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1. Cavemen (2007– )

30 min | Comedy

A trio of Neanderthals struggle to live in modern day America.

Stars: Bill English, Kaitlin Doubleday, Stephanie Lemelin, Nick Kroll

Votes: 2,345

2. Harry and the Hendersons (1991–1993)

30 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

The Hendersons were a typical family living in the Pacific Northwest who owned an unusual pet: a real live Sasquatch. While on a camping trip, the Hendersons found Bigfoot, and brought him ... See full summary »

Stars: Bruce Davison, Molly Cheek, Zachary Bostrom, Carol-Ann Merrill

Votes: 1,071

3. Small Wonder (1985–1989)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

Father Ted Lawson creates a robot, VICI (played by Tiffany Brissette). The family--Ted, Joan and Jamie--keep VICI's identity secret, and pretend that she is their daughter. Harriet, their ... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Christie, Marla Pennington, Jerry Supiran, Tiffany Brissette

Votes: 4,176

4. The Smurfs (2011)

PG | 103 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

30 Metascore

When the evil wizard Gargamel chases the tiny blue Smurfs out of their village, they tumble from their magical world into New York City.

Director: Raja Gosnell | Stars: Hank Azaria, Katy Perry, Jonathan Winters, Neil Patrick Harris

Votes: 79,010 | Gross: $142.61M

I never once thought of the Smurfs going to NYC in the movie, I guess that makes me smarter than Hollywood screenwriters.

5. Jason X (2001)

R | 91 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

25 Metascore

Jason Voorhees returns with a new look, a new machete, and his same murderous attitude as he is awakened on a spaceship in the 25th century.

Director: James Isaac | Stars: Kane Hodder, Lexa Doig, Jeff Geddis, David Cronenberg

Votes: 47,660 | Gross: $13.12M

6. Catwoman (2004)

PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Crime, Fantasy

27 Metascore

A shy woman, endowed with the speed, reflexes, and senses of a cat, walks a thin line between criminal and hero, even as a detective doggedly pursues her, fascinated by both of her personas.

Director: Pitof | Stars: Halle Berry, Sharon Stone, Benjamin Bratt, Lambert Wilson

Votes: 104,696 | Gross: $40.20M

There's plenty of black super films that could've been made instead because Catwoman was always the white Selina Kyle. Halle Berry is nice to look in the role but still this is pretty dumb.

7. Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd (2003)

PG-13 | 85 min | Comedy

19 Metascore

Set back in the 80s when Harry met Lloyd in high school where they cross paths with a mean principal and a bunch of other outcasts much like themselves.

Director: Troy Miller | Stars: Derek Richardson, Eric Christian Olsen, Eugene Levy, Timothy Stack

Votes: 35,517 | Gross: $26.28M

8. Son of the Mask (2005)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

20 Metascore

Tim Avery, an aspiring cartoonist, finds himself in a predicament when his dog stumbles upon the mask of Loki. Then after conceiving an infant son "born of the mask", he discovers just how looney child raising can be.

Director: Lawrence Guterman | Stars: Jamie Kennedy, Traylor Howard, Alan Cumming, Liam Falconer

Votes: 49,952 | Gross: $17.02M

9. Attack of the Killer Tomatoes! (1978)

PG | 83 min | Adventure, Comedy, Horror

9 Metascore

A group of scientists band together to save the world from mutated killer tomatoes.

Director: John De Bello | Stars: David Miller, George Wilson, Sharon Taylor, J. Stephen Peace

Votes: 11,737

10. The Garbage Pail Kids Movie (1987)

PG | 100 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

1 Metascore

Dodger must confront the struggles of life as he is visited by the Garbage Pail Kids and intimidated by some older bullies.

Director: Rod Amateau | Stars: Anthony Newley, Mackenzie Astin, Phil Fondacaro, Katie Barberi

Votes: 7,137 | Gross: $1.58M

11. Bosom Buddies (1980–1982)

30 min | Comedy

Two young single ad men must disguise themselves as women to live in the one apartment they can afford.

Stars: Tom Hanks, Peter Scolari, Donna Dixon, Holland Taylor

Votes: 2,903

12. Pearl Harbor (2001)

PG-13 | 183 min | Action, Drama, History

44 Metascore

A tale of war and romance mixed in with history. The story follows two lifelong friends and a beautiful nurse who are caught up in the horror of an infamous Sunday morning in 1941.

Director: Michael Bay | Stars: Ben Affleck, Kate Beckinsale, Josh Hartnett, William Lee Scott

Votes: 297,502 | Gross: $198.54M

The romantic drama..

13. Jack and Jill (I) (2011)

PG | 91 min | Comedy

23 Metascore

Family guy Jack Sadelstein prepares for the annual event he dreads: the Thanksgiving visit of his fraternal twin sister, the needy and passive-aggressive Jill, who then refuses to leave.

Director: Dennis Dugan | Stars: Adam Sandler, Katie Holmes, Al Pacino, Elodie Tougne

Votes: 73,126 | Gross: $74.16M

14. Work It (2012–2013)

Comedy

Centers on two unemployed car salesmen who realize that they are living in a woman's world, so they decide that to find work again, they must dress as women to get jobs as pharmaceutical ... See full summary »

Stars: Benjamin Koldyke, Amaury Nolasco, Rochelle Aytes, John Caparulo

Votes: 888

15. Jersey Shore (2009–2012)

TV-14 | 40 min | Comedy, Drama, Reality-TV

A reality-based look at the vapid lives of several New Jersey 20-somethings and their respective friends and/or hook-ups.

Stars: Sammi 'Sweetheart' Giancola, Nicole Polizzi, Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino, Jenni Farley

Votes: 22,364

Yet it was a hit

16. Daddy Day Camp (2007)

PG | 93 min | Comedy, Family

13 Metascore

Seeking to offer his son the satisfying summer camp experience that eluded him as a child, the operator of a neighborhood daycare center opens his own camp, only to face financial hardship and stiff competition from a rival camp.

Director: Fred Savage | Stars: Cuba Gooding Jr., Lochlyn Munro, Richard Gant, Tamala Jones

Votes: 14,779 | Gross: $13.24M

17. Year One (2009)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy

34 Metascore

After being banished from their tribe, two hunter-gatherers encounter Biblical characters and eventually wind up in the city of Sodom.

Director: Harold Ramis | Stars: Jack Black, Michael Cera, Olivia Wilde, Oliver Platt

Votes: 87,565 | Gross: $43.34M

18. Gulliver's Travels (2010)

PG | 85 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

33 Metascore

Travel writer Lemuel Gulliver takes an assignment in Bermuda, but ends up on the island of Lilliput, where he towers over its tiny citizens.

Director: Rob Letterman | Stars: Jack Black, Emily Blunt, Jason Segel, Amanda Peet

Votes: 62,408 | Gross: $42.78M

Yeah....Gulliver's Travels the romantic/comedy what was Hollywood thinking?

19. Jaws: The Revenge (1987)

PG-13 | 89 min | Adventure, Horror, Thriller

15 Metascore

Chief Brody's widow believes that her family is deliberately being targeted by another shark in search of revenge.

Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: Lorraine Gary, Lance Guest, Mario Van Peebles, Karen Young

Votes: 38,388 | Gross: $20.76M

Really, it's about a shark getting revenge...

20. Teen Wolf Too (1987)

PG | 95 min | Comedy, Fantasy

8 Metascore

Todd Howard is a struggling teenager. Nothing seems to be going very well for him, until he turns into a wolf.

Director: Christopher Leitch | Stars: Jason Bateman, Kim Darby, John Astin, Paul Sand

Votes: 10,290 | Gross: $7.89M

Jason Bateman survived this some how.

21. Troll 2 (1990)

PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

A family vacationing in a small town discovers the entire town is inhabited by goblins in disguise as humans, who plan to eat them.

Director: Claudio Fragasso | Stars: Michael Paul Stephenson, George Hardy, Margo Prey, Connie Young

Votes: 29,401

22. Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son (2011)

PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

22 Metascore

Malcolm Turner and his stepson Trent go undercover at an all-girls school to flush out a killer.

Director: John Whitesell | Stars: Martin Lawrence, Brandon T. Jackson, Jessica Lucas, Michelle Ang

Votes: 23,968 | Gross: $37.92M

23. White Chicks (2004)

PG-13 | 109 min | Comedy, Crime

41 Metascore

Two disgraced FBI agents go way undercover in an effort to protect hotel heiresses the Wilson Sisters from a kidnapping plot.

Director: Keenen Ivory Wayans | Stars: Marlon Wayans, Shawn Wayans, Busy Philipps, Maitland Ward

Votes: 121,796 | Gross: $70.83M

24. Suburban Commando (1991)

PG | 90 min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi

An interstellar hero from a distant world visits Earth, and tries to fit in with a mundane, yet kind, suburban family.

Director: Burt Kennedy | Stars: Hulk Hogan, Christopher Lloyd, Shelley Duvall, Larry Miller

Votes: 8,917 | Gross: $6.95M

Hulk Hogan as alien dude brotha! And Christopher Lloyd looking for the nearest time machine to escape this movie.

25. Junior (1994)

PG-13 | 109 min | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi

59 Metascore

As part of a fertility research project, a male scientist agrees to carry a pregnancy in his own body.

Director: Ivan Reitman | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Danny DeVito, Emma Thompson, Frank Langella

Votes: 61,967 | Gross: $36.76M

Arnold liked Danny so much in Twins that he decided to have his baby.

26. Triplets

Comedy | Pre-production

Julius and Vincent Benedict discover they have a third sibling.

Director: Ivan Reitman | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Eddie Murphy, Danny DeVito

Twins 2: Arnold, Danny and Eddie Murphy? Flush that script!

27. Fathers' Day (1997)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Romance

43 Metascore

A woman cons two old boyfriends into searching for her runaway son by convincing both that they are the boy's father.

Director: Ivan Reitman | Stars: Robin Williams, Billy Crystal, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Nastassja Kinski

Votes: 13,972 | Gross: $28.66M

In a road to nowhere, 2 dummies are tricked into thinking they are the father of a troubled pain in the asa teen and have to bring him home to the mom. This makes Dutch with Ed O'Neil look like a 4 star movie.

28. New Year's Eve (2011)

PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Romance

22 Metascore

The lives of several couples and singles in New York City intertwine over the course of New Year's Eve.

Director: Garry Marshall | Stars: Sarah Jessica Parker, Jessica Biel, Ashton Kutcher, Michelle Pfeiffer

Votes: 77,564 | Gross: $54.54M

I hope we don't get a 3rd film.....Easter the romantic comedy where Ashton Kutcher has an engagement ring hidden in an Easter Basket. While Kathline Heigl dressed like a pink bunny has a tantrum about not having a boyfriend.

29. The Hangover Part II (2011)

R | 102 min | Comedy

44 Metascore

Two years after the bachelor party in Las Vegas, Phil, Stu, Alan, and Doug jet to Thailand for Stu's wedding. Stu's plan for a subdued pre-wedding brunch, however, goes seriously awry.

Director: Todd Phillips | Stars: Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis, Ed Helms, Justin Bartha

Votes: 440,709 | Gross: $254.46M

The first film was fresh but if you do everything all over again in pretty much the same order, that's not fresh, it's lazy.

30. Grown Ups (I) (2010)

PG-13 | 102 min | Comedy

30 Metascore

After their high school basketball coach passes away, five good friends and former teammates reunite for a Fourth of July holiday weekend.

Director: Dennis Dugan | Stars: Adam Sandler, Salma Hayek, Kevin James, Chris Rock

Votes: 215,125 | Gross: $162.00M

We're friends, lets hangout on screen and show everyone!

31. Clifford (1994)

PG | 90 min | Comedy

Clifford is a ten-year-old troublemaker, who puts not only his parents through hell, but also his uncle with whom his parents have discarded him to.

Director: Paul Flaherty | Stars: Martin Short, Charles Grodin, Mary Steenburgen, Dabney Coleman

Votes: 6,368 | Gross: $7.41M

32. Joey (2004–2006)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

In this spin-off of Friends (1994), Joey Tribbiani moves to Los Angeles to pursue his acting career.

Stars: Matt LeBlanc, Paulo Costanzo, Drea de Matteo, Andrea Anders

Votes: 39,576

Yes, alone he's just floating in water.

33. Alien Resurrection (1997)

R | 109 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

63 Metascore

200 years after her death, Ellen Ripley is revived as a powerful human/alien hybrid clone. Along with a crew of space pirates, she must again battle the deadly aliens and stop them from reaching Earth.

Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Winona Ryder, Dominique Pinon, Ron Perlman

Votes: 215,639 | Gross: $47.75M

Part 3 all being a bad dream for Ripley would have even made a better movie. Hey in part 2...she had a nightmare that an alien was popping out of her, so part 3 could have been a nightmare as well lol.

34. 2012 (I) (2009)

PG-13 | 158 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

49 Metascore

A frustrated writer struggles to keep his family alive when a series of global catastrophes threatens to annihilate mankind.

Director: Roland Emmerich | Stars: John Cusack, Thandie Newton, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Amanda Peet

Votes: 334,292 | Gross: $166.11M

If you're rich and worried about the end of world e don't be. The poor people will die and the rich ones will float around in giant ships.

35. Weekend at Bernie's II (1993)

PG | 97 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

Larry and Richard use a voodoo-revived corpse to track down hidden money to clear their names.

Director: Robert Klane | Stars: Andrew McCarthy, Jonathan Silverman, Terry Kiser, Troy Byer

Votes: 11,989 | Gross: $12.74M

Dead Bernie now dances to music....

36. Another Stakeout (1993)

PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Crime

Two immature detectives are joined by a pesky assistant district attorney in staking out a lakeside home where a Mafia trial witness is believed to be heading.

Director: John Badham | Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Emilio Estevez, Rosie O'Donnell, Dennis Farina

Votes: 12,492 | Gross: $20.21M

Take out Rosie and add a better plot and this could have been good.

37. Beverly Hills Cop III (1994)

R | 104 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

16 Metascore

Axel Foley, while investigating a car theft ring, comes across something much bigger than that: the same men who killed his boss are running a counterfeit money ring out of a theme park in Los Angeles.

Director: John Landis | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Jon Tenney, Joey Travolta, Eugene Collier

Votes: 71,988 | Gross: $42.61M

Axel Foley at an amusement park fighting bad guys....This should have at least given Roger Ebert a change of heart when he gave the under-rated second film one star. That film was much better than this even if it was kind of just a better made version than the first.

38. The Marine (2006)

PG-13 | 92 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

45 Metascore

A group of diamond thieves on the run kidnap the wife of a recently discharged marine who goes on a chase through the South Carolinian wilderness to retrieve her.

Director: John Bonito | Stars: John Cena, Kelly Carlson, Robert Patrick, Anthony Ray Parker

Votes: 31,180 | Gross: $18.84M

Just because Cena knows how to salute fans doesn't mean he should play a marine.

39. The Odd Couple II (1998)

PG-13 | 97 min | Adventure, Comedy

Oscar and Felix take a road trip to their son and daughter's wedding.

Director: Howard Deutch | Stars: Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Richard Riehle, Jonathan Silverman

Votes: 8,667 | Gross: $18.91M

These 2 were always great fun together but either watch the original or a Grumpy Old Men movie because this isn't their best.

40. Lost in Space (1998)

PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Family

42 Metascore

The Robinson family was going into space to fight for a chance for humanity. Now they are fighting to live long enough to find a way home.

Director: Stephen Hopkins | Stars: Gary Oldman, William Hurt, Matt LeBlanc, Mimi Rogers

Votes: 67,120 | Gross: $69.12M

Made to be more serious than the campy show just didn't work.

41. Psycho (1998)

R | 105 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

47 Metascore

A young female embezzler arrives at the Bates Motel, which has terrible secrets of its own.

Director: Gus Van Sant | Stars: Vince Vaughn, Anne Heche, Julianne Moore, Viggo Mortensen

Votes: 43,781 | Gross: $21.46M

The book is just slightly more different than the Hitchcock movie, Norman is fatter and older for instance. If this film had to be made, then why a shot by shot remake, no one can out do Hitchcock after all.



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