Movies and TV shows like Desperate Housewives

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Desperate Housewives (2004)
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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, sexy, twists and turns, sexual, humorous, stylized, cynical, biting, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: housewife, suburban life, neighbor, female friendship, family life, social relations, investigation, friends, family relations, lifestyle, couple relations, infidelity, friendship, family problems, love and romance, couples, intrigue, best friends, love affair, family secret, marital problem, marriage, rivalry, divorce, 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, sexy and witty films and TV series with plots about friendship, friends, couples, family relations, couple relations, love and romance and lifestyle mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Desperate Housewives: Why Women Kill (2019), Devious Maids (2013), Mistresses (2013), Gilmore Girls (2000), 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
Duration: 50 min.
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, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: women, housewife, marriage, open marriage, crumbling marriage, male female relationship, female protagonist, family in crisis, strong female lead, society, adultery, older woman younger man relationship ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 2010s, 1940s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
 7.8
 24K
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, humorous, enigmatic, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: female friendship, secrets, maid, couple relations, murder, secret, female protagonist, deception, betrayal, love, latinx lead, latina ...
Place: beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
97%
 7.0
 14K
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, teens
Plot: mistress, casual sex, infidelity, female friendship, best friends, love affair, family relations, lifestyle, female protagonist, extramarital affair, couple relations, relationship problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 8.2
 121K
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, realistic, talky, witty, humorous ...
Audience: teens, family outing, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: small town, mother daughter relationship, small town life, female protagonist, first love, student, single mother, boyfriend, social relations, teenager, lifestyle, looking for love ...
Time: 21st century, 2000s, contemporary
Place: yale university, connecticut, usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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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: sexual, erotic, sitcom, sentimental, stylized ...
Audience: chick flick, kids, girls' night
Plot: female friendship, sexual intercourse, looking for love, sex, couple relations, sexual attraction, best friends, looking for sex, hot and sexy, everyday life, city life, up and down relationship ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, 20th century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 8.5
 192K
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: disturbing, surprise ending, twists and turns, enigmatic, slasher ...
Audience: chick flick, kids
Plot: domestic violence, murder mystery, female friendship, housewife, family life, murder, marriage, crumbling marriage, mother daughter relationship, female protagonist, infidelity, intrigue ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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, girls' night, family outing, teen drama
Plot: high school, high school life, blackmail, lesbian, threat, gossip and rumors, haunted by the past, best friends, teenage life, friendship, friends, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, career woman, family life, ambition, workplace intrigue, thirtysomething life, best friends, workplace, city life, couples, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: sentimental, semi serious, humorous, realistic, captivating
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love and romance, starting over, looking for love, family relations, friendship, marriage, couple relations, parents and children, couples, family problems, relationships, male female relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 12K
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: serious, realistic, sexy, captivating, sexual
Plot: love affair, manipulation, infidelity, couple relations, betrayal, rivalry, advertising, neighbor, friends, intrigue, self fulfillment, blind ambition ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, beverly hills, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.0
 44K
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: sexy, sitcom, light, sexual, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: neighbor, looking for love, small town life, supportive friend, middle aged, wine, friendship, lifestyle, love and romance, parents and children, singleness, divorce ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 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: semi serious, cynical, humorous, funny, realistic
Plot: infidelity, murder, raccoon, lifestyle, family problems, life turned upside down, dishonesty, society, crumbling marriage, couples, under the surface, dark humor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.5
 6K
Valeria (2020)
Genre: Adventure, 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, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: extramarital affair, infidelity, sex, friendship, marital crisis, best friends, lovers, sexually dissatisfied wife, writers, doubt, bigger dreams, creative block ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.4
 172K
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: romantic, witty, talky, stylized, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, teen drama
Plot: high school, popularity, gossip and rumors, teenage love, high school life, friends, youth, love triangle, lifestyle, adolescence, betrayal, school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.7
 51K
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: funny, ironic, feel good, humorous, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: housewife, female friendship, money laundering, family relations, criminal, female protagonist, crimes, convenience store robbery, love hate relationship, husband wife relationship, cons and scams, crime gone awry ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.3
 8K
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, military, marital problem, social relations, love and romance, lifestyle, soldier, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.8
 119K
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: teens, chick flick
Plot: high society, pretense, hidden identity, strong female character, vengeance, rivalry, scheme, haunted by the past, crimes, mysterious character, enemy, millionaire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 8.9
 964K
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: sitcom, feel good, humorous, witty, not serious ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, family outing
Plot: friendship, best friends, looking for love, everyday life, group of friends, love and romance, friends, couple relations, family relations, roommate, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, best friend ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, 20th century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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: semi serious, humorous, witty, sexy, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, infidelity, midlife crisis, love affair, family problems, lifestyle, crumbling marriage, unlikely couple, life is a bitch, dark humor, artists and showbiz, adultery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: light, witty, romantic, sexy, erotic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens, date night
Plot: fashion, love and romance, city life, friends, lifestyle, sexual relations, friendship, couple relations, wedding dress, family relations, couples, best friends ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, 21st century
Place: new york, los angeles, new jersey, manhattan new york city, malibu california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
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: captivating, humorous, sexy, entertaining, light ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: romance, friendship, fashion, looking for love, couple relations, lifestyle, love triangle, society, social differences, dating, black cast, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, georgia, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: realistic, touching, semi serious, humorous, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: doctor, hospital, treatment, surgery, parenthood, medical, friendship, psychiatrist, romance, workplace, workplace romance, doctors and patients ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles, santa monica california
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
 7.9
 110K
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: cynical, humorous, witty, realistic, erotic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dysfunctional family, drug dealing, marijuana, drug dealer, single mother, stoners, family life, suburbs, single parent, eccentric family, smuggling, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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: touching, semi serious, realistic, sexy, witty ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love and romance, couple relations, dishonesty, lifestyle, friendship, love affair, couples, unfulfillment, family problems, family relations, social relations, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
13%
I Think I Love My Wife (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, India
Duration: 90 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: funny, humorous, sexy, talky, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: marriage, infidelity, love triangle, marital problem, midlife crisis, family relations, family life, love affair, romance, human nature, couple relations, moral dilemma ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: sitcom, light, feel good, humorous, sexy ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: friends, friendship, looking for love, singleness, group of friends, roommate, womanizer, couple relations, dating, couples, career, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, 2030s, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.7
 56K
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, erotic ...
Plot: womanizer, plastic surgery, friendship, nudity (full frontal - brief), doctor, family problems, surgical operation, family relations, physical appearance, jealousy, surgery, partnership ...
Time: 21st century, 2000s, 2010s, contemporary
Place: miami, california, usa, los angeles, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
 7.4
 2K
Love Bites (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Love Bites is an American television series originally planned for the 2010–11 television season on the NBC network that eventually aired as a summer replacement series. It premiered in its regular Thursday night time slot at 10:00 pm Eastern/9:00 ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, talky, humorous, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sexual exploration, lifestyle, sexuality, sexual activity, couple relations, looking for love, casual sex, love and romance, twentysomething life, singleness, romance, female protagonist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.7
 79K
One Tree Hill (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: high school life, teenage life, high school, friendship, couple relations, teenage love, girlfriend, friends, basketball, high school sweetheart, family relations, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
11%
 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, realistic, not serious, witty, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love and romance, friendship, rage, marital problem, friends, couples, couple relations, relationship problems, romance, society, newlyweds, battle of the sexes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%