Movies and TV shows like Eastbound & Down

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Eastbound & Down (2009)
 8.3
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Eastbound & Down (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
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, dark humor, tragicomedy, realistic, cynical, not serious
Plot: baseball, comeback, teacher, desire for fame, agent, legendary, obsession, depression, coach, career, star, jealousy, accident, life is a bitch, ambition, salesman, odd, loser, coworker, dealer, troubled, glory, respect, humiliation, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, not serious and cynical films and TV series with plots about ambition, lifestyle, disorder, friends, friendship, sitcom and career mostly in Comedy, Drama and Sport genres. Some movies like Eastbound & Down: The Foot Fist Way (2006), Extras (2005), Entourage (2004), Californication (2007), Louie (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Foot Fist Way (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: An inept taekwondo instructor struggles with marital troubles and an unhealthy obsession with fellow taekwondo enthusiast Chuck "The Truck" Williams.
Style: humorous, dark humor, biting, realistic, cynical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: martial arts, small town, obsession, thirtysomething life, overbearing, crumbling relationship, dysfunctional character, life is a bitch, school, friendship, ambition, goofy hero ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.3
 48K
Extras (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 30 min.
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: witty, not serious, humorous, cynical, light ...
Plot: sitcom, actor's life, workplace, actor, desire for fame, aspiring actor, nothing goes right, unsuccessful, friendship, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 8.5
 151K
Entourage (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
Story: Film star Vince Chase navigates the vapid terrain of Los Angeles with a close circle of friends and his trusty agent.
Style: talky, cynical, realistic, witty, not serious ...
Plot: hollywood, fame, actor, friendship, celebrity, wealth, womanizer, buddies, producer, stupidity, partners, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 8.3
 162K
Californication (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
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, witty, humorous, dark humor, cynical ...
Plot: womanizer, lust, sexual relations, writer's life, strong sexual content, lifestyle, addiction, sexual activity, drugs/alcohol, family life, family problems, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 8.6
 70K
Louie (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
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, humorous, talky, sincere, semi serious ...
Plot: single parent, midlife crisis, performer's life, city life, family relations, comedian, loneliness, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, disorder, mishap, everyday life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, not serious, exciting, realistic, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: divorce, car race, marriage, french, advertising, family dinner, sport competition, prayer, stupidity, farce, championship, ego clash ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: alabama, north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.2
 20K
Hung (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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, sexual, dark humor ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sexual relations, lifestyle change, lifestyle, family life, middle aged, family problems, strong sexual content, new job, financial problem, family relations, talented, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, michigan, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.7
 23K
Nurse Jackie (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 27 min.
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, semi serious, cynical, dark humor, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: addiction, nurse, hospital, doctors and patients, workplace situations, friendship, staff, drug abuse, conflict, against the rules, drugs/alcohol, ethics ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Blue Mountain State (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 22 min.
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, feel good, light, realistic
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: college, youth, sport, friends, strong sexual content, looking for sex, sexual activity, sport team, american football, college life, ambition, athlete's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.8
 4K
The Game (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 21 min.
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: realistic, sexy, semi serious, humorous
Plot: football, hot and sexy, social climbing, friends, slick, jealousy, lifestyle, millionaire, sexual activity, manager, success, star ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, medical school, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 8.5
 85K
The Office (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
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: humorous, not serious, realistic, feel good, offbeat ...
Plot: office, job, sitcom, boss, employer employee relationship, workplace, power relations, workplace problem, everyday life, coworker, goofy hero, frustration ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.6
 33K
Ballers (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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, athlete, american football player, party, family relations, friendship, betrayal, business ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, miami, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 8.2
 8K
Legit (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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: cynical, talky, dark humor, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: antisocial behavior, buddies, mishap, comedian, everyday life, career, friendship, irresponsible, lifestyle, friends, self involved, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.4
 23K
House of Lies (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
Story: Charming, fast talking Marty Kaan and his crack team of management consultants know how to play the corporate game better than anyone, by using every dirty trick in the book to woo powerful CEOs and close huge deals. In the board rooms, barrooms, ...
Style: cynical, realistic, clever, dark humor, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: greed, power relations, workplace situations, powerful corporation, drugs/alcohol, ambitious, dishonesty, workplace, coworker relationship, hotshot hero, career, casual sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.4
 5K
Pitch (2016)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The dramatic and inspirational story of a young pitcher who becomes the first woman to play Major League Baseball.
Style: inspirational, uplifting, suspense, captivating, slang
Plot: baseball, sport, woman, lifestyle, dishonesty, friendship, father daughter relationship, rivalry, ambition, adaptation, destiny, family ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Bronx Is Burning (2007)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: exciting, epic, realistic, clever, humorous ...
Plot: baseball, sport, serial killer, rivalry, rising to stardom, contests and competitions, hopes, city life, ambition, mayor, campaign, athlete's life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, new york yankees, usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 8.0
 3K
Lights Out (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: bleak, serious, captivating, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boxing, lifestyle change, financial problem, career, collector, agent, marriage, right and wrong, family relations, retiring, parents and children, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 8.1
 13K
The Big C (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A suburban mother faces her cancer diagnosis while trying to find humor and happiness as well.
Style: humorous, sincere, semi serious, dark humor, tragicomedy ...
Plot: terminal illness, teacher, cancer, parents and children, unfulfillment, fighting illness, couple relations, life is a bitch, dealing with death, immature, hopes, repression ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 7.5
 6K
Enlightened (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
Story: Enlightened follows the story of Amy, a self-destructive executive, who, after a very public breakdown and a subsequent philosophical awakening in rehabilitation, tries to get her life back together.
Style: tragicomedy, sincere, humorous, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: self discovery, midlife crisis, coping, workplace situations, starting over, coworker, ex couple relations, family relations, sanity, optimism, responsibility, mental disorders ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Parks and Recreation (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
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: humorous, not serious, talky, realistic, clever
Plot: sitcom, office, female protagonist, politics, employer employee relationship, political satire, office romance, election, workplace situations, small town life, workaholic, boss and employee ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Life's Too Short (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
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: witty, humorous, not serious, cynical, talky ...
Plot: dwarf, sitcom, actor, agent, physical appearance, celebrity culture, divorce, frustration, workplace, unsuccessful, small time, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 8.3
 41K
The League (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
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: humorous, realistic, funny, light, satirical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: geek, sitcom, friends, bonding, slacker, parenthood, family life, irresponsible, family relations, suburbs, obsession, immature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.9
 42K
Cheers (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
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: realistic, intellectual, clever, humorous, not serious ...
Plot: bar, sitcom, coach, womanizer, accountant, psychiatrist, ex athlete, couples, owner, dreams, opposites attract, workplace ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 8.0
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The Comeback (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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: humorous, not serious, realistic, biting, cynical
Plot: comeback, sitcom, makeup artist, director, actress, disorder, worn out, roommate, model, ambition, musician, backstage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.8
 10K
Hellcats (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: feel good, semi serious, humorous, entertaining, realistic
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: cheerleading, college, teenage life, friends, student life, ex couple relations, lifestyle, love and romance, youth, social relations, team, college life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: campus, usa, memphis, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.0
 7K
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: realistic, humorous, not serious
Audience: teens
Plot: baseball, sport, stripper, misfit partners, hung over, living with parents, drugs/alcohol, against the odds, bet, contests and competitions, small town, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Friday Night Lights (2006)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Friday Night Lights is an American drama television series based around a high school football team situated in Texas. The series takes place in the fictional town of Dillon: a small, close-knit community in rural Texas. Particular focus is given to ...
Style: realistic, sincere, suspenseful, serious, sentimental ...
Audience: teen drama, teens
Plot: high school, sport, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, friendship, sport team, coach, football, teenage life, ambitious, human spirit, career ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.5
 11K
Hello Ladies (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 29 min.
Story: Stuart Pritchard is an awkward, overly-confident Englishman trying to date in Los Angeles – where he repeatedly attempts to infiltrate the world of beautiful people.
Style: witty, not serious, humorous, cynical, talky ...
Plot: dating, buddies, antisocial behavior, wooing, looking for love, disorder, couples, actress, loser, sitcom, supportive friend, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Pete versus Life (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Pete versus Life is a Channel 4 sitcom created by George Jeffrie and Bert Tyler-Moore. It stars Rafe Spall and the first episode was aired on 6 August 2010. It was recommissioned for a second series after averaging 1.6 million viewers and a young ...
Style: not serious, stylized, humorous, witty, cynical ...
Plot: sitcom, politically correct, failed attempt, sexual relations, singleness, twentysomething life, self involved, media, lifestyle, couples, soccer, young people ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.8
 38K
Wilfred (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
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: surreal, dark humor, gross out humor, offbeat, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: loser, dog, stoners, odd couple, slacker, buddies, insanity, mental illness, character change, drugs/alcohol, suburbs, pets ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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