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1. The Milagro Beanfield War (1988)

R | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.8
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An accidental breakdown of a valve on the irrigation ditch launches a hot confrontation between local farmers and corrupt authorities.

Director: Robert Redford | Stars: Rubén Blades, Richard Bradford, Sônia Braga, Julie Carmen

Votes: 5,684 | Gross: $13.83M

2. Batman: The Brave and the Bold (2008–2011)

TV-Y7-FV | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.2
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An updated animated series centering on the Caped Crusader himself as he partners and deals with his fellow superheroes in the DC Comics universe.

Stars: Diedrich Bader, John DiMaggio, James Arnold Taylor, Dee Bradley Baker

Votes: 7,011

3. Burke and Hare (2010)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Crime, History

6.2
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46 Metascore

A black comedy about two nineteenth century grave robbers, who find a lucrative business providing cadavers for an Edinburgh medical school.

Director: John Landis | Stars: Bill Bailey, Tom Wilkinson, Michael Smiley, Tim Curry

Votes: 18,708 | Gross: $0.00M

4. Nomads (1986)

R | 91 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.4
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A French anthropologist specializing in nomadic groups moves to Los Angeles with his wife, and starts following a group of sinister street punks who seem to live and move around in a black van. But they aren't what they seem.

Director: John McTiernan | Stars: Lesley-Anne Down, Pierce Brosnan, Anna Maria Monticelli, Adam Ant

Votes: 3,586 | Gross: $2.28M

5. The Boys Club (1996)

R | 90 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

6.3
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Three teen boys find a man named Luke Cooper who clams to be a cop in their secret hideout. But can he be trusted? He seems nice at first, but when Luke becomes angry and starts threatening them, will the three teenagers stand together and fight back?

Director: John Fawcett | Stars: Chris Penn, Dominic Zamprogna, Stuart Stone, Devon Sawa

Votes: 1,088

6. The Silver Chalice (1954)

Approved | 142 min | Drama, Romance

4.7
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A Greek artisan is commissioned to cast the cup of Christ in silver, and sculpt around its rim, the faces of the disciples and Jesus. He travels to Jerusalem and eventually to Rome to ... See full summary »

Director: Victor Saville | Stars: Virginia Mayo, Pier Angeli, Jack Palance, Paul Newman

Votes: 1,324

7. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Hearts of Stone (2015 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Crime

9.6
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Geralt is forced by a seemingly harmless merchant with sinister powers to complete three difficult tasks for a bored immortal, once a troubled nobleman who made a deal with the devil.

Directors: Konrad Tomaszkiewicz, Michal Konarski | Stars: Doug Cockle, Susannah Fielding, Paul Thornley, Alex Norton

Votes: 3,645

8. Powwow Highway (1989)

R | 88 min | Drama

7.2
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Depicts the struggles of reservation-dwelling Native Americans in the North Central United States. The main character is an introspective and lovable person in a process of seeking pride ... See full summary »

Director: Jonathan Wacks | Stars: Gary Farmer, A Martinez, Joanelle Romero, Amanda Wyss

Votes: 1,466 | Gross: $0.28M

9. Our Gang (1922)

20 min | Short, Comedy, Family

7.9
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An unethical merchant moves into town and steals customers from the widowed owner of an established store; the gang steps in to help.

Director: Robert F. McGowan | Stars: Anna Mae Bilson, Jackie Condon, Mickey Daniels, John Hatton

Votes: 421

10. ZZZap! (1993–2001)

Comedy

7.5
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A children's TV sketch show using the premise of comic book with iconic characters such as Daisy Dares you, the hands and more!

Stars: Richard Waites, Sarah Pickthall, Neil Buchanan, Deborah McCallum

Votes: 227

11. Get Charlie Tully (1972)

PG | 97 min | Comedy

5.8
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Charlie Tully and womanising Reggie Peek con two rich Italians out of £500,000 but during their flight out Charlie is arrested for coning an American and a dog. Reggie stores the money in a... See full summary »

Director: Cliff Owen | Stars: Dick Emery, Derren Nesbitt, Ronald Fraser, Pat Coombs

Votes: 310

12. Preacherman (1971)

R | 87 min | Comedy, Drama

4.7
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Phony backwoods preacher Amos T. Huxley stays in a small North Carolina town long enough to fleece his congregation, swindle the profits from a moonshine still, and seduce dumb blonde Mary ... See full summary »

Director: Albert T. Viola | Stars: Albert T. Viola, Ilene Kristen, Adam Hesse, Marian Brown

Votes: 160

13. Windrunner (1994)

PG | 98 min | Family, Fantasy

6.1
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A young man in high school moves with his mother to a town in the U.S. Southwest where his father is serving time in a penitentiary. There, he is discriminated against by his peers because ... See full summary »

Directors: William Clark, William Tannen | Stars: Jason Wiles, Russell Means, Margot Kidder, Amanda Peterson

Votes: 215

14. The Sandman (1991)

10 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy

7.5
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Upstairs, in the moonlit and empty room, a little boy scared of the dancing shadows, encounters a figment of his vivid imagination: the horrible Sandman.

Director: Paul Berry

Votes: 1,142

15. Bomfunk MC's: Freestyler (2000 Video)

5 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy

7.8
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A kid with an attitude is listening to music on a subway car when a trickster (played by the band's lead singer) gives him the power to freeze, rewind and fast-forward time with his minidisc player. The kid wastes it on trivial pranks.

Director: Miikka Lommi | Stars: Raymond Ebanks, Marlo Snellman

Votes: 41

16. The Banksters, Madoff with America (2013)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama

6.4
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Bernie Madoff is at the hub of the biggest conspiracy the world has ever known, according to Mr. X. Dave Edmund, a small Independent film maker puts it all on the line to bring the world the truth.

Director: Edmund Druilhet | Stars: Tom Sizemore, Michael Madsen, Paul Cohen, Edmund Druilhet

Votes: 29

17. The Dancing Pig (1907)

Not Rated | 4 min | Short, Comedy, Horror

6.3
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A humongous and obese anthropomorphic swine dressed like a fine gentleman in a fancy dinner attire tries to make a pass at a solitary lady having a picnic.

Votes: 751

18. Flight of Fancy (2000)

PG | 96 min | Family

5.0
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A young single mother, Mercedes, is about to marry solid, dependable Frank, when a dashing aviator, Clay, comes into her life. But when pilot Clay crash-lands on a small, remote island he sends the inhabitants into a tailspin.

Director: Noel Quiñones | Stars: Talisa Soto, Miguel Sandoval, Kristian de la Osa, Juan Piedrahita

Votes: 176

19. Psilos, lignos kai pseftaros (1985)

89 min | Comedy

4.8
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The life and times of now elderly Pipis Parlapipas, the biggest liar ever existed, whose Munchausen-like adventures have become a TV series, left as a heritage for his relatives.

Director: Yiannis Hartomatzidis | Stars: Stathis Psaltis, Kaiti Finou, Giannis Rotas, Teta Douzou

Votes: 143

20. Black Fox: The True Story of Adolf Hitler (1962)

89 min | Documentary, Biography, War

6.9
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The rise and fall of Nazi Germany in part through the use of classical allegory.

Director: Louis Clyde Stoumen | Star: Marlene Dietrich

Votes: 136

21. Baduk (1992)

G | 89 min | Drama, Family

6.7
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Baduk is the name of the child who works in smuggling, due to poverty he and his sister separated, the sister will work as a maid, he keeps trying to reach his sister in vain, finally he ... See full summary »

Director: Majid Majidi | Stars: Mohammad Kasebi, Mehrollah Mazarehi, Norahmad Barahoi, Eydouk Moghaddam

Votes: 233

22. The Little Shoemaker (2015)

5 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

5.4
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A shoemaker faces a peddler who tries steal his shop.

Directors: Galaad Alais, Terry Bonvard, Charley Carlier, Romain Cislo, Pierre-Yves Lefebvre, Philippe Lim, Benjamin Mariotte, Karen Nawfal

Votes: 25

23. Art of the Prank (2015)

85 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

6.8
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Art of the Prank is an emotional and humorous journey following the evolution of Joey Skaggs, Godfather of the media hoax, as he tries to pull off the most challenging prank of his career. ... See full summary »

Director: Andrea Marini | Stars: Mark Borkowski, Michael Carter, Manulele Clark, Ed Coll

Votes: 109

24. Trickster (2014)

3 min | Short, Sci-Fi

8.3
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After an aircraft crash a survivor girl has to survive in a post-apocalyptic earth infested with killing machines.

Director: Felix Joleanes | Star: Brigitte Hernandez

Votes: 40

25. Der Fürsorger (2009)

96 min | Comedy, Drama

6.5
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Director: Lutz Konermann | Stars: Roeland Wiesnekker, Katharina Wackernagel, Johanna Bantzer, Claude De Demo

Votes: 68

26. Georges Méliès: Cinema Magician (1978)

Not Rated | 21 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

6.4
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Documentary on Georges Méliès life and works.

Directors: Luciano Martinengo, Patrick Montgomery | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 94

27. Gods and Kings (2012)

Documentary

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As satellite TV signals blast the Guatemalan highlands, Maya magic confronts the new mythologies of American pop culture.

Director: Robin Blotnick | Star: Anaïs Alexandra Tekerian

28. The Great Who-Dood-It (1952)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Animation, Short

6.8
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Woody Woodpecker is having a good time wandering around the County Fair and blowing his bubble gum, and is a big distraction to Buzzy Buzzard's attempts to sell his home-made tonics. Buzzy ... See full summary »

Director: Don Patterson | Stars: Dal McKennon, Grace Stafford

Votes: 51

29. Give and Take (2015)

15 min | Short

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"Give and Take" is a story about Chris Green (Rick Kolceski), a linguistic anthropologist who wants to record indigenous songs for his research. When Chris arrives at a nearby reservation ... See full summary »

Directors: Govind Deecee, Terry Jones | Stars: Awenheeyoh Powless, Rick Kolceski, Tom Huff

30. Pandora's Box (1999 Video Game)

E

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Votes: 9

31. A Cow, a Cat and the Ocean (2006)
Episode: Farces et Attrapes (2006)

11 min | Animation, Family

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Nobody likes pranksters, so, imagine how the Cow and the Cat must have felt when they met a pair of beavers and mischievous practical jokers whose river has run dry. Can our brave explorers help them find the cause of the problem?

Director: Prakash Topsy | Stars: Laura Préjean, Donald Reignoux

32. That's My Line (1980–1981)
Episode: James Randi/James Hydrick

Reality-TV

The paranormal investigator, James Randi, debunks the claims of telekinetic power by the 21-year-old James Hydrick.

Stars: Bob Barker, Stephen Drake, James Hydrick, Ronald Markman

33. The X-Files (1993–2018)
Episode: Je Souhaite (2000)

TV-14 | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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Two brothers have a less than helpful genie who grants their wishes with disastrous consequences. Mulder comes into possession of the same genie, and his wishes garner similar results.

Director: Vince Gilligan | Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi, Paula Sorge

Votes: 2,429

34. Sleepwalkers (1997–1998)
Episode: Night Terrors (1997)

Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

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Kate and Nathan, who's being haunted by the memories of their dead partner McCaig, investigate the night terrors of a young boy who's being influenced during sleep by a smiling trickster. The boy's missing sister turns out to be the key.

Director: Kristoffer Tabori | Stars: Naomi Watts, Abraham Benrubi, Bruce Greenwood, Harry Groener

35. Dinotopia (2002–2003)
Episode: Night of the Wartosa (I) (2002)

Adventure, Family, Fantasy

6.8
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Karl's date with Marion doesn't go well. A jolly conservationist named Lok shows him a rare and supposedly magical frog called Wartosa. In an attempt to change the outcome of the date, Karl kisses Wartosa and becomes stuck in a time loop.

Directors: Marco Brambilla, David Winning | Stars: Erik von Detten, Omid Djalili, Kirsty Mitchell, Zoltan Papp

Votes: 21

36. Midnight, Texas (2017–2018)
Episode: No More Mr. Nice Kai (2018)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

8.3
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The Midnighters' carefully-guarded secrets are threatened; Manfred's suspicion towards Kai intensifies; Fiji embraces Dark Magic.

Directors: P.J. Pesce, Jim Ramos Vickers | Stars: François Arnaud, Dylan Bruce, Parisa Fitz-Henley, Arielle Kebbel

Votes: 192

37. Cold Blood (2008–2012)
Episode: Poison Pen (2009)

Documentary, Crime, Mystery

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Director: James Hyslop | Stars: Don Berns, Edith Acker, Peter Valdron, Robert Calvert

38. Lexx: The Dark Zone Stories (1996–2002)
Episode: Super Nova (1997)

Not Rated | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.4
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The gang visits Kai's dead homeworld as the planet's sun is going supernova and ends up caught in a death trap set by the insane hologram of the planet's last survivor known as the Poet Man who died there driven mad by loneliness.

Directors: Paul Donovan, Ron Oliver | Stars: Brian Downey, Eva Habermann, Michael McManus, Ellen Dubin

Votes: 269

39. Tarzan: The Epic Adventures (1996– )
Episode: Tarzan and the White Pebble (2000)

Action, Adventure, Fantasy

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Tarzan saves an old seer from drowning. He turns out to be a powerful trickster, and challenges Tarzan to fetch him a pebble from the place of introspection. Themba tries to teach kids Latin, but all they want to hear about is Tarzan.

Director: Mark Roper | Stars: Joe Lara, Aaron Seville, Jerry Mofokeng, Jocelyn Broderick

40. The Adventures of Shirley Holmes (1996–2000)
Episode: The Case of the Cunning Coyote (1996)

Mystery, Family

9.2
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While attending a ceremony where the bones of Native-American warriors are re-interred, Shirley notices that one of the boxes of remains has been stolen. Undeterred by animals who seem ... See full summary »

Director: Gary Harvey | Stars: Meredith Henderson, John White, Tom Jackson, Lisa Lacroix

Votes: 24

41. Yakari (2005– )
Episode: The Flying Thief (2005)

Animation, Adventure, Family

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A mysterious robber sneaks into Wise One's teepee and steals his precious medicine bag. Before long, the little Sioux finally discovers the culprit who is not at all willing to hand over the bag. Can Yakari trick the trickster?

42. Special Unit 2 (2001–2002)
Episode: The Grain (2001)

Action, Comedy, Crime

8.0
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The special unit searches for the sandman. A being that possesses people and the victim experience radical behavioral changes.

Stars: Michael Landes, Alexondra Lee, Richard Gant, Danny Woodburn

Votes: 25



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