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1. Dead Poets Society (1989)

PG | 128 min | Comedy, Drama

8.0
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79 Metascore

English teacher John Keating inspires his students to look at poetry with a different perspective of authentic knowledge and feelings.

Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Robin Williams, Robert Sean Leonard, Ethan Hawke, Josh Charles

Votes: 280,493 | Gross: $95.86M

2. The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)

PG-13 | 102 min | Drama, Romance

8.0
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67 Metascore

An introvert freshman is taken under the wings of two seniors who welcome him to the real world.

Director: Stephen Chbosky | Stars: Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Ezra Miller, Paul Rudd

Votes: 355,987 | Gross: $17.74M

3. Easy A (2010)

PG-13 | 92 min | Comedy, Romance

7.1
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72 Metascore

A clean-cut high school student relies on the school's rumor mill to advance her social and financial standing.

Director: Will Gluck | Stars: Emma Stone, Amanda Bynes, Penn Badgley, Dan Byrd

Votes: 279,958 | Gross: $58.40M

4. Sleepers (1996)

R | 147 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.5
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49 Metascore

After a prank goes disastrously wrong, a group of boys are sent to a detention center where they are brutalized; over 10 years later, they get their chance for revenge.

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Robert De Niro, Kevin Bacon, Brad Pitt, Jason Patric

Votes: 155,639 | Gross: $53.30M

5. The End of the Tour (2015)

R | 106 min | Biography, Drama

7.3
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82 Metascore

The story of the five-day interview between Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky and acclaimed novelist David Foster Wallace, which took place right after the 1996 publication of Wallace's groundbreaking epic novel, 'Infinite Jest.'

Director: James Ponsoldt | Stars: Jason Segel, Jesse Eisenberg, Anna Chlumsky, Mamie Gummer

Votes: 17,982 | Gross: $2.99M

6. In & Out (1997)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Romance

6.3
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70 Metascore

A midwestern teacher questions his sexuality after a former student makes a comment about him at the Academy Awards.

Director: Frank Oz | Stars: Kevin Kline, Joan Cusack, Tom Selleck, Matt Dillon

Votes: 32,618 | Gross: $63.83M

7. Teachers (2001–2004)

50 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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Comedy drama that follows the exploits of school staff both inside and out of the classroom.

Stars: Ursula Holden Gill, Gillian Bevan, Lloyd McGuire, Ellen Thomas

Votes: 2,526

8. Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)

R | 121 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.3
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An unorthodox and irreverent DJ begins to shake up things when he is assigned to the U.S. Armed Services Radio station in Vietnam.

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Robin Williams, Forest Whitaker, Tung Thanh Tran, Chintara Sukapatana

Votes: 99,565 | Gross: $123.92M

9. The Art of Getting By (2011)

PG-13 | 83 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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36 Metascore

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.

Director: Gavin Wiesen | Stars: Freddie Highmore, Emma Roberts, Michael Angarano, Sasha Spielberg

Votes: 46,009 | Gross: $1.43M

10. Trash (I) (2014)

R | 114 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

7.2
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50 Metascore

Set in Brazil, three kids who make a discovery in a garbage dump soon find themselves running from the cops and trying to right a terrible wrong.

Directors: Stephen Daldry, Christian Duurvoort | Stars: Rickson Tevez, Eduardo Luis, Gabriel Weinstein, Martin Sheen

Votes: 14,883 | Gross: $0.01M

11. Seeking Justice (2011)

R | 105 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.2
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38 Metascore

After his wife is assaulted, a husband enlists the services of a vigilante group to help him settle the score. Then he discovers they want a 'favor' from him in return.

Director: Roger Donaldson | Stars: Nicolas Cage, January Jones, Guy Pearce, Harold Perrineau

Votes: 39,079 | Gross: $0.04M

12. The Last Picture Show (1971)

R | 118 min | Drama

8.1
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A group of 1950s high schoolers come of age in a bleak, isolated, atrophied West Texas town that is slowly dying, both economically and culturally.

Director: Peter Bogdanovich | Stars: Timothy Bottoms, Jeff Bridges, Cybill Shepherd, Ben Johnson

Votes: 31,725

13. Happiness (1998)

Unrated | 134 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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81 Metascore

The lives of several individuals intertwine as they go about their lives in their own unique ways, engaging in acts society as a whole might find disturbing in a desperate search for human connection.

Director: Todd Solondz | Stars: Jane Adams, Jon Lovitz, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Dylan Baker

Votes: 55,765 | Gross: $3.00M

14. A Teacher (2013)

Not Rated | 75 min | Drama, Romance

4.8
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47 Metascore

A high school teacher in Austin, Texas has an affair with one of her students. Her life begins to unravel as the relationship comes to an end.

Director: Hannah Fidell | Stars: Lindsay Burdge, Will Brittain, Jennifer Prediger, Julie Dell Phillips

Votes: 3,145

15. The Haunting of Molly Hartley (2008)

PG-13 | 82 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

3.8
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28 Metascore

Molly Hartley looks to put her troubled past behind her with a fresh start at a new school, where she sparks with one of the most popular students. But can her secrets stay buried, ... See full summary »

Director: Mickey Liddell | Stars: Haley Bennett, Chace Crawford, Jake Weber, Shannon Woodward

Votes: 7,946 | Gross: $13.35M

16. Mind Your Language (1977–1986)

30 min | Comedy

9.0
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Barry Evans plays a put-upon language teacher who tries to make a living by teaching English to immigrants. With pupils from India, France, China, and many other countries, his lessons do ... See full summary »

Stars: Barry Evans, George Camiller, Jacki Harding, Zara Nutley

Votes: 3,680

17. Broken (IV) (2012)

91 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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53 Metascore

The story of a young girl in North London whose life changes after witnessing a violent attack.

Director: Rufus Norris | Stars: Charlie Booty, Lily James, Tim Roth, Eloise Laurence

Votes: 10,536

18. Dolphin Tale (2011)

PG | 113 min | Drama, Family

6.9
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64 Metascore

A story centered on the friendship between a boy and a dolphin whose tail was lost in a crab trap.

Director: Charles Martin Smith | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, Harry Connick Jr., Nathan Gamble

Votes: 18,111 | Gross: $72.28M

19. The Opposite of Sex (1998)

R | 105 min | Comedy

6.5
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70 Metascore

A 16-year-old girl visits her gay half-brother and ends up seducing his boyfriend, thus wreaking havoc on all of their lives.

Director: Don Roos | Stars: Christina Ricci, Martin Donovan, Lisa Kudrow, Lyle Lovett

Votes: 18,311 | Gross: $6.30M

20. Our Miss Brooks (1952–1956)

30 min | Comedy, Family

8.2
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Miss Brooks teaches English at Madison High, rents a room from Mrs. Davis, gets rides to school with student Walter, fights with Principal Conklin, and tries to snag shy biology teacher ... See full summary »

Stars: Eve Arden, Gale Gordon, Jane Morgan, Robert Rockwell

Votes: 259

21. English Vinglish (2012)

Not Rated | 134 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.9
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A quiet, sweet tempered housewife endures small slights from her well-educated husband and daughter everyday because of her inability to speak and understand English.

Director: Gauri Shinde | Stars: Sridevi, Adil Hussain, Mehdi Nebbou, Priya Anand

Votes: 21,826 | Gross: $1.67M

22. Girl in Progress (2012)

PG-13 | 93 min | Comedy, Drama

5.6
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45 Metascore

As single mom Grace juggles work, bills, and her affair with a married doctor, her daughter, Ansiedad, plots a shortcut to adulthood after finding inspiration in the coming-of-age stories she's reading for school.

Director: Patricia Riggen | Stars: Eva Mendes, Cierra Ramirez, Patricia Arquette, Matthew Modine

Votes: 5,538 | Gross: $2.59M

23. The Door in the Floor (2004)

R | 111 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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67 Metascore

A writer's young assistant becomes both pawn and catalyst in his boss's disintegrating household.

Director: Tod Williams | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Kim Basinger, Jon Foster, Elle Fanning

Votes: 13,532 | Gross: $3.84M

24. Alex & Emma (2003)

PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Romance

5.6
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32 Metascore

A writer must turn out a novel in thirty days or face the wrath of loan sharks.

Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Luke Wilson, Kate Hudson, David Paymer, Sophie Marceau

Votes: 11,580 | Gross: $14.21M

25. That's What I Am (2011)

PG | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.1
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53 Metascore

A coming-of-age story set in 1965 that follows 12-year-old Andy Nichol (Chase Ellison), a bright student who, like most kids his age, will do anything to avoid conflict for fear of ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Pavone | Stars: Ed Harris, Chase Ellison, Molly Parker, Daniel Roebuck

Votes: 9,007

26. Heaven (I) (2002)

R | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.1
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68 Metascore

A woman takes the law into her own hands after police ignore her pleas to arrest the man responsible for her husband's death, and finds herself not only under arrest for murder but falling in love with an officer.

Director: Tom Tykwer | Stars: Cate Blanchett, Giovanni Ribisi, Remo Girone, Stefania Rocca

Votes: 20,577 | Gross: $0.77M

27. Daydream Nation (2010)

R | 98 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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57 Metascore

A city girl who moves to a small town and becomes entangled in a love triangle between her high school teacher and a stoner classmate.

Director: Michael Goldbach | Stars: Kat Dennings, Reece Thompson, Andie MacDowell, Josh Lucas

Votes: 10,738

28. Howl (2010)

R | 84 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.8
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63 Metascore

As Allen Ginsberg talks about his life and art, his most famous poem is illustrated in animation while the obscenity trial of the work is dramatized.

Directors: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman | Stars: James Franco, Todd Rotondi, Jon Prescott, Aaron Tveit

Votes: 10,805 | Gross: $0.62M

29. Cherry Falls (2000)

R | 92 min | Horror, Mystery, Romance

5.1
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In the small town of Cherry Falls a psychotic murderer is killing off the virgins of the local high school.

Director: Geoffrey Wright | Stars: Brittany Murphy, Jay Mohr, Michael Biehn, Jesse Bradford

Votes: 10,001

30. Monster Pies (2013)

85 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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Mike has felt alienated and alone for as long as he can remember, until a new boy arrives at his school - awakening feelings and a world of possibilities he'd never before dared to dream of.

Director: Lee Galea | Stars: Tristan Barr, Lucas Linehan, Rohana Hayes, Marcel Reluctant

Votes: 1,742

31. Pretty Persuasion (2005)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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45 Metascore

A 15-year-old girl incites chaos among her friends and a media frenzy when she accuses her drama teacher of sexual harassment.

Director: Marcos Siega | Stars: Evan Rachel Wood, Ron Livingston, James Woods, David Wagner

Votes: 8,711 | Gross: $0.31M

32. The Beautiful Person (2008 TV Movie)

Unrated | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

6.8
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Sixteen-year old Junie changes high school mid-year, following the death of her mother. She finds herself in the same class as her cousin Mathias, who introduces her to his friends. All the... See full summary »

Director: Christophe Honoré | Stars: Louis Garrel, Léa Seydoux, Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet, Esteban Carvajal-Alegria

Votes: 4,624

33. Monsieur Lazhar (2011)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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82 Metascore

At a Montréal public grade school, an Algerian immigrant is hired to replace a popular teacher who committed suicide in her classroom. While helping his students deal with their grief, his own recent loss is revealed.

Director: Philippe Falardeau | Stars: Mohamed Fellag, Sophie Nélisse, Émilien Néron, Danielle Proulx

Votes: 16,045 | Gross: $2.01M

34. Living Is Easy with Eyes Closed (2013)

Not Rated | 108 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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In Spain in 1966, an English teacher picks up two hitchhikers on his quest to meet John Lennon.

Director: David Trueba | Stars: Javier Cámara, Natalia de Molina, Francesc Colomer, Ramon Fontserè

Votes: 4,013 | Gross: $0.01M

35. Happy Accidents (2000)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Romance

7.3
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60 Metascore

Ruby Weaver has man trouble: she tries to fix them, so she's stuck herself with a string of losers. Her current lover, Sam Deed, seems different: he's sweet, tender, just in from Dubuque. ... See full summary »

Director: Brad Anderson | Stars: Marisa Tomei, Vincent D'Onofrio, Marty Davey, Nadia Dajani

Votes: 8,430 | Gross: $0.69M

36. Beneath the Darkness (2011)

R | 96 min | Horror, Thriller

4.5
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22 Metascore

After watching their best friend get murdered, a group of teens struggle to expose a local hero as the vicious killer and keep from becoming his next victims.

Director: Martin Guigui | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Tony Oller, Aimee Teegarden, Stephen Ford

Votes: 4,935

37. Max Dugan Returns (1983)

PG | 98 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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An English teacher and struggling single mother has her life disrupted when the father who abandoned her as a child comes back into her life.

Director: Herbert Ross | Stars: Jason Robards, Marsha Mason, Donald Sutherland, Matthew Broderick

Votes: 2,722 | Gross: $17.60M

38. Aftershock (2010)

135 min | Drama

7.6
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The epic story of a family separated as a result of the Great Tangshan Earthquake of 1976.

Director: Xiaogang Feng | Stars: Daoming Chen, Yi Lu, Fan Xu, Jingchu Zhang

Votes: 7,281

39. Savage Streets (1984)

R | 93 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.4
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A teenage vigilante seeks revenge on a group of violent thugs who raped her handicapped sister and killed her best friend.

Director: Danny Steinmann | Stars: Linda Blair, John Vernon, Robert Dryer, Johnny Venocur

Votes: 2,327

40. Canis Canem Edit (2006 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Comedy

8.6
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Jimmy Hopkins is a bad kid with a principle he don't hurt the good he's put in the worst school in the country Bullworth Academy and he must help the good and hurt the bad but he's only 15.

Directors: Greg Bick, William DeVizia, Sergei Kuprejanov, Mike Skupa, John Zurhellen | Stars: Gerry Rosenthal, Peter Vack, Matt Bush, John Lavelle

Votes: 2,655

41. The Whole Wide World (1996)

PG | 111 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.3
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In Texas in the 1930s, young schoolteacher Novalyne Price meets a handsome, eccentric, interesting young man named Robert Howard. He's a successful writer - of the pulp stories of 'Conan ... See full summary »

Director: Dan Ireland | Stars: Vincent D'Onofrio, Renée Zellweger, Ann Wedgeworth, Harve Presnell

Votes: 2,894 | Gross: $0.14M

42. El Norte (1983)

R | 141 min | Drama

7.8
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67 Metascore

Peasants escaping mindless labor and a murderous Guatemalan government head to America in hopes for something better.

Director: Gregory Nava | Stars: Zaide Silvia Gutiérrez, David Villalpando, Ernesto Gómez Cruz, Alicia del Lago

Votes: 3,808

43. There Goes My Baby (1994)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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Graduates of a Los Angeles high school in 1965 see America's culture and politics gradually change.

Director: Floyd Mutrux | Stars: Dermot Mulroney, Ricky Schroder, Kelli Williams, Noah Wyle

Votes: 863 | Gross: $0.13M

44. Dark Blue World (2001)

R | 112 min | War, Drama, Action

7.3
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56 Metascore

The friendship of two men becomes tested when they both fall for the same woman.

Director: Jan Sverák | Stars: Ondrej Vetchý, Krystof Hádek, Tara Fitzgerald, Charles Dance

Votes: 4,731 | Gross: $0.26M

45. The Parent Trap II (1986 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 81 min | Family, Comedy

6.2
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Two best friends plot to get their single parents together to stop one of them from moving to New York.

Director: Ron Maxwell | Stars: Hayley Mills, Tom Skerritt, Carrie Kei Heim, Bridgette Andersen

Votes: 1,430

46. Tashan (2008)

120 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

3.9
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A woman runs off with her gangster boss's money, and he hires her betrayed ex-lover and a bounty hunter to bring her back.

Director: Vijay Krishna Acharya | Stars: Akshay Kumar, Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Anil Kapoor

Votes: 3,748 | Gross: $0.43M

47. Getting Straight (1970)

R | 124 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.2
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A Vietnam vet and former social radical is conflicted by his desire to become a teacher and his sympathy with anti-establishment student protests.

Director: Richard Rush | Stars: Elliott Gould, Candice Bergen, Robert F. Lyons, Jeff Corey

Votes: 668

48. Child's Play (1972)

PG | 100 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.1
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At an exclusive boys' school, a new gym teacher is drawn into a feud between two older instructors, and he discovers that everything at the school is not quite as staid, tranquil and harmless as it seems.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: James Mason, Robert Preston, Beau Bridges, Ron Weyand

Votes: 600

49. Salvage (2006)

80 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.5
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Claire Parker is going to die. At the hands of a sadistic and depraved killer, she will endure a terrifying, unimaginable brutal death--and it will all happen again. After being beaten, ... See full summary »

Directors: Jeff Crook, Josh Crook | Stars: Lauren Currie Lewis, Chris Ferry, Cody Darbe, Maureen Olander

Votes: 2,149

50. A Very Natural Thing (1974)

R | 80 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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A poignant romantic drama examines the life of gay 26 year old, ex-monk, school teacher living in Manhattan. When he meets a man at a gay bar, they connect and are soon living together. Unfortunately their views on monogamy don't match.

Director: Christopher Larkin | Stars: Robert McLane, Curt Gareth, Bo White, Anthony McKay

Votes: 449