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1. A Midsummer Night's Dream (1935)

Approved | 133 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

7.0
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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 »

Directors: William Dieterle, Max Reinhardt | Stars: James Cagney, Dick Powell, Ian Hunter, Verree Teasdale

Votes: 2,621

2. Hustle (2004–2012)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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

Stars: Robert Glenister, Robert Vaughn, Rob Jarvis, Adrian Lester

Votes: 19,955

3. Lifeforce (1985)

R | 116 min | Action, Horror, Mystery

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

Director: Tobe Hooper | Stars: Steve Railsback, Mathilda May, Peter Firth, Frank Finlay

Votes: 17,590 | Gross: $11.60M

4. Operation Avalanche (2016)

R | 94 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.0
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69 Metascore

In 1967, four undercover CIA agents were sent to NASA posing as a documentary film crew. What they discovered led to one of the biggest conspiracies in American history.

Director: Matt Johnson | Stars: Matt Johnson, Owen Williams, Josh Boles, Jared Raab

Votes: 4,672 | Gross: $0.06M

5. Face Off (2011– )

TV-PG | 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: 5,342

6. 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.

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

Votes: 33,522

7. 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 Langenkamp play the part of Nancy one last time and trap the evil trying to enter our world?

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

Votes: 42,190 | Gross: $18.09M

8. F/X (1986)

R | 109 min | Action, Thriller

6.7
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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.

Director: Robert Mandel | Stars: Bryan Brown, Brian Dennehy, Diane Venora, Cliff De Young

Votes: 14,688 | Gross: $20.60M

9. Scare Campaign (2016)

80 min | Horror

5.9
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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 »

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

Votes: 1,779

10. The Stunt Man (1980)

R | 131 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

7.2
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A fugitive stumbles on a movie set just when they need a new stunt man, takes the job as a way to hide out, and falls for the leading lady.

Director: Richard Rush | Stars: Peter O'Toole, Steve Railsback, Barbara Hershey, Allen Garfield

Votes: 7,390 | Gross: $7.06M

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.

Director: Rudolph Maté | Stars: Richard Derr, Barbara Rush, Peter Hansen, John Hoyt

Votes: 5,753

12. 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.

Director: Fred F. Sears | Stars: Hugh Marlowe, Joan Taylor, Donald Curtis, Morris Ankrum

Votes: 5,729

13. F/X2 (1991)

PG-13 | 108 min | Action, Thriller

5.8
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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 »

Director: Richard Franklin | Stars: Bryan Brown, Brian Dennehy, Rachel Ticotin, Joanna Gleason

Votes: 7,305 | Gross: $21.08M

14. The Dungeonmaster (1984)

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

4.1
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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.

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: 1,425

15. I Am Mother

Sci-Fi, Thriller | Filming

A teenage girl is raised underground by a robot "Mother" -- designed to repopulate the earth following an extinction event. But their unique bond is threatened when an inexplicable stranger arrives with alarming news.

Director: Grant Sputore | Stars: Hilary Swank, Luke Hawker, Clara Rugaard, Tahlia Sturzaker

16. 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: 2,751

17. 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.

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

Votes: 2,901

18. Milk and Honey: The Movie

Action, Crime, Drama | Post-production

When the biggest player in British cyber-crime faces destruction by some deadly serious Islamic extremists, he knows it's time to settle old scores and play the biggest scam of his life - before bailing out fast.

Director: Matt Gambell | Stars: Mark Wingett, Claire King, Rachel Bright, Nicholas Brendon

19. Supertrain (1979– )

60 min | Comedy, Drama

4.7
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The adventures of a nation-spanning train and its passengers.

Stars: Edward Andrews, Harrison Page, Robert Alda, Patrick Collins

Votes: 124

20. Socket (2007)

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

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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.

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

Votes: 470

21. 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.

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

Votes: 497

22. The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1943)

Not Rated | 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.

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

Votes: 1,538

23. The Dark Place (2014)

Not Rated | 87 min | Mystery, Thriller

4.6
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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.

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

Votes: 216

24. Crack in the World (1965)

Not Rated | 96 min | Sci-Fi

6.1
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A dying scientist pushes forward his project to tap through to the Earth's magma layer, with results that threaten to destroy the Earth as we know it.

Director: Andrew Marton | Stars: Dana Andrews, Janette Scott, Kieron Moore, Alexander Knox

Votes: 1,651

25. 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.

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

Votes: 496

26. The H-Man (1958)

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

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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 »

Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Yumi Shirakawa, Kenji Sahara, Akihiko Hirata, Eitarô Ozawa

Votes: 852

27. Invasion Force (1990)

R | 83 min | Action

4.5
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A film crew shooting a movie finds itself battling against terrorists trying to take over a city.

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

Votes: 51

28. 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 »

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

Votes: 1,930

29. 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 »

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

Votes: 40

30. 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: 2,393 | Gross: $0.01M

31. Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan (2011)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography

7.6
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The life and work of the renowned film visual effects artist and producer.

Director: Gilles Penso | Stars: Ray Harryhausen, Peter Jackson, Terry Gilliam, Guillermo del Toro

Votes: 993

32. Making of Guinea Pig (1986 Video)

44 min | Documentary, Short

5.6
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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: 144

33. 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 (1986), also featuring director Jim Henson and co-star Jennifer Connelly.

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

Votes: 451

34. 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: 15

35. 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 »

Stars: Mark Hamill, George Lucas, Anthony Daniels, Harrison Ford

Votes: 518

36. Wu Tang vs. Ninja (1987)

88 min | Action, Fantasy

6.4
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Abbot Withe of the Wu Tang clan has teamed up with the Ninjas in order to destroy Shaolin this making him the most powerful fighter in the Martial world.

Director: Kuo-Ren Wu | Stars: Alexander Rei Lo, Kuan-Wu Lung, William Yen, Chiang Wang

Votes: 209

37. La isla mínima: Making of (2015 Video)

20 min | Documentary, Short

7.1
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Director: Luis Melgar | Stars: Alberto Rodríguez, Raúl Arévalo, Javier Gutiérrez, Antonio de la Torre

Votes: 44

38. Teenage Monster (1958)

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

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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.

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

Votes: 253

39. SFX Retaliator (1987)

85 min | Action

4.8
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Director: Jun Gallardo | Stars: Christopher Mitchum, Gordon Mitchell, Linda Blair, David Light

Votes: 49

40. Supergirl: The Making of the Movie (1984 TV Movie)

Unrated | 60 min | Documentary

4.7
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A documentary filmed during production of the film "Supergirl" showing the world how and who made it. This interesting featurette includes interviews with the cast and crew along with ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Hollywood | Stars: Faye Dunaway, Peter O'Toole, Ted Maynard, Hart Bochner

Votes: 47

41. The Fantasy Film Worlds of George Pal (1985)

93 min | Documentary

7.3
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An endearing tribute to the father of fantasy and science fiction filmmaking - Oscar winner George Pal . Five decades of the visionary film makers groundbreaking works are presented via rare interviews and dynamic movie scenes.

Director: Arnold Leibovit | Stars: Zsoka Pal, Duke Goldstone, Ray Harryhausen, Gene Warren

Votes: 145

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

Not Rated | 25 min | Documentary, Short

7.1
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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: 301

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

Documentary

7.8
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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: 548

44. 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.

Director: Laurent Bouzereau | Stars: Steven Spielberg, Peter Benchley, David Brown, Richard D. Zanuck

Votes: 624

45. SP FX: Special Effects - The Empire Strikes Back (1980 TV Movie)

49 min | Documentary

7.4
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A behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the special effects in the second Star Wars installment.

Director: Robert Guenette | Stars: Mark Hamill, Bob Anderson, Jon Berg, Ben Burtt

Votes: 221

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

178 min | Documentary, Sci-Fi

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 »

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

Votes: 465

47. This Movie Sucks! (2010– )

120 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

8.5
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Ed The Sock invites friends over to view really bad movies, and then make fun of them.

Stars: Steven Joel Kerzner, Liana Kerzner, Ron Sparks, Andrew Young

Votes: 184

48. Die Harder: The Making of 'Die Hard 2' (1990 TV Short)

23 min | Action, Short, Documentary

5.9
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The making of Die Hard 2.

Stars: Bonnie Bedelia, Al Di Sarro, Dennis Franz, Renny Harlin

Votes: 62

49. Hollywood Mortuary (1998 Video)

70 min | Comedy, Horror

5.7
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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 »

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

Votes: 56

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

185 min | Documentary, Sci-Fi

8.2
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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 »

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

Votes: 426