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51. Cellular (2004)

PG-13 | 94 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.5
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60 Metascore

A young man receives an emergency phone call on his cell phone from an older woman. The catch? The woman claims to have been kidnapped; and the kidnappers have targeted her husband and child next.

Director: David R. Ellis | Stars: Kim Basinger, Chris Evans, Jason Statham, William H. Macy

Votes: 89,312 | Gross: $32.00M

52. Dangerous Minds (1995)

R | 99 min | Biography, Drama

6.5
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47 Metascore

An ex-Marine turned teacher struggles to connect with her students in an inner city school.

Director: John N. Smith | Stars: Michelle Pfeiffer, George Dzundza, Courtney B. Vance, Robin Bartlett

Votes: 45,699 | Gross: $84.92M

53. Mr. Holland's Opus (1995)

PG | 143 min | Drama, Music

7.3
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59 Metascore

A frustrated composer finds fulfillment as a high school music teacher.

Director: Stephen Herek | Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Glenne Headly, Jay Thomas, Olympia Dukakis

Votes: 34,010 | Gross: $82.57M

54. The Last American Virgin (1982)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.3
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43 Metascore

The friendship of a group of young friends struggling with teen sex, drugs, and work is jeopardized by a romantic interest which may turn pals into bitter rivals.

Director: Boaz Davidson | Stars: Lawrence Monoson, Diane Franklin, Steve Antin, Joe Rubbo

Votes: 7,385 | Gross: $5.83M

55. Project Almanac (2015)

PG-13 | 106 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.4
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47 Metascore

A group of teens discover secret plans of a time machine, and construct one. However, things start to get out of control.

Director: Dean Israelite | Stars: Amy Landecker, Sofia Black-D'Elia, Virginia Gardner, Jonny Weston

Votes: 72,789 | Gross: $22.33M

56. Fever Pitch (2005)

PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.2
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56 Metascore

Lindsay is stuck in the middle of her relationship with Ben and his passion for the Boston Red Sox.

Directors: Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly | Stars: Drew Barrymore, Jimmy Fallon, Jason Spevack, Jack Kehler

Votes: 40,747 | Gross: $42.07M

57. Here Comes the Boom (2012)

PG | 105 min | Action, Comedy, Sport

6.4
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40 Metascore

A high school biology teacher looks to become a successful mixed-martial arts fighter in an effort to raise money to prevent extra-curricular activities from being axed at his cash-strapped school.

Director: Frank Coraci | Stars: Kevin James, Salma Hayek, Henry Winkler, Greg Germann

Votes: 82,736 | Gross: $45.29M

58. Serial Mom (1994)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

6.7
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64 Metascore

A sweet mother finds herself participating in homicidal activities when she sees the occasion call for it.

Director: John Waters | Stars: Kathleen Turner, Sam Waterston, Ricki Lake, Matthew Lillard

Votes: 25,383 | Gross: $7.88M

59. Into the Storm (2014)

PG-13 | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.8
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44 Metascore

Storm trackers, thrill-seekers, and everyday townspeople document an unprecedented onslaught of tornadoes touching down in the town of Silverton.

Director: Steven Quale | Stars: Richard Armitage, Sarah Wayne Callies, Matt Walsh, Max Deacon

Votes: 61,733 | Gross: $47.60M

60. Lone Star (1996)

R | 135 min | Drama, Mystery

7.4
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78 Metascore

When the skeleton of his murdered predecessor is found, Sheriff Sam Deeds unearths many other long-buried secrets in his Texas border town.

Director: John Sayles | Stars: Chris Cooper, Elizabeth Peña, Stephen Mendillo, Stephen J. Lang

Votes: 26,621 | Gross: $13.27M

61. Daria (1997–2001)

TV-14 | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

8.0
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A smart and cynical girl goes through teenage life as a proud outsider in a world of mainly idiotic adolescents and condescending adults.

Stars: Tracy Grandstaff, Wendy Hoopes, Julian Rebolledo, John Lynn

Votes: 22,030

62. Cutting Class (1989)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Crime, Horror

4.4
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A murderer is loose in a high school in this 'whodunit' movie.

Director: Rospo Pallenberg | Stars: Donovan Leitch Jr., Jill Schoelen, Brad Pitt, Roddy McDowall

Votes: 4,108

63. Rebelde (2004–2006)

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.9
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Six teenagers with different lives and personalities attend a prominent private school with only one thing in common: their vocation and passion for music.

Stars: Anahí, Dulce María, Alfonso Herrera, Christopher Von Uckermann

Votes: 3,962

64. Half Nelson (2006)

R | 106 min | Drama

7.2
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85 Metascore

An inner-city junior high school teacher with a drug habit forms an unlikely friendship with one of his students after she discovers his secret.

Director: Ryan Fleck | Stars: Ryan Gosling, Anthony Mackie, Shareeka Epps, Jeff Lima

Votes: 81,434 | Gross: $2.69M

65. Private Lessons (1981)

R | 87 min | Comedy

5.2
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34 Metascore

An immigrant housemaid seduces a 15-year-old boy and later fakes her own death as part of his chauffeur's blackmail plot. Troubles arise when the two start to fall in love.

Director: Alan Myerson | Stars: Sylvia Kristel, Howard Hesseman, Eric Brown, Patrick Piccininni

Votes: 3,063 | Gross: $26.28M

66. My Teacher, My Obsession (2018 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 90 min | Drama, Thriller

4.4
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Riley struggles to meet friends after transferring to a new high school where her father is an English teacher. When she meets Kyla, a fellow loner, they become close friends until Riley learns that Kyla is obsessed with her father.

Director: Damián Romay | Stars: Rusty Joiner, Lucy Loken, Laura Bilgeri, Jana Lee Hamblin

Votes: 1,587

67. Prom Night (I) (2008)

PG-13 | 88 min | Horror, Mystery

3.9
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17 Metascore

Donna's senior prom is supposed to be the best night of her life, though a sadistic killer from her past has different plans for her and her friends.

Director: Nelson McCormick | Stars: Brittany Snow, Scott Porter, Jessica Stroup, Dana Davis

Votes: 32,532 | Gross: $43.87M

68. Lean on Me (1989)

PG-13 | 108 min | Drama

7.4
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58 Metascore

The dedicated but tyrannical Joe Clark is appointed the principal of a decaying inner-city school and he is determined to improve by any and all means.

Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Beverly Todd, Robert Guillaume, Alan North

Votes: 17,099 | Gross: $31.91M

69. Heartbreak High (1994–1999)

50 min | Drama

7.8
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The series based on the lives of a group of students who attend the fictional Hartley High School in Sydney. Praised for its willingness to tackle gritty issues, from drugs to romance to ... See full summary »

Stars: Callan Mulvey, Lara Cox, Emma Roche, Ada Nicodemou

Votes: 2,446

70. Max Steel (2016)

PG-13 | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Family

4.6
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22 Metascore

The adventures of teenager Max McGrath and his alien companion, Steel, who must harness and combine their tremendous new powers to evolve into the turbo-charged superhero Max Steel.

Director: Stewart Hendler | Stars: Ben Winchell, Josh Brener, Maria Bello, Andy Garcia

Votes: 17,339 | Gross: $3.82M

71. That Darn Cat (1997)

PG | 89 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

4.7
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36 Metascore

A maid is kidnapped and scratches a message onto D.C. the cat's collar and when his owner Patti discovers this, she plays amateur detective with the help of D.C. to try to find the culprits.

Director: Bob Spiers | Stars: Christina Ricci, Doug E. Doug, Dean Jones, George Dzundza

Votes: 3,835 | Gross: $18.30M

72. Clueless (1996–1999)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy

5.7
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A television series based on the popular movie of the same name. Many of the actors from the movie appear in the television series, including Dionne, Mr. Hall, Miss Giest, Amber, and Murray.

Stars: Rachel Blanchard, Stacey Dash, David Lascher, Donald Faison

Votes: 2,423

73. The Gallows (2015)

R | 81 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

4.2
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30 Metascore

20 years after a horrific accident during a small town school play, students at the school resurrect the failed show in a misguided attempt to honor the anniversary of the tragedy - but soon discover that some things are better left alone.

Directors: Travis Cluff, Chris Lofing | Stars: Reese Mishler, Pfeifer Brown, Ryan Shoos, Cassidy Gifford

Votes: 18,271 | Gross: $22.76M

74. 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: 8,152 | Gross: $0.26M

75. Hoot (2006)

PG | 91 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

5.5
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46 Metascore

A young man (Lerman) moves from Montana to Florida with his family, where he's compelled to engage in a fight to protect a population of endangered owls.

Director: Wil Shriner | Stars: Logan Lerman, Luke Wilson, Brie Larson, Tim Blake Nelson

Votes: 7,569 | Gross: $8.08M

76. My Morning Laughter (2019)

94 min | Drama

8.5
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A drama with underlying humor about the shame and despair that 30 year old boy feels on his way to losing virginity.

Director: Marko Djordjevic | Stars: Filip Djuric, Ivana Vukovic, Jasna Djuricic, Nebojsa Glogovac

Votes: 57

77. Astro Boy (2009)

PG | 94 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

6.3
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53 Metascore

When an android replica of a boy is rejected by his aggrieved creator, he goes off to find his own identity in an adventure that would make him the greatest hero of his time.

Director: David Bowers | Stars: Freddie Highmore, Nicolas Cage, Kristen Bell, Charlize Theron

Votes: 31,286 | Gross: $19.55M

78. Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh (1995)

R | 93 min | Horror, Thriller

5.3
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The Candyman arrives in New Orleans and sets his sights on a young woman whose family was ruined by the immortal killer years before.

Director: Bill Condon | Stars: Tony Todd, Kelly Rowan, William O'Leary, Bill Nunn

Votes: 9,453 | Gross: $13.94M

79. Seeking Justice (2011)

R | 105 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.2
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38 Metascore

After his wife is assaulted, a husband enlists the services of a vigilante group to help him settle the score. Then he discovers they want a 'favor' from him in return.

Director: Roger Donaldson | Stars: Nicolas Cage, January Jones, Guy Pearce, Harold Perrineau

Votes: 43,327 | Gross: $0.04M

80. Whatever It Takes (2000)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.5
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20 Metascore

A modern-day remake of the Cyrano DeBergerac tale.

Director: David Raynr | Stars: Shane West, Marla Sokoloff, Jodi Lyn O'Keefe, Manu Intiraymi

Votes: 9,334 | Gross: $8.74M

81. World's Greatest Dad (I) (2009)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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69 Metascore

When his son's body is found in a humiliating accident, a lonely high school teacher inadvertently attracts an overwhelming amount of community and media attention after covering up the truth with a phony suicide note.

Director: Bobcat Goldthwait | Stars: Robin Williams, Daryl Sabara, Morgan Murphy, Naomi Glick

Votes: 36,005 | Gross: $0.22M

82. I'm Not Ashamed (2016)

PG-13 | 112 min | Biography, Drama

5.8
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31 Metascore

The true story of Rachel Joy Scott - the first student killed in the Columbine High School shooting on April 20, 1999.

Director: Brian Baugh | Stars: Masey McLain, Ben Davies, Cameron McKendry, Terri Minton

Votes: 2,943 | Gross: $2.08M

83. Teaching Mrs. Tingle (1999)

PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Thriller

5.3
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35 Metascore

The story of a girl who is willing to do anything to become Valedictorian, even if it means murdering the teacher that stands in her way.

Director: Kevin Williamson | Stars: Helen Mirren, Marisa Coughlan, Katie Holmes, Jeffrey Tambor

Votes: 19,088 | Gross: $8.95M

84. Suburban Gothic (2014)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Horror

5.5
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49 Metascore

City-boy Raymond returns to his hometown and finds a vengeful ghost is terrorizing his house. Therefore, this man-child recruits Becca, a badass local bartender, to solve the mystery of the spirit threatening people's lives.

Director: Richard Bates Jr. | Stars: Matthew Gray Gubler, Kat Dennings, Ray Wise, Barbara Niven

Votes: 3,420

85. The Secrets of Isis (1975–1976)

30 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

6.7
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An archaeologist gains an amulet that allows her to transform into the superheroine goddess Isis and fight evil.

Stars: JoAnna Cameron, Brian Cutler, Joanna Pang, Albert Reed

Votes: 830

86. 'Til Death (2006–2010)

TV-PG | 21 min | Comedy, Romance

6.5
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A pair of newlyweds move in next door to a veteran married couple of 25 years.

Stars: Brad Garrett, Joely Fisher, Kat Foster, Eddie Kaye Thomas

Votes: 5,743

87. Detention (2011)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

5.7
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45 Metascore

As a copycat killer named after movie villain Cinderhella stalks the student body at Grizzly Lake High School, a group of co-eds band together to survive while serving detention.

Director: Joseph Kahn | Stars: Josh Hutcherson, Shanley Caswell, Spencer Locke, Dane Cook

Votes: 14,414

88. Teachers (1984)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama

6.1
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A well meaning but burned-out high school teacher tries to maintain order against the backdrop of a pending lawsuit against his school district when it comes to light they gave a diploma to an illiterate student.

Director: Arthur Hiller | Stars: Nick Nolte, JoBeth Williams, Judd Hirsch, Ralph Macchio

Votes: 3,664 | Gross: $27.77M

89. Sex Ed (2014)

Not Rated | 92 min | Comedy, Romance

5.5
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34 Metascore

Eddie lands his first teaching gig at an inner city middle school and finds his highly pubescent pupils are receiving no form of sexual education. Eddie isn't really equipped to teach them...he's not exactly experienced romantically.

Director: Isaac Feder | Stars: Haley Joel Osment, Lorenza Izzo, Kevin Balmore, Retta

Votes: 4,890

90. Reckless (1984)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.3
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Rebellious football player Johnny falls for cheerleader Tracy. They come from opposite backgrounds; she's from a comfortable well off family, his is poor and broken. Tracy already has a ... See full summary »

Director: James Foley | Stars: Aidan Quinn, Daryl Hannah, Kenneth McMillan, Cliff De Young

Votes: 1,778 | Gross: $8.29M

91. 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: 1,128

92. Rocket Science (2007)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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73 Metascore

Looking for answers to life's big questions, a stuttering boy joins his high school debate team.

Director: Jeffrey Blitz | Stars: Reece Thompson, Anna Kendrick, Nicholas D'Agosto, Utkarsh Ambudkar

Votes: 12,638 | Gross: $0.71M

93. Extracurricular Activities (2019)

Not Rated | 86 min | Comedy, Mystery, Thriller

6.1
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A mature, intelligent high school student has a side job arranging "accidental" deaths (no 2 alike) of fellow students' parents. A cop detective notices this student being connected to all the kids of dead parents. Who wins the face-off?

Director: Jay Lowi | Stars: Patrick Fabian, Angela Kinsey, Colin Ford, Darlene Vogel

Votes: 546

94. 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: 3,799

95. The Formula (2014)

Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy, Romance

2.5
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"The Formula" is the story of Quinn and Graham, two engineering students who discover a mathematical formula to pick up women with ease. Quinn is a hopeless romantic who falls head over ... See full summary »

Directors: Thomas Beecher, Joe Clarke | Stars: Brandon Baker, Mike Schminke, Sasha Jackson, Reginald VelJohnson

Votes: 683

96. Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone (2007)

PG-13 | 98 min | Animation, Action, Drama

7.7
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The fate of the world is threatened by seemingly monstrous entities known as Angels. NERV is an organisation set up to counter this threat and it is up to young pilots to protect Earth but exactly what are the real motives behind NERV?

Directors: Masayuki, Kazuya Tsurumaki, Hideaki Anno | Stars: Megumi Ogata, Megumi Hayashibara, Kotono Mitsuishi, Yuriko Yamaguchi

Votes: 16,297 | Gross: $0.11M

97. Teacher (2019)

100 min | Drama

7.2
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A high school English teacher goes to disturbing lengths to protect his favorite students from bullies..

Director: Adam Dick | Stars: David Dastmalchian, Kevin Pollak, Curtis Edward Jackson, Esme Perez

Votes: 561

98. There's Nothing Out There (1991)

Unrated | 91 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.8
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When a horror film buff tries to warn his friends of impending danger during March Break, they scoff at him, that is, until sinister things begin to happen.

Director: Rolfe Kanefsky | Stars: Craig Peck, Wendy Bednarz, Mark Collver, Bonnie Bowers

Votes: 1,266

99. Yes, God, Yes (2017)

11 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

6.3
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A good Catholic fifteen-year-old girl finds herself having tempting thoughts after an innocent AOL chat turns unexpectedly racy.

Director: Karen Maine | Stars: Natalia Dyer, John Doherty, Joe Reece, Merissa Czyz

Votes: 860

100. While We Live (2017)

98 min | Drama

7.0
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Inspired by true events, "While We Live" follows four people in Northern Denmark and how their fates intertwine in a tragic accident.

Director: Mehdi Avaz | Stars: Sebastian Jessen, Julie Christiansen, Charlotte Munck, Nikolaj Groth

Votes: 969



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