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    Godzilla, Mothra, and King Ghidorah

    Godzilla, Mothra, and King Ghidorah

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    Released 2001
    Godzilla, Mothra, and King Ghidora: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack is a 2001 Japanese monster film and the 25th installment of the Godzilla series. This film stands as a direct sequel to the original 1954 Godzilla film. The story takes place in 2001, nearly fifty years after Godzilla destroyed Tokyo. Tokyo hasn't experience another attack since then. However, reports of a monster attack on New York City as well as evidence that other deadly monsters exist on Earth has compelled Japan to prepare for the worst. Chiharu Niiyama plays Yuri Tachibana, a young filmmaker who must summon three long-dormant Guardian Monsters after witnessing a prophecy of Godzilla's return. As Godzilla nears, the Guardians awake and prepare for battle. Baragon is a subterranean dinosaur similar to Godzilla. Mothra is a giant insect with divine powers who sympathizes with the humans. Lastly, King Ghidora is a powerful three-headed dragon with devastating energy attacks. The Guardians are all great monsters, but are they strong enough to defeat Earth's greatest threat? Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidora is a celebrated installment in the Godzilla series that earned some of the best reviews ever given to Japanese monster films.moreless
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    Godzilla vs. Destoroyah

    Godzilla vs. Destoroyah

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    Released 1995
    Godzilla vs. Destroyah is a 1995 Japanese monster film and the 22nd installment of the Godzilla series. This film immediately follows Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla, beginning with the chaos following SpaceGodzilla's destruction. Birth Island is destroyed, and Gozilla's son, LittleGodzilla, is presumed dead. Godzilla, despite saving Earth from its most recent global threat, appears in Hong Kong covered in bizarre glowing rashes and destroys the city. Scientists are confused by Godzilla's sudden animosity. The G-Force hires brilliant college student Kenichi Yamane to research Godzilla's condition and present a solution. Yemane quickly deduces that the atomic dinosaur is suffering a nuclear heart attack from absorbing too much energy. If the monster isn't treated, his death could trigger an explosion that would destroy planet Earth. As if that wasn't enough, a new threat appears from the ashes of the original Godzilla, killed in 1954. The Destroyah are vicious and strange. The creatures are evolving quickly and becoming more deadly by the minute. The ensuing battle between the huge monsters could destroy the world unless the human scientists can find a way to cure Godzilla. Godzilla vs. Destroyah is the thrilling conclusion to the seven-part Heisei series, starring Yasufumi as the young hero Kenichi Yamane.moreless
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    The Island of Dr. Moreau

    The Island of Dr. Moreau

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    Released 1977
    The Island of Dr. Moreau is a 1977 science fiction film directed by Don Taylor. It is an adaptation of the novel of the same name by H.G. Wells. After Andrew Braddock's (Michael York) ship sinks in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, he escapes on a raft and drifts to an isolated island. He soon discovers the residence of Dr. Moreau (Burt Lancaster), a scientist who claims that he is doing medical research. The other inhabitants of Dr. Moreau's compound include a reclusive, alcoholic scientist named Dr. Montgomery (Nigel Davenport), Dr. Moreau's servant M'Ling (Nick Cravat), and Dr. Moreau's mistress, Maria (Barbara Carrera). Although he receives a warm welcome, Braddock soon discovers that the Dr. Moreau is actually on an insane quest to morph animals into humans. When Braddock learns that Dr. Moreau has decided to conduct his crazed experiments on him, he struggles to survive the terrors of the island.moreless
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    It! The Terror From Beyond Space

    It! The Terror From Beyond Space

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    Released 1958
    It! The Terror From Beyond Space is a 1958 science fiction/horror movie directed by Edward L. Cahn. After a manned space shuttle lands on Mars in 1973, Colonel Edward Carruthers (Marshall Thompson) makes a desperate call to Earth to state that his nine crew members have been killed by an alien. The United States Space Commission doubts his story and suspects that he murdered his crew. A new shuttle, which is led by Commander Van Heusen (Kim Spalding), then travels to Mars to bring Carruthers back to Earth for questioning. When Van Heusen and the crew take Carruthers into their spacecraft, they are initially hostile towards him and refuse to listen to his warnings about alien lifeforms. However, they soon realize that Carruthers is telling the truth when they discover that a bloodthirsty creature has boarded their spacecraft through the airlock. As the alien begins a vicious assault on the astronauts, they must find a way to kill the creature before it kills them.moreless
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    Cyborg Cop

    Cyborg Cop

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    Released 1993
    Cyborg Cop is a 1993 sci-fi action flick about a wealthy mad scientist (John Rhys-Davis) who transforms kidnapped men into killer cyborgs then sells them to the highest bidder. Former DEA agent Jack (David Bradley) receives an emergency message from his brother Phillip (Todd Jensen), he travels to a Caribbean island to search for him. Phillip, who is also an agent, was ambushed during a mission along with his team members on the island. Jack soon discovers that the evil scientist has changed his brother into one of the killer cyborgs. While in search of his brother, Jack also finds that some of the cyborgs are going to be used to murder someone of great importance. Jack is now faced with the dire task of saving his brother from the grasp of a madman and thwarting a murder plot. He must also face the wrath of the mindless killer cyborgs bent on stopping him.moreless
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    The Perfect Holiday

    The Perfect Holiday

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    Released 2007
    The Perfect Holiday is a beloved 2007 fantastical family comedy featuring an all star cast of top African American talent, directed and co-written by Lance Rivera (The Cookout). Gabrielle Union plays Nancy, a newly divorced woman whose daughter overhears her conversation about what she wants from a man: a compliment. The daughter visits a mall Santa (played by Morris Chestnut) named Benjamin and wishes that her mom get a compliment by her man. Benjamin gives Nancy a compliment and soon they begin to date. Problems arise when Nancy's naive son, John John gets annoyed by Benjamin because the little tyke misses his arrogant and thoughtless wannabe-rapper father J-Jizzy (played by Charlie Murphy) who would rather be large than be with his family. Then things get even more complicated for the relationship between Nancy and Benjamin when J-Jizzy asks for Benjamin, who also sings, to record with him. Queen Latifah plays Mrs. Christmas, an angel who is also the narrator of the movie.moreless
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    District B13

    District B13

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    Released 2004
    District B13, also released as District 13 and the French release Banlieue 13, is an action film directed by Pierre Morel, featuring parkour pioneer David Belle as Leito, a one-man war against the street gangs of the poor suburb of Paris, referred to as B13. When B13 becomes out of control, the authorities construct a high wall around the area, stopping people from leaving or entering. Three years later street gangs have developed and Leito is in charge of one block, but goes after drug dealer Taha and sabotages his stash of cocaine, leading Taha to send his thugs, led by K2 (Tony D'Amario) after Leito. Six months later police captain Damien Tomaso (Cyril Raffaelli) learns that Taha has stolen an experimental neutron bomb that is set to blow in 24 hours. Damien must convince Leito to take him to Taha's base to disarm the bomb before it is too late. This exciting action flick lead to a 2009 sequel called District 13: Ultimatum.moreless
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    The Trial

    The Trial

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    Released 1962
    An unassuming office worker in an un-named country is arrested and faces trial, but he is never told with what crime he is charged.
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    1984

    1984

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    Released 1984
    1984, an adaptation of George Orwell's dystopian novel, stars John Hurt and Richard Burton. Released in 1984, the film tells the story of Winston Smith (John Hurt), a government worker who lives in London, which is now part of the totalitarian state of Oceania. Winston spends his days at the Ministry of Truth, where he erases historical records and replaces them with narratives approved by Big Brother (Bob Flag), the face of the party that controls Oceania. Winston meets Julia (Suzanna Hamilton) and the two fall in love, renting an apartment and enjoying life with each other away from the constant gaze of Big Brother. The government forbids romantic relationships, however, and the Thought Police soon arrest and separate the lovers. Winston finds himself in the Ministry of Love, where an agent named O'Brien (Richard Burton), whom Winston believed to be a fellow dissident, tortures him. Winston fights back, but he quickly learns just how difficult it is to resist Big Brother.moreless
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    The Ghost and Mrs. Muir

    The Ghost and Mrs. Muir

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    Released 1947
    The Ghost and Mrs. Muir is the beloved 1947 fantasy drama from famed director Joseph L. Mankiewicz. Lucy Muir (Gene Tierney) is a widow who buys a seaside property, not least so she can get away from the two busybody in-laws she's been living with since her husband's death. The nicer she tries to be to them; the more horrible they act toward her. She buys the house even though it is quite obviously haunted by the previous owner, a sea captain named Daniel Gregg (Rex Harrison). They both speak bluntly to women and with a great deal of common sense. Miles Fairley (George Sanders) is a children's book author who proposes to Lucy but neglects to mention that he's already married. When Lucy runs out of money and is in danger of losing the house, the captain suggests he dictate his life story to her which he is certain will be published as a book; she can claim authorship and live off the royalties, which is precisely what happens. But then she meets Fairley and when it appears the two will be married, Captain Gregg graciously steps out of the picture and using his ghostly abilities, removes himself from Lucy's memory so that in the future, their conversations will seem to be only dreams.moreless
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    Paranoia 1.0

    Paranoia 1.0

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    Released 2004
    Paranoia 1.0 is a 2004 American film directed by Jeff Renfroe and Marteinn Thorsson. When young computer programmer Simon J. (Jeremy Sisto) finds empty plain brown paper packages in his apartment, he wonders where they came from. He begins to secure the borders of his apartment and watch every movement that happens, but the packages continue to appear. Simon questions his neighbors as to their whereabouts, but finds that no matter what he does, the packages appear. As his every motion is captured on self-installed cameras, Simon begins to lose his grip on reality. Eventually he discovers that his neighbors have also been receiving packages. Oddly enough, Simon and his neighbors have been developing an addiction to various consumer products. When Simon learns about a plot to infuse Nanomites in people's brains to encourage an addiction to products, he begins to realize that he is a guinea pig in a corporate experiment. Paranoia 1.0 was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival.moreless
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    Gangland

    Gangland

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    Released 2001
    Gangland is a post-apocalyptic science fiction film directed by Art Camacho that centers on three survivors in Los Angeles as they battle against a twisted pack of survivors calling themselves Ganglanders and work hard to stay ahead of a disastrous plague. Jared (Costas Mandylor), Derek (Sasha Mitchell), and Alexis (Kathleen Kinmont) each have their own demons to work out but they have their hands full trying to stop the city from becoming enslaved to the Ganglanders and their leader Lucifer (Vincent Klyn) with little help from the makeshift police in the form of Officer Dunn (Ice-T) and Officer Harris (Coolio). When the scientist, Dr. Adams (Tim Thomerson), is kidnapped to mass-produce the cure for only the Ganglanders, the three tattered heroes have to batter their way through the city and Lucifer's headquarters to free Adams before the plague kills off everyone on the planet.moreless
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    Curse of the Faceless Man

    Curse of the Faceless Man

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    Released 1958
    In the excavation site scientists uncover the body of a gladiator from the ruins of Pompeii, a stone-encrusted body is found with a bronze medallion bearing a strange Etruscan inscription. Carlo Fiorillo, Italian archaeologist, speculates the robust body may hold some life; medical researcher Paul Mallon scoffs at the idea. But people left alone with the seemingly petrified faceless man keep dying of crushed skulls.moreless
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    Dr. Dolittle: Million Dollar Mutts

    Dr. Dolittle: Million Dollar Mutts

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    Released 2009
    While on a trip to Hollywood to help a celebrity starlet's depressed Chihuahua, Maya Dolittle (Kyla Pratt) gets caught up in the Hollywood glitz and glamour when she is offered her own TV show. But with the help of her faithful sidekick Lucky, she is able to see past the facade and stay true to her dreams of helping animals.moreless
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    Inspector Gadget's Biggest Caper Ever

    Inspector Gadget's Biggest Caper Ever

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    Released 2005
    We've got gadgets galore as the good inspector gets caught up in a plot to steal Metro City's priceless new attraction- a prehistoric giant flying lizard egg ready to hatch at any moment! Can Gadget crack the case in time? Or will the giant flying lizard stomp Metro City into a pulp?moreless
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    The Angry Red Planet

    The Angry Red Planet

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    Released 1969
    A science-fiction tale of an expedition to the "angry red planet" of Mars...running into all sorts of alien terrors, including unfriendly Martian plants and a terrifying kind of giant mouse/spider hybrid.moreless
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    Destination Moon

    Destination Moon

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    Released 1950
    Destination Moon is the George Pal directed science fiction saga about three astronauts, Jim Barnes (John Archer), Joe Sweeney (Dick Wesson) and Dr. Charles Cargraves (Warner Anderson), who blast off from the New Mexico desert in route to the moon. Co-scripted by science fiction writer, Robert Heinlein (The Puppet Masters), this is one of the first movies that tackled the realistic prospect of space travel. Once the craft takes off for outer space, the trip does not go as smooth as predicted. The ship finally lands on the moon and the crew takes a walk on the surface. During moon exploration, the astronauts get some bad news from home: too much fuel was used for landing and load has to be lightened considerably or they won't make it home. After tossing out every item they can think of, the load is still 110 pounds over the limit. Dr. Cargraves must come up with a McGyver-style solution or someone will have to stay behind.moreless
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    D.A.R.Y.L.

    D.A.R.Y.L.

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    Released 1985
    D.A.R.Y.L. is a science fiction film that was released in 1985. Directed by Simon Wincer and written by David Ambrose, Allan Scott and Jeffrey Ellis, the movie stars Barret Oliver, Mary Beth Hurt, Michael McKean, Danny Corkill and Josef Sommer. The musical score was composed by Marvin Hamlisch. Daryl (Barret Oliver), whose name is an acronym for Data-Analysing Robot Youth Lifeform, is an experiment in artificial intelligence and was created as a secret project by the U.S. government. Although physically indistinguishable from a normal ten-year-old boy, his brain is actually a high-tech, sophisticated microcomputer with several amazing capabilities. These include exceptional reflexes, superhuman multitasking ability, and the ability to hack into other computer systems. The D.A.R.Y.L. experiment was funded by the military, with the intention of creating a super soldier. One of the scientists involved in Daryl's creation feels that the program is immoral and sets Daryl free. Daryl is found roaming the streets by an elderly couple and is taken to live in an orphanage. Eventually, Daryl goes to live with foster parents, Joyce (Mary Beth Hurt) and Andy Richardson (Michael McKean). Daryl and the Richardsons slowly begin to form a strong bond, and Daryl learns human emotions that he has never felt before. Their happiness is short-lived, however, as the government locates Daryl and takes him back to a secret base for further testing. Daryl must use all of his skills and abilities to escape from his government captors and return to the family that he loves so dearly.moreless
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    Leviathan

    Leviathan

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    Released 1989
    Leviathan is 1989 action adventure written by David Webb Peoples and directed by George P. Cosmatos. Geologist Steve Beck (Peter Weller) is sent to direct operations on a undersea mining rig operated by the Tri-Oceanic Corporation. Soon after he arrives, a crew member, Buzz 'Sixpack' Parrish (Daniel Stern), finds a sunken Soviet submarine. When the crew explores the submarine they find and retrieve a safe. Within the safe the crew finds documents suggesting that the Soviet sub crew suffered from a mysterious illness and a rash of murders in the days before the sinking. Also contained in the safe is a flask of liquid. Sixpack secretly takes the flask thinking that it is vodka. Later that night he drinks from the flask, and quickly becomes ill. He soon begins to change. The next day he is found dead and put into storage. Soon, people begin to die and the crew realizes that something terrible is on board. As they fight for survival they discover that the Soviet submarine not only contains a genetic lab but also was sunk by a soviet torpedo. Obviously something horrific happened on the sub, and now it is on the Tri-Oceanic rig.moreless
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    Miracle On 34th Street

    Miracle On 34th Street

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    Released 1994
    Miracle on 34th Street is a 1947 dramatic family comedy directed by George Seaton. The film is set in New York during the holidays. Doris Walker (Maureen O'Hara) is a no-nonsense business woman who works as the event co-ordinator for Macy's Department Store. Doris does not believe in anything that she can't prove actually exists. She has passed her beliefs to her 6-year-old daughter, Susan Walker (Natalie Wood). Because of this, Susan is very skeptical of many Christmas traditions, including Santa Claus. Doris runs into problems during the Macy's Thanksgiving day parade, when an old man approaches her and tells her the Santa who is to be in the parade is drunk. In a panic, she asks the man who informed her of this to fill in for the drunken Santa. He reluctantly agrees, and soon becomes a huge success. Eventually, the man who calls himself Kriss Kringle (Edward Gwenn) is transferred to the main Macy's Department store, where his success grows. Doris becomes suspicious of Kriss when she finds out he truly believes he is Santa Claus. She thinks the man must be delusional and works to have him removed from the store. However, a series of events makes her reconsider many things she and her daughter thought were true.moreless
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