10 best movies like Dead Poets Society (1989)

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Dead Poets Society 1989
At an elite, old-fashioned boarding school in New England, a passionate English teacher inspires his students to rebel against convention and seize the potential of every day, courting the disdain of the stern headmaster.
List of the best movies like Dead Poets Society (1989): Rushmore, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, That's What I Am, The Professor, The Spectacular Now, Charlie Bartlett, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Lucas, Unexpected, Simon Birch.

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Rushmore (1998)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:33

When a beautiful first-grade teacher arrives at a prep school, she soon attracts the attention of an ambitious teenager named Max, who quickly falls in love with her. Max turns to the father of two of his schoolmates for advice on how to woo the teacher. However, the situation soon gets complicated when Max's new friend becomes involved with her, setting the two pals against one another in a war for her attention.

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:30

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.

That's What I Am (2011)
Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:41

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.

The Professor (2019)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:30

A world-weary college professor is given a life-changing diagnosis and decides to throw all pretense and conventions to the wind and live his life as boldly and freely as possible with a biting sense of humor, a reckless streak and a touch of madness.

The Spectacular Now (2013)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:39

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

Charlie Bartlett (2008)
Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:37

Awkward teenager Charlie Bartlett has trouble fitting in at a new high school. Charlie needs some friends fast, and decides that the best way to find them is to appoint himself the resident psychiatrist. He becomes one of the most popular guys in school by doling out advice and, occasionally, medication, to the student body.

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:56

A headstrong young teacher in a private school in 1930s Edinburgh ignores the curriculum and influences her impressionable 12 year old charges with her over-romanticized world view.

Lucas (1986)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:40

A socially inept fourteen year old experiences heartbreak for the first time when his two best friends -- Cappie, an older-brother figure, and Maggie, the new girl with whom he is in love -- fall for each other.

Unexpected (2015)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:27

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.

Simon Birch (1998)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrecomedy, drama, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:54

Simon Birch and Joe Wenteworth are boys who have a reputation for being oddballs. Joe never knew his father, and his mother, Rebecca, is keeping her lips sealed no matter how much he protests. Simon, meanwhile, is an 11-year-old dwarf whose outsize personality belies his small stature. Indeed, he often assails the local reverend with thorny theological questions and joins Joe on his quest to find his biological father.

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The Kings of Summer (2013)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:35

Joe Toy, on the verge of adolescence, finds himself increasingly frustrated by his single father, Frank's attempts to manage his life. Declaring his freedom once and for all, he escapes to a clearing in the woods with his best friend, Patrick, and a strange kid named Biaggio. He announces that they are going to build a house there, free from responsibility and parents. Once their makeshift abode is finished, the three young men find themselves masters of their own destiny, alone in the woods.

The Human Comedy (1943)
Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, drama, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:57

Teenager Homer Macauley stays at home in small-town Ithaca to support his family while his older brother Marcus prepares to go to war.

Youth in Revolt (2009)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:30

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.

The Myth of the American Sleepover (2010)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:36

Four young people navigate the suburban wonderland of metro-Detroit looking for love and adventure on the last weekend of summer.

It's Kind of a Funny Story (2010)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:41

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

She's Having a Baby (1988)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:46

Jake and Kristy Briggs are newlyweds. Being young, they are perhaps a bit unprepared for the full reality of marriage and all that it (and their parents) expect from them. Do they want babies? Their parents certainly want them to. Is married life all that there is? Things certainly aren't helped by Jake's friend Davis, who always seems to turn up just in time to put a spanner in the works.

Blinded by the Light (2019)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrecomedy, drama, music
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, France

In 1987, during the austere days of Thatcher’s Britain, a teenager learns to live life, understand his family, and find his own voice through the music of Bruce Springsteen.

Me and Orson Welles (2009)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:54

New York, 1937. A teenager hired to star in Orson Welles' production of Julius Caesar becomes attracted to a career-driven production assistant.

Class (1983)
Markimdb: 6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:34

Naive Midwestern prep student Jonathan bonds with his more worldly roommate, Skip, who takes the small-town boy under his wing. At Skip's urging, the inexperienced Jonathan is emboldened to seek out older women in the cocktail lounges of nearby Chicago, where he meets and beds the alluring Ellen, who unfortunately turns out to be Skip's mother. The division between the friends is further deepened when a cheating scandal engulfs the school.

Now and Then (1995)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:40

Waxing nostalgic about the bittersweet passage from childhood to puberty in this tender coming-of-age tale, four childhood girlfriends -- Teeny, Chrissy, Samantha and Roberta -- recall the magical summer of 1970. During their walk down memory lane, they reconcile experiences with boys, secrets, bullies and more.

Bless the Beasts & Children (1971)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:49

Six children at a summer camp embark on a mission to save a buffalo herd from slaughter.

How to Deal (2003)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:42

Mandy Moore stars as Halley, a young hip high school student who's convinced true love doesn't exist based on the crazy relationships around her. Her mother is divorcing her father who is dating a younger woman Halley can't stand. Her crazed sister is planning a wedding but has second thoughts and her best friend has fallen madly in love for the first time leaving Halley to feel even more alone.

The Chorus (2004)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genrecomedy, drama, music
CountryFrance, Luxembourg, Germany
Duration01:35

Set in 1940's France, a new teacher at a school for disruptive boys gives hope and inspiration.

Flipped (2010)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:30

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.

The Mighty (1998)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:40

This tells the story of a strong friendship between a young boy with Morquio's syndrome and an older boy who is always bullied because of his size. Adapted from the novel, Freak the Mighty, the film explores a building of trust and friendship. Kevin, an intelligent guy helps out Maxwell to improve his reading skills. In return, Kevin wants Maxwell to take him out places since he is not allowed out unauthorized. Being the social outcasts of the town, Kevin and Maxwell come to realize that they are similar to each other and accept that they are "freaks" and nothing will stop them.

Crooklyn (1994)
Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:55

From Spike Lee comes this vibrant semi-autobiographical portrait of a school-teacher, her stubborn jazz-musician husband and their five kids living in '70s Brooklyn.

Lady Bird (2017)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:34

A California high school student plans to escape from her family and small town by going to college in New York.

Cherry (2010)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:39

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.

Cougars, Inc. (2011)
Markimdb: 5
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:21

When Sam learns his mother cannot afford to send him to another school after he is kicked out, he and his friends start their own escort service for mature women to pay for his tuition.

Submarine (2011)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:37

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.




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