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1. The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019)

R | 121 min | Drama

7.8
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84 Metascore

A young man searches for home in the changing city that seems to have left him behind.

Director: Joe Talbot | Stars: Jimmie Fails, Jonathan Majors, Danny Glover, Tichina Arnold

Votes: 1,678 | Gross: $3.52M

2. Sonic the Hedgehog (2020)

Action, Adventure, Family | Post-production

A cop in the rural town of Green Hills will help Sonic escape from the government who is looking to capture him.

Director: Jeff Fowler | Stars: Jim Carrey, James Marsden, Neal McDonough, Ben Schwartz

3. The Shannara Chronicles (2016–2017)

TV-14 | 42 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

7.3
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Series of adventures, war, and evil that occur throughout the history of the Four Lands.

Stars: Austin Butler, Ivana Baquero, Manu Bennett, Aaron Jakubenko

Votes: 50,329

4. Big Trouble in Little China (1986)

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

7.3
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53 Metascore

A rough-and-tumble trucker helps rescue his friend's fiance from an ancient sorcerer in a supernatural battle beneath Chinatown.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Kurt Russell, Kim Cattrall, Dennis Dun, James Hong

Votes: 113,418 | Gross: $11.10M

5. Looking (2014–2015)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.2
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The experiences of three close friends living and loving in modern-day San Francisco.

Stars: Jonathan Groff, Frankie J. Alvarez, Murray Bartlett, Lauren Weedman

Votes: 14,314

6. What's Up, Doc? (1972)

G | 94 min | Comedy

7.8
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The accidental mix-up of four identical plaid overnight bags leads to a series of increasingly wild and wacky situations.

Director: Peter Bogdanovich | Stars: Barbra Streisand, Ryan O'Neal, Madeline Kahn, Kenneth Mars

Votes: 17,620

7. One on Top of the Other (1969)

R | 108 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.8
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An unscrupulous doctor is accused of murdering his asthmatic wife as part of an insurance scam, despite her apparent reemergence as a high-class stripper.

Director: Lucio Fulci | Stars: Jean Sorel, Marisa Mell, Elsa Martinelli, Alberto de Mendoza

Votes: 1,553

8. Layla Live or Die (2008)

Not Rated | 67 min | Drama

5.2
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A Middle Eastern girl comes to America to for an arranged marriage but ends up a go-go dancer with a psychotic police officer as her guardian angel.

Director: Michael Andres | Stars: Shawn Flanagan, Nazanine Mousavi, Peter Burke, Patrick G. Donahue

Votes: 29

9. Petulia (1968)

R | 105 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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An unhappily married socialite finds solace in the company of a recently divorced doctor.

Director: Richard Lester | Stars: Julie Christie, George C. Scott, Richard Chamberlain, Arthur Hill

Votes: 2,583

10. Charlie Chan and the Curse of the Dragon Queen (1981)

PG | 95 min | Comedy, Mystery

4.1
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Famous detective Charlie Chan (Sir Peter Ustinov) is called out of retirement to help a San Francisco Detective (Brian Keith) solve a mysterious series of murders. With his bumbling ... See full summary »

Director: Clive Donner | Stars: Peter Ustinov, Lee Grant, Angie Dickinson, Richard Hatch

Votes: 1,013

11. Extramarital (1998)

R | 91 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

4.3
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An aspiring writer (Traci Lords) gets involved in the investigation of her best friend after she is killed during a torrid affair.

Director: Yael Russcol | Stars: Traci Lords, Jeff Fahey, Brian Bloom, María Díaz

Votes: 389

12. Charlie Chan at Treasure Island (1939)

Approved | 74 min | Comedy, Crime, Horror

7.6
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Charlie's investigation of a phony psychic during the 1939 World Exposition on San Francisco's Treasure Island leads him to expose a suicide as murder.

Director: Norman Foster | Stars: Sidney Toler, Cesar Romero, Pauline Moore, Victor Sen Yung

Votes: 1,449

13. Flame of Barbary Coast (1945)

Approved | 91 min | Musical, Romance, Western

6.4
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Duke falls for Flaxen in the Barbary Coast in turn-of-the-century San Francisco. He loses money to crooked gambler Tito, goes home and PL: learns to gamble, and returns. After he makes a ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: John Wayne, Ann Dvorak, Joseph Schildkraut, William Frawley

Votes: 1,149

14. Katherine (1975 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 97 min | Drama

6.3
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A harrowing look at the 1960s and early 1970s through the eyes of Katherine Alman, a wealthy debutante who slowly, but inexorably spirals down into a fight for the causes that shook a ... See full summary »

Director: Jeremy Kagan | Stars: Art Carney, Sissy Spacek, Henry Winkler, Julie Kavner

Votes: 277

15. Cripple Creek (1952)

Approved | 78 min | Western

6.1
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Lawmen infiltrate bandit gang to catch mining crooks.

Director: Ray Nazarro | Stars: George Montgomery, Karin Booth, Jerome Courtland, William Bishop

Votes: 223

16. The Deep Six (1958)

Approved | 105 min | Drama, War

6.2
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Called to active duty during WW2, reserve Navy Lieutenant Alec Austin struggles to do his military duties while observing his Quaker beliefs, at the dismay of his comrades.

Director: Rudolph Maté | Stars: Alan Ladd, Dianne Foster, William Bendix, Keenan Wynn

Votes: 300

17. Web of Deception (1994 TV Movie)

PG | 92 min | Thriller

5.4
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A forensic psychatrist of the Police Department falls for a fatal attraction that threatens to terminate his marriage, his career and his life.

Director: Richard A. Colla | Stars: Powers Boothe, Pam Dawber, Lisa Collins, Paul Ben-Victor

Votes: 129

18. This Is Your Song

Drama, Romance | Post-production

On the night of their wedding anniversary, a bohemian theatre actress and a beatnik inspired writer confront the strife of their relationship, dreams, and the city they once loved.

Director: Hassan Said | Stars: Jordan Potch, Joanna Kay, Debbie Weberg, Teresa Perez

19. Shadows Over Chinatown (1946)

64 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.4
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Charlie investigates murders connected with insurance fraud. This one is set in San Francisco's Chinatown.

Director: Terry O. Morse | Stars: Sidney Toler, Mantan Moreland, Victor Sen Yung, Tanis Chandler

Votes: 603

20. Opt-in (2019)

63 min | Drama, Thriller

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An idealistic engineer lands his dream job at the biggest social media company in the world. But when he discovers the dark side of the business, he must decide whether to stay silent or risk everything to expose the truth.

Director: Gabriel Gambetta | Stars: Aaron Royce Jones, Gabriel Gambetta, Stuart Selesnick, Kiel Hooker

21. House of Air (2017)

4 min | Short, Comedy, Music

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Directors: Karl Eccleston, Brian Fairbairn | Stars: Rowland Byass, Harry Clayton-Wright, JD Dean, Drew Kingston

22. The Romance of Tarzan (1918)

70 min | Action, Adventure

6.2
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Tarzan and Jane are to sail for England. They are attacked by natives and Tarzan is believed to have been killed. The Greystoke relatives return to England, the Porters (Jane's family) goes... See full summary »

Director: Wilfred Lucas | Stars: Elmo Lincoln, Enid Markey, Thomas Jefferson, Cleo Madison

Votes: 24

23. The House Without a Key (1926)

Passed | 210 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

5.4
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A Pathe serial in ten chapters of two-reels each: Dan Winterslip, a wealthy man in Honolulu, has not spoken to his brother, who owns a hotel next to Winterslip's estate, in over twenty ... See full summary »

Director: Spencer Gordon Bennet | Stars: Allene Ray, Walter Miller, E.H. Calvert, Betty Caldwell

Votes: 26

24. Bedtime (1996– )

30 min | Drama

7.8
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Six very different couples from six major US cities spend their evenings discussing their relationships and personal challenges. Some try to face their issues, while others try to avoid them with sex.

Stars: Karen Lorre, Teri Austin, Matt Battaglia, Susan Gibney

Votes: 22

25. Elevator Girls in Bondage (1972)

56 min | Comedy

4.9
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Inspired by the writings of Karl Marx, the female staff of a seedy San Francisco hotel revolt against the management to protest low wages and squalid working conditions.

Director: Michael Kalmen | Stars: Kreemah Ritz, Michael Bendle, Bobby Cameron, Pristine Condition

Votes: 33

26. Unsettled: Seeking Refuge in America (2019)

84 min | Documentary

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Unsettled: Seeking Refuge in America follows the stories of LGBT refugees and asylum seekers from Africa and the Middle East as they flee persecution in their countries of origin to seek better and safer lives in the U.S.

Director: Tom Shepard

27. Thanks to Hank (2019)

81 min | Documentary

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This film explores the life of the late AIDS activist Hank Wilson.

Director: Bob Ostertag | Stars: Blackberri, Lea DeLaria, Gerry Kirby, Bob Ostertag

28. Margaret Cho: I'm the One That I Want (2000 TV Special)

Unrated | 96 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.5
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81 Metascore

November, 1999, Margaret Cho is home in San Francisco at the Warfield Theater. Cho structures her monologue loosely on her professional life's trajectory: doing stand-up, cast in an ABC-TV ... See full summary »

Director: Lionel Coleman | Star: Margaret Cho

Votes: 1,111 | Gross: $1.21M

29. American Magic (2019)

15 min | Comedy

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Meet Kurt, San Francisco's worst magician. Enter Sabrina, his new assistant, here to revive his stale act. Together they journey to the magic capital of the world - Las Vegas.

Stars: Craig Fowler, Katiana Mashikian, Noe Flores, Alex Mashikian

30. 24 Hours on Craigslist (2005)

82 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

6.3
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47 Metascore

This is about Craig Newmark popular classified ads website and the diverse postings that occur on the site in a single day.

Director: Michael Ferris Gibson | Stars: Rachel Berney, Mike Curtis, Holly Dalton, Darleen Hollis

Votes: 313

31. Garden of the Peaceful Dragon (2019)

87 min | Documentary, Animation, Biography

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An elderly African-American veteran who occupies an abandoned plot of land on Kauai, Hawaii, shares his fascinating off-the-grid existence and incredible life-story. Luvell Benford III ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Peddle | Star: Luvell Benford

32. They Make Up in the End (2019)

9 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

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Tensions fly when ex-friends comically and disastrously cross paths, and reveal their true loyalties when given the chance.

Director: Jonathan Ho | Stars: Gianni Aldrich, Monica Bae, Daniel Catton, Michael Hi

33. Secrets of Alcatraz (1992 TV Movie)

45 min | Documentary

7.4
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History and tour of the famed prison from it's days as a military fort to its use by Native American protesters in the 1970's. Includes interviews with former inmates and families of prison officials who lived on the island.

Director: Michael Hoff | Stars: Doug McConnell, Jolene Babyak, Philip Bergen, Larry Boyd

Votes: 7

34. Navy Town (1986 TV Movie)

30 min | Documentary

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Since World War II, the San Francisco Bay has been a center for US Navy bases. Should the refurbished and nuclear missile-armed USS Missouri battleship have a home port in San Francisco?

Stars: Saul Bloom, Sala Burton, Capt. Hank Davis, Captain Hank Davis

35. To Have and Have Not (1983 TV Movie)

30 min | Documentary

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Reporter Stephen Talbot examines the impact of the recession on the San Francisco Bay Area and the growing divide between rich and poor, including the newly homeless.

Stars: Wanda Allen, George Davis, Doug Dowd, Clare Doyle

36. True Blue and Dreamy (1974)

17 min | Short

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Director: Curt McDowell | Stars: Mark Ellinger, George Kuchar, Mike Kuchar, Barbara Linkevitch

37. As the City Sleeps

18 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Charles Larrance

38. The Art of Being Mayor (1988 TV Movie)

30 min | Documentary

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A behind the scenes report on San Francisco Mayor Art Agnos' first year in office. After winning a surprise, come-from-behind, landslide election victory, Agnos and his coalition of "... See full summary »

Stars: Art Agnos, John Barbagelata, Willie Brown, William Coblentz

39. Recent Sorrows (1984)

80 min | Drama

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Director: Jerry Barrish | Stars: Bill O'Brien, Katie Guthorn, Frederick Hodgson, George Berg

40. After Launching (1898)

Documentary, Short

3.5
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At the Union Iron Works in San Francisco, CA, the "Chitose", a ship built for the Japanese Navy, is seen being launched after completion. A yacht, the "Unadilla", passes by in the ... See full summary »

Director: James H. White

Votes: 77

41. Further! Ken Kesey's American Dreams (1987 TV Movie)

60 min | Biography

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"Further: Ken Kesey's American Dreams" is a one-hour public television biography of the famed counter-culture leader of the Merry Pranksters and the author of "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" and "Sometimes a Great Notion."

Director: Joan Saffa | Stars: Richard Alpert, Stewart Brand, Jerry Garcia, Allen Ginsberg

42. Supernatural (2005– )
Episode: A Most Holy Man (2018)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

8.3
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Sam and Dean are close to collecting everything they need to open a rift into the Apocalyptic World and possibly rescuing Mary (guest star Samantha Smith) and Jack. The one missing ... See full summary »

Director: Amanda Tapping | Stars: Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Massi Furlan, Leanne Lapp

Votes: 1,548

43. Everything Wrong with... (2012– )
Episode: Everything Wrong with the Room in 8 Minutes or Less (2013)

TV-14 | 8 min | Comedy

8.5
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We take on the so-called "worst movie ever made": The Room, which several of you have requested. How bad is it? Well, it's so bad, half the Cinema Sins team hasn't even watched it to this ... See full summary »

Star: Jeremy Scott

Votes: 37

44. Knight Rider (1982–1986)
Episode: Knight of the Drones (1984)

TV-PG | 96 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.7
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C.J. Jackson, the man who murdered Michael's predecessor at the Foundation, Ken Franklin breaks out of jail with help from a Self destruct robot disguised as a radio and a drone car. The ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Hayers | Stars: David Hasselhoff, Edward Mulhare, Patricia McPherson, Jared Martin

Votes: 152

45. What/If (2019– )
Episode: Pilot (2019)

TV-14 | 60 min | Thriller

7.4
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Putting their trust on the line, a couple considers a proposal from a notorious investor: a night with Sean in exchange for funding Lisa's startup.

Director: Phillip Noyce | Stars: Jane Levy, Blake Jenner, Keith Powers, Samantha Marie Ware

Votes: 388

46. Outlaws (1986–1987)
Episode: Pursued (1987)

Crime, Sci-Fi, Western

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A man who worked for some criminals, who decided to leave so that his daughter could have normal life hires the guys to bring his daughter to him because he is dying. Jonathan asks him to ... See full summary »

Director: Phil Bondelli | Stars: Rod Taylor, William Lucking, Charles Napier, Patrick Houser

47. Fantasy Island (1977–1984)
Episode: The Love Doctor/Pleasure Palace/Possessed (1980)

TV-G | 60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.9
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Film star Kim Holland wants a weekend of anonymity; stuffy lawyer Gordon Hughes traces his roots and is disillusioned; and Lorna Hendricks needs help in finding out why her daughter Stephanie is acting so oddly.

Directors: Earl Bellamy, Cliff Bole | Stars: Ricardo Montalban, Hervé Villechaize, Loni Anderson, Barbi Benton

Votes: 25

48. Millennium (1996–1999)
Episode: The Mikado (I) (1998)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

8.5
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A serial killer uses the Internet as a medium for broadcasting his victims' murders.

Director: Rod Pridy | Stars: Lance Henriksen, Megan Gallagher, Terry O'Quinn, Allan Zinyk

Votes: 245



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