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1. EuroTrip (2004)

R | 92 min | Comedy

45 Metascore

Dumped by his girlfriend, a high school grad decides to embark on an overseas adventure in Europe with his friends.

Directors: Jeff Schaffer, Alec Berg, David Mandel | Stars: Scott Mechlowicz, Jacob Pitts, Michelle Trachtenberg, Travis Wester

Votes: 185,283 | Gross: $17.72M

2. Scream: The TV Series (2015– )

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

A serialized anthology series that follows a group of teenagers being targeted by a masked serial killer.

Stars: Willa Fitzgerald, Bex Taylor-Klaus, John Karna, Carlson Young

Votes: 31,218

3. Toy Story 4 (2019)

G | 100 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

84 Metascore

When a new toy called "Forky" joins Woody and the gang, a road trip alongside old and new friends reveals how big the world can be for a toy.

Director: Josh Cooley | Stars: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Annie Potts, Tony Hale

Votes: 129,977 | Gross: $433.03M

4. The Jungle Book (2016)

PG | 106 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

77 Metascore

After a threat from the tiger Shere Khan forces him to flee the jungle, a man-cub named Mowgli embarks on a journey of self discovery with the help of panther Bagheera and free-spirited bear Baloo.

Director: Jon Favreau | Stars: Neel Sethi, Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba

Votes: 246,018 | Gross: $364.00M

5. Kick-Ass 2 (2013)

R | 103 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

41 Metascore

Following Kick-Ass' heroics, other citizens are inspired to become masked crusaders. But Red Mist leads his own group of evil supervillains to get revenge, kill Kick-Ass and destroy everything he stands for.

Director: Jeff Wadlow | Stars: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chloë Grace Moretz, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Jim Carrey

Votes: 243,680 | Gross: $28.80M

6. Superbad (2007)

R | 113 min | Comedy

76 Metascore

Two co-dependent high school seniors are forced to deal with separation anxiety after their plan to stage a booze-soaked party goes awry.

Director: Greg Mottola | Stars: Michael Cera, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Bill Hader

Votes: 493,531 | Gross: $121.46M

7. Zoo (2015–2017)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

A young scientist searches to find out what's causing a rash of violent animal attacks.

Stars: James Wolk, Kristen Connolly, Nonso Anozie, Billy Burke

Votes: 20,022

8. The Spectacular Now (2013)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

82 Metascore

A hard-partying high school senior's philosophy on life changes when he meets the not-so-typical "nice girl."

Director: James Ponsoldt | Stars: Miles Teller, Shailene Woodley, Kyle Chandler, Jennifer Jason Leigh

Votes: 136,668 | Gross: $6.85M

9. Coraline (2009)

PG | 100 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy

80 Metascore

An adventurous 11-year-old girl finds another world that is a strangely idealized version of her frustrating home, but it has sinister secrets.

Director: Henry Selick | Stars: Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher, John Hodgman, Jennifer Saunders

Votes: 182,442 | Gross: $75.29M

10. The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)

PG-13 | 117 min | Biography, Drama

64 Metascore

A struggling salesman takes custody of his son as he's poised to begin a life-changing professional career.

Director: Gabriele Muccino | Stars: Will Smith, Thandie Newton, Jaden Smith, Brian Howe

Votes: 414,978 | Gross: $163.57M

11. Grave of the Fireflies (1988)

Not Rated | 89 min | Animation, Drama, War

A young boy and his little sister struggle to survive in Japan during World War II.

Director: Isao Takahata | Stars: Tsutomu Tatsumi, Ayano Shiraishi, Akemi Yamaguchi, Yoshiko Shinohara

Votes: 205,949

12. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008)

PG-13 | 94 min | Drama, War

55 Metascore

Through the innocent eyes of Bruno, the eight-year-old son of the commandant at a German concentration camp, a forbidden friendship with a Jewish boy on the other side of the camp fence has startling and unexpected consequences.

Director: Mark Herman | Stars: Asa Butterfield, David Thewlis, Rupert Friend, Zac Mattoon O'Brien

Votes: 175,461 | Gross: $9.03M

13. Marley & Me (2008)

PG | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

53 Metascore

A family learns important life lessons from their adorable, but naughty and neurotic dog.

Director: David Frankel | Stars: Owen Wilson, Jennifer Aniston, Eric Dane, Kathleen Turner

Votes: 139,012 | Gross: $143.15M

14. Accepted (2006)

PG-13 | 93 min | Comedy

47 Metascore

A high school slacker who's rejected by every school he applies to opts to create his own institution of higher learning, the South Harmon Institute of Technology, on a rundown piece of property near his hometown.

Director: Steve Pink | Stars: Justin Long, Jonah Hill, Blake Lively, Adam Herschman

Votes: 117,830 | Gross: $36.32M

15. iZombie (2015–2019)

TV-14 | 42 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A medical resident finds that being a zombie has its perks, which she uses to assist the police.

Stars: Rose McIver, Malcolm Goodwin, Rahul Kohli, Robert Buckley

Votes: 56,220

16. A Haunted House (2013)

R | 86 min | Comedy, Fantasy

20 Metascore

Malcolm and Kisha move into their dream home, but soon learn a demon also resides there. When Kisha becomes possessed, Malcolm - determined to keep his sex life on track - turns to a priest, a psychic, and a team of ghost-busters for help.

Director: Michael Tiddes | Stars: Marlon Wayans, Essence Atkins, Marlene Forte, David Koechner

Votes: 41,183 | Gross: $40.04M

17. 21 & Over (2013)

R | 93 min | Comedy

34 Metascore

The night before his big medical school interview, a promising student celebrates his 21st birthday with his two best friends.

Directors: Jon Lucas, Scott Moore | Stars: Miles Teller, Justin Chon, Jonathan Keltz, Sarah Wright

Votes: 69,595 | Gross: $25.68M

18. The Dictator (2012)

R | 83 min | Comedy

58 Metascore

The heroic story of a dictator who risked his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed.

Director: Larry Charles | Stars: Sacha Baron Cohen, Anna Faris, John C. Reilly, Ben Kingsley

Votes: 256,047 | Gross: $59.65M

19. Project X (2012)

R | 88 min | Comedy

48 Metascore

3 high school seniors throw a birthday party to make a name for themselves. As the night progresses, things spiral out of control as word of the party spreads.

Director: Nima Nourizadeh | Stars: Thomas Mann, Oliver Cooper, Jonathan Daniel Brown, Dax Flame

Votes: 180,662 | Gross: $54.73M

20. The Hungover Games (2014)

R | 85 min | Comedy

A spoof on The Hangover (2009), The Hunger Games (2012) and other movies, TV series etc. 4 men, with hangovers after a bachelor party, find themselves in a future, dystopian, kill or be killed game.

Director: Josh Stolberg | Stars: Ross Nathan, Sam Pancake, Ben Begley, Herbert Russell

Votes: 10,058

21. Welcome to the Jungle (2013)

Not Rated | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

25 Metascore

A company retreat on a tropical island goes terribly awry.

Director: Rob Meltzer | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Adam Brody, Rob Huebel, Megan Boone

Votes: 11,690

22. The Other Woman (2014)

PG-13 | 109 min | Comedy, Romance

39 Metascore

After discovering her boyfriend is married, Carly soon meets the wife he's been betraying. And when yet another love affair is discovered, all three women team up to plot revenge on the three-timing S.O.B.

Director: Nick Cassavetes | Stars: Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann, Kate Upton, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

Votes: 124,943 | Gross: $83.91M

23. A Haunted House 2 (2014)

R | 86 min | Comedy, Fantasy

17 Metascore

Having exorcised the demons of his ex, Malcolm is starting fresh with his new girlfriend and her two children. After moving into their dream home, however, Malcolm is once again plagued by bizarre paranormal events.

Director: Michael Tiddes | Stars: Marlon Wayans, Jaime Pressly, Cedric the Entertainer, Essence Atkins

Votes: 18,570 | Gross: $17.33M

24. Neighbors (I) (2014)

R | 97 min | Comedy

68 Metascore

After they are forced to live next to a fraternity house, a couple with a newborn baby do whatever they can to take them down.

Director: Nicholas Stoller | Stars: Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne, Zac Efron, Lisa Kudrow

Votes: 270,973 | Gross: $150.16M

25. Ride Along 2 (2016)

PG-13 | 102 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

32 Metascore

As his wedding day approaches, Ben heads to Miami with his soon-to-be brother-in-law James to bring down a drug dealer who's supplying the dealers of Atlanta with product.

Director: Tim Story | Stars: Ice Cube, Kevin Hart, Tika Sumpter, Benjamin Bratt

Votes: 50,068 | Gross: $91.22M

26. The Boy (2016)

PG-13 | 97 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

42 Metascore

An American nanny is shocked that her new English family's boy is actually a life-sized doll. After she violates a list of strict rules, disturbing events make her believe that the doll is really alive.

Director: William Brent Bell | Stars: Lauren Cohan, Rupert Evans, James Russell, Jim Norton

Votes: 71,281 | Gross: $35.82M

27. The Selection (TV Movie)

Fantasy, History, Romance

Centers on a working class young woman chosen by lottery to participate in a competition with 35 other women for the Royal Prince's hand to become the nation's next queen. Balancing her ... See full summary »

Director: Alex Graves | Stars: Yael Grobglas, Anthony Head, Melanie Liburd, Louise Lombard

28. The Musketeers (2014–2016)

TV-14 | 55 min | Adventure, Drama

Set on the streets of 17th-century Paris, "The Musketeers" gives a contemporary take on the classic story about a group of highly trained soldiers and bodyguards assigned to protect King and country.

Stars: Luke Pasqualino, Tom Burke, Santiago Cabrera, Howard Charles

Votes: 19,467

29. Cuffs (2015)

60 min | Crime, Drama

A fresh, authentic and visceral drama that takes the audience on an exhilarating ride through the challenges of front-line policing.

Stars: Amanda Abbington, Karen Bryson, Alex Carter, Shaun Dooley

Votes: 1,287

30. Lemonade Mouth (2011 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

Five high school kids, Olivia, Wendall, Stella, Charlie, and Mo, meet in detention and start a band based on the lemonade vending machine outside the detention room.

Director: Patricia Riggen | Stars: Bridgit Mendler, Adam Hicks, Hayley Kiyoko, Naomi Scott

Votes: 12,855

31. Tell Me How I Die (2016)

Not Rated | 107 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

When a group of college students take part in a clinical drug trial, an unexpected side effect of the experimental medicine gives them terrifying visions of their own deaths...which begin ... See full summary »

Director: D.J. Viola | Stars: Nathan Kress, Virginia Gardner, Kirby Bliss Blanton, Ryan Higa

Votes: 3,989

32. Lion (2016)

PG-13 | 118 min | Biography, Drama

69 Metascore

A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia. 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.

Director: Garth Davis | Stars: Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara, Sunny Pawar

Votes: 189,109 | Gross: $51.74M

33. Set the Thames on Fire (2015)

83 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

Two boys fall through the clockwork of a grotesque, nightmare London, endeavouring to survive and escape.

Director: Ben Charles Edwards | Stars: Sadie Frost, Noel Fielding, Sally Phillips, Lily Loveless

Votes: 263

34. High Strung (2016)

PG | 96 min | Drama, Music, Romance

48 Metascore

When a hip hop violinist busking in the New York subway encounters a classical dancer on scholarship at the Manhattan Conservatory of the Arts, sparks fly. With the help of a hip hop dance ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Damian | Stars: Keenan Kampa, Nicholas Galitzine, Sonoya Mizuno, Jane Seymour

Votes: 7,677 | Gross: $0.05M

35. Room (I) (2015)

R | 118 min | Drama, Thriller

86 Metascore

Held captive for 7 years in an enclosed space, a woman and her young son finally gain their freedom, allowing the boy to experience the outside world for the first time.

Director: Lenny Abrahamson | Stars: Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, Sean Bridgers, Wendy Crewson

Votes: 329,750 | Gross: $14.68M

36. First Girl I Loved (2016)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Romance

61 Metascore

Seventeen-year-old Anne just fell in love with Sasha, the most popular girl at her LA public high school. But when Anne tells her best friend Clifton - who has always harbored a secret crush - he does his best to get in the way.

Director: Kerem Sanga | Stars: Dylan Gelula, Brianna Hildebrand, Mateo Arias, Pamela Adlon

Votes: 2,662

37. The Truth About Emanuel (2013)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama, Thriller

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: 8,203

38. Goat (2016)

R | 96 min | Drama

64 Metascore

Reeling from a terrifying assault, a 19 year-old enrolls into college with his brother and pledges the same fraternity. What happens there, in the name of "brotherhood," tests him and his loyalty to his brother in brutal ways.

Director: Andrew Neel | Stars: Ben Schnetzer, Nick Jonas, Gus Halper, Danny Flaherty

Votes: 6,974 | Gross: $0.02M

39. The Secret Life of Pets (2016)

PG | 87 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

61 Metascore

The quiet life of a terrier named Max is upended when his owner takes in Duke, a stray whom Max instantly dislikes.

Directors: Chris Renaud, Yarrow Cheney | Stars: Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet, Kevin Hart, Lake Bell

Votes: 170,172 | Gross: $368.38M

40. Zootopia (2016)

PG | 108 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

78 Metascore

In a city of anthropomorphic animals, a rookie bunny cop and a cynical con artist fox must work together to uncover a conspiracy.

Directors: Byron Howard, Rich Moore, Jared Bush | Stars: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba, Jenny Slate

Votes: 396,060 | Gross: $341.27M

41. Central Intelligence (2016)

PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

52 Metascore

After he reconnects with an awkward pal from high school through Facebook, a mild-mannered accountant is lured into the world of international espionage.

Director: Rawson Marshall Thurber | Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Danielle Nicolet, Amy Ryan

Votes: 144,732 | Gross: $127.44M

42. The Wild Life (2016)

PG | 91 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

36 Metascore

A daring parrot recounts how Robinson Crusoe came to be stranded on a tropical island.

Directors: Vincent Kesteloot, Ben Stassen, Mimi Maynard | Stars: Matthias Schweighöfer, Kaya Yanar, Ilka Bessin, Dieter Hallervorden

Votes: 5,239 | Gross: $7.97M

43. Summer of 8 (2016)

Not Rated | 88 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Eight close friends soak up their last day of summer together on the beach before parting ways for college.

Director: Ryan Schwartz | Stars: Carter Jenkins, Michael Grant, Matt Shively, Nick Marini

Votes: 1,058

44. Krampus (I) (2015)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

49 Metascore

A boy who has a bad Christmas ends up accidentally summoning a festive demon to his family home.

Director: Michael Dougherty | Stars: Adam Scott, Toni Collette, David Koechner, Allison Tolman

Votes: 56,739 | Gross: $42.59M

45. Mr. Robot (2015– )

TV-MA | 49 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller