Movies and TV shows like 13 Reasons Why

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13 Reasons Why (2017)
 7.5
 286K
13 Reasons Why (2017)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
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, emotional, serious, psychological, suspenseful, dramatic, realistic, tragic ending, atmospheric, dark ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: suicide, high school, depression, guilt, loss of friend, human relationship, suicidal, teenage girl, teenage boy, classmate classmate relationship, death of daughter, loss of daughter, loss, family relations, high school student, abusive relationship, self harm, dead teenager, mental illness, parent child relationship, girlfriend girlfriend relationship, loss of loved one, death of loved one, teenage rape, 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 serious, realistic, emotional and psychological films and TV series with plots about high school, teenager, youth, teenage girl, school, coming of age and family relations mostly in Drama, Mystery and Thriller genres. Some movies like 13 Reasons Why: Twisted (2013), Paper Towns (2015), Skam (2015), Euphoria (2019), Riverdale (2017). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.2
 10K
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, realistic ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: social misfits, teenage life, protagonist as suspect, homecoming, best friends, parents and children, starting over, haunted by the past, mystery, murder, suspicion, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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86%
 6.3
 103K
Paper Towns (2015)
Genre: Adventure, 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, emotional, touching, captivating, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: teenager, friendship, adolescence, teenage love, high school, teenage boy, teenage girl, adventure, love and romance, youth, friends, high school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey, florida, orlando florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 8.6
 33K
Skam (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, realistic, dramatic, sweet, serious ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: lgbt, gay, teenage sexuality, friendship, teenage boy, teenage protagonist, teenager, high school student, high school, gay teenager, teenage girl, teenage sex ...
Time: contemporary
Place: norway, oslo norway, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 8.4
 167K
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, depressing, captivating, realistic, psychedelic ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenager, drug addict, sex, teenage life, high school, youth, drugs, sexuality, strong sexual content, school, lgbt, mental illness ...
Time: 2020s, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 6.6
 142K
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: captivating, suspenseful, tense, biting, exciting ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, investigation, murder, small town, youth, friendship, teenage life, school, friends, love and romance, family secret, love triangle ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, disturbing, thought provoking, suspense, tense ...
Plot: youth, high school, christian, plan, notebook, adolescence, death, tragic event, christianity, friendship, group of friends, school ...
Time: year 1999
Place: usa, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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: twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, realistic, neo noir ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, family outing, teen drama
Plot: high school, high school life, blackmail, lesbian, threat, gossip and rumors, haunted by the past, best friends, teenage life, friendship, friends, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Memories of a Teenager (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Mystery
Country: Argentina
Duration: 97 min.
Story: After the suicide of his best friend and the fire of a local dance called Cromañón, including recitals, illegal parties in an abandoned warehouse and high school, a year passes by in the life of Zabo who writes everything he feels and lives in his ...
Style: suspenseful, thought provoking, psychological, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: gay, lgbt, dead teenager, high school, suicide, loss of friend, human relationship, family relations, teenage boy, bullying, teenager, parent child relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 28K
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: ironic, cynical, captivating, entertaining, thought provoking ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: beauty pageant, weight loss, teenage girl, classmate classmate relationship, teenager, overweight, bullying, high school, lawyer, fat girl, dark humor, revenge ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: teenage girl, found footage, hidden camera, high school, high school life, kids in trouble, teenage life, bullying, female protagonist, filmmaker, mother daughter relationship, humiliation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: 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: disturbing, psychological, depressing, bleak, suspense ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: psychopath, evil child, mother son relationship, school shooting, depression, sociopath, guilt, mental illness, antisocial behavior, prison visit, family problems, mass murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: connecticut, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.2
 27K
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: touching, psychological, sincere, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: school, high school, innocence lost, teenage life, unsupportive friend, rape victim, rape, life is a bitch, sexual abuse, youth, teenage girl, depression ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 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: high school reunion, murder, investigation, murder mystery, police detective, law enforcement, mystery, crimes, group of friends, mysterious character, best friends, haunted by the past ...
Time: 80s, 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 123K
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, tear jerker, sad, bleak ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: teenager, love, teenage girl, teenage love, love and romance, youth, teenage life, death in the family, parents and children, dealing with death, car accident, hospital ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: tense, suspenseful, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: medical, doctor, mafia, gangsters, hospital, surgery, medicine, moral dilemma, organized crime, power relations, family relations, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Six Degrees of Separation (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The story of a young, gay black con artist who, posing as the son of Sidney Poitier, cunningly maneuvers his way into the lives of a white, upper-class New York family.
Style: talky, semi serious, realistic, humorous, sexy ...
Plot: art, high society, racism, satire, art dealer, con artists, character study, crimes, social differences, lgbt, urban setting, social climbing ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, california, usa
⇓ 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: serious, realistic, emotional, touching, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage pregnancy, teenager, high school, teenage life, high school hunk, family relations, teenage boy, parents and children, youth, high school student, cheerleader, step siblings ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.7
 85K
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, depressing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teacher, depression, suicide, teachers and students, unhappy, social problems, dedicated educator, human relationship, social decay, life is a bitch, school, unhappiness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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The Life Before Her Eyes (2007)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: As the 15th anniversary of a fatal high school shooting approaches, former pupil Diana McFee is haunted by memories of the tragedy. After losing her best friend Maureen in the attack, Diana has been profoundly affected by the incident - her ...
Style: psychological, emotional, suspense, non-linear, sincere ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: high school, school shooting, murder, tragedy, guilt, self sacrifice, adultery, haunted by the past, adulthood, teenager, crimes, best friends ...
Time: contemporary, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Bouquet of Barbed Wire (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
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, erotic, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, family problems, life turned upside down, dysfunctional family, parents and children, couple relations, haunted by the past, loss of wife, car accident, murder mystery, financial ruin, teacher ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.4
 36K
Keith (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Natalie (Elisabeth Harnois) is high school royalty, but her queen bee status falls apart when she falls for the new guy at school. Although Keith (Jesse McCartney) ignores her at first, they soon become friends -- even though Natalie suspects that ...
Style: psychological, serious, romantic, bad ending, touching ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: high school, opposites attract, first love, love, terminal illness, romance, teenage love, youth, teenager, teenage life, cancer, teen romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Before I Disappear (2014)
Genre: Adventure, 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: depressing, melancholic, emotional, surreal, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: depression, suicide attempt, self discovery, life, brother sister relationship, mental illness, coming of age, regret, loneliness, direction and purpose, low lives, babysitting ...
Place: new jersey, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Petals on the Wind (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
TV show
Story: This sequel to Flowers in the Attic picks up 10 years after Cathy, Chris and Carrie managed to escape Foxworth Hall.
Style: serious, disturbing, realistic, emotional
Plot: brother sister incest, brother sister sex, family relations, vengeance, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, family problems, young heroes, youth, siblings relations, incest, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971
Place: usa, new york, south carolina, california, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Defending Jacob (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 402 min.
TV show
Story: A family’s lives are irreparably disrupted when the 14-year-old son is accused of murdering a fellow classmate.
Style: suspense, serious, social, captivating, atmospheric ...
Plot: police investigation, murder investigation, husband wife relationship, death, false accusation of murder, parents and children, murder, investigation, father son relationship, family relations, assistant district attorney, uncover truth ...
Time: 2020s
Place: massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.9
 453K
Mystic River (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A story about friendship and loyalty, guilt and vengeance, and the fateful affect the past has on the present.
Style: psychological, tense, emotional, twist ending, neo noir ...
Plot: mystery, vengeance, sexual abuse, police investigation, child abuse, loss of child, murder, childhood, pedophilia, death in the family, investigation, child rape ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 70s, contemporary, 60s
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.5
 15
Eroded (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Story: "It is said that when left unhealed, the past can destroy our lives. When Billy Reid and his sister Sheila lose loved ones in a horrific accident, they must face the aftermath together. For Billy, that aftermath and the secrets that lie within ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological, tense
Plot: haunted by the past, family relations, mystery, supernatural ability, life is a bitch, supernatural, family problems, memory loss, family in crisis, destiny, car accident, loss ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.8
 15K
Wallander (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Sweden, Germany, USA
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: This drama follows Inspector Kurt Wallander – a middle-aged everyman – as he struggles against a rising tide of violence in the apparently sleepy backwaters in and around Ystad in Skane, southern Sweden. Based on the international best-selling ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, psychological, serious, tense ...
Plot: police detective, murder investigation, police investigation, forensics, loneliness, crimes, depression, drinking problem, life is a bitch, mystery, small town, police officer ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, future, 21st century, 2010s
Place: sweden, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Higher Ground (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Higher Ground is an American-Canadian drama action television show shot outside Vancouver, British Columbia. The series ran from January 14, 2000 - June 16, 2000 and aired on Fox Family. It stars Joe Lando, Hayden Christensen, A.J. Cook, Meghan Ory, ...
Style: sincere, serious, emotional, touching, realistic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, teen drama
Plot: troubled teen, hardcase students, dedicated educator, rebellion, boarding school, social problems, social misfits, understanding, teenage life, youth, juvenile delinquency, troublemaker ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.1
 8K
The Gates (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Like most families that settle inside The Gates, the Monahans are unmoored from a complicated life they abandoned in Chicago. There's something very different about this place, almost... haunting. Named the new police chief of The Gates, Nick ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, captivating, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, vampire, werewolf, youth, supernatural power, witch, suburban life, family in danger, lifestyle, female vampire, neighbor, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.8
 119K
Revenge (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: When Emily Thorne moves to the Hamptons, everyone wonders about the new girl, but she knows everything about them, including what they did to her family. Years ago, they took everything from her. Now, one by one, she's going to make them pay.
Style: twists and turns, captivating, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: high society, pretense, hidden identity, strong female character, vengeance, rivalry, scheme, haunted by the past, crimes, mysterious character, enemy, millionaire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%