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, realistic, witty, semi serious, talky, humorous, sentimental, stylized
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: private detective, workplace romance, unlikely couple, opposites attract, screwball, detective agency, partners, crimes, mystery, model, unlikely partners, workplace situations, verbal byplay, snobbism, romance, jazz, secretary, sexual tension, couple relations, love and romance, couples, machismo, workplace, owner, female partner ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles, california

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, love and romance, romance, workplace, couple relations, workplace situations and opposites attract mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Moonlighting: Castle (2009), Remington Steele (1982), Boomerang (1992), Love at Large (1990), They All Laughed (1981). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.2
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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, who done it, murder, murder investigation, partners, writer's life, resourceful, female detective, riddles and clues, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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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: realistic, humorous, witty, semi serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, private investigator, workplace situations, unlikely partners, cons and scams, mystery, verbal byplay, sexual tension, workplace, partners, female partner ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 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: semi serious, feel good, witty, talky, humorous ...
Audience: date night, boys' night, chick flick
Plot: womanizer, battle of the sexes, romance, opposites attract, buddies, unlikely couple, boss and employee, power relations, workplace, looking for love, success, african american protagonist ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 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: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: private investigator, mystery, female detective, partners, investigation, unconventional method, adventure, eccentricity
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: witty, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: private detective, mistaken identity, nightclub, disorder, investigation, power relations, murder, romance, mystery, love and romance, couple relations, manipulations ...
Time: 80s
⇓ 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: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: private detective, who done it, couple relations, workplace situations, unlikely couple, love and romance, romance, crimes, femme fatale, investigation, dangerous attraction, infidelity ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 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, looking for love, couples, best friends, workplace, lifestyle, battle of the sexes, workplace romance, romance, parents and children, family relations, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: feel good, talky, semi serious, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, workplace romance, unlikely couple, career woman, couple relations, dishonesty, fall in love, workplace, love triangle, power relations, manipulations, nothing goes right ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 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, light, situational comedy ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: opposites attract, workplace romance, sitcom, hopes, workplace situations, social differences, fall in love, marketing, social media, narcissism, romance, power relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, exciting
Plot: private detective, rivalry, partners against crime, family relations, mystery, partners, workplace, sibling relationship, crime, ex military, riddles and clues, reluctant partners ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california, usa, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 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: opposites attract, unlikely couple, boss and employee, workplace romance, love and romance, initially antagonists, couple relations, obnoxious boss, eccentric family, power relations, couples, proposal ...
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: partners against crime, fbi, forensics, police investigation, riddles and clues, teamwork, search, crimes, killings, expert, victim, policewoman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 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: clever, captivating, talky, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick, date night
Plot: love and romance, business, workplace romance, rise to the top, cinderella story, workplace, love triangle, wall street, female protagonist, secretary, career, boss ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ 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: realistic, semi serious, humorous, feel good
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: opposites attract, workplace, youth, couples, looking for love, workplace romance, fall in love, workplace situations, unfulfilled love, romance, singleness, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.6
 37K
Ugly Betty (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, humorous, realistic, offbeat, witty
Audience: girls' night
Plot: fashion, workplace, power relations, boss and employee, workplace situations, workplace intrigue, obnoxious boss, workplace romance, couples, fish out of water, model, fashion model ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ 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: couple relations, love and romance, unlikely couple, opposites attract, looking for love, unfulfillment, dating, urban, destiny, hopes, twentysomething life, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ 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, realistic, witty, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: journalism, battle of the sexes, romance, couple relations, unlikely couple, love and romance, workplace, media, urban, workplace romance, columnist, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 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, realistic, feel good, light ...
Audience: date night
Plot: opposites attract, young lovers, lifestyle, small town life, fall in love, love and romance, romance, unlikely couple, couple relations, chance meeting, conservative, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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 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, suspenseful, stylized, clever ...
Plot: partners, investigation, private detective, misfit, friends, buddies, disorder, fish out of water, mystery, crimes, crime, detective agency ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ 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, sincere, feel good, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, love and romance, looking for love, unlikely couple, romance, friends, platonic, up and down relationship, male female friendship, falling in love, opposites attract, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1977, year 1982, year 1987
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 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, humorous, sincere, witty, not serious ...
Plot: couples, love and romance, twentysomething life, couple relations, romance, love, hollywood
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 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: feel good, witty, humorous, not serious, realistic
Plot: sitcom, hippie, conservative, marriage, meet the parents, family relations, social activist, snobbism, love and romance, unlikely couple, romance, couple relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 2000s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 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: witty, feel good, touching, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: journalism, opposites attract, whistleblower, reporter, romance, media, fall in love, unlikely couple, uncover truth, love and romance, train, destiny ...
Time: 90s, 1930s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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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: realistic, humorous, witty, semi serious, sexual ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: aids, anti conformity, gay, lesbian, bohemian life, opposites attract, midlife crisis, gender, lifestyle, love and romance, romance, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
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: realistic, sincere, semi serious, feel good, sentimental
Plot: workplace situations, uncover truth, riddles and clues, workplace, investigation, amateur detective, crimes, changing lives, delivery, righting the wronged, goodhearted, supportive coworker ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.0
 129
Love & War (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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: talky, realistic, humorous, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: sitcom, bar, newspaper columnist, restaurant, friendship, workplace, opposites attract, friends, lifestyle, starting over, introspection, workplace romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, illinois, chicago illinois
⇓ 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, introspection, couples, family problems ...
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: feel good, sentimental, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: hotel, workplace, newlyweds, fall in love, love affair, workplace situations, love and romance, romance, boss and employee
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Partners in Crime (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Agatha Christie's Partners in Crime is a 1983 British television series based on the short stories of the same name by Agatha Christie. It was directed by John A. Davis and Tony Wharmby, and starred James Warwick and Francesca Annis in the ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, semi serious, atmospheric, clever ...
Plot: investigation, private detective, crimes, riddles and clues, partners against crime, couples, partners, odd couple, newlyweds, amateur detective, who done it, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 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: humorous, not serious, witty, clever, talky ...
Plot: sitcom, bar, psychiatrist, coach, accountant, womanizer, singleness, friends, overbearing parent, boss and employee, friendship, baseball ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%