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1. Tomorrowland (2015)

PG | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Family

6.5
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60 Metascore

Bound by a shared destiny, a teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor embark on a mission to unearth the secrets of a place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory.

Director: Brad Bird | Stars: George Clooney, Britt Robertson, Hugh Laurie, Raffey Cassidy

Votes: 134,187 | Gross: $93.42M

2. Matilda (1996)

PG | 102 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.8
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Story of a wonderful little girl, who happens to be a genius, and her wonderful teacher vs. the worst parents ever and the worst school principal imaginable.

Director: Danny DeVito | Stars: Danny DeVito, Rhea Perlman, Mara Wilson, Embeth Davidtz

Votes: 90,622 | Gross: $33.08M

3. Ender's Game (2013)

PG-13 | 114 min | Action, Sci-Fi

6.7
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51 Metascore

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.

Director: Gavin Hood | Stars: Harrison Ford, Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld, Abigail Breslin

Votes: 188,592 | Gross: $61.66M

4. Fantastic Four (2015)

PG-13 | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

4.3
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27 Metascore

Four young outsiders teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe which alters their physical form in shocking ways. The four must learn to harness their new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy.

Director: Josh Trank | Stars: Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Bell

Votes: 115,719 | Gross: $56.11M

5. Iron Man Three (2013)

PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.2
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62 Metascore

When Tony Stark's world is torn apart by a formidable terrorist called the Mandarin, he starts an odyssey of rebuilding and retribution.

Director: Shane Black | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Guy Pearce, Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle

Votes: 569,779 | Gross: $408.99M

6. The Girl Next Door (2004)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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47 Metascore

A teenager's dreams come true when a former porn star moves in next door and they fall in love.

Director: Luke Greenfield | Stars: Emile Hirsch, Nicholas Downs, Elisha Cuthbert, Timothy Olyphant

Votes: 173,604 | Gross: $14.59M

7. August Rush (2007)

PG | 114 min | Drama, Music

7.5
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38 Metascore

A drama with fairy tale elements, where an orphaned musical prodigy uses his gift as a clue to finding his birth parents.

Director: Kirsten Sheridan | Stars: Freddie Highmore, Keri Russell, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Terrence Howard

Votes: 88,739 | Gross: $31.66M

8. Hotel for Dogs (2009)

PG | 100 min | Comedy, Family

5.4
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51 Metascore

Two kids secretly take in stray dogs at a vacant hotel.

Director: Thor Freudenthal | Stars: Emma Roberts, Jake T. Austin, Lisa Kudrow, Don Cheadle

Votes: 16,686 | Gross: $73.02M

9. The Pretender (1996–2000)

60 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Mystery

7.5
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A specially gifted man, with the ability to instantly master any skill, escapes from a secret agency and travels the country taking on a different jobs and helping strangers.

Stars: Michael T. Weiss, Andrea Parker, Patrick Bauchau, Jon Gries

Votes: 12,820

10. Like Sunday, Like Rain (2014)

R | 104 min | Drama, Music

6.9
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43 Metascore

Surrounded by wealth and living with abundant resources in Manhattan, 12-year-old cello prodigy Reggie, lives a solitary life lacking only frequently absent parents and friends. Estranged from family, having slacker boyfriend troubles, and fired from her waitressing job, sometimes musician 23-year-old Eleanor needs a new place to live and a new job.

Director: Frank Whaley | Stars: Julian Shatkin, Olga Merediz, Debra Messing, Wayne Pretlow

Votes: 3,165 | Gross: $0.03M

11. Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993)

PG | 109 min | Biography, Drama

7.5
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A prepubescent chess prodigy refuses to harden himself in order to become a champion like the famous but unlikable Bobby Fischer.

Director: Steven Zaillian | Stars: Joe Mantegna, Ben Kingsley, Max Pomeranc, Joan Allen

Votes: 23,910 | Gross: $7.27M

12. Mr. Young (2011– )

22 min | Comedy, Family

5.7
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A Young Adult finds himself graduating much earlier than the rest of the kids his age. He becomes a teacher at the same High school his sister and best friend goes to. He soon develops a ... See full summary »

Stars: Brendan Meyer, Matreya Fedor, Gig Morton, Emily Tennant

Votes: 889

13. Little Man Tate (1991)

PG | 99 min | Drama

6.6
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71 Metascore

Dede is a sole parent trying to bring up her son Fred. When it is discovered that Fred is a genius, she is determined to ensure that Fred has all the opportunities that he needs, and that ... See full summary »

Director: Jodie Foster | Stars: Jodie Foster, Dianne Wiest, Adam Hann-Byrd, Alex Lee

Votes: 11,605 | Gross: $25.01M

14. Blackjack (1998 TV Movie)

R | 112 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

4.9
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Dolph Lundgren plays Jack Devlin, a U.S Marshal who protects high-profile clients when it comes to a matter of security.

Director: John Woo | Stars: Dolph Lundgren, Kate Vernon, Phillip MacKenzie, Kam Heskin

Votes: 3,256

15. Totally Awesome (2006 TV Movie)

Comedy

5.4
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A spoof of typical 1980's teen movies. The idea is that VH1 found a "long-lost", never-released teen film made in the 1980's and decided to air it now in 2006; thus it is loaded with the ... See full summary »

Director: Neal Brennan | Stars: Mikey Day, Dominique Swain, Chris Kattan, Trevor Heins

Votes: 1,559

16. The Pretender 2001 (2001 TV Movie)

96 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

7.7
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Jarod reunites with two old friends and unleashes some powerful Centre revelations. Also Jarod and Miss Parker learn more about their pasts.

Director: Frederick King Keller | Stars: Michael T. Weiss, Andrea Parker, Patrick Bauchau, Jon Gries

Votes: 1,771

17. Think Big (1989)

PG-13 | 86 min | Comedy

4.7
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Two somewhat retarded truckers hired to transport toxic waste across the country get caught up with a teen genius who stows away on their truck.

Director: Jon Turteltaub | Stars: Peter Paul, David Paul, Martin Mull, Ari Meyers

Votes: 425

18. The Pretender: Island of the Haunted (2001 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 91 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

7.5
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Through a series of bizarre circumstances, Jarod and Miss Parker find themselves trapped together on a strange island in a life and death situation, out of which come some of the most ... See full summary »

Director: Frederick King Keller | Stars: Michael T. Weiss, Andrea Parker, Patrick Bauchau, Jon Gries

Votes: 1,297

19. Wunderkinder (2011)

100 min | Drama, Music, War

6.8
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The story takes place in Ukraine (Poltava) in 1941 before and during the German invasion. This story is about deep friendship between three musically talented children . Two Jewish children... See full summary »

Director: Markus Rosenmüller | Stars: Catherine Flemming, Gedeon Burkhard, Natalia Avelon, Gudrun Landgrebe

Votes: 560

20. Azumanga daiô (2002– )

TV-PG | 24 min | Animation, Comedy

8.5
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A humorous and highly unpredictable animated series following a group of high school girls and their teachers.

Stars: Tomoko Kaneda, Yuki Matsuoka, Chieko Higuchi, Rie Tanaka

Votes: 2,240

21. Kabhi Paas Kabhi Fail (1999)

Comedy, Family

6.3
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Director: Virendra Saini | Stars: Tom Alter, Dilip Dhawan, Sanjay Mishra, Deepti Naval

Votes: 6

22. Fur Elise Performed by Cheryl: 5 Years Old (2009 Video)

3 min | Short, Music

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23. The Incredible Hulk (1978–1982)
Episode: Brain Child (1979)

TV-PG | 48 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.8
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David 'Barnes' meets Joleen, a 16 year old genius who has escaped from an institute where she was being tested to find her mother.

Director: Reza Badiyi | Stars: Bill Bixby, Jack Colvin, Lou Ferrigno, Lynn Carlin

Votes: 46

24. The Twilight Zone (1985–1989)
Episode: Examination Day/A Message from Charity (1985)

TV-PG | Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Mystery

7.8
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Puritan Charity Payne in the year 1700 and modern teenager Peter Wood, residents of the same Massachusetts town, are psychically connected due to delirium induced by a bacterial infection, and can see the world through each other's eyes.

Director: Paul Lynch | Stars: Christopher Allport, David Mendenhall, Elizabeth Norment, Jeffrey Alan Chandler

Votes: 197

25. Galactica 1980 (1980– )
Episode: Galactica Discovers Earth: Part 1 (1980)

60 min | Sci-Fi

6.2
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After years of searching for Earth, the Galactica finds Earth. Adama would like to land but a child prodigy named Dr. Zee advises Adama against it because he believes that if they do that ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Hayers | Stars: Kent McCord, Barry Van Dyke, Robyn Douglass, Lorne Greene

Votes: 84

26. Galactica 1980 (1980– )
Episode: Galactica Discovers Earth: Part 2 (1980)

60 min | Sci-Fi

5.8
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The thrilling adventures of "BATTLESTAR GALACTICA" continue in Part Two of "Galactica Discovers Earth, " when Commander Adama (Lorne Greene) dispatches two young pilots, Capt. Troy (Kent ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Hayers | Stars: Kent McCord, Barry Van Dyke, Robyn Douglass, Lorne Greene

Votes: 74

27. Killjoys (2015– )
Episode: Schooled (2016)

TV-MA | 43 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.0
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A simple mission to escort children to a school for talented kids goes terribly wrong, when the killjoys discover that the students have gone missing.

Director: Ruba Nadda | Stars: Hannah John-Kamen, Aaron Ashmore, Luke Macfarlane, Jack Fulton

Votes: 147

28. Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated (2010– )
Episode: The Song of Mystery (2010)

TV-Y7 | 23 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.7
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A hideous creature named QUE HORRIFICO is turning the children of Crystal Cove in to monsters. The adults in the town are in shock, reacting in the only way they know how... By abandoning their children and running away like cowards.

Directors: Curt Geda, Victor Cook | Stars: Frank Welker, Mindy Cohn, Grey DeLisle, Matthew Lillard

Votes: 99

29. Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988–1999)
Episode: Village of the Giants (1994)

TV-14 | 93 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.9
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In Village of the Giants (1965), a child genius creates a growth formula that ends up in the hands of some incredibly annoying teenagers. Meanwhile, Dr. Forrester shakes things up in Deep ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Murphy | Stars: Trace Beaulieu, Michael J. Nelson, Jim Mallon, Kevin Murphy

Votes: 143