Movies like The Perks of Being a Wallflower

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The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
 8.0
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The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
Genre: Drama
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, talky, serious, gloomy, adaptation directed by original author, sentimental, melancholic, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, teenage love, teenage life, friendship, first love, high school life, shyness, love and romance, social misfits, friends, high school, coping, youth, hopes, classmates, adolescence, unfulfilled love, misfit, incest, suicide, drugs/alcohol, gay, teenage girl, christmas season, naivete ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 21st century, 20th century, 1990s, year 1991
Place: pennsylvania, usa

Most similar movies to The Perks of Being a Wallflower

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, sentimental and serious films with plots about youth, coming of age, teenage life, friendship, high school, teenager and teenage girl mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Perks of Being a Wallflower: Palo Alto (2013), The Spectacular Now (2013), Paper Towns (2015), Keith (2008), The Fault in Our Stars (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: serious, atmospheric, touching, realistic, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, high school, youth, teenage sexuality, small town, drugs/alcohol, unfulfillment, coming of age, adolescence, social relations, high school life, under the surface ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, melancholic, sweet ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, coming of age, teenage life, love and romance, youth, couples, drinking problem, classmates, teenager, self discovery, high school, first love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 85K
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: captivating, exciting, disturbing, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, love and romance, friendship, high school life, youth, adventure, teenager, trip, teenage boy, teenage girl, mystery, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, florida, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 34K
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, teenage life, opposites attract, high school, adolescence, first love, youth, love and romance, fall in love, love affair, romance, high school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: touching, emotional, sincere, serious, clever ...
Audience: teens, teen drama, chick flick
Plot: terminal illness, teenage love, love and romance, first love, dealing with death, fall in love, coping, youth, fighting illness, teenage life, human relationship, dying ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, indiana, amsterdam
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
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, realistic, semi serious, emotional, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, friends, coming of age, friendship, teenager, cancer, leukemia, teenage boy, best friends, tattoo, high school student, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, kindergarten
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: sentimental, touching, romantic, sincere, dramatic ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: teenage love, opposites attract, love and romance, true love, first love, high school life, teenage life, coming of age, terminal illness, fall in love, youth, first kiss ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 7.3
 78K
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, realistic, humorous, semi serious, romantic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: teenage love, writer's life, coming of age, love, love and romance, youth, family relations, teenage life, family, casual sex, first love, dating ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.3
 23K
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: touching, sincere, psychological, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: youth, innocence lost, teenage life, unsupportive friend, high school, life is a bitch, high school life, school, misfit, sexual abuse, rape, mute ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.9
 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: bleak, psychological, serious, sincere, realistic
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, suicide, gay, school, student, rape, teenager, high school life, teenage life, youth, social relations, teenage love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, south australia, adelaide south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: uplifting, sentimental, emotional, intellectual, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teachers and students, boarding school life, poet, teaching the ways of the world, poetry, teacher, youth, dedicated educator, coming of age, friendship, philosophy, suicide ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1959
Place: vermont, new england, usa, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: realistic, humorous, semi serious, touching, exciting ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: first sex, love triangle, wooing, friendship, youth, teenage love, teenage life, love and romance, coming of age, fall in love, teenage girl, female friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1992
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Secret Life of Bees (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Set in South Carolina in 1964, this is the tale of Lily Owens a 14 year-old girl who is haunted by the memory of her late mother. To escape her lonely life and troubled relationship with her father, Lily flees with Rosaleen, her caregiver and only ...
Style: sincere, sentimental, touching, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: racism, friendship, coming of age, haunted by the past, small town, domestic violence, civil rights, african american, teenage life, teaching the ways of the world, hopes, society ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1964
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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: emotional, serious, talky, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage girl, first love, coming of age, teenager, high school, teenage daughter, homosexual, adolescence, high school hunk, best friends, cult, high school life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, tense, touching, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: teenage love, high school, friendship, murder, high school life, teenage life, coming of age, youth, obsession, unfulfilled love, danger, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, south of france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 13K
The Class (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Estonia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An average guy of an Estonian high-school decides to defend his bullied classmate. This starts war between him and the informal leader of the class. As teenagers' honour is a touchy thing, everything ends in bloodshed.
Style: disturbing, serious, sincere, tense, realistic ...
Plot: vengeance, social misfits, juvenile delinquency, society, teenage life, life is a bitch, rivalry, social decay, misfit, human nature, friendship, high school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: estonia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental illness, depression, teenage love, teenage life, love and romance, friendship, psychiatric ward, friends, shyness, coming of age, adolescence, supportive friend ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.9
 62K
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, realistic, humorous, touching, sexy ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, first sex, teenage life, love and romance, youth, high school, first love, fall in love, romance, friendship, teenagers, opposites attract ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Movie in collections
 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: semi serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, humorous ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: high school, friendship, urination, underage drinking, coming of age, small town, social misfits, overweight child, high school friends, high school life, physical appearance, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A group of Catholic school friends, after being caught drawing an obscene comic book, plan a heist that will outdo their previous prank and make them local legends.
Style: realistic, touching, talky, harsh, dark humor ...
Audience: teens
Plot: prank, friendship, youth, juvenile delinquency, friends, teenage life, drugs/alcohol, high school life, teenager, kids in trouble, lifestyle, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 326K
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, humorous, witty, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, date night, teen drama, chick flick
Plot: high school, teenage life, coming of age, teenage love, notoriety, adolescence, parents and children, friends, love and romance, high school life, youth, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 80s
Place: california, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.6
 41K
Awkward. (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: An irreverent look at the conflict, chaos and humor that defines teenage life through the eyes of 15-year-old Jenna Hamilton whose life begins to change when a simple accident becomes an epic misunderstanding and is blown way out of proportion. ...
Style: humorous, realistic, light, ironic, not serious
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: high school, teenage life, teenage love, loser, friends, classmates, self esteem, high school life, popularity, student, youth, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 74K
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: teenage love, love and romance, school, fall in love, first love, teenage life, neighbor, childhood sweetheart, adolescence, high school life, youth, teenage boy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1960s, 1950s, year 1963 ...
Place: usa, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Movie in collections
 6.8
 106K
If I Stay (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Music, Romance
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: touching, emotional, uplifting, sincere, heartbreaking ...
Audience: teens, teen drama, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, teenage girl, death in the family, love and romance, youth, dealing with death, life turned upside down, teenage life, family relations, coma, teenager, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, portland oregon
⇓ 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: talky, humorous, clever, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen comedy, kids
Plot: high school, teenager, teenage love, rebelliousness, adolescence vs adulthood, introspection, teachers and students, high school life, coming of age, friendship, misfit, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Wild Tigers I Have Known (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A lyrical telling of the coming of age of a 13-year-old boy who learns to cope with his new found sexuality and his unrequited love for the cool kid in school.
Style: surreal, sentimental, serious, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: coming of age, school, gay, gays and lesbians, friendship, teenage love, coming out, high school, single parent, romance, social misfits, human nature ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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, feel good, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: teenage love, youth, friendship, love and romance, teenage life, friends, high school, teenager, philosophy, painting, mentor, rebellious youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 4.4
 51K
LOL (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In a world connected by YouTube, iTunes, and Facebook, Lola and her friends navigate the peer pressures of high school romance and friendship while dodging their sometimes overbearing and confused parents. When Lola's mom, Anne, ...
Style: feel good, humorous, light, romantic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, teenage love, teenage life, best friends, high school life, youth, friends, coming of age, high school, friendship, happy ending, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Fat Boy Chronicles (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: The Fat Boy Chronicles is a motion picture about Jimmy Winterpock, an obese high-school student who deals with bullying and trying to lose weight. The film is inspired by a true story and was released in 2010 as a major motion picture.
Style: serious, emotional, sincere, realistic, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: social misfits, high school, coming of age, follow your dream, human spirit, teenage love, teenage life, hopes, misfit, society, youth, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
You'll Get Over It (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When Vincent finds himself a victim of outing in his high school, he must accept to live with the drastic changes it provokes, and redefine his relationships with his friends and family.
Style: touching, sincere, semi serious, sexual, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming out, high school, teenage love, friendship, love and romance, teenage life, youth, high school life, lifestyle, sexual relations, gays and lesbians, gay ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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