Movies and TV shows like Pretty Little Liars

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Pretty Little Liars (2010)
 7.5
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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, Romance
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 tense films and TV series with plots about youth, friendship, high school, murder, teenage life, family relations and friends mostly in Drama, Mystery and Romance genres. Some movies like Pretty Little Liars: Gossip Girl (2007), Revenge (2011), Desperate Housewives (2004), Riverdale (2016), Scream: The TV Series (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 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, stylized, talky, 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
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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: serious, captivating, twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: chick flick
Plot: hidden identity, strong female character, undercover, crimes, anti hero, vengeance, righting the wronged, haunted by the past, high society, pretense, family secret, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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System:   91%
    User:   88%
 
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, 2010s, 2000s
Place: usa
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System:   77%
    User:   74%
 
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 7.6
 64K
Riverdale
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: suspenseful, captivating, dramatic, tense, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenager, small town, crimes, friends, friendship, mysterious death, murder, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, high school, family relations, teenage life, parents and children ...
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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, scary, semi serious, realistic
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: serial killer, youth, masked killer, stabbed to death, characters killed one by one, mystery, who done it, murder, high school, telephone call, massacre, small town ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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System:   72%
    User:   73%
 
 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: serious, suspenseful, 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:   70%
    User:   93%
 
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, suspense, tense, exciting ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: slasher, serial killer, murder, mystery, revenge, secret, buried truth, characters killed one by one, who done it, fisherman, catastrophe, runaway ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s, 1990s
Place: north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   65%
    User:   76%
 
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 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: exciting, captivating, entertaining, enigmatic, humorous
Plot: maid, secret, female friendship, secrets, female protagonist, couple relations, deception, betrayal, murder, love, latinx lead, adultery ...
Place: beverly hills
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System:   57%
    User:   82%
 
 7.7
 65K
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:   53%
    User:   69%
 
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
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System:   47%
    User:   78%
 
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: disturbing, romantic, suspenseful, serious, stylized
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, 2000s, 2010s, 19th century ...
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   50%
 
 8.3
 99K
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, gloomy, serious ...
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
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System:   41%
    User:   72%
 
 7.7
 111K
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, atmospheric, suspenseful, semi serious, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: werewolf, supernatural ability, life turned upside down, curses spells and rituals, high school life, teenage love, supernatural power, teen romance, school, evil, friendship between boys, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, japan, france, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   68%
 
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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, captivating
Audience: teen drama, family outing
Plot: parents and children, family life, best friends, high school, teenage life, sign language, friendship, relatives, mother daughter relationship, deaf, mishap, single mother ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   62%
 
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, realistic, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: island, serial killer, gory, murder, mystery, who done it, danger, deadly, haunted by the past, confined, crimes, family relations ...
Place: washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   80%
 
The Private School
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: twists and turns, suspense, captivating, disturbing, suspenseful
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: private school, secret, friendship, adventure, multiple storylines, escapades, twists & turns, fall in love, investigation, youth, rivalry, danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   64%
 
 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, realistic, sexy, tv series pilot
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage life, mystery, youth, starting over, parents and children, family relations, social relations, mysterious death, recovering alcoholic, high society, therapy, gossip and rumors ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   75%
 
 6.1
 39K
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:   31%
    User:   80%
 
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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:   29%
    User:   67%
 
 7.8
 40K
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, realistic, humorous, 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
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System:   28%
    User:   75%
 
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:   27%
    User:   78%
 
 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:   26%
 
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, california, los angeles
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System:   24%
    User:   29%
 
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 5.6
 3K
Kill for Me
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Rent’s a bitch. And that is why, six months after her best friend went missing, Amanda finally gives in to getting another roommate, Hailey. The two college students turn out to have something in common, however: abusive men. For Hailey, it’s ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, twists and turns
Audience: teens
Plot: manipulations, uncover truth, friendship, murder, woman in danger, danger, roommate, dishonesty, haunted by the past, crimes, gain trust, domestic disturbance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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System:   24%
    User:   20%
 
 7.6
 16K
The Bridge
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: A murdered body on a bridge between El Paso and Juarez bring together El Paso detective Sonya Cross and Chihuahua State Police detective Marco Ruiz.
Style: serious, tense, atmospheric, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, police detective, police investigation, corruption, mystery, mind game, murder, deadly, partners, riddles and clues, drug cartel, marital problem ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   24%
    User:   26%
 
 5.6
 1K
Death Clique
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Inspired by true events, a friendship rivalry between three high school girls escalates into a shocking act of violence, and soon one of them is dead. Now the dead girl's mom is determined to find her missing child... and get justice for her ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, manipulations, drugs/alcohol, high school, teenage life, crimes, rivalry, dishonesty, best friends, youth, friendship, jealousy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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System:   22%
    User:   22%
 
 6.3
 84K
Paper Towns
Genre: Comedy, 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, realistic, emotional, 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   22%
    User:   20%
 
 8.2
 81K
Bates Motel
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: serious, atmospheric, psychological, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: overbearing mother, motel, mother son relationship, murder, crimes, dysfunctional family, incestuous desire, family problems, small town, serial killer, teenage life, mad ...
Time: 20th century
Place: usa, oregon
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System:   22%
    User:   23%
 

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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, serious, suspenseful, exciting, apocalyptic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, space station, young heroes, survivor, betrayal, dishonesty, rivalry, against the rules, leadership, crimes, lost, mystery ...
Time: future
Place: usa
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System:   22%
    User:   57%
 
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The Deep End
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: With her husband Jack perpetually away at work, Margaret Hall raises her children virtually alone. Her teenage son is testing the waters of the adult world, and early one morning she wakes to find the dead body of his gay lover on the beach of their ...
Style: suspense, tense, suspenseful, stylized, serious ...
Plot: murder, gay, crime, neo noir, death, violence, parents and children, redemption, police investigation, twists & turns, family drama, secrets ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   21%
    User:   21%
 
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