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The Secret Diary of Desmond Pfeiffer (1998)
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The Secret Diary of Desmond Pfeiffer (1998)
Genre: Comedy, History
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The Secret Diary of Desmond Pfeiffer is an American sitcom that aired on UPN in 1998. Before it was even debuted, the series set off a storm of controversy because of a perceived light-hearted take on the issue of American slavery.
Style: sitcom, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: american civil war, politics, political intrigue, boss and employee, head of state, state affairs
Time: 19th century

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, sitcom and semi serious films and TV series with plots about workplace, workplace situations, politics, family relations, state affairs, parents and children and satire mostly in Comedy, History and Drama genres. Some movies like The Secret Diary of Desmond Pfeiffer: DAG (2000), The Thick of It (2005), Spin City (1996), Yes, Prime Minister (1986), Yes Minister (1980). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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DAG (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: DAG is an American sitcom that aired from November 2000 to May 2001 on NBC. It was named after its star, David Alan Grier, who stars as United States Secret Service agent Jerome Daggett. Daggett's name, in turn, is a back-formation. The show ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, realistic, semi serious
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Time: 90s
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The Thick of It (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 29 min.
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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Time: 90s, 2000s, 20th century, 21st century, 1990s
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Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
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Style: sitcom, humorous, witty, talky, cynical ...
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Duration: 30 min.
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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Style: sitcom, humorous, not serious, realistic, offbeat
Plot: politics, parody, satire, white house, head of state, goofy hero, couple relations, state affairs, media, political satire, political leader, u.s. president ...
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Duration: 22 min.
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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Jenny (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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Duration: 30 min.
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Genre: Comedy
Country: Australia
Duration: 27 min.
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Style: sitcom, humorous, semi serious, realistic, biting
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Duration: 30 min.
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Duration: 30 min.
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38%
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Genre: Comedy
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Maybe It's Me (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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37%
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Mama's Family (1983)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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Style: sitcom, semi serious, offbeat, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, adult virgin, strong female presence, friends, family relations, parents and children, couples, family life, teenage life, family problems, family, grandmother grandson relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.5
 151
Crumbs (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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Style: sitcom, semi serious, realistic, humorous, offbeat
Plot: dysfunctional family, family business, parents and children, family relations, family problems, hometown, restaurant, loss of son, mother son relationship, mental illness, loss of sibling, gays and lesbians ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: connecticut, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.9
 281
Bagdad Cafe (1990)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Bagdad Cafe is an American television sitcom starring Whoopi Goldberg and Jean Stapleton. The series premiered March 30, 1990 on CBS. The show is based on the 1987 Percy Adlon film Bagdad Cafe.
Style: sitcom, realistic, semi serious, touching, humorous
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Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Drunk History (2013)
Genre: Comedy, History
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Historical reenactments from A-list talent as told by inebriated storytellers. A unique take on the familiar and less familiar people and events from America’s great past as great moments in history are retold with unforgettable results.
Style: talky, humorous, realistic, absurd, mumblecore ...
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