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, loss of daughter, loss of friend, death of daughter, self harm, family relations, human relationship, girlfriend girlfriend relationship, abusive relationship, parent child relationship, classmate, loss, bullying, mental illness, older actors younger roles, death of loved one, high school student, dead teenager ...
Place: usa

Most similar movies to 13 Reasons Why

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, melancholic and dramatic films and TV series with plots about teenager, storytelling, depression, mentor, high school, family relations and loneliness mostly in Drama, Mystery and Romance genres. Some movies like 13 Reasons Why: Riverdale (2016), Shame (2015), I'm Not Ashamed (2016), The Rapture (1991), The Trial (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 7.6
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Riverdale
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: surprise ending, captivating, dramatic, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenager, small town, crimes, friends, friendship, mysterious death, murder, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, high school, family relations, teenage life, parents and children ...
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System:   95%
    User:   75%
 
 8.8
 21K
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: sentimental, dramatic, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teen drama, teens
Plot: teenager, friendship, friendship between girls, teenage protagonist, gay relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, teenage sex, teenage sexuality, muslim, lgbt, teenage boy, homosexual ...
Time: contemporary
Place: norway, oslo norway, scandinavia
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System:   71%
    User:   57%
 
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, high school, christianity, faith, church, journal, school shooting, cigarette, playing a video game, divorced parents, dock ...
Place: colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   61%
    User:   76%
 
 6.4
 4K
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, surreal, futuristic, serious ...
Plot: apocalypse, redemption, end of the world, religion, christian, god, christianity, atheism, jesus, self discovery, mother daughter relationship, male nudity ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   60%
 
 5.5
 1K
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: serious, sincere, realistic, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: legal action, introspection, courtroom, hopes, small town, legal, 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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System:   51%
    User:   80%
 
 6.3
 84K
Paper Towns
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: sentimental, serious, realistic, emotional, 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:   50%
    User:   70%
 
 7.0
 10K
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
Plot: dysfunctional family, terminal illness, cancer, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, tragedy, parents and children, sacrifice, literature, suicide, small town, family drama ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   80%
 
 7.5
 33K
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   62%
 
 8.9
 512K
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, supernatural, experiment, role playing, parallel world, forest, small town ...
Time: year 1983
Place: indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   57%
 
Jesse Stone: Thin Ice
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Jesse Stone and Captain Healy are shot during an unauthorized stake-out in Boston. Meanwhile, a cryptic letter sent from Paradise leads the mother of a kidnapped child to Stone. Though her son was declared dead, she hopes he will reopen the case.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, tense
Plot: mystery, memory loss, crime, small town, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, blind ambition, police chief, investigation, frame up, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   75%
 
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   32%
 
 7.8
 39K
The Past
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, serious, reflective ...
Plot: divorce, french, depression, dysfunctional family, guilt, suicide, infidelity, marriage, parenthood, coma, adultery, suicide attempt ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012
Place: france, iran, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   34%
 
 7.7
 67K
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:   36%
    User:   30%
 
 6.8
 40K
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, realistic, sincere ...
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   36%
 
 7.1
 20K
Get Low
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA, Germany, Poland
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A movie spun out of equal parts folk tale, fable and real-life legend about the mysterious, 1930s Tennessee hermit who famously threw his own rollicking funeral party... while he was still alive.
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: redemption, small town, solitude, storytelling, death, golden years, mentor, life & death, guilt, loneliness, haunted by the past, character study ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1938
Place: tennessee, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   38%
 
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   67%
 
 7.2
 123K
Winter's Bone
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: 17 year-old Ree Dolly sets out to track down her father, who put their house up for his bail bond and then disappeared. If she fails, Ree and her family will be turned out into the Ozark woods. Challenging her outlaw kin's code of silence and ...
Style: bleak, realistic, atmospheric, tense, serious ...
Plot: small town, poverty, mental illness, death, violence, neo noir, drinking, track down, drugs/alcohol, down on your luck, realism, drugs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: missouri, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   29%
 
 7.5
 4K
The Family
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: This thriller follows the return of a politician’s young son who was presumed dead after disappearing over a decade earlier. As the mysterious young man is welcomed back into his family, suspicions emerge — is he really who he says he is?
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, melancholic, bleak
Plot: missing child, secret, twists & turns, kidnapping, lie, family drama, parents and children, suspicion, police investigation, neighbor, teenager, politics ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   30%
 
Everybody Dies But Me
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 80 min.
Story: One Monday morning Katya, Vika and Zhanna learn that there will be a school disco, their first disco, on the coming Saturday night. The girls feverishly start preparing for the event, which rapidly becomes the most important moment ever in their ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspense, psychological, rough ...
Audience: teen drama, teens
Plot: dysfunctional family, teenage life, realism, friendship, school, parents and children, high school life, teenage girl, boy girl relationship, social decay, underage drinking, girl fight ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   35%
 
 6.7
 27K
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   30%
 
Hearts in Atlantis
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A widowed mother and her son change when a mysterious stranger enters their lives.
Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: friendship, childhood, coming of age, small town, storytelling, mentor, betrayal, innocence lost, parents and children, coming-of-age, adaptation, book ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: new york, usa, connecticut, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   32%
 
November Criminals
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Addison Schacht investigates the murder of his friend Kevin, with the help of Phoebe, and they discover the truth is darker than they ever imagined.
Style: touching, cynical, suspenseful, sincere, captivating
Audience: teen drama
Plot: teenager, confrontation, investigation, girlfriend, father son relationship, friendship, shot to death, ambition, family relations, high school, murder, death of mother ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   31%
    User:   32%
 
 6.8
 102K
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 ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, teen drama, chick flick
Plot: love, dealing with death, life & death, teenager, family drama, hospital, love and romance, family relations, supernatural, loss of family, teenage girl, coma ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   31%
    User:   80%
 
 7.7
 4K
Manifest
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: After landing from a turbulent but routine flight, the crew and passengers of Montego Air Flight 828 discover five years have passed in what seemed like a few hours. As their new realities become clear, a deeper mystery unfolds and some of the ...
Style: suspense, serious, captivating, exciting, mysterious ...
Plot: mysticism, time warp, presumed dead, airplane, starting over, family relations, a vision, passenger, lost, hallucinations, life & death, secrets ...
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System:   30%
    User:   34%
 
Without a Trace
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak, psychological ...
Plot: parents and children, missing person, family problems, gays and lesbians, single parent, kidnapping, dealing with death, missing child, sexual abuse, death in the family, estrangement, family life ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   30%
    User:   36%
 
 6.5
 14K
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, gloomy, serious, 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   30%
    User:   31%
 
 6.7
 3K
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   29%
    User:   25%
 
 7.4
 9K
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:   29%
    User:   27%
 
Welcome to the Rileys
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Years after their teenage daughter’s death, Lois and Doug Riley, an upstanding Indiana couple, are frozen by estranging grief. Doug escapes to New Orleans on a business trip. Compelled by urgencies he doesn’t understand, he insinuates himself ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, psychological ...
Plot: redemption, runaway, prostitute, dealing with death, drugs/alcohol, stripper, family drama, death in the family, marriage, poker, strong sexual content, life & death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, new jersey, california ...
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System:   28%
    User:   30%
 
We Need to Talk About Kevin
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: bleak, disturbing, psychological, tense, realistic ...
Plot: violence, guilt, parenthood, childhood, adolescence, mental illness, dysfunctional family, insanity, murder, pregnancy, psychopath, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, connecticut, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   28%
    User:   24%
 
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