Movies and TV shows like Desperate Housewives

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Desperate Housewives (2004)
 7.5
 106K
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, sexy, dark humor, cynical, stylized, twists and turns, realistic, biting ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: housewife, secret, suburban life, couple relations, neighbor, family relations, social relations, infidelity, friendship, investigation, lifestyle, family secret, female friendship, divorce, love affair, love and romance, family problems, couples, marriage, best friends, family life, suicide, blackmail, dishonesty, intrigue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
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 serious films and TV series with plots about couples, couple relations, friends, friendship, family relations, love and romance and lifestyle mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Desperate Housewives: Devious Maids (2013), Mistresses (2013), Sex and the City (1998), Big Little Lies (2017), Pretty Little Liars (2010). 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: captivating, humorous, exciting, enigmatic, entertaining
Plot: secret, female friendship, maid, female protagonist, couple relations, murder, love, deception, latinx lead, secrets, betrayal, adultery ...
Place: beverly hills
⇓ 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, realistic, sexy, melancholic, tense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mistress, infidelity, extramarital affair, love affair, best friends, family relations, couple relations, cheating, casual sex, single parent, lifestyle, relationship problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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, sentimental, witty, stylized, talky ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: sex, looking for love, female friendship, couple relations, looking for sex, sexual relations, best friends, sexuality, hot and sexy, love and romance, everyday life, city life ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 90s, 2000s ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 8.6
 120K
Big Little Lies (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, secret, family life, marriage, intrigue, parent child relationship, housewife, adultery, murder mystery, murder, mother ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
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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, twists and turns, serious, realistic
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama, family outing
Plot: secret, friendship, blackmail, high school, best friends, threat, youth, haunted by the past, disappearance, family, gossip and rumors, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.3
 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: emotional, serious, realistic, touching
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family life, military base, feminism, couples, military life, family relations, couple relations, social relations, soldier, best friends, infidelity, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, realistic, humorous, semi serious
Plot: friends, rivalry, friendship, ambition, family life, workplace situations, city life, workplace intrigue, couples, workplace, best friends, thirtysomething life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 7.0
 39K
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: neighbor, looking for love, small town life, divorce, wine, parents and children, lifestyle, supportive friend, middle aged, neighbor neighbor relationship, ex husband ex wife relationship, sitcom ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Movie in collections
 7.4
 138K
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, romantic, talky, stylized, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama, date night
Plot: teenage love, betrayal, popularity, friends, love triangle, party, gossip and rumors, high school, youth, school, love and romance, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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: offbeat, touching, sexual, sexy, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friends, friendship, love affair, family problems, dishonesty, suburbs, couples, unsupportive friend, jealous spouse, love and romance, unfulfillment, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.0
 644
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: realistic, dark humor, clever, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, dysfunctional family, midlife crisis, unfulfillment, unlikely couple, writer's life, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage, couple relations, suburban life, artists and showbiz, sexual relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.7
 23K
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, cynical, semi serious, dark humor, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: addiction, nurse, hospital, doctors and patients, workplace situations, friendship, staff, drug abuse, against the rules, conflict, drugs/alcohol, suffering ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.3
 162K
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, witty, humorous, dark humor, cynical ...
Plot: womanizer, lust, sexual relations, writer's life, strong sexual content, lifestyle, addiction, sexual activity, drugs/alcohol, family life, family problems, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 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: realistic, stylized, disturbing, serious, witty ...
Plot: womanizer, physical appearance, family problems, friendship, therapy, clinic, doctor, ethics, doctors and patients, family relations, jealousy, marital problem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: miami, florida, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
12%
 8.9
 653K
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: humorous, feel good, witty, not serious, talky ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, teens
Plot: friendship, best friends, group of friends, sitcom, love and romance, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, family relations, everyday life, couple relations, friends, looking for love, roommate ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 21st century, 1990s, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
12%
 7.7
 66K
One Tree Hill (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Set in the fictional small town of Tree Hill, North Carolina, this teen-driven drama tells the story of two half brothers, who share a last name and nothing else. Brooding, blue-collar Lucas is a talented street-side basketball player, but his ...
Style: sincere, touching, captivating, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage life, couple relations, high school, friendship, high school life, rivalry, teenage love, basketball, athlete's life, ambitious, rivals, team ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
12%
 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, sexual relations, parents and children, sitcom, friends, family relations, battle of the sexes, best friends, couples, family life, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Days of Our Lives (1965)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Horton and Brady broods endure the romantic trials of life in Salem, a Midwestern hamlet filled with evil geniuses, star-crossed lovers and a rich family history.
Style: realistic, sentimental, serious, emotional
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, family relations, loss of daughter, betrayal, family problems, siblings relations, couple relations, power relations, intrigue, presumed dead, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 80s, 90s, contemporary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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Tyler Perry's If Loving You Is Wrong (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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: realistic, humorous, semi serious, sentimental
Audience: girls' night
Plot: singleness, hopes, couple relations, parents and children, starting over, friends, family relations, love and romance, support group, friendship, looking for love, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
According to Jim (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: According to Jim is an American sitcom television series starring Jim Belushi in the title role as a suburban father of three children. It originally ran on ABC from October 1, 2001 to June 2, 2009.
Style: feel good, realistic, humorous, not serious, situational comedy
Audience: family outing
Plot: sitcom, family relations, couple relations, parents and children, lifestyle, buddies, family life, family values, housewife, father daughter relationship, father son relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
One Life to Live (1968)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: One Life to Live is an American soap opera broadcast on television for more than 43 years on the ABC network, from July 15, 1968, to January 13, 2012, and on the internet as a web series on Hulu and iTunes via The Online Network since April 29, ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, serious, sincere, exciting
Plot: friendship, family problems, family life, love and romance, couple relations, parents and children, family feud, family relations, infidelity, borderline personality disorder, abortion, intrigue ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 70s, 90s, 80s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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, friendship, sex, fashion, love and romance, singleness, couple relations, best friends, looking for love, couples, mogul, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: georgia, usa, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: dating, friendship, marriage, pregnancy, lawyer, engaged, couples, suburban life, couple relations, singleness, adolescence vs adulthood, unlikely couple ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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I Think I Love My Wife (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, India
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Richard Cooper is a married man and father of two who is just plain bored with married life. Not getting any sex from his wife, he resorts to ogling random women on the street to the point he takes lunch late to look at them. When old crush Nikki ...
Style: witty, realistic, humorous, semi serious, funny ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, marriage, marital problem, midlife crisis, infidelity, romance, love affair, family life, family relations, couple relations, love and romance, sexual relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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: humorous, feel good, witty, sexual, not serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, looking for love, bar, singleness, sitcom, womanizer, couple relations, urban, lovers, dating, architect, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Cashmere Mafia (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Cashmere Mafia is an American television comedy-drama which ran on ABC from January 6, 2008 to February 20, 2008. The series was created by Kevin Wade, who also served as executive producer alongside Darren Star, Gail Katz, Jeff Rake and Michael ...
Style: humorous, realistic, sexy, semi serious, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: relationship vs career, friendship, lifestyle, love and romance, workplace, couple relations, city life, workplace situations, ambition, best friends, gender, feminism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 5.8
 10K
Melrose Place (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: serious, realistic, sexy, captivating, sexual
Plot: betrayal, rivalry, advertising, intrigue, love affair, friends, couple relations, neighbor, manipulations, love and romance, blind ambition, self fulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, beverly hills, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.5
 75K
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: touching, witty, serious, realistic, intellectual
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: troubled teen, dating, classmates, social differences, best friends, teenage love, family relations, first love, lifestyle, parents and children, lawyer, social relations ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
13%
 3.7
 958
Coupling (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Coupling is a 2003 American remake of the British television sitcom of the same title, which aired on NBC.
Style: sexy, sexual, humorous, semi serious, witty ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: couples, sexual relations, verbal byplay, couple relations, fall in love, looking for sex, romance, love and romance, infidelity, love triangle, looking for love, wooing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The Young and the Restless (1973)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The rivalries, romances, hopes and fears of the residents of the fictional Midwestern metropolis, Genoa City. The lives and loves of a wide variety of characters mingle through the generations, dominated by the Newman, Abbott, Baldwin and Winters ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, emotional, serious
Plot: family life, family problems, rivalry, intrigue, couple relations, infidelity, vengeance, family relations, power relations, uninhibited rivalry, rich and poor, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 70s, contemporary, 90s ...
Place: usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%