Movies and TV shows like Diff'rent Strokes

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Diff'rent Strokes
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Diff'rent Strokes is an American television sitcom that aired on NBC from November 3, 1978, to May 4, 1985, and on ABC from September 27, 1985, to March 7, 1986. The series stars Gary Coleman and Todd Bridges as Arnold and Willis Jackson, two African American boys from Harlem who are taken in by a rich white Park Avenue businessman named Phillip Drummond and his daughter Kimberly, for whom their deceased mother previously worked. During the first season and first half of the second season, Charlotte Rae also starred as the Drummonds' housekeeper, Mrs. Garrett. The series made stars out of child actors Gary Coleman, Todd Bridges, and Dana Plato, and became known for the "very special episodes" in which serious issues such as racism, illegal drug use and child sexual abuse were dramatically explored. The lives of these stars were later plagued by legal troubles and drug addiction, as the stardom and success they achieved while on the show eluded them after the series was cancelled, with both Plato and Coleman having early deaths.
Style: feel good, semi serious, sentimental, realistic, humorous, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, mischievous children, suburbs, parents and children, family, adoption, siblings relations, social differences, suburban life, sitcom, teenage life, family life, fish out of water, youth, family relations, odd couple, child care, eccentric family, society, disorder, anniversary, single father, bunk bed, single parent, maid ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city
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Boy Meets World
Comedy, Drama, Family
USA
23 min.
 8.1
Rags to Riches
Comedy, Drama, Family, Musical
USA
60 min.
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and feel good films and TV series with plots about family relations, family, family life, parents and children, youth, siblings relations and sitcom mostly in Comedy, Family and Drama genres. Some movies like Diff'rent Strokes: The Wonder Years (1988), Growing Pains (1985), Eight Is Enough (1977), Boy Meets World (1993), Rags to Riches (1987). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Wonder Years
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: The Wonder Years is an American television comedy-drama created by Neal Marlens and Carol Black. It ran on ABC from 1988 through 1993. The pilot aired on January 31, 1988, following ABC's coverage of Super Bowl XXII. The show achieved a spot ...
Style: semi serious, sentimental, realistic, humorous, touching ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: family, friendship, friends, childhood, childhood sweetheart, suburbs, parents and children, siblings relations, junior high school, suburban life, coming of age, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: usa
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Growing Pains
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Growing Pains is an American television sitcom about an affluent family, residing in Huntington, Long Island, New York, with a working mother and a stay-at-home psychiatrist father raising three children together, which aired on ABC from September ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, sentimental
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: sitcom, family, couple relations, suburbs, parents and children, siblings relations, adolescence vs adulthood, suburban life, family life, youth, family relations, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, long island
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Eight Is Enough
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Eight Is Enough is an American television comedy-drama series that ran on ABC from March 15, 1977, until August 29, 1981. The show was modeled after syndicated newspaper columnist Thomas Braden, a real-life parent with eight children, who wrote a ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: single parent, parents and children, family, siblings relations, family life, family relations, couple relations, looking for love, teenage life, love and romance, couples, remarry ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa
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From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
Genre: Family, Drama, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Precocious Claudia and her brother run away from home and hide in the Metropolitan Museum in New York.
Style: feel good, semi serious, touching, humorous
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
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Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa
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Boy Meets World
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
Story: Boy Meets World is an American television sitcom that chronicles the coming of age events and everyday life-lessons of Cory Matthews, a Philadelphian who grows up from a young boy to a married man. The show aired for seven seasons from 1993 to 2000 ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, touching
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens, teen drama
Plot: sitcom, school, coming of age, buddies, friendship, family, college, high school life, high school, teenage life, best friends, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 2000s
Place: philadelphia, pennsylvania, usa
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Rags to Riches
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Rags to Riches is an American musical comedy drama series that was broadcast on NBC for two seasons from 1987 to 1988. Set in the 1960s, the series tells the story of Nick Foley, a self-made millionaire who adopts five orphan girls. Each episode ...
Style: semi serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, feel good ...
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Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
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Mr. Belvedere
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Mr. Belvedere is an American sitcom that originally aired on ABC from March 15, 1985, until July 8, 1990. The series is based on the Lynn Aloysius Belvedere character created by Gwen Davenport for her 1947 novel Belvedere, which was later adapted ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching, witty
Audience: family outing
Plot: master and servant, sitcom, friendship, family life, family, suburbs, suburban life, workplace situations, family relations, friends, disorder, boss and employee ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: pennsylvania, pittsburgh, usa
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The Brady Bunch
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: When widower Mike Brady marries a lovely lady widow Carol Ann, their two families become one. These are the misadventures of this new couple, their six children, a dog named Tiger, and quirky housekeeper Alice.
Style: feel good, not serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental
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Family Matters
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Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty ...
Audience: family outing
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Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
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Sister, Sister
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Sister, Sister is an American television sitcom starring identical twins Tia Mowry and Tamera Mowry. The premise of the show was that the girls were separated and adopted at birth, one to a single mother, one to a single father, and have met again ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching, feel good
Audience: pre-teens, teens
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: detroit, usa
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System:   82%
    User:   79%
 
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Full House
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Full House is an American sitcom television series. Set in San Francisco, the show chronicles widowed father Danny Tanner, who, after the death of his wife Pam, enlists his best friend Joey Gladstone and his brother-in-law Jesse Katsopolis to help ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
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The Nanny Express
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: With their mother dead, Emily and Ben torment their nannies to quit as fast as their father hires them. Till a nanny named Kate shows up and slowly wins Ben over. That's bad enough, but when her father and Kate start to fall in love, Emily sets ...
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
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Duration: 22 min.
Story: Good Luck Charlie is an American television sitcom, which premiered on April 4, 2010, on Disney Channel. The series was created by Phil Baker and Drew Vaupen, who wanted to create a program that would appeal to entire families, as opposed to only ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
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The Beverly Hillbillies
Genre: Comedy, Family
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Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, feel good
Audience: family outing
Plot: sitcom, fish out of water, rich and poor, social differences, family, culture clash, eccentric family, suburban life, suburbs, urban, family relations, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: beverly hills, california, usa, los angeles
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System:   75%
    User:   80%
 
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Uncle Nino
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
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Story: A distant, slightly dysfunctional family is brought closer together when the father's long-estranged Uncle Nino comes from Italy to Chicago for a surprise visit.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: parents and children, family gatherings, family life, family relations, family, teaching the ways of the world, culture clash, teenage life, optimism, fish out of water, society, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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System:   74%
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Punky Brewster
Genre: Family, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Punky Brewster is an American sitcom about a girl named Punky Brewster being raised by her foster parent. The show ran on NBC from September 16, 1984 to September 7, 1986 and again in first-run syndication from October 30, 1987 to May 27, ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, touching, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: sitcom, orphan, mischievous children, family, young heroes, adoption, optimism, custody, foster child, youth, friendship, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, illinois
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System:   72%
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Girl Meets World
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
Story: The adventures of relatable and adventurous Riley Matthews, the tween daughter of Cory and Topanga Matthews, and her bold best friend Maya as they traverse the twists and turns of teenage years at Manhattan's John Quincy Adams Middle School ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, sentimental
Audience: family outing, teens, teen comedy, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, sitcom, best friends, family, school, parents and children, teachers and students, family life, teenage life, middle school, female protagonist, teenager ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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System:   72%
    User:   77%
 
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Moesha
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Moesha was an American sitcom series that aired on the UPN network from January 23, 1996 to May 14, 2001. The series stars R&B singer Brandy Norwood as Moesha Mitchell, a high school student living with her family in the Leimert Park ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, multicultural
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: sitcom, best friends, verbal byplay, teenage life, family, family life, youth, family relations, friends, parents and children, eccentric family, high school ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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System:   71%
    User:   83%
 
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Quints
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Jamie Grover (Kimberly J. Brown) is an only child who has always wanted out from the constant attention her parents give her. Her wish is finally granted when she finds out her mother is pregnant, but when she turns out to have quints, Jamie's ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: babies and infants, family, school, parents and children, teenage life, life turned upside down, coming of age, family life, teenager, baby, youth, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
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System:   70%
    User:   62%
 
The Bernie Mac Show
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The Bernie Mac Show is an American sitcom that aired on Fox for five seasons from November 14, 2001 to April 14, 2006. The series featured comic actor Bernie Mac and his wife Wanda raising his sister's three kids: Jordan, Bryana, and Vanessa.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, clever, feel good
Audience: teens
Plot: eccentric family, family life, family, sitcom, youth, suburbs, family relations, disorder, parents and children, siblings relations, suburban life, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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System:   69%
    User:   56%
 
Silver Spoons
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Silver Spoons is an American sitcom that aired on NBC from September 25, 1982 to May 11, 1986 and in first-run syndication from September 15, 1986 to March 4, 1987. The series was produced by Embassy Television for the first four seasons, until ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental, feel good
Audience: family outing
Plot: sitcom, parents and children, coming of age, family, family life, society, youth, family relations, power relations, rich and poor, siblings relations, americana ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
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System:   69%
    User:   61%
 
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Family Ties
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Former 1960s flower children Steven and Elyse Keaton raise their conservative son Alex, daughters Mallory and Jennifer, and later, youngest child Andrew.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty
Audience: family outing
Plot: sitcom, family, parents and children, republican, siblings relations, family life, family relations, suburbs, couple relations, culture clash, adolescence vs adulthood, suburban life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: ohio, usa
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System:   69%
    User:   61%
 
All I Want for Christmas
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Two New York City children who launch a hilarious scheme to get what they most want this holiday season.
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, date night, girls' night, kids
Plot: mischievous children, family, parents and children, siblings relations, family life, youth, family relations, christmas, disorder, hopes, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
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System:   68%
    User:   62%
 
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Even Stevens
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Even Stevens is an American comedy television series that aired on Disney Channel with a total of three seasons and 65 episodes from June 17, 2000, to June 13, 2003. It follows the life of the Stevenses, a Jewish family living in suburban ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, witty
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: family, sitcom, parents and children, siblings relations, eccentric family, teenage life, family life, youth, family relations, disorder, mischievous children, high school life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: california, usa
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System:   67%
    User:   54%
 
 7.4
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The Cosby Show
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The Cosby Show is an American television situation comedy starring Bill Cosby, which aired for eight seasons on NBC from September 20, 1984 until April 30, 1992. The show focuses on the Huxtable family, an upper middle-class African-American family ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: sitcom, parents and children, verbal byplay, family life, family, family relations, couple relations, siblings relations, teenage life, society, youth, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa
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System:   63%
    User:   70%
 
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Crooklyn
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: From Spike Lee comes this vibrant semi-autobiographical portrait of a school-teacher, her stubborn jazz-musician husband and their five kids living in '70s Brooklyn.
Style: sentimental, touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, parenthood, teacher, urban, coming of age, poverty, death, family life, single parent, life & death, childhood, family ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, tokyo
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System:   62%
    User:   65%
 
Once Upon a Christmas
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Can Santa's daughter turn naughty to nice and save Christmas?
Style: humorous, semi serious, uplifting, feel good, touching
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: parents and children, custody, suburbs, family, family gatherings, family life, family relations, disorder, christmas, mischievous children, nanny, single parent ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada
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System:   62%
    User:   70%
 
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Buddy
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An eccentric socialite raises a gorilla as her son.
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, touching ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: family, adventure, pets, friendship, animals, urban, teaching the ways of the world, estate, animal life, fish out of water, misfit, jungle ...
Time: 20s, 1930s, 1920s
Place: new york, usa, canada, chicago illinois
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System:   62%
    User:   71%
 

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Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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