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

Votes: 471,464 | Gross: $206.44M

2. 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.

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

Votes: 135,685 | Gross: $32.77M

3. The Dark Crystal (1982)

PG | 93 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

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

Votes: 41,522

4. 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.

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

Votes: 75,000 | Gross: $88.63M

5. Cats & Dogs (2001)

PG | 87 min | Action, Comedy, Family

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

Votes: 45,865 | 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.

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

Votes: 8,428

7. 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: 2,940

8. 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.

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

Votes: 14,729

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.

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

Votes: 10,181 | Gross: $43.58M

10. 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.

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

Votes: 15,147

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

Votes: 1,287

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

Votes: 7,347 | Gross: $1.27M

13. 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

Votes: 1,401 | Gross: $0.84M

14. 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.

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

Votes: 1,522

15. 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

Votes: 2,390

16. Terrahawks (1983–1986)

23 min | Family, Sci-Fi

7.6
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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

Votes: 378

17. 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

Votes: 2,167

18. 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: 943

19. Flight of the Red Balloon (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.

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

Votes: 3,388 | Gross: $0.46M

20. 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

Votes: 5,780 | Gross: $0.30M

21. Kooky (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 »

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

Votes: 876

22. Hansel and Gretel (1983 TV Movie)

45 min | Fantasy

7.0
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Tim Burton's "Hansel and Gretel" is a live action and stop motion animated film short featuring Japanese actors and striking set designs reminiscent of his later work in films such as "... See full summary »

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

Votes: 408

23. 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

Votes: 266 | Gross: $0.01M

24. 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

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

Votes: 697

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

Family

8.8
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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: 38

27. 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: 341

28. 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

29. Lucky Chicken (2016)

13 min | Short, Comedy, Romance | Completed

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

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

30. The Little Man (2015)

84 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

7.7
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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 »

Writers: Jirí Stach, Lumír Tucek, Lenka Uhlírová | Director: Radek Beran | Stars: Zuzana Bydzovská, Vanda Hybnerová, Vladimír Javorský, Miroslav Krobot

Votes: 16

31. 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: 128

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.

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

Votes: 52

33. 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.

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

Votes: 196

34. Space Knights (1989– )

Fantasy, Sci-Fi

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The King Arthur myth poured into a zany universe of Knights of the Round Space Station, Vader-esque villains, and laser lance jousting.

Stars: Roy Baldwin, David Cameron, Alistair Douglas, Jon Finlayson

35. 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 »

Writer: David Soll | Director: David Soll | Star: Dan Hurlin

Votes: 27

36. 1884: Yesterday's Future

Animation | Announced

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

Director: Tim Ollive

37. Para Ellos (2015)

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.

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

Votes: 7

38. The Last Trick of Mr. Schwarcewallde and Mr. Edgar (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.

Writer: Jan Svankmajer | Director: Jan Svankmajer

Votes: 585

39. Die Gespenster von Flatterfels (1992– )

25 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.9
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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: 9

40. La tribu de los aurones (1988)

60 min | Adventure, Fantasy

7.4
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In the Aurones village, Tejo and Yuca protect the town and Its habitants of bad Rey Grog.

Writer: Josep Viciana | Director: Josep Viciana | Stars: Daniel García, Gonzalo Abril, Sílvia Vilarrasa, Jordi Estadella

Votes: 15

41. 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

42. Puppet Princess (2000 Video)

Not Rated | 40 min | Animation, Short, Action

6.5
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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 »

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

Votes: 20

43. 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.

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

Votes: 10

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. The Crown of Bogg (1981 TV Movie)

30 min

7.9
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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 »

Writers: Tony Basilicato, Paul Fusco | Director: Bruce Murray

Votes: 18

46. Faustbook (2006 Video)

R | 80 min | Animation, Horror

6.5
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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

Votes: 50

47. A Terrible Hullabaloo (2016)

10 min | Animation, Short, Drama | Completed

The story of young Vinny Byrne, a fourteen year old boy who found himself fighting for Ireland in the Easter Rising. An eighty year old Vinny reminisces on his time with the volunteers, ... See full summary »

Writer: Aoife Noonan | Director: Ben O'Connor

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

57 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

9.8
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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 Liebe Hart, Adam Papagan, James Quall, Susan Diane Yurkew

Votes: 13

49. 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

50. 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.

Writer: Phil Vischer | Director: Phil Vischer | Star: Phil Vischer