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1. Fantasy Island (2020)

PG-13 | 109 min | Adventure, Comedy, Horror

4.7
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21 Metascore

A horror adaptation of the popular '70s TV show about a magical island resort.

Director: Jeff Wadlow | Stars: Michael Peña, Lucy Hale, Austin Stowell, Jimmy O. Yang

Votes: 3,784

2. Police Academy (1984)

R | 96 min | Comedy

6.7
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41 Metascore

A group of good-hearted, but incompetent misfits enter the police academy, but the instructors there are not going to put up with their pranks.

Director: Hugh Wilson | Stars: Steve Guttenberg, G.W. Bailey, Kim Cattrall, Bubba Smith

Votes: 107,540 | Gross: $81.20M

3. The Karate Kid (1984)

PG | 126 min | Action, Drama, Family

7.2
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60 Metascore

A boy and his mother move to California for a new job. He struggles to fit in, as a group of karate students starts to bully him for dating a rich girl from their clique. It's up to the Japanese landlord, Miyagi, to teach him karate.

Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita, Elisabeth Shue, Martin Kove

Votes: 163,997 | Gross: $90.82M

4. The Big Lebowski (1998)

R | 117 min | Comedy, Crime, Sport

8.1
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71 Metascore

Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire of the same name, seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it.

Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore, Steve Buscemi

Votes: 689,269 | Gross: $17.50M

5. The Kissing Booth (2018)

TV-14 | 105 min | Comedy, Romance

6.1
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A high school student is forced to confront her secret crush at a kissing booth.

Director: Vince Marcello | Stars: Joey King, Jacob Elordi, Joel Courtney, Megan du Plessis

Votes: 50,823

6. Spring Breakers (2012)

R | 94 min | Crime, Drama

5.3
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63 Metascore

Four college girls hold up a restaurant in order to fund their spring break vacation. While partying, drinking, and taking drugs, they are arrested, only to be bailed out by a drug and arms dealer.

Director: Harmony Korine | Stars: Vanessa Hudgens, Selena Gomez, Ashley Benson, Rachel Korine

Votes: 130,753 | Gross: $14.12M

7. The Beach Bum (2019)

R | 95 min | Comedy

5.5
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55 Metascore

A rebellious stoner named Moondog lives life by his own rules.

Director: Harmony Korine | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Snoop Dogg, Isla Fisher, Stefania LaVie Owen

Votes: 14,167 | Gross: $3.49M

8. The Princess Diaries (2001)

G | 111 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

6.3
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52 Metascore

Mia Thermopolis has just found out that she is the heir apparent to the throne of Genovia. With her friends Lilly and Michael Moscovitz in tow, she tries to navigate through the rest of her sixteenth year.

Director: Garry Marshall | Stars: Julie Andrews, Anne Hathaway, Hector Elizondo, Heather Matarazzo

Votes: 120,936 | Gross: $108.25M

9. 50 First Dates (2004)

PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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48 Metascore

Henry Roth is a man afraid of commitment up until he meets the beautiful Lucy. They hit it off and Henry think he's finally found the girl of his dreams, until he discovers she has short-term memory loss and forgets him the next day.

Director: Peter Segal | Stars: Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Rob Schneider, Sean Astin

Votes: 312,921 | Gross: $120.91M

10. American Graffiti (1973)

PG | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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97 Metascore

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

Director: George Lucas | Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard, Paul Le Mat, Charles Martin Smith

Votes: 77,368 | Gross: $115.00M

11. John Tucker Must Die (2006)

PG-13 | 89 min | Comedy, Romance

5.8
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41 Metascore

Three ex-girlfriends of a serial cheater set up their former lover to fall for the new girl in town so they can watch him get his heart broken.

Director: Betty Thomas | Stars: Jesse Metcalfe, Ashanti, Arielle Kebbel, Sophia Bush

Votes: 77,097 | Gross: $41.01M

12. I Am Number Four (2011)

PG-13 | 111 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.1
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36 Metascore

Aliens and their Guardians are hiding on Earth from intergalactic bounty hunters. They can only be killed in numerical order, and Number Four is next on the list. This is his story.

Director: D.J. Caruso | Stars: Alex Pettyfer, Timothy Olyphant, Dianna Agron, Teresa Palmer

Votes: 221,957 | Gross: $55.10M

13. Out of Sight (1998)

R | 123 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.0
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85 Metascore

A career bank robber breaks out of jail, and shares a moment of mutual attraction with a U.S. Marshal he has kidnapped.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: George Clooney, Jennifer Lopez, Ving Rhames, Steve Zahn

Votes: 81,730 | Gross: $37.56M

14. House Party (1990)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

6.4
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76 Metascore

Kid decides to go to his friend Play's house party, but neither of them can predict what's in store for them on what could be the wildest night of their lives.

Director: Reginald Hudlin | Stars: Christopher Reid, Robin Harris, Christopher Martin, Martin Lawrence

Votes: 12,396 | Gross: $26.39M

15. Teen Beach Movie (2013 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 110 min | Family, Fantasy, Musical

5.9
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Two surfing lovers, whose doomed relationship is nearing to a close, find themselves swept into a a dimension traversing wave that sends them into a beach movie musical in the 60's.

Director: Jeffrey Hornaday | Stars: Ross Lynch, Maia Mitchell, Gracie Gillam, Garrett Clayton

Votes: 8,724

16. Crossroads (I) (2002)

PG-13 | 93 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

3.5
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27 Metascore

Three childhood best friends, and a guy they just met, take a road trip across the country, finding themselves and their friendship in the process.

Director: Tamra Davis | Stars: Britney Spears, Anson Mount, Zoe Saldana, Taryn Manning

Votes: 37,566 | Gross: $37.19M

17. The Ruins (2008)

R | 90 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

5.8
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44 Metascore

A group of friends whose leisurely Mexican holiday takes a turn for the worse when they, along with a fellow tourist, embark on a remote archaeological dig in the jungle where something evil lives among the ruins.

Director: Carter Smith | Stars: Shawn Ashmore, Jena Malone, Jonathan Tucker, Laura Ramsey

Votes: 67,524 | Gross: $17.43M

18. One Crazy Summer (1986)

PG | 93 min | Comedy, Romance

6.5
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47 Metascore

An aspiring teenage cartoonist and his friends come to the aid of a singer trying to save her family property from developers.

Director: Savage Steve Holland | Stars: John Cusack, Demi Moore, Linda Warren, Joel Murray

Votes: 13,256 | Gross: $13.43M

19. Blame It on Rio (1984)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Romance

5.8
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22 Metascore

Best friends and their daughters vacation in Rio de Janeiro only for one to fall for the other's daughter.

Director: Stanley Donen | Stars: Michael Caine, Michelle Johnson, Demi Moore, Joseph Bologna

Votes: 9,483 | Gross: $18.64M

20. Private Resort (1985)

R | 82 min | Comedy

5.3
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34 Metascore

The story of two adolescent boys who are guests at a Florida resort for the week-end. Their only interest is, of course, chasing girls, but fate has much more in store for them.

Director: George Bowers | Stars: Rob Morrow, Johnny Depp, Emily Longstreth, Karyn O'Bryan

Votes: 7,276 | Gross: $0.33M

21. The Kings of Summer (2013)

R | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.1
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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: 74,946 | Gross: $1.29M

22. The Howling (1981)

R | 91 min | Horror

6.6
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68 Metascore

After a bizarre and near deadly encounter with a serial killer, a television newswoman is sent to a remote mountain resort whose residents may not be what they seem.

Director: Joe Dante | Stars: Dee Wallace, Patrick Macnee, Dennis Dugan, Christopher Stone

Votes: 29,246 | Gross: $17.99M

23. Hardbodies (1984)

R | 88 min | Comedy

4.9
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1 Metascore

Three middle-aged daddies visit California to have a marvelous time at the beach. When they learn that a nice apartment and an expensive cabriolet isn't enough for them to score with the ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Griffiths | Stars: Grant Cramer, Teal Roberts, Gary Wood, Michael Rapport

Votes: 3,000 | Gross: $7.12M

24. Act of Valor (2012)

R | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.5
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40 Metascore

An elite team of Navy SEALs embark on a covert mission to recover a kidnapped CIA agent.

Directors: Mike McCoy, Scott Waugh | Stars: Alex Veadov, Roselyn Sanchez, Nestor Serrano, Rorke Denver

Votes: 64,639 | Gross: $70.01M

25. House Party 2 (1991)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

5.3
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When Kid's college money is stolen by a crooked music promoter, Play's solution is to stage the 'mutha' of all pajama parties. Starring Kid 'n Play and Martin Lawrence.

Directors: George Jackson, Doug McHenry | Stars: Christopher Reid, Christopher Martin, Martin Lawrence, Bowlegged Lou

Votes: 5,753 | Gross: $19.28M

26. Rad (1986)

PG | 91 min | Drama, Sport

7.0
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24 Metascore

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: 4,658 | Gross: $2.02M

27. Spring Break (1983)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Romance

4.9
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17 Metascore

Two sets of two college guys spend a spring break together in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. There they have lots of fun in and out of the sun.

Director: Sean S. Cunningham | Stars: David Knell, Steve Bassett, Perry Lang, Paul Land

Votes: 2,524 | Gross: $24.07M

28. Captain Corelli's Mandolin (2001)

R | 131 min | Drama, Music, Romance

5.9
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36 Metascore

When a fisherman leaves to fight with the Greek army during World War II, his fiancée falls in love with the local Italian commander.

Director: John Madden | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Penélope Cruz, John Hurt, Christian Bale

Votes: 31,928 | Gross: $25.54M

29. The Door in the Floor (2004)

R | 111 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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67 Metascore

A writer's young assistant becomes both pawn and catalyst in his boss's disintegrating household.

Director: Tod Williams | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Kim Basinger, Jon Foster, Elle Fanning

Votes: 14,898 | Gross: $3.84M

30. The Private Lives of Pippa Lee (2009)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.4
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49 Metascore

After her much older husband forces a move to a suburban retirement community, Pippa Lee engages in a period of reflection and finds herself heading toward a quiet nervous breakdown.

Director: Rebecca Miller | Stars: Robin Wright, Alan Arkin, Mike Binder, Winona Ryder

Votes: 12,537

31. 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: 9,384 | Gross: $8.74M

32. Love Don't Cost a Thing (2003)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Romance, Drama

5.2
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37 Metascore

A high school loser pays a cheerleader to pose as his girlfriend so he can be considered cool.

Director: Troy Byer | Stars: Nick Cannon, Christina Milian, Jordan Burg, Jackie Benoit

Votes: 7,743 | Gross: $21.90M

33. Summer Catch (2001)

PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.0
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21 Metascore

A rich girl whose family summers on Cape Cod has a romance with a local poor boy who hopes to become a major league baseball player.

Director: Michael Tollin | Stars: Freddie Prinze Jr., Jessica Biel, Fred Ward, Matthew Lillard

Votes: 14,716 | Gross: $19.69M

34. From Justin to Kelly (2003)

PG | 81 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

2.1
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14 Metascore

A waitress from Texas and a college student from Pennsylvania meet during spring break in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and come together through their shared love of singing.

Director: Robert Iscove | Stars: Kelly Clarkson, Justin Guarini, Katherine Bailess, Anika Noni Rose

Votes: 24,565 | Gross: $4.92M

35. The Sandpiper (1965)

TV-14 | 117 min | Drama

6.3
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A free-spirited single mother forms a connection with the wed headmaster of an Episcopal boarding school in California.

Director: Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Eva Marie Saint, Charles Bronson

Votes: 2,726 | Gross: $15.26M

36. The In Crowd (2000)

PG-13 | 105 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

4.7
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14 Metascore

A mentally disturbed young woman takes a job at a posh country club and falls in with a clique of wealthy college kids where she's taken under the wing of the clique's twisted leader, who harbors some dark secrets too terrifying to tell.

Director: Mary Lambert | Stars: Lori Heuring, Susan Ward, Matthew Settle, Nathan Bexton

Votes: 4,148 | Gross: $5.22M

37. Tart (2001)

R | 94 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

4.7
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After her only friend is expelled from their private school in the Upper East Side of Manhattan, Cat Storm wants to get close to a boy she is attracted to and recreate herself with new ... See full summary »

Director: Christina Wayne | Stars: Dominique Swain, Brad Renfro, Bijou Phillips, Mischa Barton

Votes: 2,820

38. Shag (I) (1989)

PG | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.4
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56 Metascore

Summer of 1963. Carson is getting married to her boyfriend so her friends Melaina, Pudge and Luanne take her to Myrtle Beach for one last irresponsible weekend.

Director: Zelda Barron | Stars: Phoebe Cates, Bridget Fonda, Scott Coffey, Annabeth Gish

Votes: 3,624 | Gross: $6.96M

39. Psycho Beach Party (2000)

Unrated | 95 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

6.2
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42 Metascore

Spoof of 1960s Beach Party/Gidget surfing movies mixed with slasher horror films. Florence Forrest, a not-so-innocent girl in 1960s Malibu, becomes "Chicklet", the first girl surfer at ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Lee King | Stars: Lauren Ambrose, Nicholas Brendon, Thomas Gibson, Kimberley Davies

Votes: 5,306 | Gross: $0.27M

40. Bikini Spring Break (2012 Video)

R | 87 min | Comedy

3.1
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A group of coeds from a small conservative college break out of their shells when their marching band bus breaks down in Ft. Lauderdale during Spring Break.

Director: Jared Cohn | Stars: Rachel Alig, Virginia Petrucci, Samantha Stewart, Robert Carradine

Votes: 1,754

41. Don't Make Waves (1967)

Approved | 97 min | Comedy

6.1
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New York tourist Tony Curtis falls asleep on a Southern California beach on his first night in the West and wakes up to The New Phantasmagoria--catamarans, surfers (including a dog), ... See full summary »

Director: Alexander Mackendrick | Stars: Tony Curtis, Claudia Cardinale, Robert Webber, Joanna Barnes

Votes: 1,239

42. A Summer Place (1959)

Approved | 130 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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A self-made businessman rekindles a romance with a former flame while their two teenage children begin a romance of their own with drastic consequences for both couples.

Director: Delmer Daves | Stars: Richard Egan, Dorothy McGuire, Sandra Dee, Arthur Kennedy

Votes: 2,740

43. American Beach House (2015)

90 min | Comedy

2.3
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What happens when six lucky strangers, three handsome young guys and three beautiful sexy young women, from all over the world, win a random contest-- an all expenses paid trip to an ... See full summary »

Director: Straw Weisman | Stars: Mischa Barton, Lorenzo Lamas, Martin Belmana, Christiane Kroll

Votes: 837

44. The Beach Girls (1982)

R | 91 min | Comedy

5.0
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School is out, and three girls head to the beach for vacation. Two of the girls are world-wise party-goers who attempt to loosen up their naive, virginal friend, whose uncle has allowed the... See full summary »

Director: Bud Townsend | Stars: Debra Blee, Val Kline, Jeana Keough, James Daughton

Votes: 1,317

45. Where the Boys Are (1960)

Approved | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.7
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Four very different college girls drive to Fort Lauderdale, Florida for spring break and seek out various adventures and romance for themselves.

Director: Henry Levin | Stars: Dolores Hart, George Hamilton, Yvette Mimieux, Jim Hutton

Votes: 2,231

46. Gidget (1959)

Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy

6.7
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A young girl discovers surfing and love (in that order) during one transitive summer.

Director: Paul Wendkos | Stars: Sandra Dee, James Darren, Cliff Robertson, Arthur O'Connell

Votes: 2,898

47. The Bikini Carwash Company (1992)

R | 87 min | Comedy

4.7
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Women go topless at a carwash company in order to increase business.

Director: Ed Hansen | Stars: Joe Dusic, Kristi Ducati, Rikki Brando, Sara Suzanne Brown

Votes: 930

48. Back to the Beach (1987)

PG | 92 min | Comedy, Musical

5.9
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62 Metascore

Frankie and Annette, having grown up and put aside their beach-partying lifestyle, visit their daughter in Southern California and discover there's still some wild times left in them.

Director: Lyndall Hobbs | Stars: Frankie Avalon, Annette Funicello, Lori Loughlin, Tommy Hinkley

Votes: 2,600 | Gross: $13.11M

49. Where the Boys Are (1984)

R | 94 min | Comedy

3.9
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Four college coeds, virginal Jennie, outgoing Carole, wealthy and spoiled Southern belle Sandra and horny Laurie, travel to Fort Lauderdale for their Easter week of Spring Break, and become... See full summary »

Director: Hy Averback | Stars: Lisa Hartman, Lorna Luft, Wendy Schaal, Lynn-Holly Johnson

Votes: 878 | Gross: $10.53M

50. Cocktail (2012)

Not Rated | 146 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.3
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A love triangle between a guy and two girls, who are best friends but the complete opposite of one another.

Director: Homi Adajania | Stars: Saif Ali Khan, Deepika Padukone, Diana Penty, Dimple Kapadia

Votes: 12,762 | Gross: $1.03M



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