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1. Freaks and Geeks (1999–2000)

TV-14 | 44 min | Comedy, Drama

9.0
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A television show about two unique groups of teenagers dealing with life in high school during the 80's.

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

2. Stand by Me (1986)

R | 89 min | Adventure, Drama

8.1
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After the death of a friend, a writer recounts a boyhood journey to find the body of a missing boy.

Writers: Stephen King, Raynold Gideon, Bruce A. Evans | Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman, Jerry O'Connell

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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.

Writers: Sofia Coppola, Nancy Jo Sales | Director: Sofia Coppola | Stars: Katie Chang, Israel Broussard, Emma Watson, Claire Julien

7. The Frozen Ground (2013)

R | 105 min | Biography, Crime, History

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.

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

8. Chronicle (2012)

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

7.1
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69 Metascore

Whilst attending a party, three high school friends gain superpowers after making an incredible discovery underground. Soon, though, they find their lives spinning out of control and their bond tested as they embrace their darker sides.

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

9. 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.

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

10. American Graffiti (1973)

PG | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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A couple of high school grads spend one final night cruising the strip with their buddies before they go off to college.

Writers: George Lucas, Gloria Katz, Willard Huyck | Director: George Lucas | Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard, Paul Le Mat, Charles Martin Smith

11. Friday the 13th (1980)

X | 95 min | Horror

6.5
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35 Metascore

Camp counselors are stalked and murdered by an unknown assailant while trying to reopen a summer camp that was the site of a child's drowning.

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

12. 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.

Writers: Gavin Scott, Adam Rifkin, Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio | Director: Joe Dante | Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Gregory Smith, David Cross, Jay Mohr

13. Casualty (1986– )

50 min | Drama | Active

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

Creators: Jeremy Brock, Paul Unwin | Stars: Derek Thompson, Suzanne Packer, Ian Bleasdale, Jane Hazlegrove

14. My Mad Fat Diary (2013– )

47 min | Comedy, Drama

8.8
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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 has just left a psychiatric hospital, where she has spent four months after ... See full summary »

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

15. Hollyoaks (1995– )

30 min | Drama

5.4
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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.

Creator: Phil Redmond | Stars: Nick Pickard, Kieron Richardson, Ashley Taylor Dawson, Jennifer Metcalfe

16. Skins (2011)

42 min | Comedy, Drama

3.9
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About a group of teenagers in their final years of high school in Baltimore.

Creators: Bryan Elsley, James Brittain, Jamie Brittain | Stars: Danny Flaherty, Ron Mustafa, James Newman, Jesse Carere

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 50s teenager and his abusive father, based on the memoirs of writer and literature professor Tobias Wolff.

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

18. Garden Party (2008)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama

5.7
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31 Metascore

Are you young, sexually confused, just trying to get by? Do you sing, dance or possess some other talent? Welcome to the Garden Party. At the center of the story is 15-year-old April. She ... See full summary »

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

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

X | 96 min | Horror, Thriller

6.5
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Survivors of undead serial killer Freddy Krueger - who stalks his victims in their dreams - learn to take control of their own dreams in order to fight back.

Writers: Wes Craven, Bruce Wagner, Frank Darabont, Chuck Russell | Director: Chuck Russell | Stars: Heather Langenkamp, Robert Englund, Craig Wasson, Patricia Arquette

20. Win Win (2011)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

7.2
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75 Metascore

A struggling lawyer and volunteer wrestling coach's chicanery comes back to haunt him when the teenage grandson of the client he has double-crossed comes into his life.

Writers: Thomas McCarthy, Joe Tiboni | Director: Thomas McCarthy | Stars: Paul Giamatti, Amy Ryan, Jeffrey Tambor, Bobby Cannavale

21. Ginger & Rosa (2012)

PG-13 | 90 min | Drama

6.2
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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 the comes to redefine their relationship.

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

22. 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.

Writers: Temple Mathews, Carter Crocker, J.M. Barrie | Directors: Robin Budd, Donovan Cook | Stars: Blayne Weaver, Harriet Owen, Corey Burton, Jeff Bennett

23. The Wishing Tree (2012 TV Movie)

Family

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

Writer: Michael J. Murray | Director: Terry Ingram | Stars: Jason Gedrick, Erica Cerra, Richard Harmon, Amitai Marmorstein

24. Marvin's Room (1996)

PG-13 | 98 min | Drama

6.7
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68 Metascore

A leukemia patient attempts to end a 20-year feud with her sister to get her bone marrow.

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

25. 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.

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

26. Pump Up the Volume (1990)

R | 102 min | Drama, Music

7.1
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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.

Writer: Allan Moyle | Director: Allan Moyle | Stars: Christian Slater, Samantha Mathis, Annie Ross, Andy Romano

27. 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.

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

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

R | 93 min | Horror, Thriller

5.6
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Freddy Krueger returns once again to terrorize the dreams of the remaining Dream Warriors, as well as those of a young woman who may know the way to defeat him for good.

Writers: Wes Craven, William Kotzwinkle, Brian Helgeland, Jim Wheat, Ken Wheat | Director: Renny Harlin | Stars: Robert Englund, Rodney Eastman, Lisa Wilcox, Andras Jones

29. 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.

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

30. The Pact (2002 TV Movie)

89 min | Drama

5.8
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A late night call from Accident and Emergency shatters the lifelong friendship of neighbouring families, the Hartes and Golds. 17-year-old Emily Gold is dead from a gunshot wound to the ... See full summary »

Writers: Jodi Picoult, Will Scheffer | Director: Peter Werner | Stars: Megan Mullally, Juliet Stevenson, Henry Czerny, Bob Gunton

31. The United States of Leland (2003)

R | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.2
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37 Metascore

Tells the story of 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.

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

32. 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 classmates at her school, and her own religious, but abusive, mother.

Writers: Bryan Fuller, Stephen King | Director: David Carson | Stars: Angela Bettis, Patricia Clarkson, Rena Sofer, Kandyse McClure

33. Bang Bang You're Dead (2002)

R | 87 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.0
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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.

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

34. 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.

Writers: Laura Albert, Asia Argento, Alessandro Magania | Director: Asia Argento | Stars: Asia Argento, Dylan Sprouse, Cole Sprouse, Jimmy Bennett

35. Letters to God (2010)

PG | 110 min | Drama, Family

6.1
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31 Metascore

A young boy fighting cancer writes letters to God, touching lives in his neighborhood and community and inspiring hope among everyone he comes in contact. An unsuspecting substitute postman... See full summary »

Writers: Patrick Doughtie, Art D'Alessandro, Sandra Thrift, Cullen Douglas | Directors: David Nixon, Patrick Doughtie | Stars: Tanner Maguire, Jeffrey Johnson, Robyn Lively, Lisa Curtis

36. Dandelion (2004)

R | 93 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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62 Metascore

In a small town of rolling fields and endless skies, isolated 16 year old Mason lives in a world where families exist in fragmented silence and love seems to have gone missing. Then Mason ... See full summary »

Writers: Mark Milgard, Robb Williamson, Richard Murphy | Director: Mark Milgard | Stars: Vincent Kartheiser, Taryn Manning, Arliss Howard, Mare Winningham

37. Patrik, Age 1.5 (2008)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Drama

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.

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

38. Middle of Nowhere (2008)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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An irresponsible mother blows her eldest daughter's college fund on her youngest daughter's modeling campaign.

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

39. 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"

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

40. Bless the Child (2000)

R | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

5.0
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17 Metascore

Omens and concepts of good vs. evil have no place in Maggie O'Connor's well-ordered, practical universe. Her life revolves around her job as a nurse at a busy New York hospital, until one ... See full summary »

Writers: Cathy Cash Spellman, Thomas Rickman, Clifford Green, Ellen Green | Director: Chuck Russell | Stars: Kim Basinger, Jimmy Smits, Rufus Sewell, Holliston Coleman

41. Tex (1982)

PG | 103 min | Drama

6.6
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Coming-of-age adventure about two teenage brothers and their struggles to grow up, on their own, after their mother dies and their father leaves them.

Writers: S.E. Hinton, Charles S. Haas, Tim Hunter | Director: Tim Hunter | Stars: Matt Dillon, Jim Metzler, Meg Tilly, Bill McKinney

42. Bully (2006 Video Game)

T | Action, Comedy

8.6
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A young troublemaker is sent to a nasty boarding school, where he contends with diliquents and corrupt teachers in an attempt to rule the school.

Writers: Dan Houser, John Zurhellen | Director: John Zurhellen | Stars: Gerry Rosenthal, Peter Vack, Matt Bush, Rocco Rosanio

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.

Creators: Matthew Hastings, Michael Braverman | Stars: Joe Lando, Hayden Christensen, A.J. Cook, Kandyse McClure

44. Zero Day (2003)

Unrated | 92 min | Drama

7.5
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69 Metascore

Two troubled adolescents chronicle the events that ultimately lead up to a terrifying assault on their school.

Writers: Ben Coccio, Christopher Coccio | Director: Ben Coccio | Stars: Cal Robertson, Andre Keuck, Serataren Adragna, Melissa Banks

45. The Prowler (1981)

89 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.1
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A masked killer, wearing World War II U.S. Army fatigues, stalks a small New Jersey town bent on reliving a 35-year-old double murder by focusing on a group of college kids holding an annual Spring Dance.

Writers: Glenn Leopold, Neal Barbera, Eric Lewald, Mark Edward Edens, Michael Edens, Sarah Higgins | Director: Joseph Zito | Stars: Vicky Dawson, Christopher Goutman, Lawrence Tierney, Farley Granger

46. New Jersey Drive (1995)

R | 98 min | Crime, Drama

6.6
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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 »

Writers: Nick Gomez, Michel Marriott | Director: Nick Gomez | Stars: Sharron Corley, Gabriel Casseus, Saul Stein, Gwen McGee

47. Cold Fish (2010)

Not Rated | 146 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

7.2
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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 »

Writers: Shion Sono, Yoshiki Takahashi | Director: Shion Sono | Stars: Mitsuru Fukikoshi, Denden, Asuka Kurosawa, Megumi Kagurazaka

48. Amazing Love (2012)

80 min | Drama

6.6
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When a confrontation occurs amongst the youth group, Stuart takes the opportunity to share with the group the touching story of the Old Testament prophet Hosea.

Writers: Dave Christiano, Rich Christiano, Greg Mitchell | Director: Kevin Downes | Stars: Sean Astin, Elijah Alexander, Kenton Duty, Sammi Hanratty

49. Baby It's You (1983)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.4
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In 1966 New Jersey, Jill Rosen, a frustrated high schooler, is intrigued by an enigmatic new student known only as the Sheik. Sheik is an Italian whose primary interests are his car, Frank ... See full summary »

Writers: Amy Robinson, John Sayles | Director: John Sayles | Stars: Rosanna Arquette, Vincent Spano, Joanna Merlin, Jack Davidson

50. Fat Girls (2006)

R | 82 min | Comedy, Drama

5.2
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47 Metascore

Fat Girls is an original off-beat comedy feature. It focuses on Rodney Miller, not your typical Texas high school student...he is a theater lover and his ultimate dream is to be on Broadway... See full summary »

Writer: Ash Christian | Director: Ash Christian | Stars: Ash Christian, Jonathan Caouette, Evan Miller, Ashley Fink