Movies and TV shows like Black Books

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Black Books
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, not serious, talky, humorous, offbeat, realistic, witty
Plot: sitcom, workplace situations, drugs/alcohol, workplace, store, friends, best friends, odd couple, friendship, misfit, unfulfillment, disorder, british humour, nihilism, owner, salesman, irish, manager, workplace problem, antisocial behavior, uptight character, odd, assistant, coworker, british tv ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, europe, london
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Spaced
Action, Comedy
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25 min.
 8.6
The Office
Comedy, Drama
UK
30 min.
 8.5
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, not serious and witty films and TV series with plots about british humour, sitcom, workplace, friends, disorder, workplace situations and lifestyle mostly in Comedy, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like Black Books: I'm Alan Partridge (1997), Green Wing (2004), Spaced (1999), The Office (2001), Life's Too Short (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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I'm Alan Partridge
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 29 min.
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Duration: 65 min.
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 8.5
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Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
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Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
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Country: UK
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