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The Critic (1994)
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The Critic (1994)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 522 min.
TV show
Story: The Critic is an American prime time animated series revolving around the life of New York film critic Jay Sherman, voiced by actor Jon Lovitz. It was created by writing partners Al Jean and Mike Reiss, who had previously worked as writers and showrunners on The Simpsons. The Critic had 23 episodes produced, first broadcast on ABC in 1994, and finishing its original run on Fox in 1995. Episodes featured movie parodies with notable examples including a musical version of Apocalypse Now, Howard Stern's End, Honey, I Ate the Kids, The Cockroach King, Abe Lincoln: Pet Detective, Scent of a Jackass and Scent of a Wolfman. The show often referenced popular movies such as Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory and The Godfather, and routinely lampooned actor Marlon Brando and actor/director Orson Welles. They also spoofed Dudley Moore, usually as his character Arthur Bach from the 1981 film Arthur. Despite the ratings improving, The Critic was cancelled after only two seasons. It continued to air through reruns on Comedy Central and then on Locomotion. From 2000 to 2001, ten web episodes were later produced using Adobe Shockwave, and were broadcast on AtomFilms.com and Shockwave.com. In 2004, the DVD box set was released, which includes all 23 TV episodes and the web episodes.
Style: clever, humorous, realistic, witty, not serious, parody, absurd, adult animation
Plot: satire, misfit, family relations, showbiz, loser, single parent, mogul, culture clash, disorder, silly humor, tv show, physical appearance, eccentric family, obnoxious boss, boss and employee, media satire, workplace situations, jewish, rich, internet, bipolar disorder, celebrity, hollywood, strong man, theater ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, not serious, offbeat and realistic films and TV series with plots about family relations, disorder, satire, parents and children, surrealism, friendship and friends mostly in Animation, Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like The Critic: The Life & Times of Tim (2008), Dilbert (1999), Neighbors from Hell (2010), Code Monkeys (2007), Napoleon Dynamite (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Life & Times of Tim (2008)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 900 min.
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Story: The Life & Times of Tim is an HBO comedy animated television series, which premiered on September 28, 2008. The series was created by Steve Dildarian, and is about a hapless man in his mid-20's named Tim who lives in New York City with his ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, sitcom, captivating ...
Plot: workplace, boss, promotion, couples, nothing goes right, humiliation, coworker, mishap, boyfriend, career, disorder, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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Dilbert (1999)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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Story: Dilbert is an animated television series adaptation of the comic strip of the same name, produced by Adelaide Productions, Idbox, and United Media and distributed by Columbia TriStar Television. The first episode was broadcast on January 25, 1999, ...
Style: sitcom, realistic, not serious, humorous, witty ...
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Time: 90s, 20th century
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Neighbors from Hell (2010)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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Story: Neighbors from Hell was a satirical American animated sitcom that ran on TBS from June 7, 2010 to July 26, 2010. The executive producer of the series is Pam Brady. The first and only season consisted of 10 episodes. The series is owned by 20th ...
Style: not serious, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: social relations, couple relations, eccentric family, family relations, family life, couples, parents and children, fish out of water, suburban life, misfit, suburbs, siblings relations ...
Place: usa
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Code Monkeys (2007)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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Story: Code Monkeys is an American animated television program by Adam de la Peña. Set in the early 1980s, it follows the adventures of fictional video game company GameaVision. The show first aired on July 11, 2007. Two seasons have aired on G4 and G4 ...
Style: not serious, humorous, witty, clever, realistic ...
Plot: computer system, workplace situations, creator, programmer, friendship, boss and employee, hi-tech, new job, buddies, disorder, computer genius, partners ...
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Place: usa, texas
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Napoleon Dynamite (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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Story: Napoleon Dynamite is an American animated sitcom based on the 2004 cult film of the same name. The series was created by Jared and Jerusha Hess and developed by the Hesses and Mike Scully. The series follows the adventures of Napoleon Dynamite in ...
Style: not serious, realistic, humorous, light, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: social awkwardness, family relations, friendship, teenage life, delusion, disorder, youth, misfit, goofy hero, high school, eccentric family, social relations ...
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Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 12 min.
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Story: Mad is an American animated sketch comedy series created by Kevin Shinick and produced by Warner Bros. Animation. Based upon the magazine of the same name, each episode is a collection of short animated parodies of television shows, movies, games, ...
Style: parody, humorous, satirical, captivating, light ...
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Bob and Margaret (1993)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: UK, Canada, USA, Philippines
Duration: 30 min.
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Story: Bob and Margaret is a Canadian/UK animated television series that was also shown in the United States and all over the world. The series was produced by Nelvana, a Toronto animation studio, and created by Canadian David Fine and Brit Alison Snowden. ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, talky, witty, clever ...
Plot: dentist, culture clash, unfulfillment, society, couples, dull life, family relations, satire, family life, midlife crisis, couple relations, middle class ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 90s, 21st century
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F is for Family (2015)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, France, Canada
Duration: 30 min.
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Story: The story of the Murphy's, a lower middle class family living in the 1970s — a time when you could smack your kid, smoke inside, and bring a gun to the airport. “F Is For Family”, is a six-episode animated series based on the comedy of ...
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, satirical, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 70s, 20th century
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Moral Orel (2005)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama
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Duration: 11 min.
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Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
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Style: cynical, humorous, parody, witty, adult animation ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dark humor, family relations, social satire, small town, parents and children, eccentric family, satire, adolescence, goofy hero, dog, talking animals, absurdism ...
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TripTank (2014)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: USA
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Story: TripTank is Comedy Central’s newest animated experience, executive produced by ShadowMachine’s Alex Bulkley and Corey Campodonico. The weekly, eight-episode half-hour series, showcases a wide range of fast-paced, hard-hitting animated comedy ...
Style: humorous, not serious, unusual plot structure, entertaining, satirical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: silly humor, satire, disorder, dark humor, adult humor, absurd humor, multiple storylines, adventure, bad taste humour, surrealism, computer animation
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Crash Canyon (2011)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 22 min.
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Story: Crash Canyon is a Canadian animated series. It tells the story of the community living at the bottom of a canyon. The Wendell family is looking for an original holiday by caravan but their trip ends sooner than expected at the bottom of a canyon in ...
Style: not serious, humorous, witty, captivating, cynical ...
Audience: teens
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Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
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Beavis and Butt-Head (1993)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 15 min.
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Story: Beavis and Butt-head are high school students whose lifestyles revolve around TV, junk food (usually nachos), shopping malls, heavy metal music, and trying to "score with chicks". Each show contains short cartoons centering on the duo who ...
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Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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Story: Home Movies is an American animated television sitcom that was originally broadcast from April 26, 1999 to April 4, 2004. Brendon Small is the creator, head writer and lead musician of Home Movies. Jon Benjamin, Melissa Bardin Galsky and Janine ...
Style: not serious, witty, humorous, adult animation, offbeat
Audience: teens
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Time: 2000s, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: usa
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Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist (1995)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist is an American animated series that originally ran on Comedy Central from May 28, 1995 to December 24, 1999—with a final set of three shelved episodes airing in 2002—starring Jonathan Katz, Jon Benjamin, and ...
Style: cynical, not serious, realistic, humorous, witty ...
Plot: psychiatrist, therapy, doctors and patients, parents and children, psychotherapist, therapist, patient, slacker, family relations, power relations, artists and showbiz, workplace ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa
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The Wrong Coast (2004)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: A show that displays parodies of different movies. But the fun is also in the studio.
Style: parody, adult animation, not serious, humorous, sitcom ...
Plot: lifestyle, workplace, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, love and romance, actor's life, showbiz, media satire, media, hollywood, tv show, television ...
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Brickleberry (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
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Story: Brickleberry National Park is facing closure, but not if the park’s dysfunctional park rangers can help it! “Brickleberry,” an animated half-hour series, follows the crazy bunch of park rangers as they do their worst to keep the park running. ...
Style: not serious, humorous, absurd, entertaining, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dark humor, park ranger, workplace situations, workplace, talking animals, sexual tension, friendship, satire, lesbian, escapades, disorder, supportive coworker ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Cleveland Show (2009)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: The Cleveland Show is an American adult animated sitcom created by Seth MacFarlane, Mike Henry, and Richard Appel for the Fox Broadcasting Company as a spin-off of Family Guy. The series centers on the Browns and Tubbs, two dysfunctional families ...
Style: humorous, not serious, witty, adult animation, surreal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: black american, blended family, parents and children, family life, family relations, starting over, ethnic humor, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, family man, black family, wannabe ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: virginia, usa
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Bob's Burgers (2011)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Bob's Burgers follows a third-generation restaurateur, Bob, as he runs Bob's Burgers with the help of his wife and their three kids. Bob and his quirky family have big ideas about burgers, but fall short on service and sophistication. ...
Style: witty, not serious, sitcom, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, new jersey
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Odd Job Jack (2003)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Odd Job Jack was a Canadian animated comedy television show featuring Don McKellar, about one man's misadventures in temporary employment. Seen on and produced for the The Comedy Network, a cable specialty channel, and shown on Adult Swim in ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, adult animation, parody ...
Plot: workplace, employment, misfit, friends, relationship vs career, workplace situations, contests and competitions, couples, workplace intrigue, down on your luck, boss and employee, college graduate ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Clerks (2000)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Clerks is an American animated sitcom based on Kevin Smith's 1994 comedy of the same name. It was developed for television by Smith, Smith's producing partner Scott Mosier and former Seinfeld writer David Mandel with character designs by ...
Style: not serious, humorous, talky, realistic, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, satire, disorder, everyday life, master villain, save the day, buddies, escapades, workplace situations, millionaire, slacker, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Drawn Together (2004)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Drawn Together is an American adult animated sitcom, which ran on Comedy Central from October 27, 2004 to November 14, 2007. The series was created by Dave Jeser and Matt Silverstein, and uses a sitcom format with a TV reality show setting. Like ...
Style: parody, not serious, surreal, humorous, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friends, satire, misfit, buddies, nothing goes right, sexual activity, superhero, party, princess, misfit partners, absurd humor, sexual humor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Bordertown (2016)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 21 min.
TV show
Story: The comedy, which takes place in a fictitious desert town near the U.S.-Mexico border, centers on the intertwining daily lives of neighbors Bud Buckwald and Ernesto Gonzales. Bud, a married father of three, is a Border Patrol agent who feels ...
Style: humorous, not serious, sitcom, adult animation, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: family life, society, parents and children, couples, couple relations, silly humor, immigrants, dysfunctional family, u.s. mexico border, social satire, cultural difference, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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South Park (1997)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Follows the misadventures of four irreverent grade-schoolers in the quiet, dysfunctional town of South Park, Colorado.
Style: parody, cynical, witty, humorous, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: satire, elementary school, adult humor, death, gay slur, social satire, mischievous children, small town, teacher, vicious, friends, buddies ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, 2000s, 20th century, 2010s
Place: colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Mission Hill (1999)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Mission Hill is an American animated television series that ran on The WB from September 24, 1999, to July 16, 2000, and on Adult Swim from July 14 to August 11, 2002. Although 18 episodes were planned, only 13 episodes were produced. The show was ...
Style: adult animation, semi serious, realistic, humorous, offbeat
Plot: roommate, slacker, homosexual, city life, adolescence vs adulthood, twentysomething life, celebrity culture, looking for love, siblings relations, friends, french, bohemian life ...
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Hetalia (2009)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 5 min.
TV show
Story: An anime in which personified countries show history in a humorous fashion.
Style: humorous, not serious, witty, feel good, clever ...
Plot: allies, state affairs, culture clash, society, international relations, political satire, friendship, world war one, soldier, loser, politics, nazism ...
Time: 20th century
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King of the Hill (1997)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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Story: Set in Texas, this animated series follows the life of propane salesman Hank Hill, who lives with his overly confident substitute Spanish teacher wife Peggy, wannabe comedian son Bobby, and naive niece Luanne. Hank has conservative views about God, ...
Style: adult animation, witty, sitcom, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: family relations, small town, ordinary person, youth, family life, teenage life, suburban life, overbearing parent, couples, manhood, patriotism, manager ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Squidbillies (2005)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 11 min.
TV show
Story: Squidbillies is an animated television series about the Cuylers, an impoverished family of anthropomorphic hillbilly mud squids living in the Appalachian region of Georgia's mountains. The show is produced by Williams Street Studios for the ...
Style: not serious, cynical, humorous, adult animation, sitcom ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hillbilly, eccentric family, family life, parents and children, dysfunctional family, going straight, family problems, family relations, surrealism, cartoon violence, white trash, crimes ...
Time: prehistory
Place: georgia, usa
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Lucas Bros Moving Co (2013)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 15 min.
TV show
Story: The stand-up comedy of New York-based identical twins Kenny and Keith Lucas (The Lucas Brothers) gets animated. With the help of the people of Greenpoint, the twins run a moving company called Lucas Bros. Moving Co. Their customers are often ...
Style: not serious, humorous, feel good, light, realistic
Plot: wrestling, disorder, workplace, nothing goes right, brother brother relationship, stoner, twin brother, slacker, surrealism, twins, family relations, goofy hero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, brooklyn new york city
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