Movies and TV shows like Dawson's Creek

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Dawson's Creek (1998)
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Dawson's Creek (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Dawson's Creek is an American teen drama television series created by Kevin Williamson which debuted on January 20, 1998, on The WB and was produced by Sony Pictures Television. Filmed in Wilmington, North Carolina, at EUE/Screen Gems studios and on location around Wilmington, Southport, and Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. Many scenes were filmed at UNCW, including William Randall Library and Alderman Hall, which served as the facade of Capeside High School. Other college scenes in the fifth and sixth seasons were shot at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina. It portrays the fictional lives of a close-knit group of teenagers through high school and college. The program, part of a new craze for teen-themed movies and television shows in America in the late 1990s, catapulted its leads to stardom and became a defining show for The WB. The series ended on May 14, 2003.
Style: emotional, serious, captivating, realistic, touching
Audience: girls' night, teens, teen drama, date night
Plot: friendship, small town, love triangle, coming of age, verbal byplay, best friends, romance, suburbs, teenage love, high school life, small town life, suburban life, teenage life, youth, friends, buddies, introspection, unfulfilled love, love and romance, first sex, dream come true, virginity, childhood sweetheart, power relations, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 2000s, 1990s
Place: massachusetts, usa, boston

Most similar movies to Dawson's Creek

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, sentimental and touching films and TV series with plots about love and romance, friendship, youth, couples, teenage life, friends and teenage love mostly in Romance, Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like Dawson's Creek: Very Good Girls (2013), The O.C. (2003), One Tree Hill (2003), Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990), Gossip Girl (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Very Good Girls (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Two New York City girls make a pact to lose their virginity during their first summer out of high school. When they both fall for the same street artist, the friends find their connection tested for the first time.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: first sex, love triangle, friendship, best friends, teenage love, teenage life, fall in love, love and romance, youth, friends, wooing, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1992
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city
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100%
 7.5
 73K
The O.C. (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: The series centers on Ryan Atwood, a troubled youth from a broken home who is adopted by the wealthy and philanthropic Sandy and Kirsten Cohen. Ryan and his surrogate brother Seth, a socially awkward yet quick-witted teenager, deal with life as ...
Style: serious, witty, touching, realistic, intellectual
Audience: teen drama, teens
Plot: troubled teen, jealousy, teenage love, classmates, first sex, dating, best friends, social differences, family relations, first love, lifestyle, parents and children ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.7
 65K
One Tree Hill (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Set in the fictional small town of Tree Hill, North Carolina, this teen-driven drama tells the story of two half brothers, who share a last name and nothing else. Brooding, blue-collar Lucas is a talented street-side basketball player, but his ...
Style: sincere, touching, captivating, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, teenage life, couple relations, high school life, friendship, rivalry, basketball, teenage love, athlete's life, sibling relationship, love triangle, suburbs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Beverly Hills, 90210 followed the lives of a group of teenagers living in the upscale, star-studded community of Beverly Hills, California and attending the fictitious West Beverly Hills High School and, subsequently, the fictitious California ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, romantic
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage love, teenage life, friendship, youth, high school, siblings relations, college life, social relations, love and romance, first sex, up and down relationship, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 1990s, 90s, 2000s, 21st century
Place: beverly hills, usa, campus, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 7.4
 133K
Gossip Girl (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Gossip Girl is an American teen drama television series based on the book series of the same name written by Cecily von Ziegesar. The series, created by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, originally ran on The CW for six seasons from September 19, ...
Style: witty, realistic, humorous, talky, stylized ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama, date night
Plot: popularity, teenage love, youth, love triangle, school, gossip and rumors, friends, betrayal, lifestyle, high school, high school life, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.8
 9K
Felicity (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Felicity Porter decides to follow her long time crush to college in New York City.
Style: serious, sentimental, talky, realistic, touching
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: college, looking for love, love triangle, romance, young adult, adolescence vs adulthood, college life, coming of age, love and romance, youth, couples, twentysomething life ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Home and Away (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Home and Away is set in the fictional town of Summer Bay, a coastal town in New South Wales, and follows the personal and professional lives of the people living in the area. The show initially focused on the Fletcher family, Pippa and Tom Fletcher ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sentimental
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, beach, couple relations, love affair, teenage love, romance, small town life, teenage life, fall in love, love and romance, youth, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Eternal Summer (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Three high school students experience the perks and pitfalls of love in director Leste Chen’s sensitive tale of friendship and yearning.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sexual, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love triangle, friendship, school, coming of age, unrequited love, loneliness, high school, elementary school, confession, best friends, romance, sexuality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: taiwan, asia, hong kong, taipei
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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South of Nowhere (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Story: South of Nowhere is an American teen drama television series created by Thomas W. Lynch. Aimed primarily at teenagers, it first aired on November 4, 2005 and was one of six original series on The N. The second half of the third and final season ...
Style: humorous, serious, realistic, captivating, sincere
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: coming out, lesbian, gays and lesbians, teenage life, high school, lesbian relationship, teenage love, reconciliation, sexuality, homosexual, love triangle, urban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
My So-Called Life (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The life of a 15 year-old high school student, whose angst-ridden journey through adolescence, friendship, parents, and life teaches her what it means to grow up.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, talky, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage girl, first love, teenage daughter, coming of age, teenager, high school hunk, high school, teenage love, homosexual, adolescence, best friends, cult ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Blue Citrus Hearts (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A first love could quite possibly be the last for Sam, a Memphis teenager coming to terms with the romantic feelings he harbors for his best friend, Julian. Will the love he feels for this boy guide him through his struggles with his abusive father, ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: high school, coming of age, coming out, best friends, buddies, romance, gays and lesbians, suburbs, innocence lost, sexual abuse, teachers and students, teenage love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: memphis, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.1
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Hollyoaks (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The daily soap that follows the loves, lives and misdemeanours of a group of people living in the Chester village of Hollyoaks where anything could, and frequently does, happen...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sincere, captivating
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage girl, teenage boy, teenage love, couple relations, family life, pub, drunkenness, college, student life, twentysomething life, society, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Secret Life of the American Teenager (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Amy and her friends at Grant High learn to define themselves while they navigate the perilous waters of contemporary adolescence. Between their love triangles, secrets, drama, accusations, gossip, confusion, and scandalous rumors, there's never ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sincere, touching
Audience: girls' night, teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, coming of age, teenage pregnancy, pregnancy, rock, romance, parents and children, high school life, suburbs, teenage life, youth, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.3
 113
Split (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Israel
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Follows Ella Rosen who discovers her identity, as a half-vampire, half-human, when she starts at Green High whose principal is secretly the head of 'The Order of the Blood' an order which is devoted to cleansing the world of vampires.
Style: serious, atmospheric, suspenseful
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: vampire, teenage love, high school, supernatural, love triangle, high school life, love and romance, youth, friends, best friends, friendship, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A coming-of-age story based on the best-selling novel by Stephen Chbosky, which follows 15-year-old freshman Charlie, an endearing and naive outsider who is taken under the wings of two seniors. A moving tale of love, loss, fear and hope - and the ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, teenage love, teenage life, high school life, friendship, first love, friends, high school, social misfits, shyness, youth, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 21st century, 20th century, 1990s ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Art of Getting By (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: George, a lonely and fatalistic teen who's made it all the way to his senior year without ever having done a real day of work, is befriended by Sally, a popular but complicated girl who recognizes in him a kindred spirit.
Style: witty, semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: teenage love, friendship, youth, teenage life, high school, coming of age, love and romance, friends, slacker, step parent, artist, sketching ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Degrassi: The Next Generation (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The life of a group of adolescents going through the trials and tribulations of teendom at Degrassi Community School.
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere, gloomy ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, friendship, school, teenager, bully, homosexual, teacher, drug abuse, parents and children, teachers and students, adolescence vs adulthood, teenage love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
One Life to Live (1968)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: One Life to Live is an American soap opera broadcast on television for more than 43 years on the ABC network, from July 15, 1968, to January 13, 2012, and on the internet as a web series on Hulu and iTunes via The Online Network since April 29, ...
Style: emotional, serious, sentimental
Plot: suburbs, family problems, family relations, intrigue, couple relations, friendship, infidelity, parents and children, family in crisis, family life, dishonesty, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 60s, 70s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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The Young and the Restless (1973)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The rivalries, romances, hopes and fears of the residents of the fictional Midwestern metropolis, Genoa City. The lives and loves of a wide variety of characters mingle through the generations, dominated by the Newman, Abbott, Baldwin and Winters ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sentimental
Plot: betrayal, intrigue, cult, uninhibited rivalry, couple relations, infidelity, love triangle, rich and poor, social differences, family life, dishonesty, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 70s, 80s ...
Place: usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Good Humor Man (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A mischievous high school sophomore faces a conflict of conscience vs. character when his best friend becomes linked to the death of a youth from another clique in suburban Middle America circa '76.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, atmospheric, emotional
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, coming of age, rock, teenage love, high school life, teenage life, suburbs, love and romance, youth, social relations, friends, buddies ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Days of Our Lives (1965)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Horton and Brady broods endure the romantic trials of life in Salem, a Midwestern hamlet filled with evil geniuses, star-crossed lovers and a rich family history.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental
Plot: infidelity, hospital, betrayal, intrigue, couple relations, suburbs, cult, love triangle, family life, suburban life, dishonesty, society ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 60s, 70s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Here on Earth (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A rich college kid is taught a lesson after a joy ride ends up destroying a country restaurant.
Style: sentimental, serious, touching, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: small town, terminal illness, car race, private school, teenage love, romance, love triangle, fall in love, young lovers, rich and poor, social differences, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
A Walk to Remember (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When the popular, restless Landon Carter is forced to participate in the school drama production he falls in love with Jamie Sullivan, the daughter of the town's minister. Jamie has a "to-do" list for her life and also a very big ...
Style: sentimental, touching, sincere, sad, realistic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, date night, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: teenage love, opposites attract, true love, first love, love and romance, high school life, teenage life, coming of age, terminal illness, fall in love, youth, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 5.7
 9K
How to Deal (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Mandy Moore stars as Halley, a young hip high school student who's convinced true love doesn't exist based on the crazy relationships around her. Her mother is divorcing her father who is dating a younger woman Halley can't stand. Her ...
Style: semi serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, feel good ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teen angst, high school, teenage love, romance, friendship, drugs/alcohol, coming of age, suburbs, teenage life, pregnancy, love and romance, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Thirtysomething (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Thirtysomething is an American television drama about a group of baby boomers in their late thirties. It was created by Marshall Herskovitz and Edward Zwick for MGM/UA Television Group and The Bedford Falls Company, and aired on ABC. It premiered in ...
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, sincere, talky ...
Plot: yuppie, parenthood, friendship, advertising, couple relations, parents and children, parenting, suburbs, thirtysomething life, love and romance, couples, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: philadelphia, usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Splendor in the Grass (1961)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A fragile Kansas girl's unrequited and forbidden love for a handsome young man from the town's most powerful family drives her to heartbreak and madness.
Style: emotional, realistic, sexual, serious, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, small town, stock market crash, unrequited love, sexual repression, forbidden love, romance, small town life, promiscuity, basketball, young lovers, love and romance ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1930s, 1950s
Place: kansas, usa, yale university, connecticut, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Switched at Birth (2011)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The story of two teenage girls who discover they were accidentally switched as newborns in the hospital. Bay Kennish grew up in a wealthy family with two parents and a brother, while Daphne Vasquez, who lost her hearing at an early age due to a case ...
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, captivating, realistic
Audience: teen drama, family outing
Plot: teenage life, parents and children, family life, mute or deaf, best friends, friendship, relatives, family, family relations, high school, sign language, deaf ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Picnic (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The son of the richest man in town wants to marry the town's beauty queen, but she meets a more interesting stranger who just got off the train.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, tense
Plot: love triangle, americana, romance, love and romance, small town, couples, friendship, love affair, social differences, small town life, fall in love, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
All the Real Girls (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In a small North Carolina town, Paul, a womanizer, meets Noel, a confused intellectual returning home for the first time in years since she left for boarding school. The film depicts the typical romance of a good girl and a bad boy, in an ...
Style: talky, realistic, serious, touching, sincere ...
Audience: date night
Plot: small town, best friend, womanizer, friendship, romance, virginity, mechanic, regret, coming of age, love affair, virgin, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa, southern usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
St. Elmo's Fire (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Seven friends - Alec, Billy, Jules, Kevin, Kirby, Leslie and Wendy - are trying to navigate through life and their friendships following college graduation. Alec, who aspires to political life, has just shown his true colors by changing his ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, sincere, talky ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, secret admirer, love triangle, ambition, infidelity, graduation, buddies, romance, urban, innocence lost, introspection, couple relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, washington d.c., new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%