Movies and TV shows like House of Lies

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House of Lies (2012)
 7.4
 24K
House of Lies (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
TV show
Story: Charming, fast talking Marty Kaan and his crack team of management consultants know how to play the corporate game better than anyone, by using every dirty trick in the book to woo powerful CEOs and close huge deals. In the board rooms, barrooms, and bedrooms of the power elite, corruption is business as usual and everyone's out for themselves first. Nothing is sacred in this scathing, irreverent satire of corporate America today.
Style: cynical, humorous, clever, suspense, realistic, witty, semi serious, dark humor, sexy, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: greed, hotshot hero, casual sex, workplace situations, power relations, parents and children, corporate world, powerful corporation, middle aged, ambitious, satire, flirting, blind ambition, boss, dishonesty, drugs/alcohol, slick, ethics, hotshot, unconventional method, workplace problem, profanity, workplace, co worker co worker relationship, breaking the fourth wall ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa

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Most similar movies to House of Lies

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 workplace, family relations, workplace situations, power relations, parents and children, friendship and career mostly in Drama, Comedy and Crime genres. Some movies like House of Lies: Suits (2011), Halt and Catch Fire (2014), Weeds (2005), Mozart in the Jungle (2014), Syrup (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Suits (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: While running from a drug deal gone bad, Mike Ross, a brilliant young college-dropout, slips into a job interview with one of New York City's best legal closers, Harvey Specter. Tired of cookie-cutter law school grads, Harvey takes a gamble by ...
Style: witty, captivating, talky, serious, stylized ...
Audience: date night, boys' night, family outing
Plot: lawyer, hotshot lawyer, law firm, mentor, prodigy, ambitious, success, mastermind, deal, workplace situations, ambition, rivals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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Halt and Catch Fire (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Set in the early 1980s, and about a fictional visionary, an engineer and a prodigy whose innovations confronts the corporate behemoths of the time. Their personal and professional partnership will be challenged by greed and ego while charting the ...
Style: realistic, clever, serious, captivating, melancholic
Plot: programmer, computers and web, inventions and discoveries, businessman, workplace situations, supportive spouse, partners, rivalry, ego clash, dishonesty, computer system, relationship vs career ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, texas, dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 103K
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%
Mozart in the Jungle (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 29 min.
TV show
Story: In the tradition of Anthony Bourdain's "Kitchen Confidential" and Gelsey Kirkland's "Dancing on my Grave" comes an insider’s look into the secret world of classical musicians. From her debut recital at Carnegie ...
Style: humorous, realistic, captivating, romantic, sincere ...
Plot: classical music, orchestra, musician's life, backstage, artists and showbiz, prodigy, hotshot, teacher, performance, music, rivalry, ego clash ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Syrup (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A slacker hatches a million-dollar idea. But, in order to see it through, he has to learn to trust his attractive corporate counterpart. Based on Max Barry's novel.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, biting, talky ...
Plot: boss and employee, ambition, workplace, workplace situations, power relations, dishonesty, betrayal, inventions and discoveries, female boss, advertising agency, satire, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.3
 172K
Californication (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
TV show
Story: A self-loathing, alcoholic writer attempts to repair his damaged relationships with his daughter and her mother while combating sex addiction, a budding drug problem, and the seeming inability to avoid making bad decisions.
Style: sexy, dark humor, cynical, witty, humorous ...
Plot: womanizer, writer's life, sexual relations, lust, lifestyle, sexual activity, drugs/alcohol, writers, family life, strong sexual content, addiction, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: california, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.1
 21K
Hung (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Desperate times call for desperate measures and Ray Drecker's situation couldn't be much tougher. The former high school sports legend turned middle-aged high school basketball coach is divorced and struggling to provide for his kids when ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, dark humor, sexual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sexual relations, gigolo, lifestyle change, lifestyle, family life, adolescence, talented, new job, financial problem, family problems, strong sexual content, middle aged ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, detroit, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.4
 1K
Big Shots (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Four friends are at the top of their game...until the women in their lives enter the room. Lines between boardroom and bedroom blur when these competitive but dysfunctional CEOs take refuge in their friendship, discussing business, confiding ...
Style: realistic, psychological, captivating, light, sexy ...
Plot: friendship, infidelity, ceo, buddies, boss, workplace intrigue, corporate world, power relations, success, mistress, workplace, business ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 8.5
 75K
Louie (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Louis C.K. stars as a fictionalized version of himself; a comedian and newly divorced father raising his two daughters in New York City.
Style: dark humor, sincere, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: single parent, comedian, midlife crisis, performer's life, family relations, city life, loneliness, frustration, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, parenthood, everyday life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 8.5
 6K
Rake (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Rake is an Australian television series, produced by Essential Media and Entertainment, that first aired on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's ABC1 in 2010. It stars Richard Roxburgh as rake Cleaver Greene, a brilliant but ...
Style: semi serious, witty, humorous, captivating, light ...
Plot: lawyer, trial, rivalry, career, courtroom, judge, dedicated lawyer, against the rules, deal, intrigue, crimes, petty criminal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.5
 7K
Enlightened (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
TV show
Story: Enlightened follows the story of Amy, a self-destructive executive, who, after a very public breakdown and a subsequent philosophical awakening in rehabilitation, tries to get her life back together.
Style: tragicomedy, humorous, sincere, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: self discovery, starting over, workplace situations, midlife crisis, coping, family relations, optimism, sanity, coworker, ex couple relations, mental disorder, mental disorders ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.4
 254
K Street (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: K Street is a 2003 HBO television series about lobbyists and politicians in Washington, D.C. It was named for a street that is home to many lobbying and legal firms.
Style: clever, cynical, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: lobbyist, politics, realism, campaign, rivalry, dishonesty, workplace, ambition, state affairs, workplace intrigue, political satire, fictional reality show ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Lipstick Jungle (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Lipstick Jungle is an American comedy-drama television series created by DeAnn Heline and Eileen Heisler for NBC Universal Television Studio. The hour-long series was based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Candace Bushnell, who also ...
Style: talky, sexy, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: rivalry, friends, ambition, career woman, family life, thirtysomething life, workplace intrigue, city life, workplace situations, workplace, best friends, office ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.7
 25K
Nurse Jackie (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 27 min.
TV show
Story: Every day is a matter of life and death in a hectic New York City hospital, but for Nurse Jackie that's the easiest part. Between chronic back pain that won't quit, and a personal life on the constant edge of collapse, it's going to ...
Style: tragicomedy, cynical, semi serious, realistic, dark humor ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: addiction, nurse, hospital, drugs/alcohol, doctors and patients, friendship, workplace situations, drug abuse, against the rules, conflict, staff, responsibility ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 8.7
 121K
Six Feet Under (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: A darkly comic look at members of a dysfunctional L.A. family that run a funeral business.  When death is your business, what is your life? For the Fisher family, the world outside of their family-owned funeral home continues to be at least as ...
Style: dark humor, psychological, emotional, contemplative, surreal ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, death, family business, dysfunctional family, gay, funeral home, dealing with death, hopes, self discovery, mortician, workplace problem, life changing experience ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Cashmere Mafia (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Cashmere Mafia is an American television comedy-drama which ran on ABC from January 6, 2008 to February 20, 2008. The series was created by Kevin Wade, who also served as executive producer alongside Darren Star, Gail Katz, Jeff Rake and Michael ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, sexy, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: ambitious woman, relationship vs career, friendship, lifestyle, love and romance, workplace, workplace situations, couple relations, best friends, gender, ambition, city life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 8.5
 99K
The Office (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The Office is a British sitcom television series that was first broadcast in the United Kingdom on BBC Two on 9 July 2001. Created, written, and directed by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, the programme is about the day-to-day lives of office ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, not serious, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: office, employer employee relationship, boss, workplace, job, boss and employee, coworker, everyday life, goofy hero, workplace problem, disorder, frustration ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 8.4
 158K
Entourage (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
TV show
Story: Film star Vince Chase navigates the vapid terrain of Los Angeles with a close circle of friends and his trusty agent.
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, not serious, cynical ...
Plot: actor, hollywood, buddies, fame, friendship, producer, wealth, celebrity, lifestyle, actor's life, rising to stardom, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: los angeles, california, beverly hills, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A behind-the-scenes look at a fictional sketch-comedy TV show.
Style: witty, realistic, semi serious, talky, humorous ...
Plot: tv show, workplace situations, showbiz, friendship, workplace problem, comedian, artists and showbiz, backstage, determination, renewed love, teamwork, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 8.2
 25K
Better Off Ted (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Better Off Ted is an American satirical situation comedy series, created by Victor Fresco, who also served as the show's Executive Producer. The series ran on the ABC network from March 18, 2009 to January 26, 2010. Better Off Ted focuses on ...
Style: humorous, witty, not serious, sitcom, offbeat ...
Plot: workplace, research, boss, office, workplace situations, corporate world, team, success, experiment, coworker, satire, ethics ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.3
 65K
Girls (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
TV show
Story: The assorted humiliations, disasters and rare triumphs of four very different twenty-something girls: Hannah, an aspiring writer; Marnie, an art gallery assistant and cousins Jessa and Shoshanna.
Style: realistic, witty, humorous, sexy, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: roommate, strong sexual content, female friendship, aspiring writer, friends, actor, ambitious, flirting, best friends, lifestyle, sexuality, everyday life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 8.6
 204K
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 8.2
 31K
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 ⇓
31%
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 7.9
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Tanner '88 (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 353 min.
TV show
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: witty, humorous, clever, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: politics, election, satire, self discovery, media satire, parents and children, fish out of water, family relations, disorder, campaign, network, realism ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.6
 53K
Nip/Tuck (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Hotshot plastic surgeons Dr. Sean McNamara and Dr. Christian Troy experience full-blown midlife crises as they confront career, family and romance problems.
Style: sexy, realistic, stylized, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: womanizer, family problems, family relations, plastic surgery, friendship, ethics, physical appearance, jealousy, doctor, surgical operation, career, therapy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: miami, florida, usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.3
 8K
Fairly Legal (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 41 min.
TV show
Story: Kate Reed is a firm believer that justice can always be found--even if it's not always in the courtroom. Once a lawyer at her family's esteemed San Francisco firm, Kate's frustration with the legal system led her to a new career as a ...
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, sincere, realistic
Plot: boss and employee, law firm, female lawyer, family relations, starting over, introspection, workplace situations, parents and children, death of parent, workplace, power relations, career change ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.6
 6K
Titus (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Titus is an American dark comedy sitcom that debuted on Fox in 2000. The series was created by its star, Christopher Titus, Jack Kenny, and Brian Hargrove. This sitcom was based on Christopher's stand-up comedy act, more specifically his ...
Style: humorous, witty, cynical, dark humor, tragicomedy ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, suicide, mechanic, comedian, family problems, childhood, siblings relations, workplace romance, suburban life, parents and children, white trash, mental patient ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Vacuuming Completely Nude in Paradise (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Tommy is a vacuum cleaner salesman gripped by the fever of closing the deal. He lives on puffa rice stored in his glove compartment, listens to motivation tapes of his own voice shouting 'Sell, sell, fucking sell' and his punters are up to ...
Style: humorous, dark humor, talky, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: partners, odd couple, job seeking, working class, fish out of water, introspection, self discovery, reluctant partners, blind ambition, ambition, contests and competitions, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.4
 1K
Happyland (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 21 min.
TV show
Story: Having grown up in a world of manufactured happiness, Lucy, the cynical teenage daughter of a idealistic theme park princess mom, wants to get out and experience something real. When Ian, the new park owner's son, arrives and sweeps her off her ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: parents and children, fall in love, theme park, dysfunctional family, workplace situations, workplace, love and romance, teenage love, teenage life, teenager, coming of age, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 8.3
 237K
Scrubs (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: In the unreal world of Sacred Heart Hospital, John "J.D" Dorian learns the ways of medicine, friendship and life.
Style: sitcom, witty, humorous, sincere, surreal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mentor, friendship, doctor, doctors and patients, workplace situations, hospital, workplace romance, love and romance, nurse, roommate, interracial relations, verbal byplay ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%