Movies and TV shows like This Is Us

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This Is Us (2016)
 8.7
 115K
This Is Us (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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, childhood memory, depression, break up, parenthood, childhood, father son relationship, family, grieving, husband wife relationship, brother brother relationship, sibling, pregnancy, alcohol abuse, love interest, breakup, dysfunctional marriage, flashback, weight loss, family relations, death of husband, overweight, teenage angst, sibling relationship, self esteem ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 1990s, 80s
Place: pittsburgh

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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, family, romance, friendship and youth mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like This Is Us: A Million Little Things (2018), Parenthood (2010), The Fosters (2013), Life as We Know It (2010), The Wonder Years (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
A Million Little Things (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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: emotional, touching, thought provoking, sentimental, melancholic
Plot: group of friends, grief, friendship, family problems, adultery, love, friend, suicide, relationships, conversation, family values, lgbt ...
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 32K
Parenthood (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, semi serious, touching
Plot: family life, family drama, responsibility, family relations, single parent, adolescence, marital problem, couple relations, siblings relations, parents and children, social relations, parenthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 25K
The Fosters (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, foster home, lesbian mother, family problems, adoption, troubled teen, teenage life, supportive parent, family life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, san diego california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Life as We Know It (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 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, semi serious, romantic, funny, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: romance, opposites attract, love and romance, unlikely couple, baby, parenthood, initially antagonists, adoption, orphan, godparent, babies and infants, responsibility ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, atlanta georgia, hawaii, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Wonder Years (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
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, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: childhood, generation gap, childhood sweetheart, friends, suburbs, coming of age, family relations, americana, teenager, high school, family, family life ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 38K
Love (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Rebellious Mickey and good-natured Gus navigate the thrills and agonies of modern relationships.
Style: realistic, humorous, talky, witty, sincere ...
Plot: couples, couple relations, love and romance, love, romance, junkie, hollywood, dating, marriage, relationship problems, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, homecoming, family relations, family gatherings, last wish, death of father, family, eccentric family, lesbian mother, breakup, jewish, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.3
 96K
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, foster home, family relations, parents and children, family, adoptive father adopted son relationship, happy ending, siblings relations, husband wife relationship ...
Place: united states, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 8K
Casual (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
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: sibling relationship, brother sister relationship, family problems, marital argument, ex husband ex wife relationship, family argument, sexual relations, psychologist, mother daughter relationship, teenager, dating, workplace problem ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 522
Get Real (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, gay lead character, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family, family relations, youth, love and romance, siblings relations, high school, brother brother relationship, gay teenager ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, san francisco, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Book of Daniel (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, touching ...
Plot: church, family relations, lgbt, religions or cults, homosexual, clergy, moral dilemma, addiction, friends, politics, conservative, family life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.2
 24K
7th Heaven (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: family relations, family life, parents and children, suburbs, suburban life, society, teenage love, parenthood, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, father son relationship, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
12%
 8.6
 161
Once Again (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 35 min.
TV show
Story: A turbulent divorce story of the Song family that ends in the discovery of romance and familial love. The Song family includes a frugal father, a cute but materialistic mother, and four adult children with their own quirks and family troubles.
Style: touching, suspense, suspenseful, light
Audience: family outing
Plot: divorce, romance, family, family problems, married couple, divorced couple, relationships, couple relations, friendship, young love, employer employee relationship, siblings relations ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Beautiful Love, Wonderful Life (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 40 min.
TV show
Story: Follow four people as they seek love and happiness: Kim Seol-A who once worked as an announcer and is now married to CEO Do Jin-Woo; Moon Tae-Rang, a chef and the oldest brother from a family of adoptees; and Moon Hae-Rang, Moon Tae-Rang's ...
Style: uplifting, captivating, sincere, touching, light
Plot: family, family drama, family relations, siblings, friendship, ambition, fall in love, love and romance, hopes, romance, lifestyle, workplace ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.4
 4K
October Road (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic
Plot: small town, old friend, hometown, mystery, love and romance, homecoming, writer's life, parenthood, success, family relations, teacher, friendship between men ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, massachusetts, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Men of a Certain Age (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, sincere, sentimental, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: group of friends, midlife crisis, friendship, family life, bonding, parenthood, family relations, middle aged, divorce, age difference, marriage, salesman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Diff'rent Strokes (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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: interracial adoption, family relations, orphan, adoption, african american, brother brother relationship, family, family life, odd couple, siblings relations, parents and children, eccentric family ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa, manhattan, new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.2
 89K
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: gay father, coming out, father son relationship, gay, grief, terminal illness, secret, dying, older man younger man relationship, cancer, self discovery, love affair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 1955, year 1965 ...
Place: california, los angeles, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Cal Weaver is living the American dream. He has a good job, a beautiful house, great children and a beautiful wife, named Emily. Cal's seemingly perfect life unravels, however, when he learns that Emily has been unfaithful and wants a divorce. ...
Style: romantic, touching, feel good, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: womanizer, romance, love and romance, midlife crisis, dating, divorce, lovers, friends, couples, looking for sex, marital problem, flirting ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Sun's Daughters (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Turkey
Duration: 120 min.
TV show
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: touching, suspense, sincere, captivating, tense
Audience: family outing
Plot: parents and children, life is a bitch, family relations, love and romance, family, friendship, mother daughter relationship, couples, husband wife relationship, dishonesty, romance, violence ...
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.9
 2K
Jack & Bobby (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, touching, realistic, thought provoking, sentimental ...
Plot: family relations, president, childhood, parents and children, head of state, youth, state affairs, first love, siblings relations, sibling relationship, coming of age, brother brother relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
11%
 6.0
 36K
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, custody, opposites attract, couple relations, family relations, orphan, happy ending, parents and children, fish out of water, romance, fashion, life turned upside down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
My So-Called Life (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, teen drama
Plot: first love, high school hunk, high school, coming of age, family relations, teenage girl, teenage daughter, adolescence, teen romance, shyness, gay teenager, teenage crush ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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United States of Tara (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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, humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat
Plot: mental illness, split personality, dysfunctional family, family relations, jealousy, dissociative identity disorder, eccentric family, introspection, family life, siblings relations, parents and children, weirdo ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.0
 114
The Blue Diner (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A film about food, memory, language and caskets, BLUE DINER tells the story of a Puerto Rican mother and her daughter who struggle to explain how the daughter mysteriously loses her ability to speak Spanish, her first language.
Style: psychological, sincere, touching, sentimental, humorous ...
Plot: love triangle, starting over, self discovery, social decay, forbidden love, relationship vs career, estrangement, hopes, romance, pregnancy, parents and children, betrayal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Last Tango in Halifax (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Celia and Alan are both widowed and in their seventies. When their respective grandsons put their details on Facebook, they rediscover a passionate relationship that started over sixty years ago.
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious
Plot: elderly lovers, romance, old love, lesbian, family relations, elderly, teacher, grandparent and grandchild, career, marriage, middle aged, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, northern england, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.5
 83K
The O.C. (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
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, realistic, intellectual
Audience: teen drama, teens
Plot: troubled teen, first love, best friends, family relations, teenage love, classmate, social differences, dating, lifestyle, parents and children, teenage life, social relations ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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, single parent, small town, coming of age, pregnancy, love and romance, youth, power of love, family relations, down on your luck ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: oklahoma, tennessee, usa, california, maine ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 8.1
 2K
Reply 1997 (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Set in the 1990's, the drama centers around a female high school student Shi Won, who idolizes boyband H.O.T and her 5 high school friends in Busan. As the timeline moves back and forth between their past as 18-year-old high schoolers in 1997 ...
Style: nostalgic, light, captivating, not serious, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, love, family relations, family, romantic triangle, family problems, parents and children, past, first love, teenage life, romance, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, future
Place: seoul, busan, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Beauty Inside (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
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: touching, sentimental, surreal, emotional, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: physical appearance, romance, true love, fall in love, switching roles, supernatural, bittersweet, imaginary, love and romance, supernatural romance
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%