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1. Dead Poets Society (1989)

PG | 128 min | Drama

8.0
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79 Metascore

English teacher John Keating inspires his students to a love of poetry and to seize the day.

Writer: Tom Schulman | Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Robin Williams, Robert Sean Leonard, Ethan Hawke, Josh Charles

2. Pretty Little Liars (2010– )

60 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller | Active

8.1
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Four friends band together against an anonymous foe who threatens to reveal their darkest secrets, while unraveling the mystery of the murder of their best friend.

Stars: Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale, Ian Harding

3. World's Greatest Dad (I) (2009)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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69 Metascore

When his son's body is found in a humiliating accident, a lonely high school teacher inadvertently attracts an overwhelming amount of community and media attention after covering up the truth with a phony suicide note.

Writer: Bobcat Goldthwait | Director: Bobcat Goldthwait | Stars: Robin Williams, Daryl Sabara, Morgan Murphy, Naomi Glick

4. The Vampire Diaries (2009– )

43 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

8.1
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A high school girl is torn between two vampire brothers.

Stars: Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder, Steven R. McQueen

5. Gossip Girl (2007–2012)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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Privileged teens living on the Upper Eastside of New York City.

Creators: Stephanie Savage, Josh Schwartz | Stars: Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Penn Badgley, Ed Westwick

6. Dazed and Confused (1993)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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78 Metascore

The adventures of incoming high school and junior high students on the last day of school, in May of 1976.

Writer: Richard Linklater | Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Jason London, Wiley Wiggins, Matthew McConaughey, Rory Cochrane

7. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze (1991)

PG | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.9
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The Turtles and the Shredder battle once again, this time for the last cannister of the ooze that created the Turtles, which Shredder wants to create an army of new mutants.

Writers: Kevin Eastman, Peter Laird, Todd W. Langen | Director: Michael Pressman | Stars: Paige Turco, David Warner, Michelan Sisti, Leif Tilden

8. American Beauty (1999)

R | 122 min | Drama

8.5
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86 Metascore

Lester Burnham, a depressed suburban father in a mid-life crisis, decides to turn his hectic life around after becoming infatuated with his daughter's attractive friend.

Writer: Alan Ball | Director: Sam Mendes | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Thora Birch, Wes Bentley

9. Mean Girls (2004)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy

7.0
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66 Metascore

Cady Heron is a hit with The Plastics, the A-list girl clique at her new school, until she makes the mistake of falling for Aaron Samuels, the ex-boyfriend of alpha Plastic Regina George.

Writers: Rosalind Wiseman, Tina Fey | Director: Mark Waters | Stars: Lindsay Lohan, Jonathan Bennett, Rachel McAdams, Tina Fey

10. Smallville (2001–2011)

TV-PG | 60 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.5
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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.

Creators: Alfred Gough, Miles Millar | Stars: Tom Welling, Michael Rosenbaum, Allison Mack, Kristin Kreuk

11. Carrie (2013)

R | 100 min | Drama, Horror

6.0
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53 Metascore

A reimagining of the classic horror tale about Carrie White, a shy girl outcast by her peers and sheltered by her deeply religious mother, who unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom.

Writers: Lawrence D. Cohen, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Stephen King | Director: Kimberly Peirce | Stars: Chloë Grace Moretz, Julianne Moore, Gabriella Wilde, Portia Doubleday

12. Clueless (1995)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Romance

6.7
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68 Metascore

A rich high school student tries to boost a new pupil's popularity, but reckons without affairs of the heart getting in the way.

Writer: Amy Heckerling | Director: Amy Heckerling | Stars: Alicia Silverstone, Stacey Dash, Brittany Murphy, Paul Rudd

13. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)

PG-13 | 157 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

7.6
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81 Metascore

Harry finds himself mysteriously selected as an under-aged competitor in a dangerous tournament between three schools of magic.

Writers: Steve Kloves, J.K. Rowling | Director: Mike Newell | Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Eric Sykes

14. X-Men (2000)

PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.4
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64 Metascore

Two mutants come to a private academy for their kind whose resident superhero team must oppose a terrorist organization with similar powers.

Writers: Tom DeSanto, Bryan Singer, David Hayter | Director: Bryan Singer | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, Famke Janssen

15. American Pie (1999)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Romance

7.0
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58 Metascore

Four teenage boys enter a pact to lose their virginity by prom night.

Writer: Adam Herz | Directors: Paul Weitz, Chris Weitz | Stars: Jason Biggs, Chris Klein, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Alyson Hannigan

16. Weird Science (1985)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

6.6
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46 Metascore

Two high school nerds attempt to create the perfect woman, but she turns out to be more than that.

Writer: John Hughes | Director: John Hughes | Stars: Anthony Michael Hall, Ilan Mitchell-Smith, Kelly LeBrock, Bill Paxton

17. The Breakfast Club (1985)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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62 Metascore

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.

Writer: John Hughes | Director: John Hughes | Stars: Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Ally Sheedy

18. Donnie Darko (2001)

R | 113 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

8.1
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71 Metascore

A troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a large bunny rabbit that manipulates him to commit a series of crimes, after narrowly escaping a bizarre accident.

Writer: Richard Kelly | Director: Richard Kelly | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Mary McDonnell, Holmes Osborne

19. Grease (1978)

PG-13 | 110 min | Musical, Romance

7.2
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70 Metascore

Good girl Sandy and greaser Danny fell in love over the summer. But when they unexpectedly discover they're now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance?

Writers: Jim Jacobs, Warren Casey, Bronte Woodard, Allan Carr | Director: Randal Kleiser | Stars: John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing, Jeff Conaway

20. The O.C. (2003–2007)

TV-PG | 44 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.5
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A troubled youth becomes embroiled in the lives of a close-knit group of people in the wealthy, upper-class neighborhood of Newport Beach, Orange County, California.

Creator: Josh Schwartz | Stars: Mischa Barton, Adam Brody, Peter Gallagher, Kelly Rowan

21. A Walk to Remember (2002)

PG | 101 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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35 Metascore

The story of two North Carolina teens, Landon Carter and Jamie Sullivan, who are thrown together after Landon gets into trouble and is made to do community service.

Writers: Nicholas Sparks, Karen Janszen | Director: Adam Shankman | Stars: Mandy Moore, Shane West, Peter Coyote, Daryl Hannah

22. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)

PG | 153 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

7.5
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78 Metascore

As Harry Potter begins his sixth year at Hogwarts, he discovers an old book marked as "the property of the Half-Blood Prince" and begins to learn more about Lord Voldemort's dark past.

Writers: Steve Kloves, J.K. Rowling | Director: David Yates | Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Michael Gambon

23. Uncle Buck (1989)

PG | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.9
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51 Metascore

Bachelor and all round slob, Buck, babysits his brother's rebellious teenage daughter and her cute younger brother and sister.

Writer: John Hughes | Director: John Hughes | Stars: John Candy, Macaulay Culkin, Jean Louisa Kelly, Gaby Hoffmann

24. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)

PG-13 | 138 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

7.4
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71 Metascore

With their warning about Lord Voldemort's return scoffed at, Harry and Dumbledore are targeted by the Wizard authorities as an authoritarian bureaucrat slowly seizes power at Hogwarts.

Writers: Michael Goldenberg, J.K. Rowling | Director: David Yates | Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Brendan Gleeson

25. X-Men 2 (2003)

PG-13 | 134 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.5
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68 Metascore

The X-Men band together to find a mutant assassin who has made an attempt on the President's life, while the Mutant Academy is attacked by military forces.

Writers: Zak Penn, David Hayter, Bryan Singer, Michael Dougherty, Dan Harris | Director: Bryan Singer | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Ian McKellen

26. Bob's Burgers (2011– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy | Active

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Bob's Burgers centers on the Belcher family (consists of Bob, Linda, Tina, Gene and Louise) who own a hamburger restaurant. Bob's burgers are really delicious and appear to be better than ... See full summary »

Creator: Loren Bouchard | Stars: H. Jon Benjamin, Dan Mintz, Eugene Mirman, John Roberts

27. The Outsiders (1983)

PG-13 | 91 min | Crime, Drama

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38 Metascore

When two poor greasers, Johnny, and Ponyboy are assaulted by a vicious gang, the socs, and Johnny kills one of the attackers, tension begins to mount between the two rival gangs, setting off a turbulent chain of events.

Writers: Kathleen Rowell, S.E. Hinton | Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: C. Thomas Howell, Matt Dillon, Ralph Macchio, Patrick Swayze

28. Catch Me If You Can (2002)

PG-13 | 141 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

8.0
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76 Metascore

A true story about Frank Abagnale Jr., who, before his 19th birthday, successfully conned millions of dollars' worth of checks as a Pan Am pilot, doctor, and legal prosecutor.

Writers: Jeff Nathanson, Frank Abagnale Jr., Stan Redding | Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Christopher Walken, Martin Sheen

29. Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)

PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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60 Metascore

A high school wise guy is determined to have a day off from school, despite what the principal thinks of that.

Writer: John Hughes | Director: John Hughes | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Alan Ruck, Mia Sara, Jeffrey Jones

30. 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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70 Metascore

A new kid must find a guy to date the meanest girl in school, the older sister of the girl he has a crush on, who cannot date until her older sister does.

Writers: Karen McCullah, Kirsten Smith | Director: Gil Junger | Stars: Heath Ledger, Julia Stiles, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Larisa Oleynik

31. Fathers' Day (1997)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Romance

5.0
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A woman cons two old boyfriends into searching for her runaway son by convincing both that they are the boy's father.

Writers: Francis Veber, Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel | Director: Ivan Reitman | Stars: Robin Williams, Billy Crystal, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Nastassja Kinski

32. The Little Mermaid (1989)

G | 83 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

7.6
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A mermaid princess makes a Faustian bargain with an unscrupulous sea-witch in order to meet a human prince on land.

Writers: John Musker, Ron Clements, Hans Christian Andersen, Howard Ashman, Gerrit Graham, Sam Graham, Chris Hubbell | Directors: Ron Clements, John Musker | Stars: Jodi Benson, Samuel E. Wright, Rene Auberjonois, Christopher Daniel Barnes

33. Freaky Friday (2003)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.1
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70 Metascore

An overworked mother and her daughter do not get along. When they switch bodies, each is forced to adapt to the others life for one freaky Friday.

Writers: Mary Rodgers, Heather Hach, Leslie Dixon | Director: Mark Waters | Stars: Jamie Lee Curtis, Lindsay Lohan, Mark Harmon, Harold Gould

34. Zoey 101 (2005–2008)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

5.6
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Zoey Brooks and her brother, Dustin, attend their first day at Pacific Coast Academy, a private boarding school that enrolls girls for the first time in its history.

Creator: Dan Schneider | Stars: Jamie Lynn Spears, Paul Butcher, Christopher Massey, Erin Sanders

35. Not Another Teen Movie (2001)

R | 89 min | Comedy

5.7
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32 Metascore

A sendup of all the teen movies that have accumulated in the past two decades.

Writers: Mike Bender, Adam Jay Epstein, Andrew Jacobson, Phil Beauman, Buddy Johnson | Director: Joel Gallen | Stars: Chyler Leigh, Jaime Pressly, Chris Evans, Eric Christian Olsen

36. Romeo + Juliet (1996)

PG-13 | 120 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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60 Metascore

Shakespeare's famous play is updated to the hip modern suburb of Verona still retaining its original dialogue.

Writers: William Shakespeare, Craig Pearce, Baz Luhrmann | Director: Baz Luhrmann | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Claire Danes, John Leguizamo, Harold Perrineau

37. Juno (2007)

PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.6
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81 Metascore

Faced with an unplanned pregnancy, an offbeat young woman makes an unusual decision regarding her unborn child.

Writer: Diablo Cody | Director: Jason Reitman | Stars: Ellen Page, Michael Cera, Jennifer Garner, Jason Bateman

38. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

PG | 115 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

7.9
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94 Metascore

A troubled child summons the courage to help a friendly alien escape Earth and return to his home-world.

Writer: Melissa Mathison | Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore, Peter Coyote, Dee Wallace

39. Hannah Montana (2006–2011)

TV-G | 23 min | Comedy, Family, Music | Active

4.5
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Adventures of a teenage pop star who keeps her identity secret from even her closest friends by using a disguise on stage.

Creators: Richard Correll, Barry O'Brien, Michael Poryes | Stars: Miley Cyrus, Emily Osment, Jason Earles, Billy Ray Cyrus

40. Cruel Intentions (1999)

R | 97 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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56 Metascore

Kathryn makes a bet that her step-brother, Sebastian, won't be able to bed Annette (a virgin, who wants to wait until love). If he loses, Kathryn gets his Jaguar, if he wins, he gets Kathryn.

Writers: Choderlos de Laclos, Roger Kumble | Director: Roger Kumble | Stars: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe, Reese Witherspoon, Selma Blair

41. Footloose (2011)

PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

5.8
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58 Metascore

City teenager Ren MacCormack moves to a small town where rock music and dancing have been banned, and his rebellious spirit shakes up the populace.

Writers: Dean Pitchford, Craig Brewer | Director: Craig Brewer | Stars: Kenny Wormald, Julianne Hough, Dennis Quaid, Andie MacDowell

42. The Blue Lagoon (1980)

R | 104 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

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In the Victorian period, two children are shipwrecked on a tropical island in the South Pacific. With no adults to guide them, the two make a simple life together, unaware that sexual maturity will eventually intervene.

Writers: Henry De Vere Stacpoole, Douglas Day Stewart | Director: Randal Kleiser | Stars: Brooke Shields, Christopher Atkins, Leo McKern, William Daniels

43. Never Been Kissed (1999)

PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.0
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60 Metascore

A journalist enrolls in her old highschool as part of her research for a story.

Writers: Abby Kohn, Marc Silverstein | Director: Raja Gosnell | Stars: Drew Barrymore, David Arquette, Michael Vartan, Molly Shannon

44. Footloose (1984)

R | 107 min | Drama, Music, Romance

6.4
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A city teenager moves to a small town where rock music and dancing have been banned, and his rebellious spirit shakes up the populace.

Writer: Dean Pitchford | Director: Herbert Ross | Stars: Kevin Bacon, Lori Singer, John Lithgow, Dianne Wiest

45. Now and Then (1995)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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Four 12-year-old girls grow up together during an eventful small-town summer in 1970.

Writer: I. Marlene King | Director: Lesli Linka Glatter | Stars: Christina Ricci, Demi Moore, Rosie O'Donnell, Thora Birch

46. Gran Torino (2008)

R | 116 min | Drama

8.2
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72 Metascore

Disgruntled Korean War veteran Walt Kowalski sets out to reform his neighbor, a Hmong teenager who tried to steal Kowalski's prized possession: a 1972 Gran Torino.

Writers: Nick Schenk, Dave Johannson | Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Bee Vang, Christopher Carley, Ahney Her

47. Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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67 Metascore

A story of a group of California teenagers who enjoy malls, sex and rock n' roll.

Writer: Cameron Crowe | Director: Amy Heckerling | Stars: Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Judge Reinhold, Robert Romanus

48. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005)

PG | 119 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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66 Metascore

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.

Writers: Ann Brashares, Delia Ephron, Elizabeth Chandler | Director: Ken Kwapis | Stars: Amber Tamblyn, Alexis Bledel, America Ferrera, Blake Lively

49. Winter's Bone (2010)

R | 100 min | Drama

7.2
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90 Metascore

An unflinching Ozark Mountain girl hacks through dangerous social terrain as she hunts down her drug-dealing father while trying to keep her family intact.

Writers: Debra Granik, Anne Rosellini, Daniel Woodrell | Director: Debra Granik | Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, John Hawkes, Garret Dillahunt, Isaiah Stone

50. She's All That (1999)

PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Romance

5.8
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51 Metascore

A high school jock makes a bet that he can turn an unattractive girl into the school's prom queen.

Writer: R. Lee Fleming Jr. | Director: Robert Iscove | Stars: Freddie Prinze Jr., Rachael Leigh Cook, Matthew Lillard, Paul Walker