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1. The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)

PG-13 | 102 min | Drama, Romance

8.1
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67 Metascore

An introvert freshman is taken under the wings of two seniors who welcome him to the real world.

Writer: Stephen Chbosky | Director: Stephen Chbosky | Stars: Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Ezra Miller, Paul Rudd

2. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)

PG-13 | 157 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

7.6
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81 Metascore

Harry finds himself mysteriously selected as an under-aged competitor in a dangerous tournament between three schools of magic.

Writers: Steve Kloves, J.K. Rowling | Director: Mike Newell | Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Eric Sykes

3. Back to the Future (1985)

PG | 116 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

8.5
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86 Metascore

A young man is accidentally sent 30 years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his friend, Dr. Emmett Brown, and must make sure his high-school-age parents unite in order to save his own existence.

Writers: Robert Zemeckis, Bob Gale | Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover

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. Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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67 Metascore

A group of Southern California high school students are enjoying their most important subjects: sex, drugs and rock n' roll.

Writer: Cameron Crowe | Director: Amy Heckerling | Stars: Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Judge Reinhold, Robert Romanus

6. Mr. Nobody (2009)

R | 141 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

7.9
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63 Metascore

A boy stands on a station platform as a train is about to leave. Should he go with his mother or stay with his father? Infinite possibilities arise from this decision. As long as he doesn't choose, anything is possible.

Writer: Jaco Van Dormael | Director: Jaco Van Dormael | Stars: Jared Leto, Sarah Polley, Diane Kruger, Linh Dan Pham

7. 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

8. Dazed and Confused (1993)

R | 102 min | Comedy

7.7
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78 Metascore

The adventures of incoming high school and junior high students on the last day of school, in May of 1976.

Writer: Richard Linklater | Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Jason London, Wiley Wiggins, Matthew McConaughey, Rory Cochrane

9. Sky High (2005)

PG | 100 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

6.2
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62 Metascore

Set in a world where superheroes are commonly known and accepted, young Will Stronghold, the son of the Commander and Jetstream, tries to find a balance between being a normal teenager and an extraordinary being.

Writers: Paul Hernandez, Robert Schooley, Mark McCorkle | Director: Mike Mitchell | Stars: Kurt Russell, Kelly Preston, Michael Angarano, Danielle Panabaker

10. The Karate Kid (1984)

PG | 126 min | Action, Drama, Family

7.2
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A handyman/martial arts master agrees to teach a bullied boy karate and shows him that there is more to the martial art than fighting.

Writer: Robert Mark Kamen | Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita, Elisabeth Shue, Martin Kove

11. 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

12. Napoleon Dynamite (2004)

PG | 96 min | Comedy

6.9
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64 Metascore

A listless and alienated teenager decides to help his new friend win the class presidency in their small western high school, while he must deal with his bizarre family life back home.

Writers: Jared Hess, Jerusha Hess | Director: Jared Hess | Stars: Jon Heder, Efren Ramirez, Jon Gries, Aaron Ruell

13. Pretty in Pink (1986)

PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.7
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57 Metascore

A poor girl must choose between the affections of her doting childhood sweetheart and a rich but sensitive playboy.

Writer: John Hughes | Director: Howard Deutch | Stars: Molly Ringwald, Jon Cryer, Harry Dean Stanton, Annie Potts

14. The Virgin Suicides (1999)

R | 97 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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76 Metascore

A group of male friends become obsessed with five mysterious sisters who are sheltered by their strict, religious parents.

Writers: Jeffrey Eugenides, Sofia Coppola | Director: Sofia Coppola | Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Josh Hartnett, James Woods, Kathleen Turner

15. Sixteen Candles (1984)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Romance

7.2
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57 Metascore

A young girl's "sweet sixteenth" birthday becomes anything but special as she suffers from every embarrassment possible.

Writer: John Hughes | Director: John Hughes | Stars: Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall, Justin Henry, Michael Schoeffling

16. Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Family

6.2
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56 Metascore

The adventures of a teenager who is fresh out and in Middle School, where he has to learn the consequences and responsibility to survive the year.

Writers: Jackie Filgo, Jeff Filgo, Gabe Sachs, Jeff Judah, Jeff Kinney | Director: Thor Freudenthal | Stars: Zachary Gordon, Robert Capron, Rachael Harris, Steve Zahn

17. American Graffiti (1973)

PG | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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A couple of high school grads spend one final night cruising the strip with their buddies before they go off to college.

Writers: George Lucas, Gloria Katz, Willard Huyck | Director: George Lucas | Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard, Paul Le Mat, Charles Martin Smith

18. Drive Me Crazy (1999)

PG-13 | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.6
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42 Metascore

A high school girl must find a substitute date to escort her to the prom.

Writers: Todd Strasser, Rob Thomas | Director: John Schultz | Stars: Melissa Joan Hart, Adrian Grenier, Stephen Collins, Mark Metcalf

19. Hairspray (1988)

PG | 92 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

6.9
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77 Metascore

A 'pleasantly plump' teenager teaches 1962 Baltimore a thing or two about integration after landing a spot on a local TV dance show.

Writer: John Waters | Director: John Waters | Stars: Sonny Bono, Ruth Brown, Divine, Deborah Harry

20. Read It and Weep (2006 TV Movie)

TV-G | 84 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

5.7
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A shy and retiring high school student develops a peculiar alter ego that changes her life forever.

Writers: Patrick J. Clifton, Beth Rigazio, Julia DeVillers | Director: Paul Hoen | Stars: Kay Panabaker, Danielle Panabaker, Alexandra Krosney, Marquise Brown

21. The Next Karate Kid (1994)

PG | 107 min | Action, Drama, Family

4.2
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Mr. Miyagi is back and he takes a new pupil under his wing; a troubled adolescent girl.

Writers: Robert Mark Kamen, Mark Lee | Director: Christopher Cain | Stars: Pat Morita, Hilary Swank, Michael Ironside, Constance Towers

22. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969)

PG | 116 min | Drama

7.8
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A headstrong young teacher in a private school in 1930s Edinburgh ignores the curriculum and influences her impressionable 12 year old charges with her over-romanticized world view.

Writers: Muriel Spark, Jay Presson Allen | Director: Ronald Neame | Stars: Maggie Smith, Gordon Jackson, Robert Stephens, Pamela Franklin

23. Daddy Long Legs (1955)

Approved | 126 min | Musical, Romance

6.7
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On a trip to France, millionaire Jervis Pendelton sees an 18 year old girl in an orphanage. Enchanted with her, but mindful of the difference in their ages, he sponsors her to college in ... See full summary »

Writers: Phoebe Ephron, Henry Ephron, Jean Webster | Director: Jean Negulesco | Stars: Fred Astaire, Leslie Caron, Terry Moore, Thelma Ritter

24. It Runs in the Family (2003)

PG-13 | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.5
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44 Metascore

This is the story of a dysfunctional New York family, and their attempts to reconcile.

Writer: Jesse Wigutow | Director: Fred Schepisi | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Michael Douglas, Bernadette Peters, Rory Culkin

25. Princess Protection Program (2009 TV Movie)

Comedy, Drama, Family

5.7
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A princess whose country has been invaded goes into hiding in Louisiana, where she has to learn to act like an ordinary teenager.

Writers: Annie DeYoung, David Morgasen | Director: Allison Liddi-Brown | Stars: Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez, Nicholas Braun, Molly Hagan

26. Heaven Help Us (1985)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.9
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A new transfer student to St. Basil's Boys' Prep School tries to fit in while romantically pursuing a troubled young girl.

Writer: Charles Purpura | Director: Michael Dinner | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Andrew McCarthy, John Heard, Mary Stuart Masterson

27. Diner (1982)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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86 Metascore

A group of college-age buddies struggle with their imminent passage into adulthood in 1959 Baltimore.

Writer: Barry Levinson | Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Steve Guttenberg, Mickey Rourke, Kevin Bacon, Daniel Stern

28. Bad Kids Go to Hell (2012)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Mystery, Thriller

4.5
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46 Metascore

On a stormy Saturday afternoon, six students from Crestview Academy begin to meet horrible fates as they serve out their detentions. Is a fellow student to blame, or perhaps Crestview's alleged ghosts are behind the terrible acts?

Writers: Matthew Spradlin, Barry Wernick | Director: Matthew Spradlin | Stars: Judd Nelson, Ben Browder, Amanda Alch, Marc Donato

29. My Little Pony: Equestria Girls (2013)

G | 72 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

6.2
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Via a magic mirror, Twilight Sparkle travels into an alternate universe in order to recover a crown that was stolen from the Crystal Empire. Upon her arrival she is horrified to learn that she has turned into a human.

Writers: Meghan McCarthy, Lauren Faust | Director: Jayson Thiessen | Stars: Tara Strong, Ashleigh Ball, Andrea Libman, Tabitha St. Germain

30. Monsieur Lazhar (2011)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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83 Metascore

At a Montréal public grade school, an Algerian immigrant is hired to replace a popular teacher who committed suicide in her classroom. While helping his students deal with their grief, his own recent loss is revealed.

Writers: Philippe Falardeau, Evelyne de la Chenelière | Director: Philippe Falardeau | Stars: Mohamed Fellag, Sophie Nélisse, Émilien Néron, Danielle Proulx

31. Legally Blondes (2009 Video)

PG | 86 min | Comedy, Family

3.8
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Moving from England to California, the youngest cousins of Elle Woods must defend themselves when their schools reigning forces turn on the girls and try to frame them for a crime.

Writers: Amanda Brown, Chad Gomez Creasey, Dara Resnik Creasey | Director: Savage Steve Holland | Stars: Milly Rosso, Becky Rosso, Christopher Cousins, Brittany Curran

32. Her Best Move (2007)

G | 101 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

5.7
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15 year-old soccer prodigy, Sara Davis, has a chance to join the U.S. National Team, but she must juggle high school, romance, sports, and parental pressure while deciding her own priorities.

Writers: Norm Hunter, Tony Vidal | Director: Norm Hunter | Stars: Daryl Sabara, Leah Pipes, Lisa Darr, Jhoanna Flores

33. Minutemen (2008 TV Movie)

TV-G | 98 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.0
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A comedy/sci-fi/adventure about three high school kids who invent a time machine to spare others just like them from the humiliation they've endured.

Writers: John Killoran, David Diamond, David Weissman | Director: Lev L. Spiro | Stars: Jason Dolley, Luke Benward, Nicholas Braun, Chelsea Kane

34. Spy School (2008)

PG | 86 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

4.8
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Doubting Thomas is the story of a twelve year old boy known for telling tall tales who overhears a plot to kidnap the President's daughter. When he goes public with his story, no one believes him, and he is forced to save her on his own.

Writers: David DuBos, Mark Blutman | Director: Mark Blutman | Stars: Forrest Landis, AnnaSophia Robb, Rider Strong, Lea Thompson

35. House of D (2004)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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33 Metascore

By working through problems stemming from his past, Tom Warshaw, an American artist living in Paris, begins to discover who he really is, and returns to his home to reconcile with his family and friends.

Writer: David Duchovny | Director: David Duchovny | Stars: David Duchovny, Téa Leoni, Robin Williams, Anton Yelchin

36. All I Wanna Do (1998)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy

6.7
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60 Metascore

In the 1960s, a group of friends at an all girls school learn that their school is going to be combined with a nearby all boys school. They concoct a plan to save their school while dealing with everyday problems along the way.

Writer: Sarah Kernochan | Director: Sarah Kernochan | Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Lynn Redgrave, Gaby Hoffmann, Rachael Leigh Cook

37. Sabrina the Teenage Witch (1996 TV Movie)

PG | 91 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.1
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A girl, sent by her parents to live with her two eccentric aunts, finds out on her sixteenth birthday that she is a witch.

Writers: Barney Cohen, Kathryn Wallack, Nicholas Factor | Director: Tibor Takács | Stars: Melissa Joan Hart, Sherry Miller, Charlene Fernetz, Michelle Beaudoin

38. Dream a Little Dream (1989)

PG-13 | 114 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.8
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An accident puts the consciousness of an elderly dream researcher into the body of a bratty teenager. The problem? The kid prefers dreamworld limbo to real life.

Writers: Daniel Jay Franklin, Marc Rocco, D.E. Eisenberg | Director: Marc Rocco | Stars: Corey Feldman, Jason Robards, Piper Laurie, Meredith Salenger

39. Get Real (1998)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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A tenderly romantic coming-of-age story as two boys in a British school fall in love.

Writer: Patrick Wilde | Director: Simon Shore | Stars: Ben Silverstone, Brad Gorton, Charlotte Brittain, Stacy Hart

40. Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You (2011)

95 min | Drama

5.8
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20 Metascore

A vulnerable teenager with a deep perception of the world and no idea how to live in it.

Writers: Peter Cameron, Roberto Faenza, Dahlia Heyman | Director: Roberto Faenza | Stars: Aubrey Plaza, Ellen Burstyn, Lucy Liu, Toby Regbo

41. Good News (1947)

Approved | 93 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

8.1
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At fictitious Tait University in the Roaring 20's, co-ed and school librarian Connie Lane falls for football hero Tommy Marlowe. Unfortunately, he has his eye on gold-digging vamp Pat ... See full summary »

Writers: Lew Brown, Laurence Schwab, Frank Mandel, Buddy G. DeSylva, Ray Henderson, Betty Comden, Adolph Green | Director: Charles Walters | Stars: June Allyson, Peter Lawford, Patricia Marshall, Joan McCracken

42. A Holiday Romance (1999 TV Movie)

91 min | Drama, Romance

6.2
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A staid school administrator (Gerald McRaney) comes to town to close a school and ends up falling in love with a charming music teacher (Naomi Judd).

Writer: Darrah Cloud | Director: Bobby Roth | Stars: Naomi Judd, Andy Griffith, Gerald McRaney, Joon Nah

43. Peyton Place (1957)

Approved | 157 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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A peaceful New England town hides secrets and scandals.

Writers: John Michael Hayes, Grace Metalious | Director: Mark Robson | Stars: Lana Turner, Lee Philips, Lloyd Nolan, Arthur Kennedy

44. Angus (1995)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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A miserable fat teenager secretly has a crush on the class beauty, ends up becoming the surprising participant to dance with her at a high school dance, meaning he's got to get his act together with the help of his best friend.

Writers: Chris Crutcher, Jill Gordon | Director: Patrick Read Johnson | Stars: Charlie Talbert, George C. Scott, Kathy Bates, Perry Anzilotti

45. Better Luck Tomorrow (2002)

R | 101 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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67 Metascore

A group of over-achieving Asian-American high school seniors enjoy a power trip when they dip into extra-curricular criminal activities.

Writers: Ernesto Foronda, Justin Lin, Fabian Marquez | Director: Justin Lin | Stars: Parry Shen, Jason Tobin, Sung Kang, Shirley Anderson

46. Standing Ovation (2010)

PG | 105 min | Musical

3.4
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22 Metascore

About a group of friends competing in a national tween music video contest. Enter a world of hilarious adventures, original songs and never before seen dance routines. You will be left believing in the power of childhood dreams.

Writer: Stewart Raffill | Director: Stewart Raffill | Stars: Devon Jordan, Ashley Cutrona, Erika Corvette, London Clark

47. Sorry, Wrong Number (1948)

Approved | 89 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller

7.5
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Whilst on the telephone, an invalid woman overhears what she thinks is a plot for murder and attempts to prevent it.

Writer: Lucille Fletcher | Director: Anatole Litvak | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Burt Lancaster, Ann Richards, Wendell Corey

48. Bart Got a Room (2008)

R | 80 min | Comedy

5.8
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57 Metascore

While Danny's father and mother independently search for love, Danny is on his own desperate quest to find a prom date. Danny's search becomes progressively more pathetic once he and his family learn that Bart, the school's biggest dweeb, not only secured a date for the prom, but got a hotel room as well.

Writer: Brian Hecker | Director: Brian Hecker | Stars: Steven Kaplan, William H. Macy, Cheryl Hines, Alia Shawkat

49. Wild Tigers I Have Known (2006)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama

6.2
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52 Metascore

A lyrical telling of the coming of age of a 13-year-old boy who learns to cope with his newfound sexuality and his unrequited love for the cool kid in school.

Writer: Cam Archer | Director: Cam Archer | Stars: Malcolm Stumpf, Patrick White, Max Paradise, Fairuza Balk

50. The New Kids (1985)

R | 110 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

5.9
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A brother and sister arrive in a small town to help their relatives run an amusement park, and they find the town is terrorized by a local street gang.

Writers: Stephen Gyllenhaal, Brian Taggert | Director: Sean S. Cunningham | Stars: Shannon Presby, Lori Loughlin, James Spader, John Philbin