Movies and TV shows like The Young Ones

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The Young Ones (1982)
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The Young Ones (1982)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 410 min.
Story: The Young Ones is a British sitcom, broadcast in Great Britain from 1982 to 1984 in two six-part series. Shown on BBC2, it featured anarchic, offbeat humour which helped bring alternative comedy to television in the 1980s and made household names of its writers and performers. In 1985, it was shown on MTV, one of the first non-music television shows on the fledgling channel.
Style: surreal, sitcom, humorous, offbeat, realistic, witty, not serious, alternative comedy
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: hippie, student, satire, college life, youth, suicidal, friends, misfit, student life, cult, lifestyle, buddies, social misfits, medical school, mad, twentysomething life, social relations, college, gang, violence, punk, university, anarchist, british, puppet ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, not serious and sitcom films and TV series with plots about british humour, friends, satire, lifestyle, buddies, friendship and workplace mostly in Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like The Young Ones: Bottom (1991), Filthy Rich & Catflap (1987), The New Statesman (1987), Glory Daze (2010), Black Books (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Bottom (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Bottom is a British anarchic sitcom that originally aired on BBC2 between 1991 and 1995. It was written by and starring comic duo Adrian Edmondson and Rik Mayall as Richie and Eddie, two flatmates who live on the dole in Hammersmith, London. The ...
Style: surreal, realistic, not serious, witty, humorous ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: unemployed, violence, alcohol, alcoholic, scam, virgin, misfit partners, buddies, partners, guest, friends, sexual activity ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: england, europe
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Filthy Rich & Catflap (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 204 min.
Story: BBC sitcom starring former The Young Ones stars Nigel Planer, Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson as its three title characters respectively. It was written by Ben Elton with additional material credited to Mayall. One series of six half-hour episodes ...
Style: surreal, sitcom, alternative comedy
Plot: showbiz, celebrity, satire, breaking the fourth wall, comedy team, british humour
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The New Statesman (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
Story: The New Statesman is a British sitcom of the late 1980s and early 1990s satirising the Conservative government of the time. It was written by Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran at the request of, and as a starring vehicle for, its principal actor, Rik ...
Style: surreal, sitcom, semi serious, realistic, clever ...
Plot: satire, politics, tv show, campaign, society, rivalry, legal action, media satire, workplace intrigue, suburban life, workplace situations, workplace ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: yorkshire, england, europe, northern england
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Glory Daze (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Story: Glory Daze is an American comedy-drama television series. The one-hour series revolves around a group of college freshmen who pledge a fraternity in 1986. The series aired from November 16, 2010, to January 18, 2011 on TBS. On February 24, 2011, ...
Style: realistic, humorous, not serious, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college, young adult, buddies, student life, college life, teenage life, young people, youth, friends, social relations, father son relationship, party ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: wisconsin, usa, indiana
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Black Books (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Black Books centres around the foul tempered and wildly eccentric bookshop owner Bernard Black. Bernard’s devotion to the twin pleasures of drunkenness and wilful antagonism deepens and enriches both his life and that of Manny, his assistant. ...
Style: sitcom, surreal, humorous, witty, offbeat ...
Plot: workplace situations, uptight character, workplace problem, best friends, store, friendship, odd couple, salesman, workplace, coworker, friends, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, europe, london
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45%
Gimme Gimme Gimme (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 29 min.
Story: Linda La Hughes (Kathy Burke) shares a flat with Tom Farrell (James Dreyfus). Linda is overweight, loudmouthed and not particularly attractive. She thinks she's gorgeous and irrestible, however. She's also sex mad and obsessed with men. ...
Style: sitcom, not serious, realistic, offbeat, humorous ...
Plot: actor, sex, odd couple, gender, best friends, lifestyle, physical appearance, promiscuity, agent, singleness, friends, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s, 1990s
Place: england, london, europe
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Absolutely Fabulous (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Set in the world of fashion and PR, immature fun-loving mother Edina Monsoon and her best friend Patsy drive Eddie's sensible daughter, Saffron, up the wall with their constant drug abuse and outrageous selfishness. Numerous in-jokes and heavy ...
Style: sitcom, not serious, biting, humorous, witty ...
Plot: satire, fashion, birthday, drugs/alcohol, social climbing, parents and children, family relations, comedian, gender, generation gap, profanity, strong female presence ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s, 1990s
Place: europe, england, london, new york
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38%
At Last the 1948 Show (1967)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: At Last the 1948 Show is a satirical TV show made by David Frost's company, Paradine Productions, in association with Rediffusion London. Transmitted on Britain's ITV network during 1967 and 1968, it brought Cambridge Footlights humour to ...
Style: witty, humorous, not serious, offbeat, surreal
Plot: satire, couple relations, friends, performer's life, artists and showbiz, love and romance, workplace, lifestyle, buddies, human nature, media, social relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
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38%
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Big Train (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Big Train is a surreal British television comedy sketch show created by Arthur Mathews and Graham Linehan, writers of the successful sitcom Father Ted. The first series was broadcast on BBC Two in 1998, while the second, in which Linehan was not ...
Style: surreal, realistic, offbeat, clever, humorous ...
Plot: comedian, silly humor, disorder, british, joke, parody, satire, social satire, actress playing multiple roles, absurd humor, surrealism, irreverence ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 90s, contemporary
Place: england, europe
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38%
The Catherine Tate Show (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The Catherine Tate Show is a British television sketch comedy written by Catherine Tate and Aschlin Ditta. Tate also stars in all but one of the show's sketches, which feature a wide range of characters. The Catherine Tate Show airs on BBC Two ...
Style: humorous, witty, not serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: lifestyle, comedian, youth, working class, social misfits, society, workplace, workplace situations, best friends, british humour, fast talker, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
British Men Behaving Badly (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Men Behaving Badly is a British sitcom that was created and written by Simon Nye. It follows the lives of Gary Strang and his flatmates, Dermot Povey and Tony Smart. It was first broadcast on ITV in 1992. A total of six series were made along with a ...
Style: sitcom, talky, humorous, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, lifestyle, loser, roommate, social awkwardness, misfit partners, slacker, singleness, friends, self involved, couple relations, irresponsible ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: england, europe
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37%
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Upstairs (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Joe, Matt, Sarah and Francine are four college students. The girls are roommates downstairs while the boys are roommates... Upstairs. This bunch could not be more different. You'll find out not only their choice of majors, but by their ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, realistic, sentimental, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, teens
Plot: opposites attract, student, roommate, friends, apartment, pilot, university, college, neighbor, disorder, love and romance, young people ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Monty Python’s Flying Circus is a British sketch comedy series created by the comedy group Monty Python and broadcast by the BBC from 1969 to 1974. The shows were composed of surreality, risqué or innuendo-laden humour, sight gags and ...
Style: surreal, biting, offbeat, witty, clever ...
Plot: satire, crossdressing, stupidity, monty python, cross dressing, mishap, disorder, goofy hero, mad, artists and showbiz, insanity, chaos ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: england, europe
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A Different World (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: A Different World is an American television sitcom which aired for six seasons on NBC. It is a spin-off series from The Cosby Show and originally centered on Denise Huxtable and the life of students at Hillman College, a fictional mixed but ...
Style: sitcom, semi serious, feel good, humorous, witty ...
Plot: college, golden years, love and romance, chef, lifestyle, society, college life, workplace, teenage love, feminism, buddies, friendship ...
Time: 80s, 90s
Place: usa
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34%
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Citizen Smith (1977)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Citizen Smith is a British television sitcom. The show was written by John Sullivan, who later wrote Only Fools and Horses. The pilot was transmitted on 12 April 1977 in the Comedy Special series of one-off plays, and the series proper ran from 3 ...
Style: sitcom, not serious, humorous, witty, realistic
Plot: rebelliousness, friendship, delusion, unemployment, buddies, urban, failed attempt, friends, rebellion, society, radical, marxism ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: london, england, europe
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Peep Show (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Peep Show is an award-winning British sitcom starring David Mitchell and Robert Webb. The television programme is written by Jesse Armstrong and Sam Bain, with additional material by Mitchell and Webb amongst others. It has been broadcast on Channel ...
Style: sitcom, not serious, witty, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: roommate, odd couple, slacker, everyday life, lifestyle, struggle, loser, buddies, misfit, neighbor, point of view, socially awkward ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Yes, Prime Minister (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: James Hacker MP the Government's bumbling minister for Administrative Affairs is propelled along the corridors of power to the very pinnacle of politics - No. 10. Could this have possibly have been managed by his trusted Permanent Private ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, witty, talky, cynical ...
Plot: satire, politics, government, prime minister, workplace, staff, head of state, state affairs, responsibility, secretary, dimwit, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Nathan Barley (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 26 min.
Story: Nathan Barley is a Channel 4 sitcom written by Charlie Brooker and Chris Morris, starring Nicholas Burns, Julian Barratt, Charlie Condou and Claire Keelan. The series of six weekly episodes began broadcasting on 11 February 2005 on Channel 4. ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, not serious, biting, realistic
Plot: media satire, goofy hero, lifestyle, parody, stupidity, disorder, journalist, media, satire, british humour, dimwit, staff ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: england, europe, london
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Ideal (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Ideal is a British dark comedy sit-com, originally broadcast on digital channel BBC Three, created by Graham Duff and produced by BBC Comedy North and Baby Cow Productions. It stars Johnny Vegas as small-time cannabis dealer Moz. It is set in ...
Style: humorous, dark humor, sitcom, not serious, surreal ...
Plot: drug dealing, stoners, petty criminal, crime, crimes, slacker, buddies, marijuana, dishonor among criminals, drug dealer, flat, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, northern england, manchester
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Community (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Follow the lives of a group of students at what is possibly the world’s worst community college in the fictional locale of Greendale, Colorado.
Style: not serious, witty, sitcom, humorous, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: student life, lifestyle change, friends, college life, hardcase students, social relations, odd, friendship, uptight character, immature, young people, middle aged ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa, colorado
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50%
Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 26 min.
Story: Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps is a British comedy television series sitcom that ran from 26 February 2001 to 24 May 2011 and starring Sheridan Smith, Will Mellor, Ralf Little, Natalie Casey, Kathryn Drysdale and Luke Gell. Created and ...
Style: sitcom, witty, humorous, not serious, realistic
Plot: up and down relationship, looking for love, battle of the sexes, lifestyle, couples, buddies, looking for sex, friends, couple relations, group of friends, sexual tension, sexual humor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, northern england
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Snuff Box (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Snuff Box is a BBC Three British dark comedy starring and written by Matt Berry and Rich Fulcher with additional material by Nick Gargano. It first aired on Monday 27 February 2006. Both actors use their real names for their main characters. Berry ...
Style: surreal, realistic, offbeat, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: execution, odd, dimwit, comedian, intelligence, upscale, silly humor, satire, immature, hotshot, friends, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
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31%
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Plebs (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Sitcom about three desperate young men from the suburbs who try to get laid, hold down jobs and climb the social ladder in the big city - which just happens to be ancient Rome.
Style: humorous, not serious, light, sitcom, absurd ...
Plot: ancient rome, friends, lifestyle, slacker, sexual humor, slave, youth, british humour, love and romance, job, dialogue, buddies ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
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31%
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I'm Alan Partridge (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 29 min.
Story: I'm Alan Partridge is a BBC situation comedy starring Steve Coogan, of which two series of six episodes each were produced — the first in 1997 and the second in 2002. The series followed the titular Alan Partridge, a failed television ...
Style: sitcom, talky, witty, cynical, clever ...
Plot: radio, satire, desire for fame, hapless, down on your luck, friends, celebrity culture, humiliation, friendship, goofy hero, odd, self involved ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 90s
Place: england, europe
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30%
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Getting On (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Darkly comic series about life on a hospital ward and a nursing team who have to get on with the job despite challenges thrown up by the modern NHS.
Style: sitcom, not serious, realistic, offbeat, witty ...
Plot: hospital, satire, elderly, nurse, politically correct, workplace situations, power relations, friendship, friends, doctors and patients, retirement home, aging ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
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30%
A Bit of Fry and Laurie (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: A Bit of Fry & Laurie is a British sketch comedy television series written by and starring former Cambridge Footlights members Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie, broadcast on both BBC1 and BBC2 between 1989 and 1995. It ran for four series and ...
Style: clever, witty, humorous, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: comedian, musician, artists and showbiz, yuppie, media, silly humor, satire, social satire, actor playing himself, musical number, monologue, absurdism ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: england, europe
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30%
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Roommates (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Story: Roommates is an American television sitcom developed by ABC Family and Acme Productions that premiered on March 23, 2009. On April 29, 2009, it was announced that Roommates would not return for a second season.
Style: sitcom, realistic, witty, humorous, sentimental ...
Plot: roommate, job seeking, wooing, campus, lifestyle, society, youth, college, love and romance, college life, social relations, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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30%
A Very Peculiar Practice (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: A young and idealistic Doctor Stephen Daker arrives at Lowlands University to work at the Health Centre, but has to cope with an eccentric set of colleagues.
Style: surreal, witty, cynical, touching, semi serious ...
Plot: satire, university, polish, doctors and patients, power relations, teachers and students, social misfits, nun, misfit, society, medical school, health ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, england
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Threesome (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Alice lives with her boyfriend Mitch and their gay best friend Richie. Together they form three points of an unlikely triangle, living, laughing and larging it together. After one particularly big night out, they end up having an unplanned threesome ...
Style: sitcom, not serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: roommate, child birth, boyfriend, best friends, lifestyle, responsibility, young people, babies and infants, homosexual, party, friendship, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england
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29%
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Undeclared (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: College freshman Steve Karp, his girlfriend and their fellow dorm-mates embark on one the greatest experiences of their lives...unfortunately for Steve, his lonely and recently divorced father is tagging along for the ride.
Style: humorous, not serious, sitcom, entertaining, light ...
Plot: college, sexual relations, looking for sex, coming of age, university, adolescence vs adulthood, roommate, student life, college life, best friends, youth, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, 70s, 2000s
Place: california
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