Movies and TV shows like Riverdale

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Riverdale (2017)
 7.1
 100K
Riverdale (2017)
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, tense, biting, suspenseful, surprise ending, suspense, exciting, dramatic, intense
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, friends, youth, small town, friendship, teenage life, murder, love triangle, investigation, danger, parents and children, crimes, family relations, love and romance, school, mysterious death, teen angst, secret, gang, murder investigation, family secret, neighbor, amateur detective, newspaper, death of brother ...

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Most similar movies to Riverdale

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and captivating films and TV series with plots about friendship, high school, youth, family relations, teenager, teenage life and parents and children mostly in Drama, Mystery and Romance genres. Some movies like Riverdale: Pretty Little Liars (2010), Scream: The TV Series (2015), The Private School (2011), Gossip Girl (2007), Twin Peaks (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, teen drama, girls' night, family outing
Plot: secret, threat, blackmail, best friends, high school, friendship, haunted by the past, youth, disappearance, teenage life, gossip and rumors, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, characters killed one by one, high school, massacre, danger, youth, teenage life, murder, small town, psychopath, who done it, obsession ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Private School (2011)
Genre: Mystery
Country: Russia
Duration: 48 min.
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, suspenseful, disturbing, suspense
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: adventure, private school, youth, friendship, secret, danger, investigation, school, rivalry, boarding school, fall in love, escapades ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 142K
Gossip Girl (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
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: witty, talky, stylized, serious, romantic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama, date night
Plot: youth, teenage love, popularity, high school, friends, love triangle, betrayal, party, gossip and rumors, lifestyle, love and romance, school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
 8.8
 158K
Twin Peaks (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 47 min.
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, gloomy, psychological, suspenseful, offbeat ...
Plot: small town, murder, small town life, investigation, supernatural, who done it, double life, secret, rape, death, crime, special agents ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 80s, 90s, year 1989
Place: washington state, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 8.3
 64K
Veronica Mars (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
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, clever, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: amateur detective, student, private detective, investigation, youth, danger, teenage life, parents and children, sheriff, spy, friendship, teacher ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: california, usa, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 8.8
 657K
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, exciting, sincere, disturbing ...
Plot: monster, supernatural, friendship, parallel world, missing person, super powers, experiment, telekinesis, parents and children, missing child, middle school, love and romance ...
Time: 80s, year 1983
Place: indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Vampire Diaries (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
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
Plot: vampire, love triangle, supernatural, vampire human love, high school, dangerous attraction, youth, teen romance, werewolf, immortality, supernatural romance, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s, 19th century ...
Place: virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
Movie in collections
 8.7
 24K
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: emotional, sweet, realistic, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage sexuality, lgbt, teenage girl, teenage protagonist, teenage boy, teenage sex, teenager, friendship, gay teenager, gay relationship, high school hunk, friendship between girls ...
Time: contemporary
Place: norway, oslo norway, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.6
 26K
Elite (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 60 min.
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, twists and turns, disturbing, intense
Plot: teenage sex, youth, friendship, classmates, school, society, murder, love and romance, jealousy, naked in public, new school, seduction ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.8
 230K
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: emotional, psychological, serious, thought provoking, suspenseful ...
Audience: teen drama, teens
Plot: suicide, guilt, loss of friend, teenage girl, depression, suicidal, high school, human relationship, loss of daughter, death of daughter, loss, abusive relationship ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.1
 41K
90210 (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: realistic, sentimental, romantic, captivating, serious
Audience: teen drama, teens
Plot: high school, friendship, high school life, teenage life, teenage love, friends, family relations, social relations, parents and children, siblings relations, youth, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: beverly hills, california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.0
 6K
Beyond (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
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: captivating, exciting, bleak, twists and turns, tense
Audience: teen drama
Plot: superhuman, adventure, supernatural, telekinesis, disorder, teenager, heroes, danger, deadly, twists & turns, mentor, love ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.9
 3K
Hidden Palms (2007)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
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: sexy, realistic, stylized, serious, tv series pilot
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: starting over, family relations, social relations, therapy, youth, step parent, mystery, parents and children, newcomer, teenage life, mysterious death, recovering alcoholic ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 117K
Teen Wolf (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 41 min.
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, humorous, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: werewolf, supernatural ability, teenage life, high school, youth, teenage love, supernatural, supernatural power, life turned upside down, transformation, school, high school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, usa, california, japan, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
November Criminals (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 107 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, captivating, sincere, suspenseful
Audience: teen drama
Plot: high school, murder, death of mother, confrontation, shot to death, father son relationship, friendship, investigation, girlfriend, teenager, police, drug dealer ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 8.3
 50K
Forever (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
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, investigation, supernatural, crime, law enforcement, crimes, secret, friendship, murder investigation, laboratory, female detective, buddies ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 18th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
House of Anubis (2011)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 15 min.
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, humorous, semi serious, light
Audience: teens, kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: boarding school life, school, friends, boarding school, young heroes, disappearance, teenage life, investigation, riddles and clues, youth, popularity, suspicion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Movie in collections
 4.4
 52K
LOL (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In a world connected by YouTube, iTunes, and Facebook, Lola and her friends navigate the peer pressures of high school romance and friendship while dodging their sometimes overbearing and confused parents. When Lola's mom, Anne, ...
Style: light, feel good, humorous, romantic, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: teenage love, teenage life, youth, best friends, love and romance, high school life, happy ending, friends, coming of age, parents and children, kiss, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 8.5
 47K
Twin Peaks (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Picks up 25 years after the inhabitants of a quaint northwestern town are stunned when their homecoming queen is murdered.
Style: surreal, mind bending, atmospheric, disturbing, offbeat ...
Plot: supernatural, small town life, crime, crimes, law enforcement, small town, good versus evil, evil spirit, haunted by the past, mystery, special agents, surrealism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: realistic, emotional, serious, touching, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night, teen drama, teens
Plot: high school, family relations, parents and children, teenage life, youth, teenage pregnancy, coming of age, friendship, suburbs, teenager, introspection, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.1
 8K
The Gates (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, danger, werewolf, police detective, family in danger, youth, lifestyle, suburban life, family relations, neighbor, supernatural power ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 7.2
 118
Split (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Israel
Duration: 25 min.
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: vampire, supernatural, teenage love, love triangle, high school life, good versus evil, friendship, supernatural romance, high school, youth, love and romance, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Movie in collections
 7.1
 608
Open Heart (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 22 min.
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: semi serious, suspenseful, humorous, realistic, touching
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: hospital, friendship, doctor, delinquent, social relations, investigation, teenage life, love and romance, mystery, uncover truth, riddles and clues, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.6
 67K
One Tree Hill (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Set in the fictional small town of Tree Hill, North Carolina, this teen-driven drama tells the story of two half brothers, who share a last name and nothing else. Brooding, blue-collar Lucas is a talented street-side basketball player, but his ...
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage life, high school, couple relations, high school life, friendship, basketball, step siblings, rivalry, teenage love, athlete's life, suburbs, favoritism among siblings ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.2
 35K
Hemlock Grove (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
Story: One cannot quench his all-consuming thirst. The other cannot tame the beast clawing its way out. In the sleepy Pennsylvania village of Hemlock Grove, two young men struggle to accept painful truths: about family, themselves, the mystery of the White ...
Style: gothic, serious, suspenseful, exciting, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: werewolf, small town, crimes, danger, investigation, family secret, protagonist as suspect, small town life, murder, parents and children, love triangle, who done it ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
 7.6
 5K
The Heirs (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 55 min.
Story: Heirs follows a group of privileged, elite high school students as they are groomed to take over their families' business empires. These wealthy students seem to have everything under control–except their love lives. Kim Tan is heir to the ...
Style: romantic, humorous, intense, emotional, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: high school, rich and poor, love and romance, teenage love, family business, heir heiress, youth, teenage life, social differences, romance, love triangle, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.5
 27K
Kyle XY (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, tense, exciting, entertaining, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural ability, secret, experiment, self discovery, teenage life, mysterious character, teenage love, teaching the ways of the world, genius, cloning, fish out of water, family life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
Rizzoli & Isles (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Perhaps their strikingly different personalities make the relationship between detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles so effective. Jane, the only female cop in Boston's homicide division, is tough, relentless and rarely lets ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, captivating, suspenseful
Audience: girls' night
Plot: partners against crime, police investigation, female detective, female protagonist, best friends, homicide detective, forensics, crime, murder investigation, police detective, partners, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
16%
 7.5
 4K
Midnight Sun (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, France
Duration: 55 min.
Story: Kahina Zadi, 32, a French police officer travels to Kiruna in Sweden to investigate the bestial murder of a French citizen. Together with Anders, a Swedish prosecutor of Sami origin, she begins an investigation. Soon new killings start to happen and ...
Style: tense, twists and turns, suspenseful, captivating, suspense
Plot: murder investigation, serial killer, murder, conspiracy, homicide detective, small town, frenchwoman, symbol, danger, crimes, shaman, police investigation ...
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%