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
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, sentimental, gloomy, adaptation directed by original author, melancholic, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, teenage love, friendship, teenage life, first love, high school life, social misfits, adolescence, shyness, friends, coping, high school, classmates, love and romance, hopes, youth, teenagers, suicide, gay, misfit, unfulfilled love, naivete, incest, teacher, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, 1990s, 20th century, year 1991
Place: pennsylvania, usa, pittsburgh

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 sincere films with plots about youth, coming of age, teenage life, friendship, high school, teenager and school mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Perks of Being a Wallflower: Palo Alto (2013), The Spectacular Now (2013), Keith (2008), Paper Towns (2015), It's Kind of a Funny Story (2010). 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, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, teenage sexuality, youth, high school, high school life, adolescence, unfulfillment, teenage girl, coming of age, high school student, loneliness, teenager ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
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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, sentimental, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, teenage love, teenage life, youth, teenagers, couples, love and romance, classmates, drinking problem, teenager, high school, self discovery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa, california, new jersey
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100%
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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, teenage life, high school, first love, adolescence, youth, love affair, fall in love, teenagers, love and romance, high school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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100%
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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: disturbing, exciting, captivating, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, friendship, teenage boy, teenagers, love and romance, high school life, teenager, youth, adventure, friends, teenage girl, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, florida, new jersey
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100%
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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, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental illness, depression, teenage love, teenage life, psychiatric ward, friendship, friends, shyness, love and romance, adolescence, coming of age, supportive friend ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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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: touching, emotional, sincere, romantic, serious ...
Audience: teens, teen drama, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, terminal illness, fall in love, first love, youth, coping, dealing with death, fighting illness, love and romance, human relationship, teenage life, 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, semi serious, emotional, depressing, sweet ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, friends, friendship, teenager, cancer, teenage life, high school life, best friends, youth, family relations, high school student, teenagers ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, kindergarten
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100%
 7.3
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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: sincere, touching, psychological, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: innocence lost, youth, teenage life, unsupportive friend, high school, life is a bitch, misfit, high school life, school, rape, sexual abuse, mute ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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100%
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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, clever, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, teen drama
Plot: first love, high school hunk, teenage girl, gay teenager, high school, adolescence, coming of age, teenager, best friends, teenage daughter, homosexual, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: pennsylvania, usa
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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, sentimental, romantic, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, teen drama, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, love and romance, opposites attract, true love, first love, teenage life, high school life, terminal illness, fall in love, coming of age, teen romance, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 7.3
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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: humorous, semi serious, touching, emotional, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: teenage love, writer's life, family relations, youth, coming of age, casual sex, first love, love, family life, family, unhappiness, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, north carolina
⇓ 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, feel good, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: teenage love, friendship, love and romance, youth, teenage life, friends, high school, teenager, philosophy, mentor, rebellious youth, painting ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, teenage life, teenage love, notoriety, adolescence, friends, virginity, high school life, love and romance, coming of age, youth, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 80s
Place: california, usa, florida
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80%
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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, sentimental, feel good, sweet, exciting ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, kids
Plot: love and romance, teenage love, first love, fall in love, school, teen romance, neighbor, teenage boy, childhood sweetheart, teenage life, adolescence, high school life ...
Time: 1960s, 1950s, 21st century, contemporary, year 1957 ...
Place: usa, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, realistic, sincere, serious
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, incest, eating disorder, homosexual, teenager, suicide, rape, student, school, youth, coming out, high school life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, south australia, adelaide south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
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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, captivating, serious, sincere, reflective ...
Audience: kids
Plot: coming of age, divorce, birthday, high school, boy, abusive husband, parenting, divorced parents, childhood, teenager, family, classmates ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2007, year 2003, year 2005 ...
Place: usa, texas, houston texas, austin texas
⇓ 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, coming of age, friendship, domestic violence, civil rights, haunted by the past, african american, teenage life, small town, teaching the ways of the world, interracial relations, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1964
Place: south carolina, usa
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75%
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Thirteen (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Tracy is a normal 13-year-old trying to make it in school. After befriending the most popular girl at school, Evie, Tracy's world is turned upside down when Evie introduces her to a world of sex, drugs and cash. But it isn't long before ...
Style: realistic, bleak, serious, sincere, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dysfunctional family, coming of age, makeover, theft, peer pressure, addiction, teen angst, friendship, marijuana, domestic violence, juvenile delinquency, underage drinking ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, venice beach california, california
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67%
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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, sexual, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming out, high school, love and romance, friendship, teenage love, youth, teenage life, high school life, lifestyle, sexual relations, gays and lesbians, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
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100%
 6.9
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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, realistic, touching, humorous ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, first sex, first love, teenage life, high school, love and romance, youth, fall in love, friendship, romance, party, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey, california
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50%
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, intellectual, emotional, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teachers and students, boarding school life, teacher, poet, poetry, teaching the ways of the world, youth, suicide, philosophy, coming of age, dedicated educator, professor ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century, year 1959
Place: vermont, new england, usa, harvard university
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50%
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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: realistic, psychological, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: teenage love, murder, friendship, high school, high school life, breakup, danger, gays and lesbians, romance, unfulfillment, youth, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, south of france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, tense, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: vengeance, social misfits, society, life is a bitch, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, rivalry, misfit, youth, friendship, human nature, social decay ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: estonia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.9
 20K
School Ties (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When David Greene receives a football scholarship to a prestigious prep school in the 1950s, he feels pressure to hide the fact that he is Jewish from his classmates and teachers, fearing that they may be anti-Semitic. He quickly becomes the big man ...
Style: emotional, thought provoking, serious, intense, talky ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: anti semitism, high school, friendship, coming of age, football, boarding school life, preparatory school, working class, sport, society, youth, teenage life ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, massachusetts, harvard university, israel, boston
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100%
 7.3
 79K
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, bullying, adolescence, first love, parents and children, crumbling marriage, school, infidelity, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, 20th century
Place: wales, england
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100%
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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: sentimental, touching, semi serious, humorous, sincere ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: high school, friendship, urination, underage drinking, small town, coming of age, high school life, dedicated educator, social misfits, teachers and students, misfit, physical appearance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: serious, sincere, surreal, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: coming of age, teenage love, friendship, school, gay, gays and lesbians, coming out, single parent, youth, isolation, teenage life, social misfits ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
To Save a Life (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Jake Taylor has everything. He has a beautiful girl, he's the champion in basketball and beer pong, and everyone loves him. Then, an old childhood friend, whom Jake used to be friends with, commits suicide. Jake begins to think. He wonders what ...
Style: serious, sincere, captivating, realistic, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, high school, coming of age, dealing with death, youth, self discovery, friends, social relations, social misfits, innocence lost, religious, social differences ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: realistic, touching, emotional, sincere, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, human spirit, follow your dream, love and romance, social misfits, hopes, coming of age, youth, win over, social relations, teenage love, high school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, vacation, teenagers, shyness, summer, loneliness, family problems, teenage life, youth, teenage love, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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