In 2010 the world was introduced to the lovely romantic comedy-drama movie Flipped. The movie was distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures and was directed by Rob Reiner. The film follows the romantic comedy-drama buildup of Juliann Baker and Bryce Loski and shows their story from both sides hence the name.
Flipped entails the life of how Julie Baker has romantic feelings for Bryce Loski, but he doesn’t feel the same way; however, after six years, due to events within the film, the roles suddenly reverse. Flipped allows viewers in-depth details of the same situation from the perspective of both people.
Flipped won the Heartland Film Truly Moving Picture Award (Rob Reiner,2010), Young Artist Award Best Supporting Actress (Stefanie Scott, 2011), and then got two nominees for Young Artist Awards Best Performance In A Feature Film-Supporting Young Actor ten and Under (Ryan Ketzner,2011) and AARP Movie For Grownups Awards-Best Comedy (2011).
Fellow Flipped fans; keep reading on because here are twenty-five different movie options for you:
1. Eighth Grade
Eighth Grade (two million USD budget), Bo Burnham’s directorial debut, is a coming-of-age film similar to Flipped. The movie stars Elsie Fisher (a Golden Globe nominee for her performance), Jake Ryan, Josh Ryan, and Emily Robinson. It’s about the life and struggles of eighth-grader Kayla Day; the film was released in 2018, it cons a lot of current pop culture.
The entire film takes place during Kayla’s final week of eighth grade. Kayla has social anxiety, but she regularly gives life advice on being confident on her rather unpopular YouTube channel. The viewing audience targeted to watch is, in its name, eighth-graders and teenagers in high school.
Over 5000 members on Rotten Tomatoes rated it an incredible 82% audience score, and the Tomatometer has rated the film a whopping 99% positivity rate. WOW- this is a sign that Eighth Grade should be on your movie watch list ASAP!
2. My Girl
My Girl- a true 1991 classic but be ready to laugh, cry and go down memory lane as you watch this Howard Zieff directed movie. The film reached extraordinary heights of Box Office success as the budget of 16,5 million USD has profited over three and a half times and is an all-time favorite movie of many people.
The plot revolves around Vada (Anna Chlumsky), who is about to enter teenagerhood but finds her life completely altered when she meets her unlikely friend Thomas (Macaulay Culkin). The film effortlessly weaves its magic and creates an atmosphere that engulfs you. The endearing soundtrack by James Newton Howard simply adds feathers to the film’s cap, bringing warmth and beauty to the proceedings.
In 1992 the infamous kiss in the movie won the iconic MTV Movie Award For Best Kiss. We do not want you to give movie spoilers on who shared that kiss, so you NEED to watch it to find out! Just like Flipped, My Girl shows those awkward feelings of young love. Grab some popcorn and watch it by yourself or with your kids as the film is appropriate for both adults and children alike.
3. The Karate Kid Part II
This 1986 movie classic directed by John G. Avildsen is genuinely one to remember. Now, if you have seen The Karate Kid 2, you may wonder: how does a movie about karate have anything to do with Flipped? Well, it’s the sweet and innocent romance between Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) and Kumiko (Tamlyn Tomita) that will captivate you like it has captivated many people for over thirty years.
Daniel takes a trip with his sensei and friend Mr. Mayagi (Pat Morita) to visit his hometown Okinawa because he receives news that his father, who he hasn’t seen in many years, is very sick. Daniel and Kumiko share an enchanting romantic side, and Mr. Miyagi rekindles a beautiful romance with an old love.
However, it’s not just fun and games because Mr. Miyagi and Daniel run into problems with Sato (Danny Kamekona) and his nephews. The film’s budget was $13 million, but its worth on Box Office in the US alone is $112 million (per year). If you enjoy a romantic movie spiced up with a bit of drama, then The Karate Kid Part II is for you, ENJOY!
4. 10 Things I Hate About You
Close your eyes and imagine people going out of their way to for a bet so that they can date you just to be with your sibling; that is what pretty much sums up this 1999 witty rom-com. High schoolers Patrick Verona (Heath Ledger) and Kat Stratford (Julia Stiles) go through a rather enjoyable romantic experience that you just HAVE TO see!
In 2000, Julia Styles earned an MTV Award for Best Breakthrough Performance, and the film received many great reviews from critics and fans around the world. Flipped fans, this is the movie for your romantic hearts! If we have convinced you enough to watch this great movie, then get ready to go through a whirlwind of emotions and nostalgia with these characters.
Gil Junger directed this iconic movie with an estimated 30 million USD budget based on William Shakespeare’s classic Taming Of The Shrew; this movie is a favorite of romcom critics. Do a google search on” best romcoms to watch” this film makes a spot on that list! Julia Stiles won two significant awards for the film, and it received many outstanding nominations too.
5. Little Manhattan
Little Manhattan is a 2005 movie directed by two-time Emmy Award winner Mark Levin that stars a tiny and cute Josh Hutcherson (Gabe). Just like Flipped, the movie is about catching those feelings of love yet not knowing what to do or how to feel with them. Be ready to see how Gabe discovers he has a sense of love for Rosemary (Charlie Ray), but it is not an easy ride, and with his perfect illustration, you’ll feel as if you are 11 again!
What critics and fans love about this movie is that even though it is about the POV of an 11-year-old Gabe, the love is real and raw for all age groups to relate to (age restriction= PG) and that all the actors just have this charming special effect on your heart. The movie also touches on serious life difficulties like divorce.
So, go ahead and have a movie night and enjoy snacking on some popcorn while watching this lovely rom-com!
6. Booky’s Crush
During the Great Depression, a Peter Moss-directed feature follows a young girl (Rachel Marcus) who develops feelings for a boy she tutors, Georgie Dunlop (Connor Prince). Just like Flipped, the emotions of young love are everywhere. Later, when Bookie hears an announcement about the upcoming school dance, and from there, a chain of events occurs!
The film successfully conveys the clash between our dreams and realities, but charmingly and cutely. The movie’s release was in 2009, just after the financial meltdown between 2007-2008, which many audience members could relate with the working-class hardships depicted in the film’s 1930s-era depression.
The movie takes us on a nostalgic trip while remaining relevant to us today.
7. Moonrise Kingdom
In 2012 Wes Anderson created this beautiful yet awkward film about two young children in love. The film tells the story of Sam (Jared Gilman), an orphan boy growing up in the 1960s. Suzy (Kara Hayward) is one of his pen pals. They’re both 12 years old, and they fall in love through their letter-writing exchanges.
They make every effort to see each other and spend time together. Sam attended a scouting summer camp on an island where Suzy also resides. The two young children are brilliant and, for their age, somewhat advanced in their thinking.
So, of course, their fleeing creates a trail of adventures for them and those trying to track them down!
Fans and critics adore moonrise Kingdom; it successfully received a 93% score on the Rotten Tomatometer and received a Gotham Award For Best Film. Flipped fans will see firsthand the similarity between the two movies. You’re not only going to love this one, but you will enjoy the famous cast members too!
8. She’s All That
A seven-time award-winning 1999 R Lee Flemming Jr. directed popular teen classic! Zach Siler and 90s “it boy” (Freddie Prinze Jr.), a high school hotshot, is the envy of his peers. His popularity plummets when his cheerleader girlfriend, Taylor (Jodi Lyn O’Keefe), dumps him for a sleazy reality-TV star Brock Hudson (Matthew Lillard).
Siler agrees to a seemingly impossible challenge to restore his fading reputation. Then he takes on a bet with his senior classmates to transform a geeky girl into a prom queen. He has six weeks to win the trust of nerdy outcast Laney Boggs (Rachael Leigh Cook), assist her and take the challenge on!
However, surprisingly, She’s All That received mixed reviews from movie critics, but the number of loyal fans, awards, and Box Office success speaks for itself. So, fellow Flipped fans, we all love a good rom-com with unexpected twists and turn; get ready to fall in love with this movie!
9. He’s All That
Another Mark Waters Netflix movie was made in 2021, a modernized version of She’s All That. The contemporary story follows influencer Padgette (Tik Tok star Addison Rae), who accepts a challenge to make Cameron (Tanner Buchanan), the school’s biggest loser, prom king. You will also see some characters you recognize from the 1991 movie!
The movie touches on many subjects that all high schoolers deal with today, from young romance to social media issues (Kourtney Kardashian is involved!) and peer pressure. He’s All That is similar to Flipped in a way that perfectly emphasizes and captures both sides of the characters’ feelings.
Now, let the story of Padgette and Cameron sweep you away because as a Flipped fan, you’re going to be hooked; ENJOY!
10. Harold And Maude
Imagine an 18-year-old guy who enjoys being morbid who meets an older woman in her 70s who attends funerals as a hobby like you. Then you could be the star of Harold and Maude, a strangely funny film! Harold and his fascination with death and dying focus on the 1971 Golden Globe-nominated film; this is how Harold (Bud Court) first meets Maude (Ruth Gordon).
They become fast friends and discuss everything from life to death and everything in between. And not to give away any spoilers, but love somehow enters their path along the way! Though Harold and Maude are not for the faint and deal with many touchy subjects, so if you’re a parent of highly young children watching, it might not be the best idea to include them.
Watch and see for yourself why it reminds you of a movie like Flipped. Yeah, older Flipped fans, you’re going to love this one and enjoy Cat Steven’s infamous movie soundtrack!
11. 13 Going On 30
Jenna Rink (Jennifer Garner) was unexpectedly transported to her future self from 13 to 30!
Another of those films is when the teen self is aware that she is in her older self. However, as the older self, she discovers she is in love with the man who was once a boy (Mark Ruffalo). That’s two decades’ worth of awkwardness in there!
The switcheroo film offers a plot like Flipped, where a whole series of events continues throughout. It is an eleven-time major award-nominated movie directed by Gary Winick. If you are thirteen or older, just know you are about to watch an iconic 2004 movie that will give you tears from laughing!
12. Freaky Friday
It’s one thing to have a crush on a hot guy at school, but to be trapped in your own mother’s body while harboring that crush? Or you’re a single mom about to marry, but you find yourself inhabiting your daughter’s body in the process!
That’s right; it’s a freaky Friday! The 2003 remake stars the famous Lindsay Lohan and Jamie Lee Curtis as the daughter-mother switching duo directed by Mr. Mark Waters. It is full of laughs that have remained classic to this day!
That is why it is included in our list of movies like Flipped. It is no surprise that Freaky Friday has won an MTV Movie Award and two Teen Choice Awards.
This brilliant movie is universally loved by all age groups and is highly rated by critics. The success that Freaky Friday received is outstanding, grossing over 110 million USD in the US and Canada alone. This love story switch around is simply too amusing to ignore!
13. The Edge Of Seventeen
If you love 80s teen movies, then The Edge Of Seventeen is a MUST WATCH! The film is inspired by the classic 1984 teen comedy Sixteen Candles, and it follows the formula of biting humor interspersed with some bittersweet, heartbreaking moments. Do not take us the wrong way; this is not your everyday teen drama show but a coming of age 2016 drama directed by Kelly Freemon Craig.
It entails the story of Nadine (Hailee Steinfeld), a self-loathing adolescent whose world begins to shift when her best friend Krista (Haley Lu Richardson) starts to date her big brother Darian (Blake Jenner). Nadine, lonely and depressed, find a ray of hope in a new friendship with a thoughtful adolescent Erwin (Hayden Szeto). However, will her life be changed for the better?
Nadine has a bit of a contentious relationship with her history teacher Mr. Bruner (Woody Harrelson). The critics and fans of The Edge Of Seventeen love how you can relate to any character in the movie, even if they are not similar to you. If you loved Flipped, the plot of this movie would entice you with romance and drama.
Did you know it even placed as runner-up in the Toronto Film Festival for The Best Picture? You NEED to watch it and see what all the hype is about!
Submarine, a rated R 2010 film, is a sweet coming-of-age story directed by Richard Ayoade about an unpopular boy named Oliver (Craig Roberts) and his crush on an odd girl named Jordana (Yasmin Paige). Oliver believes Jordana may reciprocate his feelings one day after school. However, it soon becomes clear that she only wants to use him to make her boyfriend jealous. Is that everything there is to it, though?
The odd love story is strange and, at times, profound, leaving you to be shell-shocked. It’s also worth seeing, so see it, and like Flipped, you get to see love through the eyes of teenagers. Enjoy the movie and see why: critics love the film; and why it received five awards and thirteen nominations.
15. A Cinderella Story
If cheesy romance movies are your thing, then this 2004 is perfect for you. You know the story evil stepmother, twins and a handsome man. Flipped lovers will appreciate it because it combines a classic tale with a modern high school romance.
This four-time award-winning movie directed by Mark Rosman, starring Hilary Duff and Chad Michael Murray, will take you way back. If you’re a teen or in young adult, the glass slipper will fit to watch this 3/5-star Common Sense Media-rated movie!
16. The Man In The Moon
A legendary 1991 movie directed by Robert Mulligan reminds us of the emotional (between Robert and Daniel) and romantic side of Flipped. Sisters Maureen (Emily Warfield) and Dani (Reese Witherspoon) fall for the same local boy Court (Jason London) it causes friction between them. The film speaks softly and sings in silence.
It is about adolescence and the inevitable complications that come with it. Try not to cry, but a tragic accident reunites them.
17. A Little Romance
Laura King (Diane Lane), 13, and Daniel Michon (Thelonious Bernard), 13, become inseparable after meeting on a movie set. Laura’s mother forbids her from being with Daniel, so they band together with Julius (Laurence Oliver) to flee to Venice and kiss beneath the Bridge of Sighs. Legend states that a kiss shared under the bridge marries a couple for life.
It’s unexpected with romance; what more could Flipped fans want? Critics will agree It’s worth seeing this successful 1979 classic for a young Diane Lane and an Oscar-nominated screenplay by Allan Burns.
18. The Spectacular Now
Flipped lovers, you’re going to love this James Ponsoldt 2013 film. After awakening on a stranger’s lawn, Sutter (Miles Teller), a popular party animal, unexpectedly meets the introverted Aimee (Shailene Woodley). As Sutter deals with his issues and Aimee considers her future after high school, an unexpected romance blossoms between them.
With an IMDb score of 7.1/10, a 6.9 million USD Box Office success, and nine awards, you NEED to watch The Spectacular Now, NOW!
19. The Perks Of Being A Wallflower
A 2012 coming-of-age story directed by Steven Chbosky about Charlie (Logan Lerman), a 15-year-old freshman who is an endearing and naive outsider taken under the wing of two seniors. A moving story similar to Flipped about love, loss, fear, and hope, as well as the unforgettable friends who help us get through life.
92% of Google users like this fourteen-time award-winning movie, and so will you! The film is rated PG13 that’s targeted schoolgoers and young adults.
The animated 2010 movie directed by Nathan Greno and Byron Howard is one you have to see! The chemistry between Flynn Rider (Zachary Levi) and Rapunzel (Mandy Moore) is regarded as best-written romantic duos. Both are involved in their adventure consequences, but how well they complement one another is unknown. We wish it were true because of the humor and spectacular visuals.
This nine-time award-winning film will make every Flipped fan list as it does ours. Tangled is targeted at a younger audience, but all that means is you can watch it with the kids too!
21. The Kissing Booth
Best friends Lee (Joel Courtney) and Elle (Joey King) make a list of rules, and one of them is to keep away from their siblings. When she signs up to run a kissing booth at the spring carnival, she kisses Flynn’s brother Noah (Jacob Elordi), and then tricky things begin to happen. Fans of Flipped, you’ll love this watch to find out more!
Vince Marcellos Netflix original was such a success; there’s now a trilogy of them!
22. To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before
Lara Jean’s (Lana Condor) fictitious love life spirals out of control when her secret letters to every boy she’s ever loved are mysteriously mailed out. From there, Peter Kavinsky (Noah Centineo) makes a massive impact on her life.
Released by Netflix in 2018, it has won four awards and now has three movies made of it in total; the movie indeed is a fan favorite! If you’re a Flipped fan, the romance and uncertainty of this movie will captivate you. If you’re thirteen or older, go and have a movie marathon because you’re going to love this!
Cher (Alicia Silverstone), a wealthy teen at the top of her Beverly Hills high game, who sees herself as a matchmaker, first persuades two teachers to date each other. Emboldened by her success, she decides to makeover Tai (Brittany Murphy), a “Clueless” new student.
Cher realizes that her disapproving ex-stepbrother (Paul Rudd) was correct about how misguided she was when Tai became more popular than she was, and she fell for him. Clueless is an iconic 1995 Amy Heckerling picture that has won five awards and continues to trend on social media today!
If you adore Flipped, consider yourself a Clueless fan as the confusing teen year s and issues are highly similar; watch and enjoy!
24. Edward Scissorhands
Falling in love with a new guy in town is not unusual, but what if that guy’s hands are made of scissors? Ouch! That’s the plot of Tim Burton’s classic 1990 film Edward Scissorhands. In the title role, played by Johnny Depp, he meets Kim (Winona Ryder), the daughter of the Avon lady who took him home with her. Kim is a teen who is also smitten with Edward.
While the story focuses on Edward’s life as he attempts to integrate into suburban society, the love story subplot of the two older teens is also worth investigating. The romance is innocent yet sweet, which is something we all wish to have. That’s why it’s only right we include this BAFTA Award-winning movie.
Fun fact in the early 90s, Winona and Johnny, had a real off-screen relationship!
25. Free Willy 2
How is a movie about saving an orca on this list, you may wonder? The reason is the beautiful romance between Jesse (Jason James Ritcher) and Nadine (Mary Kate Schellhardt) that Flipped viewers will love. You just have to see it!
The two-time award-winning 1995 movie will also entice drama and adventure movie lovers. However, even though many critics rated the first Free Willy higher it, is still worth a watch. This Dwight H. Little-directed movie is for any age group, so get your naturistic senses tingling and enjoy the romance!
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