Movies and TV shows like Bored to Death

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Bored to Death (2009)
 7.9
 31K
Bored to Death (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
Story: Jonathan Ames, a young Brooklyn writer, is feeling lost. He's just gone through a painful break-up, thanks in part to his drinking, can't write his second novel, and carouses too much with his magazine editor. Rather than face reality, Jonathan turns instead to his fantasies — moonlighting as a private detective — because he wants to be a hero and a man of action.
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, intellectual, offbeat, realistic, cynical, talky
Plot: private detective, writers, friendship, investigation, amateur detective, lifestyle, secret, young man, career change, drinking problem, lifestyle change, depression, investigator, surveillance, suspicion, riddles and clues, jewish, marijuana, friends, struggle, career, odd, urban, couples, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa

Most similar movies to Bored to Death

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 friendship, crimes, investigation, friends, partners, private detective and crime mostly in Drama, Comedy and Crime genres. Some movies like Bored to Death: Dirk Gently (2010), Terriers (2010), Girls (2012), Monk (2002), Perception (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.7
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Dirk Gently (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 58 min.
Story: Dirk Gently is a British comedy detective drama TV series based on characters from the Dirk Gently novels by Douglas Adams. The series was created by Howard Overman and stars Stephen Mangan as holistic detective Dirk Gently and Darren Boyd as his ...
Style: humorous, captivating, exciting, touching, semi serious ...
Plot: private detective, time travel, mystery, investigation, investigator, imaginary, danger, friendship, disorder, partners, talented, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.4
 10K
Terriers (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Ex-cop and recovering alcoholic Hank Dolworth partners with his best friend, former criminal Britt Pollack, in an unlicensed private investigation business. The series is set in Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, although it is portrayed as a ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, captivating, tense, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners, investigation, private detective, private investigator, crimes, team, suspicion, investigator, buddies, teamwork, murder, ex cop ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Family, Mystery
Country: UK, USA, South Africa, Botswana
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The adventures of Mma Ramotswe, a Motswana woman who starts Botswana's first female-owned detective agency.
Style: clever, humorous, realistic, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: investigation, riddles and clues, private detective, friendship, mystery, crimes, who done it, african american, feminism, small business, crime solving, brother sister relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.3
 64K
Girls (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
Story: The assorted humiliations, disasters and rare triumphs of four very different twenty-something girls: Hannah, an aspiring writer; Marnie, an art gallery assistant and cousins Jessa and Shoshanna.
Style: realistic, witty, humorous, semi serious, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: strong sexual content, roommate, female friendship, aspiring writer, friends, best friends, ambitious, actor, party, lifestyle, city life, twentysomething life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 8.0
 63K
Monk (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Adrian Monk was once a rising star with the San Francisco Police Department, legendary for using unconventional means to solve the department's most baffling cases. But after the tragic (and still unsolved) murder of his wife Trudy, he ...
Style: witty, offbeat, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: private detective, crimes, odd, unconventional method, investigation, intelligence, crime, ex law enforcer, police investigation, murder, mastermind, talented ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
 7.5
 18K
Perception (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Dr. Daniel Pierce, a neuroscientist and professor, is recruited to help the federal government crack difficult cases. His intimate knowledge of human behavior and masterful understanding of the mind give him an extraordinary ability to read people, ...
Style: mind bending, offbeat, exciting, intellectual, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: riddles and clues, fbi, intelligence, investigation, prodigy, talented, genius, professor, hallucination, crime, crimes, schizophrenia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 8.1
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Castle (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: After a serial killer imitates the plots of his novels, successful mystery novelist Richard "Rick" Castle receives permission from the Mayor of New York City to tag along with an NYPD homicide investigation team for research purposes.
Style: witty, realistic, suspenseful, humorous, semi serious
Plot: police detective, police investigation, romancing partners, investigation, partners, female detective, murder, writers, murder investigation, law enforcement, unlikely partners, riddles and clues ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.9
 101K
Weeds (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
Story: Weeds is an American dark comedy-drama series created by Jenji Kohan. The central character is Nancy Botwin, a widowed mother of two boys who begins selling cannabis to support her family after her husband dies suddenly of a heart attack. Over the ...
Style: humorous, cynical, witty, dark humor, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dysfunctional family, marijuana, drug dealing, drug dealer, stoners, family life, single mother, profanity, suburbs, drugs/alcohol, eccentric family, single parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Movie in collections
Desperate Housewives (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Desperate Housewives is an American television comedy-drama-mystery series created by Marc Cherry and produced by ABC Studios and Cherry Productions. It aired Sundays at 9 P.M. Eastern/8 P.M. Central, on ABC from October 3, 2004, until May 13, 2012. ...
Style: witty, dark humor, twists and turns, stylized, cynical ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: housewife, female friendship, family relations, suburban life, neighbor, social relations, couple relations, infidelity, investigation, friendship, lifestyle, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 8.3
 82K
Psych (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Thanks to his police officer father's efforts, Shawn Spencer spent his childhood developing a keen eye for detail (and a lasting dislike of his dad). Years later, Shawn's frequent tips to the police lead to him being falsely accused of a ...
Style: exciting, humorous, witty, not serious, talky ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: buddies, partners, intelligence, private detective, crimes, who done it, best friends, investigation, friendship, talented, photographic memory, police station ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
14%
 7.3
 3K
HAPPYish (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Thom Payne is a 44 year-old man whose world is thrown into disarray when his 25 year-old "wunderkind" boss arrives, saying things like "digital," "social" and "viral." Is he in need of a ...
Style: semi serious, cynical, humorous, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: midlife crisis, workplace, workplace situations, boss and employee, unfulfillment, self discovery, happiness, couples, introspection, love, friendship, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
King & Maxwell (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Sean King and Michelle Maxwell aren't your typical pair of private investigators. As discredited Secret Service agents, their unique skills often give them a leg up on suspects and conventional law enforcement. He's charming and always one ...
Style: exciting, realistic, captivating, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, secret service, fbi, investigation, crimes, partners against crime, intrigue, investigator, lawyer, suspicion, outside help, guilt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 8.5
 73K
Louie (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Louis C.K. stars as a fictionalized version of himself; a comedian and newly divorced father raising his two daughters in New York City.
Style: dark humor, sincere, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: single parent, comedian, midlife crisis, performer's life, city life, family relations, loneliness, mishap, disorder, parenthood, artists and showbiz, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.9
 99K
Elementary (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A modern-day drama about a crime-solving duo that cracks the NYPD's most impossible cases. Following his fall from grace in London and a stint in rehab, eccentric Sherlock escapes to Manhattan where his wealthy father forces him to live with ...
Style: witty, suspenseful, serious, talky, realistic
Plot: investigation, private detective, riddles and clues, partners, crimes, intelligence, prodigy, sherlock holmes, law enforcement, friendship, police investigation, mind game ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
14%
 7.8
 135K
Bones (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 40 min.
Story: Dr. Temperance Brennan and her colleagues at the Jeffersonian's Medico-Legal Lab assist Special Agent Seeley Booth with murder investigations when the remains are so badly decomposed, burned or destroyed that the standard identification ...
Style: witty, intellectual, suspenseful, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: forensics, riddles and clues, partners against crime, fbi, police investigation, special agents, search, crime investigation, teamwork, expert, killings, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: washington d.c., usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Charlie's Angels (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Charlie's Angels is a remake developed by Alfred Gough and Miles Millar for ABC, based upon the 1976 series of the same name created by Ivan Goff and Ben Roberts. The series ran on ABC from September 22 to November 10, 2011. A remake of the ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, sexy, captivating, humorous ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: partners, heroes, private detective, investigation, best friends, working undercover, undercover, friends, friendship, crimes, adventure, martial arts ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Michael Richards Show (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The Michael Richards Show is a sitcom that debuted on NBC in 2000. The show starred Michael Richards as reality-challenged but successful private detective Vic Nardozza who gets the job done despite his unconventional methods.
Style: sitcom, suspenseful, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: private detective, investigation, nothing goes right, crimes, goofy hero, workplace, workplace situations, partners, disorder, private investigator, short lived, television flop
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.8
 40K
Wilfred (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Everyone else sees Wilfred as just a dog, but Ryan sees a crude and somewhat surly, yet irrepressibly brave and honest Australian bloke in a cheap dog suit. While leading him through a series of comedic and existential adventures, Wilfred the dog ...
Style: dark humor, surreal, not serious, gross out humor, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: loser, lifestyle, foe turned friend, dog, stoners, slacker, buddies, odd couple, insanity, mental illness, character change, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Movie in collections
 8.3
 66K
Veronica Mars (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: The series is set in the fictional town of Neptune, California, and stars Kristen Bell as the title character, a student who progresses from high school to college while moonlighting as a private investigator under the tutelage of her detective ...
Style: touching, witty, clever, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: amateur detective, private detective, investigation, private investigator, student, youth, danger, teenage life, parents and children, sheriff, friendship, spy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: california, usa, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
13%
 8.5
 200K
Community (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Follow the lives of a group of students at what is possibly the world’s worst community college in the fictional locale of Greendale, Colorado.
Style: witty, not serious, sitcom, humorous, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college life, lifestyle change, student life, friends, social relations, odd, hardcase students, geek, friendship, uptight character, young people, immature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
I Just Want My Pants Back (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: I Just Want My Pants Back is an American comedy-drama that premiered with a special sneak peek on August 28, 2011 on MTV, with the series airing the new episodes beginning on February 2, 2012. The series is based on David J. Rosen's 2007 novel ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious
Audience: teens
Plot: youth, adolescence vs adulthood, looking for sex, love and romance, city life, twentysomething life, friends, friendship, urban, lifestyle, sexual content, young adult ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Lipstick Jungle (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Lipstick Jungle is an American comedy-drama television series created by DeAnn Heline and Eileen Heisler for NBC Universal Television Studio. The hour-long series was based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Candace Bushnell, who also ...
Style: talky, sexy, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: rivalry, friends, ambition, career woman, family life, workplace intrigue, thirtysomething life, workplace, best friends, workplace situations, family relations, city life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 8.1
 160K
The Mentalist (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Patrick Jane, a former celebrity psychic medium, uses his razor sharp skills of observation and expertise at "reading" people to solve serious crimes with the California Bureau of Investigation.
Style: intellectual, exciting, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: crimes, partners against crime, police investigation, serial killer, investigation, partners, murder, fighting crime, danger, crime, psychic, talented ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Movie in collections
 8.2
 115K
White Collar (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 40 min.
Story: Neal Caffrey, a con man, forger and thief, is captured after a three-year game of cat and mouse with the FBI. With only months left serving a four-year sentence, he escapes to look for Kate, his girlfriend. Peter Burke, the FBI agent who initially ...
Style: exciting, captivating, light, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: cons and scams, art thief, unlikely partners, intelligence, fbi, partners, mastermind, expert, deal, crimes, dishonesty, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 8.4
 156K
Entourage (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
Story: Film star Vince Chase navigates the vapid terrain of Los Angeles with a close circle of friends and his trusty agent.
Style: witty, humorous, not serious, realistic, talky ...
Plot: celebrity, actor, hollywood, buddies, friendship, fame, producer, wealth, actor's life, lifestyle, ambition, rising to stardom ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: los angeles, california, beverly hills, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 4.1
 4K
V.I.P. (1998)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: V.I.P. is an American action/comedy-drama series starring Pamela Anderson. Created by J. F. Lawton, the series aired in syndication for four seasons from 1998 to 2002.
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: bodyguard, martial arts, fighting crime, working undercover, partners against crime, workplace, investigation, save the day, private detective, partners, boss and employee, hacker ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s, 21st century, 1990s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.8
 8K
The Riches (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: A family of crooks assume the identity of an upper-middle-class suburban clan in the Deep South.
Style: light, disturbing, captivating, humorous, clever ...
Plot: cheating, secret, starting over, double life, impersonating, parents and children, dishonesty, deception, neighbor, lifestyle, impostor, culture clash ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Looking for Kitty (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A high school baseball coach and a down-on-his-luck private investigator form a bond as they scour New York City for the coach's wife, who's run away with a second-rate rock star
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, melancholic, sentimental ...
Plot: bittersweet, crumbling marriage, introspection, friendship, odd couple, private detective, fish out of water, couples, unfulfillment, dream, buddies, partners ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A behind-the-scenes look at a fictional sketch-comedy TV show.
Style: witty, realistic, semi serious, humorous, talky ...
Plot: tv show, showbiz, workplace problem, workplace situations, friendship, artists and showbiz, comedian, backstage, director, actor's life, old friend, confrontation with superior ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 8.3
 169K
Californication (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
Story: A self-loathing, alcoholic writer attempts to repair his damaged relationships with his daughter and her mother while combating sex addiction, a budding drug problem, and the seeming inability to avoid making bad decisions.
Style: sexy, dark humor, witty, cynical, humorous ...
Plot: womanizer, sexual relations, writer's life, lust, drugs/alcohol, strong sexual content, lifestyle, writers, sexual activity, addiction, family problems, family life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: california, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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