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by Tamaram55 | created - 04 Nov 2011 | updated - 15 Feb 2017 | Public

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1. Ground Control (1998)

PG-13 | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A disgraced former air traffic controller is called back into service when the airport's traffic control system malfunctions.

Director: Richard Howard | Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Robert Sean Leonard, Bruce McGill, Kristy Swanson

Votes: 2,031

Damaged plane coming in, damaged air traffic controller directing traffic

2. 2012: Ice Age (2011 Video)

PG | 91 min | Action, Sci-Fi

A volcanic eruption in Iceland sends a glacier towards North America, causing everything in it's path to freeze. A family man struggles to escape the onslaught of the coming ice age.

Director: Travis Fort | Stars: Patrick Labyorteaux, Julie McCullough, Katie Wilson, Nick Afanasiev

Votes: 5,165

3. V for Vendetta (2005)

R | 132 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

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: 899,777 | Gross: $70.51M

Wow!

4. The Pact (III) (2003)

Not Rated | 94 min | Thriller

A teen Pact riding on top of trains breeds hell to pay 15 years later when one comes back from the dead.

Director: Strathford Hamilton | Stars: Sigrid Thornton, Robert Mammone, Peter O'Brien, Basia A'Hern

Votes: 205

5. The Avengers (2012)

PG-13 | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

69 Metascore

Earth's mightiest heroes must come together and learn to fight as a team if they are going to stop the mischievous Loki and his alien army from enslaving humanity.

Director: Joss Whedon | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner

Votes: 1,095,350 | Gross: $623.36M

6. Memento (2000)

R | 113 min | Mystery, Thriller

80 Metascore

A man juggles searching for his wife's murderer and keeping his short-term memory loss from being an obstacle.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano, Mark Boone Junior

Votes: 967,267 | Gross: $25.54M

7. Ablaze (2001)

R | 97 min | Drama, Action, Thriller

An oil refinery blows up, causing a firestorm that threatens a hospital and everyone inside.

Director: Jim Wynorski | Stars: John Bradley, Tom Arnold, Ice-T, Amanda Pays

Votes: 516

8. Mega Shark vs. Crocosaurus (2010 Video)

R | 88 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

A megalodon battles with a crocosaurus causing massive destruction. The US Army has to try and destroy the havoc creating monsters.

Director: Christopher Ray | Stars: Gary Stretch, Jaleel White, Sarah Lieving, Robert Picardo

Votes: 4,431

9. Malibu Shark Attack (2009 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 88 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

A tsunami floods Malibu and unleashes a hunting pack of deep-water prehistoric goblin sharks, targeting a group of lifeguards trapped in their half-submerged station on stilts and a team of construction workers stranded in a flooded house.

Director: David Lister | Stars: Renee Bowen, Remi Broadway, Joel Amos Byrnes, Warren Christie

Votes: 1,895

10. Lake Placid 2 (2007 TV Movie)

R | 88 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

Man-eating crocodiles return to the lake, as two males and one aggressive female crocodile protecting their nest, wreak havoc on the locals.

Director: David Flores | Stars: John Schneider, Sarah Lafleur, Sam McMurray, Chad Michael Collins

Votes: 5,374

11. Super Shark (2011)

Not Rated | 87 min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi

An offshore drilling accident releases a giant primordial shark. When the shark flies and walks on land threatening to turn a bikini contest into a bloodbath, marine biologist Kat ... See full summary »

Director: Fred Olen Ray | Stars: Tim Abell, Catherine Annette, Ashley Carr, Rick Cramer

Votes: 1,849

12. Sharktopus (2010 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 89 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

A half-shark, half-octopus creature created for the military, creates a whole lot of terror in Mexico while a scientist who helped create it tries to capture/kill it.

Director: Declan O'Brien | Stars: Eric Roberts, Kerem Bürsin, Sara Malakul Lane, Héctor Jiménez

Votes: 5,946

13. Push (2009)

PG-13 | 111 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

36 Metascore

Two young Americans with special abilities must race to find a girl in Hong Kong before a shadowy government organization called Division does.

Director: Paul McGuigan | Stars: Camilla Belle, Dakota Fanning, Chris Evans, Colin Ford

Votes: 97,025 | Gross: $31.81M

14. A Man Escaped (1956)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama, Thriller, War

A captured French Resistance fighter during WWII engineers a daunting escape from prison.

Director: Robert Bresson | Stars: François Leterrier, Charles Le Clainche, Maurice Beerblock, Roland Monod

Votes: 14,484

French resistance fighter imprisoned by Germans plans a way to escape before his appt. with the firing squad. I was a nervous wreck!

15. Disaster on the Coastliner (1979 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 97 min | Action, Drama

A vengeful employee of a computer-controlled railway arranges a head-on collision of passenger trains. Can it be stopped?

Director: Richard C. Sarafian | Stars: Lloyd Bridges, Raymond Burr, Robert Fuller, Pat Hingle

Votes: 370

16. Agent Red (2000)

R | 95 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

Captain Matt Hendricks and Dr. Linda Christian are locked in a submarine with Russian terrorists that threaten to launch a chemical virus on US territory.

Directors: Damian Lee, Jim Wynorski | Stars: Dolph Lundgren, Meilani Paul, Aleksandr Kuznetsov, Natalie Radford

Votes: 941

17. Mindhunters (2004)

R | 106 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

33 Metascore

Trainees in the FBI's psychological profiling program must put their training into practice when they discover a killer in their midst.

Director: Renny Harlin | Stars: Val Kilmer, LL Cool J, Christian Slater, Eion Bailey

Votes: 53,161 | Gross: $4.48M

18. Category 6: Day of Destruction (2004 TV Movie)

Unrated | 175 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

Three tornadoes converge to wreak havoc on Chicago, disrupting the power grid and creating the worst super-storm in history: a category 6 twister.

Director: Dick Lowry | Stars: Thomas Gibson, Nancy McKeon, Chandra West, Brian Markinson

Votes: 2,261

tornadoes!

19. DNA (1996 Video)

R | 105 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

An evil scientist's DNA experiment on the bones of a mysterious jungle creature brings the carnivorous beast to life.

Director: William Mesa | Stars: Mark Dacascos, Jürgen Prochnow, Robin McKee, Tom Taus

Votes: 1,661

20. Category 7: The End of the World (2005– )

TV-PG | 169 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

A deadly category 7 storm wreaks havoc on the world. Meanwhile, kidnappers threaten to make matters even worse.

Stars: Cameron Daddo, Gina Gershon, Shannen Doherty, Randy Quaid

Votes: 2,428

21. 500 MPH Storm (2013)

TV-PG | 86 min | Action, Sci-Fi

When an energy experiment goes haywire, a rash of massive hurricanes rips across North America. A scientist must get his family to safety before the hurricanes merge, creating a "hypercane" with the power to wipe America off the map.

Director: Daniel Lusko | Stars: Casper Van Dien, Michael Beach, Sarah Lieving, Bryan Head

Votes: 1,624

22. 40 Days and Nights (2012)

TV-PG | 86 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

When a colossal tectonic shift causes the sea level to start rising, a microbiologist gathers the DNA of as many species as she can, while the military creates an "ark" in a desperate attempt to preserve life on Earth.

Director: Peter Geiger | Stars: Alex Carter, Monica Keena, Alex Arleo, Alex Ball

Votes: 1,713

23. Turbulent Skies (2010 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 82 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

A new airplane that's equipped with a new computer that can fly the plane on its own is about to have its first flight. When the son of the owner decides to upload more software, he doesn't... See full summary »

Director: Fred Olen Ray | Stars: Casper Van Dien, Brad Dourif, Nicole Eggert, Patrick Muldoon

Votes: 532

24. Killer Mountain (2011 TV Movie)

85 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller

A group of mountain climbers disappears while climbing the Himalayas in the 1950s. In the present, another group takes the same route and also disappears. A shady rich man hires a professional mountaineer and some scientists to find them.

Director: Sheldon Wilson | Stars: Emmanuelle Vaugier, Aaron Douglas, Paul Campbell, Andrew Airlie

Votes: 682

25. New Blood (1999)

R | 98 min | Action, Thriller

One morning, the cops find eight dead bodies, gunshot victims, near a farmhouse. They also find a wounded man who tells the story of what happened. He is Alan White, the father of a young ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Hurst | Stars: John Hurt, Nick Moran, Carrie-Anne Moss, Shawn Wayans

Votes: 638

26. Tracks of a Killer (1996 Video)

R | 99 min | Drama, Thriller

A couple and their guests spend quality time at an isolated chalet. When one of the guests dies, the other becomes really upset. He spends most of the movie torturing the hostess while ... See full summary »

Director: Harvey Frost | Stars: Kelly LeBrock, Wolf Larson, James Brolin, Courtney Taylor

Votes: 181

27. Ghost Rider (2007)

PG-13 | 114 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

35 Metascore

Stunt motorcyclist Johnny Blaze gives up his soul to become a hellblazing vigilante, to fight against power hungry Blackheart, the son of the devil.

Director: Mark Steven Johnson | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Eva Mendes, Sam Elliott, Matt Long

Votes: 199,327 | Gross: $115.80M

28. Solomon Kane (2009)

R | 104 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

48 Metascore

A ruthless mercenary renounces violence after learning his soul is bound for hell. When a young girl is kidnapped and her family slain by a sorcerer's murderous cult, he is forced to fight and seek his redemption slaying evil.

Director: M.J. Bassett | Stars: James Purefoy, Max von Sydow, Rachel Hurd-Wood, Pete Postlethwaite

Votes: 63,594

29. Beneath Loch Ness (2001)

PG-13 | 96 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

The legendary Loch Ness Monster, terrorizes a lake in Scotland and Patrick Bergin comes out to kill it.

Director: Chuck Comisky | Stars: Patrick Bergin, Lysette Anthony, Brian Wimmer, Lysa Apostle

Votes: 1,115

30. Romancing the Stone (1984)

PG | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

63 Metascore

A mousy romance novelist sets off for Colombia to ransom her kidnapped sister, and soon finds herself in the middle of a dangerous adventure hunting for treasure with a mercenary rogue.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito, Zack Norman

Votes: 71,243 | Gross: $76.57M

31. Red Dawn (2012)

PG-13 | 93 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

31 Metascore

A group of teenagers look to save their town from an invasion of North Korean soldiers.

Director: Dan Bradley | Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Isabel Lucas, Josh Hutcherson, Josh Peck

Votes: 66,916 | Gross: $44.81M

32. Titanic (1943)

TV-PG | 85 min | Action, Drama, History

Third Reich's Nazi propaganda epic about a heroic fictional German officer on board of the RMS Titanic. On its maiden voyage in April 1912, the supposedly unsinkable ship hits an iceberg in the Atlantic Ocean and starts to go down.

Directors: Herbert Selpin, Werner Klingler | Stars: Sybille Schmitz, Hans Nielsen, Kirsten Heiberg, Ernst Fritz Fürbringer

Votes: 1,141

33. Exploding Sun (2013 TV Movie)

174 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

The world watches in awe as the Roebling Clipper is launched into space. Using state-of-the-art scalar engines to fly around the Moon and back in just hours, the maiden voyage of the ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Robison | Stars: David James Elliott, Anthony Lemke, Natalie Brown, Alex Weiner

Votes: 1,158

34. Bermuda Tentacles (2014 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 89 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

When Air Force One goes down over the Bermuda Triangle, the Navy sends its best rescue team. But in saving the president, the team awakens a monster which threatens America's entire Eastern Seaboard and, ultimately, the world.

Director: Nick Lyon | Stars: Trevor Donovan, Linda Hamilton, Mya, John Savage

Votes: 1,839

35. Meltdown: Days of Destruction (2006 TV Movie)

R | 90 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Despite scientist Nathan's warnings, his boss continues an experiment meant as publicity for his satellite firm: exploding an asteroid. Instead it splits, and the major piece, the size of ... See full summary »

Director: J.P. Howell | Stars: Casper Van Dien, Vincent Gale, Stefanie von Pfetten, Venus Terzo

Votes: 830

36. Supernatural (2005– )

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

Two brothers follow their father's footsteps as "hunters", fighting evil supernatural beings of many kinds, including monsters, demons, and gods that roam the earth.

Stars: Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Jim Beaver, Misha Collins

Votes: 327,292

37. CAT. 8 (2013– )

180 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

A research program abandoned by the best solar physicist when the Pentagon wanted to put it to military use has been resumed by his former deputy. Her incompetence and the Defense ... See full summary »

Stars: Matthew Modine, Maxim Roy, Ted Whittall, Trevor Hayes

Votes: 1,055

38. Supervolcano (2005 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 120 min | Drama, Action, Thriller

A volcano in Yellowstone Park suddenly erupts.

Director: Tony Mitchell | Stars: Michael Riley, Gary Lewis, Shaun Johnston, Adrian Holmes

Votes: 2,031

39. Jurassic Park (1993)

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

68 Metascore

During a preview tour, a theme park suffers a major power breakdown that allows its cloned dinosaur exhibits to run amok.

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

Votes: 718,579 | Gross: $402.45M

40. Dracula III: Legacy (2005 Video)

R | 86 min | Horror

In the near future, Uffizi and Luke travel to the remote reaches of war torn Romania to rescue Elizabeth and finish the vampire once and for all. Along the way, they encounter TV news journalist and a corps of rebels trying to fight the vampire uprising which plagues their country.

Director: Patrick Lussier | Stars: Jason Scott Lee, Stephen Billington, Diane Neal, Jason London

Votes: 2,321

41. Christmas Icetastrophe (2014 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 86 min | Action, Sci-Fi

A meteorite brings ice and freezing temperatures, which threatens to harm the residents of a small town at Christmas.

Director: Jonathan Winfrey | Stars: Victor Webster, Jennifer Spence, Richard Harmon, Tiera Skovbye

Votes: 926

42. Jinn (2014)

PG-13 | 97 min | Thriller

24 Metascore

Shawn, an automotive designer, enjoys an idyllic life with his new wife Jasmine until it is interrupted by a cryptic message. The message warns of imminent danger and a curse that has ... See full summary »

Director: Ajmal Zaheer Ahmad | Stars: Dominic Rains, Ray Park, William Atherton, Faran Tahir

Votes: 4,077 | Gross: $0.15M

43. Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid (2004)

PG-13 | 97 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

40 Metascore

A scientific expedition sets out for Borneo to seek a flower called the Blood Orchid, which could grant longer life. Meanwhile, they run afoul of snakes and each other.

Director: Dwight H. Little | Stars: Morris Chestnut, KaDee Strickland, Eugene Byrd, Johnny Messner

Votes: 24,606 | Gross: $32.24M

44. Frankenstein's Army (2013)

R | 84 min | Horror

49 Metascore

Toward the end of World War II, Russian soldiers pushing into eastern Germany stumble across a secret Nazi lab, one that has unearthed and begun experimenting with the journal of one Dr. ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Raaphorst | Stars: Robert Gwilym, Hon Ping Tang, Alexander Mercury, Luke Newberry

Votes: 7,028

45. Asteroid vs Earth (2014 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

When a shower of massive meteors threatens an extinction level event on Earth, the world's greatest minds devise a dangerous plan that will take the planet off its axis in order to avoid the impact.

Director: Christopher Ray | Stars: Tia Carrere, Jason Brooks, Tim Russ, Darin Cooper

Votes: 748

46. Dead Cold (1995 Video)

R | 91 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

When a carjacking leaves L.A. screenwriter Eric recovering from a gunshot wound to the abdomen, wife Alicia nurses him back to health. Four months later, the two depart for a second ... See full summary »

Director: Kurt Anderson | Stars: Lysette Anthony, Michael Champion, Peter Dobson, Apache Moon

Votes: 183

47. Raze (2013)

R | 92 min | Action, Drama, Horror

41 Metascore

Raze, a horror/action film, focuses on two abducted women & 50 other women who are forced to fight each other using their bare hands.

Director: Josh C. Waller | Stars: Zoë Bell, Rachel Nichols, Tracie Thoms, Bruce Thomas

Votes: 5,107 | Gross: $0.00M

48. Noah (2014)

PG-13 | 138 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

68 Metascore

Noah is chosen by God to undertake a momentous mission before an apocalyptic flood cleanses the world.

Director: Darren Aronofsky | Stars: Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Anthony Hopkins, Emma Watson

Votes: 219,368 | Gross: $101.20M

49. San Andreas Quake (2015 Video)

Not Rated | 84 min | Action, Sci-Fi

When a discredited L.A. Seismologist warns of an impending 12.7 earthquake, no one takes her seriously. Now on her own, she races desperately to get her family to safety before the earthquake breaks Los Angeles apart from the mainland.

Director: John Baumgartner | Stars: Jhey Castles, Jason Woods, Grace Van Dien, Elaine Partnow

Votes: 6,045

50. Underworld (2003)

R | 121 min | Action, Fantasy, Thriller

42 Metascore

Selene, a vampire warrior, is entrenched in a conflict between vampires and werewolves, while falling in love with Michael, a human who is sought by werewolves for unknown reasons.

Director: Len Wiseman | Stars: Kate Beckinsale, Scott Speedman, Shane Brolly, Michael Sheen

Votes: 230,194 | Gross: $51.97M

51. Final Destination 3 (2006)

R | 93 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

5.8