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1. Ratatouille (2007)

G | 111 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

8.0
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96 Metascore

A rat who can cook makes an unusual alliance with a young kitchen worker at a famous restaurant.

Directors: Brad Bird, Jan Pinkava | Stars: Brad Garrett, Lou Romano, Patton Oswalt, Ian Holm

Votes: 485,668 | Gross: $206.44M

2. The Muppets (2011)

PG | 103 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

7.1
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75 Metascore

A Muppet fanatic with some help from his two human compatriots must regroup the Muppet gang to stop an avaricious oil mogul from taking down one of their precious life-longing treasures.

Director: James Bobin | Stars: Amy Adams, Jason Segel, Chris Cooper, Rashida Jones

Votes: 76,086 | Gross: $88.63M

3. The Dark Crystal (1982)

PG | 93 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

7.2
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On another planet in the distant past, a Gelfling embarks on a quest to find the missing shard of a magical crystal, and so restore order to his world.

Directors: Jim Henson, Frank Oz | Stars: Jim Henson, Kathryn Mullen, Frank Oz, Dave Goelz

Votes: 42,548

4. Team America: World Police (2004)

R | 98 min | Action, Comedy

7.2
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64 Metascore

Popular Broadway actor Gary Johnston is recruited by the elite counter-terrorism organization Team America: World Police. As the world begins to crumble around him, he must battle with terrorists, celebrities and falling in love.

Director: Trey Parker | Stars: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Elle Russ, Kristen Miller

Votes: 138,086 | Gross: $32.77M

5. Cats & Dogs (2001)

PG | 87 min | Action, Comedy, Family

5.1
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47 Metascore

A look at the top-secret, high-tech espionage war going on between cats and dogs, which their human owners are blissfully unaware of.

Director: Lawrence Guterman | Stars: Alec Baldwin, Tobey Maguire, Jeff Goldblum, Elizabeth Perkins

Votes: 46,871 | Gross: $93.38M

6. Hobgoblins (1988)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

2.3
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A young security guard must track down diminutive aliens who kill people even as they make their fantasies come true.

Director: Rick Sloane | Stars: Tom Bartlett, Paige Sullivan, Steven Boggs, Kelley Palmer

Votes: 8,535

7. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Music

8.5
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Kermit the Frog and his friends struggle to put on a weekly variety show.

Stars: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Richard Hunt, Dave Goelz

Votes: 15,598

8. Mister Rogers' Neighborhood (1968–2001)

TV-Y | 30 min | Family, Fantasy, Music

8.5
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Fred Rogers explores various topics for young viewers through presentations and music both in his world and in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe.

Stars: Fred Rogers, Betty Aberlin, David Newell, Joe Negri

Votes: 3,137

9. Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore (2010)

PG | 82 min | Action, Comedy, Family

4.3
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30 Metascore

The ongoing war between the canine and feline species is put on hold when they join forces to thwart a rogue cat spy with her own sinister plans for conquest.

Director: Brad Peyton | Stars: Bette Midler, Chris O'Donnell, Jack McBrayer, James Marsden

Votes: 10,468 | Gross: $43.58M

10. Dante's Inferno (2007)

88 min | Animation, Comedy

6.6
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A darkly comedic travelogue of the underworld - set against an all-too-familiar urban backdrop of used car lots, gated communities, strip malls, and the U.S. Capitol. And populated with a contemporary cast of reprobates, including famous - and infamous - politicians, presidents, popes, pimps. And the Prince of Darkness himself.

Director: Sean Meredith | Stars: Tony Abatemarco, Scott Adsit, Matt Besser, Bill Chott

Votes: 1,303

11. The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984)

G | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.9
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Kermit and his friends go to New York to get their musical on Broadway only to find it's a more difficult task than they anticipated.

Director: Frank Oz | Stars: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire

Votes: 15,485

12. Paper Heart (2009)

PG-13 | 88 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.0
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54 Metascore

Charlyne Yi embarks on a quest across America to make a documentary about the one subject she doesn't fully understand: Love.

Director: Nicholas Jasenovec | Stars: Charlyne Yi, Michael Cera, Jake Johnson, Gill Summers

Votes: 7,414 | Gross: $1.27M

13. Terrahawks (1983–1986)

23 min | Family, Sci-Fi

7.5
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In the year 2020 Earth is under threat from Martian androids who want revenge on the human race. They consist of Zelda, her son Yung-star and her sister called Cy-star. An organisation is ... See full summary »

Stars: Jeremy Hitchen, Denise Bryer, Anne Ridler, Windsor Davies

Votes: 399

14. 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: 2,432

15. Ziegfeld Follies (1945)

Approved | 110 min | Comedy, Musical

6.6
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The late, great impresario Florenz Ziegfeld looks down from heaven and ordains a new revue in his grand old style.

Directors: Lemuel Ayers, Roy Del Ruth, Robert Lewis, Vincente Minnelli, George Sidney, Merrill Pye, Charles Walters | Stars: William Powell, Judy Garland, Lucille Ball, Fred Astaire

Votes: 2,224

16. Marley & Me: The Puppy Years (2011 Video)

PG | 86 min | Comedy, Family

3.6
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More fun from Marley and this time he speaks! The worlds worst dog now has an attitude and a frisky voice. He and his summer pal, Bodi Grogan cause mayhem at the local dog contest. Marley outsmarts lots of other dogs while winning hearts.

Director: Michael Damian | Stars: Travis Turner, Donnelly Rhodes, Alex Zahara, Geoff Gustafson

Votes: 1,561

17. Lamb Chop's Play-Along (1992–1997)

TV-Y | 30 min | Family

7.5
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An enthusiastic singing lady and her puppet animal friends go on a variety of adventures.

Stars: Amy Castle, Brian Ito, Shari Lewis, Amanda McAdam

Votes: 1,005

18. Illuminata (1998)

R | 119 min | Drama, Romance

6.2
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60 Metascore

It's the start of the 20th century, and Tuccio, resident playwright of a theatre repertory company offers the owners of the company his new play, "Illuminata". They reject it, saying it's ... See full summary »

Director: John Turturro | Stars: Leo Bassi, Henri Behar, Maurizio Benazzo, Fernando Bolles

Votes: 1,412 | Gross: $0.84M

19. 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: 5,877 | Gross: $0.30M

20. Choose Connor (2007)

Unrated | 109 min | Drama

6.6
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46 Metascore

Idealistic 15-year old Owen gets the chance of a lifetime to be the youth spokesman for U.S. Senate Candidate Lawrence Connor, only to be exploited in a fierce campaign of TV and radio ads,... See full summary »

Director: Lucas Elliot Eberl | Stars: Darin Cooper, Chris Marquette, Alex D. Linz, James Runcorn

Votes: 271 | Gross: $0.01M

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

Not Rated | 90 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: 937 | Gross: $0.01M

22. 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: 3,433 | Gross: $0.46M

23. Hansel and Gretel (1983 TV Movie)

45 min | Fantasy

6.9
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Tim Burton's "Hansel and Gretel" is a live-action and stop-motion animated film short featuring East Asian actors and striking set designs reminiscent of his later work in films such as "... See full summary »

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Michael Yama, Andy Lee, Alison Hong, Jim Ishida

Votes: 429

24. Ángel de fuego (1992)

95 min | Drama

6.8
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In a miserable circus, a young trapeze artist seduces her father, gets pregnant and decides to have her baby, so she leaves the circus and joins a group of puppeteers who make shows from passages of the Bible.

Director: Dana Rotberg | Stars: Evangelina Sosa, Roberto Sosa, Lilia Aragón, Marta Aura

Votes: 127

25. Kuky se vrací (2010)

95 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

7.4
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Young Ondra has asthma and so his mom throws away his favorite toy: a musty old stuffed bear named Kooky. That night Ondra dreams that Kooky is determined to find his way back home from the... See full summary »

Director: Jan Sverák | Stars: Zdenek Sverák, Ondrej Sverák, Jirí Machácek, Petr Ctvrtnícek

Votes: 895

26. CBS Children's Film Festival (1967–1978)

Family

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Kukla, Fran and Ollie hosted this film program. They would introduce children's films from around the world. In between, the three would act in short skits.

Stars: Perry Benson, Anoop Singh, Raymond Boal, Joey Davidson

Votes: 40

27. The Story of the Fox (1930)

65 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

8.0
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In the kingdom of animals, Master Fox is used to trick and fool everyone. So the King, the Lion, receives more and more complaints about him. He orders that Master Fox is arrested and ... See full summary »

Directors: Irene Starewicz, Wladyslaw Starewicz | Stars: Claude Dauphin, Romain Bouquet, Sylvain Itkine, Léon Larive

Votes: 726

28. Kukla, Fran and Ollie (1947–1957)

15 min | Family, Comedy

8.3
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Add a Plot

Stars: Burr Tillstrom, Cecil Bill, Colonel Richard Crackie, Oliver J. Dragon

Votes: 59

29. The Sifl & Olly Show (1998– )

30 min | Comedy

9.1
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A half-hour show about a few sock puppets.

Stars: Matt Crocco, Liam Lynch, Michael Taylor

Votes: 348

30. Puppet Princess (2000 Video)

Not Rated | 40 min | Animation, Short, Action

6.7
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Princess Rangiku lost her entire family to Lord Karimata, who invaded her home seeking her father's life work, puppets with unique capabilities. As her duty, Rangiku sets out with three of ... See full summary »

Director: Hirotoshi Takaya | Stars: Thomas Alan, Takeshi Aono, Francis Cherry, Dorothy Elias-Fahn

Votes: 23

31. 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: 196

32. Population: 1 (1986)

72 min | Fantasy, Music, Musical

7.3
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After the nuclear annihilation of the planet, The last member of a small society of survivors finds himself trapped in an underground control room, where he recounts the history of his world through musical numbers.

Director: Rene Daalder | Stars: Tomata Du Plenty, Dino Lee, Helen Heaven, Sheela Edwards

Votes: 53

33. 1884: Yesterday's Future

Animation | Announced

A retro-futuristic look at Europe in the year 1884.

Director: Tim Ollive

34. Lucky Chicken (2016)

13 min | Short, Comedy, Romance

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A quirky silent romantic comedy about a butcher, a baker, a candlestick maker... and a magic chicken.

Director: Gulliver Moore | Stars: Marek Larwood, Will Merrick, Naomi Stafford

35. Kingdom Adventure (1990–1991)

25 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

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Welcome to the enchanting land of Lumia, a place where right is right, and wrong is wrong; where good wins over evil, but only through a struggle of choices.

Stars: Winston Barker, Hiram Joseph, Ann Nicolle, Bruce W. Stacey

36. Malý pán (2015)

84 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

7.5
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There was house in a cave under little hill and that was a place where Little Man lived. He was quite well there until one night - when he had a mysterious dream. He dreamed about a house ... See full summary »

Director: Radek Beran | Stars: Zuzana Bydzovská, Vanda Hybnerová, Vladimír Javorský, Miroslav Krobot

Votes: 18

37. Poslední trik pana Schwarcewalldea a pana Edgara (1964)

12 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.9
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Two magicians, Mr. Schwarzwald and Mr. Edgar, try to outdo each other in performing elaborate magic tricks, leading to a violent ending.

Director: Jan Svankmajer

Votes: 602

38. Die Gespenster von Flatterfels (1992– )

25 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.8
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The adventures of Fritz, a little ghost who lives in Castle Flatterfels with his mother Franziska. She hates humans but Fritz doesn't. Together with Violetta, a forest sprite who lives nearby, he starts to explore the world outside.

Stars: Roland Hemmo, Ulrike Haase, Karl Huck, Antje König

Votes: 10

39. Para Ellos (2016)

23 min | Short, Drama, Family

8.7
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On the night her father goes missing, Maria and her little brother Juan embark on a journey across the U.S./Mexico border in hopes of bringing him back home, but not without the guidance of three curious, yet meddling desert creatures.

Directors: Christian Contreras, Victoria De La Torre | Stars: Ingrid Rodriguez, Paco Flores, Andres Miranda, Maxine Greco

Votes: 7

40. Galaxy Buck : Mission to Sector 9 (2015)

41 min | Short, Family, Sci-Fi

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Buck Denver has a simple dream - to save the galaxy. Working for the Galactic Mission Board, Buck dreams of carrying God's love to every corner of the Milky Way. Except he doesn't have a starship. Or a crew. Or even a captain's license.

Director: Phil Vischer | Star: Phil Vischer

41. The Greyness of Autumn (2012)

14 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

7.9
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The Greyness of Autumn follows the final days of the life of Danny McGuire, an ostrich living in Scotland. Danny's life is suddenly turned upside down when he loses his job and his girlfriend in the same day.

Director: Chris Quick | Stars: Duncan Airlie James, Amy E Watson, Steven Patrick, Chris Quick

Votes: 10

42. Puppet (2010)

82 min | Documentary, Drama

7.6
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A broad look at the fraught history of American puppetry (its marginalization as children's theater and its sudden explosion as high art) with an intimate thread following Dan Hurlin, a ... See full summary »

Director: David Soll | Star: Dan Hurlin

Votes: 28

43. Ik, mik, Loreland (1994 TV Mini-Series)

Adventure, Comedy, Family

8.3
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Mik lives in Loria, a Kingdom that loves words.Everybody knows how to write and read except The Karbonkel. One day he gets so enraged he deletes Loria's whole alphabet, leaving everybody illiterate. It's up to Mik to find the letters.

Stars: Marjolein Macrander, Siem van Leeuwen, Catherine van Woerden, Barbara Gozens

Votes: 48

44. Quixote (2010)

30 min | Animation, Short

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QUIXOTE is the story of an aging Spanish gentleman who reads so many books about chivalry that he imagines himself to be a knight.

Directors: Steven Ritz-Barr, Hoku Uchiyama | Stars: Conrad Bishop, Iliana Carter, Gino Compagna, Brooks Elms

45. Captain Abercromby (2002–2006)

Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

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After Abercromby, who is raised by his grandfather, hears the tale of how his Grandpa lost his watch, which was given to him by Abercromby's mother, he dreams that he is a captain of a sea ... See full summary »

Stars: Kate Heavenor, Jo James, Lewis Macleod, Mark McDonnell

46. The Crown of Bogg (1981 TV Movie)

30 min

8.0
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It is time to crown a new king of the kingdom of Bogg, and King Mildew's son, Milo, seems like the best creature for the job. However, Vandred, the king's brother, has other plans, and ... See full summary »

Director: Bruce Murray | Stars: Tony Basilicato, Lisa Buckley, Bob Fappiano, Paul Fusco

Votes: 19

47. The Lady from Sockholm (2005)

71 min | Comedy, Mystery, Crime

7.5
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A sock puppet detective unravels a case involving the disappearance of high-end hosiery.

Directors: Evan Lieberman, Eddy Von Mueller | Stars: Chris Clabo, Eric Goins, Melanie Parker, R.T. Steckel

Votes: 39

48. The Moonstone Gem (1984 TV Movie)

48 min | Fantasy

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Deep in the heavily guarded vault of jovial King Gunther lies the most cherished and wonderful of all national treasures - the Moonstone Gem. The good king's troubles begin when the evil baron manages to steal the priceless jewel.

Director: Leonard S. Berman | Stars: Paul Fusco, Richard J. Schellbach

49. Ramasagul (1984)

Family, Fantasy

6.5
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Based on a 19th century tale, this self-referential fantasy, complete with musical and animated interludes plus a cast of fairytale characters, tells the story of a bet between an old man and a fairy over a bag with two gold coins.

Director: Ion Popescu-Gopo | Stars: Iurie Darie, Constantin Fugasin, Radu Gheorghe, Vasile Hariton

Votes: 29

50. Slangman's World (2008– )

30 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

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SLANGMAN'S WORLD introduces children ages 2-6 to the world of foreign languages and cultures in an environment of music, puppetry, animation, and magic. It's "Dr. Seuss meets Sesame Street"... See full summary »

Stars: David L. Burke, Jenn Reese, Nancy Atkinson, Andrew Pagana