Movies and TV shows like Boys Over Flowers Returns

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Boys Over Flowers Returns (2007)
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Boys Over Flowers Returns (2007)
Original name: 花より男子 ~リターンズ~
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Story: Hana Yori Dango Returns is a Japanese television drama series, broadcast on TBS in 2007. It is the sequel to 2005 Hana Yori Dango TV series, based on Japanese shōjo manga series, Boys Over Flowers, written by Yoko Kamio, and followed by movie adaptation Hana Yori Dango Final.
Style: romantic, twists and turns, sentimental, cynical, humorous, comic
Audience: teens
Plot: couple relations, love and romance, life is a bitch, fall in love, injustice, youth, school, friends, beating, teenage girl, brutality
Time: contemporary
Place: japan

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, sentimental, semi serious and humorous films and TV series with plots about love and romance, youth, friends, friendship, teenage life, fall in love and family relations mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Boys Over Flowers Returns: Recovery Road (2016), Young Americans (2000), Hollywood Heights (2012), School 2017 (2017), Pinocchio (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Boys Over Flowers (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Hana Yori Dango is a Japanese television drama series, broadcast on TBS in 2005. It is based on Japanese shōjo manga series, Boys Over Flowers, written by Yoko Kamio. The series is the third television adaptation of the manga following Meteor ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching
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Recovery Road (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sincere, sentimental
Audience: teen drama, teens
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Young Americans (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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Style: semi serious, touching, realistic, humorous
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Hollywood Heights (2012)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 60 min.
Story: Loren (Brittany Underwood) a smart, shy and independent high school senior who has ambitions of being a songwriter, secretly sends her song lyrics to her celebrity crush, rock superstar Eddie Duran (Cody Longo). Loren's wildest dreams come true ...
Style: semi serious, sentimental, serious, touching, realistic
Audience: teens
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