Movies and TV shows like Shameless

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Shameless (2011)
 8.7
 155K
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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Weeds
Comedy, Crime, Drama
USA
28 min.
 8.0
Misfits
Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
UK
60 min.
 8.3
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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, depression, loneliness and dialogue mostly in Drama, Comedy and Crime genres. Some movies like Shameless: Californication (2007), Weeds (2005), Misfits (2009), Skins (2007), Six Feet Under (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 8.0
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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, humorous, cynical, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family problems, parents and children, siblings relations, single father, working class, drugs/alcohol, life is a bitch, social misfits, alcohol abuse, scam, grownups ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, northern england, manchester
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System:   95%
    User:   92%
 
 8.3
 160K
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:   79%
    User:   85%
 
 8.0
 95K
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: humorous, witty, dark humor, cynical, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dysfunctional family, single parent, drugs/alcohol, drug dealer, eccentric family, drug dealing, unlikely criminals, single mother, family life, parents and children, family relations, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   65%
    User:   89%
 
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 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: witty, cynical, semi serious, surreal, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: anti heroes, supernatural ability, youth, community service, juvenile delinquent, absurd humor, probation officer, probation, danger, misfit, friends, storm ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   92%
 
 8.2
 67K
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, realistic, captivating, idiotic, cynical ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage life, high school life, friendship, sexual relations, lifestyle, looking for sex, high school, youth, teenage sexuality, party, leader, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: england
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System:   58%
    User:   92%
 
 8.7
 106K
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: dark humor, psychological, surreal, tense, emotional ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family business, funeral home, family problems, family secret, drugs/alcohol, couple relations, parents and children, sibling relationship, financial problem, life changing experience, workplace problem ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   32%
 
 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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, captivating, satirical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sexual relations, family life, lifestyle change, lifestyle, strong sexual content, gigolo, family problems, family relations, workplace, financial problem, new job, middle aged ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, detroit, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   33%
 
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 7.4
 22K
House of Lies
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
Story: Charming, fast talking Marty Kaan and his crack team of management consultants know how to play the corporate game better than anyone, by using every dirty trick in the book to woo powerful CEOs and close huge deals. In the board rooms, barrooms, ...
Style: cynical, realistic, clever, talky, dark humor ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: workplace situations, hotshot lawyer, power relations, drugs/alcohol, greed, dishonesty, coworker relationship, powerful corporation, ambitious, strong sexual content, ambition, casual sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   36%
 
Just Before I Go
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: life philosophy, depression, midlife crisis, loneliness, suicide attempt, dysfunctional family, haunted by the past, relationships, small town, destiny, siblings relations, guilt ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   37%
 
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: realistic, dark humor, disturbing, cynical, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: manipulation, high school, teenager, teacher, revenge, teachers and students, false accusation, adolescence, dishonesty, stereotypes, sexual harassment, obsession ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   28%
 
Family Weekend
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, light, humorous, captivating, cynical ...
Plot: parents and children, eccentric family, hostages, family problems, confined, family relations, confinement indoors, unsupportive parent, punishment, tied feet, suburbs, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   38%
 
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: semi serious, sincere, realistic, touching, 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:   31%
    User:   60%
 
 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, introspection, drugs/alcohol, loneliness, divorce, drug abuse, suicide attempt ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   31%
    User:   26%
 
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 22K
Nurse Jackie
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 27 min.
Story: Every day is a matter of life and death in a hectic New York City hospital, but for Nurse Jackie that's the easiest part. Between chronic back pain that won't quit, and a personal life on the constant edge of collapse, it's going to ...
Style: tragicomedy, semi serious, cynical, dark humor, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: hospital, nurse, addiction, workplace situations, doctors and patients, friendship, against the rules, drugs/alcohol, drug abuse, staff, conflict, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   31%
    User:   31%
 
 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:   32%
 
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:   30%
    User:   28%
 
The Angriest Man in Brooklyn
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: After learning that a brain aneurysm will kill him in about 90 minutes, a perpetually unhappy man struggles to come to terms with his fate and make amends with everyone he has ever hurt.
Style: compassionate, thought provoking, sentimental, tragicomedy, dark humor ...
Plot: terminal illness, redemption, introspection, depression, doctor patient relationship, father-son relationship, family, life is a bitch, doctors, life philosophy, parents and children, family drama ...
Time: 2010s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   30%
    User:   24%
 
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, realistic, feel good, 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:   27%
 
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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, siblings relations, drugs/alcohol, family drama, family bonds, relationships, spelling bee ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   29%
    User:   28%
 
 6.6
 497
Soft Fruit
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: For the first time in 15 years, all four siblings in a family show up to care for their dying mother, who is only given a couple of weeks to live. One comes from America with her two children. A divorced sister also comes with her child and sneaks ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, working class, male nudity, single parent, human nature, culture clash, gunfight, relationships, parents and children, crime gone awry, pornography, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   29%
    User:   24%
 
 7.8
 61K
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:   29%
    User:   24%
 
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:   25%
 
 6.2
 5K
Mental
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: semi serious, humorous, dark humor, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: nanny, dysfunctional family, suburbs, eccentric family, youth, family problems, family relations, siblings relations, family life, mental illness, teenage life, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   29%
    User:   67%
 
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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, semi serious, clever, realistic, humorous ...
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:   29%
    User:   30%
 
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:   32%
 
 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, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   29%
    User:   27%
 
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:   29%
    User:   35%
 
 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, semi serious, clever, 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, phoenix arizona ...
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System:   28%
    User:   31%
 

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 7.1
 39K
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, parents and children, drugs/alcohol, family drama, secrets, dysfunctional family, mentor, redemption, catastrophe, family, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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System:   28%
    User:   33%
 
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, biting, semi serious ...
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:   28%
    User:   25%
 
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