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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: 307,262 | Gross: $137.69M

2. Bumblebee (2018)

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

6.9
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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: 99,105 | Gross: $127.20M

3. Atomic Blonde (2017)

R | 115 min | Action, Mystery, 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: 152,207 | Gross: $51.57M

4. American Psycho (2000)

R | 101 min | 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: 434,044 | Gross: $15.07M

5. Miami Vice (1984–1990)

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

7.5
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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: 20,813

6. The Wedding Singer (1998)

PG-13 | 100 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: 125,577 | Gross: $80.25M

7. Sink or Swim (2018)

122 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

7.0
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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: 4,693

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: 62,583 | 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: 14,338

10. Michael Jackson: Bad (1987 Video)

PG | 18 min | Short, Crime, Drama

7.9
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Michael Jackson's music video for his song "Bad".

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Michael Jackson, Adam Nathan, Pedro Sanchez, Wesley Snipes

Votes: 4,742

11. After the Screaming Stops (2018)

98 min | Documentary, Music

7.2
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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, Robin Antin, Rob Ferguson

Votes: 1,246

12. Hip-Hop Evolution (2016– )

TV-MA | 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: 1,783

13. Gutterballs (2008)

96 min | Comedy, Horror, Sport

4.7
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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: 2,935

14. Death in Buenos Aires (2014)

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

5.6
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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: 1,451

15. Michael Jackson: Smooth Criminal (1988 Video)

10 min | Short, Music

8.7
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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: 1,261

16. Love Hurts (I) (2009)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Romance

5.7
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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: 1,266

17. 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: 974

18. 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 | Stars: Emmanuelle Alt, David Austin, Tony Bennett, Jellybean Benítez

Votes: 1,093

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

R | 91 min | Horror, Romance

4.7
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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: 622

20. Michael Jackson: Beat It (1983 Video)

G | 5 min | Short, Crime, Music

8.4
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A promotional video for Michael Jackson's 1983 hit single "Beat It."

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

Votes: 1,181

21. Madonna: Material Girl (1985 Video)

5 min | Short, Music

7.8
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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: 666

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

G | 5 min | Short, Music

8.1
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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: 385

23. Madonna: Cherish (1989 Video)

5 min | Short, Music

7.7
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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: 449

24. 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: 403

25. Madonna: Like a Prayer (1989 Video)

6 min | Short, Drama, Music

8.3
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Music video for Madonna's song Like a Prayer.

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

Votes: 843

26. 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: 780

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

G | 5 min | Short, Music

7.9
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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: 604

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

4 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy

7.8
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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: 690

29. Elton John: I'm Still Standing (1983 Video)

4 min | Short, Music

7.7
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"I'm Still Standing" is a song by British rock musician Elton John, from his Platinum-certified 1983 album, Too Low for Zero. The music video, directed by Russell Mulcahy, was shot in ... See full summary »

Director: Russell Mulcahy | Stars: Elton John, Sandy Strallen, Bruno Tonioli

Votes: 47

30. ZZ Top: Legs (1984 Video)

5 min | Short, Music

7.3
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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: 112

31. Madonna: La Isla Bonita (1987 Video)

4 min | Short, Music

7.9
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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: 510

32. Madonna: True Blue (1986 Video)

4 min | Short, Music

7.9
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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: 414

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

4 min | Short, Music, Musical

7.4
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A man struggling to succeed must find an answer to success in a bar where he bonds with a black male with the same problems. As they talk, they tell each other that they love a woman, only to find out it's the same one.

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

Votes: 599

34. Madonna: Crazy for You (1985 Video)

4 min | Short, Music

7.9
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Madonna croons for the lovers of 'Vision Quest' in this music video using footage from the film.

Director: Harold Becker | Stars: Linda Fiorentino, Madonna, Matthew Modine

Votes: 356

35. 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: 419

36. Stadium Anthems (2018)

99 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

8.6
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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: 88

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

4 min | Short, Music

7.7
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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: 15

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

4 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy

8.6
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This classic clip presents the story of a young girl reading a comic book about a heroic guy and his fantastic adventures. Then the fictional animated character on paper invites the real ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Barron | Stars: A-Ha, Bunty Bailey, Magne Furuholmen, Morten Harket

Votes: 1,302

39. Madonna: Like a Virgin (1984 Video)

4 min | Short, Music

7.7
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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: 693

40. Queen: I Want to Break Free (1984 Video)

4 min | Short, Comedy, Music

8.0
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Queen's video for "I Want to Break Free", which is considered a camp classic in the UK but effectively ended their career in the United States, where it received a negative reaction and was boycotted by MTV.

Director: David Mallet | Stars: John Deacon, Brian May, Freddie Mercury, Queen

Votes: 561

41. Michael Jackson: Billie Jean (1983 Video)

5 min | Short, Music, Musical

8.5
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A music video for Michael Jackson's song 'Billie Jean'.

Director: Steve Barron | Stars: Simon Fields, Michael Jackson

Votes: 1,272

42. Bobby Brown: On Our Own (1989 Video)

4 min | Short, Music

6.0
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In the official music video for his song "On Our Own", Bobby Brown performs the song while surrounded by images and celebrities from New York, with clips from the film "Ghostbusters II" mixed in.

Stars: Bobby Brown, Big Daddy Kane, Jane Curtin, Malcolm S. Forbes

Votes: 29

43. Toto: Rosanna (1982 Video)

5 min | Short, Music

7.8
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The promotional video for Toto's classic hit "Rosanna" has Cynthia Rhodes in the title role, dancing and charming the guys around her, which includes the band members playing the song in ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Barron | Stars: Bobby Kimball, Steve Lukather, David Paich, Jeff Porcaro

Votes: 270

44. George Michael: Careless Whisper (1984 Video)

5 min | Short, Music

7.1
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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: 245

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

5 min | Short, Music

7.1
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A young girl murders her abusive father.

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

Votes: 344

46. 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, David Hepworth

Votes: 136

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

4 min | Short, Music

7.8
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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: 104

48. Cyndi Lauper: Girls Just Want to Have Fun (1983 Video)

4 min | Short, Comedy, Music

7.7
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Cyndi Lauper's official music video for 'Girls Just Want To Have Fun'.

Director: Edd Griles | Stars: Laura Baler, Cyndi Lauper, Lou Albano, Catrine Dominique

Votes: 693

49. Billy Joel: Uptown Girl (1983 Video)

3 min | Short, Music, Romance

7.6
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The title character in the music video was played by Christie Brinkley, whom Joel married two years later. Different versions of the music video opening were produced, in which an auto ... See full summary »

Director: Jay Dubin | Stars: Christie Brinkley, Billy Joel

Votes: 514

50. Michael Jackson: Leave Me Alone (1989 Video)

5 min | Short, Fantasy, Music

8.0
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Michael Jackson performs in the music video "Leave Me Alone" from the album "Bad" recorded for Epic Records. The music video features Michael Jackson signing in a stop motion animated ... See full summary »

Director: Jerry Kramer | Star: Michael Jackson

Votes: 526



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