Greta Gerwigdirectorial debut, Lady BirdIt was an instant hit in 2017 and is now a coming-of-age story. Kristen McPherson (Sawiris Ronan) is known as “Lady Bird”, a signal to others that she is independent and free from social constraints. At 17, her aspirations were to move from Sacramento as it is “California’s Midwest” until she was finally raised on the East Coast. Before going to an out-of-state college, Lady Bird must first finish her final year in Sacramento, facing everything she has to offer—even Kellys (Timothée Chalamet) From the world. Like many stories that represent a young wanderer in the middle class, many of the obstacles facing Lady Bird are ostensibly small. However, it is the reflection on those obstacles and mundane moments of life that makes films like Lady Bird so insightful. The following films are essential recommendations for fans Lady BirdEach film follows the characters on journeys to discover their authentic selves buried beneath the chaos of their lives.
Sixteen Candles (1984)
sixteen candlesThe John Hughes A story about a teenage girl’s transition to adulthood, And the Molly RingwaldSamantha Baker’s performance is undoubtedly an inspiration Lady Bird. Sam is 16 years old and in love with a cute boy (Michael Schuffling), unfortunately for her, the boy-obsessed (creative Anthony Michael Hall performance) is on its way. With familiar family problems and a love triangle of sorts, Sam is an ideal figure to understand the framework of his maturation stories. Her journey through romance and popularity is an essential viewing experience in order to fully appreciate Gerwig’s context Lady Bird.
Squid and the Whale (2005)
If you enjoy complex family dynamics and when Lady Bird She asks her mum to give her a number so you don’t have to talk to her again, then I have the movie for you. Noah Baumbach‘s squid and whale He’s not on this list because of his relationship with Gerwig, but rather because of the film’s heavy focus on conflict, separation, and how a lack of vulnerability destroys relationships. The film follows a broken family as two brothers (Jesse Eisenberg and Owen Klein) are forced to have stressful conversations with their struggling father and successful mother. These are all the qualities of the film that investigates the family conflicts that can be connected Lady Bird.
The Submarine (2010)
something missing from Lady Bird Discourse is how simply the story is about finding empathy for others. The hero complex that we often see stalking young people can separate them from their true selves, as well as from others. evacuation Lady BirdHer indifference and neglect to understand the circumstances of others is the main theme of the film. Richard Ayoad‘s Submarine Follows Oliver Tate (an unforgettable performance by Craig Roberts) who is pressured to see the world through the lens of sex at age 15, but ends up learning more about what people do to cope when they feel sad. Oliver has so much to accomplish before his 16th birthday, follow him on his unique journey to find himself by thinking of others.
The Perks of Being a Wallpaper (2012)
Author 1999 the perks of being a wallflowerAnd the Stephen Chbosky Film directs adaptation. In both mediums, he captures the difficulty of forced socialization and highlights a culture that lacks the tools and outlets to help pacify our youth. Young and introverted Charlie (Logan LermanSam meetsEmma Watson) and patrick (Ezra Miller), two friends who will change his life forever. Follow this group as they discover the joy and sadness in life. Not even one of the most insightful teachers (Paul Rod) In modern cinema He has enough advice for those traumatized teens. This is an essential snapshot of coming of age that deserves to be in the same category as movies as Lady Bird. As a warning for sensitive material, this film includes talks and clips about suicide and sexual assault.
Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)
Amy Heckerling‘s Fast times at Ridgemont High It’s yes, a teen comedy, but it also follows a group of teens in and out of love and others trying to stay awake in class. If you want to see a young man Sean Ben He has his own wanderlust, this is a must. At its core, the film has a more complex plot line with the story of Stacey Hamilton (Jennifer Jason LeeThe story of the experience of a white young woman in high school in the 1980s. There are a variety of archetypes and messages in this movie that deal with complex friendships, love triangle drama, and teen independence, but as a fan of Lady BirdLook no further than Stacy’s Journey.
Frances Ha (2012)
If you like complex female friendships and a heroine who comes to terms with beauty in ordinary life, Francis Ha It’s the right movie for you. Another Baumbach movie, Francis Ha It was co-written by Gerwig, who also plays Francis. She is a 27-year-old dancer living in New York with a salary and trying her best to live a meaningful life without selling her soul for a desk job. If you want more Lady Bird and jolly (Benny Feldstein), but as a more aging relationship, there’s no need to look further. This movie will work as a perfect dual feature with Lady BirdEspecially if you watch it with friends.
Just like Lady Bird, Ellis Lacey (Ronan) must choose between home and away. Directed by John Crowley Based on the novel of the same name by Colm ToibenThe film follows Ellis as she moves to Brooklyn from her small town in Ireland in the 1950s for a more prosperous life. She meets the Italian Tony and falls in love with him (Emory Cohen) and feels like she’s finally found her place in the world. But when tragedy calls her home, she finds that home now seems like an attractive option, especially when she begins spending time with Jim Farrell (Domhnal Gleeson). Brooklyn Follows similar topics to Lady Bird Feeling displaced and finding a difficult choice between staying at home and going out into the world. Maybe there will be no file Lady Bird Without Ronan’s performance in Brooklynso only that alone makes this watch a must-have.
Edge of Seventeen (2016)
socially embarrassing Lady Bird has a fierce competitor in edge seventeenNadine Franklin (Hailee Steinfeld). Kelly Freemon CraigNadine’s movie focuses on highlighting her fears for everyone in her life after she finds her best friend (Halle Lou Richardson) committing the worst thing a friend could do – sleeping with her brother. The consequences are so self-destructive that – another teacher with insight – Woody Harrelson He should intervene to try to salvage the situation as a guide. While edge seventeen Messages does not exclude other generations outside of young millennials and Generation Z, it feels like the only contemporary Lady BirdLike the movie on this list.
Women of the Twentieth Century (2016)
Coming stories usually focus on teenagers, but they are not necessarily age-specific. Mike Mills” women of the twentieth century It follows 50-year-old Dorothea (Annette Bening(as Jimmy’s mother)Lucas Jade Zumann) and has a group of women who live in their house, mainly helping to raise Jamie. And although much of the film is done through the lens of a young boy, the film uses Jamie as a way of observing women at different stages of their lives who all represent the pain spectrum experienced by women in a patriarchal society. This film acts as a multiverse for Lady Birds – a reminder to viewers that the issues women face transcend any single generation. It’s probably the lowest-grossing movie on this list, but ironically, it’s one of the best – and it also features Gerwig.
Little Women (2019)
While I personally prefer the 1994 version, the Gerwig 2019 adaptation of Louisa May Alcott‘s little Women It is undoubtedly more in style Lady Bird from any previous modification. Ronan’s spirited performance as Josephine March was written in much more context than why she wanted independence Winona RyderThe character of the 94. Ronan’s interpretation of Joe follows an arc of finding the independence in being your authentic self, but with a more honest and electric argument than previous adaptations. Lady Bird must love herself first without superficial validation from anyone else in order to be truly happy, and for 2019 little Women It gives you more than enough dialogue to chew on the topic.
The worst person in the world (2021)
Undoubtedly one of the best films of recent years, Joachim Trier‘s worst person in the world It is a masterpiece coming of age. We follow Julie (Rinat Rinsp) as she goes through life, living each moment more authentic than the past, but is ultimately indecisive about which moments to hold on to. if Lady Bird Forcing you to think about your younger self, this movie will force you to think about your current and future self in ways that could literally change your life. If you’re going to watch anything from this list, it should be worst person in the world You can follow Julie on her journey to find an insider connection.