10 best movies like Girl, Interrupted (1999)

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Girl, Interrupted 1999
Set in the changing world of the late 1960s, Susanna Kaysen's prescribed "short rest" from a psychiatrist she had met only once becomes a strange, unknown journey into Alice's Wonderland, where she struggles with the thin line between normal and crazy. Susanna soon realizes how hard it is to get out once she has been committed, and she ultimately has to choose between the world of people who belong inside or the difficult world of reality outside.
List of the best movies like Girl, Interrupted (1999): Jungle Child, The Good Lie, Kill Your Darlings, This Boy’s Life, Life, Permanent Record, The Boy in the Plastic Bubble, Nowhere in Africa, LBJ, To Save A Life.

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Jungle Child (2011)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, adventure, family, biography
CountryGermany
Duration02:11

A family of a German linguist lives with an indigenous tribe in Papua New Guinea.

The Good Lie (2014)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, biography
CountryKenya, India, USA, Canada, South Africa
Duration01:50

A young refugee of the Sudanese Civil War who wins a lottery for relocation to the United States with three other lost boys. Encountering the modern world for the first time, they develop an unlikely friendship with a brash American woman assigned to help them, but the young man struggles to adjust to this new life and his feelings of guilt about the brother he left behind.

Kill Your Darlings (2013)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:43

A murder in 1944 draws together the great poets of the beat generation: Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs.

This Boy’s Life (1993)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:55

In 1957, a son and mother flee the East and an abusive boyfriend to find a new life, and end up in Seattle, where the mother meets a polite garage mechanic. The boy continually gets into trouble by hanging out with the wrong crowd. The mom marries the mechanic, but they soon find out that he's an abusive and unreasoning alcoholic, and they struggle to maintain hope in an impossible situation as the boy grows up with plans to escape the small town by any means possible. Based on a true story by Tobias Wolff.

Life (2015)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genredrama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, Germany, Canada, Australia, USA
Duration02:11

In 1955, young photographer Dennis Stock develops a close bond with actor James Dean while shooting pictures of the rising Hollywood star.

Permanent Record (1988)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:31

David Sinclair seems to have everything going for him: he's smart, musically talented, and very successful. To top off his senior year in high school, his band is trying to get a recording session. Therefore, David's suicide leaves everyone, especially his best friend and band-mate, Chris, with a lot of questions.

The Boy in the Plastic Bubble (1976)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:36

Tod Lubitch is born with a deficient immune system. As such, he must spend the rest of his life in a completely sterile environment. His room is completely hermetically sealed against bacteria and virus, his food is specially prepared, and his only human contact comes in the form of gloved hands. The movie follows his life into a teenager.

Nowhere in Africa (2001)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryGermany
Duration02:21

A Jewish woman named Jettel Redlich flees Nazi Germany with her daughter Regina, to join her husband, Walter, on a farm in Kenya. At first, Jettel refuses to adjust to her new circumstances, bringing with her a set of china dishes and an evening gown. While Regina adapts readily to this new world, forming a strong bond with her father's cook, an African named Owuor.

LBJ (2017)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUSA

The story of U.S. President Lyndon Baines Johnson from his young days in West Texas to the White House.

To Save A Life (2009)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama
CountryUSA

Jake Taylor has everything. He has a beautiful girl, he's the champion in basketball and beer pong, and everyone loves him. Then, an old childhood friend, whom Jake used to be friends with, commits suicide. Jake begins to think. He wonders what he could've done to save his friend's life. A youth minister tells him that Jake needs God. So Jake becomes a Christian. However, things begin to spin out of control. His dad is cheating on his mom, his girlfriend is pregnant, and his former friends ridicule and mock him. During all this, Jake is going to realize just what it means to be a Christian and how, to save a life.

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In Bloom (2013)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama
CountryGeorgia, Germany, France
Duration01:42

Eka and Natia leave their childhood behind and ignore societal customs to escape from their turbulent family lives.

Birdy (1984)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, military
CountryUSA
Duration02:00

Two young men are seriously affected by the Vietnam war. One of them has always been obsessed with birds - but now believes he really is a bird, and has been sent to a mental hospital. Can his friend help him pull through?

The Soloist (2009)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, music, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, USA
Duration01:57

A Los Angeles journalist befriends a homeless Juilliard-trained musician, while looking for a new article for the paper.

Homeless to Harvard: The Liz Murray Story (2003)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:44

Based on a true story. Liz Murray is a young girl who is taken care of by her loving, but drug-addicted parents. Liz becomes homeless at 15 and after a tragedy comes upon her, she begins her work to finish high school.

Mosquita y Mari (2012)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:26

After being assigned as study partners, two Chicana high schoolers find a bond that confuses them at times.

The Blind Side (2009)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:09

Oversized African-American, Michael Oher, the teen from across the tracks and a broken home, has nowhere to sleep at age 16. Taken in by an affluent Memphis couple, Michael embarks on a remarkable rise to play for the NFL.

Han Gong-ju (2014)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama
CountrySouth Korea

After transferring to a new school, a teenage girl finds her troubled past exposed when she innocently signs up for a singing club.

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.

Foxfire (2012)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genredrama, crime
CountryFrance, Canada
Duration02:23

Set in the 1950s, a a group of young girls in upstate New York form their own gang.

The Bling Ring (2013)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Japan
Duration01:27

Inspired by actual events, a group of fame-obsessed teenagers use the Internet to track celebrities' whereabouts in order to rob their homes.

Circumstance (2011)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genredrama
CountryFrance, USA, Iran

A wealthy Iranian family struggles to contain a teenager's growing sexual rebellion and her brother's newfound conservatism.

Vysotsky: Thank God I'm Alive (2011)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama, biography
CountryRussia
Duration02:08

Russian poet, singer and actor Vladimir Vysotsky was an idol of the 1970s and '80s. In 1980, at the age of 42, he passed away during the Moscow Olympic Games. This is the story of his last great love as handed down to his son from a family friend. Written by nitorch.

The Runaways (2010)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama, music, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:45

Joan Jett and Cherie Currie, two rebellious teenagers from Southern California, become the frontwomen for the Runaways -- the now-legendary group that paved the way for future generations of female rockers. Under the Svengalilike influence of impresario Kim Fowley, the band becomes a huge success.

Dancing Arabs (2014)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama
CountryIsrael, Germany, France

A young Arab is caught between cultures as he is sent to a prestigious Jewish boarding school in Israel in the 1980s.

Bizarre (2015)
Markimdb: 4.7
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryFrance, USA

Maurice, a reticent young homeless man, somehow manages to get by in Brooklyn; he spends his nights in parked cars until he finds himself at Bizarre, an underground club renowned for its burlesque shows. Maurice is fascinated by the club’s playful revues celebrating self-determined sexuality and creative otherness, and the two female club owners both adore him. He soon becomes a part of their self-selected family, and begins to bond with introverted Luka. But Maurice turns his back on Luka’s growing affection. Running away from his true emotions he drifts aimlessly through the city. He tries to find his feet at a boxing club, where he meets Charlie. Unable to withstand the pressure of his repressed feelings, Maurice unleashes a mounting foment of emotions, pervaded by tenderness and menace.

Mr. Turner (2014)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, Germany, USA
Duration02:30

Eccentric British painter J.M.W. Turner lives his last 25 years with gusto and secretly becomes involved with a seaside landlady, while his faithful housekeeper bears an unrequited love for him.

Get on Up (2014)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, music, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:19

A chronicle of James Brown's rise from extreme poverty to become one of the most influential musicians in history.

It Felt Like Love (2013)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genredrama
CountryUSA

A gauzy summer in South Brooklyn. Lila, an awkward adolescent girl, passes her time breaking into beach homes and tagging along on dates between her pretty friend Chiara and Chiara's new boyfriend, Patrick. Lila decides this will be the summer she loses her virginity, too—her interest is piqued when she meets Sammy, an older boy reputed to sleep with just about anyone. Yet Lila's attempts at sexual conquest risk taking her beyond her limits, and into dangerous uncharted territory. 

Sophie's Choice (1982)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:37

Stingo, a young writer, moves to Brooklyn in 1947 to begin work on his first novel. As he becomes friendly with Sophie and her lover Nathan, he learns that she is a Holocaust survivor. Flashbacks reveal her harrowing story, from pre-war prosperity to Auschwitz. In the present, Sophie and Nathan's relationship increasingly unravels as Stingo grows closer to Sophie and Nathan's fragile mental state becomes ever more apparent.

Ordinary People (1980)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:04

Beth, Calvin, and their son Conrad are living in the aftermath of the death of the other son. Conrad is overcome by grief and misplaced guilt to the extent of a suicide attempt. He is in therapy. Beth had always preferred his brother and is having difficulty being supportive to Conrad. Calvin is trapped between the two trying to hold the family together.




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