Movies and TV shows like This Is Us

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This Is Us (2016)
 8.7
 93K
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, depression, grieving, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, brother brother relationship, sibling, pregnancy, alcohol abuse, love interest, weight loss, break up, breakup, dysfunctional marriage, flashback, family, family relations, overweight, mother son relationship, sibling relationship, self esteem, death of husband ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 1990s, 80s
Place: pittsburgh

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, father son relationship, love and romance, youth and friendship mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like This Is Us: A Million Little Things (2018), The Fosters (2013), 7th Heaven (1996), Casual (2015), The Wonder Years (1988). 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, family problems, lgbt, love, adultery, friend ...
Place: boston
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100%
 7.9
 24K
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, lesbian, foster home, family problems, lesbian mother, teenage life, adoption, troubled teen, family life, step siblings, supportive parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, san diego california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.2
 24K
7th Heaven (1996)
Genre: Comedy, 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, touching ...
Plot: family life, suburbs, suburban life, parents and children, society, teenage love, parenthood, family relations, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, child's point of view, father son relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, humorous, sincere, light, touching
Plot: sibling relationship, brother sister relationship, family problems, family argument, mother daughter relationship, ex husband ex wife relationship, sexual relations, teenager, psychologist, dating, workplace problem, relationship problems ...
⇓ 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, feel good, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: childhood, generation gap, childhood sweetheart, friends, suburbs, family relations, americana, high school, teenager, family, family life, love and romance ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 35K
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: touching, sentimental, feel good, romantic, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens, date night, kids
Plot: adoption, couple relations, family relations, parenthood, parents and children, custody, orphan, life turned upside down, love and romance, society, hopes, opposites attract ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 35K
Love (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Rebellious Mickey and good-natured Gus navigate the thrills and agonies of modern relationships.
Style: humorous, sincere, talky, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: couple relations, love, romance, couples, hollywood, love and romance, twentysomething life, junkie
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ 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, family relations, childhood, parents and children, head of state, first love, youth, state affairs, siblings relations, sibling relationship, coming of age, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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, romantic, sweet, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: opposites attract, love and romance, parenthood, orphan, unlikely couple, romance, adoption, initially antagonists, godparent, lifestyle change, life turned upside down, baby ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, atlanta georgia, hawaii, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ 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, family relations, single parent, marital problem, couple relations, adolescence, social relations, siblings relations, parents and children, parenthood, responsibility ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: humorous, realistic, semi serious, captivating, tense ...
Plot: church, family relations, lgbt, homosexual, clergy, moral dilemma, religions or cults, addiction, conservative, parents and children, family life, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.2
 515
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, realistic, humorous
Audience: teen drama
Plot: gay lead character, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family, family relations, youth, siblings relations, love and romance, high school, brother brother relationship, gay, gay teenager ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, san francisco, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 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: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: small town, old friend, hometown, homecoming, love and romance, mystery, writers, writer's life, success, family relations, parenthood, teacher ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, massachusetts, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Men of a Certain Age (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, sentimental, realistic, sincere, semi serious ...
Plot: midlife crisis, group of friends, friendship, family relations, bonding, parenthood, family life, divorce, middle aged, old friend, age difference, salesman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: touching, sentimental, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, adoption, interracial adoption, family relations, family, siblings relations, parents and children, family life, odd couple, disorder, teenage life, mischievous children ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa, manhattan, new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.3
 72K
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: funny, sweet, feel good, light, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: adoption, foster parent, parenting, adolescence, family relations, happy ending, family, parents and children, husband wife relationship, siblings relations, children, social worker ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.5
 78K
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, dating, best friends, family relations, social differences, classmate, teenage love, first love, lifestyle, parents and children, lawyer, sexual activity ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
My So-Called Life (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The life of a 15 year-old high school student, whose angst-ridden journey through adolescence, friendship, parents, and life teaches her what it means to grow up.
Style: sincere, sentimental, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, teen drama
Plot: high school hunk, first love, family relations, teenage girl, teenage daughter, high school, adolescence, teen romance, shyness, teenage crush, crush, coming of age ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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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, touching, semi serious, realistic, offbeat
Plot: mental illness, split personality, dysfunctional family, dissociative identity disorder, eccentric family, family life, introspection, supportive spouse, parents and children, family problems, identity crisis, lgbt teen ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.2
 86K
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, sentimental, sincere, emotional, sad ...
Plot: gay father, father son relationship, coming out, grief, terminal illness, gay, secret, dying, cancer, self discovery, love affair, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1950s, year 1955, year 1971 ...
Place: california, los angeles, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, tense, captivating, touching, suspense
Audience: family outing
Plot: parents and children, family relations, life is a bitch, love and romance, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, friendship, adoptive father, family, couples, dishonesty, society ...
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Myth of Fingerprints (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a New England dysfunctional family gathers for Thanksgiving, past demons reveal themselves as one son returns for the first time in three years.
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, intense, melancholic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, reunion, human nature, crumbling marriage, eccentric family, parents and children, dealing with death, siblings relations, estrangement, family life, thanksgiving, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: new england, usa, maine, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, emotional, melancholic, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, homecoming, death of father, family, eccentric family, last wish, breakup, jewish, infidelity, reunion, lesbian mother ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
 7.3
 18K
Baby Daddy (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Baby Daddy follows Ben, a young man in his early 20s living the life of a bachelor in New York City with his buddy, Tucker, and his brother, Danny. Their lives are turned upside down when they come home one day to find a baby girl left on the ...
Style: humorous, realistic, sitcom, sincere, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: babies and infants, parents and children, single father, baby, roommate, family relations, responsibility, youth, dating, hockey, girlfriend, bar ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Where the Heart Is (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Novalee Nation is a 17-year-old Tennessee transient who has to grow up in a hurry when she's left pregnant and abandoned by her boyfriend on a roadside in Sequoyah, Okla., and takes refuge in the friendly aisles of Wal-Mart. In short order, ...
Style: touching, feel good, sentimental, sincere, humorous ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: starting over, teenage pregnancy, friendship, coming of age, pregnancy, small town, single parent, love and romance, youth, family relations, power of love, childbirth ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: oklahoma, tennessee, usa, california, mississippi ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.0
 51K
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, talky, scenic, depressing ...
Audience: date night
Plot: pregnancy, marriage, family relations, parenthood, parents and children, couple relations, eccentric family, doubts and hesitations, supportive spouse, road trip, friendship, baby ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, belgium, arizona, colorado, phoenix arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: witty, humorous, touching, sweet, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: mother daughter relationship, sister sister relationship, love affair, lifestyle, family, parents and children, society, nudity (full frontal - brief), adoption, audition, family relations, life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Packed to the Rafters (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Packed to the Rafters is an Australian family-oriented television series which premiered on the Seven Network on Tuesday 26 August 2008 at 8:30 pm. The show has continued on Tuesdays in this timeslot for its entire run. The drama series features a ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: family relations, getting home, couple relations, living with parents, anniversary, nothing goes right, siblings relations, parents and children, brother brother relationship, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Real O'Neals (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: A contemporary take on a seemingly perfect Catholic family, whose lives take an unexpected turn when surprising truths are revealed. Instead of ruining their family, the honesty triggers a new, messier chapter where everyone stops pretending to be ...
Style: sitcom, feel good, visually appealing, light, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick, family outing, boys' night
Plot: gay teenager, family, teenager, family relations, father daughter relationship, brother brother relationship, brother sister relationship, high school, father son relationship, catholic, parents and children, parents ...
Time: contemporary
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.3
 5K
Empire Falls (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 197 min.
Story: A decaying New England town is the backdrop for its unique citizens, lead by unassuming restaurant manager Miles Roby.
Style: psychological, sentimental, touching, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family secret, small town, restaurant, family life, family problems, working class, breakup, haunted by the past, dysfunctional family, crumbling marriage, parents and children, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new england, maine, usa, mexico, florida ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%