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8 Movies Like As You Are (2022)



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If you liked As You Are, then you’ll love these movies! High school students try to figure out their identities while grappling with their actions’ consequences in the movie, As You are. These eight movies are similar because they also focus on teens trying to figure out who they are. Plus, if you’re willing to put up with a bit of weirdness in your narratives, you’ll find that each of these movies is as fun and enjoyable as As You Are:

1. Love and Honor

Love and Honor 2013

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Love and Honor is a romantic comedy about a soldier who returns home after 9/11. The film tells the story of two families as they are brought together by their children’s relationship. It’s an emotional, uplifting movie that will remind you of As You Are in its heartwarming tone but with fewer tears (because it’s not about cancer!).

If you love movies about soldiers or want to see a movie like As You Are, Love and Honor will be perfect!

2. The Edge of Seventeen

The Edge of Seventeen

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The Edge of Seventeen is a coming-of-age film starring Hailee Steinfeld as Nadine, a high school student whose life spirals out of control after she starts dating an older guy. She’s given the nickname “Drama” by her best friend Krista because she’s always acting out and needing attention. When Nadine discovers that her classmate Erwin has feelings for her, she agrees to go on a date with him even though he’s not her type—and it turns out that he likes girls who dress like boys.

The movie ends on a happy note when Erwin finally comes out to his parents, but in the meantime, there are plenty of tears and heartbreak along the way!

3. I Am Michael (2015)

I Am Michael (2015)

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I Am Michael is a 2015 film about a former gay rights activist who is now a born-again Christian. The movie follows his journey, trying to live the person he thinks he should be and the life that he can never have. The movie explores what happens when you try to run from yourself and the reality of who you are.

4. Blue Is the Warmest Color

Blue Is the Warmest Color

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Blue Is the Warmest Color is a 2013 French drama directed by Abdellatif Kechiche. Based on Julie Maroh’s graphic novel of the same name, it tells the story of two young women who fall in love with each other. The movie was nominated for several awards, including an Academy Award and Golden Globe for its lead actresses.

The film takes place in France and follows Adele (Adèle Exarchopoulos) as she meets Emma (Léa Seydoux). The pair form a relationship tested by their struggles with sex and class differences. When Emma moves back to Paris from Montpellier after completing her studies at university there, she starts working at a book store owned by her ex-boyfriend Nicolas’ mother—who happens to be Adele’s aunt!

A year later, they meet again at another bookstore run by Arnaud — also one of Nicolas’ friends — where both girls work part-time jobs during school breaks; this time around, though, it’s clear both are interested in pursuing something more serious than friendship, so they start spending more time together…

This movie has been called one of the greatest love stories ever filmed because it shows us how deeply human emotions can change people’s lives forever.”

5. Call Me by Your Name (2017)

Call Me by Your Name (2017)

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Call Me by Your Name is a film that centers around the relationship between a 17-year-old boy and an older man in 1983. It follows their relationship as they explore each other’s bodies and hearts while also dealing with their struggles. If you like As You Are because it captures the emotions of young love, then this movie will speak to you on another level.

This film is romantic and sensual in ways that make you feel raw emotions too often ignored in mainstream entertainment media; it makes you think about what love means outside of what we’re accustomed to seeing portrayed onscreen.

While there are some differences between As You Are and Call Me by Your Name—the latter being more narratively structured—both films have similar themes: learning about yourself through relationships with others; being true to who you are without fear of judgment or rejection; allowing yourself to connect with someone else despite how scary it feels at first; understanding that there are many different ways people experience love (and sex).

6. Mysterious Skin (2004)

Mysterious Skin (2004)

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Mysterious Skin is a coming-of-age story about two young boys in Kansas who are sexually abused by their baseball coach and its effect on their lives. It’s based on a novel of the same name, and while the movie is set in Kansas and was made in 2004, it retains an old-fashioned feel through its 1980s setting. The movie also follows a traditional narrative structure than As You Are, so if you’re looking for something with less time jumping back and forth between timelines, this one could be for you.

The film stars Brady Corbet as Neil McCormick—a boy who was molested by his coach when he was 14 years old—and Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Brian Lackey—another victim of abuse who begins to work at a strip club after being kicked out of his home following his father’s suicide due to stress caused by his son’s disappearance from home without explanation (Brian had run away from home).

Both characters are trying to cope with their trauma by escaping into their fantasy worlds; Neil imagines himself as an adult detective hunting down men who prey upon children like him, while Brian fantasizes about being an action hero fighting terrorists at nightclubs instead of working there during the day.

7. Shelter (2007)

Shelter (2007)

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Shelter is a coming-of-age story about the first love of two young people in the Scottish countryside. If you’ve never seen this film, it hits you right in the heart and reminds you why you love movies.

It stars Keira Knightley as Pearl, a young woman who finds herself pregnant with her boyfriend’s child and has to do whatever she can to take care of herself during her pregnancy without any support from him or anyone else around her. She meets Tommy (Cillian Murphy), who helps her out by letting her stay at his house for a few days until she finds an apartment where she can live on her own again after giving birth.

8. God’s Own Country (2017)

God’s Own Country (2017)

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God’s Own Country is a 2017 British romance film directed by Francis Lee and starring Josh O’Connor and Alec Secareanu. The film is based on the novel of the same name by Ross Raisin. It follows Johnny Saxby, a Yorkshire sheep farmer who lives with his father in their remote farmhouse while struggling with financial problems. After befriending an older Romanian migrant worker who works on their land, Johnny begins to find himself attracted to him despite his conservative upbringing.

The movie received positive reviews from critics and was nominated for several awards at various film festivals, including winning Best British Independent Film at BFI London Film Festival Awards 2017 as well as earning three nominations for the British Independent Film Award 2018 (Best Director for Francis Lee; Best Actor for both Josh O’Connor & Alec Secareanu; Outstanding Achievement In Production).

Even though As You Are is a distinct film, there are ways in which it shares common ground with many other movies. The selections we’ve listed above all touch on similar themes and each of them invites you to dig deeper into what makes our lives—and our loves—what they are.

Christian Edet is a movie and gaming freak. An experienced writer whose interests include games, cars, insurance, and tech provides relevant information to all interested. He graduated from Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford, United Kingdom, and studied Business Information Systems (BSc.)