Movies and TV shows like Moonlighting

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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: boys' night, chick flick
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 couples, romance, love and romance, destiny, opposites attract, unlikely couple and mentor mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Moonlighting: Castle (2009), Remington Steele (1982), The Proposal (2009), Boomerang (1992), Love at Large (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 8.2
 130K
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, police detective, partners, writer's life, crimes, law enforcement, riddles and clues, murder, reluctant partners, workplace situations, 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, realistic, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, private investigator, verbal byplay, mystery, adventure, sexism, detective agency, dishonesty, partners, workplace, hidden identity ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.7
 261K
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: feel good, witty, sexy, humorous, romantic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: workplace romance, boss and employee, unlikely couple, opposites attract, love and romance, initially antagonists, couple relations, obnoxious boss, eccentric family, power relations, family relations, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: alaska, usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.4
 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, humorous, semi serious, witty, realistic ...
Audience: date night, boys' night, chick flick
Plot: womanizer, battle of the sexes, romance, buddies, casanova, ladykiller, success, switching roles, boss and employee, looking for love, couples, workplace ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ 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, realistic, witty
Plot: private detective, nightclub, mistaken identity, amateur detective, femme fatale, jealousy, mystery, hidden identity, romance, investigation, manipulations, infidelity ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 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: humorous, feel good, realistic, situational comedy, light ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: opposites attract, sitcom, marketing, social media, teaching the ways of the world, power relations, culture clash, hopes, romance, workplace romance, social differences, workplace situations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 ⇓
26%
Lover Come Back (1961)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Rock Hudson and Doris Day are together again! Jerry Webster (Hudson) and Carol Templeton (Day) are rival Madison Avenue advertising executives who each dislike each other’s methods. After he steals a client out from under her cute little nose, ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, witty, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: battle of the sexes, screwball, romance, advertising, unlikely couple, verbal byplay, opposites attract, workplace, rivalry, couples, uninhibited rivalry, workplace situations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, canada, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Laws of Attraction (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Ireland, UK, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Amidst a sea of litigation, two New York City divorce lawyers find love.
Style: talky, humorous, not serious, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: opposites attract, workplace romance, hotshot lawyer, unlikely couple, love and romance, divorce, divorce lawyer, romance, urban, legal, couples, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, ireland, usa, yale university
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.8
 46K
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: date night, chick flick
Plot: cinderella story, business, love and romance, rise to the top, workplace romance, workplace, determination, love triangle, hopes, couples, couple relations, wall street ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 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: semi serious, humorous, 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 ⇓
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: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous
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 ⇓
25%
 6.8
 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 ⇓
24%
Two Weeks Notice (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Dedicated environmental lawyer Lucy Kelson goes to work for billionaire George Wade as part of a deal to preserve a community center. Indecisive and weak-willed George grows dependent on Lucy's guidance on everything from legal matters to ...
Style: romantic, sweet, funny, light, witty ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: romance, unlikely couple, fall in love, love triangle, workplace romance, opposites attract, uninhibited rivalry, boss and employee, love and romance, rivalry, verbal byplay, looking for love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, love triangle, workplace romance, lie, fire, career woman, nothing goes right, fall in love, dishonesty, love and romance, couples, workplace ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 8.0
 57K
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: offbeat, humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic
Plot: private detective, investigation, prodigy, mastermind, ex law enforcer, intelligence, odd, crime, obsession, riddles and clues, crimes, mental illness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.9
 126K
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, suspenseful, intellectual, semi serious, realistic
Plot: police investigation, fbi, partners against crime, partners, riddles and clues, forensics, crimes, teamwork, killings, crime, victim, search ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A chaotic Bridget Jones meets a snobbish lawyer, and he soon enters her world of imperfections.
Style: feel good, humorous, witty, not serious, clever ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: opposites attract, workplace romance, christmas, looking for love, thirtysomething life, holiday, diary, love triangle, love and romance, uninhibited rivalry, infidelity, verbal byplay ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Movie in collections
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: private detective, crime, reluctant partners, mystery, private investigator, sibling relationship, detective agency, siblings relations, crimes, partners, family relations, workplace ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california, usa, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
When Harry Met Sally... (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 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, looking for love, love and romance, friends, unlikely couple, romance, male female friendship, platonic, up and down relationship, opposites attract, falling in love, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1982, year 1977, year 1987
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.0
 17K
The Sure Thing (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Gib, a beer-guzzling slob, and Alison, an uptight Ivy-Leaguer, are an unlikely duo stuck together on a cross-country trip during Christmas break. At first they get on each other's nerves but, as time passes, they find their divergent natures ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, teen comedy, chick flick
Plot: on the road, unlikely couple, road trip, young lovers, college, student life, love and romance, youth, couple relations, swimming pool, romance, coming of age ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, cross country, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful, 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 ⇓
22%
Say Anything... (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A budding romance between noble underachiever Lloyd Dobler and high school valedictorian Diane Court is threatened when Diane's overly possessive, disapproving father interferes with their relationship. With a prized scholarship to study abroad ...
Style: realistic, witty, semi serious, touching, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, date night, teen comedy
Plot: opposites attract, high school, young lovers, daughter, kickboxer, romance, forbidden love, fear of flying, graduation, party, coming of age, unlikely couple ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: seattle, england, usa, seattle washington, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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A Nero Wolfe Mystery (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
Story: Genius detective Nero Wolfe and his right-hand man, Archie Goodwin, solve seemingly impossible crimes.
Style: clever, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: private detective, investigation, mysterious character, partners against crime, murder, riddles and clues, who done it, partners, police detective, mystery, criminal, legal action ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Pride and Prejudice (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 265 min.
Story: Mrs. Bennet is determined to find husbands for her five daughters. The arrival of a new wealthy neighbor seems like the answer to her predicament. But while eldest daughter Jane catches Mr. Bingley's eye, middle child Mary has her nose stuck in ...
Style: witty, semi serious, realistic, talky, clever ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: jane austen, opposites attract, verbal byplay, unlikely couple, couple relations, countryside, romance, parents and children, siblings relations, social differences, fall in love, love and romance ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Deliver Us from Eva (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Eva Dandridge is a very uptight young woman who constantly meddles in the affairs of her sisters and their husbands. Her in-laws, who are tired of Eva interfering in their lives, decide to set her up with someone so she can leave them alone. They ...
Style: feel good, humorous, funny, light, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: romance, verbal byplay, couple relations, opposites attract, love and romance, family relations, fall in love, conspiracy, sister sister relationship, sisters, husband wife relationship, strong female character ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Bianca, a tenth grader, has never gone on a date, but she isn't allowed to go out with boys until her older sister Kat gets a boyfriend. The problem is, Kat rubs nearly everyone the wrong way. But Bianca and the guy she has her eye on, Joey, ...
Style: humorous, witty, feel good, romantic, light ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, date night, girls' night, teen comedy ...
Plot: opposites attract, high school, unlikely couple, teenage love, high school life, love and romance, teenage life, fall in love, wooing, youth, boyfriend, couples ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: journalism, battle of the sexes, romance, urban, unlikely couple, couple relations, workplace romance, love and romance, media, couples, workplace, columnist ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.9
 30K
Bored to Death (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
Story: Jonathan Ames, a young Brooklyn writer, is feeling lost. He's just gone through a painful break-up, thanks in part to his drinking, can't write his second novel, and carouses too much with his magazine editor. Rather than face reality, ...
Style: talky, witty, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: private detective, friendship, amateur detective, urban, neo-noir, buddies, investigation, riddles and clues, city life, dishonesty, unfulfillment, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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, love of one's life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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