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1. Gilmore Girls (2000–2007)

TV-PG | 44 min | Comedy, Drama

8.1
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A dramedy centering around the relationship between a thirtysomething single mother and her teen daughter living in Stars Hollow, Connecticut.

Stars: Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Keiko Agena, Scott Patterson

Votes: 76,460

2. Gossip Girl (2007–2012)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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Privileged teens living on the Upper East Side of New York can hide no secret from the ruthless blogger who is always watching.

Stars: Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Penn Badgley, Ed Westwick

Votes: 125,297

3. Donnie Darko (2001)

R | 113 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

8.1
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88 Metascore

A troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a man in a large rabbit suit who manipulates him to commit a series of crimes, after he narrowly escapes a bizarre accident.

Director: Richard Kelly | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Mary McDonnell, Holmes Osborne

Votes: 630,368 | Gross: $0.19M

4. Lolita (1997)

R | 137 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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46 Metascore

A man marries his landlady so he can take advantage of her daughter.

Director: Adrian Lyne | Stars: Jeremy Irons, Dominique Swain, Melanie Griffith, Frank Langella

Votes: 41,034 | Gross: $1.40M

5. The Princess Diaries (2001)

G | 111 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

6.3
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52 Metascore

Mia Thermopolis has just found out that she is the heir apparent to the throne of Genovia. With her friends Lilly and Michael Moscovitz in tow, she tries to navigate through the rest of her sixteenth year.

Director: Garry Marshall | Stars: Julie Andrews, Anne Hathaway, Hector Elizondo, Heather Matarazzo

Votes: 102,896 | Gross: $108.24M

6. School of Rock (2003)

PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Family, Music

7.1
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82 Metascore

After being kicked out of a rock band, Dewey Finn becomes a substitute teacher of a strict elementary private school, only to try and turn it into a rock band.

Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Jack Black, Mike White, Joan Cusack, Adam Pascal

Votes: 222,940 | Gross: $81.26M

7. Old Boy (2013)

R | 104 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

5.8
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49 Metascore

Obsessed with vengeance, a man sets out to find out why he was kidnapped and locked into solitary confinement for twenty years without reason.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Olsen, Samuel L. Jackson, Sharlto Copley

Votes: 55,715

8. Dead Poets Society (1989)

PG | 128 min | Comedy, Drama

8.0
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79 Metascore

English teacher John Keating inspires his students to look at poetry with a different perspective of authentic knowledge and feelings.

Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Robin Williams, Robert Sean Leonard, Ethan Hawke, Josh Charles

Votes: 298,361 | Gross: $95.86M

9. Scent of a Woman (1992)

R | 156 min | Drama

8.0
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59 Metascore

A prep school student needing money agrees to "babysit" a blind man, but the job is not at all what he anticipated.

Director: Martin Brest | Stars: Al Pacino, Chris O'Donnell, James Rebhorn, Gabrielle Anwar

Votes: 208,372 | Gross: $63.90M

10. Rushmore (1998)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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86 Metascore

The extracurricular king of Rushmore preparatory school is put on academic probation.

Director: Wes Anderson | Stars: Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, Olivia Williams, Seymour Cassel

Votes: 143,950 | Gross: $17.10M

11. The Covenant (2006)

PG-13 | 97 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

5.3
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19 Metascore

Four young men who belong to a New England supernatural legacy are forced to battle a fifth power long thought to have died out. Meanwhile, jealousy and suspicion threaten to tear them apart.

Director: Renny Harlin | Stars: Steven Strait, Sebastian Stan, Toby Hemingway, Taylor Kitsch

Votes: 41,258 | Gross: $23.29M

12. It's Kind of a Funny Story (2010)

PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.1
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63 Metascore

A clinically depressed teenager gets a new start after he checks himself into an adult psychiatric ward.

Directors: Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck | Stars: Keir Gilchrist, Zach Galifianakis, Emma Roberts, Dana DeVestern

Votes: 115,148 | Gross: $6.35M

13. Awake (2007)

R | 84 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

6.5
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33 Metascore

The story focuses on a man who suffers "anesthetic awareness" and finds himself awake and aware, but paralyzed, during heart surgery. His mother must wrestle with her own demons as a turn of events unfolds around them, while trying to unfold the story hidden behind her son's young wife.

Director: Joby Harold | Stars: Hayden Christensen, Jessica Alba, Terrence Howard, Lena Olin

Votes: 65,915 | Gross: $14.37M

14. Agent Cody Banks (2003)

PG | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.0
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41 Metascore

A government agent trains Cody Banks in the ways of covert operations that require younger participants.

Director: Harald Zwart | Stars: Frankie Muniz, Hilary Duff, Andrew Francis, Angie Harmon

Votes: 28,458 | Gross: $47.29M

15. 25th Hour (2002)

R | 135 min | Drama

7.7
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67 Metascore

Cornered by the DEA, convicted New York drug dealer Montgomery Brogan reevaluates his life in the 24 remaining hours before facing a seven-year jail term.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Edward Norton, Barry Pepper, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rosario Dawson

Votes: 155,508 | Gross: $13.06M

16. D3: The Mighty Ducks (1996)

PG | 104 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

5.3
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The unruly team of hockey misfits grows up a bit and receives scholarships to a prestigious prep school, where they take on the snotty varsity team.

Director: Robert Lieberman | Stars: Emilio Estevez, Jeffrey Nordling, David Selby, Heidi Kling

Votes: 20,413 | Gross: $22.94M

17. Rope (1948)

Approved | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.0
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Two young men strangle their "inferior" classmate, hide his body in their apartment, and invite his friends and family to a dinner party as a means to challenge the "perfection" of their crime.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: James Stewart, John Dall, Farley Granger, Dick Hogan

Votes: 103,419

18. Toy Soldiers (1991)

R | 111 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.5
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When terrorists seize control of a boarding school, a group of troublemaking boys decide to resist them.

Director: Daniel Petrie Jr. | Stars: Sean Astin, Wil Wheaton, Keith Coogan, Andrew Divoff

Votes: 16,979 | Gross: $15.07M

19. School Ties (1992)

PG-13 | 106 min | Drama

6.9
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65 Metascore

Set in the 1950s, a star-quarterback is given an opportunity to attend an elite preparatory school but must conceal the fact that he is Jewish.

Director: Robert Mandel | Stars: Brendan Fraser, Matt Damon, Chris O'Donnell, Randall Batinkoff

Votes: 19,110 | Gross: $14.72M

20. Class (1983)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.9
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A young man in private school spends one crazy night out, but soon realizes the woman he hooked up with is not who he expected.

Director: Lewis John Carlino | Stars: Jacqueline Bisset, Rob Lowe, Andrew McCarthy, Cliff Robertson

Votes: 7,974

21. Diabolique (1955)

Unrated | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

8.1
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The wife and mistress of a cruel headmaster conspire to kill him; after the murder is committed, his corpse disappears, and strange events begin to plague the two women.

Director: Henri-Georges Clouzot | Stars: Simone Signoret, Véra Clouzot, Paul Meurisse, Charles Vanel

Votes: 46,478

22. Mad Money (2008)

PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

5.8
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41 Metascore

Three female employees of the Federal Reserve plot to steal money that is about to be destroyed.

Director: Callie Khouri | Stars: Diane Keaton, Queen Latifah, Katie Holmes, Ted Danson

Votes: 17,637 | Gross: $20.67M

23. Cruel Intentions 2 (2000 Video)

R | 87 min | Drama

4.3
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This takes place several years before Cruel Intentions (1999), back to when Kathryn first meets Sebastian, their sexual attraction to each other and their enjoyment in destroying the lives of their peers.

Director: Roger Kumble | Stars: Robin Dunne, Sarah Thompson, Keri Lynn Pratt, Amy Adams

Votes: 13,167

24. Cry_Wolf (2005)

PG-13 | 90 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

5.9
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39 Metascore

Eight unsuspecting high school seniors at a posh boarding school, who delight themselves on playing games of lies, come face-to-face with terror and learn that nobody believes a liar - even when they're telling the truth.

Director: Jeff Wadlow | Stars: Julian Morris, Lindy Booth, Jared Padalecki, Erica Yates

Votes: 23,781 | Gross: $10.04M

25. Afterschool (2008)

Not Rated | 120 min | Drama, Mystery

6.1
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66 Metascore

An Internet-addicted prep-school student captures on video camera the drug overdose of two girls.

Director: Antonio Campos | Stars: Ezra Miller, Jeremy Allen White, Emory Cohen, Michael Stuhlbarg

Votes: 3,641 | Gross: $0.00M

26. The Haunting of Molly Hartley (2008)

PG-13 | 82 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

3.9
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28 Metascore

A girl with PTSD attempts to refresh her life at a new school, but soon finds it impossible when she's afflicted by not only bullying and bad memories, but also the supernatural.

Director: Mickey Liddell | Stars: Haley Bennett, Chace Crawford, Jake Weber, Shannon Woodward

Votes: 8,193 | Gross: $13.35M

27. Rocket Science (2007)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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73 Metascore

Looking for answers to life's big questions, a stuttering boy joins his high school debate team.

Director: Jeffrey Blitz | Stars: Reece Thompson, Anna Kendrick, Nicholas D'Agosto, Utkarsh Ambudkar

Votes: 12,056 | Gross: $0.71M

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.

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

Votes: 11,055 | Gross: $1.20M

29. Igby Goes Down (2002)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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72 Metascore

A young man's peculiar upbringing renders him unable to competently cope with the struggle of growing up.

Director: Burr Steers | Stars: Kieran Culkin, Susan Sarandon, Jeff Goldblum, Claire Danes

Votes: 29,837 | Gross: $4.68M

30. Heaven Help Us (1985)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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A new transfer student to St. Basil's Boys' Prep School tries to fit in while romantically pursuing a troubled young girl.

Director: Michael Dinner | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Andrew McCarthy, John Heard, Mary Stuart Masterson

Votes: 3,387

31. Legally Blondes (2009 Video)

PG | 86 min | Comedy, Family

3.8
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Moving from England to California, the youngest cousins of Elle Woods must defend themselves when their schools reigning forces turn on the girls and try to frame them for a crime.

Director: Savage Steve Holland | Stars: Milly Rosso, Becky Rosso, Christopher Cousins, Brittany Curran

Votes: 4,040

32. The Emperor's Club (2002)

PG-13 | 109 min | Drama

6.9
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49 Metascore

An idealistic prep school teacher attempts to redeem an incorrigible student.

Director: Michael Hoffman | Stars: Kevin Kline, Emile Hirsch, Joel Gretsch, Embeth Davidtz

Votes: 15,024 | Gross: $14.06M

33. Cruel Intentions 3 (2004 Video)

R | 85 min | Drama

4.7
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Two guys at a college prep school make wagers on seducing naive young girls, and then meet their match when they agree to see which one can seduce the most popular and devious girl who has her own agenda to everything.

Director: Scott Ziehl | Stars: Kerr Smith, Kristina Anapau, Nathan Wetherington, Melissa Yvonne Lewis

Votes: 6,859

34. Another Country (1984)

PG | 90 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.2
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Based on the life of the young Guy Burgess, who would become better known as one of the Cambridge Spies.

Director: Marek Kanievska | Stars: Rupert Everett, Colin Firth, Michael Jenn, Robert Addie

Votes: 4,233

35. Tadpole (2000)

PG-13 | 78 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.2
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71 Metascore

Coming-of-age story about a 15-year-old boy, Oscar, who falls in love with his stepmother, Eve.

Director: Gary Winick | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Aaron Stanford, Kate Mara, Robert Iler

Votes: 5,295 | Gross: $2.88M

36. Outside Providence (1999)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.4
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62 Metascore

After one too many run ins with the law, a punk teenager from a working class background is sent to prep school by his frustrated dad, and learns a thing or two.

Director: Michael Corrente | Stars: Shawn Hatosy, Amy Smart, Alec Baldwin, Tommy Bone

Votes: 7,930 | Gross: $7.29M

37. Tart (2001)

R | 94 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

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After her only friend is expelled from their private school in the Upper East Side of Manhattan, Cat Storm wants to get close to a boy she is attracted to and recreate herself with new ... See full summary »

Director: Christina Wayne | Stars: Dominique Swain, Brad Renfro, Bijou Phillips, Mischa Barton

Votes: 2,606

38. Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939)

Unrated | 114 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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An aged teacher and former headmaster of a boarding school recalls his career and his personal life over the decades.

Directors: Sam Wood, Sidney Franklin | Stars: Robert Donat, Greer Garson, Terry Kilburn, John Mills

Votes: 8,343

39. Pride (2007)

PG | 104 min | Drama, Family, Sport

5.8
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55 Metascore

The determined Jim Ellis starts a swim team for troubled teens at the Philadelphia Department of Recreation.

Director: Sunu Gonera | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bernie Mac, Kimberly Elise, Tom Arnold

Votes: 5,680 | Gross: $1.37M

40. Boys (1996)

PG-13 | 86 min | Mystery, Drama, Romance

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Patty Vare falls off a horse and is found unconscious by preparatory school student John Baker. He takes her to his dormitory. As he quickly discovers, she is hiding from something. For ... See full summary »

Director: Stacy Cochran | Stars: Winona Ryder, Lukas Haas, John C. Reilly, James Le Gros

Votes: 3,133 | Gross: $0.52M

41. Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1969)

G | 155 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.0
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A shy, withdrawn English schoolteacher falls for a flashy showgirl.

Director: Herbert Ross | Stars: Peter O'Toole, Petula Clark, Michael Redgrave, George Baker

Votes: 2,564

42. Bad Kids Go to Hell (2012)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Mystery, Thriller

4.5
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40 Metascore

On a stormy Saturday afternoon, six students from Crestview Academy begin to meet horrible fates as they serve out their detentions. Is a fellow student to blame, or perhaps Crestview's alleged ghosts are behind the terrible acts?

Director: Matthew Spradlin | Stars: Cameron Deane Stewart, Ben Browder, Jeffrey Schmidt, Ali Faulkner

Votes: 3,213

43. Making the Grade (1984)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Romance

5.7
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A spoiled rich young man hires a young hustler, who lives in a broken car and owes money to a dicey loan shark, to take his place in his elite prep school and graduate for him.

Director: Dorian Walker | Stars: Judd Nelson, Jonna Lee, Gordon Jump, Walter Olkewicz

Votes: 1,088

44. Goodbye, Mr. Chips (2002 TV Movie)

99 min | Drama

7.6
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In the later years of the nineteenth century Latin master Mr. Chipping is the mainstay of Brookfields boys boarding school, a good teacher and a kindly person but he is considered to be ... See full summary »

Director: Stuart Orme | Stars: Martin Clunes, Victoria Hamilton, Conleth Hill, John Wood

Votes: 612

45. The Extra Man (2010)

R | 108 min | Comedy

5.9
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56 Metascore

A man who escorts wealthy widows in New York's Upper East Side takes a young aspiring playwright under his wing.

Directors: Shari Springer Berman, Robert Pulcini | Stars: Kevin Kline, Paul Dano, Katie Holmes, Marian Seldes

Votes: 4,286 | Gross: $0.45M

46. The Chocolate War (1988)

R | 100 min | Drama

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A surreal portrait of a Catholic Private School and its hierarchy. A new student must submit to the bizarre rituals of his peers and the expectations of the school's administration by ... See full summary »

Director: Keith Gordon | Stars: John Glover, Ilan Mitchell-Smith, Wallace Langham, Doug Hutchison

Votes: 1,777 | Gross: $0.30M

47. Rebound: The Legend of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault (1996 TV Movie)

R | 120 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.8
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A dramatization of the life of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault (Don Cheadle), with a lot of factual based occurrences. A reformed junkie returns from prison to clean up his act and devote the ... See full summary »

Director: Eriq La Salle | Stars: Don Cheadle, James Earl Jones, Michael Beach, Ronny Cox

Votes: 2,527

48. Tea and Sympathy (1956)

Approved | 122 min | Drama

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Tom Lee is a sensitive boy of 17 whose lack of interest in the "manly" pursuits of sports, mountain climbing and girls labels him "sister-boy" at the college he is attending. Head master ... See full summary »

Director: Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Deborah Kerr, John Kerr, Leif Erickson, Edward Andrews

Votes: 1,783

49. I Love You, I Love You Not (1996)

PG-13 | 88 min | Drama, Romance

5.5
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Prep school student Daisy and her European-born grandmother Nana share the sad stories of their lives: Daisy tells Nana of her romance with young Ethan and problems in school because she's ... See full summary »

Director: Billy Hopkins | Stars: Jeanne Moreau, Claire Danes, Jude Law, James Van Der Beek

Votes: 2,433

50. To Serve Them All My Days (1980–1981)

673 min | Drama

8.6
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David Powlett-Jones has just returned to England from the trenches of WWI. He was injured and shell-shocked and, after a spell in hospital he gets a job teaching in a boys boarding school ... See full summary »

Stars: John Duttine, Frank Middlemass, Alan MacNaughtan, Patricia Lawrence

Votes: 464