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1. John Tucker Must Die (2006)

PG-13 | 89 min | Comedy, Romance

5.7
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41 Metascore

Three ex-girlfriends of a serial cheater set up their former lover to fall for the new girl in town so they can watch him get his heart broken.

Writer: Jeff Lowell | Director: Betty Thomas | Stars: Jesse Metcalfe, Ashanti, Arielle Kebbel, Sophia Bush

2. Bad Words (2013)

R | 89 min | Comedy

6.7
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57 Metascore

A spelling bee loser sets out to exact revenge by finding a loophole and attempting to win as an adult.

Writer: Andrew Dodge | Director: Jason Bateman | Stars: Jason Bateman, Kathryn Hahn, Allison Janney, Rohan Chand

3. Anne of Green Gables (1985 TV Mini-Series)

199 min | Drama, Family

8.4
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An orphan girl, sent to an elderly brother and sister by mistake, charms her new home and community with her firey spirit and imagination.

Stars: Megan Follows, Colleen Dewhurst, Richard Farnsworth, Patricia Hamilton

4. 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

5. Disturbing Behavior (1998)

R | 84 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

5.5
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The new kid in town stumbles across something sinister about the town's method of transforming its unruly teens into upstanding citizens.

Writer: Scott Rosenberg | Director: David Nutter | Stars: James Marsden, Katie Holmes, Nick Stahl, Tobias Mehler

6. Stealing Harvard (2002)

PG-13 | 85 min | Comedy, Crime

5.0
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25 Metascore

A middle-class man turns to a life of crime in order to finance his niece's first year at Harvard University.

Writers: Martin Hynes, Peter Tolan | Director: Bruce McCulloch | Stars: Jason Lee, Tom Green, Leslie Mann, Megan Mullally

7. Bee Season (2005)

PG-13 | 104 min | Drama

5.5
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54 Metascore

A wife and mother begins a downward emotional spiral, as her husband avoids their collapsing marriage by immersing himself in his 11 year-old daughter's quest to become a spelling bee champion.

Writers: Myla Goldberg, Naomi Foner | Directors: Scott McGehee, David Siegel | Stars: Richard Gere, Juliette Binoche, Flora Cross, Max Minghella

8. An American Girl on the Home Front (2006 TV Movie)

85 min | Drama, Family, War

7.0
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Molly is a girl living in the year 1944 and WWII has brought many changes to Molly's life. An English girl comes to live with Molly's family to escape the bombings. They slowly become good friends.

Writers: Anna Sandor, Valerie Tripp | Director: Joyce Chopra | Stars: Maya Ritter, David Aaron Baker, Tory Green, Sarah Manninen

9. Bruno (2000)

PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Drama

6.2
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Bruno is the story of a unique young boy genius, Bruno (Alex D. Linz), whose expression of his own individuality leads his family and community along an emotional journey. By the time he ... See full summary »

Writer: David Ciminello | Director: Shirley MacLaine | Stars: Alex D. Linz, Shirley MacLaine, Gary Sinise, Joey Lauren Adams

10. A Boy Named Charlie Brown (1969)

G | 86 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

7.3
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Charlie Brown makes his way to the national spelling bee finals.

Creator: Charles M. Schulz | Director: Bill Melendez | Stars: Peter Robbins, Pamelyn Ferdin, Glenn Gilger, Andy Pforsich

11. Spellbound (2002)

G | 97 min | Documentary

7.7
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80 Metascore

Spellbound follows eight teenagers on their quest to win the 1999 National Spelling Bee.

Director: Jeffrey Blitz | Stars: Angela Arenivar, Ubaldo Arenivar, Jorge Arenivar, Scott McGarraugh

12. Spelling Bee (2008)

1 min | Short

8.4
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Twenty children compete to spell the name of a furniture retailer.

Writer: Colette Freedman | Directors: Colette Freedman, Jaret Sacrey | Stars: Dink O'Neal, Kaleigh Ryan

13. National Spelling Bee (2006 Video)

Short, Comedy

8.8
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Writers: Dominic Dierkes, Donald Glover, D.C. Pierson | Director: Dan Eckman | Stars: Dominic Dierkes, Donald Glover, D.C. Pierson

14. The Bee (2009)

PG | 65 min | Comedy

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Writers: Johnny LaZebnik, David Rountree | Director: David Rountree | Stars: Allen Maldonado, David Banks, Rosie Garcia, Andrew Dorsey

15. Z Is for Xanax (2007 Video)

21 min | Short, Comedy

7.9
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'Z is for Xanax' follows one man's violent and desperate odyssey as he struggles with drug addiction, an evil veterinarian bent on his destruction and poor spelling. Stanley, a survivor of ... See full summary »

Writers: Daniel Conforti, Dan Milczarski | Director: Michael D. Calia | Stars: John Chia-Lin Chang, Mary Dolan, Elisa Gouveia, Katherine Humenik

16. Spelling Bee (1938– )

Game-Show

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A spelling bee in which contestants competed against well-known television personalities.

Star: F.H. Grisewood

17. 2007 80th Annual Scripps National Spelling Bee (2007 TV Special)

120 min

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"Good Morning America" anchor Robin Roberts hosts live television coverage of the final championship rounds of "The 2007 Scripps National Spelling Bee," live from Washington, DC. ... See full summary »

Directors: Doug Holmes, Sammy Silver | Stars: Mike Golic, Mike Greenberg, Robin Roberts, Stuart Scott

18. Misspelled Weather (2005)

15 min | Short, Drama

5.7
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A young spelling bee champion faces the most difficult challenge of all.

Writer: Raha Shirazi | Director: Raha Shirazi | Stars: Kimberly Thorpe, Reva Timbers

19. Spelling Night in Canada (2011 TV Movie)

45 min | Game-Show

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From over 250,000 thousand entries from across Canada, the 21 regional winners compete to see who will be crowned the 2011 Postmedia Canspell champion.

Writers: Matt Kippen, Kevin Wallis | Director: Shelagh O'Brien | Stars: Don Cherry, Jim Hughson, Paul Loeffler, Ron MacLean

20. 82nd Annual Scripps National Spelling Bee Finals (2009 TV Special)

138 min | Family

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Stars: Tom Bergeron, Erin Andrews, Jacques Bailly, Richard A. Boehne

21. The Great American Celebrity Spelling Bee (2004 TV Mini-Series)

Game-Show

5.7
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Stars: John O'Hurley, Tatyana Ali, Corbin Bernsen, Brett Butler

22. Will & Grace (1998–2006)
Episode: A-Story, Bee-Story (2003)

TV-14 | Comedy

7.5
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When Leo's depressed about leaving Doctors Without Borders, Will tries to cheer him up. But it only makes him miss it more. And Jack decides to get ready for a Gay Spelling Bee and is being prepped by Karen.

Creators: David Kohan, Max Mutchnick | Director: James Burrows | Stars: Debra Messing, Eric McCormack, Megan Mullally, Sean Hayes

23. Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil (2010– )
Episode: Bee Awesome (2012)

Animation, Action, Comedy

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Writer: Eric Rivera | Director: Chris Savino | Stars: Danny Cooksey, Emily Osment, Charlie Schlatter

24. Arctic Air (2012– )
Episode: Blood Is Thicker Than Water (2013)

Drama

7.4
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Krista's mother pays a visit to Yellowknife and throws Krista's life into turmoil; and Bobby gets his first real chance to play 'family' with Connor and Petra.

Creator: Ian Weir | Director: Kevin Fair | Stars: Adam Beach, Pascale Hutton, Kevin McNulty, Stephen Lobo

25. Dan for Mayor (2010– )
Episode: Claire 2.0 (2011)

Comedy

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Creators: Mark Farrell, Paul Mather, Kevin White | Director: Brian K. Roberts | Stars: Fred Ewanuick, Mary Ashton, Paul Bates, Benjamin Ayres

26. One Tree Hill (2003–2012)
Episode: Darkness on the Edge of Town (2010)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Sport

9.0
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A storm strikes Tree Hill, putting everyone's life in danger.

Creator: Mark Schwahn | Director: Mark Schwahn | Stars: James Lafferty, Bethany Joy Lenz, Sophia Bush, Austin Nichols

27. Celebrity Big Brother (2001– )
Episode: Episode #9.20 (2012)

Reality-TV

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Stars: Marcus Bentley, Frankie Cocozza, Michael Madsen, Nicola McLean

28. EastEnders (1985– )
Episode: Episode dated 18 February 2014 (2014)

TV-PG | Crime, Drama

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Creators: Julia Smith, Tony Holland | Director: Nic Phillips | Stars: Lacey Turner, Jacqueline Jossa, Jake Wood, Jessie Wallace

29. Dead Like Me (2003–2004)
Episode: Forget Me Not (2004)

TV-MA | 45 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

8.4
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Ray and Mason fight for Daisy's affection, and their game turns into something worse when Daisy wants to breakup with Ray. In a hospital, George must convince an elderly woman of her death.... See full summary »

Creator: Bryan Fuller | Director: Brad Turner | Stars: Ellen Muth, Laura Harris, Callum Blue, Jasmine Guy

30. Metalocalypse (2006– )
Episode: Go Forth and Die (2006)

TV-MA | Animation, Comedy, Music

8.0
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Nathan attempts to get his GED, while Murderface competes in a spelling bee.

Creators: Tommy Blacha, Brendon Small | Director: Chris Prynoski | Stars: Tommy Blacha, Brendon Small, Mark Hamill, Victor Brandt

31. South Park (1997– )
Episode: Hooked on Monkey Fonics (1999)

TV-MA | Animation, Comedy

8.1
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The boys have a hard time relating to two new students who have been home schooled.

Creators: Trey Parker, Matt Stone | Director: Trey Parker | Stars: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Mary Kay Bergman, Isaac Hayes

32. House of Payne (2006– )
Episode: How Do You Spell... It's All About Me? (2008)

Comedy, Drama, Family

3.5
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Meanwhile, Jazmine participates in a spelling bee

Writer: Christopher J. Moore | Director: Tyler Perry | Stars: LaVan Davis, Cassi Davis, Larramie Doc Shaw, China Anne McClain

33. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: I'm Spelling as Fast as I Can (2003)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

7.4
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Lisa participates in the Spellympics, but Homer is busy traveling cross-country as Krusty Burger test-markets a new sandwich. Lisa is confident that she will win, until she learns that the contest is rigged against her.

Creators: Matt Groening, James L. Brooks, Sam Simon | Director: Nancy Kruse | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

34. Cake Boss (2009– )
Episode: Ice-ing on the Cake (2012)

TV-PG | Family, Reality-TV

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Need a lift? Buddy is put to the test when he must make a special birthday cake that works as a real elevator! And Mauro is charged to make a cake for the North Jersey Spelling Bee, but can... See full summary »

Stars: Frankie Amato Jr., Buddy Valastro

35. Late Night with Seth Meyers (2014– )
Episode: John Leguizamo/Zosia Mamet/Kostya Kennedy (2014)

Comedy, Talk-Show

5.6
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Writer: Ben Warheit | Stars: Seth Meyers, John Leguizamo, Zosia Mamet, Kostya Kennedy

36. The Neighbors (2012–2014)
Episode: Larry Bird Presents an Oscar-Winning Film by Larry Bird (2013)

TV-PG | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi

8.2
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Larry becomes determined to win an Oscar, so he shoots a documentary about Max and Dick's spelling bee.

Creator: Dan Fogelman | Director: Lev L. Spiro | Stars: Jami Gertz, Lenny Venito, Simon Templeman, Toks Olagundoye

37. Stanley (2001–2007)
Episode: Mysterious Moe/Spelling Bee Situation (2003)

TV-Y | Animation, Family

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Stanley and his friends learn that rumors shouldn't necessarily be taken at face value; Mimi lets a spelling bee victory go to her head and starts bossing around Stanley and Marci.

Creators: David Campbell, Jim Jinkins | Director: Jeff Buckland | Stars: Khylan Jones, David Landsberg, Ari Meyers, Candi Milo

38. The Suite Life of Zack and Cody (2005–2008)
Episode: Neither a Borrower Nor a Speller Bee (2006)

G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

7.8
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While Cody is preparing for the Boston Spelling Bee, Zack tries to borrow money from his mom for video games. When his mom won't give him money, he borrows from everyone else in the hotel. ... See full summary »

Creators: Jim Geoghan, Danny Kallis | Director: Lex Passaris | Stars: Cole Sprouse, Dylan Sprouse, Brenda Song, Ashley Tisdale

39. Mama (1949–1957)
Episode: Queen of the Bee (1950)

Comedy, Family, Drama

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Little Dagmar wants desperately to win the school-ending spelling bee in order to show how much her spelling has improved since the previous year, but also to beat her rival, Tommy Jordan. ... See full summary »

Writers: Frank Gabrielson, Kathryn Forbes | Director: Ralph Nelson | Stars: Peggy Wood, Judson Laire, Rosemary Rice, Dick Van Patten

40. Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide (2004–2007)
Episode: Sick Days & Spelling Bee (2004)

Comedy, Family

7.6
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Ned must avoid getting sick when he finds out special guest Matt Hoffman is going to visit school./Ned helps Cookie try to beat rivals in a spelling bee.

Creator: Scott Fellows | Director: Adam Weissman | Stars: Devon Werkheiser, Lindsey Shaw, Daniel Curtis Lee, Jim J. Bullock

41. Fear Itself (2008– )
Episode: Something with Bite (2009)

41 min | Horror

5.7
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Wilbur is a veterinarian who begins to turn into a werewolf after being bitten by a large animal brought to his clinic.

Writer: Max Landis | Director: Ernest R. Dickerson | Stars: Wendell Pierce, Paula Jai Parker, Kailin See, Gillian Barber

42. The Onion News Network (2007– )
Episode: Special Boy with Freakishly Large Brain Wins Spelling Bee (2009)

Comedy

4.6
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On Today Now!, Jim and Tracy meet James Kimura, a 12-year-old afflicted with the ability to spell long words normal kids don't even care about.

Stars: Brad Holbrook, Tracy Toth

43. Full House (1987–1995)
Episode: Spellbound (1992)

TV-G | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.2
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Stephanie participates in a spelling bee.

Creator: Jeff Franklin | Director: Joel Zwick | Stars: John Stamos, Bob Saget, Dave Coulier, Candace Cameron Bure

44. Drawn Together (2004–2008)
Episode: Spelling Applebee's (2006)

TV-MA | Animation, Comedy

7.3
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Foxxy competes in spelling bees. Captain Hero discovers Clara has a sexual fetish for car crashes.

Creators: Dave Jeser, Matthew Silverstein, Jordan Young | Directors: Frank Marino, Peter Avanzino | Stars: Adam Carolla, Jess Harnell, Abbey McBride, Jack Plotnick

45. According to Jim (2001–2009)
Episode: Spelling Bee (2005)

TV-PG | Comedy

5.7
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Jim's pride in Gracie's newfound spelling-bee aptitude quickly turns to dismay when he has to drive her to tournaments all over the state.

Creators: Tracy Newman, Jonathan Stark | Director: Larry Joe Campbell | Stars: James Belushi, Courtney Thorne-Smith, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Larry Joe Campbell

46. American Dad! (2005– )
Episode: Spelling Bee My Baby (2013)

TV-14 | Animation, Comedy

7.5
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Francine tries to ensure that Steve beats Toshi's sister Akiko in a spelling bee while Roger and Stan try to help Hayley go through the stages of grief over Jeff's departure.

Creators: Seth MacFarlane, Mike Barker, Matt Weitzman | Directors: Rodney Clouden, Ron Hughart, Brent Woods | Stars: Seth MacFarlane, Wendy Schaal, Scott Grimes, Rachael MacFarlane

47. October Road (2007–2008)
Episode: Spelling It Out (2008)

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4
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Janet is nervous about sleeping with Eddie, Ray wants to adopt Sam, and a local kid competes in a televised spelling bee.

Creators: Josh Appelbaum, André Nemec | Director: John T. Kretchmer | Stars: Bryan Greenberg, Laura Prepon, Geoff Stults, Brad William Henke

48. Psych (2006– )
Episode: Spellingg Bee (2006)

TV-PG | 43 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

8.2
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Shawn and Gus investigate a crime at a spelling bee.

Creator: Steve Franks | Director: Mel Damski | Stars: James Roday, Dulé Hill, Timothy Omundson, Maggie Lawson

49. The Foundation (2009– )
Episode: Stamina Across Canada (2009)

Comedy

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Creators: Michael Dowse, Jennifer Wilson | Director: Michael Dowse | Stars: Mike Wilmot, Rebecca Northan, Martin Sims, Cas Anvar

50. Taxi (1978–1983)
Episode: Substitute Father (1979)

TV-PG | Comedy

6.9
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With Elaine going out of town to visit her sick aunt, the guys at the garage takes turns watching over her son so that he can compete in a spelling bee.

Creators: James L. Brooks, Stan Daniels, David Davis, Ed. Weinberger | Director: James Burrows | Stars: Judd Hirsch, Jeff Conaway, Danny DeVito, Marilu Henner