Movies and TV shows like Shameless

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Shameless (2011)
 8.7
 152K
Shameless
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, realistic, entertaining, ironic, dark humor, semi serious, emotional, offbeat, sexual, biting ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, parents and children, alcoholic father, juvenile delinquency, poor family, drugs/alcohol, family problems, alcoholic, teenage sex, siblings relations, working class, gay teenager, absent mother, strong sexual content, bipolar disorder, sex, family relations, family life, alcohol abuse, teenage life, life is a bitch, sibling relationship, single father, single parent, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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Misfits
Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
UK
60 min.
 8.3
Skins
Drama
UK
46 min.
 8.2
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Most similar movies to Shameless

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, humorous and dark humor films and TV series with plots about family relations, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family problems, storytelling, depression and loneliness mostly in Drama, Comedy and Crime genres. Some movies like Shameless: Californication (2007), Skins (2007), Misfits (2009), Weeds (2005), Lonesome Jim (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 8.0
 13K
Shameless
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, semi serious, offbeat, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: working class, dysfunctional family, family problems, drugs/alcohol, parents and children, siblings relations, suburbs, life is a bitch, british humour, sibling relationship, family relations, social misfits ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, northern england, manchester
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System:   95%
    User:   96%
 
 8.3
 159K
Californication
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: dark humor, humorous, witty, sexy, sexual ...
Plot: womanizer, writer's life, lust, lifestyle, drugs/alcohol, strong sexual content, sexual relations, family problems, family life, sexual activity, addiction, hollywood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: california, usa
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System:   93%
    User:   92%
 
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 8.2
 66K
Skins
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: semi serious, sexual, realistic
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: high school life, friendship, drugs/alcohol, looking for sex, high school, teenage life, coming of age, social relations, youth, sexual relations, siblings relations, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: england
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System:   65%
    User:   91%
 
 8.3
 83K
Misfits
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: humorous, semi serious, witty, surreal, cynical
Audience: teens
Plot: anti heroes, superhuman powers, imaginary, youth, supernatural ability, teenage life, young heroes, community service, superhero, misfit, twentysomething life, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   64%
    User:   91%
 
 8.0
 94K
Weeds
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, semi serious, clever, realistic, dark humor ...
Plot: drug dealing, dysfunctional family, single parent, marijuana, drugs/alcohol, unlikely criminals, crime, suburbs, single mother, family life, drug dealer, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
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System:   61%
    User:   89%
 
 6.6
 7K
Lonesome Jim
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Failing to make it on his own, 27-year-old Jim moves back in with his parents and deals with crippling family obligations.
Style: touching, semi serious, gloomy, depressing, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, small town, depression, drinking, drugs, hospital, drugs/alcohol, introspection, loneliness, divorce, drug abuse, suicide attempt ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   37%
 
 7.2
 20K
Hung
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: sexual, dark humor, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, strong sexual content, sexual relations, high school, social relations, suburbs, looking for sex, parents and children, sex, suburban life, family life, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, michigan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   35%
 
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 7.8
 60K
Happiness
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The lives of many individuals connected by the desire for happiness, often from sources usually considered dark or evil.
Style: disturbing, dark humor, bleak, realistic, cynical ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, rape, sexual abuse, obsession, loneliness, child abuse, depression, sex, strong sexual content, siblings relations, relationships, multiple storylines ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   30%
 
Pretty Persuasion
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A 15-year-old girl incites chaos among her friends and a media frenzy when she accuses her drama teacher of sexual harassment.
Style: dark humor, humorous, semi serious, realistic, biting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, manipulation, suicide, teenager, teacher, revenge, sex, manipulations, strong sexual content, dysfunctional family, school, pornography ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   38%
 
 7.2
 34K
The Savages
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A sister and brother face the realities of familial responsibility as they begin to care for their ailing father.
Style: realistic, sentimental, clever, semi serious, touching ...
Plot: midlife crisis, depression, family, childhood, mental illness, guilt, aging, death, dysfunctional family, hospital, drinking, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: arizona, poland, usa, new york, new york state ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   35%
 
 7.0
 20K
Junebug
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: On the way to meet with an independent artist in the South, newlywed art dealer Madeleine is convinced by her husband, George, that they should stop to meet his family in North Carolina. Madeleine's affluent lifestyle clashes with the family, ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, offbeat, thought provoking ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, pregnancy, culture clash, artist, small town, art, hospital, family bonds, in-laws, marriage, relationships, urban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   36%
 
 8.7
 105K
Six Feet Under
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: gloomy, serious, psychological, dark humor, surreal ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, drugs/alcohol, death, dealing with death, introspection, suburbs, redemption, family business, couple relations, siblings relations, parents and children, funeral home ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   30%
 
This Is Where I Leave You
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: humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious, talky ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family, adultery, infidelity, marijuana, marriage, drugs/alcohol, siblings relations, family drama, family bonds, relationships, spelling bee ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   38%
 
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The Royal Tenenbaums
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Royal Tenenbaum and his wife Etheline had three children and then they separated. All three children are extraordinary --- all geniuses. Virtually all memory of the brilliance of the young Tenenbaums was subsequently erased by two decades of ...
Style: clever, stylized, humorous, witty, cynical ...
Audience: date night
Plot: dysfunctional family, redemption, terminal illness, suicide attempt, depression, eccentricity, deadpan, hotel, drugs/alcohol, eccentric family, family bonds, storytelling ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   31%
 
Life During Wartime
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Friends, family, and lovers struggle to find love, forgiveness, and meaning in an almost war-torn world riddled with comedy and pathos. Follows Solondz's film Happiness (1998).
Style: dark humor, disturbing, psychological, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, loneliness, suicide, sexual abuse, pornography, depression, existentialism, haunted by the past, sisters, wartime, male nudity, nudity (topless - notable) ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, miami, new jersey, usa, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   32%
 
Sunshine Cleaning
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A single mother and her slacker sister find an unexpected way to turn their lives around in the off-beat dramatic comedy. In order to raise the tuition to send her young son to private school the mom starts an unusual business – a biohazard ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, semi serious, witty, realistic ...
Plot: suicide, family business, dysfunctional family, death, storytelling, eccentric family, working class, business, drugs/alcohol, sisters, murder, adultery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new mexico, albuquerque new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   31%
    User:   26%
 
World's Greatest Dad
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In the wake of a freak accident, Lance suffers the worst tragedy and the greatest opportunity of his life. He is suddenly faced with the possibility of fame, fortune and popularity, if he can only live with the knowledge of how he got there.
Style: dark humor, clever, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teacher, death, workplace, high school, father son relationship, single father, drugs/alcohol, single parent, suicide, loneliness, life & death, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   30%
    User:   35%
 
Happy Christmas
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: After a breakup with her boyfriend, a young woman moves in with her older brother, his wife, and their 2-year-old son.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, touching ...
Plot: christmas, drinking, drugs/alcohol, introspection, relationships, family, siblings relations, mentor, existentialism, pornography, life, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   30%
    User:   26%
 
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The Best Thief in the World
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: young heroes, hip hop, 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 ⇓
System:   30%
    User:   60%
 
 7.8
 19K
Transparent
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, offbeat, realistic
Plot: parents and children, siblings relations, eccentric family, life turned upside down, family relations, family life, gays and lesbians, dysfunctional family, lesbian, gender, family problems, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   30%
    User:   31%
 
 6.4
 12K
Pecker
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A Baltimore sandwich shop employee becomes an overnight sensation when photographs he's taken of his weird family become the latest rage in the art world. The young man is called "Pecker" because he pecks at his food like a bird.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, biting, offbeat ...
Plot: art, photographer, artist, dysfunctional family, drugs/alcohol, fish out of water, media satire, homeless, obsession, gallery, art gallery, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, baltimore, maryland, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   30%
    User:   36%
 
Spanking the Monkey
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Bright young student Raymond Aibelli is forced to sidetrack an important medical internship because his mother, Susan, is recovering from a broken leg. When he isn't tasked with the most mundane aspects of Susan's recuperation, Raymond ...
Style: dark humor, psychological, humorous, semi serious, sexual ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, incest, adultery, coming of age, suicide attempt, male nudity, parents and children, high school, pornography, suburbs, teenage life, relationships ...
Time: 90s
Place: medical school
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   29%
    User:   26%
 
 5.9
 22K
Georgia Rule
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, melancholic, serious ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: mother daughter relationship, parents and children, family problems, secrets, honest, confession, small town, dysfunctional family, secret, teenager, redemption, drinking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: idaho, usa, california, san francisco, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   29%
    User:   27%
 
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The Squid and the Whale
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Based on the true childhood experiences of Noah Baumbach and his brother, The Squid and the Whale tells the touching story of two young boys dealing with their parents divorce in Brooklyn in the 1980's.
Style: talky, realistic, witty, intellectual, clever ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, coming of age, divorce, parenthood, adolescence, childhood, depression, infidelity, drinking, marriage, adultery, strong sexual content ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   29%
    User:   31%
 
Men, Women & Children
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: realistic, serious, gloomy, interesting, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, teenager, infidelity, coming of age, internet, depression, video game, virginity, sexuality, parents and children, teenagers, pornography ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   29%
    User:   29%
 
Little Miss Sunshine
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A family loaded with quirky, colorful characters piles into an old van and road trips to California for little Olive to compete in a beauty pageant.
Style: road movie, humorous, realistic, witty, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: dysfunctional family, beauty pageant, road trip, parenthood, suicide attempt, heroin, sarcasm, hospital, drugs, farce, contests and competitions, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, cross country, albuquerque new mexico, arizona ...
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System:   29%
    User:   25%
 
Welcome to the Dollhouse
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: An unattractive 7th grader struggles to cope with suburban life as the middle child with un-attentive parents and bullies at school.
Style: bleak, dark humor, realistic, cynical, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, bullying, school, friendship, kidnapping, teacher, adolescence, loneliness, childhood, social misfits, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   29%
    User:   28%
 
 7.1
 38K
People Like Us
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: It tells the story of a struggling man who, after flying home to L.A. for the funeral of his estranged record-producer father, discovers that the will stipulates that he must deliver $150,000 in cash to a 30-year-old alcoholic sister he never knew ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, semi serious, dramatic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: father son relationship, death, drugs/alcohol, parents and children, family drama, secrets, dysfunctional family, mentor, redemption, catastrophe, family, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   29%
    User:   25%
 

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Maps to the Stars
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, Germany, France, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Driven by an intense need for fame and validation, members of a dysfunctional Hollywood family are chasing celebrity, one another and the relentless ghosts of their pasts.
Style: dark humor, disturbing, cynical, semi serious, biting ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, hollywood, sex, obsession, incest, mental illness, drinking, psychology, drugs, male nudity, drug addiction, sexual abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   29%
    User:   34%
 
Margot at the Wedding
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Margot and her son Claude decide to visit her sister Pauline after she announces that she is getting married to less-than-impressive Malcolm. In short order, the storm the sisters create leaves behind a mess of thrashed relationships and exposed ...
Style: talky, cynical, tragicomedy, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family, adultery, mental illness, drugs/alcohol, siblings relations, relationships, infidelity, drinking, sisters, wedding, storytelling ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, harvard university, vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   29%
    User:   27%
 
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