Movies and TV shows like The Wonder Years

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The Wonder Years (1988)
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The Wonder Years (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: The Wonder Years is an American television comedy-drama created by Neal Marlens and Carol Black. It ran on ABC from 1988 through 1993. The pilot aired on January 31, 1988, following ABC's coverage of Super Bowl XXII. The show achieved a spot in the Nielsen Top Thirty for four of its six seasons. TV Guide named the show one of the 20 best of the 1980s. After only six episodes aired, The Wonder Years won an Emmy for best comedy series in 1988. In addition, at age 13, Fred Savage became the youngest actor ever nominated as Outstanding Lead Actor for a Comedy Series. The show was also awarded a Peabody Award in 1989, for pushing the boundaries of the sitcom format and using new modes of storytelling. The series won 22 awards and was nominated for 54 more. In 1997, "My Father's Office" was ranked #29 on TV Guide's 100 Greatest Episodes of All Time, and in the 2009 revised list the pilot episode was ranked #43. The TV show is named after the band, The Wonder Years.
Style: sitcom, touching, semi serious, sentimental, feel good, humorous, realistic, atmospheric, nostalgic, contemplative
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: childhood, generation gap, childhood sweetheart, high school, friends, family, family relations, americana, family life, love and romance, teenage life, siblings relations, first love, parents and children, family values, lifestyle, suburban life, suburbs, coming of age, teenager, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, teenage love, girl, love ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, sitcom and feel good films and TV series with plots about youth, family relations, teenage life, teenager, family, teenage girl and parents and children mostly in Comedy, Family and Drama genres. Some movies like The Wonder Years: The Goldbergs (2013), Family Ties (1982), Diff'rent Strokes (1978), That '70s Show (1998), Sister, Sister (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Goldbergs (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Before there were parenting blogs, trophies for showing up, and peanut allergies, there was a simpler time called the '80s. For geeky 11-year old Adam these were his wonder years and he faced them armed with a video camera to capture all the ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, realistic, feel good, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: father daughter relationship, family life, family relations, parents and children, childhood, overbearing parent, teenage life, family values, three generations, teenager, brother sister relationship, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, pennsylvania, usa
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Family Ties (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Former 1960s flower children Steven and Elyse Keaton raise their conservative son Alex, daughters Mallory and Jennifer, and later, youngest child Andrew.
Style: sitcom, realistic, humorous, semi serious, witty ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family, family relations, liberal, culture clash, hippie, lifestyle, parents and children, youth, siblings relations, teenage life, americana, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, ohio
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Diff'rent Strokes (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Diff'rent Strokes is an American television sitcom that aired on NBC from November 3, 1978, to May 4, 1985, and on ABC from September 27, 1985, to March 7, 1986. The series stars Gary Coleman and Todd Bridges as Arnold and Willis Jackson, two ...
Style: sitcom, realistic, touching, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: orphan, interracial adoption, family relations, foster child, adoption, brother brother relationship, african american, family, odd couple, family life, siblings relations, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa
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100%
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That '70s Show (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Crank up the 8-track and flash back to a time when platform shoes and puka shells were all the rage in this hilarious retro-sitcom. For Eric, Kelso, Jackie, Hyde, Donna and Fez, a group of high school teens who spend most of their time hanging out ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, realistic, not serious, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen drama
Plot: friendship, group of friends, teenage love, cannabis, teenager, generation gap, couple relations, parents and children, basement, first love, adolescence vs adulthood, americana ...
Time: 70s, 90s, 20th century
Place: wisconsin, usa
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60%
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Sister, Sister (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Sister, Sister is an American television sitcom starring identical twins Tia Mowry and Tamera Mowry. The premise of the show was that the girls were separated and adopted at birth, one to a single mother, one to a single father, and have met again ...
Style: sitcom, touching, semi serious, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: teens, kids, pre-teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage life, family relations, parents and children, high school life, teenage girl, sister sister relationship, friendship, biracial, twin sister, lifestyle, youth, eccentric family ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: detroit, usa
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100%
My So-Called Life (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: sentimental, sincere, serious, emotional, talky ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, kids, teen drama
Plot: high school, female protagonist, teenager, teenage daughter, first love, teenage girl, high school hunk, gay teenager, coming of age, friendship, teenage crush, adolescence ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Eight Is Enough (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Eight Is Enough is an American television comedy-drama series that ran on ABC from March 15, 1977, until August 29, 1981. The show was modeled after syndicated newspaper columnist Thomas Braden, a real-life parent with eight children, who wrote a ...
Style: sitcom, realistic, semi serious, touching, feel good ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, couples, remarry, family, single parent, love and romance, teenage life, couple relations, parents and children, looking for love, siblings relations, family life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, sacramento california
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100%
Boy Meets World (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
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, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, coming of age, family relations, school, college, teachers and students, friendship, teenage life, high school life, teenage love, power relations, supportive parent ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: philadelphia, pennsylvania, usa
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67%
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 7.4
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The Cosby Show (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The Cosby Show is an American television situation comedy starring Bill Cosby, which aired for eight seasons on NBC from September 20, 1984 until April 30, 1992. The show focuses on the Huxtable family, an upper middle-class African-American family ...
Style: sitcom, realistic, feel good, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, family values, parents and children, family life, couples, lifestyle, couple relations, teenage life, verbal byplay, siblings, black family, wealthy family ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: usa, new york, brooklyn new york city
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100%
The Brady Bunch (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: When widower Mike Brady marries a lovely lady widow Carol Ann, their two families become one. These are the misadventures of this new couple, their six children, a dog named Tiger, and quirky housekeeper Alice.
Style: sitcom, realistic, not serious, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: cheerleader, youth, family, large family, parents, children, siblings, family relations, architect, suburbs, optimism, couples ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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75%
Degrassi High (1987)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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, sentimental, sincere, touching ...
Audience: teens, kids, teen drama
Plot: teenage love, high school life, looking for love, friendship, family relations, friends, youth, teenage life, social relations, love and romance, society, teenager ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
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100%
Freaks and Geeks (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
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: humorous, light, semi serious, captivating, funny ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: nerd, friendship, social misfits, teenager, teenage life, weed, socially awkward, high school, social relations, cheerleader, teacher student relationship, coming of age ...
Time: 80s, year 1981, 90s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: detroit, usa, michigan
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67%
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Family Matters (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: A long-running dramedy centering on the Winslow family, a middle-class African American family living in Chicago, and their pesky next-door neighbor, ultra-nerd Steve Urkel. A spin-off of Perfect Strangers.
Style: sitcom, scenic, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing
Plot: mental illness, teenager, makeover, family relations, middle class, silly humor, social relations, disorder, goofy hero, lifestyle, youth, family ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
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Happy Days (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Happy Days is an American television sitcom that aired first-run from January 15, 1974 to September 24, 1984 on ABC. Created by Garry Marshall, the series presents an idealized vision of life in the mid-1950s to mid-1960s United States. The series ...
Style: sitcom, realistic, humorous, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: kids
Plot: friendship, love and romance, youth, teenage love, family life, coming of age, buddies, teenage life, siblings relations, parents and children, father son relationship, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century
Place: usa, milwaukee wisconsin, wisconsin
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100%
 6.7
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Full House (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Full House is an American sitcom television series. Set in San Francisco, the show chronicles widowed father Danny Tanner, who, after the death of his wife Pam, enlists his best friend Joey Gladstone and his brother-in-law Jesse Katsopolis to help ...
Style: sitcom, realistic, sentimental, touching, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens
Plot: father daughter relationship, family, single father, friends, friendship, single parent, family life, eccentric family, parents and children, siblings relations, precocious child, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
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100%
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Moesha (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Moesha was an American sitcom series that aired on the UPN network from January 23, 1996 to May 14, 2001. The series stars R&B singer Brandy Norwood as Moesha Mitchell, a high school student living with her family in the Leimert Park ...
Style: sitcom, realistic, semi serious, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: high school, black cast, family relations, blended family, best friends, lifestyle, family, youth, friends, parents and children, verbal byplay, family life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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100%
Saved by the Bell (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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, not serious, realistic, witty, feel good ...
Audience: teens, kids, pre-teens
Plot: high school, cheerleader, teenager, teachers and students, teenage girl, girl, school, rivalry, classmate, best friend, interracial friendship, psychopath ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Little House on the Prairie (1974)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Little House on the Prairie is an American Western drama television series, starring Michael Landon, Melissa Gilbert, and Karen Grassle, about a family living on a farm in Walnut Grove, Minnesota, in the 1870s and 1880s.
Style: sentimental, sincere, feel good, touching, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: farm, parents and children, family life, family relations, americana, family, small town, love and romance, small town life, social relations, romance, teachers and students ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 1870s
Place: minnesota, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 6.6
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Growing Pains (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Growing Pains is an American television sitcom about an affluent family, residing in Huntington, Long Island, New York, with a working mother and a stay-at-home psychiatrist father raising three children together, which aired on ABC from September ...
Style: sitcom, realistic, semi serious, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: family, teenager, family relations, psychiatrist, friends, society, love and romance, youth, family life, siblings relations, parents and children, suburbs ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.2
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7th Heaven (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: 7th Heaven is an American family drama television series, created and produced by Brenda Hampton. The series premiered on August 26, 1996, on The WB, the first time that the network aired Monday night programming, and was originally broadcast from ...
Style: semi serious, sentimental, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: child's point of view, family life, parents and children, suburbs, suburban life, society, parenthood, family relations, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Switched at Birth (2011)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The story of two teenage girls who discover they were accidentally switched as newborns in the hospital. Bay Kennish grew up in a wealthy family with two parents and a brother, while Daphne Vasquez, who lost her hearing at an early age due to a case ...
Style: touching, serious, sentimental, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, teen drama
Plot: deaf, sign language, mute or deaf, teenage life, switched at birth, relatives, school, parents and children, best friends, social relations, friends, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, kansas city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 19K
Lizzie McGuire (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Lizzie McGuire is an American live-action teen sitcom, which features an animated version of the title character performing soliloquy. The animated sequences were interspersed with the show's live-action sequences. It premiered on the Disney ...
Style: sitcom, semi serious, humorous, witty, feel good ...
Audience: kids, teens, pre-teens
Plot: female protagonist, friendship, teenage life, family relations, family, youth, siblings relations, school, disney, teenager, popular girl, teenage girl ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
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, romantic, serious, realistic, uplifting ...
Audience: teens, kids, teen drama
Plot: high school, teenage love, teenage life, rich kid, teenager, friendship, first sex, social issues, youth, love and romance, lifestyle, social relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s, 21st century
Place: beverly hills, usa, california, los angeles
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60%
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Flipped (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Juli meets Bryce in the second grade, she knows it's true love. After spending six years trying to convince Bryce the same, she's ready to give up - until he starts to reconsider.
Style: touching, feel good, sweet, sentimental, romantic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, kids, date night ...
Plot: first love, fall in love, childhood, school, childhood sweetheart, teenage love, love and romance, teenage life, adolescence, teen romance, teenage boy, high school life ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 21st century, contemporary, year 1963 ...
Place: usa, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Drake & Josh (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Drake & Josh is an American television sitcom created by Dan Schneider for Nickelodeon. The series follows the lives of two teenage boys with opposing personalities, Drake Parker and Josh Nichols, who become stepbrothers. Both actors had played ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, captivating, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: teens, kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: teenage life, siblings relations, family relations, lifestyle, family, prank, unlikely partners, deal, step siblings, adolescence vs adulthood, manipulation, disorder ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Girl Meets World (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: The adventures of relatable and adventurous Riley Matthews, the tween daughter of Cory and Topanga Matthews, and her bold best friend Maya as they traverse the twists and turns of teenage years at Manhattan's John Quincy Adams Middle School ...
Style: humorous, sitcom, realistic, feel good, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, teen drama
Plot: teenage girl, school, youth, supportive parent, family values, parents and children, teenager, teachers and students, teenage life, self discovery, family, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Good Luck Charlie (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Good Luck Charlie is an American television sitcom, which premiered on April 4, 2010, on Disney Channel. The series was created by Phil Baker and Drew Vaupen, who wanted to create a program that would appeal to entire families, as opposed to only ...
Style: sitcom, feel good, witty, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: large family, adolescence, diary, family relations, nurse, parents and children, family, parenthood, family values, youth, siblings relations, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Life As We Know It (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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: realistic, humorous, semi serious, sexy, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage love, high school, teenage life, teachers and students, infidelity, friends, adolescence vs adulthood, looking for sex, family relations, sexual relations, parents and children, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.7
 39K
iCarly (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: iCarly is an American teen sitcom that ran on Nickelodeon from September 8, 2007 until November 23, 2012. The series was created by Dan Schneider. It focuses on teenager Carly Shay, who creates her own web show called iCarly with her best friends ...
Style: sitcom, feel good, semi serious, humorous, captivating ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing
Plot: high school, teenager, teenage girl, friendship, popular girl, friends, teenage life, siblings relations, family, family relations, brother, sister ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s, 2000s, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.2
 4K
Unfabulous (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Unfabulous is an American children's television series that aired on Nickelodeon. The series is about an "unfabulous" 7th Grade middle school student named Addie Singer, played by Emma Roberts. The show, which debuted in late summer ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, feel good, sitcom
Audience: kids, family outing, teens
Plot: teenager, middle school, friendship, lifestyle, youth, teenage love, popular girl, family, best friends, teen angst, love and romance, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%