Movies and TV shows like Hollywood Heights

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Hollywood Heights (2012)
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Hollywood Heights (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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 when she not only wins a songwriting competition sponsored by Eddie, but strikes up a friendship with her idol. Eddie sees beyond Loren's potential as a songwriter and gives her a first break as a singer, and when the truth about his less-than-faithful girlfriend Chloe (Melissa Ordway) is revealed, Eddie and Loren's friendship blossoms.
Style: touching, realistic, captivating, psychological, sentimental, serious, semi serious
Audience: teens
Plot: cinderella story, musician, follow your dream, best friends, star, ambition, audition, fame, student, youth, talented, fall in love, backstage, fan, teenage life, family, friends, romance, family relations, intelligence, love and romance, singer, ambitious, hopes, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa

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Most similar movies to Hollywood Heights

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and captivating films and TV series with plots about youth, lifestyle, hopes, ambition, love and romance, family relations and teenage life mostly in Drama, Music and Musical genres. Some movies like Hollywood Heights: Smash (2012), Victorious (2010), Glee (2009), Elle: A Modern Cinderella Tale (2010), Recovery Road (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Smash (2012)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Smash is an American musical drama television series created by playwright Theresa Rebeck and developed by Robert Greenblatt for NBC. Steven Spielberg served as one of the executive producers. The series was broadcast in the US by NBC and produced ...
Style: stylized, captivating, serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: showbiz, actor's life, producer, singer, actor, actress, starlet, rising to stardom, ambition, desire for fame, lifestyle, follow your dream ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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Victorious (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Victorious is an American sitcom created by Dan Schneider that originally aired on Nickelodeon from March 27, 2010 until February 2, 2013. The series revolves around aspiring singer Tori Vega, a teenager who attends a performing arts high school ...
Style: feel good, realistic, semi serious, humorous, sitcom
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: high school, teachers and students, high school life, hollywood, teenage life, teenage girl, music, love and romance, lifestyle, singer, family, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
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100%
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Glee (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Glee is an American teen musical comedy-drama television series that airs on the Fox network in the United States. It focuses on the reconstituted William McKinley High School glee club, New Directions, which competes on the show choir competition ...
Style: stylized, feel good, humorous, suspense, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: high school, gay teenager, music band, contests and competitions, singing, coach, desire for fame, performance, teenage life, musician, ambition, outcast ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Elle: A Modern Cinderella Tale (2010)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Elle wants to be a singer/songwriter, but her dreams are cut short by the sudden death of her parents. She moves in with her adoptive uncle, who runs a small independent record label whose biggest act, Sensation, is also Elle's biggest pain.
Style: sentimental, realistic, semi serious, feel good, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: cinderella story, teenage love, follow your dream, musician's life, fall in love, family relations, youth, teenage life, love and romance, artists and showbiz, ambition, romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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51%
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Recovery Road (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Maddie is a teenage girl dealing with addiction who has a reputation as a party girl who doesn’t think she has a problem, until she’s confronted one day by her school guidance counselor and is forced to choose between expulsion and rehab. Maddie ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sincere, sentimental
Audience: teen drama, teens
Plot: high school life, addiction, youth, best friends, hopes, alcohol, teenage life, rehabilitation, life is a bitch, drug abuse, recovery, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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49%
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Rags (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Musical
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Rags follows the story of Charlie Prince, an orphan living with his acerbic and unloving stepfather and spoiled, simple-minded stepbrothers. Charlie's dream is to be a singer, and while he is vocally talented and can write music, he can't ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: cinderella story, teenage love, showbiz, youth, ambition, follow your dream, artists and showbiz, love and romance, unlikely couple, hopes, social differences, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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67%
The L.A. Complex (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Six young performers having been dubbed “most likely to succeed” in their hometowns now face the challenges and opportunities of a lifetime in the City of Angels.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, sexy
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: artists and showbiz, desire for fame, temptation, ambition, lifestyle, hopes, follow your dream, talent agent, neighbor, comedian, ambitious, roommate ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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46%
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Nashville (2012)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Rayna Jaymes and Juliette Barnes face personal and professional challenges as they navigate their paths as artists and individuals. Surrounding them, and often complicating their lives, are their family, friends and, in some cases, lovers, as well ...
Style: captivating, sincere, realistic, serious, sentimental
Plot: country music, music, fame, family relations, singer, musician, rivalry, lifestyle, desire for fame, hopes, star, success ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, nashville tennessee, southern usa, tennessee
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42%
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Beyond the Break (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Beyond the Break is an American drama series set in Hawaii, that debuted on The N in June 2006.
Style: sexy, touching, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: surfing, ambition, friendship, teenage love, rise to the top, sport, lifestyle, contests and competitions, teenage life, youth, overcoming, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: hawaii, usa
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42%
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East Los High (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 26 min.
TV show
Story: East Los High is not your typical high school. Dance, sex, romance, and mystery are at the heart of this inner city school in East LA where two teenage cousins—Jessie, a 16-year-old virgin and Maya, a troubled runaway with a violent past —fall ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, exciting, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: love and romance, teenage love, infidelity, teenage life, coming of age, dishonesty, social relations, friends, high school, vengeance, urban, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Pope Dreams (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In the vein of Good Will Hunting and Garden State, POPE DREAMS is a coming of age tale about a young man at a crossroads in life. Filled with heart, music, life, and loss. And a set of drums. Oh, and the Pope. POPE DREAMS is about a directionless ...
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, psychological, serious
Plot: terminal illness, hopes, follow your dream, parents and children, family relations, coming of age, young lovers, unfulfillment, teenage life, human nature, mother son relationship, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Underemployed (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
TV show
Story: Five friends learn to deal with the harsh realities of life after college.
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, light, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: college graduate, friends, friendship, best friends, youth, unfulfillment, lifestyle, society, workplace, living together, workplace situations, petty job ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Fame L.A. (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Fame L.A. is an American drama series that aired in syndication from 1997-1998. It told the story of a drama/dance school in Los Angeles where students honed their talents while overcoming various personal problems. It starred Christian Kane, ...
Style: feel good, sincere, serious, realistic, sentimental
Audience: teens
Plot: ambition, lifestyle, desire for fame, performer's life, music, artists and showbiz, hopes, follow your dream, performance art, mentor, female student, student ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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41%
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Summerland (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Summerland is an American drama television series created by Stephen Tolkin and Lori Loughlin. It is centered on a clothing designer in her 30s, Ava Gregory, raising her niece and nephews after their parents die in a tragic accident. They live in ...
Style: serious, touching, sincere, emotional, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: surfing, loss of parent, death of parent, family relations, siblings relations, teenage life, love and romance, beach, parents and children, family problems, life turned upside down, marijuana ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Mentor (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A thought-provoking drama about the power that a famous university professor holds over his students and assistants.
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: love triangle, power relations, dishonesty, university, unfulfillment, ambition, manipulation, college, friendship, mentor, power, teachers and students ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
An American in Hollywood (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A talented young filmmaker from New York sets off to Los Angeles in pursuit of the Hollywood dream, only to discover through his relationship with a beautiful feisty young actress, that Hollywood is not all that it seems.
Style: realistic, semi serious, sincere, captivating, humorous
Plot: follow your dream, fall in love, ambition, hopes, filmmaking, buddies, showbiz, love and romance, hollywood, friends, artists and showbiz
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, california, los angeles, usa
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40%
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A Fine Step (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A Fine Step is an uplifting family drama centering on Cal Masterson (Luke Perry, Beverly Hills 90210) an award winning horseman whose relationship with his beloved horse Fandango allows him to achieve multiple championship wins. However tragedy ...
Style: sentimental, sincere, captivating, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: pre-teens, teens
Plot: starting over, contests and competitions, friendship, parents and children, athlete's life, family, youth, ambition, rivalry, farm, family relations, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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40%
Young Americans (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Young Americans is an American television drama created by Steven Antin. The show debuted on July 12, 2000 on The WB network as a summer replacement for, and spin-off from, another Columbia TriStar Television production, Dawson's Creek. The ...
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: cross dressing, teenage life, teenage love, fall in love, buddies, love and romance, coming of age, school, lifestyle, boarding school, cheating, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: maryland, usa, baltimore
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39%
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Brotherly Love (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: West Philadelphia basketball star Sergio Taylor deals with the pressures of fame while his brother and sister have their own issues with ambition.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, captivating, entertaining
Plot: family problems, ambition, follow your dream, family relations, desire for fame, prodigy, athlete's life, hopes, youth, life is a bitch, siblings relations, basketball ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
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39%
A Beautiful Soul (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An R&B singer snagged by the trappings of superstardom loses his way and turns his back on his church and faith-filled beginnings. Tragedy strikes, leaving a chance for redemption in its wake. But with rebirth, first comes death.
Style: realistic, touching, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Plot: redemption, introspection, self discovery, one more chance, musician's life, ambition, showbiz, hip hop, religions or cults, hopes, celebrity culture, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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38%
Vicious Circle (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Story: Shot on digital , HD and 8 mm. Filmed through both sides of North America. 'Vicious Circle' pushes the limits of what can be accomplished on a bike. Featuring the first ever 65 foot 'Double Road Gap' , some of the gnarliest ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: false accusation, fall in love, teenage life, lifestyle, society, love and romance, family relations, destructive relationship, youth, teenage boy, father son relationship, interracial relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california
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38%
Survivor's Remorse (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Cam Calloway is about to find out the price he'll pay for stardom, love and loyalty. A basketball star in his early 20s, Calloway's life changes after he signs a multimillion-dollar contract with a team in Atlanta. He arrives in Georgia ...
Style: humorous, realistic, touching, semi serious, sitcom
Plot: rising to stardom, athlete's life, ambition, friendship, celebrity culture, friends
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, philadelphia, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Beautiful Life: TBL (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The daily lives of young models living together in a models' residence in New York, while struggling to deal with the cutthroat competition and fleeting fame of the fashion world.
Style: realistic, serious, sexy, contemplative
Audience: teens
Plot: model, desire for fame, rise to the top, lifestyle, ambition, teenage life, intrigue, haunted by the past, teaching the ways of the world, dishonesty, rivalry, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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All the Wilderness (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Keeping to himself in the wake his father's death, James Charm finds refuge in solitary walks and creating morbid sketches — until a charismatic new friend and a quirky young woman begin to draw him out of his shell.
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, touching, stylized
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, family relations, self discovery, single parent, youth, therapist, boy, teenage boy, mother son relationship, coming of age, hamster, undressing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Elvis (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 173 min.
TV show
Story: A chronicle of the life of Elvis Presley (Rhys Meyers), from his humble beginnings to his rise to international stardom.
Style: realistic, captivating, touching, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: singer, star, rise and fall, desire for fame, musician's life, ambition, fame, comeback, success, showbiz, life is a bitch, rising to stardom ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1960s, 1950s
Place: usa, memphis, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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
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37%
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Everwood (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: After the death of his wife, world-class neurosurgeon Dr. Andrew Brown leaves Manhattan and moves his family to the small town of Everwood, Colorado. There he becomes a small-town doctor and learns parenting on the fly as he raises his talented but ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: family relations, single father, small town, dysfunctional family, doctor, family problems, parents and children, love and romance, loss of spouse, first love, couples, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Hated (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll are what a young underground punk band are striving for, but once they get a taste of it, they are forced to decide how far they're willing to go for fame and fortune and who they're willing to leave ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, sincere
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, desire for fame, rise and fall, ambition, music band, youth, artists and showbiz, showbiz, friends, punk, bittersweet, music ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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37%
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
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36%
30 Degrees in February (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: ​From International Emmy Award-winning writer Anders Weidemann, compelling ten-part drama 30 Degrees in February follows a group of Swedes who've left the snow and cold of Scandinavia for the warm, sandy beaches of Thailand in the dead of ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: starting over, family life, hopes, immigrants, society, self discovery, family relations, follow your dream, culture clash, parents and children, human nature, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: thailand, asia
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36%