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How to Make It in America (2010)
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How to Make It in America (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Trying to make a name for themselves in New York's competitive fashion scene, Ben Epstein and his friend and business partner Cam Calderon use their street knowledge and connections to bring their ambitions to fruition. With the help of Cam's cousin Rene, who is trying to market his own high-energy drink, and their well-connected friend Domingo, the burgeoning entrepreneurs set out to make it big, encountering obstacles along the way that will require all their ingenuity to overcome.
Style: semi serious, stylized, captivating, entertaining, realistic
Plot: entrepreneur, american dream, ambition, follow your dream, lifestyle, businessman, ambitious, success, girlfriend, career, buddies, determination, resourceful, group of friends, party, young woman, musician, friends, ex couple relations, hopes, skating, latinos, urban, relatives, young people ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and sexy films and TV series with plots about friends, friendship, lifestyle, urban, ambition, city life and family relations mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like How to Make It in America: Cashmere Mafia (2008), Entourage (2004), Frances Ha (2012), Big Shots (2007), Suits (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Cashmere Mafia (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Cashmere Mafia is an American television comedy-drama which ran on ABC from January 6, 2008 to February 20, 2008. The series was created by Kevin Wade, who also served as executive producer alongside Darren Star, Gail Katz, Jeff Rake and Michael ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, sexy, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: ambitious woman, relationship vs career, friendship, lifestyle, love and romance, workplace, workplace situations, couple relations, best friends, gender, ambition, city life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
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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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69%
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Frances Ha (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Brazil
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An aspiring dancer moves to New York City and becomes caught up in a whirlwind of flighty fair-weather friends, diminishing fortunes and career setbacks.
Style: realistic, humorous, touching, semi serious, mumblecore ...
Plot: friendship, dancer, roommate, follow your dream, direction and purpose, bittersweet, dancer's life, loneliness, ambitious, artists and showbiz, best friends, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: usa, new york, japan, paris france, new jersey ...
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100%
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Big Shots (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Four friends are at the top of their game...until the women in their lives enter the room. Lines between boardroom and bedroom blur when these competitive but dysfunctional CEOs take refuge in their friendship, discussing business, confiding ...
Style: realistic, psychological, captivating, light, sexy ...
Plot: friendship, infidelity, ceo, buddies, boss, workplace intrigue, corporate world, power relations, success, mistress, workplace, business ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Suits (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: While running from a drug deal gone bad, Mike Ross, a brilliant young college-dropout, slips into a job interview with one of New York City's best legal closers, Harvey Specter. Tired of cookie-cutter law school grads, Harvey takes a gamble by ...
Style: witty, captivating, talky, serious, stylized ...
Audience: date night, boys' night, family outing
Plot: lawyer, hotshot lawyer, law firm, mentor, prodigy, ambitious, success, mastermind, deal, workplace situations, ambition, rivals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Lipstick Jungle (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Lipstick Jungle is an American comedy-drama television series created by DeAnn Heline and Eileen Heisler for NBC Universal Television Studio. The hour-long series was based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Candace Bushnell, who also ...
Style: talky, sexy, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: rivalry, friends, ambition, career woman, family life, thirtysomething life, workplace intrigue, city life, workplace situations, workplace, best friends, office ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Unscripted (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Unscripted is the on going tales of three out of work actors navigating the rough terrain of Los Angeles. In a land where the universal word for actors is "No", Unscripted takes a look at these three kind souls just trying to survive. ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, light, sexy ...
Plot: filmmaking, actor's life, showbiz, lifestyle, media, casting, aspiring actor, audition, hollywood, satire, media satire, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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DTLA (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: DTLA is a gay-themed television series which premiered October 24, 2012. The series was created, and is co-produced and directed by Larry Kennar. It follows a group of friends in Downtown Los Angeles under the slogan: One City, Seven Lives / Old ...
Style: realistic, humorous, psychological, captivating, semi serious ...
Plot: friendship, sexual relations, couple relations, gender, lgbt, group of friends, gay relationship, love, buddies, couples, friends, gays and lesbians ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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61%
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Togetherness (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Four adults nearing 40, living under the same roof, struggle to keep their relationships and their individual dreams alive.
Style: humorous, sitcom, mumblecore, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: relationship vs career, couple relations, ambition, buddies, couples, friendship, hopes, follow your dream, love and romance, family relations, friends, best friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.4
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House of Lies (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
TV show
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, semi serious, suspense, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: greed, hotshot hero, casual sex, power relations, workplace situations, hotshot, drugs/alcohol, powerful corporation, ethics, flirting, profanity, satire ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.4
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Frownland (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A rotten egg lobbed with spazmo aim at the spotless surface of the silver screen, FROWNLAND centers on social misfit and self-labeled "troll from under the bridge" Keith Sontag (Dore Mann). When he's not trying to sell coupons ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, clever ...
Plot: society, buddies, misfit, friends, love and romance, social misfits, lifestyle, suburbs, fall in love, city life, emotional abuse, insecurity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Men of a Certain Age (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Men of a Certain Age is an American comedy-drama television series, which premiered on TNT on December 7, 2009. The hour-long program stars Ray Romano, Andre Braugher and Scott Bakula as three best friends in their late forties dealing with the ...
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: group of friends, midlife crisis, friendship, family life, family relations, parenthood, bonding, divorce, middle aged, marriage, old friend, salesman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Starved (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Starved is an FX Network television situation comedy that aired for one season of seven episodes in 2005. The series was about four friends who each suffer from eating disorders, who met at a "shame-based" support group called Belt ...
Style: humorous, dark humor, sitcom, light, entertaining ...
Plot: eating disorder, support group, friendship, stock broker, misfit, lifestyle, dishonesty, society, mental illness, obsession, physical appearance, thirtysomething life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Love Monkey (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
TV show
Story: Love Monkey is a television series created by Michael Rauch and based on a book of the same name, by Kyle Smith. It starred Tom Cavanagh as a 30-something, single, record executive who navigated the tumultuous and highly amusing waters of work and ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, feel good, serious, clever
Plot: dating, musician, artists and showbiz, ambition, new job, lifestyle, siblings relations, family relations, thirtysomething life, pop music, interracial friendship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, michigan, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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City Baby (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Sexy. Style-conscious. Extreme love affairs. Complicated friendships. Life happens all too quickly when Cloey is reluctantly plucked from her comfort zone and complete reliance on others is overturned – a secure relationship with her boyfriend ...
Style: humorous, realistic, sexy, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: coming of age, infidelity, love triangle, youth, friends, city life, twentysomething life, dishonesty, grownups, party, apathy, moving ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, oregon, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Life After Fat (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
TV show
Story: Life After Fat is a comedy-drama web series filmed in New York City, focusing on Maddie, a 24 year old thrift store employee who loses 90 lbs over the course of a year. For the first time in her life, she feels noticed, and attractive, which ends up ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, sincere, humorous
Audience: girls' night
Plot: physical appearance, self discovery, city life, women, feminism, weight loss, self esteem, strong female presence, twentysomething life, urban, girl, feminist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
State of Georgia (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: State of Georgia is an American television situation comedy. It stars Raven-Symoné, Majandra Delfino and Loretta Devine. The half-hour multi-cam comedy series stars Raven-Symoné as Georgia, an aspiring actress with a larger-than-life personality, ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, not serious, captivating, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, actor's life, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, ambition, aspiring actor, city life, geek, female protagonist, best friends, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
For Better or Worse (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Follow the the ups-and-downs of Angela Williams, the owner of a successful beauty salon, and her husband of 13 years, Marcus, a former professional football player who has recently partnered with Richard Ellington and Joseph Jetson on a new sports ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, talky
Plot: battle of the sexes, lifestyle, love and romance, friends, couples, verbal byplay, couple relations, marriage, thirtysomething life, silly humor, profanity, african american protagonist
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: After a naive Midwestern girl's big city dreams are dashed her first week in New York, she finds herself living with her worst nightmare in this hilarious, contemporary comedy about a female odd couple who are surrounded by an outrageous cast ...
Style: sitcom, not serious, cynical, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: roommate, city life, friends, lifestyle change, lifestyle, party, naivete, odd couple, troublemaker, everyday life, twentysomething life, young people ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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 ⇓
55%
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Royal Pains (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: A young E.R. doctor who, after being wrongly blamed for a patient's death, moves to the Hamptons and becomes the reluctant "doctor for hire" to the rich and famous. When the attractive administrator of the local hospital asks him to ...
Style: semi serious, sexy, medical drama, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: doctor, doctors and patients, family relations, high society, starting over, millionaire, mogul, career, health situation, flirting, upscale, reluctant ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Gravity (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Gravity is an American comedy-drama television series created by Jill Franklyn and Eric Schaeffer. It premiered on April 23, 2010 on Starz in the United States. On June 30, 2010, Starz reported that Gravity had been canceled.
Style: tragicomedy, realistic, humorous, semi serious, dark humor ...
Plot: support group, suicide, suicidal, friendship, life is a bitch, starting over, human nature, misfit, hopes, plan gone awry, ex athlete, mental disorders ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
True Jackson, VP (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: True Jackson, VP is an American television sitcom that aired on Nickelodeon from November 8, 2008 to August 20, 2011. The series starred Keke Palmer, Ashley Argota, Matt Shively, Danielle Bisutti, Greg Proops, Robbie Amell and Ron Butler. The theme ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic, sitcom
Audience: family outing
Plot: fashion, friendship, teenager, disorder, lifestyle, workplace, boss and employee, teenage life, workplace situations, rise to the top, best friends, overnight success ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Related (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Related is an American comedy-drama series that aired on The WB network during the 2005-2006 television season. It revolved around the lives of four close-knit sisters - of Italian descent, raised in Brooklyn - living in New York City. The show was ...
Style: touching, humorous, captivating, light, sexy ...
Plot: eccentric family, family relations, everyday life, sibling relationship, looking for love, city life, sister sister relationship, workaholic, brooklyn new york city, friendship, rivalry, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.9
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Fresh Meat (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: A group of six students about to embark on the most exciting period of their lives so far: university!
Style: sitcom, semi serious, humorous, feel good, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: university, student life, dormitory, teenage life, lifestyle, student, youth, social awkwardness, adolescence vs adulthood, social relations, young people, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, manchester
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Hotel Babylon (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Hotel Babylon is a British television drama series based on the book of the same name by Imogen Edwards-Jones, that aired from 19 January 2006 to 14 August 2009, produced by independent production company Carnival Films for BBC One. The show ...
Style: sentimental, witty, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: hotel, workplace romance, concierge, guest, boss, lifestyle, vacation, sexual tension, ambitious, uptight character, workplace, manager ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, london
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54%
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Greek (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Casey Cartwright is poised to become the most powerful girl in the Greek system. Rusty, her little brother, is new on campus and he's the geek. But he sees Cyprus-Rhodes University as an opportunity to create a whole new identity.
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college life, student, college, fraternity, youth, party, student life, friendship, ex couple relations, social relations, social climbing, lifestyle ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Looking (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Three friends in San Francisco who explore the fun and sometimes overwhelming options available to a new generation of gay men.
Style: humorous, sincere, semi serious, realistic, clever
Plot: gay, gay couple, gays and lesbians, gay relationship, friendship, friendship between men, gay slur, male friendship, direction and purpose, looking for love, everyday life, career ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: san francisco, california, los angeles, usa, oakland california
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53%
2BPerfectlyHonest (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Business partners Frank and Josh go bankrupt after their dot-com start-up collapses before it goes online. Frank, a bachelor and broke, reluctantly moves back home to live with his parents while Josh, a hippie computer wiz who's married and has ...
Style: humorous, clever, semi serious, realistic
Plot: friends, friendship, disorder, partners, lifestyle, odd couple, love and romance, self discovery, infidelity, couples, nightlife, city life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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
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52%