Movies and TV shows like Eastbound & Down

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Eastbound & Down (2009)
 8.2
 52K
Eastbound & Down (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
TV show
Story: Years after he turned his back on his hometown, a burned-out major league ballplayer returns to teach phys ed at his old middle school.
Style: humorous, not serious, dark humor, realistic, tragicomedy, cynical, sitcom
Plot: baseball, comeback, desire for fame, teacher, ambition, lifestyle, ex athlete, obsession, coach, loser, delusion, stupidity, dysfunctional character, glory, drinking problem, homecoming, rivals, sport, agent, depression, career, star, jealousy, accident, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, not serious and sitcom films and TV series with plots about ambition, friends, lifestyle, sport, friendship, disorder and profanity mostly in Comedy, Drama and Sport genres. Some movies like Eastbound & Down: Entourage (2004), Extras (2005), The Foot Fist Way (2006), Party Down (2009), Legit (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.4
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Entourage (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
TV show
Story: Film star Vince Chase navigates the vapid terrain of Los Angeles with a close circle of friends and his trusty agent.
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, not serious, cynical ...
Plot: actor, hollywood, buddies, fame, friendship, producer, wealth, celebrity, lifestyle, actor's life, rising to stardom, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: los angeles, california, beverly hills, usa
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95%
 8.3
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Extras (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Andy Millman gave up his day job five years ago in the hope of achieving the big time, but he’s yet to land a speaking part, let alone saunter down the red carpet to pick up an Oscar. He remains optimistic however, as rubbing shoulders with the ...
Style: sitcom, witty, humorous, not serious, cynical ...
Plot: aspiring actor, actor's life, workplace, actor, desire for fame, unsuccessful, popularity, friendship, celebrity culture, best friends, artists and showbiz, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
The Foot Fist Way (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An inept taekwondo instructor struggles with marital troubles and an unhealthy obsession with fellow taekwondo enthusiast Chuck "The Truck" Williams.
Style: humorous, tragicomedy, not serious, realistic, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: martial arts, obsession, buddies, life is a bitch, ambition, disorder, breaking point, school, infidelity, friendship, goofy hero, contests and competitions ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 8.2
 28K
Party Down (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Party Down is an American comedy television series that follows a Los Angeles, California, catering team for the titular company. The sextet of aspiring Hollywood actors and writers, as well as drifting lost souls, work small-time catering gigs ...
Style: sitcom, witty, humorous, not serious, cynical ...
Plot: actor, party, comedian, ambition, desire for fame, workplace, friendship, workplace situations, partners, team, coworker, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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 8.2
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Legit (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Jim Jefferies, an edgy, foul-mouthed stand-up comedian from Australia, in his mid-30s and living in LA, is endeavoring to make his life and career more “legit,” only to find it a difficult, uncomfortable uphill struggle every step of the way. ...
Style: humorous, not serious, dark humor, cynical, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lifestyle, career, buddies, friendship, self involved, everyday life, antisocial behavior, irresponsible, politically correct, artists and showbiz, profanity, comedian ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 8.3
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Californication (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
TV show
Story: A self-loathing, alcoholic writer attempts to repair his damaged relationships with his daughter and her mother while combating sex addiction, a budding drug problem, and the seeming inability to avoid making bad decisions.
Style: sexy, dark humor, cynical, witty, humorous ...
Plot: womanizer, writer's life, sexual relations, lust, lifestyle, sexual activity, drugs/alcohol, writers, family life, strong sexual content, addiction, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: california, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 7.1
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Hung (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Desperate times call for desperate measures and Ray Drecker's situation couldn't be much tougher. The former high school sports legend turned middle-aged high school basketball coach is divorced and struggling to provide for his kids when ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, dark humor, sexual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sexual relations, gigolo, lifestyle change, lifestyle, family life, adolescence, talented, new job, financial problem, family problems, strong sexual content, middle aged ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, detroit, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Lifelong friends and national idols Ricky Bobby and Cal Naughton Jr. have earned their NASCAR stripes with their uncanny knack of finishing races in the first and second slots, respectively, and slinging catchphrases like "Shake and bake!" ...
Style: humorous, exciting, funny, not serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: car race, divorce, farce, sport competition, french, stupidity, uninhibited rivalry, lifestyle, comeback, championship, teamwork, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alabama, north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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 8.5
 75K
Louie (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Louis C.K. stars as a fictionalized version of himself; a comedian and newly divorced father raising his two daughters in New York City.
Style: dark humor, sincere, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: single parent, comedian, midlife crisis, performer's life, family relations, city life, loneliness, frustration, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, parenthood, everyday life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 7.8
 48K
Cheers (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Cheers is an American sitcom television series that ran for 11 seasons from 1982 to 1993. It was produced by Charles/Burrows/Charles Productions in association with Paramount Network Television for NBC and created by the team of James Burrows, Glen ...
Style: sitcom, feel good, realistic, not serious, humorous ...
Plot: bar, womanizer, lifestyle, couple relations, looking for love, couples, sexism, workplace romance, unwanted pregnancy, drinking problem, everyday life, financial problem ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, 90s
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.7
 4K
The Game (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 21 min.
TV show
Story: The Game is an American comedy-drama television series created by Mara Brock Akil. Premiering on October 1, 2006, the series debuted as the only new comedy series chosen for The CW's primetime schedule. Along with Runaway, it was one of only ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: football, lifestyle, ambition, relationship vs career, high society, couple relations, millionaire, couples, best friends, romance, star, success ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.8
 84K
Goon (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Doug Glatt, a slacker who discovers he has a talent for brawling is approached by a minor league hockey coach and invited to join the team as the "muscle." Despite the fact that Glatt can't skate his best friend, Pat, convinces him to ...
Style: feel good, humorous, not serious, witty, thought provoking ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: dimwit, bouncer, success, hockey, fame, team, misfit, sport, ambition, machismo, leader, underdog ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, quebec, boston, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The Bronx Is Burning (2007)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Bronx Is Burning is a television drama that debuted on ESPN on July 9, 2007, after the 2007 MLB Home Run Derby. It is an eight-episode mini-series adapted from Jonathan Mahler's best-selling book, Ladies and Gentlemen, The Bronx Is Burning. ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, clever, humorous ...
Plot: baseball, major league, sport, athlete and trainer, ambition, contests and competitions, rising to stardom, athlete's life, self involved, coach, championship, manager ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, new york yankees, usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.8
 40K
Wilfred (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Everyone else sees Wilfred as just a dog, but Ryan sees a crude and somewhat surly, yet irrepressibly brave and honest Australian bloke in a cheap dog suit. While leading him through a series of comedic and existential adventures, Wilfred the dog ...
Style: dark humor, surreal, not serious, gross out humor, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: loser, foe turned friend, lifestyle, dog, stoners, slacker, odd couple, buddies, insanity, mental illness, character change, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.6
 38K
Ballers (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Looking at the lives of former and current football players, the show follows former superstar Spencer Strasmore as he gets his life on track in retirement while mentoring other current and former players through the daily grind of the business of ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, exciting, captivating, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, athlete's life, american football, ambition, nfl, american football player, friendship, party, betrayal, family relations, business, sport team ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, miami, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 8.0
 6K
The Comeback (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The series initially follows Valerie Cherish (Kudrow), a veteran sitcom actress who has been out of the spotlight for more than a decade, as she attempts in 2005 to return to the industry that made her famous. Valerie lands a role on a new network ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, not serious, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: comeback, actress, tv show, ambition, lifestyle, workplace, backstage, celebrity culture, media satire, self involved, disorder, worn out ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.4
 58K
Grudge Match (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A pair of aging boxing rivals are coaxed out of retirement to fight one final bout -- 30 years after their last match.
Style: humorous, realistic, emotional, inspirational, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: rivalry, elderly, contests and competitions, sport, aging, uninhibited rivalry, comeback, athlete's life, ex athlete, elderly man, parent child relationship, retirement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Parks and Recreation (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Hilarious ensemble comedy that follows Leslie Knope, a mid-level bureaucrat in the Parks and Recreation Department of Pawnee, Indiana, and her tireless efforts to make her quintessentially American town just a little bit more fun.
Style: sitcom, humorous, talky, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: political satire, employer employee relationship, office, female protagonist, politics, election, small town life, workplace situations, workaholic, boss and employee, office romance, loser ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 7.7
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Nurse Jackie (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 27 min.
TV show
Story: Every day is a matter of life and death in a hectic New York City hospital, but for Nurse Jackie that's the easiest part. Between chronic back pain that won't quit, and a personal life on the constant edge of collapse, it's going to ...
Style: tragicomedy, cynical, semi serious, realistic, dark humor ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: addiction, nurse, hospital, drugs/alcohol, doctors and patients, friendship, workplace situations, drug abuse, against the rules, conflict, staff, responsibility ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 8.0
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Lights Out (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Lights Out is an American television boxing drama series from the FX network in the United States. It stars Holt McCallany as Patrick "Lights" Leary, a New Jersey native, and former heavyweight champion boxer who is considering a comeback. ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, rough, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boxing, lifestyle change, reluctant, debt, family life, life is a bitch, machismo, coach, opponent, collector, ex athlete, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Life's Too Short (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Life's Too Short is a British sitcom mockumentary created and written by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant from an idea by Warwick Davis, and is as described by Gervais, about "the life of a showbiz dwarf".
Style: sitcom, humorous, witty, dark humor, cynical ...
Plot: dwarf, actor, physical appearance, agent, ambition, actor's life, lifestyle, fame, comedian, everyday life, career, showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Blue Mountain State (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Three incoming freshmen attending Midwestern college football powerhouse Blue Mountain State must quickly adapt to college life and juggle football, girls, classes and nonstop hazing.
Style: humorous, not serious, light, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: college, youth, american football, college life, teenage life, sport, friends, looking for sex, football, strong sexual content, sport team, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.9
 8K
Beer League (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An unemployed slacker (Lange) inspires his softball teammates to improve their game so they won't get kicked out of the local league.
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, exciting, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: baseball, drug use, contests and competitions, buddies, bet, partners, sport, small town, against the odds, underdog, friendship, sport team ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Mike Bassett: Manager (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Mike Bassett: Manager is a British TV comedy series, which began transmitting from 29 September 2005 on ITV. It is a follow-up to the film Mike Bassett: England Manager, and stars Ricky Tomlinson in the title role, Steve Edge as his assistant, and ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic
Plot: soccer, contests and competitions, rivalry, ambition, sport, athlete and trainer, sport team, manager, british humour, friends, hypnosis, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 8.1
 14K
The Big C (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A suburban mother faces her cancer diagnosis while trying to find humor and happiness as well.
Style: sentimental, humorous, sincere, dark humor, semi serious ...
Plot: terminal illness, teacher, cancer, fighting illness, human spirit, life is a bitch, family relations, hopes, parents and children, dying, marriage, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.7
 10K
Hellcats (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Pre-law student Marti Perkins' world is flipped upside down when she loses her scholarship, and realizes the only way she can stay in school is by reigniting her dormant teen gymnastic skills to win a place on Lancer University's legendary ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, entertaining, realistic
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: cheerleading, cheerleader, campus, college, teenage life, friends, rivalry, youth, love and romance, ambition, lifestyle, sport ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, memphis, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.4
 5K
Pitch (2016)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The dramatic and inspirational story of a young pitcher who becomes the first woman to play Major League Baseball.
Style: inspirational, uplifting, slang, suspense, captivating
Plot: baseball, woman, sport, lifestyle, dishonesty, father daughter relationship, ambition, friendship, rivalry, destiny, family, adaptation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 8.2
 44K
The League (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: The League is an American sitcom and semi-improvised comedy about a about a fantasy football league and its members and their everyday lives.
Style: sitcom, humorous, realistic, funny, light ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: geek, friends, family life, bonding, slacker, parenthood, family relations, irresponsible, obsession, suburbs, immature, fan ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Back in the Game (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Terry Gannon Jr. was an All Star softball player until life threw her a couple curve balls: a baby, a lost college scholarship and a loser for a husband. After striking out on her own, Terry and her son Danny move in with her estranged father, Terry ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, realistic, not serious, sitcom
Plot: baseball, living with parents, single mother, single parent, family relations, parents and children, athlete and trainer, ambition, misfit, contests and competitions, youth, eccentric family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 8.5
 99K
The Office (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The Office is a British sitcom television series that was first broadcast in the United Kingdom on BBC Two on 9 July 2001. Created, written, and directed by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, the programme is about the day-to-day lives of office ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, not serious, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: office, employer employee relationship, boss, workplace, job, boss and employee, coworker, everyday life, goofy hero, workplace problem, disorder, frustration ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%