Movies like 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.

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

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 Whip It 2009

In Bodeen, Texas, Land Of The Dragon, an indie-rock loving misfit finds a way of dealing with her small-town misery after she discovers a roller derby league in nearby Austin.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Drew Barrymore

Writers:

Shauna Cross (screenplay), Shauna Cross (novel)

Country:

United States of America
6.9

3 Somewhere 2010

After withdrawing to the Chateau Marmont, a passionless Hollywood actor reexamines his life when his eleven-year-old daughter surprises him with a visit.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama

Director:

Sofia Coppola

Writer:

Sofia Coppola

Country:

United States of America
6.3

4 Jennifer's Body 2009

A newly possessed cheerleader turns into a killer who specializes in offing her male classmates. Can her best friend put an end to the horror?

Genres:

Comedy, Horror

Director:

Karyn Kusama

Writer:

Diablo Cody

Country:

United States of America
5.2

5 The Perks Of Being A Wallflower 2012

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1991. High school freshman Charlie is a wallflower, always watching life from the sidelines, until two senior students, Sam and her stepbrother Patrick, become his mentors, helping him discover the joys of friendship, music and love…

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Stephen Chbosky

Writers:

Stephen Chbosky (screenplay by), Stephen Chbosky (based on his book)

Country:

United States of America
8

6 An Education 2009

Despite her sheltered upbringing, Jenny is a teen with a bright future; she's smart, pretty, and has aspirations of attending Oxford University. When David, a charming but much older suitor, motors into her life in a shiny automobile, Jenny gets a taste of adult life that she won't soon forget.

Genres:

Drama, Romance

Director:

Lone Scherfig

Writers:

Lynn Barber (memoir), Nick Hornby (screenplay)

Countries:

United Kingdom, United States of America
7.3

7 Burlesque 2010

The Burlesque Lounge has its best days behind it. Tess, a retired dancer and owner of the venue, struggles to keep the aging theater alive, facing all kinds of financial and artistic challenges. With the Lounge's troupe members becoming increasingly distracted by personal problems and a threat coming from a wealthy businessman's quest to buy the spot from Tess, the good fortune seems to have abandoned the club altogether. Meanwhile, the life of Ali, a small-town girl from Iowa, is about to change dramatically. Hired by Tess as a waitress at the Lounge, Ali escapes a hollow past and quickly falls in love with the art of burlesque. Backed by newfound friends amongst the theater's crew, she manages to fulfill her dreams of being on stage herself. Things take a dramatic turn though when Ali's big voice makes her become the main attraction of the venue.

Genres:

Drama, Romance

Director:

Steve Antin (as Steven Antin)

Writer:

Steve Antin (as Steven Antin)

Country:

United States of America
6.4

8 Submarine 2010

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.

Genres:

Drama, Comedy, Romance

Director:

Richard Ayoade

Writers:

Richard Ayoade, Joe Dunthorne (novel)

Countries:

United Kingdom, United States of America
7.3

9 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

10 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

11 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

12 Welcome To The Rileys 2010

Years after their teenage daughter’s death, Lois and Doug Riley, an upstanding Indiana couple, are frozen by estranging grief. Doug escapes to New Orleans on a business trip. Compelled by urgencies he doesn’t understand, he insinuates himself into the life of an underage hooker, becoming her platonic guardian.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Jake Scott

Writer:

Ken Hixon

Country:

United States of America
7

13 We Need To Talk About Kevin 2011

After her son Kevin commits a horrific act, troubled mother Eva reflects on her complicated relationship with her disturbed son as he grew from a toddler into a teenager.

Genres:

Drama, Thriller

Director:

Lynne Ramsay

Writers:

Lynne Ramsay (screenplay), Rory Stewart Kinnear (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

United Kingdom, United States of America
7.5

14 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

15 Easy A 2010

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.

Genre:

Comedy

Director:

Will Gluck

Writer:

Bert V. Royal

Country:

United States of America
7.1

16 Adventureland 2009

In the summer of 1987, a college graduate takes a 'nowhere' job at his local amusement park, only to find it's the perfect course to get him prepared for the real world.

Genre:

Comedy

Director:

Greg Mottola

Writer:

Greg Mottola

Country:

United States of America
6.8

17 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

18 Cracks 2009

Jealousy flares after the headmistress of an elite boarding school for girls becomes obsessed with a new student.

Genres:

Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Director:

Jordan Scott

Writers:

Ben Court (screenplay), Caroline Ip (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

Countries:

Ireland, United Kingdom
6.7

19 Tomboy 2011

A French family with two daughters, 10-year-old Laure and 6-year-old Jeanne, moves to a new neighborhood during the summer holidays. With her tomboy ways, Laure is immediately mistaken for a boy by the local kids and passes herself off as Mickaël.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Céline Sciamma

Writer:

Céline Sciamma (screenplay)

Country:

France
7.4

20 Howl 2010

It's San Francisco in 1957, and an American masterpiece is put on trial. Howl, the film, recounts this dark moment using three interwoven threads: the tumultuous life events that led a young Allen Ginsberg to find his true voice as an artist, society's reaction (the obscenity trial), and mind-expanding animation that echoes the startling originality of the poem itself. All three coalesce in a genre-bending hybrid that brilliantly captures a pivotal moment-the birth of a counterculture.

Genre:

Drama

Writers:

Rob Epstein (written for the screen by), Jeffrey Friedman (written for the screen by) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
6.7

21 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

22 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

23 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

24 The Bling Ring 2013

Inspired by actual events, a group of fame-obsessed teenagers use the Internet to track celebrities' whereabouts in order to rob their homes.

Genres:

Drama, Crime

Director:

Sofia Coppola

Writers:

Sofia Coppola, Nancy Jo Sales (based on the Vanity Fair article "The Suspect Wore Louboutins" by)

Country:

United States of America
5.6