Movies and TV shows like The Facts of Life

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The Facts of Life (1979)
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The Facts of Life (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The Facts of Life is an American sitcom that originally ran on the NBC television network from August 24, 1979, to May 7, 1988, making it the longest running sitcom of the 1980's. A spin-off of the sitcom Diff'rent Strokes, the series' premise focuses on Edna Garrett as she becomes a housemother at the fictional Eastland School, an all-female boarding school in Peekskill, New York.
Style: sitcom, humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious
Audience: teens
Plot: boarding school, friendship, girls' school, boarding school life, teenage life, best friends, youth, friends, abortion, lifestyle, coming of age, rich, school, college, schoolgirl, female protagonist, bad girl, store, dormitory, director, high school, tolerance, handyman, friendship between girls, tomboy ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: new york

Most similar movies to The Facts of Life

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, sitcom and semi serious films and TV series with plots about friends, youth, family relations, teenage life, family, friendship and teenager mostly in Comedy, Family and Drama genres. Some movies like The Facts of Life: Lizzie McGuire (2001), My Two Dads (1987), Silver Spoons (1982), Moesha (1996), Growing Pains (1985). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Lizzie McGuire (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Lizzie McGuire is an American live-action teen sitcom, which features an animated version of the title character performing soliloquy. The animated sequences were interspersed with the show's live-action sequences. It premiered on the Disney ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, witty, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: teen comedy, pre-teens, kids
Plot: friendship, family relations, teenage life, youth, family, school, siblings relations, female protagonist, part animation, popular girl, high school life, high school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa
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95%
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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: sitcom, feel good, humorous, not serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, single father, friends, family life, custody, friendship, parents and children, family, youth, partners, lifestyle, odd couple ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
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 ⇓
91%
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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: sitcom, feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: pre-teens, teens, family outing
Plot: family relations, verbal byplay, parents and children, family, best friends, lifestyle, youth, friends, eccentric family, family life, teenage life, blended family ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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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 ⇓
82%
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 ⇓
81%
Boy Meets World (1993)
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: sitcom, realistic, semi serious, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, teen drama, pre-teens, teens, kids
Plot: family relations, coming of age, school, college, high school, friendship, teenage life, high school life, teenage love, supportive parent, power relations, best friends ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 2000s
Place: philadelphia, pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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 ⇓
77%
Movie in collections
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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: 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 ⇓
77%
100 Things to Do Before High School (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: With real life and teen drama awaiting her after 8th grade graduation, CJ Parker has only a short time left to make the most of her middle school years. Together with her two lifelong best friends Fenwick and Crispo, she is determined to get the ...
Style: humorous, light, captivating, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: pre-teens, teen drama
Plot: friends, friendship, youth, teachers and students, coming of age, social relations, school, middle school, best friends, power relations, high school friend
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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Unfabulous (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Unfabulous is an American children's television series that aired on Nickelodeon. The series is about an "unfabulous" 7th Grade middle school student named Addie Singer, played by Emma Roberts. The show, which debuted in late summer ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic, sitcom
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: teenager, middle school, friendship, lifestyle, youth, family, best friends, teenage love, teen angst, popular girl, school, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Charles in Charge (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Charles in Charge is an American sitcom series starring Scott Baio as Charles, a 19-year-old student at the fictional Copeland College in New Brunswick, New Jersey, who worked as a live-in babysitter in exchange for room and board. Baio directed ...
Style: realistic, sitcom, semi serious, humorous
Audience: family outing
Plot: college, nanny, family life, teenage life, adolescence vs adulthood, family relations, love and romance, buddies, youth, young adult, college student, network ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Saved by the Bell: The New Class (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Saved by the Bell: The New Class is a spin-off of the Saved by the Bell series which ran from September 11, 1993 to January 8, 2000. The series lasted for seven seasons on NBC as a part of the network's TNBC Saturday morning line-up. It was the ...
Style: sitcom, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: high school, prom, prank, private detective, workplace, misfit, youth, hardcase students, high school life, teenage life, teachers and students, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 21st century, 2000s, 1990s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Punky Brewster (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Punky Brewster is an American sitcom about a girl named Punky Brewster being raised by her foster parent. The show ran on NBC from September 16, 1984 to September 7, 1986 and again in first-run syndication from October 30, 1987 to May 27, ...
Style: sitcom, touching, sentimental, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: orphan, family relations, optimism, friendship, adoption, foster child, disorder, friends, social worker, family problems, strong female presence, custody ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
So Little Time (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: So Little Time is an American sitcom starring Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen that aired on Fox Family. The first half of the series aired from June 2, 2001, to August 15, 2001. The series then went on a four-month hiatus owing to network management ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sitcom, entertaining
Audience: teens, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: twins, twin sister, teenage life, best friends, family, youth, teenage love, high school life, divorced parents, family life, teen angst, teenage girl ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: malibu california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Laverne & Shirley (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Laverne & Shirley is an American television sitcom that ran on ABC from January 27, 1976 to May 10, 1983. It starred Penny Marshall as Laverne De Fazio and Cindy Williams as Shirley Feeney, single roommates who worked as bottlecappers in a ...
Style: sitcom, feel good, not serious, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, date night
Plot: best friends, friendship, female friendship, starting over, looking for love, family relations, lifestyle, nothing goes right, working class, workplace, suburban life, boss and employee ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, milwaukee wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide is an American live action sitcom on Nickelodeon that debuted in the Nickelodeon Sunday night TEENick scheduling block on September 12, 2004. The series' actual pilot episode aired on September 7, ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, clever
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: friendship, school, survival, teenage life, bully, teaching the ways of the world, youth, friends, deal, odd, adolescence vs adulthood, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
A Different World (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: A Different World is an American television sitcom which aired for six seasons on NBC. It is a spin-off series from The Cosby Show and originally centered on Denise Huxtable and the life of students at Hillman College, a fictional mixed but ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, witty, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: college, adolescence vs adulthood, college life, best friends, golden years, buddies, workplace situations, friendship, teenage love, twentysomething life, student life, feminism ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Movie in collections
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 1K
Gidget (1965)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Gidget is an American sitcom about a surfing, boy-crazy teenager called "Gidget" and her widowed father Russ Lawrence, a UCLA professor. Sally Field stars as Gidget with Don Porter as father Russell Lawrence. The series was first broadcast ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious
Plot: surfing, family relations, friends, workplace romance, eccentric family, teenage love, suburban life, parents and children, college, friendship, teenage life, suburbs ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Clueless (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Clueless is a television series spun off from the 1995 teen film of the same name. The series originally premiered on ABC on September 20, 1996 as a part of the TGIF lineup during its first season. The show then spent its last two seasons on UPN ...
Style: sitcom, semi serious, realistic, humorous, feel good
Audience: girls' night, teens, teen comedy
Plot: high school, coming of age, youth, best friends, lifestyle, fashion, shopping, shopping mall, family relations, friends, teenage life, high school life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: beverly hills, los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 7.1
 3K
Benson (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Benson is an American television sitcom which aired from September 13, 1979, to April 19, 1986, on ABC. The series was a spin-off from the soap opera parody Soap; however, Benson discarded the soap opera format of its parent show in favor of a more ...
Style: sitcom, not serious, realistic, witty, humorous
Audience: family outing
Plot: butler, family, workplace, master and servant, society, family relations, power relations, friends, family life, boss and employee, friendship, urban setting ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 4.8
 11K
Shake It Up! (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Shake It Up is an American sitcom airing on Disney Channel in the United States. The series premiered on November 7, 2010. Created by Chris Thompson and starring Bella Thorne and Zendaya, the show follows the adventures of CeCe Jones and Rocky Blue ...
Style: not serious, feel good, sentimental, humorous, sitcom ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: dancer's life, workplace situations, artists and showbiz, youth, rivalry, media, family, workplace, teenage life, showbiz, tv show, dream come true ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Hangin' with Mr. Cooper (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Hangin' with Mr. Cooper is an American television sitcom that originally aired on ABC from 1992 to 1997, starring Mark Curry and Holly Robinson. The show took place in Curry's hometown of Oakland, California. Hangin' with Mr. Cooper ...
Style: sitcom, feel good, humorous, realistic, not serious
Audience: teens
Plot: roommate, teacher, friendship, singleness, power relations, couples, friends, twentysomething life, love and romance, lifestyle, best friends, workplace ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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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 ⇓
64%
 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 ⇓
56%
I Didn't Do It (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Ultra-competitive fraternal twins Lindy and Logan Watson, together with their four best friends, navigate their freshman year of high school. Each episode begins with a comedic "what just happened?" situation as Lindy and Logan each spin ...
Style: sitcom, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: twins, high school life, siblings relations, teenage life, youth, best friends, family relations, high school, buddies, coming of age, friends, teenager ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Perfect Strangers (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Perfect Strangers is an American sitcom that ran for eight seasons from March 25, 1986, to August 6, 1993, on the ABC television network. Created by Dale McRaven, the series chronicles the rocky coexistence of midwestern American Larry Appleton and ...
Style: sitcom, feel good, offbeat, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: greek, fish out of water, friendship, odd couple, goofy hero, immigrants, silly humor, farce, friends, stewardess, family relations, disorder ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 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 ⇓
56%
What's Happening!! (1976)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 24 min.
Story: What's Happening!! is an American television sitcom that aired on ABC from August 5, 1976 to April 28, 1979. The show premiered as a summer series. With good ratings and reviews, and after the failure of several other shows on the network, ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, feel good, realistic, not serious
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: coming of age, disorder, friends, family relations, teenage life, single parent, partners, nothing goes right, buddies, youth, male friendship, working class ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.2
 588
City Guys (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: City Guys is a United States television sitcom that aired from September 1997 to December 2001 on NBC. It lasted five seasons, and ended its run around the time of the dissolution of TNBC.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, touching, sitcom
Audience: teen drama
Plot: high school, boss, friendship, city life, teenage life, urban, lifestyle, youth, friends, streetwise, teenage boy, friend ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 2000s, 21st century, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, manhattan, new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%