10 best movies like The Breakfast Club (1985)

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The Breakfast Club 1985
Five high school students, all different stereotypes, meet in detention, where they pour their hearts out to each other, and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought.
List of the best movies like The Breakfast Club (1985): Terri, Dirty Girl, The Map of Tiny Perfect Things, Beaver Falls, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, 10,000 Saints, Geek Charming, Middle of Nowhere, The DUFF, My First Mister.

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Terri (2011)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA

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

Dirty Girl (2010)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:30

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

The Map of Tiny Perfect Things (2021)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama
CountryUSA

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.

Beaver Falls (2011)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom

Three British graduates blag jobs at an elite American summer camp. The guys want a summer of fun, but they have to set an example to the gorgeous teenage offspring of California's rich and powerful.

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:30

Greg is coasting through senior year of high school as anonymously as possible, avoiding social interactions like the plague while secretly making spirited, bizarre films with Earl, his only friend. But both his anonymity and friendship threaten to unravel when his mother forces him to befriend a classmate with leukemia.

10,000 Saints (2015)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genrecomedy, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration02:23

A sweeping multigenerational story set against the backdrop of the raw, roaring New York City of the late 1980s; adoption, teen pregnancy, drugs, hardcore punk rock, the unbridled optimism and reckless stupidity of the young—and old—are all major elements in this heart-aching tale of the son of diehard hippies and his strange odyssey through the extremes of late 20th century youth culture.

Geek Charming (2011)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:38

Dylan Schoenfield is the pink princess of the upscale Los Angeles Woodlands Academy. She has the coolest boyfriend, the most popular friends, and a brand-new it bag that everyone covets. But when she accidentally tosses her Serge Sanchez bag into a fountain, this princess comes face-to-face with her own personal frog, self-professed film geek Josh Rosen. In return for rescuing Dylan's bag, Josh convinces Dylan to let him film her for his documentary on high school popularity. Reluctantly, Dylan lets F-list Josh into her A-list world, and is shocked to realize that sometimes nerds can be pretty cool. But when Dylan's so-called prince charming of a boyfriend dumps her flat, her life and her social status comes to a crashing halt. Can Dylan win the Woodlands Academy Fall Formal Blossom Queen crown? Can Josh win the Woodlands Academy 10th Annual Film Festival? Can Dylan, with Josh's help, pull the pieces together to create her own happily-ever-after?

Middle of Nowhere (2008)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:35

The film follows Grace, a young woman whose irresponsible mother blows her college fund on her younger sister's beauty pageant campaign.

The DUFF (2015)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:38

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.

My First Mister (2001)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryGermany, USA
Duration02:26

Leelee Sobieski is brash, abrasive and vulnerable as a teenage child of divorce who hides her pain behind a mask of hard-edged gothic rebellion. Albert Brooks plays a man who is her total opposite, a precise and well-ordered menswear store owner of forty-nine who manages limited expectations and protects lonely secrets with pleasant ritual and quiet, ironic reserve. These two total opposites collide in conflict then come together in a surprising alliance, changing each other's lives forever.

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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.

Charlie Bartlett (2008)
Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:37

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.

Geography Club (2013)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genremelodrama, musical, short
CountryUSA
Duration01:24

A coming-of-age movie that tells a story unfolding in every high school around the country -- a story of kids hiding their true identities in plain sight, even as they feverishly pursue their hearts' desires.

Dope (2015)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:31

Malcolm is carefully surviving life in a tough neighborhood in Los Angeles while juggling college applications, academic interviews, and the SAT. A chance invitation to an underground party leads him into an adventure that could allow him to go from being a geek, to being dope, to ultimately being himself.

Zoolander 2 (2016)
Markimdb: 4.7
Genreaction, comedy, melodrama, adventure, short, detective
CountryUSA, Italy
Duration02:36

Derek and Hansel are modelling again when an opposing company attempts to take them out from the business.

The Last Summer (2019)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA
Duration02:20

Standing on the precipice of adulthood, a group of friends navigate new relationships, while reexamining others, during their final summer before college.

Mistress America (2015)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:30

Tracy, a lonely college freshman in New York, is rescued from her solitude by her soon-to-be stepsister Brooke, an adventurous gal about town who entangles her in alluringly mad schemes. Mistress America is a comedy about dream-chasing, score-settling, makeshift families, and cat-stealing.

Pariah (2011)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:26

A Brooklyn teenager juggles conflicting identities and risks friendship, heartbreak, and family in a desperate search for sexual expression.

Kelly & Cal (2014)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA

Punk-rocker turned suburban mom, Kelly, is nostalgic for a life she can no longer have and uncertain of a future she doesn’t yet fit in. Seventeen-year-old Cal is frustrated at his lack of control over the hand he's been dealt. When the two strike up an unlikely friendship, it's the perfect spark needed to thrust them both back to life.

Adult World (2013)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:33

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.

Paper Man (2009)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:51

A coming-of-middle-age comedy that chronicles the unlikely friendship between failed author Richard Dunne and a Long Island teen who teaches him a thing or two about growing up, all under the disapproving eye of his long-suffering wife and his imaginary Superhero friend.

Ashby (2015)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:24

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.

Good Boys (2019)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration03:19

A group of young boys on the cusp of becoming teenagers embark on an epic quest to fix their broken drone before their parents get home.

Struck by Lightning (2012)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA, Mexico
Duration01:30

After being struck and killed by lightning, a young man recounts the way he blackmailed his fellow classmates into contributing to his literary magazine.

The Late Bloomer (2016)
Markimdb: 5.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA

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.

LOL (2012)
Markimdb: 4.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:37

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.

Hairbrained (2013)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genrefantasy, comedy, drama
CountryUSA

A 14 year old genius gets rejected by Harvard and ends up at a much lower ranked school where he makes friends with a mature student.

It's Kind of a Funny Story (2010)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:41

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

The Way Way Back (2013)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:43

Over the course of his summer break, a teenager comes into his own thanks in part to the friendship he strikes up with one of the park's managers.

My Bodyguard (1980)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, drama, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:42

Clifford Peach, an easygoing teenager, is finding less than easy to fit in at his new high school, where a tough-talking bully terrorizes his classmates and extorts their lunch money. Refusing to pay up, Clifford enlist the aid of an overgrown misfit whose mere presence intimidates students and teachers alike. But their "business relationship" soon turns personal as Clifford and the troubled loner forge a winning alliance against their intimidators - and a very special friendship with each other.




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