Movies and TV shows like The Love Boat

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The Love Boat (1977)
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The Love Boat (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Love Boat is an American television series set on a cruise ship, which aired on the ABC Television Network from September 24, 1977, until May 24, 1986. The show starred Gavin MacLeod as the ship's captain. It was part of ABC's popular Saturday night lineup that included Fantasy Island until that show ended in 1984. The original 1976 made-for-TV movie on which the show was based was itself based on the nonfiction book The Love Boats by Jeraldine Saunders, a real-life cruise director. Two more TV movies would follow before the series began its run. The executive producer for the series was Aaron Spelling, who produced several successful series for ABC from the 1960s into the 1980s. In 1997, the episode with segment titles "Hidden Treasure", "Picture from the Past", and "Ace's Salary" was ranked No. 82 on TV Guide's 100 Greatest Episodes of All Time. The Love Boat ran for 10 seasons, including specials.
Style: feel good, semi serious, sentimental, realistic, humorous
Plot: ship, sitcom, cruise ship, looking for love, ocean or sea, love affair, romance, love and romance, parents and children, fall in love, family relations, workplace, tour guide, cruise, matchmaking, passenger, captain, ocean liner, sea, ocean, bartender, father daughter relationship
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: pacific ocean

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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 about love and romance, couples, family relations, romance, couple relations, parents and children and friendship mostly in Comedy, Romance and Drama genres. Some movies like The Love Boat: Miss Match (2003), Love, American Style (1969), Hotel (1983), When Shall We Kiss? (2011), Butterflies (1978). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Miss Match (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Miss Match is a 2003 American television series created by Jeff Rake and Darren Star and produced by Twentieth Century Fox, Darren Star Productions and Imagine Entertainment. It aired in the U.S. on NBC, Australia on Network Seven, Arena and FOX8, ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: matchmaking, best friends, romance, looking for love, lawyer, workplace situations, love and romance, couples, workplace, battle of the sexes, parents and children, workplace romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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95%
Love, American Style (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Love, American Style is a comedic television anthology, which was produced by Paramount Television and originally aired between 1969 and 1974. For the 1971 and 1972 seasons it was a part of an ABC Friday prime-time lineup that also included The ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: girls' night
Plot: fall in love, love and romance, romance, couples, couple relations, looking for love, love affair, performer, parents, anthology, poor, collection ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
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Hotel (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Hotel is an American prime time drama series which aired on ABC from September 21, 1983 to May 5, 1988 in the timeslot following Dynasty. Based on Arthur Hailey's 1965 novel of the same name, the series was produced by Aaron Spelling and set ...
Style: semi serious, sentimental, realistic, feel good, humorous
Plot: hotel, workplace, boss and employee, romance, love affair, workplace situations, fall in love, love and romance, newlyweds
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
When Shall We Kiss? (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Hungary
Story: The chronicles of the lives of young urban adults in Budapest.
Style: sentimental, semi serious, realistic, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: romance, love and romance, looking for love, love affair, unfulfilled love, unfulfillment, couples
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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Butterflies (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Ria Parkinson is a bored housewife and mother. She spends her time daydreaming, and meets regularly with wealthy businessman Leonard to relieve the monotony. Husband Ben, a dentist and avid butterfly collector is oblivious to it all, and her ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental, touching
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dentist, sitcom, unlikely couple, suburbs, crumbling marriage, adultery, housewife, family, bored housewife, introspection, romance, boss and employee ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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Martin (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Martin is an American sitcom produced by HBO Independent Productions that aired for five seasons, from August 27, 1992 to May 1, 1997 on Fox. The show is both titled after and stars actor-comedian Martin Lawrence along with supporting characters ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: sitcom, radio, radio show, friendship, radio dj, african american, verbal byplay, tv show, media, friends, buddies, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Eight Is Enough (1977)
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: semi serious, feel good, 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 ⇓
61%
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House Calls (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Charley is a surgeon who's recently lost his wife; he embarks on a tragicomic romantic quest with one woman after another until he meets up with Ann, a singular woman, closer to his own age, who immediately and unexpectedly captures his heart.
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, touching
Audience: date night
Plot: hospital, fall in love, love and romance, romance, couples, starting over, couple relations, looking for love, love affair, hopes, lawsuit, womanizer ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Who's the Boss? (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Who's the Boss? is an American sitcom created by Martin Cohan and Blake Hunter, which aired on ABC from September 20, 1984 to April 25, 1992. Produced by Embassy Television, in association with Hunter-Cohan Productions, and Columbia Pictures ...
Style: semi serious, sentimental, realistic, feel good, humorous
Plot: sitcom, single parent, advertising, family life, opposites attract, family, boss and employee, parents and children, family relations, coming of age, friendship, workplace ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: connecticut, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
William and Mary (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 48 min.
Story: William and Mary is an ITV romantic comedy drama set in London, England, starring Martin Clunes as William Shawcross, an undertaker, and Julie Graham as Mary Gilcrest, a midwife. Its title refers to its two principal characters and is a cultural ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: unlikely couple, young lovers, romance, battle of the sexes, opposites attract, couple relations, fall in love, looking for love, singleness, unfulfilled love, workplace romance, twentysomething life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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A Fine Romance (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: A Fine Romance is a British situation comedy starring husband-and-wife team Judi Dench and Michael Williams. Dench's sister was played by Susan Penhaligon. It was produced by London Weekend Television and written by Bob Larbey. It was first ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching
Audience: date night
Plot: sitcom, translator, couple relations, thirtysomething life, romance, couples, unlikely couple, workplace romance, midlife crisis, love and romance, family relations, social relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Once Around (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Renata Bella feels like a failure at life and career. But when Renata attends a seminar on selling real estate, she finally finds True Love. Sam Sharpe, while a top-notch, successful salesman, is much older than Renata. She is swept away by his ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, feel good, touching, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, opposites attract, human nature, introspection, couple relations, looking for love, parents and children, eccentric family, fall in love, love and romance, couples, family problems ...
Time: 90s
Place: caribbean, new england, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Breaker High (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Breaker High is a Canadian teen comedy-drama series that ran from 1997 to 1998, airing on YTV in Canada and on UPN in the United States.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sincere
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: ship, high school, cruise, friendship, teenage love, cruise ship, high school life, teenage life, coming of age, love and romance, youth, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Buddy System (1984)
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A quiet school truant officer, Joe, uncovers a young boy's attempt to fake a residential address, and subsequently gets involved romantically with the boy's mother. The truant officer waffles between a sadistic relationship with his ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: school, love and romance, family relations, romance, buddies, single parent, self discovery, friendship, infidelity, parents and children, couples, friends ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Mad About You (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Mad About You is an American sitcom that aired on NBC from September 23, 1992 to May 24, 1999. The show stars Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt as a newly married couple in New York City. Reiser played Paul Buchman, a documentary film maker. Hunt played ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, touching
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: sitcom, marriage, oldies, verbal byplay, couple relations, friendship, romance, newlywed, urban, love and romance, youth, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Golden Girls (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The Golden Girls is an American sitcom, created by Susan Harris, that originally aired on NBC from September 14, 1985, to May 9, 1992. Starring Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan and Estelle Getty, the show centers on four older women sharing a ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, witty, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, family outing
Plot: sitcom, elderly, female friendship, widow, friendship, best friends, golden years, aging, friends, looking for love, parents and children, singleness ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: florida, miami, usa, atlanta georgia, sicily ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Young & Hungry (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Two worlds collide when Josh, a wealthy young tech entrepreneur, meets Gabi, a feisty young food blogger, looking to be his personal chef. Gabi is desperate for the job and must prove herself, mostly to Josh's aide, who prefers a famous chef ...
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, light, semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: workplace, chef, cooking and food, sitcom, sexual tension, housekeeper, love triangle, family, female protagonist, employer employee relationship, businessman, friendship between women ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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What About Brian (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Serial monogamist Brian O'Hara hits his mid-30s and suddenly realizes he's the last bachelor standing in his circle of friends. Not averse to the happily ever after his friends have achieved, Brian wonders whether he'll ever find Mrs. ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: dating, friendship, pregnancy, lawyer, marriage, unlikely couple, young lovers, bachelor, suburbs, couple relations, romance, looking for love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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43%
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The Cosby Show (1984)
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: sitcom, parents and children, verbal byplay, family, family life, black family, family relations, couple relations, siblings relations, teenage life, society, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa
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43%
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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
Place: arizona, usa, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Living with Fran (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Living With Fran is an American sitcom that debuted on The WB in April 2005 that starred Fran Drescher. The show last aired on March 24, 2006.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: sitcom, age difference, couple relations, eccentric family, family, couples, family relations, parents and children, teenage life, fall in love, love and romance, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: medical school, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Dharma & Greg (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Dharma & Greg is an American television sitcom that aired from September 24, 1997, to April 30, 2002. It stars Jenna Elfman and Thomas Gibson as Dharma and Greg Montgomery, a couple who got married on their first date despite being complete ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, feel good, witty
Plot: sitcom, marriage, hippie, conservative, opposites attract, couple relations, romance, family life, love and romance, couples, family relations, unlikely couple ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 2000s
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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To the Manor Born (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Sitcom about the love-hate relationship between upper-class Audrey fforbes Hamilton and Richard DeVere, the nouveau rich businessman who buys her manor house when she can longer afford to keep it
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: butler, estate, battle of the sexes, opposites attract, sitcom, middle class, couple relations, rich and poor, social differences, fall in love, love and romance, society ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Ginger in the Morning (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A recently divorced Santa Fe architect is surprised to find himself falling in love with a free-spirited young hitchhiker.
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, talky ...
Audience: date night
Plot: odd couple, on the road, romance, opposites attract, hitchhiker, older man younger woman relationship, love affair, love and romance, fall in love, dishonesty, youth, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Get Real (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Get Real was a short-lived comedy-drama on the FOX Network centering on the fictional Green family of Los Angeles. It ran from September 1999 to April 2000. It starred Eric Christian Olsen and Anne Hathaway in very early roles, as the older siblings ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching
Audience: teen drama
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, high school, family, parents and children, romance, siblings relations, social differences, love and romance, youth, high school friends, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, usa, los angeles
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40%
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Mary and Rhoda (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The old friends from "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," Mary and Rhoda, are reunited, only to discover that Mary has a daughter named Rose and Rhoda's daughter is named Meredith.
Style: talky, semi serious, humorous, realistic, clever ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sitcom, friendship, reunion, best friends, university, crumbling marriage, romance, follow your dream, college, looking for love, singleness, cinderella story ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: france, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Next Stop Wonderland (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A lighthearted story about a man and a woman who seem destined to be together... and the hilarious chain of accidents that seem determined to keep them apart!
Style: clever, semi serious, feel good, realistic, touching ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: destiny, romance, looking for love, love affair, hopes, love and romance, opposites attract, couple relations, parents and children, singleness, breakup, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa, medical school, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 8.1
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Emma (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 240 min.
Story: Emma Woodhouse seems to be perfectly content, a loving father whom she cares for, friends, and a home. But Emma has a terrible habit - matchmaking. She cannot resist finding suitors for her friends, most of all Harriet Smith. Emma is desperate for ...
Style: feel good, clever, witty, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: opposites attract, looking for love, aristocracy, love and romance, fall in love, rich and poor, matchmaking, letter, lovers, friendship, marriage, love triangle ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1800s, 18th century, 1920s ...
Place: england, london
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37%
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Passionada (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The film is a romantic comedy about a Portuguese widow whose husband had been a fisherman who died at sea. The widow's teenage daughter wants to be a professional gambler and she convinces her mother to date a British man whose new in town. The ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: opposites attract, starting over, couple relations, romance, nightclub, small town, love affair, parents and children, gambling, fall in love, love and romance, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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