Movies and TV shows like Fawlty Towers

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Fawlty Towers (1975)
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Fawlty Towers (1975)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
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: humorous, feel good, witty, not serious, realistic
Plot: hotel, sitcom, chef, tourist, farce, waiter, misfit, couple relations, couples, family business, boss and employee, nothing goes right, disorder, workplace, goofy hero, obnoxious boss, workplace situations, hapless, owner, paranoia, guest, manic, mishap, cult, 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, not serious and witty films and TV series with plots about sitcom, british humour, disorder, workplace, workplace situations, nothing goes right and lifestyle mostly in Comedy and Family genres. Some movies like Fawlty Towers: Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em (1973), Chef! (1993), The Lucy Show (1962), Are You Being Served? (1972), Black Books (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em (1973)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
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: humorous, not serious, offbeat, realistic
Plot: sitcom, misfit, workplace, nothing goes right, couple relations, supportive spouse, unfulfillment, goofy hero, workplace situations, comedy of errors, family relations, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, europe
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Chef! (1993)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
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: realistic, cynical, witty, not serious, humorous
Plot: sitcom, workplace, chef, restaurant, hotshot, sidekick, lifestyle, french, african american, power relations, cooking and food, hapless ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
The Lucy Show (1962)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The Lucy Show is an American sitcom that aired on CBS from 1962–68. It was Lucille Ball's follow-up to I Love Lucy. A significant change in cast and premise for the 1965–66 season divides the program into two distinct eras; aside from Ball, ...
Style: feel good, not serious, humorous, witty, situational comedy ...
Plot: sitcom, workplace, workplace intrigue, couple relations, disorder, obnoxious boss, goofy hero, boss and employee, workplace situations, parents and children, battle of the sexes, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Are You Being Served? (1972)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 28 min.
Story: Classic comedy set in fading department store Grace Brothers.
Style: talky, witty, realistic, not serious, humorous
Plot: sitcom, store, sexism, farce, workplace, department store, salesman, workplace intrigue, workplace situations, boss and employee, gays and lesbians, shopping ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Black Books (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Black Books centres around the foul tempered and wildly eccentric bookshop owner Bernard Black. Bernard’s devotion to the twin pleasures of drunkenness and wilful antagonism deepens and enriches both his life and that of Manny, his assistant. ...
Style: surreal, humorous, witty, talky, realistic ...
Plot: sitcom, workplace situations, workplace problem, uptight character, best friends, workplace, store, odd couple, friendship, salesman, antisocial behavior, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 2000s
Place: england, europe, london
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Benidorm (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Set in the Solana all-inclusive Resort, Benidorm follows the antics of regulars and first-time holiday makers on their journeys abroad.
Style: realistic, not serious, humorous
Plot: tourist, holiday, sitcom, hotel, resort, guest, workplace, vacation, workplace situations, family relations, lifestyle, affair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Are You Being Served? Again! (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 26 min.
Story: Grace & Favour is a British sitcom sequel to the long-running series Are You Being Served? It aired on BBC1 for two series from 1992 to 1993 and marked the return of Are You Being Served? creators and writers Jeremy Lloyd and David Croft.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: sitcom, hotel, staff, partners, disorder, take over, countryside, family business, social relations, workplace, store, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Monty Python’s Flying Circus is a British sketch comedy series created by the comedy group Monty Python and broadcast by the BBC from 1969 to 1974. The shows were composed of surreality, risqué or innuendo-laden humour, sight gags and ...
Style: surreal, biting, witty, offbeat, humorous ...
Plot: stupidity, monty python, cross dressing, society, showbiz, accountant, rock, workplace, dimwit, chaos and mayhem, media satire, goofy hero ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Sketch-up (1984)
Genre: Comedy
Country: West Germany
Duration: 28 min.
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.
Style: humorous, not serious, witty, realistic
Plot: farce, disorder, couple relations, workplace situations, nothing goes right, goofy hero, joke, sitcom, male female relationship, prank, costume, sarcasm ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
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I'm Alan Partridge (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 29 min.
Story: I'm Alan Partridge is a BBC situation comedy starring Steve Coogan, of which two series of six episodes each were produced — the first in 1997 and the second in 2002. The series followed the titular Alan Partridge, a failed television ...
Style: not serious, humorous, clever, offbeat, witty ...
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Time: 90s, contemporary, 20th century, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 350 min.
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Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, feel good, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: misfit, goofy hero, nothing goes right, fish out of water, creativity, socially awkward, problem solving, comedy of errors, stupidity, eccentricity, immaturity, sitcom ...
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Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Comedy about an inept American placed in charge of sales at his company's London branch. He has no experience with British culture, knows nothing about sales, and has only one employee, Dave. Each episode begins with a scene of Margaret ...
Style: realistic, not serious, humorous
Plot: power relations, workplace problem, misfit, sitcom, office, deception, boss, culture clash, advertising, workplace, lifestyle change, coworker ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Socially inept Miranda always gets into awkward situations; working in her joke shop with best friend Stevie, being hounded by her pushy mother, and especially when she's around her crush Gary.
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, witty
Plot: sitcom, family relations, overbearing parent, thirtysomething life, unsupportive parent, living with parents, looking for love, couples, disorder, chef, comedian, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: James Hacker MP the Government's bumbling minister for Administrative Affairs is propelled along the corridors of power to the very pinnacle of politics - No. 10. Could this have possibly have been managed by his trusted Permanent Private ...
Style: not serious, humorous, clever, talky, cynical ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
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Style: not serious, humorous, realistic
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Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
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Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Benny Hill Show (1969)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 51 min.
Story: The Benny Hill Show is a British comedy television show that starred Benny Hill and aired in various incarnations between 15 January 1955 and 30 May 1991 in over 140 countries. The show focused on sketches that were full of slapstick, mime, parody, ...
Style: humorous, not serious, witty, realistic, offbeat ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Keeping Up Appearances (1990)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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 ...
Style: realistic, witty, clever, not serious, humorous
Plot: sitcom, snob, family relations, ambition, parents and children, siblings relations, blind ambition, couple relations, rich and poor, social climbing, power relations, low lives ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Yes Minister (1980)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
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Style: humorous, semi serious, clever, biting, realistic ...
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Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Worst Week of My Life (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 29 min.
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: feel good, touching, witty, humorous, not serious ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Cuckoo is every parent's worst nightmare - a slacker full of outlandish, New Age ideas. Ken is the over-protective father of a girl who's impulsively married an American hippie on her gap year.
Style: realistic, humorous, not serious
Plot: sitcom, hippie, family disapproval, in-laws, family relations, meet the parents, misfit, culture clash, newlyweds, slacker, disorder, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Fast Show (1994)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The Fast Show is a multi BAFTA award winning sketch comedy show written and produced by Paul Whitehouse and Charlie Higson.
Style: realistic, humorous, not serious, cynical, witty ...
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england
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35%
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The IT Crowd (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
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: clever, witty, offbeat, realistic, not serious ...
Plot: geek, office, sitcom, misfit, computer genius, boss and employee, workplace, computer, nerd, hi-tech, workplace situations, computers and web ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Spy is a British comedy series created and written by Simeon Goulden. The first series aired on 14 October 2011 on Sky1 in the UK, as well as on the online video service Hulu in the United States. A second series began airing on 19 October 2012, ...
Style: witty, humorous, realistic, light, captivating ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
British Men Behaving Badly (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Men Behaving Badly is a British sitcom that was created and written by Simon Nye. It follows the lives of Gary Strang and his flatmates, Dermot Povey and Tony Smart. It was first broadcast on ITV in 1992. A total of six series were made along with a ...
Style: talky, not serious, humorous, realistic, witty ...
Plot: sitcom, friendship, lifestyle, loser, slacker, roommate, misfit partners, singleness, social awkwardness, irresponsible, friends, self involved ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin (1976)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
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: realistic, cynical, semi serious, humorous, surreal
Plot: sitcom, midlife crisis, workplace, faked death, dishonesty, disorder, suburbs, hopes, unfulfillment, hidden identity, dull life, disgruntled ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Trollied (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 26 min.
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: not serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: sitcom, supermarket, workplace, workplace situations, store, petty job, supportive coworker, employment, job, employer employee relationship, workplace humor, british humour
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Green Green Grass (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
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, realistic, humorous, not serious
Plot: farm, sitcom, farmer, lifestyle, starting over, social differences, fish out of water, power relations, family relations, society, countryside, boss and employee ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
You Rang, M'Lord? (1988)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: You Rang M'Lord? is a British comedy series written by Jimmy Perry and David Croft, the creators of Dad's Army, It Ain't Half Hot Mum and Hi-de-Hi! It was broadcast between 1990 and 1993 on the BBC. The show was a comedy set in the ...
Style: witty, not serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: sitcom, farce, servant, master and servant, dishonesty, eccentric family, power relations, favoritism among siblings, family relations, disorder, family feud, family life ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Good Neighbors (1975)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 28 min.
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: realistic, offbeat, witty, semi serious, humorous
Plot: sitcom, farm, conservative, housewife, social misfits, suburban life, changing lives, unconventional method, lifestyle, society, couple relations, couples ...
Time: 70s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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