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1. His Dark Materials (2019– )

60 min | Adventure, Drama, Family | Post-production

Two children embark on a magical adventure through parallel universes.

Stars: Archie Barnes, Kit Connor, Dafne Keen, Tyler Howitt

2. The Terror (2018– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Adventure, Drama, History

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Supernatural, semihistorical, horror anthology series, where each season is inspired by a different infamous or mysterious real life historical tragedy.

Stars: Jared Harris, Derek Mio, Tobias Menzies, Kiki Sukezane

Votes: 31,077

3. Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

PG-13 | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.9
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66 Metascore

Steve Rogers, a rejected military soldier transforms into Captain America after taking a dose of a "Super-Soldier serum". But being Captain America comes at a price as he attempts to take down a war monger and a terrorist organization.

Director: Joe Johnston | Stars: Chris Evans, Hugo Weaving, Samuel L. Jackson, Hayley Atwell

Votes: 685,856 | Gross: $176.65M

4. Man of Steel (2013)

PG-13 | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.1
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55 Metascore

Clark Kent is an alien who as a child was evacuated from his dying world and came to Earth, living as a normal human. But when survivors of his alien home invade Earth, he must reveal himself to the world.

Director: Zack Snyder | Stars: Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Diane Lane

Votes: 657,043 | Gross: $291.05M

5. The Golden Compass (2007)

PG-13 | 113 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

6.1
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51 Metascore

In a parallel universe, young Lyra Belacqua journeys to the far North to save her best friend and other kidnapped children from terrible experiments by a mysterious organization.

Director: Chris Weitz | Stars: Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig, Dakota Blue Richards, Ben Walker

Votes: 169,695 | Gross: $70.11M

6. Transformers (2007)

PG-13 | 144 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.0
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61 Metascore

An ancient struggle between two Cybertronian races, the heroic Autobots and the evil Decepticons, comes to Earth, with a clue to the ultimate power held by a teenager.

Director: Michael Bay | Stars: Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson

Votes: 575,035 | Gross: $319.25M

7. The Last Airbender (2010)

PG | 103 min | Action, Adventure, Family

4.1
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20 Metascore

Follows the adventures of Aang, a young successor to a long line of Avatars, who must master all four elements and stop the Fire Nation from enslaving the Water Tribes and the Earth Kingdom.

Director: M. Night Shyamalan | Stars: Noah Ringer, Nicola Peltz, Jackson Rathbone, Dev Patel

Votes: 139,583 | Gross: $131.56M

8. The Day After Tomorrow (2004)

PG-13 | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.4
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47 Metascore

Jack Hall, paleoclimatologist, must make a daring trek from Washington, D.C. to New York City to reach his son, trapped in the cross-hairs of a sudden international storm which plunges the planet into a new Ice Age.

Director: Roland Emmerich | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Jake Gyllenhaal, Emmy Rossum, Dash Mihok

Votes: 392,713 | Gross: $186.74M

9. Arctic (2018)

PG-13 | 98 min | Adventure, Drama

6.8
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71 Metascore

A man stranded in the Arctic after a plane crash must decide whether to remain in the relative safety of his makeshift camp or to embark on a deadly trek through the unknown.

Director: Joe Penna | Stars: Mads Mikkelsen, Maria Thelma Smáradóttir, Tintrinai Thikhasuk

Votes: 28,270 | Gross: $2.41M

10. Geostorm (2017)

PG-13 | 109 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.3
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21 Metascore

When the network of satellites designed to control the global climate starts to attack Earth, it's a race against the clock for its creator to uncover the real threat before a worldwide Geostorm wipes out everything and everyone.

Director: Dean Devlin | Stars: Gerard Butler, Jim Sturgess, Abbie Cornish, Alexandra Maria Lara

Votes: 82,737 | Gross: $33.70M

11. 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: 288,719 | Gross: $173.01M

12. G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009)

PG-13 | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

5.8
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32 Metascore

An elite military unit comprised of special operatives known as G.I. Joe, operating out of The Pit, takes on an evil organization led by a notorious arms dealer.

Director: Stephen Sommers | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Channing Tatum, Marlon Wayans, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje

Votes: 192,687 | Gross: $152.27M

13. Fortitude (2015–2018)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.4
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Perched on the edge of the Arctic Circle, Fortitude is one of the safest towns on earth. There has never been a violent crime here. Until now.

Stars: Richard Dormer, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson, Sienna Guillory, Mia Jexen

Votes: 17,986

14. Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)

PG-13 | 165 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

5.6
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32 Metascore

When humanity allies with a bounty hunter in pursuit of Optimus Prime, the Autobots turn to a mechanic and his family for help.

Director: Michael Bay | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor, Stanley Tucci

Votes: 286,951 | Gross: $245.44M

15. Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1994)

R | 123 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

6.4
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When the brilliant but unorthodox scientist Dr. Victor Frankenstein rejects the artificial man that he has created, the Creature escapes and later swears revenge.

Director: Kenneth Branagh | Stars: Robert De Niro, Kenneth Branagh, Helena Bonham Carter, Tom Hulce

Votes: 48,505 | Gross: $22.01M

16. Tremors: A Cold Day in Hell (2018 Video)

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

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The new sequel finds Burt Gummer, who's dying from Graboid poison, and his son Travis at a remote research station in Canada's Nunavut Territory, where they must go up against a new batch of Graboids to save Burt's life.

Director: Don Michael Paul | Stars: Jay Anstey, Alistair Moulton Black, Paul du Toit, Michael Gross

Votes: 3,645

17. Helix (2014–2015)

TV-PG | 40 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

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A team of scientists are thrust into a potentially life-or-death situation when they arrive in the Arctic to secretly investigate what could be an outbreak of a strange disease in a secluded international research facility.

Stars: Billy Campbell, Kyra Zagorsky, Mark Ghanimé, Jordan Hayes

Votes: 27,499

18. Two Lovers and a Bear (2016)

R | 96 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.1
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61 Metascore

Set in a small town near the North Pole where roads lead to nowhere, the story follows Roman (DeHaan) and Lucy (Maslany), two burning souls who come together to make a leap for life and inner peace.

Director: Kim Nguyen | Stars: Tatiana Maslany, Dane DeHaan, Joel Gagne, Gordon Pinsent

Votes: 1,573

19. Life (2009)

TV-G | 473 min | Documentary

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David Attenborough's legendary BBC crew explains and shows wildlife all over planet earth in 10 episodes. The first is an overview of the challenges facing life, the others are dedicated to... See full summary »

Stars: Oprah Winfrey, David Attenborough, Doug Allan, Barrie Britton

Votes: 35,189

20. War, Inc. (2008)

R | 107 min | Action, Comedy, Thriller

5.6
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37 Metascore

A corporation hires a professional assassin to pose as its trade show representative who must organize the wedding of a Middle Eastern pop star, which will allow him the opportunity to kill a Middle Eastern politician.

Director: Joshua Seftel | Stars: John Cusack, Marisa Tomei, Hilary Duff, Joan Cusack

Votes: 21,053 | Gross: $0.58M

21. Aloft (2014)

R | 112 min | Drama

5.3
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34 Metascore

A struggling mother encounters the son she abandoned 20 years earlier.

Director: Claudia Llosa | Stars: Jennifer Connelly, Cillian Murphy, Mélanie Laurent, William Shimell

Votes: 3,071 | Gross: $0.05M

22. Before the Flood (2016)

PG | 96 min | Documentary

8.3
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63 Metascore

A look at how climate change affects our environment and what society can do to prevent the demise of endangered species, ecosystems and native communities across the planet.

Director: Fisher Stevens | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Ki-moon Ban, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Mike Brune

Votes: 24,171

23. An Inconvenient Truth (2006)

PG | 96 min | Documentary, News

7.4
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75 Metascore

Filmmaker Davis Guggenheim follows Al Gore on the lecture circuit, as the former presidential candidate campaigns to raise public awareness of the dangers of global warming and calls for immediate action to curb its destructive effects on the environment.

Director: Davis Guggenheim | Stars: Al Gore, Billy West, George Bush, George W. Bush

Votes: 78,079 | Gross: $23.81M

24. Never Cry Wolf (1983)

PG | 105 min | Adventure, Drama

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A government researcher, sent to research the "menace" of wolves in the north, learns about the true beneficial and positive nature of the species.

Director: Carroll Ballard | Stars: Charles Martin Smith, Brian Dennehy, Zachary Ittimangnaq, Samson Jorah

Votes: 7,214 | Gross: $29.60M

25. Frozen Planet (2011)

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

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Focuses on life and the environment in both the Arctic and Antarctic.

Stars: David Attenborough, Alec Baldwin, Chadden Hunter, Ted Giffords

Votes: 23,489

26. The Thaw (2009)

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

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A research expedition to the Arctic discovers that a melting polar ice cap has released a deadly prehistoric parasite.

Director: Mark A. Lewis | Stars: Val Kilmer, Alexandra Staseson, Brad Dryborough, Greg Rogers

Votes: 10,839

27. Stargate: Continuum (2008 Video)

Not Rated | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.5
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Ba'al travels back in time and prevents the Stargate program from being started. SG-1 must somehow restore history.

Director: Martin Wood | Stars: Ben Browder, Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge, Michael Shanks

Votes: 21,550

28. Superman: Unbound (2013 Video)

PG-13 | 75 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

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Superman and Supergirl take on the cybernetic Brainiac, who boasts that he possesses "the knowledge and strength of 10,000 worlds."

Director: James Tucker | Stars: Matt Bomer, Stana Katic, John Noble, Molly C. Quinn

Votes: 10,455

29. See Spot Run (2001)

PG | 94 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.4
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24 Metascore

A mailman takes care of a dog that, unbeknownst to him, is an FBI drug-sniffing superdog that has escaped from the witness protection program after becoming the target of an assassination.

Director: John Whitesell | Stars: David Arquette, Michael Clarke Duncan, Leslie Bibb, Joe Viterelli

Votes: 8,373 | Gross: $33.36M

30. The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953)

Approved | 80 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.7
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A ferocious dinosaur awakened by an Arctic atomic test terrorizes the North Atlantic and, ultimately, New York City.

Director: Eugène Lourié | Stars: Paul Hubschmid, Paula Raymond, Cecil Kellaway, Kenneth Tobey

Votes: 6,306 | Gross: $5.00M

31. She (1935)

Approved | 101 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Romance

6.5
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Leo Vincey, told by his dying uncle of a lost land visited 500 years ago by his ancestor, heads out with family friend Horace Holly to try to discover the land and its secret of immortality... See full summary »

Directors: Lansing C. Holden, Irving Pichel | Stars: Helen Gahagan, Randolph Scott, Helen Mack, Nigel Bruce

Votes: 1,334

32. Iceman (1984)

PG | 100 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

6.1
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A prehistoric Neanderthal man found frozen in ice is revived by an arctic exploration team, who then attempt to use him for their own scientific means.

Director: Fred Schepisi | Stars: Timothy Hutton, Lindsay Crouse, John Lone, Josef Sommer

Votes: 4,865 | Gross: $7.34M

33. The Snow Walker (2003)

PG | 103 min | Adventure, Drama

7.3
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A pilot and his passenger struggle for survival after crashing in the Arctic tundra.

Director: Charles Martin Smith | Stars: Barry Pepper, Annabella Piugattuk, James Cromwell, Kiersten Warren

Votes: 9,640

34. Harbinger Down (2015)

R | 82 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

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While studying the effects of global warming on a pod of whales, grad students on a crabbing vessel and its crew uncover frozen Soviet space shuttle and unintentionally release a monstrous organism from it.

Director: Alec Gillis | Stars: Lance Henriksen, Camille Balsamo, Matt Winston, Reid Collums

Votes: 5,145

35. Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1961)

PG | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

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When the Earth is threatened by a burning Van Allen Radiation Belt, U.S. Navy Admiral Harriman Nelson plans to shoot a nuclear missile at the Belt, using his experimental atomic submarine, the Seaview.

Director: Irwin Allen | Stars: Walter Pidgeon, Joan Fontaine, Barbara Eden, Peter Lorre

Votes: 5,160

36. Futurama: Bender's Big Score (2007 Video)

Not Rated | 88 min | Animation, Comedy, Romance

7.7
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Planet Express sees a hostile takeover and Bender falls into the hands of criminals where he is used to fulfill their schemes.

Director: Dwayne Carey-Hill | Stars: Billy West, Katey Sagal, John DiMaggio, Tress MacNeille

Votes: 31,930

37. Nanook of the North (1922)

Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary

7.6
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In this silent predecessor to the modern documentary, film-maker Robert J. Flaherty spends one year following the lives of Nanook and his family, Inuits living in the Arctic Circle.

Director: Robert J. Flaherty | Stars: Allakariallak, Alice Nevalinga, Cunayou, Allegoo

Votes: 9,865

38. Norm of the North: Keys to the Kingdom (2017)

PG | 91 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

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Norm, the newly crowned polar bear king of the arctic, must save New York City and his home. But Norm goes from hero to villain when he's framed for a crime he didn't commit. He must work ... See full summary »

Directors: Tim Maltby, Richard Finn | Stars: Andrew Toth, Cole Howard, Maya Kay, Jennifer Cameron

Votes: 512

39. The Island at the Top of the World (1974)

G | 93 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

6.2
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In 1907, four explorers discover a lost colony of Vikings in the Arctic.

Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: David Hartman, Donald Sinden, Jacques Marin, Mako

Votes: 2,175

40. Bear Island (1979)

PG | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

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On the remote Norwegian Bear Island, used as a submarine base by the Germans during World War II, U.N. scientist Larsen sends a distress signal using an emergency N.A.T.O. frequency, and is received by scientific vessel Morning Rose.

Director: Don Sharp | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Vanessa Redgrave, Richard Widmark, Christopher Lee

Votes: 1,903

41. King Kong Escapes (1967)

G | 96 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

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King Kong is brought in by an evil ruler to dig for precious gems in a mine when the robot MechaKong is unable to do the task. This leads to the machine and the real Kong engaging in a tremendous battle that threatens to level Japan.

Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Rhodes Reason, Mie Hama, Linda Miller, Akira Takarada

Votes: 2,018

42. Arctic Air (2012–2014)

60 min | Drama

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Set in Yellowknife, portrays renegade bush pilots at work and play in Canada's north.

Stars: Adam Beach, Pascale Hutton, Kevin McNulty, Stephen Lobo

Votes: 952

43. The Land Unknown (1957)

Passed | 78 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

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Three men and a woman crash-land in a deep crater in Antarctica, where they find a prehistoric world.

Director: Virgil W. Vogel | Stars: Jock Mahoney, Shirley Patterson, William Reynolds, Henry Brandon

Votes: 1,351

44. The Red Tent (1969)

G | 158 min | Adventure, Drama

7.0
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Torn by personal guilt, Italian General Umberto Nobile reminisces about his 1928 failed Arctic expedition aboard the airship Italia.

Director: Mikhail Kalatozov | Stars: Sean Connery, Peter Finch, Mario Adorf, Luigi Vannucchi

Votes: 1,627

45. Gammera the Invincible (1966)

Unrated | 86 min | Family, Sci-Fi

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An atomic explosion awakens Gammera--a giant, fire-breathing turtle monster--from his millions of years of hibernation. Enraged at being roused from such a sound sleep, he takes it out on Tokyo.

Directors: Sandy Howard, Noriaki Yuasa | Stars: Albert Dekker, Brian Donlevy, Diane Findlay, John Baragrey

Votes: 900

46. Long Way North (2015)

PG | 81 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.3
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70 Metascore

In 1882, a young Russian aristocrat goes on an epic adventure to find out what happened to her grandfather and save her family's reputation.

Director: Rémi Chayé | Stars: Christa Théret, Féodor Atkine, Peter Hudson, Antony Hickling

Votes: 2,164

47. Chasing Ice (2012)

PG-13 | 75 min | Documentary, Biography

7.8
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75 Metascore

Follow National Geographic photographer James Balog across the Arctic as he deploys time-lapse cameras designed for one purpose: to capture a multi-year record of the world's changing glaciers.

Director: Jeff Orlowski | Stars: James Balog, Svavar Jónatansson, Louie Psihoyos, Kitty Boone

Votes: 7,839 | Gross: $1.33M

48. Far North (2007)

R | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.1
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A soldier's unexpected arrival affects two women's simple existence.

Director: Asif Kapadia | Stars: Michelle Yeoh, Michelle Krusiec, Sean Bean, Gary Pillai

Votes: 2,676

49. Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner (2001)

R | 172 min | Drama

7.5
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91 Metascore

The telling of an Inuit legend of an evil spirit causing strife in the community and one warrior's endurance and battle of its menace.

Director: Zacharias Kunuk | Stars: Natar Ungalaaq, Sylvia Ivalu, Peter-Henry Arnatsiaq, Lucy Tulugarjuk

Votes: 6,057 | Gross: $3.79M

50. The White Dawn (1974)

PG | 110 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.0
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In 1896, three whalers are stranded in the Arctic North Canada and seek refuge with an Eskimo tribe. Gradually, they gain control with the Eskimo village and introduce gambling, booze, ... See full summary »

Director: Philip Kaufman | Stars: Warren Oates, Timothy Bottoms, Louis Gossett Jr., Joanasie Salamonie

Votes: 633



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