Movies and TV shows like Moonlighting

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Moonlighting (1985)
 7.6
 16K
Moonlighting (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Moonlighting is an American television series that aired on ABC from March 3, 1985, to May 14, 1989. The network aired a total of 66 episodes. Starring Bruce Willis and Cybill Shepherd as private detectives, the show was a mixture of drama, comedy, and romance, and was considered to be one of the first successful and influential examples of comedy-drama, or "dramedy", emerging as a distinct television genre. The show's theme song was performed by jazz singer Al Jarreau and became a hit. The show is also credited with making Willis a star, while providing Shepherd with a critical success after a string of lackluster projects. In 1997, the episode "The Dream Sequence Always Rings Twice" was ranked #34 on TV Guide's 100 Greatest Episodes of All Time. In 2007, the series was listed as one of Time magazine's "100 Best TV Shows of All-Time." The relationship between David and Maddie was included in TV Guide's list of the best TV couples of all time.
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, talky, witty, humorous, stylized, sentimental
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: private detective, workplace romance, unlikely couple, opposites attract, screwball, detective agency, mystery, partners, verbal byplay, unlikely partners, romance, crimes, workplace situations, jazz, snobbism, model, sexual tension, secretary, yuppie, workplace, misfit partners, partners against crime, reluctant partners, couple relations, love and romance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, los angeles

Most similar movies to Moonlighting

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 love and romance, romance, couples, couple relations, workplace, unlikely couple and workplace situations mostly in Comedy, Romance and Drama genres. Some movies like Moonlighting: Castle (2009), Remington Steele (1982), Boomerang (1992), Love at Large (1990), Picture Perfect (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.2
 132K
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, murder, who done it, police detective, murder investigation, writer's life, partners, crimes, female detective, riddles and clues, resourceful ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Remington Steele (1982)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Remington Steele is an American television series co-created by Robert Butler and Michael Gleason. The series, starring Stephanie Zimbalist and Pierce Brosnan, was produced by MTM Enterprises and first broadcast on the NBC network from 1982 to 1987. ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, stylized, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, private investigator, mystery, verbal byplay, adventure, sexism, detective agency, dishonesty, partners, workplace, hidden identity ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.5
 23K
Boomerang (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Marcus is a successful advertising executive who woos and beds women almost at will. After a company merger he finds that his new boss, the ravishing Jacqueline, is treating him in exactly the same way. Completely traumatised by this, his work goes ...
Style: talky, semi serious, humorous, witty, realistic ...
Audience: date night, boys' night, chick flick
Plot: womanizer, battle of the sexes, romance, buddies, ladykiller, casanova, success, switching roles, boss and employee, looking for love, couples, workplace ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Shakespeare & Hathaway - Private Investigators (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Frank Hathaway, a hardboiled private investigator, and his rookie sidekick Lu Shakespeare form the unlikeliest of partnerships as they investigate the secrets of rural Warwickshire's residents.
Style: captivating, witty, semi serious, feel good, ironic
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: private investigator, mystery, female detective, investigation, partners, eccentricity, unconventional method, adventure
Time: 21st century
Place: britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Love at Large (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Vampish miss Dolan hires hardboiled P.I. Harry Dobbs to tail her shady boyfriend. Harry realizes that the man leads a double life but then his client disappears. Harry teams up with his own tail, P.I. Stella Wynkowski, to clear things up.
Style: semi serious, humorous, witty, realistic
Plot: private detective, nightclub, mistaken identity, amateur detective, femme fatale, jealousy, hidden identity, mystery, romance, investigation, manipulations, infidelity ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Picture Perfect (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young advertising executive's life becomes increasingly complicated when, in order to impress her boss, she pretends to be engaged to a man she has just met.
Style: talky, feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, workplace romance, career woman, love triangle, unlikely couple, nothing goes right, wedding, fall in love, dishonesty, workplace, manipulations, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
They All Laughed (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A mad cap private-eye caper about a team of detectives who are following, and are being followed by, a group of beautiful women.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: private detective, couple relations, romance, dangerous attraction, infidelity, workplace situations, crimes, dishonesty, love and romance, couples, femme fatale, unlikely couple ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.6
 1K
Miss Match (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Miss Match is a 2003 American television series created by Jeff Rake and Darren Star and produced by Twentieth Century Fox, Darren Star Productions and Imagine Entertainment. It aired in the U.S. on NBC, Australia on Network Seven, Arena and FOX8, ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: matchmaking, best friends, romance, looking for love, lawyer, workplace situations, love and romance, couples, workplace, battle of the sexes, parents and children, workplace romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Movie in collections
 6.7
 269K
The Proposal (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When she learns she's in danger of losing her visa status and being deported, overbearing book editor Margaret Tate forces her put-upon assistant, Andrew Paxton, to marry her.
Style: romantic, feel good, humorous, witty, sexy ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: boss and employee, unlikely couple, workplace romance, opposites attract, love and romance, initially antagonists, obnoxious boss, couple relations, eccentric family, power relations, proposal, love story ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: alaska, usa, canada, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.9
 129K
Bones (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 40 min.
Story: Dr. Temperance Brennan and her colleagues at the Jeffersonian's Medico-Legal Lab assist Special Agent Seeley Booth with murder investigations when the remains are so badly decomposed, burned or destroyed that the standard identification ...
Style: witty, intellectual, suspenseful, semi serious, realistic
Plot: police investigation, partners against crime, fbi, forensics, riddles and clues, crimes, teamwork, search, victim, policewoman, killings, expert ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 7.2
 11K
Selfie (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: After being the subject of an embarrassing viral video, a self-involved 20-something enlists the help of a marketing expert to revamp her image in the real world.
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, light, situational comedy ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: opposites attract, sitcom, workplace romance, marketing, social media, teaching the ways of the world, power relations, culture clash, hopes, romance, social differences, workplace situations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
William and Mary (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 48 min.
Story: William and Mary is an ITV romantic comedy drama set in London, England, starring Martin Clunes as William Shawcross, an undertaker, and Julie Graham as Mary Gilcrest, a midwife. Its title refers to its two principal characters and is a cultural ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: unlikely couple, young lovers, romance, battle of the sexes, opposites attract, couple relations, fall in love, looking for love, singleness, unfulfilled love, workplace romance, twentysomething life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.8
 47K
Working Girl (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Witty, romantic look at life in the corporate jungle. Tess McGill is an ambitious secretary with a unique approach for climbing the ladder to success. When her classy, but villainous boss breaks a leg skiing, Tess takes over her office, her ...
Style: talky, clever, feel good, humorous, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick, date night
Plot: love and romance, rise to the top, cinderella story, business, workplace romance, workplace, female protagonist, determination, love triangle, hopes, romance, couples ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Simon & Simon (1981)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Simon & Simon is an American detective television series that originally ran from November 24, 1981 to January 21, 1989. The series was broadcast on CBS and starred Gerald McRaney and Jameson Parker as two brothers who run a private detective ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: private detective, crime, reluctant partners, mystery, sibling relationship, private investigator, detective agency, siblings relations, crimes, partners, family relations, workplace ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california, usa, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.3
 19K
My Sassy Girl (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A guy (Jesse Bradford) has his life planned out, until he is wooed, groomed and then dumped by an elusive woman (Elisha Cuthbert).
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, light ...
Audience: date night
Plot: unlikely couple, opposites attract, romance, couple relations, fall in love, love and romance, young lovers, small town life, lifestyle, chance meeting, small town, workplace romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.5
 87
Buddy Faro (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Buddy Faro was the best private detective in the business, until he disappeared in 1978 after a case went bad. Twenty years later, he's brought back to Los Angeles by private detective Bob Jones and they reopen Buddy Faro Investigations.
Style: semi serious, humorous, suspenseful, realistic, clever ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, partners, crime, mystery, private investigator, detective agency, crimes, buddies, fish out of water, misfit, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.7
 5K
A to Z (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 24 min.
Story: The story follows the lives of Andrew, an employee at an internet dating site who dreams of meeting the girl of his dreams, and Zelda, a no-nonsense lawyer who was raised by a hippie mother and carries a rebellious streak. By an accidental chance of ...
Style: humorous, realistic, light, entertaining, situational comedy ...
Audience: date night
Plot: unlikely couple, opposites attract, couple relations, dating, love and romance, urban, looking for love, unfulfillment, destiny, twentysomething life, hopes, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
When Harry Met Sally... (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: During their travels from Chicago to New York, Harry and Sally Will debate whether or not sex ruins a perfect relationship between a man and a woman. Eleven years later, and they're still no closer to finding the answer.
Style: sentimental, feel good, sincere, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, love and romance, unlikely couple, looking for love, romance, friends, male female friendship, platonic, up and down relationship, opposites attract, falling in love, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1977, year 1987, year 1982
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Movie in collections
 6.3
 26K
Dharma & Greg (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Dharma & Greg is an American television sitcom that aired from September 24, 1997, to April 30, 2002. It stars Jenna Elfman and Thomas Gibson as Dharma and Greg Montgomery, a couple who got married on their first date despite being complete ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, witty
Plot: sitcom, marriage, hippie, conservative, opposites attract, couple relations, romance, family life, love and romance, couples, family relations, unlikely couple ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 2000s
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
He Said, She Said (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Womanising, right-wing Dan Hanson and quiet, liberal Lorie Bryer work for the Baltimore Sun. Rivals for the job of new writer of a vacant column, the paper ends up instead printing their very different opinions alongside each other, which leads to a ...
Style: clever, talky, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: journalism, battle of the sexes, romance, unlikely couple, urban, couple relations, workplace romance, love and romance, media, couples, workplace, columnist ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Further Tales of the City (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: This sequel to More Tales of the City finds Mary Ann (Laura Linney) struggling to advance in her new career on television, while Michael (Paul Hopkins) is playing the field after his break-up with Jon (Billy Campbell). After her divorce, Prue (Mary ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, sexual, realistic, witty ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: aids, gay, lesbian, anti conformity, opposites attract, couple relations, romance, lgbt, looking for love, midlife crisis, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Signed, Sealed, Delivered (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: A group of postal detectives work to solve the mysteries behind undeliverable letters and packages from the past, delivering them when they are needed most.
Style: semi serious, sentimental, realistic, feel good, sincere
Plot: amateur detective, workplace situations, good deed, righting the wronged, hopes, workplace, investigation, uncover truth, riddles and clues, crimes, delivery, changing lives ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.7
 30K
Love (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Rebellious Mickey and good-natured Gus navigate the thrills and agonies of modern relationships.
Style: talky, not serious, humorous, witty, realistic ...
Plot: couple relations, couples, hollywood, love, romance, twentysomething life, love and romance
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Movie in collections
 5.3
 11K
I Love Trouble (1994)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Rival Chicago reporters Sabrina Peterson (Roberts) and Peter Brackett (Nolte) reluctantly join forces to uncover a train wreck conspiracy and bite off more than they can chew while pursuing the story and bickering along the way - and falling in ...
Style: feel good, witty, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: journalism, reporter, romance, opposites attract, whistleblower, fall in love, media, love and romance, unlikely couple, uncover truth, train, destiny ...
Time: 90s, 1930s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.9
 42K
Cheers (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Cheers is an American sitcom television series that ran for 11 seasons from 1982 to 1993. It was produced by Charles/Burrows/Charles Productions in association with Paramount Network Television for NBC and created by the team of James Burrows, Glen ...
Style: talky, feel good, not serious, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: sitcom, bar, womanizer, psychiatrist, accountant, coach, buddies, couple relations, workplace romance, love and romance, couples, workplace ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Confessions of a Sociopathic Social Climber (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Social satire based on the best-seller by Adele Lang humorously chronicles the life of Katya Livingston, a self-centered, obnoxious and conceited 28-year-old ad sales exec who won't let anything or anyone stand in her way in getting to the top ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, sentimental
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: socialite, dream, party, unlikely couple, blind ambition, rise to the top, love, looking for love, boss and employee, couple relations, romance, workplace situations ...
Time: 20s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ 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: feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: dating, friendship, pregnancy, lawyer, marriage, unlikely couple, bachelor, suburbs, couple relations, romance, looking for love, singleness ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
The Story of Us (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ben and Katie Jordan are a married couple who go through hard times in fifteen years of marriage.
Style: sentimental, realistic, semi serious, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: romance, couple relations, relationships, love, happy ending, women, infidelity, family drama, divorce, crumbling marriage, introspection, therapist ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.6
 1K
Hotel (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Hotel is an American prime time drama series which aired on ABC from September 21, 1983 to May 5, 1988 in the timeslot following Dynasty. Based on Arthur Hailey's 1965 novel of the same name, the series was produced by Aaron Spelling and set ...
Style: semi serious, sentimental, feel good, realistic, humorous
Plot: hotel, workplace, boss and employee, romance, love affair, workplace situations, fall in love, love and romance, newlyweds
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 8.0
 58K
Monk (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 47 min.
Story: Adrian Monk was once a rising star with the San Francisco Police Department, legendary for using unconventional means to solve the department's most baffling cases. But after the tragic (and still unsolved) murder of his wife Trudy, he ...
Style: humorous, offbeat, witty, semi serious, realistic
Plot: private detective, investigation, intelligence, prodigy, crime, mastermind, odd, ex law enforcer, crimes, murder, police investigation, riddles and clues ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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