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1. Alien (1979)
R | 116 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
After a space merchant vessel perceives an unknown transmission as a distress call, its landing on the source moon finds one of the crew attacked by a mysterious lifeform, and they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun.
Votes: 667,534 | Gross: $78.90M
In space no one can hear you scream.
2. Red Eye (2005)
PG-13 | 85 min | Mystery, Thriller
A woman is kidnapped by a stranger on a routine flight. Threatened by the potential murder of her father, she is pulled into a plot to assist her captor in offing a politician.
Votes: 101,527 | Gross: $57.89M
Fear takes flight.
3. Catch Me If You Can (2002)
PG-13 | 141 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
A seasoned FBI agent pursues Frank Abagnale Jr. who, before his 19th birthday, successfully forged millions of dollars' worth of checks while posing as a Pan Am pilot, a doctor, and a legal prosecutor.
Votes: 655,659 | Gross: $164.62M
The true story of a real fake.
4. AVP: Alien vs. Predator (2004)
PG-13 | 101 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
During an archaeological expedition on Bouvetøya Island in Antarctica, a team of archaeologists and other scientists find themselves caught up in a battle between the two legends. Soon, the team realize that only one species can win.
Votes: 162,714 | Gross: $80.28M
Whoever wins, we lose.
R | 104 min | Adventure, Comedy
After being mistaken for terrorists and thrown into Guantánamo Bay, stoners Harold and Kumar escape and return to the U.S., where they proceed to flee across the country with federal agents in hot pursuit.
Votes: 121,380 | Gross: $38.09M
This time they're running FROM the joint.
6. I Am Legend (2007)
PG-13 | 101 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
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.
Votes: 601,830 | Gross: $256.39M
The last man on Earth is not alone.
7. Jarhead (2005)
R | 125 min | Biography, Drama, War
A psychological study of operations desert shield and desert storm during the gulf war; through the eyes of a U.S marine sniper who struggles to cope with the possibility his girlfriend may be cheating on him back home.
Votes: 156,338 | Gross: $62.66M
Welcome to the suck.
8. Jurassic Park (1993)
PG-13 | 127 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
During a preview tour, a theme park suffers a major power breakdown that allows its cloned dinosaur exhibits to run amok.
Votes: 722,968 | Gross: $402.45M
An adventure 65 million years in the making.
9. The Matrix (1999)
R | 136 min | Action, Sci-Fi
A computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against its controllers.
Votes: 1,404,160 | Gross: $171.48M
Reality is a thing of the past.
10. Saw II (2005)
R | 93 min | Horror, Mystery
A detective and his team must rescue 8 people trapped in a factory by the twisted serial killer known as Jigsaw.
Votes: 208,749 | Gross: $87.04M
Oh yes, there will be blood.
11. Psycho (1998)
R | 105 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A young female embezzler arrives at the Bates Motel, which has terrible secrets of its own.
Votes: 40,848 | Gross: $21.46M
Check in. Unpack. Relax. Take a shower.
12. Shaun of the Dead (2004)
R | 99 min | Comedy, Horror
A man decides to turn his moribund life around by winning back his ex-girlfriend, reconciling his relationship with his mother, and dealing with an entire community that has returned from the dead to eat the living.
Votes: 443,734 | Gross: $13.54M
A romantic comedy. With zombies.
13. The Simpsons Movie (2007)
PG-13 | 87 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
After Homer accidentally pollutes the town's water supply, Springfield is encased in a gigantic dome by the EPA and the Simpson family are declared fugitives.
Votes: 279,752 | Gross: $183.14M
See our family. And feel better about yours.
14. This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
R | 82 min | Comedy, Music
Spinal Tap, one of England's loudest bands, is chronicled by film director Marty DiBergi on what proves to be a fateful tour.
Votes: 115,114 | Gross: $0.19M
Does for rock and roll what "The Sound of Music" did for hills.
15. Tommy Boy (1995)
PG-13 | 97 min | Adventure, Comedy
After his auto-parts tycoon father dies, the overweight, underachieving son teams up with a snide accountant to try and save the family business.
Votes: 67,969 | Gross: $32.70M
If at first you don't succeed, lower your standards.
16. The Truman Show (1998)
PG | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
An insurance salesman/adjuster discovers his entire life is actually a television show.
Votes: 780,320 | Gross: $125.62M
On the air. Unaware.
17. Groundhog Day (1993)
PG | 101 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
A weatherman finds himself inexplicably living the same day over and over again.
Votes: 510,139 | Gross: $70.91M
He's having the worst day of his life....over and over.....
18. Monsters, Inc. (2001)
G | 92 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
In order to power the city, monsters have to scare children so that they scream. However, the children are toxic to the monsters, and after a child gets through, 2 monsters realize things may not be what they think.
Votes: 687,502 | Gross: $289.92M
You won't believe your eye.
19. Dead Snow (2009)
Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Horror
A ski vacation turns horrific for a group of medical students, as they find themselves confronted by an unimaginable menace: Nazi zombies.
Votes: 58,931 | Gross: $0.04M
Ein, zwei, die!
20. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
PG | 91 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table embark on a surreal, low-budget search for the Holy Grail, encountering many, very silly obstacles.
Votes: 434,349 | Gross: $1.23M
Makes Ben Hur look like an epic.
21. Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
R | 111 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
A former assassin known as The Bride wakens from a four-year coma. The child she carried in her womb is gone. Now she must wreak vengeance on the team of assassins who betrayed her - a team she was once part of.
Votes: 847,202 | Gross: $70.10M
Here comes the bride.
22. Jaws 2 (1978)
PG | 116 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror
Police chief Brody must protect the citizens of Amity after a second monstrous shark begins terrorizing the waters.
Votes: 58,821 | Gross: $102.92M
Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water.
23. TerrorVision (1986)
R | 83 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
A family's new satellite TV system starts receiving signals from another planet, and soon it becomes the passageway to an alien world.
Votes: 4,941 | Gross: $0.32M
People of Earth, your planet is about to be destroyed. We're terribly sorry for the inconvenience.
24. The Fly (1986)
R | 96 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
A brilliant but eccentric scientist begins to transform into a giant man/fly hybrid after one of his experiments goes horribly wrong.
Votes: 135,716 | Gross: $40.46M
Be afraid. Be very afraid.
25. Ghostbusters (1984)
PG | 105 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy
Three former parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service.
Votes: 306,473 | Gross: $238.63M
Who you gonna call?
26. Apollo 13 (I) (1995)
PG | 140 min | Adventure, Drama, History
NASA must devise a strategy to return Apollo 13 to Earth safely after the spacecraft undergoes massive internal damage putting the lives of the three astronauts on board in jeopardy.
Votes: 232,561 | Gross: $173.84M
Houston, we have a problem.
27. Armageddon (1998)
PG-13 | 151 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
After discovering that an asteroid the size of Texas is going to impact Earth in less than a month, N.A.S.A. recruits a misfit team of deep core drillers to save the planet.
Votes: 354,398 | Gross: $201.57M
Earth. It was fun while it lasted.
28. Volcano (1997)
PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
A volcano erupts in downtown Los Angeles, threatening to destroy the city.
Votes: 64,300 | Gross: $49.32M
The coast is toast.
29. Apocalypse Now (1979)
R | 147 min | Drama, War
During the Vietnam War, Captain Willard is sent on a dangerous mission into Cambodia to assassinate a renegade Colonel who has set himself up as a god among a local tribe.
Votes: 515,300 | Gross: $83.47M
The horror....the horror.
30. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
R | 142 min | Crime, Drama
Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.
Votes: 1,953,284 | Gross: $28.34M
Fear can hold you prisoner. Hope can set you free.
31. Jaws: The Revenge (1987)
PG-13 | 89 min | Adventure, Horror, Thriller
Chief Brody's widow believes that her family is deliberately being targeted by another shark in search of revenge.
Votes: 34,552 | Gross: $20.76M
This time, it's personal.
32. American Pie (1999)
R | 95 min | Comedy
Four teenage boys enter a pact to lose their virginity by prom night.
Votes: 340,066 | Gross: $102.56M
There's something about your first piece.
33. Mars Attacks! (1996)
PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi
Earth is invaded by Martians with unbeatable weapons and a cruel sense of humor.
Votes: 188,520 | Gross: $37.77M
Nice planet. We'll take it!
34. Dazed and Confused (1993)
R | 102 min | Comedy
The adventures of high school and junior high students on the last day of school in May 1976.
Votes: 139,245 | Gross: $7.99M
See it with a bud.
35. Alien³ (1992)
R | 114 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
After her last encounter, Ellen Ripley crash-lands on Fiorina 161, a maximum security prison. When a series of strange and deadly events occur shortly after her arrival, Ripley realizes that she brought along an unwelcome visitor.
Votes: 240,771 | Gross: $55.47M
The bitch is back.
36. Scary Movie 3 (2003)
PG-13 | 84 min | Comedy
Cindy must investigate mysterious crop circles and video tapes, and help the President in preventing an alien invasion.
Votes: 122,394 | Gross: $110.00M
Great trilogies come in threes.
37. Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (1994)
PG-13 | 83 min | Comedy, Crime
Frank Drebin comes out of retirement to help Police Squad infiltrate a gang of terrorists planning to detonate a bomb at the Academy Awards.
Votes: 84,949 | Gross: $51.13M
From the brother of the director of Ghost.
38. Bride of Chucky (1998)
R | 89 min | Comedy, Horror
Chucky, the doll possessed by a serial killer, discovers the perfect mate to kill and revive into the body of another doll.
Votes: 44,904 | Gross: $32.38M
Chucky gets lucky.
39. Machete (2010)
R | 105 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
After being set-up and betrayed by the man who hired him to assassinate a Texas Senator, an ex-Federale launches a brutal rampage of revenge against his former boss.
Votes: 176,743 | Gross: $26.59M
They just *beep* with the wrong Mexican.
40. Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008)
PG-13 | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
The mythical world starts a rebellion against humanity in order to rule the Earth, so Hellboy and his team must save the world from the rebellious creatures.
Votes: 228,741 | Gross: $75.75M
Believe it or not - he's the good guy.
41. Edward Scissorhands (1990)
PG-13 | 105 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance
A gentle man, with scissors for hands, is brought into a new community after living in isolation.
Votes: 396,095 | Gross: $56.36M
His story will touch you, even though he can't.
42. Dumb and Dumber (1994)
PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy
The cross-country adventures of 2 good-hearted but incredibly stupid friends.
Votes: 315,514 | Gross: $127.18M
What one doesn't have, the other is missing.
43. Army of Darkness (1992)
R | 81 min | Comedy, Horror
A man is accidentally transported to 1300 A.D., where he must battle an army of the dead and retrieve the Necronomicon so he can return home.
Votes: 144,098 | Gross: $11.50M
Trapped in time. Surrounded by evil. Low on gas.
44. Wayne's World (1992)
PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Music
Two slacker friends try to promote their public-access cable show.
Votes: 125,967 | Gross: $121.70M
You'll laugh. You'll cry. You'll hurl.
45. Dude, Where's My Car? (2000)
PG-13 | 83 min | Comedy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Two potheads wake up after a night of partying and cannot remember where they parked their car.
Votes: 124,708 | Gross: $46.73M
After a night they can't remember comes a day they'll never forget.
46. Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy
A high school wise guy is determined to have a day off from school, despite what the Principal thinks of that.
Votes: 274,057 | Gross: $70.14M
One man's struggle to take it easy.
47. The Big Lebowski (1998)
R | 117 min | Comedy, Crime
"The Dude" Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire Lebowski, seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it.
Votes: 621,511 | Gross: $17.50M
Her life was in their hands. Now her toe is in the mail.
48. The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005)
R | 116 min | Comedy, Romance
Goaded by his buddies, a nerdy guy who's never "done the deed" only finds the pressure mounting when he meets a single mother.
Votes: 344,255 | Gross: $109.45M
The longer you wait, the harder it gets.
49. The Princess Bride (1987)
PG | 98 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
While home sick in bed, a young boy's grandfather reads him a story called The Princess Bride.
Votes: 337,243 | Gross: $30.86M
She gets kidnapped. He gets killed. But it all ends up okay.
50. Clerks (1994)
R | 92 min | Comedy