Movies and TV shows like Freaks and Geeks

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

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Most similar movies to Freaks and Geeks

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and sentimental films and TV series with plots about teenage life, friendship, youth, teenager, high school, friends and teenage girl mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Freaks and Geeks: My So-Called Life (1994), Dazed and Confused (1993), The Breakfast Club (1985), Skins (2007), That '70s Show (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, teen drama
Plot: high school, high school hunk, teenage girl, first love, teenage daughter, family relations, coming of age, adolescence, teen romance, gay teenager, shyness, teenage crush ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
Dazed and Confused (1993)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 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, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: teenager, adolescence vs adulthood, high school, marijuana, adolescence, coming of age, stoners, friendship, graduation, teacher, bully, party ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976, 80s
Place: texas, usa, austin texas, california, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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: talky, humorous, realistic, semi serious, sincere ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, high school, teenager, adolescence vs adulthood, high school life, friendship, introspection, teenage angst, popular girl, rebelliousness, youth, teachers and students ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Skins (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
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, realistic, cynical, semi serious, sexy ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage life, sexual relations, underage drinking, looking for sex, homosexual, friends, youth, high school, party, friendship, siblings relations, high school life ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, 21st century, 2010s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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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, family relations, teenage love, group of friends, couple relations, parents and children, generation gap, adolescence vs adulthood, americana, first love, cannabis, suburbs ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
My Mad Fat Diary (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 47 min.
TV show
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, emotional, tragicomedy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: fat girl, teenage life, depression, youth, physical appearance, best friends, social misfits, teenage love, adolescence, first love, loneliness, high school life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1996
Place: england, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 8.1
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Daria (1997)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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: clever, witty, cynical, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: social misfits, antisocial behavior, sarcasm, school, loner, teenage life, high school life, everyday life, intelligence, best friends, society, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 ...
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: childhood, generation gap, friends, childhood sweetheart, coming of age, suburbs, americana, family relations, high school, family, love and romance, teenage life ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, humorous, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids, pre-teens, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, high school, family relations, school, college, friendship, teenage life, high school life, teenage love, power relations, supportive parent, siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: philadelphia, pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Awkward. (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
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, romantic ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, teenage life, popularity, youth, teenage love, shyness, loser, self esteem, student, high school life, classmate, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 11K
Red Oaks (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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, humorous, semi serious, sincere, feel good ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: nostalgia, coming of age, family relations, grownups, teenage protagonist, teenage sexuality, golf club, teen romance, first love, teenage boy, teenage love, teenage life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 16K
On My Block (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: A coming of age comedy following a diverse group of teenage friends as they confront the challenges of growing up in gritty inner-city Los Angeles.
Style: entertaining, funny, humorous, teen comedy
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, friendship, school, high school, young adult, adolescence, friendship between teens, teenage life, teenage love, teenage girl, pain, friendship gone bad ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A coming-of-age story based on the best-selling novel by Stephen Chbosky, which follows 15-year-old freshman Charlie, an endearing and naive outsider who is taken under the wings of two seniors. A moving tale of love, loss, fear and hope - and the ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, serious, talky ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, high school, first love, teenage love, friendship, high school life, teenage life, adolescence, teenager, suicide, shyness, social misfits ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, year 1991
Place: pittsburgh, pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Skins (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
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: sexy, realistic, semi serious, touching, sincere ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage sex, teen drug use, teenage sexuality, troubled teen, lesbian teen, high school, friendship, youth, teenage life, social relations, friends, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, baltimore
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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My Life as Liz (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 21 min.
TV show
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, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, friendship, youth, social relations, teenage life, high school life, power relations, parents and children, society, best friends, family relations, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 16K
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, touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: american football, cheerleading, coming of age, high school, high school life, first love, bully, friendship, romance, underdog, hopes, youth ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 24K
Greek (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: humorous, witty, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: student, college, college life, fraternity, youth, party, student life, sorority, friendship, teenager, ex couple relations, social climbing ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Inbetweeners (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Welcome to a world of futile crushes, sibling brawls, getting drunk too quickly and casting constant aspersions about your friends' sexuality.
Style: sitcom, humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, looking for sex, high school, bully, friendship between men, innocence lost, teenage sexuality, youth, popularity, friendship, sexual humor, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: england, europe, united kingdom, london, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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90210 (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, family relations, teenage life, friendship, high school hunk, teen romance, teenage love, friends, parents and children, siblings relations, social relations, high school student ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: beverly hills, california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 120K
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: thought provoking, sincere, stylized, realistic, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, older man younger woman relationship, age difference, friendship, graduation, teenage life, adolescence, best friends, blues, youth, suburbs, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indiana, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.5
 10K
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, compassionate, clever, thought provoking, visually appealing ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: friendship, high school, teenage life, physical appearance, misfit, small town, overweight child, teachers and students, freak, social relations, mentor, bullying ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
10 Things I Hate About You (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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: feel good, witty, semi serious, humorous, romantic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, teen drama
Plot: teenage love, opposites attract, teenage life, high school, cheerleader, battle of the sexes, love and romance, unlikely couple, high school life, fall in love, popularity, family relations ...
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, light, captivating, sexy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: coming of age, high school, loss of virginity, first sex, friendship, high school life, abortion, teenage love, unwanted pregnancy, youth, teacher, vandalism ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, southern california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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The Carrie Diaries (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
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: exciting, captivating, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: high school, teenage girl, youth, teenage life, first sex, boyfriend, high school life, high school hunk, friends, prom, gossip and rumors, shopping ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1984
Place: new york, connecticut, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Adventures of Pete & Pete (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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: surreal, not serious, witty, humorous, sitcom ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids, pre-teens
Plot: tunnel, small town, mischievous children, friends, disorder, family relations, small town life, teenage life, suburban life, friendship, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7K
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, parents and children, nothing goes right, coming of age ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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, pre-teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage life, family relations, parents and children, high school life, sister sister relationship, friendship, twin sister, lifestyle, youth, eccentric family, verbal byplay, teenage girl ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Sweet Valley High (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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: realistic, semi serious, sentimental, humorous
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: high school, twins, sister sister relationship, twin sister, friends, disorder, shopping, social relations, family relations, mistaken identity, teenage love, teenage life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 8.6
 693
State of Grace (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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: semi serious, sentimental, touching, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, teenage life, family relations, youth, family, family life, jewish family, child protagonist, teenager, friends, protective parent, best friends ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 8.2
 204
Hull High (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: semi serious, sentimental, realistic, humorous
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, teenage life, social relations, power relations, teachers and students, high school life, hip hop, youth, teacher student relationship, ethnic diversity, breakdance, female teacher ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%