Movies and TV shows like Riverdale

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Riverdale (2017)
 7.0
 110K
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: tense, biting, suspenseful, captivating, surprise ending, exciting, suspense, dramatic, twists and turns, intense ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, youth, small town, friendship, love triangle, friends, school, murder, gang, murder investigation, family secret, teenage life, family relations, crimes, danger, investigation, amateur detective, parents and children, mysterious death, love and romance, childhood friend, teen angst, rich girl, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, neighbor ...

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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, family relations, teenager, teenage life and social relations mostly in Drama, Mystery and Romance genres. Some movies like Riverdale: Pretty Little Liars (2010), Nancy Drew (2019), Gossip Girl (2007), Elite (2018), 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: friendship, blackmail, threat, best friends, friends, high school, popularity, youth, high school life, haunted by the past, disappearance, gossip and rumors ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.1
 4K
Nancy Drew (2019)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
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, non-linear
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: amateur detective, investigation, teenager, danger, friendship, love and romance, murder, paranormal, based on a novel, secrets, interracial, violence ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 7.4
 149K
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: girls' night, teens, teen drama, date night
Plot: teenage love, high school, popularity, youth, love triangle, lifestyle, betrayal, friends, gossip and rumors, love and romance, high society, adolescence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 7.6
 42K
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, disturbing, sexy, twists and turns ...
Plot: teenage sex, new school, sex scene, classmate, female nudity, jealousy, youth, friendship, seduction, school, murder, love and romance ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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: private school, adventure, friendship, youth, danger, investigation, boarding school, school, fall in love, rivalry, escapades, secret ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, supernatural, love triangle, vampire human love, werewolf, dangerous attraction, high school, immortality, teen romance, supernatural power, youth, supernatural romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 19th century, 2000s ...
Place: virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 8.8
 766K
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: suspenseful, captivating, exciting, sincere, disturbing ...
Plot: supernatural, monster, friendship, super powers, telekinesis, parallel world, missing person, experiment, parents and children, missing child, small town, supernatural power ...
Time: 80s, year 1983, 20th century
Place: indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 8.8
 169K
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, captivating ...
Plot: small town life, small town, investigation, who done it, murder, rape, death, crime, double life, special agents, secret, supernatural ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 1990s, 20th century, year 1989
Place: washington state, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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, twists and turns, scary, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: serial killer, characters killed one by one, who done it, youth, danger, psychopath, murder, massacre, high school, teenage life, mystery, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.7
 248K
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: thought provoking, serious, psychological, emotional, suspenseful ...
Audience: teen drama, teens
Plot: suicide, guilt, loss of friend, depression, teenage girl, teenage boy, high school, suicidal, human relationship, death of daughter, loss of daughter, abusive relationship ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.6
 123K
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, serious, atmospheric, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: werewolf, supernatural, supernatural ability, teenage love, high school, supernatural power, teenage life, life turned upside down, transformation, youth, friends, high school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, usa, california, japan, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 7.0
 3K
Grand Hotel (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: A bold, provocative upstairs/downstairs drama set at the last family-owned hotel in multicultural Miami Beach. Wealthy and beautiful guests bask in luxury, but scandals, escalating debt and explosive secrets hide beneath the picture-perfect exterior.
Style: emotional, captivating, romantic, light, entertaining
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: intrigue, family business, family relations, secrets, unlikely couple, hotel, secret, love and romance, parents and children, soap, latin
Time: 21st century
Place: miami, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.3
 66K
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, private detective, investigation, private investigator, student, youth, danger, teenage life, parents and children, sheriff, friendship, spy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: california, usa, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: light, suspenseful, semi serious, humorous
Audience: teens, kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: boarding school life, young heroes, boarding school, friends, school, youth, riddles and clues, investigation, disappearance, teenage life, popularity, amateur detective ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.1
 42K
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, family relations, friendship, teenage life, teenage love, friends, social relations, siblings relations, parents and children, power relations, teachers and students, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: beverly hills, california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 8.7
 27K
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, realistic, sweet, dramatic, serious ...
Audience: teen drama, teens
Plot: teenage sexuality, teenager, lgbt, teenage protagonist, teenage boy, friendship, teenage sex, teenage girl, gay teenager, teen angst, gay relationship, high school hunk ...
Time: contemporary
Place: norway, oslo norway, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.2
 124
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, good versus evil, friendship, high school life, love triangle, youth, supernatural romance, high school, imaginary, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
November Criminals (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 86 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, captivating, sincere
Audience: teen drama
Plot: high school, murder, death of mother, confrontation, shot to death, father son relationship, investigation, girlfriend, friendship, teenager, police, pager ...
Time: contemporary
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Movie in collections
 4.4
 53K
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, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: teenage love, teenage life, best friends, youth, love and romance, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, mother daughter relationship, high school life, friendship, happy ending, parents and children, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 8.3
 52K
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, law enforcement, supernatural, female detective, supernatural ability, crimes, laboratory, crime, murder investigation, friendship, morgue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 18th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: emotional, realistic, serious, touching, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night, teen drama, teens
Plot: high school, family relations, teenage pregnancy, teenage life, parents and children, youth, coming of age, friendship, suburbs, teenager, high school student, introspection ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, serious, captivating, stylized ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: social relations, starting over, parents and children, mystery, teenage life, therapy, youth, love, gossip and rumors, family relations, newcomer, upscale ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 70K
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, family relations, couple relations, friendship, high school, basketball, teenage love, high school life, step siblings, rivalry, favoritism among siblings, athlete's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Movie in collections
 7.1
 629
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: touching, suspenseful, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: hospital, friendship, teenage life, missing person, uncover truth, investigation, crimes, family relations, family problems, parents and children, teenage love, riddles and clues ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 8.5
 53K
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, offbeat, disturbing ...
Plot: small town life, crime, supernatural, evil spirit, crimes, law enforcement, small town, good versus evil, mystery, haunted by the past, special agents, surrealism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., usa, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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, supernatural power, werewolf, youth, family relations, family in danger, imaginary, lifestyle, suburban life, danger, police detective ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
16%
 5.4
 1K
The A List (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Romance, rivalry and radical mystery collide as a group of teens attend a remote island sleepaway camp in this suspenseful, supernatural drama.
Style: disturbing, captivating, scenic, colourful
Audience: teen drama, teens
Plot: camp, summer camp, supernatural power, mystery, friendship, popularity, teenagers, teenager, rivalry, society, relationships, danger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 7K
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: humorous, intense, romantic, semi serious, emotional ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: high school, rich and poor, love and romance, teenage love, romance, family business, rich man poor woman, teenage life, youth, social differences, love triangle, high school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.1
 36K
Hemlock Grove (2013)
Genre: Drama, 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, investigation, family secret, crimes, danger, small town, sex with brother, small town life, protagonist as suspect, supernatural, murder, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
14%
 8.2
 22K
Animal Kingdom (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: exciting, captivating, tense, twists and turns
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, mother son relationship, criminal, crime family, crimes, dysfunctional family, danger, escapades, drugs/alcohol, gay brother, family conflict, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: southern california, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%