Nick Robinson’s Love, Simon can be considered a cult classic teen flick if there is such a thing. Anyway, the story of Simon Spier, Love, Simon is the story of a teen boy who keeps a huge secret from his family, his friends, and all of his classmates as he’s gay. However, that secret is threatened, Simon must face everyone and come to terms with his identity.
Likewise, Love, Simon was part of a genre that changed over the decades. Where coming-of-age movies of the current years profiled the gross and the sensual, ones made in the previous 20 years were more gentile. Such is the case with the movies on this list. Here are a few more for viewers to enjoy.
List of 10 Movies like Love, Simon
Also, Here is the list of movies similar to Love, Simon that are our recommendations. You can watch some of these movies like Love, Simon on Netflix, or Amazon Prime.
10.) Let It Snow (2019)
Let It Snow, this teen movie from the 21st century takes its theme from another literary classic. The movie tells the story of a group of teenagers, who are stuck in a small town on Christmas Eve, and a snowstorm brings together a group of young people.
Let It Snow movie’s similar score is 7.0 out of 10.
9.) The Perfect Date (2019)
The plot revolved around Brooks Rattigan, a young boy who is a high school senior, with dreams of getting into Yale University. When he facing financial problems from his college dreams. However, he and Murph create an app where anyone can pay him to play the perfect stand-in boyfriend for any occasion.
The Perfect Date movie’s similar score is 7.0 out of 10.
8.) Alex Strangelove (2018)
For any viewer whose heart was all kinds of toasty warm after the sweet teen romances of ‘Love, Simon’, Alex Strangelove delivers the goods in that regard.
Alex is a well-off kid – as high school class president, near and a straight-A student. However, he has been dating Claire for a long time and they decide to sleep together. But then meets a gay guy and he’s confused.
While it wasn’t nearly as successful as Love, Simon, Alex Strangelove has the sweetness and levity of the classic teen films of the 21st century.
Alex Strangelove movie’s similar score is 7.5 out of 10.
7.) The DUFF (2015)
CBS Films/Wonderland Sound and Vision/Lionsgate
The DUFF takes the teen movie to another level. Over the years, it has become somewhat of a classic comedy. Mae Whitman plays Bianca, a high school senior who more popular than her best friends. When she learns the student body knows her as ‘The DUFF’ to her prettier, more popular friends.
Overall, The plot is creative and thought-provoking. There are good performances all around. So, I personally included this movie in a countdown of movies like ‘Love, Simon’. If you’re looking for a great teen movie, give this one a go.
The DUFF movie’s similar score is 7.5 out of 10.
6.) If I Stay (2014)
New Line Cinema/Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/Warner Bros. Pictures
There is not much to talk about If I Stay. Whatever little there is, however, is beautifully executed.
The plot revolves around Mia Hall, where the family is driving to Mia’s grandparent’s farm before their car suddenly collides with an oncoming truck. After a car accident puts her in a coma and during an out-of-body experience, she must decide whether to wake up and live a far different than she had imagined.
Without a typical cheesy storyline, this movie is fairly intriguing. The characters are relatable as you want to know what they’re up to. It’s not the same as the movies like ‘Love, Simon’, But definitely, you’re watching this movie.
If I Stay movie’s similar score is 7.5 out of 10.
5.) Handsome Devil (2016)
Treasure Entertainment/Icon Film Distribution
The plot revolves around an ostracised teenager at an elite, one a social outcast, the other a star rugby player. Things spiral out of control pretty soon as plans are made to share a bedroom at their boarding school.
A bit of drama, some nasty, romance and comedy – Handsome Devil mixes these elements in just the right proportions. The result is a classic, teenager movie that never lets up the place once it gets going.
Handsome Devil received critical acclaim, winning the award for Best Irish Feature of 2017 from the Dublin Film Critics’ circle and also four nominations at the 2018 Irish Film and Television Academy Awards.
Handsome Devil movie’s similar score is 8.0 out of 10.
4.) Holding The Man (2015)
Goalpost Pictures/Transmission Films
Holding The Man tells the story of the two teenage friends, who both are students at Xavier College in Melbourne – Tim and John. During the event play of Romeo and Juliet, where Tim falls in love with John.
The 21st century will be always be remembered for some amazing teen flicks. With a witty screenplay and amazing cast, Holding The Man has cemented its spot as one of the must-watch classics.
Holding The Man movie’s similar score is 8.0 out of 10.
3.) The Fault in Our Stars (2014)
20th Century Fox/Fox 2000 Pictures/Temple Hill Entertainment/TSG Entertainment
The plot is about Hazel Grace (Shailene Woodley), a sixteen-year-old cancer patient who forced by her parents to attend a support group. eventually, she meets and falls in love with another cancer pationt Augustus Waters (Ansel Elgort).
Teen movies are mostly about losing virginity, geeks getting girls, and other tropes that we’ve grown used to. But The Fault in Our Stars something different to the story tells the meaning of true love.
The Fault in Our Stars movie’s similar score is 8.0 out of 10.
2.) Disobedience (2017)
Film4 Productions/Bleecker Street/Curzon Artificial Eye
Directed by Sebastian Lelio, Disobedience is the story of a woman who returns to her Orthodox Jewish community for her father’s funeral after living in New York. When having been estranged from her father and ostracised by the community for a reason that shunned her decades earlier for an attraction to female childhood friends. Once back, their passions reignite as they explore the boundaries of faith and sexuality.
The movie based on Naomi Alderman’s book, the film stars Rachel Weisz, Rachel McAdams, and Alessandro Nivola. It makes a clear effort to stay away from the teen relationship tropes that are after shoved down our throats. With many similarity, the movie included in countdown of movies like Love, Simon.
Disobedience movie’s similar score is 8.9 out of 10.
1.) The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
Mr. Mudd/Summit Entertainment
The plot revolves around Charlie Kelmeckis, who has been discharged from a mental health care institution. And after beginning his freshman year of high school. While struggling to find a group of people when he meets two seniors, Sam and Patrick, to continue his life under the wings who welcome him to the real world.
As well, the movie showing a dark and unexpected ending. So you sure don’t want to miss out on how everything turns out.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower movie’s similar score is 9.0 out of 10.
Who is the best movie?
According to IMDb, those movies ranked from best to least-best is as follows:
1.) The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012) – 8.0/10
2.) The Fault in Our Stars (2014) – 7.7/10
3.) Holding The Man (2015) – 7.4/10
4.) Handsome Devil (2016) – 7.0/10
5.) If I Stay (2014) – 6.7/10
6.) Disobedience (2017) – 6.6
7.) The DUFF (2015) – 6.5/10
8.) Alex Strangelove (2018) – 6.3/10
9.) Let It Snow (2019) – 5.8/10
10.) The Perfect Date (2019) -5.8/10