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7 Movies Like "The First Time" (2012)

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7 Movies Like The First Time

7 Movies Like The First Time

About The First Time

The First Time is a 2012 American teen romantic-comedy film directed by Jon Kasdan, who wrote the story himself, getting inspiration from his own experiences as a teenager. Starring Dylan O'Brien, Britt Robertson and Victoria Justice, the film is released on October 19, 2012. A story of falling in love for the first time, the movie is about a timid high school senior and a goody high school junior who fall in love over just a weekend. The First Time received a positive review from a New York Times movie critic.

Below are movies like “The First Time” that will surely make you laugh, cry and fall in love:

  1. Love, Rosie (2015)
  2. The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
  3. The Art of Getting By (2011)
  4. Two Night Stand (2014)
  5. The Lucky One (2012)
  6. The Last Song (2010)
  7. Stuck in Love (2013)

1. Love, Rosie (2015)

Release Date: January 8, 2015

Directors: Christian Ditter

Cast: Lily Collins, Sam Claflin, Christian Cooke

Rosie and Alex have been best friends since they were kids. Although they are compatible in so many ways, they also take several different poles, especially on things that have something to do with life, love and making important decisions. At age 18, they are separated by numerous circumstances. But despite being separated by space and distance, Alex and Rosie still believe that they are one; that they are meant for each other. Will Alex ever find her again? Will Rosie take all the risks just to be with him? Or is it too late for the two of them?

2. The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)

Release Date: October 12, 2012

Director: Stephen Chbosky

Cast: Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Ezra Miller

After dealing with heartaches brought about by his best friend’s death, his first love’s inattention, and his own mental issues, all Charlie wants is to find friends who would understand him. That’s when he meets seniors Sam and Patrick, who openly welcomes the innocent 15-year-old freshman in their world. He has enjoyed the company of his new friends, until Charlie falls for Sam, but does not have any confidence to ask her out. When Patrick asks him to stay away from them, Charlie’s mental issues start developing again. Charlie has himself checked by a psychiatrist, who discloses to him the real cause of his mental illness.

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3. The Art of Getting By (2011)

Release Date: June 17, 2011

Director: Gavin Wiesen

Cast: Freddie Highmore, Emma Roberts, Michael Angarano

George is someone who believes that everything in this world is just an illusion and that life is pointless. With such thinking, he stops doing his homework, and eventually stops going to school. Until one day, he meets Sally, who inspires him to go to school again. But he does not admit to her or to anybody else how he feels. One day, an art teacher introduces him to a successful artist named Dustin, who shares with George his life principles. But problems start surfacing one after another, and unless George takes things seriously, he might not be able to advance to the next level.

4. Two Night Stand (2014)

Release Date: September 26, 2014

Director: Max Nichols

Cast: Miles Teller, Analeigh Tipton, Jessica Szohr

Megan and Alec met in an online dating website. She is single, and her friends are pushing her to find a guy to date. He is lovesick, and has just broken up with his girlfriend. One night, they meet personally in a bar, and decide to have a one-night stand. Realizing that what they have done is wrong and regrettable, they promise not to see each other again. But there’s one problem: a snowstorm is happening all over Manhattan so Megan cannot leave. Forced to spend more time together in a small apartment, these strangers drag themselves to get to know each other more.

5. The Lucky One (2012)

Release Date: April 20, 2012

Director: Scott Hicks

Cast: Zac Efron, Taylor Schilling, Blythe Danner

While serving in Iraq, American marine Logan finds a girl’s photo with the words ‘keep safe’ on the back. When his unit is attacked and he survives, he attributes his life to the photo. He’s already in the US when he realizes that it is taken in Louisiana, so he sets off and finds her. Her name is Beth. He tries to explain why he’s there but can’t find the words. Assuming that he's there to apply for the kennel job, Beth’s grandmother hires him. Logan tells her what happened, and discovers that her brother, a marine who has died in a war, owns the photo. Logan gets close with Beth and her son, until Beth’s ex-husband returns…

6. The Last Song (2010)

Release Date: March 31, 2010

Director: Julie Anne Robinson

Cast: Miley Cyrus, Liam Hemsworth, Greg Kinnear

Rebellious Ronnie Miller and her brother Jonah grow up in a broken family. They are living with their mother until they are sent to their father’s house by the beach to live with him over summer. Ronnie dislikes her father as much as she dislikes his small town and everyone who lives there. One day, she meets Will Blakelee, a handsome young man who makes her rediscover her love for music. Music, too, helps her reconnect with her father… and makes Ronnie and Will recognize their growing affection for each other.

7. Stuck in Love (2013)

Release Date: May 2, 2013

Director: Josh Boone

Cast: Greg Kinnear, Jennifer Connelly, Lily Collins

After his ex-wife Erica abandons their family for another man, successful author and teacher William Borgens puts down his pen to spy on his cheating wife. Alone, he raised his two teenage children, Samantha and Rusty, who both happen to inherit their father’s talent. Samantha, who despises love after seeing how it ruined their family, will soon publish her first book. She is being pursued by nice guy Lou, who is determined to win her heart. Rusty, the family’s young boy, dreams to be a fantasy writer. He is in love with Kate, a troubled but beautiful girl, who gives Rusty his first broken heart. Will the complicated family be able to get back together?

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2015 Craig McCallaway

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