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List of the best movies like Bad Genius (2017): Juno, The DUFF, Three O'Clock High, The Way I Spent the End of the World, Fighting with My Family, The Teacher, Cyrano, My Love, Tini: The New Life of Violetta, Venice Is Not in Italy, Synonyms.

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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: 6.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:38
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Friends, Girlfriends, Parents
PlotLove, Friendship, Fate
PlaceSchool, USA
StyleBy books

Bianca's universe turns upside down when she learns that her high school refers to her as a ‘DUFF' (Designated Ugly Fat Friend). Hoping to erase that label, she enlists the help of a charming jock and her favorite teacher. Together they'll face the school's mean girl and remind everyone that we are all someone's DUFF… and that's totally fine.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrethriller, comedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:26
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Brothers, Girlfriends
PlotCars, Money, Friendship, Fear
PlaceSchool, College
StyleSmart, Fancy

Nerdy high schooler Jerry Mitchell is assigned to write an article for the school paper about the infamous new delinquent transfer student, Buddy Revell. When Jerry accidentally invades Buddy's personal space and touches him, Buddy challenges Jerry to an afterschool fight in the parking lot, which Jerry tries to avoid at all costs.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama
CountryRomania, France
Duration01:46
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Pupils, Friends, Parents
PlotLove, Dancing, Relationship, Friendship, Political
PlaceVillage, School
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Serious

Bucharest 1989 - the last year of Ceausecu's dictatorship. Eva lives with her parents and her 7 year old brother, Lalalilu. One day at school, Eva and her boyfriend accidentally break a bust of Ceausescu. They are forced to confess their crime before a disciplinary committee and Eva is expelled from school and transferred to a reformatory establishment. There she meets Andrei, and decides to escape Romania with him. Lalalilu becomes convinced that Ceausescu is the main reason for Eva's decision to leave. So with his friends from school he devises a plan to kill the dictator.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, drama, biography, sport
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Mexico
Duration02:28
CharactersFamily
PlotOn real events, Adventure, Friendship, Rivalry
PlaceEngland
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Tense

Born into a tight-knit wrestling family, Paige and her brother Zak are ecstatic when they get the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to try out for the WWE. But when only Paige earns a spot in the competitive training program, she must leave her loved ones behind and face this new cutthroat world alone. Paige's journey pushes her to dig deep and ultimately prove to the world that what makes her different is the very thing that can make her a star.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrecomedy, drama
CountrySlovakia, Czech Republic
CharactersTeachers, Scientists, Trainers, Judge, Taxi drivers
PlotLove, On real events, Ballet, Weapon, Jealousy
PlaceSchool, Hospitals
TimeNew Year
StyleAction, Soulful, Fascinating, Tense, Touching

The principal of an elementary school calls a special parents meeting after it’s alleged that the seemingly empathetic and kindly-looking teacher Mrs. Drazděchová uses her students to manipulate their parents.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, history
CountryFrance, Belgium
Duration01:52
CharactersFamily, Writers, Losers, Poets
PlotLove, On real events, Relationship, Obsession, Friendship
PlaceParis, France, Hotels
Time19th century
StylePsychological problems, Soulful, Fascinating, For men

Paris, France, December 1897. The young playwright Edmond Rostand feels like a failure. Inspiration has abandoned him. Married and father of two children, desperate and penniless, he persuades the great actor Constant Coquelin to perform the main role in his new play. But there is a problem: Coquelin wants to premiere it at Christmas and Edmond has not written a single word.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, family
CountryArgentina
Duration00:52
CharactersTeens, Heroes, Family, Friends, Fathers
PlotLove, Time travel, Adventure, Obsession, Friendship
PlaceIslands
StylePsychological problems, Action, Cute, Soulful, Fascinating

Shot in Spanish and localized for markets around the world, “Tini – El Gran Cambio de Violetta” is set to thrill fans with everything they loved about the worldwide Violetta phenomenon including strong musical elements with new and original tracks, exciting choreography, compelling storylines, and intriguing characters. All made bigger and better for the big screen. The film shows how taking the role in the TV series was a pivotal moment for Tini leading to a personal ‘coming of age story’ about the young actress. In a story that reflects the teen star’s own real life, Tini will leave behind the world depicted in Violetta, striking out alone and embarking on a brand new adventure over one endless summer that will define her as a person and see her emerge as a new artist.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrecomedy, drama, family
CountryFrance, Belgium
Duration01:29
CharactersTeens, Family, Parents, Mothers
PlotLove, Dancing, Time travel, Adventure, Relationship
PlaceItaly, Venice
TimeNight
StyleSoulful, Fascinating

Emile is fifteen. He lives in Montargis, between a sweet-crazy father and a mother who has always dyed his hair blond, because, it seems, he is more beautiful like that. When the girl who pleases him more than anything invites him to Venice for the holidays, he is overjoyed. Only problem, his parents decide to accompany him - This is the story of a teenager born into an unclassifiable family, the story of a first love, miraculous and fragile. This is the story of an initiatory and incredible journey where life often takes unawares, but where Venice, it will be at the rendezvous.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryFrance, Israel, Germany
Duration01:43
CharactersMusicians, Jews
PlotLove, Dancing, Adventure, Fight, Relationship
PlaceUSSR, France
StyleSoulful, By books, Fascinating

A young Israeli man absconds to Paris to flee his nationality, aided by his trusty Franco-Israeli dictionary.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrecomedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA
CharactersTeens, Partners
PlotLove, Adventure, Friendship
PlaceTrains
StyleAction, Soulful, Fascinating

After their mother ends up in jail, two sisters turn to train robbery in order to support their family.

Markimdb: 6
Genreaction, thriller, fantasy, comedy, drama, adventure
CountryChina
Duration02:01
CharactersZombie
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Investigation, Friendship, Supernatural
PlaceDeserts, China, Tomb
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Tense, Serious

At the beginning of the 1990s, famous tomb explorer Hu Bayi decided to retire and move to the United States with his girlfriend Shirley. But before his wedding, Bayi discovers his first love Ding Shitian, who supposedly had died in the "One Hundred Cave" 20 years ago, is actually still alive. Together with Shirley and his old exploration partner, Bayi unravels a terrible millennium-old secret...

Markimdb: 4.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryUSA
CharactersHairdressers
PlotLove, Adventure, Friendship, Rivalry
PlacePrison
StyleSoulful, Fascinating

Hours after his release from prison, Jesus Quintana pairs up with fellow misfits Petey and Marie for a freewheeling joyride of petty crime and romance.

Markimdb: 5.4
Genrethriller, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersDogs, Snake
PlotDancing, Relationship, Money, Friendship, Religious
PlaceVillage, Mountains, Party, USA
StyleFascinating, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

A Pentecostal pastor, Lemuel Childs, and his believers handle venomous snakes to prove themselves before God. Lemuel’s daughter, Mara holds a secret that threatens to tear the church apart: her romantic past with a nonbeliever, Augie. As Mara’s wedding to a devoted follower looms, she must decide whether or not to trust the steely matriarch of their community, Hope, with her heart and life at stake.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:20
CharactersDogs, Family, Friends, Poets
PlotLove, Adventure, Friendship, Fate, Rivalry
StylePsychological problems, Soulful, Fascinating, Touching, For men

An estranged family gathers together in New York for an event celebrating the artistic work of their father.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:39
CharactersFamily, Scammers
PlotLove, Friendship, Betrayal, Chase, Rivalry
PlacePrison, England, London, Small cities
StylePsychological problems, Action, Fascinating, Heavy, Tense

Set ahead of the 2012 London Olympics, the film follows Liam (Sam Claflin), an ex-con trying to win back the love and trust of his family. He has lost everything at the hands of a local crime syndicate run by Clifford Cullen (Spall), who has high-level connections in politics, finance and the police force. Liam's drive for redemption sees him caught up in a web of conspiracy, crime, and corruption.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genrethriller, comedy, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:55
CharactersTeens, Friends
PlotLove, Relationship, Investigation, Friendship, Depression
PlaceCollege
StyleTwisted plot, Serious, Disturbing

A dark comedy about four self-absorbed twenty-somethings who become entangled in an ominous mystery when a former college acquaintance suddenly disappears.

Markimdb: 4.8
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:10
CharactersHackers
PlotLove, Robbery, Dancing, Adventure, Chase
PlaceSchool, USA
StylePsychological problems, Action, Soulful, Fascinating, Tense

When a crisis threatens to destroy their high school, four teens hatch a daring plan to raise $10 million. Step one? Breaking into the U.S. Mint.

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: 6.5
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:00
CharactersTeens
PlotOn real events, Revenge, Relationship, Friendship
PlaceSchool, Court
StylePsychological problems, Fascinating, Heavy, Tense, Disturbing

Laura Collins, single mom to daughter Sarah, has had a history of rocky relationships, so when Sarah begins dating the popular and charismatic Rob Tennison, Laura is thrilled with what she sees. But when it becomes increasingly clear that Rob has a darker, possessive side, Laura lives in a state of denial about her daughter’s relationship until Sarah goes missing. Laura must find the will to fight for justice for Sarah when a case against Rob is brought to trial and presided over by a powerful judge.

Markimdb: 5.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersTeens, Lesbians, Psychologists, Hippies, Photographers
PlotLove, On real events, Basketball, Obsession, Friendship
PlaceSchool, Russia, Party, Hospitals, USA
StyleLight, By books, Fascinating, Tense, Touching

A sex therapist goes through puberty after the successful removal of a benign tumor resting against his pituitary gland. He experiences all the changes and effects of puberty over a three-week period.

Markimdb: 6
Genrehorror, action, thriller, comedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:43
CharactersTeens, Hackers, Friends, Girlfriends
PlotSurvival, Revenge, Friendship, Weapon, Social Media
PlaceSchool
TimeNight
StyleExciting, Tense, Fancy

High school senior Lily and her group of friends live in a haze of texts, posts, selfies and chats just like the rest of the world. So, when an anonymous hacker starts posting details from the private lives of everyone in their small town, the result is absolute madness leaving Lily and her friends questioning whether they'll live through the night.

Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, drama, biography
CountryFrance
CharactersAngels, Family
PlotLove, On real events, Soccer, Adventure, Fight
PlaceVillage, France
StyleCute, Soulful, Fascinating, For men

Seyolo Zantoko is a doctor from Congo who wants to get away from dictatorship and he is hired by the mayor of a small village in the north of France. The locals fear Seyolo and his family as they have never seen African people before, and Seyolo and his family struggle to adapt to this new life. But Seyolo is determined to succeed and to win the trust of the villagers.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrecomedy, drama, family
CountryIndia
CharactersDogs, Family, Friends
PlotDancing, Cars, Friendship, Uprising
PlaceSchool, India, Asia
StyleLight, To cry, Fascinating

A gang of innocent but feisty kids who lead carefree lives in Chandan Nagar colony, take on the big bad world of politics when one of their friend's life is endangered.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrethriller, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersTeens, Friends
PlotFriendship, Death
PlaceVillage, Alaska, USA
StyleAction, Soulful, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Serious

In Barrow, Alaska, teenagers Qalli and Aivaaq find their bond tested when a seal-hunting trip goes wrong, resulting in the death of their friend.

Markimdb: 5.2
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryRepublic of Ireland, Australia
Duration01:49
CharactersTeens, Family, Parents
PlotRelationship, Jealousy
PlaceDeserts, Australia, Small cities
StyleAction, Fascinating, Serious, Disturbing

Newly arrived to a remote desert town, Catherine and Matthew are tormented by a suspicion when their two teenage children mysteriously vanish.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryIndia
Duration03:08
PlotLove, On real events, Investigation, Friendship, Death
PlaceCourt, England, India, London
StyleExciting, Action, Heavy, Tense, Serious

Rustom Pavri, an honourable officer of the Indian Navy shoots his friend Vikram to death after discovering that his wife Cynthia had an affair with the rich businessman. The Commander surrenders himself to the Police immediately and admits to have killed Vikram but pleads 'not guilty' in court. Is he convicted or acquitted?

Markimdb: 5.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, adventure, family, western
CountryUSA
Duration01:37
CharactersTeens, Indians, Teachers, Spiders, Family
PlotAdventure, Friendship, Death
PlaceSchool, Small cities
StyleUnexpected ending, By books, Tense

A mischievous young boy, Tom Sawyer, witnesses a murder by the deadly Injun Joe. Tom becomes friends with Huckleberry Finn, a boy with no future and no family. Tom has to choose between honoring a friendship or honoring an oath because the town alcoholic is accused of the murder. Tom and Huck go through several adventures trying to retrieve evidence.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genrethriller, drama
CountryCanada
Duration01:33
CharactersTeens, Strong women, Friends, Girlfriends
PlotInvestigation, Friendship, Mystery
PlaceSchool
StyleAction, Depressive, Serious, Disturbing

On the night of a sleepover, a group of teenage girls venture out in a competitive game of challenging dares. As the antics escalate, and the dares become more extreme, the girls unravel the truth behind a former student's rumored suicide.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction, thriller, adventure, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:05
CharactersFriends
PlotSurvival, Robbery, Boxing, Revenge, Money
PlaceJungle
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Action, Fascinating, Tense

Struggling to make ends meet, former special ops soldiers reunite for a high-stakes heist: stealing $75 million from a South American drug lord.





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