Movies and TV shows like Popular

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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 witty films and TV series with plots about youth, high school, teenage life, high school life, friendship, coming of age and friends mostly in Comedy, Romance and Drama genres. Some movies like Popular: My So-Called Life (1994), My Mad Fat Diary (2013), Freaks and Geeks (1999), 10 Things I Hate About You (1999), Boys and Girls (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, talky, realistic, 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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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, teens, girls' night
Plot: best friends, drugs/alcohol, social misfits, rock, introspection, body image, group of friends, teenage love, friendship, physical appearance, teenager, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1996
Place: england, northern england
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System:   93%
    User:   100%
 
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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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    User:   91%
 
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: semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic, 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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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, humorous, semi serious, romantic, feel good ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, date night, girls' night, kids ...
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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System:   74%
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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, talky, humorous, semi serious, 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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System:   70%
    User:   77%
 
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: humorous, semi serious, 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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System:   63%
    User:   63%
 
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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, captivating, realistic, 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, 2000s ...
Place: massachusetts, usa, boston
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    User:   57%
 
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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, humorous, realistic ...
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Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s, 1990s
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 6.6
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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: semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
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Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
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System:   54%
    User:   45%
 
 4.4
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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, offbeat, realistic, sexual ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teen comedy
Plot: coming of age, high school, romance, best friends, college, orgasm, innocence lost, looking for love, school, looking for sex, coming out, wealth ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city, manhattan new york city
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    User:   63%
 
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Drive Me Crazy
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
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Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic, romantic ...
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Place: usa, new jersey
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    User:   43%
 
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, feel good ...
Audience: date night, teens, chick flick
Plot: parenthood, pregnancy, romance, marriage, single parent, self discovery, suburbs, relationships, couple relations, family, friendship, destiny ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
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    User:   59%
 
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
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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, humorous, realistic, 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 ...
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Place: florida, new jersey, usa
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System:   51%
    User:   54%
 
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, feel good, realistic, touching
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens, kids, 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, 2000s, 1990s
Place: philadelphia, pennsylvania, usa
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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, witty, realistic, touching
Plot: high school, social misfits, suburbs, friendship, looking for love, school, parents and children, siblings relations, social differences, dysfunctional family, eccentric family, coming of age ...
Time: 90s
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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: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: high school, coming of age, young lovers, small town, looking for sex, suburbs, sexual relations, teachers and students, teenage love, wooing, adolescence vs adulthood, high school life ...
Time: 90s
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System:   47%
    User:   54%
 
Charlie Bartlett
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Awkward teenager Charlie Bartlett (Anton Yelchin) has trouble fitting in at a new high school. Charlie needs some friends fast, and decides that the best way to find them is to appoint himself the resident psychiatrist. He becomes one of the most ...
Style: clever, humorous, witty, dark humor, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: high school, coming of age, depression, adolescence, drugs, bullying, drinking, friendship, high school life, psychiatrist, teenager, rebellion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
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System:   47%
    User:   55%
 
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Saved by the Bell
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, humorous, realistic, witty
Audience: teens, pre-teens, teen comedy
Plot: high school, buddies, friendship, family, teenage love, high school life, adolescence vs adulthood, teenage life, sitcom, coming of age, love and romance, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, california
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System:   46%
    User:   45%
 
 5.3
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Fat Girls
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Fat Girls is an original off-beat comedy feature. It focuses on Rodney Miller, not your typical Texas high school student...he is a theater lover and his ultimate dream is to be on Broadway. Awkward and shy, he doesn't have many people to talk ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, clever, realistic, sexual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, best friends, high school, gays and lesbians, small town, social misfits, friendship, suburbs, young lovers, coming out, looking for sex, teachers and students ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, usa, manhattan new york city
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System:   46%
    User:   45%
 
 7.3
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Heathers
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A girl who halfheartedly tries to be part of the "in crowd" of her school meets a rebel who teaches her a more devious way to play social politics: by killing the popular kids.
Style: dark humor, cynical, biting, witty, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, suicide, cult, friendship, teenager, murder, coming of age, high school life, diary, adolescence, teenagers, cheerleading ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: ohio, usa, california
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System:   45%
    User:   40%
 
 7.4
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Gossip Girl
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: realistic, talky, stylized, romantic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, date night, teen drama
Plot: high school, teenage love, school, youth, friends, popularity, gossip and rumors, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, lifestyle, wealth, friendship, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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System:   43%
    User:   36%
 
 7.5
 72K
The O.C.
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, serious, touching, realistic, intellectual
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: friendship, romance, social differences, teenage love, suburbs, teenage life, youth, troubled teen, social relations, friends, best friends, buddies ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: california, usa
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System:   42%
    User:   47%
 
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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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System:   41%
    User:   38%
 
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, romance, youth, 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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System:   41%
    User:   38%
 
10 Things I Hate About You
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: humorous, semi serious, witty, realistic, clever ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, siblings relations, teenage love, sitcom, romance, high school life, teenage life, love and romance, youth, family relations, unlikely couple, battle of the sexes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
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System:   40%
    User:   41%
 
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Daria
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Daria Morgendorffer lives with her stressed-out, career-fixated parents, Helen and Jake, and her relentlessly cute and popular little sister, Quinn. Daria and her fellow outcast and best friend, Jane Lane, attend Lawndale High School where they are ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, realistic, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: best friends, suburbs, rock, verbal byplay, social misfits, eccentric family, high school life, teenage life, coming of age, sarcasm, high school, misfit ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
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System:   39%
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Beware the Gonzo
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
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, ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: misfit, social misfits, high school, high school life, teenage life, youth, social relations, loss of virginity, coming of age, threesome, journalist, rape ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, campus
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System:   38%
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Election
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
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Duration: 90 min.
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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System:   38%
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