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1. The Cabin in the Woods (2012)

R | 95 min | Horror

7.0
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72 Metascore

Five friends go for a break at a remote cabin, where they get more than they bargained for, discovering the truth behind the cabin in the woods.

Director: Drew Goddard | Stars: Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison, Fran Kranz

Votes: 305,414 | Gross: $42.07M

2. Being John Malkovich (1999)

R | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.8
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90 Metascore

A puppeteer discovers a portal that leads literally into the head of movie star John Malkovich.

Director: Spike Jonze | Stars: John Cusack, Cameron Diaz, Catherine Keener, John Malkovich

Votes: 270,704 | Gross: $22.86M

3. Mindhunters (2004)

R | 106 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

6.4
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33 Metascore

Trainees in the FBI's psychological profiling program must put their training into practice when they discover a killer in their midst.

Director: Renny Harlin | Stars: Val Kilmer, LL Cool J, Christian Slater, Eion Bailey

Votes: 52,104 | Gross: $4.48M

4. Manifesto (III) (2015)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama

7.0
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72 Metascore

Cate Blanchett performs manifestos as a series of striking monologues.

Director: Julian Rosefeldt | Stars: Cate Blanchett, Erika Bauer, Ruby Bustamante, Carl Dietrich

Votes: 1,593 | Gross: $0.14M

5. Pinocchio (1940)

Approved | 88 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.5
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A living puppet, with the help of a cricket as his conscience, must prove himself worthy to become a real boy.

Directors: Norman Ferguson, T. Hee, Wilfred Jackson, Jack Kinney, Hamilton Luske, Bill Roberts, Ben Sharpsteen | Stars: Dickie Jones, Christian Rub, Mel Blanc, Don Brodie

Votes: 101,959 | Gross: $84.25M

6. The Double Life of Veronique (1991)

R | 98 min | Drama, Fantasy, Music

7.9
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86 Metascore

Two parallel stories about two identical women; one living in Poland, the other in France. They don't know each other, but their lives are nevertheless profoundly connected.

Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski | Stars: Irène Jacob, Wladyslaw Kowalski, Halina Gryglaszewska, Kalina Jedrusik

Votes: 31,869 | Gross: $2.00M

7. Tales from the Crypt (1972)

PG | 92 min | Horror

7.0
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Five strangers get lost in a crypt and, after meeting the mysterious Crypt Keeper, receive visions of how they will die.

Director: Freddie Francis | Stars: Joan Collins, Peter Cushing, Roy Dotrice, Richard Greene

Votes: 7,099

8. Lassie (2005)

PG | 100 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.8
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84 Metascore

A family in financial crisis is forced to sell Lassie, their beloved dog. Hundreds of miles away from her true family, Lassie escapes and sets out on a journey home.

Director: Charles Sturridge | Stars: John Lynch, Samantha Morton, Peter O'Toole, Peter Dinklage

Votes: 3,532 | Gross: $0.65M

9. Retro Puppet Master (1999 Video)

PG-13 | 80 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Horror

4.2
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In the late nineteenth century, an Ancient Egyptian sorcerer discovers the art of transferring the souls of the dead into inanimate objects.

Director: David DeCoteau | Stars: Greg Sestero, Brigitta Dau, Stephen Blackehart, Jack Donner

Votes: 1,504

10. Mark of the Devil (1970)

R | 90 min | Drama, History, Horror

6.2
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In 1700s Austria, a witch-hunter's apprentice has doubts about the righteousness of witch-hunting when he witnesses the brutality, the injustice, the falsehood, the torture and the arbitrary killing that go with the job.

Directors: Michael Armstrong, Adrian Hoven | Stars: Herbert Lom, Udo Kier, Olivera Katarina, Reggie Nalder

Votes: 2,355

11. Puppet Master III: Toulon's Revenge (1991 Video)

R | 86 min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.1
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A puppeteer's ability to bring inanimate objects to life attracts the attention of the Nazis during World War II.

Director: David DeCoteau | Stars: Guy Rolfe, Richard Lynch, Ian Abercrombie, Kristopher Logan

Votes: 3,065

12. Lili (1953)

Passed | 81 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.5
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An orphaned young woman becomes part of a puppet act and forms a relationship with the anti-social puppeteer.

Director: Charles Walters | Stars: Leslie Caron, Mel Ferrer, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Zsa Zsa Gabor

Votes: 2,669

13. Still Breathing (1997)

PG-13 | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.9
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When artist and street performer Fletcher (Brendan Fraser) thinks con-artist Roz (Joanna Going) is the woman he has seen in a vision, he has no idea she sees him as her next victim.

Director: James F. Robinson | Stars: Brendan Fraser, Joanna Going, Lou Rawls, Steven Lambert

Votes: 2,053 | Gross: $0.21M

14. Sombre (1998)

112 min | Drama, Horror

6.3
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A car, following the Tour de France. Children screaming in front of the puppet show. Women, often prostitutes, trying to scream as they are being strangled. Then he will meet Claire, the ... See full summary »

Director: Philippe Grandrieux | Stars: Marc Barbé, Elina Löwensohn, Géraldine Voillat, Coralie

Votes: 1,168

15. Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge (2014– )

Reality-TV

8.1
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People from around the world are bringing back Jim Henson's creatures back to life by competing to see who is the better monster maker.

Stars: Melissa Doss, Russ Adams, Gigi Edgley, Brian Henson

Votes: 512

16. Le voyage du ballon rouge (2007)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama, Family

6.7
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86 Metascore

A little boy and his baby-sitter inhabit the same imaginary world: through their adventures they are followed by a strange red balloon.

Director: Hsiao-Hsien Hou | Stars: Juliette Binoche, Hippolyte Girardot, Simon Iteanu, Fang Song

Votes: 3,539 | Gross: $0.46M

17. Assassin Banana (2015– )

24 min | Comedy

6.6
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After seeing his wife brutally murdered by Dr. Tomato's henchmen, billionaire banana Chick del Monte fights crime as masked vigilante Assassin Banana, hell bent on revenge.

Stars: Nathan Fillion, Chris William Martin, Jed Rees, Nick Gligor

Votes: 66

18. Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey (2011)

PG | 80 min | Documentary

7.7
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71 Metascore

The Muppet Elmo is one of the most beloved characters among children across the globe. Meet the unlikely man behind the puppet - the heart and soul of Elmo - Kevin Clash.

Director: Constance Marks | Stars: Kevin Clash, Whoopi Goldberg, Frank Oz, Bill Barretta

Votes: 6,140 | Gross: $0.30M

19. The Puppetmaster (1993)

142 min | Biography, Drama, War

7.4
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In the first half of this century, young Li Tienlu joines a travelling puppet theatre and subsequently makes a career as one of Taiwan's leading puppeteers. During World War II the Japanese... See full summary »

Director: Hsiao-Hsien Hou | Stars: Tian-Lu Li, Giong Lim, Kuei-Chung Cheng, Chien-ru Huang

Votes: 1,321

20. I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story (2014)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

7.4
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71 Metascore

Caroll Spinney has been Sesame Street's Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch since 1969; at 78-years-old, he has no intention of stopping.

Directors: Dave LaMattina, Chad N. Walker | Stars: Caroll Spinney, Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Debra Spinney

Votes: 1,119 | Gross: $0.01M

21. Beauty Is Embarrassing (2012)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

7.5
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72 Metascore

A documentary on the life and current times of artist Wayne White.

Director: Neil Berkeley | Stars: Wayne White, Mimi Pond, Paul Reubens, Mark Mothersbaugh

Votes: 972

22. Dick Tracy (1937)

Approved | 290 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.2
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A master criminal called The Spider puts the famous detective's brother under a hypnotic spell and turns him against Dick.

Directors: Alan James, Ray Taylor | Stars: Ralph Byrd, Kay Hughes, Smiley Burnette, Lee Van Atta

Votes: 471

23. Shanks (1974)

PG | 93 min | Fantasy, Horror

5.7
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A mute puppeteer uses a deceased scientist's invention to control dead bodies like puppets.

Director: William Castle | Stars: Marcel Marceau, Tsilla Chelton, Philippe Clay, Cindy Eilbacher

Votes: 445

24. I bambini ci guardano (1944)

Not Rated | 84 min | Drama

7.8
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A four-year old boy, Pricò, becomes the subject of emotional folly by his fluctuant parents and inattentive relatives.

Director: Vittorio De Sica | Stars: Emilio Cigoli, Luciano De Ambrosis, Isa Pola, Adriano Rimoldi

Votes: 1,909

25. Pinocchio (2012)

75 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

6.0
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Geppetto the carpenter carves the object of his hidden desires out of a log: a puppet that will keep him company and will be like a son to him. He will call him Pinocchio. Imagine his ... See full summary »

Director: Enzo D'Alò | Stars: Gabriele Caprio, Mino Caprio, Maricla Affatato, Maurizio Micheli

Votes: 190

26. Inside the Labyrinth (1986 TV Movie)

57 min | Documentary, Music

7.1
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A behind-the-scenes look at the David Bowie film Labyrinth (1986), also featuring director Jim Henson and co-star Jennifer Connelly.

Director: Desmond Saunders | Stars: Jim Henson, David Bowie, Charles Augins, Brian Henson

Votes: 449

27. The Forbidden Street (1949)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, History

6.4
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A rich woman in Victorian England marries a poor artist from the wrong side of the track, and finds herself the victim of a blackmailing plot.

Director: Jean Negulesco | Stars: Dana Andrews, Maureen O'Hara, Sybil Thorndike, Fay Compton

Votes: 329

28. Key Exchange (1985)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Romance

4.6
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A young woman wants to get her boyfriend to commit to her, but the most she can get him to do is exchange apartment keys.

Director: Barnet Kellman | Stars: Brooke Adams, Danny Aiello, Seth Allen, Kerry Armstrong

Votes: 222

29. The Blackbird (1926)

Not Rated | 86 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.9
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Two thieves, the Blackbird and West End Bertie, fall in love with the same girl, a French nightclub performer named Fifi. Each man tries to outdo the other to win her heart.

Director: Tod Browning | Stars: Lon Chaney, Owen Moore, Renée Adorée, Doris Lloyd

Votes: 545

30. The Falcon Strikes Back (1943)

Approved | 66 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.6
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Tom Lawrence, who has inherited his brother's sobriquet of "The Falcon," is framed for the theft of war bonds and murder.

Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: Tom Conway, Harriet Nelson, Jane Randolph, Edgar Kennedy

Votes: 411

31. La Ciudad (The City) (1998)

88 min | Drama

7.1
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76 Metascore

The stories of four Hispanic immigrants living in New York City.

Director: David Riker | Stars: Anthony Rivera, Joseph Rigano, Miguel Maldonado, Ricardo Cuevas

Votes: 336 | Gross: $0.24M

32. Stacy: Attack of the Schoolgirl Zombies (2001)

80 min | Comedy, Horror

5.1
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Girls surrounding 17 years old are affected by an illness that make her to be 'Stacies': they feel a strange and momentary happiness until they become zombies.

Director: Naoyuki Tomomatsu | Stars: Norman England, Tomoka Hayashi, Yukijirô Hotaru, Ryôichi Inaba

Votes: 1,451

33. The Mad Genius (1931)

Unrated | 81 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

6.5
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A crippled man finds a boy and vows to make him a great dancer.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: John Barrymore, Marian Marsh, Charles Butterworth, Donald Cook

Votes: 369

34. The Jade Mask (1945)

Not Rated | 66 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.9
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Charlie Chan looks into the apparent murder of a scientist in a spooky mansion.

Director: Phil Rosen | Stars: Sidney Toler, Mantan Moreland, Edwin Luke, Hardie Albright

Votes: 923

35. Slander (1957)

81 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.5
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Steve Cochran plays the slick, debonair owner of a notorious gossip magazine who is anxious to break a big scandal to reverse a recent decline in sales. He zeroes in on children's ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Rowland | Stars: Van Johnson, Ann Blyth, Steve Cochran, Marjorie Rambeau

Votes: 266

36. The Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson (1990 TV Movie)

47 min | Documentary, Animation, Action

8.7
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While The Muppets prepare a tribute to the late Jim Henson, they learn about the life and career of the renowned puppeteer/film maker.

Director: Don Mischer | Stars: Jim Henson, Harry Belafonte, Carol Burnett, Ray Charles

Votes: 208

37. The Paul Winchell Show (1950–1954)

Comedy, Family

8.4
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The Paul Winchell Show, or The Paul Winchell and Jerry Mahoney Show, or The Spiedel Show, was a variety program which aired on NBC prime time from 1950 to 1954, starring ventriloquist Paul Winchell and his dummy, Jerry Mahoney. (1950)

Stars: Paul Winchell, Diane Sinclair, Jimmy Blaine, Sue Bennett

Votes: 28

38. Fellini: I'm a Born Liar (2002)

R | 105 min | Documentary, Biography

7.2
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67 Metascore

A look at Fellini's creative process. In extensive interviews, Fellini talks a bit about his background and then discusses how he works and how he creates. Several actors, a producer, a ... See full summary »

Director: Damian Pettigrew | Stars: Roberto Benigni, Luigi 'Titta' Benzi, Italo Calvino, Dante Ferretti

Votes: 717 | Gross: $0.11M

39. Roger Rabbit and the Secrets of Toon Town (1988 TV Special)

60 min | Documentary, Family

6.6
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Stars: Joanna Cassidy, Tony Anselmo, Mel Blanc, Noel Blanc

Votes: 114

40. Manon sur le bitume (I) (2007)

TV-MA | 15 min | Short, Drama, Romance

7.5
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A woman gains a new insight of life while she's near death.

Directors: Elizabeth Marre, Olivier Pont | Star: Aude Léger

Votes: 284

41. Eden's Bowy (1999– )

TV-PG | 24 min | Animation, Romance, Sci-Fi

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Legend tells of how long ago God became displeased with how unjust Humanity was, and punished them for it. But eventually a human arose and defeated God, which bled fog all over the earth. ... See full summary »

Stars: Yûji Ueda, John Minnich, Camille Chen, Steve Sanders

Votes: 25

42. Plyus odin (2008)

96 min | Comedy, Romance

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After a failed marriage, Masha retreats to the sanctuary of her humble profession as a translator of serious literature. Financial difficulties force her to accept an offer to interpret during a seminar held by an English puppeteer.

Director: Oksana Bychkova | Stars: Madlen Dzhabrailova, Jethro Skinner, Vladimir Ilin, Miriam Sekhon

Votes: 453

43. La edad de la inocencia (1962)

Family, Drama

7.6
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A poor little girl slips in a circus one day and sees a puppets' show. Later she returns to the empty circus looking for a fairy she was fascinated by.

Director: Tito Davison | Stars: Marga López, Roberto Cañedo, José Luis Jiménez, Emma Roldán

Votes: 31

44. My Life With Puppets: The Story of Ronnie Le Drew (2017)

23 min | Documentary, Short

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My Life with Puppets is a documentary film featuring the renowned puppeteer Ronnie Le Drew who was the man behind the iconic characters Zippy from Rainbow, Sweep from The Sooty Show and a ... See full summary »

Director: Jake McNeil | Star: Ronnie Le Drew

45. Knokken voor twee (1982)

106 min | Drama, Family

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Director: Karst van der Meulen | Stars: Michael Walma van der Molen, Harro Coppens, Inge Sliggers, Paul van den Berg

Votes: 8

46. Of Muppets and Men: The Making of 'The Muppet Show' (1981 TV Movie)

52 min | Documentary, Family

8.1
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Documentary about the work of puppeteer Jim Henson and his team in creating The Muppet Show.

Directors: Peter Berry, Harley Cokeliss | Stars: Julie Andrews, Charles Aznavour, Pearl Bailey, Harry Belafonte

Votes: 93

47. The Puppet Man (II) (2016)

Short, Thriller

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Andy is a puppeteer who loves his puppets and what he does. One night, as evening approaches, however, Andy begins to panic. He knows he will eventually have to go home. His puppets, ... See full summary »

Director: John Pinder | Stars: Bryan Chatlien, Mila McCoy, Lorraine Eubank, Easton Wayne Fenter

48. Tackle Happy (2000)

75 min | Documentary

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Director: Mick Molloy | Stars: Simon Morley, David Friend, Darren Chow, Stephen Curry

Votes: 87

49. Zai sheng ren (1981)

88 min | Horror, Thriller

5.7
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Puppets are brought to life and terrorize a rural area in medieval China.

Director: Wai-Chuen Yung | Stars: George Lam, Flora Cheung, Mang-Ha Cheng, Sang Cheung

Votes: 43

50. Kli-Kla-Klawitter (1974–1976)

30 min | Animation, Family

7.5
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Stars: Wolfgang Jansen, Herbert Mensching, Peter Millowitsch, Ernst Ammann

Votes: 20