Movies and TV shows like Ally McBeal

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Ally McBeal (1997)
 6.8
 30K
Ally McBeal (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Ally McBeal is an American legal comedy-drama television series, originally aired on Fox from September 8, 1997 to May 20, 2002. Created by David E. Kelley, the series stars Calista Flockhart in the title role as a young lawyer working in the fictional Boston law firm Cage and Fish, with other young lawyers whose lives and loves were eccentric, humorous and dramatic. The series placed #48 on Entertainment Weekly's 2007 "New TV Classics" list.
Style: sentimental, talky, humorous, feel good, semi serious, clever, offbeat
Audience: girls' night
Plot: law firm, lawyer, seduction, legal, roommate, workplace, friendship, workplace situations, workplace romance, legal action, looking for love, depression, psychiatrist, hallucination, lust, female protagonist, female lawyer, low self esteem, singleness, friends, couple relations, love and romance, singer, office, judge ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 21st century, 20th century, 2000s, 1990s
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts

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Most similar movies to Ally McBeal

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 workplace, love and romance, friends, friendship, couples, workplace situations and looking for love mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Ally McBeal: Ally (1999), Will & Grace (1998), Drop Dead Diva (2009), Eli Stone (2008), Miss Match (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Ally (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: In this half hour version of the FOX top rated show Ally McBeal, David E. Kelley adds un-aired scenes of the original show. Plus, he cut all the court stories, making the show about Ally's personal stories only.
Style: humorous, sentimental, semi serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: legal, looking for love, singleness, office, daydreamer, thirtysomething life, workplace, workplace situations, dream, bathroom, female executive, roommate ...
Time: 90s, 2000s, 1990s
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
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100%
 7.2
 50K
Will & Grace (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Will Truman and Grace Adler are best friends living in New York, and when Grace's engagement falls apart, she moves in with Will. Together, along with their friends, they go through the trials of dating, sex, relationships and their careers, ...
Style: sitcom, feel good, stylized, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: gay, friendship, roommate, supportive friend, best friends, love and romance, dating, looking for love, platonic, gender, singleness, lawyer ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 2000s ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 18K
Drop Dead Diva (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A shallow model suddenly dies in an accident only to find her soul resurfacing in the body of a brilliant, plus-sized attorney.
Style: sentimental, humorous, feel good, light, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: body swapping, law firm, back from the dead, overweight, supernatural, lawyer, reincarnation, human nature, self discovery, law and order, dishonesty, life after death ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 9K
Eli Stone (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Eli Stone is an American legal comedy-drama TV series, named for its title character. The series follows Stone, a San Francisco lawyer who begins to have hallucinations, which leads him to two possible conclusions: a potentially fatal brain ...
Style: semi serious, surreal, sentimental, humorous, offbeat ...
Plot: lawyer, trial, lawyers and clients, legal, courtroom drama, uptight character, siblings relations, self discovery, power relations, dedicated lawyer, family relations, a vision ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 6.5
 1K
Miss Match (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Miss Match is a 2003 American television series created by Jeff Rake and Darren Star and produced by Twentieth Century Fox, Darren Star Productions and Imagine Entertainment. It aired in the U.S. on NBC, Australia on Network Seven, Arena and FOX8, ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, realistic
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: matchmaking, workplace romance, romance, couples, looking for love, lifestyle, parents and children, family relations, workplace, workplace situations, lawyer, battle of the sexes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.5
 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: feel good, humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic
Plot: bowling, small town, homecoming, starting over, looking for love, old friend, workplace, lifestyle, best friends, hotshot lawyer, old love, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.1
 8K
Men at Work (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Men at Work is an American comedy series that airs on TBS. The series was created by Breckin Meyer and stars Danny Masterson, Michael Cassidy, Adam Busch, James Lesure and Meredith Hagner. The series premiered on May 24, 2012 at 10 pm. TBS second ...
Style: humorous, sitcom, feel good, light, captivating ...
Plot: buddies, workplace, lifestyle, photographer, couples, friendship, dating, magazine, love and romance, dumped, thirtysomething life, singleness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Two Guys and a Girl is an American sitcom created by Kenny Schwartz and Danny Jacobson. It ran on ABC from March 10, 1998, to May 16, 2001. Eighty-one episodes were aired over four seasons. The series stars Ryan Reynolds, Traylor Howard and Richard ...
Style: sitcom, not serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: friendship, basketball, roommate, medical school, up and down relationship, architect, love and romance, workplace, lifestyle, buddies, indoor, workplace situations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 21st century, 2000s, 1990s
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Franklin & Bash (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: When they're not hanging out at their favorite hot dog stand pontificating on what they'd go through to enjoy a night with their favorite female celebrities, Jared Franklin and Peter Bash are chasing down their latest clients...sometimes ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, exciting, sincere ...
Plot: law firm, lawyer, courtroom, workplace situations, courtroom drama, dedicated lawyer, trial, power relations, young man, friends, ambitious, defense attorney ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Single Ladies (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Single Ladies is an American comedy-drama television series on VH1 that debuted on May 30, 2011, as a two-hour television film. Created by Stacy A. Littlejohn and produced by Queen Latifah's Flavor Unit Entertainment, the series chronicles the ...
Style: humorous, captivating, light, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: romance, friendship, fashion, couple relations, looking for love, lifestyle, love triangle, society, social differences, strong female presence, singleness, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, georgia, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.1
 3K
Benched (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
Story: Nina is a dedicated, career driven corporate attorney who has a very public nervous breakdown after getting passed up for an expected promotion and now finds herself working as a public defender. Her personal and professional worlds are turned ...
Style: humorous, sitcom, semi serious, captivating, feel good ...
Plot: workplace, workplace situations, legal, disorder, life turned upside down, courtroom, power relations, lawyer, love and romance, courtroom drama
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.8
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Cheers (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Cheers is an American sitcom television series that ran for 11 seasons from 1982 to 1993. It was produced by Charles/Burrows/Charles Productions in association with Paramount Network Television for NBC and created by the team of James Burrows, Glen ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, clever, feel good, witty ...
Plot: bar, psychiatrist, ex athlete, accountant, coach, womanizer, couple relations, singleness, looking for love, indoor, divorced divorcee, boyfriend ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, 90s
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.6
 159
Love & War (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Love & War is an American television sitcom, which aired on CBS from September 21, 1992 to February 1, 1995. Created by Diane English, the series originally starred Susan Dey as Wally Porter, a Chicago restaurateur, and Jay Thomas as Jack ...
Style: sitcom, sentimental, witty, humorous, feel good ...
Plot: bar, newspaper columnist, restaurant, introspection, workplace romance, workplace situations, starting over, couple relations, friendship, columnist, love and romance, workplace ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.3
 5K
Mixology (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 21 min.
Story: One bar. One night. Ten single people. Welcome to Mix, a high-end bar in Manhattan's trendy meatpacking district.  These are the exploits of singles, five guys and five girls, in search of love - all over the course of one night.
Style: talky, realistic, sexy, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: battle of the sexes, looking for love, bar, couples, love and romance, couple relations, singleness, urban, friends, fast talker, dumped, waiter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Emily Owens M.D. (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Emily Owens, M.D. is an American medical drama television series created by Jennie Snyder Urman. It was picked up by The CW on May 11, 2012, It premiered on The CW on October 16, 2012, and aired on Tuesdays at 9:00 pm Eastern/8:00 pm Central. On ...
Style: feel good, realistic, light, entertaining, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: hospital, doctor, lifestyle, intern, workplace situations, workplace, treatment, love and romance, doctors and patients, workplace romance, power relations, staff ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
What About Brian (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Serial monogamist Brian O'Hara hits his mid-30s and suddenly realizes he's the last bachelor standing in his circle of friends. Not averse to the happily ever after his friends have achieved, Brian wonders whether he'll ever find Mrs. ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: friendship, group of friends, marriage, looking for love, couples, couple relations, singleness, family life, adolescence vs adulthood, unlikely couple, romance, dating ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, humorous, realistic
Plot: rivalry, career woman, friends, ambition, family life, workplace intrigue, thirtysomething life, office, couples, city life, best friends, workplace situations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Perfect Couples (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Perfect Couples is an American comedy television series that was originally broadcast by NBC. The half-hour romantic comedy was co-created by Jon Pollack and Scott Silveri and produced by Universal Media Studios. A sneak preview of the series aired ...
Style: not serious, humorous, feel good, talky, light ...
Plot: couples, couple relations, love and romance, battle of the sexes, up and down relationship, lifestyle, friendship, friends, society, buddies, twentysomething life, relationships
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Tyler Perry's If Loving You Is Wrong (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Follow the relationships of a group of husbands and wives that live and love on the same street. While the neighbors come from very different backgrounds, their lives are similar – raising children, dealing with exes, worrying about money and ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, sentimental, humorous
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love and romance, friendship, family relations, looking for love, starting over, couples, couple relations, family problems, parents and children, marriage, strong female presence, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Drew Carey Show (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Drew is an assistant director of personnel in a Cleveland department store and he has been stuck there for ten years. Other than fighting with co-worker Mimi, his hobbies include drinking beer and not being able to get dates. To make a few extra ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, realistic, not serious, talky
Plot: workplace, loser, office, department store, love and romance, couples, ordinary person, bad attitude, unsupportive coworkers, promotion, friends, buddies ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, 20th century, contemporary, 1990s ...
Place: ohio, usa, cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
William and Mary (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 48 min.
Story: William and Mary is an ITV romantic comedy drama set in London, England, starring Martin Clunes as William Shawcross, an undertaker, and Julie Graham as Mary Gilcrest, a midwife. Its title refers to its two principal characters and is a cultural ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: opposites attract, battle of the sexes, unlikely couple, fall in love, youth, romance, young lovers, looking for love, workplace situations, lifestyle, workplace, midwife ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 8.4
 42K
Boston Legal (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Boston Legal is an American legal dramedy created by David E. Kelley and produced in association with 20th Century Fox Television for ABC. The series aired from October 3, 2004, to December 8, 2008. Boston Legal is a spin-off of long-running Kelley ...
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, thought provoking, contemplative ...
Plot: courtroom drama, law firm, lawyer, ethics, partners, hotshot lawyer, legal, civil rights, idealism, workplace, society, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: sexy, realistic, semi serious, humorous, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: ambitious woman, relationship vs career, friendship, workplace, love and romance, lifestyle, workplace situations, couple relations, best friends, gender, ambition, city life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 7.3
 6K
Harry's Law (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Harriet, Matthew and Malcolm couldn't be any more different, but when they cross paths, they realize they're all looking for a fresh start. The most unlikely of people are starting a law practice in the most unlikely of places -- a rundown ...
Style: clever, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: law firm, lawyer, courtroom, starting over, courtroom drama, workplace, partners, legal action, legal, dedicated lawyer, trial, lawyers and clients ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, cincinnati ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.0
 5K
Ellen (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Ellen is an American television sitcom that aired on the ABC network from March 29, 1994 to July 22, 1998, consisting of 109 episodes. The title role of Ellen Morgan, played by stand-up comedian Ellen DeGeneres, was a neurotic bookstore owner in her ...
Style: sitcom, clever, humorous, offbeat, witty ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming out, friendship, bookstore, workplace, gender, lifestyle, urban, looking for love, workplace situations, city life, gays and lesbians, best friends ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.4
 12K
Ten Inch Hero (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Four friends search for love and happiness while working at a California sandwich shop.
Style: touching, witty, feel good, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: looking for love, love and romance, friends, fall in love, friendship, restaurant, young people, shyness, love story, lifestyle, happy ending, seduction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.3
 8K
Fairly Legal (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 41 min.
Story: Kate Reed is a firm believer that justice can always be found--even if it's not always in the courtroom. Once a lawyer at her family's esteemed San Francisco firm, Kate's frustration with the legal system led her to a new career as a ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: law firm, boss and employee, female lawyer, family relations, workplace situations, introspection, starting over, death of parent, parents and children, workplace, power relations, loss of parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Raising the Bar (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Story: The lives and cases of young lawyers who work on opposite sides - the public defender's office and the district attorney's office - as well as those who sit in judgment on their cases.
Style: serious, tense, clever, realistic, stylized
Plot: courtroom drama, courtroom, district attorney, friends, friendship, relationship vs career, workplace, law firm, classmates, power relations, legal action, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.2
 938
The Ex List (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Ex List is an American comedy-drama television series based on the Israeli series The Mythological X created and written by Sigal Avin. The Americanized version, developed by Diane Ruggiero and produced by Fox Television Studios, premiered on ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, romantic, light, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: dating, lifestyle, love and romance, looking for love, singleness, friends, thirtysomething life, ex boyfriend, male female relationship, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, romantic obsession, foreknowledge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.3
 685
Outlaw (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Outlaw is an American television series that was aired on the NBC network. The one-hour courtroom drama stars Jimmy Smits as a Supreme Court Justice who resigns from the bench and returns to private practice in an elite law firm where Claire Sax, ...
Style: realistic, clever, psychological, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: law firm, legal, courtroom, lawyers and clients, hotshot lawyer, legal action, workplace, dedicated lawyer, courtroom drama, society, jury, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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