Movies and TV shows like Class of '96

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Class of '96 (1993)
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Class of '96 (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Class of '96 is an American drama series that aired on Fox from January to May 1993. The series was created by John Romano and filmed mostly at the University of Toronto.
Style: sentimental, serious, emotional, realistic
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: university, college life, best friends, college, youth, friendship, friends, teachers and students, love and romance, student life, follow your dream, hopes, lifestyle, buddies, studying, disorder, fish out of water, college graduate, power relations, social relations, bittersweet, exam, professor, dormitory, campus ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, new england

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Most similar movies to Class of '96

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sentimental films and TV series with plots about youth, lifestyle, friends, love and romance, friendship, college and teenage life mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Class of '96: The Paper Chase (1978), Felicity (1998), The Heights (1992), Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990), Recovery Road (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Paper Chase (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Critically lauded drama about the life and pressures of a group of students at a prestigious Eastern law school, with a strict and domineering contract-law professor named Charles Kingsfield, who alternately inspires and terrifies the students.
Style: clever, witty, contemplative, intellectual, talky ...
Plot: college, law school, ambition, youth, legal, coming of age, power relations, social relations, social activist, campus, college life, student life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
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95%
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Felicity (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Felicity Porter decides to follow her long time crush to college in New York City.
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic, talky
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: college, love triangle, love and romance, adulthood, couples, college life, looking for love, coming of age, romance, lifestyle, youth, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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86%
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The Heights (1992)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Heights is an American musical drama series that aired on the Fox network from August to November 1992.
Style: captivating, serious, sentimental, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: suburbs, friendship, youth, teenage life, rock, ambition, artists and showbiz, suburban life, music band, lifestyle, friends, buddies ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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, serious, realistic, romantic, uplifting
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage love, high school, friendship, teenage life, family relations, rich kid, youth, social issues, lifestyle, love and romance, up and down relationship, social relations ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, 20th century, 21st century, 2000s
Place: beverly hills, usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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Recovery Road (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Maddie is a teenage girl dealing with addiction who has a reputation as a party girl who doesn’t think she has a problem, until she’s confronted one day by her school guidance counselor and is forced to choose between expulsion and rehab. Maddie ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sincere, sentimental
Audience: teen drama, teens
Plot: high school life, addiction, youth, best friends, hopes, alcohol, teenage life, rehabilitation, life is a bitch, drug abuse, recovery, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Underemployed (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
TV show
Story: Five friends learn to deal with the harsh realities of life after college.
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, light, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: college graduate, friends, friendship, best friends, youth, unfulfillment, lifestyle, society, workplace, living together, workplace situations, petty job ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
The Best Years (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Best Years is a Canadian teen drama series set in Boston, Massachusetts. The series was created by producer and writer of Degrassi: The Next Generation, Aaron Martin. The first season was shown on Global in Canada and The N in the United States. ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, touching, sincere, sexy ...
Plot: college, student life, lifestyle, teenage life, social differences, friends, college life, youth, foster child, charity, upscale, university ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Fame L.A. (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Fame L.A. is an American drama series that aired in syndication from 1997-1998. It told the story of a drama/dance school in Los Angeles where students honed their talents while overcoming various personal problems. It starred Christian Kane, ...
Style: realistic, sincere, feel good, sentimental, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: ambition, performer's life, music, desire for fame, hopes, artists and showbiz, follow your dream, lifestyle, performance art, female student, student, performance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Greek (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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: college life, student, college, fraternity, youth, party, student life, friendship, ex couple relations, social relations, social climbing, lifestyle ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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So Young (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 131 min.
Story: In the brink of the 90s, 18-year-old Zheng Wei steps into her university life with a hopeful heart for love. She forms a great friendship with her roommates and united as a group, they embark on their university life together. Wei meets Chen ...
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, serious
Plot: lifestyle, fall in love, friendship, adolescence vs adulthood, college life, love and romance, university, coming of age, youth, break-up, breakup, best friends ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Party Never Stops: Diary of a Binge Drinker (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A promising track star, 18 year old Jesse Brenner struggles with binge drinking during her freshman year of college.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: college, family relations, lifestyle, best friends, youth, life is a bitch, college life, parents and children, alcohol abuse, underage drinking, strong female presence, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.9
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Summerland (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Summerland is an American drama television series created by Stephen Tolkin and Lori Loughlin. It is centered on a clothing designer in her 30s, Ava Gregory, raising her niece and nephews after their parents die in a tragic accident. They live in ...
Style: serious, touching, sincere, emotional, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: surfing, loss of parent, death of parent, family relations, love and romance, siblings relations, teenage life, beach, parents and children, family problems, life turned upside down, marijuana ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Big Shot: Confessions of a Campus Bookie (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Moyher's good boy Benny Silman from Brooklyn becomes an economics student at Arizona State University for the sun and sexy girls- and the proximity of gambling paradise Las Vegas. Benny aces his studies, being a mathematical genius, but the one ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, captivating
Plot: bookies, friendship, lifestyle, ambition, fall in love, culture clash, college life, buddies, follow your dream, youth, couples, gambling ...
Time: contemporary
Place: arizona, new york, las vegas, usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
A Separate Peace (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Gene and Finny are two boys who are best friends living in 1943, at the height of World War II. The idea that the boys will most likely be drafted when they turn eighteen is surrounding them, and they are practically forced to live their lives to ...
Style: touching, disturbing, sexual, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, betrayal, coming of age, friendship, youth, buddies, lifestyle, gender, love and romance, gays and lesbians, rebellion, soldier ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Beyond the Break (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Beyond the Break is an American drama series set in Hawaii, that debuted on The N in June 2006.
Style: serious, sexy, touching, realistic, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: surfing, friendship, rise to the top, ambition, teenage love, contests and competitions, rivalry, overcoming, youth, lifestyle, teenage life, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: hawaii, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Berkeley Square (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Three young women from very different backgrounds meet, become friends and share experiences when they all gain positions as nannies in the wealthy households of London's exclusive Berkeley Square.
Style: touching, sentimental, clever, realistic, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: nanny, butler, child abuse, bittersweet, friends, power relations, family relations, high society, social differences, friendship, love and romance, babies and infants ...
Time: 1900s, 19th century, 90s, edwardian era
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.9
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Happy Days (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 153 min.
Story: The movie revolves around eight youngsters, who become good friends in their freshman years when they join the college for their Bachelors in Engineering (B.E.). The life of these young minds, be it personal or that in college, is dealt with aplomb. ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching
Plot: friendship, college, graduation, student life, lifestyle, buddies, couples, coming of age, teachers and students, couple relations, university, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Hollywood Heights (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Loren (Brittany Underwood) a smart, shy and independent high school senior who has ambitions of being a songwriter, secretly sends her song lyrics to her celebrity crush, rock superstar Eddie Duran (Cody Longo). Loren's wildest dreams come true ...
Style: touching, realistic, captivating, psychological, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: cinderella story, follow your dream, musician, audition, star, fame, ambition, best friends, student, fall in love, backstage, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Young Americans (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, friends, cheating ...
Time: 90s
Place: maryland, usa, baltimore
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: high school, twins, sister sister relationship, twin sister, friends, siblings relations, teenage love, teenage life, mistaken identity, high school life, studying, disorder ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Relativity (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Relativity is an American drama television series which followed a twenty-something couple, Isabel Lukens and Leo Roth, and the lives and loves of their friends and siblings in Los Angeles. The short-lived ABC series was the product of ...
Style: talky, realistic, serious, sentimental
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: family relations, twenty something, couple relations, couples, friends, buddies, best friends, love and romance, romance, lifestyle, bittersweet, twentysomething life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Resurrection Blvd. (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Santiagos are a proud East Los Angeles Latino family whose hopes and dreams are rooted in the world of professional boxing.
Style: emotional, sentimental, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: lifestyle, ambition, human spirit, family life, youth, athlete's life, society, family drama, parents and children, coming of age, family relations, coming out ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Harrison Montgomery (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In a rundown apartment complex in San Francisco's Tenderloin, a septuagenarian seer is waiting for his final message. For decades the eccentric recluse has chronicled the phrases of the Wheel of Fortune and deciphered their hidden meaning - the ...
Style: serious, sincere, emotional, touching, realistic
Plot: elderly, friendship, follow your dream, lifestyle, family problems, buddies, hopes, love and romance, crimes, life is a bitch, danger, single parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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C.P.W. (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Central Park West is an American prime time television soap opera that ran from September 1995 to June 1996 on CBS. The series was created and executive produced by Melrose Place's Darren Star. As the title suggests, CPW was set in New York, in ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, emotional, sentimental
Plot: rivalry, workplace, lifestyle, couples, intern, power relations, boss and employee, urban, workplace situations, couple relations, workplace intrigue, city life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city, manhattan new york city
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42%
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Nordrand (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria, Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Vienna, 1995. Jasmin, Tamara, Valentin, Senad and Roman live near the northern border of Austria. Their lives repeatedly intersect and drift apart. The characters involved are young migrants from the former Yugoslavia, Romania, Poland and Austria ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, immigrants, life is a bitch, love and romance, society, misfit, youth, romance, social relations, friends, human nature, fish out of water ...
Time: 90s
Place: austria, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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East Los High (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 26 min.
TV show
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: serious, touching, realistic, exciting, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: infidelity, love and romance, teenage love, social relations, dishonesty, teenage life, coming of age, urban, friends, profanity, sexual content, high school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
To Serve Them All My Days (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 673 min.
TV show
Story: David Powlett-Jones has just returned to England from the trenches of WWI. He was injured and shell-shocked and, after a spell in hospital he gets a job teaching in a boys boarding school in S.W. England. He is not at all sure he can do the job, but ...
Style: serious, realistic, talky, clever, touching
Plot: boarding school, teachers and students, working class, human spirit, rise to the top, politics, hopes, society, ambition, war, college, wartime life ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 1910s, 20th century, 30s ...
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Mentor (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A thought-provoking drama about the power that a famous university professor holds over his students and assistants.
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: love triangle, power relations, dishonesty, manipulation, ambition, unfulfillment, university, friendship, college, mentor, power, teachers and students ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Manions of America (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 290 min.
TV show
Story: Film starring David Soul, Kate Mulgrew, Pierce Brosnan
Style: sentimental, emotional, serious, realistic, captivating
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: immigrants, american civil war, follow your dream, rise to the top, couple relations, lovers apart, renewed love, society, romance, unfulfillment, ambition, hopes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Dawson's Creek (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, captivating, touching, emotional, serious
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: friendship, small town, coming of age, love triangle, teenage life, high school life, couple relations, self discovery, romance, couples, introspection, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 1990s ...
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
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39%