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1. World's Greatest Dad (I) (2009)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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69 Metascore

When his son's body is found in a humiliating accident, a lonely high school teacher inadvertently attracts an overwhelming amount of community and media attention after covering up the truth with a phony suicide note.

Writer: Bobcat Goldthwait | Director: Bobcat Goldthwait | Stars: Robin Williams, Daryl Sabara, Morgan Murphy, Naomi Glick

2. Saved by the Bell (1989–1993)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

7.0
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A TV show centered on six students and their years at Bayside High School in Palisades, California.

Creator: Sam Bobrick | Stars: Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Mario Lopez, Dustin Diamond, Lark Voorhies

3. Glee (2009– )

44 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.9
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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.

Stars: Lea Michele, Jane Lynch, Matthew Morrison, Cory Monteith

4. 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

5. 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

6. 3 Days to Kill (2014)

PG-13 | 117 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.2
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40 Metascore

A dying CIA agent trying to reconnect with his estranged daughter is offered an experimental drug that could save his life in exchange for one last assignment.

Writers: Adi Hasak, Luc Besson | Director: McG | Stars: Kevin Costner, Hailee Steinfeld, Connie Nielsen, Amber Heard

7. Warrior (2011)

PG-13 | 140 min | Drama, Sport

8.3
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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

8. 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

9. 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

10. The Girl Next Door (2004)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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47 Metascore

A teenager's dreams come true when a former porn star moves in next door and they fall in love.

Writers: David Wagner, Brent Goldberg, Stuart Blumberg | Director: Luke Greenfield | Stars: Emile Hirsch, Nicholas Downs, Elisha Cuthbert, Timothy Olyphant

11. Scream (1996)

R | 111 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

7.2
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65 Metascore

A masked killer begins murdering teenagers in a small town, and as the body count rises, one girl and her friends contemplate the "rules" of horror films as they find themselves living in a real-life one.

Writer: Kevin Williamson | Director: Wes Craven | Stars: Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Skeet Ulrich

12. The Crazies (2010)

R | 101 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.6
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55 Metascore

About the inhabitants of a small Iowa town suddenly plagued by insanity and then death after a mysterious toxin contaminates their water supply.

Writers: Scott Kosar, Ray Wright, George A. Romero | Director: Breck Eisner | Stars: Radha Mitchell, Timothy Olyphant, Danielle Panabaker, Joe Anderson

13. A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)

R | 95 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.2
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35 Metascore

A re-imagining of the horror icon Freddy Krueger, a serial-killer who wields a glove with four blades embedded in the fingers and kills people in their dreams, resulting in their real death in reality.

Writers: Wesley Strick, Eric Heisserer, Wes Craven | Director: Samuel Bayer | Stars: Jackie Earle Haley, Rooney Mara, Kyle Gallner, Katie Cassidy

14. The Faculty (1998)

R | 104 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.4
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61 Metascore

Students suspect that their teachers are aliens after bizarre occurances.

Writers: David Wechter, Bruce Kimmel, Kevin Williamson | Director: Robert Rodriguez | Stars: Jordana Brewster, Clea DuVall, Laura Harris, Josh Hartnett

15. Take the Lead (2006)

PG-13 | 118 min | Drama, Music

6.6
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55 Metascore

The real story of a dance teacher who believed in the talent of a group of problem kids.

Writer: Dianne Houston | Director: Liz Friedlander | Stars: Antonio Banderas, Rob Brown, Yaya DaCosta, Alfre Woodard

16. Charlie Bartlett (2007)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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54 Metascore

A rich kid becomes the self-appointed psychiatrist to the student body of his new high school.

Writer: Gustin Nash | Director: Jon Poll | Stars: Anton Yelchin, Robert Downey Jr., Hope Davis, Kat Dennings

17. Akira (1988)

R | 124 min | Animation, Action, Sci-Fi

8.1
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76 Metascore

A secret military project endangers Neo-Tokyo when it turns a biker gang member into a rampaging psionic psychopath that only two kids and a group of psionics can stop.

Writers: Katsuhiro Ôtomo, Izô Hashimoto | Director: Katsuhiro Ôtomo | Stars: Nozomu Sasaki, Mami Koyama, Mitsuo Iwata, Tesshô Genda

18. 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.

Writers: Todd Hickey, Robert Tannen | Director: Roger Donaldson | Stars: Nicolas Cage, January Jones, Guy Pearce, Harold Perrineau

19. 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

20. Lean on Me (1989)

PG-13 | 108 min | Action, Drama

7.4
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The dedicated but tyrannical Joe Clark is appointed the principal of a decaying inner-city school that he is determined to improve.

Writer: Michael Schiffer | Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Beverly Todd, Robert Guillaume, Alan North

21. Detention (2011)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.8
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45 Metascore

As a killer named Cinderhella stalks the student body at the high school in Grizzly Lake, a group of co-eds band together to survive while they're all serving detention.

Writers: Joseph Kahn, Mark Palermo | Director: Joseph Kahn | Stars: Josh Hutcherson, Shanley Caswell, Spencer Locke, Dane Cook

22. My Soul to Take (2010)

R | 107 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

4.7
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25 Metascore

A serial killer returns to his hometown to stalk seven children who share the same birthday as the date he was allegedly put to rest.

Writer: Wes Craven | Director: Wes Craven | Stars: Max Thieriot, John Magaro, Denzel Whitaker, Zena Grey

23. Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever (2009)

R | 86 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

4.3
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A high school prom faces a deadly threat: a flesh-eating virus that spreads via a popular brand of bottled water.

Writers: Joshua Malkin, Randy Pearlstein, Ti West | Director: Ti West | Stars: Rider Strong, Noah Segan, Alexi Wasser, Rusty Kelley

24. Parker Lewis Can't Lose (1990–1993)

30 min | Comedy

8.0
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For a cool high school kid and his friends, thwarting authority figures and other enemies is not a problem.

Creator: Clyde Phillips | Stars: Corin Nemec, Billy Jayne, Troy W. Slaten, Melanie Chartoff

25. Terri (2011)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Drama

6.5
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72 Metascore

Centers on a large 15-year-old boy in a small town as he struggles to adjust to his difficult life.

Writers: Patrick Dewitt, Azazel Jacobs | Director: Azazel Jacobs | Stars: John C. Reilly, Jacob Wysocki, Bridger Zadina, Creed Bratton

26. Hamlet 2 (2008)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Music

6.4
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54 Metascore

In this irreverent comedy, a failed actor-turned-worse-high-school-drama-teacher rallies his Tucson, AZ students as he conceives and stages politically incorrect musical sequel to Shakespeare's Hamlet.

Writers: Pam Brady, Andrew Fleming | Director: Andrew Fleming | Stars: Steve Coogan, Elisabeth Shue, Catherine Keener, Joseph Julian Soria

27. Heartbreak High (1994–1999)

50 min | Drama

7.9
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The series based on the lives of a group of students who attend the fictional Hartley High School in Sydney. Praised for its willingness to tackle gritty issues, from drugs to romance to ... See full summary »

Stars: Callan Mulvey, Lara Cox, Emma Roche, Ada Nicodemou

28. Unnatural History (2010– )

60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.5
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Creator: Mike Werb | Stars: Kevin G. Schmidt, Jordan Gavaris, Italia Ricci, Martin Donovan

29. Odd Girl Out (2005 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 84 min | Drama

7.0
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A mother and her daughter confront the intimidation of teen peer pressure and the emotionally brutalizing social rituals of high school. A well-adjusted teenager becomes depressed when ... See full summary »

Writers: Rachel Simmons, Matthew McDuffie, Richard Kletter | Director: Tom McLoughlin | Stars: Alexa PenaVega, Lisa Vidal, Leah Pipes, Elizabeth Rice

30. The Winning Season (2009)

PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Sport

6.7
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53 Metascore

A comedy centered on a has-been coach who is given a shot at redemption when he's asked to run his local high school's girls basketball team.

Writer: James C. Strouse | Director: James C. Strouse | Stars: Sam Rockwell, Emma Roberts, Rob Corddry, Emily Rios

31. National Lampoon's Senior Trip (1995)

R | 91 min | Adventure, Comedy

5.5
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While on detention, a group of misfits and slackers have to write a letter to the President explaining what is wrong with the education system. There is only one problem, the President ... See full summary »

Writers: Roger Kumble, I. Marlene King | Director: Kelly Makin | Stars: Matt Frewer, Valerie Mahaffey, Lawrence Dane, Tommy Chong

32. Hurricane Season (2009)

PG-13 | Drama, Sport

6.7
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A year after Hurricane Katrina, Al Collins, a high school basketball coach in Marrero, Louisiana, assembles a team of players who had previously attended five different schools before the ... See full summary »

Writer: Robert Eisele | Director: Tim Story | Stars: Forest Whitaker, Isaiah Washington, Shad Moss, Taraji P. Henson

33. 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

34. 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

35. Detention (2003)

R | 98 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

4.2
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A heroic high school teacher leads a band of students trapped in school by violent drug-runners.

Writers: Paul Lynch, John Sheppard | Director: Sidney J. Furie | Stars: Dolph Lundgren, Alex Karzis, Kata Dobó, Corey Sevier

36. Breaking Belding (2013)

8 min | Short, Comedy

6.0
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Writers: Anthony Baldino, Josie Kavadoy, James Kirkland, Sandeep Parikh, Michael A. Pinckney, Michael Reich | Director: Sandeep Parikh | Stars: Brendan Bradley, Mike Rose, Mandell Maughan, Mircea Monroe

37. Black Circle Boys (1997)

R | 101 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

4.9
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All-American Kyle is the newest initiate of the Black Circle Boys, an underworld society of gothic groupies whose primary interests are creating mayhem and studying the Occult. By the time ... See full summary »

Writer: Matthew Carnahan | Director: Matthew Carnahan | Stars: Scott Bairstow, Eric Mabius, Tara Subkoff, Chad Lindberg

38. Amreeka (2009)

PG-13 | 96 min | Drama

7.1
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73 Metascore

A drama centered on the trials and tribulations of a proud Palestinian Christian immigrant single mother and her teenage son in small town Indiana.

Writer: Cherien Dabis | Director: Cherien Dabis | Stars: Nisreen Faour, Melkar Muallem, Hiam Abbass, Alia Shawkat

39. All I Desire (1953)

Approved | 79 min | Drama

7.1
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In 1910, a wayward mother re-visits the family she deserted.

Writers: James Gunn, Robert Blees, Gina Kaus, Carol Ryrie Brink | Director: Douglas Sirk | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Richard Carlson, Lyle Bettger, Marcia Henderson

40. Surf II (1984)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Music

3.7
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Evil Nerd Menlo wants to get revenge on some surfers by selling a bad batch of soda called Buzz Cola which turns people into mutant zombies. Its upto Jocko, Chuck, Bob and their surfer ... See full summary »

Writer: Randall M. Badat | Director: Randall M. Badat | Stars: Eddie Deezen, Morgan Paull, Ruth Buzzi, Lyle Waggoner

41. Decision (I) (2011)

Family

5.5
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A family in despair rediscovers its faith in this uplifting drama from the producers of WWJD: What Would Jesus Do?

Writer: Kevan Otto | Director: Thomas Makowski | Stars: Natalie Grant, Billy Dean, Mike Rosenbaum, Rusty Whitener

42. 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

43. But Forever in My Mind (1999)

88 min | Comedy

6.4
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59 Metascore

Silvio, sedici anni, sembra più interessato alle ragazze che alla politica e, quando il liceo che frequenta viene occupato, cerca di cogliere l'occasione giusta per trovare l'anima gemella.... See full summary »

Writers: Marco Valerio Fusco, Gabriele Muccino, Silvio Muccino, Adele Tulli | Director: Gabriele Muccino | Stars: Silvio Muccino, Giuseppe Sanfelice, Giulia Steigerwalt, Giulia Carmignani

44. Prom Night in Mississippi (2009)

90 min | Documentary

7.3
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A high school in a small-town in Mississippi prepares for its first integrated senior prom.

Writer: Paul Saltzman | Director: Paul Saltzman | Stars: Highschool Seniors of Charleston, Morgan Freeman

45. Or (2004)

100 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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64 Metascore

Or shoulders a lot: she's 17 or 18, a student, works evenings at a restaurant, recycles cans and bottles for cash, and tries to keep her mother Ruthie from returning to streetwalking in Tel... See full summary »

Writers: Sari Ezouz, Keren Yedaya | Director: Keren Yedaya | Stars: Dana Ivgy, Ronit Elkabetz, Meshar Cohen, Katia Zinbris

46. After Jimmy (1996 TV Movie)

Drama

6.5
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Drama about a teenage boy's suicide.

Writers: Judith Fein, Cynthia Saunders | Director: Glenn Jordan | Stars: Meredith Baxter, Bruce Davison, Peter Facinelli, Mae Whitman

47. Souvenirs souvenirs (1984)

124 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

5.9
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Writers: Daniel Saint-Hamont, Ariel Zeitoun | Director: Ariel Zeitoun | Stars: Christophe Malavoy, Gabrielle Lazure, Pierre-Loup Rajot, Philippe Noiret

48. Pride of Lions (2009)

Documentary

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PRIDE OF LIONS presents Sierra Leone in a new light - the story of what it means for a country and its people brutalized by an 11-year civil war to move beyond their scars. Through personal... See full summary »

Directors: John Woehrle, Louise Woehrle

49. Becker (1998–2004)
Episode: 2001 1/2: A Graduation Odyssey (2001)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

7.1
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Becker is asked to perform a speech in front of a class of graduating students in the Mayor's absence. He is eagerly brainstorming things to say, little does he know the graduating class is the class of "2001 and a half".

Creator: Dave Hackel | Director: Darryl Bates | Stars: Ted Danson, Terry Farrell, Hattie Winston, Shawnee Smith

50. Hung (2009–2011)
Episode: A Dick and a Dream or Fight the Honey (2009)

TV-MA | Comedy, Drama

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Alarmed by a bad omen, Tanya ends up battling Lenore for control of Ray, who is worried about his future after hearing rumors from Mike about layoffs at school. As Ronnie flirts with an old... See full summary »

Creators: Colette Burson, Dmitry Lipkin | Director: Daniel Attias | Stars: Thomas Jane, Jane Adams, Eddie Jemison, Charlie Saxton