Movies and TV shows like Picket Fences

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Picket Fences (1992)
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Picket Fences (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Family, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
TV show
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: touching, humorous, gloomy, semi serious, odd
Plot: family relations, small town, murder, judge, sheriff, district attorney, satire, crimes, priest, parents and children, family life, intrigue, couples, society, law enforcement, fighting crime, americana, lifestyle, police investigation, siblings relations, dishonesty, hopes, couple relations, righting the wronged, small town sheriff ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
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, sentimental and touching films and TV series with plots about family relations, parents and children, family life, couple relations, couples, siblings relations and crimes mostly in Drama, Romance and Crime genres. Some movies like Picket Fences: The Waltons (1972), Knots Landing (1979), 7th Heaven (1996), Against the Wall (2011), The Practice (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Waltons (1972)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, sincere
Plot: large family, family relations, americana, great depression, fighting illness, thanksgiving, lifestyle, aging, wedding, mountain, desire, family life ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: virginia, usa, southern usa
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Knots Landing (1979)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The domestic adventures, misdeeds and everyday interactions of five families living on a cul-de-sac in a small California community.
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: family relations, small town, couples, family life, couple relations, americana, love affair, intrigue, love and romance, power, best friend, divorce ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 90s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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7th Heaven (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: semi serious, sentimental, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: family relations, family life, parents and children, suburbs, suburban life, society, teenage love, parenthood, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, child's point of view ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Against the Wall (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, relationship vs career, law enforcement, couples, crimes, family relations, workplace, new job, parents and children, police, internal affairs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, usa
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57%
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The Practice (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, realistic, serious, clever, stylized
Plot: law firm, lawyer, courtroom drama, hotshot lawyer, courtroom, legal, social problems, moral dilemma, injustice, lawyers and clients, workplace, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 90s, contemporary
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
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56%
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Pasadena (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Pasadena is an American primetime soap opera originally broadcast in the U.S. from September to November 2001 on Fox.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, gloomy, surprise ending
Plot: family relations, intrigue, family business, crimes, journalism, mystery, secret, mother daughter relationship, murder, wealth, media, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, pasadena california
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54%
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The Cosby Show (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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, realistic, feel good, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, family values, parents and children, family life, couples, lifestyle, couple relations, teenage life, verbal byplay, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, friendship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york, brooklyn new york city
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54%
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Providence (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: family relations, small town, family life, siblings relations, parents and children, love and romance, family problems, living with parents, homecoming, small town life, looking for love, hometown ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 90s, contemporary, 2000s
Place: rhode island, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Hamish Macbeth (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, law enforcement, crimes, police detective, against the rules, couple relations, small town sheriff, police investigation, love triangle, social relations, small town life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: scotland, scottish highlands, europe
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52%
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Avonlea (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: family outing, girls' night
Plot: family life, heroine, parents and children, teacher, small town, small town life, friendship, mischievous children, countryside, marriage, friends, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, turn of the century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Family Ties (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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, realistic, humorous, semi serious, witty
Audience: family outing
Plot: family, family relations, liberal, culture clash, hippie, lifestyle, parents and children, youth, siblings relations, teenage life, americana, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Perfect Murder, Perfect Town: JonBenét and the City of Boulder (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 178 min.
TV show
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: serious, suspenseful, psychological, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, who done it, dishonesty, media, law enforcement, mystery, family relations, parents and children, small town, small town life, child killer ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Kavanagh QC (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
TV show
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: realistic, serious
Plot: courtroom, family relations, judge, lawyer, prostitute, legal, rivalry, vigilantism, hopes, family life, crimes, courtroom drama ...
Time: 20th century, contemporary, 21st century, 90s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.0
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Second Chances (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: realistic, serious
Plot: small town, resort, hotel, small town life, mystery, dishonesty, social relations, couples, chance, marriage, male female relationship, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa
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49%
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Murder One (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, serious, realistic, sincere, contemplative
Plot: murder, legal, lawyer, courtroom, law firm, investigation, hotshot lawyer, couples, boss and employee, couple relations, workplace situations, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
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48%
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That '70s Show (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Crank up the 8-track and flash back to a time when platform shoes and puka shells were all the rage in this hilarious retro-sitcom. For Eric, Kelso, Jackie, Hyde, Donna and Fez, a group of high school teens who spend most of their time hanging out ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, realistic, not serious, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen drama
Plot: friendship, family relations, teenage love, group of friends, couple relations, parents and children, generation gap, adolescence vs adulthood, americana, first love, cannabis, suburbs ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Packed to the Rafters (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, feel good ...
Plot: family relations, couple relations, getting home, living with parents, parents and children, anniversary, siblings relations, nothing goes right, brother brother relationship, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Diagnosis Murder (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Dr. Mark Sloan is a good-natured, offbeat physician who is called upon to solve murders.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: murder, hospital, doctor, police detective, who done it, police investigation, partners against crime, homicide detective, friendship, father son relationship, workplace situations, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
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47%
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Empty Nest (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Empty Nest is an American sitcom that originally aired on NBC from 1988 to 1995. The series was created as a spin-off of The Golden Girls by creator and producer Susan Harris. For its first three seasons, Empty Nest was one of the year's top 10 ...
Style: sitcom, realistic, sentimental, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, doctor, supportive parent, parents and children, family, siblings relations, family life, pediatrician, father daughter relationship, coworker relationship, nurse, hospital ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: florida, miami, usa
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47%
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American Crime (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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: courtroom, family relations, crimes, parents and children, interracial relations, society, murder, racism, legal, tragedy, courtroom drama, court ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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46%
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Rake (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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, semi serious, cynical, humorous
Plot: courtroom, legal, family relations, intrigue, courtroom drama, crimes, lawyers and clients, hotshot lawyer, lawyer, rivalry, against the rules, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
No Looking Back (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Charlie returns to his old town where he meets his ex-girlfriend again and tries to get her back.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, love triangle, friendship, old love, waitress, working class, romance, couples, social relations, friends, family relations, hopes ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, texas, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
All My Children (1970)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: saga, emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic
Plot: betrayal, intrigue, dishonesty, lifestyle, crumbling marriage, rivalry, family relations, family problems, jealous spouse, childhood sweetheart, rapist, couples ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 21st century, 70s, 90s ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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The Wonder Years (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
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, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: childhood, generation gap, friends, childhood sweetheart, coming of age, suburbs, americana, family relations, high school, family, love and romance, teenage life ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century
Place: usa
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46%
 7.4
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Soul Food (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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: semi serious, humorous, sentimental, talky, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, parents and children, family life, siblings relations, family feud, couple relations, parents separation, family tradition, family values, couples, love and romance, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 20th century, 90s
Place: chicago illinois, illinois, usa
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45%
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The Octopus (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Italy, Austria, France, UK, Germany, Spain, Sweden
Duration: 402 min.
TV show
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, suspenseful, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: cosa nostra, mafia, police investigation, murder, law enforcement, society, crimes, fighting crime, family relations, family life, smuggling, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: sicily, italy, europe, palermo italy, southern italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Shark (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, evidence, crimes, uncover truth, testimony, court, legal, team ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Lone Star (1996)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Western
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, crimes, law enforcement, parents and children, small town life, uncover truth, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: texas, usa, southern usa, mexico, new jersey ...
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45%
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Judging Amy (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Judging Amy is an American television drama that was telecast from September 19, 1999, through May 3, 2005, on CBS-TV. This TV series starred Amy Brenneman and Tyne Daly. Its main character is a judge who serves in a family court, and in addition to ...
Style: realistic, sincere, sentimental, serious, touching
Plot: family relations, judge, legal, parents and children, starting over, love and romance, couples, living with parents, courtroom drama, single mother, female judge, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 20th century, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Thirtysomething (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Thirtysomething is an American television drama about a group of baby boomers in their late thirties. It was created by Marshall Herskovitz and Edward Zwick for MGM/UA Television Group and The Bedford Falls Company, and aired on ABC. It premiered in ...
Style: talky, realistic, serious, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: yuppie, family relations, friendship, advertising, parenthood, friends, social relations, couples, thirtysomething life, unfulfillment, love and romance, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%