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1. The Goonies (1985)

PG | 114 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

7.8
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60 Metascore

In order to save their home from foreclosure, a group of misfits set out to find a pirate's ancient valuable treasure.

Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Jeff Cohen, Corey Feldman

Votes: 187,286 | Gross: $61.40M

2. Back to the Future (1985)

PG | 116 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

8.5
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86 Metascore

Marty McFly, a 17-year-old high school student, is accidentally sent 30 years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his close friend, the maverick scientist Doc Brown.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover

Votes: 782,329 | Gross: $210.61M

3. The Rock (1996)

R | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

7.4
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58 Metascore

A mild-mannered chemist and an ex-con must lead the counterstrike when a rogue group of military men, led by a renegade general, threaten a nerve gas attack from Alcatraz against San Francisco.

Director: Michael Bay | Stars: Sean Connery, Nicolas Cage, Ed Harris, John Spencer

Votes: 268,139 | Gross: $134.01M

4. Brazil (1985)

R | 132 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

8.0
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88 Metascore

A bureaucrat in a retro-future world tries to correct an administrative error and himself becomes an enemy of the state.

Director: Terry Gilliam | Stars: Jonathan Pryce, Kim Greist, Robert De Niro, Katherine Helmond

Votes: 157,794 | Gross: $9.93M

5. Waiting... (I) (2005)

R | 94 min | Comedy

6.8
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30 Metascore

Young employees at Shenaniganz restaurant collectively stave off boredom and adulthood with their antics.

Director: Rob McKittrick | Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Anna Faris, John Francis Daley, Justin Long

Votes: 78,144 | Gross: $16.10M

6. Back to the Future Part III (1990)

PG | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.4
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55 Metascore

Enjoying a peaceable existence in 1885, Doctor Emmet Brown is about to be killed by Buford "Mad Dog" Tannen. Marty McFly travels back in time to save his friend.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Mary Steenburgen, Thomas F. Wilson

Votes: 303,521 | Gross: $87.67M

7. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)

G | 144 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

6.9
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A down-on-his-luck inventor turns a broken-down Grand Prix car into a fancy vehicle for his children, and then they go off on a magical fantasy adventure to save their grandfather in a far-off land.

Director: Ken Hughes | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Sally Ann Howes, Lionel Jeffries, Benny Hill

Votes: 32,310

8. City of Ember (2008)

PG | 90 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

6.5
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58 Metascore

For generations, the people of the City of Ember have flourished in an amazing world of glittering lights. But Ember's once powerful generator is failing ... and the great lamps that illuminate the city are starting to flicker.

Director: Gil Kenan | Stars: Saoirse Ronan, Toby Jones, Bill Murray, David Ryall

Votes: 54,855 | Gross: $7.87M

9. The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005)

G | 85 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.5
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87 Metascore

Wallace and his loyal dog, Gromit, set out to discover the mystery behind the garden sabotage that plagues their village and threatens the annual giant vegetable growing contest.

Directors: Steve Box, Nick Park | Stars: Peter Sallis, Helena Bonham Carter, Ralph Fiennes, Peter Kay

Votes: 102,478 | Gross: $56.07M

10. Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985)

PG | 91 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

7.0
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47 Metascore

When eccentric man-child Pee-Wee Herman gets his beloved bike stolen in broad daylight, he sets out across the U.S. on the adventure of his life.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Paul Reubens, Elizabeth Daily, Mark Holton, Diane Salinger

Votes: 42,689 | Gross: $40.90M

11. The Borrowers (1997)

PG | 89 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

5.8
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A secret family of four-inch people living inside the walls of a house must save their home from an evil real estate developer.

Director: Peter Hewitt | Stars: John Goodman, Jim Broadbent, Mark Williams, Celia Imrie

Votes: 16,867 | Gross: $22.36M

12. The Collection (II) (2012)

R | 82 min | Horror

6.1
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36 Metascore

A man who escapes from the vicious grips of the serial killer known as "The Collector" is then forced to help rescue an innocent girl from the killer's booby-trapped lair.

Director: Marcus Dunstan | Stars: Josh Stewart, Emma Fitzpatrick, Christopher McDonald, Randall Archer

Votes: 37,554 | Gross: $6.84M

13. Alice (2009– )

240 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

7.3
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Everything you know about Alice's adventures in Wonderland is about to be turned upside down in this modern-day miniseries event. Stars Kathy Bates, Caterina Scorsone, Matt Frewer, Harry Dean Stanton and Tim Curry.

Stars: Caterina Scorsone, Andrew Lee Potts, Matt Frewer, Kathy Bates

Votes: 8,432

14. Blown Away (1994)

R | 121 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.2
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An Irish bomber escapes from prison and targets a member of the Boston bomb squad.

Director: Stephen Hopkins | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Tommy Lee Jones, Suzy Amis, Lloyd Bridges

Votes: 23,917 | Gross: $30.16M

15. Delicatessen (1991)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Crime

7.7
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66 Metascore

Post-apocalyptic surrealist black comedy about the landlord of an apartment building who occasionally prepares a delicacy for his odd tenants.

Directors: Marc Caro, Jean-Pierre Jeunet | Stars: Marie-Laure Dougnac, Dominique Pinon, Pascal Benezech, Jean-Claude Dreyfus

Votes: 68,436 | Gross: $1.79M

16. Dead Like Me: Life After Death (2009 Video)

R | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.1
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After the departure of Rube Sofer, a new head reaper named Cameron Kane takes over. He's a slick businessman who couldn't care less about helping the newly dead. Chaos ensues and brings out... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Herek | Stars: Ellen Muth, Callum Blue, Sarah Wynter, Jasmine Guy

Votes: 11,085

17. Chairman of the Board (1998)

PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy

2.3
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A surfer becomes the head of a major company.

Director: Alex Zamm | Stars: Scott 'Carrot Top' Thompson, Courtney Thorne-Smith, Larry Miller, Raquel Welch

Votes: 5,264 | Gross: $0.31M

18. Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould (1993)

98 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.5
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A collection of vignettes highlighting different aspects of the life, work, and character of the acclaimed Canadian classical pianist.

Director: François Girard | Stars: Colm Feore, Derek Keurvorst, Katya Ladan, Devon Anderson

Votes: 3,171 | Gross: $1.57M

19. The Kid Brother (1927)

Not Rated | 82 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.7
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A sheriff's milquetoast son has a chance to prove himself when a medicine show run by con artists comes into town.

Directors: Ted Wilde, J.A. Howe, Harold Lloyd, Lewis Milestone | Stars: Harold Lloyd, Jobyna Ralston, Walter James, Leo Willis

Votes: 2,862

20. The Scarecrow (1920)

Not Rated | 19 min | Comedy, Short, Family

7.9
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Two inventive farmhands compete for the hand of the same girl.

Directors: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Edward F. Cline, Luke the Dog, Joe Keaton

Votes: 2,586

21. Colossus and the Amazon Queen (1960)

Unrated | 84 min | Adventure, Fantasy

3.7
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Two musclemen come up against a tribe of Amazon women.

Director: Vittorio Sala | Stars: Rod Taylor, Ed Fury, Dorian Gray, Daniela Rocca

Votes: 329

22. Bully for Bugs (1953)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Animation, Comedy

8.1
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Bugs Bunny takes a wrong turn at Albuquerque and winds up in a Mexican bullring fighting one heck of a big bullying bull.

Director: Chuck Jones | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 1,795

23. Gizmo! (1977)

G | 77 min | Comedy, Documentary

7.8
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Compilation of man inventing strange contraptions in the 30's through 50's.

Director: Howard Smith | Star: Milt Moss

Votes: 358

24. Der Lauf der Dinge (1987)

30 min | Documentary, Short

7.7
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Inside a warehouse, a precarious 70-100 feet long structure has been constructed using various items. When this is set in motion, a chain reaction ensues. Fire, water, law of gravity as ... See full summary »

Directors: Peter Fischli, David Weiss

Votes: 763

25. Three Little Wolves (1936)

Approved | 9 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.3
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The two foolish little pigs think crying "wolf" on their brother is great sport. Then the real wolf comes around, with his three little wolves. He dresses as Little Bo Peep, with his sons ... See full summary »

Director: David Hand | Stars: Billy Bletcher, Pinto Colvig, Dorothy Compton, Mary Moder

Votes: 766

26. When Comedy Was King (1960)

81 min | Comedy, Documentary

7.8
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A feature-length documentary devoted to the great clowns of silent comedy.

Director: Robert Youngson | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Oliver Hardy, Stan Laurel

Votes: 250

27. Unchained Reaction (2012– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Reality-TV

6.0
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The six-part series, which pits two teams of varying backgrounds - artists, rocket scientists, animatronic specialists, engineers and even your average Joes - against each other to build an... See full summary »

Stars: Jamie Hyneman, Adam Savage, Charles Haine, Bryan Au

Votes: 150

28. Tweetie Pie (1947)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Family, Short

7.3
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Thomas the cat finds Tweety in the snow, warming himself by a cigar butt. Thomas's mistress rescues the little yellow bird before her cat can devour him, but Thomas doesn't give up.

Director: Friz Freleng | Stars: Mel Blanc, Bea Benaderet

Votes: 816

29. Ratataplan (1979)

95 min | Comedy

7.1
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Misadventures of Colombo, an engineer in Milano. He is the only winner of an admission test for a job, and just for this reason he isn't hired. So he becomes a barman, and he discovers a ... See full summary »

Director: Maurizio Nichetti | Stars: Maurizio Nichetti, Angela Finocchiaro, Edy Angelillo, Lidia Biondi

Votes: 283

30. Banty Raids (1963)

Approved | 6 min | Animation, Family, Short

6.7
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A horny hipster rooster, attracted to the hens in Foghorn Leghorn's barnyard, disguises himself as a baby foundling on Foghorn's doorstep. Foghorn adopts the girl-crazy rooster as his son, ... See full summary »

Director: Robert McKimson | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 176

31. Lovelorn Leghorn (1951)

7 min | Family, Animation, Short

7.3
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The other hens make fun of Miss Prissy, who still has not found a husband. Prissy sets out, rolling pin in hand, to find one, and she comes upon confirmed bachelor Foghorn Leghorn in the ... See full summary »

Director: Robert McKimson | Stars: Mel Blanc, Bea Benaderet

Votes: 265

32. Hook, Line and Stinker (1958)

6 min | Family, Animation, Short

7.1
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Wile E. Coyote hopes to catch the Road Runner using a mallet, a cooking pan, a TNT stick, a balloon, and a piano dropped from a precipice. The last of these results in Wile E. falling to ... See full summary »

Director: Chuck Jones | Star: Paul Julian

Votes: 243

33. Hip Hip-Hurry! (1958)

Approved | 6 min | Family, Animation, Short

7.2
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Wile E. Coyote is once again after the Road Runner, this time resorting to hand grenades, dynamite, falling rocks and a speed potion (which contains vitamins R, P and M).

Director: Chuck Jones | Star: Paul Julian

Votes: 191

34. Nit-Witty Kitty (1951)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Animation, Short

7.6
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Tom has amnesia and believes he's a mouse. Jerry, finding him more obnoxious as a fellow rodent than as a cat, seeks to cure him with a blow to the head.

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna | Star: Lillian Randolph

Votes: 498

35. The Thomas Beale Cipher (2010 Video)

10 min | Animation, Short, Action

6.7
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Professor White, cryptographer extraordinaire, is on the trail of the notoriously uncrackable Thomas Beale cipher, a century-old riddle hiding the location of a fortune in gold. But White is not alone-shadowy forces are tight on his tail.

Director: Andrew S. Allen | Stars: Kevin Cox, Richard Dusatko, Michael Falcone, Scott Johnson

Votes: 98

36. Surprise! (1995)

6 min | Short, Drama, Thriller

7.1
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While his lover is sleeping, a man assembles around her a Rube Goldberg collection of malevolent-looking implements. Then he leaves and lights the fuse . . .

Director: Veit Helmer | Stars: Max Tidof, Yutah Lorenz, Timothy Klein

Votes: 189

37. Nancy Drew: Legend of the Crystal Skull (2007 Video Game)

E | Adventure, Crime, Mystery

8.9
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Teen detective Nancy Drew and her best friend Bess Marvin travel to New Orleans and search for a missing crystal skull rumored to make its owner immortal.

Director: Mike Paganini | Stars: Lani Minella, Jennifer Pratt, Scott Carty, Jason Sharp

Votes: 46

38. Shutter Bugged Cat (1967)

G | 7 min | Animation, Family, Short

5.6
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Tom watches and studies films of some of his earlier encounters with Jerry, much like game films; he runs them backwards and stops them so he can study them more closely, all the while ... See full summary »

Directors: Tom Ray, Joseph Barbera, William Hanna | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 200

39. Trap Happy Porky (1945)

Approved | 6 min | Animation, Family, Short

7.1
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Porky can't sleep because mice demolish his plates. A cat offers help and gets the mice out, but invites some friends so Porky still can't sleep.

Director: Chuck Jones | Stars: Mel Blanc, The Sportsmen Quartet

Votes: 163

40. Designs on Jerry (1955)

Approved | 6 min | Family, Animation, Short

7.9
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Tom designs a better mousetrap that would have made Rube Goldberg jealous. While he sleeps, the mouse that Tom drew wakes Jerry and they get chased by the cat Tom drew. As Tom awakes, they ... See full summary »

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna

Votes: 413

41. Rabbit Stew and Rabbits Too! (1969)

G | 7 min | Animation, Family, Short

5.9
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Quick Brown Fox tries to catch speedy fast Rapid Rabbit (who is silent, except for a bicycle horn which he uses). The duo go about some antics similar to those of the Coyote and Road Runner.

Director: Robert McKimson

Votes: 55

42. Drip Dippy Donald (1948)

7 min | Family, Animation, Comedy

7.5
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Donald's sleep is interrupted by a dripping kitchen faucet.

Director: Jack King | Star: Clarence Nash

Votes: 293

43. Compressed Hare (1961)

7 min | Family, Animation, Short

7.5
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Bugs battles Wile E. Coyote. A ten trillion volt electric magnet draws everything imaginable.

Directors: Chuck Jones, Maurice Noble | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 212

44. Betty Boop's Crazy Inventions (1933)

Passed | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.9
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In a circus tent, Betty, Bimbo and Koko demonstrate some gadgets reminiscent of TV ads; an animated sewing machine gets out of hand.

Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: Billy Murray, Mae Questel

Votes: 226

45. Musical Farmer (1932)

7 min | Family, Comedy, Animation

6.4
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Mickey performs all his chores while whistling or singing. The big excitement is when Fanny the hen, who hasn't laid an egg in some time, lays a super-giant egg.

Director: Wilfred Jackson | Stars: Walt Disney, Marcellite Garner

Votes: 158

46. T Is for Thread (2011)

4 min | Short, Horror

8.0
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While arguing with her husband from behind a closed bedroom door, a woman accidentally begins removing sutures from a recent face-lift.

Director: Chris Nash | Stars: Robert Calwell, Jay Clarke, Delphine Roussel

Votes: 27

47. Betty Boop and Grampy (1935)

Passed | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.0
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Two piano movers, a fireman and a traffic cop all drop what they're doing to join Betty Boop at the contraption-happy Grampy's eccentric party.

Director: Dave Fleischer | Star: Mae Questel

Votes: 249

48. A Song a Day (1936)

Passed | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.6
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At Betty Boop's Animal Hospital, various species have appropriate ailments. Morale becomes a problem; Professor Grampy to the rescue!

Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: Jack Mercer, Mae Questel

Votes: 107

49. House Cleaning Blues (1937)

Approved | 6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.9
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Housecleaning blues are just what Betty Boop has the morning after a wild party. Grampy to the rescue!

Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: Jack Mercer, Mae Questel

Votes: 159

50. Jiwi's Machines (2015– )

Comedy

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Stars: Joseph Herscher, Olivia Tennet