10 best movies like Candy Jar (2018)

Movies similar to Candy Jar (2018): To All the Boys I've Loved Before, Eighth Grade, Every Day, The Kissing Booth, The Space Between Us, Love, Simon, After, The Perfect Date, Everything, Everything, Dude.

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To All the Boys I've Loved Before (2018)
Mark9 (imdb: 7.2)
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:57
CharactersTeens
PlotFirst love
PlaceSchool
StyleNetflix, By books, Cute

Lara Jean's love life goes from imaginary to out of control when her secret letters to every boy she's ever fallen for are mysteriously mailed out.

Eighth Grade (2018)
Mark4.6 (imdb: 7.4)
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:26
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Photographers
PlotInternet, Social Media, Technology
PlaceSchool
StyleLight

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.

Every Day (2018)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 6.4)
Genrefantasy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:19
CharactersTeens
PlotLove
StyleRomantic, To cry

16-year old Rhiannon falls in love with a mysterious spirit named “A” that inhabits a different body every day. Feeling an unmatched connection, Rhiannon and “A” work each day to find each other, not knowing what the next day will bring.

The Kissing Booth (2018)
Mark9 (imdb: 6.1)
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:42
CharactersFriends, Teens
PlotMotorcycles, Love, First love
PlaceSchool
TimeGraduation
StyleFor girls, Netflix, By books, Light

When teenager Elle's first kiss leads to a forbidden romance with the hottest boy in high school, she risks her relationship with her best friend.

The Space Between Us (2017)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 6.4)
Genrefantastic, melodrama, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:32
CharactersTeens
PlotLove

A young man raised by scientists on Mars returns to Earth to find his father.

Love, Simon (2018)
Mark9 (imdb: 7.6)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:49
CharactersGay, Teens
PlaceSchool

Everyone deserves a great love story. But for seventeen-year old Simon Spier it's a little more complicated: he's yet to tell his family or friends he's gay and he doesn't know the identity of the anonymous classmate he's fallen for online.

After (2019)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 5.4)
Genremelodrama, drama
Duration01:53
CharactersTeens, Students, Demons
PlotLove, Relationship, Death
PlaceCollege, Russia
StyleBy books, Disturbing

Tessa Young is a dedicated student, dutiful daughter and loyal girlfriend to her high school sweetheart. Entering her first semester of college, Tessa's guarded world opens up when she meets Hardin Scott, a mysterious and brooding rebel who makes her question all she thought she knew about herself -- and what she wants out of life.

The Perfect Date (2019)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 5.8)
Genrecomedy, melodrama
Duration02:46
CharactersTeens
PlotRelationship, Date
StyleLight

No beau? No problem! To earn money for college, a high schooler creates a dating app that lets him act as a stand-in boyfriend.

Everything, Everything (2017)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 6.4)
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:18
CharactersTeens
PlotLove, Relationship

A teenager who's lived a sheltered life because she's allergic to everything, falls for the boy who moves in next door.

Dude (2018)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 5.1)
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:31
CharactersTeens
PlotDeath
PlaceSchool, Party
StyleNetflix

Four best friends negotiate loss and major life changes during the last two weeks of high school.

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Status Update (2018)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 5.8)
Genrefantasy, comedy
CountryChina, Canada, USA
Duration02:03
CharactersTeens
PlotFulfillment of desires
StyleExciting, Fascinating

After being uprooted by his parents' separation and unable to fit into his new hometown, a teenager stumbles upon a magical app that causes his social media updates to come true.

Skate Kitchen (2018)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama
Duration01:54
CharactersTeens, Skaters
PlotSocial Media
PlaceParty
StyleFor girls

Camille's life as a lonely suburban teenager changes dramatically when she befriends a group of girl skateboarders. As she journeys deeper into this raw New York City subculture, she begins to understand the true meaning of friendship as well as her inner self.

The Darkest Minds (2018)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 5.7)
Genrefantastic, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration02:07
CharactersTeens
PlotSuperpowers, Telekinesis
StyleDystopian, Disturbing

After a disease kills 98% of America's children, the surviving 2% develop superpowers and are placed in internment camps. A 16-year-old girl escapes her camp and joins a group of other teens on the run from the government.

Down a Dark Hall (2018)
Mark7.4 (imdb: 5.1)
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, drama
CountrySpain, USA
Duration02:25
CharactersTeens, Difficult teens
PlotGhosts, Intrigue
StyleHeavy, Depressive

Kit, a troubled girl, is sent to the exclusive Blackwood boarding school, where she discovers that only four other female students have been admitted to learn the four pillars of knowledge under the ominous wing of the mysterious headmistress Madame Duret.

Crystal Sky of Yesterday (2018)
Mark6.6 (imdb: 6.3)
Genremelodrama, drama, cartoon
Duration01:18
CharactersFriends, Teens
PlotLove
PlaceSchool

The story of some senior high school students in a Chinese village, their dreams, friendships and romances.

Boarding School (2018)
Mark6.6 (imdb: 5.7)
Genrehorror
CountryUSA
Duration01:39
CharactersTeens, Difficult teens
PlaceSchool
StyleTense, Heavy

When troubled 12-year-old Jacob Felsen is sent away to boarding school, he enters every kid’s worst nightmare: a creepy old mansion, deserted except for six other teenage misfits and two menacing and mysterious teachers. As events become increasingly horrific, Jacob must conquer his fears to find the strength to survive.

Blockers (2018)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 6.2)
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA
Duration02:28
CharactersTeens, Parents, Lesbians
TimeGraduation
StyleFor girls

When three parents discover their daughters’ pact to lose their virginity at prom, they launch a covert one-night operation to stop the teens from sealing the deal.

The Miracle Season (2018)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 6.5)
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:28
CharactersTeens, Trainers
PlotVolleyball, Sports, Dancing
StyleInspirational, For girls

After the tragic death of star volleyball player Caroline "Line" Found, a team of dispirited high school girls must band together under the guidance of their tough-love coach in hopes of winning the state championship!

Giant Little Ones (2019)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 7.2)
Genredrama
Duration02:23
CharactersTeens, Gay
PlotLove, Relationship, Growing up
PlaceSchool
StyleFascinating

Two popular teen boys, best friends since childhood, discover their lives, families, and girlfriends dramatically upended after an unexpected incident occurs on the night of a 17th birthday party.

Extracurricular Activities (2019)
Mark7 (imdb: 6.1)
Genrethriller, comedy, detective
CharactersHired assassins, Teens, Dogs, Gay, Students, Teachers
PlotBasketball
PlaceSchool, Party

The outrageous life of Reagan Collins, a model high school student with a "killer" after-school job that involves arranging “accidents” for his classmates' parents. When seasoned police detective Cliff Dawkins starts putting the pieces together, it's a battle of wits to see if Reagan can keep business booming.

Shazam! (2019)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 7.1)
Genreaction, fantasy, comedy, adventure
Duration02:12
CharactersTeens, Superhero, Family, Pupils
PlotSuperpowers, Adventure
PlaceSchool
TimeNew Year
StyleDC

A boy is given the ability to become an adult superhero in times of need with a single magic word.

Adventures in Public School (2018)
Mark6.8 (imdb: 5.9)
Genrecomedy
CountryCanada, USA
Duration00:52
CharactersLosers
PlotFirst love
PlaceSchool, Party
TimeGraduation

A socially awkward home-schooled kid forces his way into public-school against his suffocating but loving mother's wishes.

Climax (2018)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 7.2)
Genrethriller, drama
CountryFrance, Belgium, USA
Duration00:59
CharactersTeens, Lesbians
PlotDeath
PlaceParty
TimeGraduation
StyleUnexpected ending

Young dancers gather in a remote and empty school building to rehearse on a cold and wintry night. The all-night celebration soon turns into a hallucinatory nightmare when they learn that their sangria is laced with LSD.

Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 6.1)
Genreadventure, family
Duration02:20
CharactersTeens
PlotAdventure
PlaceJungle
StyleWomens in main roles, Fascinating

Dora, a girl who has spent most of her life exploring the jungle with her parents, now must navigate her most dangerous adventure yet: high school. Always the explorer, Dora quickly finds herself leading Boots (her best friend, a monkey), Diego, and a rag tag group of teens on an adventure to save her parents and solve the impossible mystery behind a lost Inca civilization.

Look Away (2018)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 6.2)
Genrethriller
CountryUSA
Duration02:13
CharactersLosers, Sisters, Teens
PlotSupernatural, Revenge
PlaceSchool

A timid and reclusive 18-year-old high school student is alienated by her parents and ruthlessly rejected by her peers. Desperate and isolated, she confides in her own reflection — and in the mirror she finds her imagined evil twin, someone who supports her, encourages her and knows all her secret desires. When the “girls” trade places, repressed sexuality and a ferocious violence erupt with a dangerous sense of freedom.

3Below: Tales of Arcadia (2018)
Mark5.6 (imdb: 7.9)
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, comedy, family, cartoon
Duration02:18
CharactersBrother and sister, Aliens, Teens, Bodyguards
PlotTechnology
PlaceSchool
StyleFor children, Netflix

After crash-landing on Earth, two royal teen aliens on the run struggle to blend in with humans as they evade intergalactic bounty hunters.

No One Would Tell (2018)
Mark6.4 (imdb: 6.3)
Genredrama
Duration01:00
CharactersTeens
PlotRelationship, Revenge
PlaceSchool, Court
StyleHeavy, Fascinating, 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.

Sex Ed (2014)
Mark9.8 (imdb: 5.5)
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:32
CharactersTeachers, Losers
PlaceSchool

Eddie lands his first teaching gig at an inner city middle school and finds his highly pubescent pupils are receiving no form of sexual education. Eddie isn't really equipped to teach them...he's not exactly experienced romantically.

Zapped (2014)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 5.2)
Genrefantasy, comedy
CountryCanada, USA
Duration01:42
CharactersTeens, Family
PlotFulfillment of desires
PlaceSchool

Zoey is a talented dancer whose organized life is rudely disrupted when she moves in with her new step-dad and three step-brothers, until she discovers a dog-training app that can get boys to obey her every command. But she soon learns that it isn't the cure-all she had hoped for.

The Grad Job (2014)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 5.4)
Genrecomedy
CountryFrance
Duration01:35
CharactersTeachers
PlaceSchool

Teenagers, in their last year of High School, steel the subjects of the Baccalaureate from the education exam division in order to succeed at the exam.

Ghost (2015)
Mark6.6 (imdb: 6.5)
Genrefantastic, comedy, drama, family
CountryRussia
Duration02:18
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Friends, Journalists, Lovers, Losers
PlotLove, Ghosts, Revenge, Relationship, Betrayal, Death
PlaceAircraft, Moscow, Russia, School

An aircraft designer becomes a ghost after a sudden death. Now he needs to engage a help of seven-grader in order to finish all his unaccomplished tasks.

Cooties (2014)
Mark7.4 (imdb: 5.7)
Genrehorror, comedy
CountryUSA, Russia
Duration01:28
CharactersZombie, Teachers
PlotSurvival
PlaceSchool

A mysterious virus hits an isolated elementary school, transforming the kids into a feral swarm of mass savages. An unlikely hero must lead a motley band of teachers in the fight of their lives.

The Fault in Our Stars (2014)
Mark9.6 (imdb: 7.7)
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:13
CharactersTeens, Terminally ill
PlotLove, Cancer, Time travel, Death, Funeral, First love
PlaceUSA
StyleTouching, To cry

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 Group, Hazel's story is about to be completely rewritten.

All Cheerleaders Die (2013)
Mark7.2 (imdb: 5.1)
Genrehorror, fantasy, comedy
CountryUSA
Duration01:29
CharactersCheerleader, Zombie, Teens
PlotRivalry
PlaceSchool

When tragedy rocks Blackfoot High, rebellious outsider Maddy Killian shocks the student body by joining the cheerleading squad. This decision drives a rift between Maddy and her ex-girlfriend Leena Miller — a loner who claims to practice the dark arts. After a confrontation with the football team, Maddy and her new cheerleader friends are sent on a supernatural roller coaster ride which leaves a path of destruction none of them may be able to escape. Remake of their own 2001 feature film.

G.B.F. (2013)
Mark4.6 (imdb: 6)
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:33
CharactersTeens, Friends, Gay, Pupils
PlotLove
PlaceSchool

The bitter fight for supremacy between the three most popular girls at North Gateway High takes an unexpected turn when their classmate, Tanner, is outed and becomes the school’s first openly gay student. The trio races to bag the big trend in fashion accessories, the Gay Best Friend, while Tanner must decide whether his skyrocketing popularity is more important than the friendships he is leaving behind.

Girlhood (2014)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.9)
Genredrama
CountryFrance
Duration01:53
CharactersTeens, Girlfriends
PlaceSchool, Ghetto
StyleTo cry

Oppressed by her family setting, dead-end school prospects and the boys law in the neighborhood, Marieme starts a new life after meeting a group of three free-spirited girls. She changes her name, her dress code, and quits school to be accepted in the gang, hoping that this will be a way to freedom.

Everlasting Love (2014)
Mark6
Genredrama, detective
CountrySpain
Duration01:09
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Pupils
PlotLove, Cheating, Intrigue
PlaceSchool, Spain, Small cities, Lake

Each day after work, Carlos, a language school teacher, frequents the heady surroundings of his local cruising ground. One evening he encounters a teenage boy from his class named Toni, and the two engage in a brief sexual tryst. As the relationship between teacher and student begins to develop, some dark truths emerge about the young man and his mysterious group of friends.

Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015)
Mark8 (imdb: 7.7)
Genreaction, comedy, adventure, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:10
CharactersSpecial agents, Killers, Spy, Teens, Lifeguards
PlotWeapon, Adventure, Chase, Tracking
PlacePrison, School, USA
StyleMarvel

The story of a super-secret spy organization that recruits an unrefined but promising street kid into the agency's ultra-competitive training program just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius.

Paper Towns (2015)
Mark8 (imdb: 6.3)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:48
CharactersTeens, Friends
PlotLove, Adventure
PlaceSchool

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 follows. After their all-nighter ends and a new day breaks, Q arrives at school to discover that Margo, always an enigma, has now become a mystery. But Q soon learns that there are clues-and they're for him. Urged down a disconnected path, the closer he gets, the less Q sees of the girl he thought he knew.

Blurt! (2018)
Mark6.6 (imdb: 5.9)
Genrefamily
CharactersTeens
PlaceSchool
StyleKind, Bright, Vivid

When nice-guy Jeremy Martin puts on mysterious virtual reality glasses at the mall, he suddenly loses his “inside voice” and starts spouting every thought he has out loud. Making matters worse, Jeremy is running for student council president against his classmate Milly, who is full of great ideas to improve the school. Desperate to get back to normal, Jeremy and his sister Victoria must figure out how to convince his brain that he can speak up for himself.

Big Brother (2018)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 6.2)
Genreaction, comedy
Duration01:43
CharactersTough guys, Teens, Teachers, Heroes
PlotFight, Rivalry, Martial Arts
PlaceSchool
StyleExciting, For men

A soldier-turned-high school teacher uses unusual methods to reach to a class of poor students, while dealing with a greedy entrepreneur and his gang of fighters as well as the government.

How to Be Really Bad (2018)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 6.3)
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, family
CharactersDemons, Teens
PlotLove
PlaceSchool

The life of 14-year-old Lilith is similar to that of a normal teenager, but there is a peculiarity: she is the daughter of the devil and lives with him in hell. Because she is totally bored there and also wants to have fun and explore the world, she makes a pact with her father: she is allowed to go to earth for a week - but she has to convert a good person to evil there. If she succeeds in this challenge, she may stay on earth forever, otherwise she'll be waving a hell of a boring job in the bookkeeping of the underworld.

El Angel (2018)
Markimdb: 7
Genredrama, crime, biography
Duration01:54
CharactersFriends, Teens, Difficult teens, Thieves, Serial killers, Presidential
PlotDancing, Money, Motorcycles, War, Political
PlaceSchool, Israel, Egypt
StyleSmart

Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1971. Carlos Robledo Puch is a 19-year-old boy with an angelic face, but a vocational thief as well, who acts ruthlessly, without remorse. When he meets Ramón, they follow together a dark path of crime and death.

My Friend Dahmer (2017)
Mark6 (imdb: 6.2)
Genrehorror, drama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:23
CharactersSerial killers
PlotDivorce
PlaceSchool

Jeffrey Dahmer struggles with a difficult family life as a young boy. During his teenage years he slowly transforms, edging closer to the serial killer he becomes.

Wish Upon (2017)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 5)
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:54
CharactersLosers, Teens
PlotFulfillment of desires, Damn things, Curses
PlaceSchool
StyleTense

A teenage girl discovers a box with magical powers, but those powers comes with a deadly price.

Freaks of Nature (2015)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 5.9)
Genrehorror, fantastic, comedy
CountryUSA
Duration01:58
CharactersVampire, Zombie, Aliens
PlotSupernatural
PlaceSchool

In the town of Dillford, humans, vampires and zombies were all living in peace - until the alien apocalypse arrived. Now three teenagers-one human, one vampire, and one zombie-have to team up to figure out how to get rid of the visitors.

Grease Live (2016)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genremelodrama, musical
CountryUSA
Duration00:30
CharactersTeens
PlotAdventure, Love triangle, Rivalry
PlaceSchool, USA

After enjoying a holiday romance, high school students Danny and Sandy are unexpectedly reunited when she transfers to Rydell High, where she must contend with cynical Rizzo and the Pink Ladies.

Go North (2017)
Mark10 (imdb: 4.2)
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:06
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Parents, Mothers, Pupils
PlotTime travel, Disasters, Love, Death, Survival, Chase, Pursuit
PlaceSchool
TimeFuture

Set in the wake of unknown catastrophe which has resulted in an adult-free community being led by a cabal of former high school jocks. After two members set out on a dangerous journey into the unknown to find family and hope for the future, Caleb and his vicious underling Gentry follow in hot pursuit.

Power Rangers (2017)
Mark7.4 (imdb: 5.9)
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CountryUSA, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand
Duration02:24
CharactersFriends, Teens, Superhero, Superhero
PlotSuperpowers

Saban's Power Rangers follows five ordinary teens who must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove — and the world — is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat. Chosen by destiny, our heroes quickly discover they are the only ones who can save the planet. But to do so, they will have to overcome their real-life issues and before it’s too late, band together as the Power Rangers.

Z-O-M-B-I-E-S (2018)
Mark5.8 (imdb: 6.3)
Genremelodrama, musical
CountryUSA
Duration01:30
CharactersZombie, Teens
PlaceSchool

Students from Zombietown are transferred to a high school in a suburban town preoccupied with uniformity, traditions and pep rallies.

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