Movies and TV shows like Ellen

If you like "Ellen" you are looking for talky, humorous and semi serious movies or TV shows about / with sitcom, store, best friends, urban, gays and lesbians, looking for love and coming out themes of Comedy and Romance genre shot in USA.
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Ellen
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Ellen is an American television sitcom that aired on the ABC network from March 29, 1994 to July 22, 1998, consisting of 109 episodes. The title role of Ellen Morgan, played by stand-up comedian Ellen DeGeneres, was a neurotic bookstore owner in her thirties. The series centered on Ellen's dealing with her quirky friends, her family and the problems of daily life. The series is notable for being the first one in which the main character came out as gay, which DeGeneres' character did in the 1997 episode "Puppy Episode". This event received a great deal of media exposure, ignited controversy, and prompted ABC to place a parental advisory at the beginning of each episode. The series' theme song, "So Called Friend" is by Scottish band Texas. A running gag was that each episode had a distinct opening credits sequence, resulting from Ellen's ongoing search for the perfect opening credits.
Style: talky, humorous, semi serious, witty, realistic, clever, offbeat, neurotic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sitcom, store, best friends, urban, gays and lesbians, looking for love, coming out, workplace situations, thirtysomething life, gender, friendship, friends, city life, workplace, lgbt, love and romance, couples, disorder, lifestyle, woman, stand up comedian, thirty something, cousin cousin relationship, best friend, homosexual ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: california
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Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City
Drama, Mystery, Romance
UK, USA
360 min.
 8.7
Seinfeld
Comedy
USA
22 min.
 8.9
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, humorous and witty films and TV series with plots about couples, love and romance, friends, friendship, lifestyle, romance and gender mostly in Comedy, Romance and Drama genres. Some movies like Ellen: Will & Grace (1998), Sex, Politics & Cocktails (2002), Coming Soon (1999), The Real Blonde (1997), Luminarias (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Will & Grace
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Will Truman and Grace Adler are best friends living in New York, and when Grace's engagement falls apart, she moves in with Will. Together, along with their friends, they go through the trials of dating, sex, relationships and their careers, ...
Style: talky, humorous, semi serious, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sitcom, best friends, friendship, gays and lesbians, urban, singleness, looking for love, gender, friends, city life, roommate, battle of the sexes ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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Sex, Politics & Cocktails
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Latin American filmmaker Sebastian Cortez (Julien Hernandez) is unable to commit to his girlfriend and, at age 30, finds himself alone and never in love in this irreverent comedy. On a mission to find the love of his life, he solicits help from his ...
Style: talky, humorous, semi serious, sexual, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: fall in love, gays and lesbians, romance, opposites attract, friendship, looking for love, urban, looking for sex, coming out, sexual relations, singleness, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary
Place: cuba, latin america, usa, los angeles
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System:   68%
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Coming Soon
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The trials and tribulations of wealthy young Manhattanites and their sexual coming of age, a romantic comedy set at an Upper East Side prep school.
Style: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, realistic, sexual ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teen comedy
Plot: coming of age, high school, romance, best friends, college, orgasm, innocence lost, looking for love, school, looking for sex, coming out, wealth ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city, manhattan new york city
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System:   56%
    User:   58%
 
The Real Blonde
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An aspiring actor and his girlfriend handle life's frustrations, while his friend seeks fulfillment with a blonde.
Style: clever, semi serious, witty, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: fashion, romance, city life, urban, actor's life, dog, relationships, couple relations, friendship, life philosophy, celebrity culture, relationship vs career ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city, new jersey
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Luminarias
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Welcome to Luminarias-where hot spicy dish gets served up with a Latin twist by four successful friends from East LA...with very discriminating taste in men! When separated divorce attorney Andrea finds herself guilty of falling for her white and ...
Style: talky, humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: city life, gays and lesbians, restaurant, immigrants, romance, battle of the sexes, friendship, feminism, urban, looking for love, singleness, culture clash ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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System:   48%
    User:   51%
 
The Night We Never Met
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Sam has a problem with his roommates: they are disgusting, and don't seem to share his views on responsibility, privacy, and basic hygine. Such is his discomfort with his living arrangements that he agrees to share the occupancy of another ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic, clever ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: buddies, comedy of errors, unlikely couple, romance, urban, battle of the sexes, opposites attract, couple relations, friendship, infidelity, mistaken identity, looking for love ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
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System:   45%
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Friends & Lovers
Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Friends for ten years, a group of twenty-somethings head for the ski slopes as guests of Ian's father. (Ian and dad are estranged because dad worked too many hours when Ian was a lad.) Dad has something to say, but Ian won't listen. ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, talky, offbeat, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: friendship, best friends, male nudity, sex, pornography, romance, looking for love, gay, singleness, unlikely friendships, dialogue, family gatherings ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   37%
 
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Little City
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Best friends Adam and Kevin have a lot in common. Probably too much! In fact, Kevin is carrying on a torrid affair with Adam's girlfriend, Nina, on the side! And if this triangle wasn't crowded enough, the arrival of a seductive newcomer ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, talky, witty, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: buddies, couple relations, romance, looking for love, twentysomething life, urban, thirtysomething life, city life, love and romance, friendship, unfulfillment, infidelity ...
Time: 90s
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    User:   40%
 
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Noah's Arc
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Story: Noah's Arc is an American cable television dramedy. The series, which predominantly features gay black and Latino characters, focused on many socially relevant issues, including same sex dating, same-sex marriage, same-sex parenthood, HIV and ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, sexual, realistic
Plot: best friends, gays and lesbians, college, gender bending, store, workplace situations, gender, friendship, gay, couples, fall in love, looking for love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
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System:   43%
    User:   41%
 
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Grief
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A campy chronicle of the lusts and loves of the men and women who work on a low-rent TV show called, "The Love Judge."
Style: humorous, semi serious, clever, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: actor's life, best friends, gays and lesbians, boss and employee, friendship, impossible love, workplace romance, workplace situations, gender, workplace, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: prague, czech republic
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System:   43%
    User:   48%
 
The Four-Faced Liar
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The Four Faced Liar is a story of love and lies for four twenty-somethings looking to find themselves in New York City... A story of love and lies for four twenty-somethings looking to find themselves in New York City. A pair of best friends and a ...
Style: clever, semi serious, humorous, realistic, witty ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: couple relations, romance, urban, friendship, love triangle, twentysomething life, fall in love, love and romance, lesbian relationship, couples, infidelity, gender ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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System:   42%
    User:   49%
 
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Caffeine
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A fanciful battle of the sexes ensues when the relationships of the staff and patrons of a quirky London café are unexpectedly turned upside down by sudden revelations of terribly embarrassing secrets having to do with their sexual misadventures.
Style: clever, semi serious, talky, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: gays and lesbians, romance, battle of the sexes, boss and employee, couple relations, friendship, looking for love, marijuana, customer, toilet, kitchen, waiter ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
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System:   40%
    User:   35%
 
The Opposite Sex and How to Live with Them
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Jewish Jack-the-lad David seriously fancies smart, rich Anglo-Saxon Carrie as soon as he first offends her in a Boston bar. They run into each other again and though she still says she finds him appalling he works on it and they are soon together. ...
Style: talky, humorous, semi serious, clever, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: bar, friendship, romance, love affair, love and romance, couples, friends, best friends, battle of the sexes, looking for love, social differences, wooing ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   36%
 
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What Love Is
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: It's Valentine's Day and Tomhas big plans. He's about to get engaged and has a surprise party planned to share the good news with friends. But things take a turn for the worse. Tom returns home only to discover his girlfriend has ...
Style: talky, humorous, semi serious, sexual, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: bar, battle of the sexes, couple relations, romance, friendship, looking for love, sexual relations, singleness, wooing, twentysomething life, thirtysomething life, gender ...
Time: contemporary
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System:   39%
    User:   37%
 
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 ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: arizona, usa
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System:   37%
    User:   44%
 
If You Only Knew
Genre: Romance, Comedy
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A romantic comedy about a young man who fakes homosexuality to draw the interest of a woman. Instead she tries to help him find a date.
Style: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, realistic
Plot: comedy of errors, best friends, gays and lesbians, romance, urban, battle of the sexes, singleness, coming out, pregnancy, twentysomething life, thirtysomething life, city life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york
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System:   37%
    User:   31%
 
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April's Shower
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: April's Shower begins with a group of people gathered for a wedding shower for April. At first, it seems to be a normal gathering for such an occasion but, as time goes on, secrets and stories begin to be revealed. Alex is a chef and a maid of ...
Style: talky, humorous, semi serious, touching, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: best friends, gays and lesbians, romance, fall in love, friendship, looking for love, sexual relations, singleness, unfulfilled love, coming out, gender bending, twentysomething life ...
Time: contemporary
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System:   37%
    User:   40%
 
Fish Without a Bicycle
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Comedy - Julianna (Jenna Mattison) is a struggling actress in a dead end relationship with Danny (Brad Rowe), a fireman who no longer lights her fire. When she decides to leave him and go "find herself" she ends up falling in love with an ...
Style: talky, humorous, semi serious, clever, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: actor's life, romance, battle of the sexes, looking for love, singleness, wooing, twentysomething life, thirtysomething life, artists and showbiz, friends, friendship, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   36%
 
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If Lucy Fell
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Joe and Lucy are roommates and best friends. Lucy, whose love life is embarrassingly dull, convinces Joe, who is infatuated with a neighbor he's never met, that if they don't have stable romances within a month, they must jump off the ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, semi serious, romantic, offbeat ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, best friends, artist, relationships, urban, self discovery, mentor, looking for love, writers, singleness, destiny, dialogue ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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System:   36%
    User:   36%
 
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Mad About You
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, witty, realistic, touching
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: sitcom, oldies, verbal byplay, couple relations, romance, friendship, urban, love and romance, youth, couples, marriage, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa
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    User:   37%
 
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Go Fish
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Max is a trendy, pretty, young lesbian, who is having trouble finding love. A friend sets her up with Ely, whom Max likes, but Ely is frumpy, homely, and older. Nor do they have much in common. Can Max learn to look past the packaging?
Style: clever, witty, sexual, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: homosexuality, lesbian, fall in love, women, relationships, gay, gays and lesbians, romance, unlikely couple, pornography, love story, stereotypes ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
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System:   33%
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Sex and the City
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Based on the bestselling book by Candace Bushnell, Sex and the City tells the story of four best friends, all single and in their late thirties, as they pursue their careers and talk about their sex lives, all while trying to survive the New York ...
Style: witty, talky, stylized, sentimental, erotic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sex talk, looking for love, female friendship, sex, friendship between women, battle of the sexes, looking for sex, everyday life, city life, strong sexual content, best friends, writer's life ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century, 2000s ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city
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System:   33%
    User:   39%
 
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Becker
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Becker is a dedicated, outspoken and talented doctor with a gruff exterior. While he tends to offend those who try to get close to him, he is extremely dedicated to his medical practice in the Bronx, N.Y., where he always goes the extra mile to help ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, realistic, cynical ...
Plot: sitcom, battle of the sexes, boss and employee, clinic, couple relations, friendship, looking for love, urban, workplace situations, doctor, couples, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city
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System:   31%
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Kiss Me, Guido
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When he discovers his girlfriend having sex with his brother, Frankie (Scotti) decides to head to Manhattan, leaving his Bronx pizza shop forever for the fame and fortune of show business. But before stardom, he needs a place to stay. Looking in the ...
Style: clever, talky, humorous, semi serious, funny ...
Plot: mistaken identity, farce, gay, friendship, odd couple, city life, stereotypes, culture clash, gays and lesbians, urban, happy ending, homosexuality ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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System:   31%
    User:   27%
 
Is It Just Me?
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Frustrated by his ongoing failure to meet Mr. Right, Blaine stumbles upon what might be his perfect match in an online chat room-Xander, a sweet, hunky guy who's recently moved to LA. Smitten, Blaine then finds that he's been chatting to ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, realistic, sexual ...
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, urban, best friends, gays and lesbians, looking for love, gay, looking for sex, singleness, gender, bedroom, roommate, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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System:   31%
    User:   31%
 
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In the Weeds
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: It's Martha's first night as a waitress in an upscale New York restaurant. Veteran Chloe shows her the ropes and introduces her to the lives of the restaurant staff. Adam, a hopeful playwright, suffers for his art while dealing with a very ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: looking for love, romance, workplace romance, urban, relationship vs career, restaurant, twentysomething life, workplace situations, cooking and food, waitress, thirtysomething life, city life ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
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System:   30%
    User:   33%
 
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Never Again
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A man and a woman who have pledged never to fall in love again meet in a gay bar.
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: romance, fall in love, gays and lesbians, college, introspection, bar, couple relations, friendship, infidelity, looking for love, sexual relations, singleness ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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System:   29%
    User:   23%
 
Crossing Delancey
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Isabelle's life revolves around the New York bookshop she works in and the intellectual friends of both sexes she meets there. Her grandmother remains less than impressed and decides to hire a good old-fashioned Jewish matchmaker to help ...
Style: clever, touching, semi serious, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: romance, jewish, looking for love, matchmaking, judaism, relationships, parents and children, loneliness, love story, singleness, urban, writers ...
Time: 80s, 18th century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, lower east side manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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System:   29%
    User:   33%
 

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It's in the Water
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When hordes of gays and lesbians come out "of the closet" in the fictional town of Azalea Springs, Texas, intolerant residents go into a panic about the water supply.
Style: clever, semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat ...
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Sprung
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Two pairs of best friends - Montel & Clyde and Brandy & Adina meet at the party, where Clyde makes Adina think he is very rich and gets her into bed the same evening. When Adina finds out that she's been fooled, she becomes ...
Style: humorous, clever, semi serious, realistic, witty ...
Audience: date night
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Time: 90s, 80s
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System:   29%
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