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1. The Island (2005)

PG-13 | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

6.9
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50 Metascore

A man living in a futuristic sterile colony begins to question his circumscribed existence when his friend is chosen to go to the Island, the last uncontaminated place on earth.

Director: Michael Bay | Stars: Scarlett Johansson, Ewan McGregor, Djimon Hounsou, Steve Buscemi

Votes: 273,117 | Gross: $35.80M

2. Brazil (1985)

R | 132 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

8.0
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88 Metascore

A bureaucrat in a retro-future world tries to correct an administrative error and himself becomes an enemy of the state.

Director: Terry Gilliam | Stars: Jonathan Pryce, Kim Greist, Robert De Niro, Katherine Helmond

Votes: 160,386 | Gross: $9.93M

3. The Running Man (1987)

R | 101 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.6
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45 Metascore

A wrongly convicted man must try to survive a public execution gauntlet staged as a game show.

Director: Paul Michael Glaser | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Maria Conchita Alonso, Yaphet Kotto, Jim Brown

Votes: 118,698 | Gross: $38.12M

4. Priest (2011)

PG-13 | 87 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

5.7
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41 Metascore

A priest disobeys church law to track down the vampires who kidnapped his niece.

Director: Scott Stewart | Stars: Paul Bettany, Cam Gigandet, Maggie Q, Karl Urban

Votes: 101,008 | Gross: $29.14M

5. Ultraviolet (2006)

PG-13 | 88 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

4.4
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18 Metascore

A beautiful hemophage infected with a virus that gives her superhuman powers has to protect a boy in a futuristic world, who is thought to be carrying antigens that would destroy all hemophages.

Director: Kurt Wimmer | Stars: Milla Jovovich, Cameron Bright, Nick Chinlund, Sebastien Andrieu

Votes: 72,659 | Gross: $18.50M

6. Population 436 (2006 Video)

R | 92 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

5.8
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A census-taker (Sisto) is sent to investigate why a certain small town has had the same population -- 436 residents -- for the last 100 years.

Director: Michelle MacLaren | Stars: David Ames, Leigh Enns, Susan Kelso, Rick Skene

Votes: 9,268

7. Colossus: The Forbin Project (1970)

M | 100 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.2
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Thinking this will prevent war, the US government gives an impenetrable supercomputer total control over launching nuclear missiles. But what the computer does with the power is unimaginable to its creators.

Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: Eric Braeden, Susan Clark, Gordon Pinsent, William Schallert

Votes: 6,387

8. Code 46 (2003)

R | 93 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

6.2
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57 Metascore

A futuristic Brief Encounter (1945), this is a love story in which the romance is doomed by genetic incompatibility.

Director: Michael Winterbottom | Stars: Tim Robbins, Samantha Morton, Om Puri, Togo Igawa

Votes: 18,607 | Gross: $0.20M

9. Mother Night (1996)

R | 114 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.2
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An American spy behind the lines during WWII serves as a Nazi propagandist, a role he cannot escape in his future life as he can never reveal his real role in the war.

Director: Keith Gordon | Stars: Nick Nolte, Sheryl Lee, Alan Arkin, Bernard Behrens

Votes: 4,374 | Gross: $0.39M

10. Radio Free Albemuth (2010)

R | 111 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

5.8
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35 Metascore

Berkeley record store clerk Nick Brady (Jonathan Scarfe) begins to experience strange visions from an entity he calls VALIS that cause him to uproot his family and move to Los Angeles where... See full summary »

Director: John Alan Simon | Stars: Shea Whigham, Jonathan Scarfe, Michael Rothhaar, Katheryn Winnick

Votes: 1,224 | Gross: $0.01M

11. Closet Land (1991)

R | 89 min | Drama, Thriller

7.2
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In an drab police state, a children's book writer is interrogated by a sadistic secret policeman under suspicion of embedding anti-government messages in her stories.

Director: Radha Bharadwaj | Stars: Madeleine Stowe, Alan Rickman

Votes: 2,268 | Gross: $0.26M

12. Scream and Scream Again (1970)

R | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

5.7
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A serial killer who drains his victims' blood is on the loose in London; the police follow him to a house owned by an eccentric scientist.

Director: Gordon Hessler | Stars: Vincent Price, Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Judy Huxtable

Votes: 2,456

13. Genesis II (1973 TV Movie)

74 min | Sci-Fi

6.2
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A scientist who has been preserved in suspended animation wakes up to find himself in a primitive society in the future.

Director: John Llewellyn Moxey | Stars: Alex Cord, Mariette Hartley, Ted Cassidy, Percy Rodrigues

Votes: 620

14. Apple Mac: 1984 (1984 Video)

1 min | Short, Sci-Fi

7.8
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Apple and Ridley Scott presented the most awaited event of 1984: the introduction of Apple Macintosh personal computer to the world. With a concept directly influenced by George Orwell's ... See full summary »

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: David Graham, Anya Major

Votes: 482

15. The Clonus Horror (1979)

R | 90 min | Horror, Romance, Sci-Fi

3.4
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Politicians scheme to clone themselves, assuring immortal life.

Director: Robert S. Fiveson | Stars: Peter Graves, Rick DiAngelo, Eugene Robert Glazer, Eileen Dietz

Votes: 1,984

16. Seksmisja (1984)

117 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.8
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Two scientists are placed in hibernation and should be awaken after three years. But when they wake up, it turns out that it has been fifty years, and they are the only two males in a new, underground society composed exclusively of women.

Director: Juliusz Machulski | Stars: Wieslaw Michnikowski, Jerzy Stuhr, Olgierd Lukaszewicz, Dorota Stalinska

Votes: 8,772

17. The Soviet Story (2008)

86 min | Documentary, History, War

8.2
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The Soviet Story offers an alternative history of an Allied power, which helped the Nazis to fight Jews and which slaughtered its own people on an industrial scale.

Director: Edvins Snore | Stars: Jon Strickland, Vladimir Bukovsky, V.I. Lenin, Norman Davies

Votes: 2,710

18. Centrespread (1981)

Not Rated | 82 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

5.5
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The Story of a photographer's struggle in the glamorous world of nude modeling.

Director: Tony Paterson | Stars: Kylie Foster, Paul Trahair, Mark Watson, Ivor Louis

Votes: 43

19. Kingsajz (1988)

105 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

7.5
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A comedy. The story follows a young scientist in the contemporary world, who actually came from the world of dwarves, thanks to a magic potion, held by the Big Eater, ruler of the dwarves. ... See full summary »

Director: Juliusz Machulski | Stars: Jacek Chmielnik, Jerzy Stuhr, Katarzyna Figura, Grzegorz Herominski

Votes: 1,809

20. Dead or Alive: Final (2002)

Not Rated | 89 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

5.9
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34 Metascore

The ace cop of a totalitarian police force and a drifting android play their parts in a post-apocalyptic society. They are destined to fight. Their encounter will change them forever.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Shô Aikawa, Maria Chen, Richard Chen, Jason Chu

Votes: 1,967

21. Mussolini and I (1985– )

120 min | Biography, Drama, War

6.3
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A compelling drama/documentary chronicling the life and death of Il Duce himself, from his days as a terrorist to his alliance with Hitler to the betrayal of his son-in-law and untimely demise.

Stars: Susan Sarandon, Anthony Hopkins, Bob Hoskins, Annie Girardot

Votes: 319

22. Det røde kapel (2009)

88 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.3
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58 Metascore

Two Danish comedians join the director on a trip to North Korea, where they have been allowed access under the pretext of wanting to perform a vaudeville act.

Director: Mads Brügger | Stars: Mads Brügger, Simon Jul Jørgensen, Jacob Nossell

Votes: 1,451 | Gross: $0.01M

23. The Children's Story (1982 TV Short)

30 min | Drama, Short

8.3
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A just-established totalitarian government places a new teacher in a classroom of young children while the old teacher is sent away. The new teacher challenges the students' view of their ... See full summary »

Director: James Clavell | Stars: Max Barabas, Michael Belleran, Vanessa Biery, Michaela Clavell

Votes: 49

24. The Ideal (2011)

96 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

3.5
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It's a high school summer job for Julia and Alexander - the chance to earn money and work with eccentric, charismatic social studies teacher, Mr. Zenidro. But something else awaits them in ... See full summary »

Director: Wes Tomasz Ciesla | Stars: Dennis Brito, Kristen Brancaccio, Ivan Perez, John Dean

Votes: 94

25. Terminal City Ricochet (1990)

107 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

5.8
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Welcome to Terminal City, a decaying world where the citizens wallow amidst a mind-boggling profusion of discarded consumer goods; a ruthless world where television is exploited to its ... See full summary »

Director: Zale Dalen | Stars: Peter Breck, Germain Houde, Jello Biafra, Mark Bennett

Votes: 121

26. The Old Men at the Zoo (1983– )

275 min | Comedy

7.9
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Satirical piece set in a zoo, which is plunged into a crisis when a giraffe escapes.

Stars: Stuart Wilson, Marius Goring, Andrew Cruickshank, Barry Stanton

Votes: 16

27. Tiempos de Dictadura Tiempos de Marcos Pérez Jiménez (2012)

Documentary

8.1
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A documentary that explores the regime of Venezuelan dictator, Marcos Pérez Jiménez and how he continuously violated Human Rights through his political police, all while developing in great measure the infrastructure of Caracas.

Director: Carlos Oteyza

Votes: 83

28. Lotus (II) (2012)

89 min | Drama

6.2
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Xiao He is a free-spirited teacher working in a village in Northern China. To her, learning is possible only if one experiences the pleasure of discovering something new, and it does not mean abiding by the same old rules. (from MUBI)

Director: Shu Liu | Stars: Zhongyou Guo, Kang Luo, Zhuo Tan, Hongfei Wu

Votes: 23

29. 451

Sci-Fi | Announced

Sandra Parker joins a militia to overthrow a government that burns books.

Stars: Michael Mcallister Jr., Shiree Nicholas Christopher

30. Rutenbündel (2009)

14 min | Short, Sci-Fi

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An agent is assigned to investigate the vanishing of people under a totalitarian state.

Director: Michael Steinhauser | Star: Frauke Ludwig

31. Slave (2010)

5 min | Short, Sci-Fi

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The year is 2089, a corporate one world government uses implanted RFID chips to control a human race - one man attempts to escape.

Director: Tom Sokalski | Star: Jordan Richards

32. Sertoli, Sertoli, Sertoli (2009)

17 min | Short, Comedy, Sci-Fi

9.2
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When an underground resistance movement seeks to uncover the truth behind the Second Branch and the Great Conduit, they send in their top man, Guy Lance, to infiltrate the corporate behemoth Sertoli, Sertoli, Sertoli.

Directors: Owen Williams, Adam Wright | Stars: Michael Dixon, Kiki Kendrick, Richard Hollingworth, Rob Jones

Votes: 6

33. Egna led (2009)

3 min | Short, Action, Drama

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In a totalitarian Sweden, a police officer has decided enough is enough, and is trying to escape. He is then hunted by his old comrades.

Director: Daniel Johansson | Stars: Daniel Johansson, Erik Järnberg Rååd

34. Biography (1987– )
Episode: Mussolini: Italy's Nightmare (1996)

60 min | Documentary, Biography

3.6
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The career and personal life of Italian dictator Benito Mussolini. He quickly became one of Italy's most intelligent and menacing young Socialists. He broke with Italian Socialist Party ... See full summary »

Director: Molly Thompson | Stars: Peter Graves, Edda Mussolini, Liev Schreiber

Votes: 59

35. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: Paradise Towers: Part One (1987)

TV-PG | 25 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

6.1
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The Doctor and Mel visit Paradise Towers, a apartment complex in the 21st century, only to find it rat-infested and ruined. Paradise Towers is inhabited by Rezzies (elderly women, at least ... See full summary »

Director: Nicholas Mallett | Stars: Sylvester McCoy, Bonnie Langford, Richard Briers, Clive Merrison

Votes: 183

36. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: The Obsolete Man (1961)

TV-PG | 25 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

8.7
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In a future totalitarian society, a librarian is declared obsolete and sentenced to death.

Director: Elliot Silverstein | Stars: Burgess Meredith, Fritz Weaver, Josip Elic, Harry Fleer

Votes: 1,688