Movies and TV shows like The Office 2001

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The Office (2001)
 8.5
 85K
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 employees in the Slough branch of the fictitious Wernham Hogg Paper Company. Gervais also stars in the series, playing the central character, David Brent. Although fictional and scripted, the programme takes the form of a documentary, with the presence of the camera often acknowledged. Two six-episode series were made, along with a pair of 45-minute Christmas specials. When it was first shown on BBC Two, it was nearly cancelled due to low ratings, but has since become one of the most successful of all British comedy exports. As well as being shown internationally on BBC Worldwide, channels such as BBC Prime, BBC America and BBC Canada, the series has been sold to broadcasters in over 80 countries, including ABC1 in Australia, The Comedy Network in Canada, TVNZ in New Zealand and the pan-Asian satellite channel STAR World, based in Hong Kong. The show began airing in The United States on Cartoon Network's late night programing block, Adult Swim on 18 September 2009 until 2012.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, feel good, clever, offbeat, cynical, witty, talky
Plot: office, job, sitcom, boss, employer employee relationship, workplace, coworker, everyday life, frustration, disorder, goofy hero, workplace problem, power relations, boss and employee, employment, christmas, workplace humor, obsession, dreams, career, love and romance, dull life, team, desperation, manager ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, europe

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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 workplace, sitcom, workplace situations, power relations, coworker, boss and employee and disorder mostly in Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like The Office: Parks and Recreation (2009), Black Books (2000), Extras (2005), The IT Crowd (2006), Ground Floor (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Parks and Recreation (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Hilarious ensemble comedy that follows Leslie Knope, a mid-level bureaucrat in the Parks and Recreation Department of Pawnee, Indiana, and her tireless efforts to make her quintessentially American town just a little bit more fun.
Style: humorous, not serious, talky, realistic, clever
Plot: sitcom, office, female protagonist, politics, employer employee relationship, political satire, office romance, election, workplace situations, small town life, workaholic, boss and employee ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.8
 286K
The Office (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: The everyday lives of office employees in the Scranton, Pennsylvania branch of the fictional Dunder Mifflin Paper Company.
Style: not serious, realistic, talky, humorous, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: office, sitcom, job, obnoxious boss, workplace situations, salesman, promotion, love and romance, team, career, goofy hero, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 8.5
 49K
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. ...
Style: surreal, witty, humorous, not serious, talky ...
Plot: sitcom, uptight character, workplace problem, workplace situations, salesman, best friends, odd couple, store, friendship, workplace, irish, manager ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.3
 48K
Extras (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Andy Millman gave up his day job five years ago in the hope of achieving the big time, but he’s yet to land a speaking part, let alone saunter down the red carpet to pick up an Oscar. He remains optimistic however, as rubbing shoulders with the ...
Style: witty, not serious, humorous, cynical, light ...
Plot: sitcom, actor's life, actor, workplace, desire for fame, aspiring actor, artists and showbiz, unsuccessful, best friends, celebrity culture, nothing goes right, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 8.5
 116K
The IT Crowd (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
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: witty, clever, humorous, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: geek, office, sitcom, boss and employee, misfit, computer, nerd, computer genius, workplace situations, hi-tech, computers and web, supportive coworker ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.4
 5K
Ground Floor (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Brody, a young hot-shot banker at Whitestone Trust, thought he was just having a one-night stand with Jennifer, a beautiful woman he met at a bar. But when he discovers that she works in maintenance for the building where he works, their worlds ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, sentimental
Plot: office, workplace romance, sitcom, boss, unsupportive coworkers, boss and employee, romance, love and romance, workplace situations, career, hotshot, workplace problem ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Comedy about an inept American placed in charge of sales at his company's London branch. He has no experience with British culture, knows nothing about sales, and has only one employee, Dave. Each episode begins with a scene of Margaret ...
Style: realistic, not serious, humorous
Plot: nothing goes right, coworker, workplace situations, lifestyle change, disorder, middle aged, deception, office, sitcom, boss, boss and employee, workplace problem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Life's Too Short (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Life's Too Short is a British sitcom mockumentary created and written by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant from an idea by Warwick Davis, and is as described by Gervais, about "the life of a showbiz dwarf".
Style: not serious, humorous, witty, cynical, talky ...
Plot: dwarf, sitcom, agent, actor, physical appearance, financial problem, backstage, odd, artists and showbiz, hapless, coworker, success ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 8.3
 10K
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 ...
Style: humorous, not serious, witty, realistic, surreal ...
Plot: hospital, sitcom, love triangle, girlfriend, unfulfilled love, politically correct, love and romance, coworker, unfulfillment, workplace situations, odd, boyfriend ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 8.3
 6K
Stromberg (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Stromberg is a German television series which is produced by Brainpool and broadcast on the commercial television channel ProSieben. The series was proclaimed as a copy of the BBC series The Office, although initially the producers claimed it was ...
Style: not serious, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: office, insurance, boss, agent, german, power relations, rivals, human relationship, boss and employee, workplace situations, workplace, workplace problem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 8.2
 103K
30 Rock (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: 30 Rock is an American television comedy series that ran on NBC from October 11, 2006, to January 31, 2013, and was created by Tina Fey. The series, which is loosely based on Fey's experiences as head writer for Saturday Night Live, takes place ...
Style: not serious, humorous, witty, topical humor, realistic ...
Plot: sitcom, friendship, writing, parody, tv show, actor, showbiz, employer employee relationship, female protagonist, nothing goes right, verbal byplay, boss and employee ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.4
 2K
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: realistic, not serious, humorous
Plot: sitcom, supermarket, workplace, store, supportive coworker, petty job, workplace situations, employment, job, employer employee relationship, workplace humor, british humour
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.5
 11K
Outsourced (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Outsourced is an American television sitcom set in an Indian workplace. It is based on the John Jeffcoat film of the same name and adapted by Robert Borden of George Lopez and Universal Media Studios for NBC. The series originally ran from September ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: sitcom, fish out of water, workplace, office, call center, culture clash, staff, workplace romance, social differences, society, corporate world, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia, mumbai india
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 8.1
 42K
Workaholics (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Workaholics is an American sitcom that premiered on Comedy Central on April 5, 2011. The series is in its third season, and is predominantly written by its stars Blake Anderson, Adam DeVine, Anders Holm, and co-creator Kyle Newacheck who play, ...
Style: humorous, realistic, situational comedy, light, satirical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sitcom, roommate, office, buddies, coworker, workplace situations, twentysomething life, disorder, call center, lifestyle, party, workplace romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Twenty Twelve (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Twenty Twelve is a BBC television comedy series written and directed by John Morton. Starring Hugh Bonneville, Jessica Hynes and Amelia Bullmore, the programme is a spoof on-location documentary following the organisation of the 2012 Summer Olympics ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, talky
Plot: sitcom, loner, nothing goes right, boss and employee, workplace situations, secretary, workplace, power relations, disorder, british humour
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 8.6
 45K
Peep Show (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Peep Show is an award-winning British sitcom starring David Mitchell and Robert Webb. The television programme is written by Jesse Armstrong and Sam Bain, with additional material by Mitchell and Webb amongst others. It has been broadcast on Channel ...
Style: witty, humorous, not serious, realistic, offbeat
Plot: sitcom, roommate, slacker, odd couple, suffering, naivete, partners, wannabe, buddies, mishap, casual sex, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Pete versus Life (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Pete versus Life is a Channel 4 sitcom created by George Jeffrie and Bert Tyler-Moore. It stars Rafe Spall and the first episode was aired on 6 August 2010. It was recommissioned for a second series after averaging 1.6 million viewers and a young ...
Style: offbeat, talky, cynical, realistic, surreal ...
Plot: sitcom, politically correct, sexual relations, singleness, failed attempt, twentysomething life, lifestyle, self involved, couples, anchor, media, soccer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
10 Items or Less (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: 10 Items or Less is a partly scripted, partly improvised American comedy series created by Nancy Hower, Robert Hickey and John Lehr. It starred Lehr as a less-than-successful businessman who returned home to run Greens & Grains, the family-owned ...
Style: talky, realistic, witty, not serious, humorous ...
Plot: disorder, store, misfit, workplace, small town, sitcom, power relations, boss and employee, unfulfillment, goofy hero, verbal byplay, dull life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Andy Richter Controls the Universe (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Fanciful series about an aspiring writer who imagines alternative life scenarios while working for a big company.
Style: offbeat, cynical, humorous, clever, semi serious ...
Plot: sitcom, dull life, workplace situations, love and romance, workplace, obnoxious boss, office, writer's life, boss and employee, singleness, power relations, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: semi serious, humorous, clever, biting, realistic ...
Plot: politics, sitcom, state affairs, mishap, government official, political intrigue, workplace situations, coworker, media, politician, boss, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.9
 2K
Kingdom (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Kingdom is a British television series produced by Parallel Film and Television Productions for the ITV network. It was created by Simon Wheeler and stars Stephen Fry as Peter Kingdom, a Norfolk solicitor who is coping with family, colleagues, and ...
Style: talky, cynical, realistic, witty, clever ...
Plot: small town, siblings relations, apprentice, workplace, hotshot lawyer, small town life, patronizing, secretary, legal, courtroom drama, family relations, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Mid Morning Matters with Alan Partridge (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Story: Famous DJ Alan Partridge gives us an insight into what happens behind the microphone at North Norfolk digital radio.
Style: realistic, offbeat, humorous, witty, not serious ...
Plot: radio show, workplace, media, disorder, goofy hero, artists and showbiz, workplace situations, recording studio
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 8.0
 8K
Outnumbered (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Partly-improvised sitcom looking at the trials and tribulations of bringing up three young children - a regal five-year-old girl with a talent for interrogation, a seven-year-old boy who could fib for Britain and an 11-year-old who is gearing up for ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious
Plot: sitcom, family life, suburbs, couples, disorder, parenthood, youth, boss, teacher, everyday life, responsibility, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Yes, Prime Minister (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: James Hacker MP the Government's bumbling minister for Administrative Affairs is propelled along the corridors of power to the very pinnacle of politics - No. 10. Could this have possibly have been managed by his trusted Permanent Private ...
Style: biting, realistic, not serious, humorous, clever ...
Plot: sitcom, politics, prime minister, political intrigue, state affairs, secretary, power relations, government official, head of state, dishonesty, boss and employee, responsibility ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.9
 42K
Cheers (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Cheers is an American sitcom television series that ran for 11 seasons from 1982 to 1993. It was produced by Charles/Burrows/Charles Productions in association with Paramount Network Television for NBC and created by the team of James Burrows, Glen ...
Style: humorous, not serious, witty, clever, talky ...
Plot: sitcom, bar, psychiatrist, coach, accountant, womanizer, singleness, friends, overbearing parent, boss and employee, friendship, baseball ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 8.4
 222K
Scrubs (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: In the unreal world of Sacred Heart Hospital, John "J.D" Dorian learns the ways of medicine, friendship and life.
Style: witty, humorous, sincere, captivating, cynical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: doctors and patients, sitcom, friendship, doctor, workplace situations, mentor, hospital, workplace romance, love and romance, interracial relations, nurse, roommate ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Drew Carey Show (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Drew is an assistant director of personnel in a Cleveland department store and he has been stuck there for ten years. Other than fighting with co-worker Mimi, his hobbies include drinking beer and not being able to get dates. To make a few extra ...
Style: not serious, humorous, talky, realistic
Plot: sitcom, workplace, loser, office, department store, workplace situations, friends, ordinary person, small town, friendship, buddies, looking for love ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 90s, contemporary, 1990s ...
Place: ohio, usa, cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 8.6
 10K
Yes Minister (1980)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Set principally in the private office of a British Cabinet minister in the Department of Administrative Affairs in Whitehall, Yes Minister follows the ministerial career of The Rt Hon Jim Hacker MP, played by Paul Eddington. His various struggles to ...
Style: biting, realistic, witty, semi serious, clever ...
Plot: politics, sitcom, minister, politician, workplace situations, dishonesty, government official, political intrigue, secretary, manipulations, state affairs, boss and employee ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.4
 23K
House of Lies (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
Story: Charming, fast talking Marty Kaan and his crack team of management consultants know how to play the corporate game better than anyone, by using every dirty trick in the book to woo powerful CEOs and close huge deals. In the board rooms, barrooms, ...
Style: cynical, realistic, clever, dark humor, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: greed, power relations, workplace situations, drugs/alcohol, powerful corporation, dishonesty, ambitious, workplace, coworker relationship, hotshot hero, success, career ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 8.0
 3K
Spy (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Spy is a British comedy series created and written by Simeon Goulden. The first series aired on 14 October 2011 on Sky1 in the UK, as well as on the online video service Hulu in the United States. A second series began airing on 19 October 2012, ...
Style: witty, humorous, realistic, light, captivating ...
Plot: spy, secret agents, goofy hero, double life, boss, government agency, disorder, career change, family relations, fellow agent, social worker, undercover ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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