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1. Family Guy (1999– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

8.1
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In a wacky Rhode Island town, a dysfunctional family strive to cope with everyday life as they are thrown from one crazy scenario to another.

Stars: Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green, Mila Kunis

Votes: 286,928

2. Mean Girls (2004)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy

7.0
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66 Metascore

Cady Heron is a hit with The Plastics, the A-list girl clique at her new school, until she makes the mistake of falling for Aaron Samuels, the ex-boyfriend of alpha Plastic Regina George.

Director: Mark Waters | Stars: Lindsay Lohan, Jonathan Bennett, Rachel McAdams, Tina Fey

Votes: 306,507 | Gross: $86.06M

3. The Golden Girls (1985–1992)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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Four previously married women live together in Miami, sharing their various experiences together and enjoying themselves despite hard times.

Stars: Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan, Estelle Getty

Votes: 28,276

4. 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: 154,426 | Gross: $33.80M

5. Blue Is the Warmest Color (2013)

NC-17 | 180 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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88 Metascore

Adèle's life is changed when she meets Emma, a young woman with blue hair, who will allow her to discover desire and to assert herself as a woman and as an adult. In front of others, Adèle grows, seeks herself, loses herself, and ultimately finds herself through love and loss.

Director: Abdellatif Kechiche | Stars: Léa Seydoux, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Salim Kechiouche, Aurélien Recoing

Votes: 126,569 | Gross: $2.20M

6. When Calls the Heart (2014– )

TV-G | 43 min | Drama

8.3
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Elizabeth Thatcher, a young school teacher from a wealthy Eastern family, migrates from the big city to teach school in a small coal mining town in the west.

Stars: Erin Krakow, Martin Cummins, Lori Loughlin, Pascale Hutton

Votes: 8,237

7. Matilda (1996)

PG | 102 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.9
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72 Metascore

Story of a wonderful little girl, who happens to be a genius, and her wonderful teacher vs. the worst parents ever and the worst school principal imaginable.

Director: Danny DeVito | Stars: Danny DeVito, Rhea Perlman, Mara Wilson, Embeth Davidtz

Votes: 113,948 | Gross: $33.08M

8. Gifted (2017)

PG-13 | 101 min | Drama

7.6
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60 Metascore

Frank, a single man raising his child prodigy niece Mary, is drawn into a custody battle with his mother.

Director: Marc Webb | Stars: Chris Evans, Mckenna Grace, Lindsay Duncan, Octavia Spencer

Votes: 85,732 | Gross: $24.80M

9. The Inbetweeners (2008–2010)

TV-14 | 25 min | Comedy

8.4
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Follows four friends and their antics during their final years of school.

Stars: Simon Bird, James Buckley, Blake Harrison, Joe Thomas

Votes: 73,448

10. Everybody Knows (2018)

R | 133 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.0
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68 Metascore

Laura, a Spanish woman living in Buenos Aires, returns to her hometown outside Madrid with her two children to attend her sister's wedding. However, the trip is upset by unexpected events that bring secrets into the open.

Director: Asghar Farhadi | Stars: Penélope Cruz, Javier Bardem, Ricardo Darín, Eduard Fernández

Votes: 21,256 | Gross: $2.66M

11. The Firm (1993)

R | 154 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.8
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58 Metascore

A young lawyer joins a prestigious law firm only to discover that it has a sinister dark side.

Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Tom Cruise, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Gene Hackman, Hal Holbrook

Votes: 107,899 | Gross: $158.35M

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: 118,093 | Gross: $108.25M

13. The Layover (I) (2017)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Romance

4.7
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15 Metascore

Two friends on a road trip compete for the affections of a handsome man when their flight is redirected due to a hurricane.

Director: William H. Macy | Stars: Kate Upton, Alexandra Daddario, Matt Barr, Matt Jones

Votes: 10,711

14. Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989)

R | 100 min | Adventure, Horror, Thriller

4.6
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14 Metascore

A boatful of graduating high school students headed to Manhattan accidentally pull Jason Voorhees along for the ride.

Director: Rob Hedden | Stars: Jensen Daggett, Kane Hodder, Todd Caldecott, Tiffany Paulsen

Votes: 30,184 | Gross: $14.34M

15. Bridge to Terabithia (2007)

PG | 96 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

7.1
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74 Metascore

A preteen's life turns upside down when he befriends the new girl in school and they imagine a whole new fantasy world to escape reality.

Director: Gabor Csupo | Stars: Josh Hutcherson, AnnaSophia Robb, Zooey Deschanel, Robert Patrick

Votes: 133,371 | Gross: $82.27M

16. Mike & Molly (2010–2016)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy

6.3
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A couple meets at an Overeaters' Anonymous meeting.

Stars: Billy Gardell, Melissa McCarthy, Reno Wilson, Katy Mixon

Votes: 21,430

17. The Woman (I) (2011)

R | 101 min | Horror

6.0
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58 Metascore

When a successful country lawyer captures and attempts to "civilize" the last remaining member of a violent clan that has roamed the Northeast coast for decades, he puts the lives of his family in jeopardy.

Director: Lucky McKee | Stars: Pollyanna McIntosh, Brandon Gerald Fuller, Lauren Ashley Carter, Chris Krzykowski

Votes: 20,384

18. Varsity Blues (1999)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.5
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50 Metascore

A back-up quarterback is chosen to lead a Texas football team to victory after the star quarterback is injured.

Director: Brian Robbins | Stars: James Van Der Beek, Jon Voight, Paul Walker, Ron Lester

Votes: 39,541 | Gross: $52.89M

19. Three O'Clock High (1987)

PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy

7.1
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36 Metascore

A nerd gets himself in hot water with the new bully, a quiet bad boy who challenges him to fight on the grounds of their high school after the day's end.

Director: Phil Joanou | Stars: Casey Siemaszko, Annie Ryan, Richard Tyson, Stacey Glick

Votes: 9,972 | Gross: $3.69M

20. Menace II Society (1993)

R | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.5
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76 Metascore

A young street hustler attempts to escape the rigors and temptations of the ghetto in a quest for a better life.

Directors: Albert Hughes, Allen Hughes | Stars: Tyrin Turner, Larenz Tate, June Kyoto Lu, Toshi Toda

Votes: 47,357 | Gross: $27.90M

21. Liar (2017– )

TV-14 | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.1
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British psychological thriller in which schoolteacher Laura Nielson accuses renowned surgeon Andrew Earlham of rape.

Stars: Joanne Froggatt, Ioan Gruffudd, Zoë Tapper, Warren Brown

Votes: 4,675

22. Vampire Academy (2014)

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

5.5
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31 Metascore

Rose Hathaway is a Dhampir, half human-half vampire, a guardian of the Moroi, peaceful, mortal vampires living discreetly within our world. Her calling is to protect the Moroi from bloodthirsty, immortal Vampires, the Strigoi.

Director: Mark Waters | Stars: Zoey Deutch, Lucy Fry, Danila Kozlovsky, Gabriel Byrne

Votes: 49,732 | Gross: $7.79M

23. Freedom Writers (2007)

PG-13 | 123 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.5
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64 Metascore

A young teacher inspires her class of at-risk students to learn tolerance, apply themselves and pursue education beyond high school.

Director: Richard LaGravenese | Stars: Hilary Swank, Imelda Staunton, Patrick Dempsey, Scott Glenn

Votes: 62,646 | Gross: $36.61M

24. Teachers (2001–2004)

50 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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Comedy drama that follows the exploits of school staff both inside and out of the classroom.

Stars: Ursula Holden Gill, Gillian Bevan, Lloyd McGuire, Ellen Thomas

Votes: 2,879

25. A Christmas Story (1983)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Family

8.0
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77 Metascore

In the 1940s, a young boy named Ralphie attempts to convince his parents, his teacher and Santa that a Red Ryder BB gun really is the perfect Christmas gift.

Director: Bob Clark | Stars: Peter Billingsley, Melinda Dillon, Darren McGavin, Scott Schwartz

Votes: 122,495 | Gross: $20.61M

26. 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: 16,335 | Gross: $8.72M

27. Hardball (2001)

PG-13 | 106 min | Drama, Sport

6.4
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48 Metascore

An aimless young man who is scalping tickets, gambling, and drinking, agrees to coach a Little League team from the Cabrini Green housing project in Chicago as a condition of getting a loan from a friend.

Director: Brian Robbins | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Diane Lane, John Hawkes, Bryan Hearne

Votes: 26,609 | Gross: $40.22M

28. American Pie Presents: The Book of Love (2009 Video)

R | 93 min | Comedy

4.8
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Ten years after the first American Pie movie, three new hapless virgins discover the Bible hidden in the school library at East Great Falls High.

Director: John Putch | Stars: Bug Hall, Kevin M. Horton, Brandon Hardesty, Eugene Levy

Votes: 40,957

29. Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (1993)

PG | 107 min | Comedy, Family, Music

5.6
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Showgirl Deloris Van Cartier returns as Sister Mary Clarence to teach music to a group of Catholic students whose run-down school is slated for closure.

Director: Bill Duke | Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Kathy Najimy, Maggie Smith, Barnard Hughes

Votes: 45,057 | Gross: $57.32M

30. Swades (2004)

Not Rated | 189 min | Drama

8.2
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A successful Indian scientist returns to an Indian village to take his nanny to America with him and in the process rediscovers his roots.

Director: Ashutosh Gowariker | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Gayatri Joshi, Kishori Ballal, Smit Sheth

Votes: 75,694 | Gross: $1.22M

31. The Garden of Words (2013)

TV-14 | 46 min | Animation, Drama, Romance

7.5
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A 15-year-old boy and 27-year-old woman find an unlikely friendship one rainy day in the Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

Director: Makoto Shinkai | Stars: Miyu Irino, Kana Hanazawa, Fumi Hirano, Gou Maeda

Votes: 27,079

32. 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: 45,235 | Gross: $84.92M

33. 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: 62,171 | Gross: $0.62M

34. 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: 2,385

35. Rita (2012– )

40 min | Comedy, Drama

8.1
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Following the life of a very outspoken and rebellious woman, Rita is a school teacher who is competent in the classroom, but seems to need a teacher of her own, when it comes to her personal life.

Stars: Lise Baastrup, Mille Dinesen, Nikolaj Groth, Ellen Hillingsø

Votes: 5,412

36. Every Secret Thing (2014)

R | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.1
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46 Metascore

A detective looks to unravel a mystery surrounding missing children and the prime suspects: two young women who, seven years ago, were put away for an infant's death.

Director: Amy Berg | Stars: Diane Lane, Brynne Norquist, Eva Grace Kellner, Lily Pilblad

Votes: 6,403

37. Summertime (2015)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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72 Metascore

There was little chance, in the year 1971, that Carole, a Paris Spanish teacher and feminist militant, would ever meet Delphine, the daughter of a couple of Limousin farmers. But they did ... See full summary »

Director: Catherine Corsini | Stars: Cécile de France, Izïa Higelin, Noémie Lvovsky, Jean-Henri Compère

Votes: 3,186 | Gross: $0.04M

38. The New Daughter (2009)

PG-13 | 108 min | Horror, Thriller

5.3
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A single father moves his two children to rural South Carolina, only to watch his daughter exhibit increasingly strange behavior.

Director: Luiso Berdejo | Stars: Kevin Costner, Ivana Baquero, Samantha Mathis, Gattlin Griffith

Votes: 13,527

39. Diabolique (1955)

Not Rated | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

8.0
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The wife and mistress of a loathed school principal hatch a plan to murder him while having the perfect alibi. They carry out the plan...but then his body disappears.

Director: Henri-Georges Clouzot | Stars: Simone Signoret, Véra Clouzot, Paul Meurisse, Charles Vanel

Votes: 57,599

40. Yours, Mine and Ours (1968)

Unrated | 111 min | Comedy, Family

7.2
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A widower with ten children falls for a widow with eight, and they must decide about forming a huge, unconventional family.

Director: Melville Shavelson | Stars: Lucille Ball, Henry Fonda, Van Johnson, Louise Troy

Votes: 7,179 | Gross: $25.91M

41. Savage Streets (1984)

R | 93 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.3
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A teenage vigilante seeks revenge on a group of violent thugs who raped her handicapped sister and killed her best friend.

Directors: Danny Steinmann, Tom DeSimone | Stars: Linda Blair, John Vernon, Robert Dryer, Johnny Venocur

Votes: 3,364

42. Good Morning, Miss Bliss (1987–1989)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

6.8
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Miss Carrie Bliss, a recently widowed middle school teacher at a school in Indianapolis, must balance her personal and professional lives as she helps her students tackle life lessons.

Stars: Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Hayley Mills, Dustin Diamond, Dennis Haskins

Votes: 1,335

43. When Calls the Heart (2013 TV Movie)

TV-G | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.6
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Elizabeth Thatcher, a cultured young teacher in 1910, fears leaving her comfortable world in the city. But when she accepts a teaching position in a frontier town, she finds new purpose and love with a handsome Royal Canadian Mountie.

Director: Michael Landon Jr. | Stars: Maggie Grace, Stephen Amell, Poppy Drayton, Daniel Sharman

Votes: 1,568

44. 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: 4,954 | Gross: $0.05M

45. All Things Fair (1995)

Unrated | 130 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.9
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Malmö, Sweden during the Second World War. Stig is a 15 year old pupil on the verge of adulthood. Viola is 37 years old and his teacher. He is attracted by her beauty and maturity. She is ... See full summary »

Director: Bo Widerberg | Stars: Johan Widerberg, Marika Lagercrantz, Tomas von Brömssen, Karin Huldt

Votes: 5,169

46. The English Teacher (2013)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Drama

5.8
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42 Metascore

An English teacher's life is disrupted when a former student returns to her small town after failing as a playwright in New York.

Director: Craig Zisk | Stars: Julianne Moore, Michael Angarano, Greg Kinnear, Lily Collins

Votes: 11,276

47. The Most Beautiful Girl in the World (2018)

102 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

7.2
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Cyril falls head over heel for the new girl in his class. Roxy is drop dead gorgeous and she is cool. But there is a problem. Cyril is terribly self conscious because he's got a rather ... See full summary »

Director: Aron Lehmann | Stars: Aaron Hilmer, Rafael Schmauch, Fabio Gianfrancesco, Marian Meder

Votes: 901

48. Curious George (2006)

G | 87 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.5
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62 Metascore

The Man in the Yellow Hat is an oddball museum employee who looks after his pet monkey, an inquisitive and wonderful creature whose enthusiasm often gets the best of him.

Director: Matthew O'Callaghan | Stars: Will Ferrell, Drew Barrymore, Eugene Levy, Frank Welker

Votes: 14,622 | Gross: $58.64M

49. Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh (1995)

R | 93 min | Horror

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: 9,213 | Gross: $13.94M

50. 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: 18,986 | Gross: $8.95M



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