10 best movies like The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)

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The Perks of Being a Wallflower 2012
A coming-of-age story based on the best-selling novel by Stephen Chbosky, which follows 15-year-old freshman Charlie, an endearing and naive outsider who is taken under the wings of two seniors. A moving tale of love, loss, fear and hope - and the unforgettable friends that help us through life.
List of the best movies like The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012): Lucas, The Truth About Jane, The Spectacular Now, Permanent Record, The Half of It, My First Mister, The Myth of the American Sleepover, Some Kind of Wonderful, North Shore, The Black Balloon.

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Lucas (1986)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:40

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.

The Truth About Jane (2000)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA

Jane, a high school teenager, tries to deal with the discovery that she is a lesbian after developing an intense friendship with another girl who makes her discover her true sexuality, which is only the start of Jane's troubles when Jane's unaccepting mother, Janice, struggles with her surprising revelation of brought forth by her only daughter.

The Spectacular Now (2013)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:39

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

Permanent Record (1988)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:31

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.

The Half of It (2020)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA

Shy, straight-A student Ellie is hired by sweet but inarticulate jock Paul, who needs help wooing the most popular girl in school. But their new and unlikely friendship gets tricky when Ellie discovers she has feelings for the same girl.

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.

The Myth of the American Sleepover (2010)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:36

Four young people navigate the suburban wonderland of metro-Detroit looking for love and adventure on the last weekend of summer.

Some Kind of Wonderful (1987)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:35

A young tomboy, Watts, finds her feelings for her best friend, Keith, run deeper than just friendship when he gets a date with the most popular girl in school.

North Shore (1987)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, sport
CountryUSA

On a small stretch of coastline as powerful as a man's will, Rick Kane came to surf the big waves. He found a woman who would show him how to survive, and a challenge unlike any other.

The Black Balloon (2008)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryAustralia, United Kingdom
Duration01:37

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?

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Wrestling Ernest Hemingway (1993)
Markimdb: 7
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:03

Frank, a retired Irish seaman, and Walter, a retired Cuban barber, are two lonely old men trapped in the emptiness of their own lives. When they meet in a park Frank is able to start a conversation after several attempts. They begin to spend time together and become friends. But because of their different characters they often quarrel with each other and finally seperate after Frank misbehaves to Walter's friend Elaine.

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.

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.

Gas Food Lodging (1992)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:41

In the boring desert of New Mexico, a single mother raises her two teenage daughters, Shade and Trudi, whose deepest desire is to leave the dead calm town. Shade is the type to escape in her extravagant fantasies while Trudi is so rebelious it could drive her away.

Harold and Maude (1971)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:31

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.

How to Deal (2003)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:42

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.

Foxfire (1996)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:42

The story of five teenage girls who form an unlikely bond after beating up a teacher who has sexually harassed them. They build a solid friendship but their wild ways begin to get out of control.

One Week Friends (2017)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryJapan
Duration01:03

High school student Yuki Hase (Kento Yamazaki) wants to become close with classmate Kaori Fujimiya (Haruna Kawaguchi) who is alway by herself. Kaori Fujimiya refuses to become close with Yuki Hase, because she forgets her friends every new Monday. Even though Kaori tells Yuki why she doesn't want to become friends, Yuki still wants to become close to her.

Racing with the Moon (1984)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:48

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.

Now and Then (1995)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:40

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.

You & Me Forever (2012)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryDenmark
Duration01:22

When Laura and Christine meet Maria, their friendship takes an intense turn to vulnerability, love and sex.

Beautiful Girls (1996)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA

During a snowy winter in the small fictional town of Knight's Ridge, Massachusetts, a group of lifelong buddies hang out, drink and struggle to connect with the women who affect their decisions, dreams and desires.

Unicorn Store (2017)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genrefantasy, comedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:19

A woman named Kit moves back to her parent's house, where she receives a mysterious invitation that would fulfill her childhood dreams.

A Marine Story (2010)
Markimdb: 6
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime, military
CountryUSA

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.

Somersault (2004)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryAustralia
Duration01:46

Australian teenager Heidi is left with little choice but to leave home after she's caught red-handed with her mother's boyfriend. With few options, Heidi ends up in Jindabyne, a tourist community. Upon meeting Joe at a bar, she pursues a relationship with him and tries to find something resembling a normal home life. Heidi makes small strides by getting a job and finding a place to stay, but her relationship with Joe must overcome more than its share of hurdles.

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.

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.

The Wackness (2008)
Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:39

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.

Very Good Girls (2013)
Markimdb: 6
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:31

Two New York City girls make a pact to lose their virginity during their first summer out of high school. When they both fall for the same street artist, the friends find their connection tested for the first time.

Edge of Seventeen (1998)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:38

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.




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