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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, not serious, talky, humorous, offbeat, realistic, witty
Plot: sitcom, workplace situations, drugs/alcohol, workplace, store, friends, best friends, odd couple, friendship, misfit, unfulfillment, disorder, nihilism, owner, salesman, irish, manager, workplace problem, antisocial behavior, uptight character, odd, assistant, coworker, british tv, irishman ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, europe, london

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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 sitcom, disorder, workplace, workplace situations, friends, nothing goes right and buddies mostly in Comedy, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like Black Books: Spaced (1999), Green Wing (2004), The Office (2001), Father Ted (1995), The Young Ones (1982). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: surreal, not serious, talky, humorous, offbeat ...
Plot: sitcom, roommate, friendship, artist, slacker, dog, platonic, deception, twentysomething life, verbal byplay, drugs/alcohol, cult ...
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Place: europe, london, england
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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 ...
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Plot: hospital, sitcom, love triangle, comedy of errors, battle of the sexes, workplace romance, workplace situations, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, workplace, prank ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, europe
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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: not serious, humorous, talky, witty, realistic ...
Plot: sitcom, office, christmas, employment, job, employer employee relationship, boss and employee, workplace, boss, obnoxious boss, workplace situations, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, europe
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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, not serious, humorous, realistic, witty ...
Plot: island, priest, clergy, sitcom, irish, small town life, religions or cults, small town, friendship, misfit, society, social relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: ireland, europe
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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: surreal, humorous, not serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: sitcom, college life, student, hippie, cult, buddies, student life, twentysomething life, youth, social relations, friends, social misfits ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe, london, medical school
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Are You Being Served? (1972)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 28 min.
Story: Classic comedy set in fading department store Grace Brothers.
Style: not serious, talky, humorous, realistic, witty
Plot: sitcom, farce, department store, store, workplace, sexism, boss and employee, workplace situations, camp, power relations, gays and lesbians, workplace intrigue ...
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Place: england, europe, london
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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: not serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: sitcom, jewish, family dinner, neighbor, comedy of errors, parents and children, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, family, eccentric family, family gatherings, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
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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: surreal, not serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: sitcom, domestic disturbance, disorder, nothing goes right, uninvited guest, guest
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Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
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, clever, not serious, humorous ...
Plot: monty python, cross dressing, stupidity, nothing goes right, rock, disorder, fish out of water, cult, goofy hero, chaos and mayhem, media satire, showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: england, europe
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Gimme Gimme Gimme (1999)
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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Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 29 min.
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Trollied (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 26 min.
Story: Set in Valco, a fictional budget supermarket in the north west of England, Trollied finds the funny in one of our most familiar surroundings and focuses on the types of characters we all recognise: bored checkout staff, ineffectual managers and a ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic
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Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
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Country: UK
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Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, offbeat ...
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Country: UK
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Country: UK
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Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, witty
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Big Train (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Big Train is a surreal British television comedy sketch show created by Arthur Mathews and Graham Linehan, writers of the successful sitcom Father Ted. The first series was broadcast on BBC Two in 1998, while the second, in which Linehan was not ...
Style: surreal, humorous, not serious, realistic, witty ...
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The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin (1976)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
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Style: cynical, semi serious, realistic, humorous, surreal
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Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
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Style: clever, talky, not serious, realistic, humorous ...
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Country: UK
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 25 min.
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Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
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Style: talky, humorous, not serious, realistic, offbeat ...
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The Thick of It (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 29 min.
Story: Set in the corridors of power and spin, the Minister for Social Affairs is continually harassed by Number 10's policy enforcer and dependent on his not-so-reliable team of civil servants.
Style: clever, talky, semi serious, witty, realistic ...
Plot: sitcom, politics, state affairs, political satire, power relations, workplace, political intrigue, workplace situations, media, society, stupidity, government official ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
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The Odd Couple (2015)
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: humorous, not serious, realistic, witty
Audience: family outing
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Early Doors (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: A sitcom set in a small pub in Manchester, “The Grapes”, where daily life is bound up in the issues of love, loneliness, and blocked urinals. Regular drinkers Joe and Duffy pass the time with landlord Ken and his police officer cronies.
Style: semi serious, talky, humorous, realistic
Plot: sitcom, bar, working class, friends, pub, buddies, workplace situations, society, workplace, gossip and rumors, slacker, everyday life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, northern england
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Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
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Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: sitcom, store, workplace situations, workplace, grocery store, parents and children, family relations
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, northern england, yorkshire
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