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1. Young Sheldon (2017– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

6.4
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The early life of child genius Sheldon Cooper, later seen in The Big Bang Theory (2007).

Stars: Iain Armitage, Zoe Perry, Lance Barber, Montana Jordan

Votes: 6,566

2. A Wrinkle in Time (2018)

PG | Adventure, Family, Fantasy | Completed

After the disappearance of her scientist father, three peculiar beings send Meg, her brother, and her friend to space in order to find him.

Director: Ava DuVernay | Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Levi Miller

3. Gifted (2017)

PG-13 | 101 min | Drama

7.6
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60 Metascore

Frank, a single man raising his child prodigy niece Mary, is drawn into a custody battle with his mother.

Director: Marc Webb | Stars: Chris Evans, Mckenna Grace, Lindsay Duncan, Octavia Spencer

Votes: 52,884 | Gross: $24.80M

4. Big Hero 6 (2014)

PG | 102 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.8
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74 Metascore

The special bond that develops between plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax, and prodigy Hiro Hamada, who team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes.

Directors: Don Hall, Chris Williams | Stars: Ryan Potter, Scott Adsit, Jamie Chung, T.J. Miller

Votes: 325,464 | Gross: $222.53M

5. Star Trek (2009)

PG-13 | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.0
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82 Metascore

The brash James T. Kirk tries to live up to his father's legacy with Mr. Spock keeping him in check as a vengeful Romulan from the future creates black holes to destroy the Federation one planet at a time.

Director: J.J. Abrams | Stars: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg, Leonard Nimoy

Votes: 535,972 | Gross: $257.73M

6. 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: 93,783 | Gross: $31.66M

7. Amadeus (1984)

R | 160 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.3
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93 Metascore

The incredible story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, told by his peer and secret rival Antonio Salieri - now confined to an insane asylum.

Director: Milos Forman | Stars: F. Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce, Elizabeth Berridge, Roy Dotrice

Votes: 302,827 | Gross: $51.97M

8. Remember Me (2010)

PG-13 | 113 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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40 Metascore

A romantic drama centered on two new lovers: Tyler, whose parents have split in the wake of his brother's suicide, and Ally, who lives each day to the fullest since witnessing her mother's murder.

Director: Allen Coulter | Stars: Robert Pattinson, Emilie de Ravin, Caitlyn Rund, Moisés Acevedo

Votes: 122,399 | Gross: $19.07M

9. 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: 99,839 | Gross: $33.08M

10. 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: 127,547 | Gross: $56.12M

11. 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: 149,241 | Gross: $93.44M

12. Magnolia (1999)

R | 188 min | Drama

8.0
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77 Metascore

An epic mosaic of interrelated characters in search of love, forgiveness, and meaning in the San Fernando Valley.

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Tom Cruise, Jason Robards, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman

Votes: 255,676 | Gross: $22.46M

13. Hagane no renkinjutsushi (2009–2010)

TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

9.1
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Two brothers search for a Philosopher's Stone after an attempt to revive their deceased mother goes awry and leaves them in damaged physical forms.

Stars: Kent Williams, Iemasa Kayumi, Muriel Hofmann, Lili Troncale

Votes: 67,353

14. The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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76 Metascore

A clan's estranged patriarch loses his home and learns that his ex-wife plans to remarry.

Director: Wes Anderson | Stars: Gene Hackman, Gwyneth Paltrow, Anjelica Huston, Ben Stiller

Votes: 227,831 | Gross: $52.36M

15. Ender's Game (2013)

PG-13 | 114 min | Action, Fantasy, 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: 199,263 | Gross: $61.74M

16. Contact (1997)

PG | 150 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.4
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62 Metascore

Dr. Ellie Arroway, after years of searching, finds conclusive radio proof of extraterrestrial intelligence, sending plans for a mysterious machine.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Jodie Foster, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt

Votes: 220,059 | Gross: $100.92M

17. Boku no Hero Academia (2016– )

TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

8.5
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In a world populated with superhumans, the superhero-loving Izuku Midoriya is without power. However, after the Quirkless dreamer Izuku inherits the powers of the world's best superhero, ... See full summary »

Stars: Daiki Yamashita, Ayane Sakura, Nobuhiko Okamoto, Kaito Ishikawa

Votes: 5,254

18. Revenge of the Nerds (1984)

R | 90 min | Comedy

6.6
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44 Metascore

At Adams College, a group of bullied outcasts and misfits resolve to fight back for their peace and self-respect.

Director: Jeff Kanew | Stars: Robert Carradine, Anthony Edwards, Timothy Busfield, Andrew Cassese

Votes: 42,747 | Gross: $40.90M

19. Blades of Glory (2007)

PG-13 | 93 min | Comedy, Sport

6.3
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64 Metascore

In 2002, two rival Olympic ice skaters were stripped of their gold medals and permanently banned from men's single competition. Presently, however, they've found a loophole that will allow them to qualify as a pairs team.

Directors: Josh Gordon, Will Speck | Stars: Will Ferrell, Jon Heder, Amy Poehler, Will Arnett

Votes: 138,567 | Gross: $118.59M

20. The Hangover Part II (2011)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Mystery

6.5
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44 Metascore

Two years after the bachelor party in Las Vegas, Phil, Stu, Alan, and Doug jet to Thailand for Stu's wedding. Stu's plan for a subdued pre-wedding brunch, however, goes seriously awry.

Director: Todd Phillips | Stars: Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis, Ed Helms, Justin Bartha

Votes: 405,497 | Gross: $254.46M

21. Doogie Howser, M.D. (1989–1993)

30 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.5
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A teenaged genius deals with the usual problems of growing up: having a girlfriend, going to parties, hanging out with his best friend, all this on top of being a licensed physician in a ... See full summary »

Stars: Neil Patrick Harris, Max Casella, Belinda Montgomery, Lawrence Pressman

Votes: 6,726

22. Shine (1996)

PG-13 | 105 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.7
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87 Metascore

Pianist David Helfgott, driven by his father and teachers, has a breakdown. Years later he returns to the piano, to popular if not critical acclaim.

Director: Scott Hicks | Stars: Geoffrey Rush, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Justin Braine, Sonia Todd

Votes: 45,885 | Gross: $35.81M

23. A.N.T. Farm (2011–2014)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

4.9
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A musical prodigy, gets into a gifted program called Advanced Natural Talents at the local high school.

Stars: China Anne McClain, Sierra McCormick, Jake Short, Stefanie Scott

Votes: 4,684

24. We Bare Bears (2014– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

8.1
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Three bear brothers do whatever they can to be a part of human society by doing what everyone around them does.

Stars: Eric Edelstein, Demetri Martin, Bobby Moynihan, Keith Ferguson

Votes: 6,104

25. OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes (2017– )

TV-Y7 | 11 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

8.1
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An enthusiastic young boy earns a job at a hero supply store and trains to become the "Greatest Hero Ever."

Stars: Maddie Willows, Ashly Burch, Ian Jones-Quartey, Courtenay Taylor

Votes: 430

26. Safe (I) (2012)

R | 94 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.5
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55 Metascore

Mei, a young girl whose memory holds a priceless numerical code, finds herself pursued by the Triads, the Russian mob, and corrupt NYC cops. Coming to her aid is an ex-cage fighter whose life was destroyed by the gangsters on Mei's trail.

Director: Boaz Yakin | Stars: Jason Statham, Catherine Chan, Chris Sarandon, Robert John Burke

Votes: 90,750 | Gross: $17.14M

27. A Brilliant Young Mind (2014)

PG-13 | 111 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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65 Metascore

A socially awkward teenage math prodigy finds new confidence and new friendships when he lands a spot on the British squad at the International Mathematics Olympiad.

Director: Morgan Matthews | Stars: Asa Butterfield, Rafe Spall, Sally Hawkins, Eddie Marsan

Votes: 23,010 | Gross: $0.14M

28. Finding Forrester (2000)

PG-13 | 136 min | Drama

7.3
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62 Metascore

A young writing prodigy finds a mentor in a reclusive author.

Director: Gus Van Sant | Stars: Sean Connery, Rob Brown, F. Murray Abraham, Anna Paquin

Votes: 76,049 | Gross: $51.80M

29. Mercury Rising (1998)

R | 111 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.1
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Shadowy elements in the NSA target a nine-year old autistic savant for death when he is able to decipher a top secret code.

Director: Harold Becker | Stars: Bruce Willis, Miko Hughes, Alec Baldwin, Chi McBride

Votes: 58,130 | Gross: $32.94M

30. SeaQuest 2032 (1993–1996)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Family

6.7
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In the early 21st century, mankind has colonized the oceans. The United Earth Oceans Organization enlists Captain Nathan Bridger and the submarine seaQuest DSV to keep the peace and explore the last frontier on Earth.

Stars: Jonathan Brandis, Don Franklin, Ted Raimi, Roy Scheider

Votes: 5,174

31. The Red Violin (1998)

R | 130 min | Drama, Music, Mystery

7.7
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57 Metascore

A perfect red-colored violin inspires passion, making its way through three centuries over several owners and countries, eventually ending up at an auction where it may find a new owner.

Director: François Girard | Stars: Carlo Cecchi, Jean-Luc Bideau, Christoph Koncz, Jason Flemyng

Votes: 28,376 | Gross: $9.47M

32. Immortal Beloved (1994)

R | 121 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.5
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The life and death of the legendary Ludwig van Beethoven. Besides all the work he is known for, the composer once wrote a famous love letter to a nameless beloved, and the movie tries to ... See full summary »

Director: Bernard Rose | Stars: Gary Oldman, Jeroen Krabbé, Isabella Rossellini, Johanna ter Steege

Votes: 20,269 | Gross: $9.91M

33. The Joy Luck Club (1993)

R | 139 min | Drama

7.6
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84 Metascore

The life histories of four Asian women and their daughters reflect and guide each other.

Director: Wayne Wang | Stars: Tamlyn Tomita, Rosalind Chao, Kieu Chinh, Tsai Chin

Votes: 13,159 | Gross: $32.86M

34. 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: 25,478 | Gross: $7.27M

35. Smart Guy (1997–1999)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.5
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Ten-year-old genius (Tahj Mowry) has skipped six grades into high school. This incredible promotion somewhat aggravates his teenage siblings.

Stars: Tahj Mowry, John Marshall Jones, Jason Weaver, Omar Gooding

Votes: 3,663

36. Balls of Fury (2007)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Crime, Sport

5.3
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38 Metascore

Down-and-out former professional ping-pong phenom, Randy Daytona, is sucked into a maelstrom when FBI Agent Ernie Rodriguez recruits him for a secret mission. Randy is determined to bounce back and win, and to smoke out his father's killer -- arch-fiend Feng.

Director: Robert Ben Garant | Stars: Dan Fogler, Christopher Walken, George Lopez, Maggie Q

Votes: 37,426 | Gross: $32.84M

37. No Game, No Life (2014– )

TV-14 | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

8.0
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Siblings Sora and Shiro together make up the most feared team of pro gamers in the world, The Blank. When they manage to beat god himself in a game of chess, they are sent to a world where all disputes are settled with games.

Stars: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Ai Kayano, Yôko Hikasa, Scott Gibbs

Votes: 5,545

38. Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London (2004)

PG | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

4.5
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32 Metascore

With all-new gadgets, high-flying action, exciting chases and a wisecracking new handler, Derek (Anthony Anderson), Cody has to retrieve the device before the world's leaders fall under the evil control of a diabolical villain.

Director: Kevin Allen | Stars: Frankie Muniz, Anthony Anderson, Hannah Spearritt, Cynthia Stevenson

Votes: 12,141 | Gross: $23.22M

39. Little Man Tate (1991)

PG | 99 min | Drama

6.7
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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: 12,283 | Gross: $25.01M

40. Joshua (2007)

R | 106 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

5.9
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69 Metascore

The arrival of a newborn girl causes the gradual disintegration of the Cairn family; particularly for 9-year-old Joshua (Kogan), an eccentric boy whose proper upbringing and refined tastes both take a sinister turn.

Director: George Ratliff | Stars: Sam Rockwell, Vera Farmiga, Jacob Kogan, Celia Weston

Votes: 10,661 | Gross: $0.48M

41. Akeelah and the Bee (2006)

PG | 112 min | Drama

7.5
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72 Metascore

A young girl from South Los Angeles tries to make it to the National Spelling Bee.

Director: Doug Atchison | Stars: Angela Bassett, Laurence Fishburne, Keke Palmer, Curtis Armstrong

Votes: 16,340 | Gross: $18.81M

42. What Happened, Miss Simone? (2015)

Not Rated | 101 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.6
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75 Metascore

A documentary about the life and legend Nina Simone, an American singer, pianist, and civil rights activist labeled the "High Priestess of Soul."

Directors: Liz Garbus, Hal Tulchin | Stars: Nina Simone, Lisa Simone Kelly, Roger Nupie, Al Schackman

Votes: 8,559

43. 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: 3,689 | Gross: $0.03M

44. Bee Season (2005)

PG-13 | 104 min | Drama

5.5
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54 Metascore

A wife and mother begins a downward emotional spiral, as her husband avoids their collapsing marriage by immersing himself in his 11 year-old daughter's quest to become a spelling bee champion.

Directors: Scott McGehee, David Siegel | Stars: Richard Gere, Juliette Binoche, Flora Cross, Max Minghella

Votes: 6,205 | Gross: $1.18M

45. Antonia's Line (1995)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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A Dutch matron establishes and, for several generations, oversees a close-knit, matriarchal community where feminism and liberalism thrive.

Director: Marleen Gorris | Stars: Willeke van Ammelrooy, Jan Decleir, Veerle van Overloop, Els Dottermans

Votes: 7,224 | Gross: $4.82M

46. Mahler (1974)

PG | 115 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.3
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Composer Gustav Mahler's life, told in a series of flashbacks as he and his wife discuss their failing marriage during a train journey.

Director: Ken Russell | Stars: Robert Powell, Georgina Hale, Lee Montague, Miriam Karlin

Votes: 1,853

47. Monster in the Closet (1986)

PG | 90 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

4.9
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After several people and a dog are found dead in their closets, a mild-mannered reporter, a college professor, her son, and a befuddled professor band together to uncover the mystery.

Director: Bob Dahlin | Stars: Donald Grant, Denise DuBarry, Claude Akins, Howard Duff

Votes: 1,985

48. The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz (2014)

105 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

8.1
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72 Metascore

The story of programming prodigy and information activist Aaron Swartz, who took his own life at the age of 26.

Director: Brian Knappenberger | Stars: Aaron Swartz, Tim Berners-Lee, Cindy Cohn, Gabriella Coleman

Votes: 13,654 | Gross: $0.05M

49. L'effrontée (1985)

96 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.0
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Charlotte (Gainsbourg) is being raised without a mother. She is only 13 but ready to be an adult. She meets an older boy and begins a relationship while teaching a young friend about life and learning the ropes herself.

Director: Claude Miller | Stars: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Clothilde Baudon, Julie Glenn, Bernadette Lafont

Votes: 1,472

50. Phenom (1993–1994)

30 min | Comedy

6.8
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A young tennis pro (Angela Goethals) must struggle with the challenges of life, along with her single mother (Judith Light), her bratty little sister (Ashley Johnson), her insecure brother (... See full summary »

Stars: Judith Light, Angela Goethals, Ashley Johnson, Todd Louiso

Votes: 119