Movies and TV shows like Breaking Away 1980

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Breaking Away (1980)
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Breaking Away (1980)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Breaking Away is a 1980 American comedy-drama television series that was based on the 1979 film of the same name. It was created by Steve Tesich, who wrote the original film, and the film's director Peter Yates served as Executive Producer. As a prequel, the series was set during the year prior to the events of the film. Shaun Cassidy took over the role of Dave Stohler, a young man mad about bicycle racing and all things Italian. Barbara Barrie, Jackie Earle Haley and John Ashton reprised their roles from the film. The television series was set in Bloomington, Indiana, but was actually shot in Athens, Georgia. The show was caught up in the 1980 Screen Actors Guild Strike and did not begin production until that fall. While heavily promoted by ABC, it was overlooked by TV audiences once it got on the air and suffered low ratings. It was cancelled after eight episodes were filmed, though only seven episodes aired during its original run. ABC showed reruns of the show during the summer of 1981, and it was also rerun by the Arts & Entertainment cable channel during 1985–1987.
Style: sitcom
Plot: friendship, cyclist, working class, coming of age, bicycle

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Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 23 min.
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Style: semi serious, touching, sentimental, realistic, humorous
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Time: 90s, 1990s
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Lizzie McGuire (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
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Ebba och Didrik (1990)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Sweden
Duration: 262 min.
Story: Two siblings, Ebba and Didrik, live in small society by the sea. An ordinary family with usual struggles. They're looking for love in different ways, but it's easier said than done.
Plot: friendship, first love, family, sibling relationship, young love, school class, brother sister relationship, husband wife relationship, tv
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Boy Meets World (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
Story: Boy Meets World is an American television sitcom that chronicles the coming of age events and everyday life-lessons of Cory Matthews, a Philadelphian who grows up from a young boy to a married man. The show aired for seven seasons from 1993 to 2000 ...
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Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 2000s
Place: pennsylvania, philadelphia, usa
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Duration: 22 min.
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Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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Style: offbeat, realistic, semi serious, sincere, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hollywood, family relations, starlet, lifestyle, youth, disorder, coming of age, family, teenage life, parents and children, siblings relations, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Genre: Drama, Family
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Duration: 225 min.
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 24 min.
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Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, sitcom
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Duration: 30 min.
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Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 193 min.
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Style: semi serious, emotional, feel good
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
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Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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Style: touching, serious, sexual, realistic
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Duration: 22 min.
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Duration: 30 min.
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Duration: 60 min.
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Duration: 30 min.
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Genre: Drama, Family
Country: South Korea
Duration: 95 min.
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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49%
Studs Lonigan (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 360 min.
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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Style: sitcom, humorous, entertaining, feel good, light ...
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Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Sri Lanka
Duration: 88 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada, West Germany, USA
Duration: 199 min.
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Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, humorous, witty ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: orphan, adoption, teaching the ways of the world, countryside, love and romance, best friends, young heroes, teenage love, foster home, coming of age, island, farm ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 19th century, 18th century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Moesha was an American sitcom series that aired on the UPN network from January 23, 1996 to May 14, 2001. The series stars R&B singer Brandy Norwood as Moesha Mitchell, a high school student living with her family in the Leimert Park ...
Style: sitcom, semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, teens
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Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.3
 40
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Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 86 min.
Story: This is the story of two childhood friends - Lucas (a 16-year-old high-schooler) and Bert (a mechanic’s apprentice) - who flee the suffocating fish bowl that their killjoy families’ lives have become. Lucas, still quite immature, finds a “big ...
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43%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
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Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, sitcom
Audience: teens
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Blossom (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Blossom is an American sitcom broadcast on NBC from January 3, 1991, to May 22, 1995. The series was created by Don Reo, and starred Mayim Bialik as Blossom Russo, a teenager living with her father and two brothers. It was produced by Reo's ...
Style: sitcom, realistic, humorous, witty, touching ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens
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Time: 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%