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1. Iron Man 3 (2013)

PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.2
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62 Metascore

When Tony Stark's world is torn apart by a formidable terrorist called the Mandarin, he starts an odyssey of rebuilding and retribution.

Director: Shane Black | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Guy Pearce, Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle

Votes: 694,769 | Gross: $409.01M

2. Waterworld (1995)

PG-13 | 135 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.2
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56 Metascore

In a future where the polar ice-caps have melted and Earth is almost entirely submerged, a mutated mariner fights starvation and outlaw "smokers," and reluctantly helps a woman and a young girl try to find dry land.

Director: Kevin Reynolds | Stars: Kevin Costner, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Dennis Hopper, Tina Majorino

Votes: 167,033 | Gross: $88.25M

3. WALL·E (2008)

G | 98 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

8.4
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95 Metascore

In the distant future, a small waste-collecting robot inadvertently embarks on a space journey that will ultimately decide the fate of mankind.

Director: Andrew Stanton | Stars: Ben Burtt, Elissa Knight, Jeff Garlin, Fred Willard

Votes: 909,594 | Gross: $223.81M

4. Mad Max (1979)

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

6.9
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73 Metascore

In a self-destructing world, a vengeful Australian policeman sets out to stop a violent motorcycle gang.

Director: George Miller | Stars: Mel Gibson, Joanne Samuel, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Steve Bisley

Votes: 177,250 | Gross: $8.75M

5. The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)

PG | 125 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

7.1
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55 Metascore

James Bond investigates the hijacking of British and Russian submarines carrying nuclear warheads, with the help of a K.G.B. Agent, whose lover he killed.

Director: Lewis Gilbert | Stars: Roger Moore, Barbara Bach, Curd Jürgens, Richard Kiel

Votes: 89,663 | Gross: $46.80M

6. Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981)

R | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.6
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77 Metascore

In the post-apocalyptic Australian wasteland, a cynical drifter agrees to help a small, gasoline rich community escape a horde of bandits.

Director: George Miller | Stars: Mel Gibson, Bruce Spence, Michael Preston, Max Phipps

Votes: 155,140 | Gross: $12.47M

7. Hackers (1995)

PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.2
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46 Metascore

Hackers are blamed for making a virus that will capsize five oil tankers.

Director: Iain Softley | Stars: Jonny Lee Miller, Angelina Jolie, Jesse Bradford, Matthew Lillard

Votes: 61,651 | Gross: $7.56M

8. King Kong (1976)

PG | 134 min | Adventure, Horror

5.9
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61 Metascore

A petroleum exploration expedition comes to an isolated island and encounters a colossal giant gorilla.

Director: John Guillermin | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Charles Grodin, Jessica Lange, John Randolph

Votes: 27,501 | Gross: $52.61M

9. Speed 2: Cruise Control (1997)

PG-13 | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

3.8
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23 Metascore

A computer hacker breaks into the computer system of the Seabourn Legend cruise liner and sets it speeding on a collision course into a gigantic oil tanker.

Director: Jan de Bont | Stars: Sandra Bullock, Jason Patric, Willem Dafoe, Temuera Morrison

Votes: 69,810 | Gross: $48.61M

10. The Finest Hours (2016)

PG-13 | 117 min | Action, Drama, History

6.8
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58 Metascore

The Coast Guard makes a daring rescue attempt off the coast of Cape Cod after a pair of oil tankers are destroyed during a blizzard in 1952.

Director: Craig Gillespie | Stars: Chris Pine, Casey Affleck, Ben Foster, Eric Bana

Votes: 56,088 | Gross: $27.55M

11. Superman III (1983)

PG | 125 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.0
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44 Metascore

Synthetic kryptonite laced with tar splits Superman in two: good Clark Kent and bad Man of Steel.

Director: Richard Lester | Stars: Christopher Reeve, Richard Pryor, Margot Kidder, Jackie Cooper

Votes: 59,770 | Gross: $59.95M

12. Syriana (2005)

R | 128 min | Drama, Thriller

6.9
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76 Metascore

A politically charged epic about the state of the oil industry in the hands of those personally involved in and affected by it.

Director: Stephen Gaghan | Stars: George Clooney, Matt Damon, Amanda Peet, Kayvan Novak

Votes: 120,568 | Gross: $50.82M

13. Cobra (1986)

R | 87 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

5.7
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25 Metascore

A tough-on-crime street cop must protect the only surviving witness to a strange murderous cult with far reaching plans.

Director: George P. Cosmatos | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Brigitte Nielsen, Reni Santoni, Andrew Robinson

Votes: 61,221 | Gross: $49.04M

14. Open Water (2003)

R | 79 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

5.7
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63 Metascore

Based on the true story of two scuba divers accidentally stranded in shark infested waters after their tour boat has left.

Director: Chris Kentis | Stars: Blanchard Ryan, Daniel Travis, Saul Stein, Michael E. Williamson

Votes: 48,100 | Gross: $30.61M

15. Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971)

G | 98 min | Action, Sci-Fi

6.3
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69 Metascore

The world is shocked by the appearance of three talking chimpanzees, who arrived mysteriously in a U.S. spacecraft. They become the toast of society, but one man believes them to be a threat to the human race.

Director: Don Taylor | Stars: Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter, Bradford Dillman, Natalie Trundy

Votes: 29,464 | Gross: $12.30M

16. [REC] 4: Apocalypse (2014)

R | 95 min | Horror, Thriller

5.4
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53 Metascore

An ill-fated television reporter is rescued and sent on a voyage across the ocean, but she is followed by the deadly virus that has plagued her and numerous others.

Director: Jaume Balagueró | Stars: Manuela Velasco, Paco Manzanedo, Héctor Colomé, Ismael Fritschi

Votes: 14,393 | Gross: $0.00M

17. Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home (1995)

PG | 95 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

5.0
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Teenager Jesse becomes reunited with Willy two years after the whale's jump to freedom as the teenager tries to rescue the killer whale and other orcas from an oil spill.

Director: Dwight H. Little | Stars: Jason James Richter, Michael Madsen, Francis Capra, Mary Kate Schellhardt

Votes: 15,639 | Gross: $30.08M

18. Winter Kills (1979)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

6.2
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The Pickering Commission concluded that a lone gunman killed US President Kegan in 1960, in Philadelphia. 19 years later a dying man confesses to be the real shooter hired to kill him. Kegan's brother and filthy rich father investigate.

Director: William Richert | Stars: Jeff Bridges, John Huston, Anthony Perkins, Eli Wallach

Votes: 1,884 | Gross: $1.08M

19. A Fish Tale (2000)

G | 80 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

5.9
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Three children accidentally get turned into fish after drinking a potion made by an eccentric scientist. The kids end up in the sea, with one problem. They must find and drink the antidote within 48 hours, or forever remain as fish.

Directors: Stefan Fjeldmark, Greg Manwaring, Michael Donovan, Michael Hegner | Stars: Nis Bank-Mikkelsen, Søren Sætter-Lassen, Morten Kerrn Nielsen, Sebastian Jessen

Votes: 5,334

20. The Street Fighter (1974)

R | 91 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.1
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Tough karate master Terry Tsurugi takes it upon himself to protect a late businessman's daughter from the Yakuza.

Director: Shigehiro Ozawa | Stars: Shin'ichi Chiba, Goichi Yamada, Yutaka Nakajima, Chiyoko Kazama

Votes: 4,219

21. The Fighting Seabees (1944)

Approved | 100 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.6
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During WW2, the U.S. Navy implements a new idea of forming construction battalions that also are fighting units, in case of Japanese attack.

Director: Edward Ludwig | Stars: John Wayne, Susan Hayward, Dennis O'Keefe, William Frawley

Votes: 3,017

22. Home (I) (2009)

Not Rated | 120 min | Documentary, Drama, Family

8.6
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47 Metascore

With aerial footage from fifty-four countries, 'Home' is a depiction of how Earth's problems are all interlinked.

Director: Yann Arthus-Bertrand | Stars: Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Glenn Close, Jacques Gamblin

Votes: 20,525

23. The 7 Adventures of Sinbad (2010 Video)

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

2.7
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Sinbad, the original Prince of Persia, must complete seven tasks in order to save the world from catastrophe.

Directors: Ben Hayflick, Adam Silver | Stars: Patrick Muldoon, Sarah Desage, Bo Svenson, Kelly O'Leary

Votes: 1,200

24. A Talking Picture (2003)

Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, History

6.7
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75 Metascore

Lisbon, Marseilles, Naples, Athens, Istanbul, Cairo, Aden, and Bombay. Along with a university teacher and her little daughter, we embark on a long journey, experiencing different cultures and civilizations.

Director: Manoel de Oliveira | Stars: Leonor Silveira, Filipa de Almeida, John Malkovich, Catherine Deneuve

Votes: 1,828 | Gross: $0.01M

25. Talk About a Stranger (1952)

Passed | 65 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery

6.3
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In an idyllic setting, a likable but dangerously volatile twelve-year-old boy tries to settle a score with his disagreeable, mysterious neighbor.

Director: David Bradley | Stars: George Murphy, Nancy Reagan, Billy Gray, Lewis Stone

Votes: 554

26. Iron Island (2005)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama

7.2
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74 Metascore

Some poor people in the Southern coasts of Iran do not have any place to live, and thus, they reside on an old, abandoned ship in the sea. Captain Nemat, their chief, tries to persuade the ... See full summary »

Director: Mohammad Rasoulof | Stars: Ali Nassirian, Hossein Farzi-Zad, Neda Pakdaman

Votes: 616 | Gross: $0.02M

27. Doctor Justice (1975)

112 min | Action

4.2
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Doctor Justice is a crusading physician with the World Health Organization and also a swimming champion, karate expert and philosopher must investigate a series of pirate attacks.

Director: Christian-Jaque | Stars: John Phillip Law, Gert Fröbe, Nathalie Delon, Roger Paschy

Votes: 86

28. Dead Ahead: The Exxon Valdez Disaster (1992 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 90 min | Drama

6.6
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The real-life struggle to contain the environmental and financial damage caused to Alaska by the oil spill from the Exxon Valdez is dramatized.

Director: Paul Seed | Stars: John Heard, Bob Gunton, Mark Metcalf, Bruce Gray

Votes: 241

29. Tampico (1944)

Approved | 75 min | Drama, War

6.4
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Oil-tanker Captain Manson rescues Kathie Hall after her ship is sunk by a U-boat. He marries her. When his ship is sunk and she is suspected because she has no identification. Manson tries ... See full summary »

Director: Lothar Mendes | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Lynn Bari, Victor McLaglen, Robert Bailey

Votes: 198

30. Valparaiso (2011 TV Movie)

97 min | Thriller

6.4
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21:07 GMT, somewhere in the English Channel: a supertanker, the "Magnificent", 400,000 tonnes of crude oil, 350 meters long, runs aground on the Casquets reef. The rocks tear through the ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Christophe Delpias | Stars: Jean-François Stévenin, Peter Coyote, Héléna Noguerra, François Caron

Votes: 68

31. La via del petrolio (1967– )

45 min | Documentary

6.8
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Stars: Giulio Bosetti, Nino Castelnuovo, Riccardo Cucciolla, Nino Dal Fabbro

Votes: 36

32. Oil Spill: The Exxon Valdez Disaster (2009 TV Movie)

Documentary

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Director: John Akomfrah | Stars: Colin Salmon, Don Cornett, Steve Cowper, Mark Delozier

Votes: 9

33. James Pond: Underwater Agent (1991 Video Game)

Adventure

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The name is Pond...James Pond. When the world's oceans are threatened, there's only one fish with the guts to save the day. From plugging oil tankers and retrieving radioactive waste to ... See full summary »

Director: Chris Sorrell

Votes: 32

34. Castelporziano, ostia dei poeti (1980 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary

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Director: Andrea Andermann | Stars: Amiri Baraka, William S. Burroughs, Evgeniy Evtushenko, Allen Ginsberg

35. Still in One Piece Anyway (1975)

16 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Bruce Mackay

36. Die Reederei Waried - ein Kapitel der deutschen Technikgeschichte (2011)

68 min | History

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In the 1930s, the director of the Waried shipping company took a movie camera with him on his travels. It was the era of the Great Depression - and it was also the early days of the ... See full summary »

37. Tanker (1971)

25 min | Short

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Director: Paul Barnes

38. Sahara brut 58 (1959)

Documentary, Short

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Director: Carlos Vilardebó

39. Ships of Shame (1999 TV Movie)

29 min | Documentary

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In April 1994, the ferry Estonia capsized during a storm in the Baltic Sea, and went down with 850 people. In 1989, the oil tanker Exxon Valdez ran aground on the Alaskan coast, gushing 40 ... See full summary »

Directors: Hans Bülow, Poul-Erik Heilbuth, Dorthe Vest

40. Oil Blue (2008)

25 min | Documentary, Short

5.5
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Director: Elli Rintala

Votes: 6

41. Windfall (1980 Video Game)

Action

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This real-time the player on the other side of the mid-1970's Oil Crisis. As the Chief Executive of Engulf Oil, you attempt to turn crisis into cash, making your windfall profits. The ... See full summary »

Director: David Mullich

42. Ryan Dawson Livestreams (2019– )
Episode: 16 of 22 GCL Cupcakes Hit Oven Wall (2019)

News, Talk-Show

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Stars: Ryan Dawson, Andrew Illingworth

43. The Transformers (1984–1987)
Episode: A Plague of Insecticons (1984)

TV-Y7 | 23 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.4
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The Autobots and Decepticons investigate reports of a new group of Giant Robots in the form of Insects.

Director: John Walker | Stars: Michael Bell, Gregg Berger, Corey Burton, Victor Caroli

Votes: 84

44. The Transformers (1984–1987)
Episode: Day of the Machines (1985)

TV-Y7 | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.5
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Megatron reprograms the human built supercomputer TORQ III with his own personality and has it controlling machines of all types by using Remote Control Circuit Linker cards.

Directors: Andy Kim, Bob Kirk, Al Kouzel, Bob Matz, Norm McCabe, Margaret Nichols, Karen Peterson, Tom Ray, Robert Shellhorn, Bob Treat, Terry Lennon | Stars: Michael Bell, Gregg Berger, Corey Burton, Christopher Collins

Votes: 69

45. Shockwave (2007– )
Episode: Episode #1.11 (2008)

History

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A midget car crashes, spills methanol and nearly burns the driver alive. A sinkhole caused by faulty sewer work swallows a million dollar house. A jet boat goes airborne and crashes. A ... See full summary »

46. The Spectacular Spider-Man (2008–2009)
Episode: First Steps (2009)

TV-Y7 | 21 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.1
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At his first school day, Peter feels it's too good to be true: he is with Flash's ex Liz; Harry is back, with Gwen and hopefully cured of his Green Goblin mutation. They double-date at ... See full summary »

Directors: Kevin Altieri, Victor Cook | Stars: Josh Keaton, Steve Blum, Clancy Brown, Lacey Chabert

Votes: 141

47. NCIS: Los Angeles (2009– )
Episode: Kolcheck, A. (2015)

TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.3
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Dead Crew members turn up from the missing tanker involved in Arkady's deal with Russia. Arkady's connection to the ship is revealed.

Director: James Hanlon | Stars: Chris O'Donnell, Daniela Ruah, Eric Christian Olsen, Barrett Foa

Votes: 207

48. En direct de... (1956–1974)
Episode: L'Institut Français du Pétrole, 1ère partie (1961)

47 min | Documentary

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Director: Claude Dagues | Stars: Jean Thévenot, André Giraud, René Navarre

49. Inspector Gadget (1983–1986)
Episode: The Bermuda Triangle (1983)

TV-Y7 | 23 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.1
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M.A.D. is supposed to be the cause of the disappearing ships in the Bermuda Triangle. Inspector Gadget, Penny and Brain find the missing ships. Safety Tip: Safety when using aerosol spray cans.

Directors: Dave Cox, Edouard David, Raymond Jafelice, Ken Stephenson, Bruno Bianchi | Stars: Don Adams, Cree Summer, Frank Welker, Don Francks

Votes: 43

50. Winter Road Rescue (2012– )
Episode: The Big Freeze (2018)

45 min | Documentary

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Freezing conditions and dense fog cause chaos for drivers across Britain. A tanker truck goes off the road in Northamptonshire. The Highways England team must rescue a family broken down on the hard shoulder in thick fog.

Directors: Elizabeth Hardy, Dylan Tweddle, Toryn Westcott | Star: Matt Edmonds



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