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1. Doctor Who (2005– )

TV-PG | 45 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

8.8
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The further adventures of the time traveling alien adventurer and his companions.

Creator: Sydney Newman | Stars: Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Matt Smith, David Tennant

Votes: 147,949

2. Jaws (1975)

PG | 124 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

8.0
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86 Metascore

When a gigantic great white shark begins to menace the small island community of Amity, a police chief, a marine scientist and a grizzled fisherman set out to stop it.

Writers: Peter Benchley, Carl Gottlieb | Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss, Lorraine Gary

Votes: 410,714 | Gross: $260.00M

3. Fantastic Four (I) (2005)

PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

5.7
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40 Metascore

A group of astronauts gain superpowers after a cosmic radiation exposure and must use them to oppose the plans of their enemy, Doctor Victor Von Doom.

Writers: Mark Frost, Michael France, Stan Lee, Jack Kirby | Director: Tim Story | Stars: Ioan Gruffudd, Michael Chiklis, Chris Evans, Jessica Alba

Votes: 267,601 | Gross: $154.70M

4. Doctor Who (1963–1989)

TV-PG | 45 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

8.5
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Time and Space traveling adventures of a Gallifreyan Time Lord only known as the Doctor and his companions, traveling through time and space.

Creator: Sydney Newman | Stars: William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker

Votes: 25,997

5. Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007)

PG | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

5.6
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45 Metascore

The Fantastic Four learn that they aren't the only super-powered beings in the universe when they square off against the powerful Silver Surfer and the planet-eating Galactus.

Writers: Don Payne, Mark Frost, John Turman, Stan Lee, Jack Kirby | Director: Tim Story | Stars: Ioan Gruffudd, Jessica Alba, Chris Evans, Michael Chiklis

Votes: 212,733 | Gross: $131.92M

6. Sand Sharks (2012 TV Movie)

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

2.6
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A shark who swims in sand terrorizes a tropical paradise.

Writers: Joe Benkis, Cameron Larson | Director: Mark Atkins | Stars: Corin Nemec, Brooke Hogan, Vanessa Evigan, Eric Scott Woods

Votes: 3,805

7. The Flight of Dragons (1982 Video)

96 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

7.9
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A young Boston writer goes back in time into an era where wizards and dragon reign and science is just barely known.

Writers: Romeo Muller, Peter Dickinson, Wayne Anderson, Jeffrey Walker, Gordon R. Dickson | Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Victor Buono, James Gregory, James Earl Jones, Harry Morgan

Votes: 4,394

8. Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (1956)

Unrated | 83 min | Action, Sci-Fi

6.4
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Extraterrestrials traveling in high-tech flying saucers contact scientist Dr. Russell Marvin as part of a plan to enslave the inhabitants of Earth.

Writers: Donald E. Keyhoe, Curt Siodmak, George Worthing Yates, Bernard Gordon | Director: Fred F. Sears | Stars: Hugh Marlowe, Joan Taylor, Donald Curtis, Morris Ankrum

Votes: 5,107

9. The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953)

Approved | 80 min | Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.7
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A ferocious dinosaur awakened by an Arctic atomic test terrorizes the North Atlantic and, ultimately, New York City.

Writers: Lou Morheim, Fred Freiberger, Ray Bradbury | Director: Eugène Lourié | Stars: Paul Hubschmid, Paula Raymond, Cecil Kellaway, Kenneth Tobey

Votes: 4,791 | Gross: $5.00M

10. The Giant Behemoth (1959)

Not Rated | 80 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

5.8
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Marine atomic tests cause changes in the ocean's ecosystem resulting in dangerous blobs of radiation and the resurrection of a dormant dinosaur which threatens London.

Writers: Robert Abel, Allen Adler, Eugène Lourié, Daniel James | Directors: Douglas Hickox, Eugène Lourié | Stars: Gene Evans, André Morell, John Turner, Leigh Madison

Votes: 1,378

11. The Phantom from 10,000 Leagues (1955)

Passed | 81 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

3.3
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An unusual radioactive rock on the sea bottom mutates the ocean life into a horrible monster. When charred, radioactive bodies begin to drift ashore a scientist and government agent ... See full summary »

Writers: Lou Rusoff, Dorys Lukather | Director: Dan Milner | Stars: Kent Taylor, Cathy Downs, Michael Whalen, Helene Stanton

Votes: 974

12. Killers from Space (1954)

Passed | 71 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi

3.1
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An atomic scientist claims he was abducted by aliens after being injured in a plane crash.

Writers: William Raynor, Myles Wilder | Director: W. Lee Wilder | Stars: Peter Graves, James Seay, Steve Pendleton, Frank Gerstle

Votes: 1,454

13. The Brain Eaters (1958)

60 min | Sci-Fi, Horror

3.9
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Strange things are happening in Riverdale, Illinois. A huge, seemingly alien structure has been found jutting out of the earth. Sent to investigate the origin of the mysterious object, ... See full summary »

Writer: Gordon Urquhart | Director: Bruno VeSota | Stars: Ed Nelson, Alan Jay Factor, Cornelius Keefe, Joanna Lee

Votes: 849

14. The Quatermass Experiment (2005 TV Movie)

97 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.2
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A contemporary adaptation of Nigel Kneale's seminal 1953 science fiction serial.

Creator: Nigel Kneale | Director: Sam Miller | Stars: Jason Flemyng, Adrian Dunbar, Mark Gatiss, David Tennant

Votes: 446

15. Unknown World (1951)

Approved | 74 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

3.9
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Scientists use a gigantic drilling machine for an expedition to the center of the earth.

Writer: Millard Kaufman | Director: Terry O. Morse | Stars: Bruce Kellogg, Otto Waldis, Jim Bannon, Tom Handley

Votes: 630

16. The Magnetic Monster (1953)

Approved | 76 min | Sci-Fi

6.0
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Working for O.S.I., the Office of Scientific Investigation, A-Man agent Jeffrey Stewart and his partner Dan Forbes are sent to a local hardware store where they find a strong magnetic field... See full summary »

Writers: Curt Siodmak, Ivan Tors | Directors: Curt Siodmak, Herbert L. Strock | Stars: Richard Carlson, King Donovan, Jean Byron, Harry Ellerbe

Votes: 638

17. Spaceways (1953)

74 min | Sci-Fi

5.1
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A small group of closely-guarded British scientists test their first rocket amidst indications of matrimonial strife in the community. After the partial failure of the firing, a couple go ... See full summary »

Writers: Richard H. Landau, Charles Eric Maine, Paul Tabori | Director: Terence Fisher | Stars: Howard Duff, Eva Bartok, Alan Wheatley, Philip Leaver

Votes: 262

18. They Came from Beyond Space (1967)

Unrated | 85 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

4.5
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Scientists investigating an unusual meteor shower in a rural field are possessed by an alien force bent on an ulterior purpose.

Writers: Milton Subotsky, Joseph Millard | Director: Freddie Francis | Stars: Robert Hutton, Jennifer Jayne, Zia Mohyeddin, Bernard Kay

Votes: 934

19. The Abominable Snowman (1957)

85 min | Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.5
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A kindly English botanist and a gruff American scientist lead an expedition to the Himalayas in search of the legendary Yeti.

Writer: Nigel Kneale | Director: Val Guest | Stars: Forrest Tucker, Peter Cushing, Maureen Connell, Richard Wattis

Votes: 2,544

20. Space Master X-7 (1958)

Approved | 71 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.3
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A fungus brought from space threatens to grow and spread, devouring everyone in its path.

Writers: George Worthing Yates, Daniel Mainwaring | Director: Edward Bernds | Stars: Bill Williams, Lyn Thomas, Robert Ellis, Paul Frees

Votes: 260

21. Gorath (1962)

83 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.0
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Japanese disaster film about a giant meteor on a collision course with the Earth. The dubbed American version of this film is missing a giant walrus which appeared briefly in the Japanese ... See full summary »

Writers: Takeshi Kimura, Jôjirô Okami, John Meredyth Lucas | Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Ryô Ikebe, Yumi Shirakawa, Akira Kubo, Kumi Mizuno

Votes: 369

22. The Snow Creature (1954)

Approved | 69 min | Horror

3.0
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American botanical expedition in the Himalayas stumbles across a Yeti den, capture one and transport it back to Los Angeles, where it escapes while customs officials are debating whether it is animal or human.

Writer: Myles Wilder | Director: W. Lee Wilder | Stars: Paul Langton, Leslie Denison, Teru Shimada, Rollin Moriyama

Votes: 647

23. Yongary, Monster from the Deep (1967)

PG | 80 min | Sci-Fi, Horror

4.3
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Earthquakes in central Korea turn out to be the work of Yongary, a prehistoric gasoline-eating reptile that soon goes on a rampage through Seoul.

Writers: Ki-duk Kim, Yun-sung Seo | Director: Ki-duk Kim | Stars: Yeong-il Oh, Jeong-im Nam, Sun-jae Lee, Moon Kang

Votes: 672

24. The Lost Missile (1958)

70 min | Sci-Fi

5.3
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A strange missile from outer space circles the Earth at low altitudes, destroying everything in its path.

Writers: John McPartland, Jerome Bixby, Lester Wm. Berke | Directors: Lester Wm. Berke, William Berke | Stars: Robert Loggia, Ellen Parker, Phillip Pine, Larry Kerr

Votes: 387

25. The Cosmic Monster (1958)

Approved | 75 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Horror

4.9
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A friendly visitor from outer space warns against conducting experiments with the Earth's magnetic field, that could mutate insects into giant monsters.

Writers: René Ray, Paul Ryder | Director: Gilbert Gunn | Stars: Forrest Tucker, Gaby André, Martin Benson, Wyndham Goldie

Votes: 545

26. Ian Levine: Downtime Redux (2013 Video)

Sci-Fi

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Somewhere in deep space, Someone is playing a manipulative game of chess between The Doctors former companions and his enemies.

Writers: Ian Levine, Marc Platt | Directors: Keith Barnfather, Christopher Barry | Stars: Nicholas Courtney, Beverley Cressman, David J. Howe, Sylvester McCoy

27. Shakedown: Return of the Sontarans (1994 Video)

55 min | Sci-Fi

6.7
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The space solar yacht Tiger Moth under the command of no-nonsense Captain Lisa Deranne is on a cruise taking some rich misfits on a voyage through space. Unfortunately on their travels they... See full summary »

Writer: Terrance Dicks | Director: Kevin Davies | Stars: Jan Chappell, Brian Croucher, Carole Ann Ford, Sophie Aldred

Votes: 90

28. Satan's Satellites (1958)

70 min | Sci-Fi

5.2
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Feature version of the 1952 serial "Zombies of the Stratosphere. " Alien invaders plan to use a Hydrogen bomb to blast Earth out its orbit so Mars can replace it.

Writer: Ronald Davidson | Director: Fred C. Brannon | Stars: Judd Holdren, Aline Towne, Wilson Wood, Lane Bradford

Votes: 47

29. Killer Jellyfish (2005 TV Movie)

TV-PG | Documentary

7.3
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The scientific quest to identify and defend against a tiny but deadly Australian marine killer--the nearly-invisible Irukandji box jellyfish.

Writers: Jeremy Hogarth, Gary Parker | Director: Richard Fitzpatrick | Star: J.V. Martin

Votes: 10

30. Out of This World (1991 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Animation

8.4
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A freak laboratory accident transports scientist Lester Knight Chaykin to a brutal alien world, where he must work together with a strange ally to survive.

Director: Eric Chahi

Votes: 276