10 Movies and TV Shows to Watch if You Liked Sex Education

And where you can watch them.


(SPOT.ph) It’s officially been announced that Netflix’s hit show, Sex Education, is getting a second season. And while production is set to start in Spring in the U.K., it’s still going to be quite a while before Otis (Asa Butterfield), Maeve (Emma Mackey), Eric (Ncuti Gatwa), and the sex-curious students of Moordale High School. So, while waiting, you might want to stream these 10 British movies and TV series that are just as funny, socially awkward, and maybe even dramatic.



Bend It Like Beckham (2002)

Watch it on: iTunes, Amazon
It doesn’t get any more British than a movie about football—with a title that references David Beckham, no less. In this teen rom-com, Jess (Parminder Nagra) is the daughter of an Indian family living in London. While she wants nothing more than to play football after Jules (Parminder Nagra) discovers her skills, her parents won’t let her. With their bond (and inevitable squabble), Jess and Jules’ friendship might just remind you of Otis and Eric’s.

Wild Child (2008)

Watch it on: Netflix
You can think of Wild Child as what would happen if Mean Girls’ Regina George got shipped off to England instead of being hit by a school bus. The spoiled and bratty Poppy (Emma Roberts) is forced to go to a boarding school across the pond. She works with her newfound friends to pull pranks so she can get expelled and sent back home, but soon finds she might have reasons to stay.

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Angus, Thongs, and Perfect Snogging (2008)

Watch it on: Netflix, HBO Go, Youtube
Otis isn’t the only socially awkward and sexually inexperienced teenager in England. In Angus, Thongs, and Perfect Snogging, Georgia (Georgia Groome) makes it her goal to find a boyfriend while preparing for her 15th birthday. Her gotta-get-a-boyfriend mission involves getting “snogging” (read: making out) lessons as she sets her eyes on the new kid, Robbie (Aaron Johnson).

Submarine (2010)

Watch it on: iTunes, Amazon
This film, based on a novel of the same name, revolves around Oliver (Craig Roberts), a young teenager who gets into his first relationship with Jordana (Yasmin Paige). While his new relationship seems to be going well, he can’t help but be affected by what’s going on in his home. If your favorite thing about Sex Education is seeing the characters in school compared to how they are at home, then this might be for you.


Kids in Love (2016)

Watch it on: Amazon, Netflix
In this coming-of-age movie, Will Poulter (We’re the Millers, The Maze Runner, Black Mirror: Bandersnatch) plays Jack, a student in London who’s taking a gap year after finishing high school. While he’s trying to figure out what he wants to do with his life, he meets the carefree Evelyn (Alma Jodorowsky) who shows him a different, more laid-back side of the city. The cast also includes Cara Delevingne.

TV Shows

Skins (2007 to 2013)

Watch it on: Netflix, Amazon
This hit TV series is probably the top of mind when you think of British teen series—after all, it’s probably where you first found out about stars Nicholas Hoult and Kaya Scodelario. Skins follows the lives of different teenagers and their own personal struggles in each episode. Sex Education notably takes on the topic of abortion and transphobia, and Skins has gained a solid following for its take on other issues like substance abuse, mental illnesses, PTSD, eating disorders, and sexuality, to name a few.


Misfits (2009 to 2013)

Watch it on: Netflix, Hulu
A group of mischievous teenagers is almost always a good idea for a comedy-drama show—but couple that with superpowers and you’ve got yourself Misfits. The show follows offenders serving their time for community service when an electrical storm gives them supernatural abilities. The combination of dark humor and action will get you hooked.

My Mad Fat Diary (2013 to 2015)

Watch it on: YouTube
Set in the '90s, My Mad Fat Diary is based on the novel, My Fat, Mad Teenage Diary by Rae Earl, who is played by Sharon Rooney in the show. After spending a few months at the psych hospital, she tries to reconnect with her friends, while trying to keep her body-image issues and mental health in check and keep the pretense that she was actually just on vacation in France.

Lovesick (2014 to present)

Watch it on: Netflix
If Sex Education follows the story of teenagers learning about sex and STDs that might come from having it, then Lovesick is the adult version of that. It follows Dylan (Johnny Flynn), who finds out he has chlamydia and sets out to tell his previous sexual partners about his diagnosis. The hilarity also includes Dylan’s best friends and housemates Luke (Daniel Ings) and the newly engaged Evie (Antonia Thomas)—who used to like Dylan.


Derry Girls (2018 to present)

Watch it on: Netflix
Technically, this British-produced sitcom is set in Northern Island. But it’s also set during the '90s, when there were British checkpoints set around their town. In the show, five mischievous teenagers—a boy and four girls—often find themselves getting into trouble in their Catholic high school. So, if you’re looking for another cheeky comedy following teenagers, you might want to start watching before the second season premieres in March.

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