Movies and TV shows like Family Matters

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Family Matters
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: A long-running dramedy centering on the Winslow family, a middle-class African American family living in Chicago, and their pesky next-door neighbor, ultra-nerd Steve Urkel. A spin-off of Perfect Strangers.
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic, witty, surprise ending
Audience: family outing
Plot: sitcom, verbal byplay, goofy hero, family, parents and children, suburbs, family life, youth, family relations, siblings relations, suburban life, social relations, disorder, black family, middle class, lifestyle, catch phrase, boy with glasses, aunt nephew relationship, nerd, long brown hair, overalls, grandmother grandson relationship, brother in law sister in law relationship, invention ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois

Most similar movies to Family Matters

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, feel good and semi serious films and TV series with plots about family relations, family, family life, parents and children, siblings relations, sitcom and youth mostly in Comedy, Family and Drama genres. Some movies like Family Matters: Boy Meets World (1993), Moesha (1996), Sister, Sister (1994), Diff'rent Strokes (1978), The Cosby Show (1984). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Boy Meets World
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
Story: Boy Meets World is an American television sitcom that chronicles the coming of age events and everyday life-lessons of Cory Matthews, a Philadelphian who grows up from a young boy to a married man. The show aired for seven seasons from 1993 to 2000 ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, touching
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens, teen drama
Plot: sitcom, school, coming of age, buddies, friendship, family, college, high school life, high school, teenage life, best friends, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 2000s
Place: philadelphia, pennsylvania, usa
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System:   95%
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Moesha
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Moesha was an American sitcom series that aired on the UPN network from January 23, 1996 to May 14, 2001. The series stars R&B singer Brandy Norwood as Moesha Mitchell, a high school student living with her family in the Leimert Park ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, multicultural
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: sitcom, best friends, verbal byplay, teenage life, family, family life, youth, family relations, friends, parents and children, eccentric family, high school ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
Sister, Sister
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Sister, Sister is an American television sitcom starring identical twins Tia Mowry and Tamera Mowry. The premise of the show was that the girls were separated and adopted at birth, one to a single mother, one to a single father, and have met again ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching, feel good
Audience: pre-teens, teens
Plot: sitcom, twins, verbal byplay, family, parents and children, college, siblings relations, eccentric family, high school, student life, teenage life, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   92%
    User:   100%
 
Diff'rent Strokes
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Diff'rent Strokes is an American television sitcom that aired on NBC from November 3, 1978, to May 4, 1985, and on ABC from September 27, 1985, to March 7, 1986. The series stars Gary Coleman and Todd Bridges as Arnold and Willis Jackson, two ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, mischievous children, suburbs, family, parents and children, adoption, siblings relations, social differences, suburban life, sitcom, teenage life, family life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   90%
    User:   100%
 
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 28K
The Cosby Show
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The Cosby Show is an American television situation comedy starring Bill Cosby, which aired for eight seasons on NBC from September 20, 1984 until April 30, 1992. The show focuses on the Huxtable family, an upper middle-class African-American family ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: sitcom, parents and children, verbal byplay, family life, family, family relations, couple relations, siblings relations, teenage life, society, youth, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa
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System:   90%
    User:   100%
 
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Full House
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Full House is an American sitcom television series. Set in San Francisco, the show chronicles widowed father Danny Tanner, who, after the death of his wife Pam, enlists his best friend Joey Gladstone and his brother-in-law Jesse Katsopolis to help ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: sitcom, family, friends, single parent, friendship, parents and children, siblings relations, family life, coming of age, single father, youth, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   86%
    User:   99%
 
Mr. Belvedere
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Mr. Belvedere is an American sitcom that originally aired on ABC from March 15, 1985, until July 8, 1990. The series is based on the Lynn Aloysius Belvedere character created by Gwen Davenport for her 1947 novel Belvedere, which was later adapted ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching, witty
Audience: family outing
Plot: master and servant, sitcom, friendship, family, family life, suburbs, suburban life, workplace situations, family relations, friends, disorder, boss and employee ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: pennsylvania, pittsburgh, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   82%
    User:   83%
 
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Roseanne
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: realistic, humorous, witty, cynical, biting
Audience: family outing
Plot: sitcom, family, working class, family life, verbal byplay, parents and children, siblings relations, suburbs, suburban life, couples, overweight, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   81%
    User:   82%
 
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The Wonder Years
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: The Wonder Years is an American television comedy-drama created by Neal Marlens and Carol Black. It ran on ABC from 1988 through 1993. The pilot aired on January 31, 1988, following ABC's coverage of Super Bowl XXII. The show achieved a spot ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: family, friendship, friends, childhood, childhood sweetheart, suburbs, parents and children, siblings relations, junior high school, suburban life, coming of age, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   81%
    User:   79%
 
 6.6
 12K
Growing Pains
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Growing Pains is an American television sitcom about an affluent family, residing in Huntington, Long Island, New York, with a working mother and a stay-at-home psychiatrist father raising three children together, which aired on ABC from September ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, sentimental
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: sitcom, family, couple relations, suburbs, parents and children, siblings relations, adolescence vs adulthood, suburban life, family life, youth, family relations, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   79%
    User:   85%
 
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Family Ties
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Former 1960s flower children Steven and Elyse Keaton raise their conservative son Alex, daughters Mallory and Jennifer, and later, youngest child Andrew.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty
Audience: family outing
Plot: sitcom, family, parents and children, republican, siblings relations, family life, family relations, suburbs, couple relations, culture clash, adolescence vs adulthood, suburban life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   78%
    User:   91%
 
The Bernie Mac Show
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The Bernie Mac Show is an American sitcom that aired on Fox for five seasons from November 14, 2001 to April 14, 2006. The series featured comic actor Bernie Mac and his wife Wanda raising his sister's three kids: Jordan, Bryana, and Vanessa.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, clever, feel good
Audience: teens
Plot: eccentric family, family life, family, sitcom, youth, suburbs, family relations, disorder, parents and children, siblings relations, suburban life, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   72%
    User:   59%
 
 5.8
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Quints
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Jamie Grover (Kimberly J. Brown) is an only child who has always wanted out from the constant attention her parents give her. Her wish is finally granted when she finds out her mother is pregnant, but when she turns out to have quints, Jamie's ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: babies and infants, family, school, parents and children, teenage life, life turned upside down, coming of age, family life, teenager, baby, youth, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   67%
    User:   71%
 
 7.7
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Even Stevens
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Even Stevens is an American comedy television series that aired on Disney Channel with a total of three seasons and 65 episodes from June 17, 2000, to June 13, 2003. It follows the life of the Stevenses, a Jewish family living in suburban ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, witty
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: family, sitcom, parents and children, siblings relations, eccentric family, teenage life, family life, youth, family relations, disorder, mischievous children, high school life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   60%
    User:   48%
 
Silver Spoons
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Silver Spoons is an American sitcom that aired on NBC from September 25, 1982 to May 11, 1986 and in first-run syndication from September 15, 1986 to March 4, 1987. The series was produced by Embassy Television for the first four seasons, until ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental, feel good
Audience: family outing
Plot: sitcom, parents and children, coming of age, family, family life, society, youth, family relations, power relations, rich and poor, siblings relations, americana ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   53%
 
Eight Is Enough
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Eight Is Enough is an American television comedy-drama series that ran on ABC from March 15, 1977, until August 29, 1981. The show was modeled after syndicated newspaper columnist Thomas Braden, a real-life parent with eight children, who wrote a ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: single parent, parents and children, family, siblings relations, family life, family relations, couple relations, looking for love, teenage life, love and romance, couples, remarry ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   60%
 
A Very Brady Christmas
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Almost 20 years after the start of the original "Brady Bunch" the kids are grown up and have kids of their own. Everyone is having a wonderful time back at the family house for Christmas, until Mike learns of a structural problem in one of ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, sentimental
Audience: family outing
Plot: reunion, family gatherings, family life, family, family relations, parents and children, siblings relations, christmas, disorder, female boss, large family, doctor ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   54%
 
Perfect Strangers
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Perfect Strangers is an American sitcom that ran for eight seasons from March 25, 1986, to August 6, 1993, on the ABC television network. Created by Dale McRaven, the series chronicles the rocky coexistence of midwestern American Larry Appleton and ...
Style: not serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, offbeat
Audience: family outing
Plot: sitcom, family, goofy hero, odd couple, fish out of water, misfit, partners, family relations, friendship, buddies, immigrants, society ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   50%
 
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Step by Step
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Step by Step is an American television sitcom that starred Patrick Duffy and Suzanne Somers as two single parents, who spontaneously get married after meeting one another during a vacation, resulting in them becoming the heads of a large blended ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, witty, sincere
Audience: family outing
Plot: sitcom, couple relations, family, parents and children, siblings relations, family life, suburbs, youth, suburban life, coming of age, society, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   39%
 
 6.5
 12K
Reba
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.‚Äč
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: sitcom, single parent, parents and children, dysfunctional family, suburbs, pregnancy, family life, suburban life, single mother, couples, family relations, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   45%
 
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is an American television sitcom that originally aired on NBC from September 10, 1990, to May 20, 1996. The show stars Will Smith as a fictionalized version of himself, a street-smart teenager from West Philadelphia who ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, witty
Audience: teens
Plot: sitcom, verbal byplay, siblings relations, social differences, estate, culture clash, family life, teenage life, fish out of water, misfit, family relations, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   50%
 
 5.6
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Hope & Faith
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Hope, a down-to-earth, happily married mother of three has her tidy world turned upside down when her celebrity sister moves in. Faith was living the Hollywood life as a soap opera star before her character was killed off.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, witty, christmas special
Audience: family outing
Plot: sitcom, actor's life, odd couple, suburbs, parents and children, siblings relations, family life, suburban life, artists and showbiz, family relations, couple relations, celebrity culture ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   47%
 
Home Improvement
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Home Improvement is an American television sitcom starring Tim Allen, that aired from September 17, 1991 to May 25, 1999. The show was created by Matt Williams, Carmen Finestra and David McFadzean. In the 1990s, it was one of the most watched ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic
Plot: sitcom, couple relations, parents and children, family life, friendship, family relations, suburbs, disorder, handyman, battle of the sexes, siblings relations, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: detroit, michigan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   54%
 
Liv and Maddie
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: The exploits of identical twins Liv, a former television star back home in Wisconsin and in the process of adding movie star to her credits, as well as beginning to focus on her music career, and Maddie, an outstanding student and basketball ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, sentimental
Audience: family outing, teens, girls' night
Plot: twins, ego clash, family, high school, sitcom, siblings relations, high school life, teenage life, youth, teenager, family relations, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   42%
 
Girl Meets World
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
Story: The adventures of relatable and adventurous Riley Matthews, the tween daughter of Cory and Topanga Matthews, and her bold best friend Maya as they traverse the twists and turns of teenage years at Manhattan's John Quincy Adams Middle School ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, sentimental
Audience: family outing, teens, teen comedy, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, sitcom, best friends, family, school, parents and children, teachers and students, family life, teenage life, middle school, female protagonist, teenager ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   36%
 
The Brady Bunch
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: When widower Mike Brady marries a lovely lady widow Carol Ann, their two families become one. These are the misadventures of this new couple, their six children, a dog named Tiger, and quirky housekeeper Alice.
Style: not serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, sentimental
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: family, sitcom, parents and children, suburbs, siblings relations, optimism, cult, family life, youth, family relations, mischievous children, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   48%
 
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Empty Nest
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Empty Nest is an American sitcom that originally aired on NBC from 1988 to 1995. The series was created as a spin-off of The Golden Girls by creator and producer Susan Harris. For its first three seasons, Empty Nest was one of the year's top 10 ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: sitcom, family, parents and children, siblings relations, eccentric family, family relations, singleness, family life, coworker relationship, pediatrician, nurse, doctor ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: florida, miami, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   50%
 
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
Genre: Family, Drama, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Precocious Claudia and her brother run away from home and hide in the Metropolitan Museum in New York.
Style: feel good, semi serious, touching, humorous
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: family, mischievous children, suburbs, young heroes, friendship, parents and children, siblings relations, teaching the ways of the world, museum, eccentric family, imaginary kingdom, investigation ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   51%
 
 7.5
 15K
Doug
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, France
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Doug is an American animated sitcom created by Jim Jinkins and co-produced by his studio, Jumbo Pictures. The show's plotline centers around the surreal and imaginative exploits of its title character, Douglas "Doug" Funnie, who ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: sitcom, buddies, school, small town life, family life, family, small town, youth, family relations, friends, parents and children, siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   40%
 
 7.5
 4K
Smart Guy
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: T.J. is a boy genius who gets bumped up from the fourth grade to high school. T.J. tries to adjust to his new life, but he shares some classes with his 14 year-old brother Marcus, the school jock, and his clueless and self-absorbed 16 year-old ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: high school, relationship vs career, youth, family, family relations, best friends, single parent, prodigy, sitcom, siblings relations, ambition, friends ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   36%
 
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