Movies and TV shows like The Cosby Show

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The Cosby Show (1984)
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The Cosby Show (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The Cosby Show is an American television situation comedy starring Bill Cosby, which aired for eight seasons on NBC from September 20, 1984 until April 30, 1992. The show focuses on the Huxtable family, an upper middle-class African-American family living in Brooklyn, New York. According to TV Guide, the show "was TV's biggest hit in the 1980s, and almost single-handedly revived the sitcom genre and NBC's ratings fortunes". Originally, the show had been pitched to ABC, which rejected it. Entertainment Weekly stated that The Cosby Show helped to make possible a larger variety of shows based on people of African descent, from In Living Color to The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. The Cosby Show was based on comedy routines in Cosby's standup act, which were based on his family life. Other sitcoms, such as Home Improvement and Everybody Loves Raymond, would later follow that pattern. The show spawned the spin-off A Different World, which ran for six seasons from 1987 to 1993.
Style: sitcom, feel good, realistic, humorous, sentimental, witty, semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, parents and children, family life, family values, couples, teenage life, couple relations, lifestyle, verbal byplay, friendship, father daughter relationship, father son relationship, mother daughter relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, husband wife relationship, brooklyn new york city, black family, youth, family, society, siblings relations, indoor, teenager, school, pregnancy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s, 1990s
Place: usa, new york

Most similar movies to The Cosby Show

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out sitcom, humorous, realistic and semi serious films and TV series with plots about family relations, parents and children, family life, youth, family, siblings relations and teenage life mostly in Comedy, Family and Romance genres. Some movies like The Cosby Show: Everybody Hates Chris (2005), Home Improvement (1991), My Wife and Kids (2001), Even Stevens (2000), The Brady Bunch (1969). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Everybody Hates Chris (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Everybody Hates Chris is an American television narrative sitcom that depicts the troubled teenage experiences of comedian Chris Rock while growing up in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York City. The show is set between 1982 and 1987, but Rock ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, witty, realistic, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: misfit, teenage life, bully, working class, high school, black family, african american, parents and children, family life, friendship, eccentric family, youth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Home Improvement (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Home Improvement is an American television sitcom starring Tim Allen, that aired from September 17, 1991 to May 25, 1999. The show was created by Matt Williams, Carmen Finestra and David McFadzean. In the 1990s, it was one of the most watched ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, not serious, realistic
Plot: handyman, friendship, family relations, couple relations, siblings relations, suburbs, lifestyle, battle of the sexes, youth, workplace, love and romance, family life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: detroit, michigan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
My Wife and Kids (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: My Wife and Kids is an American television family sitcom that ran on ABC from March 28, 2001 until May 17, 2005. Produced by Touchstone Television, it starred Damon Wayans and Tisha Campbell-Martin, and centers on the character of Michael Kyle, a ...
Style: not serious, humorous, witty, sitcom, feel good ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: black family, couple relations, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family relations, working class, siblings relations, family life, family gatherings, eccentric family, family problems, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: connecticut, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 13K
Even Stevens (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Even Stevens is an American comedy television series that aired on Disney Channel with a total of three seasons and 65 episodes from June 17, 2000, to June 13, 2003. It follows the life of the Stevenses, a Jewish family living in suburban ...
Style: witty, feel good, humorous, semi serious, sitcom ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: family, sibling rivalry, family relations, youth, parents and children, high school life, siblings relations, teenage life, eccentric family, classmate, classmates, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Brady Bunch (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: When widower Mike Brady marries a lovely lady widow Carol Ann, their two families become one. These are the misadventures of this new couple, their six children, a dog named Tiger, and quirky housekeeper Alice.
Style: sitcom, not serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, suburbs, family relations, architect, cheerleader, family life, parents and children, suburban life, couple relations, cult, teenage life, siblings relations ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Sonny with a Chance (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
Story: Sonny with a Chance is an American children's sitcom which aired on Disney Channel, created by Steve Marmel, that follows the experiences of teenager Sonny Munroe, portrayed by Demi Lovato, who becomes the newest accepted cast member of her ...
Style: feel good, sitcom, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: teenage life, youth, friendship, artists and showbiz, showbiz, aspiring actor, tv show, new life, teenage girl, celebrity, teenager, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 12K
Step by Step (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Step by Step is an American television sitcom that starred Patrick Duffy and Suzanne Somers as two single parents, who spontaneously get married after meeting one another during a vacation, resulting in them becoming the heads of a large blended ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, realistic, not serious, witty ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, family, youth, family life, couple relations, parents and children, couples, blended family, siblings relations, sexism, brother brother relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Wonder Years (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: The Wonder Years is an American television comedy-drama created by Neal Marlens and Carol Black. It ran on ABC from 1988 through 1993. The pilot aired on January 31, 1988, following ABC's coverage of Super Bowl XXII. The show achieved a spot ...
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: childhood, generation gap, childhood sweetheart, friends, suburbs, americana, family relations, teenager, high school, family, love and romance, teenage life ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.2
 15K
Family Ties (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Former 1960s flower children Steven and Elyse Keaton raise their conservative son Alex, daughters Mallory and Jennifer, and later, youngest child Andrew.
Style: sitcom, humorous, realistic, semi serious, witty
Audience: family outing
Plot: family, family relations, liberal, culture clash, parents and children, lifestyle, hippie, republican, siblings relations, adolescence vs adulthood, youth, americana ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.6
 13K
Growing Pains (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Growing Pains is an American television sitcom about an affluent family, residing in Huntington, Long Island, New York, with a working mother and a stay-at-home psychiatrist father raising three children together, which aired on ABC from September ...
Style: sitcom, sentimental, feel good, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: family, family relations, society, love and romance, youth, siblings relations, family life, suburbs, couple relations, suburban life, adolescence vs adulthood, teenage life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, long island, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.4
 2K
Cosby (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Cosby is an American situation comedy television series broadcast on CBS from September 16, 1996 to April 28, 2000, loosely based on the British sitcom One Foot in the Grave. The program stars Bill Cosby and Phylicia Rashād, who previously worked ...
Style: sitcom, semi serious, realistic, witty, humorous
Audience: family outing
Plot: elderly, indoor, family relations, retiring, couples, family, aging, lifestyle, family life, unemployment, couple relations, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The War at Home (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The War at Home is an American sitcom created by Rob Lotterstein that ran from September 11, 2005 to April 22, 2007 on Fox. It follows the antics of a largely dysfunctional Long Island family. The show lasted for two full seasons but was not renewed ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: family, family relations, parents and children, eccentric family, teenage life, couple relations, adolescence vs adulthood, siblings relations, family values, youth, dysfunctional family, indoor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, long island, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.7
 52K
Full House (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Full House is an American sitcom television series. Set in San Francisco, the show chronicles widowed father Danny Tanner, who, after the death of his wife Pam, enlists his best friend Joey Gladstone and his brother-in-law Jesse Katsopolis to help ...
Style: sitcom, sentimental, humorous, touching, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family, friends, family life, single parent, single father, parents and children, eccentric family, siblings relations, friendship, family relations, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is an American television sitcom that originally aired on NBC from September 10, 1990, to May 20, 1996. The show stars Will Smith as a fictionalized version of himself, a street-smart teenager from West Philadelphia who ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, witty, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, family relations, culture clash, black family, fish out of water, butler, african american, misfit, youth, siblings relations, verbal byplay, eccentric family ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Still Standing (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: After 18 years of marriage, high school sweethearts Bill and Judy Miller still make each other laugh and try to keep their marriage intact, even when their family pulls them in different directions. Since Bill has a far more immature approach to ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, sentimental, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: lifestyle, parents and children, eccentric family, family life, single parent, family problems, childhood sweetheart, youth, reunion, tv show, working class, high school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.6
 20K
Mad About You (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Mad About You is an American sitcom that aired on NBC from September 23, 1992 to May 24, 1999. The show stars Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt as a newly married couple in New York City. Reiser played Paul Buchman, a documentary film maker. Hunt played ...
Style: sitcom, touching, witty, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: newlyweds, marriage, romance, love and romance, youth, family relations, up and down relationship, friendship, city life, oldies, verbal byplay, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Grounded for Life (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Right out of high school, Sean Finnerty got his girlfriend Claudia pregnant. Now she’s his wife, and at just 32, he’s somehow found himself with 14-year-old daughter Lily, two little boys, and a constant struggle between his need to be ...
Style: sitcom, feel good, witty, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: family, overbearing parent, family values, eccentric family, parents and children, everyday life, nothing goes right, siblings relations, teenage life, society, youth, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 1990s, 80s ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Who's the Boss? (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Who's the Boss? is an American sitcom created by Martin Cohan and Blake Hunter, which aired on ABC from September 20, 1984 to April 25, 1992. Produced by Embassy Television, in association with Hunter-Cohan Productions, and Columbia Pictures ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, sentimental, feel good, semi serious ...
Plot: single parent, family relations, advertising, parents and children, workplace, youth, opposites attract, coming of age, family, family life, boss and employee, ex athlete ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: connecticut, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 10K
Sister, Sister (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Sister, Sister is an American television sitcom starring identical twins Tia Mowry and Tamera Mowry. The premise of the show was that the girls were separated and adopted at birth, one to a single mother, one to a single father, and have met again ...
Style: sitcom, touching, humorous, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: family relations, teenage life, high school life, parents and children, twins, twin sister, eccentric family, youth, lifestyle, verbal byplay, friendship, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Bill Engvall Show (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The Bill Engvall Show is a sitcom which ran on TBS from July 17, 2007 to September 5, 2009. The series starred comedian Bill Engvall and was written and created by Engvall and Michael Leeson. The series was canceled on September 25, 2009. On June ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, captivating, light, feel good ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, family life, parents and children, friends, couples, suburbs, therapist, father son relationship, marriage, friendship, love, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Silver Spoons (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Silver Spoons is an American sitcom that aired on NBC from September 25, 1982 to May 11, 1986 and in first-run syndication from September 15, 1986 to March 4, 1987. The series was produced by Embassy Television for the first four seasons, until ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, sentimental, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: coming of age, rich and poor, society, youth, siblings relations, family life, parents and children, americana, family, family relations, power relations, man child ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.6
 3K
Empty Nest (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Empty Nest is an American sitcom that originally aired on NBC from 1988 to 1995. The series was created as a spin-off of The Golden Girls by creator and producer Susan Harris. For its first three seasons, Empty Nest was one of the year's top 10 ...
Style: sitcom, sentimental, realistic, semi serious, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, doctor, supportive parent, parents and children, family, siblings relations, family life, pediatrician, father daughter relationship, coworker relationship, hospital, nurse ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: florida, miami, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Notes from the Underbelly (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Notes from the Underbelly is an American sitcom that debuted on ABC as a midseason replacement. The series is based upon the novel of the same name by Risa Green, and is produced by Eric and Kim Tannenbaum for Warner Bros. Television. The title is a ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, light, captivating, feel good ...
Plot: pregnancy, friendship, family life, couple relations, couples, family relations, friends, babies and infants, youth, parents and children, rivalry, childbirth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.4
 16K
Happy Days (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Happy Days is an American television sitcom that aired first-run from January 15, 1974 to September 24, 1984 on ABC. Created by Garry Marshall, the series presents an idealized vision of life in the mid-1950s to mid-1960s United States. The series ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, realistic, semi serious, sentimental
Plot: friendship, teenage love, family life, youth, love and romance, coming of age, buddies, teenage life, siblings relations, parents and children, family relations, basketball ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: usa, wisconsin, milwaukee wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Cory in the House (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Cory in the House is an American television sitcom, which aired on the Disney Channel from January 12, 2007 to September 13, 2008 and was a spin-off from the Disney show That's So Raven. The show focuses on Cory Baxter, who moved from San ...
Style: humorous, feel good, sitcom, not serious, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: family relations, white house, teenager, family life, lifestyle, teenage life, parents and children, coming of age, u.s. president, teenage love, friends, high school life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Diff'rent Strokes (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Diff'rent Strokes is an American television sitcom that aired on NBC from November 3, 1978, to May 4, 1985, and on ABC from September 27, 1985, to March 7, 1986. The series stars Gary Coleman and Todd Bridges as Arnold and Willis Jackson, two ...
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, adoption, interracial adoption, family relations, family, odd couple, siblings relations, parents and children, family life, society, mischievous children, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa, manhattan, new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.9
 36K
The Nanny (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Fran, fresh out of her job as a bridal consultant in her boyfriend’s shop, first appears on the doorstep of Broadway producer Maxwell Sheffield peddling cosmetics, and quickly stumbled upon the opportunity to become The Nanny for his three ...
Style: sitcom, not serious, realistic, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: nanny, children, female protagonist, family relations, eligible bachelor, fall in love, fish out of water, couple relations, society, workplace, love and romance, butler ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Mr. Belvedere (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Mr. Belvedere is an American sitcom that originally aired on ABC from March 15, 1985, until July 8, 1990. The series is based on the Lynn Aloysius Belvedere character created by Gwen Davenport for her 1947 novel Belvedere, which was later adapted ...
Style: sitcom, realistic, semi serious, touching, witty ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, siblings relations, family life, teenage life, suburban life, friendship, suburbs, parents and children, friends, columnist, disorder, power relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, 90s
Place: pittsburgh, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.7
 34K
Drake & Josh (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
Story: Drake & Josh is an American television sitcom created by Dan Schneider for Nickelodeon. The series follows the lives of two teenage boys with opposing personalities, Drake Parker and Josh Nichols, who become stepbrothers. Both actors had played ...
Style: humorous, feel good, captivating, realistic, sitcom ...
Audience: pre-teens, teens, family outing
Plot: teenage life, family relations, siblings relations, lifestyle, adolescence vs adulthood, step siblings, unlikely partners, prank, manipulations, manipulation, deal, family ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Living with Fran (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Living With Fran is an American sitcom that debuted on The WB in April 2005 that starred Fran Drescher. The show last aired on March 24, 2006.
Style: sitcom, touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: lifestyle, eccentric family, couple relations, parents and children, fall in love, teenage life, couples, living with parents, youth, college dropout, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, medical school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%