20 Movies Like Pump Up The Volume

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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 a conservative boys’ prep school, where an unconventional English teacher inspires his students to embrace their passions and question societal expectations, ultimately leading them to form a secret poetry club and challenge the status quo.”

Rebel Without a Cause

Rebel Without a Cause
Rebel Without a Cause
Internet Movie Database: 7.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 93%
Metacritic: 89/100
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Runtime: 111 min
Genre: Drama
Awards: Nominated for 3 Oscars. 3 wins & 7 nominations total
Writer: Stewart Stern, Irving Shulman, Nicholas Ray
Actors: James Dean, Natalie Wood, Sal Mineo
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Rebel Without a Cause” is a 1955 film that follows the story of a troubled teenager named Jim Stark as he navigates the complexities of teenage rebellion, family dynamics, and the search for identity in 1950s America. The film explores themes of youth alienation, societal expectations, and the desire for acceptance, highlighting the struggles and consequences faced by young people in a conformist society.

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 detention together. As they initially clash, they gradually open up to each other, revealing their inner struggles and forming unexpected connections.”

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: 3 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 have a day of adventure and fun in Chicago, while his principal is determined to catch him in the act.”

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 the 1970s that follows a group of high school students on their last day of school, as they navigate the complexities of friendship, romance, and the pressures of growing up. The movie captures the spirit of youth, rebellion, and the search for identity in a nostalgic and carefree era.

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 rising rock band in the 1970s, experiencing the highs and lows of the music industry while navigating personal and professional relationships.”

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 classmate, and their journey to navigate the challenges of their relationship amidst societal expectations and personal growth.

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 & 22 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 have sexual encounters with her classmates to increase her popularity, but soon faces the consequences of her actions. As rumors spread, Olive’s reputation and relationships are put to the test in this modern-day retelling of “The Scarlet Letter.”

Heathers

Heathers
Heathers
Internet Movie Database: 7.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 93%
Metacritic: 72/100
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Runtime: 103 min
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Awards: 3 wins & 11 nominations
Writer: Daniel Waters
Actors: Winona Ryder, Christian Slater, Shannen Doherty
Language: English
Country: United States
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The Heathers movie is a dark comedy about a high school student named Veronica who becomes part of a popular clique known as the “Heathers.” However, when Veronica meets a rebellious new student named JD, they embark on a series of violent and twisted schemes to take down the popular kids.

Donnie Darko

Donnie Darko
Donnie Darko
Internet Movie Database: 8.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 87%
Metacritic: 88/100
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Runtime: 113 min
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Awards: 12 wins & 16 nominations
Writer: Richard Kelly
Actors: Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Mary McDonnell
Language: English
Country: United States
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Donnie Darko is a psychological thriller about a troubled teenager who experiences bizarre visions and is led by a mysterious giant rabbit to commit a series of crimes, all while navigating the complexities of time travel and alternate realities. As he delves deeper into the mystery, he must confront his own destiny and the existential questions of fate and free will.

American Graffiti

American Graffiti
American Graffiti
Internet Movie Database: 7.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 95%
Metacritic: 97/100
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Runtime: 110 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Awards: Nominated for 5 Oscars. 9 wins & 13 nominations total
Writer: George Lucas, Gloria Katz, Willard Huyck
Actors: Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard, Paul Le Mat
Language: English
Country: United States
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“American Graffiti” is a coming-of-age film set in the early 1960s that follows a group of teenagers on their last night together before they go off to college. It explores themes of friendship, love, and the uncertainty of the future as they cruise the streets of their small town, reflecting on their past and contemplating their futures.

School of Rock

School of Rock
School of Rock
Internet Movie Database: 7.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 92%
Metacritic: 82/100
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Runtime: 109 min
Genre: Comedy, Music
Awards: 8 wins & 23 nominations
Writer: Mike White
Actors: Jack Black, Mike White, Joan Cusack
Language: English
Country: United States, Germany
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The School of Rock movie is about a down-on-his-luck musician who poses as a substitute teacher and forms a rock band with his young students, teaching them about the power of music and self-expression. Together, they aim to compete in a battle of the bands and challenge the conventional norms of education.

Empire Records

Empire Records
Empire Records
Internet Movie Database: 6.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 31%
Metacritic: 36/100
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Runtime: 90 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Awards: 1 win
Writer: Carol Heikkinen
Actors: Anthony LaPaglia, Debi Mazar, Maxwell Caulfield
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Empire Records” is a coming-of-age comedy-drama that follows a group of eclectic employees at a struggling independent record store as they navigate personal and professional challenges over the course of a single day. The film explores themes of friendship, identity, and the power of music in shaping one’s life.

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 about three high school friends who embark on a wild and hilarious adventure to obtain alcohol for a party. As they navigate their way through various obstacles and misadventures, they learn valuable lessons about friendship, self-discovery, and growing up.

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 film that follows the story of two sisters, one popular and one rebellious, as the younger sister is not allowed to date until her older sister does, leading to a plan to set her up with a mysterious and charming bad boy.

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 grapples with his own mental health struggles. Through a series of poignant and transformative experiences, Charlie learns to embrace his individuality and find solace in the power of connection.

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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The movie “Juno” is about a teenage girl named Juno MacGuff who becomes pregnant and decides to give the baby up for adoption. Throughout her pregnancy, Juno navigates the complexities of relationships, love, and growing up.

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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Mean Girls is a comedy film that follows Cady Heron, a teenager who joins a high school where she encounters a clique of popular girls known as “The Plastics.” As Cady navigates the complexities of high school, she becomes entangled in a web of gossip, betrayal, and social manipulation.

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 2004 indie film written and directed by Zach Braff. It follows a struggling actor who returns to his hometown in New Jersey and embarks on a journey of self-discovery, love, and finding meaning in life.

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, Sutter Keely, as he navigates the complexities of love and self-discovery. When he starts a relationship with a shy and introverted girl named Aimee Finecky, their connection forces him to confront his own demons and reevaluate his future.

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