Movies and TV shows like Black Books

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Black Books (2000)
 8.5
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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: surreal, humorous, witty, sitcom, not serious, offbeat, realistic, talky, odd
Plot: bookstore, weirdo, best friends, workplace, friends, misfit, irish, farce, friendship, salesman, store, uptight character, odd couple, workplace situations, workplace problem, disorder, unfulfillment, unlikely friendships, silly humor, surrealism, employer employee relationship, manager, coworker, nihilism, assistant ...
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: Father Ted (1995), Spaced (1999), Friday Night Dinner (2011), Fawlty Towers (1975), Community (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Father Ted (1995)
Genre: Comedy
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Duration: 25 min.
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Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
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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.
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Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
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Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
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Audience: teens
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The Catherine Tate Show (2004)
Genre: Comedy
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Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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Country: UK
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Genre: Comedy
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Duration: 22 min.
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TV show
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TV show
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TV show
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TV show
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Country: UK
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TV show
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TV show
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TV show
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Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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Country: USA
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TV show
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Country: UK
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TV show
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Country: UK
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TV show
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Style: sitcom, humorous, witty, feel good, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy
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TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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Genre: Comedy
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TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
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TV show
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