Movies and TV shows like Sanford and Son

If you like "Sanford and Son" you are looking for clever, not serious and talky movies or TV shows about / with sitcom, family business, reluctant partners, parents and children, family life, urban and partners themes of Comedy genre shot in USA.
Find your next favorite and similar movies in two steps: 1. Identify all themes of interest from this film (block below). 2. Look for them in the presented list.
Sanford and Son (1972)
 7.9
 7K
Sanford and Son (1972)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Sanford and Son is an American sitcom, based on the BBC's Steptoe and Son, that ran on the NBC television network from January 14, 1972, to March 25, 1977. Known for its edgy racial humor, running gags and catch phrases, the series was adapted by Norman Lear and considered NBC's answer to Archie Bunker. Sanford and Son has long been hailed as the precursor to many other African American sitcoms. It was a ratings hit throughout its six season run. While the role of Fred G. Sanford was known for his bigotry and being cantankerous, the role of Lamont Sanford was usually a peacemaker and more conscientious. At times, both would involve themselves in schemes. Other colorful/unconventional characters were Aunt Esther, Grady Wilson, Bubba Bexley and Rollo Lawson. In 2007, Time magazine included the show on their list of the "100 Best TV Shows of All Time".
Style: clever, not serious, talky, humorous, realistic, witty, sincere, biting, topical humor, based on british tv series
Plot: sitcom, family business, reluctant partners, parents and children, family life, urban, partners, society, family relations, odd couple, single parent, friendship, working class, workplace situations, city life, misfit, social relations, workplace, dealer, exploit, up and down relationship, living with parents, generation gap, lifestyle, ghetto ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa

Most similar movies to Sanford and Son

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, not serious and witty films and TV series with plots about sitcom, family relations, parents and children, friends, family life, society and workplace mostly in Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like Sanford and Son: Sanford (1980), Archie Bunker's Place (1979), What's Happening!! (1976), The Jeffersons (1975), Taxi (1978). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Steptoe and Son (1962)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Steptoe and Son is a British sitcom written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson about a father and son played by Wilfred Brambell and Harry H. Corbett who deal in selling used items. They live on Oil Drum Lane, a fictional street in Shepherd's Bush, ...
Style: clever, semi serious, realistic, witty, humorous ...
Plot: sitcom, working class, reluctant partners, parents and children, business, son, father, family business, urban, family life, partners, society ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.2
 196
Sanford (1980)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Sanford is an American situation comedy, which was the revival of the 1972–1977 sitcom Sanford and Son.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: junkyard, family business, odd couple, store, sitcom, dating, reluctant partners, workplace situations, partners, friends, short lived, television flop ...
Time: 70s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Archie Bunker's Place (1979)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Archie Bunker's Place is an American sitcom originally broadcast on the CBS network, conceived in 1979 as a spin-off and continuation of All in the Family. While not as popular as its predecessor, the show maintained a large enough audience to ...
Style: not serious, clever, humorous, realistic, witty
Audience: family outing
Plot: sitcom, bar, friendship, family life, working class, workplace situations, society, workplace, family relations, friends, misfit partners, eccentric family ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
What's Happening!! (1976)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: What's Happening!! is an American television sitcom that aired on ABC from August 5, 1976 to April 28, 1979. The show premiered as a summer series. With good ratings and reviews, and after the failure of several other shows on the network, ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, feel good
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: sitcom, coming of age, buddies, teenage life, male friendship, working class, partners, youth, family relations, friends, disorder, single parent ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Movie in collections
realistic movies
26697
70s movies
70s
2632
usa movies
usa
11348
witty movies
4130
The Jeffersons (1975)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The Jeffersons is an American sitcom that was broadcast on CBS from January 18, 1975, through July 2, 1985, lasting 11 seasons and a total of 253 episodes. The show was produced by the T.A.T. Communications Company from 1975–1982 and by Embassy ...
Style: not serious, humorous, witty, realistic, offbeat
Plot: sitcom, maid, couple relations, interracial relations, family life, urban, society, family relations, city life, couples, designer, temperamental ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.7
 10K
Taxi (1978)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Louie De Palma is a cantankerous, acerbic taxi dispatcher in New York City. He tries to maintain order over a collection of varied and strange characters who drive for him. As he bullies and insults them from the safety of his “cage,” they form ...
Style: talky, humorous, not serious, realistic, witty ...
Plot: sitcom, taxi driver, workplace, mechanic, workplace situations, urban, city life, immigrants, obnoxious boss, boss and employee, friendship, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Jamie Foxx Show (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The Jamie Foxx Show is an American television sitcom that aired on the WB Network from August 28, 1996 to January 14, 2001. The series stars Jamie Foxx, Garcelle Beauvais, Christopher B. Duncan, Ellia English, and Garrett Morris.
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: sitcom, hotel, family business, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, hollywood, aspiring actor, workplace, performer's life, wooing, workplace romance, workplace situations ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Ned and Stacey (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: A self-centered ad exec and a liberal journalist enter into a marriage of convenience. He's trying to boost his business image; she likes his apartment.
Style: talky, not serious, witty, clever, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: sitcom, odd couple, ego clash, marriage of convenience, couple relations, couples, disorder, writer's life, siblings relations, lifestyle, love and romance, partners ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Movie in collections
The Tracy Morgan Show (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The Tracy Morgan Show is an American sitcom that aired from December 2, 2003 to March 20, 2004 on NBC. The series stars Tracy Morgan and Tamala Jones. The show was canceled in its first season after 18 episodes.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic
Plot: sitcom, family life, working class, family relations, parents and children, workplace situations, workplace, auto repair, stand up comedian, african american, car
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.9
 3K
Alice (1976)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Alice is an American sitcom television series that ran from August 31, 1976 to March 19, 1985 on CBS. The series is based on the 1974 film Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore. The show stars Linda Lavin in the title role, a widow who moves with her ...
Style: talky, humorous, semi serious, witty, realistic
Plot: sitcom, single mother, workplace, single parent, workplace situations, restaurant, family relations, friends, best friends, starting over, friendship, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: arizona, usa, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.1
 16K
Black-ish (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: A family man struggles to gain a sense of cultural identity while raising his kids in a predominantly white, upper-middle-class neighborhood.
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, funny, realistic
Plot: sitcom, black family, parents and children, society, social differences, racial issues, african american, teenage boy, married couple, father son relationship, family, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.3
 5K
Good Times (1974)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Good Times is an American sitcom that originally aired from February 8, 1974, until August 1, 1979, on the CBS television network. It was created by Eric Monte and Mike Evans, and developed by Norman Lear, the series' primary executive ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, sentimental, realistic
Plot: sitcom, black family, painting, underdog, young lovers, suburbs, follow your dream, urban, friendship, interracial relations, parents and children, social differences ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: florida, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The John Larroquette Show (1993)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The John Larroquette Show is an American television sitcom that ran on NBC from September 2, 1993 until October 30, 1996. Created by Don Reo, the show was a vehicle for John Larroquette following his run as Dan Fielding on Night Court. The series ...
Style: semi serious, dark humor, clever, humorous, talky ...
Plot: sitcom, recovering alcoholic, workplace situations, workplace, social misfits, friendship, misfit, society, friends, policewoman, workplace humor
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: missouri, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.9
 3K
Cybill (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Cybill is an American television sitcom created by Chuck Lorre, which aired on CBS from January 2, 1995, to July 13, 1998. Starring, Cybill Shepherd, the show revolves around the life of Cybill Sheridan, a twice-divorced single mother of two and ...
Style: not serious, humorous, witty, realistic
Plot: sitcom, friendship, family life, actor's life, single mother, aspiring actor, parents and children, family relations, best friends, feminism, artists and showbiz, gender ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Odd Couple (1970)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The Odd Couple is a television situation comedy broadcast from September 24, 1970 to March 7, 1975 on ABC. It stars Tony Randall as Felix Unger and Jack Klugman as Oscar Madison, and was the first of several developed by Garry Marshall for Paramount ...
Style: not serious, humorous, witty, realistic, feel good
Plot: odd couple, sitcom, friends who hate each other, screwball, buddies, urban, cult, unlikely partners, friendship, partners, friends, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.2
 3K
Maude (1972)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Maude is an American television sitcom that was originally broadcast on the CBS network from September 12, 1972 until April 22, 1978. Maude stars Bea Arthur as Maude Findlay, an outspoken, middle-aged, politically liberal woman living in suburban ...
Style: clever, semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty ...
Plot: sitcom, feminism, female protagonist, liberal, couple relations, social issues, suburbs, suburban life, society, couples, best friends, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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, korean war veteran, military, americana, workplace situations, partners, workplace, couples, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1950s
Place: missouri, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.5
 598
Family Tools (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Family Tools is an American sitcom that ran on ABC from May 1 to July 10, 2013, and aired on Wednesdays at 8:30 pm ET. The series, created by Bobby Bowman, is produced by Mark Gordon, ABC Studios and ITV Studios America. It is based on the British ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic
Plot: family business, family life, sitcom, hardware store, family relations, store, nothing goes right, parents and children, working class, workplace situations, society, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Movie in collections
 7.0
 2K
The Parkers (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 20 min.
Story: The Parkers is an American sitcom that aired on UPN from August 30, 1999, to May 10, 2004. A spin-off of UPN's Moesha, The Parkers features the mother-daughter team of Nikki and Kim Parker. The Parkers' signature "Heeyyy" ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, touching
Plot: sitcom, college, friendship, parents and children, black family, parent child relationship, college life, student life, love and romance, couples, family relations, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: california, usa, campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Everybody Hates Chris (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Everybody Hates Chris is an American television narrative sitcom that depicts the troubled teenage experiences of comedian Chris Rock while growing up in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York City. The show is set between 1982 and 1987, but Rock ...
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, not serious, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: misfit, teenage life, sitcom, black family, high school, working class, bully, parents and children, eccentric family, shyness, teenager, family life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 4.7
 447
Saint George (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Saint George is an American television pilot that is in development for FX. The show was created by George Lopez, sitcom veteran Matt Williams and David McFadzean. It will be the comedian's first starring role in a sitcom since his ABC show, ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: sitcom, family life, family relations, parents and children, social differences, culture clash, society, uncle nephew relationship, mexican american, ex husband ex wife relationship, cousin cousin relationship, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The George Carlin Show (1994)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The George Carlin Show is an American sitcom that aired on the Fox network from January 1994 to July 1995. It was created jointly by veteran TV producer Sam Simon and the show's namesake, comedian George Carlin.
Style: semi serious, humorous, clever, realistic, talky ...
Plot: sitcom, taxi, buddies, city life, urban, bar, society, state affairs, workplace, friends, lifestyle, television flop ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.8
 9K
George Lopez (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: George Lopez is an American sitcom starring comedian George Lopez. The show originally aired on ABC from March 27, 2002, to May 8, 2007.
Style: not serious, humorous, witty, realistic
Plot: sitcom, mexican american, factory, factory worker, parents and children, family life, actor, family, suburban life, working class, workplace situations, suburbs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Movie in collections
$#*! My Dad Says (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: $#*! My Dad Says is an American television sitcom produced by Warner Bros. Television that aired on CBS. It was based on the Twitter feed Shit My Dad Says, created by Justin Halpern and consisting of quotations from his father, Sam. The show ...
Style: humorous, talky, not serious, realistic
Plot: sitcom, living with parents, parents and children, eccentric family, family life, family relations, golden years, writer's life, twentysomething life, artists and showbiz, elderly, overbearing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.8
 2K
Rhoda (1974)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Rhoda is an American television sitcom, starring Valerie Harper, which aired 109 episodes over five seasons, from 1974 to 1978. The show was a spin-off of The Mary Tyler Moore Show, in which Harper between the years 1970 and 1974 had played the role ...
Style: not serious, feel good, humorous, realistic, witty ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sitcom, jewish, couple relations, parents and children, dating, city life, urban, thirtysomething life, family relations, siblings relations, singleness, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 3.2
 123
Pauly (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Pauly, a.k.a. The Pauly Shore Show, was a comedy television series on FOX in 1997, starring Pauly Shore. It was cancelled after five episodes, leaving two episodes unaired.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: sitcom, parents and children, disorder, couple relations, family life, life turned upside down, thirtysomething life, lifestyle, couples, family relations, parent getting married, uninvited guest ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Till Death Us Do Part (1965)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 20 min.
Story: Till Death Us Do Part is a ground-breaking British sitcom that aired on BBC1 from 1965 to 1975. First airing as a Comedy Playhouse pilot, the show aired in seven series until 1975. Six years later, ITV continued the sitcom, calling it Till Death.... ...
Style: not serious, talky, humorous, witty, realistic ...
Plot: sitcom, working class, racism, conservative, parents and children, unemployed, family argument, pub, wife, husband, baby, family ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.1
 243
Barbershop (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Calvin Palmer is the owner of a barbershop on the Southside of Chicago. Reluctantly inheriting the neighborhood establishment and popular hangout from his father, he juggles his responsibilities to his clients, his family, and his community as a ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, touching
Plot: sitcom, barbershop, drugs/alcohol, family business, workplace situations, hairdresser, workplace, friends, urban, social relations, buddies, immigrants ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: humorous, semi serious, sexual, realistic, touching
Plot: sitcom, single mother, best friends, suburbs, single parent, feminism, parents and children, siblings relations, singleness, adolescence vs adulthood, family business, family life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.5
 2K
Cosby (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Cosby is an American situation comedy television series broadcast on CBS from September 16, 1996 to April 28, 2000, loosely based on the British sitcom One Foot in the Grave. The program stars Bill Cosby and Phylicia Rashād, who previously worked ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, witty, realistic, based on british tv series
Audience: family outing
Plot: sitcom, elderly, aging, couple relations, black family, retirement, family, family life, unemployment, couples, family relations, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%