Movies and TV shows like Gilmore Girls

If you like "Gilmore Girls" you are looking for feel good, talky and realistic movies or TV shows about / with small town, female protagonist, mother daughter relationship, single mother, boyfriend, small town life and best friends themes of Comedy and Drama genre shot in USA.
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Gilmore Girls (2000)
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Gilmore Girls (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Set in the charming town of Stars Hollow, Connecticut, the series follows the captivating lives of Lorelai and Rory Gilmore, a mother/daughter pair who have a relationship most people only dream of.
Style: feel good, talky, realistic, witty, humorous, semi serious, sentimental, touching, odd, clever
Audience: family outing, girls' night
Plot: small town, female protagonist, mother daughter relationship, single mother, boyfriend, small town life, best friends, first love, student, looking for love, lifestyle, social relations, teenage life, friendship, friends, family relations, parents and children, everyday life, youth, family life, overbearing parent, teenager, family, love, private school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: connecticut, usa, yale university, new england

Most similar movies to Gilmore Girls

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 family relations, youth, teenage life, social relations, friendship, teenager and parents and children mostly in Comedy, Drama and Family genres. Some movies like Gilmore Girls: Hart of Dixie (2011), Life Unexpected (2010), The O.C. (2003), Bunheads (2012), Friends (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 370 min.
TV show
Story: Set nearly a decade after the finale of the original series, this revival follows Lorelai, Rory and Emily Gilmore through four seasons of change.
Style: talky, humorous, feel good, realistic, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mother daughter relationship, everyday life, thirtysomething life, mishap, loneliness, unhappiness, widow, single mother, dating, friendship between women, coming of age, love ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 7.7
 49K
Hart of Dixie (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: New Yorker Zoe Hart has it all figured out - after graduating top of her class from medical school, she'll follow in her father's footsteps and become a cardio-thoracic surgeon. But when her dreams fall apart, Zoe decides to work at a ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, light, romantic, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: small town, small town life, female doctor, lifestyle change, young woman, social relations, lifestyle, doctor, doctors and patients, newcomer, neighbor, fish out of water ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alabama, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
Life Unexpected (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Life Unexpected is a coming-of-age family drama that centers around 16-year-old Lux, who was given up for adoption at birth but never adopted. When she is put back into the custody of her estranged-since-high-school birth parents, Cate and Baze, the ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, semi serious, touching, humorous ...
Audience: teen drama, girls' night
Plot: foster child, teenager, adolescence vs adulthood, family relations, adolescence, parents and children, teenage life, immature, proposal, thirtysomething life, judge, family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 83K
The O.C. (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
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, realistic, intellectual
Audience: teen drama, teens
Plot: troubled teen, first love, best friends, family relations, teenage love, classmate, social differences, dating, lifestyle, parents and children, teenage life, social relations ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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 8K
Bunheads (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Michelle, a Las Vegas showgirl, impulsively marries a man, moves to his sleepy coastal town, and takes an uneasy role at her new mother-in-law's dance school.
Style: humorous, feel good, sentimental, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dance school, ballet, starting over, lifestyle, ballerina, lifestyle change, dancer, family, social relations, couples, small town, dancing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, nevada, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.9
 880K
Friends (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: The misadventures of a group of friends as they navigate the pitfalls of work, life and love in Manhattan.
Style: feel good, humorous, sitcom, witty, not serious ...
Audience: girls' night, family outing, teens
Plot: friendship, everyday life, best friends, looking for love, group of friends, love and romance, couple relations, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, friends, family relations, cafe, female friendship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Four best friends (Tibby, Lena, Carmen & Bridget) who buy a mysterious pair of pants that fits each of them, despite their differing sizes, and makes whoever wears them feel fabulous. When faced with the prospect of spending their first ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, touching, humorous, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: first love, coming of age, teenage girl, teenage love, female friendship, friendship, self discovery, letter, summer, best friends, teenage life, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: south carolina, greece, mexico, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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 18K
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, humorous, witty, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: teen comedy, kids, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, family relations, teenage life, youth, family, siblings relations, school, female protagonist, part animation, popular girl, indoor, high school life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Desperate Housewives (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Desperate Housewives is an American television comedy-drama-mystery series created by Marc Cherry and produced by ABC Studios and Cherry Productions. It aired Sundays at 9 P.M. Eastern/8 P.M. Central, on ABC from October 3, 2004, until May 13, 2012. ...
Style: witty, twists and turns, stylized, cynical, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: housewife, suburban life, female friendship, infidelity, family life, neighbor, social relations, family relations, couple relations, friendship, lifestyle, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 7.3
 8K
Good Witch (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 48 min.
TV show
Story: Cassie Nightingale, Middleton’s favorite enchantress, and her young-teenage daughter Grace, who shares that same special intuition as her mom, welcome Dr. Sam Radford and his son to town. When the New York transplants move in next to the Grey ...
Style: feel good, touching, semi serious, light, colourful ...
Audience: family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: witch, small town, mysterious character, social relations, romance, imaginary, supernatural, teenage life, single parent, father son relationship, mother daughter relationship, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Anywhere But Here (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In this adaptation of the Mona Simpson novel, single mother Adele August is bad with money, and even worse when it comes to making decisions. Her straight-laced daughter, Ann, is a successful high school student with Ivy League aspirations. When ...
Style: touching, feel good, contemplative, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: mother daughter relationship, coming of age, audition, family relations, hollywood, dream, teen angst, bittersweet, small town, small town life, teenage life, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1995
Place: los angeles, beverly hills, california, usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 32K
Parenthood (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Parenthood is an American comedy-drama television series developed by Jason Katims. Loosely based on the 1989 film of the same title, Parenthood tells of the Braverman clan which consists of an older couple, their four children and their families.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, touching
Plot: family life, family drama, responsibility, family relations, single parent, adolescence, marital problem, couple relations, siblings relations, parents and children, social relations, parenthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Northern Exposure (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: After receiving a scholarship from the state, a recent Columbia University medical school graduate is required to set up his practice in an eccentric Alaskan town.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, surreal, touching ...
Plot: small town life, fish out of water, opposites attract, small town, cold weather, love and romance, couple relations, human nature, doctors and patients, misfit, medical school, graduation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.5
 14K
Reba (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: After her dentist husband of 20 years leaves her for his dental hygienist, Reba Hart's seemingly perfect world is turned upside down.​
Style: sitcom, humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: single mother, dentist, family life, teenage life, parents and children, family problems, couples, youth, save the day, crumbling marriage, pregnancy, divorced parents ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 7K
Ed (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: After his wife leaves him and he's fired from his job at a high-profile New York city law firm, Ed Stevens moves back to his small hometown of Stuckeyville where he buys the local bowling alley and attempts to win the heart of his high school ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, touching, humorous, realistic
Plot: bowling, small town, homecoming, starting over, looking for love, couples, lifestyle, hotshot lawyer, best friends, workplace, old friend, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Girl in Progress (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: As single mom Grace juggles work, bills, and her affair with a married doctor, her daughter, Ansiedad, plots a shortcut to adulthood after finding inspiration in the coming-of-age stories she's reading for school.
Style: touching, semi serious, sentimental, humorous, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mother daughter relationship, couple relations, teenage life, coming of age, teenage girl, single parent, adolescence vs adulthood, youth, couples, family relations, parents and children, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
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: sincere, sentimental, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, teen drama
Plot: first love, high school hunk, high school, coming of age, family relations, teenage girl, teenage daughter, adolescence, teen romance, shyness, gay teenager, teenage crush ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 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: witty, humorous, sentimental, realistic, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: student, college, college life, fraternity, youth, party, student life, friendship, ex couple relations, social climbing, social relations, lifestyle ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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, realistic, sitcom, sentimental, thought provoking ...
Audience: teens, family outing, teen comedy, teen drama
Plot: school, coming of age, teenage girl, parents and children, best friends, family values, supportive parent, youth, family, self discovery, teachers and students, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: large family, adolescence, diary, nurse, family relations, parents and children, youth, family values, siblings relations, parenthood, family, suburban life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Liv and Maddie (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: The exploits of identical twins Liv, a former television star back home in Wisconsin and in the process of adding movie star to her credits, as well as beginning to focus on her music career, and Maddie, an outstanding student and basketball ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, feel good, not serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, girls' night
Plot: popularity, teenage life, twins, youth, rivalry, high school life, teenage girl, siblings relations, parents and children, family relations, supportive parent, actress ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.7
 74K
One Tree Hill (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: high school life, teenage life, step siblings, couple relations, family relations, friendship, basketball, friends, teenage love, high school, girlfriend, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 12K
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, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: family relations, teenage life, high school life, parents and children, sister sister relationship, friendship, twin sister, eccentric family, lifestyle, youth, verbal byplay, teenage girl ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The New Adventures of Old Christine (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Single working mom Christine Campbell has just learned that her ex is dating a much younger woman with the same first name. To avoid any confusion, the new girlfriend is dubbed New Christine, which leaves her with the unfortunate nickname Old ...
Style: sitcom, touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Audience: girls' night
Plot: parents separation, ex couple relations, family relations, lifestyle, friendship, parents and children, singleness, single parent, owner, thirtysomething life, couples, female protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, realistic, captivating
Audience: family outing, teen drama
Plot: sign language, mute or deaf, best friends, teenage life, family relations, deaf, relatives, social relations, friendship, friends, family life, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, kansas city
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.3
 3K
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: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic, sitcom
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: teenager, friendship, lifestyle, youth, teenage love, middle school, teen angst, family, best friends, popular girl, friends, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 57 min.
TV show
Story: It’s 1958 Manhattan and Miriam “Midge” Maisel has everything she’s ever wanted - the perfect husband, kids, and Upper West Side apartment. But when her life suddenly takes a turn and Midge must start over, she discovers a previously unknown ...
Style: witty, feel good, captivating, atmospheric, uplifting
Plot: female protagonist, divorce, jewish family, comedian, career, husband wife relationship, judaism, stand up comedian, breakup, jewish, fashion, single mother ...
Time: 1950s, 50s
Place: manhattan new york city, manhattan, new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
Dancer, Texas Pop. 81 (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Four guys, best friends, have grown up together in DANCER, TEXAS POP. 81, a tiny town in West Texas. Years ago, they made a solemn vow to leave town together as soon as they graduate. Now, it's that weekend and the time has come to "put up ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, realistic, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, friendship, coming of age, high school, small town life, teenage life, americana, family relations, graduation, social relations, friends, best friends ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: texas, california, new jersey, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 939
My Life as Liz (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
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, humorous, realistic, witty, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, friendship, social relations, youth, family relations, high school life, society, lifestyle, best friends, parents and children, power relations, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 8.2
 622
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, humorous, sentimental, touching, realistic ...
Plot: teenage life, friendship, family life, family relations, family, youth, jewish family, child protagonist, teenager, protective parent, school, coming of age ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: usa, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%