Movies and TV shows like The O.C.

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The O.C. (2003)
 7.5
 75K
The O.C. (2003)
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: witty, touching, serious, realistic, intellectual
Audience: teen drama, teens
Plot: troubled teen, jealousy, teenage love, classmates, first sex, dating, best friends, social differences, family relations, first love, lifestyle, parents and children, social relations, love triangle, lawyer, wealth, college, teenage girl, friendship, husband wife relationship, divorce, unhappy, secret, teenage life, youth ...
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, humorous, semi serious and touching films and TV series with plots about youth, teenage life, friendship, love and romance, high school, friends and teenager mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like The O.C.: One Tree Hill (2003), Gilmore Girls (2000), Gossip Girl (2007), Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990), 90210 (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 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, serious ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage life, high school, couple relations, high school life, friendship, rivalry, teenage love, athlete's life, basketball, step siblings, ambitious, team ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 86K
Gilmore Girls (2000)
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: feel good, talky, witty, realistic, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, family outing
Plot: small town, mother daughter relationship, best friends, family, small town life, female protagonist, looking for love, teenager, boyfriend, career, lifestyle, verbal byplay ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: connecticut, usa, new england, yale university
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama, date night
Plot: popularity, youth, gossip and rumors, teenage love, friends, betrayal, school, love triangle, high school, lifestyle, party, high school life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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, uplifting
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage love, teenage life, friendship, youth, college life, social relations, love and romance, first sex, up and down relationship, lifestyle, high school, rich kid ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s, 21st century, 2000s
Place: beverly hills, usa, california, campus, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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 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, 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, 2010s, 2000s
Place: beverly hills, california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Spectacular Now (2013)
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: sincere, touching, semi serious, melancholic, sweet ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, coming of age, teenage life, love and romance, youth, couples, drinking problem, classmates, teenager, self discovery, high school, first love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 31K
Dawson's Creek (1998)
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: realistic, emotional, captivating, touching, serious
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama, date night
Plot: friendship, love triangle, small town, coming of age, romance, teenage life, high school life, self discovery, couple relations, couples, introspection, first sex ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 1990s ...
Place: massachusetts, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Degrassi High (1987)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 30 min.
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: sincere, serious, realistic, gloomy, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, friendship, junior high school, teenager, high school life, coming of age, looking for love, high school, adolescence vs adulthood, teenage life, society, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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My So-Called Life (1994)
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, talky, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage girl, first love, coming of age, teenager, high school, teenage daughter, homosexual, adolescence, high school hunk, best friends, cult, high school life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: pennsylvania, 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: semi serious, humorous, captivating, light, exciting ...
Audience: teens, teen drama, girls' night
Plot: high school life, high school, first love, teenage life, first sex, youth, gossip and rumors, romance, social relations, best friends, boyfriend, prom ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1984
Place: new york, usa, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, ironic, not serious
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: high school, teenage life, teenage love, loser, friends, classmates, self esteem, high school life, popularity, student, youth, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Boys Over Flowers (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 70 min.
Story: A working class girl winds up at an exclusive prep school. Unassuming high school girl Jan Di stands up to -- and eventually falls for -- a spoiled rich kid who belongs to the school's most powerfu clique.
Style: touching, sentimental, romantic, social realism, sincere ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama, date night
Plot: opposites attract, teenage love, cinderella story, high school life, teenage life, friendship, romance, social differences, fall in love, social relations, family disapproval, class differences ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.8
 9K
Felicity (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Felicity Porter decides to follow her long time crush to college in New York City.
Style: serious, sentimental, talky, touching, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: college, looking for love, romance, love triangle, young adult, adolescence vs adulthood, college life, coming of age, love and romance, youth, couples, twentysomething life ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 2K
Rebelde Way (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Music, Romance
Country: Argentina
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Rebelde Way is a Martín Fierro Award—nominated Argentine soap opera created and produced by Cris Morena. It originally aired from 26 May 2002 to 18 December 2003. The series was broadcast in many countries worldwide, including Peru, Germany, ...
Style: humorous, entertaining, romantic, feel good, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: high school life, teenage love, boarding school life, love and romance, friendship, teachers and students, teenage life, boarding school, music band, social relations, music, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
You're the Worst (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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: humorous, realistic, situational comedy, light, bad taste humour ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: sitcom, love and romance, couples, best friends, couple relations, love hate relationship, self destructing, antisocial behavior, sexual activity, englishman abroad, self involved, roommate ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: touching, humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, best friends, high school life, school, couples, teenage life, coming of age, wooing, parents and children, love and romance, high school, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: england, europe, new zealand, london, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.7
 74K
Flipped (2010)
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, sentimental, feel good, exciting, sweet ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, kids
Plot: teenage love, love and romance, school, fall in love, first love, teenage life, neighbor, childhood sweetheart, adolescence, high school life, youth, teenage boy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1960s, 1950s, year 1963 ...
Place: usa, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, parents and children, family life, sign language, best friends, friendship, mute or deaf, relatives, family, deaf, family relations, student ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Movie in collections
 7.1
 326K
Easy A (2010)
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: feel good, humorous, witty, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, date night, teen drama, chick flick
Plot: high school, teenage life, coming of age, teenage love, notoriety, adolescence, parents and children, friends, love and romance, high school life, youth, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 80s
Place: california, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.9
 62K
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: sincere, realistic, humorous, touching, sexy ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, first sex, teenage life, love and romance, youth, high school, first love, fall in love, romance, friendship, teenagers, opposites attract ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 4.4
 51K
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: feel good, humorous, light, romantic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, teenage love, teenage life, best friends, high school life, youth, friends, coming of age, high school, friendship, happy ending, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Life As We Know It (2004)
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: humorous, semi serious, sexual, realistic
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage love, high school, teachers and students, teenage life, infidelity, masturbation, looking for sex, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, love and romance, youth, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.4
 537
Windfall (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Windfall is a serial drama television series about a group of people in an unnamed small city who win almost $400,000,000 in a lottvery.
Style: touching, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: lottery, couple relations, suburbs, life turned upside down, couples, family relations, single parent, love triangle, parents and children, rich and poor, teenage life, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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The Wonder Years (1988)
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: touching, sentimental, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: childhood, friends, family, childhood sweetheart, generation gap, friendship, junior high school, high school, best friend, sitcom, teenager, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.3
 79K
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: semi serious, witty, talky, melancholic, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: teenage love, coming of age, love and romance, bullying, adolescence, virginity, parents and children, school, crumbling marriage, deadpan, infidelity, first love ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 80s
Place: wales, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.6
 23K
Greek (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Casey Cartwright is poised to become the most powerful girl in the Greek system. Rusty, her little brother, is new on campus and he's the geek. But he sees Cyprus-Rhodes University as an opportunity to create a whole new identity.
Style: humorous, sentimental, witty, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: student life, student, college, sorority, fraternity, college life, siblings relations, misfit, youth, social relations, ex couple relations, dating ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 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: humorous, realistic, not serious, disturbing, light
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: lgbt, high school life, lesbian, best friends, popularity, gossip and rumors, high school hunk, friends, teenage life, youth, high school, jealousy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.7
 9K
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: semi serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, feel good ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: high school, teenage love, teen angst, romance, friendship, drugs/alcohol, coming of age, teenage life, suburbs, pregnancy, love and romance, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Billy & Billie (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Billy & Billie centers on two young adults as they fall in love. They face the usual barrage of attention from their friends and family, and the normal anxieties that come at the start of a new relationship-all further complicated by the fact ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, captivating
Plot: forbidden love, romance, love and romance, step siblings, eccentric family, fall in love, society, couples, family problems, family relations, stepbrother stepsister relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon (1988)
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: humorous, semi serious, sentimental, realistic, touching ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids
Plot: high school, best friends, coming of age, school, friendship, buddies, college, young lovers, romance, self discovery, suburbs, looking for sex ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1962, 80s
Place: hawaii, usa, chicago illinois, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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