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
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My So-Called Life
Comedy, Drama, Romance
USA
60 min.
 8.4
Splendor in the Grass
Drama, Romance
USA
124 min.
 7.8
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Most similar movies to Dawson's Creek

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, serious and sentimental films and TV series with plots about youth, love and romance, teenage life, coming of age, teenage love, friendship and couples mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Dawson's Creek: The O.C. (2003), Very Good Girls (2013), Blue Citrus Hearts (2003), Felicity (1998), How to Deal (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: witty, serious, touching, realistic, intellectual
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: friendship, romance, social differences, teenage love, suburbs, teenage life, youth, troubled teen, social relations, friends, best friends, buddies ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: california, usa
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System:   95%
    User:   75%
 
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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System:   73%
    User:   100%
 
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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: atmospheric, serious, realistic, gloomy, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: best friends, romance, buddies, 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
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System:   66%
    User:   56%
 
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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: talky, serious, sentimental, touching, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: college, looking for love, romance, love triangle, 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
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System:   59%
    User:   49%
 
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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, girls' night, date night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey, california
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System:   53%
    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
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System:   52%
    User:   62%
 
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, touching, realistic, atmospheric, emotional
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, rock, teenage love, 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
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System:   51%
    User:   57%
 
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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: emotional, serious, sentimental, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: couple relations, small town, love affair, romance, teenage love, 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:   46%
    User:   44%
 
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, touching, realistic, 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
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System:   45%
    User:   50%
 
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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, romantic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, date night, teen drama
Plot: high school, teenage love, school, youth, friends, popularity, gossip and rumors, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, lifestyle, wealth, friendship, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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System:   41%
    User:   49%
 
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, talky, realistic, 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:   40%
    User:   44%
 
The Secret Life of the American Teenager
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, sincere, realistic, touching
Audience: girls' night, teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, pregnancy, coming of age, parents and children, romance, rock, high school life, suburbs, teenage life, teenage pregnancy, youth, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   37%
 
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
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, realistic, serious, melancholic, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, high school, friendship, adolescence, teacher, suicide, depression, mental illness, teenager, gay, loneliness, drugs ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, contemporary, 21st century, 1990s ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   33%
 
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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:   38%
    User:   44%
 
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: humorous, serious, captivating, realistic, sincere
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: gays and lesbians, teenage love, teenage life, urban, friends, love and romance, youth, lesbian relationship, high school, family relations, fall in love, city life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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System:   37%
    User:   43%
 
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, emotional, serious, romantic, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: high school, romance, culture clash, teenager, coming of age, father daughter relationship, school, drugs/alcohol, young lovers, cheerleading, teenagers, depression ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey
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System:   37%
    User:   38%
 
A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon
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: humorous, semi serious, sentimental, realistic, touching ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids
Plot: coming of age, high school, school, friendship, best friends, teenager, poetry, sex, buddies, college, coming-of-age, romance ...
Time: 60s, 80s, year 1962, 1960s
Place: hawaii, usa, new jersey, chicago illinois
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System:   33%
    User:   29%
 
She's Having a Baby
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Jake and Kristy Briggs are newlyweds. Being young, they are perhaps a bit unprepared for the full reality of marriage and all that it (and their parents) expect from them. Do they want babies? Their parents certainly want them to. Is married life ...
Style: clever, sentimental, touching, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: date night, teens, chick flick
Plot: parenthood, pregnancy, romance, marriage, single parent, self discovery, suburbs, relationships, couple relations, family, friendship, destiny ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   27%
 
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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: talky, emotional, serious, sentimental, realistic ...
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 1989, year 1993
Place: kindergarten
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   31%
    User:   36%
 
 5.6
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The Lifeguard
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A former valedictorian quits her reporter job in New York and returns to the place she last felt happy: her childhood home in Connecticut. She gets work as a lifeguard and starts a dangerous relationship with a troubled teenager.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, melancholic, depressing ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: teenager, romance, suicide, childhood, love affair, coming of age, midlife crisis, depression, small town, homecoming, adolescence, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: connecticut, usa, new york, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   30%
    User:   35%
 
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, 21st century, 2000s
Place: beverly hills, usa, campus, los angeles, california
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System:   29%
    User:   28%
 
The Journey of Jared Price
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: "The Journey of Jared Price" is a gay-themed coming-of-age 2000 film written, produced and directed by Academy Award winner Dustin Lance Black. Black won the Oscar award for Best Original Screenplay for "Milk". The Journey of ...
Style: serious, sexual, sincere, realistic, touching ...
Plot: coming of age, fall in love, gays and lesbians, hollywood, self discovery, small town, couple relations, friendship, teenage life, gender, love and romance, youth ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, southern california, santa monica california
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System:   29%
    User:   29%
 
 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:   29%
    User:   25%
 
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 7.7
 64K
One Tree Hill
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, rivalry, love triangle, step siblings, high school, basketball, suburbs, friendship, intrigue, couple relations, sibling relationship, teenage love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   29%
    User:   67%
 
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: emotional, serious, feel good, realistic, 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:   28%
    User:   28%
 
How the Garcia Girls Spent Their Summer
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Three generations of women in a Mexican American family experience sexual awakenings over the course of a summer.
Style: humorous, semi serious, sexual, realistic, touching ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: small town, coming of age, family life, romance, store, best friends, feminism, countryside, innocence lost, looking for love, teenage love, pregnancy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   28%
    User:   24%
 
 6.2
 3K
Dream Boy
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: sincere, serious, touching, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: small town, coming of age, dysfunctional family, gays and lesbians, introspection, gay teenager, gay, romance, gender, youth, social misfits, self discovery ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: louisiana, usa
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System:   28%
    User:   28%
 
Some Kind of Wonderful
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: semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids, chick flick
Plot: high school, coming of age, friendship, school, romance, teenager, adolescence, buddies, love triangle, teenagers, unlikely friendships, mentor ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
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System:   28%
    User:   33%
 

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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, sincere, realistic, touching ...
Plot: coming of age, best friends, gays and lesbians, small town, ocean or sea, romance, young lovers, self discovery, homosexuality, ocean, brother, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia
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System:   27%
    User:   27%
 
According to Greta
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Greta is a waitress who falls for an ambitious cook at the restaurant where they work. But as their summer romance heats up, she has to overcome the concerns of her grandparents about her boyfriend's criminal past.
Style: emotional, serious, sentimental, realistic, touching ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: drugs/alcohol, interracial relations, teenage love, teenage life, love and romance, youth, summer, suicide, teenager, love, rebelliousness, rebellion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa
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System:   26%
    User:   24%
 
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