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, serious, twists and turns, realistic
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama, family outing
Plot: secret, high school, friendship, best friends, haunted by the past, youth, blackmail, disappearance, threat, family, gossip and rumors, high school life, teenage life, friends, small town, popularity, teacher, mysterious character, leader, adolescence, funeral, social relations, bodies, kidnapping, murder ...
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 serious, realistic, suspenseful and tense films and TV series with plots about youth, teenage life, high school, social relations, friends, friendship and teenager 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.
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 7.4
 133K
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, humorous, talky, stylized ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama, date night
Plot: popularity, teenage love, youth, love triangle, school, gossip and rumors, friends, betrayal, lifestyle, high school, high school life, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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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: amateur detective, twins, twin sister, teenager, foster child, high school, investigation, crimes, deadly, youth, missing person, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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, serious, twists and turns, realistic
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: protagonist as suspect, small town, social misfits, teenage life, best friends, parents and children, homecoming, mystery, troubled teen, murder suspect, murder, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 7.9
 105K
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: hidden identity, high society, haunted by the past, vengeance, pretense, crimes, young people, family secret, secret, undercover, millionaire, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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 7.5
 73K
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, suspenseful, biting, tense, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: small town, high school, friendship, teenage life, investigation, friends, youth, love and romance, parents and children, crimes, family relations, murder ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 7.7
 65K
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, serious ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, teenage life, couple relations, high school life, friendship, rivalry, basketball, teenage love, athlete's life, sibling relationship, love triangle, suburbs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, semi serious, realistic
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: serial killer, teenage life, youth, small town, danger, massacre, high school, psychopath, murder, obsession, mystery, who done it ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 7.7
 111K
Teen Wolf (2011)
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, suspenseful, humorous, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: werewolf, supernatural ability, teenage love, school, teenage life, supernatural, high school, life turned upside down, high school life, curses spells and rituals, youth, team ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, japan, france, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, witch, small town, high school, supernatural ability, teenage life, curses spells and rituals, teenage love, youth, small town life, classmates, high school life ...
Time: 2010s
Place: washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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, dark humor, cynical ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: housewife, suburban life, secret, couple relations, neighbor, family relations, investigation, infidelity, social relations, lifestyle, friendship, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.1
 39K
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, serious, realistic
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, friendship, teachers and students, high school life, love, teenage life, youth, friends, social relations, parents and children, siblings relations, teenage love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: beverly hills, california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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, danger, haunted by the past, sheriff, friends, killing off one by one, loss of family member, threat, suspicion, fear ...
Place: washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 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: realistic, suspenseful, twists and turns
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: curses spells and rituals, teenage life, small town, buried truth, mysterious place, mystery, curse, danger, suburbs, imaginary, social relations, mysterious character ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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, disturbing, suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: youth, friendship, adventure, fall in love, investigation, rivalry, danger, family problems, secret, boarding school, school, high school ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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, disturbing, romantic
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, love triangle, supernatural, dangerous attraction, immortality, teenage life, youth, love and romance, high school, small town, werewolf, small town life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 19th century, 1860s, 2000s ...
Place: virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 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: humorous, exciting, captivating, enigmatic, entertaining
Plot: maid, secret, couple relations, latinx lead, female protagonist, female friendship, secrets, betrayal, deception, murder, love, adultery ...
Place: beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 7.6
 40K
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, not serious, realistic, light, ironic
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: high school, teenage life, teenage love, loser, friends, high school life, classmates, self esteem, jealousy, social awkwardness, youth, social misfits ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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: stylized, serious, realistic, sexy, tv series pilot
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage life, mystery, mysterious death, recovering alcoholic, youth, starting over, parents and children, family relations, social relations, high society, therapy, gossip and rumors ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, drugs/alcohol, teenage life, mystery, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, rivalry, youth, friends, best friends, crime gone awry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: sentimental, touching, serious, captivating, realistic
Audience: teen drama, family outing
Plot: teenage life, parents and children, family life, mute or deaf, best friends, friendship, relatives, family, family relations, high school, sign language, deaf ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)
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: scary, suspenseful, suspense, tense, intense ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: slasher, small town, serial killer, murder, revenge, secret, fisherman, mystery, psychopath, who done it, buried truth, urban legend ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 7.3
 113
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, high school, supernatural, love triangle, high school life, love and romance, youth, friends, best friends, friendship, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 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: thought provoking, serious, emotional, psychological, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: suicide, loss of friend, depression, high school, human relationship, loss, loss of daughter, guilt, loss of loved one, teenage girl, family relations, audio cassette ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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 6.0
 4K
Triple Dog (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: On the night of a sleepover, a group of teenage girls venture out in a competitive game of challenging dares. As the antics escalate, and the dares become more extreme, the girls unravel the truth behind a former student's rumored suicide.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, suspense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: uncover truth, teenage life, youth, friends, buried truth, high school, friendship, best friends, dare, sleepover, life is a bitch, truth or dare ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 8.3
 99K
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, gloomy, stylized ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: vampire, witch, supernatural, werewolf, immortality, love and romance, magical, supernatural romance, family relations, rivalry, secret, dangerous attraction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 5.6
 58K
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, suspenseful, scary, psychological, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, high school life, youth, internet, vengeance, violence, teenager, death, skype, one night, bullying, computers and web ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: small town, mystery, teenage life, computers and web, witch, crimes, youth, social relations, investigation, sexual abuse, small town life, life is a bitch
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
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 ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, teenage love, teenage life, high school life, friendship, first love, friends, high school, social misfits, shyness, youth, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 21st century, 20th century, 1990s ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990)
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: sentimental, serious, realistic, romantic
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage love, teenage life, friendship, youth, high school, siblings relations, college life, social relations, love and romance, first sex, up and down relationship, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 1990s, 90s, 2000s, 21st century
Place: beverly hills, usa, campus, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.4
 12K
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: humorous, not serious, realistic
Audience: teen comedy, teens
Plot: high school life, lesbian, lgbt, high school, best friends, popularity, high school hunk, gossip and rumors, jealousy, student, teenage angst, lesbian relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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