10 Movies Like Thirteen

This is a list of movie recommendations of movies similar to Thirteen. Bear in mind that this list is in no particular order.

Havoc(2005)

Fed up with the harmless antics of their suburban friends, high school students Allison (Anne Hathaway) and Emily (Bijou Phillips) set off to find some real gangsters on the mean streets of Los Angeles. After meeting inner-city thug Hector (Freddy Rodriguez), the girls begin spending their time with an entirely different sort of crowd. But, as Allison and Emily venture deeper into the criminal world, Hector’s violent lifestyle and dangerous connections threaten to consume them.

“White Oleander” chronicles the life of Astrid (Alison Lohman), a young teenager who journeys through a series of foster homes after her mother (Michelle Pfeiffer) goes to prison for committing a crime of passion. Set adrift in the world, Astrid struggles to become her own person while coming to terms with the challenges of living life on her own.

A manipulative teenager (Evan Rachel Wood) and her two friends conspire to falsely accuse a teacher (Ron Livingston) of molesting them.

Freshman high-school student Melinda (Kristen Stewart) has refused to speak ever since she called the cops on a popular summer party. With her old friends snubbing her for being a rat, and her parents (Elizabeth Perkins, D.B. Sweeney) too busy to notice her troubles, she folds into herself, trying to hide her secret: that star senior Andy (Eric Lively) raped her at the party. But Melinda does manage to find solace in her art class headed by Mr. Freeman (Steve Zahn).

Based on the best selling novel, set in the mid 1980’s before the prevalence of anti-depressants, it follows a young working class woman’s (Christina Ricci) bout with depression during her first year at Harvard. The film explores this generation’s struggle to navigate the effects of divorce, drugs, sex, and an overbearing mother (Jessica Lange).

The fresh, funny, touching and true story of writer Beverly Donofrio (played by Drew Barrymore, who ages from 15 to 35 in the role), reveals her coming of age in the late 1960s and her whole life colored by an event that happened when she was 15. The events span more than two decades, as the young heroine experiences often-humorous, sometimes-irreverent, but certainly a unique personal journey to make something meaningful of her life.

Gia Carangi (Angelina Jolie) travels to New York City with dreams of becoming a fashion model. Within minutes of arriving, she meets Wilhelmina Cooper (Faye Dunaway), a wise and high-powered agent who takes Gia under her wing. With Cooper’s help and her own natural instincts, Gia quickly shoots to the top of the modeling world. When Cooper dies of lung cancer, however, Gia turns to drugs — and both she and her career begin to spiral out of control.

As the 15th anniversary of a fatal high school shooting approaches, former pupil Diana McFee is haunted by memories of the tragedy. After losing her best friend Maureen in the attack, Diana has been profoundly affected by the incident – her seemingly perfect life shaped by the events of that day.

Joan Jett (Kristen Stewart) and Cherie Currie (Dakota Fanning), two rebellious teenagers from Southern California, become the frontwomen for the Runaways — the now-legendary group that paved the way for future generations of female rockers. Under the Svengalilike influence of impresario Kim Fowley, the band becomes a huge success, with Joan as the band’s hard-rocking heart, and Cherie as the sex kitten. However, the teens’ stormy relationship threatens the band’s future.

The Babysitters(2007)

Seventeen-year-old Shirley (Katherine Waterston) is a good student who works as a babysitter in order to make money for college. One night Michael (John Leguizamo), a father Shirley works for, confesses he’s unhappy with married life. Shirley has a crush on Michael, and seizes this moment to kiss him. Michael is so happy he presents Shirley with a big tip, which gives her an idea. Shirley plans to make extra money by setting up her teenage friends with other unhappy fathers.

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