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: sincere, sentimental, clever, gloomy, serious, emotional, realistic, talky
Audience: girls' night, teens, teen drama
Plot: first love, high school hunk, teenage girl, adolescence, high school, coming of age, teenager, gay teenager, best friends, teenage daughter, homosexual, teenage life, youth, friends, freak, family relations, misfit, parents and children, love and romance, geek, high school life, gender, social misfits, generation gap, shyness ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 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, touching and semi serious films and TV series with plots about high school, teenage life, youth, friendship, high school life, love and romance and coming of age 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), Awkward. (2011), 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, social misfits, shyness, adolescence, friends, coping, high school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, 1990s, 20th century ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa, pittsburgh
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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, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: physical appearance, teenage life, depression, youth, teenage love, best friends, loneliness, social misfits, adolescence, first love, high school life, 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: realistic, humorous, semi serious, witty, clever ...
Audience: teen drama, teens
Plot: high school, freak, slacker, geek, teacher, retro, teenage life, friendship, high school life, family relations, sexual activity, marijuana ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1980, year 1981
Place: detroit, usa, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6K
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, witty, humorous, realistic
Audience: girls' night, teens, teen drama
Plot: popularity, high school, homosexual, cheerleader, peer pressure, social misfits, rise to the top, youth, football, social climbing, family relations, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 21st century, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.6
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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, realistic, light, not serious, ironic
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: high school, teenage life, teenage love, loser, friends, self esteem, classmates, high school life, student, popularity, social climbing, adolescence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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: touching, witty, serious, realistic, intellectual
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: troubled teen, dating, classmates, social differences, best friends, teenage love, lifestyle, family relations, first love, parents and children, lawyer, social relations ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: realistic, talky, clever, serious, stylized ...
Plot: yuppie, friendship, advertising, parenthood, unfulfillment, suburban life, parents and children, couple relations, suburbs, couples, family life, friends ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, usa, arizona
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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: humorous, semi serious, captivating, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: high school life, first love, youth, first sex, teenage girl, high school hunk, boyfriend, gossip and rumors, high school, prom, friendship between girls, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1984
Place: new york, connecticut, usa
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100%
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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, touching, serious, sincere, disturbing ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming out, school, lesbian, friendship, high school life, parents and children, fall in love, high school, lesbian couple, teenage love, best friends, youth ...
Time: 90s, year 1989, year 1993
Place: kindergarten
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 13K
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: teen comedy, teens
Plot: high school life, lesbian, lgbt, popularity, best friends, lesbian relationship, high school hunk, friends, high school, teenage life, youth, female friendship ...
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, humorous, realistic, feel good, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick, teen comedy
Plot: high school, friendship, prom, teenage love, record store, slumber party, romance, love, love and romance, unfulfillment, unfulfilled love, parents and children ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: massachusetts, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.7
 24K
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, realistic, emotional, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: friendship, teenage sexuality, teenage sex, teenage girl, teenage protagonist, teenage boy, high school hunk, gay teenager, lgbt, teen angst, high school, interracial relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: norway, oslo norway, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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: realistic, sentimental, romantic, captivating, serious
Audience: teen drama, teens
Plot: high school, friendship, teenage love, teenage life, high school life, friends, family relations, social relations, parents and children, siblings relations, power relations, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: beverly hills, california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, realistic, touching, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night, teen drama, teens
Plot: high school, family relations, teenage life, parents and children, youth, introspection, teenage pregnancy, coming of age, friendship, suburbs, teenager, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, teen comedy, girls' night ...
Plot: opposites attract, high school, unlikely couple, fall in love, teenage love, high school life, teenage life, love and romance, party, boyfriend, youth, couples ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: usa, seattle, 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: humorous, feel good, witty, not serious, intellectual ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, teen comedy
Plot: high school, opposites attract, teenage love, fashion, couples, popularity, teenage life, youth, high school life, shopping mall, coming of age, classmates ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: beverly hills, usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: childhood, generation gap, friends, childhood sweetheart, americana, high school, teenager, family, siblings relations, love and romance, family life, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 60s, 70s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, rich kid, lifestyle, love and romance, social relations, up and down relationship, first sex, college life, high school ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s, 2000s, 21st century
Place: beverly hills, usa, california, campus, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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: sincere, serious, sentimental, gloomy, touching ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, homosexual, bully, friendship, school, teacher, teenager, alcohol abuse, high school life, society, lifestyle, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ 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, realistic, semi serious, melancholic, light ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage love, high school, teenage life, teachers and students, infidelity, young lovers, adolescence vs adulthood, looking for sex, parents and children, family relations, love and romance, masturbation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ 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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: twins, high school, disorder, high school life, siblings relations, love and romance, youth, best friends, teenage life, friends, family relations, mistaken identity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, touching
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids, teen drama
Plot: sitcom, coming of age, school, friendship, college, dating, high school, neighbor, suburban life, family, teachers and students, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s, 1990s
Place: pennsylvania, philadelphia, 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, sentimental, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, coming of age, teenage life, youth, love and romance, classmates, drinking problem, couples, teenager, teenage sex, high school, self discovery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 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: realistic, captivating, emotional, touching, serious
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: love triangle, friendship, small town, coming of age, teenage life, couples, high school life, couple relations, romance, self discovery, first sex, introspection ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 90s, contemporary, 2000s ...
Place: massachusetts, boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.4
 138K
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, stylized, talky, romantic, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, teen drama
Plot: betrayal, popularity, youth, teenage love, high school, friends, love triangle, gossip and rumors, party, school, lifestyle, love and romance ...
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, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, high school life, school, couples, best friends, teenage life, coming of age, parents and children, wooing, love and romance, high school, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: england, europe, new zealand, london, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Boys Over Flowers (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 70 min.
Story: A working class girl winds up at an exclusive prep school. Unassuming high school girl Jan Di stands up to -- and eventually falls for -- a spoiled rich kid who belongs to the school's most powerfu clique.
Style: touching, sentimental, romantic, social realism, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, teen drama, date night
Plot: opposites attract, teenage love, cinderella story, high school life, romance, high school, love triangle, teenage life, friendship, social differences, school, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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, witty, humorous, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: teen comedy, teens, date night, teen drama, chick flick
Plot: high school, coming of age, teenage life, notoriety, teenage love, adolescence, parents and children, friends, high school life, love and romance, youth, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 80s
Place: california, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.7
 74K
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, sweet, exciting ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, kids
Plot: teenage love, love and romance, fall in love, school, first love, neighbor, childhood sweetheart, teenage life, teen romance, adolescence, high school life, teenage boy ...
Time: 1960s, 1950s, 21st century, contemporary, year 1963 ...
Place: usa, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.9
 842
Tru Loved (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Recently relocated from San Francisco to conservative suburbia by her lesbian mothers, Tru struggles like all teens to fit in and find love, but her quest is complicated by sexual politics, closed minds, and closeted friends as she seeks to ...
Style: clever, humorous, semi serious, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: high school, coming out, escape from reality, romance, love and romance, high school hunk, interracial relations, gays and lesbians, parents and children, youth, gender, support group ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%