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1. Advantageous (2015)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Family, Sci-Fi

59 Metascore

In a near-future city where soaring opulence overshadows economic hardship, Gwen and her daughter Jules do all they can to hold on to their joy together, despite the instability surfacing in their world.

Director: Jennifer Phang | Stars: Jacqueline Kim, James Urbaniak, Freya Adams, Ken Jeong

Votes: 3,616

2. Ashura-jô no hitomi (2005)

119 min | Action, Fantasy

Adapted from the successful play, the film takes place in the 19th Japan where a war between demons and their slayers is fought. Izumo, an Kabuki actor with a demon-slaying past, meets and ... See full summary »

Director: Yôjirô Takita | Stars: Somegorô Ichikawa, Rie Miyazawa, Kanako Higuchi, Atsuro Watabe

Votes: 626

3. Constantine (2005)

R | 132 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

50 Metascore

Supernatural detective John Constantine helps a policewoman prove her sister's death was not a suicide, but something more.

Director: Francis Lawrence | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Rachel Weisz, Djimon Hounsou, Shia LaBeouf

Votes: 268,196 | Gross: $75.98M

4. The Book of Life (1998)

Not Rated | 63 min | Comedy, Fantasy

The end of the millenium has taken on a certain significance in modern day prophecies. What happens if Jesus Christ has second thoughts about the Apocalypse? It is December 31, 1999 and New... See full summary »

Director: Hal Hartley | Stars: Martin Donovan, PJ Harvey, Dave Simonds, Thomas Jay Ryan

Votes: 1,736

5. El día de la bestia (1995)

R | 99 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

A Catholic priest teams up with a Black Metal aficionado and an Italian connoisseur of the occult to avert the birth of the beast, and with it, the end of the world.

Director: Álex de la Iglesia | Stars: Álex Angulo, Armando De Razza, Santiago Segura, Terele Pávez

Votes: 15,114 | Gross: $0.02M

6. Tribulation (2000)

PG-13 | 95 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Tom Canboro is a police detective with a Christian sister, Eileen, a brother, Calvin, a wife, Susan, and eccentric brother-in-law, Jason. One night, Jason seemingly goes insane and tries to... See full summary »

Director: André van Heerden | Stars: Gary Busey, Howie Mandel, Nick Mancuso, Margot Kidder

Votes: 768

7. Final: The Rapture (2013)

PG-13 | 90 min | Thriller

A gritty, international tale of four separate stories woven together by a common theme: the Rapture.

Director: Timothy A. Chey | Stars: Jah Shams, Mary Grace, Carman, Masashi Nagadoi

Votes: 1,225 | Gross: $0.09M

8. Pandemonium (1987)

88 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

A beautiful nude feral girl raised by dingoes returns to Babylon, Australia to find her family. Her mom is an evil landlady and her nutty tenants want the girl for themselves. One of them realizes the girl was sent to stop the Apocalypse.

Director: Haydn Keenan | Stars: David Argue, Amanda Dole, Esben Storm, Arna-Maria Winchester

Votes: 72

9. En agosto (2008)

14 min | Animation, Short, Drama

In a city transformed by a diluvian cataclysm in the distant future, a young indigenous shaman woman's vision is strangely related to a similar vision of an old man's deceased wife across a... See full summary »

Directors: Andrés Barrientos, Carlos Andrés Reyes | Stars: Odo Bigidima, Nicolás Cancino, Patricia Castaño Valencia, Isabel Gaona

Votes: 107

10. Gabriel (2007)

R | 114 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

GABRIEL tells the story of an archangel who fights to bring light back to purgatory - a place where darkness rules - and save the souls of the city's inhabitants.

Director: Shane Abbess | Stars: Andy Whitfield, Dwaine Stevenson, Samantha Noble, Michael Piccirilli

Votes: 13,109

11. 1 and 0 nly (2008)

84 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

1 dying planet. 1 species too many. 1 man's solution. To restore balance, all humans must die. An operatic avant-garde journey into non-existence; madness. The film is as much a transcendental experience as it is a cinematic one.

Director: Martyn Park | Stars: Christopher James Baker, William Wallace

Votes: 194

12. Khadak (2006)

104 min | Drama, Romance

53 Metascore

Set in the frozen steppes of Mongolia, a young nomad confronted with his destiny after animals fall victim to a plague which threatens to eradicate nomadism.

Directors: Peter Brosens, Jessica Woodworth | Stars: Batzul Khayankhyarvaa, Tsetsegee Byamba, Banzar Damchaa, Tserendarizav Dashnyam

Votes: 812 | Gross: $0.00M

13. Black Death (2010)

R | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

71 Metascore

Set during the time of the first outbreak of bubonic plague in England, a young monk is given the task of learning the truth about reports of people being brought back to life in a small village.

Director: Christopher Smith | Stars: Eddie Redmayne, Sean Bean, Carice van Houten, Kimberley Nixon

Votes: 40,068 | Gross: $0.02M

14. The Navigator: A Medieval Odyssey (1988)

PG | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Men seeking relief from the Black Death, guided by a boy's vision, dig a tunnel from 14th century England to 20th century New Zealand.

Director: Vincent Ward | Stars: Bruce Lyons, Chris Haywood, Hamish Gough, Marshall Napier

Votes: 2,915 | Gross: $1.33M

15. Doomsday (2008)

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

51 Metascore

A futuristic action thriller where a team of people work to prevent a disaster threatening the future of the human race.

Director: Neil Marshall | Stars: Rhona Mitra, Bob Hoskins, Alexander Siddig, Caryn Peterson

Votes: 67,389 | Gross: $10.96M

16. Khaleja (2010)

170 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

When a mysterious illness ravages a remote village, the villagers embrace a reluctant taxi driver as their savior.

Director: Trivikram Srinivas | Stars: Mahesh Babu, Anushka Shetty, Prakash Raj, Brahmanandam

Votes: 6,813

17. Pompeii (I) (2014)

PG-13 | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

39 Metascore

A slave-turned-gladiator finds himself in a race against time to save his true love, who has been betrothed to a corrupt Roman Senator. As Mount Vesuvius erupts, he must fight to save his beloved as Pompeii crumbles around him.

Director: Paul W.S. Anderson | Stars: Kit Harington, Emily Browning, Kiefer Sutherland, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje

Votes: 97,499 | Gross: $23.22M

18. The Pied Piper (1986)

Not Rated | 53 min | Animation, Fantasy, Horror

The story of the Pied Piper of Hamelin with a twist.

Director: Jirí Barta | Stars: Oldrich Kaiser, Jirí Lábus, Michal Pavlícek, Vilém Cok

Votes: 881

19. Rogue One (2016)

PG-13 | 133 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

65 Metascore

The daughter of an Imperial scientist joins the Rebel Alliance in a risky move to steal the Death Star plans.

Director: Gareth Edwards | Stars: Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Alan Tudyk, Donnie Yen

Votes: 445,018 | Gross: $532.18M

20. Dawn of the Dead (1978)

Unrated | 127 min | Horror, Thriller

71 Metascore

Following an ever-growing epidemic of zombies that have risen from the dead, two Philadelphia S.W.A.T. team members, a traffic reporter, and his television executive girlfriend seek refuge in a secluded shopping mall.

Director: George A. Romero | Stars: David Emge, Ken Foree, Scott H. Reiniger, Gaylen Ross

Votes: 100,555 | Gross: $5.10M

21. The Returned (2013)

98 min | Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi

47 Metascore

In a post-zombie world, where the infected live normal lives, their retroviral drug is running out.

Director: Manuel Carballo | Stars: Emily Hampshire, Kris Holden-Ried, Shawn Doyle, Claudia Bassols

Votes: 7,569

22. Bai fa mo nu zhuan zhi ming yue tian guo (2014)

Not Rated | 104 min | Fantasy

In the twilight of the Ming Dynasty, the Imperial court is plagued by corruption as tyrants rule over the land. With the Manchurians preying on a weakened empire, war is imminent. To save ... See full summary »

Director: Chi Leung 'Jacob' Cheung | Stars: Bingbing Fan, Xiaoming Huang, Wenzhuo Zhao, Xuebing Wang

Votes: 1,342

23. The Name of the Rose (1986)

R | 130 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

An intellectually nonconformist friar investigates a series of mysterious deaths in an isolated abbey.

Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud | Stars: Sean Connery, Christian Slater, Helmut Qualtinger, Elya Baskin

Votes: 91,671 | Gross: $7.15M

24. Embers (I) (2015)

Not Rated | 85 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

55 Metascore

After a global neurological epidemic, those who remain search for meaning and connection in a world without memory.

Director: Claire Carré | Stars: Jason Ritter, Iva Gocheva, Greta Fernández, Tucker Smallwood

Votes: 1,728

25. The Last Days (2013)

Unrated | 100 min | Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi

2013. A mysterious epidemic spreads across the planet; humanity develops an irrational fear of open spaces which causes death within seconds. Soon, the entire global populace is trapped ... See full summary »

Directors: David Pastor, Àlex Pastor | Stars: Quim Gutiérrez, Jose Coronado, Marta Etura, Leticia Dolera

Votes: 6,761

26. Hell (2011)

R | 89 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

In the not too distant future, people struggle to survive their greatest enemy, the sun.

Director: Tim Fehlbaum | Stars: Lilo Baur, Marco Calamandrei, Lisa Vicari, Lars Eidinger

Votes: 11,080

27. Il seme dell'uomo (1969)

113 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

A young couple argue about having a child in the days after a global plague wipes out most of Earth's population.

Director: Marco Ferreri | Stars: Marzio Margine, Anne Wiazemsky, Annie Girardot, Rada Rassimov

Votes: 363

28. O-bi, O-ba - Koniec cywilizacji (1985)

88 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

Set in an underground dungeon inhabited by bundled, ragged human beings, after the nuclear holocaust. The story follows the wanderings of a hero through the situations of survival. People ... See full summary »

Director: Piotr Szulkin | Stars: Jerzy Stuhr, Krystyna Janda, Kalina Jedrusik, Mariusz Dmochowski

Votes: 774

29. Posetitel muzeya (1989)

136 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

In a post-apocalyptic world, in which a large part of the population consists of demented and deformed mutants being kept in reservations, a man embarks upon visiting the ruins of a museum ... See full summary »

Director: Konstantin Lopushanskiy | Stars: Viktor Mikhaylov, Vera Mayorova, Vadim Lobanov, Irina Rakshina

Votes: 651

30. Golem (1980)

92 min | Sci-Fi

The film is set in a terrorizing world of the future, where technology commands the movements of individuals, supervised by the doctors, carrying out a program to improve the human race. ... See full summary »

Director: Piotr Szulkin | Stars: Marek Walczewski, Krystyna Janda, Joanna Zólkowska, Anna Jaraczówna

Votes: 402

31. Kampfansage - Der letzte Schüler (2005)

Not Rated | 102 min | Action, Sci-Fi

Welcome to the future. Civilization has been obliterated by natural catastrophes and global economic collapse. In the rotting skeletons of once great cities, the remnants of mankind ... See full summary »

Director: Johannes Jaeger | Stars: Mathis Landwehr, Volkram Zschiesche, Christian Monz, Zora Holt

Votes: 441

32. Transmission (2009)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

Computers, TVs, cel tels and other telecom devices no longer work and the people are suffering severe withdrawal pains. Three brothers try to overcome their own major personal problems as ... See full summary »

Director: Roland Vranik | Stars: Sándor Terhes, Zoltán Rátóti, Károly Hajduk, Kata Wéber

Votes: 103

33. Beyond the Grave (2010)

89 min | Action, Crime, Horror

In a devastated post-apocalyptic world where the rules of reality are transformed by magic and madness, a vengeful police officer searches for a possessed serial killer in a battle of the not-so-good versus absolute evil.

Director: Davi de Oliveira Pinheiro | Stars: Rafael Tombini, Álvaro Rosa Costa, Ricardo Seffner, Amanda Lerias

Votes: 191

34. Dikiy vostok (1993)

98 min | Action

The Solar Children, a group of dwarves who left the circus, are trying to start a settlement in the Kyrgyzstan wilderness just after the breakup of the Soviet Union, but are harassed by a ... See full summary »

Director: Rashid Nugmanov | Stars: Aleksandr Aksyonov, Farkhad Amankulov, Konstantin Fyodorov, Zhanna Isina

Votes: 85

35. Morgenrøde (2014)

70 min | Fantasy, Sci-Fi

At the beginning of a new aeon is a water polluted world years after a global fall. Where the legacy of what was, has been quenched and world understanding must take shape again. Surrounded... See full summary »

Director: Anders Elsrud Hultgreen | Stars: Torstein Bjørklund, Ingar Helge Gimle

Votes: 78

36. Vektor (2010)

80 min | Horror

In a raging nuclear war between the East and the West, a group of three people head on a journey into the forbidden zone.

Director: Ivan Rogar | Stars: Josip Fackovic, Alan Hrehoric, Tamara Kefelja, Danijela Tepic

Votes: 42

37. 2053 (2013)

90 min | Thriller

Siberia, 2053. The whole world is a mess. Ecological disasters have ruined all civilizations. People ain't living, they have to fight to survive. They are isolated in Siberia, tens ... See full summary »

Director: Vasiliy Bulatov | Stars: Saina Dedyukina, Maxim Edookin, Rostislav Lebedev, Mikhail Nejmokhov

38. Myrsky tiimalasissa (2010)

80 min | Action

Storm in an hourglass tells a near future tale of a post-war Finland, where the society and infrastructure are but a memory of the past, and the surviving population are left drifting in ... See full synopsis »

Director: Esa Jussila | Stars: Kuisma Väänänen, Hilla Pándy, Jere Ritari, Johannes Rojola

Votes: 21

39. Mortal Engines (2018)

Action, Adventure, Fantasy | Post-production

A mysterious young woman named Hester Shaw joins forces with Anna Fang, a dangerous outlaw with a bounty on her head, and Tom Natsworthy, an outcast from London, to lead a rebellion against a giant predator city on wheels.

Director: Christian Rivers | Stars: Hera Hilmar, Hugo Weaving, Robert Sheehan, Stephen Lang



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