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, thought provoking, emotional, psychological, suspenseful, dramatic, realistic, tragic ending
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: suicide, high school, teenage girl, guilt, loss of friend, depression, human relationship, suicidal, loss of daughter, loss, parent child relationship, loss of loved one, classmate classmate relationship, death of daughter, family relations, teenage boy, audio cassette, teenager, high school student, death of loved one, suicide note, dead teenager, mental illness, abusive relationship, self harm ...
Place: usa

Most similar movies to 13 Reasons Why

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, emotional and suspenseful films and TV series with plots about high school, teenager, youth, friendship, teenage girl, family relations and parents and children mostly in Drama, Mystery and Romance genres. Some movies like 13 Reasons Why: Shame (2015), Riverdale (2017), Pretty Little Liars (2010), Paper Towns (2015), A Girl Like Her (2015). 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, realistic, emotional, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: friendship, teenage sexuality, teenage sex, teenage girl, teenage protagonist, teenage boy, high school hunk, gay teenager, lgbt, teen angst, high school, interracial relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: norway, oslo norway, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 90K
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: small town, high school, friendship, teenage life, friends, murder, investigation, youth, parents and children, family relations, 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, high school, friendship, blackmail, best friends, youth, threat, haunted by the past, disappearance, family, gossip and rumors, teacher ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.3
 88K
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, friendship, love and romance, high school life, youth, teenage boy, adventure, friends, teenagers, trip, teenage girl, teenager ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, florida, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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, youth, teenage life, high school life, social relations, kids in trouble, suicidal, coma, bully ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.8
 106K
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, youth, death in the family, teenage life, dealing with death, life turned upside down, family relations, parents and children, coma, hospital ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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, christianity, high school, christian, school, death, massacre, youth, bully, adolescence, threat, prom ...
Place: colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 7.8
 379
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: romantic, emotional, buddy comedy, captivating, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, coming of age, romance, friendship, teenage life, friends, teenage girl, teenage boy, spoken inner thoughts, twists & turns, love affair, rivalry ...
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 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, siblings relations, love and romance, loss of parent, teenage life, beach, family relations, family problems, parents and children, life turned upside down, death of parent, marijuana ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 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, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: apocalypse, end of the world, starvation, hitchhiker, murder, religious conversion, faith, bible, sex, group sex, redemption, worldwide chaos ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.6
 61K
Unfriended (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: While video chatting one night, six high school friends receive a Skype message from a classmate who killed herself exactly one year ago. A first they think it's a prank, but when the girl starts revealing the friends' darkest secrets, ...
Style: suspense, scary, suspenseful, psychological, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, vengeance, teenager, internet, violence, death, high school life, youth, skype, one night, dead teenager, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 17K
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: twins, lifestyle, investigation, murder, teenage life, youth, twin sister, amateur detective, female protagonist, teenager, missing person, crimes ...
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, realistic, semi serious
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: serial killer, teenage life, small town, youth, massacre, danger, high school, characters killed one by one, murder, psychopath, who done it, obsession ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.7
 69K
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, bleak, thought provoking, 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%
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: captivating, psychological, mind bending, serious, talky
Plot: changing lives, wish come true, mysterious character, moral dilemma, financial problem, guilt, human existence, doubts and hesitations, hopes, life changing experience, outside help, question ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 8.2
 17K
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, serious, twists and turns, emotional, suspenseful ...
Plot: missing child, abduction, crimes, family relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, life turned upside down, investigation, police detective, grief, twists & turns, missing person ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century, contemporary, year 2009, year 2006
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.3
 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, enigmatic, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: undercover, high school, crime, teenage life, youth, hidden identity, undercover agent, working undercover, fighting crime, high school life, police investigation, society ...
Time: 20th century, 1990s, 80s, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 8.9
 604K
Stranger Things (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 51 min.
Story: When a young boy vanishes, a small town uncovers a mystery involving secret experiments, terrifying supernatural forces, and one strange little girl.
Style: captivating, suspenseful, exciting, disturbing, sincere ...
Plot: monster, friendship, parallel world, supernatural, missing person, middle school, experiment, missing child, government conspiracy, small town, telekinesis, super powers ...
Time: 80s, year 1983
Place: indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 8.0
 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, law enforcement, deadly, police detective, high school reunion, murder mystery, mysterious character, haunted by the past ...
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, teen drama, teens
Plot: high school, family relations, teenage life, parents and children, youth, introspection, teenage pregnancy, coming of age, friendship, suburbs, teenager, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, direction and purpose, low lives, depression, suicide attempt, male in bathtub, ringing telephone, grudge, phone ringing, man undressing, undressing ...
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Olive Kitteridge (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 239 min.
Story: The story focuses on a middle-school math teacher Olive and her relationship with Henry which spans 25 years over the four parts. It is based on Elizabeth Strout’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, sincere, heartbreaking ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, parents and children, small town life, mental illness, family problems, maturity, under the surface, social relations, psychology, complex characters, life philosophy, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new england, usa, maine, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.8
 41K
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, gloomy, sincere, serious ...
Plot: divorce, depression, suicide, coma, dysfunctional family, french, guilt, marriage, infidelity, secret, parenthood, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012
Place: france, europe, iran, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.7
 17K
Mildred Pierce (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 336 min.
Story: A newly divorced, uniquely independent woman struggles to carve out a new life for herself and her family in Depression-era California.
Style: emotional, realistic, gloomy, epic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: depression, single parent, friendship, restaurant, lovers, suffering, family relations, tragic event, divorce, adaptation, parents and children, overbearing parent ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, tokyo
⇓ 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, serious, clever, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, terminal illness, cancer, small town, parents and children, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, homecoming, family problems, family relations, journal, death of parent ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.9
 70K
Stay (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Psychiatrist Sam Foster has a new patient, Henry Letham, who claims to be suicidal. In trying to diagnose him, Sam visits Henry's prior therapist and also finds Henry's mother -- even though Henry has said that he murdered both of his ...
Style: psychological, surreal, twists and turns, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: suicide, psychiatrist, suicide attempt, doctors and patients, mentally unstable, student, patient, guilt, obsession, unfulfillment, race against time, blind character ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders is a drama about the specialized International Division of the FBI tasked with solving crimes and coming to the rescue of Americans who find themselves in danger while abroad.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: investigation, fbi, crimes, danger, special agents, intelligence, profiler, forensics, team, human nature, police investigation, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.1
 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: sincere, realistic, captivating, emotional, serious
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage boy, teenage love, teenage girl, college life, love and romance, teenage life, family problems, youth, college, student life, couple relations, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 90s, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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, unconventional method, danger, workplace, mystery, teamwork ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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: realistic, emotional, serious, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: obsession, suicide, teacher, daughter, stepmother stepson relationship, couple relations, parents and children, life turned upside down, family relations, family problems, couples, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%