20 Movies Like Better Off Dead

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Napoleon Dynamite

Napoleon Dynamite
Napoleon Dynamite
Internet Movie Database: 7.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 72%
Metacritic: 64/100
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Runtime: 96 min
Genre: Comedy
Awards: 10 wins & 23 nominations
Writer: Jared Hess, Jerusha Hess
Actors: Jon Heder, Efren Ramirez, Jon Gries
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Napoleon Dynamite” is a quirky comedy about a socially awkward teenager named Napoleon who navigates his way through high school in a small town, dealing with eccentric family members, making new friends, and ultimately embracing his uniqueness. The film follows his misadventures and showcases his unconventional journey towards self-acceptance and personal growth.

The Breakfast Club

The Breakfast Club
The Breakfast Club
Internet Movie Database: 7.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 89%
Metacritic: 66/100
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Runtime: 97 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Awards: 4 wins
Writer: John Hughes
Actors: Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Breakfast Club” is a coming-of-age film that follows five high school students from different social cliques who are forced to spend a Saturday in detention together. As they initially clash, they eventually bond and discover they have more in common than they thought, challenging societal stereotypes and exploring the complexities of teenage life.

Sixteen Candles

Sixteen Candles
Sixteen Candles
Internet Movie Database: 7.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 81%
Metacritic: 61/100
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Runtime: 93 min
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Awards: 2 wins & 1 nomination
Writer: John Hughes
Actors: Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall, Justin Henry
Language: English
Country: United States
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Sixteen Candles is a coming-of-age comedy film about a high school girl named Samantha who navigates through the ups and downs of her sixteenth birthday, which is overshadowed by her family’s forgetfulness and her crush’s obliviousness.

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Internet Movie Database: 7.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 82%
Metacritic: 61/100
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Runtime: 103 min
Genre: Comedy
Awards: 2 wins & 1 nomination
Writer: John Hughes
Actors: Matthew Broderick, Alan Ruck, Mia Sara
Language: English, German
Country: United States
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“Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” is a comedy film about a high school student named Ferris who fakes being sick to skip school for a day of adventures in Chicago, while being pursued by his suspicious principal.

Weird Science

Weird Science
Weird Science
Internet Movie Database: 6.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 59%
Metacritic: 46/100
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Runtime: 94 min
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Awards: 2 nominations
Writer: John Hughes, Al Feldstein, William M. Gaines
Actors: Anthony Michael Hall, Ilan Mitchell-Smith, Kelly LeBrock
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Weird Science” is a 1985 comedy film about two socially awkward teenagers who use their computer to create a virtual woman, who comes to life and helps them gain confidence and navigate high school challenges.”

Say Anything…

I Love 'Say Anything...'
I Love 'Say Anything...'
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Runtime: 8 min
Genre: Short
Awards: N/A
Writer: N/A
Actors: Robert Ben Garant, Thomas Lennon, Beth Littleford, Dwayne Perkins
Language: English
Country: USA
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“Say Anything…” is a romantic comedy-drama film about a high school valedictorian who falls in love with a rebellious girl, and their relationship challenges societal expectations and personal growth. The film explores themes of young love, ambition, and the complexities of coming of age.

Can’t Hardly Wait

Can't Hardly Wait
Can't Hardly Wait
Internet Movie Database: 6.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 40%
Metacritic: 52/100
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Runtime: 100 min
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Awards: 2 nominations
Writer: Deborah Kaplan, Harry Elfont
Actors: Jennifer Love Hewitt, Ethan Embry, Charlie Korsmo
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Can’t Hardly Wait” is a 1998 teen comedy film that follows a group of high school seniors as they attend a wild graduation party, where relationships are tested, secrets are revealed, and unexpected connections are made. The film explores themes of love, friendship, and self-discovery in the midst of the chaotic and memorable night.

Fast Times at Ridgemont High

Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Internet Movie Database: 7.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 78%
Metacritic: 61/100
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Runtime: 90 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Awards: 1 win & 1 nomination
Writer: Cameron Crowe
Actors: Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Judge Reinhold
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Fast Times at Ridgemont High” is a coming-of-age comedy film that follows a group of high school students as they navigate relationships, sex, and the challenges of growing up. Set in a California high school, the movie explores the ups and downs of teenage life with humor and authenticity.

Revenge of the Nerds

Revenge of the Nerds
Revenge of the Nerds
Internet Movie Database: 6.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 71%
Metacritic: 44/100
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Runtime: 90 min
Genre: Comedy
Awards: N/A
Writer: Tim Metcalfe, Miguel Tejada-Flores, Steve Zacharias
Actors: Robert Carradine, Anthony Edwards, Timothy Busfield
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Revenge of the Nerds” is a comedy film about a group of socially marginalized college students who form their own fraternity to challenge the dominance of the jock fraternity on campus. Through their wit and intelligence, they outsmart their rivals and prove that being a nerd can be just as cool and successful.

Clueless

Clueless
Clueless
Internet Movie Database: 6.9/10
Metacritic: 68/100
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Runtime: 97 min
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Awards: 6 wins & 12 nominations
Writer: Amy Heckerling
Actors: Alicia Silverstone, Stacey Dash, Brittany Murphy
Language: English, Spanish
Country: United States
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“Clueless” is a 1995 coming-of-age comedy film about a wealthy and popular high school student named Cher who navigates through the ups and downs of teenage life, friendships, and romance in Beverly Hills. Along with her friends, she takes on matchmaking and makeovers while learning valuable lessons about love and self-discovery.

Dazed and Confused

Dazed and Confused
Dazed and Confused
Internet Movie Database: 7.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 93%
Metacritic: 80/100
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Runtime: 103 min
Genre: Comedy
Awards: 1 win & 4 nominations
Writer: Richard Linklater
Actors: Jason London, Wiley Wiggins, Matthew McConaughey
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Dazed and Confused” is a coming-of-age film set in 1976, following a group of high school students on their last day of school as they navigate the pressures of adolescence, partying, and the uncertainty of the future. The film captures the essence of youth rebellion and the search for identity in a nostalgic and humorous way.

Superbad

Superbad
Superbad
Internet Movie Database: 7.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 88%
Metacritic: 76/100
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Runtime: 113 min
Genre: Comedy
Awards: 11 wins & 24 nominations
Writer: Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg
Actors: Michael Cera, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Superbad” is a coming-of-age comedy film about two high school best friends, Seth and Evan, who embark on a wild adventure to obtain alcohol for a party in order to impress their crushes before they graduate. Along the way, they encounter hilarious obstacles, awkward situations, and learn valuable lessons about friendship and growing up.

Easy A

Easy A
Easy A
Internet Movie Database: 7.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 85%
Metacritic: 72/100
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Runtime: 92 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Awards: 9 wins & 21 nominations
Writer: Bert V. Royal
Actors: Emma Stone, Amanda Bynes, Penn Badgley
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Easy A” is a comedy film about a high school student named Olive who pretends to be sexually promiscuous, leading to her reputation spiraling out of control. As she embraces her newfound notoriety, Olive learns valuable lessons about friendship, self-acceptance, and the consequences of lies.

Juno

Juno
Juno
Internet Movie Database: 7.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 94%
Metacritic: 81/100
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Runtime: 96 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 90 wins & 101 nominations total
Writer: Diablo Cody
Actors: Elliot Page, Michael Cera, Jennifer Garner
Language: English, Spanish
Country: United States
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The movie “Juno” follows the story of a teenage girl named Juno who becomes pregnant and decides to give her baby up for adoption. It explores her journey navigating the complexities of teenage pregnancy and the relationships she forms along the way.

Mean Girls

Mean Girls
Mean Girls
Internet Movie Database: 7.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 84%
Metacritic: 66/100
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Runtime: 97 min
Genre: Comedy
Awards: 7 wins & 25 nominations
Writer: Rosalind Wiseman, Tina Fey
Actors: Lindsay Lohan, Jonathan Bennett, Rachel McAdams
Language: English, German, Vietnamese, Swahili
Country: United States, Canada
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The Mean Girls movie follows Cady Heron, a teenager who joins a new high school and gets entangled in a popular clique called “The Plastics.” As she navigates the treacherous world of teenage social hierarchy, Cady learns valuable lessons about friendship, identity, and the consequences of gossip.

The Princess Diaries

The Princess Diaries
The Princess Diaries
Internet Movie Database: 6.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 49%
Metacritic: 52/100
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Runtime: 115 min
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Awards: 3 wins & 11 nominations
Writer: Meg Cabot, Gina Wendkos
Actors: Julie Andrews, Anne Hathaway, Hector Elizondo
Language: English, Dutch, Italian
Country: United States, United Kingdom
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“The Princess Diaries” is a coming-of-age film about a socially awkward teenager named Mia Thermopolis who discovers she is the heir to the throne of a small European country. With the help of her grandmother, she undergoes a transformation to become a princess while navigating the challenges of royal life and finding her true self.

She’s All That

She's All That
She's All That
Internet Movie Database: 5.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 41%
Metacritic: 51/100
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Runtime: 95 min
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Awards: 8 wins & 5 nominations
Writer: R. Lee Fleming Jr.
Actors: Freddie Prinze Jr., Rachael Leigh Cook, Matthew Lillard
Language: English
Country: United States
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“She’s All That” is a 1999 romantic comedy about a popular high school jock who makes a bet that he can turn an unpopular art student into the prom queen. As he starts to spend more time with her, he realizes that there is more to her than meets the eye.

10 Things I Hate About You

10 Things I Hate About You
10 Things I Hate About You
Internet Movie Database: 7.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 71%
Metacritic: 70/100
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Runtime: 97 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Awards: 2 wins & 13 nominations
Writer: Karen McCullah, Kirsten Smith, William Shakespeare
Actors: Heath Ledger, Julia Stiles, Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Language: English, French
Country: United States
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“10 Things I Hate About You” is a romantic comedy about a high school student named Kat who is known for her strong personality and disdain for conformity. When her younger sister Bianca is forbidden from dating until Kat does, a plan is hatched to find a suitor for Kat, leading to unexpected love and personal growth for all involved.

American Pie

American Pie
American Pie
Internet Movie Database: 7.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 61%
Metacritic: 58/100
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Runtime: 95 min
Genre: Comedy
Awards: 9 wins & 14 nominations
Writer: Adam Herz
Actors: Jason Biggs, Chris Klein, Thomas Ian Nicholas
Language: English
Country: United States
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American Pie is a coming-of-age comedy film that follows a group of high school friends as they make a pact to lose their virginity by prom night. The movie explores their hilarious and often embarrassing attempts to navigate relationships, love, and sexual experiences.

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“The Perks of Being a Wallflower” is a coming-of-age drama film about a socially awkward teenager named Charlie who navigates high school, deals with personal struggles, and finds solace in a group of misfit friends. It explores themes of friendship, love, mental health, and self-discovery.

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