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20 best movies like Rushmore (1998)

List of the best movies like Rushmore (1998): The Late Bloomer, It's Kind of a Funny Story, Flipped, The Wackness, Lucas, Charlie Bartlett, That's What I Am, The Spectacular Now, Harold and Maude, Ashby.

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Markimdb: 5.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
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: 7.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:41
CharactersTeens, Students, Friends, Losers, Psychiatrists
PlotFriendship, Mental disorders, Depression
PlacePsychiatric hospitals, New York
StyleTo cry, Cute, Touching

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

Markimdb: 7.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:30
CharactersTeens, Students, Girlfriends
PlotLove, First love, Jealousy
PlaceSchool
StyleExciting, Kind, To cry, Cute, Deep Meaning

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.

Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:39
CharactersTeens, Losers
PlotFriendship, Loneliness, First love, Depression, Hip Hop
PlaceNew York
TimeSummer
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: 6.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:40
CharactersTeens, Students, Friends
PlotAmerican Football, Friendship, First love, Rivalry
PlaceSchool
StyleTo cry, Touching

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.

Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:37
CharactersTeens, Students, Bodyguards, Friends, Losers
PlotFriendship, Depression
StyleTo cry

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.

Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:41
CharactersTeens, Gay, Teachers, Students, Writers
PlaceSchool, USA
StyleTo cry

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.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:39
CharactersTeens, Teachers
PlotFriendship, First love
PlaceSchool
TimeGraduation
StyleSoulful, Touching, Serious

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

Markimdb: 7.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:31
CharactersTeens, Friends, Losers
PlotObsession, Friendship, Depression, Love with age difference, Funeral
PlaceCemetery
StyleFancy, Black humor, Touching

The young Harold lives in his own world of suicide-attempts and funeral visits to avoid the misery of his current family and home environment. Harold meets an 80-year-old woman named Maude who also lives in her own world yet one in which she is having the time of her life. When the two opposites meet they realize that their differences don’t matter and they become best friends and love each other.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:24
CharactersTeens, CIA, Hired assassins, Killers, Friends
PlotFriendship, Loneliness, Death, Fate, Moving
PlaceUSA
StyleInteresting, Romantic, Light, Cute, Smart

When new kid in town Ed Wallis is given an assignment to interview an older person, he turns to his mysterious neighbor, Ashby Holt for help. That new connection leads to unexpected journeys for both of them, as Ashby – who turns out to be a retired CIA assassin – deals with a terminal prognosis, and Ed deals with adjusting to life with his newly single mom and developing relationship with a brainy classmate, Eloise.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:37
CharactersTeens, Family, Writers, Parents
PlotLove, Life, First love, Depression, Family life
StyleTwisted plot, Cute, Touching, Heartbreaking

An acclaimed writer, his ex-wife, and their teenaged children come to terms with the complexities of love in all its forms over the course of one tumultuous year.

Markimdb: 5.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:33
CharactersTeens
PlotTravel, Mental disorders, Depression
PlaceCollege, Psychiatric hospitals
StyleRomantic, To cry, Touching, Serious

Matt falls for Casey, the new girl in school. She's fun-loving and eccentric, but there's a darkness to her whimsy that Matt can't begin to comprehend. When Casey attempts to commit suicide, her parents place her in a mental institution. Matt springs her out, and together the young lovers head on a road trip. They believe their love can "cure" Casey's problems. Matt starts to wonder, though, if are they inspired or misguided.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:38
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Friends, Girlfriends, Parents
PlotLove, Friendship, Fate
PlaceSchool, USA
StyleBy books

Bianca's universe turns upside down when she learns that her high school refers to her as a ‘DUFF' (Designated Ugly Fat Friend). Hoping to erase that label, she enlists the help of a charming jock and her favorite teacher. Together they'll face the school's mean girl and remind everyone that we are all someone's DUFF… and that's totally fine.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:33
CharactersFriends, Poets
PlotLove, Revenge, Passion, Friendship, Loneliness
PlaceSchool, College, USA, Small cities
StyleTo cry, Soulful

Amy, a naive college graduate who believes she's destined to be a great poet, begrudgingly accepts a job at a sex shop while she pursues a mentorship with reclusive writer Rat Billings.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:37
CharactersTeens
PlotFriendship, First love
PlaceSchool, Beach
StyleRomantic, Atmospheric

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.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:31
CharactersTeens, Friends, Losers, Parents
PlotLove, Dancing, Passion, Friendship, Chase
PlaceSchool, USA
TimeGraduation
StyleLight

Nicole and Chase live next door to each other but are worlds apart. However, they plot a scheme to date each other in order to attract the interest and jealousy of their respective romantic prey. But in the mist of planning a gala centennial celebration, Nicole and Chase find that the one they always wanted was closer than they ever thought.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:02
CharactersTeens, Teachers
PlotLove, Passion, Loneliness, Depression, Jealousy
PlaceSchool, USA
StyleAtmospheric, Touching

A drama teacher's taboo relationship with an unstable student strikes a nerve in her jealous classmate, sparking a vengeful chain of events within their suburban high school that draws parallels to 'The Crucible'.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersTeens, Gay, Students, Journalists, Friends
PlotDancing, American Football, Uprising
PlaceParty

Eddie "Gonzo" Gilman is starting a revolution. When the wild-eyed rebel journalist is ousted from his prep school's newspaper by its über-popular editor, Eddie fronts an underground movement to give a voice to all the misfits, outcasts, and nerds. Soon the power of the press is in Eddie's hands... but will he use it wisely?

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:28
CharactersTeens, Friends
PlotFriendship, Love triangle, Baseball
PlaceUSA, New York
StyleTouching

Natalie allows her classmate Jeff, who ran away from home after a fight with his stepfather, to stay at her place while her father is away on a business trip. Natalie soon starts dating Jeff's friend James Casey, who isn't as faithful as she thinks, while her best friend Polly falls in love with baseball player Zoo Knudsen.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:41
CharactersBusinessmen, Billionaires, Hermits, Actors, Drivers
PlotLove, On real events, Passion, Relationship, Obsession
PlaceAircraft, Hotels, USA
StyleCute, Touching

It's Hollywood, 1958. Small town beauty queen and devout Baptist virgin Marla Mabrey, under contract to the infamous Howard Hughes, arrives in Los Angeles. At the airport, she meets her driver Frank Forbes, who is engaged to be married to his seventh grade sweetheart and is a deeply religious Methodist. Their instant attraction not only puts their religious convictions to the test, but also defies Hughes' number one rule: No employee is allowed to have any relationship whatsoever with a contract actress. Hughes' behavior intersects with Marla and Frank in very separate and unexpected ways, and as they are drawn deeper into his bizarre world, their values are challenged and their lives are changed.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersTeens, Friends, Losers, Mice
PlotFriendship, Loneliness, Bulimia
PlaceSchool, Small cities
StyleTo cry, Cute, Soulful, Smart, Makes me think

Terri, a pajama-clad, disaffected high school student learns how to engage the world with the help of Mr. Fitzgerald, his assistant principal.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:42
CharactersTeens, Friends
PlotWedding, Friendship, First love, True love
StyleTo cry, Cute, Touching

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.

Markimdb: 4.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:37
CharactersTeens, Friends, Girlfriends, Single mothers
PlotLove, Time travel, Adventure, Travel, Friendship
PlaceUSA
StyleLight

In a world connected by YouTube, iTunes, and Facebook, Lola and her friends navigate the peer pressures of high school romance and friendship while dodging their sometimes overbearing and confused parents. When Lola's mom, Anne, "accidentally" reads her teenage daughter's racy journal, she realizes just how wide their communication gap has grown.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:30
CharactersChildrens, Losers, Orphans, Sheriffs
PlotTravel, Loneliness, First love, Depression
PlaceIslands, Summer camp
StylePsychological problems, To cry, Cute, Soulful, Atmospheric

Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, Moonrise Kingdom tells the story of two twelve-year-olds who fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness. As various authorities try to hunt them down, a violent storm is brewing off-shore – and the peaceful island community is turned upside down in more ways than anyone can handle.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersTeens, Gay, Friends
PlotObsession, Friendship, Depression
PlaceCollege, New York
StyleTo cry, Touching

Dorian realizes he is gay in his final year of high school. He meets another gay youth locally, but remains confused. He starts therapy, then resorts to confession in the Church, and finally comes out to his brother. Dorian then decides to come out to his father; he gets kicked out of the house.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:26
CharactersWidows, Singers
PlotLove, Friendship, Loneliness, Love triangle, Depression
PlaceYachts, USA
StyleRomantic, To cry, Vital signs, Touching

A sudden loss disrupts Carol’s orderly life, propelling her into the dating world for the first time in 20 years. Finally living in the present tense, she finds herself swept up in not one, but two unexpected relationships that challenge her assumptions about what it means to grow old.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:36
CharactersTeens, Cinderella, Pupils, Friends, Losers
PlotLove, Friendship
PlaceSchool
TimeGraduation
StyleTo cry

Andie is an outcast, hanging out either with her older boss, who owns the record store where she works, or her quirky high school classmate Duckie, who has a crush on her. When one of the rich and popular kids at school, Blane, asks Andie out, it seems too good to be true. As Andie starts falling for Blane, she begins to realize that dating someone from a different social sphere is not easy.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, music
CountryRepublic of Ireland, United Kingdom
Duration02:36
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Musicians, Family, Pupils
PlotLove, Dancing, Relationship, Music, Motorcycles
PlaceSchool, Trains, England, Ireland, Metro
StyleTouching, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:30
CharactersTeens, Gay, Teachers, Blonde girls, Friends
PlotAdventure, Friendship
PlaceSchool, USA
StyleCute, Fancy, Touching

When Danielle is banished to special education because of her misbehavior, she joins Clarke on a road trip to discover themselves.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
CharactersTeens, Dogs, Students, Friends, Terminally ill
PlotLove, Time travel, Chess, Recurring day, Relationship
PlaceUSA
StyleRomantic, Kind, Action, Soulful, Fascinating

The film tells the story of quick-witted teen Mark, contentedly living the same day in an endless loop whose world is turned upside-down when he meets mysterious Margaret also stuck in the time loop. Mark and Margaret form a magnetic partnership, setting out to find all the tiny things that make that one day perfect. What follows is a love story with a fantastical twist, as the two struggle to figure out how -- and whether -- to escape their never-ending day.





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