10 best movies like Eighth Grade (2018)

Movies similar to Eighth Grade (2018): After, Blurt!, Crystal Sky of Yesterday, Selfie from Hell, Dude, Down a Dark Hall, Skate Kitchen, 3Below: Tales of Arcadia, Dora and the Lost City of Gold, How to Be Really Bad.

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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.

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.

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.

Selfie from Hell (2018)
Mark3 (imdb: 3)
Genrehorror, detective
CountryCanada
Duration01:36
PlotInternet, Social Media, Technology, Supernatural, Death
StyleDisturbing, Tense, Unexpected ending

Julia, an online vlogger from Germany, comes to the US to visit her cousin Hannah. Upon her arrival, Julia falls fatefully ill, prompting Hannah's suspicion of the strange and sudden illness. When unusual happenings start taking place in her home, Hannah begins a relentless internet search to discover the cause. She comes across Julia's vlog entries and finds herself immersed deep in the web - too deep - in a place where terror knows no end.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

K-12 (2019)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrehorror, fantasy
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Parents, Friends, Girlfriends, Pupils
PlotParenting
PlaceSchool, USA

Cry Baby, a strong and sensitive girl, is sent off to a disturbing sleepaway school that’s hidden underneath a grandiose façade. Luckily, she has a sweet and unapologetic best friend who sticks up for her when she gets bullied by the other students whose brains are under control by the Principal and his wicked staff. With the help of the magical friends they meet along the way, as well as an Angelic Spirit Guide, they are able to gain the strength they need to fight off the school’s belligerent patriarchal conditioning.

Luce (2019)
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Parents
PlotPolitical, Parenting, Adoption
PlaceSchool, USA
StyleMakes me think, Tense

A star athlete and top student, Luce's idealized image is challenged by one of his teachers when his unsettling views on political violence come to light, putting a strain on family bonds while igniting intense debates on race and identity.

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.

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.

Candy Jar (2018)
Mark6.4 (imdb: 5.8)
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA
Duration02:15
CharactersTeens, Single mothers
PlotRivalry, Death
PlaceSchool
StyleNetflix

Dueling high school debate champs who are at odds on just about everything forge ahead with ambitious plans to get into the colleges of their dreams.

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!

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.

Cam (2018)
Mark10 (imdb: 6)
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
Duration01:59
CharactersModels, Kept women
PlotInternet, Social Media
StyleTense, Action, Disturbing

A young camgirl discovers that she’s inexplicably been replaced on her site with an exact replica of herself.

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.

V/H/S: Viral (2014)
Markimdb: 4.2
Genrehorror, action, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration01:21
CharactersWizards, Teens, Scientists
PlotInternet, Fear, Supernatural
PlaceMexico, Parallel worlds, USA
StyleHeavy, Disturbing

V/H/S: VIRAL's segments include the story of a deranged illusionist who obtains a magical object of great power, a homemade machine that opens a door to a parallel world, teenage skaters that unwillingly become targets of a Mexican death cult ritual, and a sinister, shadowy organization that is tracking a serial killer. The segments are tied together by the story of a group of fame-obsessed teens following a violent car chase in LA that unwittingly become stars of the next internet sensation.

14+ (2015)
Mark7.2 (imdb: 7)
Genremelodrama
CountryRussia
Duration02:29
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Parents, Family, Friends, Neighbors, Mothers, Fathers, Pupils
PlotLove, Jealousy, Relationship
PlaceSchool, Russia, Moscow

Alex glides his mouse tenderly over online images of Vika. He has been smitten ever since he saw her with her friends and cannot get her out of his head. Now he has found Vika’s profile online and has learned a lot about her. Vika has no idea about any of this. She is beyond Alex’s reach because her school and block of flats are enemy territory for him. Alex nonetheless sneaks into a disco at her school and plucks up the courage to ask her to dance. Incensed by the intruder, the other boys give Alex a beating.

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.

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.

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.

Flipped (2010)
Mark9 (imdb: 7.7)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:30
CharactersTeens
PlotLove, First love
PlaceSchool
StyleBright, Vivid, Kind, Cute, Deep Meaning, Worth watching, Touching

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.

Bad Teacher (2011)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 5.6)
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA
Duration01:29
CharactersTeachers, Teens
PlotWar
PlaceSchool

A lazy, incompetent middle school teacher who hates her job and her students is forced to return to her job to make enough money for a boob job after her rich fiancé dumps her.

I Am Number Four (2011)
Mark9 (imdb: 6.1)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:45
CharactersTeens, Aliens, Pupils, Friends
PlotLove, Relationship, Pursuit, Supernatural
PlaceSchool, USA
StyleExciting

A teenage fugitive with an incredible secret races to stay one step ahead of the mysterious forces seeking destroy him in this sci-fi action thriller. With three dead and one on the run, the race to find the elusive Number Four begins. Outwardly normal teen John Smith never gets too comfortable in the same identity, and along with his guardian, Henri, he is constantly moving from town to town. With each passing day, John gains a stronger grasp on his extraordinary new powers, and his bond to the beings that share his fantastic fate grows stronger.

Now Is Good (2012)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 7.1)
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:43
CharactersTerminally ill, Teens
PlotLove, Cancer
StyleTouching, To cry

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.

Broken (2012)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 7.3)
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:27
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Pupils
PlotBetrayal, Cheating, False accusations
PlaceSchool, England
StyleTouching

Three suburban English families' lives intertwine with tragic consequences.

Mustang (2015)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.6)
Genredrama
CountryFrance, Germany, Turkey, Qatar
Duration01:58
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Sisters, Friends, Neighbors
PlotWedding
PlaceSchool, Turkey, Village
StyleDepressive

In a Turkish village, five orphaned sisters live under strict rule while members of their family prepare their arranged marriages.

Dismissed (2017)
Mark10 (imdb: 5.8)
Genrehorror, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:45
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Parents, Pupils
PlaceSchool
StyleDisturbing, Heavy

A straight-edged teacher finds trouble when an honors student is willing to do anything to get an A.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Jasper Jones (2017)
Mark7 (imdb: 6.5)
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryAustralia
Duration02:13
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Family, Friends
PlotLove, Investigation
PlaceSchool, Forest

On the night that Jasper Jones, the town's mixed race outcast shows him the dead body of young Laura Wishart, Charlie's life is changed forever. Entrusted with this secret and believing Jasper to be innocent, Charlie embarks on a dangerous journey to find the true killer. Set over the scorching summer holidays of 1965, Charlie defeats the local racists, faces the breakup of his parents and falls head over heels in love as he discovers what it means to be truly courageous.

Bad Genius (2017)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, comedy, drama
CountryThailand
Duration01:02
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Parents, Friends, Girlfriends
PlotMoney, Relationship
PlaceSchool, Australia

Welcome to an exam-cheating business run by Lynn, a straight-A student who gets the idea for her business after helping Grace and Pat. Grace is a prominent school activist who can’t get the grades she needs. Pat is a filthy-rich boy who believes money can buy anything. Lynn’s business skyrockets and the money starts to flood in as scores of students offer her cold hard cash in exchange for exam answers.

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.

Sing Street (2016)
Mark10 (imdb: 8)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, music
CountryRepublic of Ireland, United Kingdom, USA
Duration02:36
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Parents, Singers, Musicians, Mothers, Pupils
PlotLove, Relationship, Art
PlaceSchool, Ireland

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.

The Good Neighbor (2016)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 6.3)
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:27
CharactersTeens, Neighbors, Dogs
PlotTechnology
TimeHalloween
StyleUnexpected ending

Two high school filmmakers decide to create the illusion of a haunting on an unsuspecting neighbor.

Abandoned (2017)
Mark
Genredrama
Duration01:16
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Friends, Orphans, Nephews
PlotLove, Loneliness, Parenting, Fidelity
PlaceSchool, Russia

After the death of the mother of twelve Kohl sent to an orphanage. Valentine is taking him from there. This lonely old woman is his dear aunt, with whom he had never been acquainted. Kohl is waiting for his older brother to come after him after his release from prison, and they will return home together.

Unfriended: Dark Web (2018)
Mark9.6 (imdb: 5.9)
Genrehorror, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:28
PlotInternet, Social Media, Supernatural, Depression

​When a 20-something finds a cache of hidden files on his new laptop, he and his friends are unwittingly thrust into the depths of the dark web. They soon discover someone has been watching their every move and will go to unimaginable lengths to protect the dark web.

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