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1. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)

PG | 115 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

6.6
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72 Metascore

A young boy wins a tour through the most magnificent chocolate factory in the world, led by the world's most unusual candy maker.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Johnny Depp, Freddie Highmore, David Kelly, Helena Bonham Carter

Votes: 395,056 | Gross: $206.46M

2. Men in Black (1997)

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

7.3
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71 Metascore

A police officer joins a secret organization that polices and monitors extraterrestrial interactions on Earth.

Director: Barry Sonnenfeld | Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Will Smith, Linda Fiorentino, Vincent D'Onofrio

Votes: 484,210 | Gross: $250.69M

3. Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)

PG-13 | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.1
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70 Metascore

As Scott Lang balances being both a Super Hero and a father, Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym present an urgent new mission that finds the Ant-Man fighting alongside The Wasp to uncover secrets from their past.

Director: Peyton Reed | Stars: Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Peña, Walton Goggins

Votes: 260,251 | Gross: $216.65M

4. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)

PG | 153 min | Action, Adventure, Family

7.6
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78 Metascore

As Harry Potter begins his sixth year at Hogwarts, he discovers an old book marked as "the property of the Half-Blood Prince" and begins to learn more about Lord Voldemort's dark past.

Director: David Yates | Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Michael Gambon

Votes: 426,204 | Gross: $301.96M

5. Jumanji (1995)

PG | 104 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

7.0
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39 Metascore

When two kids find and play a magical board game, they release a man trapped for decades in it and a host of dangers that can only be stopped by finishing the game.

Director: Joe Johnston | Stars: Robin Williams, Kirsten Dunst, Bonnie Hunt, Jonathan Hyde

Votes: 275,332 | Gross: $100.48M

6. Starship Troopers (1997)

R | 129 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.2
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51 Metascore

Humans in a fascist, militaristic future wage war with giant alien bugs.

Director: Paul Verhoeven | Stars: Casper Van Dien, Denise Richards, Dina Meyer, Jake Busey

Votes: 253,405 | Gross: $54.81M

7. The Mist (2007)

R | 126 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

7.1
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58 Metascore

A freak storm unleashes a species of bloodthirsty creatures on a small town, where a small band of citizens hole up in a supermarket and fight for their lives.

Director: Frank Darabont | Stars: Thomas Jane, Marcia Gay Harden, Laurie Holden, Andre Braugher

Votes: 264,078 | Gross: $25.59M

8. King Kong (2005)

PG-13 | 187 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.2
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81 Metascore

A greedy film producer assembles a team of moviemakers and sets out for the infamous Skull Island, where they find more than just cannibalistic natives.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann

Votes: 371,198 | Gross: $218.08M

9. Wreck-It Ralph (2012)

PG | 101 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.7
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72 Metascore

A video game villain wants to be a hero and sets out to fulfill his dream, but his quest brings havoc to the whole arcade where he lives.

Director: Rich Moore | Stars: John C. Reilly, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch, Sarah Silverman

Votes: 351,743 | Gross: $189.42M

10. Ender's Game (2013)

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

6.6
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51 Metascore

Young Ender Wiggin is recruited by the International Military to lead the fight against the Formics, an insectoid alien race who had previously tried to invade Earth and had inflicted heavy losses on humankind.

Director: Gavin Hood | Stars: Harrison Ford, Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld, Abigail Breslin

Votes: 213,462 | Gross: $61.74M

11. Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012)

PG | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.8
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41 Metascore

Sean Anderson partners with his mom's husband on a mission to find his grandfather, who is thought to be missing on a mythical island.

Director: Brad Peyton | Stars: Josh Hutcherson, Dwayne Johnson, Michael Caine, Luis Guzmán

Votes: 85,058 | Gross: $103.86M

12. Borderlands 2 (2012 Video Game)

M | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

8.7
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A new group of adventurers arrives on the frontier planet Pandora. They are assassinated by Handsome Jack, the most powerful merc on the planet. One of them survives and with the help of a deranged talking robot seeks loot and revenge.

Director: Paul Hellquist | Stars: Lynn Andrews III, Yasemin Arslan, Justin Barad, Sue Birch

Votes: 4,684

13. Land of the Lost (2009)

PG-13 | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.3
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32 Metascore

On his latest expedition, Dr. Rick Marshall is sucked into a space-time vortex alongside his research assistant and a redneck survivalist. In this alternate universe, the trio make friends with a primate named Chaka, their only ally in a world full of dinosaurs and other fantastic creatures.

Director: Brad Silberling | Stars: Will Ferrell, Danny McBride, Anna Friel, Jorma Taccone

Votes: 61,198 | Gross: $49.44M

14. Them! (1954)

Not Rated | 94 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

7.2
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The earliest atomic tests in New Mexico cause common ants to mutate into giant man-eating monsters that threaten civilization.

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: James Whitmore, Edmund Gwenn, Joan Weldon, James Arness

Votes: 18,280

15. Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)

PG | 117 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

8.1
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86 Metascore

Warrior and pacifist Princess Nausicaä desperately struggles to prevent two warring nations from destroying themselves and their dying planet.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Sumi Shimamoto, Mahito Tsujimura, Hisako Kyôda, Gorô Naya

Votes: 130,534 | Gross: $0.50M

16. Lexx: The Dark Zone Stories (1996–2002)

R | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.3
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A group of disparate fugitives from an interplanetary tyranny find themselves in control of a massively powerful starship.

Stars: Brian Downey, Michael McManus, Jeffrey Hirschfield, Xenia Seeberg

Votes: 6,883

17. James and the Giant Peach (1996)

PG | 79 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

6.7
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An orphan, who lives with his two cruel aunts, befriends anthropomorphic bugs who live inside a giant peach, and they embark on a journey to New York City.

Director: Henry Selick | Stars: Paul Terry, Joanna Lumley, Pete Postlethwaite, Simon Callow

Votes: 56,666 | Gross: $28.93M

18. Naked Lunch (1991)

R | 115 min | Drama

7.1
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67 Metascore

After developing an addiction to the substance he uses to kill bugs, an exterminator accidentally kills his wife, and becomes involved in a secret government plot being orchestrated by giant bugs in a port town in North Africa.

Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: Peter Weller, Judy Davis, Ian Holm, Julian Sands

Votes: 43,309 | Gross: $2.54M

19. The Fly (1958)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.1
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A scientist has a horrific accident when he tries to use his newly invented teleportation device.

Director: Kurt Neumann | Stars: David Hedison, Patricia Owens, Vincent Price, Herbert Marshall

Votes: 19,193 | Gross: $3.00M

20. Phantasm (1979)

R | 88 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

6.8
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72 Metascore

A teenage boy and his friends face off against a mysterious grave robber known only as the Tall Man, who keeps a lethal arsenal of terrible weapons with him.

Director: Don Coscarelli | Stars: A. Michael Baldwin, Bill Thornbury, Reggie Bannister, Kathy Lester

Votes: 28,991 | Gross: $11.99M

21. Mimic (1997)

R | 105 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

5.9
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55 Metascore

Three years ago, entomologist Dr. Susan Tyler genetically created an insect to kill cockroaches carrying a virulent disease. Now, the insects are out to destroy their only predator, mankind.

Director: Guillermo del Toro | Stars: Mira Sorvino, Jeremy Northam, Alexander Goodwin, Giancarlo Giannini

Votes: 43,298 | Gross: $25.48M

22. Absentia (I) (2011)

R | 87 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

5.8
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A woman and her sister begin to link a mysterious tunnel to a series of disappearances, including that of her own husband.

Director: Mike Flanagan | Stars: Catherine Parker, Courtney Bell, Dave Levine, Justin Gordon

Votes: 15,694

23. Caveman (1981)

PG | 91 min | Comedy, Romance

5.8
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55 Metascore

A caveman (Sir Ringo Starr) seeks revenge on a much larger competitor (John Matuszak) for the hand of a beautiful cavewoman (Barbara Bach).

Director: Carl Gottlieb | Stars: Ringo Starr, Dennis Quaid, Shelley Long, Jack Gilford

Votes: 6,654 | Gross: $15.97M

24. Doctor Dolittle (1967)

Approved | 152 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

6.2
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34 Metascore

After the animal communicating veterinarian goes too far for his clientele, he and his friends escape their hometown to the sea in search of the Great Pink Sea Snail.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Rex Harrison, Samantha Eggar, Anthony Newley, Richard Attenborough

Votes: 7,705 | Gross: $9.00M

25. Starship Troopers 3: Marauder (2008 Video)

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

4.3
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Johnny Rico is called back into action to defeat the bugs.

Director: Edward Neumeier | Stars: Casper Van Dien, Jolene Blalock, Stephen Hogan, Boris Kodjoe

Votes: 21,753

26. Princess of Mars (2009 Video)

Not Rated | 93 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller, War

3.1
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When a solider in the middle east gets wounded in the line of duty, he is teleported to the planet Barsoom. There, he must face the hostile aliens to fight for his survival again.

Director: Mark Atkins | Stars: Antonio Sabato Jr., Traci Lords, Matt Lasky, Chacko Vadaketh

Votes: 1,447

27. This Island Earth (1955)

Passed | 86 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

5.9
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Aliens come to Earth seeking scientists to help them in their war.

Director: Joseph M. Newman | Stars: Jeff Morrow, Faith Domergue, Rex Reason, Lance Fuller

Votes: 8,204

28. Dracula 3D (2012)

Not Rated | 110 min | Horror, Romance, Thriller

3.5
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25 Metascore

Asia Argento stars in horror legend Dario Argento's sexy spin on the classic tale about the sharp-toothed count who craves human blood.

Director: Dario Argento | Stars: Thomas Kretschmann, Marta Gastini, Asia Argento, Unax Ugalde

Votes: 3,734 | Gross: $0.01M

29. Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation (2004 Video)

R | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

3.5
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In the sequel to Paul Verhoeven's loved/reviled sci-fi film, a group of troopers taking refuge in an abandoned outpost after fighting alien bugs, failing to realize that more danger lays in wait.

Director: Phil Tippett | Stars: Billy Brown, Richard Burgi, Kelly Carlson, Cy Carter

Votes: 20,985

30. Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger (1977)

G | 113 min | Action, Adventure, Family

6.4
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Sinbad The Sailor sails to deliver a cursed prince to a dangerous island in the face of deadly opposition from a powerful witch.

Director: Sam Wanamaker | Stars: Patrick Wayne, Jane Seymour, Taryn Power, Margaret Whiting

Votes: 6,228 | Gross: $16.79M

31. Ticks (1993)

R | 85 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

5.4
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A group of troubled teenagers are led by social workers on a California wilderness retreat, not knowing that the woods they are camping in have become infested by mutated, blood-sucking ticks.

Director: Tony Randel | Stars: Rosalind Allen, Ami Dolenz, Seth Green, Virginya Keehne

Votes: 3,507

32. Mysterious Island (1961)

Not Rated | 101 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

6.7
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During the Civil War a group of Union soldiers and two Confederates escape the stockade using a hot air balloon and end up on a strange Pacific island.

Director: Cy Endfield | Stars: Michael Craig, Joan Greenwood, Michael Callan, Gary Merrill

Votes: 5,866

33. The Beast Within (1982)

R | 98 min | Horror

5.6
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A young woman gets raped by a mysterious man-creature, and years later her son begins a horrific transformation into a similar beast.

Director: Philippe Mora | Stars: Ronny Cox, Bibi Besch, Paul Clemens, Don Gordon

Votes: 3,074 | Gross: $7.74M

34. Resident Evil 4 (2005 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Crime

9.2
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Six years after the events in Raccoon City, Leon Kennedy, now a federal agent, is sent to a rural part of Spain to rescue the U.S. President's kidnapped daughter, Ashley Graham from a sinister cult.

Directors: Hidé Gondoh, Hiroyuki Kobayashi, Kuniomi Matsushita, Shinji Mikami, Kenichi Ueda | Stars: Paul Mercier, Carolyn Lawrence, Rino Romano, Salli Saffioti

Votes: 9,662

35. Son of Godzilla (1967)

PG | 84 min | Action, Adventure, Family

5.2
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Scientists experimenting with changes in weather on a tropical island get more than they bargained for when Godzilla shows up to battle humongous insects and protect his newborn child.

Director: Jun Fukuda | Stars: Tadao Takashima, Akira Kubo, Beverly Maeda, Akihiko Hirata

Votes: 3,252

36. The Food of the Gods (1976)

PG | 88 min | Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi

4.6
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A group of friends travel to a remote Canadian island to hunt, only to be attacked by giant killer animals which have populated the place.

Director: Bert I. Gordon | Stars: Marjoe Gortner, Pamela Franklin, Ralph Meeker, Jon Cypher

Votes: 3,213

37. The Strange World of Planet X (1958)

Approved | 75 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Horror

4.9
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A friendly visitor from outer space warns against conducting experiments with the Earth's magnetic field, that could mutate insects into giant monsters.

Director: Gilbert Gunn | Stars: Forrest Tucker, Gaby André, Martin Benson, Alec Mango

Votes: 870

38. Starship Troopers: Invasion (2012)

R | 89 min | Animation, Action, Sci-Fi

5.9
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A black op has gone terribly wrong. Now, Captain Carmen Ibanez and a hardcore trooper famed as Major Henry "Hero" Varro must lead a team of battle-weary troopers to find the missing ship and discover what went wrong.

Director: Shinji Aramaki | Stars: Luci Christian, David Matranga, Justin Doran, David Wald

Votes: 10,296

39. Mosquito (1994)

R | 92 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

4.8
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A violent massacre caused by human-sized mosquitoes forces the lone survivors to band together in a fight for survival as the mosquitoes continue their onslaught.

Director: Gary Jones | Stars: Gunnar Hansen, Ron Asheton, Steve Dixon, Rachel Loiselle

Votes: 1,986 | Gross: $0.99M

40. Godzilla vs. Megalon (1973)

78 min | Action, Adventure, Family

4.7
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The undersea nation of Seatopia sends the gigantic Megalon to destroy the world above - and it's up to Godzilla and a size-shifting robot, Jet Jaguar, to defeat him.

Director: Jun Fukuda | Stars: Katsuhiko Sasaki, Hiroyuki Kawase, Yutaka Hayashi, Robert Dunham

Votes: 4,335

41. Mothra vs. Godzilla (1964)

Unrated | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.5
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A greedy developer unwittingly hatches a gigantic baby moth upon Tokyo, while Godzilla strikes once again.

Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Akira Takarada, Yuriko Hoshi, Hiroshi Koizumi, Yû Fujiki

Votes: 6,496

42. Empire of the Ants (1977)

PG | 89 min | Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi

4.2
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A con artist tries to sell bogus real estate deals in an area overrun by giant ants.

Director: Bert I. Gordon | Stars: Joan Collins, Robert Lansing, John David Carson, Albert Salmi

Votes: 3,985

43. Mothra (1961)

Passed | 101 min | Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.6
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A giant, ancient moth begins to attack Japan when coming to the rescue of its two, foot-tall worshippers who were taken by shipwreck survivors.

Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Furankî Sakai, Hiroshi Koizumi, Kyôko Kagawa, Yumi Itô

Votes: 3,163

44. Spiders 3D (2013)

PG-13 | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

3.3
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After a Soviet space station crashes into a New York City subway tunnel, a species of venomous spiders is discovered, and soon they mutate to gigantic proportions and wreak havoc on the city.

Director: Tibor Takács | Stars: William Hope, Shelly Varod, Brian Hankey, Jesse Steele

Votes: 3,858

45. Infestation (2009)

R | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.9
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A slacker awakes to find himself weak and wrapped in a webbing; after realizing that the world has been taken over by giant alien insects, he wakes a ragtag group of strangers and together they fight for survival.

Director: Kyle Rankin | Stars: Chris Marquette, Brooke Nevin, Kinsey Packard, E. Quincy Sloan

Votes: 8,570

46. Ebirah, Horror of the Deep (1966)

PG | 83 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.4
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A young man steals a boat to find his brother, but he and his shipmates become shipwrecked on a mysterious island inhabited by a giant sea monster and a slumbering Godzilla.

Director: Jun Fukuda | Stars: Akira Takarada, Kumi Mizuno, Chôtarô Tôgin, Hideo Sunazuka

Votes: 3,742

47. Rodan (1956)

Unrated | 74 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

6.3
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A large mining accident sets loose prehistoric Insects and giant pterosaur's on Japan.

Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Kenji Sahara, Yumi Shirakawa, Akihiko Hirata, Akio Kobori

Votes: 3,978 | Gross: $0.50M

48. Meet the Applegates (1990)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

5.4
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Modeling themselves after an idyllic cookie-cutter suburban 1950s family, a colony of insects move from South America into the United States with the intent of getting access to the nation's nuclear resources.

Director: Michael Lehmann | Stars: Ed Begley Jr., Stockard Channing, Dabney Coleman, Robert Jayne

Votes: 2,012 | Gross: $0.49M

49. Wizards of the Lost Kingdom (1985)

PG | 72 min | Action, Adventure, Family

2.7
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When evil screams throughout the world. When all the galaxies converge. When all that's fair and fine seems lost. A Hero will emerge.

Director: Héctor Olivera | Stars: Bo Svenson, Vidal Peterson, Thom Christopher, Barbara Stock

Votes: 1,232

50. All Monsters Attack (1969)

G | 70 min | Action, Adventure, Family

3.8
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A bullied schoolboy dreams of traveling to Monster Island, where he befriends Godzilla's son, who is also having bully troubles.

Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Kenji Sahara, Machiko Naka, Tomonori Yazaki, Hideyo Amamoto

Votes: 3,288



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