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, stylized, clever, captivating, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: family problems, womanizer, workplace, advertising agency, ambition, career, office, advertising, sexism, workplace intrigue, cigarette smoking, urban, americana, crumbling marriage, boss and employee, adultery, housewife, career woman, infidelity, secretary, ambitious, workplace situations, power relations, society, under the surface ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa

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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, dishonesty, power relations, couples and boss and employee mostly in Drama, Romance and Crime genres. Some movies like Mad Men: Halt and Catch Fire (2014), Mr Selfridge (2013), Suits (2011), House of Cards (2013), Boss (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, computers and web, workplace situations, laptop, supportive spouse, blind ambition, partners, ego clash, relationship vs career, dishonesty, rivalry, computer system ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, texas, dallas texas
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100%
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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, serious, realistic
Plot: businessman, rise to the top, visionary, american in the uk, department store, high society, ambition, urban, workplace, boss and employee, workplace situations, fashion ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, edwardian era
Place: england, london
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100%
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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: witty, captivating, talky, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing, date night
Plot: prodigy, hotshot lawyer, boss and employee, lawyer, mentor, legal, success, impostor, 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, cynical, clever, captivating, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manipulations, political intrigue, politics, state affairs, political corruption, blind ambition, lobbyist, intrigue, white house, postmodernism, drugs/alcohol, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, u.s. capitol building, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 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: talky, rough, serious, tense, realistic ...
Plot: politics, political intrigue, mayor, dementia, ambition, boss, journalist, corruption, blind ambition, marriage, career, scheme ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
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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, strong sexual content, life turned upside down, couple relations, parents and children, family problems, haunted by the past, dishonesty, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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54%
 8.0
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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: serious, stylized, atmospheric, realistic, tense
Plot: reporter, journalism, love triangle, tv news, tv show, workplace situations, politics, media, state affairs, workplace, espionage, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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: stylized, serious, realistic, sentimental, sexy
Plot: stewardess, pilot, airplane, oldies, workplace situations, parent child relationship, airline, airport, workplace, espionage, ambition, undercover ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 60s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: captivating, serious, thought provoking, realistic
Plot: wall street, blind ambition, rise to the top, urban, city life, relationship vs career, workplace situations, thirtysomething life, ambition, workplace, power relations, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 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, semi serious, humorous, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: workplace, friendship, workplace intrigue, advertising agency, workplace situations, ambition, partners, friends, boss and employee, relationship vs career, couples, advertising ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 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: sexual, realistic, disturbing, stylized, serious ...
Plot: womanizer, physical appearance, clinic, family problems, family relations, friendship, jealousy, therapy, ethics, doctor, plastic surgery, plastic surgeon ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: miami, florida, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 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, friendship, stock exchange, district attorney, husband wife relationship, life philosophy, investor, lifestyle, ambition, corruption ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: serious, emotional, sentimental, realistic, touching
Plot: city life, workplace intrigue, workplace situations, urban, workplace, boss and employee, couple relations, rivalry, couples, power relations, intern, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city
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43%
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, captivating, realistic
Plot: astronaut, supportive spouse, couple relations, nasa, ambition, couples, space and aliens, best friends, parents and children, relationship vs career, americana, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 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: serious, gloomy, realistic, tense
Plot: infidelity, marriage, couple relations, dishonesty, family problems, crumbling marriage, dysfunctional marriage, under the surface, unfulfillment, couples, casual sex, male escort ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, captivating, talky, realistic
Plot: law firm, workplace situations, legal, lawyer, urban, workplace, ambition, unsupportive coworkers, lawsuit, jury, italian american
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, inheritance, parents and children, lovers reunited, dishonesty, betrayal, pregnancy, family in crisis, love and romance, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, family business ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, england, europe, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 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: semi serious, humorous, stylized, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: infidelity, friendship, housewife, casual sex, buddies, business, ceo, workplace situations, dishonesty, workplace, friends, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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: serious, witty, realistic, captivating
Plot: workplace, boss, human nature, workplace situations, car salesman, dishonesty, power relations, crumbling marriage, boss and employee, couples, family problems, disorder
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 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, clever, realistic, stylized
Plot: law firm, courtroom drama, lawyer, lawsuit, hotshot lawyer, office, workplace situations, legal, workplace, dedicated lawyer, womanizer, ego clash ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: sexual, talky, serious, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: lawyer, dysfunctional family, eccentric family, dishonesty, family problems, family relations, power relations, dedicated lawyer, master and servant, intrigue, uncover truth, unfulfilled love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, incest, dancer's life, dance, performer's life, urban, dancer, ambition, artists and showbiz, mentally unstable, young woman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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: witty, biting, talky, realistic, clever ...
Plot: journalist, politics, news, journalism, tv news, media, ethics, intelligence, verbal byplay, idealism, tv show, workplace situations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 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: clever, serious, talky, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, lawyer, parents and children, parent child relationship, defense attorney, legal, partners, family relations, workplace situations, society, workplace ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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, serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: fashion, workplace situations, love affair, love and romance, department store, workplace, urban, rise to the top, ambition, power relations, shopping, high society ...
Time: 1900s, 19th century, 20th century, victorian era, 1870s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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: family in crisis, suburbs, suburban life, domestic violence, family problems, social relations, crumbling marriage, couple relations, friendship, infidelity, dysfunctional family, under the surface ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.3
 6K
Dynasty (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 47 min.
Story: The saga of a wealthy Denver family in the oil business: Blake Carrington, the patriarch; Krystle, his former secretary and wife; his children: Adam, lost in childhood after a kidnapping; Fallon, pampered and spoiled; Steven, openly gay; and Amanda, ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, enigmatic
Plot: intrigue, family business, rivalry, oil, uninhibited rivalry, wealthy family, family problems, family relations, parents and children, ambition, blind ambition, couple relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: colorado, usa, denver colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 8.4
 9K
Kingdom (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: A raw family drama set against the world of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) in Venice, California. Alvey Kulina owns Navy St. MMA with the help of his girlfriend Lisa Prince. He is willing to go through extraordinary means to make sure his fighters are ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: athlete's life, mixed martial arts, gym, competition, sibling relationship, drugs/alcohol, parents and children, drug abuse, training, family problems, ambition, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.7
 2K
Six Degrees (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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, realistic
Plot: starting over, singleness, city life, urban, hopes, society, human nature, idealism, friendship, love affair, destiny, haunted by the past ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 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, cons and scams, dishonesty, cheating, workplace, buddies, team, boss and employee, parents and children, businessman, hot and sexy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%