Movies and TV shows like 13 Reasons Why

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13 Reasons Why (2017)
 7.6
 250K
13 Reasons Why (2017)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: After a teenage girl's perplexing suicide, a classmate receives a series of tapes that unravel the mystery of her tragic choice.
Style: thought provoking, serious, psychological, emotional, suspenseful, realistic, dramatic, tragic ending
Audience: teen drama, teens
Plot: suicide, guilt, loss of friend, depression, teenage girl, high school, suicidal, human relationship, teenage boy, death of daughter, loss of daughter, abusive relationship, parent child relationship, loss, classmate classmate relationship, family relations, suicide note, girlfriend girlfriend relationship, dead teenager, high school student, loss of loved one, teenage rape, audio cassette, self harm, death of loved one ...
Place: usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and suspenseful films and TV series with plots about high school, youth, teenager, parents and children, family relations, teenage life and teenage girl mostly in Drama, Mystery and Romance genres. Some movies like 13 Reasons Why: Riverdale (2017), Shame (2015), Euphoria (2019), Twisted (2013), Paper Towns (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.9
 112K
Riverdale (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Set in the present, the series offers a bold, subversive take on Archie, Betty, Veronica and their friends, exploring the surreality of small-town life, the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale’s wholesome facade.
Style: tense, biting, suspenseful, captivating, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, youth, small town, murder, friendship, love triangle, friends, school, gang, murder investigation, family secret, teenage life ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 8.7
 27K
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, sweet, realistic, dramatic, serious ...
Audience: teen drama, teens
Plot: teenage sexuality, teenager, lgbt, teenage sex, teenage protagonist, teenage boy, friendship, teenage girl, gay teenager, teen angst, gay relationship, high school hunk ...
Time: contemporary
Place: norway, oslo norway, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 8.4
 51K
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, captivating, serious, psychedelic, realistic ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: drug addict, drugs, teenage life, sex, high school, youth, first love, friends, parents and children, teenager, alcohol, sexuality ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.3
 9K
Twisted (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A one-hour mystery full of twists and turns that follows Danny Desai, a charismatic 16-year-old with a troubled past who returns to his hometown after spending five years in juvenile detention. Immediately branded an outcast, Danny attempts to ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, enigmatic, suspense, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: social misfits, teenage life, homecoming, protagonist as suspect, best friends, parents and children, starting over, haunted by the past, mystery, murder, society, old friend ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.3
 94K
Paper Towns (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs back into his life-dressed like a ninja and summoning him for an ingenious campaign of revenge-he ...
Style: emotional, captivating, exciting, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, teenagers, teenage boy, adventure, adolescence, friendship, teenager, love and romance, high school life, youth, friends, high school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida, orlando florida, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 25K
Speak (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Freshman high-school student Melinda has refused to speak ever since she called the cops on a popular summer party. With her old friends snubbing her for being a rat, and her parents too busy to notice her troubles, she folds into herself, trying to ...
Style: sincere, psychological, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: innocence lost, teenage life, school, unsupportive friend, high school, youth, life is a bitch, rehabilitation, family problems, rape victim, sexual abuse, rape ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
I'm Not Ashamed (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Based on the inspiring and powerful true story and journal entries of Rachel Joy Scott- the first student killed in the Columbine high school shooting in 1999.
Style: based on true events, disturbing, thought provoking, captivating, tense ...
Plot: high school, shooting, youth, death, notebook, prom, adolescence, murder, plan, tragic event, attack, friendship ...
Time: year 1999
Place: usa, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Pretty Little Liars (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Based on the Pretty Little Liars series of young adult novels by Sara Shepard, the series follows the lives of four girls — Spencer, Hanna, Aria, and Emily — whose clique falls apart after the disappearance of their queen bee, Alison. One year ...
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, realistic
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama, family outing
Plot: friendship, blackmail, threat, friends, best friends, high school, popularity, youth, high school life, haunted by the past, disappearance, gossip and rumors ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
 6.7
 114K
If I Stay (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Music, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Mia Hall, a talented young cellist, thought the most difficult decision she would ever have to make would be whether to pursue her musical dreams at prestigious Juilliard or follow her heart to be with the love of her life, Adam, a rock ...
Style: emotional, touching, bleak, heartbreaking, uplifting ...
Audience: teen drama, teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, love and romance, teenage girl, youth, love, teenager, teenage life, death in the family, dealing with death, family drama, family relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.8
 1K
Reunion (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Reunion is an American television series that aired on FOX in late 2005. The series was intended to chronicle 20 years in the lives of a group of six high school friends from Bedford, New York, with each episode following one year in the lives of ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, suspense ...
Plot: murder, reunion, investigation, police detective, law enforcement, mystery, deadly, crimes, murder mystery, high school reunion, mysterious character, best friends ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A Girl Like Her (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Sophomore year has been a nightmare for Jessica Burns. Relentlessly harassed by her former friend Avery Keller, Jessica doesn't know what she did to deserve the abuse from one of South Brookdale High's most popular and beautiful students. ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, tense, suspense
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, teenage girl, high school life, teenage life, kids in trouble, hidden camera, apology, humiliation, filmmaker, mother daughter relationship, teenage boy, female protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.6
 626
School 2017 (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
TV show
Story: A coming-of-age story about the lives of 18-year-old high school students who are valued according to their ranking in school. Despite their frustrations, they find out how to make their own way in this world that seems to be a stagnant cycle of ...
Style: emotional, romantic, buddy comedy, humorous, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, romance, coming of age, friendship, friends, teenage life, teenage boy, teenage girl, spoken inner thoughts, love affair, twists & turns, stereotypes ...
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Medical Investigation (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Medical Investigation was an American medical drama television series that began September 9, 2004, on NBC. It ran for 20 one-hour episodes before being cancelled in 2005. The series was co-produced by Paramount Network Television and NBC Universal ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, medical drama, captivating ...
Plot: disease, investigation, public health, medical, mystery, epidemic, teamwork, doctors and patients, workplace situations, lifesaver, workplace, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Scream: The TV Series (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: What starts as a YouTube video going viral, soon leads to problems for the teenagers of Lakewood and serves as the catalyst for a murder that opens up a window to the town's troubled past. Everyone has secrets. Everyone tells lies. Everyone is ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, twists and turns, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: serial killer, who done it, youth, danger, psychopath, murder, massacre, characters killed one by one, high school, teenage life, maniac, masked killer ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, atlanta
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.3
 1K
American Gun (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A brilliant story with an unexpected twist. A father uses the serial number on a hand gun in an attempt to track down his daughter's killer. The truth he uncovers is an unsettling reminder of the dangers of keeping handguns. Stars the legendary ...
Style: psychological, emotional, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, amateur detective, haunted by the past, track down, child killer, escapades, loss of daughter, deadly, on the road, world war two veteran, chases and races, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 76K
Detachment (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A chronicle of three weeks in the lives of several high school teachers, administrators and students through the eyes of substitute teacher, Henry Barthes. Henry roams from school to school, imparting modes of knowledge, but never staying long ...
Style: psychological, thought provoking, serious, bleak, depressing ...
Plot: depression, teachers and students, teacher, suicide, social decay, unhappy, social problems, life is a bitch, human relationship, dedicated educator, social relations, high school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Without a Trace (1983)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on the case of young New Yorker Etan Patz, who disappeared in the early 1980s, this film casts Kate Nelligan as the distraught mother who lashes out at the police (in the person of a relentless detective played by Judd Hirsch), who make her ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: missing child, crimes, family problems, missing person, parents and children, family life, death in the family, single parent, law enforcement, life is a bitch, kidnapping, father son relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Mob Doctor (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: For most physicians, the Hippocratic oath is sacred. But for one Chicago doctor, who is indebted to the mafia, saving lives isn’t her only concern. The Mob Doctor is a fast-paced medical drama focusing on a young female surgeon caught between ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: hospital, surgery, gangsters, doctor, moral dilemma, workplace, crimes, family relations, crime, doctors and patients, workplace situations, organized crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: After her son Kevin commits a horrific act, troubled mother Eva reflects on her complicated relationship with her disturbed son as he grew from a toddler into a teenager.
Style: psychological, disturbing, bleak, depressing, non-linear ...
Plot: mother son relationship, psychopath, antisocial behavior, school shooting, depression, sociopath, evil child, parents and children, family problems, family relations, massacre, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, connecticut, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, touching, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night, teen drama, teens
Plot: teenage pregnancy, high school, family relations, teenage life, parents and children, youth, coming of age, friendship, suburbs, teenager, high school student, introspection ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.2
 5K
The Rapture (1991)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A lonely telephone operator leading an empty, amoral life finds God — only to have her faith continually tested in ways beyond what she could have imagined.
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, realistic, mind bending, surreal ...
Plot: end of the world, apocalypse, murder, religious conversion, group sex, faith, family problems, religions or cults, family relations, religion and supernatural, husband wife relationship, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.3
 18K
The Lying Game (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Emma, a kind-hearted foster kid who can't catch a break, finds out she has an identical twin sister, Sutton, who - unlike Emma - was adopted by wealthy parents and is seemingly living an ideal life. After their initial meeting, Sutton talks ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, twin sister, lifestyle, murder, youth, investigation, foster child, amateur detective, twins, impersonating, crimes, missing person ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: arizona, usa, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 8.2
 21K
The Missing (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, France, Belgium, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A gripping anthological relationship thriller series exploring the emotional fallout of a child's abduction not only on the family but on the wider community, told over two time frames.
Style: twists and turns, realistic, serious, suspenseful, emotional ...
Plot: missing child, investigation, police detective, abduction, crimes, missing person, family relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, life turned upside down, twists & turns, grief ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century, year 2014, year 2009 ...
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Before I Disappear (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Based on the 2013 Academy Award® winning short film 'Curfew'. At the lowest point of his life, Richie gets a call from his estranged sister, asking him to look after his eleven-year-old niece, Sophia, for a few hours.
Style: melancholic, depressing, emotional, sentimental, surreal ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: depression, suicide attempt, uncle niece relationship, direction and purpose, low lives, babysitting, brother sister relationship, bowling, death of girlfriend, regret, estranged family member, life ...
Place: new jersey, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 8.0
 2K
Accused (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Accused is a British television anthology series created by Jimmy McGovern. The drama series first aired on 15 November 2010 on BBC One and has run for two series. Each episode follows a different character as they await their verdict in court, and ...
Style: suspenseful, emotional, serious, bleak, psychological ...
Plot: courtroom, crimes, punishment, crime and punishment, guilt, dishonesty, trial, legal, jury, lawyer, life is a bitch, testimony ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Natalee Holloway (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: On May 30, 2005, on a high school graduation trip to Aruba, she disappeared without a trace.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, suspenseful
Plot: missing person, investigation, mystery, crimes, family relations, parents and children, teenage girl, disappearance, strong female presence, life is a bitch
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2005, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Sharing the Secret (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A teenage girl who feels she must always seem happy for her parents and friends secretly binges and purges.
Style: psychological, emotional, realistic, serious, touching
Plot: eating disorder, teenage girl, bulimia, mother daughter relationship, teenage daughter, family relations, family life, mental illness, obsession, parents and children, starvation, physical appearance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Bouquet of Barbed Wire (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: When Peter Manson's daughter falls pregnant by her teacher, he is afraid that he has lost her forever. But are his fears more than just fatherly concern?
Style: psychological, serious, emotional, gloomy, tense ...
Plot: obsession, parents and children, couple relations, dysfunctional family, family problems, life turned upside down, haunted by the past, car accident, loss of wife, daughter, suicide, teacher ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.0
 11K
One True Thing (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A career woman reassesses her parents' lives after she is forced to care for her cancer-stricken mother.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, melancholic, clever ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, dysfunctional family, parents and children, unfulfillment, family problems, loss of parent, death of parent, cancer, tragedy, small town, family relations, family drama ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.5
 22K
Insatiable (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: A bullied teenager turns to beauty pageants as a way to exact her revenge, with the help of a disgraced coach who soon realizes he's in over his head.
Style: dark humor, ironic, cynical, idiotic, absurd
Plot: beauty pageant, weight loss, teenage girl, overweight, classmate classmate relationship, fat girl, bullying, high school, revenge, teenager, rejection, netflix ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%