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Dear John (1988)
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Dear John (1988)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Dear John is an American sitcom that aired on NBC from 1988 to 1992. The series was based on the British sitcom of the same name. Dear John was retitled Dear John USA when it was shown in the UK. During its four-season run, the series was bounced to and from various time periods on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights. When the series moved from its post-Cheers slot on Thursdays to a post-Night Court slot on Wednesdays in 1990, series regular Jere Burns appeared in a network promo side-by-side with John Larroquette of Night Court. Reruns were syndicated to various local stations shortly after Dear John ended its run in 1992, which continued until 2004. The series also aired on E! for a brief period in the late-1990s. The show has not been seen in the United States since it left syndication.
Style: sitcom, humorous, offbeat, realistic, semi serious
Plot: support group, divorce, friends, love and romance, looking for love, couples, breakup, remarry, crumbling marriage, down on your luck
Time: 80s
Place: new york

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out sitcom, realistic, humorous and semi serious films and TV series with plots about friends, couples, family relations, love and romance, lifestyle, friendship and parents and children mostly in Comedy genres. Some movies like Dear John: Cosby (1996), Bagdad Cafe (1990), Too Close for Comfort (1980), Mama's Family (1983), All of Us (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Cosby (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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Story: Cosby is an American situation comedy television series broadcast on CBS from September 16, 1996 to April 28, 2000, loosely based on the British sitcom One Foot in the Grave. The program stars Bill Cosby and Phylicia Rashād, who previously worked ...
Style: sitcom, semi serious, realistic, witty, humorous
Audience: family outing
Plot: elderly, indoor, family relations, retiring, couples, family, aging, lifestyle, family life, unemployment, parents and children, couple relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
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Bagdad Cafe (1990)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Bagdad Cafe is an American television sitcom starring Whoopi Goldberg and Jean Stapleton. The series premiered March 30, 1990 on CBS. The show is based on the 1987 Percy Adlon film Bagdad Cafe.
Style: sitcom, humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic
Plot: desert, cafe, friends, strong female presence, misfit, best friends, hopes, introspection, redemption, friendship, restaurant, hotel ...
Time: 80s
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Too Close for Comfort (1980)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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Story: Too Close for Comfort is an American television sitcom which ran on the ABC network from November 11, 1980 until May 5, 1983, and in first-run syndication from April 7, 1984 until September 27, 1986. It was modeled after the British series Keep It ...
Style: sitcom, sexual, humorous, sexy, realistic ...
Plot: cartoonist, family life, relationship vs career, eccentric family, starting over, suburban life, couple relations, supernatural romance, bank, college, parents and children, suburbs ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: san francisco
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76%
Mama's Family (1983)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Thelma Harper and her spinster sister Fran open their home to Thelma's recently divorced son Vinton and his teenage son and daughter. It's quite an adjustment for everyone, especially the cranky, argumentative Thelma.
Style: sitcom, humorous, offbeat, realistic, semi serious
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, friends, couples, family problems, adult virgin, family life, teenage life, parents and children, strong female presence, family, female friendship ...
Time: 80s
Place: florida, usa
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All of Us (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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Story: All of Us is an American sitcom that premiered on the now-defunct UPN network in the United States on September 16, 2003, where it aired for its first three seasons. On October 1, 2006, the show moved to The CW, a new network formed by the merger of ...
Style: sitcom, touching, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: family relations, divorce, reporter, family life, parents and children, couple relations, buddies, friends, couples, family
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
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71%
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Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Davina and her husband Al try to revamp their lives as they struggle with the uncertainties of middle age.
Style: realistic, dark humor, semi serious, humorous, sitcom ...
Plot: family relations, self discovery, midlife crisis, couples, parents and children, couple relations, friends, unfulfillment, siblings relations, strong female presence
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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Story: Alice is an American sitcom television series that ran from August 31, 1976 to March 19, 1985 on CBS. The series is based on the 1974 film Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore. The show stars Linda Lavin in the title role, a widow who moves with her ...
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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Style: sitcom, semi serious, sentimental, humorous, realistic
Audience: teens
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Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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Story: Three's Company is an American sitcom that aired from March 15, 1977, to September 18, 1984, on ABC. It is based on the British sitcom, Man About the House. The story revolves around three single roommates: Janet Wood, Chrissy Snow and Jack ...
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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Duration: 30 min.
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Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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Genre: Comedy
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Duration: 30 min.
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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Style: sitcom, humorous, not serious, realistic
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The Odd Couple (1970)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The Odd Couple is a television situation comedy broadcast from September 24, 1970 to March 7, 1975 on ABC. It stars Tony Randall as Felix Unger and Jack Klugman as Oscar Madison, and was the first of several developed by Garry Marshall for Paramount ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, feel good, witty, not serious ...
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Time: 70s, 20th century
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After MASH (1983)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: AfterMASH is an American situation comedy that aired on CBS from September 26, 1983, to December 11, 1984. A spin-off of the series M*A*S*H, the show takes place immediately following the end of the Korean War and chronicles the adventures of three ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, witty, feel good, clever ...
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The Ropers (1979)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The Ropers is an American sitcom that ran from March 13, 1979 to May 22, 1980 on ABC. The series is a spin-off of Three's Company and based on the British sitcom George and Mildred. The series focused on middle-aged couple Stanley and Helen ...
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
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Story: Worst Week is an American TV series which originally aired on CBS from September 22, 2008 to June 6, 2009. The series was based on the British sitcom The Worst Week of My Life. The show was adapted for American audiences by Fox under the title Worst ...
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Maybe It's Me (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Maybe It's Me is an American television comedy series that aired on The WB Network. It first aired on October 5, 2001 and ended on May 3, 2002. The series was created and executive produced by Suzanne Martin, a former writer of Frasier and ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, sitcom, offbeat
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The John Larroquette Show (1993)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The John Larroquette Show is an American television sitcom that ran on NBC from September 2, 1993 until October 30, 1996. Created by Don Reo, the show was a vehicle for John Larroquette following his run as Dan Fielding on Night Court. The series ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, clever, sincere, offbeat ...
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Time: 90s, 20th century
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Private Benjamin (1981)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Private Benjamin is an American sitcom based on the movie of the same name. The show aired on CBS from April 6, 1981, to January 10, 1983. Eileen Brennan, who reprised her role from the film, won an Emmy and Golden Globe Award for her work on the ...
Style: sitcom, realistic, humorous, feel good, not serious
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Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Newhart (1982)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Dick Loudon and his wife Joanna decide to leave life in New York City and buy a little inn in Vermont. Dick is a how-to book writer, who eventually becomes a local TV celebrity as host of "Vermont Today." George Utley is the handyman at ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, offbeat, witty, clever ...
Plot: small town, hotel, mayor, cafe, nothing goes right, best friends, lifestyle, unlikely couple, optimism, maid, couples, dull life ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: vermont, usa, new york
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40%
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227 (1985)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: 227 is an American situation comedy that originally aired on NBC from September 14, 1985, until May 6, 1990. The series stars Marla Gibbs as a sharp-tongued, inner-city resident gossip and housewife, Mary Jenkins. It was produced by Embassy ...
Style: sitcom, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Audience: family outing
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Time: 80s
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Evening Shade (1990)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Evening Shade is an American sitcom television series that aired on CBS from 1990 to 1994. The series stars Burt Reynolds as Wood Newton, an ex-professional football player for the Pittsburgh Steelers, who returns to rural Evening Shade, Arkansas to ...
Style: sitcom, offbeat, realistic, semi serious, humorous
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Time: 80s
Place: arkansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
What's Happening!! (1976)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: What's Happening!! is an American television sitcom that aired on ABC from August 5, 1976 to April 28, 1979. The show premiered as a summer series. With good ratings and reviews, and after the failure of several other shows on the network, ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, feel good, not serious, realistic
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: coming of age, teenage life, family relations, disorder, friends, single parent, partners, nothing goes right, buddies, youth, friendship between men, male friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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