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1. The Big Lebowski (1998)

R | 117 min | Comedy, Crime

8.1
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71 Metascore

Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire of the same name, seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it.

Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore, Steve Buscemi

Votes: 670,023 | Gross: $17.50M

2. The Kissing Booth (2018)

TV-14 | 105 min | Comedy, Romance

6.1
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A high school student is forced to confront her secret crush at a kissing booth.

Director: Vince Marcello | Stars: Joey King, Jacob Elordi, Joel Courtney, Megan du Plessis

Votes: 46,743

3. The Beach Bum (2019)

R | 95 min | Comedy

5.6
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55 Metascore

A rebellious stoner named Moondog lives life by his own rules.

Director: Harmony Korine | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Snoop Dogg, Isla Fisher, Stefania LaVie Owen

Votes: 9,317 | Gross: $3.49M

4. The Karate Kid (1984)

PG | 126 min | Action, Drama, Family

7.2
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60 Metascore

A Japanese martial arts instructor agrees to teach karate to a bullied teenager.

Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita, Elisabeth Shue, Martin Kove

Votes: 159,837 | Gross: $90.82M

5. 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: 75,496 | Gross: $115.00M

6. Spring Breakers (2012)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

5.3
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63 Metascore

Four college girls hold up a restaurant in order to fund their spring break vacation. While partying, drinking, and taking drugs, they are arrested, only to be bailed out by a drug and arms dealer.

Director: Harmony Korine | Stars: Vanessa Hudgens, Selena Gomez, Ashley Benson, Rachel Korine

Votes: 127,657 | Gross: $14.12M

7. I Am Number Four (2011)

PG-13 | 111 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.1
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36 Metascore

Aliens and their Guardians are hiding on Earth from intergalactic bounty hunters. They can only be killed in numerical order, and Number Four is next on the list. This is his story.

Director: D.J. Caruso | Stars: Alex Pettyfer, Timothy Olyphant, Dianna Agron, Teresa Palmer

Votes: 218,957 | Gross: $55.10M

8. Police Academy (1984)

R | 96 min | Comedy

6.7
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41 Metascore

A group of good-hearted, but incompetent misfits enter the police academy, but the instructors there are not going to put up with their pranks.

Director: Hugh Wilson | Stars: Steve Guttenberg, G.W. Bailey, Kim Cattrall, Bubba Smith

Votes: 104,523 | Gross: $81.20M

9. 50 First Dates (2004)

PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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48 Metascore

Henry Roth is a man afraid of commitment up until he meets the beautiful Lucy. They hit it off and Henry think he's finally found the girl of his dreams, until he discovers she has short-term memory loss and forgets him the next day.

Director: Peter Segal | Stars: Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Rob Schneider, Sean Astin

Votes: 306,627 | Gross: $120.91M

10. The Kings of Summer (2013)

R | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.1
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61 Metascore

Three teenage friends, in the ultimate act of independence, decide to spend their summer building a house in the woods and living off the land.

Director: Jordan Vogt-Roberts | Stars: Nick Robinson, Gabriel Basso, Moises Arias, Nick Offerman

Votes: 73,789 | Gross: $1.29M

11. John Tucker Must Die (2006)

PG-13 | 89 min | Comedy, Romance

5.7
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41 Metascore

Three ex-girlfriends of a serial cheater set up their former lover to fall for the new girl in town so they can watch him get his heart broken.

Director: Betty Thomas | Stars: Jesse Metcalfe, Ashanti, Arielle Kebbel, Sophia Bush

Votes: 75,946 | Gross: $41.01M

12. The Princess Diaries (2001)

G | 111 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

6.3
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52 Metascore

Mia Thermopolis has just found out that she is the heir apparent to the throne of Genovia. With her friends Lilly and Michael Moscovitz in tow, she tries to navigate through the rest of her sixteenth year.

Director: Garry Marshall | Stars: Julie Andrews, Anne Hathaway, Hector Elizondo, Heather Matarazzo

Votes: 117,573 | Gross: $108.25M

13. Crossroads (I) (2002)

PG-13 | 93 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

3.5
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27 Metascore

Three childhood best friends, and a guy they just met, take a road trip across the country, finding themselves and their friendship in the process.

Director: Tamra Davis | Stars: Britney Spears, Anson Mount, Zoe Saldana, Taryn Manning

Votes: 37,137 | Gross: $37.19M

14. Out of Sight (1998)

R | 123 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.0
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85 Metascore

A career bank robber breaks out of jail, and shares a moment of mutual attraction with a U.S. Marshal he has kidnapped.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: George Clooney, Jennifer Lopez, Ving Rhames, Steve Zahn

Votes: 80,305 | Gross: $37.56M

15. The Ruins (2008)

R | 90 min | Horror

5.8
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44 Metascore

A group of friends whose leisurely Mexican holiday takes a turn for the worse when they, along with a fellow tourist, embark on a remote archaeological dig in the jungle where something evil lives among the ruins.

Director: Carter Smith | Stars: Shawn Ashmore, Jena Malone, Jonathan Tucker, Laura Ramsey

Votes: 66,388 | Gross: $17.43M

16. Wish You Were Here (I) (2012)

R | 89 min | Drama, Mystery

5.9
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60 Metascore

Four friends lose themselves in a carefree South-East Asian holiday. Only three come back. Dave and Alice return home to their young family desperate for answers about Jeremy's mysterious ... See full summary »

Director: Kieran Darcy-Smith | Stars: Joel Edgerton, Teresa Palmer, Felicity Price, Antony Starr

Votes: 4,941 | Gross: $0.05M

17. Muscle Beach Party (1964)

Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy, Musical

5.0
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Local beach-goers find that their beach has been taken over by a businessman training a stable of body builders.

Director: William Asher | Stars: Frankie Avalon, Annette Funicello, Luciana Paluzzi, John Ashley

Votes: 1,176

18. One Crazy Summer (1986)

PG | 93 min | Comedy, Romance

6.5
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47 Metascore

An aspiring teenage cartoonist and his friends come to the aid of a singer trying to save her family property from developers.

Director: Savage Steve Holland | Stars: John Cusack, Demi Moore, Linda Warren, Joel Murray

Votes: 12,885 | Gross: $13.43M

19. Don't Make Waves (1967)

Approved | 97 min | Comedy

6.1
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New York tourist Tony Curtis falls asleep on a Southern California beach on his first night in the West and wakes up to The New Phantasmagoria--catamarans, surfers (including a dog), ... See full summary »

Director: Alexander Mackendrick | Stars: Tony Curtis, Claudia Cardinale, Robert Webber, Joanna Barnes

Votes: 1,191

20. Teen Beach Movie (2013 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 110 min | Family, Fantasy, Musical

5.8
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Two surfing lovers, whose doomed relationship is nearing to a close, find themselves swept into a a dimension traversing wave that sends them into a beach movie musical in the 60's.

Director: Jeffrey Hornaday | Stars: Ross Lynch, Maia Mitchell, Gracie Gillam, Garrett Clayton

Votes: 8,353

21. Beach Blanket Bingo (1965)

Unrated | 98 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

5.7
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In the fourth of the highly successful Frankie and Annette beach party movies, a motorcycle gang led by Eric Von Zipper kidnaps singing star Sugar Kane managed by Bullets, who hires ... See full summary »

Director: William Asher | Stars: Frankie Avalon, Annette Funicello, Deborah Walley, Harvey Lembeck

Votes: 2,234

22. The Howling (1981)

R | 91 min | Horror

6.6
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68 Metascore

After a bizarre and near deadly encounter with a serial killer, a television newswoman is sent to a remote mountain resort whose residents may not be what they seem.

Director: Joe Dante | Stars: Dee Wallace, Patrick Macnee, Dennis Dugan, Christopher Stone

Votes: 28,284 | Gross: $17.99M

23. Hardbodies (1984)

R | 88 min | Comedy

4.9
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1 Metascore

Three middle-aged daddies visit California to have a marvelous time at the beach. When they learn that a nice apartment and an expensive cabriolet isn't enough for them to score with the ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Griffiths | Stars: Grant Cramer, Teal Roberts, Gary Wood, Michael Rapport

Votes: 2,895 | Gross: $7.12M

24. Private Resort (1985)

R | 82 min | Comedy

5.3
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34 Metascore

The story of two adolescent boys who are guests at a Florida resort for the week-end. Their only interest is, of course, chasing girls, but fate has much more in store for them.

Director: George Bowers | Stars: Rob Morrow, Johnny Depp, Emily Longstreth, Karyn O'Bryan

Votes: 7,128 | Gross: $0.33M

25. Act of Valor (2012)

R | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.5
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40 Metascore

An elite team of Navy SEALs embark on a covert mission to recover a kidnapped CIA agent.

Directors: Mike McCoy, Scott Waugh | Stars: Alex Veadov, Roselyn Sanchez, Nestor Serrano, Rorke Denver

Votes: 63,999 | Gross: $70.01M

26. Rad (1986)

PG | 91 min | Drama, Sport

7.0
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24 Metascore

The story of one young man, Cru Jones, who has the intensity and desire to win a BMX race called Helltrack.

Director: Hal Needham | Stars: Bart Conner, Lori Loughlin, Bill Allen, Talia Shire

Votes: 4,576 | Gross: $2.02M

27. How to Stuff a Wild Bikini (1965)

Not Rated | 93 min | Comedy, Musical

4.6
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Frankie, on naval-reserve duty in Tahiti, doesn't trust Dee Dee to stay faithful, so he hires Bwana, a witch doctor, to help. Bwana conjures up a floating bikini, "stuffs" it with Cassandra... See full summary »

Director: William Asher | Stars: Annette Funicello, Dwayne Hickman, Brian Donlevy, Harvey Lembeck

Votes: 1,060

28. Shag (I) (1989)

PG | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.4
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56 Metascore

Summer of 1963. Carson is getting married to her boyfriend so her friends Melaina, Pudge and Luanne take her to Myrtle Beach for one last irresponsible weekend.

Director: Zelda Barron | Stars: Phoebe Cates, Bridget Fonda, Scott Coffey, Annabeth Gish

Votes: 3,558 | Gross: $6.96M

29. Blame It on Rio (1984)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Romance

5.8
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22 Metascore

Best friends and their daughters vacation in Rio de Janeiro only for one to fall for the other's daughter.

Director: Stanley Donen | Stars: Michael Caine, Michelle Johnson, Demi Moore, Joseph Bologna

Votes: 9,279 | Gross: $18.64M

30. Beach Party (1963)

Not Rated | 101 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

5.8
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"Beach Party" was the first of of a series of seven related AIP beach party films. The others are Muscle Beach Party, Bikini Beach, Pajama Party, Beach Blanket Bingo, How to Stuff a Wild Bikini and The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini.

Director: William Asher | Stars: Robert Cummings, Dorothy Malone, Frankie Avalon, Annette Funicello

Votes: 1,713

31. The Private Lives of Pippa Lee (2009)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.4
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49 Metascore

After her much older husband forces a move to a suburban retirement community, Pippa Lee engages in a period of reflection and finds herself heading toward a quiet nervous breakdown.

Director: Rebecca Miller | Stars: Robin Wright, Alan Arkin, Mike Binder, Winona Ryder

Votes: 12,372

32. Captain Corelli's Mandolin (2001)

R | 131 min | Drama, Music, Romance

5.9
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36 Metascore

When a fisherman leaves to fight with the Greek army during World War II, his fiancée falls in love with the local Italian commander.

Director: John Madden | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Penélope Cruz, John Hurt, Christian Bale

Votes: 31,420 | Gross: $25.54M

33. House Party (1990)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

6.4
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76 Metascore

Kid decides to go to his friend Play's house party, but neither of them can predict what's in store for them on what could be the wildest night of their lives.

Director: Reginald Hudlin | Stars: Christopher Reid, Robin Harris, Christopher Martin, Martin Lawrence

Votes: 12,017 | Gross: $26.39M

34. Summer Catch (2001)

PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.0
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21 Metascore

A rich girl whose family summers on Cape Cod has a romance with a local poor boy who hopes to become a major league baseball player.

Director: Michael Tollin | Stars: Freddie Prinze Jr., Jessica Biel, Fred Ward, Matthew Lillard

Votes: 14,599 | Gross: $19.69M

35. 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: 9,232 | Gross: $8.74M

36. Tart (2001)

R | 94 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

4.7
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After her only friend is expelled from their private school in the Upper East Side of Manhattan, Cat Storm wants to get close to a boy she is attracted to and recreate herself with new ... See full summary »

Director: Christina Wayne | Stars: Dominique Swain, Brad Renfro, Bijou Phillips, Mischa Barton

Votes: 2,763

37. Back to the Beach (1987)

PG | 92 min | Comedy, Musical

5.9
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Frankie and Annette, having grown up and put aside their beach-partying lifestyle, visit their daughter in Southern California and discover there's still some wild times left in them.

Director: Lyndall Hobbs | Stars: Frankie Avalon, Annette Funicello, Lori Loughlin, Tommy Hinkley

Votes: 2,555 | Gross: $13.11M

38. Spring Break (1983)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Romance

4.9
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17 Metascore

Two sets of two college guys spend a spring break together in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. There they have lots of fun in and out of the sun.

Director: Sean S. Cunningham | Stars: David Knell, Steve Bassett, Perry Lang, Paul Land

Votes: 2,432 | Gross: $24.07M

39. Gidget (1959)

Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy

6.7
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A young girl discovers surfing and love (in that order) during one transitive summer.

Director: Paul Wendkos | Stars: Sandra Dee, James Darren, Cliff Robertson, Arthur O'Connell

Votes: 2,831

40. From Justin to Kelly (2003)

PG | 81 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

2.1
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14 Metascore

A waitress from Texas and a college student from Pennsylvania meet during spring break in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and come together through their shared love of singing.

Director: Robert Iscove | Stars: Kelly Clarkson, Justin Guarini, Katherine Bailess, Anika Noni Rose

Votes: 24,469 | Gross: $4.92M

41. Love Don't Cost a Thing (2003)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Romance, Drama

5.2
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37 Metascore

A high school loser pays a cheerleader to pose as his girlfriend so he can be considered cool.

Director: Troy Byer | Stars: Nick Cannon, Christina Milian, Jordan Burg, Jackie Benoit

Votes: 7,571 | Gross: $21.90M

42. The Beach Girls (1982)

R | 91 min | Comedy

5.1
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School is out, and three girls head to the beach for vacation. Two of the girls are world-wise party-goers who attempt to loosen up their naive, virginal friend, whose uncle has allowed the... See full summary »

Director: Bud Townsend | Stars: Debra Blee, Val Kline, Jeana Keough, James Daughton

Votes: 1,257

43. The Door in the Floor (2004)

R | 111 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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67 Metascore

A writer's young assistant becomes both pawn and catalyst in his boss's disintegrating household.

Director: Tod Williams | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Kim Basinger, Jon Foster, Elle Fanning

Votes: 14,766 | Gross: $3.84M

44. American Beach House (2015)

90 min | Comedy

2.3
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What happens when six lucky strangers, three handsome young guys and three beautiful sexy young women, from all over the world, win a random contest-- an all expenses paid trip to an ... See full summary »

Director: Straw Weisman | Stars: Mischa Barton, Lorenzo Lamas, Martin Belmana, Christiane Kroll

Votes: 800

45. The Endless Summer (1966)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary, Sport

7.8
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The crown jewel to ten years of Bruce Brown surfing documentaries. Brown follows two young surfers around the world in search of the perfect wave, and ends up finding quite a few in addition to some colorful local characters.

Director: Bruce Brown | Stars: Robert August, Michael Hynson, Lord James Blears, Bruce Brown

Votes: 4,711

46. Psycho Beach Party (2000)

Unrated | 95 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

6.2
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42 Metascore

Spoof of 1960s Beach Party/Gidget surfing movies mixed with slasher horror films. Florence Forrest, a not-so-innocent girl in 1960s Malibu, becomes "Chicklet", the first girl surfer at ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Lee King | Stars: Lauren Ambrose, Nicholas Brendon, Thomas Gibson, Kimberley Davies

Votes: 5,213 | Gross: $0.27M

47. Where the Boys Are (1960)

Approved | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.7
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Four very different college girls drive to Fort Lauderdale, Florida for spring break and seek out various adventures and romance for themselves.

Director: Henry Levin | Stars: Dolores Hart, George Hamilton, Yvette Mimieux, Jim Hutton

Votes: 2,155

48. A Summer Place (1959)

Approved | 130 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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A self-made businessman rekindles a romance with a former flame while their two teenage children begin a romance of their own with drastic consequences for both couples.

Director: Delmer Daves | Stars: Richard Egan, Dorothy McGuire, Sandra Dee, Arthur Kennedy

Votes: 2,610

49. Beach Babes from Beyond (1993)

R | 75 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

3.6
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An intergalactic babe borrows her dad's T-bird ship to do a little planet-hopping with her two friends, but they run out of fuel unexpectedly, and must land on Earth. They land on the ... See full summary »

Director: David DeCoteau | Stars: Joe Estevez, Don Swayze, Joey Travolta, Burt Ward

Votes: 702

50. Bikini Spring Break (2012 Video)

R | 87 min | Comedy

3.1
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A group of coeds from a small conservative college break out of their shells when their marching band bus breaks down in Ft. Lauderdale during Spring Break.

Director: Jared Cohn | Stars: Rachel Alig, Virginia Petrucci, Samantha Stewart, Robert Carradine

Votes: 1,717



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