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1. The Big Bang Theory (2007– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy | Active

8.6
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A woman who moves into an apartment across the hall from two brilliant but socially awkward physicists shows them how little they know about life outside of the laboratory.

Stars: Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, Simon Helberg

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. Carrie (2013)

R | 100 min | Drama, Horror

6.0
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53 Metascore

A reimagining of the classic horror tale about Carrie White, a shy girl outcast by her peers and sheltered by her deeply religious mother, who unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom.

Writers: Lawrence D. Cohen, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Stephen King | Director: Kimberly Peirce | Stars: Chloë Grace Moretz, Julianne Moore, Gabriella Wilde, Portia Doubleday

4. Full House (1987–1995)

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

6.5
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After the sudden death of his wife, a young father enlists the help of his brother-in-law and his childhood friend to help him raise his three young children.

Stars: Bob Saget, John Stamos, Dave Coulier, Candace Cameron Bure

5. Kick-Ass (2010)

R | 117 min | Action, Comedy, Romance

7.8
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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

6. Pacific Rim (2013)

PG-13 | 132 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.1
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64 Metascore

As a war between humankind and monstrous sea creatures wages on, a former pilot and a trainee are paired up to drive a seemingly obsolete special weapon in a desperate effort to save the world from the apocalypse.

Writers: Travis Beacham, Guillermo del Toro | Director: Guillermo del Toro | Stars: Idris Elba, Charlie Hunnam, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day

7. Freaks and Geeks (1999–2000)

TV-14 | 44 min | Comedy, Drama

9.0
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A television show about two unique groups of teenagers dealing with life in high school during the 80's.

Stars: Linda Cardellini, John Francis Daley, James Franco, Samm Levine

8. 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

9. Sixteen Candles (1984)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Romance

7.2
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57 Metascore

A young girl's "sweet sixteenth" birthday becomes anything but special as she suffers from every embarrassment possible.

Writer: John Hughes | Director: John Hughes | Stars: Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall, Justin Henry, Michael Schoeffling

10. Napoleon Dynamite (2004)

PG | 96 min | Comedy

6.9
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64 Metascore

A listless and alienated teenager decides to help his new friend win the class presidency in their small western high school, while he must deal with his bizarre family life back home.

Writers: Jared Hess, Jerusha Hess | Director: Jared Hess | Stars: Jon Heder, Efren Ramirez, Jon Gries, Aaron Ruell

11. Ghostbusters (1984)

PG | 105 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

7.8
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67 Metascore

Three unemployed parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service.

Writers: Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis | Director: Ivan Reitman | Stars: Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis

12. The Social Network (2010)

PG-13 | 120 min | Biography, Drama

7.8
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95 Metascore

Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg creates the social networking site that would become known as Facebook, but is later sued by two brothers who claimed he stole their idea, and the cofounder who was later squeezed out of the business.

Writers: Aaron Sorkin, Ben Mezrich | Director: David Fincher | Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake, Rooney Mara

13. Road Trip (2000)

R | 93 min | Adventure, Comedy

6.5
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55 Metascore

Four friends take off on an 1800 mile road trip to retrieve an illicit tape mistakenly mailed to a girl friend.

Writers: Todd Phillips, Scot Armstrong | Director: Todd Phillips | Stars: Breckin Meyer, Seann William Scott, Amy Smart, Paulo Costanzo

14. Step Brothers (2008)

R | 98 min | Comedy

6.9
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51 Metascore

Two aimless middle-aged losers still living at home are forced against their will to become roommates when their parents get married.

Writers: Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, John C. Reilly | Director: Adam McKay | Stars: Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Mary Steenburgen, Richard Jenkins

15. American Dad! (2005– )

TV-PG | 22 min | Animation, Comedy | Active

7.7
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The random escapades of Stan Smith, an extreme right wing CIA agent dealing with family life and keeping America safe, all in the most absurd way possible.

Creators: Mike Barker, Matt Weitzman | Stars: Seth MacFarlane, Wendy Schaal, Dee Bradley Baker, Scott Grimes

16. I Am Number Four (2011)

PG-13 | 109 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.1
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36 Metascore

Aliens and their Guardians are hiding on Earth from intergalactic bounty hunters. They can only be killed in numerical order, and Number Four is next on the list. This is his story.

Writers: Alfred Gough, Miles Millar, Marti Noxon, Jobie Hughes, James Frey | Director: D.J. Caruso | Stars: Alex Pettyfer, Timothy Olyphant, Dianna Agron, Teresa Palmer

17. Oz (1997–2003)

TV-MA | 55 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.9
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A series chronicling the daily activities of an unusual prison facility and its criminal inhabitants.

Stars: Ernie Hudson, J.K. Simmons, Lee Tergesen, Dean Winters

18. SpongeBob SquarePants (1999– )

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

8.1
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The misadventures of a fast-food restaurant working sponge who lives under the sea.

Stars: Tom Kenny, Rodger Bumpass, Bill Fagerbakke, Clancy Brown

19. 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

20. Never Been Kissed (1999)

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

6.0
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60 Metascore

A journalist enrolls in her old highschool as part of her research for a story.

Writers: Abby Kohn, Marc Silverstein | Director: Raja Gosnell | Stars: Drew Barrymore, David Arquette, Michael Vartan, Molly Shannon

21. The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005)

R | 116 min | Comedy, Romance

7.2
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73 Metascore

Goaded by his buddies, a nerdy guy who's never "done the deed" only finds the pressure mounting when he meets a single mother.

Writers: Judd Apatow, Steve Carell | Director: Judd Apatow | Stars: Steve Carell, Catherine Keener, Paul Rudd, Romany Malco

22. Brokeback Mountain (2005)

R | 134 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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87 Metascore

The story of a forbidden and secretive relationship between two cowboys and their lives over the years.

Writers: Annie Proulx, Larry McMurtry, Diana Ossana | Director: Ang Lee | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Heath Ledger, Michelle Williams, Randy Quaid

23. Rio (2011)

G | 96 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.0
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63 Metascore

When Blu, a domesticated macaw from small-town Minnesota, meets the fiercely independent Jewel, he takes off on an adventure to Rio de Janeiro with this bird of his dreams.

Writers: Carlos Saldanha, Earl Richey Jones, Todd R. Jones, Don Rhymer, Joshua Sternin, J.R. Ventimilia, Sam Harper | Director: Carlos Saldanha | Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway, George Lopez, Karen Disher

24. Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Family

6.2
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56 Metascore

Live-action adaptation of Jeff Kinney's illustrated novel about a wise-cracking sixth grade student.

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

25. Zoey 101 (2005–2008)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

5.6
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Zoey Brooks and her brother, Dustin, attend their first day at Pacific Coast Academy, a private boarding school that enrolls girls for the first time in its history.

Stars: Jamie Lynn Spears, Paul Butcher, Christopher Massey, Erin Sanders

26. Little Shop of Horrors (1986)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Horror, Musical

6.9
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81 Metascore

A nerdy florist finds his chance for success and romance with the help of a giant man-eating plant who demands to be fed.

Writers: Howard Ashman, Roger Corman, Charles B. Griffith | Director: Frank Oz | Stars: Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene, Vincent Gardenia, Levi Stubbs

27. 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

28. Superman (1978)

PG | 143 min | Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

7.4
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86 Metascore

An alien orphan is sent from his dying planet to Earth, where he grows up to become his adoptive home's first and greatest superhero.

Creators: Jerry Siegel, Joe Shuster | Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Gene Hackman, Marlon Brando

29. Can't Hardly Wait (1998)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Romance

6.5
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52 Metascore

Multicharacter teenage comedy about high school graduates with different agenda of life on graduation night.

Writers: Deborah Kaplan, Harry Elfont | Directors: Harry Elfont, Deborah Kaplan | Stars: Jennifer Love Hewitt, Ethan Embry, Charlie Korsmo, Lauren Ambrose

30. 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

31. Paul (2011)

R | 104 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.1
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57 Metascore

Two British comic-book geeks traveling across the U.S. encounter an alien outside Area 51.

Writers: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost | Director: Greg Mottola | Stars: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Seth Rogen, Mia Stallard

32. Adventureland (2009)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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76 Metascore

In the summer of 1987, a college graduate takes a 'nowhere' job at his local amusement park, only to find it's the perfect course to get him prepared for the real world.

Writer: Greg Mottola | Director: Greg Mottola | Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Ryan Reynolds, Kelsey Ford

33. Splice (2009)

R | 104 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

5.8
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66 Metascore

Genetic engineers Clive Nicoli and Elsa Kast hope to achieve fame by successfully splicing together the DNA of different animals to create new hybrid animals for medical use.

Writers: Vincenzo Natali, Antoinette Terry Bryant, Doug Taylor | Director: Vincenzo Natali | Stars: Adrien Brody, Sarah Polley, Delphine Chanéac, Brandon McGibbon

34. Jobs (2013)

PG-13 | 128 min | Biography, Drama

5.9
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44 Metascore

The story of Steve Jobs' ascension from college dropout into one of the most revered creative entrepreneurs of the 20th century.

Writer: Matt Whiteley | Director: Joshua Michael Stern | Stars: Ashton Kutcher, Dermot Mulroney, Josh Gad, Lukas Haas

35. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009)

PG | 90 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.0
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66 Metascore

The most delicious event since macaroni met cheese. Inspired by the beloved children's book, the film focuses on a town where food falls from the sky like rain.

Writers: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, Judi Barrett, Ron Barrett, Rob Greenberg | Directors: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller | Stars: Anna Faris, Bill Hader, Bruce Campbell, James Caan

36. Sky High (2005)

PG | 100 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

6.2
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62 Metascore

Set in a world where superheroes are commonly known and accepted, young Will Stronghold, the son of the Commander and Jetstream, tries to find a balance between being a normal teenager and an extraordinary being.

Writers: Paul Hernandez, Robert Schooley, Mark McCorkle | Director: Mike Mitchell | Stars: Kurt Russell, Kelly Preston, Michael Angarano, Danielle Panabaker

37. Hot Rod (2007)

PG-13 | 88 min | Comedy

6.7
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43 Metascore

Self-proclaimed stuntman Rod Kimble is preparing for the jump of his life - to clear fifteen buses to raise money for his abusive stepfather Frank's life-saving heart operation.

Writer: Pam Brady | Director: Akiva Schaffer | Stars: Andy Samberg, Isla Fisher, Ian McShane, Jorma Taccone

38. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010)

PG | 113 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

6.4
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53 Metascore

Lucy and Edmund Pevensie return to Narnia with their cousin Eustace where they meet up with Prince Caspian for a trip across the sea aboard the royal ship The Dawn Treader. Along the way they encounter dragons, dwarves, merfolk, and a band of lost warriors before reaching the edge of the world.

Writers: Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely, Michael Petroni, C.S. Lewis | Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Ben Barnes, Skandar Keynes, Georgie Henley, Will Poulter

39. Weird Science (1985)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

6.6
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46 Metascore

Two high school nerds attempt to create the perfect woman, but she turns out to be more than that.

Writer: John Hughes | Director: John Hughes | Stars: Anthony Michael Hall, Ilan Mitchell-Smith, Kelly LeBrock, Bill Paxton

40. Drillbit Taylor (2008)

PG-13 | 110 min | Comedy

5.7
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41 Metascore

Three kids hire a low-budget bodyguard to protect them from the playground bully.

Writers: Kristofor Brown, Seth Rogen, John Hughes | Director: Steven Brill | Stars: Owen Wilson, Josh Peck, Alex Frost, Nate Hartley

41. Sydney White (2007)

PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Romance

6.3
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45 Metascore

A modern retelling of Snow White set against students in their freshman year of college in the greek system.

Writer: Chad Gomez Creasey | Director: Joe Nussbaum | Stars: Amanda Bynes, Sara Paxton, Matt Long, Jack Carpenter

42. Notting Hill (1999)

PG-13 | 124 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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66 Metascore

The life of a simple bookshop owner changes when he meets the most famous film star in the world.

Writer: Richard Curtis | Director: Roger Michell | Stars: Hugh Grant, Julia Roberts, Richard McCabe, Rhys Ifans

43. Private Parts (1997)

R | 109 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.8
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67 Metascore

The auto-biographical story of Howard Stern, the radio-rebel who is now also a TV-personality, an author and a movie star.

Writers: Howard Stern, Len Blum, Michael Kalesniko | Director: Betty Thomas | Stars: Howard Stern, Mary McCormack, Robin Quivers, Fred Norris

44. 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

45. Family Matters (1989–1998)

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

6.5
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Long-running "Perfect Strangers" spin-off series centering on the Winslow family and their pesky next-door neighbor, ultra-nerd Steve Urkel.

Creators: William Bickley, Michael Warren | Stars: Reginald VelJohnson, Jaleel White, Kellie Shanygne Williams, Darius McCrary

46. I Love You, Beth Cooper (2009)

PG-13 | 102 min | Comedy, Romance

5.3
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32 Metascore

A nerdy valedictorian proclaims his love for the hottest and most popular girl in school - Beth Cooper - during his graduation speech. Much to his surprise, Beth shows up at his door that very night and decides to show him the best night of his life.

Writer: Larry Doyle | Director: Chris Columbus | Stars: Hayden Panettiere, Paul Rust, Jack Carpenter, Lauren London

47. Van Wilder: Party Liaison (2002)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Romance

6.4
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26 Metascore

The most popular kid on campus meets a beautiful journalist who makes him realize that maybe he's afraid to graduate.

Writers: Brent Goldberg, David Wagner | Director: Walt Becker | Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Tara Reid, Tim Matheson, Kal Penn

48. Romy and Michele's High School Reunion (1997)

R | 92 min | Comedy

6.1
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59 Metascore

Two women get into a lot of trouble when they go to their high school reunion and lie about their lives after twelfth grade.

Writer: Robin Schiff | Director: David Mirkin | Stars: Mira Sorvino, Lisa Kudrow, Janeane Garofalo, Alan Cumming

49. Teeth (I) (2007)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller

5.5
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57 Metascore

Still a stranger to her own body, a high school student discovers she has a physical advantage when she becomes the object of male violence.

Writer: Mitchell Lichtenstein | Director: Mitchell Lichtenstein | Stars: Jess Weixler, John Hensley, Josh Pais, Hale Appleman

50. Jeepers Creepers II (2003)

R | 104 min | Horror, Thriller

5.5
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36 Metascore

Set a few days after the original, a championship basketball team's bus is attacked by The Creeper, the winged, flesh-eating terror, on the last day of his 23-day feeding frenzy.

Writer: Victor Salva | Director: Victor Salva | Stars: Jonathan Breck, Ray Wise, Nicki Aycox, Garikayi Mutambirwa