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1. Winx Club (2004– )

TV-Y7 | 25 min | Animation, Short, Action

6.0
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At Alfea College, fairy warriors from all over the universe study to improve their supernatural powers. Bloom from planet Earth joins them upon discovery of her magical ability.

Stars: Letizia Ciampa, Gemma Donati, Domitilla D'Amico, Perla Liberatori

Votes: 3,547

2. Invader ZIM (2001–2006)

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

8.3
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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: 18,707

3. Karla (2006)

R | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.5
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Based on real events, Paul Bernardo and his wife, Karla Homolka, kidnap, sexually abuse, and murder three young girls.

Director: Joel Bender | Stars: Laura Prepon, Misha Collins, Patrick Bauchau, Emilie Jacobs

Votes: 5,515

4. Darr (1993)

Not Rated | 178 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

7.8
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Darr is a girl's (Kiran) story caught between one man's (Sunil) love and another man's (Rahul) obsession.

Director: Yash Chopra | Stars: Juhi Chawla, Sunny Deol, Shah Rukh Khan, Anupam Kher

Votes: 21,038

5. Massacre at Central High (1976)

R | 87 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

6.2
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A high school transfer student, pushed to the edge by a trio of brutal bullies, resorts to murder to reclaim the school from oppression, and later turns against the students wanting to fill the vacuum of their oppressors.

Director: Rene Daalder | Stars: Derrel Maury, Andrew Stevens, Robert Carradine, Kimberly Beck

Votes: 1,528

6. Eve of Destruction (1991)

R | 99 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

4.9
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A terrorist hunter is hired by a scientist to deactivate her android double, a walking, talking, murderous nuclear bomb which has gone amok in the big city and is about to explode.

Director: Duncan Gibbins | Stars: Gregory Hines, Renée Soutendijk, Michael Greene, Kurt Fuller

Votes: 1,917 | Gross: $5.45M

7. Il Generale Della Rovere (1959)

Not Rated | 129 min | Drama, War

7.8
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Bardone, a petty con man, is arrested by the Gestapo and coerced into impersonating a partisan leader in order to expose another resistance organizer.

Director: Roberto Rossellini | Stars: Vittorio De Sica, Hannes Messemer, Sandra Milo, Giovanna Ralli

Votes: 2,585

8. Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines (1969–1970)

30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.1
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Dick Dastardly leads a fighter plane group to try ineffectualy to stop a carrier pigeon.

Stars: Paul Winchell, Don Messick

Votes: 2,907

9. Mr. Wu (1927)

Passed | 91 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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When Mandarin Wu's unmarried daughter becomes pregnant by a young Englishman, he seeks vengeance.

Director: William Nigh | Stars: Lon Chaney, Louise Dresser, Renée Adorée, Holmes Herbert

Votes: 522 | Gross: $0.47M

10. Vaalee (1999)

Not Rated | 158 min | Romance, Thriller

7.9
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A young bride finds an unusual antagonist in her husband's twin brother.

Director: S.J. Surya | Stars: Ajith Kumar, Simran, Jyotika, Vivek

Votes: 2,008

11. Angel's Friends (2008– )

12 min | Animation

7.4
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The story centrates on a young angel Raph and her best angel friends as they guide eartheans to be their very best selves while fighting against demons which do everything to tempt the poor... See full summary »

Stars: Liza Jacqueline, Summer Crockett Moore, Lisa Ortiz, Alyson Leigh Rosenfeld

Votes: 170

12. An Eye for an Eye (1973)

PG | 84 min | Horror, Thriller

4.9
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A children's television show host stalks and murders abusive parents.

Director: Larry G. Brown | Stars: Tom Basham, Gene Carlson, Gretchen Kanne, David Carlile

Votes: 119

13. Limehouse Blues (1934)

Approved | 63 min | Crime, Drama

6.1
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Fresh from Chinatown in New York, Harry Young has taken over the illegal import business in the seamy Limehouse district of London, where he cold-bloodedly disposes of rivals and runs a ... See full summary »

Director: Alexander Hall | Stars: George Raft, Jean Parker, Anna May Wong, Kent Taylor

Votes: 63

14. Beware the Moonlight (2015)

7 min | Short, Horror

7.0
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Lou and Tex think they've made the buy of a lifetime while expanding their carnival business. Unfortunately, they've neglected to read the fine print.

Director: Ryan Stockstad | Stars: Miranda Downey, Jason Flowers, Gabriel Scalone, G. Larry Butler

Votes: 10

15. The National (1952– )
Episode: Episode dated 4 July 2005 (2005)

News

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Stars: Karla Homolka, Paul Bernardo

16. The X-Files (1993–2018)
Episode: Hungry (1999)

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

8.1
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Rob Roberts has an addiction to human brains. As he tries to control this overpowering hunger and turn his life around, Mulder and Scully try to find out who the brain-eating monster is.

Director: Kim Manners | Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Chad Donella, Mark Pellegrino

Votes: 2,421

17. The Fifth Estate (1976– )
Episode: Karla Homolka (1997)

Documentary, News

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Director: Susan Teskey | Stars: Fred Berlin, Paul Bernardo, Vince Bevan, Jenny Black

18. Special Unit 2 (2001–2002)
Episode: The Beast (2001)

Action, Comedy, Crime

8.1
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A 300 year old Ogre, who eats the flesh of strippers and hookers, captures Kate while she's undercover during the investigation. Meanwhile, Jonathan discovers that Carl has been "dating" a ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Abascal | Stars: Michael Landes, Alexondra Lee, Richard Gant, Danny Woodburn

Votes: 26

19. Biography (1987– )
Episode: The Ken & Barbie Killers (1996)

Documentary, Biography

5.4
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Stars: Pete Stacker, Michelle Banks, Fred Berlin, Vince Bevan

Votes: 59

20. The Wild Wild West (1965–1969)
Episode: The Night of the Steel Assassin (1966)

50 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.9
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Jim and Arte must stop Torres - a dangerous man in black more metal than flesh, with superhuman strength, the power of hypnosis, and a taste for revenge - from killing President Grant.

Director: Lee H. Katzin | Stars: Robert Conrad, Ross Martin, John Dehner, Sue Ane Langdon

Votes: 127

21. Criminal Minds (2005– )
Episode: The Uncanny Valley (2010)

TV-14 | 42 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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An unusual personal obsession is at the center of a BAU abduction case. Meanwhile, Hotch struggles with his return to work.

Director: Anna Foerster | Stars: Joe Mantegna, Paget Brewster, Shemar Moore, Matthew Gray Gubler

Votes: 2,122

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

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

7.4
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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: 2,699



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