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List of sci-fi movies, sorted by date - oldest first (all time)

A list of science-fiction movies.

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Barbarella
1

Barbarella

(1968)
Barbarella is a 1968 French-Italian science fiction film based on Jean-Claude Forest's French Barbarella comics. The film stars Jane Fonda in the title role and was directed by Roger Vadim, who was Fonda's husband at the time...
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5
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Planet of the Apes
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Planet of the Apes

(1968)
Planet of the Apes is a 1968 American science fiction film directed by Franklin J. Schaffner and starring Charlton Heston. Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter, Maurice Evans, James Whitmore, and James Daly have co-starring roles in the fil...
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9
from 1 vote
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2001: A Space Odyssey
3

2001: A Space Odyssey

(1968)
2001: A Space Odyssey is a 1968 science fiction film produced and directed by Stanley Kubrick. The screenplay, written by Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke, was partially inspired by Clarke's short story "The Sentinel". Clarke concurre...
9.5
9.5
from 8 votes
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Close Encounters of the Third Kind
4

Close Encounters of the Third Kind

(1977)
Close Encounters of the Third Kind is a 1977 American science fiction film, written and directed by Steven Spielberg and featuring Richard Dreyfuss, François Truffaut, Melinda Dillon, Teri Garr, Bob Balaban, and Cary Guffey. It te...
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8
from 1 vote
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Star Wars
5

Star Wars

(1977)
Star Wars (later retitled Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope) is a 1977 American epic space opera film written and directed by George Lucas. The first release in the Star Wars saga, it stars Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher...
9.6
9.6
from 5 votes
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Alien
6

Alien

(1979)
Alien is a 1979 science-fiction horror film directed by Ridley Scott, and starring Tom Skerritt, Sigourney Weaver, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton, John Hurt, Ian Holm and Yaphet Kotto. The film's title refers to a highly...
8.4
8.4
from 13 votes
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The Empire Strikes Back
7

The Empire Strikes Back

(1980)
The Empire Strikes Back (also known as Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back) is a 1980 American epic space opera film directed by Irvin Kershner. Leigh Brackett and Lawrence Kasdan wrote the screenplay, with George Lucas w...
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9
from 4 votes
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E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
8

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

(1982)
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (often referred to simply as E.T.) is a 1982 American science fiction-family film co-produced and directed by Steven Spielberg and written by Melissa Mathison, featuring special effects by Carlo Rambaldi...
7.3
7.3
from 6 votes
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Return of the Jedi
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Return of the Jedi

(1983)
Return of the Jedi (also known as Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi) is a 1983 American epic space opera film directed by Richard Marquand. The screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan and George Lucas was from a story by Lucas, who w...
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8
from 1 vote
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The Terminator
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The Terminator

(1984)
The Terminator is a 1984 American science fiction action film directed by James Cameron, written by Cameron and the film's producer Gale Anne Hurd, and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Michael Biehn and Linda Hamilton. It is the fi...
7.7
7.7
from 3 votes
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Dune
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Dune

(1984)
Dune is a 1984 American science fiction film written and directed by David Lynch, based on the 1965 Frank Herbert novel of the same name. The film stars Kyle MacLachlan as young nobleman Paul Atreides, and includes an ensemble of...
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6
from 1 vote
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Back to the Future
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Back to the Future

(1985)
Back to the Future is a 1985 American science-fiction adventure comedy film directed by Robert Zemeckis, written by Zemeckis and Bob Gale, produced by Gale and Neil Canton, and starring Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thomp...
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9
from 1 vote
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Aliens
13

Aliens

(1986)
Aliens is a 1986 American science-fiction action horror film written and directed by James Cameron, produced by his then-wife Gale Anne Hurd, and starring Sigourney Weaver, Carrie Henn, Michael Biehn, Paul Reiser, Lance Henriksen,...
7.3
7.3
from 4 votes
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Predator
14

Predator

(1987)
Predator is a 1987 American science fiction action film directed by John McTiernan and was distributed by 20th Century Fox. It stars Arnold Schwarzenegger as the leader of an elite special forces team, who are on a mission to resc...
8.3
8.3
from 6 votes
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Back to the Future Part II
15

Back to the Future Part II

(1989)
Back to the Future Part II is a 1989 American science-fiction adventure comedy film directed by Robert Zemeckis and written by Bob Gale. It is the sequel to the 1985 film Back to the Future and the second installment in the Back t...
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8
from 1 vote
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Predator 2
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Predator 2

(1990)
Predator 2 is a 1990 American science fiction action horror film written by Jim and John Thomas, directed by Stephen Hopkins, and starring Danny Glover and Kevin Peter Hall. The film is a sequel to 1987's Predator, with Kevin Pete...
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6
from 2 votes
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Back to the Future Part III
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Back to the Future Part III

(1990)
Back to the Future Part III is a 1990 American comic science fiction-Western film, and the third and final installment of the Back to the Future trilogy. The film was directed by Robert Zemeckis, and stars Michael J. Fox, Christop...
8
8
from 2 votes
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Terminator 2: Judgment Day
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Terminator 2: Judgment Day

(1991)
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (also referred to as simply Terminator 2 or T2) is a 1991 American science fiction film co-written, produced and directed by James Cameron. The film stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Robert Pa...
8.8
8.8
from 4 votes
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Stargate
19

Stargate

(1994)
Stargate (French: Stargate, la porte des étoiles) is a 1994 French-American adventure science fiction film released through Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) and Carolco Pictures. Created by Dean Devlin and Roland Emmerich, the film is th...
7
7
from 2 votes
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12 Monkeys
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12 Monkeys

(1995)
12 Monkeys, also known as Twelve Monkeys, is a 1995 American neo-noir science fiction film directed by Terry Gilliam, inspired by Chris Marker's 1962 short film La Jetée, and starring Bruce Willis, Madeleine Stowe, and Brad Pitt,...
8.3
8.3
from 4 votes
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Waterworld
21

Waterworld

(1995)
Waterworld is a 1995 American post-apocalyptic science fiction action film directed by Kevin Reynolds and co-written by Peter Rader and David Twohy. It was based on Rader's original 1986 screenplay and stars Kevin Costner, who als...
6.3
6.3
from 3 votes
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The Fifth Element
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The Fifth Element

(1997)
The Fifth Element (French: Le Cinquième Élément) is a 1997 English-language French science fiction action film directed and co-written by Luc Besson. It stars Bruce Willis, Gary Oldman and Milla Jovovich. Mostly set in the 23rd ce...
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9
from 1 vote
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The Truman Show
23

The Truman Show

(1998)
The Truman Show is a 1998 American science fiction comedy-drama film directed by Peter Weir and written by Andrew Niccol. The film stars Jim Carrey as Truman Burbank, Laura Linney, Noah Emmerich, Ed Harris and Natascha McElhone...
8.7
8.7
from 9 votes
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The Matrix
24

The Matrix

(1999)
The Matrix is a 1999 American science fiction action film written and directed by The Wachowskis, starring Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, and Joe Pantoliano. It depicts a dystopian future in whic...
8.4
8.4
from 10 votes
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Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
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Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace

(1999)
Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace is a 1999 American epic space opera film written and directed by George Lucas, produced by Lucasfilm and distributed by 20th Century Fox. It is the fourth installment in the Star Wars saga a...
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5
from 3 votes
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Pitch Black
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Pitch Black

(2000)
Pitch Black (titled The Chronicles of Riddick: Pitch Black on its DVD release) is a 2000 science fiction action/horror film co-written and directed by David Twohy. The film stars Vin Diesel, Radha Mitchell, Cole Hauser, and Keith...
6.5
6.5
from 2 votes
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K-PAX
27

K-PAX

(2001)
K-PAX is a 2001 American science fiction-mystery film directed by Iain Softley and starring Kevin Spacey, Jeff Bridges, Mary McCormack and Alfre Woodard. The screenplay, written by Gene Brewer and Charles Leavitt, is based on the...
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8
from 3 votes
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Metropolis
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Metropolis

(2001)
Metropolis (メトロポリス Metoroporisu) is a 2001 anime film loosely based on the 1949 Metropolis manga created by Osamu Tezuka, itself inspired by the 1927 German silent film of the same name, though the two do not share plot elements...
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7
from 1 vote
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A.I. Artificial Intelligence
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A.I. Artificial Intelligence

(2001)
A.I. Artificial Intelligence, also known as A.I., is a 2001 American science fiction film directed by Steven Spielberg. The screenplay by Spielberg and screen story by Ian Watson was based on the 1969 short story "Super-Toys Last...
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8
from 1 vote
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Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within
30

Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within

(2001)
Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within is a 2001 American computer-animated science fiction film directed by Hironobu Sakaguchi, creator of Final Fantasy (video game series). It was the first photorealistic computer-animated feature fi...
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6
from 1 vote
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Solaris
31

Solaris

(2002)
Solaris is a 2002 American science fiction drama film written and directed by Steven Soderbergh, produced by James Cameron and Jon Landau, and starring George Clooney and Natascha McElhone. It is based on the 1961 science fiction...
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8
from 1 vote
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Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones
32

Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones

(2002)
Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones is a 2002 American epic space opera film directed by George Lucas and written by Lucas and Jonathan Hales. It is the second installment of the Star Wars prequel trilogy, and stars Ewan Mc...
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7
from 1 vote
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Scary Movie 3
33

Scary Movie 3

(2003)
Scary Movie 3 is a 2003 American science fiction horror comedy film, which parodies the horror, sci-fi, and mystery genres, as well as the third film of the Scary Movie franchise, and the first to be directed by David Zucker. The...
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9
from 1 vote
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Doom
34

Doom

(2005)
Doom is a 2005 science fiction action film directed by Andrzej Bartkowiak. It is loosely based on the video game series of the same name created by Id Software. The film follows a group of Marines in a Research Facility on Mars –...
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6
from 1 vote
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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
35

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

(2005)
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is a 2005 comic science fiction film directed by Garth Jennings, based upon previous works in the media franchise of the same name, created by Douglas Adams. It stars Martin Freeman, Sam Rockwe...
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7
from 1 vote
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Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
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Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

(2005)
Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith is a 2005 American epic space opera[discuss] film written and directed by George Lucas. It is the third and final installment of the Star Wars prequel trilogy and stars Ewan McGregor, Nat...
6.7
6.7
from 6 votes
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The Island
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The Island

(2005)
The Island is a 2005 American science fiction action thriller film Drama Film directed by Michael Bay, starring Ewan McGregor and Scarlett Johansson. It was released on July 22, 2005, in the United States and was nominated for thr...
6.7
6.7
from 3 votes
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A Scanner Darkly
38

A Scanner Darkly

(2006)
A Scanner Darkly is a 2006 American adult animated science fiction thriller film directed by Richard Linklater based on the novel of the same name by Philip K. Dick. The film tells the story of identity and deception in a near-fut...
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7
from 1 vote
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I am Legend
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I am Legend

(2007)
I Am Legend is a 2007 American post-apocalyptic science fiction film directed by Francis Lawrence and starring Will Smith, who plays US Army virologist Robert Neville. The story is set in New York City after a virus has wiped out...
6.7
6.7
from 3 votes
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Wall-E
40

Wall-E

(2008)
WALL-E (stylized with an interpunct as WALL·E) is a 2008 American computer-animated science-fiction comedy film produced by Pixar and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed by Andrew Stanton, the story follows a robot named WA...
8.7
8.7
from 6 votes
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Moon
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Moon

(2009)
Moon is a 2009 British science fiction drama film co-written and directed by Duncan Jones. The film follows Sam Bell (Sam Rockwell), a man who experiences a personal crisis as he nears the end of a three-year solitary stint mining...
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9
from 2 votes
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Avatar
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Avatar

(2009)
Avatar (James Cameron's Avatar) is a 2009 American epic science fiction film directed, written, produced, and co-edited by James Cameron, and starring Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Stephen Lang, Michelle Rodriguez, and Sigourney W...
6.6
6.6
from 13 votes
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District 9
43

District 9

(2009)
District 9 is a 2009 science fiction thriller film directed by Neill Blomkamp, written by Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell, and produced by Peter Jackson and Carolynne Cunningham. The film stars Sharlto Copley, Jason Cope, and David Ja...
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8
from 1 vote
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Mr. Nobody
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Mr. Nobody

(2009)
Mr. Nobody is a 2009 science fiction drama film. It was written and directed by Jaco Van Dormael, produced by Philippe Godeau, and starred Jared Leto, Sarah Polley, Diane Kruger, Linh Dan Pham, Rhys Ifans, Natasha Little, Toby Reg...
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10
from 1 vote
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Inception
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Inception

(2010)
Inception is a 2010 science fiction heist thriller film written, produced, and directed by Christopher Nolan. The film stars a large ensemble cast that includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Ellen Page, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard...
8.4
8.4
from 19 votes
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Prometheus
46

Prometheus

(2012)
Prometheus is a 2012 science fiction film directed by Ridley Scott, written by Jon Spaihts and Damon Lindelof, and starring Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Guy Pearce, Idris Elba, Logan Marshall-Green, and Charlize Theron. It is...
6.5
6.5
from 4 votes
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Gravity
47

Gravity

(2013)
Gravity is a 2013 science fiction thriller film directed, co-written, and produced by Alfonso Cuarón. It stars Sandra Bullock and George Clooney.
7.1
7.1
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Oblivion
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Oblivion

(2013)
Oblivion is a 2013 post-apocalyptic science fiction film based on Joseph Kosinski's unpublished graphic novel of the same name. The film was co-written, produced and directed by Kosinski. It stars Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Andre...
7.5
7.5
from 2 votes
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Elysium
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Elysium

(2013)
Elysium is a 2013 American science fiction action thriller film written and directed by Neill Blomkamp. It stars Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Alice Braga and Sharlto Copley. The film takes place on both a ravaged Earth, and a luxurio...
6.3
6.3
from 4 votes
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Interstellar
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Interstellar

(2014)
Interstellar is a 2014 epic science fiction film directed by Christopher Nolan, starring Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain and Michael Caine. The film features a crew of astronauts who travel through a wormhole...
8.4
8.4
from 36 votes
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