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1. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)

TV-MA | 49 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

9.5
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A high school chemistry teacher diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer turns to manufacturing and selling methamphetamine in order to secure his family's future.

Stars: Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn, Betsy Brandt

Votes: 1,288,084

2. Gremlins (1984)

PG | 106 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

7.3
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70 Metascore

A boy inadvertently breaks three important rules concerning his new pet and unleashes a horde of malevolently mischievous monsters on a small town.

Director: Joe Dante | Stars: Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, Hoyt Axton, John Louie

Votes: 183,812 | Gross: $148.17M

3. 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: 120,017 | Gross: $132.42M

4. Donnie Darko (2001)

R | 113 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

8.0
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88 Metascore

A troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a man in a large rabbit suit who manipulates him to commit a series of crimes, after he narrowly escapes a bizarre accident.

Director: Richard Kelly | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Mary McDonnell, Holmes Osborne

Votes: 710,375 | Gross: $1.48M

5. 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: 324,713 | Gross: $127.00M

6. One Eight Seven (1997)

R | 119 min | Drama, Thriller

6.7
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15 months after being stabbed 9 times by a student at work as a high school teacher in NYC, Mr. Garfield is working in LA as a substitute teacher come full-time. He refuses to be a victim anymore.

Director: Kevin Reynolds | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, John Heard, Kelly Rowan, Clifton Collins Jr.

Votes: 21,097 | Gross: $5.72M

7. The Rookie (2002)

G | 127 min | Drama, Family, Sport

6.9
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72 Metascore

A Texas baseball coach makes the major league after agreeing to try out if his high school team made the playoffs.

Director: John Lee Hancock | Stars: Dennis Quaid, J.D. Evermore, Rachel Griffiths, Jay Hernandez

Votes: 30,569 | Gross: $75.60M

8. The Insider (1999)

R | 157 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

7.8
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84 Metascore

A research chemist comes under personal and professional attack when he decides to appear in a 60 Minutes (1968) exposé on Big Tobacco.

Director: Michael Mann | Stars: Russell Crowe, Al Pacino, Christopher Plummer, Diane Venora

Votes: 152,452 | Gross: $28.97M

9. The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (2019)

TV-PG | 113 min | Drama

7.6
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68 Metascore

Against all the odds, a thirteen year old boy in Malawi invents an unconventional way to save his family and village from famine.

Director: Chiwetel Ejiofor | Stars: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Maxwell Simba, Felix Lemburo, Robert Agengo

Votes: 15,287

10. The Happening (2008)

R | 91 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

5.0
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34 Metascore

A science teacher, his wife, and a young girl struggle to survive a plague that causes those infected to commit suicide.

Director: M. Night Shyamalan | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Zooey Deschanel, John Leguizamo, Ashlyn Sanchez

Votes: 188,936 | Gross: $64.51M

11. Ice Princess (2005)

G | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.0
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55 Metascore

With the help of her coach, her mom, and the boy who drives the Zamboni machine, nothing can stop Casey (Trachtenberg) from realizing her dream to be a champion figure skater.

Director: Tim Fywell | Stars: Michelle Trachtenberg, Kim Cattrall, Trevor Blumas, Joan Cusack

Votes: 23,456 | Gross: $24.38M

12. Powder (1995)

PG-13 | 111 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

6.6
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An off the charts genius who is home schooled and shunned after his last relative dies shows the unconscious residents of his town about connection awareness and the generosity of the spirit.

Director: Victor Salva | Stars: Mary Steenburgen, Sean Patrick Flanery, Lance Henriksen, Jeff Goldblum

Votes: 27,481 | Gross: $30.86M

13. Agora (2009)

R | 127 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.2
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55 Metascore

A historical drama set in Roman Egypt, concerning a slave who turns to the rising tide of Christianity in the hope of pursuing freedom while falling in love with his mistress, the philosophy and mathematics professor Hypatia of Alexandria.

Director: Alejandro Amenábar | Stars: Rachel Weisz, Max Minghella, Oscar Isaac, Ashraf Barhom

Votes: 62,732 | Gross: $0.62M

14. Frankenweenie (2012)

PG | 87 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

6.9
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74 Metascore

When a boy's beloved dog passes away suddenly, he attempts to bring the animal back to life through a powerful science experiment.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Winona Ryder, Catherine O'Hara, Martin Short, Martin Landau

Votes: 91,866 | Gross: $35.29M

15. Popular (1999–2001)

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

7.3
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Two girls who despise each other, due to being on opposite sides of the "popularity fence", are forced together upon learning that their parents are getting married.

Stars: Leslie Bibb, Carly Pope, Tamara Mello, Christopher Gorham

Votes: 5,813

16. A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985)

R | 87 min | Horror

5.5
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43 Metascore

A teenage boy is haunted in his dreams by deceased child murderer Freddy Krueger, who is out to possess him in order to continue his reign of terror in the real world.

Director: Jack Sholder | Stars: Robert Englund, Mark Patton, Kim Myers, Robert Rusler

Votes: 57,069 | Gross: $30.00M

17. Temple Grandin (2010 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 107 min | Biography, Drama

8.3
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A biopic of Temple Grandin, an autistic woman who has become one of the top scientists in the humane livestock handling industry.

Director: Mick Jackson | Stars: Claire Danes, Julia Ormond, David Strathairn, Catherine O'Hara

Votes: 25,611

18. Mary and the Witch's Flower (2017)

PG | 103 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

6.8
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75 Metascore

Based on "The Little Broomstick" by Mary Stewart, a strange flower grants a girl magic powers.

Directors: Hiromasa Yonebayashi, Giles New | Stars: Hana Sugisaki, Ryûnosuke Kamiki, Yûki Amami, Fumiyo Kohinata

Votes: 9,790 | Gross: $2.42M

19. Foxfire (1996)

R | 102 min | Drama

6.2
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Legs/A.Jolie gets 4 girl in high school to think for themselves and react to a teacher's sexual harassment. This 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: 8,154 | Gross: $0.26M

20. Godsend (2004)

PG-13 | 102 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

4.8
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24 Metascore

A couple agree to have their deceased son cloned, under the supervision of an enigmatic doctor, but bizarre things start to happen several years after his rebirth.

Director: Nick Hamm | Stars: Robert De Niro, Greg Kinnear, Rebecca Romijn, Cameron Bright

Votes: 24,241 | Gross: $14.38M

21. Hurricane Bianca (2016)

TV-MA | 84 min | Comedy, Drama

5.8
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A New York teacher, who moves to small town Texas where he's fired for being gay, returns disguised as a mean lady to get revenge on the nasty town.

Director: Matt Kugelman | Stars: Roy Haylock, Lola Botha, Grayson Thorne Kilpatrick, Willam Belli

Votes: 5,704

22. The Last Mimzy (2007)

PG | 90 min | Drama, Family, Sci-Fi

6.2
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59 Metascore

Two siblings begin to develop special talents after they find a mysterious box of toys. Soon the kids, their parents, and even their teacher are drawn into a strange new world and find a task ahead of them that is far more important than any of them could imagine!

Director: Robert Shaye | Stars: Joely Richardson, Rainn Wilson, Timothy Hutton, Chris O'Neil

Votes: 20,287 | Gross: $21.47M

23. Mr. Young (2011–2013)

TV-Y7 | 22 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.0
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A fourteen-year-old kid named Adam Young graduated college when he was nine. He got a job at Finnegan High School as the science teacher. His best friend Derby and older sister Ivy go to ... See full summary »

Stars: Brendan Meyer, Matreya Fedor, Gig Morton, Emily Tennant

Votes: 1,130

24. Power Rangers DinoThunder (2004)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.6
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An eccentric scientist and his partner, veteran Power Ranger Dr. Tommy Oliver, have created Dinosaur like robots called Bio Zords. After their laboratory is attacked by the evil Mesogog, ... See full summary »

Stars: James Napier Robertson, Kevin Duhaney, Emma Lahana, Jason David Frank

Votes: 2,378

25. Slugs (1988)

R | 89 min | Horror

5.2
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Killer slugs on the rampage in a rural community.

Director: Juan Piquer Simón | Stars: Michael Garfield, Kim Terry, Philip MacHale, Alicia Moro

Votes: 3,800

26. Vampire (I) (2011)

R | 120 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

5.3
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A biology teacher looks for young suicidal women online to satisfy his taste for blood. Rather than violent, his acts are quite peaceful and always consented.

Director: Shunji Iwai | Stars: Kevin Zegers, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Amanda Plummer, Trevor Morgan

Votes: 1,409

27. Adventures in Public School (2017)

TV-14 | 86 min | Comedy

5.9
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65 Metascore

A socially awkward home-schooled kid forces his way into public-school against his suffocating but loving mother's wishes.

Director: Kyle Rideout | Stars: Judy Greer, Daniel Doheny, Siobhan Williams, Andrew McNee

Votes: 1,556

28. Race the Sun (1996)

PG | 100 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

5.4
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A bunch of high school misfits in Hawaii, introduced by their new teacher, attend a science fair in which they draw up inspiration to build their own solar car and win a trip to compete in the 1990 World Solar Challenge in Australia.

Director: Charles T. Kanganis | Stars: Halle Berry, Jim Belushi, Bill Hunter, Casey Affleck

Votes: 2,962 | Gross: $1.95M

29. Earth vs the Spider (1958)

Passed | 73 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

4.4
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Teenagers from a rural community and their high school science teacher join forces to battle a giant mutant spider.

Director: Bert I. Gordon | Stars: Ed Kemmer, June Kenney, Eugene Persson, Gene Roth

Votes: 2,262

30. Halls of Montezuma (1951)

Approved | 113 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.6
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A company of Marines races against the clock to find a Japanese rocket base.

Director: Lewis Milestone | Stars: Richard Widmark, Jack Palance, Reginald Gardiner, Robert Wagner

Votes: 2,352

31. Carry On Teacher (1959)

86 min | Comedy

6.2
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Pupils run amok at Maudlin Street School in an attempt to hang on to their headmaster. He has applied for a new job, but the students like him and don't want to lose him. They concoct a ... See full summary »

Director: Gerald Thomas | Stars: Kenneth Williams, Leslie Phillips, Kenneth Connor, Charles Hawtrey

Votes: 1,899

32. Blackmail Boy (2003)

100 min | Drama, Romance

5.5
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31 Metascore

In the small, closed community of a provincial town, Magda tries to maintain a balance within a family facing many serious problems. The families apparently normal, bourgeois, every-day ... See full summary »

Directors: Thanasis Papathanasiou, Michalis Reppas | Stars: Nena Menti, Maria Kavoyianni, Akilas Karazisis, Joyce Evidi

Votes: 1,031 | Gross: $0.02M

33. Blood of Dracula (1957)

Approved | 69 min | Horror

4.3
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Under hypnosis, a young woman turns into a vampire.

Director: Herbert L. Strock | Stars: Sandra Harrison, Louise Lewis, Gail Ganley, Jerry Blaine

Votes: 808

34. Bio Hunter (1995 Video)

Unrated | 58 min | Animation, Fantasy, Horror

6.2
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A horror story about an enemy within. Only one man can control it, but he's losing to the demon.

Director: Yûzô Satô | Stars: Matt McKenzie, Matt K. Miller, Sherry Lynn, Mike Reynolds

Votes: 875

35. The Unguarded Moment (1956)

Approved | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.4
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A beautiful teacher is protective of a high school boy who sexually harassed her, and later he becomes a murder suspect.

Director: Harry Keller | Stars: Esther Williams, George Nader, John Saxon, Edward Andrews

Votes: 318

36. Looking for Cheyenne (2005)

R | 86 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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74 Metascore

Cheyenne, a journalist, decides to leave Paris after being laid off and to settle down in the middle of nowhere, far from the society she hates.The trouble is that she leaves Sonia, her ... See full summary »

Director: Valérie Minetto | Stars: Mila Dekker, Aurélia Petit, Malik Zidi, Luc Leclerc du Sablon

Votes: 319 | Gross: $0.00M

37. Dog's Best Friend (1997 TV Movie)

88 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

5.1
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Wiley Thompson is a boy of New York and hates the country life. But he has no choice when his dad has to go abroad to his work. He has th stay at this grandpa's farm. At his new school he ... See full synopsis »

Director: Allan A. Goldstein | Stars: Richard Mulligan, Shirley Jones, Bobcat Goldthwait, Adam Zolotin

Votes: 79

38. The Country Teacher (2008)

Unrated | 103 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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Petr, youthful, quiet, and sensitive, comes from Prague to teach natural science in a country town. The gruff principal asks what he's running from and predicts he'll be gone in six months.... See full summary »

Director: Bohdan Sláma | Stars: Pavel Liska, Zuzana Bydzovská, Ladislav Sedivý, Marek Daniel

Votes: 1,332 | Gross: $0.05M

39. The Man Who Stole the Sun (1979)

147 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.6
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A high school science teacher builds an atomic bomb and uses it to extort the nation, but cannot decide what he wants. Meanwhile, a determined cop is catching up to him, as is radiation poisoning.

Director: Kazuhiko Hasegawa | Stars: Bunta Sugawara, Kenji Sawada, Kimiko Ikegami, Kazuo Kitamura

Votes: 688

40. The Jensen Project (2010 TV Movie)

G | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Family

4.7
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After a 16-year absence, Claire and Matt Thompson are reintroduced to The Jensen Project - a secret community of geniuses conducting advanced underground research to solve the world's most difficult problems.

Director: Douglas Barr | Stars: Justin Kelly, Kellie Martin, Brady Smith, LeVar Burton

Votes: 385

41. Murder on the Blackboard (1934)

Passed | 71 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

6.9
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A pretty young music teacher is bludgeoned to death in Hildegarde's school, where she's reunited with Oscar, but the autopsy report says she was dying from poison too.

Director: George Archainbaud | Stars: Edna May Oliver, James Gleason, Bruce Cabot, Gertrude Michael

Votes: 532

42. Stardust (1998)

PG | Drama, Family, Sci-Fi

4.2
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Charlie's dad invents a microchip that can be used for evil purposes, so Charlie finds the chip and implants it in a vacuum cleaner named Stardust.

Director: Charles F. Cirgenski | Stars: Amanda Donohoe, Giancarlo Esposito, Olek Krupa, Jared Robbins

Votes: 120

43. Cheering Section (1977)

R | 84 min | Comedy

4.8
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A high school football star tries to romance the new girl at the school whom happens to be his coach's daughter.

Director: Harry Kerwin | Stars: Rhonda Fox, Tom Leindecker, Patricia Michelle, Kim Jack

Votes: 38

44. Night of the Dribbler (1990)

87 min | Comedy, Horror

2.4
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The Watergate Plumbers, a poorly-performing college basketball team, lose their best players one by one to death and dismemberment at the hands of a mysterious masked stalker.

Director: Jack Bravman | Stars: Fred Travalena, Gregory Calpakis, Flavia Carrozzi, Cynthia Mantel

Votes: 131

45. Never Say Macbeth (2007)

Not Rated | 86 min | Comedy

6.8
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Danny Teller, a high school science teacher, shows up at auditions for Macbeth trying to get his girlfriend back. But the director mistakes Danny's story of love for a passionate acting ... See full summary »

Director: Christopher J. Prouty | Stars: Tammy Caplan, John Combs, Scott Conte, Bayard Crawley

Votes: 68

46. Great White (1998 Video)

PG-13 | 90 min | Action, Horror

4.2
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Marine biologist Steven Miller investigates a string of animal attacks near the waters of Laughlin, Nevada. The local sheriff blames cougars, but Miller knows it's something much bigger - and whiter. Based on the 1916 Jersey Shore attacks.

Director: Zac Reeder | Stars: Richard Keats, Terry Arrowsmith, Stephanie Allen, R.J. Collins

Votes: 74

47. Savage High (2015)

Not Rated | 90 min | Horror, Mystery

7.0
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Manny Velazquez's first underground independent cult horror film about three students that are brutally murdered over the weekend as the students and staff are getting ready for the annual 'Wildcat Night', but the murderer walks among the peers ready to strike again, in this slasher flick.

Director: Manny Velazquez | Stars: Marilyn Gonzalez, Michael Glenn, Ashley Perez, Ian Pierce

Votes: 18

48. The Tiny Astronaut (1966)

16 min | Short, Drama

4.3
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A science class builds a model rocket somewhere in the middle of the desert to test out the ability to deliver a live test subject into space and return it safely back to Earth. The test ... See full summary »

Director: Les Rendelstein

Votes: 7

49. Walking on Air (1987 TV Movie)

55 min | Drama, Family, Sport

6.5
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A young paraplegic wants to escape the bonds of gravity by going into outer space.

Director: Ed Kaplan | Stars: Lynn Redgrave, Jordan Marder, Philip Akin, Tom Butler

Votes: 29

50. Faith School Menace? (2010 TV Movie)

48 min | Documentary

8.0
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Richard Dawkins looks at Government funded faith schools and the effect they could have on children.

Director: Molly Milton | Star: Richard Dawkins

Votes: 282



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