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, realistic, talky, sincere, clever, gloomy, sentimental
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, teenage life, friends, love and romance, teenage love, 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

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, touching and sentimental films and TV series with plots about friendship, teenage life, youth, high school, high school life, teenage love and love and romance mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like My So-Called Life: My Mad Fat Diary (2013), Freaks and Geeks (1999), Popular (1999), Thirtysomething (1987), The O.C. (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
Genre: Drama
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, talky, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, teenage love, teenage life, friendship, first love, high school life, shyness, love and romance, social misfits, friends, high school, coping ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 21st century, 20th century, 1990s ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa
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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, touching, emotional, sentimental, tragicomedy ...
Audience: teens, teen drama, girls' night
Plot: physical appearance, teenage life, depression, youth, teenage love, best friends, loneliness, social misfits, first love, high school life, group of friends, friendship ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s, year 1996
Place: england, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, realistic, clever, humorous ...
Audience: teen drama, teens
Plot: high school, retro, teenage life, high school life, slacker, freak, geek, teacher, buddies, friendship, cult, suburbs ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1981, year 1980
Place: detroit, usa, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
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: popularity, peer pressure, high school, cheerleader, homosexual, social misfits, high school life, blended family, teenage life, misfit, youth, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s, 21st century, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Thirtysomething (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Thirtysomething is an American television drama about a group of baby boomers in their late thirties. It was created by Marshall Herskovitz and Edward Zwick for MGM/UA Television Group and The Bedford Falls Company, and aired on ABC. It premiered in ...
Style: sentimental, serious, sincere, realistic, talky ...
Plot: yuppie, parenthood, friendship, advertising, couple relations, parents and children, parenting, thirtysomething life, suburbs, love and romance, couples, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: philadelphia, usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: 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 ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, 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%
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: sentimental, serious, touching, sincere, disturbing ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming out, school, lesbian, high school, parents and children, friendship, high school life, fall in love, best friends, lesbian couple, teenage love, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 90s, year 1989, year 1993
Place: kindergarten
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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 ⇓
67%
 6.8
 67K
Pretty in Pink (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 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, humorous, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick, teen comedy
Plot: friendship, high school, record store, slumber party, teenage love, love, romance, prom, family, cult, social differences, teenage crush ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: massachusetts, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: serious, emotional, sincere, realistic, touching
Audience: girls' night, teen drama, teens
Plot: high school, coming of age, parents and children, rock, high school life, teenage life, youth, family relations, introspection, siblings relations, family life, high school hunk ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Shame (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Norway
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The story of a young teenager group, born 1999, and a pupil on Hartvig Nissens upper secondary school in Oslo, and her friends and their life, troubles, scandals and every day life. Which of the members represented changes per season.
Style: sweet, emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: friendship, teenage girl, teenage protagonist, high school hunk, lgbt, teenage sexuality, interracial relations, teen angst, high school, gay relationship, muslim, teenage boy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: norway, oslo norway, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Bianca, a tenth grader, has never gone on a date, but she isn't allowed to go out with boys until her older sister Kat gets a boyfriend. The problem is, Kat rubs nearly everyone the wrong way. But Bianca and the guy she has her eye on, Joey, ...
Style: humorous, romantic, witty, light, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, date night, girls' night, teen comedy ...
Plot: opposites attract, unlikely couple, high school, teenage love, love and romance, fall in love, high school life, teenage life, wooing, shakespeare, youth, party ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 154K
Clueless (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Shallow, rich and socially successful Cher is at the top of her Beverly Hills high school's pecking scale. Seeing herself as a matchmaker, Cher first coaxes two teachers into dating each other. Emboldened by her success, she decides to give ...
Style: feel good, humorous, witty, not serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, teen comedy
Plot: high school, teenage love, opposites attract, fashion, couples, teenage life, high school life, youth, popularity, love and romance, shopping mall, coming of age ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: beverly hills, usa, los angeles, california
⇓ 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 ⇓
38%
 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 ⇓
37%
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 ⇓
37%
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, parents and children, teachers and students, adolescence vs adulthood, teenage love, suburbs ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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 ⇓
35%
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, sentimental, realistic
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 ⇓
35%
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 ⇓
35%
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, feel good, realistic, touching
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens, kids, teen drama
Plot: sitcom, coming of age, school, friendship, college, high school, dating, neighbor, buddies, family, high school life, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 2000s
Place: philadelphia, pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 ⇓
34%
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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 ⇓
34%
 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 ⇓
33%
 7.4
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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 ⇓
33%
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 ⇓
33%
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 ⇓
33%
 7.9
 747
SLiDE (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The exploits of five 17-year-olds smashing their way into adulthood.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: teenager, best friends, coming of age, friendship, teenage life, youth, friends, teenage love, love and romance, virginity, geek, jealousy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.7
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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 ⇓
32%
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