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1. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)

TV-PG | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

8.6
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Set almost 100 years after Captain Kirk's five-year mission, a new generation of Starfleet officers set off in the U.S.S. Enterprise-D on their own mission to go where no one has gone before.

Stars: Patrick Stewart, Brent Spiner, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton

Votes: 93,218

2. Star Trek: The Original Series (1966–1969)

TV-PG | 50 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.3
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In the 23rd Century, Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise explore the galaxy and defend the United Federation of Planets.

Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, Nichelle Nichols

Votes: 69,375

3. Star Trek: Enterprise (2001–2005)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.5
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A century before Captain Kirk's five-year mission, Jonathan Archer captains the United Earth ship Enterprise during the early years of Starfleet, leading up to the Earth-Romulan War and the formation of the Federation.

Stars: Scott Bakula, John Billingsley, Jolene Blalock, Dominic Keating

Votes: 42,729

4. Passengers (I) (2016)

PG-13 | 116 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

7.0
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41 Metascore

A spacecraft traveling to a distant colony planet and transporting thousands of people has a malfunction in its sleep chambers. As a result, two passengers are awakened 90 years early.

Director: Morten Tyldum | Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Pratt, Michael Sheen, Laurence Fishburne

Votes: 329,527 | Gross: $100.01M

5. 3 Idiots (2009)

PG-13 | 170 min | Comedy, Drama

8.4
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67 Metascore

Two friends are searching for their long lost companion. They revisit their college days and recall the memories of their friend who inspired them to think differently, even as the rest of the world called them "idiots".

Director: Rajkumar Hirani | Stars: Aamir Khan, Madhavan, Mona Singh, Sharman Joshi

Votes: 319,184 | Gross: $6.53M

6. Fracture (2007)

R | 113 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.2
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68 Metascore

An attorney intent on climbing the career ladder toward success, finds an unlikely opponent in a manipulative criminal he is trying to prosecute.

Director: Gregory Hoblit | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Ryan Gosling, David Strathairn, Rosamund Pike

Votes: 177,711 | Gross: $39.02M

7. Phineas and Ferb (2007–2015)

TV-G | 15 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

7.9
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Phineas and Ferb invent, scheme, and stay one step ahead of their bratty sister. Meanwhile, their pet platypus plots against evil Dr. Doofenshmirtz.

Stars: Vincent Martella, Ashley Tisdale, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Dan Povenmire

Votes: 30,963

8. Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)

PG-13 | 132 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.7
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72 Metascore

After the crew of the Enterprise find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one-man weapon of mass destruction.

Director: J.J. Abrams | Stars: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Benedict Cumberbatch

Votes: 453,873 | Gross: $228.78M

9. PT 109 (1963)

Approved | 140 min | Biography, Drama, War

6.5
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During WW2, Lieut. John F. Kennedy takes command of PT 109 to fight the Japanese in the Solomon Islands.

Director: Leslie H. Martinson | Stars: Cliff Robertson, Robert Culp, Ty Hardin, James Gregory

Votes: 2,157

10. Star Trek: Nemesis (2002)

PG-13 | 116 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.4
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51 Metascore

The Enterprise is diverted to the Romulan homeworld Romulus, supposedly because they want to negotiate a peace treaty. Captain Picard and his crew discover a serious threat to the Federation once Praetor Shinzon plans to attack Earth.

Director: Stuart Baird | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner, LeVar Burton

Votes: 70,990 | Gross: $43.25M

11. Gattaca (1997)

PG-13 | 106 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.8
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64 Metascore

A genetically inferior man assumes the identity of a superior one in order to pursue his lifelong dream of space travel.

Director: Andrew Niccol | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman, Jude Law, Gore Vidal

Votes: 270,140 | Gross: $12.34M

12. Star Trek: First Contact (1996)

PG-13 | 111 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.6
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71 Metascore

The Borg travel back in time intent on preventing Earth's first contact with an alien species. Captain Picard and his crew pursue them to ensure that Zefram Cochrane makes his maiden flight reaching warp speed.

Director: Jonathan Frakes | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner, LeVar Burton

Votes: 114,098 | Gross: $92.00M

13. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)

PG | 113 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.7
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67 Metascore

With the assistance of the Enterprise crew, Admiral Kirk must stop an old nemesis, Khan Noonien Singh, from using the life-generating Genesis Device as the ultimate weapon.

Director: Nicholas Meyer | Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan

Votes: 108,645 | Gross: $78.91M

14. Primer (2004)

PG-13 | 77 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.9
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68 Metascore

Four friends/fledgling entrepreneurs, knowing that there's something bigger and more innovative than the different error-checking devices they've built, wrestle over their new invention.

Director: Shane Carruth | Stars: Shane Carruth, David Sullivan, Casey Gooden, Anand Upadhyaya

Votes: 93,256 | Gross: $0.42M

15. Paycheck (2003)

PG-13 | 119 min | Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.3
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43 Metascore

What seemed like a breezy idea for an engineer to net him millions of dollars, leaves him on the run for his life and piecing together why he's being chased.

Director: John Woo | Stars: Ben Affleck, Aaron Eckhart, Uma Thurman, Michael C. Hall

Votes: 100,086 | Gross: $53.79M

16. Kota Factory (2019– )

45 min | Comedy, Drama

9.2
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Dedicated to Shrimati SL Loney ji, Shri Irodov ji and Maanniya HC Verma ji, 'Kota Factory' is TVF's latest original. India's first 'Black and White' show highlights the problems present day IIT-JEE aspirants face in their day-to-day lives.

Stars: Mayur More, Jitendra Kumar, Ranjan Raj, Revathi Pillai

Votes: 17,454

17. The Wind Rises (2013)

PG-13 | 126 min | Animation, Biography, Drama

7.8
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83 Metascore

A look at the life of Jiro Horikoshi, the man who designed Japanese fighter planes during World War II.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Hideaki Anno, Hidetoshi Nishijima, Miori Takimoto, Masahiko Nishimura

Votes: 65,056 | Gross: $5.21M

18. Step Up 3D (2010)

PG-13 | 107 min | Drama, Music, Romance

6.2
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45 Metascore

A tight-knit group of New York City street dancers find themselves pitted against the world's best hip hop dancers in a high-stakes showdown.

Director: Jon M. Chu | Stars: Sharni Vinson, Rick Malambri, Adam Sevani, Alyson Stoner

Votes: 54,314 | Gross: $42.40M

19. MythBusters (2003– )

TV-PG | 44 min | Documentary, Mystery, Reality-TV

8.3
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A weekly documentary in which two Hollywood special effects experts attempt to debunk urban legends by directly testing them.

Stars: Robert Lee, Jamie Hyneman, Adam Savage, Kari Byron

Votes: 49,321

20. Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988)

PG | 110 min | Biography, Drama

6.9
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74 Metascore

The story of Preston Tucker, the maverick car designer and his ill-fated challenge to the auto industry with his revolutionary car concept.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Joan Allen, Martin Landau, Frederic Forrest

Votes: 15,389 | Gross: $19.65M

21. Deep Red (1975)

R | 127 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

7.6
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89 Metascore

A jazz pianist and a wisecracking journalist are pulled into a complex web of mystery after the former witnesses the brutal murder of a psychic.

Director: Dario Argento | Stars: David Hemmings, Daria Nicolodi, Gabriele Lavia, Macha Méril

Votes: 29,488

22. Hostel Daze (2019– )

159 min | Comedy, Drama

8.8
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Through the adventures of four friends 'Hostel Daze' captures what goes inside an engineering hostel in India.

Stars: Nikhil Vijay, Adarsh Gourav, Shubham Gaur, LUV

Votes: 3,511

23. Zoom (1997– )

TV-Y | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.1
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A group of older children do arts and crafts, cooking, science and technology, and games sent in by viewers.

Stars: Caroline Botelho, Kenny Yates, Alisa Besher, Zoe Costello

Votes: 1,087

24. Cyberchase (2002– )

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

6.8
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Three kids, Jackie, Matt, Inez, and their bird friend Digit, must save cyberspace from the evil Hacker with the use of strategy and math skills.

Stars: Christopher Lloyd, Novie Edwards, Annick Obonsawin, Jacqueline Pillon

Votes: 1,881

25. Star Trek: The Animated Series (1973–1975)

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

7.5
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The further adventures of Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the USS Enterprise, as they explore the galaxy and defend the United Federation of Planets.

Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, George Takei

Votes: 5,516

26. Flash of Genius (2008)

PG-13 | 119 min | Biography, Drama

7.0
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57 Metascore

Robert Kearns takes on the Detroit automakers who he claims stole his idea for the intermittent windshield wiper.

Director: Marc Abraham | Stars: Greg Kinnear, Lauren Graham, Alan Alda, Tim Eddis

Votes: 16,194 | Gross: $4.23M

27. Close to the Enemy (2016– )

59 min | Drama

5.9
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A British intelligence officer has to ensure that a captured German scientist helps the British develop jet aircraft.

Stars: Lucy Ward, August Diehl, Jim Sturgess, Julian Bleach

Votes: 985

28. Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story (2017)

88 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.4
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70 Metascore

The life and career of the hailed Hollywood movie star and underappreciated genius inventor, Hedy Lamarr.

Director: Alexandra Dean | Stars: Hedy Lamarr, Mel Brooks, Jennifer Hom, Anthony Loder

Votes: 2,888 | Gross: $0.82M

29. Clambake (1967)

TV-G | 99 min | Comedy, Musical

5.6
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The heir to an oil fortune trades places with a water-ski instructor at a Florida hotel to see if girls will like him for himself, rather than his father's money.

Director: Arthur H. Nadel | Stars: Elvis Presley, Shelley Fabares, Will Hutchins, Bill Bixby

Votes: 2,264

30. 8 ½ Women (1999)

R | 118 min | Comedy, Drama

5.8
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36 Metascore

Following the death of a mother, a father and son open up a brothel in their Genevan estate after watching (1963).

Director: Peter Greenaway | Stars: John Standing, Matthew Delamere, Vivian Wu, Toni Collette

Votes: 3,696 | Gross: $0.42M

31. Hands of Steel (1986)

R | 94 min | Action, Sci-Fi

5.4
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A cyborg is programmed to kill a scientist who holds the fate of mankind in his hands. He fails and hides in a diner in a desert run by a woman who likes him. The people who sent him are after him and so is the local arm wrestling champ.

Director: Sergio Martino | Stars: Daniel Greene, Janet Agren, Claudio Cassinelli, George Eastman

Votes: 2,034

32. Ridicule (1996)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4
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To get royal backing on a needed drainage project, a poor French lord must learn to play the delicate games of wit at court at Versailles.

Director: Patrice Leconte | Stars: Charles Berling, Jean Rochefort, Fanny Ardant, Judith Godrèche

Votes: 6,943 | Gross: $2.50M

33. Burden of Dreams (1982)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary

7.9
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A documentary on the chaotic production of Werner Herzog's epic Fitzcarraldo (1982), showing how the film managed to get made despite problems that would have floored a less obsessively ... See full summary »

Director: Les Blank | Stars: Werner Herzog, Klaus Kinski, Claudia Cardinale, Jason Robards

Votes: 5,969

34. The Fifth Cord (1971)

Not Rated | 93 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

6.6
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A journalist finds himself on the trail of a murderer who's been targeting people around him, while the police are considering him a suspect in their investigation.

Director: Luigi Bazzoni | Stars: Franco Nero, Silvia Monti, Wolfgang Preiss, Ira von Fürstenberg

Votes: 1,499

35. Chasing Ice (2012)

PG-13 | 75 min | Documentary, Biography

7.8
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75 Metascore

Follow National Geographic photographer James Balog across the Arctic as he deploys time-lapse cameras designed for one purpose: to capture a multi-year record of the world's changing glaciers.

Director: Jeff Orlowski | Stars: James Balog, Svavar Jónatansson, Louie Psihoyos, Kitty Boone

Votes: 7,975 | Gross: $1.33M

36. Minnale (2001)

171 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

7.6
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A young girl is torn between an obsessive lover and a mild-mannered suitor.

Director: Gautham Vasudev Menon | Stars: Madhavan, Abbas, Reema Sen, Nagesh

Votes: 1,579

37. Doomwatch (1970–2016)

50 min | Sci-Fi, Drama

6.9
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Doomwatch is the nickname for the Department of Measurement of Scientific Work. Under the leadership of Nobel Prize winning physicist, Dr. Spencer Quist, the Doomwatch team struggled, for ... See full summary »

Stars: John Paul, Joby Blanshard, Simon Oates, Vivien Sherrard

Votes: 120

38. Alien vs. Ninja (2010)

80 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

4.3
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A comet crashes into a Japanese forest and a group of mighty ninjas must fight a group of killer Aliens before they reach their village and kill everyone.

Director: Seiji Chiba | Stars: Masanori Mimoto, Shûji Kashiwabara, Donpei Tsuchihira, Mika Hijii

Votes: 2,082

39. Who Killed the Electric Car? (2006)

PG | 92 min | Documentary

7.6
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70 Metascore

A documentary that investigates the birth and death of the electric car, as well as the role of renewable energy and sustainable living in the future.

Director: Chris Paine | Stars: Martin Sheen, Tom Hanks, Mel Gibson, Reverend Gadget

Votes: 11,988 | Gross: $1.68M

40. Kurzgesagt: In a Nutshell (2013– )

TV-G | Documentary, Animation

9.2
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Various scientific subjects are explained in animation.

Stars: Steve Taylor, C.G.P. Grey, Jake Roper

Votes: 282

41. Nazi Mega Weapons (2013– )

60 min | Documentary, History, War

8.0
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An examination of Nazi Germany's various military engineering projects during World War II.

Stars: James Holland, Tony Pollard, Richard Lintern, Julian Forsyth

Votes: 454

42. Dream Big: Engineering Our World (2017)

42 min | Documentary, Short

6.4
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From the Great Wall of China and the world's tallest buildings to underwater robots, solar cars and smart, sustainable cities, DREAM BIG celebrates the human ingenuity behind engineering marvels.

Director: Greg MacGillivray | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Jesus Cris Acosta, Steve Burrows, Christian Collier

Votes: 334

43. Siren of the Tropics (1927)

Not Rated | 86 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.3
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Marquis Sévéro, a rich, lazy Parisian, wants to divorce his wife so that he can marry his own goddaughter Denise. But Denise herself loves André Berval, an engineer employed by the marquis.... See full summary »

Directors: Mario Nalpas, Henri Étiévant | Stars: Josephine Baker, Pierre Batcheff, Régina Dalthy, Regina Thomas

Votes: 191

44. Engineering Girls (2018– )

20 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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Three engineering students deal with dorm drama, date around, and do whatever it takes to make their dreams come true.

Stars: Barkha Singh, Sejal Kumar, Kritika Avasthi, Kunal Aneja

Votes: 810

45. Aanandam (2016)

120 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.1
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A coming of age drama exploring love, life and friendship as a class of second year engineering students set out on their very first college tour to the exotic lands of Hampi and Goa.

Director: Ganesh Raj | Stars: Thomas Mathew, Arun Kurian, Roshan Mathew, Vishak Nair

Votes: 1,408

46. Extreme Engineering (2003– )

50 min | Documentary

7.4
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Each episode of Extreme Engineering features a major construction and engineering project. Some projects are completed ones, like the new Hong Kong airport. Other projects are those under ... See full summary »

Stars: Danny Forster, Joseph Giotta, Larc Spies, John Littlefield

Votes: 966

47. Brooklyn Bridge (1981)

TV-G | 58 min | Documentary, History

7.5
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This documentary chronicles the world-famous Brooklyn Bridge in New York City. The difficult construction process is described in interesting detail; later parts of the film interview ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Burns | Stars: Paul Roebling, Julie Harris, Arthur Miller, Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

Votes: 680

48. Mega Machines (2018– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

8.7
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Mega Machines unlocks the secrets of iconic machines, such as roller coasters, bullet trains, and cargo planes. This series goes inside the machines, revealing how they were built, how they work, and more.

Star: Erik Thompson

Votes: 20

49. Engineering Catastrophes (2018– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

6.7
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WORLD'S GREATEST ENGINEERING CATASTROPHES is going to profile, investigate, analyze and find solutions for the world's most unbelievable engineering blunders - great and small. From the ... See full summary »

Stars: David Hitt, Jason Dietz

Votes: 53

50. Revenge of the Electric Car (2011)

PG-13 | 90 min | Documentary

7.2
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63 Metascore

Director Chris Paine takes his film crew behind the closed doors of Nissan, GM, and the Silicon Valley start-up Tesla Motors to chronicle the story of the global resurgence of electric cars.

Director: Chris Paine | Stars: Tim Robbins, Dan Neil, Danny DeVito, Ray Wert

Votes: 1,717 | Gross: $0.15M



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