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1. Sleepers (1996)

R | 147 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.6
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49 Metascore

After a prank goes disastrously wrong, a group of boys are sent to a detention center where they are brutalized; over 10 years later, they get their chance for revenge.

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Robert De Niro, Kevin Bacon, Brad Pitt, Jason Patric

Votes: 159,576 | Gross: $53.30M

2. American Me (1992)

R | 125 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.2
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66 Metascore

A Mexican-American Mafia kingpin is released from prison, falls in love for the first time, and grows introspective about his gangster lifestyle.

Director: Edward James Olmos | Stars: Edward James Olmos, William Forsythe, Sal Lopez, Vira Montes

Votes: 6,156 | Gross: $13.09M

3. Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987)

PG | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Family

3.6
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22 Metascore

The Man of Steel crusades for nuclear disarmament and meets Lex Luthor's latest creation, Nuclear Man.

Director: Sidney J. Furie | Stars: Christopher Reeve, Gene Hackman, Margot Kidder, Jackie Cooper

Votes: 34,874 | Gross: $15.68M

4. The 400 Blows (1959)

Not Rated | 99 min | Crime, Drama

8.1
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Moving story of a young boy who, left without attention, delves into a life of petty crime.

Director: François Truffaut | Stars: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Albert Rémy, Claire Maurier, Guy Decomble

Votes: 74,618

5. Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (1989)

NC-17 | 101 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.0
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55 Metascore

An unbalanced but alluring former mental patient takes a porn star prisoner in the hopes of convincing her to marry him.

Director: Pedro Almodóvar | Stars: Victoria Abril, Antonio Banderas, Loles León, Julieta Serrano

Votes: 18,868 | Gross: $4.09M

6. The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box (2013)

PG | 100 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

5.4
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39 Metascore

Ancient mysteries. Powerful evil. And a fearless hero's quest through a fantastical realm of steam-powered wonders and sinister magic... In THE ADVENTURER: THE CURSE OF THE MIDAS BOX, ... See full summary »

Director: Jonathan Newman | Stars: Michael Sheen, Lena Headey, Sam Neill, Ioan Gruffudd

Votes: 4,528 | Gross: $0.00M

7. Pustina (2016– )

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.5
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In a remote village where everyone know each other, girl goes missing under suspicious circumstances.

Stars: Zuzana Stivínová, Jaroslav Dusek, Eliska Krenková, Jan Cina

Votes: 453

8. Angels with Dirty Faces (1938)

Approved | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

8.0
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A priest tries to stop a gangster from corrupting a group of street kids.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: James Cagney, Pat O'Brien, Humphrey Bogart, Ann Sheridan

Votes: 16,481

9. Dog Pound (2010)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama

7.0
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57 Metascore

Three juvenile delinquents are sentenced to a correctional facility where they encounter gang violence, death, and harassment from staff and other inmates.

Director: Kim Chapiron | Stars: Adam Butcher, Shane Kippel, Matthew Morales, Slim Twig

Votes: 9,131

10. The Butcher Boy (1997)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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Francie and Joe live the usual playful, fantasy filled childhoods of normal boys. However, with a violent, alcoholic father and a manic depressive, suicidal mother the pressure on Francie ... See full summary »

Director: Neil Jordan | Stars: Stephen Rea, Fiona Shaw, Eamonn Owens, Alan Boyle

Votes: 8,080 | Gross: $1.82M

11. La tête haute (2015)

R | 120 min | Drama

7.0
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59 Metascore

A juvenile judge and a special educator are convinced that they can save the young delinquent Malony from himself and his violent ways.

Director: Emmanuelle Bercot | Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Rod Paradot, Benoît Magimel, Sara Forestier

Votes: 2,157 | Gross: $0.02M

12. Kongen av Bastøy (2010)

Not Rated | 116 min | Action, Drama

7.5
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Norwegian winter, early 20th century. On the boys home Bastoy, a new inmate leads the boys to a violent uprising against a brutal regime. How far is he willing to go to attain freedom?

Director: Marius Holst | Stars: Benjamin Helstad, Trond Nilssen, Stellan Skarsgård, Kristoffer Joner

Votes: 14,600 | Gross: $0.01M

13. Deadly Is the Female (1950)

Passed | 86 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.7
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A well meaning crack shot husband is pressured by his beautiful marksman wife to go on an interstate robbery spree, where he finds out just how depraved and deadly she really is.

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: John Dall, Peggy Cummins, Berry Kroeger, Morris Carnovsky

Votes: 8,440

14. Pixote (1981)

R | 128 min | Crime, Drama

8.0
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The life of a boy in the streets of Sao Paulo, involved with little crimes, prostitution, etc

Director: Hector Babenco | Stars: Fernando Ramos da Silva, Jorge Julião, Gilberto Moura, Edilson Lino

Votes: 5,009

15. Kurt & Courtney (1998)

R | 95 min | Documentary, Crime, Music

6.2
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A documentary on the life of Kurt Cobain and his relationship with Courtney Love.

Director: Nick Broomfield | Stars: Courtney Love, Nick Broomfield, Kurt Cobain, Mari Earle

Votes: 5,853 | Gross: $0.44M

16. Poison (1991)

NC-17 | 85 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

6.5
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Three intercut stories about outsiders, sex and violence. In "Hero," Richie, at age 7, kills his father and flies away. After the event, a documentary in cheesy lurid colors asks what ... See full summary »

Director: Todd Haynes | Stars: Edith Meeks, Larry Maxwell, Susan Norman, Millie White

Votes: 2,613 | Gross: $0.61M

17. All the Invisible Children (2005)

124 min | Drama

7.6
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Seven short films - each one focused on the plight of a different child protagonist.

Directors: Mehdi Charef, Emir Kusturica, Spike Lee, Kátia Lund, Jordan Scott, Ridley Scott, Stefano Veneruso, John Woo | Stars: Adama Bila, Elysée Rouamba, Rodrigue Ouattara, Uros Milovanovic

Votes: 3,370

18. Song for a Raggy Boy (2003)

94 min | Drama

7.6
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"Song for a Raggy Boy" is based on the true story of a single teacher's courage to stand up against an untouchable prefect's sadistic disciplinary regime and other abuse in a Catholic Reformatory and Industrial School in 1939 Ireland.

Director: Aisling Walsh | Stars: Aidan Quinn, Iain Glen, Marc Warren, Dudley Sutton

Votes: 3,094

19. Reform School Girls (1986)

R | 94 min | Drama, Thriller, Crime

5.1
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Jenny is sent to a women's reform school. It is run by evil warden Sutter and her henchwoman Edna. Jenny will stop at nothing to escape but she also has to deal with Charlie the bully.

Director: Tom DeSimone | Stars: Linda Carol, Wendy O. Williams, Pat Ast, Sybil Danning

Votes: 1,685

20. Nightmare Alley (1947)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Film-Noir

7.8
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The rise and fall of Stanton Carlisle, a mentalist whose lies and deceit prove to be his downfall.

Director: Edmund Goulding | Stars: Tyrone Power, Joan Blondell, Coleen Gray, Helen Walker

Votes: 5,390

21. 5ive Girls (2006)

Not Rated | 95 min | Horror, Thriller

4.5
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Five wayward teenage girls are sent to a reformatory and discover they possess unique powers to battle the ancient demon, Legion, which holds thrall over the sinister institution.

Director: Warren P. Sonoda | Stars: Ron Perlman, Jennifer Miller, Jordan Madley, Terra Vnesa

Votes: 2,877

22. Miss Marple: They Do It with Mirrors (1991 TV Movie)

100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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When Miss Marple is invited to the manor house of an old friend, it is not long before a puzzling murder puts her mind to work.

Director: Norman Stone | Stars: Joan Hickson, Jean Simmons, Joss Ackland, Faith Brook

Votes: 926

23. Three for the Road (1987)

PG | 88 min | Drama, Comedy

5.3
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A crafty political aide and his soft-spoken pal are assigned the job of delivering a senator's out-of-control teenage daughter to an institution.

Director: Bill Norton | Stars: Charlie Sheen, Kerri Green, Alan Ruck, Sally Kellerman

Votes: 776 | Gross: $1.54M

24. The Slingshot (1993)

R | 102 min | Drama

6.5
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Stocholm in the 1920s. Young Roland lives with his socialist father, Jewish mother and a boxing brother. His mother sells condoms illegally, and from them, Roland makes slingshots which he ... See full summary »

Director: Åke Sandgren | Stars: Jesper Salén, Stellan Skarsgård, Basia Frydman, Niklas Olund

Votes: 1,637 | Gross: $0.31M

25. Scrubbers (1982)

R | 90 min | Drama

5.6
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Two girls escape from an open borstal for two very different reasons; Annetta to attempt to visit her baby daughter, who is being raised in a convent; and Carol, who hopes to be recaptured ... See full summary »

Director: Mai Zetterling | Stars: Amanda York, Chrissie Cotterill, Elizabeth Edmonds, Kate Ingram

Votes: 317

26. Walking Across Egypt (1999)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.2
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An elderly widow befriends an orphaned juvenile delinquent.

Director: Arthur Allan Seidelman | Stars: Forrest, Ellen Burstyn, Judge Reinhold, Mark Hamill

Votes: 1,048

27. W imie... (2013)

102 min | Drama, Thriller

6.4
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52 Metascore

Gay priest with talent to straighten out delinquent lads can remain effectual only so long as not even a hint of his orientation is revealed or suggested.

Director: Malgorzata Szumowska | Stars: Andrzej Chyra, Mateusz Kosciukiewicz, Maja Ostaszewska, Lukasz Simlat

Votes: 1,899

28. White Lightnin' (2009)

92 min | Biography, Drama

7.1
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Deep in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains in West Virginia, where every man owns a gun and a moonshine still, abides living legend Jesco White, "the dancing outlaw". As a boy Jesco was... See full summary »

Director: Dominic Murphy | Stars: Muse Watson, Carrie Fisher, Wallace Merck, Stephanie Astalos-Jones

Votes: 1,467

29. Schatjes! (1984)

101 min | Comedy

6.4
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A peaceful family-life is suddenly disturbed when the children enter puberty. The children take over the house and ban their parents from their lives.

Director: Ruud van Hemert | Stars: Peter Faber, Geert de Jong, Akkemay, Frank Schaafsma

Votes: 1,799

30. Lady of the Night (1925)

TV-G | 70 min | Drama, Romance

6.1
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A world-weary prostitute yearns after respectability and the love of an inventor.

Director: Monta Bell | Stars: Norma Shearer, Malcolm McGregor, Dale Fuller, George K. Arthur

Votes: 429

31. 7 Virgins (2005)

86 min | Crime, Drama

6.3
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It is summertime in a blue-collar, marginal district of a city in the South of Spain. Tano, a teenager currently serving a sentence in a juvenile reform center, is given a 48-hour leave to ... See full summary »

Director: Alberto Rodríguez | Stars: Juan José Ballesta, Iride Fontana, Javier Berger, Jesús Carroza

Votes: 1,527

32. Carl Panzram: The Spirit of Hatred and Vengeance (2011)

81 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

6.4
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The true story of lifelong criminal and serial killer, Carl Panzram who wrote his autobiography for a jail guard in 1928.

Director: John Borowski | Stars: John DiMaggio, Tom Lodewyck, David Salmonson, Brett Jetmund

Votes: 466

33. Hell's House (1932)

72 min | Drama

6.3
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Jimmy idolizes bootlegger Matt, and when he refuses to implicate his friend, he is sent to reform school. He befriends Shorty, a boy with a heart condition, and escapes to let the world know about the brutal conditions.

Director: Howard Higgin | Stars: Bette Davis, Pat O'Brien, Junior Durkin, Frank Coghlan Jr.

Votes: 718

34. Tre fratelli (1981)

PG | 113 min | Drama

7.4
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Three men face their mother's death.

Director: Francesco Rosi | Stars: Philippe Noiret, Michele Placido, Vittorio Mezzogiorno, Andréa Ferréol

Votes: 1,073

35. Tummien perhosten koti (2008)

108 min | Drama

6.9
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Juhani, 14 years old and tormented by a childhood trauma, has changed several foster parents from the age of eight. He is taken to an island, where there is a boys' home, run by a strict ... See full summary »

Director: Dome Karukoski | Stars: Niilo Syväoja, Tommi Korpela, Kristiina Halttu, Kati Outinen

Votes: 2,033

36. Diary of a Lost Girl (1929)

Not Rated | 79 min | Drama

8.0
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Thymiane is a beautiful young girl who is not having a storybook life. Her governess, Elizabeth, is thrown out of her home when she is pregnant, only to be later found drowned. That same ... See full summary »

Director: Georg Wilhelm Pabst | Stars: Louise Brooks, Josef Rovenský, Fritz Rasp, André Roanne

Votes: 3,145

37. The Babe Ruth Story (1948)

Approved | 106 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

5.5
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The famed slugger is played by Bendix, who resembles Ruth slightly in looks and not at all in baseball ability. The film traces the "life and times" of Ruth, including his famous "called ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: William Bendix, Claire Trevor, Charles Bickford, Sam Levene

Votes: 758

38. Port of Call (1948)

100 min | Drama

6.7
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A suicidal factory girl out of reformatory school, anxious to escape her overbearing mother, falls in love with a sailor who can't forgive her past.

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Nine-Christine Jönsson, Bengt Eklund, Mimi Nelson, Berta Hall

Votes: 1,371

39. Die Konsequenz (1977)

100 min | Drama

7.2
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Thomas is the son of a prison warden. He falls for and seduces Martin, who is older and one of the prison inmates. After Martin is released, They try to build a relationship and a life ... See full summary »

Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: Jürgen Prochnow, Ernst Hannawald, Werner Schwuchow, Hans-Michael Rehberg

Votes: 534

40. They Have Escaped (2014)

102 min | Drama

6.4
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Two teenage outcasts run away from a halfway house and embark on a rambling cross-country journey.

Director: J.-P. Valkeapää | Stars: Roosa Söderholm, Teppo Manner, Petteri Pennilä, Jari Pehkonen

Votes: 508

41. Heartbeat (1946)

102 min | Drama, Romance

6.0
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A young female escapee from a reform school joins a pickpocket academy in Paris. She is caught red-handed on her first attempt at stealing by an upper class man. He recruits her to do him a... See full summary »

Director: Sam Wood | Stars: Ginger Rogers, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Adolphe Menjou, Melville Cooper

Votes: 445

42. Springflod (1990)

105 min | Drama, Romance

5.8
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Director: Eddie Thomas Petersen | Stars: Jesper Gredeli Jensen, Trine Dyrholm, Kirsten Olesen, Peter Schrøder

Votes: 135

43. Men of Boys Town (1941)

Not Rated | 106 min | Drama

6.6
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Mr. and Mrs. Maitland invite Whitey to their home on a trial basis. Whitey tries to visit a friend in reform school and inmate Flip is hiding in car as Whitey leaves. Flip steals money and ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Mickey Rooney, Bobs Watson, Larry Nunn

Votes: 819

44. Deep Waters (1948)

Approved | 85 min | Drama

6.9
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A Maine lobster fisherman, trained as an architect, prefers to be a fisherman over the objections of his fiancée. The latter, a welfare worker for the state, finds a home for a 12-year-old ... See full summary »

Director: Henry King | Stars: Dana Andrews, Jean Peters, Cesar Romero, Dean Stockwell

Votes: 147

45. The Mayor of Hell (1933)

TV-PG | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.0
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Five members of a teen-age gang, including leader Jimmy Smith, are sent to the State Reformatory, presided over by the melodramatically callous Thompson. Soon, Patsy Gargan, a former ... See full summary »

Directors: Archie Mayo, Michael Curtiz | Stars: James Cagney, Madge Evans, Arthur Byron, Allen Jenkins

Votes: 1,010

46. Midnight Mary (1933)

Passed | 74 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.1
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A young woman is on trial for murder. In flashback, we learn of her struggles to overcome poverty as a teenager -- a mistaken arrest and prison term for shoplifting and lack of employment ... See full summary »

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Loretta Young, Franchot Tone, Ricardo Cortez, Andy Devine

Votes: 856

47. So Evil, So Young (1961)

77 min | Drama

5.0
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A young girl is framed for a robbery, and sent to a harsh reform school, where she becomes the target of a vicious warden.

Director: Godfrey Grayson | Stars: Jill Ireland, Ellen Pollock, John Charlesworth, Jocelyn Britton

Votes: 85

48. S.E.R. - Svoboda eto rai (1989)

76 min | Drama

7.1
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Young Sasha is brought into a state-run children's home because his mother died early and his father spends most of his life in prison. The conditions are like in a penal institution. Sasha... See full summary »

Director: Sergei Bodrov | Stars: Aleksandr Bureyev, Svetlana Gaytan, Vladimir Kosyrev, Kseniya Nazarova

Votes: 203

49. Crónica de un niño solo (1965)

79 min | Drama

7.5
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CHRONICLE OF A BOY ALONE, is an indictment of a fascist regime running roughshod over its most vulnerable citizens, its children. Focusing on the bleak life of eleven-year-old bad boy Polin... See full summary »

Director: Leonardo Favio | Stars: Diego Puente, Tino Pascali, Cacho Espíndola, Victoriano Moreira

Votes: 442

50. That Summer! (1979)

94 min | Drama

7.1
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Two girls travel to Torquay in Devon from the North of England to work as chamber maids for the summer. They meet two boys, also in Torquay for the summer, one of whom (winstone) is entered... See full summary »

Director: Harley Cokeliss | Stars: Ray Winstone, Julie Shipley, Tony London, Emily Moore

Votes: 91