Movies and TV shows like Riverdale

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Riverdale (2017)
 6.7
 139K
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: suspenseful, biting, captivating, tense, surprise ending, exciting, suspense, dramatic, twists and turns, intense ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, love triangle, friends, small town, school, youth, murder, friendship, teenage life, gang, mysterious death, crimes, family secret, family relations, investigation, murder investigation, love and romance, amateur detective, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, parents and children, rich girl, teenager, teen angst, teenage angst, neighbor ...

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Most similar movies to Riverdale

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, captivating, serious and tense films and TV series with plots about friendship, teenager, high school, youth, mystery, family relations and danger mostly in Drama, Mystery and Thriller genres. Some movies like Riverdale: Pretty Little Liars (2010), Nancy Drew (2019), Gossip Girl (2007), Elite (2018), The Vampire Diaries (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, friends, blackmail, friendship, threat, youth, best friends, gossip and rumors, high school life, mysterious character, teenage life, popularity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 6.5
 8K
Nancy Drew (2019)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Young Nancy Drew makes plans to leave her hometown for college after high school graduation, but finds herself drawn into a supernatural murder mystery.
Style: captivating, enigmatic, bleak, tense, non-linear ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: amateur detective, investigation, teenager, paranormal, friendship, mystery, murder, secrets, homicide detective, supernatural, love and romance, crime investigation ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 7.4
 170K
Gossip Girl (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Gossip Girl is an American teen drama television series based on the book series of the same name written by Cecily von Ziegesar. The series, created by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, originally ran on The CW for six seasons from September 19, ...
Style: romantic, witty, talky, stylized, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, date night, teen drama
Plot: teenage love, high school, popularity, youth, love triangle, gossip and rumors, love and romance, betrayal, lifestyle, adolescence, friends, best friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 7.4
 72K
Elite (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: When three working class kids enroll in the most exclusive school in Spain, the clash between the wealthy and the poor students leads to tragedy.
Style: captivating, emotional, sexy, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: school, classmate, teenage sex, new school, friendship, jealousy, sex scene, youth, murder, female nudity, seduction, infidelity ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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The Vampire Diaries (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: The story of two vampire brothers obsessed with the same girl, who bears a striking resemblance to the beautiful but ruthless vampire they knew and loved in 1864.
Style: romantic, suspenseful, stylized, serious, disturbing
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: vampire, love triangle, supernatural, supernatural romance, vampire human love, werewolf, high school, immortality, dangerous attraction, teen romance, supernatural power, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s, 1860s ...
Place: virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Scream: The TV Series (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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, twists and turns, scary, realistic, slasher ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: serial killer, masked killer, high school, who done it, characters killed one by one, youth, psychopath, murder, massacre, teenage life, maniac, mystery ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, atlanta
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
The Private School (2011)
Genre: Mystery
Country: Russia
Duration: 48 min.
TV show
Story: in this TV series there is a school and in that school have been many secrets, students from this school find out that a teacher has gone missing so they start to look for him this then leads into a long journey which gets into a difficult situation ...
Style: captivating, twists and turns, disturbing, suspenseful, suspense
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: private school, high school, adventure, friendship, youth, investigation, school, boarding school, fall in love, rivalry, family problems, secret ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.4
 3K
The A List (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Romance, rivalry and radical mystery collide as a group of teens attend a remote island sleepaway camp in this suspenseful, supernatural drama.
Style: captivating, disturbing, colourful, scenic, dark
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: camp, teenager, friendship, summer camp, rivalry, mystery, supernatural power, bbc, nature, popularity, mind control, society ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Movie in collections
 8.8
 192K
Twin Peaks (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 47 min.
TV show
Story: The body of Laura Palmer is washed up on a beach near the small Washington state town of Twin Peaks. FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper is called in to investigate her strange demise only to uncover a web of mystery that ultimately leads him deep into ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, suspenseful, gloomy, neo noir ...
Plot: small town, who done it, investigation, murder, small town life, nightmare, secret, hallucination, demonic possession, death, paranormal investigation, mysterious place ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century, year 1989
Place: washington state, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.6
 281K
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, serious, emotional, psychological, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: depression, suicide, loss of friend, teenage girl, suicidal, high school, guilt, teenage boy, classmate classmate relationship, human relationship, loss of daughter, death of daughter ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.8
 142K
Teen Wolf (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 41 min.
TV show
Story: Scott McCall, a high school student living in the town of Beacon Hills has his life drastically changed when he's bitten by a werewolf, becoming one himself. He must henceforth learn to balance his problematic new identity with his day-to-day ...
Style: suspenseful, touching, serious, atmospheric, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: werewolf, supernatural ability, supernatural, high school, supernatural power, teenage love, teenage life, friends, transformation, teen romance, life turned upside down, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, mexico, japan, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 8.4
 72K
Veronica Mars (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: The series is set in the fictional town of Neptune, California, and stars Kristen Bell as the title character, a student who progresses from high school to college while moonlighting as a private investigator under the tutelage of her detective ...
Style: touching, witty, realistic, suspenseful, clever ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: amateur detective, student, investigation, female detective, private investigator, private detective, teenage life, youth, parents and children, friendship, spy, teacher ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: california, usa, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.6
 5K
Eyewitness (2016)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Two teenage boys secretly meet up in a cabin, bear witness to a shooting and barely escape with their lives. Desperate to keep their relationship a secret and in fear of being found by the perpetrator, they remain silent but soon learn that what has ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, suspense, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: gay, small town, love and romance, couple relations, crimes, murder, investigation, character change, witnessing a crime, changing lives, relationship problems, witness ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 8.7
 982K
Stranger Things (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 51 min.
TV show
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, exciting, suspenseful, sincere, disturbing ...
Plot: supernatural, telekinesis, super powers, supernatural power, monster, parallel universe, friendship, teenage boy, boy, missing person, teenage girl, paranormal phenomena ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1983
Place: ussr, indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
House of Anubis (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 15 min.
TV show
Story: House of Anubis is a jointly Nickelodeon British, American, and Belgian mystery television series based on the Dutch-Belgian television series Het Huis Anubis aired in the Netherlands and Belgium. The series was created by Hans Bourlon and Gert ...
Style: suspenseful, light, semi serious, humorous, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: boarding school, boarding school life, school, young heroes, friends, disappearance, teenage life, high school, investigation, youth, adventure, riddles and clues ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.7
 3K
Hidden Palms (2007)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
TV show
Story: Hidden Palms is an American teen drama television series that ran from May 30 until July 4, 2007, on The CW in the United States. It was canceled after eight first-run episodes. The series, created by Kevin Williamson, portrays the fictional lives ...
Style: realistic, sexy, serious, captivating, stylized ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: starting over, social relations, mystery, parents and children, teenage life, youth, therapy, love, gossip and rumors, family relations, step parent, newcomer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 33K
Animal Kingdom (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The series centers on 17-year-old Joshua "J" Cody, who moves in with his freewheeling relatives in their Southern California beach town after his mother dies of a heroin overdose. Headed by boot-tough matriarch Janine "Smurf" ...
Style: captivating, exciting, tense, twists and turns
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime family, criminal, dysfunctional family, crimes, heist, escapades, family conflict, gay brother, brother brother relationship, mother son relationship, friendship, ex convict ...
Time: contemporary
Place: southern california, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Boarding School (2007)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 75 min.
TV show
Story: El Internado Laguna Negra was a Spanish television drama-thriller focusing on the students of a fictional boarding school in a forest, where teenagers are sent by their parents to study. The boarding school is situated in a forest far from the city, ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, exciting, suspense, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: boarding school, experiment, murder mystery, teenager, mystery, dealing with death, family relations, siblings relations, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, death of friend, dungeon, secret room ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.2
 44K
90210 (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: 90210 revolves around several students at the fictional West Beverly Hills High School, including new Beverly Hills residents Annie Wilson and Dixon Wilson. Their father, Harry Wilson, has returned from Kansas to his Beverly Hills childhood home ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, romantic, captivating, serious ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, family relations, teenage life, friendship, high school hunk, teen romance, teenage love, friends, parents and children, siblings relations, social relations, high school student ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: beverly hills, california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: In Beacon Heights, a seemingly perfect town, a group of three college friends struggle with the stress of being overachievers. In the aftermath of the town’s first murder, each Perfectionist hides behind a secret, a lie and an alibi.
Style: surprise ending, enigmatic, twists and turns, disturbing, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college, young adult, murder, friend, secret, murder mystery, mystery, teacher, death, small town life, social problems, society ...
⇓ 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, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage pregnancy, high school, teenage life, family relations, teenager, parents and children, youth, high school hunk, cheerleader, step siblings, teenage boy, high school student ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.0
 157
Split (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Israel
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Follows Ella Rosen who discovers her identity, as a half-vampire, half-human, when she starts at Green High whose principal is secretly the head of 'The Order of the Blood' an order which is devoted to cleansing the world of vampires.
Style: atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, captivating
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: high school, vampire, good versus evil, supernatural romance, friendship, supernatural, high school life, friends, youth, love triangle, teenage love, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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: vampire, supernatural, werewolf, supernatural power, witch, youth, family relations, family in danger, suburban life, lifestyle, neighbor, police detective ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
Movie in collections
 8.3
 57K
Forever (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Doctor Henry Morgan, New York City’s star medical examiner, has a secret. He doesn't just study the dead to solve criminal cases, he does it to solve the mystery that has eluded him for 200 years—the answer to his own inexplicable ...
Style: atmospheric, captivating, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: immortality, law enforcement, supernatural, investigation, female detective, immortal, supernatural ability, friendship, murder investigation, laboratory, morgue, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 18th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.9
 684
Open Heart (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: In the wake of her father's disappearance, 16-year-old Dylan Blake falls in with the wrong crowd, gets arrested, and earns court-ordered community service volunteering at Open Heart Memorial, the hospital where her mother and sister are ...
Style: realistic, touching, suspenseful, semi serious, humorous
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: hospital, friendship, investigation, missing person, teenage life, uncover truth, love and romance, youth, amateur detective, mystery, crimes, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Home Before Dark (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: A young girl moves from Brooklyn to the small lakeside town her father left behind. While there, her dogged pursuit of the truth leads her to unearth a cold case that everyone in town, including her own father, tried hard to bury.
Style: captivating, inspirational, suspense, tense, psychological ...
Plot: crime investigation, child protagonist, small town, father daughter relationship, sheriff, crime solving, unsolved crime, murder, child fighting adult, mystery, private investigation, forensics ...
Time: 2020s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.5
 65K
Twin Peaks (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Picks up 25 years after the inhabitants of a quaint northwestern town are stunned when their homecoming queen is murdered.
Style: psychological, twists and turns, mind bending, surreal, disturbing ...
Plot: small town life, small town, supernatural, crimes, law enforcement, evil spirit, mystery, special agents, surrealism, mysterious event, haunted by the past, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.9
 7K
Beyond (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Holden wakes up from a coma after 12 years and discovers new abilities that propel him into the middle of a dangerous conspiracy.
Style: bleak, exciting, captivating, tense, twists and turns
Audience: teen drama
Plot: superhuman, telekinesis, teenager, disorder, heroes, adventure, love, mentor, investigation, friendship, crimes, betrayal ...
Place: kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.5
 29K
Kyle XY (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A suburban family that takes in a mysterious teen naive to the world around him. As Kyle begins to show signs of brilliance, solving the mystery of his origin and potential abilities becomes the family's mission.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, entertaining, exciting, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural ability, genius, teenage life, experiment, self discovery, foster child, mysterious character, teenage love, teaching the ways of the world, supernatural, cloning, supernatural power ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
13%
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (2018)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: As her 16th birthday nears, Sabrina must choose between the witch world of her family and the human world of her friends. Based on the Archie comic.
Style: dark, satanic, atmospheric, stylized, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: witchcraft, witch, teenager, black magic, half breed, high school, devil worship, school, dedication, adventure, teenage love, teenage protagonist ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%