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.
TV show
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, sentimental, humorous, witty, semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, parents and children, family life, family values, couples, teenage life, lifestyle, couple relations, verbal byplay, friendship, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, black family, family, youth, society, siblings relations, wealthy family, teenager, school, lawyer, attorney ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, new york, brooklyn new york city

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Most similar movies to The Cosby Show

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out sitcom, humorous, realistic and feel good films and TV series with plots about parents and children, family relations, family life, youth, family, siblings relations and teenage life mostly in Comedy, Family and Drama genres. Some movies like The Cosby Show: Step by Step (1991), Family Ties (1982), Everybody Hates Chris (2005), My Wife and Kids (2001), Diff'rent Strokes (1978). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Step by Step (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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, realistic, humorous, not serious, witty ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: blended family, family relations, family, couples, youth, couple relations, parents and children, family life, siblings relations, sexism, brother brother relationship, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, wisconsin
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100%
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Family Ties (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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, realistic, humorous, semi serious, witty
Audience: family outing
Plot: family, family relations, liberal, culture clash, hippie, lifestyle, parents and children, youth, siblings relations, teenage life, americana, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, ohio
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100%
Everybody Hates Chris (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
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, not serious, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, bully, african american, misfit, black family, sibling rivalry, working class, family values, social relations, youth, family life, parents and children ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, usa
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75%
My Wife and Kids (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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, family relations, parents and children, couple relations, dysfunctional family, family problems, family life, family gatherings, siblings relations, working class, eccentric family, father daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: connecticut, usa
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100%
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Diff'rent Strokes (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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: realistic, touching, sentimental, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, interracial adoption, family relations, adoption, foster child, brother brother relationship, african american, family, family life, siblings relations, parents and children, odd couple ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa
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100%
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Full House (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
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, realistic, sentimental, touching, humorous ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family, father daughter relationship, friends, friendship, single parent, family life, single father, eccentric family, parents and children, siblings relations, family relations, death of mother ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, san francisco, california
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100%
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Growing Pains (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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, humorous, feel good, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, family relations, family life, siblings relations, parents and children, suburbs, suburban life, adolescence vs adulthood, couple relations, teenage life, friends, society ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, long island, usa
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100%
The Brady Bunch (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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, realistic, not serious, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: cheerleader, family, family relations, architect, suburbs, optimism, couples, step siblings, family life, couple relations, cult, suburban life ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Wonder Years (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
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, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: childhood, generation gap, friends, childhood sweetheart, coming of age, suburbs, americana, family relations, high school, family, love and romance, teenage life ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century
Place: usa
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100%
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Mad About You (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
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, witty, humorous, touching, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: newlyweds, love and romance, marriage, verbal byplay, city life, friendship, couple relations, parents and children, up and down relationship, family relations, romance, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2010s, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new york state
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100%
Home Improvement (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
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, realistic, not serious, humorous
Plot: handyman, family relations, friendship, ordinary person, disorder, couples, marital problem, friends, thanksgiving, youth, workplace, love and romance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: detroit, michigan, usa
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100%
According to Jim (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: According to Jim is an American sitcom television series starring Jim Belushi in the title role as a suburban father of three children. It originally ran on ABC from October 1, 2001 to June 2, 2009.
Style: sitcom, realistic, feel good, not serious, humorous
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, father daughter relationship, couple relations, family values, lifestyle, buddies, parents and children, family life, housewife, suburbs, father son relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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50%
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Sister, Sister (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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, semi serious, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage life, family relations, parents and children, high school life, sister sister relationship, friendship, twin sister, lifestyle, youth, eccentric family, verbal byplay, teenage girl ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: detroit, usa
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100%
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Happy Days (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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, realistic, humorous, semi serious, sentimental ...
Plot: friendship, love and romance, youth, teenage love, family life, coming of age, buddies, teenage life, siblings relations, parents and children, family relations, basketball ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century
Place: usa, wisconsin, milwaukee wisconsin
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100%
 7.6
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Even Stevens (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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: feel good, witty, humorous, semi serious, sitcom ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, sibling rivalry, family relations, parents and children, high school life, teenage life, siblings relations, youth, disorder, classmate, eccentric family, family life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: california, usa, sacramento california
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100%
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Empty Nest (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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, realistic, sentimental, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, doctor, supportive parent, parents and children, family, siblings relations, family life, pediatrician, father daughter relationship, coworker relationship, nurse, hospital ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: florida, miami, usa
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100%
Good Luck Charlie (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Good Luck Charlie is an American television sitcom, which premiered on April 4, 2010, on Disney Channel. The series was created by Phil Baker and Drew Vaupen, who wanted to create a program that would appeal to entire families, as opposed to only ...
Style: sitcom, feel good, witty, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: large family, adolescence, diary, nurse, family relations, parents and children, parenthood, family values, siblings relations, youth, family, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, colorado
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100%
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Cosby (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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, realistic, semi serious, witty, humorous
Audience: family outing
Plot: elderly, family relations, couples, retiring, aging, family, lifestyle, family life, couple relations, unemployment, parents and children, retirement ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
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That '70s Show (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
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: sitcom, humorous, realistic, not serious, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen drama
Plot: friendship, family relations, teenage love, group of friends, couple relations, parents and children, generation gap, adolescence vs adulthood, americana, first love, cannabis, suburbs ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, wisconsin
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67%
The Bill Engvall Show (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, family life, friends, parents and children, couples, suburbs, therapist, father son relationship, marriage, society, friendship, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, colorado
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41%
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The Middle (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: The daily mishaps of a married woman and her semi-dysfunctional family and their attempts to survive life in general in the city of Orson, Indiana.
Style: feel good, humorous, not serious, realistic, sitcom ...
Plot: siblings relations, family, adolescence, family values, everyday life, family life, family relations, parents and children, teenage girl, parenthood, couple relations, childhood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Silver Spoons (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: coming of age, rich and poor, family, society, youth, family relations, power relations, americana, family life, siblings relations, parents and children, rich ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
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37%
Grounded for Life (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
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, everyday life, family relations, dysfunctional family, family values, parents and children, eccentric family, disorder, christianity, nothing goes right, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, 80s, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
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37%
Notes from the Underbelly (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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, captivating, light, entertaining ...
Plot: pregnancy, friendship, couple relations, family life, friends, family relations, couples, youth, parents and children, babies and infants, pregnant woman, expectant father ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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36%
Cory in the House (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
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: sitcom, humorous, feel good, not serious, light ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: teenager, white house, family relations, family life, u.s. president, lifestyle, teenage life, coming of age, parents and children, president, father son relationship, chef ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: washington d.c., usa
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36%
Mr. Belvedere (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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, humorous ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, power relations, disorder, friends, fish out of water, teenage life, parents and children, suburban life, boss and employee, workplace situations, suburbs, friendship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: pennsylvania, pittsburgh, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Living with Fran (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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, semi serious, touching, humorous, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: lifestyle, eccentric family, couples, living with parents, youth, fall in love, parents and children, teenage life, couple relations, college dropout, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, medical school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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36%
 5.0
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See Dad Run (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: The story of David Hobbs, who has spent the last decade playing the perfect father on one of TV’s biggest sitcoms. But when the series ends and his wife resumes her own television career, he finds himself cast in his most challenging role to date: ...
Style: sitcom, not serious, humorous, light, funny ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: couples, family life, couple relations, parents and children, actor's life, family relations, family, parenthood, fatherhood, father son relationship, lifestyle, humour ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.8
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Moesha (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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: sitcom, realistic, semi serious, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family relations, friends, best friends, lifestyle, family, youth, parents and children, verbal byplay, family life, eccentric family, teenage life, blended family ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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35%
Boy Meets World (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
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: sitcom, realistic, humorous, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids, pre-teens, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, high school, family relations, school, college, friendship, teenage life, high school life, teenage love, power relations, supportive parent, siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: philadelphia, pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%