15 Movies Like Flipped

Movies Like Flipped

Movies with a love storyline can be exciting and thrilling to watch, and Flipped can give you just the right amount of unadulterated, pure love story.

With love centered around sixth graders, Flipped takes you back to the memories of the first time you felt love for someone. 

If you thoroughly enjoyed Flipped, we have made a list of movies like Flipped that you will enjoy.

Some movies are available on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon prime, and other movie streaming sites.

1. Eighth Grade (2018)

  • Director: Bo Burnham
  • Cast: Josh Hamilton, Elsie Fisher
  • IMDb Rating: 7.4/10

This comedy-drama is the first on our list of movies like Flipped. This drama is centered around Kayla Day (Elsie Fisher), an introverted eighth-grade student who will finish middle school in a few weeks. 

She battles low self-esteem but uploads motivational videos about confidence and self-image on YouTube and has feelings for a boy she cannot speak to. 

While her father, Mark Day (Josh Hamilton), forces her to break out of her shell, she is awarded the Most Quiet Girl by her classmates. In the end, she realizes she can overcome her fears.

Eighth Grade, directed by Bo Burnham, was nominated for the Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Screenplay. Rotten Tomatoes rated this movie 99%, and IMDb gave it 7.4 out of 10.

2. Little Manhattan (2005)

  • Director: Mark Levin
  • Cast: Cynthia Nixon, Josh Hutcherson, Bradley Whitford, Charlotte Ray Rosenberg
  • IMDb Rating: 7.4/10

The next on our list of movies like Flipped is Little Manhattan, a film about a 10-year-old boy Gabe (Josh Hutcherson), who meets his former kindergarten classmate – Rosemary (Charlotte Ray Rosenberg), in his karate class. 

Gabe discovers he is in love with Rosemary for the first time. Still, he learns about love and life when his parents, Adam (Bradley Whitford) and Leslie (Cynthia Nixon), are getting divorced, and Rosemary tells him she will not go to public school again.

This movie, directed by Mark Levin, is perfect for kids and adults. The ratings of 77% on Rotten Tomatoes and 7.4 out of 10 on IMDb tell the movie is exciting.

3. Peter Pan (2003)

  • Director: P. J Hogan
  • Cast: Jeremy Sumpter, Rachel Hurd- Wood, Jason Isaacs
  • IMDb Rating: 6.8/10

Peter Pan is not only an adventure and family drama but also has some pure love, hence the need to add it to our list of movies like Flipped.

Peter Pan (Jeremy Sumpter) invites Wendy (Rachel Hurd- Wood) from the Darling Family alongside her brothers to help fight against the evil Captain Hook (Jason Isaacs) in Never Never Land. 

Wendy always dreams of Peter Pan, whereas the latter has no idea what love is. In the long run, she gets fed up with Peter Pan after discovering he cannot be who she wants him to be.

Directed by P. J Hogan, Peter Pan is rated 77% on Rotten Tomatoes and 6.8 out of 10 on IMDb.

4. The Man in the Moon (1991)

  • Director: Robert Mulligan
  • Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Emily Warfield, Jason London. 
  • IMDb Rating: 7.1/10

Imagine what would happen if two siblings fall in love with the same boy; this is the storyline of The Man in the Moon, the next on our list of movies like Flipped.

Dani Trant (Reese Witherspoon), a tomboy, looks up to her sister Maureen (Emily Warfield), who she sees as beautiful and perfect. 

Both fall in love with 17 years old Court Foster (Jason London); however, Court sees Dani as a special friend but feels attracted to Maureen.

Maureen has to choose between leaving Court and being on good terms with her sister or staying with Court and betraying her sister.

Robert Mulligan did a fantastic job directing this movie, which got 91% from Rotten Tomatoes and 7.1 out of 10 from IMDb.

5. A Cinderella Story (2004)

  • Director: Mark Rosman
  • Cast: Hilary Duff, Chad Michael Murray, IMDb Rating: 5.9/10

We cannot list movies like Flipped without mentioning A Cinderella Story. We are all familiar with this storyline, but this romantic comedy added some twists.

Samantha Montgomery (Hilary Duff) lost her father to an earthquake and is left with her wicked stepmother and awful stepsisters.

In her lonely time, she chats with her online pal Nomad, whom she starts a relationship with. 

He invites her to a Halloween dance, and Samantha finds out his online lover is a popular guy in school, Austin Ames (Chad Michael Murray).

Before midnight, she returns home to her stepmother but drops her phone. Austin uses the phone to search for his cinderella.

Written by Leigh Dunlap and directed by Mark Rosman, this movie projects love romance and comedy. Rotten Tomatoes rated this movie 12 %, and IMDb rated it 5.9 out of 10.

6. Free Willy 2 (1995)

  • Director: Dwight H. Little
  • Cast: Francis Capra, Jason James Richter, Mary Kate Schellhardt, August Schellenberg
  • IMDb Rating: 5/10

Free Willy shows a brief but excellent relationship with a 14-year-old teenager Jesse (Jason James Richter), who helps an intelligent but rebellious whale, Willy, to escape captivity and its terrible owner. 

Two years later, on a camping trip with Elvis – his stepbrother (Francis Capra), and his foster parents, Jesse meets Willy alongside his Indian friend Randolph (August Schellenberg) and develops a mutual love with Nadine (Mary Kate Schellhardt), Randolph’s goddaughter.

Along the line, an oil tanker crashes, and several animals and human lives are endangered. Will this teenage boy, alongside his family, be able to save the orcas?

Dwight H. Little directed this movie, which got 50% from Rotten Tomatoes and 5 out of 10 from IMDb.

7. Measure of a Man (2018)

  • Director: Jim Loach
  • Cast: Blake Cooper, Judy Greer, Donald Sutherland. 
  • IMDb Rating: 6.4/10

The measure of a Man is set during the 1970s and about a teenager Bobby Marks (Blake Cooper), who goes through bullying from his peers.

During summer, he goes through a life-changing experience when he develops a bond with a Wall Street executive that taught him to stand up to his bullies. 

This movie, directed by Jim Loach, made it to our list of movies like Flipped. Rotten Tomatoes rated Measure of a Man 52%, while IMDb gave it 6.4 out of 10.

8. Tangled (2010)

  • Director: Nathan Greno
  • Cast: Zachary Levi’s voice, Donna Murphy’s voice, Mandy Moore’s voice
  • IMDb Rating: 7.7/10

Tangled may be an animation, but the chemistry between the lead characters, the music, the music, humor, and the spectacular graphics gave us no choice but to add it to our list of movies like Flipped. 

With her magically long hair, Rapunzel (Mandy Moore’s voice) is locked inside a hidden tower by Mother Gothel (Donna Murphy’s voice); she is curious about how the outside world is and wishes to escape from the building.

A good-hearted thief, Flynn Ryder (Zachary Levi’s voice), scales the wall and is taken captive by Rapunzel.

To get Rapunzel to return his satchel of stolen jewels, Flynn agrees to take her to see the floating lights on her birthday. Both of them embark on an adventurous journey that changes their lives. 

Adapted from the fairytale Rapunzel, this movie is directed by Nathan Greno and Byron Howard.

Regarding ratings, Tangled is rated 89% by Rotten Tomatoes and 7.7 out of 10 by IMDb.

9. A Little Romance (1979)

  • Director: Nathan Greno
  • Cast: Laurence Olivier, Diane Lane, Sally Kellerman, Thelonious Bernard. 
  • IMDb Rating: 7.4/10

A French teen boy Daniel (Thelonious Bernard), falls in love with an American teen girl Lauren (Diane Lane), when he learns she is an intellectual like him. Lauren’s mother, Kay King (Sally Kellerman), disapproves of the relationship. 

To continue their love, these teenage lovers team up with a pickpocket called Julius (Laurence Olivier) to elope in Venice, where they kiss under the Bridge of Sighs. Will the kiss under the bridge bind the hound couple together?

This movie was directed by George Roy Hill and was nominated for and awarded the Academy Award for Best Music (Original Score).

A Little Romance is rated 71% by Rotten Tomatoes and 7.4 out of 10 by IMDb.

10. Juno (2007)

  • Director: Jason Reitman
  • Cast: Elliot Page, Jason Bateman, Jennifer Garner
  • IMDb Rating: 7.5/10

Juno has a romance theme, hence why we added it to our list of movies like Flipped; however, it has adult and mature romance.

A 16 years old teenage girl Juno (Elliot Page), has sex with her best friend, Bleeker (Michael Cera), on a chair and gets pregnant. 

She decides to abort the baby but changes her mind about putting the baby up for adoption; she chooses Mark (Jason Bateman) and Vanessa Loring (Jennifer Garner).

Throughout the 9 months of pregnancy, Juno has some discoveries. Are the adoptive parents perfect? Did she make the right decision? 

Jason Reitman directed this movie, which got an Academy Award for Writing (Original Screenplay). Rotten Tomatoes rated Juno 94%, and IMDb gave it 7.5 out of 10.

11. Moonrise Kingdom (2012)

  • Director: Wes Anderson
  • Cast: Kara Hayward, Jared Gilman. 
  • IMDb Rating: 7.8/10

A 12-year-old orphan Sam (Jared Gilman), falls in love with Suzy (Kara Hayward), and these young lovers run away together to begin their love journey.

When their guardians notice their absence, they begin to track them. Will their young, innocent love blossom with the challenges surrounding it?

Wes Anderson directed this movie, which got 93% from Rotten Tomatoes and 7.8 out of 10 from IMDb.

12. The Kissing Booth (2018)

  • Director: Vince Marcello
  • Cast: Joey King, Joel Courtney, Jacob Elordi
  • IMDb Rating: 5.9/10

The next on our list of movies like Flipped is The Kissing Booth, a popular and exciting film.

Elle Evans (Joey King) and Lee Flynn (Joel Courtney) have been best friends for a long time. 

Their friendship rule includes staying away from each other’s siblings, but Elle finds out she has a massive crush on the perfect bad boy Noah (Jacob Elordi), who happens to be Lee’s older brother. 

Although Elle tries to stay away from him, it isn’t easy to do so. Noah kisses her when she signs up to run a kissing booth at the spring carnival, so what will happen next?

The Kissing Booth was directed by Vince Marcello and won the Kids’ Choice Award for Favorite Movie Actress.

Rotten Tomatoes rated this movie 15%, and IMDb gave it 5.9 out of 10.

13. Booky’s Crush (2009)

  • Director: Nathan Greno
  • Cast: Rachel Marcus, Connor Price. 
  • IMDb Rating: 6.1/10

Beatrice, also known as Booky (Rachel Marcus), lives in Toronto with her parents and siblings; the family has their aspirations and differences.

When Booky is asked to tutor Georgie Dunlop (Connor Price), an older sixth-grade student she has had a crush on, she discovers there is more to Georgie after he gives her a gift. 

Soon she starts to have mixed feelings for Georgie as she learns he has both good and bad sides.

This movie was directed by Peter Moss and has been nominated for an award four times.

Rotten Tomatoes rated Booky’s Crush 63%, and IMDb rated it 6.1 out of 10.

14. Karate Kid 2 (1986)

  • Director: John G. Avildsen
  • Cast: Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita. 
  • IMDb Rating: 6.1/10

With its action and exciting storyline, Karate Kid 2, a sequel to the 1984 Karate Kid, made it to our list of movies like Flipped.

Daniel (Ralph Macchio) broke up with his girlfriend and had to stay with Miyagi (Pat Morita) as his mother left for Fresno for work.

Daniel joins Miyagi to travel to Okinawa to see his dying father. While Miyagi meets his old love and is confronted by his old rival, Daniel falls in love with a new girl.

John G. Avildsen directed this movie, which was nominated for the American Society of Cinematographers Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Theatrical Releases.

Regarding ratings, Karate Kid 2 got 44% from Rotten Tomatoes and 6.1 out of 10 from IMDb.

15. My Girl (1991)

  • Director: Howard Zieff
  • Cast: Griffin Dunne, Anna Chlumsky, Macaulay Culkin
  • IMDb Rating: 6.9/10

The last on our list of movies like Flipped is My Girl, a romance drama with a teary ending.

Vada Sultenfuss is an 11-year-old intelligent, bubbly girl with hypochondria. She lost her mother during birth and her father, Harry Sultenfuss, works in a funeral home, so she is obsessed with death. 

Her best friend is Thomas J. Sennett, an unpopular kid allergic to everything.

Her life changes when she has her first crush, and her father starts dating a make-up artist Shelly who attempts to disrupt Vada’s relationship with her father.

Directed by Howard Zieff, My Girl got nominated for MTV Movie & TV Award for Best Kiss, Kids’ Choice Award for Favorite Movie, and more awards. Rotten Tomatoes rated My Girl 50%, and IMDb gave it 6.9 out of 10.

If you have been a fan of teenage romance, love stories, and emotions, Flipped is your sure bet.

However, other movies like Flipped will give you almost the same love storyline.

We have compiled these movies so you have more than enough to watch during your movie nights. 

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