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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.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, drama, adventure, crime
CountryUSA
CharactersTeenagers, Pupils
PlotSuperpowers, Relationship
PlaceSchool, Small towns, USA
StyleRomantic, Lovely

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.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genrethriller, fantasy, detective
CountryItaly
CharactersTeenagers
PlotSupernatural, Missing people, Mystery
PlaceVillage, Small towns

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

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountrySpain
Duration02:33
CharactersTeenagers, Rich, Pupils, Losers, Poor
PlotLove, Supernatural, Intrigue
PlaceSchool, Spain
StyleWorth watching, Fascinating

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.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrefantastic, fantasy, comedy, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersTeenagers, Lesbians, Difficult teenagers, Pupils, Friends
PlotSuperpowers, Love, Supernatural, Relationship, Telekinesis
PlaceSchool, Small towns
StyleRomantic, Easy, Women in the lead roles, Fascinating

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

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
CountryGermany, Denmark, Poland
CharactersTeenagers, Difficult teenagers, Pupils, Pregnant women, Friends
PlotSurvival, Viruses, Relationship
PlaceSchool, Islands, USA
StyleSpectacular, Action, Fascinating

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

Markimdb: 7.6
Genreaction, thriller, fantasy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration00:43
CharactersTeenagers, Werewolves, Friends, New kids at school
PlotSuperpowers, Love, Supernatural, Fighting Evil
PlaceSchool, USA
StyleTouching

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.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genreaction, thriller, fantasy, drama, detective
CountryNorway, Denmark
CharactersTeenagers, Pupils, Heroes, New kids at school
PlotSuperpowers
PlaceSchool

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

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersFamily, Teachers
PlotInvestigation, Mystery, Intrigue, Missing people, Deception
PlaceSchool
StyleTwisted plot, By books

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

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrecrime, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersTeenagers, Journalists, Childrens
PlaceSmall towns, USA
StyleWomen in the lead roles, Fascinating, Based on real events

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.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrethriller, drama, adventure, crime
CountryUSA
CharactersTeenagers
PlotCompetitions, Rivalry
PlaceSmall towns, USA

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.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, detective
CountryNetherlands
CharactersTeenagers
PlotSupernatural, Death, Sects, Rituals
StyleAtmospheric, Action

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.

Markimdb: 7
Genredrama, detective
CountryUSA
PlotSupernatural, Investigation, Mystery, Riddles
PlaceSmall towns

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.

Markimdb: 8.3
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:11
CharactersTeenagers, Gays, Psychologists, Pupils
PlotLove, Relationship, Love triangle
PlaceSchool, England
StyleEasy, Lovely, Fascinating, Touching

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

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecrime, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersTeenagers, Pupils
PlotDeath
PlaceSmall towns, USA

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.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersTeenagers, Friends, Losers
PlaceSchool, USA
StyleRomantic, Easy, Women in the lead roles, Lovely

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.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, drama
CountryCanada, USA
CharactersTeenagers, Magic Items
PlotMagic, Adventures, Move
PlaceParallel worlds, Mansions

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.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama, adventure, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersTeenagers
PlotInvestigation, Adventures, Money, Missing people, Diving
StyleSpectacular

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.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersHackers, Psychologists, Rich
PlotTreason, Missing people, Mystery, Riddles, Scandals
PlaceUSA
StyleWomen in the lead roles

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.

Markimdb: 8.4
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration00:51
CharactersTeenagers, Lesbians, Teachers, Friends
PlotRelationship, Social networks, Funeral
PlaceSchool
StyleFascinating, Makes me think

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

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersTeenagers, Gays, Pupils
PlotGrowing up
PlaceSchool

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.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersTeenagers, Gays, Lesbians, Pupils, New kids at school
PlotRelationship
PlaceSchool
StyleRomantic

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.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, adventure, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersTeenagers, Strong women
PlotSurvival, Mystery, Fate
PlaceUninhabited island
StyleFor girls

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.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrefantastic, drama, detective
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:00
CharactersTeenagers, Aliens
PlotSurvival, Apocalypse, Intrigue
TimePost-apocalypse, Future
StyleWorth watching

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.

Markimdb: 8
Genrefantasy, melodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration00:40
CharactersTeenagers, Witches, Vampire, Lesbians, Demons
PlotLove, Supernatural, Magic, Time travel, Mystery
StyleRomantic, For girls, Twisted plot, Women in the lead roles, Fascinating

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.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersTeenagers, Mother and daughter, Single mothers, New kids at school, Friends
PlotRelationship, Move, Growing up, Everyday life, Women's rights
PlaceSchool, USA
StyleTouching

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.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genreaction, fantasy, drama, adventure
CountryItaly, United Kingdom
CharactersTeenagers, Witches, Fairies, Friends, Heroes
PlotSuperpowers, Magic, Adventures
PlaceSchool
StyleSpectacular, Easy, Women in the lead roles, Fascinating

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.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrehorror, fantastic, fantasy, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersTeenagers, Maniacs, Demons
PlaceUSA
StyleDifferent stories

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

Markimdb: 7.5
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
PlotLove, Mystery, Balls
Time19th century
StyleBy books

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.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genrefantasy, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersTeenagers, Monsters, Heroes, Partners, Detectives
PlotSuperpowers, Investigation, Supernatural
PlaceEngland, London
Time19th century
StyleAction, Fascinating

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.

Markimdb: 8.7
Genredrama, family
CountryCanada
Duration01:58
CharactersTeenagers, Childrens, Friends, Orphans, Good people
PlotRelationship, Adventures, First love
PlaceSchool, Small towns
Time19th century
StyleRomantic, For children, By books, Women in the lead roles, Touching

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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