Movies and TV shows like The Wonder Years

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The Wonder Years (1988)
 8.3
 32K
The Wonder Years (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
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 in the Nielsen Top Thirty for four of its six seasons. TV Guide named the show one of the 20 best of the 1980s. After only six episodes aired, The Wonder Years won an Emmy for best comedy series in 1988. In addition, at age 13, Fred Savage became the youngest actor ever nominated as Outstanding Lead Actor for a Comedy Series. The show was also awarded a Peabody Award in 1989, for pushing the boundaries of the sitcom format and using new modes of storytelling. The series won 22 awards and was nominated for 54 more. In 1997, "My Father's Office" was ranked #29 on TV Guide's 100 Greatest Episodes of All Time, and in the 2009 revised list the pilot episode was ranked #43. The TV show is named after the band, The Wonder Years.
Style: touching, humorous, sentimental, feel good, realistic, semi serious
Audience: family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: childhood, generation gap, friends, childhood sweetheart, friendship, coming of age, americana, family, high school, sitcom, teenager, best friend, junior high school, teenage love, teenage life, first love, youth, family relations, parents and children, love and romance, family life, family values, american dream, society, lifestyle ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: usa

Most similar movies to The Wonder Years

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and feel good films and TV series with plots about youth, family relations, teenage life, family, sitcom, parents and children and family life mostly in Comedy, Family and Drama genres. Some movies like The Wonder Years: Freaks and Geeks (1999), Eight Is Enough (1977), The Brady Bunch (1969), Little House on the Prairie (1974), Girl Meets World (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Freaks and Geeks (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: High school mathlete Lindsay Weir rebels and begins hanging out with a crowd of burnouts (the "freaks"), while her brother Sam Weir navigates a different part of the social universe with his nerdy friends (the "geeks").
Style: realistic, witty, clever, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: teen drama, teens
Plot: high school, slacker, freak, teacher, geek, retro, teenage life, friendship, high school life, social misfits, friends, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1981, year 1980
Place: detroit, usa, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Eight Is Enough (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: humorous, semi serious, feel good, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: single parent, couple relations, family, remarry, parents and children, love and romance, family relations, siblings relations, teenage life, looking for love, couples, family life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Brady Bunch (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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: humorous, realistic, feel good, not serious, sentimental
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, cheerleader, architect, sitcom, siblings relations, suburban life, couples, teenage life, family life, suburbs, parents and children, couple relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Little House on the Prairie (1974)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Little House on the Prairie is an American Western drama television series, starring Michael Landon, Melissa Gilbert, and Karen Grassle, about a family living on a farm in Walnut Grove, Minnesota, in the 1870s and 1880s.
Style: sincere, touching, feel good, realistic, serious ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: farm, family, small town, americana, small town life, love and romance, social relations, family life, romance, siblings relations, teachers and students, parents and children ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 1870s, 1800s
Place: kansas, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Girl Meets World (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
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, sentimental, realistic, light, thought provoking ...
Audience: teens, family outing, teen drama, teen comedy
Plot: coming of age, sitcom, teenager, school, family values, best friends, supportive parent, parents and children, family, youth, self discovery, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Boy Meets World (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
Story: Boy Meets World is an American television sitcom that chronicles the coming of age events and everyday life-lessons of Cory Matthews, a Philadelphian who grows up from a young boy to a married man. The show aired for seven seasons from 1993 to 2000 ...
Style: realistic, touching, feel good, semi serious, humorous
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, pre-teens, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, sitcom, school, dating, friendship, college, high school, neighbor, high school life, adolescence, lifestyle, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 2000s
Place: pennsylvania, philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Good Luck Charlie (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
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: feel good, witty, humorous, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: family, sitcom, nurse, family relations, parents and children, parenthood, youth, adolescence, family values, siblings relations, social relations, suburban life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.6
 16K
Lizzie McGuire (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
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: feel good, witty, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: teen comedy, kids, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, sitcom, teenage life, youth, family relations, family, siblings relations, school, female protagonist, part animation, popular girl, best friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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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: realistic, feel good, touching, semi serious, humorous
Audience: pre-teens, teens
Plot: sitcom, twins, family, family relations, student life, parents and children, college life, social relations, college, verbal byplay, siblings relations, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 8.1
 138K
That '70s Show (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Crank up the 8-track and flash back to a time when platform shoes and puka shells were all the rage in this hilarious retro-sitcom. For Eric, Kelso, Jackie, Hyde, Donna and Fez, a group of high school teens who spend most of their time hanging out ...
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen comedy
Plot: sitcom, friendship, parents and children, couple relations, generation gap, first love, drugs/alcohol, adolescence vs adulthood, americana, teenage love, dating, nurse ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.9
 17K
Victorious (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Victorious is an American sitcom created by Dan Schneider that originally aired on Nickelodeon from March 27, 2010 until February 2, 2013. The series revolves around aspiring singer Tori Vega, a teenager who attends a performing arts high school ...
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: high school life, high school, singer, hollywood, teachers and students, lifestyle, best friends, music, teenage life, sitcom, teenager, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.7
 12K
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: humorous, semi serious, sentimental, feel good, realistic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: sitcom, family, couple relations, family life, teenage life, suburbs, society, youth, love and romance, friends, family relations, suburban life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york, long island, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Degrassi High (1987)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Degrassi Junior High is a Canadian CBC Television teen drama series that was produced from 1987-1989 as part of the Degrassi series. The show followed the lives of a group of students attending the titular fictional school. Many episodes tackled ...
Style: realistic, gloomy, sentimental, touching, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, friendship, coming of age, teenager, junior high school, high school life, looking for love, society, high school, parents and children, love and romance, friends ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.4
 29K
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: sentimental, feel good, witty, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: sitcom, youth, teenage life, family life, couples, family values, family relations, couple relations, family, parents and children, verbal byplay, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.6
 28K
iCarly (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: iCarly is an American teen sitcom that ran on Nickelodeon from September 8, 2007 until November 23, 2012. The series was created by Dan Schneider. It focuses on teenager Carly Shay, who creates her own web show called iCarly with her best friends ...
Style: humorous, light, entertaining, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: teenage life, sitcom, siblings relations, teenage girl, teenager, computers and web, friendship, high school, internet video, best friends, show, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Saved by the Bell (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Saved by the Bell is an American television sitcom that aired on NBC from 1989 to 1993. The series was a retool of the Disney Channel series Good Morning, Miss Bliss. The show follows the exploits of a group of friends and their principal, and ...
Style: realistic, not serious, feel good, humorous, witty
Audience: teen comedy, pre-teens, teens
Plot: high school, friendship, teenage love, cheerleader, high school life, sitcom, youth, coming of age, lifestyle, childhood sweetheart, buddies, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s, 1990s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.7
 48K
Full House (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: sitcom, family, friends, single parent, friendship, family life, single father, youth, coming of age, eccentric family, siblings relations, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.2
 23K
7th Heaven (1996)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: 7th Heaven is an American family drama television series, created and produced by Brenda Hampton. The series premiered on August 26, 1996, on The WB, the first time that the network aired Monday night programming, and was originally broadcast from ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, sincere, realistic, touching ...
Plot: family life, suburbs, society, suburban life, parents and children, teenage love, parenthood, father daughter relationship, brother sister relationship, father son relationship, mother daughter relationship, child's point of view ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 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: realistic, semi serious, humorous, feel good, multicultural
Audience: pre-teens, teens, family outing
Plot: sitcom, family, verbal byplay, parents and children, family relations, friends, teenage life, eccentric family, family life, best friends, youth, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.5
 14K
Happy Days (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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: sentimental, realistic, humorous, semi serious
Plot: sitcom, basketball, retro, society, lifestyle, family, music, parents and children, friends, family relations, siblings relations, love and romance ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1960s
Place: wisconsin, usa, milwaukee wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.0
 6K
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: touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous, witty
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: sitcom, family, single parent, single father, best friends, family relations, friends, siblings relations, teenage life, eccentric family, youth, friendship between girls ...
Time: 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.2
 3K
Unfabulous (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Unfabulous is an American children's television series that aired on Nickelodeon. The series is about an "unfabulous" 7th Grade middle school student named Addie Singer, played by Emma Roberts. The show, which debuted in late summer ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: middle school, teenager, best friends, coming of age, school, friendship, lifestyle, teenage love, basketball, teenage life, family, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.6
 22K
Family Matters (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: A long-running dramedy centering on the Winslow family, a middle-class African American family living in Chicago, and their pesky next-door neighbor, ultra-nerd Steve Urkel. A spin-off of Perfect Strangers.
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: sitcom, suburban life, goofy hero, lifestyle, disorder, family life, suburbs, youth, family relations, family, parents and children, social relations ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, illinois, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Silver Spoons (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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: feel good, sentimental, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: sitcom, coming of age, rich and poor, siblings relations, family, family relations, power relations, parents and children, family life, youth, americana, society ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 8.2
 540
State of Grace (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: State of Grace is an American comedy-drama series that ran for two seasons on the Fox Network's Fox Family channel during 2001 and 2002.
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: jewish, youth, friendship, school, family life, teenage life, coming of age, best friends, family, protective parent, friends, family relations ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.7
 31K
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, captivating, feel good, realistic, situational comedy ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: family, teenage life, siblings relations, lifestyle, family relations, deal, adolescence vs adulthood, unlikely partners, manipulations, step siblings, prank, parents and children ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Diff'rent Strokes (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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 ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, adoption, sitcom, anniversary, youth, teenage life, family life, disorder, eccentric family, parents and children, siblings relations, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Secret Life of the American Teenager (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Amy and her friends at Grant High learn to define themselves while they navigate the perilous waters of contemporary adolescence. Between their love triangles, secrets, drama, accusations, gossip, confusion, and scandalous rumors, there's never ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, teen drama, teens
Plot: high school, family relations, parents and children, teenage life, youth, introspection, coming of age, friendship, suburbs, teenage pregnancy, teenager, father daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.2
 14K
Family Ties (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Former 1960s flower children Steven and Elyse Keaton raise their conservative son Alex, daughters Mallory and Jennifer, and later, youngest child Andrew.
Style: semi serious, humorous, witty, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: sitcom, family, republican, culture clash, liberal, teenage life, materialism, lifestyle, society, youth, coming of age, architect ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Life As We Know It (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: See life through the eyes of Dino, Ben, and Jonathan -- three teens experiencing the joys and pains of growing up. Although different in many ways, these guys have one main thing in common -- women. Together, their attitudes about women are ...
Style: humorous, realistic, sexual, semi serious
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage love, high school, infidelity, masturbation, teachers and students, teenage life, looking for sex, youth, teacher, sexual relations, love and romance, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: contemporary
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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