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1. Ender's Game (2013)
PG-13 | 114 min | Action, Sci-Fi
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.
2. The Girl Next Door (2004)
R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A teenager's dreams come true when a former porn star moves in next door and they fall in love.
3. Matilda (1996)
PG | 102 min | Comedy, Fantasy
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.
4. August Rush (2007)
PG | 114 min | Drama, Music
A drama with fairy tale elements, where an orphaned musical prodigy uses his gift as a clue to finding his birth parents.
5. The Pretender (1996–2000)
60 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Mystery
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.
6. Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993)
PG | 109 min | Biography, Drama
A prepubescent chess prodigy refuses to harden himself in order to become a champion like the famous but unlikable Bobby Fischer.
8. Little Man Tate (1991)
PG | 99 min | Drama
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 »
9. Totally Awesome (2006 TV Movie)
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 »
10. The Pretender 2001 (2001 TV Movie)
96 min | Action, Crime, Mystery
Jarod reunites with two old friends and unleashes some powerful Centre revelations. Also Jarod and Miss Parker learn more about their pasts.
11. The Pretender: Island of the Haunted (2001 TV Movie)
TV-14 | 91 min | Action, Crime, Mystery
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 »
12. Wunderkinder (2011)
100 min | Drama, Music, War
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 »
13. Think Big (1989)
PG-13 | 86 min | Comedy
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.
The Twilight Zone (1985–1989)
Examination Day/A Message from Charity
TV-PG | Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Mystery
Puritan Charity Payne and 1980's teenager Peter Wood are psychically connected due to delirium induced by a bacterial infection, and can see the world through each others eyes.
Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988–1999)
Village of the Giants
TV-14 | Comedy, Sci-Fi
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 »