10 Movies Similar to “The Simple”

An inspiring story of a girl who looked like a loser in the eyes of others, but in the end she realized what exactly could make her happy.

There are many films in the world of cinema similar to The Simple, and many of them, despite some similarities in plots, are able to leave vivid impressions.

What do you think, is it worth filming a sequel, and what should be in it?

A student of easy virtue (2010)

Olivia is not particularly popular at school, but everything changes after a rather absurd situation. Classmates decided that the girl already had several sexual partners, and unexpectedly this makes her a local star.

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At a certain point, the plots of these films are quite close: the inconspicuous main characters do not worry about their status as “simple girls” for a long time, but the case gives them the opportunity to add new colors to their reputation, and they decide to take this opportunity.

Original title:
Easy A

Cast:
Emma Stone, Penn Badgley, Amanda Bynes

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.9, IMDb – 7.1

Age limit:
16+

Rebel (2012)

High school student Tara constantly has to deal with shyness and insecurity, but the girl’s classmates still do not pay much attention to her. Her only outlet is her home radio studio, where she shows herself to be real.

Fans of films like The Hollows will love this much-similar story because, like Bianca, Tara is quite unpopular at school, has a secret crush on the local boy, and is willing to try on a look that isn’t expected of her.

Original title:
Radio Rebel

Cast:
Debbie Ryan, Serena Parmar, Adam DiMarco

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.6, IMDb – 6.0

Age limit:
6+

Graduation (2011)

Nova is convinced that graduation should be remembered by her and her classmates for a long time. She is making careful preparations for the holiday. In parallel, her thoughts are occupied by an attractive rebel classmate.

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The similarity of this melodrama with “Simple Girl” is obvious. In both cases, the plot revolves around not the most successful heroines, who are not taken seriously by others. They have to interact with self-confident young men who change their lives. Not without girlish competition, quarrels and loves.

Original title:
Prom

Cast:
Aimee Teegarden, Thomas McDonell, Devon Nixon

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.4, IMDb – 5.4

Age limit:
12+

Mean Girls (2004)

Cady is different from her classmates in many ways: she lived in Africa for 12 years, far from civilization, and now she has to settle down in a big city. She is accepted into her company by local beauties, but she is uncomfortable in their company. Soon she begins to stare at the most popular young man in the school.

Of course, this film is similar to the 2015 “The Simple”. In each of the films, the plot revolves around a modest woman who closely communicates with school celebrities. In the life of a girl, an interest in an attractive young man similarly appears, and as a result, she comes to the realization that she wants to look spectacular.

Original title:
Mean Girls

Cast:
Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Lizzy Caplan, Lacey Chabert, Amanda Seyfried

Country:
USA, Canada

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.0, IMDb – 7.0

Age limit:
18+

That’s All Her (1998)

Despite the fact that the melodrama was filmed a long time ago, the plot of The Simple Woman is in many ways similar to it. In the center of events is high school student Laney, who is laughed at by acquaintances, considering her “out of this world”, but the school playboy intends to make her a prom queen to annoy her ex.

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Each of the stories tells about a simple girl who does not arouse interest among her peers. This circumstance does not excite her until a certain time, but subsequently she has a desire to change, and a guy who enjoys authority in the general company is called to help her.

Original title:
She’s All That

Starring :
Freddie Prinze Jr., Rachael Leigh Cook, Matthew Lillard

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.1, IMDb – 5.9

Age limit:
16+

A Cinderella Story (2004)

Sam lives with his narcissistic stepmother and her evil daughters. She is modest and shy, which does not make her popular at school. Immediately after graduation, the heroine has to go to the family cafe, where she works as a waitress. In a chat, she meets an extraordinary guy, and it soon turns out that he is talking about the football star of her school.

Perhaps this is one of the most touching melodramas in the list of films similar to The Simpleton. Their similarity lies in the fact that the plot focuses on an inconspicuous sweet person who has a conversation with a local handsome football player. There is also competition with more spectacular schoolgirls, and trying on a new image.

Original title:
A Cinderella Story

Cast:
Hilary Duff, Chad Michael Murray, Jennifer Coolidge

Country:
USA, Canada

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.9, IMDb – 5.9

Age limit:
12+

Kissing Booth (2018)

El has been childhood friends with Lee and his older brother Noah. Despite the fact that she has liked Noah for a long time, the schoolgirl tries to hide it for some reason. Meanwhile, the object of sympathy is getting closer to her, taking care of her and protecting her from obsessive boyfriends.

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At some points, the action unfolds similarly. An ordinary girl begins to communicate more closely with a popular guy. Relationships become trusting, but the heroine does not understand what really connects them – mutual friendly support or something else. The situation begins to clear up closer to the prom.

Original title:
The Kissing Booth

Starring :
Megan du Plessis, Lincoln Pearson, Caitlyn de Abrue

Country:
UK, USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.4, IMDb – 6.1

How to be a princess (2001)

Mia is a clumsy 15-year-old schoolgirl living in San Francisco. One day she learns that her father was a king, but he recently died, and now she needs to rule the kingdom. She will have to learn a lot of rules to look like a real lady, and then decide if she is ready to ascend the throne in the future.

The story is in many ways close to the “Simple Girl”: the insecure heroine, periodically forced to be the object of ridicule from her classmates, wants to radically change her opinion about herself, but before that she will have to undergo a fundamental change in her usual image.

Original title:
The Princess Diaries

Cast:
Anne Hathaway, Julie Andrews, Hector Elizondo

Country:
USA, UK

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.1, IMDb – 6.4

Age limit:
12+

With love, Rosie (2014)

Alex and Rosie have been friends since childhood. They grew up together and shared their experiences with each other. Then the guy moved to another city, but the long-standing relationship does not break off. Alex continues to communicate with his childhood friend, giving her various tips on arranging her personal life, but over time, everything begins to change.

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If you’re looking for films like The Simple with a touching love story, then you should definitely check out this melodrama. In both cases, the characters have known each other since childhood, and at the same time they did not have a mutual personal interest. They exchanged revelations about the opposite sex and much more, not assuming that one day this friendship would be at risk.

Original title:
Love, Rosie

Cast:
Lily Collins, Sam Claflin, Christian Cook

Country:
Germany, UK

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.6, IMDb – 7.2

Age limit:
16+

Pretend to be my wife (2011)

Having met the luxurious blonde Palmer, Danny decided to win her favor by all means. Realizing that he would look more attractive and more serious if he told about the divorce from his eccentric wife, he does just that. Only now there is no wife, and the man asks his girlfriend to pretend to be her for a while.

First of all, this film is similar to The Simple Girl in that the main character, who does not differ in spectacular appearance, will have to try on an unusual image under the guidance of an old friend. In the process of these changes, friends begin to make many discoveries about each other.

Original title:
Just Go with It

Starring :
Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston, Nicole Kidman

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.3, IMDb – 6.4

Age limit:
12+

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Jared Lambert/ author of the article

I’ve been writing about movies, TV shows and anime for over 3 years, and you may have seen my reviews on Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic.

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