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1. Tall Girl (2019)

TV-PG | 101 min | Comedy

5.5
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Jodi, the tallest girl in her high school, has always felt uncomfortable in her own skin. But after years of slouching, being made fun of, and avoiding attention at all costs, Jodi finally decides to find the confidence to stand tall.

Director: Nzingha Stewart | Stars: Ava Michelle, Griffin Gluck, Sabrina Carpenter, Paris Berelc

Votes: 4,126

2. Blinded by the Light (2019)

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

7.0
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71 Metascore

In England in 1987, a teenager from an Asian family learns to live his life, understand his family and find his own voice through the music of American rock star Bruce Springsteen.

Director: Gurinder Chadha | Stars: Billy Barratt, Ronak Singh Chadha Berges, Viveik Kalra, Lee Barnett

Votes: 6,699 | Gross: $11.47M

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: 489,730 | Gross: $121.46M

4. 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: 116,115 | Gross: $132.42M

5. 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: 441,569 | Gross: $84.35M

6. The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)

PG-13 | 103 min | Drama

8.0
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67 Metascore

An introvert freshman is taken under the wings of two seniors who welcome him to the real world.

Director: Stephen Chbosky | Stars: Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Ezra Miller, Paul Rudd

Votes: 427,484 | Gross: $17.74M

7. Juno (2007)

PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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81 Metascore

Faced with an unplanned pregnancy, an offbeat young woman makes an unusual decision regarding her unborn child.

Director: Jason Reitman | Stars: Ellen Page, Michael Cera, Jennifer Garner, Jason Bateman

Votes: 469,821 | Gross: $143.50M

8. The Book of Henry (2017)

PG-13 | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.6
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31 Metascore

With instructions from her genius son's carefully crafted notebook, a single mother sets out to rescue a young girl from the hands of her abusive stepfather.

Director: Colin Trevorrow | Stars: Naomi Watts, Jaeden Martell, Jacob Tremblay, Sarah Silverman

Votes: 20,736 | Gross: $4.22M

9. 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: 6,273 | Gross: $40.67M

10. 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: 135,739 | Gross: $6.85M

11. The Karate Kid (2010)

PG | 140 min | Action, Drama, Family

6.2
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61 Metascore

Work causes a single mother to move to China with her young son; in his new home, the boy embraces kung fu, taught to him by a master.

Director: Harald Zwart | Stars: Jackie Chan, Jaden Smith, Taraji P. Henson, Wenwen Han

Votes: 148,580 | Gross: $176.59M

12. 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: 39,252 | Gross: $64.00M

13. My Friend Dahmer (2017)

R | 107 min | Drama

6.2
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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: 12,815 | Gross: $1.36M

14. Disturbing Behavior (1998)

R | 84 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

5.6
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The new kid in Cradle Bay, Washington stumbles across something sinister about the town's method of transforming its unruly teens into upstanding citizens.

Director: David Nutter | Stars: James Marsden, Katie Holmes, Nick Stahl, Tobias Mehler

Votes: 19,694 | Gross: $17.41M

15. The Miracle Season (2018)

PG | 101 min | Drama, Sport

6.5
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44 Metascore

After the tragic death of star volleyball player Caroline "Line" Found, a team of dispirited high school girls must band together under the guidance of their tough-love coach in hopes of winning the state championship.

Director: Sean McNamara | Stars: Helen Hunt, Erin Moriarty, William Hurt, Danika Yarosh

Votes: 3,567 | Gross: $10.23M

16. Youth in Revolt (2009)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.4
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63 Metascore

While his trailer trash parents teeter on the edge of divorce, Nick Twisp sets his sights on dream girl Sheeni Saunders, hoping that she'll be the one to take away his virginity.

Director: Miguel Arteta | Stars: Michael Cera, Portia Doubleday, Ray Liotta, Jean Smart

Votes: 70,677 | Gross: $15.28M

17. Liberal Arts (2012)

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

6.7
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55 Metascore

When 30-something Jesse returns to his alma mater for a professor's retirement party, he falls for Zibby, a college student, and is faced with a powerful attraction that springs up between them.

Director: Josh Radnor | Stars: Josh Radnor, Elizabeth Olsen, Zac Efron, Elizabeth Reaser

Votes: 34,408 | Gross: $0.32M

18. Where to Invade Next (2015)

R | 120 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.5
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64 Metascore

To learn what the USA can learn from other nations, Michael Moore playfully "invades" them to see what they have to offer.

Director: Michael Moore | Stars: Michael Moore, Johnny Fancelli, Christina Fancelli, Lorena Lardini

Votes: 21,879 | Gross: $3.82M

19. Death of A Cheerleader (1994 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 91 min | Crime, Drama

6.2
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When popular and beautiful cheerleader Stacey is stabbed to death, who could have done it? It could have been asocial Goth girl Monica, it could've been angst-ridden Jill - or maybe it was the plain girl nobody suspected.

Director: William A. Graham | Stars: Kellie Martin, Tori Spelling, James Avery, Eugene Roche

Votes: 1,642

20. 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: 6,225 | Gross: $0.70M

21. The Winning Season (2009)

PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Sport

6.6
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53 Metascore

A comedy centered on a has-been coach who is given a shot at redemption when he's asked to run his local high school's girls basketball team.

Director: Jim Strouse | Stars: Sam Rockwell, Emma Roberts, Rob Corddry, Emily Rios

Votes: 5,668

22. The Great Gilly Hopkins (2015)

PG | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.5
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47 Metascore

12-year-old wisecracking Gilly Hopkins finds herself shuffled from foster home to foster home until she meets Maime Trotter.

Director: Stephen Herek | Stars: Sophie Nélisse, Kathy Bates, Glenn Close, Octavia Spencer

Votes: 3,970

23. Hamlet 2 (2008)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Music

6.3
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54 Metascore

In this irreverent comedy, a failed actor-turned-worse-high-school-drama-teacher rallies his Tucson, AZ students as he conceives and stages politically incorrect musical sequel to Shakespeare's Hamlet.

Director: Andrew Fleming | Stars: Steve Coogan, Elisabeth Shue, Catherine Keener, Joseph Julian Soria

Votes: 16,200 | Gross: $4.88M

24. The Oh in Ohio (2006)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.5
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48 Metascore

Priscilla Chase is a woman who has never had an orgasm.

Director: Billy Kent | Stars: Parker Posey, Paul Rudd, Danny DeVito, Winter Ave Zoli

Votes: 5,853 | Gross: $0.42M

25. High School Confidential! (1958)

Approved | 85 min | Crime, Drama

6.3
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A tough kid comes to a new high school and begins muscling his way into the drug scene. As he moves his way up the ladder, a schoolteacher tries to reform him, his aunt tries to seduce him,... See full summary »

Director: Jack Arnold | Stars: Russ Tamblyn, Jan Sterling, John Drew Barrymore, Mamie Van Doren

Votes: 789

26. A Light Beneath Their Feet (2015)

R | 90 min | Drama

6.6
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A high school senior must choose between enrolling at the college of her dreams and remaining at home to take care of her bipolar mother.

Director: Valerie Weiss | Stars: Madison Davenport, Taryn Manning, Maddie Hasson, Kurt Fuller

Votes: 315

27. Beware the Gonzo (2010)

TV-14 | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.4
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36 Metascore

A young muckraker decides to start his own underground newspaper at his high school.

Director: Bryan Goluboff | Stars: Ezra Miller, Zoë Kravitz, Griffin Newman, Stefanie Y. Hong

Votes: 1,505

28. American Teen (2008)

PG-13 | 95 min | Documentary

6.4
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66 Metascore

A documentary on seniors at a high school in a small Indiana town and their various cliques.

Director: Nanette Burstein | Stars: Hannah Bailey, Jake Tusing, Megan Krizmanich, Colin Clemens

Votes: 3,992 | Gross: $0.94M

29. Fat Girls (2006)

R | 82 min | Comedy, Drama

4.9
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47 Metascore

Fat Girls is an original off-beat comedy feature. It focuses on Rodney Miller, not your typical Texas high school student...he is a theater lover and his ultimate dream is to be on Broadway... See full summary »

Director: Ash Christian | Stars: Ash Christian, Jonathan Caouette, Evan Miller, Ashley Fink

Votes: 536 | Gross: $0.01M

30. Memento Mori (1999)

R | 97 min | Horror, Romance, Drama

6.4
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In this second installment of the Whispering Corridors series, a young girl finds a strange diary, capable of arousing hallucinations, kept by two of her senior fellow-students who seem to have an unusually close bond.

Directors: Tae-yong Kim, Kyu-dong Min | Stars: Gyu-ri Kim, Park Yejin, Yeong-jin Lee, Jong-hak Baek

Votes: 3,052

31. Lovelines (1984)

R | 93 min | Comedy

5.3
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Greed, lust, dirty tricks and bloody fist fights... All those things that make life worth living. When Piper and Rick, the two hottest properties in the Battle of the Bands want to make it,... See full summary »

Director: Rod Amateau | Stars: Greg Bradford, Mary Beth Evans, Michael Winslow, Don Michael Paul

Votes: 219 | Gross: $0.29M

32. Jack (2004 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 104 min | Drama

6.7
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Jack, in full puberty, not only has to deal with his parents' divorce, but also feels his world is falling apart when his dad tells him he is living with a man. He slowly comes to terms ... See full summary »

Director: Lee Rose | Stars: Stockard Channing, Ron Silver, Anton Yelchin, Erich Anderson

Votes: 455

33. Prom Night in Mississippi (2009)

90 min | Documentary

7.2
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A high school in a small-town in Mississippi prepares for its first integrated senior prom.

Director: Paul Saltzman | Stars: Highschool Seniors of Charleston, Morgan Freeman

Votes: 601

34. Un 4to. de Josué (2018)

98 min | Comedy, Romance

7.1
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Josué, an eccentric high-school boy, sets out to win the heart of his classmate Martina before graduation.

Director: Gabriel Valencia | Stars: Ivan Aybar, Criestela Gómez, Jeyson Gómez, Dulcita Lieggi

Votes: 11

35. OT: Our Town (2002)

Not Rated | 76 min | Documentary

7.2
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75 Metascore

Dominguez High, in the infamous Compton, CA, has not produced a play in over twenty years. With no money and no stage, two teachers and twenty-four students attempt to produce Thornton Wilder's American Classic OUR TOWN.

Director: Scott Hamilton Kennedy | Stars: Catherine Borek, Karen Greene, Ebony Starr Norwood-Brown, Archy Posada

Votes: 267

36. Girl's Club (1992 Video Game)

93 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

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Funny matchmaking game for teen girls. Heidi's hosting a girl's club party and it's all about boys. Compete with your friends to pick your dream boyfriends from over 20 candidates. Only the winner gets the perfect date.

Director: David Riordan | Stars: Heidi Lucas, Kimberlee Corney, Jena Gains, April Hong

37. The Americans (2013–2018)
Episode: Amber Waves (2017)

TV-MA | 48 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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After witnessing Elizabeth kill two men, Paige trades in church for training sessions with mom. First, self defense. Second could tear the family apart. The beginning of the end for Paige and Matthew looms.

Director: Chris Long | Stars: Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Brandon J. Dirden, Costa Ronin

Votes: 936

38. Bob's Burgers (2011– )
Episode: Bob and Deliver (2013)

TV-PG | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

8.1
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To Tina's delight, Bob becomes the substitute "Home Ec" teacher at her school and ends up creating a full-scale restaurant in the classroom. However, her excitement is short-lived as Bob's ... See full summary »

Director: Don MacKinnon | Stars: H. Jon Benjamin, Dan Mintz, Eugene Mirman, Larry Murphy

Votes: 458

39. Stranger Things (2016– )
Episode: Chapter Three: Holly, Jolly (2016)

TV-14 | 51 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

8.9
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An increasingly concerned Nancy looks for Barb and finds out what Jonathan's been up to. Joyce is convinced Will is trying to talk to her.

Director: Shawn Levy | Stars: Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown

Votes: 15,217

40. The Adventures of Pete & Pete (1992–1996)
Episode: Don't Tread on Pete (1994)

TV-Y | Comedy, Drama

8.3
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While Little Pete butts heads with an arrogant dodgeball coach, Big Pete finds he has eighteen minutes to cram for a history test.

Director: Phil Morrison | Stars: Michael C. Maronna, Danny Tamberelli, Alison Fanelli, Hardy Rawls

Votes: 42

41. Mischievous Kiss (2010– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (2010)

TV-Y | 56 min | Comedy, Romance

8.7
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A high school girl in the bottom of her class dreams of romance with the boy at the top of her class. He reject and humiliates her but fate brings them together.

Stars: So-Min Jung, Hyun-joong Kim, Hye-Young Jung, Tae-Sung Lee

Votes: 17

42. Overshadowed (2017)
Episode: Episode #1.3 (2017)

11 min | Drama

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It is the day of Tara's 18th birthday party and the family are going to a local Chinese restaurant. However, after an incident with Wayne in the school cafeteria Imo does not want to go.

Stars: Michelle Fox, Eva O'Connor, Suzanne O'Hara, Saahib Qureshi

43. Take My Brother Away (2018– )
Episode: Episode 25 (2018)

46 min | Drama

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Scoring highest in class ushers in no changes for Shi Miao, and Wan Xing runs away from home with his brother.

Director: Han Qing | Stars: Joseph Zeng, Qian Sun, Xu Dong Wang, Xiao-Yu Lu

44. Ben 10 (2005–2008)
Episode: Goodbye and Good Riddance (2008)

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

8.5
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The summer finally ends. Ben and Gwen have to go back to their normal lives. Grandpa Max tells Ben to keep the Omnitrix a secret from everyone, even his parents. Ben agrees, but Vilgax arrives and he'll stop at nothing to get the Omnitrix.

Director: Scooter Tidwell | Stars: Tara Strong, Meagan Moore, Paul Eiding, Richard Steven Horvitz

Votes: 92

45. Supernatural (2005– )
Episode: Halt & Catch Fire (2015)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

7.4
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To take his mind off of the Mark of Cain, Dean goes hunting. They track down a ghost that is killing college students through electronics and the internet.

Director: John F. Showalter | Stars: Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Willa Milner, Barbara Kottmeier

Votes: 2,202

46. Louie (2010–2015)
Episode: In the Woods: Part 1 (2014)

TV-MA | 32 min | Comedy, Drama

9.2
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When Louie catches Lily smoking pot, he flashes back to a similar period from his own childhood.

Director: Louis C.K. | Stars: Louis C.K., Jeremy Renner, Devin Druid, Amy Landecker

Votes: 956

47. Undeclared (2001–2003)
Episode: Jobs, Jobs, Jobs (2002)

23 min | Comedy

7.8
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Steven joins the kitchen staff of a restaurant to pay his tuition. His dad also finds a new job. Rachel falls for a student who turns out to be an obsessive celebrity impersonator. Marshall eats other people's half-eaten food.

Director: Greg Mottola | Stars: Jay Baruchel, Carla Gallo, Charlie Hunnam, Monica Keena

Votes: 167

48. Max Steel (2013–2015)
Episode: Journey to the Center of Copper Canyon (2014)

TV-Y7-FV | 23 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

9.4
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The search for the next TURBO Star fragment leads parties into an abandoned copper mine where a legendary monster is rumored to dwell.

Directors: Jeremy Brown, Michael Dowding, Logan McPherson, Michael Goguen | Stars: Richard Ian Cox, Trevor Devall, Brian Dobson, Michael Dobson

Votes: 8

49. How to Sell Drugs Online (Fast) (2019– )
Episode: Nerd Today, Boss Tomorrow (2019)

32 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.9
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When his girlfriend breaks up with him after spending the year abroad, Moritz schemes to win her back by snagging a stash of ecstasy.

Director: Lars Montag | Stars: Maximilian Mundt, Danilo Kamber, Lena Klenke, Damian Hardung

Votes: 449

50. MythQuest (2001– )
Episode: Red Wolf's Daughter (2001)

49 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

8.8
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Cleo enters the cyber world, becoming Seelo of the Nez Perce Indians and discovering she has use of her legs again.

Director: Paul Schneider | Stars: Christopher Jacot, Joseph Kell, Wendy Anderson, Meredith Henderson

Votes: 6



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