20 Movies Like Better Days

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The Pursuit of Happyness

The Pursuit of Happyness
The Pursuit of Happyness
Internet Movie Database: 8.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 67%
Metacritic: 64/100
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Runtime: 117 min
Genre: Biography, Drama
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 12 wins & 26 nominations total
Writer: Steve Conrad
Actors: Will Smith, Thandiwe Newton, Jaden Smith
Language: English, Cantonese
Country: United States
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“The Pursuit of Happyness” is a biographical drama film based on the true story of Chris Gardner, a struggling salesman who becomes homeless with his young son. Determined to provide a better life, he battles against all odds to secure a prestigious internship and ultimately achieve success and happiness.

A Silent Voice

A Silent Voice
A Silent Voice
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Runtime: 3 min
Genre: Short
Awards: N/A
Writer: N/A
Actors: N/A
Language: N/A
Country: Iran
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“A Silent Voice” is a Japanese animated film that follows the story of a young boy named Shoya Ishida, who seeks redemption and forgiveness after bullying a deaf girl named Shoko Nishimiya in elementary school. The movie explores themes of friendship, empathy, and the power of forgiveness as Shoya attempts to make amends and overcome the guilt of his past actions.

I Am Sam

I Am Sam
I Am Sam
Internet Movie Database: 7.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 36%
Metacritic: 28/100
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Runtime: 132 min
Genre: Drama
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 8 wins & 12 nominations total
Writer: Kristine Johnson, Jessie Nelson
Actors: Sean Penn, Michelle Pfeiffer, Dakota Fanning
Language: English
Country: United States
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“I Am Sam” is a drama film about a mentally disabled man named Sam who fights for custody of his young daughter, with the help of a determined lawyer, after his abilities as a parent are questioned by the authorities.”

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 romantic drama about two teenagers, Hazel and Gus, who meet and fall in love at a cancer support group. Together, they navigate the complexities of their illness and embark on a life-changing journey that explores love, loss, and the power of living in the face of mortality.

Room

Room
Room
Internet Movie Database: 8.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 93%
Metacritic: 86/100
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Runtime: 118 min
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 108 wins & 141 nominations total
Writer: Emma Donoghue
Actors: Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, Sean Bridgers
Language: English
Country: Ireland, Canada, United Kingdom, United States
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The Room is a drama film that follows the tumultuous relationship between a young woman named Joy and her captor, Old Nick, who has confined her to a small room for several years. The story explores their struggle for survival and their eventual escape attempt.

Moonlight

Moonlight
Moonlight
Internet Movie Database: 7.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 98%
Metacritic: 99/100
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Runtime: 111 min
Genre: Drama
Awards: Won 3 Oscars. 233 wins & 309 nominations total
Writer: Barry Jenkins, Tarell Alvin McCraney
Actors: Mahershala Ali, Naomie Harris, Trevante Rhodes
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Moonlight” is a coming-of-age drama that follows the life of a young black man named Chiron as he navigates his identity, sexuality, and experiences growing up in a rough neighborhood in Miami. The film explores themes of love, self-discovery, and the complexities of masculinity through three pivotal chapters of Chiron’s life.

The Florida Project

The Florida Project
The Florida Project
Internet Movie Database: 7.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 96%
Metacritic: 92/100
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Runtime: 111 min
Genre: Drama
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 66 wins & 132 nominations total
Writer: Sean Baker, Chris Bergoch
Actors: Brooklynn Prince, Bria Vinaite, Willem Dafoe
Language: English, Spanish, Portuguese
Country: United States
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“The Florida Project” is a film that follows the lives of a group of children living in poverty with their struggling parents in a motel near Disney World. It explores themes of childhood innocence, resilience, and the harsh realities of poverty.

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 film about a socially awkward high school freshman named Charlie who navigates the challenges of adolescence, forms deep friendships, and discovers the joys and pains of love and self-discovery. Through a series of letters, Charlie documents his experiences, struggles with mental health, and his journey towards acceptance and finding his place in the world.

Boyhood

Boyhood
Boyhood
Internet Movie Database: 7.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 97%
Metacritic: 100/100
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Runtime: 165 min
Genre: Drama
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 175 wins & 218 nominations total
Writer: Richard Linklater
Actors: Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke
Language: English, Spanish, Ukrainian, Arabic
Country: United States
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“Boyhood” is a coming-of-age film that follows the life of a boy named Mason from childhood to adolescence, capturing the joys, challenges, and transformative moments that shape him and his relationships with his family. Shot over the course of 12 years with the same cast, the film offers an intimate and unique exploration of the passage of time and the evolution of a young person.

The Hate U Give

The Hate U Give
The Hate U Give
Internet Movie Database: 7.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 97%
Metacritic: 81/100
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Runtime: 133 min
Genre: Crime, Drama
Awards: 22 wins & 38 nominations
Writer: Audrey Wells, Angie Thomas
Actors: Amandla Stenberg, Regina Hall, Russell Hornsby
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Hate U Give” is a movie about a young African-American girl named Starr who witnesses the fatal shooting of her unarmed friend by a police officer. As she navigates between her predominantly black neighborhood and the mostly white prep school she attends, Starr finds herself torn between speaking out against injustice and protecting her own safety.

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 film that follows the story of a charismatic high school senior named Sutter Keely, who forms an unlikely relationship with a shy and introverted girl named Aimee Finecky. As they navigate the complexities of love, self-discovery, and growing up, their relationship forces them to confront their own insecurities and redefine their futures.

The Edge of Seventeen

The Edge of Seventeen
The Edge of Seventeen
Internet Movie Database: 7.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 94%
Metacritic: 77/100
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Runtime: 104 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Awards: 8 wins & 29 nominations
Writer: Kelly Fremon Craig
Actors: Hailee Steinfeld, Haley Lu Richardson, Blake Jenner
Language: English
Country: United States, China
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“The Edge of Seventeen” is a coming-of-age comedy-drama film that follows the life of an awkward high school student named Nadine as she navigates the challenges of friendships, love, and self-discovery. The movie explores themes of adolescence, identity, and the complexities of teenage relationships.

Eighth Grade

Eighth Grade
Eighth Grade
Internet Movie Database: 7.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 99%
Metacritic: 87/100
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Runtime: 93 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Horror
Awards: 60 wins & 94 nominations
Writer: Bo Burnham
Actors: Elsie Fisher, Josh Hamilton, Emily Robinson
Language: English
Country: United States
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The Eighth Grade movie follows the life of an introverted teenage girl named Kayla as she navigates the challenges of her last week in middle school, dealing with social anxiety, self-image issues, and the pressure to fit in. Through her candid and authentic journey, the film explores the complexities of adolescence and the universal struggle to find one’s identity.

Lady Bird

Lady Bird
Lady Bird
Internet Movie Database: 7.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 99%
Metacritic: 93/100
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Runtime: 94 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Awards: Nominated for 5 Oscars. 122 wins & 226 nominations total
Writer: Greta Gerwig
Actors: Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Tracy Letts
Language: English, Spanish
Country: United States
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Lady Bird is a coming-of-age film that follows a high school senior named Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson as she navigates relationships, dreams, and the challenges of growing up in Sacramento, California. Through her rebellious spirit and desire for independence, Lady Bird explores themes of identity, family dynamics, and the pursuit of self-discovery.

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 1985 coming-of-age film about five high school students from different social groups who spend a Saturday detention together. As they initially clash, they ultimately form unexpected connections and learn to see beyond stereotypes, highlighting the complexities of teenage life and the power of empathy.

Dead Poets Society

Dead Poets Society
Dead Poets Society
Internet Movie Database: 8.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 84%
Metacritic: 79/100
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Runtime: 128 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 20 wins & 19 nominations total
Writer: Tom Schulman
Actors: Robin Williams, Robert Sean Leonard, Ethan Hawke
Language: English, Latin
Country: United States
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“Dead Poets Society” is a coming-of-age film set in an elite boarding school, where an unconventional English teacher inspires his students to seize the day and embrace the power of poetry, challenging the strict societal expectations placed upon them.”

Stand by Me

Stand by Me
Stand by Me
Internet Movie Database: 8.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 92%
Metacritic: 75/100
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Runtime: 89 min
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 6 wins & 12 nominations total
Writer: Stephen King, Raynold Gideon, Bruce A. Evans
Actors: Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Stand by Me” is a coming-of-age film about four young boys who embark on a journey to find the body of a missing boy. Through their adventure, they learn about friendship, loss, and the complexities of growing up.

The Outsiders

The Outsiders
The Outsiders
Internet Movie Database: 7.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 70%
Metacritic: 45/100
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Runtime: 91 min
Genre: Crime, Drama
Awards: 1 win & 4 nominations
Writer: Kathleen Rowell, S.E. Hinton
Actors: C. Thomas Howell, Matt Dillon, Ralph Macchio
Language: English
Country: United States, France
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The Outsiders movie is about a group of working-class teenagers in 1960s Oklahoma who struggle with societal divisions and rivalries between two gangs, the Greasers and the Socs. It explores themes of friendship, loyalty, and the challenges of growing up in a world that seems determined to keep them on the outside.

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 film that follows an introverted high school freshman named Charlie as he navigates the challenges of adolescence, forms deep friendships, and copes with past trauma. Through his experiences with a group of misfit friends, Charlie learns about love, acceptance, and the power of self-expression.

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“The Art of Getting By” is a coming-of-age drama that follows a high school senior named George, who is grappling with the meaning of life and his place in the world. Through his unconventional friendship with a fellow student named Sally, George learns to confront his fears and embrace the beauty of imperfection, ultimately finding his own path to self-discovery and personal growth.

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