Movies like The Shadow 1994

Based on the 1930's comic strip, puts the hero up against his arch enemy, Shiwan Khan, who plans to take over the world by holding a city to ransom using an atom bomb. Using his powers of invisibility and "The power to cloud men's minds", the Shadow comes blazing to the city's rescue with explosive results.

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1 Evolution 2001

A comedy that follows the chaos that ensues when a meteor hits the Earth carrying alien life forms that give new meaning to the term "survival of the fittest." David Duchovny, Orlando Jones, Seann William Scott, and Julianne Moore are the only people standing between the aliens and world domination... which could be bad news for the Earth.

Genres:

Comedy, Science Fiction

Director:

Ivan Reitman

Writers:

Don Jakoby (story), David Diamond (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
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2 Robocop 1987

In a violent, near-apocalyptic Detroit, evil corporation Omni Consumer Products wins a contract from the city government to privatize the police force. To test their crime-eradicating cyborgs, the company leads street cop Alex Murphy into an armed confrontation with crime lord Boddicker so they can use his body to support their untested RoboCop prototype. But when RoboCop learns of the company's nefarious plans, he turns on his masters.

Genres:

Action, Thriller, Science Fiction

Director:

Paul Verhoeven

Country:

United States of America
7.5

3 Leviathan 1989

Underwater deep-sea miners encounter a Soviet wreck and bring back a dangerous cargo to their base on the ocean floor with horrifying results. The crew of the mining base must fight to survive against a genetic mutation that hunts them down one by one.

Genres:

Adventure, Horror, Action, Thriller, Science Fiction

Director:

George P. Cosmatos

Writers:

David Webb Peoples (story) (as David Peoples), David Webb Peoples (screenplay) (as David Peoples) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

Italy, United States of America
5.8

4 Mimic 1997

A disease carried by common cockroaches is killing Manhattan children. In an effort to stop the epidemic an entomologist, Susan Tyler, creates a mutant breed of insect that secretes a fluid to kill the roaches. This mutant breed was engineered to die after one generation, but three years later Susan finds out that the species has survived and evolved into a large, gruesome monster that can mimic human form.

Genres:

Fantasy, Horror, Thriller, Science Fiction

Director:

Guillermo del Toro

Writers:

Donald A. Wollheim (short story "Mimic"), Matthew Robbins (screen story) | 3 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
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5 Darkman 1990

Dr. Peyton Westlake is on the verge of realizing a major breakthrough in synthetic skin when his laboratory is destroyed by gangsters. Having been burned beyond recognition and forever altered by an experimental medical procedure, Westlake becomes known as Darkman, assuming alternate identities in his quest for revenge and a new life with a former love.

Genres:

Action, Science Fiction, Crime

Director:

Sam Raimi

Writers:

Sam Raimi (story), Chuck Pfarrer (screenplay) | 4 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.4

6 Split Second 1992

In a flooded future London, Detective Harley Stone (Rutger Hauer) hunts a serial killer who murdered his partner and has haunted him ever since. He soon discovers what he is hunting might not be human.

Genres:

Horror, Science Fiction

Director:

Tony Maylam

Country:

United Kingdom
6.2

7 Excalibur 1981

A surreal adaptation of Sir Thomas Malory's "Le Morte d'Arthur", chronicling Arthur Pendragon's conception, his rise to the throne, the search by his Knights of the Round Table for the Holy Grail, and ultimately his death.

Genres:

Adventure, Fantasy

Director:

John Boorman

Writers:

Thomas Malory (book), Rospo Pallenberg (adaptation) | 2 more credits »

Countries:

United Kingdom, United States of America
7.4

8 Warlock 1989

A warlock flees from the 17th to the 20th century, with a witch-hunter in hot pursuit. A Warlock is taken captive in Boston, Massachusetts in 1691 by a witch-hunter Giles Redferne. He is sentenced to death for his activities, including the bewitching of Redferne's bride-to-be, but before the execution a demon appears and propels the Warlock forward in time to 20th century Los Angeles, California.

Genres:

Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

Director:

Steve Miner

Writer:

David Twohy (as D.T. Twohy)

Country:

United States of America
6.2

9 Timecop 1994

An officer for a security agency that regulates time travel, must fend for his life against a shady politician who has a tie to his past.

Genres:

Thriller, Science Fiction, Action, Crime

Director:

Peter Hyams

Writers:

Mark Verheiden (screenplay), Mike Richardson (story) | 3 more credits »

Countries:

United States of America, Japan
5.9

10 Solarbabies 1986

In a future in which most water has disappeared from the Earth, we find a group of children, mostly teenagers, who are living at an orphanage, run by the despotic rulers of the new Earth. The group in question plays a hockey based game on roller skates and is quite good. It has given them a unity that transcends the attempts to bring them to heel by the government. Finding an orb of special power, they find it has unusual effects on them. They escape from the orphanage (on skates) and try to cross the wasteland looking for a place they can live free as the storm-troopers search for them and the orb.

Genre:

Science Fiction

Director:

Alan Johnson

Writers:

Walon Green (screenplay), D.A. Metrov (screenplay) (as Douglas Anthony Metrov)

Country:

United States of America
4.8

11 Flash Gordon 1980

A football player and his friends travel to the planet Mongo and find themselves fighting the tyrant, Ming the Merciless, to save Earth.

Genre:

Science Fiction

Director:

Mike Hodges

Writers:

Lorenzo Semple Jr. (screenplay), Michael Allin (adaptation) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
6.5

12 Caveman 1981

In this comedy, Atouk becomes leader of the misfit cavemen. Disgraced and cast out of his tribe for lusting after Lana, the mate of tribe's head muscle man, Atouk stumbles along gathering other misfits and learning a bit about the world outside of his cave. Eventually he and friends Lar, and Tala learn the secrets of fire, cooked meat, and how to defend themselves from the brutal, yet very stupid

Genres:

Comedy, Adventure

Director:

Carl Gottlieb

Writers:

Rudy De Luca (as Rudy de Luca), Carl Gottlieb

Country:

United States of America
5.8

13 Battle Beyond The Stars 1980

A young farmer assembles a band of diverse mercenaries to defend his peaceful planet from an evil tyrant.

Genre:

Science Fiction

Directors:

Jimmy T. Murakami, Roger Corman (uncredited)

Writers:

John Sayles (screenplay by), John Sayles (story by) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
5.5

14 Hudson Hawk 1991

Eddie Hawkins, called Hudson Hawk has just been released from ten years of prison and is planning to spend the rest of his life honestly. But then the crazy Mayflower couple blackmail him to steal some of the works of Leonardo da Vinci. If he refuses, they threaten to kill his friend Tommy.

Genres:

Action, Adventure, Comedy

Director:

Michael Lehmann

Writers:

Bruce Willis (story), Robert Kraft (story) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
5.8

15 Congo 1995

Eight people embark on an expedition into the Congo, a mysterious expanse of unexplored Africa where human greed and the laws of nature have gone berserk. When the thrill-seekers -- some with ulterior motives -- stumble across a race of killer apes.

Genres:

Action, Adventure

Director:

Frank Marshall

Writers:

Michael Crichton (novel), John Patrick Shanley (screenplay)

Country:

United States of America
5.2

16 The Phantom 1996

The 21st successor to the role of Bengalla's resident superhero must travel to New York to prevent a rich madman from obtaining three magic skulls that would give him the secret to ultimate power.

Genres:

Adventure, Action

Director:

Simon Wincer

Writers:

Lee Falk (characters), Jeffrey Boam

Countries:

Australia, United States of America
4.9

17 Trancers 1984

Angel City trooper Jack Deth is sent back in time from 2247 to 1985 L.A. to inhabit the body of his ancestor. Deth's assignment is to find his archenemy, Whistler, who turns people into zombies, before the fiend is able to kill all the ancestors of the future's governing council.

Genres:

Horror, Science Fiction, Crime

Director:

Charles Band

Country:

United States of America
6

18 Wedlock 1991

A male prison escapee heads for his hidden loot, electronically attached to a female prisoner.

Genres:

Action, Science Fiction, Thriller

Director:

Lewis Teague

Country:

United States of America
5.9

19 Memoirs Of An Invisible Man 1992

After a freak accident, an invisible yuppie runs for his life from a treacherous CIA official while trying to cope with his new life.

Genres:

Comedy, Fantasy, Science Fiction

Director:

John Carpenter

Writers:

H.F. Saint (book), Robert Collector (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

Countries:

France, United States of America
6

20 Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins 1985

An officially "dead" cop is trained to become an extraordinary unique assassin in service of the US President.

Genres:

Comedy, Action, Adventure, Thriller

Director:

Guy Hamilton

Writers:

Richard Sapir (novel), Warren Murphy (novel) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
6.5

21 Still Crazy 1998

In the seventies Strange Fruit were it. They lived the rock lifestyle to the max, groupies, drugs, internal tension and an ex front man dead from an overdose. Even their demise was glamorous; when lightning struck the stage during an outdoor festival. 20 years on and these former rock gods they have now sunk deep into obscurity when the idea of a reunion tour is lodged in the head of Tony, former keyboard player of the Fruits. Tony sets out to find his former bandmates with the help of former manager Karen to see if they can recapture the magic and give themselves a second chance.

Genres:

Comedy, Music

Director:

Brian Gibson

Country:

United Kingdom
7.1

22 F/x 1986

A movies special effects man is hired by a government agency to help stage the assassination of a well known gangster. When the agency double cross him, he uses his special effects to trap the gangster and the corrupt agents.

Genres:

Crime, Thriller, Action

Director:

Robert Mandel

Country:

United States of America
6.7

23 Dick Tracy 1990

The comic strip detective finds his life vastly complicated when Breathless Mahoney makes advances towards him while he is trying to battle Big Boy Caprice's united mob.

Genres:

Adventure, Action, Comedy, Thriller, Crime

Director:

Warren Beatty

Writers:

Chester Gould (based on characters created by: for the Dick Tracy comic strip distributed by Tribune Media Services, Inc.), Jim Cash | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
6.1

24 The Stunt Man 1980

While on the run from the police, Steve Railsback hides in a group of moviemakers where he pretends to be a stunt man. Both aided and endangered by the director (Peter O'Toole) he avoids both the police and sudden death as a stuntman. The mixture of real danger and fantasy of the movie is an interesting twist for the viewer as the two blend in individual scenes.

Genres:

Action, Comedy, Drama, Thriller

Director:

Richard Rush

Writers:

Lawrence B. Marcus (screenplay), Richard Rush (adaptation) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7.1