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Chernobyl: Abyss(2021)

3.1/5 (with 171 votes)

The aftermath of a shocking explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power station made hundreds of people sacrifice their lives to clean up the site of the catastrophe and to successfully prevent an even bigger disaster that could have turned a large part of the European continent into an uninhabitable exclusion zone. This is their story.

Straight Outta Compton(2015)

R
| 2h 27min | Drama, Music, History
3.9/5 (with 1,545 votes)

In 1987, five young men, using brutally honest rhymes and hardcore beats, put their frustration and anger about life in the most dangerous place in America into the most powerful weapon they had: their music. Taking us back to where it all began, Straight Outta Compton tells the true story of how these cultural rebels—armed only with their lyrics, swagger, bravado and raw talent—stood up to the authorities that meant to keep them down and formed the world’s most dangerous group, N.W.A. And as they spoke the truth that no one had before and exposed life in the hood, their voice ignited a social revolution that is still reverberating today.

Insidious: Chapter 2(2013)

PG-13
| 1h 46min | Horror, Thriller
3.4/5 (with 1,657 votes)

The haunted Lambert family seeks to uncover the mysterious childhood secret that has left them dangerously connected to the spirit world.

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2(2013)

PG-13
| 1h 18min | Science Fiction, Action, Animation, Mystery
4.0/5 (with 563 votes)

Batman has stopped the reign of terror that The Mutants had cast upon his city. Now an old foe wants a reunion and the government wants The Man of Steel to put a stop to Batman.

Assassin's Creed(2016)

PG-13
| 1h 55min | Action, Adventure, Science Fiction
2.7/5 (with 3,388 votes)

Through unlocked genetic memories that allow him to relive the adventures of his ancestor in 15th century Spain, Callum Lynch discovers he's a descendant of the secret 'Assassins' society. After gaining incredible knowledge and skills, he is now poised to take on the oppressive Knights Templar in the present day.

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2(1986)

R
| 1h 41min | Comedy, Horror
2.8/5 (with 298 votes)

Chainsaw-wielding maniac Leatherface is up to his cannibalistic ways once again, along with the rest of his twisted clan, including the equally disturbed Chop-Top. This time, the masked killer has set his sights on pretty disc jockey Vanita "Stretch" Brock, who teams up with Texas lawman Lefty Enright to battle the psychopath and his family deep within their lair, a macabre abandoned amusement park.

American Made(2017)

R
| 1h 55min | Action, Crime, Comedy
3.4/5 (with 1,794 votes)

The true story of pilot Barry Seal, who transported contraband for the CIA and the Medellin cartel in the 1980s.

The Departed(2006)

R
| 2h 31min | Drama, Thriller, Crime
4.1/5 (with 6,068 votes)

To take down South Boston's Irish Mafia, the police send in one of their own to infiltrate the underworld, not realizing the syndicate has done likewise. While an undercover cop curries favor with the mob kingpin, a career criminal rises through the police ranks. But both sides soon discover there's a mole among them.

A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge(1985)

R
| 1h 27min | Horror
2.9/5 (with 647 votes)

A new family moves into the house on Elm Street, and before long, the kids are again having nightmares about deceased child murderer Freddy Krueger. This time, Freddy attempts to possess a teenage boy to cause havoc in the real world, and can only be overcome if the boy's sweetheart can master her fear.

GoldenEye(1995)

PG-13
| 2h 10min | Adventure, Action, Thriller
3.5/5 (with 1,542 votes)

When a powerful Russian satellite weapon is hijacked by a mysterious crime syndicate, it's up to James Bond, with the help of programmer Natalya Simonova, to find the culprits and save the world from disaster.

The Cokeville Miracle(2015)

PG-13
| 1h 34min | Mystery, Drama, History, Kids & Family, Thriller
3.5/5 (with 31 votes)

On May 9, 1986, a small ranching community in Wyoming experiences a divine intervention when a couple detonates a bomb inside a crowded classroom.

Directed by T. C. Christensen

Us(2019)

R
| 1h 56min | Horror, Thriller, Mystery
3.5/5 (with 2,794 votes)

Husband and wife Gabe and Adelaide Wilson take their kids to their beach house expecting to unplug and unwind with friends. But as night descends, their serenity turns to tension and chaos when some shocking visitors arrive uninvited.

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Lion(2016)

PG-13
| 1h 58min | Drama
4.1/5 (with 2,813 votes)

A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia; 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.

Directed by Garth Davis - With Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara, David Wenham, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Priyanka Bose, ...

The Butler(2013)

PG-13
| 2h 12min | Drama
3.7/5 (with 1,268 votes)

A look at the life of Cecil Gaines who served eight presidents as the White House's head butler from 1952 to 1986, and had a unique front-row seat as political and racial history was made.

Citizen X(1995)

R
| 1h 45min | Crime, Drama
3.7/5 (with 106 votes)

Based on the true story of a Russian serial killer who, over many years, claimed victim to over 50 people. His victims were mostly under the age of 17. In what was then a communists state, the police investigations were hampered by bureaucracy, incompetence and those in power. The story is told from the viewpoint of the detective in charge of the case.

Masters of the Universe(1987)

2.9/5 (with 328 votes)

The world of Eternia in the aftermath of Skeletor's war on Castle Grayskull, which he has won after seizing Grayskull and the surrounding city using a cosmic key developed by the locksmith Gwildor. The Sorceress is now Skeletor's prisoner and he begins to drain her life-force as he waits for the moon of Eternia to align with the Great Eye of the Universe that will bestow god-like power upon him.

The Final Girls(2015)

PG-13
| 1h 31min | Comedy, Horror
3.2/5 (with 496 votes)

A young woman grieving the loss of her mother, a famous scream queen from the 1980s, finds herself pulled into the world of her mom's most famous movie. Reunited, the women must fight off the film's maniacal killer.

Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd(2003)

PG-13
| 1h 25min | Comedy
2.1/5 (with 315 votes)

This wacky prequel to the 1994 blockbuster goes back to the lame-brained Harry and Lloyd's days as classmates at a Rhode Island high school, where the unprincipled principal puts the pair in remedial courses as part of a scheme to fleece the school.

Flight of the Navigator(1986)

3.5/5 (with 291 votes)

12-year-old David is accidentally knocked out in the forest near his home, but when he awakens eight years have passed. His family is overjoyed to have him back, but is just as perplexed as he is that he hasn't aged. When a NASA scientist discovers a UFO nearby, David gets the chance to unravel the mystery and recover the life he lost.

Hot Tub Time Machine(2010)

3.0/5 (with 997 votes)

A malfunctioning time machine at a ski resort takes a man back to 1986 with his two friends and nephew, where they must relive a fateful night and not change anything to make sure the nephew is born.

The Rage: Carrie 2(1999)

2.9/5 (with 150 votes)

After the suicide of her only friend, Rachel has never felt more on the outside. The one person who reached out to her, Jessie, also happens to be part of the popular crowd that lives to torment outsiders like her. But Rachel has something else that separates her from the rest, a secret amazing ability to move things with her mind. Sue Snell, the only survivor of Carrie White's rampage twenty-two years ago, may hold the key to helping Rachel come to terms with her awesome, but unwanted power. But as Rachel slowly learns to trust, a terrible trap is being laid for her. And making her angry could prove to be fatal.

Richard Jewell(2019)

R
| 2h 11min | Drama, History, Crime
3.8/5 (with 949 votes)

Richard Jewell thinks quick, works fast, and saves hundreds, perhaps thousands, of lives after a domestic terrorist plants several pipe bombs and they explode during a concert, only to be falsely suspected of the crime by sloppy FBI work and sensational media coverage.

The People vs. Larry Flynt(1996)

R
| 2h 10min | Drama
3.5/5 (with 418 votes)

Larry Flynt is the hedonistically obnoxious, but indomitable, publisher of Hustler magazine. The film recounts his struggle to make an honest living publishing his girlie magazine and how it changes into a battle to protect the freedom of speech for all people.

Jack(1996)

PG-13
| 1h 53min | Kids & Family, Comedy, Drama
3.2/5 (with 502 votes)

Jack Powell suffers from an affliction that makes him grow four times faster than normal, so the 10-year-old looks like a 40-year-old man. After years of being tutored at home, Jack convinces his overprotective parents to send him to public school. The children don't know what to make of Jack, but with the help of his fifth-grade teacher, he makes an effort to win them over.

Not Without My Daughter(1991)

PG-13
| 1h 56min | Drama, Thriller
3.3/5 (with 109 votes)

An American woman, trapped in Islamic Iran by her brutish husband, must find a way to escape with her daughter as well.

Malevolent(2018)

1h 29min | Horror
2.5/5 (with 143 votes)

A brother-sister team who fake paranormal encounters for cash get more than they bargained for when a job at a haunted estate turns very, very real.

Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home(1986)

PG
| 1h 59min | Science Fiction, Adventure
3.6/5 (with 546 votes)

It's the 23rd century, and a mysterious alien power is threatening Earth by evaporating the oceans and destroying the atmosphere. In a frantic attempt to save mankind, Kirk and his crew must time travel back to 1986 San Francisco where they find a world of punk, pizza and exact-change buses that are as alien as anything they've ever encountered in the far reaches of the galaxy. A thrilling, action-packed Star Trek adventure!

The Rocker(2008)

PG-13
| 1h 42min | Comedy, Music
3.0/5 (with 232 votes)

In the 1980s, a drummer is abandoned by his band just before they become rock superstars. Twenty years later, the drummer sees his second chance at stardom arise when he is asked to perform with his teenage nephew's high school rock band.

New Jack City(1991)

R
| 1h 37min | Thriller, Crime, Drama
3.3/5 (with 197 votes)

A gangster, Nino, is in the Cash Money Brothers, making a million dollars every week selling crack. A cop, Scotty, discovers that the only way to infiltrate the gang is to become a dealer himself.

The Son of No One(2011)

R
| 1h 30min | Drama, Thriller, Crime
2.6/5 (with 125 votes)

A rookie cop is assigned to the 118 Precinct in the same district where he grew up. The Precinct Captain starts receiving letters about two unsolved murders that happened many years ago in the housing projects when the rookie cop was just a kid. These letters bring back bad memories and old secrets that begin to threaten his career and break up his family.

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