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List of the best movies like Cruel Intentions (1999): Kids, Once Bitten, Very Good Girls, Dope, Ashby, On the Ice, The Final Girls, Dirty Girl, The Diary of a Teenage Girl, Young & Beautiful.

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Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:31
CharactersTeens, Friends, Street children
PlotSeduction
StyleHeavy, Explicit scenes, Serious

A controversial portrayal of teens in New York City which exposes a deeply disturbing world of sex and substance abuse. The film focuses on a sexually reckless, freckle-faced boy named Telly, whose goal is to have sex with as many different girls as he can. When Jenny, a girl who has had sex only once, tests positive for HIV, she knows she contracted the disease from Telly. When Jenny discovers that Telly's idea of "safe sex" is to only have sex with virgins, and is continuing to pass the disease onto other unsuspecting girls, Jenny makes it her business to try to stop him.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genrehorror, fantasy, comedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:29
CharactersVampire, Teens, Friends
PlotSuperpowers, Supernatural, Pursuit
PlaceLos Angeles
StyleLight, Fancy

Mark wants to lose his virginity, but his girlfriend wants to wait. Unfortunately for both of them, a 400-year-old vampire Countess needs to turn a virgin into a vampire before Halloween in order to preserve her own youthful appearance, and when she finds Mark, she turns his life upside-down.

Markimdb: 6
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:31
CharactersTeens, Friends
PlotFriendship, Love triangle
PlaceNew York
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Touching

Two New York City girls make a pact to lose their virginity during their first summer out of high school. When they both fall for the same street artist, the friends find their connection tested for the first time.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:31
CharactersTeens, Gangsters, Musicians, Friends
PlotMusic, Friendship, Hip Hop, Dreams
PlaceSchool, USA, Los Angeles
StyleTo cry, Smart, Tense

Malcolm is carefully surviving life in a tough neighborhood in Los Angeles while juggling college applications, academic interviews, and the SAT. A chance invitation to an underground party leads him into an adventure that could allow him to go from being a geek, to being dope, to ultimately being himself.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:24
CharactersTeens, CIA, Hired assassins, Killers, Friends
PlotFriendship, Loneliness, Death, Fate, Moving
PlaceUSA
StyleInteresting, Romantic, Light, Cute, Smart

When new kid in town Ed Wallis is given an assignment to interview an older person, he turns to his mysterious neighbor, Ashby Holt for help. That new connection leads to unexpected journeys for both of them, as Ashby – who turns out to be a retired CIA assassin – deals with a terminal prognosis, and Ed deals with adjusting to life with his newly single mom and developing relationship with a brainy classmate, Eloise.

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: 6.6
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, comedy, drama
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:51
CharactersManiacs, Teens, Serial killers, Killers, Blonde girls
PlotSurvival, Loneliness, Chase, Seduction, Self-sacrifice
PlaceSummer camp, USA
StyleCreepy

A young woman grieving the loss of her mother, a famous scream queen from the 1980s, finds herself pulled into the world of her mom's most famous movie. Reunited, the women must fight off the film's maniacal killer.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:30
CharactersTeens, Gay, Teachers, Blonde girls, Friends
PlotAdventure, Friendship
PlaceSchool, USA
StyleCute, Fancy, Touching

When Danielle is banished to special education because of her misbehavior, she joins Clarke on a road trip to discover themselves.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:52
CharactersTeens
PlotBetrayal, Intrigue
PlaceUSA
StyleTouching, Serious

Minnie Goetze is a 15-year-old aspiring comic-book artist, coming of age in the haze of the 1970s in San Francisco. Insatiably curious about the world around her, Minnie is a pretty typical teenage girl. Oh, except that she’s sleeping with her mother’s boyfriend.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama
CountryFrance
Duration01:33
CharactersTeens
PlotPassion, Money, Death, Double life
PlaceFrance
StyleAtmospheric, Explicit scenes

Isabelle, a 17-year-old student, loses her virginity during a quick holiday romance. When she returns home, she begins a secret life as a prostitute for a year.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:50
CharactersFriends, Girlfriends
PlotRelationship, Investigation, Death, Chase, Mystery
PlaceParty, USA, California
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Atmospheric, Smart, Intellectual

A teenage loner pushes his way into the underworld of a high school crime ring to investigate the disappearance of his ex-girlfriend.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA, Mexico
Duration01:30
CharactersTeens, Friends, Losers
PlotDeath, Blackmail
PlaceUSA, Small cities
StyleTense, Fancy

After being struck and killed by lightning, a young man recounts the way he blackmailed his fellow classmates into contributing to his literary magazine.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:46
CharactersPhotographers, Losers, Womanizers
PlotFight, Seduction
PlaceCollege, Africa, New York
StyleAtmospheric, Smart, Tense

After breaking up with his lover and boss, a smooth-talking man takes his teenaged nephew out on the town in search of sex.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:41
CharactersTeens, Friends
PlotRobbery, Friendship, Death
StyleAction, Heavy, Smart, Gloomy, Serious

A vending machine robbery by small time thief and drug addict Bobbie (Vincent Kartheiser) goes badly awry, and his friends contact street-wise thief and part-time druggie Mel (James Woods) to patch him up.Recognizing a kindred spirit, Mel befriends Bobbie and his girlfriend Rosie (Natasha Gregson Wagner), inviting them to join him and his long-suffering girlfriend Sid (Melanie Griffith) on a drug robbery which should set them up for life. The seemingly simple robbery is a great success, but the sale of the drugs afterward fails badly, and Mel and Bobbie are shot.The four take refuge with the Reverend, who charges them half of their haul from the robbery to care for them. In a desperate attempt to recover their losses, Mel involves the crew in a disastrous, ill-advised jewellery robbery, and they become caught up in a web of violence that rapidly spirals out of control.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:30
CharactersTeens, Students, Friends, Terminally ill
PlotFriendship, Loneliness, Depression, Cancer
PlaceSchool, USA
StylePsychological problems, To cry, By books, Smart, Vital signs

Greg is coasting through senior year of high school as anonymously as possible, avoiding social interactions like the plague while secretly making spirited, bizarre films with Earl, his only friend. But both his anonymity and friendship threaten to unravel when his mother forces him to befriend a classmate with leukemia.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:47
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Friends
PlotObsession, Friendship, Loneliness, False accusations
PlaceSchool, Los Angeles
StyleExplicit scenes, Black humor

A 15-year-old girl incites chaos among her friends and a media frenzy when she accuses her drama teacher of sexual harassment.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:53
CharactersSerial killers, Friends
PlotPassion, Investigation, Seduction
PlaceNew York
StyleExciting, Action, Twisted plot, Atmospheric, Smart

Seen-it-all New York detective Frank Keller is unsettled - he has done twenty years on the force and could retire, and he hasn't come to terms with his wife leaving him for a colleague. Joining up with an officer from another part of town to investigate a series of murders linked by the lonely hearts columns he finds he is getting seriously and possibly dangerously involved with Helen, one of the main suspects.

Markimdb: 5.4
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryFrance
CharactersTeens, Students
PlotLove, On real events, Dancing, Passion, Friendship
PlaceSchool, Party, France, Deserts, Beach
TimeSummer
StyleAction, Fascinating, Explicit scenes

Biarritz. Sixteen-year-old George, the high school hottie, falls in love with Alex. To get his attention, she initiates a group game with Alex, Nikita, Laetitia and Gabriel. They will discover, test, and push the limits of their sexuality.

Markimdb: 5.2
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration01:33
CharactersTeens, Friends, Losers
PlotBasketball, Friendship
StyleSoulful, Explicit scenes, Depressive, Serious

High school student Wendy has an odd relationship with her five friends: They're openly sexual with each other, swapping partners every week. But this is all thrown into turmoil when she meets Sean, a new student in school who has a crush on her. Wendy wants to be with Sean, but doesn't want to disappoint her friends, whom she has known since grade school. When she does decide to leave them, her best friend, Billie, threatens revenge.

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
CountryUSA
Duration01:58
CharactersTeens, Gay, Thieves, Snake, Friends
PlotLove, Dancing, Money, Friendship, Death
PlaceBeach, Metro, USA
TimeGreat Patriotic War, World War II
StyleBy books, Fascinating, Makes me think

An aimless teenager on the outer edges of Brooklyn struggles to escape his bleak home life and navigate questions of self-identity, as he balances his time between his delinquent friends, a potential new girlfriend, and older men he meets online.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:40
CharactersTeens, Horses
PlotDancing, Friendship, Death
PlaceParty, Small cities
TimeNew Year
StyleSoulful

A woman and her son must leave a small South Carolina town because of her wild behavior.

Markimdb: 6
Genrecomedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:12
CharactersDogs, Teens, Teachers, Fathers, Girlfriends
PlotDancing, Revenge, Money, Friendship, Computers
PlacePrison, Mexico, USA, Casino
StyleTense, Explicit scenes, Touching

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 live with the family, Erica finds her domestic and personal life overwhelmed. With Luke and her sidekicks Kala and Claudine in tow, Erica acts out by exposing a high school teacher's dark secret.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:36
CharactersTeens, Friends, Street children
PlotFriendship
PlaceSummer camp

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.

Markimdb: 4.4
Genredrama
CountryUSA
CharactersTeens, Heroes, Friends
PlotLove, Revenge, Drug addict, Death
PlaceUSA
StyleAction, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

Billy is the self-designated leader of a group of teenagers living in a shelter. Jacob and Rae, Billy's oldest childhood friends, live there as well as part of "the family". Billy has an AIDs-like virus, which he has passed on to his blood brother Jacob. Billy and Rae are boyfriend and girlfriend, much to the dismay of Jacob who has always loved Rae from afar. Billy's philosophy of life, and how that interfaces with having a deadly virus, comes to a head when Billy and Jacob compete in a very unique game of "Tag", with the future of Rae and "the family" dependent upon the outcome.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryFrance, USA
Duration01:25
CharactersTeens
PlotBreakup
StyleSoulful, Serious, Disturbing

The teenager and skateboarder Alex is interviewed by Detective Richard Lu that is investigating the death of a security guard in the rail yards severed by a train who was apparently hit by a skate board. While dealing with the separation process of his parents and the sexual heat of his virgin girlfriend Jennifer, Alex writes his last experiences in Paranoid Park with his new acquaintances and how the guard was killed, trying to relieve his feeling of guilty from his conscience.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrethriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:44
CharactersTeens, Criminals
PlotSurvival, Death
PlacePrison, USA
StyleAction, Heavy, Depressive, Serious, Disturbing

A teenage boy is sent to a juvenile reform facility in the wilderness. As we learn about the tragic events that sent him there, his struggle becomes one for survival with the inmates, counselors, and the retired war colonel in charge.

Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:32
CharactersTeens, Students, Pupils, Friends
PlaceSchool

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 board is becoming concerned, including her favorite teacher and the distracted guidance counselor. With the support of her hilariously idiosyncratic parents and a little help from a long-time crush, Olive attempts to take on her notorious new identity and crush the rumor mill once and for all.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:13
CharactersTeens, Terminally ill
PlotLove, Time travel, Relationship, Death, First love
PlaceUSA
StyleSad ones, To cry, Soulful, Touching, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:39
CharactersTeens
PlotDancing, Poker, Money, Friendship
PlaceParty, Chicago, USA
StyleSmart, Explicit scenes

Meet Joel Goodson, an industrious, college-bound 17-year-old and a responsible, trustworthy son. However, when his parents go away and leave him home alone in the wealthy Chicago suburbs with the Porsche at his disposal he quickly decides he has been good for too long and it is time to enjoy himself. After an unfortunate incident with the Porsche Joel must raise some cash, in a risky way.





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