Movies and TV shows like Dead Like Me

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Dead Like Me (2003)
 8.1
 40K
Dead Like Me (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Dead Like Me follows a group of undead grim reapers tasked with shepherding the recently departed into the afterlife.
Style: witty, cynical, dark humor, sentimental, humorous, offbeat, contemplative, semi serious, clever, stylized
Audience: teens
Plot: afterlife, team, supernatural, dealing with death, deadly, supernatural ability, mission, double life, family relations, parents and children, young people, workplace, tragic event, death, corpse, grim reaper, boss and employee, loss of child, employer employee relationship, workplace situations, earth, divorce, accident, leader, loser ...
Place: seattle, seattle washington

Most similar movies to Dead Like Me

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, offbeat and witty films and TV series with plots about supernatural, family relations, workplace, parents and children, friendship, workplace situations and afterlife mostly in Drama, Comedy and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Dead Like Me: Pushing Daisies (2007), Reaper (2007), Wonderfalls (2004), The Good Place (2016), Death Becomes Her (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Dead Like Me: Life After Death (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When George and her colleagues get a new boss whose focus is on moving souls quickly and enjoying life without consequences, the team begins to break the strict reaper rules. While her friends fall victim to their desires for money, success, and ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, semi serious, stylized, offbeat ...
Plot: afterlife, suicide, coma, supernatural, boss and employee, family life, workplace, deadly, dealing with death, family reunited, family problems, supernatural ability ...
Time: future
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Pushing Daisies (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: A pie-maker, with the power to bring dead people back to life, solves murder mysteries with his alive-again childhood sweetheart, a cynical private investigator, and a lovesick waitress.
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, surreal, fairy tale ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: impossible love, loneliness, back from the dead, unfulfilled love, murder, death, dog, supernatural ability, partners, supernatural, private detective, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 23K
Reaper (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 45 min.
Story: 21 year-old slacker Sam Oliver learns that his parents sold his soul to the devil before he was born, and now Sam has to repay the debt by becoming the Devil's bounty hunter, retrieving souls that have somehow escaped from Hell.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, entertaining, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: good versus evil, friendship, deal with the devil, supernatural, heaven and hell, chases and races, misfit, bounty hunter, escapades, danger, track down, devil ...
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 12K
Wonderfalls (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Wonderfalls is a comedy-drama television series that was broadcast on the Fox television network in 2004. The show centers on Jaye Tyler, a recent Brown University graduate with a philosophy degree, who holds a dead-end job as a sales clerk at a ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, surreal, touching, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: magical, good deed, niagara falls, supernatural, supernatural ability, odd, disorder, young woman, boss, heroine, youth, imaginary ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 8.2
 102K
The Good Place (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Eleanor Shellstrop, an ordinary woman who, through an extraordinary string of events, enters the afterlife where she comes to realize that she hasn't been a very good person. With the help of her wise afterlife mentor, she's determined to ...
Style: twists and turns, feel good, humorous, captivating, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: afterlife, karma, ethics, paradise, female protagonist, utopia, torture, soul mate, death, deception, architect, hell ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Death Becomes Her (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Madeline is married to Ernest, who was once arch-rival Helen's fiance. After recovering from a mental breakdown, Helen vows to kill Madeline and steal back Ernest. Unfortunately for everyone, the introduction of a magic potion causes things to ...
Style: dark humor, gothic, humorous, cynical, satirical ...
Plot: afterlife, immortality, love triangle, rivalry, fantasy world, obsession, couple relations, supernatural, death, vengeance, magic, zombie ...
Time: 90s, 2020s, 70s, 80s, 1990s ...
Place: beverly hills, usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.7
 118K
Six Feet Under (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: A darkly comic look at members of a dysfunctional L.A. family that run a funeral business.  When death is your business, what is your life? For the Fisher family, the world outside of their family-owned funeral home continues to be at least as ...
Style: dark humor, psychological, emotional, tense, surreal ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, dysfunctional family, death, funeral home, hopes, dealing with death, self discovery, family business, depression, financial problem, life changing experience, workplace problem ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 91K
Misfits (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: When five young outsiders on Community Service get caught in a strange storm, they discover that they have developed superpowers.
Style: witty, cynical, exciting, surreal, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural ability, youth, friends, swearing, supernatural, imaginary, misfit, juvenile delinquent, teenage life, superhuman powers, twentysomething life, anti heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Joan of Arcadia (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Joan of Arcadia is an American television fantasy/family drama telling the story of teenager Joan Girardi, who sees and speaks with God and performs tasks she is given. The series originally aired on Fridays, 8–9 p.m. on CBS and CTV for two ...
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, witty, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: chosen one, friendship, teenage life, supernatural, youth, supernatural ability, first love, parents and children, small town, high school, belief, strong female character ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maryland
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Ghost Whisperer (2005)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Newlywed Melinda Gordon tries to help the dead communicate with loved ones, 'but sometimes the messages she receives are intense and confusing.' Most of Melinda's efforts involve resolving conflicts that are preventing the spirits ...
Style: captivating, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful
Plot: psychic power, afterlife, ghost, supernatural ability, investigation, supernatural, uncover truth, small town, mysterious character, death, missing person, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.5
 7K
Enlightened (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
Story: Enlightened follows the story of Amy, a self-destructive executive, who, after a very public breakdown and a subsequent philosophical awakening in rehabilitation, tries to get her life back together.
Style: tragicomedy, sincere, humorous, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: self discovery, midlife crisis, workplace situations, coping, starting over, coworker, ex couple relations, responsibility, optimism, family relations, sanity, mental disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.4
 24K
House of Lies (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
Story: Charming, fast talking Marty Kaan and his crack team of management consultants know how to play the corporate game better than anyone, by using every dirty trick in the book to woo powerful CEOs and close huge deals. In the board rooms, barrooms, ...
Style: cynical, clever, realistic, talky, dark humor ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: greed, casual sex, power relations, workplace situations, powerful corporation, ambitious, drugs/alcohol, dishonesty, workplace, hotshot hero, deal, success ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Defending Your Life (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In an afterlife resembling the present-day US, people must prove their worth by showing in court how they have demonstrated courage.
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, melancholic, light ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: afterlife, heaven, destiny, romance, fall in love, starting over, hopes, imaginary, couple relations, supernatural, life & death, death ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.0
 344
Written By (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A lawyer who is killed in a car accident finds himself resurrected as a character in his daughter's novel.
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, sincere, offbeat
Plot: supernatural, afterlife, parents and children, family relations, writer's life, unfulfillment, death in the family, dealing with death, alternate reality, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, novelist ...
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.3
 15K
Resurrection (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Resurrection is an American fantasy drama television series based on the book The Returned by Jason Mott that follows the residents of Arcadia, Missouri, whose lives are upended when their loved ones return from the dead, unaged since their deaths.
Style: serious, captivating, atmospheric, touching, tense ...
Plot: afterlife, resurrection, investigation, supernatural, uncover truth, back from the dead, nobody believes, haunted by the past, parents and children, family relations, miraculous event, surprising revelation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 8.3
 25K
Rescue Me (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Rescue Me revolves around the lives of the men in a New York City firehouse, the crew of 62 Truck. Examining the fraternal nature and relationships of firefighters, the series tackles the daily drama of the life-and-death situations associated with ...
Style: psychological, realistic, semi serious, dark humor, thought provoking ...
Plot: rescue, fire department, danger, heroes, firefighter, life is a bitch, teamwork, loss, team, heroic, struggle, desperation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 8.2
 27K
Party Down (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Party Down is an American comedy television series that follows a Los Angeles, California, catering team for the titular company. The sextet of aspiring Hollywood actors and writers, as well as drifting lost souls, work small-time catering gigs ...
Style: sitcom, witty, humorous, not serious, cynical ...
Plot: actor, comedian, party, ambition, desire for fame, workplace, friendship, workplace situations, partners, disorder, coworker, team ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Almighty Johnsons (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 47 min.
Story: The Almighty Johnsons is a New Zealand fantasy comedy/drama television series, which was created by James Griffin and Rachel Lang and is produced by South Pacific Pictures. It began airing its first series of ten episodes in New Zealand on 7 ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, stylized, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: god or devil, supernatural, heroes, superhuman powers, supernatural ability, life turned upside down, family secret, family relations, rivalry, villain, escapades, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Witches of East End (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Based on Melissa de la Cruz's best-selling novel, "Witches of East End" centers on the adventures of Joanna Beauchamp and her two adult daughters Freya and Ingrid -- both of whom unknowingly are their family's next generation of ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, feel good, captivating, exciting
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: supernatural, curses spells and rituals, witch, immortality, supernatural ability, magic, siblings relations, family relations, family secret, spell, evil force, foreknowledge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, long island, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 8.3
 170K
Californication (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
Story: A self-loathing, alcoholic writer attempts to repair his damaged relationships with his daughter and her mother while combating sex addiction, a budding drug problem, and the seeming inability to avoid making bad decisions.
Style: sexy, dark humor, witty, cynical, humorous ...
Plot: womanizer, sexual relations, writer's life, lust, drugs/alcohol, strong sexual content, lifestyle, writers, sexual activity, addiction, family problems, family life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: california, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Your Pretty Face Is Going to Hell (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 11 min.
Story: A live-action workplace comedy about Gary, an associate demon, as he attempts to capture souls on earth in order to climb the corporate ladder of the underworld. Gary hopes to advance in Hell, but he may be too stupid, lazy and kind-hearted to ...
Style: humorous, not serious, surreal, offbeat
Audience: teens
Plot: workplace, hell, demon, ambition, power relations, boss and employee, disorder, promotion, intern, workplace intrigue, rivalry, workplace situations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Andy Richter Controls the Universe (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Fanciful series about an aspiring writer who imagines alternative life scenarios while working for a big company.
Style: sitcom, humorous, semi serious, cynical, witty ...
Plot: lifestyle, best friends, writer's life, love and romance, dull life, boss and employee, workplace, workplace situations, supportive coworker, office, hapless, obnoxious boss ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.3
 7K
Good Witch (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 48 min.
Story: Cassie Nightingale, Middleton’s favorite enchantress, and her young-teenage daughter Grace, who shares that same special intuition as her mom, welcome Dr. Sam Radford and his son to town. When the New York transplants move in next to the Grey ...
Style: feel good, touching, light, colourful, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: witch, small town, mysterious character, supernatural, imaginary, romance, social relations, teenage life, mother daughter relationship, father son relationship, single parent, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Sweet Rain: Accuracy of Death (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Chiba appears seven days before a person dies an unexpected death. His job is to observe the person for seven days then decide either to ‘execute’ or ‘pass over’. Today, again, in the rain, he waits. His subject, her death due in seven days, ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating, stylized, offbeat
Plot: supernatural, hopes, angel, changing the past or future, destiny, gangsters, out of the way, betrayal, future dystopia, workplace situations, grim reaper, inventions and discoveries ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.0
 451
Up There (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Martin (deceased) is stuck in a dead-end job, welcoming the newly departed into the afterlife. All he dreams of is going 'Up There'. But his plans are thrown into disarray when he has to team up with the relentlessly chirpy Rash and ...
Style: humorous, sincere, semi serious, captivating, offbeat
Plot: afterlife, friendship, misfit partners, supernatural, workplace, buddies, partners, disorder, workplace situations, bittersweet, narration from the grave, dead man ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.0
 7K
A Gifted Man (2011)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: A talented but self-absorbed surgeon starts questioning his purpose in life when he is visited by the spirit of his deceased ex-wife.
Style: sincere, touching, uplifting, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: ghost, hospital, ambition, teaching the ways of the world, afterlife, supernatural romance, surgery, life turned upside down, supernatural, love and romance, workplace, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Wristcutters: A Love Story (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Zia, distraught over breaking up with his girlfriend, decides to end it all. Unfortunately, he discovers that there is no real ending, only a run-down afterlife that is strikingly similar to his old one, just a bit worse. Discovering that his ...
Style: humorous, contemplative, semi serious, depressing, road movie ...
Plot: suicide, depression, afterlife, death, russian, purgatory, friendship, dealing with death, supernatural, love and romance, starting over, regret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.8
 51K
The Cobbler (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Max Simkin repairs shoes in the same New York shop that has been in his family for generations. Disenchanted with the grind of daily life, Max stumbles upon a magical heirloom that allows him to step into the lives of his customers and see the world ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, semi serious, entertaining, uplifting ...
Plot: lone hero, switching roles, disorder, supernatural ability, workplace, family business, down on your luck, self discovery, justice, lifestyle change, shoemaker, fish out of water ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, lower east side manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 8.1
 14K
The Big C (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A suburban mother faces her cancer diagnosis while trying to find humor and happiness as well.
Style: sincere, humorous, sentimental, dark humor, realistic ...
Plot: terminal illness, teacher, cancer, human spirit, fighting illness, parents and children, dying, hopes, couple relations, marriage, life is a bitch, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: connecticut, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.4
 1K
Happyland (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 21 min.
Story: Having grown up in a world of manufactured happiness, Lucy, the cynical teenage daughter of a idealistic theme park princess mom, wants to get out and experience something real. When Ian, the new park owner's son, arrives and sweeps her off her ...
Style: semi serious, sentimental, humorous, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: fall in love, parents and children, theme park, teenage love, workplace, love and romance, workplace situations, dysfunctional family, teenage life, coming of age, youth, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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