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1. The Outsiders (1983)

PG | 91 min | Crime, Drama

7.1
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41 Metascore

The rivalry between two gangs, the poor Greasers and the rich Socs, only heats up when one gang member kills a member of the other.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: C. Thomas Howell, Matt Dillon, Ralph Macchio, Patrick Swayze

Votes: 69,373 | Gross: $25.60M

2. Roseanne (1988–2018)

TV-PG | 21 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

7.0
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A revival of the popular 1990s sitcom 'Roseanne,' which centered on the everyday life of an American working-class family.

Stars: Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Michael Fishman

Votes: 37,842

3. Power Rangers (2017)

PG-13 | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

5.9
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44 Metascore

A group of high-school students, who are infused with unique superpowers, harness their abilities in order to save the world.

Director: Dean Israelite | Stars: Dacre Montgomery, Naomi Scott, RJ Cyler, Ludi Lin

Votes: 95,467 | Gross: $85.36M

4. American Graffiti (1973)

PG | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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97 Metascore

A couple of high school grads spend one final night cruising the strip with their buddies before they go off to college.

Director: George Lucas | Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard, Paul Le Mat, Charles Martin Smith

Votes: 76,178 | Gross: $115.00M

5. Freaks and Geeks (1999–2000)

TV-14 | 44 min | Comedy, Drama

8.8
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A high school mathlete starts hanging out with a group of burnouts while her younger brother navigates his freshman year.

Stars: Linda Cardellini, John Francis Daley, James Franco, Samm Levine

Votes: 120,917

6. A Walk to Remember (2002)

PG | 101 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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35 Metascore

The story of two North Carolina teens, Landon Carter and Jamie Sullivan, who are thrown together after Landon gets into trouble and is made to do community service.

Director: Adam Shankman | Stars: Mandy Moore, Shane West, Peter Coyote, Daryl Hannah

Votes: 190,574 | Gross: $41.23M

7. August: Osage County (2013)

R | 121 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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58 Metascore

A look at the lives of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose paths have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Oklahoma house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them.

Director: John Wells | Stars: Meryl Streep, Dermot Mulroney, Julia Roberts, Juliette Lewis

Votes: 80,446 | Gross: $37.74M

8. This Boy's Life (1993)

R | 115 min | Biography, Drama

7.3
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60 Metascore

The story about the relationship between a rebellious 1950s teenager and his abusive stepfather, based on the memoirs of writer and literature Professor Tobias Wolff.

Director: Michael Caton-Jones | Stars: Robert De Niro, Leonardo DiCaprio, Ellen Barkin, Jonah Blechman

Votes: 43,388 | Gross: $4.10M

9. Igby Goes Down (2002)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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72 Metascore

A young man's peculiar upbringing renders him unable to competently cope with the struggle of growing up.

Director: Burr Steers | Stars: Kieran Culkin, Susan Sarandon, Jeff Goldblum, Claire Danes

Votes: 31,132 | Gross: $4.68M

10. Peggy Sue Got Married (1986)

PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.3
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74 Metascore

Peggy Sue faints at a high school reunion. When she wakes up, she finds herself in her own past, just before she finished school.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Kathleen Turner, Nicolas Cage, Barry Miller, Catherine Hicks

Votes: 30,758 | Gross: $41.38M

11. 3Below: Tales of Arcadia (2018–2019)

TV-Y7-FV | 24 min | Animation, Short, Action

7.9
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A pair of teenage royals and their bodyguard escape from their home planet and try to blend in on Earth.

Stars: Tatiana Maslany, Diego Luna, Nick Offerman, Frank Welker

Votes: 2,653

12. Rebelde (2004–2006)

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.6
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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: 2,879

13. The Art of Getting By (2011)

PG-13 | 83 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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36 Metascore

George, a lonely and fatalistic teen who has made it all the way to his senior year without ever having done a real day of work, is befriended by Sally, a popular but complicated girl who recognizes in him a kindred spirit.

Director: Gavin Wiesen | Stars: Freddie Highmore, Emma Roberts, Michael Angarano, Sasha Spielberg

Votes: 54,293 | Gross: $1.43M

14. Indiscretion (2016)

Not Rated | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

4.9
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A married woman's affair comes back to haunt her when her obsessed lover infiltrates every part of her life.

Director: John Stewart Muller | Stars: Mira Sorvino, Cary Elwes, Christopher Backus, Katherine McNamara

Votes: 825

15. Skate Kitchen (2018)

R | 106 min | Drama

6.8
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72 Metascore

A teenaged skateboarder makes friends with a bunch of other skateboarding girls in New York City.

Director: Crystal Moselle | Stars: Kabrina Adams, Emmanuel Barco, Tom Bruno, Alexander Cooper

Votes: 2,539 | Gross: $0.24M

16. Cemetery Junction (2010)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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A 1970s-set comedy centered on three young working class friends in a dreary suburb of Reading.

Directors: Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant | Stars: Christian Cooke, Felicity Jones, Tom Hughes, Jack Doolan

Votes: 19,238

17. Baby It's You (1983)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.3
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In a 1966 New Jersey high school, Jill and new student Sheik from the other side of the tracks make their way in a first love romance.

Director: John Sayles | Stars: Rosanna Arquette, Vincent Spano, Joanna Merlin, Jack Davidson

Votes: 1,620 | Gross: $1.87M

18. Metalhead (2013)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama

7.1
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79 Metascore

A girl is caught between the life that took her brother and her own inability to strike out on her own. In her grief, she finds solace in the dark music of Black Metal and dreams of becoming a rock star.

Director: Ragnar Bragason | Stars: Thora Bjorg Helga, Ingvar Sigurdsson, Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir, Sveinn Ólafur Gunnarsson

Votes: 5,442

19. A Wife's Nightmare (2014 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 85 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.0
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Liz, just returned home after a mental breakdown, has to welcome a relative stranger into her home when Caitlin, a young, vivacious woman, claims to be her husband's daughter.

Director: Vic Sarin | Stars: Katherine McNamara, Jennifer Beals, Dylan Neal, Spencer List

Votes: 801

20. Masterminds (1997)

PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Comedy, Thriller

5.2
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Trapped in a school in which a gang of criminals has siezed control, a young troublemaker fights a cat and mouse battle from inside.

Director: Roger Christian | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Vincent Kartheiser, Brenda Fricker, Bradley Whitford

Votes: 3,262 | Gross: $1.89M

21. Devil in the Flesh (1998 Video)

R | 99 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

5.3
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When a girl lays eyes on her teacher, sparks fly and so do some heads.

Director: Steve Cohen | Stars: Rose McGowan, Alex McArthur, Peg Shirley, J.C. Brandy

Votes: 2,316

22. Blush (2015)

Unrated | 84 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.9
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17 year old Naama Barash enjoys alcohol, drugs and hanging out with like-minded friends. Her activities are an escape from a home where her parents always fight, and a rebellious, ... See full summary »

Director: Michal Vinik | Stars: Sivan Noam Shimon, Hadas Jade Sakori, Dvir Benedek, Irit Pashtan

Votes: 687

23. Meine teuflisch gute Freundin (2018)

100 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.2
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When the Devil's daughter is bored with life in hell her father sends her to Earth to convert the people there to evil.

Director: Marco Petry | Stars: Emma Bading, Janina Fautz, Ludwig Simon, Samuel Finzi

Votes: 250

24. Kaena: The Prophecy (2003)

PG-13 | 85 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

6.1
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40 Metascore

Axis, a gigantic coiling plant, stretches high above the clouds. At its center, is a village whose people are in mortal danger, because Axis is withering, it's sap is drying up. The people ... See full summary »

Directors: Chris Delaporte, Pascal Pinon | Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Anjelica Huston, Richard Harris, Cécile de France

Votes: 3,719 | Gross: $0.01M

25. Kiss Me Softly (2012)

16 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

6.5
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The son of a schlager singer wants to sing the song his own way.

Director: Anthony Schatteman | Stars: Ezra Fieremans, Tim Bogaerts, Marijke Pinoy, Marc Van Eeghem

Votes: 309

26. The Wrong Boyfriend (2015 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 88 min | Drama

4.0
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An updated twenty-first century version of Emily Bronte's "Wuthering Heights", set in modern day Malibu, California, where the wealthy Earnshaw family adopts Heath, a troubled teenager. The... See full summary »

Director: Anthony DiBlasi | Stars: Paloma Kwiatkowski, Andrew Jacobs, Matthew Boehm, James Caan

Votes: 461

27. Chiquititas (1995–2001)

60 min | Musical, Family, Comedy

6.3
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The lives of a group of orphans that live at the manor known as Rincón De Luz are touched and changed by a sweet-hearted, dedicated young woman.

Stars: Camila Bordonaba, Nadia Di Cello, Guillermo Santa Cruz, Alberto Fernández de Rosa

Votes: 409

28. Stateside (2004)

R | 97 min | Drama, Music, Romance

5.9
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35 Metascore

The film follows a rebellious teenager on leave from the Marines who falls in love with a female musician. The relationship is threatened when she develops a mental illness...

Director: Reverge Anselmo | Stars: Jonathan Tucker, Rachael Leigh Cook, Agnes Bruckner, Val Kilmer

Votes: 1,801 | Gross: $0.17M

29. The Princess Academy (1987)

R | 90 min | Comedy

3.4
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Lowbrow humor is the feature in this 'Porky's for girls'. The students of an elite international private school that teaches rich young women how to behave like proper ladies rebel against their strict, snobbish and brutish head teacher.

Director: Bruce A. Block | Stars: Eva Gabor, Lu Leonard, Richard Paul, Carole Davis

Votes: 146 | Gross: $0.21M

30. Twisted Desire (1996 TV Movie)

85 min | Crime, Drama

5.9
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A teenage girl convinces a young, love-struck ex-con that the only way they can be together is to do away with her domineering parents. Based on actual events.

Director: Craig R. Baxley | Stars: Melissa Joan Hart, Daniel Baldwin, Jeremy Jordan, Meadow Sisto

Votes: 921

31. Mourir d'aimer... (1971)

GP | 101 min | Drama

6.8
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A love story between a teacher, Daniele, 32 years and one of her students Gerard, 17 during the heated atmosphere of May 68. Daniele is a fiery young woman, very involved politically. ... See full summary »

Director: André Cayatte | Stars: Annie Girardot, Bruno Pradal, Claude Cerval, Jean Bouise

Votes: 253

32. Love is the Word (2013)

102 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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Love is the Word is a moving, romantic and funny coming-of-age drama about the magic of first love and the misery of first lost, set in 1978: the year 'Grease' hit the big screen.

Director: Pieter Kuijpers | Stars: Jeroen van Koningsbrugge, Ella-June Henrard, Huub Stapel, Filip Peeters

Votes: 538

33. Winter Flies (2018)

85 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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Two mischievous adolescent boys embark on a journey of imaginative misadventure and coming-of-age self-discovery, in Olmo Omerzu's road-trip comedy celebrating the need to indulge the ... See full summary »

Director: Olmo Omerzu | Stars: Tomás Mrvík, Jan Frantisek Uher, Eliska Krenková, Zdenek Mucha

Votes: 212

34. Quiet Victory: The Charlie Wedemeyer Story (1988 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama

7.8
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A real-life story about a high school teacher and football coach who is diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease but refuses to give in.

Director: Roy Campanella II | Stars: Pam Dawber, Michael Nouri, Bess Meyer, Peter Berg

Votes: 88

35. Po cem muzi touzí (2018)

Comedy, Fantasy

6.4
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The charismatic and self-confident man, Karel Král, is the editor-in-chief of men's magazine. Although a chauvinistic type, he is very popular with women. However, he struggles in his ... See full summary »

Director: Rudolf Havlik | Stars: Anna Polívková, Jirí Langmajer, Tatiana Pauhofová, Sára Sandeva

Votes: 139

36. Friends Forever (1986)

Unrated | 90 min | Drama

6.5
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Sixteen year old Kristian is very shy, and is struggling to adjust to his new Copenhagen school. He makes friends with two very different boys, nonconformist Henrik, and bullying clique leader Patrick, who he soon discovers is gay.

Director: Stefan Henszelman | Stars: Rita Angela, Carsten Morch, Lilla Nielsen, Lars Kylmann Jacobsen

Votes: 394

37. The Burglar (1987)

90 min | Drama

5.9
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13-year-old Semyon is stuck in between of lifestyles of his father, who has a drinking problem, and nonconformity of his older brother, rock musician.

Director: Valeriy Ogorodnikov | Stars: Oleg Yelykomov, Konstantin Kinchev, Yuri Tsapnik, Svetlana Gaytan

Votes: 101

38. Carnal Utopia (2006)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama, Romance

5.9
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Marcelo Santiago's period romance Dancing in Utopia (AKA Sonjos E Desejos 2006) explores variations of passion and lust as manifest in a potentially incendiary love triangle ...

Director: Marcelo Santiago | Stars: Mel Lisboa, Felipe Camargo, Sergio Marone, Ricardo Pereira

Votes: 85

39. Lincoln Road (2020)

Action, Adventure, Thriller | Pre-production

After serving five years in the Peace Corps, Naomi returns home, only to find her family in danger.

Director: Harona Ceesay | Stars: Teri Reeves, Jay Giannone, Wayne E. Brown, Sean Wei Mah

40. Vivere (2007)

R | 97 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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50 Metascore

On Christmas Eve, Francesca sets out for Rotterdam in order to find her little sister, who has run off with her musician boyfriend. On the way, she picks up Gerlinde, a heartbroken older woman at the end of her rope.

Director: Angelina Maccarone | Stars: Hannelore Elsner, Esther Zimmering, Kim Schnitzer, Egbert Jan Weeber

Votes: 155 | Gross: $0.00M

41. Goddo supiido yuu! Burakku emparaa (1976)

90 min | Documentary

6.7
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The 1970s in Japan saw the rise of motorcycle gangs, which drew the interest of the media. The movie follows a member of the "Black Emperors" gang and his interaction with his parents after he gets in trouble with the police.

Director: Mitsuo Yanagimachi

Votes: 260

42. Normality (1995 Video Game)

Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

8.0
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Kent Knutson lives in the dystopian city of Neutropolis where fun is prohibited. Norms arrest him for whistling. In prison, he is contacted by the resistance. Kent tries locating Saul, dictator Paul's missing good twin brother.

Stars: Corey Feldman, Mary Kay Bergman

Votes: 22

43. Chiquititas Brasil (1997–2001)

Comedy, Drama, Family

7.2
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The lives of a group of orphans, residents of the manor known as Raio De Luz, are touched and changed by a sweet-hearted, dedicated young woman.

Stars: Flávia Monteiro, Álex Benn, Aretha Oliveira, Fernanda Souza

Votes: 95

44. Mi esposa y la otra (1952)

110 min | Drama

7.3
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Director: Alfredo B. Crevenna | Stars: Arturo de Córdova, Marga López, Ramón Gay, Alma Delia Fuentes

Votes: 23

45. Hoe overleef ik...? (2008)

100 min | Drama, Family

5.9
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Director: Nicole van Kilsdonk | Stars: Jolijn van de Wiel, Janni Goslinga, Stefan de Walle, Jesse Straatman

Votes: 276

46. Otan oi rodes horevoun (1984)

88 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

4.7
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Yorgos and his friends are a bike gang that lives wild, until he meets Eirini and things get complicated.

Director: Giannis Dalianidis | Stars: Stamatis Gardelis, Vasia Panagopoulou, Tolis Velonakis, Pavlos Evagelopoulos

Votes: 115

47. La segunda mujer (1953)

90 min | Drama

5.2
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Director: José Díaz Morales | Stars: Rosa Carmina, Antonio Aguilar, Freddy Fernández, Liliana Durán

Votes: 6

48. The Incorrigible (1963)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama

6.9
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A teenager is dismissed from school for misconduct. Still violent, he falls in love with a pupil of his new establishment.

Director: Seijun Suzuki | Stars: Ken Yamauchi, Masako Izumi, Midori Tashiro, Yoko Ozono

Votes: 87

49. Night Dance Hall (1959)

90 min | Drama

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Director: Maurice Cloche | Stars: Pascale Audret, Claude Titre, Sophie Daumier, Micheline Francey

50. Madison Class of '64 (2006)

3 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

7.5
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Features the coming of age of classmate teenagers on their last night before college. Those boys and girls are scheduled to leave Madison High School. That night, each has his own doubts ... See full summary »

Director: Sergi Rubió | Stars: Alba Madriles, Jaume Madaula, Gara Roda, Gerard Ballester

Votes: 14



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