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1. Varsity Blues (1999)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.4
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50 Metascore

In small-town Texas, high school football is a religion. The head coach is deified, as long as the team is winning and 17-year-old schoolboys carry the hopes of an entire community onto the... See full summary »

Writer: W. Peter Iliff | Director: Brian Robbins | Stars: James Van Der Beek, Jon Voight, Paul Walker, Ron Lester

2. Juno (2007)

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

7.6
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81 Metascore

Faced with an unplanned pregnancy, an offbeat young woman makes an unusual decision regarding her unborn child.

Writer: Diablo Cody | Director: Jason Reitman | Stars: Ellen Page, Michael Cera, Jennifer Garner, Jason Bateman

3. The Blind Side (2009)

PG-13 | 129 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.7
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53 Metascore

The story of Michael Oher, a homeless and traumatized boy who became an All American football player and first round NFL draft pick with the help of a caring woman and her family.

Writers: John Lee Hancock, Michael Lewis | Director: John Lee Hancock | Stars: Quinton Aaron, Sandra Bullock, Tim McGraw, Jae Head

4. A Cinderella Story (2004)

PG | 95 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

5.8
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25 Metascore

Routinely exploited by her wicked stepmother, the downtrodden Sam Montgomery is excited about the prospect of meeting her Internet beau at the school's Halloween dance.

Writer: Leigh Dunlap | Director: Mark Rosman | Stars: Hilary Duff, Chad Michael Murray, Jennifer Coolidge, Dan Byrd

5. Coach Carter (2005)

PG-13 | 136 min | Drama, Sport

7.2
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57 Metascore

Controversy surrounds high school basketball coach Ken Carter after he benches his entire team for breaking their academic contract with him.

Writers: Mark Schwahn, John Gatins | Director: Thomas Carter | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Rick Gonzalez, Robert Ri'chard, Rob Brown

6. The Kids Are All Right (2010)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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86 Metascore

Two children conceived by artificial insemination bring their father into their family life.

Writers: Lisa Cholodenko, Stuart Blumberg | Director: Lisa Cholodenko | Stars: Annette Bening, Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo, Mia Wasikowska

7. The Basketball Diaries (1995)

R | 102 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.3
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46 Metascore

Film adaptation of street tough Jim Carroll's epistle about his kaleidoscopic free fall into the harrowing world of drug addiction. As a member of a seemingly unbeatable high school ... See full summary »

Writers: Jim Carroll, Bryan Goluboff | Director: Scott Kalvert | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Lorraine Bracco, Marilyn Sokol, James Madio

8. Brick (2005)

R | 110 min | Drama, Mystery

7.5
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72 Metascore

A teenage loner pushes his way into the underworld of a high school crime ring to investigate the disappearance of his ex-girlfriend.

Writer: Rian Johnson | Director: Rian Johnson | Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Lukas Haas, Emilie de Ravin, Meagan Good

9. The Lookout (2007)

R | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.1
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73 Metascore

Chris is a once promising high school athlete whose life is turned upside down following a tragic accident. As he tries to maintain a normal life, he takes a job as a janitor at a bank, where he ultimately finds himself caught up in a planned heist.

Writer: Scott Frank | Director: Scott Frank | Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jeff Daniels, Matthew Goode, Isla Fisher

10. Election (1999)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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83 Metascore

A high school teacher's personal life becomes complicated as he works with students during the school elections.

Writers: Tom Perrotta, Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor | Director: Alexander Payne | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Reese Witherspoon, Chris Klein, Jessica Campbell

11. Ice Princess (2005)

G | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.0
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55 Metascore

With the help of her coach, her parents, and the boy who drives the Zamboni machine, nothing can stop Casey (Trachtenberg) from realizing her dream to be a champion figure skater.

Writers: Meg Cabot, Hadley Davis | Director: Tim Fywell | Stars: Michelle Trachtenberg, Kim Cattrall, Trevor Blumas, Joan Cusack

12. Keith (I) (2008)

PG-13 | 93 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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17-year-old Natalie thinks she's got it all figured out until she falls for a guy who has nothing to lose.

Writers: David Zabel, Todd Kessler, Ron Carlson | Director: Todd Kessler | Stars: Elisabeth Harnois, Jesse McCartney, Margo Harshman, Ignacio Serricchio

13. The Hole (2001)

R | 102 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.2
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Four teenagers at a British private school secretly uncover and explore the depths of a sealed underground hole created decades ago as a possible bomb shelter.

Writers: Guy Burt, Ben Court, Caroline Ip | Director: Nick Hamm | Stars: Thora Birch, Desmond Harrington, Daniel Brocklebank, Laurence Fox

14. In the Valley of Elah (2007)

R | 121 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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65 Metascore

A retired military investigator works with a police detective to uncover the truth behind his son's disappearance following his return from a tour of duty in Iraq.

Writers: Paul Haggis, Mark Boal | Director: Paul Haggis | Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Charlize Theron, Jonathan Tucker, Jason Patric

15. Popular (1999–2001)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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Two girls who despise each other, due to being on opposite sides of the "popularity fence", are forced together upon learning that their parents are getting married.

Creator: Gina Matthews | Stars: Leslie Bibb, Carly Pope, Tamara Mello, Christopher Gorham

16. Crush (II) (2013)

PG-13 | Thriller

5.7
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A secret admirer's crush on a high school athlete takes a fatal turn.

Writer: Sonny Mallhi | Director: Malik Bader | Stars: Caitriona Balfe, Crystal Reed, Sarah Bolger, Lucas Till

17. All the Right Moves (1983)

R | 91 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

5.9
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62 Metascore

A high school footballer desperate for a scholarship and his headstrong coach clash in a dying Pennsylvania steel town.

Writers: Pat Jordan, Michael Kane | Director: Michael Chapman | Stars: Tom Cruise, Lea Thompson, Craig T. Nelson, Charles Cioffi

18. Hoosiers (1986)

PG | 114 min | Drama, Sport

7.6
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76 Metascore

A coach with a checkered past and a local drunk train a small town high school basketball team to become a top contender for the championship.

Writer: Angelo Pizzo | Director: David Anspaugh | Stars: Gene Hackman, Barbara Hershey, Dennis Hopper, Sheb Wooley

19. Above the Rim (1994)

R | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Sport

6.6
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Story of a promising high school basketball star and his relationships with two brothers, one a drug dealer and the other a former basketball star fallen on hard times and now employed as a security guard.

Writers: Jeff Pollack, Benny Medina, Barry Michael Cooper | Director: Jeff Pollack | Stars: Duane Martin, Tupac Shakur, Leon, David Bailey

20. To Save a Life (2009)

PG-13 | 120 min | Drama

7.2
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19 Metascore

After a childhood friend's death, Jake Taylor, an all-star athlete must change his life - and sacrifice his dreams to save the lives of others.

Writers: Brian Baugh, Jim Britts | Director: Brian Baugh | Stars: Randy Wayne, Deja Kreutzberg, Joshua Weigel, Steven Crowder

21. 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

22. Boston Public (2000–2004)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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The lives of 10 faculty members at a high school in Boston, Mass. weave in and out of dealing with trouble-makers, having a personal life, and keeping sanity.

Stars: Loretta Devine, Anthony Heald, Fyvush Finkel, Chi McBride

23. South of Nowhere (2005–2008)

Drama, Romance

8.2
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A family moves from Ohio to Los Angeles, where they find themselves unprepared for the city's fast pace, and the overcrowded public school that their three teenagers will attend.

Creator: Tommy Lynch | Stars: Gabrielle Christian, Mandy Musgrave, Matt Cohen, Maeve Quinlan

24. Undefeated (2011)

PG-13 | 113 min | Documentary, Sport

7.8
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71 Metascore

A documentary on an underdog football team who look to reverse their fortunes with coach Bill Courtney.

Directors: Daniel Lindsay, T.J. Martin | Stars: Bill Courtney, O.C. Brown, Montrail 'Money' Brown, Chavis Daniels

25. Sabrina the Teenage Witch (1996 TV Movie)

PG | 91 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.1
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A girl, sent by her parents to live with her two eccentric aunts, finds out on her sixteenth birthday that she is a witch.

Writers: Barney Cohen, Kathryn Wallack, Nicholas Factor | Director: Tibor Takács | Stars: Melissa Joan Hart, Sherry Miller, Charlene Fernetz, Michelle Beaudoin

26. 16-Love (2012)

PG | Comedy, Family, Romance

5.7
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When the number one junior player in the country is injured, she begins to discover the teenage life she never got to live... and find the love she never thought she'd have.

Writer: Leigh Dunlap | Director: Adam Lipsius | Stars: Lindsey Shaw, Chandler Massey, Keith Coulouris, Lindsey Black

27. Hoop Dreams (1994)

PG-13 | 170 min | Documentary, Drama, Sport

8.3
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98 Metascore

A film following the lives of two inner-city Chicago boys who struggle to become college basketball players on the road to going professional.

Writers: Steve James, Frederick Marx | Director: Steve James | Stars: William Gates, Arthur Agee, Emma Gates, Curtis Gates

28. Get Real (1998)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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A tenderly romantic coming-of-age story as two boys in a British school fall in love.

Writer: Patrick Wilde | Director: Simon Shore | Stars: Ben Silverstone, Brad Gorton, Charlotte Brittain, Stacy Hart

29. Den Brother (2010 TV Movie)

89 min | Family

5.7
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A high school hockey player forced to lead his sister's Girl Guide troop.

Writers: James Krieg, Michael Horowitz | Director: Mark L. Taylor | Stars: Hutch Dano, G. Hannelius, Vicki Lewis, Kelsey Chow

30. Beware the Gonzo (2010)

94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.5
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36 Metascore

Eddie "Gonzo" Gilman is starting a revolution. When the wild-eyed rebel journalist is ousted from his prep school's newspaper by its über-popular editor, Eddie fronts an underground ... See full summary »

Writer: Bryan Goluboff | Director: Bryan Goluboff | Stars: Ezra Miller, Zoë Kravitz, Griffin Newman, Stefanie Y. Hong

31. The '60s (1999 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 172 min | Drama

6.9
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The Herlihys are a working class family from Chicago whose three children take wildly divergent paths: Brian joins the Marines right out of High School and goes to Vietnam, Michael becomes ... See full summary »

Writers: Bill Couturié, Robert Greenfield, Jeffrey Alan Fiskin | Director: Mark Piznarski | Stars: Josh Hamilton, Julia Stiles, Jerry O'Connell, Jeremy Sisto

32. Book of Love (2004)

R | 83 min | Comedy, Drama

5.4
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Living among fusty academics, an unusual young man gets between a high school history teacher and his wife.

Writer: Alan Brown | Director: Alan Brown | Stars: Frances O'Connor, Simon Baker, Gregory Smith, Bryce Dallas Howard

33. The Final Season (2007)

PG | 119 min | Drama, Sport

6.7
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43 Metascore

Kent Stock disrupts his life to become coach of the Norway High School baseball team and try to lead them to victory.

Writers: Art D'Alessandro, James Grayford | Director: David M. Evans | Stars: Sean Astin, Powers Boothe, Rachael Leigh Cook, Jesse Henecke

34. The New Kids (1985)

R | 110 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

5.9
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A brother and sister arrive in a small town to help their relatives run an amusement park, and they find the town is terrorized by a local street gang.

Writers: Stephen Gyllenhaal, Brian Taggert | Director: Sean S. Cunningham | Stars: Shannon Presby, Lori Loughlin, James Spader, John Philbin

35. Denied (2004)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama

4.9
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Troy, a recent high school graduate, is in love with his best friend Merrick, but Merrick isn't willing to be in a relationship with him. Troy is forced to deal with Merrick's selfishness, his own aching heart, and his unfulfilling life.

Writer: David Paul Scott | Director: David Paul Scott | Stars: Lee Rumohr, Matt Sadowski-Austin, Sarah Kanter, Matthew Finlason

36. Going to the Mat (2004 TV Movie)

G | 120 min | Drama, Family, Sport

7.2
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Jace Newfield has a problem. Besides being blind and being the new kid at school, his problem is that the kids at his new school thinks he's a jerk. Jace has to find a way to be accepted ... See full summary »

Writers: Chris Nolan, Laurie Nolan, Steve Bloom, Stu Krieger | Director: Stuart Gillard | Stars: Andrew Lawrence, Khleo Thomas, Alessandra Torresani, Wayne Brady

37. American Teen (2008)

PG-13 | 95 min | Documentary

6.5
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66 Metascore

A documentary on seniors at a high school in a small Indiana town and their various cliques.

Writer: Nanette Burstein | Director: Nanette Burstein | Stars: Hannah Bailey, Jake Tusing, Megan Krizmanich, Colin Clemens

38. You'll Get Over It (2002 TV Movie)

86 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

7.0
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52 Metascore

When Vincent finds himself a victim of outing in his high school, he must accept to live with the drastic changes it provokes, and redefine his relationships with his friends and family.

Writer: Vincent Molina | Director: Fabrice Cazeneuve | Stars: Julien Baumgartner, Julia Maraval, Jérémie Elkaïm, François Comar

39. Watercolors (2008)

114 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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When a gifted, young artist (Danny) arrives at the opening of his first New York exhibition his erotic paintings trigger memories of his first love (Carter)... See full synopsis »

Writer: David Oliveras | Director: David Oliveras | Stars: Tye Olson, Kyle Clare, Ellie Araiza, Casey Kramer

40. Go Tigers! (2001)

R | 103 min | Documentary, Sport

7.4
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69 Metascore

"Go Tigers!" is a rare behind-the-scenes chronicling of a remarkable season for the Massillon Tigers high school football team, played out in a small rustbelt town that draws its identity ... See full summary »

Writer: Kenneth A. Carlson | Director: Kenneth A. Carlson | Stars: Dave Irwin, Ellery Moore, Joe Paterno, Danny Studer

41. Swimming Upstream (2002)

PG-13 | 105 min | Drama

6.5
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The scrapbook of most teenagers shows family members and friends at a picnic, at the high school basketball game, at Disneyland. Morris Bird III's, however, paints a different picture. This... See full summary »

Writers: Robert J. Emery, Don Robertson | Director: Robert J. Emery | Stars: Matt Czuchry, Ben Savage, Jeffrey DeMunn, Kelly Rutherford

42. Head Games (2012)

PG-13 | 95 min | Documentary, Sport

7.3
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A documentary that follows football player and pro-wrestler Chris Nowinski's quest to uncover the truth about the consequences of sports related head injuries.

Director: Steve James | Stars: Chris Nowinski, Gene Atkins, Laura Balcer, Hunt Batjer

43. The Climb (1997)

PG-13 | 98 min | Drama

6.8
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John Langer, a crusty old civic engineer, has an arsenal full of memories. With irreverent wit, he rattles on, in his irascible humorous style, burning his spicy stories into the ... See full summary »

Writer: Vince McKewin | Director: Bob Swaim | Stars: John Hurt, Gregory Smith, David Strathairn, Stephen McHattie

44. Waterboys (2001)

90 min | Comedy, Sport

7.3
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In a Japanese high school, a class of adolescent geeks joins the new synchronized swimming teacher and takes up the challenge to take part in the competition, in spite of the mockeries of the "real sportsmen".

Writers: Yasushi Fukuda, Shinobu Yaguchi | Director: Shinobu Yaguchi | Stars: Satoshi Tsumabuki, Hiroshi Tamaki, Akifumi Miura, Kôen Kondô

45. OT: Our Town (2002)

76 min | Documentary

7.3
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75 Metascore

Dominguez High, in the infamous Compton, CA, has not produced a play in over twenty years. With no money and no stage, two teachers and twenty-four students attempt to produce Thornton Wilder's American Classic OUR TOWN.

Writer: Thornton Wilder | Director: Scott Hamilton Kennedy | Stars: Catherine Borek, Karen Greene, Ebony Starr Norwood-Brown, Archie Posada

46. America Brown (2004)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama

6.3
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A coming-of-age drama that centers on a young quarterback from West Texas, a priest in New York, and the two women in their lives.

Writer: Paul Black | Director: Paul Black | Stars: Ryan Kwanten, Hill Harper, Natasha Lyonne, Élodie Bouchez

47. Blue Ridge Fall (1999)

R | 100 min | Crime, Drama

5.6
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In Jefferson Creek, North Carolina, the colors of autumn signal Friday night lights, and high-school quarterback Danny Shepherd is the main event. He and his friends, Shane and Taz, live ... See full summary »

Writer: James Rowe | Director: James Rowe | Stars: Peter Facinelli, Jay R. Ferguson, Rodney Eastman, Chris Isaak

48. For You in Full Blossom - Ikemen Paradise - (2007– )

54 min | Comedy, Drama

8.3
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Already a successful television series in Taiwan, this Japanese language drama is also based on the manga by Nakajo Hisaya. Horikita Maki plays Ashiya Mizuki, a Japanese girl who has been ... See full summary »

Stars: Maki Horikita, Shun Oguri, Tôma Ikuta, Yûma Ishigaki

49. Night Screams (1987)

Horror

4.1
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A football star throws a party for his friends. Two insane killers escape from a nearby asylum on that same night, and in their efforts to elude authorities, wind up at the party.

Writers: Mitch Brian, Dillis L. Hart II | Director: Allen Plone | Stars: Joseph Paul Manno, Ron Thomas, Randy Lundsford, Megan Wyss

50. Take Down (1979)

PG | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.6
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An unqualified teacher finds himself saddled with coaching duties after a small group of high school seniors form a wrestling team in a last ditch effort to end a 9-year losing streak against a rival school.

Writers: Eric Hendershot, Kieth Merrill | Director: Keith Merrill | Stars: Edward Herrmann, Kathleen Lloyd, Lorenzo Lamas, Maureen McCormick