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1. Dazed and Confused (1993)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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78 Metascore

The adventures of incoming high school and junior high students on the last day of school, in May of 1976.

Writer: Richard Linklater | Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Jason London, Wiley Wiggins, Matthew McConaughey, Rory Cochrane

2. Let Me In (2010)

R | 116 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.2
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79 Metascore

A bullied young boy befriends a young female vampire who lives in secrecy with her guardian.

Writers: Matt Reeves, John Ajvide Lindqvist | Director: Matt Reeves | Stars: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Chloë Grace Moretz, Richard Jenkins, Cara Buono

3. Thirteen (2003)

R | 100 min | Biography, Drama

6.9
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70 Metascore

A thirteen-year-old girl's relationship with her mother is put to the test as she discovers drugs, sex, and petty crime in the company of her cool but troubled best friend.

Writers: Catherine Hardwicke, Nikki Reed | Director: Catherine Hardwicke | Stars: Evan Rachel Wood, Holly Hunter, Nikki Reed, Vanessa Hudgens

4. 13 Going on 30 (2004)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

6.1
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57 Metascore

A 13 year old girl plays a game on her 13th birthday and wakes up the next day as a 30 year old woman.

Writers: Josh Goldsmith, Cathy Yuspa | Director: Gary Winick | Stars: Jennifer Garner, Mark Ruffalo, Judy Greer, Andy Serkis

5. Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Family

6.2
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56 Metascore

The adventures of a teenager who is fresh out and in Middle School, where he has to learn the consequences and responsibility to survive the year.

Writers: Jackie Filgo, Jeff Filgo, Gabe Sachs, Jeff Judah, Jeff Kinney | Director: Thor Freudenthal | Stars: Zachary Gordon, Robert Capron, Rachael Harris, Steve Zahn

6. Pay It Forward (2000)

PG-13 | 123 min | Drama

7.1
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40 Metascore

A young boy attempts to make the world a better place after his teacher gives him that chance.

Writers: Catherine Ryan Hyde, Leslie Dixon | Director: Mimi Leder | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Haley Joel Osment, Helen Hunt, Jay Mohr

7. 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

8. Flipped (2010)

PG | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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45 Metascore

Two eighth-graders start to have feelings for each other despite being total opposites. Based on the novel "Flipped" by Wendelin Van Draanen.

Writers: Rob Reiner, Andrew Scheinman, Wendelin Van Draanen | Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Madeline Carroll, Callan McAuliffe, Rebecca De Mornay, Anthony Edwards

9. Sideways (2004)

R | 126 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.6
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94 Metascore

Two men reaching middle age with not much to show but disappointment, embark on a week long road trip through California's wine country, just as one is about to take a trip down the aisle.

Writers: Rex Pickett, Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor | Director: Alexander Payne | Stars: Paul Giamatti, Thomas Haden Church, Virginia Madsen, Sandra Oh

10. Half Nelson (2006)

R | 106 min | Drama

7.3
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85 Metascore

An inner-city junior high school teacher with a drug habit forms an unlikely friendship with one of his students after she discovers his secret.

Writers: Ryan Fleck, Anna Boden | Director: Ryan Fleck | Stars: Ryan Gosling, Anthony Mackie, Shareeka Epps, Jeff Lima

11. Good Morning, Miss Bliss (1987–1989)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

6.7
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Takes place before "Saved by the Bell" with Zach, Lisa, and Screech when they were in Junior high.

Creator: Sam Bobrick | Stars: Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Hayley Mills, Dustin Diamond, Dennis Haskins

12. Lizzie McGuire (2001–2004)

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

6.4
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The comic misadventures of a 13-year-old with an animated alter ego.

Creator: Terri Minsky | Stars: Hilary Duff, Adam Lamberg, Robert Carradine, Lalaine

13. Mean Creek (2004)

R | 90 min | Crime, Drama

7.3
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74 Metascore

When a teen is bullied, his brother and friends lure the bully into the woods to seek vengeance.

Writer: Jacob Aaron Estes | Director: Jacob Aaron Estes | Stars: Rory Culkin, Ryan Kelley, Scott Mechlowicz, Trevor Morgan

14. The Upside of Anger (2005)

R | 118 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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63 Metascore

When her husband unexpectedly disappears, a sharp-witted suburban wife and her daughters juggle their mom's romantic dilemmas and family dynamics.

Writer: Mike Binder | Director: Mike Binder | Stars: Joan Allen, Kevin Costner, Erika Christensen, Evan Rachel Wood

15. Sleepover (2004)

PG | 89 min | Comedy

5.2
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33 Metascore

Four best friends, desperate to improve their social status, enter into an all-night scavenger hunt against the popular clique in their school.

Writer: Elisa Bell | Director: Joe Nussbaum | Stars: Alexa PenaVega, Mika Boorem, Scout Taylor-Compton, Jane Lynch

16. A Separation (2011)

PG-13 | 123 min | Drama

8.5
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95 Metascore

A married couple are faced with a difficult decision - to improve the life of their child by moving to another country or to stay in Iran and look after a deteriorating parent who has Alzheimer's disease.

Writer: Asghar Farhadi | Director: Asghar Farhadi | Stars: Peyman Moaadi, Leila Hatami, Sareh Bayat, Shahab Hosseini

17. The Squid and the Whale (2005)

R | 81 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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82 Metascore

Based on the true childhood experiences of Noah Baumbach and his brother, The Squid and the Whale tells the touching story of two young boys dealing with their parents' divorce in Brooklyn in the 1980s.

Writer: Noah Baumbach | Director: Noah Baumbach | Stars: Owen Kline, Jeff Daniels, Laura Linney, Jesse Eisenberg

18. Simon Birch (1998)

PG | 114 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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39 Metascore

A young boy with stunted growth is convinced that God has a great purpose for him.

Writers: Mark Steven Johnson, John Irving | Director: Mark Steven Johnson | Stars: Ian Michael Smith, Joseph Mazzello, Ashley Judd, Oliver Platt

19. First Kid (1996)

PG | 101 min | Family, Comedy

5.0
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Luke Davenport is the thirteen-year-old son of Paul Davenport, the President of the United States, and first lady Linda Davenport. Ill tempered Agent Woods is the secret service agent in ... See full summary »

Writer: Tim Kelleher | Director: David M. Evans | Stars: Sinbad, Brock Pierce, Blake Boyd, Timothy Busfield

20. That's What I Am (2011)

PG | 101 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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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 »

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

21. Akeelah and the Bee (2006)

PG | 112 min | Drama

7.5
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72 Metascore

A young girl from South Los Angeles tries to make it to the National Spelling Bee.

Writer: Doug Atchison | Director: Doug Atchison | Stars: Angela Bassett, Laurence Fishburne, Keke Palmer, Curtis Armstrong

22. Unfabulous (2004–2007)

Comedy

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Creator: Sue Rose | Stars: Emma Roberts, Malese Jow, Raja Fenske, Emma Degerstedt

23. Air Bud (1997)

PG | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

5.0
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A young boy and a talented stray dog with an amazing basketball playing ability become instant friends. Rebounding from his father's accidental death, 12-year-old Josh Framm moves with his ... See full summary »

Writers: Kevin DiCicco, Paul Tamasy, Aaron Mendelsohn | Director: Charles Martin Smith | Stars: Michael Jeter, Kevin Zegers, Wendy Makkena, Bill Cobbs

24. Degrassi High (1987–1991)

30 min | Drama, Family

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The lives and trials of students of a city high school.

Creators: Kit Hood, Linda Schuyler | Stars: Pat Mastroianni, Stefan Brogren, Duncan Waugh, Maureen Deiseach

25. Running with Scissors (2006)

R | 116 min | Comedy, Drama

6.2
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52 Metascore

Young Augusten Burroughs absorbs experiences that could make for a shocking memoir: the son of an alcoholic father and an unstable mother, he's handed off to his mother's therapist, Dr. Finch, and spends his adolescent years as a member of Finch's bizarre extended family.

Writers: Ryan Murphy, Augusten Burroughs | Director: Ryan Murphy | Stars: Joseph Cross, Annette Bening, Brian Cox, Gwyneth Paltrow

26. Rebound (2005)

PG | 103 min | Comedy, Family, Sport

5.1
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36 Metascore

An acclaimed college hoops coach is demoted to a junior varsity team after a public meltdown.

Writers: William Wolff, Ed Decter, John J. Strauss, Jon Lucas, Scott Moore | Director: Steve Carr | Stars: Martin Lawrence, Megan Mullally, Breckin Meyer, Wendy Raquel Robinson

27. The Mighty (1998)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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This tells the story of a strong friendship between a young boy with Morquio's syndrome and an older boy who is always bullied because of his size. Adapted from the novel, Freak the Mighty,... See full summary »

Writers: Rodman Philbrick, Charles Leavitt | Director: Peter Chelsom | Stars: Kieran Culkin, Elden Henson, Sharon Stone, Harry Dean Stanton

28. Underdog (2007)

PG | 84 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

4.8
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37 Metascore

A Beagle must use his newly-bestowed superpowers to defend Capitol City from mad scientist Simon Barsinister.

Writers: Adam Rifkin, Joe Piscatella, Craig A. Williams, W. Watts Biggers | Director: Frederik Du Chau | Stars: Peter Dinklage, Jason Lee, Amy Adams, James Belushi

29. Welcome to the Dollhouse (1995)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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83 Metascore

Insightful look at an unattractive 7th grader as she struggles to cope with un-attentive parents, snobbish classmates, a smart older brother, an attractive younger sister, and her own insecurities.

Writer: Todd Solondz | Director: Todd Solondz | Stars: Heather Matarazzo, Christina Brucato, Victoria Davis, Christina Vidal

30. Max Keeble's Big Move (2001)

PG | 86 min | Comedy, Crime, Family

5.3
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40 Metascore

Max Keeble, the victim of his 7th grade class, plots revenge when he learns he's moving; it backfires when he doesn't move after all.

Writers: David L. Watts, Jonathan Bernstein, Mark Blackwell, James Greer | Director: Tim Hill | Stars: Alex D. Linz, Larry Miller, Jamie Kennedy, Zena Grey

31. Remember the Daze (2007)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama

6.1
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36 Metascore

A glimpse into the teenage wasteland of suburbia 1999 that takes place over 24-hours, and the teenagers who make their way through the last day of high school in the last year of the past millennium.

Writer: Jess Manafort | Director: Jess Manafort | Stars: Katrina Begin, Charles Chen, Melonie Diaz, Sunny Doench

32. Mr. Woodcock (2007)

PG-13 | 87 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

5.1
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41 Metascore

Taken aback by his mother's wedding announcement, a young man returns home in an effort to stop her from marrying his old high school gym teacher, a man who made high school hell for generations of students.

Writers: Michael Carnes, Josh Gilbert | Directors: Craig Gillespie, David Dobkin | Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Seann William Scott, Susan Sarandon, Amy Poehler

33. Her Best Move (2007)

G | 101 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

5.7
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15 year-old soccer prodigy, Sara Davis, has a chance to join the U.S. National Team, but she must juggle high school, romance, sports, and parental pressure while deciding her own priorities.

Writers: Norm Hunter, Tony Vidal | Director: Norm Hunter | Stars: Daryl Sabara, Leah Pipes, Lisa Darr, Jhoanna Flores

34. King of the Hill (1993)

PG-13 | 103 min | Drama, History

7.5
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86 Metascore

A young boy struggles on his own in a run-down motel after his parents and younger brother are separated from him in 1930s Depression-era Midwest.

Writers: A.E. Hotchner, Steven Soderbergh | Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Jesse Bradford, Jeroen Krabbé, Lisa Eichhorn, Karen Allen

35. Sidekicks (1992)

PG | 101 min | Action, Adventure

4.8
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A bullied teen who fantasizes about being Chuck Norris' sidekick trains in martial arts to fulfill his dreams.

Writers: Lou Illar, Galen Thompson | Director: Aaron Norris | Stars: Chuck Norris, Beau Bridges, Jonathan Brandis, Mako

36. The Thirteenth Year (1999 TV Movie)

TV-G | 95 min | Comedy, Fantasy

6.0
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A teen learns that his birth mother is a mermaid after he begins to grow fins and slimy scales on his thirteenth birthday.

Writers: Jenny Arata, Robert L. Baird, Kelly Senecal | Director: Duwayne Dunham | Stars: Chez Starbuck, Justin Jon Ross, Courtnee Draper, Brent Briscoe

37. Stuck in the Suburbs (2004 TV Movie)

TV-G | 76 min | Comedy, Family, Music

5.6
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Teenager Brittany is bored with her quiet suburban life. She finds excitement when her phone is switched with the phone of Jordan Cahill. Jordan, only the top teen pop singer, has come to her town to make a music video.

Writers: Wendy Engelberg, Amy Engelberg, Dan Berendsen | Director: Savage Steve Holland | Stars: Danielle Panabaker, Brenda Song, Amanda Shaw, CiCi Hedgpeth

38. Air Bud: Golden Receiver (1998)

G | 90 min | Comedy, Family, Sport

4.3
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Story of a golden retriever who can play football.

Writers: Kevin DiCicco, Paul Tamasy, Aaron Mendelsohn | Director: Richard Martin | Stars: Kevin Zegers, Cynthia Stevenson, Tim Conway, Dick Martin

39. Braceface (2001–2006)

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

6.6
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An 8th grader with teenage problems on her mind and magical braces in her mouth.

Creators: Melissa Clark, Lesley Wolff | Stars: Alicia Silverstone, Vince Corazza, Peter Oldring, Marnie McPhail

40. The Burning Bed (1984 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 95 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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An abused battered wife has had enough of husband beating up on her. Everywhere she turns for help, there's not much anyone will do. After he rapes her one night, she sets the bed on fire with him in it asleep.

Writers: Rose Leiman Goldemberg, Faith McNulty | Director: Robert Greenwald | Stars: Farrah Fawcett, Paul Le Mat, Richard Masur, Grace Zabriskie

41. Skipped Parts (2000)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.4
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An ungrounded young mother and her thoughtful teenage son are banished to a remote provincial town by a domineering father.

Writer: Tim Sandlin | Director: Tamra Davis | Stars: Drew Barrymore, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Mischa Barton, Bug Hall

42. Another (2012– )

TV-MA | Animation, Drama, Horror | Active

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Twenty-six years ago, in a third-year classroom of a middle school, there was a student named Misaki. As an honors student who was also good at sports, the charming girl was popular with ... See full summary »

Stars: Atsushi Abe, Natsumi Takamori, Tomoaki Maeno, Madoka Yonezawa

43. Wild Tigers I Have Known (2006)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama

6.2
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52 Metascore

A lyrical telling of the coming of age of a 13-year-old boy who learns to cope with his newfound sexuality and his unrequited love for the cool kid in school.

Writer: Cam Archer | Director: Cam Archer | Stars: Malcolm Stumpf, Patrick White, Max Paradise, Fairuza Balk

44. Doug's 1st Movie (1999)

G | 77 min | Family, Animation, Comedy

5.0
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Doug and his pal Skeeter set's out to find the monster of Lucky Duck Lake. Though things get really out of hand when some one blurts out that the monster is real.

Creator: Jim Jinkins | Director: Maurice Joyce | Stars: Thomas McHugh, Fred Newman, Chris Phillips, Constance Shulman

45. A Raisin in the Sun (1961)

Approved | 128 min | Drama

8.2
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A substantial insurance payment could mean either financial salvation or personal ruin for a poor black family.

Writer: Lorraine Hansberry | Director: Daniel Petrie | Stars: Sidney Poitier, Claudia McNeil, Ruby Dee, Diana Sands

46. The Substitute (2007)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

6.0
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6th Grade gets a new substitute teacher. She wants to train the class for an international competition in Paris. But something isn't right. How is she able read kids' minds? Why is she so ... See full summary »

Writers: Ole Bornedal, Henrik Prip | Director: Ole Bornedal | Stars: Paprika Steen, Ulrich Thomsen, Jonas Wandschneider, Nikolaj Falkenberg-Klok

47. Life Is Ruff (2005 TV Movie)

TV-G | 84 min | Comedy, Family

5.1
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Calvin Wheeler is a scheming 13-year-old boy with everything going for him, except for an original issue of his precious comic book collection. When a prized show-dog chases him down while ... See full summary »

Writer: Eddie Guzelian | Director: Charles Haid | Stars: Kyle Massey, Kay Panabaker, Mitchel Musso, Carter Jenkins

48. Spork (2010)

86 min | Comedy

6.7
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54 Metascore

A colorful and foul-mouthed feature musical comedy.A film about a frizzy-haired, pink-cheeked outcast named Spork who is trying to navigate her way through the annals of junior high. When a... See full summary »

Writer: J.B. Ghuman Jr. | Director: J.B. Ghuman Jr. | Stars: Savannah Stehlin, Rodney Eastman, Robert Bradvica, Kevin Chung

49. Shredderman Rules (2007 TV Movie)

TV-Y7 | 96 min | Comedy, Family

5.2
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Nolan Byrd is a scrawny and shy 9th grader who, like all the other kids, is bullied by Bubba Bixby. Nolan, who has a particular knack with technology, decides to catch Bubba in action.

Writers: Russell Marcus, Wendelin Van Draanen | Director: Savage Steve Holland | Stars: Devon Werkheiser, Tim Meadows, Daniel Roebuck, Andrew Caldwell

50. The Ryan White Story (1989 TV Movie)

105 min | Biography, Drama

7.2
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The story of Ryan White, a 13-year-old haemophiliac who contracted AIDS from factor VIII, which was used to control this disorder.

Writers: Phil Penningroth, John Herzfeld | Director: John Herzfeld | Stars: Judith Light, Lukas Haas, Michael Bowen, Nikki Cox