Movies like Reality Bites 1994

A small circle of friends suffering from post-collegiate blues must confront the hard truth about life, love and the pursuit of gainful employment. As they struggle to map out survival guides for the future, the Gen-X quartet soon begins to realize that reality isn't all it's cracked up to be.

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

1 The Virgin Suicides 1999

A group of male friends become obsessed with five mysterious sisters who are sheltered by their strict, religious parents.

Genres:

Drama, Romance

Director:

Sofia Coppola

Writers:

Jeffrey Eugenides (novel), Sofia Coppola

Country:

United States of America
7.2

2 Ghost World 2001

Two quirky, cynical teenaged girls try to figure out what to do with their lives after high school graduation. After they play a prank on an eccentric, middle aged record collector, one of them befriends him, which causes a rift in the girls' friendship.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama

Director:

Terry Zwigoff

Writers:

Daniel Clowes (comic book), Daniel Clowes | 1 more credit »

Countries:

Germany, United Kingdom, United States of America
7.3

3 Heavenly Creatures 1994

Wealthy and precocious teenager Juliet transfers from England to New Zealand with her family, and soon befriends the quiet, brooding Pauline through their shared love of fantasy and literature. When their parents begin to suspect that their increasingly intense and obsessive bond is becoming unhealthy, the girls hatch a dark plan for those who threaten to keep them apart.

Genres:

Drama, Fantasy

Director:

Peter Jackson

Writers:

Fran Walsh (screenplay) (as Frances Walsh), Peter Jackson (screenplay)

Country:

New Zealand
7.3

4 Lost In Translation 2003

Two lost souls visiting Tokyo -- the young, neglected wife of a photographer and a washed-up movie star shooting a TV commercial -- find an odd solace and pensive freedom to be real in each other's company, away from their lives in America.

Genres:

Drama, Romance, Comedy

Director:

Sofia Coppola

Writer:

Sofia Coppola

Countries:

Japan, United States of America
7.7

5 High Fidelity 2000

When record store owner Rob Gordon gets dumped by his girlfriend, Laura, because he hasn't changed since they met, he revisits his top five breakups of all time in an attempt to figure out what went wrong. As Rob seeks out his former lovers to find out why they left, he keeps up his efforts to win Laura back.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama, Romance, Music

Director:

Stephen Frears

Writers:

Nick Hornby (book), D.V. DeVincentis (screenplay) | 3 more credits »

Countries:

United Kingdom, United States of America
7.5

6 St. Elmo's Fire 1985

Seven friends - Alec, Billy, Jules, Kevin, Kirby, Leslie and Wendy - are trying to navigate through life and their friendships following college graduation. Alec, who aspires to political life, has just shown his true colors by changing his allegiance from Democrat to Republican, which freaks out girlfriend Leslie, who he wants to marry. Budding architect Leslie, on the other hand, has an independent streak. She believes she has to make a name for herself to find out who she is before she can truly commit to another person in marriage. But Leslie and Alec have decided to live together. Because Leslie refuses to marry Alec, he believes that justifies certain behavior. Kirby, who wants to become a lawyer and who pays for his schooling by working as a waiter at their local hangout called St. Elmo's Bar, and struggling writer Kevin are currently roommates. They are on opposite extremes of the romance spectrum.

Genres:

Drama, Romance, Comedy

Director:

Joel Schumacher

Country:

United States of America
6.4

7 Buffalo '66 1998

Billy is released after five years in prison. In the next moment, he kidnaps teenage student Layla and visits his parents with her, pretending she is his girlfriend and they will soon marry.

Genres:

Drama, Romance, Comedy

Director:

Vincent Gallo

Writers:

Vincent Gallo (original story), Vincent Gallo (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

United States of America, Canada
7.5

8 Closer 2004

Two couples disintegrate when they begin destructive adulterous affairs with each other.

Genres:

Drama, Romance

Director:

Mike Nichols

Writers:

Patrick Marber (play), Patrick Marber (screenplay)

Country:

United States of America
7.2

9 Romy And Michele's High School Reunion 1997

Two not-too-bright party girls reinvent themselves for their high school reunion. Armed with a borrowed Jaguar, new clothes and the story of their success as the inventors of Post-It notes, Romy and Michele descend on their alma mater, but their fa├žade crumbles quickly.

Genre:

Comedy

Director:

David Mirkin

Writers:

Robin Schiff (play), Robin Schiff (screenplay)

Country:

United States of America
6.2

10 Empire Records 1995

The employees of an independent music store learn about each other as they try anything to stop the store being absorbed by a large chain.

Genres:

Music, Comedy, Drama

Director:

Allan Moyle

Writer:

Carol Heikkinen

Country:

United States of America
6.7

11 Pretty In Pink 1986

Andie is an outcast, hanging out either with her older boss, who owns the record store where she works, or her quirky high school classmate Duckie, who has a crush on her. When one of the rich and popular kids at school, Blane, asks Andie out, it seems too good to be true. As Andie starts falling for Blane, she begins to realize that dating someone from a different social sphere is not easy.

Genres:

Comedy, Romance

Director:

Howard Deutch

Writer:

John Hughes

Country:

United States of America
6.8

12 The Breakfast Club 1985

Five disparate high school students meet in Saturday detention, and discover they have a lot more in common than they thought.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama

Director:

John Hughes

Writer:

John Hughes

Country:

United States of America
7.9

13 Sixteen Candles 1984

A teenage girl deals with her parents forgetting her birthday and a crush on her high school's heartthrob.

Genres:

Comedy, Romance

Director:

John Hughes

Writer:

John Hughes

Country:

United States of America
7.1

14 Clueless 1995

Shallow, rich and socially successful Cher is at the top of her Beverly Hills high school's pecking scale. Seeing herself as a matchmaker, Cher first coaxes two teachers into dating each other. Emboldened by her success, she decides to give hopelessly klutzy new student Tai a makeover. When Tai becomes more popular than she is, Cher realizes that her disapproving ex-stepbrother was right about how misguided she was -- and falls for him.

Genres:

Comedy, Romance

Director:

Amy Heckerling

Writer:

Amy Heckerling

Country:

United States of America
6.8

15 Pump Up The Volume 1990

Mark Hunter is an intelligent but shy teenager who has just moved to suburban Arizona from New York. Unbeknownst to his parents and peers, at 10pm each school night Mark takes to the shortwave radio in his basement and transforms into pirate DJ "Hard Harry". Mark's show, at once thoughtful and profane, becomes an underground hit with students at his high school, inspiring the wrath of his principal and the Federal Communications Commission [FCC].

Genres:

Music, Drama

Director:

Allan Moyle

Writer:

Allan Moyle

Countries:

Canada, United States of America
7.2

16 Dazed And Confused 1993

The adventures of a group of Texas teens on their last day of school in 1976, centering on student Randall Floyd, who moves easily among stoners, jocks and geeks. Floyd is a star athlete, but he also likes smoking weed, which presents a conundrum when his football coach demands he sign a "no drugs" pledge.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama

Director:

Richard Linklater

Country:

United States of America
7.6

17 Say Anything... 1989

A budding romance between noble underachiever Lloyd Dobler and high school valedictorian Diane Court is threatened when Diane's overly possessive, disapproving father interferes with their relationship. With a prized scholarship to study abroad hanging in the balance, Diane must find a way to make both men happy.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama, Romance

Director:

Cameron Crowe

Writer:

Cameron Crowe

Country:

United States of America
7.3

18 Some Kind Of Wonderful 1987

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.

Genres:

Drama, Romance

Director:

Howard Deutch

Writer:

John Hughes

Country:

United States of America
7.1

19 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

20 Girl, Interrupted 1999

Set in the changing world of the late 1960s, Susanna Kaysen's prescribed "short rest" from a psychiatrist she had met only once becomes a strange, unknown journey into Alice's Wonderland, where she struggles with the thin line between normal and crazy. Susanna soon realizes how hard it is to get out once she has been committed, and she ultimately has to choose between the world of people who belong inside or the difficult world of reality outside.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

James Mangold

Writers:

Susanna Kaysen (book), James Mangold (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

Countries:

Germany, United States of America
7.3

21 10 Things I Hate About You 1999

On the first day at his new school, Cameron instantly falls for Bianca, the gorgeous girl of his dreams. The only problem is that Bianca is forbidden to date until her ill-tempered, completely un-dateable older sister Kat goes out, too. In an attempt to solve his problem, Cameron singles out the only guy who could possibly be a match for Kat: a mysterious bad boy with a nasty reputation of his own.

Genres:

Comedy, Romance, Drama

Director:

Gil Junger

Country:

United States of America
7.3

22 Cruel Intentions 1999

Slaking a thirst for dangerous games, Kathryn challenges her stepbrother, Sebastian, to deflower their headmaster's daughter before the summer ends. If he succeeds, the prize is the chance to bed Kathryn. But if he loses, Kathryn will claim his most prized possession.

Genres:

Drama, Romance

Director:

Roger Kumble

Writers:

Choderlos de Laclos (novel), Roger Kumble (screenplay)

Country:

United States of America
6.8

23 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

24 Can't Hardly Wait 1998

It's graduation day at Huntington Hills High, and you know what that means - time to party. And not just any party, either. This one will be a night to remember, as the nerds become studs, the jocks are humiliated, and freshman crushes blossom into grown-up romance.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama, Romance

Country:

United States of America
6.5