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: sitcom, humorous, witty, dark humor, realistic, not serious, neurotic, light, clever
Audience: teens
Plot: family relations, siblings relations, prodigy, parents and children, teenage life, social satire, marriage, youth, suburban life, teenager, dysfunctional family, family life, family problems, parenthood, odd, suburbs, lifestyle, weirdo, stupidity, eccentric family, family, anger, sibling relationship, uptight character, sarcasm ...
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, sitcom, realistic and not serious films and TV series with plots about family relations, youth, parents and children, family life, family, siblings relations and eccentric family mostly in Comedy, Family and Drama genres. Some movies like Malcolm in the Middle: The Middle (2009), Everybody Hates Chris (2005), My Wife and Kids (2001), Frasier (1993), Drake & Josh (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Middle (2009)
Genre: Comedy
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, not serious, realistic, humorous, offbeat ...
Plot: siblings relations, everyday life, family values, family life, family relations, parents and children, adolescence, family, couple relations, marriage, teenage boy, childhood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, usa
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82%
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: humorous, sitcom, witty, realistic, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, misfit, bully, black family, sibling rivalry, parents and children, friendship, eccentric family, family life, family values, social relations, youth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
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100%
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, couple relations, dysfunctional family, parents and children, working class, siblings relations, family life, family gatherings, eccentric family, family problems, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: connecticut, usa
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100%
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Frasier (1993)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: After many years spent at the “Cheers” bar, Frasier moves back home to Seattle to work as a radio psychiatrist after his policeman father gets shot in the hip on duty.
Style: sitcom, not serious, talky, humorous, witty ...
Plot: radio, psychiatrist, living with parents, father son relationship, doctor, radio show, dog, verbal byplay, psychiatry, sibling relationship, love and romance, uptight character ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 2000s, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa, manchester england, washington state, seattle washington ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.7
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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, feel good, captivating, realistic, sitcom ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, teens
Plot: teenage life, family relations, siblings relations, lifestyle, manipulation, adolescence vs adulthood, prank, manipulations, unlikely partners, deal, step siblings, family ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, family problems, struggle, family life, parents and children, working class, misfit, promiscuous daughter, stupidity, neighbor, marriage ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 8.1
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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, feel good, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: retro, family life, childhood, parents and children, teenage life, overbearing parent, family values, three generations, brother sister relationship, family relations, jewish, siblings relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: pennsylvania, usa, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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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: not serious, sitcom, humorous, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: babies and infants, family life, living with parents, eccentric family, youth, disorder, responsibility, parents and children, parenthood, immature, lifestyle change, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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, humorous, witty, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: family relations, teenage life, culture clash, black family, fish out of water, african american, youth, misfit, siblings relations, verbal byplay, eccentric family, social differences ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: childhood, generation gap, friends, childhood sweetheart, coming of age, suburbs, americana, family relations, teenager, high school, family, family life ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, humorous, feel good, not serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: family relations, artists and showbiz, family life, eccentric family, parents and children, parenthood, husband wife relationship, black family, marriage, uncle nephew relationship, youth, suburbs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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100%
 6.5
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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, humorous, realistic, not serious, witty ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, family, youth, family life, couple relations, parents and children, couples, blended family, siblings relations, sexism, single mother, single father ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 17K
Lizzie McGuire (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 22 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: teen comedy, kids, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, family relations, teenage life, family, youth, siblings relations, school, female protagonist, part animation, teenager, popular girl, grownups ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Cory in the House (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA, Japan
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, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: teenager, family relations, white house, family life, u.s. president, teenage life, lifestyle, coming of age, parents and children, father son relationship, chef, high school life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Neighbors (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: When the Weavers move to a gated community in New Jersey, they discover that the entire neighborhood is comprised of aliens from the planet Zabvron. But as the Weavers and the aliens face the struggles of everyday life together, they discover that ...
Style: humorous, not serious, sitcom, feel good, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: fish out of water, family relations, benign alien, parents and children, eccentric family, family life, couples, disorder, social relations, misfit, suburban life, alien contact ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The New Addams Family (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Horror
Country: Canada
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The New Addams Family is an American-Canadian sitcom that aired from October 1998 to August 1999 and aired on YTV in Canada and Fox Family in the United States. It was produced by Shavick Entertainment and Saban Entertainment as a new version of the ...
Style: gothic, dark humor, humorous, not serious, sitcom ...
Audience: horror for children, teens
Plot: eccentric family, family relations, dysfunctional family, parents and children, youth, supernatural, supernatural ability, butler, cons and scams, disorder, explosion, timebomb ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Out of Practice (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Out of Practice is an American situation comedy that was produced by Paramount Network Television and originally broadcast on sister company CBS from September 19, 2005 to March 29, 2006. With producers Joe Keenan and Christopher Lloyd at the helm, ...
Style: sitcom, not serious, realistic, humorous, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, parents and children, eccentric family, family, couple relations, power relations, doctors and patients, therapy, siblings relations, doctor, family disapproval, fish out of water ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, family values, eccentric family, parents and children, everyday life, youth, siblings relations, teenage life, nothing goes right, society, christianity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, 2000s, 80s ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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 ...
Audience: teen comedy
Plot: immigrants, family relations, asian american, restaurant, family life, parents and children, suburbs, society, youth, school, brother brother relationship, middle school ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: florida, usa, orlando florida
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100%
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Dinosaurs (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Dinosaurs follows the life of a family of dinosaurs, living in a modern world. They have TV's, fridges, microwaves, and every modern convenience.
Style: sitcom, humorous, light, entertaining, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: dinosaur, family relations, puppets, puppet, eccentric family, parents and children, workplace situations, mischievous children, everyday life, animal life, disorder, boss and employee ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times, 90s, prehistoric
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100%
 6.6
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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, feel good, sentimental, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: family, family relations, parents and children, family life, teenage life, adolescence vs adulthood, suburban life, siblings relations, couple relations, suburbs, love and romance, youth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, long island, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, culture clash, family life, parents and children, suburban life, suburbs, workplace situations, teenage life, columnist, friends, disorder, power relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, 90s
Place: usa, pittsburgh, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: family, family relations, eccentric family, teenage life, parents and children, siblings relations, adolescence vs adulthood, couple relations, youth, family values, dysfunctional family, family life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, long island, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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, humorous, realistic, not serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, disorder, youth, family, eccentric family, family life, parents and children, actor playing himself, short lived, television flop
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.2
 11K
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, humorous, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: family relations, teenage life, high school life, parents and children, sister sister relationship, friendship, twins, twin sister, lifestyle, youth, eccentric family, verbal byplay ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.3
 31K
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, feel good, realistic, semi serious, witty ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, family values, parents and children, family life, couples, lifestyle, teenage life, couple relations, verbal byplay, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Clarissa Explains It All (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Clarissa Explains It All is an American teen sitcom that aired on Nickelodeon. Created by Mitchell Kriegman, it aired for five seasons for a total of 65 episodes from March 23, 1991, to December 3, 1994, and then went into reruns. In the series, ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, teen comedy
Plot: family relations, school, architect, grownups, talking to the audience, satire, breaking the fourth wall, talking to the camera, teenager, suburban life, teenage love, suburbs ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.2
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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, touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: clergy, family relations, church, family life, siblings relations, eccentric family, single parent, youth, social relations, parents and children
Time: 90s
Place: usa, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Brothers Garcia (2000)
Genre: Family, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The Brothers García is an American sitcom that premiered in 2000 on Nickelodeon and ended in 2004. It was among the first projects of Sí TV, an effort to produce programming featuring Latino characters, however being aimed at a diverse audience. ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, sentimental, feel good, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family, family life, teenage life, youth, social relations, siblings relations, immigrants, family relations, teenager, latinos, latin, school ...
Time: 90s, 2000s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.0
 7K
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, humorous, realistic, witty, touching ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: family relations, single parent, single father, eccentric family, youth, teenage life, family, father daughter relationship, female protagonist, teenage girl, brother sister relationship, father son relationship ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%