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1. Riverdale (2017– )

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

7.2
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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: 95,125

2. Mean Girls (2004)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy

7.0
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66 Metascore

Cady Heron is a hit with The Plastics, the A-list girl clique at her new school, until she makes the mistake of falling for Aaron Samuels, the ex-boyfriend of alpha Plastic Regina George.

Director: Mark Waters | Stars: Lindsay Lohan, Jonathan Bennett, Rachel McAdams, Tina Fey

Votes: 307,940 | Gross: $86.06M

3. Superbad (2007)

R | 113 min | Comedy

7.6
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76 Metascore

Two co-dependent high school seniors are forced to deal with separation anxiety after their plan to stage a booze-soaked party goes awry.

Director: Greg Mottola | Stars: Michael Cera, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Bill Hader

Votes: 491,438 | Gross: $121.46M

4. 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: 117,536

5. Pitch Perfect (2012)

PG-13 | 112 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

7.2
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66 Metascore

Beca, a freshman at Barden University, is cajoled into joining The Bellas, her school's all-girls singing group. Injecting some much needed energy into their repertoire, The Bellas take on their male rivals in a campus competition.

Director: Jason Moore | Stars: Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow, Rebel Wilson, Anna Camp

Votes: 260,784 | Gross: $65.00M

6. Scream: The TV Series (2015– )

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

7.2
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A serialized anthology series that follows a group of teenagers being targeted by a masked serial killer.

Stars: Willa Fitzgerald, Bex Taylor-Klaus, John Karna, Carlson Young

Votes: 31,051

7. Scream 4 (2011)

R | 111 min | Horror, Mystery

6.1
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52 Metascore

Ten years have passed, and Sidney Prescott, who has put herself back together thanks in part to her writing, is visited by the Ghostface Killer.

Director: Wes Craven | Stars: Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Lucy Hale

Votes: 120,471 | Gross: $38.18M

8. What We Do in the Shadows (2014)

R | 86 min | Comedy, Horror

7.7
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76 Metascore

Viago, Deacon and Vladislav are vampires who are finding that modern life has them struggling with the mundane - like paying rent, keeping up with the chore wheel, trying to get into nightclubs and overcoming flatmate conflicts.

Directors: Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi | Stars: Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi, Cori Gonzalez-Macuer, Jonny Brugh

Votes: 131,638 | Gross: $3.33M

9. Kick-Ass (2010)

R | 117 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.6
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66 Metascore

Dave Lizewski is an unnoticed high school student and comic book fan who one day decides to become a superhero, even though he has no powers, training or meaningful reason to do so.

Director: Matthew Vaughn | Stars: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Nicolas Cage, Chloë Grace Moretz, Garrett M. Brown

Votes: 503,509 | Gross: $48.07M

10. EuroTrip (2004)

R | 92 min | Comedy

6.6
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45 Metascore

Dumped by his girlfriend, a high school grad decides to embark on an overseas adventure in Europe with his friends.

Directors: Jeff Schaffer, Alec Berg, David Mandel | Stars: Scott Mechlowicz, Jacob Pitts, Michelle Trachtenberg, Travis Wester

Votes: 184,794 | Gross: $17.72M

11. Napoleon Dynamite (2004)

PG | 96 min | Comedy

6.9
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64 Metascore

A listless and alienated teenager decides to help his new friend win the class presidency in their small western high school, while he must deal with his bizarre family life back home.

Director: Jared Hess | Stars: Jon Heder, Efren Ramirez, Jon Gries, Aaron Ruell

Votes: 187,228 | Gross: $44.54M

12. Jennifer's Body (2009)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Horror

5.2
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47 Metascore

A newly possessed high school cheerleader turns into a succubus who specializes in killing her male classmates. Can her best friend put an end to the horror?

Director: Karyn Kusama | Stars: Megan Fox, Amanda Seyfried, Adam Brody, Johnny Simmons

Votes: 108,080 | Gross: $16.20M

13. Workaholics (2011–2017)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy

8.1
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A single-camera comedy featuring three friends who work together as telemarketers from 9 to 5, and live together from 5 to 9.

Stars: Blake Anderson, Adam Devine, Anders Holm, Maribeth Monroe

Votes: 43,365

14. Cloverfield (2008)

PG-13 | 85 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.0
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64 Metascore

A group of friends venture deep into the streets of New York on a rescue mission during a rampaging monster attack.

Director: Matt Reeves | Stars: Mike Vogel, Jessica Lucas, Lizzy Caplan, T.J. Miller

Votes: 355,743 | Gross: $80.05M

15. 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: 128,553 | Gross: $14.12M

16. Green Room (2015)

R | 95 min | Horror, Music, Thriller

7.0
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79 Metascore

A punk rock band is forced to fight for survival after witnessing a murder at a neo-Nazi skinhead bar.

Director: Jeremy Saulnier | Stars: Anton Yelchin, Imogen Poots, Alia Shawkat, Patrick Stewart

Votes: 94,107 | Gross: $3.22M

17. Easy A (2010)

PG-13 | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.1
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72 Metascore

A clean-cut high school student relies on the school's rumor mill to advance her social and financial standing.

Director: Will Gluck | Stars: Emma Stone, Amanda Bynes, Penn Badgley, Dan Byrd

Votes: 335,891 | Gross: $58.40M

18. Bring It On (2000)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

6.0
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52 Metascore

A champion high school cheerleading squad discovers its previous captain stole all their best routines from an inner-city school and must scramble to compete at this year's championships.

Director: Peyton Reed | Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Eliza Dushku, Jesse Bradford, Gabrielle Union

Votes: 82,268 | Gross: $68.38M

19. The Green Inferno (2013)

R | 100 min | Adventure, Horror

5.3
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38 Metascore

A group of student activists travels to the Amazon to save the rain forest and soon discover that they are not alone, and that no good deed goes unpunished.

Director: Eli Roth | Stars: Lorenza Izzo, Ariel Levy, Aaron Burns, Kirby Bliss Blanton

Votes: 34,368 | Gross: $7.19M

20. Boyhood (I) (2014)

R | 165 min | Drama

7.9
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100 Metascore

The life of Mason, from early childhood to his arrival at college.

Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke, Elijah Smith

Votes: 319,440 | Gross: $25.38M

21. Project X (2012)

R | 88 min | Comedy

6.6
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48 Metascore

3 high school seniors throw a birthday party to make a name for themselves. As the night progresses, things spiral out of control as word of the party spreads.

Director: Nima Nourizadeh | Stars: Thomas Mann, Oliver Cooper, Jonathan Daniel Brown, Dax Flame

Votes: 180,120 | Gross: $54.73M

22. Waiting... (I) (2005)

R | 94 min | Comedy

6.8
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30 Metascore

Young employees at Shenaniganz restaurant collectively stave off boredom and adulthood with their antics.

Director: Rob McKittrick | Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Anna Faris, John Francis Daley, Justin Long

Votes: 84,979 | Gross: $16.12M

23. The Spectacular Now (2013)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.1
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82 Metascore

A hard-partying high school senior's philosophy on life changes when he meets the not-so-typical "nice girl."

Director: James Ponsoldt | Stars: Miles Teller, Shailene Woodley, Kyle Chandler, Jennifer Jason Leigh

Votes: 136,162 | Gross: $6.85M

24. It's Kind of a Funny Story (2010)

PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.1
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63 Metascore

A clinically depressed teenager gets a new start after he checks himself into an adult psychiatric ward.

Directors: Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck | Stars: Keir Gilchrist, Zach Galifianakis, Emma Roberts, Dana DeVestern

Votes: 127,692 | Gross: $6.35M

25. The Duff (2015)

PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Romance

6.5
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56 Metascore

A high school senior instigates a social pecking order revolution after finding out that she has been labeled the DUFF - Designated Ugly Fat Friend - by her prettier, more popular counterparts.

Director: Ari Sandel | Stars: Mae Whitman, Bella Thorne, Robbie Amell, Allison Janney

Votes: 76,773 | Gross: $34.02M

26. Neighbors (I) (2014)

R | 97 min | Comedy

6.3
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68 Metascore

After they are forced to live next to a fraternity house, a couple with a newborn baby do whatever they can to take them down.

Director: Nicholas Stoller | Stars: Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne, Zac Efron, Lisa Kudrow

Votes: 269,999 | Gross: $150.16M

27. John Tucker Must Die (2006)

PG-13 | 89 min | Comedy, Romance

5.7
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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: 76,246 | Gross: $41.01M

28. 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: 41,310 | Gross: $3.64M

29. Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016)

R | 92 min | Comedy

5.7
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58 Metascore

When their new next-door neighbors turn out to be a sorority even more debaucherous than the fraternity previously living there, Mac and Kelly team with their former enemy, Teddy, to bring the girls down.

Director: Nicholas Stoller | Stars: Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne, Zac Efron, Chloë Grace Moretz

Votes: 105,506 | Gross: $55.29M

30. The Secret Life of the American Teenager (2008–2013)

TV-14 | 43 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

4.9
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15 year old Amy ends up pregnant after one night at band camp, throwing her whole life upside down. It doesn't help that she's now going to school with that guy.

Stars: Shailene Woodley, Molly Ringwald, India Eisley, Mark Derwin

Votes: 18,741

31. Clerks II (2006)

R | 97 min | Comedy

7.3
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65 Metascore

A calamity at Dante and Randal's shops sends them looking for new horizons - but they ultimately settle at the fast food empire Mooby's.

Director: Kevin Smith | Stars: Brian O'Halloran, Jeff Anderson, Rosario Dawson, Jason Mewes

Votes: 125,701 | Gross: $24.14M

32. Hot Girls Wanted (2015)

84 min | Documentary

6.1
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A documentary about young women who have been drawn into the sex trade - and how easy it is for a web-savvy generation to end up making porn.

Directors: Jill Bauer, Ronna Gradus | Stars: Farrah Laurel Abraham, John Anthony, Rachel Bernard, Carrie Brooks

Votes: 14,105

33. Accepted (2006)

PG-13 | 93 min | Comedy

6.4
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47 Metascore

A high school slacker who's rejected by every school he applies to opts to create his own institution of higher learning, the South Harmon Institute of Technology, on a rundown piece of property near his hometown.

Director: Steve Pink | Stars: Justin Long, Jonah Hill, Blake Lively, Adam Herschman

Votes: 117,634 | Gross: $36.32M

34. We Are Your Friends (2015)

R | 96 min | Drama, Music, Romance

6.2
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46 Metascore

Caught between a forbidden romance and the expectations of his friends, aspiring DJ Cole Carter attempts to find the path in life that leads to fame and fortune.

Director: Max Joseph | Stars: Zac Efron, Wes Bentley, Emily Ratajkowski, Jonny Weston

Votes: 33,154 | Gross: $3.59M

35. 21 & Over (2013)

R | 93 min | Comedy

5.8
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34 Metascore

The night before his big medical school interview, a promising student celebrates his 21st birthday with his two best friends.

Directors: Jon Lucas, Scott Moore | Stars: Miles Teller, Justin Chon, Jonathan Keltz, Sarah Wright

Votes: 69,421 | Gross: $25.68M

36. Dope (2015)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.2
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72 Metascore

Life changes for Malcolm, a geek who's surviving life in a tough neighborhood, after a chance invitation to an underground party leads him and his friends into a Los Angeles adventure.

Director: Rick Famuyiwa | Stars: Shameik Moore, Tony Revolori, Kiersey Clemons, Kimberly Elise

Votes: 77,451 | Gross: $17.47M

37. Friend Request (2016)

R | 92 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.3
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31 Metascore

When a college student unfriends a mysterious girl online, she finds herself fighting a demonic presence that wants to make her lonely by killing her closest friends.

Director: Simon Verhoeven | Stars: Alycia Debnam-Carey, William Moseley, Connor Paolo, Brit Morgan

Votes: 22,277 | Gross: $3.76M

38. Fun Size (2012)

PG-13 | 86 min | Adventure, Comedy

5.4
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37 Metascore

Wren's Halloween plans go awry when she's made to babysit her brother, who disappears into a sea of trick-or-treaters. With her best friend and two nerds at her side, she needs to find her brother before her mom finds out he's missing.

Director: Josh Schwartz | Stars: Victoria Justice, Johnny Knoxville, Chelsea Handler, Ana Gasteyer

Votes: 13,088 | Gross: $9.40M

39. Frank (II) (2014)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.0
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75 Metascore

Jon, a young wanna-be musician, discovers he's bitten off more than he can chew when he joins an eccentric pop band led by the mysterious and enigmatic Frank.

Director: Lenny Abrahamson | Stars: Michael Fassbender, Domhnall Gleeson, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Moira Brooker

Votes: 71,065 | Gross: $0.64M

40. Drillbit Taylor (2008)

PG-13 | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

5.7
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41 Metascore

Three kids hire a low-budget bodyguard to protect them from the playground bully.

Director: Steven Brill | Stars: Owen Wilson, Josh Peck, Alex Frost, Nate Hartley

Votes: 55,769 | Gross: $32.85M

41. Dear White People (2014)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.1
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79 Metascore

The lives of four black students at an Ivy League college.

Director: Justin Simien | Stars: Tyler James Williams, Tessa Thompson, Kyle Gallner, Teyonah Parris

Votes: 23,609 | Gross: $4.40M

42. Sugar & Spice (2001)

PG-13 | 81 min | Comedy, Crime

5.7
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48 Metascore

A popular high-school cheerleader becomes pregnant by the star quarterback and turns to crime to support her desired lifestyle.

Director: Francine McDougall | Stars: Marla Sokoloff, Marley Shelton, Melissa George, Mena Suvari

Votes: 12,971 | Gross: $13.28M

43. Dance of the Dead (2008)

R | 87 min | Comedy, Horror

5.8
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On the night of the big High-School Prom, the dead rise to eat the living, and the only people who can stop them are the losers who couldn't get dates to the dance.

Director: Gregg Bishop | Stars: Jared Kusnitz, Greyson Chadwick, Chandler Darby, Carissa Capobianco

Votes: 10,949

44. Wonderfalls (2004)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

8.2
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Jaye Tyler is a loner living in Niagara Falls who, after graduating college, has fallen into a care-free comfortable rut living in a trailer park and working as a retail clerk in the Falls ... See full summary »

Stars: Caroline Dhavernas, Katie Finneran, Tyron Leitso, William Sadler

Votes: 11,710

45. Twelve (2010)

R | 93 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.7
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22 Metascore

A young drug dealer watches as his high-rolling life is dismantled in the wake of his cousin's murder, which sees his best friend arrested for the crime.

Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Chace Crawford, Emma Roberts, Rory Culkin, Philip Ettinger

Votes: 11,606 | Gross: $0.18M

46. Life Is Strange (2015 Video Game)

M | Adventure, Drama, Mystery

8.9
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An awkward photography student named Max discovers her ability to rewind time, and reunites with her estranged best friend Chloe to investigate the mysterious disappearance of a local girl.

Directors: Raoul Barbet, Michel Koch | Stars: Hannah Telle, Ashly Burch, Nik Shriner, Dani Knights

Votes: 8,170

47. Chain Letter (2009)

R | 96 min | Horror

4.1
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A maniac murders teens when they refuse to forward chain mail.

Director: Deon Taylor | Stars: Nikki Reed, Keith David, Brad Dourif, Madison Bauer

Votes: 4,840 | Gross: $0.14M

48. The Hard Times of RJ Berger (2010– )

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy

7.4
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The daily life of an unpopular high school student.

Stars: Paul Iacono, Jareb Dauplaise, Kara Taitz, Amber Lancaster

Votes: 5,507

49. High School (2010)

R | 99 min | Comedy

5.8
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31 Metascore

A high school valedictorian who gets baked with the local stoner finds himself the subject of a drug test. The situation causes him to concoct an ambitious plan to get his entire graduating class to face the same fate, and fail.

Director: John Stalberg Jr. | Stars: Matt Bush, Sean Marquette, Adrien Brody, Colin Hanks

Votes: 7,103 | Gross: $0.14M

50. To Save a Life (2009)

PG-13 | 120 min | Drama

6.9
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19 Metascore

After a childhood friend's death, Jake Taylor, an all-star athlete must change his life - and sacrifice his dreams to save the lives of others.

Director: Brian Baugh | Stars: Randy Wayne, Deja Kreutzberg, Joshua Weigel, Steven Crowder

Votes: 5,256 | Gross: $3.77M



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