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1. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

Approved | 130 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

8.7
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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.

Writers: Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Frank Capra, Jo Swerling, Philip Van Doren Stern | Director: Frank Capra | Stars: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell

2. 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.

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

3. 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 plots to overthrow it with the help of a young woman.

Writers: Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski, David Lloyd | Director: James McTeigue | Stars: Hugo Weaving, Natalie Portman, Rupert Graves, Stephen Rea

4. 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.

Writers: Alfonso Cuarón, Timothy J. Sexton, David Arata, Mark Fergus, Hawk Ostby, P.D. James | Director: Alfonso Cuarón | Stars: Julianne Moore, Clive Owen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Caine

5. I Am Legend (2007)

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

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.

Writers: Mark Protosevich, Akiva Goldsman, Richard Matheson, John William Corrington, Joyce Hooper Corrington | Director: Francis Lawrence | Stars: Will Smith, Alice Braga, Charlie Tahan, Salli Richardson-Whitfield

6. Big (1988)

PG | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.3
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72 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.

Writers: Gary Ross, Anne Spielberg | Director: Penny Marshall | Stars: Tom Hanks, Elizabeth Perkins, Robert Loggia, John Heard

7. Jumper (2008)

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

6.0
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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.

Writers: David S. Goyer, Jim Uhls, Simon Kinberg, Steven Gould | Director: Doug Liman | Stars: Hayden Christensen, Samuel L. Jackson, Jamie Bell, Rachel Bilson

8. Gattaca (1997)

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

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.

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

9. 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.

Writers: Steve Koren, Mark O'Keefe | Director: Frank Coraci | Stars: Adam Sandler, Kate Beckinsale, Christopher Walken, David Hasselhoff

10. 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.

Writers: Christopher McQuarrie, Nathan Alexander | Director: Bryan Singer | Stars: Tom Cruise, Bill Nighy, Carice van Houten, Kenneth Branagh

11. 17 Again (2009)

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

6.4
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48 Metascore

About a guy whose life didn't quite turn out how he wanted it to and wishes he could go back to high school and change it. He wakes up one day and is seventeen again and gets the chance to rewrite his life.

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

12. 13 Going on 30 (2004)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

6.1
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57 Metascore

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

Writers: Josh Goldsmith, Cathy Yuspa | Director: Gary Winick | Stars: Jennifer Garner, Mark Ruffalo, Judy Greer, Andy Serkis

13. Stranger Than Fiction (2006)

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

7.7
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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.

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

14. Holidaze (2013 TV Movie)

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

6.1
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A corporate workaholic wakes up in an alternate universe, married to her childhood sweetheart.

Writers: Ann Gunder, Michael Vickerman | Director: Jerry Ciccoritti | Stars: Jennie Garth, Cameron Mathison, Kristin Booth, Maria del Mar

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.

Writers: Sébastien Japrisot, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Guillaume Laurant | Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet | Stars: Audrey Tautou, Gaspard Ulliel, Jodie Foster, Dominique Pinon

16. Being Erica (2009– )

45 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.5
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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 »

Creator: Jana Sinyor | Stars: Erin Karpluk, Reagan Pasternak, Michael Riley, Kathleen Laskey

17. Multiplicity (1996)

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

5.9
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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.

Writers: Chris Miller, Mary Hale, Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel | Director: Harold Ramis | Stars: Michael Keaton, Andie MacDowell, Zack Duhame, Katie Schlossberg

18. What If... (I) (2010)

PG | 111 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

6.5
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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 »

Writers: Chuck Konzelman, Andrea Gyertson Nasfell, Cary Solomon | Director: Dallas Jenkins | Stars: Kevin Sorbo, Kristy Swanson, John Ratzenberger, Debby Ryan

19. The Japanese Wife Next Door (2004)

60 min | Comedy, Adult

5.4
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A new bride convinces everyone in her family to sleep with her.

Writer: Kyôko Godai | Director: Yutaka Ikejima | Stars: Reiko Yamaguchi, Kaoru Akitsu, Naohiro Hirakawa, Kôji Makimura

20. 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.

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

21. 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.

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

22. No Blade of Grass (1970)

R | 96 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

6.1
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When a deadly virus strikes London, John Custane takes his family to hoped-for safety in Scotland.

Writers: Sean Forestal, Cornel Wilde, John Christopher | Director: Cornel Wilde | Stars: Nigel Davenport, Jean Wallace, John Hamill, Lynne Frederick

23. Careless (2007)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Mystery, Romance

4.9
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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 »

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

24. 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

25. 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.

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

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

86 min | Drama, Music

7.1
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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.

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

27. Hitler's Victory (2002 TV Movie)

PG | 95 min | Documentary, History, War

6.8
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What if the Nazis had invaded and occupied Britain during World War II?

Director: Richard Bond | Stars: Diego Matamoros, Molly Bihet, John Boaz, Geoff Bowery

28. Meeting of Minds (1977–1981)

60 min | Biography, History, Talk-Show

8.7
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Stars: Steve Allen, Jayne Meadows, Leon Askin, John Hoyt

29. Aftermath (2010– )

Horror, Sci-Fi

6.6
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Stars: Mike McCurlie, Pauline Adams, Barry Aithchison, Gary Biggar

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

31. The Island (1998)

95 min | Comedy, Romance

5.5
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Writers: Cyrus Nowrasteh, James Trivers | Director: Cyrus Nowrasteh | Stars: Michael Murphy, Sally Kirkland, Kai Lennox, Daniel Mandehr

32. Charge! (2000)

90 min | Drama

6.2
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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 »

Writers: Robert Guédiguian, Jean-Louis Milesi | Director: Robert Guédiguian | Stars: Ariane Ascaride, Pierre Banderet, Frédérique Bonnal, Patrick Bonnel

33. The Present (2010)

Not Rated | 6 min | Short, Drama, Family

6.4
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A man wishes that this night would never end, only to get what he wished for.

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

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

80 min | Documentary

6.9
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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 »

Writer: Koji Masutani | Director: Koji Masutani | Star: John F. Kennedy

35. The Silent Village (1943)

36 min | Documentary, Drama, Short

7.0
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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

36. The Local 504 (2011)

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.

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

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 »

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

38. +1 -1 (1987)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.7
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What would happen if we had never existed?

Writer: Guido Manuli | Director: Guido Manuli

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

TV-Y7 | Animation, Comedy

7.4
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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.

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

40. Married with Children (1987–1997)
Episode: It's a Bundyful Life: Part 1 (1989)

TV-PG | 23 min | Comedy

6.7
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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.

Creators: Michael G. Moye, Ron Leavitt | Director: Gerry Cohen | Stars: Ed O'Neill, Katey Sagal, David Garrison, Amanda Bearse

41. Married with Children (1987–1997)
Episode: It's a Bundyful Life: Part 2 (1989)

TV-PG | 23 min | Comedy

6.9
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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.

Creators: Michael G. Moye, Ron Leavitt | Director: Gerry Cohen | Stars: Ed O'Neill, Katey Sagal, David Garrison, Amanda Bearse

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

53 min | Documentary, Biography

7.4
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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.

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

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

TV-14 | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

7.3
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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.

Creators: Matt Groening, James L. Brooks, Sam Simon | Director: Steven Dean Moore | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

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

Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.8
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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 »

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

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

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

8.7
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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.

Writer: Russell T. Davies | Director: Graeme Harper | Stars: David Tennant, Catherine Tate, Billie Piper, Bernard Cribbins