Movies and TV shows like Shameless

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Shameless (2011)
 8.6
 229K
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: biting, emotional, humorous, realistic, sexy, ironic, entertaining, suspense, semi serious, sexual ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family problems, family relations, life is a bitch, siblings relations, gay teenager, teenage life, youth, juvenile delinquency, teenage sex, sex scene, homosexual, bipolar disorder, parents and children, alcoholic father, drinking problem, large family, gay, dark humor, everyday life, alcohol abuse, society, gay relationship, mental illness, working class ...
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 captivating films and TV series with plots about parents and children, family relations, youth, family problems, dysfunctional family, family life and teenage life mostly in Comedy, Drama 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.
 8.0
 17K
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: emotional, humorous, realistic, cynical, captivating ...
Plot: family problems, dysfunctional family, working class, gay teenager, alcoholic father, siblings relations, parents and children, single father, grownups, everyday life, social misfits, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, northern england, europe, manchester
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 8.4
 257K
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: light, sexy, feel good, captivating, uplifting ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage sex, first sex, gay, school, teenage sexuality, gay teenager, best friends, couples, classmate, youth, teenage life, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 8.0
 108K
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, cynical, witty, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: marijuana, dysfunctional family, drug dealing, drug dealer, stoners, family life, single mother, suburbs, single parent, eccentric family, unlikely criminals, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 8.3
 178K
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, humorous, cynical, witty, sexual ...
Plot: womanizer, writer's life, sexual relations, lust, writers, dark humor, lifestyle, sexual activity, addiction, family life, strong sexual content, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: california, usa, new york, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Movie in collections
 8.2
 99K
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, exciting, cynical, surreal, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: supernatural ability, superhuman powers, youth, friends, teenage life, swearing, supernatural power, friendship, supernatural, heroes, superhero, time travel ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 8.2
 82K
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, realistic, cynical, semi serious, sexy ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage life, sexual relations, underage drinking, looking for sex, homosexual, friends, youth, high school, party, friendship, siblings relations, high school life ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, 21st century, 2010s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 3.8
 6K
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: sexy, realistic, semi serious, touching, sincere ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage sex, teen drug use, teenage sexuality, troubled teen, lesbian teen, high school, friendship, youth, teenage life, social relations, friends, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, baltimore
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, family life, coming of age, parents and children, family business, teenage life, jewish family, disorder, self destructing, misfit, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 8.8
 132K
Six Feet Under (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 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: psychological, emotional, tense, surreal, captivating ...
Plot: gay, dark humor, funeral home, gays and lesbians, death, family business, dysfunctional family, dealing with death, hopes, self discovery, workplace problem, depression ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.9
 3K
Our Story (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Turkey
Duration: 120 min.
TV show
Story: Adaptation of the world famous series "Shameless"
Style: humorous, sincere, captivating, entertaining
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, family relations, love, rivalry, friendship, male female relationship, family problems, romance, adaptation, love affair, family, happy ending ...
Time: contemporary
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: realistic, sincere, emotional, touching, semi serious ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, unlikely criminals, life is a bitch, young heroes, dysfunctional family, family problems, kids in trouble, estrangement, youth, parents and children, teenage life, heist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.2
 22K
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sexual, satirical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: middle aged, gigolo, sexual relations, male escort, lifestyle change, family life, lifestyle, new job, family relations, talented, family problems, financial problem ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, detroit, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.0
 432
Two-Bit Waltz (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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, humorous, realistic, sentimental, stylized ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, siblings relations, teenage life, family relations, teenage love, family life, love and romance, family problems, eccentric family, parents and children, best friends, dark humor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
13%
 8.3
 34K
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: realistic, humorous, semi serious, touching, sincere ...
Plot: family life, responsibility, family relations, single parent, large family, marital problem, couple relations, adolescence, supportive parent, parenthood, social relations, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
13%
 6.4
 761
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, feel good, light
Plot: juvenile delinquency, single parent, petty criminal, pretense, family relations, dishonesty, code, family life, going straight, business venture, parents and children, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.6
 15K
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, couples, family problems, youth, save the day, parents and children, teenage life, crumbling marriage, pregnancy, divorced parents ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.3
 237
Quitters (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Quitters tells the story of the Raymans, a wealthy Jewish family that's falling apart. The son, Clark, is a bright and curious high schooler with a talent for manipulation. As his mother May enters treatment for a pill addiction, and he and his ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, captivating
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, parents and children, life turned upside down, family problems, family life, youth, social relations, disorder, innocence lost, high school life, sex scene ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic, offbeat
Plot: split personality, mental illness, dissociative identity disorder, dysfunctional family, jealousy, family relations, eccentric family, introspection, family life, misfit, supportive spouse, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Movie in collections
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: cynical, humorous, semi serious, realistic, surreal ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, lottery, greed, charity, wealth, lifestyle, couples, family problems, youth, teenage life, family life, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, yorkshire, northern england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.3
 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, realistic, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: parents and children, fall in love, amusement park, dysfunctional family, workplace situations, love and romance, teenage love, workplace, teenage life, coming of age, strong female presence, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 3.9
 451
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: semi serious, realistic, psychological, humorous, teen comedy ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, prodigy, family problems, couples, youth, lifestyle, society, parents and children, couple relations, family life, eccentric family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: semi serious, realistic, sincere, touching, humorous
Plot: self discovery, parents and children, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, family life, terminal illness, family relations, family problems, bittersweet, husband wife relationship, one night stand, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: high school, teenage life, youth, teenage love, internet, parents and children, computers and web, infidelity, coming of age, society, social relations, depression ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Movie in collections
Grounded for Life (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Right out of high school, Sean Finnerty got his girlfriend Claudia pregnant. Now she’s his wife, and at just 32, he’s somehow found himself with 14-year-old daughter Lily, two little boys, and a constant struggle between his need to be ...
Style: sitcom, feel good, witty, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: family, overbearing parent, everyday life, family relations, dysfunctional family, family values, parents and children, eccentric family, disorder, christianity, nothing goes right, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, 80s, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 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: bully, family relations, silly humor, dysfunctional family, family problems, nothing goes right, youth, parents and children, complaint, rabies, disorder, swimming ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 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: serious, realistic, sentimental, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: psychiatrist, dysfunctional family, direction and purpose, self fulfillment, family relations, family problems, disorder, sanity, fighting illness, life changing experience, life is a bitch, midlife crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.0
 43K
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, suspense, cynical, biting, humorous ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: working class, family, family relations, family life, suburbs, overweight, strong female presence, white trash, couples, family values, coming of age, youth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 2010s, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.7
 1K
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: ironic, entertaining, realistic, emotional
Plot: teenage sex, friendship, teenager, religion, ordinary person, teenage life, society, youth, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, dark humor, girlfriend, alcohol abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
12%
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, disturbing, humorous, offbeat
Plot: friendship, teenage life, family relations, youth, parents and children, dark humor, siblings relations, friends, urban, gun
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, eccentric family, parents and children, family relations, confined, punishment, unsupportive parent, confinement indoors, youth, breaking point, weekend, suburbs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%