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

TV-G | 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 fiery spirit and imagination.

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

Votes: 14,784

2. John Tucker Must Die (2006)

PG-13 | 89 min | Comedy, Romance

5.8
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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.

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

Votes: 68,451 | Gross: $41.01M

3. 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.

Director: Doug Atchison | Stars: Angela Bassett, Laurence Fishburne, Keke Palmer, Curtis Armstrong

Votes: 15,538 | Gross: $18.81M

4. Bad Words (2013)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Drama

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.

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

Votes: 39,272 | Gross: $7.76M

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.

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

Votes: 17,666 | Gross: $17.41M

6. Bee Season (2005)

PG-13 | 104 min | Drama, Romance

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.

Directors: Scott McGehee, David Siegel | Stars: Richard Gere, Juliette Binoche, Flora Cross, Max Minghella

Votes: 6,039 | Gross: $1.18M

7. A Boy Named Charlie Brown (1969)

G | 86 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

7.4
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Charlie Brown makes his way to the national spelling bee finals.

Director: Bill Melendez | Stars: Peter Robbins, Pamelyn Ferdin, Glenn Gilger, Andy Pforsich

Votes: 3,434

8. Stealing Harvard (2002)

PG-13 | 85 min | Comedy, Crime

5.1
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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.

Director: Bruce McCulloch | Stars: Jason Lee, Tom Green, Leslie Mann, Megan Mullally

Votes: 11,281 | Gross: $13.97M

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

85 min | Drama, Family, War

7.1
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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.

Director: Joyce Chopra | Stars: Maya Ritter, David Aaron Baker, Tory Green, Sarah Manninen

Votes: 666

10. 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 »

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

Votes: 1,205

11. Spellbound (2002)

G | 97 min | Documentary, Comedy, Thriller

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

Votes: 11,157 | Gross: $5.73M

12. Z Is for Xanax (2007 Video)

21 min | Short, Comedy

7.6
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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 »

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

Votes: 19

13. Spelling Bee (2008)

1 min | Short

8.7
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Twenty children compete to spell the name of a furniture retailer.

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

Votes: 20

14. National Spelling Bee (2006 Video)

Short, Comedy

8.8
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Tensions arise when a controversial word is asked to be spelled at a spelling bee.

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

Votes: 55

15. The Bee (2009)

PG | 65 min | Comedy

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

16. 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

Votes: 9

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. Spelling Bee (1938– )

Game-Show

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

Stars: Frederick Grisewood, E. Powys Mathers

19. 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.

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

Votes: 7

20. 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.

Director: Shelagh O'Brien | Stars: Don Cherry, Jim Hughson, Paul Loeffler, Ron MacLean

21. 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

22. The Metlife South Asian Spelling Bee (2008 TV Movie)

Reality-TV

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The spelling bee will be held in 12 Regional Centers across the US. The top two spellers from each center will receive an all-expenses paid trip to compete in the Finals in NJ.

Directors: Joe Brady, Steve Portney, Rahul Walia

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

TV-14 | 21 min | Comedy, Romance

7.2
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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.

Director: James Burrows | Stars: Debra Messing, Eric McCormack, Megan Mullally, Sean Hayes

Votes: 80

24. Sirens (2014–2015)
Episode: Alcohol Related Injury (2014)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy

7.7
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After a drunken booty call at Johnny's place, Theresa suggests that they start a regular, no strings attached, intimate relationship. His colleagues encourage him to enjoy it.

Director: John Fortenberry | Stars: Michael Mosley, Kevin Daniels, Kevin Bigley, Jessica McNamee

Votes: 69

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

TV-Y7 | Animation, Action, Adventure

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

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

Drama

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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.

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

Votes: 10

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

Comedy

7.4
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Director: Brian K. Roberts | Stars: Fred Ewanuick, Mary Ashton, Paul Bates, Benjamin Ayres

Votes: 5

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

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

9.3
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A storm strikes Tree Hill, putting everyone's life in danger.

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

Votes: 243

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

Reality-TV

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

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

TV-PG | Crime, Drama, Romance

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Director: Nic Phillips | Stars: Lacey Turner, Jacqueline Jossa, Jake Wood, Jessie Wallace

31. 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 »

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

Votes: 212

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

TV-MA | 12 min | Animation, Comedy, Music

8.3
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Nathan attempts to get his GED, while Murderface competes in a spelling bee.

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

Votes: 86

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

TV-MA | 23 min | Animation, Comedy

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

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

Votes: 1,153

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

22 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

3.7
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Meanwhile, Jazmine participates in a spelling bee

Director: Tyler Perry | Stars: LaVan Davis, Cassi Davis, Larramie Doc Shaw, China Anne McClain

Votes: 11

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

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

7.3
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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.

Director: Nancy Kruse | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 663

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

TV-PG | 22 min | 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

37. Late Night with Seth Meyers (2014– )
Episode: Jeremy Piven/David Benioff & Dan Weiss/Marina and the Diamonds (2015)

TV-14 | Comedy, Talk-Show

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Jeremy Piven (Mr Selfridge (2013) and Entourage (2015)); David Benioff and Daniel Weiss. Also: Marina Lambrini Diamandis (aka Marina and the Diamonds) perform.

Stars: Seth Meyers, Jeremy Piven, David Benioff, D.B. Weiss

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

TV-14 | Comedy, Talk-Show

6.5
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Stars: Seth Meyers, John Leguizamo, Zosia Mamet, Kostya Kennedy

Votes: 6

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

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

8.0
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Larry becomes determined to win an Oscar, so he shoots a documentary about Max and Dick's spelling bee.

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

Votes: 62

40. 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.

Director: Jeff Buckland | Stars: Khylan Jones, David Landsberg, Ari Meyers, Candi Milo

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

G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

7.7
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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 »

Director: Lex Passaris | Stars: Cole Sprouse, Dylan Sprouse, Brenda Song, Ashley Tisdale

Votes: 76

42. 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 »

Director: Ralph Nelson | Stars: Peggy Wood, Judson Laire, Rosemary Rice, Dick Van Patten

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

TV-G | 25 min | 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.

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

Votes: 28

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

41 min | Horror

5.8
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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.

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

Votes: 338

45. 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

Votes: 5

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

TV-G | 23 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.3
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Stephanie participates in a spelling bee.

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

Votes: 85

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

TV-MA | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

7.0
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Foxxy competes in spelling bees. Captain Hero discovers Clara has a sexual fetish for car crashes.

Directors: Frank Marino, Peter Avanzino | Stars: Adam Carolla, Jess Harnell, Abbey McBride, Jack Plotnick

Votes: 84

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

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

5.8
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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.

Director: Larry Joe Campbell | Stars: Jim Belushi, Courtney Thorne-Smith, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Larry Joe Campbell

Votes: 49

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

TV-14 | 25 min | 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.

Directors: Rodney Clouden, Ron Hughart, Brent Woods | Stars: Seth MacFarlane, Wendy Schaal, Scott Grimes, Rachael MacFarlane

Votes: 242

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

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.1
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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.

Director: John T. Kretchmer | Stars: Bryan Greenberg, Laura Prepon, Geoff Stults, Brad William Henke

Votes: 19