Movies and TV shows like This Is Us

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This Is Us (2016)
 8.8
 67K
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, sincere, touching, sentimental
Plot: parenthood, adoption, family, grieving, sibling relationship, sibling, weight loss, childhood memory, childhood, brother brother relationship, flashback, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, depression, love interest, pregnancy, dysfunctional marriage, break up, mother son relationship, alcohol abuse, addiction, grief, family drama, foster child, social worker ...
Time: contemporary, 1990s

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Most similar movies to This Is Us

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, sentimental and humorous films and TV series with plots about family relations, love and romance, parents and children, couples, friendship, family and marriage mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like This Is Us: Six Feet Under (2001), The Fosters (2013), Gilmore Girls (2000), The Wonder Years (1988), Jack & Bobby (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.7
 106K
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, surreal, serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, dealing with death, hopes, gays and lesbians, funeral home, couple relations, family business, drugs/alcohol, death, self discovery, sibling relationship, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 21K
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, semi serious, realistic, touching
Audience: teen drama
Plot: gays and lesbians, step siblings, family, teenage life, family problems, adoption, foster home, family life, troubled teen, supportive parent, policewoman, adolescence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, san diego california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
 8.1
 82K
Gilmore Girls (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Set in the charming town of Stars Hollow, Connecticut, the series follows the captivating lives of Lorelai and Rory Gilmore, a mother/daughter pair who have a relationship most people only dream of.
Style: feel good, witty, talky, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, family outing
Plot: small town, mother daughter relationship, small town life, best friends, family, looking for love, boyfriend, career, lifestyle, single mother, female protagonist, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: connecticut, usa, new england, yale university
⇓ 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, sentimental, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: childhood, family, friends, childhood sweetheart, friendship, junior high school, teenager, sitcom, best friend, high school, coming of age, americana ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 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: realistic, sentimental, sincere, clever, thought provoking ...
Plot: coming of age, president, childhood, youth, sibling relationship, usa president, family relations, head of state, parents and children, siblings relations, state affairs, white house ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
What to Expect When You're Expecting (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Challenges of impending parenthood turn the lives of five couples upside down. Two celebrities are unprepared for the surprise demands of pregnancy; hormones wreak havoc on a baby-crazy author, while her husband tries not to be outdone by his ...
Style: feel good, funny, romantic, light, sweet ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: pregnancy, parents and children, adoption, pregnant wife, expectant father, pregnant, romance, couple relations, family relations, love and romance, pregnant woman, child birth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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, emotional, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: teens, teen drama, girls' night
Plot: physical appearance, depression, teenage life, best friends, teenage love, social misfits, youth, first love, loneliness, human relationship, high school life, single parent ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s, year 1996
Place: england, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 8.5
 295K
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, cynical, not serious, realistic
Plot: parents and children, family life, generation gap, everyday life, step parent, adoption, mother daughter relationship, sitcom, couple relations, family, adolescence, immature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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: sentimental, touching, humorous, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: unlikely couple, adoption, initially antagonists, parenthood, love and romance, godparent, opposites attract, baby, godfather, romance, life turned upside down, orphan ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, atlanta georgia, hawaii, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 7.6
 6K
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, light, touching
Plot: sibling relationship, dating, brother sister relationship, family problems, online dating, sexual relations, family argument, mother daughter relationship, teenager, ex husband ex wife relationship, psychologist, workplace problem ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 7.5
 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, sentimental, realistic, touching
Plot: small town, hometown, old friend, teacher, writer's life, homecoming, mystery, small town life, artists and showbiz, family relations, social relations, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: massachusetts, new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 7.4
 2K
Wild Angel (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Argentina
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Muñeca Brava is an award-winning Argentine telenovela, produced by Telefe in 1998 - 1999. The television series was broadcast in more than 80 countries over the world, enjoying high ratings. The show was written by Enrique Oscar Torres and ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, funny, romantic, light
Audience: teens
Plot: grandmother grandson relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, female friendship, friendship between girls, intrigue, love affair, social relations, family relations, love and romance, class differences, adult child friendship, forbidden love ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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, clever, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, teens, chick flick
Plot: parenthood, single parent, couple relations, pregnancy, self discovery, midlife crisis, coming of age, romance, suburbs, newlywed, friendship, looking for love ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 5.7
 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: semi serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, feel good ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teen angst, high school, teenage love, romance, friendship, drugs/alcohol, coming of age, suburbs, teenage life, pregnancy, love and romance, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 7.1
 49K
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: clever, realistic, humorous, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: pregnancy, on the road, bedtime story, student protest, sonogram, biracial, marriage, search, journey, couple relations, parenthood, thirtysomething life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: cross country, usa, tucson arizona, colorado, phoenix arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
A Walk to Remember (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When the popular, restless Landon Carter is forced to participate in the school drama production he falls in love with Jamie Sullivan, the daughter of the town's minister. Jamie has a "to-do" list for her life and also a very big ...
Style: sentimental, touching, sincere, sad, realistic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, date night, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: teenage love, opposites attract, true love, first love, love and romance, high school life, teenage life, coming of age, terminal illness, fall in love, youth, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 7.5
 8K
About a Boy (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Will Freeman lives a charmed existence as the ultimate man-child. After writing a hit song, he was granted a life of free time, free love and freedom from financial woes. He's single, unemployed and loving it. So imagine his surprise when ...
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: womanizer, dysfunctional family, odd couple, parents and children, single parent, thirtysomething life, lifestyle change, family problems, friendship, teaching the ways of the world, irresponsible, age difference ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.0
 33K
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: humorous, touching, feel good, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens, kids
Plot: adoption, custody, parents and children, love and romance, fish out of water, couple relations, orphan, hopes, society, couples, family problems, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Still Standing (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: After 18 years of marriage, high school sweethearts Bill and Judy Miller still make each other laugh and try to keep their marriage intact, even when their family pulls them in different directions. Since Bill has a far more immature approach to ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: sitcom, dysfunctional family, single parent, parents and children, parenthood, middle class, family, high school, siblings relations, romance, suburbs, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.4
 179K
Big Daddy (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A lazy law school grad adopts a kid to impress his girlfriend, but everything doesn't go as planned and he becomes the unlikely foster father.
Style: humorous, funny, sentimental, light, touching ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: adoption, responsibility, immaturity, child's point of view, parents and children, friends, slacker, parenthood, love and romance, single father, mentor, lifestyle change ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, mcdonald's restaurant, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 5.2
 22K
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, feel good, sincere ...
Plot: teenage love, parents and children, family, suburbs, siblings relations, family drama, suburban life, teenage life, family life, youth, family relations, religions or cults ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: serious, sentimental, realistic, sincere, talky ...
Plot: yuppie, parenthood, friendship, advertising, couple relations, parents and children, parenting, suburbs, thirtysomething life, love and romance, couples, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: philadelphia, usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.7
 65K
One Tree Hill (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Set in the fictional small town of Tree Hill, North Carolina, this teen-driven drama tells the story of two half brothers, who share a last name and nothing else. Brooding, blue-collar Lucas is a talented street-side basketball player, but his ...
Style: sincere, touching, captivating, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, teenage life, couple relations, high school life, friendship, rivalry, basketball, teenage love, athlete's life, sibling relationship, love triangle, suburbs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 7.5
 73K
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: serious, witty, touching, realistic, intellectual
Audience: teen drama, teens
Plot: troubled teen, jealousy, teenage love, classmates, first sex, dating, best friends, social differences, family relations, first love, lifestyle, parents and children ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Lovely & Amazing (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Self-esteem and insecurity are at the heart of this comedy about the relationship between a mother and her three confused daughters.
Style: talky, witty, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: adoption, actress, family, audition, family life, parents and children, sibling relationship, siblings relations, physical appearance, society, family relations, interracial relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, mcdonald's restaurant, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Emily Owens M.D. (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Emily Owens, M.D. is an American medical drama television series created by Jennie Snyder Urman. It was picked up by The CW on May 11, 2012, It premiered on The CW on October 16, 2012, and aired on Tuesdays at 9:00 pm Eastern/8:00 pm Central. On ...
Style: feel good, serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: hospital, doctor, patient, nurse, doctors and patients, workplace situations, best friends in love, workplace, workplace romance, twentysomething life, love and romance, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, medical school, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The Beauty Inside (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Story: The story of "The Beauty Inside" is the story of a guy named Alex who wakes up every day as a different person. He is always the same person on the inside but on the outside he is somebody else. When he meets Leah and falls in love ...
Style: sentimental, serious, touching, surreal, offbeat
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, switching roles, true love, physical appearance, fall in love, love and romance, supernatural romance, imaginary, supernatural
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.1
 88K
The Switch (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An unmarried 40-year-old woman turns to a turkey baster in order to become pregnant. Seven years later, she reunites with her best friend, who has been living with a secret: he replaced her preferred sperm sample with his own.
Style: humorous, sentimental, funny, sincere, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: best friends, single parent, child birth, pregnancy, artificial insemination, romance, couples, unfulfilled love, parents and children, love and romance, unlikely friendships, parenthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, michigan, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: humorous, semi serious, touching, realistic, offbeat
Plot: mental illness, dysfunctional family, dissociative identity disorder, jealousy, split personality, supportive spouse, lgbt teen, family drama, parents and children, siblings relations, eccentric family, family life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.2
 474
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching
Audience: teen drama
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, high school, family, parents and children, romance, siblings relations, social differences, love and romance, youth, high school friends, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%