Movies and TV shows like Summerland

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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: touching, serious, sincere, emotional, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, love and romance, loss of parent, siblings relations, surfing, beach, family relations, parents and children, family problems, life turned upside down, death of parent, marijuana, teenager, teenage love, fashion, youth, friendship, friends, misfit, designer, partners, accident, ex couple relations, fall in love, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa

Most similar movies to Summerland

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and emotional films and TV series with plots about family relations, parents and children, youth, teenage life, love and romance, coming of age and friends mostly in Drama, Family and Romance genres. Some movies like Summerland: Finding Carter (2014), Venice the Series (2009), Brothers & Sisters (2006), Beyond the Break (2006), Face (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, emotional, tense, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: life turned upside down, parents and children, kidnapping, teenage life, self discovery, starting over, uncover truth, crimes, family secret, missing child, family problems, family life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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: emotional, sincere, serious, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: lesbian, urban, lifestyle, gender, designer, family relations, siblings relations, gays and lesbians, family life, love and romance, parents and children, gay ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
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: touching, serious, emotional, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family business, mistress, parents and children, siblings relations, family relations, love and romance, couple relations, jealousy, family life, parenthood, family drama, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, pasadena california
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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: realistic, sexy, touching, exciting, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: surfing, sport, friends, ocean or sea, teenage love, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, overcoming, getting along, rise to the top, love and romance, sport team ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: hawaii, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Face (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Genie, a Chinese-American teenager, develops feelings for a charming African-American DJ, but her grandmother forbids their romance forcing Genie to choose between family and love.
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: teenage life, parents and children, family relations, immigrants, friends, opposites attract, culture clash, single parent, youth, family life, love and romance, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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: emotional, serious, sincere, realistic, sentimental
Audience: teen drama, teens
Plot: high school life, addiction, youth, best friends, hopes, alcohol, life is a bitch, rehabilitation, drug abuse, teenage life, recovery, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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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: touching, sentimental, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: small town, doctor, family problems, parents and children, social relations, family life, fall in love, youth, single father, small town life, death in the family, workaholic ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.5
 3K
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, touching, realistic, sincere, sentimental
Plot: farm, sugarcane, family drama, power relations, life turned upside down, family relations, parents and children, social relations, single parent, society, interracial relations, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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East Los High (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 26 min.
Story: East Los High is not your typical high school. Dance, sex, romance, and mystery are at the heart of this inner city school in East LA where two teenage cousins—Jessie, a 16-year-old virgin and Maya, a troubled runaway with a violent past —fall ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching
Audience: teens
Plot: urban, high school life, youth, love and romance, teenage life, dishonesty, social relations, friends, high school, coming of age, vengeance, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 821
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, realistic, sentimental
Plot: gang, surfing, romance, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, rivalry, friendship, coming of age, best friends, youth, single parent, friends ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: emotional, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: tragic event, loss of loved one, love and romance, family relations, parents and children, widow widower, overcoming, loss of spouse, photographer, single parent, untimely death, loss of parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: realistic, serious, emotional, sincere, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: pregnancy, high school, social misfits, family in crisis, family relations, hopes, life is a bitch, parents and children, kids in trouble, adolescence vs adulthood, love and romance, friends ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.4
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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, sincere, emotional, realistic, touching
Plot: friends, teenage life, family problems, death in the family, youth, friendship, parents and children, family relations, dealing with death, death of father, grieving, native american ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, first sex, love and romance, up and down relationship, lifestyle, high school, teenager ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s, 2000s, 21st century
Place: beverly hills, usa, california, campus, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: realistic, sincere, serious, touching
Plot: family problems, family relations, life turned upside down, parents and children, siblings relations, disorder, family life, eccentric family, ambition, self discovery, breakup, single parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: touching, realistic, serious, sentimental, gloomy
Audience: teens
Plot: orphan, family relations, siblings relations, death of parent, dealing with death, love and romance, adolescence vs adulthood, family life, coming of age, child care, sibling relationship, family conflict ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: emotional, serious, realistic, sentimental, rough
Plot: lifestyle, parents and children, hopes, athlete's life, siblings relations, family relations, society, misfit, urban, coming of age, human spirit, family life ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Strong Medicine (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The lives of staff in the womens' health clinic of a fictitious hospital in Philadelphia.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, emotional
Audience: girls' night
Plot: hospital, clinic, workplace situations, feminism, workplace, lifesaver, lifestyle, doctors and patients, family relations, boss and employee, gender, social differences ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, philadelphia, medical school
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Like Dandelion Dust (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A compelling drama that explores the different meanings of being a parent through the gritty, realistic lives of a struggling family, and a privileged family. Their lives intersect, intertwine and collide, all for the love of a little boy. This film ...
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, serious, captivating ...
Plot: adoption, parents and children, family relations, starting over, social worker, custody, family life, hopes, family problems, rivalry, small town, legal action ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: touching, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: black family, african american, new job, housewife, marital problem, urban, lifestyle, homecoming, workplace, social relations, ordinary person, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: realistic, serious, semi serious, sentimental, touching
Audience: teens
Plot: cinderella story, talented, best friends, singer, audition, student, musician's life, ambitious, fall in love, teenage life, friends, star ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: realistic, touching, serious, emotional, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, hopes, follow your dream, love and romance, win over, social misfits, youth, coming of age, human spirit, social relations, teenage love, high school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: realistic, emotional, serious, gloomy
Audience: teens
Plot: love triangle, unfulfilled love, kids in trouble, youth, drug dealing, drug abuse, misfit, lifestyle, high school life, high school, family relations, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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: sentimental, touching, realistic, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: college, friendship, teenage life, youth, religions or cults, friends, family relations, parents and children, mysterious character, stranger, discussion, religion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 8.0
 33K
The Affair (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Affair explores the emotional effects of an extramarital relationship between Noah Solloway and Alison Lockhart after the two meet in the resort town of Montauk in Long Island. Noah is a New York City schoolteacher with one novel published (book ...
Style: psychological, serious, emotional, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: infidelity, crumbling marriage, love affair, adultery, life turned upside down, strong sexual content, couple relations, parents and children, haunted by the past, family problems, love and romance, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.2
 442
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: sincere, serious, emotional, thought provoking, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friends, power relations, social relations, youth, self discovery, teenage life, rich and poor, parents and children, interracial relations, family relations, friendship, racism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: serious, touching, realistic
Plot: love and romance, youth, false accusation, society, lifestyle, fall in love, teenage life, family relations, destructive relationship, skateboard, half brother, chess ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Too Young to Be a Dad (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: When 15-year-old, Matt Freeman, gets his girlfriend, Francesca, pregnant her family decides to put the unborn baby up for adoption. Matt agrees to the decision, but begins to rethink it. This movie is taken from the father's point of view.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: adoption, family relations, hopes, babies and infants, adolescence vs adulthood, life turned upside down, family in crisis, pregnancy, youth, family problems, teenage life, human spirit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Blue Car (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Gifted 18-year-old Meg has been abandoned by her father and neglected by her hardworking mother. Left to care for her emotionally disturbed younger sister, her world begins to unravel. She finds an outlet in writing poetry and support from her ...
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, gloomy, sincere ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: poetry, love and romance, family in crisis, family relations, teachers and students, parents and children, writer's life, innocence lost, power relations, youth, teenage life, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Secret Life of the American Teenager (2008)
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: realistic, emotional, serious, touching, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night, teen drama, teens
Plot: high school, family relations, parents and children, teenage life, youth, introspection, coming of age, friendship, suburbs, teenage pregnancy, teenager, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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