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1. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005)

PG | 109 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.8
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63 Metascore

Mere seconds before the Earth is to be demolished by an alien construction crew, journeyman Arthur Dent is swept off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher penning a new edition of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy."

Writers: Douglas Adams, Karey Kirkpatrick | Director: Garth Jennings | Stars: Martin Freeman, Mos Def, Sam Rockwell, Zooey Deschanel

2. When Harry Met Sally... (1989)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.6
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76 Metascore

Harry and Sally have known each other for years, and are very good friends, but they fear sex would ruin the friendship.

Writer: Nora Ephron | Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan, Carrie Fisher, Bruno Kirby

3. Australia (2008)

PG-13 | 165 min | Adventure, Drama, History

6.6
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53 Metascore

Set in northern Australia before World War II, an English aristocrat who inherits a sprawling ranch reluctantly pacts with a stock-man in order to protect her new property from a takeover plot. As the pair drive 2,000 head of cattle over unforgiving landscape, they experience the bombing of Darwin, Australia, by Japanese forces firsthand.

Writers: Stuart Beattie, Baz Luhrmann, Ronald Harwood, Richard Flanagan | Director: Baz Luhrmann | Stars: Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman, Shea Adams, Eddie Baroo

4. Eegah (1962)

Unrated | 90 min | Comedy

2.2
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Teenagers stumble across a prehistoric caveman, who goes on a rampage.

Writers: Bob Wehling, Arch Hall Sr. | Director: Arch Hall Sr. | Stars: Arch Hall Jr., Marilyn Manning, Richard Kiel, Arch Hall Sr.

5. The Party (1968)

PG | 99 min | Comedy

7.6
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A clerical mistake results in a bumbling film extra being invited to an exclusive Hollywood party instead of being fired.

Writers: Blake Edwards, Tom Waldman, Frank Waldman | Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: Peter Sellers, Claudine Longet, Natalia Borisova, Jean Carson

6. The Wages of Fear (1953)

Not Rated | 131 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

8.3
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In a decrepit South American village, men are hired to transport an urgent nitroglycerine shipment without the equipment that would make it safe.

Writers: Georges Arnaud, Henri-Georges Clouzot, Jérôme Géronimi | Director: Henri-Georges Clouzot | Stars: Yves Montand, Charles Vanel, Peter van Eyck, Folco Lulli

7. The Sleeping Dictionary (2003)

R | 109 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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John Truscott goes to Borneo to work with the Iban. He reports to Henry Bullard, who gives him a "sleeping dictionary"--one of the locals who teaches him the local language and culture. And... See full summary »

Writer: Guy Jenkin | Director: Guy Jenkin | Stars: Jessica Alba, Brenda Blethyn, Hugh Dancy, Bob Hoskins

8. Mogambo (1953)

Approved | 116 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.7
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Victor Marswell runs a big game trapping company in Kenya. Eloise Kelly is ditched there, and an immediate attraction happens between them. Then Mr. and Mrs. Nordley show up for their ... See full summary »

Writers: John Lee Mahin, Wilson Collison | Director: John Ford | Stars: Clark Gable, Grace Kelly, Ava Gardner, Donald Sinden

9. The Sheltering Sky (1990)

R | 138 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.8
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The American artist couple Port and Kit Moresby travel aimlessly through Africa, searching for new experiences that could give sense to their relationship. But the flight to distant regions only leads both deeper into despair.

Writers: Paul Bowles, Mark Peploe, Bernardo Bertolucci | Director: Bernardo Bertolucci | Stars: Debra Winger, John Malkovich, Campbell Scott, Jill Bennett

10. The Lady Eve (1941)

Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy, Romance

8.0
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A trio of classy card sharks targets the socially awkward heir to brewery millions for his money, till one of them falls in love with him.

Writers: Monckton Hoffe, Preston Sturges | Director: Preston Sturges | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Henry Fonda, Charles Coburn, Eugene Pallette

11. Animal Crackers (1930)

Passed | 97 min | Comedy, Musical

7.7
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Mayhem and zaniness ensue when a valuable painting goes missing during a party in honor of famed African explorer Captain Spaulding.

Writers: George S. Kaufman, Morrie Ryskind, Bert Kalmar, Harry Ruby, Pierre Collings | Director: Victor Heerman | Stars: Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx, The Marx Brothers

12. The Four Feathers (1939)

Approved | 129 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.7
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A British army officer who resigns his commission on the eve of his unit's embarkation to a mission against Egyptian rebels seeks to redeem his cowardice by secretly aiding his former ... See full summary »

Writers: A.E.W. Mason, R.C. Sherriff, Lajos Biró, Arthur Wimperis | Director: Zoltan Korda | Stars: John Clements, Ralph Richardson, C. Aubrey Smith, June Duprez

13. Bring 'Em Back Alive (1982–1983)

60 min | Adventure

7.2
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Pith-helmeted Buck is a Great White Hunter who here (unlike the real one from the 1940s) works out of the Raffles Hotel bar in Singapore during the 1930s fighting all kinds of bad guys in pre-war Malaya.

Creators: Frank Cardea, George Schenck | Stars: Bruce Boxleitner, Clyde Kusatsu, Ron O'Neal, Cindy Morgan

14. The Naked Kiss (1964)

Not Rated | 90 min | Crime, Drama

7.4
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Kelly, a prostitute, finds redemption in the town of Grantville, where she arrives working as a medium-time seller. There, she meets Griff, the police captain of the town, with whom she ... See full summary »

Writer: Samuel Fuller | Director: Samuel Fuller | Stars: Constance Towers, Anthony Eisley, Michael Dante, Virginia Grey

15. In the Year of the Pig (1968)

Not Rated | 103 min | Documentary, History, War

7.7
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Produced at the height of the Vietnam War, Emile de Antonio's Oscar-nominated 1968 documentary chronicles the war's historical roots. With palpable outrage, De Antonio (Point of Order, ... See full summary »

Director: Emile de Antonio | Stars: Harry S. Ashmore, Daniel Berrigan, Joseph Buttinger, William R. Corson

16. White Pongo (1945)

Approved | 71 min | Adventure

2.7
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Hunters and scientists venture into the jungle to track down a savage albino gorilla, which they believe could be the missing link between man and ape.

Writer: Raymond L. Schrock | Director: Sam Newfield | Stars: Richard Fraser, Maris Wrixon, Lionel Royce, Al Eben

17. Bengal Brigade (1954)

Approved | 87 min | Adventure, War

5.5
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Set during British India 1857, Captain Clayboune (Rock Hudson) is faced with restoring his reputation after being harshly disciplined for disobeying orders.

Writers: Richard Alan Simmons, Seton I. Miller, Hall Hunter | Director: Laslo Benedek | Stars: Rock Hudson, Arlene Dahl, Ursula Thiess, Torin Thatcher

18. Tarzan and the Green Goddess (1938)

Approved | 72 min | Action, Adventure

5.1
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This is an edited version of the 1935 serial "The New Adventures of Tarzan."

Writer: Charles F. Royal | Directors: Edward A. Kull, Wilbur McGaugh | Stars: Bruce Bennett, Ula Holt, Frank Baker, Ashton Dearholt

19. Perils of Pauline (1933)

Passed | 231 min | Adventure

6.1
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A famous scientist and his beautiful daughter travel to Indochina to find an ivory disc that has the formula for a deadly gas engraved on it. An evil doctor and his gang are also looking for it.

Writers: Charles W. Goddard, Ella O'Neill, Basil Dickey, George H. Plympton, Jack Foley | Director: Ray Taylor | Stars: Evalyn Knapp, Craig Reynolds, James Durkin, John Davidson

20. Island of Doomed Men (1940)

Approved | 68 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.8
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Undercover agent Mark Sheldon gets paroled to a remote tropical island with a diamond mine manned by slave labor run by sadistic Stephen Danel.

Writer: Robert Hardy Andrews | Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Peter Lorre, Rochelle Hudson, Robert Wilcox, Don Beddoe

21. The Saint in Palm Springs (1941)

Approved | 66 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.1
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Inspector Fernack asks Simon to watch over an old friend who's carrying $200,000 worth of priceless stamps, but the friend is killed and the stamps stolen.

Writers: Jerome Cady, Leslie Charteris | Director: Jack Hively | Stars: George Sanders, Wendy Barrie, Paul Guilfoyle, Jonathan Hale

22. Congo Bill (1948)

Approved | 270 min | Adventure, Action

7.3
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A girl is about to inherit a fortune, but she is missing in Africa. Only then, family charges Congo Bill, an adventurer, to find her, and bring her back to civilization. He follows a legend about some White Queen, but his path is full of difficulties, by an inhospitable jungle, and the man who will lose the fortune if the girl is found alive.

Writers: George H. Plympton, Arthur Hoerl, Lewis Clay, Whitney Ellsworth | Directors: Spencer Gordon Bennet, Thomas Carr | Stars: Don McGuire, Cleo Moore, Jack Ingram, I. Stanford Jolley

23. Bomba on Panther Island (1949)

70 min | Adventure

5.5
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Bomba the Jungle Boy must stop a man-eating black panther while helping Ludy Maitland and her brother Robert build an experimental farm.

Writers: Ford Beebe, Roy Rockwood | Director: Ford Beebe | Stars: Johnny Sheffield, Allene Roberts, Lita Baron, Charles Irwin

24. Queen of the Jungle (I) (1935)

197 min | Adventure

4.0
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An expedition sets off for the last land of Mu, where legend has it that a killer death ray is emitted from the eye of a golden idol.

Writer: Griffin Jay | Director: Robert F. Hill | Stars: Mary Kornman, Marilyn Spinner, Reed Howes, Dickie Jones

25. The Call of the Savage (1935)

Approved | 212 min | Adventure

6.3
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Two competing teams of scientists search the African jungles for a secret formula.

Writers: Otis Adelbert Kline, Nate Gatzert, George H. Plympton, Basil Dickey | Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Noah Beery Jr., Dorothy Short, Harry Woods, Bryant Washburn

26. Tiger Fangs (1943)

Approved | 59 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

5.1
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A big-game hunter travels to Malaya to help stop the Nazis and Japanese from destroying the rubber industry.

Writer: Arthur St. Claire | Director: Sam Newfield | Stars: Frank Buck, June Duprez, Duncan Renaldo, Howard Banks

27. Jungle Mystery (1932)

Passed | 240 min | Action, Adventure

4.6
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In Africa, two hunters meet a girl and her father who are searching for her lost brother. Their search is complicated by rival hunters who are after ivory and by a tribe of hostile natives.

Writers: Talbot Mundy, Ella O'Neill, Basil Dickey, George Morgan, George H. Plympton | Director: Ray Taylor | Stars: Tom Tyler, Cecilia Parker, William Desmond, Philo McCullough

28. Jungle Raiders (1945)

Passed | Action

6.5
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Ann Reed travels to a mysterious land following her father who disappeared into its interior many years ago. Ann falls in with Bob Moore and Joe Riley who have just been mustered out of the... See full summary »

Writers: Ande Lamb, George H. Plympton | Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: Kane Richmond, Eddie Quillan, Veda Ann Borg, Carol Hughes

29. King of the Congo (1952)

252 min | Action

6.5
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An Air Force captain is assigned to find some missing top-secret microfilm.

Writers: Royal K. Cole, Arthur Hoerl, George H. Plympton | Directors: Spencer Gordon Bennet, Wallace Grissell | Stars: Buster Crabbe, Gloria Dea, Leonard Penn, Jack Ingram

30. Jungle Hunt (1982 Video Game)

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31. Vengeance (I) (1930)

Passed | 66 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

4.0
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John Meadham, has for years been in charge of a West Africa trading post, wire the home office in London that he is tired and worn out, and they need to send a replacement to take over. The... See full summary »

Writers: Ralph Graves, F. Hugh Herbert | Director: Archie Mayo | Stars: Jack Holt, Dorothy Revier, Philip Strange, George C. Pearce

32. Danger in the Pacific (1942)

60 min | Adventure, War

6.0
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Writers: Maurice Tombragel, Walter Doniger, Neil P. Varnick | Director: Lewis D. Collins | Stars: Leo Carrillo, Andy Devine, Don Terry, Louise Allbritton

33. Tropic Fury (1939)

Passed | 62 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.0
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An investigator checks into the rumors of harsh working conditions on an Amazon rubber plantation.

Writers: Michael L. Simmons, Maurice Tombragel, Ben Pivar | Director: Christy Cabanne | Stars: Richard Arlen, Andy Devine, Beverly Roberts, Louis Merrill

34. Slap Happy Hunters (1941)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Family

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Gandy Goose and his bullying, tormentor Cat buddy, are hunting in the jungle. The jungle birds and animals are irritated at being hunted (especially by an American goose and alley-cat), ... See full summary »

Writer: John Foster | Director: Eddie Donnelly

35. The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966)
Episode: A Bird in the Head Hurts (1962)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

7.9
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Ritchie claims he keeps being attacked by a giant woodpecker.

Writer: Carl Reiner | Director: John Rich | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam, Larry Mathews

36. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: Banquo's Chair (1959)

30 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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John Bedford is suspected of being the murderer of his wealthy aunt, Miss Ferguson, but the police are unable to break his alibi. Now, exactly two years after the crime, a retired Scotland ... See full summary »

Writers: Francis M. Cockrell, Rupert Croft-Cooke | Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, John Williams, Kenneth Haigh, Reginald Gardiner

37. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990–1996)
Episode: Boyz in the Woods (1992)

TV-PG | Comedy

7.8
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In order to spent time with them before they go off to college, Phil takes Will and Carlton camping and things go terribly wrong.

Writers: Benny Medina, Jeff Pollack, Andy Borowitz, Susan Stevenson, Samm-Art Williams | Director: Chuck Vinson | Stars: Will Smith, James Avery, Alfonso Ribeiro, Karyn Parsons

38. The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966)
Episode: Dear Mrs. Petrie, Your Husband Is in Jail (1964)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

7.6
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With Laura out of town for a few days, Rob tries to figure out what to do in his spare time. Eventually, he looks in on an old Army buddy, who is at a nightclub. Unfortunately, it results in confusion that ultimately lands Rob behind bars.

Writers: Jerry Belson, Garry Marshall, Carl Reiner | Director: Jerry Paris | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam, Larry Mathews

39. The Red Skelton Hour (1951–2013)
Episode: Half a Loafer Is Better Than None (1966)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy

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Red as Freddy is caught after breaking into a men's club for explorers, where he's recognized by his long-lost father, Junglerot Freeloader (Ed Wynn). They go on to Africa in search of a ... See full summary »

Writers: Mort Greene, Dave O'Brien, Robert Orben, Arthur Phillips, Martin Ragaway, Larry Rhine, Red Skelton | Director: Bill Hobin | Stars: Red Skelton, The Alan Copeland Singers, Patrick Campbell, Irwin Charone

40. The Nanny (1993–1999)
Episode: Here Comes the Brood (1993)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

7.4
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C.C.'s attempts to get closer to Maxwell's children results in Gracie running away.

Writers: Robert Sternin, Prudence Fraser, Peter Marc Jacobson, Fran Drescher, Diane Wilk | Director: Lee Shallat Chemel | Stars: Fran Drescher, Charles Shaughnessy, Daniel Davis, Lauren Lane

41. Mission: Impossible (1966–1973)
Episode: Hunted (1970)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.1
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A picture perfect extraction mission in an white dominated African country goes suddenly awry when an interrogator arrives unexpectedly. A well disguised member of the MI team is wounded ... See full summary »

Writers: Bruce Geller, Helen Hoblock Thompson | Director: Terry Becker | Stars: Peter Graves, Leonard Nimoy, Lesley Ann Warren, Greg Morris

42. Mission: Impossible (1966–1973)
Episode: Kitara (1971)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.5
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Government forces in a racist African country have captured, Kitara, the leader of the revolutionary forces and will torture him to death in their effort to find the gold bullion he has ... See full summary »

Writers: Bruce Geller, Mann Rubin | Director: Murray Golden | Stars: Peter Graves, Leonard Nimoy, Lesley Ann Warren, Greg Morris

43. Lost in Space (1965–1968)
Episode: The Space Croppers (1966)

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

5.8
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The Robinsons run into a group of space hillbillies whom Zachary believes might take him back to Earth.

Writers: Irwin Allen, Peter Packer | Director: Sobey Martin | Stars: Guy Williams, June Lockhart, Mark Goddard, Marta Kristen

44. The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1964–1968)
Episode: The Tigers Are Coming Affair (1965)

60 min | Adventure

6.2
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In India, Solo and Kuryakin investigate a prince, who holds a deadly secret.

Writers: Alan Caillou, Paul Tuckahoe | Director: Herschel Daugherty | Stars: Robert Vaughn, David McCallum, Leo G. Carroll, Jill Ireland

45. The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1964–1968)
Episode: The Ultimate Computer Affair (1965)

60 min | Adventure

7.6
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Thrush is developing an "ultimate computer," which, if it becomes fully operational, will mean the criminal organization even more formidable. The device is housed in a Thrush facility that... See full summary »

Writer: Peter Allan Fields | Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: Robert Vaughn, David McCallum, Leo G. Carroll, Charles Ruggles