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1. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003)

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

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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

2. Boy Meets World (1993–2000)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

8.1
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Adolescent Cory Matthews grows up, and faces problems with friends, family, and school.

Creators: Michael Jacobs, April Kelly | Stars: Ben Savage, Rider Strong, William Daniels, Betsy Randle

3. 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

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 Fosters (2013– )

60 min | Drama | Active

8.1
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A multi-ethnic family mix of foster, adopted, and biological kids are being raised by two moms.

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

6. 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

7. Vampire Academy (2014)

PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

5.7
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30 Metascore

Rose Hathaway is a Dhampir, half human-half vampire, a guardian of the Moroi, peaceful, mortal vampires living discreetly within our world. Her calling is to protect the Moroi from bloodthirsty, immortal Vampires, the Strigoi.

Writers: Richelle Mead, Daniel Waters | Director: Mark Waters | Stars: Zoey Deutch, Lucy Fry, Danila Kozlovsky, Gabriel Byrne

8. 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

9. 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

10. 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

11. Colombiana (2011)

PG-13 | 108 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.4
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45 Metascore

A young woman, after witnessing her parents' murder as a child in Bogota, grows up to be a stone-cold assassin.

Writers: Luc Besson, Robert Mark Kamen | Director: Olivier Megaton | Stars: Zoe Saldana, Michael Vartan, Callum Blue, Jordi Mollà

12. Footloose (2011)

PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

5.8
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58 Metascore

City teenager Ren MacCormack moves to a small town where rock music and dancing have been banned, and his rebellious spirit shakes up the populace.

Writers: Dean Pitchford, Craig Brewer | Director: Craig Brewer | Stars: Kenny Wormald, Julianne Hough, Dennis Quaid, Andie MacDowell

13. Carrie (1976)

R | 98 min | Horror, Thriller

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

14. School of Rock (2003)

PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Music

7.1
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82 Metascore

A wannabe rock star in need of cash poses as a substitute teacher at a prep school, and tries to turn his class into a rock band.

Writer: Mike White | Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Jack Black, Mike White, Joan Cusack, Adam Pascal

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 15th year.

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

16. 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

17. 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

18. Halloween (2007)

R | 109 min | Horror

6.1
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47 Metascore

After being committed for 17 years, Michael Myers, now a grown man and still very dangerous, escapes from the mental institution (where he was committed as a 10 year old) and he immediately returns to Haddonfield, where he wants to find his baby sister, Laurie. Anyone who crosses his path is in mortal danger.

Writers: Rob Zombie, John Carpenter, Debra Hill | Director: Rob Zombie | Stars: Scout Taylor-Compton, Malcolm McDowell, Tyler Mane, Brad Dourif

19. The Spy Next Door (2010)

PG | 94 min | Action, Comedy, Family

5.4
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27 Metascore

Former CIA spy Bob Ho takes on his toughest assignment to date: looking after his girlfriend's three kids, who haven't exactly warmed to their mom's beau.

Writers: Jonathan Bernstein, James Greer, Gregory Poirier | Director: Brian Levant | Stars: Jackie Chan, Amber Valletta, Billy Ray Cyrus, Madeline Carroll

20. Bratz (2007)

PG | 110 min | Comedy, Family, Music

2.6
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21 Metascore

During their first year of high school, four best girlfriends face off against the domineering student body president who wants to split them up into different social cliques.

Writers: Susan Estelle Jansen, Adam De La Peña, David Eilenberg | Director: Sean McNamara | Stars: Skyler Shaye, Janel Parrish, Logan Browning, Nathalia Ramos

21. Doubt (I) (2008)

PG-13 | 104 min | Drama, Mystery

7.5
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68 Metascore

A Catholic school principal questions a priest's ambiguous relationship with a troubled young student.

Writer: John Patrick Shanley | Director: John Patrick Shanley | Stars: Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, Viola Davis

22. Parenthood (1989)

PG-13 | 124 min | Comedy, Drama

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82 Metascore

The Buckman family is a midwestern family all dealing with their lives: estranged relatives, raising children, pressures of the job, and learning to be a good parent and spouse.

Writers: Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel, Ron Howard | Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Steve Martin, Mary Steenburgen, Dianne Wiest, Jason Robards

23. The Amazing World of Gumball (2011– )

TV-Y7 | 11 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.9
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Join Gumball Watterson and his family as they must deal with all kind of funny and crazy situations.

Creator: Benjamin Bocquelet | Stars: Logan Grove, Kwesi Boakye, Dan Russell, Teresa Gallagher

24. No Reservations (2007)

PG | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.3
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50 Metascore

The life of a top chef changes when she becomes the guardian of her young niece.

Writers: Carol Fuchs, Sandra Nettelbeck | Director: Scott Hicks | Stars: Catherine Zeta-Jones, Aaron Eckhart, Abigail Breslin, Patricia Clarkson

25. Invincible (2006)

PG | 105 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.1
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63 Metascore

Based on the story of Vince Papale, a 30-year-old bartender from South Philadelphia who overcame long odds to play for the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles in 1976.

Writer: Brad Gann | Director: Ericson Core | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Greg Kinnear, Elizabeth Banks, Kevin Conway

26. Sunshine Cleaning (2008)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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61 Metascore

In order to raise the tuition to send her young son to private school, a mom starts an unusual business -- a biohazard removal/crime scene clean-up service -- with her unreliable sister.

Writer: Megan Holley | Director: Christine Jeffs | Stars: Amy Adams, Emily Blunt, Alan Arkin, Jason Spevack

27. Prom (2011)

PG | 104 min | Comedy, Drama

5.3
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50 Metascore

A group of teenagers get ready for their high school prom.

Writer: Katie Wech | Director: Joe Nussbaum | Stars: Aimee Teegarden, Thomas McDonell, DeVaughn Nixon, Danielle Campbell

28. 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

29. The Gift (2000)

R | 111 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.7
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62 Metascore

A woman with extrasensory perception is asked to help find a young woman who has disappeared.

Writers: Billy Bob Thornton, Tom Epperson | Director: Sam Raimi | Stars: Cate Blanchett, Katie Holmes, Keanu Reeves, Giovanni Ribisi

30. Nancy Drew (2007)

PG | 99 min | Comedy, Crime, Family

5.9
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53 Metascore

Teen detective Nancy Drew accompanies her father on a business trip to Los Angeles, where she happens upon clues to a murder mystery involving a movie star.

Writers: Andrew Fleming, Tiffany Paulsen, Mildred Wirt Benson | Director: Andrew Fleming | Stars: Emma Roberts, Tate Donovan, Max Thieriot, Craig Gellis

31. Were the World Mine (2008)

Not Rated | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

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A bullied and demoralized gay student at an all-boys school uses a magical flower derived from Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream' to turn many in his community gay, including a comely rugby player for himself.

Writers: Cory Krueckeberg, Tom Gustafson, William Shakespeare | Director: Tom Gustafson | Stars: Tanner Cohen, Wendy Robie, Judy McLane, Zelda Williams

32. 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

33. Wadjda (2012)

PG | 98 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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81 Metascore

An enterprising Saudi girl signs on for her school's Koran recitation competition as a way to raise the remaining funds she needs in order to buy the green bicycle that has captured her interest.

Writer: Haifaa Al-Mansour | Director: Haifaa Al-Mansour | Stars: Waad Mohammed, Reem Abdullah, Abdullrahman Al Gohani, Ahd

34. 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

35. 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

36. Daria (1997–2001)

TV-14 | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

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A smart & cynical girl goes through teenage life as a proud outsider in a world of mainly idiotic teens and condescending adults.

Creators: Glenn Eichler, Susie Lewis | Stars: Tracy Grandstaff, Wendy Hoopes, Julián Rebolledo, John Lynn

37. Like Stars on Earth (2007)

PG | 165 min | Drama, Family

8.5
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An eight year old boy is thought to be lazy and a troublemaker, until the new art teacher has the patience and compassion to discover the real problem behind his struggles in school.

Writer: Amole Gupte | Directors: Aamir Khan, Amole Gupte | Stars: Darsheel Safary, Aamir Khan, Tanay Chheda, Sachet Engineer

38. In a Better World (2010)

R | 119 min | Drama

7.7
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65 Metascore

The lives of two Danish families cross each other, and an extraordinary but risky friendship comes into bud. But loneliness, frailty and sorrow lie in wait.

Writers: Anders Thomas Jensen, Susanne Bier, Per Nielsen | Director: Susanne Bier | Stars: Mikael Persbrandt, Trine Dyrholm, Markus Rygaard, Wil Johnson

39. Fame (2009)

PG | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

4.9
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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

40. That's What I Am (2011)

PG | 101 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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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

41. How to Eat Fried Worms (2006)

PG | 98 min | Comedy, Family

5.4
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56 Metascore

During the first day of his new school year, a fifth grade boy squares off against a bully and winds up accepting a dare that could change the balance of power within the class.

Writers: Bob Dolman, Thomas Rockwell | Director: Bob Dolman | Stars: Luke Benward, Hallie Kate Eisenberg, Adam Hicks, Austin Rogers

42. Radio (2003)

PG | 109 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

6.9
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38 Metascore

The story of a high school coach and the developmentally challenged man whom he took under his wing.

Writer: Mike Rich | Director: Michael Tollin | Stars: Cuba Gooding Jr., Ed Harris, Debra Winger, S. Epatha Merkerson

43. Daddy's Little Girls (2007)

PG-13 | 100 min | Drama, Romance

5.2
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49 Metascore

A mechanic (Elba) enlists the help of a successful-but-lonely attorney (Union) while trying to wrest custody of his three daughters from his treacherous ex-wife and her larcenous boy friend... See full summary »

Writer: Tyler Perry | Director: Tyler Perry | Stars: Gabrielle Union, Idris Elba, Tracee Ellis Ross, Louis Gossett Jr.

44. 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

45. Lean on Me (1989)

PG-13 | 108 min | Action, Drama

7.4
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The dedicated but tyrannical Joe Clark is appointed the principal of a decaying inner-city school that he is determined to improve.

Writer: Michael Schiffer | Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Beverly Todd, Robert Guillaume, Alan North

46. Meet Bill (2007)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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30 Metascore

A guy fed up with his job and married to a cheating wife reluctantly mentors a rebellious teen.

Writer: Melisa Wallack | Directors: Bernie Goldmann, Melisa Wallack | Stars: Aaron Eckhart, Jessica Alba, Logan Lerman, Elizabeth Banks

47. 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

48. Assassination of a High School President (2008)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

6.4
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At a Catholic high school, the popular girl teams up with a sophomore newspaper reporter to investigate a case of stolen SAT exams. Once the duo target their suspects, a larger conspiracy is unearthed.

Writers: Kevin Jakubowski, Tim Calpin | Director: Brett Simon | Stars: Reece Thompson, Mischa Barton, Bruce Willis, Michael Rapaport

49. Mad Money (2008)

PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

5.7
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41 Metascore

Three female employees of the Federal Reserve plot to steal money that is about to be destroyed.

Writers: Glenn Gers, John Mister, Neil McKay, Terry Winsor | Director: Callie Khouri | Stars: Diane Keaton, Queen Latifah, Katie Holmes, Ted Danson

50. The Santa Clause 2 (2002)

G | 104 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

5.5
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48 Metascore

Scott Calvin has been a humble Santa Claus for nearly ten years, but it might come to an end if he doesn't find a Mrs. Claus.

Writers: Don Rhymer, Cinco Paul, Ken Daurio, Ed Decter, John J. Strauss, Leo Benvenuti, Steve Rudnick | Director: Michael Lembeck | Stars: Tim Allen, Spencer Breslin, Elizabeth Mitchell, Eric Lloyd