Movies and TV shows like This Is Us

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This Is Us (2016)
 8.7
 79K
This Is Us (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Follows the lives and families of three adults living and growing up in the United States of America in present and past times. As their paths cross and their life stories intertwine in curious ways, we find that several of them share the same birthday - and so much more than anyone would expect.
Style: thought provoking, touching, sincere, sentimental
Plot: adoption, parenthood, childhood, childhood memory, weight loss, depression, grieving, sibling, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, brother brother relationship, pregnancy, love interest, break up, flashback, dysfunctional marriage, family, mother son relationship, sibling relationship, alcohol abuse, self esteem, death of husband, male objectification, vietnam veteran, overweight ...
Time: contemporary, 1990s

Most similar movies to This Is Us

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, realistic, sentimental and humorous films and TV series with plots about family relations, parents and children, family, couples, love and romance, parenthood and youth mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like This Is Us: A Million Little Things (2018), Casual (2015), The Fosters (2013), The Wonder Years (1988), 7th Heaven (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
A Million Little Things (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: A group of friends from Boston who feel stuck in life experience an unexpected wake-up call after one of their friend dies unexpectedly.
Style: touching, thought provoking, melancholic, sentimental, emotional
Plot: group of friends, grief, friendship, suicide, relationships, conversation, family values, lgbt, family problems, love, adultery, friend
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 7.5
 7K
Casual (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 25 min.
Story: A dysfunctional family tries to help each other navigate the modern dating scene. Recent divorcee Tara and her bachelor brother coach each other through the crazy world of dating (on-line and off), while living under the same roof again for the ...
Style: thought provoking, sincere, humorous, touching, light
Plot: sibling relationship, dating, family problems, brother sister relationship, family argument, ex husband ex wife relationship, teenager, mother daughter relationship, sexual relations, psychologist, workplace problem, money problems ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 23K
The Fosters (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Stef Foster, a dedicated police officer, and her partner Lena Adams, a school vice principal, have built a close-knit, loving family with Stef's biological son from a previous marriage, Brandon, and their adopted twins, Mariana and Jesus. Their ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, touching, melancholic, sincere ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: gays and lesbians, foster child, step siblings, lesbian mother, teenage life, lesbian, adoption, foster home, troubled teen, family problems, family, supportive parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Wonder Years (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: The Wonder Years is an American television comedy-drama created by Neal Marlens and Carol Black. It ran on ABC from 1988 through 1993. The pilot aired on January 31, 1988, following ABC's coverage of Super Bowl XXII. The show achieved a spot ...
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: childhood, generation gap, childhood sweetheart, friends, americana, high school, teenager, family, siblings relations, love and romance, family life, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 70s, 60s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 5.2
 23K
7th Heaven (1996)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: 7th Heaven is an American family drama television series, created and produced by Brenda Hampton. The series premiered on August 26, 1996, on The WB, the first time that the network aired Monday night programming, and was originally broadcast from ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, realistic, touching, feel good ...
Plot: family life, suburbs, society, suburban life, parents and children, teenage love, parenthood, husband wife relationship, father daughter relationship, father son relationship, mother daughter relationship, child's point of view ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 34K
Raising Helen (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Helen Harris has a glamorous, big-city life working for one of New York's hottest modeling agencies. But suddenly her free-spirited life gets turned upside down when she must chose between the life she's always loved, and the new loves of ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens, date night, kids
Plot: adoption, couple relations, parents and children, love and romance, custody, parenthood, orphan, life turned upside down, society, hopes, family relations, opposites attract ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Life as We Know It (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: After a distastrous first date for caterer Holly and network sports director Messer, all they have is common is a dislike for each other and their love for their goddaughter Sophie. But when they suddenly become all Sophie has in this world, Holly ...
Style: touching, funny, humorous, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, parenthood, unlikely couple, initially antagonists, adoption, orphan, godparent, opposites attract, life turned upside down, lifestyle change, parents and children, godfather ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, atlanta georgia, hawaii, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 2K
Jack & Bobby (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: If "greatness is thrust upon us," as Winston Churchill once said, then it stands to reason that those who are destined for greatness are rarely aware of it. Take Jack and Bobby McCallister for example: two bright young brothers growing up ...
Style: sincere, thought provoking, realistic, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: president, childhood, head of state, parents and children, state affairs, siblings relations, family relations, youth, first love, sibling relationship, coming of age, friendship between boys ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
This Is Where I Leave You (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: When their father passes away, four grown, world-weary siblings return to their childhood home and are requested -- with an admonition -- to stay there together for a week, along with their free-speaking mother and a collection of spouses, exes and ...
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious, talky ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, homecoming, death of father, man child, family, eccentric family, family problems, last wish, couples, death in the family, family relations, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 29K
Parenthood (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Parenthood is an American comedy-drama television series developed by Jason Katims. Loosely based on the 1989 film of the same title, Parenthood tells of the Braverman clan which consists of an older couple, their four children and their families.
Style: humorous, realistic, touching, semi serious
Plot: family life, family drama, single parent, family relations, adolescence, couple relations, marital problem, parenthood, parents and children, siblings relations, responsibility, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.7
 112K
Six Feet Under (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: A darkly comic look at members of a dysfunctional L.A. family that run a funeral business.  When death is your business, what is your life? For the Fisher family, the world outside of their family-owned funeral home continues to be at least as ...
Style: dark humor, psychological, emotional, tense, surreal ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, death, funeral home, hopes, dealing with death, self discovery, gays and lesbians, family business, workplace problem, drugs/alcohol, life changing experience, financial problem ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 4K
October Road (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: When Nick Garrett was 18, he packed up his truck and said goodbye for a summer road trip that turned into 10 years of being away. He has since become a literary celebrity in New York, living off the fame and fortune of his best-selling novel and ...
Style: serious, touching, sentimental, realistic
Plot: small town, old friend, hometown, love and romance, mystery, homecoming, parenthood, success, family relations, writer's life, teacher, writer's block ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, massachusetts, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
My Mad Fat Diary (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 47 min.
Story: Set in 1996 in Lincolnshire, the show tells the tragic and humorous story of a very troubled young girl Rae, who has just left a psychiatric hospital, where she has spent four months after attempting suicide, begins to reconnect with her best friend ...
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: teenage life, physical appearance, best friends, depression, loneliness, social misfits, youth, teenage love, adolescence, fat girl, high school life, first love ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s, year 1996
Place: england, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.9
 4K
For Keeps? (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Darcy, editor at her highschool paper, and her long-term boyfriend Stan are in their last months of school and already have found places in good colleges. Recently they started to sleep with each other and, surprise, surprise, Darcy gets pregnant. ...
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: pregnancy, adoption, high school, coming of age, romance, family problems, teenage love, young lovers, teenage pregnancy, love story, vengeance, justice ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.2
 505
Get Real (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Get Real was a short-lived comedy-drama on the FOX Network centering on the fictional Green family of Los Angeles. It ran from September 1999 to April 2000. It starred Eric Christian Olsen and Anne Hathaway in very early roles, as the older siblings ...
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: teen drama
Plot: dysfunctional family, parents and children, family, youth, family relations, siblings relations, love and romance, high school, brother brother relationship, gay teenager, gay lead character, gay ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, san francisco, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 8.4
 317K
Modern Family (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: The Pritchett-Dunphy-Tucker clan is a wonderfully large and blended family. They give us an honest and often hilarious look into the sometimes warm, sometimes twisted, embrace of the modern family.
Style: humorous, realistic, cynical, not serious
Plot: family life, parents and children, adoption, gay relationship, generation gap, everyday life, marriage, couple relations, sister sister relationship, sitcom, family values, step parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
United States of Tara (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: United States of Tara is an American television comedy-drama created by Diablo Cody, which began airing on Showtime in 2009. The series follows the life of Tara, a suburban housewife and mother coping with dissociative identity disorder.
Style: touching, offbeat, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: mental illness, dysfunctional family, dissociative identity disorder, jealousy, split personality, lgbt teen, student, professor, doctor, siblings relations, supportive spouse, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.2
 4K
Dad (1989)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A busy executive (Ted Danson) learns during a meeting that his mother may be dying and rushes home to her side. He ends up being his father's caretaker and becomes closer to him (Jack Lemmon) than ever before. Estranged from his own son (Ethan ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, uplifting, thought provoking ...
Plot: father son relationship, aging, hopes, parents and children, family life, hospital, terminal illness, family drama, heart attack, doctors, family bonds, redemption ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, new jersey, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Movie in collections
 7.3
 58K
Instant Family (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: When Pete and Ellie decide to start a family, they stumble into the world of foster care adoption. They hope to take in one small child but when they meet three siblings, including a rebellious 15 year old girl, they find themselves speeding from ...
Style: feel good, funny, light, sweet, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: adoption, foster parent, parenting, adolescence, family relations, family, parents and children, husband wife relationship, children, social worker, childless couple, couples ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Diff'rent Strokes (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Diff'rent Strokes is an American television sitcom that aired on NBC from November 3, 1978, to May 4, 1985, and on ABC from September 27, 1985, to March 7, 1986. The series stars Gary Coleman and Todd Bridges as Arnold and Willis Jackson, two ...
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, adoption, interracial adoption, family, parents and children, siblings relations, family life, family relations, odd couple, teenage life, eccentric family, fish out of water ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
She's Having a Baby (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Jake and Kristy Briggs are newlyweds. Being young, they are perhaps a bit unprepared for the full reality of marriage and all that it (and their parents) expect from them. Do they want babies? Their parents certainly want them to. Is married life ...
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: date night, teens, chick flick
Plot: parenthood, pregnancy, couple relations, self discovery, romance, friendship, family life, couples, parents and children, coming of age, midlife crisis, single parent ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Book of Daniel (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Book of Daniel is a television series broadcast on NBC. The network promoted it as a serious drama about Christians and the Christian faith, but it was controversial with some Christians. The show had been proposed for NBC's 2005 fall ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious
Plot: church, bishop, society, family relations, friends, religions or cults, moral dilemma, family life, homosexual, politics, parents and children, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.6
 9K
How to Deal (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Mandy Moore stars as Halley, a young hip high school student who's convinced true love doesn't exist based on the crazy relationships around her. Her mother is divorcing her father who is dating a younger woman Halley can't stand. Her ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, semi serious, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: high school, teenage love, romance, youth, love and romance, friendship, society, fall in love, family problems, looking for love, teenage life, true love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Red Band Society (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Children and teenagers become friends in a hospital where they are all patients. Together they try to escape the sad reality to create their own world with their own codes , while the nursing staff do their best to bring them a little happiness ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, compassionate, thought provoking ...
Plot: teenage life, hospital, hopes, friends, life is a bitch, anorexia, doctor patient relationship, doctor, terminal illness, coming of age, friendship, doctors and patients ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.5
 76K
The O.C. (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: The series centers on Ryan Atwood, a troubled youth from a broken home who is adopted by the wealthy and philanthropic Sandy and Kirsten Cohen. Ryan and his surrogate brother Seth, a socially awkward yet quick-witted teenager, deal with life as ...
Style: touching, witty, serious, intellectual, realistic
Audience: teen drama, teens
Plot: troubled teen, best friends, dating, classmates, social differences, teenage love, first love, lifestyle, family relations, parents and children, lawyer, sexual activity ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Private Practice (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Having left behind Seattle Grace Hospital, renowned surgeon Addison Forbes Montgomery moves to Los Angeles for sunnier weather and happier possibilities. She reunites with her friends from medical school, joining them at their chic, co-op, Oceanside ...
Style: realistic, touching, semi serious, humorous, offbeat ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: doctor, psychiatrist, friendship, hospital, workplace, responsibility, surgery, romance, clinic, parenthood, treatment, workplace romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, santa monica california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.0
 50K
Away We Go (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Verona and Burt have moved to Colorado to be close to Burt's parents but, with Veronica expecting their first child, Burt’s parents decide to move to Belgium, now leaving them in a place they hate and without a support structure in place. ...
Style: humorous, touching, witty, realistic, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: pregnancy, marriage, on the road, search, journey, sonogram, student protest, bedtime story, biracial, parenthood, americana, old friend ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: cross country, usa, belgium, arizona, montreal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Sun's Daughters (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Turkey
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A teacher and a mother of three teenage daughters , gunes agrees to move from her home city Izmir to Istanbul to be with mysterious wealthy man who has fallen for her. Gunesin kizlari follows the never ending drama of Güneş and her daughters they ...
Style: sincere, captivating, tense, touching, suspense
Audience: family outing
Plot: parents and children, family relations, life is a bitch, love and romance, couples, husband wife relationship, mother daughter relationship, friendship, family, adoptive father, redemption, dishonesty ...
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.2
 84K
Beginners (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young man is rocked by two announcements from his elderly father: that he has terminal cancer, and that he has a young male lover.
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, emotional, sad ...
Plot: coming out, gay, terminal illness, cancer, father son relationship, lgbt, secret, gay father, dying, grief, self discovery, love affair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1950s, year 1978, year 1971 ...
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Thirtysomething (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Thirtysomething is an American television drama about a group of baby boomers in their late thirties. It was created by Marshall Herskovitz and Edward Zwick for MGM/UA Television Group and The Bedford Falls Company, and aired on ABC. It premiered in ...
Style: clever, serious, realistic, stylized, talky ...
Plot: yuppie, friendship, advertising, parenthood, love and romance, parents and children, human nature, lifestyle, family life, suburbs, couples, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%