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, semi serious, touching
Audience: teen drama
Plot: gays and lesbians, foster child, step siblings, teenage life, family, family problems, adoption, lesbian, lesbian mother, coming of age, blended family, gay parent, policewoman, family life, adolescence, supportive parent, troubled teen, foster home, youth, family relations, couple relations, parents and children, parenthood, officer, family values ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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, serious, sentimental and touching films and TV series with plots about family relations, parents and children, love and romance, youth, teenage life, couples and family life mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Fosters: Switched at Birth (2011), How to Deal (2003), Finding Carter (2014), The L Word (2004), Modern Family (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: teenage life, mute or deaf, family life, parents and children, sign language, best friends, friendship, relatives, student, family, family relations, deaf ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 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, touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: high school, teenage love, pregnancy, teen angst, romance, coming of age, love and romance, couple relations, true love, family life, fall in love, eccentric family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
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, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: kidnapping, life turned upside down, parents and children, teenage life, pretense, family relations, family in crisis, grandparent and grandchild, crimes, life changing experience, uncover truth, one more chance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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, serious, realistic, touching, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, teen drama, teens
Plot: high school, family relations, parents and children, teenage life, youth, introspection, coming of age, friendship, suburbs, teenage pregnancy, teenager, father daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Movie in collections
 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: sincere, humorous, semi serious, realistic, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lesbian, coming out, lesbian relationship, gays and lesbians, seduction, cafe, tennis, infidelity, love triangle, sexual activity, love and romance, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 8.4
 308K
Modern Family (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: The Pritchett-Dunphy-Tucker clan is a wonderfully large and blended family. They give us an honest and often hilarious look into the sometimes warm, sometimes twisted, embrace of the modern family.
Style: humorous, realistic, cynical, not serious
Plot: parents and children, family life, everyday life, sitcom, marriage, couple relations, generation gap, step parent, family values, adoption, mother daughter relationship, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, southern california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 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, realistic, touching ...
Plot: family life, suburbs, society, suburban life, parents and children, teenage love, parenthood, father daughter relationship, brother sister relationship, father son relationship, mother daughter relationship, child's point of view ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 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: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious, atmospheric
Plot: love and romance, siblings relations, parents and children, 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 ⇓
53%
Movie in collections
Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Beverly Hills, 90210 followed the lives of a group of teenagers living in the upscale, star-studded community of Beverly Hills, California and attending the fictitious West Beverly Hills High School and, subsequently, the fictitious California ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, romantic, uplifting
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage love, teenage life, friendship, youth, lifestyle, social relations, up and down relationship, love and romance, first sex, college life, high school, teenager ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s, 21st century, 2000s
Place: beverly hills, usa, california, campus, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.1
 40K
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, teenage love, high school life, friends, teenage life, parents and children, siblings relations, family relations, social relations, youth, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: beverly hills, california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, couple relations, cult, betrayal, family business, loss of partner, dishonesty, family life, couples, family relations, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s, 80s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, gloomy ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, homosexual, bully, teacher, school, friendship, teenager, adolescence vs adulthood, teachers and students, interracial relations, love and romance, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 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, thought provoking, sincere ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, discrimination, coming out, gender, thirtysomething life, age difference, friendship, homosexual, lesbian, lifestyle, sexual activity, sexual tension ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pittsburgh, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Truth About Jane (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Jane, a high school teenager, tries to deal with the discovery that she is a lesbian after developing an intense friendship with another girl who makes her discover her true sexuality, which is only the start of Jane's troubles when Jane's ...
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, serious, disturbing ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming out, school, lesbian, friendship, fall in love, high school life, parents and children, high school, lesbian couple, teenage love, youth, love and romance ...
Time: 90s, year 1993, year 1989
Place: kindergarten
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, teen drama
Plot: foster child, teenager, thirtysomething life, adolescence, star, radio, proposal, teenage life, irresponsible, immature, adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: serious, sincere, emotional, realistic, touching ...
Plot: lesbian, urban, gender, lifestyle, love and romance, family relations, siblings relations, gays and lesbians, family life, designer, parents and children, lesbianism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 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, high school, couple relations, friendship, high school life, rivalry, teenage love, basketball, athlete's life, ambitious, rivals, team ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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: sentimental, sincere, realistic, thought provoking, touching ...
Plot: president, childhood, parents and children, head of state, first love, youth, siblings relations, family relations, state affairs, sibling relationship, coming of age, brother brother relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
 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: serious, sentimental, realistic
Plot: infidelity, forbidden love, gender, young lovers, unfulfilled love, romance, love and romance, family relations, family in crisis, gays and lesbians, fall in love, family life ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: captivating, realistic, sincere, serious, humorous
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: coming out, lesbian, sexuality, reconciliation, homosexual, high school, lesbian relationship, gays and lesbians, teenage life, couple relations, family relations, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 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, family relations, siblings relations, youth, high school, brother brother relationship, social differences, romance, skateboard ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, san francisco, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Wonder Years (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: The Wonder Years is an American television comedy-drama created by Neal Marlens and Carol Black. It ran on ABC from 1988 through 1993. The pilot aired on January 31, 1988, following ABC's coverage of Super Bowl XXII. The show achieved a spot ...
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: pre-teens, teens, family outing
Plot: childhood, generation gap, childhood sweetheart, friends, coming of age, friendship, americana, family, best friend, high school, junior high school, sitcom ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Home and Away (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Home and Away is set in the fictional town of Summer Bay, a coastal town in New South Wales, and follows the personal and professional lives of the people living in the area. The show initially focused on the Fletcher family, Pippa and Tom Fletcher ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, emotional, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, beach, teenage life, youth, family relations, social relations, romance, parents and children, couple relations, love and romance, first sex, family life ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 80s, 90s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental
Plot: infidelity, loss of daughter, intrigue, cult, unwanted pregnancy, betrayal, presumed dead, loss of partner, family tradition, suburbs, dishonesty, society ...
Time: 60s, 21st century, 20th century, 70s, 90s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.6
 31K
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, captivating, touching, emotional, serious
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, teen drama
Plot: friendship, love triangle, coming of age, small town, teenage life, couples, couple relations, romance, high school life, self discovery, first sex, introspection ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 1990s ...
Place: massachusetts, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.4
 138K
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, realistic, talky, stylized, humorous ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, teen drama
Plot: betrayal, popularity, youth, gossip and rumors, teenage love, friends, love triangle, school, high school, party, lifestyle, high school life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, witty, humorous, semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: sitcom, family, dysfunctional family, couple relations, parents and children, eccentric family, family values, family life, couples, teenage life, dating, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, long island, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: emotional, sentimental, serious, sincere, exciting
Plot: family problems, family life, friendship, love and romance, couple relations, parents and children, infidelity, family relations, family feud, borderline personality disorder, abortion, intrigue ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 60s, 70s, contemporary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: couples, family problems, dishonesty, loss of partner, family life, loss of fortune, rivalry, cult, parents and children, couple relations, family relations, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 80s, 90s, contemporary ...
Place: usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 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: serious, sincere, emotional, realistic, sentimental
Plot: friendship, infidelity, suburban life, social relations, dysfunctional character, family relations, love and romance, friends, couple relations, family feud, youth, loss of daughter ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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