Movies and TV shows like Desperate Housewives

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Desperate Housewives (2004)
 7.5
 120K
Desperate Housewives (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Desperate Housewives is an American television comedy-drama-mystery series created by Marc Cherry and produced by ABC Studios and Cherry Productions. It aired Sundays at 9 P.M. Eastern/8 P.M. Central, on ABC from October 3, 2004, until May 13, 2012. Executive producer Cherry served as showrunner. Other executive producers since the fourth season included Bob Daily, George W. Perkins, John Pardee, Joey Murphy, David Grossman, and Larry Shaw. The main setting of the show was Wisteria Lane, a street in the fictional American town of 'Fairview' in the fictional 'Eagle State'. The show followed the lives of a group of women as seen through the eyes of a dead neighbor who committed suicide in the very first episode. The storyline covers thirteen years of the women's lives over eight seasons, set between the years 2004–2008, and later 2013–2017. They worked through domestic struggles and family life, while facing the secrets, crimes and mysteries hidden behind the doors of their — at the surface — beautiful and seemingly perfect suburban neighborhood. The show featured an ensemble cast, headed by Teri Hatcher as Susan Mayer, Felicity Huffman as Lynette Scavo, Marcia Cross as Bree Van de Kamp, and Eva Longoria as Gabrielle Solis. Brenda Strong narrated the show as the deceased Mary Alice Young, appearing sporadically in flashbacks or dream sequences.
Style: witty, twists and turns, cynical, stylized, sexy, sexual, humorous, realistic, biting, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: housewife, suburban life, female friendship, infidelity, family life, neighbor, social relations, family relations, couple relations, friendship, lifestyle, friends, investigation, love and romance, family secret, marital problem, best friends, couples, divorce, family problems, rivalry, intrigue, marriage, blackmail, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa

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Most similar movies to Desperate Housewives

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, witty and semi serious films and TV series with plots about friendship, couples, friends, lifestyle, family relations, female protagonist and love and romance mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Desperate Housewives: Why Women Kill (2019), Devious Maids (2013), Big Little Lies (2017), Mistresses (2013), Sex and the City (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Why Women Kill (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
TV show
Story: Three women living in three different decades: a housewife in the '60s, a socialite in the '80s and a lawyer in 2018, deal with infidelity in their marriages.
Style: captivating, witty, atmospheric, erotic, entertaining ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: marriage, housewife, crumbling marriage, open marriage, extramarital affair, jealousy, women, male female relationship, female protagonist, strong female lead, family in crisis, society ...
Time: 80s, 1960s, 60s, 1940s, 2010s
Place: usa
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97%
 7.8
 23K
Devious Maids (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The series centers on four Latina maids working in the homes of Beverly Hills’ wealthiest and most powerful families, and a newcomer who made it personal after a maid was murdered and determined to uncover the truth behind her demise, and in the ...
Style: exciting, captivating, enigmatic, humorous, entertaining ...
Plot: maid, secrets, female friendship, secret, couple relations, murder, female protagonist, deception, latinx lead, betrayal, love, workplace ...
Place: beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 8.5
 168K
Big Little Lies (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Subversive, darkly comedic drama Big Little Lies tells the tale of three mothers of first graders whose apparently perfect lives unravel to the point of murder.
Style: surprise ending, disturbing, enigmatic, twists and turns
Audience: chick flick, kids
Plot: domestic violence, female friendship, family life, housewife, murder mystery, murder, marriage, intrigue, crumbling marriage, rape, gossip and rumors, adultery ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 7.1
 13K
Mistresses (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Meet Savi, a successful career woman working toward the next phase in her life -- both professional and personal -- simultaneously bucking for partner at her law firm while she and her husband, Harry, try to start a family of their own. Savi's ...
Style: serious, realistic, sexy, tense, melancholic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mistress, infidelity, female friendship, extramarital affair, love affair, best friends, family relations, casual sex, lifestyle, relationship problems, female protagonist, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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Sex and the City (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Based on the bestselling book by Candace Bushnell, Sex and the City tells the story of four best friends, all single and in their late thirties, as they pursue their careers and talk about their sex lives, all while trying to survive the New York ...
Style: witty, sentimental, stylized, sexual, talky ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: female friendship, best friends, looking for love, couple relations, sexual intercourse, sex, sexual attraction, looking for sex, everyday life, city life, up and down relationship, sexual relations ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, 20th century, contemporary, 2000s ...
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa, manhattan, new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 8.1
 107K
Gilmore Girls (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Set in the charming town of Stars Hollow, Connecticut, the series follows the captivating lives of Lorelai and Rory Gilmore, a mother/daughter pair who have a relationship most people only dream of.
Style: feel good, talky, realistic, witty, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night
Plot: small town, female protagonist, mother daughter relationship, single mother, boyfriend, small town life, best friends, first love, student, social relations, looking for love, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: connecticut, usa, yale university, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Pretty Little Liars (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Based on the Pretty Little Liars series of young adult novels by Sara Shepard, the series follows the lives of four girls — Spencer, Hanna, Aria, and Emily — whose clique falls apart after the disappearance of their queen bee, Alison. One year ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, realistic, neo noir
Audience: teens, teen drama, girls' night, family outing
Plot: friends, high school, friendship, best friends, blackmail, threat, youth, high school life, gossip and rumors, teenage life, popularity, disappearance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Lipstick Jungle (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Lipstick Jungle is an American comedy-drama television series created by DeAnn Heline and Eileen Heisler for NBC Universal Television Studio. The hour-long series was based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Candace Bushnell, who also ...
Style: talky, sexy, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: rivalry, friends, ambition, career woman, family life, workplace intrigue, thirtysomething life, family relations, workplace situations, best friends, couples, city life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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 7.3
 7K
Army Wives (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Army Wives is an American drama series that follows the lives of four army wives, one army husband, and their families.
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, touching
Audience: girls' night
Plot: military life, family relations, family life, best friends, couples, lifestyle, love and romance, soldier, infidelity, social relations, marital problem, military base ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Sex and the City (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: A New York writer on sex and love is finally getting married to her Mr. Big. But her three best girlfriends must console her after one of them inadvertently leads Mr. Big to jilt her.
Style: witty, light, romantic, emotional, erotic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: fashion, city life, friends, love and romance, friendship, lifestyle, couple relations, sexual relations, family relations, urban, best friends, female friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, manhattan, new york city, malibu california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 5.8
 11K
Melrose Place (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Melrose Place is an American primetime soap opera that aired on Fox from July 8, 1992, to May 24, 1999 for seven seasons. It follows the lives of a group of young adults living in a brownstone apartment complex on Melrose Place, in Los Angeles, ...
Style: realistic, serious, sexy, captivating, sexual
Plot: manipulation, love affair, couple relations, betrayal, rivalry, infidelity, advertising, friends, intrigue, neighbor, manipulations, love and romance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.0
 42K
Cougar Town (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Jules Cobb is a mom in her forties facing the often humorous challenges, pitfalls and rewards of life's next chapter. Along for the journey is her son, her ex-husband, her husband/neighbor and her friends who together make up her dysfunctional, ...
Style: realistic, light, humorous, sexy, not serious ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: neighbor, looking for love, wine, small town life, middle aged, love and romance, divorce, supportive friend, friendship, lifestyle, parents and children, singleness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 7.4
 161K
Gossip Girl (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Gossip Girl is an American teen drama television series based on the book series of the same name written by Cecily von Ziegesar. The series, created by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, originally ran on The CW for six seasons from September 19, ...
Style: witty, romantic, talky, stylized, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, teen drama, date night
Plot: teenage love, high school, popularity, youth, love and romance, lifestyle, betrayal, love triangle, gossip and rumors, friends, adolescence, best friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
 6.2
 3K
Valeria (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 47 min.
TV show
Story: A writer in a creative and marital crisis finds refuge and support in her three best friends. Based on the novels by Elisabet Benavent.
Style: sexy, humorous, realistic, semi serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, extramarital affair, writers, friendship, doubt, marital crisis, bigger dreams, creative block, sex, friends, love and romance, best friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 39K
Good Girls (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Three "good girl" suburban wives and mothers suddenly find themselves in desperate circumstances and decide to stop playing it safe and risk everything to take their power back.
Style: ironic, funny, feel good, captivating, entertaining ...
Plot: female friendship, housewife, family relations, money laundering, female protagonist, netflix, criminal, convenience store robbery, love hate relationship, crimes, husband wife relationship, cons and scams ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Tyler Perry's If Loving You Is Wrong (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Follow the relationships of a group of husbands and wives that live and love on the same street. While the neighbors come from very different backgrounds, their lives are similar – raising children, dealing with exes, worrying about money and ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, sentimental, humorous, captivating
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, love and romance, looking for love, starting over, friendship, parents and children, family problems, couple relations, couples, marriage, relationships, love affair ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.9
 880K
Friends (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: The misadventures of a group of friends as they navigate the pitfalls of work, life and love in Manhattan.
Style: feel good, humorous, sitcom, witty, not serious ...
Audience: girls' night, family outing, teens
Plot: friendship, everyday life, best friends, looking for love, group of friends, love and romance, couple relations, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, friends, family relations, cafe, female friendship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.8
 115K
Revenge (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: When Emily Thorne moves to the Hamptons, everyone wonders about the new girl, but she knows everything about them, including what they did to her family. Years ago, they took everything from her. Now, one by one, she's going to make them pay.
Style: twists and turns, captivating, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: chick flick
Plot: high society, strong female character, vengeance, pretense, hidden identity, rivalry, undercover, haunted by the past, enemy, scheme, crimes, upscale ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 6.1
 9K
The Details (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When a family of raccoons discover worms living underneath the sod in Jeff and Nealy's backyard, this pest problem begins a darkly comic and wild chain reaction of domestic tension, infidelity and murder.
Style: humorous, semi serious, cynical, realistic
Plot: murder, infidelity, raccoon, lifestyle, family problems, life turned upside down, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, society, disorder, couples, dark humor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Gooische Vrouwen (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Gooische Vrouwen (Vipers Nest) is based on a very popular Dutch TV series and can be described as a Dutch variation of Sex and the City and Desperate Housewives. The film tells the story of four girlfriends who live in the bourgeois area ‘t Gooi, ...
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, witty, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dishonesty, friendship, lifestyle, love and romance, couple relations, couples, family problems, love affair, unfulfillment, social relations, family relations, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
14%
 6.9
 696
Out of Order (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 200 min.
TV show
Story: I suppose this is the story of the beauty and brutality of a long-term marriage as seen through the eyes of a writer who aspires to make art, but makes his living writing popcorn movies. Someone who wants to be a good man, but finds himself ...
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, midlife crisis, infidelity, love affair, family problems, lifestyle, crumbling marriage, life is a bitch, unlikely couple, artists and showbiz, dark humor, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Private Practice (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Having left behind Seattle Grace Hospital, renowned surgeon Addison Forbes Montgomery moves to Los Angeles for sunnier weather and happier possibilities. She reunites with her friends from medical school, joining them at their chic, co-op, Oceanside ...
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous, offbeat ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: doctor, psychiatrist, treatment, friendship, hospital, workplace, romance, surgery, best friends, doctors and patients, parenthood, lovers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, santa monica california
⇓ similarity ⇓
12%
How I Met Your Mother (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: How I Met Your Mother is an American sitcom that originally aired on CBS from September 19, 2005, to March 31, 2014. The series follows the main character, Ted Mosby, and his group of friends in Manhattan. As a framing device, Ted, in the year 2030, ...
Style: feel good, humorous, witty, light, sitcom ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, group of friends, looking for love, singleness, friends, dating, bar, roommate, womanizer, couple relations, career, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2030s, 2010s, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Sex and the City 2 (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Carrie, Charlotte, and Miranda are all married now, but they're still up for a little fun in the sun. When Samantha gets the chance to visit one of the most extravagant vacation destinations on the planet and offers to bring them all along, ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, stylized, witty, visually appealing ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: fashion, female friendship, friendship, male objectification, battle of the sexes, sexual relations, couples, love and romance, society, lifestyle, vacation, travel ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1986, 2010s, year 1988 ...
Place: middle east, manhattan new york city, manhattan, new york city, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 6K
Popular (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Brooke McQueen, a popular cheerleader at Jacqueline Kennedy High School, and Sam McPherson, the editor of the school paper, are polar opposites. When their single parents unexpectedly meet and get engaged, Brooke and Sam have to deal with their new ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, emotional, humorous, witty
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama, teen comedy
Plot: popularity, peer pressure, high school life, high school, cheerleader, homosexual, step siblings, teenage life, friendship, misfit, leadership, rise to the top ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 21st century, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 54K
Nip/Tuck (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Hotshot plastic surgeons Dr. Sean McNamara and Dr. Christian Troy experience full-blown midlife crises as they confront career, family and romance problems.
Style: sexy, realistic, stylized, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: womanizer, plastic surgery, family problems, family relations, friendship, doctor, ethics, physical appearance, nudity (full frontal - brief), jealousy, surgical operation, career ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: miami, florida, usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
 7.9
 104K
Weeds (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
TV show
Story: Weeds is an American dark comedy-drama series created by Jenji Kohan. The central character is Nancy Botwin, a widowed mother of two boys who begins selling cannabis to support her family after her husband dies suddenly of a heart attack. Over the ...
Style: humorous, witty, cynical, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: marijuana, dysfunctional family, drug dealer, drug dealing, stoners, family life, single mother, suburbs, profanity, eccentric family, single parent, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 8.2
 32K
Parenthood (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Parenthood is an American comedy-drama television series developed by Jason Katims. Loosely based on the 1989 film of the same title, Parenthood tells of the Braverman clan which consists of an older couple, their four children and their families.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, touching
Plot: family life, family drama, responsibility, family relations, single parent, adolescence, marital problem, couple relations, siblings relations, parents and children, social relations, parenthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
11%
Single Ladies (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Single Ladies is an American comedy-drama television series on VH1 that debuted on May 30, 2011, as a two-hour television film. Created by Stacy A. Littlejohn and produced by Queen Latifah's Flavor Unit Entertainment, the series chronicles the ...
Style: humorous, captivating, light, entertaining, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: romance, friendship, fashion, looking for love, couple relations, lifestyle, love triangle, society, social differences, couples, strong female presence, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, georgia, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.5
 6K
'Til Death (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 21 min.
TV show
Story: A comedy about the triumphs and tribulations of marriage and friendship from very different perspectives. It's about the funny – and sometimes annoying – things that happen between husbands, wives, parents, children, neighbors and friends ...
Style: sitcom, not serious, realistic, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love and romance, friendship, rage, marital problem, couples, friends, couple relations, society, romance, newlyweds, relationship problems, verbal byplay ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%