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1. Son of Rambow (2007)

PG-13 | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.0
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66 Metascore

During a long English summer in the early 1980s, two schoolboys from differing backgrounds set out to make a film inspired by First Blood (1982).

Writer: Garth Jennings | Director: Garth Jennings | Stars: Bill Milner, Will Poulter, Jessica Hynes, Anna Wing

Votes: 25,487

2. Like Stars on Earth (2007)

PG | 165 min | Drama, Family, Music

8.5
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An eight year old boy is thought to be lazy and a troublemaker, until the new art teacher has the patience and compassion to discover the real problem behind his struggles in school.

Writer: Amole Gupte | Directors: Aamir Khan, Amole Gupte | Stars: Darsheel Safary, Aamir Khan, Tanay Chheda, Sachet Engineer

Votes: 72,571

3. L.I.E. (2001)

NC-17 | 97 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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73 Metascore

A 15-year-old Long Island boy loses everything and everyone he knows, soon becoming involved in a relationship with a much older man.

Writers: Stephen M. Ryder, Michael Cuesta, Gerald Cuesta | Director: Michael Cuesta | Stars: Brian Cox, Paul Dano, Bruce Altman, Billy Kay

Votes: 8,155

4. Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (1985)

R | 121 min | Biography, Drama

7.9
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A fictionalized account in four segments of the life of Japan's celebrated twentieth-century author Yukio Mishima. Three of the segments parallel events in Mishima's life with his novels (... See full summary »

Writers: Paul Schrader, Leonard Schrader | Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: Ken Ogata, Masayuki Shionoya, Hiroshi Mikami, Junya Fukuda

Votes: 4,692

5. Ginger Meggs (1982)

100 min | Comedy, History

6.1
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The escapades of Ginger Meggs, local larrikin. He's trying to win the heart of Minnie Peters, but the pressures of school, his rival Eddie Coogan and bully Tiger Kelly make life tough for him. Besides, there's fishing to be done.

Creator: Jim Bancks | Director: Jonathan Dawson | Stars: Garry McDonald, Ross Higgins, Gwen Plumb, Harold Hopkins

Votes: 104

6. Closely Watched Trains (1966)

Not Rated | 93 min | Comedy, Drama, War

7.8
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An apprentice train dispatcher at a village station seeks his first sexual encounter and becomes despondent when he is unable to perform.

Writers: Bohumil Hrabal, Jirí Menzel | Director: Jirí Menzel | Stars: Václav Neckár, Josef Somr, Vlastimil Brodský, Vladimír Valenta

Votes: 7,572

7. The Unbelievable Truth (1989)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.5
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67 Metascore

After serving time for murder, Josh Hutton returns to his home town where me meets Audry Hugo. No one can remember exactly what Josh did, but they are all wary of him, especially Audry's ... See full summary »

Director: Hal Hartley | Stars: Adrienne Shelly, Robert John Burke, Chris Cooke, Julia McNeal

Votes: 3,236

8. 45 R.P.M. (2008)

91 min | Drama

6.1
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In the Autumn of 1960, a fluke atmospheric weather condition allows a young teenager, Parry Tender, to receive a radio broadcast from New York City. Nestled in the Northern town of Goose ... See full summary »

Writer: Dave Schultz | Director: Dave Schultz | Stars: Jordan Gavaris, Michael Madsen, Kim Coates, August Schellenberg

Votes: 153

9. The Blue Hour (2007)

Drama

7.1
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Several strangers in Los Angeles weave their stories of loss and hope, not knowing that their lives have brushed up against each others in small but sometimes profound ways.

Writer: Eric Nazarian | Director: Eric Nazarian | Stars: Ellen Albertini Dow, Eric Burdon, Paul Dillon, Catherine Garedakis

Votes: 173

10. The Seductor (1995)

88 min | Comedy, Romance

4.4
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Writers: Rafael Azcona, Pedro Masó | Director: José Luis García Sánchez | Stars: María Barranco, Antonio Hortelano, Santiago Ramos, Kiti Mánver

Votes: 78

11. Readin' and Writin' (1932)

20 min | Short, Family, Comedy

7.5
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Tired of going to school, Breezy comes up with a plan to get himself expelled.

Writer: H.M. Walker | Director: Robert F. McGowan | Stars: Sherwood Bailey, Matthew 'Stymie' Beard, Dorothy DeBorba, Bobby 'Wheezer' Hutchins

Votes: 100

12. A Bout with a Trout (1947)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, Family

6.6
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Little Lulu, torn between playing hookey and going fishing, or going to school, chooses to go fishing...where she encounters the Fish from Cartoon Hades.

Writers: Isadore Klein, Marge, Jack Ward | Director: Izzy Sparber | Star: Cecil Roy

Votes: 66

13. Hooky Spooky (1957)

Approved | 6 min | Animation, Short

6.6
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On their way to Night School, Casper the Friendly Ghost and his pal, Spooky Ghost, pas a zoo, and Spooky has a good time scaring the animals until Casper , posing as the ghost of the scared denizens of the zoo, scares Spooky.

Writer: Carl Meyer | Director: Izzy Sparber | Stars: Jack Mercer, Mae Questel, Cecil Roy

Votes: 10

14. Fishing Tackler (1957)

Approved | 6 min | Animation, Short

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Little Audrey and her dog, Pal, take a day off from school and go fishing instead. Unfortunately, a truant officer is hot on their trail.

Writer: Isadore Klein | Directors: Izzy Sparber, Tom Golden | Stars: Mae Questel, Sid Raymond

15. Space Academy (1977–1979)
Episode: Space Hookey (1977)

Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi

6.8
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Loki and Peepo cut class and take a Seeker for a joyride, contracting from a passing comet two mischievous aliens who play pranks on the people whose minds they've pirated.

Creator: Allen Ducovny | Director: Jeffrey Hayden | Stars: Jonathan Harris, Pamelyn Ferdin, Ric Carrott, Ty Henderson

Votes: 5

16. Starsky and Hutch (1975–1979)
Episode: The Hostages (1976)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.9
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An armored car driver is forced to collect money for a band of robbers who are holding his pregnant wife hostage. Starsky and Hutch have only a few hours to locate his wife and rescue the ... See full summary »

Creator: William Blinn | Director: George McCowan | Stars: David Soul, Paul Michael Glaser, Antonio Fargas, Bernie Hamilton

Votes: 41

17. Teen Wolf (2011– )
Episode: The Tell (2011)

TV-14 | Comedy, Drama, Horror

8.0
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Lydia and Jackson witness a werewolf attack at the video store. Stiles is worried for his father, the sheriff. Allison's aunt gives her a family heirloom and encourages her to use it to ... See full summary »

Creator: Jeff Davis | Director: Toby Wilkins | Stars: Tyler Posey, Crystal Reed, Dylan O'Brien, Tyler Hoechlin

Votes: 444