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1. The Matrix (1999)

R | 136 min | Action, Sci-Fi

8.7
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73 Metascore

A computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against its controllers.

Directors: Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving

Votes: 1,213,187 | Gross: $171.38M

2. V for Vendetta (2005)

R | 132 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

8.2
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62 Metascore

In a future British tyranny, a shadowy freedom fighter, known only by the alias of "V", plots to overthrow it with the help of a young woman.

Director: James McTeigue | Stars: Hugo Weaving, Natalie Portman, Rupert Graves, Stephen Rea

Votes: 788,960 | Gross: $70.50M

3. 13 Going on 30 (2004)

PG-13 | 98 min | Romance

6.1
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57 Metascore

A girl makes a wish on her 13th birthday and wakes up the next day as a 30-year-old woman.

Director: Gary Winick | Stars: Jennifer Garner, Mark Ruffalo, Judy Greer, Andy Serkis

Votes: 121,817 | Gross: $56.04M

4. I Am Legend (2007)

PG-13 | 101 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.2
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65 Metascore

Years after a plague kills most of humanity and transforms the rest into monsters, the sole survivor in New York City struggles valiantly to find a cure.

Director: Francis Lawrence | Stars: Will Smith, Alice Braga, Charlie Tahan, Salli Richardson-Whitfield

Votes: 528,940 | Gross: $256.39M

5. Children of Men (2006)

R | 109 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.9
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84 Metascore

In 2027, in a chaotic world in which women have become somehow infertile, a former activist agrees to help transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea.

Director: Alfonso Cuarón | Stars: Julianne Moore, Clive Owen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Caine

Votes: 360,792 | Gross: $35.29M

6. Jumper (2008)

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

6.1
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35 Metascore

A teenager with teleportation abilities suddenly finds himself in the middle of an ancient war between those like him and their sworn annihilators.

Director: Doug Liman | Stars: Hayden Christensen, Samuel L. Jackson, Jamie Bell, Rachel Bilson

Votes: 242,571 | Gross: $80.17M

7. Big (1988)

PG | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.3
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73 Metascore

When a boy wishes to be big at a magic wish machine, he wakes up the next morning and finds himself in an adult body.

Director: Penny Marshall | Stars: Tom Hanks, Elizabeth Perkins, Robert Loggia, John Heard

Votes: 153,075 | Gross: $114.97M

8. Valkyrie (2008)

PG-13 | 121 min | Drama, History, Thriller

7.1
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56 Metascore

A dramatization of the 20 July assassination and political coup plot by desperate renegade German Army officers against Hitler during World War II.

Director: Bryan Singer | Stars: Tom Cruise, Bill Nighy, Carice van Houten, Kenneth Branagh

Votes: 182,768 | Gross: $83.08M

9. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

PG | 130 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

8.6
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An angel helps a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman by showing what life would have been like if he never existed.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell

Votes: 274,745

10. 17 Again (2009)

PG-13 | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.4
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48 Metascore

Mike O'Donnell is ungrateful for how his life turned out. He gets a chance to rewrite his life when he meets a janitor near a bridge.

Director: Burr Steers | Stars: Zac Efron, Matthew Perry, Leslie Mann, Thomas Lennon

Votes: 146,516 | Gross: $64.15M

11. Gattaca (1997)

PG-13 | 106 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.8
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64 Metascore

A genetically inferior man assumes the identity of a superior one in order to pursue his lifelong dream of space travel.

Director: Andrew Niccol | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman, Jude Law, Gore Vidal

Votes: 219,913 | Gross: $12.34M

12. Click (2006)

PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.4
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45 Metascore

A workaholic architect finds a universal remote that allows him to fast-forward and rewind to different parts of his life. Complications arise when the remote starts to overrule his choices.

Director: Frank Coraci | Stars: Adam Sandler, Kate Beckinsale, Christopher Walken, David Hasselhoff

Votes: 245,815 | Gross: $137.34M

13. Stranger Than Fiction (2006)

PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.6
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67 Metascore

An IRS auditor suddenly finds himself the subject of narration only he can hear: narration that begins to affect his entire life, from his work, to his love-interest, to his death.

Director: Marc Forster | Stars: Will Ferrell, Emma Thompson, Dustin Hoffman, Queen Latifah

Votes: 186,654 | Gross: $40.14M

14. Multiplicity (1996)

PG-13 | 117 min | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi

6.0
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A man who never has enough time for the things he wants to do is offered the opportunity to have himself duplicated.

Director: Harold Ramis | Stars: Michael Keaton, Andie MacDowell, Zack Duhame, Katie Schlossberg

Votes: 24,713 | Gross: $20.10M

15. A Very Long Engagement (2004)

R | 133 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.7
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76 Metascore

Tells the story of a young woman's relentless search for her fiancé, who has disappeared from the trenches of the Somme during World War One.

Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet | Stars: Audrey Tautou, Gaspard Ulliel, Jodie Foster, Dominique Pinon

Votes: 62,515 | Gross: $6.17M

16. Being Erica (2009– )

45 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.6
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"Therapist" Dr. Tom - who is constantly spouting famous and not so famous historical quotes - is Erica Strange's savior and worst enemy. Erica, a young adult woman, is having a bad life ... See full summary »

Stars: Erin Karpluk, Reagan Pasternak, Michael Riley, Kathleen Laskey

Votes: 7,634

17. What If... (I) (2010)

PG | 111 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

6.6
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15 years ago, Ben Walker left his girlfriend and his ministry calling for a business opportunity. Now with a high-paying career and a trophy fiancé, he is visited by an angel, who gives him... See full summary »

Director: Dallas Jenkins | Stars: Kevin Sorbo, Kristy Swanson, John Ratzenberger, Debby Ryan

Votes: 1,869 | Gross: $0.81M

18. Max (I) (2002)

R | 106 min | Drama, War

6.6
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56 Metascore

A film studying the depiction of a friendship between an art dealer named Rothman and his student, Adolf Hitler.

Director: Menno Meyjes | Stars: John Cusack, Noah Taylor, Leelee Sobieski, Molly Parker

Votes: 6,283 | Gross: $0.53M

19. The Death of "Superman Lives": What Happened? (2015)

Not Rated | 104 min | Documentary

7.1
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A documentary about the proposed 1998 Superman Lives feature film that would have starred Nicolas Cage.

Director: Jon Schnepp | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Tim Burton, Kevin Smith, Dan Gilroy

Votes: 3,133

20. C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America (2004)

Unrated | 89 min | Comedy, Drama, War

6.4
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62 Metascore

Through the eyes of a British "documentary", this film takes a satirically humorous, and sometimes frightening, look at the history of an America where the South won the Civil War.

Director: Kevin Willmott | Stars: Greg Kirsch, Renee Patrick, Molly Graham, William Willmott

Votes: 4,125 | Gross: $0.67M

21. Holidaze (2013 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 86 min | Drama, Family, Romance

5.8
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A corporate workaholic wakes up in an alternate universe, married to her childhood sweetheart.

Director: Jerry Ciccoritti | Stars: Jennie Garth, Cameron Mathison, Kristin Booth, Maria del Mar

Votes: 999

22. Violets Are Blue... (1986)

PG-13 | 88 min | Drama, Romance

5.7
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Young love may endure in your heart and one day re-ignite, but reality may soon dowse the flames.

Director: Jack Fisk | Stars: Sissy Spacek, Kevin Kline, Bonnie Bedelia, John Kellogg

Votes: 534 | Gross: $4.74M

23. Careless (2007)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Mystery, Romance

5.0
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An offbeat comedy in the style of "Bottle Rocket" and "After Hours". Wiley Roth finds a severed human finger in his kitchen one night. Understandably freaked out, Wiley and his best friend ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Spears | Stars: Giuseppe Andrews, Craig Anton, Rachel Blanchard, John Boyd

Votes: 359

24. Hank Williams: The Show He Never Gave (1980)

86 min | Drama, Music

7.3
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On the final night of his life, Dec. 31, 1952, country music legend Hank Williams imagines himself giving a New Year's Eve performance in a small bar, with his comments to the audience reflecting upon his life.

Director: David Acomba | Stars: Sneezy Waters, Dixie Seatle, Sean McCann, Sean Hewitt

Votes: 167

25. Aftermath (2010– )

Horror, Sci-Fi

6.8
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Stars: Mike McCurlie, Pauline Adams, Barry Aithchison, Gary Biggar

Votes: 56

26. Meeting of Minds (1977–1981)

60 min | Biography, History, Talk-Show

8.8
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Stars: Steve Allen, Jayne Meadows, Leon Askin, John Hoyt

Votes: 79

27. Earth 2100 (2009 TV Movie)

Documentary, Sci-Fi

6.8
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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.

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

Votes: 901

28. The Island (1998)

95 min | Comedy, Romance

5.3
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Director: Cyrus Nowrasteh | Stars: Michael Murphy, Sally Kirkland, Kai Lennox, Daniel Mandehr

Votes: 29

29. Hitler's Victory (2002 TV Movie)

PG | 95 min | Documentary, History, War

6.9
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What if the Nazis had invaded and occupied Britain during World War II?

Director: Richard Bond | Stars: Diego Matamoros, Adolf Hitler, Winston Churchill, King George VI

Votes: 119

30. Armageddon - Der Einschlag (2007– )

84 min | Documentary, Action, Adventure

7.0
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Imagine finding out that a comet is coming to earth at a high rate of speed.

Stars: Dennis Cubic, Megan Gay, Pascal Langdale, Helena Lindemann

Votes: 87

31. The Silent Village (1943)

36 min | Documentary, Drama, Short

6.9
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The true story of the massacre of a small Czech village by the Nazis is retold as if it happened in Wales.

Director: Humphrey Jennings | Star: Villagers of Cwmgiedd

Votes: 93

32. Virtual JFK: Vietnam If Kennedy Had Lived (2008)

80 min | Documentary

7.0
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56 Metascore

VIRTUAL JFK investigates one of the most debated "what if" scenarios in the history of U.S. foreign policy: What would President John F. Kennedy have done in Vietnam if he had not been ... See full summary »

Director: Koji Masutani | Star: John F. Kennedy

Votes: 107

33. Kissproof (2015)

6 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy

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A young woman decides to take a different approach to meeting the man of her dreams.

Director: Dominic Johnson | Stars: Esme Brand, David Wayman

34. Charge! (2000)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

6.3
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Two scriptwriter friends with clashing personalities decide to write a contemporary political film. The difficulties are enormous. Traps abound. They stray from the plot, argue and make up,... See full summary »

Director: Robert Guédiguian | Stars: Ariane Ascaride, Pierre Banderet, Frédérique Bonnal, Patrick Bonnel

Votes: 246

35. The Local 504 (2016)

Action

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In 1989 the Soviet Union, in a last ditch effort, attacks The United States. After 10 years of fighting the Soviet Union stands triumphant. Now 20 years after the war began a group of rebels in New Orleans attempt to push The Soviets out.

Director: Renso Amariz | Stars: Vaughn Taylor, Vladimir Sergeyev, Lorin White, Mihail Russu

36. The Present (2010)

Not Rated | 6 min | Short, Drama, Family

6.7
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A man wishes that this night would never end, only to get what he wished for.

Director: Joel Wilson | Stars: Steven J. Wilson, Katie Groshong, Scott D. Hill, Gene Hively

Votes: 6

37. Salvation (I) (2002)

20 min | Drama, Short, Sci-Fi

6.8
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In the future, overpopulation, polution, bio-chemical warfare, and other factors have destroyed most of the planet. The people who have survived now live in small colonies in abandoned ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Lalaian | Stars: Shayna Fox, Alex Fern

Votes: 32

38. +1 -1 (1987)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.9
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What would happen if we had never existed?

Director: Guido Manuli

Votes: 33

39. Johnny Bravo (1997–2004)
Episode: Doomates/Johnny's Telethon/Johnny's Guardian Angel (1999)

TV-Y7 | 21 min | Animation, Comedy

7.6
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Doomates: Johnny moves in with Carl. Johnny's Telethon: Johnny appeals to keep his favourite shop open. Johnny's Guardian Angel: Johnny is forced to appreciate his life.

Directors: Russell Calabrese, Kirk Tingblad | Stars: Jeff Bennett, Larry Drake, Cassy Harlo, Tom Kenny

Votes: 24

40. Back of the Nation (2015– )
Episode: Episode #1.10 (2015)

Comedy, Talk-Show

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Director: Sivan Magazanik | Stars: Lior Schleien, Guri Alfi, Orna Banai, Einav Galili

41. Married with Children (1987–1997)
Episode: It's a Bundyful Life (1989)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy

8.3
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His guardian angel decides pay Al a visit and shows him what life is like without him born. The Jablonskys are a perfect family and The Rhoades are more like the Bundys except without Al.

Director: Gerry Cohen | Stars: Ed O'Neill, Katey Sagal, David Garrison, Amanda Bearse

Votes: 279

42. Married with Children (1987–1997)
Episode: It's a Bundyful Life (1989)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy

8.0
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Al has finally saved up a lot of cash to buy his family a ton of presents they want this year. Unfortunately, a mob of late customers in the shoe store prevents him from getting to the bank and retrieving the money he needs.

Director: Gerry Cohen | Stars: Ed O'Neill, Katey Sagal, David Garrison, Amanda Bearse

Votes: 275

43. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Secrets Beneath the Ice (2010)

TV-G | 53 min | Documentary, Biography

7.2
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What happens when the ice melts and the sea levels rise? Scientists study Antarctica in an effort to understand possible climate change through geologists looking at ancient landscapes, paleobotany, drilling, and diving.

Directors: Gary Hochman, Kirk Wolfinger | Stars: Allan Ashworth, Lance Lewman

Votes: 27

44. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Take My Life, Please (2009)

TV-14 | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

7.0
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Homer finds out that he actually won the senior class president election, and he gets an opportunity to find out how his life would have been different if it had happened.

Director: Steven Dean Moore | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 570

45. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: Tapestry (1993)

TV-PG | 45 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

8.9
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Captain Picard incurs serious wounds in a fight, even his artificial heart is gravely damaged. While Dr. Crusher wrestles with the medical consequences, his mind meets Q, who presents him ... See full summary »

Director: Les Landau | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn

Votes: 1,346

46. Jeranism (2015– )
Episode: The Greatest Hoax Ever $old: NASA Deception Revealed! (2015)

5 min | Documentary

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47. Doctor Who (2005– )
Episode: Turn Left (2008)

TV-PG | 49 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

8.8
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What would happen if Donna never met the Doctor? How would Earth handle the Racnoss, the falling Titanic or the Sontarans? Aided by a familiar blonde time traveler, Donna corrects the alternate time line from happening.

Director: Graeme Harper | Stars: David Tennant, Catherine Tate, Billie Piper, Bernard Cribbins

Votes: 3,679