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1. Mean Girls (2004)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy

7.0
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66 Metascore

Cady Heron is a hit with The Plastics, the A-list girl clique at her new school, until she makes the mistake of falling for Aaron Samuels, the ex-boyfriend of alpha Plastic Regina George.

Director: Mark Waters | Stars: Lindsay Lohan, Jonathan Bennett, Rachel McAdams, Tina Fey

Votes: 272,917 | Gross: $86.06M

2. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

8.2
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A young woman is forced to fulfill her destiny of fighting vampires and demons with the help of her friends all the while struggling to live a normal teenage life of heart break and drama.

Stars: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan, Anthony Head

Votes: 109,990

3. The Fosters (2013– )

60 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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Teenager Callie Jacob is placed in a foster home with a lesbian couple and their blend of biological, adoptive, and foster children.

Stars: Maia Mitchell, Hayden Byerly, David Lambert, Cierra Ramirez

Votes: 19,484

4. Matilda (1996)

PG | 102 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.8
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Story of a wonderful little girl, who happens to be a genius, and her wonderful teacher vs. the worst parents ever and the worst school principal imaginable.

Director: Danny DeVito | Stars: Danny DeVito, Rhea Perlman, Mara Wilson, Embeth Davidtz

Votes: 99,413 | Gross: $33.08M

5. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)

PG | 161 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

7.4
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63 Metascore

Harry ignores warnings not to return to Hogwarts, only to find the school plagued by a series of mysterious attacks and a strange voice haunting him.

Director: Chris Columbus | Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Richard Harris

Votes: 436,891 | Gross: $261.99M

6. Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)

PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy

7.8
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61 Metascore

A high school wise guy is determined to have a day off from school, despite what the Principal thinks of that.

Director: John Hughes | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Alan Ruck, Mia Sara, Jeffrey Jones

Votes: 266,704 | Gross: $70.14M

7. The Breakfast Club (1985)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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62 Metascore

Five high school students meet in Saturday detention and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought.

Director: John Hughes | Stars: Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Ally Sheedy

Votes: 287,239 | Gross: $45.88M

8. Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (2017)

PG | 89 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

6.2
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69 Metascore

Two overly imaginative pranksters named George and Harold hypnotize their principal into thinking he's a ridiculously enthusiastic, incredibly dimwitted superhero named Captain Underpants.

Director: David Soren | Stars: Kevin Hart, Thomas Middleditch, Ed Helms, Nick Kroll

Votes: 12,755 | Gross: $73.92M

9. 90210 (2008–2013)

TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.1
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A Kansas family relocates to Beverly Hills, where their two children adapt to the infamous social drama of West Beverly Hills High.

Stars: Shenae Grimes-Beech, Tristan Mack Wilds, AnnaLynne McCord, Jessica Stroup

Votes: 38,353

10. Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (1996–2003)

TV-G | 22 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.6
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A 16 year old high school student Sabrina Spellman finds out she's a witch. Her two witchy aunts Zelda and Hilda offered her guidance how to control her new-discovered magical powers along with Salem, a talking black cat who used to be a warlock once.

Stars: Melissa Joan Hart, Caroline Rhea, Beth Broderick, Nick Bakay

Votes: 26,780

11. Easy A (2010)

PG-13 | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.1
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72 Metascore

A clean-cut high school student relies on the school's rumor mill to advance her social and financial standing.

Director: Will Gluck | Stars: Emma Stone, Amanda Bynes, Penn Badgley, Dan Byrd

Votes: 304,084 | Gross: $58.40M

12. Fist Fight (2017)

R | 91 min | Comedy

5.6
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37 Metascore

When one school teacher unwittingly causes another teacher's dismissal, he is challenged to an after-school fight.

Director: Richie Keen | Stars: Ice Cube, Charlie Day, Tracy Morgan, Christina Hendricks

Votes: 24,383 | Gross: $32.15M

13. Degrassi: The Next Generation (2001–2015)

TV-PG | 30 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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The lives of the kids at Degrassi Community School dealing with the serious and sometimes taboo issues that plague teenagers.

Stars: Stefan Brogren, Aislinn Paul, Melinda Shankar, A.J. Saudin

Votes: 9,650

14. Saved by the Bell (1989–1992)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

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

Stars: Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Mario Lopez, Dustin Diamond, Lark Voorhies

Votes: 26,787

15. Carrie (1976)

R | 98 min | Horror

7.4
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85 Metascore

Carrie White, a shy, friendless teenage girl who is sheltered by her domineering, religious mother, unleashes her telekinetic powers after being humiliated by her classmates at her senior prom.

Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie, Amy Irving, John Travolta

Votes: 138,490 | Gross: $33.80M

16. 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: 104,727 | Gross: $108.25M

17. Ghost World (2001)

R | 111 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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88 Metascore

With only the plan of moving in together after high school, two unusually devious friends seek direction in life. As a mere gag, they respond to a man's newspaper ad for a date, only to find it will greatly complicate their lives.

Director: Terry Zwigoff | Stars: Steve Buscemi, Thora Birch, Scarlett Johansson, Brad Renfro

Votes: 102,102 | Gross: $6.22M

18. 17 Again (2009)

PG-13 | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.4
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48 Metascore

Mike O'Donnell is ungrateful for how his life turned out. He gets a chance to rewrite his life when he tried to save a janitor near a bridge and jumped after him into a time vortex.

Director: Burr Steers | Stars: Zac Efron, Matthew Perry, Leslie Mann, Thomas Lennon

Votes: 156,257 | Gross: $64.17M

19. The Boy Next Door (2015)

R | 91 min | Mystery, Thriller

4.7
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30 Metascore

A woman, separated from her unfaithful husband, falls for a younger man who has moved in next door, but their torrid affair soon takes a dangerous turn.

Director: Rob Cohen | Stars: Jennifer Lopez, Ryan Guzman, Kristin Chenoweth, John Corbett

Votes: 31,407 | Gross: $35.39M

20. Zoey 101 (2005–2008)

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

5.9
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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

Votes: 10,975

21. Kindergarten Cop (1990)

PG-13 | 111 min | Comedy

6.1
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61 Metascore

A tough cop must pose as a kindergarten teacher in order to locate a dangerous criminal's ex-wife, who may hold the key to putting him behind bars.

Director: Ivan Reitman | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Penelope Ann Miller, Pamela Reed, Linda Hunt

Votes: 116,155 | Gross: $91.46M

22. Trick 'r Treat (2007)

R | 82 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller

6.8
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Five interwoven stories that occur on Halloween: An everyday high school principal has a secret life as a serial killer; a college virgin might have just met the guy for her; a group of teenagers pull a mean prank; a woman who loathes the night has to contend with her holiday-obsessed husband; and a mean old man meets his match with a demonic, supernatural trick-or-treater.

Director: Michael Dougherty | Stars: Anna Paquin, Brian Cox, Dylan Baker, Rochelle Aytes

Votes: 69,010

23. Billy Madison (1995)

PG-13 | 89 min | Comedy

6.4
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16 Metascore

In order to inherit his fed up father's hotel empire, an immature and lazy man must repeat grades 1-12 all over again.

Director: Tamra Davis | Stars: Adam Sandler, Darren McGavin, Bridgette Wilson-Sampras, Bradley Whitford

Votes: 113,109 | Gross: $25.59M

24. Grounded for Life (2001–2005)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy

7.5
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Thirty-something Irish Catholic couple Sean and Claudia deal with their three children as well as Sean's judgmental father and his carefree brother.

Stars: Donal Logue, Megyn Price, Kevin Corrigan, Lynsey Bartilson

Votes: 12,818

25. Teen Wolf Too (1987)

PG | 95 min | Comedy, Fantasy

3.2
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8 Metascore

Todd Howard is a struggling teenager. Nothing seems to be going very well for him, until he turns into a wolf.

Director: Christopher Leitch | Stars: Jason Bateman, Kim Darby, John Astin, Paul Sand

Votes: 8,961 | Gross: $7.89M

26. Children of Heaven (1997)

PG | 89 min | Drama, Family

8.4
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After a boy loses his sister's pair of shoes, he goes on a series of adventures in order to find them. When he can't, he tries a new way to "win" a new pair.

Director: Majid Majidi | Stars: Mohammad Amir Naji, Amir Farrokh Hashemian, Bahare Seddiqi, Nafise Jafar-Mohammadi

Votes: 38,500 | Gross: $0.93M

27. Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life (2016)

PG | 92 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

6.1
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51 Metascore

After his principal (Andy Daly) destroys his sketchbook, Rafe (Griffin Gluck) and his best friend Leo (Thomas Barbusca) decide to "destroy his book" and break every rule in the school's Code of Conduct.

Director: Steve Carr | Stars: Griffin Gluck, Lauren Graham, Alexa Nisenson, Andrew Daly

Votes: 4,729 | Gross: $19.99M

28. The Devil's Backbone (2001)

R | 106 min | Drama, Horror

7.5
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78 Metascore

After Carlos - a 12-year-old whose father has died in the Spanish Civil War - arrives at an ominous boys' orphanage, he discovers the school is haunted and has many dark secrets that he must uncover.

Director: Guillermo del Toro | Stars: Marisa Paredes, Eduardo Noriega, Federico Luppi, Fernando Tielve

Votes: 52,206 | Gross: $0.75M

29. Recess (1997–2001)

TV-Y | 23 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.9
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Comic tales of a group of good friends, 4 boys and 2 girls, during breaks in primary school, as they grow up, relate to each other, and have brushes with authority.

Stars: Andrew Lawrence, Ashley Johnson, Jason Davis, Rickey D'Shon Collins

Votes: 17,661

30. A Goofy Movie (1995)

G | 78 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.8
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When Max makes an preposterous promise to a girl he has a crush on, his chances to fulfilling it seem hopeless when he is dragged onto a cross-country trip with his embarrassing father, Goofy.

Director: Kevin Lima | Stars: Bill Farmer, Jason Marsden, Jim Cummings, Kellie Martin

Votes: 37,240 | Gross: $35.35M

31. The Art of Getting By (2011)

PG-13 | 83 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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36 Metascore

George, a lonely and fatalistic teen who has made it all the way to his senior year without ever having done a real day of work, is befriended by Sally, a popular but complicated girl who recognizes in him a kindred spirit.

Director: Gavin Wiesen | Stars: Freddie Highmore, Emma Roberts, Michael Angarano, Sasha Spielberg

Votes: 50,211 | Gross: $1.43M

32. Mr. Holland's Opus (1995)

PG | 143 min | Drama, Music

7.3
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A frustrated composer finds fulfillment as a high school music teacher.

Director: Stephen Herek | Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Glenne Headly, Jay Thomas, Olympia Dukakis

Votes: 31,737 | Gross: $82.57M

33. Vampires Suck (2010)

PG-13 | 82 min | Adventure, Comedy, Horror

3.5
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18 Metascore

A spoof of vampire-themed movies, where teenager Becca finds herself torn between two boys. As she and her friends wrestle with a number of different dramas, everything comes to a head at their prom.

Directors: Jason Friedberg, Aaron Seltzer | Stars: Jenn Proske, Matt Lanter, Diedrich Bader, Chris Riggi

Votes: 41,330 | Gross: $36.66M

34. Snow Day (2000)

PG | 89 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

5.0
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34 Metascore

When a school in upstate New York is snowed in, a group of students hi-jack a plow to keep the school closed.

Director: Chris Koch | Stars: Chevy Chase, Schuyler Fisk, Chris Elliott, Mark Webber

Votes: 9,981 | Gross: $60.02M

35. Prom Night (1980)

R | 92 min | Horror, Thriller

5.4
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45 Metascore

At a high school senior prom, a masked killer stalks four teenagers who were responsible for the accidental death of a classmate six years previously.

Director: Paul Lynch | Stars: Leslie Nielsen, Jamie Lee Curtis, Casey Stevens, Anne-Marie Martin

Votes: 11,561 | Gross: $14.80M

36. Saved by the Bell: The New Class (1993–2000)

30 min | Comedy, Family

3.8
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A new group of students are now making their way through the halls of Bayside High School. Mr. Belding is still the principal, and Screech is now his assistant.

Stars: Dennis Haskins, Dustin Diamond, Samantha Esteban, Sarah Lancaster

Votes: 1,575

37. Diabolique (1955)

Not Rated | 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: 47,630

38. In & Out (1997)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Romance

6.3
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70 Metascore

A midwestern teacher questions his sexuality after a former student makes a comment about him at the Academy Awards.

Director: Frank Oz | Stars: Kevin Kline, Joan Cusack, Tom Selleck, Matt Dillon

Votes: 34,073 | Gross: $63.86M

39. Pump Up the Volume (1990)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.2
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77 Metascore

Mark runs a pirate radio station and causes an uproar when he speaks his mind and enthralls fellow teens.

Director: Allan Moyle | Stars: Christian Slater, Samantha Mathis, Anthony Lucero, Andy Romano

Votes: 22,817 | Gross: $11.54M

40. 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.

Stars: Corin Nemec, Billy Jayne, Troy W. Slaten, Melanie Chartoff

Votes: 4,192

41. Welcome to the Dollhouse (1995)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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83 Metascore

An unattractive seventh grader struggles to cope with inattentive parents, snobbish classmates, a smart older brother, an attractive younger sister, and her own insecurities in suburban New Jersey.

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

Votes: 28,248 | Gross: $4.77M

42. To Sir, with Love (1967)

Unrated | 105 min | Drama

7.7
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Idealistic engineer-trainee and his experiences in teaching a group of rambunctious white high school students from the slums of London's East End.

Director: James Clavell | Stars: Sidney Poitier, Judy Geeson, Christian Roberts, Suzy Kendall

Votes: 13,026 | Gross: $42.43M

43. One Eight Seven (1997)

R | 119 min | Drama, Thriller

6.7
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High school teacher Trevor Garfield is stabbed by bad-boy student. Fifteen months later, he moves to Los-Angeles to the unruly, predominantly Latino school. He has to tame wolf-like ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Reynolds | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, John Heard, Kelly Rowan, Clifton Collins Jr.

Votes: 19,340 | Gross: $5.72M

44. Anne of Avonlea (1987)

230 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.3
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Anne Shirley accepts a teaching position at a girls boarding school in a town dominated by a rich and belligerant family determined to make her life miserable.

Stars: Megan Follows, Colleen Dewhurst, Marilyn Lightstone, Schuyler Grant

Votes: 7,183

45. Out of This World (1987–1991)

30 min | Comedy, Family

7.5
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At the same time as Evie is about to ask her Dad if she can see him, her mother is getting engaged to the mayors brother. Shes worried that her father won't get a chance to be with her mother again.

Stars: Donna Pescow, Maureen Flannigan, Burt Reynolds, Doug McClure

Votes: 1,296

46. Boston Public (2000–2004)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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The lives of 10 faculty members at a high school in Boston, Mass. weave in and out of dealing with trouble-makers, having a personal life, and keeping sanity.

Stars: Loretta Devine, Anthony Heald, Fyvush Finkel, Chi McBride

Votes: 4,752

47. Three O'Clock High (1987)

PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy

7.2
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A nerd gets himself in hot water with the new bully, a quiet bad boy who challenges him to fight on the grounds of their high school after the day's end.

Director: Phil Joanou | Stars: Casey Siemaszko, Annie Ryan, Richard Tyson, Stacey Glick

Votes: 9,066 | Gross: $3.69M

48. The Winning Season (2009)

PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Sport

6.6
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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.

Director: Jim Strouse | Stars: Sam Rockwell, Emma Roberts, Rob Corddry, Emily Rios

Votes: 5,226

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

R | 99 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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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.

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

Votes: 33,802 | Gross: $0.22M

50. California Dreams (1992–1997)

30 min | Comedy, Family, Music

7.1
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Living in California, a bunch of cool teenagers decide to form a rock band, the Dreams. Between gigs, they have to deal with real-life issues.

Stars: Kelly Packard, Michael Cade, Jay Anthony Franke, William James Jones

Votes: 1,208