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1. Without Warning (1980)

R | 89 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

An alien creature stalks human prey.

Director: Greydon Clark | Stars: Jack Palance, Martin Landau, Tarah Nutter, Christopher S. Nelson

Votes: 2,978

2. Sleepaway Camp (1983)

R | 84 min | Horror

58 Metascore

Angela Baker, a traumatized and very shy young girl, is sent to summer camp with her cousin. Shortly after her arrival, anyone with sinister or less than honorable intentions gets their comeuppance.

Director: Robert Hiltzik | Stars: Felissa Rose, Jonathan Tiersten, Karen Fields, Christopher Collet

Votes: 23,164 | Gross: $11.00M

3. Deadly Friend (1986)

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

After his friend is killed by her abusive father, the new kid in town attempts to save her by implanting robotic microchips into her brain.

Director: Wes Craven | Stars: Matthew Labyorteaux, Kristy Swanson, Michael Sharrett, Anne Twomey

Votes: 6,230 | Gross: $8.99M

4. Hardware (1990)

R | 94 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

The head of a cyborg reactivates, rebuilds itself, and goes on a violent rampage in a space marine's girlfriend's apartment.

Director: Richard Stanley | Stars: Dylan McDermott, Stacey Travis, John Lynch, Carl McCoy

Votes: 11,882 | Gross: $5.73M

5. Zone Troopers (1985)

PG | 86 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

In Italy, during World War II some American soldiers find an alien UFO.

Director: Danny Bilson | Stars: Tim Thomerson, Timothy Van Patten, Art LaFleur, Biff Manard

Votes: 1,333

6. The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984)

PG | 103 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

70 Metascore

Adventurer, brain surgeon, rock musician Buckaroo Banzai and his crime-fighting team, the Hong Kong Cavaliers, must stop evil alien invaders from the eighth dimension who are planning to conquer Earth.

Director: W.D. Richter | Stars: Peter Weller, John Lithgow, Ellen Barkin, Jeff Goldblum

Votes: 22,434 | Gross: $6.25M

7. Runaway (I) (1984)

PG-13 | 99 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

50 Metascore

In the near future, a police officer specializes in malfunctioning robots. When a robot turns out to have been programmed to kill, he begins to uncover a homicidal plot to create killer robots... and his son becomes a target.

Director: Michael Crichton | Stars: Tom Selleck, Cynthia Rhodes, Gene Simmons, Kirstie Alley

Votes: 10,806 | Gross: $6.77M

8. Warning Sign (1985)

R | 99 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

A woman working as a security guard in an agricultural research facility finds herself and her co-worker Schmidt fighting to survive against their former friends.

Director: Hal Barwood | Stars: Sam Waterston, Kathleen Quinlan, Yaphet Kotto, Jeffrey DeMunn

Votes: 1,982 | Gross: $1.92M

9. Shock Waves (1977)

PG | 85 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

Visitors to a remote island discover that a reclusive Nazi commandant has been breeding a group of Zombie soldiers.

Director: Ken Wiederhorn | Stars: Peter Cushing, John Carradine, Brooke Adams, Fred Buch

Votes: 4,550

10. From Beyond (1986)

R | 85 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

A group of scientists have developed the Resonator, a machine which allows whoever is within range to see beyond normal perceptible reality. But when the experiment succeeds, they are immediately attacked by terrible life forms.

Director: Stuart Gordon | Stars: Jeffrey Combs, Barbara Crampton, Ted Sorel, Ken Foree

Votes: 19,989 | Gross: $1.26M

11. The Traveling Executioner (1970)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Western

Stacy Keach is electrifying as Jonas Candide, an ex-Carny who in 1918 travels around the bayou with a portable electric chair. At $100 a head, he renders his services with loving care. But then he falls for a female "client".

Director: Jack Smight | Stars: Stacy Keach, Marianna Hill, Bud Cort, Graham Jarvis

Votes: 270

12. Critters (1986)

PG-13 | 86 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

52 Metascore

A group of small, furry aliens makes lunch out of the locals in a farming town.

Director: Stephen Herek | Stars: Dee Wallace, M. Emmet Walsh, Billy Green Bush, Scott Grimes

Votes: 29,092 | Gross: $13.17M

13. Dollman (1991 Video)

R | 82 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

A hard-boiled, intergalactic policeman lands on Earth where he is only 12 inches tall.

Director: Albert Pyun | Stars: Tim Thomerson, Jackie Earle Haley, Kamala Lopez, Humberto Ortiz

Votes: 2,415

14. Vicious Lips (1986)

R | 84 min | Horror, Music, Sci-Fi

Sometime in the distant future, a fledgling band gets an opportunity for a breakthrough, if they can make it in time to a faraway planet to perform in a very popular club.

Director: Albert Pyun | Stars: Dru-Anne Perry, Gina Calabrese, Linda Kerridge, Shayne Farris

Votes: 1,289

15. Knights (1993)

R | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

In the future, a kickboxer and a robot lead a revolution against ruling cyborgs.

Director: Albert Pyun | Stars: Kathy Long, Kris Kristofferson, Lance Henriksen, Scott Paulin

Votes: 1,789

16. Radioactive Dreams (1985)

R | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

After a nuclear war, Phillip Hammer and Marlowe Chandler have spent fifteen years on their own in a bunker, stuffed with junk from the 40s and old detective novels. Now, nineteen-years-old,... See full summary »

Director: Albert Pyun | Stars: John Stockwell, Michael Dudikoff, Michele Little, Lisa Blount

Votes: 1,450 | Gross: $0.22M

17. Dangerously Close (1986)

R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

Rebel without a cause or a clue at an elite but uptight High School discovers some of his classmates have formed an even more elite clique more or less hell-bent on ridding the school, and ... See full summary »

Director: Albert Pyun | Stars: John Stockwell, J. Eddie Peck, Carey Lowell, Bradford Bancroft

Votes: 1,053 | Gross: $2.39M

18. Down Twisted (1987)

R | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

When a levelheaded waitress decides to help her shady friend against her better judgment, she becomes a target of a deadly international gang of thieves who are after a priceless San Lucas' relic. A bumbling stranger helps her.

Director: Albert Pyun | Stars: Carey Lowell, Charles Rocket, Trudy Dochterman, Thom Mathews

Votes: 886

19. Deceit (1990)

90 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

Two outer-space aliens visit Earth with the intention of blowing it up, but they meet a hot blonde and decide to postpone the planet's destruction in order to try to score with her.

Director: Albert Pyun | Stars: Samantha Phillips, Norbert Weisser, Scott Paulin, Diane Defoe

Votes: 682

20. Brain Smasher... A Love Story (1993 Video)

PG-13 | 88 min | Action, Comedy, Romance

Sam Crain, a professional model, is asked by her sister to smuggle a package from Europe to Portland Oregon, where she discovers that her sister is battling Chinese Shaolin Monks (not ... See full summary »

Director: Albert Pyun | Stars: Andrew Dice Clay, Teri Hatcher, Yuji Okumoto, Deborah Van Valkenburgh

Votes: 1,788

21. A Boy and His Dog (1975)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

A young man and his telepathic dog wander a post-apocalyptic wasteland.

Director: L.Q. Jones | Stars: Don Johnson, Jason Robards, Susanne Benton, Tim McIntire

Votes: 15,479 | Gross: $6.90M

22. Deathsport (1978)

R | 82 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

Futuristic Science Fiction about a sport to the death, using "destructocycles".

Directors: Allan Arkush, Nicholas Niciphor, Roger Corman | Stars: David Carradine, Claudia Jennings, Richard Lynch, William Smithers

Votes: 1,245

23. Galaxy of Terror (1981)

R | 81 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

38 Metascore

Science fiction suspense thriller, in which a rescue space ship crew meets up with horrors projected by their own imaginations.

Director: Bruce D. Clark | Stars: Edward Albert, Erin Moran, Ray Walston, Bernard Behrens

Votes: 5,902

24. Contamination (1980)

R | 95 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

A former astronaut helps a government agent and a police detective track the source of mysterious alien pod spores, filled with lethal flesh-dissolving acid, to a South American coffee plantation controlled by alien pod clones.

Director: Luigi Cozzi | Stars: Ian McCulloch, Louise Marleau, Marino Masé, Siegfried Rauch

Votes: 3,431

25. Liquid Sky (1982)

R | 112 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

Invisible aliens in a tiny flying saucer come to Earth looking for heroin. They land on top of a New York apartment inhabited by a drug dealer and her female, androgynous, bisexual ... See full summary »

Director: Slava Tsukerman | Stars: Anne Carlisle, Paula E. Sheppard, Susan Doukas, Otto von Wernherr

Votes: 5,177

26. Endangered Species (1982)

R | 97 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

About a retired New York cop on Vacation in America's West who is drawn into a female sheriff's investigation of a mysterious series of cattle killings.

Director: Alan Rudolph | Stars: Robert Urich, JoBeth Williams, Paul Dooley, Hoyt Axton

Votes: 843 | Gross: $1.47M

27. Looker (1981)

PG | 93 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

20 Metascore

Plastic surgeon Larry Roberts performs a series of minor alterations on a group of models who are seeking perfection. The operations are a resounding success. But when someone starts ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Crichton | Stars: Albert Finney, James Coburn, Susan Dey, Leigh Taylor-Young

Votes: 4,306 | Gross: $3.28M

28. Millennium (1989)

PG-13 | 108 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

An NTSB investigator seeking the cause of an airline disaster meets a warrior woman from 1000 years in the future. She replaces the people from airplanes before they crash with corpses with the same features.

Director: Michael Anderson | Stars: Kris Kristofferson, Cheryl Ladd, Daniel J. Travanti, Robert Joy

Votes: 5,732 | Gross: $5.78M

29. Love at Large (1990)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

Vampish miss Dolan hires hardboiled P.I. Harry Dobbs to tail her shady boyfriend. Harry realizes that the man leads a double life but then his client disappears. Harry teams up with his own tail, P.I. Stella Wynkowski, to clear things up.

Director: Alan Rudolph | Stars: Tom Berenger, Elizabeth Perkins, Anne Archer, Kate Capshaw

Votes: 1,071 | Gross: $1.44M

30. Grand Tour: Disaster in Time (1992)

99 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi

Before they can complete renovations on their new inn, Widower (Ben Wilson) and daughter (Hillary) are visited by a woman seeking immediate lodging for her strange group of travellers. Why ... See full summary »

Director: David Twohy | Stars: Jeff Daniels, Ariana Richards, Emilia Crow, Jim Haynie

Votes: 2,300

31. Spontaneous Combustion (1990)

R | 97 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

A young man finds out that his parents had been used in an atomic-weapons experiment shortly before he was born, and that the results have had some unexpected effects on him.

Director: Tobe Hooper | Stars: Brad Dourif, Cynthia Bain, Jon Cypher, William Prince

Votes: 2,120

32. Samurai Cop (1991)

Unrated | 96 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

Joe Marshall and Frank Washington are two tenacious police detectives who seek at all costs to stop the Katana, a renegade Yakuza gang composed of violent and sadistic killers who want to lead the drug trade in Los Angeles.

Director: Amir Shervan | Stars: Robert Z'Dar, Mathew Karedas, Janis Farley, Mark Frazer

Votes: 5,899

33. Miami Connection (1987)

R | 83 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

56 Metascore

A martial arts rock band goes up against a band of motorcycle ninjas who have tightened their grip on Florida's narcotics trade.

Directors: Woo-sang Park, Y.K. Kim | Stars: Y.K. Kim, Vincent Hirsch, Joseph Diamand, Maurice Smith

Votes: 4,201

34. The Barbarian Brothers (1987)

R | 87 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Two twin barbarians seek revenge from the warlord who massacred their tribe and captured them when they were small children.

Director: Ruggero Deodato | Stars: David Paul, Peter Paul, Richard Lynch, Eva LaRue

Votes: 3,157 | Gross: $0.80M

35. Trick or Treat (1986)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Horror, Music

57 Metascore

A bullied teenage boy is devastated after the death of his heavy metal idol, Sammi Curr. But as Hallowe'en night approaches, he discovers that he may be the only one who can stop Sammi from making a Satanic comeback from beyond the grave.

Director: Charles Martin Smith | Stars: Marc Price, Tony Fields, Lisa Orgolini, Doug Savant

Votes: 5,397 | Gross: $6.80M

36. The Beastmaster (1982)

PG | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

18 Metascore

A sword-and-sorcery fantasy about a young man's search for revenge. Armed with supernatural powers, the handsome hero and his animal allies wage war against marauding forces.

Director: Don Coscarelli | Stars: Marc Singer, Tanya Roberts, Rip Torn, John Amos

Votes: 18,760 | Gross: $14.06M

37. R.O.T.O.R. (1987)

Not Rated | 90 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Robotic Officer Tactical Operation Research. A prototype robot intended for crime combat escapes from the development lab and goes on a killing rampage.

Director: Cullen Blaine | Stars: Margaret Trigg, Richard Gesswein, Jayne Smith, James Cole

Votes: 2,621

38. Space Raiders (1983)

PG | 84 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

A futuristic, sensitive tale of adventure and confrontation when a 10 year old boy is accidentally kidnapped by a spaceship filled with a motley crew of space pirates.

Director: Howard R. Cohen | Stars: Vince Edwards, David Mendenhall, Patsy Pease, Thom Christopher

Votes: 998

39. Trouble in Mind (1985)

R | 111 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

The lives of an ex-con, a coffee-shop owner, and a young couple looking to make it rich intersect in the fictional and hypnotic Rain City.

Director: Alan Rudolph | Stars: Kris Kristofferson, Keith Carradine, Lori Singer, Geneviève Bujold

Votes: 1,500 | Gross: $0.02M

40. Twice Dead (1988)

R | 87 min | Thriller, Horror

The Cates family is thrilled to learn they have inherited the old mansion of the deranged, stage actor, Tyler Walker. They arrive to discover that the mansion has turned into a playground ... See full summary »

Director: Bert L. Dragin | Stars: Tom Bresnahan, Jill Whitlow, Jonathan Chapin, Christopher Burgard

Votes: 492

41. Cameron's Closet (1988)

R | 88 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

A father who experiments with his son's psychokinetic powers is unaware that these experiments release a demon from hell, which lives in his son's closet, preparing to take over the young boys soul.

Director: Armand Mastroianni | Stars: Cotter Smith, Mel Harris, Scott Curtis, Chuck McCann

Votes: 760 | Gross: $0.14M

42. The Brain (1988)

R | 94 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

With the help of an alien organism, a man brainwashes audiences through television; a troubled high school student is determined to stop them.

Director: Ed Hunt | Stars: Tom Bresnahan, Cynthia Preston, David Gale, George Buza

Votes: 1,498

43. Sole Survivor (1984)

R | 85 min | Horror, Thriller

A lone survivor of a plane crash is haunted by a feeling unworthy of survival. Dead people start coming after her to collect her.

Director: Thom Eberhardt | Stars: Anita Skinner, Kurt Johnson, Robin Davidson, Caren L. Larkey

Votes: 1,244

44. Julie Darling (1983)

R | 100 min | Drama, Thriller, Horror

A teenage girl whose inaction caused her mother's death arranges a similarly gruesome fate for her stepmother and brother.

Director: Paul Nicholas | Stars: Anthony Franciosa, Sybil Danning, Isabelle Mejias, Paul Hubbard

Votes: 386

45. The Demons of Ludlow (1983)

Unrated | 83 min | Horror

A murderous demon lurks inside an antique piano in a picturesque coastal town.

Director: Bill Rebane | Stars: Paul von Hausen, Stephanie Cushna, Carol Perry, C. Dave Davis

Votes: 525

46. Night Drive (1977 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 73 min | Thriller

A housewife is stalked by a psycho after she sees him murder a highway patrol officer.

Director: E.W. Swackhamer | Stars: Valerie Harper, Richard Romanus, Nicholas Pryor, John Quade

Votes: 391

47. The Clairvoyant (1982)

R | 97 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Two uneasy friends, a police officer and a TV talk show host, each pursue the mysterious "handcuff killer" with the aid of an artist who sees - and draws - the killer's crimes before they're committed.

Director: Armand Mastroianni | Stars: Perry King, Norman Parker, Elizabeth Kemp, Kenneth McMillan

Votes: 408

48. The Dead Pit (1989)

R | 95 min | Horror

A renegade doctor is shot dead and entombed with his fiendish experiments in the basement of an abandoned wing of a mental hospital. Twenty years later, a mysterious woman is admitted with ... See full summary »

Director: Brett Leonard | Stars: Jeremy Slate, Cheryl Lawson, Stephen Gregory Foster, Danny Gochnauer

Votes: 1,841

49. The Black Room (1982)

R | 88 min | Horror, Thriller