Movies and TV shows like Thirtysomething

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Thirtysomething
Original name: thirtysomething
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Thirtysomething is an American television drama about a group of baby boomers in their late thirties. It was created by Marshall Herskovitz and Edward Zwick for MGM/UA Television Group and The Bedford Falls Company, and aired on ABC. It premiered in the U.S. on September 29, 1987. It lasted four seasons, with the last of its 85 episodes airing on May 28, 1991. The title of the show was designed as thirtysomething by Kathie Broyles, who combined the words of the original title, Thirty Something. In 1997, "The Go Between" and "Samurai Ad Man" were ranked #22 on TV Guide′s 100 Greatest Episodes of All Time. In 2002, Thirtysomething was ranked #19 on TV Guide′s 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time, and in 2013 TV Guide ranked it #10 in its list of The 60 Greatest Dramas of All Time.
Style: sentimental, serious, talky, sincere, realistic, clever, stylized, touching
Plot: couple relations, parents and children, thirtysomething life, suburbs, love and romance, couples, parenthood, friendship, family relations, friends, human nature, suburban life, family life, parenting, unfulfillment, social relations, yuppie, advertising, lifestyle, reconciliation, gay friend, best friend, business, gay, gay kiss ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: philadelphia, usa, arizona
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My So-Called Life
Comedy, Drama, Romance
USA
60 min.
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Faces
Drama
USA
130 min.
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, sentimental, serious and talky films and TV series with plots about couples, love and romance, couple relations, friendship, family relations, parents and children and dysfunctional family mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Thirtysomething: Neighbours (1985), She's Having a Baby (1988), A Cooler Climate (1999), Gas, Food Lodging (1992), Radio Inside (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Neighbours
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Neighbours is an Australian television soap opera. It was first broadcast on the Seven Network on 18 March 1985. It was created by TV executive Reg Watson, who proposed the idea of making a show that focused on realistic stories and portrayed adults ...
Style: serious, sentimental, sincere, realistic, emotional
Plot: betrayal, bar, couple relations, infidelity, cafe, parents and children, suburbs, suburban life, fall in love, family life, dishonesty, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: australia, melbourne australia
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She's Having a Baby
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Jake and Kristy Briggs are newlyweds. Being young, they are perhaps a bit unprepared for the full reality of marriage and all that it (and their parents) expect from them. Do they want babies? Their parents certainly want them to. Is married life ...
Style: clever, sentimental, touching, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: date night, teens, chick flick
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Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
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System:   90%
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A Cooler Climate
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Iris is broke after her divorce and takes a job working as a housekeeper for a wealthy woman named Paula. When Paula and her husband separate, an unlikely friendship blossoms between the women.
Style: talky, serious, touching, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: crumbling marriage, follow your dream, suburbs, human nature, boss and employee, couple relations, friendship, culture clash, dysfunctional family, suburban life, working class, fall in love ...
Time: 90s
Place: maine, usa
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System:   79%
    User:   74%
 
Gas, Food Lodging
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In the boring desert of New Mexico, a single mother raises her two teenage daughters, Shade and Trudi, whose deepest desire is to leave the dead calm town. Shade is the type to escape in her extravagant fantasies while Trudi is so rebelious it could ...
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, serious, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
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Radio Inside
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: As two brothers fall in love with the same woman they must come to grips with the accidental death of their father in this sensitive drama set in Miami.
Style: talky, serious, sentimental, realistic, touching ...
Audience: date night
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Time: 90s
Place: florida, miami, usa
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Twice in a Lifetime
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A middle-aged steelworker is content with his job and his family, but feels that something is missing in his life. On his 50th birthday, he stops in at a local bar for a drink to celebrate. He finds himself attracted to the young, very sexy ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
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System:   70%
    User:   68%
 
Days of Our Lives
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Horton and Brady broods endure the romantic trials of life in Salem, a Midwestern hamlet filled with evil geniuses, star-crossed lovers and a rich family history.
Style: emotional, serious, sentimental, realistic
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Always
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A middle-aged couple, on the verge of proceeding with a divorce, find themselves questioning their decision to separate when fellow friends and neighbors, oblivious to their marital troubles, assemble at their house for a 4th of July Weekend party.
Style: talky, clever, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: unsupportive spouse, suburbs, crumbling marriage, romance, infidelity, dysfunctional family, midlife crisis, pregnancy, relationship vs career, suburban life, breakup, thirtysomething life ...
Time: 80s
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    User:   62%
 
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Julie Johnson
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A New Jersey housewife is dissatisfied with her everyday life because she is smarter than she or anyone else knows. While taking a computer class, Julie discovers her abilities and finds the courage to make dramatic life changes. This is a story of ...
Style: sincere, semi serious, talky, touching, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: gays and lesbians, follow your dream, feminism, school, self discovery, college, couple relations, friendship, forbidden love, parents and children, singleness, road not taken ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa, manhattan new york city
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System:   64%
    User:   69%
 
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Mary and Rhoda
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, humorous, semi serious, clever, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sitcom, best friends, crumbling marriage, university, follow your dream, romance, friendship, looking for love, college, singleness, cinderella story, estrangement ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: france, new york
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System:   63%
    User:   57%
 
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Faces
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: An old married man leaves his wife for a younger woman. Shortly after, his ex-wife also begins a relationship with a younger partner.
Style: talky, biting, clever, serious, bleak ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, prostitute, suburbs, betrayal, male nudity, drinking, crumbling marriage, human nature, character study, crime gone awry, introspection, loneliness ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: tokyo
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System:   61%
    User:   73%
 
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Empire Falls
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 197 min.
Story: A decaying New England town is the backdrop for its unique citizens, lead by unassuming restaurant manager Miles Roby.
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: human nature, couple relations, small town, parents and children, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, small town life, working class, family life, unfulfillment, couples, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new england, usa, maine, mexico, florida
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System:   59%
    User:   59%
 
Waiting to Exhale
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Cheated on, mistreated and stepped on, the women are holding their breath, waiting for the elusive "good man" to break a string of less-than-stellar lovers. Friends and confidants Vannah, Bernie, Glo and Robin talk it all out, determined ...
Style: touching, sexy, clever, semi serious, talky ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: friendship, romance, divorce, adultery, best friends, women, feminism, unlikely friendships, couple relations, suburbs, relationships, stereotypes ...
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Place: arizona, usa
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System:   59%
    User:   53%
 
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The Bold and the Beautiful
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Continuing drama combining romance and intrigue set against the glittering backdrop of Beverly Hills and the American fashion industry.
Style: emotional, serious, sentimental, realistic
Plot: fashion, betrayal, intrigue, cult, couple relations, infidelity, love triangle, rich and poor, social differences, family business, family life, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 80s, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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    User:   58%
 
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Dawson's Creek
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Dawson's Creek is an American teen drama television series created by Kevin Williamson which debuted on January 20, 1998, on The WB and was produced by Sony Pictures Television. Filmed in Wilmington, North Carolina, at EUE/Screen Gems studios ...
Style: emotional, serious, captivating, realistic, touching
Audience: girls' night, teens, teen drama, date night
Plot: verbal byplay, best friends, friendship, romance, love triangle, small town, suburbs, teenage love, high school life, small town life, coming of age, suburban life ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century, 2000s ...
Place: massachusetts, usa, boston
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System:   58%
    User:   50%
 
Longtime Companion
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Longtime Companion follows the lives of a small circle of friends from the first mention of the disease in the New York Times in 1981. First referred to as "Gay-Related-Immune-Disorder," we watch the effect of the disease as it devastates ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, heartbreaking ...
Plot: friendship, aids, gay, homosexuality, death, hospital, drinking, male nudity, politics, gays and lesbians, relationships, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, san francisco
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System:   57%
    User:   64%
 
The Young and the Restless
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The rivalries, romances, hopes and fears of the residents of the fictional Midwestern metropolis, Genoa City. The lives and loves of a wide variety of characters mingle through the generations, dominated by the Newman, Abbott, Baldwin and Winters ...
Style: emotional, serious, sentimental, realistic
Plot: betrayal, intrigue, cult, uninhibited rivalry, couple relations, infidelity, love triangle, rich and poor, social differences, family life, dishonesty, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 70s, 80s ...
Place: usa, wisconsin
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System:   53%
    User:   45%
 
The Turning Point
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: When her daughter joins a ballet company, a former dancer is forced to confront her long-ago decision to give up the stage to have a family.
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, captivating, serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: ballet, romance, dance, dancing, friendship, dancer's life, coming of age, women, childhood, parents and children, runaway, mentor ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1930s
Place: new york, oklahoma, usa
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System:   53%
    User:   54%
 
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Disappearing Acts
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Zora Banks is a school teacher and aspiring singer hoping to become a successful star while taking a break from heartache. Franklin Swift is a down-on-his-luck construction worker and not-quite divorced father of two hoping to start his own ...
Style: talky, serious, sentimental, sincere, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: family life, crumbling marriage, romance, starting over, introspection, couple relations, infidelity, lovers reunited, hopes, couples, family problems, unemployment ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
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System:   52%
    User:   49%
 
The Myth of Fingerprints
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a New England dysfunctional family gathers for Thanksgiving, past demons reveal themselves as one son returns for the first time in three years.
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, serious, intense ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, depression, death, crumbling marriage, family drama, relationships, family, dealing with death, holiday, human nature, nudity (topless - notable), storytelling ...
Time: 90s
Place: new england, usa, maine, massachusetts
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System:   52%
    User:   61%
 
About Last Night...
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A man and woman meet and try to have a romantic affair, despite their personal problems and the interference of their disapproving friends.
Style: sentimental, talky, semi serious, romantic, sexual ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: romance, friendship, male nudity, relationships, best friends, love story, nudity (topless - notable), sex, unlikely friendships, urban, battle of the sexes, happy ending ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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System:   52%
    User:   58%
 
My So-Called Life
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The life of a 15 year-old high school student, whose angst-ridden journey through adolescence, friendship, parents, and life teaches her what it means to grow up.
Style: emotional, serious, talky, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, high school, teenager, best friends, first love, teenage love, cult, teenage girl, high school life, teenage life, friends, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: pennsylvania, usa
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System:   51%
    User:   49%
 
One Life to Live
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: One Life to Live is an American soap opera broadcast on television for more than 43 years on the ABC network, from July 15, 1968, to January 13, 2012, and on the internet as a web series on Hulu and iTunes via The Online Network since April 29, ...
Style: emotional, serious, sentimental
Plot: suburbs, family problems, family relations, intrigue, couple relations, friendship, infidelity, parents and children, family in crisis, family life, dishonesty, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 60s, 70s ...
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System:   50%
    User:   55%
 
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A Walk on the Moon
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The world of a young housewife is turned upside down when she has an affair with a free-spirited blouse salesman.
Style: touching, sexy, serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: infidelity, adultery, coming of age, mother daughter relationship, marriage, parents and children, jewish, romance, midlife crisis, dishonesty, relationships, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1969
Place: new york, usa, woodstock, california, new york state
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System:   49%
    User:   47%
 
Little Children
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: The lives of two lovelorn spouses from separate marriages, a registered sex offender, and a disgraced ex-police officer intersect as they struggle to resist their vulnerabilities and temptations.
Style: psychological, realistic, sexual, disturbing, sincere ...
Plot: infidelity, adultery, small town, parenthood, dysfunctional family, sexuality, marriage, pornography, child abuse, drinking, strong sexual content, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
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System:   48%
    User:   47%
 
Living Out Loud
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Dramatic comedy about two unlikely people who find each other while looking for love. Judith Nelson (Holly Hunter) is suddenly single after discovering her husband of fifteen years, a successful doctor (Martin Donovan), has been having an affair ...
Style: clever, realistic, touching, semi serious, talky ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: divorce, loneliness, starting over, relationships, human nature, couple relations, life, life philosophy, unlikely friendships, hopes, friendship, dialogue ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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System:   45%
    User:   53%
 
A Home at the End of the World
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Three friends form a bond over the year, Johnathan is gay, Clare is straight and Bobby is neither, instead he loves the people he loves. As their lives go on there is tension and tears which culminate in a strong yet fragile friendship between the ...
Style: touching, sexual, serious, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: gay, aids, friendship, loneliness, male nudity, fall in love, rock, homosexuality, relationships, love, romance, suburbs ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 80s, year 1967, 1960s
Place: new york, ohio, usa, san francisco, woodstock ...
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System:   44%
    User:   43%
 
Falling in Love
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: During shopping for Christmas, Frank and Molly run into each other. This fleeting short moment will start to change their lives, when they recognize each other months later in the train home and have a good time together. Although both are married ...
Style: sentimental, talky, clever, semi serious, romantic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, infidelity, adultery, marriage, couple relations, love story, love, guilt, destiny, relationships, urban, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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System:   44%
    User:   47%
 

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Ruby in Paradise
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Reeling from her mother's recent death, Ruby Lee Gissing relocates to Florida to start anew. After finding a job at a souvenir store, Ruby becomes friends with the shop's owner, Mildred Chambers, and slowly acclimates to her new ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sincere, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, coming of age, self discovery, human nature, drinking, coming-of-age, childhood, life, small town, mentor, life & death, romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, tennessee, usa, new jersey, tokyo
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System:   43%
    User:   50%
 
Stanley & Iris
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An illiterate cook at a company cafeteria tries for the attention of a newly widowed woman. As they get to know one another, she discovers his inability to read. When he is fired, she takes on trying to teach him to read in her kitchen each night.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, sincere ...
Plot: romance, working class, single parent, school, loneliness, happy ending, couple relations, rags to riches, friendship, love story, parents and children, destiny ...
Time: 80s
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System:   43%
    User:   48%
 
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