Movies and TV shows like This Is Us

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This Is Us (2016)
 8.7
 73K
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: sincere, thought provoking, touching, sentimental
Plot: adoption, parenthood, grieving, childhood, childhood memory, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, flashback, brother brother relationship, weight loss, sibling, pregnancy, depression, love interest, break up, dysfunctional marriage, mother son relationship, sibling relationship, alcohol abuse, family, addiction, grief, bisexual, foster child, surgery ...
Time: contemporary, 1990s

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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, love and romance, couples, parenthood, mother son relationship and marriage mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like This Is Us: Six Feet Under (2001), The Fosters (2013), The Wonder Years (1988), Jack & Bobby (2004), Modern Family (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.7
 109K
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, tense ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, funeral home, dealing with death, hopes, drugs/alcohol, death, self discovery, sibling relationship, gays and lesbians, family secret, couple relations, family business ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 22K
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, teenage life, family, family problems, adoption, foster child, coming of age, blended family, gay parent, foster home, family life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: childhood, friends, family, childhood sweetheart, generation gap, friendship, junior high school, high school, best friend, sitcom, teenager, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 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, usa president, sibling relationship, family relations, head of state, parents and children, siblings relations, state affairs, white house ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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, teens
Plot: pregnancy, adoption, expectant father, pregnant wife, parents and children, romance, couple relations, family relations, love and romance, pregnant woman, pregnant, child birth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 8.4
 308K
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: parents and children, family life, everyday life, couple relations, sitcom, generation gap, step parent, family, adoption, mother daughter relationship, marriage, gay relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, southern california, california
⇓ 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: high school, teenage love, teen angst, romance, friendship, drugs/alcohol, coming of age, teenage life, suburbs, pregnancy, love and romance, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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, tragicomedy ...
Audience: teens, teen drama, girls' night
Plot: physical appearance, teenage life, depression, youth, teenage love, best friends, loneliness, social misfits, first love, high school life, group of friends, friendship ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s, year 1996
Place: england, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 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, feel good, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: teenage love, parents and children, family, siblings relations, suburbs, family drama, suburban life, teenage life, family life, youth, family relations, religions or cults ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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, family drama, lgbt teen, parents and children, siblings relations, eccentric family, family life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 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: humorous, touching, sentimental, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens, date night, kids
Plot: adoption, parents and children, love and romance, couple relations, hopes, life turned upside down, society, family relations, orphan, custody, parenthood, female protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 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, touching, realistic
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 ⇓
67%
 7.2
 83K
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, cancer, father son relationship, secret, gay father, terminal illness, dying, lgbt, self discovery, grief, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1955, year 1971, 1950s ...
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: thought provoking, touching, sentimental, melancholic, emotional
Plot: group of friends, grief, friendship, suicide, relationships, conversation, family values, family problems, adultery, lgbt, love, friend
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 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, light, sentimental, funny, romantic
Audience: teens
Plot: grandmother grandson relationship, high society, class differences, female friendship, intrigue, friendship between girls, love affair, sibling relationship, parent child relationship, forbidden love, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, adult child friendship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: sitcom, dysfunctional family, single parent, parents and children, middle class, parenthood, family, high school, romance, siblings relations, adolescence vs adulthood, suburbs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: touching, humorous, realistic, semi serious, talky ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, man child, death of father, family, homecoming, siblings relations, drugs/alcohol, death in the family, funeral, grieving, family gatherings, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 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, sonogram, biracial, student protest, bedtime story, marriage, search, journey, couple relations, parenthood, thirtysomething life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: cross country, usa, belgium, montreal, phoenix arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 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, humorous, sincere, touching, light
Plot: dating, sibling relationship, online dating, brother sister relationship, family problems, mother daughter relationship, ex husband ex wife relationship, family argument, sexual relations, teenager, psychologist, workplace problem ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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: sentimental, serious, sincere, realistic, talky ...
Plot: yuppie, parenthood, friendship, advertising, couple relations, parents and children, parenting, thirtysomething life, suburbs, love and romance, couples, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: philadelphia, usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.6
 6K
Speechless (2016)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Maya DiMeo is a mom on a mission who will do anything for her husband, Jimmy, and kids Ray, Dylan, and JJ, her eldest son with special needs. As Maya fights injustices both real and imagined, the family works to make a new home for themselves and ...
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, feel good, witty
Plot: family, cerebral palsy, mute, wheelchair bound, sitcom, husband wife relationship, mother son relationship, parents and children, society, keyboard, brother brother relationship, brother sister relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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 ⇓
62%
 8.2
 28K
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 relations, parents and children, couple relations, family drama, marital problem, adolescence, siblings relations, social relations, responsibility, parenthood, single parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 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 ⇓
61%
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: romantic, sweet, funny, light, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: unlikely couple, adoption, initially antagonists, love and romance, parenthood, godparent, orphan, baby, godfather, romance, life turned upside down, opposites attract ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, atlanta georgia, hawaii, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.5
 75K
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: witty, touching, serious, 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 ⇓
60%
 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: feel good, semi serious, sentimental, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: high school, adoption, pregnancy, coming of age, romance, college, babies and infants, small town, single parent, young lovers, school, parents and children ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Mother and Child (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Spain
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The lives of three women have a commonality: adoption. Karen is a physical therapist who regrets that, as a teenager, she gave up her daughter for adoption. Elizabeth was an adopted child and is now a successful lawyer, but her personal life lacks ...
Style: emotional, realistic, sincere, serious, talky ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: adoption, voyeurism, african american, parents and children, parent child relationship, nymphomaniac, adoptive mother, hopes, family relations, couple relations, estrangement, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1973
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 ⇓
59%
 6.1
 90K
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, kids
Plot: single parent, best friends, pregnancy, artificial insemination, child birth, romance, couples, unfulfilled love, singleness, male female friendship, unlikely friendships, parenthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, michigan, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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