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20 best movies like Girl, Interrupted (1999)

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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Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, adventure, family, biography
CountryGermany
Duration02:11
CharactersFriends, Losers
PlotOn real events, Adventure, Life, Friendship, Family life
PlaceJungle, Islands, Germany, Asia
StyleBy books, Fascinating, Touching, Serious

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

Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, biography
CountryKenya, India, USA, Canada, South Africa
Duration01:50
CharactersFriends, Losers, Refugees
PlotWar, On real events, Survival, Friendship, Self-sacrifice
PlaceAfrica, USA
StyleTo cry, Inspirational, Fascinating, Heavy, Touching

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.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:43
CharactersGay, Writers, Friends, Poets
PlotOn real events, Obsession, Friendship, Mental disorders
StyleFascinating, Intellectual, Depressive, Serious

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

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:55
CharactersTeens, Friends
PlotOn real events, Friendship
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Heavy, Gloomy, Touching

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.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genredrama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, Germany, Canada, Australia, USA
Duration02:11
CharactersPhotographers, Friends, Celebrities, Actors
PlotOn real events, Friendship
PlaceUSA
StylePsychological problems, Fascinating, Serious

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

Markimdb: 6.4
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:31
CharactersTeens, Musicians, Friends, Losers
PlotMusic, Friendship, Death
PlaceSchool
StyleSoulful, Gloomy, Touching, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:36
CharactersTeens, Losers, Terminally ill
PlotOn real events
StyleTo cry, Touching, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryGermany
Duration02:21
CharactersLosers
PlotOn real events, Friendship
PlaceAfrica
TimeWorld War II
StyleSoulful, Fascinating, Gloomy, Makes me think, Touching

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.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUSA
CharactersDogs, Teens, CIA, Friends, Presidential
PlotOn real events, Motorcycles, Friendship, Political, Elections
PlaceAircraft, Russia, USSR, Hospitals, The White House
TimeCold War
StyleBy books, Tense, Serious

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

Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama
CountryUSA
CharactersTeens, Friends, Losers
PlotBasketball, Friendship, Death
PlaceParty
StyleSoulful, Fascinating, Gloomy, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama
CountryGeorgia, Germany, France
Duration01:42
CharactersTeens, Friends
PlotDancing, Friendship, Weapon
PlacePrison, School
StyleSoulful, Fascinating, Serious

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

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, military
CountryUSA
Duration02:00
CharactersAngels, Military, Friends, Losers, Soldier
PlotWar, Obsession, Friendship, Mental disorders
PlaceVietnam, Psychiatric hospitals, Asia
StyleSoulful, Fascinating, Gloomy, Touching, Serious

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?

Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, music, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, USA
Duration01:57
CharactersGeniuses, Musicians, Friends, Losers, Poor
PlotOn real events, Music, Friendship, Mental disorders
PlaceLos Angeles
StylePsychological problems, Inspirational, Soulful, Touching, Heartbreaking

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

Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:44
CharactersTeens, Street children
PlotOn real events
PlaceNew York
StyleSoulful, Fascinating, Touching, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:26
CharactersTeens, Lesbians, Friends, Losers
PlotFriendship
PlaceLos Angeles
StyleSoulful, Atmospheric, Gloomy, Touching, Serious

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

Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:09
CharactersTeens, Strong women, Orphans, Losers, Poor
PlotOn real events, Sports, American Football, Life, Success
PlaceGhetto, Rugby
StyleKind, To cry, Inspirational, Fascinating, Vital signs

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.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama
CountrySouth Korea
CharactersTeens
PlotOn real events, Investigation, Friendship, Internet
PlaceSchool, Korea
StylePsychological problems, Fascinating, Gloomy, Depressive, Serious

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

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:40
CharactersTeens, Knights, Heroes, Disabled people, Friends
PlotFriendship, Loneliness
StyleTo cry, Touching, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genredrama, crime
CountryFrance, Canada
Duration02:23
CharactersDogs, Teens, Lesbians, Rich, Friends
PlotDancing, Revenge, Friendship, Uprising
PlaceUSA, Small cities, New York
StyleAction, By books, Fascinating, Gloomy, Serious

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

Markimdb: 5.6
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Japan
Duration01:27
CharactersTeens, Thieves, Celebrities
PlotOn real events, Robbery, Passion, Money, Obsession
PlaceMansions, Los Angeles
StyleFascinating, Serious

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

Markimdb: 5.8
Genredrama
CountryFrance, USA, Iran
CharactersTeens, Lesbians, Friends
PlotObsession, Friendship, Love triangle, Hip Hop, Uprising
StyleSoulful, Atmospheric, Gloomy, Touching, Serious

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

Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama, biography
CountryRussia
Duration02:08
CharactersMusicians, Friends, Actors, Singers
PlotOn real events, KGB, Uprising, Youth
PlacePrison, Russia, USSR, Moscow
StyleFascinating, Gloomy, Serious, Disturbing

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.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama, music, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:45
CharactersTeens, Lesbians, Musicians, Guitarists, Managers
PlotMusic, Uprising, Music group
PlaceLos Angeles
StyleSoulful, Fascinating, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama
CountryIsrael, Germany, France
CharactersTeens, Friends, Losers, Terminally ill
PlotLove, Friendship
PlaceIsrael, Boarding school
StyleTo cry, Touching, Serious

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

Markimdb: 4.7
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryFrance, USA
CharactersTeens, Gay, Artists
PlotLove, Friendship, Rivalry
PlaceMetro, USA, Night Clubs, New York
StyleRomantic, Fascinating, Touching, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, Germany, USA
Duration02:30
CharactersArtists
PlotOn real events, Art
PlaceEngland, London
Time19th century
StyleSoulful, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Smart, Gloomy

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.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, music, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:19
CharactersMusicians, Friends, Singers
PlotOn real events, Music, Friendship
PlaceUSA
StyleTo cry, Inspirational, Fascinating, Heartbreaking, Serious

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

Markimdb: 5.7
Genredrama
CountryUSA
CharactersTeens
PlotPassion, Obsession, Friendship
PlaceBeach, USA, New York
StyleSoulful, Fascinating, Gloomy, Touching, Depressive

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. 

Markimdb: 7.6
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:37
CharactersWriters, Friends, Losers
PlotObsession, Friendship, Loneliness, Mental disorders, Love triangle
PlacePoland, New York
TimeWorld War II
StylePsychological problems, To cry, Soulful, Fascinating, Heavy

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.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:04
CharactersTeens, Psychologists, Psychiatrists
PlotFriendship, Depression
TimeNew Year, Halloween
StylePsychological problems, Action, To cry, Soulful, Gloomy

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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