Contemporary movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant contemporary movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, semi serious, humorous, romantic and exciting films and TV shows about / with friendship, teenager, youth, romance, friends, teenage life, high school, female protagonist, coming of age and love and romance plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres shot in USA, Canada, UK and other countries.
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contemporary movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as contemporary: StarStruck (2010), The Blacklist (2013), Grimm (2011), Teen Wolf (2011), Pitch Perfect (2012), Warehouse 13 (2009), Vampire Academy (2014), The Fault in Our Stars (2014), Three Steps Above Heaven (2010), Easy A (2010).

List of contemporary movies

 6.1
 16K
StarStruck (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jessica Olsen goes to Los Angeles with nothing more in mind that visiting her grandparents while her sister tries to meet Christopher Wilde. One night she meets Christopher Wilde. They go an an adventure around Los Angeles and start to like each ...
Style: romantic, light, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: love, pop star, fall in love, opposites attract, celebrity, couples, love and romance, happy ending, teenage life, artists and showbiz, paparazzi, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, michigan, malibu california
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 8.0
 242K
The Blacklist (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Raymond "Red" Reddington, one of the FBI's most wanted fugitives, surrenders in person at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. He claims that he and the FBI have the same interests: bringing down dangerous criminals and terrorists. In ...
Style: captivating, serious, tense, clever, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fbi, special agents, master criminal, unlikely partners, mind game, secret, law enforcement, crimes, terrorism, outsmarting, partners, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2020s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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 7.8
 118K
Grimm (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: After Portland homicide detective Nick Burkhardt discovers he's descended from an elite line of criminal profilers known as "Grimms," he increasingly finds his responsibilities as a detective at odds with his new responsibilities as a ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, captivating, scary, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, creature, legends and myths, werewolf, supernatural ability, police detective, monster, good versus evil, life turned upside down, police investigation, partners against crime, transformation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: oregon, portland oregon, usa
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 7.7
 145K
Teen Wolf (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 41 min.
TV show
Story: Scott McCall, a high school student living in the town of Beacon Hills has his life drastically changed when he's bitten by a werewolf, becoming one himself. He must henceforth learn to balance his problematic new identity with his day-to-day ...
Style: touching, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: werewolf, supernatural, supernatural ability, high school, supernatural power, teenage love, friends, teenage life, transformation, teen romance, youth, life turned upside down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, usa, california, japan, france
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 7.1
 303K
Pitch Perfect (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: College student Beca knows she does not want to be part of a clique, but that's exactly where she finds herself after arriving at her new school. Thrust in among mean gals, nice gals and just plain weird gals, Beca finds that the only thing ...
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious, light ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, family outing
Plot: friends, rivalry, female protagonist, youth, music band, student, contests and competitions, college life, competition, performance, lifestyle, female friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, california
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 7.6
 53K
Warehouse 13 (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: After saving the life of the President, two secret service agents - Myka Bering and Pete Lattimer - find themselves assigned to the top secret Warehouse 13. The Warehouse is a massive, top secret facility that houses dangerous and fantastical ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, humorous, bleak
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: artifact, supernatural, legends and myths, riddles and clues, secret place, secret service, secret agents, partners, top secret, ancient mystery, investigation, undercover ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, south dakota
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Vampire Academy (2014)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Rose, a rebellious half-vampire/half-human guardian-in-training and her best friend, Lissa -- a mortal, royal vampire Princess - have been on the run when they are captured and returned to St. Vladamirs Academy, the very place where they believe ...
Style: exciting, sexy, suspenseful, semi serious, ridiculous ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: vampire, academy, supernatural ability, good versus evil, vampire human love, youth, school, best friends, supernatural, female vampire, friends, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: oregon, montana, new jersey
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The Fault in Our Stars (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a patient named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support ...
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, romantic, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: terminal illness, teenage love, fall in love, first love, teenage life, teenager, cancer, youth, love and romance, dealing with death, fighting illness, adolescence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, indiana, amsterdam
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Three Steps Above Heaven (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Story of two young people who belong to different worlds. It is the chronicle of a love improbable, almost impossible but inevitable dragging in a frantic journey they discover the first great love. Babi (Maria Valverde) is a girl from upper-middle ...
Style: touching, emotional, romantic, serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens, teen drama
Plot: opposites attract, teenage love, love, love and romance, young love, fall in love, youth, first love, couples, forbidden love, couple relations, troublemaker ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe
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 7.0
 388K
Easy A (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Olive, an average high school student, sees her below-the-radar existence turn around overnight once she decides to use the school's gossip grapevine to advance her social standing. Now her classmates are turning against her and the school ...
Style: feel good, teen sex comedy, witty, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: high school, coming of age, teenager, teenage life, teenage girl, popularity, teenage boy, loss of virginity, teenage love, classmate, youth, high school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 80s
Place: california, usa, xian, florida
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Kamisama Kiss (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Nanami was just a normal high school girl down on her luck until a stranger’s lips marked her as the new Land God and turned her world upside down. Now, she’s figuring out the duties of a deity with the help of Tomoe, a reformed fox demon who ...
Style: shoujo, exciting, romantic, humorous, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural romance, romance, love and romance, japanese mythology, master and servant, life turned upside down, magic, spirit, school, supernatural, youth, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
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 7.9
 110K
Elementary (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A modern-day drama about a crime-solving duo that cracks the NYPD's most impossible cases. Following his fall from grace in London and a stint in rehab, eccentric Sherlock escapes to Manhattan where his wealthy father forces him to live with ...
Style: witty, talky, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: investigation, riddles and clues, private detective, crimes, partners, talented, prodigy, law enforcement, mastermind, intelligence, unconventional method, female partner ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
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 7.4
 172K
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: romantic, witty, talky, stylized, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, date night, teen drama
Plot: high school, teenage love, popularity, youth, gossip and rumors, love and romance, love triangle, betrayal, lifestyle, adolescence, friends, high society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa
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The Nine Lives of Chloe King (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 441 min.
TV show
Story: Chloe King is looking forward to celebrating her birthday with her friends and single mother, just like every other year... that is until she starts developing heightened abilities and discovers she's being pursued by a mysterious figure. Chloe ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, captivating, serious, enigmatic
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, supernatural power, supernatural ability, superhuman powers, high school, teenage life, life turned upside down, chase, youth, mysterious character, disorder, ancient ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa, california
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 7.8
 155K
Bones (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 40 min.
TV show
Story: Dr. Temperance Brennan and her colleagues at the Jeffersonian's Medico-Legal Lab assist Special Agent Seeley Booth with murder investigations when the remains are so badly decomposed, burned or destroyed that the standard identification ...
Style: witty, intellectual, suspenseful, realistic, semi serious
Plot: forensics, partners against crime, crime investigation, fbi, police investigation, partners, riddles and clues, special agents, murder investigation, law enforcement, teamwork, expert ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: washington d.c., usa
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Pretty Little Liars (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Based on the Pretty Little Liars series of young adult novels by Sara Shepard, the series follows the lives of four girls — Spencer, Hanna, Aria, and Emily — whose clique falls apart after the disappearance of their queen bee, Alison. One year ...
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, realistic, neo noir
Audience: teens, girls' night, family outing, teen drama
Plot: high school, friends, blackmail, friendship, threat, best friends, youth, gossip and rumors, high school life, mysterious character, teenage life, popularity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, usa
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 8.3
 130K
White Collar (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 40 min.
TV show
Story: Neal Caffrey, a con man, forger and thief, is captured after a three-year game of cat and mouse with the FBI. With only months left serving a four-year sentence, he escapes to look for Kate, his girlfriend. Peter Burke, the FBI agent who initially ...
Style: exciting, captivating, light, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: cons and scams, mastermind, fbi, unlikely partners, con artists, art thief, genius, special agents, criminal, partners, dishonesty, intelligence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa
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Once Upon a Time (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: There is a town in Maine where every story book character you've ever known is trapped between two worlds, victims of a powerful curse. Only one knows the truth and only one can break the spell. Emma Swan is a 28-year-old bail bonds collector ...
Style: fairy tale, stylized, twists and turns, sentimental, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, fantasy world, good versus evil, magical, princess, fairy, legends and myths, magic, power of love, adventure, curses spells and rituals, true love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: maine, usa, new england
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 7.1
 18K
Body of Proof (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Body of Proof is an American medical drama television series that ran on ABC from March 29, 2011 to May 28, 2013 and starred Dana Delany as medical examiner Dr. Megan Hunt. The series was created by Chris Murphey and produced by ABC Studios. The ...
Style: serious, captivating, suspenseful, realistic, witty ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: forensics, who done it, medical, investigation, unconventional method, law enforcement, medical examiner, bodies, murder investigation, relationship vs career, talented, ambitious ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: philadelphia, usa
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Vampire Sisters (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Keeping secrets can be difficult, especially when you’re a twelve-year-old half-vampire moving from Transylvania to a new life in Germany. Going to school, making new friends and fitting in — it’s all tough when you can’t just be yourself. ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, exciting, entertaining, light
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: vampire, female vampire, friendship, youth, friends, first love, superhuman powers, supernatural, eccentric family, sister sister relationship, family relations, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany
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The Girl Next Door (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Exceptionally ambitious high schooler Matthew has aspirations for a career in politics when he falls in love with his gorgeous 19-year-old neighbor, Danielle. But Matthew's bright future is jeopardized when he finds Danielle was once a porn ...
Style: teen sex comedy, sexy, sex comedy, humorous, funny ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: teenager, porn star, teenage love, teenage sex, student, fall in love, sexual attraction, youth, dream come true, lifestyle, couple relations, pornographic video ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa, las vegas, california, cambodia
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The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A coming-of-age story based on the best-selling novel by Stephen Chbosky, which follows 15-year-old freshman Charlie, an endearing and naive outsider who is taken under the wings of two seniors. A moving tale of love, loss, fear and hope - and the ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, serious, talky ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, high school, first love, teenage love, friendship, teenager, high school life, adolescence, teenage life, suicide, shyness, social misfits ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 21st century, 20th century, year 1991
Place: pittsburgh, pennsylvania, usa
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 5.8
 10K
Radio Rebel (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: High school senior Tara is so painfully shy that she dreads speaking to anyone in the hallways or getting called on in class. But in the privacy of her bedroom with her iPod in hand, she rocks out -- doing mock broadcasts for Miami's hottest FM ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, light, captivating ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids, teens, family outing
Plot: high school, high school life, teenage love, first love, teenage life, secret identity, teenager, youth, prom, popularity, shyness, high school hunk ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: washington d.c., usa, seattle
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The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Balthazar Blake is a master sorcerer in modern-day Manhattan trying to defend the city from his arch-nemesis, Maxim Horvath. Balthazar can't do it alone, so he recruits Dave Stutler, a seemingly average guy who demonstrates hidden potential, as ...
Style: exciting, gothic, stylized, fairy tale, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: witch, good versus evil, wizards and magicians, magic, magical, adventure, apprentice, curses spells and rituals, sorcerer, supernatural ability, training, sorceress ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2010, year 2000, middle ages ...
Place: new york, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city, rome italy, india ...
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 8.5
 402K
Suits (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: While running from a drug deal gone bad, Mike Ross, a brilliant young college-dropout, slips into a job interview with one of New York City's best legal closers, Harvey Specter. Tired of cookie-cutter law school grads, Harvey takes a gamble by ...
Style: witty, captivating, serious, talky, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, family outing, teens
Plot: lawyer, law firm, hotshot lawyer, success, mentor, mastermind, prodigy, ambition, workplace situations, ambitious, boss, talented ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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 5.4
 14K
16 Wishes (2010)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story about Abby Jensen, a girl who's been eager to reach her 16th birthday and has kept a secret wish list since she was a little girl. When the Big Day actually arrives, utter disaster strikes, leaving Abby to think her birthday is ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, sentimental, feel good, light
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: 16 year old, wish come true, teenage girl, friends in love, teenage life, youth, high school, best friends, magic, fairy, high school life, best friends in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
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The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA, Germany, Canada, UK
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In New York City, Clary Fray, a seemingly ordinary teenager, learns that she is descended from a line of Shadowhunters — half-angel warriors who protect humanity from evil forces. After her mother disappears, Clary joins forces with a group of ...
Style: exciting, atmospheric, dark fantasy, sexy, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: supernatural romance, teenage love, supernatural, werewolf, angel, good versus evil, legends and myths, love and romance, chosen one, heroine, supernatural ability, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city
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 8.1
 160K
Castle (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: After a serial killer imitates the plots of his novels, successful mystery novelist Richard "Rick" Castle receives permission from the Mayor of New York City to tag along with an NYPD homicide investigation team for research purposes.
Style: witty, realistic, humorous, suspenseful, semi serious
Plot: female detective, romancing partners, police detective, homicide detective, riddles and clues, writers, investigation, crime investigation, police investigation, murder, murder investigation, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
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Fifty Shades of Grey (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: When college senior Anastasia Steele steps in for her sick roommate to interview prominent businessman Christian Grey for their campus paper, little does she realize the path her life will take. Christian, as enigmatic as he is rich and powerful, ...
Style: sexy, erotic, sexual, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens, date night
Plot: rich man poor woman, bdsm, sex scene, dangerous attraction, billionaire, strong sexual content, love and romance, sex, couples, sexual relations, sex toy, virgin ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, seattle, washington d.c.
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 6.4
 94K
The DUFF (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Bianca's universe turns upside down when she learns that her high school refers to her as a ‘DUFF' (Designated Ugly Fat Friend). Hoping to erase that label, she enlists the help of a charming jock and her favorite teacher. Together ...
Style: feel good, funny, humorous, not serious, ridiculous ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: high school, teenager, youth, teenage life, high school life, adolescence, high school student, friends, popularity, stereotypes, friendship, school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey
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