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, loss of friend, guilt, human relationship, depression, loss of daughter, suicidal, loss, parent child relationship, loss of loved one, family relations, classmate classmate relationship, audio cassette, teenager, death of daughter, death of loved one, teenage boy, mental illness, self harm, high school student, dead teenager, suicide note, abusive relationship ...
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, parents and children, family relations, friendship and death mostly in Drama, Mystery and Romance genres. Some movies like 13 Reasons Why: Riverdale (2016), Shame (2015), Pretty Little Liars (2010), The Missing (2014), I'm Not Ashamed (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.4
 81K
Riverdale (2016)
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, tense, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: small town, high school, friendship, investigation, teenage life, friends, youth, murder, love and romance, parents and children, family relations, crimes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 8.8
 22K
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, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: friendship, teenage girl, teenage protagonist, teenage sexuality, high school hunk, lgbt, interracial relations, teen angst, high school, muslim, teenage boy, teenage sex ...
Time: contemporary
Place: norway, oslo norway, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, friendship, high school, blackmail, haunted by the past, threat, best friends, disappearance, youth, gossip and rumors, family, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 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, crimes, life is a bitch, life turned upside down, parents and children, family relations, investigation, abduction, police detective, grief, twists & turns, missing person ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century, contemporary, year 2009, year 2006
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, christianity, high school, christian, youth, bully, school, massacre, death, adolescence, threat, prom ...
Place: colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.3
 85K
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: captivating, exciting, disturbing, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, love and romance, friendship, high school life, youth, teenage boy, adventure, friends, trip, teenage girl, teenager, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, florida, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, teenage girl, hidden camera, teen suicide, youth, teenage life, kids in trouble, social relations, high school life, suicidal, coma, popularity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 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, bleak, uplifting, sincere ...
Audience: teens, teen drama, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, teenage girl, death in the family, love and romance, youth, dealing with death, teenage life, life turned upside down, family relations, parents and children, coma, hospital ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Movie in collections
 7.7
 346
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, friends, teenage life, friendship, 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: loss of parent, love and romance, siblings relations, teenage life, surfing, beach, family problems, family relations, 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, sex, faith, bible, religious conversion, group sex, redemption, politics ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 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: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: twins, twin sister, amateur detective, lifestyle, youth, crimes, impersonating, missing person, murder, deadly, teenage life, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 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, unhappy, human relationship, life is a bitch, dedicated educator, high school life, society, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, youth, small town, danger, massacre, high school, murder, psychopath, who done it, characters killed one by one, obsession ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 8.9
 567K
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, sincere, disturbing, exciting ...
Plot: friendship, monster, parallel world, supernatural, missing person, experiment, government conspiracy, middle school, small town, missing child, love and romance, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 80s, year 1983
Place: indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 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, crime, high school, youth, hidden identity, teenage life, undercover agent, working undercover, fighting crime, high school life, police investigation, society ...
Time: 20th century, 1990s, 80s, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, teen drama, teens
Plot: high school, family relations, parents and children, teenage life, youth, introspection, coming of age, friendship, suburbs, teenage pregnancy, teenager, father daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: mind bending, psychological, captivating, talky, serious
Plot: mysterious character, changing lives, wish come true, death, guilt, hopes, human existence, life changing experience, outside help, doubts and hesitations, unconventional method, encounter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Movie in collections
 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, sincere, serious, captivating ...
Plot: divorce, depression, suicide, coma, dysfunctional family, french, guilt, marriage, infidelity, secret, parenthood, separated ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012
Place: france, europe, iran, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, curfew, regret, apartment, babysitting, crying girl, drawing ...
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 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, suffering, tragic event, lovers, family relations, divorce, adaptation, social differences, loss of daughter ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 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: realistic, mind bending, suspenseful, serious
Plot: funeral, murder, reunion, best friends, mysterious character, crimes, friends, mystery, law enforcement, deadly, haunted by the past, investigation ...
Time: 1990s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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, suspenseful, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: suicide, psychiatrist, suicide attempt, doctors and patients, mentally unstable, student, patient, guilt, obsession, race against time, unfulfillment, blind character ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 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, family relations, family problems, homecoming, journal, death of parent ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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, profiler, forensics, intelligence, team, police investigation, human nature, government agency ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.8
 41K
Proof (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Catherine is a woman in her late twenties who is strongly devoted to her father, Robert, a brilliant and well-known mathematician whose grip on reality is beginning to slip away. As Robert descends into madness, Catherine begins to wonder if she may ...
Style: serious, emotional, psychological, realistic, clever ...
Plot: mental illness, mathematics, science, prodigy, student, paranoia, university, manic, parents and children, teacher student relationship, strong female lead, insanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: campus, usa, chicago illinois, wisconsin, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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: serious, emotional, gloomy, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, suicide, teacher, daughter, life turned upside down, family relations, couple relations, parents and children, youth, couples, family problems, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.9
 20K
Awake (2012)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Michael lives in two separate realities after a car accident. In one reality, his wife Hannah survives the accident; in the other reality, his son Rex survives. Michael does not know which reality is "real", and uses the wristbands to ...
Style: mind bending, psychological, serious, emotional, suspenseful ...
Plot: double life, alternate reality, family problems, sanity, loss of son, accident, therapy, dealing with death, escape from reality, mystery, crimes, loss of child ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.2
 25K
Palo Alto (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Palo Alto weaves together three stories of teenage lust, boredom, and self-destruction: shy, sensitive April, torn between an illicit flirtation with her soccer coach and an unrequited crush on sweet stoner Teddy; Emily, who offers sexual favors to ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, touching, realistic, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, youth, teenage sexuality, high school, high school life, adolescence, unfulfillment, teenage girl, coming of age, high school student, older man younger woman relationship, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 8.2
 292
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: realistic, serious, captivating, thought provoking, talky ...
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, lawyer, lawyers and clients, workplace situations, parents and children, workplace, defense attorney, family relations, legal, society, parent child relationship ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%