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Perfect Strangers (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Perfect Strangers is an American sitcom that ran for eight seasons from March 25, 1986, to August 6, 1993, on the ABC television network. Created by Dale McRaven, the series chronicles the rocky coexistence of midwestern American Larry Appleton and his distant cousin from eastern Mediterranean Europe, Balki Bartokomous. Originally airing on Tuesdays for the short six-episode first season in the spring of 1986, it moved to Wednesdays in prime time in the fall of 1986. It remained on Wednesdays until March 1988, when it was moved to Fridays. The show found its niche there as the anchor for ABC's original TGIF Friday-night lineup, though it aired on Saturdays for a short time in 1992.
Style: feel good, not serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat
Audience: family outing
Plot: sitcom, friendship, goofy hero, family, odd couple, fish out of water, misfit, partners, family relations, buddies, immigrants, society, disorder, friends, stewardess, greek, get rich quick scheme, funny accent, problem solving, idealism, cousin cousin relationship, innocence, newspaper, roommate
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, not serious and feel good films and TV series with plots about sitcom, family, family relations, friends, youth, family life and friendship mostly in Comedy, Family and Drama genres. Some movies like Perfect Strangers: My Two Dads (1987), Benson (1979), Cousin Skeeter (1998), The Jeff Foxworthy Show (1995), Silver Spoons (1982). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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My Two Dads (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: My Two Dads is an American sitcom that starred Staci Keanan, Paul Reiser and Greg Evigan. It aired on NBC from 1987 to 1990 and was produced by Michael Jacobs Productions in association with Tri-Star Television and distributed by TeleVentures.
Style: not serious, feel good, realistic, humorous
Audience: family outing
Plot: sitcom, single father, buddies, family, odd couple, child care, parents and children, family relations, coming of age, friendship, custody, family life ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
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Benson (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Benson is an American television sitcom which aired from September 13, 1979, to April 19, 1986, on ABC. The series was a spin-off from the soap opera parody Soap; however, Benson discarded the soap opera format of its parent show in favor of a more ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, witty
Audience: family outing
Plot: sitcom, butler, master and servant, friendship, family, society, family relations, power relations, workplace, friends, boss and employee, family life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 7.0
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Cousin Skeeter (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Cousin Skeeter is an American children's television show, which ran on Nickelodeon from 1998 to 2001. It starred Robert Ri'chard as Bobby, a young boy whose life changed when his strange cousin Skeeter came to live with his family. With ...
Style: humorous, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: puppets, teenage life, youth, family, black family, teenager, puppet, sitcom, disorder, buddies, odd couple, nothing goes right ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s, 21st century, 1990s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
The Jeff Foxworthy Show (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Air conditioning repair man Jeff finds himself a fish out of water living in Indiana with his Southern ways and humor. Eventually he takes his family back to Georgia and reconnects with his eccentric relations.
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: sitcom, parents and children, family, family life, family relations, eccentric family, youth, disorder, short lived, television flop
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: indiana, usa
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79%
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Silver Spoons (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Silver Spoons is an American sitcom that aired on NBC from September 25, 1982 to May 11, 1986 and in first-run syndication from September 15, 1986 to March 4, 1987. The series was produced by Embassy Television for the first four seasons, until ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental, feel good
Audience: family outing
Plot: sitcom, coming of age, parents and children, family, man child, family life, society, youth, family relations, power relations, rich and poor, siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Mork & Mindy (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Mork & Mindy is an American science fiction sitcom broadcast from 1978 until 1982 on ABC. The series starred Robin Williams as Mork, an alien who comes to Earth from the planet Ork in a small, one-man egg-shaped spaceship. Pam Dawber co-starred ...
Style: surreal, not serious, humorous, offbeat
Audience: date night, family outing, teens
Plot: sitcom, farce, alien, benign alien, goofy hero, odd couple, family, friendship, alien encounter, fish out of water, imaginary, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 6.6
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Growing Pains (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Growing Pains is an American television sitcom about an affluent family, residing in Huntington, Long Island, New York, with a working mother and a stay-at-home psychiatrist father raising three children together, which aired on ABC from September ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, sentimental
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: sitcom, family, couple relations, suburbs, parents and children, siblings relations, adolescence vs adulthood, suburban life, family life, youth, family relations, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Pee-wee's Playhouse (1986)
Genre: Family, Comedy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Pee-wee's Playhouse is an American children's television program starring Paul Reubens as the childlike Pee-wee Herman. The show was developed from Reubens' popular stage show and the one-off TV special The Pee-wee Herman Show, ...
Style: humorous, not serious, surreal, feel good, offbeat
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: friendship, goofy hero, family, youth, buddies, heroes, imaginary, misfit, disorder, friends, hapless, dance ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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Mr. Belvedere (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Mr. Belvedere is an American sitcom that originally aired on ABC from March 15, 1985, until July 8, 1990. The series is based on the Lynn Aloysius Belvedere character created by Gwen Davenport for her 1947 novel Belvedere, which was later adapted ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching, witty
Audience: family outing
Plot: sitcom, master and servant, friendship, butler, illegal immigrant, family life, family, suburbs, suburban life, workplace situations, family relations, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: pennsylvania, pittsburgh, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
The Beverly Hillbillies (1962)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The Beverly Hillbillies is an American situation comedy originally broadcast for nine seasons on CBS from 1962 to 1971, starring Buddy Ebsen, Irene Ryan, Donna Douglas, and Max Baer, Jr. The series is about a poor backwoods family transplanted to ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, feel good
Audience: family outing
Plot: sitcom, fish out of water, secretary, rich and poor, social differences, family, culture clash, eccentric family, suburban life, suburbs, urban, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: beverly hills, california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Home Improvement (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Home Improvement is an American television sitcom starring Tim Allen, that aired from September 17, 1991 to May 25, 1999. The show was created by Matt Williams, Carmen Finestra and David McFadzean. In the 1990s, it was one of the most watched ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic
Plot: sitcom, handyman, friendship, couple relations, parents and children, family, family life, family relations, suburbs, disorder, battle of the sexes, siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: detroit, michigan, usa
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Family Matters (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: A long-running dramedy centering on the Winslow family, a middle-class African American family living in Chicago, and their pesky next-door neighbor, ultra-nerd Steve Urkel. A spin-off of Perfect Strangers.
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, witty ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: sitcom, verbal byplay, family, goofy hero, parents and children, middle class, black family, family life, suburbs, youth, family relations, siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
My Brother and Me (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: My Brother and Me is a sitcom on Nickelodeon that premiered on October 15, 1994, and ran until February 2, 1995. The show is about a family living in the West Side of Charlotte, North Carolina, who experience the highs and lows of everyday life. ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, offbeat, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: sitcom, family, african american, siblings relations, youth, black family, family relations, friends, house, best friend, brother sister relationship, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
The Odd Couple (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 21 min.
Story: Oscar's life seems almost perfect...sure he's divorced and his apartment is a mess, but he's the host of a well-known sports show, and is enjoying his bachelor lifestyle in New York City. That is until his college friend, Felix, shows ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, witty
Audience: family outing
Plot: sitcom, odd couple, friendship, dating, friends, disorder, radio show, misfit, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, macho man, job, roommate ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Mr. Bean (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 350 min.
Story: Mr Bean turns simple everyday tasks into chaotic situations and will leave you in stitches as he creates havoc wherever he goes.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, feel good, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: misfit, socially awkward, problem solving, goofy hero, sitcom, nothing goes right, fish out of water, eccentricity, comedy of errors, british humour, odd, creativity ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Full House (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Full House is an American sitcom television series. Set in San Francisco, the show chronicles widowed father Danny Tanner, who, after the death of his wife Pam, enlists his best friend Joey Gladstone and his brother-in-law Jesse Katsopolis to help ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: sitcom, family, friends, single parent, friendship, single father, family life, children, baby, parents and children, siblings relations, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.9
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Kenan & Kel (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Kenan & Kel is an American teen comedy sitcom produced by Kevin Kopelow and Heath Seifert that originally aired on Nickelodeon from July 1996 to July 2000. The show starred friends and then-All That cast members Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell. ...
Style: humorous
Audience: pre-teens, teen comedy, family outing
Plot: sitcom, friendship, african american, buddies, family, youth, disorder, friends, goofy hero, teenage life, nothing goes right, dimwit ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Valerie's Family: The Hogans (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The Hogan Family is an American television situation comedy that aired on NBC from March 1, 1986 to May 7, 1990, and on CBS from September 15, 1990 until July 20, 1991. It was produced by Miller-Boyett Productions, along with Tal Productions, Inc., ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: family, twins, family relations, sitcom, motherhood, aids, widower, aunt, brother brother relationship, three brothers
Time: 80s
Place: illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The Dick Van Dyke Show is an American television sitcom that initially aired on CBS from October 3, 1961, until June 1, 1966. The show was created by Carl Reiner and starred Dick Van Dyke, Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam and Mary Tyler Moore. It ...
Style: not serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, witty ...
Plot: sitcom, workplace, tv show, dentist, housewife, producer, staff, writer's life, relationship vs career, family, workplace situations, family life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Laverne & Shirley (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Laverne & Shirley is an American television sitcom that ran on ABC from January 27, 1976 to May 10, 1983. It starred Penny Marshall as Laverne De Fazio and Cindy Williams as Shirley Feeney, single roommates who worked as bottlecappers in a ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: sitcom, retro, friendship, best friends, female friendship, looking for love, suburbs, friends, starting over, feminism, boss and employee, suburban life ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1960s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, milwaukee wisconsin
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65%
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Empty Nest (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Empty Nest is an American sitcom that originally aired on NBC from 1988 to 1995. The series was created as a spin-off of The Golden Girls by creator and producer Susan Harris. For its first three seasons, Empty Nest was one of the year's top 10 ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: sitcom, family, hospital, coworker relationship, pediatrician, doctor, nurse, parents and children, siblings relations, eccentric family, family relations, singleness ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: florida, miami, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Malcolm & Eddie (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Malcolm & Eddie is an American television sitcom that premiered August 26, 1996 on the UPN Network, and ran for four seasons, airing its final episode on May 22, 2000. This series starred Malcolm-Jamal Warner and Eddie Griffin in the lead roles. ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: sitcom, bar, friendship, buddies, odd couple, male friendship, friends, twentysomething life, partners, disorder, african american, stand up comedian ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: kansas, usa, missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Charles in Charge (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Charles in Charge is an American sitcom series starring Scott Baio as Charles, a 19-year-old student at the fictional Copeland College in New Brunswick, New Jersey, who worked as a live-in babysitter in exchange for room and board. Baio directed ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: sitcom, college, nanny, adolescence vs adulthood, teenage life, family, young adult, youth, family relations, disorder, buddies, mischievous children ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Family Ties (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Former 1960s flower children Steven and Elyse Keaton raise their conservative son Alex, daughters Mallory and Jennifer, and later, youngest child Andrew.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty
Audience: family outing
Plot: sitcom, family, republican, culture clash, liberal, parents and children, siblings relations, conservatism, democrat, family life, family relations, suburbs ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Cory in the House (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Cory in the House is an American television sitcom, which aired on the Disney Channel from January 12, 2007 to September 13, 2008 and was a spin-off from the Disney show That's So Raven. The show focuses on Cory Baxter, who moved from San ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, witty
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: white house, teenager, buddies, family, young heroes, sitcom, parents and children, teenage life, youth, family relations, friends, best friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Bill Engvall Show (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The Bill Engvall Show is a sitcom which ran on TBS from July 17, 2007 to September 5, 2009. The series starred comedian Bill Engvall and was written and created by Engvall and Michael Leeson. The series was canceled on September 25, 2009. On June ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic
Plot: sitcom, parents and children, family life, family, couples, suburbs, family relations, couple relations, suburban life, teenage life, youth, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Brady Bunch (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: When widower Mike Brady marries a lovely lady widow Carol Ann, their two families become one. These are the misadventures of this new couple, their six children, a dog named Tiger, and quirky housekeeper Alice.
Style: feel good, not serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: family, sitcom, cheerleader, architect, parents and children, suburbs, siblings relations, optimism, cult, family life, youth, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.8
 474
After MASH (1983)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: AfterMASH is an American situation comedy that aired on CBS from September 26, 1983, to December 11, 1984. A spin-off of the series M*A*S*H, the show takes place immediately following the end of the Korean War and chronicles the adventures of three ...
Style: not serious, clever, realistic, feel good, humorous ...
Plot: sitcom, hospital, buddies, couple relations, military, korean war veteran, americana, workplace situations, partners, workplace, couples, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1950s
Place: missouri, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 4.8
 10K
Shake It Up! (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Shake It Up is an American sitcom airing on Disney Channel in the United States. The series premiered on November 7, 2010. Created by Chris Thompson and starring Bella Thorne and Zendaya, the show follows the adventures of CeCe Jones and Rocky Blue ...
Style: feel good, not serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: teenager, best friends, sitcom, dancer's life, dancing, friendship, showbiz, family, teenage life, artists and showbiz, workplace, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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