With Empire Pictures (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. The Twilight Samurai (2002)

129 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.1
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82 Metascore

As the feudal Japan era draws to a close, a widower samurai experiences difficulty balancing clan loyalties, 2 young daughters, an aged mother, and the sudden reappearance of his childhood sweetheart.

Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Hiroyuki Sanada, Rie Miyazawa, Nenji Kobayashi, Ren Ôsugi

Votes: 22,587

2. Re-Animator (1985)

Unrated | 104 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.2
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73 Metascore

After an odd new medical student arrives on campus, a dedicated local and his girlfriend become involved in bizarre experiments centering around the re-animation of dead tissue.

Director: Stuart Gordon | Stars: Jeffrey Combs, Bruce Abbott, Barbara Crampton, David Gale

Votes: 57,778 | Gross: $2.02M

3. From Beyond (1986)

R | 85 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

6.7
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A group of scientists have developed the Resonator, a machine which allows whoever is within range to see beyond normal perceptible reality. But when the experiment succeeds, they are immediately attacked by terrible life forms.

Director: Stuart Gordon | Stars: Jeffrey Combs, Barbara Crampton, Ted Sorel, Ken Foree

Votes: 23,418 | Gross: $1.26M

4. Troll (1986)

PG-13 | 82 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

4.5
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30 Metascore

A wicked troll king in search of a mystical ring that will transform him to human form invades a San Francisco apartment complex where a powerful witch lives.

Director: John Carl Buechler | Stars: Michael Moriarty, Shelley Hack, Noah Hathaway, Jenny Beck

Votes: 9,419 | Gross: $5.45M

5. Bandits (2001)

PG-13 | 123 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.5
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60 Metascore

Two bank robbers fall in love with the girl they've kidnapped.

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Bruce Willis, Billy Bob Thornton, Cate Blanchett, Troy Garity

Votes: 65,880 | Gross: $41.58M

6. Ghoulies (1984)

PG-13 | 81 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

4.2
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26 Metascore

A young man and his girlfriend move into an old mansion home, where he becomes possessed by a desire to control ancient demons.

Director: Luca Bercovici | Stars: Peter Liapis, Lisa Pelikan, Michael Des Barres, Jack Nance

Votes: 8,314 | Gross: $35.00M

7. TerrorVision (1986)

R | 83 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.7
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A family's new satellite TV system starts receiving signals from another planet, and soon it becomes the passageway to an alien world.

Director: Ted Nicolaou | Stars: Diane Franklin, Mary Woronov, Gerrit Graham, Chad Allen

Votes: 6,511 | Gross: $0.32M

8. Robot Jox (1989)

PG | 85 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.5
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In the distant future, mankind has forsaken global wars for battles of single combat. The world has been divided into two opposing super powers, with each side represented by trained champions.

Director: Stuart Gordon | Stars: Gary Graham, Anne-Marie Johnson, Paul Koslo, Robert Sampson

Votes: 5,901 | Gross: $1.27M

9. Breeders (1986)

R | 77 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

3.7
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The Manhattan General Hospital admitted a string of young women raped by something otherworldly. Dr. Pace and Detective Andriotti try and isolate the strange organic material found on the victims to find the fiend.

Director: Tim Kincaid | Stars: Teresa Farley, Lance Lewman, Frances Raines, Natalie Savage

Votes: 2,009

10. Dolls (1987)

R | 77 min | Horror

6.3
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55 Metascore

A group of people stop by a mansion during a storm and discover two magical toy makers and their haunted collection of dolls.

Director: Stuart Gordon | Stars: Ian Patrick Williams, Carolyn Purdy-Gordon, Carrie Lorraine, Guy Rolfe

Votes: 9,820

11. Rawhead Rex (1986)

R | 89 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

5.3
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An ancient creature called Rawhead is awakened from its slumber near an Irish village and goes on a rampage killing anyone in sight.

Director: George Pavlou | Stars: David Dukes, Kelly Piper, Hugh O'Conor, Cora Venus Lunny

Votes: 5,009

12. Intruder (1989)

R | 83 min | Horror, Thriller

6.3
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The overnight stock crew of a local supermarket find themselves being stalked and slashed by a mysterious maniac.

Director: Scott Spiegel | Stars: Elizabeth Cox, Renée Estevez, Dan Hicks, David Byrnes

Votes: 7,718

13. Trancers (1984)

PG-13 | 76 min | Action, Sci-Fi

6.1
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64 Metascore

A gruff bounty hunter travels back in time to 1980s Los Angeles to stop a twisted criminal who can transform people into zombie-like creatures.

Director: Charles Band | Stars: Tim Thomerson, Helen Hunt, Michael Stefani, Art LaFleur

Votes: 5,694

14. Puppet Master (1989 Video)

R | 90 min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.6
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Psychics find themselves plotted against by a former colleague, who committed suicide after discovering animated, murderous puppets.

Director: David Schmoeller | Stars: Paul Le Mat, William Hickey, Irene Miracle, Jimmie F. Skaggs

Votes: 9,879

15. Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama (1988)

R | 80 min | Comedy, Horror

5.0
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As part of a sorority ritual, pledges and their male companions steal a trophy from a bowling alley; unbeknownst to them, it contains a devilish imp who makes their lives a living Hell.

Director: David DeCoteau | Stars: Andras Jones, Linnea Quigley, Robin Stille, Hal Havins

Votes: 3,432

16. The Pit and the Pendulum (1991)

R | 97 min | Horror, Romance

6.0
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Horror film set in 1492 Toledo, Spain, depicting the cruel deeds of a monk named Torquemada, Grand Inquisitor of the Spanish Inquisition.

Director: Stuart Gordon | Stars: Lance Henriksen, Stephen Lee, William Norris, Mark Margolis

Votes: 4,335 | Gross: $0.00M

17. Mutant Hunt (1987 Video)

Not Rated | 75 min | Action, Sci-Fi

3.7
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"Z", a cold and vicious genetic scientist, discovers a way to alter harmless human cyborgs into blood thirsty killing machines which he plans to use for his own gain.

Director: Tim Kincaid | Stars: Rick Gianasi, Mary Fahey, Ron Reynaldi, Taunie Vrenon

Votes: 489

18. Vicious Lips (1986)

R | 84 min | Horror, Music, Sci-Fi

4.7
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Sometime in the distant future, a fledgling band gets an opportunity for a breakthrough, if they can make it in time to a faraway planet to perform in a very popular club.

Director: Albert Pyun | Stars: Dru-Anne Perry, Gina Calabrese, Linda Kerridge, Shayne Farris

Votes: 1,496

19. Eliminators (1986)

PG | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

4.8
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A former pilot rebels against his creator, teaming up with the scientist responsible for android technology, her pet robot Spot, a rough-and-tumble riverboat guide, and a martial arts warrior.

Director: Peter Manoogian | Stars: Andrew Prine, Denise Crosby, Patrick Reynolds, Conan Lee

Votes: 1,922 | Gross: $4.60M

20. Spellcaster (1988)

R | 83 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

4.7
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A group of contestants travel to a castle in Italy to participate in a million dollar treasure hunt hidden on the premises. Little did they know, the lord of the castle hides a deadly secret.

Director: Rafal Zielinski | Stars: Adam Ant, Richard Blade, Gail O'Grady, Harold Pruett

Votes: 681

21. Ghoulies II (1987)

PG-13 | 89 min | Comedy, Horror

4.6
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The Ghoulies wreak havoc at an amusement park, disposing of those who mistake them for mere fairground attractions.

Director: Albert Band | Stars: Damon Martin, Royal Dano, Phil Fondacaro, J. Downing

Votes: 4,442

22. Arena (1989)

PG-13 | 115 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

5.3
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A human becomes an unlikely rising star in the biggest fighting tournament in the galaxy that's dominated by alien species.

Director: Peter Manoogian | Stars: Paul Satterfield, Hamilton Camp, Claudia Christian, Marc Alaimo

Votes: 2,183

23. The Caller (1987)

R | 97 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.2
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One night, an odd stranger in need asks a woman living alone in a house in the woods if he can use her phone. It soon becomes clear that they're playing a strange mind game and that there's something unnatural about their interactions.

Director: Arthur Allan Seidelman | Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Madolyn Smith Osborne

Votes: 818

24. Savage Island (1985)

R | 79 min | Action, Crime, Drama

3.5
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Women who have been captured and sold as slave labor to a South American emerald mine hatch a plan for revolution and revenge.

Director: Ted Nicolaou | Stars: Anthony Steffen, Ajita Wilson, Cristina Lay, Linda Blair

Votes: 570

25. Keys to Tulsa (1997)

R | 113 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.2
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Richter is a lazy son of a wealthy woman, who's put up with too much so no more money. He's about to lose his local newspaper job arranged by his mom. Richter owes money to a violent drug dealer/blackmailer but sees his wife. Death wish?

Director: Leslie Greif | Stars: Eric Stoltz, James Spader, Deborah Kara Unger, Joanna Going

Votes: 1,579

26. Cellar Dweller (1988)

R | 77 min | Fantasy, Horror

5.1
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A comic book artist Whitney Taylor is doomed to repeat history in a most grotesque way when she unleashes a demon after drawing it..

Director: John Carl Buechler | Stars: Yvonne De Carlo, Debrah Farentino, Brian Robbins, Pamela Bellwood

Votes: 1,957

27. Crawlspace (1986)

R | 80 min | Horror, Thriller

5.3
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A man who runs an apartment house for women is the demented son of a Nazi surgeon who has the house equipped with secret passageways, hidden rooms and torture and murder devices.

Director: David Schmoeller | Stars: Klaus Kinski, Talia Balsam, Barbara Whinnery, Carole Francis

Votes: 3,011

28. Prison (1987)

R | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

5.8
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47 Metascore

The spirit of a long-dead prisoner returns for revenge, haunting the prison's new governor.

Director: Renny Harlin | Stars: Lane Smith, Viggo Mortensen, Chelsea Field, Lincoln Kilpatrick

Votes: 3,921 | Gross: $0.35M

29. Creepozoids (1987)

R | 72 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

4.0
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A group of survivors try to avoid the battles of World War III. When they try to escape to the quiet lands, they encounter something much more deadly.

Director: David DeCoteau | Stars: Linnea Quigley, Ken Abraham, Michael Aranda, Richard L. Hawkins

Votes: 2,053 | Gross: $0.01M

30. Dr. Alien (1989)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

4.6
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A sexy substitute teacher replaces a teacher who was killed by a UFO encounter, but her research on a nerdy student is now making him a lady magnet.

Director: David DeCoteau | Stars: Billy Jayne, Judy Landers, Olivia Barash, Stuart Fratkin

Votes: 901

31. The Dungeonmaster (1984)

PG-13 | 73 min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi

4.5
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A demonic wizard challenges a modern-day computer programmer to a battle of technology vs. sorcery, with the programmer's girlfriend as the prize.

Directors: David Allen, Charles Band, John Carl Buechler, Steven Ford, Peter Manoogian, Ted Nicolaou, Rosemarie Turko | Stars: Jeffrey Byron, Richard Moll, Leslie Wing, Gina Calabrese

Votes: 1,942

32. Ghost Town (1988)

R | 85 min | Action, Horror, Western

5.4
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A modern-day deputy tracks an abducted girl to a ghost town, and the spirits of the past who took her.

Directors: Richard McCarthy, Mac Ahlberg | Stars: Franc Luz, Catherine Hickland, Jimmie F. Skaggs, Penelope Windust

Votes: 1,286

33. Underworld (1985)

R | 103 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

4.2
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When high class hooker Nicole is kidnapped from her brothel, Rich businessman Hugo Motherskille hires her ex love Roy Bain to find her. Investigating the disappearance, he eventually finds ... See full summary »

Director: George Pavlou | Stars: Denholm Elliott, Steven Berkoff, Larry Lamb, Nicola Cowper

Votes: 940

34. Grotesque (1988)

R | 89 min | Horror

4.4
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A gang of crazed punks breaks into a family's vacation home in the mountains and slaughters the entire family, except for one daughter who gets away.

Director: Joe Tornatore | Stars: Linda Blair, Tab Hunter, Donna Wilkes, Brad Wilson

Votes: 940

35. Robot Holocaust (1987)

Not Rated | 79 min | Sci-Fi

2.3
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A highly unlikely band of heroes traverses a post-apocalyptic wasteland to rescue a scientist from the tyrannical Dark One and his army of robots.

Director: Tim Kincaid | Stars: Norris Culf, Nadine Hartstein, J. Buzz Von Ornsteiner, Jennifer Delora

Votes: 1,632

36. Walking the Edge (1985)

R | 93 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.1
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A Los Angeles taxi driver helps a distraught young woman on the run from gangsters after they murder her husband and young son.

Director: Norbert Meisel | Stars: Nancy Kwan, Robert Forster, Joe Spinell, A Martinez

Votes: 472

37. Merci pour le Chocolat (2000)

Not Rated | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.7
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82 Metascore

In Lausanne, the aspirant pianist Jeanne Pollet has lunch with her mother Louise Pollet, her boyfriend Axel and his mother. Lenna leans that when she was born, a nurse had mistakenly told ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Chabrol | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Jacques Dutronc, Anna Mouglalis, Rodolphe Pauly

Votes: 4,932 | Gross: $0.44M

38. Zone Troopers (1985)

PG | 86 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

5.3
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In Italy, during World War II some American soldiers find an alien UFO.

Director: Danny Bilson | Stars: Tim Thomerson, Timothy Van Patten, Art LaFleur, Biff Manard

Votes: 1,424

39. White Slave (1985)

R | 90 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

4.6
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A young woman seeks vengeance and finds love when her parents are killed in the Amazon and she is taken prisoner by an indigenous tribe of headhunters.

Director: Mario Gariazzo | Stars: Elvire Audray, Will Gonzales, Dick Campbell, Andrea Coppola

Votes: 1,560

40. Pulse Pounders (1988)

77 min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.9
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In this 'sequel' anthology, the film offers a TRANCERS sequel written by original creators Danny Bilson and Paul DeMeo, a new Lovecraft adaptation THE EVIL CLERGYMAN, featuring Jeffrey ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Band | Stars: Barbara Crampton, Jeffrey Combs, David Warner, David Gale

Votes: 191

41. Necropolis (1986)

R | 77 min | Horror

3.8
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Reincarnated "Satanic Witch" from New Amsterdam, circa 1600's comes back to revive her cult members by sucking the life force out of people.

Director: Bruce Hickey | Stars: LeeAnne Baker, Michael Conte, Jacquie Fitz, George Anthony-Rayza

Votes: 489

42. Catacombs (1988)

R | 84 min | Horror

4.7
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A demon is trapped in a monastery. 400 years later a young girl arrives at the monastery to study.

Director: David Schmoeller | Stars: Timothy Van Patten, Ian Abercrombie, Jeremy West, Laura Schaefer

Votes: 727

43. Dreamaniac (1986)

Not Rated | 82 min | Horror

3.6
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A heavy-metal musician makes a deal with a satanic succubus to make him successful with women, in return for the succubus being able to feed on the girls.

Director: David DeCoteau | Stars: Thomas Bern, Ashlyn Gere, Sylvia Summers, Lauren Peterson

Votes: 471

44. Enemy Territory (1987)

R | 89 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.3
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An insurance salesman inadvertently gets trapped after dark in an apartment building that is terrorized by a street gang called "The Vampires."

Director: Peter Manoogian | Stars: Gary Frank, Ray Parker Jr., Jan-Michael Vincent, Frances Foster

Votes: 744 | Gross: $0.20M

45. Caterina in the Big City (2003)

Unrated | 107 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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63 Metascore

Caterina, forced to leave her small town at the age of thirteen, faces the complications of living in the big metropoly of Rome.

Director: Paolo Virzì | Stars: Alice Teghil, Sergio Castellitto, Margherita Buy, Antonio Carnevale

Votes: 2,762 | Gross: $0.29M

46. Ghost Warrior (1984)

R | 81 min | Action, Sci-Fi

5.2
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A deep-frozen 400-year-old samurai is shipped to Los Angeles, where he comes back to life. Dazed and confused, he goes on a rampage. Can the female scientist and her colleague who revived him stop him before it's too late?

Director: J. Larry Carroll | Stars: Hiroshi Fujioka, John Calvin, Janet Julian, Charles Lampkin

Votes: 637

47. The Alchemist (1983)

R | 78 min | Horror

4.0
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A man seeks revenge on an evil magician who placed a curse on him.

Director: Charles Band | Stars: Robert Ginty, Lucinda Dooling, John Sanderford, Viola Kates Stimpson

Votes: 506

48. Deadly Weapon (1989)

PG-13 | 89 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

3.9
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A teenage boy who's bullied both at school by the seniors and at his home by his abusive father finds an experimental laser weapon in a river and ponders revenge. The army general who lost the gun sends his units after the kid.

Director: Michael Miner | Stars: Rodney Eastman, Kim Walker, Gary Frank, Michael Horse

Votes: 240

49. Psychos in Love (1987)

Unrated | 88 min | Comedy, Horror

5.9
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A strip-joint owner and a manicurist find that they have many things in common, the foremost being that they are psychotic serial killers. They fall in love and are happy being the family ... See full summary »

Director: Gorman Bechard | Stars: Carmine Capobianco, Patti Chambers, Carla Bragoli, Carrie Gordon

Votes: 1,104

50. Transformations (1988)

R | 84 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

3.9
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Wolfgang is traveling in outer space when a monster, which he sees as a beautiful woman, appears in his spaceship and makes love with him. Then the ship is forced to land on a planet which ... See full summary »

Director: Jay Kamen | Stars: Rex Smith, Lisa Langlois, Patrick Macnee, Christopher Neame

Votes: 349


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