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1. Ready Player One (2018)

PG-13 | 140 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.5
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64 Metascore

When the creator of a virtual reality called the OASIS dies, he makes a posthumous challenge to all OASIS users to find his Easter Egg, which will give the finder his fortune and control of his world.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, Lena Waithe

Votes: 331,313 | Gross: $137.69M

2. American Psycho (2000)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.6
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64 Metascore

A wealthy New York City investment banking executive, Patrick Bateman, hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he delves deeper into his violent, hedonistic fantasies.

Director: Mary Harron | Stars: Christian Bale, Justin Theroux, Josh Lucas, Bill Sage

Votes: 454,007 | Gross: $15.07M

3. The Wedding Singer (1998)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

6.8
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59 Metascore

Robbie, a singer, and Julia, a waitress, are both engaged, but to the wrong people. Fortune intervenes to help them discover each other.

Director: Frank Coraci | Stars: Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Christine Taylor, Allen Covert

Votes: 128,836 | Gross: $80.25M

4. Bumblebee (I) (2018)

PG-13 | 114 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.8
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66 Metascore

On the run in the year 1987, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small California beach town. On the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, Charlie Watson discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken.

Director: Travis Knight | Stars: Hailee Steinfeld, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., John Cena, Jason Drucker

Votes: 119,145 | Gross: $127.20M

5. Atomic Blonde (2017)

R | 115 min | Action, Thriller

6.7
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63 Metascore

An undercover MI6 agent is sent to Berlin during the Cold War to investigate the murder of a fellow agent and recover a missing list of double agents.

Director: David Leitch | Stars: Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, John Goodman, Eddie Marsan

Votes: 162,878 | Gross: $51.69M

6. Miami Vice (1984–1989)

TV-14 | 48 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.4
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Resplendent with authentic 1980's music, fashion and vibe, "Miami Vice" follows two undercover detectives and their extended team through the mean streets of Miami.

Stars: Don Johnson, Philip Michael Thomas, Saundra Santiago, Olivia Brown

Votes: 21,774

7. Hip-Hop Evolution (2016– )

TV-MA | 90 min | Documentary, Music

8.4
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MC and journalist Shad Kabango meets with Hip-Hop's biggest stars to retrace how Hip-Hop became the world's most popular music, but realizes that Hip-Hop's true legacy is something much more profound.

Stars: Shad, LL Cool J, Alonzo Williams, Melle Mel

Votes: 4,219

8. Bandits (2001)

PG-13 | 123 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.5
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60 Metascore

Two bank robbers fall in love with the girl they've kidnapped.

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Bruce Willis, Billy Bob Thornton, Cate Blanchett, Troy Garity

Votes: 63,462 | Gross: $41.58M

9. Michael Jackson: Thriller (1983 Video)

PG | 13 min | Short, Horror, Music

8.7
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A night at the movies turns into a nightmare when Michael and his date are attacked by a hoard of bloodthirsty zombies - only a "Thriller" can save them now.

Director: John Landis | Stars: Michael Jackson, Ola Ray, Forrest J. Ackerman, Reed Armstrong

Votes: 14,844

10. Sink or Swim (2018)

122 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

7.0
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47 Metascore

A depressed man joins a synchronized swimming team made up of middle aged men.

Director: Gilles Lellouche | Stars: Mathieu Amalric, Guillaume Canet, Benoît Poelvoorde, Jean-Hugues Anglade

Votes: 6,813

11. Death in Buenos Aires (2014)

TV-MA | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

5.7
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Buenos Aires in the 1980s. Detective Chavez, a family man and a tough cop, once again must solve a mysterious crime. To reveal the identity of the murderer, Chavez must clarify the enigma ... See full summary »

Director: Natalia Meta | Stars: Demián Bichir, Chino Darín, Carlos Casella, Mónica Antonópulos

Votes: 1,636

12. Gutterballs (2008)

96 min | Comedy, Horror, Sport

4.6
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A bowling night will turn into a bloody death match for a team of teenagers, as a deranged serial killer is taking them down one by one.

Director: Ryan Nicholson | Stars: Alastair Gamble, Mihola Terzic, Nathan Witte, Wade Gibb

Votes: 2,982

13. A-Ha: Take on Me (1985 Video)

4 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy

8.5
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Official music video for "Take on Me" by A-Ha.

Director: Steve Barron | Stars: A-Ha, Bunty Bailey, Alfie Curtis, Magne Furuholmen

Votes: 1,451

14. Love Hurts (I) (2009)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Romance

5.6
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46 Metascore

A newly separated father has to learn how to date again with help from his teenage son who himself dreams of conquering one girl's heart.

Director: Barra Grant | Stars: Richard E. Grant, Carrie-Anne Moss, Johnny Pacar, Jenna Elfman

Votes: 1,285

15. Michael Jackson: Liberian Girl (1989 Video)

4 min | Short, Comedy, Music

8.1
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Michael Jackson's "Liberian Girl" music video featuring Jackson's popular friends waiting for him to show up on set.

Director: James Yukich | Stars: Michael Jackson, Beverly Johnson, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Sherman Hemsley

Votes: 1,046

16. It Couldn't Happen Here (1987)

PG-13 | 86 min | Adventure, Drama, Musical

6.8
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A young boy's holiday at a seaside resort includes a crazy blind priest, nuns in suspenders and a whole bunch of fat ladies.

Director: Jack Bond | Stars: Neil Tennant, Chris Lowe, Joss Ackland, Dominique Barnes

Votes: 404

17. Girls and Boys: Sex and British Pop (2005– )

236 min | Documentary, Music

7.1
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Add a Plot

Stars: Cherie Lunghi, Marc Almond, Germaine Greer, Johnny Marr

Votes: 17

18. USA for Africa: We Are the World (1985 Video)

7 min | Short, Music

7.4
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The music video showed the recording of "We Are the World".

Director: Tom Trbovich | Stars: Lionel Richie, Stevie Wonder, Paul Simon, Kenny Rogers

Votes: 443

19. A Flock of Seagulls: Space Age Love Song (1982 Video)

4 min | Short, Music

7.3
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A Flock of Seagulls perform in the music video "Space Age Love Song" from the album "A Flock of Seagulls" recorded for Jive Records. Mike Score sings and the band plays their instruments on... See full summary »

Director: Tony van den Ende | Star: A Flock of Seagulls

Votes: 20

20. Madonna: Material Girl (1985 Video)

5 min | Short, Music

7.4
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Madonna pays homage to Marilyn Monroe in the music video for the second single from her icon album 'Like A Virgin'.

Director: Mary Lambert | Stars: Madonna, Deke Anderson, Victor Ho, Regan Patno

Votes: 735

21. Bros: After The Screaming Stops (2018)

98 min | Documentary, Music

7.1
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In the 1980s, "Bros" were one of the biggest bands in the world - for 15 minutes. Having sold out stadiums around the world, they were the youngest to this day to play Wembley and their "... See full summary »

Directors: Joe Pearlman, David Soutar | Stars: Luke Goss, Matt Goss, Ron Perlman, Robin Antin

Votes: 1,472

22. Rick Astley: Never Gonna Give You Up (1987 Video)

4 min | Short, Music, Musical

6.8
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Music video for "Never Gonna Give You Up" by Rick Astley.

Director: Simon West | Stars: Rick Astley, Kristin Seifert-DeCarlo, Clive Clarke

Votes: 624

23. George Michael: Freedom (2017 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 95 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.7
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A frank and honest account of George Michael's professional life and career, made by the man himself with various artists adding to the narrative.

Directors: David Austin, George Michael, Philip Smith | Stars: Emmanuelle Alt, David Austin, Tony Bennett, Jellybean Benítez

Votes: 1,180

24. Ray Parker Jr.: Ghostbusters (1984 Video)

4 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy

7.4
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Music video for 'Ghostbusters' by Ray Parker Jr.

Director: Ivan Reitman | Stars: Ray Parker Jr., Dan Aykroyd, Ollie Brown, John Candy

Votes: 750

25. Phantom of the Mall: Eric's Revenge (1989)

R | 91 min | Horror, Romance

4.8
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A guy called Eric owns a huge house and some greedy people want to build a mall over it. So they get someone to burn down his house. Eric is badly burned but not dead, and a year later the ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Friedman | Stars: Derek Rydall, Jonathan Goldsmith, Rob Estes, Pauly Shore

Votes: 661

26. Madonna: Like a Virgin (1984 Video)

4 min | Short, Music

7.3
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Iconic music video for Madonna's single, off the album of the same name.

Director: Mary Lambert | Stars: Madonna, Charlie

Votes: 754

27. Madonna: La Isla Bonita (1987 Video)

4 min | Short, Music

7.5
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Spanish influenced music video for the Madonna single from the album 'True Blue'.

Director: Mary Lambert | Stars: Madonna, Benicio Del Toro

Votes: 583

28. ZZ Top: Legs (1984 Video)

5 min | Short, Music

7.0
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ZZ Top performs in the music video "Legs" from the album "Eliminator" recorded for Warner Brothers Records. A employee of a shoe store is harassed as she goes to see her boyfriend who is a ... See full summary »

Director: Tim Newman | Stars: ZZ Top, Danièle Arnaud, Frank Beard, Wendy Frazier

Votes: 178

29. Madonna: Like a Prayer (1989 Video)

6 min | Short, Drama, Music

8.1
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Music video for Madonna's song Like a Prayer.

Director: Mary Lambert | Stars: Madonna, Tony Ward, Leon

Votes: 903

30. Michael Jackson: Beat It (1983 Video)

G | 5 min | Short, Crime, Music

8.5
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A promotional video for Michael Jackson's 1983 hit single "Beat It."

Director: Bob Giraldi | Stars: Michael Jackson, Michael DeLorenzo, Tony Fields, Tracii Guns

Votes: 1,378

31. Paul Simon: You Can Call Me Al (1986 Video)

5 min | Short, Music

7.7
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Video clip of Paul Simon's hit song "You Can Call Me Al" from the album Graceland. A comedy act starring both Simon and Chevy Chase with a concept created by Lorne Michaels where Chase's ... See full summary »

Director: Gary Weis | Stars: Paul Simon, Chevy Chase

Votes: 456

32. Michael Jackson: Smooth Criminal (1988 Video)

10 min | Short, Music

8.8
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A promotional video for Michael Jackson's 1988 hit single "Smooth Criminal."

Director: Colin Chilvers | Stars: Michael Jackson, Brandon Quintin Adams, Kelley Parker, Sean Lennon

Votes: 1,536

33. Michael Jackson: The Way You Make Me Feel (1987 Video)

7 min | Short, Music

7.9
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A promotional video for Michael Jackson's 1987 hit single "The Way You Make Me Feel."

Director: Joe Pytka | Stars: Michael Jackson, Sean Cheesman, La Toya Jackson, Joe Seneca

Votes: 904

34. Madonna: Papa Don't Preach (1986 Video)

G | 5 min | Short, Music

7.5
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Music video for the Madonna single from the album 'True Blue'.

Director: James Foley | Stars: Madonna, Danny Aiello, Erika Belle, Debi Mazar

Votes: 675

35. Whistle Test (1971–2018)

Music

8.2
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Contemporary music show featuring live performances and interviews with an emphasis on album acts.

Stars: Bob Harris, Richard Williams, Anne Nightingale, Andrew Bailey

Votes: 141

36. George Michael: Careless Whisper (1984 Video)

5 min | Short, Music

7.0
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The video for the UK and US number-one single which launched the solo career of Wham! star George Michael and became one of the biggest songs of 1984.

Director: Duncan Gibbins | Stars: George Michael, Lisa Stahl

Votes: 293

37. Madonna: True Blue (1986 Video)

4 min | Short, Music

7.2
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Music video for the Madonna single from the album of the same name.

Director: James Foley | Stars: Madonna, Erika Belle, Debi Mazar

Votes: 465

38. Eddie Murphy: Party All the Time (1985 Video)

4 min | Short, Music

6.7
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Official music video for "Party All the Time" by Eddie Murphy.

Director: Edd Griles | Stars: Rick James, Eddie Murphy

Votes: 72

39. Van Halen: Hot for Teacher (1984 Video)

5 min | Short, Music

6.8
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A music video for Van Halen's song 'Hot for Teacher'.

Directors: Pete Angelus, David Lee Roth | Stars: Van Halen, Yano Anaya, Michael Anthony, Bill Bookmeyer

Votes: 140

40. Sabrina: Boys (Summertime Love) (1988 Video)

4 min | Short, Music

6.5
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Music video for "Boys (Summertime Love)" by Sabrina Salerno.

Director: Tino Colla | Star: Sabrina Salerno

Votes: 21

41. Talking Heads: Wild Wild Life (1986 Video)

4 min | Short, Music

7.6
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Talking Heads perform in the music video "Wild Wild Life" from the album "True Stories" recorded for Sire Records. On a club stage in front of a band and a wall of televisions, a variety of... See full summary »

Director: David Byrne | Stars: David Byrne, Chris Frantz, John Goodman, Jerry Harrison

Votes: 130

42. Bobby McFerrin: Don't Worry, Be Happy (1988 Video)

G | 5 min | Short, Music

7.4
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"Don't Worry, Be Happy" is a popular worldwide hit song by musician Bobby McFerrin. The "instruments" in the a cappella song are entirely overdubbed voice parts and other sounds made by ... See full summary »

Director: Drew Takahashi | Stars: Bill Irwin, Bobby McFerrin, Robin Williams

Votes: 448

43. Bruce Springsteen: Dancing in the Dark (1984 Video)

G | 4 min | Short, Music, Musical

7.2
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Brian De Palma directs the great Bruce Springsteen in one of the most iconic video clips of the 1980's. In it, the boss Springsteen performs his hit "Dancing in the Dark" to a large and ... See full summary »

Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Bruce Springsteen, Clarence Clemons, Steven Van Zandt, Max Weinberg

Votes: 641

44. Twisted Sister: We're Not Gonna Take It (1984 Video)

5 min | Short, Comedy, Music

7.1
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A music video for the song 'We're Not Gonna Take It' by Twisted Sister.

Director: Marty Callner | Stars: Twisted Sister, Dee Snider, Jay Jay French, Eddie Ojeda

Votes: 546

45. Madonna: Cherish (1989 Video)

5 min | Short, Music

7.1
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Madonna music video featuring mermen for the single from the album 'Like A Prayer'.

Director: Herb Ritts | Stars: Madonna, Tony Ward

Votes: 497

46. Aerosmith: Janie's Got a Gun (1989 Video)

5 min | Short, Music

7.0
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A young girl murders her abusive father.

Director: David Fincher | Stars: Aerosmith, Kristin Dattilo, Nicholas Guest, Tom Hamilton

Votes: 373

47. Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap (2012)

R | 106 min | Documentary, Music

7.2
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66 Metascore

A documentary on rap music and its rise to global prominence.

Directors: Ice-T, Andy Baybutt | Stars: Ice-T, Dr. Dre, Chuck D, Snoop Dogg

Votes: 3,269 | Gross: $0.29M

48. Paul McCartney Feat. Michael Jackson: Say Say Say (1983 Video)

5 min | Short, Comedy, Music

7.5
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Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson star as "Mac and Jac" in the short film/music video for "Say, Say, Say", a track off of McCartney's 1983 album: "Pipes of Peace".

Director: Bob Giraldi | Stars: Michael Jackson, Sonny Barnes, Art Carney, Bob Giraldi

Votes: 593

49. Robert Palmer: Addicted to Love (1986 Video)

4 min | Short, Music

7.2
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Music video to Robert Palmer's smash classic hit "Addicted to Love", one of the most iconic clips of the 1980's and also one of the most spoofed as well. It consists of Palmer performing ... See full summary »

Director: Terence Donovan | Stars: Robert Palmer, Julie Pankhurst, Patty Kelly, Mak Gilchrist

Votes: 546

50. Stadium Anthems (2018)

99 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.8
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A female recording artist encounters the misogyny and outdated business practices of male record label executives.

Director: Scott Douglas Brown | Stars: Toddy Walters, Jude Moran, Jordan Leigh, Christopher Soren Kelly

Votes: 179



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