Movies and TV shows like Shameless 2004

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Shameless (2004)
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Shameless (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: The story of a young group of siblings pretty much abandoned by their parents, surviving by their wits - and humor - on a rough Manchester council estate. Whilst they won't admit it, they need help and find it in Steve, a young middle class lad who falls for Fiona, the oldest sibling, and increasingly finds himself drawn to this unconventional and unique family. Anarchic family life seen through the eyes of an exceptionally bright fifteen year old, who struggles to come of age in the context of his belligerent father, closeted brother, psychotic sister and internet porn star neighbors.
Style: humorous, emotional, realistic, cynical, captivating, offbeat, biting, suspense, semi serious
Plot: drugs/alcohol, family problems, dysfunctional family, working class, gay teenager, parents and children, siblings relations, single father, life is a bitch, alcohol abuse, grownups, social misfits, everyday life, scam, suburbs, society, alcoholic father, homosexual, unemployed, council estate, family relations, british humour, sibling relationship, ordinary person, white trash ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, northern england, europe, manchester

Most similar movies to Shameless

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and touching films and TV series with plots about family relations, parents and children, family problems, dysfunctional family, society, siblings relations and family life mostly in Drama, Comedy and Crime genres. Some movies like Shameless: Weeds (2005), Outnumbered (2007), Monarch of the Glen (2000), Sintonia (2019), This Is England '90 (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Shameless (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: Chicagoan Frank Gallagher is the proud single dad of six smart, industrious, independent kids, who without him would be... perhaps better off. When Frank's not at the bar spending what little money they have, he's passed out on the floor. ...
Style: dark humor, biting, offbeat, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family problems, life is a bitch, teenage life, teenage sex, gay teenager, siblings relations, sex scene, family relations, alcoholic father, juvenile delinquency, bipolar disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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50%
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Weeds (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
TV show
Story: Weeds is an American dark comedy-drama series created by Jenji Kohan. The central character is Nancy Botwin, a widowed mother of two boys who begins selling cannabis to support her family after her husband dies suddenly of a heart attack. Over the ...
Style: humorous, witty, dark humor, cynical, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: marijuana, dysfunctional family, drug dealer, drug dealing, stoners, family life, single mother, suburbs, profanity, eccentric family, drugs/alcohol, single parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Outnumbered (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Partly-improvised sitcom looking at the trials and tribulations of bringing up three young children - a regal five-year-old girl with a talent for interrogation, a seven-year-old boy who could fib for Britain and an 11-year-old who is gearing up for ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching ...
Plot: family life, couples, parents and children, couple relations, parenthood, everyday life, youth, family relations, precocious child, parenting, responsibility, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Monarch of the Glen (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Archie MacDonald, a young restaurateur is called back to his childhood home of Glenbogle where he is told he is the new Laird of Glenbogle.
Style: witty, sentimental, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: country estate, friendship, love triangle, love and romance, fish out of water, social differences, rich and poor, family life, working class, uninhibited rivalry, parents and children, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: scottish highlands, scotland, europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Sintonia (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music
Country: Brazil
Duration: 40 min.
TV show
Story: Told through three different characters' perspectives, the story of Sintonia explores the interconnection of the music, drug traffic, and religion in São Paulo. In the quest to be somebody, many paths will converge.
Style: dark humor, ironic, emotional, entertaining, realistic
Plot: boyfriend girlfriend relationship, youth, alcohol abuse, girlfriend, ordinary person, drugs/alcohol, society, teenage life, drinking problem, sibling rivalry, drug use, police ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
This Is England '90 (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: Following on from This Is England ’86 and ‘88, this much-anticipated final chapter finds the gang embracing the rave scene of a new decade. But the utter hilarity and unadulterated joy of the second ‘summer of love’ soon gives way to a war ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, rough ...
Plot: hippie, friendship, rave, society, love and romance, realism, life is a bitch, racism, misfit, drugs/alcohol, ecstasy, drugs ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: england, yorkshire, manchester
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 21K
Transparent (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: An LA family with serious boundary issues have their past and future unravel when a dramatic admission causes everyone's secrets to spill out.
Style: dark humor, semi serious, humorous, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: eccentric family, family secret, life turned upside down, family life, dysfunctional family, parents and children, gender, family problems, disorder, lgbt, secret, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
This Is England '86 (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 47 min.
TV show
Story: This Is England '86 is a 2010 British drama miniseries written by Shane Meadows and Jack Thorne, a spin-off from the 2006 film This Is England. Shaun has just finished his final exams and he realizes he is no longer a kid. It's mid ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: subculture, life is a bitch, social misfits, rape, youth, skinhead, friends, friendship, rebelliousness, teenage life, sexual relations, adolescence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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At Home with the Braithwaites (2000)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: UK
TV show
Story: At Home with the Braithwaites is a British comedy-drama television series, created and written by Sally Wainwright. The storyline follows a suburban family from Leeds, whose life is turned upside down when the mother of the family wins 38 million ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, cynical, offbeat ...
Plot: lottery, dysfunctional family, charity, secret, greed, marriage, wealth, lifestyle, youth, couples, family problems, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, northern england, yorkshire, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.4
 554
White Teeth (2002)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 240 min.
TV show
Story: An adaptation of Zadie Smith's bestseller concerning the lives of two families from as far back as the 1800s and India to late 1990s Willesden.
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic, multicultural
Plot: family relations, interracial relations, opposites attract, couple relations, social decay, society, immigrants, youth, family problems, generation gap, couples, parents and children ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, 90s, 20s ...
Place: london, europe, england, bangladesh
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.5
 3K
Down Terrace (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After serving jail time for a mysterious crime, Bill and Karl get out of jail and become preoccupied with figuring out who turned them in to the police. On top of that, the "family business" is on the rocks, and the motley crew of ...
Style: realistic, dark humor, suspense, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: family relations, murder, family business, crimes, snitch, suburbs, parents and children, uncover truth, gang, release from prison, graphic violence, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
American Girl (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A pregnant teenager is determined to leave her trailer park home with the hope of living a happy family life.
Style: semi serious, dark humor, humorous, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, parents and children, teenage life, family gatherings, family problems, human nature, single parent, youth, siblings relations, social misfits, husband wife relationship, pregnancy ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 3K
Spotless (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Set in London, SPOTLESS is the story of a troubled crime scene cleaner, Jean, whose tidy life is turned upside down when his outlaw brother Martin crash lands into his world, entangling them in the deadly dynamics of organized crime.
Style: serious, tense, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, family problems, haunted by the past, disorder, graphic violence, gangsters, drugs/alcohol, brother brother relationship, murder, crime scene, crime boss, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Stella (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Ruth Jones stars as a 40-something mum juggling the ups and downs of family life amid the chaos of her eccentric friends, relatives and children's fathers.
Style: humorous, emotional, light, psychological, semi serious ...
Plot: family relations, lovers, single parent, working class, everyday life, convict, neighbor, society, family values, parents and children, mother daughter relationship, misunderstanding ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Less Than Kind (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Less Than Kind is a Canadian television comedy-drama series that stars Jesse Camacho as Sheldon Blecher, a teenager growing up in a loving but dysfunctional Jewish family in Winnipeg. The show's cast also includes Maury Chaykin and Wendel ...
Style: humorous, sitcom, captivating, feel good, light ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, coming of age, family life, family business, teenage life, parents and children, jewish family, disorder, youth, society, self destructing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Seventy-Two Days (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Croatia, Serbia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A family from isolated village in Lika makes a good living out of American pension earned by their late granddad Djuradj and received by his widow Nedja. The very existence of a family is threatened when Nedja dies, but the head of the family comes ...
Style: semi serious, sentimental, realistic, humorous, offbeat
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, parents and children, unlikely criminals, crimes, family problems, disorder, dull life, eccentric family, village, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: croatia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Royle Family (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 28 min.
TV show
Story: British comedy series focusing on the lives of a working-class family in Manchester who love the TV.
Style: sitcom, humorous, realistic, semi serious, talky
Plot: working class, family relations, oldtimer, indoor, eccentric family, parents and children, couple relations, siblings relations, couples, suffering, temperamental, living with parents ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, 2000s ...
Place: manchester, northern england, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 3K
Kath & Kim (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Australia
Duration: 26 min.
TV show
Story: Kath & Kim is a character-driven Australian television situation comedy series. The series was created by, and is written by Jane Turner and Gina Riley who play the title characters: a suburban mother and daughter with a dysfunctional ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching, sexual ...
Plot: lifestyle, everyday life, dysfunctional family, addiction, family relations, life is a bitch, parents and children, drug abuse, estrangement, knight, adolescence vs adulthood, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Rock & Chips (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
TV show
Story: Prequel to Only Fools and Horses, set in the 1960s, Joan Trotter is in an unhappy marriage with the work-shy Reg, with whom she has a teenage son, Derek ("Del Boy"). However, the reappearance in Peckham of bank robber, "art ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty
Plot: working class, society, theft, lifestyle, dishonesty, infidelity, pregnancy, bittersweet, promotion, petty criminal, childbirth, child birth ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1960
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Brooklyn Lobster (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Giorgio's Lobster Farm has been a tradition in Brooklyn for over 65 years. Manned by an eccentric crew and serving the best seafood in the state
Style: humorous, emotional, captivating, atmospheric, sincere ...
Plot: family business, save the day, family relations, restaurant, family problems, working class, family in crisis, siblings relations, parents and children, society, estrangement, bank ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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26%
 7.0
 40K
Roseanne (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 21 min.
TV show
Story: A working-class family struggles to get by on a limited income in the fictional town of Lanford, Illinois.
Style: sitcom, witty, humorous, cynical, biting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: working class, family, family relations, family life, suburbs, overweight, family values, couples, loud, indoor, gender, society ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 2010s ...
Place: illinois, usa
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26%
 7.4
 9K
Backstrom (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Detective Lieutenant Everett Backstrom is a man with no filter. After a five-year exile to the traffic division for offensive behavior, he has returned from disgrace to lead Portland's newly minted S.C.U. Tasked with navigating the city's ...
Style: cynical, realistic, humorous, captivating, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, crimes, police investigation, workplace situations, law enforcement, drugs/alcohol, workplace, crime, gay friend, self destruction, french accent, police procedural
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, oregon, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.4
 13K
Sweet Sixteen (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, Spain
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Determined to have a normal family life once his mother gets out of prison, a Scottish teenager from a tough background sets out to raise the money for a home.
Style: disturbing, bleak, realistic, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, heroin, innocence lost, dysfunctional family, family relations, life is a bitch, downfall, drug dealing, family problems, siblings relations, society, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: scotland, glasgow scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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This Is England '88 (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 70 min.
TV show
Story: Set during Christmas 1988, Lol is haunted by the devastating events that took place two and a half years before. She and Woody both find themselves struggling to cope with their lives without each other after he leaves the gang. Lol is carrying the ...
Style: touching, emotional, bleak, serious, rough ...
Plot: christmas, love and romance, coping, holiday, life is a bitch, friendship, gang, realism, society, christianity, misfit, responsibility ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Bad Mother's Handbook (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 71 min.
Story: Karen Cooper wants to domineer her family and believes she's its pillar. In fact she does everything wrong. Thus she messes up all their lives and futures, rather then help her loved-ones.
Style: semi serious, emotional, humorous, touching, realistic
Plot: family relations, lifestyle, parents and children, couples, family problems, pregnancy, teenage life, wooing, love and romance, adolescence vs adulthood, dysfunctional family, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Madea's Big Happy Family (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Shirley has important news for her family, but she has five grown children with different lifestyles and finds it difficult to get them and the kids all together. So in steps Madea, the Matriarch General, to put the family's life in perspective ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, realistic
Plot: eccentric family, family gatherings, family life, parents and children, family problems, siblings relations, family relations, suburbs, terminal illness, indoor, strong female presence, profanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Pete versus Life (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Pete versus Life is a Channel 4 sitcom created by George Jeffrie and Bert Tyler-Moore. It stars Rafe Spall and the first episode was aired on 6 August 2010. It was recommissioned for a second series after averaging 1.6 million viewers and a young ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, surreal, not serious, captivating ...
Plot: media, disorder, lifestyle, soccer, journalist, teenage life, everyday life, family relations, society, singleness, failed attempt, politically correct ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 8.0
 749
Lilies (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Lilies is a British period-drama television series, written by Heidi Thomas, which ran for one eight-episode series in early 2007 on BBC One. The show's tagline was "Liverpool, 1920. Three girls on the edge of womanhood, a world on the ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sincere, sexual ...
Plot: family relations, post war, family problems, parents and children, working class, life is a bitch, society, youth, sister sister relationship, bittersweet, poverty, slum ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: liverpool, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.4
 114
Lifelines (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Comedy - Lifelines examines an extraordinarily stressful day in the life of a dysfunctional suburban family. Mom Nancy, a schoolteacher, is unable to handle the constant barrage of hostility from her three children. Husband Ira is ineffectual in ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, emotional, touching, realistic
Plot: family relations, suburbs, dysfunctional family, family problems, social decay, family life, human nature, suburban life, society, gays and lesbians, family crisis, family tragedy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey
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25%
 8.2
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Parenthood (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Parenthood is an American comedy-drama television series developed by Jason Katims. Loosely based on the 1989 film of the same title, Parenthood tells of the Braverman clan which consists of an older couple, their four children and their families.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, touching
Plot: family life, responsibility, family drama, family relations, single parent, marital problem, adolescence, couple relations, parents and children, siblings relations, social relations, parenthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%