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1. John Carter (2012)

PG-13 | 132 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.6
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51 Metascore

Transported to Barsoom, a Civil War vet discovers a barren planet seemingly inhabited by 12-foot tall barbarians. Finding himself prisoner of these creatures, he escapes, only to encounter Woola and a princess in desperate need of a savior.

Director: Andrew Stanton | Stars: Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins, Willem Dafoe, Samantha Morton

Votes: 242,761 | Gross: $73.08M

2. First Blood (1982)

R | 93 min | Action, Adventure

7.7
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61 Metascore

A veteran Green Beret is forced by a cruel Sheriff and his deputies to flee into the mountains and wage an escalating one-man war against his pursuers.

Director: Ted Kotcheff | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Brian Dennehy, Richard Crenna, Bill McKinney

Votes: 203,914 | Gross: $47.21M

3. A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014)

R | 116 min | Comedy, Western

6.1
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44 Metascore

As a cowardly farmer begins to fall for the mysterious new woman in town, he must put his newly found courage to the test when her husband, a notorious gun-slinger, announces his arrival.

Director: Seth MacFarlane | Stars: Seth MacFarlane, Charlize Theron, Liam Neeson, Amanda Seyfried

Votes: 161,109 | Gross: $43.14M

4. Public Enemies (2009)

R | 140 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.0
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70 Metascore

The Feds try to take down notorious American gangsters John Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson and Pretty Boy Floyd during a booming crime wave in the 1930s.

Director: Michael Mann | Stars: Christian Bale, Johnny Depp, Christian Stolte, Jason Clarke

Votes: 262,543 | Gross: $97.10M

5. Jumper (2008)

PG-13 | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.1
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35 Metascore

A teenager with teleportation abilities suddenly finds himself in the middle of an ancient war between those like him and their sworn annihilators.

Director: Doug Liman | Stars: Hayden Christensen, Samuel L. Jackson, Jamie Bell, Rachel Bilson

Votes: 273,157 | Gross: $80.17M

6. The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas (2000)

PG | 90 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

3.6
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27 Metascore

In this live-action prequel to the 1994 comedy hit, the Flintstones and the Rubbles go on a trip to Rock Vegas, where Wilma is pursued by playboy Chip Rockefeller.

Director: Brian Levant | Stars: Mark Addy, Stephen Baldwin, Kristen Johnston, Jane Krakowski

Votes: 19,451 | Gross: $35.27M

7. Next Friday (2000)

R | 98 min | Comedy

6.1
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41 Metascore

Uncle Elroy and Day Day owe money on taxes so Craig finds a way to steal from the next door neighbors to pay off the taxes so Uncle Elroy's house doesn't get put up for auction.

Director: Steve Carr | Stars: Ice Cube, Mike Epps, Justin Pierce, John Witherspoon

Votes: 33,982 | Gross: $57.33M

8. Bad Girls (1994)

R | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

5.1
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Four prostitutes join together to travel the Old West.

Director: Jonathan Kaplan | Stars: Madeleine Stowe, Mary Stuart Masterson, Andie MacDowell, Drew Barrymore

Votes: 10,960 | Gross: $15.24M

9. Johnny Dangerously (1984)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Crime

6.5
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54 Metascore

Set in the 1930s, an honest, goodhearted man is forced to turn to a life of crime to finance his neurotic mother's skyrocketing medical bills.

Director: Amy Heckerling | Stars: Michael Keaton, Joe Piscopo, Marilu Henner, Maureen Stapleton

Votes: 12,504

10. Lonely Are the Brave (1962)

Approved | 107 min | Drama, Western

7.7
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A fiercely independent cowboy gets himself locked up in prison to escape with an old friend.

Director: David Miller | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Gena Rowlands, Walter Matthau, Michael Kane

Votes: 7,202

11. District 13: Ultimatum (2009)

R | 101 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.5
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64 Metascore

Damien and Leito return to District 13 on a mission to bring peace to the troubled sector that is controlled by five different gang bosses, before the city's secret services take drastic measures to solve the problem.

Director: Patrick Alessandrin | Stars: Cyril Raffaelli, David Belle, Philippe Torreton, Daniel Duval

Votes: 41,260 | Gross: $0.04M

12. The Adventures of Huck Finn (1993)

PG | 108 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.2
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In Missouri, during the 1840s, young Huck Finn fearful of his drunkard father and yearning for adventure, leaves his foster family and joins with runaway slave Jim in a voyage down the Mississippi River toward slavery free states.

Director: Stephen Sommers | Stars: Elijah Wood, Courtney B. Vance, Robbie Coltrane, Jason Robards

Votes: 7,221 | Gross: $24.10M

13. Any Gun Can Play (1967)

Not Rated | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Western

6.0
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A gang robs a gold shipment from a train. A so called bounty hunter is sent to track down the robbers and decides to let them lead him to the gold.

Director: Enzo G. Castellari | Stars: Edd Byrnes, George Hilton, Gilbert Roland, Stefania Careddu

Votes: 566

14. Sordid Lives (2000)

R | 111 min | Comedy, Romance

6.8
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47 Metascore

As three generations of a family in a small Texas town gather for a funeral, we learn the hilarious, sad, trashy truth of their "Sordid Lives."

Director: Del Shores | Stars: Delta Burke, Bonnie Bedelia, Olivia Newton-John, Kirk Geiger

Votes: 2,688 | Gross: $1.11M

15. Anything for Her (2008)

96 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.1
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With no legal means left to him, a high school teacher devises a daring plan to rescue his wrongfully imprisoned wife from jail.

Director: Fred Cavayé | Stars: Vincent Lindon, Diane Kruger, Lancelot Roch, Olivier Marchal

Votes: 8,167

16. In Search of the Castaways (1962)

Approved | 98 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

6.7
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In 19th century England, young Mary Grant and her brother, Robert, embark on a dangerous quest to find their missing father, a sea captain who vanished somewhere along the Chilean coast.

Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Hayley Mills, Maurice Chevalier, George Sanders, Wilfrid Hyde-White

Votes: 2,534 | Gross: $21.75M

17. Swamp Shark (2011 TV Movie)

R | 85 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

3.8
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An animal smuggling deal goes wrong, resulting in a large shark escaping into the swampy backwoods river.

Director: Griff Furst | Stars: Christopher Berry, Wade Boggs, Marcus Lyle Brown, Jason Rogel

Votes: 2,591

18. Love Begins (2011 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 89 min | Family, Western

7.1
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Clark Davis adventurous dreams of seeing the world are put into jeopardy after he and a friend start a fight which damages a local cafe. Through a plea deal with the Sheriff and café owner ... See full summary »

Director: David S. Cass Sr. | Stars: Wes Brown, Julie Mond, Abigail Mavity, Jere Burns

Votes: 888

19. The Flying Deuces (1939)

Approved | 69 min | Comedy, War

6.9
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Ollie has fallen in love with the innkeeper's daughter in Paris. The only problem - she's very much in love with her husband. To forget her he joins the Foreign Legion with Stan. Bad idea.

Director: A. Edward Sutherland | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Jean Parker, Reginald Gardiner

Votes: 4,256

20. Mysterious Island (2005 TV Movie)

172 min | Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure

4.4
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To escape evils of the Civil War, Cyrus removes his small family and random war prisoners by way of hot air balloon. Once landing on an island, the group finds they are surrounded by danger... See full summary »

Director: Russell Mulcahy | Stars: Kyle MacLachlan, Danielle Calvert, Gabrielle Anwar, Patrick Stewart

Votes: 1,803

21. Into the Mirror (2003)

Not Rated | 113 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

6.4
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An ex-cop, now working as a security guard in a shopping mall, tries to uncover the secret behind a series of mysterious deaths linked to mirrors.

Director: Sung-ho Kim | Stars: Ji-tae Yu, Myung-Min Kim, Hye-na Kim, Ju-bong Gi

Votes: 3,046

22. The Time Machine (1978 TV Movie)

99 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

5.3
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A scientist builds a machine that will enable him to travel back and forth in time, but when he puts it in motion, he gets more than he bargained for.

Director: Henning Schellerup | Stars: John Beck, Priscilla Barnes, Andrew Duggan, Rosemary DeCamp

Votes: 301

23. Fight for Your Life (1977)

R | 82 min | Crime, Thriller

6.4
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A mean trashy exploitation picture about three convicts who escape from jail and hole up at the house of a black minister. There are a few nasty scenes where the minister's family is being ... See full summary »

Director: Robert A. Endelson | Stars: Robert Judd, Catherine Peppers, Lela Small, Yvonne Ross

Votes: 1,374

24. The Man from Colorado (1948)

Approved | 100 min | Romance, Western

6.7
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At the end of the Civil War, two friends return home to Colorado and one of them has changed and is violent and erratic.

Director: Henry Levin | Stars: Glenn Ford, William Holden, Ellen Drew, Ray Collins

Votes: 1,308

25. Gentlemen of Fortune (1971)

TV-13 | 88 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.5
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It so happens that peaceful kindergarten teacher is incredibly similar to the terrible villain who stole the helmet of Alexander the Great. And villain's accomplices are unexpectedly similar to children - they also need love and care.

Director: Aleksandr Sery | Stars: Evgeniy Leonov, Georgiy Vitsin, Radner Muratov, Saveliy Kramarov

Votes: 9,330

26. Love, Cheat & Steal (1993)

R | 96 min | Thriller

5.1
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Paul Harrington thinks he has the perfect wife, stunning, kind, and ambitious. Yet behind Lauren's pretty face (played by Madchen Amick) lies a wicked person who sent her former boyfriend ... See full summary »

Director: William Curran | Stars: John Lithgow, Eric Roberts, Mädchen Amick, Richard Edson

Votes: 768

27. Rubirosa (2018)

Drama, History

6.4
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Story of Porfirio Rubirosa, the Dominican playboy and suspected spy.

Directors: Carlos Moreno, Hugo Rodríguez, Juancho Cardona, Manolo Cardona, Mauricio Lule | Stars: Manolo Cardona, Damián Alcázar, Ana Serradilla, Carolina Guerra

Votes: 50

28. Amphibian Man (1962)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

7.2
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People living in a seaside town are frightened by reports about an unknown creature in the ocean. Nobody knows what it is, but it's really the son of Doctor Salvator. The doctor performed ... See full summary »

Directors: Vladimir Chebotaryov, Gennadiy Kazanskiy | Stars: Vladimir Korenev, Anastasiya Vertinskaya, Mikhail Kozakov, Nikolai Simonov

Votes: 1,893

29. High Rollers (1976)

PG | 105 min | Comedy, Crime

7.6
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During the 1920s France, con-men Philip and Felice escape prison and join forces to swindle Philip's rich ex-wife Belle.

Director: Sergio Corbucci | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Capucine, Adriano Celentano, Ugo Bologna

Votes: 2,985

30. Ten Wanted Men (1955)

Approved | 80 min | Romance, Western

6.1
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When his ward seeks protection with rival cattleman John Stewart, embittered, jealous rancher Wick Campbell hires ten outlaws to help him seize power in the territory.

Director: H. Bruce Humberstone | Stars: Randolph Scott, Jocelyn Brando, Richard Boone, Alfonso Bedoya

Votes: 908

31. Earthly Possessions (1999 TV Movie)

R | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.3
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A bored wife, who is planning to run away from her minister husband, is taken hostage in a bank robbery. However, she sees the thrill in being involved in the chase and becomes an ... See full summary »

Director: James Lapine | Stars: Susan Sarandon, Phoebe Lapine, Anna Rose Menken, Marge Redmond

Votes: 1,300

32. Who Wants to Kill Jessie? (1966)

80 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.4
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"What if someone had an absurd dream and the visions ran out in the street?" a scientist asks Rose, a researcher who discovers a way to engender beneficial dreams (to produce contented, ... See full summary »

Director: Václav Vorlícek | Stars: Dana Medrická, Jirí Sovák, Olga Schoberová, Juraj Visny

Votes: 840

33. When the Daltons Rode (1940)

Approved | 81 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.6
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Fictionalized story of how the Dalton brothers were wronged by a crooked development company and became outlaws when the corrupt local courts offered them no justice.

Director: George Marshall | Stars: Randolph Scott, Kay Francis, Brian Donlevy, George Bancroft

Votes: 536

34. Dynamite Pass (1950)

Approved | 61 min | Western

6.0
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Cowhands Ross Taylor and his pal Chito Rafferty rescue road-construction engineer Dan Madden and his wife, Mary, when Madden is delayed starting work on a road running parallel to a toll ... See full summary »

Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Tim Holt, Lynne Roberts, Regis Toomey, Robert Shayne

Votes: 101

35. The Kid from Texas (1950)

Approved | 78 min | Western

6.6
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In New Mexico, Billy the Kid is involved in the Lincoln County War, kills many rivals and eventually becomes a wanted fugitive.

Director: Kurt Neumann | Stars: Audie Murphy, Gale Storm, Albert Dekker, Shepperd Strudwick

Votes: 463

36. The General Died at Dawn (1936)

98 min | Adventure, Crime, Film-Noir

6.6
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Amid the anarchy of China, an American mercenary tangles with a ruthless warlord.

Director: Lewis Milestone | Stars: Gary Cooper, Madeleine Carroll, Akim Tamiroff, Dudley Digges

Votes: 964

37. The Nevadan (1950)

Approved | 81 min | Western

6.3
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A mysterious stranger crosses paths with an outlaw bank robber and a greedy rancher.

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Randolph Scott, Dorothy Malone, Forrest Tucker, Frank Faylen

Votes: 649

38. Adventures of Red Ryder (1940)

Approved | 205 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.2
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Mesquite banker Calvin Drake plans to profit from the Santa Fe Railroad's acquisition of right-of-way by gaining control of the land in the territory. In the ensuing war of intimidation ... See full summary »

Directors: John English, William Witney | Stars: Don 'Red' Barry, Noah Beery, Tommy Cook, Maude Allen

Votes: 99

39. Us Two (1979)

112 min | Drama

6.5
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Simon Lacassaine a thief with cultural attachments has just broken out of jail. Through circumstances, he falls in with upmarket hooker Deneuve, also on the constabulary's wanted list, and ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Lelouch | Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Jacques Dutronc, Jacques Villeret, Paul Préboist

Votes: 351

40. Ho! (1968)

103 min | Crime

6.2
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The quest for respect of a small time mob driver turns him into a notorious gangster.

Director: Robert Enrico | Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Joanna Shimkus, Raymond Bussières, Paul Crauchet

Votes: 412

41. Out West (1947)

17 min | Comedy, Western, Short

7.8
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The stooges go out west for Shemp's health and get mixed up with some bad guys. The villains have locked up the Arizona Kid and their leader plans to marry his girl, Nell. The boys help the... See full summary »

Director: Edward Bernds | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Shemp Howard, Christine McIntyre

Votes: 315

42. Les Dalton (2009–2013)

7 min | Animation, Comedy, Western

7.0
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The Daltons are back in jail. And they want out. Real bad. Every episode is a new chance to escape.

Stars: Bernard Alane, Julien Cafaro, Brian Cummings, Elizabeth Daily

Votes: 38

43. Rails Into Laramie (1954)

Approved | 81 min | Romance, Western

6.2
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A railroad sends an agent to Laramie to try to find out who is behind the efforts to stop the railroad from building its line into the area.

Director: Jesse Hibbs | Stars: John Payne, Mari Blanchard, Dan Duryea, Joyce Mackenzie

Votes: 204

44. Payback (1991)

R | 94 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.0
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An escaped con goes after a drug-dealing killer.

Director: Russell Solberg | Stars: Michael Ironside, Don Swayze, Teresa Blake, Bert Remsen

Votes: 69

45. Hagoku (2017 TV Movie)

108 min | Drama

5.7
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The year is 1942 and Japan is in the midst of World War II. Prison warden Susumu's prisoner Seitaro escapes from his cell through the thick of winter and disappears. He was serving a life ... See full summary »

Director: Yoshihiro Fukagawa | Stars: Isao Hashizume, Hiroyuki Ikeuchi, Masanobu Katsumura, Takeshi Kitano

Votes: 32

46. Santo vs. la hija de Frankestein (1972)

TV-14 | 97 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

5.9
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A mad female scientist needs Santo's blood for a youth serum; and she has Frankenstein's reliable old monster to help her get it.

Director: Miguel M. Delgado | Stars: Santo, Gina Romand, Anel, Roberto Cañedo

Votes: 172

47. Das Verrätertor (1964)

80 min | Crime, Drama

5.8
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A businessman organises a caper to steal the Crown Jewels from the Tower of London.

Director: Freddie Francis | Stars: Albert Lieven, Gary Raymond, Margot Trooger, Catherine Schell

Votes: 232

48. Gunplay (1951)

Passed | 61 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.6
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A female ranch owner and her two ranch hands try to help a young boy find the man who is responsible for ordering his father's murder.

Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: Tim Holt, Joan Dixon, Harper Carter, Mauritz Hugo

Votes: 91

49. Viva Cangaceiro (1970)

104 min | Western

6.4
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Espidito, survives the massacre of his entire village. A hermit helps him believing he is a Jesus like figure. As "Redeemer" Espidito goes out to help the poor turning to guns and his own rebel band. The discovery of oil twists everything.

Director: Giovanni Fago | Stars: Tomas Milian, Ugo Pagliai, Eduardo Fajardo, Howard Ross

Votes: 156

50. The Grim Game (1919)

71 min | Adventure, Drama

6.9
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Jailed unjustly for a murder he did not commit, a young man uses his amazing powers of escape to free himself and pursue the actual killers, who hold his fiancée captive.

Director: Irvin Willat | Stars: Harry Houdini, Thomas Jefferson, Ann Forrest, Augustus Phillips

Votes: 236



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