Movies and TV shows like Pretty Little Liars

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Pretty Little Liars (2010)
 7.4
 148K
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: friendship, blackmail, threat, best friends, high school, popularity, friends, youth, haunted by the past, high school life, disappearance, gossip and rumors, funeral, mysterious character, adolescence, teenage life, murder, leader, secret, parent child relationship, small town, family, teacher, social relations, lesbian ...
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 teenage life, youth, high school, social relations, friendship, friends and family relations mostly in Drama, Romance and Mystery genres. Some movies like Pretty Little Liars: Gossip Girl (2007), Ravenswood (2013), Revenge (2011), The Lying Game (2011), Twisted (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.4
 147K
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, talky, stylized, serious, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, teen drama, date night
Plot: teenage love, high school, popularity, youth, love triangle, lifestyle, betrayal, love and romance, friends, gossip and rumors, party, best friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.5
 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, suspenseful, realistic, enigmatic
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: mysterious place, buried truth, curses spells and rituals, teenage life, small town, mysterious character, mystery, deadly, danger, curse, suburbs, imaginary ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 110K
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, undercover, strong female character, vengeance, hidden identity, pretense, haunted by the past, millionaire, scheme, righting the wronged, crimes, young people ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 7.3
 18K
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: teenage life, youth, murder, investigation, lifestyle, twin sister, amateur detective, impersonating, crimes, missing person, foster child, twins ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: arizona, usa, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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 7.3
 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, serious, enigmatic, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: social misfits, teenage life, homecoming, protagonist as suspect, best friends, parents and children, starting over, mystery, haunted by the past, deadly, murder, gain trust ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 107K
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: tense, biting, suspenseful, captivating, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, youth, friends, small town, friendship, murder, love triangle, crimes, teenage life, family relations, investigation, danger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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, twists and turns, scary, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: serial killer, characters killed one by one, youth, danger, murder, high school, teenage life, massacre, who done it, mystery, small town, psychopath ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 41K
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, family relations, friendship, teenage love, teenage life, friends, social relations, siblings relations, parents and children, youth, teachers and students, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: beverly hills, california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: romantic, suspenseful, stylized, serious, disturbing
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, supernatural, love triangle, werewolf, vampire human love, high school, dangerous attraction, immortality, teen romance, supernatural power, youth, supernatural romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s, 19th century ...
Place: virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.6
 121K
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: suspenseful, touching, serious, atmospheric, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: werewolf, supernatural ability, supernatural, supernatural power, high school, teenage love, teenage life, youth, life turned upside down, high school life, school, transformation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, usa, california, japan, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.6
 69K
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, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage life, high school, couple relations, high school life, friendship, basketball, step siblings, rivalry, teenage love, athlete's life, suburbs, favoritism among siblings ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, witchcraft, teenage life, teenage love, high school, curses spells and rituals, supernatural power, youth, small town, supernatural ability, classmate ...
Time: 2010s
Place: washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.8
 21K
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, exciting, enigmatic, entertaining, humorous
Plot: maid, female friendship, secrets, couple relations, murder, female protagonist, secret, deception, latinx lead, love, betrayal, adultery ...
Place: beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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, dark humor, stylized, cynical, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: housewife, family relations, female friendship, suburban life, neighbor, social relations, couple relations, infidelity, investigation, friendship, lifestyle, love affair ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 8.3
 66K
Veronica Mars (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
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, witty, clever, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: amateur detective, private detective, investigation, student, youth, danger, teenage life, parents and children, private investigator, sheriff, friendship, spy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: california, usa, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
House of Anubis (2011)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 15 min.
Story: House of Anubis is a jointly Nickelodeon British, American, and Belgian mystery television series based on the Dutch-Belgian television series Het Huis Anubis aired in the Netherlands and Belgium. The series was created by Hans Bourlon and Gert ...
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, humorous, light
Audience: teens, pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: boarding school life, boarding school, young heroes, friends, school, disappearance, youth, investigation, teenage life, riddles and clues, popularity, high school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.9
 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, serious, sexy, captivating, stylized ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: social relations, starting over, mystery, parents and children, teenage life, therapy, youth, love, gossip and rumors, family relations, step parent, upscale ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: scary, tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: island, serial killer, danger, haunted by the past, gory, murder, friends, wedding, fear, serial murder, sheriff, family relations ...
Place: washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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 8.2
 111K
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: stylized, tense, exciting, captivating, gloomy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: vampire, werewolf, supernatural, witch, immortality, supernatural romance, magical, dangerous attraction, rivalry, family relations, love and romance, power struggle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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, girls' night
Plot: slasher, serial killer, murder, teenager, secret, fisherman, mystery, buried truth, revenge, urban legend, psychopath, who done it ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, best friends, teenage life, parents and children, mute or deaf, family life, relatives, friendship, family relations, deaf, friends, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.5
 42K
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: realistic, humorous, light, not serious, ironic ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: high school, teenage life, teenage love, loser, adolescence, high school life, youth, classmate, self esteem, friends, popularity, classmates ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.2
 123
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: atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, captivating
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: vampire, love triangle, supernatural, teenage love, good versus evil, friendship, high school life, supernatural romance, imaginary, youth, high school, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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: captivating, exciting, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: high school life, gossip and rumors, youth, high school, high school hunk, teenage girl, teenage life, first sex, boyfriend, prom, first love, teenage boy ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1984
Place: new york, connecticut, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.1
 12K
Mistresses (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Meet Savi, a successful career woman working toward the next phase in her life -- both professional and personal -- simultaneously bucking for partner at her law firm while she and her husband, Harry, try to start a family of their own. Savi's ...
Style: serious, realistic, sexy, tense, melancholic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mistress, infidelity, best friends, love affair, couple relations, family relations, lifestyle, casual sex, relationship problems, extramarital affair, female friendship, female protagonist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense
Audience: teens
Plot: disorder, law enforcement, police investigation, prank, friendship, mystery, vengeance, murder, deadly, dishonesty, youth, crime gone awry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.4
 13K
Faking It (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 21 min.
Story: A romantic comedy about two best friends who love each other -- in slightly different ways. After numerous failed attempts to become popular, the girls are mistakenly outed as lesbians, which launches them to instant celebrity status. Seduced by ...
Style: realistic, humorous, not serious, disturbing, light
Audience: teen comedy, teens
Plot: lesbian, high school life, lgbt, lesbian relationship, best friends, popularity, youth, teenage life, friends, female friendship, high school, high school hunk ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Secret Life of the American Teenager (2008)
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, realistic, touching, suspenseful ...
Audience: teen drama, girls' night, teens
Plot: high school, family relations, teenage pregnancy, teenage life, parents and children, youth, coming of age, friendship, suburbs, teenager, introspection, father daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 93K
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: atmospheric, tense, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: incestuous desire, motel, mental disorder, family problems, serial killer, mother son relationship, murder, obsession, overbearing mother, small town, insanity, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 20th century, 2010s
Place: oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.3
 17K
Star-Crossed (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: When Emery was 6 years old, an alien spacecraft crash-landed in her small town. Whether they came in peace or with more sinister intentions didn't matter: a fierce battle erupted as humans fought for control over their new rivals, an alien ...
Style: touching, serious, sentimental
Audience: teens
Plot: benign alien, forbidden love, supernatural romance, teenage life, teenage love, high school life, popularity, fall in love, alien encounter, newcomer, love and romance, unlikely couple ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%