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Summerland (2004)
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Summerland (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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 Summerland, California with three of Ava's friends who also help raise the kids. Summerland premiered on June 1, 2004 on the defunct television network The WB. The series ran for a total of 26 episodes over two seasons. Its cancellation was announced on May 15, 2005 and the last episode aired on July 18, 2005. A soundtrack was released on March 19, 2005 and the show has been syndicated in many countries. Entertainment One announced The Complete series on DVD.
Style: serious, emotional, sincere, realistic, touching
Audience: teens
Plot: beach, surfing, teenager, marijuana, friendship, siblings relations, death of parent, teenage life, life turned upside down, coming of age, love and romance, partners, youth, family relations, friends, parents and children, teenage love, fashion, fall in love, fish out of water, hopes, misfit, family problems, disorder, designer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sincere films and TV series with plots about family relations, youth, teenage life, love and romance, lifestyle, parents and children and friends mostly in Drama, Family and Romance genres. Some movies like Summerland: Beyond the Break (2006), Venice the Series (2009), Finding Carter (2014), Local Boys (2002), Recovery Road (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Beyond the Break (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Beyond the Break is an American drama series set in Hawaii, that debuted on The N in June 2006.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, sexy, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: surfing, sport, athlete and trainer, teenage life, beach, teenager, ocean or sea, lifestyle, love and romance, youth, best friends, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: hawaii, usa
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95%
Venice the Series (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 65 min.
Story: Venice: The Series is a web series co-produced by and starring American actress Crystal Chappell, and is inspired in part by the "Otalia" storyline on the daytime drama Guiding Light. The series has been broadcast since 2009, and is ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: lesbian, gays and lesbians, gender, love and romance, urban, family relations, parents and children, siblings relations, family life, designer, lifestyle, crystal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
Finding Carter (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: A teenager finds out she was abducted as a toddler and returns to her biological family.
Style: touching, serious, emotional, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: kidnapping, parents and children, teenage life, life turned upside down, starting over, introspection, dysfunctional family, self discovery, coming of age, crimes, youth, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Local Boys (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: On Skeet’s twelfth birthday his older brother Randy buys him his first surfboard. Suddenly his summer turns to the endless search for the perfect wave, wild times and beach parties and eventually, finding his own daring adventures when Randy’s ...
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic
Plot: surfing, gang, best friends, romance, single parent, young lovers, friendship, parents and children, siblings relations, teenage love, adolescence vs adulthood, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Recovery Road (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Maddie is a teenage girl dealing with addiction who has a reputation as a party girl who doesn’t think she has a problem, until she’s confronted one day by her school guidance counselor and is forced to choose between expulsion and rehab. Maddie ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sincere, sentimental
Audience: teen drama, teens
Plot: high school life, addiction, youth, best friends, alcohol, hopes, rehabilitation, recovery, teenage life, life is a bitch, drug abuse, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Brothers & Sisters (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Brothers & Sisters is an American television drama series that centers on the Walker family and their lives in Pasadena, California. The series premiered on ABC on September 24, 2006, and aired its final episode on May 8, 2011. It aired, for its ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, emotional, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family business, mistress, lawyer, widow widower, parents and children, siblings relations, death of father, family drama, family life, couples, family relations, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, pasadena california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Resurrection Blvd. (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Santiagos are a proud East Los Angeles Latino family whose hopes and dreams are rooted in the world of professional boxing.
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, emotional, rough
Plot: athlete's life, parents and children, boxing, mexican american, sport, family drama, siblings relations, urban, family life, hopes, family relations, immigrants ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
John from Cincinnati (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Story: In Imperial Beach, California, the Yosts—a dysfunctional family of surfers—intersect with two new arrivals to the community: a dim-but-wealthy surfing enthusiast and man spurned by the Yosts years ago.
Style: serious, feel good, realistic, atmospheric, offbeat
Plot: surfing, dysfunctional family, single parent, family business, family life, store, family relations, mysterious character, redemption, friendship, celebrity culture, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, beverly hills, usa, san diego california, cincinnati ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Lincoln Heights (2006)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Lincoln Heights is an American family drama television series about Eddie Sutton, a Mission Vista police officer who moves his family back to his old neighborhood, Lincoln Heights, to start a new life and to help out his old neighborhood. It is a ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: black family, parents and children, teenager, family life, couples, urban, family relations, social relations, siblings relations, city life, homecoming, workplace situations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, 2000s, 21st century
Place: beverly hills, usa, campus, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Love Is the Drug (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Jonah Brand (John Patrick Amedori) isn't necessarily the type of guy who would interest ultra-hot Sara Weller (Lizzy Caplan). But when she and her friends find out he works at a pharmacy, they charm him into their circle and gain his trust with ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy
Audience: teens
Plot: love triangle, juvenile delinquency, teenage love, drug abuse, high school life, high school, teenage life, suburbs, kids in trouble, love and romance, youth, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Hollywood Heights (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Loren (Brittany Underwood) a smart, shy and independent high school senior who has ambitions of being a songwriter, secretly sends her song lyrics to her celebrity crush, rock superstar Eddie Duran (Cody Longo). Loren's wildest dreams come true ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, serious, touching, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: cinderella story, teenage life, ambition, family, artists and showbiz, hopes, romance, friends, best friends, musician's life, single parent, desire for fame ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Fifteen and Pregnant (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on a true story, 15 year old Tina Spangler discovers she is pregnant. Her choices are abortion, adoption, or a lonely, exhausting life as a single parent. Abandoned by her boyfriend, she turns to her mother. Tina discovers although it has torn ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, touching, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, pregnancy, adolescence vs adulthood, family in crisis, teenager, adoption, boyfriend, single, parent, teenage life, youth, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Queen Sugar (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The series follows the life of two sisters, Nova Bordelon and Charley Bordelon, who, with her teenage son Micah moves to the heart of Louisiana to claim an inheritance from her recently departed father - an 800-acre sugarcane farm.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere, sentimental
Plot: family drama, sugarcane, farm, life turned upside down, family relations, society, parents and children, power relations, social relations, single parent, interracial relations, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Alex of Venice (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: After her stay-at-home husband leaves her, a workaholic lawyer finds that she is not completely up to the tasks of caring for her young son, ailing father and household all by herself.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching
Plot: drugs/alcohol, single parent, starting over, eccentric family, life turned upside down, hopes, family problems, self discovery, parents and children, siblings relations, family in crisis, relationship vs career ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Fat Boy Chronicles (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: The Fat Boy Chronicles is a motion picture about Jimmy Winterpock, an obese high-school student who deals with bullying and trying to lose weight. The film is inspired by a true story and was released in 2010 as a major motion picture.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: social misfits, high school, coming of age, follow your dream, human spirit, teenage love, teenage life, hopes, misfit, society, youth, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Tiger Eyes (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After Davey's father is killed in a hold-up, she and her mother and younger brother visit relatives in New Mexico. Here Davey is befriended by a young man who helps her find the strength to carry on and conquer her fears.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, emotional, touching
Plot: dealing with death, death in the family, youth, family relations, friendship, parents and children, teenage life, family problems, friends, drinking problem, native american, death of father ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.5
 11K
Everwood (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: After the death of his wife, world-class neurosurgeon Dr. Andrew Brown leaves Manhattan and moves his family to the small town of Everwood, Colorado. There he becomes a small-town doctor and learns parenting on the fly as he raises his talented but ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, sentimental
Plot: small town, doctor, starting over, parents and children, single father, small town life, teenage life, coming of age, family life, hopes, youth, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 5.2
 438
Toe to Toe (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Out on the lacrosse pitch, wealthy but troubled Jesse and poor but driven Tosha form an easy and deep bond, but their relationship is threatened once they enter the hallways of an elite prep school they attend in Washington, D.C. There, they must ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, self discovery, friendship, high school, interracial relations, social differences, high school life, teenage life, society, youth, friends, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.2
 248
America Brown (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A coming-of-age drama that centers on a young quarterback from West Texas, a priest in New York, and the two women in their lives.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching, uplifting
Plot: coming of age, high school, athlete's life, sport, sport team, ambition, hopes, small town, youth, clergy, prodigy, on the run ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Single Father (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Dave is facing the seemingly impossible job of bringing up four kids alone after the sudden death of his wife. And things get even more complicated when he falls in love with his wife's best friend, Sarah. Single Father asks how soon is too ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, emotional
Plot: single parent, family relations, single father, fall in love, parents and children, death in the family, love and romance, family problems, overcoming, photographer, untimely death, loss of spouse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.3
 254
Gigantic (2010)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: A half-hour dramedy that takes a fictional look at the glitzy, chaotic and often hilarious life of being a Hollywood "it" kid. Set in the world of the Hollywood elite packed with A-list parties and privilege, it tells a coming-of-age story ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, offbeat, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hollywood, coming of age, parents and children, family, siblings relations, celebrity culture, teenage life, youth, family relations, disorder, artists and showbiz, starlet ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.8
 1K
Crash (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Crash is an American television drama series that tells the story of how the lives of how several very diverse Southern Californians intersect.
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, touching, sincere
Plot: racism, interracial relations, city life, based on movie, social decay, hopes, urban, life is a bitch, society, unfulfillment, couples, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Vicious Circle (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Story: Shot on digital , HD and 8 mm. Filmed through both sides of North America. 'Vicious Circle' pushes the limits of what can be accomplished on a bike. Featuring the first ever 65 foot 'Double Road Gap' , some of the gnarliest ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic
Plot: destructive relationship, fall in love, false accusation, youth, teenage life, love and romance, society, family relations, lifestyle, teenager, teenage boy, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.2
 4K
Little Birds (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Lily and Alison face a life-changing event after they leave their Salton Sea home and follow the boys they meet back to Los Angeles.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sincere, captivating
Plot: friends, friendship, runaway, best friends, drugs/alcohol, sex, lesson, adventure, adolescence vs adulthood, small town, teenage life, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Another Perfect Stranger (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Ten years have passed. Nikki's daughter Sarah, now 19 and heading West for college, is at her own spiritual crossroads. To make matters worse, her mother has recently revealed that, nearly a decade ago, she was the dinner guest of the Almighty ...
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Plot: teenage life, college, religions or cults, youth, mysterious character, friendship, parents and children, family relations, friends, religion, airport, female protagonist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Party of Five (1994)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Following his parents' tragic death, 24-year-old Charlie Salinger is back at home – and in over his head – as his siblings' legal guardian. Together, Charlie, 16-year-old Bailey, 15-year-old Julia and 11-year-old Claudia share the ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, gloomy
Audience: teens
Plot: orphan, siblings relations, coming of age, sibling relationship, child care, death of parent, family life, youth, family problems, family relations, dealing with death, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.1
 144
Class of '96 (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Class of '96 is an American drama series that aired on Fox from January to May 1993. The series was created by John Romano and filmed mostly at the University of Toronto.
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, emotional
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: college life, university, friendship, student life, college, youth, friends, social relations, best friends, buddies, follow your dream, teachers and students ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new england, usa, campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Young Americans (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Young Americans is an American television drama created by Steven Antin. The show debuted on July 12, 2000 on The WB network as a summer replacement for, and spin-off from, another Columbia TriStar Television production, Dawson's Creek. The ...
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: boarding school, coming of age, boarding school life, school, student life, youth, friends, buddies, fall in love, teenage love, gender bending, teenage life ...
Time: 90s
Place: maryland, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.2
 108
One Bad Choice (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Story: How one bad decision can change where your life goes.
Style: twists and turns, emotional, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: life turned upside down, teenager, juvenile delinquent, unlikely criminals, reenactment, redemption, haunted by the past, crimes, hopes
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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