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A Walk To Remember (2002)
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:faith, dating, redemption, tragedy, cancer, deception, wedding, escape, jealousy, marriage, friendship, revenge
Mood:bittersweet, tearjerker, melodrama
Locations:school, wheelchair, cemetery, church, restaurant, hospital
Characters:bible, director, christianity, bully, christian, priest, student, nurse, doctor, teenager
Period:2000s
Story:gospel choir, teen rebel, prank gone wrong, high school student, evangelical christianity, bully comeuppance, ends with wedding, wedding ceremony, church service, high school sweethearts, high school drama, high school boy, high school principal, school play, high school girl, high school teacher, school bus, marriage proposal, american muscle, drama club

Carrie (2013)
Drama, Horror

Carrie (2013)

The outcast teenager Carrie White is bullied by her classmates at high school. Her mother, Margaret White, is a pious and paranoid woman that sees sin everywhere and the need of self-inflicting punishment. When Carrie has her first period, she does not understand what is happening to her and her classmates humiliate her in the changing room. The spiteful Chris Hargensen videotapes Carrie with her cell phone and posts it on the Internet. Their teacher Ms. Desjardin punishes the students, but when Chris challenges her, she is suspended and consequently is banned from the prom. Meanwhile, Carrie discovers that she has telekinesis and learns how to control her ability. Sue Snell, one of the girls that tormented Carrie, feels bad and asks her boyfriend Tommy Ross to invite Carrie to go with him to the prom to make up for what she did to Carrie. But Chris and her boyfriend Billy Nolan plot an evil prank with her friends to seek vengeance for Carrie. (Read More)

Themes:redemption, revenge, friendship
Locations:school, cemetery, hospital
Characters:bible, bully, student, nurse, doctor, teenager
Story:outcast, high school student, bully comeuppance, high school principal, high school teacher, school bus, clique, teenage daughter, cafeteria, juvenile delinquent, sports car, loner, teen movie, near death experience, scene during opening credits, high school, teen angst, single parent, character says i love you, prank

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. (Read More)

Themes:escape, jealousy
Locations:school
Characters:bully, student, teenager
Story:high school student, high school, library, high school boy, high school girl, high school teacher, teenage rebellion, opposites attract, jock, peer pressure, practical joke, juvenile delinquent, loner, teen movie, teen angst, revelation, prank, basketball, book, teenage boy

10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

10 Things I Hate About You (1999)

Adapted from William Shakespeare's play "The Taming of the Shrew," 10 Things I Hate About You starts off with Cameron, new student at Padua High, sitting in the office of the quirky guidance counselor Ms. Perky. He is then shown around the school by Michael, who will become his best friend. During his tour is when Cameron first sees Bianca Stratford, a beautiful sophomore with one problem: she isn't allowed to date. And neither is her "shrew" sister, Katarina, a senior who loves indie rock and feminist prose and hates conformity. But Kat and Bianca's father alters his house rule: now, Bianca can date... as long as Kat has a date, too. Now, in order for Cameron to date Bianca, he has to find someone to date Kat. So Michael helps him enlist the help of pretty-boy/jerk/model Joey Donner, tricking him into thinking that *he* will get to take Bianca out if he pays someone to take out Kat. His choice: Patrick Verona, a bad-boy with a mysterious reputation--some say he ate a live duck once, others that he lit a state trooper on fire, and even more claim that he had a brief porn career. Will Patrick win Kat's heart? Will Cameron win Bianca's? Or will everything hit the fan...? (Read More)

Themes:dating, deception, friendship
Locations:school
Characters:student, doctor, teenager
Story:date, high school student, bully comeuppance, high school boy, high school principal, high school girl, high school teacher, bad boy, clique, opposites attract, chick flick, teenage daughter, jock, tutor, cafeteria, teen romance, juvenile delinquent, teen movie, interracial friendship, single father

Catch Me If You Can (2002) is one of the best movies like A Walk To Remember (2002)
Biography, Crime, Drama

Catch Me If You Can (2002)

New Rochelle, the 1960s. High schooler Frank Abagnale Jr. idolizes his father, who's in trouble with the IRS. When his parents separate, Frank runs away to Manhattan with $25 in his checking account, vowing to regain dad's losses and get his parents back together. Just a few years later, the FBI tracks him down in France; he's extradited, tried, and jailed for passing more than $4,000,000 in bad checks. Along the way, he's posed as a Pan Am pilot, a pediatrician, and an attorney. And, from nearly the beginning of this life of crime, he's been pursued by a dour FBI agent, Carl Hanratty. What starts as cat and mouse becomes something akin to father and son. (Read More)

Themes:redemption, tragedy, deception, escape, revenge
Locations:church, restaurant, hospital
Characters:bible, nurse, doctor, teenager
Story:high school student, bully comeuppance, high school principal, marriage proposal, yearbook, jock, choir, high school, what happened to epilogue, teen angst, character repeating someone else's dialogue, security guard, montage, police car, police officer, teenage boy, voice over narration, cult film, singing, boyfriend girlfriend relationship

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. This is why The Perks Of Being A Wallflower (2012) is one of the best movies like A Walk To Remember (2002). (Read More)

Themes:dating, cancer, escape, jealousy, friendship
Locations:school, church, restaurant, hospital
Characters:student, bully, priest, doctor, teenager
Story:high school, high school student, high school principal, car radio, tutor, outsider, teenage love, cafeteria, first kiss, loner, teen movie, first love, date, prank, library, driving, best friend, book, punched in the face, slow motion scene

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. (Read More)

Themes:tragedy, wedding, escape, marriage, friendship
Mood:tearjerker, melodrama
Locations:wheelchair, restaurant, hospital
Characters:nurse, doctor, teenager
Period:2000s
Story:library, marriage proposal, chick flick, date, widower, montage, police car, punched in the face, car accident, police officer, teenage girl, father daughter relationship, father son relationship, mother son relationship, based on novel, kiss

Easy A (2010)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Easy A (2010)

After a little white lie about losing her virginity gets out, a clean cut high school girl sees her life paralleling Hester Prynne's in "The Scarlet Letter," which she is currently studying in school - until she decides to use the rumor mill to advance her social and financial standing.

Themes:dating, marriage, friendship
Locations:school, church, restaurant
Characters:student, bible, christianity, christian, priest, teenager
Story:high school, high school student, high school girl, clique, chick flick, peer pressure, cafeteria, outcast, teen movie, minister, preacher, fainting, date, basketball, best friend, slow motion scene, teenage boy, teenage girl, singing, boyfriend girlfriend relationship

Clueless (1995) is one of the best movies like A Walk To Remember (2002)
Comedy, Romance

Clueless (1995)

Cher, a high school student in Beverly Hills, must survive the ups and downs of adolescent life. Her external demeanor at first seems superficial, but rather it hides her wit, charm, and intelligence which help her to deal with relationships, friends, family, school, and the all-important teenage social life. (Read More)

Locations:school
Characters:student, teenager
Story:high school student, ends with wedding, high school boy, school play, high school girl, clique, opposites attract, teenage daughter, teen romance, teen movie, single father, high school, teen angst, teenage boy, teenage girl, coming of age, based on novel

Lars And The Real Girl (2007)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Lars And The Real Girl (2007)

In this comedy, Lars Lindstrom is an awkwardly shy young man in a small northern town who finally brings home the girl of his dreams to his brother and sister-in-law's home. The only problem is that she's not real - she's a sex doll Lars ordered off the Internet. But sex is not what Lars has in mind, but rather a deep, meaningful relationship. His sister-in-law is worried for him, his brother thinks he's nuts, but eventually the entire town goes along with his delusion in support of this sweet natured boy that they've always loved. (Read More)

Themes:jealousy, friendship
Locations:wheelchair, cemetery, church, restaurant, hospital
Characters:priest, doctor
Story:church service, marriage proposal, reverend, dead mother, first kiss, choir, ambulance, flashlight, small town, coming of age, singing, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, dancing, father son relationship

The Spectacular Now (2013)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

The Spectacular Now (2013)

Sutter Keely lives in the now. It's a good place for him. A high school senior, charming and self-possessed, he's the life of the party, loves his job at a men's clothing store, and has no plans for the future. A budding alcoholic, he's never far from his supersized, whiskey-fortified thirst-master cup. But after being dumped by his girlfriend, Sutter gets drunk and wakes up on a lawn with Aimee Finecky hovering over him. She's different: the "nice girl" who reads science fiction and doesn't have a boyfriend. While Aimee has dreams of a future, Sutter lives in the impressive delusion of a spectacular now, yet somehow, they're drawn together. This is why The Spectacular Now (2013) is one of the best movies like A Walk To Remember (2002). (Read More)

Themes:dating, jealousy, marriage, friendship
Locations:school, hospital
Characters:teenager
Story:father son reunion, first kiss, underage drinking, high school, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, montage, single mother, best friend, slow motion scene, car accident, teenage boy, voice over narration, teenage girl, coming of age, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, dancing, mother son relationship, father son relationship, based on novel, kiss

The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
Comedy, Drama

The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)

Three grown prodigies, all with a unique genius of some kind, and their mother are staying at the family household. Their father, Royal had left them long ago, and comes back to make things right with his family.

Themes:redemption, wedding, marriage, friendship
Locations:cemetery, hospital
Characters:priest, nurse
Story:stage play, forbidden love, terminal illness, character says i love you, ambulance, police car, car crash, slow motion scene, car accident, police officer, voice over narration, father daughter relationship, father son relationship, mother son relationship

Rushmore (1998) is one of the best movies like A Walk To Remember (2002)
Comedy, Drama

Rushmore (1998)

Max Fischer is a precocious 15-year-old whose reason for living is his attendance at Rushmore, a private school where he's not doing well in any of his classes, but where he's the king of extracurricular activities - from being in the beekeeping society to writing and producing plays, there's very little after school he doesn't do. His life begins to change, however, when he finds out he's on academic probation, and when he stumbles into love with Miss Cross, a pretty teacher of the elementary school at Rushmore. Added to the mix is his friendship with Herman Blume, wealthy industrialist and father to boys who attend the school, and who also finds himself attracted to Miss Cross. Max's fate becomes inextricably tied to this odd love triangle, and how he sets about resolving it is the story in the film. (Read More)

Themes:jealousy, friendship
Locations:school, cemetery, restaurant, hospital
Characters:student
Story:school play, yearbook, chapel, teen movie, high school, teen angst, widower, library, basketball, slow motion scene, rescue, teenage boy, teenage girl, coming of age, cult film, dancing

The Princess Diaries (2001)
Comedy, Family, Romance

The Princess Diaries (2001)

Mia Thermopolis is the average teenager - sweet, a little geeky and pretty much invisible to everyone with the exception of her mother, best friend Lilly and Lilly's older brother Michael. Making it through high school without throwing up is a challenge in itself for Mia, so it doesn't come as welcome news when her estranged grandmother shows up out of the blue and calmly informs her that she is in fact the heir to the throne of a European country called Genovia. Suddenly Mia's life is thrown into complete overload. She's being taught about scarves, waves and pears in order to become a perfect princess, she gets a makeover and a tough looking yet sweet bodyguard/limo driver called Joe. Things get out of hand when the media gets a hold of the story and suddenly Mia is thrust into the spotlight in both the newspapers and in school. On top of all that Mia has a choice to make. She must decide by Genovia's Independence Day Ball whether she longs to relinquish her claim on the throne or to become the princess and heir to the throne her father and grandmother want her to be. (Read More)

Themes:dating, friendship
Locations:school
Characters:bully, teenager
Story:high school teacher, dance lesson, teenage love, teen romance, first kiss, choir, teen movie, first love, high school, teen angst, date, basketball, single mother, police car, best friend, car accident, police officer, teenage boy, voice over narration, teenage girl

Signs (2002)
Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Signs (2002)

Preacher Graham Hess, played by Mel Gibson, has lost his faith in God after his wife dies in a brutal car accident. He along with his son and daughter and his brother Merrill lives in a farmhouse. Crop circles begin to appear in their corn fields which Graham dismisses as mischief by miscreants. After hearing strange noises and watching news coverage on crop circles appearing all over the world, the family grows suspicious of alien activities. Now they must stick together and believe, as a family to survive the ordeal and find a way to escape. (Read More)

Themes:faith, escape, revenge
Locations:church
Characters:bible, christianity, priest
Period:2000s
Story:reverend, miracle, minister, telescope, preacher, single father, widower, ambulance, police car, flashlight, small town, car accident, police officer, father daughter relationship, father son relationship

21 Grams (2003)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

21 Grams (2003)

This is the story of three well-meaning but flawed people: Paul Rivers, an ailing mathematician lovelessly married to an English emigre; Christina Peck, an upper-middle-class suburban housewife, happily married homemaker with two young daughters, with hiding a secret past; and Jack Jordan, an ex-convict who has found in his Christian faith the strength to live a law-abiding life and raise a family. They will be brought together by a terrible accident that will change their lives. By the final frame, none of them will be the same as they will have learnt harsh truths about love, faith, courage, desire and guilt, and how chance can change our worlds irretrievably, forever. This is why 21 Grams (2003) is one of the best movies like A Walk To Remember (2002). (Read More)

Themes:faith, redemption, tragedy, marriage, revenge
Mood:melodrama
Locations:church, restaurant, hospital
Characters:bible, christian, nurse, doctor
Story:reverend, minister, basketball, ambulance, police car, car accident, teenage boy, voice over narration, tattoo, singing, father daughter relationship, mother son relationship, father son relationship, kiss

Boyz N The Hood (1991) is one of the best movies like A Walk To Remember (2002)
Crime, Drama

Boyz N The Hood (1991)

John Singleton's portrayal of social problems in inner-city Los Angeles takes the form of a tale of three friends growing up together 'in the 'hood.' Half-brothers Doughboy and Ricky Baker are foils for each other's personality, presenting very different approaches to the tough lives they face. Ricky is the 'All-American' athlete, looking to win a football scholarship to USC and seeks salvation through sports, while 'Dough' succumbs to the violence, alcohol, and crime surrounding him in his environment, but maintains a strong sense of pride and code of honor. Between these two is their friend Tre, who is lucky to have a father, 'Furious' Styles, to teach him to have the strength of character to do what is right and to always take responsibility for his actions. (Read More)

Themes:tragedy, escape, revenge, friendship
Locations:wheelchair, church, school, restaurant
Characters:teenager
Story:juvenile delinquent, teen movie, underage drinking, high school, what happened to epilogue, teen angst, single parent, ex husband ex wife relationship, montage, single mother, police car, punched in the face, slow motion scene, police officer, teenage boy, teenage girl, coming of age, cult film, tattoo, boyfriend girlfriend relationship

Pain & Gain (2013)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama

Pain & Gain (2013)

Based on the true story of Daniel Lugo ('Mark Wahlberg (I)' (qv)) a Miami bodybuilder who wants to live the American dream. He would like to have the money that other people have. So he enlists the help of fellow bodybuilder Adrian Doorbal ('Anthony Mackie' (qv)) and ex-convict, Christian bodybuilder Paul Doyle ('Dwayne Johnson (I)' (qv)). Their kidnapping and extortion scheme goes terribly wrong since they have muscles for brains and they're left to haphazardly try to hold onto the elusive American dream. (Read More)

Themes:deception, wedding, escape, revenge, friendship
Locations:wheelchair, church, restaurant, hospital
Characters:christian, priest, nurse, doctor
Story:wedding ceremony, marriage proposal, sports car, interracial friendship, jumping from height, police chase, what happened to epilogue, character repeating someone else's dialogue, montage, basketball, car crash, punched in the face, slow motion scene, urination, car accident, voice over narration, tattoo, boyfriend girlfriend relationship

Nocturnal Animals (2016)
Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller

Nocturnal Animals (2016)

A "story inside a story," in which the first part follows a woman named Susan who receives a book manuscript from her ex-husband, a man whom she left 20 years earlier, asking for her opinion. The second element follows the actual manuscript, called "Nocturnal Animals," which revolves around a man whose family vacation turns violent and deadly. It also continues to follow the story of Susan, who finds herself recalling her first marriage and confronting some dark truths about herself. (Read More)

Themes:redemption, cancer, deception, escape, marriage, revenge
Mood:melodrama
Locations:restaurant
Characters:teenager
Story:scene during opening credits, terminal illness, ex husband ex wife relationship, montage, police car, car chase, book, punched in the face, slow motion scene, car accident, police officer, teenage girl, tattoo, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, father daughter relationship, based on novel

The Deer Hunter (1978)
Drama, War

The Deer Hunter (1978)

Michael, Steven and Nick are young factory workers from Pennsylvania who enlist into the Army to fight in Vietnam. Before they go, Steven marries the pregnant Angela, and their wedding party also serves as the men's farewell party. After some time and many horrors, the three friends fall in the hands of the Vietcong and are brought to a prison camp in which they are forced to play Russian roulette against each other. Michael makes it possible for them to escape, but they soon get separated again. (Read More)

Themes:wedding, escape, marriage, friendship
Locations:wheelchair, cemetery, hospital
Characters:priest, nurse, doctor
Story:marriage proposal, sweater, choir, basketball, piano, punched in the face, rescue, small town, urination, cult film, singing, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, dancing, father daughter relationship, mother son relationship, kiss

Valentine's Day (2010) is one of the best movies like A Walk To Remember (2002)
Comedy, Romance

Valentine's Day (2010)

More than a dozen Angelenos navigate Valentine's Day from early morning until midnight. Three couples awake together, but each relationship will sputter; are any worth saving? A grade-school boy wants flowers for his first true love; two high school seniors plan first-time sex at noon; a TV sports reporter gets the assignment to find romance in LA; a star quarterback contemplates his future; two strangers meet on a plane; grandparents, together for years, face a crisis; and, an "I Hate Valentine's Day" dinner beckons the lonely and the lied to. Can Cupid finish his work by midnight? This is why Valentine's Day (2010) is one of the best movies like A Walk To Remember (2002). (Read More)

Themes:wedding, marriage
Locations:school, cemetery, restaurant
Characters:doctor
Story:high school student, wedding ceremony, marriage proposal, chick flick, high school, character says i love you, best friend, car accident, teenage boy, teenage girl, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, dancing, mother son relationship, kiss

3 Idiots (2009)
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:student
Story:paralysis, love at first sight, male bonding, first love, prank, character repeating someone else's dialogue, best friend, slow motion scene, urination, coming of age, father daughter relationship, based on novel, kiss

Hell Or High Water (2016)
Crime, Drama, Thriller, Western

Hell Or High Water (2016)

In Texas, after the death of his mother, the unemployed oil and gas worker Toby Howard is losing his ranch to the Texas Midlands Bank. Toby is divorced from his wife who lives with their two sons. When his brother Tanner Howard is released from the prison, they team up to rob agencies of the Texas Midlands Bank to raise money to pay the loan so that Toby may leave the real estate to his sons. Meanwhile the Texas Ranger Marcus Hamilton who is near retirement and his Indian descendant partner Alberto Parker try to anticipate the next move of the thieves. (Read More)

Themes:redemption, deception, escape, revenge
Locations:restaurant
Story:dead mother, male bonding, police chase, character says i love you, ex husband ex wife relationship, driving, security guard, four word title, police car, flashlight, car crash, car chase, punched in the face, slow motion scene, small town, car accident, police officer, tattoo, mother son relationship, father son relationship

The Dark Knight (2008)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Dark Knight (2008)

Set within a year after the events of Batman Begins, Batman, Lieutenant James Gordon, and new district attorney Harvey Dent successfully begin to round up the criminals that plague Gotham City until a mysterious and sadistic criminal mastermind known only as the Joker appears in Gotham, creating a new wave of chaos. Batman's struggle against the Joker becomes deeply personal, forcing him to "confront everything he believes" and improve his technology to stop him. A love triangle develops between Bruce Wayne, Dent and Rachel Dawes. (Read More)

Themes:tragedy, deception, escape, friendship, revenge
Locations:wheelchair, restaurant, hospital
Characters:director, christian, nurse, doctor
Period:2000s
Story:school bus, marriage proposal, crutches, loner, near death experience, telescope, jumping from height, police chase, character repeating someone else's dialogue, security guard, montage, ambulance, flashlight, car crash, car chase, punched in the face, slow motion scene, rescue, car accident, police officer

American Wedding (2003) is one of the best movies like A Walk To Remember (2002)
Comedy, Romance

American Wedding (2003)

Jim Levenstein has finally found the courage to ask his girlfriend, Michelle Flaherty to marry him. She agrees to get married, but the problems don't stop there for Jim. Now along with Paul Finch and Kevin Myers, Jim must plan the wedding. Unfortunately Steve Stifler is in town and won't let the wedding go past without having some fun himself, which includes setting up a secret bachelor party. (Read More)

Themes:wedding, redemption, marriage, friendship
Locations:wheelchair, restaurant
Period:2000s
Story:school bus, marriage proposal, reference to aristotle, dance lesson, montage, small town, teenage boy, teenage girl, cult film, dancing, father daughter relationship, father son relationship, mother son relationship, kiss

Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World (2010)
Action, Comedy, Romance

Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World (2010)

Scott Pilgrim plays in a band which aspires to success. He dates Knives Chau, a high-school girl five years younger, and he hasn't recovered from being dumped by his former girlfriend, now a success with her own band. When Scott falls for Ramona Flowers, he has trouble breaking up with Knives and tries to romance Ramona. As if juggling two women wasn't enough, Ramona comes with baggage: seven ex-lovers, with each of whom Scott must do battle to the death in order to win Ramona. This is why Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World (2010) is one of the best movies like A Walk To Remember (2002). (Read More)

Themes:dating, jealousy, friendship
Locations:school
Characters:teenager
Story:high school girl, high school, swing, fainting, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, character repeating someone else's dialogue, library, montage, book, punched in the face, urination, voice over narration, teenage girl, coming of age, cult film, singing, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, kiss

Gran Torino (2008)
Drama

Gran Torino (2008)

Walt Kowalski is a widower who holds onto his prejudices despite the changes in his Michigan neighborhood and the world around him. Kowalski is a grumpy, tough-minded, unhappy old man who can't get along with either his kids or his neighbors. He is a Korean War veteran whose prize possession is a 1972 Gran Torino he keeps in mint condition. When his neighbor Thao, a young Hmong teenager under pressure from his gang member cousin, tries to steal his Gran Torino, Kowalski sets out to reform the youth. Drawn against his will into the life of Thao's family, Kowalski is soon taking steps to protect them from the gangs that infest their neighborhood. (Read More)

Themes:redemption, tragedy, revenge, friendship
Locations:church, hospital
Characters:bully, priest, doctor, teenager
Period:2000s
Story:bully comeuppance, widower, initiation rite, community service, peer pressure, loner, near death experience, male bonding, teen angst, montage, ambulance, police car, flashlight, punched in the face, rescue, police officer, coming of age, cult film, tattoo, father daughter relationship

John Q (2002)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

John Q (2002)

John Quincy Archibald's son Michael collapses while playing baseball as a result of heart failure. John rushes Michael to a hospital emergency room where he is informed that Michael's only hope is a transplant. Unfortunately, John's insurance won't cover his son's transplant. Out of options, John Q. takes the emergency room staff and patients hostage until hospital doctors agree to do the transplant. (Read More)

Themes:marriage
Locations:church, hospital
Characters:christian, nurse, doctor
Story:choir, telescope, terminal illness, security guard, montage, ambulance, police car, car accident, singing, father daughter relationship, father son relationship, mother son relationship

17 Again (2009) is one of the best movies like A Walk To Remember (2002)
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)

Themes:dating, marriage
Locations:school
Characters:bully, teenager
Period:2000s
Story:high school, high school student, basketball, cafeteria, teen movie, miracle, teen angst, driving, best friend, teenage boy, coming of age, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, father daughter relationship, father son relationship, kiss

The Tree Of Life (2011)
Drama, Fantasy

The Tree Of Life (2011)

The impressionistic story of a Texas family in the 1950s. The film follows the life journey of the eldest son, Jack, through the innocence of childhood to his disillusioned adult years as he tries to reconcile a complicated relationship with his father ('Brad Pitt' (qv)). Jack (played as an adult by 'Sean Penn (I)' (qv)) finds himself a lost soul in the modern world, seeking answers to the origins and meaning of life while questioning the existence of faith. (Read More)

Themes:faith, jealousy, marriage
Locations:cemetery, church, school, restaurant
Characters:director, christianity, bully, christian, priest
Story:car radio, swing, choir, butterfly, ambition, fainting, police car, flashlight, piano, book, slow motion scene, small town, voice over narration, coming of age, dancing, father son relationship, mother son relationship, kiss

Coach Carter (2005)
Biography, Drama, Sport

Coach Carter (2005)

In 1999, Ken Carter accepts the job of basketball coach for his old high school in a poor area of Richmond, CA. As much dismayed by the poor attitudes of his players as well as their dismal play performance, Carter sets about to change both. He imposes a strict regime typified in written contracts that demand respectful behavior, a dress code and good grades for players. Any initial resistance is soon dispelled as the team under Carter's tutelage becomes a undefeated competitor. However, when the overconfident team's behavior begins to stray with too many doing poorly in class, Carter takes immediate action. To the outrage of the team, the school and the community, Carter cancels all team activities and locks the court until the team shows acceptable academic improvement. In the ensuing debate, Carter fights to keep his methods, determined to show the boys that they need good values for their futures and eventually finds he has affected them more profoundly than he ever expected. This is why Coach Carter (2005) is one of the best movies like A Walk To Remember (2002). (Read More)

Themes:dating, friendship
Locations:school
Characters:teenager
Story:underage drinking, single father, high school, what happened to epilogue, library, basketball, single mother, teenage boy, dancing, father son relationship, mother son relationship

The Nice Guys (2016)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Nice Guys (2016)

Set against the backdrop of 1977 Los Angeles, The Nice Guys opens when single father and licensed PI Holland March (Gosling) is hired to investigate the apparent suicide of famous porn star Misty Mountains. As the trail leads him to track down a girl named Amelia (Qualley), he encounters less licensed and less hands-off private eye Jackson Healey (Russell Crowe) and his brass knuckles, both hired by the young hippie. However, the situation takes a turn for the worse when Amelia vanishes and it becomes apparent that March wasn't the only party interested. As both men are forced to team up, they'll have to take on a world filled with eccentric goons, strippers dressed as mermaids and even a possible government conspiracy. (Read More)

Themes:redemption, deception, escape, friendship, revenge
Locations:wheelchair, hospital
Characters:teenager
Story:sports car, near death experience, jumping from height, single father, scene during opening credits, revelation, single parent, character repeating someone else's dialogue, widower, ambulance, police car, car crash, car chase, punched in the face, rescue, car accident, voice over narration, teenage girl, dancing, father daughter relationship

Romeo + Juliet (1996) is one of the best movies like A Walk To Remember (2002)
Drama, Romance

Romeo + Juliet (1996)

The classic story of Romeo and Juliet, set in a modern-day city of Verona Beach. The Montagues and Capulets are two feuding families, whose children meet and fall in love. They have to hide their love from the world because they know that their parents will not allow them to be together. There are obstacles on the way, like Juliet's cousin, Tybalt, and Romeo's friend Mercutio, and many fights. But although it is set in modern times, it is still the same timeless story of the "star crossed lovers". (Read More)

Themes:tragedy, wedding, marriage
Story:star crossed lovers, teen romance, teen movie, forbidden love, first love, teen angst, car accident, tattoo, father daughter relationship, father son relationship, mother son relationship

Logan (2017)
Action, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Logan (2017)

In 2029 the mutant population has shrunken significantly and the X-Men have disbanded. Logan, whose power to self-heal is dwindling, has surrendered himself to alcohol and now earns a living as a chauffeur. He takes care of the ailing old Professor X whom he keeps hidden away. One day, a female stranger asks Logan to drive a girl named Laura to the Canadian border. At first he refuses, but the Professor has been waiting for a long time for her to appear. Laura possesses an extraordinary fighting prowess and is in many ways like Wolverine. She is pursued by sinister figures working for a powerful corporation; this is because her DNA contains the secret that connects her to Logan. A relentless pursuit begins - In this third cinematic outing featuring the Marvel comic book character Wolverine we see the superheroes beset by everyday problems. They are aging, ailing and struggling to survive financially. A decrepit Logan is forced to ask himself if he can or even wants to put his remaining powers to good use. It would appear that in the near-future, the times in which they were able put the world to rights with razor sharp claws and telepathic powers are now over. (Read More)

Themes:redemption, tragedy, deception, escape, revenge
Mood:melodrama
Locations:wheelchair, cemetery, hospital
Characters:bully, nurse, doctor
Story:bully comeuppance, telescope, scene during opening credits, character repeating someone else's dialogue, montage, police car, flashlight, car crash, car chase, book, punched in the face, rescue, car accident, mother son relationship, father son relationship

Rocky III (1982)
Drama, Sport

Rocky III (1982)

Three years and 10 successful title defenses after beating Apollo Creed, with whom he has become great friends, a now wealthy Rocky Balboa is considering retirement. Fame and complacency soon cause Balboa to lose his title to Clubber Lang, who inadvertently causes the death of Rocky's trainer Mickey. Rocky sinks into a depression, and Apollo decides to train Rocky for a rematch against Lang so Rocky can try to win the title back. (Read More)

Themes:redemption, jealousy, marriage, revenge, friendship
Characters:priest, doctor
Story:interracial friendship, male bonding, scene during opening credits, revelation, character repeating someone else's dialogue, security guard, montage, piano, punched in the face, slow motion scene, cult film, father son relationship, mother son relationship, kiss

Blue Valentine (2010)
Drama, Romance

Blue Valentine (2010)

Dean Pereira and Cindy Heller Pereira are a young, working class married couple - Dean currently working as a painter, and Cindy working as a nurse in a medical clinic - with a young daughter named Frankie. Despite their relatively tender ages, they are both ravaged by the life they've eked out together and by the experiences they've had leading into their marriage. Dean, a high school drop out, comes from a broken home, where he never really had a mother figure. He never saw himself getting married or having a family despite falling in love at first sight with Cindy. He doesn't have any professional ambition beyond his current work - which he enjoys since he feels he can knock off a beer at 8 o'clock in the morning without it affecting his work - although Cindy believes he has so much more potential in life. Cindy also comes from a dysfunctional family, with her own mother and father not setting an example of a harmonious married or family life. One of her previous serious relationships was with Bobby Ontario, that relationship which has a profound affect on many aspects of her marriage to Dean. Dean and Cindy head off on an overnight getaway together without Frankie, the getaway which may provide a clearer picture if their marriage can survive its many issues. This is why Blue Valentine (2010) is one of the best movies like A Walk To Remember (2002). (Read More)

Themes:wedding, marriage
Locations:wheelchair, school, restaurant
Characters:nurse, doctor
Story:wedding ceremony, love at first sight, ambition, high school, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, driving, montage, book, punched in the face, urination, voice over narration, tattoo, singing, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, dancing, father daughter relationship, kiss

The Virgin Suicides (1999) is one of the best movies like A Walk To Remember (2002)
Drama, Romance

The Virgin Suicides (1999)

A man about forty years of age tells the story from when he was a teenager in upscale suburban Detroit of his and three of his friends' fascination with the mysterious and doomed Lisbon sisters. In 1974, the sisters were seventeen year old Therese, sixteen year old Mary, fifteen year old Bonnie, fourteen year old Lux, and thirteen year old Cecilia. Their fascination still remains as they try to piece together the entire story. The sisters were mysteries if only because of having a strict and overprotective upbringing by their father, who taught math at the girls' private co-ed school, and overly devout Catholic mother, who largely dictated the household rules. The story focuses primarily on two incidents and the resulting situations on the girls' lives. The first was an action by Cecilia to deal with her emotions over her life. And the second was the relationship between Lux - the sister who pushed the boundaries of the household rules most overtly in doing what most teenagers want to do - and Trip Fontaine, he who could have any girl he wanted but wanting solely Lux. (Read More)

Themes:deception, escape, jealousy
Locations:school, cemetery, hospital
Characters:priest, teenager
Story:high school teacher, teen movie, underage drinking, telescope, first love, high school, teen angst, ambulance, teenage boy, voice over narration, teenage girl, coming of age, cult film, singing, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, dancing, father daughter relationship, father son relationship, based on novel, kiss

Juno (2007)
Comedy, Drama

Juno (2007)

A tale told over four seasons, starting in autumn when Juno, a 16-year-old high-school junior in Minnesota, discovers she's pregnant after one event in a chair with her best friend, Bleeker. In the waiting room of an abortion clinic, the quirky and whip-sharp Juno decides to give birth and to place the child with an adoptive couple. She finds one in the PennySaver personals, contacts them, tells her dad and step-mother, and carries on with school. The chosen parents, upscale yuppies (one of whom is cool and laid back, the other meticulous and uptight), meet Juno, sign papers, and the year unfolds. Will Juno's plan work, can she improvise, and what about Bleeker? (Read More)

Themes:jealousy, marriage, friendship
Locations:school, wheelchair, hospital
Characters:bully, student, doctor, teenager
Story:high school student, teen movie, high school, teen angst, montage, single mother, best friend, slow motion scene, urination, teenage boy, voice over narration, teenage girl, cult film, singing, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, dancing, father daughter relationship, mother son relationship, kiss

A Beautiful Mind (2001)
Biography, Drama

A Beautiful Mind (2001)

From the heights of notoriety to the depths of depravity, John Forbes Nash, Jr. experienced it all. A mathematical genius, he made an astonishing discovery early in his career and stood on the brink of international acclaim. But the handsome and arrogant Nash soon found himself on a painful and harrowing journey of self-discovery. After many years of struggle, he eventually triumphed over his tragedy, and finally - late in life - received the Nobel Prize. (Read More)

Themes:dating, redemption, tragedy, wedding, marriage, friendship
Locations:school, wheelchair, restaurant
Characters:student, nurse, doctor
Story:marriage proposal, star gazing, loner, prank, library, car chase, punched in the face, cult film, dancing, father son relationship, mother son relationship, kiss

A Clockwork Orange (1971)
Crime, Drama, Sci-fi

A Clockwork Orange (1971)

Protagonist Alex DeLarge is an "ultraviolent" youth in futuristic Britain. As with all luck, his eventually runs out and he's arrested and convicted of murder and rape. While in prison, Alex learns of an experimental program in which convicts are programmed to detest violence. If he goes through the program, his sentence will be reduced and he will be back on the streets sooner than expected. But Alex's ordeals are far from over once he hits the mean streets of Britain that he had a hand in creating. (Read More)

Themes:redemption, deception, friendship, revenge
Locations:wheelchair, church, restaurant, hospital
Characters:bible, priest, nurse, doctor, teenager
Story:wet t shirt, juvenile delinquent, sports car, near death experience, minister, prank, widower, library, montage, car crash, punched in the face, slow motion scene, car accident, police officer, voice over narration, coming of age, cult film, singing, mother son relationship, father son relationship

Ghost World (2001) is one of the best movies like A Walk To Remember (2002)
Comedy, Drama

Ghost World (2001)

This is the story of Enid and Rebecca after they finish the high school. Both have problems relating to people and they spend their time hanging around and bothering creeps. When they meet Seymour who is a social outsider who loves to collect old 78 records, Enid's life will change forever. This is why Ghost World (2001) is one of the best movies like A Walk To Remember (2002). (Read More)

Themes:jealousy, friendship
Locations:school, wheelchair
Story:high school, high school student, outsider, practical joke, teen movie, underage drinking, teen angst, single parent, date, prank, teenage boy, voice over narration, teenage girl, coming of age, cult film, dancing, father daughter relationship

Beauty And The Beast (2017)
Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance

Beauty And The Beast (2017)

Disney's animated classic takes on a new form, with a widened mythology and an all-star cast. A young prince, imprisoned in the form of a beast, can be freed only by true love. What may be his only opportunity arrives when he meets Belle, the only human girl to ever visit the castle since it was enchanted. (Read More)

Themes:redemption, tragedy, deception, escape, jealousy, revenge
Story:opposites attract, star crossed lovers, jumping from height, single father, single parent, widower, library, four word title, montage, piano, punched in the face, slow motion scene, rescue, voice over narration, coming of age, singing, dancing, father daughter relationship, father son relationship, mother son relationship

Bridge To Terabithia (2007)
Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy

Bridge To Terabithia (2007)

Jesse Aarons trained all summer to become the fastest runner in school, so he's very upset when newcomer Leslie Burke outruns him and everyone else. Despite this and other differences, including that she's rich, he's poor, and she's a city girl, he's a country boy, the two become fast friends. Together, they create Terabithia, a land of monsters, trolls, ogres, and giants and rule as king and queen. This friendship helps Jess deal with the tragedy that makes him realize what Leslie taught him. (Read More)

Themes:tragedy, friendship
Locations:school, church
Characters:bully, student, teenager
Story:church service, school bus, outsider, swing, police car, best friend, punched in the face, police officer, teenage boy, teenage girl, coming of age, singing, dancing, father daughter relationship, father son relationship, mother son relationship, based on novel

My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)

Toula Portokalos is 30, Greek, and works in her family's restaurant, Dancing Zorba's, in Chicago. All her father Gus wants is for her to get married to a nice Greek boy. But Toula is looking for more in life. Her mother convinces Gus to let her take some computer classes at college (making him think it's his idea). With those classes under her belt, she then takes over her aunt's travel agency (again making her father think it's his idea). She meets Ian Miller, a high school English teacher, WASP, and dreamboat she had made a fool of herself over at the restaurant; they date secretly for a while before her family finds out. Her father is livid over her dating a non-Greek. He has to learn to accept Ian; Ian has to learn to accept Toula's huge family, and Toula has to learn to accept herself. (Read More)

Themes:dating, wedding
Locations:church, school, restaurant
Characters:priest, student
Story:marriage proposal, high school, date, voice over narration, dancing, father daughter relationship, mother son relationship, father son relationship

The Cable Guy (1996) is one of the best movies like A Walk To Remember (2002)
Comedy, Drama, Thriller

The Cable Guy (1996)

Steven Kovak has been kicked out of his apartment by his girlfriend. Steven has a new apartment, and decides to slip the cable guy (Chip) $50 for free cable. Steven then fakes an interest in Chip's line of work. However Chip takes this to heart trying to become Steven's best bud. When Steven no longer wants to be Chips friend the man who can do it all goes on an all out assault to ruin Steven's life. In the backdrop is the delicate sub-plot of the trial of a former kid star for murdering his brother. (Read More)

Themes:deception, jealousy, marriage, friendship, revenge
Locations:restaurant
Story:marriage proposal, loner, jumping from height, scene during opening credits, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, character repeating someone else's dialogue, montage, basketball, punched in the face, slow motion scene, rescue, police officer, cult film, mother son relationship, father son relationship

Dirty Dancing (1987)
Drama, Music, Romance

Dirty Dancing (1987)

In 1963, Frances "Baby" Houseman, a sweet daddy's girl, goes with her family to a resort in upstate New York's Catskill Mountains. Baby has grown up in privileged surroundings and all expect her to go on to college, join the Peace Corps and save the world before marrying a doctor, just like her father. Unexpectedly, Baby becomes infatuated with the camp's dance instructor, Johnny Castle, a man whose background is vastly different from her own. Baby lies to her father to get money to pay for an illegal abortion for Johnny's dance partner. She then fills in as Johnny's dance partner and it is as he is teaching her the dance routine that they fall in love. It all comes apart when Johnny's friend falls seriously ill after her abortion and Baby gets her father, who saves the girl's life. He then learns what Baby has been up to, who with and worse - that he funded the illegal abortion. He bans his daughter from any further association with "those people". In the first deliberately willful action of her life, Baby later sneaks out to see Johnny - ostensibly to apologize for her father's rudeness - and ends up consummating her relationship with Johnny. A jealous fellow vacationer sees Baby sneaking out of Johnny's bungalow the next morning, and in an act of retribution, tells management that he is responsible for a theft the evening before, knowing he would not furnish his real whereabouts. This is why Dirty Dancing (1987) is one of the best movies like A Walk To Remember (2002). (Read More)

Characters:doctor, teenager
Story:dance lesson, opposites attract, chick flick, teenage daughter, teen romance, teen movie, forbidden love, first love, scene during opening credits, voice over narration, teenage girl, coming of age, cult film, singing, dancing, father daughter relationship

Don Jon (2013)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Don Jon (2013)

Jon Martello objectifies everything in his life: his apartment, his car, his family, his church, and, of course, women. His buddies even call him Don Jon because of his ability to pull "10s" every weekend without fail. Yet even the finest flings don't compare to the transcendent bliss he achieves alone in front of the computer watching pornography. Dissatisfied, he embarks on a journey to find a more gratifying sex life, but ends up learning larger lessons of life and love through relationships with two very different women. (Read More)

Themes:dating, friendship
Locations:church
Characters:priest
Story:character says i love you, date, character repeating someone else's dialogue, driving, basketball, slow motion scene, voice over narration, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, dancing, father son relationship, mother son relationship, kiss

American Psycho (2000)
Crime, Drama

American Psycho (2000)

Patrick Bateman is handsome, well educated and intelligent. He is twenty-seven and living his own American dream. He works by day on Wall Street, earning a fortune to complement the one he was born with. At night he descends into madness, as he experiments with fear and violence.

Themes:deception, wedding, escape, jealousy, friendship, revenge
Locations:restaurant
Story:telescope, scene during opening credits, police chase, revelation, date, security guard, montage, ambulance, police car, car crash, urination, car accident, police officer, voice over narration, cult film, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, dancing, based on novel, kiss

Brooklyn (2015) is one of the best movies like A Walk To Remember (2002)
Drama, Romance

Brooklyn (2015)

In late 1951, Eilis Lacey, a young Irish girl, emigrates to Brooklyn. Sponsored by Father Flood, a priest from her native town Enniscorthy, she is assured to find a full-time job there. But the early days are tough, seasickness being soon replaced by loneliness and homesickness, two feelings all the more acutely felt by Eilis for having had to leave behind her widowed mother and her dear sister Rose. She nevertheless little by little manages to find her footing by adapting to her job as a salesgirl, by studying bookkeeping at Brooklyn College as well as with a little help from both Father Flood and Mrs. Kehoe, the owner of the boarding school she now lives in. And not only does graduation follow but love shows its face in Tony, an Italian-American plumber, full of adoration and respect for her. They end up marrying, although keeping the thing secret. It is at that point that tragedy strikes inciting Eilis to return to Enniscorthy to support her mother morally. And there a strange thing happens : she gradually gets lured by the charms of her native place, going far as to let herself be wooed by Jim Farrell, a young local. (Read More)

Themes:dating, tragedy, wedding, jealousy, marriage, friendship
Mood:melodrama
Locations:cemetery, school, restaurant
Characters:priest, student
Story:wedding ceremony, church service, marriage proposal, ambulance, best friend, singing, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, dancing, father son relationship, mother son relationship, based on novel, kiss

Deadpool (2016)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Romance, Sci-fi

Deadpool (2016)

This is the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life. (Read More)

Themes:cancer, redemption, deception, escape, marriage, revenge, friendship
Characters:doctor, teenager
Story:marriage proposal, love at first sight, interracial friendship, jumping from height, scene during opening credits, terminal illness, date, montage, car crash, best friend, punched in the face, slow motion scene, rescue, urination, car accident, voice over narration, teenage girl, tattoo, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, kiss

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