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1. Big Mouth (2017– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Romance

8.0
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Teenage friends find their lives upended by the wonders and horrors of puberty.

Stars: Nick Kroll, John Mulaney, Jessi Klein, Jenny Slate

Votes: 38,307

2. 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: 115,909 | Gross: $132.42M

3. The Predator (2018)

R | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

5.4
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48 Metascore

When a young boy accidentally triggers the universe's most lethal hunters' return to Earth, only a ragtag crew of ex-soldiers and a disgruntled scientist can prevent the end of the human race.

Director: Shane Black | Stars: Boyd Holbrook, Trevante Rhodes, Jacob Tremblay, Keegan-Michael Key

Votes: 100,840 | Gross: $51.02M

4. 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: 318,553 | Gross: $25.38M

5. Casper (1995)

PG | 100 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.1
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49 Metascore

A paranormal expert and his daughter bunk in an abandoned house populated by three mischievous ghosts and one friendly one.

Director: Brad Silberling | Stars: Bill Pullman, Christina Ricci, Cathy Moriarty, Eric Idle

Votes: 109,196 | Gross: $100.33M

6. Fresh Off the Boat (2015– )

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

7.8
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A Taiwanese family makes their way in America during the 1990s.

Stars: Randall Park, Constance Wu, Hudson Yang, Forrest Wheeler

Votes: 19,965

7. Inside Out (I) (2015)

PG | 95 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

8.2
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94 Metascore

After young Riley is uprooted from her Midwest life and moved to San Francisco, her emotions - Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness - conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house, and school.

Directors: Pete Docter, Ronnie Del Carmen | Stars: Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Lewis Black, Mindy Kaling

Votes: 548,594 | Gross: $356.46M

8. Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011)

PG-13 | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4
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68 Metascore

A middle-aged husband's life changes dramatically when his wife asks him for a divorce. He seeks to rediscover his manhood with the help of a newfound friend, Jacob, learning to pick up girls at bars.

Directors: Glenn Ficarra, John Requa | Stars: Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Julianne Moore, Emma Stone

Votes: 441,371 | Gross: $84.35M

9. Movie 43 (2013)

R | 94 min | Comedy

4.3
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18 Metascore

A series of interconnected short films follows a washed-up producer as he pitches insane story lines featuring some of the biggest stars in Hollywood.

Directors: Elizabeth Banks, Steven Brill, Steve Carr, Rusty Cundieff, James Duffy, Griffin Dunne, Peter Farrelly, Patrik Forsberg, Will Graham, James Gunn, Brett Ratner, Jonathan van Tulleken, Bob Odenkirk | Stars: Emma Stone, Stephen Merchant, Richard Gere, Liev Schreiber

Votes: 94,162 | Gross: $8.83M

10. Little (I) (2019)

PG-13 | 109 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

5.4
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49 Metascore

A woman is transformed into her younger self at a point in her life when the pressures of adulthood become too much to bear.

Director: Tina Gordon | Stars: Regina Hall, Issa Rae, Marsai Martin, Justin Hartley

Votes: 6,205 | Gross: $40.67M

11. Lizzie McGuire (2001–2004)

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

6.5
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The daily adventures of an adolescent girl whose real thoughts and emotions are expressed by her sarcastic animated alter ego.

Stars: Hilary Duff, Adam Lamberg, Robert Carradine, Lalaine

Votes: 16,049

12. Family Matters (1989–1998)

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

6.5
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The Winslow family deal with various misadventures, many of them caused by their pesky next-door neighbor, ultra-nerd Steve Urkel.

Stars: Reginald VelJohnson, Jaleel White, Kellie Shanygne Williams, Darius McCrary

Votes: 22,532

13. 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: 322,724 | Gross: $127.00M

14. Role Models (2008)

R | 99 min | Comedy

6.8
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61 Metascore

Wild behavior forces a pair of energy drink reps to enroll in a Big Brother program.

Director: David Wain | Stars: Paul Rudd, Seann William Scott, Elizabeth Banks, Christopher Mintz-Plasse

Votes: 212,812 | Gross: $67.29M

15. 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: 107,978 | Gross: $12.13M

16. Girl Meets World (2014–2017)

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

7.2
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More than a decade after Boy Meets World (1993), Cory and Topanga Matthews are married and have two children. Their daughter, Riley, faces life lessons through her family, friends, and school--where her father is her history teacher--as her parents did when they were younger.

Stars: Rowan Blanchard, Sabrina Carpenter, Ben Savage, Danielle Fishel

Votes: 11,826

17. The Amazing World of Gumball (2011–2019)

11 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

8.1
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The life of a twelve-year-old boy who happens to be a blue cat as he lives with his family and other strange creatures.

Stars: Dan Russell, Teresa Gallagher, Kyla Rae Kowalewski, Jacob Hopkins

Votes: 16,902

18. Insecure (2016– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Romance

7.8
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Follows the awkward experiences and racy tribulations of a modern-day African-American woman.

Stars: Issa Rae, Yvonne Orji, Jay Ellis, Lisa Joyce

Votes: 9,383

19. Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.2
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56 Metascore

The adventures of a 12 year old who is fresh out of elementary and transitions to middle school, where he has to learn the consequences and responsibility to survive the year.

Director: Thor Freudenthal | Stars: Zachary Gordon, Robert Capron, Rachael Harris, Steve Zahn

Votes: 39,228 | Gross: $64.00M

20. Bride Wars (2009)

PG | 89 min | Comedy, Romance

5.5
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24 Metascore

Two best friends become rivals when they schedule their respective weddings on the same day.

Director: Gary Winick | Stars: Kate Hudson, Anne Hathaway, Candice Bergen, Bryan Greenberg

Votes: 95,448 | Gross: $58.72M

21. Andi Mack (2017–2019)

TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Family

7.2
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A contemporary coming-of-age story about a girl who's trying to determine where she fits in, when her free-spirited older sister returns with a revelation that changes everything, it sends Andi on an uncharted course of self-discovery.

Stars: Peyton Elizabeth Lee, Joshua Rush, Sofia Wylie, Asher Angel

Votes: 1,668

22. Flipped (I) (2010)

PG | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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45 Metascore

Two eighth-graders start to have feelings for each other despite being total opposites.

Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Madeline Carroll, Callan McAuliffe, Rebecca De Mornay, Anthony Edwards

Votes: 75,835 | Gross: $1.75M

23. Sleepover (2004)

PG | 89 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

5.3
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33 Metascore

Four best friends, desperate to improve their social status, enter into an all-night scavenger hunt against the popular clique in their school.

Director: Joe Nussbaum | Stars: Alexa PenaVega, Mika Boorem, Scout Taylor-Compton, Jane Lynch

Votes: 14,522 | Gross: $9.44M

24. Aquamarine (2006)

PG | 104 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

5.3
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51 Metascore

Two teenage girls discover a mermaid in their beach club's swimming pool.

Director: Elizabeth Allen Rosenbaum | Stars: Emma Roberts, JoJo, Sara Paxton, Jake McDorman

Votes: 35,985 | Gross: $18.60M

25. Pay It Forward (2000)

PG-13 | 123 min | Drama

7.2
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40 Metascore

A young boy attempts to make the world a better place after his teacher gives him that chance.

Director: Mimi Leder | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Haley Joel Osment, Helen Hunt, Jay Mohr

Votes: 107,988 | Gross: $33.52M

26. Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life (2016)

PG | 92 min | Comedy, Family

6.1
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51 Metascore

After his principal (Andy Daly) destroys his sketchbook, Rafe (Griffin Gluck) and his best friend Leo (Thomas Barbusca) decide to "destroy his book" and break every rule in the school's Code of Conduct.

Director: Steve Carr | Stars: Griffin Gluck, Lauren Graham, Alexa Nisenson, Andrew Daly

Votes: 6,652 | Gross: $19.99M

27. Good Morning, Miss Bliss (1987–1989)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

6.8
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Miss Carrie Bliss, a recently widowed middle school teacher at a school in Indianapolis, must balance her personal and professional lives as she helps her students tackle life lessons.

Stars: Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Hayley Mills, Dustin Diamond, Dennis Haskins

Votes: 1,335

28. The Longshots (2008)

PG | 94 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

5.3
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52 Metascore

The true story of Jasmine Plummer who, at the age of eleven, became the first female to play in Pop Warner football tournament in its 56-year history.

Director: Fred Durst | Stars: Ice Cube, Keke Palmer, Tasha Smith, Jill Marie Jones

Votes: 3,636 | Gross: $11.51M

29. 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: 12,698

30. The Secret World of Alex Mack (1994–1998)

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

7.5
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She's Alex Mack. One minute she's walking home...the next there's a crash and she's drenched in some weird chemical! Then she gets powers...

Stars: Larisa Oleynik, Meredith Bishop, Darris Love, Michael Blakley

Votes: 4,188

31. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules (2011)

PG | 99 min | Comedy, Family

6.5
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51 Metascore

Back in middle school after summer vacation, Greg Heffley and his older brother Rodrick must deal with their parents' misguided attempts to have them bond.

Director: David Bowers | Stars: Zachary Gordon, Devon Bostick, Robert Capron, Rachael Harris

Votes: 23,571 | Gross: $52.70M

32. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (2012)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Family

6.3
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54 Metascore

School's out. Summer vacation is on. However, Greg may not have the best summer vacation ever. What could go wrong?

Director: David Bowers | Stars: Zachary Gordon, Robert Capron, Devon Bostick, Steve Zahn

Votes: 19,921 | Gross: $49.01M

33. Little Men (2016)

PG | 85 min | Drama

6.7
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86 Metascore

A new pair of best friends have their bond tested by their parents' battle over a dress shop lease.

Director: Ira Sachs | Stars: Greg Kinnear, Jennifer Ehle, Paulina García, Theo Taplitz

Votes: 6,222 | Gross: $0.70M

34. Welcome to the Dollhouse (1995)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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83 Metascore

An unattractive seventh grader struggles to cope with inattentive parents, snobbish classmates, a smart older brother, an attractive younger sister and her own insecurities in suburban New Jersey.

Director: Todd Solondz | Stars: Heather Matarazzo, Christina Brucato, Victoria Davis, Christina Vidal

Votes: 30,226 | Gross: $4.77M

35. The Mighty (1998)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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Two young boys, both social outcasts in their small town, form an unlikely friendship.

Director: Peter Chelsom | Stars: Kieran Culkin, Elden Henson, Sharon Stone, Harry Dean Stanton

Votes: 11,801 | Gross: $2.64M

36. Valentine (2001)

R | 96 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

4.8
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18 Metascore

Five women are stalked by an unknown assailant while preparing for Valentine's Day.

Director: Jamie Blanks | Stars: Denise Richards, David Boreanaz, Marley Shelton, Jessica Capshaw

Votes: 23,588 | Gross: $20.38M

38. Phil of the Future (2004–2006)

TV-G | 25 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

7.0
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A family from 2121 is stuck in 2004, trying desperately to fit in.

Stars: Raviv Ullman, Amy Bruckner, Craig Anton, Lise Simms

Votes: 6,345

39. Yu Yu Hakusho: Ghost Files (1992–1995)

TV-Y7 | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.4
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One day, 14-year-old Yusuke Urameshi suddenly finds himself dead, having died pushing a child out of the way of oncoming traffic. Since he has such a bad personality, even the Spirit World ... See full summary »

Stars: Nozomu Sasaki, Justin Cook, Christopher Sabat, Cynthia Cranz

Votes: 10,163

40. Joe Somebody (2001)

PG | 98 min | Comedy, Drama

5.5
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42 Metascore

When Joe is beat up by a co-worker in front of his daughter on "Bring Your Child To Work Day", he decides to fight back.

Director: John Pasquin | Stars: Tim Allen, Julie Bowen, Kelly Lynch, Greg Germann

Votes: 9,595 | Gross: $22.77M

41. La vie scolaire (2019)

111 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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The daily life of a school located in Saint Denis.

Directors: Mehdi Idir, Grand Corps Malade | Stars: Redouane Bougheraba, Maera Chouaki, Bakary Diombera, Adèle Galloy

Votes: 207

42. 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: 6,874 | Gross: $17.29M

43. Air Bud (1997)

PG | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

5.2
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An unexpected player joins the school basketball team - a circus dog who escaped from a cruel master.

Director: Charles Martin Smith | Stars: Michael Jeter, Kevin Zegers, Wendy Makkena, Bill Cobbs

Votes: 15,383 | Gross: $24.63M

44. Akeelah and the Bee (2006)

PG | 112 min | Drama, Family

7.3
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72 Metascore

A young girl from South Los Angeles tries to make it to the National Spelling Bee.

Director: Doug Atchison | Stars: Angela Bassett, Laurence Fishburne, Keke Palmer, Curtis Armstrong

Votes: 17,387 | Gross: $18.81M

45. Bad Teacher (2014)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy

5.2
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Centers on a sexy, foul-mouthed divorcée who becomes a teacher to find her next husband.

Stars: Ari Graynor, Sara Gilbert, Ryan Hansen, Sara Rodier

Votes: 2,580

46. The Thirteenth Year (1999 TV Movie)

TV-G | 95 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

5.9
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A teen learns that his birth mother is a mermaid after he begins to grow fins and slimy scales on his thirteenth birthday.

Director: Duwayne Dunham | Stars: Chez Starbuck, Justin Jon Ross, Courtnee Draper, Brent Briscoe

Votes: 4,219

47. 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: 16,382

48. Unfabulous (2004–2007)

24 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.2
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Unfabulous follows the life and times of teenager Addie Singer. Addie is a big fan of music and at every opportunity will write and sing about her life. The show outlines typical teenage ... See full summary »

Stars: Emma Roberts, Melise, Jordan Calloway, Brandon Kelly

Votes: 2,996

49. The Clique (2008 Video)

PG | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

5.1
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A young girl tries to fit in with a clique of popular middle school girls after moving into the guest house of one of their homes.

Director: Michael Lembeck | Stars: Elizabeth McLaughlin, Ellen Marlow, Sophie Anna Everhard, Samantha Boscarino

Votes: 5,288

50. American Heart (1992)

R | 113 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.8
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An ex-convict is tracked down by his estranged teenage son, and the pair try to build a relationship and life together in Seattle.

Director: Martin Bell | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Edward Furlong, John Boylan, Greg Sevigny

Votes: 2,891 | Gross: $0.38M



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