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1. Young Ones (2014)

R | 100 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

6.6
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Set in the future when water is hard to find a teenage boy sets out to protect his family and survive.

Writer: Jake Paltrow | Director: Jake Paltrow | Stars: Nicholas Hoult, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Michael Shannon, Elle Fanning

2. 127 Hours (2010)

R | 94 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.7
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82 Metascore

A mountain climber becomes trapped under a boulder while canyoneering alone near Moab, Utah and resorts to desperate measures in order to survive.

Writers: Danny Boyle, Simon Beaufoy, Aron Ralston | Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: James Franco, Amber Tamblyn, Kate Mara, Sean Bott

3. Dune (1984)

PG-13 | 137 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.6
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A Duke's son leads desert warriors against the galactic emperor and his father's evil nemesis when they assassinate his father and free their desert world from the emperor's rule.

Writers: Frank Herbert, David Lynch | Director: David Lynch | Stars: Kyle MacLachlan, Virginia Madsen, Francesca Annis, Leonardo Cimino

4. Jericho (2006–2008)

45 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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A small town in Kansas is literally left in the dark after seeing a mushroom cloud over near-by Denver, Colorado. The townspeople struggle to find answers about the blast and solutions on how to survive.

Creators: Stephen Chbosky, Josh Schaer, Jonathan E. Steinberg | Stars: Skeet Ulrich, Lennie James, Ashley Scott, Kenneth Mitchell

5. Rango (2011)

PG | 107 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.3
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75 Metascore

Rango is an ordinary chameleon who accidentally winds up in the town of Dirt, a lawless outpost in the Wild West in desperate need of a new sheriff.

Writers: John Logan, Gore Verbinski, James Ward Byrkit | Director: Gore Verbinski | Stars: Johnny Depp, Isla Fisher, Timothy Olyphant, Abigail Breslin

6. Dune (2000 TV Mini-Series)

Unrated | 265 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

7.1
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A three-part miniseries on politics, betrayal, lust, greed and the coming of a Messiah. Based on Frank Herbert's classic science fiction novel.

Stars: William Hurt, Alec Newman, Giancarlo Giannini, Uwe Ochsenknecht

7. Even the Rain (2010)

Unrated | 103 min | Drama, History

7.4
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69 Metascore

As a director and his crew shoot a controversial film about Christopher Columbus in Cochabamba, Bolivia, local people rise up against plans to privatize the water supply.

Writer: Paul Laverty | Director: Icíar Bollaín | Stars: Gael García Bernal, Luis Tosar, Karra Elejalde, Juan Carlos Aduviri

8. Sleep Dealer (2008)

PG-13 | 90 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.9
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59 Metascore

The near future. Like tomorrow. In a world marked by closed borders, corporate warriors, and a global computer network, three strangers risk their lives to connect, break through the barriers of technology, and unseal their fates.

Writers: Alex Rivera, David Riker | Director: Alex Rivera | Stars: Luis Fernando Peña, Leonor Varela, Jacob Vargas, Metztli Adamina

9. Jean de Florette (1986)

PG | 120 min | Drama

8.1
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A greedy landowner and his backward nephew conspire to block the only water source for an adjoining property in order to bankrupt the owner and force him to sell.

Writers: Claude Berri, Gérard Brach, Marcel Pagnol | Director: Claude Berri | Stars: Yves Montand, Gérard Depardieu, Daniel Auteuil, Elisabeth Depardieu

10. Blood Alley (1955)

Approved | 110 min | Action, Adventure

6.2
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A merchant marine captain, rescued from the Chinese Communists by local villagers, is "shanghaied" into transporting the whole village to Hong Kong on an ancient paddle steamer.

Writer: Albert Sidney Fleischman | Directors: William A. Wellman, John Wayne | Stars: John Wayne, Lauren Bacall, Paul Fix, Joy Kim

11. Fortress of War (2010)

138 min | Action, Drama, History

7.5
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A war drama set during the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union in June 1941, in which Russian troops held on to a border stronghold for nine days.

Writers: Aleksey Dudarev, Vladimir Eryomin, Ekaterina Tirdatova, Igor Ugolnikov, Konstantin Vorobyov | Director: Aleksandr Kott | Stars: Aleksey Kopashov, Andrey Merzlikin, Pavel Derevyanko, Aleksandr Korshunov

12. The Day the Earth Caught Fire (1961)

Unrated | 98 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Romance

7.2
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When the USA and Russia test atomic bombs at the same time, it knocks the Earth out its orbit and sends it spiraling toward the Sun.

Writers: Wolf Mankowitz, Val Guest | Director: Val Guest | Stars: Edward Judd, Janet Munro, Leo McKern, Michael Goodliffe

13. Absurdistan (2008)

88 min | Comedy

6.8
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An allegorical comedy centered on two childhood sweethearts who seem destined for one another until the women of their isolated village, angered by male indifference toward the water ... See full summary »

Writers: Zaza Buadze, Veit Helmer, Gordan Mihic | Director: Veit Helmer | Stars: Kristyna Malérová, Max Mauff, Nino Chkheidze, Ivane Ivantbelidze

14. Chato's Land (1972)

PG | 110 min | Western

6.6
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After Pardon Chato, a mestizo, kills a US marshal in self-defense, a posse pursues him, but as the white volunteers advance deep in Indian territory they become more hunted than prey, ... See full summary »

Writer: Gerald Wilson | Director: Michael Winner | Stars: Charles Bronson, Jack Palance, James Whitmore, Simon Oakland

15. Exterminators of the Year 3000 (1983)

R | 103 min | Action, Sci-Fi

5.0
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They Killed to Survive...

Writers: Elisa Briganti, Dardano Sacchetti, José Truchado | Director: Giuliano Carnimeo | Stars: Robert Iannucci, Alicia Moro, Luciano Pigozzi, Eduardo Fajardo

16. Earth 2100 (2009 TV Movie)

Documentary, Sci-Fi

6.7
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Follows the account of Lucy, who is born into a society where people are desperate for natural resources, while the global temperature and population are highly increasing.

Writer: Josh Neufeld | Director: Rudy Bednar | Stars: Jameel Ahmad, Janine Benyus, Malcolm Bowman, Reinhard Buetikofer

17. The Wayward Cloud (2005)

112 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

6.6
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45 Metascore

Hsiao-Kang, now working as a pornographic actor, meets Shiang-chyi once again. Meanwhile, the city of Taipei faces a water shortage that makes the sales of watermelons skyrocket.

Writer: Ming-liang Tsai | Director: Ming-liang Tsai | Stars: Kang-sheng Lee, Shiang-chyi Chen, Yi-Ching Lu, Kuei-Mei Yang

18. Rio 2096: A Story of Love and Fury (2013)

98 min | Animation, Drama, History

7.0
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Revolves around the love between an immortal hero and Janaína, the woman he has been in love with for 600 years, through Brazil's colonization, slavery, military regime and the future, in 2096, in the midst of wars for water.

Writer: Luiz Bolognesi | Director: Luiz Bolognesi | Stars: Selton Mello, Camila Pitanga, Rodrigo Santoro

19. New Eden (1994 TV Movie)

R | 89 min | Action, Sci-Fi

4.3
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Prisoners are dumped on a sand planet dubbed Earth 21-523 where most are immediately killed by the sand people and the remainder struggle for existence. That is until a new prisoner arrives... See full summary »

Writer: Dan Gordon | Director: Alan Metzger | Stars: Stephen Baldwin, Lisa Bonet, Tobin Bell, Michael Bowen

20. Haunts of the Very Rich (1972 TV Movie)

75 min | Drama, Thriller

6.8
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A group of people, all of whom, we can only assume, are very rich, are on a plane flying to an island resort. When they land, they are greeted by a mysterious black man (Seacrist), and the ... See full summary »

Writers: William Wood, T.K. Brown III | Director: Paul Wendkos | Stars: Lloyd Bridges, Cloris Leachman, Edward Asner, Anne Francis

21. Apache Drums (1951)

Approved | 75 min | Western

6.2
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A gambler is thrown out of a western town, but returns when the town is suddenly threatened by a band of marauding Apaches.

Writers: David Chandler, Harry Brown | Director: Hugo Fregonese | Stars: Stephen McNally, Coleen Gray, Willard Parker, Arthur Shields

22. Pumzi (2009)

21 min | Short, Sci-Fi

7.6
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A sci-fi film about Africa in the future, 35 years after World War III, the water war.

Writer: Wanuri Kahiu | Director: Wanuri Kahiu | Stars: Chantelle Burger, Kudzani Moswela

23. Badlands 2005 (1988 TV Movie)

48 min | Sci-Fi

5.9
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In 1995 a severe drought forced Americans to flee the West for the cities. Water became more precious than gold. Now in 2005, settlers are coming back, meeting new challenges, and age-old ... See full summary »

Writer: Reuben Leder | Director: George Miller | Stars: Lewis Smith, Miguel Ferrer, Sharon Stone, Caitlin O'Heaney

24. The Land (1969)

130 min | Drama

8.1
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A small peasant village's struggles against the careless inroads of the large local landowner, The Land shows why political oppression does not necessarily lead to a sense of solidarity among the disinherited.

Writers: Abderrahman Charkawi, Hassan Fuad | Director: Youssef Chahine | Stars: Hamdy Ahmed, Yehia Chahine, Ezzat El Alaili, Tewfik El Dekn

25. The Cowboy and the Indians (1949)

Approved | 68 min | Western

6.6
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Evil Indian Agent Richards is cheating the Indians into starvation. Gene shows that their raids are only for survival.

Writers: Dwight Cummins, Dorothy Yost | Director: John English | Stars: Gene Autry, Champion, Sheila Ryan, Frank Richards

26. Back in the Saddle (1941)

Approved | 73 min | Action, Drama, Music

6.0
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After Gene discovers copper on his ranch, Bennett tries to get control of the fortune by framing him in a jail-break.

Writers: Richard Murphy, Jesse Lasky Jr. | Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Mary Lee, Edward Norris

27. One Peace at a Time (2009)

83 min | Documentary

7.1
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Filmed in 20 countries, with the insights of Nobel Laureates: Muhammad Yunus (Nobel Peace Prize), Steve Chu (Nobel Prize Physics and President Obama's Secretary of Energy) & Desmond Tutu (... See full summary »

Writer: Turk Pipkin | Director: Turk Pipkin | Stars: Donna Berber, Philip Berber, Caroline Boudreaux, Steve Chu

28. The Skywalk Is Gone (2002)

25 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

7.1
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A girl (Shiang-chyi Chen) looks for a street vendor in Taipei. But she can't find him since the Skywalk is Gone.

Writer: Ming-liang Tsai | Director: Ming-liang Tsai | Stars: Shiang-chyi Chen, Kang-sheng Lee, Yi-Ching Lu

29. The Last Drop of Water (1911)

18 min | Short, Western

5.9
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A wagon train heading west across the great desert runs out of water, and is attacked by Indians. One man -- their last hope -- is sent out to find water.

Writers: Bret Harte, Stanner E.V. Taylor | Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Blanche Sweet, Charles West, Robert Harron, Dell Henderson

30. Fontána pre Zuzanu 3 (1999)

98 min | Comedy, Romance

3.2
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A romantic music comedy located in exotic African scenery.

Writer: Dusan Rapos | Director: Dusan Rapos | Stars: Eva Vejmelková, Alessandro Coari, Ibrahim Maiga, Marián Labuda

31. Puisque nous sommes nés (2008)

90 min | Documentary

7.5
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One day, in the impoverished Brazil of the Nordeste, a boy told us with a smile, "I don't have anything, all I have is my life." These words had a lasting effect on us. Where do people who ... See full summary »

Directors: Jean-Pierre Duret, Andrea Santana

32. Chains (III) (2009)

10 min | Short, Sci-Fi

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Director: Sharon Lewis | Stars: Awaovieyi Agie, Rachael Crawford, Tanya Fraser, Melanie Nicholls-King

33. When the Last Tree Dies (2013)

27 min | Documentary, Short

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A low budget documentary film about the water crisis in the North China Plain. It depicts the devastating consequences of water scarcity exacerbated by pollution. The film follows a group ... See full summary »

Writers: Gelken Chris, Han Ying Shirley | Directors: Zhang Lynn, Han Ying Shirley

34. Professor Balthazar (1967–1977)
Episode: Amadeusove usi (1977)

10 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

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Amadeus is able to repair any machine just by listening to it running. With his sensitive hearing he is able to tell three days in advance when the rain is coming. When the city is ... See full summary »

Writer: Ante Zaninovic | Director: Ante Zaninovic | Stars: Nada Agbaba, Erik Schumann

35. 2 Broke Girls (2011– )
Episode: And the Break-Up Scene (2011)

TV-14 | Comedy

7.1
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Caroline thinks she's doing Max a favor when she takes it upon herself to facilitate her break-up with Robbie.

Writers: Michael Patrick King, Whitney Cummings | Director: James Burrows | Stars: Kat Dennings, Beth Behrs, Garrett Morris, Jonathan Kite

36. Spartacus: War of the Damned (2010–2013)
Episode: Shadow Games (2010)

TV-MA | 55 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

8.9
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In an effort to bring rain to Capua, the Primus (a prestigious competition for the greatest of gladiators) is announced and Batiatus enters his champion Crixus and Spartacus against ... See full summary »

Creator: Steven S. DeKnight | Director: Michael Hurst | Stars: Andy Whitfield, John Hannah, Peter Mensah, Manu Bennett

37. The Real Ghost Busters (1986–1991)
Episode: The Devil in the Deep (1987)

TV-Y7 | Animation, Action, Comedy

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Writers: Dan Aykroyd, J.M. DeMatteis, Harold Ramis | Stars: Arsenio Hall, Maurice LaMarche, Lorenzo Music, Laura Summer

38. Under the Dome (2013– )
Episode: The Endless Thirst (2013)

TV-14 | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.3
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After Julia and Dodee speculate that the source of the radio signal jam could be the answer to the dome's origin, they are led to Joe and Norrie. Meanwhile, Angie seeks help after escaping from Junior.

Writers: Brian K. Vaughan, Stephen King, Soo Hugh | Director: Kari Skogland | Stars: Mike Vogel, Rachelle Lefevre, Natalie Martinez, Britt Robertson

39. The Sand Storm (2014)

9 min | Short, Sci-Fi

5.7
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In a dystopian future, water is running short. A man has taken to smuggling water to keep it in supply.

Writers: Li-Anne Huang, Jason Wishnow | Director: Jason Wishnow | Stars: Weiwei Ai, Hu Jianing, Peter Le, Sophia McKinnon

40. Space Patrol (1950–1955)
Episode: The Wild Men of Procyon (1955)

Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure

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Commander Corry and his crew investigate a mysterious burst of radiation from outside the Solar System. They trace the source to the surface of a planet whose once great civilization has ... See full summary »

Creator: Mike Moser | Director: Dick Darley | Stars: Ed Kemmer, Lyn Osborn, Ken Mayer, Virginia Hewitt

41. The A-Team (1983–1987)
Episode: Water, Water Everywhere (1983)

TV-PG | 49 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.0
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Three Vietnam vets settle in a small desert town and hope to eke out a living with a small hotel they're refurbishing. Unfortunately, a wealthy rancher named Frank Gaines will stop at ... See full summary »

Writers: Frank Lupo, Stephen J. Cannell, Sidney Ellis, Jo Swerling Jr. | Director: Arnold Laven | Stars: George Peppard, Dirk Benedict, Melinda Culea, Dwight Schultz