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1. The Host (2006)

R | 120 min | Action, Drama, Horror

7.1
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85 Metascore

A monster emerges from Seoul's Han River and begins attacking people. One victim's loving family does what it can to rescue her from its clutches.

Director: Bong Joon Ho | Stars: Kang-ho Song, Hee-Bong Byun, Hae-il Park, Doona Bae

Votes: 93,813 | Gross: $2.20M

2. Batman Returns (1992)

PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Crime, Fantasy

7.0
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68 Metascore

Batman returns to the big screen when a deformed man calling himself the Penguin wreaks havoc across Gotham with the help of a cruel businessman.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken

Votes: 262,350 | Gross: $162.83M

3. RoboCop (1987)

R | 102 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

7.5
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67 Metascore

In a dystopic and crime-ridden Detroit, a terminally wounded cop returns to the force as a powerful cyborg haunted by submerged memories.

Director: Paul Verhoeven | Stars: Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, Dan O'Herlihy, Ronny Cox

Votes: 221,728 | Gross: $53.42M

4. Erin Brockovich (2000)

R | 131 min | Biography, Drama

7.3
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73 Metascore

An unemployed single mother becomes a legal assistant and almost single-handedly brings down a California power company accused of polluting a city's water supply.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Julia Roberts, Albert Finney, David Brisbin, Dawn Didawick

Votes: 164,939 | Gross: $125.60M

5. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze (1991)

PG | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.0
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45 Metascore

The Turtles and the Shredder battle once again, this time for the last canister of the ooze that created the Turtles, with which Shredder wants to unleash an army of new mutants.

Director: Michael Pressman | Stars: Paige Turco, David Warner, Michelan Sisti, Leif Tilden

Votes: 49,334 | Gross: $78.66M

6. Planet Terror (2007)

Not Rated | 105 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

7.1
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After an experimental bio-weapon is released, turning thousands into zombie-like creatures, it's up to a rag-tag group of survivors to stop the infected and those behind its release.

Director: Robert Rodriguez | Stars: Rose McGowan, Freddy Rodríguez, Josh Brolin, Marley Shelton

Votes: 194,091

7. Sahara (2005)

PG-13 | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.0
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41 Metascore

Master explorer Dirk Pitt goes on the adventure of a lifetime of seeking out a lost Civil War battleship known as the "Ship of Death" in the deserts of West Africa while helping a WHO doctor being hounded by a ruthless dictator.

Director: Breck Eisner | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Penélope Cruz, Steve Zahn, Jude Akuwudike

Votes: 88,757 | Gross: $68.67M

8. Earthlings (2005)

95 min | Documentary, Horror

8.7
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Using hidden cameras and never-before-seen footage, Earthlings chronicles the day-to-day practices of the largest industries in the world, all of which rely entirely on animals for profit.

Director: Shaun Monson | Star: Joaquin Phoenix

Votes: 16,820

9. The Simpsons Movie (2007)

PG-13 | 87 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.3
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80 Metascore

After Homer deliberately pollutes the town's water supply, Springfield is encased in a gigantic dome by the EPA and the family are declared fugitives.

Director: David Silverman | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 299,596 | Gross: $183.14M

10. Transporter 3 (2008)

PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Thriller

6.1
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51 Metascore

Frank Martin puts the driving gloves on to deliver Valentina, the kidnapped daughter of a Ukrainian government official, from Marseilles to Odessa on the Black Sea. En route, he has to contend with thugs who want to intercept Valentina's safe delivery and not let his personal feelings get in the way of his dangerous objective.

Director: Olivier Megaton | Stars: Jason Statham, Robert Knepper, Natalya Rudakova, François Berléand

Votes: 151,816 | Gross: $31.72M

11. Eight Legged Freaks (2002)

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

5.4
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53 Metascore

Venomous spiders get exposed to a noxious chemical that causes them to grow to monumental proportions.

Director: Ellory Elkayem | Stars: David Arquette, Kari Wuhrer, Scott Terra, Scarlett Johansson

Votes: 51,143 | Gross: $17.32M

12. Shin Godzilla (2016)

Not Rated | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.7
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67 Metascore

Japan is plunged into chaos upon the appearance of a giant monster.

Directors: Hideaki Anno, Shinji Higuchi | Stars: Hiroki Hasegawa, Yutaka Takenouchi, Satomi Ishihara, Ren Osugi

Votes: 20,124 | Gross: $1.91M

13. Chernobyl Diaries (2012)

R | 86 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.0
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Six tourists hire an extreme tour guide who takes them to the abandoned city Pripyat, the former home to the workers of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor. During their exploration, they soon discover they are not alone.

Director: Bradley Parker | Stars: Jesse McCartney, Jonathan Sadowski, Olivia Taylor Dudley, Nathan Phillips

Votes: 62,171 | Gross: $18.12M

14. Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp (2015)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy

7.4
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Follows the counselors and campers on their first day at Camp Firewood in the summer of 1981.

Stars: Marguerite Moreau, Zak Orth, Paul Rudd, Michael Showalter

Votes: 21,362

15. Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989)

R | 100 min | Adventure, Horror, Thriller

4.6
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14 Metascore

A boatful of graduating high school students headed to Manhattan accidentally pull Jason Voorhees along for the ride.

Director: Rob Hedden | Stars: Jensen Daggett, Kane Hodder, Todd Caldecott, Tiffany Paulsen

Votes: 31,219 | Gross: $14.34M

16. North Country (2005)

R | 126 min | Drama

7.3
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68 Metascore

A fictionalized account of the first major successful sexual harassment case in the United States, Jenson vs. Eveleth Mines, where a woman who endured a range of abuse while working as a miner filed and won the landmark 1984 lawsuit.

Director: Niki Caro | Stars: Charlize Theron, Jeremy Renner, Frances McDormand, Thomas Curtis

Votes: 38,125 | Gross: $18.32M

17. The Toxic Avenger (1984)

R | 82 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

6.3
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42 Metascore

Tromaville has a monstrous new hero. The Toxic Avenger is born when meek mop boy Melvin falls into a vat of toxic waste. Now evildoers will have a lot to lose.

Directors: Michael Herz, Lloyd Kaufman | Stars: Andree Maranda, Mitch Cohen, Jennifer Babtist, Cindy Manion

Votes: 23,512

18. Daylight (1996)

PG-13 | 114 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.9
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Disaster in a New York tunnel as explosions collapse both ends of it. One hero tries to help the people inside find their way to safety.

Director: Rob Cohen | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Amy Brenneman, Viggo Mortensen, Dan Hedaya

Votes: 63,289 | Gross: $33.02M

19. Men at Work (1990)

PG-13 | 98 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.0
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34 Metascore

Two garbage men uncover a conspiracy involving illegal toxic waste dumping and decide to bring the whole operation down.

Director: Emilio Estevez | Stars: Charlie Sheen, Emilio Estevez, Leslie Hope, Keith David

Votes: 21,804 | Gross: $16.25M

20. Gomorrah (2008)

Not Rated | 137 min | Crime, Drama

7.0
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87 Metascore

Scampia Vele is the corbusian architecture which has become a stronghold for Mafia of Naples, Italy.

Director: Matteo Garrone | Stars: Gianfelice Imparato, Salvatore Abbruzzese, Toni Servillo, Simone Sacchettino

Votes: 44,641 | Gross: $1.58M

21. A Civil Action (1998)

PG-13 | 115 min | Drama

6.6
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68 Metascore

A tenacious lawyer takes on a case involving a major company responsible for causing several people to be diagnosed with leukemia due to the town's water supply being contaminated, at the risk of bankrupting his firm and career.

Director: Steven Zaillian | Stars: John Travolta, Robert Duvall, Kathleen Quinlan, Tony Shalhoub

Votes: 26,516 | Gross: $56.70M

22. Alligator (1980)

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

6.0
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62 Metascore

A baby alligator is flushed down a Chicago toilet and survives by eating discarded laboratory rats injected with growth hormones. The small reptile grows gigantic, escapes the city sewers, and goes on a rampage.

Director: Lewis Teague | Stars: Robert Forster, Robin Riker, Michael V. Gazzo, Dean Jagger

Votes: 9,941

23. Body Snatchers (1993)

R | 87 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

5.9
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65 Metascore

A teenage girl and her father discover alien clones are replacing humans on a remote U.S. military base in Alabama.

Director: Abel Ferrara | Stars: Gabrielle Anwar, Meg Tilly, Terry Kinney, Reilly Murphy

Votes: 15,943 | Gross: $0.43M

24. C.H.U.D. (1984)

R | 88 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

5.6
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57 Metascore

A bizarre series of sudden disappearances on the streets of New York City seems to point toward something unsavory living in the sewers.

Director: Douglas Cheek | Stars: John Heard, Daniel Stern, Christopher Curry, Kim Greist

Votes: 9,976 | Gross: $4.65M

25. The East (2013)

PG-13 | 116 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

6.8
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68 Metascore

An operative for an elite private intelligence firm finds her priorities changing dramatically after she is tasked with infiltrating an anarchist group known for executing covert attacks upon major corporations.

Director: Zal Batmanglij | Stars: Brit Marling, Alexander Skarsgård, Ellen Page, Toby Kebbell

Votes: 47,523 | Gross: $2.27M

26. Street Trash (1987)

Unrated | 91 min | Comedy, Horror

6.1
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A liquor store owner sells alcoholic beverages to homeless people, unaware of what the bottles actually contain: toxic brew.

Director: James M. Muro | Stars: Mike Lackey, Bill Chepil, Vic Noto, Mark Sferrazza

Votes: 8,492

27. On Deadly Ground (1994)

R | 101 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

4.6
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33 Metascore

A mystical martial artist/environmental Agent takes on a ruthless oil corporation.

Director: Steven Seagal | Stars: Steven Seagal, Michael Caine, Joan Chen, John C. McGinley

Votes: 21,324 | Gross: $38.59M

28. Prophecy (1979)

PG | 102 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.5
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41 Metascore

A log company's waste mutates the environment, creating a giant killer bear-monster.

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Talia Shire, Robert Foxworth, Armand Assante, Richard Dysart

Votes: 4,110 | Gross: $18.39M

29. Black Sheep (2006)

Not Rated | 87 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.8
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62 Metascore

An experiment in genetic engineering turns harmless sheep into bloodthirsty killers that terrorize a sprawling New Zealand farm.

Director: Jonathan King | Stars: Oliver Driver, Nathan Meister, Tammy Davis, Matthew Chamberlain

Votes: 38,164 | Gross: $0.08M

30. Shattered (1991)

R | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.5
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After a horrific car wreck leaves him an amnesiac, a man slowly begins to unravel his shocking past.

Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: Tom Berenger, Bob Hoskins, Greta Scacchi, Joanne Whalley

Votes: 7,757 | Gross: $11.51M

31. Flipper (1996)

PG | 95 min | Adventure, Family

5.3
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43 Metascore

A teenage boy sent to spend the summer with his eccentric uncle on the Florida coast befriends a remarkable dolphin - and takes on local bad guys who are polluting the water. With Isaac Hayes.

Director: Alan Shapiro | Stars: Paul Hogan, Elijah Wood, Jonathan Banks, Robert Deacon

Votes: 9,708 | Gross: $20.05M

32. The Crow: Wicked Prayer (2005)

R | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

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On his way to becoming an immortal demon, a gang leader orchestrates the murder of an ex-con and his girlfriend.

Director: Lance Mungia | Stars: Yuji Okumoto, Marcus Chong, Tito Ortiz, Tara Reid

Votes: 8,013

33. Fire Down Below (1997)

R | 105 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

5.1
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40 Metascore

Going undercover in rural Kentucky, an environmental agent tries to prove the dumping of toxic waste in the local coal mines by ruthless industrialists.

Director: Félix Enríquez Alcalá | Stars: Steven Seagal, Kris Kristofferson, Marg Helgenberger, Stephen Lang

Votes: 16,046 | Gross: $16.23M

34. Fletch Lives (1989)

PG | 95 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

6.1
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40 Metascore

After receiving an inheritance in Louisiana, Los Angeles reporter Irvin Fletcher heads to the Belle Isle plantation where he gets himself into hilarious trouble.

Director: Michael Ritchie | Stars: Chevy Chase, Hal Holbrook, Julianne Phillips, R. Lee Ermey

Votes: 18,779 | Gross: $35.15M

35. The Devil We Know (2018)

95 min | Documentary

7.8
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A group of citizens in West Virginia challenges a powerful corporation to be more environmentally responsible.

Directors: Stephanie Soechtig, Jeremy Seifert | Stars: Bucky Bailey, Melinda Bailey, Joe Kiger

Votes: 685

36. 3 Ninjas: Knuckle Up (1995)

PG-13 | 85 min | Action, Comedy, Family

4.3
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39 Metascore

In this movie Rocky, Colt and TumTum must battle an evil wealthy toxic waste dumper in order to save a local Indian tribe and their friend Jo. The 3 Ninjas must help find Jo's father and ... See full summary »

Director: Sang-ok Shin | Stars: Victor Wong, Charles Napier, Michael Treanor, Max Elliott Slade

Votes: 5,120 | Gross: $0.41M

37. Nightmare City (1980)

R | 88 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.6
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An airplane exposed to radiation lands, and blood drinking zombies emerge armed with knives, guns and teeth! They go on a rampage slicing, dicing, and biting their way across the Italian countryside.

Director: Umberto Lenzi | Stars: Hugo Stiglitz, Laura Trotter, Maria Rosaria Omaggio, Francisco Rabal

Votes: 5,260

38. Daydream Nation (2010)

R | 98 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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57 Metascore

A city girl who moves to a small town and becomes entangled in a love triangle between her high school teacher and a stoner classmate.

Director: Michael Goldbach | Stars: Kat Dennings, Reece Thompson, Andie MacDowell, Josh Lucas

Votes: 11,943

39. Python (2000 TV Movie)

R | 99 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

3.7
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After a military plane crash near a small American town, a giant man-eating snake sets off on a killing spree. The locals must find a way to eliminate the snake, with the help of a scientist who knows about the snake and terminates it.

Director: Richard Clabaugh | Stars: Frayne Rosanoff, Robert Englund, Casper Van Dien, William Zabka

Votes: 3,196

40. Mutant (1984)

R | 99 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

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Two brothers discover that the residents of a small Southern town are being infected by a form of toxic waste, turning them into blood-ravenous zombies.

Directors: John 'Bud' Cardos, Mark Rosman | Stars: Wings Hauser, Bo Hopkins, Jody Medford, Lee Montgomery

Votes: 1,713

41. Breakfast of Champions (1999)

R | 110 min | Comedy

4.6
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42 Metascore

A portrait of a fictional town in the midwest that is home to a group of idiosyncratic and slightly neurotic characters. Dwayne Hoover is a wealthy car dealership owner that's on the brink ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Rudolph | Stars: Bruce Willis, Nick Nolte, Albert Finney, Barbara Hershey

Votes: 7,439 | Gross: $0.18M

42. Killer Crocodile (1989)

Not Rated | 90 min | Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi

4.6
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A group of environmentalists arrives at a faraway tropical delta where toxic waste is being dumped. However the water also hides a giant crocodile. The corrupt local officials don't help much either.

Director: Fabrizio De Angelis | Stars: Richard Anthony Crenna, Pietro Genuardi, John Harper, Sherrie Rose

Votes: 889

43. State Park (1988)

R | 87 min | Comedy

4.8
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A business man plans to dump toxic waste on a city park, but it doesn't go according to plan.

Directors: Kerry Feltham, Rafal Zielinski | Stars: Kim Myers, Isabelle Mejias, James Wilder, Jennifer Inch

Votes: 264

44. The Living Dead Girl (1982)

Not Rated | 86 min | Horror

5.8
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A toxic spill revives a beautiful, dead heiress who, with the help of her childhood friend, must quench her insatiable thirst for blood.

Director: Jean Rollin | Stars: Marina Pierro, Françoise Blanchard, Mike Marshall, Carina Barone

Votes: 1,796

45. The Being (1983)

R | 82 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

4.2
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A mutated creature is wreaking havoc in a small town in Idaho. A police chief and a government scientist team up to save their rural town from its menace.

Director: Jackie Kong | Stars: Martin Landau, Marianne Gordon, Bill Osco, José Ferrer

Votes: 1,138

46. Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty (2001 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Drama

9.0
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Two years after the death of Solid Snake, a rookie FOX-HOUND agent, on his first mission, infiltrates an offshore decontamination facility to rescue the President.

Director: Hideo Kojima | Stars: David Hayter, Quinton Flynn, Christopher Randolph, Lara Cody

Votes: 7,466

47. The Suckling (1990)

Not Rated | 89 min | Horror

4.7
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A pregnant woman reluctantly goes to an illegal abortion clinic, which also doubles as a brothel, only to have her aborted mutated fetus attack everyone at the clinic.

Director: Francis Teri | Stars: Frank Rivera, Marie Michaels, Gerald Preger, Lisa Petruno

Votes: 749

48. Impulse (1984)

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

5.9
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After a small earthquake in a tiny, quiet town, local citizens start to exhibit bizarre, violent and self-destructive behaviour.

Director: Graham Baker | Stars: Tim Matheson, Meg Tilly, Hume Cronyn, John Karlen

Votes: 1,163 | Gross: $2.50M

49. Alligator II: The Mutation (1991)

PG-13 | 92 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

3.7
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A giant alligator runs amok in a small town lake.

Director: Jon Hess | Stars: Joseph Bologna, Dee Wallace, Richard Lynch, Woody Brown

Votes: 1,875

50. Half-Life (1998 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Mystery

9.2
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Dr. Gordon Freeman must fight his way out of a secret research facility after a teleportation experiment goes disastrously wrong.

Director: Randy Pitchford | Stars: Kathy Levin, Lani Minella, Brice Armstrong, Harry S. Robins

Votes: 8,436



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