Most Voted Sci-Fi Feature Films Released 2001-01-01 to 2001-12-31


1. Donnie Darko (2001)

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

8.1
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88 Metascore

A troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a man in a large rabbit suit who manipulates him to commit a series of crimes, after he narrowly escapes a bizarre accident.

Director: Richard Kelly | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Mary McDonnell, Holmes Osborne

Votes: 674,556 | Gross: $1.48M

2. A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)

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

7.1
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65 Metascore

A highly advanced robotic boy longs to become "real" so that he can regain the love of his human mother.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Haley Joel Osment, Jude Law, Frances O'Connor, Sam Robards

Votes: 267,304 | Gross: $78.62M

3. Jurassic Park III (2001)

PG-13 | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

5.9
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42 Metascore

A decidedly odd couple with ulterior motives convince Dr. Grant to go to Isla Sorna, resulting in an unexpected landing, and unexpected new inhabitants on the island.

Director: Joe Johnston | Stars: Sam Neill, William H. Macy, Téa Leoni, Alessandro Nivola

Votes: 258,968 | Gross: $181.17M

4. Vanilla Sky (2001)

R | 136 min | Fantasy, Mystery, Romance

6.9
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45 Metascore

A self-indulgent and vain publishing magnate finds his privileged life upended after a vehicular accident with a resentful lover.

Director: Cameron Crowe | Stars: Tom Cruise, Penélope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Kurt Russell

Votes: 227,847 | Gross: $100.61M

5. Planet of the Apes (2001)

PG-13 | 119 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

5.7
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50 Metascore

In 2029, an Air Force astronaut crash-lands on a mysterious planet where evolved, talking apes dominate a race of primitive humans.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Helena Bonham Carter, Tim Roth, Michael Clarke Duncan

Votes: 197,153 | Gross: $180.01M

6. K-PAX (2001)

PG-13 | 120 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

7.4
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49 Metascore

PROT is a patient at a mental hospital who claims to be from a far away planet. His psychiatrist tries to help him, only to begin to doubt his own explanations.

Director: Iain Softley | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Jeff Bridges, Mary McCormack, Alfre Woodard

Votes: 163,813 | Gross: $50.34M

7. Evolution (2001)

PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.1
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40 Metascore

A fire-fighting cadet, two college professors, and a geeky but sexy government scientist work against an alien organism that has been rapidly evolving since its arrival on Earth inside a meteor.

Director: Ivan Reitman | Stars: David Duchovny, Orlando Jones, Julianne Moore, Seann William Scott

Votes: 110,312 | Gross: $38.35M

8. Spy Kids (2001)

PG | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.5
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71 Metascore

The children of secret-agent parents must save them from danger.

Director: Robert Rodriguez | Stars: Alexa PenaVega, Daryl Sabara, Antonio Banderas, Carla Gugino

Votes: 95,651 | Gross: $112.72M

9. Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)

PG | 95 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

6.8
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52 Metascore

A young adventurer named Milo Thatch joins an intrepid group of explorers to find the mysterious lost continent of Atlantis.

Directors: Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise | Stars: Michael J. Fox, Jim Varney, Corey Burton, Claudia Christian

Votes: 87,791 | Gross: $84.05M

10. The One (2001)

PG-13 | 87 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.9
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25 Metascore

A rogue Multiverse agent goes on a manhunt for versions of himself, getting stronger with each kill. With only one version remaining, he races against the clock to finish him and become "The One."

Director: James Wong | Stars: Jet Li, Carla Gugino, Delroy Lindo, Jason Statham

Votes: 83,798 | Gross: $43.91M

11. Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (2001)

PG-13 | 106 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

6.4
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49 Metascore

A scientist makes a last stand on Earth with the help of a ragtag team of soldiers against an invasion of alien phantoms.

Directors: Hironobu Sakaguchi, Motonori Sakakibara | Stars: Alec Baldwin, Steve Buscemi, Ming-Na Wen, Ving Rhames

Votes: 76,898 | Gross: $32.13M

12. The Animal (2001)

PG-13 | 84 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

4.8
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43 Metascore

After receiving organ transplants from various animal donors, a man finds himself taking on the traits of those animals.

Director: Luke Greenfield | Stars: Rob Schneider, Colleen Haskell, John C. McGinley, Edward Asner

Votes: 52,116 | Gross: $57.74M

13. Ghosts of Mars (2001)

R | 98 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

4.9
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35 Metascore

In 2176, a Martian police unit is sent to pick up a highly dangerous criminal at a remote mining post. Upon arrival, the cops find that the post has become a charnel house.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Natasha Henstridge, Ice Cube, Pam Grier, Jason Statham

Votes: 46,972 | Gross: $8.43M

14. Jason X (2001)

R | 91 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

4.4
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25 Metascore

Jason Voorhees returns with a new look, a new machete, and his same murderous attitude as he is awakened on a spaceship in the 25th century.

Director: James Isaac | Stars: Kane Hodder, Lexa Doig, Jeff Geddis, David Cronenberg

Votes: 44,479 | Gross: $13.12M

15. Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (2001)

R | 115 min | Animation, Action, Crime

7.9
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61 Metascore

A terrorist explosion releases a deadly virus on the masses, and it's up the bounty-hunting Bebop crew to catch the cold-blooded culprit.

Directors: Shin'ichirô Watanabe, Tensai Okamura, Hiroyuki Okiura, Yoshiyuki Takei | Stars: Beau Billingslea, Melissa Fahn, Nicholas Guest, Kôichi Yamadera

Votes: 37,326 | Gross: $1.00M

16. Bubble Boy (2001)

PG-13 | 84 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

5.6
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41 Metascore

A young man who was born without an immune system and has lived his life within a plastic bubble in his bedroom finds out that the woman he has loved since childhood is about to be married ... See full summary »

Director: Blair Hayes | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Swoosie Kurtz, Marley Shelton, Danny Trejo

Votes: 27,831 | Gross: $5.00M

17. Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (2001)

G | 82 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

6.0
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65 Metascore

An eight year-old boy genius and his friends must rescue their parents after the adults are abducted by aliens.

Director: John A. Davis | Stars: Debi Derryberry, Rob Paulsen, Megan Cavanagh, Mark DeCarlo

Votes: 27,224 | Gross: $80.94M

18. Impostor (2001)

R | 95 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.2
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33 Metascore

In the future, an alien race uses androids as bombs to attack Earth. A government weapons specialist is accused of being one such android and sets out to prove his innocence.

Director: Gary Fleder | Stars: Shane Brolly, Vincent D'Onofrio, Gary Sinise, Madeleine Stowe

Votes: 21,334 | Gross: $6.11M

19. Vidocq (2001)

R | 98 min | Action, Crime, Fantasy

6.5
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Paris. 1830. In the heart of the town, Vidocq, a famous detective, disappeared as he fights the Alchemist, an assassin that he has been pursuing for a few months. His young biographer, ... See full summary »

Director: Pitof | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Guillaume Canet, Inés Sastre, André Dussollier

Votes: 19,585

20. Metropolis (2001)

PG-13 | 108 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

7.3
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75 Metascore

Kenichi and his uncle Shunsaku Ban must find the mystery behind robot girl Tima.

Director: Rintaro | Stars: Toshio Furukawa, Scott Weinger, Yuka Imoto, Kei Kobayashi

Votes: 18,551 | Gross: $0.64M

21. Just Visiting (2001)

PG-13 | 88 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

5.8
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38 Metascore

A knight and his valet are plagued by a witch, and to repair the damage, they make use of the services of a wizard. However, something goes wrong and they are transported from the twelfth ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Marie Poiré | Stars: Jean Reno, Christina Applegate, Christian Clavier, Matt Ross

Votes: 16,732 | Gross: $4.78M

22. Kairo (2001)

R | 119 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.6
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70 Metascore

Two groups of people discover evidence that suggests spirits may be trying to invade the human world through the Internet.

Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Stars: Haruhiko Katô, Kumiko Asô, Koyuki, Kurume Arisaka

Votes: 13,864 | Gross: $0.05M

23. Replicant (2001)

R | 100 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.4
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Scientists create a genetic clone of a serial killer in order to help catch the killer, teaming up with two cops.

Director: Ringo Lam | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Michael Rooker, Catherine Dent, Brandon James Olson

Votes: 12,488

24. Avalon (2001)

R | 107 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

6.5
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In a dystopian world, a woman spends her time playing an illegal and dangerous game, hoping to find meaning in her world.

Director: Mamoru Oshii | Stars: Malgorzata Foremniak, Wladyslaw Kowalski, Jerzy Gudejko, Dariusz Biskupski

Votes: 12,211

25. Recess: School's Out (2001)

G | 82 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

6.6
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43 Metascore

TJ and company must save summer vacation from disappearing forever.

Director: Chuck Sheetz | Stars: Andrew Lawrence, Rickey D'Shon Collins, Jason Davis, Ashley Johnson

Votes: 8,077 | Gross: $36.70M

26. Pokémon 4Ever (2001)

G | 75 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

5.6
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Ash must stop a hunter who forces the mythical Pokémon Celebi to help him destroy a forest.

Directors: Kunihiko Yuyama, Jim Malone | Stars: Veronica Taylor, Rica Matsumoto, Rachael Lillis, Ikue Ôtani

Votes: 6,492 | Gross: $1.73M

27. CQ (2001)

R | 88 min | Drama, Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.3
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56 Metascore

A young filmmaker in 1960s Paris juggles directing a cheesy sci-fi debacle, directing his own personal art film, coping with his crumbling relationship with his girlfriend, and a new-found infatuation with the sci-fi film's starlet.

Director: Roman Coppola | Stars: Jeremy Davies, Angela Lindvall, Élodie Bouchez, Gérard Depardieu

Votes: 4,360 | Gross: $0.41M

28. The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra (2001)

PG | 90 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.0
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45 Metascore

A bad scientist and wife, a mad scientist and skeleton, two aliens and their escaped pet are all searching for the elusive element "atmospherium".

Director: Larry Blamire | Stars: Larry Blamire, Fay Masterson, Brian Howe, Dan Conroy

Votes: 4,349 | Gross: $0.14M

29. Gojira, Mosura, Kingu Gidorâ: Daikaijû sôkôgeki (2001)

Not Rated | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.2
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Three ancient guardian beasts awaken to protect Japan against Godzilla.

Director: Shûsuke Kaneko | Stars: Chiharu Niiyama, Ryûdô Uzaki, Masahiro Kobayashi, Shirô Sano

Votes: 4,110

30. The Shaft (2001)

R | 111 min | Action, Horror, Mystery

4.5
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When the express elevators in the Millennium Building, one of New York's most famous landmarks, start to malfunction and behave in erratic ways, elevator mechanic Mark Newman is sent out to... See full summary »

Director: Dick Maas | Stars: James Marshall, Naomi Watts, Eric Thal, Michael Ironside

Votes: 3,517

31. The American Astronaut (2001)

Not Rated | 91 min | Musical, Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.2
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51 Metascore

Samuel Curtis, an interplanetary trader, sets forth through a rustic and remote solar system, unaware that his old friend Professor Hess is trying to kill him.

Director: Cory McAbee | Stars: Cory McAbee, Rocco Sisto, Gregory Russell Cook, Annie Golden

Votes: 2,825 | Gross: $0.04M

32. The Princess Blade (2001)

R | 93 min | Action, Sci-Fi

5.8
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59 Metascore

In the near future, Japan is ruled once more by a monarchy. But, rebels opposed to this rule seek to overthrow the government. The House of Takemikazuchi, a band of assassins is hired by ... See full summary »

Director: Shinsuke Sato | Stars: Yumiko Shaku, Hideaki Itô, Yôichi Numata, Shirô Sano

Votes: 2,730

33. Arachnid (2001)

R | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

3.9
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A man is taken to a small clinic in Guam with mysterious bites on him. This sparks a search for what could have caused such wounds. A group of men and women fly to the island he lived on to... See full summary »

Director: Jack Sholder | Stars: Chris Potter, Alex Reid, José Sancho, Neus Asensi

Votes: 2,472

34. The Breed (2001)

R | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

4.7
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In the distant future vampires have come out of the shadows and tried to live among people as a special and peaceful breed. When a series of murders happens, a cop and his vampire colleague... See full summary »

Director: Michael Oblowitz | Stars: Adrian Paul, Bokeem Woodbine, Bai Ling, Péter Halász

Votes: 2,439

35. Megiddo: The Omega Code 2 (2001)

PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

4.1
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35 Metascore

Megiddo is a supernatural ride into a world teetering on the edge of the Apocalypse. It follows the rise of a Machiavellian leader bent on amassing the armies of the world for the battle of... See full summary »

Director: Brian Trenchard-Smith | Stars: Michael York, Michael Biehn, Joseph Makkar, Guy Siner

Votes: 2,402 | Gross: $6.05M

36. Stranded (2001)

R | 95 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

5.4
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A seven-man crew of international specialists formed by Commander Andre Vishniac; engineer Luca Baglioni; doctor Jenny Johnson; astrobiologist Fidel Rodrigo; pilot Susana Sánchez; geologist... See full summary »

Director: María Lidón | Stars: Vincent Gallo, Maria de Medeiros, Joaquim de Almeida, María Lidón

Votes: 2,359

37. Xchange (2001)

R | 110 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.6
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In the future, where it's faster to travel by exchanging bodies with someone at the destination, a man's body is hijacked by a ruthless terrorist.

Director: Allan Moyle | Stars: Stephen Baldwin, Pascale Bussières, Kim Coates, Kyle MacLachlan

Votes: 2,329

38. .com for Murder (2002)

Unrated | 96 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

2.7
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This high-tech, psychological thriller is set in the shadowy world of the Internet. Sondra Brummel is recovering from a skiing accident in her boyfriend's mansion, and accidently contacts a... See full summary »

Director: Nico Mastorakis | Stars: Nastassja Kinski, Jeffery Dean, Nicollette Sheridan, Roger Daltrey

Votes: 2,006

39. Electric Dragon 80.000 V (2001)

55 min | Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

7.0
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A violent, guitar-playing, electrically charged boxer faces off against an electronic wizard half-merged with a metallic Buddha.

Director: Gakuryû Ishii | Stars: Yoshiki Arizono, Tadanobu Asano, Masakatsu Funaki, Masatoshi Nagase

Votes: 1,936

40. New Alcatraz (2001)

R | 96 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

3.3
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As a result of a drilling accident, a giant man-eating boa constrictor is released into a maximum security prison in Antarctica.

Director: Phillip J. Roth | Stars: Dean Cain, Elizabeth Lackey, Mark Sheppard, Dean Biasucci

Votes: 1,407

41. Spiders II: Breeding Ground (2001)

R | 96 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

3.0
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Jason and Alexandra 'Alex', a close couple, lose their sail yacht in a storm and are grateful to get picked up by Captain Jim Bigelow's commercial carrier. Suspicious about the rough ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Firstenberg | Stars: Stephanie Niznik, Greg Cromer, Daniel Quinn, Richard Moll

Votes: 1,309

42. Final (2001)

R | 111 min | Sci-Fi, Drama, Thriller

5.9
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48 Metascore

Bill wakes up from a coma in a hospital ward, raving about tissue regeneration experiments, final injections, organ transplants and having been cryogenically frozen. Battling flashbacks of ... See full summary »

Director: Campbell Scott | Stars: Denis Leary, Hope Davis, J.C. MacKenzie, Jim Gaffigan

Votes: 1,188 | Gross: $0.01M

43. Soulkeeper (2001)

R | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.2
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Two thieves down on their luck get hired to steal the Rock of Lazarus, an ancient relic capable of returning evil souls to earth.

Director: Darin Ferriola | Stars: William Bassett, Howard Berger, Jaime Bergman, Vincent Berry

Votes: 1,073

44. Ice Planet (2001)

83 min | Sci-Fi

4.0
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The end of our world is the beginning on another...

Director: Winrich Kolbe | Stars: Reiner Schöne, Sab Shimono, James O'Shea, Valeriy Nikolaev

Votes: 951

45. Mutant Aliens (2001)

R | 81 min | Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.8
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39 Metascore

Marooned by design in a strange asteroid inhabited by bizarre creatures, a left-for-dead astronaut miraculously heads back to Earth with a band of abominable mutant aliens to tie up some loose ends, after twenty long years in oblivion.

Director: Bill Plympton | Stars: Dan McComas, Francine Lobis, George Casden, Matthew Brown

Votes: 942

46. Octopus 2: River of Fear (2001)

R | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

2.9
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A giant, man-eating octopus suddenly appears in the Hudson River during the Fourth of July weekend and begins to leave a trial of dead bodies behind it.

Director: Yossi Wein | Stars: Michael Reilly Burke, Meredith Morton, Fredric Lehne, John Thaddeus

Votes: 846

47. Shark Hunter (2001)

R | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

2.9
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Years after his parents are killed by a megalodon (an enormous shark that has supposedly been extinct for millions of years), Dr. Spencer is obsessed with the idea of hunting down and ... See full summary »

Director: Matt Codd | Stars: Antonio Sabato Jr., Christian Toulali, Grand L. Bush, Heather Marie Marsden

Votes: 845

48. Flying Virus (2001)

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

3.3
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A journalist uncovers a government conspiracy to unleash virus-carrying killer bees that could wipe out humanity.

Director: Jeff Hare | Stars: Gabrielle Anwar, Craig Sheffer, Rutger Hauer, Duncan Regehr

Votes: 807

49. Ever Since the World Ended (2001)

78 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

5.1
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64 Metascore

Twelve years ago, a plague swept through, wiping out most of the population; in San Francisco, only 186 people remain. Two of them use jury-rigged batteries to power a camera and make a ... See full summary »

Directors: Calum Grant, Joshua Atesh Litle | Stars: James Curry, Linda Noveroske, Dan Plumlee, Aubrey Ankrum

Votes: 674

50. The Avenging Fist (2001)

92 min | Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

4.4
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A futuristic research compound develops a new police tool called the Power Glove. Supposedly, it gives the wearer incredible powers by letting him tap into the 'unused 80%' of his mental ... See full summary »

Directors: Wai-Keung Lau, Corey Yuen | Stars: Leehom Wang, Stephen Fung, Gigi Leung, Kristy Yeung

Votes: 605



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