Movies like The Perks of Being a Wallflower

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The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
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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, romantic, emotional, sad, inspirational, heartbreaking, serious, intellectual ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, high school, teenager, friendship, first love, youth, adolescence, teenage love, high school life, shyness, suicide, teenage life, gay, friends, teenage girl, introvert, mental illness, depression, hopes, classmate, social misfits, love and romance, lgbt, crush, lgbt teen ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, year 1991, 20th century, 1990s
Place: pittsburgh, pennsylvania, usa

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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 touching, realistic, sentimental and feel good films with plots about coming of age, teenager, teenage girl, high school, youth, friendship and love and romance mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Perks of Being a Wallflower: Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015), It's Kind of a Funny Story (2010), The Art of Getting By (2011), Keith (2008), Palo Alto (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, emotional, depressing, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: high school, teenager, terminal illness, cancer, friendship, dying, coming of age, adolescence, leukemia, friends, school, teenage boy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pittsburgh, pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
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, funny, humorous, visually appealing ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: mental illness, coming of age, depression, teenage love, teenage life, psychiatric ward, friendship, adolescence, anxiety, mental institution, teenage boy, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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, sentimental, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: teenage love, teenager, high school, friendship, youth, coming of age, teenage life, philosophy, friends, love and romance, homework, art ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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Keith (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 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, romantic, bad ending, touching ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: high school, opposites attract, first love, love, terminal illness, romance, teenage love, youth, teenager, teenage life, cancer, teen romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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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: atmospheric, melancholic, serious, touching, realistic ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, coming of age, teenage life, teenager, adolescence, teenage girl, crush, depression, high school, loneliness, teenage sexuality, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
My So-Called Life (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, serious, emotional, talky ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, kids, teen drama
Plot: high school, female protagonist, teenager, teenage daughter, first love, teenage girl, high school hunk, gay teenager, coming of age, friendship, teenage crush, adolescence ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 91K
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, visually appealing, surreal, talky, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, teenage love, love and romance, virginity, loss of virginity, teenager, school, high school, adolescence, youth, first love, social relations ...
Time: 80s, contemporary, 20th century
Place: wales, england, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 6.3
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Paper Towns (2015)
Genre: Adventure, 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: exciting, emotional, touching, captivating, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: teenager, friendship, adolescence, teenage love, high school, teenage boy, teenage girl, adventure, love and romance, youth, friends, high school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey, florida, orlando florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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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, realistic, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids, chick flick, date night ...
Plot: coming of age, high school, teenager, friendship, youth, teenage angst, adolescence vs adulthood, high school life, teenage love, introspection, goth, teachers and students ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
The Spectacular Now (2013)
Genre: 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, emotional, melancholic, sweet ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, teenager, teenage love, first love, teenage life, youth, high school, couples, romance, family relations, love and romance, classmate ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: new jersey, california, usa, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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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, feel good, sweet, sentimental, romantic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, kids, date night ...
Plot: first love, fall in love, childhood, school, childhood sweetheart, teenage love, love and romance, teenage life, adolescence, teen romance, teenage boy, high school life ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 21st century, contemporary, year 1963 ...
Place: usa, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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, romantic, sincere, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: cancer, terminal illness, teenager, first love, fall in love, teenage love, dealing with death, love and romance, teenage life, youth, coping, fighting illness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, amsterdam, indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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: feel good, realistic, touching, sweet, emotional ...
Audience: teens, kids, teen drama
Plot: summer, friendship, teenager, loneliness, vacation, coming of age, shyness, youth, teenage love, dysfunctional family, adolescence, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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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, psychological, sincere, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: school, high school, innocence lost, teenage life, unsupportive friend, rape victim, rape, life is a bitch, sexual abuse, youth, teenage girl, depression ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ 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: romantic, touching, sentimental, sad, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, date night, kids ...
Plot: romance, teenager, opposites attract, terminal illness, love and romance, first love, cancer, true love, teenage love, fall in love, youth, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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 123K
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, tear jerker, sad, bleak ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: teenager, love, teenage girl, teenage love, love and romance, youth, teenage life, death in the family, parents and children, dealing with death, car accident, hospital ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 7.9
 353K
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: depressing, emotional, realistic, thought provoking, philosophical ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, childhood, divorced parents, teenager, dysfunctional family, abusive husband, divorce, stepsister stepsister relationship, boy, parenting, youth, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s, 2000s, contemporary, year 2012 ...
Place: texas, usa, houston texas, austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
 6.8
 71K
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: romantic, sexy, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: high school, teenager, first love, romance, teenage love, first sex, youth, teenage life, virgin, love, love and romance, virginity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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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, emotional, heartbreaking, sad, romantic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, date night, teen drama
Plot: writer's life, coming of age, teenage love, casual sex, relationships, family, love, family relations, youth, teenager, writers, dating ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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 29K
X+Y (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A socially awkward teenage math prodigy finds new confidence and new friendships when he lands a spot on the British squad at the International Mathematics Olympiad.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, sweet, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: autism, child prodigy, mathematics, coming of age, prodigy, teenager, death of father, mentor, adolescence, family relations, disability, social misfits ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1996, 70s
Place: england, taiwan, asia, taipei
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Words on Bathroom Walls (2020)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The story follows a student navigating high school life while living with paranoid schizophrenia and battling wild hallucinations. An experimental drug trial promises to help hide his illness from his peers and, most importantly, from the girl of ...
Style: realistic, touching, romantic
Audience: teens, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: schizophrenia, teenager, teenage protagonist, lust, romantic relationship, diagnosis, catholic school, life turned upside down, hearing voices, high school, hopes, romanticism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oregon, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
My Mad Fat Diary (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 47 min.
TV show
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: fat girl, teenage life, depression, youth, teenager, best friends, loneliness, teenage love, adolescence, social misfits, physical appearance, first love ...
Time: year 1996, 90s, 20th century
Place: northern england, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.0
 388K
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, teen sex comedy, sexy, witty, romantic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, date night, teen drama
Plot: high school, teenager, coming of age, teenage girl, youth, high school life, teenage life, adolescence, teenage love, love and romance, classmate, school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s, 2010s
Place: california, xian, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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: bad ending, meditative, suspense, touching, intense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: time loop, teenager, female protagonist, strong female character, bullying, friendship, redemption, stereotypes, death, dying repeatedly, destiny, family ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
Charlie Bartlett (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Awkward teenager Charlie Bartlett (Anton Yelchin) has trouble fitting in at a new high school. Charlie needs some friends fast, and decides that the best way to find them is to appoint himself the resident psychiatrist. He becomes one of the most ...
Style: humorous, entertaining, cynical, sentimental, funny ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night, chick flick, date night ...
Plot: high school, bully, coming of age, adolescence, drugs, teenager, psychiatrist, teenage life, girlfriend, bodyguard, friendship, teen suicide ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
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Dream Boy (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 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, sincere, serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: gay, gay teenager, lgbt teen, gays and lesbians, gay relationship, homosexual rape, gay rape, dysfunctional family, gay couple, gay sex, closeted gay, teenage love ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.7
 79K
One Tree Hill (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Set in the fictional small town of Tree Hill, North Carolina, this teen-driven drama tells the story of two half brothers, who share a last name and nothing else. Brooding, blue-collar Lucas is a talented street-side basketball player, but his ...
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: high school life, teenage life, high school, friendship, couple relations, teenage love, girlfriend, friends, basketball, high school sweetheart, family relations, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ 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: philosophical, sentimental, uplifting, intellectual, emotional ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: teacher, suicide, coming of age, literature, poetry, poet, teachers and students, philosophy, youth, boarding school life, dedicated educator, professor ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1959
Place: vermont, new england, usa, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, Moonrise Kingdom tells the story of two twelve-year-olds who fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness. As various authorities try to hunt them ...
Style: atmospheric, surreal, sentimental, touching, witty ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: coming of age, first love, boy scout, island, children, adolescence, youth, orphan, social misfits, search party, summer camp, teenage love ...
Time: 60s, year 1965, 20th century
Place: new england, usa, plymouth, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 6.6
 31K
Midnight Sun (2018)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Katie, a 17-year-old, has been sheltered since childhood and confined to her house during the day by a rare disease that makes even the smallest amount of sunlight deadly. Fate intervenes when she meets Charlie and they embark on a summer romance.
Style: romantic, sincere, sad, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: terminal illness, teen romance, teenage love, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, first love, true love, star crossed lovers, best friend, life & death, teenage girl, follow your dream, tragic love ...
Place: seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%