Movies like Hounddog 2007

A drama set in the American South, where a precocious, troubled girl finds a safe haven in the music and movement of Elvis Presley.

If you already watched and love Hounddog, you will love these. Below is the list of movies similar to Hounddog.

1 White Oleander 2002

A teenager journeys through a series of foster homes after her mother goes to prison for committing a crime of passion.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Peter Kosminsky

Writers:

Janet Fitch (novel), Mary Agnes Donoghue (screenplay)

Countries:

Germany, United States of America
7.1

2 The Runaways 2010

Joan Jett and Cherie Currie, two rebellious teenagers from Southern California, become the frontwomen for the Runaways -- the now-legendary group that paved the way for future generations of female rockers. Under the Svengali-like influence of impresario Kim Fowley, the band becomes a huge success.

Genres:

Drama, Music

Director:

Floria Sigismondi

Writers:

Floria Sigismondi (screenplay), Cherie Currie (book)

Country:

United States of America
6.5

3 Gardens Of The Night 2008

After being abducted as children, and suffering years of abuse, a teenage boy and girl find themselves living on the street.

Genres:

Crime, Drama

Director:

Damian Harris

Writer:

Damian Harris

Countries:

United Kingdom, United States of America
6.9

4 Thirteen 2003

Tracy is a normal 13-year-old trying to make it in school. After befriending the most popular girl at school, Evie, Tracy's world is turned upside down when Evie introduces her to a world of sex, drugs and cash. But it isn't long before Tracy's new world and attitude finally takes a toll on her, her family, and old friends.

Genre:

Drama

Country:

United States of America
6.8

5 Riding In Cars With Boys 2001

A single mother, with dreams of becoming a writer, has a son at the age of 15 in 1965, and goes through a failed marriage with the drug-addicted father.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama, Romance

Director:

Penny Marshall

Writers:

Beverly D'Onofrio (book), Morgan Ward (screenplay) (as Morgan Upton Ward)

Country:

United States of America
6.5

6 Mean Creek 2004

Teenagers living in small-town Oregon take a boat trip for a birthday celebration. When they get an idea to play a mean trick on the town bully, it suddenly goes too far. Soon they're forced to deal with the unexpected consequences of their actions.

Genres:

Crime, Drama

Director:

Jacob Estes (as Jacob Aaron Estes)

Writer:

Jacob Estes (as Jacob Aaron Estes)

Country:

United States of America
7.2

7 The Life Before Her Eyes 2007

As the 15th anniversary of a fatal high school shooting approaches, former pupil Diana McFee is haunted by memories of the tragedy. After losing her best friend Maureen in the attack, Diana has been profoundly affected by the incident - her seemingly perfect life shaped by the events of that day.

Genres:

Thriller, Drama, Mystery

Director:

Vadim Perelman

Writers:

Laura Kasischke (novel), Emil Stern (screenplay)

Country:

United States of America
6.3

8 Trust 2010

A suburban family is torn apart when fourteen-year-old Annie meets her first boyfriend online. After months of communicating via online chat and phone, Annie discovers her friend is not who he originally claimed to be. Shocked into disbelief, her parents are shattered by their daughter's actions and struggle to support her as she comes to terms with what has happened to her once innocent life.

Genres:

Crime, Drama, Thriller

Director:

David Schwimmer

Country:

United States of America
6.9

9 2:37 2006

A contemporary, ensemble drama telling the complex tale of six high school students whose lives are interwoven with situations that so many of today's youth are faced with. The story takes place during a normal school day. At precisely 2:37 a tragedy will occur, affecting the lives of a group of students and their teachers. As the story unfolds, the individual stories of the six teenagers are revealed, each with its own explosive significance. An unwanted pregnancy unravels a terrible, dark secret; all is not as it appears for the seemingly confident school football hero; an outcast must deal with everyday taunts from his peers; a beautiful young girl battles an eating disorder; a stellar student constantly struggles to win his parents' approval; while another uses drugs to escape from his own demons.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Murali K. Thalluri

Country:

Australia
6.8

10 An American Crime 2007

The true story of suburban housewife Gertrude Baniszewski, who kept a teenage girl locked in the basement of her Indiana home during the 1960s.

Genres:

Crime, Drama

Director:

Tommy O'Haver

Country:

United States of America
7.3

11 Havoc 2005

A wealthy Los Angeles teen and her superficial friends wants to break out of suburbia and experience Southern California's "gangsta" lifestyle. But problems arise when the preppies get in over their heads and provoke the wrath of a violent Latino gang. Suddenly, their role-playing seems a little too real.

Genre:

Crime

Director:

Barbara Kopple

Writers:

Stephen Gaghan (story), Jessica Kaplan (story) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

Germany, United States of America
5.5

12 According To Greta 2009

Greta is a waitress who falls for an ambitious cook at the restaurant where they work. But as their summer romance heats up, she has to overcome the concerns of her grandparents about her boyfriend's criminal past.

Genres:

Drama, Romance

Director:

Nancy Bardawil

Writer:

Michael Gilvary

Country:

United States of America
6.1

13 The Babysitters 2007

Seventeen-year-old Shirley is a good student who works as a babysitter in order to make money for college. One night Michael, a father Shirley works for, confesses he's unhappy with married life. Shirley has a crush on Michael, and seizes this moment to kiss him. Michael is so happy he presents Shirley with a big tip, which gives her an idea. Shirley plans to make extra money by setting up her teenage friends with other unhappy fathers.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

David Ross

Writer:

David Ross

Country:

United States of America
5.6

14 Teenage Dirtbag 2009

A popular high school girl is harassed by a delinquent boy until they are placed in creative writing class together. Through written words, they create a bond, but tragically a bond that cannot withstand her social pressures or his brutal home life.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Regina Crosby

Writer:

Regina Crosby

Country:

United States of America
7

15 Crazy/beautiful 2001

At Pacific Palisades High, a poor Latino falls hard for a troubled girl from the affluent neighborhood.

Genres:

Drama, Romance

Director:

John Stockwell

Country:

United States of America
6.5

16 Speak 2004

Freshman high-school student Melinda has refused to speak ever since she called the cops on a popular summer party. With her old friends snubbing her for being a rat, and her parents too busy to notice her troubles, she folds into herself, trying to hide her secret: that star senior Andy raped her at the party. But Melinda does manage to find solace in her art class headed by Mr. Freeman.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Jessica Sharzer

Writers:

Laurie Halse Anderson (novel), Jessica Sharzer (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7.3

17 Dirty Girl 2010

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

Genres:

Drama, Comedy

Director:

Abe Sylvia

Writer:

Abe Sylvia

Country:

United States of America
6.4

18 Hick 2011

A pistol-packing teen meets an unstable rebel and a cocaine-snorting drifter as she hitchhikes her way out West.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama

Director:

Derick Martini

Writers:

Andrea Portes (screenplay), Andrea Portes (novel)

Country:

United States of America
5.6

19 Twelve 2010

A young drug dealer watches as his high-rolling life is dismantled in the wake of his cousin's murder, which sees his best friend arrested for the crime.

Genres:

Thriller, Drama, Action, Crime

Director:

Joel Schumacher

Writers:

Jordan Melamed (screenplay), Nick McDonell (novel)

Countries:

France, United States of America
5.7

20 Dakota Skye 2008

For as long as she could remember, Dakota Skye has been cursed with a super power. She has the ability to see the truth in any lie she hears. From small, harmless white lies, to the more devious kind, they have come from the people that she should trust the most; her family, friends and teachers. These lies have snowballed, leading to her becoming bitter and apathetic towards the world around her.

Genres:

Drama, Romance

Director:

John Humber

Writer:

Chad J. Shonk

Country:

United States of America
6.6

21 The Quiet 2005

After her widowed father dies, deaf teenager Dot moves in with her godparents, Olivia and Paul Deer. The Deers' daughter, Nina, is openly hostile to Dot, but that does not prevent her from telling her secrets to her silent stepsister, including the fact that she wants to kill her lecherous father.

Genres:

Drama, Thriller

Director:

Jamie Babbit

Country:

United States of America
6.2

22 Odd Girl Out 2005

A mother and her daughter confront the intimidation of teen peer pressure and the emotionally brutalizing social rituals of high school.

Genres:

Drama, Family

Director:

Tom McLoughlin

Writers:

Rachel Simmons (book), Matthew McDuffie (story) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.6

23 Normal Adolescent Behavior 2007

High school student Wendy has an odd relationship with her five friends: They're openly sexual with each other, swapping partners every week. But this is all thrown into turmoil when she meets Sean, a new student in school who has a crush on her. Wendy wants to be with Sean, but doesn't want to disappoint her friends, whom she has known since grade school. When she does decide to leave them, her best friend, Billie, threatens revenge.

Genres:

Romance, Drama

Director:

Beth Schacter

Writer:

Beth Schacter

Country:

United States of America
5.2

24 Crackheads Gone Wild 2006

Crackheads Gone Wild is a documentary about cocaine users in Atlanta.

Genre:

Documentary