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1. Home Alone (1990)
PG | 103 min | Comedy, Family
An 8-year old troublemaker must protect his home from a pair of burglars when he is accidentally left home alone by his family during Christmas vacation.
2. Avatar (2009)
PG-13 | 162 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
A paraplegic marine dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission becomes torn between following his orders and protecting the world he feels is his home.
3. The Breakfast Club (1985)
R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama
Five high school students, all different stereotypes, meet in detention, where they pour their hearts out to each other, and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought.
5. Hook (1991)
PG | 142 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
When Captain Hook kidnaps his children, an adult Peter Pan must return to Neverland and reclaim his youthful spirit in order to challenge his old enemy.
6. Léon: The Professional (1994)
R | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Mathilda, a 12-year-old girl, is reluctantly taken in by Léon, a professional assassin, after her family is murdered. Léon and Mathilda form an unusual relationship, as she becomes his protégée and learns the assassin's trade.
7. Smallville (2001–2011)
TV-PG | 60 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
A young Clark Kent struggles to find his place in the world as he learns to harness his alien powers for good and deals with the typical troubles of teenage life in Smallville.
9. The Notebook (2004)
PG-13 | 123 min | Drama, Romance
A poor and passionate young man falls in love with a rich young woman and gives her a sense of freedom. They soon are separated by their social differences.
10. Awkward. (2011– )
21 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
An unpopular 15 year old gains immediate, yet unwanted, popularity at her high school when the student body mistakes an accident she has for a suicide attempt.
11. Into the Wild (2007)
R | 148 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
After graduating from Emory University, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandons his possessions, gives his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Along the way, Christopher encounters a series of characters that shape his life.
12. Sixteen Candles (1984)
PG | 93 min | Comedy, Romance
A young girl's "sweet sixteenth" birthday becomes anything but special as she suffers from every embarrassment possible.
13. Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
R | 159 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A New York City doctor, who is married to an art curator, pushes himself on a harrowing and dangerous night-long odyssey of sexual and moral discovery after his wife admits that she once almost cheated on him.
14. Pretty Woman (1990)
R | 119 min | Comedy, Romance
A man in a legal but hurtful business needs an escort for some social events, and hires a beautiful prostitute he meets... only to fall in love.
16. Edward Scissorhands (1990)
PG-13 | 105 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance
A gentle man, with scissors for hands, is brought into a new community after living in isolation.
17. The Wonder Years (1988–1993)
TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Kevin Arnold recalls growing up during the late 60s and early 70s; the turbulent social times make the transition from child to adult unusually interesting.
19. Big Fish (2003)
PG-13 | 125 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
A son tries to learn more about his dying father by reliving stories and myths he told about his life.
20. Secretary (2002)
R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A young woman, recently released from a mental hospital, gets a job as a secretary to a demanding lawyer, where their employer-employee relationship turns into a sexual, sadomasochistic one.
22. Before I Go to Sleep (2014)
R | 92 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A woman wakes up every day, remembering nothing as a result of a traumatic accident in her past. One day, new terrifying truths emerge that force her to question everyone around her.
23. Sweet Home Alabama (2002)
PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Romance
A young woman with a Southern background runs away from her husband in Alabama and reinvents herself as a New York socialite.
24. Howl's Moving Castle (2004)
PG | 119 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
When an unconfident young woman is cursed with an old body by a spiteful witch, her only chance of breaking the spell lies with a self-indulgent yet insecure young wizard and his companions in his legged, walking castle.
25. American Pie 2 (2001)
R | 108 min | Comedy, Romance
The sequel to the hit comedy American Pie, the high school students are now at college. These close friends decide to meet up at the beach house for some fun.
26. American Graffiti (1973)
PG | 110 min | Comedy, Drama
A couple of high school grads spend one final night cruising the strip with their buddies before they go off to college.
27. Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)
PG-13 | 96 min | Drama, Romance
Two girlfriends on a summer holiday in Spain become enamored with the same painter, unaware that his ex-wife, with whom he has a tempestuous relationship, is about to re-enter the picture.
29. Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)
PG-13 | 130 min | Drama
A housewife who is unhappy with her life befriends an old lady in a nursing home and is enthralled by the tales she tells of people she used to know.
30. Dances with Wolves (1990)
PG-13 | 181 min | Adventure, Drama, Western
Lt. John Dunbar, exiled to a remote western Civil War outpost, befriends wolves and Indians, making him an intolerable aberration in the military.
31. Weird Science (1985)
PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Two high school nerds attempt to create the perfect woman, but she turns out to be more than that.
34. The Prince of Tides (1991)
R | 132 min | Drama
A troubled man talks to his suicidal sister's psychiatrist about their family history and falls in love with her in the process.
35. Last Tango in Paris (1972)
NC-17 | 129 min | Drama, Romance
A young Parisian woman meets a middle-aged American businessman who demands their clandestine relationship be based only on sex.
36. It's Kind of a Funny Story (2010)
PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A clinically depressed teenager gets a new start after he checks himself into an adult psychiatric ward.
37. The Color Purple (1985)
PG-13 | 154 min | Drama
A black Southern woman (Whoopi Goldberg) struggles to find her identity after suffering years of abuse from her father and others over 40 years.
38. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005)
PG | 119 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Four best girlfriends hatch a plan to stay connected with one another as their lives start off in different directions: they pass around a pair of secondhand jeans that fits each of their bodies perfectly.
39. A Christmas Carol (1951)
Approved | 86 min | Drama, Fantasy
An old bitter miser is given a chance for redemption when he is haunted by three ghosts on Christmas Eve.
40. A River Runs Through It (1992)
PG | 123 min | Drama
The story about two sons of a stern minister -- one reserved, one rebellious -- growing up in rural Montana while devoted to fly fishing.
41. Bare (I) (2015)
88 min | Drama, Romance
A young girl in Nevada becomes romantically involved with a female drifter who introduces her to a life of stripping, drugs, and metaphysical experiences that teach her what happens when real life catches up with dark fantasy.
43. A Good Year (2006)
PG-13 | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A British investment broker inherits his uncle's chateau and vineyard in Provence, where he spent much of his childhood. He discovers a new laid-back lifestyle as he tries to renovate the estate to be sold.
44. The Secret Garden (1993)
G | 101 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy
A young British girl born and raised in India loses her neglectful parents in an earthquake. She is returned to England to live at her uncle's estate. Her uncle is very distant due to the ... See full summary »
45. A Room with a View (1985)
Unrated | 117 min | Drama, Romance
When Lucy Honeychurch and chaperone Charlotte Bartlett find themselves in Florence with rooms without views, fellow guests Mr Emerson and son George step in to remedy the situation. Meeting... See full summary »
46. Beethoven (1992)
PG | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
A slobbering St. Bernard becomes the center of attention for a loving family, but its veterinarian secretly wants to kill him.
48. Mr. Mom (1983)
PG | 91 min | Comedy, Drama
After he's laid off, a husband switches roles with his wife. She returns to the workforce and he becomes a stay-at-home dad - a job he has no clue how to do.
49. Kyle XY (2006–2009)
60 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
A family takes in a formerly institutionalized teen savant who is missing standard human behaviors such as anger, joy and love.
50. Broken Flowers (2005)
R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery
As the extremely withdrawn Don Johnston is dumped by his latest woman, he receives an anonymous letter from a former lover informing him that he has a son who may be looking for him. A freelance sleuth neighbor moves Don to embark on a cross-country search for his old flames in search of answers.