Movies and TV shows like Malcolm in the Middle

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Malcolm in the Middle (2000)
 8.0
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Malcolm in the Middle (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: A gifted young teen tries to survive life with his dimwitted, dysfunctional family.
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, sitcom, neurotic, dark humor, light, clever, not serious
Audience: teens
Plot: siblings relations, family relations, parents and children, teenage life, prodigy, youth, suburban life, lifestyle, eccentric family, anger, uptight character, social satire, sarcasm, marriage, irony, teenager, dysfunctional family, family life, parenthood, odd, suburbs, family problems, adolescence, weirdo, coming of age ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa

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 family relations, parents and children, family, youth, family life, siblings relations and teenage life mostly in Comedy, Family and Romance genres. Some movies like Malcolm in the Middle: The Middle (2009), Everybody Hates Chris (2005), My Wife and Kids (2001), Drake & Josh (2004), Married with Children (1987). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Middle (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
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, parents and children, family values, family life, family relations, marriage, adolescence, family, teenage boy, couple relations, eccentric family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Everybody Hates Chris (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
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, realistic, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: misfit, teenage life, bully, working class, high school, black family, african american, parents and children, family life, friendship, eccentric family, youth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
My Wife and Kids (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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, couple relations, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family relations, working class, siblings relations, family life, family gatherings, eccentric family, family problems, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: connecticut, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 34K
Drake & Josh (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
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, teens, family outing
Plot: teenage life, family relations, siblings relations, lifestyle, adolescence vs adulthood, step siblings, unlikely partners, prank, manipulations, manipulation, deal, family ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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Married with Children (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
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, feel good, light, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dysfunctional family, family life, family problems, struggle, parents and children, working class, misfit, promiscuous daughter, stupidity, neighbor, marriage, family relations ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 30K
The Goldbergs (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
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: retro, family life, childhood, parents and children, teenage life, overbearing parent, family values, three generations, brother sister relationship, family relations, jewish, neighbor ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: pennsylvania, usa, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 8.0
 72K
Frasier (1993)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
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, 2000s, 1990s, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington, washington state, manchester england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
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: teenage life, family relations, culture clash, black family, fish out of water, butler, african american, misfit, youth, siblings relations, verbal byplay, eccentric family ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 8.0
 34K
Raising Hope (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
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, disorder, eccentric family, responsibility, parents and children, immature, parenthood, lifestyle, twentysomething life, lifestyle change ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Bernie Mac Show (2001)
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: feel good, humorous, not serious, realistic, sitcom ...
Audience: teens
Plot: artists and showbiz, family relations, eccentric family, parents and children, family life, parenthood, husband wife relationship, black family, marriage, uncle nephew relationship, youth, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Cory in the House (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
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: humorous, feel good, sitcom, not serious, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: family relations, white house, teenager, family life, lifestyle, teenage life, parents and children, coming of age, u.s. president, teenage love, friends, high school life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Still Standing (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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, humorous, sentimental, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: lifestyle, parents and children, eccentric family, family life, single parent, family problems, childhood sweetheart, youth, reunion, tv show, working class, high school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Crash & Bernstein (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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
Audience: kids
Plot: objects come to life, siblings relations, family, imaginary, dream come true, teenage life, family relations, youth, best friends, talking animals, odd, kids and family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Neighbors (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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, parents and children, benign alien, couples, family life, eccentric family, misfit, suburban life, social relations, disorder, alien contact ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Out of Practice (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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, humorous, not serious, realistic, light ...
Plot: family relations, eccentric family, parents and children, family, power relations, therapy, siblings relations, doctors and patients, couple relations, doctor, family disapproval, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Grounded for Life (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
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, nothing goes right, siblings relations, teenage life, society, youth, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 1990s, 80s ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.2
 10K
Sister, Sister (1994)
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: sitcom, touching, humorous, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: family relations, teenage life, high school life, parents and children, twins, twin sister, eccentric family, youth, lifestyle, verbal byplay, friendship, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.5
 12K
Step by Step (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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, brother brother relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Mr. Belvedere (1985)
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: sitcom, realistic, semi serious, touching, witty ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, siblings relations, family life, teenage life, suburban life, friendship, suburbs, parents and children, friends, columnist, disorder, power relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, 90s
Place: pittsburgh, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.6
 13K
Growing Pains (1985)
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: sitcom, sentimental, feel good, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: family, family relations, society, love and romance, youth, siblings relations, family life, suburbs, couple relations, suburban life, adolescence vs adulthood, teenage life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, long island, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The War at Home (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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, humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: family, family relations, parents and children, eccentric family, teenage life, couple relations, adolescence vs adulthood, siblings relations, family values, youth, dysfunctional family, indoor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, long island, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.3
 31K
The Cosby Show (1984)
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: 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, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s, 1990s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.5
 4K
Hope & Faith (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Hope, a down-to-earth, happily married mother of three has her tidy world turned upside down when her celebrity sister moves in. Faith was living the Hollywood life as a soap opera star before her character was killed off.
Style: sitcom, humorous, semi serious, sincere, light ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: artists and showbiz, actor's life, sibling relationship, suburban life, family, sister sister relationship, couple relations, siblings relations, celebrity culture, family life, suburbs, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 6.0
 7K
Blossom (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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, father son relationship, brother sister relationship, teenage girl ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Jeff Foxworthy Show (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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, youth, family, eccentric family, parents and children, family life, short lived, television flop, actor playing himself
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.2
 222
Soul Man (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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: family relations, clergy, church, family life, siblings relations, eccentric family, youth, single parent, social relations, parents and children
Time: 90s
Place: usa, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.7
 3K
Moesha (1996)
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: sitcom, feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: pre-teens, teens, family outing
Plot: family relations, verbal byplay, parents and children, family, best friends, lifestyle, youth, friends, eccentric family, family life, teenage life, blended family ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.6
 275
Raising Dad (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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, youth, family life, teenage life, siblings relations, living with parents, indoor, high school life, single parent, coming of age, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Brothers Garcia (2000)
Genre: Family, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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: humorous, touching, feel good, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family, teenage life, family life, siblings relations, social relations, youth, immigrants, family relations, teenager, latinos, latin, brother ...
Time: 90s, 2000s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Naturally, Sadie (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Naturally, Sadie is a Canadian comedy teen drama sitcom that ran for three seasons from June 24, 2005 to August 26, 2007. It was produced in Canada, set in Whitby, Ontario. Filmed in Toronto, Ontario, most of the show was shot inside a former ...
Style: humorous, feel good, captivating, light, touching ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: family relations, teenager, high school life, family, parents and children, teachers and students, siblings relations, animal life, high school, nature, friendship, best friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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