Movies and TV shows like The Wonder Years

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The Wonder Years (1988)
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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 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, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, feel good, realistic, sitcom, contemplative
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: childhood, generation gap, friends, childhood sweetheart, suburbs, coming of age, family relations, americana, teenager, high school, family, teenage life, love and romance, family life, siblings relations, teenage love, first love, parents and children, family values, lifestyle, suburban life, friendship, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, best friend ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, sitcom and sentimental films and TV series with plots about youth, family relations, teenage life, family, family life, parents and children and teenager mostly in Comedy, Family and Drama genres. Some movies like The Wonder Years: The Goldbergs (2013), Boy Meets World (1993), The Brady Bunch (1969), That '70s Show (1998), Eight Is Enough (1977). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: retro, sitcom, humorous, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: family life, childhood, parents and children, teenage life, overbearing parent, family values, three generations, brother sister relationship, jewish, family relations, protective parent, health situation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: pennsylvania, usa, philadelphia
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Boy Meets World (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
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: sitcom, realistic, semi serious, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, teen drama, pre-teens, teens, kids
Plot: coming of age, family relations, friendship, high school, school, college, high school life, teenage life, teenage love, supportive parent, power relations, best friends ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 2000s
Place: philadelphia, pennsylvania, usa
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100%
The Brady Bunch (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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: sitcom, not serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: family, family relations, architect, cheerleader, suburbs, mischievous children, couples, step siblings, optimism, coming of age, youth, siblings relations ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: los angeles, usa
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100%
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That '70s Show (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
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: sitcom, humorous, sentimental, realistic, not serious ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: friendship, family relations, group of friends, parents and children, couple relations, generation gap, first love, drugs/alcohol, americana, teenage love, adolescence vs adulthood, cannabis ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Eight Is Enough (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: touching, humorous, sentimental, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, remarry, couples, columnist, family life, siblings relations, teenage life, parents and children, couple relations, love and romance, family, single parent ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, sacramento california
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100%
Freaks and Geeks (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
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: humorous, semi serious, retro, captivating, light ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: weed, nerd, teenage life, high school, friendship, social misfits, social relations, teacher, slacker, cheerleader, suburbs, socially awkward ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980, year 1981
Place: detroit, usa, michigan
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100%
My So-Called Life (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The life of a 15 year-old high school student, whose angst-ridden journey through adolescence, friendship, parents, and life teaches her what it means to grow up.
Style: sincere, sentimental, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, teen drama
Plot: first love, high school hunk, high school, coming of age, family relations, teenage girl, teenage daughter, adolescence, teen romance, shyness, gay teenager, teenage crush ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Little House on the Prairie (1974)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: sentimental, sincere, touching, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: farm, americana, family life, small town, parents and children, family relations, family, love and romance, small town life, romance, teachers and students, siblings relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 1880s, 1870s
Place: minnesota, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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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, twin sister, lifestyle, youth, eccentric family, verbal byplay, teenage girl ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, detroit
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100%
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Happy Days (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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: sitcom, humorous, realistic, semi serious, sentimental ...
Plot: friendship, teenage love, family life, youth, love and romance, buddies, coming of age, teenage life, siblings relations, parents and children, family relations, basketball ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: usa, wisconsin, milwaukee wisconsin
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100%
Diff'rent Strokes (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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: realistic, touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: interracial adoption, orphan, family relations, adoption, african american, brother brother relationship, family, family life, odd couple, siblings relations, parents and children, eccentric family ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa, manhattan, new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Girl Meets World (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
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, sitcom, sentimental, realistic, thought provoking ...
Audience: teens, family outing, teen comedy, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, school, teenager, teenage girl, parents and children, best friends, family values, supportive parent, youth, family, self discovery, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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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, feel good, sentimental, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: family, family relations, society, love and romance, youth, parents and children, family life, teenage life, adolescence vs adulthood, suburban life, siblings relations, couple relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, long island, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Secret Life of the American Teenager (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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, realistic, serious, touching, suspenseful ...
Audience: teen drama, girls' night, teens
Plot: teenage pregnancy, high school, family relations, teenage life, parents and children, youth, teenager, coming of age, friendship, suburbs, teenage boy, high school student ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Family Ties (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Former 1960s flower children Steven and Elyse Keaton raise their conservative son Alex, daughters Mallory and Jennifer, and later, youngest child Andrew.
Style: sitcom, humorous, realistic, semi serious, witty
Audience: family outing
Plot: family, family relations, liberal, culture clash, parents and children, lifestyle, hippie, republican, siblings relations, adolescence vs adulthood, youth, americana ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Beverly Hills, 90210 followed the lives of a group of teenagers living in the upscale, star-studded community of Beverly Hills, California and attending the fictitious West Beverly Hills High School and, subsequently, the fictitious California ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, romantic, uplifting
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage love, high school, friendship, teenage life, family relations, youth, rich kid, social issues, social relations, up and down relationship, lifestyle, love and romance ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, 20th century, 21st century, 2000s
Place: beverly hills, usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Saved by the Bell (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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: sitcom, not serious, realistic, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: teen comedy, teens, pre-teens
Plot: high school, boss, cheerleader, teenage love, high school life, friendship, interracial friendship, school, rivalry, classmate, best friend, young love ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Switched at Birth (2011)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The story of two teenage girls who discover they were accidentally switched as newborns in the hospital. Bay Kennish grew up in a wealthy family with two parents and a brother, while Daphne Vasquez, who lost her hearing at an early age due to a case ...
Style: touching, serious, sentimental, realistic, captivating
Audience: family outing, teen drama
Plot: sign language, mute or deaf, best friends, teenage life, family relations, deaf, friendship, social relations, relatives, friends, family life, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, kansas city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Degrassi High (1987)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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, serious, sentimental, touching, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, friendship, high school life, looking for love, family relations, teenager, teenage life, youth, friends, love and romance, society, social relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s, 90s
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Family Matters (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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: sitcom, feel good, humorous, witty, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, silly humor, social relations, disorder, indoor, family, lifestyle, goofy hero, youth, siblings relations, suburbs, suburban life ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: chicago illinois, illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 36K
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, adolescence vs adulthood, step siblings, manipulations, unlikely partners, prank, manipulation, deal, family ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 83K
Flipped (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Juli meets Bryce in the second grade, she knows it's true love. After spending six years trying to convince Bryce the same, she's ready to give up - until he starts to reconsider.
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, sweet, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, kids
Plot: first love, teenage love, fall in love, love and romance, teenage life, school, teenage boy, teen romance, adolescence, childhood sweetheart, neighbor, childhood ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 1950s, 50s, contemporary ...
Place: usa, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, witty, sitcom, realistic, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: family relations, siblings relations, prodigy, parents and children, teenage life, suburban life, youth, social satire, dark humor, dysfunctional family, teenager, family problems ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.2
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7th Heaven (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, realistic, feel good, sincere ...
Plot: family relations, family life, parents and children, suburbs, suburban life, society, teenage love, parenthood, husband wife relationship, brother sister relationship, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Victorious (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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: feel good, realistic, semi serious, humorous, sitcom
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: high school, teachers and students, high school life, hollywood, teenage life, teenage girl, music, love and romance, lifestyle, singer, family, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Good Luck Charlie (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
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: sitcom, feel good, witty, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: large family, adolescence, diary, nurse, family relations, parents and children, family values, parenthood, siblings relations, youth, family, suburban life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.6
 18K
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, pre-teens, kids
Plot: friendship, family relations, teenage life, youth, family, siblings relations, school, female protagonist, part animation, teenager, popular girl, indoor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.7
 53K
Full House (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
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: sitcom, sentimental, humorous, touching, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: father daughter relationship, family, friends, single parent, family life, single father, parents and children, eccentric family, siblings relations, friendship, family relations, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 8.2
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State of Grace (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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: touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, teenage life, family relations, family, youth, family life, jewish family, teenager, child protagonist, school, protective parent, friends ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%