Movies and TV shows like The O.C.

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The O.C. (2003)
 7.5
 83K
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
Audience: teen drama, teens
Plot: troubled teen, first love, best friends, family relations, teenage love, classmate, social differences, dating, lifestyle, teenage life, parents and children, social relations, lawyer, friends, love and romance, high school life, couples, coming of age, friendship, college, youth, rich and poor, sexual activity, love triangle, jealousy ...
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 youth, friendship, teenage life, love and romance, family relations, friends 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), Gilmore Girls (2000), Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.7
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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: teen drama, teens
Plot: high school life, teenage life, step siblings, couple relations, family relations, friendship, basketball, friends, teenage love, high school, girlfriend, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa
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91%
 7.4
 158K
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: witty, romantic, talky, stylized, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, teen drama, date night
Plot: teenage love, high school, popularity, youth, love and romance, love triangle, lifestyle, betrayal, gossip and rumors, friends, adolescence, best friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 6.1
 43K
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: teen drama, teens
Plot: high school, family relations, friendship, teenage love, teenage life, friends, social relations, siblings relations, parents and children, power relations, teachers and students, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: beverly hills, california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 8.1
 105K
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, talky, realistic, witty, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night
Plot: small town, mother daughter relationship, female protagonist, single mother, boyfriend, small town life, best friends, first love, student, social relations, looking for love, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: connecticut, usa, yale university, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
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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, serious, realistic, romantic, uplifting
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage love, high school, friendship, teenage life, family relations, youth, rich kid, social issues, college life, lifestyle, love and romance, social relations ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, 20th century, 2000s, 21st century
Place: beverly hills, usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 6.6
 38K
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: realistic, touching, emotional, captivating, serious
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: friendship, small town, coming of age, love triangle, teenage life, high school life, couple relations, self discovery, couples, romance, lifestyle, introspection ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 1990s ...
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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, serious, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenager, coming of age, teenage love, teenagers, teenage life, youth, coming-of-age, first love, family relations, first sex, couples, drinking problem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa, philadelphia, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: sentimental, touching, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, high school life, friendship, looking for love, family relations, teenager, teenage life, friends, youth, social relations, love and romance, society ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s, 90s
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, touching, serious, tense ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, friendship, school, teacher, family relations, teenager, life is a bitch, teachers and students, teenage love, racism, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, 2010s, 21st century
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Carrie Diaries (2013)
Genre: Comedy, 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, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: high school, youth, gossip and rumors, teenage girl, teenage life, high school hunk, first sex, boyfriend, high school life, friends, prom, teenage boy ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1984
Place: new york, connecticut, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, serious, talky ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, teenage love, teenage life, high school, friendship, adolescence, first love, high school life, suicide, teenager, teenagers, hopes ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, 20th century ...
Place: pittsburgh, pennsylvania, usa
⇓ 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, realistic, captivating
Audience: family outing, teen drama
Plot: sign language, mute or deaf, best friends, teenage life, family relations, deaf, friendship, social relations, relatives, friends, family life, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, kansas city
⇓ 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, semi serious, retro, captivating, light ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: weed, nerd, teenage life, high school, friendship, social misfits, social relations, teacher, slacker, cheerleader, suburbs, socially awkward ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980, year 1981
Place: detroit, usa, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 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, sincere, emotional, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: surfing, loss of parent, death of parent, family relations, love and romance, siblings relations, teenage life, beach, parents and children, family problems, life turned upside down, marijuana ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: sincere, sentimental, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, teen drama
Plot: first love, high school hunk, high school, coming of age, family relations, teenage girl, teenage daughter, adolescence, teen romance, shyness, gay teenager, teenage crush ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.4
 54K
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: light, romantic, feel good, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: teenage love, teenage life, mother daughter relationship, best friends, love and romance, youth, high school life, teen romance, happy ending, friends, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, high school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, chicago illinois, france
⇓ 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: humorous, realistic, semi serious, melancholic, light ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage love, high school, teenage life, masturbation, teachers and students, infidelity, adolescence vs adulthood, looking for sex, family relations, love and romance, parents and children, young lovers ...
Time: contemporary
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 77K
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, realistic, cynical, semi serious, sexual ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage life, sexual relations, drugs/alcohol, friends, homosexual, youth, party, looking for sex, underage drinking, friendship, siblings relations, high school life ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, 21st century, 2010s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
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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: realistic, sitcom, humorous, light, situational comedy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: sexual activity, love hate relationship, couple relations, best friends, infidelity, doubts and hesitations, love and romance, couples, depression, cynic, self destructing, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ 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, feel good, humorous, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage life, teenage love, coming of age, school, love and romance, youth, family relations, best friends, parents and children, friends, high school life, high school ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: england, europe, new zealand, london, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.8
 11K
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: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious, talky
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: college, love triangle, love and romance, adulthood, couples, college life, looking for love, coming of age, romance, youth, lifestyle, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.6
 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: feel good, sentimental, semi serious, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: high school, teenage love, teenager, romance, love and romance, youth, fall in love, looking for love, friendship, society, family problems, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.2
 553
Windfall (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: realistic, touching, serious, captivating
Plot: lottery, marital problem, single parent, disorder, family relations, couple relations, couples, teenage life, youth, love and romance, family problems, life turned upside down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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 6.7
 8K
The Party (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Le Boum is the story of a 13-year-old French girl dealing with moving to a new city and school in Paris, while at the same time her parents are getting a divorce.
Style: sentimental, semi serious, humorous, touching, emotional ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: fall in love, teenage love, couple relations, infidelity, puberty, crumbling marriage, love and romance, family problems, teenage life, parents and children, family relations, friends ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: france, paris france, normandy, tokyo, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.5
 8K
The Heirs (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: Heirs follows a group of privileged, elite high school students as they are groomed to take over their families' business empires. These wealthy students seem to have everything under control–except their love lives. Kim Tan is heir to the ...
Style: semi serious, intense, humorous, romantic, emotional ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: high school, love and romance, rich and poor, rich man poor woman, teenage love, family business, romance, teenage life, youth, social differences, love triangle, high school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.3
 6K
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: witty, humorous, emotional, semi serious, realistic
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama, teen comedy
Plot: popularity, peer pressure, high school life, high school, cheerleader, homosexual, step siblings, leadership, misfit, rise to the top, lifestyle, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 21st century, 1990s, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Monarch of the Glen (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 50 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: witty, sentimental, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: country estate, friendship, love triangle, love and romance, fish out of water, social differences, uninhibited rivalry, parents and children, family relations, family problems, couples, working class ...
Time: 90s
Place: scottish highlands, scotland, europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.8
 773
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, humorous, psychological, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenager, friendship, coming of age, teenage love, teenage life, best friends, youth, jealousy, party, love and romance, crush, shallowness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.5
 2K
Rebelde Way (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Argentina
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, entertaining, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: high school life, friends, teenage love, friendship, teenage life, boarding school, boarding school life, teachers and students, love and romance, youth, music band, music ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.3
 87K
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, surreal, semi serious, talky, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: coming of age, virginity, love and romance, loss of virginity, teenage love, social relations, adolescence, bullying, high school life, first sex, parents and children, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 80s, contemporary, 20th century
Place: wales, england, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%