The BEST Nickelodeon shows of all time

Every Nickelodeon show, ranked

We've compiled the average episode rating for every Nickelodeon show to compile this list of best shows!

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9.27
43 votes

#1 - Mysticons

Four girls are summoned to become the legendary heroes known as the Mysticons. They will undertake a quest to find the Codex.

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9.16
105 votes

#2 - Olivia

Olivia, a 6 ¾-year-old spunky girl pig, dreams big, has even bigger adventures, and inspires confidence, in her very own series. Olivia is joined by her four year old brother Ian, her best friend Julian, Francine the next door neighbor, and William who is her baby brother.

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9.08
28460 votes

#3 - Avatar: The Last Airbender

With the Fire Nation on the brink of global domination, a young boy reawakens after a hundred-year absence. To save his war-torn world he must accept his destiny as the Avatar before it's too late.

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8.99
605 votes

#4 - The Adventures of Pete & Pete

The Adventures of Pete and Pete was a surreal comedy in which a peaceful suburban neighborhood was a strange and skewed world as seen through the eyes of pre-teens. Wellsville, USA contained many different unique characters, such as: two brothers that were both named Pete, the metal plate in their mom's head, Artie the spandex-wearing super-hero, and Petunia, little Pete's tatoo. The Adventures of Pete and Pete originated as a series of one-minute vignettes in 1990, then was expanded into a series of five specials, and then became a regular series in late 1993. The show was filmed in Leonia, New Jersey. Episodes (or portions of episodes) were also filmed in the New Jersey towns of South Orange and Cranford.

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8.93
3036 votes

#5 - Invader ZIM

Invader ZIM is an eccentric alien soldier from the planet Irk. He was banished from the Irken Empire after nearly destroying his home planet on an early mission. After begging his superiors, the Almighty Tallest Red and Purple, for another chance, they decide to get rid of him once and for all. They trick him into going on a "secret mission" to an obscure planet at the edge of the universe, a planet with the unlikely name of Earth, in hopes that he'll die along the way. But their trick backfires when ZIM safely reaches Earth and begins his ever-so-subtle conquest of it. He disguises himself as a schoolboy, and now the only person who can stop him is one kid - Dib, a somewhat insane paranormal researcher, who sees straight through ZIM's disguise and is intent on stopping his reign of "terror". The only problem is that neither of them is very good at stopping the other.

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8.80
101 votes

#6 - The Busy World of Richard Scarry

The characters that inhabit Richard Scarry's "Busytown" books are successfully brought to television, in this clever cartoon adaptation, produced by CINAR FILMS in Canada. The series shows us the lives of the many residents of Busytown, but the focus is mainly the Cat family - Mother and Father Cat, and Huckle and Sally, the kids. Also living with the Cats is a worm named Lowly, who goes to school with Huckle. The assortment of other characters, including Sgt. Murphy (patient peacekeeper of the Busytown Police Dept.), Mr. Fixit (the trash-is-treasure town repairman), and Bananas Gorilla (a clumsy jobless gorilla, who would do anything for a banana) all keep the city humming with activity. The half-hour program is made up of three 7-minute stories per episode, with two short musical interstitials inbetween.

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8.75
209 votes

#7 - Salute Your Shorts

This is a great show about a group of kids at summer camp. The camp is run by the heard-but-never-seen Dr. Kahn. They spend their time trying to harass the camp counselor, Kevin "Ug" Lee.

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8.53
202 votes

#8 - Legends of the Hidden Temple

Legends of the Hidden Temple is an action-adventure game show for children. The show centers around a Temple that is filled with lost treasures protected by mysterious Mayan Temple Guards. Kirk Fogg hosts and serves as the teams' guide. Six teams of two children (one boy and one girl) compete to retrieve one of the historical artifacts in the Temple by performing physical stunts and answering questions based on history, mythology, and geography. After three elimination rounds, only one team remains, who then earns the right to go through the Temple to retrieve the artifact within three minutes and win a grand prize.

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8.50
66 votes

#9 - Double Dare

One in a long-running series of game shows, where two-member teams of children compete to answer questions and complete stunts.

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8.44
13919 votes

#10 - The Legend of Korra

Avatar Korra, a headstrong, rebellious, feisty young woman who continually challenges and breaks with tradition, is on her quest to become a fully realized Avatar. In this story, the Avatar struggles to find balance within herself.

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8.40
1657 votes

#11 - Rocko's Modern Life

Rocko is a wallaby who has emigrated to America from Australia. He lives in O-Town and tries to get through life but, of course, comes across a multitude of dilemmas and misadventures he must get through. Other characters include Rocko's best friend, Heffer, a steer who has been raised by wolves, Filbert, a paranoid hypochondriac turtle, Rocko's faithful (but none-too-bright) dog Spunky, and Ed Bighead who detests Rocko and hates having him for a next door neighbor. On this show, Rocko has such adventures as trying to adapt to a new vacuum cleaner, having Heffer move in temporarily after his parents kick him out, and going to a movie theater.

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8.40
2157 votes

#12 - Big Time Rush

Big Time Rush is a series about friendship and brotherhood that chronicles the finding, making and breaking – of a potential chart-topping music group. Each of the guys brings something different to the group as they figure out their place in the crazy business of music and entertainment. A naturally gifted singer, Kendall never planned on becoming famous but definitely has the swagger of a music star. After seizing this opportunity of a lifetime, he leads his friends on an exciting comedy and music-filled journey. James has big dreams for himself and his pals and his confidence in their potential for success helps the other guys deal with the more difficult moments. Carlos looks at life as a big playground and this foray into music as an awesome ride that he is on with his buddies. The brains of the operation, Logan is the voice of reason and his sharp wit gives everyone the perspective they need to stay true to themselves and their goals. Life in the business is not easy and their antics often get them in trouble with the record label. From falling for the same girl to redecorating their apartment at the Palm Woods to misbehaving with a new school teacher at the recording studio -- the group learns that success comes with hard work and dedication – and the support of one another.

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8.33
1263 votes

#13 - Are You Afraid of the Dark?

A group of kids (the Midnight Society) get together in the woods, and tell ghost stories.

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8.31
2182 votes

#14 - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012)

Four ninja turtles, mutated by a mysterious alien substance, must rise up out of the sewers and defend their city against evil forces from both the past and present.

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8.22
227 votes

#15 - All That

This American sketch comedy series, originally lasting 10 seasons, features original short comedic sketches and weekly musical guests aimed toward a young audience. Its sketches parody contemporary culture and are performed by a large and varying cast of child and teen actors. Now, the new kids of comedy bring the funny as America’s #1 kid’s sketch comedy show returns with a new cast and a few familiar faces!

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8.16
3303 votes

#16 - Drake & Josh

15-year-old Drake and Josh are schoolmates, but not close friends. Drake views Josh as weird and a bit of a goof. So, imagine Drake's shock when he finds out that this "goof" is about to become his new step-brother and roommate when his mother marries Josh's father. A spin off of The Amanda Show.

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8.15
151 votes

#17 - I Am Frankie

“I Am Frankie” is the story of Frankie, an experimental android who navigates the perils and wonders of being a teenager. Frankie looks like any other girl, but functions like the newest computer: complete with Internet access, extensive memory and a hard disk. Frankie goes to school and no one but the members of her family know her secret. She adapts to the real world quite well, despite having no feelings or emotions, but all that changes when she begins to experience family life, make friends and have a boyfriend.

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8.14
166 votes

#18 - Harvey Beaks

Harvey Beaks is a good kid on a mission to have fun, and nothing can stand in his way! Well, except for the fact that he irons his bed sheets and is always on time. Will his best friends, Fee and Foo, be able to help Harvey tap into his wild side? From fighting a gang of squirrels to stealing bikes from Randl the grumpy raccoon, there are tons of adventures to be had in Bigbark Woods. Harvey, Fee and Foo are ready to cause some trouble and have a blast along the way.

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8.10
1996 votes

#19 - Danny Phantom

Danny Fenton was once your typical kid until he accidentally blew up his parents' laboratory and became ghost-hunting superhero Danny Phantom. Now half-ghost, Danny's picked up paranormal powers, but only his sister, Jazz, and best friends, Samantha and Tucker, know his secret. Danny's busy fighting ghosts, saving Casper High and hiding his new identity all while trying to graduate.

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8.10
1178 votes

#20 - Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness

A martial-arts loving panda named Po gets help from his mentor and friends as he trains to become a Dragon Warrior and protect the valley where he lives.

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8.08
95 votes

#21 - WITS Academy

Now a Guardian in training at WITS Academy, the Magic Realm's most esteemed school for witches and wizards in training, it seems like Andi’s dream has finally come true. But as the best friend and unofficial Guardian to the Chosen One, she’ll have to work hard to prove that she can live up to expectations as the first (and only) human Guardian. Plus, she’s in charge of getting the Magical Realm’s toughest witch and wizard to graduation day, one of which is Jax's little sister Jessie! Along the way she’ll have to decide who is a friend, who is a foe and who may be more…

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8.04
72 votes

#22 - Wayside

Follow the comically-absurd tales of students on the top floor of Wayside, a quirky grammar school that was accidentally built 30-stories high.

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8.03
2127 votes

#23 - Hey Arnold!

The adventures of a daydreaming, jazz-loving, football-headed 9-year-old, who lives in a boarding house with his grandparents and some eccentric boarders, encounters life in the city with his best friend Gerald, a loofah-haired kid, who is the keeper of the urban tales and coolest kid in class; and Helga, who torments him, but loves him secretly.

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8.01
8432 votes

#24 - SpongeBob SquarePants

The misadventures of a talking sea sponge who works at a fast food restaurant, attends a boating school, and lives in an underwater pineapple.

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7.97
1462 votes

#25 - Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide

The whacky adventures of Ned Bigby and his best pals Moze and Cookie at James K. Polk Middle School, as "every-kid" Ned shatters the fourth wall to share tips and tricks on navigating middle school or junior high hurdles. Ned's not super cool, and he has no superpowers. He is, however, witty, well-groomed, upbeat and self-aware. Moreover, with more than a little help from his two best friends, he's equipped to conquer middle school minefields. From crushing bullies to crushes, from off- the-wall, mean and cool teachers to pop quizzes, elections and detentions, Ned knows that nothing, including the seventh grade, is as bad as it seems, and friendship matters most.

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7.90
3390 votes

#26 - Victorious

Chaos is coming to Tori Vega's life. The 16 year old is starting at a new high school; but not just any school. This is Hollywood Arts, a performing arts school where crazy talented students learn how to become real artists.. Until now, Tori didn't think she had much talent of her own, and was content to live in the shadow of her older sister, Trina. Now, that's all about to change... if Tori can see herself in a new light, even a spotlight! But Hollywood Arts is still a high school, and Tori is still the new kid. She'll have to find new friends, do homework, and just try to fit in. Will Tori grab a starring role in her new life?

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7.86
1529 votes

#27 - Henry Danger

Henry Hart’s afterschool job? Kid Danger: Captain Man’s superhero sidekick. Fighting crime AND finishing homework? Villains, beware!

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7.86
291 votes

#28 - Danger Force

Captain Man has a new crew of superhero sidekicks — Danger Force. Captain Man and Schwoz create a fake school to train the kids to harness their uncontrollable superpowers to fight crime.

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7.84
863 votes

#29 - The Loud House

Welcome to the Loud House, where life can get pretty crazy. One boy, TEN girls?! Lincoln Loud wouldn’t change it for the world!

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7.83
926 votes

#30 - Kenan & Kel

High school friends Kenan Rockmore and Kel Kimble are always scheming. Kenan, who works at a grocery store, constantly devises crazy plans to strike it rich, while orange-soda-loving buddy Kel is always dragged along for the ride — despite his track record for messing things up.

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7.71
3602 votes

#31 - iCarly

Carly hosts her own home-grown web show, iCarly. She lives with her twenty-something brother/guardian Spencer and produces her Web casts from a makeshift third-floor loft studio. Grappling with adolescence, she never aimed to gain fame as a rising star/underground celebrity to kids. As events unfold in the pilot, it all happens by accident when a teacher puts her in charge of the school talent show. She and her sassy best bud Sam turn the audition process into a show, which Carly's tech savvy smitten friend Freddy tapes -- including their hilarious banter and great chemistry -- and posts on the Web without telling the girls. The on-line audience clamors for more, and a pop phenomenon blooms, with Carly and sidekick Sam's regular Web casts ultimately featuring everything from comedy sketches and talent contests to interviews, recipes, and problem-solving.

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7.70
1678 votes

#32 - Zoey 101

Pacific Coast Academy, an all boys boarding school is accepting female students for the first time since the school was established. Zoey's little brother Dustin is currently a student there. Zoey decides to be one of the first girls to become a student at PCA. This is very exciting, but also very scary; fitting in at a new school is hard enough, but going away to boarding school and living on your own at age 13 can get crazy! Especially when the girls are heavily outnumbered by the boys...

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7.69
32 votes

#33 - The Barbarian and the Troll

Evan, a troll who has never ventured out from under his bridge, decides to explore the world for the first time in search of a great adventure and inspiration to fulfill his dream of becoming a singer. He soon meets Brendar, Gothmoria’s most feared and revered warrior, and joins in her quest across treacherous terrain and confrontations with bizarre and magical creatures. Throughout their journey and encounters with an eclectic puppet cast of wacky characters, they both learn that they’re better together and form an unbreakable friendship.

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7.68
2092 votes

#34 - Rugrats

Rugrats reveals the world from a baby's point of view. Everything looks bigger, more mysterious and uncontrollable. Angelica, the oldest, likes to terrorize her cousin, Tommy, and his friends, and is famous for screaming, "You stupid babies!" The adults in the series are often clueless.

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7.68
177 votes

#35 - Little Bear

Little Bear is the story of, what else, than a little bear (voice of Kristin Fairlie). He has many adventures with all his friends, including Duck, Cat, Owl, Hen, Emily, Emily's doll, Lucy, No Feet the Snake, and Tutu the Dog! Little Bear is always getting into trouble and adventure! He has emotional feelings - he is sad, bad, mad, etc. The show is a nice way to teach children about feelings of life. It will give them courage, pride, honor and more in their life. For nearly the last decade this delightful show has entertained children of all ages including their parents. This animated series is based on the popular childrens books illustrated by Maurice Sendak and written by Else Holmelund Minarik.

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7.68
340 votes

#36 - Blaze and the Monster Machines

Blaze and the Monster Machines is a CG interactive series for preschoolers featuring Blaze, the world's most amazing monster truck, and his driver and best friend, 8-year-old AJ. The series follows their adventures in Axle City--a town populated with big-wheeled vehicles known as monster machines. Blaze is Axle City's greatest hero and the champion of the racetrack! Whenever there's trouble, he's the truck everyone turns to for help because he can do things no other truck can! Blaze has Blazing Speed--a special turbo boost that lets him accelerate in times of need to go faster than any other monster machine. But Blaze has more than just speed. He also has the power to transform into any other vehicle or machine! Using his knowledge of engineering, Blaze can add new parts to himself and change into anything. From a hydrofoil to a hang glider to even a hair dryer, if you can engineer it, Blaze can become it! AJ and the home audience help Blaze on his adventures by exploring the physics of how things move, tackling problems through scientific inquiry and mathematics, and discovering the component parts necessary to make everyday technologies work.

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7.68
332 votes

#37 - Game Shakers

A live-action sitcom about two 12-year-old girls who start a multi-million-dollar gaming company and take on rap superstar Double G as a business partner.

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7.67
167 votes

#38 - The Mighty B!

Bessie Higgenbottom, a nine and three quarters years old girl who lives in San Francisco, is the world's most dedicated Honeybee scout. She has earned more Bee Badges than any other Honeybee in history. Bessie is a zealous over-achiever with an ultimate goal of earning the remaining 4,584 badges and becoming an awesome superhero called the Mighty Bee. When Bessie ever needs inspiration, she pretends that she is the Mighty Bee, whose powers range from people-skills to super strength and the ability to fly. But getting all the badges won't be easy. There are many obstacles lying in her way for her to overcome such as another Honeybee scout named Portia Gibbons who always tries to spoil Bessie's chances at earning the badge. Watch this show and follow Bessie on her quest to be the best!

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7.66
153 votes

#39 - 100 Things to Do Before High School

With real life and teen drama awaiting her after 8th grade graduation, CJ Parker has only a short time left to make the most of her middle school years. Together with her two lifelong best friends Fenwick and Crispo, she is determined to get the most out of this time, using an ever-expanding list of challenges as a guide. For this group, growing up means trying everything and taking chances while they still can.

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7.63
1373 votes

#40 - The Angry Beavers

Norbert and Daggett are two fun loving beaver brothers who had to leave home when their mum had a new litter. Now in their own chill palace of a home, Norb and Dag can stay up as late as they want, watch late night movies and eat what they want, but living on your own isn't always a blast... Like most brothers Dag and Norb are close and have their fair share of ups and downs. When they're down they sure are a couple of Angry Beavers!

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7.60
252 votes

#41 - The Secret World of Alex Mack

Alex Mack is an ordinary teenage girl, living with her parents, George and Barbara, and older sister, Annie, in the corporate town of Paradise Valley. While walking home after her first day of junior high school, she is nearly hit by a truck from a chemical plant, and during the incident, she is drenched with a top-secret chemical called GC-161. She soon discovers that it gave her strange powers. These include telekinesis, the ability to zap bolts of electricity from her fingers, and the capacity to morph into a mobile puddle of metallic liquid. However, her powers prove to be unpredictable (such as when her skin starts glowing brightly while she's nervous). She confides only in Annie and her best friend, Ray, choosing to keep her powers a secret from everyone else, including her parents, for fear of what the chemical plant CEO, Danielle Atron, will do to her if she finds out.

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7.59
111 votes

#42 - The Astronauts

When a group of kids are accidentally launched into space, they embark on an adventure of a lifetime to get back home.

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7.58
1523 votes

#43 - The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius

The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius follows Jimmy Neutron, his faithful robotic dog, Goddard, and his eclectic friends and family as they experience life in Retroville. Jimmy is a typical kid, who just happens to be a genius. He creates gadgets to improve his everyday life, but his inventions go awry more often than not, and hilarious trouble ensues.

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7.52
156 votes

#44 - Alvinnn!!! and The Chipmunks

Takes us on a roller coaster ride of music, laughter and stories geared to entertain The Chipmunks' four generations of fans. Presented for the first time in glorious CGI, the series features ground-breaking animation and a new, original Chipmunk song in every episode. The series is an animated version of a prime-time sitcom and reflects the trials and tribulations of a single parent, David Seville, trying to raise six hyper-active Chipmunks. Like most parents, Dave's patience will be pushed to the limit, forcing him to end most sentences in "ALVINNN!!!"

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7.51
908 votes

#45 - Aaahh!!! Real Monsters

Three monsters—Ickis, Oblina, and Krumm—attend a monster school to learn how to frighten humans while facing other struggles, often involving their strict instructor known as The Gromble.

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7.49
109 votes

#46 - How to Rock

Kacey Simon used to be a part of The Perfs (the popular girls of Brewster High). But when she trades her shades for dorky glasses and her pearly white smile with metal braces, she's kicked out of the group immediately. Determined not to let this crush her, she forms her own band with her new friends and Kacey is on a mission is lead Gravity 5 to the top.

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7.48
667 votes

#47 - Rocket Power

Rocket Power is about four friends who are addicted to action and extreme sports. Otto Rocket, his sister Reggie, and their pals Twister and Sam excel at just about every aggressive sport you can imagine. All that competition can get, well, pretty competitive sometimes. So it's a good thing folks like Otto and Reggie's dad Ray and his business partner Tito Makani are around to remind everyone that way cool friendships are more important than winning events.

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7.47
118 votes

#48 - Oswald

A story of a blue octopus and his dog that looks like a hotdog, named Weenie, and their friends like Daisy the daisy, and Henry the penguin. They go on adventures in their town that usually involves a problem that needs to be solved.

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7.43
306 votes

#49 - Monsters vs. Aliens

Inspired by DreamWorks Animation's 2009 blockbuster feature film, this new series follows the further adventures of the beloved monsters- B.O.B., the gelatinous blob without a brain; Link, the prehistoric fish-man; Dr. Cockroach, the half-man/half-insect mad scientist; and Susan (aka Ginormica), the incredible growing woman-as they learn to adapt to a new world filled with bizarre aliens.

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7.42
228 votes

#50 - School of Rock

Misadventures of Dewey Finn, a rocker who poses as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school as he teaches his unconventional and overachieving students to play and love rock 'n' roll.

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