10 best shows like Cruel Summer (2021)

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Cruel Summer 2021
An unconventional thriller that takes place over three summers — 1993-95 — in a small Texas town when a beautiful popular teen, Kate, is abducted and, seemingly unrelated, a girl, Jeanette, goes from being a sweet, awkward outlier to the most popular girl in town and, by ’95, the most despised person in America.

List of the best shows and series like Cruel Summer (2021): Stargirl, Curon, Elite, I Am Not Okay with This, Sløborn, Teen Wolf, Ragnarok, The Stranger, Home Before Dark, Panic.

Stargirl (2020)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, drama, adventure, crime
CountryUSA

Courtney Whitmore, a smart, athletic and above all else kind girl, discovers her step-father has a secret: he used to be the sidekick to a superhero. "Borrowing" the long-lost hero’s cosmic staff, she becomes the unlikely inspiration for an entirely new generation of superheroes.

Curon (2020)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrethriller, fantasy, detective
CountryItaly

When their mother mysteriously vanishes shortly after they all arrive in her hometown, teen twins discover secrets behind the village’s tranquil facade.

Elite (2018)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountrySpain
Duration02:33

When three working class kids enroll in the most exclusive school in Spain, the clash between the wealthy and the poor students leads to tragedy.

I Am Not Okay with This (2020)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrefantastic, fantasy, comedy, drama
CountryUSA

A teen navigates the complexities of high school, family and her sexuality while dealing with new superpowers. Based on Charles Forsman's graphic novel.

Sløborn (2020)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
CountryGermany, Denmark, Poland

A deadly virus hits a small community living on an island in the North Sea.

Teen Wolf (2011)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genreaction, thriller, fantasy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration00:43

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 teenage life. The following characters are instrumental to his struggle: Stiles, his best friend; Allison, his love interest who comes from a family of werewolf hunters; and Derek, a mysterious werewolf with a dark past. Throughout the series, he strives to keep his loved ones safe while maintaining normal relationships with them.

Ragnarok (2020)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genreaction, thriller, fantasy, drama, detective
CountryNorway, Denmark

A small Norwegian town experiencing warm winters and violent downpours seems to be headed for another Ragnarök -- unless someone intervenes in time.

The Stranger (2020)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom

A web of secrets sends family man Adam Price on a desperate quest to uncover the truth about the people closest to him.

Home Before Dark (2020)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrecrime, detective
CountryUSA

A young girl moves from Brooklyn to the small lakeside town her father left behind. While there, her dogged pursuit of the truth leads her to unearth a cold case that everyone in town, including her own father, tried hard to bury.

Panic (2021)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrethriller, drama, adventure, crime
CountryUSA

In the forgotten town of Carp, Texas, Panic is the only way out. Every summer the graduating seniors risk their lives competing in a series of challenges for the chance to win life-changing money. After the death of two players the stakes—and danger—have never been higher.

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Ares (2020)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, detective
CountryNetherlands

When her friend suffers a bizarre accident, Rosa realizes the secret student society they've just joined is built on demonic secrets from Dutch history.

Paradise Lost (2020)
Markimdb: 7
Genredrama, detective
CountryUSA

A psychiatrist moves with her family from California to her husband’s hometown in Mississippi only to uncover shameful secrets that irrevocably change the lives of everyone involved.

Sex Education (2019)
Markimdb: 8.3
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:11

Inexperienced Otis channels his sex therapist mom when he teams up with rebellious Maeve to set up an underground sex therapy clinic at school.

When the Streetlights Go On (2020)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecrime, detective
CountryUSA

A double-homicide in a small midwestern suburb rattles the lives of a group of teenagers and sends investigators searching for answers in the fall of 1995. A meditation on growing up, the passing of time, and the insidious violence that lurks in the suburbs.

Never Have I Ever (2020)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA

After a traumatic year, all an Indian-American teen wants is to go from pariah to popular -- but friends, family and feeling won't make it easy on her.

Locke & Key (2020)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, drama
CountryCanada, USA

Three siblings who move into their ancestral estate after their father's gruesome murder discover their new home's magical keys, which must be used in their stand against an evil creature who wants the keys and their powers.

Outer Banks (2020)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama, adventure, detective
CountryUSA

A tight-knit group of teens unearths a long-buried secret, setting off a chain of illicit events that takes them on an adventure they'll never forget.

The Undoing (2020)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA

Grace and Jonathan Fraser are living the only lives they ever wanted. Overnight a chasm opens in their lives: a violent death and a chain of terrible revelations. Left behind in the wake of a spreading and very public disaster, Grace must dismantle one life and create another for her child and her family.

Euphoria (2019)
Markimdb: 8.4
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration00:51

A group of high school students navigate love and friendships in a world of drugs, sex, trauma, and social media.

Genera+ion (2021)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA

A group of high school students whose exploration of modern sexuality (devices and all) tests deeply entrenched beliefs about life, love and the nature of family in their conservative community.

Love, Victor (2020)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA

Victor is a new student at Creekwood High School on his own journey of self-discovery, facing challenges at home, adjusting to a new city, and struggling with his sexual orientation. When it all seems too much, he reaches out to Simon to help him navigate the ups and downs of high school.

The Wilds (2020)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, adventure, detective
CountryUSA

A group of teen girls from different backgrounds must fight for survival after a plane crash strands them on a deserted island. The castaways both clash and bond as they learn more about each other, the secrets they keep, and the traumas they've all endured. But there’s just one twist… these girls did not end up on this island by accident.

The 100 (2014)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrefantastic, drama, detective
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:00

Based on the books by Kass Morgan, this show takes place 100 years in the future, when the Earth has been abandoned due to radioactivity. The last surviving humans live on an ark orbiting the planet — but the ark won't last forever. So the repressive regime picks 100 expendable juvenile delinquents to send down to Earth to see if the planet is still habitable.

A Discovery of Witches (2018)
Markimdb: 8
Genrefantasy, melodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration00:40

Diana Bishop, historian and witch, accesses Ashmole 782 and knows she must solve its mysteries. She is offered help by the enigmatic Matthew Clairmont, but he's a vampire and witches should never trust vampires.

Ginny & Georgia (2021)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA

Angsty and awkward fifteen year old Ginny Miller often feels more mature than her thirty year old mother, the irresistible and dynamic Georgia Miller. After years on the run, Georgia desperately wants to put down roots in picturesque New England and give her family something they've never had... a normal life. But it's not all carpool and Kombucha as Georgia's past threatens her and her family's new way of life... and Georgia will do anything to protect her family.

Fate: The Winx Saga (2021)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genreaction, fantasy, drama, adventure
CountryItaly, United Kingdom

The coming-of-age journey of five fairies attending Alfea, a magical boarding school in the Otherworld where they must learn to master their powers while navigating love, rivalries, and the monsters that threaten their very existence.

American Horror Stories (2021)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrehorror, fantastic, fantasy, drama
CountryUSA

An anthology series of stand alone episodes delving into horror myths, legends and lore.

Belgravia (2020)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA

A tale of secrets and scandals set in 1840s London. When the Trenchards accept an invitation to the now legendary ball hosted by the Duchess of Richmond on the fateful evening of the Battle of Waterloo, it sets in motion a series of events that will have consequences for decades to come as secrets unravel behind the porticoed doors of London’s grandest postcode.

The Irregulars (2021)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genrefantasy, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom

In Victorian London, a gang of troubled street teens are manipulated into solving crimes for the sinister Doctor Watson and his mysterious business partner, the elusive Sherlock Holmes. As the crimes take on a horrifying supernatural edge and a dark power emerges, it'll be up to the Irregulars to come together to save not only London but the entire world.

Anne with an E (2017)
Markimdb: 8.7
Genredrama, family
CountryCanada
Duration01:58

A coming-of-age story about an outsider who, against all odds and numerous challenges, fights for love and acceptance and for her place in the world. The series centers on a young orphaned girl in the late 1890’s, who, after an abusive childhood spent in orphanages and the homes of strangers, is mistakenly sent to live with an elderly woman and her aging brother. Over time, 13-year-old Anne will transform their lives and eventually the small town in which they live with her unique spirit, fierce intellect and brilliant imagination.




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