50. SPLENDOR IN THE GRASS (1961)
Young love especially when it's with the star of the football team can make a girl crazy. Literally. In pre-Depression, small-town Kansas, good-girl Natalie Wood is so tortured by her sexual urges for beau Warren Beatty and conflicting pressure to be moral that she attempts suicide after a school dance and ends up in a sanitarium. It's the ultimate depiction of overwhelming first love, and sorry, religious right a chilling PSA against the dangers of teen abstinence. Josh Wolk
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