Movies and TV shows like Shameless

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Shameless (2011)
 8.7
 155K
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, offbeat, biting, emotional, dark humor, realistic, 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, everyday life, drinking problem, gay teenager, working class, alcoholic father, youth, strong sexual content, ordinary person, drugs/alcohol, homosexual, poor family, boyfriend, alcoholic, teenage sex, mental illness, single parent, absent mother ...
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, family problems, dysfunctional family, parents and children, siblings relations, youth and family life mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Shameless: Weeds (2005), Californication (2007), Skins (2007), Misfits (2009), Six Feet Under (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.0
 13K
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: homosexual, working class, dysfunctional family, family problems, parents and children, siblings relations, single father, drugs/alcohol, scam, life is a bitch, sex, council estate ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, northern england, europe, manchester
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 8.0
 95K
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 ...
Plot: drug dealing, dysfunctional family, family life, stoners, drug dealer, single mother, single parent, drugs/alcohol, marijuana, unlikely criminals, eccentric family, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.3
 160K
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, sexual ...
Plot: womanizer, lust, sexual relations, writer's life, strong sexual content, addiction, family problems, lifestyle, drugs/alcohol, family life, sexual activity, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 8.2
 67K
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, high school, high school life, youth, homosexual, sexual relations, party, looking for sex, friendship, teenage sexuality, drugs/alcohol, lifestyle ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Movie in collections
 8.3
 83K
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: cynical, witty, humorous, semi serious, surreal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural ability, anti heroes, youth, teenage life, superhuman powers, imaginary, misfit, friends, twentysomething life, community service, superhero, storm ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 8.7
 106K
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, serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, dealing with death, hopes, gays and lesbians, funeral home, couple relations, family business, drugs/alcohol, death, self discovery, sibling relationship, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ 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: sincere, semi serious, realistic, touching, 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%
 6.2
 5K
Mental (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Australia
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, dark humor, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: eccentric family, nanny, anti conformity, suburbs, dysfunctional family, youth, family problems, family relations, siblings relations, family life, mental illness, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Movie in collections
 8.2
 27K
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: touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: single parent, family life, parents and children, suburbs, family drama, family relations, couple relations, siblings relations, suburban life, teenage life, youth, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.5
 40K
The Middle (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: The daily mishaps of a married woman and her semi-dysfunctional family and their attempts to survive life in general in the city of Orson, Indiana.
Style: feel good, humorous, not serious, offbeat, realistic
Plot: family relations, parents and children, siblings relations, family life, parenthood, adolescence, family values, everyday life, marriage, youth, childhood, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.8
 19K
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: semi serious, humorous, dark humor, realistic, offbeat
Plot: lesbian, parents and children, siblings relations, lgbt, family drama, 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 ⇓
25%
Arrested Development (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: The story of a wealthy family that lost everything, and the one son who had no choice but to keep them all together.
Style: witty, offbeat, clever, not serious, humorous ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, workplace, disorder, siblings relations, arrest, parents and children, sexual humor, prison, lawyer, nothing goes right, teenage life, suburbs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 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: semi serious, humorous, dark humor, realistic, stylized ...
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 ⇓
24%
 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, prostitute, family life, lifestyle change, lifestyle, family problems, family relations, workplace, social relations, suburbs, financial problem ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, detroit, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 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: tragicomedy, dark humor, humorous, not serious, witty ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, mechanic, comedian, suicide, parents and children, suburbs, siblings relations, workplace romance, eccentric family, suburban life, workplace situations, family life ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, lgbt teen, family drama, parents and children, siblings relations, eccentric family, family life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.8
 478
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, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: dysfunctional family, sitcom, comedy of errors, social misfits, coming of age, jewish family, jewish, overweight, nothing goes right, parents and children, family life, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ 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: 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 ⇓
22%
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, light, feel good, not serious, offbeat ...
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 ⇓
22%
 5.9
 22K
Georgia Rule (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Georgia Rule follows a rebellious, uncontrollable teenager who is hauled off by her dysfunctional mother to spend the summer with her grandmother. Her journey will lead all three women to revelations of buried family secrets and an understanding ...
Style: sincere, sentimental, realistic, serious, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: family problems, parents and children, dysfunctional family, mother daughter relationship, small town, teenager, confession, redemption, generation gap, life is a bitch, secret, uncontrollable ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: idaho, usa, salt lake city utah, california, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 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 ⇓
21%
 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 ⇓
20%
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, suburbs, suburban life, lifestyle, family relations, couple relations, siblings relations, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, yorkshire, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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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: emotional, touching, 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 ⇓
20%
This Is Where I Leave You (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: When their father passes away, four grown, world-weary siblings return to their childhood home and are requested -- with an admonition -- to stay there together for a week, along with their free-speaking mother and a collection of spouses, exes and ...
Style: touching, humorous, realistic, semi serious, talky ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, man child, death of father, family, homecoming, drugs/alcohol, siblings relations, death in the family, funeral, grieving, family gatherings, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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, teenage life, dysfunctional family, small town, parents and children, youth, family problems, family relations, crumbling marriage, innocence lost, couples, condom ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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, cancer, one night stand ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Four egocentric friends who run a neighborhood Irish pub in Philadelphia try to find their way through the adult world of work and relationships. Unfortunately, their warped views and precarious judgments often lead them to trouble, creating a ...
Style: humorous, realistic, witty, situational comedy, bad taste humour ...
Plot: bar, sitcom, slacker, buddies, family relations, family problems, nothing goes right, misfit, workplace, irish, dysfunctional family, alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.1
 22K
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, realistic, witty, 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
Place: usa, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 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, screaming, animal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, kindergarten
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%