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1. 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: 185,514 | Gross: $61.66M

2. The Hunger Games (2012)

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

7.3
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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: 704,354 | Gross: $408.00M

3. 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: 15,823

4. Boy in the Attic (2016 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 90 min | Thriller

5.5
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When a teen girl and her mom inherit an old house, little do they know that a mysterious person is hiding in the attic - a teen boy who has been living there for months. When the girl ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 72

5. The Croods (2013)

PG | 98 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.3
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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: 151,316 | Gross: $187.17M

6. Freaks of Nature (2015)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Horror

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: 5,746

7. 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: 8,634

8. 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: 39,195

9. Fright Night (1985)

R | 106 min | Fantasy, 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: 42,928

10. 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: 61,244 | Gross: $1.29M

11. Teen Wolf (1985)

PG | 91 min | Comedy, Fantasy

6.0
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25 Metascore

A struggling 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: 35,061 | Gross: $33.09M

12. 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: 48,302 | Gross: $35.99M

13. 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: 10,188

14. 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: 5,777

15. 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: 21,630 | Gross: $0.06M

16. That's So Raven (2003–2007)

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

6.4
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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: 13,294

17. 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: 853

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

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

6.4
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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: 4,739

19. 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: 14,592

20. My Girl 2 (1994)

PG | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

5.1
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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: 15,043 | Gross: $16.66M

21. The Last Survivors (IV) (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: 2,400

22. The Truth About Emanuel (2013)

Not Rated | 91 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, Alfred Molina, Frances O'Connor

Votes: 6,614

23. 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: 3,728 | Gross: $2.02M

24. Lila Says (2004)

R | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.1
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57 Metascore

Two inner-city teenagers engage in an obsessive, innocent flirtation fueled by Lila's sexually explicit overtures.

Director: Ziad Doueiri | Stars: Vahina Giocante, Moa Khouas, Karim Ben Haddou, Lotfi Chakri

Votes: 3,759 | Gross: $0.12M

25. 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: 14,600 | Gross: $0.59M

26. 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: 8,072 | Gross: $8.74M

27. 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: 2,276 | Gross: $26.28M

28. 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: 9,555

29. The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising (2007)

PG | 99 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

4.8
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38 Metascore

A boy's life is turned upside down when he learns that he is the last of a group of immortal warriors who have dedicated their lives to fighting the forces of the dark.

Director: David L. Cunningham | Stars: Alexander Ludwig, Ian McShane, Christopher Eccleston, Frances Conroy

Votes: 13,181 | Gross: $8.79M

30. Before the Fall (2004)

110 min | Drama, Sport, War

7.5
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66 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: 11,060 | Gross: $0.14M

31. 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: 1,276

32. As Cool as I Am (2013)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Drama

5.9
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28 Metascore

A smart teenage girl comes of age in a small town with her self-centered parents who had her when they were teenagers.

Director: Max Mayer | Stars: Sarah Bolger, Thomas Mann, James Marsden, Claire Danes

Votes: 4,187

33. 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: 5,294 | Gross: $2.78M

34. King Creole (1958)

PG | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Musical

7.0
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Having flunked graduation for a second time and needing cash to support his crabby (and thus unemployed) father, Danny Fisher takes a job as a singer in the King Creole nightclub - about ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Elvis Presley, Carolyn Jones, Walter Matthau, Dolores Hart

Votes: 3,294

35. Dog Pound (2010)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama

7.0
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57 Metascore

Three juvenile delinquents are sentenced to a correctional facility where they encounter gang violence, death, and harassment from staff and other inmates.

Director: Kim Chapiron | Stars: Adam Butcher, Shane Kippel, Mateo Morales, Slim Twig

Votes: 8,796

36. A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon (1988)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.5
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A charming womanizer has to find a way to get $80 to elope to Hawaii with his one true love, or else go to his father's chosen business school.

Director: William Richert | Stars: River Phoenix, Ann Magnuson, Meredith Salenger, Ione Skye

Votes: 2,035 | Gross: $6.26M

37. Some Girls (2012– )

30 min | Comedy

7.7
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Girls struggle with relationships, friendships and teachers at school.

Stars: Adelayo Adedayo, Natasha Jonas, Alice Felgate, Mandeep Dhillon

Votes: 1,142

38. Dark Summer (2015)

Not Rated | 81 min | Horror, Thriller

4.2
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31 Metascore

A 17-year-old is on house arrest for the summer while his mother is away on business. A horrifying incident occurs leaving an ominous presence in the house.

Director: Paul Solet | Stars: Keir Gilchrist, Stella Maeve, Maestro Harrell, Grace Phipps

Votes: 2,365

39. Angus (1995)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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A miserable fat teenager secretly has a crush on the class beauty, ends up becoming the surprising participant to dance with her at a high school dance, meaning he's got to get his act together with the help of his best friend.

Director: Patrick Read Johnson | Stars: Charlie Talbert, George C. Scott, Kathy Bates, Perry Anzilotti

Votes: 5,563 | Gross: $4.82M

40. 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: 3,132

41. Shameless (2012)

81 min | Drama

5.3
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After returning home, Tadek discovers Anna has had an affair with a married man.

Director: Filip Marczewski | Stars: Mateusz Kosciukiewicz, Agnieszka Grochowska, Anna Próchniak, Maciej Marczewski

Votes: 486

42. 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: 7,423 | Gross: $0.01M

43. Our Lips Are Sealed (2000)

Unrated | 89 min | Comedy, Crime, Family

5.0
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Follow Mary-Kate and Ashely halfway around the world in this Aussie adventure jam packed with non-stop action, laughs, super spies and surfer guys. The extraordinary escapade begins when ... See full summary »

Director: Craig Shapiro | Stars: Ashley Olsen, Mary-Kate Olsen, Jim Meskimen, Tamara Clatterbuck

Votes: 3,492

44. The Liability (2012)

R | 82 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

5.9
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When 19-year-old Adam agrees to do a day's driving for his mum's gangster boyfriend Peter, it takes him on a 24-hour journey into a nightmarish world of murder, sex trafficking and revenge, in the company of aging hit man Roy.

Director: Craig Viveiros | Stars: Tim Roth, Jack O'Connell, Peter Mullan, Talulah Riley

Votes: 6,401

45. Flicka 2 (2010 Video)

PG | 96 min | Family

6.1
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Carrie is a big-city teenager whose life is turned upside down when she moves to a horse ranch in Wyoming to live with her father. But everything changes when Carrie meets Flicka, a wild, ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Damian | Stars: Patrick Warburton, Tammin Sursok, Clint Black, Reilly Dolman

Votes: 1,143

46. Black Moon (1975)

R | 95 min | Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.3
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To escape a war, a girl flees to a remote farmhouse and becomes part of an expansive family's unusual, perhaps even supernatural lifestyle.

Director: Louis Malle | Stars: Cathryn Harrison, Therese Giehse, Alexandra Stewart, Joe Dallesandro

Votes: 3,479

47. The Journey Home (II) (2014)

PG | Adventure, Family

6.2
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A young boy attempts to reunite an abandoned polar bear cub with its mother in northern Canada.

Directors: Roger Spottiswoode, Brando Quilici | Stars: Dakota Goyo, Goran Visnjic, Bridget Moynahan, Duane Murray

Votes: 355

48. Teenage Dirtbag (2009)

106 min | Drama

7.1
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A popular high school girl is harassed by a delinquent boy until they are placed in creative writing class together. Through written words, they create a bond, but tragically a bond that ... See full summary »

Director: Regina Crosby | Stars: Scott Michael Foster, Noa Hegesh, Chris Ellis, Michael Bradley

Votes: 2,515

49. Flight 29 Down (2005– )

TV-Y7 | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.3
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The story of 7 kids lost on a deserted island in the Pacific.

Stars: Allen Alvarado, Jeremy James Kissner, Johnny Pacar, Hallee Hirsh

Votes: 1,324

50. Sixteen (I) (2013)

80 min | Thriller

5.8
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SIXTEEN is an urban thriller about an African former child soldier called Jumah was brought to London by Laura, an aid worker who he now lives with. Jumah is about to turn 16 in two days ... See full summary »

Director: Rob Brown | Stars: Roger Jean Nsengiyumva, Rachael Stirling, Rosie Day, Fady Elsayed

Votes: 116