Movies and TV shows like Black Books

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Black Books (2000)
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Black Books (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Black Books centres around the foul tempered and wildly eccentric bookshop owner Bernard Black. Bernard’s devotion to the twin pleasures of drunkenness and wilful antagonism deepens and enriches both his life and that of Manny, his assistant. Bearded, sweet and good, Manny is everything that Bernard isn’t and is punished by Bernard relentlessly just for the crime of existing. They depend on each other for meaning as Fran, their oldest friend, depends on them for distraction. Black Books is a haven of books, wine and conversation, the only threat to the group’s peace and prosperity is their own limitless stupidity.
Style: surreal, sitcom, offbeat, humorous, witty, not serious, realistic, talky
Plot: bookstore, weirdo, best friends, workplace, friendship, salesman, store, uptight character, odd couple, workplace situations, workplace problem, friends, misfit, irish, odd, manager, coworker, farce, nihilism, assistant, disorder, drugs/alcohol, owner, antisocial behavior, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 2000s
Place: england, london, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, not serious and sitcom films and TV series with plots about british humour, disorder, workplace, workplace situations, friends, satire and friendship mostly in Comedy, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like Black Books: Father Ted (1995), Spaced (1999), Community (2009), Fawlty Towers (1975), Green Wing (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Father Ted (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
Story: A crazy comedy about three rather strange parish priests exiled to Craggy Island, a remote island off the Irish west coast.
Style: surreal, semi serious, not serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: priest, island, clergy, friendship, against the odds, family relations, small town, family life, eccentric family, uninhibited rivalry, contests and competitions, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: ireland, europe
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Spaced (1999)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Spaced: the anti-Friends, in that it examines the lives of common 20 somethings, but in a way that is more down to earth and realistic. Here we have Daisy and Tim; two 'young' adults with big dreams just trying to get by in this crazy ...
Style: sitcom, surreal, talky, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: roommate, dog, platonic, artist, slacker, deception, writers, friendship, sexual tension, party, friends, journalist ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 2000s ...
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Community (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Follow the lives of a group of students at what is possibly the world’s worst community college in the fictional locale of Greendale, Colorado.
Style: witty, not serious, sitcom, humorous, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college life, lifestyle change, student life, friends, social relations, odd, hardcase students, geek, friendship, uptight character, weirdo, young people ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa, colorado
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It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Four egocentric friends who run a neighborhood Irish pub in Philadelphia try to find their way through the adult world of work and relationships. Unfortunately, their warped views and precarious judgments often lead them to trouble, creating a ...
Style: sitcom, witty, humorous, bad taste humour, realistic ...
Plot: bar, slacker, buddies, nothing goes right, misfit, family relations, alcohol, stupidity, drunkenness, family problems, dysfunctional family, irish ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
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Fawlty Towers (1975)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Fawlty Towers is a British sitcom produced by BBC Television that was first broadcast on BBC2 in 1975 and 1979. Twelve episodes were made. The show was written by John Cleese and his then wife Connie Booth, both of whom also starred in the ...
Style: sitcom, feel good, witty, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: waiter, chef, hotel, couples, tourist, farce, couple relations, workplace situations, misfit, workplace, goofy hero, nothing goes right ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
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Green Wing (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 65 min.
Story: Green Wing is a British sitcom set in the fictional East Hampton Hospital. It was created by the same team behind the sketch show Smack the Pony, led by Victoria Pile, and stars Tamsin Greig, Stephen Mangan and Julian Rhind-Tutt. Although set in a ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, witty, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: hospital, love triangle, comedy of errors, love affair, workplace, fall in love, battle of the sexes, prank, staff, doctor, workplace romance, workplace situations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: europe, england
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The Office (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The Office is a British sitcom television series that was first broadcast in the United Kingdom on BBC Two on 9 July 2001. Created, written, and directed by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, the programme is about the day-to-day lives of office ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, not serious, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: office, boss, employer employee relationship, workplace, job, boss and employee, goofy hero, everyday life, disorder, coworker, workplace problem, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, europe
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The Catherine Tate Show (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The Catherine Tate Show is a British television sketch comedy written by Catherine Tate and Aschlin Ditta. Tate also stars in all but one of the show's sketches, which feature a wide range of characters. The Catherine Tate Show airs on BBC Two ...
Style: humorous, witty, not serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: lifestyle, comedian, working class, youth, best friends, social misfits, society, workplace, workplace situations, british humour, profanity, satire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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100%
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The Young Ones (1982)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 410 min.
Story: The Young Ones is a British sitcom, broadcast in Great Britain from 1982 to 1984 in two six-part series. Shown on BBC2, it featured anarchic, offbeat humour which helped bring alternative comedy to television in the 1980s and made household names of ...
Style: sitcom, surreal, realistic, not serious, humorous ...
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The Office (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: The everyday lives of office employees in the Scranton, Pennsylvania branch of the fictional Dunder Mifflin Paper Company.
Style: not serious, sitcom, talky, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: office, job, obnoxious boss, salesman, workplace situations, love and romance, promotion, career, team, disorder, intern, social awkwardness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, new york, usa
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 21 min.
Story: Oscar's life seems almost perfect...sure he's divorced and his apartment is a mess, but he's the host of a well-known sports show, and is enjoying his bachelor lifestyle in New York City. That is until his college friend, Felix, shows ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, not serious, realistic, witty
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Plot: odd couple, friendship, friends, dating, disorder, roommate, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, misfit, radio show, macho man, job, high maintenance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Friday Night Dinner (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Two siblings share their Friday night dinners at their parents home and, somehow, something always goes wrong.
Style: sitcom, not serious, humorous, realistic, nostalgic
Plot: jewish, family relations, family dinner, eccentric family, parents and children, comedy of errors, social awkwardness, disorder, marriage, family gatherings, couple relations, middle aged ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: england, europe
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The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 25 min.
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Plot: disorder, nothing goes right, farce, fish out of water, workplace, office, salesman, manager, workplace situations, boss and employee, misfit, culture clash ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
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Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
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Style: sitcom, semi serious, realistic, feel good, humorous ...
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Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
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Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
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Style: surreal, biting, not serious, suspense, witty ...
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
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34%
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Seinfeld (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
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Style: sitcom, witty, humorous, talky, not serious ...
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100%
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Big Train (1998)
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Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
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Plot: comedian, disorder, silly humor, satire, joke, irreverence, parody, british tv, british, social satire, surrealism, actress playing multiple roles ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 90s
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Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 28 min.
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Style: sitcom, witty, humorous, talky, realistic ...
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Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, london
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Trollied (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 26 min.
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33%
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Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
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Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Country: UK
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Style: sitcom, humorous, semi serious, light, feel good ...
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32%
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Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
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Style: sitcom, humorous, semi serious, realistic, talky
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Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
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Style: sitcom, not serious, realistic, witty, humorous ...
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Place: england, europe
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31%
House of Fools (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Story: Surreal sitcom with Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer. A series of anarchic affairs featuring the uninvited lodgers and guests that cause chaos and disruption in their home.
Style: sitcom, surreal, not serious, humorous, realistic
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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31%
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Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 29 min.
Story: Linda La Hughes (Kathy Burke) shares a flat with Tom Farrell (James Dreyfus). Linda is overweight, loudmouthed and not particularly attractive. She thinks she's gorgeous and irrestible, however. She's also sex mad and obsessed with men. ...
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Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 2000s
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
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31%
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Ideal (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
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Style: dark humor, sitcom, not serious, surreal, humorous ...
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30%
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