Movies and TV shows like Heartbreak High

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Heartbreak High (1994)
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Heartbreak High (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Heartbreak High is a popular Australian television series that ran for five years from 1994 to 1999. The series dealt with the students of Hartley High, a tough high school in a multi-racial area of Sydney, and proved to be a more gritty and fast-paced show than many of its contemporaries. It was a spin-off of the 1993 Australian feature film The Heartbreak Kid which had featured Alex Dimitriades and Claudia Karvan. However, in later seasons the show shifted emphasis away from the school setting and the Poulos Family to the students' homes and hangout - the Shark Pool.
Style: touching, serious, emotional, realistic
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, teenager, teenage life, youth, teachers and students, ambition, suburbs, high school life, society, couples, lifestyle, buddies, suburban life, coming of age, drugs/alcohol, rivalry, underdog, dedicated educator, hardcase students, sexual content, up and down relationship, power relations, social relations, based on movie, school ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: australia, sydney australia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sincere films and TV series with plots about teenage life, youth, high school, teenager, coming of age, high school life and family relations mostly in Drama, Romance and Family genres. Some movies like Heartbreak High: One Tree Hill (2003), Puberty Blues (2012), Young Americans (2000), Cheaters (2000), Neighbours (1985). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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One Tree Hill (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Set in the fictional small town of Tree Hill, North Carolina, this teen-driven drama tells the story of two half brothers, who share a last name and nothing else. Brooding, blue-collar Lucas is a talented street-side basketball player, but his ...
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage life, family relations, couple relations, friendship, high school, basketball, teenage love, high school life, step siblings, rivalry, favoritism among siblings, athlete's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa
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100%
Puberty Blues (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Based on Kathy Lette and Gabrielle Carey's iconic novel, Puberty Blues tells the story of two girls, Debbie and Sue, of innocence lost and experience gained against the backdrop of Australia in the 1970s.
Style: realistic, touching, sincere, captivating, serious ...
Plot: coming of age, best friends, parents and children, youth, family relations, teenage life, teenager, couples, society, strong female presence, friends, innocence lost
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: australia
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57%
Young Americans (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Young Americans is an American television drama created by Steven Antin. The show debuted on July 12, 2000 on The WB network as a summer replacement for, and spin-off from, another Columbia TriStar Television production, Dawson's Creek. The ...
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage life, teenage love, fall in love, buddies, love and romance, coming of age, cross dressing, school, lifestyle, boarding school, cheating, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: maryland, usa, baltimore
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50%
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Cheaters (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In the fall of 1994, a teacher at Chicago's run-down Steinmetz High conspires with the school's academic decathlon team to cheat on an academic competition.
Style: clever, sincere, realistic, serious, offbeat
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, lifestyle, ambition, teachers and students, teenage life, society, dedicated educator, rivalry, contests and competitions, youth, social differences, cheating ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
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48%
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Neighbours (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Neighbours is an Australian television soap opera. It was first broadcast on the Seven Network on 18 March 1985. It was created by TV executive Reg Watson, who proposed the idea of making a show that focused on realistic stories and portrayed adults ...
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, emotional, sincere
Plot: suburbs, friendship, infidelity, cafe, family relations, wedding, love and romance, rivalry, youth, betrayal, siblings relations, suburban life ...
Time: 80s, 90s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century ...
Place: australia, melbourne australia
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45%
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 721
East Los High (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 26 min.
Story: East Los High is not your typical high school. Dance, sex, romance, and mystery are at the heart of this inner city school in East LA where two teenage cousins—Jessie, a 16-year-old virgin and Maya, a troubled runaway with a violent past —fall ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, melancholic, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: infidelity, teenage love, love and romance, dishonesty, teenage life, coming of age, friends, high school life, social relations, profanity, sexual content, high school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
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44%
 6.6
 3K
Odd Girl Out (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A mother and her daughter confront the intimidation of teen peer pressure and the emotionally brutalizing social rituals of high school.
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, high school, school, lifestyle, buddies, family relations, friendship, misfit, rivalry, youth, love and romance, teachers and students ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: sentimental, realistic, serious, touching, tense ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, friendship, school, teacher, family relations, teenager, life is a bitch, teachers and students, teenage love, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, 2010s, 21st century
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
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43%
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Home and Away (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Home and Away is set in the fictional town of Summer Bay, a coastal town in New South Wales, and follows the personal and professional lives of the people living in the area. The show initially focused on the Fletcher family, Pippa and Tom Fletcher ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, realistic, serious, saga
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, family relations, beach, teenage life, parents and children, dysfunctional family, first sex, family problems, couples, social relations, love affair, family life ...
Time: 90s, 80s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century ...
Place: australia
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43%
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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 ⇓
42%
 8.2
 795
School's Out! (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The Degrassi kids spend one last summer together.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, emotional
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, teenager, lifeguard, drunk driving, teenage pregnancy, college, innocence lost, sexual relations, hopes, youth, coming of age, young lovers ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Higher Ground (2000)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Higher Ground is an American-Canadian drama action television show shot outside Vancouver, British Columbia. The series ran from January 14, 2000 - June 16, 2000 and aired on Fox Family. It stars Joe Lando, Hayden Christensen, A.J. Cook, Meghan Ory, ...
Style: sincere, touching, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: teen drama, teens, family outing
Plot: hardcase students, dedicated educator, troubled teen, rebellion, young people, teenage life, youth, social problems, social misfits, understanding, juvenile delinquency, mountain ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
INXS : Never Tear Us Apart (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 180 min.
Story: The story of INXS, their personal lives and their rise to fame from Australian pubs to stadiums all around the world.
Style: captivating, emotional, atmospheric, psychological, serious ...
Plot: music, music band, rise and fall, showbiz, rising to stardom, celebrity culture, ambition, friendship, rock, musician's life, rise to the top, fame ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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2:37 (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A contemporary, ensemble drama telling the complex tale of six high school students whose lives are interwoven with situations that so many of today's youth are faced with. The story takes place during a normal school day. At precisely 2:37 a ...
Style: psychological, bleak, sincere, serious, contemplative ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: incest rape, high school, brother sister incest, teenage love, teenage life, social relations, youth, social misfits, society, unwanted pregnancy, homosexual, secret ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, south australia, adelaide south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Bikie Wars: Brothers in Arms (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Story: Bikie Wars: Brothers in Arms is a six-part Australian drama miniseries, screened on Network Ten on 15 May 2012. Bikie Wars is based on the book Brothers in Arms by Lindsay Simpson and Sandra Harvey. The screenplay was written by Greg Haddrick, Roger ...
Style: disturbing, tense, serious, rough, realistic ...
Plot: gang, gang war, crimes, rivalry, lifestyle, criminal heroes, deadly, violence spree, motorcycle chase, strong violent content, sexual content, profanity ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 3.9
 140
School (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ukraine
Duration: 50 min.
Story: When successful businesswoman Katya's daughter tries to commit suicide, she becomes an economics teacher in order to be closer to her daughter and understand what the kids are up to at school. At the same time, Alex, a new English teacher, ...
Style: romantic, captivating, realistic, sentimental
Audience: teen drama
Plot: first sex, teachers and students, school, teenager, youth, bitch, teenage life, manipulation, betrayal, friendship, teenage love, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ukraine
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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The Slap (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 354 min.
Story: The Slap is a bold, provocative television drama series that forensically examines the mores and morality of contemporary middleclass life. Based on Christos Tsiolkas’ bestselling novel, this 8–part drama serial traces the shattering ...
Style: realistic, psychological, emotional, captivating, serious ...
Plot: marital problem, introspection, family relations, family life, couples, parents and children, couple relations, adulthood, society, suburbs, friendship, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Life of a King (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Life of a King is the true story of one man's mission to give inner city kids of Washington DC something he never had - a future. After being incarcerated for eighteen years, Eugene Brown established the Big Chair Chess Club to get kids off the ...
Style: sincere, uplifting, touching, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dedicated educator, chess, changing lives, teenage life, ambition, rebellion, youth, redemption, hardcase students, society, rivalry, teachers and students ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 6.5
 260
2 Friends (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Two girls, at 15; Louise, in a prestigious girls' high school, and Kelly, who was admitted but forbidden by her father to attend. This is the end of their friendship, and from here the film progresses in a backwards time line to a final freeze ...
Style: emotional, surreal, non-linear, serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, road not taken, human nature, haunted by the past, college, school, parents and children, teenage life, high school, coming of age, best friends, friends ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Beyond the Break (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Beyond the Break is an American drama series set in Hawaii, that debuted on The N in June 2006.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sexy, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: surfing, teenage love, rise to the top, ambition, friendship, rivalry, overcoming, youth, lifestyle, teenage life, contests and competitions, sport ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: hawaii, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Everybody Dies But Me (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 80 min.
Story: One Monday morning Katya, Vika and Zhanna learn that there will be a school disco, their first disco, on the coming Saturday night. The girls feverishly start preparing for the event, which rapidly becomes the most important moment ever in their ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage life, youth, friendship, family relations, life is a bitch, high school life, dysfunctional family, parents and children, society, social decay, family problems, school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Getting of Wisdom (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The Getting of Wisdom is based on the 1910 novel by Henry Handel Richardson (born Ethel Florence Lindesay Richardson). Her novel is thought to be an account of her own schooldays at the Presbyterian Ladies College in Melbourne. The film is about a ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: love and romance, social misfits, society, coming of age, prodigy, misfit, youth, family relations, couples, friends, injustice, boarding school ...
Time: 19th century
Place: australia, melbourne, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Brides of Christ (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia, UK, Ireland
Story: Diane, a young woman growing up in Australia in the mid 1960s, walks away from her fiancé to join a convent after being sure she has a calling to the faith. The Catholic Church and its followers are struggling with huge changes. The Pope has died, ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching, emotional
Plot: nun, convent, abortion, bishop, clergy, rebelliousness, teachers and students, love affair, moral dilemma, introspection, self discovery, teenage life ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 3.9
 5K
Skins (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 42 min.
Story: A wild ride through the lives of a group of high school friends stumbling through the mine field of adolescence... and stepping on most of the mines as they go.
Style: realistic, semi serious, touching, sincere, sexual ...
Audience: teen drama, teens
Plot: teenage sex, high school, friendship, troubled teen, teenage life, youth, coming of age, teenage sexuality, drugs/alcohol, underage drinking, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, baltimore
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.2
 27K
Palo Alto (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Palo Alto weaves together three stories of teenage lust, boredom, and self-destruction: shy, sensitive April, torn between an illicit flirtation with her soccer coach and an unrequited crush on sweet stoner Teddy; Emily, who offers sexual favors to ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, touching, realistic, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, teenage life, teenage sexuality, high school life, high school student, unfulfillment, adolescence, youth, teenage girl, high school, loneliness, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Pregnancy Project (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The Pregnancy project tells the real story of Gaby Rodriguez, a seventeen-year-old who attended a Washington state high-school and made her senior school project the treatment of pregnant teenagers by pretending to be pregnant.
Style: touching, serious, sentimental, realistic, thought provoking
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, youth, high school, parents and children, family relations, pregnancy, dishonesty, teachers and students, power relations, social relations, high school life, teenager
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
To Sir, with Love II (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Mark Thackeray (Poitier) is a West Indian, who in the 1967 film had taken teaching in a London East End school. He spent twenty years teaching and ten in administrative roles. He has taught the children of his former pupils, but is now retiring.
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: high school, juvenile delinquency, teacher, urban ghetto life, idealism, city life, hardcase students, society, youth, dedicated educator, hopes, teachers and students ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Degrassi High (1987)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Degrassi Junior High is a Canadian CBC Television teen drama series that was produced from 1987-1989 as part of the Degrassi series. The show followed the lives of a group of students attending the titular fictional school. Many episodes tackled ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, friendship, high school life, looking for love, family relations, teenager, youth, teenage life, friends, society, love and romance, social relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Time Stands Still (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A Budapest high school in the beginning of the 1960s. Dinis suffers the torments of adolescence. His father had to leave Hungary after the uprise in 1956, and since then Dini's mother has had to take care of her two sons on her own. A friend of ...
Style: touching, emotional, rough, realistic, serious
Plot: rebellion, family problems, family relations, teenage life, high school, youth, romance, coming of age, family life, high school life, teenager, socialism ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Explosive Generation (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Peter Gifford is a likable, dedicated schoolteacher that teaches a senior life skills class. When student Janet Sommers brings up the topic of sex and dating, he asks students to write questions on the topic, and will cover them in the next class. ...
Style: sexual, realistic, serious, sexy, psychotronic
Plot: high school, teacher, student, couples, teenage life, school, high school life, looking for sex, idealism, urban ghetto life, teachers and students, power relations ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%