Movies and TV shows like This Is Us

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This Is Us (2016)
 8.7
 78K
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: adoption, parenthood, childhood, childhood memory, depression, grieving, sibling, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, brother brother relationship, weight loss, pregnancy, love interest, break up, flashback, dysfunctional marriage, family, mother son relationship, sibling relationship, alcohol abuse, self esteem, death of husband, male objectification, vietnam veteran, overweight ...
Time: contemporary, 1990s

Most similar movies to This Is Us

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, realistic, humorous and sentimental films and TV series with plots about family relations, parents and children, family, love and romance, couples, friendship and parenthood mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like This Is Us: A Million Little Things (2018), Jack & Bobby (2004), The Fosters (2013), Six Feet Under (2001), 7th Heaven (1996). 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: thought provoking, touching, sentimental, melancholic, emotional
Plot: group of friends, grief, friendship, suicide, relationships, family values, conversation, family problems, lgbt, adultery, love, friend
Place: boston
⇓ 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, realistic, thought provoking, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: president, childhood, parents and children, head of state, youth, first love, family relations, state affairs, siblings relations, sibling relationship, coming of age, brother brother relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 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, realistic, touching, melancholic, sincere ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: gays and lesbians, foster child, teenage life, step siblings, lesbian, adoption, troubled teen, foster home, family problems, lesbian mother, family, family life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 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, death, funeral home, hopes, dealing with death, self discovery, gays and lesbians, family business, family secret, life changing experience, workplace problem, financial problem ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, sincere, feel good, touching ...
Plot: family life, suburbs, society, suburban life, parents and children, teenage love, parenthood, brother sister relationship, child's point of view, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, father son relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: childhood, generation gap, friends, childhood sweetheart, americana, high school, teenager, family, love and romance, siblings relations, family life, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 70s, 60s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, couple relations, parents and children, pregnant wife, expectant father, romance, family relations, love and romance, pregnant woman, child birth, pregnant ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 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, old friend, hometown, love and romance, mystery, homecoming, parenthood, success, family relations, writer's life, teacher, friendship between men ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, massachusetts, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 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: touching, feel good, humorous, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens, date night, kids
Plot: adoption, couple relations, love and romance, parents and children, custody, parenthood, orphan, life turned upside down, society, hopes, family relations, opposites attract ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: teenage life, depression, physical appearance, youth, teenage love, best friends, loneliness, social misfits, adolescence, first love, high school life, friendship ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s, year 1996
Place: england, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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, adoption, gay relationship, generation gap, everyday life, marriage, couple relations, sister sister relationship, sitcom, family values, step parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.3
 53K
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: feel good, sincere, funny, light, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: adoption, foster parent, parenting, adolescence, husband wife relationship, texting, children, social worker, childless couple, family, parents and children, life philosophy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.2
 485
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: semi serious, touching, realistic, humorous
Audience: teen drama
Plot: dysfunctional family, parents and children, family, love and romance, siblings relations, family relations, youth, high school, brother brother relationship, romance, social differences, high school friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, san francisco, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: realistic, touching, offbeat, semi serious, humorous
Plot: mental illness, dysfunctional family, jealousy, dissociative identity disorder, split personality, misfit, introspection, identity crisis, housewife, therapist, veteran, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, humorous, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: parenthood, unlikely couple, love and romance, initially antagonists, adoption, orphan, godparent, opposites attract, life turned upside down, lifestyle change, responsibility, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, atlanta georgia, hawaii, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.6
 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, sincere, humorous, touching, light
Plot: sibling relationship, dating, family problems, brother sister relationship, online dating, sexual relations, ex husband ex wife relationship, teenager, mother daughter relationship, psychologist, family argument, workplace problem ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: church, bishop, friends, family relations, parents and children, gays and lesbians, religions or cults, society, politics, family life, homosexual, conservative ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: realistic, sentimental, touching, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, adoption, interracial adoption, family, parents and children, siblings relations, family relations, family life, odd couple, disorder, eccentric family, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Movie in collections
 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: sentimental, feel good, touching, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: adoption, pregnancy, high school, coming of age, romance, small town, couples, family problems, small town life, teenage life, family life, college ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 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: feel good, sentimental, semi serious, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: high school, teenage love, romance, youth, love and romance, fall in love, friendship, looking for love, teenage life, family problems, society, single parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 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: humorous, touching, witty, realistic, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: pregnancy, marriage, search, on the road, journey, student protest, biracial, sonogram, bedtime story, parenthood, acceptance, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: cross country, usa, belgium, tucson arizona, colorado ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 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: touching, witty, serious, realistic, intellectual
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: troubled teen, dating, classmates, social differences, best friends, teenage love, family relations, first love, lifestyle, parents and children, lawyer, social relations ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 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, terminal illness, cancer, father son relationship, lgbt, secret, gay father, dying, grief, self discovery, starting over ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1950s, year 1978, year 1965 ...
Place: california, los angeles, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, realistic, semi serious, talky ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, homecoming, man child, death of father, family, breakup, family relations, last wish, family problems, couples, eccentric family, death in the family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: talky, realistic, stylized, clever, sincere ...
Plot: yuppie, friendship, advertising, parenthood, family relations, couples, suburbs, family life, human nature, lifestyle, couple relations, love and romance ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Private Practice (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Having left behind Seattle Grace Hospital, renowned surgeon Addison Forbes Montgomery moves to Los Angeles for sunnier weather and happier possibilities. She reunites with her friends from medical school, joining them at their chic, co-op, Oceanside ...
Style: touching, realistic, humorous, semi serious, offbeat ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: doctor, friendship, psychiatrist, hospital, responsibility, surgery, workplace, romance, best friends, treatment, clinic, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, santa monica california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: captivating, tense, sincere, suspense, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: parents and children, family relations, life is a bitch, love and romance, friendship, mother daughter relationship, couples, adoptive father, family, husband wife relationship, teenage girl, redemption ...
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Red Band Society (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Children and teenagers become friends in a hospital where they are all patients. Together they try to escape the sad reality to create their own world with their own codes , while the nursing staff do their best to bring them a little happiness ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, compassionate, thought provoking ...
Plot: teenage life, hospital, friends, hopes, life is a bitch, doctor patient relationship, doctor, terminal illness, anorexia, friendship, coming of age, doctors and patients ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.4
 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, sincere, touching, light ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: parents and children, babies and infants, single father, roommate, baby, responsibility, sitcom, family relations, youth, dating, girlfriend, hockey ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.4
 183K
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, parenthood, immaturity, slacker, bed wetting, child's point of view, parents and children, friends, love and romance, orphan, single father ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, mcdonald's restaurant, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%