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1. Requiem for a Dream (2000)

R | 102 min | Drama

8.3
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68 Metascore

The drug-induced utopias of four Coney Island people are shattered when their addictions run deep.

Director: Darren Aronofsky | Stars: Ellen Burstyn, Jared Leto, Jennifer Connelly, Marlon Wayans

Votes: 704,110 | Gross: $3.64M

2. Magnolia (1999)

R | 188 min | Drama

8.0
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77 Metascore

An epic mosaic of interrelated characters in search of love, forgiveness, and meaning in the San Fernando Valley.

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Tom Cruise, Jason Robards, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman

Votes: 270,759 | Gross: $22.46M

3. The Running Man (1987)

R | 101 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.7
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45 Metascore

A wrongly convicted man must try to survive a public execution gauntlet staged as a game show.

Director: Paul Michael Glaser | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Maria Conchita Alonso, Yaphet Kotto, Jim Brown

Votes: 131,285 | Gross: $38.12M

4. Gamer (2009)

R | 95 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.8
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27 Metascore

In a future mind-controlling game, death row convicts are forced to battle in a 'Doom'-type environment. Convict Kable, controlled by Simon, a skilled teenage gamer, must survive thirty sessions in order to be set free. Or won't he?

Directors: Mark Neveldine, Brian Taylor | Stars: Gerard Butler, Michael C. Hall, Ludacris, Amber Valletta

Votes: 125,017 | Gross: $20.49M

5. National Lampoon's European Vacation (1985)

PG-13 | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy

6.2
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47 Metascore

The Griswolds win a vacation tour across Europe where the usual havoc ensues.

Director: Amy Heckerling | Stars: Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Dana Hill, Jason Lively

Votes: 52,593 | Gross: $49.40M

6. Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (2015)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Mystery, Sci-Fi

5.1
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29 Metascore

When Lou gets killed, Nick and Jacob fire up the hot tub time machine to get back to the past, but they inadvertently land in the future with Adam Jr. Now they have to alter the future in ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Pink | Stars: Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, Clark Duke, Adam Scott

Votes: 34,577 | Gross: $12.28M

7. Man of Tai Chi (2013)

R | 105 min | Action, Drama

6.1
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52 Metascore

A young martial artist's unparalleled Tai Chi skills land him in a highly lucrative underworld fight club.

Director: Keanu Reeves | Stars: Tiger Hu Chen, Keanu Reeves, Karen Mok, Hai Yu

Votes: 33,182 | Gross: $0.10M

8. The Condemned (2007)

R | 113 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.1
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23 Metascore

Jack Conrad is awaiting the death penalty in a corrupt Central American prison. He is "purchased" by a wealthy television producer and taken to a desolate island where he must fight to the death against nine other condemned killers from all corners of the world, with freedom going to the sole survivor.

Director: Scott Wiper | Stars: Steve Austin, Vinnie Jones, Nathan Jones, Robert Mammone

Votes: 48,438 | Gross: $0.00M

9. Shock Treatment (1981)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Musical

5.8
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36 Metascore

Janet and Brad become contestants on a game show... but wind up as captives instead.

Director: Jim Sharman | Stars: Jessica Harper, Cliff De Young, Richard O'Brien, Patricia Quinn

Votes: 4,159

10. Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex * But Were Afraid to Ask (1972)

R | 88 min | Comedy

6.8
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66 Metascore

Seven stories are trying to answer the question: what is sex? Or maybe they are not trying.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Woody Allen, Gene Wilder, Louise Lasser, John Carradine

Votes: 35,878

11. The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes (1969)

G | 91 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

6.1
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At Medfield College, an accident with a donated computer gives Dexter Riley the ability to remember any knowledge learned instantly and perfectly.

Director: Robert Butler | Stars: Kurt Russell, Cesar Romero, Joe Flynn, William Schallert

Votes: 3,850

12. The Wonders (2014)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama

6.6
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76 Metascore

A family of beekeepers living in the Tuscan countryside finds their household disrupted by the simultaneous arrival of a silently troubled teenage boy and a reality TV show intent on showcasing the family.

Director: Alice Rohrwacher | Stars: Alba Rohrwacher, Maria Alexandra Lungu, Sam Louwyck, Sabine Timoteo

Votes: 3,940 | Gross: $0.07M

13. Wicked Stepmother (1989)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Fantasy

4.2
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A mother/daughter pair of witches descend on a yuppie family's home and cause havoc, one at a time since they share one body & the other must live in a cat the rest of the time. Now it's up... See full summary »

Director: Larry Cohen | Stars: Bette Davis, Barbara Carrera, Colleen Camp, Lionel Stander

Votes: 1,519 | Gross: $0.04M

14. Deathrow Gameshow (1987)

R | 83 min | Comedy

5.0
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Chuck Toedan's the host of a gameshow featuring death row convicts competeing in life-or-death contests in hopes of cheating the executioner or, at the very least, winning some nice prizes ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Pirro | Stars: John McCafferty, Robyn Blythe, Beano, Darwyn Carson

Votes: 622

15. 13: Game of Death (2006)

R | 114 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.7
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After losing his job, his car and his money, Phuchit, Krissada Sukosol, races against time to complete 13 tasks ordered by an anonymous caller who promised 100,000,000 Thai Baht upon completion.

Director: Chookiat Sakveerakul | Stars: Krissada Sukosol, Achita Sikamana, Sarunyu Wongkrachang, Nattapong Arunnate

Votes: 5,342

16. Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl (1982)

R | 77 min | Documentary, Comedy, Musical

7.9
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The Monty Python troupe perform a combination of classic sketches and new material at the Hollywood Bowl.

Directors: Terry Hughes, Ian MacNaughton | Stars: John Cleese, Michael Palin, Eric Idle, Graham Chapman

Votes: 12,638 | Gross: $0.33M

17. Chain of Desire (1992)

Unrated | 107 min | Drama, Romance

5.3
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A series of unrelated amorous lovers are connected by a chain of desire.

Director: Temístocles López | Stars: Linda Fiorentino, Elias Koteas, Angel Aviles, Patrick Bauchau

Votes: 377 | Gross: $0.22M

18. Reckless (1995)

PG-13 | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

5.2
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On Christmas Eve, a regretful husband admits to his high-spirited wife that he has hired a contract killer to take her out. She immediately flees. A nice couple offers her shelter, but everyone have dark secrets in this wacky movie.

Director: Norman René | Stars: Mia Farrow, Tony Goldwyn, Juana Barrios, Mike Heibeck

Votes: 407 | Gross: $0.10M

19. Live! (2007)

R | 96 min | Drama

5.9
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A mockumentary following an ambitious TV network executive trying to produce a controversial reality show where contestants play Russian Roulette.

Director: Bill Guttentag | Stars: Eva Mendes, David Krumholtz, Rob Brown, Katie Cassidy

Votes: 4,708

20. Tunnel Vision (1976)

R | 70 min | Comedy

5.1
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A committee investigating TV's first uncensored network examines a typical day's programming, which includes shows, commercials, news programs, you name it. What they discover will surely ... See full summary »

Directors: Neal Israel, Bradley R. Swirnoff | Stars: Phil Proctor, Howard Hesseman, Beans Morocco, Stephen Feinberg

Votes: 544

21. Champagne for Caesar (1950)

Not Rated | 99 min | Comedy, Romance

7.5
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In order to get even with the pompous president of a soap company, an eccentric genius goes on his quiz show in order to bankrupt his company.

Director: Richard Whorf | Stars: Ronald Colman, Celeste Holm, Vincent Price, Barbara Britton

Votes: 916

22. Three Can Play That Game (2007)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Romance

4.8
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Shante Smith is a relationship expert who uses her knowledge of the male psyche to help women get what they want.

Director: Samad Davis | Stars: Vivica A. Fox, Jason George, Jazsmin Lewis, Tony Rock

Votes: 721

23. Series 7: The Contenders (2001)

R | 86 min | Comedy, Thriller

6.6
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55 Metascore

A TV program selects people at random to kill one another for fame and their freedom.

Director: Daniel Minahan | Stars: Brooke Smith, Marylouise Burke, Mark Woodbury, Michael Kaycheck

Votes: 6,193 | Gross: $0.17M

24. The Final Curtain (2002)

R | 85 min | Drama

5.8
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A rivalry develops between a showbiz veteran and an upstart newcomer.

Director: Patrick Harkins | Stars: Aidan Gillen, Adrian Lester, Peter O'Toole, Iain Rogerson

Votes: 503

25. Cherry Hill High (1977)

R | 87 min | Comedy

4.0
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Five sexy high school graduates try to lose their virginity in a creative manner.

Director: Alex E. Goitein | Stars: Nina Carson, Lynn Hastings, Gloria Upson, Stephanie Lawlor

Votes: 106

26. The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes (1995 TV Movie)

87 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

5.1
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By accident, the content of a computer encyclopedia is transferred into the brain of Dexter Riley, a less than average college boy. Because of his newly acquired knowledge he competes in a ... See full summary »

Director: Peyton Reed | Stars: Kirk Cameron, Larry Miller, Jason Bernard, Andrew Woodworth

Votes: 711

27. Recep Ivedik 4 (2014)

117 min | Comedy

3.8
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Recep Ivedik coaches the children football team in his neighborhood. For the training he uses the only free piece of land as football field on which he used to play football as a child. ... See full summary »

Director: Togan Gökbakar | Stars: Sahan Gökbakar, Firuze Gamze Aksu, Gamze Aksu, Adem Atbas

Votes: 13,336

28. 12 corazones (2004– )

60 min | Game-Show, Romance

6.3
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Stars: Penelope Menchaca, C.J. Stussi, Edward'O, Patricia Prata

Votes: 65

29. Whoops Apocalypse (1982– )

30 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.3
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A light-hearted look at the final week before doomsday. American President Johnny Cyclops is trying to run a re-election campaign while dealing with the Russians, a deposed Shah needing to ... See full summary »

Stars: Barry Morse, John Barron, Ed Bishop, Bruce Montague

Votes: 210

30. The Contestant (2007)

84 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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A black comedy chronicling the fate of the biggest gameshow prize in history.

Director: Rodrigo Cortés | Stars: Leonardo Sbaraglia, Chete Lera, Miryam Gallego, Fernando Cayo

Votes: 1,404

31. Supermax (2016– )

45 min | Action, Horror, Mystery

6.2
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Twelve people are confined together in an abandoned maximum security prison in the middle of the Amazon forest, and end up having to fight for their lives against unknown creatures, supernatural odds and their worst enemy: themselves.

Stars: Mariana Ximenes, Cleo, Ademir Emboava, Bruno Bellarmino

Votes: 254

32. Jimmy Neutron: Win, Lose and Kaboom (2004 TV Movie)

TV-Y | 73 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.7
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Retroville becomes ground zero for a meteor engraved with a mysterious alien message, which only the best and brightest(naturally, Jimmy) can translate. When he finally figures the message ... See full summary »

Director: Mike Gasaway | Stars: Tim Allen, Alyssa Milano, Carlos Alazraqui, Jeff Bennett

Votes: 410

33. Cheeky (2003)

94 min | Comedy, Drama

6.2
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Consumed with sadness after the death of his wife and subsequent rejection from his son, a widower, at the urging of his friends, opts to appear on a vulgar, wildly popular game show (for ... See full summary »

Director: David Thewlis | Stars: David Thewlis, Lisa Gorman, Sean Ward, Rosalind Knight

Votes: 190

34. Bheja Fry 2 (2011)

Not Rated | 129 min | Comedy, Drama

4.7
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A tax-evading businessman and an income-tax officer get stranded on an isolated island.

Director: Sagar Ballary | Stars: Vinay Pathak, Kay Kay Menon, Minissha Lamba, Rukhsar Rehman

Votes: 1,161

35. Roads to Riches (2002)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

5.4
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An aging former child star tries to capture the wealth that has always eluded him by latching on to a lucky man while both have their eye on the same girl of their dreams.

Director: Michelle Gallagher | Stars: Robert Forster, Rose McGowan, Kip Pardue, Harry Hamlin

Votes: 432

36. The Gladiators (1969)

Not Rated | 102 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

6.8
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Some time in the future, East and West have stopped maintaining standing armies and nuclear weapons. Instead, to settle their differences they pit different teams of crack combat specialists against each other.

Director: Peter Watkins | Stars: Arthur Pentelow, Frederick Danner, Hans Bendrik, Daniel Harle

Votes: 419

37. Ratchet: Deadlocked (2005 Video Game)

T | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi

8.3
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Ratchet, Clank, and Al got taken by Gleeman Vox. Now Ratchet is Force to compete in a underground game call Dread zone. With the help of Clank and Al they are forced to watch their Lombax ... See full summary »

Stars: James Arnold Taylor, David Kaye, Jim Ward, Armin Shimerman

Votes: 510

38. Final Round (1994 Video)

R | 75 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

3.7
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After a recruiter sees him winning a bar fight, Tyler Verdiccio is kidnapped and thrown into an abandoned industrial complex which has been converted into the arena. Along with his lover, ... See full summary »

Director: George Erschbamer | Stars: Lorenzo Lamas, Kathleen Kinmont, Anthony De Longis, Clark Johnson

Votes: 203

39. Das Millionenspiel (1970 TV Movie)

96 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.9
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A candidate in a game show is hunted by three men. He will get a Million DMark, if he survives for a week; the hunters will get the money, if they can kill the candidate. The audience of ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Toelle | Stars: Jörg Pleva, Suzanne Roquette, Dieter Thomas Heck, Theo Fink

Votes: 976

40. Crying Ladies (2003)

Not Rated | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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54 Metascore

A whimsical comedy about three women who cry at funerals, professionally.

Director: Mark Meily | Stars: Sharon Cuneta, Hilda Koronel, Angel Aquino, Eric Quizon

Votes: 224 | Gross: $0.11M

41. Viewer Discretion Advised (1998)

Not Rated | 105 min | Comedy, Horror

3.4
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Ted Smith becomes trapped in the TV shows he watches, which include a horror movie, commercials, game shows, and spoofs of singular purpose cable channels (e.g. The Time Channel).

Directors: Eddie Beverly Jr., Tommy Blaze, Philip Morton, Richard Peters | Stars: Ken Donovan, Philip Morton, Caroline Jett, Tommy Blaze

Votes: 106

42. Pera o bayong (Not da TV) (2000)

124 min | Comedy

6.8
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Director: Edgar Mortiz | Stars: Willie Revillame, Randy Santiago, John Estrada, Roderick Paulate

Votes: 12

43. Temmink: The Ultimate Fight (1998)

90 min | Action, Sci-Fi

6.6
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Somewhere in the near future, exists 'the Arena'. Here men with an 'aggression-gene' with which they want to live no longer, are being admitted to fulfil their wish to die. Through fights ... See full summary »

Director: Boris Paval Conen | Stars: Jack Wouterse, Jacob Derwig, Herman Gilis, Will van Kralingen

Votes: 597

44. Mr. Coconut (1989)

100 min | Comedy, Family

6.5
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Mr. Coconut, who arrives in town from Hainan China where he lived with his coconuts. Here in the sophisticated urban jungles of Hong Kong. Mr. Coconut has finally reunited with his family, ... See full summary »

Director: Clifton Ko | Stars: Michael Hui, Raymond Bak-Ming Wong, Olivia Cheng, Joey Wang

Votes: 133

45. Who Wants to Be an Erotic Billionaire? (2002 Video)

77 min | Comedy

5.0
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Remis Phildin (Julian Wells) hosts the game show where the lucky winners get not only a billion dollars in prize money but also get the hot hostess Bambi (Vivica Taylor)as well.

Directors: John Bacchus, John Paul Fedele, Joe Ned, Michael Raso | Stars: Julian Wells, Vivica Taylor, Bethany Lott, Allison Slinger

Votes: 27

46. Laa-thaa-phii (2006)

100 min | Horror

4.8
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Ghost Game tells the story of 11 contestants who sign up for a scary reality show which forces them to confront the supernatural and their innermost fears. They're brought to an ancient war... See full summary »

Director: Sarawut Wichiensarn | Stars: Pachornpol Jantieng, Thanyanan Mahapirun, Phongsak Rattanapong, Zeenam Soonthorn

Votes: 405

47. Absolute Aggression (1996)

R | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

4.0
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In the year 2011, the prison system is run by the private sector. Business tycoon R.D. Crowley (Robert Davi) has created a Virtual Reality prison. The prisoner's bodies are locked in ... See full summary »

Director: J. Christian Ingvordsen | Stars: Robert Davi, Kayle Watson, Terry Anderson, J. Christian Ingvordsen

Votes: 91

48. Safety in Numbers (2006)

90 min | Horror

3.3
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Several survival contestants return to the island for a weekend TV reunion show get more than they bargain for when they disappear one by one.

Director: David J. Douglas | Stars: Jessica Napier, Ben Tari, Henry Nixon, Tasma Walton

Votes: 175

49. Public Domain (2003)

77 min | Comedy

3.0
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A dark, wryly funny film about a game show run by smug pseudo-intellectuals that awards money to the contestant with the most pathetic life. The "contestants" are unaware they're even ... See full summary »

Director: Kris Lefcoe | Stars: Nicole de Boer, Don McKellar, Jason Jones, Nadia Litz

Votes: 127

50. Les secrets professionnels du Docteur Apfelgluck (1991)

95 min | Comedy

5.3
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Five short stories told by an eccentric psychiatrist about the misadventures of some of his patients.

Directors: Alessandro Capone, Stéphane Clavier, Mathias Ledoux, Thierry Lhermitte, Hervé Palud | Stars: Jacques Villeret, Micha Bayard, Ticky Holgado, Claire Nadeau

Votes: 402



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