Movies and TV shows like Freaks and Geeks

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Freaks and Geeks (1999)
 8.8
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Freaks and Geeks (1999)
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: semi serious, humorous, light, captivating, clever, realistic, witty, sentimental, touching
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: weed, high school, teenage life, teacher, slacker, nerd, friendship, freak, social misfits, social relations, teenage love, brother sister relationship, high school student, geek, cheerleader, suburbs, retro, teenager, teacher student relationship, socially awkward, marijuana, high school life, youth, friends, family relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981, year 1980
Place: detroit, usa, michigan

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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, youth, teenager, high school, friendship, friends and coming of age mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Freaks and Geeks: Dazed and Confused (1993), My So-Called Life (1994), Skins (2007), Boy Meets World (1993), That '70s Show (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Dazed and Confused (1993)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The adventures of a group of Texas teens on their last day of school in 1976, centering on student Randall Floyd, who moves easily among stoners, jocks and geeks. Floyd is a star athlete, but he also likes smoking weed, which presents a conundrum ...
Style: feel good, talky, semi serious, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: teenager, coming-of-age, coming of age, adolescence, stoners, marijuana, high school, friendship, teacher, adolescence vs adulthood, party, small town ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976, 80s
Place: texas, usa, austin texas, california, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 ⇓
71%
 8.2
 73K
Skins (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 46 min.
Story: Irreverent comedy drama which follows the messy lives, loves, delirious highs and inevitable lows of a group of raucous teenage friends in Bristol.
Style: captivating, cynical, realistic, semi serious, sexual ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage life, sexual relations, drugs/alcohol, looking for sex, youth, siblings relations, high school life, party, high school, classmates, homosexual, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, 21st century, 2010s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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 ⇓
75%
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 8.1
 151K
That '70s Show (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
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, sentimental, not serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen comedy
Plot: friendship, parents and children, couple relations, generation gap, drugs/alcohol, first love, americana, teenage love, adolescence vs adulthood, suburbs, family relations, dating ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 9K
Red Oaks (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: A coming-of-age comedy set in the "go-go" 80s that is equal parts hijinks and heartfelt about a college student enjoying a last hurrah before summer comes to an end--and the future begins. David Myers, an assistant tennis pro at the Red ...
Style: captivating, sincere, semi serious, light, feel good ...
Audience: teen comedy, teen drama, teens, student film
Plot: nostalgia, coming of age, family relations, grownups, teenage protagonist, teen romance, teenage life, first love, teenage sexuality, teenage boy, golf club, teenage love ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 23K
Daria (1997)
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: witty, clever, cynical, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: social misfits, antisocial behavior, intelligence, teenage life, adolescence, loner, school, high school life, sarcasm, best friends, family relations, society ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 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 ⇓
67%
 7.3
 112K
Ghost World (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Two quirky, cynical teenaged girls try to figure out what to do with their lives after high school graduation. After they play a prank on an eccentric, middle aged record collector, one of them befriends him, which causes a rift in the girls' ...
Style: sincere, stylized, thought provoking, realistic, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, older man younger woman relationship, age difference, friendship, teenage life, adolescence, best friends, graduation, blues, youth, unlikely friendships, coming-of-age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, indiana, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 ⇓
100%
 7.5
 23K
Greek (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Casey Cartwright is poised to become the most powerful girl in the Greek system. Rusty, her little brother, is new on campus and he's the geek. But he sees Cyprus-Rhodes University as an opportunity to create a whole new identity.
Style: witty, humorous, sentimental, realistic, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: student, college life, college, youth, party, student life, friendship, ex couple relations, lifestyle, social relations, social climbing, sorority ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Wonder Years (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
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 ...
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: childhood, generation gap, childhood sweetheart, friends, suburbs, americana, family relations, teenager, high school, family, love and romance, teenage life ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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 ⇓
100%
 6.9
 14K
Lucas (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A socially inept fourteen year old experiences heartbreak for the first time when his two best friends -- Cappie, an older-brother figure, and Maggie, the new girl with whom he is in love -- fall for each other.
Style: feel good, realistic, humorous, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids, teen comedy
Plot: high school, coming of age, underdog, high school life, football, friendship, bittersweet, romance, cheerleading, friends, sport team, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, california, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Adventures of Pete & Pete (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The Adventures of Pete & Pete is an American children's television series produced by Wellsville Pictures and broadcast by Nickelodeon. The show featured humorous and surreal elements in its narrative, and many recurring themes centered on ...
Style: humorous, offbeat, witty, surreal, not serious ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: tunnel, small town, mischievous children, eccentric family, siblings relations, friendship, suburban life, suburbs, adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children, teenage life, small town life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 42K
90210 (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: 90210 revolves around several students at the fictional West Beverly Hills High School, including new Beverly Hills residents Annie Wilson and Dixon Wilson. Their father, Harry Wilson, has returned from Kansas to his Beverly Hills childhood home ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, romantic, captivating, serious
Audience: teen drama, teens
Plot: high school, family relations, friendship, teenage life, teenage love, friends, social relations, siblings relations, parents and children, power relations, teachers and students, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: beverly hills, california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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%
 6.5
 9K
Terri (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Terri, a pajama-clad, disaffected high school student learns how to engage the world with the help of Mr. Fitzgerald, his assistant principal.
Style: melancholic, depressing, compassionate, clever, humorous ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: friendship, high school, teenage life, misfit, physical appearance, small town, overweight child, freak, teachers and students, mentor, unlikely friendships, bullying ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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It's Kind of a Funny Story (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A clinically depressed teenager gets a new start after he checks himself into an adult psychiatric ward.
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, sweet, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: depression, mental illness, psychiatric ward, teenage love, teenage life, adolescence, coming of age, friends, friendship, psychiatrist, love and romance, shyness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 6K
Angus (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Angus is a large, pathetic 14 year old whose thoughts are most often filled with the image of one Melissa Lefevre. Angus is shy and thinks that he has no chance of ever 'getting' her. Being especially uncool, he is incredibly surprised ...
Style: feel good, humorous, sentimental, light, touching ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids, girls' night
Plot: friendship, prank, school, public humiliation, teenage life, misfit, teenage love, love and romance, high school, nothing goes right, parents and children, coming of age ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 ⇓
28%
Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Follows a group of high school students growing up in southern California, based on the real-life adventures chronicled by Cameron Crowe. Stacy Hamilton and Mark Ratner are looking for a love interest, and are helped along by their older classmates, ...
Style: humorous, feel good, captivating, light, sexy ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, girls' night, date night
Plot: coming of age, loss of virginity, high school, friendship, first sex, abortion, high school life, unwanted pregnancy, youth, teenage love, teacher, school dance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 ⇓
27%
 8.2
 579
State of Grace (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: State of Grace is an American comedy-drama series that ran for two seasons on the Fox Network's Fox Family channel during 2001 and 2002.
Style: sentimental, humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, teenage life, youth, family, family relations, family life, jewish family, teenager, child protagonist, jewish, school, friends ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 8.0
 169
Hull High (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Hull High is an American musical teen drama series which aired on the NBC television network in 1990. The series was created and executive produced by Gil Grant.
Style: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, realistic
Audience: teen drama, teens
Plot: high school, teenage life, hip hop, high school life, teachers and students, power relations, youth, social relations, teacher student relationship, music, rap, teacher ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 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 ⇓
50%
Archie's Final Project (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A teen coming-of-age romantic dramedy about a media-obsessed geek and the most beautiful and twisted girl in school.
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: suicide, hopes, obsession, media, teenage love, love and romance, misfit, filmmaking, teenage life, introspection, high school life, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.2
 10K
Sister, Sister (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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, humorous, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: family relations, teenage life, high school life, parents and children, twins, twin sister, eccentric family, youth, lifestyle, verbal byplay, friendship, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Greg is coasting through senior year of high school as anonymously as possible, avoiding social interactions like the plague while secretly making spirited, bizarre films with Earl, his only friend. But both his anonymity and friendship threaten to ...
Style: touching, semi serious, emotional, depressing, sweet ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: high school, cancer, friends, friendship, teenager, high school student, family relations, teenagers, adolescence, teenage life, high school life, best friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Remember the Daze (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: During the summer of 1999, a group of teenagers, through interconnected narratives, live through their last day of high school and prepare for the future. Holly, once the new girl in school, does whatever it takes to remain popular. Dawn, who is ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, touching, realistic
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: high school, juvenile delinquency, love and romance, teenage life, teenage love, adolescence vs adulthood, high school life, nightlife, friends, hardcase students, lifestyle, youth ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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