Movies and TV shows like Californication

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Californication (2007)
 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, sexual, realistic, semi serious, erotic
Plot: womanizer, writer's life, sexual relations, lust, lifestyle, drugs/alcohol, sexual activity, writers, family life, strong sexual content, addiction, family problems, couples, sex addict, family relations, creative block, hollywood, perversion, looking for sex, hot and sexy, dysfunctional family, sex, sex scene, agent, young woman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: california, usa, new york

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Most similar movies to Californication

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and sexy films and TV series with plots about couples, family relations, lifestyle, couple relations, love and romance, profanity and friendship mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Californication: Hung (2009), Rake (2010), Entourage (2004), Shameless (2011), You're the Worst (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 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 ⇓
77%
 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 ⇓
74%
 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 ⇓
65%
 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 ⇓
54%
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You're the Worst (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Narcissistic, brash, and self-destructive Jimmy thinks all relationships are doomed. Cynical, people-pleasing, and stubborn Gretchen knows that relationships aren't for her. So when they meet at a wedding, it's only natural that the two of ...
Style: realistic, sitcom, humorous, light, bad taste humour ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: sexual activity, love hate relationship, couple relations, best friends, infidelity, doubts and hesitations, love and romance, couples, depression, sex scene, cynic, self destructing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 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 ⇓
54%
 6.5
 229K
Don Jon (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A New Jersey guy dedicated to his family, friends, and church, develops unrealistic expectations from watching porn and works to find happiness and intimacy with his potential true love.
Style: sexual, realistic, humorous, semi serious, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: sex, masturbation, sex addict, sexuality, pornography, looking for sex, male masturbation, womanizer, older woman younger man relationship, sexual fantasy, obsession, introspection ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 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 ⇓
33%
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 8.3
 25K
Rescue Me (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Rescue Me revolves around the lives of the men in a New York City firehouse, the crew of 62 Truck. Examining the fraternal nature and relationships of firefighters, the series tackles the daily drama of the life-and-death situations associated with ...
Style: psychological, realistic, semi serious, dark humor, thought provoking ...
Plot: rescue, alcohol abuse, divorce, fire department, danger, heroes, firefighter, life is a bitch, workplace, teamwork, team, heroic ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Sex and the City (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Based on the bestselling book by Candace Bushnell, Sex and the City tells the story of four best friends, all single and in their late thirties, as they pursue their careers and talk about their sex lives, all while trying to survive the New York ...
Style: witty, sentimental, stylized, sexual, talky ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: female friendship, looking for love, best friends, couple relations, sex, sexual intercourse, sexual attraction, looking for sex, everyday life, city life, up and down relationship, sexual relations ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, 20th century, contemporary, 1990s ...
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa, manhattan, new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Love & Other Drugs (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Maggie, an alluring free spirit who won't let anyone - or anything - tie her down. But she meets her match in Jamie, whose relentless and nearly infallible charm serve him well with the ladies and in the cutthroat world of pharmaceutical sales. ...
Style: sexy, sexual, realistic, semi serious, romantic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: romance, sexual relations, womanizer, casual sex, sex, female removes her clothes, couple relations, love, workplace situations, caught having sex, flirting, fighting illness ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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, ...
Style: cynical, realistic, semi serious, suspense, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: greed, hotshot hero, casual sex, power relations, workplace situations, hotshot, drugs/alcohol, powerful corporation, ethics, flirting, profanity, satire ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The story of Peter McGowan, a chain-smoking, impotent, insomniac playwright who lives in Los Angeles. Once very successful, he is now in the tenth year of a decade-long string of production failures. He finds himself bonding with a new ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: midlife crisis, single parent, dog, family life, parents and children, introspection, couple relations, family problems, family relations, couples, unfulfillment, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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 ⇓
50%
 6.9
 678
Out of Order (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
TV show
Story: I suppose this is the story of the beauty and brutality of a long-term marriage as seen through the eyes of a writer who aspires to make art, but makes his living writing popcorn movies. Someone who wants to be a good man, but finds himself ...
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, dark humor, sexual ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, midlife crisis, infidelity, love affair, family problems, crumbling marriage, life is a bitch, unlikely couple, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, adultery, self discovery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 4.4
 232
Show Me Yours (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Show Me Yours is a Canadian comedy television series originally aired on Showcase between May 26, 2004 and May 31, 2005.
Style: witty, humorous, realistic, semi serious, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: writer's life, unlikely couple, couple relations, sexual relations, couples, romance, male female relationship, nudity (full frontal - brief), psychologist, sexual content, anthropologist, aquarium ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Mind of the Married Man (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The Mind of the Married Man is a television series that ran on the HBO network for two seasons consisting of twenty episodes between September 2001 and November 2002. The story attempts to focus on the challenges of modern-day married life from a ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, sitcom, clever ...
Plot: battle of the sexes, introspection, up and down relationship, fall in love, lifestyle, couples, midlife crisis, friendship, coping, gender, sexual relations, family life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 4.5
 893
The Ape (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A young writer, nearing a mental breakdown caused by his family and boss, moves into an apartment occupied by a walking, talking, foul-mouthed ape in a Hawaiian shirt and Converse High Tops.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, dark humor, captivating ...
Plot: unlikely couple, love and romance, fall in love, lifestyle, mentally unstable, couples, midlife crisis, writer's life, family life, nothing goes right, misfit, social misfits ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 7.2
 1K
Call Me Fitz (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
TV show
Story: A morally bankrupt car salesman is forced to become business partners with his inner conscience, an off-beat do gooder intent on healing Fitz's mangled psyche, one hilarious disaster at a time.
Style: realistic, dark humor, humorous, semi serious, captivating ...
Plot: used car salesman, partners, workplace, workplace situations, profanity, disorder, family relations, strong sexual content, self involved, salesman, lifestyle, dysfunctional character ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
 6.2
 3K
Valeria (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
TV show
Story: A writer in a creative and marital crisis finds refuge and support in her three best friends. Based on the novels by Elisabet Benavent.
Style: witty, humorous, twists and turns, stylized, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, extramarital affair, sexually dissatisfied wife, friendship, writers, doubt, marital crisis, cheating wife, creative block, bigger dreams, bare breasts, jealousy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Tim Alexander's A Mother's Love (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Regina Reynolds is a strong black woman in the truest sense -- but her taste for the good life doesn't necessarily include her husband, Marcus, or her daughter, Monica. It's going to take a mother's unconditional love to pray Regina ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, realistic, semi serious, christian film
Plot: parents and children, family life, couples, dysfunctional family, couple relations, family problems, family relations, marriage, black romance, strong female presence, gospel, christian ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
All American Orgy (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Three couples try group sex at a lakeside strawberry farm, naively hoping it will lead to enlightenment.
Style: sexy, humorous, not serious, realistic, sex comedy ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: sexual relations, battle of the sexes, looking for sex, couple relations, couples, strong sexual content, lifestyle, silly humor, resort, drugs/alcohol, mate swapping, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.0
 444
Exes & Ohs (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
TV show
Story: Exes & Ohs is an American and Canadian cable TV series that was launched on Logo on October 8, 2007, and Showcase in Canada. The show centres around the dating life of Jennifer, a lesbian documentary filmmaker with a vivid fantasy life and a ...
Style: touching, humorous, witty, sexy, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lesbian, friends, couples, couple relations, best friends, romance, gender, love and romance, lifestyle, family relations, looking for love, sexual identity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 7.1
 395
Unscripted (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Unscripted is the on going tales of three out of work actors navigating the rough terrain of Los Angeles. In a land where the universal word for actors is "No", Unscripted takes a look at these three kind souls just trying to survive. ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, light, sexy ...
Plot: filmmaking, actor's life, showbiz, lifestyle, media, casting, aspiring actor, audition, hollywood, satire, media satire, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.2
 982
Anyone But Me (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
TV show
Story: Anyone But Me is a live-action, web television drama that first aired in 2008. The show is in serial short-format webisodes, each lasting between six and fifteen minutes, following the lives of a group of teenagers in New York City and Westchester ...
Style: touching, emotional, humorous, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: lesbian, teenage life, friends, lifestyle, youth, lesbian romance, love and romance, family relations, parents and children, gays and lesbians, long distance relationship, lesbian relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 4.3
 415
Raising Genius (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The film is about a boy who locks himself in the bathroom to work out math equations on the shower wall. The boy has obsessive compulsive parents. The boy is obsessed with a cheerleader named Lacy, who lives across the street from.
Style: psychological, humorous, realistic, semi serious, dark humor ...
Audience: teen comedy
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, prodigy, family life, eccentric family, lifestyle, society, youth, parents and children, couple relations, couples, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.1
 9K
The Details (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When a family of raccoons discover worms living underneath the sod in Jeff and Nealy's backyard, this pest problem begins a darkly comic and wild chain reaction of domestic tension, infidelity and murder.
Style: humorous, semi serious, dark humor, cynical, realistic
Plot: murder, infidelity, raccoon, lifestyle, life turned upside down, family problems, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, society, couples, disorder, under the surface ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Confessions of a Womanizer (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ritchie is the epitome of everything wrong with modern man: a pompous, foul-mouthed idiot, driven only to get the latest girl of the week Something changes after his first real relationship that includes Ritchie's two favorite things: frequent ...
Style: humorous, light, entertaining, captivating, semi serious ...
Plot: womanizer, friendship, couples, prostitute, sexual relations, fall in love, romance, disorder, society, love and romance, transsexual, best friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
American Cowslip (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In Blythe, California, a small town in the remote California desert, Ethan Inglebrink is an eccentric, agoraphobic heroin addict who is obsessed with his garden. This dark comedy follows the last days of Ethan's life as he struggles to find ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, dark humor, cynical, realistic ...
Plot: friends, life is a bitch, drug abuse, contests and competitions, ambition, addiction, drugs/alcohol, buddies, couples, siblings relations, eviction, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Gooische Vrouwen (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Gooische Vrouwen (Vipers Nest) is based on a very popular Dutch TV series and can be described as a Dutch variation of Sex and the City and Desperate Housewives. The film tells the story of four girlfriends who live in the bourgeois area ‘t Gooi, ...
Style: semi serious, touching, witty, humorous, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, love and romance, couple relations, dishonesty, lifestyle, love affair, family relations, family problems, unfulfillment, social relations, couples, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%