Movies and TV shows like This Is Us

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

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, sentimental and touching films and TV series with plots about dialogue, catastrophe, mentor, relationships, family relations, destiny and storytelling mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like This Is Us: How to Deal (2003), Four Christmases (2008), Away We Go (2009), The Switch (2010), The Last Kiss (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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How to Deal
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, romantic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: romance, high school, coming of age, pregnancy, teenager, divorce, drugs/alcohol, friendship, teenagers, relationships, teenage life, suburbs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
Four Christmases
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Brad and Kate have made something of an art form out of avoiding their families during the holidays, but this year their foolproof plan is about go bust -- big time. Stuck at the city airport after all departing flights are canceled, the couple is ...
Style: humorous, feel good, funny, entertaining, light ...
Audience: date night
Plot: christmas, family relations, dysfunctional family, holiday, couple relations, family bonds, comedy of errors, nothing goes right, family gatherings, marriage, parents and children, eccentric family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   88%
    User:   100%
 
 7.1
 49K
Away We Go
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, humorous, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: pregnancy, parenthood, marriage, road trip, adoption, storytelling, couple relations, on the road, relationships, love, thirtysomething life, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, cross country, canada, california, belgium ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   88%
    User:   81%
 
This Is Where I Leave You
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, family, adultery, infidelity, marijuana, marriage, siblings relations, drugs/alcohol, family drama, family bonds, relationships, spelling bee ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   81%
    User:   70%
 
 6.1
 88K
The Switch
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: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: best friends, pregnancy, single parent, couples, artificial insemination, unlikely friendships, unfulfilled love, romance, parenthood, child birth, single father, relationships ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   78%
    User:   65%
 
The Last Kiss
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Giulia (Giovanna Mezzogiorno) and Carlo (Stefano Accorsi) have been happy together for three years, but Giulia's announcement that she is pregnant sends him into a secret panic. Terrified at his imminent entry into the adult world of ...
Style: realistic, feel good, serious, melancholic, sincere ...
Audience: date night
Plot: pregnancy, coming of age, infidelity, marriage, couple relations, love, relationships, multiple storylines, wedding, parenthood, depression, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   75%
    User:   65%
 
 7.2
 82K
Beginners
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, realistic, offbeat, melancholic, sad ...
Plot: cancer, gay, father son relationship, self discovery, terminal illness, death, loneliness, homosexuality, depression, marriage, coming out, hospital ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1978, year 1965, year 2003 ...
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   75%
    User:   79%
 
 6.2
 59K
Jersey Girl
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Ollie Trinke is a young, suave music publicist who seems to have it all, with a new wife and a baby on the way. But life deals him a bum hand when he's suddenly faced with single fatherhood, a defunct career and having to move in with his ...
Style: sentimental, sweet, touching, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: single father, father daughter relationship, starting over, romance, relationships, family life, love and romance, love story, death of wife, family drama, honest, death ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new jersey, usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   70%
    User:   63%
 
Dan in Real Life
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Advice columnist, Dan Burns is an expert on relationships, but somehow struggles to succeed as a brother, a son and a single parent to three precocious daughters. Things get even more complicated when Dan finds out that the woman he falls in love ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, touching, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: single father, romance, parenthood, father daughter relationship, single parent, love triangle, wedding, relationships, family drama, love story, family, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, rhode island, new jersey, usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   69%
    User:   81%
 
The Nanny Diaries
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A college graduate goes to work as a nanny for a rich New York family. Ensconced in their home, she has to juggle their dysfunction, a new romance, and the spoiled brat in her charge.
Style: humorous, sentimental, sweet, emotional, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: nanny, mischievous children, dysfunctional family, family relations, adaptation, obnoxious boss, parents and children, relationship vs career, marital problem, intergenerational friendship, adult child friendship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, new jersey, usa, manhattan new york city, harvard university ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   66%
    User:   73%
 
 6.8
 6K
Dedication
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A modern love story in which a misanthropic, emotionally complex author of a hit children's book is forced to team with a beautiful illustrator after his best friend and collaborator passes away. As Henry struggles with letting go of the ghosts ...
Style: cynical, dark humor, talky, semi serious, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, depression, opposites attract, rock, friendship, obsession, mental illness, love and romance, relationships, mentor, love story, goth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   66%
    User:   76%
 
What to Expect When You're Expecting
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: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: pregnancy, pregnant woman, pregnant wife, expectant father, romance, couple relations, parenthood, family relations, women, parents and children, pregnant, family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   61%
    User:   62%
 
 7.4
 2K
Wild Angel
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: light, humorous, sentimental, romantic, funny
Audience: teens
Plot: forbidden love, sibling relationship, adult child friendship, grandmother grandson relationship, parent child relationship, class differences, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love and romance, love affair, social relations, family relations, friendship between girls ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   63%
 
 6.4
 72K
Spanglish
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Mexican immigrant and single mother Flor Moreno finds housekeeping work with Deborah and John Clasky, a well-off couple with two children of their own. When Flor admits she can't handle the schedule because of her daughter, Cristina, Deborah ...
Style: sentimental, touching, semi serious, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: culture clash, romance, mother daughter relationship, dysfunctional family, infidelity, marriage, single parent, adultery, parents and children, guilt, father daughter relationship, storytelling ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, mexico, usa, california, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   59%
 
Then She Found Me
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A New York schoolteacher hits a midlife crisis when, in quick succession, her husband leaves, her adoptive mother dies and her biological mother, an eccentric talk show host, materializes and turns her life upside down as she begins a courtship with ...
Style: touching, emotional, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: adoption, romance, pregnancy, midlife crisis, single father, parents and children, relationships, teacher, divorce, couples, solitude, love ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   51%
 
Nothing in Common
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: On his way up the corporate ladder, David Basner confronts his greatest challenge: his father.
Style: talky, touching, sentimental, clever, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: divorce, father son relationship, hospital, marriage, parents and children, hopes, office, father-son relationship, workplace, love and romance, romance, parenthood ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, los angeles, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   52%
 
The Myth of Fingerprints
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, serious, intense ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, depression, death, crumbling marriage, family drama, relationships, family, dealing with death, holiday, human nature, nudity (topless - notable), storytelling ...
Time: 90s
Place: new england, usa, maine, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   57%
 
 5.9
 3K
For Keeps?
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, semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: high school, adoption, romance, pregnancy, small town, love, babies and infants, college, teenager, marriage, destiny, single parent ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   43%
 
Friends with Kids
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In the wake of their friends' marriages and eventual offspring, longtime pals Julie and Jason decide to have a child together without becoming a couple. By becoming "time-share" parents, they reason, they can experience the joys of ...
Style: realistic, talky, clever, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: date night, kids, chick flick, teens
Plot: friendship, romance, divorce, couple relations, relationships, pregnancy, unlikely friendships, parenthood, marriage, thirtysomething life, love, drinking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, california, new jersey, vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   47%
 
The Next Best Thing
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A comedy-drama about best friends - one a straight woman, Abbie, the other a gay man, Robert - who decide to have a child together. Five years later, Abbie falls in love with a straight man and wants to move away with her and Robert's little ...
Style: sentimental, touching, humorous, light, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: gay, friendship, custody battle, pregnancy, stereotypes, couple relations, aids, divorce, casual sex, romance, dysfunctional family, family life ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, new jersey, santa monica california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   52%
 
Where the Heart Is
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, sentimental, semi serious, feel good, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: small town, friendship, pregnancy, coming of age, romance, starting over, hospital, single parent, destiny, women, unlikely friendships, stereotypes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: oklahoma, usa, tennessee, california, mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   50%
 
 6.5
 40K
The Last Kiss
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Revolves around a young couple and their friends struggling with adulthood and issues of relationships and commitment. Based on the 2001 Italian film L'ultimo bacio, directed by Gabriele Muccino.
Style: realistic, sentimental, semi serious, talky, clever ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, romance, pregnancy, cheating, midlife crisis, sex, marriage, adultery, relationships, couple relations, drinking, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey, cape town south africa, africa, copenhagen denmark ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   52%
 
The Spectacular Now
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A hard-partying high school senior's philosophy on life changes when he meets the not-so-typical "nice girl."
Style: realistic, touching, serious, melancholic, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, romance, teenager, high school, drinking, geek, teacher, friendship, school, storytelling, drugs/alcohol, opposites attract ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   40%
 
Wish I Was Here
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Aidan Bloom, a struggling actor, father and husband, is 35 years old and still trying to find a purpose for his life. He and his wife are barely getting by financially and Aidan passes his time by fantasizing about being the great futuristic ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching, sincere ...
Plot: family, parents and children, family drama, religion, cancer, parenthood, teaching the ways of the world, terminal illness, jewish, dreams, family bonds, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   39%
 
She's Having a Baby
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: clever, sentimental, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, teens, chick flick
Plot: parenthood, pregnancy, romance, marriage, self discovery, single parent, hospital, suburbs, wedding, relationships, couple relations, family ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   50%
 
 6.2
 22K
Smart People
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Professor Lawrence Wetherhold (Dennis Quaid) might be imperiously brilliant, monumentally self-possessed and an intellectual giant -- but when it comes to solving the conundrums of love and family, he's as downright flummoxed as the next guy.
Style: clever, humorous, witty, intellectual, semi serious ...
Plot: romance, dysfunctional family, drugs/alcohol, parents and children, pregnancy, death, adoption, hospital, father daughter relationship, relationships, drinking, sarcasm ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pittsburgh, usa, new jersey, campus, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   47%
 
While You Were Sleeping
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A love story built on a misunderstanding. A transit worker pulls commuter Peter off the tracks after he's mugged. But while he's in a coma, his family mistakenly thinks she's Peter's fiancée, and she doesn't correct them. ...
Style: sentimental, romantic, sweet, light, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: love triangle, mistaken identity, romance, coma, loneliness, secret admirer, love, destiny, memory loss, fall in love, dishonesty, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   35%
 
 6.8
 295K
50 First Dates
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Henry is a player skilled at seducing women. But when this veterinarian meets Lucy, a girl with a quirky problem when it comes to total recall, he realizes it's possible to fall in love all over again…and again, and again. That's because ...
Style: romantic, sweet, sentimental, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: memory loss, romance, love and romance, wooing, true love, love, selflessness, nothing goes right, destiny, hopes, family, deja vu ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hawaii, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   38%
 
The Skeleton Twins
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Estranged twins Maggie and Milo coincidentally cheat death on the same day, prompting them to reunite and confront the reasons their lives went so wrong. As the twins' reunion reinvigorates them, they realize the key to fixing their lives may ...
Style: realistic, psychological, serious, gloomy, dramatic ...
Plot: adultery, infidelity, dysfunctional family, suicide attempt, estrangement, twins, drugs/alcohol, relationships, depression, suicide, introspection, gay ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   45%
 
Silver Linings Playbook
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: After spending eight months in a mental institution, a former teacher moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife.
Style: realistic, intense, dramatic, romantic, emotional ...
Audience: date night
Plot: mental illness, mentally unstable, obsession, romance, family drama, adaptation, supportive parent, social misfits, love, male female friendship, mentor, destiny ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, pennsylvania, new jersey, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   34%
 
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