Movies and TV shows like 13 Reasons Why

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13 Reasons Why
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: dramatic, thought provoking, suspenseful, emotional, serious, psychological, realistic, tragic ending
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: suicide, teenage girl, audio cassette, classmate classmate relationship, guilt, high school, teenager, depression, self harm, loss of daughter, loss of friend, death of daughter, family relations, human relationship, girlfriend girlfriend relationship, abusive relationship, parent child relationship, classmate, loss, bullying, mental illness, older actors younger roles, high school student, flashback, mustang ...
Place: usa
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, melancholic and emotional films and TV series with plots about depression, teenager, mentor, storytelling, youth, loneliness and dialogue mostly in Drama, Mystery and Thriller genres. Some movies like 13 Reasons Why: Riverdale (2016), Shame (2015), I'm Not Ashamed (2016), The Rapture (1991), If I Stay (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Riverdale
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
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: dramatic, captivating, suspenseful, biting, surprise ending
Audience: teens, teen drama
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Shame
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: dramatic, emotional, serious, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: teen drama, teens
Plot: teenager, friendship, teenage protagonist, friendship between girls, gay relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, teenage sex, teenage sexuality, muslim, lgbt, teenage boy, gay teenager ...
Time: contemporary
Place: oslo norway, norway, scandinavia
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    User:   62%
 
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I'm Not Ashamed
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: christian, shooting, christianity, high school, faith, church, good deed, blue jeans, caucasian, blood on clothes, auditorium, dog tag ...
Place: colorado
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System:   64%
    User:   78%
 
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The Rapture
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, surreal, futuristic ...
Plot: apocalypse, redemption, end of the world, religion, christian, god, christianity, atheism, jesus, self discovery, mother daughter relationship, male nudity ...
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If I Stay
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, heartbreaking ...
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Plot: love, dealing with death, life & death, teenager, family drama, hospital, love and romance, family relations, supernatural, loss of family, coma, teenage girl ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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    User:   100%
 
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One True Thing
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, sentimental, clever ...
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 20th century, 90s
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Stranger Things
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.
Plot: telekinesis, missing person, friendship, monster, government conspiracy, missing child, parallel world, role playing, supernatural, experiment, forest, small town ...
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Paper Towns
Genre: 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: serious, sentimental, emotional, realistic, bad ending ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: friendship, high school, teenager, mystery, male nudity, revenge, school, road trip, teenagers, coming-of-age, coming of age, unlikely friendships ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa, new jersey
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System:   38%
    User:   75%
 
Before I Disappear
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: depression, suicide attempt, relationships, writers, mentor, pornography, solitude, surrealism, loneliness, destiny, nudity (topless - notable), coming of age ...
Place: new jersey
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System:   37%
    User:   73%
 
 7.7
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Detachment
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: bleak, emotional, realistic, psychological, stylized ...
Plot: teacher, high school, depression, suicide, school, dedicated educator, loneliness, teachers and students, storytelling, life & death, mentor, father daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   28%
 
Pretty Little Liars
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: twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: teens, girls' night, family outing, teen drama
Plot: high school, best friends, friendship, haunted by the past, secret, threat, mystery, youth, bullying, blackmail, gossip and rumors, disappearance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, usa
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System:   34%
    User:   29%
 
 7.6
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Disconnect
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Disconnect interweaves multiple storylines about people searching for human connection in today’s wired world. Through poignant turns that are both harrowing and touching, the stories intersect with surprising twists that expose a shocking reality ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, dramatic, intense ...
Plot: internet, technology, loneliness, lawyer, bullying, crumbling marriage, storytelling, multiple storylines, single father, solitude, tragedy, mentor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
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System:   31%
    User:   32%
 
 7.5
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Keith
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 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: bad ending, dramatic, realistic, sentimental, sad ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, teenager, terminal illness, teenagers, high school, romance, teen romance, cancer, opposites attract, adolescence, love, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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System:   31%
    User:   50%
 
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The Trial
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: After the horrific death of his wife and two sons, suicide seems to be the only escape for small town attorney Kent "Mac" McClain... until he's assigned a capital punishment case that begins to transform his life and those around him ...
Style: sincere, serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating
Plot: legal action, introspection, courtroom, hopes, legal, small town, dedicated lawyer, dealing with death, murder, legal investigation, courtroom drama, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: georgia, usa
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    User:   80%
 
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Manic
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Lyle is filled with rage. After badly beating a classmate during a schoolyard fight, Lyle is committed to a juvenile mental institution in lieu of criminal prosecution. Inside the hospital, Lyle encounters a group of adolescents struggling with a ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, psychological, talky, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental illness, depression, coming of age, addiction, mental institution, teenager, adolescence, violent, mentor, sexual abuse, bullying, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   27%
    User:   31%
 
Ordinary People
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Beth, Calvin, and their son Conrad are living in the aftermath of the death of the other son. Conrad is overcome by grief and misplaced guilt to the extent of a suicide attempt. He is in therapy. Beth had always preferred his brother and is having ...
Style: emotional, realistic, psychological, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, guilt, depression, psychiatrist, suicide attempt, family drama, suicide, death, crumbling marriage, marriage, character study, tragedy ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, mcdonald's restaurant, illinois, houston texas, texas ...
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System:   27%
    User:   22%
 
 6.5
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Margaret
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: A young woman witnesses a bus accident, and is caught up in the aftermath, where the question of whether or not it was intentional affects many people's lives.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, gloomy, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: innocence lost, high school, teacher, mother daughter relationship, virginity, drugs/alcohol, relationships, haunted by the past, dysfunctional family, character study, drinking, abortion ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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System:   26%
    User:   24%
 
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Short Term 12
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Grace, a compassionate young supervisor at a foster care facility, works with her boyfriend and colleague, Mason, to help at-risk teens. But when a new charge dredges up memories of her own troubled past, Grace's tough exterior begins eroding.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, serious, heartbreaking ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: depression, adolescence, mentor, teenager, storytelling, incest, child abuse, friendship, hospital, workplace romance, childhood, children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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System:   26%
    User:   21%
 
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The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A coming-of-age story based on the best-selling novel by Stephen Chbosky, which follows 15-year-old freshman Charlie, an endearing and naive outsider who is taken under the wings of two seniors. A moving tale of love, loss, fear and hope - and the ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, melancholic, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, high school, friendship, adolescence, teacher, suicide, depression, mental illness, teenager, gay, loneliness, drugs ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, contemporary, 21st century, 1990s ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa
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System:   26%
    User:   25%
 
 6.7
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Blue Car
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Gifted 18-year-old Meg has been abandoned by her father and neglected by her hardworking mother. Left to care for her emotionally disturbed younger sister, her world begins to unravel. She finds an outlet in writing poetry and support from her ...
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, touching, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: high school, coming of age, teenager, school, hospital, writer's life, relationships, nudity (topless - notable), poetry, teacher, loneliness, coming-of-age ...
Time: contemporary
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System:   26%
    User:   22%
 
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Proof
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: talky, emotional, serious, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: mental illness, mathematics, science, paranoia, father daughter relationship, obsession, schizophrenia, death, mentally unstable, genius, teacher, insanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, campus, london, wisconsin, chicago illinois
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System:   25%
    User:   26%
 
A Girl Like Her
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 life, high school, kids in trouble, youth, social relations, teenage life, hidden camera, teenage girl, suicidal, found footage, character says i'm sorry, popular girl ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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System:   25%
    User:   100%
 
Six Degrees of Separation
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, witty, clever, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: art, investigation, mental illness, greed, uncover truth, urban, existentialism, cons and scams, mystery, con artists, dialogue, relationships ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, california
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System:   25%
    User:   100%
 
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Well, Come On, Smile
Genre: Family, Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Well, Come On, Smile focuses on a girl who runs from an orphanage. The film presents a sobering depiction of newly built urban environs and addresses formerly taboo problems such as alcoholism.
Plot: orphanage, suicide attempt, homesickness, cruelty, jealousy, teenage love, teenage girl, teenage boy
Place: soviet union
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System:   25%
    User:   100%
 
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Crazy for Love
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A suicidal comedy about two young lovers who get married and escape from a mental institution in search of new ways to die...and the white light.
Style: light
Plot: love at first sight, cure, suicidal, escape, falling off a bridge, sister in law, jumping off a bridge, strait jacket, beard, overdose, abortion, shaman ...
Place: wisconsin
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System:   25%
    User:   100%
 
 7.1
 223K
Chronicle
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Three high school students make an incredible discovery, leading to their developing uncanny powers beyond their understanding. As they learn to control their abilities and use them to their advantage, their lives start to spin out of control, and ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, intense, clever, interesting ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: friendship, high school, coming of age, teenager, loneliness, adolescence, bullying, violence, redemption, supernatural ability, surveillance, superhero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa, tibet, seattle washington
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System:   24%
    User:   22%
 
 6.9
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Trust
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A suburban family is torn apart when fourteen-year-old Annie meets her first boyfriend online. After months of communicating via online chat and phone, Annie discovers her friend is not who he originally claimed to be. Shocked into disbelief, her ...
Style: disturbing, emotional, sincere, psychological, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenager, sexual abuse, obsession, investigation, bullying, rape, parents and children, father daughter relationship, vengeance, internet, adolescence, family drama ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   24%
    User:   20%
 
 5.6
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Unfriended
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: scary, suspenseful, suspense, psychological, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: internet, vengeance, violence, teenager, bullying, betrayal, skype, death, dialogue, suicide, ghost, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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System:   24%
    User:   22%
 

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Mean Creek
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Teenagers living in small-town Oregon take a boat trip for a birthday celebration. When they get an idea to play a mean trick on the town bully, it suddenly goes too far. Soon they're forced to deal with the unexpected consequences of their ...
Style: realistic, tense, suspenseful, psychological, serious ...
Audience: kids, teens, teen drama
Plot: small town, coming of age, friendship, vengeance, guilt, bullying, revenge, teenager, violence, prank, drinking, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon
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System:   24%
    User:   21%
 
 6.7
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Paranoid Park
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: France, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The teenager and skateboarder Alex is interviewed by Detective Richard Lu that is investigating the death of a security guard in the rail yards severed by a train who was apparently hit by a skate board. While dealing with the separation process of ...
Style: psychological, realistic, surreal, serious, meditative ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, teenager, coming of age, guilt, death, police investigation, teenage life, rock, adolescence, innocence lost, loneliness, time loop ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa, portland oregon
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System:   24%
    User:   24%
 
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