Movies and TV shows like Ally McBeal

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Ally McBeal (1997)
 6.8
 32K
Ally McBeal (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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, odd
Audience: girls' night
Plot: law firm, roommate, lawyer, seduction, legal, workplace, friendship, workplace situations, workplace romance, legal action, looking for love, depression, psychiatrist, hallucination, lust, female protagonist, female lawyer, low self esteem, surrealism, singleness, friends, couple relations, love and romance, singer, office ...
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, lifestyle, couples and workplace situations mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Ally McBeal: Ally (1999), Drop Dead Diva (2009), Eli Stone (2008), Men at Work (2012), Benched (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Ally (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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: semi serious, humorous, sentimental
Audience: girls' night
Plot: legal, workplace, singleness, looking for love, workplace situations, office, daydreamer, thirtysomething life, roommate, dream, lawyer, female lawyer ...
Time: 2000s, 90s
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
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100%
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Drop Dead Diva (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: touching, sentimental, semi serious, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: body swapping, law firm, reincarnation, back from the dead, overweight, fat girl, supernatural, heaven and hell, angel, afterlife, lawyer, physical appearance ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Eli Stone (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, sentimental, humorous, surreal, feel good ...
Plot: lawyer, legal, court, lawyers and clients, courtroom drama, power relations, uptight character, dedicated lawyer, self discovery, family relations, siblings relations, a vision ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 8K
Men at Work (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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, light, feel good, captivating ...
Plot: buddies, workplace, lifestyle, couples, photographer, friendship, dating, magazine, love and romance, journal, manhood, thirtysomething life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Benched (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
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, feel good, captivating ...
Plot: workplace, workplace situations, legal, disorder, life turned upside down, courtroom, power relations, lawyer, love and romance, courtroom drama, female protagonist
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
What About Brian (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, realistic, semi serious, feel good
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: group of friends, friendship, marriage, looking for love, fear of commitment, couples, romance, unlikely couple, singleness, couple relations, adolescence vs adulthood, family life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 54K
Will & Grace (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
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, stylized, feel good, realistic, witty ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: gay, roommate, friendship, supportive friend, best friends, love and romance, dating, platonic, gender, singleness, looking for love, socialite ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 2000s ...
Place: new york, usa
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50%
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Harry's Law (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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: serious, clever, exciting, realistic
Plot: law firm, lawyer, courtroom, starting over, workplace, courtroom drama, lawyers and clients, legal action, partners, legal, dedicated lawyer, court ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, cincinnati ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
 8.4
 45K
Boston Legal (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
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, semi serious, humorous, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: hotshot lawyer, law firm, courtroom drama, lawyer, ethics, partners, legal, idealism, workplace, society, civil rights, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
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33%
 7.5
 7K
Ed (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, semi serious, humorous, touching, realistic
Plot: bowling, small town, starting over, homecoming, looking for love, lifestyle, best friends, hotshot lawyer, workplace, old friend, old love, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Franklin & Bash (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, dedicated lawyer, courtroom, court, courtroom drama, workplace situations, young man, power relations, friends, ambitious, defense attorney ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Boston Public (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Boston Public is an American drama television series created by David E. Kelley and broadcast on Fox. It centered on Winslow High School, a fictional public high school located in Boston, Massachusetts. The show was named for the real public school ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, sincere, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: high school, teachers and students, teacher student relationship, teacher, youth, rivalry, everyday life, teenage life, society, social problems, idealism, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Emily Owens M.D. (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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: sentimental, serious, realistic, sincere, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: doctor, hospital, medical, workplace, workplace romance, love and romance, intern, lifestyle, workplace situations, doctors and patients, treatment, surgery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, colorado
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Fairly Legal (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 41 min.
TV show
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: serious, touching, sentimental, realistic, sincere
Plot: female lawyer, law firm, boss and employee, family relations, workplace situations, introspection, parents and children, starting over, workplace, career change, lawyer, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Love & War (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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, talky, realistic, semi serious, sentimental ...
Plot: restaurant, newspaper columnist, workplace romance, couple relations, friendship, workplace situations, introspection, couples, friends, workplace, starting over, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
William and Mary (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 48 min.
TV show
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: semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: unlikely couple, battle of the sexes, opposites attract, fall in love, young lovers, workplace, lifestyle, romance, youth, looking for love, workplace situations, midwife ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Cashmere Mafia (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: realistic, semi serious, humorous, sexy, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: ambitious woman, friendship, relationship vs career, lifestyle, love and romance, workplace, gender, best friends, ambition, couple relations, city life, workplace situations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.0
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Ellen (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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, talky, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming out, friendship, bookstore, city life, store, workplace situations, looking for love, couples, thirtysomething life, disorder, friends, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Life on Top (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Based on a novel by Clara Darling, about a college grad who heads to a big city looking for work and discovers her older sister, who's been living there for years, is a model.
Style: humorous, captivating, emotional, entertaining, feel good ...
Plot: family relations, city life, friendship, couples, fashion, college graduate, sexual relations, looking for love, lifestyle, model, love and romance, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Tyler Perry's If Loving You Is Wrong (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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: sentimental, semi serious, humorous, realistic, captivating
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love and romance, starting over, looking for love, family relations, friendship, couple relations, parents and children, couples, family problems, marriage, relationships, male female relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Raising the Bar (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
TV show
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, clever, realistic, tense, stylized
Plot: courtroom drama, district attorney, courtroom, friends, relationship vs career, workplace, friendship, classmate, dedicated lawyer, law firm, power relations, legal action ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 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: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: looking for love, friends, fall in love, friendship, love and romance, restaurant, shyness, love story, lifestyle, happy ending, casual sex, seduction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Defenders (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Defenders is a drama about two colorful Las Vegas defense attorneys who go all-in when it comes to representing their clients. Nick and Pete are the local go-to guys with an eclectic client list who are still looking to hit their own jackpot.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, suspense, exciting ...
Plot: lawyer, jury, courtroom drama, hopes, workplace, courtroom, power relations, society, coworker, dedicated lawyer, legal action, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 7.3
 1K
Cupid (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Cupid was a television series that aired on ABC from March 31 to June 16, 2009. The series is a revival of sorts of the network's 1998 series of the same name, changing its primary setting from Chicago to New York City.
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, light, sentimental
Audience: date night
Plot: true love, psychiatrist, looking for love, therapy, romance, obsession, doctors and patients, cupid, mythology, greek mythology, power of love, matchmaking ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.2
 976
The Ex List (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, light, romantic, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: romantic obsession, dating, lifestyle, love and romance, looking for love, friends, singleness, thirtysomething life, ex boyfriend, male female relationship, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.3
 712
Outlaw (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, serious ...
Plot: law firm, legal, courtroom, lawyers and clients, dedicated lawyer, workplace, hotshot lawyer, legal action, courtroom drama, power relations, society, jury ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.4
 1K
Noah's Arc (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
TV show
Story: Noah's Arc is an American cable television dramedy. The series, which predominantly features gay black and Latino characters, focused on many socially relevant issues, including same sex dating, same-sex marriage, same-sex parenthood, HIV and ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, sincere, sexy ...
Plot: gay, gay african american, friendship, boyfriend, dating, african american, gay couple, lifestyle, everyday life, looking for love, love and romance, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Perfect Couples (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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: talky, not serious, feel good, humorous, light ...
Plot: couples, couple relations, love and romance, up and down relationship, battle of the sexes, lifestyle, friendship, relationships, friends, male female relationship, romantic relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.8
 29K
Singles (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Romantic comedy about six of Seattle's young people, most of whom live in the same apartment building and whose lives revolve around the city's ever-expanding music scene. The interrelated stories about each character's progress ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, sweet, talky ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: music band, city life, clubbing, music, love and romance, friendship, looking for love, couple relations, musician, romance, young lovers, roommate ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: seattle, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
For Better or Worse (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Follow the the ups-and-downs of Angela Williams, the owner of a successful beauty salon, and her husband of 13 years, Marcus, a former professional football player who has recently partnered with Richard Ellington and Joseph Jetson on a new sports ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, talky
Plot: battle of the sexes, lifestyle, love and romance, couples, friends, couple relations, verbal byplay, marriage, thirtysomething life, silly humor, african american protagonist, profanity
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%