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1. Beast Wishes (2012)

63 min | Documentary

9.1
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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: 57

2. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

PG | 115 min | Action, Adventure

8.5
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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: 761,795 | Gross: $248.16M

3. De película (1982–1990)

60 min

8.5
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Stars: Isabel Mestres, Emilio Linder, Carmen Maura, María Salerno

Votes: 54

4. The Adventures of Biffle and Shooster (2015)

Comedy, Musical

8.4
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Feature compilation of four Biffle and Shooster comedy shorts--"The Biffle Murder Case," "Imitation of Wife," "Schmo Boat" and "Bride of Finklestein"--plus five additional songs and sketches.

Director: Michael Schlesinger | Stars: Nick Santa Maria, Will Ryan, Kevin Quinn, Fay Masterson

Votes: 7

5. 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 a more powerful Death Star. Meanwhile, Luke struggles to help 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: 812,549 | Gross: $309.13M

6. Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)

TV-MA | 25 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

8.0
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Tales of horror based on the gruesome E.C. comic books of the 1950s presented by the legendary Crypt Keeper, a sinister ghoul obsessed with gallows humor and horrific puns.

Stars: John Kassir, Roy Brocksmith, Miguel Ferrer, Cam Clarke

Votes: 17,841

7. Airplane! (1980)

PG | 88 min | Comedy

7.8
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78 Metascore

A man afraid to fly must ensure that a plane lands safely after the pilots become sick.

Directors: Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker | Stars: Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Leslie Nielsen, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Votes: 181,137 | Gross: $83.40M

8. The 59th Annual Academy Awards (1987 TV Special)

Family

7.7
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The official, annual, Hollywood award show that hands out many movie honors, including the Oscars. That year's show was hosted by Ralph Bellamy, and saw big wins by Marlee Matlin, Paul Newman, and Michael Caine.

Director: Marty Pasetta | Stars: Chevy Chase, Goldie Hawn, Paul Hogan, Brian Ackland-Snow

Votes: 247

9. Fear of the Flesh: The Making of 'The Fly' (2005 Video)

136 min | Documentary

7.6
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We open with stories of one man's brilliant idea to remake the science fiction classic, _Fly, The (1958)_, into a whole new entity. The end result was David Cronenberg's _Fly, The (1986)_ ... See full summary »

Director: David Prior | Stars: Charles Edward Pogue, Stuart Cornfeld, Robert Bierman, Ronald Sanders

Votes: 62

10. The Fly (1986)

R | 96 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.5
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79 Metascore

A brilliant but eccentric scientist begins to transform into a giant man/fly hybrid after one of his experiments goes horribly wrong.

Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: Jeff Goldblum, Geena Davis, John Getz, Joy Boushel

Votes: 136,320 | Gross: $40.46M

11. That Guy Dick Miller (2014)

Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary, Biography

7.4
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63 Metascore

Documentary about veteran character actor Dick Miller, whose career in and outside of Hollywood has spanned almost 200 films across six decades, featuring a diverse range of interviews with directors, co-stars, and contemporaries.

Director: Elijah Drenner | Stars: Dick Miller, Lainie Miller, Gilbert Adler, Allan Arkush

Votes: 198

12. Le complexe de Frankenstein (2015)

107 min | Documentary

7.3
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From King Kong to Avatar, from Star Wars to The Lord of the Rings, movie creatures have never been more popular as they are today. Yet the art of creating monsters for the big screen is as old as cinema itself.

Directors: Gilles Penso, Alexandre Poncet | Stars: Rick Baker, Joe Dante, Guillermo del Toro, Mick Garris

Votes: 166

13. Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)
Episode: The Switch (1990)

Not Rated | 26 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

7.3
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A wealthy and elderly man subjects himself to a revolutionary new treatment in order to please his gold-digger girlfriend. Unfortunately becoming young again turns out to be very expensive.

Director: Arnold Schwarzenegger | Stars: William Hickey, Rick Rossovich, Kelly Preston, Roy Brocksmith

Votes: 825

14. Gremlins (1984)

PG | 106 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

7.2
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70 Metascore

A boy inadvertently breaks three important rules concerning his new pet and unleashes a horde of malevolently mischievous monsters on a small town.

Director: Joe Dante | Stars: Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, Hoyt Axton, John Louie

Votes: 165,869 | Gross: $148.17M

15. Long Live the King (2016)

66 min | Documentary

7.2
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A feature documentary about the enduring appeal of the character King Kong, and how he has inspired so many of the great filmmakers and artists since 1933.

Directors: Frank Dietz, Trish Geiger | Stars: Brent Armstrong, Mark F. Berry, Bob Burns, David Colton

Votes: 43

16. Raiders: The Melting Face! (2008 Video)

8 min | Short

7.2
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A recreation of the amazing physical effect of the villain's melting face in "Raiders of the Lost Ark."

Director: Laurent Bouzereau | Stars: Richard Edlund, Steven Spielberg, Chris Walas

Votes: 18

17. Naked Lunch (1991)

R | 115 min | Drama

7.1
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67 Metascore

After developing an addiction to the substance he uses to kill bugs, an exterminator accidentally kills his wife, and becomes involved in a secret government plot being orchestrated by giant bugs in a port town in North Africa.

Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: Peter Weller, Judy Davis, Ian Holm, Julian Sands

Votes: 40,700 | Gross: $2.54M

18. The Fly Papers: The Buzz on Hollywood's Scariest Insect (2000 TV Movie)

58 min | Documentary

7.1
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Leonard Nimoy narrates this documentary chronicling all five "Fly" films. Starting with a short story in Playboy Magazine in 1957, and ending with a gruesome tale in _Fly II, The (1989), ... See full summary »

Stars: Leonard Nimoy, Vivian Sobchack, Hugh Hefner, Ray Bradbury

Votes: 18

19. Halloween... The Happy Haunting of America! (1997)

50 min | Comedy, Documentary, Horror

7.0
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This documentary on Halloween visits haunted houses around the U.S. and presents interviews with horror celebrities.

Directors: Daniel Roebuck, Chuck Williams | Stars: Henry Alvarez, Doug Bradley, Bob Burns, Jeff Burr

Votes: 43

20. Enemy Mine (1985)

PG-13 | 108 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.9
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A soldier from Earth crashlands on an alien world after sustaining battle damage. Eventually, he encounters another survivor, but from the enemy species he was fighting. They band together ... See full summary »

Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Louis Gossett Jr., Brion James, Richard Marcus

Votes: 38,185 | Gross: $4.27M

21. The 100 Greatest Family Films (2005 TV Movie)

301 min | Documentary

6.9
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The top 100 family films, as voted for by the viewers.

Directors: Mark Murray, Helen Spencer | Stars: Bob Hoskins, Robert Abele, Richard Adams, Thelma Adams

Votes: 81

22. Macabre Medicine (2009 Video)

Comedy, Horror

6.9
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When wanna be doctor Heywood West becomes the new kid in town, people start to get suspicious by his odd behavior; disgusting stenches coming from his house, people turning up missing, and ... See full summary »

Director: Will Devokees | Stars: Kyle Rappaport, Rich Airey, Ben Bostaph, Jason Bostaph

Votes: 14

23. Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)
Episode: 'Til Death (1990)

Not Rated | 26 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

6.9
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The gold-digging landowner of a Caribbean villa attempts to woo a haughty rich young woman with the aid of a potion maxed by his ex-lover; a voodoo priestess. But troubles insures when he ignores the warnings of the potion.

Director: Chris Walas | Stars: D.W. Moffett, Pamela Gien, Aubrey Morris, John Kassir

Votes: 586

24. Scanners (1981)

R | 103 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.8
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60 Metascore

A scientist sends a man with extraordinary psychic powers to hunt others like him.

Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: Jennifer O'Neill, Stephen Lack, Patrick McGoohan, Lawrence Dane

Votes: 40,446 | Gross: $14.23M

25. Dragonslayer (1981)

PG | 109 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.7
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68 Metascore

A young wizarding apprentice is sent to kill a dragon which has been devouring girls from a nearby kingdom.

Director: Matthew Robbins | Stars: Peter MacNicol, Caitlin Clarke, Ralph Richardson, John Hallam

Votes: 12,394 | Gross: $14.11M

26. Hot Shots! (1991)

PG-13 | 84 min | Action, Comedy

6.7
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61 Metascore

A parody of Top Gun (1986) in which a talented but unstable fighter pilot must overcome the ghosts of his father and save a mission sabotaged by greedy weapons manufacturers.

Director: Jim Abrahams | Stars: Charlie Sheen, Cary Elwes, Valeria Golino, Lloyd Bridges

Votes: 88,004 | Gross: $69.47M

27. The Brundle Museum of Natural History (2005 Video)

12 min | Documentary, Short

6.6
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Director: David Prior | Stars: Chris Walas, Bob Burns, David Prior

Votes: 17

28. The Scanners Way: Creating the Special Effects in 'Scanners' (2014 Video)

23 min | Documentary, Short

6.5
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Documentary about how the special effects were done for the 1981 sci-fi/horror cult classic "Scanners."

Director: Michael Lennick | Stars: Rick Baker, Stephan Dupuis, Mark Irwin, Chris Walas

Votes: 11

29. Arachnophobia (1990)

PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

6.4
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67 Metascore

A species of South American killer spider hitches a lift to the U.S. in a coffin and starts to breed and kill.

Director: Frank Marshall | Stars: Jeff Daniels, Julian Sands, John Goodman, Harley Jane Kozak

Votes: 55,573 | Gross: $53.21M

30. Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990)

PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

6.3
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The Gremlins are back, and this time, they've taken control of a New York media mogul's high-tech skyscraper.

Director: Joe Dante | Stars: Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, John Glover, Robert Prosky

Votes: 79,099 | Gross: $41.48M

31. Piranha (1978)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.8
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When flesh-eating piranhas are accidentally released into a summer resort's rivers, the guests become their next meal.

Director: Joe Dante | Stars: Bradford Dillman, Heather Menzies-Urich, Kevin McCarthy, Keenan Wynn

Votes: 15,867 | Gross: $6.00M

32. The Vagrant (1992)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller

5.8
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A business man buys a house, but he has a hard time trying to get rid of its previous tenant, a dirty bum.

Director: Chris Walas | Stars: Bill Paxton, Michael Ironside, Marshall Bell, Mitzi Kapture

Votes: 1,048

33. Humanoids from the Deep (1980)

R | 80 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

5.7
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Scientific experiments backfire and produce horrific mutations: half man, half fish, which terrorize a small fishing village by killing the men and raping the women.

Directors: Barbara Peeters, Jimmy T. Murakami | Stars: Doug McClure, Ann Turkel, Vic Morrow, Cindy Weintraub

Votes: 5,763

34. Caveman (1981)

PG | 91 min | Comedy, Romance

5.7
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55 Metascore

A cave-man seeks revenge on a much larger competitor for the hand of a beautiful cave-woman.

Director: Carl Gottlieb | Stars: Ringo Starr, Dennis Quaid, Shelley Long, Jack Gilford

Votes: 6,280 | Gross: $15.97M

35. Virtuosity (1995)

R | 106 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

5.6
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39 Metascore

When a virtual reality simulation created using the personalities of multiple serial killers manages to escape into the real world, an ex-cop is tasked with stopping its reign of terror.

Director: Brett Leonard | Stars: Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Kelly Lynch, Stephen Spinella

Votes: 25,370 | Gross: $24.05M

36. Transformations: Looking Back at 'The Fly II' (2005 Video)

48 min | Documentary

5.6
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Stars: Chris Walas, Steven-Charles Jaffe, Christopher Young

Votes: 9

37. The Kiss (1988)

R | 101 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

5.5
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When Felice and Hillary were children, they were separated to live with other people. Felice went off with a relative who possessed an unusual bloodline which was passed on to Felice via a ... See full summary »

Director: Pen Densham | Stars: Joanna Pacula, Meredith Salenger, Mimi Kuzyk, Nicholas Kilbertus

Votes: 1,299 | Gross: $1.87M

38. House II: The Second Story (1987)

PG-13 | 88 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

5.4
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The new owner of a sinister house gets involved with reanimated corpses and demons searching for an ancient Aztec skull with magic powers.

Director: Ethan Wiley | Stars: Arye Gross, Jonathan Stark, Royal Dano, Bill Maher

Votes: 8,676 | Gross: $7.80M

39. Journey to the Forbidden Valley (2017)

96 min | Action, Adventure, Family

5.3
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After a small airplane crash lands in a remote area of Central China, several passengers survive, including a Chinese boy and his American guardian. As they wait to be rescued, they soon ... See full summary »

Director: Ethan Wiley | Stars: Sasha Jackson, Douglas Tait, Erroll Shand, Jonathan Kos-Read

Votes: 18

40. DeepStar Six (1989)

R | 99 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.2
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At the bottom of the ocean, the DeepStar Six has just discovered a new and deadly alien menace.

Director: Sean S. Cunningham | Stars: Greg Evigan, Nancy Everhard, Taurean Blacque, Miguel Ferrer

Votes: 8,163 | Gross: $8.14M

41. Jade (1995)

R | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.2
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A bright assistant D.A. investigates a gruesome hatchet murder and hides a clue he found at the crime scene. Under professional threats and an attempt on his life, he goes on heartbroken because evidence point to the woman he still loves.

Director: William Friedkin | Stars: David Caruso, Linda Fiorentino, Chazz Palminteri, Richard Crenna

Votes: 10,146 | Gross: $9.80M

42. Screamers (1979)

R | 81 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

5.0
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Aquatic creatures threaten the existence of a mysterious island.

Director: Sergio Martino | Stars: Barbara Bach, Claudio Cassinelli, Richard Johnson, Beryl Cunningham

Votes: 1,171

43. The Fly II (1989)

R | 105 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

4.9
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36 Metascore

The almost-human son of "Brundlefly" searches for a cure to his mutated genes while being monitored by a nefarious corporation that wishes to continue his father's experiments.

Director: Chris Walas | Stars: Eric Stoltz, Daphne Zuniga, Lee Richardson, John Getz

Votes: 18,799 | Gross: $20.02M

44. Starstruck (1979 TV Movie)

Sci-Fi

4.2
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The story, set in the twenty-second century, follows the adventures of the McCallister family, owners of McCallister's Midway Inn, a hotel-restaurant-saloon on an orbiting way station somewhere between Earth and Pluto.

Director: Alfred Viola | Stars: Beeson Carroll, Tania Myren, Meegan King, Kevin Brando

Votes: 6

45. Curse III: Blood Sacrifice (1991)

R | 91 min | Horror

3.9
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In 1950s Africa, a tribal magician calls up a demon to kill Europeans.

Director: Sean Barton | Stars: Christopher Lee, Jenilee Harrison, Henry Cele, Andre Jacobs

Votes: 324

46. Elf-Man (2012)

Not Rated | 86 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

3.6
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An Elf is left behind by Santa to help rescue the Harper family from a lousy Christmas. The Elf and the family get more than they bargained for, as the kids help the Elf discover his special powers and true identity as a budding superhero.

Director: Ethan Wiley | Stars: Jason 'Wee Man' Acuña, Jeffrey Combs, Mackenzie Astin, Mirelly Taylor

Votes: 562

47. Galaxina (1980)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

3.5
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The crew of the police cruiser Infinity is finally heading home after a long stay in deep space. Just when they think they are about to get some much needed rest and relaxation, the crew is... See full summary »

Director: William Sachs | Stars: Stephen Macht, Avery Schreiber, J.D. Hinton, Dorothy Stratten

Votes: 2,273

48. Bear (I) (2010)

R | 78 min | Horror, Thriller

2.8
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Two young couples are driving through a remote forest when their car breaks down. When a run-in with a curious grizzly bear ends up with the bear being shot to death, the bear's mate ... See full summary »

Director: Roel Reiné | Stars: Brendan Michael Coughlin, Patrick Scott Lewis, Katie Lowes, Bill Rampley

Votes: 1,013

49. Dark Heaven (2002)

R | 87 min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi

2.8
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Officer Gabe Goodman may be the last man on earth and must confront deadly dark angels.

Director: Douglas Schulze | Stars: Jon Bennett, Christina Sheldon, Jeff Boerger, Christopher Miller

Votes: 207

50. Up from the Depths (1979)

R | 85 min | Comedy, Horror

2.7
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A giant shark-like creature preys on a Hawaiian tourist community.

Director: Charles B. Griffith | Stars: Sam Bottoms, Susanne Reed, Virgil Frye, Kedric Wolfe

Votes: 501