Movies and TV shows like Northern Exposure

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Northern Exposure (1990)
 8.2
 15K
Northern Exposure (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: After receiving a scholarship from the state, a recent Columbia University medical school graduate is required to set up his practice in an eccentric Alaskan town.
Style: humorous, realistic, touching, feel good, surreal, semi serious, offbeat, clever, biting, suspense ...
Plot: fish out of water, small town life, opposites attract, small town, cold weather, couple relations, love and romance, human nature, doctors and patients, misfit, looking for love, graduation, medical school, americana, self discovery, moose, pilot, patient, radio, mayor, society, couples, native americans, lifestyle, mogul ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: alaska, usa

Most similar movies to Northern Exposure

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and touching films and TV series with plots about love and romance, small town, small town life, lifestyle, social relations, couples and couple relations mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Northern Exposure: Doc Hollywood (1991), Men in Trees (2006), Gilmore Girls (2000), Hart of Dixie (2011), State and Main (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.2
 33K
Doc Hollywood (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: After leaving Washington D.C. hospital, plastic surgeon Ben Stone heads for California, where a lucrative practice in Beverly Hills awaits. After a car accident, he's sentenced to perform as the community's general practitioner.
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, kids, teens
Plot: small town life, fish out of water, small town, misfit, romance, love and romance, happy ending, self discovery, new love, fall in love, hospital, profanity ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s, future
Place: california, usa, los angeles, washington d.c., south carolina ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 5K
Men in Trees (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Men in Trees is an American romantic television comedy-drama series which premiered on September 12, 2006 on ABC and starred Anne Heche who played relationship coach Marin Frist. The series was set in the fictional town of Elmo, Alaska and concerned ...
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous, clever
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: starting over, fish out of water, social relations, fall in love, looking for love, love and romance, hopes, writer's life, lifestyle, americana, village life, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 8.1
 95K
Gilmore Girls (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Set in the charming town of Stars Hollow, Connecticut, the series follows the captivating lives of Lorelai and Rory Gilmore, a mother/daughter pair who have a relationship most people only dream of.
Style: talky, feel good, witty, realistic, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, family outing
Plot: small town, mother daughter relationship, female protagonist, single mother, boyfriend, best friends, lifestyle, looking for love, small town life, teenager, family, verbal byplay ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: connecticut, usa, yale university, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.7
 44K
Hart of Dixie (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: New Yorker Zoe Hart has it all figured out - after graduating top of her class from medical school, she'll follow in her father's footsteps and become a cardio-thoracic surgeon. But when her dreams fall apart, Zoe decides to work at a ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, light, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: small town, small town life, young woman, lifestyle change, female doctor, social relations, lifestyle, doctor, newcomer, doctors and patients, fish out of water, neighbor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alabama, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 6.7
 20K
State and Main (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A Hollywood Film unit invades a small Vermont town leading to wholesale abandonment of values and virtue. A smart, warm and funny movie - and not just for movie buffs. Tagline: When a film crew came to Waterford, Vermont - They Shot First And Asked ...
Style: talky, humorous, realistic, feel good, funny ...
Audience: date night
Plot: small town, film within a film, amateur theater, filmmaking, lifestyle, love and romance, small town life, americana, movie business, disorder, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new england, vermont, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 8K
Bunheads (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Michelle, a Las Vegas showgirl, impulsively marries a man, moves to his sleepy coastal town, and takes an uneasy role at her new mother-in-law's dance school.
Style: humorous, feel good, sentimental, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dance school, ballet, lifestyle, starting over, lifestyle change, dancer, family, couples, social relations, small town, dancing, ballerina ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.7
 834
LOL (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: The relationships of three men are examined through their use of technology.
Style: humorous, sincere, talky, sexy, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: looking for love, lifestyle, youth, introspection, friendship, couple relations, human nature, love and romance, computers and web, misfit, twentysomething life, bittersweet ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 6K
Ed (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: After his wife leaves him and he's fired from his job at a high-profile New York city law firm, Ed Stevens moves back to his small hometown of Stuckeyville where he buys the local bowling alley and attempts to win the heart of his high school ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic
Plot: bowling, small town, homecoming, starting over, looking for love, old friend, workplace, lifestyle, best friends, hotshot lawyer, old love, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Movie in collections
The Man Who Came to Dinner (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 176 min.
Story: Broadcast of a live performance of the Roundabout Theater Company's 2000 New York revival of the classic Kaufman-Hart comedy, about a famous (and famously acid-tongued) theater critic who is forced to stay in a Midwestern couple's home and ...
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic, offbeat
Plot: social differences, farce, lifestyle, eccentric family, couple relations, fish out of water, celebrity culture, love and romance, artists and showbiz, opposites attract, nothing goes right, misfit ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 40s, 30s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
For Better or Worse (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Follow the the ups-and-downs of Angela Williams, the owner of a successful beauty salon, and her husband of 13 years, Marcus, a former professional football player who has recently partnered with Richard Ellington and Joseph Jetson on a new sports ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, talky
Plot: lifestyle, battle of the sexes, love and romance, couples, couple relations, friends, verbal byplay, marriage, profanity, silly humor, thirtysomething life, african american protagonist
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.1
 414
Feed the Fish (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Follows the journey of Joe Peterson, a burned out children's book writer who's approaching a midlife crisis.
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic, feel good
Audience: date night
Plot: disorder, writer's life, fish out of water, midlife crisis, fall in love, parents and children, friendship, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, misfit, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 8.1
 6K
Solsidan (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Solsidan is a Swedish television comedy series that premiered on 29 January 2010 on TV4. The series is named after a small part of Saltsjöbaden called Solsidan. It revolves around Alex and Anna who are expecting their first child and have just ...
Style: feel good, realistic, semi serious, touching, humorous ...
Plot: family relations, social relations, couples, actress, self fulfillment, alienation, ambition, lifestyle, greed, responsibility, uninvited guest, pregnancy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.6
 924
My Life as Liz (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Story: My Life as Liz is a mockumentary style American television series that centers on the life of Liz Lee, a misfit high-school senior living in small town Texas. The series debuted on MTV on January 18, 2010. The first season finale aired on March 8, ...
Style: semi serious, witty, humorous, realistic, offbeat
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, youth, social relations, friendship, high school life, lifestyle, teenage life, best friends, parents and children, power relations, family relations, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Mystery, Alaska (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In Mystery, Alaska, life revolves around the legendary Saturday hockey game at the local pond. But everything changes when the hometown team unexpectedly gets booked in an exhibition match against the New York Rangers. When quirky small-towners, ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, realistic, entertaining ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: small town, underdog, sport, contests and competitions, ambition, ice hockey, championship, mayor, gay slur, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: alaska, usa, new york, united states, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.0
 1K
Julian Po (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Christian Slater is a stranger who comes to a small town. The local citizens think he's up to no good. After bothering him for a while, he blurts out in frustration, that he is there to kill himself.
Style: psychological, offbeat, humorous, touching, talky ...
Plot: small town, social relations, friends, dealing with death, misfit, society, clergy, small town life, friendship, on the road, human nature, mysterious stranger ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Sordid Lives: The Series (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Sordid Lives: The Series is an American television series created, written, and directed by Del Shores and acts as a prequel to 2000 film Sordid Lives, also by Shores, self-described as a "Black comedy about white trash". The show is set ...
Style: humorous, touching, witty, semi serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, coming out, white trash, small town, social relations, love and romance, self discovery, gays and lesbians, gender, lifestyle, small town life, homosexual ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, cynical, realistic, dark humor, witty ...
Plot: satire, university, misfit, doctors and patients, social misfits, medical school, teachers and students, nun, power relations, polish, society, professor ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Postmark Paradise (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The Dirty Shame is the only bar in the small town of Paradise, Michigan. A burnt out, chain-smoking fortyish bar maid is the only waitress at The Dirty Shame. A group of local red necks conspiring to bring a mail order bride to their Midwest town ...
Style: touching, humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, fish out of water, starting over, society, culture clash, couple relations, couples, romance, love and romance, immigrants, husband wife relationship, mail order bride ...
Time: 90s
Place: ukraine, michigan, usa, kiev ukraine
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Movie in collections
 7.8
 415
Bob & Rose (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 47 min.
Story: Bob & Rose is a British television drama, originally screened in six one-hour episodes on the ITV network in the UK in autumn 2001. It was produced for the network by the independent Red Production Company, and was that company's first ...
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: fall in love, looking for love, unlikely couple, opposites attract, love and romance, lifestyle, couples, couple relations, culture clash, thirtysomething life, looking for sex, gays and lesbians ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, manchester
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Leaving Normal (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A female buddy story in which Meg Tilly plays a child-like 20-something who has just walked out on her abusive husband. Darly (Christine Lahti) is fleeing a life as a waitress and stripper and is on her way to Alaska to claim a home and family she ...
Style: road movie, sentimental, humorous, touching, semi serious ...
Plot: friendship, buddy, female protagonist, road trip, love and romance, friends, couples, buddies, human nature, couple relations, bittersweet, strong female presence ...
Time: 90s
Place: alaska, usa, wyoming, portland oregon, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Ballykissangel (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Ballykissangel is a BBC television drama set in Ireland, produced in-house by BBC Northern Ireland. The original story revolved around a young English Roman Catholic priest as he became part of a rural community. It ran for six series, which were ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching
Plot: small town, rich and poor, social relations, couples, family relations, power relations, family problems, church, village life, suburbs, death in the family, siblings relations ...
Place: ireland, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.9
 744
Tanner '88 (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 353 min.
Story: In 1988, renegade filmmaker Robert Altman and Pulitzer Prize–winning Doonesbury cartoonist Garry Trudeau created a presidential candidate, ran him alongside the other hopefuls during the primary season, and presented their media campaign as a ...
Style: witty, humorous, clever, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: politics, election, satire, self discovery, media satire, parents and children, fish out of water, family relations, realism, campaign, disorder, network ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Diary of a Tired Black Man (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Diary of a Tired Black Man is a simple story about the complex relationships between black men and black women.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: interracial relations, opposites attract, social differences, looking for love, society, romance, love and romance, couples, male female relationship, husband wife relationship, african american, black woman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Movie in collections
The Grass Harp (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Based on the novel by Truman Capote, this often-witty coming-of-age drama looks at a young man growing up with an unusual family in the Deep South in the 1940s.
Style: realistic, semi serious, feel good, sentimental, offbeat ...
Plot: coming of age, family relations, americana, dysfunctional family, small town, maid, couple relations, siblings relations, fall in love, parents and children, love and romance, youth ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 1940s
Place: southern usa, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.0
 19K
Royal Pains (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: A young E.R. doctor who, after being wrongly blamed for a patient's death, moves to the Hamptons and becomes the reluctant "doctor for hire" to the rich and famous. When the attractive administrator of the local hospital asks him to ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: doctor, doctors and patients, family relations, high society, starting over, lifestyle, siblings relations, power relations, lifestyle change, accountant, brother brother relationship, assistant ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 8.3
 233K
Scrubs (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: In the unreal world of Sacred Heart Hospital, John "J.D" Dorian learns the ways of medicine, friendship and life.
Style: sitcom, witty, humorous, sincere, surreal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mentor, friendship, doctor, doctors and patients, workplace situations, hospital, workplace romance, love and romance, nurse, roommate, interracial relations, verbal byplay ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.8
 47K
Cheers (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Cheers is an American sitcom television series that ran for 11 seasons from 1982 to 1993. It was produced by Charles/Burrows/Charles Productions in association with Paramount Network Television for NBC and created by the team of James Burrows, Glen ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, clever, feel good, witty ...
Plot: bar, psychiatrist, ex athlete, accountant, coach, womanizer, couple relations, singleness, looking for love, indoor, divorced divorcee, boyfriend ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, 90s
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.3
 2K
Diggers (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Diggers is a coming-of-age story directed by Katherine Dieckmann. It portrays four working-class friends who grow up in The Hamptons, on the South Shore of Long Island, New York, as clam diggers in 1976. Their fathers were clam diggers as well as ...
Style: humorous, touching, witty, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, coming of age, parents and children, americana, social differences, social relations, love and romance, youth, save the day, family relations, father son relationship, coping ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
The Indian Doctor (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Story: The Indian Doctor is a British television drama set in the summer of 1963. Produced by Rondo Media and Avatar Productions, it was first broadcast on BBC One in 2010. The most recent series began on 27 February 2012 and concluded on 2 March. It is a ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, captivating, psychological, humorous ...
Plot: immigrants, culture clash, doctors and patients, society, power relations, couple relations, small town, couples, mine, small town life, social relations, misfit ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Movie star Roxy Carmichael is abandoning the bright lights of Hollywood, Calif. and returning to her small Ohio hometown -- at least long enough to dedicate a city building. And now the whole town of Clyde is bracing for Carmichael's return, ...
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: homecoming, misfit, coming of age, reunion, puppy love, worship, celebrity, fame, teenage rebellion, idol, small town, family relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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