Movies like Lady Bird

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Lady Bird (2017)
 7.4
 170K
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: realistic, semi serious, thought provoking, romantic, ironic, interesting
Audience: teens
Plot: mother daughter relationship, coming of age, teenage girl, first love, best friend, school, father daughter relationship, nickname, catholic school, loss of job, homosexual, prom, friendship, high school, teen angst, christmas, airplane, student, party, college, youth, birthday, mother, airport, adulthood ...
Time: 2000s, year 2003, year 2002
Place: california, usa

Most similar movies to Lady Bird

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, humorous and touching films with plots about coming of age, teenage girl, friendship, youth, teenage life, high school and teenager mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Lady Bird: The Edge of Seventeen (2016), The Spectacular Now (2013), Real Women Have Curves (2002), Juno (2007), Saved! (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: adolescence, teenager, best friend, high school, teen angst, loneliness, sibling relationship, coming of age, teacher, stereotypes, life & death, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: california
⇓ 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%
Real Women Have Curves (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Freshly graduated from high school, Ana receives a full scholarship to Columbia University. Her very traditional, old-world parents feel that now is the time for Ana to help provide for the family, not the time for college.
Style: clever, semi serious, touching, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: coming of age, physical appearance, culture clash, parents and children, coming-of-age, urban, family business, rebellion, working class, youth, family relations, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 462K
Juno (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
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, humorous, witty, realistic, clever ...
Audience: date night, teen comedy, teens
Plot: teenage life, pregnancy, love and romance, coming of age, teenager, social relations, youth, adoption, small town life, parents and children, eccentric family, rock ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: minnesota, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.8
 43K
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, clever, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, date night
Plot: christianity, pregnancy, high school, virginity, friendship, jewish, gay, coming of age, unwanted pregnancy, hypocrisy, acceptance, homosexual ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: baltimore, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 37K
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.
Plot: youtube, middle school, teenage girl, social media, adolescence, orchestra conductor, pool party, teenager, high school, father daughter relationship, school, banana ...
Place: new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Follows a group of high school students growing up in southern California, based on the real-life adventures chronicled by Cameron Crowe. Stacy Hamilton and Mark Ratner are looking for a love interest, and are helped along by their older classmates, ...
Style: realistic, sexual, semi serious, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night, teen comedy
Plot: high school, coming of age, friendship, loss of virginity, teacher, first sex, innocence lost, shopping mall, irreverence, marijuana, stoner, drug humor ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Anywhere But Here (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In this adaptation of the Mona Simpson novel, single mother Adele August is bad with money, and even worse when it comes to making decisions. Her straight-laced daughter, Ann, is a successful high school student with Ivy League aspirations. When ...
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, clever ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: mother daughter relationship, coming of age, dream, hollywood, teen angst, audition, parents and children, small town, hopes, love and romance, youth, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1995
Place: california, los angeles, usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Movie in collections
 5.2
 534
Fat Girls (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Fat Girls is an original off-beat comedy feature. It focuses on Rodney Miller, not your typical Texas high school student...he is a theater lover and his ultimate dream is to be on Broadway. Awkward and shy, he doesn't have many people to talk ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, clever, realistic, sexual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, high school, small town, friendship, coming out, best friends, gays and lesbians, social misfits, young lovers, suburbs, looking for sex, teachers and students ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.7
 18K
Hick (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A pistol-packing teen meets an unstable rebel and a cocaine-snorting drifter as she hitchhikes her way out West.
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: on the road, child abandonment, teenage life, hitchhiker, friendship, youth, self discovery, coming of age, adolescence vs adulthood, teenage girl, teenage runaway, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nebraska, usa, oklahoma, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Secret Life of Girls (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: 15-year-old Natalie, confused to begin with, finds out about her father's affair with one of his students. Refusing to simply stand by and watch her family disintegrate, Natalie takes it upon herself to expose the problem, and in doing so calls ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, touching, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: high school, coming of age, love affair, family in crisis, love and romance, youth, high school life, teenage life, family relations, lifestyle, teenage girl, teenage boy ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
I Could Never Be Your Woman (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: This movie follows a mother who falls for a younger man while her daughter falls in love for the first time. Mother Nature messes with their fates.
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: mother daughter relationship, romance, audition, parents and children, fall in love, love and romance, couples, couple relations, love affair, family relations, ratings, meaningful kiss ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.6
 20K
Thumbsucker (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Justin, a teenager boy, throws himself and everyone around him into chaos when he attempts to break free from his addiction to his thumb.
Style: realistic, semi serious, offbeat, clever, humorous ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: high school, youth, coming of age, psychologist, debate, addiction, self discovery, eccentric family, suburbs, hypnosis, teenage crush, family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: manhattan new york city, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
American Graffiti (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A couple of high school graduates spend one final night cruising the strip with their buddies before they go off to college.
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: radio, car race, small town, friendship, coming of age, car, love at first sight, airplane, vandalism, robbery, radio station, innocence lost ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1962, 1950s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.7
 17K
Drive Me Crazy (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Nicole and Chase live next door to each other but are worlds apart. However, they plot a scheme to date each other in order to attract the interest and jealousy of their respective romantic prey. But in the mist of planning a gala centennial ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, teen comedy, chick flick
Plot: high school, opposites attract, prom, school, high school life, love and romance, friendship, teenage life, misfit, youth, romance, school dance ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.4
 106K
Ghost World (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Two quirky, cynical teenaged girls try to figure out what to do with their lives after high school graduation. After they play a prank on an eccentric, middle aged record collector, one of them befriends him, which causes a rift in the girls' ...
Style: sincere, atmospheric, thought provoking, surreal, stylized ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, friendship, age difference, teenage life, adolescence, best friends, graduation, jazz, prank telephone call, art class, personal ad, blues music ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 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 ⇓
29%
The Adventures of Sebastian Cole (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In June, 1983, in Dutchess County, New York, Sebastian Cole joins his mother, step-father, and sister for dinner. Hank, Sebastian's step-father, drops a bomb: he announces he's changing sexes. Sebastian's sister splits immediately for ...
Style: semi serious, clever, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, high school, transsexual, friendship, school dance, prom, pimp, small town, drugs/alcohol, parents and children, eccentric family, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1983
Place: england, new york, europe, usa, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Movie in collections
 6.7
 3K
Tumbleweeds (1999)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A woman constantly runs from town to town with her 12 year old daughter to escape failed relationships. The film opens with one escape and the shift into a new start in San Diego. There Mom takes up with a controlling trucker and fights with her ...
Style: talky, semi serious, humorous, touching, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mother daughter relationship, on the road, single parent, self discovery, single mother, coming of age, school, couple relations, parents and children, couples, family relations, on the run ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, kentucky, missouri, louisiana ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Calendar Girl (1993)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Like many adolescent boys, Roy Darpinian had the hots for movie divas, and one in particular was his wet dream as half of America's in the 1950s: Marilyn Monroe. The difference is, one summer holiday he actually decided to enlist his spineless ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids
Plot: hollywood, coming of age, on the road, beach, party, marijuana, summer, tattoo, calendar, friendship, chase, buddies ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 80s
Place: california, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.8
 981
Puberty Blues (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The mating rituals of two teenage surf chicks from the southern suburbs of Sydney.Meet Sue, a teenage Australian girl in the late 70s, whose life mainly consists of doing what everyone else does - watch the surfing boys and have sex with the same ...
Style: semi serious, realistic
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: coming of age, friendship, drug abuse, buddies, school, teenage sexuality, juvenile delinquency, college, social misfits, suburbs, young lovers, innocence lost ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Four best friends (Tibby, Lena, Carmen & Bridget) who buy a mysterious pair of pants that fits each of them, despite their differing sizes, and makes whoever wears them feel fabulous. When faced with the prospect of spending their first ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, touching, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: teenage love, coming of age, female friendship, teenage girl, self discovery, first love, jeans, summer, best friends, teenage life, letter, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, south carolina, greece, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.5
 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: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, realistic, road movie ...
Plot: friends, high school, friendship, virgin, reputation, teacher, coming of age, teenager, on the road, best friends, youth, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1987
Place: usa, oklahoma, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Movie in collections
As Cool as I Am (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A smart teenage girl comes of age in a small town with her self-centered parents who had her when they were teenagers.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, small town, teenage life, parents and children, youth, family problems, family relations, crumbling marriage, couples, cell phone, teenager ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.7
 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: realistic, sentimental, semi serious, humorous, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, high school, masturbation, debate, teenage life, dysfunctional family, misfit, youth, social misfits, contests and competitions, prank, introspection ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.0
 8K
House of D (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In the present, artist Tom Warshaw recalls his traumatic coming of age. As a 13-year-old growing up in New York City in 1973, Tom hangs out with Pappass, a mentally disabled man. With Tom's mother battling depression after the death of her ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, sentimental, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: friendship, coming of age, self discovery, coma, basketball, confession, birthday, artist, best friends, mentally challenged, single parent, urban ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1973
Place: europe, new york, france, usa, greenwich village manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Last of the High Kings (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Denmark, Ireland, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: It is 1977, Dublin rocks to the music of Thin Lizzy and the world is stunned by the death of Elvis Presley. Frankie, caught between acne and adulthood, has just completed his final exams in school. Convinced he will fail, he survives the summer ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, feel good, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: coming of age, friendship, politics, infidelity, single parent, fall in love, self discovery, teenage love, best friends, romance, introspection, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 90s, year 1977
Place: ireland, europe, milwaukee wisconsin, paris france, massachusetts ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 ⇓
27%
Girl in Progress (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: As single mom Grace juggles work, bills, and her affair with a married doctor, her daughter, Ansiedad, plots a shortcut to adulthood after finding inspiration in the coming-of-age stories she's reading for school.
Style: semi serious, sentimental, touching, realistic, humorous
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming of age, single parent, single mother, parent child relationship, teenage girl, teenage life, couple relations, drugs/alcohol, latinx lead, teenager, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 ⇓
27%
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