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.
TV show
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, controversial, semi serious
Audience: teen drama
Plot: gays and lesbians, foster child, lesbian, foster home, family problems, lesbian mother, step siblings, adoption, troubled teen, teenage life, supportive parent, family life, family, blended family, adolescence, lesbian couple, family relations, lesbian relationship, policewoman, siblings relations, gay parent, eccentric family, couple relations, parents and children, parenthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, san diego california, 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, teenage life, youth, family life and mother daughter relationship mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Fosters: Switched at Birth (2011), Finding Carter (2014), Life Unexpected (2010), Parenthood (2010), Degrassi: The Next Generation (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Switched at Birth (2011)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, serious, sentimental, realistic, captivating
Audience: family outing, teen drama
Plot: sign language, mute or deaf, best friends, teenage life, family relations, deaf, friendship, social relations, relatives, friends, family life, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, kansas city
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Finding Carter (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: A teenager finds out she was abducted as a toddler and returns to her biological family.
Style: touching, emotional, tense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teen drama, teens
Plot: parents and children, life turned upside down, kidnapping, missing child, teenage life, introspection, crimes, uncover truth, family secret, starting over, self discovery, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Life Unexpected (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: sentimental, feel good, semi serious, touching, humorous ...
Audience: teen drama, girls' night
Plot: foster child, teenager, adolescence vs adulthood, family relations, adolescence, teenage life, immature, thirtysomething life, proposal, judge, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 8.2
 31K
Parenthood (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: realistic, humorous, touching, semi serious
Plot: family life, family drama, responsibility, family relations, single parent, adolescence, marital problem, couple relations, parents and children, siblings relations, social relations, parenthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Degrassi: The Next Generation (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The life of a group of adolescents going through the trials and tribulations of teendom at Degrassi Community School.
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, serious, tense ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, friendship, school, family relations, teacher, teenager, life is a bitch, teachers and students, teenage love, racism, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, 2010s, 21st century
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
The Secret Life of the American Teenager (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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: teen drama, girls' night, teens
Plot: teenage pregnancy, high school, family relations, teenage life, parents and children, youth, teenager, coming of age, friendship, suburbs, teenage boy, high school student ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 24K
The L Word (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: A group of lesbian friends struggle with romance and careers in Los Angeles.
Style: talky, realistic, sincere, semi serious, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lesbian, lesbian relationship, gays and lesbians, lgbt, lesbian couple, lesbianism, lesbian mother, female friendship, love triangle, sexual activity, lovers, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.3
 19K
Queer as Folk (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 47 min.
TV show
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, sincere ...
Plot: lgbt, gays and lesbians, gay love, gay relationship, gay, homosexuality, homosexual, gender, gay teenager, age difference, sexual activity, casual sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pittsburgh, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 8.7
 113K
This Is Us (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Follows the lives and families of three adults living and growing up in the United States of America in present and past times. As their paths cross and their life stories intertwine in curious ways, we find that several of them share the same ...
Style: thought provoking, touching, sincere, sentimental
Plot: adoption, childhood memory, depression, break up, childhood, parenthood, family, grieving, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, brother brother relationship, sibling ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 1990s, 80s
Place: pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Tyler Perry's If Loving You Is Wrong (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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: semi serious, sentimental, humorous, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, starting over, love and romance, looking for love, friendship, parents and children, couples, family problems, couple relations, marriage, strong female presence, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.4
 368K
Modern Family (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
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: sitcom, humorous, realistic, cynical, not serious
Plot: family relations, family life, marriage, everyday life, generation gap, parents and children, blended family, adolescence, hot and sexy, couple relations, mother daughter relationship, gay father ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, southern california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.5
 82K
The O.C. (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
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, intellectual, realistic
Audience: teen drama, teens
Plot: troubled teen, first love, family relations, best friends, teenage love, classmate, social differences, dating, lifestyle, parents and children, teenage life, social relations ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Venice the Series (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 65 min.
TV show
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: emotional, realistic, touching, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: lesbian, lesbianism, family relations, love and romance, gender, lifestyle, gays and lesbians, parents and children, family life, designer, strong female presence, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Degrassi: Next Class (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Follow a group of high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors from Degrassi Community School, a fictional school in Toronto, Ontario, as they encounter some of the typical issues and challenges common to a teenager's life.
Style: realistic, uplifting, sentimental, emotional, sweet
Audience: teen drama, teens
Plot: high school, gay relationship, teenage protagonist, friendship, high school student, rivalry, feud, parent child relationship, teenage life, gays and lesbians, music, guitarist ...
Time: 2010s, contemporary
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
South of Nowhere (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
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: sincere, humorous, serious, realistic, captivating
Audience: teen drama, teens
Plot: lesbian, lesbian relationship, teenage life, reconciliation, lesbian sex, starting over, youth, society, lifestyle, coming out, fall in love, struggle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
14%
 6.7
 2K
Providence (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: touching, sentimental, realistic, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: family relations, small town, love and romance, family problems, siblings relations, parents and children, family life, living with parents, looking for love, homecoming, small town life, hometown ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 90s, contemporary, 1990s ...
Place: rhode island, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, realistic, serious ...
Plot: lesbian, lesbian sex, lgbt, lesbian romance, lesbian relationship, lesbian interest, prostitute, lesbian couple, strong sexual content, self discovery, first lesbian experience, lesbian cunnilingus ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.1
 5K
Elena Undone (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The wife of a pastor who preaches against homosexuality embarks on an affair with a female writer.
Style: sexual, touching, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: lesbian, lesbianism, lesbian couple, lgbt, coming out, lesbian mother, gays and lesbians, family problems, fall in love, crumbling marriage, love affair, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Beautiful People (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
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: touching, captivating, serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night, teen drama
Plot: single mother, starting over, fish out of water, lifestyle, youth, family relations, family life, teenage life, parents and children, mistress, parents separation, city life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Bold and the Beautiful (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Continuing drama combining romance and intrigue set against the glittering backdrop of Beverly Hills and the American fashion industry.
Style: realistic, emotional, sentimental, serious, saga
Plot: fashion, family relations, love triangle, infidelity, rich and poor, family business, family problems, intrigue, family life, betrayal, rivalry, loss of partner ...
Time: 21st century, 80s, 20th century, contemporary, 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 4.7
 4K
Hollyoaks (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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, captivating, serious
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: family relations, teenage love, teenage boy, family problems, teenage life, college life, youth, love and romance, family life, couple relations, adolescence vs adulthood, student life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.4
 374
Hannah Free (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A film about a lifelong love affair between an independent spirit and the woman she calls home.
Style: sentimental, sincere, emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: forbidden love, lesbian relationship, family relations, parents and children, elderly lovers, aging, gender, gays and lesbians, love and romance, golden years, couple relations, lesbian romance ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Days of Our Lives (1965)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, serious, sentimental, emotional
Plot: infidelity, family relations, love triangle, family problems, loss of daughter, betrayal, intrigue, couple relations, siblings relations, power relations, presumed dead, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, 60s, 90s, 80s, 20th century ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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The Young and the Restless (1973)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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, serious, emotional, saga
Plot: family relations, family life, infidelity, couple relations, rivalry, intrigue, family problems, social differences, love triangle, power relations, couples, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 21st century, 90s, 70s ...
Place: wisconsin, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Same-Sex Parents (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: A jealous classmate exposes the fact that Olympe has 2 gay parents. Feeling ostracized and humiliated, Olympe lashes out at her closeted mother. Life unravels so that the truth can set them free.
Style: atmospheric, touching, realistic, serious, sexy ...
Plot: family relations, eccentric family, parents and children, teenage love, teenage life, youth, sexual relations, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, gay parent, teen angst, high school ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The War at Home (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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: sitcom, witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: family, family relations, eccentric family, teenage life, parents and children, siblings relations, adolescence vs adulthood, couple relations, youth, family values, dysfunctional family, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, long island, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.2
 996
Anyone But Me (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
TV show
Story: Anyone But Me is a live-action, web television drama that first aired in 2008. The show is in serial short-format webisodes, each lasting between six and fifteen minutes, following the lives of a group of teenagers in New York City and Westchester ...
Style: touching, emotional, humorous, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: lesbian, teenage life, friends, lifestyle, youth, lesbian romance, lesbian relationship, love and romance, parents and children, family relations, gays and lesbians, long distance relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 8.0
 2K
Jack & Bobby (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, thought provoking, realistic, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: family relations, president, childhood, parents and children, head of state, youth, state affairs, first love, siblings relations, sibling relationship, coming of age, brother brother relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.0
 248
Finn's Girl (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Dr. Finn Jeffries plays a new stepmother to her deceased lover's daughter Zelly. She also took over her lover's abortion clinic that is being protested by increasingly violent "pro-lifer's". The movie covers, teenage angst, ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, sincere, serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, teenage life, family life, parents and children, human spirit, rebelliousness, love and romance, youth, romance, hopes, bittersweet, clinic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.2
 24K
7th Heaven (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, realistic, feel good, sincere ...
Plot: family relations, family life, parents and children, suburbs, suburban life, society, teenage love, parenthood, husband wife relationship, brother sister relationship, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%