Movies and TV shows like Dawson's Creek

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Dawson's Creek (1998)
 6.7
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Dawson's Creek (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: touching, emotional, realistic, captivating, light, serious
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, teen drama
Plot: friendship, teenage life, small town, love triangle, coming of age, romance, couples, high school life, self discovery, couple relations, homosexual, teenager, best friends in love, gay teenager, introspection, lifestyle, lgbt, high school, love and romance, youth, true love, friends, lgbtq, first sex, gay ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 2000s, 1990s
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa

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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 youth, teenage life, love and romance, teenager, friendship, high school and coming of age mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Dawson's Creek: Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990), Degrassi: The Next Generation (2001), The O.C. (2003), Gossip Girl (2007), A Walk to Remember (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
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, romantic, serious, realistic, uplifting ...
Audience: teens, kids, teen drama
Plot: high school, teenage love, teenage life, rich kid, teenager, friendship, first sex, social issues, youth, love and romance, lifestyle, social relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s, 21st century
Place: beverly hills, usa, california, los angeles
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100%
Degrassi: The Next Generation (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The life of a group of adolescents going through the trials and tribulations of teendom at Degrassi Community School.
Style: realistic, sentimental, serious, touching, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, kids, teen drama
Plot: high school, teenager, friendship, teacher, family relations, school, lesbian, life is a bitch, teenage love, teachers and students, lifestyle, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s, 2000s, 21st century
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 89K
The O.C. (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
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, best friends, classmate, sexual activity, teenage love, social differences, high school life, lifestyle, first love, teenage life, parents and children, social relations ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.4
 172K
Gossip Girl (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
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: romantic, witty, talky, stylized, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, teen drama
Plot: high school, popularity, gossip and rumors, teenage love, high school life, friends, youth, love triangle, lifestyle, adolescence, betrayal, school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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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: romantic, touching, sentimental, sad, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, date night, kids ...
Plot: romance, teenager, opposites attract, terminal illness, love and romance, first love, cancer, true love, teenage love, fall in love, youth, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 79K
One Tree Hill (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: high school life, teenage life, high school, friendship, couple relations, teenage love, girlfriend, friends, basketball, high school sweetheart, family relations, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.8
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Felicity (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Felicity Porter decides to follow her long time crush to college in New York City.
Style: touching, sentimental, talky, realistic, serious
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: college, love triangle, love and romance, college life, looking for love, adulthood, couples, coming of age, adolescence vs adulthood, youth, lifestyle, strong female lead ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 21st century, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, captivating ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, first sex, loss of virginity, wooing, love triangle, friendship, youth, teenage love, love and romance, teenage life, teenage girl, female friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1992
Place: new york, coney island brooklyn new york city, usa, new york state, tennessee ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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Switched at Birth (2011)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: touching, serious, sentimental, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, teen drama
Plot: deaf, sign language, mute or deaf, teenage life, switched at birth, relatives, school, parents and children, best friends, social relations, friends, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, kansas city
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
You'll Get Over It (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
TV show
Story: When Vincent finds himself a victim of outing in his high school, he must accept to live with the drastic changes it provokes, and redefine his relationships with his friends and family.
Style: touching, sexual, sincere, semi serious, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: gay, high school, gay teenager, love and romance, youth, gays and lesbians, teenage love, friendship, teenage life, high school life, gay athlete, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: romantic, sweet, semi serious, feel good, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: high school, teenager, romance, teenage love, wedding, coming of age, youth, love and romance, society, family problems, looking for love, teenage life ...
Time: 80s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Blue Citrus Hearts (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 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: sincere, touching, atmospheric, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: gay, coming out, teenage love, coming of age, high school, teenage life, romance, youth, life is a bitch, society, best friends, buddies ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: memphis, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Young Americans (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Young Americans is an American television drama created by Steven Antin. The show debuted on July 12, 2000 on The WB network as a summer replacement for, and spin-off from, another Columbia TriStar Television production, Dawson's Creek. The ...
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage life, cross dressing, teenage love, fall in love, love and romance, buddies, school, coming of age, lifestyle, high school, cheating, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: maryland, usa, baltimore
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: feel good, touching, sexy, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: school, teenage life, high school, teenage love, coming of age, parents and children, love and romance, youth, high school life, best friends, friends, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: england, london, europe, new zealand, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.2
 54K
After (2019)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young woman falls for a guy with a dark secret and the two embark on a rocky relationship.
Style: sexy, romantic, emotional, light, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: love, opposites attract, teen romance, fall in love, college, teenage love, youth, teenage boy, high school hunk, couples, sexual relations, virgin ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
My So-Called Life (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: sentimental, sincere, serious, emotional, talky ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, kids, teen drama
Plot: high school, female protagonist, teenager, teenage daughter, first love, teenage girl, high school hunk, gay teenager, coming of age, friendship, teenage crush, adolescence ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The One Who Couldn't Love (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: La que no podía amar is a Mexican telenovela produced by José Alberto Castro for Televisa. Ximena Suarez wrote the script based on the original story by Delia Fiallo. The cast was headed by Ana Brenda Contreras, Jorge Salinas, and Jose Ron, while ...
Style: emotional, realistic, sentimental, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: love triangle, fall in love, romance, best friends, couples, couple relations, boss and employee, friendship, family relations, social differences, intrigue, love and romance
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, sentimental, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: teenage love, teenager, high school, friendship, youth, coming of age, teenage life, philosophy, friends, love and romance, homework, art ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Eternal Summer (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 95 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: realistic, sexy, sentimental, serious, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: gay, coming of age, friendship, love triangle, school, gay asian, gay teenager, high school friend, lgbt, unrequited love, loneliness, high school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: taiwan, asia, hong kong, taipei
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Home and Away (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
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: saga, realistic, serious, sentimental, emotional
Audience: teens
Plot: sex, beach, small town, coastal town, australian, love, husband wife relationship, family relations, seaside town, social relations, family problems, couples ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary ...
Place: australia, new south wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Heartbreak High (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Heartbreak High is a popular Australian television series that ran for five years from 1994 to 1999. The series dealt with the students of Hartley High, a tough high school in a multi-racial area of Sydney, and proved to be a more gritty and ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, feminist, hardcase students, society, underdog, youth, coming of age, buddies, dedicated educator, rivalry, lifestyle, ambition ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 8.1
 168K
That '70s Show (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Crank up the 8-track and flash back to a time when platform shoes and puka shells were all the rage in this hilarious retro-sitcom. For Eric, Kelso, Jackie, Hyde, Donna and Fez, a group of high school teens who spend most of their time hanging out ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, realistic, not serious, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen drama
Plot: friendship, group of friends, teenage love, cannabis, teenager, generation gap, couple relations, parents and children, basement, first love, adolescence vs adulthood, americana ...
Time: 70s, 90s, 20th century
Place: wisconsin, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
South of Nowhere (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
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: realistic, sincere, serious, humorous, captivating ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: lesbian, lesbian relationship, lesbian sex, teenage life, coming out, lesbian teen, teenage love, struggle, youth, gays and lesbians, reconciliation, starting over ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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: realistic, touching, emotional, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, outdoor sex, first love, slacker, teenage love, friendship, wedding, female nudity, buddies, love and romance, high school life, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.7
 2K
Sugar (2004)
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, sentimental, touching, sexy ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: gay, gay teenager, coming of age, coming out, lgbt, lifestyle, friendship, self discovery, teenage life, fall in love, romance, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: toronto ontario canada, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.4
 36K
Keith (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 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, romantic, bad ending, touching ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: high school, opposites attract, first love, love, terminal illness, romance, teenage love, youth, teenager, teenage life, cancer, teen romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Journey of Jared Price (2000)
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: touching, sincere, emotional, sentimental, erotic ...
Plot: gay, gay teenager, blind woman, self discovery, fall in love, youth, couples, couple relations, teenage life, friendship, prostitute, coming of age ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, southern california, santa monica california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Spectacular Now (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A hard-partying high school senior's philosophy on life changes when he meets the not-so-typical "nice girl."
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, melancholic, sweet ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, teenager, teenage love, first love, teenage life, youth, high school, couples, romance, family relations, love and romance, classmate ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: new jersey, california, usa, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Carrie Diaries (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Before she was a fashion icon, before her column in the New York Star, before Mr. Big, Carrie Bradshaw was an innocent 16-year-old girl living in suburban Connecticut.
Style: exciting, captivating, light, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: high school, teenage girl, high school life, youth, teenage life, first sex, high school hunk, friends, prom, teenage boy, first love, gossip and rumors ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1984
Place: new york, connecticut, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, emotional, touching, sincere, romantic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: love triangle, terminal illness, teenage love, romance, rich and poor, small town, teenage life, social differences, couples, fall in love, youth, teenager ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%