Movies and TV shows like The Secret Diary of Desmond Pfeiffer

If you like "The Secret Diary of Desmond Pfeiffer" you are looking for humorous, semi serious and realistic movies or TV shows about / with sitcom, head of state, american civil war, politics, boss and employee, state affairs and political intrigue themes of Comedy and History genre shot in USA.
Find your next favorite and similar movies in two steps: 1. Identify all themes of interest from this film (block below). 2. Look for them in the presented list.
The Secret Diary of Desmond Pfeiffer (1998)
 4.0
 94
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: sitcom, head of state, american civil war, politics, boss and employee, state affairs, political intrigue
Time: 19th century

Most similar movies to The Secret Diary of Desmond Pfeiffer

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and biting films and TV series with plots about sitcom, politics, state affairs, workplace, workplace situations, family relations and disorder mostly in Comedy, History and Drama genres. Some movies like The Secret Diary of Desmond Pfeiffer: DAG (2000), Yes, Prime Minister (1986), That's My Bush! (2001), The Thick of It (2005), Spin City (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.6
 85
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: sitcom, chief of staff, head of state, special agents, politics, secret agent, fish out of water, state affairs, government agency, political conspiracy, teenage life, campaign ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Yes, Prime Minister (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: James Hacker MP the Government's bumbling minister for Administrative Affairs is propelled along the corridors of power to the very pinnacle of politics - No. 10. Could this have possibly have been managed by his trusted Permanent Private ...
Style: not serious, clever, talky, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: sitcom, politics, political intrigue, prime minister, head of state, government, workplace situations, dishonesty, state affairs, boss and employee, power relations, workplace ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
That's My Bush! (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: That's My Bush! is an American comedy television series that aired on Comedy Central from April 4 to May 23, 2001. Created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone, best known for also creating South Park, the series centers on the fictitious personal ...
Style: humorous, not serious, offbeat, realistic
Plot: sitcom, politics, parody, white house, goofy hero, head of state, usa president, state affairs, disorder, couple relations, media, maid ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
The Thick of It (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 29 min.
Story: Set in the corridors of power and spin, the Minister for Social Affairs is continually harassed by Number 10's policy enforcer and dependent on his not-so-reliable team of civil servants.
Style: clever, talky, semi serious, realistic, biting ...
Plot: sitcom, politics, state affairs, political satire, power relations, workplace, political intrigue, workplace situations, media, society, stupidity, staff ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.3
 24K
Spin City (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Spin City is a smart, sophisticated sitcom about the behind-the-scenes workings of City Hall in the biggest city in America. Workaholic Mike Flaherty is the Deputy Mayor of New York City, serving as Mayor Randall Winston's key strategist and ...
Style: talky, not serious, humorous, witty, realistic ...
Plot: sitcom, politics, mayor, boss and employee, workplace situations, city, state affairs, disorder, workplace, workplace romance, media satire, political intrigue ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 21st century, 2000s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 8.6
 10K
Yes Minister (1980)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Set principally in the private office of a British Cabinet minister in the Department of Administrative Affairs in Whitehall, Yes Minister follows the ministerial career of The Rt Hon Jim Hacker MP, played by Paul Eddington. His various struggles to ...
Style: semi serious, clever, talky, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: sitcom, politics, minister, politician, workplace situations, political intrigue, state affairs, power relations, workplace, manipulations, boss and employee, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.7
 4K
1600 Penn (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: 1600 Penn is an American single camera television comedy series about a dysfunctional family living in the White House. The series stars Jenna Elfman, Bill Pullman and Josh Gad. Gad, along with Jason Winer and Jon Lovett jointly created the central ...
Style: humorous, not serious, talky, realistic
Plot: dysfunctional family, white house, sitcom, politics, head of state, parents and children, usa president, family relations, couple relations, teenage life, state affairs, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 8.2
 1K
Utopia (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Australia
Duration: 27 min.
Story: Set inside the offices of the "Nation Building Authority", a newly created government organisation responsible for overseeing major infrastructure projects, Utopia explores that moment when bureaucracy and grand dreams collide. It's a ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, biting, realistic
Plot: sitcom, workplace situations, workplace, office, politics, government agency, political satire, disorder, bureaucracy, incompetence, workplace humor
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
Neues aus der Anstalt (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Neues aus der Anstalt is a political cabaret program on German television station ZDF, hosted by Urban Priol and Frank-Markus Barwasser, who replaced Georg Schramm. Broadcast monthly since 2007, it usually features three guest cabaret artists in ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: politics, elevator, clinic, state affairs, doctors and patients, power relations, stand up comedian, voice imitation, political protest, political satire
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Horrible Histories (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Family, History
Country: UK
Story: Based on the best-selling children's books and liberally splattered with guts, blood and poo, a group of British comedians offer an anarchic and unconventional take on some of history's most gruesome and funny moments, with topics ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: reenactment, head of state, family, politics, british history, society, state affairs, political intrigue, inventions and discoveries, dishonesty, military, rivalry ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century, 17th century, 18th century, 20th century ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.3
 99
Jenny (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Jenny is an American sitcom that aired on NBC from 1997 to 1998. The series was intended to be a star vehicle for Playboy Playmate Jenny McCarthy. It was rated TV-MA.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: hollywood, sitcom, showbiz, inheritance
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.1
 243
Barbershop (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Calvin Palmer is the owner of a barbershop on the Southside of Chicago. Reluctantly inheriting the neighborhood establishment and popular hangout from his father, he juggles his responsibilities to his clients, his family, and his community as a ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, touching
Plot: sitcom, barbershop, drugs/alcohol, family business, workplace situations, hairdresser, workplace, friends, urban, social relations, buddies, immigrants ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.1
 90
LateLine (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: LateLine is an American TV sitcom that ran on NBC from March 17, 1998, through March 16, 1999. Due to an abrupt cancellation, there were seven unaired episodes. Created by John Markus and Al Franken, LateLine depicted the behind-the-scenes ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, witty, realistic, clever ...
Plot: sitcom, journalism, battle of the sexes, tv news, politics, workplace romance, celebrity culture, media satire, showbiz, workplace intrigue, workplace situations, campaign ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.9
 1K
Norm (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The Norm Show is an American television sitcom that ran from 1999 through 2001 on the ABC television network.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: sitcom, boss and employee, friendship, workplace situations, workplace, friends, power relations, parole officer, hockey, working the system, social worker, crime and punishment ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.9
 639
The Hughleys (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The Hughleys is an American sitcom that aired on ABC from September 22, 1998 to April 28, 2000 and on the UPN network from September 11, 2000 to May 20, 2002. It starred comedian D. L. Hughley as the main character, Darryl Hughley, and Elise Neal as ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat, touching
Plot: sitcom, society, suburbs, family relations, comedian, salesman, african american, stand up comedian, friend, father son relationship, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.7
 123
Uncle Buck (1990)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Uncle Buck is a TV series based on the 1989 film of the same name starring John Candy. The TV series debuted in 1990 on CBS.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: sitcom, custody, misfit, child care, family relations, parents and children, when the parents are away, cigar smoking, cigar, babysitting, grandmother granddaughter relationship, uncle ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Twenty Twelve (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Twenty Twelve is a BBC television comedy series written and directed by John Morton. Starring Hugh Bonneville, Jessica Hynes and Amelia Bullmore, the programme is a spoof on-location documentary following the organisation of the 2012 Summer Olympics ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, talky, realistic
Plot: sitcom, workplace situations, workplace, nothing goes right, boss and employee, power relations, disorder, secretary, loner, british humour
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Royal Family (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The Royal Family is an American sitcom starring Redd Foxx and Della Reese. The series was created and produced by Eddie Murphy, as part of a development deal Murphy had with CBS, and produced by Paramount Television, the television arm of Paramount ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: sitcom, parents and children, family life, living with parents, black family, family relations, aging, elderly, african american, post office, comeback, short lived
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Movie in collections
 8.0
 679
Tanner '88 (1988)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 353 min.
Story: In 1988, renegade filmmaker Robert Altman and Pulitzer Prize–winning Doonesbury cartoonist Garry Trudeau created a presidential candidate, ran him alongside the other hopefuls during the primary season, and presented their media campaign as a ...
Style: semi serious, clever, humorous, realistic, witty ...
Plot: politics, election, head of state, idealism, political corruption, campaign, fighting the system, americana, media, society, state affairs, journalism ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Life with Bonnie (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The host of the local morning talk show Morning Chicago creatively balances family commitment—to her husband John, a hard-working family practice doctor, and their three young children— and career obligations.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: sitcom, relationship vs career, tv show, family, family relations, parents and children, family life, ambition, artists and showbiz, media, couples, irish american
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Brother's Keeper (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Brother's Keeper is an American television sitcom that ran for one season from September 25, 1998 to May 14, 1999 on ABC. Created by Donald Todd, the series chronicles the rocky coexistence of Porter Waide and his irresponsible pro-football ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, touching
Plot: sitcom, single father, single parent, siblings relations, american football player, sibling relationship, family problems, family relations, parents and children, living together, football player, uncle nephew relationship ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.9
 1K
Dear John (1988)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Dear John is an American sitcom that aired on NBC from 1988 to 1992. The series was based on the British sitcom of the same name. Dear John was retitled Dear John USA when it was shown in the UK. During its four-season run, the series was bounced to ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat, based on british tv series
Plot: sitcom, support group, divorce, looking for love, love and romance, couples, friends, crumbling marriage, down on your luck, breakup, remarry
Time: 80s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.1
 272
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching
Plot: sitcom, desert, cafe, best friends, redemption, restaurant, hotel, hopes, misfit, friends, introspection, friendship ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Movie in collections
 7.6
 1K
Ambassadors (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Story: The adventures and politics of a British ambassador to a fictitious Asian country called Tajbekistan.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, biting, political comedy
Plot: politics, workplace situations, ambassador, state affairs, workplace, translator, tourist, dictatorship, secretary, fictional country, misadventure, british humour
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Mama's Family (1983)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Thelma Harper and her spinster sister Fran open their home to Thelma's recently divorced son Vinton and his teenage son and daughter. It's quite an adjustment for everyone, especially the cranky, argumentative Thelma.
Style: semi serious, humorous, offbeat, realistic, based on sketch comedy
Plot: sitcom, dysfunctional family, family life, family, family relations, parents and children, teenage life, couples, family problems, friends, adult virgin, grandparent grandchild relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.4
 978
Roc Live (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Roc is an American comedy-drama television series which ran on Fox from August 1991 to May 1994. The series stars Charles S. Dutton as Baltimore garbage collector Roc Emerson and Ella Joyce as his wife Eleanor.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: sitcom, politics, family life, working class, social issues, black family, society, collector, network, live broadcast, scavenger, african american
Time: 90s
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 4.2
 246
The Jane Show (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The Jane Show is a Canadian television sitcom produced by Shaftesbury Films that was shown on Global from 2006 to 2007. The series stars Teresa Pavlinek as Jane Black, an aspiring novelist who takes a corporate job after her life undergoes a major ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, canadian humor
Plot: sitcom, office, workplace situations, thirtysomething life, love and romance, workplace, working woman, dating
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.0
 759
In the House (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: In the House is an American sitcom that premiered on April 10, 1995 on NBC. The series moved to UPN after its second season, where it remained for an additional three seasons until it was canceled on August 11, 1999. In the House starred LL Cool J ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, realistic
Plot: sitcom, football, down on your luck, clinic, fish out of water, misfit, family relations, career change, ex athlete, male female relationship, doctor, african american ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.0
 347
Sophie (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Sophie is a Canadian television sitcom that aired on CBC from January 9, 2008 to March 23, 2009. It stars Natalie Brown as Sophie Parker, an unmarried single mother and talent agent. The show is an English-language adaptation of Télévision de ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating, realistic, canadian humor
Plot: sitcom, talent agent, single parent, life turned upside down, pregnancy, family relations, workplace, workplace situations, single mother, show business
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: humorous, talky, realistic, absurd, mumblecore ...
Audience: teens
Plot: american history, drunk, americana, state affairs, parody, cultural icon, interview, comedian, political satire, absurd humor, guest, drinking ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%