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List of the best movies like An Education (2009): X+Y, Sing Street, Hunky Dory, Trust, West Is West, The Spectacular Now, Endless Love, Now Is Good, Flipped, Great Expectations.

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Markimdb: 7.1
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:51
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Autistic, Losers, Child Prodigies
PlotMental disorders
PlaceEngland, Asia
StyleTo cry, Cute, Touching

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.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, music
CountryRepublic of Ireland, United Kingdom
Duration02:36
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Musicians, Family, Pupils
PlotLove, Dancing, Relationship, Music, Motorcycles
PlaceSchool, Trains, England, Ireland, Metro
StyleTouching, Serious

A boy growing up in Dublin during the 1980s escapes his strained family life by starting a band to impress the mysterious girl he likes.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrecomedy, drama, music
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:50
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Students, Pupils
PlaceSchool, England
TimeSummer
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Fascinating, Touching

Musical film about the trials and tribulations of an idealistic drama teacher as she tries to put on the end of year show.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:47
CharactersTeens, Losers
PlotLove with age difference
StyleTo cry, Smart, Fancy, Gloomy, Black humor

After being thrown away from home, pregnant high school dropout Maria meets Matthew, a highly educated and extremely moody electronics repairman. The two begin an unusual romance built on their sense of mutual admiration and trust.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:43
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Pupils
PlotFriendship
PlaceSchool, England
StyleTo cry, Touching

Comedy sequel to "East Is East". Manchester, North of England, 1975. The now much diminished, but still claustrophobic and dysfunctional, Khan family continues to struggle for survival. Sajid, the youngest Khan, the runt of the litter, is deep in pubescent crisis under heavy assault both from his father's tyrannical insistence on Pakistani tradition, and from the fierce bullies in the schoolyard. So, in a last, desperate attempt to 'sort him out', his father decides to pack him off to Mrs Khan No 1 and family in the Punjab, the wife and daughters he had abandoned 35 years earlier. It is not long before Ella Khan (Mrs Khan No2) with a small entourage from Salford, England, swiftly follows to sort out the mess, past and present.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:39
CharactersTeens, Teachers
PlotFriendship, First love
PlaceSchool
TimeGraduation
StyleSoulful, Touching, Serious

A hard-partying high school senior's philosophy on life changes when he meets the not-so-typical "nice girl."

Markimdb: 6.3
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:44
CharactersTeens
PlotLove, Obsession
StyleRomantic, To cry, Touching, Serious

A privileged girl and a charismatic boy's instant desire sparks a love affair made only more reckless by parents trying to keep them apart.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, USA
Duration01:43
CharactersTeens, Terminally ill
PlotLove, Death, Depression, Cancer
StyleTo cry, Touching, Heartbreaking, Serious, Sad ones

A girl dying of leukemia compiles a list of things she'd like to do before passing away. Topping the list is her desire to lose her virginity.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:30
CharactersTeens, Students, Girlfriends
PlotLove, First love, Jealousy
PlaceSchool
StyleExciting, Kind, To cry, Cute, Deep Meaning

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.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:08
CharactersOrphans
PlotObsession, Fate
PlaceEngland, London
Time19th century
StyleRomantic, To cry, By books, Atmospheric, Fascinating

Miss Havisham, a wealthy spinster who wears an old wedding dress and lives in the dilapidated Satis House, asks Pip's "Uncle Pumblechook" (who is actually Joe's uncle) to find a boy to play with her adopted daughter Estella. Pip begins to visit Miss Havisham and Estella, with whom he falls in love,then Pip a humble orphan suddenly becomes a gentleman with the help of an unknown benefactor.

Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:41
CharactersTeens, Gay, Teachers, Students, Writers
PlaceSchool, USA
StyleTo cry

A coming-of-age story that follows 12-year-old Andy Nichol, a bright student who, like most kids his age, will do anything to avoid conflict for fear of suffering overwhelming ridicule and punishment from his junior high school peers.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:41
CharactersTeens, Students, Friends, Losers, Psychiatrists
PlotFriendship, Mental disorders, Depression
PlacePsychiatric hospitals, New York
StyleTo cry, Cute, Touching

A clinically depressed teenager gets a new start after he checks himself into an adult psychiatric ward.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:37
CharactersTeens
PlotFriendship, First love
PlaceSchool, Beach
StyleRomantic, Atmospheric

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 problems arise in his relationship with Jordana.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
CharactersTeens, Monsters, Strong women, Blonde girls, Friends
PlotDancing, Motorcycles, Friendship
PlaceCasino
StyleUnexpected ending, Twisted plot

The employees of an independent music store learn about each other as they try anything to stop the store being absorbed by a large chain.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersTeens, Friends, Losers
PlotFriendship
PlaceEngland, London
StyleTouching

Two teenagers, both newcomers to London, forge an unlikely friendship over the course of a hot summer. Tomo (Thomas Turgoose) is a runaway from Nottingham; Marek (Piotr Jagiello) lives in the district of Somers Town, between King's Cross and Euston stations, where his dad is working on a new rail link.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:30
CharactersTeens, Students, Lawyers, Girlfriends
PlotLove, Obsession, Split personality, Dreams
TimeSummer
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Intellectual

As a fan of Albert Camus and Jean-Luc Godard, teenage Nick Twisp is definitely out of his element when his mother and her boyfriend move the family to a trailer park. When a pretty neighbor named Sheeni plays records by French crooners, it's love at first sight for frustrated and inexperienced Nick. Learning that she is dating someone, Nick launches a hilarious quest to find his way into Sheeni's heart -- and bed.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama, music
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:42
CharactersTeens, Teachers, DJs, Friends
PlotOn real events, Dancing, Music, Obsession, Friendship
PlaceSchool, England, Night Clubs
StyleTo cry, Soulful

Set in 1974, an authentic and uplifting tale of two friends whose horizons are opened up by the discovery of black American soul music.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:36
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Doctors, Musicians, Family
PlotLove, Relationship, Friendship, Adoption
PlaceSchool, Hospitals, USA
TimeGraduation
StyleTo cry, For girls

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.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama
CountryUnited Kingdom, Germany
Duration01:48
CharactersTeens, Friends
PlotFriendship, Love triangle, Female friendship
PlaceEngland, London
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Touching

During a long, hot summer in seventies London, young neighbors Holly and Marina make a childhood pact to be friends forever. For Marina, troubled, fiercely independent, determined to try everything, Holly stays the only constant in a life of divorcing parents, experimental drugs and fashionable self-destruction. But for Holly, a friendship that has never been equal gradually starts to feel like a trap.

Markimdb: 7
Genreaction, comedy, drama, adventure, family
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, Germany, USA
Duration01:36
CharactersTeens, Family, Friends, Losers, Single mothers
PlotFriendship
PlaceEngland, Small cities
StyleTo cry, Fancy, Touching

Will Proudfoot (Bill Milner) is looking for an escape from his family's stifling home life when he encounters Lee Carter (Will Poulter), the school bully. Armed with a video camera and a copy of "Rambo: First Blood", Lee plans to make cinematic history by filming his own action-packed video epic. Together, these two newfound friends-turned-budding-filmmakers quickly discover that their imaginative ― and sometimes mishap-filled ― cinematic adventure has begun to take on a life of its own!

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:30
CharactersCooks, Teens, Maids
PlotOn real events, Rivalry
PlaceEngland
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Touching

An adaptation of celebrity chef Nigel Slater's bestselling memoir, 'Toast' is the ultimate nostalgic trip through everything edible in 1960's Britain. Nigel's mother was always a poor cook, but her chronic asthma and addiction to all things canned does not help.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genrecomedy, drama, family
CountryUSA
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Friends, Nuns, Priests
PlotLife, Friendship, Death, Religious, Family life
PlacePrison, School
StyleTo cry, Touching

The tale of a ten-year-old boy in a Catholic school who, following the death of his beloved grandfather, embarks on a quest to discover the meaning of life.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genredrama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:41
CharactersTeens, Losers
PlotDancing, Money, Radio, False accusations
StyleTo cry, Touching

A 17-year-old boy becomes friends with Billy Magic, the radio DJ he idolizes, and eventually slips into the payola and corruption of the entertainment world.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, family
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:45
CharactersTeens, Cinderella, Family, Students
PlotTime travel, Adventure, Shopping
PlaceEngland, New York
StyleCute

An American girl, Daphne, heads to Europe in search of the father she's never met. But instead of finding a British version of her bohemian mother, she learns the love of her mom's life is an uptight politician. The only problem now is that her long-lost dad is engaged to a fiercely territorial social climber with a daughter who makes Daphne's life miserable.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrecomedy, drama, musical, family, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:43
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Family, Friends, Partners
PlotSoccer, Friendship, Music group
StyleLight

The story follows five disparate high school students - Olivia, Mo, Charlie, Stella, and Wen who meet in detention. They realize they are destined to rock, and ultimately form a band that becomes a champion for students sidelined by the high school elite.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:39
CharactersStudents, Friends
PlotDancing, Friendship, Love triangle
PlaceSchool, College
StyleTo cry, Touching

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 Linda's sarcastic 14 year-old daughter, Beth - who quickly develops a crush on him. The math doesn't work in either direction but the dysfunctional triangle becomes a learning experience for all involved.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genredrama, music
CountryCanada, USA
Duration02:21
CharactersTeens, DJs
PlotLove, Dancing, Music, Fate, Freedom
PlaceUSA, Small cities
StyleInspirational, Soulful, Fascinating, Serious

After an accidental drug overdose, a talented teenage DJ goes to live with his estranged father in a small Army town, where he gets to the bottom of his own pain and learns empathy for others.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:40
CharactersTeens, Clowns, Friends
PlotObsession, Friendship
PlaceSchool, England
StyleTouching

Georgia Nicolson is fourteen, lives with nosey parents who don't understand her, an annoying three year old sister and has to wear a beret to school. She would, however, rather be blonde, have a smaller nose and a boyfriend. Revolving around her hilarious journal entries, prepare to be engulfed in the world of the soaring joys and bottomless angst of being a teenager.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:23
CharactersTeens, Friends, Artists
PlotFriendship, Art, Uprising
StyleRomantic, To cry, Philosophical

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.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:43
PlaceEngland, Estate
Time19th century
StyleTo cry, Touching, Serious

In 1838, lovely governess Elisabeth agrees to bear a child of anonymous English landowner, and he will in return pay her father's debt. At birth she, as agreed, gives up the child. Seven years later she is hired as governess to a girl on a remote Sussex estate. The father of the girl, Charles Godwin, turns out to be that anonymous landowner. So Elisabeth has to be her own daughter's governess, and she can't reveal the secret of her tie with little Louisa.





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