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1. Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)

Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | Post-production

Following the events of Captain America: Civil War (2016), Peter Parker attempts to balance his life in high school with his career as the web-slinging superhero Spider-Man.

Director: Jon Watts | Stars: Tom Holland, Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Martin Starr

2. Skam (2015– )

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: 13,214

3. 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: 736,222 | Gross: $408.00M

4. 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: 574,633 | Gross: $403.71M

5. 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: 474,739 | Gross: $262.03M

6. The Blue Lagoon (1980)

R | 104 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

5.7
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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.

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

Votes: 52,599

7. 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: 33,347

8. Descendants (2015 TV Movie)

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

6.4
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A present-day idyllic kingdom where the benevolent teenage son of King Adam and Queen Belle offers a chance of redemption for the trouble making offspring of Disney's classic villains: ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 8,583

9. 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: 183,495 | Gross: $109.86M

10. H2O: Just Add Water (2006– )

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: 9,171

11. Ender's Game (2013)

PG-13 | 114 min | Action, 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: 194,380 | Gross: $61.66M

12. 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: 30,296

13. 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: 63,810 | Gross: $16.30M

14. 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: 31,719 | Gross: $3.64M

15. 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: 65,717 | Gross: $1.29M

16. 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: 40,527

17. Bizaardvark (2016– )

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

4.8
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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, Jake Paul, DeVore Ledridge

Votes: 508

18. 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: 160,171 | Gross: $187.17M

19. 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: 13,980

20. 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: 36,915 | Gross: $33.09M

21. 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: 9,003

22. 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: 50,296 | Gross: $35.99M

23. 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: 16,542

24. 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: 7,533

25. 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: 13,870

26. 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: 25,674 | Gross: $2.50M

27. 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: 45,834

28. 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: 11,432

29. 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: 4,964

30. 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: 23,207 | Gross: $0.06M

31. 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: 7,106

32. Before the Fall (2004)

110 min | Drama, Sport, Thriller

7.5
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65 Metascore

In 1942, Friedrich Weimer's boxing skills get him an appointment to a National Political Academy (NaPolA) - high schools that produce Nazi elite. Over his father's objections, Friedrich ... See full summary »

Director: Dennis Gansel | Stars: Max Riemelt, Tom Schilling, Devid Striesow, Jonas Jägermeyr

Votes: 11,669 | Gross: $0.14M

33. Boy in the Attic (2016 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 90 min | Drama, Thriller

5.4
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Angst-ridden over her new mundane small town life, a teenage girl discovers a mysterious boy living in her attic and befriends him. Unknown to her, he is harboring a dark secret.

Director: Paul Shapiro | Stars: Abbie Cobb, Max Lloyd-Jones, Gina Holden, Michael St. John Smith

Votes: 186

34. 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: 24,242 | Gross: $29.30M

35. 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: 3,951 | Gross: $2.02M

36. 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: 6,359

37. The Last Survivors (2014)

95 min | Action, Thriller

5.3
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A teenage girl fights to protect the last working well in a drought-stricken valley from a greedy water baron.

Director: Thomas S. Hammock | Stars: Haley Lu Richardson, Booboo Stewart, Max Charles, Nicole Arianna Fox

Votes: 2,779

38. 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: 1,527

39. 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: 8,251

40. 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: 2,369

41. 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: 15,639 | Gross: $16.66M

42. Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century (1999 TV Movie)

TV-G | 97 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

6.5
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An inquisitive teenager pries into suspected dodgy dealings on her space station home - and ends up being sent down to Earth.

Director: Kenneth Johnson | Stars: Kirsten Storms, Raven-Symoné, Bob Bancroft, Stuart Pankin

Votes: 5,036

43. Bella and the Bulldogs (2015–2016)

30 min | Comedy, Family

5.1
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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: 1,010

44. Coldwater (2013)

104 min | Drama, Thriller

6.4
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44 Metascore

A teenage boy is sent to a juvenile reform facility in the wilderness. As we learn about the tragic events that sent him there, his struggle becomes one for survival with the inmates, counselors, and the retired war colonel in charge.

Director: Vincent Grashaw | Stars: P.J. Boudousqué, James C. Burns, Chris Petrovski, Octavius J. Johnson

Votes: 3,365

45. The Proud Family (2001–2005)

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

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: 4,706

46. Gleaming the Cube (1989)

PG-13 | 100 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

6.1
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Brian's adopted brother is killed when he discovers that the shop he works in sends weapons to Vietnam instead of medications. To the police it looks like suicide, but Brian knows better so... See full summary »

Director: Graeme Clifford | Stars: Christian Slater, Steven Bauer, Richard Herd, Le Tuan

Votes: 5,556 | Gross: $2.78M

47. The Starving Games (2013)

PG-13 | 83 min | Comedy

3.3
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In this Hunger Games spoof, Kantmiss Evershot must fight for her life in the 75th annual Starving Games, where she could also win an old ham, a coupon for a foot-long sub, and a partially eaten pickle.

Directors: Jason Friedberg, Aaron Seltzer | Stars: Maiara Walsh, Brant Daugherty, Cody Christian, Lauren Bowles

Votes: 15,445

48. 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: 8,337 | Gross: $8.74M

49. 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: 15,608 | Gross: $0.59M

50. 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: 10,108