Prequels

by deano11 | created - 23 Aug 2011 | updated - 08 Jan 2013 | Public

A prequel is a work that supplements a previously completed one, and has an earlier time setting in the sequel feature films, TV movies, TV series and straight-to-DVDs. The prequel forms part of the “back-story”.

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1. Another Part of the Forest (1948)

Approved | 107 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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This 'prequel' to The Little Foxes tells how the ruthless members of the old-South Hubbard family got that way.

Director: Michael Gordon | Stars: Fredric March, Dan Duryea, Edmond O'Brien, Ann Blyth

Votes: 293

2. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)

R | 178 min | Western

8.9
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90 Metascore

A bounty hunting scam joins two men in an uneasy alliance against a third in a race to find a fortune in gold buried in a remote cemetery.

Director: Sergio Leone | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach, Lee Van Cleef, Aldo Giuffrè

Votes: 566,615 | Gross: $6.10M

3. The Nightcomers (1971)

R | 96 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

6.1
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Prequel to Henry James' "The Turn of the Screw", focusing on groundskeeper Peter Quint's slow corruption of the virtuous governess Miss Jessel and the children she looks after.

Director: Michael Winner | Stars: Marlon Brando, Stephanie Beacham, Thora Hird, Harry Andrews

Votes: 1,516

4. The Godfather: Part II (1974)

R | 202 min | Crime, Drama

9.0
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85 Metascore

The early life and career of Vito Corleone in 1920s New York City is portrayed, while his son, Michael, expands and tightens his grip on the family crime syndicate.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton

Votes: 903,716 | Gross: $57.30M

5. Butch and Sundance: The Early Days (1979)

PG | 115 min | Comedy, Western

5.7
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A prequel of sorts to Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) which chronicles the two outlaws' lives in the years before the events portrayed in the 1969 movie.

Director: Richard Lester | Stars: William Katt, Tom Berenger, Jeff Corey, John Schuck

Votes: 1,063 | Gross: $5.14M

6. Zulu Dawn (1979)

PG | 98 min | Adventure, Drama, History

6.6
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A dramatization of the Battle of Isandlwana, where the British Army met its match against the Zulu nation.

Director: Douglas Hickox | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Simon Ward, Denholm Elliott, Peter Vaughan

Votes: 5,404

7. Amityville II: The Possession (1982)

R | 104 min | Horror

5.5
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A family moves into their new home, which proves to be evil, resulting in the demonic possession of the teenage son. Only the local priest can save him.

Director: Damiano Damiani | Stars: James Olson, Burt Young, Rutanya Alda, Jack Magner

Votes: 8,342 | Gross: $12.53M

8. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)

PG | 118 min | Action, Adventure

7.6
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57 Metascore

After arriving in India, Indiana Jones is asked by a desperate village to find a mystical stone. He agrees, and stumbles upon a secret cult plotting a terrible plan in the catacombs of an ancient palace.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Harrison Ford, Kate Capshaw, Jonathan Ke Quan, Amrish Puri

Votes: 371,850 | Gross: $179.87M

9. The Ewok Adventure (1984 TV Movie)

96 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

5.5
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Wicket the Ewok and his friends agree to help two shipwrecked human children, Mace and Cindel, on a quest to find their parents.

Director: John Korty | Stars: Eric Walker, Warwick Davis, Fionnula Flanagan, Guy Boyd

Votes: 8,219

10. Missing in Action 2: The Beginning (1985)

R | 100 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

5.2
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Prequel to the first Missing In Action, set in the early 1980s it shows the capture of Colonel Braddock during the Vietnam war in the 1970s, and his captivity with other American POWs in a brutal prison camp, and his plans to escape.

Director: Lance Hool | Stars: Chuck Norris, Soon-Tek Oh, Steven Williams, Bennett Ohta

Votes: 6,355 | Gross: $10.80M

11. Ewoks: The Battle for Endor (1985 TV Movie)

94 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

5.5
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Marauders raid the Ewok village and steal a power supply they believe to be magical. Wicket helps Cindel escape the evil witch Charal, and they befriend a hermit who may help them save the village.

Directors: Jim Wheat, Ken Wheat | Stars: Wilford Brimley, Warwick Davis, Aubree Miller, Siân Phillips

Votes: 7,011

12. A Better Tomorrow III: Love and Death in Saigon (1989)

R | 105 min | Action, War

5.9
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A man travels from China to Vietnam, on the brink of war with America, to retrieve his uncle and cousin but find complications when he falls in love with a female gangster with a dangerous ex.

Director: Hark Tsui | Stars: Yun-Fat Chow, Tony Ka Fai Leung, Anita Mui, Kien Shih

Votes: 2,539

13. Psycho IV: The Beginning (1990 TV Movie)

R | 96 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.5
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Norman Bates recalls his childhood with his abusive mother while fearing his unborn child will inherit his split personality disorder.

Director: Mick Garris | Stars: Anthony Perkins, CCH Pounder, Henry Thomas, Olivia Hussey

Votes: 5,868

14. Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992)

R | 135 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.2
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28 Metascore

A young FBI agent disappears while investigating a murder miles from Twin Peaks that may be related to the future murder of Laura Palmer; the last week of the life of Laura Palmer is chronicled.

Director: David Lynch | Stars: Sheryl Lee, Ray Wise, Mädchen Amick, Dana Ashbrook

Votes: 69,799 | Gross: $4.16M

15. Mallrats (1995)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Romance

7.2
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41 Metascore

Both dumped by their girlfriends, two best friends seek refuge in the local mall.

Director: Kevin Smith | Stars: Shannen Doherty, Jeremy London, Jason Lee, Claire Forlani

Votes: 104,796 | Gross: $2.12M

16. The Second Jungle Book: Mowgli & Baloo (1997)

PG | 88 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

4.5
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Pre-teen jungle boy Mowgli gets to human world and is pursued by P.T.Barnum circus scout Harrison who wants to take him to circus as curiosity. Harrison hires local grandee Buldeo for help ... See full summary »

Director: Dee McLachlan | Stars: Jamie Williams, Billy Campbell, Roddy McDowall, David Paul Francis

Votes: 820 | Gross: $0.48M

17. Casper: A Spirited Beginning (1997 Video)

PG | 90 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

4.5
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Casper tells the story of how he became such a good-natured ghost.

Director: Sean McNamara | Stars: Steve Guttenberg, Lori Loughlin, Rodney Dangerfield, Michael McKean

Votes: 2,942

18. The Jungle Book: Mowgli's Story (1998 Video)

G | 77 min | Adventure, Family

4.3
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Now your whole family can relive Disney's 'The Jungle Book', from Mowgli's point of view.

Director: Nick Marck | Stars: Brandon Baker, Sherman Howard, Clancy Brown, Peri Gilpin

Votes: 539

19. Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)

PG | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.5
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51 Metascore

Two Jedi Knights escape a hostile blockade to find allies and come across a young boy who may bring balance to the Force, but the long dormant Sith resurface to claim their old glory.

Director: George Lucas | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Liam Neeson, Natalie Portman, Jake Lloyd

Votes: 607,964 | Gross: $474.54M

20. From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter (1999 Video)

R | 94 min | Horror, Thriller, Western

4.8
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Set 100 years ago in Mexico, this horror/western is the story of the birth of the vampire princess Santanico Pandemonium.

Director: P.J. Pesce | Stars: Marco Leonardi, Michael Parks, Temuera Morrison, Rebecca Gayheart

Votes: 9,754

21. Cruel Intentions 2 (2000 Video)

R | 87 min | Drama

4.3
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This takes place several years before Cruel Intentions (1999), back to when Kathryn first meets Sebastian, their sexual attraction to each other and their enjoyment in destroying the lives of their peers.

Director: Roger Kumble | Stars: Robin Dunne, Sarah Thompson, Keri Lynn Pratt, Amy Adams

Votes: 13,479

22. The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas (2000)

PG | 90 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

3.6
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27 Metascore

In this live-action prequel to the 1994 comedy hit, the Flintstones and the Rubbles go on a trip to Rock Vegas, where Wilma is pursued by playboy Chip Rockefeller.

Director: Brian Levant | Stars: Mark Addy, Stephen Baldwin, Kristen Johnston, Jane Krakowski

Votes: 17,257 | Gross: $35.27M

23. Joseph: King of Dreams (2000 Video)

Unrated | 75 min | Animation, Adventure, Biography

6.5
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A prophet who has the ability to interpret dreams is sold into slavery in Egypt, where people learn of his gifts.

Directors: Rob LaDuca, Robert C. Ramirez | Stars: Ben Affleck, Mark Hamill, Richard Herd, Maureen McGovern

Votes: 8,066

24. Ringu 0 (2000)

Not Rated | 99 min | Horror, Thriller

6.1
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In this prequel to Ring, a young Sadako becomes an actress in hopes of escaping her troubled past. But strange visions and terrifying powers begin to manifest...

Director: Norio Tsuruta | Stars: Yukie Nakama, Seiichi Tanabe, Kumiko Asô, Takeshi Wakamatsu

Votes: 7,231

25. Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)

PG | 142 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.6
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54 Metascore

Ten years after initially meeting, Anakin Skywalker shares a forbidden romance with Padme Amidala, while Obi-Wan investigates an assassination attempt on the senator and discovers a secret clone army crafted for the Jedi.

Director: George Lucas | Stars: Hayden Christensen, Natalie Portman, Ewan McGregor, Christopher Lee

Votes: 531,847 | Gross: $310.68M

26. Red Dragon (2002)

R | 124 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.2
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60 Metascore

A retired F.B.I. Agent with psychological gifts, is assigned to help track down "The Tooth Fairy", a mysterious serial killer. Aiding him, is imprisoned forensic psychiatrist Dr. Hannibal "The Cannibal" Lecter.

Director: Brett Ratner | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Edward Norton, Ralph Fiennes, Harvey Keitel

Votes: 219,497 | Gross: $93.15M

27. Kermit's Swamp Years (2002 Video)

G | 82 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

5.5
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At 12 years old, Kermit the Frog and best friends Goggles and Croaker travel outside their homes in the swamps of the Deep South to do something extraordinary with their lives.

Director: David Gumpel | Stars: Steve Whitmire, Bill Barretta, Dave Goelz, Joey Mazzarino

Votes: 1,079

28. Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd (2003)

PG-13 | 85 min | Comedy

3.4
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19 Metascore

Set back in the 80s when Harry met Lloyd in high school where they cross paths with a mean principal and a bunch of other outcasts much like themselves.

Director: Troy Miller | Stars: Derek Richardson, Eric Christian Olsen, Eugene Levy, Timothy Stack

Votes: 32,487 | Gross: $26.28M

29. Mou gaan dou II (2003)

Not Rated | 119 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.4
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In this prequel to Mou gaan dou (2002), Chan Wing Yan has just become an undercover cop in the triads while Lau Kin Ming joins the police force. Both the triads and the police find an enemy in a rival crime boss.

Directors: Wai-Keung Lau, Alan Mak | Stars: Edison Chen, Shawn Yue, Anthony Chau-Sang Wong, Francis Ng

Votes: 14,607

30. Gods and Generals (2003)

PG-13 | 219 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.3
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30 Metascore

The rise and fall of legendary war hero Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson as he leads the Confederacy to great success against the Union from 1861 to 1863.

Director: Ron Maxwell | Stars: Stephen Lang, Robert Duvall, Jeff Daniels, Donzaleigh Abernathy

Votes: 13,988 | Gross: $12.87M

31. Mou gaan dou III: Jung gik mou gaan (2003)

Not Rated | 118 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.0
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Months after the events of the original film, Ming suspects a police superintendent as being a new mole for the triads, while years earlier, Yan embarks on his first mission.

Directors: Wai-Keung Lau, Alan Mak | Stars: Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Andy Lau, Leon Lai, Daoming Chen

Votes: 10,734

32. Bionicle 2: Legends of Metru Nui (2004 Video)

PG | 75 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

6.1
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Six ordinary Matoran are chosen to become Toa, guardians of the legendary city of Metru Nui. But as they accustom to their new role, conflicts quickly arise between them, and a sinister plot is set in motion right under their noses.

Directors: David Molina, Terry Shakespeare | Stars: Christopher Gaze, Michael Dobson, Paul Dobson, Tabitha St. Germain

Votes: 1,132

33. Cubeº: Cube Zero (2004)

R | 97 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

5.7
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A young man whose job is to watch over the Cube endeavours to rescue an innocent woman trapped in one of its rooms.

Director: Ernie Barbarash | Stars: Zachary Bennett, Stephanie Moore, Martin Roach, Michael Riley

Votes: 31,565

34. Exorcist: The Beginning (2004)

R | 114 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.1
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30 Metascore

Years before Father Lankester Merrin helped save Regan MacNeil's soul, he first encounters the demon Pazuzu in East Africa. This is the tale of Father Merrin's initial battle with Pazuzu and the rediscovery of his faith.

Director: Renny Harlin | Stars: Stellan Skarsgård, Izabella Scorupco, James D'Arcy, Remy Sweeney

Votes: 30,302 | Gross: $41.82M

35. Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning (2004)

R | 94 min | Drama, Horror

5.9
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Set in 19th Century Canada, Brigette and her sister Ginger take refuge in a Traders' Fort which later becomes under siege by some savage werewolves.

Director: Grant Harvey | Stars: Katharine Isabelle, Emily Perkins, Nathaniel Arcand, JR Bourne

Votes: 8,878

36. Tremors 4: The Legend Begins (2004 Video)

PG-13 | 101 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

5.3
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A prequel to Tremors (1990), this movie tells us about how the town of Perfection, Nevada became founded and how they defended it against the Graboids with the help of Burt Gummer's ancestor, Hiram.

Director: S.S. Wilson | Stars: Michael Gross, Sara Botsford, Billy Drago, Brent Roam

Votes: 9,389

37. Bionicle 3: Web of Shadows (2005 Video)

TV-Y7 | 74 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

6.0
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The Toa Metru return to Metru Nui to rescue the remaining sleeping Matoran, only to find it overrun by the spider-like Visorak horde and its ruthless, sadistic rulers, Sidorak and Roodaka.

Directors: David Molina, Terry Shakespeare | Stars: Christopher Gaze, Brian Drummond, Trevor Devall, Paul Dobson

Votes: 863

38. Carlito's Way: Rise to Power (2005 Video)

R | 100 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.0
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In the late 1960s, Carlito Brigante (Hernandez) emerges as the heroin czar of Harlem.

Director: Michael Bregman | Stars: Jay Hernandez, Mario Van Peebles, Luis Guzmán, Sean Combs

Votes: 4,016

39. Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist (2005)

R | 117 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

5.3
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55 Metascore

Years before Father Lankester Merrin helped save Regan MacNeil's soul, he first encounters the demon Pazuzu in East Africa. Merrin's initial battle with Pazuzu leads to the rediscovery of his faith.

Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: Stellan Skarsgård, Gabriel Mann, Clara Bellar, Billy Crawford

Votes: 8,836 | Gross: $0.25M

40. Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch (2005 Video)

PG | 68 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

6.3
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A malfunction threatens to destroy Stitch and his friendship with Lilo!

Directors: Michael LaBash, Tony Leondis | Stars: Chris Sanders, Dakota Fanning, Tia Carrere, David Ogden Stiers

Votes: 8,910

41. Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)

PG-13 | 140 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

7.6
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68 Metascore

Three years into the Clone Wars, the Jedi rescue Palpatine from Count Dooku. As Obi-Wan pursues a new threat, Anakin acts as a double agent between the Jedi Council and Palpatine and is lured into a sinister plan to rule the galaxy.

Director: George Lucas | Stars: Hayden Christensen, Natalie Portman, Ewan McGregor, Samuel L. Jackson

Votes: 592,974 | Gross: $380.26M

42. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006)

R | 91 min | Horror

5.9
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30 Metascore

Before being sent to serve in Vietnam, two brothers and their girlfriends take one last road trip, but when they get into an accident, a terrifying experience will take them to a secluded house of horrors, with a chainsaw-wielding killer.

Director: Jonathan Liebesman | Stars: Jordana Brewster, Matt Bomer, Diora Baird, Taylor Handley

Votes: 61,003 | Gross: $39.52M

43. Hannibal Rising (2007)

R | 121 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

6.2
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35 Metascore

After the death of his parents during World War II, young Hannibal Lecter moves in with his beautiful aunt and begins plotting revenge on the barbarians responsible for his sister's death.

Director: Peter Webber | Stars: Gaspard Ulliel, Rhys Ifans, Li Gong, Aaran Thomas

Votes: 93,306 | Gross: $27.67M

44. Death Proof (2007)

Not Rated | 113 min | Action, Thriller

7.1
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Two separate sets of voluptuous women are stalked at different times by a scarred stuntman who uses his "death proof" cars to execute his murderous plans.

Director: Quentin Tarantino | Stars: Kurt Russell, Zoë Bell, Rosario Dawson, Vanessa Ferlito

Votes: 229,456

45. The Dukes of Hazzard: The Beginning (2007 TV Movie)

R | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

4.5
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Teenaged cousins Bo and Luke Duke spend their first few weeks in Hazzard County getting into trouble running outlawed liquor in order to save their Uncle Jesse's farm.

Director: Robert Berlinger | Stars: Randy Wayne, Jonathan Bennett, April Scott, Joel David Moore

Votes: 4,251

46. The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning (2008 Video)

G | 77 min | Animation, Drama, Family

6.4
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The kingdom of Atlantica where music is forbidden, the youngest daughter of King Triton, named Ariel, discovers her love to an underground music club and sets off to a daring adventure to bring restoration of music back to Atlantica.

Director: Peggy Holmes | Stars: Jodi Benson, Samuel E. Wright, Jim Cummings, Sally Field

Votes: 6,315

47. The Scorpion King: Rise of a Warrior (2008 Video)

PG-13 | 109 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

3.8
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In Ancient Akkad, Mathayus grows up as the proud son of Ashur, a captain in the world-renowned military corps of Black Scorpions, first-rate bodyguards, most of which are sent to courts ... See full summary »

Director: Russell Mulcahy | Stars: Michael Copon, Karen David, Simon Quarterman, Tom Wu

Votes: 11,372

48. On-Bak 2 (2008)

R | 98 min | Action

6.2
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47 Metascore

A young Thai boxer learns the skills and inner meaning of martial arts.

Directors: Tony Jaa, Panna Rittikrai | Stars: Tony Jaa, Sarunyu Wongkrachang, Sorapong Chatree, Primorata Dejudom

Votes: 26,522 | Gross: $0.10M

49. Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (2009)

R | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.6
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44 Metascore

An origins story centered on the centuries-old feud between the race of aristocratic vampires and their onetime slaves, the Lycans.

Director: Patrick Tatopoulos | Stars: Rhona Mitra, Michael Sheen, Bill Nighy, Steven Mackintosh

Votes: 134,948 | Gross: $45.80M

50. X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)

PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.6
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40 Metascore

A look at Wolverine's early life, in particular his time with the government squad Team X and the impact it will have on his later years.

Director: Gavin Hood | Stars: Hugh Jackman, Liev Schreiber, Ryan Reynolds, Danny Huston

Votes: 406,245 | Gross: $179.88M

51. Vacancy 2: The First Cut (2008 Video)

R | 86 min | Horror, Thriller

5.0
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Three young people check into the Meadow View Inn for a night's rest, fully unaware of the inn's sick-minded employees and their nefarious intentions.

Director: Eric Bross | Stars: Agnes Bruckner, David Moscow, Scott Anderson, Arjay Smith

Votes: 6,246

52. Van Wilder: Freshman Year (2009 Video)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Romance

5.3
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Van Wilder starts his freshman year at Coolidge College and embarks on an adventure to land the campus hottie and liberate his school from sexual oppression and party dysfunction.

Director: Harvey Glazer | Stars: Jonathan Bennett, Kristin Cavallari, Kurt Fuller, Steve Talley

Votes: 12,497

53. Messengers 2: The Scarecrow (2009 Video)

R | 94 min | Horror

4.8
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Doing what he believes must be done in order to save his family and livelihood, farmer John Rollins places an odd scarecrow among his crops and promptly reaps the benefits. The thing is, his luck probably won't last for long.

Director: Martin Barnewitz | Stars: Norman Reedus, Heather Stephens, Claire Holt, Richard Riehle

Votes: 4,011

54. Assassin's Creed: Lineage (2009)

Not Rated | 36 min | Action, Adventure

7.2
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The story is a prequel to the video game Assassin's Creed II. It centers around the father of the game's main character, Ezio Auditore da Firenze. Giovanni is an assassin living during the ... See full summary »

Stars: Romano Orzari, Manuel Tadros, Jesse Rath, Devon Bostick

Votes: 3,521

55. Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins (2009 TV Movie)

PG | 120 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

5.7
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The story of how Mystery Inc. was formed.

Director: Brian Levant | Stars: Kate Melton, Hayley Kiyoko, Robbie Amell, Nick Palatas

Votes: 4,139

56. Transmorphers: Fall of Man (2009 Video)

R | 86 min | Action, Sci-Fi

2.2
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In this present day prequel, the robot invaders attack the Earth, forcing a small band of humans to seek refuge below the surface of the planet.

Director: Scott Wheeler | Stars: Bruce Boxleitner, Jennifer Rubin, Shane Van Dyke, Alana DiMaria

Votes: 1,450

57. Scooby-Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster (2010 TV Movie)

PG | 79 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

5.2
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School is out and the familiar Scooby gang are looking to enjoy a long vacation. However, sightings of a Lake Monster cause them to band together once again to solve yet another mystery.

Director: Brian Levant | Stars: Robbie Amell, Hayley Kiyoko, Kate Melton, Nick Palatas

Votes: 2,881

58. Smokin' Aces 2: Assassins' Ball (2010 Video)

R | 86 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.1
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Walter Weed is an unassuming desk jockey at the FBI when the Bureau uncovers a plot to assassinate him. A team of degenerate, psychotic assassins dispatched by mystery man Hal Leuco to win ... See full summary »

Director: P.J. Pesce | Stars: Tom Berenger, Clayne Crawford, Tommy Flanagan, Maury Sterling

Votes: 11,677

59. Paranormal Activity 2 (2010)

R | 91 min | Horror

5.7
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53 Metascore

After experiencing what they think are a series of "break-ins", a family sets up security cameras around their home, only to realize that the events unfolding before them are more sinister than they seem.

Director: Tod Williams | Stars: Katie Featherston, Micah Sloat, Molly Ephraim, David Bierend

Votes: 88,783 | Gross: $84.75M

60. Ong-bak 3 (2010)

R | 99 min | Action

5.0
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38 Metascore

Ong Bak 3 picks up where Ong Bak 2 had left off. Tien is captured and almost beaten to death before he is saved and brought back to the Kana Khone villagers. There he is taught meditation ... See full summary »

Directors: Tony Jaa, Panna Rittikrai | Stars: Tony Jaa, Dan Chupong, Sarunyu Wongkrachang, Primorata Dejudom

Votes: 11,405 | Gross: $0.01M

A follow-up to Ong Bak 2 (2008).

61. Bright Falls (2010– )

40 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

8.2
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Live action prequel to 'Alan Wake'. After arriving in the small Pacific Northwestern town of Bright Falls, reporter Jake Fischer is plagued by blackouts and finding disturbing evidence plans his escape.

Stars: Christopher Forsyth, Merette Bartles, Tom Noonan, Ilkka Villi

Votes: 397

62. Death Race 2 (2010 Video)

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

5.6
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Explores the origins of the first "Frankenstein" car driver, Carl "Luke" Lucas, who died in a race at the beginning of the first film.

Director: Roel Reiné | Stars: Luke Goss, Lauren Cohan, Sean Bean, Ving Rhames

Votes: 26,711

63. X: First Class (2011)

PG-13 | 131 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.8
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65 Metascore

In 1962, the United States government enlists the help of Mutants with superhuman abilities to stop a malicious dictator who is determined to start World War III.

Director: Matthew Vaughn | Stars: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Kevin Bacon

Votes: 571,829 | Gross: $146.41M

64. Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)

PG-13 | 105 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.6
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68 Metascore

A substance designed to help the brain repair itself gives rise to a super-intelligent chimpanzee who leads an ape uprising.

Director: Rupert Wyatt | Stars: James Franco, Andy Serkis, Freida Pinto, Karin Konoval

Votes: 450,113 | Gross: $176.76M

65. Final Destination 5 (2011)

R | 92 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

5.9
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50 Metascore

Survivors of a suspension-bridge collapse learn there's no way you can cheat Death.

Director: Steven Quale | Stars: Nicholas D'Agosto, Emma Bell, Arlen Escarpeta, Miles Fisher

Votes: 91,854 | Gross: $42.59M

66. The Thing (I) (2011)

R | 103 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.2
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49 Metascore

At an Antarctica research site, the discovery of an alien craft leads to a confrontation between graduate student Kate Lloyd and scientist Dr. Sander Halvorson.

Director: Matthijs van Heijningen Jr. | Stars: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Joel Edgerton, Ulrich Thomsen, Eric Christian Olsen

Votes: 104,449 | Gross: $16.93M

67. Paranormal Activity 3 (2011)

R | 83 min | Horror

5.8
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59 Metascore

In 1988, young sisters Katie and Kristi befriend an invisible entity who resides in their home.

Directors: Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman | Stars: Chloe Csengery, Jessica Tyler Brown, Christopher Nicholas Smith, Lauren Bittner

Votes: 82,150 | Gross: $104.01M

68. Puss in Boots (2011)

PG | 90 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

6.7
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65 Metascore

An outlaw cat, his childhood egg-friend and a seductive thief kitty set out in search for the eggs of the fabled Golden Goose to clear his name, restore his lost honor and regain the trust of his mother and town.

Director: Chris Miller | Stars: Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Zach Galifianakis, Billy Bob Thornton

Votes: 124,971 | Gross: $149.26M

69. The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption (2012 Video)

PG-13 | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

3.7
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Since his rise to power, Mathayus' kingdom has fallen. Now an assassin for hire, he must defend a kingdom from an evil tyrant and his ghost warriors for the chance to regain the power and glory he once knew.

Director: Roel Reiné | Stars: Dave Bautista, Bostin Christopher, Tanapol Chuksrida, Kevin 'Kimbo Slice' Ferguson

Votes: 6,785

70. Death Race: Inferno (2013 Video)

R | 105 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.5
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Convicted cop-killer Carl Lucas, aka Frankenstein, is a superstar driver in the brutal prison yard demolition derby known as Death Race. Only one victory away from winning freedom for himself and his pit crew.

Director: Roel Reiné | Stars: Luke Goss, Tanit Phoenix Copley, Danny Trejo, Ving Rhames

Votes: 15,870

The sequel of Death Race 2 (2010) about the original Frankenstein's (played by Luke Goss) next all-new competition of blood sport.

71. Prometheus (I) (2012)

R | 124 min | Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.0
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65 Metascore

Following clues to the origin of mankind, a team finds a structure on a distant moon, but they soon realize they are not alone.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Noomi Rapace, Logan Marshall-Green, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron

Votes: 512,610 | Gross: $126.48M

72. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

PG-13 | 169 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

7.9
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58 Metascore

A reluctant Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, sets out to the Lonely Mountain with a spirited group of dwarves to reclaim their mountain home, and the gold within it from the dragon Smaug.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Andy Serkis

Votes: 690,200 | Gross: $303.00M

73. Oz the Great and Powerful (2013)

PG | 130 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.3
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44 Metascore

A frustrated circus magician from Kansas is transported to a magical land called Oz, where he will have to fulfill a prophecy to become the king, and release the land from the Wicked Witches using his great (but fake) powers.

Director: Sam Raimi | Stars: James Franco, Michelle Williams, Rachel Weisz, Mila Kunis

Votes: 185,866 | Gross: $234.91M

74. Monsters University (2013)

G | 104 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.3
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65 Metascore

A look at the relationship between Mike and Sulley during their days at Monsters University -- when they weren't necessarily the best of friends.

Director: Dan Scanlon | Stars: Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, Helen Mirren

Votes: 266,858 | Gross: $268.49M

75. 300: Rise of an Empire (2014)

R | 102 min | Action, Fantasy

6.2
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48 Metascore

Greek general Themistokles leads the charge against invading Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes and Artemisia, vengeful commander of the Persian navy.

Director: Noam Murro | Stars: Sullivan Stapleton, Eva Green, Lena Headey, Hans Matheson

Votes: 247,951 | Gross: $106.58M

This serves as both a prequel and a sequel to the 2007 film 300.

76. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)

PG-13 | 161 min | Adventure, Fantasy

7.9
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66 Metascore

The dwarves, along with Bilbo Baggins and Gandalf the Grey, continue their quest to reclaim Erebor, their homeland, from Smaug. Bilbo Baggins is in possession of a mysterious and magical ring.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Ken Stott

Votes: 535,124 | Gross: $258.37M

77. Life of Crime (2013)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Crime

5.8
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60 Metascore

Two common criminals get more than they bargained for after kidnapping the wife of a corrupt real-estate developer who shows no interest in paying the $1 million dollar ransom for her safe return.

Director: Daniel Schechter | Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Yasiin Bey, Isla Fisher, Will Forte

Votes: 14,520 | Gross: $0.26M