Movies and TV shows like Fawlty Towers

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Fawlty Towers (1975)
 8.7
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Fawlty Towers (1975)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Fawlty Towers is a British sitcom produced by BBC Television that was first broadcast on BBC2 in 1975 and 1979. Twelve episodes were made. The show was written by John Cleese and his then wife Connie Booth, both of whom also starred in the show. The series is set in Fawlty Towers, a fictional hotel in the seaside town of Torquay, on the "English Riviera". The plots centre around tense, rude and put-upon owner Basil Fawlty, his bossy wife Sybil, a comparatively normal chambermaid Polly, and hapless Spanish waiter Manuel and their attempts to run the hotel amidst farcical situations and an array of demanding and eccentric guests. In a list drawn up by the British Film Institute in 2000, voted by industry professionals, Fawlty Towers was named the best British television series of all time.
Style: sitcom, feel good, witty, not serious, humorous, realistic, neurotic
Plot: waiter, chef, hotel, tourist, couples, farce, married couple, misfit, couple relations, family business, boss and employee, disorder, nothing goes right, workplace, obnoxious boss, owner, goofy hero, workplace situations, hapless, paranoia, guest, manic, cult, mishap, sidekick ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, sitcom and not serious films and TV series with plots about british humour, disorder, workplace situations, workplace, nothing goes right, power relations and farce mostly in Comedy, Family and Crime genres. Some movies like Fawlty Towers: Mr. Bean (1990), Black Books (2000), Keeping Up Appearances (1990), The IT Crowd (2006), Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em (1973). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Mr. Bean (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
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Story: Mr Bean turns simple everyday tasks into chaotic situations and will leave you in stitches as he creates havoc wherever he goes.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, sitcom, feel good ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: london, england, europe
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Black Books (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
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Style: surreal, witty, humorous, sitcom, not serious ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 2000s
Place: england, london, europe
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Keeping Up Appearances (1990)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Keeping Up Appearances is a British sitcom created and written by Roy Clarke for the BBC. Centred on the life of eccentric, social-climbing snob Hyacinth Bucket, the sitcom follows her obsessive and determined attempts to impress in middle class ...
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The IT Crowd (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: UK Comedy series about two I.T. nerds and their clueless female manager, who work in the basement of a very successful company. When they are called on for help, they are never treated with any respect at all.
Style: sitcom, witty, humorous, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: computer genius, geek, office, misfit, boss and employee, workplace situations, workplace, nerd, lifestyle, teamwork, rivalry, verbal byplay ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
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Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em (1973)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em is a BBC situation comedy, written by Raymond Allen and starring Michael Crawford and Michele Dotrice. It was first broadcast in 1973 and ran for three series, ending in 1978. The series follows the accident-prone ...
Style: sitcom, not serious, realistic, humorous, melancholic ...
Plot: workplace, nothing goes right, goofy hero, job seeking, farce, couples, family relations, disorder, comedy of errors, workplace situations, couple relations, misfit ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, europe
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Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Rising Damp is a British sitcom produced by Yorkshire Television for ITV. ITV originally broadcast the programme from 1974 through 1978. It was adapted for television by Eric Chappell from his well-received 1971 stage play The Banana Box The series ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, not serious, realistic, witty
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The Thin Blue Line (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The Thin Blue Line is a British sitcom starring Rowan Atkinson set in a police station that ran for two series on the BBC from 1995 to 1996. It was written by Ben Elton.
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Audience: teens
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Chef! (1993)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Chef! is a British situation comedy starring Lenny Henry that aired as twenty episodes over three series from 1993 to 1996 on the BBC. The show was created and primarily written by Peter Tilbury based on an idea from Lenny Henry and produced for the ...
Style: sitcom, cynical, realistic, not serious, witty ...
Plot: workplace, restaurant, chef, cooking, temperamental, staff, cooking and food, african american, patronizing, french, power relations, obnoxious boss ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Benny Hill Show (1969)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 51 min.
TV show
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Duration: 25 min.
TV show
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Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
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Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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Style: sitcom, humorous, not serious, light, feel good ...
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Are You Being Served? (1972)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 28 min.
TV show
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Genre: Comedy
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Duration: 30 min.
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Genre: Comedy
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TV show
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Style: sitcom, humorous, captivating, light, feel good ...
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Place: england, europe, northern england
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Sketch-up (1984)
Genre: Comedy
Country: West Germany
Duration: 28 min.
TV show
Story: A comedy series, in which Beatrice Richter and Dieter Krebs play several sketches in every episode. In Later Seasons Richter was replaced by Iris Berben.
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House of Fools (2014)
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TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Are You Being Served? Again! (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 26 min.
TV show
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The Worst Week of My Life (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 29 min.
TV show
Story: The Worst Week of My Life is a British comedy television series, first broadcast on BBC One between March and April 2004. A second series was aired between November and December 2005 and a three-part Christmas special, The Worst Christmas of My Life ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, witty, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: date night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Twenty Twelve (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Twenty Twelve is a BBC television comedy series written and directed by John Morton. Starring Hugh Bonneville, Jessica Hynes and Amelia Bullmore, the programme is a spoof on-location documentary following the organisation of the 2012 Summer Olympics ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, semi serious, realistic, talky
Plot: satire, workplace situations, power relations, disorder, nothing goes right, boss and employee, secretary, team, olympics, british humour, boss, loner ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
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W1A (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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Style: sitcom, humorous, semi serious, light, feel good ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Good Neighbors (1975)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 28 min.
TV show
Story: The Good Life is a British sitcom produced by the BBC that ran from 1975 to 1978. It was written by Bob Larbey and John Esmonde. In 2004, it came 9th in Britain's Best Sitcom. In the United States, it aired on various PBS stations under the ...
Style: sitcom, witty, offbeat, humorous, semi serious ...
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Time: 70s
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Saxondale (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Steve Coogan plays Tommy Saxondale: an ex-roadie with anger management issues and a pest-control business. Tommy is a little arrogant, a little egotistical and feels the world owes him more respect than it typically shows him. He has an assistant ...
Style: sitcom, witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: suburbs, midlife crisis, workplace, unsuccessful, dull life, self involved, workplace situations, middle class, ex husband ex wife relationship, british humour, unfulfillment, wannabe ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin (1976)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Disillusioned after a long career at Sunshine Desserts, Perrin goes through a mid-life crisis and fakes his own death. Returning in disguise after various attempts at finding a 'new life', he gets his old job back and finds nothing has ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, semi serious, realistic, cynical ...
Plot: midlife crisis, faked death, workplace, suburbs, satire, disgruntled, disorder, dull life, power relations, unfulfillment, hopes, starting over ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Fast Show (1994)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The Fast Show is a multi BAFTA award winning sketch comedy show written and produced by Paul Whitehouse and Charlie Higson.
Style: witty, humorous, cynical, realistic, not serious ...
Plot: disorder, misfit, nothing goes right, silly humor, actress playing multiple roles, comedian, joke, british tv, british, british humour
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england
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29%
10 Items or Less (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: 10 Items or Less is a partly scripted, partly improvised American comedy series created by Nancy Hower, Robert Hickey and John Lehr. It starred Lehr as a less-than-successful businessman who returned home to run Greens & Grains, the family-owned ...
Style: humorous, sitcom, light, feel good, captivating ...
Plot: store, workplace, boss and employee, small town, misfit, friends, clerk, friendship, rivalry, silly humor, farce, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Trollied (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 26 min.
TV show
Story: Set in Valco, a fictional budget supermarket in the north west of England, Trollied finds the funny in one of our most familiar surroundings and focuses on the types of characters we all recognise: bored checkout staff, ineffectual managers and a ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, not serious, realistic
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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The Green Green Grass (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Green Green Grass is a new comedy series and is a spin-off from Only Fools And Horses. It features the characters of Boycie and Marlene and introduces their son, Tyler, now 15 years old. Since we last met them, Boycie's second-hand car empire ...
Style: witty, humorous, not serious, sitcom, realistic
Plot: farm, fish out of water, lifestyle, eccentric family, social differences, society, starting over, boss and employee, disorder, obnoxious boss, countryside, english countryside ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
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28%