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1. Clueless (1995)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Romance

6.8
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68 Metascore

A rich high school student tries to boost a new pupil's popularity, but reckons without affairs of the heart getting in the way.

Director: Amy Heckerling | Stars: Alicia Silverstone, Stacey Dash, Brittany Murphy, Paul Rudd

Votes: 166,965 | Gross: $56.63M

2. Shaun of the Dead (2004)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Horror

7.9
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76 Metascore

A man's uneventful life is disrupted by the zombie apocalypse.

Director: Edgar Wright | Stars: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Kate Ashfield, Lucy Davis

Votes: 492,142 | Gross: $13.54M

3. Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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67 Metascore

A group of Southern California high school students are enjoying their most important subjects: sex, drugs, and rock n' roll.

Director: Amy Heckerling | Stars: Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Judge Reinhold, Robert Romanus

Votes: 88,794 | Gross: $27.09M

4. Natural Born Killers (1994)

R | 118 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.3
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74 Metascore

Two victims of traumatized childhoods become lovers and psychopathic serial murderers irresponsibly glorified by the mass media.

Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Woody Harrelson, Juliette Lewis, Tom Sizemore, Rodney Dangerfield

Votes: 208,092 | Gross: $50.28M

5. Boyz n the Hood (1991)

R | 112 min | Crime, Drama

7.7
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76 Metascore

Follows the lives of three young males living in the Crenshaw ghetto of Los Angeles, dissecting questions of race, relationships, violence, and future prospects.

Director: John Singleton | Stars: Cuba Gooding Jr., Laurence Fishburne, Hudhail Al-Amir, Lloyd Avery II

Votes: 118,043 | Gross: $57.50M

6. Heathers (1989)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Crime

7.2
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72 Metascore

In order to get out of the snobby clique that is destroying her good-girl reputation, an intelligent teen teams up with a dark sociopath in a plot to kill the cool kids.

Director: Michael Lehmann | Stars: Winona Ryder, Christian Slater, Shannen Doherty, Lisanne Falk

Votes: 83,274 | Gross: $1.11M

7. Do the Right Thing (1989)

R | 120 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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92 Metascore

On the hottest day of the year on a street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, everyone's hate and bigotry smolders and builds until it explodes into violence.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Richard Edson

Votes: 79,867 | Gross: $27.55M

8. Empire Records (1995)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.7
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30 Metascore

Twenty-four hours in the lives of the young employees at Empire Records when they all grow up and become young adults thanks to each other and the manager. They all face the store joining a chain store with strict rules.

Director: Allan Moyle | Stars: Anthony LaPaglia, Debi Mazar, Maxwell Caulfield, Rory Cochrane

Votes: 47,314 | Gross: $0.30M

9. Wild at Heart (1990)

R | 125 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.2
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52 Metascore

Young lovers Sailor and Lula run from the variety of weirdos that Lula's mom has hired to kill Sailor.

Director: David Lynch | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Laura Dern, Willem Dafoe, J.E. Freeman

Votes: 78,313 | Gross: $14.56M

10. Chasing Amy (1997)

R | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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71 Metascore

Holden and Banky are comic book artists. Everything's going good for them until they meet Amy, also a comic book artist. Holden falls for her, but his hopes are crushed when he finds out she's a lesbian.

Director: Kevin Smith | Stars: Ben Affleck, Joey Lauren Adams, Ethan Suplee, Scott Mosier

Votes: 129,002 | Gross: $12.01M

11. Scream 2 (1997)

R | 120 min | Horror, Mystery

6.2
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63 Metascore

Two years after the first series of murders, as Sydney acclimates to college life, someone donning the Ghostface costume begins a new string of killings.

Director: Wes Craven | Stars: Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Jada Pinkett Smith

Votes: 150,565 | Gross: $101.36M

12. Clerks (1994)

R | 92 min | Comedy

7.7
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70 Metascore

A day in the lives of two convenience clerks named Dante and Randal as they annoy customers, discuss movies, and play hockey on the store roof.

Director: Kevin Smith | Stars: Brian O'Halloran, Jeff Anderson, Marilyn Ghigliotti, Lisa Spoonauer

Votes: 206,762 | Gross: $3.15M

13. Grosse Pointe Blank (1997)

R | 107 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.3
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76 Metascore

Martin Blank is a professional assassin. He is sent on a mission to a small Detroit suburb, Grosse Pointe, and, by coincidence, his ten-year high school reunion party is taking place there at the same time.

Director: George Armitage | Stars: John Cusack, Minnie Driver, Dan Aykroyd, Joan Cusack

Votes: 85,014 | Gross: $28.01M

14. Mallrats (1995)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Romance

7.1
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41 Metascore

Both dumped by their girlfriends, two best friends seek refuge in the local mall.

Director: Kevin Smith | Stars: Shannen Doherty, Jeremy London, Jason Lee, Claire Forlani

Votes: 112,575 | Gross: $2.12M

15. Spaced (1999–2001)

TV-14 | 25 min | Action, Comedy

8.6
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Friends Tim and Daisy, 20-something North Londoners with uncertain futures, must pretend to be a couple to live in the only apartment they can afford.

Stars: Jessica Hynes, Simon Pegg, Julia Deakin, Nick Frost

Votes: 48,072

16. Encino Man (1992)

PG | 88 min | Comedy

5.8
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25 Metascore

When they find a frozen caveman in their back yard, two high school outcasts thaw him and introduce him to modern life while he in turn gets them to actually enjoy life.

Director: Les Mayfield | Stars: Sean Astin, Brendan Fraser, Pauly Shore, Megan Ward

Votes: 36,012 | Gross: $40.69M

17. It's Kind of a Funny Story (2010)

PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.1
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63 Metascore

A clinically depressed teenager gets a new start after he checks himself into an adult psychiatric ward.

Directors: Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck | Stars: Keir Gilchrist, Zach Galifianakis, Emma Roberts, Dana DeVestern

Votes: 130,061 | Gross: $6.35M

18. While We're Young (2014)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

6.3
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77 Metascore

A middle-aged couple's career and marriage are overturned when a disarming young couple enters their lives.

Director: Noah Baumbach | Stars: Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts, Adam Driver, Amanda Seyfried

Votes: 44,174 | Gross: $7.57M

19. Repo Man (1984)

R | 92 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.9
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75 Metascore

A young punk recruited by a car repossession agency finds himself in pursuit of a Chevrolet Malibu that is wanted for a $20,000 bounty - and has something otherworldly stashed in its trunk.

Director: Alex Cox | Stars: Harry Dean Stanton, Emilio Estevez, Tracey Walter, Olivia Barash

Votes: 32,095 | Gross: $3.57M

20. Singles (1992)

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

6.7
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A group of twenty-something friends, most of whom live in the same apartment complex, search for love and success in grunge-era Seattle.

Director: Cameron Crowe | Stars: Bridget Fonda, Campbell Scott, Kyra Sedgwick, Sheila Kelley

Votes: 26,607 | Gross: $18.47M

21. Clerks II (2006)

R | 97 min | Comedy

7.3
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65 Metascore

A calamity at Dante and Randal's shops sends them looking for new horizons - but they ultimately settle at the fast food empire Mooby's.

Director: Kevin Smith | Stars: Brian O'Halloran, Jeff Anderson, Rosario Dawson, Jason Mewes

Votes: 127,608 | Gross: $24.14M

22. Reality Bites (1994)

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

6.6
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67 Metascore

A documentary filmmaker and her fellow Generation X graduates face life after college, looking for work and love in Houston.

Director: Ben Stiller | Stars: Winona Ryder, Ethan Hawke, Janeane Garofalo, Steve Zahn

Votes: 43,966 | Gross: $20.98M

23. Portlandia (2011–2018)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy

7.8
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A sketch-comedy series that parodies life in Portland, Oregon.

Stars: Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, Kyle MacLachlan, Sam Adams

Votes: 17,341

24. Adventureland (2009)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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76 Metascore

In the summer of 1987, a college graduate takes a 'nowhere' job at his local amusement park, only to find it's the perfect course to get him prepared for the real world.

Director: Greg Mottola | Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Ryan Reynolds, Martin Starr

Votes: 149,349 | Gross: $16.03M

25. Suburbia (1983)

R | 94 min | Drama, Thriller

7.0
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73 Metascore

When household tensions and a sense of worthlessness overcome Evan, he finds escape when he clings with the orphans of a throw-away society.

Director: Penelope Spheeris | Stars: Chris Pedersen, Bill Coyne, Jennifer Clay, Timothy O'Brien

Votes: 4,176

26. River's Edge (1986)

R | 99 min | Crime, Drama

7.0
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73 Metascore

A high school slacker commits a shocking act and proceeds to let his friends in on the secret. However, the friends' reaction is almost as ambiguous and perplexing as the crime itself.

Director: Tim Hunter | Stars: Crispin Glover, Keanu Reeves, Ione Skye, Daniel Roebuck

Votes: 15,006 | Gross: $4.60M

27. Kicking and Screaming (1995)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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75 Metascore

A bunch of guys hang around their college for months after graduation, continuing a life much like the one before graduation.

Director: Noah Baumbach | Stars: Josh Hamilton, Eric Stoltz, Samuel Gould, Catherine Kellner

Votes: 10,339 | Gross: $0.70M

28. Slacker (1990)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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69 Metascore

A day in the life of Austin, Texas as the camera roams from place to place and provides a brief look at the overeducated, the social misfits, the outcasts and the oddballs.

Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Richard Linklater, Rudy Basquez, Jean Caffeine, Jan Hockey

Votes: 18,879 | Gross: $1.23M

29. SLC Punk! (1998)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.5
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50 Metascore

In the early 1980s Stevo and Heroin Bob are the only two dedicated punks in conservative Salt Lake City.

Director: James Merendino | Stars: Matthew Lillard, Michael A. Goorjian, Annabeth Gish, Jennifer Lien

Votes: 25,045 | Gross: $0.30M

30. Grind (2003)

PG-13 | 105 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sport

6.0
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30 Metascore

Four skaters follow their idol on his summer tour in an attempt to get noticed, get sponsored, and become stars themselves.

Director: Casey La Scala | Stars: Adam Brody, Joey Kern, Mike Vogel, Vince Vieluf

Votes: 11,514 | Gross: $5.11M

31. Human Traffic (1999)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Music

7.1
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53 Metascore

Five friends spend one lost weekend in a mix of music, love and club culture.

Director: Justin Kerrigan | Stars: John Simm, Lorraine Pilkington, Shaun Parkes, Nicola Reynolds

Votes: 22,369 | Gross: $0.10M

32. The Thing Called Love (1993)

PG-13 | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.4
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A group of newcomers to the country music business seek love and stardom.

Director: Peter Bogdanovich | Stars: River Phoenix, Samantha Mathis, Dermot Mulroney, Sandra Bullock

Votes: 6,884 | Gross: $1.03M

33. The Doom Generation (1995)

R | 83 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.1
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48 Metascore

Jordan White and Amy Blue, two troubled teens, pick up an adolescent drifter, Xavier Red. Together, the threesome embark on a sex and violence-filled journey through an America of psychos and quickiemarts.

Director: Gregg Araki | Stars: James Duval, Rose McGowan, Johnathon Schaech, Cress Williams

Votes: 13,373 | Gross: $0.26M

34. The Wackness (2008)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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61 Metascore

It's the summer of 1994, and the streets of New York are pulsing with hip-hop. Set against this backdrop, a lonely teenager named Luke Shapiro spends his last summer before university selling marijuana throughout New York City, trading it with his unorthodox psychotherapist for treatment, while having a crush on his stepdaughter.

Director: Jonathan Levine | Stars: Josh Peck, Ben Kingsley, Olivia Thirlby, Famke Janssen

Votes: 29,464 | Gross: $2.08M

35. SubUrbia (1996)

R | 121 min | Comedy, Drama

6.8
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62 Metascore

A group of suburban teenagers try to support each other through the difficult task of becoming adults.

Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Giovanni Ribisi, Steve Zahn, Jayce Bartok, Amie Carey

Votes: 8,534 | Gross: $0.73M

36. Bad Influence (1990)

R | 99 min | Drama, Thriller

6.2
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63 Metascore

A soft and hesitant young man is in danger when tries to break toxic relationships with a mysterious stranger claiming to be his friend.

Director: Curtis Hanson | Stars: Rob Lowe, James Spader, Lisa Zane, Marcia Cross

Votes: 6,997 | Gross: $12.63M

37. Euphoria (2012–2013)

52 min | Drama

6.8
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Euphoria portrays a sexy, troubling, and bold profile of the teens of the nineties, within a raging drama going on behind teenagers' closed doors.

Stars: Roni Dalumi, Dekel Adin, Amit Erez, Avi Mazliah

Votes: 96

38. Mi vida loca (1993)

R | 92 min | Crime, Drama

6.5
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Mousie and Sad Girl are childhood best friends in a contemporary Los Angeles poor Hispanic neighborhood. But when Sad Girl becomes pregnant by Mousie's boyfriend, a drug dealer named ... See full summary »

Director: Allison Anders | Stars: Angel Aviles, Seidy Lopez, Jacob Vargas, Devine

Votes: 1,862 | Gross: $3.27M

39. S.F.W. (1994)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama

5.8
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An alienated and misanthropic teenager gains sudden and unwanted celebrity status after he's taken hostage by terrorists where his indifference to their threats to kill him makes news headlines.

Director: Jefery Levy | Stars: Stephen Dorff, Reese Witherspoon, Jake Busey, Joey Lauren Adams

Votes: 4,602 | Gross: $0.06M

40. Glory Daze (1995)

R | 100 min | Comedy

5.5
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With college graduation pending, the old gang tries to avoid the inevitability of breaking up and going forward with their lives.

Director: Rich Wilkes | Stars: Ben Affleck, Sam Rockwell, Megan Ward, French Stewart

Votes: 3,271

41. Generation X (1996 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 87 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

4.5
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A group of young mutants--humans with a genetic variation that gives them superpowers and makes them feared by the population at large--begin training at a school for heroes. Their studies ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Sholder | Stars: Matt Frewer, Finola Hughes, Jeremy Ratchford, Heather McComb

Votes: 1,570

42. The Forsaken (2001)

R | 90 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

5.3
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35 Metascore

A young man gets embroiled in a war against vampires.

Director: J.S. Cardone | Stars: Kerr Smith, Brendan Fehr, Izabella Miko, Johnathon Schaech

Votes: 8,153 | Gross: $7.29M

43. Teen Angel (1997–1998)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Fantasy

7.2
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After eating a six-month-old hamburger, Marty DePolo (Mike Damus) dies and God's Cousin Rod (Ron Glass) appoints him as his best friend's guardian angel.

Stars: Mike Damus, Jordan Brower, Conchata Ferrell, Corbin Allred

Votes: 695

44. The Call of the Wild (2007)

155 min | Documentary

7.3
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A 2007 documentary film by Ron Lamothe about Christopher McCandless notable for coming to a different conclusion on McCandless's death than Sean Penn's film, Into the Wild, and Jon Krakauer's book, Into the Wild.

Director: Ron Lamothe | Stars: Thomas Clausen, Will Forsberg, Leonard Knight

Votes: 299

45. Humpday (2009)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.0
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74 Metascore

Two guys take their bromance to another level when they participate in an art film project.

Director: Lynn Shelton | Stars: Mark Duplass, Joshua Leonard, Alycia Delmore, Lynn Shelton

Votes: 5,263 | Gross: $0.41M

46. Red White & Blue (2010)

Not Rated | 103 min | Drama, History, Thriller

6.4
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81 Metascore

A woman attracts the attention of a psychopathic former Army interrogator and an emotionally fragile young man caring for his ailing mother.

Director: Simon Rumley | Stars: Amanda Fuller, Marc Senter, Jon Michael Davis, Nick Holden

Votes: 5,395

47. Clerks (2000–2001)

R | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

7.4
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The continuing adventures of clerks Dante and Randal, who try to make the best of their menial labor, with no help from Jay and Silent Bob.

Stars: Brian O'Halloran, Jeff Anderson, Jason Mewes, Kevin Smith

Votes: 11,678

48. Tapeheads (1988)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Music

5.7
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A couple of creative losers accidently become big shots in the video music industry.

Director: Bill Fishman | Stars: John Cusack, Tim Robbins, Mary Crosby, Clu Gulager

Votes: 3,711 | Gross: $0.34M

49. Mission Hill (1999–2002)

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

7.6
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The misadventures of a group of disparate roomates who live in a hip neighbourhood in a major city.

Stars: Brian Posehn, Nick Jameson, Wallace Langham, Vicki Lewis

Votes: 4,551

50. Bodies, Rest & Motion (1993)

R | 95 min | Drama

5.7
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Nick is a feckless television salesman who gets fired and impulsively decides that he and his girlfriend, Beth, will move to Butte, MT, which he's read is "the city of the future." "I read ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Steinberg | Stars: Phoebe Cates, Bridget Fonda, Tim Roth, Eric Stoltz

Votes: 2,097 | Gross: $0.76M



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