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1. Coraline (2009)

PG | 100 min | Animation, Fantasy

7.7
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80 Metascore

An adventurous girl finds another world that is a strangely idealized version of her frustrating home, but it has sinister secrets.

Writers: Henry Selick, Neil Gaiman | Director: Henry Selick | Stars: Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher, John Hodgman, Jennifer Saunders

Votes: 126,190

2. The Golden Compass (2007)

PG-13 | 113 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

6.1
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51 Metascore

In a parallel universe, young Lyra Belacqua journeys to the far North to save her best friend and other kidnapped children from terrible experiments by a mysterious organization.

Writers: Chris Weitz, Philip Pullman | Director: Chris Weitz | Stars: Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig, Dakota Blue Richards, Ben Walker

Votes: 136,610

3. A Bug's Life (1998)

G | 95 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.2
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77 Metascore

A misfit ant, looking for "warriors" to save his colony from greedy grasshoppers, recruits a group of bugs that turn out to be an inept circus troupe.

Writers: John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton, Joe Ranft, Don McEnery, Bob Shaw, Geefwee Boedoe, Jason Katz, Jorgen Klubien, Robert Lence, David Reynolds | Directors: John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Dave Foley, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Hayden Panettiere

Votes: 185,674

4. Antz (1998)

PG | 83 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.6
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72 Metascore

A rather neurotic ant tries to break from his totalitarian society while trying to win the affection of the princess he loves.

Writers: Todd Alcott, Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz | Directors: Eric Darnell, Tim Johnson | Stars: Woody Allen, Sharon Stone, Gene Hackman, Sylvester Stallone

Votes: 111,776

5. Enter the Dragon (1973)

R | 102 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.7
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A martial artist agrees to spy on a reclusive crime lord using his invitation to a tournament there as cover.

Writer: Michael Allin | Director: Robert Clouse | Stars: Bruce Lee, John Saxon, Jim Kelly, Ahna Capri

Votes: 71,687

6. The Science of Sleep (2006)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.3
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70 Metascore

A man entranced by his dreams and imagination is love-struck with a French woman and feels he can show her his world.

Writer: Michel Gondry | Director: Michel Gondry | Stars: Gael García Bernal, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Miou-Miou, Alain Chabat

Votes: 58,200

7. Nine Months (1995)

PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Romance

5.4
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When he finds out his longtime girlfriend is pregnant, a commitment-phobe realizes he might have to change his lifestyle for better or much, much worse.

Writers: Patrick Braoudé, Chris Columbus | Director: Chris Columbus | Stars: Hugh Grant, Julianne Moore, Tom Arnold, Joan Cusack

Votes: 27,334

8. The Next Karate Kid (1994)

PG | 107 min | Action, Drama, Family

4.2
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Mr. Miyagi is back and he takes a new pupil under his wing; a troubled adolescent girl.

Writers: Robert Mark Kamen, Mark Lee | Director: Christopher Cain | Stars: Pat Morita, Hilary Swank, Michael Ironside, Constance Towers

Votes: 16,070

9. Dracula 3D (2012)

Not Rated | 110 min | Horror, Romance, Thriller

3.6
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25 Metascore

Asia Argento stars in horror legend Dario Argento's sexy spin on the classic tale about the sharp-toothed count who craves human blood.

Writers: Dario Argento, Enrique Cerezo, Stefano Piani, Bram Stoker, Antonio Tentori | Director: Dario Argento | Stars: Thomas Kretschmann, Marta Gastini, Asia Argento, Unax Ugalde

Votes: 2,702

10. Mysterious Island (2005 TV Movie)

172 min | Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure

4.3
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To escape evils of the Civil war, Cyrus removes his small family and random war prisoners by way if hot air balloon. Once landing on an island the group finds they are surrounded by danger ... See full summary »

Writers: Jules Verne, Adam Armus, Nora Kay Foster | Director: Russell Mulcahy | Stars: Kyle MacLachlan, Danielle Calvert, Gabrielle Anwar, Patrick Stewart

Votes: 1,483

11. Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Furious Five (2008 Video)

25 min | Animation, Short, Action

7.2
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Ordered to teach a martial arts class of rambunctious bunny kittens, Po tells stories of each of the Furious Five's pasts.

Writers: Todd Berger, Jed Diffenderfer, Paul McEvoy | Director: Raman Hui | Stars: Jack Black, Dustin Hoffman, Will Shadley, Eamon Pirruccello

Votes: 4,460

12. Meet the Applegates (1990)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

5.3
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Giant preying mantis living in a south American jungle decide to move into suburban USA. Disguised as humans, the mantis are planning something.. Could it be connected to dad's job in the ... See full summary »

Writers: Michael Lehmann, Redbeard Simmons | Director: Michael Lehmann | Stars: Ed Begley Jr., Stockard Channing, Dabney Coleman, Robert Jayne

Votes: 1,638

13. What Is It? (2005)

Unrated | 72 min | Drama

5.9
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What Is It? is a bewildering, unnerving, surreal, blackly comic film from the visionary mind of Crispin Glover that tells the inner and outer struggles of a young man facing villains and demons on multiple planes.

Writer: Crispin Glover | Director: Crispin Glover | Stars: Michael Blevis, Carlos Richardson, Lisa Fusco, Steven C. Stewart

Votes: 718

14. The Deadly Mantis (1957)

Approved | 79 min | Horror, Romance, Sci-Fi

4.6
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A giant prehistoric praying mantis, recently freed from the Arctic ice, voraciously preys on American military at the DEW Line and works its way south.

Writers: Martin Berkeley, William Alland | Director: Nathan Juran | Stars: Craig Stevens, William Hopper, Alix Talton, Donald Randolph

Votes: 1,978

15. Godzilla's Revenge (1969)

G | 70 min | Action, Adventure, Family

3.9
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A bullied schoolboy dreams of traveling to Monster Island, where he befriends Godzilla's son, who is also having bully troubles.

Writer: Shin'ichi Sekizawa | Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Kenji Sahara, Machiko Naka, Tomonori Yazaki, Hideyo Amamoto

Votes: 2,206

16. Shaolin Mantis (1978)

R | 96 min | Action, Drama

7.2
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Shaolin Mantis (Orig. Tang lang) is a 1978 Shaw Brothers film directed by Lau Kar-leung. Starring David Chiang and Liu Chia Hui. Shaolin Mantis tells the story of a man who learns martial arts by observing a praying mantis.

Writer: On Szeto | Director: Chia-Liang Liu | Stars: David Chiang, Lily Li, Chia Yung Liu, Cecilia Wong

Votes: 357

17. Bugs! (2003)

40 min | Short, Documentary

6.9
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61 Metascore

A film about the various insects in Borneo's rainforest.

Writers: Abby Aron, Mike Slee | Director: Mike Slee | Star: Judi Dench

Votes: 287

18. The Bushbaby (1969)

G | 100 min | Adventure, Drama, History

6.3
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The young daughter of a park ranger in Tanzania is distressed to learn that she and her father must permanently return to England, thus separating her from the one thing she loves most, a ... See full summary »

Writers: Robert Maxwell, William Stevenson | Director: John Trent | Stars: Margaret Leclere, Louis Gossett Jr., Donald Houston, Laurence Naismith

Votes: 45

19. Nature's Half Acre (1951)

Passed | 33 min | Documentary, Short, Family

7.6
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The variety of wildlife in a meadow - particularly insects and flowers - is observed over the course of a year, through the use of microphotography and time-lapse photography.

Writers: Winston Hibler, Ted Sears, James Algar | Director: James Algar | Stars: Winston Hibler, Mogens Lind

Votes: 88

20. Mantis Fists and Tiger Claws of Shaolin (1977)

100 min | Action, Drama, Horror

6.8
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Writer: Sum Cheung | Directors: Sum Cheung, Simon Hsu | Stars: John Cheung, Chu-chuan Sai, Lik Cheung, Man-Biu Bak

Votes: 48

21. Santo Bugito (1995– )

52 min | Animation, Comedy, Musical

6.9
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Creator: Arlene Klasky | Stars: Candi Milo, Charles Adler, Marabina Jaimes, Tony Plana

Votes: 35

22. Pérolas (2008)

9 min | Short, Fantasy, Romance

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Writer: Gustavo Vinagre | Director: Gustavo Vinagre | Stars: Juliana Amato, Gustavo Vinagre

23. The Deadly Mantis (1966)

9 min | Sci-Fi, Short

3.2
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In the Arctic, an earthquake breaks apart a glacier, and from within emerges a giant praying mantis, which takes to the air. It flies over a village of terrified Eskimos, attacks a remote ... See full summary »

Writers: William Alland, Martin Berkeley | Stars: Craig Stevens, Donald Randolph, Keith Aldrich, William Hopper

Votes: 14

24. Learning to See (2015)

Documentary | Post-production

"Learning To See" explores photography, art, entomology, travel, and the rainforest, and its' message goes deeper than its' visual richness. The film asks what inspires a person to change ... See full summary »

Director: Jake Oelman | Stars: Robert Oelman, Christian Lopez, Kathy Meagher, Yovanny Miranda Rivera

25. Hermie & Friends: Milo the Mantis Who Wouldn't Pray (2007 Video)

Animation, Short, Family

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Writers: Buddy Lewis, Max Lucado, Troy Schmidt | Director: Rick Eldridge | Stars: Tim Conway, Richard Kind, Melissa Disney, John Causby

26. Mantis Religiosa, Vision of the Dance (2013)

Short, Fantasy

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Praying Mantis tells the story of a lost kid in the middle of the Bolivian salt desert saved by a group of praying mantises who dance and entertain her in a magic forest of the salt desert.

Writer: Eva Baró | Director: Eva Baró | Stars: Cloe Llorens, Eva Llorens, Matias Martinez

27. Le petit train de la mémoire (1964–1971)
Episode: Episode dated 28 February 1966 (1966)

8 min | Animation, Short, Family

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Writer: Maurice Brunot | Director: Maurice Brunot

28. Le petit train Interlude 'Rébus Express' (1960–1963)
Episode: Episode dated 8 February 1962 (1962)

9 min | Animation, Short, Family

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Writer: Maurice Brunot | Director: Maurice Brunot

29. Wild Sex (2005– )
Episode: Femmes Fatales

Documentary

Femme Fatales debunks the belief that females are inherently gentle and passive. They can be ruthless when it comes to deciding who will father their young... See full synopsis »

30. Deadly Art (2011– )
Episode: Gallery 1 (2011)

Family

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Using Deadly 60 footage, Steve presents his top 10 predators from all over the world of art works from the 25 made in the first season. They include great cats like the Bengal tiger, the ... See full summary »

Stars: Steve Backshall, Mike Fischetti

31. Mr. Wizard (1951–1972)
Episode: How Animals Move

Family

Mr. Wizard explains how animals with different numbers of legs move, beginning with the gait of a horse, then examining insects, spiders and finally timing the speed of a cockroach on a "race course".

Director: Frank Pacelli | Stars: Don Herbert, Alan Howard

32. Deadly 60 (2009– )
Episode: India 1 (2010)

Documentary

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Fellow herpetologist Jerry shows Steve some deadly reptilians, notably crocodiles an their favorites, poisonous snakes which kill 50,000 Indians a year, including the huge royal cobra, ... See full summary »

Star: Steve Backshall

33. Stand Up!! (2003– )
Episode: Junketsu VS renai serebu (2003)

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Stars: Kazunari Ninomiya, Tomohisa Yamashita, Anne Suzuki, Hiroki Narimiya

34. Le petit train de la mémoire (1964–1971)
Episode: Les mémoires du petit train (1964)

6 min | Animation, Short, Family

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Writers: Jean Bellus, Maurice Brunot | Director: Maurice Brunot | Star: Jacques Bodoin

35. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Little Creatures Who Run the World (1995)

Documentary, Biography

7.7
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Star: E.O. Wilson

Votes: 6

36. Deadly 60 (2009– )
Episode: On a Mission - Namibian Savannah (2011)

Documentary

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In the Namibian hot savanna, Steve concentrates on admiring the big cats' superior hunting techniques. The leopard is an absolute master in stealth and chase, even into cave dens, but ... See full summary »

Star: Steve Backshall

37. Deadly Art (2011– )
Episode: Praying Mantis (2011)

Family

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Steve presents with documentary Deadly 60 footage of the praying mantis, which he met in southern Indian state Tamil Nadu. It is a master in mimicry and major insectivore. Two artists ... See full summary »

Star: Steve Backshall

38. Rick and Morty (2013– )
Episode: Rick Potion #9 (2014)

TV-14 | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

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Rick provides Morty with a love potion to get Jessica. The serum backfires & Rick's attempt to fix things creates Cronenberg inspired monsters. Rick is okay with it but Morty feels partly responsible for creating a living nightmare.

Creators: Justin Roiland, Dan Harmon | Directors: Stephen Sandoval, Pete Michels | Stars: Justin Roiland, Chris Parnell, Spencer Grammer, Sarah Chalke

Votes: 558

39. The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Hour (1976–1978)
Episode: The Creepy Creature of Vulture's Claw (1978)

TV-G | Animation, Comedy

7.7
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While visiting a botanical garden, the kids confront a seven-foot-tall preying mantis.

Star: Frank Welker

Votes: 20

40. Man vs. Wild (2006– )
Episode: Urban Survivor (2010)

TV-PG | Adventure, Reality-TV

7.9
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In a simulated urban disaster, Bear navigates abandoned buildings, roof tops and sewers and finds it as hard to find clean drinking water as in the desert.

Director: Nicholas White

Votes: 33