Movies and TV shows like The Fosters 1976

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The Fosters (1976)
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The Fosters (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The first sitcom written both for and starring black actors, The Fosters showcased the early work of Lenny Henry (riding high on a recent win in talent series New Faces) as the budding artist son of easy going family man Samuel Foster (Norman Beaton, who would go on to gain fame in ‘90s comedy Desmond’s). The series follows the day-to-day trials of Samuel and his lively wife Pearl (both immigrants from Guyana) and their three children on a South London housing estate. It was created and developed by Jon Watkins, who adapted the American sitcom, Good Times, developed by Norman Lear, and created by Eric Monte and Mike Evans. It was the first British sitcom to have an entirely black cast. It was the predecessor to many future British television programmes that featured a predominantly black cast:.
Style: sitcom
Plot: family, family relations, black family, black, council estate, black british, british humour

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out sitcom, humorous, realistic and semi serious films and TV series with plots about family relations, family, family life, parents and children, father son relationship, husband wife relationship and youth mostly in Comedy, Family and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like The Fosters: Desmond's (1989), My Brother and Me (1994), Please Don't Eat the Daisies (1965), Family Reunion (2019), The Jeff Foxworthy Show (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Desmond's (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 50 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, realistic, humorous, semi serious
Plot: working class, barbershop, business, family, society, social relations, family relations, friends, family business, couples, couple relations, social differences ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: london, england
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95%
My Brother and Me (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: My Brother and Me is a sitcom on Nickelodeon that premiered on October 15, 1994, and ran until February 2, 1995. The show is about a family living in the West Side of Charlotte, North Carolina, who experience the highs and lows of everyday life. ...
Style: sitcom, semi serious, humorous, touching, offbeat
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: family, middle school, african american, family relations, friends, youth, siblings relations, african american family, morality, house, father son relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: north carolina, usa
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74%
Please Don't Eat the Daisies (1965)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Please Don't Eat the Daisies is an American sitcom that aired on NBC from September 14, 1965 to April 22, 1967. The series was based upon the 1957 book by Jean Kerr and 1960 film starring Doris Day and David Niven. The series ran for 58 ...
Style: sitcom
Plot: dog, suburbs, family, family relations, german shepherd, college, professor, father son relationship, brother brother relationship, husband wife relationship, maid, mother son relationship
Place: new york state, new york
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65%
Family Reunion (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
TV show
Story: A free-spirited mom moves her family from the west coast to the Midwest and gets to know her extended family.
Style: sitcom, light, feel good, entertaining, humorous ...
Plot: large family, family, black family, african american, family relations, parents and children, family life, living together, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, humour, father son relationship, relationships ...
Place: georgia, seattle
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61%
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The Jeff Foxworthy Show (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Air conditioning repair man Jeff finds himself a fish out of water living in Indiana with his Southern ways and humor. Eventually he takes his family back to Georgia and reconnects with his eccentric relations.
Style: sitcom, not serious, realistic, humorous, nostalgic
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, disorder, family, youth, family life, parents and children, eccentric family, actor playing himself, television flop, short lived
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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After Henry (1988)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: After Henry is a British sitcom that aired on ITV from 1988 to 1992. Starring Prunella Scales and Joan Sanderson, it had started on BBC Radio 4 in 1985, finishing in 1989. It was written by Simon Brett. After Henry was made for the ITV network by ...
Style: sitcom
Plot: girl, bookstore, family, grandparent grandchild relationship, living with parents, parent child relationship, widow, grandfather grandson relationship, mother daughter relationship, british humour
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Herbie the Matchmaker (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Herbie the Matchmaker, also known as Herbie, The Love Bug, is a short-lived situation comedy that aired on CBS in the spring of 1982. The series is based on Walt Disney Productions' popular Herbie film series, about a Volkswagen Beetle with a ...
Style: sitcom
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⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Silver Spoons (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Silver Spoons is an American sitcom that aired on NBC from September 25, 1982 to May 11, 1986 and in first-run syndication from September 15, 1986 to March 4, 1987. The series was produced by Embassy Television for the first four seasons, until ...
Style: sitcom, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing
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Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
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52%
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Growing Pains (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Growing Pains is an American television sitcom about an affluent family, residing in Huntington, Long Island, New York, with a working mother and a stay-at-home psychiatrist father raising three children together, which aired on ABC from September ...
Style: sitcom, realistic, semi serious, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
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Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Valerie's Family: The Hogans (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The Hogan Family is an American television situation comedy that aired on NBC from March 1, 1986 to May 7, 1990, and on CBS from September 15, 1990 until July 20, 1991. It was produced by Miller-Boyett Productions, along with Tal Productions, Inc., ...
Style: sitcom, realistic, semi serious, humorous, touching ...
Audience: kids, family outing
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Time: 80s
Place: illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Soul Man (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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Style: sitcom, semi serious, realistic, touching, humorous
Audience: family outing
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: My Two Dads is an American sitcom that starred Staci Keanan, Paul Reiser and Greg Evigan. It aired on NBC from 1987 to 1990 and was produced by Michael Jacobs Productions in association with Tri-Star Television and distributed by TeleVentures.
Style: sitcom, not serious, realistic, humorous, feel good
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: girl, single father, family relations, child care, friends, partners, family, buddies, lifestyle, odd couple, youth, coming of age ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
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48%
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Webster (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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Style: sitcom
Audience: kids
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48%
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Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: Norway
TV show
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Style: sitcom, funny, satirical, feel good, humorous ...
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Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: Turkey
Duration: 58 min.
TV show
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Style: sitcom, humorous, light, funny, ironic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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Style: sitcom
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: Slovakia
Duration: 35 min.
TV show
Story: While married couples live side by side, but temperament, opinions and ways of life are quite different. They experience humorous situations based on misunderstandings and coincidences that life brings.
Style: sitcom, satirical, feel good, humorous, entertaining ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
2point4 Children (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 40 min.
TV show
Story: 2point4 children is a 1990s British sitcom that was created and written by Andrew Marshall. It follows the lives of the Porter family; an average family that is persistently faced with surreal situations and sheer bad luck. The show was originally ...
Style: sitcom, realistic, humorous, not serious
Plot: family relations, family, couple relations, eccentric family, family life, couples, parents and children, siblings relations, husband, teenager, mother, working class ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Two of a Kind (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Two of a Kind is an American sitcom that aired on ABC as part of the network's TGIF line-up, starring Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. The show aired from September 25, 1998 to July 9, 1999. The series was produced by Griffard/Adler Productions, ...
Style: semi serious, touching, realistic, humorous, sitcom
Audience: kids, family outing, teens
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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44%
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Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Bennie Upshaw, the head of a Black working class family in Indianapolis, is a charming, well-intentioned mechanic and lifelong mess just trying his best to step up and care for his family and tolerate his sardonic sister-in-law, all without a ...
Style: sitcom, captivating, humorous, semi serious, feel good ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Going Straight (1978)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Going Straight is a BBC sitcom which was a direct spin-off from Porridge, starring Ronnie Barker as Norman Stanley Fletcher, newly released from the fictional Slade Prison where the earlier series had been set. It sees Fletcher trying to become an ...
Style: sitcom
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Time: 70s
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Gregory Hines Show (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The Gregory Hines Show is an American television sitcom that aired on CBS. The series premiered on Monday, September 15, 1997 before airing on September 19, 1997 as a part of the network's Block Party Friday night lineup. It ended its run on ...
Style: sitcom
Plot: single father, dating, african american, friend, father son relationship, family relations, male female relationship, black family, black
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42%
All About the Andersons (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
TV show
Story: As soon as single dad Anthony moves back into his parents' home to provide a stable environment for his 8-year-old son, he immediately remembers why he left in the first place. His mother Flo is always understanding and supportive, but his ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, feel good, light, captivating ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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, semi serious, realistic, humorous, offbeat
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Time: 90s
Place: yorkshire, england, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Father, Dear Father (1978)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Australia
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The hugely successful British television series Father Dear Father is transplanted to Australia when novelist Patrick Glover and his assistant Nanny trek down under to write the great Australian crime novel, and end up supervising Patricks ...
Style: sitcom
Plot: novelist, uncle niece relationship, family, friendship, male female relationship
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Benson (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Benson is an American television sitcom which aired from September 13, 1979, to April 19, 1986, on ABC. The series was a spin-off from the soap opera parody Soap; however, Benson discarded the soap opera format of its parent show in favor of a more ...
Style: sitcom, political, not serious, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: workplace, butler, power relations, family relations, friends, family life, friendship, master and servant, society, family, widower, black american ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Dad Stop Embarrassing Me! (2021)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: A single dad and cosmetics brand owner figures out fatherhood on the fly when his strong-minded teen daughter moves in with him.
Style: light, entertaining, captivating, feel good, funny ...
Plot: father daughter relationship, parents and children, father, kids and family, relationships, family relations, father and daughter, family, black cast, toilet humor, parenthood, daughter ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Bill Engvall Show (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The Bill Engvall Show is a sitcom which ran on TBS from July 17, 2007 to September 5, 2009. The series starred comedian Bill Engvall and was written and created by Engvall and Michael Leeson. The series was canceled on September 25, 2009. On June ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, captivating, light, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, family life, friends, parents and children, couples, suburbs, therapist, father son relationship, marriage, society, friendship, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Small Wonder (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Small Wonder is an American science fiction sitcom that aired in first-run syndication from September 7, 1985 to May 20, 1989. The show chronicles the family of a robotics engineer who, after he secretly creates a robot modeled after a real human ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, semi serious, offbeat
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: robot, super powers, family relations, female robot, androids, inventor, artificial intelligence, youth, pretense, parents and children, family life, family ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Executive Stress (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Executive Stress is a British sitcom that aired on ITV from 1986 to 1988. Produced by Thames Television, it first aired on 20 October 1986. After three series, the last episode aired on 27 December 1988. Written by George Layton, Executive Stress ...
Style: sitcom
Plot: workplace, husband wife relationship, office, marriage, secret marriage, middle aged woman, british humour
⇓ similarity ⇓
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