Movies and TV shows like The Cosby Show

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The Cosby Show
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: humorous, semi serious, sentimental, realistic, feel good, witty
Audience: family outing
Plot: sitcom, verbal byplay, parents and children, family life, family, family relations, couple relations, siblings relations, teenage life, society, youth, couples, black family, family values, lifestyle, woman, sofa, advice, problem solving, living room, father in law son in law relationship, couch, confusion, misunderstanding, mother in law ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa
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The Wonder Years
Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
USA
22 min.
 8.3
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and feel good films and TV series with plots about parents and children, family relations, sitcom, family life, youth, family and siblings relations mostly in Comedy, Family and Drama genres. Some movies like The Cosby Show: Growing Pains (1985), Roseanne (1988), Family Matters (1989), Everybody Hates Chris (2005), Family Ties (1982). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Growing Pains
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: semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic, sentimental
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: sitcom, family, couple relations, parents and children, suburbs, siblings relations, adolescence vs adulthood, suburban life, family life, youth, family relations, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, long island
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 7.0
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Roseanne
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: A working-class family struggles to get by on a limited income in the fictional town of Lanford, Illinois.
Style: humorous, realistic, witty, cynical, biting
Audience: family outing
Plot: sitcom, family, working class, family life, verbal byplay, parents and children, siblings relations, suburban life, suburbs, couples, overweight, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: illinois, usa
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System:   86%
    User:   91%
 
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 6.6
 21K
Family Matters
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: A long-running dramedy centering on the Winslow family, a middle-class African American family living in Chicago, and their pesky next-door neighbor, ultra-nerd Steve Urkel. A spin-off of Perfect Strangers.
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic, witty ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: sitcom, verbal byplay, goofy hero, family, parents and children, suburbs, family life, youth, family relations, siblings relations, suburban life, social relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois
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System:   85%
    User:   71%
 
Everybody Hates Chris
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: humorous, not serious, witty, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sitcom, parents and children, high school, eccentric family, teenage life, urban, coming of age, school, family life, misfit, black family, racism ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
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System:   85%
    User:   100%
 
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Family Ties
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: humorous, semi serious, witty, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: sitcom, family, parents and children, republican, siblings relations, family life, family relations, suburbs, couple relations, culture clash, adolescence vs adulthood, suburban life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: ohio, usa
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System:   83%
    User:   82%
 
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
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: not serious, humorous, feel good, realistic, witty
Audience: teens
Plot: sitcom, verbal byplay, siblings relations, social differences, estate, culture clash, family life, teenage life, fish out of water, misfit, family relations, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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System:   82%
    User:   69%
 
Still Standing
Genre: Comedy, Family, 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: humorous, semi serious, sentimental, realistic, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: sitcom, single parent, parents and children, high school, siblings relations, romance, dysfunctional family, adolescence vs adulthood, suburbs, family life, thirtysomething life, suburban life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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System:   80%
    User:   88%
 
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Step by Step
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: humorous, not serious, witty, realistic, sincere
Audience: family outing
Plot: sitcom, couple relations, parents and children, family, siblings relations, suburbs, family life, youth, suburban life, coming of age, society, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, wisconsin
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System:   79%
    User:   79%
 
The Wonder Years
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: semi serious, sentimental, humorous, realistic, touching ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: family, friendship, friends, childhood, childhood sweetheart, suburbs, parents and children, siblings relations, junior high school, suburban life, coming of age, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: usa
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System:   74%
    User:   71%
 
My Wife and Kids
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: humorous, not serious, witty, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: couple relations, parents and children, siblings relations, suburbs, suburban life, working class, family life, black family, sitcom, society, youth, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: connecticut, usa
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System:   71%
    User:   57%
 
The War at Home
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: humorous, semi serious, witty, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: sitcom, family, parents and children, family life, teenage life, family relations, coming of age, couple relations, dysfunctional family, siblings relations, adolescence vs adulthood, eccentric family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, long island, new york
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System:   64%
    User:   66%
 
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Cosby
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: humorous, semi serious, witty, realistic, based on british tv series
Audience: family outing
Plot: sitcom, elderly, aging, couple relations, family, family life, unemployment, couples, family relations, parents and children, black family, retirement ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
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System:   64%
    User:   73%
 
Who's the Boss?
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: semi serious, sentimental, feel good, realistic, humorous
Plot: sitcom, family life, family, opposites attract, boss and employee, parents and children, family relations, single parent, coming of age, friendship, workplace, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: connecticut, usa
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System:   63%
    User:   75%
 
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Grounded for Life
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: humorous, not serious, witty, realistic, feel good
Plot: sitcom, family, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, suburbs, eccentric family, suburban life, nothing goes right, family life, family relations, couple relations, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa
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System:   60%
    User:   51%
 
Silver Spoons
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: humorous, semi serious, sentimental, realistic, feel good
Audience: family outing
Plot: sitcom, parents and children, family, coming of age, family life, society, youth, family relations, power relations, rich and poor, siblings relations, americana ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
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System:   59%
    User:   63%
 
 5.6
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Moesha
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Moesha was an American sitcom series that aired on the UPN network from January 23, 1996 to May 14, 2001. The series stars R&B singer Brandy Norwood as Moesha Mitchell, a high school student living with her family in the Leimert Park ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, multicultural
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: sitcom, verbal byplay, best friends, family, teenage life, family life, youth, family relations, friends, parents and children, eccentric family, blended family ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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System:   59%
    User:   52%
 
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Full House
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: semi serious, feel good, sentimental, realistic, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: sitcom, family, friends, single parent, friendship, parents and children, siblings relations, family life, coming of age, single father, youth, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
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System:   57%
    User:   48%
 
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That '70s Show
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Crank up the 8-track and flash back to a time when platform shoes and puka shells were all the rage in this hilarious retro-sitcom. For Eric, Kelso, Jackie, Hyde, Donna and Fez, a group of high school teens who spend most of their time hanging out ...
Style: not serious, humorous, witty, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: sitcom, verbal byplay, drugs/alcohol, buddies, friendship, adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children, suburbs, eccentric family, suburban life, teenage life, americana ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: wisconsin, usa
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System:   57%
    User:   55%
 
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Diff'rent Strokes
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: semi serious, feel good, sentimental, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, mischievous children, parents and children, family, suburbs, adoption, siblings relations, social differences, suburban life, sitcom, teenage life, family life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city
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System:   56%
    User:   45%
 
Mr. Belvedere
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: humorous, semi serious, touching, realistic, witty
Audience: family outing
Plot: master and servant, sitcom, friendship, family, family life, suburban life, suburbs, workplace situations, family relations, friends, disorder, boss and employee ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: pennsylvania, pittsburgh, usa
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System:   56%
    User:   53%
 
Sister, Sister
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: humorous, semi serious, touching, realistic, feel good
Audience: pre-teens, teens
Plot: sitcom, twins, verbal byplay, parents and children, family, siblings relations, college, eccentric family, high school, student life, teenage life, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   49%
 
The Brady Bunch
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: not serious, feel good, humorous, realistic, sentimental
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: family, sitcom, parents and children, siblings relations, suburbs, optimism, cult, family life, youth, family relations, mischievous children, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: los angeles, usa
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System:   55%
    User:   59%
 
 6.6
 18K
Mad About You
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: humorous, semi serious, witty, realistic, touching
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: sitcom, oldies, verbal byplay, couple relations, romance, friendship, urban, love and romance, youth, couples, marriage, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa
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System:   51%
    User:   59%
 
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Boy Meets World
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
Story: Boy Meets World is an American television sitcom that chronicles the coming of age events and everyday life-lessons of Cory Matthews, a Philadelphian who grows up from a young boy to a married man. The show aired for seven seasons from 1993 to 2000 ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, touching
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens, kids, teen drama
Plot: sitcom, school, coming of age, buddies, friendship, family, college, high school life, high school, teenage life, best friends, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s, 1990s
Place: philadelphia, pennsylvania, usa
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System:   48%
    User:   47%
 
All I Want for Christmas
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Two New York City children who launch a hilarious scheme to get what they most want this holiday season.
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic, touching ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, girls' night, date night, kids
Plot: mischievous children, parents and children, family, siblings relations, family life, youth, family relations, christmas, disorder, hopes, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
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System:   47%
    User:   51%
 
 6.5
 12K
Reba
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: After her dentist husband of 20 years leaves her for his dental hygienist, Reba Hart's seemingly perfect world is turned upside down.​
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: sitcom, single parent, parents and children, dysfunctional family, suburbs, pregnancy, family life, suburban life, single mother, couples, family relations, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: texas, usa
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System:   46%
    User:   51%
 
 6.6
 2K
Empty Nest
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: humorous, semi serious, sentimental, realistic, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: sitcom, family, parents and children, siblings relations, eccentric family, family relations, singleness, family life, coworker relationship, pediatrician, hospital, nurse ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: florida, miami, usa
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System:   44%
    User:   43%
 
 7.5
 13K
Happy Days
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: semi serious, sentimental, humorous, realistic
Plot: sitcom, oldies, parents and children, teenage life, family, suburbs, family life, music, youth, family relations, friends, buddies ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: usa, wisconsin, milwaukee wisconsin
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System:   43%
    User:   43%
 

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Home Improvement
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: humorous, not serious, realistic
Plot: sitcom, couple relations, parents and children, family life, friendship, family relations, suburbs, disorder, handyman, battle of the sexes, siblings relations, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: detroit, michigan, usa
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System:   43%
    User:   44%
 
Eight Is Enough
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Eight Is Enough is an American television comedy-drama series that ran on ABC from March 15, 1977, until August 29, 1981. The show was modeled after syndicated newspaper columnist Thomas Braden, a real-life parent with eight children, who wrote a ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: single parent, parents and children, siblings relations, family, family life, family relations, couple relations, looking for love, teenage life, love and romance, couples, remarry ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa
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System:   42%
    User:   42%
 
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