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1. Angel Has Fallen (2019)

R | 121 min | Action, Thriller

6.7
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45 Metascore

Secret Service Agent Mike Banning is framed for the attempted assassination of the President and must evade his own agency and the FBI as he tries to uncover the real threat.

Director: Ric Roman Waugh | Stars: Gerard Butler, Frederick Schmidt, Danny Huston, Rocci Williams

Votes: 15,365 | Gross: $55.98M

2. Mortal Engines (2018)

PG-13 | 128 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.1
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44 Metascore

In a post-apocalyptic world where cities ride on wheels and consume each other to survive, two people meet in London and try to stop a conspiracy.

Director: Christian Rivers | Stars: Hera Hilmar, Robert Sheehan, Hugo Weaving, Jihae

Votes: 80,613 | Gross: $15.95M

3. A Quiet Place (2018)

PG-13 | 90 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.5
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82 Metascore

In a post-apocalyptic world, a family is forced to live in silence while hiding from monsters with ultra-sensitive hearing.

Director: John Krasinski | Stars: Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe

Votes: 323,735 | Gross: $188.02M

4. Halloween (I) (2018)

R | 106 min | Horror, Thriller

6.6
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67 Metascore

Laurie Strode confronts her long-time foe Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.

Director: David Gordon Green | Stars: Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Andi Matichak, James Jude Courtney

Votes: 96,238 | Gross: $159.34M

5. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

R | 137 min | Action, Sci-Fi

8.5
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75 Metascore

A cyborg, identical to the one who failed to kill Sarah Connor, must now protect her teenage son, John Connor, from a more advanced and powerful cyborg.

Director: James Cameron | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong, Robert Patrick

Votes: 923,230 | Gross: $204.84M

6. Captain Fantastic (2016)

R | 118 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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72 Metascore

In the forests of the Pacific Northwest, a father devoted to raising his six kids with a rigorous physical and intellectual education is forced to leave his paradise and enter the world, challenging his idea of what it means to be a parent.

Director: Matt Ross | Stars: Viggo Mortensen, George MacKay, Samantha Isler, Annalise Basso

Votes: 164,479 | Gross: $5.88M

7. The Martian (2015)

PG-13 | 144 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

8.0
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80 Metascore

An astronaut becomes stranded on Mars after his team assume him dead, and must rely on his ingenuity to find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Kate Mara

Votes: 694,224 | Gross: $228.43M

8. Cast Away (2000)

PG-13 | 143 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.8
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73 Metascore

A FedEx executive undergoes a physical and emotional transformation after crash landing on a deserted island.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt, Paul Sanchez, Lari White

Votes: 480,226 | Gross: $233.63M

9. Deliverance (1972)

R | 109 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

7.7
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82 Metascore

Intent on seeing the Cahulawassee River before it's dammed and turned into a lake, outdoor fanatic Lewis Medlock takes his friends on a canoeing trip they'll never forget into the dangerous American back-country.

Director: John Boorman | Stars: Jon Voight, Burt Reynolds, Ned Beatty, Ronny Cox

Votes: 92,627

10. I Am Legend (2007)

PG-13 | 101 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.2
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65 Metascore

Years after a plague kills most of humanity and transforms the rest into monsters, the sole survivor in New York City struggles valiantly to find a cure.

Director: Francis Lawrence | Stars: Will Smith, Alice Braga, Charlie Tahan, Salli Richardson-Whitfield

Votes: 642,359 | Gross: $256.39M

11. 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)

PG-13 | 103 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.2
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76 Metascore

After getting in a car accident, a woman is held in a shelter with two men, who claim the outside world is affected by a widespread chemical attack.

Director: Dan Trachtenberg | Stars: John Goodman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Gallagher Jr., Douglas M. Griffin

Votes: 265,655 | Gross: $71.90M

12. Adrift (I) (2018)

PG-13 | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

6.6
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56 Metascore

A true story of survival, as a young couple's chance encounter leads them first to love, and then on the adventure of a lifetime as they face one of the most catastrophic hurricanes in recorded history.

Director: Baltasar Kormákur | Stars: Shailene Woodley, Sam Claflin, Jeffrey Thomas, Elizabeth Hawthorne

Votes: 37,072 | Gross: $31.45M

13. Leave No Trace (2018)

PG | 109 min | Drama

7.2
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88 Metascore

A father and his thirteen year-old daughter are living an ideal existence in a vast urban park in Portland, Oregon, when a small mistake derails their lives forever.

Director: Debra Granik | Stars: Thomasin McKenzie, Ben Foster, Jeffery Rifflard, Derek John Drescher

Votes: 36,844 | Gross: $6.05M

14. Tremors (1990)

PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Horror

7.1
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65 Metascore

Natives of a small isolated town defend themselves against strange underground creatures which are killing them one by one.

Director: Ron Underwood | Stars: Kevin Bacon, Fred Ward, Finn Carter, Michael Gross

Votes: 109,768 | Gross: $16.67M

15. The Edge (1997)

R | 117 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.9
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An intellectual billionaire and two lesser men struggle to band together and survive after getting stranded in the Alaskan wilderness with a blood-thirsty Kodiak Bear hunting them down.

Director: Lee Tamahori | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Alec Baldwin, Elle Macpherson, Harold Perrineau

Votes: 64,196 | Gross: $27.78M

16. You're Next (2011)

R | 95 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.5
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66 Metascore

When the Davison family comes under attack during their wedding anniversary getaway, the gang of mysterious killers soon learns that one of the victims harbors a secret talent for fighting back.

Director: Adam Wingard | Stars: Sharni Vinson, Joe Swanberg, AJ Bowen, Nicholas Tucci

Votes: 80,817 | Gross: $18.47M

17. The Tomorrow Man (2019)

PG-13 | 94 min | Drama, Romance

5.5
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49 Metascore

Ed Hemsler spends his life preparing for a disaster that may never come. Ronnie Meisner spends her life shopping for things she may never use. These two people will try to find love.

Director: Noble Jones | Stars: John Lithgow, Blythe Danner, Derek Cecil, Katie Aselton

Votes: 519 | Gross: $0.35M

18. Braven (2018)

R | 94 min | Action, Drama

6.1
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61 Metascore

A logger defends his family from a group of dangerous drug runners.

Director: Lin Oeding | Stars: Jason Momoa, Garret Dillahunt, Jill Wagner, Stephen Lang

Votes: 24,071

19. The Recall (2017)

R | 90 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

4.4
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When five friends vacation at a remote lake house they expect nothing less than a good time, unaware that planet Earth is under an alien invasion and mass-abduction.

Director: Mauro Borrelli | Stars: Wesley Snipes, RJ Mitte, Jedidiah Goodacre, Laura Bilgeri

Votes: 6,376 | Gross: $0.02M

20. The Hunted (2003)

R | 94 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.1
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40 Metascore

An FBI deep-woods tracker attempts to capture a trained assassin who has made a sport of hunting humans.

Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Benicio Del Toro, Connie Nielsen, Leslie Stefanson

Votes: 41,191 | Gross: $34.24M

21. Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III (1990)

R | 85 min | Horror, Thriller

5.1
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30 Metascore

A California couple and a survivalist encounter Leatherface and his family.

Director: Jeff Burr | Stars: Kate Hodge, Ken Foree, R.A. Mihailoff, William Butler

Votes: 12,725 | Gross: $5.77M

22. Man Vs. (2015)

87 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.6
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A mysterious stalker plagues a reality tv survivalist during his five days alone for a new season of his show in the northern Ontario wilderness; and the figure may not be human.

Director: Adam Massey | Stars: Chris Diamantopoulos, Chloe Bradt, Michael Cram, Kelly Fanson

Votes: 2,417

23. Goodbye World (2013)

Not Rated | 99 min | Comedy, Drama

5.5
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36 Metascore

When a mysterious terrorist attack causes chaos in the cities, a group of friends take refuge in their countryside cabin. But the challenges of living in a post-apocalyptic world soon take their toll on relationships within the group.

Director: Denis Henry Hennelly | Stars: Adrian Grenier, Kid Cudi, Mckenna Grace, Kerry Bishé

Votes: 6,207

24. Tremors (2003)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.6
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Perfection Valley, Nevada is a quaint little town. The inhabitants live peaceful, tranquil lives. Most of the time. Perfection is home to the Graboid, El Blanco. El Blanco is a thirty-foot ... See full summary »

Stars: Victor Browne, Gladise Jiminez, Marcia Strassman, Lela Lee

Votes: 2,301

25. Tremors II: Aftershocks (1996 Video)

PG-13 | 100 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

6.0
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Earl Bassett, now a washed-up ex-celebrity, is hired by a Mexican oil company to eradicate a Graboid epidemic that's killing more people each day. However, the humans aren't the only one with a new battle plan.

Director: S.S. Wilson | Stars: Fred Ward, Chris Gartin, Helen Shaver, Michael Gross

Votes: 23,933

26. Tremors 5: Bloodlines (2015 Video)

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

5.3
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The giant, man-eating Graboids are back and even deadlier than before, terrorizing the inhabitants of a South African wildlife reserve as they attack from below-and above.

Director: Don Michael Paul | Stars: Brandon Auret, Natalie Becker, Emmanuel Castis, Michael Gross

Votes: 5,864

27. Tremors 3: Back to Perfection (2001 Video)

PG | 104 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

5.3
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The now famous Burt Gummer returns to his hometown of Perfection, Nevada for the first time in years, but the deadliest Graboid evolution yet forces him to save the town he swore to protect.

Director: Brent Maddock | Stars: Michael Gross, Shawn Christian, Susan Chuang, Charlotte Stewart

Votes: 14,827

28. A Cry in the Wild (1990)

PG | 82 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

5.5
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13-year-old Brian is the sole survivor of an unreported plane crash. Alone in the Yukon wilderness, Brian must learn to survive by his wits, find food and shelter, and brave wild, hungry ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Griffiths | Stars: Jared Rushton, Ned Beatty, Pamela Sue Martin, Stephen Meadows

Votes: 878 | Gross: $1.49M

29. The Survivors (1983)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

5.9
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Having both lost their jobs, two strangers become unlikely friends after a run in with a would be robber, who is actually a hitman with a grudge against the two.

Director: Michael Ritchie | Stars: Walter Matthau, Robin Williams, Jerry Reed, James Wainwright

Votes: 4,337 | Gross: $14.00M

30. The Day (I) (2011)

R | 87 min | Action, Drama, Horror

5.2
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41 Metascore

A group of five people working to stay alive in a post-apocalyptic future discover what they think is a safe, abandoned farmhouse, but they soon find themselves fighting to stay alive as a gang of bloodthirsty predators attack.

Director: Douglas Aarniokoski | Stars: Shawn Ashmore, Brianna Barnes, Ashley Bell, Brayden Edwards

Votes: 11,813 | Gross: $0.02M

31. Alaska (1996)

PG | 109 min | Adventure, Family

5.7
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While searching for their missing father in the mountains of Alaska, two siblings come across a baby polar bear on the run from a pair of poachers.

Director: Fraser C. Heston | Stars: Thora Birch, Vincent Kartheiser, Dirk Benedict, Charlton Heston

Votes: 4,871 | Gross: $11.57M

32. No Blade of Grass (1970)

R | 96 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

6.0
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When a deadly virus strikes London, John Custance takes his family to hoped-for safety in Scotland.

Director: Cornel Wilde | Stars: Nigel Davenport, Jean Wallace, John Hamill, Lynne Frederick

Votes: 1,183

33. Infestation (2009)

R | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.9
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A slacker awakes to find himself weak and wrapped in a webbing; after realizing that the world has been taken over by giant alien insects, he wakes a ragtag group of strangers and together they fight for survival.

Director: Kyle Rankin | Stars: Chris Marquette, Brooke Nevin, Kinsey Packard, E. Quincy Sloan

Votes: 8,571

34. Day the World Ended (1955)

Approved | 79 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

5.4
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In a post-Apocalyptic world after an atomic war seven disparate people find themselves in a protected valley in the home of a survivalist and his beautiful daughter.

Director: Roger Corman | Stars: Richard Denning, Lori Nelson, Adele Jergens, Mike Connors

Votes: 1,638

35. Out of Reach (2004 Video)

R | 86 min | Action, Crime, Drama

4.0
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Billy Ray Lansing, a former covert agent turned survivalist, discovers that the foster program he is using to help a young girl is actually a human trafficking network. Lancing heads overseas to find the girl and shut down the operation.

Director: Po-Chih Leong | Stars: Steven Seagal, Ida Nowakowska, Agnieszka Wagner, Matt Schulze

Votes: 4,420

36. Sadie's Last Days on Earth (2016)

Unrated | 90 min | Comedy

5.2
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Everything in high school is like the world ending and Sadie Mitchell's crippling fear of the coming apocalypse is the heightened version of that. Undeterred by the naysayers, Sadie has two... See full summary »

Director: Michael Seater | Stars: Morgan Taylor Campbell, Clark Backo, Ricardo Hoyos, Munro Chambers

Votes: 320

37. Mantracker (2006–2012)

Unrated | 60 min | Reality-TV

7.2
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Contestants are pitted in a race to the finish against an expert wilderness tracker.

Stars: Shawn Devlin, Terry Grant, Chad Savage, Phil Lemieux

Votes: 364

38. The Rosebud Beach Hotel (1984)

R | 83 min | Comedy

4.4
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After taking over a failing Miami hotel with her workaholic fiancé, Elliot, Tracy thinks Liza has seduced her better half-to-be. She then tries to have an affair of her own, and arranges ... See full summary »

Director: Harry Hurwitz | Stars: Colleen Camp, Peter Scolari, Christopher Lee, Fran Drescher

Votes: 210

39. Black Circle Boys (1997)

R | 101 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

4.9
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All-American Kyle is the newest initiate of the Black Circle Boys, an underworld society of gothic groupies whose primary interests are creating mayhem and studying the Occult. By the time ... See full summary »

Director: Matthew Carnahan | Stars: Scott Bairstow, Eric Mabius, Tara Subkoff, Chad Lindberg

Votes: 855

40. Sherman's March (1985)

Not Rated | 157 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

7.3
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Documentary filmmaker Ross McElwee sets out to make a movie about Union General Sherman's March to the Sea towards the end of the American Civil War, but keeps getting sidetracked by his own love life.

Director: Ross McElwee | Stars: Ross McElwee, Dede McElwee, Ross McElwee Jr., Patricia Rendleman

Votes: 2,192

41. Halloween Night (II) (2019)

Horror, Thriller | Filming

Michael Myers returns to Haddonfield after a long absence to continue his killing spree.

Director: JP DeStefano | Stars: Joe Grisaffi, JP DeStefano, Erin Wasmund, Carson Dorn

42. Nowhere to Hide (1987)

R | 90 min | Action, Thriller

5.9
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Marine officer Rob Cutter and his wife Barbara have a son named Johnny. Rob discovers that two newly delivered helicopters in his squadron have crashed because a defective part, a C-ring, ... See full summary »

Director: Mario Azzopardi | Stars: Amy Madigan, Daniel Hugh Kelly, Robin MacEachern, Michael Ironside

Votes: 384 | Gross: $0.85M

43. Massive Retaliation (1984)

90 min | Drama, War

5.1
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Three families that are best friends head to their secret retreat when WW3 seems to be nearing. The adults arrive at the retreat and must endure the stress to come while the children are ... See full summary »

Director: Thomas A. Cohen | Stars: Christopher Burton, Molly Cohen, Doug Santana, Alex Drude

Votes: 72

44. Courage (1984)

R | 90 min | Thriller

6.5
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Marathon runners are taken captive in desert by right-wing militia.

Director: Robert L. Rosen | Stars: Ronny Cox, Art Hindle, M. Emmet Walsh, Tim Maier

Votes: 202

45. Nightmare at Bittercreek (1988 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 100 min | Action, Thriller

4.9
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Four vacationing women back-packing in the Sierra mountains unwittingly stumble upon a hideout, and are terrorized by a ruthless group of Neo-Nazis in a deadly game of cat and mouse. With ... See full summary »

Director: Tim Burstall | Stars: Lindsay Wagner, Tom Skerritt, Constance McCashin, Joanna Cassidy

Votes: 195

46. Devil's Trail (2017)

TV-MA | 73 min | Horror

3.6
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Two reality TV stars are experts at survival, but when they decide to embark upon the legendary home of the Jersey Devil can they survive? Reality TV just got real.

Director: Henrique Couto | Stars: John Bradley Hambrick, Henrique Couto, Marylee Osborne, Joni Durian

Votes: 111

47. The Survivalist (1987)

R | 93 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

4.4
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An atomic bomb falls in Siberia and the USA is blamed. Cold War panic turns to chaos, martial law is declared and the US Constitution suspended. Survivalist John Tillman must save his family from roaming gangs and a corrupt army unit.

Director: Sig Shore | Stars: Steve Railsback, Sandra Lea, Tara Trimble, Jason Healey

Votes: 121

48. Deadfall Trail (2009)

Not Rated | 98 min | Horror, Thriller

4.1
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The tough, no-nonsense Julian and his more laid-back friend John are a couple of veteran campers who decide to embark on a no-frills expedition into the deep Arizona wilderness. Obnoxious ... See full summary »

Director: Roze | Stars: Rosalie Michaels, Shane Dean, Richard Anderson, Cavin Gray

Votes: 638 | Gross: $0.04M

49. Angel of Vengeance (1987)

R | 90 min | Action, Drama

2.7
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A young woman newly arrived in a small town comes up against a crazed group of survivalists who have killed a party of motorcyclists in the desert. They capture and rape her, but she ... See full summary »

Directors: Ted V. Mikels, Ray Dennis Steckler | Stars: Jannina Poynter, David O'Hara, Macka Foley, Carl Irwin

Votes: 147

50. Lost in Siberia (1991)

Not Rated | 140 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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A political drama about Stalin's prison-camp system in Russia.

Director: Aleksandr Mitta | Stars: Anthony Andrews, Vladimir Ilin, Elena Mayorova, Irina Mikhalyova

Votes: 260



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