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20 best movies like Hallam Foe (2007)

List of the best movies like Hallam Foe (2007): Youth in Revolt, Show Me Love, Toast, Great Expectations, Lila Says, When the Bough Breaks, The Duke of Burgundy, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, The Black Balloon, White Wedding.

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Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CharactersTeens, Students, Lawyers, Girlfriends
PlotLove, Obsession, Split personality, Dreams
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: 7.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountrySweden, Denmark
CharactersTeens, Lesbians
PlotFirst love, Seduction
PlaceSweden, Small cities
StyleTo cry, Fascinating, Gloomy, Touching

Åmål is a small insignificant town where nothing ever happens, where the latest trends are out of date when they get there. Young Elin has a bit of a bad reputation when it comes to guys, but the fact is that she has never done it. Another girl in her school, Agnes, is in love with her but is too shy to do anything about it. For different reasons, Elin ends up at Agnes' birthday party as the only guest. They have a girl's night out together but after that Elin desperately avoids Agnes, refusing to even consider her own homosexuality.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersCooks, Teens, Maids
PlotOn real events, Rivalry
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Touching

An adaptation of celebrity chef Nigel Slater's bestselling memoir, 'Toast' is the ultimate nostalgic trip through everything edible in 1960's Britain. Nigel's mother was always a poor cook, but her chronic asthma and addiction to all things canned does not help.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
PlotObsession, Fate
PlaceEngland, London
Time19th century
StyleRomantic, To cry, By books, Atmospheric, Fascinating

Miss Havisham, a wealthy spinster who wears an old wedding dress and lives in the dilapidated Satis House, asks Pip's "Uncle Pumblechook" (who is actually Joe's uncle) to find a boy to play with her adopted daughter Estella. Pip begins to visit Miss Havisham and Estella, with whom he falls in love,then Pip a humble orphan suddenly becomes a gentleman with the help of an unknown benefactor.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genremelodrama, drama, crime
CountryFrance, United Kingdom
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Blonde girls, Cossacks, Writers
PlotLove, Obsession, Friendship, Love triangle, Seduction
PlaceGhetto, Party, France

Based on a controversial French novel, Lila Says tells the story of a quiet young poet named Chimo who develops a crush on the pretty, blond Lila, a girl who recently moved into his Arab ghetto with her aunt. When the leader of a rival gang also falls for Lila, the ensuing love triangle initiates a journey of sexual discovery -- and sets off a chain of devastating events.

Markimdb: 5.2
Genrehorror, thriller, melodrama, drama, crime, detective
CharactersRobots, Aliens, Lawyers, Androids, Cats
PlotObsession, Love triangle, Jealousy, Seduction, Mystery
StyleUnexpected ending, Fascinating, Tense, Fancy

A surrogate mother harbors a deadly secret desire for a family of her own with the husband who is expecting to raise her child.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, Hungary
CharactersLesbians, Insects, Maids
PlotPassion, Obsession, Loneliness
StyleRomantic, Atmospheric, Makes me think

Day in and day out, lovers Cynthia and Evelyn enact an elaborate sadomasochistic fantasy as mistress and maid. But as their ritual of domination and submission begins to turn stale, Cynthia yearns for something more conventional, while Evelyn tries to push their taboos even further.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Pupils
PlotLove triangle
PlaceSchool, Scotland, Boarding school
StyleAction, To cry, Touching

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.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryAustralia, United Kingdom
CharactersTeens, Autistic, Losers
PlotLife, First love, Mental disorders, Swimming, Birthday
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Gloomy, Touching, Serious

Thomas is turning 16. His dad's in the army and they've just moved to a town in New South Wales; his mom is pregnant; his older brother, Charlie, who's autistic, has his own adolescent sexual issues. Thomas finds Charlie an embarrassment in public, so when Thomas is attracted to Jackie, a girl in his swim class, Charlie presents any number of obstacles when she drops by their house, when the three of them go for a walk, and during a family birthday dinner. Can Thomas find a way to enter the world of teen romance and still be his brother's keeper, or is Charlie's disability going to prove more than Thomas can handle?

Markimdb: 6.9
Genremelodrama, drama
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Students
PlotObsession, Seduction
StyleTo cry, Serious

A philosophy professor has an illicit affair with one of his students, a bright yet troubled girl who lives alone.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genremelodrama, drama
PlotLove, Obsession
StyleRomantic, To cry, Touching, Serious

A privileged girl and a charismatic boy's instant desire sparks a love affair made only more reckless by parents trying to keep them apart.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryLuxembourg, France
CharactersDogs, Teens, Spiders, Sisters
PlotFight, First love, Missing father
PlaceBeach, Cemetery
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Touching, Serious

The story of an adult and a teenage couple during a brief summer holiday by the sea. While Nic's parents remain trapped in a precarious mutual dependency despite repeated attempts at reconciliation, their 12-year-old son tries to come to terms with his father's traumatizing violent outbursts in games with other children. He tries to teach Marie, who is of his age and suffers from her own relationship with her father, to feel nothing. In fact, both of them are transformed by their experience of the joys and pains of first love.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genrefantasy, drama, detective
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Students
PlotFight, Loneliness, Death, Supernatural, Pursuit
PlaceSchool, USA
StyleAction, By books, Fascinating, Fancy, Gloomy

No one seemed to care about Jamie Marks until after his death. Hoping to find the love and friendship he never had in life, Jamie’s ghost visits former classmate Adam McCormick, drawing him into the bleak world between the living and the dead.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersTeens, Lesbians, Friends
PlotPassion, Obsession, Friendship, Gems
StyleSoulful, Gloomy, Touching, Serious

In the Yorkshire countryside, working-class tomboy Mona meets the exotic, pampered Tasmin. Over the summer season, the two young women discover they have much to teach one another, and much to explore together.

Markimdb: 6
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersDogs, Horses, Gay, Lawyers, Orphans
PlotLove, Money, Obsession, Friendship, Death
PlaceItaly, Kitchen, Beach
TimeNew Year
StyleFascinating, Tense, Disturbing

A young Englishman plots revenge against his mysterious, beautiful cousin, believing that she murdered his guardian. But his feelings become complicated as he finds himself falling under the beguiling spell of her charms.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryItaly, France, United Kingdom
CharactersTeens, Heroes
StyleExciting, To cry, Soulful, Fascinating, Tense

The story of a normal Italian family in which come out the dreams of those who have lost their possibilities and of those who want to realize them. Carlo and Giulia are a married couple who have each given up their aspirations in order to live an average life. Their 19-year-old son, Paolo, is having trouble finding an identity, while their 18-year-old daughter, Valentina, has already figured out how to use sex to her advantage. The family goes through a crisis when Carlo begins having an affair, Giulia attempt to seduce the director of a local stage production she is in, and Valentina does what she does best to land an audition for a TV show

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, Italy, USA
CharactersTerrorists, Scientists, Writers, Orphans
PlotDancing, Motorcycles, Loneliness
PlaceAircraft, Italy, Estate
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Fascinating, Gloomy, Serious

Emily Delahunty is an eccentric British romance novelist who lives in Umbria in central Italy. One day while travelling, the train she is on is bombed by terrorists. After she wakes up in a hospital, she invites three of the other survivors of the disaster to stay at her Italian villa for recuperation. Of these are The General, a retired British Army veteran, Werner, a young German man, and Aimee, a young American girl who has now become mute after her parents were both killed in the explosion.

Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersTeens, Losers
PlotFriendship, Loneliness, First love, Depression, Hip Hop
PlaceNew York
StyleSmart, Fancy, Black humor, Touching

Set in New York City in the sweltering summer, The Wackness tells the story of a troubled teenage drug dealer, who trades pot for therapy sessions with a drug-addled psychiatrist. Things get more complicated when he falls for one of his classmates, who just happens to be the doctors daughter. This is a coming-of-age story about sex, drugs, music and what it takes to be a man.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Autistic, Losers, Child Prodigies
PlotMental disorders
PlaceEngland, Asia
StyleTo cry, Cute, Touching

A socially awkward teenage math prodigy finds new confidence and new friendships when he lands a spot on the British squad at the International Mathematics Olympiad.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryItaly, France
CharactersTeens, Terrorists, Students, Cats
PlotLove, Dancing, Obsession, Love triangle
PlacePrison, School, Italy
StyleExplicit scenes, Serious

An Italian high school student becomes infatuated with a woman he sees outside his class window. Her fiancée is in jail for being involved in a radical movement, and she spends much time in court providing moral support. At first she resists the student's advances, but eventually begins an affair with him. Their situation is condemned by her family and his father, who is the woman's psychologist.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, adventure, biography
CharactersTeens, Gay, Thieves, Musicians
PlotLove, On real events, Travel, Basketball
PlaceAircraft, USA
StyleSoulful, Fascinating, Fancy, Black humor

A mother takes her two sons on an unusual road trip from New York. Pittsburgh, St. Louis and eventually Hollywood in her quest to find a man to take care of them all.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersTeens, Writers, Twins
StyleTo cry, Fascinating, Touching, Gothic, Serious

Biographer Margaret Lea travels to the isolated rural mansion of the famous writer Vida Winter, who asks her to write her biography. Although initially she is reluctant, as Vida is known for constantly distorting the facts of her life, Margaret soon becomes fascinated with the story of a dark childhood, a disturbing tale that leads her to finally confront the traumas of her own past.

Markimdb: 4.9
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryUSA, Germany, Canada
PlotInvestigation, Obsession, Mystery, Missing people
PlaceCollege, Party
StyleAction, Twisted plot, By books, Atmospheric, Gloomy

A psychological thriller about a senior at one of America's most prestigious universities. Under enormous pressure to complete her thesis and earn a top job at one of the world's most competitive consulting firms, Katie is still coping with the sudden unexplained disappearance of her first love two years prior. As the investigation continues, Katie is forced to choose between past passions and new possibilities, even as new facts are uncovered.

Markimdb: 5.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CharactersTeens, Lesbians, Psychologists, Hippies, Photographers
PlotLove, On real events, Basketball, Obsession, Friendship
PlaceSchool, Russia, Party, Hospitals, USA
StyleLight, By books, Fascinating, Tense, Touching

A sex therapist goes through puberty after the successful removal of a benign tumor resting against his pituitary gland. He experiences all the changes and effects of puberty over a three-week period.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryFrance, Mexico, USA
PlotLove, Passion, Obsession, Seduction, Fate
StyleExciting, Atmospheric, Tense, Explicit scenes

A young man is plunged into a life of subterfuge, deceit and mistaken identity in pursuit of a femme fatale whose heart is never quite within his grasp

Markimdb: 5.5
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
PlotPassion, Obsession

A woman grows suspicious of her controlling husband after she discovers secrets about the women in his past.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryFrance, USA
PlotLoneliness, Depression
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Atmospheric, Fancy, Gloomy

As the devoutly single Don Johnston is dumped by his latest girlfriend, he receives an anonymous pink letter informing him that he has a son who may be looking for him.

Markimdb: 8.4
Genremelodrama, drama, crime
PlotOn real events, First love
StyleTo cry, Smart, Gloomy, Touching, Serious

A boy experiences first love, friendships and injustices growing up in 1960s Taiwan.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genremelodrama, drama, crime
CountryRepublic of Ireland
CharactersTeens, Kings, Teachers, Angels, Thieves
PlotLove, Dancing, Obsession, Friendship, Death
PlaceIreland, Beach
StyleRomantic, Gloomy, Serious

Pig and Runt born on the same day, in the same hospital, moments apart. Twins, all but by bloodline. Inseparable from birth, they are almost telepathic. They are one, needing no one else, inhabiting a delicate, insular and dangerous world where they make their own rules and have their own language. But days before their 17th birthday the balance of their world begins to shift. Pig's sexual awakening and jealousy begins to threaten their private universe.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
CharactersTeens, Losers, Celebrities
PlaceSmall cities
StyleFancy, Touching

Movie star Roxy Carmichael is abandoning the bright lights of Hollywood, Calif. and returning to her small Ohio hometown -- at least long enough to dedicate a city building. And now the whole town of Clyde is bracing for Carmichael's return, most of all her now-married old flame Denton Webb and troubled teen Dinky Bossetti. An orphan with few friends, Dinky is convinced that Carmichael is her birth mother, and that the actress will reclaim her when she returns.