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, high school, blackmail, haunted by the past, threat, best friends, disappearance, youth, gossip and rumors, family, friends, high school life, teenage life, teacher, small town, adolescence, funeral, leader, mysterious character, popularity, bodies, social relations, murder, parent child relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, usa

Most similar movies to Pretty Little Liars

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and captivating films and TV series with plots about youth, teenage life, high school, social relations, friendship, friends and family relations mostly in Drama, Mystery and Romance genres. Some movies like Pretty Little Liars: Gossip Girl (2007), The Lying Game (2011), Twisted (2013), Revenge (2011), Riverdale (2016). 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, realistic, talky, stylized, humorous ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, teen drama
Plot: betrayal, popularity, youth, gossip and rumors, teenage love, friends, love triangle, school, high school, party, lifestyle, high school life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: twins, twin sister, amateur detective, lifestyle, youth, crimes, impersonating, missing person, murder, deadly, teenage life, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ 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, best friends, teenage life, homecoming, small town, protagonist as suspect, parents and children, supportive friend, mystery, classmates, who done it, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 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, serious, twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: chick flick
Plot: vengeance, high society, undercover, hidden identity, haunted by the past, pretense, crimes, secret, family secret, young people, scheme, deception ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.4
 81K
Riverdale (2016)
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, tense, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: small town, high school, friendship, investigation, teenage life, friends, youth, murder, love and romance, parents and children, family relations, crimes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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: small town, buried truth, curses spells and rituals, mysterious place, teenage life, suburbs, deadly, social relations, danger, lookalikes, bodies, mysterious character ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 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: suspenseful, touching, humorous, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: werewolf, supernatural ability, teenage love, teenage life, high school, school, life turned upside down, supernatural, high school life, team, friends, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, mexico, california, japan, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, small town, danger, massacre, high school, murder, psychopath, who done it, characters killed one by one, obsession ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Movie in collections
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: serious, captivating, mysterious, enigmatic, twists and turns
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: witch, supernatural, small town, teenage life, high school, curses spells and rituals, teenage love, classmates, supernatural ability, youth, small town life, imaginary ...
Time: 2010s
Place: washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 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, high school, couple relations, friendship, high school life, rivalry, teenage love, basketball, athlete's life, ambitious, rivals, team ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ 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: sentimental, realistic, romantic, captivating, serious
Audience: teen drama, teens
Plot: high school, friendship, teenage love, high school life, friends, teenage life, parents and children, siblings relations, family relations, social relations, youth, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: beverly hills, california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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, twists and turns, dark humor ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: housewife, secret, suburban life, couple relations, family relations, infidelity, investigation, neighbor, social relations, friendship, love and romance, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, suspenseful, twists and turns, disturbing, suspense
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: youth, adventure, friendship, investigation, boarding school, danger, rivalry, secret, family problems, private school, school, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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: serious, suspenseful, tense, scary, realistic ...
Plot: island, serial killer, murder, sheriff, haunted by the past, danger, loss of family member, fear, threat, killing off one by one, victim, suspicion ...
Place: washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 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: serious, stylized, sexy, realistic, tv series pilot
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: family relations, mystery, youth, therapy, social relations, gossip and rumors, parents and children, step parent, newcomer, starting over, teenage life, mysterious death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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, serious, stylized, romantic, disturbing
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, love triangle, supernatural, immortality, werewolf, teenage life, dangerous attraction, love and romance, youth, high school, small town, small town life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1860s, 19th century, 2010s ...
Place: virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 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, maid, female friendship, couple relations, murder, female protagonist, love, deception, latinx lead, secrets, betrayal, adultery ...
Place: beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 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, classmates, self esteem, high school life, student, popularity, gossip and rumors, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
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, serious, tense, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: vengeance, youth, crime gone awry, high school life, law enforcement, mystery, crimes, drugs/alcohol, friends, frame up, social relations, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, revenge, secret, small town, fisherman, mystery, buried truth, urban legend, psychopath, who done it ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 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, thought provoking, emotional, psychological, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: suicide, high school, teenage girl, loss of friend, guilt, human relationship, depression, loss of daughter, suicidal, loss, parent child relationship, loss of loved one ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: teenage life, mute or deaf, family life, parents and children, sign language, best friends, friendship, relatives, student, family, family relations, deaf ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 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
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: vampire, teenage love, love triangle, high school, high school life, supernatural, love and romance, best friends, good versus evil, friendship, friends, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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, serious, twists and turns, tense, realistic
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: small town, investigation, youth, crimes, life is a bitch, computers and web, mystery, small town life, social relations, witch, teenage life, sexual abuse
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ 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, immortality, supernatural romance, magical, rivalry, secret, love and romance, siblings relations, dangerous attraction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 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, melancholic, tense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mistress, infidelity, extramarital affair, love affair, best friends, family relations, couple relations, cheating, single parent, casual sex, lifestyle, relationship problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, light, exciting ...
Audience: teens, teen drama, girls' night
Plot: high school life, first love, first sex, youth, gossip and rumors, high school, high school hunk, teenage life, boyfriend, prom, teenage girl, single parent ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1984
Place: new york, connecticut, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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: small town, murder, family problems, obsession, motel, dysfunctional family, incestuous desire, mad, serial killer, overbearing mother, mental disorder, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 2010s
Place: oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.5
 11K
16 Wishes (2010)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story about Abby Jensen, a girl who's been eager to reach her 16th birthday and has kept a secret wish list since she was a little girl. When the Big Day actually arrives, utter disaster strikes, leaving Abby to think her birthday is ...
Style: humorous, feel good, sentimental, light, semi serious
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: wish come true, teenage life, high school life, magic, youth, family, high school, teenage girl, 16 year old, social relations, imaginary, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 48K
Wayward Pines (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Imagine the perfect American town... beautiful homes, manicured lawns, children playing safely in the streets. Now imagine never being able to leave. You have no communication with the outside world. You think you're going insane. You must be ...
Style: tense, mind bending, serious, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: small town, investigation, confined, danger, society, youth, beast, secret service agent, apocalypse, adaptation, isolation, transformation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, idaho
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%