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What To Watch If You Love 'One Tree Hill'

Updated April 10, 2020 892 votes 88 voters 3.2k views39 items

List RulesVote up the films and television series that you know other fans of 'One Tree Hill' will love.

Wondering what to watch after One Tree Hill? If the high school life of the series has you hungry for more soapy drama, you're in luck! Since the public fascination with teen romance is not ceasing any time soon, there are loads of other movies and TV shows like One Tree Hill ready for you to start binging. 

If you’re on the hunt for movies and TV shows similar to One Tree Hill, The OC is a great TV series about a group of teens stuck in one love triangle after another. Friday Night Lights is another great show about jocks and teen angst.

For fans of One Tree Hill looking for good movie recommendations, Coach Carter is an excellent film that is also centered around high school drama and basketball. Other good movies and shows featured on this list include Euphoria, The Hills, and Gossip Girl.

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  • The O.C.
    Photo: Fox

    This early 2000s teen drama was a cultural phenomenon and will absolutely give fans of One Tree Hill some massive feelings of nostalgia for a simpler time and a sudden urge to listen to Hide and Seek by Imogen Heap.

    The O.C. (Fox, 2003) is an American teen drama television series created by Josh Schwartz. A troubled youth (Ben McKenzie) becomes embroiled in the lives of a close-knit group of people in the wealthy, upper-class neighborhood of Newport Beach, Orange County, California.... more on Wikipedia
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  • Gossip Girl
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    This sexy teen drama series raised the bar when it came to production value and long form storytelling when it came to the genre and fans of One Tree Hill are sure to enjoy their stint on the Upper East Side.

    Gossip Girl (The CW, 2007) is an American teen drama television series created by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, based on the book series by Cecily von Ziegesar. After a mysterious disappearance, "it girl" Serena van der Woodsen (Blake Lively) returns to the Upper East Side where drama awaits.... more on Wikipedia
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  • Pretty Little Liars
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    Looking for a high school drama with a multi-season long mystery after finishing One Tree Hill? Look no further-- this series offers all of the suspense and melodramatic music queues that anyone could ask for.

    Pretty Little Liars (ABC Family, 2010) is an American teen drama mystery–thriller television series developed by I. Marlene King, loosely based on the novel series by Sara Shepard. When their best friend goes missing, four high school girls (Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale, and Shay Mitchell) reunite as a clique when a mysterious villain starts sending them ominous messages.... more on Wikipedia
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  • Friday Night Lights
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    Fans of One Tree Hill will gravitate towards this high school sports drama series like a moth to a stadium light. 

    Friday Night Lights (NBC, 2006) is an American sports drama television series developed by Peter Berg, inspired by the 1990 nonfiction book by H. G. Bissinger. A drama that follows the lives of the Dillon Panthers, one of the nation's best high school football teams, and their head coach Eric Taylor (Kyle Chandler).... more on Wikipedia
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