Movies and TV shows like Shameless

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Shameless (2011)
 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. But the kids have found ways to grow up in spite of him. They may not be like any family you know, but they make no apologies for being exactly who they are.
Style: dark humor, biting, offbeat, humorous, realistic, emotional, ironic, entertaining, sexual, sexy ...
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, parents and children, youth, homosexual, drinking problem, everyday life, society, gay relationship, poor family, large family, strong sexual content, working class, alcohol abuse, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois

Most similar movies to Shameless

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and offbeat films and TV series with plots about family relations, parents and children, youth, dysfunctional family, family problems, teenage life and family life mostly in Comedy, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Shameless: Weeds (2005), Sex Education (2019), Californication (2007), Skins (2007), Misfits (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 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 ⇓
89%
 8.3
 159K
Sex Education (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Inexperienced Otis channels his sex therapist mom when he teams up with rebellious Maeve to set up an underground sex therapy clinic at school.
Style: sexy, light, dark humor, captivating, feel good ...
Audience: teen drama, teen comedy, teens
Plot: teenage sex, teenage sexuality, first sex, gay teenager, best friends, gay, school, couples, classmate, teenage life, family relations, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 8.0
 15K
Shameless (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: The story of a young group of siblings pretty much abandoned by their parents, surviving by their wits - and humor - on a rough Manchester council estate. Whilst they won't admit it, they need help and find it in Steve, a young middle class lad ...
Style: humorous, emotional, realistic, cynical, captivating ...
Plot: drugs/alcohol, family problems, dysfunctional family, working class, gay teenager, siblings relations, parents and children, single father, alcohol abuse, life is a bitch, social misfits, grownups ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, northern england, europe, manchester
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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 ...
Plot: womanizer, writer's life, sexual relations, lust, lifestyle, sexual activity, drugs/alcohol, writers, family life, strong sexual content, addiction, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: california, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 8.2
 75K
Skins (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: Irreverent comedy drama which follows the messy lives, loves, delirious highs and inevitable lows of a group of raucous teenage friends in Bristol.
Style: captivating, cynical, realistic, semi serious, sexual ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage life, sexual relations, drugs/alcohol, friends, party, looking for sex, youth, homosexual, siblings relations, underage drinking, high school life, high school ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, 21st century, 2010s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 8.2
 94K
Misfits (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: When five young outsiders on Community Service get caught in a strange storm, they discover that they have developed superpowers.
Style: witty, cynical, exciting, surreal, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural ability, youth, friends, teenage life, swearing, superhuman powers, anti heroes, supernatural, imaginary, friendship, heroes, superhero ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Less Than Kind (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Less Than Kind is a Canadian television comedy-drama series that stars Jesse Camacho as Sheldon Blecher, a teenager growing up in a loving but dysfunctional Jewish family in Winnipeg. The show's cast also includes Maury Chaykin and Wendel ...
Style: humorous, sitcom, captivating, feel good, light ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, coming of age, family life, family business, teenage life, parents and children, jewish family, disorder, youth, society, self destructing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
At Home with the Braithwaites (2000)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: UK
TV show
Story: At Home with the Braithwaites is a British comedy-drama television series, created and written by Sally Wainwright. The storyline follows a suburban family from Leeds, whose life is turned upside down when the mother of the family wins 38 million ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, cynical, offbeat ...
Plot: lottery, dysfunctional family, charity, secret, greed, marriage, wealth, lifestyle, youth, couples, family problems, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, northern england, yorkshire, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Best Thief in the World (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Izzy, the youngest son of a troubled New York family, takes a shine to breaking into people's apartments as a way to get attention.
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, unlikely criminals, young heroes, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, heist, teenage life, parents and children, family life, family problems, kids in trouble, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 8.2
 31K
Parenthood (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Parenthood is an American comedy-drama television series developed by Jason Katims. Loosely based on the 1989 film of the same title, Parenthood tells of the Braverman clan which consists of an older couple, their four children and their families.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, touching
Plot: family life, responsibility, family drama, family relations, single parent, marital problem, adolescence, couple relations, parents and children, siblings relations, social relations, parenthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.7
 283
Raising Dad (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Raising Dad is an American television series that aired on the WB from September 2001 until May 2002. The series starred Bob Saget, Kat Dennings, Brie Larson, Riley Smith, Beau Wirick, and Jerry Adler, and was produced by Albion Productions in ...
Style: sitcom, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: family outing
Plot: family, parents and children, youth, siblings relations, teenage life, family life, living with parents, indoor, high school life, coming of age, single parent, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.7
 121K
Six Feet Under (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: A darkly comic look at members of a dysfunctional L.A. family that run a funeral business.  When death is your business, what is your life? For the Fisher family, the world outside of their family-owned funeral home continues to be at least as ...
Style: dark humor, psychological, emotional, contemplative, surreal ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, death, family business, dysfunctional family, gay, funeral home, dealing with death, hopes, self discovery, mortician, workplace problem, life changing experience ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 5.1
 395
Two-Bit Waltz (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Suspension from school, the loss of a friend, a broken heart and lack of inspiration lead to Maude's downfall in this romp through teenage error. Your teenage years are never easy… but for Maude, things couldn't be worse. Within one ...
Style: semi serious, sentimental, humorous, witty, stylized ...
Plot: family life, teenage love, dysfunctional family, family relations, teenage life, siblings relations, eccentric family, love and romance, parents and children, family problems, best friends, student life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.3
 727
Scoundrels (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A family of small-time criminals try to go straight after the father is sent to prison.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, light, feel good
Plot: single parent, petty criminal, juvenile delinquency, going straight, family life, family relations, crimes, pretense, parents and children, business venture, dishonesty, code ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.5
 13K
Reba (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: After her dentist husband of 20 years leaves her for his dental hygienist, Reba Hart's seemingly perfect world is turned upside down.​
Style: sitcom, humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: single mother, dentist, family life, teenage life, parents and children, family problems, couples, youth, save the day, crumbling marriage, pregnancy, divorced parents ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.7
 776
Sintonia (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music
Country: Brazil
Duration: 40 min.
TV show
Story: Told through three different characters' perspectives, the story of Sintonia explores the interconnection of the music, drug traffic, and religion in São Paulo. In the quest to be somebody, many paths will converge.
Style: dark humor, ironic, emotional, entertaining, realistic
Plot: boyfriend girlfriend relationship, youth, alcohol abuse, girlfriend, ordinary person, drugs/alcohol, society, teenage life, drinking problem, sibling rivalry, drug use, police ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
14%
American Girl (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A pregnant teenager is determined to leave her trailer park home with the hope of living a happy family life.
Style: semi serious, dark humor, humorous, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, parents and children, teenage life, family gatherings, family problems, human nature, single parent, youth, siblings relations, social misfits, husband wife relationship, pregnancy ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.4
 1K
Happyland (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 21 min.
TV show
Story: Having grown up in a world of manufactured happiness, Lucy, the cynical teenage daughter of a idealistic theme park princess mom, wants to get out and experience something real. When Ian, the new park owner's son, arrives and sweeps her off her ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: parents and children, fall in love, theme park, dysfunctional family, workplace situations, workplace, love and romance, teenage love, teenage life, teenager, coming of age, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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United States of Tara (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: United States of Tara is an American television comedy-drama created by Diablo Cody, which began airing on Showtime in 2009. The series follows the life of Tara, a suburban housewife and mother coping with dissociative identity disorder.
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat
Plot: split personality, mental illness, dysfunctional family, jealousy, family relations, dissociative identity disorder, eccentric family, introspection, family life, siblings relations, parents and children, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Isn't It Delicious (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When Joan Weldon discovers she is dying of lung cancer, she sets out to reconcile her dysfunctional relationships with her three children, her husband, and along the way, her former best friend. The family's destructive ways are offset by messy ...
Style: touching, sincere, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: self discovery, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family problems, family relations, life is a bitch, terminal illness, family life, bittersweet, one night stand, husband wife relationship, cancer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 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 ⇓
26%
 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 ⇓
26%
As Cool as I Am (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A smart teenage girl comes of age in a small town with her self-centered parents who had her when they were teenagers.
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, realistic
Plot: coming of age, teenage angst, dysfunctional family, teenage life, family relations, family problems, youth, crumbling marriage, parents and children, teen romance, small town, teenage protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Men, Women & Children (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Follows the story of a group of high school teenagers and their parents as they attempt to navigate the many ways the internet has changed their relationships, their communication, their self-image, and their love lives.
Style: touching, realistic, suspense, semi serious, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, high school, youth, teenage love, internet, computers and web, parents and children, teenager, infidelity, coming of age, society, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 ⇓
25%
 1.7
 2K
Fred (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
TV show
Story: Fred, a boy with a freakishly high voice, goes on many crazy adventures.
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, light, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: silly humor, dysfunctional family, family relations, family problems, parents and children, youth, nothing goes right, complaint, rabies, bully, disorder, swimming ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.0
 40K
Roseanne (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 21 min.
TV show
Story: A working-class family struggles to get by on a limited income in the fictional town of Lanford, Illinois.
Style: sitcom, witty, humorous, cynical, biting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: working class, family, family relations, family life, suburbs, overweight, family values, couples, loud, indoor, gender, society ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 2010s ...
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.9
 3K
Huff (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: Huff is an American television comedy-drama series produced by Sony Pictures Television for Showtime. The series was created by Bob Lowry and features Hank Azaria as Dr. Craig "Huff" Huffstodt, a psychiatrist whose life changes abruptly ...
Style: sentimental, psychological, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: psychiatrist, dysfunctional family, direction and purpose, self fulfillment, family relations, disorder, sanity, fighting illness, family problems, life changing experience, life is a bitch, midlife crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Two Shots Fired (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Argentina, Chile, Germany, Netherlands
Duration: 104 min.
Story: One early morning, at the beginning of a very hot summer, Mariano, a sixteen-year-old teenager, returns home, jumps into the pool and does some laps with a stopwatch. Then he gets out and mows the lawn, where he accidentally cuts the mower’s power ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, dark humor, disturbing, offbeat ...
Plot: family relations, teenage life, friendship, youth, parents and children, urban, siblings relations, friends, gun
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 3.9
 5K
Skins (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: A wild ride through the lives of a group of high school friends stumbling through the mine field of adolescence... and stepping on most of the mines as they go.
Style: realistic, sexy, semi serious, sincere, touching ...
Audience: teen drama, teens
Plot: teenage sex, teenage sexuality, high school, friendship, youth, teenage life, social relations, friends, love and romance, coming of age, teenager, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, baltimore
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%