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1. Shazam! (2019)

PG-13 | 132 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy | Completed

We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson's case, by shouting out one word - SHAZAM! - this streetwise fourteen-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult superhero Shazam.

Director: David F. Sandberg | Stars: Zachary Levi, Djimon Hounsou, Michelle Borth, Mark Strong

2. Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (2018– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

7.8
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As her 16th birthday nears, Sabrina must choose between the witch world of her family and the human world of her friends. Based on the Archie comic.

Stars: Kiernan Shipka, Ross Lynch, Lucy Davis, Chance Perdomo

Votes: 39,632

3. Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)

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

7.5
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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: 401,144 | Gross: $334.20M

4. Ready Player One (2018)

PG-13 | 140 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.5
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64 Metascore

When the creator of a virtual reality world called the OASIS dies, he releases a video in which he challenges all OASIS users to find his Easter Egg, which will give the finder his fortune.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, Lena Waithe

Votes: 289,006 | Gross: $137.69M

5. 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 maverick scientist Doc Brown.

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

Votes: 920,265 | Gross: $210.61M

6. Spider-Man (2002)

PG-13 | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.3
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73 Metascore

When bitten by a genetically modified spider, a nerdy, shy, and awkward high school student gains spider-like abilities that he eventually must use to fight evil as a superhero after tragedy befalls his family.

Director: Sam Raimi | Stars: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, Willem Dafoe, James Franco

Votes: 632,072 | Gross: $403.71M

7. The Hunger Games (2012)

PG-13 | 142 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.2
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68 Metascore

Katniss Everdeen voluntarily takes her younger sister's place in the Hunger Games: a televised competition in which two teenagers from each of the twelve Districts of Panem are chosen at random to fight to the death.

Director: Gary Ross | Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Stanley Tucci

Votes: 789,361 | Gross: $408.01M

8. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)

PG-13 | 157 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

7.7
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81 Metascore

A young wizard finds himself competing in a hazardous tournament between rival schools of magic, but he is distracted by recurring nightmares.

Director: Mike Newell | Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Eric Sykes

Votes: 482,426 | Gross: $290.01M

9. Boy Meets World (1993–2000)

TV-G | 23 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

8.1
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An adolescent with two siblings tests his various theories about life as he endures the trials of growing alongside a good friend.

Stars: Ben Savage, Rider Strong, William Daniels, Betsy Randle

Votes: 35,746

10. Hanna (2011)

PG-13 | 111 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.8
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65 Metascore

A sixteen-year-old girl who was raised by her father to be the perfect assassin is dispatched on a mission across Europe, tracked by a ruthless intelligence agent and her operatives.

Director: Joe Wright | Stars: Saoirse Ronan, Cate Blanchett, Eric Bana, Vicky Krieps

Votes: 176,720 | Gross: $40.26M

11. Your Name. (2016)

PG | 106 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy

8.4
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79 Metascore

Two strangers find themselves linked in a bizarre way. When a connection forms, will distance be the only thing to keep them apart?

Director: Makoto Shinkai | Stars: Ryûnosuke Kamiki, Mone Kamishiraishi, Ryô Narita, Aoi Yûki

Votes: 127,152 | Gross: $5.02M

12. Wildling (2018)

R | 92 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

5.5
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58 Metascore

A blossoming teenager uncovers the dark secret behind her traumatic childhood.

Director: Fritz Böhm | Stars: Brad Dourif, Liv Tyler, Bel Powley, James Le Gros

Votes: 7,916

13. The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)

PG-13 | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.0
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66 Metascore

After Peter Parker is bitten by a genetically altered spider, he gains newfound, spider-like powers and ventures out to solve the mystery of his parent's mysterious death.

Director: Marc Webb | Stars: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Irrfan Khan

Votes: 519,599 | Gross: $262.03M

14. Ender's Game (2013)

PG-13 | 114 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.6
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51 Metascore

Young Ender Wiggin is recruited by the International Military to lead the fight against the Formics, an insectoid alien race who had previously tried to invade Earth and had inflicted heavy losses on humankind.

Director: Gavin Hood | Stars: Harrison Ford, Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld, Abigail Breslin

Votes: 209,963 | Gross: $61.74M

15. The Little Mermaid (1989)

G | 83 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

7.6
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88 Metascore

A mermaid princess makes a Faustian bargain with an unscrupulous sea-witch in order to meet a human prince on land.

Directors: Ron Clements, John Musker | Stars: Jodi Benson, Samuel E. Wright, Rene Auberjonois, Christopher Daniel Barnes

Votes: 209,721 | Gross: $111.54M

16. Skam (2015–2017)

Not Rated | 30 min | Drama, Romance

8.7
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The story of young teenagers and pupils on Hartvig Nissens upper secondary school in Oslo, and their troubles, scandals and everyday life. Each season is told from a different person's point of view.

Stars: Josefine Frida Pettersen, Iman Meskini, Ulrikke Falch, Lisa Teige

Votes: 22,573

17. The Blue Lagoon (1980)

R | 104 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

5.7
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31 Metascore

In the Victorian period, two children are shipwrecked on a tropical island in the South Pacific. With no adults to guide them, the two make a simple life together, unaware that sexual maturity will eventually intervene.

Director: Randal Kleiser | Stars: Brooke Shields, Christopher Atkins, Leo McKern, William Daniels

Votes: 57,746 | Gross: $58.85M

18. My Friend Dahmer (2017)

R | 107 min | Biography, Drama, Horror

6.3
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68 Metascore

A young Jeffrey Dahmer struggles to belong in high school.

Director: Marc Meyers | Stars: Ross Lynch, Alex Wolff, Anne Heche, Zachary Davis Brown

Votes: 10,330 | Gross: $1.36M

19. Dogtooth (2009)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama, Thriller

7.3
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73 Metascore

Three teenagers live isolated, without leaving their house, because their over-protective parents say they can only leave when their dogtooth falls out.

Director: Yorgos Lanthimos | Stars: Christos Stergioglou, Michele Valley, Angeliki Papoulia, Hristos Passalis

Votes: 67,441 | Gross: $0.11M

20. Teen Wolf (1985)

PG | 91 min | Comedy, Fantasy

6.0
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25 Metascore

An ordinary high school student discovers that his family has an unusual pedigree when he finds himself turning into a werewolf.

Director: Rod Daniel | Stars: Michael J. Fox, James Hampton, Susan Ursitti, Jerry Levine

Votes: 41,180 | Gross: $33.09M

21. The Kings of Summer (2013)

R | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.2
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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: 72,673 | Gross: $1.29M

22. H2O: Just Add Water (2006–2010)

TV-PG | 23 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.3
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Three girls become mermaids after a mysterious island transforms them and gives them special powers.

Stars: Cariba Heine, Phoebe Tonkin, Angus McLaren, Burgess Abernethy

Votes: 10,660

23. Weird Science (1985)

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

6.6
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46 Metascore

Two high school nerds attempt to create the perfect woman, but she turns out to be more than that.

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

Votes: 71,572 | Gross: $23.83M

24. Hannah Montana (2006–2011)

TV-G | 23 min | Comedy, Family, Music

5.0
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Adventures of a teenage pop star who keeps her identity secret from even her closest friends by using a disguise on-stage.

Stars: Miley Cyrus, Emily Osment, Jason Earles, Billy Ray Cyrus

Votes: 33,301

25. Nerve (I) (2016)

PG-13 | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.5
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58 Metascore

A high school senior finds herself immersed in an online game of truth or dare, where her every move starts to become manipulated by an anonymous community of "watchers."

Directors: Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman | Stars: Emma Roberts, Dave Franco, Emily Meade, Miles Heizer

Votes: 101,026 | Gross: $38.56M

26. Precious (II) (2009)

R | 110 min | Drama

7.3
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79 Metascore

In New York City's Harlem circa 1987, an overweight, abused, illiterate teen who is pregnant with her second child is invited to enroll in an alternative school in hopes that her life can head in a new direction.

Director: Lee Daniels | Stars: Gabourey Sidibe, Mo'Nique, Paula Patton, Mariah Carey

Votes: 99,424 | Gross: $47.40M

27. Descendants (2015 TV Movie)

TV-G | 112 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.4
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The teenage son of the king and queen of Auradon offers the trouble-making children of villains a chance to attend prep school in the kingdom.

Director: Kenny Ortega | Stars: Dove Cameron, Cameron Boyce, Booboo Stewart, Sofia Carson

Votes: 11,810

28. Everything, Everything (2017)

PG-13 | 96 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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52 Metascore

A teenager who's spent her whole life confined to her home falls for the boy next door.

Director: Stella Meghie | Stars: Amandla Stenberg, Nick Robinson, Anika Noni Rose, Ana de la Reguera

Votes: 25,762 | Gross: $34.00M

29. Verónica (I) (2017)

TV-MA | 105 min | Horror

6.2
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Madrid, 1991. A teen girl finds herself besieged by an evil supernatural force after she played Ouija with two classmates.

Director: Paco Plaza | Stars: Sandra Escacena, Bruna González, Claudia Placer, Iván Chavero

Votes: 27,910

30. Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse (2015)

R | 93 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

6.3
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32 Metascore

Three scouts, on the eve of their last camp-out, discover the true meaning of friendship when they attempt to save their town from a zombie outbreak.

Director: Christopher Landon | Stars: Tye Sheridan, Logan Miller, Joey Morgan, Sarah Dumont

Votes: 39,922 | Gross: $3.64M

31. Hot Summer Nights (2017)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.4
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44 Metascore

Circa 1980s, a sheltered teenage boy comes of age during a wild summer he spends in Cape Cod getting rich from selling pot to gangsters, falling in love for the first time, partying and eventually realizing that he is in over his head.

Director: Elijah Bynum | Stars: Timothée Chalamet, Maika Monroe, Alex Roe, Emory Cohen

Votes: 7,122

32. Rad (1986)

PG | 91 min | Drama, Sport

7.1
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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: 4,472 | Gross: $2.02M

33. What a Girl Wants (2003)

PG | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

5.9
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41 Metascore

An American teenager learns that her father is a wealthy British politician running for office. Although she is eager to find him, she realizes it could cause a scandal and cost him the election.

Director: Dennie Gordon | Stars: Amanda Bynes, Colin Firth, Kelly Preston, Eileen Atkins

Votes: 54,339 | Gross: $35.99M

34. Sleepaway Camp (1983)

R | 84 min | Horror

6.3
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58 Metascore

Angela Baker, a traumatized and very shy young girl, is sent to summer camp with her cousin. Shortly after her arrival, anyone with sinister or less than honorable intentions gets their comeuppance.

Director: Robert Hiltzik | Stars: Felissa Rose, Jonathan Tiersten, Karen Fields, Christopher Collet

Votes: 21,649 | Gross: $11.00M

35. The Croods (2013)

PG | 98 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.2
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55 Metascore

After their cave is destroyed, a caveman family must trek through an unfamiliar fantastical world with the help of an inventive boy.

Directors: Kirk DeMicco, Chris Sanders | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Ryan Reynolds, Emma Stone, Catherine Keener

Votes: 175,220 | Gross: $187.17M

36. Fright Night (1985)

R | 106 min | Horror, Thriller

7.1
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A teenager discovers that the newcomer in his neighborhood is a vampire, so he turns to an actor in a television horror show for help dealing with the undead.

Director: Tom Holland | Stars: Chris Sarandon, William Ragsdale, Amanda Bearse, Roddy McDowall

Votes: 52,682 | Gross: $24.92M

37. The Secret Circle (2011–2012)

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

7.4
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16 year old Cassie Blake moves to Chance Harbor, Washington to live with her grandmother after her mother mysteriously dies. She discovers she's a witch along with 5 other teens.

Stars: Britt Robertson, Thomas Dekker, Phoebe Tonkin, Shelley Hennig

Votes: 42,846

38. My So-Called Life (1994–1995)

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

8.4
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A 15-year-old girl and her trials and tribulations of being a teenager and dealing with friends, guys, parents and school.

Stars: Bess Armstrong, Wilson Cruz, Claire Danes, Devon Gummersall

Votes: 17,648

39. Wish Upon (2017)

PG-13 | 90 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

5.1
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32 Metascore

A teenage girl discovers a box that carries magic powers and a deadly price for using them.

Director: John R. Leonetti | Stars: Joey King, Ryan Phillippe, Ki Hong Lee, Mitchell Slaggert

Votes: 14,473 | Gross: $14.30M

40. That's So Raven (2003–2007)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.6
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A teenage girl periodically receives brief psychic visions of the near future. Trying to make these visions come true results in trouble, and hilarious situations, for the girl and her friends.

Stars: Raven-Symoné, Orlando Brown, Anneliese van der Pol, Kyle Massey

Votes: 15,783

41. Agent Cody Banks (2003)

PG | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.1
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41 Metascore

A government agent trains Cody Banks in the ways of covert operations that require younger participants.

Director: Harald Zwart | Stars: Frankie Muniz, Hilary Duff, Andrew Francis, Angie Harmon

Votes: 30,544 | Gross: $47.81M

42. The Blackcoat's Daughter (I) (2015)

R | 93 min | Horror, Thriller

5.9
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68 Metascore

Two girls must battle a mysterious evil force when they get left behind at their boarding school over winter break.

Director: Oz Perkins | Stars: Emma Roberts, Kiernan Shipka, Lucy Boynton, James Remar

Votes: 12,410 | Gross: $0.02M

43. Bizaardvark (2016– )

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

3.8
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Centers around two 12-year-old up-and-coming musicians Paige and Frankie who write and perform comedic songs about their everyday lives.

Stars: Olivia Rodrigo, Madison Hu, DeVore Ledridge, Ethan Wacker

Votes: 1,417

44. Blue My Mind (2017)

97 min | Drama, Fantasy

6.1
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63 Metascore

15-year-old Mia is facing an overwhelming transformation which calls her entire existence into question. Her body is changing radically, and despite desperate attempts to halt the process, ... See full summary »

Director: Lisa Brühlmann | Stars: Luna Wedler, Zoë Pastelle Holthuizen, Regula Grauwiller, Georg Scharegg

Votes: 1,063

45. A Goofy Movie (1995)

G | 78 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.8
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When Max makes a preposterous promise to a girl he has a crush on, his chances to fulfilling it seem hopeless when he is dragged onto a cross-country trip with his embarrassing father, Goofy.

Director: Kevin Lima | Stars: Bill Farmer, Jason Marsden, Jim Cummings, Kellie Martin

Votes: 40,406 | Gross: $35.35M

46. Ask Me Anything (2014)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama

6.1
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A confused teenager writes a blog revealing her daily activities and secrets, advised to do so by her high school guidance counselor in lieu of moving onto her first year in college.

Director: Allison Burnett | Stars: Britt Robertson, Molly Hagan, Andy Buckley, Robert Patrick

Votes: 10,592

47. The Inbetweeners Movie (2011)

R | 97 min | Comedy

6.8
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44 Metascore

Four socially troubled 18-year-olds from the south of England go on holiday to Malia.

Director: Ben Palmer | Stars: James Buckley, Blake Harrison, Joe Thomas, Simon Bird

Votes: 72,610 | Gross: $0.04M

48. Monster Trucks (2016)

PG | 104 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.7
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41 Metascore

A young man working at a small town junkyard discovers and befriends a creature which feeds on oil being sought by a fracking company.

Director: Chris Wedge | Stars: Lucas Till, Jane Levy, Thomas Lennon, Barry Pepper

Votes: 13,280 | Gross: $33.37M

49. Girls Just Want to Have Fun (1985)

PG | 90 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

6.0
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56 Metascore

Janey is new in town and soon meets Lynne, who shares her passion for dancing in general and "Dance TV" in particular. When a competition is announced to find a new Dance TV regular couple,... See full summary »

Director: Alan Metter | Stars: Biff Yeager, Kristi Somers, Richard Blade, Ian Michael Giatti

Votes: 8,984 | Gross: $6.33M

50. Wolves (2014)

R | 91 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

5.3
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37 Metascore

A boy is trying to find out about his family history and stumbles upon a town of lycans.

Director: David Hayter | Stars: Lucas Till, Stephen McHattie, John Pyper-Ferguson, Merritt Patterson

Votes: 7,202



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