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1. American Beauty (1999)

R | 122 min | Drama

8.5
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86 Metascore

A sexually frustrated suburban father has a mid-life crisis after becoming infatuated with his daughter's best friend.

Writer: Alan Ball | Director: Sam Mendes | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Thora Birch, Wes Bentley

2. 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

3. Casino (1995)

R | 178 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

8.2
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73 Metascore

Greed, deception, money, power, and murder occur between two mobster best friends and a trophy wife over a gambling empire.

Writers: Nicholas Pileggi, Martin Scorsese | Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Sharon Stone, Joe Pesci, James Woods

4. 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

5. An Education (2009)

PG-13 | 100 min | Drama

7.3
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85 Metascore

A coming-of-age story about a teenage girl in 1960s suburban London, and how her life changes with the arrival of a playboy nearly twice her age.

Writers: Lynn Barber, Nick Hornby | Director: Lone Scherfig | Stars: Carey Mulligan, Peter Sarsgaard, Alfred Molina, Olivia Williams

6. Time Bandits (1981)

PG | 110 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

7.0
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A young boy accidentally joins a band of dwarves as they jump from era to era looking for treasure to steal.

Writers: Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam | Director: Terry Gilliam | Stars: Sean Connery, Shelley Duvall, John Cleese, Katherine Helmond

7. The Full Monty (1997)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.2
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75 Metascore

Six unemployed steel workers form a male striptease act. The women cheer them on to go for "the full monty" - total nudity.

Writer: Simon Beaufoy | Director: Peter Cattaneo | Stars: Robert Carlyle, Tom Wilkinson, Mark Addy, William Snape

8. Notes on a Scandal (2006)

R | 92 min | Drama, Thriller

7.5
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73 Metascore

A veteran high school teacher befriends a younger art teacher, who is having an affair with one of her 15-year-old students. However, her intentions with this new "friend" also go well beyond platonic friendship.

Writers: Patrick Marber, Zoe Heller | Director: Richard Eyre | Stars: Cate Blanchett, Judi Dench, Andrew Simpson, Tom Georgeson

9. The White Ribbon (2009)

R | 144 min | Drama, Mystery

7.8
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82 Metascore

Strange events happen in a small village in the north of Germany during the years just before World War I, which seem to be ritual punishment. The abused and suppressed children of the villagers seem to be at the heart of this mystery.

Writer: Michael Haneke | Director: Michael Haneke | Stars: Christian Friedel, Ernst Jacobi, Leonie Benesch, Ulrich Tukur

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

PG | 93 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.

Writers: Joe Shuster, Jerry Siegel, Christopher Reeve, Lawrence Konner, Mark Rosenthal | Director: Sidney J. Furie | Stars: Christopher Reeve, Gene Hackman, Margot Kidder, Jackie Cooper

11. The 400 Blows (1959)

Not Rated | 99 min | Crime, Drama

8.2
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Intensely touching story of a misunderstood young adolescent who, left without attention, delves into a life of petty crime.

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

12. 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

13. Ring (1998)

Unrated | 96 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

7.3
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A mysterious video kills whoever views it, unless that viewer can solve its mystery.

Writers: Hiroshi Takahashi, Kôji Suzuki | Director: Hideo Nakata | Stars: Nanako Matsushima, Miki Nakatani, Yûko Takeuchi, Hitomi Satô

14. Dead Man on Campus (1998)

R | 96 min | Comedy

6.0
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27 Metascore

Two college roommates go out and party, resulting in bad grades. They learn of the clause that says, "If your roommate dies, you get an A," and decide to find someone who is on the verge, so to speak, to move in with them.

Writers: Anthony Abrams, Adam Larson Broder, Michael Traeger, Mike White | Director: Alan Cohn | Stars: Tom Everett Scott, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Poppy Montgomery, Lochlyn Munro

15. Breakfast on Pluto (2005)

R | 128 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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59 Metascore

In the 1970s, a young trans woman, Patrick "Kitten" Braden, comes of age by leaving her Irish town for London, in part to look for her mother and in part because her gender identity is beyond the town's understanding.

Writers: Neil Jordan, Pat McCabe | Director: Neil Jordan | Stars: Cillian Murphy, Morgan Jones, Eva Birthistle, Liam Neeson

16. The Emperor's Club (2002)

PG-13 | 109 min | Drama

6.9
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49 Metascore

An idealistic prep school teacher attempts to redeem an incorrigible student.

Writers: Ethan Canin, Neil Tolkin | Director: Michael Hoffman | Stars: Kevin Kline, Emile Hirsch, Joel Gretsch, Embeth Davidtz

17. Hans Christian Andersen (1952)

Approved | 112 min | Biography, Family, Musical

6.9
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The opening scene of the movie describes it best: "Once upon a time there lived in Denmark a great storyteller named Hans Christian Andersen. This is not the story of his life, but a fairy tale about the great spinner of fairy tales."

Writers: Moss Hart, Myles Connolly | Director: Charles Vidor | Stars: Danny Kaye, Farley Granger, Zizi Jeanmaire, Joseph Walsh

18. Vice Versa (1988)

PG | 98 min | Comedy, Fantasy

5.7
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During an argument, a divorced executive and his 11 year old son casually touch a magical Tibetan skull, releasing a mysterious power that transfers the father's mind to the body of the son and vice versa. Their problems have just begun.

Writers: F. Anstey, Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais | Director: Brian Gilbert | Stars: Judge Reinhold, Fred Savage, Corinne Bohrer, Swoosie Kurtz

19. Detective Conan (1996– )

30 min | Animation, Comedy, Crime

8.5
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The cases of a detective whose physical age was chemically reversed to that of a prepubescent boy but must hide his true mental development.

Creator: Gôshô Aoyama | Stars: Minami Takayama, Wakana Yamazaki, Akira Kamiya, Wataru Takagi

20. The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006)

98 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

7.9
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A teenage girl finds that she has the ability to leap through time. With her newfound power, she tries to use it to her advantage, but soon finds that tampering with time can lead to some rather discomforting results.

Writers: Yasutaka Tsutsui, Satoko Okudera | Director: Mamoru Hosoda | Stars: Riisa Naka, Takuya Ishida, Mitsutaka Itakura, Ayami Kakiuchi

21. Maurice (1987)

R | 140 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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74 Metascore

After his lover rejects him, a young man trapped by the oppressiveness of Edwardian society tries to come to terms with and accept his sexuality.

Writers: E.M. Forster, Kit Hesketh-Harvey, James Ivory | Director: James Ivory | Stars: James Wilby, Rupert Graves, Hugh Grant, Denholm Elliott

22. Toradora! (2008– )

24 min | Animation, Comedy, Romance

8.3
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Ryuji Takasu lives in a falling down house with his mother, and although being a nice guy is cursed with the evil look of his father causing people to avoid him.Taiga Aisaka is a tiny,self ... See full summary »

Stars: Rie Kugimiya, Junji Majima, Yui Horie, Hirofumi Nojima

23. Flirting (1991)

R | 99 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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Danny has been sent to boarding school, in this sequel to The Year My Voice Broke. Against a backdrop of bullying and sadistic teachers Danny strikes up an affair with an African girl, ... See full summary »

Writer: John Duigan | Director: John Duigan | Stars: Noah Taylor, Thandie Newton, Nicole Kidman, Bartholomew Rose

24. Au Revoir Les Enfants (1987)

PG | 104 min | Biography, Drama, War

8.1
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A French boarding school run by priests seems to be a haven from World War II until a new student arrives. He becomes the roommate of top student in his class. Rivals at first, the roommates form a bond and share a secret.

Writer: Louis Malle | Director: Louis Malle | Stars: Gaspard Manesse, Raphael Fejtö, Francine Racette, Stanislas Carré de Malberg

25. Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939)

Unrated | 114 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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An aged teacher and former headmaster of a boarding school recalls his career and his personal life over the decades.

Writers: R.C. Sherriff, Claudine West, Eric Maschwitz, James Hilton | Directors: Sam Wood, Sidney Franklin | Stars: Robert Donat, Greer Garson, Terry Kilburn, John Mills

26. Like Minds (2006)

PG-13 | 110 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

6.4
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A forensic psychologist (Collette) is tasked with determining whether or not a minor should face murder charges for killing his schoolmate.

Writer: Gregory Read | Director: Gregory Read | Stars: Eddie Redmayne, Tom Sturridge, Toni Collette, Richard Roxburgh

27. Viridiana (1961)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama

8.2
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Viridiana, a young nun about to take her final vows, pays a visit to her widowed uncle at the request of her Mother Superior.

Writers: Julio Alejandro, Luis Buñuel | Director: Luis Buñuel | Stars: Silvia Pinal, Fernando Rey, Francisco Rabal, José Calvo

28. Wizards vs. Aliens (2012– )

27 min | Action, Drama, Family

6.2
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Insatiable, marauding aliens, The Nekross, invade the Earth in search of magic. Teenage schoolboy wizard Tom Clarke and his friend Benny Sherwood lead the defense against them.

Creators: Phil Ford, Russell T. Davies | Stars: Scott Haran, Annette Badland, Michael Higgs, Percelle Ascott

29. The Loss of Sexual Innocence (1999)

R | 106 min | Drama

5.4
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42 Metascore

Confused, non-linear film tells the sexual story of a film director from his life at age 5, age 12, age 16, a man embarking on his first film in 1950's Tunisia, and finally to his current ... See full summary »

Writer: Mike Figgis | Director: Mike Figgis | Stars: Julian Sands, Saffron Burrows, Stefano Dionisi, Kelly Macdonald

30. Together (2000)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.5
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84 Metascore

Elisabeth leaves her abusive and drunken husband Rolf, she packs her bags, takes the kids and goes to her brother Göran. The year is 1975 and Göran lives in a commune called Together. ... See full summary »

Writer: Lukas Moodysson | Director: Lukas Moodysson | Stars: Lisa Lindgren, Michael Nyqvist, Emma Samuelsson, Sam Kessel

31. War of the Buttons (2011)

PG-13 | 100 min | Adventure, Family

6.0
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40 Metascore

In occupied France, Lebrac leads a play war between two rival kid gangs, but his feelings for Violette, a Jewish girl in danger of being discovered by the Nazis, encourage Lebrac to face the reality of what's happening around him.

Writers: Stéphane Keller, Christophe Barratier, Thomas Langmann, Philippe Lopes-Curval, Louis Pergaud | Director: Christophe Barratier | Stars: Laetitia Casta, Guillaume Canet, Jean Texier, Ilona Bachelier

32. Problem Child 3: Junior in Love (1995 TV Movie)

87 min | Comedy, Family

3.0
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Bratty Junior Healy is back to bring you chapter 3 in the rambunctious, slapstick Problem Child trilogy!!

Writers: Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski, Michael Hitchcock | Director: Greg Beeman | Stars: William Katt, Justin Chapman, Sherman Howard, Carolyn Lowery

33. Visitor Q (2001 Video)

R | 84 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror

6.9
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A troubled and perverted family find their lives intruded by a mysterious stranger who seems to help find a balance in their disturbing natures.

Writer: Itaru Era | Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Ken'ichi Endô, Shungiku Uchida, Kazushi Watanabe, Jun Mutô

34. No Night Is Too Long (2002 TV Movie)

85 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.4
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Young Tim Cornish's life has begun with great promise. Blessed with extraordinary good looks, Tim enjoyed much attention and cared little of broken hearts. At University he was a favored ... See full summary »

Writers: Kevin Elyot, Ruth Rendell | Director: Tom Shankland | Stars: Lee Williams, Marc Warren, Mikela Jay, Rob Bruner

35. 2:37 (2006)

91 min | Drama

7.0
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A contemporary, ensemble drama telling the complex tale of six high school students whose lives are interwoven with situations that so many of today's youth are faced with. The story takes ... See full summary »

Writer: Murali K. Thalluri | Director: Murali K. Thalluri | Stars: Teresa Palmer, Frank Sweet, Sam Harris, Charles Baird

36. Mon Oncle (1958)

Passed | 117 min | Comedy

7.9
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Monsieur Hulot visits the technology-driven world of his sister, brother-in-law, and nephew, but he can't quite fit into the surroundings.

Writers: Jacques Lagrange, Jean L'Hôte, Jacques Tati | Director: Jacques Tati | Stars: Jacques Tati, Jean-Pierre Zola, Adrienne Servantie, Lucien Frégis

37. S.W.A.L.K. (1971)

G | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.9
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Two youngsters declare to their parents that they want to get married. Not sometime in the future but as soon as possible. The story is told from the children's point of view.

Writer: Alan Parker | Director: Waris Hussein | Stars: Mark Lester, Tracy Hyde, Jack Wild, Colin Barrie

38. My Gym Partner's a Monkey (2005– )

TV-Y7 | 22 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

6.2
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A clerical error sends 12-year-old Adam Lyon to a middle school for zoo animals, but his best friend, Jake the Monkey, is standing by him every step of the way to help him adjust.

Creators: Tim Cahill, Julie McNally Cahill | Stars: Tom Kenny, Nika Futterman, Grey DeLisle, Rick Gomez

39. The Chocolate War (1988)

R | 100 min | Drama

6.9
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A surreal portrait of a Catholic Private School and its hierarchy. A new student must submit to the bizarre rituals of his peers and the expectations of the school's administration by ... See full summary »

Writers: Robert Cormier, Keith Gordon | Director: Keith Gordon | Stars: John Glover, Ilan Mitchell-Smith, Wallace Langham, Doug Hutchison

40. Bran Nue Dae (2009)

PG-13 | 85 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

6.3
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54 Metascore

In the Summer of 1969 a young man is filled with the life of the idyllic old pearling port Broome - fishing, hanging out with his mates and his girl. However his mother returns him to the ... See full summary »

Writers: Reg Cribb, Rachel Perkins, Jimmy Chi, Kuckles, Garry Gower, Patrick Duttoo Bin Amat, Michael Manolis Mavromatis, Stephen Pigram, Adrian Russell Wills | Director: Rachel Perkins | Stars: Rocky McKenzie, Jessica Mauboy, Ernie Dingo, Missy Higgins

41. Julian (II) (2012)

14 min | Short, Comedy

8.1
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A school boy gets in trouble for telling the truth.

Writer: Matthew Moore | Director: Matthew Moore | Stars: Ed Oxenbould, Leon Ford, Morgana Davies, Joseph Famularo

42. My Neighbors the Yamadas (1999)

PG | 104 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.3
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The life and misadventures of a family in contemporary Japan.

Writers: Hisaichi Ishii, Isao Takahata, Leo Chu, Eric Garcia | Director: Isao Takahata | Stars: Hayato Isohata, Masako Araki, Naomi Uno, Tôru Masuoka

43. War of the Buttons (1962)

90 min | Comedy

7.5
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Writers: Louis Pergaud, François Boyer | Director: Yves Robert | Stars: Jacques Dufilho, Yvette Etiévant, Michel Galabru, Michèle Méritz

44. All Things Fair (1995)

130 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.0
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Malmö, Sweden during the Second World War. Stig is a 15 year old pupil on the verge of adulthood. Viola is 37 years old and his teacher. He is attracted by her beauty and maturity. She is ... See full summary »

Writer: Bo Widerberg | Director: Bo Widerberg | Stars: Johan Widerberg, Marika Lagercrantz, Tomas von Brömssen, Karin Huldt

45. The Winslow Boy (1999)

G | 104 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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79 Metascore

Early 20th century England: while toasting his daughter Catherine's engagement, Arthur Winslow learns the royal naval academy expelled his 14-year-old son, Ronnie, for stealing five ... See full summary »

Writers: Terence Rattigan, David Mamet | Director: David Mamet | Stars: Rebecca Pidgeon, Jeremy Northam, Nigel Hawthorne, Matthew Pidgeon

46. Tropic of Cancer (1970)

NC-17 | 87 min | Biography, Drama

5.8
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The film depicts the adventures of expatriate American writer Henry Miller and his friends, as they pursue art, money, food, and sex in Paris.

Writers: Betty Botley, Henry Miller, Joseph Strick | Director: Joseph Strick | Stars: Rip Torn, James T. Callahan, Ellen Burstyn, David Baur

47. War of the Buttons (2011)

109 min | Adventure, Family

6.3
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In the countryside of France, two groups of boys from the rural villages of Longeverne and Velran are in constant war against each other. Their war is a tradition that passes from father to... See full summary »

Writers: Louis Pergaud, Yann Samuell | Director: Yann Samuell | Stars: Eric Elmosnino, Mathilde Seigner, Fred Testot, Alain Chabat

48. School Days (2007– )

Animation, Drama, Romance

6.9
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The school related dramas experienced by Makoto Ito.

Stars: Daisuke Hirakawa, Shiho Kawaragi, Tae Okajima, Keiko Imoto

49. A Separate Peace (1972)

PG | 104 min | Drama

5.2
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Gene and Finny are two boys who are best friends living in 1943, at the height of World War II. The idea that the boys will most likely be drafted when they turn eighteen is surrounding ... See full summary »

Writers: John Knowles, Fred Segal | Director: Larry Peerce | Stars: John Heyl, Parker Stevenson, William Roerick, Peter Brush

50. Voices (2007)

R | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

5.7
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This creepy, supernatural thriller revolves around the paranoid belief that those dearest to you may want you dead.

Writers: Kyung-ok Kang, Hyo-Chul Lee, Ki-hwan Oh, Lee Shin-ae | Director: Ki-hwan Oh | Stars: Jin-seo Yoon, Gi-woong Park, Ki-woo Lee, Yu-seon Ham