Movies and TV shows like The Middle

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The Middle (2009)
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The Middle (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: The daily mishaps of a married woman and her semi-dysfunctional family and their attempts to survive life in general in the city of Orson, Indiana.
Style: feel good, not serious, realistic, humorous, offbeat, sitcom
Plot: siblings relations, everyday life, family values, family life, family relations, parents and children, adolescence, family, couple relations, marriage, teenage boy, childhood, youth, teenage girl, parenthood, small town, eccentric family, odd, father daughter relationship, father son relationship, mother daughter relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, brother brother relationship, talking to self, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, usa

Most similar movies to The Middle

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, sitcom and not serious films and TV series with plots about family relations, parents and children, family life, family, siblings relations, couple relations and couples mostly in Comedy, Drama and Family genres. Some movies like The Middle: Malcolm in the Middle (2000), The Goldbergs (2013), Modern Family (2009), Married with Children (1987), Friday Night Dinner (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Malcolm in the Middle (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: A gifted young teen tries to survive life with his dimwitted, dysfunctional family.
Style: sitcom, humorous, witty, dark humor, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: family relations, siblings relations, prodigy, parents and children, teenage life, social satire, marriage, youth, suburban life, teenager, dysfunctional family, family life ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
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82%
 8.1
 32K
The Goldbergs (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Before there were parenting blogs, trophies for showing up, and peanut allergies, there was a simpler time called the '80s. For geeky 11-year old Adam these were his wonder years and he faced them armed with a video camera to capture all the ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, feel good, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: retro, family life, childhood, parents and children, teenage life, overbearing parent, family values, three generations, brother sister relationship, family relations, jewish, siblings relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: pennsylvania, usa, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 8.4
 357K
Modern Family (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: The Pritchett-Dunphy-Tucker clan is a wonderfully large and blended family. They give us an honest and often hilarious look into the sometimes warm, sometimes twisted, embrace of the modern family.
Style: sitcom, humorous, realistic, cynical, not serious
Plot: family relations, family life, marriage, parents and children, blended family, adolescence, everyday life, generation gap, gay father, gay, eccentric family, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, southern california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Married with Children (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Married... with Children is an American sitcom that aired for 11 seasons. It featured a dysfunctional family living in a fictional Chicago, Illinois, suburb. The show, notable for being the first prime-time television series to air on Fox, ran from ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, light, feel good, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, family problems, struggle, family life, parents and children, working class, misfit, promiscuous daughter, stupidity, neighbor, marriage ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Friday Night Dinner (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Two siblings share their Friday night dinners at their parents home and, somehow, something always goes wrong.
Style: sitcom, not serious, humorous, realistic, nostalgic
Plot: family relations, family dinner, eccentric family, comedy of errors, parents and children, marriage, middle aged, disorder, social awkwardness, family gatherings, couple relations, grandparent and grandchild ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Good Luck Charlie (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Good Luck Charlie is an American television sitcom, which premiered on April 4, 2010, on Disney Channel. The series was created by Phil Baker and Drew Vaupen, who wanted to create a program that would appeal to entire families, as opposed to only ...
Style: sitcom, feel good, humorous, witty, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: large family, adolescence, diary, nurse, family relations, parents and children, parenthood, family values, siblings relations, youth, family, suburban life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
According to Jim (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: According to Jim is an American sitcom television series starring Jim Belushi in the title role as a suburban father of three children. It originally ran on ABC from October 1, 2001 to June 2, 2009.
Style: sitcom, feel good, realistic, not serious, humorous ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, couple relations, parents and children, family life, family values, lifestyle, buddies, suburbs, housewife, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
American Housewife (2016)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: A family comedy narrated by Katie, a strong-willed mother, raising her flawed family in a wealthy town filled with perfect wives and their perfect offspring.
Style: feel good, funny, sitcom, humorous, entertaining ...
Plot: family, optimism, woman, housewife, marriage, society, province, satire, suburbs, mother daughter relationship, mother son relationship
Place: connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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Everybody Loves Raymond (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Everybody Loves Raymond is an American television sitcom starring Ray Romano, Patricia Heaton, Brad Garrett, Doris Roberts, and Peter Boyle. It originally ran on CBS from September 13, 1996, to May 16, 2005. Many of the situations from the show are ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, feel good, not serious, realistic
Plot: overbearing parent, parents and children, family life, family values, marital problem, family tradition, in-laws, eccentric family, siblings relations, couple relations, brother brother relationship, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, 20th century, contemporary, 2000s ...
Place: new york, usa, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.2
 31K
Suburgatory (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Single father George Altman is doing his best to raise his sixteen-year-old daughter Tessa in the big city. When he discovers a box of condoms in her bedroom, though, he decides the time has come to move her to a more wholesome and nurturing ...
Style: not serious, realistic, sitcom, light, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: suburban life, teenage life, suburbs, youth, everyday life, social relations, family relations, fish out of water, parents and children, lifestyle, misfit, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 8.2
 31K
Parenthood (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Parenthood is an American comedy-drama television series developed by Jason Katims. Loosely based on the 1989 film of the same title, Parenthood tells of the Braverman clan which consists of an older couple, their four children and their families.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, touching
Plot: family life, responsibility, family drama, family relations, single parent, marital problem, adolescence, couple relations, parents and children, siblings relations, social relations, parenthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 35K
Young Sheldon (2017)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The early life of child genius Sheldon Cooper, later seen in The Big Bang Theory.
Style: clever, witty, humorous, philosophical
Plot: genius, child prodigy, school, boy, prodigy, mathematician, kids and family, childhood, family, scientist, adolescence, parents and children ...
Time: year 1990, 90s, 1990s, year 1989
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 7.0
 7K
Yes, Dear (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: A comedy about two young couples and their outrageously contrasting views on parenting. Greg and Kim Warner struggle on a daily basis to become perfect at the job. Kim is a neurotic, stay-at-home mother, and although her husband, Greg, is a success ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, realistic, not serious
Plot: parenting, family life, housewife, couples, parents and children, irresponsible, siblings relations, husband wife relationship, in-laws, family relations, couple relations, family
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Bernie Mac Show (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The Bernie Mac Show is an American sitcom that aired on Fox for five seasons from November 14, 2001 to April 14, 2006. The series featured comic actor Bernie Mac and his wife Wanda raising his sister's three kids: Jordan, Bryana, and Vanessa.
Style: sitcom, humorous, feel good, not serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: family relations, artists and showbiz, family life, eccentric family, parents and children, parenthood, husband wife relationship, black family, marriage, uncle nephew relationship, youth, suburbs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Surviving Jack (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: A boy becomes a man, and a man becomes a father, in a time before coming of age was something you could Google.
Style: sitcom, humorous, sentimental, not serious, realistic
Plot: parenthood, parents and children, lifestyle change, youth, antisocial behavior, family relations, family values, adulthood, marriage, adolescence vs adulthood, manhood, immature ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Your Family or Mine (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Based on an enormously popular Israeli comedy, Your Family or Mine comes from the producers of Friends, Will & Grace, How I Met Your Mother and Happy Endings. The new series revolves around Oliver and Kelli, who are living proof of the ...
Style: humorous, sitcom, entertaining, light, captivating ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family life, family relations, eccentric family, couple relations, parents and children, social differences, disorder, culture clash, friendship, everyday life, indoor, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The King of Queens (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Three's definitely a crowd for parcel post deliveryman Doug Heffernan (Kevin James), whose newly widowed father-in-law, Arthur (Jerry Stiller), has moved in with him and his wife, Carrie (Leah Remini). Doug's no longer the king of his ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, realistic, not serious, entertaining ...
Plot: working class, living with parents, friendship, marital problem, family relations, family problems, workplace, battle of the sexes, buddies, love and romance, family life, friends ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, 20th century, contemporary, 1990s ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Are We There Yet? (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Are We There Yet? opens where the popular film of the same name left off, with Nick and Suzanne newly married. After six months, their family is beginning to show growing pains, from the complexities of life as newlyweds to weathering the storm of ...
Style: sitcom, feel good, humorous, realistic, not serious
Plot: parents and children, family relations, couple relations, family life, ex athlete, newlyweds, blended family, black family, couples, youth, family, based on movie
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 8.5
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Schitt's Creek (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Formerly filthy rich video store magnate Johnny Rose, his soap star wife Moira, and their two kids, über-hipster son David and socialite daughter Alexis, suddenly find themselves broke and forced to live in Schitt's Creek, a small depressing ...
Style: humorous, not serious, sitcom, ironic, situational comedy ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, family outing
Plot: family relations, small town, eccentric family, parents and children, life turned upside down, couple relations, brother sister relationship, class differences, motel, riches to rags, bankruptcy, silly humor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Growing Up Fisher (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: It's not every family that's brought closer together by divorce, but then again, the Fishers are anything but typical.
Style: sitcom, humorous, captivating, light, feel good ...
Plot: family values, disability, family life, parents and children, siblings relations, eccentric family, self discovery, family relations, supportive parent, silly humor, divorce, blind character ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Jim Gaffigan Show (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Comedy about a husband and wife trying to raise their five kids in a New York two-bedroom apartment.
Style: humorous, not serious, sitcom, realistic, light ...
Plot: silly humor, family relations, parents and children, family life, couple relations, couples, family, wife, stand up comedian, stand-up comedian
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.1
 20K
Black-ish (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: A family man struggles to gain a sense of cultural identity while raising his kids in a predominantly white, upper-middle-class neighborhood.
Style: sitcom, humorous, not serious, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: family relations, parents and children, african american, family life, family, social differences, disorder, society, fish out of water, social relations, racial issues, teenage boy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
12%
 7.0
 40K
Roseanne (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 21 min.
TV show
Story: A working-class family struggles to get by on a limited income in the fictional town of Lanford, Illinois.
Style: sitcom, witty, humorous, cynical, biting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: working class, family, family relations, family life, suburbs, overweight, family values, couples, loud, indoor, gender, society ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 2010s ...
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Out of Practice (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Out of Practice is an American situation comedy that was produced by Paramount Network Television and originally broadcast on sister company CBS from September 19, 2005 to March 29, 2006. With producers Joe Keenan and Christopher Lloyd at the helm, ...
Style: sitcom, not serious, realistic, humorous, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, parents and children, eccentric family, family, couple relations, power relations, doctors and patients, therapy, siblings relations, doctor, family disapproval, fish out of water ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.6
 1K
Big Family (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Brazil
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: A Grande Família is a Brazilian television comedy, and is one of the most watched primetime shows. The show airs on the Globo Network, and tells the story of a typical lower middle-class family living in a suburb neighborhood of Rio de ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, not serious, realistic, absurd
Plot: family relations, family life, eccentric family, siblings relations, parents and children, couple relations, silly humor, couples, dysfunctional family, brazilian
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The War at Home (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The War at Home is an American sitcom created by Rob Lotterstein that ran from September 11, 2005 to April 22, 2007 on Fox. It follows the antics of a largely dysfunctional Long Island family. The show lasted for two full seasons but was not renewed ...
Style: sitcom, witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: family, family relations, eccentric family, teenage life, parents and children, siblings relations, adolescence vs adulthood, couple relations, youth, family values, dysfunctional family, family life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, long island, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.0
 1K
Odd Mom Out (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Acclaimed author Jill Kargman plays a version of herself as she navigates the treacherous and elite ecosystem of New York's Upper East Side, and the uber-wealthy mommy clique inhabiting this fantastically outrageous domain.
Style: humorous, semi serious, sitcom, feel good, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family life, parents and children, siblings relations, family relations, misfit, fish out of water, couples, best friends, disorder, strong female presence, couple relations, city life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Pretty the Series (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
TV show
Story: These are the trials and tribulations of the Champagne family, and all their collective friends and enemies, on their bumpy road to temporary reality stardom.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, talky, feel good ...
Plot: eccentric family, family life, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, family relations, profanity, parody, contests and competitions, ambition, disorder, power relations, dance school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.0
 1K
Quintuplets (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Quintuplets is a quirky ensemble comedy about the trials and tribulations of two parents raising 15-year-old quintuplets in a three-bedroom home.
Style: sitcom, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: family, cheerleader, brother sister relationship, teenage life, family life, eccentric family, lifestyle, family values, youth, parents and children, favoritism among siblings, housewife ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Better With You (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Better with You is an American romantic sitcom TV show starring Joanna Garcia Swisher and Jennifer Finnigan. The series aired on Wednesdays at 8:30 pm Eastern/7:30 pm Central on ABC and ran from September 22, 2010 to May 11, 2011. The series was ...
Style: humorous, feel good, sitcom, not serious, light ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: romance, love affair, family life, pregnancy, couples, family relations, couple relations, parents and children, lifestyle, siblings relations, love and romance, sister
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%