Movies and TV shows like Dawson's Creek

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Dawson's Creek
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: verbal byplay, best friends, friendship, romance, small town, love triangle, suburbs, teenage love, high school life, small town life, coming of age, suburban life, teenage life, youth, friends, best friends in love, buddies, introspection, unfulfilled love, love and romance, first sex, dream come true, virginity, childhood sweetheart, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century, 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 realistic, serious, touching and sentimental films and TV series with plots about love and romance, youth, teenage life, teenage love, coming of age, friendship and couples mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Dawson's Creek: Very Good Girls (2013), Blue Citrus Hearts (2003), The O.C. (2003), Felicity (1998), Home and Away (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Very Good Girls
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: serious, touching, realistic, humorous, semi serious
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: best friends, urban, friendship, teenage love, adolescence vs adulthood, teenage life, fall in love, love triangle, love and romance, coming of age, youth, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1992
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city
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Blue Citrus Hearts
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: best friends, buddies, romance, high school, gays and lesbians, coming of age, suburbs, innocence lost, sexual abuse, coming out, teachers and students, teenage love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: memphis, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   87%
    User:   91%
 
 7.5
 73K
The O.C.
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: best friends, family relations, first love, lifestyle, love triangle, social differences, teenage love, troubled teen, parents and children, dating, classmates, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
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System:   84%
    User:   75%
 
 6.8
 9K
Felicity
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, serious, talky, realistic, touching
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: college, looking for love, love triangle, romance, adolescence vs adulthood, college life, coming of age, love and romance, youth, couples, twentysomething life, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   83%
    User:   98%
 
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Home and Away
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: couple relations, small town, love affair, teenage love, romance, small town life, teenage life, fall in love, beach, love and romance, youth, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   76%
    User:   82%
 
Eternal Summer
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, best friends, romance, teenage love, university, coming of age, true love, friends, high school, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, hong kong, taiwan, taipei
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   74%
    User:   71%
 
The Good Humor Man
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, teenage love, rock, coming of age, high school life, teenage life, suburbs, love and romance, youth, social relations, friends, buddies ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   61%
    User:   53%
 
Splendor in the Grass
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, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, small town, romance, adolescence, teenager, marriage, suicide attempt, friendship, young lovers, love, relationships, runaway ...
Time: 1930s, 20s, 20th century, 1920s, 1950s
Place: kansas, usa, california, yale university, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   54%
 
 7.4
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Gossip Girl
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: realistic, talky, stylized, serious, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, date night, teen drama
Plot: high school, teenage love, school, youth, friends, popularity, gossip and rumors, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, lifestyle, friendship, wealth, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   60%
 
 5.3
 983
Tan Lines
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Cute teen Midget Hollow wanders through life riding big waves and partying with surfer boys. When Midget's best friend's gay brother Cass arrives on the scene, the two quickly dive head first into a clandestine sea of sexual awakening.
Style: serious, sexual, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: coming of age, best friends, small town, gays and lesbians, young lovers, ocean or sea, romance, self discovery, brother, homosexuality, ocean, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   39%
 
 5.1
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Hollyoaks
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: serious, emotional, realistic, sincere, captivating
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: couple relations, family life, student life, college, twentysomething life, society, family relations, teenage love, teenage girl, teenage boy, social relations, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   50%
 
South of Nowhere
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, humorous, realistic, captivating, sincere
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: gays and lesbians, teenage love, teenage life, urban, friends, love and romance, youth, high school, lesbian relationship, family relations, fall in love, city life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   43%
 
 7.2
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Now Is Good
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A girl dying of leukemia compiles a list of things she'd like to do before passing away. Topping the list is her desire to lose her virginity.
Style: touching, heartbreaking, sad, romantic, emotional ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: cancer, teenager, virginity, death, love story, relationships, life & death, last wish, fighting illness, dying, depression, family drama ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   41%
 
Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Diving to save a camera from a fall down a flight of stairs, high school junior Naomi Sukuse wakes with no memory of the last four years. Naomi must remember who she was and figure out who she wants to be in this story of love and second chances.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, emotional, sentimental
Audience: date night
Plot: high school, memory loss, self discovery, romance, fall in love, love triangle, teenage love, high school life, urban, amnesia, student life, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   35%
 
 5.7
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How to Deal
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, romantic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: romance, high school, coming of age, pregnancy, teenager, divorce, drugs/alcohol, friendship, teenagers, relationships, teenage life, suburbs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   37%
 
Degrassi: The Next Generation
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, parents and children, teachers and students, adolescence vs adulthood, teenage love, suburbs, high school life, teenager, suburban life, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   47%
 
 5.5
 2K
Sugar
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Cliff has just turned 18 and his little sister has a gift for him: booze, a joint, a subway token and the command to have sex. Heading out on the town, Cliff finds friendship -- and more -- in the person of a young hustler named Butch. But ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Plot: coming of age, family life, romance, suburbs, gays and lesbians, prostitute, innocence lost, self discovery, couple relations, coming out, friendship, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   43%
 
My So-Called Life
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: coming of age, high school, teenager, best friends, first love, teenage love, cult, teenage girl, high school life, teenage life, friends, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   46%
 
 5.5
 1K
Rock Haven
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 78 min.
Story: The coastal California community of Rock Haven is the perfect place for cute eighteen-year-old Brady and his loving mother to begin a fresh start. Their mission: to spread the word of the Lord. But while roaming the beach one day, Brady meets ...
Style: serious, sexual, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming out, school, gays and lesbians, beach, romance, writer's life, small town, church, forbidden love, sexual relations, teenage love, gay relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   34%
 
Beverly Hills, 90210
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: serious, romantic, sentimental, realistic
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: friendship, high school, teenage love, teenage life, siblings relations, college life, youth, social relations, love and romance, first sex, up and down relationship, lifestyle ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s, 2000s, 21st century
Place: beverly hills, usa, campus, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   46%
 
Crazy/Beautiful
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: At Pacific Palisades High, a poor Latino falls hard for a troubled girl from the affluent neighborhood.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, romantic, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: high school, romance, culture clash, teenager, coming of age, father daughter relationship, school, young lovers, drugs/alcohol, cheerleading, teenagers, depression ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   38%
 
Here on Earth
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, touching, emotional, serious, romantic ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: romance, small town, terminal illness, cancer, love, fall in love, love story, young lovers, rich and poor, teenage love, social differences, family ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   33%
 
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Dakota Skye
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: For as long as she could remember, Dakota Skye has been cursed with a super power. She has the ability to see the truth in any lie she hears. From small, harmless white lies, to the more devious kind, they have come from the people that she should ...
Style: serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: looking for love, teenage love, romance, teenage life, love and romance, youth, music band, coming of age, superhero, friendship, curses spells and rituals, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   43%
 
The Truth About Jane
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Jane, a high school teenager, tries to deal with the discovery that she is a lesbian after developing an intense friendship with another girl who makes her discover her true sexuality, which is only the start of Jane's troubles when Jane's ...
Style: serious, talky, emotional, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming out, high school, coming of age, school, best friends, friendship, gays and lesbians, lesbian, single parent, parents and children, teachers and students, teenage love ...
Time: 90s, year 1993, year 1989
Place: kindergarten
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   33%
 
An Angel Named Billy
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Mark Anderson, a recent stroke victim who is frail and weak. Also, his best friend Thomas, a classic over the hill drag queen desperate for love and happiness. Mark and Thomas have a master plan, to find Mark's son, James Anderson the love of ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, feel good, sentimental ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, small town, forbidden love, looking for love, coming out, gender, love and romance, best friends, coming of age, fall in love, parents and children, true love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   41%
 
The Art of Getting By
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: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: friendship, high school, romance, teenage love, high school life, teenage life, artist, coming of age, youth, social relations, sketching, philosophy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   32%
 
Girl with Green Eyes
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Catholic-Irish farm girl Kate, along with her gregarious best friend Baba, moves to Dublin to pursue a more exciting life.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental, touching
Plot: gays and lesbians, single parent, romance, forbidden love, farm, looking for love, countryside, love triangle, small town, singleness, suburbs, youth ...
Time: 60s
Place: europe, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   34%
 
 5.0
 183
Picnic
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 ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   36%
 
Normal Adolescent Behavior
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: High school student Wendy has an odd relationship with her five friends: They're openly sexual with each other, swapping partners every week. But this is all thrown into turmoil when she meets Sean, a new student in school who has a crush on ...
Style: sexual, serious, bleak, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: high school, drugs/alcohol, innocence lost, strong sexual content, teenage life, youth, teenage love, best friends, coming of age, high school life, basketball, lust ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, rhode island
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   33%
 
 6.5
 649
Bad Company
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Delphine is a sweet innocent young girl, her new best friend pulls her into a world where she falls in love with a local pretty boy. Working her hardest to make him love her drags her into prostitution.
Style: serious, sexual, realistic, emotional, psychological
Plot: reggae, dealing with death, looking for love, romance, teenage love, nightclub, high school, wooing, small town, celebrity culture, high school life, lovers reunited ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, france, jamaica
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   40%
 
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