Movies and TV shows like My So-Called Life

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My So-Called Life (1994)
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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, clever, gloomy, sentimental
Audience: girls' night, teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage girl, first love, teenage daughter, coming of age, teenager, high school hunk, high school, teenage love, homosexual, adolescence, best friends, cult, high school life, teenage life, friends, love and romance, misfit, youth, social relations, gays and lesbians, social misfits, parents and children, gender, family relations, anti conformity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: pennsylvania, usa

Most similar movies to My So-Called Life

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, high school, high school life, friendship, teenage love and teenage girl mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like My So-Called Life: Freaks and Geeks (1999), Popular (1999), My Mad Fat Diary (2013), The O.C. (2003), Pretty in Pink (1986). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Freaks and Geeks (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
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: witty, semi serious, sentimental, realistic, clever ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, retro, teenage life, high school life, friendship, geek, teacher, buddies, teenage love, cult, suburbs, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: detroit, usa
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100%
The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 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, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, teenage love, teenage life, high school life, friendship, first love, friends, high school, social misfits, shyness, youth, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 21st century, 20th century, 1990s ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa
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100%
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Popular (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: emotional, semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty
Audience: girls' night, teens, teen drama
Plot: peer pressure, popularity, high school, cheerleader, homosexual, social misfits, high school life, blended family, teenage life, misfit, youth, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
My Mad Fat Diary (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 47 min.
Story: Set in 1996 in Lincolnshire, the show tells the tragic and humorous story of a very troubled young girl Rae, who has just left a psychiatric hospital, where she has spent four months after attempting suicide, begins to reconnect with her best friend ...
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: teens, teen drama, girls' night
Plot: physical appearance, depression, teenage life, best friends, teenage love, social misfits, youth, first love, loneliness, human relationship, high school life, single parent ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s, year 1996
Place: england, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 7.5
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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 ...
Style: serious, witty, touching, 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 ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 64K
Pretty in Pink (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Andie is an outcast, hanging out either with her older boss, who owns the record store where she works, or her quirky high school classmate Duckie, who has a crush on her. When one of the rich and popular kids at school, Blane, asks Andie out, it ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen comedy, chick flick
Plot: friendship, high school, record store, slumber party, teenage love, love, romance, prom, family, cult, social differences, outcast ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: massachusetts, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Truth About Jane (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Jane, a high school teenager, tries to deal with the discovery that she is a lesbian after developing an intense friendship with another girl who makes her discover her true sexuality, which is only the start of Jane's troubles when Jane's ...
Style: serious, emotional, talky, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming out, school, single parent, mother daughter relationship, parents and children, high school life, high school, fall in love, coming of age, lesbian, friendship, lesbian couple ...
Time: 90s, year 1993, year 1989
Place: kindergarten
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, not serious, realistic, light, ironic
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: high school, teenage life, teenage love, loser, friends, high school life, classmates, self esteem, jealousy, social awkwardness, youth, social misfits ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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: emotional, serious, realistic, sincere, touching
Audience: girls' night, teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, coming of age, teenage pregnancy, pregnancy, rock, romance, parents and children, high school life, suburbs, teenage life, youth, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, coming of age, teenage life, love and romance, teenager, youth, first sex, couples, family relations, drinking problem, classmates, boyfriend ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage love, teenage life, friendship, youth, high school, siblings relations, college life, social relations, love and romance, first sex, up and down relationship, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 1990s, 90s, 2000s, 21st century
Place: beverly hills, usa, campus, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.1
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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, 2000s, 2010s
Place: beverly hills, california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 4.4
 50K
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, witty ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: teenage love, love and romance, teenage life, best friends, high school life, youth, friends, high school, coming of age, friendship, parents and children, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 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: emotional, serious, realistic, captivating, touching
Audience: girls' night, teens, teen drama, date night
Plot: friendship, love triangle, small town, coming of age, verbal byplay, best friends, romance, teenage love, suburbs, high school life, small town life, suburban life ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 2000s ...
Place: massachusetts, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, realistic
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: first sex, high school life, high school, first love, teenage life, gossip and rumors, youth, romance, urban, best friends, friends, social relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1984
Place: new york, usa, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.1
 317K
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, teenage love, coming of age, notoriety, parents and children, high school life, friends, love and romance, adolescence, youth, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 80s
Place: california, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Degrassi: The Next Generation (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The life of a group of adolescents going through the trials and tribulations of teendom at Degrassi Community School.
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere, gloomy ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, friendship, school, teenager, bully, homosexual, teacher, drug abuse, parents and children, teachers and students, adolescence vs adulthood, teenage love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 ⇓
26%
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Sweet Valley High (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Sweet Valley High is an American comedy-drama series very loosely based on Francine Pascal's book series of the same name. The series ran from September 5, 1994 to October 14, 1997, and was produced by Saban Entertainment. The rights are now ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: twins, high school, siblings relations, high school life, teenage life, youth, family relations, social relations, best friends, teenage love, mistaken identity, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Greg is coasting through senior year of high school as anonymously as possible, avoiding social interactions like the plague while secretly making spirited, bizarre films with Earl, his only friend. But both his anonymity and friendship threaten to ...
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, emotional, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, friends, coming of age, friendship, teenager, best friends, cancer, teenage life, youth, high school life, family relations, teenage boy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, kindergarten
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: childhood, family, friends, childhood sweetheart, friendship, junior high school, teenager, sitcom, best friend, high school, coming of age, americana ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.3
 77K
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, semi serious, talky, melancholic, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: teenage love, coming of age, love and romance, bullying, virginity, parents and children, adolescence, crumbling marriage, rock, teenage life, school, deadpan ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 80s
Place: wales, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, feel good, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, best friends, school, wooing, high school life, couples, teenage life, coming of age, parents and children, love and romance, high school, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: england, europe, new zealand, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Boy Meets World (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
Story: Boy Meets World is an American television sitcom that chronicles the coming of age events and everyday life-lessons of Cory Matthews, a Philadelphian who grows up from a young boy to a married man. The show aired for seven seasons from 1993 to 2000 ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, touching
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens, teen drama
Plot: sitcom, coming of age, school, friendship, college, high school, teenage love, dating, neighbor, buddies, family, high school life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s, 1990s
Place: philadelphia, pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.4
 133K
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, humorous, talky, stylized ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama, date night
Plot: popularity, teenage love, youth, love triangle, school, gossip and rumors, friends, betrayal, lifestyle, high school, high school life, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: serious, sincere, realistic, gloomy, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, high school life, looking for love, friendship, junior high school, teenager, coming of age, high school, adolescence vs adulthood, teenage life, society, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.7
 72K
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, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, kids
Plot: teenage love, school, love and romance, fall in love, teenage life, childhood sweetheart, first love, high school life, adolescence, neighbor, coming of age, jealousy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1960s, year 1957, year 1963 ...
Place: usa, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.4
 12K
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, not serious, realistic
Audience: teen comedy, teens
Plot: high school life, lesbian, lgbt, high school, best friends, popularity, high school hunk, gossip and rumors, jealousy, student, teenage angst, lesbian relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.4
 9K
Picture This (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Bookish and unpopular Mandy finds her luck finally changing when Drew, the school hottie, invites her to the year's biggest party. But with being grounded and Drew's ex-girlfriend bent on thwarting her, Mandy may be destined to remain a ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: high school life, teenage love, high school, nightlife, teenage life, love and romance, youth, family relations, high school hunk, lifestyle, wooing, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
South of Nowhere (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Story: South of Nowhere is an American teen drama television series created by Thomas W. Lynch. Aimed primarily at teenagers, it first aired on November 4, 2005 and was one of six original series on The N. The second half of the third and final season ...
Style: humorous, serious, realistic, captivating, sincere
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: coming out, lesbian, gays and lesbians, teenage life, high school, lesbian relationship, teenage love, reconciliation, sexuality, homosexual, love triangle, urban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%