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1. Independence Day (1996)

PG-13 | 145 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.0
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59 Metascore

The aliens are coming and their goal is to invade and destroy Earth. Fighting superior technology, mankind's best weapon is the will to survive.

Director: Roland Emmerich | Stars: Will Smith, Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum, Mary McDonnell

Votes: 510,523 | Gross: $306.17M

2. Don't Breathe (2016)

R | 88 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller

7.1
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71 Metascore

Hoping to walk away with a massive fortune, a trio of thieves break into the house of a blind man who isn't as helpless as he seems.

Director: Fede Alvarez | Stars: Stephen Lang, Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette, Daniel Zovatto

Votes: 203,064 | Gross: $89.22M

3. State of Play (2009)

PG-13 | 127 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.1
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64 Metascore

When a congressional aide is killed, a Washington, D.C. journalist starts investigating the case involving the Representative, his old college friend.

Director: Kevin Macdonald | Stars: Russell Crowe, Rachel McAdams, Ben Affleck, Helen Mirren

Votes: 130,635 | Gross: $37.02M

4. A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014)

R | 114 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.5
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57 Metascore

Private investigator Matthew Scudder is hired by a drug kingpin to find out who kidnapped and murdered his wife.

Director: Scott Frank | Stars: Liam Neeson, Dan Stevens, David Harbour, Boyd Holbrook

Votes: 108,522 | Gross: $26.31M

5. The Jacket (2005)

R | 103 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

7.1
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44 Metascore

A Gulf war veteran is wrongly sent to a mental institution for insane criminals, where he becomes the object of a doctor's experiments, and his life is completely affected by them.

Director: John Maybury | Stars: Adrien Brody, Keira Knightley, Daniel Craig, Kris Kristofferson

Votes: 105,836 | Gross: $6.30M

6. Body Snatchers (1993)

R | 87 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

5.9
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65 Metascore

A teenage girl and her father discover alien clones are replacing humans on a remote U.S. military base in Alabama.

Director: Abel Ferrara | Stars: Gabrielle Anwar, Meg Tilly, Terry Kinney, Reilly Murphy

Votes: 16,007 | Gross: $0.43M

7. End Game (2006)

R | 93 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.1
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A secret Service agent and a news reporter investigate the conspiracy behind the assassination of the President.

Director: Andy Cheng | Stars: Cuba Gooding Jr., Angie Harmon, James Woods, Patrick Fabian

Votes: 5,001

8. Most Wanted (1997)

R | 99 min | Action, Thriller

5.6
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A Marine on death row is recruited by a shadowy U.S. military officer as part of a top-secret ops team, then gets framed for murder when the team and its officer set him up as the fall guy for the assassination of the First Lady.

Director: David Hogan | Stars: Keenen Ivory Wayans, Jon Voight, Robert Kotecki, Rick Cramer

Votes: 5,488 | Gross: $6.32M

9. Get on the Bus (1996)

R | 120 min | Drama, History

6.7
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A disparate group of African-American men travel by bus to Washington, DC for the Million Man March.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Ossie Davis, Charles S. Dutton, Andre Braugher, Richard Belzer

Votes: 4,758 | Gross: $5.73M

10. Vanishing Point (1997 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.7
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When his wife goes into a troubled labor while he is on the road over 1200 miles away James Kowalski, a former race-car driver and Army Ranger, attempts to elude police while trying to get ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Robert Carner | Stars: Viggo Mortensen, Christine Elise, Steve Railsback, Rodney A. Grant

Votes: 2,540

11. Mercenary for Justice (2006 Video)

R | 91 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

4.1
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A mercenary gets involved in a mission that threatens the lives of his kin. In order to succeed, he must break into one of the most wellguarded prisons in Eastern Europe and free the son of the most notorious drug lord in the world today.

Director: Don E. FauntLeRoy | Stars: Steven Seagal, Jacqueline Lord, Roger Guenveur Smith, Luke Goss

Votes: 3,682

12. American Hero (2015)

Not Rated | 86 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

4.9
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42 Metascore

Melvin, a reluctant Superhero, lives only for crime, women and drugs - until he realises that the only way he will ever get to see his estranged son is to go straight and fulfil his potential as a crime fighter.

Director: Nick Love | Stars: Stephen Dorff, Eddie Griffin, Luis Da Silva Jr., Christopher Berry

Votes: 3,736

13. Point Blank (1998)

R | 89 min | Action, Crime, Drama

4.3
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Convicted corporate criminal Howard engineers a prison break as he and a number of fellow inmates are being transferred to a new facility. The escapees storm a shopping mall and take a ... See full summary »

Director: Matt Earl Beesley | Stars: Mickey Rourke, Danny Trejo, Frederic Forrest, Werner Schreyer

Votes: 1,467

14. The Peacekeeper (1997)

R | 98 min | Action

5.0
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When a terrorist group steals the US President's personal communications computer for launching the US arsenal in case of war, only a heroic Major has the key to prevent a Presidential assassination or a nuclear holocaust.

Director: Frédéric Forestier | Stars: Dolph Lundgren, Michael Sarrazin, Montel Williams, Roy Scheider

Votes: 2,431

15. Screwed (I) (2011)

Not Rated | 110 min | Crime, Drama

5.6
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The film is a semi-biographical story based on the experiences of former prison guard Ronnie Thompson who spent seven years working in some of the UK's most dangerous prisons. Based on ... See full summary »

Director: Reg Traviss | Stars: James D'Arcy, Noel Clarke, Frank Harper, Kate Magowan

Votes: 1,950

16. Deadly Outbreak (1995 Video)

R | 88 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

4.6
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A terrorist group lead by Colonel Baron has taken over an Israeli biochemical weapon laboratory. Colonel Baron wants to get his hands on a new secret weapon developed by Dr. Allie Levin. ... See full summary »

Director: Rick Avery | Stars: Jeff Speakman, Ron Silver, Rochelle Swanson, Jack Adalist

Votes: 459

17. Death of a President (2006)

R | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.3
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49 Metascore

Years after the assassination of President George W. Bush in Chicago, an investigative documentary examines that as-yet-unsolved crime.

Director: Gabriel Range | Stars: Hend Ayoub, Becky Ann Baker, George W. Bush, Brian Boland

Votes: 6,793 | Gross: $0.52M

18. Assault on Death Mountain (1999 TV Movie)

R | Action, Adventure, Thriller

3.6
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Pals Mike, Roy, Hunter and Derek, all ex-military, are now a bounty hunter team that also helps people in need. A woman whose rich ex kidnapped their kid hires them. Also, a chemical weapons expert who killed Mike's old team resurfaces.

Director: Jon Cassar | Stars: Hulk Hogan, Shannon Tweed, Carl Weathers, Martin Kove

Votes: 550

19. The Defender (2004)

R | 90 min | Action

4.9
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Lance and his team are bodyguards for NSA's head, who is sent by the president to a secret meeting in an empty hotel outside Bucharest. During the meeting, the hotel is attacked. By whom and why?

Director: Dolph Lundgren | Stars: Dolph Lundgren, Jerry Springer, Shakara Ledard, Thomas Lockyer

Votes: 1,518

20. A Christmas Visitor (2002 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

7.0
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A father struggles with the past. A daughter fights for the future. A mother searches for answers. The Boyajians have not celebrated Christmas in 11 years. They lost their faith when they ... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Leitch | Stars: William Devane, Meredith Baxter, Dean McDermott, Reagan Pasternak

Votes: 933

21. Lion Strike (1994)

R | 90 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

5.4
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Dr. Johnny Wu becomes involved in a global Mafia arms cartel when they kidnap his son Bobby. The cartel, made-up of underworld leaders from around the world, become aware that he stumbled ... See full summary »

Directors: Rick Jacobson, Joe Hart, Paul G. Volk | Stars: Don Wilson, Bobbie Phillips, Marcus Aurelius, Timothy D. Baker

Votes: 320

22. Cut Sleeve Boys (2006)

R | 86 min | Comedy, Romance

6.0
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45 Metascore

Two British Chinese gay men decides to re-examine their lives following a death of their friend. Mel sleeps around whilst rejecting the love of Todd and Ash decides to cross dress to find his knight in shining armour.

Director: Ray Yeung | Stars: Chowee Leow, Steven Lim, Gareth Rhys Davis, Neil Collie

Votes: 439 | Gross: $0.01M

23. Chrome Soldiers (1992 TV Movie)

R | Action, Drama

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Five ex-soldiers go to a small town in Oregon to help a friend investigate the murder of his brother.

Director: Thomas J. Wright | Stars: Gary Busey, Ray Sharkey, William Atherton, Norm Skaggs

Votes: 187

24. Tactical Assault (1998 Video)

R | 89 min | Action, Thriller

3.8
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A deranged Air Force pilot seeks to destroy the life of his former commander, who shot him down during the Gulf War to stop him from shooting on unauthorized and civilian targets.

Director: Mark Griffiths | Stars: Rutger Hauer, Robert Patrick, Isabel Glasser, Dey Young

Votes: 502

25. The Right to Love: An American Family (2012)

88 min | Documentary

7.9
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The Right to Love: An American Family chronicles one story of courage born out of the highly mediatized and controversial Prop 8 2008 election results in California.

Director: Cassie Jaye | Stars: Justin R. Cannon, Bryan Leffew, Jay Leffew, Denise Miney

Votes: 79

26. Direct Order (2003)

55 min | Documentary

7.1
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The United States Military is using an experimental drug on our men and women in uniform, and it is killing them.

Director: Scott Miller | Stars: Michael Douglas, Rick Otto

Votes: 15

27. Dead to Rights (2003)

Thriller

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A Gulf War veteran returns home and while attempting to make peace with his past, gets caught up in a deadly triangle involving two very sexy, very dangerous women.

Director: Steven Kohl | Stars: Valerie Mikita, Tony Czyzyk, Heather Frayne, Peter H. Simon

28. Who Will Stand (2008)

107 min | Documentary, War

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It is about the post war plight of the severely wounded.

Director: Phil Valentine | Star: Phil Valentine

29. Clash of the Champions XVI: Fall Brawl 91 (1991 TV Special)

Sport

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Stars: Arn Anderson, Steve Austin, Eric Bischoff, Steve Borden

Votes: 19

30. The Empire Files (2015– )
Episode: 100 Years of US Troops as Lab Rats (2016)

Documentary, News, Talk-Show

8.7
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Star: Abby Martin

Votes: 7

31. Granada Reports (1992– )
Episode: 5 January 2017: Evening Bulletin (2017)

News

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Stars: Jennifer Baker, Mel Barham, Ged Blezard, Gemma Bodinetz

32. Six Feet Under (2001–2005)
Episode: Brotherhood (2001)

TV-MA | 51 min | Comedy, Drama

8.1
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The family must persuade the angry brother of a war veteran who died of lung disease that his brother should receive a military-honoring burial.

Director: Jim McBride | Stars: Peter Krause, Michael C. Hall, Frances Conroy, Lauren Ambrose

Votes: 1,171

33. Millennium (1996–1999)
Episode: Collateral Damage (I) (1999)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

7.9
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A disgruntled war veteran kidnaps Peter Watts' daughter in order to force him to confess to the world the horrific sins of the Millennium Group.

Director: Thomas J. Wright | Stars: Lance Henriksen, Terry O'Quinn, Klea Scott, Tony Alcantar

Votes: 192

34. The Triangle (2005)
Episode: Episode 2 (2005)

Not Rated | 83 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.7
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The team is taken in by the men in black and later released. Howard and Stan search for the plane crash survivor's grandfather, while Bruce and Emily look for the source of the anomalies in the Triangle. Confused Meeno becomes suicidal.

Director: Craig R. Baxley | Stars: Eric Stoltz, Catherine Bell, Lou Diamond Phillips, Bruce Davison

Votes: 109

35. Sleeper Cell (2005–2006)
Episode: Hijack (2005)

TV-MA | 38 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.3
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The Cell hijacks a chemical truck in preparation for Youmud Din ("Judgment Day") as the FBI prepares to stop them, not knowing that, due to a misunderstanding of the Arabic calendar, the ... See full summary »

Director: Rick Wallace | Stars: Michael Ealy, Oded Fehr, Henri Lubatti, Alex Nesic

Votes: 98

36. A Touch of Frost (1992–2010)
Episode: Private Lives (1999)

TV-14 | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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A woman is discovered in critical condition in a quiet village on the outskirts of Denton, the apparent victim of a hit-and-run incident. Frost's investigation exposes the secret life of a rural England corner.

Director: David Reynolds | Stars: David Jason, Philip Jackson, Bruce Alexander, Peter Egan

Votes: 167

37. Night Visions (2001–2002)
Episode: Reunion/Neighborhood Watch (2001)

Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

6.7
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The reunion of his old unit causes a Gulf War veteran to have a waking nightmare about his p.o.w. days. / Worried parents form a neighborhood watch to scare away a recently released pedophile, but they don't know what he looks like.

Directors: Bryan Spicer, Thomas J. Wright | Stars: Ron Canada, Lauren Diewold, Ray Galletti, Chuma Gault

Votes: 60

38. The X-Files (1993–2018)
Episode: Salvage (2001)

TV-14 | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.0
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A man believed to be dead from Gulf War Syndrome comes back to life and slowly turns into metal while taking revenge on those who made him that way.

Director: Rod Hardy | Stars: Gillian Anderson, Robert Patrick, Wade Williams, Jennifer Parsons

Votes: 1,730

39. New Amsterdam (2008)
Episode: Soldier's Heart (2008)

TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.0
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In the present, John investigates a Gulf War veteran with PTSD accused of murdering his therapist. In the past, he is a civil war surgeon with a similar patient. He finally meets Dr. Dillane, but finds out she is married.

Director: Bobby Roth | Stars: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Zuleikha Robinson, Alexie Gilmore, Stephen McKinley Henderson

Votes: 102

40. Cobra (1993–1994)
Episode: The Gnome (1993)

44 min | Action, Adventure

5.6
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A dangerous man from Scandal's past comes back to hunt him down.

Director: Jorge Montesi | Stars: Michael Dudikoff, Allison Hossack, James Tolkan, Graham Jarvis

Votes: 8

41. Friends (1994–2004)
Episode: The One Hundredth (1998)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

8.8
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The gang take Phoebe to the hospital after she goes into labor. Monica threatens to go on a date with a male nurse after Chandler claims they are "just goofing around." Joey gets treated for kidney stones.

Director: Kevin Bright | Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc

Votes: 3,276

42. Screen Two (1985–2002)
Episode: The Snapper (1993)

R | 91 min | Drama

7.3
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83 Metascore

Set in Ireland, Sharon Curley is a 20 year old living with her parents and many brothers and sisters. When she gets herself pregnant and refuses to name the father, she becomes the talk of ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Colm Meaney, Tina Kellegher, Ruth McCabe, Eanna MacLiam

Votes: 5,460 | Gross: $3.32M

43. The X-Files (1993–2018)
Episode: The Walk (1995)

TV-14 | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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A quadruple amputee becomes the prime suspect in a series of bizarre deaths at an army hospital.

Director: Rob Bowman | Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Thomas Kopache, Willie Garson

Votes: 2,743



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