Movies and TV shows like Young Americans

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Young Americans (2000)
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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 series was originally ordered for the fall 1999-2000 season but was delayed due to unresolved matters between the ColumbiaTriStar and The WB. The main character, Will Krudski, was introduced late in season three of Dawson's Creek as a childhood friend of the group who has kept in contact with Pacey Witter. Will goes to Capeside to visit with old friends while on spring break. After briefly dating Andie McPhee he returns to Raleigh. The show explores themes of forbidden love, morality, social classes and gender roles.
Style: touching, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage life, cross dressing, teenage love, fall in love, love and romance, buddies, school, coming of age, lifestyle, high school, youth, friends, cheating, student life, incest, sexuality, teenage boy, casting, boarding school, rich, gender bending, gender, summer school, boarding school life, teenager ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, maryland, baltimore

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Most similar movies to Young Americans

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, humorous and touching films and TV series with plots about youth, teenage life, high school, friends, teenager, coming of age and love and romance mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Young Americans: Awkward. (2011), Euphoria (2019), Dawson's Creek (1998), Gossip Girl (2007), Odd Girl Out (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: light, realistic, sitcom, humorous, romantic ...
Audience: teens, kids, teen drama
Plot: high school, teenage life, popularity, teenage girl, youth, high school life, shyness, loser, self esteem, student, friendship, teenage love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 8.4
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Euphoria (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: A group of high school students navigate love and friendships in a world of drugs, sex, trauma, and social media.
Style: thought provoking, depressing, captivating, realistic, psychedelic ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenager, drug addict, sex, teenage life, high school, youth, drugs, sexuality, strong sexual content, school, lgbt, mental illness ...
Time: 2020s, 2010s
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100%
 6.7
 41K
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: emotional, touching, realistic, captivating, light ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, teen drama
Plot: friendship, teenage life, small town, love triangle, coming of age, romance, couples, high school life, couple relations, self discovery, homosexual, teenager ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
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67%
 7.4
 172K
Gossip Girl (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Gossip Girl is an American teen drama television series based on the book series of the same name written by Cecily von Ziegesar. The series, created by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, originally ran on The CW for six seasons from September 19, ...
Style: romantic, witty, talky, stylized, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, teen drama
Plot: high school, popularity, gossip and rumors, teenage love, high school life, friends, youth, love triangle, lifestyle, adolescence, betrayal, school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa
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100%
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Odd Girl Out (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A mother and her daughter confront the intimidation of teen peer pressure and the emotionally brutalizing social rituals of high school.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: teenage love, high school, high school life, school, friendship, family relations, lifestyle, buddies, teachers and students, teenage life, friends, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
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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: teenage love, infidelity, love and romance, coming of age, dishonesty, teenage life, social relations, lesbian, lgbtq, sexual content, high school life, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
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46%
 6.4
 920
Swimming (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Two girl friends in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina find their relationship changing as they encounter new arrivals to the town.
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, friendship, best friends, youth, couple relations, teenage life, small town life, fall in love, teenage love, self discovery, romance, gender ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, south carolina
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40%
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The Art of Getting By (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: George, a lonely and fatalistic teen who's made it all the way to his senior year without ever having done a real day of work, is befriended by Sally, a popular but complicated girl who recognizes in him a kindred spirit.
Style: witty, sentimental, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: teenage love, teenager, high school, friendship, youth, coming of age, teenage life, philosophy, friends, love and romance, homework, art ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Heartbreak High (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Heartbreak High is a popular Australian television series that ran for five years from 1994 to 1999. The series dealt with the students of Hartley High, a tough high school in a multi-racial area of Sydney, and proved to be a more gritty and ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, feminist, hardcase students, society, underdog, youth, coming of age, buddies, dedicated educator, rivalry, lifestyle, ambition ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: australia, sydney australia
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100%
 6.2
 1K
Happyland (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 21 min.
TV show
Story: Having grown up in a world of manufactured happiness, Lucy, the cynical teenage daughter of a idealistic theme park princess mom, wants to get out and experience something real. When Ian, the new park owner's son, arrives and sweeps her off her ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: parents and children, fall in love, dysfunctional family, workplace situations, love and romance, teenage love, workplace, amusement park, teenage life, high school, teenager, family secret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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39%
Sex and the USA (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Thirteen year old Audrey Shaw is new to Bellweather, California and certain shell never fit in when she meets Krista Rich, the pretty, popular girl she aspires to be "or be with" shes just not sure. In a conservative California town, ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, sexy, sexual
Audience: teens
Plot: friends, society, lifestyle, youth, friendship, teenage life, coming of age, high school life, innocence lost, teenager, high school, drugs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.8
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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, realistic, sincere, emotional
Audience: teens
Plot: surfing, family relations, love and romance, siblings relations, teenage life, family problems, life turned upside down, parents and children, childhood, high school, beach, marijuana ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.7
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Rebelde Way (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Argentina
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Rebelde Way is a Martín Fierro Award—nominated Argentine soap opera created and produced by Cris Morena. It originally aired from 26 May 2002 to 18 December 2003. The series was broadcast in many countries worldwide, including Peru, Germany, ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school life, boarding school life, friends, teenage love, love and romance, boarding school, teenage life, friendship, youth, music, music band, teachers and students ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.1
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Zoey 101 (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Zoey 101 is an American television series which originally aired on Nickelodeon from January 9, 2005 until May 2, 2008. It focuses on the lives of teenager Zoey Brooks and her friends as they attend Pacific Coast Academy, a fictional boarding school ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, sitcom, realistic, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, pre-teens, teen drama
Plot: boarding school life, teenage life, teenage love, boarding school, battle of the sexes, teenager, teachers and students, lifestyle, youth, best friends, friendship, male female relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Everybody's Doing It (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Angela and Travis consider having sex for the first time just as their high school starts up an abstinence education program. Making matters worse, a "good girl" collects abstinence pledges from students and blows the whistle on Angela and ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, teenage love, adolescence vs adulthood, couples, buddies, love and romance, battle of the sexes, youth, lifestyle, peer pressure, school, sexual relations ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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32%
Higher Ground (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Higher Ground is an American-Canadian drama action television show shot outside Vancouver, British Columbia. The series ran from January 14, 2000 - June 16, 2000 and aired on Fox Family. It stars Joe Lando, Hayden Christensen, A.J. Cook, Meghan Ory, ...
Style: sincere, serious, emotional, touching, realistic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, teen drama
Plot: troubled teen, hardcase students, dedicated educator, rebellion, boarding school, social problems, social misfits, understanding, teenage life, youth, juvenile delinquency, troublemaker ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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: sexy, touching, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: surfing, teenage love, rise to the top, friendship, ambition, youth, lifestyle, contests and competitions, overcoming, sport, teenage life, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: hawaii, usa
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31%
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Crazy (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Benjamin is a 16 year old half-side spastic with lousy grades in math, who switches to a boarding school to reach grammar school. Acclimatization to the new environment is difficult in the first place and he has to struggle with the various problems ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, sincere, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: puberty, friendship, coming of age, paralysis, first sex, boarding school, fall in love, teenage love, social relations, love and romance, youth, teenage life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: europe, germany, bavaria
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 ⇓
30%
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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, cynical, realistic, sexy, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage life, friends, sexual relations, youth, underage drinking, high school, high school life, friendship, party, homosexual, looking for sex, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, 21st century, 2010s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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 ⇓
28%
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South of Nowhere (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: South of Nowhere is an American teen drama television series created by Thomas W. Lynch. Aimed primarily at teenagers, it first aired on November 4, 2005 and was one of six original series on The N. The second half of the third and final season ...
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, humorous, captivating ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: lesbian, lesbian relationship, lesbian sex, teenage life, coming out, lesbian teen, teenage love, struggle, youth, gays and lesbians, reconciliation, starting over ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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28%
 4.9
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Winter Break (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Viscerally experience a "year off" in Aspen, Colorado with a group of recent college grads who have elected to defer graduate school and career opportunities to ski, snow-board, climb, party, fall in love and basically live life to its ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: fall in love, young lovers, friendship, adolescence vs adulthood, teenage life, resort, buddies, youth, lifestyle, love and romance, ambition, college life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.1
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Valley (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 86 min.
Story: This is the story of three sensitive teens who are forced to deal with violence at home, violence at school. It is a story of friendship, of love and hate, where the adolescents world is revealed as cruel and beautiful, a world where the desire to ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, suspenseful, gloomy
Plot: teenage life, teenage love, friendship, buddies, love and romance, youth, graphic violence, family relations, domestic violence, friends, coming of age, adolescence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel
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27%
 6.2
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Vicious Circle (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Story: Shot on digital , HD and 8 mm. Filmed through both sides of North America. 'Vicious Circle' pushes the limits of what can be accomplished on a bike. Featuring the first ever 65 foot 'Double Road Gap' , some of the gnarliest ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, captivating
Plot: lifestyle, false accusation, fall in love, teenage life, youth, society, love and romance, destructive relationship, family relations, half brother, skateboard, teenage boy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: realistic, touching, captivating, psychological, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: cinderella story, follow your dream, musician, best friends, fame, audition, ambition, talented, fan, backstage, fall in love, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, sexy, sincere, touching ...
Plot: college, teenage life, student life, lifestyle, social differences, foster child, college life, youth, friends, upscale, charity, young adult ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%