Movies like The Edge of Seventeen

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The Edge of Seventeen (2016)
 7.3
 101K
The Edge of Seventeen (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, China
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Two high school girls are best friends until one dates the other's older brother, who is totally his sister's nemesis.
Style: emotional, sweet, witty, realistic, touching, dramatic, melancholic, reflective, poignant, feel good ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: teenager, teen angst, adolescence, teenagers, high school, best friend, loneliness, sibling relationship, teen romance, teacher, friendship, coming of age, teenage girl, stereotypes, life & death, betrayal, troubled teen, female director, dating, teenage love, brother, mother, schoolgirl, female protagonist, bicycle ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: california

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Most similar movies to The Edge of Seventeen

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, humorous and touching films with plots about friendship, teenager, high school, coming of age, school, mentor and runaway mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like The Edge of Seventeen: Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015), The Kings of Summer (2013), Lady Bird (2017), The Spectacular Now (2013), The Way Way Back (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Greg is coasting through senior year of high school as anonymously as possible, avoiding social interactions like the plague while secretly making spirited, bizarre films with Earl, his only friend. But both his anonymity and friendship threaten to ...
Style: touching, semi serious, emotional, depressing, sweet ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: high school, cancer, friends, friendship, teenager, high school student, family relations, teenagers, adolescence, teenage life, high school life, best friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
The Kings of Summer (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Joe Toy, on the verge of adolescence, finds himself increasingly frustrated by his single father, Frank's attempts to manage his life. Declaring his freedom once and for all, he escapes to a clearing in the woods with his best friend, Patrick, ...
Style: sentimental, touching, humorous, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: coming of age, off the grid, teenagers, friendship, teenage life, lifestyle change, self discovery, rebelliousness, in the woods, choice, overbearing parent, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, california, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 7.4
 229K
Lady Bird (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A California high school student plans to escape from her family and small town by going to college in New York.
Style: interesting, realistic, semi serious, thought provoking, ironic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mother daughter relationship, coming of age, first love, best friend, teenage girl, school, catholic school, nickname, father daughter relationship, loss of virginity, female director, prom ...
Time: 2000s, year 2003, year 2002, 21st century
Place: california, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The Spectacular Now (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A hard-partying high school senior's philosophy on life changes when he meets the not-so-typical "nice girl."
Style: sincere, touching, semi serious, serious, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, teenage love, teenager, teenage life, teenagers, youth, family relations, first sex, couples, coming-of-age, drinking problem, classmate ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa, philadelphia, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Way Way Back (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Over the course of his summer break, a teenager comes into his own thanks in part to the friendship he strikes up with one of the park's managers.
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, sweet, emotional ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: friendship, teenagers, loneliness, vacation, teenager, shyness, summer, teenage life, family problems, youth, teenage love, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 7.4
 484K
Juno (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A young girl named Juno gets herself pregnant and tries to stand on her own, but soon learns a few lessons about being grown up.
Style: sentimental, feel good, humorous, sweet, touching ...
Audience: date night, teens, teen comedy, girls' night
Plot: pregnancy, teenage life, love and romance, teenage pregnancy, teenager, coming of age, social relations, youth, adoption, parents and children, eccentric family, change of heart ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: minnesota, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 7.6
 512K
Superbad (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: High school best buddies are facing separation anxiety as they prepare to go off to college. While attempting to score alcohol for a party with help from a fake ID-toting friend, the guys' evening takes a turn into chaotic territory.
Style: humorous, funny, idiotic, bad taste humour, absurd ...
Audience: teen comedy, teens, boys' night, date night
Plot: party, teenager, looking for sex, adolescence, teenage life, nerd, youth, loss of virginity, coming-of-age, friendship, dumb, nerds ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, california, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 45K
Before I Fall (2017)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Samantha Kingston has everything. Then, everything changes. After one fateful night, she wakes up with no future at all. Trapped into reliving the same day over and over, she begins to question just how perfect her life really was.
Style: meditative, bad ending, suspense, touching, mumblecore ...
Audience: teen drama, teens, girls' night
Plot: time loop, teenager, female protagonist, teenagers, redemption, strong female character, bullying, friendship, saving a life, suicide, female friendship, car rollover ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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 6.7
 44K
Saved! (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Teenage Mary Cummings, who has "been Born Again her whole life," is about to enter her senior year at American Eagle Christian High School near Baltimore with her Fundamentalist Christian friends Hilary Faye and Veronica, the three of whom ...
Style: touching, humorous, dark humor, witty, clever ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, date night, girls' night
Plot: pregnancy, christianity, high school, friendship, hypocrisy, acceptance, homosexual, teenage life, teenage love, youth, unwanted pregnancy, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: baltimore, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 27K
Palo Alto (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Palo Alto weaves together three stories of teenage lust, boredom, and self-destruction: shy, sensitive April, torn between an illicit flirtation with her soccer coach and an unrequited crush on sweet stoner Teddy; Emily, who offers sexual favors to ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, touching, realistic, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, teenage life, teenage sexuality, high school life, high school student, unfulfillment, adolescence, youth, teenage girl, high school, loneliness, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 59K
Eighth Grade (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Thirteen-year-old Kayla endures the tidal wave of contemporary suburban adolescence as she makes her way through the last week of middle school — the end of her thus far disastrous eighth grade year — before she begins high school.
Style: touching, light, melancholic, humorous, sentimental
Plot: adolescence, teenage girl, social media, friendship, teacher, middle school, mother daughter relationship, youtube, father daughter relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, teen angst, classmate classmate relationship ...
Time: 2010s, year 2017
Place: new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.3
 84K
Submarine (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: 15-year-old deep-thinking Welsh schoolboy, Oliver Tate struggles to initiate and maintain a relationship with Jordana, his devilish, dark-haired classmate at their Swansea high school. As his parents' marriage begins to fall apart, similar ...
Style: witty, semi serious, surreal, talky, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: coming of age, loss of virginity, teenage love, love and romance, virginity, bullying, adolescence, high school life, first sex, parents and children, crumbling marriage, school ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, 20th century
Place: wales, england, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 93K
Paper Towns (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs back into his life-dressed like a ninja and summoning him for an ingenious campaign of revenge-he ...
Style: emotional, captivating, exciting, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenagers, teenage love, teenage boy, adventure, adolescence, friendship, love and romance, high school life, youth, teenager, friends, high school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida, orlando florida, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Dazed and Confused (1993)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The adventures of a group of Texas teens on their last day of school in 1976, centering on student Randall Floyd, who moves easily among stoners, jocks and geeks. Floyd is a star athlete, but he also likes smoking weed, which presents a conundrum ...
Style: feel good, talky, semi serious, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: teenager, coming-of-age, coming of age, adolescence, stoners, marijuana, high school, friendship, teacher, adolescence vs adulthood, party, small town ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976, 80s
Place: texas, usa, austin texas, california, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 15K
Ashby (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When new kid in town Ed Wallis is given an assignment to interview an older person, he turns to his mysterious neighbor, Ashby Holt for help. That new connection leads to unexpected journeys for both of them, as Ashby – who turns out to be a ...
Style: melancholic, touching, talky, romantic, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: teenager, romance, high school, classmate, friendship, assassin, mentor, life philosophy, runaway, coming of age, relationships, neighbor ...
Time: 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.1
 6K
Dude (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Four best friends negotiate loss and major life changes during the last two weeks of high school.
Style: realistic, psychological, sincere, disturbing
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, female friendship, high school friends, teenager, party, drinking, marijuana, friendship, youth, love, cigarette smoking, female director ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 48K
Wild Child (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Rebellious 16 year old Poppy from Mailibu is sent to an English boarding school. Realising her Father isn't coming back to rescue her she tries to get expelled.
Style: feel good, light, sweet, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: boarding school, teenager, girls' boarding school, boarding school life, friendship, teenage girl, school, teenage life, rich kid, youth, teenage love, prank ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: england, malibu california, europe, california, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
16%
 7.0
 351K
Easy A (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Olive, an average high school student, sees her below-the-radar existence turn around overnight once she decides to use the school's gossip grapevine to advance her social standing. Now her classmates are turning against her and the school ...
Style: feel good, witty, humorous, sexy, funny ...
Audience: teen comedy, teens, date night, teen drama, chick flick ...
Plot: high school, coming of age, youth, teenage girl, teenage life, teenager, adolescence, loss of virginity, popularity, notoriety, classmate, teenage love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 80s
Place: california, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 7.0
 325K
Mean Girls (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Cady Heron is a hit with The Plastics, the A-list girl clique at her new school, until she makes the mistake of falling for Aaron Samuels, the ex-boyfriend of alpha Plastic Regina George.
Style: light, feel good, humorous, funny, witty ...
Audience: teen comedy, girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: high school, popularity, teenage life, teenager, high school life, fish out of water, adolescence, stereotypes, rivalry, manipulation, popular girl, jealousy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: usa, africa, illinois, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.2
 16K
Tall Girl (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Jodi, the tallest girl in her high school, has always felt uncomfortable in her own skin. But after years of slouching, being made fun of, and avoiding attention at all costs, Jodi finally decides to find the confidence to stand tall.
Style: touching, sincere, feel good, romantic, semi serious
Audience: teen comedy, girls' night, teens, date night
Plot: peer pressure, prom, teenage love, dating, high school, friendship, teenage girl, self esteem, high school student, teen romance, awkwardness, beauty pageant ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 10K
Dirty Girl (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It's 1987 and Danielle, the high school 'Dirty Girl', is running away. With her is chubby, gay Clarke, a bag of flour called Joan and a Walkman full of glorious '80s tunes.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, road movie, melancholic ...
Plot: friends, friendship, on the road, high school, coming of age, teenager, family problems, teenage life, gay slur, female protagonist, reputation, teacher ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1987
Place: usa, oklahoma, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.8
 65K
The First Time (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Dave, a high school senior, spends most of his time pining away over a girl he can’t have. Aubrey, a junior with artistic aspirations, has a hot boyfriend who doesn’t quite understand her or seem to care. Although they go to different schools, ...
Style: sincere, romantic, touching, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: teenage love, first sex, teenage life, first love, youth, virgin, high school, love and romance, virginity, fall in love, high school student, teenagers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.5
 9K
Terri (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Terri, a pajama-clad, disaffected high school student learns how to engage the world with the help of Mr. Fitzgerald, his assistant principal.
Style: melancholic, depressing, compassionate, clever, humorous ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: friendship, high school, teenage life, misfit, physical appearance, small town, overweight child, freak, teachers and students, mentor, unlikely friendships, bullying ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Pretty Persuasion (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A 15-year-old girl incites chaos among her friends and a media frenzy when she accuses her drama teacher of sexual harassment.
Style: dark humor, realistic, biting, cynical, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: false accusation, manipulation, high school, adolescence, sexual harassment, dishonesty, lifestyle, teachers and students, rejection, high school life, teenager, strong sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.6
 13K
Rocket Science (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Hal, a 15-year-old high-school student with a minor yet socially alienating (and painful) disability: he stutters uncontrollably. Determined to work through the problem, Hal opts for an extreme route he joins the school debating team, which sends ...
Style: sincere, psychological, touching, sentimental, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, high school, debate, teenage life, nothing goes right, contests and competitions, misfit, love and romance, introspection, fall in love, coming of age, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.9
 14K
Lucas (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A socially inept fourteen year old experiences heartbreak for the first time when his two best friends -- Cappie, an older-brother figure, and Maggie, the new girl with whom he is in love -- fall for each other.
Style: feel good, realistic, humorous, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids, teen comedy
Plot: high school, coming of age, underdog, high school life, football, friendship, bittersweet, romance, cheerleading, friends, sport team, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, california, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Bianca, a tenth grader, has never gone on a date, but she isn't allowed to go out with boys until her older sister Kat gets a boyfriend. The problem is, Kat rubs nearly everyone the wrong way. But Bianca and the guy she has her eye on, Joey, ...
Style: romantic, witty, humorous, light, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, chick flick, date night, girls' night ...
Plot: high school, opposites attract, teenage life, fall in love, unlikely couple, teenager, teenage love, youth, love and romance, teen romance, romance, high school student ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: seattle washington, seattle, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.2
 80K
Dope (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Malcolm is carefully surviving life in a tough neighborhood in Los Angeles while juggling college applications, academic interviews, and the SAT. A chance invitation to an underground party leads him into an adventure that could allow him to go from ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, sentimental, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenager, coming of age, teenage life, social relations, high school student, high school life, school, hip hop, geek, unlikely friendships, mother son relationship, marijuana ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2015
Place: california, los angeles, usa, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.6
 9K
How to Deal (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Mandy Moore stars as Halley, a young hip high school student who's convinced true love doesn't exist based on the crazy relationships around her. Her mother is divorcing her father who is dating a younger woman Halley can't stand. Her ...
Style: semi serious, sentimental, feel good, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, teenager, high school, romance, love and romance, youth, teenage life, fall in love, looking for love, society, family problems, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.5
 81K
The DUFF (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Bianca's universe turns upside down when she learns that her high school refers to her as a ‘DUFF' (Designated Ugly Fat Friend). Hoping to erase that label, she enlists the help of a charming jock and her favorite teacher. Together ...
Style: feel good, funny, humorous, not serious, witty ...
Audience: teen comedy, teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: high school, teenager, youth, high school life, teenage life, adolescence, popularity, teenagers, high school student, friends, stereotypes, best friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%