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The Likely Lads (1964)
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The Likely Lads (1964)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The Likely Lads is a British sitcom created and written by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais, and produced by Dick Clement. Twenty episodes were broadcast by the BBC, in three series, between 16 December 1964 and 23 July 1966. However, only eight of these shows have survived. This show was followed by a popular sequel series, in colour, entitled Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads?, broadcast between 9 January 1973 and 24 December 1974. This was followed in 1976 by a spin-off feature film The Likely Lads. Some episodes of both the original black and white series and the colour sequel were adapted for radio, with the original television cast.
Style: sitcom, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: working class, friendship, friends, society, buddies, workplace, factory worker, workplace situations, pub, army, friendship between men, separation, electrician, social climbing, rivalry, dysfunctional relationship, odd couple, male friendship, british humour
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: northern england, england, europe

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Most similar movies to The Likely Lads

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, sitcom and semi serious films and TV series with plots about british humour, workplace, workplace situations, working class, friends, society and friendship mostly in Comedy genres. Some movies like The Likely Lads: Open All Hours (1976), Early Doors (2003), Phoenix Nights (2001), Steptoe and Son (1962), White Van Man (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? (1973)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? is a British sitcom which was broadcast between 9 January 1973 and 9 April 1974 on BBC1. It was the colour sequel to the mid-1960s hit The Likely Lads. It was created and written, as was its predecessor, by Dick ...
Style: sitcom, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: friends, working class, marriage, factory worker, society, grownups, homecoming, workplace, buddies, middle class, friendship, male friendship ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: northern england, europe, england
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Open All Hours (1976)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Open All Hours is a BBC sitcom written by Roy Clarke and starring Ronnie Barker as a miserly shop keeper and David Jason as his put-upon nephew who works as his errand boy. It ran for 26 episodes in four series, which premiered in 1976, 1981, 1982 ...
Style: sitcom, contemplative, realistic, humorous, semi serious
Plot: store, uncle, nephew, groom, storekeeper, customer, nurse, shopkeeper, miser, generation gap, unfulfilled love, workplace situations ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: northern england, yorkshire, england, europe
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Early Doors (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: A sitcom set in a small pub in Manchester, “The Grapes”, where daily life is bound up in the issues of love, loneliness, and blocked urinals. Regular drinkers Joe and Duffy pass the time with landlord Ken and his police officer cronies.
Style: sitcom, humorous, semi serious, realistic, talky
Plot: everyday life, society, workplace, buddies, working class, workplace situations, old friend, pub, indoor, gossip and rumors, owner, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: northern england, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Phoenix Nights (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Peter Kay's Phoenix Nights is a British sitcom about The Phoenix Club, a working men's club in the northern English town of Farnworth, Greater Manchester. The show was written by Neil Fitzmaurice, Peter Kay and Dave Spikey, produced by ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: working class, workplace, ambition, workplace situations, boss and employee, workplace problem, disability, bar, british humour, partners, blind ambition, owner ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: northern england, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Steptoe and Son (1962)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Steptoe and Son is a British sitcom written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson about a father and son played by Wilfred Brambell and Harry H. Corbett who deal in selling used items. They live on Oil Drum Lane, a fictional street in Shepherd's Bush, ...
Style: sitcom, witty, clever, touching, humorous ...
Plot: working class, family business, father, son, workplace, lifestyle, odd couple, partners, reluctant partners, family relations, family problems, society ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 70s
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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White Van Man (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The incredible misadventures of two handymen on the road and the extraordinary people they meet along the way.
Style: sitcom, humorous, captivating, light, feel good ...
Plot: working class, family relations, nothing goes right, workplace, construction worker, society, disorder, family business, workplace situations, destruction, partners, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, northern england
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34%
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Dinnerladies (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Dinnerladies is a BBC sitcom written by and starring Victoria Wood that chronicles the antics of a group of workers in a canteen in the north of England. Bren tries to maintain a semblance of order in amongst the chaos, while dealing with the ...
Style: sitcom, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: workplace, mother, staff, handyman, factory worker, workplace romance, workplace situations, factory, up and down relationship, love and romance, manager, working class ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 2000s
Place: northern england, europe, england, yorkshire, manchester
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Desmond's (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Desmond's was a British television situation comedy broadcast by Channel 4 from 1989 to 1994. With 71 episodes, Desmond's became Channel 4's longest-running sitcom. The first series was shot in 1988, with the first episode broadcast ...
Style: sitcom, touching, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: working class, barbershop, society, couples, immigrants, family relations, beauty salon, social relations, family business, social differences, couple relations, nagging and grouching ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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The Royle Family (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 28 min.
TV show
Story: British comedy series focusing on the lives of a working-class family in Manchester who love the TV.
Style: sitcom, humorous, realistic, semi serious, talky
Plot: working class, family relations, oldtimer, indoor, eccentric family, parents and children, couple relations, siblings relations, couples, suffering, temperamental, living with parents ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, 2000s ...
Place: manchester, northern england, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Still Open All Hours (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Still Open All Hours is a sitcom set in a grocer's shop. It is a sequel to the series Open All Hours, written by original series writer Roy Clarke and featuring several of the permanent cast members of the original series
Style: sitcom, humorous, light, feel good, captivating ...
Plot: store, workplace situations, family relations, workplace, parents and children, british humour, family business, friendship, grocery store, storekeeper, sale, photograph ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, yorkshire, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Mr. Sloane (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
TV show
Story: Mr. Sloane's titular character is a buttoned-down 1960's man in crisis. Between his failed attempts at marriage, career success and even suicide, it's fair to say that 1969 isn't shaping up to be Watford-dweller Mr. Sloane's ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, psychological, entertaining ...
Plot: looking for love, friends, down on your luck, free spirited, love and romance, self discovery, couples, society, friendship, bittersweet, living with parents, buddies ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Max & Paddy's Road to Nowhere (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Max And Paddy's Road To Nowhere is the much-loved sequel to Peter Kay's critically-acclaimed comedy series, "Phoenix Nights". Written by and starring Peter Kay and Patrick McGuinness, this six-part comedy/drama series is the ...
Style: sitcom, realistic, semi serious, feel good, humorous ...
Plot: motor home, friends, on the road, friendship, buddies, lifestyle, odd couple, disorder, social relations, chaos and mayhem, silly humor, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: england, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Citizen Smith (1977)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Citizen Smith is a British television sitcom. The show was written by John Sullivan, who later wrote Only Fools and Horses. The pilot was transmitted on 12 April 1977 in the Comedy Special series of one-off plays, and the series proper ran from 3 ...
Style: sitcom, not serious, witty, humorous, realistic
Plot: rebellion, rebelliousness, unemployment, buddies, society, failed attempt, delusion, friends, radical, urban, friendship, political humor ...
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Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Archie Bunker's Place (1979)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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Style: sitcom, clever, humorous, witty, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The John Larroquette Show (1993)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The John Larroquette Show is an American television sitcom that ran on NBC from September 2, 1993 until October 30, 1996. Created by Don Reo, the show was a vehicle for John Larroquette following his run as Dan Fielding on Night Court. The series ...
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Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Whites was a BBC sitcom, written by Oliver Lansley and Matt King, directed by David Kerr, and starring Alan Davies as the executive chef at a country house hotel. BBC Two gave the go ahead for the show to go into production in August 2009 with the ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, not serious, captivating, light ...
Plot: cooking and food, chef, british humour, workplace situations, workplace, lifestyle, kitchen, restaurant, society, rivalry, friendship, waiter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Drifters (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Comedy series about three young women living in Leeds who've graduated, had a year out, and are now struggling to find a job they're passionate about, a place to live that is half decent and a boyfriend they actually like. A sitcom about ...
Style: sitcom, realistic, semi serious, humorous, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: adolescence vs adulthood, lifestyle, friendship, best friends, friends, twentysomething life, roommate, female friendship, british humour, strong female presence, petty job, young adult ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, yorkshire, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Up the Women (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
TV show
Story: It's 1910 and we're in Banbury church hall at the Banbury Intricate Craft Circle. Margaret has been to London and discovered the Women's Suffrage movement so she decides they need to set up their own movement and The Banbury Intricate ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, captivating, semi serious, realistic
Plot: idealism, friendship, against the odds, fighting the system, society, hopes, battle of the sexes, injustice, feminism, small town, gender, british humour ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1900s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Working Stiffs (1979)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Working Stiffs is a short-lived 1979 American television series which starred James Belushi and Michael Keaton as brothers Ernie and Mike O'Rourke. The pair were janitors who aspired to work their way up in the field of business. The brothers ...
Style: sitcom, witty, offbeat, humorous, realistic
Plot: janitor, workplace situations, workplace, partners, buddies, silly humor, farce, office, siblings relations, disorder, friends, fashion ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Security Men (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Duckers, Jimmy and Ray are three work-shy security guards at a shopping mall who spend much of their time mocking their Jobsworth boss Kenneth. One night they bunk off to watch and bet on a boxing match at the electrical shop, only to find on their ...
Style: humorous, talky, semi serious, realistic, sitcom
Plot: workplace, workplace situations, working class, shopping mall, disorder, robbery, security guard, nightshift
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Trollied (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 26 min.
TV show
Story: Set in Valco, a fictional budget supermarket in the north west of England, Trollied finds the funny in one of our most familiar surroundings and focuses on the types of characters we all recognise: bored checkout staff, ineffectual managers and a ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, not serious, realistic
Plot: supermarket, workplace, workplace situations, supportive coworker, employer employee relationship, workplace humor, petty job, store, flirting, strong female presence, employment, job ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Till Death Us Do Part (1965)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 20 min.
TV show
Story: Till Death Us Do Part is a ground-breaking British sitcom that aired on BBC1 from 1965 to 1975. First airing as a Comedy Playhouse pilot, the show aired in seven series until 1975. Six years later, ITV continued the sitcom, calling it Till Death.... ...
Style: sitcom, witty, humorous, biting, talky ...
Plot: working class, satire, racism, pub, fanatic, husband, wife, baby, daughter, conservative, eccentric family, family life ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Last of the Summer Wine (1973)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Unencumbered by wives, jobs or any other responsibilities, three senior citizens who've never really grown up explore their world in the Yorkshire Dales. They spend their days speculating about their fellow townsfolk and thinking up adventures ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, talky, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: countryside, friendship, elderly, small town, golden years, friends, social relations, english countryside, retirement, british humour, working class, childhood friends ...
Time: 80s, 21st century, 90s, 70s, contemporary ...
Place: yorkshire, northern england, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Only Fools and Horses.... (1981)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The misadventures of two wheeler dealer brothers Del Boy and Rodney Trotter of “Trotters Independent Traders PLC” who scrape their living by selling dodgy goods believing that next year they will be millionaires.
Style: sitcom, humorous, realistic, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: working class, family relations, black market, cons and scams, eccentric family, disorder, veteran, partners, hopes, dishonesty, siblings relations, scam ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 21st century, contemporary ...
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Lovesick (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: After finding out he has an STI, Dylan must get back in touch with every girl he has ever had sex with to let them know the bad news.
Style: sitcom, humorous, not serious, entertaining, light ...
Plot: friendship, down on your luck, buddies, sexually transmitted disease, disorder, farce, british humour, sex, twentysomething life, friends, silly humor, friends in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: england, glasgow scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Not Going Out (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Lee is a childish northerner who lives in a fancy penthouse apartment in London who goes through a variety of jobs such as a janitor and ice cream man as well as attempting relationships with female flatmates. His best mate, Daily Mail reading, ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: slacker, lifestyle, friendship, disorder, fall in love, couples, job seeking, love triangle, roommate, thirtysomething life, working class, laziness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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After MASH (1983)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: AfterMASH is an American situation comedy that aired on CBS from September 26, 1983, to December 11, 1984. A spin-off of the series M*A*S*H, the show takes place immediately following the end of the Korean War and chronicles the adventures of three ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, witty, feel good, clever ...
Plot: hospital, power relations, americana, workplace situations, couple relations, friendship, doctors and patients, couples, friends, society, partners, workplace ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1950s, 50s
Place: missouri, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Malcolm & Eddie (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Malcolm & Eddie is an American television sitcom that premiered August 26, 1996 on the UPN Network, and ran for four seasons, airing its final episode on May 22, 2000. This series starred Malcolm-Jamal Warner and Eddie Griffin in the lead roles. ...
Style: sitcom, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: bar, friendship, twentysomething life, buddies, odd couple, partners, friends, disorder, male friendship, friendship between men, neighbor neighbor relationship, stand up comedian ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 2000s
Place: missouri, kansas, usa, kansas city
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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Barbara (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 27 min.
TV show
Story: Barbara is a British sitcom starring Gwen Taylor in the title role. A pilot was broadcast in 1995, and three series were then televised from 1999 to 2003. It was made by Central Television, and filmed at their Lenton Lane studios in Nottingham in ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, offbeat, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, suburbs, eccentric family, suburban life, family life, workplace situations, society, couples, perversion, couple relations, farce, family ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: yorkshire, england, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Twenty Twelve (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Twenty Twelve is a BBC television comedy series written and directed by John Morton. Starring Hugh Bonneville, Jessica Hynes and Amelia Bullmore, the programme is a spoof on-location documentary following the organisation of the 2012 Summer Olympics ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, semi serious, realistic, talky
Plot: satire, workplace situations, power relations, disorder, nothing goes right, boss and employee, secretary, team, olympics, british humour, boss, loner ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%