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1.
(500) Days of Summer (2009)
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An offbeat romantic comedy about a woman who doesn't believe true love exists, and the young man who falls for her. (95 mins.)
Director: Marc Webb
 
2.
Adventureland (2009)
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In the summer of 1987, a college graduate takes a 'nowhere' job at his local amusement park, only to find it's the perfect course to get him prepared for the real world. (107 mins.)
Director: Greg Mottola
 
3.
All the Real Girls (2003)
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Small-town love story of a young man with a reputation for womanizing and his best friend's sister. (108 mins.)
 
4.
Away We Go (2009)
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A couple who is expecting their first child travel around the U.S. in order to find a perfect place to start their family. Along the way, they have misadventures and find fresh connections with an assortment of relatives and old friends who just might help them discover "home" on their own terms for the first time. (98 mins.)
Director: Sam Mendes
 
5.
Box Elder (2008)
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Box elder bugs are loud, scary looking, and dependent on group swarming. Yet, they're also completely harmless and extremely passive aggressive... (89 mins.)
Director: Todd Sklar
 
6.
Charlie Bartlett (2007)
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A rich kid becomes the self-appointed psychiatrist to the student body of his new high school. (97 mins.)
Director: Jon Poll
 
7.
The Deflowering of Eva van End (2012)
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The members of a dysfunctional family begin to reinvent themselves thanks to the exchange student who moves in with them. (98 mins.)
 
8.
Dear Lemon Lima (2009)
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Vanessa gets a dose of reality when Philip, her one true love, ends their relationship, again. The quirky teen enrolls in his school to win him back... (87 mins.)
Director: Suzi Yoonessi
 
9.
Eagle vs Shark (2007)
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Eagle vs Shark is the tale of two socially awkward misfits and the strange ways they try to find love; through revenge on high-school bullies, burgers, and video games. (88 mins.)
Director: Taika Waititi
 
10.
Elizabethtown (2005)
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During a hometown memorial for his Kentucky-born father, a young man begins an unexpected romance with a too-good-to-be-true stewardess. (123 mins.)
Director: Cameron Crowe
 
11.
The Exploding Girl (2009)
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On a summer break from college, a young epileptic woman struggles to balance her feelings for her fledgling boyfriend while her friend Al crashes with her for the season. (79 mins.)
 
12.
Frances Ha (2012)
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A story that follows as a New York woman (who doesn't really have an apartment) apprentices for a dance company (though she's not really a dancer) and throws herself headlong into her dreams, even as their possibility dwindles. (86 mins.)
Director: Noah Baumbach
 
13.
Funny Ha Ha (2002)
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Marnie just graduated from college, drinks likes she's still in school, and is looking for a temporary job but a permanent boyfriend... (85 mins.)
Director: Andrew Bujalski
 
14.
Garden State (2004)
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A quietly troubled young man returns home for his mother's funeral after being estranged from his family for a decade. (102 mins.)
Director: Zach Braff
 
15.
Goats (2012)
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As Ellis prepares to leave Tucson for his freshman year at an East Coast prep school, he also faces separating from his flaky, new age mother and the only real father he has ever known: Goat Man. (94 mins.)
 
16.
Ghost World (2001)
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With only the plan of moving in together after high school, two unusually devious friends seek direction in life. As a mere gag, they respond to a man's newspaper ad for a date, only to find it will greatly complicate their lives. (111 mins.)
Director: Terry Zwigoff
 
17.
Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench (2009)
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After connecting with the shy Madeline, a jazz trumpeter embarks on a quest for a more gregarious paramour, but through a series of twists and turns punctuated by an original score, the two lovers seem destined to be together. (82 mins.)
Director: Damien Chazelle
 
18.
Harold and Maude (1971)
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Young, rich, and obsessed with death, Harold finds himself changed forever when he meets lively septuagenarian Maude at a funeral. (91 mins.)
Director: Hal Ashby
 
19.
Harmony and Me (2009)
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A physical comedy about yearning (75 mins.)
Director: Bob Byington
 
20.
Hesher (2010)
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A young boy has lost his mother and is losing touch with his father and the world around him. Then he meets Hesher who manages to make his life even more chaotic. (106 mins.)
Director: Spencer Susser
 
21.
I've Heard the Mermaids Singing (1987)
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Scatterbrained Polly gets a job as a secretary in Gabrielle's art gallery. Polly aspires to be a professional photographer... (81 mins.)
Director: Patricia Rozema
 
22.
Igby Goes Down (2002)
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A young man's peculiar upbringing renders him unable to competently cope with the struggle of growing up. (98 mins.)
Director: Burr Steers
 
23.
The Incredible Jessica James (2017)
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An aspiring playwright in New York strikes up a friendship with a guy while on the rebound from a break-up. (85 mins.)
 
24.
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.)
 
25.
Jesus Henry Christ (2011)
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At the age of ten, Henry James Herman, a boy who was conceived in a petri-dish and raised by his feminist mother, follows a string of Post-It notes in hopes of finding his biological father. (92 mins.)
Director: Dennis Lee
 
26.
Juno (2007)
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Faced with an unplanned pregnancy, an offbeat young woman makes an unusual decision regarding her unborn child. (96 mins.)
Director: Jason Reitman
 
27.
Lars and the Real Girl (2007)
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A delusional young man strikes up an unconventional relationship with a doll he finds on the Internet. (106 mins.)
Director: Craig Gillespie
 
28.
LOL (2006)
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The relationships of three men are examined through their use of technology. (81 mins.)
Director: Joe Swanberg
 
29.
Me and You and Everyone We Know (2005)
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A lonely shoe salesman and an eccentric performance artist struggle to connect in this unique take on contemporary life. (91 mins.)
Director: Miranda July
 
30.
Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
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A pair of young lovers flee their New England town, which causes a local search party to fan out to find them. (94 mins.)
Director: Wes Anderson
 
31.
Mutual Appreciation (2005)
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Alan is a musician who leaves a busted-up band for New York, and a new musical voyage. He tries to stay focused and fends off all manner of distractions, including the attraction to his good friend's girlfriend. (109 mins.)
Director: Andrew Bujalski
 
32.
The Myth of the American Sleepover (2010)
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Four young people navigate the suburban wonderland of metro-Detroit looking for love and adventure on the last weekend of summer. (96 mins.)
 
33.
Napoleon Dynamite (2004)
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A listless and alienated teenager decides to help his new friend win the class presidency in their small western high school, while he must deal with his bizarre family life back home. (96 mins.)
Director: Jared Hess
 
34.
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
 
35.
Palo Alto (2013)
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The life and struggles of a group of adolescents living in Palo Alto. (100 mins.)
Director: Gia Coppola
 
36.
Paper Man (2009)
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A washed-up writer forms an unlikely friendship with a teenager from Long Island. (110 mins.)
 
37.
Pizza (2005)
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A pizza deliveryman develops a bond with a girl nearly half his age. (80 mins.)
 
38.
The Puffy Chair (2005)
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Josh Sagers drives cross-country on a mission to deliver his father's birthday gift - a giant purple LazyBoy. (85 mins.)
Director: Jay Duplass
 
39.
Red Flag (2012)
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A solipsistic filmmaker takes his independent film on tour. Hoping to escape the pain of his recent breakup... (85 mins.)
Director: Alex Karpovsky
 
40.
Restless (2011)
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The story of a terminally ill teenage girl who falls for a boy who likes to attend funerals and their encounters with the ghost of a Japanese kamikaze pilot from WWII. (91 mins.)
Director: Gus Van Sant
 
41.
Rich Kids (1979)
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Two 12-year-olds, the products of Upper West Side broken homes, struggle to make sense of their parents lives and their own adolescent feelings. (101 mins.)
Director: Robert M. Young
 
42.
Rid of Me (2011)
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A scathing black comedy of embarrassment, RID OF ME charts the emotional breakdown and rebirth of a woman ripe for self-discovery. (90 mins.)
Director: James Westby
 
43.
The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
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A clan's estranged patriarch loses his home and learns that his ex-wife plans to remarry. (110 mins.)
Director: Wes Anderson
 
44.
Rushmore (1998)
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The extracurricular king of Rushmore preparatory school is put on academic probation. (93 mins.)
Director: Wes Anderson
 
45.
Save the Date (2012)
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Sarah begins to confront her shortcomings after she rejects her boyfriend's hasty proposal and soon finds herself in a rebound romance. Meanwhile, her sister Beth is immersed in the details of her wedding. (97 mins.)
Director: Michael Mohan
 
46.
Sideways (2004)
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Two men reaching middle age with not much to show but disappointment embark on a week-long road trip through California's wine country, just as one is about to take a trip down the aisle. (126 mins.)
Director: Alexander Payne
 
47.
Slaves of New York (1989)
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Eleanor lives with the artist Stash. Just like his artist friends, he is completely unknown but is waiting for the big break... (124 mins.)
Director: James Ivory
 
48.
Sleepwalk with Me (2012)
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A burgeoning stand-up comedian struggles with the stress of a stalled career, a stale relationship, and the wild spurts of severe sleepwalking he is desperate to ignore. (81 mins.)
 
49.
Slums of Beverly Hills (1998)
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In 1976, a lower-middle-class teenager struggles to cope living with her neurotic family of nomads on the outskirts of Beverly Hills. (91 mins.)
Director: Tamara Jenkins
 
50.
Smart People (2008)
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Into the life of a widowed professor comes a new love and an unexpected visit from his adopted brother. (95 mins.)
Director: Noam Murro
 
51.
Sorry, Thanks (2009)
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Reeling from a brutal break-up, Kira sleeps with Max, a charming but disheveled wreck already committed to long-term girlfriend Sara... (93 mins.)
Director: Dia Sokol
 
52.
Spork (2010)
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A colorful and foul-mouthed feature musical comedy. A film about a frizzy-haired, pink-cheeked outcast... (86 mins.)
Director: J.B. Ghuman Jr.
 
53.
The Squid and the Whale (2005)
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Follows two young boys dealing with their parents' divorce in Brooklyn in the 1980s. (81 mins.)
Director: Noah Baumbach
 
54.
Struck by Lightning (2012)
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A high schooler recounts the way he blackmailed his fellow classmates into contributing to his literary magazine. (90 mins.)
Director: Brian Dannelly
 
55.
Submarine (2010)
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15-year-old Oliver Tate has two objectives: To lose his virginity before his next birthday, and to extinguish the flame between his mother and an ex-lover who has resurfaced in her life. (97 mins.)
Director: Richard Ayoade
 
56.
Tadpole (2000)
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Coming-of-age story about a 15-year-old boy, Oscar, who falls in love with his stepmother, Eve. (78 mins.)
Director: Gary Winick
 
57.
Terri (2011)
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The story of a large fifteen-year-old boy in a small town as he struggles to adjust to his difficult life. (105 mins.)
Director: Azazel Jacobs
 
58.
Thumbsucker (2005)
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Justin throws himself and everyone around him into chaos when he attempts to break free from his addiction to his thumb. (96 mins.)
Director: Mike Mills
 
59.
This Isn't Funny (2015)
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Meeting the right person at the wrong time can be the best thing that ever happened to you. (86 mins.)
Director: Paul Ashton
 
60.
Tiny Furniture (2010)
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About a recent college grad who returns home while she tries to figure out what to do with her life. (98 mins.)
Director: Lena Dunham
 
61.
Welcome to the Dollhouse (1995)
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An unattractive seventh grader struggles to cope with inattentive parents, snobbish classmates, a smart older brother, an attractive younger sister, and her own insecurities in suburban New Jersey. (88 mins.)
Director: Todd Solondz
 
62.
Year of the Carnivore (2009)
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A romantic comedy about a girl with an unrequited crush on a boy who thinks she's bad in bed, so she goes out to get more "experience". (88 mins.)
Director: Sook-Yin Lee
 
63.
Youth in Revolt (2009)
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While his trailer trash parents teeter on the edge of divorce, Nick Twisp sets his sights on dream girl Sheeni Saunders, hoping that she'll be the one to take away his virginity. (90 mins.)
Director: Miguel Arteta