Movies and TV shows like Pretty Little Liars

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Pretty Little Liars
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Based on the Pretty Little Liars series of young adult novels by Sara Shepard, the series follows the lives of four girls — Spencer, Hanna, Aria, and Emily — whose clique falls apart after the disappearance of their queen bee, Alison. One year later, they begin receiving messages from someone using the name "A" who threatens to expose their secrets — including long-hidden ones they thought only Alison knew.
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: teens, girls' night, family outing, teen drama
Plot: high school, best friends, friendship, haunted by the past, secret, threat, mystery, youth, bullying, blackmail, gossip and rumors, disappearance, family, teacher, leader, murder, parent child relationship, text messaging, high school life, small town, suburbs, teenage life, social relations, friends, mysterious character ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, usa
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Desperate Housewives
Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Romance
USA
45 min.
 7.5
Riverdale
Crime, Drama, Mystery
USA
45 min.
 7.6
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Most similar movies to Pretty Little Liars

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and clever films and TV series with plots about youth, high school, teenage life, teenager, friendship, friends and murder mostly in Drama, Mystery and Romance genres. Some movies like Pretty Little Liars: Gossip Girl (2007), Revenge (2011), Desperate Housewives (2004), The Lying Game (2011), Riverdale (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 7.4
 132K
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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 7.9
 105K
Revenge
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: When Emily Thorne moves to the Hamptons, everyone wonders about the new girl, but she knows everything about them, including what they did to her family. Years ago, they took everything from her. Now, one by one, she's going to make them pay.
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: hidden identity, vengeance, righting the wronged, haunted by the past, revenge, dishonesty, undercover, rivalry, high society, mysterious character, crimes, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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System:   75%
    User:   88%
 
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Desperate Housewives
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Desperate Housewives is an American television comedy-drama-mystery series created by Marc Cherry and produced by ABC Studios and Cherry Productions. It aired Sundays at 9 P.M. Eastern/8 P.M. Central, on ABC from October 3, 2004, until May 13, 2012. ...
Style: twists and turns, cynical, dark humor, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: housewife, secret, family relations, female friendship, crumbling marriage, neighbor, couple relations, suburban life, social relations, infidelity, investigation, blackmail ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa
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System:   74%
    User:   74%
 
 7.4
 17K
The Lying Game
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Emma, a kind-hearted foster kid who can't catch a break, finds out she has an identical twin sister, Sutton, who - unlike Emma - was adopted by wealthy parents and is seemingly living an ideal life. After their initial meeting, Sutton talks ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: amateur detective, twins, high school, investigation, crimes, deadly, youth, twin sister, missing person, murder, teenage life, foster child ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: arizona, usa
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System:   68%
    User:   93%
 
 7.6
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Riverdale
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Set in the present, the series offers a bold, subversive take on Archie, Betty, Veronica and their friends, exploring the surreality of small-town life, the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale’s wholesome facade.
Style: dramatic, captivating, suspenseful, biting, surprise ending
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenager, small town, friends, friendship, murder, high school, family relations, parents and children, teenage life, investigation, love triangle, mother daughter relationship ...
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System:   66%
    User:   78%
 
I Know What You Did Last Summer
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: As they celebrate their high school graduation, four friends are involved in a hit-and-run accident when their car hits and apparently kills a pedestrian on an isolated roadway. They dispose of the body and vow to keep the incident a secret, a year ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, twists and turns, serious, suspense ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: slasher, serial killer, high school, gory, murder, revenge, chase, blood, small town, splatter, mystery, halloween ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s, 1990s
Place: north carolina
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System:   60%
    User:   76%
 
 7.8
 20K
Devious Maids
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The series centers on four Latina maids working in the homes of Beverly Hills’ wealthiest and most powerful families, and a newcomer who made it personal after a maid was murdered and determined to uncover the truth behind her demise, and in the ...
Style: entertaining, captivating, exciting, enigmatic, humorous
Plot: maid, secret, secrets, female friendship, female protagonist, couple relations, deception, betrayal, murder, love, latinx lead, adultery ...
Place: beverly hills
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System:   56%
    User:   82%
 
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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:   56%
    User:   71%
 
Scream: The TV Series
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: What starts as a YouTube video going viral, soon leads to problems for the teenagers of Lakewood and serves as the catalyst for a murder that opens up a window to the town's troubled past. Everyone has secrets. Everyone tells lies. Everyone is ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, semi serious, scary, realistic
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: serial killer, high school, slasher, mystery, who done it, small town, deadly, teenage life, psychopath, murder, crimes, danger ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   73%
 
The Secret Circle
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 45 min.
Story: After her mother dies in a fire, Cassie Blake moves in with her grandmother in the beautiful small town of Chance Harbor, Washington. As Cassie gets to know her high school classmates, including sweet-natured Diana and her boyfriend Adam, brooding ...
Style: serious
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, small town, curses spells and rituals, witch, small town life, teenage life, youth, orphan, supernatural ability, young heroes, supernatural, teenage love ...
Time: 2010s
Place: washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   78%
 
 6.1
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90210
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: serious, sentimental, realistic
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, friendship, teachers and students, high school life, teenage life, youth, friends, social relations, parents and children, siblings relations, teenage love, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: beverly hills, california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   80%
 
The Vampire Diaries
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: The story of two vampire brothers obsessed with the same girl, who bears a striking resemblance to the beautiful but ruthless vampire they knew and loved in 1864.
Style: romantic, disturbing, suspenseful, stylized, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: love triangle, dangerous attraction, vampire, vampire human love, teenage life, supernatural, high school, teen romance, siblings relations, small town, small town life, werewolf ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 19th century, 1860s, 2000s ...
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   50%
 
 8.3
 96K
The Originals
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: A spin-off from The Vampire Diaries and set in New Orleans, The Originals centers on the Mikaelson siblings, otherwise known as the world's original vampires: Klaus, Elijah, and Rebekah. Now Klaus must take down his protégé, Marcel, who is ...
Style: tense, captivating, exciting, serious, gloomy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: vampire, supernatural, immortality, love and romance, witch, werewolf, king, family relations, magical, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, urban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   71%
 
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 7.7
 110K
Teen Wolf
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 41 min.
Story: Scott McCall, a high school student living in the town of Beacon Hills has his life drastically changed when he's bitten by a werewolf, becoming one himself. He must henceforth learn to balance his problematic new identity with his day-to-day ...
Style: touching, serious, suspenseful, humorous, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, werewolf, supernatural ability, school, curses spells and rituals, in the woods, high school life, teenage life, coming of age, life turned upside down, danger, imaginary ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, japan, california, mexico, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   68%
 
Harper's Island
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 40 min.
Story: A group of family and friends travels to a secluded island for a destination wedding. They've come to laugh... to love... and, though they don't know it... to die. As the wedding festivities begin, friendships are tested and secrets ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: island, serial killer, gory, murder, mystery, who done it, danger, deadly, haunted by the past, confined, crimes, family relations ...
Place: washington state
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System:   39%
    User:   80%
 
 5.6
 57K
Unfriended
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: While video chatting one night, six high school friends receive a Skype message from a classmate who killed herself exactly one year ago. A first they think it's a prank, but when the girl starts revealing the friends' darkest secrets, ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, psychological, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: internet, vengeance, violence, teenager, bullying, betrayal, skype, death, dialogue, suicide, ghost, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   67%
 
Switched at Birth
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: serious, sentimental, touching, realistic
Audience: family outing, teen drama
Plot: high school, parents and children, family, family life, teenage life, deaf, sign language, youth, family relations, single parent, best friends, mute or deaf ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   62%
 
 7.8
 39K
Hart of Dixie
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: New Yorker Zoe Hart has it all figured out - after graduating top of her class from medical school, she'll follow in her father's footsteps and become a cardio-thoracic surgeon. But when her dreams fall apart, Zoe decides to work at a ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: small town, culture clash, fish out of water, small town life, clinic, female doctor, social relations, doctors and patients, misfit, power relations, doctor, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: alabama, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   31%
    User:   75%
 
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Witches of East End
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Based on Melissa de la Cruz's best-selling novel, "Witches of East End" centers on the adventures of Joanna Beauchamp and her two adult daughters Freya and Ingrid -- both of whom unknowingly are their family's next generation of ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, captivating, exciting, feel good
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: witch, supernatural ability, immortality, siblings relations, spell, magic, family relations, supernatural, danger, deadly, family reunited, evil force ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   29%
    User:   78%
 
 7.8
 155K
The 100
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Based on the books by Kass Morgan, this show takes place 100 years in the future, when the Earth has been abandoned due to radioactivity. The last surviving humans live on an ark orbiting the planet — but the ark won't last forever. So the ...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, serious, exciting, apocalyptic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, young heroes, space station, survivor, betrayal, dishonesty, rivalry, against the rules, leadership, crimes, mystery, lost ...
Time: future
Place: usa
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System:   29%
    User:   62%
 
 7.1
 3K
Hidden Palms
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Story: Hidden Palms is an American teen drama television series that ran from May 30 until July 4, 2007, on The CW in the United States. It was canceled after eight first-run episodes. The series, created by Kevin Williamson, portrays the fictional lives ...
Style: stylized, serious, sexy, realistic, tv series pilot
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage life, mystery, youth, starting over, parents and children, family relations, social relations, recovering alcoholic, mysterious death, high society, therapy, gossip and rumors ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   29%
    User:   75%
 
 6.3
 82K
Paper Towns
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs back into his life-dressed like a ninja and summoning him for an ingenious campaign of revenge-he ...
Style: serious, sentimental, emotional, realistic, bad ending ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: friendship, high school, teenager, mystery, male nudity, revenge, school, road trip, teenagers, coming-of-age, coming of age, unlikely friendships ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa, new jersey
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System:   27%
    User:   24%
 
 6.9
 201K
Disturbia
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Kale is a 17-year-old placed under house arrest after punching his teacher. He is confined to his house, and decides to use his free time spying on his neighbors. Things start to get weird when guests enter the Turner's house and don't ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: voyeurism, serial killer, murder, kidnapping, death, teenager, chase, amateur detective, teacher, revenge, high school, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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System:   27%
    User:   27%
 
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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:   26%
    User:   26%
 
 6.2
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O
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Hot young stars, a hip, driving soundtrack, plus a provocative tale of jealousy and betrayal combine to create this controversial modern-day version of Shakespeare's classic, "Othello." O is Odin James (Mekhi Phifer), the ...
Style: clever, serious, suspense, tense, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, betrayal, friendship, basketball, manipulation, violence, tragedy, teenager, friends, shakespeare, drugs/alcohol, boarding school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
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System:   25%
    User:   24%
 
A Nightmare on Elm Street
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The film that brings back horror icon Freddy Krueger as a darker and more sinister character than ever before. While Freddy is on the prowl a group of teenagers being stalked soon learn they all have a common factor making them targets for this ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: slasher, revenge, serial killer, dreams, gory, nightmare comes true, supernatural, murder, nightmare, death, teenage life, torture ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ohio, usa
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System:   25%
    User:   26%
 
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Into every generation a slayer is born: one girl in all the world, a chosen one. She alone will wield the strength and skill to fight the vampires, demons, and the forces of darkness; to stop the spread of their evil and the swell of their number. ...
Style: semi serious, captivating, suspenseful, light, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, high school, chosen one, supernatural ability, vampire slayer, danger, best friends, teenage love, save the world, teenager, double life, teamwork ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century, 19th century ...
Place: california, usa, campus
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System:   24%
    User:   21%
 
 7.1
 315K
Easy A
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Olive, an average high school student, sees her below-the-radar existence turn around overnight once she decides to use the school's gossip grapevine to advance her social standing. Now her classmates are turning against her and the school ...
Style: humorous, funny, feel good, entertaining, light ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, date night, teen drama, teen comedy
Plot: high school, notoriety, virginity, coming of age, adolescence, lie, teenage love, gossip and rumors, teenager, sexuality, friendship, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, 2010s
Place: california, usa, florida
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System:   24%
    User:   28%
 

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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 ...
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System:   23%
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Jawbreaker
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: 3 of Reagan High School's most popular girls pretend to kidnap their friend by shoving a jawbreaker into the victim's mouth to keep her from screaming. Their plan goes awry when the girl swallows the jawbreaker, choking to death. Now the ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, satirical, absurd, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new jersey
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System:   23%
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