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Top 10 Back-to-School Movies

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Friday Night Lights

Lots of towns take high-school football seriously, but few live and die by their team like the folks in Odessa, Texas. With its emphasis on the town's barely-concealed racial and socioeconomic tensions, the true story of the Permian Panthers' 1988 season is by turns inspiring, poignant, and horrifying. The book is great, too. (2004, PG-13)

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