Movies and TV shows like Shameless

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Shameless (2011)
 8.6
 191K
Shameless (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
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, sex scene, siblings relations, juvenile delinquency, parents and children, youth, bipolar disorder, family relations, drinking problem, homosexual, large family, everyday life, alcoholic father, society, strong sexual content, working class, poor family, alcohol abuse, drugs/alcohol, alcoholic ...
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 touching films and TV series with plots about family relations, parents and children, youth, dysfunctional family, teenage life, family problems and siblings relations mostly in Drama, Comedy and Crime genres. Some movies like Shameless: Sex Education (2019), Weeds (2005), Californication (2007), Misfits (2009), Skins (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.3
 138K
Sex Education (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
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: light, sexy, dark humor, captivating, feel good ...
Audience: teen drama, teen comedy, teens
Plot: teenage sex, first sex, teenage sexuality, best friends, gay teenager, gay, school, classmate, teenage life, couples, youth, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 8.0
 14K
Shameless (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
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: family problems, dysfunctional family, working class, drugs/alcohol, gay teenager, siblings relations, parents and children, single father, life is a bitch, social misfits, everyday life, alcohol abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, northern england, europe, manchester
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 7.9
 101K
Weeds (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
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, cynical, witty, dark humor, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dysfunctional family, marijuana, drug dealing, drug dealer, stoners, family life, single mother, profanity, suburbs, drugs/alcohol, eccentric family, single parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 8.3
 169K
Californication (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
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, witty, cynical, humorous ...
Plot: womanizer, sexual relations, writer's life, lust, drugs/alcohol, strong sexual content, lifestyle, writers, sexual activity, addiction, family problems, family life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: california, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 8.2
 90K
Misfits (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural ability, youth, friends, swearing, imaginary, misfit, supernatural, juvenile delinquent, teenage life, anti heroes, superhuman powers, twentysomething life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 73K
Skins (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 46 min.
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, party, looking for sex, youth, siblings relations, high school life, classmates, homosexual, high school, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, 21st century, 2010s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.7
 491
Less Than Kind (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 30 min.
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, parents and children, teenage life, jewish family, disorder, youth, self destructing, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
At Home with the Braithwaites (2000)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: UK
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: realistic, cynical, humorous, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: dysfunctional family, lottery, charity, secret, marriage, greed, wealth, lifestyle, family problems, couples, family life, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, northern england, yorkshire, europe
⇓ 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, humorous ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, young heroes, unlikely criminals, dysfunctional family, parents and children, teenage life, heist, kids in trouble, family life, family problems, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 8.7
 117K
Six Feet Under (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
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, surreal, tense ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, dysfunctional family, death, funeral home, dealing with death, hopes, self discovery, family business, depression, financial problem, workplace problem, life changing experience ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 8.2
 30K
Parenthood (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, touching, semi serious
Plot: family life, family drama, family relations, single parent, couple relations, adolescence, marital problem, social relations, parenthood, responsibility, siblings relations, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.1
 392
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, realistic, stylized, witty ...
Plot: family life, teenage love, teenage life, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, family relations, love and romance, eccentric family, family problems, parents and children, best friends, student life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.2
 5K
Mental (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A charismatic, crazy hothead transforms a family's life when she becomes the nanny of five girls.
Style: humorous, dark humor, light, entertaining, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: eccentric family, nanny, mental illness, dysfunctional family, suburbs, satire, hitchhiker, family life, youth, siblings relations, teenage life, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.6
 689
Sintonia (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 40 min.
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: ironic, dark humor, entertaining, emotional, realistic
Plot: girlfriend, drinking problem, society, alcohol abuse, ordinary person, drugs/alcohol, teenage life, youth, sibling rivalry, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, family problems, teenage rebellion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
 6.5
 13K
Reba (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: single mother, dentist, family life, family problems, couples, parents and children, teenage life, save the day, youth, pregnancy, crumbling marriage, divorced parents ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, touching, dark humor, humorous, suspense ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, parents and children, teenage life, family gatherings, family problems, single parent, youth, human nature, siblings relations, social misfits, husband wife relationship, pregnancy ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.2
 721
Scoundrels (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A family of small-time criminals try to go straight after the father is sent to prison.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: code, family life, dishonesty, petty criminal, cons and scams, pretense, small time, family relations, single parent, strong female presence, juvenile delinquency, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.4
 1K
Happyland (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 21 min.
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: semi serious, sentimental, realistic, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: parents and children, fall in love, theme park, workplace, love and romance, dysfunctional family, teenage love, workplace situations, teenage life, coming of age, strong female presence, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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, parents and children, crumbling marriage, teen romance, small town, teenage protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.1
 21K
Hung (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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, sexual, dark humor ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sexual relations, gigolo, family life, lifestyle, lifestyle change, talented, family relations, financial problem, workplace, middle aged, family problems, strong sexual content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, detroit, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, computers and web, teenage love, internet, parents and children, overprotective parent, teenager, infidelity, coming of age, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
United States of Tara (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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: mental illness, split personality, dysfunctional family, dissociative identity disorder, eccentric family, introspection, family life, family problems, supportive spouse, parents and children, identity crisis, lgbt teen ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.6
 271
Raising Dad (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: family, parents and children, youth, family life, siblings relations, teenage life, living with parents, social relations, family relations, high school life, coming of age, indoor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 7.9
 3K
Huff (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
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, realistic, psychological, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: psychiatrist, dysfunctional family, self fulfillment, direction and purpose, family relations, fighting illness, life changing experience, sanity, haunted by the past, family problems, disorder, midlife crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Family Tree (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A mother and wife stricken with memory loss allows a dysfunctional family a second chance at harmony and happiness.
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, touching, offbeat
Plot: memory loss, dysfunctional family, family problems, family life, parents and children, couple relations, siblings relations, suburban life, family relations, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.0
 39K
Roseanne (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 21 min.
Story: A working-class family struggles to get by on a limited income in the fictional town of Lanford, Illinois.
Style: sitcom, realistic, biting, witty, cynical ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: working class, family, suburbs, family relations, family life, overweight, lesbian, gender, society, family values, couples, suburban life ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century, 21st century, 1990s ...
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 3.9
 5K
Skins (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 42 min.
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, semi serious, touching, sincere, sexual ...
Audience: teen drama, teens
Plot: teenage sex, high school, friendship, troubled teen, youth, teenage life, coming of age, teenage sexuality, drugs/alcohol, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, underage drinking, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, baltimore
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Family Weekend (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A 16-year-old girl takes her parents hostage after they miss her big jump-roping competition.
Style: not serious, humorous, light, captivating, cynical ...
Plot: family problems, hostages, eccentric family, parents and children, confined, confinement indoors, family relations, unsupportive parent, punishment, breaking point, suburbs, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.1
 950
Anyone But Me (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Story: Anyone But Me is a live-action, web television drama that first aired in 2008. The show is in serial short-format webisodes, each lasting between six and fifteen minutes, following the lives of a group of teenagers in New York City and Westchester ...
Style: touching, emotional, humorous, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: lesbian, teenage life, lifestyle, youth, friends, lesbian couple, love and romance, family relations, parents and children, gays and lesbians, long distance relationship, love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Bad Mother's Handbook (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 71 min.
Story: Karen Cooper wants to domineer her family and believes she's its pillar. In fact she does everything wrong. Thus she messes up all their lives and futures, rather then help her loved-ones.
Style: semi serious, touching, emotional, humorous, realistic
Plot: family relations, parents and children, lifestyle, pregnancy, single parent, youth, dysfunctional family, love and romance, adolescence vs adulthood, teenage life, family problems, wooing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%