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1. Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990–2000)

TV-PG | 44 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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A group of friends living in Beverly Hills, California make their way through life from their school days into adulthood.

Stars: Jason Priestley, Shannen Doherty, Luke Perry, Jennie Garth

Votes: 30,617

2. Footloose (1984)

PG | 107 min | Drama, Music, Romance

6.6
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42 Metascore

A city teenager moves to a small town where rock music and dancing have been banned, and his rebellious spirit shakes up the populace.

Director: Herbert Ross | Stars: Kevin Bacon, Lori Singer, John Lithgow, Dianne Wiest

Votes: 68,734 | Gross: $80.04M

3. The Graduate (1967)

PG | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.0
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83 Metascore

A disillusioned college graduate finds himself torn between his older lover and her daughter.

Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft, Katharine Ross, William Daniels

Votes: 250,404 | Gross: $104.95M

4. West Side Story (1961)

Not Rated | 153 min | Crime, Drama, Musical

7.5
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86 Metascore

Two youngsters from rival New York City gangs fall in love, but tensions between their respective friends build toward tragedy.

Directors: Jerome Robbins, Robert Wise | Stars: Natalie Wood, George Chakiris, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn

Votes: 95,114 | Gross: $43.66M

5. La Haine (1995)

Not Rated | 98 min | Crime, Drama

8.1
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24 hours in the lives of three young men in the French suburbs the day after a violent riot.

Director: Mathieu Kassovitz | Stars: Vincent Cassel, Hubert Koundé, Saïd Taghmaoui, Abdel Ahmed Ghili

Votes: 145,298 | Gross: $0.31M

6. The Baby-Sitters Club (2020– )

TV-PG | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.4
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Based on the book series of the same name focusing on a group of young girls who start their own babysitting service.

Stars: Sophie Grace, Momona Tamada, Shay Rudolph, Malia Baker

Votes: 1,891

7. Blue Story (2019)

R | 91 min | Crime, Drama

5.9
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69 Metascore

Feature adaptation of Rapman's YouTube series about two young friends who become rivals in a street war.

Director: Rapman | Stars: Stephen Odubola, Micheal Ward, Khali Best, Karla-Simone Spence

Votes: 2,722

8. Gummo (1997)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Drama

6.8
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19 Metascore

Lonely residents of a tornado-stricken Ohio town wander the deserted landscape trying to fulfill their boring, nihilistic lives.

Director: Harmony Korine | Stars: Nick Sutton, Jacob Sewell, Lara Tosh, Jacob Reynolds

Votes: 31,471 | Gross: $0.02M

9. Itaewon Class (2020)

TV-MA | 70 min | Drama, Romance

8.2
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The story of Park Sae Ro Yi who opens a restaurant in Itaewon.

Stars: Seo-joon Park, Da-mi Kim, Jae-myung Yoo, Nara

Votes: 4,265

10. Record of Youth (2020– )

TV-14 | 70 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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Two actors and a makeup artist fight to make their own way in a world that weighs the backgrounds they were born into more than their dreams.

Stars: Bo-Gum Park, So-dam Park, Woo-Seok Byeon, Kwon Soo-Hyeon

Votes: 122

11. Green Street Hooligans (2005)

R | 109 min | Crime, Drama, Sport

7.5
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55 Metascore

A wrongfully expelled Harvard undergrad moves to London, where he is introduced to the violent underworld of football hooliganism.

Director: Lexi Alexander | Stars: Elijah Wood, Charlie Hunnam, Claire Forlani, Marc Warren

Votes: 140,103 | Gross: $0.34M

12. Rent (2005)

PG-13 | 135 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

6.9
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53 Metascore

This is the film version of the Pulitzer and Tony Award winning musical about Bohemians in the East Village of New York City struggling with life, love and AIDS, and the impacts they have on America.

Director: Chris Columbus | Stars: Taye Diggs, Wilson Jermaine Heredia, Rosario Dawson, Anthony Rapp

Votes: 48,252 | Gross: $29.08M

13. The Book Thief (2013)

PG-13 | 131 min | Drama, War

7.6
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53 Metascore

While subjected to the horrors of World War II Germany, young Liesel finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others. In the basement of her home, a Jewish refugee is being protected by her adoptive parents.

Director: Brian Percival | Stars: Sophie Nélisse, Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson, Ben Schnetzer

Votes: 125,550 | Gross: $21.49M

14. The Unicorn (2019– )

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.0
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A widower is eager to move on from the most difficult year of his life, only to realize he's utterly unprepared to raise his two daughters on his own and equally unprepared for the dating world where he's suddenly a hot commodity.

Stars: Walton Goggins, Rob Corddry, Omar Benson Miller, Maya Lynne Robinson

Votes: 1,878

15. To Sir, with Love (1967)

Approved | 105 min | Drama

7.7
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55 Metascore

Idealistic engineer-trainee and his experiences in teaching a group of rambunctious white high school students from the slums of London's East End.

Director: James Clavell | Stars: Sidney Poitier, Judy Geeson, Christian Roberts, Suzy Kendall

Votes: 15,379 | Gross: $42.43M

16. Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion (1997)

TV-14 | 87 min | Animation, Action, Drama

8.1
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Concurrent theatrical ending of the TV series Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995).

Directors: Hideaki Anno, Kazuya Tsurumaki | Stars: Megumi Ogata, Megumi Hayashibara, Yûko Miyamura, Kotono Mitsuishi

Votes: 36,782

17. Quadrophenia (1979)

R | 120 min | Drama, Music

7.3
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79 Metascore

Jimmy loathes his job and parents. He seeks solace with his mod clique, scooter riding and drugs, only to be disappointed.

Director: Franc Roddam | Stars: Phil Daniels, Leslie Ash, Phil Davis, Mark Wingett

Votes: 16,887

18. Nowhere (1997)

R | 82 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

6.5
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44 Metascore

Follows a day in the lives of a group of Los Angeles high school students and the strange lives they lead.

Director: Gregg Araki | Stars: James Duval, Rachel True, Nathan Bexton, Chiara Mastroianni

Votes: 8,113 | Gross: $0.03M

19. Extracurricular (2020)

TV-MA | 50 min | Crime, Drama

7.7
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A model high school student who's steeped in a world of serious crime finds his double life upended when a classmate takes an interest in his secret.

Stars: Dong-Hee Kim, Park Joo-Hyun, Da-bin Jung, Nam Yoon-Su

Votes: 1,705

20. A Brighter Summer Day (1991)

Not Rated | 237 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

8.4
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90 Metascore

Based on a true story, primarily on a conflict between two youth gangs, a 14-year-old boy's girlfriend conflicts with the head of one gang for an unclear reason, until finally the conflict comes to a violent climax.

Director: Edward Yang | Stars: Chen Chang, Lisa Yang, Kuo-Chu Chang, Elaine Jin

Votes: 7,302

21. I Am Jonas (2018 TV Movie)

82 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.0
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Two moments of Jonas's life intertwine, each reflecting the other: in 1995, when he was a secretive teenager, and 18 years later, as an attractive and impulsive thirty-something looking for balance in his life.

Director: Christophe Charrier | Stars: Félix Maritaud, Nicolas Bauwens, Tommy-Lee Baïk, Aure Atika

Votes: 3,672

22. Death Note (2006)

Not Rated | 126 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

7.7
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A battle between the world's two greatest minds begins when Light Yagami finds the Death Note, a notebook with the power to kill, and decides to rid the world of criminals.

Director: Shûsuke Kaneko | Stars: Tatsuya Fujiwara, Ken'ichi Matsuyama, Asaka Seto, Shigeki Hosokawa

Votes: 28,250

23. My Sassy Girl (2001)

Not Rated | 137 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.0
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A young man sees a drunk, cute woman standing too close to the tracks at a metro station in Seoul and pulls her back. She ends up getting him into trouble repeatedly after that, starting on the train.

Director: Jae-young Kwak | Stars: Tae-Hyun Cha, Ji-Hyun Jun, In-mun Kim, Wok-suk Song

Votes: 44,782

24. The Lords of Flatbush (1974)

PG | 86 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.7
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53 Metascore

A group of kids in Brooklyn form a gang. From this moment on they do everything together. This makes things easier but at the same time they have to face new problems.

Directors: Martin Davidson, Stephen Verona | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Henry Winkler, Perry King, Paul Mace

Votes: 3,529

25. Chicuarotes (2019)

95 min | Drama

6.7
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A group of teenagers in Mexico City set out to enrich their lives.

Director: Gael García Bernal | Stars: Daniel Giménez Cacho, Dolores Heredia, Ricardo Abarca, Benny Emmanuel

Votes: 1,784

26. My Best Friend (2018)

90 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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Lorenzo is a quiet teenager who lives with his parents and his younger brother in small city in the Argentinean Patagonia. One day, a family friend's son named Caíto moves south and settles... See full summary »

Director: Martín Deus | Stars: Angelo Mutti Spinetta, Lautaro Rodríguez, Guillermo Pfening, Mariana Anghileri

Votes: 2,367

27. If.... (1968)

R | 111 min | Crime, Drama

7.5
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In this allegorical story, a revolution led by pupil Mick Travis takes place at an old established private school in England.

Director: Lindsay Anderson | Stars: Malcolm McDowell, David Wood, Richard Warwick, Christine Noonan

Votes: 21,893

28. Foxfire (1996)

R | 102 min | Drama

6.2
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Legs Sadovsky gets four other high school girls to think for themselves and react to a teacher's sexual harassment, which gets them suspended. They bond, and rebel, at an abandoned house.

Director: Annette Haywood-Carter | Stars: Hedy Burress, Angelina Jolie, Jenny Lewis, Jenny Shimizu

Votes: 8,476 | Gross: $0.26M

29. Christiane F. (1981)

R | 138 min | Biography, Drama

7.6
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A teen girl in 1970's Berlin becomes addicted to heroin. Everything in her life slowly begins to distort and disappear as she befriends a small crew of junkies and falls in love with a drug-abusing male prostitute.

Director: Uli Edel | Stars: Natja Brunckhorst, Eberhard Auriga, Peggy Bussieck, Lothar Chamski

Votes: 21,222

30. Domestic na Kanojo (2019– )

TV-MA | 25 min | Animation, Drama, Romance

6.7
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Natsuo Fujii is in love with his teacher, Hina. Attempting to forget his feelings towards her, Natsuo goes to a mixer with his classmates where he meets an odd girl named Rui Tachibana. In ... See full summary »

Stars: Mike Haimoto, Bryson Baugus, Sam Butler, Elizabeth Byrd

Votes: 962

31. Endless Poetry (2016)

Unrated | 128 min | Biography, Drama, Fantasy

7.6
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78 Metascore

Surrealist filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky tells the story of himself as a young man becoming a poet in Chile, befriending other artists, and freeing himself from the limits of his youth.

Director: Alejandro Jodorowsky | Stars: Adan Jodorowsky, Brontis Jodorowsky, Leandro Taub, Pamela Flores

Votes: 4,864 | Gross: $0.03M

32. Bangalore Days (2014)

M | 171 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.3
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Three cousins set out to fulfill their Bangalore dreams.

Director: Anjali Menon | Stars: Nazriya Nazim, Nivin Pauly, Dulquer Salmaan, Fahadh Faasil

Votes: 15,665 | Gross: $0.13M

33. Johnny Got His Gun (1971)

R | 111 min | Drama, War

7.9
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71 Metascore

In this tragic, dark, anti-war satire, a patriotic young American in WW1 is rendered blind, deaf, limbless, and mute by a horrific artillery shell attack. Trapped in what's left of his body, he desperately looks for a way to end his life.

Director: Dalton Trumbo | Stars: Timothy Bottoms, Kathy Fields, Marsha Hunt, Jason Robards

Votes: 15,347 | Gross: $0.55M

34. Goliath (2018)

88 min | Crime, Drama

7.0
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Goliat is set in a small industrial town somewhere in Sweden. When Roland is sentenced to prison, his son, 17-year old Kimmie, is expected to provide for the family by taking over his dad's... See full summary »

Director: Peter Grönlund | Stars: Sampo Sarkola, Joakim Sällquist, Cedomir Djordjevic, Sebastian Ljungblad

Votes: 703

35. Elevator to the Gallows (1958)

Not Rated | 91 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.0
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94 Metascore

A self-assured businessman murders his employer, the husband of his mistress, which unintentionally provokes an ill-fated chain of events.

Director: Louis Malle | Stars: Jeanne Moreau, Maurice Ronet, Georges Poujouly, Yori Bertin

Votes: 21,417 | Gross: $0.11M

36. Animals (I) (2019)

109 min | Comedy, Drama

6.1
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65 Metascore

Based on the novel ANIMALS by Emma Jane Unsworth.

Director: Sophie Hyde | Stars: Holliday Grainger, Alia Shawkat, Fra Fee, Dermot Murphy

Votes: 1,397

37. Utøya: July 22 (2018)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama, Thriller

7.2
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71 Metascore

A teenage girl struggles to survive and to find her younger sister during the July 2011 terrorist mass murder at a political summer camp on the Norwegian island of Utøya.

Director: Erik Poppe | Stars: Andrea Berntzen, Aleksander Holmen, Solveig Koløen Birkeland, Brede Fristad

Votes: 11,629

38. 100 Streets (2016)

93 min | Drama

5.7
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44 Metascore

Three people, three extraordinary stories. All lived out within a hundred London streets.

Director: Jim O'Hanlon | Stars: Gemma Arterton, Idris Elba, Tom Cullen, Ryan Gage

Votes: 3,658

39. The Clone (2001–2002)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

8.1
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A young man, who has been secretly cloned by his godfather scientist, falls in love for a Moroccan girl from a rigorous family.

Stars: Murilo Benício, Giovanna Antonelli, Vera Fischer, Reginaldo Faria

Votes: 2,514

40. North Shore (1987)

PG | 96 min | Action, Drama, Romance

6.5
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31 Metascore

Before entering art school, Rick Kane sets out to surf the big wave season on the north shore of Oahu, Hawaii, after winning a surfing contest in an Arizona wave pool by his home. Once in ... See full summary »

Director: William Phelps | Stars: Matt Adler, Nia Peeples, Gregory Harrison, John Philbin

Votes: 2,318 | Gross: $3.83M

41. I'm Not Ashamed (2016)

PG-13 | 112 min | Biography, Drama

5.9
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31 Metascore

The true story of Rachel Joy Scott - the first student killed in the Columbine High School shooting on April 20, 1999.

Director: Brian Baugh | Stars: Masey McLain, Ben Davies, Cameron McKendry, Terri Minton

Votes: 3,182 | Gross: $2.08M

42. Girlhood (2014)

Unrated | 113 min | Drama

6.9
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85 Metascore

A girl with few real prospects joins a gang, reinventing herself and gaining a sense of self confidence in the process. However, she soon finds that this new life does not necessarily make her any happier.

Director: Céline Sciamma | Stars: Karidja Touré, Assa Sylla, Lindsay Karamoh, Mariétou Touré

Votes: 8,017

43. Pelle the Conqueror (1987)

PG-13 | 157 min | Drama

7.8
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When his wife dies, Lassefar (Max von Sydow) takes his 12-year-old son, Pelle (Pelle Hvenegaard), from their home in Sweden to Denmark in search of a better life. Signing on as laborers at ... See full summary »

Director: Bille August | Stars: Pelle Hvenegaard, Max von Sydow, Erik Paaske, Björn Granath

Votes: 9,987 | Gross: $2.05M

44. Big Wednesday (1978)

PG | 120 min | Drama, Sport

7.2
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54 Metascore

The lives of some California surfers from the early 1960s to the 1970s.

Director: John Milius | Stars: Jan-Michael Vincent, William Katt, Gary Busey, Patti D'Arbanville

Votes: 6,034

45. 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: 1,811

46. The Unlisted (2019– )

22 min | Family, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.4
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Twelve-year-old identical twins Dru and Kal discover that the government is secretly tracking and manipulating Australia's youth via electronic tracking devices.

Stars: Vrund Rao, Ved Rao, Abigail Adriano, Miah Madden

Votes: 410

47. That Was Then... This Is Now (1985)

R | 102 min | Crime, Drama

6.2
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45 Metascore

Two juvenile delinquents find themselves growing apart, for one is growing up, and the other is staying young and reckless.

Director: Christopher Cain | Stars: Emilio Estevez, Craig Sheffer, Larry B. Scott, Matthew Dudley

Votes: 2,131 | Gross: $8.63M

48. Tsotsi (2005)

R | 94 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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70 Metascore

Six days in the violent life of a young Johannesburg gang leader.

Director: Gavin Hood | Stars: Presley Chweneyagae, Mothusi Magano, Israel Matseke-Zulu, Terry Pheto

Votes: 27,510 | Gross: $2.91M

49. Monkey Business (1952)

Approved | 97 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.0
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A chemist finds his personal and professional life turned upside down when one of his chimpanzees finds the fountain of youth.

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: Cary Grant, Ginger Rogers, Marilyn Monroe, Charles Coburn

Votes: 12,686

50. The Collector (1967)

Not Rated | 89 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.5
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A womanizing art dealer and a painter find the serenity of their Riviera vacation disturbed by a third guest, a vivacious bohemian woman known for her long list of male conquests.

Director: Éric Rohmer | Stars: Patrick Bauchau, Haydée Politoff, Daniel Pommereulle, Alain Jouffroy

Votes: 6,263



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