Movies and TV shows like Mad Men

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Mad Men (2007)
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Mad Men (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 47 min.
Story: Mad Men is set in the 1960s, initially at the fictional Sterling Cooper advertising agency on Madison Avenue in New York City, and later at the newly created firm, Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce, located nearby in the Time-Life Building, at 1271 Avenue of the Americas. According to the show's pilot, the phrase "mad men" was a slang term coined in the 1950s by advertisers working on Madison Avenue to refer to themselves. The focal point of the series is Don Draper, creative director at Sterling Cooper and a founding partner at Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce, and the people in his life, both in and out of the office. The plot focuses on the business of the agencies as well as the personal lives of the characters, regularly depicting the changing moods and social mores of the United States in the 1960s.
Style: atmospheric, serious, captivating, stylized, clever, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: family problems, womanizer, workplace, advertising, career, ambition, advertising agency, sexism, office, cigarette smoking, boss and employee, crumbling marriage, workplace intrigue, urban, americana, adultery, infidelity, secretary, housewife, career woman, ambitious, young woman, jewish, struggle, businessman ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa

Most similar movies to Mad Men

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, stylized and captivating films and TV series with plots about workplace, workplace situations, ambition, dishonesty, power relations, couples and boss and employee mostly in Drama, Crime and Romance genres. Some movies like Mad Men: Mr Selfridge (2013), Suits (2011), House of Cards (2013), Ray Donovan (2013), Halt and Catch Fire (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Mr Selfridge (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Mr. Selfridge recounts the real life story of the flamboyant and visionary American founder of Selfridge's, London's lavish department store. Set in 1909 London, when women were reveling in a new sense of freedom and modernity, it follows ...
Style: stylized, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: businessman, rise to the top, visionary, high society, department store, american in the uk, owner, ambitious, fashion, materialism, urban, lifestyle ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, edwardian era
Place: england, london
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100%
 8.6
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Suits (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
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: captivating, witty, talky, stylized, serious ...
Audience: family outing, date night, boys' night
Plot: prodigy, hotshot lawyer, lawyer, boss and employee, mentor, success, legal, law firm, rivalry, deal, blackmail, rivals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.8
 425K
House of Cards (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 51 min.
Story: Set in present day Washington, D.C., House of Cards is the story of Frank Underwood, a ruthless and cunning politician, and his wife Claire who will stop at nothing to conquer everything. This wicked political drama penetrates the shadowy world of ...
Style: serious, captivating, tense, witty, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manipulations, politics, political intrigue, political corruption, state affairs, lobbyist, blind ambition, intrigue, white house, dishonesty, power relations, blackmail ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c., u.s. capitol building
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 8.3
 68K
Ray Donovan (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Set in the sprawling mecca of the rich and famous, Ray Donovan does the dirty work for LA's top power players, and makes their problems disappear. His father's unexpected release from prison sets off a chain of events that shakes the ...
Style: serious, clever, captivating, tense, realistic ...
Plot: crimes, blackmail, power relations, family problems, identity crisis, hollywood, businessman, teamwork, family secret, intrigue, millionaire, cover up ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Halt and Catch Fire (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, serious, clever, captivating, melancholic
Plot: programmer, supportive spouse, workplace situations, computers and web, relationship vs career, rivalry, computer system, partners, dishonesty, ego clash, laptop, financial problem ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, texas, dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 16K
Boss (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 56 min.
Story: Boss is an American political drama television serial created by Farhad Safinia. The series stars Kelsey Grammer as Tom Kane, the mayor of Chicago, who has recently been diagnosed with dementia with Lewy bodies, a degenerative neurological disorder.
Style: stylized, serious, clever, captivating, tense ...
Plot: politics, mayor, political intrigue, ambition, journalist, corruption, boss, dementia, marriage, scheme, career, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois
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100%
 8.0
 33K
The Affair (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Affair explores the emotional effects of an extramarital relationship between Noah Solloway and Alison Lockhart after the two meet in the resort town of Montauk in Long Island. Noah is a New York City schoolteacher with one novel published (book ...
Style: psychological, serious, emotional, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: infidelity, crumbling marriage, love affair, adultery, life turned upside down, strong sexual content, couple relations, parents and children, haunted by the past, family problems, love and romance, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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45%
 8.0
 9K
The Hour (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A behind-the-scenes drama and espionage thriller in Cold War-era England that centers on a journalist, a producer, and an anchorman for an investigative news programme.
Style: stylized, atmospheric, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: reporter, workplace romance, workplace situations, crimes, state affairs, unfulfillment, coworker, politics, journalist, boss, unfulfilled love, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.0
 18K
Pan Am (2011)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Pan Am is an American period drama television series created by writer Jack Orman. Named for the iconic Pan American World Airways, the series features the pilots and stewardesses of the airline as it operated in the early 1960s at the beginning of ...
Style: sentimental, sexy, realistic, serious, stylized
Plot: stewardess, pilot, airplane, passenger, sexism, lifestyle, boss, ambition, airport, hot and sexy, coworker, workplace situations ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 60s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 50K
Nip/Tuck (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
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: realistic, stylized, disturbing, serious, witty ...
Plot: womanizer, physical appearance, family problems, friendship, therapy, clinic, doctor, ethics, doctors and patients, jealousy, family relations, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: miami, florida, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.3
 4K
Satisfaction (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: A provocative drama that explores modern marriage at its midpoint. Through the lens of one couple, Neil Truman and his wife, Grace, this series answers the question, “What do you do when having it all is not enough?” by delving into their ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, gloomy
Plot: infidelity, family problems, dishonesty, couple relations, marriage, crumbling marriage, under the surface, couples, casual sex, unfulfillment, adultery, jealousy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 8.4
 51K
Billions (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A complex drama about power politics in the world of New York high finance. Shrewd, savvy U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades and the brilliant, ambitious hedge fund king Bobby "Axe" Axelrod are on an explosive collision course, with each using ...
Style: entertaining, captivating, thought provoking, twists and turns, suspense
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: rivalry, money, dialogue, stock exchange, husband wife relationship, friendship, district attorney, wealth, businessman, family relations, dishonesty, investor ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 288
The $treet (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The $treet is an American television drama series that aired on Fox in 2000. 11 episodes were produced and 6 aired in the U.S. The series was about a small brokerage house called Belmont Stevens located in New York and the lives of its employees. ...
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, captivating
Plot: wall street, workplace intrigue, workplace situations, relationship vs career, corporate crimes, ambition, workplace, stock broker, teaching the ways of the world, thirtysomething life, urban, power relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.3
 1K
Trust Me (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The series revolves around Rothman, Greene, and Moore, a fictional advertising firm. The storylines center on the difficulties of securing accounts and the characters' personal lives.
Style: captivating, realistic, stylized, humorous, witty ...
Plot: workplace, workaholic, partners, female partner, couples, ambition, advertising, promotion, workplace intrigue, friends, friendship, relationship vs career ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.0
 262
C.P.W. (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Central Park West is an American prime time television soap opera that ran from September 1995 to June 1996 on CBS. The series was created and executive produced by Melrose Place's Darren Star. As the title suggests, CPW was set in New York, in ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, sentimental
Plot: rivalry, couples, couple relations, workplace situations, boss and employee, city life, workplace intrigue, intern, power relations, workplace, lifestyle, urban ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Astronaut Wives Club (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Based on the book by Lily Koppel, this 10 episode limited series tells the story of the women who were key players behind some of the biggest events in American history. As America’s astronauts were launched on death-defying missions, Life ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: astronaut, supportive spouse, space and aliens, relationship vs career, parents and children, family relations, chases and races, americana, couple relations, ambition, best friends, workplace ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 8.2
 292
The Defenders (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Defenders is an American courtroom drama series that ran on CBS from 1961–1965. It starred E. G. Marshall and Robert Reed as father-and-son defense attorneys who specialized in legally complex cases, with defendants such as neo-Nazis, ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, thought provoking, talky ...
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, lawyer, lawyers and clients, workplace situations, parents and children, workplace, defense attorney, legal, family relations, society, parent child relationship ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.5
 1K
Big Shots (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: sexy, realistic, stylized, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: housewife, friendship, casual sex, infidelity, ex couple relations, ambition, power relations, mistress, workplace, dishonesty, buddies, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
I'll Take Manhattan (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 375 min.
Story: Maxi Amberville tries to save the magazine empire her father built, but her treacherous uncle stands in her way.
Style: serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, betrayal, pregnancy, dishonesty, lovers reunited, parents and children, love and romance, unfulfillment, family in crisis, inheritance, eccentric family, couples ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, england, usa, europe, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.3
 784
Ordinary Lies (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Exploring what happens when a bunch of white lies spiral out of control and the effect it has on an ordinary group of colleagues and friends.
Style: captivating, serious, witty, realistic
Plot: workplace, boss, human nature, couples, family problems, dishonesty, disorder, workplace situations, crumbling marriage, boss and employee, power relations, car salesman
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Dirty Sexy Money (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: The Darling family's obscene wealth and enormous power makes them easy targets for their rivals, enemies, and the tabloids. Patriarch Tripp uses his money and influence to shield his five adult children from the prying eyes of the world. As ...
Style: realistic, serious, talky, sexy, sexual ...
Plot: lawyer, dysfunctional family, dedicated lawyer, eccentric family, family life, family problems, loss of parent, heir heiress, workplace situations, master and servant, mogul, wealthy family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Made in Jersey (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: A young working-class woman who uses her street smarts to compete among her pedigreed Manhattan colleagues at a prestigious New York law firm.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, talky
Plot: law firm, jury, legal, urban, ambition, workplace, lawsuit, unsupportive coworkers, workplace situations, lawyer, italian american
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.1
 3K
The Slap (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: A family drama that explodes from one small incident where a man slaps another couple's misbehaving child. This seemingly minor domestic dispute pulls the family apart, exposes long-held secrets, and ignites a lawsuit that challenges the core ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic
Plot: couples, family problems, friendship, infidelity, family relations, family in crisis, couple relations, dishonesty, friends, domestic violence, suburbs, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 7.0
 4K
L.A. Law (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
Story: L.A. Law is an American television legal drama series that ran for eight seasons on NBC from September 15, 1986, to May 19, 1994. Created by Steven Bochco and Terry Louise Fisher, it contained many of Bochco's trademark features including a ...
Style: serious, stylized, clever, realistic
Plot: law firm, lawsuit, courtroom drama, lawyer, boss and employee, dedicated lawyer, workplace situations, legal, society, ego clash, workplace, hypocrisy ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.8
 9K
The Paradise (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: An intoxicating love story set in England's first department store in the 1870s. The Paradise revolves around the lives of the people who live and work in the store, each bound in their own way by the power of the world they live in, and the ...
Style: captivating, stylized, realistic, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: fashion, love and romance, workplace situations, love affair, high society, department store, urban, rise to the top, workplace, power relations, ambition, shopping ...
Time: 1900s, 19th century, 20th century, victorian era, 1870s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 8.6
 95K
The Newsroom (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: A behind-the-scenes look at the people who make a nightly cable-news program. Focusing on a network anchor, his new executive producer, the newsroom staff and their boss, the series tracks their quixotic mission to do the news well in the face of ...
Style: clever, sincere, stylized, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: journalist, politics, news, journalism, media, ethics, tv news, intelligence, troubled, boss and employee, verbal byplay, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Strong Medicine (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The lives of staff in the womens' health clinic of a fictitious hospital in Philadelphia.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, emotional
Audience: girls' night
Plot: hospital, clinic, workplace situations, feminism, workplace, lifesaver, lifestyle, doctors and patients, family relations, boss and employee, gender, social differences ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, philadelphia, medical school
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.7
 8K
Faces (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: An old married man leaves his wife for a younger woman. Shortly after, his ex-wife also begins a relationship with a younger partner.
Style: talky, biting, sincere, serious, clever ...
Plot: prostitute, infidelity, divorce, love, adultery, dysfunctional family, introspection, society, friendship, destiny, family problems, family life ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.5
 25K
Las Vegas (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Las Vegas is an American television series broadcast by NBC from September 22, 2003 to February 15, 2008. The show focuses on a team of people working at the fictional Montecito Resort & Casino dealing with issues that arise within the working ...
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, sexy, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: casino, gambling, team, cheating, cons and scams, hot and sexy, businessman, workplace, boss and employee, parents and children, lifestyle, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Flesh and Bone (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A talented but emotionally troubled dancer runs away to New York City and quickly finds herself immersed in the cutthroat world of professional ballet.
Style: atmospheric, serious, stylized, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: ballet, rivalry, dance, incest, urban, mentally unstable, ambition, dancer's life, performer's life, artists and showbiz, dancer, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%