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1. Face Off (2011– )

44 min | Game-Show, Reality-TV

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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

2. Hustle (2004– )

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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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

3. 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

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

5. F/X (1986)

R | 109 min | Action, Crime, 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

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

7. F/X2 (1991)

PG-13 | 108 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

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

8. Supertrain (1979– )

60 min | Comedy, Drama

4.3
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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

9. The Matrix Revisited (2001 Video)

123 min | Documentary

7.3
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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

10. 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

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

12. 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.

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

13. Ragewar (1984)

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

3.6
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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

14. 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

15. La classe américaine (1993 TV Movie)

70 min | Comedy

8.3
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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

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

51 min | Documentary

7.3
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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

17. 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

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

125 min | Documentary

7.5
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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

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

Unrated | 50 min | Documentary

7.2
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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

20. Tower of the Dead

Horror | Pre-production

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

21. 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

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

60 min | Documentary

6.8
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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

23. Mr. X in Bombay (1964)

126 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.9
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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

24. 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

25. The Making of 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles': Behind the Shells (1991 Video)

Unrated | 30 min | Documentary, Short

6.0
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This documentary treats movie fans to a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the live-action film adaptation of the popular comic book and animated series. ... See full summary »

Writer: Michael Danty | Director: Michael Danty | Stars: Kevin Eastman, Peter Laird, Michael Pressman, William Plant

26. Wu Tang vs. Ninja (1987)

88 min | Action, Fantasy

6.7
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Director: Kuo-Ren Wu | Stars: Jack Long, Tien-chi Cheng, Chi Ping Chang, Chung-kuei Chang

27. Thir13en Ghosts Revealed (2002 Video)

Not Rated | 14 min | Short, Documentary

7.4
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Stars: Matthew Lillard, Joel Silver, Tony Shalhoub, F. Murray Abraham

28. Jaani Dushman: Ek Anokhi Kahani (2002)

170 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

2.4
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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

29. 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

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

58 min | Documentary

7.2
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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

31. 30 Days in Hell: The Making of 'The Devil's Rejects' (2005 Video)

145 min | Documentary

7.7
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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

32. 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

33. Kalyug Aur Ramayan (1987)

Drama

4.5
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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

34. 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

35. 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

36. The Black Imp (1905)

4 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy

7.2
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A traveler at an inn is harassed by a mischievous devil in his room.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

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

10 min | Documentary, Short

7.1
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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

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

Unrated | 65 min | Documentary

7.3
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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

39. Song of the Dead (2005)

Not Rated | 86 min | Musical, Horror

5.0
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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

40. Love: The Movie (2004)

9 min | Comedy, Romance, Short

6.7
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Writer: Adam Bertocci | Director: Adam Bertocci | Stars: Robert Berliner, Rachel Chadderdon, Carolyn Siegel, Elizabeth Petersen

41. The Making of 'Superman: The Movie' (1980 TV Movie)

52 min | Documentary

6.8
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Ernie Anderson narrates this look at the making of Richard Donner's blockbuster 1978 film. Behind-the-scenes footage, as well as scenes from the film, reveal just how audiences were able to... See full summary »

Writer: Iain Johnstone | Director: Iain Johnstone | Stars: Ernie Anderson, Christopher Reeve, Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman

42. The Making of 'Band of Brothers' (2001 TV Movie)

30 min | Documentary, Short

7.4
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Writer: Joan Finn | Stars: Tom Hanks, David Leland, Tony To, Frank John Hughes

43. Invasion Force (1990)

R | 83 min | Action

4.1
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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

44. 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

45. Giger's Alien (1979)

34 min | Short, Documentary

7.9
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Documentary about Giger's work for the movie Alien (1979).

Directors: H.R. Giger, J.J. Wittmer | Stars: H.R. Giger, Ridley Scott

46. The Making of 'Total Recall' (1990 TV Movie)

23 min | Documentary, Short

6.3
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A behind-the-scenes look at the making of the Arnold Schwarzenegger science-fiction hit.

Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sharon Stone, Paul Verhoeven, Vic Armstrong

47. Drive in Holy Motors (2013)

45 min | Documentary

8.1
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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

48. Special Effects: Anything Can Happen (1996)

40 min | Short, Documentary

6.9
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An IMAX production that explores the ground-breaking special effects portrayed in Hollywood films from the very originals to the breathtaking special effects in movies today. Takes the ... See full summary »

Writers: Susanne Simpson, Ben Burtt, Thomas Friedman | Director: Ben Burtt | Stars: John Lithgow, Jean Bolte, Carl N. Frederick, Paul Huston

49. Dream of a Rarebit Fiend (1906)

7 min | Short, Fantasy

6.8
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The fiend faces the spectacular mind-bending consequences of his free-wheeling rarebit binge.

Writer: Winsor McCay | Directors: Wallace McCutcheon, Edwin S. Porter | Star: Jack Brawn

50. 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