Movies and TV shows like The Secret Life of the American Teenager

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The Secret Life of the American Teenager (2008)
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The Secret Life of the American Teenager (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Amy and her friends at Grant High learn to define themselves while they navigate the perilous waters of contemporary adolescence. Between their love triangles, secrets, drama, accusations, gossip, confusion, and scandalous rumors, there's never a dull moment.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, touching, suspenseful, sincere
Audience: teen drama, girls' night, teens
Plot: teenage pregnancy, high school, family relations, teenage life, parents and children, youth, teenager, coming of age, friendship, suburbs, teenage boy, high school student, introspection, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, grownups, transformation, rock, family life, high school hunk, cheerleader, high school life, siblings relations, protective parent, step siblings ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california

Most similar movies to The Secret Life of the American Teenager

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, semi serious and humorous films and TV series with plots about youth, teenage life, family relations, high school, friendship, coming of age and love and romance mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Secret Life of the American Teenager: Switched at Birth (2011), The Spectacular Now (2013), One Tree Hill (2003), 10 Things I Hate About You (1999), The Fosters (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, friendship, social relations, friends, family life, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, kansas city
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80%
The Spectacular Now (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A hard-partying high school senior's philosophy on life changes when he meets the not-so-typical "nice girl."
Style: sincere, touching, semi serious, serious, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, teenager, teenage love, teenagers, teenage life, youth, coming-of-age, family relations, first sex, couples, drinking problem, classmate ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa, philadelphia, california, new jersey
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100%
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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, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Audience: teen drama, teens
Plot: high school life, teenage life, family relations, friendship, couple relations, basketball, friends, teenage love, high school, step siblings, girlfriend, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
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, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, teen drama, girls' night, date night
Plot: teenage love, teenage life, opposites attract, love and romance, high school, unlikely couple, battle of the sexes, cheerleader, popularity, high school life, family relations, social awkwardness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Fosters (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Stef Foster, a dedicated police officer, and her partner Lena Adams, a school vice principal, have built a close-knit, loving family with Stef's biological son from a previous marriage, Brandon, and their adopted twins, Mariana and Jesus. Their ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, touching, melancholic, sincere ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: gays and lesbians, foster child, lesbian, foster home, family problems, lesbian mother, adoption, troubled teen, teenage life, step siblings, supportive parent, family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Mom at Sixteen (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Pregnant sixteen year old Jacey's well-meaning mother forces her to keep the birth a secret and decides to raise the baby as her own.
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage pregnancy, adoption, mother daughter relationship, parents and children, family problems, youth, teenage life, adolescence vs adulthood, high school life, unwanted pregnancy, babies and infants, social worker ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ 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, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: childhood, generation gap, friends, childhood sweetheart, coming of age, suburbs, americana, family relations, teenager, high school, family, family life ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Last Song (2010)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A drama centered on a rebellious girl who is sent to a Southern beach town for the summer to stay with her father. Through their mutual love of music, the estranged duo learn to reconnect.
Style: touching, serious, sentimental, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: fall in love, teenage life, youth, teenage love, teen romance, love, family relations, parents and children, estrangement, love and romance, coming of age, pianist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: georgia, usa, ireland, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Popular (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Brooke McQueen, a popular cheerleader at Jacqueline Kennedy High School, and Sam McPherson, the editor of the school paper, are polar opposites. When their single parents unexpectedly meet and get engaged, Brooke and Sam have to deal with their new ...
Style: emotional, witty, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama, teen comedy
Plot: popularity, peer pressure, high school, cheerleader, homosexual, step siblings, teenage life, friendship, high school life, rise to the top, lifestyle, leadership ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 2000s, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Boys Over Flowers (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 70 min.
TV show
Story: A working class girl winds up at an exclusive prep school. Unassuming high school girl Jan Di stands up to -- and eventually falls for -- a spoiled rich kid who belongs to the school's most powerfu clique.
Style: touching, romantic, sentimental, twists and turns, social realism ...
Audience: girls' night, teen drama, teens, date night
Plot: opposites attract, cinderella story, high school hunk, rich man poor woman, teen romance, love triangle, teenage love, high school, friendship, teenage life, class differences, high school life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, south korea
⇓ 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%
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SLiDE (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The exploits of five 17-year-olds smashing their way into adulthood.
Style: sincere, captivating, humorous, psychological, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenager, friendship, teenage love, coming of age, teenage life, best friends, party, youth, jealousy, friends, crush, shallowness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
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Baby Daddy (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Baby Daddy follows Ben, a young man in his early 20s living the life of a bachelor in New York City with his buddy, Tucker, and his brother, Danny. Their lives are turned upside down when they come home one day to find a baby girl left on the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sitcom, sincere ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: baby, babies and infants, responsibility, parents and children, single father, roommate, family relations, hockey player, youth, family, crush, friends in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
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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: realistic, sentimental, romantic, captivating, serious
Audience: teen drama, teens
Plot: high school, family relations, friendship, teenage love, teenage life, friends, social relations, siblings relations, parents and children, power relations, teachers and students, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: beverly hills, california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Carrie Diaries (2013)
Genre: Comedy, 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: captivating, exciting, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: high school, youth, gossip and rumors, teenage girl, high school hunk, teenage life, first sex, teenage boy, boyfriend, high school life, prom, friends ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1984
Place: new york, usa, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
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Victorious (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Victorious is an American sitcom created by Dan Schneider that originally aired on Nickelodeon from March 27, 2010 until February 2, 2013. The series revolves around aspiring singer Tori Vega, a teenager who attends a performing arts high school ...
Style: feel good, realistic, semi serious, humorous, sitcom
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: teachers and students, high school, hollywood, high school life, teenage life, friends, music, love and romance, teenage girl, lifestyle, singer, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.6
 33K
iCarly (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: iCarly is an American teen sitcom that ran on Nickelodeon from September 8, 2007 until November 23, 2012. The series was created by Dan Schneider. It focuses on teenager Carly Shay, who creates her own web show called iCarly with her best friends ...
Style: humorous, sitcom, feel good, entertaining, light ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: high school, friendship, teenager, teenage life, siblings relations, teenage girl, friends, computers and web, internet video, show, indoor, tv show ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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LOL (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Lola, a striking teenaged girl who is on the cusp of adulthood, who longs to rush into the adult world of independence, freedom and sexual exploits, but is tenaciously held back by her mother.
Style: touching, realistic, feel good, serious, captivating ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: teenage life, high school life, teenage love, youth, high school, love and romance, parents and children, self discovery, coming of age, hopes, optimism, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Degrassi High (1987)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Degrassi Junior High is a Canadian CBC Television teen drama series that was produced from 1987-1989 as part of the Degrassi series. The show followed the lives of a group of students attending the titular fictional school. Many episodes tackled ...
Style: sentimental, touching, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, friendship, high school life, looking for love, family relations, teenager, friends, youth, teenage life, love and romance, society, social relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
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46%
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Shame (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Norway
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The story of a young teenager group, born 1999, and a pupil on Hartvig Nissens upper secondary school in Oslo, and her friends and their life, troubles, scandals and every day life. Which of the members represented changes per season.
Style: emotional, dramatic, sweet, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teen drama, teens
Plot: teenage sexuality, teenager, teenage boy, lgbt, gay teenager, teenage sex, teenage protagonist, friendship, teenage girl, teen angst, gay relationship, friendship between girls ...
Time: contemporary
Place: norway, oslo norway, scandinavia
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36%
Degrassi: The Next Generation (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The life of a group of adolescents going through the trials and tribulations of teendom at Degrassi Community School.
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, serious, tense ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, friendship, school, family relations, teacher, teenager, life is a bitch, teenage love, teachers and students, teenage life, racism, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, 2010s, 21st century
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Red Band Society (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Children and teenagers become friends in a hospital where they are all patients. Together they try to escape the sad reality to create their own world with their own codes , while the nursing staff do their best to bring them a little happiness ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, thought provoking, compassionate ...
Plot: anorexia, teenage life, hospital, life is a bitch, child cancer, doctor, coming of age, friendship, hopes, friends, doctor patient relationship, terminal illness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Beautiful People (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Beautiful People is an American drama television series about a family that moves from New Mexico to The Big Apple to make a fresh start on their lives. The series aired on the ABC Family Network from August 8, 2005, to April 24, 2006, lasting ...
Style: touching, captivating, serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night, teen drama
Plot: single mother, starting over, fish out of water, lifestyle, family relations, youth, family life, teenage life, parents and children, city life, mistress, parents separation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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For Keeps? (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Darcy, editor at her highschool paper, and her long-term boyfriend Stan are in their last months of school and already have found places in good colleges. Recently they started to sleep with each other and, surprise, surprise, Darcy gets pregnant. ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, feel good, touching, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: pregnancy, adoption, romance, high school, teenage pregnancy, coming of age, teenage love, family problems, young lovers, teenager, family relations, love story ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 3.9
 5K
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: realistic, sexy, semi serious, sincere, touching ...
Audience: teen drama, teens
Plot: teenage sex, teenage sexuality, high school, friendship, youth, teenage life, social relations, friends, love and romance, coming of age, teenager, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, baltimore
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: humorous, realistic, semi serious, melancholic, light ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage love, high school, teenage life, masturbation, teachers and students, infidelity, adolescence vs adulthood, looking for sex, family relations, love and romance, parents and children, young lovers ...
Time: contemporary
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Tru Loved (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Recently relocated from San Francisco to conservative suburbia by her lesbian mothers, Tru struggles like all teens to fit in and find love, but her quest is complicated by sexual politics, closed minds, and closeted friends as she seeks to ...
Style: touching, feel good, sincere, romantic, thought provoking ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: suburbs, gay teenager, social relations, lifestyle, love and romance, teenage life, looking for love, parents and children, gender, family relations, high school, coming out ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Georgia Nicolson is fourteen, lives with nosey parents who don't understand her, an annoying three year old sister and has to wear a beret to school. She would, however, rather be blonde, have a smaller nose and a boyfriend. Revolving around ...
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage life, coming of age, teenage love, school, love and romance, youth, family relations, best friends, parents and children, friends, high school life, high school ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: england, europe, new zealand, london, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Every Witch Way (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: The series follows 14-year-old Emma Alonso, as she moves to Miami and her life turns upside-down. Not only does she discover that she is a witch, she also has a crush on the boy next door, Daniel. But Daniel’s ex-girlfriend Maddie, who is an ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, captivating, light
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: high school, teenage love, fall in love, supernatural ability, youth, parents and children, family, family relations, high school life, chosen one, love and romance, imaginary ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: miami, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 24K
7th Heaven (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: 7th Heaven is an American family drama television series, created and produced by Brenda Hampton. The series premiered on August 26, 1996, on The WB, the first time that the network aired Monday night programming, and was originally broadcast from ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, realistic, feel good, sincere ...
Plot: family relations, family life, parents and children, suburbs, suburban life, society, teenage love, parenthood, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, father son relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%