movies that are pretty darn good

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1.
The Art of Getting By (2011)
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George, a lonely and fatalistic teen who has made it all the way to his senior year without ever having done a real day of work, is befriended by Sally, a popular but complicated girl who recognizes in him a kindred spirit. (83 mins.)
Director: Gavin Wiesen
 
2.
Just Friends (2005)
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While visiting his hometown during Christmas, a man comes face-to-face with his old high school crush whom he was best friends with -- a woman whose rejection of him turned him into a ferocious womanizer. (96 mins.)
Director: Roger Kumble
 
3.
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
 
4.
Vamps (2012)
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Two female vampires in modern-day New York City are faced with daunting romantic possibilities. (92 mins.)
Director: Amy Heckerling
 
5.
The Truman Show (1998)
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An insurance salesman/adjuster discovers his entire life is actually a television show. (103 mins.)
Director: Peter Weir
 
6.
Mean Girls (2004)
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Cady Heron is a hit with The Plastics, the A-list girl clique at her new school, until she makes the mistake of falling for Aaron Samuels, the ex-boyfriend of alpha Plastic Regina George. (97 mins.)
Director: Mark Waters
 
7.
Mean Girls 2 (2011 TV Movie)
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The Plastics are back in the long-awaited follow-up to the smash hit Mean Girls - and now the clique is more fashionable, funny, and ferocious than ever. (96 mins.)
Director: Melanie Mayron
 
8.
10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
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A pretty, popular teenager can't go out on a date until her ill-tempered older sister does. (97 mins.)
Director: Gil Junger
 
9.
Without a Paddle (2004)
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After their friend dies, three men decide to fulfill their childhood dream by going on a camping expedition for the lost D. B. Cooper bounty, with calamitous results. (95 mins.)
Director: Steven Brill
 
10.
Little Women (1994)
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The March sisters live and grow in post-Civil War America. (115 mins.)
 
11.
Whatever It Takes (2000)
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A modern-day remake of the Cyrano DeBergerac tale. (94 mins.)
Director: David Raynr
 
12.
Emma (1996 TV Movie)
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While matchmaking for friends and neighbors, a young 19th-century Englishwoman nearly misses her own chance at love. (107 mins.)
 
13.
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012)
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Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, discovers vampires are planning to take over the United States. He makes it his mission to eliminate them. (105 mins.)
 
14.
A Knight's Tale (2001)
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After his master dies, a peasant squire, fueled by his desire for food and glory, creates a new identity for himself as a knight. (132 mins.)
Director: Brian Helgeland
 
15.
Underworld (2003)
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Selene, a vampire warrior, is entrenched in a conflict between vampires and werewolves, while falling in love with Michael, a human who is sought by werewolves for unknown reasons. (121 mins.)
Director: Len Wiseman
 
16.
Underworld: Evolution (2006)
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Picking up directly from the previous film, vampire warrior Selene and the half werewolf Michael hunt for clues to reveal the history of their races and the war between them. (106 mins.)
Director: Len Wiseman
 
17.
Underworld Awakening (2012)
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When human forces discover the existence of the Vampire and Lycan clans, a war to eradicate both species commences. The vampire warrior Selene leads the battle against humankind. (88 mins.)
Director: Mårlind, Stein
 
18.
Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (2009)
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An origins story centered on the centuries-old feud between the race of aristocratic vampires and their onetime slaves, the Lycans. (92 mins.)
 
19.
Loser (2000)
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A college student, branded a loser by his roommates and booted from the dorm, falls in love with a coed who has eyes for their condescending professor. (98 mins.)
Director: Amy Heckerling
 
20.
Tristan + Isolde (2006)
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An affair between the second in line to Britain's throne and the princess of the feuding Irish spells doom for the young lovers. (125 mins.)
Director: Kevin Reynolds
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21.
The Cutting Edge (1992)
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A temperamental figure skater and a former hockey player try to win Olympic gold as a figure skating pairs team. (101 mins.)
Director: Paul M. Glaser
 
22.
Blast from the Past (1999)
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A naive man comes out into the world after spending 35 years in a nuclear fallout shelter. (112 mins.)
Director: Hugh Wilson
 
23.
The Cutting Edge: Going for the Gold (2006 Video)
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Jackie Dorsey is the daughter of 1992 Winter Olympics Gold medalists Kate Moseley and Doug Dorsey. She grows up with ambitions of winning her own Olympic gold but that ambition seems to come to an end when she has a career threatening injury. Enter Alex Harrison as her new pairs skate partner and a new chance at Olympic Gold. But can they set aside their stubbornness long enough to actually win the game? (98 mins.)
Director: Sean McNamara
 
24.
Never Been Kissed (1999)
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A newspaper reporter enrolls in high school as part of research for a story. (107 mins.)
Director: Raja Gosnell
 
25.
Center Stage (2000)
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A group of 12 teenagers from various backgrounds enroll at the American Ballet Academy in New York to make it as ballet dancers and each one deals with the problems and stress of training and getting ahead in the world of dance. (115 mins.)
Director: Nicholas Hytner
 
26.
Can't Buy Me Love (1987)
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A nerdy outcast secretly pays the most popular girl in school one thousand dollars to be his girlfriend. (94 mins.)
Director: Steve Rash
 
27.
The Cutting Edge 3: Chasing the Dream (2008 TV Movie)
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Rich, handsome, courteous Seattle golden boy Zack Conroy's figure skating partner Celeste Mercier is disabled for months in a training accident... (90 mins.)
Director: Stuart Gillard
 
28.
The Cutting Edge: Fire & Ice (2010 TV Movie)
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In "The Cutting Edge: Fire & Ice," Francia Raisa reprises her role as Alexandra "Alex" Delgado in film franchise... (90 mins.)
Director: Stephen Herek
 
29.
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
 
30.
The Yellow Handkerchief (2008)
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A road trip through Louisiana transforms three strangers who were originally brought together by their respective feelings of loneliness. (102 mins.)
Director: Udayan Prasad
 
31.
Say Anything... (1989)
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A noble underachiever and a beautiful valedictorian fall in love the summer before she goes off to college. (100 mins.)
Director: Cameron Crowe
 
32.
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.)
 
33.
Two Weeks Notice (2002)
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A lawyer decides that she's used too much like a nanny by her boss, so she walks out on him. (101 mins.)
Director: Marc Lawrence
 
34.
Titanic (1997)
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A seventeen-year-old aristocrat falls in love with a kind but poor artist aboard the luxurious, ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic. (194 mins.)
Director: James Cameron
 
35.
Jumanji (1995)
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When two kids find and play a magical board game, they release a man trapped for decades in it and a host of dangers that can only be stopped by finishing the game. (104 mins.)
Director: Joe Johnston
 
36.
The Sandlot (1993)
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In the summer of 1962, a new kid in town is taken under the wing of a young baseball prodigy and his rowdy team, resulting in many adventures. (101 mins.)
 
37.
Gracie (2007)
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A teenager faces an uphill battle when she fights to give women the opportunity to play competitive soccer. (95 mins.)
 
38.
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
 
39.
Wish Upon a Star (1996 TV Movie)
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A younger sister wishes to switch places with her popular older sister and the two bickering siblings awaken to find the wish has come true. (90 mins.)
Director: Blair Treu
 
40.
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
 
41.
The Brothers Grimm (2005)
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Will and Jake Grimm are traveling con-artists who encounter a genuine fairy-tale curse which requires true courage instead of their usual bogus exorcisms. (118 mins.)
Director: Terry Gilliam