Movies and TV shows like Riverdale

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Riverdale (2017)
 7.2
 94K
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, biting, suspenseful, tense, surprise ending, exciting, suspense, dramatic, intense
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, small town, friends, teenage life, friendship, youth, love triangle, murder, investigation, parents and children, crimes, danger, family relations, love and romance, school, teen angst, secret, gang, mysterious death, 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, captivating and realistic films and TV series with plots about friendship, high school, youth, teenager, teenage life, friends and family relations mostly in Drama, Mystery and Romance genres. Some movies like Riverdale: Pretty Little Liars (2010), Scream: The TV Series (2015), Twin Peaks (1990), Stranger Things (2016), The Private School (2011). 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, girls' night, teen drama, family outing
Plot: secret, best friends, youth, high school, friendship, blackmail, threat, haunted by the past, disappearance, gossip and rumors, murder, leader ...
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, semi serious, realistic
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: serial killer, teenage life, characters killed one by one, high school, massacre, danger, small town, youth, murder, psychopath, who done it, obsession ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, investigation, small town life, murder, supernatural, who done it, rape, double life, mysterious place, death, special agents, crime ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 80s, 90s, year 1989
Place: washington state, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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: friendship, parallel world, supernatural, monster, missing person, experiment, super powers, parents and children, love and romance, telekinesis, middle school, small town ...
Time: 80s, year 1983
Place: indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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, disturbing, suspenseful, suspense
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: youth, adventure, friendship, secret, danger, investigation, private school, school, rivalry, fall in love, escapades, boarding school ...
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: teenage love, betrayal, popularity, friends, youth, love triangle, high school, party, gossip and rumors, school, lifestyle, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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, danger, teenage life, parents and children, sheriff, spy, friendship, teacher, ex couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: california, usa, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 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: sweet, emotional, realistic, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: teen drama, teens
Plot: friendship, teenage protagonist, teenage sexuality, teenage boy, lgbt, teenage sex, teenage girl, gay teenager, gay relationship, teenager, friendship between girls, high school ...
Time: contemporary
Place: norway, oslo norway, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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, high school, vampire human love, dangerous attraction, youth, immortality, werewolf, supernatural romance, small town, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1860s, 19th century, 2000s ...
Place: virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.6
 15K
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, school, murder, youth, friendship, classmates, seduction, new school, society, love and romance, sex scene, jealousy ...
⇓ 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: sentimental, realistic, romantic, captivating, serious
Audience: teen drama, teens
Plot: high school, friendship, high school life, teenage love, teenage life, friends, family relations, social relations, siblings relations, parents and children, power relations, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: beverly hills, california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 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: exciting, captivating, bleak, twists and turns, tense
Audience: teen drama
Plot: superhuman, adventure, supernatural, telekinesis, heroes, disorder, danger, teenager, twists & turns, love, mentor, deadly ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 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, best friends, love and romance, youth, high school life, happy ending, friends, coming of age, parents and children, friendship, kiss ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, sincere, captivating, suspenseful
Audience: teen drama
Plot: high school, murder, death of mother, shot to death, father son relationship, friendship, confrontation, investigation, girlfriend, teenager, drug dealer, pager ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, friends, school, teenage life, disappearance, young heroes, investigation, riddles and clues, boarding school, youth, popularity, suspicion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 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
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, supernatural, danger, youth, family in danger, imaginary, werewolf, neighbor, monster, boyfriend, police detective, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 8.5
 45K
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, disturbing, offbeat, captivating, atmospheric ...
Plot: supernatural, small town life, crime, crimes, law enforcement, small town, haunted by the past, mystery, special agents, good versus evil, evil spirit, surrealism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 8.1
 197K
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: serious, psychological, emotional, thought provoking, suspenseful ...
Audience: teen drama, teens
Plot: suicide, guilt, loss of friend, suicidal, teenage girl, high school, human relationship, loss of daughter, depression, death of daughter, classmate classmate relationship, loss ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
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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: police investigation, female detective, partners against crime, female protagonist, crimes, forensics, best friends, crime, murder investigation, homicide detective, police detective, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 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: suspenseful, humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: hospital, friendship, doctor, delinquent, parents and children, mystery, love and romance, missing person, amateur detective, teenage love, rebellion, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.3
 89K
Paper Towns (2015)
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: exciting, captivating, disturbing, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, teenagers, friendship, teenage boy, love and romance, high school life, teenager, youth, adventure, friends, teenage girl, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, florida, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 154K
The Mentalist (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Patrick Jane, a former celebrity psychic medium, uses his razor sharp skills of observation and expertise at "reading" people to solve serious crimes with the California Bureau of Investigation.
Style: exciting, intellectual, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: partners against crime, police investigation, fighting crime, investigation, danger, partners, murder, crimes, serial killer, psychic, crime, talented ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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, suspenseful, tense
Plot: immortality, investigation, crimes, supernatural, law enforcement, crime, murder investigation, secret, friendship, laboratory, buddies, female detective ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 18th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 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, teenage love, supernatural, life turned upside down, supernatural power, school, youth, high school life, team ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, mexico, california, japan, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 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, captivating, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage life, couple relations, high school, friendship, high school life, rivalry, teenage love, athlete's life, basketball, ambitious, rivals, abandoned ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 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: serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, captivating
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: vampire, teenage love, love triangle, supernatural, high school life, good versus evil, youth, friendship, supernatural romance, high school, love and romance, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 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, exciting, entertaining, tense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural ability, secret, experiment, self discovery, teenage life, mysterious character, teaching the ways of the world, teenage love, genius, cloning, fish out of water, family life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, seattle, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
 6.6
 32K
Dawson's Creek (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Dawson's Creek is an American teen drama television series created by Kevin Williamson which debuted on January 20, 1998, on The WB and was produced by Sony Pictures Television. Filmed in Wilmington, North Carolina, at EUE/Screen Gems studios ...
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, captivating, serious
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: love triangle, friendship, small town, coming of age, teenage life, couples, romance, couple relations, self discovery, high school life, lifestyle, introspection ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 2000s ...
Place: massachusetts, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.5
 24K
Roswell (1999)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Bizarre things start happening in the little New Mexico town where UFOs were spotted in 1947. Cut to 1999, when a cute high-school student saves the life of a teenage waitress. Surrounded by cliques of clever, angst-filled classmates, the two form a ...
Style: atmospheric, semi serious, suspense, captivating, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, alien, alien encounter, fish out of water, friendship, uncover truth, love and romance, ufo, disorder, space and aliens, hidden identity, cover up ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 90s
Place: new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 4.7
 3K
Party Girl (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A student will do anything to become part of the "in-crowd" at the exclusive school she attends in New York.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, sentimental, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friends, school, coming of age, dysfunctional family, schoolgirl, jealousy, teenage life, teenage love, high school life, juvenile delinquency, best friends, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york, manhattan, new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%