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1. Freaks and Geeks (1999–2000)

TV-14 | 44 min | Comedy, Drama

8.8
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A high school mathlete starts hanging out with a group of burnouts while her younger brother navigates his freshman year.

Stars: Linda Cardellini, John Francis Daley, James Franco, Samm Levine

Votes: 107,219

2. The Fosters (2013– )

60 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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Teenager Callie Jacob is placed in a foster home with a lesbian couple and their blend of biological, adoptive, and foster children.

Stars: Maia Mitchell, Hayden Byerly, David Lambert, Cierra Ramirez

Votes: 19,559

3. Donnie Darko (2001)

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

8.1
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88 Metascore

A troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a man in a large rabbit suit who manipulates him to commit a series of crimes, after he narrowly escapes a bizarre accident.

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

Votes: 643,310 | Gross: $0.19M

4. 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.

Stars: Mischa Barton, Adam Brody, Peter Gallagher, Kelly Rowan

Votes: 70,682

5. The Breakfast Club (1985)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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62 Metascore

Five high school students meet in Saturday detention and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought.

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

Votes: 288,143 | Gross: $45.88M

6. Stand by Me (1986)

R | 89 min | Adventure, Drama

8.1
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75 Metascore

After the death of a friend, a writer recounts a boyhood journey to find the body of a missing boy.

Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman, Jerry O'Connell

Votes: 303,138 | Gross: $52.29M

7. Chronicle (2012)

PG-13 | 84 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.1
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69 Metascore

Three high school friends gain superpowers after making an incredible discovery underground. Soon they find their lives spinning out of control and their bond tested as they embrace their darker sides.

Director: Josh Trank | Stars: Dane DeHaan, Alex Russell, Michael B. Jordan, Michael Kelly

Votes: 218,097 | Gross: $64.58M

8. Casualty (1986– )

50 min | Drama

6.0
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The everyday lives of the people frequenting the frenetic Accident and Emergency department of Holby City hospital.

Stars: Derek Thompson, Suzanne Packer, Ian Bleasdale, Tony Marshall

Votes: 1,936

9. Friday the 13th (1980)

R | 95 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.5
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19 Metascore

A group of camp counselors are stalked and murdered by an unknown assailant while trying to reopen a summer camp which, years before, was the site of a child's drowning.

Director: Sean S. Cunningham | Stars: Betsy Palmer, Adrienne King, Jeannine Taylor, Robbi Morgan

Votes: 94,393 | Gross: $39.75M

10. Hollyoaks (1995– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Drama, Romance

5.1
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Hollyoaks takes a look at the lives, loves and careers of a group of teenage friends and their families as they graduate through GCSE's, A-Levels and College into the world of work.

Stars: Nick Pickard, Ashley Taylor Dawson, Kieron Richardson, Jennifer Metcalfe

Votes: 3,401

11. Small Soldiers (1998)

PG-13 | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.1
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When missile technology is used to enhance toy action figures, the toys soon begin to take their battle programming too seriously.

Director: Joe Dante | Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Gregory Smith, David Cross, Jay Mohr

Votes: 81,769 | Gross: $54.68M

12. Boychoir (2014)

103 min | Drama, Music

6.7
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51 Metascore

Stet, a troubled and angry 11-year-old orphan from a small Texas town, ends up at a Boy Choir school back East after the death of his single mom. Completely out of his element, he finds ... See full summary »

Director: François Girard | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Kathy Bates, Eddie Izzard, Kevin McHale

Votes: 4,826

13. Short Term 12 (2013)

R | 96 min | Drama

8.0
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82 Metascore

A 20-something supervising staff member of a residential treatment facility navigates the troubled waters of that world alongside her co-worker and longtime boyfriend.

Director: Destin Daniel Cretton | Stars: Brie Larson, Frantz Turner, John Gallagher Jr., Kaitlyn Dever

Votes: 65,459 | Gross: $1.01M

14. The Bling Ring (2013)

R | 90 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

5.6
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66 Metascore

Inspired by actual events, a group of fame-obsessed teenagers use the internet to track celebrities' whereabouts in order to rob their homes.

Director: Sofia Coppola | Stars: Katie Chang, Israel Broussard, Emma Watson, Claire Julien

Votes: 73,420 | Gross: $5.84M

15. The Frozen Ground (2013)

R | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.4
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37 Metascore

An Alaska State Trooper partners with a young woman who escaped the clutches of serial killer Robert Hansen to bring the murderer to justice. Based on actual events.

Director: Scott Walker | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Vanessa Hudgens, John Cusack, Dean Norris

Votes: 47,582

16. A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)

R | 96 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

6.6
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49 Metascore

A psychiatrist familiar with knife-wielding dream demon Freddy Krueger helps teens at a mental hospital battle the killer who is invading their dreams.

Director: Chuck Russell | Stars: Heather Langenkamp, Robert Englund, Craig Wasson, Patricia Arquette

Votes: 56,563 | Gross: $44.79M

17. This Boy's Life (1993)

R | 115 min | Biography, Drama

7.3
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60 Metascore

The story about the relationship between a rebellious 1950s teenager and his abusive stepfather, based on the memoirs of writer and literature Professor Tobias Wolff.

Director: Michael Caton-Jones | Stars: Robert De Niro, Leonardo DiCaprio, Ellen Barkin, Jonah Blechman

Votes: 38,967 | Gross: $4.10M

18. My Mad Fat Diary (2013– )

TV-MA | 47 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.4
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Set in 1996 in Lincolnshire, the show tells the tragic and humorous story of a very troubled young girl, Rae, who spent four months in a psychiatric hospital for attempted suicide. After ... See full summary »

Stars: Jodie Comer, Ciara Baxendale, Dan Cohen, Sharon Rooney

Votes: 12,479

19. The Adderall Diaries (2015)

R | 87 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.2
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42 Metascore

Elliot, a troubled former successful writer decides to write about a missing wife and the following murder trial of her husband.

Director: Pamela Romanowsky | Stars: James Franco, Ed Harris, Amber Heard, Jim Parrack

Votes: 2,819 | Gross: $0.01M

20. Every Thing Will Be Fine (2015)

Not Rated | 118 min | Drama

5.5
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32 Metascore

One day, driving aimlessly around the outskirts of town after a trivial domestic quarrel, a writer named Tomas accidentally hits and kills a child. Will he be able to move on?

Director: Wim Wenders | Stars: James Franco, Peter Miller, Gilbert Wahiakeron, Claude Chamberlain

Votes: 4,819

21. Skins (2011)

42 min | Comedy, Drama

4.0
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About a group of teenagers in their final years of high school in Baltimore.

Stars: Danny Flaherty, Ron Mustafa, James Newman, Jesse Carere

Votes: 5,074

22. A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988)

R | 93 min | Horror, Thriller

5.7
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56 Metascore

Freddy Krueger returns once again to terrorize the dreams of the remaining Dream Warriors, as well as those of a young woman who may be able to defeat him for good.

Director: Renny Harlin | Stars: Robert Englund, Rodney Eastman, John Beckman, Kisha Brackel

Votes: 40,386 | Gross: $49.37M

23. Pump Up the Volume (1990)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.2
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77 Metascore

Mark runs a pirate radio station and causes an uproar when he speaks his mind and enthralls fellow teens.

Director: Allan Moyle | Stars: Christian Slater, Samantha Mathis, Anthony Lucero, Andy Romano

Votes: 22,871 | Gross: $11.54M

24. Carrie (2002 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 132 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.5
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Carrie White is a lonely and painfully shy teenage girl with telekinetic powers who is slowly pushed to the edge of insanity by frequent bullying from both her classmates and her domineering, religious mother.

Director: David Carson | Stars: Angela Bettis, Patricia Clarkson, Rena Sofer, Kandyse McClure

Votes: 8,258

25. Garden Party (2008)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama

5.6
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31 Metascore

April (age 15) is running from one bad situation into another, hoping to find an answer that doesn't involve nudity, and falls in with a group of confused kids chasing their dreams. The black widow in the web is the sexy, pot-dealing Sally.

Director: Jason Freeland | Stars: Erik Smith, Tierra Abbott, Vinessa Shaw, Christopher Allport

Votes: 3,131 | Gross: $0.02M

26. Marvin's Room (1996)

PG-13 | 98 min | Drama

6.7
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68 Metascore

A leukemia patient attempts to end a twenty-year feud with her sister to get her bone marrow.

Director: Jerry Zaks | Stars: Meryl Streep, Leonardo DiCaprio, Diane Keaton, Robert De Niro

Votes: 21,911 | Gross: $12.78M

27. Anna (VII) (2013)

R | 99 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.5
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42 Metascore

A man with the ability to enter peoples' memories takes on the case of a brilliant, troubled sixteen-year-old girl to determine whether she is a sociopath or a victim of trauma.

Director: Jorge Dorado | Stars: Mark Strong, Taissa Farmiga, Brian Cox, Saskia Reeves

Votes: 17,040 | Gross: $0.00M

28. Return to Never Land (2002)

G | 72 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

5.8
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49 Metascore

In London during World War II, this is the story of Wendy's daughter, Jane, who is kidnapped by Captain Hook and Peter Pan must come to the rescue.

Directors: Robin Budd, Donovan Cook | Stars: Blayne Weaver, Harriet Owen, Corey Burton, Jeff Bennett

Votes: 14,858 | Gross: $48.43M

29. The Final (I) (2010)

R | 93 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

5.4
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A group of high school outcasts get revenge on the students that torment them.

Director: Joey Stewart | Stars: Marc Donato, Jascha Washington, Whitney Hoy, Justin Arnold

Votes: 9,385

30. The Wishing Tree (2012 TV Movie)

Family

6.5
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A special Christmas tree decorated with handwritten wishes helps Evan and his group of orphaned students develop a connection and a sense of family.

Director: Terry Ingram | Stars: Jason Gedrick, Erica Cerra, Richard Harmon, Amitai Marmorstein

Votes: 390

31. Ginger & Rosa (2012)

PG-13 | 90 min | Drama

6.3
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69 Metascore

A look at the lives of two teenage girls - inseparable friends Ginger and Rosa -- growing up in 1960s London as the Cuban Missile Crisis looms, and the pivotal event that comes to redefine their relationship.

Director: Sally Potter | Stars: Elle Fanning, Alice Englert, Annette Bening, Oliver Platt

Votes: 8,858 | Gross: $1.01M

32. The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things (2004)

R | 97 min | Drama

6.6
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27 Metascore

Seven-year-old Jeremiah is pulled from his foster home and thrown into a troubled life on the road with his teenage mother, Sarah.

Director: Asia Argento | Stars: Asia Argento, Dylan Sprouse, Cole Sprouse, Jimmy Bennett

Votes: 5,606 | Gross: $0.03M

33. Bless the Child (2000)

R | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

5.1
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17 Metascore

Cody, a little girl abandoned by her mother and raised by her aunt, a nurse, is kidnapped. The girl's guardian, aided by an F.B.I. Agent, learn that Cody has supernatural abilities, and the abductees are a Satanic cult wanting to harness her abilities.

Director: Chuck Russell | Stars: Kim Basinger, Jimmy Smits, Rufus Sewell, Holliston Coleman

Votes: 12,748 | Gross: $29.37M

34. Him (2016– )

45 min | Drama, Fantasy

6.3
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HIM is struggling with a fractured family life, adolescence, failing grades and feelings he cannot control. However, unlike other 17-year-olds HIM also has to learn to master the supernatural power he has inherited from his grandfather.

Stars: Simona Brown, Angela Bruce, McKell David, Susan Jameson

Votes: 459

35. The Glimmer Man (1996)

R | 91 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.3
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Two cops, played by Seagal and Wayans, are forced to work together to solve a chain of mysterious killings by a killer nicknamed "The Family Man".

Director: John Gray | Stars: Steven Seagal, Keenen Ivory Wayans, Bob Gunton, Brian Cox

Votes: 16,535 | Gross: $20.10M

36. Girl on the Edge (2015)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, Family

5.6
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A troubled teenager falls victim to an online predator. Unable to cope with the trauma, Hannah Green becomes self destructive, and her parents make the heartbreaking decision to send her away to an alternative healing center in the wilderness.

Director: Jay Silverman | Stars: Taylor Spreitler, Peter Coyote, Gil Bellows, Amy Price-Francis

Votes: 533

37. Ano hi mita hana no namae o bokutachi wa mada shiranai. (2011– )

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

8.4
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Six childhood friends have grown apart over the years following the death of one of them, Menma. The original 'leader' of this friend group, Jintan, is currently aimless in life and it is ... See full summary »

Stars: Griffin Burns, Ray Chase, Erica Lindbeck, Erica Mendez

Votes: 3,941

38. The Remains (I) (2016)

85 min | Horror, Thriller

3.7
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After a family moves into an old Victorian home, they discover a chest in the attic containing antiques tainted by a malevolent spirit. As the antiques slowly possess each family member, ... See full summary »

Director: Thomas Della Bella | Stars: Todd Lowe, Brooke Butler, Hannah Nordberg, Dash Williams

Votes: 2,244

39. The United States of Leland (2003)

R | 108 min | Drama

7.1
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37 Metascore

A young man's experience in a juvenile detention center that touches on the tumultuous changes that befall his family and the community in which he lives.

Director: Matthew Ryan Hoge | Stars: Ryan Gosling, Don Cheadle, Kevin Spacey, Chris Klein

Votes: 21,006 | Gross: $0.34M

40. Lost & Found (III) (2016)

90 min | Adventure, Family, Mystery

5.4
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Sent to spend the summer on a remote and mysterious island, brothers embark on a thrilling treasure hunt to restore their family's lost fortune.

Director: Joseph Itaya | Stars: Justin Kelly, Benjamin Stockham, Celeste Desjardins, Jason Patric

Votes: 590

41. Bully (2006 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Comedy

8.6
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A troubled teen is dropped off at the worst school in the country and must survive by rising through the rankings of the school system.

Directors: William DeVizia, Sergei Kuprejanov, Mike Skupa, John Zurhellen | Stars: Gerry Rosenthal, Peter Vack, Matt Bush, John Lavelle

Votes: 2,977

42. Tex (1982)

PG | 103 min | Drama

6.6
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After their mother dies and their father leaves them, teenage brothers Tex and Mason McCormick struggle to make it on their own.

Director: Tim Hunter | Stars: Matt Dillon, Jim Metzler, Meg Tilly, Bill McKinney

Votes: 1,621 | Gross: $7.00M

43. Higher Ground (2000– )

60 min | Drama, Family

8.4
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Former Wall Street mogul Peter Scarbrow becomes headmaster of Mount Horizon, a progressive school for teens at risk, high in the mountains of the Northwestern United States.

Stars: Joe Lando, Hayden Christensen, A.J. Cook, Kandyse McClure

Votes: 1,230

44. Bang Bang You're Dead (2002)

R | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.9
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Trevor is a troubled high school student, thanks to the effects of bullying. This is the story of his fight to break free.

Director: Guy Ferland | Stars: Tom Cavanagh, Ben Foster, Randy Harrison, Janel Moloney

Votes: 11,630

45. New Jersey Drive (1995)

R | 98 min | Crime, Drama

6.7
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Jason and Midget are two young, black teenagers living in Newark,New Jersey, the unofficial car theft capital of the world. Their favourite pastime is that of everybody in their ... See full summary »

Director: Nick Gomez | Stars: Shar-Ron Corley, Gabriel Casseus, Saul Stein, Gwen McGee

Votes: 2,362 | Gross: $3.57M

46. In Her Skin (2009)

R | 107 min | Drama, Thriller

6.5
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Tale of a 15-year-old Australian girl who goes missing.

Director: Simone North | Stars: Guy Pearce, Miranda Otto, Ruth Bradley, Sam Neill

Votes: 4,097

47. Tsumetai nettaigyo (2010)

Not Rated | 146 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

7.1
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66 Metascore

When Syamoto's teenage daughter is caught stealing, a generous middle-aged man helps resolve the situation. The man and his wife offer to have Syamoto's troublesome daughter work at their ... See full summary »

Director: Sion Sono | Stars: Mitsuru Fukikoshi, Denden, Asuka Kurosawa, Megumi Kagurazaka

Votes: 8,579

48. Patrik, Age 1.5 (2008)

Unrated | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.9
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65 Metascore

A Swedish gay couple adopt what they think is an 18-month-old orphan, only to meet their new son, a 15-year-old homophobic delinquent.

Director: Ella Lemhagen | Stars: Gustaf Skarsgård, Torkel Petersson, Tom Ljungman, Amanda Davin

Votes: 8,176 | Gross: $0.06M

49. Boy Wonder (2010)

R | 93 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.9
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A traumatized boy grows into a shy, determined teenager who patrols the mean streets of New York City, helping those in need and dishing out severe punishment to remorseless thugs.

Director: Michael Morrissey | Stars: Caleb Steinmeyer, Zulay Henao, Bill Sage, Daniel Stewart Sherman

Votes: 8,027

50. Middle of Nowhere (2008)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.5
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An irresponsible mother blows her eldest daughter's college fund on her youngest daughter's modeling campaign.

Director: John Stockwell | Stars: Eva Amurri Martino, Anton Yelchin, Willa Holland, Susan Sarandon

Votes: 3,202