Movies like Eighth Grade

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Eighth Grade (2018)
 7.4
 70K
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 β€” the end of her thus far disastrous eighth grade year β€” before she begins high school.
Style: light, touching, humorous, melancholic, sentimental
Plot: adolescence, teenage girl, social media, middle school, friendship, teacher, mother daughter relationship, youtube, father daughter relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, teen angst, classmate classmate relationship, male female relationship, photographer, shyness, coming of age, self confidence, orchestra conductor, puberty, truth or dare, teenager, dancing, school, money, food ...
Time: 2010s, year 2017
Place: new york state

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Most similar movies to Eighth Grade

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, touching, realistic and feel good films with plots about friendship, teenage girl, mother daughter relationship, high school, coming of age, family relations and teenage boy mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Eighth Grade: Ingrid Goes West (2017), The Edge of Seventeen (2016), Lady Bird (2017), Little Darlings (1980), Booksmart (2019). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Ingrid Goes West (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Ingrid becomes obsessed with a social network star named Taylor Sloane who seemingly has a perfect life. But when Ingrid decides to drop everything and move west to be Taylor's friend, her behaviour turns unsettling and dangerous.
Style: humorous, captivating, light, thought provoking
Plot: social media, obsessed fan, obsession, chase, love interest, pursuit, secret, loneliness, friendship, charlatan, party, lie ...
Time: 21st century
Place: california, venice california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, witty, realistic, touching, depressing ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: teenager, teenagers, teen angst, adolescence, teen romance, high school, best friend, coming of age, friendship, teenage girl, loneliness, sibling relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.4
 263K
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, ironic, thought provoking, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mother daughter relationship, coming of age, best friend, first love, teenage girl, school, catholic school, teenage protagonist, father daughter relationship, loss of virginity, female protagonist, schoolgirl ...
Time: year 2002, year 2003, 2000s, 21st century
Place: california, usa, sacramento california, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Little Darlings (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Two 15-year old girls from different sides of the tracks compete to see who will be first to lose their virginity while at camp.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, feel good, witty ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: summer camp, coming of age, friendship, self discovery, teenage girl, virgin, teenage life, loss of virginity, high school, high school life, sexual relations, looking for sex ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, georgia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 107K
Booksmart (2019)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Two academic teenage superstars realize, on the eve of their high school graduation, that they should have worked less and played more. Determined to never fall short of their peers, the girls set out on a mission to cram four years of fun into one ...
Style: entertaining, feel good, light, captivating, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick, teen comedy, teens
Plot: lesbian, lesbian sex, fat girl, teenage sex, coming of age, high school, high school student, female masturbation, high school crush, prejudice, research, female protagonist ...
Time: year 2019
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 8K
Flower (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Rebellious, quick-witted Erica Vandross is a 17-year-old firecracker living with her single mom, Laurie, and her mom's new boyfriend, Bob, in L.A.'s San Fernando Valley. When Bob's mentally unbalanced son, Luke, arrives from rehab to ...
Style: touching, suspense, mumblecore, road movie, disturbing ...
Plot: sexual promiscuity, child molestation, 17 year old, murder, chase, teenage boy, friendship, teenage girl, prison, father son relationship, mother's boyfriend, high school ...
Time: year 2016
Place: paris france, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.1
 510
Alex in Wonder (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A girl in the 1970s dreams of becoming a ballerina while struggling with the divorce of her kooky parents.
Style: sincere, light, humorous, entertaining, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: teenage life, sexual relations, love and romance, teenage love, parents and children, drugs/alcohol, artists and showbiz, teenage girl, sex, teen angst, father daughter relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Saint Frances (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: At the start of the summer, Bridget has an abortion just as she lands a much-needed job in affluent Evanston, Illinois β€” nannying a six-year old.
Style: disturbing, touching, light, humorous, sincere
Plot: nanny, abortion, survival, friendship, husband wife relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, brother sister relationship, teacher, feminism, ex classmate ex classmate relationship, female protagonist, pregnancy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.6
 6K
Miss Stevens (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A high school English teacher becomes a weekend chaperone for three students at a drama competition.
Style: humorous, light, captivating, sincere, feel good
Plot: teacher student relationship, road trip, flirting, teacher, coming of age, remote control, drinking alcohol, lie, drinking, student, friendship, female director ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.7
 3K
Unexpected (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An inner-city high school teacher discovers she is pregnant at the same time as one of her most promising students and the two develop an unlikely friendship while struggling to navigate their unexpected pregnancies.
Style: realistic, touching, sincere, semi serious, feel good ...
Plot: friendship, pregnancy, teenage pregnancy, teachers and students, dedicated educator, society, intergenerational friendship, teenage girl, high school, teacher student relationship, youth, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.7
 3K
Tumbleweeds (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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: feel good, touching, realistic, entertaining, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: asthma, mother daughter relationship, on the road, starting over, human nature, self discovery, family problems, single parent, love and romance, friendship, loneliness, coming of age ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, west virginia, san diego california, south carolina ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Speech & Debate (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Frustrated by the hypocrisy they see in their parents, teachers, and the entire school board, an unlikely trio set out to find a common truth and make their voices heard as they revive a defunct school club and take on the world.
Style: sincere, humorous, psychological, sexy, captivating ...
Plot: gay teenager, competition, teenager, 18 year old, teenage girl, high school student, high school, teenage boy, gay, father son relationship, mother daughter relationship, teen angst ...
Time: 21st century
Place: portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.6
 21K
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: humorous, witty, sentimental, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: high school, coming of age, psychologist, addiction, rehabilitation, lifestyle, youth, self discovery, teenage life, life is a bitch, family life, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic
Plot: coming of age, teenage angst, dysfunctional family, teenage life, family relations, family problems, youth, crumbling marriage, parents and children, teen romance, small town, absent father ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.7
 7K
Angus (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Angus is a large, pathetic 14 year old whose thoughts are most often filled with the image of one Melissa Lefevre. Angus is shy and thinks that he has no chance of ever 'getting' her. Being especially uncool, he is incredibly surprised ...
Style: feel good, humorous, sentimental, light, touching ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids, girls' night
Plot: friendship, prank, school, public humiliation, teenage life, misfit, teenage love, love and romance, high school, nothing goes right, parents and children, coming of age ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.6
 31K
Dumplin' (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A girl with the nickname "Dumplin'" enters a beauty pageant in order to win over the boy she likes and stick it to the other girls at school.
Style: inspirational, feel good, uplifting, light, touching ...
Audience: teen comedy
Plot: fat girl, beauty pageant, mother daughter relationship, protest, teenage girl, beauty queen, self confidence, female friendship, bravery, feminist, small town, female protagonist ...
Time: 2010s
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, feel good, contemplative, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: mother daughter relationship, coming of age, audition, family relations, hollywood, dream, teen angst, bittersweet, small town, small town life, teenage life, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1995
Place: los angeles, beverly hills, california, usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: psychological, humorous, sentimental, touching, contemplative ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: high school life, high school, coming of age, teenage girl, teenage life, love affair, family in crisis, family relations, love and romance, lifestyle, youth, bittersweet ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Movie in collections
 5.9
 25K
Georgia Rule (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Georgia Rule follows a rebellious, uncontrollable teenager who is hauled off by her dysfunctional mother to spend the summer with her grandmother. Her journey will lead all three women to revelations of buried family secrets and an understanding ...
Style: sincere, realistic, sentimental, serious, stylized ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: mother daughter relationship, family problems, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family relations, teenager, small town, confession, redemption, rebellious daughter, generation gap, uncontrollable ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: idaho, usa, san francisco, salt lake city utah, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.4
 57K
Mid90s (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Stevie is a sweet 13-year-old about to explode. His mom is loving and attentive, but a little too forthcoming about her romantic life. His big brother is a taciturn and violent bully. So Stevie searches his working-class Los Angeles suburb for ...
Style: thought provoking, light, humorous, cynical
Plot: skateboarding, skateboard, skateboarder, dysfunctional family, underage sex, coming of age, friends, gay slur, foul language, hip hop, friendship, misogyny ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, 20th century, year 1996
Place: los angeles, california, florida, harvard university, spain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, teenager, teenagers, teenage life, youth, coming-of-age, first love, family relations, first sex, couples, drinking problem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa, philadelphia, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.8
 10K
Wilson (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Middle-aged and divorced, Wilson finds himself lonely, smug and obsessed with his past.
Plot: middle aged man, misfit, midlife crisis, loneliness, friendship, death of father, group therapy, ex husband ex wife relationship, husband wife estrangement, daughter, dog, naivete ...
Place: portland oregon, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.4
 504K
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, feel good, humorous, sweet, touching ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night, teen comedy
Plot: coming of age, pregnancy, teenage life, teenage pregnancy, love and romance, adoption, social relations, teenager, youth, parents and children, eccentric family, change of heart ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: minnesota, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Movie in collections
 7.3
 118K
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: thought provoking, sincere, stylized, realistic, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, older man younger woman relationship, age difference, friendship, graduation, teenage life, adolescence, best friends, blues, youth, coming-of-age, suburbs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indiana, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.4
 43K
Laggies (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Overeducated and underemployed, 28 year old Megan is in the throes of a quarterlife crisis. Squarely into adulthood with no career prospects, no particular motivation to think about her future and no one to relate to, Megan is comfortable lagging a ...
Style: humorous, romantic, entertaining, sweet, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: friendship, love and romance, adolescence vs adulthood, unlikely couple, youth, single father, female friendship, coming of age, family relations, parent child relationship, teenager, single parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c., seattle, seattle washington, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 4.8
 614
Switched (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Tired of being bullied, Cassandra Evans prays that her nemesis, Katie Sharp, the queen bee of social media, would know what it’s like to walk a day in her shoes. Her prayer is answered in an unexpected way when they get switched.
Style: humorous, psychological, light, contemplative, feel good ...
Plot: switching bodies, teenage girl, teenager, school, teacher, high school, fame, prank, social media, internet, cheerleader, friend ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.7
 5K
Cherry (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Ivy League Freshman, Aaron Milton (17) gets a different kind of education when he falls for Linda (34) a vivacious former wild-child who has returned to college to straighten out her life. The curriculum gets more challenging when Aaron meets ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, feel good, touching ...
Plot: love triangle, love and romance, teenage love, parents and children, social relations, lifestyle, single parent, student life, mother daughter relationship, teenage girl, milf, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.0
 48K
Parenthood (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The story of the Buckman family and friends, attempting to bring up their children. They suffer/enjoy all the events that occur: estranged relatives, the "black sheep" of the family, the eccentrics, the skeletons in the closet, and the ...
Style: touching, humorous, melancholic, emotional, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: family relations, family life, single parent, dysfunctional family, parents and children, eccentric family, youth, living with parents, teenage life, siblings relations, supportive parent, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: missouri, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.6
 58K
The Farewell (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, China
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A headstrong Chinese-American woman returns to China when her beloved grandmother is given a terminal diagnosis. Billi struggles with her family's decision to keep grandma in the dark about her own illness as they all stage an impromptu wedding ...
Style: sentimental, melancholic, atmospheric, humorous, thought provoking ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: wedding, grandmother granddaughter relationship, grief, lie, female protagonist, chinese american, lung cancer, grandmother, family relations, family, life, family gatherings ...
Place: china, usa, japan, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.6
 19K
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, captivating, semi serious, sex comedy
Audience: teens
Plot: hitchhiker, teenage girl, teenage life, self discovery, on the road, friendship, teenage runaway, youth, adolescence vs adulthood, child abandonment, coming of age, teenage rape ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: nebraska, usa, oklahoma, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%