20 Movies Like Garden State

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Garden State

Garden State
Garden State
Internet Movie Database: 7.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 86%
Metacritic: 67/100
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Runtime: 102 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Awards: 13 wins & 39 nominations
Writer: Zach Braff
Actors: Zach Braff, Peter Sarsgaard, Natalie Portman
Language: English, Klingon
Country: United States
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“Garden State” is a coming-of-age film about a young man named Andrew who returns to his hometown in New Jersey after a decade to attend his mother’s funeral. Through unexpected encounters and friendships, he navigates his emotional journey of self-discovery and finds love along the way.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

The Perks of Being a Wallflower
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Internet Movie Database: 7.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 85%
Metacritic: 67/100
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Runtime: 103 min
Genre: Drama
Awards: 19 wins & 51 nominations
Writer: Stephen Chbosky
Actors: Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Ezra Miller
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Perks of Being a Wallflower” is a coming-of-age drama about a socially awkward teenager named Charlie who navigates high school while dealing with mental health issues and forming deep connections with a group of misfit friends. Through a series of letters, he explores themes of love, friendship, and self-discovery as he learns to embrace his true self.

(500) Days of Summer

Not a Love Story: Making (500) Days of Summer
Not a Love Story: Making (500) Days of Summer
Internet Movie Database: 7.7/10
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Runtime: 30 min
Genre: Documentary, Short
Awards: N/A
Writer: N/A
Actors: Zooey Deschanel, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Scott Neustadter, Marc Webb
Language: English
Country: USA
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(500) Days of Summer is a romantic comedy-drama that follows the nonlinear relationship of Tom and Summer, exploring themes of love, heartbreak, and the complexities of modern relationships. Through a non-linear narrative structure, the film explores the highs and lows of their relationship, ultimately challenging the idea of a typical Hollywood love story.

Little Miss Sunshine

Little Miss Sunshine
Little Miss Sunshine
Internet Movie Database: 7.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 91%
Metacritic: 80/100
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Runtime: 101 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Awards: Won 2 Oscars. 72 wins & 112 nominations total
Writer: Michael Arndt
Actors: Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Greg Kinnear
Language: English
Country: United States
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Little Miss Sunshine is a heartwarming comedy-drama about a dysfunctional family who embarks on a road trip to support their young daughter’s dream of participating in a beauty pageant. Along the way, they face various challenges and discover the true meaning of family and happiness.

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Internet Movie Database: 8.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 92%
Metacritic: 89/100
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Runtime: 108 min
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 73 wins & 111 nominations total
Writer: Charlie Kaufman, Michel Gondry, Pierre Bismuth
Actors: Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Tom Wilkinson
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” is a science fiction romantic drama film that follows Joel and Clementine, a couple who undergo a procedure to erase each other from their memories. As their memories are erased, they rediscover their love for each other and fight to hold onto their fading memories.

Juno

Juno
Juno
Internet Movie Database: 7.4/10
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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Junomovie is a coming-of-age comedy-drama about a teenage girl named Juno who unexpectedly becomes pregnant and decides to give the baby up for adoption. The film explores Juno’s journey as she navigates through the complexities of love, friendship, and growing up.

Lost in Translation

Lost in Translation
Lost in Translation
Internet Movie Database: 7.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 95%
Metacritic: 91/100
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Runtime: 102 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 97 wins & 133 nominations total
Writer: Sofia Coppola
Actors: Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, Giovanni Ribisi
Language: English, Japanese, German, French
Country: United States, Japan
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Lost in Translation is a film about the unlikely bond that forms between an aging actor and a young woman in Tokyo, as they navigate their feelings of loneliness and disconnection in a foreign city.

Almost Famous

Almost Famous
Almost Famous
Internet Movie Database: 7.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 91%
Metacritic: 90/100
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Runtime: 122 min
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 54 wins & 103 nominations total
Writer: Cameron Crowe
Actors: Billy Crudup, Patrick Fugit, Kate Hudson
Language: English, French
Country: United States
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“Almost Famous” is a coming-of-age film about a young aspiring journalist who goes on tour with a rock band in the 1970s, experiencing the highs and lows of the music industry while navigating the complexities of love and fame.

Silver Linings Playbook

Silver Linings Playbook
Silver Linings Playbook
Internet Movie Database: 7.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 92%
Metacritic: 81/100
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Runtime: 122 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 89 wins & 148 nominations total
Writer: David O. Russell, Matthew Quick
Actors: Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro
Language: English, Hindi
Country: United States
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Silver Linings Playbook is a romantic comedy-drama that follows the story of a man with bipolar disorder who forms an unlikely bond with a woman dealing with her own personal struggles, as they navigate their way through a dance competition and find solace in each other’s company.

The Spectacular Now

The Spectacular Now
The Spectacular Now
Internet Movie Database: 7.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 91%
Metacritic: 82/100
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Runtime: 95 min
Genre: Drama, Romance
Awards: 9 wins & 32 nominations
Writer: Scott Neustadter, Michael H. Weber, Tim Tharp
Actors: Miles Teller, Shailene Woodley, Kyle Chandler
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Spectacular Now” is a coming-of-age drama about a charismatic high school senior who forms an unexpected bond with a shy and introverted classmate, as they navigate the complexities of love, friendship, and self-discovery.”

The Art of Getting By

The Art of Getting By
The Art of Getting By
Internet Movie Database: 6.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 20%
Metacritic: 36/100
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Runtime: 83 min
Genre: Drama, Romance
Awards: 1 win & 2 nominations
Writer: Gavin Wiesen
Actors: Freddie Highmore, Emma Roberts, Michael Angarano
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Art of Getting By” is a coming-of-age drama about a high school student named George who is struggling with his purpose in life and forming meaningful connections. Through his friendship with a girl named Sally, he learns to confront his fears and embrace the idea of taking risks to find happiness and fulfillment.

Adventureland

Adventureland
Adventureland
Internet Movie Database: 6.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 88%
Metacritic: 76/100
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Runtime: 107 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Awards: 1 win & 4 nominations
Writer: Greg Mottola
Actors: Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Ryan Reynolds
Language: English
Country: United States
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Adventureland is a coming-of-age comedy-drama set in the summer of 1987, following a recent college graduate who takes a job at an amusement park to save money for graduate school, where he navigates relationships, friendships, and self-discovery.

Submarine

Submarine
Submarine
Internet Movie Database: 7.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 88%
Metacritic: 76/100
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Runtime: 97 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Awards: Nominated for 1 BAFTA Award6 wins & 17 nominations total
Writer: Richard Ayoade, Joe Dunthorne
Actors: Craig Roberts, Sally Hawkins, Paddy Considine
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom, United States
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“Submarine” is a coming-of-age comedy-drama film that follows the story of a socially awkward teenager named Oliver Tate, as he navigates his first love and tries to save his parents’ marriage. Through witty narration and eccentric characters, the film explores themes of adolescence, romance, and family dynamics.

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
Internet Movie Database: 7.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 82%
Metacritic: 74/100
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Runtime: 105 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Awards: 18 wins & 30 nominations
Writer: Jesse Andrews
Actors: Thomas Mann, RJ Cyler, Olivia Cooke
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” is a coming-of-age film about a high school student named Greg, who befriends a classmate named Rachel, after she is diagnosed with cancer. Together, they navigate the complexities of friendship, love, and loss, while making a film together.

The Way Way Back

The Way Way Back
The Way Way Back
Internet Movie Database: 7.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 84%
Metacritic: 68/100
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Runtime: 103 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Awards: 5 wins & 31 nominations
Writer: Nat Faxon, Jim Rash
Actors: Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Allison Janney
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Way Way Back” is a coming-of-age comedy-drama film about an introverted teenager named Duncan who finds solace and self-confidence while working at a water park during a summer vacation with his mother’s boyfriend and his dysfunctional family.”

Beginners

Beginners
Beginners
Internet Movie Database: 7.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 86%
Metacritic: 81/100
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Runtime: 105 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 36 wins & 30 nominations total
Writer: Mike Mills
Actors: Ewan McGregor, Christopher Plummer, Mélanie Laurent
Language: English, French
Country: United States
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“Beginners” is a heartfelt drama that explores the complex relationship between a father and son, as the son grapples with his father’s revelation of being gay and his own struggles with love. Through a nonlinear narrative, the film delves into themes of identity, acceptance, and the power of human connection.

The Fault in Our Stars

The Fault in Our Stars
The Fault in Our Stars
Internet Movie Database: 7.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 81%
Metacritic: 69/100
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Runtime: 126 min
Genre: Drama, Romance
Awards: 23 wins & 18 nominations
Writer: Scott Neustadter, Michael H. Weber, John Green
Actors: Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Nat Wolff
Language: English
Country: United States
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The Fault in Our Stars is a heart-wrenching love story between two teenagers, Hazel and Gus, who meet and fall in love at a cancer support group. Together, they navigate the complexities of life, love, and mortality, finding solace and joy in their shared experiences.

Moonrise Kingdom

Moonrise Kingdom
Moonrise Kingdom
Internet Movie Database: 7.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 93%
Metacritic: 84/100
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Runtime: 94 min
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 36 wins & 122 nominations total
Writer: Wes Anderson, Roman Coppola
Actors: Jared Gilman, Kara Hayward, Bruce Willis
Language: English
Country: United States
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Moonrise Kingdom is a whimsical coming-of-age story about two young lovers who run away from their New England town, causing a search party to be assembled to find them. As they navigate their way through the wilderness, they discover the power of love, friendship, and self-discovery.

The Kings of Summer

The Kings of Summer
The Kings of Summer
Internet Movie Database: 7.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 77%
Metacritic: 61/100
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Runtime: 95 min
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Awards: 5 wins & 10 nominations
Writer: Chris Galletta
Actors: Nick Robinson, Gabriel Basso, Moises Arias
Language: English, Spanish
Country: United States
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“The Kings of Summer” is a coming-of-age comedy-drama about three teenage boys who decide to spend their summer building a house in the woods and living off the land, in an attempt to escape their overbearing families and assert their independence.”

The Virgin Suicides

The Virgin Suicides
The Virgin Suicides
Internet Movie Database: 7.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 80%
Metacritic: 77/100
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Runtime: 97 min
Genre: Drama, Romance
Awards: 3 wins & 14 nominations
Writer: Jeffrey Eugenides, Sofia Coppola
Actors: Kirsten Dunst, Josh Hartnett, James Woods
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Virgin Suicides” is a film adaptation of Jeffrey Eugenides’ novel, following the mysterious suicides of the Lisbon sisters and the impact it has on their suburban community. Through the eyes of a group of neighborhood boys, the film explores themes of adolescence, obsession, and the complexities of suburban life.

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