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1. Holy Motors (2012)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama

7.1
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84 Metascore

From dawn to dusk, a few hours in the shadowy life of a mystic man named Monsieur Oscar.

Writer: Leos Carax | Director: Leos Carax | Stars: Denis Lavant, Edith Scob, Eva Mendes, Kylie Minogue

Votes: 26,204

2. Hustle (2004–2012)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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A motley group of London con artists pull of a series of daring and intricate stings.

Creator: Tony Jordan | Stars: Robert Glenister, Robert Vaughn, Rob Jarvis, Adrian Lester

Votes: 18,448

3. Face Off (2011– )

44 min | Game-Show, Reality-TV

8.1
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Face Off is a competition/elimination series exploring the world of special-effects make-up artists and the unlimited imagination which allows them to create amazing works of living art. ... See full summary »

Stars: McKenzie Westmore, Glenn Hetrick, Ve Neill, Michael Westmore

Votes: 4,129

4. Lifeforce (1985)

R | 116 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.1
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A race of space vampires arrive in London and infect the populace.

Writers: Colin Wilson, Dan O'Bannon, Don Jakoby | Director: Tobe Hooper | Stars: Steve Railsback, Mathilda May, Peter Firth, Frank Finlay

Votes: 13,975

5. F/X (1986)

R | 109 min | Action, Thriller

6.6
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71 Metascore

A movie special effects man is hired to fake a real-life mob killing for a witness protection plan, but finds his own life in danger.

Writers: Robert T. Megginson, Gregory Fleeman | Director: Robert Mandel | Stars: Bryan Brown, Brian Dennehy, Diane Venora, Cliff De Young

Votes: 12,333

6. When Worlds Collide (1951)

Approved | 83 min | Family, Sci-Fi

6.8
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As a new star and planet hurtle toward a doomed Earth, a small group of survivalists frantically work to complete the rocket which will take them to their new home.

Writers: Sydney Boehm, Edwin Balmer, Philip Wylie | Director: Rudolph Maté | Stars: Richard Derr, Barbara Rush, Peter Hansen, John Hoyt

Votes: 4,744

7. F/X2 (1991)

PG-13 | 108 min | Action, Thriller

5.7
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48 Metascore

F/X man Rollie Tyler is now a toymaker. Mike, the ex-husband of his girlfriend Kim, is a cop. He asks Rollie to help catch a killer. The operation goes well until some unknown man kills ... See full summary »

Writers: Robert T. Megginson, Gregory Fleeman, Bill Condon | Director: Richard Franklin | Stars: Bryan Brown, Brian Dennehy, Rachel Ticotin, Joanna Gleason

Votes: 6,249

8. Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (1956)

Unrated | 83 min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.4
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Extra-terrestrials flying 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: 4,514

9. Supertrain (1979– )

60 min | Comedy, Drama

4.2
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The adventures of a nation-spanning train and its passengers.

Creators: Earl W. Wallace, Donald E. Westlake | Stars: Edward Andrews, Harrison Page, Robert Alda, Patrick Collins

Votes: 77

10. The Making of 'Jurassic Park' (1995 Video)

51 min | Documentary

7.5
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This documentary treats film fans to a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Jurassic Park, one of the 90's biggest hits and a milestone in special effects development. Narrated by James ... See full summary »

Writer: John Schultz | Director: John Schultz | Stars: James Earl Jones, Steven Spielberg, Michael Crichton, Stan Winston

Votes: 442

11. Socket (2007)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

4.2
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Dr. Bill Matthews is struck by lighting. While recovering at the hospital where he works, he begins an intimate relationship with Dr. Craig Murphy, who invites Bill to join a strange group of lightning survivors.

Writer: Sean Abley | Director: Sean Abley | Stars: Derek Long, Matthew Montgomery, Alexandra Billings, Rasool J'Han

Votes: 436

12. Limanakia (2014)

11 min | Short

6.6
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Limanakia is a wild rocky area located on Leoforos Poseidonos South of Athens. At those three distinct steep coves, gay Greeks and tourists of all ages and body types find escape away from ... See full summary »

Director: Antonio da Silva

Votes: 8

13. The Matrix Revisited (2001 Video)

123 min | Documentary

7.4
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An "extras-only" DVD, packed with documentaries and behind-the-scenes footage from the filming of the ground-breaking 1999 movie "The Matrix". Includes a rare interview with the elusive ... See full summary »

Director: Josh Oreck | Stars: Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Joel Silver, Bill Pope, Owen Paterson

Votes: 2,457

14. Jaani Dushman: Ek Anokhi Kahani (2002)

170 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

2.6
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Diyva and Karan Saxena are in love and plan to marry. Karan has a younger step-brother, Vivek Saxena who he looks after him as though he were his own brother. Divya and Vivek hang out with ... See full summary »

Writers: Naveena Bhandari, Ravi Shankar Jaiswal, Rajkumar Kohli, Rajendra Singh 'Atish', K.K. Singh | Director: Rajkumar Kohli | Stars: Akshay Kumar, Atul Agnihotri, Raj Babbar, Rajat Bedi

Votes: 1,630

15. Ragewar (1984)

PG-13 | 73 min | Sci-Fi, Fantasy

3.7
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A demonic wizard challenges a modern-day computer programmer to a battle of technology vs. sorcery, with the programmer's girlfriend as the prize.

Writers: Charles Band, Allen Actor, Rosemarie Turko, John Carl Buechler, David Allen, Jeffrey Byron, Peter Manoogian, Ted Nicolaou | Directors: David Allen, Charles Band, John Carl Buechler, Steven Ford, Peter Manoogian, Ted Nicolaou, Rosemarie Turko | Stars: Jeffrey Byron, Richard Moll, Leslie Wing, Gina Calabrese

Votes: 1,058

16. Full Tilt Boogie (1997)

R | 97 min | Documentary

6.5
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A documentary about the production of From Dusk Till Dawn (1996) and the people who made it.

Director: Sarah Kelly | Stars: Rick Stribling, Ken Bondy, Amy Minda Cohen, Elizabeth Avellan

Votes: 2,124

17. The Making of Steven Spielberg's 'Jaws' (1995 Video)

125 min | Documentary

7.8
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Excellent and very detailed documentary on the making of a classic. Filled with appealing trivia, exhaustive interviews with cast and crew members, and never before seen footage.

Writer: Laurent Bouzereau | Director: Laurent Bouzereau | Stars: Joe Alves, Susan Backlinie, Peter Benchley, David Brown

Votes: 447

18. The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1943)

110 min | Comedy, Adventure, Fantasy

7.2
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This lavish, impudent, adult fairy tale takes the viewer from 18th-century Braunschweig to St. Petersburg, Constantinople, Venice, and then to the moon using ingenious special effects, stunning location shooting.

Writer: Erich Kästner | Director: Josef von Báky | Stars: Hans Albers, Wilhelm Bendow, Brigitte Horney, Michael Bohnen

Votes: 1,320

19. Drive in Holy Motors (2013)

45 min | Documentary

7.7
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DRIVE IN Holy Motors sketches the portrait of a discreet artist, all of whose films marked their era and will continue to deliver their aesthetic and visionary wealth.

Writer: Tessa Louise-Salomé | Director: Tessa Louise-Salomé | Stars: Leos Carax, Caroline Champetier, Denis Lavant, Eva Mendes

Votes: 23

20. La classe américaine (1993 TV Movie)

70 min | Comedy

8.2
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George Abitbol, "the Most Classy Man on Earth", dies sputtering his famous last words: "cr*ppy world!" What the heck did he mean? Reporters Steven, Peter and Dave investigate. La Classe ... See full summary »

Writers: Michel Hazanavicius, Dominique Mézerette | Directors: Michel Hazanavicius, Dominique Mézerette | Stars: Lionel Abelanski, Jean-Eric Bielle, Marc Cassot, Alain Chabat

Votes: 1,558

21. Thir13en Ghosts Revealed (2002 Video)

Not Rated | 20 min | Short, Documentary

7.5
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Stars: Matthew Lillard, Joel Silver, Tony Shalhoub, F. Murray Abraham

Votes: 26

22. Wu Tang vs. Ninja (1987)

88 min | Action, Fantasy

6.6
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Director: Kuo-Ren Wu | Stars: Jack Long, Tien-chi Cheng, Chi Ping Chang, Chung-Kuei Chang

Votes: 197

23. Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan (2011)

90 min | Documentary, Biography

7.5
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The life and work of the renowned film visual effects artist and producer.

Writer: Gilles Penso | Director: Gilles Penso | Stars: Ray Harryhausen, Peter Jackson, James Cameron, John Landis

Votes: 694

24. Spunk (2015)

37 min | Short

Spunk is an experimental documentary where reality and virtual reality blend into a surrealistic sexual collage. 36 minutes long, it showcases digital sex with webcams, mobile phones and ... See full summary »

Director: Antonio da Silva | Star: Alexi Carpentieri

25. The H-Man (1958)

Approved | 79 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.2
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When a narcotics deal goes sour and a suspect disappears, leaving only his clothes, Tokyo police question his wife and stake out the nightclub where she works. His disappearance stumps the ... See full summary »

Writers: Takeshi Kimura, Hideo Unagami | Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Yumi Shirakawa, Kenji Sahara, Akihiko Hirata, Eitarô Ozawa

Votes: 705

26. The Making of 'Star Wars' (1977 TV Movie)

Unrated | 50 min | Documentary

7.4
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Ever wonder how they ever managed to make a movie like Star Wars? Well, bickering droid duo C-3PO and R2-D2 host this tour of the mind of creator George Lucas and what inspired him to make ... See full summary »

Writer: Richard Schickel | Director: Robert Guenette | Stars: Anthony Daniels, George Lucas, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill

Votes: 336

27. Nightmare Factory (2011 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

7.3
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An inside look at the world of Hollywood special effects and the company paving the way, KNB Effects.

Writer: Donna Davies | Director: Donna Davies | Stars: Gabriel Bartalos, Howard Berger, Steve Biodrowski, Everett Burrell

Votes: 462

28. Mr. X in Bombay (1964)

126 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.7
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Shobha Mathur lives a wealthy lifestyle with her Professor dad, who is now carrying out experiments on various issues. One day while doing so, he makes an employee named Manohar drink a ... See full summary »

Writer: R.P. Ashk | Director: Shantilal Soni | Stars: Kishore Kumar, Kumkum, Randhir, Madan Puri

Votes: 61

29. The Making of 'The Lord of the Rings' (2002 Video)

Documentary

7.6
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Documentary of the making of Peter Jackson's adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's classic work of fantasy.

Director: Costa Botes | Stars: Sean Astin, Sean Bean, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom

Votes: 522

30. Dante (I) (2014)

75 min | Adventure, Drama, Mystery

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A road trip in the after world.

Writers: Anna Elettra Pizzi De Gaetano, Luca Lussoso | Director: Luca Lussoso | Stars: Edoardo Barbieri, Arianna Borionetti, Cristiano Caldironi, Lorenzo Catino

31. Ben-Hur: The Making of an Epic (1993 Video)

58 min | Documentary

7.4
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The story behind the masterpiece.

Writer: Mary Adair Kaiser | Director: Scott Benson | Stars: Christopher Plummer, Rudy Behlmer, Gore Vidal, J.J. Cohn

Votes: 147

32. Making of Guinea Pig (1986 Video)

44 min | Documentary, Short

5.5
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The making of Sai Enterprise's Guinea Pig, Ginî piggu 2: Chiniku no hana, and Ginî piggu 3: Senritsu! Shinanai otoko.

Director: Jyunko Okamoto | Stars: Shinsuke Araki, Hideshi Hino, Masayuki Hisamot, Ivu

Votes: 130

33. SPFX: The Empire Strikes Back (1980 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

7.0
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A behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the special effects in the second Star Wars installment.

Writer: Richard Schickel | Director: Robert Guenette | Stars: Mark Hamill, Bob Anderson, Ben Burtt, Peter Diamond

Votes: 134

34. Crossing the Wall: The Making of 'Stardust' (2010 Video)

60 min | Fantasy

7.1
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Five part documentary covering the production of the movie 'Stardust'. Featuring interviews with Matthew Vaughn, Jane Goldman, Lorenzo Di Bonaventura, Claire Danes, Charlie Cox, Neil Gaiman and others.

Director: Robin Guise | Stars: Charlie Cox, Mattias Lindahl

Votes: 7

35. Song of the Dead (2005)

Not Rated | 86 min | Musical, Horror

4.8
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Musical Horror Film. Spray missions intended to protect Americans against the dangerous 1000-year Mosquito Awakening, when, Terrorists infect it with the Jihad Resurrection Virus (JRV) for ... See full summary »

Writer: Chip Gubera | Director: Chip Gubera | Stars: Steve Andsager, Kate Gorman, Reggie Bannister, John Gilbreth

Votes: 108

36. Court of Lonely Royals (2006)

90 min | Drama, Thriller

4.6
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A group of disaffected twenty-somethings occupy a dystopic, hyper-urban Australia. They spend their time eating udon noodles, listening to Swedish pop music and committing mass executions for the police.

Writer: Rohan Michael Hoole | Director: Rohan Michael Hoole | Stars: Damon Gameau, Samantha Noble, Leah de Niese, Ayse Tezel

Votes: 131

37. Tower of the Dead

Horror | Announced

An armed response team is tasked with breaching a fortified tower block and interrogate a notorious arms dealer in order to capture a dirty bomb terror suspect.

Writers: Ross Boyask, Chris Regan, Paul Reynolds | Director: Ross Boyask | Star: Mem Ferda

38. Inner Depravity: Vol 1 (2005)

10 min | Short, Horror

5.1
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Writer: Rémy Couture | Stars: Rémy Couture, Amellya, Anne Marie D., Sophie R.

Votes: 26

39. The Making of 'Jurassic Park III' (2001 Video)

23 min | Adventure, Documentary, Short

6.2
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We look at the special effects and animatronics made for the motion picture, Jurassic Park III (2001). Interviews with the cast and crew give us a sneak peek at the film. The movie used ... See full summary »

Writer: Laurent Bouzereau | Director: Laurent Bouzereau | Stars: Kathleen Kennedy, Sam Neill, Joe Johnston, William H. Macy

Votes: 100

40. Despiser (2003 Video)

R | 105 min | Fantasy, Horror

4.1
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Having just been fired and dumped by his wife, life couldn't possibly be worse for independent artist GORDON HAUGE (Mark Redfield)--until he wrecks his car and finds himself in purgatory ... See full summary »

Director: Philip J. Cook | Stars: Mark Redfield, Doug Brown, Gage Sheridan, Frank Smith

Votes: 211

41. Avatar'd (2009 Video)

Short, Comedy

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The real story behind James Cameron's high-tech vision for Avatar ... it's boners.

Writers: Clint Gage, Nick Mundy, Michael Ryan Truly | Director: Clint Gage | Stars: Sean Bury, David Futernick, Clint Gage, Ellie Knaus

42. Starz Inside: Fantastic Flesh (2008 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary, History

7.4
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This documentary delves into the art of make-up effects with industry legends Dick Smith, Rob Bottin, Tom Savini, John Landis, Frank Darabont, Joe Dante and many others with a strong focus ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin VanHook | Stars: Howard Berger, Rob Bottin, Josh Brolin, John Carpenter

Votes: 200

43. 'Star Trek: Deep Space Nine': Behind the Scenes (1993 Video)

50 min | Documentary

6.4
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Creators: Rick Berman, Michael Piller | Director: Donald R. Beck | Stars: Terry Farrell, Rick Berman, Michael Piller, Herman F. Zimmerman

Votes: 58

44. Ten Minute Film School: Big Movies Made Cheap (2004 Video)

10 min | Documentary, Short

7.2
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Using his film Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams (2002), Robert Rodriguez demonstrates how to cheaply create expensive-looking special effects.

Director: Robert Rodriguez | Star: Robert Rodriguez

Votes: 161

45. Kalyug Aur Ramayan (1987)

Drama

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Bhagwan Shri Ram would like his param-bhakt (Chief Devotee) Shri Hanuman to tour Kalyugic (Dark-aged) Hindustan, and himself witness the regression that has taken over this once peaceful, ... See full summary »

Writers: Dawood Kashmiri, Manoj Kumar | Director: Babubhai Mistri | Stars: Manoj Kumar, Rajiv Goswami, Madhavi, Prem Chopra

Votes: 38

46. SFX Retaliator (1987)

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Writer: Timothy Jorge | Director: Jun Gallardo | Stars: Christopher Mitchum, Gordon Mitchell, Linda Blair, David Light

Votes: 40

47. Atlas (2012)

Unrated | 42 min | Short, Action

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When evil rears its ugly head in Old Hope City, there's only one man to call... ATLAS! Atlas, the Champion of Old Hope City has fought crime and villiany to the bitter end and has all but ... See full summary »

Writers: Andy Lockwood, Nathan Porter | Directors: Andy Lockwood, Nathan Porter | Stars: Tim JamesPatrick, Scott Sell, Ann Filippis, Jonathan West

48. From 'Star Wars' to 'Jedi': The Making of a Saga (1983 TV Movie)

Unrated | 65 min | Documentary

7.5
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Ever wonder how they ever made Star Wars, Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi? Well this documentary explains it all as we're taken on a behind-the-scenes tour of the making of the ... See full summary »

Writer: Richard Schickel | Stars: Mark Hamill, George Lucas, Anthony Daniels, Harrison Ford

Votes: 412

49. Fruit Fly (2009)

94 min | Comedy, Musical

5.7
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Filipina performance artist Bethesda moves into an art commune to search for her long missing biological mother. Along the way, she comes to realize that she just might be a fairy princess, fag hag, fruit fly.

Writer: H.P. Mendoza | Director: H.P. Mendoza | Stars: L.A. Renigen, Mike Curtis, Theresa Navarro, Aaron Zaragoza

Votes: 149

50. Teenage Monster (1958)

Approved | 65 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Western

3.3
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In a little Western town, a boy is subjected to rays from a meteor. As a result, he grows into a teenaged, hairy, psychopathic killer. His mother hides him in her basement.

Writer: Ray Buffum | Director: Jacques R. Marquette | Stars: Anne Gwynne, Stuart Wade, Gloria Castillo, Chuck Courtney

Votes: 224