Movies like The Perks of Being a Wallflower

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The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
 8.0
 439K
The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A coming-of-age story based on the best-selling novel by Stephen Chbosky, which follows 15-year-old freshman Charlie, an endearing and naive outsider who is taken under the wings of two seniors. A moving tale of love, loss, fear and hope - and the unforgettable friends that help us through life.
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, serious, talky, twists and turns, sentimental, gloomy, adaptation directed by original author, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, teenage love, teenage life, adolescence, first love, friendship, teenagers, high school life, suicide, hopes, youth, friends, social misfits, classmates, high school, shyness, coping, crush, love and romance, unfulfilled love, teenager, gays and lesbians, misfit, stepbrother stepsister relationship, naivete ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 1990s, 20th century, year 1991
Place: pennsylvania, usa, pittsburgh

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Most similar movies to The Perks of Being a Wallflower

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, serious and sentimental films with plots about youth, coming of age, teenage life, teenage girl, love and romance, teenage love and friendship mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Perks of Being a Wallflower: It's Kind of a Funny Story (2010), The Art of Getting By (2011), Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015), Keith (2008), Palo Alto (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
It's Kind of a Funny Story (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A clinically depressed teenager gets a new start after he checks himself into an adult psychiatric ward.
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, sweet, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: depression, mental illness, psychiatric ward, teenage love, teenage life, friendship, friends, shyness, coming of age, adolescence, psychiatrist, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Art of Getting By (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: George, a lonely and fatalistic teen who's made it all the way to his senior year without ever having done a real day of work, is befriended by Sally, a popular but complicated girl who recognizes in him a kindred spirit.
Style: witty, semi serious, realistic, feel good, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: teenage love, friendship, youth, teenage life, love and romance, friends, high school, teenager, philosophy, rebellious youth, painting, mentor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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
Plot: high school, cancer, teenager, friends, friendship, teenagers, adolescence, teenage life, high school life, best friends, terminal illness, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 35K
Keith (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Natalie (Elisabeth Harnois) is high school royalty, but her queen bee status falls apart when she falls for the new guy at school. Although Keith (Jesse McCartney) ignores her at first, they soon become friends -- even though Natalie suspects that ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, bad ending, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, opposites attract, teenagers, teenage life, first love, high school, teen romance, terminal illness, youth, love affair, adolescence, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
Movie in collections
 6.2
 26K
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, unfulfillment, adolescence, youth, teenage girl, high school student, high school, loneliness, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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, teenagers, teenage life, youth, classmates, teenager, first sex, couples, drinking problem, first love, high school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.7
 78K
Flipped (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Juli meets Bryce in the second grade, she knows it's true love. After spending six years trying to convince Bryce the same, she's ready to give up - until he starts to reconsider.
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, exciting, sweet ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, kids
Plot: first love, teenage love, love and romance, fall in love, teen romance, school, teenage life, neighbor, teenage boy, crush, childhood sweetheart, adolescence ...
Time: 1960s, 1950s, 21st century, contemporary, year 1957 ...
Place: usa, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 6.3
 92K
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, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, teenagers, adventure, friendship, teenage boy, love and romance, high school life, youth, teenager, adolescence, friends, high school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Movie in collections
 7.2
 81K
Stuck in Love (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An acclaimed writer, his ex-wife, and their teenaged children come to terms with the complexities of love in all its forms over the course of one tumultuous year.
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, emotional, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: writer's life, teenage love, love, youth, family relations, coming of age, casual sex, first love, family life, family, unhappiness, dating ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: realistic, touching, semi serious, sweet, emotional ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: friendship, teenager, teenagers, loneliness, shyness, vacation, summer, youth, teenage life, family problems, teenage love, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 326K
Boyhood (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 165 min.
Story: The film tells a story of a divorced couple trying to raise their young son. The story follows the boy for twelve years, from first grade at age 6 through 12th grade at age 17-18, and examines his relationship with his parents as he grows.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, depressing, emotional ...
Audience: kids
Plot: coming of age, abusive husband, divorce, childhood, stepsister stepsister relationship, divorced parents, parenting, parents and children, marital problem, teenage life, teenager, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2009, year 2012, year 2010 ...
Place: usa, texas, austin texas, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
My So-Called Life (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The life of a 15 year-old high school student, whose angst-ridden journey through adolescence, friendship, parents, and life teaches her what it means to grow up.
Style: sentimental, sincere, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, teen drama
Plot: high school hunk, first love, teenage girl, teenage daughter, adolescence, high school, teen romance, shyness, teenage crush, crush, coming of age, female protagonist ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Fault in Our Stars (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a patient named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support ...
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, romantic, serious ...
Audience: teens, teen drama, chick flick
Plot: terminal illness, teenage love, fall in love, cancer, youth, first love, dealing with death, teenage life, love and romance, coping, fighting illness, teenager ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, indiana, amsterdam
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
A Walk to Remember (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When the popular, restless Landon Carter is forced to participate in the school drama production he falls in love with Jamie Sullivan, the daughter of the town's minister. Jamie has a "to-do" list for her life and also a very big ...
Style: touching, romantic, sentimental, sincere, dramatic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens, date night, teen drama
Plot: teenage love, opposites attract, love and romance, romance, first love, true love, fall in love, terminal illness, youth, high school life, teen romance, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 83K
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, talky, melancholic, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: coming of age, teenage love, love and romance, virginity, loss of virginity, bullying, adolescence, first sex, parents and children, crumbling marriage, school, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, 20th century
Place: wales, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 112K
If I Stay (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Music, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Mia Hall, a talented young cellist, thought the most difficult decision she would ever have to make would be whether to pursue her musical dreams at prestigious Juilliard or follow her heart to be with the love of her life, Adam, a rock ...
Style: emotional, touching, bleak, sincere, uplifting ...
Audience: teen drama, teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage girl, love and romance, teenage love, youth, teenager, teenage life, death in the family, dealing with death, love, family drama, life turned upside down, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 24K
Speak (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Freshman high-school student Melinda has refused to speak ever since she called the cops on a popular summer party. With her old friends snubbing her for being a rat, and her parents too busy to notice her troubles, she folds into herself, trying to ...
Style: sincere, psychological, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: innocence lost, teenage life, youth, life is a bitch, unsupportive friend, high school, school, rehabilitation, sexual abuse, rape, misfit, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
My Mad Fat Diary (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 47 min.
Story: Set in 1996 in Lincolnshire, the show tells the tragic and humorous story of a very troubled young girl Rae, who has just left a psychiatric hospital, where she has spent four months after attempting suicide, begins to reconnect with her best friend ...
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: teenage life, fat girl, best friends, depression, physical appearance, social misfits, youth, teenage love, adolescence, loneliness, high school life, friendship ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s, year 1996
Place: england, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Movie in collections
 6.2
 4K
Dream Boy (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story of Nathan, a young teenager who tries to flourish in a romantic relationship with neighbour Roy. The two young men will have to face the brutal reality of the rural south of the United States in the late 1970s.
Style: touching, serious, sentimental, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: gay, gay teenager, gays and lesbians, small town, homosexual rape, gay couple, dysfunctional family, gay relationship, gender, youth, teenage love, self discovery ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
To All the Boys I've Loved Before (2018)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Lara Jean's love life goes from imaginary to out of control when her secret letters to every boy she's ever fallen for are mysteriously mailed out.
Style: sweet, light, romantic, sincere, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, happy ending, teen romance, couples, first love, love and romance, youth, teenage girl, high school student, sister sister relationship, teenage boy, love letter ...
Place: scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.8
 7K
2:37 (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A contemporary, ensemble drama telling the complex tale of six high school students whose lives are interwoven with situations that so many of today's youth are faced with. The story takes place during a normal school day. At precisely 2:37 a ...
Style: psychological, bleak, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teen drama, teens
Plot: incest rape, brother sister incest, high school, teenage life, teenage love, youth, social relations, social misfits, unwanted pregnancy, society, incest, homosexual ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, south australia, adelaide south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Breakfast Club (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Five high school students, all different stereotypes, meet in detention, where they pour their hearts out to each other, and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, sincere, talky ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, date night, kids
Plot: teenager, high school, adolescence vs adulthood, teachers and students, coming of age, introspection, teenage love, high school life, friendship, rebelliousness, youth, love and romance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 344K
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, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: teen comedy, teens, date night, teen drama, chick flick
Plot: high school, youth, coming of age, popularity, teenage life, notoriety, teenager, adolescence, teenage girl, teenage love, love and romance, virginity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 80s
Place: california, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Movie in collections
 7.1
 32K
Now Is Good (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A girl dying of leukemia compiles a list of things she'd like to do before passing away. Topping the list is her desire to lose her virginity.
Style: emotional, heartbreaking, sad, serious, touching ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama, chick flick
Plot: terminal illness, fighting illness, teenage love, teenager, cancer, youth, dying, love and romance, last wish, first sex, virginity, dealing with death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Dead Poets Society (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: At an elite, old-fashioned boarding school in New England, a passionate English teacher inspires his students to rebel against convention and seize the potential of every day, courting the disdain of the stern headmaster.
Style: sentimental, intellectual, philosophical, uplifting, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teacher, teachers and students, boarding school life, poetry, poet, suicide, dedicated educator, literature, professor, teaching the ways of the world, youth, philosophy ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, year 1959
Place: vermont, usa, new england, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
North Sea Texas (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Belgium
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Pim lives in a run-down house in a dead-end street somewhere on the Flanders coast, together with his mother Yvette Bulteel. Life here smells of cold French fries, cheap cigarettes, vermouth and stale beer. Mother Yvette uses her friend Etienne, ...
Style: sincere, touching, serious, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: gay teenager, lgbt teen, gay lead character, first gay sexual experience, coming of age, first love, single parent, gays and lesbians, teenage life, love and romance, gay, family relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: belgium, flanders, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Myth of the American Sleepover (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Four young people navigate the suburban wonderland of metro-Detroit looking for love and adventure on the last weekend of summer.
Style: realistic, uplifting, sentimental, touching, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: youth, friendship, coming of age, looking for love, hopes, teenage love, lifestyle, love and romance, teenage life, suburban life, teenage girl, teenage protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Very Good Girls (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Two New York City girls make a pact to lose their virginity during their first summer out of high school. When they both fall for the same street artist, the friends find their connection tested for the first time.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching, captivating ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: first sex, love triangle, wooing, friendship, youth, teenage love, teenage life, love and romance, coming of age, loss of virginity, fall in love, teenage girl ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1992
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 2K
Monster Pies (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Mike has felt alienated and alone for as long as he can remember, until a new boy arrives at his school - awakening feelings and a world of possibilities he'd never before dared to dream of.
Style: realistic, touching, serious
Plot: gay, high school, gay teenager, gays and lesbians, lgbt, coming of age, teacher, school, fall in love, love and romance, misfit, gender ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 6K
Breathe (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Charlie, a 17-year-old girl tortured by doubt, is thrilled when she becomes friends with Sarah, but when Sarah tires of Charlie and looks for a new friend, their relationship takes an ominous turn.
Style: serious, touching, psychological, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: asthma, teenage love, friendship, high school life, love affair, youth, social relations, young lovers, romance, teenage life, gender, obsession ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, south of france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%