Movies and TV shows like The Cosby Show

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The Cosby Show (1984)
 7.4
 29K
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: humorous, sentimental, feel good, realistic, witty, semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: sitcom, teenage life, youth, family, family relations, couple relations, parents and children, family life, family values, society, couples, lifestyle, siblings relations, verbal byplay, black family, school, pregnancy, teacher, lawyer, friendship, food, kitchen, sister sister relationship, house, african american ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa

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Most similar movies to The Cosby Show

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and feel good films and TV series with plots about family relations, sitcom, parents and children, youth, family life, family and siblings relations mostly in Comedy, Family and Romance genres. Some movies like The Cosby Show: Cosby (1996), Growing Pains (1985), Step by Step (1991), My Wife and Kids (2001), Family Ties (1982). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: semi serious, witty, humorous, realistic, based on british tv series
Audience: family outing
Plot: sitcom, elderly, couple relations, retiring, lifestyle, family life, couples, unemployment, family, parents and children, aging, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
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95%
 6.7
 12K
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: humorous, semi serious, sentimental, feel good, realistic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: sitcom, family, couple relations, family life, teenage life, suburbs, society, youth, love and romance, friends, family relations, suburban life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york, long island, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
 6.5
 11K
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: realistic, not serious, humorous, sincere, witty
Audience: family outing
Plot: sitcom, sexism, parents and children, family, youth, coming of age, family relations, couple relations, suburban life, society, couples, suburbs ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: wisconsin, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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, feel good, sincere ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: sitcom, black family, dysfunctional family, parents and children, couple relations, family gatherings, siblings relations, family relations, working class, family life, eccentric family, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: connecticut, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 7.2
 14K
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: semi serious, humorous, witty, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: sitcom, family, republican, culture clash, liberal, teenage life, materialism, lifestyle, society, youth, coming of age, architect ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 6.6
 22K
Family Matters (1989)
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: witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: sitcom, suburban life, goofy hero, lifestyle, disorder, family life, suburbs, youth, family relations, family, parents and children, social relations ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, illinois, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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: realistic, witty, humorous, semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: sitcom, family, dysfunctional family, couple relations, parents and children, eccentric family, family values, family life, couples, teenage life, dating, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, long island, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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: witty, humorous, feel good, realistic, situational comedy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sitcom, teenage life, fish out of water, butler, family relations, black family, eccentric family, misfit, social differences, youth, culture clash, siblings relations ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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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: witty, humorous, realistic, not serious, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: misfit, teenage life, sitcom, black family, bully, working class, high school, shyness, youth, eccentric family, family values, family life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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: realistic, sentimental, touching, semi serious, humorous
Audience: family outing
Plot: sitcom, dysfunctional family, adolescence vs adulthood, friends, thirtysomething life, siblings relations, suburban life, teenage life, network, lifestyle, intelligence, single parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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: feel good, sentimental, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: sitcom, coming of age, rich and poor, siblings relations, family, family relations, power relations, parents and children, family life, youth, americana, society ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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: realistic, sentimental, feel good, semi serious, humorous
Plot: sitcom, advertising, single parent, couples, family relations, boss and employee, parents and children, unsuccessful, friends, family, family life, ex athlete ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: connecticut, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.6
 18K
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: witty, humorous, realistic, touching, semi serious
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: sitcom, marriage, couple relations, city life, love and romance, family relations, newlyweds, youth, up and down relationship, verbal byplay, romance, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: not serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: sitcom, friendship, handyman, family relations, parents and children, friends, siblings relations, thanksgiving, workplace, youth, marital problem, ordinary person ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: detroit, michigan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.6
 2K
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: realistic, sentimental, touching, humorous, semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: sitcom, family, coworker relationship, doctor, supportive parent, parents and children, family life, family relations, siblings relations, father daughter relationship, nurse, hospital ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: florida, usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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: not serious, feel good, realistic, witty, humorous
Plot: sitcom, family, overbearing parent, society, working class, everyday life, irish, youth, christianity, suburbs, family life, nothing goes right ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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, sentimental, feel good, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: pre-teens, teens, family outing
Plot: childhood, generation gap, childhood sweetheart, friends, coming of age, friendship, americana, family, best friend, high school, junior high school, sitcom ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.7
 3K
Moesha (1996)
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: realistic, semi serious, humorous, feel good, multicultural
Audience: pre-teens, teens, family outing
Plot: sitcom, family, verbal byplay, parents and children, family relations, friends, teenage life, eccentric family, family life, best friends, youth, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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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: realistic, feel good, touching, semi serious, humorous
Audience: pre-teens, teens
Plot: sitcom, twins, family, family relations, student life, parents and children, college life, social relations, college, verbal byplay, siblings relations, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
My Brother and Me (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: My Brother and Me is a sitcom on Nickelodeon that premiered on October 15, 1994, and ran until February 2, 1995. The show is about a family living in the West Side of Charlotte, North Carolina, who experience the highs and lows of everyday life. ...
Style: touching, offbeat, semi serious, humorous
Audience: family outing
Plot: sitcom, family, african american, friends, siblings relations, family relations, youth, black family, brother sister relationship, little boy, brother brother relationship, best friend ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 8.1
 138K
That '70s Show (1998)
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: humorous, realistic, not serious, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen comedy
Plot: sitcom, friendship, parents and children, couple relations, generation gap, first love, drugs/alcohol, adolescence vs adulthood, americana, teenage love, dating, nurse ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.9
 33K
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: humorous, witty, feel good, not serious, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: nanny, sitcom, female protagonist, children, fall in love, fish out of water, workplace, society, love and romance, couple relations, family relations, eligible bachelor ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.6
 28K
iCarly (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: iCarly is an American teen sitcom that ran on Nickelodeon from September 8, 2007 until November 23, 2012. The series was created by Dan Schneider. It focuses on teenager Carly Shay, who creates her own web show called iCarly with her best friends ...
Style: humorous, light, entertaining, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: teenage life, sitcom, siblings relations, teenage girl, teenager, computers and web, friendship, high school, internet video, best friends, show, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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: humorous, realistic, feel good, not serious, sentimental
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, cheerleader, architect, sitcom, siblings relations, suburban life, couples, teenage life, family life, suburbs, parents and children, couple relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.7
 31K
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, captivating, feel good, realistic, situational comedy ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: family, teenage life, siblings relations, lifestyle, family relations, deal, adolescence vs adulthood, unlikely partners, manipulations, step siblings, prank, parents and children ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.7
 48K
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: sitcom, family, friends, single parent, friendship, family life, single father, youth, coming of age, eccentric family, siblings relations, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: semi serious, witty, humorous, realistic, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: sitcom, family, boss and employee, lifestyle, society, family life, columnist, teenage life, disorder, suburbs, fish out of water, friendship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, pennsylvania, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.3
 941
See Dad Run (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
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: humorous, not serious, light, feel good, realistic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: sitcom, family, couples, couple relations, parents and children, family life, actor's life, family relations, youth, teenage life, artists and showbiz, siblings relations
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.1
 3K
My Two Dads (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: My Two Dads is an American sitcom that starred Staci Keanan, Paul Reiser and Greg Evigan. It aired on NBC from 1987 to 1990 and was produced by Michael Jacobs Productions in association with Tri-Star Television and distributed by TeleVentures.
Style: not serious, feel good, humorous, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: sitcom, single father, lifestyle, odd couple, coming of age, family life, buddies, partners, custody, family, family relations, friends ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Malcolm in the Middle (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: A gifted young teen tries to survive life with his dimwitted, dysfunctional family.
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, neurotic, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: siblings relations, sitcom, anger, parents and children, family relations, teenage life, eccentric family, prodigy, uptight character, suburban life, youth, social satire ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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