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1. Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

R | 164 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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81 Metascore

A young blade runner's discovery of a long-buried secret leads him to track down former blade runner Rick Deckard, who's been missing for thirty years.

Director: Denis Villeneuve | Stars: Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling, Ana de Armas, Dave Bautista

Votes: 414,813 | Gross: $92.05M

2. The Matrix (1999)

R | 136 min | Action, Sci-Fi

8.7
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73 Metascore

A computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against its controllers.

Directors: Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving

Votes: 1,580,047 | Gross: $171.48M

3. Star Trek (2009)

PG-13 | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.9
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82 Metascore

The brash James T. Kirk tries to live up to his father's legacy with Mr. Spock keeping him in check as a vengeful Romulan from the future creates black holes to destroy the Federation one planet at a time.

Director: J.J. Abrams | Stars: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg, Leonard Nimoy

Votes: 565,263 | Gross: $257.73M

4. Divergent (2014)

PG-13 | 139 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

6.7
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48 Metascore

In a world divided by factions based on virtues, Tris learns she's Divergent and won't fit in. When she discovers a plot to destroy Divergents, Tris and the mysterious Four must find out what makes Divergents dangerous before it's too late.

Director: Neil Burger | Stars: Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Kate Winslet, Jai Courtney

Votes: 409,924 | Gross: $150.95M

5. Escape Room (I) (2019)

PG-13 | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

6.3
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48 Metascore

Six strangers find themselves in a maze of deadly mystery rooms and must use their wits to survive.

Director: Adam Robitel | Stars: Taylor Russell, Logan Miller, Jay Ellis, Tyler Labine

Votes: 68,313 | Gross: $57.01M

6. Apollo 13 (I) (1995)

PG | 140 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.6
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77 Metascore

NASA must devise a strategy to return Apollo 13 to Earth safely after the spacecraft undergoes massive internal damage putting the lives of the three astronauts on board in jeopardy.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Tom Hanks, Bill Paxton, Kevin Bacon, Gary Sinise

Votes: 254,631 | Gross: $173.84M

7. Sully (2016)

PG-13 | 96 min | Biography, Drama

7.4
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74 Metascore

The story of Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger (Tom Hanks), an American pilot who became a hero after landing his damaged plane on the Hudson River in order to save the flight's passengers and crew.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart, Laura Linney, Valerie Mahaffey

Votes: 217,968 | Gross: $125.07M

8. Geostorm (2017)

PG-13 | 109 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.3
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21 Metascore

When the network of satellites designed to control the global climate starts to attack Earth, it's a race against the clock for its creator to uncover the real threat before a worldwide Geostorm wipes out everything and everyone.

Director: Dean Devlin | Stars: Gerard Butler, Jim Sturgess, Abbie Cornish, Alexandra Maria Lara

Votes: 86,214 | Gross: $33.70M

9. Cars 3 (2017)

G | 102 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.7
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59 Metascore

Lightning McQueen sets out to prove to a new generation of racers that he's still the best race car in the world.

Director: Brian Fee | Stars: Owen Wilson, Cristela Alonzo, Chris Cooper, Nathan Fillion

Votes: 66,314 | Gross: $152.90M

10. X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)

PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Sci-Fi

6.7
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58 Metascore

The human government develops a cure for mutations, and Jean Gray becomes a darker uncontrollable persona called the Phoenix who allies with Magneto, causing escalation into an all-out battle for the X-Men.

Director: Brett Ratner | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Famke Janssen

Votes: 466,736 | Gross: $234.36M

11. Insurgent (2015)

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

6.2
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42 Metascore

Beatrice Prior must confront her inner demons and continue her fight against a powerful alliance which threatens to tear her society apart with the help from others on her side.

Director: Robert Schwentke | Stars: Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Theo James, Kate Winslet

Votes: 207,058 | Gross: $130.18M

12. Pacific Rim: Uprising (2018)

PG-13 | 111 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

5.6
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44 Metascore

Jake Pentecost, son of Stacker Pentecost, reunites with Mako Mori to lead a new generation of Jaeger pilots, including rival Lambert and 15-year-old hacker Amara, against a new Kaiju threat.

Director: Steven S. DeKnight | Stars: John Boyega, Scott Eastwood, Cailee Spaeny, Burn Gorman

Votes: 97,741 | Gross: $59.87M

13. An Officer and a Gentleman (1982)

R | 124 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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75 Metascore

A young man must complete his work at a Navy Officer Candidate School to become an aviator, with the help of a tough Gunnery Sergeant and his new girlfriend.

Director: Taylor Hackford | Stars: Richard Gere, Debra Winger, David Keith, Robert Loggia

Votes: 46,117 | Gross: $129.80M

14. The Stanford Prison Experiment (2015)

R | 122 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.9
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67 Metascore

In 1971, twenty-four male students are selected to take on randomly assigned roles of prisoners and guards in a mock prison situated in the basement of the Stanford psychology building.

Director: Kyle Patrick Alvarez | Stars: Ezra Miller, Tye Sheridan, Billy Crudup, Olivia Thirlby

Votes: 34,297 | Gross: $0.64M

15. The Zero Theorem (2013)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.1
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50 Metascore

A hugely talented but socially isolated computer operator is tasked by Management to prove the Zero Theorem: that the universe ends as nothing, rendering life meaningless. But meaning is what he already craves.

Director: Terry Gilliam | Stars: Christoph Waltz, Lucas Hedges, Mélanie Thierry, David Thewlis

Votes: 43,594 | Gross: $0.22M

16. Mindhunters (2004)

R | 106 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

6.4
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33 Metascore

Trainees in the FBI's psychological profiling program must put their training into practice when they discover a killer in their midst.

Director: Renny Harlin | Stars: Val Kilmer, LL Cool J, Christian Slater, Eion Bailey

Votes: 56,223 | Gross: $4.48M

17. Jason X (2001)

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

4.4
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25 Metascore

Jason Voorhees returns with a new look, a new machete, and his same murderous attitude as he is awakened on a spaceship in the 25th century.

Director: James Isaac | Stars: Kane Hodder, Lexa Doig, Jeff Geddis, David Cronenberg

Votes: 48,217 | Gross: $13.12M

18. The Thirteenth Floor (1999)

R | 100 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.1
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36 Metascore

A computer scientist running a virtual reality simulation of 1937 becomes the primary suspect when his colleague and mentor is murdered.

Director: Josef Rusnak | Stars: Craig Bierko, Gretchen Mol, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Vincent D'Onofrio

Votes: 63,721 | Gross: $15.50M

19. OtherLife (2017)

TV-MA | 96 min | Crime, Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.3
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After inventing a drug that induces time-compressed virtual realities, young Ren grapples with partner Sam over how to use their powerful creation.

Director: Ben C. Lucas | Stars: Jessica De Gouw, T.J. Power, Thomas Cocquerel, Shalom Brune-Franklin

Votes: 12,378

20. The Animatrix (2003 Video)

Unrated | 100 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.4
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The Animatrix is a collection of several animated short films, detailing the backstory of the "Matrix" universe, and the original war between man and machines which led to the creation of the Matrix.

Directors: Peter Chung, Andrew R. Jones, Yoshiaki Kawajiri, Takeshi Koike, Mahiro Maeda, Kôji Morimoto, Shin'ichirô Watanabe | Stars: Kevin Michael Richardson, Pamela Adlon, John DiMaggio, Tom Kenny

Votes: 69,309

21. Invader ZIM (2001–2006)

TV-Y7 | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

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An alien named Zim from the planet Irk is sent on a secret mission to conquer Earth, not realising that his leaders were just trying to get rid of him and hoped that he would die. Once there, Zim manages to disguise himself as a human child, but one boy named Dib sees through his disguise.

Stars: Andy Berman, Richard Steven Horvitz, Rikki Simons, Melissa Fahn

Votes: 18,784

22. Virtuosity (1995)

R | 106 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

5.6
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39 Metascore

When a virtual reality simulation created using the personalities of multiple serial killers manages to escape into the real world, an ex-cop is tasked with stopping its reign of terror.

Director: Brett Leonard | Stars: Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Kelly Lynch, Stephen Spinella

Votes: 26,862 | Gross: $24.05M

23. The Experiment (2001)

R | 120 min | Drama, Thriller

7.7
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60 Metascore

For two weeks, 20 male participants are hired to play prisoners and guards in a prison. The "prisoners" have to follow seemingly mild rules, and the "guards" are told to retain order without using physical violence.

Director: Oliver Hirschbiegel | Stars: Moritz Bleibtreu, Christian Berkel, Oliver Stokowski, Wotan Wilke Möhring

Votes: 88,572 | Gross: $0.14M

24. Vice (2015)

R | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

4.2
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17 Metascore

Bruce Willis stars in this Sci-Fi thriller about ultimate resort: VICE, where customers can play out their wildest fantasies with artificial inhabitants who look like humans.

Director: Brian A. Miller | Stars: Thomas Jane, Bruce Willis, Ambyr Childers, Johnathon Schaech

Votes: 14,905

25. Persona 5 (2016 Video Game)

M | Adventure, Crime, Fantasy

9.4
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A group of students who secretly call themselves the Phantom Thieves are here to stop an evil conspiracy that is not only corrupting the city of Tokyo, but the entire world too.

Director: Katsura Hashino | Stars: Jun Fukuyama, Max Mittelman, Mamoru Miyano, Nana Mizuki

Votes: 1,548

26. Through the Wormhole (2010–2017)

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

8.6
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Hosted by Morgan Freeman, Through the Wormhole will explore the deepest mysteries of existence - the questions that have puzzled mankind for eternity. What are we made of? What was there ... See full summary »

Stars: Morgan Freeman, Sean Carroll, Michio Kaku, Carlos Frenk

Votes: 16,243

27. 400 Days (2015)

Unrated | 91 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

4.4
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With their 400-day mission simulation nearing completion, 4 astronauts begin to feel something's amiss.

Director: Matt Osterman | Stars: Brandon Routh, Dane Cook, Caity Lotz, Ben Feldman

Votes: 9,812

28. Cargo (2009)

112 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.2
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Dr. Laura P. takes a job on a cargo spaceship for 4 years plus 4 years back. She'll join her sister on Rhea. 44 months later, in Laura's shift, strange things happen in cargo. The crew is reanimated and the captain dies mysteriously.

Directors: Ivan Engler, Ralph Etter | Stars: Anna Katharina Schwabroh, Martin Rapold, Regula Grauwiller, Yangzom Brauen

Votes: 18,207

29. X-Men (2011– )

TV-14 | Animation, Action, Sci-Fi

7.0
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X-Men, still grieving over the death of Phoenix (Jean Grey), are investigating a case of a missing mutant girl in Northern Japan. This leads them to a mysterious virus that turns mutants into monsters. U-Men and the Inner Circle want it.

Stars: Steve Blum, Cam Clarke, Aya Hisakawa, Katsunosuke Hori

Votes: 1,437

30. Walking with Dinosaurs (1999)

TV-14 | 30 min | Documentary, Animation, History

8.5
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Documentary-style series about the era of the dinosaurs, mixing real locations and CGI.

Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Avery Brooks, André Dussollier

Votes: 4,996

31. Emmanuelle 7 (1993)

Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

3.4
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Through the wonders of virtual reality, Emmanuelle tries to help a former schoolmate to overcome a traumatic sexual past.

Director: Francis Leroi | Stars: Sylvia Kristel, Caroline Laurence, Carolyn Monroe, Annie Bellac

Votes: 330

32. Absent (2011)

Unrated | 91 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

6.3
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Martin, a young Argentine student, is exploring the reactions of his sports coach, Sebastian, while vying for his love and affection. He has an opportunity - one night to push the envelope ... See full summary »

Director: Marco Berger | Stars: Carlos Echevarría, Javier De Pietro, Antonella Costa, Alejandro Barbero

Votes: 2,159

33. Prey (2017 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Horror

8.1
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Morgan Yu is trapped abroad a space station filled with shape-shifting aliens with no memory of how he got there. Guided by a mysterious stranger and his former self, he must set the station's self-destruct before the aliens reach Earth.

Director: Raphael Colantonio | Stars: Walton Goggins, Benedict Wong, Mae Whitman, James Hong

Votes: 1,025

34. Dark Matter (I) (2007)

R | 88 min | Drama

6.0
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49 Metascore

Based on actual events, a Chinese university student responds violently when his chances for a Nobel Prize are dashed by school politics.

Director: Shi-Zheng Chen | Stars: Meryl Streep, Ye Liu, Peng Chi, Aidan Quinn

Votes: 3,179 | Gross: $0.03M

35. Enter the Matrix (2003 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.9
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The game's story picks up just before The Matrix Reloaded and runs parallel to that of the film. Bend the rules of the Matrix with martial arts, pilot the fastest hovercraft in the fleet, or just fight with lots of guns.

Directors: Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski | Stars: Mary Alice, Christine Anu, Steve Bastoni, Don Battee

Votes: 3,115

36. Deadliest Warrior (2009– )

42 min | Action, Game-Show, History

7.6
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The great warriors of history are examined for fantasy combat simulations.

Stars: Geoff Desmoulin, Armand Dorian, Max Geiger, Richard Machowicz

Votes: 3,012

37. Kon-Tiki (1950)

Approved | 77 min | Documentary

8.0
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A documentary about the Kon-Tiki expedition of the Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl.

Director: Thor Heyerdahl | Stars: Thor Heyerdahl, Herman Watzinger, Erik Hesselberg, Knut Haugland

Votes: 2,217

38. Mindwarp (1992)

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

5.3
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In post-apocalyptic 2037, Judy rebels against the AI-ruled utopia where people live in a happy VR simulation. She's exiled to a post-nuclear wasteland where she meets drifter Stover. Mutated cannibals capture them for their leader Seer.

Director: Steve Barnett | Stars: Bruce Campbell, Angus Scrimm, Marta Martin, Elizabeth Kent

Votes: 2,053

39. Shelter (III) (2016)

6 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

7.8
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A lonely teenager whose entire existence is a series of futuristic simulations learns the heartbreaking truth behind her life in isolation.

Director: Toshifumi Akai | Star: Sachika Misawa

Votes: 322

40. What's Going on with My Sister? (2014)

Not Rated | 107 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

5.1
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Mitsuki and Yuya become stepsister and stepbrother because of their parents' marriage. Mitsuki can't get along with her new family and Yuya doesn't know how to approach his new stepsister. ... See full summary »

Directors: Yûki Aoyama, Iggy Coen | Stars: Tenka Hashimoto, Yukichi Kobayashi, Mayu Mitsui, Kazue Akita

Votes: 307

41. Not for Broadcast (2019 Video Game)

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Not For Broadcast is an immersive, narrative-driven propaganda sim set in the control room of a TV Studio in a 1980's dystopia. Control what the people see and what they don't as the ... See full summary »

Director: Alex Paterson | Stars: Paul Baverstock, Sarah Gibbons, Rosalyn Walsh, Andrea Valls

42. Duck Amuck (1953)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

8.6
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The short-tempered Daffy Duck must improvise madly as the backgrounds, his costumes, the soundtrack, even his physical form, shifts and changes at the whim of the animator.

Director: Chuck Jones | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 7,633

43. Remainder (2015)

103 min | Drama

5.7
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A London man who loses his memory when he's struck by a falling object develops a way to reconstruct his past.

Director: Omer Fast | Stars: Ed Speleers, Tom Sturridge, Nicholas Farrell, Cush Jumbo

Votes: 893

44. Steven Spielberg's Director's Chair (1996 Video Game)

Family

5.8
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Moviemaking simulation game, in which the player is guided by Steven Spielberg through the comprehensive process of moviemaking, including scriptwriting, filming, and editing.

Directors: Patrick Algermissen, Alexandra Collett, Eric Eckstein, Greg Hammond, Steven Spielberg | Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Quentin Tarantino, Penn Jillette, Teller

Votes: 253

45. NBA 2K18 (2017 Video Game)

E10+ | Sport

6.4
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NBA 2K18 is a basketball simulation video game in which the player creates and plays through his own career. other modes include team-managing in MyGM and MyLeague.

Directors: Christian Papierniak, Barry LaVergne | Stars: Shane Paul McGhie, Cameron Bedford, Sherry Cola, Scott Allen Perry

Votes: 286

46. Welcome to Blood City (1977)

96 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

5.1
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A group of people find themselves as slaves in what looks like a Wild West town, but with no memory of who they are or how they got there. In this town, people advance through killing ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Sasdy | Stars: Jack Palance, Keir Dullea, Samantha Eggar, Barry Morse

Votes: 349

47. Doomsday Gun (1994 TV Movie)

Unrated | 120 min | Action, Drama, History

6.2
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How the brilliant Canadian munitions engineer, Dr. Gerald Bull, agreed to build a super-gun for Saddam Hussein in 1988, when the U.S. cut his funding for the experiment, and how it attracted the attention of several intelligence agencies.

Director: Robert Young | Stars: Frank Langella, Alan Arkin, Kevin Spacey, Michael Kitchen

Votes: 1,014

48. Notti porno nel mondo (1977)

80 min | Documentary

5.4
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Laura Gemser introduces herself, "It's your old friend Emanuelle again..." to present a sexy mondo film, with her voice-off narration over the different sketches, and reproaching comments ... See full summary »

Directors: Bruno Mattei, Joe D'Amato | Stars: Laura Gemser, Marina Hedman, Anna Manduchi

Votes: 94

49. Dinosaur Planet (2003– )

50 min | Documentary, Animation, Family

7.6
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A four-episode animated series charting the adventures of four dinosaurs - each on a different continent in the prehistoric world: a lone female Velociraptor in Asia; a young male ... See full summary »

Stars: Christian Slater, Scott Sampson

Votes: 416

50. Chased by Dinosaurs (2002–2003)

29 min | Documentary, Animation, History

7.7
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This two-part series, a sequel to Walking with Dinosaurs featured Nigel and his "team of fellow explorers" encountering prehistoric life over a large range of time, and seeing creatures not featured in the original series.

Star: Nigel Marven

Votes: 599



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