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1. Baywatch (1989–2001)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

5.3
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At a Los Angeles beach, a team of lifeguards led by Lieutenant Mitch Buchannon save lives, deal with personal dramas, fight crime and participate in over the top adventures on a daily basis.

Stars: David Hasselhoff, Pamela Anderson, Yasmine Bleeth, Jeremy Jackson

Votes: 23,344

2. Baywatch (2017)

R | 116 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.5
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37 Metascore

Devoted lifeguard Mitch Buchannon butts heads with a brash new recruit, as they uncover a criminal plot that threatens the future of the bay.

Director: Seth Gordon | Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron, Alexandra Daddario, Priyanka Chopra

Votes: 146,509 | Gross: $58.06M

3. City of God (2002)

R | 130 min | Crime, Drama

8.6
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79 Metascore

In the slums of Rio, two kids' paths diverge as one struggles to become a photographer and the other a kingpin.

Directors: Fernando Meirelles, Kátia Lund | Stars: Alexandre Rodrigues, Leandro Firmino, Matheus Nachtergaele, Phellipe Haagensen

Votes: 661,166 | Gross: $7.56M

4. Wet Hot American Summer (2001)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Romance

6.6
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42 Metascore

Set on the last day of camp, in the hot summer of 1981, a group of counselors try to complete their unfinished business before the day ends.

Director: David Wain | Stars: Janeane Garofalo, David Hyde Pierce, Michael Showalter, Marguerite Moreau

Votes: 51,382 | Gross: $0.29M

5. 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: 76,828 | Gross: $4.60M

6. Caddyshack (1980)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Sport

7.3
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48 Metascore

An exclusive golf course has to deal with a brash new member and a destructive dancing gopher.

Director: Harold Ramis | Stars: Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield, Bill Murray, Ted Knight

Votes: 99,315 | Gross: $39.85M

7. Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989)

PG | 90 min | Adventure, Comedy, Music

6.9
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44 Metascore

Two seemingly dumb teens set off on a quest to prepare the ultimate historical presentation with the help of a time machine.

Director: Stephen Herek | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, George Carlin, Terry Camilleri

Votes: 103,286 | Gross: $40.49M

8. The Glass Castle (2017)

PG-13 | 127 min | Biography, Drama

7.1
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56 Metascore

A young girl comes of age in a dysfunctional family of nonconformist nomads with a mother who's an eccentric artist and an alcoholic father who would stir the children's imagination with hope as a distraction to their poverty.

Director: Destin Daniel Cretton | Stars: Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, Naomi Watts, Ella Anderson

Votes: 25,683 | Gross: $17.27M

9. Wonder Wheel (2017)

PG-13 | 101 min | Drama

6.2
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45 Metascore

On Coney Island in the 1950s, a lifeguard tells the story of a middle-aged carousel operator, his beleaguered wife, and the visitor who turns their lives upside-down.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Justin Timberlake, Juno Temple, Robert C. Kirk, Kate Winslet

Votes: 21,549 | Gross: $1.40M

10. Lifeguard (I) (1976)

PG | 96 min | Drama

6.7
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54 Metascore

Rick is in his 30s, but still works full-time as a lifeguard on the beaches of Los Angeles, California. He enjoys the fun of it, but even more, the silent moments. However, when he meets ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Petrie | Stars: Sam Elliott, Anne Archer, Stephen Young, Parker Stevenson

Votes: 1,013

11. Piranha 3DD (2012)

R | 83 min | Comedy, Horror

3.7
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24 Metascore

After the events at Lake Victoria, the pre-historic school of blood-thirsty piranhas make their way into a newly opened waterpark.

Director: John Gulager | Stars: Danielle Panabaker, Ving Rhames, David Hasselhoff, Matt Bush

Votes: 38,037 | Gross: $0.38M

12. Stranger Than Fiction (2006)

PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.6
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67 Metascore

An I.R.S. auditor suddenly finds himself the subject of narration only he can hear: narration that begins to affect his entire life, from his work, to his love-interest, to his death.

Director: Marc Forster | Stars: Will Ferrell, Emma Thompson, Dustin Hoffman, Queen Latifah

Votes: 210,465 | Gross: $40.14M

13. Sleepaway Camp (1983)

R | 84 min | Horror

6.3
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58 Metascore

Angela Baker, a traumatized and very shy young girl, is sent to summer camp with her cousin. Shortly after her arrival, anyone with sinister or less than honorable intentions gets their comeuppance.

Director: Robert Hiltzik | Stars: Felissa Rose, Jonathan Tiersten, Karen Fields, Christopher Collet

Votes: 23,603 | Gross: $11.00M

14. Love Is All (2007)

110 min | Comedy, Romance

7.0
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The bumpy love lives of four Amsterdam couples intersect during the days leading up to Dutch national holiday Sinterklaas.

Director: Joram Lürsen | Stars: Michiel Romeyn, Thomas Acda, Anneke Blok, Carice van Houten

Votes: 7,262

15. Surf's Up (2007)

PG | 85 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

6.7
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64 Metascore

A behind-the-scenes look at the annual Penguin World Surfing Championship, and its newest participant, up-and-comer Cody Maverick.

Directors: Ash Brannon, Chris Buck | Stars: Shia LaBeouf, Zooey Deschanel, Jon Heder, Jeff Bridges

Votes: 64,689 | Gross: $58.87M

16. Shortbus (2006)

Not Rated | 101 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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64 Metascore

A group of New Yorkers caught up in their romantic-sexual milieu converge at an underground salon infamous for its blend of art, music, politics, and carnality.

Director: John Cameron Mitchell | Stars: Sook-Yin Lee, Peter Stickles, PJ DeBoy, Paul Dawson

Votes: 30,823 | Gross: $1.99M

17. Aquamarine (2006)

PG | 104 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

5.3
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51 Metascore

Two teenage girls discover a mermaid in their beach club's swimming pool.

Director: Elizabeth Allen Rosenbaum | Stars: Emma Roberts, JoJo, Sara Paxton, Jake McDorman

Votes: 36,229 | Gross: $18.60M

18. High School Musical 2 (2007 TV Movie)

TV-G | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

4.9
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School's out for summer and the East High Wildcats are ready to make it the time of their lives after landing jobs in a wealthy country club owned by Sharpay and Ryan's family.

Director: Kenny Ortega | Stars: Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Lucas Grabeel

Votes: 51,283

19. Joe Dirt (2001)

PG-13 | 91 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.0
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20 Metascore

After being abandoned by his parents at the Grand Canyon, Joe Dirt tells the story of his journey to find his parents.

Director: Dennie Gordon | Stars: David Spade, Brittany Daniel, Dennis Miller, Adam Beach

Votes: 48,657 | Gross: $27.09M

20. The Lifeguard (2013)

R | 98 min | Drama, Romance

5.6
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34 Metascore

A former valedictorian quits her reporter job in New York and returns to the place she last felt happy: her childhood home in Connecticut. She gets work as a lifeguard and starts a dangerous relationship with a troubled teenager.

Director: Liz W. Garcia | Stars: Kristen Bell, Mamie Gummer, Martin Starr, Joshua Harto

Votes: 13,523

21. Bait (III) (2012)

R | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.2
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A freak tsunami traps shoppers at a coastal Australian supermarket inside the building - along with 12-foot Great White Sharks.

Director: Kimble Rendall | Stars: Richard Brancatisano, Xavier Samuel, Chris Betts, Sharni Vinson

Votes: 15,235

22. The To Do List (2013)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Romance

5.8
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61 Metascore

Feeling pressured to become more sexually experienced before she goes to college, Brandy Klark makes a list of things to accomplish before hitting campus in the fall.

Director: Maggie Carey | Stars: Aubrey Plaza, Johnny Simmons, Bill Hader, Alia Shawkat

Votes: 35,093 | Gross: $3.45M

23. Pacific Blue (1996–2000)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.6
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Bicycle officers patrol Santa Monica, California.

Stars: Jim Davidson, Paula Trickey, Darlene Vogel, Marcos A. Ferraez

Votes: 2,794

24. North Shore (2004–2005)

60 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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Intrigue abounds at the Grand Waimea Hotel, an exclusive Hawaiian escape for the wealthy, powerful and beautiful. Hawaiian-born Jason Matthews runs the hotel as the assistant manager and ... See full summary »

Stars: Kristoffer Polaha, Brooke Burns, Corey Sevier, Nikki Deloach

Votes: 922

25. Aquarius (I) (2016)

Not Rated | 146 min | Drama

7.5
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88 Metascore

Clara, a 65 year old widow and retired music critic, was born into a wealthy and traditional family in Recife, Brazil. She is the last resident of the Aquarius, an original two-storey ... See full summary »

Director: Kleber Mendonça Filho | Stars: Sônia Braga, Maeve Jinkings, Irandhir Santos, Humberto Carrão

Votes: 15,966 | Gross: $0.29M

26. Delivery Man (2013)

PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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44 Metascore

An affable underachiever finds out he's fathered 533 children through anonymous donations to a fertility clinic 20 years ago. Now he must decide whether or not to come forward when 142 of them file a lawsuit to reveal his identity.

Director: Ken Scott | Stars: Vince Vaughn, Chris Pratt, Cobie Smulders, Jack Reynor

Votes: 72,079 | Gross: $30.66M

27. Jackass: The Movie (2002)

R | 87 min | Documentary, Action, Comedy

6.6
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42 Metascore

Johnny Knoxville and his band of maniacs perform a variety of stunts and gross-out gags on the big screen for the first time.

Director: Jeff Tremaine | Stars: Johnny Knoxville, Bam Margera, Chris Pontius, Steve-O

Votes: 77,829 | Gross: $64.26M

28. The Humbling (2014)

R | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.6
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59 Metascore

A stage actor who is slowly losing his mind engages in a relationship with a sexually confused younger woman.

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Al Pacino, Greta Gerwig, Nina Arianda, Charles Grodin

Votes: 6,042

29. Sunset Beach (1997–1999)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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Having discovered her fiancé Tim Truman kissing another woman, Meg Cummings leaves her home in Kansas on their wedding day to start a new life in Sunset Beach, California. Her goal is to ... See full summary »

Stars: Lesley-Anne Down, Sam Behrens, Susan Ward, Clive Robertson

Votes: 2,147

30. Memphis Belle (1990)

PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Drama, War

6.9
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In 1943, the crew of a B-17 based in UK prepares for its 25th and last bombing mission over Germany before returning home to the USA.

Director: Michael Caton-Jones | Stars: Matthew Modine, Eric Stoltz, Tate Donovan, D.B. Sweeney

Votes: 25,667 | Gross: $27.44M

31. Staten Island Summer (II) (2015)

R | 108 min | Comedy

5.6
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41 Metascore

Pals Danny and Frank spend the summer after high school working as lifeguards while figuring out their future.

Director: Rhys Thomas | Stars: Graham Phillips, Zack Pearlman, Ashley Greene, Bobby Moynihan

Votes: 6,357

32. A Walk on the Moon (1999)

R | 107 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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70 Metascore

The world of a young housewife is turned upside down when she has an affair with a free-spirited blouse salesman.

Director: Tony Goldwyn | Stars: Diane Lane, Viggo Mortensen, Bobby Boriello, Anna Paquin

Votes: 7,647 | Gross: $4.74M

33. Bondi Rescue (2006– )

30 min | Documentary, Drama, Reality-TV

7.5
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Harry loses his cool with 3 swimmers that he's forced to rescue just seconds after warning them not to swim in a dangerous area. However, calling them "imbeciles" and "idiots" puts him in hot water.

Stars: Andrew Günsberg, Dean Gladstone, Bruce Hopkins, Trent 'Maxi' Maxwell

Votes: 789

34. Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London (2004)

PG | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

4.5
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32 Metascore

With all-new gadgets, high-flying action, exciting chases and a wisecracking new handler, Derek (Anthony Anderson), Cody has to retrieve the device before the world's leaders fall under the evil control of a diabolical villain.

Director: Kevin Allen | Stars: Frankie Muniz, Anthony Anderson, Hannah Spearritt, Cynthia Stevenson

Votes: 13,357 | Gross: $23.22M

35. Son of the Beach (2000–2002)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy

6.9
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A parody of "Baywatch" featuring Malibu Adjacent's world-famous lifeguard, Notch Johnson.

Stars: Jaime Bergman, Roland Kickinger, Leila Arcieri, Kimberly Oja

Votes: 2,364

36. Puberty Blues (1981)

R | 87 min | Comedy, Drama

5.8
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The mating rituals of two teenage surf chicks from the southern suburbs of Sydney.

Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Nell Schofield, Jad Capelja, Jeffrey Rhoe, Tony Hughes

Votes: 1,037 | Gross: $0.24M

37. The Flamingo Kid (1984)

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

6.2
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A recent high school graduate unsure of his future gets a summer job at the Flamingo beach club, and meets the charismatic Phil Brody.

Director: Garry Marshall | Stars: Matt Dillon, Hector Elizondo, Molly McCarthy, Martha Gehman

Votes: 4,651 | Gross: $23.86M

38. Elena (2011)

Not Rated | 109 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.3
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87 Metascore

When a sudden illness and an unexpected reunion threaten dutiful housewife Elena's potential inheritance, she must hatch a desperate plan ...

Director: Andrey Zvyagintsev | Stars: Nadezhda Markina, Andrey Smirnov, Aleksey Rozin, Elena Lyadova

Votes: 11,844 | Gross: $0.02M

39. Lovewrecked (2005)

PG-13 | 87 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

4.8
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On a Caribbean cruise, Jenny is marooned on a beach with her rock and roll idol. Deliriously in love with the idea of time alone with him, she manages to hide the fact that they're a stone's throw away from their resort.

Director: Randal Kleiser | Stars: Amanda Bynes, Chris Carmack, Jonathan Bennett, Jamie-Lynn Sigler

Votes: 13,603 | Gross: $0.48M

40. Tidal Wave (2009)

R | 120 min | Action, Drama

5.6
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A woman named Yeon-hee (Ha Ji-won) lives in Busan with her boyfriend Man-sik (Sol Kyung-gu) near Haeundae Beach. But, when they find out a tsunami will hit the city, They realize they only have 10 minutes to escape!

Director: JK Youn | Stars: Ji-won Ha, Myeong-hoon Park, Min-ki Lee, Kyung-gu Sol

Votes: 3,564

41. Rocket Gibraltar (1988)

PG | 99 min | Drama

6.6
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An old patriarch unites for his birthday all members of his family. But the group of people is full of personal and social problems.

Director: Daniel Petrie | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Suzy Amis, Patricia Clarkson, Frances Conroy

Votes: 1,724 | Gross: $0.19M

42. God Help the Girl (2014)

Unrated | 112 min | Drama, Music, Romance

6.4
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58 Metascore

As Eve begins writing songs as a way to sort through some emotional problems, she meets James and Cassie, two musicians each at crossroads of their own.

Director: Stuart Murdoch | Stars: Emily Browning, Olly Alexander, Hannah Murray, Pierre Boulanger

Votes: 8,169 | Gross: $0.10M

43. Age of Summer (2018)

88 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.4
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A determined teenage boy struggles to find acceptance within the Jr. Lifeguards of Hermosa Beach while juggling relationships and challenges in the summer of 1986.

Director: Bill Kiely | Stars: Peter Stormare, Diarmaid Murtagh, Brian Van Holt, Bryana Salaz

Votes: 447

44. Baywatch Nights (1995–1997)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

3.8
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Baywatch veteran Mitch Buchannon moonlights as a P.I. with his two friends Garner and Ryan. In season 2, Diamont replaces Garner, and Mitch's cases suddenly take a hard turn towards supernatural horror.

Stars: David Hasselhoff, Angie Harmon, Eddie Cibrian, Donna D'Errico

Votes: 1,212

45. 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: 821

46. 1969 (1988)

R | 95 min | Drama, War

5.8
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Two friends living in a small town during the 1960s, run away to enjoy their freedom during the Vietnam War, thus disappointing the father of one of them. When they return to town, they realize the importance of family unity.

Director: Ernest Thompson | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Kiefer Sutherland, Bruce Dern, Mariette Hartley

Votes: 3,419 | Gross: $5.98M

47. Sand Sharks (2012)

R | 86 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

2.6
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The residents of a small town team up to kill a group of evolved sharks that can swim in sand, and are terrorizing local beaches.

Director: Mark Atkins | Stars: Corin Nemec, Brooke Hogan, Vanessa Evigan, Eric Scott Woods

Votes: 4,582

48. The Gay Deceivers (1969)

R | 97 min | Comedy

5.7
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Danny and Elliot avoid military service by pretending to be gay, but they have to act the part when the recruiting officer doesn't buy it.

Director: Bruce Kessler | Stars: Kevin Coughlin, Brooke Bundy, Lawrence P. Casey, Jo Ann Harris

Votes: 410

49. Camp (2013)

43 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.3
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Little Otter Family Camp is a wicked slice of lake-side heaven. Parents decompress with gin while teenagers make gleeful mischief and fall in and out of love.

Stars: Rachel Griffiths, Thom Green, Dena Kaplan, Tim Pocock

Votes: 2,365

50. Mujhse Shaadi Karogi (2004)

163 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

6.7
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Sameer, fast at losing his temper is re-located to Goa where he falls in love with Rani. But Sameer's new roommate Sunny, has some plans of his own.

Director: David Dhawan | Stars: Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar, Priyanka Chopra, Amrish Puri

Votes: 12,470



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