Movies and TV shows like A Different World

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A Different World
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, golden years, friendship, teenage love, adolescence vs adulthood, college life, student life, twentysomething life, workplace situations, thirtysomething life, social issues, racism, 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 realistic, humorous, semi serious and witty films and TV series with plots about sitcom, friends, friendship, love and romance, lifestyle, couples and youth mostly in Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like A Different World: Undeclared (2001), Kate & Allie (1984), The Parkers (1999), Where's the Party Yaar? (2003), Designing Women (1986). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Undeclared
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
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Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, clever, witty
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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 ...
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Duration: 20 min.
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Where's the Party Yaar?
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The film is based on Sunil Thakkar's own experiences running and throwing parties for the Music Masala radio station, and having to discriminate between "Fresh off the Boat" Indians and the more fashionable, hip, Americanized Indians. ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty
Audience: date night, teens
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Designing Women
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: semi serious, humorous, talky, realistic, sexy ...
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Newhart
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Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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Duration: 30 min.
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Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
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Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, witty, sentimental
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Bosom Buddies is an American sitcom starring Tom Hanks and Peter Scolari created by Robert L. Boyett, Thomas L. Miller and Chris Thompson. It ran from 1980 to 1982 on ABC and in reruns in the summer of 1984 on NBC. The show features the ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, witty, buddy comedy
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Campus Ladies
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 ...
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Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
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Style: humorous, not serious, sexual, realistic, witty
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Time: contemporary
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, reflective ...
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Time: 90s, future
Place: california, usa, new jersey
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Upstairs
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Joe, Matt, Sarah and Francine are four college students. The girls are roommates downstairs while the boys are roommates... Upstairs. This bunch could not be more different. You'll find out not only their choice of majors, but by their ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental
Audience: teens, pre-teens
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Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
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Glory Daze
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
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Style: not serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: teens
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Time: 20th century, 80s
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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Style: semi serious, humorous, talky, realistic, witty
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Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
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One Day at a Time
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sexual, touching
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Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa
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System:   48%
    User:   39%
 
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Barbershop
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
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