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10 Movies for Wattpad Readers

Love a good cheesy romance? You're in luck! These movies have all the fun and drama of a Wattpad novel in movie form.



To All The Boys I've Loved Before: Parts 1 & 2


Based on Jenny Han's young adult romance trilogy, these movies will give you the nice warm fuzzies you'd want from a teen novel wrapped in a thoughtful coming of age story. Lana Condor and Noah Centineo are both very talented actors and the first movie's plot is full of deliciously tropey fake-relationship goodness. What's not to like?


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What a Girl Wants


Amanda Bynes stars in this real-girl-turned-princess fairytale. When an everyday American teen discovers her father is a nobleman, she shows up in person to introduce herself. It's exactly what you'd expect: they explore the cultural clash between royalty and commoners, have a bit of father-daughter bonding, and add in a whirlwind romance with a hot British guy.


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After


This movie actually came straight from Wattpad's runaway hit of the same name. Originally written as a Harry Styles "alternate universe" fanfiction, writer Anna Todd changed a lot of the character names upon actually publishing the series. Harry Styles became Hardin Scott in the printed books, and later for the movies. Its sequel is currently in production and rumor has it After 2 will have an R rating to match its steamy source material.


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The Kissing Booth: 1 & 2


This movie is an actual Wattpad novel picked up by Netflix for a series of three movies. The first film has all the friend drama, secret relationships, and jealousy you'd expect from its source, but solid acting and quality filmmaking keep it from being cringey. The sequel is also out now, so you can binge for hours. Fans likely won't have to wait long for the next installment, since Netflix has already released a trailer for The Kissing Booth 3.


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365 Days


Based on the first novel in a Polish mafia romance trilogy, this film is already drawing a lot of controversy. The 50-Shades-esque story features a Sicilian mobster who imprisons a woman for 365 days in order to convince her to fall in love with him. (You can imagine what the controversy might be.) It has the rare rating of 0% on Rotten Tomatoes, but we won't judge you if you feel like watching it anyway.


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The Perfect Date


This movie is cute, fun, and original. Laura Marano and Noah Centineo are earnest and likable in their roles as reluctant love interests. The plot revolves around Centineo's character creating a "date for hire" business in his high school. It's a fun idea with enough heart to make it better than your average teen romcom.


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She's the Man


Gender swapping? Multiple identities? All the things that make a Wattpad book go off the rails are here in full force, and that's kind of what makes it great. Amanda Bynes plays a girl pretending to be her twin brother so she can play on her school's soccer team. Before you know it, she's falling for her male roommate (who still thinks she's a guy) while ending up in what is arguably the most tangled love triangle of all time. Ironically, this whole story isn't based on a teen novel—it's based on Shakespeare's The Twelfth Night.


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Sierra Burgess is a Loser


If you're someone who can't handle watching characters embarrass themselves, you might want to steer clear of Sierra Burgess is a Loser. This Netflix original is a gender-swapped retelling of Cyrano de Bergerac, where the 'ugly' main character pretends to be someone attractive to win the heart of the love interest. This version takes a digital turn where Sierra (Shannon Purser) catfishes the popular boy into thinking she's a cheerleader. Hijinks ensue as expected, but they pile on some real heavy cringe at times. You've been warned.


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