One of the few teen high-school dramas Emma Roberts is known for, ‘Wild Child (2008)’ is centered around a spoilt teenager Poppy, who is sent to a boarding school called Abbey Mount based out in England by her affluent, widowed father, notwithstanding her ever-growing pranks and her spend-thriftness. Abbey Mount was the very school which also educated Poppy’s mother who had passed five years ago from the present day. After her arrival at the school, Poppy finds the new ways oppressive and decides upon to leave the school by making her usual pranks and taking the blame for all mishaps upon herself, until she’s let go. Poppy befriends Kate, her proverbial elder sister in the school, who assists her take on the school’s principal Mrs. Kingsley and Harriet, the head girl. Poppy’s attitude towards her life takes a U-turn when she realizes that her mother too studied from the same school and she decides to court Freddie, Mrs. Kingsley’s son, who is also Harriet’s boyfriend.
From the outlook, ‘Wild Child’ is more or less a female-centered teenage drama based out of a high-school, with friendships, snobbery, pranks, infatuation, social awkwardness and rebellion coming into play, combined with romance, sexual advances, homesickness, spoilt-brat conundrums, jealousy, and curiosities. Movies like ‘Wild Child’ can be possessing one of these characteristics central to their plots, combined with other sub-genre influence, like horror, fantasy, mythology, war, etc. We have tried to come up with a list of films similar to Wild Child that are our recommendations. If you are interested, you might be able to stream some of these movies like Wild Child on Netflix or Amazon Prime or even Hulu.
12. Legally Blonde (2001)
Elle Woods, a sorority queen, and a blonde is dating a governor’s son, Warner Huntington III. As opposed to her expectations, instead of popping the question, he breaks up with her. The reason being that she’s blonde and isn’t “good enough” for his upcoming endeavors. Enraged and determined, Elle decides to follow Warner through his career pursuits to the Harvard law school, despite the cultural shock she’s going to receive once she enlists there. Towards the end, as it turns out, Elle proves not only an equal but betters Warner in every facet of her career. A story of redemption, with a Golden Globe Nomination, ‘Legally Blonde’ is the musical comedy that you might have missed.
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11. Sydney White (2007)