Movies and TV shows like Shameless

If you like "Shameless" you are looking for humorous, offbeat and biting movies or TV shows about / with dysfunctional family, parents and children, gay teenager, family problems, juvenile delinquency, siblings relations and life is a bitch themes of Comedy and Drama genre shot in USA.
Find your next favorite and similar movies in two steps: 1. Identify all themes of interest from this film (block below). 2. Look for them in the presented list.
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, offbeat, biting, emotional, dark humor, realistic, ironic, entertaining, sexual, semi serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, parents and children, gay teenager, family problems, juvenile delinquency, siblings relations, life is a bitch, teenage life, teenage sex, family relations, drinking problem, homosexual, youth, alcoholic father, everyday life, working class, strong sexual content, poor family, boyfriend, drugs/alcohol, alcoholic, ordinary person, absent mother, mental illness, young kid ...
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 humorous, realistic, semi serious and touching films and TV series with plots about family relations, parents and children, dysfunctional family, family problems, siblings relations, youth and family life mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Shameless: Weeds (2005), Californication (2007), Sex Education (2019), Skins (2007), Misfits (2009). 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: working class, family problems, dysfunctional family, drugs/alcohol, parents and children, siblings relations, single father, everyday life, life is a bitch, grownups, social misfits, alcohol abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, northern england, europe, manchester
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
 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: humorous, witty, dark humor, cynical, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: drug dealing, dysfunctional family, marijuana, stoners, family life, drug dealer, single mother, eccentric family, drugs/alcohol, single parent, friendship, smuggling ...
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, witty, humorous, dark humor, cynical ...
Plot: womanizer, lust, sexual relations, writer's life, strong sexual content, lifestyle, addiction, sexual activity, drugs/alcohol, family life, family problems, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 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, light, captivating, dark humor ...
Audience: teens, teen drama, teen comedy
Plot: teenage sex, teenage life, first sex, gay, classmates, school, best friends, youth, society, couples, family relations, sex therapist ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Movie in collections
 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, realistic, semi serious, cynical, sexual ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage life, sexual relations, drugs/alcohol, party, youth, high school life, homosexual, looking for sex, lifestyle, high school, friendship, siblings relations ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 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, humorous, cynical, exciting, surreal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural ability, youth, anti heroes, misfit, friends, teenage life, superhuman powers, juvenile delinquent, supernatural, imaginary, twentysomething life, superhero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, tense, surreal ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, death, funeral home, hopes, dealing with death, self discovery, gays and lesbians, family business, family secret, workplace problem, depression, financial problem ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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, touching, sincere, semi serious, emotional ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, family in crisis, adolescence vs adulthood, life is a bitch, unlikely criminals, down on your luck, parents and children, young heroes, dealing with death, youth, dysfunctional family, hip hop ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Movie in collections
 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, single parent, marital problem, couple relations, adolescence, family relations, parents and children, siblings relations, social relations, responsibility, parenthood, family drama ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.0
 370
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: stylized, humorous, witty, semi serious, clever ...
Plot: friends, family relations, teenage love, siblings relations, student life, parents and children, love and romance, eccentric family, teenage life, family problems, dysfunctional family, best friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 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: realistic, offbeat, dark humor, humorous, semi serious
Plot: lesbian, life turned upside down, family secret, dysfunctional family, family relations, eccentric family, disorder, family problems, family life, gays and lesbians, siblings relations, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 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, cynical, dark humor, witty, not serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, suicide, mechanic, comedian, childhood, family problems, siblings relations, workplace romance, suburban life, parents and children, mental patient, father son relationship ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 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: touching, realistic, witty, humorous, not serious
Plot: sitcom, overprotective parent, family, siblings relations, parents and children, family life, family problems, youth, family relations, teenage life, couples, eccentric family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, michigan
⇓ 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: sentimental, realistic, sincere, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: dysfunctional family, sitcom, self destructing, social relations, unsupportive parent, family relations, instructor, youth, misfit, society, family business, comedy of errors ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 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: sentimental, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: fall in love, parents and children, theme park, love and romance, dysfunctional family, workplace, workplace situations, teenage love, teenage life, youth, coming of age, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: semi serious, humorous, touching, offbeat, realistic
Plot: mental illness, dysfunctional family, jealousy, dissociative identity disorder, split personality, family relations, supportive parent, student, professor, doctor, misfit, introspection ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 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, lifestyle change, lifestyle, family life, middle aged, family problems, strong sexual content, new job, financial problem, family relations, talented, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, michigan, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 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: dark humor, touching, offbeat, realistic, biting ...
Plot: hitchhiker, anti conformity, nanny, mental illness, dysfunctional family, eccentric family, youth, family life, suburbs, teenage life, family problems, changing lives ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
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: realistic, touching, semi serious, humorous, sincere
Plot: siblings relations, family relations, self discovery, dysfunctional family, terminal illness, family problems, family life, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, parents and children, death, gay ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: humorous, realistic, touching, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: memory loss, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family problems, family life, family relations, siblings relations, couple relations, suburban life, cheating wife, therapy, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, couples, dishonesty, charity, siblings relations, suburban life, couple relations, suburbs, teenage life, family life, family problems, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, yorkshire, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.2
 485
Get Real (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Get Real was a short-lived comedy-drama on the FOX Network centering on the fictional Green family of Los Angeles. It ran from September 1999 to April 2000. It starred Eric Christian Olsen and Anne Hathaway in very early roles, as the older siblings ...
Style: semi serious, touching, realistic, humorous
Audience: teen drama
Plot: dysfunctional family, parents and children, family, siblings relations, love and romance, family relations, youth, high school, brother brother relationship, romance, social differences, high school friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, san francisco, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: sitcom, dysfunctional family, dentist, single mother, family life, teenage life, couples, suburbs, parents and children, family problems, family relations, pregnancy ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Movie in collections
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, hostages, eccentric family, family problems, family relations, punishment, confinement indoors, confined, unsupportive parent, youth, danger, breaking point ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, realistic, semi serious, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: suicide attempt, life is a bitch, suicide, dysfunctional family, small town, siblings relations, haunted by the past, family relations, unfulfillment, homecoming, life philosophy, depression ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 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: offbeat, psychological, dark humor, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teen comedy
Plot: dysfunctional family, prodigy, suburban life, couple relations, parents and children, crumbling marriage, youth, society, lifestyle, family relations, high school, family life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.0
 37K
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: witty, humorous, cynical, realistic, biting
Audience: family outing
Plot: sitcom, working class, family, family life, lesbian, overweight, americana, coming of age, youth, couples, teenage life, suburbs ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s, 1990s
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.3
 715
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: small time, family relations, single parent, code, business venture, going straight, family life, dishonesty, petty criminal, crimes, parents and children, pretense ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 2.2
 2K
Fred (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Story: Fred, a boy with a freakishly high voice, goes on many crazy adventures.
Style: offbeat, not serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: swimming, youth, family relations, dysfunctional family, nothing goes right, parents and children, family problems, disorder, rabies, alcoholic, neglect, bully ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, kindergarten
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: touching, realistic, humorous, semi serious
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, small town, teenage life, family problems, couples, youth, crumbling marriage, parents and children, family relations, innocence lost, climbing through a window ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%