40. The Breakfast Club (1985)
> IMDb user rating: 7.8/10 (381,962 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 92% (556,994 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer score: 89% (64 reviews)
> Directed by: John Hughes
Five students from different backgrounds convene for Saturday detention in this beloved dramedy from director John Hughes. With the breaking of interpersonal barriers comes a pointed examination of suburban teenage life. The movie’s main stars made up part of the so-called Brat Pack of the 1980s.
39. Call Me by Your Name (2017)
> IMDb user rating: 7.9/10 (252,372 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 86% (16,320 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer score: 94% (363 reviews)
> Directed by: Luca Guadagnino
This coming-of-age drama based on a novel of the same name takes place in 1983 in the countryside of northern Italy. Against a bucolic backdrop, romance blossoms between a male college graduate (Armie Hammer) and a teenage boy (Timothée Chalamet). Upon winning the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay at 89 years of age, screenwriter James Ivory became the oldest person in history to take home a competitive Oscar.
38. Moana (2016)
> IMDb user rating: 7.6/10 (314,473 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 89% (70,806 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer score: 95% (283 reviews)
> Directed by: Ron Clements & John Musker
This computer-animated classic draws from Polynesian origin myths and presents a small island community with a terrible curse. Heeding the ocean’s call, the fearless Moana (voiced by Auli’i Cravalho) embarks on a sea-based adventure to set things right. A follow-up TV series is slated to arrive in 2023.
37. Breaking Away (1979)
> IMDb user rating: 7.7/10 (23,154 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 88% (9,358 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer score: 95% (41 reviews)
> Directed by: Peter Yates
This endearing exploration of small-town life doubles as an inspiring underdog sports movie. It tells the story of Dave Stohler (Dennis Christopher), who dreams of becoming a competitive cyclist. With help from a tight-knit group of friends, his dream just might come true.
36. The Breadwinner (2017)
> IMDb user rating: 7.7/10 (24,518 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 88% (2,086 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer score: 95% (105 reviews)
> Directed by: Nora Twomey
Brought to life in stunning animation, this war drama centers on an 11-year-old girl named Parvana (Saara Chaudry). Living in Afghanistan under Taliban rule, Parvana takes the disguise of a boy so as to earn a living and support her family. “This is a day-to-day survival story that stirs the heart and fires the imagination,” wrote critic Philip De Semlyen for Time Out.
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