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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.

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

2. The Breakfast Club (1985)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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62 Metascore

Five high school students, all different stereotypes, meet in detention, where they pour their hearts out to each other, and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought.

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

3. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003)

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

8.2
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A young girl, destined to slay vampires, demons and other infernal creatures, deals with her life fighting evil, with the help of her friends.

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

4. 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

5. The Guest (I) (2014)

R | 99 min | Mystery, Thriller

7.3
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76 Metascore

A soldier introduces himself to the Peterson family, claiming to be a friend of their son who died in action. After the young man is welcomed into their home, a series of accidental deaths seem to be connected to his presence.

Writer: Simon Barrett | Director: Adam Wingard | Stars: Dan Stevens, Sheila Kelley, Maika Monroe, Joel David Moore

6. American History X (1998)

R | 119 min | Crime, Drama

8.6
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62 Metascore

A former neo-nazi skinhead tries to prevent his younger brother from going down the same wrong path that he did.

Writer: David McKenna | Director: Tony Kaye | Stars: Edward Norton, Edward Furlong, Beverly D'Angelo, Jennifer Lien

7. 90210 (2008–2013)

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.0
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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.

Creators: Darren Star, Jeff Judah, Gabe Sachs, Rob Thomas | Stars: Shenae Grimes-Beech, Tristan Wilds, AnnaLynne McCord, Jessica Stroup

8. Matilda (1996)

PG | 102 min | Comedy, 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.

Writers: Roald Dahl, Nicholas Kazan, Robin Swicord | Director: Danny DeVito | Stars: Danny DeVito, Rhea Perlman, Mara Wilson, Embeth Davidtz

9. Easy A (2010)

PG-13 | 92 min | Comedy, Romance

7.2
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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.

Writer: Bert V. Royal | Director: Will Gluck | Stars: Emma Stone, Amanda Bynes, Penn Badgley, Dan Byrd

10. Degrassi: The Next Generation (2001– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Drama | Active

7.5
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About the kids at Degrassi Community School. Centralizing around the children of the original characters from Degrassi High (1987). The show aims to deal with serious and sometimes taboo issues that plague teenagers.

Creators: Yan Moore, Linda Schuyler | Stars: Stefan Brogren, Aislinn Paul, Melinda Shankar, A.J. Saudin

11. Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)

PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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60 Metascore

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

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

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

PG | 161 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

7.3
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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.

Writers: J.K. Rowling, Steve Kloves | Director: Chris Columbus | Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Richard Harris

13. 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

14. Carrie (1976)

R | 98 min | Horror

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

15. The Princess Diaries (2001)

G | 115 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

6.1
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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.

Writers: Meg Cabot, Gina Wendkos | Director: Garry Marshall | Stars: Julie Andrews, Anne Hathaway, Hector Elizondo, Heather Matarazzo

16. The Fosters (2013– )

60 min | Drama | Active

8.1
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Teenager Callie Jacobs is placed in a foster home with a lesbain couple and their blend of biological, adoptive and foster children.

Creators: Brad Bredeweg, Peter Paige | Stars: Teri Polo, Sherri Saum, Jake T. Austin, Hayden Byerly

17. 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

18. 17 Again (2009)

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

6.4
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48 Metascore

About a guy whose life didn't quite turn out how he wanted it to and wishes he could go back to high school and change it. He wakes up one day and is seventeen again and gets the chance to rewrite his life.

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

19. 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.

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

20. 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.

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

21. Ghost World (2001)

R | 111 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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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.

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

22. Trick 'r Treat (2007)

R | 82 min | Horror, Thriller

6.8
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Four 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 one 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.

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

23. Snow Day (2000)

PG | 89 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

4.9
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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.

Writers: Will McRobb, Chris Viscardi | Director: Chris Koch | Stars: Chevy Chase, Schuyler Fisk, Chris Elliott, Mark Webber

24. Kindergarten Cop (1990)

PG-13 | 111 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.0
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61 Metascore

A tough cop is given his most difficult assignment ever: to masquerade as a kindergarten teacher in order to find a drug dealer.

Writers: Murray Salem, Herschel Weingrod, Timothy Harris | Director: Ivan Reitman | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Penelope Ann Miller, Pamela Reed, Linda Hunt

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

R | 99 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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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.

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

26. 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.

Creators: Bill Martin, Mike Schiff | Stars: Donal Logue, Megyn Price, Kevin Corrigan, Lynsey Bartilson

27. 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.

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

28. A Goofy Movie (1995)

TV-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.

Writers: Jymn Magon, Chris Matheson, Brian Pimental, Curtis Armstrong, John Doolittle | Director: Kevin Lima | Stars: Bill Farmer, Jason Marsden, Jim Cummings, Kellie Martin

29. In & Out (1997)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy

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.

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

30. Dirty Girl (2010)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

6.5
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37 Metascore

It's 1987 and Danielle, the high school 'Dirty Girl', is running away. With her is chubby, gay Clarke, a bag of flour called Joan and a Walkman full of glorious '80s tunes.

Writer: Abe Sylvia | Director: Abe Sylvia | Stars: Juno Temple, Jeremy Dozier, Milla Jovovich, Zach Lasry

31. 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 boy's orphanage he discovers the school is haunted and has many dark secrets that he must uncover.

Writers: Guillermo del Toro, Antonio Trashorras, David Muñoz | Director: Guillermo del Toro | Stars: Marisa Paredes, Eduardo Noriega, Federico Luppi, Fernando Tielve

32. Fame (2009)

PG | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

5.0
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39 Metascore

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

Writers: Allison Burnett, Christopher Gore | Director: Kevin Tancharoen | Stars: Kelsey Grammer, Bebe Neuwirth, Megan Mullally, Kay Panabaker

33. Rebound (2005)

PG | 103 min | Comedy, Family, Sport

5.1
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36 Metascore

An acclaimed college hoops coach is demoted to a junior varsity team after a public meltdown.

Writers: William Wolff, Ed Decter, John J. Strauss, Jon Lucas, Scott Moore | Director: Steve Carr | Stars: Martin Lawrence, Megan Mullally, Breckin Meyer, Wendy Raquel Robinson

34. Welcome to the Dollhouse (1995)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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83 Metascore

Insightful look at an unattractive 7th grader as she struggles to cope with un-attentive parents, snobbish classmates, a smart older brother, an attractive younger sister, and her own insecurities.

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

35. Bully (I) (2011)

PG-13 | 98 min | Documentary

7.4
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74 Metascore

A documentary on peer-to-peer bullying in schools across America.

Writers: Cynthia Lowen, Lee Hirsch | Director: Lee Hirsch | Stars: Ja'Meya Jackson, Kelby Johnson, Lona Johnson, Bob Johnson

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.

Writer: Patrick Sheane Duncan | Director: Stephen Herek | Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Glenne Headly, Jay Thomas, Olympia Dukakis

37. Diabolique (1955)

Unrated | 116 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

8.2
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The wife of a cruel headmaster and his mistress conspire to kill him, but after the murder is committed, his body disappears, and strange events begin to plague the two women.

Writers: Pierre Boileau, Thomas Narcejac, Henri-Georges Clouzot, Jérôme Géronimi, René Masson, Frédéric Grendel | Director: Henri-Georges Clouzot | Stars: Simone Signoret, Véra Clouzot, Paul Meurisse, Charles Vanel

38. That's What I Am (2011)

PG | 101 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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53 Metascore

A coming-of-age story set in 1965 that follows 12-year-old Andy Nichol (Chase Ellison), a bright student who, like most kids his age, will do anything to avoid conflict for fear of ... See full summary »

Writer: Michael Pavone | Director: Michael Pavone | Stars: Ed Harris, Chase Ellison, Molly Parker, Daniel Roebuck

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

30 min | Comedy, Family, Sport

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.

Creator: Sam Bobrick | Stars: Dennis Haskins, Dustin Diamond, Samantha Esteban, Sarah Lancaster

40. 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.

Writers: Jeff Siegel, Mark Rowland, Vincent Scordia | Director: Vincent Scordia | Stars: Corey Feldman, Brian O'Halloran, Bronson Pinchot, Parker Croft

41. Radio Rebel (2012 TV Movie)

Drama, Family

6.4
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High schooler Tara, a girl so painfully shy that she can't even write a single letter on the board in front of a class, has an awesome secret - she is "Radio Rebel". When Tara puts on that ... See full summary »

Writers: Danielle Joseph, Erik Patterson, Jessica Scott | Director: Peter Howitt | Stars: Debby Ryan, Sarena Parmar, Adam DiMarco, Atticus Dean Mitchell

42. 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.

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

43. Recess (1997–2001)

TV-Y | 15 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

8.0
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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.

Creators: Paul Germain, Joe Ansolabehere | Stars: Andrew Lawrence, Ashley Johnson, Jason Davis, Rickey D'Shon Collins

44. Teen Wolf Too (1987)

PG | 95 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

3.0
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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.

Writers: Jeph Loeb, Matthew Weisman, Tim Kring | Director: Christopher Leitch | Stars: Jason Bateman, Kim Darby, John Astin, Paul Sand

45. Max Keeble's Big Move (2001)

PG | 86 min | Comedy, Crime, Family

5.3
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40 Metascore

Max Keeble, the victim of his 7th grade class, plots revenge when he learns he's moving; it backfires when he doesn't move after all.

Writers: David L. Watts, Jonathan Bernstein, Mark Blackwell, James Greer | Director: Tim Hill | Stars: Alex D. Linz, Larry Miller, Jamie Kennedy, Zena Grey

46. 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.

Writers: E.R. Braithwaite, James Clavell | Director: James Clavell | Stars: Sidney Poitier, Judy Geeson, Christian Roberts, Suzy Kendall

47. Cop and ½ (1993)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Crime, Family

3.8
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Devon Butler is an eight-year old who dreams of being a cop. He watches police TV shows, knows police procedures, and plays cops and robbers with his friend Ray. One day, while snooping ... See full summary »

Writer: Arne Olsen | Director: Henry Winkler | Stars: Burt Reynolds, Norman D. Golden II, Ruby Dee, Holland Taylor

48. 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.

Creator: Clyde Phillips | Stars: Corin Nemec, Billy Jayne, Troy W. Slaten, Melanie Chartoff

49. 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 classmates at her school, and her own religious, but abusive, mother.

Writers: Bryan Fuller, Stephen King | Director: David Carson | Stars: Angela Bettis, Patricia Clarkson, Rena Sofer, Kandyse McClure

50. Captain Underpants (2017)

Animation, Comedy | Pre-production

Two mischievous kids hypnotize their mean high school principal and turn him into their comic book creation, the kind-hearted and elastic-banded Captain Underpants.

Writers: Dav Pilkey, Nicholas Stoller | Director: Rob Letterman | Stars: Kevin Hart, Ed Helms, Nick Kroll, Jordan Peele