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1. Stranger Things (2016– )

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

8.8
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When a young boy disappears, his mother, a police chief, and his friends must confront terrifying supernatural forces in order to get him back.

Stars: Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard, Winona Ryder, Caleb McLaughlin

Votes: 679,576

2. Instant Family (2018)

PG-13 | 118 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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57 Metascore

A couple find themselves in over their heads when they foster three children.

Director: Sean Anders | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Rose Byrne, Isabela Merced, Gustavo Escobar

Votes: 59,181 | Gross: $67.36M

3. Lolita (1962)

Not Rated | 153 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.6
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79 Metascore

A middle-aged college professor becomes infatuated with a fourteen-year-old nymphet.

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: James Mason, Shelley Winters, Sue Lyon, Gary Cockrell

Votes: 85,353 | Gross: $9.25M

4. 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: 69,603 | Gross: $25.60M

5. Big (1988)

PG | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.3
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73 Metascore

After wishing to be made big, a teenage boy wakes the next morning to find himself mysteriously in the body of an adult.

Director: Penny Marshall | Stars: Tom Hanks, Elizabeth Perkins, Robert Loggia, John Heard

Votes: 184,022 | Gross: $114.97M

6. Girl, Interrupted (1999)

R | 127 min | Biography, Drama

7.3
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51 Metascore

Based on writer Susanna Kaysen's account of her 18-month stay at a mental hospital in the late 1960s.

Director: James Mangold | Stars: Winona Ryder, Angelina Jolie, Clea DuVall, Brittany Murphy

Votes: 151,608 | Gross: $28.87M

7. The Lost Boys (1987)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Horror

7.3
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63 Metascore

After moving to a new town, two brothers discover that the area is a haven for vampires.

Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Jason Patric, Corey Haim, Dianne Wiest, Barnard Hughes

Votes: 114,972 | Gross: $32.22M

8. Carrie (1976)

R | 98 min | Horror

7.4
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85 Metascore

Carrie White, a shy, friendless teenage girl who is sheltered by her domineering, religious mother, unleashes her telekinetic powers after being humiliated by her classmates at her senior prom.

Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie, Amy Irving, John Travolta

Votes: 157,060 | Gross: $33.80M

9. 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: 430,258 | Gross: $17.74M

10. Almost Famous (2000)

R | 122 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.9
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90 Metascore

A high-school boy is given the chance to write a story for Rolling Stone Magazine about an up-and-coming rock band as he accompanies them on their concert tour.

Director: Cameron Crowe | Stars: Billy Crudup, Patrick Fugit, Kate Hudson, Frances McDormand

Votes: 238,566 | Gross: $32.53M

11. Malena (2000)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.5
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54 Metascore

Amidst the war climate, a teenage boy discovering himself becomes love-stricken by Malèna, a sensual woman living in a small, narrow-minded Italian town.

Director: Giuseppe Tornatore | Stars: Monica Bellucci, Giuseppe Sulfaro, Luciano Federico, Matilde Piana

Votes: 82,398 | Gross: $3.43M

12. Moonrise Kingdom (2012)

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

7.8
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84 Metascore

A pair of young lovers flee their New England town, which causes a local search party to fan out to find them.

Director: Wes Anderson | Stars: Jared Gilman, Kara Hayward, Bruce Willis, Bill Murray

Votes: 297,753 | Gross: $45.51M

13. Friday the 13th (1980)

R | 95 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.5
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22 Metascore

A group of camp counselors are stalked and murdered by an unknown assailant while trying to reopen a summer camp where, years before, it was the site of a child's drowning and a grisly double murder.

Director: Sean S. Cunningham | Stars: Betsy Palmer, Adrienne King, Jeannine Taylor, Robbi Morgan

Votes: 109,794 | Gross: $39.75M

14. Liar Liar (1997)

PG-13 | 86 min | Comedy, Fantasy

6.9
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70 Metascore

A fast-track lawyer can't lie for 24 hours due to his son's birthday wish after he disappoints his son for the last time.

Director: Tom Shadyac | Stars: Jim Carrey, Maura Tierney, Amanda Donohoe, Jennifer Tilly

Votes: 265,464 | Gross: $181.41M

15. The Edge of Seventeen (2016)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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77 Metascore

High-school life gets even more unbearable for Nadine when her best friend, Krista, starts dating her older brother.

Director: Kelly Fremon Craig | Stars: Hailee Steinfeld, Haley Lu Richardson, Blake Jenner, Kyra Sedgwick

Votes: 91,909 | Gross: $14.26M

16. Oh, Ramona! (2019)

109 min | Comedy, Romance

4.9
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A teenager named Andrei transitions from a teenager into an adult.

Director: Cristina Jacob | Stars: Aggy K. Adams, Holly Horne, Bogdan Iancu, Adina Stetcu

Votes: 6,016

17. Big Daddy (1999)

PG-13 | 93 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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41 Metascore

A lazy law school grad adopts a kid to impress his girlfriend, but everything doesn't go as planned and he becomes the unlikely foster father.

Director: Dennis Dugan | Stars: Adam Sandler, Joey Lauren Adams, Jon Stewart, Cole Sprouse

Votes: 188,644 | Gross: $163.48M

18. Thirteen (2003)

R | 100 min | Drama

6.8
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70 Metascore

A thirteen-year-old girl's relationship with her mother is put to the test as she discovers drugs, sex, and petty crime in the company of her cool but troubled best friend.

Director: Catherine Hardwicke | Stars: Evan Rachel Wood, Holly Hunter, Nikki Reed, Vanessa Hudgens

Votes: 76,719 | Gross: $4.60M

19. Brimstone (2016)

R | 148 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.1
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45 Metascore

From the moment the new reverend climbs the pulpit, Liz knows she and her family are in great danger.

Director: Martin Koolhoven | Stars: Guy Pearce, Dakota Fanning, Emilia Jones, Carice van Houten

Votes: 31,997

20. Romeo and Juliet (1968)

PG | 138 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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When two young members of feuding families meet, forbidden love ensues.

Director: Franco Zeffirelli | Stars: Leonard Whiting, Olivia Hussey, John McEnery, Milo O'Shea

Votes: 27,817 | Gross: $38.90M

21. Age of Consent (1969)

R | 98 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.4
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A grizzled Australian painter decides to jolt his stale creativity in a remote island on the Great Barrier Reef, where he meets an alluring young islander who becomes his enchanting model. Could the untamed girl be his long-awaited muse?

Director: Michael Powell | Stars: James Mason, Helen Mirren, Jack MacGowran, Neva Carr-Glynn

Votes: 2,590

22. Some Kind of Wonderful (1987)

PG-13 | 95 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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55 Metascore

When Keith goes out with Amanda, the girl of his dreams, Amanda's ex-boyfriend plans to get back at Keith. Meanwhile, Keith's best friend, tomboy Watts, realizes she has feelings for Keith.

Director: Howard Deutch | Stars: Eric Stoltz, Mary Stuart Masterson, Lea Thompson, Craig Sheffer

Votes: 25,443 | Gross: $18.55M

23. Pink Floyd: The Wall (1982)

R | 95 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy

8.1
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47 Metascore

A confined but troubled rock star descends into madness in the midst of his physical and social isolation from everyone.

Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Bob Geldof, Christine Hargreaves, James Laurenson, Eleanor David

Votes: 71,913 | Gross: $22.24M

24. My Wife and Kids (2001–2005)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Family

6.8
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Michael Kyle longs for a traditional life, but his day-trader wife Janet, gangsta rap-worshipping son Michael Jr., and brooding daughters Claire and Kady make his dream just that ... a dream.

Stars: Damon Wayans, Tisha Campbell-Martin, George Gore II, Parker McKenna Posey

Votes: 24,183

25. My So-Called Life (1994–1995)

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

8.3
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A 15-year-old girl and her trials and tribulations of being a teenager and dealing with friends, guys, parents, and school.

Stars: Bess Armstrong, Wilson Cruz, Claire Danes, Devon Gummersall

Votes: 18,055

26. Hairspray (1988)

PG | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.9
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77 Metascore

A 'pleasantly plump' teenager teaches 1962 Baltimore a thing or two about integration after landing a spot on a local TV dance show.

Director: John Waters | Stars: Sonny Bono, Ruth Brown, Divine, Debbie Harry

Votes: 18,819 | Gross: $6.67M

27. Nowhere Boy (2009)

R | 98 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.1
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67 Metascore

A chronicle of John Lennon's first years, focused mainly in his adolescence and his relationship with his stern aunt Mimi, who raised him, and his absentee mother Julia, who re-entered his life at a crucial moment in his young life.

Director: Sam Taylor-Johnson | Stars: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Kristin Scott Thomas, Anne-Marie Duff, David Threlfall

Votes: 33,392 | Gross: $1.45M

28. 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: 7,361 | Gross: $5.83M

29. The 400 Blows (1959)

Not Rated | 99 min | Crime, Drama

8.1
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A young boy, left without attention, delves into a life of petty crime.

Director: François Truffaut | Stars: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Albert Rémy, Claire Maurier, Guy Decomble

Votes: 94,981

30. A Hard Day's Night (1964)

G | 87 min | Comedy, Music, Musical

7.6
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96 Metascore

Over two "typical" days in the life of The Beatles, the boys struggle to keep themselves and Sir Paul McCartney's mischievous grandfather in check while preparing for a live television performance.

Director: Richard Lester | Stars: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr

Votes: 37,625 | Gross: $13.78M

31. Little Big Man (1970)

PG-13 | 139 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.6
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63 Metascore

Jack Crabb, looking back from extreme old age, tells of his life being raised by Native Americans and fighting with General Custer.

Director: Arthur Penn | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Faye Dunaway, Chief Dan George, Martin Balsam

Votes: 31,102 | Gross: $31.56M

32. Heathers (2018– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

5.6
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TV version of a 1988 black comedy, 'Heathers,' where an outcast student plots to kill the cool kids.

Stars: Grace Victoria Cox, Melanie Field, James Scully, Brendan Scannell

Votes: 2,044

33. Candy (1968)

R | 115 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

5.4
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Candy Christian (Ewa Aulin), an innocent high-schooler, encounters numerous colorful characters and humorous sexual situations while attempting to find meaning in life.

Director: Christian Marquand | Stars: Ewa Aulin, Richard Burton, Charles Aznavour, Marlon Brando

Votes: 2,497

34. Elfen Lied (2004)

TV-MA | 24 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

8.0
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Two university students come across a seemingly harmless girl named Lucy, unaware that she's actually a mutant serial killer with a split personality.

Stars: Sanae Kobayashi, Chihiro Suzuki, Mamiko Noto, Adam Conlon

Votes: 27,511

35. Nowhere (1997)

R | 82 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

6.5
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44 Metascore

Follows a day in the lives of a group of Los Angeles high school students and the strange lives they lead.

Director: Gregg Araki | Stars: James Duval, Rachel True, Nathan Bexton, Chiara Mastroianni

Votes: 7,808 | Gross: $0.03M

36. Splendor in the Grass (1961)

Not Rated | 124 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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74 Metascore

A fragile Kansas girl's love for a handsome young man from the town's most powerful family drives her to heartbreak and madness.

Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Natalie Wood, Warren Beatty, Pat Hingle, Audrey Christie

Votes: 16,462 | Gross: $8.72M

37. Imitation of Life (1959)

Not Rated | 125 min | Drama

7.9
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An aspiring actress befriends a black widow, but trouble arises when the latter is rejected by her daughter, who tries to pass for white.

Director: Douglas Sirk | Stars: Lana Turner, John Gavin, Sandra Dee, Susan Kohner

Votes: 13,739 | Gross: $13.99M

38. Prom (2011)

PG | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

5.4
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50 Metascore

A group of teenagers get ready for their high school prom.

Director: Joe Nussbaum | Stars: Aimee Teegarden, Thomas McDonell, DeVaughn Nixon, Danielle Campbell

Votes: 14,417 | Gross: $10.13M

39. The Diary of Anne Frank (1959)

Approved | 180 min | Biography, Drama, Family

7.4
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59 Metascore

During World War II, a teenage Jewish girl named Anne Frank and her family are forced into hiding in the Nazi-occupied Netherlands.

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Millie Perkins, Shelley Winters, Joseph Schildkraut, Richard Beymer

Votes: 11,230 | Gross: $5.01M

40. If.... (1968)

R | 111 min | Crime, Drama

7.6
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In this allegorical story, a revolution led by pupil Mick Travis takes place at an old established private school in England.

Director: Lindsay Anderson | Stars: Malcolm McDowell, David Wood, Richard Warwick, Christine Noonan

Votes: 20,623

41. ...And God Created Woman (1956)

PG | 90 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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In sunny St. Tropez, a young sexpot loves one brother but marries the other.

Director: Roger Vadim | Stars: Brigitte Bardot, Curd Jürgens, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Jane Marken

Votes: 6,880 | Gross: $2.00M

42. Spider (2002)

R | 98 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.8
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83 Metascore

A mentally disturbed man takes residence in a halfway house. His mind gradually slips back into the realm created by his illness, where he replays a key part of his childhood.

Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Miranda Richardson, Gabriel Byrne, Lynn Redgrave

Votes: 34,110 | Gross: $1.64M

43. This Property Is Condemned (1966)

Unrated | 110 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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The dramatic love story of small-town Mississippi girl Alva Starr and railroad official Owen Legate, set during the Great Depression.

Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Natalie Wood, Robert Redford, Charles Bronson, Kate Reid

Votes: 4,760

44. 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: 2,926 | Gross: $2.08M

45. Roger Dodger (2002)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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75 Metascore

After breaking up with his lover and boss, a smooth-talking man takes his teenaged nephew out on the town in search of sex.

Director: Dylan Kidd | Stars: Campbell Scott, Jesse Eisenberg, Isabella Rossellini, Elizabeth Berkley

Votes: 16,470 | Gross: $1.27M

46. 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: 16,446

47. Show Me Love (1998)

Not Rated | 89 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.5
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73 Metascore

Two teenage girls in small-town Sweden. Elin is beautiful, popular, and bored with life. Agnes is friendless, sad, and secretly in love with Elin.

Director: Lukas Moodysson | Stars: Alexandra Dahlström, Rebecka Liljeberg, Erica Carlson, Mathias Rust

Votes: 47,974 | Gross: $0.17M

48. The Cement Garden (1993)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama

7.1
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Four children try to hold things together and play a family in their isolated prefab house after the death of their parents. As they begin to deteriorate mentally, they hide their mom's festering corpse in a makeshift concrete sarcophagus.

Director: Andrew Birkin | Stars: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Andrew Robertson, Alice Coulthard, Ned Birkin

Votes: 4,200 | Gross: $0.32M

49. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969)

PG | 116 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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A headstrong young teacher in a private school in 1930s Edinburgh ignores the curriculum and influences her impressionable twelve-year-old charges with her over-romanticized world view.

Director: Ronald Neame | Stars: Maggie Smith, Gordon Jackson, Robert Stephens, Pamela Franklin

Votes: 7,970

50. Peyton Place (1964–1969)

30 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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The original primetime soap took place in the title town, which was founded by the Peyton family, whose members included the Harringtons. Some of the plots involved Rodney Harrington, the ... See full summary »

Stars: Ed Nelson, Barbara Parkins, Warner Anderson, Ryan O'Neal

Votes: 452



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