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1. Home Movies

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71/100
Year: 1999-2019Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 4
Animation, Comedy

What it's about: Home Movies is an American animated television sitcom that was originally broadcast from April 26, 1999 to April 4, 2004. Brendon Small is the creator, head writer and lead musician of Home Movies. Jon Benjamin, Melissa Bardin Galsky and Janine Ditullio also lent their voices to the show. The plot surrounds eight-year-old Brendon, who makes films with his friends Melissa Robbins and Jason Penopolis in his spare time. He lives with his divorced mother, Paula, and his baby sister, Josie. He is also friends with his alcoholic, short-tempered soccer coach, John McGuirk. Home Movies developed a cult following during its run, and is still considered a cult show to this day.Home Movies was produced by Soup2Nuts, and originally aired on UPN, but the network cancelled the series after 5 episodes. Cartoon Network, seeing potential for the series, purchased the rights to it, and aired it as the first program on their nighttime adult-oriented Adult Swim block on the day of the block's launch on September 2, 2001. As part of Adult Swim, it finished the first season of 13 episodes and was picked up for three additional 13 episode seasons.Creator Small would later go on to create the Adult Swim animated series Metalocalypse and co-creator Bouchard would go on to create the animated Bob's Burgers for the Fox network.

Where to Watch: 52 episodes (98%) are available to watch free online (Adult Swim & Shout Factory TV). 1 episodes (2%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu). 52 episodes (98%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (Google Play, Prime Video & 2 others).

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2. FLCL

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68/100
Year: 2000-2019Rated: TV-MASeasons: 3
Animation, Anime

What it's about: A 12-year old boy named Naota one day meets a strange woman, riding a Vespa and wielding a big guitar. As soon as she appears, mysterious things start happening.

Where to Watch: 16 episodes (84%) are available to watch free online (Adult Swim). 6 episodes (32%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu). 2 episodes (11%) are available to stream on a TV everywhere service (Adult Swim). 6 episodes (32%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Google Play & Prime Video).

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3. Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai.

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64/100
Year: 2011-2019Rated: TV-14Seasons: 2
Animation, Anime

What it's about: When Yadomi Jinta was a child, he was a central piece in a group of close friends. In time, however, these childhood friends drifted apart, and when they became high school students, they had long ceased to think of each other as friends.One of the friends from that group, Honma Meiko, now has a wish she asks Jinta to fulfil. The problem is, she can't remember what her wish is anymore. As Meiko won't cease to bother Jinta about it, he gives in and decides to try to grant this wish he knows nothing of; for that, however, the help of his other former friends, now all very estranged from himself and from each other, may turn out to be necessary. He hasn't spoken to Anjou Naruko, Matsuyuki Atsumu, Tsurumi Chiriko, or Hisakawa Tetsudou in a long time; as he struggles to grant Meiko's wish and gathers his old friends together in the process, all the old feelings that still exist between them and have long been stashed away are bound to come up again.

Where to Watch: 11 episodes (100%) are available to watch free online (Crunchyroll). 11 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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4. Puberty Blues

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Year: 2012-2019Seasons: 2
Drama

What it's about: Based on Kathy Lette and Gabrielle Carey's iconic novel, Puberty Blues tells the story of two girls, Debbie and Sue, of innocence lost and experience gained against the backdrop of Australia in the 1970s.

Where to Watch: 17 episodes (100%) are available to watch free online (Tubi TV).

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5. Girl Meets World

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63/100
Year: 2014-2019Rated: TV-GSeasons: 3
Children, Comedy

What it's about: The adventures of relatable and adventurous Riley Matthews, the tween daughter of Cory and Topanga Matthews, and her bold best friend Maya as they traverse the twists and turns of teenage years at Manhattan's John Quincy Adams Middle School where Riley's dad is their History teacher.

Where to Watch: 3 episodes (4%) are available to watch free online (DisneyNOW). 68 episodes (94%) are available to stream on a TV everywhere service (DisneyNOW). 71 episodes (99%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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6. The Chi

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Year: 2018-2019Rated: TV-MASeasons: 2
Drama

What it's about: A relevant, timely and distinctive coming-of-age story following a half dozen interrelated characters in the South Side of Chicago. The story centers on Brandon, an ambitious and confident young man who dreams about opening a restaurant of his own someday, but is conflicted between the promise of a new life and his responsibility to his mother and teenage brother back in the South Side.

Where to Watch: 1 episodes (4%) are available to watch free online (Showtime). 20 episodes (87%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Showtime). 20 episodes (87%) are available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime). 13 episodes (57%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Prime Video & Vudu).

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7. Ping Pong the Animation

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Year: 2014-2019Rated: TV-14Seasons: 1
Animation, Anime

What it's about: Despite having drastically different personalities, high school boys Peco and Smile have been friends since childhood. Now, they’re both talented members of a table tennis club—but what happens when these sports lovers have to go up against each other in tournaments?

Where to Watch: 11 episodes (100%) are available to watch free online (Crunchyroll). 11 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $0.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Prime Video & Vudu).

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8. The Pet Girl of Sakurasou

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Year: 2012-2019Rated: TV-14Seasons: 1
Animation, Anime

What it's about: Sorata Kanda, a high school sophomore living in Sakurasou, the den of their academy's problem children, spends his days being dragged around by the strange residents, swearing he's going to escape Sakurasou one day.

Where to Watch: 24 episodes (100%) are available to watch free online (Crunchyroll). 24 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (iTunes).

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9. From the New World

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Year: 2012-2019Rated: TV-MASeasons: 1
Animation, Anime

What it's about: Born into a world 1000 years in our future, Saki and her friends live in utopia. Not only is their idyllic community overflowing with resources, but technology is obsolete, thanks to a magical power that grants the ability to materialize anything. However, when Saki discovers a lost artifact, the facade is shattered! Faced with a startling truth about their town, Saki and her companions face dangers they never knew existed, and their choices may change the fate of everyone.

Where to Watch: 25 episodes (100%) are available to watch free online (Crunchyroll). 25 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (iTunes).

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10. Bunny Drop

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55/100
Year: 2011-2019Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 1
Animation, Anime

What it's about: Going home from his grandfather's funeral, thirty-year-old Daikichi is floored to discover that the old man had an illegitimate child with a younger lover. The rest of his family is equally shocked and embarrassed by this surprise development, and not one of them wants anything to do with the silent little girl, Rin Kaga. In a fit of anger, Daikichi decides to take her in himself. As Daikichi nurtures Rin, he started to understand the struggle while at the same time the joy of parenting.

Where to Watch: 11 episodes (100%) are available to watch free online (Crunchyroll). 11 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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11. ReLIFE

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54/100
Year: 2016-2019Rated: TV-14Seasons: 3
Romance, Anime

What it's about: Arata Kaizaki (27) quit the job he landed after graduation in only three months. His life did not go well after that. Now his parents are threatening to stop sending money, and want him to come back to the country. He has no friend or girlfriend to share his troubles with...as he hits rock bottom a strange man named Ryou Yoake appears. He invites Arata to join a societal rehabilitation program for NEETs called ReLife. This program uses a mysterious drug to make him look younger, and sends him back to high school for a year...

Where to Watch: 16 episodes (89%) are available to watch free online (Crunchyroll). 16 episodes (89%) are available to rent or buy from $0.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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12. BUNK'D

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Year: 2015-2019Rated: TV-GSeasons: 4
Comedy, Family

What it's about: Siblings Emma, Ravi, and Zuri Ross leave their extravagant New York City penthouse once again to return to Camp Kikiwaka, a rustic summer camp in Maine where their parents met as teenagers.

Where to Watch: 2 episodes (3%) are available to watch free online (DisneyNOW). 59 episodes (86%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix). 4 episodes (6%) are available to stream on a TV everywhere service (DisneyNOW). 69 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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13. Beaver Falls

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51/100
Year: 2011-2019Rated: TV-14Seasons: 2
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: Beaver Falls is a British comedy-drama that follows a trio of Oxford Brookes University graduates who managed to deceitfully get jobs at Beaver Falls, an elitist American summer camp for the beautiful teenage offspring of California's rich and powerful. The first episode aired on E4 at 27 July 2011. The show was renewed for a second series, which aired on Monday 6 August, also on E4.On 22 September 2012, it was reported that E4 had cancelled Beaver Falls.

Where to Watch: 12 episodes (100%) are available to watch free online (Tubi TV). 12 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video).

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14. Silver Spoon

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Year: 2013-2019Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 2
Animation, Anime

What it's about: Yuugo Hachiken enrolled in Ooezo Agricultural High School for the reason that he could live in a dorm there. In some ways he chose Ooezo in an effort to escape the highly competitive prep schools he had attended previously, but he was faced with an entirely new set of difficulties at Oezo, surrounded by animals and Mother Nature. After growing up in an average family, he began to encounter clubs and training the likes of which he had never seen before.

Where to Watch: 22 episodes (100%) are available to watch free online (Crunchyroll).