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1.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)
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Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. (152 mins.)
Director: Chris Columbus
“ Also:
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)
Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix (2007)
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011) ” - neverfree
 
2.
Twilight (2008)
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A teenage girl risks everything when she falls in love with a vampire. (122 mins.)
“ Also:
The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009)
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010)
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 (2011)
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 (2012) ” - neverfree
 
3.
The Hunger Games (2012)
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Katniss Everdeen voluntarily takes her younger sister's place in the Hunger Games, a televised competition in which two teenagers from each of the twelve Districts of Panem are chosen at random to fight to the death. (142 mins.)
Director: Gary Ross
“ Also:
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014)
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015) ” - neverfree
 
4.
I Am Number Four (2011)
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Aliens and their Guardians are hiding on Earth from intergalactic bounty hunters. They can only be killed in numerical order, and Number Four is next on the list. This is his story. (109 mins.)
Director: D.J. Caruso
 
5.
Beastly (2011)
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A modern-day take on the "Beauty and the Beast" tale where a New York teen is transformed into a hideous monster in order to find true love. (86 mins.)
Director: Daniel Barnz
 
6.
Blood and Chocolate (2007)
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A young teenage werewolf (Bruckner) is torn between honoring her family's secret and her love for a man (Dancy). (98 mins.)
 
7.
City of Ember (2008)
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For generations, the people of the City of Ember have flourished in an amazing world of glittering lights. But Ember's once powerful generator is failing ... and the great lamps that illuminate the city are starting to flicker. (90 mins.)
Director: Gil Kenan
 
8.
Tomorrow, When the War Began (2010)
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When their country is invaded and their families are taken, eight unlikely high school teenagers band together to fight. (103 mins.)
Director: Stuart Beattie
 
9.
Tuck Everlasting (2002)
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A young woman meets and falls in love with a young man who is part of a family of immortals. (90 mins.)
Director: Jay Russell
 
10.
Earthsea (2004 Mini-Series)
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A reckless youth is destined to become the greatest sorcerer that the mystical land of Earthsea has ever known... (90 mins.)
 
11.
Eragon (2006)
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In his homeland of Alagaesia, a farm boy happens upon a dragon's egg -- a discovery that leads him on a predestined journey where he realizes he's the one person who can defend his home against an evil king. (104 mins.)
 
12.
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)
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Four kids travel through a wardrobe to the land of Narnia and learn of their destiny to free it with the guidance of a mystical lion. (143 mins.)
Director: Andrew Adamson
“ Also:
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008)
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010) ” - neverfree
 
13.
The Golden Compass (2007)
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In a parallel universe, young Lyra Belacqua journeys to the far North to save her best friend and other kidnapped children from terrible experiments by a mysterious organization. (113 mins.)
Director: Chris Weitz
 
14.
Looking for Alibrandi (2000)
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A teenage Australian girl deals with the traumas of everyday life. These include her difficult relationship with her single mother... (103 mins.)
Director: Kate Woods
 
15.
How to Deal (2003)
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A teenager (Moore), disillusioned by too many examples of love gone wrong, refuses to believe that true love exists. Then this new guy (Ford) comes along... (101 mins.)
Director: Clare Kilner
 
16.
Speak (2004)
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After a blurred trauma over the summer, Melinda enters high school a selective mute. Struggling with school, friends, and family, she tells the dark tale of her experiences, and why she has chosen not to speak. (89 mins.)
Director: Jessica Sharzer
 
17.
Avalon High (2010 TV Movie)
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A teenage girl moves to a new high school where she slowly discovers herself involved in the reincarnation of King Arthur. (90 mins.)
Director: Stuart Gillard
 
18.
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005)
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Four best girlfriends hatch a plan to stay connected with one another as their lives start off in different directions: they pass around a pair of secondhand jeans that fits each of their bodies perfectly. (119 mins.)
Director: Ken Kwapis
“ Also:
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 (2008) ” - neverfree
 
19.
Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist (2008)
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High school student Nick O'Leary, member of the Queercore band The Jerk Offs, meets college-bound Norah Silverberg when she asks him to be her boyfriend for five minutes. (90 mins.)
Director: Peter Sollett
 
20.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
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An introvert freshman is taken under the wings of two seniors who welcome him to the real world. (102 mins.)
Director: Stephen Chbosky
 
21.
Tiger Eyes (2012)
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After Davey's father is killed in a hold-up, she and her mother and younger brother visit relatives in New Mexico. Here Davey is befriended by a young man who helps her find the strength to carry on and conquer her fears. (92 mins.)
Director: Lawrence Blume
 
22.
Warm Bodies (2013)
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After a highly unusual zombie saves a still-living girl from an attack, the two form a relationship that sets in motion events that might transform the entire lifeless world. (98 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Levine
 
23.
Beautiful Creatures (2013)
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Ethan longs to escape his small Southern town. He meets a mysterious new girl, Lena. Together, they uncover dark secrets about their respective families, their history and their town. (124 mins.)
 
24.
The Host (2013)
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When an unseen enemy threatens mankind by taking over their bodies and erasing their memories, Melanie will risk everything to protect the people she cares most about, proving that love can conquer all in a dangerous new world. (125 mins.)
Director: Andrew Niccol
 
25.
Ender's Game (2013)
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Young Ender Wiggin is recruited by the International Military to lead the fight against the Formics, a genocidal alien race which nearly annihilated the human race in a previous invasion. (114 mins.)
Director: Gavin Hood
 
26.
Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010)
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A teenager discovers he's the descendant of a Greek god and sets out on an adventure to settle an on-going battle between the gods. (118 mins.)
Director: Chris Columbus
“ Also:
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013) ” - neverfree
 
27.
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (2013)
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When her mother disappears, Clary Fray learns that she descends from a line of warriors who protect our world from demons. She joins forces with others like her and heads into a dangerous alternate New York called the Shadow World. (130 mins.)
Director: Harald Zwart
 
28.
How I Live Now (2013)
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An American girl, sent to the English countryside to stay with relatives, finds love and purpose while fighting for her survival as war envelops the world around her. (101 mins.)
Director: Kevin Macdonald
 
29.
The Book Thief (2013)
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While subjected to the horrors of World War II Germany, young Liesel finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others. In the basement of her home, a Jewish refugee is being protected by her adoptive parents. (131 mins.)
Director: Brian Percival
 
30.
Now Is Good (2012)
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A girl dying of leukemia compiles a list of things she'd like to do before passing away. Topping the list is her desire to lose her virginity. (103 mins.)
Director: Ol Parker
 
31.
The Fault in Our Stars (2014)
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Two teenage cancer patients begin a life-affirming journey to visit a reclusive author in Amsterdam. (126 mins.)
Director: Josh Boone
 
32.
If I Stay (2014)
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Life changes in an instant for young Mia Hall after a car accident puts her in a coma. During an out-of-body experience, she must decide whether to wake up and live a life far different than she had imagined. The choice is hers if she can go on. (107 mins.)
Director: R.J. Cutler
 
33.
Vampire Academy (2014)
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Rose Hathaway is a Dhampir, half human-half vampire, a guardian of the Moroi, peaceful, mortal vampires living discreetly within our world. Her calling is to protect the Moroi from bloodthirsty, immortal Vampires, the Strigoi. (104 mins.)
Director: Mark Waters
 
34.
Odd Thomas (2013)
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In a California desert town, a short-order cook with clairvoyant abilities encounters a mysterious man with a link to dark, threatening forces. (97 mins.)
Director: Stephen Sommers
 
35.
The Giver (2014)
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In a seemingly perfect community, without war, pain, suffering, differences or choice, a young boy is chosen to learn from an elderly man about the true pain and pleasure of the "real" world. (97 mins.)
Director: Phillip Noyce
 
36.
Divergent (2014)
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In a world divided by factions based on virtues, Tris learns she's Divergent and won't fit in. When she discovers a plot to destroy Divergents, Tris and the mysterious Four must find out what makes Divergents dangerous before it's too late. (139 mins.)
Director: Neil Burger
“ Also:
Insurgent (2015)
Allegiant (2016)
Ascendant (2017) ” - neverfree
 
37.
The Maze Runner (2014)
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Thomas is deposited in a community of boys after his memory is erased, soon learning they're all trapped in a maze that will require him to join forces with fellow "runners" for a shot at escape. (113 mins.)
Director: Wes Ball
“ Also:
Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015)
The Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2017) ” - neverfree
 
38.
Seventh Son (2014)
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When Mother Malkin, the queen of evil witches, escapes the pit she was imprisoned in by professional monster hunter Spook decades ago and kills his apprentice, he recruits young Tom, the seventh son of the seventh son, to help him. (102 mins.)
Director: Sergei Bodrov
 
39.
The DUFF (2015)
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A high school senior instigates a social pecking order revolution after finding out that she has been labeled the DUFF - Designated Ugly Fat Friend - by her prettier, more popular counterparts. (101 mins.)
Director: Ari Sandel
 
40.
Fallen (2016)
A young girl finds herself in a reform school after therapy since she was blamed for the death of a young boy. At the school she finds herself drawn to a fellow student, unaware that he is an angel, and has loved her for thousands of years.
Director: Scott Hicks
 
41.
Significance (2016 TV Movie)
After Maggie Masters saves Caleb Jacobson from a near death experience, strange things began happening to her. A world beyond human knowledge emerges, once you meet your Significant. (116 mins.)
Director: Emily Sky
 
42.
Paper Towns (2015)
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After an all night adventure, Quentin's life-long crush, Margo, disappears, leaving behind clues that Quentin and his friends follow on the journey of a lifetime. (109 mins.)
Director: Jake Schreier
 
43.
The 5th Wave (2016)
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Four waves of increasingly deadly alien attacks have left most of Earth decimated. Cassie is on the run, desperately trying to save her younger brother. (112 mins.)
Director: J Blakeson
 
44.
Before I Fall (2016)
February 12 is just another day in Sam's charmed life until it turns out to be her last. Stuck reliving her last day over one inexplicable week, Sam untangles the mystery around her death and discovers everything she's in danger of losing.
Director: Ry Russo-Young
 
45.
Outlander (2014 TV Series)
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Follows the story of Claire Randall, a married combat nurse from 1945 who is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743... (64 mins.)
“ Fantasy/Time Travel, not Young Adult ” - neverfree
 
46.
The Shannara Chronicles (2016 TV Series)
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Series of adventures, war, and evil that occur throughout the history of the Four Lands. (42 mins.)
“ Fantasy, not Young Adult ” - neverfree
 
47.
Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments (2016 TV Series)
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After her mother is kidnapped, Clary must venture into the dark world of demon hunting. (42 mins.)
 
48.
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015)
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High schooler Greg, who spends most of his time making parodies of classic movies with his co-worker Earl, finds his outlook forever altered after befriending a classmate who has just been diagnosed with cancer. (105 mins.)
 
49.
A Walk to Remember (2002)
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The story of two North Carolina teens, Landon Carter and Jamie Sullivan, who are thrown together after Landon gets into trouble and is made to do community service. (101 mins.)
Director: Adam Shankman
“ Okay, so it's based on a Nicholas Sparks book, but the story is technically YA ” - neverfree
 
50.
The Princess Diaries (2001)
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Mia Thermopolis has just found out that she is the heir apparent to the throne of Genovia. With her friends Lilly and Michael Moscovitz in tow, she tries to navigate through the rest of her 16th year. (111 mins.)
Director: Garry Marshall
“ Also:
The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (2004) ” - neverfree
 
51.
A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)
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When a massive fire kills their parents, three children are delivered to the custody of cousin and stage actor Count Olaf, who is secretly plotting to steal their parents' vast fortune. (108 mins.)
Director: Brad Silberling
 
52.
Inkheart (2008)
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A young girl discovers her father has an amazing talent to bring characters out of their books and must try to stop a freed villain from destroying them all, with the help of her father, her aunt, and a storybook's hero. (106 mins.)
Director: Iain Softley
 
53.
Holes (2003)
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A wrongfully convicted boy is sent to a brutal desert detention camp where he joins the job of digging holes for some mysterious reason. (117 mins.)
Director: Andrew Davis
 
54.
Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker (2006)
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After the death of his uncle, the 14-year-old schoolboy Alex Rider is forced by the Special OperationsDivision of Britain's secret intelligence service, MI6, for a mission which will save millions of lives. (93 mins.)
Director: Geoffrey Sax
 
55.
The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008)
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Upon moving into the run-down Spiderwick Estate with their mother, twin brothers Jared and Simon Grace, along with their sister Mallory, find themselves pulled into an alternate world full of faeries and other creatures. (96 mins.)
Director: Mark Waters
 
56.
The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising (2007)
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A boy's life is turned upside down when he learns that he is the last of a group of immortal warriors who have dedicated their lives to fighting the forces of the dark. (99 mins.)
 
57.
Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant (2009)
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Teenager, Darren Shan, meets a mysterious man at a freak show who turns out to be a Vampire. After a series of events Darren must leave his normal life and go on the road with the Cirque Du Freak and become a Vampire. (109 mins.)
Director: Paul Weitz
 
58.
Bridge to Terabithia (2007)
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A preteen's life turns upside down when he befriends the new girl in school and they imagine a whole new fantasy world to escape reality. (96 mins.)
Director: Gabor Csupo
 
59.
The Princess Bride (1987)
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While home sick in bed, a young boy's grandfather reads him a story called The Princess Bride. (98 mins.)
Director: Rob Reiner
 
60.
The Little Princess (1939)
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A little girl is left by her father in an exclusive seminary for girls, due to her father having to go to Africa with the army. (93 mins.)
Director: Walter Lang
 
61.
Hugo (2011)
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Set in 1930s Paris, an orphan who lives in the walls of a train station is wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and an automaton. (126 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
 
62.
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016)
When Jacob discovers clues to a mystery that spans different worlds and times, he finds Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. But the mystery and danger deepen as he gets to know the residents and learns about their special powers.
Director: Tim Burton
 
63.
The Lovely Bones (2009)
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Centers on a young girl who has been murdered and watches over her family - and her killer - from purgatory. She must weigh her desire for vengeance against her desire for her family to heal. (135 mins.)
Director: Peter Jackson
 
64.
My Sister's Keeper (2009)
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Anna Fitzgerald looks to earn medical emancipation from her parents who until now have relied on their youngest child to help their leukemia-stricken daughter Kate remain alive. (109 mins.)
Director: Nick Cassavetes
 
65.
The Spectacular Now (2013)
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A hard-partying high school senior's philosophy on life changes when he meets the not-so-typical "nice girl." (95 mins.)
Director: James Ponsoldt
 
66.
Looking for Alaska (2017)
A new arrival at a boarding school falls in love with a beguiling female student.
Director: Rebecca Thomas
 
67.
Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen (2004)
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A teenage girl is convinced that her home city revolves around her until her family packs up and moves to the suburbs, where she finds herself competing for attention. (89 mins.)
Director: Sara Sugarman
 
68.
Ready Player One (2018)
When the creator of a popular video game system dies, a virtual contest is created to compete for his billions. And contest users are willing to kill to win.
 
69.
The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight (????)
A teenage girl misses her flight at JFK Airport and meets a young British guy who may turn out to be her true love.
 
70.
Break My Heart 1000 Times (2017)
Set nine years after an apocalyptic event that killed millions and left the world inhabited by ghosts.
Director: Scott Speer
 
71.
It's Kind of a Funny Story (2010)
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A clinically depressed teenager gets a new start after he checks himself into an adult psychiatric ward. (101 mins.)
 
72.
Freaky Friday (2003)
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An overworked mother and her daughter do not get along. When they switch bodies, each is forced to adapt to the other's life for one freaky Friday. (97 mins.)
Director: Mark Waters
 
73.
Stardust (2007)
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In a countryside town bordering on a magical land, a young man makes a promise to his beloved that he'll retrieve a fallen star by venturing into the magical realm. (127 mins.)
Director: Matthew Vaughn
 
74.
Thirteen Reasons Why (2016 TV Series)
A teenage girl commits suicide, but before doing it she records her suicide note on cassette tapes, and then sends the tapes to 13 people who she deemed responsible for her death.