Movies and TV shows like A Different World

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A Different World (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: A Different World is an American television sitcom which aired for six seasons on NBC. It is a spin-off series from The Cosby Show and originally centered on Denise Huxtable and the life of students at Hillman College, a fictional mixed but historically black college in the state of Virginia. After Bonet's departure in the first season, the remainder of the series primarily focused more on Southern belle Whitley Gilbert and mathematics whiz Dwayne Wayne. The series frequently depicted members of the major historically black fraternities and sororities. While it was a spin-off from The Cosby Show, A Different World would typically address issues that were avoided by The Cosby Show writers. One episode that aired in 1990 was one of the first American network television episodes to address the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, witty
Plot: sitcom, college, best friends, buddies, social issues, racism, golden years, friendship, teenage love, adolescence vs adulthood, college life, student life, twentysomething life, workplace situations, thirtysomething life, youth, friends, feminism, love and romance, society, workplace, chef, lifestyle, african american, boy with glasses ...
Time: 80s, 90s
Place: usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and witty films and TV series with plots about sitcom, friends, friendship, love and romance, workplace, workplace situations and lifestyle mostly in Comedy, Family and Romance genres. Some movies like A Different World: 227 (1985), The Parkers (1999), Campus Ladies (2006), The Wayans Bros. (1995), Glory Daze (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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227 (1985)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: 227 is an American situation comedy that originally aired on NBC from September 14, 1985, until May 6, 1990. The series stars Marla Gibbs as a sharp-tongued, inner-city resident gossip and housewife, Mary Jenkins. It was produced by Embassy ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: sitcom, apartment, neighbor, friendship, family life, housewife, middle class, family, friends, social relations, best friends, eccentric family ...
Time: 80s
Place: washington d.c., usa
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The Parkers (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 20 min.
Story: The Parkers is an American sitcom that aired on UPN from August 30, 1999, to May 10, 2004. A spin-off of UPN's Moesha, The Parkers features the mother-daughter team of Nikki and Kim Parker. The Parkers' signature "Heeyyy" ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, touching
Plot: sitcom, college, friendship, parents and children, parent child relationship, black family, college life, student life, love and romance, couples, family relations, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: california, usa, campus
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Campus Ladies (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Campus Ladies is an American sitcom that premiered on Oxygen on January 8, 2006. It stars Christen Sussin and Carrie Aizley as two 40-something women who decide to go enroll at the fictional University of the Midwest. The humor comes from the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, offbeat ...
Plot: college, best friends, university, college life, sitcom, looking for love, looking for sex, love and romance, youth, friends, lifestyle, best friend ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: campus
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The Wayans Bros. (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The Wayans Bros. is a situation comedy that aired from January 1995 to May 1999 on The WB. The series starred real-life brothers Shawn and Marlon Wayans. Both brothers were already well-known from the sketch comedy show In Living Color that was ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: sitcom, african american, teenage love, workplace situations, sibling relationship, college, interracial relations, siblings relations, college life, love and romance, couples, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city
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Glory Daze (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Story: Glory Daze is an American comedy-drama television series. The one-hour series revolves around a group of college freshmen who pledge a fraternity in 1986. The series aired from November 16, 2010, to January 18, 2011 on TBS. On February 24, 2011, ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: college, buddies, college life, sitcom, young adult, retro, friends, social relations, friendship, student life, teenage life, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, wisconsin, indiana
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Designing Women (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Designing Women is an American television sitcom that centered on the working and personal lives of four Southern women and one man in an interior design firm in Atlanta, Georgia. It aired on the CBS television network from September 29, 1986 until ...
Style: talky, semi serious, humorous, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sitcom, feminism, interior design, friendship, battle of the sexes, career woman, looking for love, workplace situations, family relations, social relations, workplace, single parent ...
Time: 80s, 1990s
Place: georgia, usa, atlanta georgia
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Undeclared (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: College freshman Steve Karp, his girlfriend and their fellow dorm-mates embark on one the greatest experiences of their lives...unfortunately for Steve, his lonely and recently divorced father is tagging along for the ride.
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, clever, witty
Plot: college, looking for sex, sexual relations, sitcom, university, coming of age, best friends, buddies, young adult, prank, singleness, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 21st century, 70s, 2000s
Place: california, campus
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Newhart (1982)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Dick Loudon and his wife Joanna decide to leave life in New York City and buy a little inn in Vermont. Dick is a how-to book writer, who eventually becomes a local TV celebrity as host of "Vermont Today." George Utley is the handyman at ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, clever, offbeat ...
Plot: sitcom, small town, best friends, college, single parent, tv station, unlikely couple, student life, cafe, workplace situations, village, nothing goes right ...
Time: 80s
Place: vermont, new york, usa
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Saved by the Bell: The College Years (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Saved by the Bell: The College Years is a sequel to the Saved by the Bell series which ran from September 14, 1993 to February 8, 1994, lasting one season. It was the third incarnation of the franchise. It is also the only series of the franchise to ...
Style: not serious, feel good, realistic, humorous
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: college, sitcom, college life, friendship, buddies, teachers and students, young adult, adolescence vs adulthood, coming of age, youth, friends, best friends ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: california, usa, campus
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What About Joan? (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: What About Joan? is an ABC sitcom that aired in 2001 for 2 seasons. It starred Joan Cusack as Joan Gallagher, a Chicago schoolteacher and the comedy of her day-to-day life. It co-starred Kyle Chandler. It was produced by James L. Brooks, Richard ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching, witty
Plot: sitcom, friendship, best friends, teacher, high school, high school teacher, teachers and students, workplace situations, thirtysomething life, workplace, friends, workplace romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois
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After MASH (1983)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: AfterMASH is an American situation comedy that aired on CBS from September 26, 1983, to December 11, 1984. A spin-off of the series M*A*S*H, the show takes place immediately following the end of the Korean War and chronicles the adventures of three ...
Style: not serious, clever, realistic, feel good, humorous ...
Plot: sitcom, hospital, buddies, couple relations, military, korean war veteran, americana, workplace situations, partners, workplace, couples, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1950s
Place: missouri, usa
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Mary Tyler Moore (1970)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The Mary Tyler Moore Show is an American television sitcom created by James L. Brooks and Allan Burns that aired on CBS from 1970 to 1977. The program was a television breakthrough, with the first never-married, independent career woman as the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, feel good
Plot: sitcom, friendship, workplace, producer, dating, singleness, tv news, workplace situations, thirtysomething life, friends, boss and employee, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: minnesota, usa, minneapolis minnesota
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Love & War (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Love & War is an American television sitcom, which aired on CBS from September 21, 1992 to February 1, 1995. Created by Diane English, the series originally starred Susan Dey as Wally Porter, a Chicago restaurateur, and Jay Thomas as Jack ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, talky, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: sitcom, newspaper columnist, restaurant, bar, starting over, workplace situations, dating, hopes, workplace, opposites attract, introspection, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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Gidget (1965)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Gidget is an American sitcom about a surfing, boy-crazy teenager called "Gidget" and her widowed father Russ Lawrence, a UCLA professor. Sally Field stars as Gidget with Don Porter as father Russell Lawrence. The series was first broadcast ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good
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Place: california, usa
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Alice (1976)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Alice is an American sitcom television series that ran from August 31, 1976 to March 19, 1985 on CBS. The series is based on the 1974 film Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore. The show stars Linda Lavin in the title role, a widow who moves with her ...
Style: semi serious, talky, humorous, realistic, witty
Plot: sitcom, single mother, workplace, single parent, workplace situations, restaurant, family relations, friends, best friends, starting over, friendship, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
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That '80s Show (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: That '80s Show is an American sitcom that aired from January through May 2002. Despite having a similar name, show structure, and many of the same writers and production staff, it is not considered a direct spin-off of the more successful That ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental
Audience: teens
Plot: sitcom, materialism, americana, buddies, young adult, retro, twentysomething life, workplace situations, workplace, friends, musician's life, battle of the sexes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california, usa
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Roommates (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Story: Roommates is an American television sitcom developed by ABC Family and Acme Productions that premiered on March 23, 2009. On April 29, 2009, it was announced that Roommates would not return for a second season.
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, witty, sentimental
Plot: sitcom, roommate, wooing, college life, young adult, college, student life, twentysomething life, love and romance, society, social relations, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, campus
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Kate & Allie (1984)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Kate & Allie is an American television situation comedy which ran from March 19, 1984, to May 22, 1989. Kate & Allie first aired on CBS as a midseason replacement series and only six episodes were initially commissioned, but the favorable ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, sentimental ...
Plot: sitcom, female friendship, single mother, single parent, friendship, city life, urban, family life, roommate, best friends, feminism, friends ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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What I Like About You (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Valerie Tyler is a 28-year-old organization freak who loves her 16-year-old sister Holly. Even if Holly is rambunctious. Spontaneous. Impulsive. Disconcerting. And definitely disorganized. Then Holly moves in with Val, and the sisters discover they ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, witty
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: sitcom, couple relations, urban, siblings relations, roommate, sibling relationship, adolescence vs adulthood, city life, love and romance, youth, couples, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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Barbershop (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Calvin Palmer is the owner of a barbershop on the Southside of Chicago. Reluctantly inheriting the neighborhood establishment and popular hangout from his father, he juggles his responsibilities to his clients, his family, and his community as a ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, touching
Plot: sitcom, barbershop, drugs/alcohol, family business, workplace situations, hairdresser, workplace, friends, urban, social relations, buddies, immigrants ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa
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Friends with Better Lives (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: A comedy about six friends at different stages in their lives – married, divorced, newly engaged and single – who are outwardly happy, but secretly questioning if their friends have it better. Andi and Bobby are happily married with two kids but ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: sitcom, friendship, best friends, buddies, romance, group of friends, thirtysomething life, friends, model, lifestyle
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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55%
One Day at a Time (1975)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: One Day at a Time is an American situation comedy that aired on the CBS network from December 16, 1975, until May 28, 1984. It starred Bonnie Franklin as Ann Romano, a divorced mother who moves to Indianapolis with her two teenage daughters Julie ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, sexual, realistic, touching
Plot: sitcom, single mother, best friends, suburbs, single parent, feminism, parents and children, siblings relations, singleness, adolescence vs adulthood, family business, family life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa
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55%
The Golden Palace (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The Golden Palace is an American sitcom that originally aired on CBS from September 18, 1992, to May 14, 1993. The show is a spin-off of the sitcom The Golden Girls, continuing the story from that series. CBS cancelled the spin-off in 1993 after one ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental, witty
Audience: family outing, girls' night
Plot: sitcom, hotel, elderly, chef, best friends, golden years, workplace situations, workplace, friends, friendship, remarry, business venture ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: miami, florida, usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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The John Larroquette Show (1993)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The John Larroquette Show is an American television sitcom that ran on NBC from September 2, 1993 until October 30, 1996. Created by Don Reo, the show was a vehicle for John Larroquette following his run as Dan Fielding on Night Court. The series ...
Style: clever, semi serious, dark humor, realistic, talky ...
Plot: sitcom, recovering alcoholic, workplace situations, workplace, social misfits, friendship, misfit, society, friends, policewoman
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: missouri, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Living Single (1993)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Living Single is an American television sitcom that aired for five seasons on the Fox network from August 22, 1993, to January 1, 1998. The show centered on the lives of six friends who share personal and professional experiences while living in a ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: sitcom, african american, best friends, singleness, urban, workplace romance, workplace situations, friends, city life, love and romance, couples, workplace ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Maude (1972)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Maude is an American television sitcom that was originally broadcast on the CBS network from September 12, 1972 until April 22, 1978. Maude stars Bea Arthur as Maude Findlay, an outspoken, middle-aged, politically liberal woman living in suburban ...
Style: clever, semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty ...
Plot: sitcom, feminism, female protagonist, liberal, couple relations, social issues, suburbs, suburban life, society, couples, best friends, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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Less Than Perfect (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Claude Casey moved up in the secretarial world of television news, from temp to the anchor's desk. After her boss hires her full time, Claude realizes she may be in over her head in this world of assistants fighting to get ahead. But Claude is ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, biting, realistic, clever ...
Plot: sitcom, journalism, friendship, tv show, workplace situations, media, workplace, best friends, workplace intrigue, love and romance, power relations, anchor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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53%
Charles in Charge (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Charles in Charge is an American sitcom series starring Scott Baio as Charles, a 19-year-old student at the fictional Copeland College in New Brunswick, New Jersey, who worked as a live-in babysitter in exchange for room and board. Baio directed ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: sitcom, college, nanny, adolescence vs adulthood, teenage life, family, young adult, youth, family relations, disorder, buddies, mischievous children ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Gimme a Break! (1981)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Gimme a Break! is an American sitcom which aired on NBC for six seasons, October 29, 1981, until May 12, 1987. The series stars Nell Carter as the housekeeper for a widowed police chief and his three daughters.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: sitcom, housekeeper, single father, nanny, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, suburbs, death in the family, family business, suburban life, family life, family relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Amen (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Amen is an American television sitcom produced by Carson Productions that ran from September 27, 1986 to May 11, 1991 on NBC. Set in Sherman Hemsley's real-life hometown of Philadelphia, Amen stars Hemsley as the deacon of a church and was part ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: sitcom, church, clergy, society, workplace, workplace intrigue, workplace situations, religions or cults, love and romance, rivalry, family relations, religious ...
Time: 80s
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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