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.
TV show
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: sitcom, surreal, humorous, realistic, witty, not serious, offbeat, mad, alternative comedy
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: hippie, satire, college life, youth, suicidal, friends, misfit, student life, cult, lifestyle, buddies, social misfits, medical school, twentysomething life, social relations, student, college, gang, violence, punk, university, anarchist, british, puppet, political satire ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: london, england, europe

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Most similar movies to The Young Ones

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, disorder and workplace mostly in Comedy and Action genres. Some movies like The Young Ones: The Catherine Tate Show (2004), Bottom (1991), Spaced (1999), Black Books (2000), The New Statesman (1987). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Catherine Tate Show (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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, not serious, witty, realistic, cynical ...
Plot: comedian, lifestyle, working class, youth, workplace situations, workplace, best friends, social misfits, society, farce, teenage life, human nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england
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Bottom (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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, sitcom, not serious, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: unemployed, alcoholic, farce, fight, bachelor, boredom, scam, sexual humor, virgin, social misfits, friends, nothing goes right ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, britain, london
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Spaced (1999)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Spaced: the anti-Friends, in that it examines the lives of common 20 somethings, but in a way that is more down to earth and realistic. Here we have Daisy and Tim; two 'young' adults with big dreams just trying to get by in this crazy ...
Style: sitcom, surreal, talky, realistic, not serious ...
Plot: roommate, artist, deception, dog, slacker, platonic, friendship, writers, silly humor, unfulfillment, buddies, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 90s, contemporary, 2000s
Place: europe, london, england
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Black Books (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
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: surreal, humorous, witty, sitcom, not serious ...
Plot: bookstore, weirdo, workplace, best friends, irish, friends, farce, misfit, workplace problem, salesman, uptight character, workplace situations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 2000s
Place: england, london, europe
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The New Statesman (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 70 min.
TV show
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, humorous ...
Plot: satire, politics, greed, campaign, workplace romance, workplace situations, suburbs, media satire, tv show, workplace intrigue, suburban life, media ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century
Place: yorkshire, europe, england, northern england, london
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Father Ted (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: A crazy comedy about three rather strange parish priests exiled to Craggy Island, a remote island off the Irish west coast.
Style: surreal, semi serious, not serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: priest, island, clergy, bishop, friendship, catholic church, family relations, against the odds, contests and competitions, love and romance, workplace, conservative ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: ireland, europe
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Gimme Gimme Gimme (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 34 min.
TV show
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, humorous, witty, realistic, not serious ...
Plot: actor, sexual humor, ambiguity, promiscuity, couples, friends, physical appearance, unemployment, agent, singleness, gender, odd couple ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: europe, england, london
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British Men Behaving Badly (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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, not serious, talky, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: lifestyle, friendship, loser, couple relations, singleness, slacker, irresponsible, misfit partners, roommate, self involved, social awkwardness, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe, united kingdom, london
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Absolutely Fabulous (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
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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, suspense, biting, humorous, witty ...
Plot: middle aged, satire, fashion, birthday, career woman, strong female presence, drinking problem, model, journal, social climbing, parenthood, homosexual ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2010s, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, london, europe, new york, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Young Drunk Punk (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
TV show
Story: Ian McKay and his best friend Shinky are two young punks searching for their great destinies in the back alleys of Calgary Alberta, circa 1980. Together, these friends will face down cowboys and oilmen, hockey goons and movie snobs, odd-jobbers and ...
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, sitcom, semi autobiographical ...
Plot: adolescence vs adulthood, rebellion, parents and children, eccentric family, family life, rebelliousness, family relations, friends, misfit, buddies, social misfits, society ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
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A Different World (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, realistic, semi serious, feel good, witty ...
Plot: college, society, workplace, love and romance, best friends, buddies, lifestyle, youth, golden years, thirtysomething life, friends, chef ...
Time: 80s, 90s
Place: usa
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Citizen Smith (1977)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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, witty, not serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: rebelliousness, radical, buddies, rebellion, friends, failed attempt, society, delusion, friendship, unemployment, unemployed, marxism ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: london, england, europe
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At Last the 1948 Show (1967)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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 ...
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Plot: satire, workplace situations, couple relations, human nature, media satire, friends, social relations, workplace, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, love and romance, media ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1948, 1940s
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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Style: sitcom, semi serious, sentimental, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: materialism, battle of the sexes, lifestyle, youth, buddies, love and romance, clubbing, friends, couples, musician's life, artists and showbiz, workplace ...
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Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
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Style: surreal, realistic, not serious, witty, clever ...
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Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
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Story: Classic comedy set in fading department store Grace Brothers.
Style: sitcom, realistic, not serious, talky, witty ...
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Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 26 min.
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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, parody, not serious, suspense ...
Plot: media satire, lifestyle, goofy hero, stupidity, disorder, journalist, media, satire, designer, staff, gadget, dimwit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: london, europe, england
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Desmond's (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Desmond's was a British television situation comedy broadcast by Channel 4 from 1989 to 1994. With 71 episodes, Desmond's became Channel 4's longest-running sitcom. The first series was shot in 1988, with the first episode broadcast ...
Style: sitcom, touching, realistic, humorous, semi serious
Plot: working class, barbershop, society, social relations, family relations, friends, family business, couples, couple relations, social differences, immigrants, beauty salon ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
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Roommates (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
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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, not serious, realistic, witty, humorous ...
Plot: roommate, love and romance, society, lifestyle, youth, college life, college, student life, farce, job seeking, campus, wooing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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Dorm Life (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
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Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, entertaining, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college, slacker, friends, college life, social relations, disorder, campus, lifestyle, youth, buddies, student life, dormitory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Mongrels (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Mongrels, formerly known under the working titles of We Are Mongrels and The Un-Natural World, is a British puppet-based situation comedy series first broadcast on BBC Three between 22 June and 10 August 2010, with a making-of documentary entitled ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, witty, stylized, not serious ...
Plot: puppet, vulgarity, swearing, cat, buddies, friends, bird, disorder, dog, naivete, battle of the sexes, animal life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: england, london, europe, usa
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Snuff Box (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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, humorous, semi serious, light, feel good ...
Plot: friends, social relations, silly humor, comedian, dimwit, intelligence, satire, execution, womanizer, absurdism, executioner, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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House of Fools (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
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Story: Surreal sitcom with Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer. A series of anarchic affairs featuring the uninvited lodgers and guests that cause chaos and disruption in their home.
Style: sitcom, surreal, not serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: nothing goes right, disorder, guest, uninvited guest, domestic disturbance, silly humor, british humour, indoor, bug
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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A Bit of Fry and Laurie (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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: witty, clever, not serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: musician, comedian, yuppie, media, artists and showbiz, silly humor, satire, absurdism, british, social satire, joke, monologue ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe
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42%
Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 26 min.
TV show
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, not serious, humorous, witty, realistic
Plot: up and down relationship, lifestyle, battle of the sexes, looking for love, friends, couples, buddies, looking for sex, couple relations, group of friends, sexual tension, sexual humor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, northern england
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42%
Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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, not serious, suspense, humorous ...
Plot: satire, insanity, stupidity, weirdo, monty python, cross dressing, rock, media satire, accountant, fish out of water, cult, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
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Plebs (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
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: not serious, humorous, light, sitcom, absurd ...
Plot: slacker, ancient rome, friends, lifestyle, ancient history, sexual humor, slave, youth, job, love and romance, silly humor, buddies ...
Time: 1st century
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I'm Alan Partridge (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 29 min.
TV show
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, cynical, talky, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: radio, satire, disorder, unsuccessful, comeback, friends, hapless, wannabe, humiliation, fan, career, layoff ...
Time: 20th century, contemporary, 21st century, 90s
Place: europe, england
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Porterhouse Blue (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 200 min.
TV show
Story: In late-'80s Britain, Porterhouse College Cambridge is an anachronism, its students uniformly male and (in the vast number of cases) privately educated. When the incumbent Master dies (from a stroke brought on by overeating) the government ...
Style: cynical, thought provoking, biting, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: college, satire, teachers and students, school, student life, college life, power relations, reform, youth, hopes, state affairs, older woman younger man relationship
Time: 80s
Place: europe, england
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Lovesick (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: After finding out he has an STI, Dylan must get back in touch with every girl he has ever had sex with to let them know the bad news.
Style: sitcom, humorous, not serious, light, entertaining ...
Plot: friendship, buddies, down on your luck, sexually transmitted disease, disorder, friends in love, farce, humour, male female relationship, couple relations, sexual relations, illness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: england, glasgow scotland
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