Movies and TV shows like The O.C.

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The O.C.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: The series centers on Ryan Atwood, a troubled youth from a broken home who is adopted by the wealthy and philanthropic Sandy and Kirsten Cohen. Ryan and his surrogate brother Seth, a socially awkward yet quick-witted teenager, deal with life as outsiders in the high-class world of Newport Beach. Ryan and Seth spend much time navigating their relationships with girl-next-door Marissa Cooper, Seth's childhood crush Summer Roberts, and the fast-talking loner Taylor Townsend. Story lines deal with the culture clash between the idealistic Cohen family and the shallow, materialistic, and closed-minded community in which they reside. The series includes elements of postmodernism, and functions as a mixture of melodrama and comedy.
Style: serious, witty, touching, realistic, intellectual
Audience: teen drama, teens
Plot: best friends, family relations, first love, lifestyle, love triangle, social differences, teenage love, troubled teen, parents and children, dating, classmates, husband wife relationship, social relations, jealousy, first sex, unhappy, secret, wealth, teenage girl, college, friendship, romance, suburbs, teenage life, youth ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
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Gilmore Girls
Comedy, Drama
USA
44 min.
 8.1
My So-Called Life
Comedy, Drama, Romance
USA
60 min.
 8.4
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and touching films and TV series with plots about coming of age, love and romance, youth, teenage life, friendship, family relations and high school mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like The O.C.: One Tree Hill (2003), Gossip Girl (2007), 90210 (2008), Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990), Gilmore Girls (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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
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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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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
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: beverly hills, california, usa, los angeles
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    User:   100%
 
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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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 8.1
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Gilmore Girls
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Set in the charming town of Stars Hollow, Connecticut, the series follows the captivating lives of Lorelai and Rory Gilmore, a mother/daughter pair who have a relationship most people only dream of.
Style: witty, talky, realistic, feel good, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, family outing
Plot: mother daughter relationship, best friends, small town, verbal byplay, family, female protagonist, single mother, teenager, looking for love, thirtysomething life, private school, love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: connecticut, usa, yale university, new england
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 6.6
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Dawson's Creek
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Dawson's Creek is an American teen drama television series created by Kevin Williamson which debuted on January 20, 1998, on The WB and was produced by Sony Pictures Television. Filmed in Wilmington, North Carolina, at EUE/Screen Gems studios ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, captivating, touching
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Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century, 1990s ...
Place: massachusetts, usa, boston
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Damsels in Distress
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A trio of beautiful girls set out to revolutionize life at a grungy American university: the dynamic leader Violet Wister, principled Rose and sexy Heather. They welcome transfer student Lily into their group which seeks to help severely depressed ...
Style: humorous, stylized, talky, witty, clever ...
Plot: college, best friends, verbal byplay, depression, dialogue driven, looking for love, dialogue, deadpan, college life, suicide, social relations, eccentricity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, campus, tokyo, new england
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System:   44%
    User:   44%
 
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My So-Called Life
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The life of a 15 year-old high school student, whose angst-ridden journey through adolescence, friendship, parents, and life teaches her what it means to grow up.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, talky, sincere ...
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    User:   38%
 
 7.6
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Awkward.
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: not serious, humorous, realistic, light, ironic
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: high school, teenage love, teenage life, loser, falling in love, love triangle, friends, teenager, classmates, self esteem, jealousy, aspiring writer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   51%
 
My Mad Fat Diary
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 47 min.
Story: Set in 1996 in Lincolnshire, the show tells the tragic and humorous story of a very troubled young girl Rae, who has just left a psychiatric hospital, where she has spent four months after attempting suicide, begins to reconnect with her best friend ...
Style: tragicomedy, sincere, serious, touching, realistic ...
Audience: teen drama, girls' night, teens
Plot: best friends, drugs/alcohol, rock, social misfits, introspection, group of friends, body image, teenage love, friendship, physical appearance, teenager, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1996
Place: england, northern england
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System:   43%
    User:   49%
 
The Spectacular Now
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A hard-partying high school senior's philosophy on life changes when he meets the not-so-typical "nice girl."
Style: realistic, touching, serious, melancholic, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, romance, teenager, high school, drinking, geek, teacher, friendship, school, storytelling, drugs/alcohol, opposites attract ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: usa, california, new jersey
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    User:   100%
 
 5.7
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How to Deal
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Mandy Moore stars as Halley, a young hip high school student who's convinced true love doesn't exist based on the crazy relationships around her. Her mother is divorcing her father who is dating a younger woman Halley can't stand. Her ...
Style: semi serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, romantic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, date night, girls' night
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Adam
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Adam, a lonely man with Asperger's Syndrome, develops a relationship with his upstairs neighbor, Beth.
Style: touching, realistic, sentimental, semi serious, sincere ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: romance, mental illness, autism, loneliness, social misfits, relationships, love story, disability, life & death, unlikely couple, asperger's syndrome, mentor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, new jersey, california, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city ...
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System:   41%
    User:   43%
 
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 7.3
 77K
Stuck in Love
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An acclaimed writer, his ex-wife, and their teenaged children come to terms with the complexities of love in all its forms over the course of one tumultuous year.
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous, romantic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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    User:   42%
 
 5.9
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Tru Loved
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Recently relocated from San Francisco to conservative suburbia by her lesbian mothers, Tru struggles like all teens to fit in and find love, but her quest is complicated by sexual politics, closed minds, and closeted friends as she seeks to ...
Style: clever, semi serious, realistic, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: gays and lesbians, moral dilemma, romance, high school, coming out, high school life, suburbs, teenage life, gender, love and romance, youth, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   41%
 
The Secret Life of the American Teenager
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: serious, emotional, realistic, sincere, touching
Audience: girls' night, teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, pregnancy, coming of age, rock, romance, parents and children, high school life, suburbs, teenage life, teenage pregnancy, youth, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
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System:   41%
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In the Land of Women
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: After a bad breakup with his girlfriend leaves him heartbroken, Carter Webb moves to Michigan to take care of his ailing grandmother. Once there, he gets mixed up in the lives of the mother and daughters who live across the street.
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, talky, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: cancer, romance, infidelity, friendship, love, teenager, mother daughter relationship, relationships, friends, death, hospital, mentor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, new jersey, los angeles, michigan
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System:   40%
    User:   35%
 
Skipped Parts
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A woman and her son must leave a small South Carolina town because of her wild behavior.
Style: humorous, semi serious, sexual, witty, realistic ...
Plot: small town, coming of age, sex, pregnancy, abortion, parents and children, adolescence, friendship, cheerleading, death, virginity, coming-of-age ...
Time: 90s, 1960s, year 1963
Place: wyoming, missouri
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System:   40%
    User:   32%
 
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 7.3
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Submarine
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: 15-year-old deep-thinking Welsh schoolboy, Oliver Tate struggles to initiate and maintain a relationship with Jordana, his devilish, dark-haired classmate at their Swansea high school. As his parents' marriage begins to fall apart, similar ...
Style: surreal, stylized, witty, offbeat, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: coming of age, bullying, adolescence, virginity, depression, friendship, teenager, school, teenage love, rock, coming-of-age, teenagers ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, wales
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System:   39%
    User:   45%
 
A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A recent high school graduate is faced with two options, either go to a business school where his father wants him to go to, or get a full time job. However he decides to defy his father and go to Hawaii. Trouble is he has no money. Along the way he ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids
Plot: coming of age, high school, school, friendship, best friends, teenager, poetry, sex, buddies, college, coming-of-age, young lovers ...
Time: 60s, 80s, 1960s, year 1962
Place: hawaii, usa, new jersey, chicago illinois
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    User:   33%
 
 7.1
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Easy A
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Olive, an average high school student, sees her below-the-radar existence turn around overnight once she decides to use the school's gossip grapevine to advance her social standing. Now her classmates are turning against her and the school ...
Style: humorous, funny, feel good, entertaining, light ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, date night, teen drama, teen comedy
Plot: high school, notoriety, virginity, coming of age, adolescence, lie, teenage love, gossip and rumors, teenager, sexuality, friendship, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, 2010s
Place: california, usa, florida
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System:   39%
    User:   37%
 
Say Anything...
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A budding romance between noble underachiever Lloyd Dobler and high school valedictorian Diane Court is threatened when Diane's overly possessive, disapproving father interferes with their relationship. With a prized scholarship to study abroad ...
Style: realistic, witty, touching, semi serious, romantic ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick, teen comedy
Plot: romance, high school, coming of age, teenager, love, friendship, unlikely couple, relationships, love story, opposites attract, teenagers, dialogue ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, seattle, usa, california, seattle washington
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System:   38%
    User:   36%
 
 7.7
 72K
Flipped
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Juli meets Bryce in the second grade, she knows it's true love. After spending six years trying to convince Bryce the same, she's ready to give up - until he starts to reconsider.
Style: touching, realistic, sentimental, semi serious, sweet ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, kids
Plot: coming of age, romance, school, adolescence, childhood, teenager, teenage love, neighbor, love, coming-of-age, love story, relationships ...
Time: contemporary, 1960s, 21st century, 1950s, year 1957 ...
Place: michigan, usa
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System:   38%
    User:   34%
 
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The Wonder Years
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: The Wonder Years is an American television comedy-drama created by Neal Marlens and Carol Black. It ran on ABC from 1988 through 1993. The pilot aired on January 31, 1988, following ABC's coverage of Super Bowl XXII. The show achieved a spot ...
Style: semi serious, sentimental, realistic, humorous, touching ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: family, friendship, friends, childhood, childhood sweetheart, suburbs, parents and children, siblings relations, junior high school, suburban life, coming of age, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: usa
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System:   38%
    User:   37%
 
 7.3
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Election
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A high school teacher's personal life becomes complicated as he works with students during the school elections.
Style: clever, cynical, witty, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: high school, teacher, politics, morality, infidelity, lesbian, adultery, teenager, coming of age, corruption, school, election ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: nebraska, usa, new york, california, manhattan new york city ...
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System:   38%
    User:   38%
 
Life As We Know It
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: See life through the eyes of Dino, Ben, and Jonathan -- three teens experiencing the joys and pains of growing up. Although different in many ways, these guys have one main thing in common -- women. Together, their attitudes about women are ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, sexual, realistic
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, looking for sex, parents and children, teachers and students, teenage love, suburbs, adolescence vs adulthood, suburban life, high school life, teenage life, coming of age, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary
Place: seattle, usa
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System:   38%
    User:   39%
 
Friends with Kids
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In the wake of their friends' marriages and eventual offspring, longtime pals Julie and Jason decide to have a child together without becoming a couple. By becoming "time-share" parents, they reason, they can experience the joys of ...
Style: realistic, talky, clever, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: date night, kids, chick flick, teens
Plot: friendship, romance, divorce, couple relations, relationships, pregnancy, unlikely friendships, parenthood, marriage, thirtysomething life, love, drinking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, california, new jersey, vermont
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System:   38%
    User:   34%
 
While You Were Sleeping
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A love story built on a misunderstanding. A transit worker pulls commuter Peter off the tracks after he's mugged. But while he's in a coma, his family mistakenly thinks she's Peter's fiancée, and she doesn't correct them. ...
Style: sentimental, romantic, sweet, light, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: love triangle, mistaken identity, romance, coma, loneliness, secret admirer, love, destiny, memory loss, fall in love, dishonesty, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois
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System:   38%
    User:   42%
 

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Picture This
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Four young people navigate the suburban wonderland of metro-Detroit looking for love and adventure on the last weekend of summer.
Style: talky, sentimental, serious, realistic, touching ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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System:   37%
    User:   37%
 
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