Movies and TV shows like The Ellen Show

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The Ellen Show (2001)
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The Ellen Show (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The Ellen Show is a television sitcom starring Ellen DeGeneres that was broadcast during the 2001–2002 season on CBS. It was DeGeneres's second attempt at a sitcom, following Ellen on ABC, but it was unable to attract strong ratings and was quickly cancelled. After coming out as a lesbian on her first sitcom, DeGeneres's character on The Ellen Show, Ellen Richmond, was also a lesbian, although the show did not focus as heavily on the character's sexuality as did the final season of her first sitcom. The Ellen Show also starred Cloris Leachman, Martin Mull, Kerri Kenney, Jim Gaffigan and Emily Rutherfurd.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sitcom
Plot: small town, social differences, nothing goes right, fish out of water, love and romance, coming out, best friends, artists and showbiz, disorder, workplace, americana, workplace situations, social relations, tv show, prom, dysfunctional family, small town life, gender, gays and lesbians, boss and employee, lesbian, male female relationship, gay lead character, high school, lesbian romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary

Most similar movies to The Ellen Show

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and sitcom films and TV series with plots about disorder, workplace situations, workplace, love and romance, lifestyle, family relations and power relations mostly in Comedy, Romance and Drama genres. Some movies like The Ellen Show: Ellen (1994), Sordid Lives: The Series (2008), Less Than Perfect (2002), That Girl (1966), Telenovela (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Ellen (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Ellen is an American television sitcom that aired on the ABC network from March 29, 1994 to July 22, 1998, consisting of 109 episodes. The title role of Ellen Morgan, played by stand-up comedian Ellen DeGeneres, was a neurotic bookstore owner in her ...
Style: sitcom, clever, humorous, offbeat, witty ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming out, friendship, bookstore, looking for love, workplace situations, city life, store, thirtysomething life, disorder, couples, urban, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: california, los angeles
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100%
Sordid Lives: The Series (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Sordid Lives: The Series is an American television series created, written, and directed by Del Shores and acts as a prequel to 2000 film Sordid Lives, also by Shores, self-described as a "Black comedy about white trash". The show is set ...
Style: humorous, touching, witty, semi serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, coming out, white trash, small town, love and romance, social relations, lifestyle, small town life, self discovery, homosexual, gender, gays and lesbians ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Less Than Perfect (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Claude Casey moved up in the secretarial world of television news, from temp to the anchor's desk. After her boss hires her full time, Claude realizes she may be in over her head in this world of assistants fighting to get ahead. But Claude is ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, realistic, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: journalism, friendship, workplace situations, best friends, love and romance, media, workplace, power relations, tv show, workplace intrigue, colleague, butler ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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That Girl (1966)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: That Girl is an American sitcom that ran on ABC from 1966 to 1971. It stars Marlo Thomas as the title character Ann Marie, an aspiring actress, who moves from her hometown of Brewster, New York to try to make it big in New York City. Ann has to take ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, sitcom
Plot: actor's life, media, workplace, lifestyle, love and romance, tv show, workplace situations, performer's life, couples, power relations, workplace romance, boss and employee ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Telenovela (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: If you think the steamy sex, sensational scandals and heart wrenching heartbreak on Latino soap operas are a little extreme, just wait until you see what happens behind the scenes! Eva Longoria stars in this new comedy about Ana Sofia, a sizzling TV ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, sitcom, light, captivating ...
Plot: actor, workplace, backstage, tv show, workplace situations, showbiz, media, disorder, tv star, filmmaking, friendship, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Partners (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
TV show
Story: Partners is an American comedy series that aired on CBS from September 24 to November 12, 2012, on Monday nights at 8:30 pm, following the sitcom How I Met Your Mother. The series was created by Will & Grace creators Max Mutchnick and David ...
Style: humorous, not serious, sitcom, feel good, realistic
Plot: architect, friendship, partners, workplace situations, lifestyle, workplace, gay friend, friendship between men, male friendship, business partner, love triangle, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.1
 3K
Benched (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Nina is a dedicated, career driven corporate attorney who has a very public nervous breakdown after getting passed up for an expected promotion and now finds herself working as a public defender. Her personal and professional worlds are turned ...
Style: humorous, sitcom, semi serious, feel good, captivating ...
Plot: workplace, workplace situations, disorder, legal, life turned upside down, power relations, courtroom, lawyer, love and romance, courtroom drama
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Andy Richter Controls the Universe (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Fanciful series about an aspiring writer who imagines alternative life scenarios while working for a big company.
Style: sitcom, humorous, semi serious, witty, cynical ...
Plot: lifestyle, writer's life, best friends, workplace situations, boss and employee, dull life, workplace, love and romance, office, supportive coworker, hapless, singleness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Movie in collections
The CollegeHumor Show (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The CollegeHumor Show was an American comedy that premiered on MTV on February 8, 2009 and also aired on MuchMusic. The show is a scripted sitcom with sketch comedy elements. It is written by and stars nine actual CollegeHumor editorial staff ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, sitcom, captivating
Plot: workplace, showbiz, backstage, media satire, workplace situations, free spirited, disorder, silly humor, office, boss, producer, workplace humor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Men in Trees (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Men in Trees is an American romantic television comedy-drama series which premiered on September 12, 2006 on ABC and starred Anne Heche who played relationship coach Marin Frist. The series was set in the fictional town of Elmo, Alaska and concerned ...
Style: touching, realistic, humorous, semi serious, clever
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: starting over, fish out of water, love and romance, fall in love, looking for love, social relations, hopes, writer's life, lifestyle, infidelity, dating, americana ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
My Heart is Yours (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Mexico
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Fernando Lascurain is a wealthy businessman and recent widower, attempting to raise his seven unruly children. He seeks the assistance of a new nanny. He hires and falls in love with Ana Leal, a struggling exotic dancer who tries to hide her double ...
Style: humorous, touching, feel good, sentimental, semi serious ...
Plot: love triangle, fall in love, life turned upside down, social differences, nanny, workplace situations, disorder, youth, workplace, family life, parents and children, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Corner Gas (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Corner Gas is a Canadian television sitcom created by Brent Butt. The series ran for six seasons from 2004 to 2009. Re-runs still air on CTV, CTV Two and The Comedy Network in Canada. Deriving its name from the roadside gas station in the fictional ...
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: village life, gas station, small town, workplace, family relations, boss and employee, village, fish out of water, partners, lifestyle, friendship, suburban life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
It's All Relative (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: It's All Relative is an ABC sitcom about a man who dates the adoptive daughter of a gay couple, which forces their very different families to learn to coexist.
Style: humorous, semi serious, sitcom, light, offbeat ...
Plot: family relations, class differences, protestant, nothing goes right, culture clash, eccentric family, couples, disorder, family problems, meet the parents, couple relations, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Younger (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Based on the novel by Pamela Redmond Satran, "Younger" follows 40-year old Liza, a suddenly single mother who tries to get back into the working world, only to find it’s nearly impossible to start at the bottom at her age. When a chance ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, semi serious, captivating, entertaining ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: starting over, age difference, workplace situations, hidden identity, twentysomething life, best friends, female friendship, single mother, mistaken identity, dishonesty, male objectification, older woman younger man relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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After Lately (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
TV show
Story: After Lately is an American television comedy. The series depicts, in mockumentary style, the behind the scenes goings-on at the office of the late-night talk show Chelsea Lately. The cast is made up of the actual writers and performers of Chelsea ...
Style: humorous, light, entertaining, captivating, witty ...
Plot: backstage, workplace, showbiz, producer, workplace situations, tv show, celebrity culture, late night, disorder, media, artists and showbiz, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Barely Famous (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 21 min.
TV show
Story: Introducing "Barely Famous": a docu-style comedy series. This show explores the hypocrisy of reality TV by centering around two sisters who say they would never do a reality show, but are being filmed by a camera crew. Over the course of ...
Style: semi serious, captivating, humorous, realistic, biting ...
Plot: satire, actor's life, nothing goes right, tv show, showbiz, looking for love, disorder, parody, family relations, media satire, love and romance, hollywood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Twenty Twelve (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Twenty Twelve is a BBC television comedy series written and directed by John Morton. Starring Hugh Bonneville, Jessica Hynes and Amelia Bullmore, the programme is a spoof on-location documentary following the organisation of the 2012 Summer Olympics ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, semi serious, realistic, talky
Plot: satire, workplace situations, power relations, disorder, nothing goes right, boss and employee, secretary, team, olympics, british humour, boss, loner ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Comedy about an inept American placed in charge of sales at his company's London branch. He has no experience with British culture, knows nothing about sales, and has only one employee, Dave. Each episode begins with a scene of Margaret ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, sitcom, feel good ...
Plot: nothing goes right, farce, fish out of water, disorder, boss and employee, workplace, manager, salesman, misfit, office, workplace situations, workplace problem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Tea & Sangria (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: UK, Spain
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Jilted in Madrid, a bewildered Englishman must learn to live and love again - the Spanish way.
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Audience: date night
Plot: fish out of water, life turned upside down, culture clash, love and romance, misfit, society, disorder, romance, social relations, love
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: madrid, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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W1A (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The follow-up to 'Twenty Twelve' as Ian Fletcher takes up the position of 'Head of Values' at the BBC. His task is to clarify, define, or re-define the core purpose of the BBC across all its functions and to position it ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, semi serious, light, feel good ...
Plot: workplace situations, workplace, satire, nothing goes right, intern, disorder, television, british humour, bbc, unsupportive coworkers, supportive coworker, joke ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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On the Air (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: On the Air is an American sitcom created by David Lynch and Mark Frost, and broadcast by ABC. In the United States only three episodes were aired, although seven were filmed. The program follows the antics of the staff of a fictional 1950s ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, offbeat, humorous, avant garde ...
Plot: tv show, nothing goes right, workplace, artists and showbiz, network, media sensation, disorder, workplace situations, media satire, media, oneiric, actress ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.8
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Normal, Ohio (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Normal, Ohio is an American television sitcom, which aired on the Fox Network in 2000. The show stars John Goodman as William "Butch" Gamble, a gay man returning to his Midwestern home town. The cast also includes Joely Fisher, Anita ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, touching
Plot: parents and children, homecoming, coming out, disorder, family relations, misfit, small town, homosexual, gays and lesbians, gender, homosexuality, gay parent ...
Time: 90s
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.7
 930
My Life as Liz (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
TV show
Story: My Life as Liz is a mockumentary style American television series that centers on the life of Liz Lee, a misfit high-school senior living in small town Texas. The series debuted on MTV on January 18, 2010. The first season finale aired on March 8, ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty, offbeat
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, social relations, friendship, youth, high school life, power relations, best friends, lifestyle, family relations, parents and children, society, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Kevin from Work (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 21 min.
TV show
Story: A workplace comedy centered on Kevin, a young man who declares his unrequited love for his coworker Audrey in a letter, believing he’ll never see her again after he accepts a job overseas. But when the opportunity falls through and Kevin is forced ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, feel good, light ...
Plot: love and romance, co worker co worker relationship, workplace situations, workplace, workplace romance, office, office romance, unrequited love, friendship between men, workplace humor, coworker relationship, male friendship
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Greg the Bunny (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Greg the Bunny is an American television sitcom that originally aired on Fox TV in 2002. It starred Seth Green and a hand puppet named Greg the Bunny, originally invented by the team of Sean S. Baker, Spencer Chinoy and Dan Milano. Milano and Chinoy ...
Style: not serious, humorous, offbeat, sitcom
Audience: teens
Plot: puppet, actor's life, showbiz, tv show, nothing goes right, workplace, disorder, network, artists and showbiz, buddies, imaginary, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.5
 12K
Outsourced (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Outsourced is an American television sitcom set in an Indian workplace. It is based on the John Jeffcoat film of the same name and adapted by Robert Borden of George Lopez and Universal Media Studios for NBC. The series originally ran from September ...
Style: realistic, sitcom, humorous, not serious, light ...
Plot: office, workplace, corporate world, workplace problem, workplace situations, society, love and romance, social differences, culture clash, boss and employee, staff, boss ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, mumbai india
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.7
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.7
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The Class (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: A group of 20-somethings are linked through attending the same third-grade class. An impromptu reunion begins on the 20th anniversary of the day they all met and each is wondering if they'll have anything in common. Some are eager to show off, ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sitcom, light ...
Plot: reunion, adolescence vs adulthood, friends, romance, gay, classmate, classmates, singleness, party, school, lifestyle, homosexual ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 8.3
 2K
Utopia (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Australia
Duration: 27 min.
TV show
Story: Set inside the offices of the "Nation Building Authority", a newly created government organisation responsible for overseeing major infrastructure projects, Utopia explores that moment when bureaucracy and grand dreams collide. It's a ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, semi serious, realistic, biting ...
Plot: political satire, workplace, workplace situations, disorder, office, workplace humor, bureaucracy, satire, government agency, politics, incompetence
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.0
 444
Exes & Ohs (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
TV show
Story: Exes & Ohs is an American and Canadian cable TV series that was launched on Logo on October 8, 2007, and Showcase in Canada. The show centres around the dating life of Jennifer, a lesbian documentary filmmaker with a vivid fantasy life and a ...
Style: touching, humorous, witty, sexy, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lesbian, friends, couples, couple relations, best friends, romance, gender, love and romance, lifestyle, family relations, looking for love, sexual identity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%