Movies and TV shows like Sanford and Son

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Sanford and Son
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: talky, clever, not serious, humorous, realistic, witty, sincere, biting, based on british tv series, topical humor
Plot: sitcom, reluctant partners, family business, parents and children, urban, family life, 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, black cast ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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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, society, friends, workplace, lifestyle and parents and children mostly in Comedy, Family and Drama genres. Some movies like Sanford and Son: Archie Bunker's Place (1979), Taxi (1978), The Jeffersons (1975), Good Times (1974), Maude (1972). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 45 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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Duration: 22 min.
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