Movies like The Perks of Being a Wallflower to Watch

If you read the best-selling young-adult novel by Stephen Chbosky, you sure didn’t miss the same titled movie which the writer itself directed, mirroring the novel perfectly, leaving you eager to watch more movies like The Perks of being a Wallflower on Netflix, or similar streaming service.

Earning tremendous reviews, especially from young audience as the target audience for this coming-of-age genre movie, it tells the story of an introverted boy Charlie who’s pretty smart for his years, facing the troublesome life through his freshmen year of high school, as an unconventional thinker who’s shy and unpopular. The highly talented actor Logan Lerman fits the role of Charlie flawlessly, delivering impeccable performance on screen, as well as his colleagues Emma Watson as Sam and Ezra Miller as Patrick, characters which will both become good friends with Charlie.
For the hardcore fans that can’t get enough of this movie, we’ve come up with a list of Top 10 similar movies like Perks of Being a Wallflower or It’s Kind of a Funny Story you guys might enjoy watching.

Movies like The Perks of Being a Wallflower To Watch:

The Way, Way Back (2013)

The movie theme addresses the life of a shy kid coming of age, dealing with adolescent years. This movie is bound to put a smile on your face, with the exquisite performance of its charming cast: Sam Rockwell, Liam James, and Steve Carell, whose brilliant combination turns the movie into one hilarious and pleasant experience through adolescence.

The Spectacular Now (2013)


While The Perks of Being a Wallflower and Stuck In Love revolves around an introverted person finding himself, the story of The Spectacular Now is about the opposite type – teenager that is socially popular, the center clown, and the life at every party, shadowing everybody with his enormous ego and immaturity. A sudden meeting with the right type of girl will change him and force him to grow and think differently.

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015)

Covering a sensitive subject, “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” is about a teenage girl diagnosed with leukemia, dealing with her diagnose with the help of her friends, described on a humorous and mature manner will definitely bring tears to your eyes and in the same time make you laugh. Worthwhile to watch, a wonderful example of life’s best and worst moments wakes up a feeling of appreciation and gratitude.

St Vincent (2014)

A lonely, friendless and bullied boy along with his mom moves in a new house, there he meets his neighbor – a drunk, gambler, selfish sinner with swearing habits, bad influence of every aspect for a child. Along the way this man (played by Bill Murray), helps the child grow with real life valuable lessons, protects him and teaches him on how to deal with problems, in the same time the child makes him feel useful. The touching and enormously hilarious story of a new inconvenient friendship, that will bring out the best from them.

Adventureland (2009)


Portraying the whole process of becoming an adult, losing your innocence and starting to face real life issues, dealing with the pain of the transforming process, Adventureland covers all its aspects through a charming story of ordinary flawed human beings struggling to find themselves on their way to adulthood while making wrong decisions and hurting others in the process.

Juno (2007)

“Juno” became huge success, scoring high at the teenage audience as well as the rest of the world, with its positive view on not necessary a negative and undesired situation, furthermore its charming characters and unique script – warmed our hearts and made us fell in love with the movie. If you still haven’t watched Juno, then you might want to give it a try and enjoy this incredibly adorable and charming movie about a teenage girl that got pregnant, but draw a positive experience and grew as a person by facing her responsibilities and accepting her mistakes.

Jeff, Who Lives at Home (2011)

Not every movie about maturing and finding your place in the world is necessary about adolescents, there are people among us that haven’t found their place in the world and go through that phase later in their life. “Jeff who lives at Home” is about Jeff (Jason Segal), a confused, thirty year old, jobless man who lives in his mom’s basement and his desperate trying to find a higher meaning in his situation and where his life is going. Along with his brother, he will go through series of events that will force him to face the reality and change his point of view.

The Diary of a Teenage Girl (2015)


Graphic effects and texture are what gives this movie a unique touch and what makes the movie challenging competition for Sundance festival. “The Diary of a Teenage Girl,, ” tells the story of a girl that enters the inviting realms of sexuality and adulthood when she first sleeps with her mother’s current boyfriend. Exploring this new side of hers is revealing for her, as it is for every girl that goes through the transition from girl to a woman. The outstanding performance of the lead actress Bel Powley is pretty convincing and brilliant, and fully sells the story of a sexually confused teenage girl coming of age.

Rushmore (1998)

The plot of Rushmore is not really captivating when you see it as it is: ambitious extracurricular wannabe geek, seeking validation in standing out – a character not so loveable at first, and a middle-aged millionaire fall in love in the same widowed first grade teacher. What makes Rushmore special is the fantastic acting of Bill Murray and Jason Schwartzman, the amazing character development, the perfect music which makes every scene memorable and the valuable message about forgiveness and changing perspectives as we grow up.

50/50 (2011)


The script for this movie is based on a real-life story experienced by the screenwriter himself. A young man, Adam, (Joseph Gordon Levit) is diagnosed with cancer, and he must accept his condition and come to terms with it. Intertwined with balanced doses of humor and empathy, this movie has touching points with The Perks of Being a Wallflower and The Art Of Getting By in terms of facing with your problems and maturing. The right actors like Seth Rogen and Anna Kendrick capture the feeling of light solace with humoristic elements.

We hope you’ll enjoy in our list of recommended movies like “The Perks of being a Wallflower”, as much as we did, if you have some other excellent suggestions and recommendations, we’ll be delighted if you share them with us.