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, council estate, family relations, black family, 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, youth, father son relationship and husband wife relationship 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), The Jeff Foxworthy Show (1995), After Henry (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: working class, barbershop, society, nagging and grouching, couple relations, family relations, beauty salon, family business, social relations, social differences, friends, immigrants ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
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, humorous, touching, offbeat, semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: family, african american, siblings relations, youth, friends, family relations, house, best friend, child protagonist, mother daughter relationship, brother brother relationship, teenage girl ...
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: suburbs, family, german shepherd, sheepdog, family relations, maid, professor, father son relationship, brother brother relationship, dog, husband wife relationship, college ...
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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, humorous, realistic, not serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, disorder, youth, family, eccentric family, family life, parents and children, actor playing himself, short lived, television flop
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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: parent child relationship, grandparent grandchild relationship, family, living with parents, bookstore, widow, british humour, mother daughter relationship, grandfather grandson relationship
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55%
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The Ropers (1979)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The Ropers is an American sitcom that ran from March 13, 1979 to May 22, 1980 on ABC. The series is a spin-off of Three's Company and based on the British sitcom George and Mildred. The series focused on middle-aged couple Stanley and Helen ...
Style: sitcom
Plot: redheaded woman, husband wife relationship
Place: southern california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, humorous, sentimental, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: coming of age, rich and poor, family, society, family life, americana, parents and children, siblings relations, youth, power relations, family relations, rich ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: offbeat, humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family, suburbs, twins, family relations, aids, motherhood, widower, three brothers, aunt, pilot, brother brother relationship
Time: 80s
Place: illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
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, feel good, sentimental, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: family, family relations, parents and children, family life, teenage life, adolescence vs adulthood, suburban life, siblings relations, couple relations, suburbs, society, love and romance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, long island, usa
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51%
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Soul Man (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Soul Man is an American sitcom that aired on ABC in 1997 that lasted two seasons and starred Dan Aykroyd. The series premiered on April 15, 1997, and was picked up for a second season of 22 episodes after only three episodes aired for the first ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: clergy, family relations, church, family life, eccentric family, parents and children, single parent, youth, social relations, siblings relations
Time: 90s
Place: michigan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 3K
My Two Dads (1987)
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, feel good, humorous, realistic, not serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, single father, youth, coming of age, family, partners, friends, odd couple, lifestyle, buddies, family life, parents and children ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Webster (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Webster is an American situation comedy that aired on ABC from September 16, 1983 until May 8, 1987, and in first-run syndication from September 21, 1987 until March 10, 1989. The series was created by Stu Silver. The show stars Emmanuel Lewis in ...
Style: sitcom
Plot: orphan, child care, high society, family relations, african american, football, adoption, children, interracial adoption, dumbwaiter
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Herbie the Matchmaker (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA, Canada
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
Plot: car, car stunt, car chase, volkswagen beetle, gadget car, driving instructor
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Courtship of Eddie's Father (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The Courtship of Eddie's Father is an American television sitcom based on the 1963 movie of the same name, which was based on the book written by Mark Toby. It tells the story of a widower, Tom Corbett, who is a magazine publisher, and his son, ...
Style: sitcom
Plot: parent child relationship, magazine editor, single parent, housekeeper, father son relationship, widower, family relations, publisher, single father
Time: 1960s, 60s, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Don't Wait Up (1983)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Two doctors, estranged from their spouses, become roommates...but they also happen to be father and son! Can they share an apartment without driving each other crazy? No, but they do it anyway.... Tom Latimer is a young and hard working general ...
Style: sitcom
Plot: doctor, family, parents, marital separation, english, medical profession, father son relationship, divorce, father, flatmate, family relations, british humour
⇓ 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, not serious, humorous, realistic
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Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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
Plot: ex convict, family, teenage son, daughter, unemployment, parent grown child relationship, british humour, british, father daughter relationship, single parent, blonde woman, blonde ...
Time: 70s
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
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, captivating, light ...
Plot: family relations, parents and children, family life, living with parents, single father, unfulfillment, father son relationship, actor, love, friendship, follow your dream, actor's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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: dating, single father, family relations, african american, friend, male female relationship, father son relationship, black family
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Brady Bunch (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: When widower Mike Brady marries a lovely lady widow Carol Ann, their two families become one. These are the misadventures of this new couple, their six children, a dog named Tiger, and quirky housekeeper Alice.
Style: sitcom, not serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: family, family relations, architect, cheerleader, suburbs, mischievous children, couples, optimism, step siblings, coming of age, youth, siblings relations ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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, realistic, not serious, witty, humorous
Audience: family outing
Plot: butler, family, society, friendship, family life, power relations, family relations, friends, master and servant, workplace, servant, widower ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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, offbeat, humorous, semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, inventor, androids, robot, disorder, make believe, androids and robots, youth, family, nosy, parents and children, pretense ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Cosby (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Cosby is an American situation comedy television series broadcast on CBS from September 16, 1996 to April 28, 2000, loosely based on the British sitcom One Foot in the Grave. The program stars Bill Cosby and Phylicia Rashād, who previously worked ...
Style: sitcom, semi serious, realistic, witty, humorous
Audience: family outing
Plot: elderly, indoor, retiring, couples, family relations, family, aging, lifestyle, family life, unemployment, parents and children, couple relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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: uncle niece relationship, novelist, family, friendship, male female relationship
Place: australia
⇓ 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, feel good ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family life, family relations, friends, parents and children, suburbs, couples, therapist, father son relationship, marriage, friendship, society, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Empty Nest (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Empty Nest is an American sitcom that originally aired on NBC from 1988 to 1995. The series was created as a spin-off of The Golden Girls by creator and producer Susan Harris. For its first three seasons, Empty Nest was one of the year's top 10 ...
Style: sitcom, sentimental, realistic, semi serious, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, doctor, supportive parent, parents and children, family, family life, siblings relations, pediatrician, father daughter relationship, coworker relationship, hospital, nurse ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s, 1990s
Place: florida, miami, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.3
 109
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, family, farce ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: yorkshire, england, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.6
 180
Lotsa Luck (1973)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Lotsa Luck is an American sitcom that aired during the 1973-74 television season. The series stars Dom DeLuise as bachelor Stanley Belmont who lives with his bossy mother, his sister Olive and her unemployed husband, Arthur. Jack Knight stars as ...
Style: sitcom
Plot: living with parents, bachelor, bus driver, man child
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 3K
Raven's Home (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Best friends Raven and Chelsea, now both divorced mothers, are raising their children in a house together. Their house is turned upside down when they realize one of Raven's children inherited the same psychic abilities as their mother.
Style: sitcom, entertaining, captivating, humorous, sentimental
Plot: single mother, parents separation, friendship, girlfriend girlfriend relationship, family relations, grownups, psychic power, middle school, school, youth, kids and family, black family ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Mr. Belvedere (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Mr. Belvedere is an American sitcom that originally aired on ABC from March 15, 1985, until July 8, 1990. The series is based on the Lynn Aloysius Belvedere character created by Gwen Davenport for her 1947 novel Belvedere, which was later adapted ...
Style: sitcom, witty, humorous, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, boss and employee, culture clash, family life, parents and children, suburban life, suburbs, workplace situations, teenage life, disorder, columnist, friends ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, pittsburgh, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%