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13 Going On 30 (2004)
Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

13 Going On 30 (2004)

After total humiliation at her thirteenth birthday party, Jenna Rink wants to just hide until she's thirty. Thanks to some wishing dust, Jenna's prayer has been answered. With a knockout body, a dream apartment, a fabulous wardrobe, an athlete boyfriend, a dream job, and superstar friends, this can't be a better life. Unfortunately, Jenna realizes that this is not what she wanted. The only one that she needs is her childhood best friend, Matt, a boy that she thought destroyed her party. But when she finds him, he's a grown up, and not the same person that she knew. (Read More)

Themes:wedding,  dance,  betrayal,  friendship
Characters:photographer,  friend
Period:2000s,  1980s
Story:magazine editor,  birthday party,  birthday,  13th birthday,  editor,  birthday wish,  wish fulfillment,  magazine,  birthday present,  ends with wedding,  thriller dance,  dance scene,  childhood friend,  spontaneous choreography,  competing businesses,  workplace rivalry,  reference to bambi,  pitch meeting,  magical dust,  kissing game,  stolen idea,  business presentation,  school photo,  mud mask,  time travel romance,  do over,  reference to eminem,  staff meeting,  coming of age film,  male female friendship,  child as adult,  body transformation,  office job,  age in title,  turmoil,  30 year old,  female tears,  empire state building manhattan new york city,  comfort,  what if,  altering history,  greenwich village manhattan new york city,  blame,  year 1987,  dollhouse,  reference to madonna,  nightgown,  junior high school,  body swap,  long brown hair,  estrangement,  chick flick,  camcorder,  13 year old,  central park manhattan new york city,  tween girl,  blindfolded,  closet,  wish,  fiance fiancee relationship,  teen movie,  taking a picture,  co worker,  makeup,  new jersey,  fish out of water,  first love,  aging,  teen angst,  athlete,  hate,  blindfold,  hairy chest,  prank,  library,  taxi driver,  best friend,  unrequited love,  brunette,  four word title,  time travel,  manhattan new york city,  party,  thong,  female protagonist,  digit in title,  teenage boy,  teenage girl,  coming of age,  new york city,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  bare chested male,  number in title,  kiss

Big (1988)
Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance

Big (1988)

Josh Baskin would do anything to be big to hang out with his crush at the carnival. He finds a Zoltar machine, and he wishes to be big. After Zoltar tells him, "his wish is granted", Josh notices the machine is unplugged. He wakes up the next morning in an adult's body but he still has the same personality. With the help of his best friend, Billy, Josh learns how to act like a grown up. But as he gets a girlfriend and a fun job, he doesn't want to be a kid again. Will Josh stay big or become a 13 year old boy again? (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Characters:friend
Period:1980s
Story:wish fulfillment,  birthday party,  childhood friend,  do over,  child as adult,  body transformation,  what if,  body swap,  wish,  co worker,  fish out of water,  hairy chest,  best friend,  manhattan new york city,  teenage boy,  coming of age,  new york city,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  bare chested male,  kiss

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Fucking Amal (1998)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Fucking Amal (1998)

Amal is a small insignificant town where nothing ever happens, where the latest trends are out of date when they get there. Young Elin has a bit of a bad reputation when it comes to guys, but the fact is that she is inexperienced in that matter. Another girl in her school, Agnes, is in love with her but is too shy to do anything about it. For a number of reasons, Elin ends up at Agnes' birthday party as the only guest. They have a girl's night out together but after that Elin desperately avoids Agnes, refusing to even consider her own feelings toward Agnes. (Read More)

Story:birthday party,  birthday present,  birthday,  teen movie,  first love,  teen angst,  party,  female protagonist,  teenage boy,  teenage girl,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  kiss

What A Girl Wants (2003)
Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance

What A Girl Wants (2003)

Daphne, a seventeen-year-old girl from New York goes to England in search of her father, who does not know he had a child with an American girlfriend he met while working in Morocco, and whose aristocratic family did not approve of the woman.

Themes:wedding
Period:2000s
Story:reference to madonna,  estrangement,  teen movie,  fish out of water,  teen angst,  four word title,  birthday,  female protagonist,  teenage boy,  teenage girl,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship

27 Dresses (2008) is one of the best movies like 13 Going On 30 (2004)
Comedy, Romance

27 Dresses (2008)

Two things about Jane: she never says no to her friends (she's been a bridesmaid 27 times and selflessly plans friends' weddings), and she's in love with her boss, George, nurturing dreams of a lovely, romantic wedding of her own. She meets Kevin, a cynical writer who finds her attractive, and that same week her flirtatious younger sister Tess comes to town. Jane silently watches George fall for Tess, a manipulative pretender. Worse, Jane may be called upon to plan their wedding. Meanwhile, Kevin tries to get Jane's attention and has an idea that may advance his career. Can Jane uncork her feelings? (Read More)

Themes:wedding,  friendship
Characters:friend
Period:2000s
Story:chick flick,  central park manhattan new york city,  closet,  taxi driver,  best friend,  unrequited love,  manhattan new york city,  female protagonist,  digit in title,  new york city,  father daughter relationship,  number in title,  kiss

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Pretty In Pink (1986)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Pretty In Pink (1986)

Teenager Andie is one of the not-so-popular girls in high school. She usually hangs out with her friends Iona or Duckie. Duckie has always had a crush on her, but now she has met a new guy at school, Blane. He's one of the rich and popular guys but can the two worlds meet? This is why Pretty In Pink (1986) is one of the best movies like 13 Going On 30 (2004). (Read More)

Themes:dance,  friendship
Period:1980s
Story:reference to madonna,  teen movie,  first love,  teen angst,  library,  unrequited love,  teenage boy,  teenage girl,  coming of age,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  father daughter relationship,  kiss

Sixteen Candles (1984)
Comedy, Romance

Sixteen Candles (1984)

Samantha's life is going downhill fast. The sixteen-year-old has a crush on the most popular boy in school, and the geekiest boy in school has a crush on her. Her sister's getting married, and with all the excitement the rest of her family forgets her birthday! Add all this to a pair of horrendously embarrassing grandparents, a foreign exchange student named Long Duk Dong, and we have the makings of a hilarious journey into young womanhood. (Read More)

Themes:wedding
Period:1980s
Story:teen movie,  first love,  teen angst,  unrequited love,  birthday,  teenage boy,  teenage girl,  coming of age,  party,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  number in title

17 Again (2009)
Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy

17 Again (2009)

At 17 Mike O'Donnell is on top of the world: he's the star of his high school basketball team, is a shoo-in for a college scholarship, and is dating his soul-mate, Scarlet. But at what's supposed to be his big game where a college scout is checking him out, Scarlet reveals that she's pregnant. Mike decides to leave the game and asks Scarlet to marry him, which she does. During their marriage, Mike can only whine about the life he lost because he married her, so she throws him out. When he also loses his job, he returns to the only place he's happy at, his old high school. While looking at his high school photo, a janitor asks him if he wishes he could be 17 again and he says yes. One night while driving he sees the janitor on a bridge ready to jump, and goes after him. When he returns to his friend Ned's house, where he has been staying, he sees that he is 17 again. He decides to take this opportunity to get the life he lost. (Read More)

Characters:friend
Period:2000s,  1980s
Story:school photo,  do over,  body transformation,  what if,  body swap,  wish,  teen movie,  teen angst,  athlete,  hate,  best friend,  digit in title,  teenage boy,  coming of age,  party,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  father daughter relationship,  bare chested male,  number in title,  kiss

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The Devil Wears Prada (2006) is one of the best movies like 13 Going On 30 (2004)
Comedy, Drama

The Devil Wears Prada (2006)

In New York, the simple and naive just-graduated in journalism Andrea Sachs is hired to work as the second assistant of the powerful and sophisticated Miranda Priestly, the ruthless and merciless executive of the Runway fashion magazine. Andrea dreams to become a journalist and faces the opportunity as a temporary professional challenge. The first assistant Emily advises Andrea about the behavior and preferences of their cruel boss, and the stylist Nigel helps Andrea to dress more adequately for the environment. Andrea changes her attitude and behavior, affecting her private life and the relationship with her boyfriend Nate, her family and friends. In the end, Andrea learns that life is made of choices. (Read More)

Themes:betrayal,  friendship
Characters:photographer,  friend
Period:2000s
Story:magazine,  editor,  magazine editor,  central park manhattan new york city,  makeup,  fish out of water,  manhattan new york city,  birthday,  female protagonist,  coming of age,  new york city,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  kiss

Made Of Honor (2008)
Comedy, Romance

Made Of Honor (2008)

Made of Honor revolves around Tom and Hannah, who have been platonic friends for 10 years. He's a serial dater, while she wants marriage but hasn't found Mr. Right. Just as Tom is starting to think that he is relationship material after all, Hannah gets engaged. When she asks Tom to be her "maid" of honor, he reluctantly agrees just so he can attempt to stop the wedding and woo her. (Read More)

Themes:wedding,  friendship
Characters:friend
Story:chick flick,  central park manhattan new york city,  fish out of water,  hairy chest,  best friend,  manhattan new york city,  new york city,  party,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  father daughter relationship,  bare chested male,  kiss

The Time Traveler's Wife (2009)
Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-fi

The Time Traveler's Wife (2009)

When Henry DeTamble meets Clare Abshire in a Chicago library they both understand that he is a time traveler, but she knows much more about him as he has not yet been to the times and places where they have already met. He falls in love with her, as she has already with him, but his continuing unavoidable absences while time traveling - and then returning with increasing knowledge of their future - makes things ever more difficult for Clare. This is why The Time Traveler's Wife (2009) is one of the best movies like 13 Going On 30 (2004). (Read More)

Themes:wedding,  friendship
Period:2000s,  1980s
Story:birthday party,  library,  time travel romance,  chick flick,  time travel,  birthday,  teenage girl,  party,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  bare chested male,  kiss

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In Good Company (2004)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

In Good Company (2004)

Dan is a 51 year old executive who learns that his company is being restructured and he is being demoted. Carter, who is 26, replaces him. Dan who has two teenage daughters with another on the way, decides to suck it up and work for Carter. Dan and Carter's working relationship is tested when Carter begins a relationship with Alex, who is Dan's daughter. (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Characters:friend
Story:birthday party,  birthday present,  office job,  turmoil,  magazine,  aging,  manhattan new york city,  birthday,  teenage girl,  new york city,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship

A Walk To Remember (2002) is one of the best movies like 13 Going On 30 (2004)
Drama, Romance

A Walk To Remember (2002)

In North Carolina especially in Beaufort a prank on a guy goes wrong and puts the student in the clinic. Carter, a famous student with no plans for the future, is held responsible and forced to join in after-school community service activities as consequence, which include starring as the lead in the play. And participating in these activities is Jamie Sullivan, the reverend's daughter who has great ambitions and nothing in common with Landon. When Landon decides he wants to take his activities seriously, he asks Jamie for help and begins to spend most of his time with her. But he starts to like her, that he did not expect to do. They relationship, much to the chagrin of Landon's old popular friends and Jamie's strict reverend father. But when a heart-breaking secret becomes known that puts their relationship to the test, it is then that Landon and Jamie realize the true meaning of love and fate. (Read More)

Themes:wedding,  friendship
Period:2000s
Story:ends with wedding,  chick flick,  teen movie,  first love,  teen angst,  prank,  library,  best friend,  four word title,  teenage boy,  teenage girl,  coming of age,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  father daughter relationship,  kiss

Almost Famous (2000)
Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Music

Almost Famous (2000)

William Miller is a 15-year-old kid hired by Rolling Stone magazine to tour with and write about Stillwater, an up and coming rock band. This wonderfully witty coming-of-age film follows William as he falls face first to confront life, love, and lingo.

Themes:dance,  betrayal,  friendship
Characters:friend
Story:coming of age film,  teen movie,  magazine,  birthday,  teenage boy,  teenage girl,  coming of age,  new york city,  party,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  bare chested male,  kiss

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Kate & Leopold (2001)
Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

Kate & Leopold (2001)

Kate and her actor brother live in N.Y. in the 21st Century. Her ex-boyfriend, Stuart, lives above her apartment. Stuart finds a space near the Brooklyn Bridge where there is a gap in time. He goes back to the 19th Century and takes pictures of the place. Leopold -- a man living in the 1870s -- is puzzled by Stuart's tiny camera, follows him back through the gap, and they both ended up in the present day. Leopold is clueless about his new surroundings. He gets help and insight from Charlie who thinks that Leopold is an actor who is always in character. Leopold is a highly intelligent man and tries his best to learn and even improve the modern conveniences that he encounters. (Read More)

Themes:dance
Characters:photographer
Story:birthday party,  time travel romance,  altering history,  central park manhattan new york city,  fish out of water,  time travel,  manhattan new york city,  birthday,  new york city,  party,  kiss

The Breakfast Club (1985)
Comedy, Drama

The Breakfast Club (1985)

Beyond being in the same class at Shermer High School in Shermer, Illinois, Claire Standish, Andrew Clark, John Bender, 'Brian Johnson (XIV)' (qv) and Allison Reynolds have little in common, and with the exception of Claire and Andrew, do not associate with each other in school. In the simplest and in their own terms, Claire is a princess, Andrew an athlete, John a criminal, Brian a brain, and Allison a basket case. But one other thing they do have in common is a nine hour detention in the school library together on Saturday, March 24, 1984, under the direction of Mr. Vernon, supervising from his office across the hall. Each is required to write a minimum one thousand word essay during that time about who they think they are. At the beginning of those nine hours, each, if they were indeed planning on writing that essay, would probably write something close to what the world sees of them, and what they have been brainwashed into believing of themselves. But based on their adventures during that nine hours, they may come to a different opinion of themselves and the other four. This is why The Breakfast Club (1985) is one of the best movies like 13 Going On 30 (2004). (Read More)

Themes:dance
Period:1980s
Story:athlete,  library,  coming of age film,  teen movie,  teen angst,  prank,  brunette,  teenage boy,  teenage girl,  coming of age,  kiss

My Best Friend's Wedding (1997) is one of the best movies like 13 Going On 30 (2004)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

My Best Friend's Wedding (1997)

A woman who, by a promise made years earlier, is supposed to marry her best friend in three weeks, even though she doesn't want to. When she finds out that he's marrying someone else, she becomes jealous and tries to break off the wedding.

Themes:wedding
Characters:friend
Story:mud mask,  male female friendship,  chick flick,  best friend,  unrequited love,  four word title,  birthday,  kiss

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Never Been Kissed (1999)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Never Been Kissed (1999)

Chicago Sun Times copy editor Josie Gellar (25), who was desperate to graduate from perfectionist copy editor to reporter, gets her chance when the goody owner orders the editor to cover the high-school scene by undercover. Josie, who was a frustrated, ridiculed nerd, gets a popular make-over from her drop-out, naturally funny brother Rob Geller. Both siblings find love and joys of youth again. But in Josie's case, it's sensitive bachelor teacher Sam Coulson, who enjoys sophisticated conversation. As the publication deadline approaches, the price of blowing their cover seems ever more daunting, yet inevitable unless she sacrifices her career. (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Period:1980s
Story:editor,  chick flick,  teen movie,  first love,  teen angst,  athlete,  prank,  female protagonist,  teenage boy,  teenage girl,  party,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  bare chested male,  kiss

Uptown Girls (2003)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Uptown Girls (2003)

Molly Gunn, the freewheeling daughter of a deceased rock legend, is forced to get a job when her manager steals her money. As nanny for precocious Ray, the oft ignored daughter of a music executive, she learns what it means to be an adult while teaching Ray how to be a child.

Themes:friendship
Characters:friend
Period:2000s
Story:birthday party,  chick flick,  central park manhattan new york city,  tween girl,  manhattan new york city,  birthday,  female protagonist,  new york city

Adoration (2013)
Drama, Romance

Adoration (2013)

Lil ('Naomi Watts' (qv)) and Roz ('Robin Wright (V)' (qv)) are two lifelong friends, having grown up together as neighbors in an idyllic beach town. As adults, their sons have developed a friendship as strong as that which binds their mothers. One summer, all four are confronted by simmering emotions that have been mounting between them, and each find unexpected happiness in relationships that cross the bounds of convention. (Read More)

Themes:wedding,  friendship
Characters:friend
Story:birthday party,  birthday present,  aging,  best friend,  birthday,  teenage boy,  teenage girl,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  bare chested male,  kiss

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Something Borrowed (2011) is one of the best movies like 13 Going On 30 (2004)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Something Borrowed (2011)

Rachel is a lawyer. When she was in law school she fell for another student, Dex, who comes from an affluent family, but she was too shy to say anything. When Dex meets her best friend Darcy, who sometimes treats her like dirt, Darcy makes a move on Dex and gets him. Eventually, they get engaged and Darcy asks Rachel to be her Maid of Honor. However, Rachel still has feelings for Dex and still can't say anything. Darcy throws her a birthday party and Dex is there. When she and Dex are alone she blurts out that she had a thing for him in college which surprised him, and after drinking a little they spend the night together. They try to forget the whole thing and agree that it means nothing. Ethan, Rachel's close friend, tells her that she'll spend her entire life regretting that if she does nothing. This is why Something Borrowed (2011) is one of the best movies like 13 Going On 30 (2004). (Read More)

Themes:wedding,  dance
Characters:friend
Story:birthday party,  birthday,  chick flick,  best friend,  brunette,  manhattan new york city,  new york city,  party,  bare chested male

Meet Joe Black (1998)
Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Meet Joe Black (1998)

Bill Parrish, media tycoon, loving father and still a human being, is about to celebrate his 65th birthday. One morning, he is contacted by the Inevitable - by hallucination, as he thinks. Later, Death itself enters his home and his life, personified in a man's body: Joe Black has arrived. His intention was to take Bill with him, but accidentally, Joe's former host and Bill's beautiful daughter Susan have already met. Joe begins to develop certain interest in life on earth as well as in Susan, who has no clue who she's flirting with. (Read More)

Themes:dance
Story:birthday party,  body swap,  fiance fiancee relationship,  fish out of water,  manhattan new york city,  birthday,  new york city,  party,  father daughter relationship,  bare chested male

Diary Of A Wimpy Kid (2010)
Comedy, Family

Diary Of A Wimpy Kid (2010)

To Greg Heffley, middle school is the dumbest idea ever invented. It's a place rigged with hundreds of social landmines, not the least of which are morons, wedgies, swirlies, bullies, lunchtime banishment to the cafeteria floor - and a festering piece of cheese with nuclear cooties. To survive the never-ending ordeal and attain the recognition and status he feels he so richly deserves, Greg devises an endless series of can't-miss schemes, all of which, of course, go awry. And he's getting it all down on paper, via a diary - "it's NOT a diary, it's a journal!" Greg insists, preferring the less-sissyfied designation - filled with his opinions, thoughts, tales of family trials and tribulations, and (would-be) schoolyard triumphs. "One day when I'm famous," writes Greg, "I'll have better things to do than answer people's stupid questions all day." So was born the Wimpy Kid's diary. (Read More)

Themes:betrayal,  friendship
Characters:photographer,  friend
Story:childhood friend,  junior high school,  tween girl,  prank,  library,  best friend,  manhattan new york city,  teenage boy,  new york city,  bare chested male

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Parenthood (1989)
Comedy, Drama

Parenthood (1989)

The story of the Buckman family and friends, attempting to bring up their children. They suffer/enjoy all the events that occur: estranged relatives, the "black sheep" of the family, the eccentrics, the skeletons in the closet, and the rebellious teenagers.

Story:birthday party,  closet,  teen angst,  birthday,  teenage boy,  teenage girl,  party,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  kiss

3 Idiots (2009) is one of the best movies like 13 Going On 30 (2004)
Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance

3 Idiots (2009)

Farhan Qureshi and Raju Rastogi want to re-unite with their fellow collegian, Rancho, after faking a stroke aboard an Air India plane, and excusing himself from his wife - trouser less - respectively. Enroute, they encounter another student, Chatur Ramalingam, now a successful businessman, who reminds them of a bet they had undertaken 10 years ago. The trio, while recollecting hilarious antics, including their run-ins with the Dean of Delhi's Imperial College of Engineering, Viru Sahastrabudhe, race to locate Rancho, at his last known address - little knowing the secret that was kept from them all this time. (Read More)

Themes:wedding,  friendship
Characters:friend
Story:first love,  hairy chest,  prank,  best friend,  digit in title,  coming of age,  father daughter relationship,  bare chested male,  number in title,  kiss

Birth (2004)
Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller

Birth (2004)

Anna is a young widow who is finally getting on with her life after the death of her husband, Sean. Now engaged to be married, Anna meets a ten-year-old boy who tells her he is Sean reincarnated. Though his story is both unsettling and absurd, Anna can't get the boy out of her mind. And much to the concern of her fiance, her increased contact with him leads her to question the choices she has made in her life. This is why Birth (2004) is one of the best movies like 13 Going On 30 (2004). (Read More)

Themes:wedding,  betrayal
Characters:photographer
Story:central park manhattan new york city,  fiance fiancee relationship,  manhattan new york city,  birthday,  female protagonist,  new york city,  party,  mother daughter relationship,  kiss

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Liar Liar (1997)
Comedy, Fantasy

Liar Liar (1997)

Fletcher Reede, a fast talking attorney, habitual liar, and divorced father is an incredibly successful lawyer who has built his career by lying. He has a habit of giving precedence to his job and always breaking promises to be with his young son Max, but Fletcher lets Max down once too often, for missing his own son's birthday party. But until then at 8:15 Max has decided to make an honest man out of him as he wishes for one whole day his dad couldn't tell a lie. When the wish comes true all Fletcher can do is tell the truth and cannot tell one lie. Uh-oh for Fletcher! (Read More)

Story:birthday,  birthday wish,  wish fulfillment,  birthday party,  birthday present,  wish,  party,  kiss

A Little Princess (1995)
Drama, Family, Fantasy

A Little Princess (1995)

When her father enlists to fight for the British in WWI, young Sara Crewe goes to New York to attend the same boarding school her late mother attended. She soon clashes with the severe headmistress, Miss Minchin, who attempts to stifle Sara's creativity and sense of self-worth. Sara's belief that "every girl's a princess" is tested to the limit, however, when word comes that her father was killed in action and his estate has been seized by the British government. (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Story:birthday party,  birthday present,  nightgown,  hate,  best friend,  birthday,  female protagonist,  new york city,  father daughter relationship

Weird Science (1985) is one of the best movies like 13 Going On 30 (2004)
Comedy, Romance, Sci-fi

Weird Science (1985)

Two unpopular teenagers, Gary Wallace and Wyatt Donnelly, fail at all attempts to be accepted by their peers. Their desperation to be liked leads them to "create" a woman via their computer. Their living and breathing creation is a gorgeous woman, Lisa, whose purpose is to boost their confidence level by putting them into situations which require Gary and Wyatt to act like men. On their road to becoming accepted, they encounter many hilarious obstacles, which gives the movie an overall sense of silliness. (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Period:1980s
Story:wish,  teen movie,  taking a picture,  magazine,  teen angst,  hairy chest,  best friend,  brunette,  teenage boy,  teenage girl,  coming of age,  party,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  kiss

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The Perks Of Being A Wallflower (2012)
Drama, Romance

The Perks Of Being A Wallflower (2012)

Based on the novel written by Stephen Chbosky, this is about 15-year-old Charlie (Logan Lerman), an endearing and naive outsider, coping with first love (Emma Watson), the suicide of his best friend, and his own mental illness while struggling to find a group of people with whom he belongs. The introvert freshman is taken under the wings of two seniors, Sam and Patrick, who welcome him to the real world. (Read More)

Themes:dance,  friendship
Characters:photographer,  friend
Story:birthday present,  dance scene,  teen movie,  taking a picture,  first love,  prank,  library,  best friend,  unrequited love,  birthday,  teenage boy,  teenage girl,  coming of age,  party,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  kiss

Sleeping With Other People (2015)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Sleeping With Other People (2015)

Themes:dance,  friendship
Characters:friend
Story:birthday party,  central park manhattan new york city,  hairy chest,  best friend,  four word title,  manhattan new york city,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  bare chested male,  kiss

Cheaper By The Dozen (2003)
Comedy, Family

Cheaper By The Dozen (2003)

The Bakers, a family of 14, move from small-town Illinois to the big city after Tom Baker gets his dream job to coach his alma mater's football team. Meanwhile, his wife also gets her dream of getting her book published. While she's away promoting the book, Tom has a hard time keeping the house in order while at the same time coaching his football team, as the once happy family starts falling apart. (Read More)

Story:mud mask,  prank,  four word title,  manhattan new york city,  birthday,  teenage boy,  teenage girl,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  kiss

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The To Do List (2013) is one of the best movies like 13 Going On 30 (2004)
Comedy, Romance

The To Do List (2013)

Brandy Klark ('Aubrey Plaza (I)' (qv)) has just graduated from high school where she excelled in every subject, except real-life sexual education. When her older sister tells her how important it is to be experienced, Brandy writes out a sex to do list for herself for the summer. Her friend Cameron might be the perfect guinea pig while she sets her sights on the popular and sexy Rusty Waters as the ultimate end goal. But once feelings get in the way, it becomes much harder for Brandy to check off the remaining items on her sex to do list. (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Characters:friend
Story:prank,  best friend,  four word title,  female protagonist,  teenage boy,  teenage girl,  party,  father daughter relationship,  bare chested male,  kiss

Mike And Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016)
Adventure, Comedy, Romance

Mike And Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016)

Hard-partying brothers Mike (Adam Devine) and Dave (Zac Efron) place an online ad to find the perfect dates (Anna Kendrick, Aubrey Plaza) for their sister's Hawaiian wedding. Hoping for a wild getaway, the boys instead find themselves outsmarted and out-partied by the uncontrollable duo.

Themes:wedding,  friendship
Characters:friend
Story:birthday party,  dance scene,  childhood friend,  fiance fiancee relationship,  hairy chest,  taxi driver,  party,  bare chested male

The Horse Whisperer (1998)
Drama, Romance, Western

The Horse Whisperer (1998)

A teenage girl riding a horse is hit by a truck. To help heal her troubled/injured daughter, and horse, the mother takes them to Montana to recuperate at the ranch of a 'horse whisperer', a horse healer of mystical talents. The mother proceeds to fall in love with him, as well.

Characters:friend
Story:magazine editor,  tween girl,  editor,  teen angst,  teenage girl,  new york city,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship

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Horns (2013)
Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

Horns (2013)

After Iggy's long-time girlfriend is murdered and the whole town agrees he is the killer, he awakens one morning with horns and the townspeople soon confess their sins. Once knowing the sins of the people, he is facing the true killer of his beloved girlfriend. This is why Horns (2013) is one of the best movies like 13 Going On 30 (2004). (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Characters:friend
Story:dance scene,  childhood friend,  13 year old,  taking a picture,  magazine,  hairy chest,  best friend,  teenage boy,  teenage girl,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  bare chested male

The Wackness (2008) is one of the best movies like 13 Going On 30 (2004)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

The Wackness (2008)

Friendship, love, and coming of age in New York City, summer of 1994. Luke Shapiro has just graduated from high school, sells marijuana, and trades pot for therapy from a psychologist, Dr. Jeffrey Squires. Luke is attracted to a classmate, Stephanie, who's out of his league and Squires' step-daughter. By July, he's hanging out with Stephanie, taking her on his rounds selling pot out of an ice-cream pushcart. Then things take a turn. In the background, Squires and his wife as well as Luke's parents are having their troubles. (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Characters:friend
Story:empire state building manhattan new york city,  central park manhattan new york city,  new jersey,  first love,  aging,  best friend,  unrequited love,  manhattan new york city,  teenage boy,  teenage girl,  coming of age,  new york city,  party,  mother daughter relationship,  bare chested male,  kiss

The Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants (2005)
Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance

The Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants (2005)

The movie is based on the young adult book, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, by Anne Brashares. As four best friends spend their first summer apart from one another, they share a magical pair of jeans. Despite being of various shapes and sizes, each one of them fits perfectly into the pants. To keep in touch they pass these pants to each other as well as the adventures they are going through while apart. (Read More)

Themes:wedding,  friendship
Story:childhood friend,  chick flick,  tween girl,  teen movie,  first love,  teen angst,  female protagonist,  teenage girl,  coming of age,  party,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship

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Love, Rosie (2014)
Comedy, Romance

Love, Rosie (2014)

Rosie and Alex have been best friends since they were 5, so they couldn't possibly be right for one another... or could they? When it comes to love, life and making the right choices, these two are their own worst enemies. One awkward turn at 18, one missed opportunity... and life sends them hurling in different directions. But somehow, across time, space and different continents, the tie that binds them cannot be undone. Will they find their way back to one another, or will it be too late? Based on Cecelia Ahern's bestselling novel "Where Rainbows End", LOVE, ROSIE is a modern comedy-of-errors tale posing the ultimate question: Do we really only get one shot at true love? (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Story:childhood friend,  male female friendship,  best friend,  birthday,  female protagonist,  teenage boy,  teenage girl,  coming of age,  party,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  kiss

The Broken Circle Breakdown (2012)
Drama, Music, Romance

The Broken Circle Breakdown (2012)

Elise and Didier fall in love at first sight. She has her own tattoo shop and he plays the banjo in a bluegrass band. They bond over their shared enthusiasm for American music and culture, and dive headfirst into a sweeping romance that plays out on and off stage - but when an unexpected tragedy hits their new family, everything they know and love is tested. An intensely moving portrait of a relationship from beginning to end, propelled by a soundtrack of foot-stomping bluegrass, The Broken Circle Breakdown is a romantic melodrama of the highest order. (Read More)

Themes:wedding
Period:2000s
Story:birthday party,  blindfold,  hairy chest,  birthday,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  bare chested male,  kiss

The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty (2013) is one of the best movies like 13 Going On 30 (2004)
Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance

The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty (2013)

The manager of the negative assets sector of Life magazine, Walter Mitty, has been working for sixteen years for the magazine and has a tedious life, not going anywhere but from his home to his job and vice-versa. He is an escapist, daydreaming into a world of fantasy many times a day. Walter has a crush on the recently hired Cheryl Melhoff but he is too shy to invite her on a date and he is trying to contact her via online dating. The magazine is preparing to release its last printed edition and the loathsome manager of transition Ted Hendricks is preparing an inevitable downsizing over the next few days. Walter has been the liaison between the magazine and the mysterious independent photographer Sean O'Connell who has sent to him a package of negatives and a wallet as a gift for his work. Sean also suggests to the senior management the use of negative 25 for the cover of the last edition. However, Walter cannot find the negative that is missing. Walter has no means to contact Sean and finds a clue that he might be in Greenland. He decides to travel to Greenland to track Sean down in the beginning of an unbelievable adventure. This is why The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty (2013) is one of the best movies like 13 Going On 30 (2004). (Read More)

Characters:photographer
Story:birthday present,  central park manhattan new york city,  magazine,  taxi driver,  unrequited love,  birthday,  new york city,  mother daughter relationship

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American Pie (1999)
Comedy

American Pie (1999)

Jim, Oz, Finch and Kevin are four friends who make a pact that before they graduate they will all lose their virginity. The hard job now is how to reach that goal by prom night. Whilst Oz begins singing to grab attention and Kevin tries to persuade his girlfriend, Finch tries any easy route of spreading rumors and Jim fails miserably. Whether it is being caught on top of a pie or on the Internet, Jim always ends up with his trusty sex advice from his father. Will they achieve their goal of getting laid by prom night? Or will they learn something much different? (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Characters:friend
Story:coming of age film,  teen movie,  first love,  teen angst,  library,  teenage boy,  teenage girl,  coming of age,  party,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  bare chested male

Nowhere Boy (2009)
Biography, Drama, Music, Romance

Nowhere Boy (2009)

The story of John Lennon's childhood and teenage years from 1944 to 1960, his relationship with his aunt Mimi and his mother Julia -the two dominant women in the first part of his life-, his first meeting with Paul McCartney and George Harrison, their friendship, their love for music and the birth of The Beatles. (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Characters:friend
Story:birthday party,  teen angst,  best friend,  birthday,  teenage boy,  teenage girl,  coming of age,  party,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  kiss

La Vie D'adele (2013)
Drama, Romance

La Vie D'adele (2013)

Adele is a high school student who is beginning to explore herself as a woman. She dates men but finds no satisfaction with them sexually, and is rejected by a female friend who she does desire. She dreams of something more. She meets Emma who is a free spirited girl whom Adele's friends reject due to her sexuality, and by association most begin to reject Adele. Her relationship with Emma grows into more than just friends as she is the only person with whom she can express herself openly. Together, Adele and Emma explore social acceptance, sexuality, and the emotional spectrum of their maturing relationship. (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Characters:friend
Story:birthday party,  female tears,  co worker,  first love,  unrequited love,  female protagonist,  teenage girl,  coming of age,  party,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  kiss

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The Last Kiss (2006) is one of the best movies like 13 Going On 30 (2004)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

The Last Kiss (2006)

Michael and Jenna, having been a couple for three years, want to get married and start a family. These plans seem to be well on their way when Jenna announces that she's pregnant. But Michael is worried that his life and his youth will be over for good. At a wedding of a friend, he meets a free-spirited college co-ed, Kim, who opens his eyes and leads him on a dangerous path away from Jenna. Meanwhile, none of the relationships of the people surrounding Michael and Jenna are happy and stable. Michael's friend Izzy is unwilling to let go of his childhood sweetheart Arianna; Kenny is a handsome stud who fears commitment to his latest conquest Danielle; and Chris is a co-worker who is dominated by his neurotic and overbearing wife over raising their newborn son. Even Jenna's parents, Stephen and Anna, are experiencing problems in their long-suffering marriage. (Read More)

Themes:wedding,  friendship
Characters:photographer,  friend
Story:birthday party,  unrequited love,  teenage girl,  party,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  kiss

Prime (2005)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Prime (2005)

In colorful, bustling modern-day Manhattan, Rafi Gardet, a beautiful 37-year-old photography producer reeling from a recent divorce, meets David Bloomberg, a handsome 23-year-old painter recently out of college. Rafi's therapist, Dr. Lisa Metzger, who is working to help Rafi overcome her fears of intimacy, finds out that Rafi's new lover is--unfortunately for Lisa--her only son, David. Both David and Rafi must contend with their 14-year age gap, vastly different backgrounds and the demands of David's traditional mother. Despite their intense attraction, the charmed couple soon realizes that vastly different ages and backgrounds create much conflict. A Jewish hip-hop lover and closet painter who still lives with his grandparents, David has little in common with Rafi--a non-practicing Catholic from a wealthy, broken family who travels in the sophisticated, high-end world of fashion. This is why Prime (2005) is one of the best movies like 13 Going On 30 (2004). (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Characters:photographer,  friend
Story:birthday present,  chick flick,  central park manhattan new york city,  closet,  teen movie,  manhattan new york city,  birthday,  new york city,  party,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  bare chested male,  kiss

Footloose (1984)
Drama, Music, Romance

Footloose (1984)

Classic tale of teenage rebellion and repression features a delightful combination of dance choreography and realistic and touching performances. When teenager Ren McCormack and his family move from big-city Chicago to a small Midwestern town, he's in for a real case of culture shock. Though he tries hard to fit in, the streetwise Ren can't quite believe he's living in a place where rock music and dancing are illegal. However, there is one small pleasure: Ariel Moore, a troubled but lovely blonde with a jealous boyfriend. And a Bible-thumping minister, who is responsible for keeping the town dance-free. Ren and his classmates want to do away with this ordinance, especially since the senior prom is around the corner, but only Ren has the courage to initiate a battle to abolish the outmoded ban and revitalize the spirit of the repressed townspeople. Fast-paced drama is filled with such now-famous hit songs as the title track and "Let's Hear It for the Boy". (Read More)

Themes:dance
Story:spontaneous choreography,  teen movie,  teen angst,  hairy chest,  teenage boy,  teenage girl,  father daughter relationship,  bare chested male,  kiss

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Hannah Montana: The Movie (2009)
Comedy, Drama, Family, Music, Romance

Hannah Montana: The Movie (2009)

Themes:dance
Story:birthday party,  teen angst,  prank,  best friend,  female protagonist,  teenage girl,  father daughter relationship

Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014) is one of the best movies like 13 Going On 30 (2004)
Comedy, Family

Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014)

For 12 year old Alexander Cooper, everyday is a bad day. And his family thinks he's being silly because they never have a bad day. On the day before his 12th birthday party, he learns that another boy is having a party of his own and everyone is going to it. And another kid punks him online. So at midnight of his birthday, he wishes that his whole family can have a bad day. And things for the whole family go bad, his mom's car is broken so they have to share a car, his sister has a cold and has to go on stage, his older brother, who's hoping to get his driver's license and to bring his girlfriend to the prom, has to deal with his girlfriend's snootiness and fails to get his license, his mom has a crisis at work which could cost her her job, and his dad who has a job interview has to bring his younger brother with him but because his pacifier is broken he can't stop crying. Alex feels responsible. (Read More)

Story:birthday wish,  birthday party,  birthday,  teenage boy,  teenage girl,  party,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship

Election (1999)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Election (1999)

Tracy Flick is running unopposed for this year's high school student election. But school civics teacher Jim McAllister has a different plan. Partly to establish a more democratic election, and partly to satisfy some deep personal anger toward Tracy, Jim talks popular varsity football player Paul Metzler to run for president as well. Chaos ensues. (Read More)

Themes:betrayal
Characters:friend
Story:teen movie,  teen angst,  athlete,  manhattan new york city,  female protagonist,  teenage boy,  teenage girl,  coming of age,  new york city,  party,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  kiss

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