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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 situation on top of regular teenage girl problems.
Style: emotional, semi serious, humorous, realistic, 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, leadership, rise to the top, friendship, teenage love, adolescence vs adulthood, coming of age, love and romance, couples, family relations, step siblings, social climbing, football, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 90s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and sentimental films and TV series with plots about high school, youth, teenage life, high school life, friends, teenager and love and romance mostly in Comedy, Romance and Drama genres. Some movies like Popular: My So-Called Life (1994), Gossip Girl (2007), LOL (2012), Awkward. (2011), Life As We Know It (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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 ...
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 ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 ⇓
100%
 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 ⇓
31%
 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 ⇓
50%
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 7.6
 40K
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 ⇓
41%
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 ⇓
40%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.5
 10K
Geek Charming (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Dylan Schoenfield is the pink princess of the upscale Los Angeles Woodlands Academy. She has the coolest boyfriend, the most popular friends, and a brand-new it bag that everyone covets. But when she accidentally tosses her Serge Sanchez bag into a ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, humorous, semi serious, romantic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: teenage love, teenage life, opposites attract, high school life, high school, popularity, youth, friendship, social relations, friends, peer pressure, beauty pageant ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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 ⇓
33%
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 ⇓
33%
 6.8
 147K
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, touching ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, teen comedy
Plot: high school, teenage love, opposites attract, high school life, fashion, teenage life, youth, couples, popularity, love and romance, coming of age, shopping mall ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: beverly hills, usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 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 ⇓
32%
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 ⇓
32%
 7.8
 154
Hull High (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Hull High is an American musical teen drama series which aired on the NBC television network in 1990. The series was created and executive produced by Gil Grant.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental
Audience: teen drama, teens
Plot: high school, teachers and students, high school life, hip hop, music, teenage life, youth, social relations, power relations, love interest, rap, high school student ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Saved by the Bell (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Saved by the Bell is an American television sitcom that aired on NBC from 1989 to 1993. The series was a retool of the Disney Channel series Good Morning, Miss Bliss. The show follows the exploits of a group of friends and their principal, and ...
Style: not serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, witty
Audience: teen comedy, teens, pre-teens
Plot: high school, friendship, sitcom, teenage love, high school life, cheerleader, buddies, family, adolescence vs adulthood, teenage life, coming of age, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 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 ⇓
31%
 5.7
 16K
Drive Me Crazy (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Nicole and Chase live next door to each other but are worlds apart. However, they plot a scheme to date each other in order to attract the interest and jealousy of their respective romantic prey. But in the mist of planning a gala centennial ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, teen comedy, chick flick
Plot: prom, opposites attract, high school, school, high school life, love and romance, teenage life, youth, friendship, misfit, romance, school dance ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.1
 39K
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 ⇓
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%
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, witty, feel good, romantic, light ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, date night, girls' night, teen comedy ...
Plot: opposites attract, high school, unlikely couple, teenage love, high school life, love and romance, teenage life, fall in love, wooing, youth, boyfriend, couples ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
10 Things I Hate About You (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Outspoken Kat Stratford couldn't be less like her sister, super sweet, yet kinda conformist Bianca. The only things they seem to have in common are being new at school and their overprotective dad.
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic, witty ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: teenage love, high school, teenage life, opposites attract, overprotective parent, battle of the sexes, siblings relations, high school life, love and romance, youth, family relations, unlikely couple ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.2
 4K
#RealityHigh (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When nerdy high schooler Dani finally attracts the interest of her longtime crush, she lands in the cross hairs of his ex, a social media celebrity.
Style: realistic, light, semi serious, romantic
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, high school, popularity, character change, best friends, youth, bikini
⇓ 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%
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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: 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 ⇓
29%
 6.6
 1K
Breaker High (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Breaker High is a Canadian teen comedy-drama series that ran from 1997 to 1998, airing on YTV in Canada and on UPN in the United States.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sincere
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: ship, high school, cruise, friendship, teenage love, cruise ship, high school life, teenage life, coming of age, love and romance, youth, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Breakfast Club (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Five high school students, all different stereotypes, meet in detention, where they pour their hearts out to each other, and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought.
Style: talky, humorous, clever, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen comedy, kids
Plot: high school, teenager, teenage love, rebelliousness, adolescence vs adulthood, introspection, high school life, coming of age, friendship, misfit, hopes, youth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.9
 3K
Girl (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Andrea Marr is a bright, straight-A, mature, 18-year-old high school senior on the verge of womanhood who decides to abandon her sheltered, boring lifestyle and her bookish friend Darcy for a look into the local rock and roll scene as a groupie to ...
Style: touching, realistic, humorous, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: high school, coming of age, young lovers, romance, best friends, musician's life, teenage love, teenage life, suburbs, lifestyle, adolescence vs adulthood, groupie ...
Time: 90s
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: social realism, surprise ending, sentimental, romantic, twists and turns ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, teen drama, date night
Plot: opposites attract, teenage love, high school life, teenage life, friendship, romance, fall in love, cinderella story, social relations, class differences, love, school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.3
 2K
Rebelde Way (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Music, Romance
Country: Argentina
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Rebelde Way is a Martín Fierro Award—nominated Argentine soap opera created and produced by Cris Morena. It originally aired from 26 May 2002 to 18 December 2003. The series was broadcast in many countries worldwide, including Peru, Germany, ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: high school life, teenage love, boarding school life, teenage life, boarding school, friendship, love and romance, teachers and students, friends, artists and showbiz, high school, music ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.8
 13K
Lucas (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A socially inept fourteen year old experiences heartbreak for the first time when his two best friends -- Cappie, an older-brother figure, and Maggie, the new girl with whom he is in love -- fall for each other.
Style: realistic, semi serious, feel good, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: teen comedy, teens, kids
Plot: high school, coming of age, underdog, cheerleading, friendship, high school life, romance, teenage life, sport team, hopes, love and romance, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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