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1. Stand by Me (1986)

R | 89 min | Adventure, Drama

8.1
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75 Metascore

After the death of one of his friends, a writer recounts a boyhood journey with his friends to find the body of a missing boy.

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

Votes: 339,876 | Gross: $52.29M

2. Spirited Away (2001)

PG | 125 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

8.6
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96 Metascore

During her family's move to the suburbs, a sullen 10-year-old girl wanders into a world ruled by gods, witches, and spirits, and where humans are changed into beasts.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Daveigh Chase, Suzanne Pleshette, Miyu Irino, Rumi Hiiragi

Votes: 573,454 | Gross: $10.06M

3. Train to Busan (2016)

Not Rated | 118 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

7.5
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72 Metascore

While a zombie virus breaks out in South Korea, passengers struggle to survive on the train from Seoul to Busan.

Director: Sang-ho Yeon | Stars: Yoo Gong, Yu-mi Jung, Dong-seok Ma, Su-an Kim

Votes: 115,873 | Gross: $2.13M

4. Degrassi: The Next Generation (2001–2015)

TV-PG | 30 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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The lives of the kids at Degrassi Community School dealing with the serious and sometimes taboo issues that plague teenagers.

Stars: Stefan Brogren, Aislinn Paul, Melinda Shankar, A.J. Saudin

Votes: 10,291

5. Gravity Falls (2012–2016)

TV-Y7 | 23 min | Animation, Short, Action

8.9
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Twin siblings Dipper and Mabel Pines spend the summer at their great-uncle's tourist trap in the enigmatic Gravity Falls, Oregon.

Stars: Jason Ritter, Alex Hirsch, Kristen Schaal, Linda Cardellini

Votes: 57,301

6. Let Me In (I) (2010)

R | 116 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

7.1
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79 Metascore

A bullied young boy befriends a young female vampire who lives in secrecy with her guardian.

Director: Matt Reeves | Stars: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Chloë Grace Moretz, Richard Jenkins, Cara Buono

Votes: 108,346 | Gross: $12.13M

7. Howl's Moving Castle (2004)

PG | 119 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

8.2
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80 Metascore

When an unconfident young woman is cursed with an old body by a spiteful witch, her only chance of breaking the spell lies with a self-indulgent yet insecure young wizard and his companions in his legged, walking castle.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Chieko Baishô, Takuya Kimura, Tatsuya Gashûin, Akihiro Miwa

Votes: 289,978 | Gross: $4.71M

8. Super 8 (2011)

PG-13 | 112 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.0
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72 Metascore

During the summer of 1979, a group of friends witness a train crash and investigate subsequent unexplained events in their small town.

Director: J.J. Abrams | Stars: Elle Fanning, AJ Michalka, Kyle Chandler, Joel Courtney

Votes: 323,454 | Gross: $127.00M

9. Silver Bullet (1985)

R | 95 min | Horror

6.4
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26 Metascore

A werewolf terrorizes a small city where lives the paralytic Marty Coslaw, his uncle, and his sister, the story's narrator.

Director: Daniel Attias | Stars: Gary Busey, Everett McGill, Corey Haim, Megan Follows

Votes: 21,815 | Gross: $5.40M

10. Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)

PG | 105 min | Drama

7.8
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77 Metascore

Ted Kramer's wife leaves him, allowing for a lost bond to be rediscovered between Ted and his son, Billy. But a heated custody battle ensues over the divorced couple's son, deepening the wounds left by the separation.

Director: Robert Benton | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep, Jane Alexander, Justin Henry

Votes: 120,871 | Gross: $106.26M

11. The Client (1994)

PG-13 | 119 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.7
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65 Metascore

A young boy who witnessed the suicide of a mafia lawyer hires an attorney to protect him when the District Attorney tries to use him to take down a mob family.

Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Susan Sarandon, Tommy Lee Jones, Brad Renfro, Mary-Louise Parker

Votes: 55,667 | Gross: $92.12M

12. Zathura: A Space Adventure (2005)

PG | 101 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.1
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67 Metascore

Two young brothers are drawn into an intergalactic adventure when their house is hurled through the depths of space by the magical board game they are playing.

Director: Jon Favreau | Stars: Josh Hutcherson, Jonah Bobo, Dax Shepard, Tim Robbins

Votes: 85,672 | Gross: $29.26M

13. The Night of the Hunter (1955)

Not Rated | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

8.0
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99 Metascore

A religious fanatic marries a gullible widow whose young children are reluctant to tell him where their real daddy hid $10,000 he'd stolen in a robbery.

Director: Charles Laughton | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, Lillian Gish, James Gleason

Votes: 76,446 | Gross: $0.65M

14. All That (1994–2016)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Music

7.5
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A zany sketch comedy featuring many wacky characters hosted for kids and by kids.

Stars: Amanda Bynes, Nick Cannon, Kenan Thompson, Soup

Votes: 6,343

15. Even Stevens (2000–2003)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

7.6
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The misadventures of the Stevens family of five in Sacramento, California.

Stars: Shia LaBeouf, Christy Carlson Romano, A.J. Trauth, Nick Spano

Votes: 12,738

16. Boy (I) (2010)

Not Rated | 87 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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70 Metascore

Set on the east coast of New Zealand in 1984, Boy, an 11-year-old child and devout Michael Jackson fan, gets a chance to know his absentee criminal father, who has returned to find a bag of money he buried years ago.

Director: Taika Waititi | Stars: James Rolleston, Te Aho Eketone-Whitu, Taika Waititi, Moerangi Tihore

Votes: 17,369 | Gross: $0.26M

17. Running Scared (2006)

R | 122 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.4
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41 Metascore

A low-ranking thug is entrusted by his crime boss to dispose of a gun that killed corrupt cops, but things get out of control when the gun ends up in wrong hands.

Director: Wayne Kramer | Stars: Paul Walker, Cameron Bright, Chazz Palminteri, Vera Farmiga

Votes: 94,663 | Gross: $6.86M

18. Ramona and Beezus (2010)

G | 103 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

6.5
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56 Metascore

An adventurous young girl uses her imagination to escape her reality, that is quickly spinning out of reach.

Director: Elizabeth Allen Rosenbaum | Stars: Joey King, Selena Gomez, Bridget Moynahan, John Corbett

Votes: 16,324 | Gross: $26.16M

19. Broken (IV) (2012)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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53 Metascore

The story of a young girl in North London whose life changes after witnessing a violent attack.

Director: Rufus Norris | Stars: Charlie Booty, Lily James, Tim Roth, Eloise Laurence

Votes: 12,721

20. Danny Phantom (2004–2007)

TV-Y7-FV | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.1
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A 14-year-old receives ghost powers and uses them to save the world

Stars: David Kaufman, Grey Griffin, Rickey D'Shon Collins, Colleen O'Shaughnessey

Votes: 13,636

21. Sailor Moon (1995–2000)

24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.6
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The magical action-adventures of a teenage girl who learns of her destiny as the legendary warrior Sailor Moon and must band together with the other Sailor Scouts to defend the Earth and Galaxy.

Stars: Susan Roman, Jill Frappier, Katie Griffin, Ron Rubin

Votes: 10,886

22. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987–1996)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.9
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The adventures of a quartet of humanoid warrior turtles and their friends.

Stars: Cam Clarke, Barry Gordon, Rob Paulsen, Townsend Coleman

Votes: 28,418

23. The Wild Thornberrys (1998–2004)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.7
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Eliza Thornberry is not your ordinary kid. It's not just because she travels the world in an RV with her parents Nigel and Marrianne, famous nature show hosts. Eliza is doubly unique ... See full summary »

Stars: Lacey Chabert, Jodi Carlisle, Tim Curry, Danielle Harris

Votes: 11,659

24. Max Keeble's Big Move (2001)

PG | 86 min | Comedy, Crime, Family

5.3
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40 Metascore

Max Keeble, the victim of his 7th grade class, plots revenge when he learns he's moving; it backfires when he doesn't move after all.

Director: Tim Hill | Stars: Alex D. Linz, Larry Miller, Jamie Kennedy, Zena Grey

Votes: 6,900 | Gross: $17.29M

25. Little Big League (1994)

PG | 119 min | Comedy, Family, Sport

6.1
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A young boy is bequeathed the ownership of a professional baseball team.

Director: Andrew Scheinman | Stars: Luke Edwards, Timothy Busfield, John Ashton, Ashley Crow

Votes: 9,183 | Gross: $12.21M

26. All Grown Up! (2003–2008)

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

5.4
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Follows the adventures of the whole Rugrats gang. But, now they're all grown up. Angelica's nicer, Chuckie's a risk taker, and the rest of the gang have changed too. The adventures follow ... See full summary »

Stars: Elizabeth Daily, Kath Soucie, Nancy Cartwright, Tara Strong

Votes: 4,430

27. The Hole (2009)

PG-13 | 92 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller

5.7
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57 Metascore

A pair of brothers stumble upon a mysterious hole in their basement that leads to the darkest corridors of their fears and nightmares.

Director: Joe Dante | Stars: Chris Massoglia, Haley Bennett, Nathan Gamble, Teri Polo

Votes: 21,581

28. Doug (1991–1994)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

7.4
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The life of a young boy as he meets friends, falls in love, maneuvers his way through grade 6 and writes all about it in his journal.

Stars: Billy West, Fred Newman, Constance Shulman, Becca Lish

Votes: 16,444

29. The Black Stallion (1979)

G | 118 min | Adventure, Family, Sport

7.3
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84 Metascore

While traveling with his father, young Alec becomes fascinated by a mysterious Arabian stallion who is brought on board and stabled in the ship he is sailing on. When it tragically sinks ... See full summary »

Director: Carroll Ballard | Stars: Kelly Reno, Mickey Rooney, Teri Garr, Clarence Muse

Votes: 10,829

30. The Warning (2018)

TV-MA | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

5.9
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Ten-year-old Nico receives a threatening letter and now his life is in danger. No one seems to believe him except one person that he doesn't know who has come to believe that fate itself wants the boy dead and tries to prevent it.

Director: Daniel Calparsoro | Stars: Raúl Arévalo, Aura Garrido, Hugo Arbues, Belén Cuesta

Votes: 3,776

31. My Girl 2 (1994)

PG | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

5.2
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Vada Sultenfuss must go to LA to stay with her Uncle Phil to do some research on her mother's life, but finds much more...

Director: Howard Zieff | Stars: Dan Aykroyd, Jamie Lee Curtis, Anna Chlumsky, Austin O'Brien

Votes: 17,385 | Gross: $17.36M

32. Invaders from Mars (1953)

Approved | 78 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

6.4
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A young boy learns that space aliens are taking over the minds of earthlings.

Director: William Cameron Menzies | Stars: Helena Carter, Arthur Franz, Jimmy Hunt, Leif Erickson

Votes: 6,599

33. I Could Never Be Your Woman (2007)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.0
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A mother falls for a younger man while her daughter falls in love for the first time. Mother Nature messes with their fates.

Director: Amy Heckerling | Stars: Michelle Pfeiffer, Paul Rudd, Saoirse Ronan, Tracey Ullman

Votes: 16,419

34. Edge of Winter (2016)

R | 89 min | Drama, Thriller

5.4
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50 Metascore

When two brothers are stranded by a brutal winter storm with an unpredictable father they barely know, the boys begin to suspect their supposed protector may be their biggest threat.

Director: Rob Connolly | Stars: Joel Kinnaman, Percy Hynes White, Tom Holland, Rachelle Lefevre

Votes: 3,281

35. Omen IV: The Awakening (1991 TV Movie)

Unrated | 97 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

3.9
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Two attorneys adopts a mysterious orphan girl as their daughter, unaware she is the new antichrist; next in line from Damien thorn.

Directors: Jorge Montesi, Dominique Othenin-Girard | Stars: Faye Grant, Michael Woods, Michael Lerner, Madison Mason

Votes: 5,579

36. Little Manhattan (2005)

PG | 90 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

7.5
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52 Metascore

A 10-year-old boy and an 11-year-old girl find love in New York City.

Director: Mark Levin | Stars: Josh Hutcherson, Charlotte Ray Rosenberg, Bradley Whitford, Cynthia Nixon

Votes: 21,387 | Gross: $0.38M

37. Home in Oklahoma (1946)

Passed | 72 min | Comedy, Music, Western

6.2
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Roy edits a small town newspaper. A rancher is murdered, and his fortune is inherited by a young boy. Editor Roy, with the assistance (?) of big city reporter Dale, brings the killers to justice.

Director: William Witney | Stars: Roy Rogers, Trigger, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Dale Evans

Votes: 200

38. The Cure (1995)

PG-13 | 97 min | Drama

7.7
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Erik, a loner, finds a friend in Dexter, an eleven-year-old boy with AIDS. They vow to find a cure for AIDS together and save Dexter's life in an eventful summer.

Director: Peter Horton | Stars: Joseph Mazzello, Brad Renfro, Aeryk Egan, Delphine French

Votes: 8,740 | Gross: $2.57M

39. Problem Child 3: Junior in Love (1995 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 87 min | Comedy, Family

3.3
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Junior Healy is back as a preteen, and he falls in love with a girl from school.

Director: Greg Beeman | Stars: William Katt, Justin Chapman, Sherman Howard, Carolyn Lowery

Votes: 3,103

40. Devil Times Five (1974)

R | 88 min | Horror

5.1
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After five deranged children are involved in a bus wreck they start killing people at the lodge who insulted them or were rude to them.

Directors: Sean MacGregor, David Sheldon | Stars: Sorrell Booke, Gene Evans, Taylor Lacher, Joan McCall

Votes: 1,153

41. Boychoir (2014)

103 min | Drama, Music

6.7
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51 Metascore

After his single mother dies, a young boy with an excellent voice is sent to a prestigious choir school, and has trouble adapting to the culture of the school.

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

Votes: 5,843

42. The Sandlot: Heading Home (2007 Video)

PG | 96 min | Family, Sport

5.0
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Sucessful, arrogant baseball superstar Tommy "Santa" Santorelli travels back in time to 1976 and relives his boyhood days on the sandlot baseball team, and has the chance to this time choose friendship over glory.

Director: William Dear | Stars: Danny Nucci, Luke Perry, Keanu Pires, Sarah Deakins

Votes: 1,696

43. As Told by Ginger (2000–2006)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Family

6.9
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The TV cartoon follows a preteen girl named Ginger Foutley, along with two friends, as they try to fit in social life as well in school and try to avoid any embarrassments.

Stars: Melissa Disney, Jeannie Elias, Tress MacNeille, Aspen Vincent

Votes: 5,025

44. Sabrina, the Animated Series (1999–2000)

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

5.8
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Short lived animated spin off of the television series Sabrina the Teenage Witch. The animated series is a prequel which features Sabrina as a pre-teen girl with small witch powers. Also ... See full summary »

Stars: Melissa Joan Hart, Emily Hart, Nick Bakay, Bill Switzer

Votes: 2,943

45. Poison for the Fairies (1986)

90 min | Fantasy, Horror

7.4
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A 10 year old girl convinces a lonely classmate that she is a witch, forcing the child to become her assistant. Though their games are initially rather naive, they gradually take a nasty and violent turn.

Director: Carlos Enrique Taboada | Stars: Ana Patricia Rojo, Elsa María Gutiérrez, Leonor Llausás, Carmen Stein

Votes: 1,304

46. Pepper Ann (1997–2000)

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

7.1
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Comedy about a 12-year-old who only really has 2 friends, and manages to put other kids off by her slightly-nerdy behavior, constant bad timing and insistence on trying to be cool. And to ... See full summary »

Stars: Kathleen Wilhoite, April Winchell, Danny Cooksey, Clea Lewis

Votes: 2,851

47. The Window (1949)

Approved | 73 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller

7.4
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To avoid the heat of a sweltering summer night a 9-year-old Manhattan boy decides to sleep on the fire escape and witnesses a murder, but no one will believe him.

Director: Ted Tetzlaff | Stars: Bobby Driscoll, Barbara Hale, Arthur Kennedy, Paul Stewart

Votes: 3,138

48. Little Secrets (2001)

PG | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.4
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52 Metascore

Emily Lindstrom, 14, is an aspiring concert violinist; she's spending the summer practicing for a big audition while her girlfriends are at camp. She's also got a thriving neighborhood ... See full summary »

Director: Blair Treu | Stars: Evan Rachel Wood, Michael Angarano, David Gallagher, Vivica A. Fox

Votes: 2,996 | Gross: $0.41M

49. My Gym Partner's a Monkey (2005–2008)

TV-Y7 | 22 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

5.9
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A clerical error sends 12-year-old Adam Lyon to a middle school for zoo animals, but his best friend, Jake the Monkey, is standing by him every step of the way to help him adjust.

Stars: Tom Kenny, Nika Futterman, Grey Griffin, Rick Gomez

Votes: 4,931

50. The Boy with Green Hair (1948)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.7
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This parable looks at public reaction when the hair of an American war orphan mysteriously turns green.

Director: Joseph Losey | Stars: Pat O'Brien, Robert Ryan, Barbara Hale, Dean Stockwell

Votes: 2,371



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