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1. 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: 19,267

2. New Nightmare (1994)

R | 112 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

6.4
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A demonic force has chosen Freddy Krueger as its portal to the real world. Can Heather play the part of Nancy one last time and trap the evil trying to enter our world?

Writer: Wes Craven | Director: Wes Craven | Stars: Heather Langenkamp, Robert Englund, Jeff Davis, Miko Hughes

Votes: 38,041 | Gross: $18.09M

3. Lifeforce (1985)

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

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: 15,452

4. Face Off (2011– )

44 min | Game-Show, Reality-TV

8.2
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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: 4,769

5. Holy Motors (2012)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama, Fantasy

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: 29,303

6. 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: 13,349 | Gross: $20.60M

7. Scare Campaign (2016)

76 min | Horror

6.4
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Popular prank TV show, Scare Campaign, has been entertaining audiences for the last 5 years with its mix of old school scares and hidden camera fun. But as we enter a new age of online TV ... See full summary »

Writers: Cameron Cairnes, Colin Cairnes | Directors: Cameron Cairnes, Colin Cairnes | Stars: Meegan Warner, Ian Meadows, Olivia DeJonge, Josh Quong Tart

Votes: 70

8. A Midsummer Night's Dream (1935)

Approved | 133 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

7.1
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Theseus, Duke of Athens, is going to marry Hyppolyta, Queen of the Amazons. Demetrius is engaged with Hermia, but Hermia loves Lysander. Helena loves Demetrius. Oberon and Titania, of the ... See full summary »

Writers: William Shakespeare, Charles Kenyon, Mary C. McCall Jr. | Directors: William Dieterle, Max Reinhardt | Stars: James Cagney, Dick Powell, Ian Hunter, Verree Teasdale

Votes: 2,320

9. F/X2 (1991)

PG-13 | 108 min | Action, Thriller

5.7
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48 Metascore

F/X man Rollie Tyler (Bryan Brown) is now a toy maker. Mike Brandon (Tom Mason), the ex-husband of Rolly's girlfriend Kim(Rachel Ticotin), is a cop. He asks Rollie to help catch a killer. ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 6,712 | Gross: $21.08M

10. 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: 5,097

11. When Worlds Collide (1951)

Approved | 83 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.7
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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: 5,140

12. The Dungeonmaster (1984)

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

3.9
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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: 1,210

13. Supertrain (1979– )

60 min | Comedy, Drama

4.6
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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: 94

14. The Dark Place (2014)

Not Rated | 87 min | Mystery, Thriller

4.7
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Keegan Dark returns to the the heart of California's wine valley to make peace with his long-estranged family. Instead, he finds a harrowing mystery that endangers his life and those he loves.

Writer: Jody Wheeler | Director: Jody Wheeler | Stars: Blaise Godbe Lipman, Timo Descamps, Sean Paul Lockhart, Eduardo Rioseco

Votes: 177

15. 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: 1,704

16. Spunk (2015)

37 min | Short

6.2
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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 | Stars: Rowland Byass, Alexi Carpentieri

Votes: 10

17. Superior Firepower: The Making of 'Aliens' (2003 Video)

185 min | Documentary

8.1
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This feature-length documentary, made especially for the 2003 Aliens (1986) DVD release, is incredibly informative with all its interviews with both the cast and crew, as well as behind the... See full summary »

Writer: Charles de Lauzirika | Director: Charles de Lauzirika | Stars: Simon Atherton, Jay Benedict, Michael Biehn, James Cameron

Votes: 317

18. Socket (2007)

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

4.1
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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: 456

19. Empire of Dreams: The Story of the 'Star Wars' Trilogy (2004 Video)

151 min | Documentary, History, Sci-Fi

8.4
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An in-depth making of documentary about the original Star Wars trilogy, covering the productions of the three films and their impact on popular culture.

Writer: Ed Singer | Directors: Edith Becker, Kevin Burns | Stars: Robert Clotworthy, Walter Cronkite, George Lucas, Steven Spielberg

Votes: 2,552

20. Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan (2011)

Not Rated | 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, Terry Gilliam, Guillermo del Toro

Votes: 852

21. The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1943)

110 min | Comedy, Adventure, Fantasy

7.3
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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.

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

Votes: 1,366

22. 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: 737

23. 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: 2,273 | Gross: $0.01M

24. 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: 560

25. The Making of 'Alien³' (2003 Video)

161 min | Documentary

7.9
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The creation of the film Alien³ (1992) is covered here in this feature-length documentary in exhaustive detail. Many interviews with the cast and crew give us an idea of how hard of a time ... See full summary »

Writer: Charles de Lauzirika | Director: Charles de Lauzirika | Stars: Martin Asbury, Michael Biehn, Ralph Brown, Greg Cannom

Votes: 285

26. The Matrix Revisited (2001 Video)

Not Rated | 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: 2,553

27. The Beast Within: The Making of 'Alien' (2003 Video)

178 min | Documentary

8.3
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This made-for-DVD documentary treats horror and science fiction film fans to a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Alien, the terrifying classic about a spaceship crew trapped with a ... See full summary »

Writer: Charles de Lauzirika | Director: Charles de Lauzirika | Stars: Bolaji Badejo, Martin Bower, Gordon Carroll, Veronica Cartwright

Votes: 364

28. Inside the Labyrinth (1986 TV Movie)

57 min | Documentary, Music

7.1
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A behind the scenes look at the David Bowie film, Labyrinth, also featuring Jim Henson and Jennifer Connelly.

Writer: Jim Henson | Director: Desmond Saunders | Stars: Jim Henson, David Bowie, Charles Augins, Brian Henson

Votes: 404

29. Teenage Monster (1958)

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

3.3
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In 1880 a young boy is exposed to the effects of a meteor and becomes an ugly killer monster, as his mother hides him in her new house and tries to stop his killing.

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

Votes: 236

30. Invasion Force (1990)

R | 83 min | Action

4.3
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A film crew shooting a movie finds itself battling against terrorists trying to take over a city.

Writer: David A. Prior | Director: David A. Prior | Stars: Renée Cline, Walter Cox, Douglas Harter, Richard Lynch

Votes: 38

31. Wu Tang vs. Ninja (1987)

88 min | Action, Fantasy

6.4
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Director: Kuo-Ren Wu | Stars: Jack Long, Tien-Chi Cheng, Chi Ping Chang, Chung-Kuei Chang

Votes: 196

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

60 min | Documentary

7.3
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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, Jon Berg, Ben Burtt

Votes: 172

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

Unrated | 50 min | Documentary

7.4
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C-3PO and R2-D2 explore the creation of the film that made them famous.

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

Votes: 416

34. 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: 132

35. Inner Depravity: Vol 1 (2005)

10 min | Short, Horror

5.8
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Writer: Rémy Couture | Stars: Rémy Couture, Amellya, Anne Marie D., Sophie R.

Votes: 32

36. 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, Alex Brewer

Votes: 512

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

51 min | Documentary

7.7
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Behind-the-scenes look at the making of "Jurassic Park" narrated by James Earl Jones.

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

Votes: 452

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

Unrated | 65 min | Documentary

7.6
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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: 453

39. SFX Retaliator (1987)

85 min

4.6
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Writers: Timothy Jorge, Paul Vance | Director: Jun Gallardo | Stars: Christopher Mitchum, Gordon Mitchell, Linda Blair, David Light

Votes: 37

40. 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: 137

41. Mr. X in Bombay (1964)

126 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.1
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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: 59

42. 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: Cali Parrish, Scott Sell, Ann Filippis, Jonathan West

43. Kalyug Aur Ramayan (1987)

Drama

4.2
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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: 40

44. Despiser (2003 Video)

R | 105 min | Fantasy, Horror

4.0
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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: 214

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

Documentary

7.7
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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: 530

46. The Making of 'Terminator 2: Judgment Day' (1991 TV Short)

Not Rated | 25 min | Documentary, Short

7.2
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Documentary of the making of the sequel to the popular Schwarzenegger film, The Terminator.

Directors: David G. Hudson, Ed W. Marsh | Stars: Walter Noon, Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Cameron, Linda Hamilton

Votes: 289

47. Hollywood Mortuary (1998 Video)

70 min | Comedy, Horror

5.6
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By 1941, Pierce Jackson Dawn, the greatest make-up artist of the early 20th century, is considered washed-up. Pierce's mirror reflection warns him that he has been forgotten and must find ... See full summary »

Writer: Ron Ford | Director: Ron Ford | Stars: Randal Malone, Tim Sullivan, Ron Ford, Joseph Haggerty

Votes: 54

48. Thir13en Ghosts Revealed (2002 Video)

Not Rated | 20 min | Short, Documentary

7.7
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Stars: Matthew Lillard, Joel Silver, Tony Shalhoub, F. Murray Abraham

Votes: 25

49. 30 Days in Hell: The Making of 'The Devil's Rejects' (2005 Video)

145 min | Documentary

8.1
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An exhaustive, detailed documentary on the 30-day film shoot of "The Devil's Rejects"

Stars: Marco Black, Mike Elliott, Brent Morris, Wayne Toth

Votes: 229

50. Equinox: Cast Interview (2006 Video)

10 min | Documentary, Short

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A short documentary on the making of the low budget cult classic "Equinox" (1967/70) that features interviews with cast members Frank Bonner, Barbara Hewitt and James Duron as they discuss their memories of working on film.

Stars: Frank Bonner, Barbara Hewitt, Jim Duron, Jack Woods