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1. The Vampire Diaries (2009– )

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

8.0
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A teenage girl is torn between two vampire brothers.

Creators: Julie Plec, Kevin Williamson | Stars: Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder, Kat Graham

Votes: 186,964

2. The DUFF (2015)

PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy

6.9
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56 Metascore

A high school senior instigates a social pecking order revolution after finding out that she has been labeled the DUFF - Designated Ugly Fat Friend - by her prettier, more popular counterparts.

Writers: Josh A. Cagan, Kody Keplinger | Director: Ari Sandel | Stars: Mae Whitman, Bella Thorne, Robbie Amell, Allison Janney

Votes: 8,838

3. Pretty Little Liars (2010– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller | Active

7.9
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Four friends band together against an anonymous foe who threatens to reveal their darkest secrets, while unraveling the mystery of the murder of their best friend.

Creator: I. Marlene King | Stars: Lucy Hale, Shay Mitchell, Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson

Votes: 90,748

4. The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006)

PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.9
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46 Metascore

A teenager becomes a major competitor in the world of drift racing after moving in with his father in Tokyo to avoid a jail sentence in America.

Writer: Chris Morgan | Director: Justin Lin | Stars: Lucas Black, Zachery Ty Bryan, Shad Moss, Damien Marzette

Votes: 146,258

5. Bates Motel (2013– )

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

8.2
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"Bates Motel" is a contemporary prequel to the genre-defining film "Psycho," and gives a portrayal of how Norman Bates' (Freddie Highmore) psyche unravels through his teenage years. Fans ... See full summary »

Creators: Carlton Cuse, Kerry Ehrin, Anthony Cipriano | Stars: Vera Farmiga, Freddie Highmore, Max Thieriot, Nicola Peltz

Votes: 43,091

6. Glee (2009– )

TV-PG | 44 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.8
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A group of ambitious misfits try to escape the harsh realities of high school by joining a glee club, where they find strength, acceptance and, ultimately, their voice, while working to pursue dreams of their own.

Creators: Ian Brennan, Brad Falchuk, Ryan Murphy | Stars: Lea Michele, Jane Lynch, Matthew Morrison, Cory Monteith

Votes: 109,530

7. Gossip Girl (2007–2012)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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Privileged teens living on the Upper Eastside of New York City.

Creators: Stephanie Savage, Josh Schwartz | Stars: Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Penn Badgley, Ed Westwick

Votes: 97,772

8. Boyhood (I) (2014)

R | 165 min | Drama

8.1
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100 Metascore

The life of Mason, from early childhood to his arrival at college.

Writer: Richard Linklater | Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke, Elijah Smith

Votes: 190,395

9. Teen Wolf (2011– )

TV-14 | 41 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror | Active

7.8
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A somewhat awkward teen is attacked by a werewolf and inherits the curse himself, as well as the enemies that come with it.

Creator: Jeff Davis | Stars: Tyler Posey, Dylan O'Brien, Tyler Hoechlin, Holland Roden

Votes: 64,976

10. One Tree Hill (2003–2012)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Sport

7.7
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This series follows the eventful lives of some high-school kids in Tree Hill, a small but not too quiet town in North Carolina, where the greatest source of pride is the high school basketball team, the Ravens,

Creator: Mark Schwahn | Stars: Chad Michael Murray, James Lafferty, Hilarie Burton, Bethany Joy Lenz

Votes: 50,343

11. Twin Peaks (1990–1991)

TV-MA | 47 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

9.0
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An idiosyncratic FBI agent investigates the murder of a young woman in the even more idiosyncratic town of Twin Peaks.

Creators: Mark Frost, David Lynch | Stars: Kyle MacLachlan, Michael Ontkean, Mädchen Amick, Dana Ashbrook

Votes: 86,337

12. Friday Night Lights (2006– )

44 min | Drama, Sport

8.7
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The trials and tribulations of small town Texas football players, their friends, family, and coaching staff.

Creator: Peter Berg | Stars: Kyle Chandler, Connie Britton, Aimee Teegarden, Brad Leland

Votes: 35,287

13. That '70s Show (1998–2006)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

8.1
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A comedy revolving around a group of teenage friends, their mishaps, and their coming of age, set in 1970s Wisconsin.

Creators: Mark Brazill, Bonnie Turner, Terry Turner | Stars: Topher Grace, Laura Prepon, Mila Kunis, Danny Masterson

Votes: 99,952

14. 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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70 Metascore

A new kid must find a guy to date the meanest girl in school, the older sister of the girl he has a crush on, who cannot date until her older sister does.

Writers: Karen McCullah, Kirsten Smith | Director: Gil Junger | Stars: Heath Ledger, Julia Stiles, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Larisa Oleynik

Votes: 191,798

15. American Beauty (1999)

R | 122 min | Drama

8.4
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86 Metascore

A sexually frustrated suburban father has a mid-life crisis after becoming infatuated with his daughter's best friend.

Writer: Alan Ball | Director: Sam Mendes | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Thora Birch, Wes Bentley

Votes: 707,019

16. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

8.2
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A young girl, destined to slay vampires, demons and other infernal creatures, deals with her life fighting evil, with the help of her friends.

Creator: Joss Whedon | Stars: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan, Anthony Head

Votes: 89,609

17. Back to the Future (1985)

PG | 116 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

8.5
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86 Metascore

A young man is accidentally sent 30 years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his friend, Dr. Emmett Brown, and must make sure his high-school-age parents unite in order to save his own existence.

Writers: Robert Zemeckis, Bob Gale | Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover

Votes: 592,867

18. Twilight (I) (2008)

PG-13 | 122 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

5.2
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56 Metascore

A teenage girl risks everything when she falls in love with a vampire.

Writers: Melissa Rosenberg, Stephenie Meyer | Director: Catherine Hardwicke | Stars: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Billy Burke, Sarah Clarke

Votes: 316,722

19. The Boy Next Door (2015)

R | 91 min | Thriller

4.4
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30 Metascore

A recently cheated on married woman falls for a younger man who has moved in next door, but their torrid affair soon takes a dangerous turn.

Writer: Barbara Curry | Director: Rob Cohen | Stars: Jennifer Lopez, Ryan Guzman, Kristin Chenoweth, John Corbett

Votes: 10,017

20. Smallville (2001–2011)

TV-PG | 60 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.5
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A young Clark Kent struggles to find his place in the world as he learns to harness his alien powers for good and deals with the typical troubles of teenage life in Smallville.

Creators: Alfred Gough, Miles Millar | Stars: Tom Welling, Michael Rosenbaum, Allison Mack, Kristin Kreuk

Votes: 86,558

21. 90210 (2008–2013)

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.0
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A Kansas family relocates to Beverly Hills, where their two children adapt to the infamous social drama of West Beverly Hills High.

Creators: Darren Star, Jeff Judah, Gabe Sachs, Rob Thomas | Stars: Shenae Grimes-Beech, Tristan Wilds, AnnaLynne McCord, Jessica Stroup

Votes: 32,263

22. Into the Storm (2014)

PG-13 | 89 min | Action, Thriller

5.9
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44 Metascore

Storm trackers, thrill-seekers, and everyday townspeople document an unprecedented onslaught of tornadoes touching down in the town of Silverton.

Writer: John Swetnam | Director: Steven Quale | Stars: Richard Armitage, Sarah Wayne Callies, Matt Walsh, Max Deacon

Votes: 43,359

23. Boy Meets World (1993–2000)

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

8.1
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Adolescent Cory Matthews grows up, and faces problems with friends, family, and school.

Creators: Michael Jacobs, April Kelly | Stars: Ben Savage, Rider Strong, William Daniels, Betsy Randle

Votes: 28,922

24. If I Stay (2014)

PG-13 | 107 min | Drama, Music, Romance

6.8
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46 Metascore

Life changes in an instant for young Mia Hall after a car accident puts her in a coma. During an out-of-body experience, she must decide whether to wake up and live a life far different than she had imagined. The choice is hers if she can go on.

Writers: Shauna Cross, Gayle Forman | Director: R.J. Cutler | Stars: Chloë Grace Moretz, Mireille Enos, Jamie Blackley, Joshua Leonard

Votes: 52,479

25. Warrior (2011)

PG-13 | 140 min | Drama, Sport

8.2
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71 Metascore

The youngest son of an alcoholic former boxer returns home, where he's trained by his father for competition in a mixed martial arts tournament - a path that puts the fighter on a collision corner with his older brother.

Writers: Gavin O'Connor, Anthony Tambakis, Cliff Dorfman | Director: Gavin O'Connor | Stars: Tom Hardy, Nick Nolte, Joel Edgerton, Jennifer Morrison

Votes: 272,048

26. The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)

PG-13 | 102 min | Drama, Romance

8.1
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67 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 294,522

27. Freaks and Geeks (1999–2000)

TV-14 | 44 min | Comedy, Drama

9.0
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After her grandmother's death, a high school mathlete starts hanging out with a group of burnouts while her younger brother navigates his freshman year.

Creator: Paul Feig | Stars: Linda Cardellini, John Francis Daley, James Franco, Samm Levine

Votes: 75,585

28. Mean Girls (2004)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy

7.0
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66 Metascore

Cady Heron is a hit with The Plastics, the A-list girl clique at her new school, until she makes the mistake of falling for Aaron Samuels, the ex-boyfriend of alpha Plastic Regina George.

Writers: Rosalind Wiseman, Tina Fey | Director: Mark Waters | Stars: Lindsay Lohan, Jonathan Bennett, Rachel McAdams, Tina Fey

Votes: 204,576

29. The Spectacular Now (2013)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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82 Metascore

A hard-partying high school senior's philosophy on life changes when he meets the not-so-typical "nice girl."

Writers: Scott Neustadter, Michael H. Weber, Tim Tharp | Director: James Ponsoldt | Stars: Miles Teller, Shailene Woodley, Kyle Chandler, Jennifer Jason Leigh

Votes: 76,895

30. Donnie Darko (2001)

R | 113 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

8.1
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71 Metascore

A troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a large bunny rabbit that manipulates him to commit a series of crimes, after narrowly escaping a bizarre accident.

Writer: Richard Kelly | Director: Richard Kelly | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Mary McDonnell, Holmes Osborne

Votes: 502,149

31. Kick-Ass (2010)

R | 117 min | Action, Comedy

7.7
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66 Metascore

Dave Lizewski is an unnoticed high school student and comic book fan who one day decides to become a super-hero, even though he has no powers, training or meaningful reason to do so.

Writers: Jane Goldman, Matthew Vaughn, Mark Millar, John Romita Jr. | Director: Matthew Vaughn | Stars: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Nicolas Cage, Chloë Grace Moretz, Garrett M. Brown

Votes: 383,769

32. X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)

PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.7
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40 Metascore

A look at Wolverine's early life, in particular his time with the government squad Team X and the impact it will have on his later years.

Writers: David Benioff, Skip Woods | Director: Gavin Hood | Stars: Hugh Jackman, Liev Schreiber, Ryan Reynolds, Danny Huston

Votes: 298,065

33. She's All That (1999)

PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Romance

5.8
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51 Metascore

A high school jock makes a bet that he can turn an unattractive girl into the school's prom queen.

Writer: R. Lee Fleming Jr. | Director: Robert Iscove | Stars: Freddie Prinze Jr., Rachael Leigh Cook, Matthew Lillard, Paul Walker

Votes: 59,541

34. The Breakfast Club (1985)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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62 Metascore

Five high school students, all different stereotypes, meet in detention, where they pour their hearts out to each other, and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought.

Writer: John Hughes | Director: John Hughes | Stars: Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Ally Sheedy

Votes: 219,570

35. 21 Jump Street (2012)

R | 109 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.2
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69 Metascore

A pair of underachieving cops are sent back to a local high school to blend in and bring down a synthetic drug ring.

Writers: Michael Bacall, Jonah Hill, Patrick Hasburgh, Stephen J. Cannell | Directors: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller | Stars: Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube, Brie Larson

Votes: 344,232

36. The Secret Life of the American Teenager (2008– )

43 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

5.0
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After an unplanned pregnancy, teenager Amy Juergens's life will never be the same, as she deals with other teenagers around her.

Creator: Brenda Hampton | Stars: Shailene Woodley, Molly Ringwald, India Eisley, Mark Derwin

Votes: 15,627

37. The First Time (I) (2012)

PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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55 Metascore

A shy senior and a down-to-earth junior fall in love over the weekend.

Writer: Jon Kasdan | Director: Jon Kasdan | Stars: Dylan O'Brien, Britt Robertson, Victoria Justice, James Frecheville

Votes: 35,037

38. 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.

Writer: Bert V. Royal | Director: Will Gluck | Stars: Emma Stone, Amanda Bynes, Penn Badgley, Dan Byrd

Votes: 232,474

39. She's the Man (2006)

PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Romance

6.4
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45 Metascore

When her brother decides to ditch for a couple weeks in London, Viola heads over to his elite boarding school, disguises herself as him, and proceeds to fall for one of her soccer teammates. Little does she realize she's not the only one with romantic troubles, as she, as he, gets in the middle of a series of intermingled love affairs.

Writers: Ewan Leslie, Karen McCullah, Kirsten Smith | Director: Andy Fickman | Stars: Amanda Bynes, Laura Ramsey, Channing Tatum, Vinnie Jones

Votes: 97,906

40. Grease (1978)

PG-13 | 110 min | Musical, Romance

7.2
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70 Metascore

Good girl Sandy and greaser Danny fell in love over the summer. But when they unexpectedly discover they're now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance?

Writers: Jim Jacobs, Warren Casey, Bronte Woodard, Allan Carr | Director: Randal Kleiser | Stars: John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing, Jeff Conaway

Votes: 144,844

41. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)

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

7.5
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69 Metascore

Scott Pilgrim must defeat his new girlfriend's seven evil exes in order to win her heart.

Writers: Michael Bacall, Edgar Wright, Bryan Lee O'Malley | Director: Edgar Wright | Stars: Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Kieran Culkin, Alison Pill

Votes: 236,445

42. The Guest (I) (2014)

R | 99 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller

6.7
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76 Metascore

A soldier introduces himself to the Peterson family, claiming to be a friend of their son who died in action. After the young man is welcomed into their home, a series of accidental deaths seem to be connected to his presence.

Writer: Simon Barrett | Director: Adam Wingard | Stars: Dan Stevens, Sheila Kelley, Maika Monroe, Joel David Moore

Votes: 40,733

43. Transformers (2007)

PG-13 | 144 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.2
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61 Metascore

An ancient struggle between two Cybertronian races, the heroic Autobots and the evil Decepticons, comes to Earth, with a clue to the ultimate power held by a teenager.

Writers: Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman, John Rogers | Director: Michael Bay | Stars: Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson

Votes: 457,417

44. McFarland, USA (2015)

PG | 129 min | Drama, Sport

7.8
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60 Metascore

A cross country coach in a small California town transforms a team of athletes into championship contenders.

Writers: Christopher Cleveland, Bettina Gilois, Grant Thompson | Director: Niki Caro | Stars: Kevin Costner, Maria Bello, Ramiro Rodriguez, Carlos Pratts

Votes: 2,759

45. Spider-Man (2002)

PG-13 | 121 min | Action, Adventure

7.3
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73 Metascore

When bitten by a genetically modified spider, a nerdy, shy, and awkward high school student gains spider-like abilities that he eventually must use to fight evil as a superhero after tragedy befalls his family.

Writers: Stan Lee, Steve Ditko, David Koepp | Director: Sam Raimi | Stars: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, Willem Dafoe, James Franco

Votes: 466,308

46. The Fosters (2013– )

60 min | Drama | Active

8.1
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Teenager Callie Jacobs is placed in a foster home with a lesbian couple and their blend of biological, adoptive and foster children.

Creators: Brad Bredeweg, Peter Paige | Stars: Teri Polo, Sherri Saum, David Lambert, Maia Mitchell

Votes: 11,126

47. Boogie Nights (1997)

R | 155 min | Drama

7.9
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85 Metascore

The story of a young man's adventures in the Californian pornography industry of the late 1970s and early 1980s.

Writer: Paul Thomas Anderson | Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Julianne Moore, Burt Reynolds, Luis Guzmán

Votes: 168,629

48. American Pie (1999)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Romance

7.0
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58 Metascore

Four teenage boys enter a pact to lose their virginity by prom night.

Writer: Adam Herz | Directors: Paul Weitz, Chris Weitz | Stars: Jason Biggs, Chris Klein, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Alyson Hannigan

Votes: 286,171

49. Clueless (1995)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Romance

6.7
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68 Metascore

A rich high school student tries to boost a new pupil's popularity, but reckons without affairs of the heart getting in the way.

Writer: Amy Heckerling | Director: Amy Heckerling | Stars: Alicia Silverstone, Stacey Dash, Brittany Murphy, Paul Rudd

Votes: 101,667

50. X-Men (2000)

PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.4
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64 Metascore

Two mutants come to a private academy for their kind whose resident superhero team must oppose a terrorist organization with similar powers.

Writers: Tom DeSanto, Bryan Singer, David Hayter | Director: Bryan Singer | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, Famke Janssen

Votes: 380,705