Movies and TV shows like East Los High

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East Los High (2013)
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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 in love with Jacob, a popular football player. From this forbidden love triangle, Maya, Jessie and Jacob, along with their close friends must face true-to-life decisions during a single dramatic and breath-taking year that will mark their lives forever.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, exciting, melancholic, suspense, suspenseful
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, love and romance, infidelity, teenage life, dishonesty, coming of age, social relations, vengeance, youth, friends, high school life, high school, sexual content, teenager, urban, profanity
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sincere films and TV series with plots about youth, teenage life, coming of age, love and romance, friends, friendship and high school mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like East Los High: SLiDE (2011), Valley (2014), The Pregnancy Project (2012), Mamitas (2011), Young Americans (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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SLiDE (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The exploits of five 17-year-olds smashing their way into adulthood.
Style: sincere, captivating, psychological, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, teenage love, coming of age, teenage life, best friends, youth, party, jealousy, teenager, geek, friends, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
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Valley (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 86 min.
Story: This is the story of three sensitive teens who are forced to deal with violence at home, violence at school. It is a story of friendship, of love and hate, where the adolescents world is revealed as cruel and beautiful, a world where the desire to ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, suspenseful, gloomy
Plot: teenage life, teenage love, friendship, buddies, love and romance, youth, graphic violence, family relations, domestic violence, friends, coming of age, adolescence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel
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The Pregnancy Project (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The Pregnancy project tells the real story of Gaby Rodriguez, a seventeen-year-old who attended a Washington state high-school and made her senior school project the treatment of pregnant teenagers by pretending to be pregnant.
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, touching, thought provoking
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, high school, pregnancy, dishonesty, family relations, youth, parents and children, teachers and students, social relations, high school life, power relations, teenager
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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Mamitas (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A teenager in Echo Park deals with the loss of his mother and his attraction to a girl not considered "cool" by his friends.
Style: realistic, sincere, captivating, light, psychological ...
Plot: coming of age, teenage love, youth, high school, opposites attract, couples, social relations, teenage life, friendship, self discovery, society, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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: teenage life, cross dressing, teenage love, fall in love, love and romance, buddies, coming of age, school, lifestyle, boarding school, cheating, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: maryland, usa, baltimore
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Love Is the Drug (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Jonah Brand (John Patrick Amedori) isn't necessarily the type of guy who would interest ultra-hot Sara Weller (Lizzy Caplan). But when she and her friends find out he works at a pharmacy, they charm him into their circle and gain his trust with ...
Style: serious, emotional, suspense, suspenseful, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: love triangle, lifestyle, juvenile delinquency, teenage love, teenage life, youth, life is a bitch, kids in trouble, drug abuse, crimes, drug dealing, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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44%
Men, Women & Children (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Follows the story of a group of high school teenagers and their parents as they attempt to navigate the many ways the internet has changed their relationships, their communication, their self-image, and their love lives.
Style: touching, realistic, suspense, semi serious, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, high school, youth, teenage love, internet, computers and web, parents and children, infidelity, coming of age, society, social relations, depression ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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44%
Buddha Mountain (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Ding Bo (Chen Po Lin) and his friends Nan Feng (Fan Bingbing) and Fei Zao aka Fatso (Fei Long) are a trio of 20-something outsiders who have no intention of sitting exams and getting into universities. When they need a new home, they answer an ad ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, gloomy
Plot: teenage love, rebelliousness, teenage life, rebellion, youth, romance, best friends, love and romance, coming of age, dealing with death, friends, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china, asia
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43%
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The Fat Boy Chronicles (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: The Fat Boy Chronicles is a motion picture about Jimmy Winterpock, an obese high-school student who deals with bullying and trying to lose weight. The film is inspired by a true story and was released in 2010 as a major motion picture.
Style: sincere, uplifting, emotional, touching, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: human spirit, teenage love, society, hopes, win over, social misfits, teenage life, love and romance, follow your dream, misfit, youth, high school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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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: touching, serious, realistic, sexy, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: surfing, teenage love, rise to the top, friendship, ambition, youth, lifestyle, contests and competitions, overcoming, sport, teenage life, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: hawaii, usa
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43%
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Drunkboat (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After twenty years of broken bottles and empty hallways, Mort Gleason witnesses his nephew Moo being beaten while in a drunken stupor. The short contact with family brings Mort back to what are left of his senses and he returns to the last home he ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: family relations, haunted by the past, single parent, parents and children, youth, social relations, coming of age, teenage life, suburbs, self discovery, teenager, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, illinois
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43%
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Summerland (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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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, realistic, sincere, emotional
Audience: teens
Plot: surfing, family relations, love and romance, siblings relations, teenage life, beach, family problems, life turned upside down, parents and children, marijuana, childhood, roommate ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
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42%
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: emotional, serious, realistic, sincere, sentimental
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: high school life, addiction, youth, best friends, hopes, rehabilitation, teenage life, drug abuse, life is a bitch, recovery, love and romance, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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40%
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Betrayed at 17 (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A mother vows to get justice when her daughter's life is destroyed by a sex video that goes viral.
Style: serious, suspenseful, touching, realistic, emotional
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A mother and her daughter confront the intimidation of teen peer pressure and the emotionally brutalizing social rituals of high school.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
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Degrassi Takes Manhattan (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 120 min.
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Style: realistic, sentimental, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, friendship, friends, youth, rivalry, couples, infidelity, vengeance, couple relations, party, family relations, high school ...
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New Hope (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: High school senior Michael (the son of a preacher and a Christian) is the new guy in a small town still reeling from a high school basketball star's unforeseen suicide of a year ago.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, uplifting, christian film
Plot: high school, teenage life, foe turned friend, friends, youth, high school life, social relations, bittersweet, dealing with death, death in the family, basketball, grief ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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39%
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Toe to Toe (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Out on the lacrosse pitch, wealthy but troubled Jesse and poor but driven Tosha form an easy and deep bond, but their relationship is threatened once they enter the hallways of an elite prep school they attend in Washington, D.C. There, they must ...
Style: captivating, realistic, sentimental, psychological, emotional ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Breakfast with Curtis (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Syd is an eccentric bookseller with delusions of grandeur fueled by red wine. He caused a rift 5 years ago between his bohemian housemates and the family next door, but now tries to recruit his 14-year-old neighbor as a collaborator.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, psychological, touching ...
Plot: friendship, friends, teenage boy, drugs, coming of age, death threat, depression, youth, romance, love and romance, love, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Palo Alto (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Palo Alto weaves together three stories of teenage lust, boredom, and self-destruction: shy, sensitive April, torn between an illicit flirtation with her soccer coach and an unrequited crush on sweet stoner Teddy; Emily, who offers sexual favors to ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, touching, melancholic, realistic ...
Audience: teens
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
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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: serious, realistic, touching, sentimental, stylized
Audience: teens
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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How She Move (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After the death of Raya Green's(Rutina Wesley) sister, she gets out from her classes at school, and sees a stomp crew practicing. She meets Bishop(Dwain Murphy) which is the dance crew leader. She then meets Michelle and does a stomp battle ...
Style: realistic, touching, exciting, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: dancing, hip hop, teenage life, friendship, youth, follow your dream, contests and competitions, high school life, urban ghetto life, family relations, urban ghetto, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
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
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Eastsiders (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
TV show
Story: What happens after the world ends? Written and directed by award winning playwright Kit Williamson, "EastSiders" explores the aftermath of infidelity on a gay couple in Silverlake. When Cal (Kit Williamson) finds out Thom (Van Hansis) has ...
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: gay, gay couple, gay relationship, infidelity, friends, up and down relationship, dishonesty, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, abortion, friendship, unwanted pregnancy, sexual content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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The Slap (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: A family drama that explodes from one small incident where a man slaps another couple's misbehaving child. This seemingly minor domestic dispute pulls the family apart, exposes long-held secrets, and ignites a lawsuit that challenges the core ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, psychological, captivating
Plot: family problems, couples, family relations, domestic violence, friendship, infidelity, suburbs, parents and children, family in crisis, dishonesty, couple relations, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Desire (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 3900 min.
TV show
Story: On the run from a New Jersey crime family, two brothers wend their way to Los Angeles, where they make their dream of owning a restaurant a reality. But their life in hiding life becomes complicated when their lives are torn apart by their love for ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspense, sincere, contemplative
Plot: siblings relations, love triangle, family relations, fall in love, love and romance, family business, gangsters, twins, crimes, restaurant, on the run, brother ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey, los angeles
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Sex and the USA (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Thirteen year old Audrey Shaw is new to Bellweather, California and certain shell never fit in when she meets Krista Rich, the pretty, popular girl she aspires to be "or be with" shes just not sure. In a conservative California town, ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, sexy, sexual
Audience: teens
Plot: society, lifestyle, youth, friendship, teenage life, friends, coming of age, high school life, innocence lost, teenager, high school, drugs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
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36%
Archie's Final Project (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A teen coming-of-age romantic dramedy about a media-obsessed geek and the most beautiful and twisted girl in school.
Style: realistic, touching, humorous, witty, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: suicide, media, obsession, teenage love, hopes, high school, filmmaking, love and romance, introspection, high school life, teenage life, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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36%
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Jess + Moss (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Jess, age 18, and Moss, age 12 are second cousins in the dark-fire tobacco fields of rural Western Kentucky. Without immediate families that they can relate to, and lacking friends their own age, they only have each other. Over the course of a ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, captivating, psychological, experimental ...
Plot: farm, teenage life, friendship, self discovery, coming of age, youth, love and romance, society, hopes, memory, tobacco, smoking ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, kentucky
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Happyland (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 21 min.
TV show
Story: Having grown up in a world of manufactured happiness, Lucy, the cynical teenage daughter of a idealistic theme park princess mom, wants to get out and experience something real. When Ian, the new park owner's son, arrives and sweeps her off her ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: parents and children, fall in love, amusement park, dysfunctional family, workplace situations, love and romance, teenage love, workplace, teenage life, coming of age, strong female presence, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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35%