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1. 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: 106,820

2. The Fosters (2013– )

60 min | Drama, Romance

8.0
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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: David Lambert, Maia Mitchell, Danny Nucci, Hayden Byerly

Votes: 18,193

3. 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: 274,328 | Gross: $38.10M

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: 94,874 | Gross: $33.08M

5. 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: 257,388 | Gross: $70.14M

6. 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: 261,203 | Gross: $86.05M

7. 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: 418,069 | Gross: $261.97M

8. 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: 293,812 | Gross: $58.40M

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: 37,482

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

PG | Animation, Action, Adventure | Completed

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: Jordan Peele, Kevin Hart, Nick Kroll, Kristen Schaal

11. Fist Fight (2017)

R | 91 min | Comedy

5.8
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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: 5,373 | Gross: $32.15M

12. The Princess Diaries (2001)

G | 111 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

6.2
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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 16th year.

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

Votes: 100,495 | Gross: $108.24M

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

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

6.6
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A 16 years 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: 25,755

14. 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: 9,434

15. Carrie (1976)

R | 98 min | Horror

7.4
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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: 132,645

16. The Boy Next Door (2015)

R | 91 min | Mystery, Thriller

4.6
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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: 29,974 | Gross: $35.39M

17. 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: 26,090

18. Kindergarten Cop (1990)

PG-13 | 111 min | Comedy

6.0
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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: 112,678 | Gross: $91.46M

19. 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: 152,380 | Gross: $64.15M

20. 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: 109,810 | Gross: $25.59M

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

PG | 92 min | Comedy, Family

6.1
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51 Metascore

Imaginative quiet teenager Rafe Katchadorian is tired of his middle school's obsession with the rules at the expense of any and all creativity. Desperate to shake things up, Rafe and his ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 3,631 | Gross: $19.99M

22. 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: 99,738 | Gross: $6.20M

23. 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: 10,515

24. Grounded for Life (2001–2005)

TV-14 | 30 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: 12,624

25. 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: 35,808 | Gross: $35.35M

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: 34,247 | Gross: $0.93M

27. The Devil's Backbone (2001)

R | 106 min | Drama, Fantasy, 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: 50,260 | Gross: $0.75M

28. Trick 'r Treat (2007)

R | 82 min | 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: 66,363

29. 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: 48,406 | Gross: $1.43M

30. 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: 8,674 | Gross: $3.69M

31. 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: 4,049

32. Radio Rebel (2012 TV Movie)

TV-G | 85 min | Drama, Family

6.2
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Tara, a painfully shy high-schooler, has a secret: she is also a confident DJ known as Radio Rebel, who lends her voice to others.

Director: Peter Howitt | Stars: Debby Ryan, Sarena Parmar, Adam DiMarco, Atticus Mitchell

Votes: 5,541

33. 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.

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

Votes: 15,869 | Gross: $18.81M

34. Vampires Suck (2010)

PG-13 | 82 min | Comedy

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: 40,374 | Gross: $36.66M

35. 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: 6,850

36. 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: 31,094 | Gross: $82.53M

37. 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: 16,803

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: 33,419 | Gross: $63.83M

39. Fame (2009)

PG | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

5.0
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39 Metascore

An updated version of the musical Fame (1980), which centered on the students of the New York Academy of Performing Arts.

Director: Kevin Tancharoen | Stars: Kelsey Grammer, Bebe Neuwirth, Megan Mullally, Kay Panabaker

Votes: 14,460 | Gross: $22.45M

40. Pump Up the Volume (1990)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.1
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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, Annie Ross, Andy Romano

Votes: 22,124 | Gross: $11.54M

41. Room 222 (1969–1974)

30 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.7
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Black teacher Pete Dixon tries to teach the students at Walt Whitman High to be tolerant. He is assisted by girlfriend and school counselor Liz and student teacher (later teacher) Alice. The students love him.

Stars: Lloyd Haynes, Denise Nicholas, Michael Constantine, Karen Valentine

Votes: 564

42. Prom Night (1980)

R | 92 min | Horror, Thriller

5.4
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A masked killer stalks four teenagers, responsible for the accidental death of a little girl six years earlier, at their high school's senior prom.

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

Votes: 10,913

43. Hooking Up (II) (2009)

Unrated | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

2.7
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In this over-the-top comedy, the relationships of three girls and fours guys - in affluent, adolescent suburban reality - intersect through the topsy-turvy world of love, power...and hooking up.

Director: Vincent Scordia | Stars: Corey Feldman, Brian O'Halloran, Bronson Pinchot, Parker Croft

Votes: 1,521

44. Carrie (2002 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 132 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.5
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Carrie White is a lonely and painfully shy teenage girl with telekinetic powers who is slowly pushed to the edge of insanity by frequent bullying from both her classmates and her domineering, religious mother.

Director: David Carson | Stars: Angela Bettis, Patricia Clarkson, Rena Sofer, Kandyse McClure

Votes: 8,024

45. 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: 18,823 | Gross: $5.72M

46. 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: 45,198

47. Allen Gregory (2011)

Animation, Comedy

4.3
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A super smart seven-year-old attempts to attend regular grade school.

Stars: Jonah Hill, Nat Faxon, Will Forte, Joy Osmanski

Votes: 2,944

48. 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: 12,482

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: 33,031 | Gross: $0.22M

50. Welcome to the Dollhouse (1995)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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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: 27,555 | Gross: $4.77M