Movies and TV shows like Mad Men

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Mad Men
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, captivating, clever, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ambition, family problems, advertising agency, career, workplace, workplace intrigue, womanizer, crumbling marriage, boss and employee, sexism, urban, adultery, americana, office, housewife, career woman, cigarette smoking, advertising, workplace situations, power relations, society, infidelity, under the surface, campaign, couple relations ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: usa, new york
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55 min.
 8.6
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, stylized and captivating films and TV series with plots about couples, workplace, couple relations, workplace situations, husband wife relationship, family problems and power relations mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Mad Men: House of Cards (2013), Mr Selfridge (2013), Halt and Catch Fire (2014), The Affair (2014), The Newsroom (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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House of Cards
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: captivating, clever, witty, tense, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: politics, political intrigue, political corruption, blind ambition, manipulations, state affairs, dishonesty, power relations, postmodernism, drugs/alcohol, u.s. congress, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c., u.s. capitol building
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Mr Selfridge
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, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: rise to the top, ambition, american in the uk, department store, urban, workplace, boss and employee, businessman, workplace situations, fashion, power relations, materialism ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, edwardian era
Place: england, london
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Halt and Catch Fire
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, clever, serious, captivating, melancholic
Plot: computers and web, workplace situations, supportive spouse, programmer, inventions and discoveries, partners, ego clash, laptop, relationship vs career, dishonesty, rivalry, computer system ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, texas, dallas texas
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The Affair
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: serious, realistic, psychological, emotional, clever ...
Plot: infidelity, crumbling marriage, couple relations, parents and children, family problems, haunted by the past, adultery, husband wife relationship, dishonesty, love affair, life turned upside down, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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The Newsroom
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, serious, biting, talky, realistic ...
Plot: journalism, politics, verbal byplay, idealism, news, tv show, workplace situations, media, americana, tv news, ethics, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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The Knick
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 58 min.
Story: Set in downtown New York in 1900, 'The Knick' is centered on the Knickerbocker Hospital and the groundbreaking surgeons, nurses and staff who work there, pushing the bounds of medicine in a time of astonishingly high mortality rates and ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, rough, bleak, psychological ...
Plot: doctors and patients, surgeon, hospital, gory, medicine, realism, addiction, workplace situations, life is a bitch, power relations, drugs/alcohol, drug ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
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Nip/Tuck
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, serious, realistic, disturbing, stylized ...
Plot: womanizer, strong sexual content, battle of the sexes, boss and employee, clinic, sexual relations, plastic surgeon, plastic surgery, couple relations, physical appearance, friendship, suburbs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: miami, florida, usa, california
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    User:   38%
 
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Faces
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, serious, clever, bleak ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, prostitute, suburbs, betrayal, male nudity, drinking, crumbling marriage, human nature, character study, crime gone awry, introspection, loneliness ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: tokyo
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System:   41%
    User:   45%
 
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Locke
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Ivan Locke has worked hard to craft a good life for himself. Tonight, that life will collapse around him. On the eve of the biggest challenge of his career, Ivan receives a phone call that sets in motion a series of events that will unravel his ...
Style: tense, talky, stylized, road movie, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: workplace, adultery, on the road, british, human nature, cars, dialogue driven, character study, storytelling, life turned upside down, driving, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, usa
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    User:   48%
 
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The $treet
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, realistic, thought provoking
Plot: blind ambition, wall street, 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
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Kingdom
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: serious, realistic, exciting, captivating, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mixed martial arts, athlete's life, gym, sibling relationship, competition, family problems, drugs/alcohol, parents and children, ambition, brutality, contests and competitions, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
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System:   37%
    User:   36%
 
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The Paradise
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: stylized, serious, realistic, captivating
Audience: girls' night
Plot: workplace situations, store, workplace, fashion, urban, rise to the top, department store, boss and employee, love affair, ambition, love and romance, power relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s, 20th century, victorian era, 1870s
Place: england
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Cinema Verite
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In 1973, the Loud family became a television sensation of a new kind. It was long before a metal rock star showed his eccentric family on the small screen and decades before housewives had screaming matches with each other on camera in public. ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: family life, crumbling marriage, human nature, tv show, media, family problems, americana, couple relations, parents and children, family in crisis, showbiz, voyeurism ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1971
Place: california, usa, paris france, manhattan new york city
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    User:   28%
 
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C.P.W.
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, realistic, sentimental, touching
Plot: city life, workplace intrigue, urban, workplace situations, 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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Far from Heaven
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In 1950s Connecticut, a housewife faces a marital crisis and mounting racial tensions in the outside world.
Style: stylized, emotional, serious, gloomy, dramatic ...
Plot: friendship, homosexuality, small town, racism, prejudice, infidelity, segregation, gay, marriage, single father, crumbling marriage, interracial romance ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: miami, usa, connecticut
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System:   34%
    User:   39%
 
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L.A. Law
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: clever, serious, realistic, stylized
Plot: hotshot lawyer, law firm, courtroom drama, office, workplace situations, legal, workplace, dedicated lawyer, lawyer, womanizer, ego clash, legal action ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: As the global economy teeters on the brink of disaster, a young Wall Street trader partners with disgraced former Wall Street corporate raider Gordon Gekko on a two tiered mission: To alert the financial community to the coming doom, and to find out ...
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: betrayal, vengeance, mentor, greed, money, business, capitalism, father daughter relationship, revenge, corruption, ambition, manipulation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2001, year 2008, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, california, tower bridge london, manhattan new york city ...
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    User:   28%
 
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Suits
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: date night, family outing, boys' night
Plot: lawyer, boss and employee, legal, impostor, hotshot lawyer, rivalry, success, judiciary, mastermind, prodigy, workplace romance, blackmail ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   100%
 
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Mildred Pierce
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 336 min.
Story: A newly divorced, uniquely independent woman struggles to carve out a new life for herself and her family in Depression-era California.
Style: talky, stylized, emotional, gloomy, epic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: depression, adaptation, divorce, single parent, parents and children, tragedy, period piece, obsession, society, betrayal, storytelling, pornography ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   33%
 
Dirty Sexy Money
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, serious, talky, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: eccentric family, lawyer, dishonesty, legal, family problems, family relations, power relations, dedicated lawyer, dysfunctional family, master and servant, intrigue, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   31%
    User:   34%
 
The Astronaut Wives Club
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: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: supportive spouse, couple relations, ambition, couples, space and aliens, best friends, astronaut, parents and children, relationship vs career, americana, family relations, chases and races ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   31%
    User:   29%
 
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The Ice Storm
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In the weekend after thanksgiving 1973 the Hoods are skidding out of control. Benjamin Hood reels from drink to drink, trying not to think about his trouble at the office. His wife, Elena, is reading self help books and losing patience with her ...
Style: bleak, sexual, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, coming of age, innocence lost, infidelity, adolescence, parenthood, guilt, adultery, sexuality, drinking, existentialism, thanksgiving ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1973
Place: connecticut, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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System:   31%
    User:   32%
 
 7.3
 8K
Eve's Bayou
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The story is set in 1962 Louisiana. The big Batiste family is headed by charming doctor Louis. Though he is married to beautiful Roz, he has a weakness for attractive women patients. One day Louis is flirting with married and sexy Metty Mereaux, not ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, touching, enigmatic ...
Plot: infidelity, dysfunctional family, coming of age, incest, father daughter relationship, adultery, storytelling, memory, redemption, uncover truth, betrayal, revenge ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   31%
    User:   32%
 
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Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Mike Nichols’ film from Edward Albee's play brought new themes to the film industry. Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton have never been more brilliant together as they portray an experienced married couple who love each other yet verbally ...
Style: talky, psychological, tense, clever, biting ...
Plot: adultery, drinking, marriage, dialogue driven, guest, infidelity, couple relations, relationships, family in crisis, dialogue, alcohol, psychology ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: new england, usa, campus
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System:   30%
    User:   31%
 
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The Night
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A married couple attend a bourgeois party and wade through the stifling strain that long-term marriage has imposed upon them.
Style: stylized, atmospheric, sexual, meditative, serious ...
Plot: hospital, infidelity, marriage, crumbling marriage, relationships, existentialism, human nature, nightclub, loneliness, introspection, party, life philosophy ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: europe, usa, italy, los angeles, tokyo ...
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System:   30%
    User:   25%
 
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American Beauty
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Lester Burnham, a depressed suburban father in a mid-life crisis, decides to turn his hectic life around after developing an infatuation with his daughter's attractive friend.
Style: dramatic, realistic, melancholic, cynical, cerebral ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: midlife crisis, parenthood, parent child relationship, dysfunctional family, coming of age, depression, loneliness, family problems, life philosophy, obsession, teenage life, existentialism ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
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System:   29%
    User:   32%
 
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The West Wing
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: The West Wing provides a glimpse into presidential politics in the nation's capital as it tells the stories of the members of a fictional presidential administration. These interesting characters have humor and dedication that touches the heart ...
Style: serious, talky, clever, realistic, witty ...
Plot: politics, white house, head of state, idealism, political intrigue, americana, state affairs, workplace, couple relations, politician, workplace situations, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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System:   29%
    User:   24%
 
 7.4
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Big Shots
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, realistic, stylized, sexy ...
Plot: buddies, infidelity, workplace situations, dishonesty, workplace, friendship, friends, power relations, workplace intrigue, ambition, couples, business ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
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System:   29%
    User:   31%
 

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Masters of Sex
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: stylized, sexy, realistic, captivating, clever ...
Plot: strong sexual content, sexuality, human nature, sexual relations, couple relations, love and romance, sexual dysfunction, sexual exploration, infidelity, against the rules, society, workplace ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, missouri
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Safe
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Carol, a typical upper middle-class housewife, begins to complain of vague symptoms of illness. She "doesn't feel right," has unexplained headaches, congestion, a dry cough, nosebleeds, vomiting, and trouble breathing. Her family ...
Style: bleak, psychological, disturbing, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: environment, quarantine, crumbling marriage, housewife, paranoia, loneliness, desert, doctors and patients, isolation, existentialism, psychiatry, solitude ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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