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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

8.2
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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

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. 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

7. 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

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

9. 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

10. 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

11. 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

12. 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

13. 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

14. 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

15. 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

16. 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

17. Jaani Dushman: Ek Anokhi Kahani (2002)

170 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

2.5
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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

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

51 min | Documentary

7.4
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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

19. 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

20. 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

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

Unrated | 50 min | Documentary

7.3
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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

22. 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

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

24. 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

25. The H-Man (1958)

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

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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

26. 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

27. 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

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

60 min | Documentary

6.9
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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

29. 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 | Stars: Mem Ferda, Steven June

30. Kalyug Aur Ramayan (1987)

Drama

4.4
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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

31. 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

32. 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

33. 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

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

60 min | Documentary, History

7.5
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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

35. 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

36. 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

37. Giger's Alien (1979)

34 min | Short, Documentary

8.4
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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

38. 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

39. The Making of 'Terminator' (1984 TV Movie)

30 min | Documentary, Short

7.5
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Documentary about the making of the sci-fi hit, The Terminator.

Writer: Drew Cummings | Director: Drew Cummings | Stars: Michael Biehn, Earl Boen, James Cameron, Linda Hamilton

40. 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

41. 30 Days in Hell: The Making of 'The Devil's Rejects' (2005 Video)

145 min | Documentary

8.0
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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

42. SFX Retaliator (1987)

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

43. 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

44. 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

45. Drive in Holy Motors (2013)

45 min | Documentary

7.4
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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

46. The Making of 'Tron' (2002 Video)

88 min | Documentary, Sci-Fi

7.4
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People who worked on Tron (1982) talk about how it was made and what events led up to it.

Director: Robert Meyer Burnett | Stars: Roger Allers, Bruce Boxleitner, Jeff Bridges, Billy Crystal

47. Shaken and Stirred on Ice (2002 Video)

24 min | Documentary, Short

5.6
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Director: Rob Done | Stars: Samantha Bond, Vic Armstrong, Halle Berry, Alex Bicknell

48. The Making of 'Terminator 2: Judgment Day' (1991 TV Movie)

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

49. The Black Imp (1905)

4 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy

7.3
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A traveler at an inn is harassed by a mischievous devil in his room.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

50. Die Harder: The Making of 'Die Hard 2' (1990 TV Movie)

23 min | Action, Short, Documentary

5.8
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In depth look into the making of the sequel to Die Hard (1988), Die Hard 2 (1990). Most of this television-aired making of features interviews with director Renny Harlin and star Bruce ... See full summary »

Writer: Marshall Brutus Drazen | Stars: Bonnie Bedelia, Al Di Sarro, Dennis Franz, Renny Harlin