Movies and TV shows like Strangers with Candy 1999

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Strangers with Candy (1999)
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Strangers with Candy (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Strangers with Candy is a television series produced by Comedy Central. It first aired on April 7, 1999, and concluded its third and final season on October 2, 2000. Its timeslot was Sundays at 10:00 p.m.. In 2007, Strangers with Candy was ranked #30 on TV Guide's Top Cult Shows Ever.
Style: humorous, clever, offbeat, realistic, witty, semi serious, alternative comedy
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: satire, high school, teachers and students, looking for sex, teenage life, youth, misfit, love and romance, starting over, suburbs, high school life, juvenile delinquency, boss, stranger, couples, rehabilitation, lifestyle, ex convict, suburban life, boss and employee, disorder, nothing goes right, fish out of water, eccentric family, goofy hero ...
Time: 90s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and witty films and TV series with plots about youth, high school, teenage life, lifestyle, friends, high school life and power relations mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Strangers with Candy: Miss Guided (2008), My Life as Liz (2010), Suburgatory (2011), Jonah From Tonga (2014), Class Act (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Strangers with Candy (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A prequel to the critically acclaimed series featuring Jerri Blank, a 46 year-old ex-junkie, ex-con who returns to high school in a bid to start her life over.
Style: humorous, semi serious, absurd, satirical, dark humor ...
Audience: teens
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Time: contemporary
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Miss Guided (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Story: Miss Guided is an American sitcom that ran from March 18, 2008 to April 3, 2008 as a mid-season replacement on ABC. The series follows the life of Becky Freeley, a guidance counselor at a high school that she attended when she was a teenager. The ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, sitcom, feel good ...
Plot: high school, teacher, school, high school teacher, high school life, teachers and students, dedicated educator, power relations, teenage life, hardcase students, workplace, youth ...
Time: 20th century
Place: holland
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My Life as Liz (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Story: My Life as Liz is a mockumentary style American television series that centers on the life of Liz Lee, a misfit high-school senior living in small town Texas. The series debuted on MTV on January 18, 2010. The first season finale aired on March 8, ...
Style: semi serious, witty, humorous, realistic, offbeat
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, youth, social relations, friendship, high school life, lifestyle, teenage life, best friends, parents and children, power relations, family relations, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa, new york
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Suburgatory (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Single father George Altman is doing his best to raise his sixteen-year-old daughter Tessa in the big city. When he discovers a box of condoms in her bedroom, though, he decides the time has come to move her to a more wholesome and nurturing ...
Style: realistic, not serious, sitcom, light, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: suburban life, teenage life, suburbs, everyday life, social relations, family relations, youth, parents and children, fish out of water, lifestyle, single parent, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, new york
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Jonah From Tonga (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Australia
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Fourteen year old breakdancer and mischievous delinquent, Jonah Takalua, returns from Tonga to start a new life at Holy Cross High School. Dominating the playground with his gang Fobba-licious, amusing himself with endless filfthy jokes and a ...
Style: realistic, not serious, humorous
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: high school, rebelliousness, popularity, youth, teenage life, teachers and students, mischievous children, society, juvenile delinquent, self involved, power relations, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
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Class Act (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Duncan is a genius straight A student, Blade is juvenile delinquent. But because of a mix up with their school records, everyone thinks each is the other one. Now, Duncan kind of likes the attention from being thought of as a real bad dude, if only ...
Style: witty, humorous, feel good, realistic, not serious
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Time: 90s
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: See life through the eyes of Dino, Ben, and Jonathan -- three teens experiencing the joys and pains of growing up. Although different in many ways, these guys have one main thing in common -- women. Together, their attitudes about women are ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, light, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage love, high school, teenage life, masturbation, teachers and students, infidelity, adolescence vs adulthood, looking for sex, family relations, love and romance, parents and children, young lovers ...
Time: contemporary
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Welcome Back, Kotter (1975)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Welcome Back, Kotter is an American television sitcom starring Gabe Kaplan and featuring a young John Travolta. Videotaped in front of a live studio audience, it originally aired on the ABC network from September 9, 1975, to June 8, 1979.
Style: sitcom, humorous, semi serious, realistic
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Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa
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One Day at a Time (1975)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: One Day at a Time is an American situation comedy that aired on the CBS network from December 16, 1975, until May 28, 1984. It starred Bonnie Franklin as Ann Romano, a divorced mother who moves to Indianapolis with her two teenage daughters Julie ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, realistic, semi serious, touching ...
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Stella (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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Style: humorous, not serious, surreal, realistic, sitcom ...
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The Graduates (2008)
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Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
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Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, captivating
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Tracey Takes On... (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Tracey Takes On... is a sketch comedy series starring comedienne Tracey Ullman. The show ran for four seasons on HBO and was commissioned after the success of the 1993 comedy special "Tracey Ullman Takes on New York." Each episode focuses ...
Style: witty, offbeat, humorous, clever, realistic ...
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Time: 20th century, 90s
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The Inbetweeners (2008)
Genre: Comedy
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Duration: 25 min.
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Style: sitcom, witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
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Duration: 30 min.
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Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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Duration: 30 min.
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Duration: 30 min.
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Time: 80s, 20th century
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The Secret Lives of Dorks (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
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Style: humorous, feel good, light, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
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Style: realistic, semi serious, witty, humorous
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: What About Joan? is an ABC sitcom that aired in 2001 for 2 seasons. It starred Joan Cusack as Joan Gallagher, a Chicago schoolteacher and the comedy of her day-to-day life. It co-starred Kyle Chandler. It was produced by James L. Brooks, Richard ...
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Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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Style: sitcom, semi serious, realistic, humorous
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The State (1993)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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Style: witty, humorous, offbeat, surreal, realistic ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: City Guys is a United States television sitcom that aired from September 1997 to December 2001 on NBC. It lasted five seasons, and ended its run around the time of the dissolution of TNBC.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, touching, sitcom
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Trippin' (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
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Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, light, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 90s
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 30 min.
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Style: semi serious, realistic, sincere, humorous
Audience: teens, teen drama
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Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
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25%
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Box Elder (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
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Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty, touching ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
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LateLine (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: LateLine is an American TV sitcom that ran on NBC from March 17, 1998, through March 16, 1999. Due to an abrupt cancellation, there were seven unaired episodes. Created by John Markus and Al Franken, LateLine depicted the behind-the-scenes ...
Style: sitcom, semi serious, cynical, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: journalism, workplace romance, satire, artists and showbiz, anchor, state affairs, rise to the top, celebrity culture, couples, media, disorder, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
What I Like About You (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Valerie Tyler is a 28-year-old organization freak who loves her 16-year-old sister Holly. Even if Holly is rambunctious. Spontaneous. Impulsive. Disconcerting. And definitely disorganized. Then Holly moves in with Val, and the sisters discover they ...
Style: sitcom, witty, humorous, semi serious, light ...
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