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1. Fargo (1996)

R | 98 min | Crime, Thriller

8.1
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85 Metascore

Minnesota car salesman Jerry Lundegaard's inept crime falls apart due to his and his henchmen's bungling and the persistent police work of the quite pregnant Marge Gunderson.

Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: William H. Macy, Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi, Peter Stormare

Votes: 674,092 | Gross: $24.61M

2. Big Fish (2003)

PG-13 | 125 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

8.0
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58 Metascore

A frustrated son tries to determine the fact from fiction in his dying father's life.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney, Billy Crudup, Jessica Lange

Votes: 440,454 | Gross: $66.26M

3. How the West Was Won (1962)

G | 164 min | Western

7.0
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56 Metascore

A family saga covering several decades of Westward expansion in the 19th century, including the Gold Rush, the Civil War, and the building of the railroads.

Directors: John Ford, Henry Hathaway, George Marshall, Richard Thorpe | Stars: James Stewart, John Wayne, Gregory Peck, Henry Fonda

Votes: 21,101 | Gross: $46.50M

4. Long Weekend (2021)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Romance

6.1
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53 Metascore

A down-on-his-luck struggling writer, meets an enigmatic woman who enters his life at the right time.

Director: Steve Basilone | Stars: Steve Basilone, Jennifer Irwin, Jess Jacobs, Finn Wittrock

Votes: 1,463

5. Will Penny (1967)

Approved | 108 min | Romance, Western

7.1
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Aging cowboy Will Penny gets a line camp job on a large cattle spread and finds his isolated cabin is already occupied by an abandoned woman traveler and her young son.

Director: Tom Gries | Stars: Charlton Heston, Joan Hackett, Donald Pleasence, Lee Majors

Votes: 4,834

6. The Dream Team (1989)

PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

6.5
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54 Metascore

Four mental patients on a field trip in New York City must save their caring chaperon, who ends up being taken to a hospital in a coma after accidentally witnessing a murder, before the killers can find him and finish the job.

Director: Howard Zieff | Stars: Michael Keaton, Christopher Lloyd, Peter Boyle, Stephen Furst

Votes: 15,516 | Gross: $28.89M

7. Violet & Daisy (2011)

R | 88 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.0
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43 Metascore

Two teenage assassins accept what they think will be a quick-and-easy job, until an unexpected target throws them off their plan.

Director: Geoffrey Fletcher | Stars: Saoirse Ronan, Alexis Bledel, James Gandolfini, Danny Trejo

Votes: 12,789 | Gross: $0.02M

8. Davy Crockett: King of the Wild Frontier (1955)

Approved | 93 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

6.9
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American frontiersman Davy Crockett fights in the Creek Indian War, is elected to the U.S. Congress and fights for Texas at the Alamo.

Director: Norman Foster | Stars: Fess Parker, Buddy Ebsen, Basil Ruysdael, Hans Conried

Votes: 4,370

9. As Far as My Feet Will Carry Me (2001)

TV-G | 158 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.3
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At the end of WW2, a German POW doing hard labor in the Soviet Gulag escapes from his Siberian camp to return to Germany but he's pursued by a Soviet NKVD officer.

Director: Hardy Martins | Stars: Bernhard Bettermann, Iris Böhm, Anatoliy Kotenyov, Michael Mendl

Votes: 7,599

10. Sword of Trust (2019)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Drama

6.3
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70 Metascore

Cynthia and Mary show up to collect Cynthia's inheritance from her deceased grandfather, but the only item she receives is an antique sword that was believed by her grandfather to be proof that the South won the Civil War.

Director: Lynn Shelton | Stars: Marc Maron, Jon Bass, Michaela Watkins, Jillian Bell

Votes: 3,794 | Gross: $0.32M

11. Legend of the Boneknapper Dragon (2010 TV Short)

TV-PG | 17 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

6.9
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Hiccup and the gang join Gobber on a quest to find a legendary boneclad Dragon.

Director: John Puglisi | Stars: Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera

Votes: 3,655

12. Spy School (2008)

PG | 86 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

4.5
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Doubting Thomas is the story of a twelve year old boy known for telling tall tales who overhears a plot to kidnap the President's daughter. When he goes public with his story, no one believes him, and he is forced to save her on his own.

Director: Mark Blutman | Stars: Forrest Landis, AnnaSophia Robb, Rider Strong, Lea Thompson

Votes: 1,637

13. The Boy's Club (1996)

R | 90 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

6.2
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Three teen boys are forced to perform an ordeal when they find a mysterious stranger who has taken a hiding in their clubhouse.

Director: John Fawcett | Stars: Chris Penn, Dominic Zamprogna, Stuart Stone, Devon Sawa

Votes: 1,260

14. Bade Miyan Chote Miyan (1998)

Not Rated | 140 min | Action, Comedy, Musical

5.9
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Arjun and Pyare Mohan are honest policemen who work together. Trouble follows when thieves Bade Miyan and Chote Miyan, look-alikes of Arjun and Pyare, commit crimes and the hapless duo are blamed for it.

Director: David Dhawan | Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Govinda, Raveena Tandon, Ramya Krishnan

Votes: 3,068

15. Tall Tales & Legends (1985–1988)

Comedy, Drama, Family

7.2
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An anthology series that showcases various mythical characters and incidents throughout history.

Stars: David McCharen, Stewart Duvall, Shelley Duvall, Michael McKean

Votes: 192

16. The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1943)

Not Rated | 110 min | Comedy, Adventure, Fantasy

7.0
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This lavish, impudent, adult fairy tale takes the viewer from 18th-century Braunschweig to St. Petersburg, Constantinople, Venice, and then to the moon using ingenious special effects, stunning location shooting.

Director: Josef von Báky | Stars: Hans Albers, Wilhelm Bendow, Michael Bohnen, Hans Brausewetter

Votes: 2,026

17. Axe Giant: The Wrath of Paul Bunyan (2013)

R | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

3.5
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Young adults at a first-time offenders' boot camp discover the legend of the giant lumberjack Paul Bunyan is real, but is much more horrifying than they could have imagined.

Director: Gary Jones | Stars: Amber Connor, Joe Estevez, Dan Haggerty, Thomas Downey

Votes: 1,233 | Gross: $0.00M

18. John Henry (2000)

G | 10 min | Animation, Short, Drama

6.8
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Disney's retelling of the legend of John Henry, the steel-driving man.

Director: Mark Henn | Stars: Alfre Woodard, Geoffrey Jones, Tim Hodge, Dave Murray

Votes: 1,792

19. Bold King Cole (1936)

Passed | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.0
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Felix the Cat is perched in a tree playing his guitar and serenading himself and a canary with a little ditty called "Nature and Me." It is a beautiful day in cartoon-land but Mother Nature... See full summary »

Director: Burt Gillett | Stars: Walter Tetley, Gus Wickie

Votes: 255

20. A Touch of Sweden (1971)

R | 89 min | Comedy

4.8
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While on vacation in Sweden, a young woman tells a friend about the sexy escapades she's been involved in back in the U.S.

Director: Joseph F. Robertson | Stars: Uschi Digard, Starlyn Simone, Sandy Dempsey, Ray Sebastian

Votes: 81

21. Paper Tiger (1975)

PG | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

5.9
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A somewhat prim and proper Englishman is hired as the tutor to the son of the Japanese ambassador. His life changes when he and the boy are kidnapped by terrorists for political purposes.

Director: Ken Annakin | Stars: David Niven, Toshirô Mifune, Hardy Krüger, Kazuhito Andô

Votes: 685

22. Bunyan and Babe (2017)

PG | 84 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

4.8
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Travis and Whitney visit their grandparents and stumble upon the evil plan of a greedy land developer. Travis falls through a magical portal which transports him to the world of American hero, Paul Bunyan and his pet ox, Babe.

Director: Louis Ross | Stars: John Goodman, Jeff Foxworthy, Kelsey Grammer, Johnny Orlando

Votes: 401

23. Secondary Effects (2006)

R | 111 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

6.5
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Four people meet again at their high school reunion, with some of the same old baggage, doubts, and questions that haunted them then, and some new ones, that come with being on the verge of turning 30.

Director: Issa López | Stars: Marina de Tavira, Alejandra Gollas, Arturo Barba, Pedro Izquierdo

Votes: 763

24. Trail Street (1947)

Approved | 84 min | Western

6.2
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Bat Masterson's old friend Billy Burns convinces him to become marshal of Liberal, Kansas and help the residents fight drought and a destructive range war.

Director: Ray Enright | Stars: Randolph Scott, Robert Ryan, Anne Jeffreys, George 'Gabby' Hayes

Votes: 704

25. Paul Bunyan (1958)

Approved | 17 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

7.0
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The life, career, and challenges of the legendary giant lumberjack.

Director: Les Clark | Stars: Bill Lee, The Mellowmen Quartet, Thurl Ravenscroft, Max Smith

Votes: 1,095

26. Pecos Bill (1948)

23 min | Animation, Short, Western

7.0
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The life of the legendary Texas cowboy with his horse, Widowmaker, and how his romance with Slue Foot Sue disrupted it.

Director: Clyde Geronimi | Stars: Roy Rogers, Bob Nolan, Luana Patten

Votes: 358

27. 4 (2004)

Not Rated | 126 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.5
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72 Metascore

Meat merchant Oleg, prostitute Marina, and piano tuner "simply Volodya" drop into an all-night bar in Moscow, where they are served by a narcoleptic bartender (three plus one is four) while... See full summary »

Director: Ilya Khrzhanovskiy | Stars: Yuriy Laguta, Marina Vovchenko, Sergey Shnurov, Andrei Kudriashov

Votes: 2,185

28. Well Wishes (2015)

Not Rated | 94 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.2
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After losing his job on a coin-toss a man concocts a fantastical plan to build an enterprise of harvesting coins from wishing fountains.

Director: Anderson Boyd | Stars: Shane Callahan, Cullen Moss, Don Henderson Baker, Anna Stromberg

Votes: 447

29. Uncle Tom's Cabaña (1947)

8 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

6.6
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Uncle Tom tells the blood curdling story of how the evil Simon Legree tried to foreclose on Tom's simple log cabin.

Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Sara Berner, Ruby Dandridge, Paul Frees, Imogene Lynn

Votes: 301

30. Totòsexy (1963)

90 min | Comedy, Musical

4.7
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Two strange street musicians end up in jail and exchange sexy stories to while away time.

Director: Mario Amendola | Stars: Totò, Erminio Macario, Mario Castellani, Gianni Agus

Votes: 103

31. Captain Calamity (1936)

Passed | 66 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

4.3
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A South Seas skipper fights off thieves and pirates who are after a lost treasure.

Director: John Reinhardt | Stars: George Houston, Marian Nixon, Vince Barnett, Crane Wilbur

Votes: 148

32. Ego Trip (1969)

58 min | Drama, Romance

4.5
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Add a Plot

Stars: Ron Oakes, Mary Peel, John Dullaghan, Pam Brown

Votes: 25

33. Rabbit Ears: Pecos Bill (1988 Video)

25 min | Short, Family

7.6
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Take a rollicking ride through the Wild, Wild West with the original cowboy, Pecos Bill. Raised by coyotes to brave the great frontier, Pecos rides his wild mustang Widow-Maker and invents ... See full summary »

Director: Tim Raglin | Star: Robin Williams

Votes: 91

34. The Rawhide Terror (1934)

Approved | 52 min | Western

3.4
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Twelve renegades dressed as Indians kill the parents of two brothers. The brothers who have similar birth marks then separate. Ten years later a man known as the Rawhide Terror is murdering the renegades who are now town citizens.

Directors: Bruce Mitchell, Jack Nelson | Stars: Art Mix, Edmund Cobb, William Desmond, William Barrymore

Votes: 169

35. It's a Bird (1930)

14 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.3
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A junk man travels to Africa to find a rare metal-eating bird.

Director: Harold L. Muller | Stars: Charles R. Bowers, Lowell Thomas

Votes: 215

36. Pop 'im Pop! (1950)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

6.9
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A circus comes to town featuring Gracie the Fighting Kangaroo and her youngster, Hippety Hopper. Hippety slips out of the circus tent and hops into a yard where Sylvester Cat is bragging to... See full summary »

Director: Robert McKimson | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 229

37. The Legend of John Henry (1974)

11 min | Animation, Short, Family

6.7
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The folk legend of John Henry, and his contest with a steam engine to cut a railroad tunnel through a mountain, is told in song by Roberta Flack.

Director: Sam Weiss | Star: Roberta Flack

Votes: 86

38. War Story (1989)

5 min | Documentary, Animation, Short

6.4
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This short animated piece uses a real interview as its soundtrack. Bill Perry relates stories about his youth, his tilted house, and adventures during WWII in Bristol, England during the blitz.

Director: Peter Lord | Stars: Bill Perry, Peter Lawrence

Votes: 253

39. John Henry and the Inky-Poo (1946)

7 min | Animation, Short

6.5
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John Henry springs to life as a full-grown man, and in no time at all establishes himself as the mightiest steel-driver around. When a newfangled steel-driving machine threatens his livelihood, he sets out to beat it in a one-on-one race.

Director: George Pal | Star: Rex Ingram

Votes: 274

40. His Hare Raising Tale (1951)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Animation, Short

6.3
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Bugs tells stories to his nephew Clyde, derived from earlier cartoons (Baseball Bugs (1946), Stage Door Cartoon (1944), Rabbit Punch (1948), Falling Hare (1943) and Haredevil Hare (1948)).

Directors: Friz Freleng, Robert Clampett, Chuck Jones | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 265

41. The Lyin' Mouse (1937)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Animation, Short

6.0
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A mouse is trying to free himself from a trap when a cat arrives. The mouse, desperate, asks if the cat has heard the story of the lion and the mouse. We see the lion, scaring all the ... See full summary »

Director: Friz Freleng | Stars: Mel Blanc, Billy Bletcher, Bernice Hansen

Votes: 138

42. Thomas & Friends: Whale of a Tale and Other Sodor Adventures (2015 Video)

Not Rated | 58 min | Animation, Family

7.6
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Thomas and Friends have tall tales to tell. A rumor about Toby spreads, as Henry thinks he's got chickenpox. Thomas blames a made up engine, while Toad spots a stranded whale. Featuring the... See full summary »

Directors: John Gilluley, Don Spencer | Stars: Mark Moraghan, Ben Forster, David Bedella, Jules de Jongh

Votes: 17

43. Life After Hockey (1989)

48 min | Drama, Sport

6.7
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An amateur hockey player talks about his life, his love affair with hockey and his supposed one time shot in the big time.

Director: Tom Radford | Stars: Ken Brown, Kurt Browning, Patricia Phillips, Maurice Richard

Votes: 13

44. Hell's Fire (1934)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.4
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Willie Whopper and his dog visit Hell, where they meet Satan, Cerberus, and some of the infamous members of the damned.

Director: Ub Iwerks

Votes: 88

45. Men in the Raw (1923)

Passed | 50 min | Action, Western

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"Windy" Watkins is fond of spinning wild stories of his daring exploits, to his fellow cowhands, while around the campfire at night but is given the chance to prove he is more than talk ... See full summary »

Director: George Marshall | Stars: Jack Hoxie, Marguerite Clayton, Sid Jordan, J. Morris Foster

46. Insultin' the Sultan (1934)

7 min | Animation, Short

6.0
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Willie Whopper tells a tall tale of his girlfriend being carried off by a Sultan and his efforts to rescue her.

Director: Ub Iwerks

Votes: 77

47. The Smartest Person Who Ever Lived (2005)

7 min | Short, Comedy

7.9
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Over morning coffee, a man attempts to convince his wife of twenty years that he's the smartest person who ever lived.

Director: Angelique Little | Stars: Alex Alexander, Jeff Lewis, Selena Sanchez, Craig Welzbacher

Votes: 90

48. The Air Race (1933)

7 min | Animation, Short

6.6
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Willie tells his friends that he was once a pilot in an air race.

Director: Ub Iwerks

Votes: 83

49. Ahoy the Movie (1997)

2 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

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One night at a seedy dockside pub, a crusty old pirate tries to earn a free tankard of ale by telling a scary sea story to his mates, but he is thwarted by a young sailor who claims to have... See full summary »

Director: Bruce Pukema

50. Cartoons on Tour (1915)

11 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

5.1
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A father and daughter each enjoy their printed "Grouch Chaser" cartoons, which come to life for the audience. Meanwhile, the daughter is secretly planning to elope.

Director: Raoul Barre | Stars: Maxine Brown, William Chalfin, Johnnie Walker

Votes: 76



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