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1. Maleficent (2014)

PG | 97 min | Action, Adventure, Family

7.0
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56 Metascore

A vengeful fairy is driven to curse an infant princess, only to discover that the child may be the one person who can restore peace to their troubled land.

Director: Robert Stromberg | Stars: Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley, Lesley Manville

Votes: 328,701 | Gross: $241.41M

2. City on a Hill (2019– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.5
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In 1990s Boston, an assistant district attorney and a corrupt yet venerated FBI veteran work together to take on a case that grows to involve, and ultimately subvert, the entire criminal justice system of Boston.

Stars: Kevin Bacon, Aldis Hodge, Jonathan Tucker, Mark O'Brien

Votes: 5,295

3. Beowulf (2007)

PG-13 | 115 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

6.2
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59 Metascore

The warrior Beowulf must fight and defeat the monster Grendel, who is terrorizing Denmark, and later, Grendel's Mother, who begins killing out of revenge.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Ray Winstone, Crispin Glover, Angelina Jolie, Robin Wright

Votes: 158,127 | Gross: $82.16M

4. The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018)

PG | 99 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

5.5
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39 Metascore

A young girl is transported into a magical world of gingerbread soldiers and an army of mice.

Directors: Lasse Hallström, Joe Johnston | Stars: Mackenzie Foy, Keira Knightley, Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren

Votes: 25,430 | Gross: $54.86M

5. Pinocchio (2021)

Animation, Fantasy, Musical | Filming

A darker version of the classic children's fairy tale of a wooden puppet that transforms into a real living boy.

Directors: Guillermo del Toro, Mark Gustafson | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Tilda Swinton, Christoph Waltz, Ron Perlman

6. Come Away (2020)

94 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

7.3
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A prequel to the stories of Peter Pan and Alice in Wonderland.

Director: Brenda Chapman | Stars: Angelina Jolie, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Michael Caine, Derek Jacobi

Votes: 11

7. The Lion King 3: Hakuna Matata (2004 Video)

G | 77 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.6
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Timon the meerkat and Pumbaa the warthog retell the story of The Lion King (1994) from their own perspective.

Director: Bradley Raymond | Stars: Nathan Lane, Ernie Sabella, Julie Kavner, Jerry Stiller

Votes: 35,269

8. Frankenstein (2004 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 88 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

4.5
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Two hundred years after Mary Shelley's novel the brilliant but mad Doctor has sustained his creature and himself over two centuries through genetic experimentation. In present-day America ... See full summary »

Director: Marcus Nispel | Stars: Parker Posey, Vincent Perez, Thomas Kretschmann, Adam Goldberg

Votes: 1,727

9. Barbie Presents: Thumbelina (2009 Video)

TV-Y | 75 min | Animation, Family

5.7
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Barbie tells on a new story, Thumbelina. A story about a fairy who befriend a human girl, and both cooperate their strength in an attempt to save the fairies trees.

Director: Conrad Helten | Stars: Kelly Sheridan, Anna Cummer, Kelly Metzger, Tabitha St. Germain

Votes: 1,256

10. CJ7: The Cartoon (2010)

83 min | Animation

5.9
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Poor Chow Ti lives in a demolished house with his son, Dicky. One day he heads to the junkyard and comes back with a green blob that turns out to be a cute, magical alien.

Director: Toe Yuen | Stars: Stephen Chow, Yuqi Zhang, Lei Huang

Votes: 178

11. Bible! (1974)

X | 84 min | Fantasy, History, Romance

5.0
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A softcore, adult-oriented version of the tales from the Bible.

Director: Wakefield Poole | Stars: Bo White, Caprice Couselle, Georgina Spelvin, Robert Benes

Votes: 77

12. Ellie (1984)

R | 88 min | Comedy

4.0
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Set in the backwoods of the deep south. Young, beautiful Ellie has just witnessed the murder of her father at the hands of her evil step-mother Cora and Cora's three lecherous sons, all ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Wittman | Stars: Shelley Winters, Edward Albert, Pat Paulsen, George Gobel

Votes: 201

13. They Have Changed Their Face (1971)

90 min | Drama, Horror

6.8
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In this allegory on capitalism, director of a known car corporation invites one of his employees to his country villa to give him the good news. He just got promoted. However, the old man is not what he seems and promotion has a price.

Director: Corrado Farina | Stars: Adolfo Celi, Geraldine Hooper, Giuliano Esperati, Francesca Modigliani

Votes: 384

14. Blue Gender: The Warrior (2002)

TV-MA | 98 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

5.6
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A re-telling of the Blue Gender TV series with newly added footage.

Director: Kôichi Ôhata | Stars: Brice Armstrong, Laura Bailey, Christopher Bevins, John Burgmeier

Votes: 197

15. Tex Murphy: Overseer (1998 Video Game)

Adventure, Crime, Mystery

8.3
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During a date, Tex agrees to retell his first adventure, Mean Streets, to his girlfriend Chelsee. Tex is hired by Sylvia Linsky to find out if her scientist father was murdered. Meanwhile, tensions between normals and mutants are rising.

Director: Adrian Carr | Stars: Chris Jones, Michael York, Rebecca Broussard, Henry Darrow

Votes: 144

16. The Princess and the Pea : Fixed Fairy Tales (2015)

5 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

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This project is part of a series called 'Fixed Fairy Tales' where we re-imagine classic stories with a new twist. From the creators of How It Should Have Ended and Klomp Animation comes ... See full summary »

Directors: Daniel Baxter, Davor Bujakovic, Junaid Chundrigar | Stars: Daniel Baxter, Kristin Sutton

17. Much Ado (2018)

Drama

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An inventive retelling of Shakespeare's 'Much Ado About Nothing'; using technology to address the strain on social relationships in the original narrative.

Director: Axel Carlsson | Stars: Megan Tremethick, Will Strike, Ellen Carnazza, Jordan Abbott

18. Much Ado (III)

Comedy, Drama, Romance | Announced

A modernized retelling of Much Ado About Nothing.

Director: Will Gluck

19. Three Little Pigs: Fixed Fairy Tales (2015 Video)

5 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

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This project is part of a series called 'Fixed Fairy Tales' where we re-imagine classic stories with a new twist. From the creators of How It Should Have Ended and Klomp Animation comes ... See full summary »

Directors: Daniel Baxter, Davor Bujakovic, Junaid Chundrigar | Stars: Tina Alexander, Daniel Baxter, Sam Johnson, Chris Oldenburg

20. Little Red Riding Hood: Fixed Fairy Tales (2015 Video)

5 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

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This project is part of a series called 'Fixed Fairy Tales' where we re-imagine classic stories with a new twist. From the creators of How It Should Have Ended and Klomp Animation comes ... See full summary »

Directors: Daniel Baxter, Davor Bujakovic, Junaid Chundrigar | Stars: Daniel Baxter, Sam Johnson, Kristin Sutton

21. Peter Piper: Fixed Fairy Tales (2015 Video)

5 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

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This project is part of a series called 'Fixed Fairy Tales' where we re-imagine classic stories with a new twist. From the creators of How It Should Have Ended and Klomp Animation comes ... See full summary »

Directors: Daniel Baxter, Davor Bujakovic, Junaid Chundrigar | Stars: Tina Alexander, Daniel Baxter

22. Eve: The Temptation (2002)

10 min | Short, Drama, Musical

4.9
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Add a Plot

Director: Britt Randle | Stars: Kev Elev, Caroline Niklas-Gordon

Votes: 20

23. Goldilocks, the Gingerbread Man, and Little Miss Muffet: Fixed Fairy Tales (2015 Video)

5 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

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This project is part of a series called 'Fixed Fairy Tales' where we re-imagine classic stories with a new twist. From the creators of How It Should Have Ended and Klomp Animation comes ... See full summary »

Directors: Daniel Baxter, Davor Bujakovic, Junaid Chundrigar | Stars: Tina Alexander, Daniel Baxter, Chris Oldenburg

24. Humpty Dumpty: Fixed Fairy Tales (2015 Video)

5 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

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This project is part of a series called 'Fixed Fairy Tales' where we re-imagine classic stories with a new twist. From the creators of How It Should Have Ended and Klomp Animation comes ... See full summary »

Directors: Daniel Baxter, Davor Bujakovic, Junaid Chundrigar | Star: Daniel Baxter

25. The Wonderful World of Disney (1995–2005)
Episode: Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister (2002)

90 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

6.7
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A look at the classic "Cinderella" story from the perspective of one of her 'ugly' stepsisters

Director: Gavin Millar | Stars: Stockard Channing, Azura Skye, Trudie Styler, Emma Poole

Votes: 882

26. The Imitation Game (2018– )
Episode: Episode #1.5 (2018)

Game-Show

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Alexander Armstrong, Debra Stephenson and Rory Bremner are joined by Jess Robinson and Lewis Macleod. This week we hear strange celebrity/animal hybrids, Theresa May singing and a retelling of a classic fairy tale.

Director: Barbara Wiltshire | Stars: Alexander Armstrong, Rory Bremner, Debra Stephenson, Lewis Macleod

27. Yakari (2005– )
Episode: The Bear's Claw (2008)

13 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

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The young hunter, Cloud-Full-of-Pride, desires Wise One's powerful talisman, but when its owner refuses, he leaves the village with the promise to kill the first bear that crosses paths with him. Will Yakari permit such an injustice?

Director: Xavier Giacometti

28. Yakari (2005– )
Episode: The Red Arrow (2005)

Animation, Adventure, Family

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To teach the tough hunter, Proudest Cloud, a lesson in respect, Dreaming Bear, Yakari's friend, has to undergo the trial of the red arrow. Once, he used to be a tracker; however, will he be able to find the small arrow without any help?



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