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1. The Walking Dead (2010– )

TV-MA | 44 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

8.2
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Sheriff Deputy Rick Grimes wakes up from a coma to learn the world is in ruins, and must lead a group of survivors to stay alive.

Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Melissa McBride, Danai Gurira

Votes: 819,548

2. Avengers: Endgame (2019)

PG-13 | 181 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.4
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78 Metascore

After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War (2018), the universe is in ruins. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers assemble once more in order to reverse Thanos' actions and restore balance to the universe.

Directors: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth

Votes: 685,750 | Gross: $858.37M

3. The 100 (2014– )

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.7
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Set ninety-seven years after a nuclear war has destroyed civilization, when a spaceship housing humanity's lone survivors sends one hundred juvenile delinquents back to Earth, in hopes of possibly re-populating the planet.

Stars: Eliza Taylor, Bob Morley, Marie Avgeropoulos, Isaiah Washington

Votes: 190,819

4. A Quiet Place (2018)

PG-13 | 90 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.5
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82 Metascore

In a post-apocalyptic world, a family is forced to live in silence while hiding from monsters with ultra-sensitive hearing.

Director: John Krasinski | Stars: Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe

Votes: 367,276 | Gross: $188.02M

5. A Quiet Place Part II (2020)

PG-13 | 97 min | Horror, Thriller

7.0
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Following the events at home, the Abbott family now face the terrors of the outside world. Forced to venture into the unknown, they realize the creatures that hunt by sound are not the only threats lurking beyond the sand path.

Director: John Krasinski | Stars: Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, Cillian Murphy, Noah Jupe

Votes: 242

6. Snowpiercer (2013)

R | 126 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.1
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84 Metascore

In a future where a failed climate-change experiment has killed all life except for the lucky few who boarded the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe, a new class system emerges.

Director: Bong Joon Ho | Stars: Chris Evans, Jamie Bell, Tilda Swinton, Ed Harris

Votes: 272,775 | Gross: $4.56M

7. 28 Days Later... (2002)

R | 113 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.6
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73 Metascore

Four weeks after a mysterious, incurable virus spreads throughout the UK, a handful of survivors try to find sanctuary.

Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: Cillian Murphy, Naomie Harris, Christopher Eccleston, Alex Palmer

Votes: 360,163 | Gross: $45.06M

8. Terminator: Dark Fate (2019)

R | 128 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.3
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54 Metascore

An augmented human and Sarah Connor must stop an advanced liquid Terminator from hunting down a young girl, whose fate is critical to the human race.

Director: Tim Miller | Stars: Linda Hamilton, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mackenzie Davis, Natalia Reyes

Votes: 110,405 | Gross: $62.25M

9. 12 Monkeys (1995)

R | 129 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

8.0
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74 Metascore

In a future world devastated by disease, a convict is sent back in time to gather information about the man-made virus that wiped out most of the human population on the planet.

Director: Terry Gilliam | Stars: Bruce Willis, Madeleine Stowe, Brad Pitt, Joseph Melito

Votes: 556,735 | Gross: $57.14M

10. Zombieland: Double Tap (2019)

R | 99 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

6.8
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55 Metascore

Columbus, Tallahassee, Wichita, and Little Rock move to the American heartland as they face off against evolved zombies, fellow survivors, and the growing pains of the snarky makeshift family.

Director: Ruben Fleischer | Stars: Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, Abigail Breslin

Votes: 95,818 | Gross: $26.80M

11. Alita: Battle Angel (2019)

PG-13 | 122 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.3
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53 Metascore

A deactivated cyborg is revived, but cannot remember anything of her past life and goes on a quest to find out who she is.

Director: Robert Rodriguez | Stars: Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly, Mahershala Ali

Votes: 198,158 | Gross: $85.71M

12. I Am Legend (2007)

PG-13 | 101 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.2
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65 Metascore

Years after a plague kills most of humanity and transforms the rest into monsters, the sole survivor in New York City struggles valiantly to find a cure in this post-apocalyptic action thriller.

Director: Francis Lawrence | Stars: Will Smith, Alice Braga, Charlie Tahan, Salli Richardson-Whitfield

Votes: 659,339 | Gross: $256.39M

13. The Matrix (1999)

R | 136 min | Action, Sci-Fi

8.7
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73 Metascore

A computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against its controllers.

Directors: Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving

Votes: 1,588,578 | Gross: $171.48M

14. War of the Worlds (2019– )

TV-MA | 49 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.2
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Set in contemporary France, this Anglo-French reimagining of H. G. Wells' classic in the style of Walking Dead follows pockets of survivors forced to team up after an apocalyptic extra-terrestrial strike.

Stars: Léa Drucker, Gabriel Byrne, Adel Bencherif, Natasha Little

Votes: 3,709

15. The Hunger Games (2012)

PG-13 | 142 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.2
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68 Metascore

Katniss Everdeen voluntarily takes her younger sister's place in the Hunger Games: a televised competition in which two teenagers from each of the twelve Districts of Panem are chosen at random to fight to the death.

Director: Gary Ross | Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Stanley Tucci

Votes: 815,458 | Gross: $408.01M

16. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

R | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.1
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90 Metascore

In a post-apocalyptic wasteland, a woman rebels against a tyrannical ruler in search for her homeland with the aid of a group of female prisoners, a psychotic worshiper, and a drifter named Max.

Director: George Miller | Stars: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Zoë Kravitz

Votes: 826,557 | Gross: $154.06M

17. See (2019– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.6
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Far in a dystopian future, the human race has lost the sense of sight, and society has had to find new ways to interact, build, hunt, and to survive. All of that is challenged when a set of twins is born with sight.

Stars: Jason Momoa, Sylvia Hoeks, Hera Hilmar, Christian Camargo

Votes: 30,644

18. The Stand (1994)

Not Rated | 361 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

7.2
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After a deadly plague kills most of the world's population, the remaining survivors split into two groups - one led by a benevolent elder and the other by a maleficent being - to face each other in a final battle between good and evil.

Stars: Gary Sinise, Molly Ringwald, Jamey Sheridan, Laura San Giacomo

Votes: 30,393

19. The Terminator (1984)

R | 107 min | Action, Sci-Fi

8.0
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84 Metascore

In 1984, a human soldier is tasked to stop an indestructible cyborg killing machine, both sent from 2029, from executing a young woman, whose unborn son is the key to humanity's future salvation.

Director: James Cameron | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Michael Biehn, Paul Winfield

Votes: 766,823 | Gross: $38.40M

20. Bird Box (2018)

R | 124 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.6
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51 Metascore

Five years after an ominous unseen presence drives most of society to suicide, a mother and her two children make a desperate bid to reach safety.

Director: Susanne Bier | Stars: Sandra Bullock, Trevante Rhodes, John Malkovich, Sarah Paulson

Votes: 250,538

21. Pandemic (2016)

TV-MA | 91 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

4.4
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47 Metascore

Pandemic is set in the near future, where a virus of epic proportions has overtaken the planet. There are more infected than uninfected, and humanity is losing its grip on survival. Its ... See full summary »

Director: John Suits | Stars: Rachel Nichols, Alfie Allen, Missi Pyle, Mekhi Phifer

Votes: 7,265

22. 28 Weeks Later (2007)

R | 100 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.0
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78 Metascore

Six months after the rage virus was inflicted on the population of Great Britain, the US Army helps to secure a small area of London for the survivors to repopulate and start again. But not everything goes according to plan.

Director: Juan Carlos Fresnadillo | Stars: Jeremy Renner, Rose Byrne, Robert Carlyle, Harold Perrineau

Votes: 249,939 | Gross: $28.64M

23. Zombieland (2009)

R | 88 min | Adventure, Comedy, Horror

7.6
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73 Metascore

A shy student trying to reach his family in Ohio, a gun-toting tough guy trying to find the last Twinkie, and a pair of sisters trying to get to an amusement park join forces to travel across a zombie-filled America.

Director: Ruben Fleischer | Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, Woody Harrelson, Abigail Breslin

Votes: 498,491 | Gross: $75.59M

24. Carriers (2009)

PG-13 | 84 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

6.0
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As a lethal virus spreads globally, four friends seek a reputed plague-free haven. But while avoiding the infected, the travelers turn on one another.

Directors: David Pastor, Àlex Pastor | Stars: Chris Pine, Piper Perabo, Lou Taylor Pucci, Emily VanCamp

Votes: 41,563 | Gross: $0.09M

25. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)

PG-13 | 146 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.5
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76 Metascore

Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark become targets of the Capitol after their victory in the 74th Hunger Games sparks a rebellion in the Districts of Panem.

Director: Francis Lawrence | Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Philip Seymour Hoffman

Votes: 592,064 | Gross: $424.67M

26. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

R | 137 min | Action, Sci-Fi

8.5
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75 Metascore

A cyborg, identical to the one who failed to kill Sarah Connor, must now protect her teenage son, John Connor, from a more advanced and powerful cyborg.

Director: James Cameron | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong, Robert Patrick

Votes: 953,528 | Gross: $204.84M

27. Captive State (2019)

PG-13 | 109 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.0
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54 Metascore

Set in a Chicago neighborhood nearly a decade after an occupation by an extraterrestrial force, 'Captive State' explores the lives on both sides of the conflict - the collaborators and dissidents.

Director: Rupert Wyatt | Stars: John Goodman, Ashton Sanders, Jonathan Majors, Vera Farmiga

Votes: 43,425 | Gross: $5.96M

28. 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: 183,244 | Gross: $8.75M

29. Battlestar Galactica (2004–2009)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.7
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When an old enemy, the Cylons, resurface and obliterate the 12 colonies, the crew of the aged Galactica protect a small civilian fleet - the last of humanity - as they journey toward the fabled 13th colony, Earth.

Stars: Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Jamie Bamber, James Callis

Votes: 146,443

30. The Matrix Reloaded (2003)

R | 138 min | Action, Sci-Fi

7.2
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62 Metascore

Neo and his allies race against time before the machines discover the city of Zion and destroy it. While seeking the truth about the Matrix, Neo must save Trinity from a dark fate within his dreams.

Directors: Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving

Votes: 495,621 | Gross: $281.49M

31. 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: 950,915 | Gross: $223.81M

32. The Road (I) (2009)

R | 111 min | Drama

7.2
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64 Metascore

In a dangerous post-apocalyptic world, an ailing father defends his son as they slowly travel to the sea.

Director: John Hillcoat | Stars: Viggo Mortensen, Charlize Theron, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Robert Duvall

Votes: 215,080 | Gross: $0.06M

33. The Book of Eli (2010)

R | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.9
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53 Metascore

A post-apocalyptic tale, in which a lone man fights his way across America in order to protect a sacred book that holds the secrets to saving humankind.

Directors: Albert Hughes, Allen Hughes | Stars: Denzel Washington, Mila Kunis, Ray Stevenson, Gary Oldman

Votes: 282,390 | Gross: $94.84M

34. Dawn of the Dead (2004)

R | 101 min | Action, Horror

7.3
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59 Metascore

A nurse, a policeman, a young married couple, a salesman and other survivors of a worldwide plague that is producing aggressive, flesh-eating zombies, take refuge in a mega Midwestern shopping mall.

Director: Zack Snyder | Stars: Sarah Polley, Ving Rhames, Mekhi Phifer, Jake Weber

Votes: 226,709 | Gross: $59.02M

35. Mortal Engines (2018)

PG-13 | 128 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.1
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44 Metascore

In a post-apocalyptic world where cities ride on wheels and consume each other to survive, two people meet in London and try to stop a conspiracy.

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

Votes: 92,017 | Gross: $15.95M

36. 12 Monkeys (2015–2018)

TV-14 | 42 min | Adventure, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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Follows the journey of a time traveler from the post-apocalyptic future who appears in present day on a mission to locate and eradicate the source of a deadly plague that will nearly destroy the human race.

Stars: Aaron Stanford, Amanda Schull, Noah Bean, Barbara Sukowa

Votes: 37,827

37. The Terror (2018– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Adventure, Drama, History

8.0
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Supernatural, semihistorical, horror anthology series, where each season is inspired by a different infamous or mysterious real life historical tragedy.

Stars: Jared Harris, Derek Mio, Tobias Menzies, Kiki Sukezane

Votes: 33,173

38. The Last Man on Earth (2015–2018)

TV-14 | 22 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

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Almost two years after a virus wiped out most of the human race, Phil Miller only wishes for some company, but soon gets more than he bargained for when that company shows up in the form of other survivors.

Stars: Will Forte, January Jones, Cleopatra Coleman, Kristen Schaal

Votes: 50,376

39. Into the Badlands (2015–2019)

TV-14 | 42 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.0
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A mighty warrior and a young boy search for enlightenment in a ruthless territory controlled by feudal barons.

Stars: Daniel Wu, Orla Brady, Emily Beecham, Aramis Knight

Votes: 38,515

40. Snowpiercer (2020– )

60 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi | Pre-production

Set over seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland, Snowpiercer centers on the remnants of humanity, who inhabit a gigantic, perpetually-moving train that circles the globe.

Stars: Jennifer Connelly, Daveed Diggs, Mickey Sumner, Sheila Vand

41. The Maze Runner (2014)

PG-13 | 113 min | Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.8
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57 Metascore

Thomas is deposited in a community of boys after his memory is erased, soon learning they're all trapped in a maze that will require him to join forces with fellow "runners" for a shot at escape.

Director: Wes Ball | Stars: Dylan O'Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Will Poulter, Thomas Brodie-Sangster

Votes: 400,585 | Gross: $102.43M

42. Adventure Time (2010–2018)

TV-PG | 11 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.6
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A 12-year-old boy and his best friend, wise 28-year-old dog with magical powers, go on a series of surreal adventures with each other.

Stars: John DiMaggio, Jeremy Shada, Tom Kenny, Hynden Walch

Votes: 70,670

43. It Comes At Night (2017)

R | 91 min | Horror, Mystery

6.2
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78 Metascore

Secure within a desolate home as an unnatural threat terrorizes the world, a man has established a tenuous domestic order with his wife and son. Then a desperate young family arrives seeking refuge.

Director: Trey Edward Shults | Stars: Joel Edgerton, Christopher Abbott, Carmen Ejogo, Riley Keough

Votes: 76,686 | Gross: $13.99M

44. The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (2019)

PG | 107 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

6.6
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65 Metascore

It's been five years since everything was awesome and the citizens are facing a huge new threat: Lego Duplo invaders from outer space, wrecking everything faster than they can rebuild.

Director: Mike Mitchell | Stars: Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Tiffany Haddish

Votes: 47,050 | Gross: $105.81M

45. 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)

PG-13 | 103 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.2
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76 Metascore

After getting in a car accident, a woman is held in a shelter with two men, who claim the outside world is affected by a widespread chemical attack.

Director: Dan Trachtenberg | Stars: John Goodman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Gallagher Jr., Douglas M. Griffin

Votes: 275,431 | Gross: $72.08M

46. Oblivion (I) (2013)

PG-13 | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.0
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54 Metascore

A veteran assigned to extract Earth's remaining resources begins to question what he knows about his mission and himself.

Director: Joseph Kosinski | Stars: Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Andrea Riseborough, Olga Kurylenko

Votes: 468,661 | Gross: $89.02M

47. The Stand (2020– )

Adventure, Drama, Fantasy | Active

After the world is in ruins, due to a man-made plague, a battle of literally Biblical proportions ensues between the survivors.

Stars: James Marsden, Jovan Adepo, Whoopi Goldberg, Amber Heard

48. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015)

PG-13 | 137 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.5
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65 Metascore

Katniss and a team of rebels from District 13 prepare for the final battle that will decide the fate of Panem.

Director: Francis Lawrence | Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson

Votes: 267,830 | Gross: $281.72M

49. X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)

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

8.0
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75 Metascore

The X-Men send Wolverine to the past in a desperate effort to change history and prevent an event that results in doom for both humans and mutants.

Director: Bryan Singer | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy

Votes: 640,556 | Gross: $233.92M

50. Stalker (1979)

Not Rated | 162 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

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A guide leads two men through an area known as the Zone to find a room that grants wishes.

Director: Andrei Tarkovsky | Stars: Alisa Freyndlikh, Aleksandr Kaydanovskiy, Anatoliy Solonitsyn, Nikolay Grinko

Votes: 105,906 | Gross: $0.23M



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