Movies and TV shows like The O.C.

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The O.C. (2003)
 7.5
 89K
The O.C. (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
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: touching, witty, serious, realistic, intellectual, sad, queer cinema, teen comedy
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: troubled teen, best friends, classmate, sexual activity, teenage love, social differences, high school life, lifestyle, first love, parents and children, teenage life, social relations, family relations, dating, love triangle, college, lawyer, friends, love and romance, couples, coming of age, youth, rich and poor, teenager, friendship ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa

Most similar movies to The O.C.

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, sentimental, humorous and touching films and TV series with plots about friendship, teenager, youth, high school, teenage life, love and romance and coming of age 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.
 7.7
 79K
One Tree Hill (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: high school life, teenage life, high school, friendship, couple relations, teenage love, girlfriend, friends, basketball, high school sweetheart, family relations, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 7.4
 172K
Gossip Girl (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
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: romantic, witty, talky, stylized, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, teen drama
Plot: high school, popularity, gossip and rumors, teenage love, high school life, friends, youth, love triangle, lifestyle, adolescence, betrayal, school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 6.1
 45K
90210 (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, rich kid, teenage life, family relations, teenager, high school hunk, teen romance, friendship, friends, teenage love, social relations, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: beverly hills, california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
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, romantic, serious, realistic, uplifting ...
Audience: teens, kids, teen drama
Plot: high school, teenage love, teenage life, rich kid, teenager, friendship, first sex, social issues, youth, love and romance, lifestyle, social relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s, 21st century
Place: beverly hills, usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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 8.2
 121K
Gilmore Girls (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
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: feel good, realistic, talky, witty, humorous ...
Audience: teens, family outing, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: small town, mother daughter relationship, small town life, female protagonist, first love, student, single mother, boyfriend, social relations, teenager, lifestyle, looking for love ...
Time: 21st century, 2000s, contemporary
Place: yale university, connecticut, usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 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, realistic, romantic, emotional ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, high school, teenager, friendship, first love, youth, adolescence, teenage love, high school life, shyness, suicide, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, year 1991, 20th century
Place: pittsburgh, pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 6.7
 41K
Dawson's Creek (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, touching, realistic, captivating, light ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, teen drama
Plot: friendship, teenage life, small town, love triangle, coming of age, romance, couples, high school life, couple relations, self discovery, homosexual, teenager ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Spectacular Now (2013)
Genre: 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: sincere, touching, emotional, melancholic, sweet ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, teenager, teenage love, first love, teenage life, youth, high school, couples, romance, family relations, love and romance, classmate ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: new jersey, california, usa, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.8
 12K
Felicity (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Felicity Porter decides to follow her long time crush to college in New York City.
Style: touching, sentimental, talky, realistic, serious
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: college, love triangle, love and romance, college life, looking for love, adulthood, couples, coming of age, adolescence vs adulthood, youth, lifestyle, strong female lead ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 21st century, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Degrassi High (1987)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Degrassi Junior High is a Canadian CBC Television teen drama series that was produced from 1987-1989 as part of the Degrassi series. The show followed the lives of a group of students attending the titular fictional school. Many episodes tackled ...
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, sincere, touching ...
Audience: teens, kids, teen drama
Plot: teenage love, high school life, looking for love, friendship, family relations, friends, youth, teenage life, social relations, love and romance, society, teenager ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.9
 28K
The Fosters (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Stef Foster, a dedicated police officer, and her partner Lena Adams, a school vice principal, have built a close-knit, loving family with Stef's biological son from a previous marriage, Brandon, and their adopted twins, Mariana and Jesus. Their ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, melancholic, touching, sincere ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: lesbian, adoption, foster child, foster home, gays and lesbians, teenage life, lesbian mother, step siblings, troubled teen, lesbian relationship, adolescence, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san diego california, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Carrie Diaries (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
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: exciting, captivating, light, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: high school, teenage girl, high school life, youth, teenage life, first sex, high school hunk, friends, prom, teenage boy, first love, gossip and rumors ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1984
Place: new york, connecticut, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.3
 56K
LOL (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In a world connected by YouTube, iTunes, and Facebook, Lola and her friends navigate the peer pressures of high school romance and friendship while dodging their sometimes overbearing and confused parents. When Lola's mom, Anne, ...
Style: romantic, light, feel good, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, teenage life, love and romance, high school life, youth, mother daughter relationship, best friends, high school, teen romance, happy ending, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, chicago illinois, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 8.2
 83K
Skins (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: Irreverent comedy drama which follows the messy lives, loves, delirious highs and inevitable lows of a group of raucous teenage friends in Bristol.
Style: captivating, cynical, realistic, sexy, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage life, friends, sexual relations, youth, underage drinking, high school, high school life, friendship, party, homosexual, looking for sex, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, 21st century, 2010s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Degrassi: The Next Generation (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The life of a group of adolescents going through the trials and tribulations of teendom at Degrassi Community School.
Style: realistic, sentimental, serious, touching, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, kids, teen drama
Plot: high school, teenager, friendship, teacher, family relations, school, lesbian, life is a bitch, teenage love, teachers and students, lifestyle, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s, 2000s, 21st century
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
My So-Called Life (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: sentimental, sincere, serious, emotional, talky ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, kids, teen drama
Plot: high school, female protagonist, teenager, teenage daughter, first love, teenage girl, high school hunk, gay teenager, coming of age, friendship, teenage crush, adolescence ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
You're the Worst (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Narcissistic, brash, and self-destructive Jimmy thinks all relationships are doomed. Cynical, people-pleasing, and stubborn Gretchen knows that relationships aren't for her. So when they meet at a wedding, it's only natural that the two of ...
Style: sitcom, realistic, light, humorous, erotic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: sexual activity, love hate relationship, couple relations, infidelity, couples, sex, best friends, depression, doubts and hesitations, love and romance, cynic, redheaded woman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Switched at Birth (2011)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, serious, sentimental, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, teen drama
Plot: deaf, sign language, mute or deaf, teenage life, switched at birth, relatives, school, parents and children, best friends, social relations, friends, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, kansas city
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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A Walk to Remember (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When the popular, restless Landon Carter is forced to participate in the school drama production he falls in love with Jamie Sullivan, the daughter of the town's minister. Jamie has a "to-do" list for her life and also a very big ...
Style: romantic, touching, sentimental, sad, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, date night, kids ...
Plot: romance, teenager, opposites attract, terminal illness, love and romance, first love, cancer, true love, teenage love, fall in love, youth, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.3
 7K
Popular (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Brooke McQueen, a popular cheerleader at Jacqueline Kennedy High School, and Sam McPherson, the editor of the school paper, are polar opposites. When their single parents unexpectedly meet and get engaged, Brooke and Sam have to deal with their new ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, witty, emotional, humorous ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids, teen drama
Plot: popularity, high school, cheerleader, peer pressure, high school life, homosexual, step siblings, rise to the top, youth, misfit, leadership, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 21st century, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Life As We Know It (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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: realistic, humorous, semi serious, sexy, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage love, high school, teenage life, teachers and students, infidelity, friends, adolescence vs adulthood, looking for sex, family relations, sexual relations, parents and children, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Freaks and Geeks (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: High school mathlete Lindsay Weir rebels and begins hanging out with a crowd of burnouts (the "freaks"), while her brother Sam Weir navigates a different part of the social universe with his nerdy friends (the "geeks").
Style: humorous, light, semi serious, captivating, funny ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: nerd, friendship, social misfits, teenager, teenage life, weed, socially awkward, high school, social relations, cheerleader, teacher student relationship, coming of age ...
Time: 80s, year 1981, 90s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: detroit, usa, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Georgia Nicolson is fourteen, lives with nosey parents who don't understand her, an annoying three year old sister and has to wear a beret to school. She would, however, rather be blonde, have a smaller nose and a boyfriend. Revolving around ...
Style: feel good, touching, sexy, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: school, teenage life, high school, teenage love, coming of age, parents and children, love and romance, youth, high school life, best friends, friends, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: england, london, europe, new zealand, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 6.8
 4K
Summerland (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Summerland is an American drama television series created by Stephen Tolkin and Lori Loughlin. It is centered on a clothing designer in her 30s, Ava Gregory, raising her niece and nephews after their parents die in a tragic accident. They live in ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, sincere, emotional
Audience: teens
Plot: surfing, family relations, love and romance, siblings relations, teenage life, family problems, life turned upside down, parents and children, childhood, high school, beach, marijuana ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
13%
 5.5
 10K
How to Deal (2003)
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: romantic, sweet, semi serious, feel good, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: high school, teenager, romance, teenage love, wedding, coming of age, youth, love and romance, society, family problems, looking for love, teenage life ...
Time: 80s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.7
 815
SLiDE (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The exploits of five 17-year-olds smashing their way into adulthood.
Style: sincere, captivating, psychological, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, teenager, friendship, teenage love, teenage life, best friends, youth, party, jealousy, high school, geek, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Monarch of the Glen (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Archie MacDonald, a young restaurateur is called back to his childhood home of Glenbogle where he is told he is the new Laird of Glenbogle.
Style: semi serious, realistic, witty, sentimental, humorous ...
Plot: country estate, friendship, love triangle, social differences, fish out of water, love and romance, family problems, couples, family relations, rich and poor, uninhibited rivalry, family life ...
Time: 90s
Place: scotland, scottish highlands, london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 8.1
 168K
That '70s Show (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Crank up the 8-track and flash back to a time when platform shoes and puka shells were all the rage in this hilarious retro-sitcom. For Eric, Kelso, Jackie, Hyde, Donna and Fez, a group of high school teens who spend most of their time hanging out ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, realistic, not serious, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen drama
Plot: friendship, group of friends, teenage love, cannabis, teenager, generation gap, couple relations, parents and children, basement, first love, adolescence vs adulthood, americana ...
Time: 70s, 90s, 20th century
Place: wisconsin, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
11%
 7.3
 91K
Submarine (2010)
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: witty, visually appealing, surreal, talky, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, teenage love, love and romance, virginity, loss of virginity, teenager, school, high school, adolescence, youth, first love, social relations ...
Time: 80s, contemporary, 20th century
Place: wales, england, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.8
 71K
The First Time (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Dave, a high school senior, spends most of his time pining away over a girl he can’t have. Aubrey, a junior with artistic aspirations, has a hot boyfriend who doesn’t quite understand her or seem to care. Although they go to different schools, ...
Style: romantic, sexy, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: high school, teenager, first love, romance, teenage love, first sex, youth, teenage life, virgin, love, love and romance, virginity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%