Movies and TV shows like Riverdale

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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: tense, dramatic, captivating, suspenseful, biting, surprise ending, intense, exciting, suspense
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenager, small town, crimes, friends, friendship, mysterious death, murder, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, high school, family relations, parents and children, teenage life, investigation, love triangle, mother daughter relationship, father son relationship, father daughter relationship, teen angst, twists & turns, love and romance, youth, danger, school, romance, storytelling ...
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Shame
Drama, Romance
Norway
30 min.
 8.8
Twin Peaks
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
USA
47 min.
 8.8
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Most similar movies to Riverdale

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious and tense films and TV series with plots about crimes, family relations, murder, friendship, mystery, high school and investigation mostly in Drama, Mystery and Crime genres. Some movies like Riverdale: Pretty Little Liars (2010), 13 Reasons Why (2017), Shame (2015), Gossip Girl (2007), Twin Peaks (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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
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 8.1
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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, realistic, psychological, suspenseful, emotional ...
Audience: teen drama, teens
Plot: suicide, teenage girl, audio cassette, classmate classmate relationship, guilt, high school, teenager, depression, death of daughter, loss of daughter, loss of friend, self harm ...
Place: usa
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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:   84%
    User:   70%
 
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 7.4
 133K
Gossip Girl
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: realistic, talky, stylized, serious, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, date night, teen drama
Plot: high school, teenage love, school, youth, friends, popularity, gossip and rumors, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, lifestyle, friendship, wealth, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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System:   78%
    User:   69%
 
 8.8
 145K
Twin Peaks
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: surreal, twists and turns, psychological, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: investigation, murder, special agents, mystery, crime, who done it, supernatural, agent, paranormal investigation, murder mystery, mysterious character, manipulations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s, year 1989
Place: usa, washington state
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    User:   57%
 
The Vampire Diaries
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: disturbing, romantic, suspenseful, serious, stylized
Audience: teens
Plot: love triangle, dangerous attraction, vampire, vampire human love, teenage life, supernatural, high school, teen romance, siblings relations, small town, small town life, werewolf ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1860s, 19th century, 2010s ...
Place: usa, virginia
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    User:   51%
 
Scream: The TV Series
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: twists and turns, suspenseful, scary, semi serious, realistic
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: serial killer, youth, masked killer, stabbed to death, characters killed one by one, mystery, who done it, murder, high school, telephone call, massacre, small town ...
Time: contemporary
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    User:   62%
 
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Beyond
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, telekinesis, supernatural, disorder, heroes, adventure, teenager, danger, love, mentor, twists & turns, deadly ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   100%
 
 8.5
 38K
Twin Peaks
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, serious, atmospheric, offbeat, twists and turns ...
Plot: special agents, mystery, small town, small town life, crime, supernatural, crimes, law enforcement, social relations, haunted by the past, surrealism, doppelganger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   69%
 
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:   51%
    User:   52%
 
 8.4
 59K
Veronica Mars
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
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: semi serious, talky, suspenseful, realistic, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: amateur detective, verbal byplay, mystery, private detective, crime, investigation, crimes, youth, social relations, private investigator, high school, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, southern california
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System:   49%
    User:   55%
 
Better Luck Tomorrow
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A group of over-achieving Asian-American high school seniors enjoy a power trip when they dip into extra-curricular criminal activities.
Style: realistic, clever, tense, serious, offbeat ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: crime, high school, coming of age, friendship, pornography, teenager, greed, drugs/alcohol, teenage life, murder, stereotypes, race issues ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   48%
 
 7.8
 90K
The Best Offer
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Virgil Oldman is a world renowned antiques expert and auctioneer. An eccentric genius, he leads a solitary life, going to extreme lengths to keep his distance from the messiness of human relationships. When appointed by the beautiful but emotionally ...
Style: psychological, enigmatic, melancholic, touching, atmospheric ...
Plot: manipulation, adult virgin, older man younger woman relationship, loneliness, mysterious character, solitude, forgery, mystery, psychology, happiness, art theft, art collector ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 18th century
Place: italy, vienna, europe, prague czech republic
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System:   43%
    User:   36%
 
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The Catch
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Strong and successful Alice Martin is a fraud investigator who's about to be the victim of fraud by her fiancé. Between her cases, she is determined to find him before it ruins her career.
Style: captivating, light, twists and turns, tense, exciting
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: private investigator, deception, crimes, family relations, friends, twists & turns, relationship problems, investigation, love, dysfunctional relationship, danger, betrayal ...
Place: los angeles
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System:   42%
    User:   48%
 
Big Little Lies
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Subversive, darkly comedic drama Big Little Lies tells the tale of three mothers of first graders whose apparently perfect lives unravel to the point of murder.
Style: twists and turns, surprise ending, disturbing, enigmatic
Audience: chick flick, kids
Plot: female friendship, new life, family life, secret, mystery, crumbling marriage, unhappy marriage, parents, domestic violence, parent child relationship, marriage, adultery ...
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System:   42%
    User:   57%
 
Rizzoli & Isles
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, suspenseful, captivating
Audience: girls' night
Plot: female detective, partners against crime, female protagonist, police investigation, crimes, homicide detective, best friends, murder investigation, suspicion, search, career, friendship between women ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, boston, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   43%
 
 4.8
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Boys
Genre: Mystery, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Fed up with boarding school and frustrated with the way others have planned his life, John Baker Jr. wants a change -- anything to shake up his staid routine. The moment arrives when he stumbles upon a woman, Patty Vare, unconscious in a field. ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, surreal, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: boarding school, high school, romance, school, teenager, self discovery, jungle, couple relations, friendship, parents and children, teaching the ways of the world, runaway ...
Time: 90s
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System:   40%
    User:   40%
 
 4.6
 8K
You Get Me
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After arguing with his girlfriend, Ali, Tyler lands in the arms of sexy new girl, Holly. The next morning, he finds that not only does Ali agree to take him back, but Holly is a new student at their school and is dead set on her new man.
Style: suspense, disturbing, captivating, entertaining, thought provoking ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rivalry, teenage love, obsession, brutality, murder, danger, youth, psychological thriller, juvenile delinquency, crimes, bound and gagged, bikini
Time: contemporary
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System:   40%
    User:   46%
 
Movie in collections
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 5K
Father Brown
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 52 min.
Story: Father Brown is based on G. K. Chesterton's detective stories about a Catholic priest who doubles as an amateur detective in order to try and solve mysteries.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating, intellectual
Plot: amateur detective, clergy, investigation, who done it, priest, mystery, crimes, uncover truth, danger, village, church, lifestyle ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   41%
 
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Open Heart
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, realistic, humorous, touching
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: hospital, mystery, amateur detective, investigation, uncover truth, friendship, family in crisis, missing person, delinquent, doctor, riddles and clues, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   44%
 
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 16K
The Missing
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA, Belgium, France
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A gripping anthological relationship thriller series exploring the emotional fallout of a child's abduction not only on the family but on the wider community, told over two time frames.
Style: twists and turns, serious, realistic, emotional, suspenseful ...
Plot: missing child, investigation, abduction, crimes, police detective, life turned upside down, life is a bitch, parents and children, family relations, grief, twists & turns, flashback ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century, year 2006, year 2009
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   39%
 
The Glass House
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After the parents of Ruby and her younger brother, Rhett, are killed in a car crash, their parents' best friends, Erin and Terry Glass, become their guardians. The children hear promises of a world of opulence and California fun -- all they ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense, psychological, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, internet, orphan, lawyer, death, teenage life, high school, twists & turns, crimes, conspiracy, chase, catastrophe ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   39%
 
 7.7
 149K
The Birds
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Chic socialite Melanie Daniels enjoys a passing flirtation with an eligible attorney in a San Francisco pet shop and, on an impulse, follows him to his hometown bearing a gift of lovebirds. But upon her arrival, the bird population runs amok. ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, surreal, exciting, atmospheric ...
Plot: birds, dangerous animal, small town, bird attack, survival, lawyer, paranoia, danger, rebellion, violence, dialogue, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: california, san francisco
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System:   38%
    User:   43%
 
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 6.8
 33K
Sea of Love
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Seen-it-all New York detective Frank Keller is unsettled - he has done twenty years on the force and could retire, and he hasn't come to terms with his wife leaving him for a colleague. Joining up with an officer from another part of town to ...
Style: suspenseful, erotic, sexy, tense, sexual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, crime, police investigation, murder, police, investigation, femme fatale, oldies, paranoia, strong sexual content, murder mystery, love ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   41%
 
 6.8
 45K
Veronica Mars
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France, Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Years after walking away from her past as a teenage private eye, Veronica Mars gets pulled back to her hometown - just in time for her high school reunion - in order to help her old flame Logan Echolls, who's embroiled in a murder mystery.
Style: witty, semi serious, suspenseful, realistic, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, mystery, private detective, investigation, crime, neo noir, verbal byplay, drugs/alcohol, amateur detective, murder mystery, alternate universe, dialogue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   41%
 
 7.2
 39K
Marnie
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Marnie is a beautiful kleptomaniac who is in love with businessman Mark Rutland. Marnie who is a compulsive thief is being watched by her new boss Mark who suspects her of stealing from him and thus decides to blackmail her in the most unusual way. ...
Style: psychological, talky, clever, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: obsession, mystery, psychology, romance, chase, sexual abuse, murder, honeymoon, suicide attempt, horse, marriage, paranoia ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: baltimore, maryland, usa, philadelphia, virginia ...
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System:   36%
    User:   39%
 
 6.1
 10K
The Two Jakes
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: This sequel to the classic Chinatown finds private detective Jake Gittes still haunted from the events of the first film. Hired by a man to investigate his wife's infidelities, Jake once again finds himself involved in a complicated plot ...
Style: clever, serious, realistic, suspenseful, cynical ...
Plot: crime, investigation, murder, private detective, mystery, betrayal, infidelity, adultery, dialogue, crimes, corruption, storytelling ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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System:   36%
    User:   39%
 
Switched at Birth
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The story of two teenage girls who discover they were accidentally switched as newborns in the hospital. Bay Kennish grew up in a wealthy family with two parents and a brother, while Daphne Vasquez, who lost her hearing at an early age due to a case ...
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, realistic, captivating
Audience: teen drama, family outing
Plot: parents and children, family life, best friends, high school, teenage life, sign language, friendship, relatives, mother daughter relationship, deaf, mishap, single mother ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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System:   36%
    User:   43%
 

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 6.4
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The Yards
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In the rail yards of Queens, contractors repair and rebuild the city's subway cars. These contracts are lucrative, so graft and corruption are rife. When Leo Handler gets out of prison, he finds his aunt married to Frank Olchin, one of the big ...
Style: tense, bleak, serious, clever, realistic ...
Plot: crime, betrayal, corruption, political corruption, murder, organized crime, mafia, gangster, justice, moral dilemma, urban, friendship ...
Time: 90s, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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System:   35%
    User:   35%
 
 4.7
 3K
Party Girl
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: serious, sexual, realistic, tense
Audience: teens
Plot: school, coming of age, friends, high school, best friends, juvenile delinquency, social misfits, innocence lost, friendship, schoolgirl, party, jealousy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city, manhattan new york city
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System:   35%
    User:   36%
 
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