Movies and TV shows like Riverdale

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Riverdale
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
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: dramatic, captivating, suspenseful, biting, surprise ending
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenager, small town, friends, friendship, murder, 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, school, grudge, dysfunctional family, girl next door, rich girl, football team, socialite ...
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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 serious, suspenseful, realistic and clever films and TV series with plots about youth, high school, teenager, friendship, teenage life, murder and family relations mostly in Drama, Mystery and Thriller genres. Some movies like Riverdale: Pretty Little Liars (2010), 13 Reasons Why (2017), The Vampire Diaries (2009), Gossip Girl (2007), Shame (2015). 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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 8.2
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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, thought provoking, suspenseful, emotional, serious ...
Audience: teen drama, teens
Plot: suicide, teenage girl, audio cassette, classmate classmate relationship, guilt, high school, teenager, depression, self harm, loss of daughter, loss of friend, death of daughter ...
Place: usa
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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: romantic, disturbing, suspenseful, stylized, serious
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, 19th century, 1860s, 2000s ...
Place: usa, virginia
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System:   70%
    User:   51%
 
 7.4
 132K
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, romantic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, date night, teen drama
Plot: high school, teenage love, school, youth, friends, popularity, gossip and rumors, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, lifestyle, wealth, friendship, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 8.8
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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: dramatic, emotional, serious, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: teen drama, teens
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Time: contemporary
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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: crime, investigation, murder, special agents, mystery, who done it, supernatural, paranormal investigation, murder mystery, agent, mysterious character, manipulations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s, year 1989
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    User:   56%
 
 7.7
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One Tree Hill
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, serious ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage life, rivalry, love triangle, step siblings, high school, basketball, suburbs, friendship, intrigue, couple relations, sibling relationship, teenage love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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    User:   43%
 
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Marvel's Cloak & Dagger
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Two teenagers from very different backgrounds awaken to newly acquired superpowers which mysteriously link them to one another.
Style: captivating, tense, exciting, bleak
Audience: teens
Plot: superhero, youth, super strength, supernatural, superheroine, friendship, teleportation, teenager, romancing partners, danger, investigation, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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System:   45%
    User:   40%
 
 8.5
 35K
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, atmospheric, serious, twists and turns, offbeat ...
Plot: special agents, mystery, small town, crime, small town life, supernatural, crimes, law enforcement, social relations, haunted by the past, surrealism, doppelganger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new mexico
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System:   41%
    User:   64%
 
 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: talky, suspenseful, semi serious, witty, realistic ...
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:   41%
    User:   44%
 
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, semi serious, scary, realistic
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: serial killer, high school, slasher, mystery, who done it, small town, deadly, teenage life, psychopath, murder, crimes, danger ...
Place: usa
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System:   40%
    User:   58%
 
 7.2
 249K
Scream
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A killer known as Ghostface begins killing off teenagers, and as the body count begins rising, one girl and her friends find themselves contemplating the 'rules' of horror films as they find themselves living in a real-life one.
Style: suspenseful, scary, suspense, twists and turns, tense ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: serial killer, slasher, teenager, mystery, masked killer, high school, murder, violence, blood, brutality, halloween, small town ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s, 1990s
Place: california, usa
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System:   40%
    User:   46%
 
 8.4
 65K
The Americans
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Set during the Cold War period in the 1980s, The Americans is the story of Elizabeth and Philip Jennings, two Soviet KGB officers posing as an American married couple in the suburbs of Washington D.C. and their neighbor, Stan Beeman, an FBI ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, captivating, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: secret agents, undercover, kgb, espionage, fbi, working undercover, double life, cold war, russian spy, couple relations, parents and children, family relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, soviet union, washington d.c.
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System:   39%
    User:   32%
 
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 80K
Bates Motel
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: A "contemporary prequel" to the 1960 film Psycho, depicting the life of Norman Bates and his mother Norma prior to the events portrayed in Hitchcock's film, albeit in a different fictional town and in a modern setting. The series ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, psychological, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: mother son relationship, overbearing mother, motel, murder, crimes, dysfunctional family, incestuous desire, family problems, serial killer, teenage life, mad, small town ...
Time: 20th century
Place: usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   37%
 
A Nightmare on Elm Street
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The film that brings back horror icon Freddy Krueger as a darker and more sinister character than ever before. While Freddy is on the prowl a group of teenagers being stalked soon learn they all have a common factor making them targets for this ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: slasher, revenge, serial killer, dreams, gory, nightmare comes true, supernatural, murder, nightmare, death, teenage life, torture ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   43%
 
 7.2
 7K
The Gates
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: suspenseful, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, supernatural, suburbs, parents and children, suburban life, family life, danger, succubus, chief of police, imaginary, law enforcement, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   57%
 
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, disturbing, surprise ending, enigmatic
Audience: chick flick, kids
Plot: family life, new life, female friendship, crumbling marriage, mystery, unhappy marriage, secret, parents, domestic violence, parent child relationship, intrigue, adultery ...
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System:   36%
    User:   55%
 
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
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System:   36%
    User:   37%
 
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Georgia Rule
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Georgia Rule follows a rebellious, uncontrollable teenager who is hauled off by her dysfunctional mother to spend the summer with her grandmother. Her journey will lead all three women to revelations of buried family secrets and an understanding ...
Style: sincere, sentimental, realistic, melancholic, serious ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: mother daughter relationship, parents and children, family problems, secrets, honest, confession, small town, dysfunctional family, secret, teenager, redemption, drinking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: idaho, usa, california, san francisco, new jersey ...
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System:   35%
    User:   38%
 
 7.3
 72K
Heathers
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A girl who halfheartedly tries to be part of the "in crowd" of her school meets a rebel who teaches her a more devious way to play social politics: by killing the popular kids.
Style: dark humor, cynical, biting, witty, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, suicide, cult, friendship, teenager, murder, coming of age, high school life, diary, adolescence, teenagers, cheerleading ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: ohio, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   31%
 
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Into every generation a slayer is born: one girl in all the world, a chosen one. She alone will wield the strength and skill to fight the vampires, demons, and the forces of darkness; to stop the spread of their evil and the swell of their number. ...
Style: semi serious, captivating, suspenseful, light, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, high school, chosen one, supernatural ability, vampire slayer, danger, best friends, teenage love, save the world, teenager, double life, teamwork ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century, 19th century ...
Place: california, usa, campus
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System:   34%
    User:   34%
 
 6.2
 35K
Fear
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A 16 year old girl takes up with a charming young man who quickly shows his colors when he beats a friend simply for walking with her and then goes totally ballistic after she tries to break up with him.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, suspense, rough, sexual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: obsession, dangerous attraction, psychopath, teenager, first love, secrets, family, terrorizing, violence, danger, betrayal, virginity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: seattle, usa, san francisco, seattle washington
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System:   33%
    User:   34%
 
 5.6
 57K
Unfriended
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: While video chatting one night, six high school friends receive a Skype message from a classmate who killed herself exactly one year ago. A first they think it's a prank, but when the girl starts revealing the friends' darkest secrets, ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, psychological, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: internet, vengeance, violence, teenager, bullying, betrayal, skype, death, dialogue, suicide, ghost, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   28%
 
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 8.2
 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, dialogue, life is a bitch, parents and children, family relations, grief, twists & turns ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century, year 2006, year 2009
Place: france
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System:   33%
    User:   30%
 
 6.3
 33K
The Invisible
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After an attack leaves him in limbo -- invisible to the living and also near death -- a teenager discovers the only person who might be able help him is his attacker.
Style: atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, tense, bad ending ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: high school, teenager, ghost, chase, death, race against time, hospital, redemption, mystery, missing person, romance, supernatural ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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System:   32%
    User:   100%
 
 7.6
 3K
Impulse
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Follow 16-year-old Henrietta, aka Henry, who discovers she has the ability to teleport. The first time she realizes this, she is in a truck with her high school’s Golden Boy, who tries to rape her.
Style: lyrical, captivating, bleak, ambiguous ending, suspense
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: dialogue, super strength, supernatural, teenage life, suburbs, youth, superheroine, friendship, family relations, adaptation, danger, investigation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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System:   32%
    User:   35%
 
Dolores Claiborne
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Dolores Claiborne was accused of killing her abusive husband twenty years ago, but the court's findings were inconclusive and she was allowed to walk free. Now she has been accused of killing her employer, Vera Donovan, and this time there is a ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological, suspense, disturbing ...
Plot: murder, mystery, child abuse, investigation, dysfunctional family, small town, island, sexual abuse, maid, parents and children, domestic violence, secrets ...
Time: 90s
Place: maine, usa
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System:   32%
    User:   100%
 
 7.5
 47K
Wayward Pines
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Imagine the perfect American town... beautiful homes, manicured lawns, children playing safely in the streets. Now imagine never being able to leave. You have no communication with the outside world. You think you're going insane. You must be ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, mind bending, captivating
Plot: investigation, adaptation, danger, apocalypse, small town, society, transformation, family relations, crimes, multiple storylines, beast, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, idaho
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System:   32%
    User:   34%
 

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Cry_Wolf
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Eight unsuspecting high school seniors at a posh boarding school, who delight themselves on playing games of lies, come face-to-face with terror and learn that nobody believes a liar - even when they're telling the truth.
Style: suspenseful, scary, surprise ending, serious, twist ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, murder, high school, school, mystery, death, chase, manipulation, twists & turns, blood, teacher ...
Time: contemporary
Place: virginia
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System:   32%
    User:   32%
 
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Jawbreaker
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: 3 of Reagan High School's most popular girls pretend to kidnap their friend by shoving a jawbreaker into the victim's mouth to keep her from screaming. Their plan goes awry when the girl swallows the jawbreaker, choking to death. Now the ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, satirical, absurd, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, teenager, friendship, murder, accidental killing, prank, popularity, bullying, fashion, prom, school, kidnapping ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new jersey
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System:   31%
    User:   30%
 
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