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1. Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)

PG-13 | 133 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.9
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73 Metascore

Peter Parker tries to balance his life as an ordinary high school student in Queens with his superhero alter-ego Spider-Man, and must confront a new menace prowling the skies of New York City.

Director: Jon Watts | Stars: Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Robert Downey Jr., Marisa Tomei

Votes: 157,771 | Gross: $314.06M

2. The Hunger Games (2012)

PG-13 | 142 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.2
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68 Metascore

Katniss Everdeen voluntarily takes her younger sister's place in the Hunger Games: a televised competition in which two teenagers from each of the twelve Districts of Panem are chosen at random to fight to the death.

Director: Gary Ross | Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Stanley Tucci

Votes: 747,411 | Gross: $408.01M

3. Descendants (2015 TV Movie)

TV-G | 112 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.4
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In present-day Auradon, Ben, the teenage son of King Adam and Queen Belle, is poised to take the throne. He offers a chance for redemption to the trouble-making teen descendants of defeated... See full summary »

Director: Kenny Ortega | Stars: Dove Cameron, Cameron Boyce, Booboo Stewart, Sofia Carson

Votes: 9,687

4. A Brilliant Young Mind (2014)

PG-13 | 111 min | Drama

7.2
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65 Metascore

A socially awkward teenage math prodigy finds new confidence and new friendships when he lands a spot on the British squad at the International Mathematics Olympiad.

Director: Morgan Matthews | Stars: Asa Butterfield, Rafe Spall, Sally Hawkins, Eddie Marsan

Votes: 22,486 | Gross: $0.14M

5. Spider-Man (2002)

PG-13 | 121 min | Action, Adventure

7.3
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73 Metascore

When bitten by a genetically modified spider, a nerdy, shy, and awkward high school student gains spider-like abilities that he eventually must use to fight evil as a superhero after tragedy befalls his family.

Director: Sam Raimi | Stars: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, Willem Dafoe, James Franco

Votes: 586,153 | Gross: $403.71M

6. The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)

PG-13 | 136 min | Action, Adventure

7.0
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66 Metascore

After Peter Parker is bitten by a genetically altered spider, he gains newfound, spider-like powers and ventures out to solve the mystery of his parent's mysterious death.

Director: Marc Webb | Stars: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Irrfan Khan

Votes: 484,231 | Gross: $262.03M

7. Skam (2015–2017)

30 min | Drama, Romance

8.9
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The story of young teenagers and pupils on Hartvig Nissens upper secondary school in Oslo, and their troubles, scandals and everyday life. Each season is told from a different person's point of view.

Stars: Josefine Frida Pettersen, Iman Meskini, Ulrikke Falch, Lisa Teige

Votes: 16,057

8. Boy Meets World (1993–2000)

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

8.1
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Adolescent Cory Matthews grows up, and faces problems with friends, family, and school.

Stars: Ben Savage, Rider Strong, William Daniels, Betsy Randle

Votes: 33,800

9. The Blue Lagoon (1980)

R | 104 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

5.7
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31 Metascore

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.

Director: Randal Kleiser | Stars: Brooke Shields, Christopher Atkins, Leo McKern, William Daniels

Votes: 53,820 | Gross: $58.85M

10. Weird Science (1985)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi

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.

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

Votes: 65,226 | Gross: $23.83M

11. The Secret Circle (2011–2012)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

7.4
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16 year old Cassie Blake moves to Chance Harbor, Washington to live with her grandmother after her mother mysteriously dies. She discovers she's a witch along with 5 other teens.

Stars: Britt Robertson, Thomas Dekker, Phoebe Tonkin, Shelley Hennig

Votes: 41,025

12. Bizaardvark (2016– )

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

3.9
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Centers around two 13 year-old up-and-coming musicians Paige and Frankie who write and perform comedic songs about their everyday lives.

Stars: Olivia Rodrigo, Madison Hu, DeVore Ledridge, Ethan Wacker

Votes: 873

13. Wish Upon (2017)

PG-13 | 90 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

4.7
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32 Metascore

A teenage girl discovers a box that carries magic powers and a deadly price for using them.

Director: John R. Leonetti | Stars: Joey King, Ryan Phillippe, Ki Hong Lee, Mitchell Slaggert

Votes: 2,631 | Gross: $14.05M

14. 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.

Directors: Ron Clements, John Musker | Stars: Jodi Benson, Rene Auberjonois, Christopher Daniel Barnes, Pat Carroll

Votes: 188,003 | Gross: $111.54M

15. Hannah Montana (2006–2011)

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

4.8
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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.

Stars: Miley Cyrus, Emily Osment, Jason Earles, Billy Ray Cyrus

Votes: 30,838

16. That's So Raven (2003–2007)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.5
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A teenage girl periodically receives brief psychic visions of the near future. Trying to make these visions come true results in trouble, and hilarious situations, for the girl and her friends.

Stars: Raven-Symoné, Orlando Brown, Anneliese van der Pol, Kyle Massey

Votes: 14,395

17. Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse (2015)

R | 93 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

6.3
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32 Metascore

Three scouts, on the eve of their last camp-out, discover the true meaning of friendship when they attempt to save their town from a zombie outbreak.

Director: Christopher Landon | Stars: Tye Sheridan, Logan Miller, Joey Morgan, Sarah Dumont

Votes: 33,476 | Gross: $3.64M

18. H2O: Just Add Water (2006–2010)

TV-PG | 23 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.2
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Three girls become mermaids after a mysterious island transforms them and gives them special powers.

Stars: Cariba Heine, Phoebe Tonkin, Angus McLaren, Burgess Abernethy

Votes: 9,448

19. Teen Wolf (1985)

PG | 91 min | Comedy, Fantasy

6.0
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25 Metascore

An ordinary high school student discovers that his family has an unusual pedigree when he finds himself turning into a werewolf.

Director: Rod Daniel | Stars: Michael J. Fox, James Hampton, Susan Ursitti, Jerry Levine

Votes: 37,718 | Gross: $33.09M

20. Ender's Game (2013)

PG-13 | 114 min | Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

6.7
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51 Metascore

Young Ender Wiggin is recruited by the International Military to lead the fight against the Formics, a genocidal alien race which nearly annihilated the human race in a previous invasion.

Director: Gavin Hood | Stars: Harrison Ford, Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld, Abigail Breslin

Votes: 197,298 | Gross: $61.74M

21. Fright Night (1985)

R | 106 min | Horror, Thriller

7.1
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When a teenager learns that his next door neighbour is a vampire, no one will believe him.

Director: Tom Holland | Stars: Chris Sarandon, William Ragsdale, Amanda Bearse, Roddy McDowall

Votes: 46,865 | Gross: $24.92M

22. Freaks of Nature (2015)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.9
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In the town of Dillford, humans, vampires and zombies were all living in peace - until the alien apocalypse arrived. Now three teenagers - one human, one vampire, and one zombie - have to team up to figure out how to get rid of the visitors.

Director: Robbie Pickering | Stars: Nicholas Braun, Mackenzie Davis, Josh Fadem, Denis Leary

Votes: 8,058

23. The Kings of Summer (2013)

R | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.2
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61 Metascore

Three teenage friends, in the ultimate act of independence, decide to spend their summer building a house in the woods and living off the land.

Director: Jordan Vogt-Roberts | Stars: Nick Robinson, Gabriel Basso, Moises Arias, Nick Offerman

Votes: 67,156 | Gross: $1.29M

24. The Croods (2013)

PG | 98 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.2
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55 Metascore

After their cave is destroyed, a caveman family must trek through an unfamiliar fantastical world with the help of an inventive boy.

Directors: Kirk De Micco, Chris Sanders | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Ryan Reynolds, Emma Stone, Catherine Keener

Votes: 163,073 | Gross: $187.17M

25. Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen (2004)

PG | 89 min | Comedy, Family, Music

4.6
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33 Metascore

A teenage girl is convinced that her home city revolves around her until her family packs up and moves to the suburbs, where she finds herself competing for attention.

Director: Sara Sugarman | Stars: Lindsay Lohan, Megan Fox, Adam Garcia, Glenne Headly

Votes: 24,545 | Gross: $29.33M

26. My So-Called Life (1994–1995)

TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.4
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A 15-year-old girl and her trials and tribulations of being a teenager and dealing with friends, guys, parents and school.

Stars: Bess Armstrong, Wilson Cruz, Claire Danes, Devon Gummersall

Votes: 16,734

27. Koto no ha no niwa (2013)

46 min | Animation, Drama, Romance

7.6
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A 15-year-old boy and 27-year-old woman find an unlikely friendship one rainy day in the Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

Director: Makoto Shinkai | Stars: Miyu Irino, Kana Hanazawa, Fumi Hirano, Gou Maeda

Votes: 16,031

28. Ask Me Anything (2014)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama

6.0
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Beautiful, wild, funny, and lost, Katie Kampenfelt takes a year off before college to find herself, all the while chronicling her adventures in an anonymous blog into which she pours her ... See full summary »

Director: Allison Burnett | Stars: Britt Robertson, Molly Hagan, Andy Buckley, Robert Patrick

Votes: 9,349

29. My Girl 2 (1994)

PG | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

5.2
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Vada Sultenfuss must go to LA to stay with her Uncle Phil to do some research on her mother's life, but finds much more...

Director: Howard Zieff | Stars: Dan Aykroyd, Jamie Lee Curtis, Anna Chlumsky, Austin O'Brien

Votes: 15,901 | Gross: $17.36M

30. Private Lessons (1981)

R | 87 min | Comedy

5.1
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An immigrant housemaid seduces a 15-year-old boy and later fakes her own death as part of his chauffeur's blackmail plot. Troubles arise when the two start to fall in love.

Director: Alan Myerson | Stars: Sylvia Kristel, Howard Hesseman, Eric Brown, Patrick Piccininni

Votes: 2,519 | Gross: $26.28M

31. Black (III) (2015)

95 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.1
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74 Metascore

A 15-year-old girl in a black gang in Brussels must choose between loyalty and love when she falls for a Moroccan boy from a rival gang. The city of Brussels, plagued by high rates of youth... See full summary »

Directors: Adil El Arbi, Bilall Fallah | Stars: Sanâa Alaoui, Martha Canga Antonio, Aboubakr Bensaihi, Sanaa Bourrasse

Votes: 2,616

32. What a Girl Wants (2003)

PG | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

5.8
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41 Metascore

An American teenager learns that her father is a wealthy British politician running for office. Although she is eager to find him, she realizes it could cause a scandal and cost him the election.

Director: Dennie Gordon | Stars: Amanda Bynes, Colin Firth, Kelly Preston, Eileen Atkins

Votes: 51,146 | Gross: $35.99M

33. Careful What You Wish For (2015)

R | 91 min | Drama, Thriller

5.6
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32 Metascore

A guy gets more than he bargained for after entering into an affair with the wife of an investment banker. Soon, a suspicious death and substantial life insurance policy embroil him in a scandal.

Director: Elizabeth Allen Rosenbaum | Stars: Nick Jonas, Kiki Harris, David Sherrill, Graham Rogers

Votes: 5,433

34. Rumble Fish (1983)

R | 94 min | Drama

7.2
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63 Metascore

Rusty James, an absent-minded street thug struggles to live up to his legendary older brother's reputation, and longs for the days when gang warfare was going on.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Matt Dillon, Mickey Rourke, Diane Lane, Dennis Hopper

Votes: 26,206 | Gross: $2.49M

35. Bella and the Bulldogs (2015–2016)

30 min | Comedy, Family

5.2
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Follows a perky head cheerleader named Bella whose life in Texas takes an unexpected twist when she becomes the new quarterback for her school team, the Bulldogs.

Stars: Brec Bassinger, Coy Stewart, Jackie Radinsky, Buddy Handleson

Votes: 1,061

36. Very Good Girls (2013)

R | 91 min | Drama, Romance

6.0
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35 Metascore

Two New York City girls make a pact to lose their virginity during their first summer out of high school. When they both fall for the same street artist, the friends find their connection tested for the first time.

Director: Naomi Foner | Stars: Dakota Fanning, Elizabeth Olsen, Sterling Jones, Lenny Platt

Votes: 11,811

37. How I Live Now (2013)

R | 101 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

6.5
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57 Metascore

An American girl, sent to the English countryside to stay with relatives, finds love and purpose while fighting for her survival as war envelops the world around her.

Director: Kevin Macdonald | Stars: Saoirse Ronan, Tom Holland, George MacKay, Danny McEvoy

Votes: 23,728 | Gross: $0.06M

38. The Black Balloon (2008)

PG-13 | 97 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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68 Metascore

All Thomas wants is a normal adolescence but his autistic brother, Charlie, thwarts his every opportunity. Will Thomas, with the help of his girlfriend, Jackie, accept his brother?

Director: Elissa Down | Stars: Rhys Wakefield, Luke Ford, Toni Collette, Erik Thomson

Votes: 7,831 | Gross: $0.09M

39. The Truth About Emanuel (2013)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama, Thriller

6.0
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41 Metascore

A troubled girl becomes preoccupied with her mysterious new neighbor, who bears a striking resemblance to her dead mother.

Director: Francesca Gregorini | Stars: Kaya Scodelario, Jessica Biel, Frances O'Connor, Aneurin Barnard

Votes: 7,263

40. Teenage Cocktail (2016)

88 min | Drama, Thriller

5.7
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Feeling confined by their small town and overbearing parents, Annie and Jules hatch a scheme of running away. But as the girls soon find out, consequences can blindside you. Sometimes violently.

Director: John Carchietta | Stars: Nichole Bloom, Fabianne Therese, Pat Healy, Michelle Borth

Votes: 1,855

41. The Last Keepers (2013)

PG-13 | 85 min | Family, Fantasy

5.4
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When the teenage daughter of a reclusive family of artists falls in love with an unusual boy at school, she awakens mysterious powers and discovers ancient family secrets that will change her life forever.

Director: Maggie Greenwald | Stars: Aidan Quinn, Virginia Madsen, Zosia Mamet, Olympia Dukakis

Votes: 1,479

42. Moesha (1996–2001)

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

5.6
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A teenager struggles to come to terms with everything life throws at her.

Stars: Brandy Norwood, William Allen Young, Marcus T. Paulk, Lamont Bentley

Votes: 2,436

43. The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane (1976)

PG | 91 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.1
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13-year-old Rynn Jacobs lives alone in a high-class Quebec small town, but unknown to the neighbors, she is leading a secret and dangerous life.

Director: Nicolas Gessner | Stars: Jodie Foster, Martin Sheen, Alexis Smith, Mort Shuman

Votes: 10,334

44. Wolves (2014)

R | 91 min | Action, Horror

5.3
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37 Metascore

A boy is trying to find out about his family history and stumbles upon a town of lycans.

Director: David Hayter | Stars: Lucas Till, Stephen McHattie, John Pyper-Ferguson, Merritt Patterson

Votes: 6,490

45. Girls Just Want to Have Fun (1985)

PG | 90 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

6.0
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Janey is new in town, and soon meets Lynne, who shares her passion for dancing in general, and "Dance TV" in particular. When a competition is announced to find a new Dance TV regular ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Metter | Stars: Biff Yeager, Kristi Somers, Richard Blade, Ian Michael Giatti

Votes: 8,359 | Gross: $6.33M

46. Whatever It Takes (2000)

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

5.5
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20 Metascore

A modern-day remake of the Cyrano DeBergerac tale.

Director: David Raynr | Stars: Shane West, Marla Sokoloff, Jodi Lyn O'Keefe, Manu Intiraymi

Votes: 8,425 | Gross: $8.74M

47. Rad (1986)

PG | 91 min | Drama, Sport

7.2
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The story of one young man, Cru Jones, who has the intensity and desire to win a BMX race called Helltrack.

Director: Hal Needham | Stars: Bart Conner, Lori Loughlin, Bill Allen, Talia Shire

Votes: 4,030 | Gross: $2.02M

48. Night of the Creeps (1986)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.8
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Alien brain parasites, entering humans through the mouth, turn their host into a killing zombie. Some teenagers start to fight against them.

Director: Fred Dekker | Stars: Jason Lively, Tom Atkins, Steve Marshall, Jill Whitlow

Votes: 15,998 | Gross: $0.59M

49. The Proud Family (2001–2005)

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

6.2
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Animated adventures of Penny Proud, a girl growing up with the help of her friends.

Stars: Kyla Pratt, Tommy Davidson, Jo Marie Payton, Tara Strong

Votes: 4,861

50. American Dragon: Jake Long (2005–2007)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

6.6
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A teenage slacker is given the ability to turn into the American Dragon and defends all mythical creatures that secretly reside in the human world.

Stars: Dante Basco, Charlie Finn, Miss Kittie, Keone Young

Votes: 6,690