Movies and TV shows like Black Books

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Black Books (2000)
 8.5
 58K
Black Books (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
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: humorous, surreal, witty, sitcom, not serious, realistic, talky, offbeat, odd
Plot: bookstore, weirdo, best friends, workplace, friends, misfit, irish, farce, friendship, store, odd couple, workplace situations, workplace problem, uptight character, disorder, silly humor, unfulfillment, salesman, surrealism, employer employee relationship, wine, irishman, accountant, drunkenness, manager ...
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, not serious, realistic and sitcom films and TV series with plots about disorder, british humour, workplace, friends, friendship, workplace situations and satire mostly in Comedy, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like Black Books: Spaced (1999), Father Ted (1995), Friday Night Dinner (2011), Fawlty Towers (1975), Community (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Spaced (1999)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
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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 ...
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Plot: roommate, artist, deception, dog, slacker, platonic, friendship, writers, silly humor, ex husband, weirdo, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 90s, contemporary, 2000s
Place: europe, london, england
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Father Ted (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
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, bishop, friendship, catholic church, against the odds, family relations, contests and competitions, love and romance, workplace, eccentric family ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: ireland, europe
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Friday Night Dinner (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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
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Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england, europe
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 8.8
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Fawlty Towers (1975)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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, not serious, feel good, witty, realistic ...
Plot: waiter, hotel, chef, tourist, couples, farce, married couple, goofy hero, nothing goes right, workplace, obnoxious boss, misfit ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Community (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
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, sitcom, not serious, humorous, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college life, geek, friends, student life, social relations, hardcase students, college, friendship, lifestyle change, uptight character, immature, crush ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa, colorado
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The IT Crowd (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: UK Comedy series about two I.T. nerds and their clueless female manager, who work in the basement of a very successful company. When they are called on for help, they are never treated with any respect at all.
Style: sitcom, witty, humorous, not serious, realistic ...
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Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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, not serious, witty, realistic, cynical ...
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It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
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, realistic, not serious ...
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Green Wing (2004)
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Country: UK
Duration: 65 min.
TV show
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TV show
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 9.0
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
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Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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 ...
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 58K
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Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
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TV show
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Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
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TV show
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100%
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TV show
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Mongrels (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Mongrels, formerly known under the working titles of We Are Mongrels and The Un-Natural World, is a British puppet-based situation comedy series first broadcast on BBC Three between 22 June and 10 August 2010, with a making-of documentary entitled ...
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Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Max And Paddy's Road To Nowhere is the much-loved sequel to Peter Kay's critically-acclaimed comedy series, "Phoenix Nights". Written by and starring Peter Kay and Patrick McGuinness, this six-part comedy/drama series is the ...
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Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: Jeeves and Wooster is a British comedy-drama series adapted by Clive Exton from P.G. Wodehouse's "Jeeves" stories. The series was a collaboration between Brian Eastman of Picture Partnership Productions and Granada Television. It ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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Style: sitcom, humorous, captivating, light, feel good ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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10 Items or Less (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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Style: humorous, sitcom, light, captivating, feel good ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Monty Python’s Flying Circus is a British sketch comedy series created by the comedy group Monty Python and broadcast by the BBC from 1969 to 1974. The shows were composed of surreality, risqué or innuendo-laden humour, sight gags and ...
Style: surreal, biting, not serious, suspense, humorous ...
Plot: satire, insanity, stupidity, weirdo, monty python, cross dressing, chaos, disorder, reporter, impersonating, family relations, mishap ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Mid Morning Matters with Alan Partridge (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
TV show
Story: Famous DJ Alan Partridge gives us an insight into what happens behind the microphone at North Norfolk digital radio.
Style: not serious, humorous, clever, talky, realistic ...
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Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 8.9
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Seinfeld (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Seinfeld is an American television sitcom that originally aired on NBC from July 5, 1989, to May 14, 1998. It lasted nine seasons, and is now in syndication. It was created by Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld, the latter starring as a fictionalized ...
Style: sitcom, talky, not serious, humorous, witty ...
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Time: 20th century, 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
You Rang, M'Lord? (1988)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: You Rang M'Lord? is a British comedy series written by Jimmy Perry and David Croft, the creators of Dad's Army, It Ain't Half Hot Mum and Hi-de-Hi! It was broadcast between 1990 and 1993 on the BBC. The show was a comedy set in the ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
House of Fools (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
TV show
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Style: sitcom, surreal, not serious, realistic, humorous
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 8.1
 1K
Getting On (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Darkly comic series about life on a hospital ward and a nursing team who have to get on with the job despite challenges thrown up by the modern NHS.
Style: sitcom, not serious, humorous, realistic, witty ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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31%