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1. Ghost World (2001)

R | 111 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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88 Metascore

With only the plan of moving in together after high school, two unusually devious friends seek direction in life. As a mere gag, they respond to a man's newspaper ad for a date, only to find it will greatly complicate their lives.

Writers: Daniel Clowes, Terry Zwigoff | Director: Terry Zwigoff | Stars: Steve Buscemi, Thora Birch, Scarlett Johansson, Brad Renfro

Votes: 95,871 | Gross: $6.20M

2. Summer School (1987)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Romance

6.5
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27 Metascore

A high-school gym teacher has big plans for the summer, but is forced to cancel them to teach a "bonehead" English class for misfit goof-off students. Fortunately, his unconventional brand ... See full summary »

Writers: Stuart Birnbaum, David Dashev, Jeff Franklin | Director: Carl Reiner | Stars: Mark Harmon, Kirstie Alley, Robin Thomas, Patrick Labyorteaux

Votes: 12,838 | Gross: $35.66M

3. Big Fat Liar (2002)

PG | 88 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

5.4
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36 Metascore

After a young boy's school essay erroneously finds its way into the hands of a Hollywood producer who turns the idea into a hit film, the boy travels to Los Angeles to claim his credit.

Writers: Dan Schneider, Brian Robbins | Director: Shawn Levy | Stars: Frankie Muniz, Amanda Bynes, Paul Giamatti, Amanda Detmer

Votes: 28,932 | Gross: $47.81M

4. Stand and Deliver (1988)

PG | 103 min | Drama

7.3
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The story of Jaime Escalante, a high school teacher who successfully inspired his dropout prone students to learn calculus.

Writers: Ramón Menéndez, Tom Musca | Director: Ramón Menéndez | Stars: Edward James Olmos, Estelle Harris, Mark Phelan, Virginia Paris

Votes: 12,262 | Gross: $13.99M

5. The War (1994)

PG-13 | 126 min | Drama

6.7
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Vietnam War vet Costner must deal with a war of a different sort between his son and their friends, and a rival group of children. He also must deal with his own personal and employment ... See full summary »

Writer: Kathy McWorter | Director: Jon Avnet | Stars: Elijah Wood, Kevin Costner, Mare Winningham, Lexi Randall

Votes: 10,236 | Gross: $16.55M

6. Swingtown (2008)

Drama

7.7
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As America celebrates its 200th birthday, two generations of friends and neighbors in a Chicago suburb explore new freedoms and seek connections with each other in the midst of the socio/sexual revolution.

Creator: Mike Kelley | Stars: Molly Parker, Jack Davenport, Grant Show, Lana Parrilla

Votes: 2,326

7. The Baby-Sitters Club (1995)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

5.7
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Seven junior-high-school girls organize a daycare camp for children while at the same time experiencing classic adolescent growing pains.

Writers: Ann M. Martin, Dalene Young | Director: Melanie Mayron | Stars: Schuyler Fisk, Bre Blair, Rachael Leigh Cook, Larisa Oleynik

Votes: 4,305 | Gross: $9.69M

8. We Don't Live Here Anymore (2004)

R | 101 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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66 Metascore

An indiscretion between two close friends tears down their respective marriages.

Writers: Andre Dubus, Larry Gross | Director: John Curran | Stars: Mark Ruffalo, Laura Dern, Peter Krause, Naomi Watts

Votes: 8,232 | Gross: $2.04M

9. Thumbsucker (2005)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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69 Metascore

Justin throws himself and everyone around him into chaos when he attempts to break free from his addiction to his thumb.

Writers: Walter Kirn, Mike Mills | Director: Mike Mills | Stars: Lou Taylor Pucci, Tilda Swinton, Vincent D'Onofrio, Keanu Reeves

Votes: 18,740 | Gross: $1.33M

10. Inventing the Abbotts (1997)

R | 110 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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49 Metascore

A light-hearted story of two working-class brothers courting three wealthy and beautiful sisters in a small Illinois town.

Writers: Sue Miller, Ken Hixon | Director: Pat O'Connor | Stars: Liv Tyler, Jennifer Connelly, Joaquin Phoenix, Billy Crudup

Votes: 9,510 | Gross: $5.85M

11. The Parent Trap II (1986 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 81 min | Family, Comedy

6.2
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Two best friends plot to get their single parents together to stop one of them from moving to New York.

Writers: Erich Kästner, Stu Krieger | Director: Ron Maxwell | Stars: Hayley Mills, Tom Skerritt, Carrie Kei Heim, Bridgette Andersen

Votes: 1,381

12. Gracie (2007)

PG-13 | 95 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

6.2
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52 Metascore

A teenager faces an uphill battle when she fights to give women the opportunity to play competitive soccer.

Writers: Lisa Marie Petersen, Karen Janszen, Andrew Shue, Ken Himmelman, Davis Guggenheim | Director: Davis Guggenheim | Stars: Carly Schroeder, Andrew Shue, Elisabeth Shue, Jesse Lee Soffer

Votes: 3,620 | Gross: $2.96M

13. There Goes My Baby (1994)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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Graduates of a Los Angeles high school in 1965 see America's culture and politics gradually change.

Writer: Floyd Mutrux | Director: Floyd Mutrux | Stars: Dermot Mulroney, Ricky Schroder, Kelli Williams, Noah Wyle

Votes: 857 | Gross: $0.13M

14. To Be Fat Like Me (2007 TV Movie)

89 min | Drama

5.9
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As part of a film project, a physically fit teenager dons a fat suit to gain experience of the hardships facing overweight high school students.

Writer: Michelle Lovretta | Director: Douglas Barr | Stars: Kaley Cuoco, Melissa Halstrom, Michael Phenicie, Rachel Cairns

Votes: 2,339

15. The Comeback Kids (2014– )

Comedy

8.1
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Richie Eisenberg & Gary Fischer were child stars in the 80's. Now in their 40's, they're giving their big dream another chance. The problem, Hollywood has changed and they both struggle to make sense of a business they once conquered.

Creator: Ryan Paul James | Stars: Richard Steven Horvitz, Joe Cipriano, Keith Coogan, Melissa Disney

Votes: 9

16. A Separate Peace (2004 TV Movie)

R | 92 min | Drama, War

5.3
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Strong friendship between students slowly turns into bitter rivalry with fatal consequences.

Writers: John Knowles, Wendy Kesselman | Director: Peter Yates | Stars: J Barton, Toby Moore, Jacob Pitts, Danny Swerdlow

Votes: 508

17. General Education (2012)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy

4.4
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21 Metascore

Levi Collins is set to go to the local University on a tennis scholarship, but he forgot to tell his parents one thing - he didn't graduate. As a result, he must take summer school before ... See full summary »

Writers: Elliot Feld, Jaz Kalkat, Tom Morris | Director: Tom Morris | Stars: Chris Sheffield, Maiara Walsh, Larry Miller, Janeane Garofalo

Votes: 674

18. Swing Girls (2004)

105 min | Drama, Comedy, Music

7.7
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A tale of delinquent and lazy school girls. In their efforts to cut remedial summer math class, they end up poisoning and replacing the schools brass band.

Writers: Shinobu Yaguchi, Junko Yaguchi | Director: Shinobu Yaguchi | Stars: Juri Ueno, Yûta Hiraoka, Shihori Kanjiya, Yuika Motokariya

Votes: 2,512

19. Jitters (2010)

93 min | Drama

6.9
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A 16-year old Icelandic boy's first kiss with another boy gives him "jitters"--feelings he can't deny. This is a well-written film that captures the confusion and excitement of being a ... See full summary »

Writers: Ingibjörg Reynisdóttir, Baldvin Zophoníasson | Director: Baldvin Zophoníasson | Stars: Atli Oskar Fjalarsson, Ilva Holmes, Gísli Örn Garðarsson, Birna Rún Eiríksdóttir

Votes: 1,078

20. Winter Solstice (I) (2004)

R | 90 min | Drama

6.2
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59 Metascore

In this suburban drama, a widower (played by Anthony LaPaglia) confronts his older son's (played by Aaron Stanford) decision to leave home and his younger son's self-destructive behavior.

Writer: Josh Sternfeld | Director: Josh Sternfeld | Stars: Anthony LaPaglia, Aaron Stanford, Mark Webber, Allison Janney

Votes: 1,222 | Gross: $0.32M

21. A Little Closer (2011)

72 min | Drama, Romance

5.7
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Three family members each learn the cruelties of love and sexuality.

Writer: Matthew Petock | Director: Matthew Petock | Stars: Sayra Player, Parker Lutz, Eric Baskerville, Chris Kies

Votes: 232

22. Camouflage (1977)

106 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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A group of students are spending the summer vacation at a university camp studying the science of linguistics. One of the camp directors, Jaroslaw, is a young professor who prefers the ... See full summary »

Writer: Krzysztof Zanussi | Director: Krzysztof Zanussi | Stars: Piotr Garlicki, Zbigniew Zapasiewicz, Christine Paul-Podlasky, Mariusz Dmochowski

Votes: 601

23. Escuela de verano (1959)

94 min | Comedy

6.4
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Young women from around the world enroll in Escuela de Verano, a Mexico City summer school supervised by the bumbling Casimiro.

Writers: Juan García, Gilberto Martínez Solares | Director: Gilberto Martínez Solares | Stars: Germán Valdés, Flor Silvestre, Mapita Cortés, Adriana Roel

Votes: 11

24. Mr Drew's School for Boys (2014– )

Reality-TV

6.8
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Mr Drew takes some unruly boys under his wing as he tries to change their ways and their parents too.

Stars: Nick Frost, Mr. Drew

Votes: 12

25. My Apology to DISD (2006)

12 min | Short, Comedy

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On a May morning in Dallas, Texas Israel Luna was offered a job teaching film production for a North Dallas summer school program. Less than a week later the DISD (Dallas Independent School... See full summary »

Writer: Israel Luna | Director: Israel Luna | Stars: Nancy Chartier, Israel Luna, Gabriel Praddo, Steve Tate

26. That '70s Show (1998–2006)
Episode: 2120 So. Michigan Ave (2005)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

7.2
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Michael and Fez move into their apartment, but can't agree who gets the room with direct bathroom access. Red visits to give them a taste how rude guests can behave, like the kids put 'his'... See full summary »

Creators: Bonnie Turner, Terry Turner, Mark Brazill | Director: David Trainer | Stars: Topher Grace, Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher, Danny Masterson

Votes: 227

27. Little House on the Prairie (1974–1983)
Episode: A Wiser Heart (1981)

TV-PG | 49 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.0
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Laura attends a writing seminar in Arizona, but the experience is marred by a rude professor who cuts her down at every turn.

Creator: Blanche Hanalis | Director: Michael Landon | Stars: Melissa Gilbert, Lindsay Greenbush, Sidney Greenbush, Jonathan Gilbert

Votes: 53

28. Ben 10 (2005–2008)
Episode: Ghostfreaked Out (2006)

23 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.0
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One of Ben's aliens decides to leave the Omnitrix and take over the world but needs to merge with Ben to become whole.

Creators: Joe Casey, Joe Kelly, Man of Action, Duncan Rouleau, Steven T. Seagle | Director: Sebastian Montes | Stars: Tara Strong, Meagan Smith, Paul Eiding, Dee Bradley Baker

Votes: 35

29. Mr. Belvedere (1985–1990)
Episode: The Counselor (1988)

Comedy, Family

8.5
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Wesley's summer camp experience is marred by a counselor who gains his trust, and then betrays it with the manner in which he attempts to touch him. He is afraid to come forward with the ... See full summary »

Creators: Frank Dungan, Jeff Stein | Director: Tony Sheehan | Stars: Christopher Hewett, Ilene Graff, Rob Stone, Tracy Wells

Votes: 11