Movies and TV shows like Diff'rent Strokes

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Diff'rent Strokes (1978)
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Diff'rent Strokes (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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: sentimental, touching, realistic, humorous, semi serious, sitcom, feel good
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, interracial adoption, family relations, adoption, foster child, african american, brother brother relationship, family, parents and children, family life, siblings relations, odd couple, teenage life, society, mischievous children, disorder, fish out of water, eccentric family, child care, father son relationship, widower, youth, social differences, suburbs, suburban life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa, manhattan, new york city

Most similar movies to Diff'rent Strokes

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, sitcom and semi serious films and TV series with plots about family relations, family life, parents and children, family, youth, siblings relations and teenage life mostly in Comedy, Family and Drama genres. Some movies like Diff'rent Strokes: Family Ties (1982), Full House (1987), Growing Pains (1985), The Wonder Years (1988), Punky Brewster (1984). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Family Ties (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Former 1960s flower children Steven and Elyse Keaton raise their conservative son Alex, daughters Mallory and Jennifer, and later, youngest child Andrew.
Style: sitcom, realistic, humorous, semi serious, witty
Audience: family outing
Plot: family, family relations, liberal, culture clash, hippie, lifestyle, parents and children, youth, siblings relations, teenage life, americana, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, ohio
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Full House (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
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: sitcom, realistic, sentimental, touching, humorous ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family, father daughter relationship, friends, friendship, single parent, family life, single father, eccentric family, parents and children, siblings relations, family relations, death of mother ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, san francisco, california
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Growing Pains (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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: sitcom, humorous, feel good, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, family relations, family life, siblings relations, parents and children, suburbs, suburban life, adolescence vs adulthood, couple relations, teenage life, friends, society ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, long island, usa
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The Wonder Years (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
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: touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: childhood, generation gap, friends, childhood sweetheart, coming of age, suburbs, americana, family relations, high school, family, love and romance, teenage life ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century
Place: usa
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Punky Brewster (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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: sitcom, semi serious, realistic, feel good, sentimental ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: family relations, friendship, orphan, optimism, adoption, dog, foster child, strong female presence, youth, pets, family, young heroes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois
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Sister, Sister (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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: sitcom, touching, semi serious, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage life, family relations, parents and children, high school life, sister sister relationship, friendship, twin sister, lifestyle, youth, eccentric family, verbal byplay, teenage girl ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: detroit, usa
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Good Luck Charlie (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
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: sitcom, feel good, witty, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: large family, adolescence, diary, nurse, family relations, parents and children, parenthood, family values, siblings relations, youth, family, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, colorado
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The Cosby Show (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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: sitcom, realistic, feel good, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, family values, parents and children, family life, couples, lifestyle, couple relations, teenage life, verbal byplay, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, friendship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york, brooklyn new york city
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Eight Is Enough (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: realistic, semi serious, touching, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, couples, remarry, teenage life, couple relations, parents and children, looking for love, siblings relations, family life, family, single parent, love and romance ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, sacramento california
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Silver Spoons (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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: sitcom, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: coming of age, rich and poor, family, society, youth, family relations, power relations, americana, family life, siblings relations, parents and children, rich ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
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Moesha (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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: sitcom, realistic, semi serious, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family relations, friends, best friends, lifestyle, family, youth, parents and children, verbal byplay, family life, eccentric family, teenage life, blended family ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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The Brady Bunch (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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: sitcom, realistic, not serious, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: cheerleader, family, family relations, architect, suburbs, optimism, couples, step siblings, family life, couple relations, cult, suburban life ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa
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The Beverly Hillbillies (1962)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: The Beverly Hillbillies is an American situation comedy originally broadcast for nine seasons on CBS from 1962 to 1971, starring Buddy Ebsen, Irene Ryan, Donna Douglas, and Max Baer, Jr. The series is about a poor backwoods family transplanted to ...
Style: sitcom, not serious, realistic, humorous, feel good
Audience: family outing
Plot: fish out of water, secretary, family relations, disorder, oldtimer, friends, in-laws, parents and children, suburbs, couple relations, rich and poor, social differences ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century
Place: beverly hills, los angeles, usa, california
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Second Noah (1996)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Second Noah is a television drama that was broadcast in the United States on ABC television from February 5, 1996 to June 8, 1997
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, humorous
Audience: family outing
Plot: adoption, family relations, animal life, disorder, family, parents and children, family life, large family, writers, veterinarian, interracial adoption, family drama
Time: 90s
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Step by Step (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Step by Step is an American television sitcom that starred Patrick Duffy and Suzanne Somers as two single parents, who spontaneously get married after meeting one another during a vacation, resulting in them becoming the heads of a large blended ...
Style: sitcom, realistic, humorous, not serious, witty ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: blended family, family relations, family, couples, youth, couple relations, parents and children, family life, siblings relations, sexism, brother brother relationship, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, wisconsin
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Girl Meets World (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
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: humorous, realistic, sitcom, sentimental, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, family outing, teen drama
Plot: school, teenage girl, family, teenager, coming of age, youth, supportive parent, family values, parents and children, teachers and students, teenage life, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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Party of Five (1994)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Following his parents' tragic death, 24-year-old Charlie Salinger is back at home – and in over his head – as his siblings' legal guardian. Together, Charlie, 16-year-old Bailey, 15-year-old Julia and 11-year-old Claudia share the ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, sentimental, gloomy
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: family relations, orphan, siblings relations, family life, adolescence vs adulthood, love and romance, coming of age, dealing with death, sibling relationship, child care, brother brother relationship, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco, california, usa
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My Two Dads (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: My Two Dads is an American sitcom that starred Staci Keanan, Paul Reiser and Greg Evigan. It aired on NBC from 1987 to 1990 and was produced by Michael Jacobs Productions in association with Tri-Star Television and distributed by TeleVentures.
Style: sitcom, not serious, realistic, humorous, feel good
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, single father, partners, family, buddies, lifestyle, odd couple, youth, coming of age, friends, custody, family life ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
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Reba (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: After her dentist husband of 20 years leaves her for his dental hygienist, Reba Hart's seemingly perfect world is turned upside down.​
Style: sitcom, humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: single mother, dentist, family life, couples, family problems, youth, save the day, parents and children, teenage life, crumbling marriage, pregnancy, divorced parents ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: texas, usa
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All About the Andersons (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
TV show
Story: As soon as single dad Anthony moves back into his parents' home to provide a stable environment for his 8-year-old son, he immediately remembers why he left in the first place. His mother Flo is always understanding and supportive, but his ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, feel good, light, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, family life, parents and children, single father, living with parents, unfulfillment, father son relationship, actor, love, follow your dream, friendship, single parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is an American television sitcom that originally aired on NBC from September 10, 1990, to May 20, 1996. The show stars Will Smith as a fictionalized version of himself, a street-smart teenager from West Philadelphia who ...
Style: sitcom, witty, humorous, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: family relations, black family, culture clash, hip hop, fish out of water, teenage life, african american, youth, misfit, eccentric family, siblings relations, social differences ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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50%
One Day at a Time (1975)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: One Day at a Time is an American situation comedy that aired on the CBS network from December 16, 1975, until May 28, 1984. It starred Bonnie Franklin as Ann Romano, a divorced mother who moves to Indianapolis with her two teenage daughters Julie ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, realistic, touching, semi serious ...
Plot: starting over, love and romance, family relations, teenage life, family life, parents and children, single parent, best friends, workplace, couples, thirtysomething life, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, indiana
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 7.4
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Happy Days (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Happy Days is an American television sitcom that aired first-run from January 15, 1974 to September 24, 1984 on ABC. Created by Garry Marshall, the series presents an idealized vision of life in the mid-1950s to mid-1960s United States. The series ...
Style: sitcom, realistic, humorous, semi serious, sentimental ...
Plot: friendship, love and romance, youth, teenage love, family life, coming of age, buddies, teenage life, siblings relations, parents and children, family relations, basketball ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century
Place: usa, wisconsin, milwaukee wisconsin
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Roseanne (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 21 min.
TV show
Story: A working-class family struggles to get by on a limited income in the fictional town of Lanford, Illinois.
Style: sitcom, suspense, cynical, biting, humorous ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: working class, family, family relations, family life, suburbs, overweight, strong female presence, white trash, couples, family values, coming of age, youth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 2010s, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa
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Everybody Hates Chris (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Everybody Hates Chris is an American television narrative sitcom that depicts the troubled teenage experiences of comedian Chris Rock while growing up in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York City. The show is set between 1982 and 1987, but Rock ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, witty, not serious, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, bully, african american, misfit, black family, sibling rivalry, working class, family values, social relations, youth, family life, parents and children ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, usa
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Hannah Montana (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: At home and school, she's Miley Stewart, a typical teenager, but when the lights go down and the curtain goes up, she emerges as the glamorous and talented Hannah Montana. Having the "Best of Both Worlds" is a complicated proposition, ...
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night
Plot: secret identity, teenage life, double life, high school, teenage girl, friendship, love and romance, siblings relations, musician's life, music, high school life, popular girl ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: usa, tennessee, malibu california
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True Jackson, VP (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: True Jackson, VP is an American television sitcom that aired on Nickelodeon from November 8, 2008 to August 20, 2011. The series starred Keke Palmer, Ashley Argota, Matt Shively, Danielle Bisutti, Greg Proops, Robbie Amell and Ron Butler. The theme ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic, sitcom
Audience: family outing
Plot: fashion, friendship, disorder, lifestyle, power relations, overnight success, rise to the top, workplace, best friends, boss and employee, workplace situations, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: usa, new york
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Cory in the House (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Cory in the House is an American television sitcom, which aired on the Disney Channel from January 12, 2007 to September 13, 2008 and was a spin-off from the Disney show That's So Raven. The show focuses on Cory Baxter, who moved from San ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, feel good, not serious, light ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: teenager, white house, family relations, family life, u.s. president, lifestyle, teenage life, coming of age, parents and children, president, father son relationship, chef ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: washington d.c., usa
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The Partridge Family (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The Partridge Family is an American television sitcom series about a widowed mother and her five children who embark on a music career. It ran from September 25, 1970, until March 23, 1974, on the ABC network as part of a Friday-night lineup, and ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, touching, humorous, feel good
Plot: family relations, overnight success, family life, teenage life, showbiz, parents and children, teenage love, siblings relations, youth, love and romance, single parent, manager ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, north carolina, california
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Good Times (1974)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Good Times is an American sitcom that originally aired from February 8, 1974, until August 1, 1979, on the CBS television network. It was created by Eric Monte and Mike Evans, and developed by Norman Lear, the series' primary executive ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, sentimental, sitcom
Plot: family relations, family life, parents and children, ghetto, love and romance, young lovers, tv show, workplace romance, friendship, social differences, suburban life, black family ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: chicago illinois, florida, usa
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