Movies and TV shows like Mad Men

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Mad Men (2007)
 8.6
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Mad Men (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 47 min.
TV show
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: workplace, family problems, advertising agency, womanizer, boss and employee, advertising, boss, career, ambition, workplace intrigue, americana, sexism, career woman, office, cigarette smoking, adultery, businessman, crumbling marriage, lifestyle, infidelity, coworker, urban, secretary, housewife, ambitious ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york

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Most similar movies to Mad Men

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and stylized films and TV series with plots about workplace, workplace situations, ambition, power relations, dishonesty, couples and boss and employee mostly in Drama, Romance and Crime genres. Some movies like Mad Men: The Affair (2014), Pan Am (2011), Suits (2011), House of Cards (2013), The Hour (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Affair (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, emotional, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: infidelity, crumbling marriage, adultery, husband wife relationship, life turned upside down, love affair, family problems, parents and children, dishonesty, strong sexual content, sexual relations, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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 7.0
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Pan Am (2011)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
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: stylized, sentimental, realistic, serious, sexy
Plot: stewardess, pilot, airport, airline, airplane, workplace problem, sexual tension, workplace, boss, passenger, coworker, new job ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: usa, new york, paris france
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100%
 8.4
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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: boys' night, date night, family outing
Plot: lawyer, hotshot lawyer, law firm, mentor, success, mastermind, ambition, ambitious, workplace situations, prodigy, deal, rivals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 8.7
 480K
House of Cards (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 51 min.
TV show
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, cynical, witty, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: politics, manipulations, manipulation, political intrigue, state affairs, lobbyist, political corruption, intrigue, blind ambition, media, white house, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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63%
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The Hour (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: serious, atmospheric, stylized, realistic, tense
Plot: reporter, workplace romance, uncover truth, ambition, workplace, love triangle, investigation, media coverage, career, rivalry, boss, workplace situations ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, rivalry, partners, ego clash, dishonesty, computer system, relationship vs career ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, texas, dallas texas
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67%
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Mr Selfridge (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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, high society, visionary, ambitious, materialism, success, lifestyle, workplace, ambition, marriage, boss ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, edwardian era
Place: england, london
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25%
The Astronaut Wives Club (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
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: captivating, serious, realistic, psychological
Plot: astronaut, family relations, relationship vs career, ambition, best friends, couples, nasa, parents and children, strong female presence, space program, female bonding, chases and races ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1950s, 50s, 1960s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Boss (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 56 min.
TV show
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: rough, serious, captivating, clever, realistic ...
Plot: mayor, political intrigue, politics, career, ambition, boss, mental illness, dementia, life is a bitch, dishonesty, election, ambitious ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 36K
Masters of Sex (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: William Masters and Virginia Johnson are real-life pioneers of the science of human sexuality. Their research touched off the sexual revolution and took them from a midwestern teaching hospital to the cover of Time magazine and multiple appearances ...
Style: sexual, sexy, realistic, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: strong sexual content, sexual exploration, sexuality, sex, sexual relations, masturbation, couple relations, sexual identity, sexual dysfunction, infidelity, determination, unconventional method ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, 1950s, 1960s ...
Place: usa, missouri
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80%
 7.0
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L.A. Law (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
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: realistic, stylized, clever, serious
Plot: legal action, law firm, courtroom drama, lawsuit, legal, lawyer, workplace situations, office, hypocrisy, dedicated lawyer, hotshot lawyer, boss and employee ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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100%
 7.6
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Magic City (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Set in 1959 Miami, Florida shortly after the Cuban Revolution, Magic City tells the story of Ike Evans, the owner of Miami's most glamorous hotel, the Miramar Playa. Evans is forced to make an ill-fated deal with Miami mob boss Ben Diamond to ...
Style: tense, atmospheric, stylized, serious, realistic ...
Plot: mob boss, hotel, organized crime, maid, businessman, gangsters, lifestyle, intrigue, ambition, power struggle, rivalry, dishonesty ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1959
Place: miami, usa, miami beach
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, plastic surgery, family problems, family relations, friendship, doctor, ethics, physical appearance, nudity (full frontal - brief), jealousy, surgical operation, career ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: miami, florida, usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 1K
Trust Me (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: realistic, captivating, psychological, atmospheric, witty ...
Plot: workplace, advertising, workplace intrigue, relationship vs career, friendship, partners, ambition, promotion, boss and employee, workaholic, advertising agency, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois
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33%
 8.6
 109K
The Newsroom (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
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: realistic, clever, sincere, serious, semi serious ...
Plot: journalist, politics, tv news, news, journalism, intelligence, ethics, against the rules, workplace, rebellion, ambitious, power of media ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Ordinary Lies (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: realistic, witty, serious, captivating
Plot: workplace, boss, couples, family problems, human nature, workplace situations, power relations, crumbling marriage, boss and employee, disorder, dishonesty, white lie ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
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31%
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The $treet (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: captivating, thought provoking, serious, realistic
Plot: wall street, ambition, rise to the top, stock broker, corporate crimes, workplace, power relations, thirtysomething life, blind ambition, teaching the ways of the world, uninhibited rivalry, relationship vs career ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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31%
 7.2
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Satisfaction (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
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: serious, realistic, tense, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: husband wife relationship, marriage, crumbling marriage, family problems, adultery, couple relations, dishonesty, infidelity, dysfunctional marriage, under the surface, male escort, casual sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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August (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: August is a 2008 drama film directed by Austin Chick and produced by 57th & Irving. The screenplay by Howard A. Rodman focuses on two brothers, ambitious dot-com entrepreneurs attempting to keep their company afloat as the stock market ...
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, suspense, touching
Plot: wall street, family relations, workplace, rise and fall, ambition, siblings relations, parents and children, down on your luck, life is a bitch, brother brother relationship, father son relationship, 9/11 ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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100%
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The Slap (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
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, psychological, captivating
Plot: family problems, couples, family relations, domestic violence, friendship, infidelity, suburbs, parents and children, couple relations, family in crisis, dishonesty, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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28%
 7.0
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The Deep End (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Deep End is an American television series created by David Hemingson and produced by 20th Century Fox Television for the ABC television network. Starring Mehcad Brooks, Matt Long, Tina Majorino, Clancy Brown, and Billy Zane, the show follows ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, captivating, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: law firm, corporate world, lawsuit, lawyer, rivalry, lawyers and clients, workplace, lifestyle, power relations, legal, ambition, boss and employee ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles
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28%
 7.7
 11K
The Paradise (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: love and romance, workplace situations, fashion, high society, love affair, flirting, rise to the top, eligible bachelor, workplace, ambition, nouveau riche, ambitious ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s, 20th century, 1870s, victorian era
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Dirty Sexy Money (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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, stylized ...
Plot: lawyer, dysfunctional family, wealthy family, family problems, eccentric family, family life, lifestyle, dedicated lawyer, workplace situations, mogul, master and servant, heir ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Made in Jersey (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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: realistic, talky, serious, captivating
Plot: law firm, lawyer, workplace, lawsuit, jury, ambition, workplace situations, legal, rivalry, society, urban, unsupportive coworkers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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27%
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Six Degrees (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
TV show
Story: Six Degrees is an American dramatic television series about six residents of New York City and their respective relationships and connections with one another, based on the idea of six degrees of separation. It premiered on September 21, 2006, ...
Style: sincere, serious, captivating, touching, contemplative ...
Plot: love affair, lifestyle, haunted by the past, starting over, friendship, idealism, destiny, social problems, human nature, career, struggle, coincidence ...
Place: new york, usa
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26%
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Lucky 7 (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: What would you do if you won the lottery? How would it change your life? Follow a group of seven gas station employees in Queens, New York, who have been chipping into a lottery pool for years, never thinking they'd actually win. They need to ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, captivating
Plot: lottery, family relations, working class, workplace, parents and children, couple relations, society, change of luck, siblings relations, bittersweet, couples, gas station ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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26%
Olive Kitteridge (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 239 min.
TV show
Story: The story focuses on a middle-school math teacher Olive and her relationship with Henry which spans 25 years over the four parts. It is based on Elizabeth Strout’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel.
Style: meditative, realistic, atmospheric, serious, sincere ...
Plot: small town life, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family problems, maturity, family relations, couple relations, elderly, couples, family, loneliness, under the surface ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new england, usa, maine, california
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26%
Strong Medicine (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The lives of staff in the womens' health clinic of a fictitious hospital in Philadelphia.
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: hospital, clinic, workplace, workplace situations, doctors and patients, boss and employee, lifesaver, family relations, lifestyle, feminism, parents and children, moral dilemma ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Commander in Chief (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Commander in Chief is an American drama television series that focused on the fictional administration and family of Mackenzie Allen, the first female President of the United States, who ascends to the post from the Vice Presidency after the death ...
Style: sincere, clever, serious, realistic, talky ...
Plot: white house, female politician, politics, head of state, rise to the top, president, idealism, workplace intrigue, americana, workplace situations, workplace, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
I'll Take Manhattan (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 375 min.
TV show
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, pregnancy, betrayal, family relations, lovers reunited, family in crisis, parents and children, unfulfillment, dishonesty, love and romance, inheritance, eccentric family ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, england, usa, europe, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%