‘Juno’ is the story of a high-school girl who becomes pregnant and then has to deal with the responsibilities that come along with it. Starring Ellen Page, in one of her best performances and the one for which she got nominated for Academy Award for Best Actress, this was both critical and commercial success. ‘Juno’ was bright, funny and upbeat. It was also deep and, at times, hard-hitting. From the acting to the background music; from its funny tone to rather serious notes, it was the whole package with a great wrapping! While there have been a lot of coming-of-age movies, there haven’t been many like ‘Juno’. It is the film that deals with the naivetes of teenage, the struggles of growing up and the decision of keeping or letting go of a child and is a landmark in its genre. Here’s the list of movies similar to Juno that are our recommendations. You can stream some of these movies like Juno on Netflix, Amazon Prime or Hulu.
14. Manny and Lo (1996)
Amanda and Laurel are sisters who are assigned to several foster homes but they always run away from them. They spend their time doing whatever they want and sleeping wherever they want. When Laurel becomes pregnant, they realise that the problem at hand is too big to handle alone. They kidnap a clerk from a store to help them. The three, gradually, form a close relationship of co-dependency.
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13. Too Young to Be a Dad (2002)
One thing that I found missing in ‘Juno’ was Paulie’s side of the story. We got to see the struggle that ‘Juno’ faces and the choices she makes, but how did Paulie feel about it? The film didn’t go into much depth about that. Well, ‘Too Young to Be a Dad’ is an answer to that question. Fifteen-year-old Matt Freeman has a one-night fling with his classmate Francesca, after which she becomes pregnant. The film focuses on how this affects Matt’s life and that of everyone around her.