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Popular
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: high school, social misfits, popularity, high school life, teenage life, misfit, youth, friends, leadership, rise to the top, friendship, teenage love, adolescence vs adulthood, blended family, peer pressure, coming of age, love and romance, couples, family relations, cheerleader, homosexual, step siblings, social climbing, football, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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Freaks and Geeks
Comedy, Drama
USA
44 min.
 8.8
Life As We Know It
Comedy, Drama, Romance
USA
43 min.
 8.0
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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 teenage life, high school, youth, love and romance, high school life, coming of age and friendship mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Popular: My Mad Fat Diary (2013), My So-Called Life (1994), Freaks and Geeks (1999), Life As We Know It (2004), Boys and Girls (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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My Mad Fat Diary
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: tragicomedy, sincere, serious, touching, realistic ...
Audience: teen drama, girls' night, teens
Plot: best friends, drugs/alcohol, rock, social misfits, introspection, group of friends, body image, teenage love, friendship, physical appearance, teenager, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1996
Place: england, northern england
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My So-Called Life
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: coming of age, high school, teenager, best friends, first love, teenage love, cult, teenage girl, high school life, teenage life, friends, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: pennsylvania, usa
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Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging
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: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: coming of age, school, high school, adolescence, teenager, obsession, friendship, best friends, teenagers, coming-of-age, teenage love, book ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: england, europe, london, new zealand
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Freaks and Geeks
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, buddies, friendship, high school life, cult, teenage life, suburbs, coming of age, social relations, misfit, youth, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: detroit, usa
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Life As We Know It
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: semi serious, humorous, sexual, realistic
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, looking for sex, parents and children, teachers and students, teenage love, suburbs, adolescence vs adulthood, suburban life, high school life, teenage life, coming of age, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary
Place: seattle, usa
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Boys and Girls
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Ryan and Jennifer are opposites who definitely do not attract. At least that's what they always believed. When they met as twelve-year-olds, they disliked one another. When they met again as teenagers, they loathed each other. But when they ...
Style: clever, semi serious, talky, humorous, romantic ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: romance, friendship, college, high school, unlikely couple, opposites attract, geek, college life, love and romance, happy ending, women, relationships ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, campus, los angeles, san francisco
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10 Things I Hate About You
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: witty, semi serious, humorous, romantic, realistic ...
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Plot: high school, romance, shakespeare, opposites attract, teenager, teacher, school, geek, single father, deception, friendship, unlikely couple ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s, 1990s
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington
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    User:   50%
 
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The Debut
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Filipino-American high school student Ben (Dante Mercado) works in a comic book shop to earn money to pay his way into Cal Arts. His father, a postman, is determined that his son--who has won a pre-med scholarship to UCLA--will become a doctor. The ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, touching
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Time: 90s
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    User:   48%
 
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Coming Soon
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The trials and tribulations of wealthy young Manhattanites and their sexual coming of age, a romantic comedy set at an Upper East Side prep school.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat, sexual ...
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Time: 90s
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Dawson's Creek
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: verbal byplay, best friends, friendship, romance, love triangle, small town, suburbs, teenage love, high school life, small town life, coming of age, suburban life ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century, 1990s ...
Place: massachusetts, usa, boston
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Heart & Soul
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: 1956: The shy Jonathan's luck with girls changes when he wins the rebellious Gene as a friend in his last year of high school. Gene is adored by many girls and manages to teach Jonathan a few lessons. Gene himself would rather just be with one ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
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Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
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Jailbait
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: It's not easy being the most popular couple in high school. Adam and Amber are the golden pair of Gaitlin High and are very busy being cool. Yet somehow Adam finds time for extracurricular activities, like making-it with Gynger, a sophomore, in ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: date night, teens
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Looking for Alibrandi
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The film "Looking for Alibrandi" begins light-heartedly, and the viewer gets a very quick understanding of Josie's character through her interactions with her friends and family.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sincere
Audience: teens
Plot: single parent, social differences, teenage love, urban, teenage life, coming of age, love and romance, youth, suicide, high school, family relations, social relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: australia, sydney australia
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System:   51%
    User:   45%
 
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Baby It's You
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In 1966 New Jersey, Jill Rosen, a frustrated high schooler, is intrigued by an enigmatic new student known only as the Sheik. Sheik is an Italian whose primary interests are his car, Frank Sinatra, and Jill. At first she is taken aback by his ...
Style: semi serious, sentimental, realistic, humorous, touching
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: unlikely couple, opposites attract, romance, college life, college, coming of age, high school, teenage life, fall in love, love and romance, innocence lost, forbidden love ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: florida, new jersey, usa
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System:   50%
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Seven Minutes in Heaven
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Natalie allows her classmate Jeff, who ran away from home after a fight with his stepfather, to stay at her place while her father is away on a business trip. Natalie soon starts dating Jeff's friend James Casey, who isn't as faithful as ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: friendship, teenage love, romance, teenage life, when the parents are away, love and romance, love triangle, youth, teenager, coming of age, friends, high school life ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
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    User:   53%
 
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Drive Me Crazy
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: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, romantic ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick, teen comedy
Plot: high school, school, romance, chase, friendship, teenager, opposites attract, prom, teenagers, cheerleading, geek, stereotypes ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 1990s
Place: usa, new jersey
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System:   48%
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Kick'n Rush
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The story revolves around Jakob, Bo and Mikkel - three friends who spend their days lusting over unattainable women and engaging in a variety of illegal activities (i.e. they'll rent a movie and then break into a house to watch it). After ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: buddies, social misfits, high school, young lovers, suburbs, coming of age, friendship, follow your dream, teenage love, parents and children, teaching the ways of the world, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe
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Shag - More Dancing
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Summer of 1963. Carson is getting married to her boyfriend so her friends Melaina, Pudge and Luanne take her to Myrtle Beach for one last irresponsible weekend.
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, coming of age, romance, dancing, dance, best friends, unlikely friendships, runaway, coming-of-age, young lovers, teenager, childhood ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 50s, 60s, 80s
Place: south carolina, usa
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System:   48%
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Boys Over Flowers
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: fall in love, friendship, high school, teenage love, romance, high school life, teenage life, love and romance, youth, social relations, coming of age, opposites attract ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea
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System:   48%
    User:   40%
 
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Get Real
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A tenderly romantic coming-of-age story as two boys in a British school fall in love.
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, sincere, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, gay, romance, high school, friendship, homosexuality, adolescence, bullying, school, sexuality, male nudity, coming out ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe, britain
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Clueless
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: witty, not serious, feel good, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, teen comedy
Plot: high school, fashion, coming of age, romance, virginity, shopping, teenager, school, teacher, teenage love, drugs/alcohol, teenagers ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s, 1990s
Place: beverly hills, usa, los angeles, california
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She's Having a Baby
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Jake and Kristy Briggs are newlyweds. Being young, they are perhaps a bit unprepared for the full reality of marriage and all that it (and their parents) expect from them. Do they want babies? Their parents certainly want them to. Is married life ...
Style: clever, sentimental, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, teens, chick flick
Plot: parenthood, pregnancy, romance, marriage, self discovery, single parent, hospital, suburbs, wedding, relationships, couple relations, family ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
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System:   44%
    User:   42%
 
Boy Meets World
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, school, coming of age, buddies, friendship, family, college, high school life, high school, teenage life, best friends, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 2000s
Place: philadelphia, pennsylvania, usa
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System:   44%
    User:   38%
 
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Picture This
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: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: high school, high school life, romance, teenage life, coming of age, love and romance, youth, teenage love, parents and children, family relations, school, high school hunk ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa
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System:   44%
    User:   52%
 
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Tru Loved
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, semi serious, realistic, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: gays and lesbians, moral dilemma, romance, high school, coming out, high school life, suburbs, teenage life, gender, love and romance, youth, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
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System:   43%
    User:   49%
 
Sweet Valley High
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, siblings relations, high school, 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
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System:   43%
    User:   50%
 
The Carrie Diaries
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, realistic
Audience: girls' night, teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, high school life, teenage life, youth, romance, urban, best friends, friends, social relations, retro, cheerleader, high school hunk ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1984
Place: new york, usa, connecticut
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    User:   50%
 
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Geek Charming
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: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, sentimental
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: high school, opposites attract, high school life, teenage life, coming of age, youth, friendship, popularity, teenage love, love and romance, social relations, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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System:   41%
    User:   35%
 

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A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon
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Story: A recent high school graduate is faced with two options, either go to a business school where his father wants him to go to, or get a full time job. However he decides to defy his father and go to Hawaii. Trouble is he has no money. Along the way he ...
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Story: Eddie "Gonzo" Gilman is starting a revolution. When the wild-eyed rebel journalist is ousted from his prep school's newspaper by its ├╝ber-popular editor, Eddie fronts an underground movement to give a voice to all the misfits, ...
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