Movies like 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.

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1 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

2 Rachel Getting Married 2008

A young woman who has been in and out from rehab for the past 10 years returns home for the weekend for her sister's wedding.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Jonathan Demme

Writer:

Jenny Lumet

Country:

United States of America
6.7

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

6 500 Days Of Summer 2009

Tom, greeting-card writer and hopeless romantic, is caught completely off-guard when his girlfriend, Summer, suddenly dumps him. He reflects on their 500 days together to try to figure out where their love affair went sour, and in doing so, Tom rediscovers his true passions in life.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama, Romance

Director:

Marc Webb

Country:

United States of America
7.7

7 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

8 Blue Valentine 2010

Dean and Cindy live a quiet life in a modest neighborhood. They appear to have the world at their feet at the outset of the relationship. However, his lack of ambition and her retreat into self-absorption cause potentially irreversible cracks in their marriage.

Genres:

Drama, Romance

Director:

Derek Cianfrance

Country:

United States of America
7.4

9 Never Let Me Go 2010

As children, Kathy, Ruth, and Tommy spend their childhood at an idyllic and secluded English boarding school. As they grow into adults, they must come to terms with the complexity and strength of their love for one another while also preparing for the haunting reality awaiting them.

Genres:

Drama, Romance, Science Fiction

Director:

Mark Romanek

Writers:

Kazuo Ishiguro (novel), Alex Garland (screenplay)

Countries:

United Kingdom, United States of America
7.1

10 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

11 Dear Lemon Lima 2009

Vanessa gets a dose of reality when Philip, her one true love, ends their relationship, again. The quirky teen enrolls in his school to win him back, but ends up making matters worse. Downgraded to social outcast, Vanessa struggles to reclaim Phillip's affection. Luckily, when Vanessa is declared a captain for the school's Snowstorm Survivor competition, she assembles a team of like-minded misfits to prove they deserve to compete and hopefully win her love's heart again.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Suzi Yoonessi

Writer:

Suzi Yoonessi
6.5

12 I Love You, Man 2009

Peter Klaven is a successful real estate agent who, upon getting engaged to the woman of his dreams, Zooey, discovers, to his dismay and chagrin, that he has no male friend close enough to serve as his Best Man. Peter immediately sets out to rectify the situation, embarking on a series of bizarre and awkward "man-dates."

Genre:

Comedy

Director:

John Hamburg

Writers:

John Hamburg (screenplay), Larry Levin (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7

13 A Single Man 2009

The life of George Falconer, a British college professor, is reeling with the recent and sudden loss of his longtime partner. This traumatic event makes George challenge his own will to live as he seeks the console of his close girl friend Charley, who is struggling with her own questions about life.

Genres:

Romance, Drama

Director:

Tom Ford

Writers:

Christopher Isherwood (novel), Tom Ford (written for the screen by) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7.6

14 Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World 2012

As an asteroid nears Earth, a man finds himself alone after his wife leaves in a panic. He decides to take a road trip to reunite with his high school sweetheart. Accompanying him is a neighbor who inadvertently puts a wrench in his plan.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama, Romance, Science Fiction

Director:

Lorene Scafaria

Writer:

Lorene Scafaria

Country:

United States of America
6.7

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 Bridesmaids 2011

Annie's life is a mess. But when she finds out her lifetime best friend is engaged, she simply must serve as Lillian's maid of honor. Though lovelorn and broke, Annie bluffs her way through the expensive and bizarre rituals. With one chance to get it perfect, she’ll show Lillian and her bridesmaids just how far you’ll go for someone you love.

Genres:

Comedy, Romance

Director:

Paul Feig

Country:

United States of America
6.8

17 Beginners 2010

Magic for Beginners examines the mythologies found in fan culture, from longing to obsession to psychic connections. The need for such connections (whether real or imaginary) as well as the need for an emotional release that only fantasy can deliver are explored.

Director:

Jesse McLean

Country:

United States of America
6.8

18 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

19 Away We Go 2009

Verona and Burt have moved to Colorado to be close to Burt's parents but, with Veronica expecting their first child, Burt's parents decide to move to Belgium, now leaving them in a place they hate and without a support structure in place. They set off on a whirlwind tour of of disparate locations where they have friends or relatives, sampling not only different cities and climates but also different families. Along the way they realize that the journey is less about discovering where they want to live and more about figuring out what type of parents they want to be.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama, Romance

Director:

Sam Mendes

Country:

United States of America
7

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 Moonrise Kingdom 2012

Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, Moonrise Kingdom tells the story of two twelve-year-olds who fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness. As various authorities try to hunt them down, a violent storm is brewing off-shore – and the peaceful island community is turned upside down in more ways than anyone can handle.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama, Romance

Director:

Wes Anderson

Country:

United States of America
7.8

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 50/50 2011

Inspired by a true story, a comedy centered on a 27-year-old guy who learns of his cancer diagnosis and his subsequent struggle to beat the disease.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama

Director:

Jonathan Levine

Writer:

Will Reiser

Country:

United States of America
7.6

24 Obvious Child 2014

An immature, newly unemployed comic must navigate the murky waters of adulthood after her fling with a graduate student results in an unplanned pregnancy.

Genres:

Comedy, Romance

Writers:

Gillian Robespierre (screenplay by), Karen Maine (story) | 6 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.8