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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.

Writers: Brad Bird, Jan Pinkava, Jim Capobianco, Emily Cook, Kathy Greenberg, Bob Peterson | Directors: Brad Bird, Jan Pinkava | Stars: Brad Garrett, Lou Romano, Patton Oswalt, Ian Holm

2. Team America: World Police (2004)

R | 98 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

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.

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

3. The Muppets (2011)

PG | 103 min | Comedy, Family, Musical

7.2
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75 Metascore

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

Writers: Jason Segel, Nicholas Stoller, Jim Henson | Director: James Bobin | Stars: Amy Adams, Jason Segel, Chris Cooper, Rashida Jones

4. 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.

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

5. Cats & Dogs (2001)

PG | 87 min | Comedy

5.2
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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.

Writers: John Requa, Glenn Ficarra | Director: Lawrence Guterman | Stars: Alec Baldwin, Tobey Maguire, Jeff Goldblum, Elizabeth Perkins

6. 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

7. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)

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

8.6
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Kermit the Frog and his friends struggle to put on a weekly variety show.

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

8. Hobgoblins (1988)

R | 92 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.

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

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

PG | 82 min | Action, Comedy, Family

4.2
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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.

Writers: Ron J. Friedman, Steve Bencich, John Requa, Glenn Ficarra | Director: Brad Peyton | Stars: Bette Midler, Chris O'Donnell, Jack McBrayer, James Marsden

10. The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984)

G | 94 min | Comedy, Family, Musical

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.

Writers: Tom Patchett, Jay Tarses, Frank Oz | Director: Frank Oz | Stars: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire

11. 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.

Writers: Paul Zaloom, Sandow Birk, Sean Meredith, Marcus Sanders | Director: Sean Meredith | Stars: Tony Abatemarco, Scott Adsit, Matt Besser, Bill Chott

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.

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

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

PG | 86 min | Comedy, Family

3.7
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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.

Writers: Janeen Damian, Michael Damian, John Grogan | Director: Michael Damian | Stars: Travis Turner, Donnelly Rhodes, Alex Zahara, Geoff Gustafson

14. Illuminata (1998)

R | 119 min | Drama

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 »

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

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.

Writers: David Freedman, Hugh Martin, Ralph Blane | 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

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

TV-Y | 30 min | Family

8.1
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Shari Lewis lives with Lamb Chop, Hush Puppy, and Charlie Horse (all of which she performs as) and they get into all sorts of adventures, as well as Betcha tricks, Knock-Knock Joke segments... See full summary »

Stars: Pat Brymer, Brian Ito, Shari Lewis, Amanda McAdam

17. 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.

Writers: Philip Shane, Justin Weinstein | Director: Constance Marks | Stars: Kevin Clash, Whoopi Goldberg, Frank Oz, Bill Barretta

18. Flight of the Red Balloon (2007)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama, Family

6.6
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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.

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

19. Terrahawks (1983–1986)

23 min | Family, Sci-Fi

7.7
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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, Ben Stevens

20. 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.

Writers: Helen Deutsch, Paul Gallico | Director: Charles Walters | Stars: Leslie Caron, Mel Ferrer, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Zsa Zsa Gabor

21. 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 »

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

22. 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 »

Writers: Johann Wolfgang Goethe, Jean Nohain, Antoinette Nordmann, Roger Richebé, Irene Starewicz, Wladyslaw Starewicz | Directors: Irene Starewicz, Wladyslaw Starewicz | Stars: Claude Dauphin, Romain Bouquet, Sylvain Itkine, Léon Larive

23. Kooky (2010)

95 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

7.5
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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 »

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

24. Kukla, Fran and Ollie (1947–1957)

15 min | Family, Comedy

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

25. The Sifl & Olly Show (1998– )

30 min | Comedy

9.0
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A half-hour show about a few sock puppets.

Stars: Matt Crocco, Liam Lynch, Michael Taylor

26. Ángel de fuego (1992)

95 min | Drama

6.7
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Alma (Evangelina Sosa) es una joven adolescente de 13 años que se ha criado en el circo con su padre... See full synopsis »

Director: Dana Rotberg | Stars: Lilia Aragón, Marta Aura, Farnesio de Bernal, Noé Montealegre

27. Population: 1 (1986)

72 min | Fantasy, Music, Musical

7.2
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Writer: Rene Daalder | Director: Rene Daalder | Stars: Tomata Du Plenty, Dino Lee, Helen Heaven, Sheela Edwards

28. 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, Linda Robson

29. 1884: Yesterday's Future

Animation | Announced

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

Director: Tim Ollive

30. The World According to David Liebe Hart (2010)

57 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

9.1
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David Liebe Hart is a self-described actor, artist, puppeteer, singer, and songwriter who has been trying to make it big in Hollywood for over thirty years.

Director: Kevin Schreck | Stars: David Liebehart, Adam Papagan, James Quall, Susan Diane Yurkew

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

47 min | Documentary, Animation, Action

8.6
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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.

Writers: Jerry Juhl, Sara Lukinson, Bill Prady | Director: Don Mischer | Stars: Jim Henson, Harry Belafonte, Carol Burnett, Ray Charles

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

12 min | Animation, Short

6.8
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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.

Writer: Jan Svankmajer | Director: Jan Svankmajer

33. Wayang (2008)

110 min | Drama

4.7
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Master puppeteer, Awang Lah, becomes a uneasy teacher to Awi, a blind, orphaned boy, and Melor, a girl with a nasal problem. Though blind, Awi is adept at memorizing wayang kulit stories. ... See full summary »

Writer: Hatta Azad Khan | Director: Hatta Azad Khan | Stars: Mohd Asrah Afif, Mohd Asrah Aris, Anwar Idris, Wan Kenari

34. 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.

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

35. Faustbook (2006 Video)

R | Animation, Horror

6.6
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Faustbook is my first feature film which spanned over a 5 year shooting time. The film began with two like minded individuals who shared a passion for a wide range of esoteric subjects, ... See full summary »

Writer: Jacob Faust | Director: Eric Leiser | Stars: Jacob Faust, Eva Zubícková, Lance Meeker, Claudia Voss

37. 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 »

Creators: David L. Burke, Timothy Michael Harrington, Bill Ceresia, Kenny Gage | Stars: David L. Burke, Jenn Reese, Nancy Atkinson, Andrew Pagana

38. Puppet (2010)

82 min | Documentary, Drama

7.3
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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

39. Eclectic Shorts by Eric Leiser (2004 Video)

Animation

6.4
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Eric Leiser displays his boundless creativity in this collectible shorts collection; A stunning compilation of works presented with a mixture of live action, stop motion animation, puppetry... See full summary »

Writer: Eric Leiser | Director: Eric Leiser | Stars: Bunny Lampert, Tania Padilla

40. Sprout (II) (2008)

5 min | Animation, Short

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A kitchen sink over-flows causing the room to flood. As the water rises, the room sprouts to life. Uses paper puppetry. Materials include book covers & wax.

Writer: Jeanne Stern | Director: Jeanne Stern

41. Puppetry: Worlds of Imagination (2001 Video)

44 min | Documentary, Short

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This documentary surveys the revolutionary new developments in American puppet theater, profiling many of puppetry's most imaginative contemporary artists, including Basil Twist, who uses ... See full summary »

Writer: Joshua Malkin | Director: Joshua Malkin | Stars: Scott Blumenthol, Michael Curry, Ralph Lee, Clea Straus Rivera

42. We'll Tell You a Story (1980–1982)

10 min | Family

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Stars: Christopher Lillicrap, Sandy Walsh, Patty Boulaye, Pat Coombs

43. Braincandy: My Five Senses (2004 Video)

40 min | Short, Family, Fantasy

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A series of skits featuring puppets and children introduce young viewers to the five senses.

Writers: John Dagnen, Sam Reich-Dagnen | Directors: John Dagnen, Sam Reich-Dagnen | Stars: Roger Mara, Peter Orr, Rowbes

44. Bumpity Returns (2001)

22 min | Short

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This exposee of the children's television program Bumpity is not simply a documentary, it should be called a retro-docu-fantasy. Bumpity was a program in the 70's and 80's that aired in ... See full summary »

Directors: Crispin Rosenkranz, Patrick Rosenkranz | Stars: Paul Barkett, Pete Barkett, Cherryl Barns, Bill Barry

45. The Bet (1984)

Family, Fantasy

6.8
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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

46. The Greyness of Autumn (2012)

14 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

7.3
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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.

Writers: Chris Quick, Andy S. McEwan | Director: Chris Quick | Stars: Duncan Airlie James, Amy E Watson, Steven Patrick, Chris Quick

47. Puppet Princess (2000 Video)

Not Rated | 40 min | Animation, Short, Action

6.9
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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

48. Fétiche en voyage de noces (1936)

13 min | Animation, Short

6.9
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A dog's shipboard honeymoon voyage takes a turn for the worse when a fierce storm hits the ship.

Writers: Irene Starewicz, Wladyslaw Starewicz | Directors: Irene Starewicz, Wladyslaw Starewicz

49. Puppet Rampage (2008)

63 min | Documentary

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Follows the 2007 National Puppetry Festival in St. Paul, MN, and seeks to discover if these types of festivals are still viable in the modern world.

Director: Lindsey Z. Briggs | Stars: Kuang-Yu Fong, Stephen Kaplin, Gretchen Van Lente, Jenny Romaine

50. Adynata (1983)

28 min | Short

5.0
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Writer: Leslie Thornton | Director: Leslie Thornton