Movies and TV shows that are like A Different World

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A Different World
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, witty
Plot: sitcom, college, best friends, buddies, golden years, social issues, racism, friendship, teenage love, adolescence vs adulthood, college life, student life, twentysomething life, workplace situations, thirtysomething life, youth, african american, friends, feminism, love and romance, society, workplace, boy with glasses, teenage girl, friend, university, lifestyle, chef
Time: 80s, 90s
Place: usa
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The Big Bang Theory
Comedy, Romance
USA
22 min.
 8.3
Glory Daze
Comedy
USA
 7.9
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and feel good films and TV series with plots including sitcom, friends, friendship, lifestyle, love and romance, best friends and college themes mostly in Comedy, Family and Romance genres. Some movies like A Different World: Newhart (1982), Boy Meets World (1993), Gidget (1965), The Wayans Bros. (1995), Kate & Allie (1984). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Newhart
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Style: humorous, semi serious, clever, realistic, offbeat, witty
Plot: sitcom, small town, best friends, college, single parent, unlikely couple, tv station, student life, cafe, workplace situations, nothing goes right, village, americana, family relations, disorder, feminism, siblings relations, social differences, eccentric family, hotel, media satire, small town life, village life, dull life, optimism, couples, friends, lifestyle, live audience, handyman, television, mayor, maid
Time: 80s
Place: new york, vermont, usa
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System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
Boy Meets World
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, touching
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teen drama, teens, kids
Plot: sitcom, coming of age, buddies, friendship, family, high school life, school, college, teenage life, high school, best friends, youth, friends, teachers and students, teenage love, parents and children, siblings relations, love and romance, family relations, power relations, dating, neighbor, adolescence vs adulthood, suburban life, supportive parent, eccentric family, family life, classmates, bully, suburbs, lifestyle, school principal, long brown hair, teenage protagonist, 14 year old, brunette, teenager, brother brother relationship, father son relationship, geek, adolescence, teacher, girlfriend
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s, 1990s
Place: philadelphia, pennsylvania, usa
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System:   76%
    User:   67%
 
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Gidget
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic
Plot: young lovers, coming of age, friendship, college, sitcom, parent child relationship, single father, parents and children, suburbs, teenage love, teenage life, youth, best friends, workplace romance, eccentric family, suburban life, love and romance, family relations, friends, surfing, lifestyle, widower, teenager, beach, hanging, father daughter relationship
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   67%
    User:   57%
 
The Wayans Bros.
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: sitcom, teenage love, workplace situations, interracial relations, college, sibling relationship, siblings relations, college life, love and romance, couples, family relations, disorder, workplace, african american, bet, living room, couch, newsstand, misunderstanding, insult, sibling rivalry, best friend, immaturity, apartment, security guard, dysfunctional family, comedy team, stupidity, comedian, joke, stand up comedian, cooking, brother brother relationship, friend, friendship, dating, father son relationship, success
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city
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System:   66%
    User:   60%
 
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Kate & Allie
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, sentimental, touching
Plot: sitcom, city life, family life, urban, best friends, female friendship, single mother, single parent, roommate, feminism, friends, couples, friendship, family relations, battle of the sexes, singleness, teenage life, workplace situations, thirtysomething life, gender, workplace, youth, divorced mother, career woman, best friend, friendship between women, apartment building, apartment, house, brother sister relationship, teenage girl, little boy, girl, female protagonist, mother daughter relationship, boy, divorce, friend, mother son relationship, skyscraper
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   63%
    User:   56%
 
Saved by the Bell: The College Years
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Style: not serious, feel good, humorous, realistic
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: college, sitcom, buddies, teachers and students, adolescence vs adulthood, college life, young adult, coming of age, youth, friendship, friends, best friends, looking for love, student life, love and romance, society, power relations, rave, college freshman, friendship between teens, college roommate, lifestyle, 19 year old, dorm room, busboy, college friend, nerd, short lived, talking to the camera, looking at the camera, wrestler, college student, group of friends, teenager, university
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: california, usa, campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   67%
 
The Golden Palace
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Style: humorous, semi serious, sentimental, realistic, witty
Audience: family outing, girls' night
Plot: sitcom, hotel, elderly, best friends, golden years, workplace situations, workplace, friends, friendship, chef, remarry, foster child, business manager, cheesecake, employee, businesswoman, business, senior citizen, kitchen, food, restaurant, roommate, business venture, blacks and whites
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: miami, florida, usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   60%
    User:   54%
 
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Glory Daze
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: college, buddies, college life, sitcom, friends, young adult, retro, social relations, friendship, student life, teenage life, youth, fraternity, college student, teenager, father son relationship, young people, party, student
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, wisconsin, indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   60%
 
High School U.S.A.
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: high school, buddies, sitcom, teenage love, school, college life, college, high school life, teenage life, island, stoners, rivalry, youth, friends, social misfits, underdog, opposites attract, vengeance, love and romance, misfit, partners, power relations, social relations, disorder, lifestyle, detention, nerd, convertible, blindness, high school student, impostor, teenager, bus
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   47%
 
The Golden Girls
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, realistic, sentimental, clever, feel good, touching
Audience: girls' night, family outing
Plot: sitcom, elderly, best friends, golden years, aging, female friendship, friendship, friends, looking for love, parents and children, singleness, family relations, woman, grandparent, substitute teacher, italian immigrant, sicilian, lifestyle, living room, idealism, bad temper, insult, cheesecake, social issues, grandmother, casual sex, single, sarcasm, catholic, friendship between women, house, single woman, southern belle, stupidity, italian american, woman with glasses, senior citizen, old woman, retirement home, widow, infidelity, innocence, priest, kitchen, brooklyn new york city, female protagonist, mother daughter relationship, storytelling, friend, dating
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: miami, florida, usa, atlanta georgia, sicily, minnesota, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   52%
 
Designing Women
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Style: talky, humorous, semi serious, sexy, realistic, feel good, witty
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sitcom, battle of the sexes, feminism, friendship, interior design, career woman, looking for love, workplace situations, family relations, social relations, workplace, single parent, boss and employee, siblings relations, fashion, thirtysomething life, love and romance, couples, friends, beauty queen, comedy of manners, small business, southerner, working woman, friendship between women, partner, sister sister relationship, irreverence, single mother, female protagonist, mother daughter relationship, delivery, workplace humor
Time: 80s, 1990s
Place: georgia, usa, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   58%
 
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Alice
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Style: talky, humorous, semi serious, witty, realistic
Plot: sitcom, single parent, workplace situations, workplace, single mother, restaurant, family relations, friends, best friends, starting over, friendship, parents and children, hopes, woman, united states of america, aspiring singer, friendship between women, widow, waitress, female protagonist, workplace humor
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: arizona, usa, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   66%
 
Bring Me the Head of Dobie Gillis
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, sentimental, touching
Plot: single parent, sitcom, dangerous attraction, love triangle, college, love and romance, high school, buddies, criminal heroes, family life, dishonesty, couples, family relations
Time: 50s, 60s
Place: colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   54%
 
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The Parkers
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 20 min.
Style: humorous, not serious, touching, realistic
Plot: sitcom, college, friendship, parents and children, college life, black family, parent child relationship, student life, love and romance, couples, family relations, social relations, friends, battle of the sexes, feminism, society, youth, college dropout, college graduate, supportive parent, lifestyle, college student, african american, female protagonist, mother daughter relationship, social awkwardness
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: california, usa, campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   58%
 
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: sitcom, friendship, family life, friends, family, apartment, neighbor, housewife, middle class, social relations, best friends, eccentric family, lifestyle, love and romance, society, workplace, couples, family relations, neighbor neighbor relationship, african american woman, apartment building, old woman, teenage girl, african american, girl, female protagonist, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship
Time: 80s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   44%
 
The Facts of Life
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: boarding school, sitcom, best friends, friendship, boarding school life, teenage life, coming of age, youth, friends, rich girl, problem solving, tolerance, girls' school, girls' boarding school, lifestyle, store, tomboy, dormitory, schoolgirl, uniform, friendship between girls, high school, bad girl, school uniform, handyman, female protagonist, college, school, abortion
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   45%
 
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Campus Ladies
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, realistic, offbeat, biting
Plot: college, best friends, university, college life, sitcom, looking for love, looking for sex, love and romance, youth, friends, lifestyle, loss of husband, dormitory, best friend, college student, sexual humor, sex, divorce, friendship, student
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   48%
 
Gimme a Break!
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: sitcom, nanny, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, housekeeper, single father, suburbs, death in the family, family business, suburban life, family life, family relations, best friends, teenage life, optimism, youth, family problems, friends, polish, police chief, single parent, widower, polish american, african american
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   49%
 
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Sister, Sister
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, realistic, feel good
Audience: pre-teens, teens
Plot: sitcom, twins, verbal byplay, parents and children, family, siblings relations, college, twin sister, eccentric family, high school, student life, teenage life, youth, family relations, college life, high school life, coming of age, family life, social relations, lifestyle, overalls, single father, single parent, biracial, sister sister relationship, teenager, teenage girl, teenage boy, african american, single mother, adoption, female protagonist, mother daughter relationship, friend, friendship
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   55%
 
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Upstairs
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 22 min.
Style: humorous, semi serious, sentimental, realistic
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: sitcom, opposites attract, friends, adolescence vs adulthood, roommate, student, pilot, apartment, neighbor, college, university, youth, best friends, buddies, college life, culture clash, student life, love and romance, disorder, friend, troublemaker, adulthood, shyness, slacker, young people, uptight character
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   38%
 
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Love & War
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Style: talky, humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, sentimental, witty
Plot: sitcom, starting over, workplace situations, bar, hopes, newspaper columnist, restaurant, dating, workplace, opposites attract, introspection, couple relations, friendship, workplace romance, love and romance, couples, friends, lifestyle, columnist
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   42%
 
The Big Bang Theory
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Style: not serious, humorous, witty, realistic, feel good, offbeat, intellectual, semi serious, clever
Plot: sitcom, buddies, verbal byplay, nerd, friends, social misfits, scientist, friendship, geek, misfit, society, science, social relations, neighbor, friend, prodigy, best friend, genius, computers and web, roommate, workplace situations, rivalry, physicist, socially awkward, social awkwardness, nagging and grouching, immature, adult virgin, sexual attraction, sexual tension, sexuality, mishap, computer genius, girlfriend, hi-tech, intelligence, student, hot and sexy, woman, fan culture, student life, physics, comic book shop, lifestyle, college life, man child, arrogance, neighbor neighbor relationship, youth, stairwell
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, pasadena california, campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   37%
 
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Undeclared
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Style: humorous, not serious, clever, realistic, witty
Plot: college, best friends, buddies, prank, sitcom, looking for sex, young adult, sexual relations, singleness, adolescence vs adulthood, college life, student life, stoners, coming of age, workplace situations, love and romance, youth, couples, disorder, friends, destiny, misfit, workplace, heaven and hell, network, guest, ordinary person, roommate, divorced divorcee, musician, misadventure, college freshman, college roommate, lifestyle, boy with glasses, dormitory, insecurity, british, college student, womanizer, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, man with glasses, friendship, dating, father son relationship, university, adolescence, student
Time: 21st century, 70s, 2000s
Place: campus, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   36%
 
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Will & Grace
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Style: talky, humorous, semi serious, stylized, realistic, witty, feel good
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sitcom, best friends, friendship, gays and lesbians, urban, singleness, lgbt, dating, looking for love, gender, gay friend, best friend, gay, friends, city life, battle of the sexes, thirtysomething life, roommate, love and romance, couples, gay straight relations, lawyer, platonic, homosexual, designer, maid, secretary, gay protagonist, interior design, living together, male female friendship, lifestyle, acceptance, socialite, thirty something, bisexual, gay relationship, gay kiss, friend, sexual identity, supportive friend, actor, singer, male female relationship
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   38%
 
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Style: not serious, humorous, feel good, realistic, witty
Audience: teens
Plot: sitcom, verbal byplay, siblings relations, social differences, estate, culture clash, family life, black family, family, teenage life, fish out of water, misfit, family relations, disorder, couple relations, parents and children, eccentric family, society, youth, couples, butler, african american, geek, mishap, relatives, advice, adolescent boy, adolescent girl, problem solving, snob, lifestyle, smiling, catch phrase, misunderstanding, aunt nephew relationship, rapper, talking to the camera, looking at the camera, mansion, cousin cousin relationship, best friend, joy, basketball, brother sister relationship, high school, hip hop, rap, sister sister relationship, teenager, teenage girl
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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System:   44%
    User:   39%
 
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After MASH
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Style: clever, not serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, witty
Plot: sitcom, hospital, buddies, couple relations, americana, korean war veteran, military, workplace situations, partners, workplace, couples, friends, doctors and patients, friendship, lifestyle, society, power relations, medical
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1950s
Place: missouri, usa
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System:   43%
    User:   42%
 
That '80s Show
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Style: humorous, semi serious, sentimental, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: sitcom, americana, buddies, twentysomething life, young adult, retro, workplace situations, workplace, friends, musician's life, battle of the sexes, singleness, artists and showbiz, love and romance, youth, couples, materialism, clubbing, punk, lifestyle, record store, car salesman, short lived, television flop, music store, bar
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california, usa
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System:   43%
    User:   52%
 
Charles in Charge
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: sitcom, college, adolescence vs adulthood, family, teenage life, youth, young adult, family relations, disorder, buddies, nanny, mischievous children, family life, love and romance, friends, advice, problem solving, employment, housekeeper, best friend, family home, babysitting, college student, teenager, dating, network
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
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System:   42%
    User:   37%
 

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