Movies and TV shows like Malcolm in the Middle

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Malcolm in the Middle (2000)
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Malcolm in the Middle (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: A gifted young teen tries to survive life with his dimwitted, dysfunctional family.
Style: humorous, realistic, sitcom, witty, neurotic, not serious, light, clever, odd
Audience: teens
Plot: family relations, siblings relations, prodigy, family, teenager, social satire, dark humor, teenage life, dysfunctional family, youth, suburban life, family life, family problems, parenthood, suburbs, eccentric family, parents and children, sibling relationship, aggression, sarcasm, marriage, breaking the fourth wall, weirdo, anger, satire ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa

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Most similar movies to Malcolm in the Middle

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, sitcom and feel good films and TV series with plots about youth, family relations, family, parents and children, family life, teenage life and siblings relations mostly in Comedy, Family and Drama genres. Some movies like Malcolm in the Middle: Everybody Hates Chris (2005), The Middle (2009), Drake & Josh (2004), The Bernie Mac Show (2001), My Wife and Kids (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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 7.6
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The Middle (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: The daily mishaps of a married woman and her semi-dysfunctional family and their attempts to survive life in general in the city of Orson, Indiana.
Style: feel good, humorous, not serious, realistic, sitcom ...
Plot: siblings relations, family, adolescence, family values, everyday life, family life, family relations, parents and children, teenage girl, parenthood, couple relations, childhood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Drake & Josh (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Drake & Josh is an American television sitcom created by Dan Schneider for Nickelodeon. The series follows the lives of two teenage boys with opposing personalities, Drake Parker and Josh Nichols, who become stepbrothers. Both actors had played ...
Style: humorous, captivating, feel good, realistic, sitcom ...
Audience: family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: teenage life, family relations, siblings relations, lifestyle, deal, step siblings, manipulation, prank, unlikely partners, adolescence vs adulthood, family, disorder ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Bernie Mac Show (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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: sitcom, not serious, feel good, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: family relations, artists and showbiz, family life, eccentric family, parents and children, parenthood, husband wife relationship, black family, uncle nephew relationship, marriage, disorder, family values ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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My Wife and Kids (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: My Wife and Kids is an American television family sitcom that ran on ABC from March 28, 2001 until May 17, 2005. Produced by Touchstone Television, it starred Damon Wayans and Tisha Campbell-Martin, and centers on the character of Michael Kyle, a ...
Style: not serious, humorous, witty, sitcom, feel good ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: black family, family relations, parents and children, couple relations, dysfunctional family, family problems, family life, family gatherings, siblings relations, working class, eccentric family, father daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: connecticut, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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The Goldbergs (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Before there were parenting blogs, trophies for showing up, and peanut allergies, there was a simpler time called the '80s. For geeky 11-year old Adam these were his wonder years and he faced them armed with a video camera to capture all the ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, realistic, feel good, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: family life, family relations, childhood, parents and children, overbearing parent, teenage life, family values, three generations, brother sister relationship, jewish, father son relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: pennsylvania, usa, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Married... with Children (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Married... with Children is an American sitcom that aired for 11 seasons. It featured a dysfunctional family living in a fictional Chicago, Illinois, suburb. The show, notable for being the first prime-time television series to air on Fox, ran from ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, light, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dysfunctional family, family life, family relations, family problems, struggle, parents and children, misfit, working class, promiscuous daughter, marriage, dog, stupidity ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 6.6
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Lizzie McGuire (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Lizzie McGuire is an American live-action teen sitcom, which features an animated version of the title character performing soliloquy. The animated sequences were interspersed with the show's live-action sequences. It premiered on the Disney ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, witty, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids
Plot: friendship, family relations, teenage life, family, youth, siblings relations, school, female protagonist, popular girl, grownups, friends, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 8.1
 37K
Raising Hope (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: James "Jimmy" Chance is a clueless 24-year-old who impregnates a serial killer during a one-night-stand. Earning custody of his daughter after the mother is sentenced to death, Jimmy relies on his oddball but well-intentioned family for ...
Style: humorous, not serious, sitcom, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: babies and infants, family life, living with parents, eccentric family, youth, disorder, responsibility, parents and children, immature, parenthood, twentysomething life, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Fresh Off the Boat (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: A '90s-set single-camera comedy about a hip-hop-loving Asian kid growing up in suburban Orlando, being raised by an immigrant father obsessed with all things American and an immigrant mother often bewildered by white culture.
Style: mumblecore, not serious, humorous, sitcom, funny ...
Plot: immigrants, family relations, restaurant, family life, parents and children, suburbs, society, youth, school, middle school, brother brother relationship, friendship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: florida, usa, orlando florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.5
 14K
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The War at Home (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The War at Home is an American sitcom created by Rob Lotterstein that ran from September 11, 2005 to April 22, 2007 on Fox. It follows the antics of a largely dysfunctional Long Island family. The show lasted for two full seasons but was not renewed ...
Style: sitcom, semi serious, humorous, witty, light ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family, family relations, parents and children, teenage life, eccentric family, family values, youth, adolescence vs adulthood, couple relations, siblings relations, father son relationship, father daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, long island, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Still Standing (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: After 18 years of marriage, high school sweethearts Bill and Judy Miller still make each other laugh and try to keep their marriage intact, even when their family pulls them in different directions. Since Bill has a far more immature approach to ...
Style: sitcom, semi serious, touching, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: lifestyle, parents and children, eccentric family, family life, single parent, childhood sweetheart, family problems, tv show, youth, high school, working class, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Crash & Bernstein (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Crash & Bernstein is a live action television comedy with puppetry which premiered on October 8, 2012 on Disney XD. Created by Eric Friedman, the series centers around a 12-year-old son, among three sisters, who wishes to have a brother. His ...
Style: not serious, humorous, absurd, odd
Audience: kids
Plot: talking animals, objects come to life, best friends, dream come true, teenage life, family, siblings relations, family relations, youth, absurdism, kids and family, freak accident ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Grounded for Life (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Right out of high school, Sean Finnerty got his girlfriend Claudia pregnant. Now she’s his wife, and at just 32, he’s somehow found himself with 14-year-old daughter Lily, two little boys, and a constant struggle between his need to be ...
Style: sitcom, feel good, witty, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: family, overbearing parent, everyday life, family relations, dysfunctional family, family values, parents and children, eccentric family, disorder, christianity, nothing goes right, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, 80s, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide is an American live action sitcom on Nickelodeon that debuted in the Nickelodeon Sunday night TEENick scheduling block on September 12, 2004. The series' actual pilot episode aired on September 7, ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, sitcom, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: school, friendship, bully, breaking the fourth wall, teenage life, survival, friends, teaching the ways of the world, youth, adolescence vs adulthood, buddies, best friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Jeff Foxworthy Show (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Air conditioning repair man Jeff finds himself a fish out of water living in Indiana with his Southern ways and humor. Eventually he takes his family back to Georgia and reconnects with his eccentric relations.
Style: sitcom, not serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, disorder, family, youth, family life, parents and children, eccentric family, television flop, actor playing himself, short lived
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Mr. Belvedere (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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: sitcom, realistic, semi serious, touching, humorous ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, power relations, disorder, friends, fish out of water, teenage life, parents and children, suburban life, boss and employee, workplace situations, suburbs, friendship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: pennsylvania, pittsburgh, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.2
 13K
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Ruby & The Rockits (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Patrick Callahan, a former teen idol who has chosen to lead a quiet life with his wife and two sons. But when his former Rockits band mate and brother, David, shows up unexpectedly with his new-found teenage daughter in tow, the Callahan ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, feel good, captivating, light ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family, family life, family relations, eccentric family, suburbs, parents and children, teenager, friendship, love, musician, society, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
How to Be Indie (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: How to Be Indie was a Canadian television show on YTV. The main character is a 13-year-old Indian Canadian teenager named Indira "Indie" Mehta. The program is a single-camera series intended for a youth audience. The series was created by ...
Style: humorous, feel good, captivating, light, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: teenage life, youth, family relations, school, social relations, lifestyle, family life, parents and children, eccentric family, friendship, rivalry, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.6
 332
Raising Dad (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Raising Dad is an American television series that aired on the WB from September 2001 until May 2002. The series starred Bob Saget, Kat Dennings, Brie Larson, Riley Smith, Beau Wirick, and Jerry Adler, and was produced by Albion Productions in ...
Style: sitcom, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Audience: family outing
Plot: family, parents and children, teenage life, siblings relations, family life, youth, living with parents, family relations, social relations, high school life, coming of age, single parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.4
 34K
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.1
 8K
Blossom (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Blossom is an American sitcom broadcast on NBC from January 3, 1991, to May 22, 1995. The series was created by Don Reo, and starred Mayim Bialik as Blossom Russo, a teenager living with her father and two brothers. It was produced by Reo's ...
Style: sitcom, realistic, humorous, touching, witty ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: family relations, single parent, single father, eccentric family, youth, teenage life, family, father daughter relationship, friendship between girls, brother sister relationship, female protagonist, teenage girl ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.8
 4K
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.1
 268
Soul Man (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Soul Man is an American sitcom that aired on ABC in 1997 that lasted two seasons and starred Dan Aykroyd. The series premiered on April 15, 1997, and was picked up for a second season of 22 episodes after only three episodes aired for the first ...
Style: sitcom, semi serious, realistic, touching, humorous
Audience: family outing
Plot: clergy, family relations, church, youth, single parent, social relations, parents and children, siblings relations, family life, eccentric family
Time: 90s
Place: michigan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%