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1. We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011)

R | 112 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.5
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68 Metascore

Kevin's mother struggles to love her strange child, despite the increasingly dangerous things he says and does as he grows up. But Kevin is just getting started, and his final act will be beyond anything anyone imagined.

Director: Lynne Ramsay | Stars: Tilda Swinton, John C. Reilly, Ezra Miller, Jasper Newell

Votes: 110,386 | Gross: $1.74M

2. Degrassi: The Next Generation (2001–2015)

TV-PG | 30 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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The lives of the kids at Degrassi Community School dealing with the serious and sometimes taboo issues that plague teenagers.

Stars: Stefan Brogren, Aislinn Paul, Melinda Shankar, A.J. Saudin

Votes: 9,676

3. Red Dawn (1984)

PG-13 | 114 min | Action, Drama

6.4
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55 Metascore

It is the dawn of World War III. In mid-western America, a group of teenagers band together to defend their town, and their country, from invading Soviet forces.

Director: John Milius | Stars: Patrick Swayze, C. Thomas Howell, Lea Thompson, Charlie Sheen

Votes: 44,542 | Gross: $38.38M

4. The Basketball Diaries (1995)

R | 102 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.3
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46 Metascore

A teenager finds his dreams of becoming a basketball star threatened after he free falls into the harrowing world of drug addiction.

Director: Scott Kalvert | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Lorraine Bracco, Marilyn Sokol, James Madio

Votes: 87,541 | Gross: $2.42M

5. Third Watch (1999–2005)

44 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.9
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The exploits of a group of men and women who serve the City of New York as police officers, firemen, and paramedics in the fictional 55th Precinct.

Stars: Coby Bell, Skipp Sudduth, Jason Wiles, Molly Price

Votes: 7,929

6. Runaway Jury (2003)

PG-13 | 127 min | Drama, Thriller

7.1
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61 Metascore

A juror on the inside and a woman on the outside manipulate a court trial involving a major gun manufacturer.

Director: Gary Fleder | Stars: John Cusack, Rachel Weisz, Gene Hackman, Dustin Hoffman

Votes: 81,289 | Gross: $49.44M

7. Elephant (2003)

R | 81 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.2
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70 Metascore

Several ordinary high school students go through their daily routine as two others prepare for something more malevolent.

Director: Gus Van Sant | Stars: Elias McConnell, Alex Frost, Eric Deulen, John Robinson

Votes: 75,719 | Gross: $1.23M

8. Polytechnique (2009)

Not Rated | 77 min | Crime, Drama, History

7.3
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63 Metascore

A dramatization of the Montreal Massacre of 1989 where several female engineering students were murdered by an unstable misogynist.

Director: Denis Villeneuve | Stars: Maxim Gaudette, Sébastien Huberdeau, Karine Vanasse, Martin Watier

Votes: 8,272

9. Pandemic (2016)

TV-MA | 91 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

4.5
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47 Metascore

Pandemic is set in the near future, where a virus of epic proportions has overtaken the planet. There are more infected than uninfected, and humanity is losing its grip on survival. Its ... See full summary »

Director: John Suits | Stars: Rachel Nichols, Alfie Allen, Missi Pyle, Mekhi Phifer

Votes: 6,433

10. Higher Learning (1995)

R | 127 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.5
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54 Metascore

People from all different walks of life, encounter racial tension, rape, responsibility, and the meaning of an education on a university campus.

Director: John Singleton | Stars: Omar Epps, Kristy Swanson, Michael Rapaport, Jennifer Connelly

Votes: 15,719 | Gross: $38.29M

11. Bowling for Columbine (2002)

R | 120 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

8.0
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72 Metascore

Filmmaker Michael Moore explores the roots of America's predilection for gun violence.

Director: Michael Moore | Stars: Michael Moore, Charlton Heston, Marilyn Manson, Salvador Allende

Votes: 129,393 | Gross: $21.24M

12. I'm Not Ashamed (2016)

PG-13 | 112 min | Biography, Drama

5.7
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31 Metascore

The true story of Rachel Joy Scott - the first student killed in the Columbine High School shooting on April 20, 1999.

Director: Brian Baugh | Stars: Masey McLain, Ben Davies, Cameron McKendry, Terri Minton

Votes: 2,020 | Gross: $2.08M

13. Taps (I) (1981)

PG | 126 min | Drama

6.7
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49 Metascore

Military cadets take extreme measures to insure the future of their academy when its existence is threatened by local condo developers.

Director: Harold Becker | Stars: George C. Scott, Timothy Hutton, Ronny Cox, Sean Penn

Votes: 14,156 | Gross: $35.86M

14. If.... (1968)

R | 111 min | Drama

7.7
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In this allegorical story, a revolution led by pupil Mick Travis takes place at an old established private school in England.

Director: Lindsay Anderson | Stars: Malcolm McDowell, David Wood, Richard Warwick, Christine Noonan

Votes: 18,577

15. Riaru onigokko (2015)

85 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

6.2
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A girl's life cascades into chaos as everyone around her suffers a gruesome fate while she herself becomes less and less certain of who she is and what kind of a world she lives in.

Director: Sion Sono | Stars: Reina Triendl, Mariko Shinoda, Erina Mano, Yuki Sakurai

Votes: 2,710

16. Rudderless (2014)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.5
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52 Metascore

A grieving father in a downward spiral stumbles across a box of his recently deceased son's demo tapes and lyrics. Shocked by the discovery of this unknown talent, he forms a band in the hope of finding some catharsis.

Director: William H. Macy | Stars: Billy Crudup, Anton Yelchin, Felicity Huffman, Selena Gomez

Votes: 15,115 | Gross: $0.04M

17. Pretty Persuasion (2005)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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45 Metascore

A 15-year-old girl incites chaos among her friends and a media frenzy when she accuses her drama teacher of sexual harassment.

Director: Marcos Siega | Stars: Evan Rachel Wood, Ron Livingston, James Woods, David Wagner

Votes: 9,083 | Gross: $0.31M

18. Zero Day (2003)

Unrated | 92 min | Drama

7.3
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69 Metascore

Two troubled adolescents chronicle the events that ultimately lead up to a terrifying assault on their school.

Director: Ben Coccio | Stars: Cal Robertson, Andre Keuck, Serataren Adragna, Melissa Banks

Votes: 3,631 | Gross: $0.01M

19. Empire Falls (2005– )

TV-14 | 197 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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A decaying New England town is the backdrop for its unique citizens, led by unassuming restaurant manager Miles Roby.

Stars: Robin Wright, Aidan Quinn, Joanne Woodward, Dennis Farina

Votes: 4,696

20. Forbidden Zone (1980)

R | 74 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical

6.9
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The bizarre and musical tale of a girl who travels to another dimension through the gateway found in her family's basement.

Director: Richard Elfman | Stars: Hervé Villechaize, Susan Tyrrell, Gisele Lindley, Jan Stuart Schwartz

Votes: 3,868

21. Tower (2016)

TV-14 | 96 min | Documentary, Animation, Crime

8.0
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92 Metascore

Animation, testimony, and archival footage combine to relate the events of August 1, 1966 when a gunman opened fire from the University of Texas clock tower, killing 16 people.

Director: Keith Maitland | Stars: Violett Beane, Louie Arnette, Blair Jackson, Monty Muir

Votes: 4,479 | Gross: $0.09M

22. To Save a Life (2009)

PG-13 | 120 min | Drama

7.0
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19 Metascore

After a childhood friend's death, Jake Taylor, an all-star athlete must change his life - and sacrifice his dreams to save the lives of others.

Director: Brian Baugh | Stars: Randy Wayne, Deja Kreutzberg, Joshua Weigel, Steven Crowder

Votes: 4,954 | Gross: $3.77M

23. The Life Before Her Eyes (2007)

R | 90 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.4
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38 Metascore

A woman's survivor's guilt from a Columbine-like event twenty years ago causes her present-day idyllic life to fall apart.

Director: Vadim Perelman | Stars: Uma Thurman, Evan Rachel Wood, Eva Amurri Martino, Gabrielle Brennan

Votes: 12,655 | Gross: $0.30M

24. Class of Nuke 'Em High (1986)

R | 85 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.7
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The pupils at a high school next to a nuclear power plant start acting and looking strange after buying contaminated drugs from a plant worker.

Directors: Richard W. Haines, Lloyd Kaufman | Stars: Janelle Brady, Gil Brenton, Robert Prichard, Pat Ryan

Votes: 6,595

25. Beautiful Boy (2010)

R | 100 min | Drama

6.6
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62 Metascore

A married couple on the verge of separation are leveled by the news their 18-year-old son committed a mass shooting at his college, then took his own life.

Director: Shawn Ku | Stars: Michael Sheen, Maria Bello, Kyle Gallner, Logan South

Votes: 5,782 | Gross: $0.08M

26. Lesson of the Evil (2012)

Unrated | 129 min | Horror, Thriller

6.7
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A popular high school teacher concocts an extreme plan to deal with the rise of bullying and bad behavior among the student body.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Takayuki Yamada, Shôta Sometani, Fumi Nikaidô, Takehiro Hira

Votes: 4,087

27. Dark Matter (I) (2007)

R | 88 min | Drama

6.1
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49 Metascore

Based on actual events, a Chinese university student responds violently when his chances for a Nobel Prize are dashed by school politics.

Director: Shi-Zheng Chen | Stars: Meryl Streep, Ye Liu, Peng Chi, Aidan Quinn

Votes: 2,975 | Gross: $0.03M

28. Bang Bang You're Dead (2002)

R | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.9
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Trevor is a troubled high school student, thanks to the effects of bullying. This is the story of his fight to break free.

Director: Guy Ferland | Stars: Tom Cavanagh, Ben Foster, Randy Harrison, Janel Moloney

Votes: 11,632

29. Final Exam (1981)

R | 89 min | Horror

4.8
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A psycho killer shows up on college campus to slash up pretty co-eds and dumb jocks.

Director: Jimmy Huston | Stars: Cecile Bagdadi, Joel S. Rice, Ralph Brown, DeAnna Robbins

Votes: 1,854

30. Newtown (2016)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary

6.7
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87 Metascore

A look at how the community of Newtown, Connecticut came together in the aftermath of the largest mass shooting of schoolchildren in American history.

Director: Kim A. Snyder | Stars: Syeda Suriya Ahmed, Daniel Barden, Jackie Barden, James Barden

Votes: 1,114 | Gross: $0.01M

31. White Rabbit (I) (2013)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama

6.1
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41 Metascore

A bullied high school student starts having visions of a rabbit that he killed when he was a kid, soon putting him in a state where his imagination threatens to cause him to carry out violent acts.

Director: Tim McCann | Stars: Nick Krause, Todd McLaren, Sam Trammell, Kelcy Baker

Votes: 1,037

32. Amish Grace (2010 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 89 min | Biography, Drama

7.1
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When a gunman killed five Amish children and injured five others in a Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania schoolhouse shooting in October of 2006, the world media attention rapidly turned from the ... See full summary »

Director: Gregg Champion | Stars: Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Tammy Blanchard, Fay Masterson, Madison Mason

Votes: 1,455

33. The Deadly Tower (1975 TV Movie)

100 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.7
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The infamous story of Charles Whitman, "America's favourite sniper" (in Stephen King's words), is told here once again.

Director: Jerry Jameson | Stars: Kurt Russell, Richard Yniguez, Ned Beatty, Pernell Roberts

Votes: 789

34. Neon Maniacs (1986)

R | 91 min | Horror, Thriller

4.8
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A group of teenagers in San Francisco discover a nest of homicidal monsters living in a tower of the Golden Gate Bridge, but when they try to tell authorities, no one believes them.

Director: Joseph Mangine | Stars: Clyde Hayes, Leilani Sarelle, Donna Locke, Victor Brandt

Votes: 1,443

35. American Gun (2005)

R | 95 min | Drama

6.2
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48 Metascore

Seemingly disparate portraits of people -- among them a single mother, a high school principal, and an ace student -- Distinctly American -- all affected by the proliferation of guns in American society.

Director: Aric Avelino | Stars: Marcia Gay Harden, Forest Whitaker, Donald Sutherland, Linda Cardellini

Votes: 2,865 | Gross: $0.02M

36. Hello Herman (2012)

90 min | Drama

5.9
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27 Metascore

Set in the not so distant future, in Any Town USA, sixteen year old Herman Howards makes a fateful decision. He enters his suburban school and kills thirty nine students, two teachers, and ... See full summary »

Director: Michelle Danner | Stars: Norman Reedus, Garrett Backstrom, Martha Higareda, Rob Estes

Votes: 1,177 | Gross: $0.01M

37. Klass (2007)

99 min | Drama

8.0
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An average guy of an Estonian high-school decides to defend his bullied classmate. This starts war between him and the informal leader of the class. As teenagers' honour is a touchy thing, everything ends in bloodshed.

Director: Ilmar Raag | Stars: Vallo Kirs, Pärt Uusberg, Lauri Pedaja, Paula Solvak

Votes: 12,480

38. Assassin(s) (1997)

128 min | Drama, Crime

6.5
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Old professional killer Wagner seeks someone to teach what he knows as long as he is already dying, and he chooses Max, young and passionless thief to be his successor.

Director: Mathieu Kassovitz | Stars: Michel Serrault, Mathieu Kassovitz, Mehdi Benoufa, Robert Gendreu

Votes: 1,736

39. Murder of Innocence (1993 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Thriller

6.7
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Newlywed Laurie Wade finds her marriage, and eventually the rest of her life, shattered by her deep-rooted psychotic behavior. She goes from brief "short-circuits" to overtly murderous ... See full summary »

Director: Tom McLoughlin | Stars: Valerie Bertinelli, Stephen Caffrey, Graham Beckel, Jerry Hardin

Votes: 316

40. Animals (I) (2012)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama, Fantasy

6.2
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Pol is a teenager with a seemingly calm life. He lives with his brother, and is still in high school. However, Pol has a secret: Deerhoof, a cuddly teddy bear who thinks, moves around, and ... See full summary »

Director: Marçal Forés | Stars: Oriol Pla, Augustus Prew, Dimitri Leonidas, Roser Tapias

Votes: 675

41. Heart of America (2002)

R | 87 min | Drama

4.2
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School shooting drama in a suburban high school, believed to have been inspired by i.a. the Columbine High School Massacre.

Director: Uwe Boll | Stars: Jürgen Prochnow, Michael Paré, Patrick Muldoon, Kett Turton

Votes: 2,414

42. Pivot Point (2011)

Not Rated | 85 min | Drama

6.7
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A psychological drama that follows four high schoolers down a dark ride. As each struggle separately in their own lives they will soon discover that their lives are interconnected in ways ... See full summary »

Director: Zach Meiners | Stars: Tyler Danyla, Levi Cox, Jordan Cuckler, Alexis Hughes

Votes: 44

43. La classe de neige (1998)

96 min | Drama, Mystery

7.0
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A schoolboy Nicholas always worries about something. When he goes on a school skiing trip, all his visions and nightmares take him over.

Director: Claude Miller | Stars: Clément van den Bergh, Emmanuelle Bercot, Yves Verhoeven, Lokman Nalcakan

Votes: 1,272

44. Brother's Paradise (2017)

7 min | Short, Drama

5.3
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Two brothers are forced to run from their normal lives after one of them commits a horrible crime.

Director: Ralph Sepe Jr. | Stars: Zach Churnetski, Ralph Sepe Jr.

Votes: 254

45. Almost Mercy (2015)

Not Rated | 85 min | Horror

6.1
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Jackson and Emily aren't like the other kids. Two burgeoning sociopaths on the brink of total meltdown. Ticking time bombs seeking revenge. Who will unravel first?

Director: Tom DeNucci | Stars: Kane Hodder, Bill Moseley, Allie Marshall, Renee Lawrie

Votes: 838

46. Going Postal (2009 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary

6.2
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A look at the modern phenomenon of school and work shootings. It looks at the cases of Michael Carneal (1997), Joseph Wesbecker (1989), Charles Andrew Williams (2001, Neal Higdon (2008, and... See full summary »

Director: Paul Tickell | Stars: Michael Carneal, Neal Higdon, Stephen Kazmierczak, Joseph Wesbecker

Votes: 24

47. Valkoinen raivo (2015)

73 min | Documentary, Biography

7.7
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White rage is a story about Lauri and through him many other victims of school bullying and separate childhood trauma. Lauri is a victim of 'white rage', which can lead at it's worst to school shootings.

Director: Arto Halonen | Stars: Lauri, Miro Mäkelä, Linus Tuomenvirta, Jouko Hokkanen

Votes: 216

48. Staudamm (2013)

89 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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The Dam tells the story of young man called Roman, who is working for an attorney. Roman has to travel to a small village in Bavaria, in order to get some files from a local police station.... See full summary »

Director: Thomas Sieben | Stars: Friedrich Mücke, Liv Lisa Fries, Arnd Schimkat, Dominic Raacke

Votes: 106

49. I Don't Like Mondays (2006 TV Movie)

49 min | Documentary, Crime

6.3
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A documentary about 16-year-old Brenda Spencer's school shooting of 1979.

Director: John Dower | Stars: L.J. Aaron, David Bassett, Penny Buckley, Gene Cubbison

Votes: 33

50. Purgatory House (2004)

R | 97 min | Drama

6.3
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A rebellious and angst-ridden teenager finds a possible chance to redeem herself in the afterlife after prior years of drug addiction and frustration.

Director: Cindy Baer | Stars: Celeste Marie Davis, Jim Hanks, Johnny Pacar, Devin Witt

Votes: 428