10 best movies like Wild Child (2008)

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Wild Child 2008
Rebellious 16 year old Poppy from Mailibu is sent to an English boarding school. Realising her Father isn't coming back to rescue her she tries to get expelled.
List of the best movies like Wild Child (2008): Son of Rambow, West Is West, Terri, Submarine, Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging, The Late Bloomer, Beaver Falls, Angus, Sing Street, Red Nose Day Actually.

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Son of Rambow (2007)
Markimdb: 7
Genreaction, comedy, drama, adventure, family
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, Germany, USA
Duration01:36

Will Proudfoot (Bill Milner) is looking for an escape from his family's stifling home life when he encounters Lee Carter (Will Poulter), the school bully. Armed with a video camera and a copy of "Rambo: First Blood", Lee plans to make cinematic history by filming his own action-packed video epic. Together, these two newfound friends-turned-budding-filmmakers quickly discover that their imaginative ― and sometimes mishap-filled ― cinematic adventure has begun to take on a life of its own!

West Is West (2010)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:43

Comedy sequel to "East Is East". Manchester, North of England, 1975. The now much diminished, but still claustrophobic and dysfunctional, Khan family continues to struggle for survival. Sajid, the youngest Khan, the runt of the litter, is deep in pubescent crisis under heavy assault both from his father's tyrannical insistence on Pakistani tradition, and from the fierce bullies in the schoolyard. So, in a last, desperate attempt to 'sort him out', his father decides to pack him off to Mrs Khan No 1 and family in the Punjab, the wife and daughters he had abandoned 35 years earlier. It is not long before Ella Khan (Mrs Khan No2) with a small entourage from Salford, England, swiftly follows to sort out the mess, past and present.

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.

Submarine (2011)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:37

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.

Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging (2008)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:40

Georgia Nicolson is fourteen, lives with nosey parents who don't understand her, an annoying three year old sister and has to wear a beret to school. She would, however, rather be blonde, have a smaller nose and a boyfriend. Revolving around her hilarious journal entries, prepare to be engulfed in the world of the soaring joys and bottomless angst of being a teenager.

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.

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.

Angus (1995)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, Germany, USA
Duration01:30

Angus is a large, pathetic 14 year old whose thoughts are most often filled with the image of one Melissa Lefevre. Angus is shy and thinks that he has no chance of ever 'getting' her. Being especially uncool, he is incredibly surprised (along with the rest of the school) that he is chosen to dance with her at the Winter Ball. The only one not surprised is the cool-kid who set him up to fail, but Angus' best friend is going to help him win the heart of Melissa by developing a new look for him

Sing Street (2016)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, music
CountryRepublic of Ireland, United Kingdom
Duration02:36

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.

Red Nose Day Actually (2017)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, short
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, France

Fourteen years after the events of the first film, a series of encounters between people in Britain reminds us that in these different times Love, actually exists.

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Time Freak (2018)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrefantastic, comedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:40

Stillman, a heartbroken physics student, builds a time machine when his girlfriend breaks up with him. Going back in time, he attempts to save their relationship by fixing every mistake he made—while dragging his best friend along in the process.

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 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."

Simon Birch (1998)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrecomedy, drama, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:54

Simon Birch and Joe Wenteworth are boys who have a reputation for being oddballs. Joe never knew his father, and his mother, Rebecca, is keeping her lips sealed no matter how much he protests. Simon, meanwhile, is an 11-year-old dwarf whose outsize personality belies his small stature. Indeed, he often assails the local reverend with thorny theological questions and joins Joe on his quest to find his biological father.

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.

Flipped (2010)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:30

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.

Anywhere But Here (1999)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:54

In this adaptation of the Mona Simpson novel, single mother Adele August is bad with money, and even worse when it comes to making decisions. Her straight-laced daughter, Ann, is a successful high school student with Ivy League aspirations. When Adele decides to pack up and move the two of them from the Midwest to Beverly Hills, Calif., to pursue her dreams of Hollywood success, Ann grows frustrated with her mother's irresponsible and impulsive ways.

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.

Class (1983)
Markimdb: 6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:34

Naive Midwestern prep student Jonathan bonds with his more worldly roommate, Skip, who takes the small-town boy under his wing. At Skip's urging, the inexperienced Jonathan is emboldened to seek out older women in the cocktail lounges of nearby Chicago, where he meets and beds the alluring Ellen, who unfortunately turns out to be Skip's mother. The division between the friends is further deepened when a cheating scandal engulfs the school.

Pride (2014)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genrecomedy, drama, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, USA
Duration02:00

Based on a true story, the film is set in the summer of 1984 – when Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is on strike. At the Gay Pride March in London, a group of gay and lesbian activists decides to raise money to support the families of the striking miners. But there is a problem - the union seems embarrassed to receive their support. However the activists are not deterred. They decide to ignore the union and go direct to the miners. They identify a mining village of Onllwyn, in the Dulais Valley in Wales, and later set off in a mini bus to make their donation in person. And so begins the extraordinary story of two seemingly alien communities who form a surprising and ultimately triumphant partnership.

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.

#realityhigh (2017)
Markimdb: 5.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA

When nerdy high schooler Dani finally attracts the interest of her longtime crush, she lands in the cross hairs of his ex, a social media celebrity.

Somers Town (2008)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom

Two teenagers, both newcomers to London, forge an unlikely friendship over the course of a hot summer. Tomo (Thomas Turgoose) is a runaway from Nottingham; Marek (Piotr Jagiello) lives in the district of Somers Town, between King's Cross and Euston stations, where his dad is working on a new rail link.

Try Seventeen (2002)
Markimdb: 6
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryCanada, USA
Duration01:44

Teenager Jones has opted not to go to college and is instead renting a room in a boarding house to work on his writing skills. Soon, Jones finds himself dividing his time between two women: a young actress named Lisa and a photographer named Jane. After Jane's ex-boyfriend arrives to help her recover from a car accident, Jones begins to understand just how much he cares for her.

Spike Island (2012)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy, drama, music
CountryUnited Kingdom

Teenage musicians travel to England's Spike Island in the hope of attending an outdoor performance by their favorite band, the Stone Roses.

Fighting with My Family (2019)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, drama, biography, sport
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Mexico
Duration02:28

Born into a tight-knit wrestling family, Paige and her brother Zak are ecstatic when they get the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to try out for the WWE. But when only Paige earns a spot in the competitive training program, she must leave her loved ones behind and face this new cutthroat world alone. Paige's journey pushes her to dig deep and ultimately prove to the world that what makes her different is the very thing that can make her a star.

Easy A (2010)
Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:32

Olive, an average high school student, sees her below-the-radar existence turn around overnight once she decides to use the school's gossip grapevine to advance her social standing. Now her classmates are turning against her and the school board is becoming concerned, including her favorite teacher and the distracted guidance counselor. With the support of her hilariously idiosyncratic parents and a little help from a long-time crush, Olive attempts to take on her notorious new identity and crush the rumor mill once and for all.

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.

The Clique (2008)
Markimdb: 5.2
Genrecomedy, drama, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:27

A young girl tries to fit in with a clique of popular middle school girls after moving into the guest house of one of their homes.

Dating Amber (2021)
Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryRepublic of Ireland, United Kingdom, USA, Belgium

Eddie and Amber decide to stage a relationship in order to stop everyone speculating about their sexuality. Eddie is keen to follow his dad into the military, while Amber dreams of moving to the liberal hub of London. The plan seems solid, but as their arrangement begins to fall apart, Eddie’s denial gets deeper as Amber realizes that a perilous future awaits her best friend unless she intervenes.




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