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1. The Hunger Games (2012)

PG-13 | 142 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.3
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67 Metascore

Katniss Everdeen voluntarily takes her younger sister's place in the Hunger Games, a televised fight to the death in which two teenagers from each of the twelve Districts of Panem are chosen at random to compete.

Writers: Gary Ross, Suzanne Collins, Billy Ray | Director: Gary Ross | Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Stanley Tucci

2. Dead Poets Society (1989)

PG | 128 min | Drama

8.0
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79 Metascore

English teacher John Keating inspires his students to a love of poetry and to seize the day.

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

3. Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)

PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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60 Metascore

A high school wise guy is determined to have a day off from school, despite what the principal thinks of that.

Writer: John Hughes | Director: John Hughes | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Alan Ruck, Mia Sara, Jeffrey Jones

4. Gran Torino (2008)

R | 116 min | Drama

8.2
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72 Metascore

Disgruntled Korean War veteran Walt Kowalski sets out to reform his neighbor, a Hmong teenager who tried to steal Kowalski's prized possession: a 1972 Gran Torino.

Writers: Nick Schenk, Dave Johannson | Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Bee Vang, Christopher Carley, Ahney Her

5. Carrie (1976)

R | 98 min | Horror, Thriller

7.4
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A young, abused and timid 17-year-old girl discovers she has telekinesis, and gets pushed to the limit on the night of her school's prom by a humiliating prank.

Writers: Stephen King, Lawrence D. Cohen | Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie, Amy Irving, John Travolta

6. Pretty in Pink (1986)

PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.7
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57 Metascore

A poor girl must choose between the affections of her doting childhood sweetheart and a rich but sensitive playboy.

Writer: John Hughes | Director: Howard Deutch | Stars: Molly Ringwald, Jon Cryer, Harry Dean Stanton, Annie Potts

7. The Virgin Suicides (1999)

R | 97 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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76 Metascore

A group of male friends become obsessed with five mysterious sisters who are sheltered by their strict, religious parents.

Writers: Jeffrey Eugenides, Sofia Coppola | Director: Sofia Coppola | Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Josh Hartnett, James Woods, Kathleen Turner

8. Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989)

PG | 93 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

6.2
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63 Metascore

The scientist father of a teenage girl and boy accidentally shrinks his and two other neighborhood teens to the size of insects. Now the teens must fight diminutive dangers as the father searches for them.

Writers: Stuart Gordon, Brian Yuzna, Ed Naha, Tom Schulman | Director: Joe Johnston | Stars: Rick Moranis, Matt Frewer, Marcia Strassman, Kristine Sutherland

9. The Wonder Years (1988–1993)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.4
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Kevin Arnold recalls growing up during the late 60s and early 70s; the turbulent social times make the transition from child to adult unusually interesting.

Stars: Fred Savage, Dan Lauria, Daniel Stern, Alley Mills

10. Cinema Paradiso (1988)

R | 155 min | Drama

8.5
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80 Metascore

A filmmaker recalls his childhood, when he fell in love with the movies at his village's theater and formed a deep friendship with the theater's projectionist.

Writers: Giuseppe Tornatore, Vanna Paoli | Director: Giuseppe Tornatore | Stars: Philippe Noiret, Enzo Cannavale, Antonella Attili, Isa Danieli

11. Bend It Like Beckham (2002)

PG-13 | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.7
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66 Metascore

The daughter of orthodox Sikh rebels against her parents' traditionalism by running off to Germany with a football team (soccer in America).

Writers: Gurinder Chadha, Guljit Bindra, Paul Mayeda Berges | Director: Gurinder Chadha | Stars: Parminder Nagra, Keira Knightley, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Anupam Kher

12. Family Ties (1982–1989)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

7.1
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Chronicles liberal ex-hippies Steven and Elyse Keaton, their conservative son Alex, daughters Mallory and Jennifer, and later, youngest child Andrew.

Stars: Michael J. Fox, Michael Gross, Meredith Baxter, Justine Bateman

13. American Graffiti (1973)

PG | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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A couple of high school grads spend one final night cruising the strip with their buddies before they go off to college.

Writers: George Lucas, Gloria Katz, Willard Huyck | Director: George Lucas | Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard, Paul Le Mat, Charles Martin Smith

14. Freaky Friday (2003)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.1
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70 Metascore

An overworked mother and her daughter do not get along. When they switch bodies, each is forced to adapt to the others life for one freaky Friday.

Writers: Mary Rodgers, Heather Hach, Leslie Dixon | Director: Mark Waters | Stars: Jamie Lee Curtis, Lindsay Lohan, Mark Harmon, Harold Gould

15. Battle Royale (2000)

Not Rated | 114 min | Drama, Thriller

7.8
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81 Metascore

In the future, the Japanese government captures a class of ninth-grade students and forces them to kill each other under the revolutionary "Battle Royale" act.

Writers: Koushun Takami, Kenta Fukasaku | Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Tatsuya Fujiwara, Aki Maeda, Tarô Yamamoto, Takeshi Kitano

16. A River Runs Through It (1992)

PG | 123 min | Drama

7.3
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68 Metascore

Two fly-fishing sons of a Presbyterian minister--one reserved, one rebellious--grow up in rural Montana.

Writers: Norman Maclean, Richard Friedenberg | Director: Robert Redford | Stars: Craig Sheffer, Brad Pitt, Tom Skerritt, Brenda Blethyn

17. Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)

PG-13 | 130 min | Drama, Comedy

7.6
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A housewife who is unhappy with her life befriends an old lady in a nursing home and is enthralled by the tales she tells of people she used to know.

Writers: Fannie Flagg, Carol Sobieski | Director: Jon Avnet | Stars: Kathy Bates, Jessica Tandy, Mary Stuart Masterson, Mary-Louise Parker

18. A Bronx Tale (1993)

R | 121 min | Crime, Drama

7.8
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80 Metascore

A father becomes worried when a local gangster befriends his son in the Bronx in the 1960s.

Writer: Chazz Palminteri | Director: Robert De Niro | Stars: Robert De Niro, Chazz Palminteri, Lillo Brancato, Francis Capra

19. Monster's Ball (2001)

R | 111 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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69 Metascore

After a family tragedy, a racist prison guard reexamines his attitudes while falling in love with the African American wife of the last prisoner he executed.

Writers: Milo Addica, Will Rokos | Director: Marc Forster | Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Halle Berry, Taylor Simpson, Gabrielle Witcher

20. Parental Guidance (2012)

PG | 105 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.0
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36 Metascore

Artie and Diane agree to look after their three grandkids when their type-A helicopter parents need to leave town for work. Problems arise when the kids' 21st-century behavior collides with Artie and Diane's old-school methods.

Writers: Lisa Addario, Joe Syracuse | Director: Andy Fickman | Stars: Billy Crystal, Bette Midler, Marisa Tomei, Tom Everett Scott

21. Some Kind of Wonderful (1987)

PG-13 | 95 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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55 Metascore

A young tomboy, Watts, finds her feelings for her best friend, Keith, run deeper than just friendship when he gets a date with the most popular girl in school. Unfortunately, the girl's old... See full summary »

Writer: John Hughes | Director: Howard Deutch | Stars: Eric Stoltz, Mary Stuart Masterson, Lea Thompson, Craig Sheffer

22. Dennis the Menace (1993)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Family

5.4
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When his parents have to go out of town, Dennis stays with Mr. and Mrs. Wilson. The little menace is driving Mr. Wilson crazy, but Dennis is just trying to be helpful. Even to the thief who's arrived in town.

Writers: Hank Ketcham, John Hughes | Director: Nick Castle | Stars: Walter Matthau, Mason Gamble, Joan Plowright, Christopher Lloyd

23. The Big Chill (1983)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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62 Metascore

A group of seven former college friends gather for a weekend reunion at a South Carolina winter house after the funeral of one of their friends.

Writers: Lawrence Kasdan, Barbara Benedek | Director: Lawrence Kasdan | Stars: Tom Berenger, Glenn Close, Jeff Goldblum, William Hurt

24. Rebel Without a Cause (1955)

PG-13 | 111 min | Drama

7.8
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A rebellious young man with a troubled past comes to a new town, finding friends and enemies.

Writers: Stewart Stern, Irving Shulman, Nicholas Ray | Director: Nicholas Ray | Stars: James Dean, Natalie Wood, Sal Mineo, Jim Backus

25. About Schmidt (2002)

R | 125 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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85 Metascore

A man upon retirement embarks on a journey to his estranged daughter's wedding only to discover more about himself and life than he ever expected.

Writers: Louis Begley, Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor | Director: Alexander Payne | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Hope Davis, Dermot Mulroney, Kathy Bates

26. The Next Karate Kid (1994)

PG | 107 min | Action, Drama, Family

4.2
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Mr. Miyagi is back and he takes a new pupil under his wing; a troubled adolescent girl.

Writers: Robert Mark Kamen, Mark Lee | Director: Christopher Cain | Stars: Pat Morita, Hilary Swank, Michael Ironside, Constance Towers

27. October Sky (1999)

PG | 108 min | Biography, Drama, Family

7.8
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71 Metascore

The true story of Homer Hickam, a coal miner's son who was inspired by the first Sputnik launch to take up rocketry against his father's wishes.

Writers: Homer H. Hickam Jr., Lewis Colick | Director: Joe Johnston | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Chris Cooper, Laura Dern, Chris Owen

28. Roots (1977 TV Mini-Series)

60 min | Drama, History, War

8.5
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A dramatization of author Alex Haley's family line from ancestor Kunta Kinte's enslavement to his descendants' liberation.

Stars: LeVar Burton, Olivia Cole, Ben Vereen, John Amos

29. Hairspray (1988)

PG | 92 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

6.9
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77 Metascore

A 'pleasantly plump' teenager teaches 1962 Baltimore a thing or two about integration after landing a spot on a local TV dance show.

Writer: John Waters | Director: John Waters | Stars: Sonny Bono, Ruth Brown, Divine, Deborah Harry

30. A Goofy Movie (1995)

G | 78 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.8
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When Max makes an preposterous promise to his girlfriend, his chances to fulfilling it seem hopeless when he is dragged onto a cross-country trip with his embarrassing father, Goofy.

Writers: Jymn Magon, Chris Matheson, Brian Pimental, Curtis Armstrong, John Doolittle | Director: Kevin Lima | Stars: Bill Farmer, Jason Marsden, Jim Cummings, Kellie Martin

31. The Ice Storm (1997)

R | 112 min | Drama

7.5
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72 Metascore

1973, suburban Connecticut: middle class families experimenting with casual sex, drink, etc., find their lives out of control.

Writers: Rick Moody, James Schamus | Director: Ang Lee | Stars: Kevin Kline, Joan Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Henry Czerny

32. Greenberg (2010)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.1
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76 Metascore

A man from Los Angeles, who moved to New York years ago, returns to L.A. to figure out his life while he house-sits for his brother. He soon sparks with his brother's assistant.

Writers: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Noah Baumbach | Director: Noah Baumbach | Stars: Ben Stiller, Greta Gerwig, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Rhys Ifans

33. Star Trek: Generations (1994)

PG | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

6.6
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55 Metascore

Captain Picard, with the help of supposedly dead Captain Kirk, must stop a madman willing to murder on a planetary scale in order to enter an energy ribbon.

Writers: Gene Roddenberry, Rick Berman, Ronald D. Moore, Brannon Braga | Director: David Carson | Stars: Patrick Stewart, William Shatner, Malcolm McDowell, Jonathan Frakes

34. Five Easy Pieces (1970)

R | 98 min | Drama

7.5
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A drop-out from upper-class America picks up work along the way on oil-rigs when his life isn't spent in a squalid succession of bars, motels, and other points of interest.

Writers: Carole Eastman, Bob Rafelson | Director: Bob Rafelson | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Karen Black, Billy Green Bush, Fannie Flagg

35. A Hard Day's Night (1964)

Approved | 87 min | Comedy, Music

7.7
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96 Metascore

A 'typical' day in the life of the Beatles, including many of their famous songs.

Writer: Alun Owen | Director: Richard Lester | Stars: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr

36. Corrina, Corrina (1994)

PG | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.4
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When Manny Singer's wife dies, his young daughter Molly becomes mute and withdrawn. To help cope with looking after Molly, he hires sassy housekeeper Corrina Washington, who coaxes Molly ... See full summary »

Writer: Jessie Nelson | Director: Jessie Nelson | Stars: Ray Liotta, Whoopi Goldberg, Tina Majorino, Noreen Hennessey

37. The Jazz Singer (1980)

PG | 115 min | Drama, Music, Romance

5.6
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The son of a Jewish Cantor must defy his father in order to pursue his dream of being a pop singer.

Writers: Samson Raphaelson, Herbert Baker, Stephen H. Foreman | Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Neil Diamond, Lucie Arnaz, Catlin Adams

38. Georgia Rule (2007)

R | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.9
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25 Metascore

Rachel comes to stay with her Grandmother Georgia for the summer leaving some obvious problems behind at home. Her alcoholic mother doesn't even stay the night before rushing back out to ... See full summary »

Writer: Mark Andrus | Director: Garry Marshall | Stars: Jane Fonda, Lindsay Lohan, Felicity Huffman, Dermot Mulroney

39. The House of the Spirits (1993)

R | 140 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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Chile, second half of the 20th century. The poor Esteban marries Clara and they get a daughter, Blanca. Esteban works hard and eventually gets money to buy a hacienda, eventually to become ... See full summary »

Writers: Isabel Allende, Bille August | Director: Bille August | Stars: Jeremy Irons, Meryl Streep, Maria Conchita Alonso, António Assunção

40. Whale Rider (2002)

PG-13 | 101 min | Drama, Family

7.7
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79 Metascore

A contemporary story of love, rejection and triumph as a young Maori girl fights to fulfill a destiny her grandfather refuses to recognize.

Writers: Niki Caro, Witi Ihimaera | Director: Niki Caro | Stars: Keisha Castle-Hughes, Rawiri Paratene, Vicky Haughton, Cliff Curtis

41. Harry and Tonto (1974)

R | 115 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.5
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When his apartment building is torn down, a retired lifelong New Yorker goes on a cross country odyssey with his beloved cat Tonto.

Writers: Paul Mazursky, Josh Greenfeld | Director: Paul Mazursky | Stars: Art Carney, Ellen Burstyn, René Enríquez, Herbert Berghof

42. *batteries not included (1987)

PG | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.5
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Apartment block tenants seek the aid of alien mechanical life-forms to save their building from demolition.

Writers: Mick Garris, Brad Bird, Matthew Robbins, Brent Maddock, S.S. Wilson | Director: Matthew Robbins | Stars: Hume Cronyn, Jessica Tandy, Frank McRae, Elizabeth Peña

43. American Dreams (2002–2005)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, Music

7.5
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Set to the soundtrack of the '60s, a Philadelphia family moves toward the cultural upheaval in the years ahead. The Pryors' teen daughter Meg tries to shed her "good girl" image by hanging ... See full summary »

Creator: Jonathan Prince | Stars: Gail O'Grady, Tom Verica, Brittany Snow, Will Estes

44. Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)

Approved | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.7
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In the year before the 1904 St Louis World's Fair, the four Smith daughters learn lessons of life and love, even as they prepare for a reluctant move to New York.

Writers: Irving Brecher, Fred F. Finklehoffe, Sally Benson | Director: Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Judy Garland, Margaret O'Brien, Mary Astor, Lucille Bremer

45. Hud (1963)

TV-PG | 112 min | Drama

7.9
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Hud Bannon is a ruthless young man who tarnishes everything and everyone he touches. Hud represents the perfect embodiment of alienated youth, out for kicks with no regard for the ... See full summary »

Writers: Irving Ravetch, Harriet Frank Jr., Larry McMurtry | Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: Paul Newman, Melvyn Douglas, Patricia Neal, Brandon De Wilde

46. Freaky Friday (1976)

G | 95 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.3
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A mother and daughter find their personalities switched and have to live each other's lives on one strange Friday.

Writer: Mary Rodgers | Director: Gary Nelson | Stars: Barbara Harris, Jodie Foster, John Astin, Patsy Kelly

47. Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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Documentary film-maker Bob Saunders and his wife Carol attend a group therapy session that serves as the backdrop for the opening scenes of the film. Returning to their Los Angeles home, ... See full summary »

Writers: Paul Mazursky, Larry Tucker | Director: Paul Mazursky | Stars: Natalie Wood, Robert Culp, Elliott Gould, Dyan Cannon

48. Tokyo Story (1953)

Not Rated | 136 min | Drama

8.3
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An old couple visit their children and grandchildren in the city; but the children have little time for them.

Writers: Kôgo Noda, Yasujirô Ozu | Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Chishû Ryû, Chieko Higashiyama, Sô Yamamura, Setsuko Hara

49. An Extremely Goofy Movie (2000 Video)

G | 76 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

6.3
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Max goes to college, but to his embarassment his father loses his job and goes to his son's campus.

Writers: Scott Gorden, Hillary Carlip | Director: Douglas McCarthy | Stars: Bill Farmer, Jason Marsden, Jeff Bennett, Jim Cummings

50. Peyton Place (1957)

Approved | 157 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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A peaceful New England town hides secrets and scandals.

Writers: John Michael Hayes, Grace Metalious | Director: Mark Robson | Stars: Lana Turner, Lee Philips, Lloyd Nolan, Arthur Kennedy