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1. A Christmas Story (1983)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Family

8.1
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77 Metascore

Ralphie has to convince his parents, his teacher, and Santa that a Red Ryder B.B. gun really is the perfect gift for the 1940s.

Writers: Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown, Bob Clark | Director: Bob Clark | Stars: Peter Billingsley, Melinda Dillon, Darren McGavin, Scott Schwartz

2. Elf (2003)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.9
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64 Metascore

After inadvertently wreaking havoc on the elf community due to his ungainly size, a man raised as an elf at the North Pole is sent to the U.S. in search of his true identity.

Writer: David Berenbaum | Director: Jon Favreau | Stars: Will Ferrell, James Caan, Bob Newhart, Zooey Deschanel

3. Boyhood (I) (2014)

R | 165 min | Drama

8.4
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100 Metascore

The life of a young man, Mason, from age 5 to age 18.

Writer: Richard Linklater | Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke, Elijah Smith

4. If I Stay (2014)

PG-13 | 107 min | Drama, Music, Romance

6.9
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46 Metascore

Life changes in an instant for young Mia Hall after a car accident puts her in a coma. During an out-of-body experience, she must decide whether to wake up and live a life far different than she had imagined.The choice is hers if she can go on.

Writers: Shauna Cross, Gayle Forman | Director: R.J. Cutler | Stars: Chloë Grace Moretz, Mireille Enos, Jamie Blackley, Joshua Leonard

5. Paddington (2014)

PG | 95 min | Comedy, Family

7.7
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77 Metascore

A young English boy befriends a talking bear he finds at a London train station. A live-action feature based on the series of popular children's books by Michael Bond.

Writers: Paul King, Hamish McColl, Michael Bond | Director: Paul King | Stars: Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent

6. The Santa Clause (1994)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.3
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57 Metascore

When a man inadvertantly kills Santa on Christmas Eve, he finds himself magically recruited to take his place.

Writers: Leo Benvenuti, Steve Rudnick | Director: John Pasquin | Stars: Tim Allen, Judge Reinhold, Wendy Crewson, Eric Lloyd

7. Gossip Girl (2007–2012)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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Privileged teens living on the Upper Eastside of New York City.

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

8. Night at the Museum (2006)

PG | 108 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.4
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48 Metascore

A newly recruited night security guard at the Museum of Natural History discovers that an ancient curse causes the animals and exhibits on display to come to life and wreak havoc.

Writers: Robert Ben Garant, Thomas Lennon, Milan Trenc | Director: Shawn Levy | Stars: Ben Stiller, Carla Gugino, Ricky Gervais, Dick Van Dyke

9. Glee (2009– )

44 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.8
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A group of ambitious misfits try to escape the harsh realities of high school by joining a glee club, where they find strength, acceptance and, ultimately, their voice, while working to pursue dreams of their own.

Stars: Lea Michele, Jane Lynch, Matthew Morrison, Cory Monteith

10. Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

R | 122 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.9
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81 Metascore

After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own.

Writers: David O. Russell, Matthew Quick | Director: David O. Russell | Stars: Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Jacki Weaver

11. Man of Steel (2013)

PG-13 | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

7.3
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55 Metascore

Clark Kent, one of the last of an extinguished race disguised as an unremarkable human, is forced to reveal his identity when Earth is invaded by an army of survivors who threaten to bring the planet to the brink of destruction.

Writers: David S. Goyer, Christopher Nolan, Jerry Siegel, Joe Shuster | Director: Zack Snyder | Stars: Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Diane Lane

12. The Simpsons (1989– )

TV-PG | 22 min | Animation, Comedy | Active

9.0
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The satiric adventures of a working-class family in the misfit city of Springfield.

Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner, Yeardley Smith

13. How to Train Your Dragon (2010)

PG | 98 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

8.2
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74 Metascore

A hapless young Viking who aspires to hunt dragons becomes the unlikely friend of a young dragon himself, and learns there may be more to the creatures than he assumed.

Writers: William Davies, Dean DeBlois, Chris Sanders, Cressida Cowell | Directors: Dean DeBlois, Chris Sanders | Stars: Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Craig Ferguson

14. Twilight (I) (2008)

PG-13 | 122 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

5.2
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56 Metascore

A teenage girl risks everything when she falls in love with a vampire.

Writers: Melissa Rosenberg, Stephenie Meyer | Director: Catherine Hardwicke | Stars: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Billy Burke, Sarah Clarke

15. Donnie Darko (2001)

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

8.1
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71 Metascore

A troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a large bunny rabbit that manipulates him to commit a series of crimes, after narrowly escaping a bizarre accident.

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

16. Superbad (2007)

R | 113 min | Comedy

7.6
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76 Metascore

Two co-dependent high school seniors are forced to deal with separation anxiety after their plan to stage a booze-soaked party goes awry.

Writers: Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg | Director: Greg Mottola | Stars: Michael Cera, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Bill Hader

17. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

PG | 115 min | Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi

7.9
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94 Metascore

A troubled child summons the courage to help a friendly alien escape Earth and return to his home-world.

Writer: Melissa Mathison | Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore, Peter Coyote, Dee Wallace

18. 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

19. Nativity! (2009)

PG | 105 min | Comedy, Family

6.5
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An improvised comedy based around a school nativity play.

Writer: Debbie Isitt | Director: Debbie Isitt | Stars: Martin Freeman, Marc Wootton, Jason Watkins, Ashley Jensen

20. 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

21. 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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70 Metascore

A new kid must find a guy to date the meanest girl in school, the older sister of the girl he has a crush on, who cannot date until her older sister does.

Writers: Karen McCullah, Kirsten Smith | Director: Gil Junger | Stars: Heath Ledger, Julia Stiles, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Larisa Oleynik

22. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)

PG-13 | 138 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

7.4
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71 Metascore

With their warning about Lord Voldemort's return scoffed at, Harry and Dumbledore are targeted by the Wizard authorities as an authoritarian bureaucrat slowly seizes power at Hogwarts.

Writers: Michael Goldenberg, J.K. Rowling | Director: David Yates | Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Brendan Gleeson

23. Easy A (2010)

PG-13 | 92 min | Comedy, 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.

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

24. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990–1996)

TV-PG | 24 min | Comedy

8.0
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The Banks family, a respectable Californian family, take in a relative - Will Smith, a street-smart teenager from Philadelphia. The idea is to make him respectable, responsible and mature, but Will has got other plans...

Creator: Andy Borowitz | Stars: Will Smith, James Avery, Alfonso Ribeiro, Karyn Parsons

25. Blue Is the Warmest Color (2013)

NC-17 | 179 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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88 Metascore

Adele's life is changed when she meets Emma, a young woman with blue hair, who will allow her to discover desire, to assert herself as a woman and as an adult. In front of others, Adele grows, seeks herself, loses herself and ultimately finds herself through love and loss.

Writers: Abdellatif Kechiche, Ghalia Lacroix, Julie Maroh | Director: Abdellatif Kechiche | Stars: Léa Seydoux, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Salim Kechiouche, Aurélien Recoing

26. X-Men (2000)

PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.4
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64 Metascore

Two mutants come to a private academy for their kind whose resident superhero team must oppose a terrorist organization with similar powers.

Writers: Tom DeSanto, Bryan Singer, David Hayter | Director: Bryan Singer | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, Famke Janssen

27. Malcolm in the Middle (2000–2006)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.0
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A gifted young teen tries to survive with his dimwitted, dysfunctional family.

Creator: Linwood Boomer | Stars: Frankie Muniz, Jane Kaczmarek, Bryan Cranston, Christopher Masterson

28. 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

29. Clueless (1995)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Romance

6.7
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68 Metascore

A rich high school student tries to boost a new pupil's popularity, but reckons without affairs of the heart getting in the way.

Writer: Amy Heckerling | Director: Amy Heckerling | Stars: Alicia Silverstone, Stacey Dash, Brittany Murphy, Paul Rudd

30. Switched at Birth (2011– )

60 min | Drama, Family

7.9
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Two teenagers find out they were switched at birth changing their entire lives.

Creator: Lizzy Weiss | Stars: Vanessa Marano, Constance Marie, D.W. Moffett, Lea Thompson

31. Homefront (2013)

R | 100 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.5
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40 Metascore

A former DEA agent moves his family to a quiet town, where he soon tangles with a local meth druglord.

Writers: Sylvester Stallone, Chuck Logan | Director: Gary Fleder | Stars: Jason Statham, James Franco, Winona Ryder, Kate Bosworth

32. V for Vendetta (2005)

R | 132 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

8.2
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62 Metascore

In a future British tyranny, a shadowy freedom fighter plots to overthrow it with the help of a young woman.

Writers: Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski, David Lloyd | Director: James McTeigue | Stars: Hugo Weaving, Natalie Portman, Rupert Graves, Stephen Rea

33. Hugo (2011)

PG | 126 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.6
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83 Metascore

Set in 1930s Paris, an orphan who lives in the walls of a train station is wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and an automaton.

Writers: John Logan, Brian Selznick | Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Asa Butterfield, Chloë Grace Moretz, Christopher Lee, Ben Kingsley

34. Hot Fuzz (2007)

R | 121 min | Comedy

7.9
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81 Metascore

Exceptional London cop Nicholas Angel is involuntarily transferred to a quaint English village and paired with a witless new partner. While on the beat, Nicholas suspects a sinister conspiracy is afoot with the residents.

Writers: Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg | Director: Edgar Wright | Stars: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman, Bill Nighy

35. Zodiac (2007)

R | 157 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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78 Metascore

A San Francisco cartoonist becomes an amateur detective obsessed with tracking down the Zodiac killer.

Writers: James Vanderbilt, Robert Graysmith | Director: David Fincher | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Edwards

36. 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

37. Grease (1978)

PG-13 | 110 min | Musical, Romance

7.2
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70 Metascore

Good girl Sandy and greaser Danny fell in love over the summer. But when they unexpectedly discover they're now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance?

Writers: Jim Jacobs, Warren Casey, Bronte Woodard, Allan Carr | Director: Randal Kleiser | Stars: John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing, Jeff Conaway

38. A Beautiful Mind (2001)

PG-13 | 135 min | Biography, Drama

8.2
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72 Metascore

After a brilliant but asocial mathematician accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn for the nightmarish.

Writers: Akiva Goldsman, Sylvia Nasar | Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Russell Crowe, Ed Harris, Jennifer Connelly, Christopher Plummer

39. Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)

G | 100 min | Family, Fantasy, Musical

7.8
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A poor boy wins the opportunity to tour the most eccentric and wonderful candy factory of all.

Writer: Roald Dahl | Director: Mel Stuart | Stars: Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Peter Ostrum, Roy Kinnear

40. Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (1993)

PG | 107 min | Comedy, Music

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The sisters come back to Delores's show to get her back as Sister Mary Clarence to teach music to a group of students in their parochial school which is doomed for closure. One of the girls... See full summary »

Writers: Joseph Howard, James Orr, Jim Cruickshank, Judi Ann Mason | Director: Bill Duke | Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Kathy Najimy, Maggie Smith, Barnard Hughes

41. 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

42. Prancer (1989)

G | 103 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

6.2
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A farm girl nurses a wounded reindeer she believes is one of Santa's, hoping to bring it back to health in time for Christmas. Her holiday spirit inspires those around her, something her disheartened father is having trouble understanding.

Writer: Greg Taylor | Director: John D. Hancock | Stars: Sam Elliott, Cloris Leachman, Rutanya Alda, Abe Vigoda

43. The O.C. (2003–2007)

TV-PG | 44 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.5
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A troubled youth becomes embroiled in the lives of a close-knit group of people in the wealthy, upper-class neighborhood of Newport Beach, Orange County, California.

Creator: Josh Schwartz | Stars: Mischa Barton, Adam Brody, Peter Gallagher, Kelly Rowan

44. The Truman Show (1998)

PG | 103 min | Drama

8.0
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90 Metascore

An insurance salesman/adjuster discovers his entire life is actually a T.V. show.

Writer: Andrew Niccol | Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Jim Carrey, Ed Harris, Laura Linney, Noah Emmerich

45. 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

46. Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014)

PG | 92 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.9
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59 Metascore

The time-travelling adventures of an advanced canine and his adopted son, as they endeavor to fix a time rift they created.

Writers: Jay Ward, Craig Wright, Robert Ben Garant, Thomas Lennon, Michael McCullers | Director: Rob Minkoff | Stars: Ty Burrell, Max Charles, Stephen Colbert, Leslie Mann

47. Just Go with It (2011)

PG-13 | 117 min | Comedy, Romance

6.4
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33 Metascore

On a weekend trip to Hawaii, a plastic surgeon convinces his loyal assistant to pose as his soon-to-be-divorced wife in order to cover up a careless lie he told to his much-younger girlfriend.

Writers: Allan Loeb, Timothy Dowling, I.A.L. Diamond, Abe Burrows, Pierre Barillet, Jean-Pierre Grédy | Director: Dennis Dugan | Stars: Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston, Brooklyn Decker, Nicole Kidman

48. X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)

PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.7
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40 Metascore

A look at Wolverine's early life, in particular his time with the government squad Team X and the impact it will have on his later years.

Writers: David Benioff, Skip Woods | Director: Gavin Hood | Stars: Hugh Jackman, Liev Schreiber, Ryan Reynolds, Danny Huston

49. Remember the Titans (2000)

PG | 113 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.7
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48 Metascore

The true story of a newly appointed African-American coach and his high school team on their first season as a racially integrated unit.

Writer: Gregory Allen Howard | Director: Boaz Yakin | Stars: Denzel Washington, Will Patton, Wood Harris, Ryan Hurst

50. Life of Pi (2012)

PG | 127 min | Adventure, Drama

8.0
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79 Metascore

A young man who survives a disaster at sea is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery. While cast away, he forms an unexpected connection with another survivor: a fearsome Bengal tiger.

Writers: Yann Martel, David Magee | Director: Ang Lee | Stars: Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan, Adil Hussain, Tabu