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1. Stranger Things (2016– )

TV-14 | 51 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

8.8
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When a young boy disappears, his mother, a police chief and his friends must confront terrifying supernatural forces in order to get him back.

Stars: Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard, Winona Ryder, David Harbour

Votes: 758,740

2. Euphoria (2019– )

TV-MA | 55 min | Drama

8.3
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A look at life for a group of high school students as they grapple with issues of drugs, sex and violence.

Stars: Zendaya, Maude Apatow, Angus Cloud, Eric Dane

Votes: 44,844

3. Glee (2009–2015)

TV-PG | 44 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.7
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A group of ambitious misfits try to escape the harsh realities of high school by joining a glee club headed by a passionate Spanish teacher.

Stars: Lea Michele, Jane Lynch, Matthew Morrison, Cory Monteith

Votes: 133,416

4. Avengers: Endgame (2019)

PG-13 | 181 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.4
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78 Metascore

After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War (2018), the universe is in ruins. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers assemble once more in order to reverse Thanos' actions and restore balance to the universe.

Directors: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth

Votes: 747,115 | Gross: $858.37M

5. The Vampire Diaries (2009–2017)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

7.7
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The lives, loves, dangers and disasters in the town, Mystic Falls, Virginia. Creatures of unspeakable horror lurk beneath this town as a teenage girl is suddenly torn between two vampire brothers.

Stars: Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder, Kat Graham

Votes: 273,726

6. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

8.2
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A young woman, destined to slay vampires, demons and other infernal creatures, deals with her life fighting evil, with the help of her friends.

Stars: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan, Anthony Head

Votes: 125,403

7. Stargirl (2020– )

TV-PG | 45 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.3
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Teenager Courtney Whitmore joins the Justice Society of America. Based on the character from DC Comics.

Stars: Brec Bassinger, Yvette Monreal, Anjelika Washington, Trae Romano

Votes: 5,986

8. 13 Reasons Why (2017–2020)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Mystery

7.7
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Follows teenager Clay Jensen, in his quest to uncover the story behind his classmate and crush, Hannah, and her decision to end her life.

Stars: Dylan Minnette, Katherine Langford, Christian Navarro, Alisha Boe

Votes: 246,587

9. Twilight (I) (2008)

PG-13 | 122 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

5.2
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56 Metascore

Bella Swan moves to Forks and encounters Edward Cullen, a gorgeous boy with a secret.

Director: Catherine Hardwicke | Stars: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Billy Burke, Sarah Clarke

Votes: 415,260 | Gross: $191.47M

10. This Is Us (2016– )

TV-14 | 45 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.7
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A heartwarming and emotional story about a unique set of triplets, their struggles and their wonderful parents.

Stars: Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, Sterling K. Brown, Chrissy Metz

Votes: 95,475

11. Riverdale (2017– )

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

7.0
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While navigating the troubled waters of romance, school and family, Archie and his gang become entangled in dark Riverdale mysteries.

Stars: K.J. Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes, Cole Sprouse

Votes: 109,417

12. X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)

PG-13 | 144 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.9
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52 Metascore

In the 1980s the X-Men must defeat an ancient all-powerful mutant, En Sabah Nur, who intends to thrive through bringing destruction to the world.

Director: Bryan Singer | Stars: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult

Votes: 383,682 | Gross: $155.44M

13. Back to the Future (1985)

PG | 116 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

8.5
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87 Metascore

Marty McFly, a 17-year-old high school student, is accidentally sent thirty years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his close friend, the eccentric scientist Doc Brown.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover

Votes: 1,023,451 | Gross: $210.61M

14. One Tree Hill (2003–2012)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

7.7
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Half-brothers Lucas and Nathan Scott trade between kinship and rivalry both on the basketball court and in the hearts of their friends in the small, but not so quiet town of Tree Hill, North Carolina.

Stars: Chad Michael Murray, James Lafferty, Hilarie Burton, Bethany Joy Lenz

Votes: 69,976

15. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)

PG-13 | 112 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

7.5
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69 Metascore

Scott Pilgrim must defeat his new girlfriend's seven evil exes in order to win her heart.

Director: Edgar Wright | Stars: Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Kieran Culkin, Anna Kendrick

Votes: 366,934 | Gross: $31.49M

16. Teen Wolf (2011–2017)

TV-14 | 41 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

7.6
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An average high school student and his best friend get caught up in some trouble causing him to receive a werewolf bite. As a result they find themselves in the middle of all sorts of dramas in Beacon Hills.

Stars: Tyler Posey, Holland Roden, Dylan O'Brien, Linden Ashby

Votes: 122,006

17. Gossip Girl (2007–2012)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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Privileged teens living on the Upper East Side of New York can hide no secret from the ruthless blogger who is always watching.

Stars: Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Penn Badgley, Ed Westwick

Votes: 148,397

18. That '70s Show (1998–2006)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

8.1
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A comedy revolving around a group of teenage friends, their mishaps, and their coming of age, set in 1970s Wisconsin.

Stars: Topher Grace, Laura Prepon, Mila Kunis, Danny Masterson

Votes: 150,446

19. How to Sell Drugs Online (Fast) (2019– )

30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.9
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To win back the love of his life, a high school student and his best friend launch Europe's largest online drug business from their teenage bedroom.

Stars: Maximilian Mundt, Danilo Kamber, Lena Klenke, Damian Hardung

Votes: 15,664

20. Smallville (2001–2011)

TV-PG | 60 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.5
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A young Clark Kent struggles to find his place in the world as he learns to harness his alien powers for good and deals with the typical troubles of teenage life in Smallville, Kansas.

Stars: Tom Welling, Michael Rosenbaum, Allison Mack, Kristin Kreuk

Votes: 113,825

21. Deep Impact (1998)

PG-13 | 120 min | Action, Drama, Romance

6.2
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40 Metascore

A comet is discovered to be on a collision course with Earth. As doomsday nears, the human race prepares for the worst.

Director: Mimi Leder | Stars: Robert Duvall, Téa Leoni, Elijah Wood, Morgan Freeman

Votes: 160,025 | Gross: $140.46M

22. Clueless (1995)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Romance

6.8
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68 Metascore

Shallow, rich and socially successful Cher is at the top of her Beverly Hills high school's pecking scale. Seeing herself as a matchmaker, Cher first coaxes two teachers into dating each other.

Director: Amy Heckerling | Stars: Alicia Silverstone, Stacey Dash, Brittany Murphy, Paul Rudd

Votes: 176,897 | Gross: $56.63M

23. It Chapter Two (2019)

R | 169 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

6.5
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58 Metascore

Twenty-seven years after their first encounter with the terrifying Pennywise, the Losers Club have grown up and moved away, until a devastating phone call brings them back.

Director: Andy Muschietti | Stars: Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, Bill Hader, Isaiah Mustafa

Votes: 189,603 | Gross: $211.59M

24. Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019)

PG | 102 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

6.0
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63 Metascore

Dora, a teenage explorer, leads her friends on an adventure to save her parents and solve the mystery behind a lost city of gold.

Director: James Bobin | Stars: Isabela Merced, Eugenio Derbez, Michael Peña, Eva Longoria

Votes: 20,679 | Gross: $54.89M

25. The Politician (2019– )

TV-14 | 42 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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Payton Hobart, a student from Santa Barbara, has known since age seven that he's going to be President of the United States. But first he'll have to navigate the most treacherous political landscape of all: Saint Sebastian High School.

Stars: Ben Platt, Zoey Deutch, Lucy Boynton, Julia Schlaepfer

Votes: 16,233

26. Hereditary (2018)

R | 127 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.3
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87 Metascore

A grieving family is haunted by tragic and disturbing occurrences.

Director: Ari Aster | Stars: Toni Collette, Milly Shapiro, Gabriel Byrne, Alex Wolff

Votes: 218,941 | Gross: $44.07M

27. Starship Troopers (1997)

R | 129 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.2
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51 Metascore

Humans in a fascist, militaristic future wage war with giant alien bugs.

Director: Paul Verhoeven | Stars: Casper Van Dien, Denise Richards, Dina Meyer, Jake Busey

Votes: 263,825 | Gross: $54.81M

28. Twin Peaks (1990–1991)

TV-MA | 47 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.8
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An idiosyncratic FBI agent investigates the murder of a young woman in the even more idiosyncratic town of Twin Peaks.

Stars: Kyle MacLachlan, Michael Ontkean, Mädchen Amick, Dana Ashbrook

Votes: 168,400

29. Dazed and Confused (1993)

R | 102 min | Comedy

7.6
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78 Metascore

The adventures of high school and junior high students on the last day of school in May 1976.

Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Jason London, Wiley Wiggins, Matthew McConaughey, Rory Cochrane

Votes: 160,906 | Gross: $7.99M

30. Grease (1978)

PG | 110 min | Musical, Romance

7.2
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70 Metascore

Good girl Sandy Olsson (Olivia Newton-John) and greaser Danny Zuko (John Travolta) fell in love over the summer. When they unexpectedly discover they're now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance?

Director: Randal Kleiser | Stars: John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing, Jeff Conaway

Votes: 231,887 | Gross: $188.76M

31. Wonder (I) (2017)

PG | 113 min | Drama, Family

8.0
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66 Metascore

Based on the New York Times bestseller, this movie tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters the fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time.

Director: Stephen Chbosky | Stars: Jacob Tremblay, Owen Wilson, Izabela Vidovic, Julia Roberts

Votes: 133,078 | Gross: $132.42M

32. Defending Jacob (2020)

TV-MA | 402 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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The limited drama series is a gripping, character-driven thriller based on the 2012 New York Times best selling novel of the same name by William Landay. An assistant DA's world is shattered when his beloved son gets charged with murder.

Stars: Chris Evans, Michelle Dockery, Jaeden Martell, Cherry Jones

Votes: 21,454

33. Almost Famous (2000)

R | 122 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.9
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90 Metascore

A high-school boy is given the chance to write a story for Rolling Stone Magazine about an up-and-coming rock band as he accompanies them on their concert tour.

Director: Cameron Crowe | Stars: Billy Crudup, Patrick Fugit, Kate Hudson, Frances McDormand

Votes: 246,964 | Gross: $32.53M

34. Friday Night Lights (2006–2011)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Sport

8.6
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A drama that follows the lives of the Dillon Panthers, one of the nation's best high school football teams, and their head coach Eric Taylor.

Stars: Kyle Chandler, Connie Britton, Zach Gilford, Aimee Teegarden

Votes: 54,447

35. My Hero Academia (2016– )

TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.5
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A superhero-loving boy without any powers is determined to enroll in a prestigious hero academy and learn what it really means to be a hero.

Stars: Daiki Yamashita, Justin Briner, Nobuhiko Okamoto, Ayane Sakura

Votes: 28,096

36. Malcolm in the Middle (2000–2006)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Family

8.0
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A gifted young teen tries to survive life with his dimwitted, dysfunctional family.

Stars: Frankie Muniz, Bryan Cranston, Justin Berfield, Erik Per Sullivan

Votes: 113,533

37. Onward (I) (2020)

PG | 102 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.4
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61 Metascore

Two elven brothers embark on a quest to bring their father back for one day.

Director: Dan Scanlon | Stars: Tom Holland, Chris Pratt, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Octavia Spencer

Votes: 74,015 | Gross: $61.56M

38. Catch Me If You Can (2002)

PG-13 | 141 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

8.1
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75 Metascore

A seasoned FBI agent pursues Frank Abagnale Jr. who, before his 19th birthday, successfully forged millions of dollars' worth of checks while posing as a Pan Am pilot, a doctor, and a legal prosecutor.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Christopher Walken, Martin Sheen

Votes: 796,543 | Gross: $164.62M

39. Spider-Man: Far from Home (2019)

PG-13 | 129 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.5
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69 Metascore

Following the events of Avengers: Endgame (2019), Spider-Man must step up to take on new threats in a world that has changed forever.

Director: Jon Watts | Stars: Tom Holland, Samuel L. Jackson, Jake Gyllenhaal, Marisa Tomei

Votes: 301,850 | Gross: $390.53M

40. American Beauty (1999)

R | 122 min | Drama

8.3
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84 Metascore

A sexually frustrated suburban father has a mid-life crisis after becoming infatuated with his daughter's best friend.

Director: Sam Mendes | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Thora Birch, Wes Bentley

Votes: 1,046,641 | Gross: $130.10M

41. Weird Science (1985)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi

6.6
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46 Metascore

Two high school nerds use a computer program to literally create the perfect woman, but she turns their lives upside down.

Director: John Hughes | Stars: Anthony Michael Hall, Ilan Mitchell-Smith, Kelly LeBrock, Bill Paxton

Votes: 78,055 | Gross: $23.83M

42. Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)

PG-13 | 133 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.4
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73 Metascore

Peter Parker balances his life as an ordinary high school student in Queens with his superhero alter-ego Spider-Man, and finds himself on the trail of a new menace prowling the skies of New York City.

Director: Jon Watts | Stars: Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Robert Downey Jr., Marisa Tomei

Votes: 491,971 | Gross: $334.20M

43. X-Men (2000)

PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.4
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64 Metascore

In a world where mutants (evolved super-powered humans) exist and are discriminated against, two groups form for an inevitable clash: the supremacist Brotherhood, and the pacifist X-Men.

Director: Bryan Singer | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, Famke Janssen

Votes: 560,881 | Gross: $157.30M

44. American Pie (1999)

R | 95 min | Comedy

7.0
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58 Metascore

Four teenage boys enter a pact to lose their virginity by prom night.

Directors: Paul Weitz, Chris Weitz | Stars: Jason Biggs, Chris Klein, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Jennifer Coolidge

Votes: 369,306 | Gross: $102.56M

45. 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: 169,607 | Gross: $90.82M

46. Veronica Mars (2004–2019)

TV-14 | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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After her best friend is murdered, and her father is removed as county Sheriff, Veronica Mars dedicates her life to cracking the toughest mysteries in the affluent town of Neptune.

Stars: Kristen Bell, Jason Dohring, Enrico Colantoni, Percy Daggs III

Votes: 66,360

47. Juno (2007)

PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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81 Metascore

Faced with an unplanned pregnancy, an offbeat young woman makes an unusual decision regarding her unborn child.

Director: Jason Reitman | Stars: Ellen Page, Michael Cera, Jennifer Garner, Jason Bateman

Votes: 482,973 | Gross: $143.50M

48. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019)

PG-13 | 108 min | Adventure, Horror, Mystery

6.2
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61 Metascore

On Halloween 1968, Stella and her two friends meet a mysterious drifter, Ramón, and uncover a sinister notebook of stories.

Director: André Øvredal | Stars: Zoe Margaret Colletti, Michael Garza, Gabriel Rush, Austin Abrams

Votes: 53,666 | Gross: $62.74M

49. 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: 79,189

50. Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)

PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy

7.8
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61 Metascore

A high school wise guy is determined to have a day off from school, despite what the Principal thinks of that.

Director: John Hughes | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Alan Ruck, Mia Sara, Jeffrey Jones

Votes: 312,840 | Gross: $70.14M



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