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1. 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: 4,049

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: 18,292

3. 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: 25,505

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: 13,752

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: 12,130

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: 4,652

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: 6,182

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: 4,444

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

Votes: 75

10. 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

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: 426

12. 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: 2,092

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: 2,433

14. 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: 1,038

15. 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: 1,298

16. 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

Votes: 1,524

17. Limanakia (2014)

11 min | Short

6.9
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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: 7

18. 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

Votes: 328

19. Wu Tang vs. Ninja (1987)

88 min | Action, Fantasy

6.5
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Director: Kuo-Ren Wu | Stars: Jack Long, Tien-chi Cheng, Chi Ping Chang, Chung-Kuei Chang

Votes: 190

20. Legend of the Sandsquatch (2006)

90 min | Horror

6.2
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In a search for her missing grandfather Sue and her friends are terrorized by the Sandsquatch.

Writers: Tom Devlin, Lola Wallace | Director: Lola Wallace | Stars: Trent Haaga, Hilary Schwartz, Josh Cornell, Ward Roberts

Votes: 42

21. 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: 144

22. 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: 449

23. 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: 699

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

Votes: 646

25. Thir13en Ghosts Revealed (2002 Video)

Not Rated | 20 min | Short, Documentary

7.2
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Stars: Matthew Lillard, Joel Silver, Tony Shalhoub, F. Murray Abraham

Votes: 21

26. 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

Votes: 36

27. 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: 435

28. 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

29. 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

30. 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: 130

31. Mr. X in Bombay (1964)

126 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.8
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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: 58

32. Jaani Dushman: Ek Anokhi Kahani (2002)

170 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

2.7
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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: 1,571

33. The Year of the Rat (2003 Video)

73 min | Documentary, Horror

8.7
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Making a studio film is a huge collaborative effort, whether it's an epic period blockbuster or a small horror movie about a lonely man and his pet rat. This is a behind-the-scenes ... See full summary »

Director: Julie Ng | Stars: James Wong, Robert McLachlan, Casey Hotchkiss, Bill Carraro

Votes: 75

34. The Hit Man (1991 TV Movie)

96 min | Action, Drama

6.0
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When a desperate kid tries to steal the car of a famous movie director to help his family pay their debt to a predatory lender, the director and his special effects crew decide to help the kid teach the greedy man a lesson.

Writers: Frank Cardea, George Schenck | Director: Gary Nelson | Stars: Daryl Anderson, Dante Basco, Dennis Boutsikaris, Eagle Eye Cherry

Votes: 20

35. 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

36. 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: 444

37. 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

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

Unrated | 65 min | Documentary

7.4
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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: 407

39. 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: 520

40. 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: 222

41. 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 | Stars: Mem Ferda, Steven June

42. Drive in Holy Motors (2013)

45 min | Documentary

7.5
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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: 21

43. Splatter: Architects of Fear (1986 Video)

75 min | Documentary

5.1
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Writer: Janet Schacter | Director: Peter Rowe | Stars: Paul James Saunders, Amber Wendleborg, Patti Aldrich, Barneita Domenico

Votes: 42

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

Votes: 210

45. 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

Votes: 1,044

46. Giger's Alien (1979)

34 min | Short, Documentary

8.5
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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

Votes: 35

47. The Making of 'Superman II' (1982 TV Movie)

52 min | Documentary

7.1
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Documentary about the making of the sequel to Superman.

Writer: Iain Johnstone | Director: Iain Johnstone | Stars: Ernie Anderson, Terence Stamp, Gene Hackman, Jack O'Halloran

Votes: 73

48. Invasion Force (1990)

R | 83 min | Action

3.9
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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

49. Special Effects: Anything Can Happen (1996)

40 min | Short, Documentary

7.0
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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

Votes: 167

50. SFX Retaliator (1987)

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

Votes: 39