Movies and TV shows like Father Ted

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Father Ted
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: humorous, not serious, surreal, witty, realistic, semi serious
Plot: island, clergy, priest, small town life, religions or cults, small town, friendship, misfit, society, sitcom, social relations, workplace, friends, irish, bishop, hysteria, goofy hero, conservative, punishment, social awkwardness, drinking problem, dimwit, mad, odd, coworker ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: ireland, europe
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, witty and not serious films and TV series with plots about sitcom, friends, society, friendship, family relations, social relations and disorder mostly in Comedy genres. Some movies like Father Ted: The Vicar of Dibley (1994), The Closer You Get (2000), Black Books (2000), The New Statesman (1987), I'm Alan Partridge (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Vicar of Dibley
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 10 min.
Story: Reverend Granger is assigned as the Vicar of the rural parish of Dibley, but she is not quite what the villagers expected.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty
Plot: church, village, fish out of water, clergy, small town, introspection, friendship, small community, parents and children, workplace romance, english countryside, sitcom ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: england, europe, britain
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The Closer You Get
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Irish bachelors take out an ad in the Miami Herald, looking for love.
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous
Plot: couple relations, friendship, village, romance, small town life, small town, village life, couples, clergy, battle of the sexes, journalism, isolation ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, ireland
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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. ...
Style: surreal, not serious, talky, humorous, offbeat ...
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Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, europe, london
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The New Statesman
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
Story: The New Statesman is a British sitcom of the late 1980s and early 1990s satirising the Conservative government of the time. It was written by Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran at the request of, and as a starring vehicle for, its principal actor, Rik ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, clever, witty ...
Plot: politics, legal action, workplace romance, media satire, suburbs, suburban life, tv show, workplace intrigue, sitcom, workplace situations, campaign, media ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: england, europe, yorkshire, northern england
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I'm Alan Partridge
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 29 min.
Story: I'm Alan Partridge is a BBC situation comedy starring Steve Coogan, of which two series of six episodes each were produced — the first in 1997 and the second in 2002. The series followed the titular Alan Partridge, a failed television ...
Style: clever, talky, not serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: sitcom, goofy hero, radio, down on your luck, hotel, artists and showbiz, buddies, desire for fame, friendship, celebrity culture, showbiz, nothing goes right ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: england, europe
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Corner Gas
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Corner Gas is a Canadian television sitcom created by Brent Butt. The series ran for six seasons from 2004 to 2009. Re-runs still air on CTV, CTV Two and The Comedy Network in Canada. Deriving its name from the roadside gas station in the fictional ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, offbeat ...
Plot: gas station, nothing goes right, small town, boss and employee, store, friendship, suburbs, fish out of water, village, suburban life, small town life, village life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
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The Pope Must Diet
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A less-than-qualified and far-from-perfect priest is mistakenly named the new pope. As the pontiff, he must deal with Vatican corruption, the Mob and the reappearance of his old lover.
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, witty, alternative comedy
Plot: clergy, comedy of errors, mistaken identity, religions or cults, dishonesty, society, disorder, pope, priest, gangsters, switching roles, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, italy
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Monty Python's Flying Circus
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, clever, not serious, humorous, offbeat ...
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Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: england, europe
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Up the Women
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: It's 1910 and we're in Banbury church hall at the Banbury Intricate Craft Circle. Margaret has been to London and discovered the Women's Suffrage movement so she decides they need to set up their own movement and The Banbury Intricate ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, captivating
Plot: sitcom, feminism, gender, small town, society, social relations, fighting the system, against the odds, battle of the sexes, idealism, friendship, small town life ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1900s
Place: england, europe
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System:   42%
    User:   50%
 
The Flying Nun
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The Flying Nun is an American sitcom produced by Screen Gems for ABC based on the 1965 book The Fifteenth Pelican, by Tere Rios. It starred Sally Field as Sister Bertrille. The series originally ran on ABC from September 7, 1967, to April 3, 1970, ...
Style: semi serious, humorous
Plot: clergy, convent, hidden identity, performer's life, nothing goes right, boss and employee, friendship, workplace romance, disorder, amateur detective, against the rules, rescue ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: latin america, puerto rico
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System:   39%
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British Men Behaving Badly
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Men Behaving Badly is a British sitcom that was created and written by Simon Nye. It follows the lives of Gary Strang and his flatmates, Dermot Povey and Tony Smart. It was first broadcast on ITV in 1992. A total of six series were made along with a ...
Style: humorous, talky, not serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: sitcom, singleness, drugs/alcohol, alcohol abuse, thirtysomething life, disorder, friends, buddies, neighbor, office, misfit partners, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe
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System:   37%
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Archie Bunker's Place
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Archie Bunker's Place is an American sitcom originally broadcast on the CBS network, conceived in 1979 as a spin-off and continuation of All in the Family. While not as popular as its predecessor, the show maintained a large enough audience to ...
Style: clever, not serious, realistic, humorous, witty
Audience: family outing
Plot: sitcom, bar, friendship, family life, working class, workplace situations, society, workplace, family relations, friends, misfit partners, eccentric family ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: new york, usa
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System:   37%
    User:   31%
 
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The Young Ones
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, not serious, humorous, offbeat, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: sitcom, buddies, cult, college life, student life, twentysomething life, youth, student, social relations, friends, social misfits, misfit ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
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Gimme Gimme Gimme
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. ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat, witty ...
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe, london
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Bless Me Father
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Bless Me Father is a British sitcom starring Arthur Lowe, Daniel Abineri, Gabrielle Daye, Patrick McAlinney, David Ryall, Derek Francis and Sheila Keith. It was aired on ITV from 1978 until 1981 and described the adventures of an Irish Catholic ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good
Plot: clergy, sitcom, church, suburban life, religions or cults, society, suburbs, social relations, catholic church, housekeeper, priest, older man younger man relationship ...
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Place: england, london
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Sanford and Son
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Sanford and Son is an American sitcom, based on the BBC's Steptoe and Son, that ran on the NBC television network from January 14, 1972, to March 25, 1977. Known for its edgy racial humor, running gags and catch phrases, the series was adapted ...
Style: talky, clever, not serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: sitcom, reluctant partners, family business, parents and children, urban, family life, partners, society, family relations, odd couple, single parent, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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Keeping Up Appearances
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Keeping Up Appearances is a British sitcom created and written by Roy Clarke for the BBC. Centred on the life of eccentric, social-climbing snob Hyacinth Bucket, the sitcom follows her obsessive and determined attempts to impress in middle class ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, clever, witty
Plot: sitcom, couple relations, social differences, eccentric family, ambition, society, snob, couples, blind ambition, parents and children, rich and poor, siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: england, europe
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Absolutely Fabulous
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Set in the world of fashion and PR, immature fun-loving mother Edina Monsoon and her best friend Patsy drive Eddie's sensible daughter, Saffron, up the wall with their constant drug abuse and outrageous selfishness. Numerous in-jokes and heavy ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, witty, biting ...
Plot: sitcom, fashion, best friends, drugs/alcohol, alcohol abuse, cult, drug abuse, eccentric family, friends, family relations, gays and lesbians, aging ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe, london, new york
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Little Mosque on the Prairie
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Little Mosque on the Prairie is a Canadian sitcom that aired on CBC, created by Zarqa Nawaz and produced by WestWind Pictures. It was filmed in Toronto, Ontario and Indian Head, Saskatchewan. The series was selected and showcased at the 2009 Dawn ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, touching, witty ...
Plot: sitcom, small town, clergy, culture clash, small town life, church, religions or cults, society, family relations, muslim, social relations, battle of the sexes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
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The King of Queens
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Three's definitely a crowd for parcel post deliveryman Doug Heffernan (Kevin James), whose newly widowed father-in-law, Arthur (Jerry Stiller), has moved in with him and his wife, Carrie (Leah Remini). Doug's no longer the king of his ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic
Plot: sitcom, working class, couples, living with parents, suburbs, family relations, buddies, battle of the sexes, friendship, couple relations, marriage, eccentric family ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century, 1990s ...
Place: new york, usa
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The Red Green Show
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 25 min.
Story: The Red Green Show is a Canadian television comedy that aired on various channels in Canada, with its ultimate home at CBC Television, and on Public Broadcasting Service stations in the United States, from 1991 until the series finale April 7, 2006, ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, offbeat ...
Plot: sitcom, friendship, parody, tv show, small town, media, disorder, friends, goofy hero, battle of the sexes, media satire, family life ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: canada
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System:   33%
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Citizen Smith
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Citizen Smith is a British television sitcom. The show was written by John Sullivan, who later wrote Only Fools and Horses. The pilot was transmitted on 12 April 1977 in the Comedy Special series of one-off plays, and the series proper ran from 3 ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, witty
Plot: sitcom, rebellion, buddies, rebelliousness, friendship, urban, unemployment, society, friends, marxism, unemployed, failed attempt ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, europe, london
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The Catherine Tate Show
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: not serious, humorous, realistic, witty, offbeat ...
Plot: social misfits, human nature, society, best friends, golden years, teenage life, working class, workplace situations, elderly, misfit, youth, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
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Bottom
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Bottom is a British anarchic sitcom that originally aired on BBC2 between 1991 and 1995. It was written by and starring comic duo Adrian Edmondson and Rik Mayall as Richie and Eddie, two flatmates who live on the dole in Hammersmith, London. The ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, witty, surreal ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: buddies, misfit partners, social misfits, nothing goes right, misfit, partners, alcoholic, virgin, unemployed, alcohol, violence, scam ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe
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The Parkers
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 20 min.
Story: The Parkers is an American sitcom that aired on UPN from August 30, 1999, to May 10, 2004. A spin-off of UPN's Moesha, The Parkers features the mother-daughter team of Nikki and Kim Parker. The Parkers' signature "Heeyyy" ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, touching
Plot: sitcom, college, friendship, parents and children, college life, student life, love and romance, couples, family relations, social relations, friends, battle of the sexes ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: california, usa, campus
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Heavens Above!
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A naive but caring prison chaplain, who happens to have the same last name as an upper class cleric, is by mistake appointed as vicar to a small and prosperous country town. His belief in charity and forgiveness sets him at odds with the ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, witty, clever
Plot: anti heroes, clergy, social misfits, factory, culture clash, village, small town life, church, village life, prison, small town, religions or cults ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, europe
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Goodness Gracious Me
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Goodness Gracious Me is a BBC English language sketch comedy show originally aired on BBC Radio 4 from 1996 to 1998 and later televised on BBC Two from 1998 to 2001. The ensemble cast were four British Indian actors, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Kulvinder Ghir, ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, witty, offbeat ...
Plot: culture clash, immigrants, parody, suburbs, eccentric family, society, family relations, disorder, family life, suburban life, working class, punjab ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe, india
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System:   31%
    User:   33%
 
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Love & War
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Love & War is an American television sitcom, which aired on CBS from September 21, 1992 to February 1, 1995. Created by Diane English, the series originally starred Susan Dey as Wally Porter, a Chicago restaurateur, and Jay Thomas as Jack ...
Style: semi serious, talky, humorous, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: sitcom, starting over, workplace situations, bar, hopes, workplace, opposites attract, introspection, restaurant, newspaper columnist, couple relations, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois
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    User:   35%
 

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Irish Jam
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Upon discovering that their town is up for sale, crafty Irish villagers scheme to raise the money to prevent the buy-out. They hold a poetry contest with a tempting grand prize -- the deed to their local pub. But what could happen when a duplicitous ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
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Time: contemporary
Place: europe, ireland, usa, los angeles
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Clatterford
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Jam & Jerusalem is a British sit-com that aired on BBC One from 2006 to 2009. Written by Jennifer Saunders and Abigail Wilson, it starred Sue Johnston, Jennifer Saunders, Pauline McLynn, Dawn French, Maggie Steed, David Mitchell, and Sally ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, uplifting ...
Plot: feminism, friendship, village, family life, village life, gender, family relations, friends, social relations, best friends, sitcom, money raising ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, britain
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