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When We Were Young (2018)
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When We Were Young (2018)
Original name: 人不彪悍枉少年
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Summer 1996. While chasing after a bicycle thief, Yang Xi (Wan Peng) hurts her leg and therefore can’t participate in the long-distance run to earn some bonus points for the college entrance exam anymore. When school starts again, Yang Xi not only has to discover that the offender is her new classmate Hua Biao (Hou Ming Hao), but he even snatches away her position as class monitor. The entire class considers the hot-blooded and impulsive newcomer Hua Biao who is gifted in sciences as their enemy. Hua Biao, however, proves them wrong as he continuously helps his classmates out. In the end, he becomes part of the “Five Flying Bicycles Group” and Yang Xi learns that he’s not only responsible and loyal, but also very respectful towards his grandma. Yang Xi finally lets go of her prejudices and the little group experiences their last year of high school together.
Style: humorous, light, thought provoking, captivating, disturbing
Plot: school, friendship, dream, love and romance, grownups, confidence, unlikely couple, teenager, teenage love, first love, youth, couple relations, love triangle, jealousy, fall in love, high school, opposites attract, rivalry, arrogance, romance

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out captivating, romantic, touching and humorous films and TV series with plots about love and romance, friendship, romance, school, youth, high school and teenager mostly in Romance, Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like When We Were Young: Meteor Garden (2018), Cheer Up! (2015), Playful Kiss (2010), Addicted (2016), Skam Spain (2018). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Meteor Garden (2018)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: An ordinary girl is admitted to the most prestigious school in the country where she encounters F4, an exclusive group comprised of the four wealthiest and handsomest boys in the school - Dao Ming Si, Hua Ze Lei, Xi Men and Mei Zuo.
Style: romantic, sweet, sincere, light, lyrical ...
Audience: student film
Plot: love hate relationship, chinese, school, romance, youth, friendship, love and romance, friends, looking for love, envy, university, love hate ...
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 790
Cheer Up! (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Despite their harsh educational environment, the cheerleading club has to keep it together for the students' sakes, and their own.
Style: exciting, captivating, light, humorous, disturbing ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: rivalry, high school, dancing, cheerleading, school, korean, boarding school, love and romance, friendship, couple relations, confidence, dream ...
Time: contemporary
Place: south korea, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Mischievous Kiss: Love in Tokyo (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 49 min.
TV show
Story: At a high school entrance ceremony, high school student Kotoko Aihara, who isn't that smart, notices pretty boy Naoki Irie. She falls in love with him immediately. Kotoko initially doesn't express her feelings to him, but finally has a ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, light, touching
Audience: teens
Plot: arrogance, romance, teenage love, opposites attract, love and romance, fall in love, first love, teenage life, school, grownups, unlikely couple, unrequited love ...
Place: tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.1
 3K
Playful Kiss (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 66 min.
TV show
Story: Playful Kiss is a 2010 South Korean romantic-comedy television series, starring Jung So-min and Kim Hyun-joong. It aired on MBC from September 1 to October 21, 2010 on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 21:55 for 16 episodes. It is based on the Japanese ...
Style: feel good, light, semi serious, realistic, touching ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: school, teenage love, first love, fall in love, romance, opposites attract, love and romance, arrogance, youth, unlikely couple, teenage life, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Addicted (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Ever since he was young, Bai Luo Yin has been living with his careless father, Bai Han Qi and his grandmother. When he turned 16 years old, his biological mother Jiang Yuan is re-marrying, and her partner is the party’s high ranking official Gu ...
Style: gay cinema, sexy, psychological, touching, sincere ...
Plot: gay, lgbt, high school student, high school, romance, gay relationship, gay lead character, friendship, school, youth, student, love ...
Time: 21st century
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.5
 756
Skam Spain (2018)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: The series accompanies a group of 16-year-olds on the journey of their life following their day to day in real time. Dependence on social media, how they face sex, love and ruptures, religion, the search of their identity and the need to fit in.
Style: realistic, disturbing, captivating, sincere, psychological
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: friendship, high school, teenager, love, adolescence, teenage love, teenage life, society, family relations, couple relations, love and romance, youth ...
Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Good Morning Call (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 48 min.
TV show
Story: A high school girl finally gets her own apartment, but she has to share it with the most popular boy in school. No one can know they're living together.
Style: stylized, humorous, captivating, light
Plot: friendship, high school, school, romance, love triangle, love, slice of life, college life, teenager, youth, rumor, parents ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Find Yourself (2020)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: A determined entrepreneur navigates a love triangle between a young charmer and an older executive, leading her down an unconventional path to love.
Style: feel good, romantic, semi serious, touching
Plot: love triangle, career woman, female protagonist, looking for love, unlikely couple, relationship vs career, society, age difference, love and romance, social differences, unfulfillment, couples ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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The King in Love (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
TV show
Story: Set during the Goryeo dynasty, Won, crown prince, has a sweet appearance hiding a lust for conquest. He is best friends with Rin, an elegant man of royal descent and Won's bodyguard. When beautiful San, the sole daughter of the wealthiest man ...
Style: captivating, disturbing, sentimental, sincere, romantic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love triangle, love affair, hopes, fall in love, youth, love, couples, destiny, reunion, love and romance, friendship, romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.8
 165
My Best Summer (2019)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Geng Geng had been an ordinary girl before her entry to the best high school in the province by chance. She doesn't like her life there until she meets Yu Huai, her seatmate - their names make up the word "Geng geng yu huai", meaning ...
Style: sincere, serious, captivating, touching
Plot: teenage love, first love, friendship, male female friendship, love, fall in love, youth, friendship between teens, young love, school, classmate, teen romance ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 4.2
 147
His Girlfriend (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Teen romance is complicated for a boy who's secretly in love with a college girl but who's also captured the heart of a high school freshman.
Style: light, entertaining, captivating, romantic
Plot: first love, school, love triangle, male female relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, couple relations, fall in love, romantic relationship, teenage love, love story, in love, teenager ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Hi! School - Love On (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: High school may be tough, but Woo Hyun (Nam Woo Hyun) has a guardian angel looking over him — literally. Disguised as a naive high schooler, Lee Seul Bi (Kim Sae Ron) descends from the heavens to protect Woo Hyun's life, but discovers ...
Style: mysterious, captivating, emotional, humorous
Plot: school, romance, love and romance, supernatural, love triangle, friendship, supernatural power, past life, destiny, angel of death
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.5
 10K
Love 101 (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Turkey
Duration: 40 min.
TV show
Story: While trying to make their teacher fall for a basketball coach, four misfits and a model student find friendship, love and the courage to be themselves.
Style: romantic, touching, captivating, feel good, visually appealing
Audience: teen comedy, teens
Plot: first love, high school sweetheart, schoolgirl, romance, school, teenager, love, friendship, love and romance, student, kiss, female teacher ...
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.8
 3K
Sky Of Love (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: During her freshman year in high school, Mika Tahara (Yui Aragaki) loses her cellular phone, but later finds it in the school library with the help of an unknown caller. Throughout the summer, Mika and the mysterious caller continue to communicate, ...
Style: bad ending, sentimental, romantic, sweet, sincere ...
Plot: first love, high school, friendship, high school student, romance, terminal illness, opposites attract, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, teenager, love story, relationships, teenage life ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.4
 161K
Gossip Girl (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
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, romantic, talky, stylized, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, teen drama, date night
Plot: teenage love, high school, popularity, youth, love and romance, lifestyle, betrayal, love triangle, gossip and rumors, friends, adolescence, best friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.5
 9K
The Heirs (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: Heirs follows a group of privileged, elite high school students as they are groomed to take over their families' business empires. These wealthy students seem to have everything under control–except their love lives. Kim Tan is heir to the ...
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Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 8.0
 764
Go Go Squid! (2019)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Tong Nian is a genius 19-year-old student with high IQ and low EQ, who is also a famous anime cosplay person and sings well. She’s falls in love at first sight with Han Shang Yan, who is a game genius in the e-sports world and never pays attention ...
Style: sentimental, suspenseful, suspense, touching
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.0
 140
Split (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Israel
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Follows Ella Rosen who discovers her identity, as a half-vampire, half-human, when she starts at Green High whose principal is secretly the head of 'The Order of the Blood' an order which is devoted to cleansing the world of vampires.
Style: atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, captivating
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: high school, vampire, good versus evil, friendship, supernatural, high school life, friends, supernatural romance, youth, love triangle, teenage love, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Boys Over Flowers (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 70 min.
TV show
Story: A working class girl winds up at an exclusive prep school. Unassuming high school girl Jan Di stands up to -- and eventually falls for -- a spoiled rich kid who belongs to the school's most powerfu clique.
Style: touching, sentimental, romantic, sincere, twists and turns ...
Audience: girls' night, teen drama, teens, date night
Plot: opposites attract, high school hunk, cinderella story, rich man poor woman, love triangle, teen romance, teenage love, korean, high school, friendship, teenage life, class differences ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.8
 4K
Oh My Venus (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Kim Young Ho is a personal trainer for Hollywood stars. Even though he comes from a wealthy family background, he suffered a devastating injury during his childhood days. Now, he overcomes his problems with patience and stubbornness. Meanwhile, Kang ...
Style: light, captivating, humorous, exciting
Audience: girls' night
Plot: romance, weight loss, lifestyle, dream, female protagonist, couple relations, trip, destiny, friends, rise to the top, travel, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.5
 855
Aching Hearts (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Set in the early 1960s, the story evolves around highschool sweethearts Jonas and Agnete, their friendships and families, trials and tribulations. Jonas fails to give Agnete the kind of attention she craves, and when she decides to start a new ...
Style: romantic, captivating, entertaining
Plot: high school, first love, grownups, teenager, loss of virginity, friendship, father daughter relationship, graduation, teenage girl, teenage boy, virginity, coming of age ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.2
 933
Encounter (2018)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: What happens when an encounter between a man and woman who seem to have nothing in common develops into a complicated love story? Cha Soo Hyun is a woman and daughter of a politician who lives a life where she is unable to choose her own path. ...
Style: romantic, thought provoking, touching, sentimental, entertaining
Audience: girls' night, family outing, date night, teens, teen drama
Plot: romance, love, opposites attract, love and romance, loveless marriage, marriage of convenience, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, couples, fall in love, stereotypes, male female relationship, friendship ...
Place: cuba, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.6
 38K
Dawson's Creek (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, touching, emotional, captivating, serious
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: friendship, small town, coming of age, love triangle, teenage life, high school life, couple relations, self discovery, couples, romance, lifestyle, introspection ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 2000s ...
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Click your Heart (2016)
Genre: Romance
Country: South Korea
TV show
Story: Starring AOA's Min Ah as an endearing outcast who turns the heads of Da Won, Ro Woon, Cha Ni and Ju Ho, this interactive choose-your-own-adventure series unites AOA and Neoz trainees in a sweet string of high school romances.
Style: romantic, touching, sincere, dorama, interactive
Plot: high school, romance, school, childhood friend, love and romance, high school life, social relations, teen romance, friendship, against the odds, love, love triangle ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Somewhere Only We Know (2019)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China
TV show
Story: Ph.D. candidate in Physics Mu Cheng He catches a third-year student in English Xue Tong cheating on an exam. When he even becomes the substitute teacher in her elective course Russian and makes her study with him after classes, her hatred for him ...
Style: touching, suspenseful, sentimental, suspense
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: romance, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love, college, friendship, fall in love, youth, love affair, friends, romantic friendship, true love, male female friendship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.7
 268
Scum's Wish (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Seventeen-year-old Mugi Awaya and Hanabi Yasuraoka appear to be the ideal couple. They are both pretty popular, and they seem to suit each other well. However, outsiders don't know of the secret they share. Both Mugi and Hanabi have hopeless ...
Style: unusual plot structure, captivating, romantic, visually appealing
Plot: relationships, romance, school, obsession, high school, teacher student relationship, mature, youth, lesbian
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.5
 43K
Awkward. (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: An irreverent look at the conflict, chaos and humor that defines teenage life through the eyes of 15-year-old Jenna Hamilton whose life begins to change when a simple accident becomes an epic misunderstanding and is blown way out of proportion. ...
Style: realistic, humorous, light, not serious, romantic ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: high school, teenage life, popularity, teenage love, loser, self esteem, youth, shyness, student, high school life, classmate, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Boys Over Flowers (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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: touching, humorous, semi serious, sweet, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: rich man poor woman, high school, cinderella story, teenage love, social differences, rich and poor, youth, romance, opposites attract, friendship, love and romance, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: sentimental, realistic, serious, touching, tense ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, friendship, school, family relations, teacher, life is a bitch, teachers and students, teenage love, racism, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, 2010s, 21st century
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Pasión de Gavilanes (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Colombia, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Pasión de Gavilanes is a Colombian telenovela that ran for 188 episodes, from 2003 to 2004. Written by Julio Jiménez, it was produced by RTI Colombia in conjunction with the Telemundo network and with the participation of Caracol TV company. In ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, romantic, captivating ...
Plot: fall in love, unlikely couple, life turned upside down, siblings relations, romance, vengeance, love and romance, family relations, couple relations, older man younger woman relationship, family problems, male female relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%