Movies and TV shows like The Fosters

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The Fosters (2013)
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The Fosters (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Stef Foster, a dedicated police officer, and her partner Lena Adams, a school vice principal, have built a close-knit, loving family with Stef's biological son from a previous marriage, Brandon, and their adopted twins, Mariana and Jesus. Their lives are disrupted in unexpected ways when Lena meets Callie, a hardened teen with an abusive past who has spent her life in and out of foster homes. Lena and Stef welcome Callie and her brother, Jude, into their home thinking it's just for a few weeks, until a more permanent placement can be found. But life has something else in store for the Fosters.
Style: sentimental, realistic, touching, melancholic, sincere, semi serious
Audience: teen drama
Plot: gays and lesbians, foster child, teenage life, step siblings, lesbian, adoption, troubled teen, foster home, family problems, lesbian mother, family, family life, supportive parent, policewoman, adolescence, blended family, siblings relations, eccentric family, family relations, couple relations, parents and children, parenthood, family values, protective parent, gay parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, san diego california

Most similar movies to The Fosters

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, serious and sentimental films and TV series with plots about family relations, parents and children, couples, youth, family life, love and romance and mother daughter relationship mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Fosters: Life Unexpected (2010), Finding Carter (2014), Switched at Birth (2011), Parenthood (2010), Degrassi: The Next Generation (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Life Unexpected (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Life Unexpected is a coming-of-age family drama that centers around 16-year-old Lux, who was given up for adoption at birth but never adopted. When she is put back into the custody of her estranged-since-high-school birth parents, Cate and Baze, the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, teen drama
Plot: foster child, teenager, boyfriend, youth, irresponsible, immature, thirtysomething life, surprising revelation, radio, adolescence, owner, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: portland oregon
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100%
Finding Carter (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: A teenager finds out she was abducted as a toddler and returns to her biological family.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, tense, serious ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: life turned upside down, parents and children, kidnapping, teenage life, uncover truth, family secret, self discovery, starting over, crimes, therapy, missing child, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Switched at Birth (2011)
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: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic, captivating
Audience: teen drama, family outing
Plot: sign language, teenage life, parents and children, family life, mute or deaf, best friends, relatives, friendship, deaf, student, family relations, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 8.2
 28K
Parenthood (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Parenthood is an American comedy-drama television series developed by Jason Katims. Loosely based on the 1989 film of the same title, Parenthood tells of the Braverman clan which consists of an older couple, their four children and their families.
Style: humorous, realistic, touching, semi serious
Plot: family life, single parent, marital problem, adolescence, couple relations, family relations, siblings relations, parents and children, social relations, parenthood, responsibility, family drama ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, family relations, teenage life, parents and children, youth, teenage pregnancy, coming of age, friendship, suburbs, teenager, introspection, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Degrassi: The Next Generation (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The life of a group of adolescents going through the trials and tribulations of teendom at Degrassi Community School.
Style: realistic, touching, gloomy, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, homosexual, bully, school, teacher, friendship, teenager, teachers and students, interracial relations, youth, teenage love, abortion ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.7
 9K
How to Deal (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Mandy Moore stars as Halley, a young hip high school student who's convinced true love doesn't exist based on the crazy relationships around her. Her mother is divorcing her father who is dating a younger woman Halley can't stand. Her ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, semi serious, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: high school, teenage love, romance, youth, love and romance, fall in love, friendship, looking for love, teenage life, family problems, society, single parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 75K
The O.C. (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: The series centers on Ryan Atwood, a troubled youth from a broken home who is adopted by the wealthy and philanthropic Sandy and Kirsten Cohen. Ryan and his surrogate brother Seth, a socially awkward yet quick-witted teenager, deal with life as ...
Style: touching, witty, serious, realistic, intellectual
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: troubled teen, dating, classmates, social differences, best friends, teenage love, family relations, first love, lifestyle, parents and children, lawyer, social relations ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 5.2
 23K
7th Heaven (1996)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: 7th Heaven is an American family drama television series, created and produced by Brenda Hampton. The series premiered on August 26, 1996, on The WB, the first time that the network aired Monday night programming, and was originally broadcast from ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, sincere, feel good, touching ...
Plot: family life, suburbs, society, suburban life, parents and children, teenage love, parenthood, brother sister relationship, child's point of view, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, father son relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.6
 22K
The L Word (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 50 min.
Story: A group of lesbian friends struggle with romance and careers in Los Angeles.
Style: realistic, talky, sincere, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lesbian, lesbian relationship, coming out, gays and lesbians, seduction, infidelity, love triangle, love and romance, female friendship, sexuality, sexual activity, looking for love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Venice the Series (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 65 min.
Story: Venice: The Series is a web series co-produced by and starring American actress Crystal Chappell, and is inspired in part by the "Otalia" storyline on the daytime drama Guiding Light. The series has been broadcast since 2009, and is ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: lesbian, family life, love and romance, siblings relations, gays and lesbians, parents and children, urban, gender, designer, family relations, lifestyle, crystal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.7
 2K
Providence (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Providence is an American television drama series that aired on NBC starring Melina Kanakaredes. The show ran for five seasons from January 8, 1999 until December 20, 2002.
Style: serious, touching, sentimental, realistic, atmospheric
Plot: love and romance, parents and children, siblings relations, family life, family problems, living with parents, looking for love, small town life, homecoming, family relations, hometown, small town ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 2000s ...
Place: rhode island, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.1
 4K
Hollyoaks (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The daily soap that follows the loves, lives and misdemeanours of a group of people living in the Chester village of Hollyoaks where anything could, and frequently does, happen...
Style: realistic, sincere, emotional, serious, captivating
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage boy, teenage love, teenage girl, love and romance, college life, teenage life, family problems, youth, student life, family relations, college, family life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.7
 66K
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, basketball, athlete's life, ambitious, rivals, team ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Young and the Restless (1973)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The rivalries, romances, hopes and fears of the residents of the fictional Midwestern metropolis, Genoa City. The lives and loves of a wide variety of characters mingle through the generations, dominated by the Newman, Abbott, Baldwin and Winters ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, emotional, serious
Plot: family life, family problems, rivalry, intrigue, couple relations, infidelity, vengeance, family relations, power relations, uninhibited rivalry, rich and poor, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 70s, contemporary, 90s ...
Place: usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Days of Our Lives (1965)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Horton and Brady broods endure the romantic trials of life in Salem, a Midwestern hamlet filled with evil geniuses, star-crossed lovers and a rich family history.
Style: realistic, sentimental, serious, emotional
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, family relations, loss of daughter, betrayal, family problems, siblings relations, couple relations, power relations, intrigue, presumed dead, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 80s, 90s, contemporary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 8.3
 17K
Queer as Folk (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 47 min.
Story: Brash humor and genuine emotion make up this original series revolving around the lives, loves, ambitions, careers and friendships of a group of gay men and women living on Liberty Avenue in contemporary Pittsburgh, PA. The show offers an ...
Style: serious, emotional, touching, sexual, realistic ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, coming out, discrimination, gender, age difference, lifestyle, thirtysomething life, sexual activity, friendship, lesbian, aids, nightclub ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pittsburgh, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Bold and the Beautiful (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Continuing drama combining romance and intrigue set against the glittering backdrop of Beverly Hills and the American fashion industry.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, sentimental
Plot: fashion, infidelity, betrayal, power relations, family relations, cult, couples, loss of partner, dishonesty, family life, social differences, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Tyler Perry's If Loving You Is Wrong (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Follow the relationships of a group of husbands and wives that live and love on the same street. While the neighbors come from very different backgrounds, their lives are similar – raising children, dealing with exes, worrying about money and ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, sentimental
Audience: girls' night
Plot: singleness, hopes, couple relations, parents and children, starting over, friends, family relations, love and romance, support group, friendship, looking for love, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 8.0
 2K
Jack & Bobby (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: If "greatness is thrust upon us," as Winston Churchill once said, then it stands to reason that those who are destined for greatness are rarely aware of it. Take Jack and Bobby McCallister for example: two bright young brothers growing up ...
Style: sincere, realistic, thought provoking, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: president, childhood, parents and children, head of state, youth, first love, family relations, state affairs, siblings relations, sibling relationship, coming of age, brother brother relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.2
 485
Get Real (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Get Real was a short-lived comedy-drama on the FOX Network centering on the fictional Green family of Los Angeles. It ran from September 1999 to April 2000. It starred Eric Christian Olsen and Anne Hathaway in very early roles, as the older siblings ...
Style: semi serious, touching, realistic, humorous
Audience: teen drama
Plot: dysfunctional family, parents and children, family, love and romance, siblings relations, family relations, youth, high school, brother brother relationship, romance, social differences, high school friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, san francisco, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
One Life to Live (1968)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: One Life to Live is an American soap opera broadcast on television for more than 43 years on the ABC network, from July 15, 1968, to January 13, 2012, and on the internet as a web series on Hulu and iTunes via The Online Network since April 29, ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, serious, sincere, exciting
Plot: friendship, family problems, family life, love and romance, couple relations, parents and children, family feud, family relations, infidelity, borderline personality disorder, abortion, intrigue ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 70s, 90s, 80s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
South of Nowhere (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Story: South of Nowhere is an American teen drama television series created by Thomas W. Lynch. Aimed primarily at teenagers, it first aired on November 4, 2005 and was one of six original series on The N. The second half of the third and final season ...
Style: humorous, serious, sincere, captivating, realistic
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: coming out, lesbian, sexuality, reconciliation, homosexual, high school, lesbian relationship, gays and lesbians, teenage life, basketball, lifestyle, adolescence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
 5.6
 4K
Neighbours (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Neighbours is an Australian television soap opera. It was first broadcast on the Seven Network on 18 March 1985. It was created by TV executive Reg Watson, who proposed the idea of making a show that focused on realistic stories and portrayed adults ...
Style: emotional, sincere, serious, realistic, sentimental
Plot: infidelity, friendship, cafe, teenage life, suburbs, couples, family life, dysfunctional character, family feud, dishonesty, family problems, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 90s, 80s ...
Place: australia, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.1
 23K
8 Simple Rules (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: What happens to a loving, rational Dad when his darling, pliable daughters morph into hormonally-challenged, incomprehensible teenagers? If he's Paul Hennessy, he reacts in ways even he finds crazy. Thank God he has a 13-year-old son who still ...
Style: realistic, touching, witty, humorous, not serious
Plot: sitcom, overprotective parent, family, siblings relations, parents and children, family problems, family life, youth, family relations, couples, teenage life, eccentric family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.8
 4K
Sugar Rush (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Sugar Rush is an Emmy Award–winning British television comedy drama series developed by Shine Limited and broadcast by Channel 4, based on the Julie Burchill novel of the same name. It is centred around the life of a 15 year old lesbian Kim ...
Style: sexy, realistic, semi serious, romantic, clever ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, teen drama
Plot: lesbian, coming out, love and romance, bondage, sexuality, sexual relations, teenage life, teenage love, sexual attraction, sexual activity, unsupportive parent, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, brighton
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
A Perfect Ending (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: This intimate drama follows Rebecca, a woman who has kept her sexuality a secret from her friends but chooses to reveal it to a stranger. While Rebecca's revelations may not yield the results she expects, a perfect ending is still in reach.
Style: sexy, touching, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: lesbian, coming out, lesbian interest, lesbian relationship, strong sexual content, self discovery, lgbt, prostitute, homosexuality, lesbian couple, gays and lesbians, love affair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Beautiful People (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Story: Beautiful People is an American drama television series about a family that moves from New Mexico to The Big Apple to make a fresh start on their lives. The series aired on the ABC Family Network from August 8, 2005, to April 24, 2006, lasting ...
Style: captivating, realistic, touching, serious
Audience: girls' night, teen drama
Plot: single mother, social relations, parents separation, fish out of water, lifestyle, starting over, misfit, urban, mistress, single parent, youth, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.4
 571
Forbidden Love (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Verbotene Liebe is a German television soap opera created by Reg Watson for Das Erste. The show is set primarily in the German city of Düsseldorf although, at times, the city of Cologne and the Spanish island of Majorca have figured prominently in ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic
Plot: infidelity, young lovers, gender, family life, family problems, family relations, forbidden love, unfulfilled love, gays and lesbians, romance, fall in love, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 90s, contemporary
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The War at Home (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The War at Home is an American sitcom created by Rob Lotterstein that ran from September 11, 2005 to April 22, 2007 on Fox. It follows the antics of a largely dysfunctional Long Island family. The show lasted for two full seasons but was not renewed ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, witty, humorous
Audience: family outing
Plot: sitcom, family, dysfunctional family, teenage life, eccentric family, family values, couples, family life, sexual identity, coming of age, family relations, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, long island, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%