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1. Jurassic Park (1993)

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

8.1
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68 Metascore

A pragmatic Paleontologist visiting an almost complete theme park is tasked with protecting a couple of kids after a power failure causes the park's cloned dinosaurs to run loose.

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

Votes: 799,241 | Gross: $402.45M

2. The Thing (1982)

R | 109 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

8.1
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57 Metascore

A research team in Antarctica is hunted by a shape-shifting alien that assumes the appearance of its victims.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, Keith David, Richard Masur

Votes: 339,683 | Gross: $13.78M

3. The Mummy (2017)

PG-13 | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

5.5
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34 Metascore

An ancient Egyptian princess is awakened from her crypt beneath the desert, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia, and terrors that defy human comprehension.

Director: Alex Kurtzman | Stars: Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella, Annabelle Wallis, Russell Crowe

Votes: 159,481 | Gross: $80.10M

4. Holes (2003)

PG | 117 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.0
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71 Metascore

A wrongfully convicted boy is sent to a brutal desert detention camp where he joins the job of digging holes for some mysterious reason.

Director: Andrew Davis | Stars: Shia LaBeouf, Sigourney Weaver, Jon Voight, Tim Blake Nelson

Votes: 71,411 | Gross: $67.41M

5. A Private War (2018)

R | 110 min | Biography, Drama, War

6.7
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75 Metascore

One of the most celebrated war correspondents of our time, Marie Colvin is an utterly fearless and rebellious spirit, driven to the frontline of conflicts across the globe to give voice to the voiceless.

Director: Matthew Heineman | Stars: Rosamund Pike, Alexandra Moen, Tom Hollander, Faye Marsay

Votes: 11,940 | Gross: $1.63M

6. The Water Diviner (2014)

R | 111 min | Drama, History, War

7.0
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50 Metascore

An Australian man travels to Turkey after the Battle of Gallipoli to try and locate his three missing sons.

Director: Russell Crowe | Stars: Russell Crowe, Olga Kurylenko, Jai Courtney, Isabel Lucas

Votes: 67,486 | Gross: $4.19M

7. Like Stars on Earth (2007)

PG | 165 min | Drama, Family

8.4
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An eight-year-old boy is thought to be a lazy trouble-maker, until the new art teacher has the patience and compassion to discover the real problem behind his struggles in school.

Directors: Aamir Khan, Amole Gupte | Stars: Darsheel Safary, Aamir Khan, Tisca Chopra, Vipin Sharma

Votes: 147,702 | Gross: $1.22M

8. Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)

G | 79 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

7.0
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A strange prehistoric beast lurks in the depths of the Amazonian jungle. A group of scientists try to capture the animal and bring it back to civilization for study.

Director: Jack Arnold | Stars: Richard Carlson, Julie Adams, Richard Denning, Antonio Moreno

Votes: 23,550 | Gross: $1.30M

9. The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008)

PG-13 | 112 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

5.2
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31 Metascore

In the Far East, Alex O'Connell, the son of famed mummy fighters Rick and Evy O'Connell, unearths the mummy of the first Emperor of Qin -- a shape-shifting entity cursed by a witch centuries ago.

Director: Rob Cohen | Stars: Brendan Fraser, Jet Li, Maria Bello, Michelle Yeoh

Votes: 143,322 | Gross: $102.49M

10. Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)

R | 141 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.9
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89 Metascore

The story of the battle of Iwo Jima between the United States and Imperial Japan during World War II, as told from the perspective of the Japanese who fought it.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Ken Watanabe, Kazunari Ninomiya, IHARA, Ryo Kase

Votes: 147,696 | Gross: $13.76M

11. Exorcist: The Beginning (2004)

R | 114 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.1
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30 Metascore

Years before Father Lankester Merrin helped save Regan MacNeil's soul, he first encounters the demon Pazuzu in East Africa. This is the tale of Father Merrin's initial battle with Pazuzu and the rediscovery of his faith.

Director: Renny Harlin | Stars: Stellan Skarsgård, Izabella Scorupco, James D'Arcy, Remy Sweeney

Votes: 32,026 | Gross: $41.82M

12. Summer Lovers (1982)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.7
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A young American couple and a French woman engage in a threesome in the Greek Islands.

Director: Randal Kleiser | Stars: Peter Gallagher, Daryl Hannah, Valérie Quennessen, Barbara Rush

Votes: 3,577 | Gross: $4.97M

13. The Mummy (1959)

Unrated | 88 min | Adventure, Horror

6.8
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In 1895, British archaeologists find and open the tomb of Egyptian Princess Ananka with nefarious consequences.

Director: Terence Fisher | Stars: Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, Yvonne Furneaux, Eddie Byrne

Votes: 7,269

14. Tremors 5: Bloodlines (2015 Video)

PG-13 | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.3
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The giant, man-eating Graboids are back and even deadlier than before, terrorizing the inhabitants of a South African wildlife reserve as they attack from below-and above.

Director: Don Michael Paul | Stars: Brandon Auret, Natalie Becker, Emmanuel Castis, Michael Gross

Votes: 5,902

15. Sweet Sixteen (1983)

R | 90 min | Horror, Thriller

5.2
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Teenager Melissa moves into a small town filled with racial prejudice and bullying, and each time she meets up with one of the boys in town, they end up murdered - but who is the killer?

Director: Jim Sotos | Stars: Bo Hopkins, Susan Strasberg, Patrick Macnee, Don Stroud

Votes: 1,179

16. Umberto D. (1952)

Not Rated | 89 min | Drama

8.2
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92 Metascore

An elderly man and his dog struggle to survive on his government pension in Rome.

Director: Vittorio De Sica | Stars: Carlo Battisti, Maria Pia Casilio, Lina Gennari, Ileana Simova

Votes: 20,640 | Gross: $0.07M

17. The Gathering (2002)

R | 92 min | Horror, Thriller

5.6
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Amnesiac Cassie Grant has a premonition that someone or something wants the family that's helping her recover dead. She investigates the secrets of the town they live in and uncovers darkness, both human and supernatural.

Director: Brian Gilbert | Stars: Christina Ricci, Ioan Gruffudd, Stephen Dillane, Kerry Fox

Votes: 7,362

18. The Awakening (1980)

R | 101 min | Horror

4.9
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An archeologist discovers his daughter is possessed by the spirit of an Egyptian queen. To save mankind he must destroy her.

Director: Mike Newell | Stars: Charlton Heston, Susannah York, Jill Townsend, Stephanie Zimbalist

Votes: 1,776 | Gross: $8.42M

19. The Mummy's Shroud (1967)

Approved | 90 min | Horror

5.5
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In 1920 an archaeological expedition discovers the tomb of an ancient Egyptian child prince. Returning home with their discovery, the expedition members soon find themselves being killed ... See full summary »

Director: John Gilling | Stars: André Morell, John Phillips, David Buck, Elizabeth Sellars

Votes: 1,580

20. Dolly Dearest (1991)

R | 93 min | Horror, Thriller

4.7
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An American family moves to Mexico to fabricate dolls, but their toy factory happens to be next to a Sanzian grave and the toys come into possession of an old, malicious spirit.

Director: Maria Lease | Stars: Denise Crosby, Sam Bottoms, Rip Torn, Chris Demetral

Votes: 2,401

21. Still Life (2006)

Unrated | 111 min | Drama

7.3
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81 Metascore

A town in Fengjie county is gradually being demolished and flooded to make way for the Three Gorges Dam. A man and woman visit the town to locate their estranged spouses, and become witness to the societal changes.

Director: Zhangke Jia | Stars: Tao Zhao, Zhou Lan, Sanming Han, Lizhen Ma

Votes: 5,336 | Gross: $0.07M

22. Tale of the Mummy (1998)

R | 88 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Horror

3.9
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Centuries ago, under the sands of ancient Egypt, a Prince was buried and his tomb eternally cursed so that no man would ever again suffer from his evil ways. But hundreds of years later on ... See full summary »

Director: Russell Mulcahy | Stars: Jason Scott Lee, Louise Lombard, Sean Pertwee, Lysette Anthony

Votes: 2,893

23. The Crater Lake Monster (1977)

PG | 85 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Horror

3.5
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A meteor that crashed into Oregon's Crater Lake unearths a dinosaur egg. The heat from the meteor causes the egg to hatch, and the emerging dinosaur takes to snacking on the locals.

Director: William R. Stromberg | Stars: Richard Cardella, Glen Roberts, Mark Siegel, Bob Hyman

Votes: 1,184

24. Dead Sea (2014)

R | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

3.5
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A Marine Biologist is assigned to investigate the mysterious deaths of marine life in an inland salt water lake that have been attributed to a creature thought to have been the stuff of legend.

Director: Brandon Slagle | Stars: Britt Griffith, Alexis Iacono, JW Wiseman, Devanny Pinn

Votes: 1,323

25. The Mummy's Curse (1944)

Approved | 60 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

5.6
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An irrigation project in the rural bayous of Louisiana unearths living mummy Kharis, who was buried in quicksand twenty-five years earlier.

Director: Leslie Goodwins | Stars: Lon Chaney Jr., Peter Coe, Virginia Christine, Kay Harding

Votes: 2,220

26. The Mummy's Tomb (1942)

Passed | 61 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

5.8
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A high priest travels to America with a living mummy to kill those who had desecrated the tomb of an Egyptian princess thirty years earlier.

Director: Harold Young | Stars: Lon Chaney Jr., Dick Foran, John Hubbard, Elyse Knox

Votes: 2,481

27. Lootera (I) (2013)

Not Rated | 136 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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An aristocrat's daughter falls in love with a visiting archaeologist, but he holds a secret that could drive them apart.

Director: Vikramaditya Motwane | Stars: Ranveer Singh, Sonakshi Sinha, Barun Chanda, Adil Hussain

Votes: 13,750 | Gross: $0.38M

28. Dracula's Dog (1977)

R | 90 min | Horror

4.3
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Russian soldiers accidentally unleash the servant of Dracula, as well as his dog, during excavations of Romania. Together, they set out for America, to find the last descendant of the great... See full summary »

Director: Albert Band | Stars: José Ferrer, Michael Pataki, Jan Shutan, Libby Chase

Votes: 1,038

29. Scalps (1983)

R | 82 min | Horror

3.9
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A group of archeological students venture on Indian land for a dig. Unfortunately, they release an evil spirit who possesses one of them and starts killing the others.

Director: Fred Olen Ray | Stars: Jo-Ann Robinson, Richard Hench, Roger Maycock, Frank McDonald

Votes: 1,034

30. A Canterbury Tale (1944)

Not Rated | 124 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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Three modern day pilgrims investigate a bizarre crime in a small town on the way to Canterbury.

Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Stars: Eric Portman, Sheila Sim, Dennis Price, John Sweet

Votes: 4,595

31. There Goes the Neighborhood (1992)

PG-13 | 88 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

5.9
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Willis Embry, who is a psychologist in a jail, was left by his girl-friend. He has no time to be sad about it because an old man, who is very ill, tells him something about a robbery and ... See full summary »

Director: Bill Phillips | Stars: Jeff Daniels, Catherine O'Hara, Hector Elizondo, Rhea Perlman

Votes: 978

32. Valley of the Kings (1954)

Approved | 86 min | Adventure

6.0
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In 1900, in Egypt, archaeologist Mark Brandon is asked by Ann Mercedes to find the tomb of Ra-Hotep but their quest is marred by intrigue, betrayal, murder and danger.

Director: Robert Pirosh | Stars: Robert Taylor, Eleanor Parker, Carlos Thompson, Kurt Kasznar

Votes: 1,145

33. The Fallen Ones (2005 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 89 min | Horror

3.6
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An archaeologist finds the mummified remains of a giant--the offspring of a Fallen Angel and a human woman. Now he has to stop the terror he has unleashed.

Director: Kevin VanHook | Stars: Casper Van Dien, Kristen Miller, Geoffrey Lewis, Navid Negahban

Votes: 779

34. Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam (1962)

Not Rated | 152 min | Drama, Musical

8.3
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A lowly servant, Bhootnath gets close to the wife of his employer, and narrates her story through his eyes and perspective.

Director: Abrar Alvi | Stars: Meena Kumari, Guru Dutt, Rehman, Waheeda Rehman

Votes: 1,367

35. Arahan (2004)

Not Rated | 114 min | Action, Comedy

6.7
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As a dorky cop falls in with five Tao masters who admire his c'hi, an ancient foe comes looking for them all.

Director: Seung-wan Ryoo | Stars: Seung-bum Ryoo, So-yi Yoon, Sung-Ki Ahn, Doo-hong Jung

Votes: 3,529

36. Pompeii: The Last Day (2003 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama, History

7.1
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A dramatized recreation of the destruction of Pompeii and Herculaneum when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD.

Director: Peter Nicholson | Stars: Alisdair Simpson, Tim Pigott-Smith, Jim Carter, Jonathan Firth

Votes: 879

37. Basilisk: The Serpent King (2006 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 88 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

3.4
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Two millennia ago, a Lybian king has a basilisk (snake-shaped dragon), which petrifies people, subjected to the same fate with a golden scepter during a solar eclipse. Both these and ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Furst | Stars: Jeremy London, Wendy Carter, Cleavant Derricks, Griff Furst

Votes: 966

38. The Hunt for the Hidden Relic (2002 TV Movie)

R | 182 min | Action, Thriller, Mystery

5.9
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Steffen Vogt is helping out at a German archaeological excavation in Israel when he finds a 2,000-year-old skeleton holding the instructions for a video camera dating from the year 2003. ... See full summary »

Director: Sebastian Niemann | Stars: Matthias Koeberlin, Naike Rivelli, Manou Lubowski, Hans Diehl

Votes: 1,793

39. The Road (III) (2011)

R | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

5.6
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71 Metascore

A 12 year old cold case is reopened when three teens are missing in an old abandoned road where a gruesome murder is left undiscovered for three decades.

Director: Yam Laranas | Stars: Carmina Villaroel, Rhian Ramos, TJ Trinidad, Barbie Forteza

Votes: 1,623 | Gross: $0.12M

40. Dawn of the Mummy (1981)

Unrated | 93 min | Horror

3.9
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A group of fashion models disturb the tomb of a mummy and revive an ancient curse. Along with the mummy rising, slaves who were buried in the desert thousands of years before, also rise, with a craving for human flesh.

Director: Frank Agrama | Stars: Brenda Siemer Scheider, Barry Sattels, George Peck, John Salvo

Votes: 815

41. Bitter Victory (1957)

Approved | 82 min | Drama, War

6.8
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A Commander receives a citation for an attack on General Erwin Rommel's headquarters, which is actually undeserved, as the Commander is unfit for his job. On top of that, unbeknownst to him, his wife is having an affair with one of his officers.

Director: Nicholas Ray | Stars: Richard Burton, Curd Jürgens, Ruth Roman, Raymond Pellegrin

Votes: 1,632

42. Atari: Game Over (2014)

Not Rated | 66 min | Documentary

6.7
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A crew digs up all of the old Atari 2600 game cartridges of "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial" that were tossed into a landfill in the 1980s.

Director: Zak Penn | Stars: Zak Penn, Joe Lewandowski, Robert Rentschler, Paul Sanchez

Votes: 5,368

43. The Deceivers (1988)

PG-13 | 102 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

6.1
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Fact-based account of a secret society of murderers, and of the man who exposed them in British India 1825.

Director: Nicholas Meyer | Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Saeed Jaffrey, Shashi Kapoor, Helena Michell

Votes: 873 | Gross: $0.35M

44. Barbie Presents: Thumbelina (2009 Video)

TV-Y | 75 min | Animation, Family

5.7
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Barbie tells on a new story, Thumbelina. A story about a fairy who befriend a human girl, and both cooperate their strength in an attempt to save the fairies trees.

Director: Conrad Helten | Stars: Kelly Sheridan, Anna Cummer, Kelly Metzger, Tabitha St. Germain

Votes: 1,178

45. Citizen (2001)

Not Rated | 172 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

7.1
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Citizen (Ajith), has many identities, as Anthony, Abdullah and Arivanandham. He has kidnapped three senior government officials and left clues as to why, which is tracked by the police. A ... See full summary »

Director: Saravana Subaiya | Stars: Vasundhara Das, Devan, Cochin Hanifa, Ajith Kumar

Votes: 2,395

46. Dinosaur 13 (2014)

PG | 95 min | Documentary

7.2
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66 Metascore

A documentary about the discovery of the largest Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil ever found.

Director: Todd Douglas Miller | Stars: Stan Adelstein, Lanice Archer, Robert Bakker, Philip Currie

Votes: 3,349

47. Camp Fear (1991 Video)

R | 86 min | Horror, Romance, Sci-Fi

3.9
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Some sorority sisters opt for camping in the woods with a handsome professor instead of a Palm Springs spring break. However, their orgy is interrupted when some Druids find them and decide... See full summary »

Director: Thomas Edward Keith | Stars: Vincent Van Patten, Betsy Russell, Peggy McIntaggart, Mike Diamant

Votes: 232

48. Final Fantasy XIII-2 (2011 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Family

7.2
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Lightning has disappeared, and her sister Serah travels through time and alternate realities with the help of a moogle and a mysterious boy named Noell who claims that Lightning needs her help to defeat a powerful, immortal foe.

Director: Motomu Toriyama | Stars: Laura Bailey, Jason Marsden, Ariel Winter, Vincent Martella

Votes: 813

49. Dugo ng birhen: El kapitan (1999)

Action, Fantasy, Horror

4.9
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Add a Plot

Director: Rico Maria Ilarde | Stars: Monsour Del Rosario, Klaudia Koronel, Mark Gil, Caloy Alde

Votes: 14

50. The Day the Dinosaurs Died (2017 TV Movie)

TV-G | 60 min | Documentary

7.5
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Investigates the greatest vanishing act in the history of our planet - the sudden disappearance of the dinosaurs 66 million years ago.

Directors: Nick Green, Ben Lawrie, Toby Macdonald | Stars: Alice Roberts, Ben Garrod, Joanna Morgan, Sean Gulick

Votes: 127



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