Film Theme: New Kid in Town

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  1. Mean Girls
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    Mean Girls (2004)

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    Mean Girls is a 2004 American teen comedy film directed by Mark Waters and written by Tina Fey. The film is based in part on Rosalind Wiseman's non-fiction self-help book Queen Bees and Wannabes, which describes female high school social cliques and the damaging effects they can have on girls.


  2. Bring It On
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    Bring It On (2000)

    24,278 views

    Bring It On is a 2000 American teen comedy film that was directed by Peyton Reed and written by Jessica Bendinger. The film stars Kirsten Dunst, Eliza Dushku, Jesse Bradford, and Gabrielle Union. It was the first of the Bring It On film series and was followed by four direct-to-video sequels, none of which contain any of the original cast members: Bring It On Again (2004), which shared producers with the original, Bring It On: All or Nothing (2006), Bring It On: In It to Win It (2007), and Bring It On: Fight to the Finish (2009). The plot of the film centers around the competition of two cheerleading teams.


  3. High School Musical
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    High School Musical (2006)

    16,570 views

    High School Musical is a 2006 American teen/children's romantic comedy musical television film and the first installment in the High School Musical trilogy. Upon its release on January 20, 2006, it became the most successful film that Disney Channel Original Movie (DCOM) ever produced, with a television sequel High School Musical 2 released in 2007 and the feature film High School Musical 3: Senior Year released to theaters in October 2008. It is the first Disney Channel Original Movie to have a theatrical sequel. The film's soundtrack was the best-selling album in the United States for 2006.


  4. Another Cinderella Story
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    Another Cinderella Story (2008)

    13,982 views

    Another Cinderella Story (also known as A Cinderella Story 2) is a 2008 teen comedy musical dance film directed by Damon Santostefano and starring Selena Gomez, Drew Seeley and Jane Lynch. The film was released directly to DVD on September 16, 2008. It is a thematic stand-alone sequel to the 2004 film A Cinderella Story, reprising the same themes and situations but not containing any characters from the original film. It was followed by A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song in 2011.


  5. The Karate Kid
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    The Karate Kid (2010)

    11,323 views

    The Karate Kid (simplified Chinese: 功夫梦; traditional Chinese: 功夫夢; pinyin: Gōngfu Mèng; Wade–Giles: Kung1-fu-meng4; literally: "The Kung Fu Dream") is a 2010 Chinese-American martial arts comedy-drama film directed by Harald Zwart. It stars Jackie Chan and Jaden Smith, and it was produced by Jerry Weintraub, James Lassiter, Ken Stovitz and Jaden's parents Will and Jada. The screenplay by Christopher Murphey was from the story by Robert Mark Kamen for the 1984 film of the same name. This is the fifth installment of the Karate Kid series, serving as a reboot. Unlike the original 1984 version, this film featured a mixture of comedic and dramatic elements. The film's music was composed by James Horner.


  6. Never Back Down
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    Never Back Down (2008)

    11,462 views

    Never Back Down is a 2008 martial arts film starring Sean Faris, Amber Heard, Cam Gigandet, and Djimon Hounsou. It was theatrically released on March 14, 2008. The film's tagline is "Win or lose... Everyone has their fight".


  7. Footloose
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    Footloose (2011)

    10,275 views

    Footloose is a 2011 American musical dance film directed by Craig Brewer. It is a remake of the 1984 film of the same name and stars Kenny Wormald, Julianne Hough, Andie MacDowell, and Dennis Quaid. The film follows a young man who moves from Boston to a small southern town and protests the town's ban against dancing.


  8. Coyote Ugly
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    Coyote Ugly (2000)

    10,727 views

    Coyote Ugly is a 2000 American romantic musical comedy-drama film based on the actual Coyote Ugly Saloon, set in New York City. The film stars Piper Perabo and Adam Garcia. It was directed by David McNally, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and Chad Oman and written by Gina Wendkos.


  9. Clueless
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    Clueless (1995)

    10,522 views

    Clueless is a 1995 American coming-of-age comedy film. It is loosely based on Jane Austen's 1815 novel Emma. It stars Alicia Silverstone (in the lead role), Stacey Dash, Paul Rudd, and Brittany Murphy. The film is set in Beverly Hills and was written and directed by Amy Heckerling and produced by Scott Rudin. It was released in the United States on July 21, 1995.


  10. 10 Things I Hate About You
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    10 Things I Hate About You (1999)

    9,108 views

    10 Things I Hate About You is a 1999 American romantic comedy film directed by Gil Junger and starring Julia Stiles, Heath Ledger, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Larisa Oleynik. The screenplay, written by Karen McCullah Lutz and Kirsten Smith, is a modernization of William Shakespeare's late-16th century comedy The Taming of the Shrew, retold in a late-1990s American high school setting. In the story, new student Cameron (Gordon-Levitt) is smitten with Bianca (Oleynik) and, in order to get around her father's strict rules on dating, attempts to get "bad boy" Patrick (Ledger) to date Bianca's ill-tempered sister, Kat (Stiles). The film is titled after a poem written by Kat about her bittersweet romance with Patrick. Much of the filming took place in the Seattle metropolitan area, with many scenes shot at Stadium High School in Tacoma.


  11. Footloose
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    Footloose (1984)

    7,744 views

    Footloose is a 1984 American musical drama film directed by Herbert Ross. It tells the story of Ren McCormack (Kevin Bacon), an upbeat Chicago teen who moves to a small town in which, as a result of the efforts of a local minister (John Lithgow), dancing and rock music have been banned.


  12. The Karate Kid
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    The Karate Kid (1984)

    5,603 views

    The Karate Kid is a 1984 American martial arts drama film directed by John G. Avildsen and written by Robert Mark Kamen, starring Ralph Macchio, who was 22 years old during principal photography, Noriyuki "Pat" Morita and Elisabeth Shue. It is an underdog story in the mold of a previous success, Avildsen's 1976 film Rocky. It was a commercial success upon release, and garnered critical acclaim, earning Morita an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. The film became the first in a series, spawning three sequels and a remake in 2010.


  13. Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen
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    Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen (2004)

    5,119 views

    Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen is a 2004 American teen musical comedy film directed by Sara Sugarman and produced by Robert Shapiro and Matthew Hart for Walt Disney Pictures. It stars Lindsay Lohan as an aspiring teenage actress whose family moves from New York City to New Jersey, Adam Garcia as her favorite rock musician, Glenne Headly as her mother, and Alison Pill as her best friend. The screenplay was written by Gail Parent and is based on the novel of the same name by Dyan Sheldon.


  14. Center Stage
    #14

    Center Stage (2000)

    3,461 views

    Center Stage is a 2000 American teen drama film, directed by Nicholas Hytner, about a group of young dancers from various backgrounds who enroll at the fictitious American Ballet Academy in New York City. The film explores the issues and difficulties in the world of professional dance, and how each individual copes with the stresses.


  15. Harold
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    Harold (2008)

    1,665 views

    Harold is a 2008 American comedy film co-written by Greg Fields and T. Sean Shannon, starring Spencer Breslin, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Nikki Blonsky, Ally Sheedy and Stella Maeve. The film is T. Sean Shannon's first full-length feature and is partially adapted from his earlier short film, which itself was adapted from one of his Saturday Night Live sketches. It was also released six years after the death of Greg Fields.


  16. Alice Upside Down
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    Alice Upside Down (2007)

    1,314 views

    Alice Upside Down is a film adaptation of the Alice series written by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor. The film was shot at Bishop DuBourg High School in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. Screened in limited cinema in 2007, it was released wide straight-to-DVD on July 29, 2008. In North America, it airs on Starz Kids & Family, but in the early years, it was on demand. In Latin America, the movie was shown on Disney Channel. The film's plot centers on Alice (Alyson Stoner), an 11-year-old girl starting the sixth grade at a new school. This is a coming-of-age story.


  17. An American Girl: Chrissa Stands Strong
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    An American Girl: Chrissa Stands Strong (2009)

    1,166 views

    An American Girl: Chrissa Stands Strong (2009) is the 5th film in the American Girl series, starring Sammi Hanratty in the title role. It is based on the Chrissa books in the American Girl series written by Mary Casanova.


  18. North Shore
    #18

    North Shore (1987)

    1,048 views

    North Shore is a 1987 film about Rick Kane (Matt Adler), a young surfer from a wave tank in Arizona, who heads to surf the season on the North Shore of Oʻahu and see if he has the skills to cut it as a pro surfer. As he progresses on his journey, he learns the qualities he possesses are not going to pull him through alone.


  19. Airborne
    #19

    Airborne (1993)

    997 views

    Airborne is a 1993 American comedy-drama film centered on inline skating, starring Shane McDermott, Seth Green, Brittney Powell, Chris Conrad, Jacob Vargas and a then-unknown Jack Black.


  20. Three O'Clock High
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    Three O'Clock High (1987)

    594 views

    Three O'Clock High is a 1987 high-school comedy film, directed by Phil Joanou, written by Richard Christian Matheson and Thomas Szollosi; the executive producer was Aaron Spelling. The plot is loosely connected to the 1952 western classic, High Noon, wherein a town sherriff is forced into a showdown with a notorious criminal at a pre-arranged time: high school student (Casey Siemaszko) accidentally offends a bully (Richard Tyson) and devotes most of his school day to avoiding a fistfight with the bully at 3:00 p.m.


  21. Rusalka
    #21

    Rusalka (2007)

    259 views

    Mermaid (Russian: Русалка, Rusalka) is a Russian 2007 comedy-drama film directed and written by Anna Melikyan. It is a loose adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's The Little Mermaid. It was a box office success in Russia, won numerous awards and was selected as Russia's official submission to Foreign-Language Film category for the 2009 Academy Awards.


  22. Red Hill
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    Red Hill (2010)

    215 views

    Red Hill is a 2010 Australian neo-western/thriller film written and directed by Patrick Hughes. The film stars Ryan Kwanten, Steve Bisley and Tom E. Lewis.


  23. Kurôzu zero
    #23

    Kurôzu zero (2007)

    191 views

    Crows Zero (クローズZERO Kurōzu Zero), also known as Crows: Episode 0, is a 2007 Japanese action film based on the manga Crows by Hiroshi Takahashi. The film was directed by Takashi Miike with a screenplay by Shogo Muto, and stars Shun Oguri, Kyōsuke Yabe, Meisa Kuroki, and Takayuki Yamada. The plot serves as a prequel to the manga, and focuses on the power struggle between gangs of students at Suzuran All-Boys High School. The film was released in Japan on October 27, 2007. It has spawned two sequels, Crows Zero 2 and Crows Explode, as well as a manga adaptation released November 13, 2008.


  24. Yatzy
    #24

    Yatzy (2009)

    83 views



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