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Picket Fences (1992)
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Picket Fences (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Family, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Picket Fences is an American television drama about the residents of the town of Rome, Wisconsin, created and produced by David E. Kelley. The show initially ran from September 18, 1992, to June 26, 1996, on the CBS television network in the United States. It sometimes struggled to maintain a stable prime-time audience and had fluctuating ratings, due in part to its Friday night time slot. In its first season on the air it placed 80th in the prime-time Nielsen ratings and in its second season it moved to 66th. The show's exteriors were shot in the L.A. suburb of Monrovia, California, with many of the townspeople appearing in the background of episodes.
Style: humorous, touching, gloomy, semi serious
Plot: small town, family relations, judge, sheriff, satire, murder, district attorney, crimes, couple relations, parents and children, family life, odd, hopes, intrigue, society, couples, fighting crime, dishonesty, lifestyle, law enforcement, police investigation, priest, siblings relations, americana, righting the wronged ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: wisconsin, usa

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Most similar movies to Picket Fences

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sentimental films and TV series with plots about family relations, parents and children, crimes, family life, couple relations, father daughter relationship and small town mostly in Drama, Crime and Romance genres. Some movies like Picket Fences: The Waltons (1972), Against the Wall (2011), Avonlea (1990), 7th Heaven (1996), Hamish Macbeth (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Waltons (1972)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Waltons is an American television series created by Earl Hamner, Jr., based on his book Spencer's Mountain, and a 1963 film of the same name. The show is centered on a family in a rural Virginia community during the Great Depression and ...
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, realistic, serious
Plot: americana, family relations, large family, great depression, friendship, siblings relations, aging, lifestyle, fighting illness, thanksgiving, mountain, parents and children ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century, 30s
Place: virginia, usa, southern usa
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95%
Against the Wall (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Against the Wall is an American police drama television series created by Annie Brunner. The series starred Rachael Carpani as Abby Kowalski, a police detective who recently joined the Internal Affairs division of the Chicago Police Department. The ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, touching, serious
Plot: policewoman, ambition, law enforcement, couples, crimes, relationship vs career, workplace, family relations, parents and children, new job, police, internal affairs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
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Avonlea (1990)
Genre: Drama, Adventure, Family, Mystery, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: After her father is accused of embezzlement, wealthy Sara Stanley is sent to live with her deceased mother's relatives on Prince Edward Island. While there, she must adjust to life in the small rural town of Avonlea, learn to cope with her ...
Style: sentimental, touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, family outing
Plot: heroine, small town life, family life, parents and children, small town, teacher, friendship, mischievous children, family relations, countryside, aunt niece relationship, cousin cousin relationship ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, turn of the century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
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7th Heaven (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: 7th Heaven is an American family drama television series, created and produced by Brenda Hampton. The series premiered on August 26, 1996, on The WB, the first time that the network aired Monday night programming, and was originally broadcast from ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, realistic, feel good, sincere ...
Plot: family life, parents and children, suburbs, suburban life, society, teenage love, parenthood, family relations, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, child's point of view ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
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91%
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Hamish Macbeth (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Hamish Macbeth is a comedy-drama series made by BBC Scotland and first aired in 1995. It is loosely based on a series of mystery novels by M. C. Beaton. The series concerns a local police officer, Constable Hamish Macbeth in the fictitious town of ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, touching, tense ...
Plot: small town, police, crime, police investigation, law enforcement, crimes, against the rules, police detective, couple relations, small town sheriff, love triangle, small town life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: scotland, scottish highlands, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
Knots Landing (1979)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The domestic adventures, misdeeds and everyday interactions of five families living on a cul-de-sac in a small California community.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: small town, family relations, couples, love and romance, intrigue, love affair, americana, couple relations, family life, marriage, divorce, power ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 70s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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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 ...
Style: sitcom, feel good, realistic, semi serious, witty ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, family values, parents and children, family life, couples, lifestyle, teenage life, couple relations, verbal byplay, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s, 1990s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
Little House on the Prairie (1974)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Little House on the Prairie is an American Western drama television series, starring Michael Landon, Melissa Gilbert, and Karen Grassle, about a family living on a farm in Walnut Grove, Minnesota, in the 1870s and 1880s.
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: farm, americana, small town, parents and children, family relations, family, love and romance, small town life, social relations, family life, teachers and students, siblings relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1880s, 1800s
Place: minnesota, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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Second Chances (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Second Chances is an American television series created and written by producers Bernard Lechowick and Lynn Marie Latham. The series premiered December 2, 1993, on CBS. Its cast includes Jennifer Lopez, Connie Sellecca, Megan Follows, Michelle ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: small town, chance, mystery, dishonesty, hotel, resort, small town life, couples, social relations, cadillac, male female relationship, marriage ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Perfect Murder, Perfect Town: JonBenét and the City of Boulder (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 178 min.
Story: About the infamous murder of six year old child beauty pageant contestant JonBenét Ramsey and the hysterical media coverage that made the investigation even more difficult.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, child killer, who done it, parents and children, small town life, mystery, media, law enforcement, dishonesty, deadly, small town ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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Lone Star (1996)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: When the skeleton of his murdered predecessor is found, Sheriff Sam Deeds unearths many other long-buried secrets in his Texas border town.
Style: twists and turns, tense, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: sheriff, murder, police investigation, haunted by the past, investigation, mystery, crime, crimes, law enforcement, parents and children, uncover truth, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: texas, usa, mexico, southern usa, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Diagnosis Murder (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Dr. Mark Sloan is a good-natured, offbeat physician who is called upon to solve murders.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: murder, hospital, doctor, father son relationship, who done it, partners against crime, police investigation, police detective, crime, homicide detective, friendship, partners ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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Providence (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Providence is an American television drama series that aired on NBC starring Melina Kanakaredes. The show ran for five seasons from January 8, 1999 until December 20, 2002.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sentimental, atmospheric
Plot: family relations, parents and children, siblings relations, family life, love and romance, family problems, living with parents, homecoming, looking for love, small town life, hometown, small town ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 21st century, contemporary, 2000s ...
Place: rhode island, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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Kavanagh QC (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Story: Kavanagh QC is a British television series made by Central Television for ITV between 1995 and 2001. It is often repeated on ITV3, and series 1–6 are available on Region 2 DVDs. The series starred John Thaw as barrister James Kavanagh QC who ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: courtroom, family relations, lawyer, judge, courtroom drama, porn, rivalry, dedicated lawyer, life is a bitch, legal action, rebellion, legal ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 90s, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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Murder One (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Theodore 'Teddy' Hoffman is a highly-regarded defense attorney in a prestigious Los Angeles law firm. Having successfully defended the wealthy but suspicious Richard Cross in a much-publicised murder trial, he is now involved in the ...
Style: suspenseful, contemplative, realistic, serious, sincere
Plot: legal, lawyer, murder, law firm, boss and employee, workplace situations, couple relations, crime, investigation, hotshot lawyer, couples, courtroom drama ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Packed to the Rafters (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Packed to the Rafters is an Australian family-oriented television series which premiered on the Seven Network on Tuesday 26 August 2008 at 8:30 pm. The show has continued on Tuesdays in this timeslot for its entire run. The drama series features a ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: family relations, getting home, couple relations, living with parents, siblings relations, parents and children, anniversary, nothing goes right, brother brother relationship, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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Shark (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Notorious Los Angeles defense attorney Sebastian Stark becomes disillusioned with his career after his successful defense of a wife-abuser results in the wife's death. After more than a month trying to come to grips with his situation, he is ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense, suspense
Plot: hotshot lawyer, murder, lawyer, false accusation, prosecutor, trial, evidence, crimes, uncover truth, testimony, team, legal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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, semi serious, realistic, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: childhood, generation gap, childhood sweetheart, friends, suburbs, americana, family relations, teenager, high school, family, love and romance, teenage life ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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American Crime (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: An anthology drama focusing on all aspects of the U.S. criminal justice system dealing with crimes committed in America.
Style: realistic, tense, serious, suspense, exciting ...
Plot: family relations, courtroom, crimes, society, interracial relations, parents and children, murder, racism, legal, tragedy, courtroom drama, trial ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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78%
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Mayday (2013)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 59 min.
Story: It's Mayday in a small town steeped in pagan traditions where the crowning of the May Queen is the highlight of the day until suddenly she goes missing.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, enigmatic, gloomy
Plot: murder, police investigation, who done it, missing child, law enforcement, crimes, family relations, parents and children, couple relations, couples, deadly, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
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Rake (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Keegan Deane's staggering lack of discretion and inability to self-censor land him the law cases that nobody else will touch. He always tries to do the right thing, but at the same time struggles to save himself from the many self-destructive ...
Style: realistic, cynical, semi serious, humorous
Plot: courtroom, legal, family relations, crimes, courtroom drama, lawyers and clients, hotshot lawyer, intrigue, lawyer, dishonesty, district attorney, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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77%
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Gracepoint (2014)
Genre: Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: When a young boy is found dead on an idyllic beach, a major police investigation gets underway in the small California seaside town where the tragedy occurred. Soon deemed a homicide, the case sparks a media frenzy, which throws the boy's ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, bleak, gloomy
Plot: small town, murder investigation, murder, crime, police investigation, murder mystery, social relations, missing child, law enforcement, crimes, child murder, small town life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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77%
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The Octopus (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France, UK, West Germany
Duration: 402 min.
Story: Corrado Cattani is a police inspector whose life is devoted to fighting the Italian mafia (known here as "La Piovra" or "The Octopus").
Style: serious, tense, bad ending, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: cosa nostra, crime, police investigation, mafia, murder, fighting crime, law enforcement, society, crimes, family relations, family life, smuggling ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: sicily, italy, europe, sicily italy, palermo italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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The Practice (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Practice is an American legal drama created by David E. Kelley centering on the partners and associates at a Boston law firm. Running for eight seasons on ABC from 1997 to 2004, the show won the Emmy in 1998 and 1999 for Best Drama Series, and ...
Style: tense, clever, realistic, serious, stylized
Plot: law firm, courtroom drama, legal, courtroom, lawyer, social problems, moral dilemma, hotshot lawyer, dedicated lawyer, dishonesty, crimes, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 90s, contemporary
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
All My Children (1970)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: All My Children is an American television soap opera that aired on ABC for 41 years, from January 5, 1970 to September 23, 2011, and on The Online Network since April 29, 2013 via Hulu, Hulu Plus, and iTunes. Created by Agnes Nixon, All My Children ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, sentimental, saga
Plot: betrayal, infidelity, family life, drug abuse, rapist, childhood sweetheart, couples, love triangle, couple relations, intrigue, lifestyle, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 90s, 70s, 21st century, 20th century, 80s ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa, philadelphia
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76%
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Broadchurch (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 48 min.
Story: The murder of a young boy in a small coastal town brings a media frenzy, which threatens to tear the community apart.
Style: twists and turns, emotional, tense, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: police investigation, crime, murder investigation, small town, uncover truth, multiple suspects, courtroom drama, loss of son, murder, partners, loss of child, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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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 ⇓
76%
The Thorn Birds (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 477 min.
Story: This mini series covers 60 years in the lives of the Cleary family, brought from New Zealand to Australia to run their aunt Mary Carson's ranch. The story centers on their daughter, Meggie, and her love for the family's priest, Father ...
Style: sentimental, touching, family saga, emotional, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, couple relations, tragic love, clergy, destiny, catholic priest, hopes, priest, love affair, older man younger woman relationship, love and romance, girl man relationship ...
Time: 50s, 40s, 30s, 1920s, 60s ...
Place: australia
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75%
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Twin Peaks (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 47 min.
Story: The body of Laura Palmer is washed up on a beach near the small Washington state town of Twin Peaks. FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper is called in to investigate her strange demise only to uncover a web of mystery that ultimately leads him deep into ...
Style: atmospheric, gloomy, psychological, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: small town life, small town, investigation, who done it, murder, rape, death, crime, double life, special agents, secret, supernatural ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 1990s, 20th century, year 1989
Place: washington state, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Soul Food (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Soul Food: The Series is a television drama that aired Wednesday nights on Showtime from June 28, 2000 to May 26, 2004. Created by filmmaker George Tillman, Jr. and developed for television by Felicia D. Henderson, Soul Food is based upon ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic, talky ...
Plot: family relations, siblings relations, family life, parents and children, family feud, family tradition, family values, couples, couple relations, parents separation, love and romance, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 2000s, 20th century ...
Place: illinois, chicago illinois, usa
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75%