Movies and TV shows like Pretty Little Liars

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Pretty Little Liars (2010)
 7.5
 137K
Pretty Little Liars (2010)
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: suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, realistic
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama, family outing
Plot: secret, friendship, blackmail, high school, best friends, threat, youth, haunted by the past, disappearance, family, gossip and rumors, murder, leader, high school life, teenage life, funeral, friends, adolescence, parent child relationship, small town, popularity, mysterious character, teacher, kidnapping, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, usa

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Most similar movies to Pretty Little Liars

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and captivating films and TV series with plots about youth, teenage life, high school, social relations, friendship, friends and teenager mostly in Drama, Mystery and Romance genres. Some movies like Pretty Little Liars: Gossip Girl (2007), Revenge (2011), Riverdale (2017), Twisted (2013), The Lying Game (2011). 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, romantic, talky, stylized, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama, date night
Plot: teenage love, betrayal, popularity, friends, love triangle, party, gossip and rumors, high school, youth, school, love and romance, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 107K
Revenge (2011)
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: captivating, twists and turns, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: chick flick
Plot: high society, hidden identity, vengeance, undercover, haunted by the past, pretense, secret, family secret, scheme, rivalry, deception, millionaire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 93K
Riverdale (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
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: captivating, biting, suspenseful, tense, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, small town, teenage life, friendship, friends, love triangle, murder, youth, investigation, parents and children, crimes, danger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 9K
Twisted (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A one-hour mystery full of twists and turns that follows Danny Desai, a charismatic 16-year-old with a troubled past who returns to his hometown after spending five years in juvenile detention. Immediately branded an outcast, Danny attempts to ...
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, realistic
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: social misfits, teenage life, best friends, homecoming, small town, protagonist as suspect, parents and children, who done it, hopes, antisocial behavior, crimes, classmates ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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 7.4
 17K
The Lying Game (2011)
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, realistic, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: twins, investigation, murder, lifestyle, teenage life, youth, twin sister, amateur detective, female protagonist, teenager, deadly, impersonating ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arizona, usa, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.6
 8K
Ravenswood (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Ravenswood is a spin-off of Pretty Little Liars set in Ravenswood, a town near Rosewood. The town has been suffering from a curse for generations. Five strangers suddenly feel connected by this fatal curse and feel the need to dig in the town's ...
Style: twists and turns, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: curses spells and rituals, buried truth, mysterious place, small town, teenage life, deadly, suburbs, group of strangers, mystery, danger, lookalikes, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 7.7
 114K
Teen Wolf (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, 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, suspenseful, humorous, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: werewolf, supernatural ability, high school, teenage love, teenage life, supernatural, life turned upside down, school, supernatural power, high school life, team, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, mexico, california, japan, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Scream: The TV Series (2015)
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: suspenseful, scary, twists and turns, realistic, semi serious
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: serial killer, teenage life, youth, massacre, danger, small town, characters killed one by one, high school, murder, psychopath, who done it, obsession ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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 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, realistic ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage life, couple relations, high school, friendship, high school life, rivalry, teenage love, basketball, athlete's life, ambitious, rivals, team ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Desperate Housewives (2004)
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: witty, humorous, sexual, sexy, dark humor ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: housewife, secret, suburban life, couple relations, neighbor, family relations, social relations, infidelity, friendship, investigation, lifestyle, family secret ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.8
 20K
Devious Maids (2013)
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: captivating, humorous, exciting, enigmatic, entertaining
Plot: secret, female friendship, maid, female protagonist, couple relations, murder, love, deception, latinx lead, secrets, betrayal, adultery ...
Place: beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, friends, teenage love, high school life, teenage life, siblings relations, parents and children, family relations, social relations, youth, teachers and students ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: beverly hills, california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The Secret Circle (2011)
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: mysterious, enigmatic, twists and turns, captivating, serious
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: supernatural, witch, teenage life, small town, curses spells and rituals, teenage love, high school, supernatural ability, classmates, small town life, high school life, youth ...
Time: 2010s
Place: washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
The Private School (2011)
Genre: Mystery
Country: Russia
Duration: 48 min.
Story: in this TV series there is a school and in that school have been many secrets, students from this school find out that a teacher has gone missing so they start to look for him this then leads into a long journey which gets into a difficult situation ...
Style: captivating, twists and turns, disturbing, suspenseful, suspense
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: youth, friendship, adventure, secret, danger, investigation, private school, school, rivalry, fall in love, escapades, boarding school ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Harper's Island (2009)
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: tense, serious, suspenseful, scary, atmospheric ...
Plot: island, serial killer, gory, murder, haunted by the past, danger, friends, fear, sheriff, plan gone awry, family relations, killing off one by one ...
Place: washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
The Vampire Diaries (2009)
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: suspenseful, romantic, serious, stylized, disturbing
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, love triangle, supernatural, high school, dangerous attraction, youth, immortality, werewolf, vampire human love, teenage life, small town, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 19th century, 2000s ...
Place: virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.1
 3K
Hidden Palms (2007)
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: realistic, sexy, serious, stylized, tv series pilot
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: social relations, family relations, youth, therapy, parents and children, mystery, newcomer, step parent, starting over, teenage life, mysterious death, recovering alcoholic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
The Carrie Diaries (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
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: humorous, semi serious, captivating, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: first love, high school life, youth, teenage girl, first sex, high school hunk, gossip and rumors, boyfriend, high school, prom, friendship between girls, teenage life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1984
Place: new york, usa, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
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: scary, suspenseful, suspense, tense, intense ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: slasher, serial killer, murder, secret, fisherman, mystery, buried truth, revenge, urban legend, psychopath, who done it, small town ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 8.1
 197K
13 Reasons Why (2017)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: After a teenage girl's perplexing suicide, a classmate receives a series of tapes that unravel the mystery of her tragic choice.
Style: serious, emotional, psychological, thought provoking, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: suicide, high school, loss of friend, guilt, suicidal, teenage girl, human relationship, depression, loss of daughter, classmate classmate relationship, death of daughter, loss ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 8.2
 85K
Bates Motel (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: A "contemporary prequel" to the 1960 film Psycho, depicting the life of Norman Bates and his mother Norma prior to the events portrayed in Hitchcock's film, albeit in a different fictional town and in a modern setting. The series ...
Style: tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, psychological ...
Plot: incestuous desire, small town, serial killer, obsession, murder, family problems, mental disorder, overbearing mother, motel, crimes, dysfunctional family, insanity ...
Time: 20th century, 2010s
Place: oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 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: serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, captivating
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: vampire, teenage love, love triangle, supernatural, high school life, youth, good versus evil, supernatural romance, friendship, high school, love and romance, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Accused at 17 (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A teenager is accused of murdering a classmate and claims that she was framed by her best friend. Her mother must try to find the truth.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: teens
Plot: rivalry, friendship, prank, frame up, social relations, friends, crime gone awry, youth, best friends, vengeance, high school life, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Switched at Birth (2011)
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: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic, captivating
Audience: teen drama, family outing
Plot: sign language, teenage life, parents and children, family life, mute or deaf, best friends, relatives, friendship, deaf, student, family relations, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
 7.6
 41K
Awkward. (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: An irreverent look at the conflict, chaos and humor that defines teenage life through the eyes of 15-year-old Jenna Hamilton whose life begins to change when a simple accident becomes an epic misunderstanding and is blown way out of proportion. ...
Style: humorous, realistic, light, not serious, ironic
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: high school, teenage life, teenage love, loser, friends, self esteem, classmates, high school life, student, adolescence, popularity, social climbing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
16%
The Sisterhood of Night (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When a teenage girl says she's the victim of a secret network called The Sisterhood of Night, a quiet suburban town becomes the backdrop for a modern-day Salem witch trial.
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, tense, realistic
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: small town, investigation, small town life, youth, social relations, mystery, life is a bitch, computers and web, crimes, witch, teenage life, sexual abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 8.3
 104K
The Originals (2013)
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, exciting, captivating, stylized, gloomy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: vampire, witch, werewolf, supernatural, magical, supernatural romance, immortality, rivalry, secret, dangerous attraction, siblings relations, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 8.4
 60K
Veronica Mars (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: The series is set in the fictional town of Neptune, California, and stars Kristen Bell as the title character, a student who progresses from high school to college while moonlighting as a private investigator under the tutelage of her detective ...
Style: touching, clever, witty, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: amateur detective, student, private detective, investigation, danger, teenage life, parents and children, sheriff, friendship, spy, teacher, ex couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: california, usa, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.6
 61K
Unfriended (2014)
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: suspense, scary, suspenseful, psychological, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vengeance, ghost, internet, violence, teenager, death, high school life, youth, skype, one night, dead teenager, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.0
 12K
Zoey 101 (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Zoey 101 is an American television series which originally aired on Nickelodeon from January 9, 2005 until May 2, 2008. It focuses on the lives of teenager Zoey Brooks and her friends as they attend Pacific Coast Academy, a fictional boarding school ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, entertaining
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: boarding school life, battle of the sexes, boarding school, teenage life, teenage love, best friends, youth, teachers and students, friendship, male female relationship, power relations, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%