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1. Beast Wishes (2012)

63 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

9.0
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A documentary about Bob and Kathy Burns, the goodwill ambassadors of science fiction film fandom.

Directors: Frank Dietz, Trish Geiger | Stars: Rick Baker, Bob Burns, Kathy Burns, Joe Dante

Votes: 61

2. Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

PG | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.7
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82 Metascore

After the Rebels are brutally overpowered by the Empire on the ice planet Hoth, Luke Skywalker begins Jedi training with Yoda, while his friends are pursued by Darth Vader.

Director: Irvin Kershner | Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams

Votes: 1,068,366 | Gross: $290.48M

3. Horizon (I) (1964– )

50 min | Documentary

8.7
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British documentary series that covers a variety of subjects in science and philosophy.

Stars: Paul Vaughan, Jack Fortune, Dilly Barlow, Martin Jarvis

Votes: 887

4. Movie Magic (1994– )

30 min | Documentary, History

8.7
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Documentary series dealing with every aspect of special effects in movies, from low-budget make-up to multi-million-dollar computer-generated graphics. The clear presentation includes ... See full summary »

Stars: James Cameron, Richard Edlund, Rick Baker, Ken Ralston

Votes: 136

5. Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)

PG | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.6
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90 Metascore

Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a Wookiee and two droids to save the galaxy from the Empire's world-destroying battle station, while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the mysterious Darth Vader.

Director: George Lucas | Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Alec Guinness

Votes: 1,137,288 | Gross: $322.74M

6. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

R | 137 min | Action, Sci-Fi

8.5
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75 Metascore

A cyborg, identical to the one who failed to kill Sarah Connor, must now protect her teenage son, John Connor, from a more advanced and powerful cyborg.

Director: James Cameron | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong, Robert Patrick

Votes: 922,584 | Gross: $204.84M

7. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

PG | 115 min | Action, Adventure

8.4
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85 Metascore

In 1936, archaeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones is hired by the U.S. government to find the Ark of the Covenant before Adolf Hitler's Nazis can obtain its awesome powers.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman, John Rhys-Davies

Votes: 824,717 | Gross: $248.16M

8. WALL·E (2008)

G | 98 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

8.4
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95 Metascore

In the distant future, a small waste-collecting robot inadvertently embarks on a space journey that will ultimately decide the fate of mankind.

Director: Andrew Stanton | Stars: Ben Burtt, Elissa Knight, Jeff Garlin, Fred Willard

Votes: 921,892 | Gross: $223.81M

9. Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)

PG | 131 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.3
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58 Metascore

After a daring mission to rescue Han Solo from Jabba the Hutt, the Rebels dispatch to Endor to destroy the second Death Star. Meanwhile, Luke struggles to help Darth Vader back from the dark side without falling into the Emperor's trap.

Director: Richard Marquand | Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams

Votes: 874,668 | Gross: $309.13M

10. Empire of Dreams: The Story of the 'Star Wars' Trilogy (2004 Video)

151 min | Documentary, History, Sci-Fi

8.3
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An in-depth making of documentary about the original Star Wars trilogy, covering the productions of the three films and their impact on popular culture.

Directors: Edith Becker, Kevin Burns | Stars: Robert Clotworthy, Walter Cronkite, George Lucas, Steven Spielberg

Votes: 3,244

11. Dangerous Days: Making Blade Runner (2007 Video)

214 min | Documentary

8.3
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The definitive three-and-a-half hour documentary about the troubled creation and enduring legacy of the science fiction classic Blade Runner (1982), culled from 80 interviews and hours of never-before-seen outtakes and lost footage.

Director: Charles de Lauzirika | Stars: Daryl Hannah, Michael Deeley, Harrison Ford, Joanna Cassidy

Votes: 1,731

12. Hollywood Stuntmakers (1991– )

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Stars: James Coburn, Christopher Reeve, Rick Baker, Bob Gurr

Votes: 10

13. Star Tours (1987)

3 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Short

8.2
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Thanks to an incompetent pilot droid, a space tour to the moon of Endor is derailed and caught in the midst of a battle between the Empire and the Rebel Alliance.

Director: Dennis Muren | Stars: Anthony Daniels, Paul Reubens, Kenny Baker, Niki Botelho

Votes: 1,555

14. Ralph McQuarrie: Tribute to a Master (2012)

43 min | Documentary, Short

8.2
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George Lucas, a number of Industrial Light and Magic (ILM) alumni, and a new generation of artists and filmmakers inspired by McQuarrie's body of work remember the artist and discuss his ... See full summary »

Stars: Joel Aron, Jon Berg, Doug Chiang, Russell G. Chong

Votes: 5

15. Jurassic Park (1993)

PG-13 | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.1
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68 Metascore

A pragmatic archaeologist visiting an almost complete theme park is tasked with protecting a couple of kids after a power failure causes the park's cloned dinosaurs to run loose.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough

Votes: 795,278 | Gross: $402.45M

16. Ray Harryhausen: The Early Years Collection (2005 Video)

233 min | Documentary

8.1
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Director: Ray Harryhausen | Stars: Ray Harryhausen, Forrest J. Ackerman, Jim Aupperle, Rick Baker

Votes: 78

17. The Light and Magic of 'Indiana Jones' (2003 Video)

12 min | Documentary, Short

8.1
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The men from ILM who contributed to the special effect work of the first three Indiana Jones pictures look back and reveal some of their secrets.

Director: Laurent Bouzereau | Stars: George Lucas, Frank Marshall, Richard Edlund, Steven Spielberg

Votes: 42

18. Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015)

PG-13 | 138 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.0
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81 Metascore

Three decades after the Empire's defeat, a new threat arises in the militant First Order. Defected stormtrooper Finn and the scavenger Rey are caught up in the Resistance's search for the missing Luke Skywalker.

Director: J.J. Abrams | Stars: Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson

Votes: 794,172 | Gross: $936.66M

19. Indiana Jones: Making the Trilogy (2003 Video)

127 min | Documentary

7.9
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George Lucas and Steven Spielberg tell the struggles and the passion for making the Indiana Jones Trilogy.

Director: Laurent Bouzereau | Stars: George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, Lawrence Kasdan, Tom Selleck

Votes: 413

20. Bob Burns' Hollywood Halloween (2009 Video)

Documentary

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Director: Lindsey Keith Jackson | Stars: Rick Baker, Bob Burns, Kathy Burns, Frank Darabont

Votes: 7

21. Episode IV: Crew and Cast Interviews (2011 Video)

20 min | Documentary, Short

7.9
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(1) Episode IV: Tatooine Overview (3:49): Production illustrator Ralph McQuarrie talks about some of his initial paintings/drawings for George Lucas, 2nd Cameraman Dennis Muren discusses ... See full summary »

Stars: Ben Burtt, Anthony Daniels, Carrie Fisher, Alec Guinness

Votes: 9

22. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

PG | 115 min | Family, Sci-Fi

7.8
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91 Metascore

A troubled child summons the courage to help a friendly alien escape Earth and return to his home world.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore, Peter Coyote, Dee Wallace

Votes: 342,147 | Gross: $435.11M

23. Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)

G | 100 min | Family, Fantasy, Musical

7.8
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67 Metascore

A poor but hopeful boy seeks one of the five coveted golden tickets that will send him on a tour of Willy Wonka's mysterious chocolate factory.

Director: Mel Stuart | Stars: Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Peter Ostrum, Roy Kinnear

Votes: 164,092 | Gross: $4.00M

24. Empire of the Sun (1987)

PG | 153 min | Drama, History, War

7.8
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62 Metascore

A young English boy struggles to survive under Japanese occupation during World War II.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Christian Bale, John Malkovich, Miranda Richardson, Nigel Havers

Votes: 107,215 | Gross: $22.24M

25. The Pixar Story (2007)

G | 87 min | Documentary

7.8
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A look at the first years of Pixar Animation Studios - from the success of "Toy Story" and Pixar's promotion of talented people, to the building of its East Bay campus, the company's ... See full summary »

Director: Leslie Iwerks | Stars: Stacy Keach, John Lasseter, Brad Bird, John Musker

Votes: 5,127

26. The Making of 'Jurassic Park' (1995 Video)

51 min | Documentary

7.8
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Behind-the-scenes look at the making of "Jurassic Park" narrated by James Earl Jones.

Director: John Schultz | Stars: James Earl Jones, Steven Spielberg, Michael Crichton, Stan Winston

Votes: 517

27. Ray Harryhausen: Working with Dinosaurs (1999 TV Special)

50 min

7.8
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A tribute to stopmotion supremo and special effects genius extraordinaire Ray Harryhausen, the man behind some of cinema's greatest fantasy films - The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms, The ... See full summary »

Director: Louis Heaton | Stars: Tom Baker, James Cameron, Joe Dante, Ray Harryhausen

Votes: 14

28. Space Race Ride (1993)

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Director: Scott Squires

Votes: 9

29. Spielberg (2017 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 147 min | Documentary, Biography

7.7
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A documentary on the life and career of one of the most influential film directors of all time, Steven Spielberg.

Director: Susan Lacy | Stars: Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Richard Dreyfuss, Bill Butler

Votes: 5,162

30. Time Machine: The Journey Back (1993 Video)

48 min | Documentary

7.7
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In this follow up to The Time Machine (1960), Filby is still the caretaker of his friend George's house seventeen years following George's trip to the future. Filby is then surprised to see... See full summary »

Director: Clyde Lucas | Stars: Rod Taylor, Alan Young, Whit Bissell, Wah Chang

Votes: 206

31. Industrial Light & Magic: Creating the Impossible (2010 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

7.7
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A look over the incredible work of ILM and how they revolutionised the way we see film with the introduction and advances of CGI or Computer Generated Image. This documentary takes us from ... See full summary »

Director: Leslie Iwerks | Stars: Tom Cruise, George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, Ron Howard

Votes: 396

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

Unrated | 65 min | Documentary

7.7
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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 »

Stars: Mark Hamill, George Lucas, Anthony Daniels, Harrison Ford

Votes: 558

33. The Harryhausen Chronicles (1998 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

7.7
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Narrated by actor Leonard Nimoy and featuring appearances by George Lucas and Ray Bradbury, this film documents Ray Harryhausen's remarkable visual effects work, including his hand in ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Schickel | Stars: Ray Harryhausen, Leonard Nimoy, Ray Bradbury, Dennis Muren

Votes: 268

34. Side by Side Extra: Volume One (2014)

104 min | Documentary

7.7
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Extended interviews with the filmmakers from the critically acclaimed documentary Side By Side.

Director: Christopher Kenneally | Stars: Lena Dunham, Dennis Muren, Keanu Reeves, Steven Soderbergh

Votes: 7

35. Horizon (1964– )
Episode: How to Film the Impossible (1985)

Documentary

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Stars: Roger Mills, George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, Dennis Muren

Votes: 9

36. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)

PG | 138 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

7.6
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90 Metascore

Roy Neary, an electric lineman, watches how his quiet and ordinary daily life turns upside down after a close encounter with a UFO.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, François Truffaut, Teri Garr, Melinda Dillon

Votes: 169,766 | Gross: $132.09M

37. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)

PG | 118 min | Action, Adventure

7.6
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57 Metascore

In 1935, Indiana Jones arrives in India, still part of the British Empire, and is asked to find a mystical stone. He then stumbles upon a secret cult committing enslavement and human sacrifices in the catacombs of an ancient palace.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Harrison Ford, Kate Capshaw, Ke Huy Quan, Amrish Puri

Votes: 412,574 | Gross: $179.87M

38. The Abyss (1989)

PG-13 | 145 min | Adventure, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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62 Metascore

A civilian diving team is enlisted to search for a lost nuclear submarine and face danger while encountering an alien aquatic species.

Director: James Cameron | Stars: Ed Harris, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Michael Biehn, Leo Burmester

Votes: 153,114 | Gross: $54.46M

39. Side by Side (2012)

Not Rated | 99 min | Documentary

7.6
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82 Metascore

The documentary investigates the history, process and workflow of both digital and photochemical film creation.

Director: Christopher Kenneally | Stars: Derek Ambrosi, Michael Ballhaus, Andrzej Bartkowiak, Dion Beebe

Votes: 12,558 | Gross: $0.03M

40. The Beginning: Making 'Episode I' (2001 Video)

66 min | Documentary, Sci-Fi

7.6
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The entire process of making Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) are shown here in this documentary. From pre-production through post-production we get to see visual effects ... See full summary »

Director: Jon Shenk | Stars: George Lucas, John Knoll, Doug Chiang, Rick McCallum

Votes: 596

41. SP FX: Special Effects - The Empire Strikes Back (1980 TV Movie)

49 min | Documentary

7.6
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A behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the special effects in the second Star Wars installment.

Director: Robert Guenette | Stars: Mark Hamill, Bob Anderson, Jon Berg, Ben Burtt

Votes: 261

42. Nexus Generation: Fans & Filmmakers (2007 Video)

22 min | Documentary, Short

7.6
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Fans of Blade Runner discuss the lasting impact of the film, the way it has influenced many directors in the last 25 years and show of some of their most prized memorabilia.

Director: Charles de Lauzirika | Stars: Guillermo del Toro, Dennis Muren, Mark Romanek, Jovanka Vuckovic

Votes: 35

43. The Star Wars Show (2016– )

7 min | Short, Sci-Fi, Talk-Show

7.5
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Weekly web series discussing all things Star Wars.

Stars: Andi Gutierrez, Anthony Carboni, Peter Townley, Scott Bromley

Votes: 149

44. Secrets of the Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey (2016)

69 min | Documentary

7.5
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An inside look at the making of the movie Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015), featuring footage and exclusive interviews with the actors and filmmakers.

Director: Laurent Bouzereau | Stars: Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, George Lucas

Votes: 370

45. Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan (2011)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography

7.5
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The life and work of the renowned film visual effects artist and producer.

Director: Gilles Penso | Stars: Ray Harryhausen, Peter Jackson, Terry Gilliam, Guillermo del Toro

Votes: 1,108

46. Special Effects: Anything Can Happen (1996)

40 min | Short, Documentary

7.5
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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 »

Director: Ben Burtt | Stars: John Lithgow, Jean Bolte, Carl N. Frederick, Paul Huston

Votes: 167

47. Deconstructing Harry (1997)

R | 96 min | Comedy

7.4
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61 Metascore

Suffering from writer's block and eagerly awaiting his writing award, Harry Block remembers events from his past and scenes from his best-selling books as characters, real and fictional, come back to haunt him.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Woody Allen, Judy Davis, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Stephanie Roth Haberle

Votes: 40,150 | Gross: $10.69M

48. Willow (1988)

PG | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.3
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47 Metascore

A reluctant dwarf must play a critical role in protecting a special baby from an evil queen.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Val Kilmer, Joanne Whalley, Warwick Davis, Jean Marsh

Votes: 94,098 | Gross: $57.27M

49. The Making of 'Terminator 2: Judgment Day' (1991 TV Short)

Not Rated | 25 min | Documentary, Short

7.3
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Documentary of the making of Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) the sequel to the popular Schwarzenegger film, The Terminator (1984).

Directors: David G. Hudson, Ed W. Marsh | Stars: Walter Noon, Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Cameron, Linda Hamilton

Votes: 310

50. A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)

PG-13 | 146 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

7.2
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65 Metascore

A highly advanced robotic boy longs to become "real" so that he can regain the love of his human mother.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Haley Joel Osment, Jude Law, Frances O'Connor, Sam Robards

Votes: 277,052 | Gross: $78.62M



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