Movies and TV shows like Moonlighting

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Moonlighting (1985)
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Moonlighting (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: talky, feel good, realistic, witty, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, stylized, neo screwball comedy
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: private detective, opposites attract, workplace romance, unlikely couple, romance, screwball, detective agency, partners, crimes, unlikely partners, workplace situations, verbal byplay, snobbism, mystery, female detective, model, jazz, secretary, sexual tension, couple relations, love and romance, couples, machismo, workplace, streetwise ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles, california

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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, couples, workplace, romance, workplace situations, workplace romance and couple relations mostly in Comedy, Romance and Drama genres. Some movies like Moonlighting: Castle (2009), Remington Steele (1982), Simon & Simon (1981), Boomerang (1992), Miss Match (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Castle (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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, realistic, humorous, suspenseful, semi serious
Plot: police detective, female detective, riddles and clues, romancing partners, police investigation, investigation, homicide detective, writers, murder, partners, law enforcement, resourceful ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
Remington Steele (1982)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: stylized, suspenseful, witty, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, private investigator, adventure, reluctant partners, crimes, unlikely partners, dishonesty, sexual tension, secretary, female partner, initially antagonists ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Simon & Simon (1981)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: private detective, family relations, rivalry, mystery, partners against crime, workplace, partners, sibling relationship, crimes, reluctant partners, crime, riddles and clues ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Shakespeare & Hathaway - Private Investigators (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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: feel good, captivating, ironic, witty, semi serious
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: private investigator, investigation, female detective, partners, mystery, eccentricity, adventure, unconventional method, murder mystery, british police
Time: 21st century
Place: britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 5.5
 28K
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: feel good, humorous, semi serious, witty, talky ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: womanizer, african american protagonist, battle of the sexes, romance, boss and employee, buddies, unlikely couple, opposites attract, power relations, workplace, looking for love, success ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
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Miss Match (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: matchmaking, workplace romance, looking for love, couples, romance, workplace situations, lifestyle, parents and children, workplace, family relations, lawyer, battle of the sexes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
William and Mary (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 48 min.
TV show
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, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: unlikely couple, battle of the sexes, opposites attract, fall in love, young lovers, workplace, youth, looking for love, workplace situations, romance, lifestyle, midwife ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: private detective, who done it, infidelity, workplace situations, love and romance, investigation, romance, femme fatale, dishonesty, crimes, unlikely couple, workplace romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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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: sentimental, humorous, realistic, semi serious, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: journalism, workplace romance, battle of the sexes, romance, couple relations, workplace, unlikely couple, media, couples, love, opposites attract, coworker relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.9
 50K
Cheers (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
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: sitcom, feel good, realistic, not serious, humorous ...
Plot: womanizer, bar, couples, sexism, couple relations, looking for love, lifestyle, workplace romance, unwanted pregnancy, opposites attract, workplace, financial problem ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, 90s
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.2
 12K
Selfie (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
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, light, humorous, sitcom, not serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: opposites attract, workplace romance, social differences, hopes, narcissism, fall in love, society, social media, workplace situations, marketing, twentysomething life, power relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic, neo noir ...
Plot: private detective, mistaken identity, nightclub, deadly, investigation, love and romance, romance, mystery, femme fatale, hidden identity, amateur detective, manipulations ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Further Tales of the City (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
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: sentimental, witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: looking for love, lifestyle, opposites attract, romance, celebrity culture, couple relations, aids, gender, gay, lgbt, secret identity, bohemian life ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Picture Perfect (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 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: feel good, talky, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: career woman, romance, employer employee relationship, unlikely couple, workplace romance, manipulation, couple relations, dishonesty, workplace, nothing goes right, manipulations, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.8
 54K
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: captivating, feel good, talky, humorous, clever ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: workplace romance, secretary, career woman, business, rise to the top, career, love and romance, boss, wall street, hopes, determination, workplace ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.2
 29K
Broadcast News (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Basket-case network news producer Jane Craig falls for new reporter Tom Grunnick, a pretty boy who represents the trend towards entertainment news she despises. Aaron Altman, a talented but plain correspondent, carries an unrequited torch for Jane. ...
Style: realistic, talky, sentimental, semi serious, romantic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, journalism, workaholic, workplace romance, romance, tv show, media, love and romance, unlikely couple, workplace, couples, workplace situations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1960s, 60s
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.7
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Love & War (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Love & War is an American television sitcom, which aired on CBS from September 21, 1992 to February 1, 1995. Created by Diane English, the series originally starred Susan Dey as Wally Porter, a Chicago restaurateur, and Jay Thomas as Jack ...
Style: sitcom, witty, feel good, humorous, sentimental ...
Plot: bar, columnist, newspaper columnist, restaurant, opposites attract, lifestyle, workplace, hopes, love and romance, introspection, friends, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.3
 29K
Dharma & Greg (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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: realistic, feel good, humorous, sitcom, not serious ...
Plot: family relations, marriage, love at first sight, opposites attract, love and romance, couples, newlyweds, family life, couple relations, eccentric family, disorder, family disapproval ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 2000s
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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 7.7
 39K
Love (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Rebellious Mickey and good-natured Gus navigate the thrills and agonies of modern relationships.
Style: realistic, humorous, talky, witty, sincere ...
Plot: couples, couple relations, love and romance, love, romance, junkie, hollywood, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, marriage, friendship, dating, relationship problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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: touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous, offbeat ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: doctor, psychiatrist, treatment, friendship, hospital, workplace, romance, surgery, best friends, doctors and patients, parenthood, lovers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, santa monica california
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Michael Richards Show (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The Michael Richards Show is a sitcom that debuted on NBC in 2000. The show starred Michael Richards as reality-challenged but successful private detective Vic Nardozza who gets the job done despite his unconventional methods.
Style: sitcom, semi serious, suspenseful, humorous, realistic
Plot: private detective, investigation, crimes, goofy hero, workplace, nothing goes right, workplace situations, disorder, partners, private investigator, television flop, short lived ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Prettiest Ugly Girl (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: La Fea Más Bella is a Mexican telenovela produced by Televisa. It is the second Mexican version of the popular Colombian telenovela: Betty la fea. La Fea más Bella stars popular actress/singer/comedian Angélica Vale and actor/singer Jaime Camil, ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, feel good, exciting ...
Plot: opposites attract, physical appearance, workplace, fashion, workplace situations, dishonesty, obnoxious boss, rivalry, workplace romance, workplace intrigue, disorder, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.1
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The Love Boat (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Love Boat is an American television series set on a cruise ship, which aired on the ABC Television Network from September 24, 1977, until May 24, 1986. The show starred Gavin MacLeod as the ship's captain. It was part of ABC's popular ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: cruise ship, ship, looking for love, love and romance, love affair, family relations, passenger, tour guide, romance, workplace, parents and children, fall in love ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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 6.5
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Ugly Betty (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Smart but wholesome Betty embraces her unique appearance and independent attitude in the cutthroat world of New York fashion. With the help of her proud yet far-from-glamorous family from Queens, Betty will continue to have big dreams and deal with ...
Style: not serious, realistic, humorous, sitcom, offbeat ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: workplace, fashion, boss and employee, power relations, lifestyle, obnoxious boss, fish out of water, workplace intrigue, workplace situations, workplace romance, model, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.7
 305K
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, romantic, light, funny, witty ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night, teens
Plot: opposites attract, love and romance, unlikely couple, boss and employee, workplace romance, initially antagonists, happy ending, fake marriage, love story, marriage of convenience, relationships, employer employee relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: alaska, usa, new york, canada, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Signed, Sealed, Delivered (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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: feel good, realistic, sentimental, semi serious, sincere
Plot: riddles and clues, amateur detective, hopes, investigation, workplace, workplace situations, changing lives, goodhearted, righting the wronged, uncover truth, supportive coworker, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Porque el amor manda (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Porque el Amor Manda is a 2012 Mexican telenovela produced by Juan Osorio for Televisa. It is a remake of the Colombian telenovela El secretario, produced by Juan Andrés Flórez in 2011. Fernando Colunga and Blanca Soto star as the protagonists ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, sentimental, realistic, light ...
Plot: fish out of water, romance, love and romance, power relations, fall in love, unlikely couple, top executive, couples, workplace romance, unsupportive coworkers, disorder, workplace intrigue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.7
 6K
A to Z (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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, sitcom ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love and romance, unlikely couple, couple relations, opposites attract, looking for love, unfulfillment, dating, hopes, twentysomething life, destiny, friends, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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, light, funny, sweet, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: fall in love, romance, unlikely couple, looking for love, workplace romance, boss and employee, opposites attract, billionaire, love and romance, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, workplace situations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, brooklyn new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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: feel good, sentimental, sincere, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: male female friendship, best friends in love, friendship, unlikely couple, love and romance, unlikely friendships, platonic, looking for love, romance, friends, initially antagonists, up and down relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1982, year 1987, year 1977 ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%