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1. Saving Private Ryan (1998)

R | 169 min | Drama, War

8.6
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91 Metascore

Following the Normandy Landings, a group of U.S. soldiers go behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper whose brothers have been killed in action.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Tom Sizemore, Edward Burns

Votes: 1,144,198 | Gross: $216.54M

2. The Prestige (2006)

PG-13 | 130 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

8.5
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66 Metascore

After a tragic accident, two stage magicians engage in a battle to create the ultimate illusion while sacrificing everything they have to outwit each other.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Christian Bale, Hugh Jackman, Scarlett Johansson, Michael Caine

Votes: 1,095,653 | Gross: $53.09M

3. Dogville (2003)

R | 178 min | Crime, Drama

8.0
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60 Metascore

A woman on the run from the mob is reluctantly accepted in a small Colorado town. In exchange, she agrees to work for them. As a search visits the town, she finds out that their support has a price. Yet her dangerous secret is never far away.

Director: Lars von Trier | Stars: Nicole Kidman, Paul Bettany, Lauren Bacall, Harriet Andersson

Votes: 129,032 | Gross: $1.53M

4. Spider-Man 2 (2004)

PG-13 | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.3
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83 Metascore

Peter Parker is beset with troubles in his failing personal life as he battles a brilliant scientist named Doctor Otto Octavius.

Director: Sam Raimi | Stars: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, Alfred Molina, James Franco

Votes: 512,507 | Gross: $373.59M

5. National Treasure (2004)

PG | 131 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

6.8
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39 Metascore

A historian races to find the legendary Templar Treasure before a team of mercenaries.

Director: Jon Turteltaub | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Diane Kruger, Justin Bartha, Sean Bean

Votes: 289,617 | Gross: $173.01M

6. Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988)

PG | 110 min | Biography, Drama

6.9
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74 Metascore

The story of Preston Tucker, the maverick car designer and his ill-fated challenge to the auto industry with his revolutionary car concept.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Joan Allen, Martin Landau, Frederic Forrest

Votes: 14,282 | Gross: $19.65M

7. Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009)

G | 93 min | Drama, Family

8.1
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A college professor bonds with an abandoned dog he takes into his home.

Director: Lasse Hallström | Stars: Richard Gere, Joan Allen, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Sarah Roemer

Votes: 230,635

8. Tomorrowland (2015)

PG | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Family

6.4
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60 Metascore

Bound by a shared destiny, a teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor embark on a mission to unearth the secrets of a place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory.

Director: Brad Bird | Stars: George Clooney, Britt Robertson, Hugh Laurie, Raffey Cassidy

Votes: 164,114 | Gross: $93.44M

9. Oz the Great and Powerful (2013)

PG | 130 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

6.3
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44 Metascore

A frustrated circus magician from Kansas is transported to a magical land called Oz, where he will have to fulfill a prophecy to become the king, and release the land from the Wicked Witches using his great (but fake) powers.

Director: Sam Raimi | Stars: James Franco, Michelle Williams, Rachel Weisz, Mila Kunis

Votes: 193,916 | Gross: $234.91M

10. The Choice (I) (2016)

PG-13 | 111 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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26 Metascore

Travis and Gabby first meet as neighbors in a small coastal town and wind up in a relationship that is tested by life's most defining events.

Director: Ross Katz | Stars: Benjamin Walker, Teresa Palmer, Alexandra Daddario, Maggie Grace

Votes: 31,498 | Gross: $18.71M

11. The Brave Little Toaster (1987)

Not Rated | 90 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

7.3
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A group of dated appliances embarks on a journey to the city to find its master after being abandoned in its cabin in the woods.

Director: Jerry Rees | Stars: Jon Lovitz, Timothy Stack, Timothy E. Day, Thurl Ravenscroft

Votes: 22,608

12. Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium (2007)

G | 93 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.2
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48 Metascore

Molly Mahoney is the awkward and insecure manager of Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium, the strangest, most fantastic, most wonderful toy store in the world. But when Mr. Magorium, the 243-year-old eccentric who owns the store, bequeaths the store to her, a dark and ominous change begins to take over the once-remarkable Emporium.

Director: Zach Helm | Stars: Natalie Portman, Dustin Hoffman, Jason Bateman, Ted Ludzik

Votes: 40,931 | Gross: $32.06M

13. Time After Time (1979)

PG | 112 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.1
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69 Metascore

H.G. Wells pursues Jack the Ripper to the 20th Century when the serial murderer uses the future writer's time machine to escape his time period.

Director: Nicholas Meyer | Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Mary Steenburgen, David Warner, Charles Cioffi

Votes: 14,339

14. Envy (2004)

PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy

4.8
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31 Metascore

A man becomes increasingly jealous of his friend's newfound success.

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Rachel Weisz, Amy Poehler

Votes: 28,964 | Gross: $12.18M

15. Analyze That (2002)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Crime

5.9
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37 Metascore

Mobster Paul Vitti is released into Dr. Ben Sobol's care, where only more chaos ensues.

Director: Harold Ramis | Stars: Robert De Niro, Billy Crystal, Lisa Kudrow, Joe Viterelli

Votes: 79,170 | Gross: $32.12M

16. You Can't Take It with You (1938)

Passed | 126 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.9
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A man from a family of rich snobs becomes engaged to a woman from a good-natured but decidedly eccentric family.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Jean Arthur, James Stewart, Lionel Barrymore, Edward Arnold

Votes: 21,641 | Gross: $4.66M

17. Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story (2017)

88 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.4
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70 Metascore

The life and career of the hailed Hollywood movie star and underappreciated genius inventor, Hedy Lamarr.

Director: Alexandra Dean | Stars: Hedy Lamarr, Mel Brooks, Jennifer Hom, Anthony Loder

Votes: 2,657 | Gross: $0.82M

18. Now You See Him, Now You Don't (1972)

G | 88 min | Family, Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.3
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A chemistry student invents a spray that makes its wearer invisible. A crook finds out about it, and plans to steal it for himself.

Director: Robert Butler | Stars: Kurt Russell, Cesar Romero, Joe Flynn, Jim Backus

Votes: 1,628

19. The Men Who Built America (2012)

TV-14 | 295 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.6
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Miniseries shines a spotlight on the influential builders, dreamers and believers whose feats transformed the United States, a nation decaying from the inside after the Civil War, into the ... See full summary »

Stars: Campbell Scott, H.W. Brands, Mark Cuban, Donny Deutsch

Votes: 3,100

20. Synchronicity (IV) (2015)

R | 101 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

5.5
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39 Metascore

A physicist who invents a time machine must travel back to the past to uncover the truth about his creation and the woman who is trying to steal it.

Director: Jacob Gentry | Stars: Chad McKnight, Brianne Davis, AJ Bowen, Scott Poythress

Votes: 9,797 | Gross: $0.00M

21. Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation (1962)

Approved | 116 min | Comedy, Family

6.9
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Mr. Hobbs wants to spend a quiet holiday at the beach, but his wife has invited all their family to stay with them.

Director: Henry Koster | Stars: James Stewart, Maureen O'Hara, Fabian, Lauri Peters

Votes: 4,376

22. Lilies (1996)

R | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

7.3
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When a bishop comes to a prison to hear the confession of an old friend he is forced to watch a play, performed by the inmates, about their youth together, love and betrayal.

Director: John Greyson | Stars: Ian D. Clark, Marcel Sabourin, Aubert Pallascio, Jason Cadieux

Votes: 2,525 | Gross: $0.22M

23. Monkey Business (1931)

Not Rated | 77 min | Comedy, Musical

7.5
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On a transatlantic crossing, The Marx Brothers get up to their usual antics and manage to annoy just about everyone on board the ship.

Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, The Marx Brothers, Chico Marx

Votes: 10,654

24. Playback (II) (2012)

R | 98 min | Horror, Thriller

4.2
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A cop investigates the case of a missing local teen, though he discovers a dark secret that has been unleashed in his town, and an evil spirit that will stop at nothing to find its heir.

Director: Michael A. Nickles | Stars: Christian Slater, Ambyr Childers, Toby Hemingway, Jonathan Keltz

Votes: 4,527 | Gross: $0.00M

25. The Egg and I (1947)

Approved | 108 min | Comedy, Romance

7.1
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On their wedding night, Bob reveals to Betty that he has purchased an abandoned chicken farm. Betty struggles to adapt to their new rural lifestyle, especially when a glamorous neighbor seems to set her eyes on Bob.

Director: Chester Erskine | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Fred MacMurray, Marjorie Main, Louise Allbritton

Votes: 2,156

26. Ma and Pa Kettle (1949)

G | 76 min | Comedy

6.9
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On the verge of being evicted from their run-down farmhouse, the large Kettle family is given a new, modern home after Pa wins a contest, but he is accused of plagiarizing his winning slogan by a jealous local woman.

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Marjorie Main, Percy Kilbride, Richard Long, Meg Randall

Votes: 1,109

27. Einstein's God Model (2016)

89 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.0
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For thousands of years, only religion has offered an answer to what happens after death. Science is about to change that. With the help of a physicist, a blind medium, and Thomas Edison's ... See full summary »

Director: Philip T. Johnson | Stars: Aaron Graham, Kirby O'Connell, Kenneth Hughes, Brad Norman

Votes: 1,712

28. American Grindhouse (2010)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, Action, Comedy

7.1
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A documentary about the history of exploitation movies, from the silent movie era to the 1970s.

Director: Elijah Drenner | Stars: Robert Forster, Eric Schaefer, Eddie Muller, John Landis

Votes: 2,089 | Gross: $0.01M

29. Kid Galahad (1962)

Approved | 95 min | Drama, Musical, Sport

6.2
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After completing his military service, Walter Gulick takes a job as a sparring partner at a gym, the owner of which sees potential in Walter as a professional fighter and takes him under his wing.

Director: Phil Karlson | Stars: Elvis Presley, Gig Young, Lola Albright, Joan Blackman

Votes: 2,233 | Gross: $1.75M

30. Command Decision (1948)

Passed | 112 min | Action, Drama, War

7.3
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Army generals struggle with the decision to prioritize bombing the German factories producing new jet fighters over the extremely high casualties the mission will cost.

Director: Sam Wood | Stars: Clark Gable, Walter Pidgeon, Van Johnson, Brian Donlevy

Votes: 1,810

31. Illicit (1931)

Unrated | 79 min | Drama, Romance

6.2
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A young couple lives together out of wedlock, but they find that they're ahead of their time.

Director: Archie Mayo | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, James Rennie, Ricardo Cortez, Natalie Moorhead

Votes: 789

32. The Man They Could Not Hang (1939)

Unrated | 64 min | Crime, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.9
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When Dr. Savaard's experiment in cryonics is interrupted by the short-sighted authorities, his volunteer dies, and he is condemned to death. He vows vengeance if he can survive his own hanging.

Director: Nick Grinde | Stars: Boris Karloff, Lorna Gray, Robert Wilcox, Roger Pryor

Votes: 1,295

33. Stealing Sinatra (2003)

R | 96 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

5.7
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In need of a grubstake, a young man convinces a couple of friends to help him kidnap Frank Sinatra Jr. It's a true story.

Director: Ron Underwood | Stars: David Arquette, William H. Macy, James Russo, Ryan Browning

Votes: 617

34. Lies My Father Told Me (1975)

PG | 102 min | Drama

6.7
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A Jewish boy grows up in 1920s Montreal (in Canada), with a grandfather who tells stories and a father who won't work.

Director: Ján Kadár | Stars: Yossi Yadin, Len Birman, Marilyn Lightstone, Jeff Lynas

Votes: 425

35. Tesla: Master of Lightning (2000 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 87 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.0
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Biography of electrical inventor and visionary genius Nikola Tesla.

Director: Robert Uth | Stars: Stacy Keach, Elisabeth Noone, Leland I. Anderson, John Jacob Astor

Votes: 886

36. Theremin: An Electronic Odyssey (1993)

PG | 83 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.4
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A documentary about the inventor of the first electronic synthesiser instrument and his subsequent life after he was abducted by the KGB as well as a history of his instrument.

Director: Steven M. Martin | Stars: Leon Theremin, Robert Moog, Clara Rockmore, Nicolas Slonimsky

Votes: 898 | Gross: $0.19M

37. Ma and Pa Kettle Back on the Farm (1951)

Approved | 80 min | Comedy

7.1
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The Kettles leave their ultra-modern home and return to the country looking for uranium. Ma and Tom's mother-in-law, Mrs. Parker, fight over whether their grandchild will be raised "hygienically".

Director: Edward Sedgwick | Stars: Marjorie Main, Percy Kilbride, Richard Long, Meg Randall

Votes: 628

38. Life with Louie: A Christmas Surprise for Mrs. Stillman (1994 TV Short)

21 min | Animation, Short, Family

8.6
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Comedian Louie Anderson tells a story of one Christmas when he was a kid, growing up in Wisconsin, and how he and his dad brought Christmas cheer to a woman who appeared to have none.

Director: Matthew O'Callaghan | Stars: Louie Anderson, Edie McClurg, Justin Shenkarow, Debi Derryberry

Votes: 425

39. Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus (1974 TV Short)

25 min | Animation, Family, Short

7.2
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Partly based on a true story, a little girl writes to the editor of a newspaper concerning the existence of Santa Claus.

Director: Bill Melendez | Stars: Jim Backus, Susan Silo, Courtney Lemmon, Billy Green

Votes: 141

40. Vito (2011)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.0
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The story of Vito Russo, founding father of the gay liberation movement, author of "The Celluloid Closet," and vociferous AIDS activist in the 1980s.

Director: Jeffrey Schwarz | Stars: Phyllis Antonellis, George Bancroft, Richard Barrios, Edmund Bergler

Votes: 470

41. Off-White Lies (2011)

Not Rated | 86 min | Drama

6.7
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50 Metascore

A father and his daughter, during the 2006 war between Israel and Lebanon.

Director: Maya Kenig | Stars: Gur Bentwich, Elya Inbar, Tzahi Grad, Arad Yeni

Votes: 172

42. The Prequels Strike Back: A Fan's Journey (2016)

80 min | Documentary

8.1
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A documentary about the controversial Star Wars prequel trilogy.

Director: Bradley Weatherholt | Stars: Doug Adams, Michael Barryte, James Berardinelli, Tim Blank

Votes: 98

43. Donald and the Wheel (1961)

Approved | 17 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.5
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A father tells his son the invention of the wheel was most important; to prove it, the two hipsters visit the inventor caveman Donald Duck. There follows a survey of the progress of ... See full summary »

Director: Hamilton Luske | Stars: Bill Cole, Bill Lee, Thurl Ravenscroft, Max Smith

Votes: 232

44. Dizzy Pilots (1943)

Approved | 17 min | Comedy, Short

8.0
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The stooges are the Wrong brothers, three inventors trying to finish building an airplane they can sell to the army and thereby avoid the draft. When their plane, the "Buzzard", turns out ... See full summary »

Director: Jules White | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard, Bobby Barber

Votes: 392

45. Henri Langlois: The Phantom of the Cinémathèque (2004)

Not Rated | 128 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.8
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78 Metascore

Life and work of the founder of the Cinémathèque Française.

Director: Jacques Richard | Stars: Henri Alekan, Catherine Allégret, Jo Amorin, Jean-Michel Arnold

Votes: 374

46. Before the Nickelodeon: The Early Cinema of Edwin S. Porter (1982)

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

6.3
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This documentary is produced by one of the world's foremost authorities and biographers of Edwin S. Porter. Since little is known of Porter's personal life, the emphasis here is on his ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Musser | Stars: Blanche Sweet, Jay Leyda, Rob Issen, Robert Sklar

Votes: 100

47. Nancy Drew: The Deadly Device (2012 Video Game)

E10+ | Adventure, Mystery

8.1
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Teen detective Nancy Drew investigates after a theoretical physicist is found electrocuted in a Colorado laboratory.

Director: Tim Burke | Stars: Lani Minella, Katherine Grant-Suttie, Marc Biagi, Sara Mountjoy-Pepka

Votes: 24

48. Mary Pickford: The Muse of the Movies (2008)

Not Rated | 102 min | Documentary, Biography

7.7
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A chronicle of the life and career of silent film star Mary Pickford.

Director: Nicholas Eliopoulos | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Walt Disney, Amelia Earhart, Douglas Fairbanks Jr.

Votes: 202

49. Boxing at the Movies: Kings of the Ring (2013 TV Movie)

59 min | Documentary, Sport

6.4
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Danny Leigh explores the enduring popularity of the boxing film.

Director: Angus McIntyre | Stars: Danny Leigh, Sarah Churchwell, Martin Scorsese, Thelma Schoonmaker

Votes: 25

50. The Thanhouser Studio and the Birth of American Cinema (2014)

Not Rated | 54 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.0
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The Thanhouser Company was a trail-blazing studio based in New Rochelle, New York, where from 1910 to 1917 it released over 1,000 films that were seen by audiences around the globe. This 53... See full summary »

Director: Ned Thanhouser | Stars: Ned Thanhouser, Judith Buchanan, Kathryn Fuller-Seeley, Randy Johnson

Votes: 53



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