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Popular (1999)
 7.3
 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 situation on top of regular teenage girl problems.
Style: humorous, emotional, realistic, witty, semi serious
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: popularity, peer pressure, high school, cheerleader, homosexual, step siblings, teenage life, youth, friendship, misfit, high school life, lifestyle, rise to the top, leadership, teenage love, friends, couples, social misfits, social climbing, rivalry, football, sport, family relations, love and romance, satire ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s, 21st century, 1990s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and feel good films and TV series with plots about youth, high school life, high school, teenage life, friendship, friends and love and romance mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Popular: My So-Called Life (1994), Awkward. (2011), My Mad Fat Diary (2013), Gossip Girl (2007), Life As We Know It (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, teen drama
Plot: high school hunk, first love, family relations, teenage girl, teenage daughter, high school, adolescence, teen romance, shyness, teenage crush, crush, coming of age ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ 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: emotional, realistic, serious, touching, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night, teen drama, teens
Plot: high school, family relations, teenage pregnancy, teenage life, parents and children, youth, coming of age, friendship, suburbs, teenager, high school student, introspection ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 42K
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: realistic, humorous, light, not serious, ironic ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: high school, teenage life, teenage love, loser, adolescence, high school life, youth, classmate, self esteem, friends, popularity, classmates ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: 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, feel good, humorous, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage life, coming of age, school, love and romance, teenage love, parents and children, best friends, youth, family relations, high school life, couples, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: england, europe, new zealand, london, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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, sentimental, tragicomedy, emotional ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: fat girl, teenage life, best friends, depression, youth, social misfits, physical appearance, teenage love, adolescence, loneliness, high school life, friendship ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century, year 1996
Place: england, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 149K
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, talky, stylized, serious, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, teen drama, date night
Plot: teenage love, high school, popularity, youth, love triangle, lifestyle, betrayal, friends, gossip and rumors, love and romance, high society, adolescence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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, light, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage love, high school, teenage life, masturbation, teachers and students, infidelity, adolescence vs adulthood, looking for sex, family relations, love and romance, parents and children, young lovers ...
Time: contemporary
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.4
 11K
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: feel good, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, romantic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: teenage love, opposites attract, popularity, teenage life, youth, high school life, high school, beauty pageant, friendship, friends, social relations, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 4.4
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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: light, feel good, humorous, romantic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: teenage love, teenage life, best friends, youth, love and romance, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, mother daughter relationship, high school life, friendship, happy ending, parents and children, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.3
 10K
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: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: teenage love, high school life, high school hunk, wooing, high school, teenage life, lifestyle, love and romance, youth, family relations, nightlife, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.6
 34K
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, touching, captivating, serious
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, teen drama
Plot: love triangle, friendship, small town, coming of age, teenage life, couple relations, high school life, self discovery, romance, couples, introspection, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 1990s ...
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.8
 178K
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, touching, not serious ...
Audience: teen comedy, teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: high school, popularity, teen romance, youth, fashion, teenage life, satire, teenage love, opposites attract, couples, love and romance, friends ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: beverly hills, los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.4
 14K
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: realistic, humorous, not serious, light, disturbing
Audience: teen comedy, teens
Plot: lesbian, high school life, lgbt, lesbian relationship, best friends, popularity, youth, teenage life, friends, female friendship, high school, high school hunk ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: humorous, feel good, entertaining, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: teens, teen drama, girls' night, date night
Plot: teenage love, opposites attract, love and romance, unlikely couple, teenage life, high school, youth, fall in love, battle of the sexes, romance, overprotective parent, cheerleader ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.8
 18K
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: humorous, feel good, romantic, sexy, light ...
Audience: teen comedy, teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: opposites attract, prom, high school, school, friendship, teenage life, love and romance, school dance, youth, misfit, friends, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.5
 7K
The Heirs (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 55 min.
Story: Heirs follows a group of privileged, elite high school students as they are groomed to take over their families' business empires. These wealthy students seem to have everything under control–except their love lives. Kim Tan is heir to the ...
Style: humorous, intense, romantic, semi serious, emotional ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: high school, rich and poor, love and romance, teenage love, romance, family business, rich man poor woman, teenage life, youth, social differences, love triangle, high school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: captivating, exciting, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: high school, gossip and rumors, youth, high school hunk, teenage girl, teenage life, first sex, boyfriend, high school life, prom, first love, single parent ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1984
Place: new york, usa, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
High School Musical 3: Senior Year (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: It's almost graduation day for high school seniors Troy, Gabriella, Sharpay, Chad, Ryan and Taylor ― and the thought of heading off in separate directions after leaving East High has these Wildcats thinking they need to do something ...
Style: feel good, realistic, humorous, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: high school, teenage love, friendship, high school life, prom, couples, couple relations, buddies, friends, high school hunk, love and romance, music ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: usa, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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: romantic, witty, humorous, light, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, chick flick, date night, girls' night ...
Plot: high school, opposites attract, teenage life, fall in love, unlikely couple, teenager, teenage love, youth, love and romance, teen romance, romance, high school student ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: seattle washington, seattle, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, sentimental, semi serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: twins, high school, social relations, friends, shopping, family relations, disorder, best friends, youth, love and romance, studying, high school life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: sitcom, humorous, feel good, witty, not serious ...
Audience: teen comedy, pre-teens, teens
Plot: high school, boss, cheerleader, high school life, friendship, teenage love, young love, adolescence vs adulthood, teachers and students, teenage life, studying, childhood sweetheart ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.6
 924
My Life as Liz (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Story: My Life as Liz is a mockumentary style American television series that centers on the life of Liz Lee, a misfit high-school senior living in small town Texas. The series debuted on MTV on January 18, 2010. The first season finale aired on March 8, ...
Style: semi serious, witty, humorous, realistic, offbeat
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, youth, social relations, friendship, high school life, lifestyle, teenage life, best friends, parents and children, power relations, family relations, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.5
 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, romantic, sentimental, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: high school life, teenage love, friendship, teachers and students, boarding school life, love and romance, youth, music band, boarding school, music, friends, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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: humorous, realistic, semi serious, sincere, talky ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, date night, kids, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, high school, teenager, adolescence vs adulthood, high school life, introspection, teachers and students, teenage love, friendship, teenage angst, youth, coming-of-age ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 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, sexual ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: high school, coming of age, young lovers, best friends, musician's life, lifestyle, romance, teenage life, teenage love, music band, suburbs, innocence lost ...
Time: 90s
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.5
 79K
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, intellectual, realistic
Audience: teen drama, teens
Plot: troubled teen, best friends, family relations, social differences, classmate, teenage love, dating, lifestyle, first love, parents and children, lawyer, sexual activity ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Art of Getting By (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: George, a lonely and fatalistic teen who's made it all the way to his senior year without ever having done a real day of work, is befriended by Sally, a popular but complicated girl who recognizes in him a kindred spirit.
Style: witty, semi serious, realistic, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: teenage love, friendship, youth, teenage life, friends, love and romance, teenager, high school, philosophy, rebellious youth, mentor, painting ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, united states, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: sitcom, realistic, semi serious, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, teen drama, pre-teens, teens, kids
Plot: family relations, coming of age, school, college, high school, friendship, teenage life, high school life, teenage love, supportive parent, power relations, best friends ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 2000s
Place: philadelphia, pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Everybody's Doing It (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Angela and Travis consider having sex for the first time just as their high school starts up an abstinence education program. Making matters worse, a "good girl" collects abstinence pledges from students and blows the whistle on Angela and ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, teenage life, couples, buddies, love and romance, battle of the sexes, lifestyle, youth, adolescence vs adulthood, sexual relations, school, politics ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.8
 558
Falcon Beach (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Set in a quiet town where locals and summer visitors mingle, and relationships change as quickly as the tide. Will the hot days of summer prove long enough to resolve the abundant seduction and scandal of Falcon Beach?
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, emotional
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: family relations, youth, friends, love and romance, social differences, environmentalism, culture clash, small town, small town life, mogul, friendship, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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