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1. CBS Schoolbreak Special (1984–1996)
Episode: 15 and Getting Straight (1989)

60 min | Drama, Family, Romance

7.9
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Drug addiction treatment center for teenagers where the counselors are ex-addicts themselves.

Writer: Joanna Lee | Director: Joanna Lee | Stars: Tatum O'Neal, Corey Feldman, Dante Basco, Monica Calhoun

Votes: 39

2. CBS Library (1979–1983)
Episode: A Tale of Four Wishes (1981)

Animation, Family

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Girl learns important life lessons from her grandfather, after wishing she had a more exciting life.

Writer: George Arthur Bloom | Directors: Seth Pinsker, Sam Weiss | Stars: Ricky Nelson, Tracey Gold, Bibi Osterwald, Judy Farrell

3. CBS Schoolbreak Special (1984–1996)
Episode: Ace Hits the Big Time (1985)

Drama, Family, Romance

4.6
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On the day he enters Kennedy High in Manhattan wearing a patch over one eye, sixteen-year-old Horace Hobart is urged to join what he believes is the toughest gang at school.

Writers: Linda Elstad, Barbara Beasley Murphy, Judy Wolkoff | Director: Robert C. Thompson | Stars: Rob Stone, Karen Petrasek, Kelly Britt, John DiSanti

Votes: 18

4. CBS Schoolbreak Special (1984–1996)
Episode: All the Kids Do It (1984)

49 min | Drama, Family, Romance

5.8
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A teenage boy (played by Baio) suffers the consequences of drinking and driving.

Writer: Paul W. Cooper | Director: Henry Winkler | Stars: Scott Baio, George Dzundza, Jeremy Licht, Frances Lee McCain

Votes: 19

5. CBS Schoolbreak Special (1984–1996)
Episode: American Eyes (1990)

30 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.1
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Korean boy, who has been adopted by an American family, decides to attend a Korean-American summer camp to learn more about his heritage.

Writers: Cynthia A. Cherbak, Elizabeth Hansen, Herb Stein | Director: Herb Stein | Stars: Jason Scott Lee, Brian Krause, David Ogden Stiers, Concetta Tomei

Votes: 7

6. CBS Schoolbreak Special (1984–1996)
Episode: An Enemy Among Us (1987)

Drama, Family, Romance

7.3
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Teen-ager is stunned to discover that he has contracted the AIDS virus after having a blood transfusion.

Writer: Joseph Maurer | Director: Arthur Allan Seidelman | Stars: Danny Nucci, Dee Wallace, Stephen Macht, Robin Gammell

Votes: 15

7. CBS Schoolbreak Special (1984–1996)
Episode: Babies Having Babies (1986)

56 min | Drama, Family, Romance

6.6
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Five pregnant teenage girls meet up at a group counseling session and begin to discuss their situation and feelings amongst each other.

Writers: Kathryn Montgomery, Jeffrey Auerbach | Director: Martin Sheen | Stars: Akosua Busia, Renée Estevez, Lori Loughlin, Claudia Wells

Votes: 30

8. CBS Schoolbreak Special (1984–1996)
Episode: Big Boys Don't Cry (1993)

Drama, Family, Romance

7.5
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A high-school wrestler suspects his uncle is molesting his little brother, which forces painful memories of his own abuse to surface.

Writer: Betty G. Birney | Director: James Becket | Stars: Jason Wiles, Robert Pine, Miko Hughes, Darleen Carr

Votes: 24

9. CBS Schoolbreak Special (1984–1996)
Episode: But He Loves Me (1991)

Drama, Family, Romance

3.0
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Teenage girl starts dating the most popular boy in school and for a while everything is wonderful, until he start being violent towards her.

Writer: Betty G. Birney | Director: Strathford Hamilton | Stars: Kelli Williams, Donovan Leitch Jr., Douglas Barr, Season Hubley

Votes: 74

10. CBS Schoolbreak Special (1984–1996)
Episode: Contract for Life: The S.A.D.D. Story (1984)

46 min | Drama, Family, Romance

7.2
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True story of high school hockey coach Bob Anastas. After losing two of his all-star hockey players, he gets the students to prevent more tragedies by forming Students Against Drunk Driving.

Writer: Peter Silverman | Director: Joseph Pevney | Stars: Stephen Macht, Timothy Gibbs, William Zabka, Robert Chestnut

Votes: 31

11. CBS Schoolbreak Special (1984–1996)
Episode: Crosses on the Lawn (1993)

Drama, Family, Romance

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A community begins to take sides when an affirmative action program is introduced.

Writer: Alan L. Gansberg | Director: Alan L. Gansberg | Stars: Rugg Williams, Justin Whalin, Michael Warren, Nick Angotti

12. CBS Children's Mystery Theatre (1980–1982)
Episode: Dirkham Detective Agency (1983)

60 min | Mystery

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Three preteens open up a detective agency. Their first case involves two poodles that have been 'dog napped'.

Writers: Chuck Menville, Brenda Wilson | Director: Stuart Margolin | Stars: Bobby Fite, Mara Hobel, Leo O'Brien, Sally Kellerman

13. CBS Schoolbreak Special (1984–1996)
Episode: Frog Girl: The Jenifer Graham Story (1989)

60 min | Drama, Family, Romance

6.6
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A 15-year old school girl refuses to dissect a frog and sues her school district for not allowing her to do an alternative project.

Writers: Harry Longstreet, Renee Longstreet | Director: Harry Longstreet | Stars: Kerrie Keane, Ellen Dunning, Mitchell Laurance, Michael Greene

Votes: 11

14. CBS Schoolbreak Special (1984–1996)
Episode: Gambler (1988)

Drama, Family, Romance

7.1
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17-year-old boy is addicted to gambling, and soon it starts to take over his life.

Writer: Barton Randall | Director: Roger Singer | Stars: Nicholas Kallsen, Jill Schoelen, Troy Winbush, George Dzundza

Votes: 7

15. CBS Schoolbreak Special (1984–1996)
Episode: Gangs (1988)

60 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.0
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On leave from the army, a 19-year-old returns home to find his kid brother the leader of a gang. A gang he once led.

Writer: Paul W. Cooper | Director: Jesús Salvador Treviño | Stars: David Labiosa, Gabriel Gonzales, Raymond Cruz, Panchito Gómez

Votes: 8

16. CBS Schoolbreak Special (1984–1996)
Episode: God, the Universe & Hot Fudge Sundaes (1986)

51 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.4
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Teenage girl begins to question her religion after her sister is diagnosed with a terminal illness.

Writers: Cynthia A. Cherbak, Norma Howe | Director: Leslie Hill | Stars: Roxana Zal, Millie Perkins, Jim Haynie, Melanie Gaffin

Votes: 7

17. CBS Schoolbreak Special (1984–1996)
Episode: Have You Tried Talking to Patty? (1986)

Drama, Family, Romance

8.0
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Wanting to be accepted by others at school, a hearing-impaired teenager attempts to change her image.

Writers: Alan L. Gansberg, Judith M. Gansberg | Director: Donald Petrie | Stars: Mary Vreeland, Michael Durrell, Khrystyne Haje, Joseph Mascolo

Votes: 9

18. CBS Schoolbreak Special (1984–1996)
Episode: Hear Me Cry (1984)

60 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.1
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Two high school sophomores decide to make a suicide pact.

Writer: Joanna Lee | Director: Joanna Lee | Stars: Lee Montgomery, Robert MacNaughton, David Spielberg, Bibi Besch

Votes: 8

19. CBS Afternoon Playhouse (1978– )
Episode: Help Wanted (1982)

60 min | Drama, Romance

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The Welsh family is hit hard when the father is laid off from his factory job, and there are no jobs in sight.

Writer: Elizabeth Clark | Director: Stephen Gyllenhaal | Stars: Kevin Dobson, Dee Wallace, Melanie Gaffin, K.C. Martel

20. CBS Schoolbreak Special (1984–1996)
Episode: Home Sweet Homeless (1988)

Drama, Family, Romance

7.2
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After a series of bad luck, a single mother and her sons become homeless and are forced to live in their car.

Writers: Steve Faigenbaum, Kathryn Montgomery | Director: Kevin Hooks | Stars: Linda Kelsey, Rossie Harris, Kelley Dunn, Chance Michael Corbitt

Votes: 5

21. CBS Afternoon Playhouse (1978– )
Episode: I Think I'm Having a Baby (1981)

60 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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Laurie is 15 and she thinks she's pregnant. Her boyfriend doesn't care. Her mother doesn't know. Why did it happen? And whom can she turn to?

Writer: Clare Elfman | Director: Arthur Allan Seidelman | Stars: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Shawn Stevens, Bobbie Block, Shane Sinutko

Votes: 29

22. CBS Afternoon Playhouse (1978– )
Episode: Just Pals (1982)

48 min | Drama, Romance

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A 13-year-old boy finds it hard to continue his friendship with the neighborhood tomboy, who is beginning to become more ladylike.

Writers: Nick Anderson, Gretchen Ebrahim, H.B. Kay | Director: Randa Haines | Stars: Heather McAdam, Byron Thames, Arthur Peterson, Sandy Lipton

23. CBS Schoolbreak Special (1984–1996)
Episode: Juvi (1987)

Drama, Family, Romance

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After being falsely accused of theft by her stepfather, a teenage girl is arrested and placed in juvenile hall.

Writer: Joanna Lee | Director: Joanna Lee | Stars: Traci Lind, Theresa Saldana, Mariclare Costello, Khrystyne Haje

24. CBS Schoolbreak Special (1984–1996)
Episode: Lies of the Heart (1991)

Drama, Family, Romance

6.9
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High school senior is involved in a hit and run and is forced to deal with the consequences.

Writer: Barra Grant | Director: Barra Grant | Stars: Christopher Rydell, Charles Frank, Jennifer Gatti, Natasha Pavlovich

Votes: 15

25. CBS Schoolbreak Special (1984–1996)
Episode: Little Miss Perfect (1987)

45 min | Drama, Family, Romance

7.2
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Upset over having to move to a new neighborhood, a teenage girl develops bulimia as a way to cope with her problems.

Writers: Alan L. Gansberg, Judy Strangis | Director: Marsha Mason | Stars: Diane Baker, Mary Tanner Bailey, Pat Petersen, April Lerman

Votes: 22

26. CBS Schoolbreak Special (1984–1996)
Episode: Maggie's Secret (1990)

Drama, Family, Romance

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15-year-old girl comes to grips with the fact both of her parents have a drinking problem.

Writers: Ellen Lantz-Burke, Garfield Reeves-Stevens, Judith Reeves-Stevens | Director: Al Waxman | Stars: Mimi Kuzyk, Joseph Bottoms, Joanne Vannicola, Nathaniel Moreau

27. CBS Schoolbreak Special (1984–1996)
Episode: My Past Is My Own (1989)

Drama, Family, Romance

5.4
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Two black teenagers are sent through time to experience how blacks were treated during the civil rights movement.

Writer: Alan L. Gansberg | Director: Helaine Head | Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Phill Lewis, Allison Dean, CCH Pounder

Votes: 16

28. CBS Children's Mystery Theatre (1980–1982)
Episode: Mystery at Fire Island (1981)

60 min | Mystery

8.4
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Two youngsters are determined to undercover the truth, when an old neighbor disappears without a trace.

Writers: Hope Campbell, Carolyn Miller, Daryl Warner | Director: Robert Fuest | Stars: Beth Ehlers, Eric Gurry, Barbara Bryne, Frank Converse

Votes: 7

29. CBS Schoolbreak Special (1984–1996)
Episode: No Means No (1988)

Drama, Family, Romance

7.4
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The issue of teenage date rape is seen through the eyes of a teenage girl and her older brother, and how it affects their relationships with the opposite sex.

Writer: Jeffrey Auerbach | Director: Jeffrey Auerbach | Stars: Chad Lowe, Dana Barron, Lori Loughlin, Bonnie Bedelia

Votes: 30

30. CBS Afternoon Playhouse (1978– )
Episode: Portrait of a Teenage Shoplifter (1981)

60 min | Drama, Romance

8.7
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Teenager becomes involves in the thrill of shoplifting with her friends, until she is inevitably caught in the act.

Writers: Deborah Baker, Todd Kessler | Director: William P. D'Angelo | Stars: Maureen Teefy, Allen Fawcett, Tom Quinn, Laura Dean

Votes: 10

31. CBS Afternoon Playhouse (1978– )
Episode: Revenge of the Nerd (1983)

60 min | Drama, Romance

5.7
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Class brain Dalton Surewood is tired of being picked on at school. He decides to use his brainpower to exact revenge against his tormentors.

Writer: John McNamara | Director: Ken Kwapis | Stars: Manny Jacobs, Chris Barnes, Sara Inglis, Robert Weiler

Votes: 22

32. CBS Schoolbreak Special (1984–1996)
Episode: Soldier Boys (1987)

Drama, Family, Romance

5.9
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Detective investigates a club where teenage boys play war games, but start taking their fantasies into the real world.

Writer: Paul W. Cooper | Director: Daniel Taplitz | Stars: James Earl Jones, William McNamara, Dylan Walsh, Frank Whaley

Votes: 11

33. CBS Schoolbreak Special (1984–1996)
Episode: Student Court (1985)

Drama, Family, Romance

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Teenage girl is caught shoplifting and decides to face a jury of her peers in Student Court, instead of facing her punishment in Juvenile Court.

Writers: Adam Rodman, Arthur Heinemann | Director: Robert Chenault | Stars: Katy Kurtzman, Garin Bougié, Eric Brown, Julie Dolan

34. CBS Schoolbreak Special (1984–1996)
Episode: The Day the Senior Class Got Married (1985)

Drama, Family, Romance

8.7
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Students are paired off in a make-believe marriage class, so they can learn how money problems can affect a marriage.

Writers: Gloria D. Miklowitz, Charles Purpura | Director: Sandy Tung | Stars: Paul Dooley, Robin Morse, Steve Monarque, Johann Carlo

Votes: 20

35. CBS Schoolbreak Special (1984–1996)
Episode: The Drug Knot (1986)

Unrated | 46 min | Drama, Family, Romance

7.3
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High school teen is heavily addicted to drugs and can't seem to stop, until he is faced with a tragedy.

Writer: David Villaire | Director: Anson Williams | Stars: Dermot Mulroney, David Toma, Mary Ellen Trainor, Lawrence Pressman

Votes: 18

36. CBS Schoolbreak Special (1984–1996)
Episode: The Emancipation of Lizzie Stern (1991)

Drama, Family, Romance

8.6
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After her mother announces her plans to move the family to another state, a 16-year-old girl decides to seek legal emancipation.

Writer: Susan Rohrer | Director: Susan Rohrer | Stars: Tammy Lauren, Karen Valentine, Stephen Brown, Dennis Parlato

Votes: 8

37. CBS Schoolbreak Special (1984–1996)
Episode: The Girl with the Crazy Brother (1990)

PG | 44 min | Drama, Family, Romance

5.7
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Teenage girl struggles to cope when her brother is diagnosed as suffering from schizophrenia.

Writer: Barry Dantzscher | Director: Diane Keaton | Stars: Patricia Arquette, Billy Jayne, John Apicella, Jordan Brady

Votes: 20

38. CBS Afternoon Playhouse (1978– )
Episode: The Great Gilly Hopkins (1981)

60 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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Unwanted foster child is bounced around the system as she looks for a home.

Writers: Katherine Paterson, Charles Pratt Jr. | Director: Jeffrey Hayden | Stars: Tricia Cast, Conchata Ferrell, Edith Atwater, Tyne Daly

Votes: 12

39. CBS Children's Mystery Theatre (1980–1982)
Episode: The Haunting of Harrington House (1981)

Mystery

6.7
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A young woman who lives in a supposedly haunted house finds that her camera is picking up images of ghosts, and soon strange spirits begin to appear to her.

Writer: Chris Manheim | Director: Murray Golden | Stars: Dominique Dunne, Roscoe Lee Browne, Edie Adams, Phil Leeds

Votes: 38

40. CBS Library (1979–1983)
Episode: The Incredible Book Escape (1980)

Animation, Family

5.1
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Young girl is locked at the library after it closes. Soon after, four storybook characters come to life in front of her.

Writers: George Arthur Bloom, Barbara Bottner, Marilynne K. Roach, Jan Wahl, Jay Williams | Directors: Seth Pinsker, Sam Weiss | Stars: Quinn Cummings, Ruth Buzzi, Penelope Sudrow, George Gobel

Votes: 11

41. CBS Afternoon Playhouse (1978– )
Episode: The Shooting (1982)

45 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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Three farms boys are involved in a hunting accident, and find that their lives will be changed forever.

Writer: Josef Anderson | Director: Michael Ray Rhodes | Stars: Lance Kerwin, Gavin Muir, Wil Wheaton, Lynn Redgrave

Votes: 12

42. CBS Schoolbreak Special (1984–1996)
Episode: The War Between the Classes (1985)

Drama, Family, Romance

6.4
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Racial discrimination is examined when a social studies teacher assigns his students to play 'The Color Game', which divides the class into different social classes.

Writers: Gloria D. Miklowitz, Paul W. Cooper | Director: Michael Toshiyuki Uno | Stars: Kale Browne, Jan Gan Boyd, Don Michael Paul, Robert Ito

Votes: 19

43. CBS Children's Mystery Theatre (1980–1982)
Episode: The Zertigo Diamond Caper (1982)

Mystery

6.9
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Blind 12-year old is determined to clear his mother's name, when she is suspected of stealing a 564-carat white Zertigo diamond from a museum where she works.

Writers: David Hoffman, Leslie Daryl Zerg | Director: Paul Asselin | Stars: Adam Rich, Jane Elliot, David Groh, Scanlon Gail

Votes: 10

44. CBS Schoolbreak Special (1984–1996)
Episode: Two Teens and a Baby (1992)

Drama, Family, Romance

7.8
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Two teenage brothers are stunned when their mother announces that she is pregnant.

Writer: Carol Starr Schneider | Director: David J. Eagle | Stars: James Calvert, Robert Picardo, Sandy Faison, Maureen Flannigan

Votes: 6

45. CBS Schoolbreak Special (1984–1996)
Episode: Welcome Home, Jellybean (1984)

Drama, Family, Romance

7.5
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A CBS Schoolbreak Special about a 12-year-old mentally-challenged girl, whose parents decide to remove her from the institution where she was raised, in order to try to give her a home life.

Writers: Marlene Fanta Shyer, Cynthia A. Cherbak | Director: Robert Mandel | Stars: Dana Hill, Deborah May, Burke Byrnes, Christopher Collet

Votes: 22

46. CBS Schoolbreak Special (1984–1996)
Episode: Words to Live By (1989)

Drama, Family, Romance

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Two teenage boys are suspended from school after distributing an underground newspaper on campus.

Writer: Rick Doehring | Director: Bradley Wigor | Stars: Ricky Paull Goldin, Chris Gartin, Barbara Bosson, Robert Harper

47. CBS Library (1979–1983)
Episode: Wrong Way Kid (1983)

Animation, Family

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Insecure boy begins to develop his self-confidence after meeting a 203-year-old bookworm.

Writer: George Arthur Bloom | Directors: Lawrence Levy, Sam Weiss | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Keith Coogan, Derek Barton, June Foray

48. CBS Afternoon Playhouse (1978– )
Episode: Year of the Gentle Tiger (1979)

Drama, Romance

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Asian teen is determined to win his father's respect by winning the gold medal in Judo at the Junior Olympics.

Writer: Barney Cohen | Director: Dennis Kane | Stars: Lance LeGault, Keenan Shimizu, Anthony Candell, Jeff Edmond