Movies and TV shows like Dawson's Creek

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Dawson's Creek (1998)
 6.6
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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: realistic, touching, captivating, emotional, serious
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, teen drama
Plot: friendship, love triangle, small town, coming of age, teenage life, couple relations, self discovery, high school life, couples, romance, first sex, lifestyle, introspection, homosexual, best friends in love, best friends, youth, true love, friends, childhood sweetheart, love and romance, student life, virginity, dream come true, small town life ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 90s, contemporary, 1990s, 2000s
Place: massachusetts, usa, boston

Most similar movies to Dawson's Creek

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, sentimental, serious and touching films and TV series with plots about love and romance, youth, friendship, teenage love, teenage life, high school and couples mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Dawson's Creek: Gossip Girl (2007), The O.C. (2003), One Tree Hill (2003), Very Good Girls (2013), A Walk to Remember (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.4
 138K
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, stylized, talky, romantic, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, teen drama
Plot: betrayal, popularity, youth, teenage love, high school, friends, love triangle, gossip and rumors, party, school, lifestyle, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 75K
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: touching, witty, serious, realistic, intellectual
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: troubled teen, dating, classmates, social differences, best friends, teenage love, lifestyle, family relations, first love, parents and children, lawyer, social relations ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.7
 66K
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: teenage life, couple relations, high school, friendship, high school life, rivalry, teenage love, basketball, athlete's life, team, ambitious, rivals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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: realistic, semi serious, humorous, touching, exciting ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: first sex, love triangle, wooing, friendship, youth, teenage love, love and romance, teenage life, coming of age, fall in love, teenage girl, female friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1992
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: touching, sentimental, romantic, sincere, dramatic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, teen drama, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, love and romance, true love, opposites attract, first love, teenage life, high school life, fall in love, coming of age, terminal illness, romance, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: north carolina
⇓ 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, uplifting
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage love, teenage life, friendship, youth, rich kid, lifestyle, love and romance, social relations, up and down relationship, first sex, college life, high school ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s, 2000s, 21st century
Place: beverly hills, usa, california, campus, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 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: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious, talky
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: college, love and romance, coming of age, love triangle, looking for love, couples, college life, adulthood, adolescence vs adulthood, lifestyle, youth, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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, love and romance, youth, teenage life, friends, high school, teenager, philosophy, painting, rebellious youth, mentor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, beach, family relations, social relations, romance, couple relations, fall in love, parents and children, love and romance, dysfunctional family, teenage love, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 90s, 80s, contemporary ...
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.1
 4K
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: sincere, realistic, captivating, emotional, serious
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage boy, teenage love, teenage girl, college life, love and romance, teenage life, family problems, youth, college, student life, couple relations, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 90s, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: touching, sentimental, gloomy, serious, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: high school, coming of age, coming out, sexual abuse, teenage love, gender, innocence lost, lifestyle, society, high school life, buddies, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: memphis, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: captivating, serious, sentimental, sexual, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, love triangle, school, confession, high school, elementary school, unrequited love, loneliness, coming of age, college life, troublemaker, true love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: taiwan, asia, hong kong, taipei
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: serious, sincere, humorous, captivating, realistic
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: coming out, lesbian, sexuality, reconciliation, homosexual, high school, lesbian relationship, gays and lesbians, teenage life, starting over, struggle, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: sincere, serious, sentimental, gloomy, touching ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, homosexual, bully, friendship, school, teacher, teenager, alcohol abuse, high school life, society, lifestyle, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.1
 4K
Dream Boy (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story of Nathan, a young teenager who tries to flourish in a romantic relationship with neighbour Roy. The two young men will have to face the brutal reality of the rural south of the United States in the late 1970s.
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: gay teenager, gay, small town, gays and lesbians, dysfunctional family, gender, self discovery, youth, teenage love, couples, small town life, introspection ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.1
 40K
90210 (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: 90210 revolves around several students at the fictional West Beverly Hills High School, including new Beverly Hills residents Annie Wilson and Dixon Wilson. Their father, Harry Wilson, has returned from Kansas to his Beverly Hills childhood home ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, romantic, captivating, serious
Audience: teen drama, teens
Plot: high school, friendship, teenage love, teenage life, high school life, friends, family relations, social relations, parents and children, siblings relations, power relations, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: beverly hills, california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.4
 6K
Popular (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Brooke McQueen, a popular cheerleader at Jacqueline Kennedy High School, and Sam McPherson, the editor of the school paper, are polar opposites. When their single parents unexpectedly meet and get engaged, Brooke and Sam have to deal with their new ...
Style: emotional, semi serious, witty, humorous, realistic
Audience: girls' night, teens, teen drama
Plot: popularity, high school, homosexual, cheerleader, peer pressure, social misfits, rise to the top, youth, football, social climbing, family relations, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 21st century, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 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: sentimental, feel good, semi serious, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: high school, teenage love, romance, youth, love and romance, society, looking for love, teenage life, family problems, fall in love, friendship, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 5.1
 11K
The Romantics (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Seven close friends reunite for the wedding of two of their friends. Problems arise because the bride and the maid of honor have had a long rivalry over the groom.
Style: feel good, serious, realistic, romantic, touching ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: wedding, love triangle, reunion, youth, best friends, rivalry, friendship, romance, love and romance, ex boyfriend, true love, friends ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.4
 114
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: atmospheric, serious, suspenseful
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: vampire, teenage love, love triangle, high school, high school life, supernatural, love and romance, best friends, good versus evil, friends, friendship, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Boys Over Flowers (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 70 min.
Story: A working class girl winds up at an exclusive prep school. Unassuming high school girl Jan Di stands up to -- and eventually falls for -- a spoiled rich kid who belongs to the school's most powerfu clique.
Style: touching, sentimental, romantic, social realism, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, teen drama, date night
Plot: opposites attract, teenage love, cinderella story, high school life, romance, high school, love triangle, teenage life, friendship, social differences, school, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.5
 34K
Keith (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Natalie (Elisabeth Harnois) is high school royalty, but her queen bee status falls apart when she falls for the new guy at school. Although Keith (Jesse McCartney) ignores her at first, they soon become friends -- even though Natalie suspects that ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, bad ending, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, opposites attract, teenage life, high school, adolescence, first love, love affair, youth, fall in love, love and romance, romance, high school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: sincere, sentimental, gloomy, talky, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, teen drama
Plot: first love, high school hunk, teenage girl, high school, coming of age, adolescence, teenager, gay teenager, best friends, teenage daughter, homosexual, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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: realistic, talky, clever, serious, stylized ...
Plot: yuppie, friendship, advertising, parenthood, unfulfillment, suburban life, parents and children, couple relations, suburbs, couples, family life, friends ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: realistic, sentimental, emotional, serious
Plot: intrigue, single parent, loss of fortune, dishonesty, couples, loss of partner, family life, betrayal, cult, parents and children, uninhibited rivalry, rich and poor ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 70s, contemporary, 80s ...
Place: wisconsin, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Blue Gate Crossing (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan, France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An is-she-or-isn't-she gay comedy focused on a Taiwanese teen, the boy she might like, and the girl she may love.
Style: sentimental, feel good, touching, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: love triangle, high school, friendship, coming of age, romance, couple relations, youth, best friends, cycling, gender, high school life, gays and lesbians ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: taiwan
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A recent high school graduate is faced with two options, either go to a business school where his father wants him to go to, or get a full time job. However he decides to defy his father and go to Hawaii. Trouble is he has no money. Along the way he ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids
Plot: coming of age, school, high school, friendship, adolescence vs adulthood, suburban life, parents and children, buddies, partners, couples, teenage life, suburbs ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, year 1962, 80s
Place: usa, hawaii, chicago illinois, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Some Kind of Wonderful (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young tomboy, Watts, finds her feelings for her best friend, Keith, run deeper than just friendship when he gets a date with the most popular girl in school.
Style: sentimental, feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, teens, kids, chick flick
Plot: high school, coming of age, school, opposites attract, love triangle, tomboy, best friend, friendship, romance, hopes, love and romance, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.9
 3K
Girl (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Andrea Marr is a bright, straight-A, mature, 18-year-old high school senior on the verge of womanhood who decides to abandon her sheltered, boring lifestyle and her bookish friend Darcy for a look into the local rock and roll scene as a groupie to ...
Style: touching, realistic, humorous, sentimental, sexual ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: high school, coming of age, young lovers, lifestyle, teenage life, musician's life, romance, best friends, teenage love, suburbs, adolescence vs adulthood, music band ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Georgia Nicolson is fourteen, lives with nosey parents who don't understand her, an annoying three year old sister and has to wear a beret to school. She would, however, rather be blonde, have a smaller nose and a boyfriend. Revolving around ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, high school life, school, couples, best friends, teenage life, coming of age, parents and children, wooing, love and romance, high school, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: england, europe, new zealand, london, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%