Movies and TV shows like Desperate Housewives

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Desperate Housewives (2004)
 7.5
 104K
Desperate Housewives (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
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, humorous, sexual, dark humor, cynical, stylized, sexy, twists and turns, realistic, biting ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: housewife, suburban life, secret, couple relations, neighbor, family relations, investigation, infidelity, social relations, lifestyle, friendship, love and romance, love affair, couples, family secret, family problems, divorce, dishonesty, best friends, jealousy, intrigue, crumbling marriage, suicide, age difference, family life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa

Most similar movies to Desperate Housewives

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and witty films and TV series with plots about family relations, couples, friends, friendship, love and romance, couple relations and lifestyle mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Desperate Housewives: Devious Maids (2013), Sex and the City (1998), Pretty Little Liars (2010), Lipstick Jungle (2008), Cougar Town (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.8
 20K
Devious Maids (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: humorous, exciting, captivating, enigmatic, entertaining
Plot: maid, secret, couple relations, latinx lead, female protagonist, female friendship, secrets, betrayal, deception, murder, love, adultery ...
Place: beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Sex and the City (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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: sexual, erotic, witty, talky, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sex, looking for sex, best friends, couple relations, sexual relations, casual sex, looking for love, city life, writer's life, everyday life, sexual dysfunction, up and down relationship ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 90s, 2000s ...
Place: new york, manhattan, new york city, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Pretty Little Liars (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
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: suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, realistic
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama, family outing
Plot: secret, high school, friendship, best friends, haunted by the past, youth, blackmail, disappearance, threat, family, gossip and rumors, high school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Lipstick Jungle (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: friends, rivalry, friendship, family life, ambition, urban, thirtysomething life, office, city life, workplace, best friends, workplace intrigue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Movie in collections
 7.0
 38K
Cougar Town (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
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: humorous, sexual, entertaining, light, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: small town life, looking for love, neighbor, lifestyle, divorce, wine, parents and children, sitcom, dating, career, parenthood, hot and sexy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 133K
Gossip Girl (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
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, realistic, humorous, talky, stylized ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama, date night
Plot: popularity, teenage love, youth, love triangle, school, gossip and rumors, friends, betrayal, lifestyle, high school, high school life, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 7.9
 105K
Revenge (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
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: captivating, serious, twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: chick flick
Plot: hidden identity, high society, haunted by the past, vengeance, pretense, crimes, young people, family secret, secret, undercover, millionaire, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 7.2
 6K
Army Wives (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Army Wives is an American drama series that follows the lives of four army wives, one army husband, and their families.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, emotional
Audience: girls' night
Plot: military base, best friends, feminism, friendship, military life, military, couples, family relations, social relations, gender, friends, soldier ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Movie in collections
 6.2
 8K
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: semi serious, cynical, dark humor, realistic, humorous
Plot: infidelity, raccoon, murder, couple relations, suburbs, worm, life turned upside down, under the surface, dishonesty, couples, disorder, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 12K
Mistresses (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 43 min.
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, sexy, realistic, tense, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, mistress, extramarital affair, best friends, cheating, love affair, couple relations, relationship problems, family relations, single parent, female friendship, female protagonist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 50K
Nip/Tuck (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
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: disturbing, stylized, sexual, serious, realistic ...
Plot: womanizer, physical appearance, clinic, family problems, family relations, friendship, jealousy, therapy, ethics, doctor, couple relations, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: miami, florida, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
16%
 8.9
 613K
Friends (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: The misadventures of a group of friends as they navigate the pitfalls of work, life and love in Manhattan.
Style: feel good, humorous, witty, not serious, talky ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, teens
Plot: friendship, best friends, sitcom, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, couple relations, family relations, love and romance, group of friends, everyday life, friends, twentysomething life, looking for love ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.0
 643
Out of Order (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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: clever, semi serious, dark humor, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, dysfunctional family, midlife crisis, hollywood, unlikely couple, suburbs, writer's life, cheating, crumbling marriage, couple relations, love affair, alcohol abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.7
 22K
Nurse Jackie (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 27 min.
Story: Every day is a matter of life and death in a hectic New York City hospital, but for Nurse Jackie that's the easiest part. Between chronic back pain that won't quit, and a personal life on the constant edge of collapse, it's going to ...
Style: tragicomedy, semi serious, dark humor, cynical, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: addiction, nurse, hospital, doctors and patients, against the rules, workplace situations, drugs/alcohol, friendship, drug abuse, staff, conflict, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.3
 160K
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, humorous, witty, sexual ...
Plot: womanizer, lust, sexual relations, writer's life, strong sexual content, addiction, family problems, lifestyle, drugs/alcohol, family life, sexual activity, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 8.0
 95K
Weeds (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
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: witty, humorous, dark humor, cynical, realistic ...
Plot: drug dealing, dysfunctional family, family life, stoners, drug dealer, single mother, single parent, drugs/alcohol, marijuana, unlikely criminals, eccentric family, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
How I Met Your Mother (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
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, sexual, not serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: looking for love, friendship, bar, singleness, womanizer, urban, couple relations, sitcom, lovers, party, dating, architect ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
You're the Worst (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Narcissistic, brash, and self-destructive Jimmy thinks all relationships are doomed. Cynical, people-pleasing, and stubborn Gretchen knows that relationships aren't for her. So when they meet at a wedding, it's only natural that the two of ...
Style: humorous, realistic, situational comedy, light, bad taste humour ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, couples, sitcom, best friends, couple relations, self destructing, antisocial behavior, sexual activity, englishman abroad, self involved, roommate, supportive friend ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Movie in collections
 7.0
 3K
Married (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Married is a half hour comedy about being miserably in love. Russ and Lina Bowman can barely remember what life was like before kids, debt, and suburbia rained on their romance -- but every once in a while, in between the arguments about their ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: marriage, couple relations, sitcom, couples, friendship, best friends, battle of the sexes, parents and children, sexual relations, family life, family relations, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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, humorous, romantic, erotic, light ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: fashion, city life, sexual relations, love and romance, friendship, best friends, couple relations, family relations, wedding preparations and rituals, couples, battle of the sexes, thirtysomething life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, mexico, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.5
 73K
Riverdale (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Set in the present, the series offers a bold, subversive take on Archie, Betty, Veronica and their friends, exploring the surreality of small-town life, the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale’s wholesome facade.
Style: captivating, suspenseful, biting, tense, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: small town, high school, friendship, teenage life, investigation, friends, youth, love and romance, parents and children, crimes, family relations, murder ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 8.7
 155K
Shameless (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
Story: Chicagoan Frank Gallagher is the proud single dad of six smart, industrious, independent kids, who without him would be... perhaps better off. When Frank's not at the bar spending what little money they have, he's passed out on the floor. ...
Style: humorous, offbeat, biting, emotional, dark humor ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, parents and children, family problems, siblings relations, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, life is a bitch, family relations, drinking problem, everyday life, gay teenager, working class ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 8.2
 130K
Castle (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: After a serial killer imitates the plots of his novels, successful mystery novelist Richard "Rick" Castle receives permission from the Mayor of New York City to tag along with an NYPD homicide investigation team for research purposes.
Style: witty, humorous, suspenseful, realistic, semi serious
Plot: police investigation, investigation, police detective, partners, writer's life, crimes, law enforcement, riddles and clues, murder, reluctant partners, workplace situations, resourceful ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Movie in collections
It's Complicated (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Ten years after their divorce, Jane and Jake Adler unite for their son's college graduation and unexpectedly end up sleeping together. But Jake is married, and Jane is embarking on a new romance with her architect. Now, she has to sort out her ...
Style: realistic, humorous, witty, light, entertaining ...
Audience: chick flick, date night
Plot: love triangle, couple relations, family relations, love affair, love and romance, old love, dating, ex husband, ex couple relations, eccentric family, regret, ex husband ex wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Private Practice (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: semi serious, touching, realistic, humorous, offbeat ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: doctor, friendship, psychiatrist, doctors and patients, looking for love, romance, clinic, love and romance, hospital, couples, friends, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, santa monica california
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 8.1
 82K
Gilmore Girls (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
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, witty, talky, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, family outing
Plot: small town, mother daughter relationship, small town life, best friends, family, looking for love, boyfriend, career, lifestyle, single mother, female protagonist, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: connecticut, usa, new england, yale university
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
What About Brian (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Serial monogamist Brian O'Hara hits his mid-30s and suddenly realizes he's the last bachelor standing in his circle of friends. Not averse to the happily ever after his friends have achieved, Brian wonders whether he'll ever find Mrs. ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: dating, friendship, pregnancy, lawyer, marriage, unlikely couple, young lovers, bachelor, suburbs, couple relations, romance, looking for love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
All My Children (1970)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: All My Children is an American television soap opera that aired on ABC for 41 years, from January 5, 1970 to September 23, 2011, and on The Online Network since April 29, 2013 via Hulu, Hulu Plus, and iTunes. Created by Agnes Nixon, All My Children ...
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, emotional
Plot: betrayal, intrigue, couple relations, infidelity, love triangle, dishonesty, couples, crumbling marriage, drug abuse, family life, rivalry, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 70s, 80s ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 7.5
 73K
The O.C. (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: The series centers on Ryan Atwood, a troubled youth from a broken home who is adopted by the wealthy and philanthropic Sandy and Kirsten Cohen. Ryan and his surrogate brother Seth, a socially awkward yet quick-witted teenager, deal with life as ...
Style: serious, witty, touching, realistic, intellectual
Audience: teen drama, teens
Plot: troubled teen, jealousy, teenage love, classmates, first sex, dating, best friends, social differences, family relations, first love, lifestyle, parents and children ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
Single Ladies (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sexy
Audience: girls' night
Plot: romance, sex, friendship, best friends, black woman, dating, love and romance, couples, friends, couple relations, looking for love, singleness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: georgia, usa, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%