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1. The Deer Hunter (1978)

R | 183 min | Drama, War

8.1
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86 Metascore

An in-depth examination of the ways in which the U.S. Vietnam War impacts and disrupts the lives of people in a small industrial town in Pennsylvania.

Director: Michael Cimino | Stars: Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken, John Cazale, John Savage

Votes: 288,133 | Gross: $48.98M

2. Thunderball (1965)

PG | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

7.0
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64 Metascore

James Bond heads to the Bahamas to recover two nuclear warheads stolen by S.P.E.C.T.R.E. Agent Emilio Largo in an international extortion scheme.

Director: Terence Young | Stars: Sean Connery, Claudine Auger, Adolfo Celi, Luciana Paluzzi

Votes: 96,755 | Gross: $63.60M

3. We Were Soldiers (2002)

R | 138 min | Action, Drama, History

7.1
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65 Metascore

The story of the first major battle of the American phase of the Vietnam War, and the soldiers on both sides that fought it, while their wives wait nervously and anxiously at home for the good news or the bad news.

Director: Randall Wallace | Stars: Mel Gibson, Madeleine Stowe, Greg Kinnear, Sam Elliott

Votes: 122,527 | Gross: $78.12M

4. The Right Stuff (1983)

PG | 193 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.8
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91 Metascore

The story of the original Mercury 7 astronauts and their macho, seat-of-the-pants approach to the space program.

Director: Philip Kaufman | Stars: Sam Shepard, Scott Glenn, Ed Harris, Dennis Quaid

Votes: 53,000 | Gross: $21.50M

5. The Towering Inferno (1974)

PG | 165 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.9
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69 Metascore

At the opening party of a colossal, but poorly constructed, office building, a massive fire breaks out that threatens to destroy the tower and everyone in it.

Director: John Guillermin | Stars: Paul Newman, Steve McQueen, William Holden, Faye Dunaway

Votes: 36,208 | Gross: $116.00M

6. Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (1995)

R | 100 min | Action, Thriller

5.5
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52 Metascore

Casey Ryback hops on a Colorado to LA train to start a vacation with his niece. Early into the trip, terrorists board the train and use it as a mobile HQ to hijack a top secret destructive US satellite.

Director: Geoff Murphy | Stars: Steven Seagal, Eric Bogosian, Everett McGill, Katherine Heigl

Votes: 41,537 | Gross: $50.02M

7. Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (2011)

G | 87 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

4.3
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24 Metascore

Playing around while aboard a cruise ship, the Chipmunks and Chipettes accidentally go overboard and end up marooned in a tropical paradise. They discover their new turf is not as deserted as it seems.

Director: Mike Mitchell | Stars: Justin Long, Matthew Gray Gubler, Jesse McCartney, Jason Lee

Votes: 28,718 | Gross: $133.11M

8. Niagara (1953)

Not Rated | 92 min | Film-Noir, Thriller

7.0
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As two couples are visiting Niagara Falls, tensions between one wife and her husband reach the level of murder.

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: Marilyn Monroe, Joseph Cotten, Jean Peters, Max Showalter

Votes: 13,552

9. The Bridges at Toko-Ri (1954)

Approved | 102 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.7
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Set during the Korean War, a Navy fighter pilot must come to terms with with his own ambivalence towards the war and the fear of having to bomb a set of highly defended bridges. The ending of this grim war drama is all tension.

Director: Mark Robson | Stars: William Holden, Grace Kelly, Fredric March, Mickey Rooney

Votes: 4,888

10. Kilo Two Bravo (2014)

R | 108 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.1
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Kajaki Dam 2006. A company of young British soldiers encounter an unexpected, terrifying enemy. A dried-out river bed, and under every step the possibility of an anti-personnel mine. A mine that could cost you your leg - or your life.

Director: Paul Katis | Stars: David Elliot, Mark Stanley, Scott Kyle, Benjamin O'Mahony

Votes: 10,331

11. Emmanuelle 5 (1987)

R | 85 min | Action, Drama

3.2
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[American version.] Emmanuelle has a streak of bad luck that starts when she is stripped by a mob of adoring fans at the Cannes Film Festival. Her rotten luck continues when the dictator of... See full summary »

Director: Walerian Borowczyk | Stars: Monique Gabrielle, Crofton Hardester, Dana Burns Westburg, Yaseen Khan

Votes: 803

12. Flood (1976 TV Movie)

100 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.6
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After several weeks of heavy rainfall, the dam above Brownsville is ready to burst. But the town's mayor refuses to open its gates - paving the way for disaster.

Director: Earl Bellamy | Stars: Robert Culp, Martin Milner, Barbara Hershey, Richard Basehart

Votes: 330

13. Far from Home: The Adventures of Yellow Dog (1995)

PG | 81 min | Adventure, Family

6.4
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Teenage Angus adopts a stray dog and names him Yellow. Several days later, while traveling along the coast of British Columbia with Angus' father, John, the boy and dog become stranded when... See full summary »

Director: Phillip Borsos | Stars: Jesse Bradford, Mimi Rogers, Bruce Davison, Tom Bower

Votes: 2,404 | Gross: $11.64M

14. Trauma (2009–2010)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama

7.7
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Follows a small group of flight paramedics on the job and in their lives outside of work.

Stars: Derek Luke, Anastasia Griffith, Aimee Garcia, Kevin Rankin

Votes: 2,470

15. Tango Charlie (2005)

Not Rated | 142 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.0
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Tarun Chauhan, a rookie army officer undergoes ups and downs in his mission and learns the true meaning of 'war' to overcome his weaknesses.

Director: Mani Shankar | Stars: Ajay Devgn, Bobby Deol, Sanjay Dutt, Sunil Shetty

Votes: 1,467

16. Wyvern (2009 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

4.6
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They Find a Live Wyvern in small town Alaska.

Director: Steven R. Monroe | Stars: Nick Chinlund, Erin Karpluk, Barry Corbin, Elaine Miles

Votes: 1,705

17. 1 chance sur 2 (1998)

104 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.8
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Two legends of the past have an equal chances of becoming the father of a young beautiful girl. But before they find out which one exactly, they are forced to join efforts for saving her from the Mob.

Director: Patrice Leconte | Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Alain Delon, Vanessa Paradis, Eric Defosse

Votes: 2,208

18. Kiss the Girls and Make Them Die (1966)

106 min | Action, Comedy

6.3
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In this spoof of spy films, CIA agent, Kelly, is in Rio De Janeiro spying on a wealthy industrialist, David Ardonian, who secretly plans to turn the world sterile and repopulate it with his harem. UK spy, Susan Fleming, helps Kelly.

Directors: Henry Levin, Arduino Maiuri | Stars: Mike Connors, Dorothy Provine, Raf Vallone, Terry-Thomas

Votes: 222

19. Thud Pilots (2018)

90 min | Documentary

7.4
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An edge-of-your-seat documentary that exposes the Vietnam Air War where an elite band of brothers known as Thud Pilots fought and died receiving neither the country's support nor glory.

Director: Mark Vizcarra | Stars: Larry Poole, Vic Vizcarra, Henry W. Goetz, Robert L. Cooper

Votes: 156

20. Scorcher (I) (2002)

R | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

3.6
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The only hope for humanity to survive a natural disaster is to detonate a nuclear bomb in Los Angeles.

Director: James Seale | Stars: Mark Dacascos, John Rhys-Davies, Tamara Davies, Mark Rolston

Votes: 1,322

21. The Sicilian Girl (2008)

Not Rated | 115 min | Crime, Drama

6.9
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48 Metascore

The true story of 17-year-old Sicilian Rita Atria (Veronica D'Agostino) -- who broke the Sicilian Mafia's code of silence and testified against the "family business" after both her father ... See full summary »

Director: Marco Amenta | Stars: Veronica D'Agostino, Gérard Jugnot, Marcello Mazzarella, Mario Pupella

Votes: 1,735 | Gross: $0.07M

22. Paris Holiday (1958)

103 min | Action, Comedy, Romance

6.0
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American actor, Bob Hunter, travels to Paris to purchase the rights to a highly sought after script, and meets his French counterpart Fernydel along the way, but a sinister organization seems to be targeting Hunter for a mysterious reason.

Director: Gerd Oswald | Stars: Bob Hope, Fernandel, Anita Ekberg, Martha Hyer

Votes: 336

23. Tout ça... pour ça! (1993)

120 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

6.1
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Marie, a young lawyer, leaves with her husband Fabrice and a couple of friends, Francis and Alessandra. They are engaged in a dangerous sentimental game together, from which their relations will not come out unseemly.

Director: Claude Lelouch | Stars: Marie-Sophie L., Francis Huster, Fabrice Luchini, Alessandra Martines

Votes: 683

24. Raptor Island (2004 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

2.5
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A team of terrorist-fighting Naval officers in the South China Sea finds their struggle against the enemy taking a backseat to the fight of their lives when an horde of creatures thought to... See full summary »

Director: Stanley Isaacs | Stars: Lorenzo Lamas, Steven Bauer, Hayley DuMond, Michael Cory Davis

Votes: 887

25. High Ice (1980 TV Movie)

104 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

6.5
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A park ranger clashes with an egotistical army officer over how to handle a rescue operation to save three rock climbers stranded on a high elevation ledge of a mountain in Washington state.

Director: Eugene S. Jones | Stars: David Janssen, Tony Musante, Madge Sinclair, Gretchen Corbett

Votes: 102

26. The Forgotten Man (1971 TV Movie)

73 min | Drama, War

6.8
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Former Vietnam War POW Lt.Joe Hardy returns home to the US where he finds a totally changed life situation and where he struggles with PTSD.

Director: Walter Grauman | Stars: Dennis Weaver, Lois Nettleton, Anne Francis, Andrew Duggan

Votes: 56

27. Ya bon les blancs (1988)

95 min | Comedy, Drama

6.2
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The humanitarian aid expedition "Angeles Azules" (Blue Angels), comprising twelve Europeans and six trucks loaded with provisions to alleviate hunger in Sub-Saharan Africa, advances across ... See full summary »

Director: Marco Ferreri | Stars: Maruschka Detmers, Michele Placido, Juan Diego, Evelyne Pieiller

Votes: 149

28. Deadliest Sea (2009 TV Movie)

88 min | Adventure, Drama

4.8
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Based on a true story of a fishing boat out of Kodiak, Alaska that encountered a storm and was hit by a rogue wave. The crew, believing that their vessel was about to capsize, abandoned ship in the Bering sea.

Director: T.J. Scott | Stars: Sebastian Pigott, Greg Bryk, Joanne Boland, Ryan Blakely

Votes: 231

29. Santo Versus Doctor Death (1973)

95 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.1
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Mexican Wrestler "El Santo" must stop a gang of art thieves.

Director: Rafael Romero Marchent | Stars: Santo, Carlos Romero Marchent, Helga Liné, George Rigaud

Votes: 105

30. Joelma 23º Andar (1980)

80 min | Drama

5.9
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The after-life journey of a young woman, the youngest in her spiritualist family, after she perishes in the disastrous Joelma building fire in 1974.

Director: Clery Cunha | Stars: Beth Goulart, Liana Duval, Carlos Marques, Ed Carlos

Votes: 69

31. RKO Screenliner: Flying Pinwheels (1952)

Approved | 8 min | Short

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Hellicopters and what they are like to fly and what that can accomplish in peace or war are the subjects of this one-reel Screenliner.

Director: Howard Winner | Star: Harry Wismer

32. Rescue (1982 Video Game)

Action

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33. Forsthaus Falkenau (1989– )
Episode: Am Abgrund (2012)

44 min | Drama, Family

6.6
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Major foundation sponsor Meierhof makes the major force Stefan to show him around the park, then doesn't show up and 'delegates' to his adolescent sons: Philip, the company heir who ... See full summary »

Director: Andreas Drost | Stars: Hardy Krüger Jr., Gisa Zach, Maxi Warwel, Martin Lüttge

Votes: 7

34. Shockwave (2007– )
Episode: Episode #1.11 (2008)

History

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A midget car crashes, spills methanol and nearly burns the driver alive. A sinkhole caused by faulty sewer work swallows a million dollar house. A jet boat goes airborne and crashes. A ... See full summary »

35. Shockwave (2007– )
Episode: Episode #1.6 (2008)

History

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A man standing in the water on the edge of Niagra Falls contemplates suicide. A drag boat racer rolls and disintegrates. A volcanic eruption devastates Plymouth, Montserrat. An elderly ... See full summary »

36. Shockwave (2007– )
Episode: Episode #1.9 (2008)

History

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Murdock, Illinois: Tank cars full of liquid propane and other volatile chemicals explode following a train crash. Daytona, Florida: A rescue worker is tossed into the air when an out of ... See full summary »

Stars: Ramey Becker, James Barlow, Howard D. Eskridge, Buddy Pittman

37. House (2004–2012)
Episode: Human Error (2007)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Mystery

9.0
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A couple risk their lives getting from Cuba to see House, but his preoccupation with staff issues may cost the woman her life.

Director: Katie Jacobs | Stars: Hugh Laurie, Lisa Edelstein, Omar Epps, Robert Sean Leonard

Votes: 2,095

38. Atashinchi no danshi (2009– )
Episode: Hômuresu musume vs Henjin 6-kyôdai (2009)

Comedy

7.2
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Director: Hidetomo Matsuda | Stars: Maki Horikita, Jun Kaname, Yoshinori Okada, Osamu Mukai

Votes: 5

39. Trauma (2009–2010)
Episode: Pilot (2009)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama

7.6
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When emergencies occur, the trauma team from San Francisco City Hospital is first on the scene, traveling by land, by sea or by air to reach their victims in time. From the heights of the ... See full summary »

Director: Jeffrey Reiner | Stars: Derek Luke, Anastasia Griffith, Aimee Garcia, Kevin Rankin

Votes: 59

40. State Trooper (1956– )
Episode: Safe on a Boat (1957)

30 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

7.6
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Police investigate the theft of Las Vegas casino's safe that disappeared during a lavish wedding ceremony. Blake's only clue points to the honeymooning couple who are en route to Niagara Falls.

Director: Richard Irving | Stars: Rod Cameron, Whitney Blake, John Vivyan, Gerald Milton

Votes: 7

41. Savage Planet (2000– )
Episode: Storms of the Century (2000)

Documentary

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Survivors describe their experiences in severe sudden storms including an extra-tropical cyclone in the Florida keys, a blizzard in Appalachian Mountains of Tennessee, a container ship ... See full summary »

42. Rosamunde Pilcher (1993– )
Episode: Zu hoch geflogen (2013)

Drama, Romance

5.1
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Lord Bingford presides since years, from his splendid cliff estate, over Cornwall's private, donations-financed helicopter rescue service. When the daredevil among its pilots dies in a ... See full summary »

Director: Stefan Bartmann | Stars: James Daffern, Kristina Dörfer, Alina Freund, Anthony Houghton

Votes: 17



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