Movies to Watch If You Like Summer of '42 (1971)

Movies like Summer of '42 (1971).

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Tadpole (2002)

Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Aaron Stanford, Kate Mara, Robert Iler
Duration: 1h 18mins
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance

Oscar Grubman (Aaron Stanford) is a 15-year-old boy, portrayed as mature beyond his years, traveling home from school for Thanksgiving.
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Endless Love (2014)

Starring: Gabriella Wilde, Alex Pettyfer, Bruce Greenwood, Robert Patrick
Duration: 1h 44mins
Genres: Drama, Romance

Reserved, lovely 17-year-old Jade graduates from high school with an impressive college scholarship but few friends, having focused on her studies rather than a social life.
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The Reader (2008)

Starring: Kate Winslet, Ralph Fiennes, Bruno Ganz, Jeanette Hain
Duration: 2h 4mins
Genres: Drama, Romance

In 1995 Berlin, after a woman he has spent the night with leaves his apartment abruptly after he has made her breakfast, Michael Berg watches a U-Bahn pass by, setting up a flashback to a tram in 1958.
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Malena (2000)

Starring: Monica Bellucci, Giuseppe Sulfaro, Luciano Federico, Matilde Piana
Duration: 1h 48mins
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance

On June 10, 1940, in a little Sicilian town of Castelcuto, 12-year-old Renato experiences three major events: Italy enters World War II; he gets a new bike; and he first sees the beautiful and sensual young woman known as Malèna, who is the most desired of the town.
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Swing Shift (1984)

Starring: Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell, Christine Lahti, Fred Ward
Duration: 1h 40mins
Genres: Drama, Romance, War

During World War II, Kay Walsh (Goldie Hawn) is a woman who signs up to work in an armaments factory in California while her husband Jack (Ed Harris), a U. S.
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The Spectacular Now (2013)

Starring: Miles Teller, Shailene Woodley, Kyle Chandler, Jennifer Jason Leigh
Duration: 1h 35mins
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance

Sutter Keely (Teller) is a charming and popular 18-year-old who has spent his senior year of high school partying and drinking alcohol.
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The Last American Virgin (1982)

Starring: Lawrence Monoson, Diane Franklin, Steve Antin, Joe Rubbo
Duration: 1h 32mins
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance

The plot closely follows the original Israeli film Eskimo Limon (Lemon Popsicle), and revolves around protagonist Gary, a typical high school student in early 1980s Los Angeles, and his friends Rick, the slick ladies' man, and David.
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Stealing Home (1988)

Starring: Mark Harmon, Jodie Foster, Blair Brown, Jonathan Silverman
Duration: 1h 38mins
Genres: Drama, Romance, Sport

In the 1980s, Billy Wyatt is a thirty-something washed up baseball player who lives out of a hotel with a cocktail waitress.
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The Man in the Moon (1991)

Starring: Sam Waterston, Tess Harper, Gail Strickland, Reese Witherspoon
Duration: 1h 39mins
Genres: Drama, Romance

In the summer of 1957, Danielle "Dani" Trant is a 14-year-old girl in Louisiana who, according to her father, is "too big to be running off by herself.
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Endless Love (1981)

Starring: Brooke Shields, Martin Hewitt, Shirley Knight, Don Murray
Duration: 1h 56mins
Genres: Drama, Romance

In suburban Chicago, teenagers Jade Butterfield and David Axelrod fall in love after they are introduced by Jade's brother Keith.
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Falling in Love Again (1980)

Starring: Elliott Gould, Susannah York, Michelle Pfeiffer, Kaye Ballard
Duration: 1h 43mins
Genres: Drama, Romance

Harry Lewis grew up in the Bronx, New York with grand ambitions. He married the most beautiful girl in school, Sue, and planned to become an architect.
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December Boys (2007)

Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Teresa Palmer, Lee Cormie, Christian Byers
Duration: 1h 45mins
Genres: Drama, Romance

This film is a coming of age picture for the four main characters, and how their lives change over one Christmas holiday. The film is set in late 1960s Australia.
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Class of '44 (1973)

Starring: Gary Grimes, Jerry Houser, Oliver Conant, Deborah Winters
Duration: 1h 35mins
Genres: Drama

Friends Hermie (an aspiring artist), Oscy (a jock), and Benjie (a nerd) graduate high school in the spring of 1944, under the looming threat of World War II.
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The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)

Starring: Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Ezra Miller, Paul Rudd
Duration: 1h 43mins
Genres: Drama, Romance

The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a 2012 American coming-of-age drama film written and directed by Stephen Chbosky, based on his own 1999 novel of the same name.
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Some Kind of Wonderful (1987)

Starring: Eric Stoltz, Mary Stuart Masterson, Lea Thompson, Craig Sheffer
Duration: 1h 35mins
Genres: Drama, Romance

The film is set against the strict social hierarchy of an American public high school in suburban Los Angeles.
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Keith (2008)

Starring: Elisabeth Harnois, Jesse McCartney, Margo Harshman, Ignacio Serricchio
Duration: 1h 33mins
Genres: Drama, Romance

Natalie is an academically-focused student, with the intent of going to Duke University on a tennis scholarship.
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The Last Picture Show (1971)

Genres: Drama, Romance

In 1951 Sonny Crawford and Duane Jackson are high-school seniors and friends in Anarene, Texas, a small declining northern Texas town.
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The Cider House Rules (1999)

Starring: Tobey Maguire, Charlize Theron, Michael Caine, Delroy Lindo
Duration: 2h 6mins
Genres: Drama, Romance

Homer Wells, an orphan, grows up in a Maine orphanage directed by kindly, avuncular Dr.
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White Palace (1990)

Starring: Susan Sarandon, James Spader, Jason Alexander, Kathy Bates
Duration: 1h 43mins
Genres: Drama, Romance

27-year-old St.
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Love Is the Word (2013)

Starring: Huub Stapel, Jeroen van Koningsbrugge, Lies Visschedijk, Ella-June Henrard
Duration: 1h 42mins
Genres: Drama, Romance

Love is the Word is a moving, romantic and funny coming-of-age drama about the magic of first love and the misery of first lost, set in 1978: the year 'Grease' hit the big screen.
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