Movies and TV shows like Shameless

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Shameless (2011)
 8.7
 167K
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: humorous, biting, offbeat, emotional, realistic, dark humor, entertaining, ironic, semi serious, sexual ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, parents and children, family problems, siblings relations, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, life is a bitch, family relations, alcoholic father, drinking problem, gay teenager, working class, youth, everyday life, strong sexual content, poor family, drugs/alcohol, homosexual, alcoholic, teenage sex, absent mother, boyfriend, ordinary person, bipolar disorder, mental illness ...
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, family problems, dysfunctional family, family life, youth and siblings relations mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Shameless: Weeds (2005), Californication (2007), Sex Education (2019), Six Feet Under (2001), Skins (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.0
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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: emotional, humorous, realistic, cynical, captivating ...
Plot: working class, dysfunctional family, family problems, homosexual, parents and children, siblings relations, single father, drugs/alcohol, scam, life is a bitch, unemployed, council estate ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, northern england, europe, manchester
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 8.0
 96K
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: witty, humorous, dark humor, cynical, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: drug dealing, dysfunctional family, drug dealer, family life, single mother, stoners, single parent, drugs/alcohol, marijuana, unlikely criminals, eccentric family, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.3
 162K
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, humorous, witty, cynical ...
Plot: womanizer, lust, sexual relations, writer's life, strong sexual content, addiction, lifestyle, drugs/alcohol, family life, sexual activity, couples, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 8.4
 50K
Sex Education (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, 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: humorous, feel good, captivating, light, dark humor ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, teen drama
Plot: teenage sex, teenage life, classmates, youth, school, couples, best friends, society, family relations, parents and children, first sex, sex therapist ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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 8.7
 109K
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: dysfunctional family, funeral home, dealing with death, hopes, drugs/alcohol, death, self discovery, sibling relationship, gays and lesbians, family secret, couple relations, family business ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 68K
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, semi serious, realistic, idiotic ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage life, sexual relations, youth, homosexual, high school, high school life, drugs/alcohol, party, looking for sex, friendship, siblings relations, classmates ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 8.2
 86K
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, humorous, surreal, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: anti heroes, supernatural ability, youth, misfit, teenage life, friends, superhuman powers, imaginary, twentysomething life, juvenile delinquent, supernatural, superhero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 28K
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 relations, parents and children, couple relations, family drama, marital problem, adolescence, siblings relations, social relations, responsibility, parenthood, single parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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, semi serious, touching, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: hip hop, young heroes, dealing with death, parents and children, family in crisis, life is a bitch, youth, family problems, coming of age, family life, juvenile delinquency, unlikely criminals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.8
 20K
Transparent (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: An LA family with serious boundary issues have their past and future unravel when a dramatic admission causes everyone's secrets to spill out.
Style: humorous, semi serious, dark humor, realistic, offbeat
Plot: lesbian, parents and children, siblings relations, family drama, lgbt, eccentric family, life turned upside down, family relations, family life, gays and lesbians, dysfunctional family, gender ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.6
 5K
Titus (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
Story: Titus is an American dark comedy sitcom that debuted on Fox in 2000. The series was created by its star, Christopher Titus, Jack Kenny, and Brian Hargrove. This sitcom was based on Christopher's stand-up comedy act, more specifically his ...
Style: humorous, tragicomedy, dark humor, not serious, witty ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, suicide, mechanic, siblings relations, comedian, parents and children, workplace romance, family problems, suburban life, childhood, sitcom, father son relationship ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 4.9
 366
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: dark humor, humorous, semi serious, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: eccentric family, teenage life, youth, family problems, best friends, parents and children, siblings relations, teenage love, dysfunctional family, student life, family life, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.8
 486
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: semi serious, humorous, sentimental, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: dysfunctional family, sitcom, comedy of errors, social misfits, coming of age, overweight, jewish, jewish family, nothing goes right, parents and children, family life, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ 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: humorous, semi serious, touching, realistic, offbeat
Plot: mental illness, dysfunctional family, dissociative identity disorder, jealousy, split personality, supportive spouse, family drama, lgbt teen, parents and children, siblings relations, eccentric family, family life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.2
 20K
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, strong sexual content, family life, lifestyle change, lifestyle, family problems, family relations, workplace, social relations, suburbs, financial problem, new job ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, detroit, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 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, semi serious, offbeat, dark humor, realistic ...
Plot: nanny, dysfunctional family, eccentric family, mental illness, hitchhiker, anti conformity, suburbs, youth, family problems, family relations, siblings relations, family life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: parents and children, eccentric family, hostages, family problems, confined, family relations, suburbs, teenage life, confinement indoors, unsupportive parent, youth, punishment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, cynical
Plot: lottery, parents and children, family life, wealth, family, suburban life, suburbs, lifestyle, family relations, couple relations, siblings relations, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, northern england, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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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: parents and children, dysfunctional family, terminal illness, life is a bitch, family problems, family relations, family life, self discovery, siblings relations, unfulfillment, lesbian interest, partial female nudity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.5
 12K
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: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: sitcom, single mother, dysfunctional family, dentist, single parent, parents and children, family, suburbs, pregnancy, family life, suburban life, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Married with Children (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Married... with Children is an American sitcom that aired for 11 seasons. It featured a dysfunctional family living in a fictional Chicago, Illinois, suburb. The show, notable for being the first prime-time television series to air on Fox, ran from ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, not serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dysfunctional family, sitcom, parents and children, family life, family problems, struggle, working class, misfit, promiscuous daughter, adult humor, husband wife conflict, stupidity ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 2.2
 2K
Fred (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Story: Fred, a boy with a freakishly high voice, goes on many crazy adventures.
Style: humorous, not serious, offbeat, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: dysfunctional family, youth, family problems, parents and children, nothing goes right, family relations, disorder, swimming, neglect, alcoholic mother, dog, youtube ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, kindergarten
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.3
 710
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, humorous, realistic
Plot: going straight, family life, crime family, family relations, crime, single parent, parents and children, siblings relations, cons and scams, crimes, dishonesty, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Movie in collections
 7.1
 23K
8 Simple Rules (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: What happens to a loving, rational Dad when his darling, pliable daughters morph into hormonally-challenged, incomprehensible teenagers? If he's Paul Hennessy, he reacts in ways even he finds crazy. Thank God he has a 13-year-old son who still ...
Style: not serious, humorous, witty, realistic, touching
Plot: sitcom, overprotective parent, overbearing parent, teenage daughter, parents and children, siblings relations, family, suburbs, eccentric family, teenage life, family life, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.5
 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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental
Audience: teens
Plot: theme park, coming of age, teenager, amusement park, love and romance, youth, workplace, parents and children, teenage love, dysfunctional family, workplace situations, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: parents and children, dysfunctional family, family problems, family relations, couple relations, family life, couples, drugs, marriage, christian, gospel, black romance
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, humorous, realistic, touching
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, small town, teenage life, parents and children, youth, family problems, family relations, crumbling marriage, couples, cell phone, teenager ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.5
 8K
About a Boy (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Will Freeman lives a charmed existence as the ultimate man-child. After writing a hit song, he was granted a life of free time, free love and freedom from financial woes. He's single, unemployed and loving it. So imagine his surprise when ...
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: womanizer, dysfunctional family, odd couple, parents and children, single parent, thirtysomething life, lifestyle change, family problems, friendship, teaching the ways of the world, irresponsible, age difference ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Just Before I Go (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ted Morgan has been treading water for most of his life. After his wife leaves him, Ted realizes he has nothing left to live for. Summoning the courage for one last act, Ted decides to go home and face the people he feels are responsible for ...
Style: touching, emotional, semi serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: suicide attempt, life is a bitch, suicide, haunted by the past, dysfunctional family, small town, siblings relations, homecoming, family relations, unfulfillment, life philosophy, gay ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 4.0
 377
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: humorous, semi serious, dark humor, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: teen comedy
Plot: dysfunctional family, prodigy, high school, suburbs, crumbling marriage, family life, suburban life, family problems, family relations, couple relations, parents and children, eccentric family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%