There have been a lot of coming-of-age movies and there have been a lot of high school romance films, some with homosexuality as their premise. In a mixture of all these genres lies ‘Love, Simon’. Simon Spier is just another 17-year-old boy who is waiting for his school days to be over. He has a happy family and a great group of friends, a perfectly normal life. The only thing that troubles him is his secret. Simon is gay and he is scared to find out how people will react once he comes out. This film tells his story as he finds another person who shares a similar situation, while he tries to keep his secret in the dark.
We have tried to come up with a list of some great films similar to Love Simon that are our recommendations. If you are interested, you might be able to stream some of these movies like Love Simon on Netflix or Amazon Prime or even Hulu.
14. Lady Bird (2017)
‘Lady Bird’ is the directorial debut of actress Great Gerwig (’20th Century Women’, ‘Maggie’s Plan’). Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson is a strong-willed and deeply opinionated teenager, harboring big dreams and frustrated of her current state of being. As she navigates through her tumultuous life, she comes to terms with its reality and makes strong bonds with people to unify her desire to stay. The film is a semi-autobiographical, based partially on the life of Gerwig herself. Though slightly exaggerated, the reason behind her motivation to make the movie was to express through the character of Lady Bird her own indignations and of million other young girls. Perfectly paced and endearingly charming, ‘Lady Bird’ is a great coming of age film.
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13. The Spectacular Now (2013)