Movies and TV shows like Better Off Ted

If you like "Better Off Ted" you are looking for humorous, witty and not serious movies or TV shows about / with workplace, research, boss, office, workplace situations, corporate world and success themes of Comedy and Sci-Fi genre shot in USA.
Find your next favorite and similar movies in two steps: 1. Identify all themes of interest from this film (block below). 2. Look for them in the presented list.
Better Off Ted (2009)
 8.2
 26K
Better Off Ted (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Better Off Ted is an American satirical situation comedy series, created by Victor Fresco, who also served as the show's Executive Producer. The series ran on the ABC network from March 18, 2009 to January 26, 2010. Better Off Ted focuses on the protagonist, Ted Crisp, a single father and the well-respected and beloved head of a research and development department at the fictional, soulless conglomerate of Veridian Dynamics. Ted narrates the series' events by regularly breaking the fourth wall and directly addressing the audience as the show's on-camera narrator. Supporting characters include Ted's supervisor Veronica Palmer, co-worker and love interest Linda Zwordling, his daughter Rose, and laboratory scientists Phillip Myman and Lem Hewitt. The series received critical acclaim, with particular praise going towards its witty and satirical humor. Its second season holds a score of 84 out of 100 on Metacritic. However, despite such positive feedback, the show's debut only drew in 5.64 million viewers and continued to have extremely low ratings. Although many expressed skepticism towards whether or not it would return, the show was renewed for a second season. On May 13, 2010, ABC officially canceled the series due to low viewing figures. Two episodes were unaired in the United States, but are available to view on Netflix, Amazon Video on Demand, Xbox Live Marketplace, and iTunes.
Style: humorous, witty, not serious, sitcom, talky, offbeat
Plot: workplace, research, boss, office, workplace situations, corporate world, success, experiment, team, coworker, satire, ethics, scientist, evil corporation, family relations, advertising, powerful corporation, doctor, young kid, morality, mishap, single parent, disorder, emotionless, technology gone awry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa

Movie in categories

Most similar movies to Better Off Ted

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, sitcom and not serious films and TV series with plots about workplace, workplace situations, power relations, boss and employee, boss, office and disorder mostly in Comedy, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Better Off Ted: The IT Crowd (2006), Arrested Development (2003), Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2013), Sean Saves the World (2013), 10 Items or Less (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.5
 143K
The IT Crowd (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: UK Comedy series about two I.T. nerds and their clueless female manager, who work in the basement of a very successful company. When they are called on for help, they are never treated with any respect at all.
Style: sitcom, witty, humorous, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: office, computer genius, geek, workplace situations, workplace, boss and employee, nerd, misfit, lifestyle, teamwork, career, popularity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Arrested Development (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: The story of a wealthy family that lost everything, and the one son who had no choice but to keep them all together.
Style: witty, humorous, surreal, not serious, clever ...
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, disorder, siblings relations, silly humor, weirdo, irresponsible, rivals, bankruptcy, immature, adolescence, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: A single-camera ensemble comedy following the lives of an eclectic group of detectives in a New York precinct, including one slacker who is forced to shape up when he gets a new boss.
Style: humorous, not serious, sitcom, realistic, funny ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: police station, workplace situations, investigation, verbal byplay, teamwork, crimes, coworker, boss and employee, policewoman, police detective, arrest, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Sean Saves the World (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Sean Saves the World is an upcoming American television series starring Sean Hayes. The multi-camera comedy is expected to air on NBC as part of the 2013–14 American television season. The series is set to premiere on October 3, 2013, and will air ...
Style: realistic, humorous, sitcom, not serious, feel good ...
Plot: single parent, family relations, single father, boss and employee, gay, workplace situations, workplace, gender, power relations, parents and children, gay parent, grandmother ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
success movies
329
team movies
744
coworker movies
736
10 Items or Less (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: 10 Items or Less is a partly scripted, partly improvised American comedy series created by Nancy Hower, Robert Hickey and John Lehr. It starred Lehr as a less-than-successful businessman who returned home to run Greens & Grains, the family-owned ...
Style: humorous, sitcom, light, captivating, feel good ...
Plot: store, workplace, small town, misfit, boss and employee, friends, clerk, rivalry, friendship, power relations, superior, dull life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 5K
Ground Floor (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Brody, a young hot-shot banker at Whitestone Trust, thought he was just having a one-night stand with Jennifer, a beautiful woman he met at a bar. But when he discovers that she works in maintenance for the building where he works, their worlds ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, sitcom
Plot: office, workplace romance, boss, coincidence, love and romance, workplace situations, employer employee relationship, employment, romance, power relations, boss and employee, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 2K
The Loop (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
TV show
Story: The Loop is an American sitcom that ran from March 15, 2006 to July 1, 2007 on Fox. The show starred Bret Harrison as Sam Sullivan, a young professional trying to balance the needs of his social life with the pressures of working at the corporate ...
Style: sitcom, not serious, humorous, light, realistic ...
Plot: workplace, friends, lifestyle, boss and employee, obnoxious boss, workplace situations, slacker, sexual harassment, airline, twentysomething life, superior, roommate ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 28K
Spin City (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Spin City is a smart, sophisticated sitcom about the behind-the-scenes workings of City Hall in the biggest city in America. Workaholic Mike Flaherty is the Deputy Mayor of New York City, serving as Mayor Randall Winston's key strategist and ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, entertaining, captivating, light ...
Plot: mayor, politics, media, political intrigue, boss and employee, workplace situations, campaign, staff, workplace, workplace romance, media satire, secretary ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
 7.5
 12K
Outsourced (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Outsourced is an American television sitcom set in an Indian workplace. It is based on the John Jeffcoat film of the same name and adapted by Robert Borden of George Lopez and Universal Media Studios for NBC. The series originally ran from September ...
Style: realistic, sitcom, not serious, humorous, light ...
Plot: office, workplace, workplace situations, corporate world, workplace problem, social differences, culture clash, boss and employee, love and romance, society, boss, staff ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, mumbai india
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.7
 7K
Mr. Sunshine (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 293 min.
TV show
Story: Ben Donovan is a self-involved manager of a second-rate San Diego sports arena who begins to re-evaluate his life on his 40th birthday. Working alongside him is his boss and arena owner, Crystal--attractive, powerful and highly erratic; Alice--the ...
Style: humorous, not serious, sitcom, realistic
Plot: workplace, workplace situations, ex athlete, disorder, boss and employee, midlife crisis, self involved, arena, power relations, unfulfillment, owner, birthday ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Kevin from Work (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 21 min.
TV show
Story: A workplace comedy centered on Kevin, a young man who declares his unrequited love for his coworker Audrey in a letter, believing he’ll never see her again after he accepts a job overseas. But when the opportunity falls through and Kevin is forced ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, light, feel good ...
Plot: love and romance, co worker co worker relationship, workplace situations, workplace, office, workplace romance, office romance, unrequited love, friendship between men, workplace humor, coworker relationship
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Andy Richter Controls the Universe (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Fanciful series about an aspiring writer who imagines alternative life scenarios while working for a big company.
Style: sitcom, humorous, witty, semi serious, cynical ...
Plot: writer's life, best friends, lifestyle, workplace, workplace situations, love and romance, dull life, boss and employee, office, supportive coworker, singleness, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.1
 12K
The Crazy Ones (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 20 min.
TV show
Story: The Crazy Ones is an American situation comedy series created by David E. Kelley that stars Robin Williams and Sarah Michelle Gellar. The single-camera project premiered on CBS on September 26, 2013, as part of the 2013–14 American television ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, light, feel good, entertaining ...
Plot: advertising, office, parents and children, media, workplace, workplace situations, campaign, family problems, longing, disorder, advertising agency, boss ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 8.5
 107K
The Office (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The Office is a British sitcom television series that was first broadcast in the United Kingdom on BBC Two on 9 July 2001. Created, written, and directed by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, the programme is about the day-to-day lives of office ...
Style: humorous, sitcom, realistic, not serious, feel good ...
Plot: office, employer employee relationship, workplace, coworker, everyday life, boss, boss and employee, job, workplace problem, goofy hero, disorder, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.1
 3K
Benched (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Nina is a dedicated, career driven corporate attorney who has a very public nervous breakdown after getting passed up for an expected promotion and now finds herself working as a public defender. Her personal and professional worlds are turned ...
Style: humorous, sitcom, semi serious, feel good, captivating ...
Plot: workplace, workplace situations, legal, disorder, life turned upside down, courtroom, power relations, lawyer, love and romance, courtroom drama, female protagonist
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Comedy about an inept American placed in charge of sales at his company's London branch. He has no experience with British culture, knows nothing about sales, and has only one employee, Dave. Each episode begins with a scene of Margaret ...
Style: not serious, humorous, sitcom, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: farce, fish out of water, nothing goes right, disorder, office, workplace, manager, workplace situations, salesman, misfit, boss and employee, boss ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 8.3
 8K
Stromberg (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Stromberg is a German television series which is produced by Brainpool and broadcast on the commercial television channel ProSieben. The series was proclaimed as a copy of the BBC series The Office, although initially the producers claimed it was ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, not serious
Plot: office, boss, insurance, boss and employee, workplace, human relationship, coworker, rivals, workplace problem, workplace situations, social satire, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Childrens Hospital (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 11 min.
TV show
Story: Childrens Hospital is a satirical American comedy television series and web series that lampoons the medical drama genre, created by and starring actor/comedian Rob Corddry. The series began on the web on TheWB.com with ten episodes, roughly five ...
Style: parody, not serious, humorous, light, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hospital, satire, workplace, treatment, doctors and patients, surgery, coworker, mishap, power relations, patient, workplace romance, workplace situations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Movie in collections
new york movies
4435
usa movies
usa
13117
CollegeHumor Originals (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
TV show
Story: Funny sketches with crude, adult, and undeniably hilarious comedy.
Style: not serious, realistic, humorous, parody, feel good ...
Plot: disorder, silly humor, workplace situations, computers and web, workplace, boss, satire, joke, stand up comedian, comedian, social satire, irreverence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 8.1
 5K
Tacoma FD (2019)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: In a firehouse in one of America’s rainiest cities that is light on blazes that need extinguishing, its crew keeps themselves entertained with creative competitions, friendly first responder rivalries, and bizarre emergency calls.
Style: not serious, entertaining, humorous, cynical, witty ...
Plot: firefighter, job, workplace humor, workplace situations, firefighting, rescue, prank, team, fire, satire, office, employer employee relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Twenty Twelve (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Twenty Twelve is a BBC television comedy series written and directed by John Morton. Starring Hugh Bonneville, Jessica Hynes and Amelia Bullmore, the programme is a spoof on-location documentary following the organisation of the 2012 Summer Olympics ...
Style: sitcom, semi serious, humorous, realistic, talky
Plot: satire, workplace situations, secretary, disorder, power relations, nothing goes right, boss and employee, team, olympics, loner, workplace, boss ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.0
 2K
Stacked (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Stacked is an American television sitcom that premiered on Fox on April 13, 2005. On May 18, 2006, Stacked was canceled, leaving five episodes unaired in the United States. The last episode aired on January 11, 2006. The five unaired episodes have ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, not serious, witty, realistic ...
Plot: workplace situations, power relations, siblings relations, physical appearance, workplace, store, family business, boss and employee, fish out of water, misfit, bookstore, blonde ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 8.1
 49K
Workaholics (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Workaholics is an American sitcom that premiered on Comedy Central on April 5, 2011. The series is in its third season, and is predominantly written by its stars Blake Anderson, Adam DeVine, Anders Holm, and co-creator Kyle Newacheck who play, ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, realistic, light, satirical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: office, coworker, roommate, slacker, buddies, disorder, twentysomething life, workplace situations, call center, everyday life, irresponsible, party ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Movie in collections
 7.7
 13K
Taxi (1978)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Louie De Palma is a cantankerous, acerbic taxi dispatcher in New York City. He tries to maintain order over a collection of varied and strange characters who drive for him. As he bullies and insults them from the safety of his “cage,” they form ...
Style: sitcom, witty, humorous, talky, not serious ...
Plot: taxi driver, workplace, immigrants, workplace situations, obnoxious boss, friendship, city life, boss and employee, mechanic, stereotypes, driver, group of friends ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.8
 19K
Just Shoot Me! (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Just Shoot Me! is an American television sitcom that aired for seven seasons on NBC from March 4, 1997, to August 16, 2003, with 148 episodes produced. The show was created by Steven Levitan, the show's executive producer.
Style: sitcom, realistic, humorous, not serious, stylized ...
Plot: fashion, journalism, workplace, office, parents and children, roommate, journal, secretary, family relations, lifestyle, workplace situations, model ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, 20th century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.4
 25K
House of Lies (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
TV show
Story: Charming, fast talking Marty Kaan and his crack team of management consultants know how to play the corporate game better than anyone, by using every dirty trick in the book to woo powerful CEOs and close huge deals. In the board rooms, barrooms, ...
Style: cynical, suspense, realistic, semi serious, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: greed, casual sex, hotshot hero, power relations, workplace situations, boss, middle aged, unconventional method, powerful corporation, ethics, workplace problem, hotshot ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Super Fun Night (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Junior attorney Kimmie Boubier and her two best friends, Helen-Alice and Marika, have had a standing date every Friday night for the last 13 years. They even have a motto for what they call "Friday Night Fun Night": "Always together! ...
Style: sitcom, not serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: girls' night
Plot: best friends, lifestyle, friends, family relations, workplace situations, social awkwardness, siblings relations, misfit, workplace, workplace romance, promotion, workplace humor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 8.2
 119K
30 Rock (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: 30 Rock is an American television comedy series that ran on NBC from October 11, 2006, to January 31, 2013, and was created by Tina Fey. The series, which is loosely based on Fey's experiences as head writer for Saturday Night Live, takes place ...
Style: sitcom, parody, not serious, witty, humorous ...
Plot: friendship, showbiz, tv show, actor, female protagonist, employer employee relationship, writers, nothing goes right, workplace situations, verbal byplay, boss and employee, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.6
 1K
Free Agents (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Free Agents is an American re-make of a British workplace sitcom that premiered on NBC September 14, 2011, in the 10:30 pm Eastern/9:30 pm Central time slot, before assuming its regular time slot on September 21, 2011, where it aired at 8:30 pm ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, talky, sitcom
Plot: workplace romance, love and romance, battle of the sexes, sexual content, platonic, workplace, midlife crisis, singleness, workplace situations, dating, office, verbal byplay ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Parks and Recreation (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Hilarious ensemble comedy that follows Leslie Knope, a mid-level bureaucrat in the Parks and Recreation Department of Pawnee, Indiana, and her tireless efforts to make her quintessentially American town just a little bit more fun.
Style: sitcom, talky, not serious, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: political satire, employer employee relationship, office, politics, election, female protagonist, workplace situations, small town life, workaholic, boss and employee, office romance, loser ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%