Movies and TV shows like Rescue Me

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Rescue Me (2004)
 8.4
 24K
Rescue Me (2004)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Rescue Me revolves around the lives of the men in a New York City firehouse, the crew of 62 Truck. Examining the fraternal nature and relationships of firefighters, the series tackles the daily drama of the life-and-death situations associated with being a firefighter, while exploring the ways the men use dark humor to protect their true emotions.
Style: dark humor, gloomy, semi serious, humorous, realistic, psychological, offbeat, witty
Plot: rescue, fire department, danger, firefighter, urban, haunted by the past, firemen, life is a bitch, anti heroes, mentally unstable, dealing with death, alcohol abuse, workplace situations, heroes, workplace, chief, separated, self destructing, torment, divorced divorcee, rookie, worn out, divorce, life risking, hallucinations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa

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Most similar movies to Rescue Me

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and dark humor films and TV series with plots about workplace, workplace situations, urban, friendship, lifestyle, love and romance and family relations mostly in Drama, Comedy and Action genres. Some movies like Rescue Me: Louie (2010), The Unusuals (2009), Chicago Fire (2012), Gravity (2010), Lipstick Jungle (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.6
 70K
Louie (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Louis C.K. stars as a fictionalized version of himself; a comedian and newly divorced father raising his two daughters in New York City.
Style: talky, humorous, witty, dark humor, clever ...
Plot: single parent, sitcom, midlife crisis, urban, performer's life, city life, family relations, comedian, jazz, single father, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
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95%
 8.0
 5K
The Unusuals (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Unusuals is a comedy-drama television series that aired on ABC from April 8 to June 17, 2009 in the U.S. and Global in Canada. The pilot and first episode were written by Noah Hawley, a former writer and producer for Fox's Bones. An ABC ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: police detective, dishonesty, crime, police station, law enforcement, partners against crime, fighting crime, police investigation, uncover truth, police corruption, workplace situations, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 7.9
 30K
Chicago Fire (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: An edge-of-your-seat view into the lives of everyday heroes committed to one of America's noblest professions. For the firefighters, rescue squad and paramedics of Chicago Firehouse 51, no occupation is more stressful or dangerous, yet so ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: firefighter, rescue, fire department, paramedic, danger, life risking, responsibility, teamwork, characters in danger, workplace problem, crime investigation, chief ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: chicago illinois, illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 6.7
 891
Gravity (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Gravity is an American comedy-drama television series created by Jill Franklyn and Eric Schaeffer. It premiered on April 23, 2010 on Starz in the United States. On June 30, 2010, Starz reported that Gravity had been canceled.
Style: dark humor, offbeat, semi serious, tragicomedy, realistic ...
Plot: support group, suicide, social misfits, city life, mental disorders, hopes, urban, misfit, starting over, human nature, friendship, twentysomething life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Lipstick Jungle (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Lipstick Jungle is an American comedy-drama television series created by DeAnn Heline and Eileen Heisler for NBC Universal Television Studio. The hour-long series was based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Candace Bushnell, who also ...
Style: talky, sexy, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: friends, rivalry, friendship, family life, ambition, urban, thirtysomething life, office, city life, workplace, best friends, workplace intrigue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
I Just Want My Pants Back (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: I Just Want My Pants Back is an American comedy-drama that premiered with a special sneak peek on August 28, 2011 on MTV, with the series airing the new episodes beginning on February 2, 2012. The series is based on David J. Rosen's 2007 novel ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: looking for sex, adolescence vs adulthood, young adult, sex, city life, urban, twentysomething life, friends, friendship, love and romance, youth, lifestyle
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Cashmere Mafia (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Cashmere Mafia is an American television comedy-drama which ran on ABC from January 6, 2008 to February 20, 2008. The series was created by Kevin Wade, who also served as executive producer alongside Darren Star, Gail Katz, Jeff Rake and Michael ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, stylized, sexy
Audience: girls' night
Plot: architect, best friends, feminism, career woman, female friendship, urban, friendship, workplace situations, ambition, gender, workplace, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 7.7
 738
Related (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Related is an American comedy-drama series that aired on The WB network during the 2005-2006 television season. It revolved around the lives of four close-knit sisters - of Italian descent, raised in Brooklyn - living in New York City. The show was ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching, sexual
Plot: looking for love, siblings relations, sibling relationship, thirtysomething life, urban, love and romance, family relations, city life, eccentric family, everyday life, loss of mother, workaholic ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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 6.6
 556
Whoopi (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Whoopi was an American situation comedy, starring Whoopi Goldberg. The series revolved around the events and people at her hotel, the Lamont Hotel, in New York City. The show aired on Tuesdays from September 9, 2003, on NBC to April 20, 2004.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: sitcom, hotel, verbal byplay, boss and employee, workplace situations, society, workplace, social misfits, starting over, interracial relations, siblings relations, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.4
 23K
House of Lies (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
Story: Charming, fast talking Marty Kaan and his crack team of management consultants know how to play the corporate game better than anyone, by using every dirty trick in the book to woo powerful CEOs and close huge deals. In the board rooms, barrooms, ...
Style: cynical, clever, realistic, talky, dark humor ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: greed, workplace situations, drugs/alcohol, coworker relationship, power relations, strong sexual content, workplace, dishonesty, powerful corporation, ambition, ambitious, hotshot hero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Life After Fat (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Story: Life After Fat is a comedy-drama web series filmed in New York City, focusing on Maddie, a 24 year old thrift store employee who loses 90 lbs over the course of a year. For the first time in her life, she feels noticed, and attractive, which ends up ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sincere, touching
Audience: girls' night
Plot: twentysomething life, urban, self discovery, physical appearance, city life, women, self esteem, weight loss, feminist, feminism, girl, body image
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.5
 6K
Enlightened (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
Story: Enlightened follows the story of Amy, a self-destructive executive, who, after a very public breakdown and a subsequent philosophical awakening in rehabilitation, tries to get her life back together.
Style: tragicomedy, humorous, sincere, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: self discovery, starting over, midlife crisis, workplace situations, mental disorders, coping, depression, optimism, family relations, sanity, ex couple relations, responsibility ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.3
 385
Frownland (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A rotten egg lobbed with spazmo aim at the spotless surface of the silver screen, FROWNLAND centers on social misfit and self-labeled "troll from under the bridge" Keith Sontag (Dore Mann). When he's not trying to sell coupons ...
Style: dark humor, semi serious, clever, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: social misfits, suburbs, misfit, urban, buddies, fall in love, city life, love and romance, society, friends, lifestyle, mental breakdown ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 8.0
 444
Starved (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Starved is an FX Network television situation comedy that aired for one season of seven episodes in 2005. The series was about four friends who each suffer from eating disorders, who met at a "shame-based" support group called Belt ...
Style: offbeat, semi serious, dark humor, realistic, witty ...
Plot: eating disorder, support group, sitcom, obsession, friendship, mental disorders, cooking and food, thirtysomething life, hopes, friends, social misfits, singleness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.2
 20K
Hung (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Desperate times call for desperate measures and Ray Drecker's situation couldn't be much tougher. The former high school sports legend turned middle-aged high school basketball coach is divorced and struggling to provide for his kids when ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sexual, dark humor ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sexual relations, strong sexual content, family life, lifestyle change, lifestyle, family problems, family relations, workplace, social relations, suburbs, financial problem, new job ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, detroit, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.7
 23K
Nurse Jackie (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 27 min.
Story: Every day is a matter of life and death in a hectic New York City hospital, but for Nurse Jackie that's the easiest part. Between chronic back pain that won't quit, and a personal life on the constant edge of collapse, it's going to ...
Style: tragicomedy, semi serious, dark humor, cynical, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: addiction, nurse, hospital, doctors and patients, against the rules, workplace situations, drugs/alcohol, friendship, drug abuse, staff, conflict, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.8
 5K
Sirens (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: A comedy that follows three Chicago EMTs who despite their narcissistic and self-destructive personalities are uniquely qualified to save lives.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, based on british tv series
Plot: paramedic, rookie, workplace situations, urban, workplace, ambulance, separated, lifesaver, supportive coworker, self destructing, worn out, male protagonist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 8.7
 109K
Six Feet Under (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: A darkly comic look at members of a dysfunctional L.A. family that run a funeral business.  When death is your business, what is your life? For the Fisher family, the world outside of their family-owned funeral home continues to be at least as ...
Style: dark humor, psychological, emotional, surreal, tense ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, funeral home, dealing with death, hopes, drugs/alcohol, death, self discovery, sibling relationship, gays and lesbians, family secret, couple relations, family business ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
American Loser (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A dramatic comedy about a self-induced attention-deficit disordered, learning disabled, Tourette's syndrome suffering, balance impaired, ex-alcoholic young man from the Upper East Side of Manhattan and the gold-digging girl who inspires him to ...
Style: tragicomedy, humorous, semi serious, realistic, dark humor ...
Plot: alcoholic, social misfits, goofy hero, misfit, twentysomething life, love and romance, disorder, couples, support group, lifestyle, boat, sailing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
How to Make It in America (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Trying to make a name for themselves in New York's competitive fashion scene, Ben Epstein and his friend and business partner Cam Calderon use their street knowledge and connections to bring their ambitions to fruition. With the help of ...
Style: stylized, semi serious, realistic
Plot: entrepreneur, american dream, buddies, follow your dream, urban, young adult, group of friends, twentysomething life, fashion, city life, ambition, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Barney Miller (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Barney Miller is an American situation comedy television series set in a New York City police station in Greenwich Village. The series originally was broadcast from January 23, 1975 to May 20, 1982 on ABC. It was created by Danny Arnold and Theodore ...
Style: intellectual, humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty
Plot: police station, police detective, sitcom, workplace situations, urban, law enforcement, workplace, partners against crime, fighting crime, police investigation, crimes, partners ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Men of a Certain Age (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Men of a Certain Age is an American comedy-drama television series, which premiered on TNT on December 7, 2009. The hour-long program stars Ray Romano, Andre Braugher and Scott Bakula as three best friends in their late forties dealing with the ...
Style: sincere, semi serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Plot: midlife crisis, divorce, group of friends, friends, buddies, wife husband relationship, friendship, family life, unfulfillment, family relations, salesman, supportive friend ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.3
 60K
Girls (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
Story: The assorted humiliations, disasters and rare triumphs of four very different twenty-something girls: Hannah, an aspiring writer; Marnie, an art gallery assistant and cousins Jessa and Shoshanna.
Style: semi serious, clever, humorous, realistic, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: aspiring writer, female friendship, roommate, dating, strong sexual content, best friends, city life, young woman, young adult, friendship, new yorker, adolescence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 7.1
 18K
Royal Pains (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: A young E.R. doctor who, after being wrongly blamed for a patient's death, moves to the Hamptons and becomes the reluctant "doctor for hire" to the rich and famous. When the attractive administrator of the local hospital asks him to ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, stylized, sexy
Plot: doctor, doctors and patients, accountant, high society, starting over, siblings relations, lifestyle, family relations, power relations, mogul, layoff, patient ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.6
 6K
Ed (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: After his wife leaves him and he's fired from his job at a high-profile New York city law firm, Ed Stevens moves back to his small hometown of Stuckeyville where he buys the local bowling alley and attempts to win the heart of his high school ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, realistic, feel good
Plot: bowling, small town, psychiatrist, teacher, hotshot lawyer, starting over, lawyer, hometown, homecoming, romance, small town life, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.5
 1K
Happyland (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 21 min.
Story: Having grown up in a world of manufactured happiness, Lucy, the cynical teenage daughter of a idealistic theme park princess mom, wants to get out and experience something real. When Ian, the new park owner's son, arrives and sweeps her off her ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental
Audience: teens
Plot: theme park, coming of age, teenager, amusement park, love and romance, youth, workplace, parents and children, teenage love, dysfunctional family, workplace situations, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.8
 20K
Transparent (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: An LA family with serious boundary issues have their past and future unravel when a dramatic admission causes everyone's secrets to spill out.
Style: humorous, semi serious, dark humor, realistic, offbeat
Plot: lesbian, parents and children, siblings relations, family drama, lgbt, eccentric family, life turned upside down, family relations, family life, gays and lesbians, dysfunctional family, gender ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Follows a best-selling author of a self-help book series who is secretly hiding her separation from her husband as she starts to navigate her life as a single woman in her 40's in Los Angeles. She starts to side with and take advice more from ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: divorce, starting over, friends, dating, best friends, writer's life, self discovery, singleness, breakup, artists and showbiz
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 8.3
 1K
Action (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Action is an American comedy series about a Hollywood producer named Peter Dragon, who is trying to recover from his last box-office failure. It aired on Fox during the 1999-2000 season. The series was critically praised for its irreverent, and ...
Style: not serious, clever, humorous, realistic, dark humor ...
Plot: filmmaking, artists and showbiz, hollywood, nothing goes right, anti heroes, workplace situations, workplace, heroes, disorder, sleazy, agent, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: beverly hills, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.0
 825
The Smoke (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 44 min.
Story: An experienced fire fighter is badly injured and spends almost a year recovering at home. Now he returns to work, but is he as emotionally and physically sound as he thinks he is?
Style: serious, emotional, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Plot: rescue, workplace situations, injury, fire department, firemen, danger, urban, workplace, firefighter, lifesaver
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%