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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: 6.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:35
CharactersTeens, Friends, Losers, Partners
PlotFriendship, Uprising
PlaceSmall cities
TimeSummer
StyleTo cry

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

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:38
CharactersTeens, Gay, Friends
PlotFriendship
PlaceSmall cities
TimeSummer
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Explicit scenes, Touching

A gay teenager finds out who he is and what he wants, who his friends are, and who loves him, in this autobiographical tale set in middle U.S. in the 1980s. Growing up, learning about life, love, sex, friends, and lovers.

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: 6.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:48
CharactersDogs, Teens, Friends
PlotFriendship
PlaceSmall cities
TimeWorld War II
StyleTo cry, Cute, Soulful, Atmospheric, Touching

Henry and Nicky are small town pals from blue collar families with only a short time before they ship off to World War II. Henry begins romancing new-to-town Caddie Winger, believing her to be wealthy. Mischievious and irresponsible, Nicky gets into trouble which forces the other two to become involved, testing their relationship, as well as the friendship between the boys.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:38
CharactersTeens, Friends
PlotDancing, Friendship
PlaceBeach
StyleTo cry, Touching

Summer of 1963. Carson is getting married to her boyfriend so her friends Melaina, Pudge and Luanne take her to Myrtle Beach for one last irresponsible weekend.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryGermany
CharactersCelebrities
PlotLove, Friendship, Fate
PlaceUSA
StyleTo cry, Cute, Touching, Serious

A romantic drama set in 1961 that follows a young studio extra's ambitious efforts to reunite with the French girl he loves after being separated by the construction of the Berlin Wall.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryGermany, USA
Duration02:26
CharactersTeens, Friends, Losers, Partners
PlotFriendship
StyleTo cry, Smart, Touching, Gothic

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.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, crime, music
CountryUSA
CharactersTeens, Friends
PlotFriendship, Hip Hop
PlaceUSA
StyleHeavy, Touching, Serious

As four friends prepare for life after high school, different challenges bring about turning points in each of their lives. The dramas unfold and resolve at their local rollerskating rink, Cascade.

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: 6.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:59
CharactersFriends, Archaeologists
PlotDancing, Friendship
PlaceCollege
StyleTo cry, Touching

Four young women continue the journey toward adulthood that began with "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants." Now three years later, these lifelong friends embark on separate paths for their first year of college and the summer beyond, but remain in touch by sharing their experiences with each other.

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: 6.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountrySpain
CharactersTeens, Gay, Friends
PlotFriendship
PlaceSmall cities
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Touching, Serious

A Spanish coming of age story focusing on the antics of two 17 year olds, who have a posh beach house almost all to themselves one summer. This is also a summer of sexual awakenings.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersDogs, Teens, Friends
PlotFriendship
PlaceSchool
StyleTo cry, Touching, Serious

The story of an aspiring young filmmaker's encounter with a grumpy fount of movie lore.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:56
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: 6.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:44
CharactersTeens, Friends
PlaceSmall cities
StyleRomantic, Light, To cry, Cute, Touching

Three teenage girls come of age while working at a pizza parlor in Mystic Connecticut.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genrecomedy, drama, family
CountryUSA
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Friends, Nuns, Priests
PlotLife, Friendship, Death, Religious, Family life
PlacePrison, School
StyleTo cry, Touching

The tale of a ten-year-old boy in a Catholic school who, following the death of his beloved grandfather, embarks on a quest to discover the meaning of life.

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: 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: 5.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:46
CharactersTeens, Pregnant, Friends, Parents
PlotWedding, Life, Friendship, Family life
StyleTo cry, Cute, Fascinating, Smart, Touching

Jake and Kristy Briggs are newlyweds. Being young, they are perhaps a bit unprepared for the full reality of marriage and all that it (and their parents) expect from them. Do they want babies? Their parents certainly want them to. Is married life all that there is? Things certainly aren't helped by Jake's friend Davis, who always seems to turn up just in time to put a spanner in the works.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:38
CharactersTeens, Friends
PlotFriendship
PlaceBeach, USA, Los Angeles
StyleTo cry, By books

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?

Markimdb: 6
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime, military
CountryUSA
CharactersTeens, Lesbians, Military, Soldier
PlotFriendship
StyleSoulful, Serious

Marine officer Alexandra is tough enough to kick any guy's ass in a bar fight, but there's one opponent she can't beat: military policy. When she returns to her conservative hometown from Iraq with a mysterious personal life, she finds herself charged with preparing a tempestuous teenage girl to boot camp.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:40
CharactersTeens, Friends, Housewives
PlotFriendship, Divorce, Female friendship
PlaceSmall cities
StyleTo cry, Touching

Waxing nostalgic about the bittersweet passage from childhood to puberty in this tender coming-of-age tale, four childhood girlfriends -- Teeny, Chrissy, Samantha and Roberta -- recall the magical summer of 1970. During their walk down memory lane, they reconcile experiences with boys, secrets, bullies and more.

Markimdb: 6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:19
CharactersTeens, Artists, Friends, Artists
PlotFriendship
TimeWorld War II
StyleInspirational, Touching

A quirky teen with a penchant for war reenactments, Kelly Ernswiler obsesses over military tactics with his buddy Bart. The school bully is one of Kelly's regular headaches, and he also has to deal with a frustrating situation at home, where his father is a recovering drug addict. Kelly's life gets even more complicated when he falls for Tabby, Bart's pretty and soon-to-be-wed older sister.

Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:06
CharactersFamily, Friends, Terminally ill, Widows
PlotLove, Travel, Relationship, Friendship, Death
PlaceIreland
StyleSad ones, To cry, Touching, Serious

A young widow discovers that her late husband has left her 10 messages intended to help ease her pain and start a new life.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:55
CharactersFriends, Cats
PlotTravel, Friendship
StyleTo cry, Fascinating, Gloomy, Makes me think, Touching

Harry is a retired teacher in his 70s living in the Upper West Side of New York City where his late wife and he raised his children--where he's lived all his life. When the building he lives in is torn down to make way for a parking garage, Harry and his beloved cat Tonto begin a journey across the United States, visiting his children, seeing a world he never seemed to have the time to see before, making new friends, and saying goodbye to old friends.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:30
CharactersDogs, Teens, Gay, Thieves, Twins
PlotDancing, Friendship
PlaceOcean
StyleTouching, Serious

In Havana, Raul dreams of escaping to Miami. Accused of assault, he appeals to Elio to help him reach the forbidden world 90 miles across the ocean. One night, full of hope, they face the biggest challenge of their lives.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:50
CharactersTeens, Friends, Maids
PlotFriendship
PlaceSmall cities
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Touching, Serious

Set in South Carolina in 1964, this is the tale of Lily Owens a 14 year-old girl who is haunted by the memory of her late mother. To escape her lonely life and troubled relationship with her father, Lily flees with Rosaleen, her caregiver and only friend, to a South Carolina town that holds the secret to her mother's past.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:29
CharactersFriends
PlotFriendship
PlaceSchool, College
StyleRomantic, To cry, Soulful, Smart, Touching

Unsure of what to do next, 23-year-old Marnie tries her best to navigate life after college. Still partying like there's no tomorrow, Marnie drags herself out of bed for her miserable temp job and can't decide whether she's wasting her time going after best buddy Alex, who doesn't seem to be interested.

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."





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