Movies and TV shows like 13 Reasons Why

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13 Reasons Why (2017)
 8.1
 197K
13 Reasons Why (2017)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: After a teenage girl's perplexing suicide, a classmate receives a series of tapes that unravel the mystery of her tragic choice.
Style: serious, psychological, emotional, thought provoking, suspenseful, realistic, dramatic, tragic ending
Audience: teen drama, teens
Plot: suicide, guilt, loss of friend, suicidal, teenage girl, high school, human relationship, loss of daughter, depression, death of daughter, classmate classmate relationship, loss, parent child relationship, family relations, loss of loved one, abusive relationship, suicide note, dead teenager, audio cassette, teenage boy, death of loved one, girlfriend girlfriend relationship, mental illness, high school student, teenager ...
Place: usa

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Most similar movies to 13 Reasons Why

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and suspenseful films and TV series with plots about youth, high school, teenager, family relations, teenage life, parents and children and teenage girl mostly in Drama, Mystery and Romance genres. Some movies like 13 Reasons Why: Shame (2015), Riverdale (2017), Pretty Little Liars (2010), Paper Towns (2015), I'm Not Ashamed (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.7
 24K
Shame (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Norway
Duration: 30 min.
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: sweet, emotional, realistic, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: teen drama, teens
Plot: friendship, teenage protagonist, teenage sexuality, teenage boy, lgbt, teenage sex, teenage girl, gay teenager, gay relationship, teenager, friendship between girls, high school ...
Time: contemporary
Place: norway, oslo norway, scandinavia
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100%
 7.2
 94K
Riverdale (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
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: captivating, biting, suspenseful, tense, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, small town, friends, teenage life, friendship, youth, love triangle, murder, investigation, parents and children, crimes, danger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Pretty Little Liars (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
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: secret, best friends, youth, high school, friendship, blackmail, threat, haunted by the past, disappearance, gossip and rumors, murder, leader ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.3
 89K
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: exciting, captivating, disturbing, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, teenagers, friendship, teenage boy, love and romance, high school life, teenager, youth, adventure, friends, teenage girl, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, florida, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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: christian film
Plot: shooting, high school, death, massacre, youth, school, christianity, prom, notebook, christian, adolescence, attack ...
Place: colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.7
 109K
If I Stay (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Music, Romance
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: touching, emotional, uplifting, sincere, bleak ...
Audience: teens, teen drama, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, teenage girl, love and romance, teenager, youth, teenage life, death in the family, dealing with death, life turned upside down, love, family relations, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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: serious, realistic
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, teenage girl, hidden camera, teen suicide, high school life, teenage life, youth, social relations, kids in trouble, suicidal, classmate, coma ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Booth at the End (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: A mysterious man sits in the booth at the end who people make a deal with to get what they want. They do the task or they don't - that is up to them, but there are no rule changes.
Style: psychological, captivating, mind bending, talky, serious
Plot: mysterious character, wish come true, changing lives, encounter, guilt, doubts and hesitations, unconventional method, human existence, outside help, death, hopes, mission ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 6.9
 3K
Summerland (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, loss of parent, teenage life, siblings relations, love and romance, beach, parents and children, family problems, family relations, life turned upside down, death of parent, marijuana ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 438
School 2017 (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
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: buddy comedy, emotional, romantic, captivating, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, coming of age, romance, teenage life, friendship, friends, spoken inner thoughts, teenage girl, teenage boy, love affair, twists & turns, stereotypes ...
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.3
 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: disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, thought provoking, mind bending ...
Plot: apocalypse, end of the world, starvation, hitchhiker, murder, faith, bible, sex, religious conversion, group sex, eroticism, redemption ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.3
 18K
The Lying Game (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
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: realistic, suspenseful, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, murder, lifestyle, investigation, youth, twin sister, amateur detective, impersonating, missing person, foster child, twins, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arizona, usa, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Scream: The TV Series (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
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, semi serious, realistic
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: serial killer, teenage life, characters killed one by one, high school, massacre, danger, small town, youth, murder, psychopath, who done it, obsession ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.7
 70K
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, bleak, serious, touching ...
Plot: teachers and students, suicide, teacher, social decay, social problems, life is a bitch, human relationship, unhappy, dedicated educator, social relations, society, high school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 8.2
 19K
The Missing (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, France, Belgium, USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: realistic, twists and turns, serious, emotional, suspenseful ...
Plot: missing child, abduction, crimes, family relations, life turned upside down, life is a bitch, parents and children, investigation, police detective, grief, twists & turns, missing person ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century, contemporary, year 2009, year 2006
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.2
 10K
21 Jump Street (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: 21 Jump Street is an American police procedural crime drama television series that aired on the Fox Network and in first run syndication from April 12, 1987, to April 27, 1991, with a total of 103 episodes. The series focuses on a squad of ...
Style: captivating, serious, light, sentimental, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: undercover, high school, crime, youth, teenage life, hidden identity, undercover agent, working undercover, fighting crime, police investigation, high school life, society ...
Time: 20th century, 1990s, 80s, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.8
 1K
Reunion (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, suspense ...
Plot: murder, reunion, investigation, mystery, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, police detective, murder mystery, high school reunion, haunted by the past, mysterious character ...
Time: 1990s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Secret Life of the American Teenager (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
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: serious, emotional, realistic, touching, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, family relations, parents and children, teenage life, youth, teenage pregnancy, coming of age, friendship, suburbs, teenager, introspection, father daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: surreal, melancholic, depressing, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: bowling, uncle niece relationship, low lives, direction and purpose, depression, suicide attempt, apartment building, male underwear, crying girl, apartment, brother sister relationship, babysitting ...
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.8
 42K
The Past (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: France, Italy, Belgium, Iran
Duration: 130 min.
Story: After four years apart, Ahmad returns to his wife Marie in Paris in order to progress their divorce. During his brief stay, he cannot help noticing the strained relationship between Marie and her daughter Lucie. As he attempts to improve matters ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: divorce, depression, suicide, coma, dysfunctional family, french, guilt, marriage, infidelity, secret, parenthood, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012
Place: france, europe, iran, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 8.4
 26K
Euphoria (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: A group of high school students navigate love and friendships in a world of drugs, sex, trauma, and social media.
Style: psychedelic, realistic, thought provoking, captivating, rough ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: sexuality, teenage life, friends, high school, first love, drugs, parents and children, hallucinations, youth, drug addict, sex, storytelling ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 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, gloomy, serious, clever ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, terminal illness, cancer, small town, family problems, unfulfillment, parents and children, life is a bitch, journal, family relations, homecoming, death of parent ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Medical Investigation (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, suspenseful, serious, captivating, tense
Plot: public health, disease, investigation, epidemic, lifesaver, workplace situations, doctors and patients, mystery, danger, workplace, unconventional method, teamwork ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Young Americans (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: teen drama, teens
Plot: boarding school, coming of age, cross dressing, love and romance, fall in love, student life, cheating, youth, school, teenage love, friends, teenage life ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, maryland
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Bouquet of Barbed Wire (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
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: gloomy, psychological, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: obsession, suicide, daughter, teacher, family relations, life turned upside down, youth, couple relations, parents and children, couples, family problems, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Recovery Road (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, sincere, realistic, sentimental
Audience: teen drama, teens
Plot: high school life, addiction, youth, best friends, hopes, alcohol, life is a bitch, teenage life, rehabilitation, drug abuse, recovery, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 8.0
 306
The Defenders (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Defenders is an American courtroom drama series that ran on CBS from 1961–1965. It starred E. G. Marshall and Robert Reed as father-and-son defense attorneys who specialized in legally complex cases, with defendants such as neo-Nazis, ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, clever, talky ...
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, lawyer, workplace situations, lawyers and clients, parents and children, workplace, defense attorney, family relations, legal, society, parent child relationship ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 4.7
 4K
Hollyoaks (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The daily soap that follows the loves, lives and misdemeanours of a group of people living in the Chester village of Hollyoaks where anything could, and frequently does, happen...
Style: realistic, sincere, emotional, serious, captivating
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage boy, teenage love, teenage girl, love and romance, college life, family problems, teenage life, youth, student life, family life, college, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.0
 2K
Vanished (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Vanished is an American serial drama television series produced by 20th Century Fox. The series premiered on August 21, 2006 on Fox and its last episode aired on November 10, 2006. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, the series begins with the sudden ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious
Plot: missing person, rape, uncover truth, special agents, mysterious character, parents and children, love and romance, hostages, crimes, mystery, couple relations, step parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: serious, suspenseful, psychological, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: missing child, family problems, family life, parents and children, crimes, missing person, life is a bitch, single parent, death in the family, law enforcement, kidnapping, father son relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%