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20 best movies like The Truth About Jane (2000)

List of the best movies like The Truth About Jane (2000): But I'm a Cheerleader, Shelter, A Marine Story, The Way He Looks, Nico and Dani, The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love, You & Me Forever, Edge of Seventeen, Tart, Get Real.

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Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:25
CharactersTeens, Lesbians, Gay, Friends
PlotFriendship
StyleTo cry, Smart, Touching

Megan is an all-American girl. A cheerleader. She has a boyfriend. But Megan doesn't like kissing her boyfriend very much. And she's pretty touchy with her cheerleader friends. Her conservative parents worry that she must be a lesbian and send her off to "sexual redirection" school, where she must, with other lesbians and gays learn how to be straight.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:29
CharactersTeens, Lesbians, Gay
PlotLife, Surfing, Growing up, Family life
StyleSoulful, Touching

Forced to give up his dreams of art school, Zach works dead-end jobs to support his sister and her son. Questioning his life, he paints, surfs and hangs out with his best friend, Gabe. When Gabe's older brother returns home for the summer, Zach suddenly finds himself drawn into a relationship he didn't expect.

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: 7.9
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryBrazil
Duration01:36
CharactersTeens, Gay, Friends, Blind
PlotFriendship
PlaceSchool
StyleRomantic, To cry, Cute, Touching, Serious

Leonardo is a blind teenager dealing with an overprotective mother while trying to live a more independent life. To the disappointment of his best friend, Giovana, he plans to go on an exchange program abroad. When Gabriel, a new student in town, arrives at their classroom, new feelings blossom in Leonardo making him question his plans.

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: 6.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:34
CharactersTeens, Lesbians
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Touching

An adventurous love story between two young women of different social and economic backgrounds who find themselves going through all the typical struggles of a new romance.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryDenmark
Duration01:22
CharactersTeens, Lesbians, Friends
PlotDancing, Money, Friendship, Jealousy
PlaceSchool, Party
StyleSoulful, Gloomy, Touching, Serious

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

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: 4.7
Genremelodrama, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:47
CharactersTeens, Friends
PlotFriendship, Jealousy
PlaceSchool, Party
StyleAction, To cry, Soulful, Serious

A student will do anything to become part of the "in-crowd" at the exclusive school she attends in New York.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:48
CharactersTeens, Gay, Friends
PlotFriendship
PlaceEngland
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Touching

Steven spends his school days longing for all-star athlete John. But John has a gorgeous girlfriend, and Steven is still in the closet about being gay. The only one who knows the teenager's secret is his friend Linda. After a curious run-in with John in a public restroom, Steven starts to wonder if the jock is straight after all. When they start a romance, it threatens to expose the truth about both of them.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:41
CharactersTeens, Single mothers
PlaceDeserts, Small cities
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Touching, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:31
CharactersTeens, Musicians, Friends, Losers
PlotMusic, Friendship, Death
PlaceSchool
StyleSoulful, Gloomy, Touching, Serious

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.

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: 7.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:49
CharactersTeens, Gay, Childrens
PlotLove, Friendship
PlacePrison, School, Africa
StyleExciting, Cute, Soulful, Fascinating, Touching

Everyone deserves a great love story. But for seventeen-year old Simon Spier it's a little more complicated: he's yet to tell his family or friends he's gay and he doesn't know the identity of the anonymous classmate he's fallen for online.

Markimdb: 5.2
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:36
CharactersTeens, Terminally ill
PlotLove triangle
PlaceSmall cities
StyleRomantic, To cry, Soulful, Touching, Serious

Three lives of three young people intersect over the course of one summer. A rich student and a young working-class man accidentally destroy a diner when their impromptu road race takes a disastrous turn. Ordered by a judge to spend the summer repairing the building, they find themselves becoming rivals for the affections of the owner's daughter.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:42
CharactersTeens, Pupils, Friends, Losers, Introverts
PlotRelationship, Friendship, First love, Growing up
PlaceSchool
StyleSoulful, By books, Touching

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.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:42
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Friends, Losers
PlotTravel, Revenge, Friendship, Uprising
PlacePrison, School, College
StyleSoulful, Touching, Serious

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.

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: 6.7
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:26
CharactersTeens, Lesbians, Friends
PlotPassion, Obsession, Friendship, Gems
PlaceEngland
TimeSummer
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: 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: 6.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:36
CharactersTeens, Friends
PlotFriendship
TimeSummer
StyleTo cry, Touching, Serious

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

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: 7.1
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:35
CharactersTeens, Friends, Partners
PlotFriendship, Love triangle
PlaceSchool
StyleTo cry, Touching

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.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersGay, Students, Friends
PlaceSchool, New York
StyleSoulful, Touching, Serious

Carter, a troubled teen stays with a friend of his dads and starts flirting with her son Danny. After the weekend school returns, however Carter a school jock tells Danny he does not want to be seen with him at school. Their relationship grows outside school hours though & soon enough Danny falls in love with Carter & after Danny is attacked romance ensures, but can it last.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryAustralia
CharactersGay, Friends
PlotFriendship, Family life
PlaceAustralia
StyleSoulful, Touching, Serious

Nineteen-year-old Ari confronts both his sexuality and his Greek family. Ari despises his once-beloved parents, former radical activists, for having entombed themselves in insular tradition. Ari is obsessed with gay sex, although he does make an unenthusiastic attempt to satisfy the sister of one of his best friends. While all of this is going on, he's facing problems with his traditional Greek parents, who have no clue about his sexual activities.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama
CountrySingapore, Japan, Taiwan, France
Duration01:39
CharactersFriends, Maids
PlotLife, Friendship, Family life
PlaceSchool, Asia
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Fascinating, Gloomy, Touching

Set in the mid 1990s in Singapore, ILOILO chronicles the relationship between a family and their maid from Ilo Ilo, a province in the Philippines.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:50
CharactersTeens
PlotObsession
PlaceSmall cities
StyleRomantic, To cry, Soulful, Touching, Serious

In the 1950s, brothers Jacey and Doug Holt, who come from the poorer side of their sleepy Midwestern town, vie for the affections of the wealthy, lovely Abbott sisters. Lady-killer Jacey alternates between Eleanor and Alice, wanting simply to break the hearts of rich young women. But sensitive Doug has a real romance with Pamela, which Jacey and the Abbott patriarch, Lloyd, both frown upon.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Kenya, France
CharactersTeachers, Students
PlotOn real events
PlaceVillage, School, Africa
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Touching, Serious

The true story of an 84 year-old Kenyan villager and ex Mau Mau freedom fighter who fights for his right to go to school for the first time to get the education he could never afford.

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: 6.8
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.





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