Movies and TV shows like Enlightened

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Enlightened (2011)
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Enlightened (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
TV show
Story: Enlightened follows the story of Amy, a self-destructive executive, who, after a very public breakdown and a subsequent philosophical awakening in rehabilitation, tries to get her life back together.
Style: humorous, sincere, sentimental, realistic, tragicomedy, offbeat, contemplative, semi serious, spiritual
Plot: self discovery, starting over, midlife crisis, coping, workplace situations, family relations, ex couple relations, coworker, optimism, sanity, mental disorders, mental disorder, hopes, self destructing, ex husband, disorder, unfulfillment, character change, ex spouse, power relations, depression, responsibility, parents and children, middle aged, marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa

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Most similar movies to Enlightened

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and sentimental films and TV series with plots about family relations, parents and children, strong female presence, couples, workplace, workplace situations and hopes mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Enlightened: HAPPYish (2015), Men of a Certain Age (2009), Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce (2014), Happyland (2014), Huff (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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HAPPYish (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Thom Payne is a 44 year-old man whose world is thrown into disarray when his 25 year-old "wunderkind" boss arrives, saying things like "digital," "social" and "viral." Is he in need of a ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, cynical, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: midlife crisis, workplace, workplace situations, boss and employee, unfulfillment, self discovery, happiness, introspection, love, couples, society, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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 ⇓
82%
Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Follows a best-selling author of a self-help book series who is secretly hiding her separation from her husband as she starts to navigate her life as a single woman in her 40's in Los Angeles. She starts to side with and take advice more from ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, captivating
Plot: divorce, starting over, friends, self discovery, singleness, writer's life, breakup, middle aged, dating, marriage, crumbling marriage, marital problem ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.4
 1K
Happyland (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 21 min.
TV show
Story: Having grown up in a world of manufactured happiness, Lucy, the cynical teenage daughter of a idealistic theme park princess mom, wants to get out and experience something real. When Ian, the new park owner's son, arrives and sweeps her off her ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: parents and children, fall in love, theme park, amusement park, workplace, dysfunctional family, love and romance, workplace situations, teenage love, teenage life, strong female presence, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Movie in collections
 7.9
 3K
Huff (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: Huff is an American television comedy-drama series produced by Sony Pictures Television for Showtime. The series was created by Bob Lowry and features Hank Azaria as Dr. Craig "Huff" Huffstodt, a psychiatrist whose life changes abruptly ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, sentimental, offbeat ...
Plot: psychiatrist, dysfunctional family, direction and purpose, self fulfillment, family relations, disorder, life changing experience, fighting illness, family problems, sanity, life is a bitch, midlife crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 8.5
 76K
Louie (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Louis C.K. stars as a fictionalized version of himself; a comedian and newly divorced father raising his two daughters in New York City.
Style: sincere, humorous, semi serious, realistic, talky ...
Plot: single parent, comedian, loneliness, dark humor, midlife crisis, performer's life, family relations, city life, parenthood, disorder, mishap, everyday life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.6
 992
Gravity (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Gravity is an American comedy-drama television series created by Jill Franklyn and Eric Schaeffer. It premiered on April 23, 2010 on Starz in the United States. On June 30, 2010, Starz reported that Gravity had been canceled.
Style: humorous, realistic, tragicomedy, semi serious, offbeat ...
Plot: support group, suicide, friendship, suicidal, life is a bitch, starting over, dark humor, plan gone awry, ex athlete, misfit, hopes, human nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.4
 25K
House of Lies (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
TV show
Story: Charming, fast talking Marty Kaan and his crack team of management consultants know how to play the corporate game better than anyone, by using every dirty trick in the book to woo powerful CEOs and close huge deals. In the board rooms, barrooms, ...
Style: cynical, semi serious, realistic, clever, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: greed, casual sex, hotshot hero, workplace situations, power relations, dishonesty, blind ambition, parents and children, flirting, profanity, satire, hotshot ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Movie in collections
 7.7
 26K
Nurse Jackie (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 27 min.
TV show
Story: Every day is a matter of life and death in a hectic New York City hospital, but for Nurse Jackie that's the easiest part. Between chronic back pain that won't quit, and a personal life on the constant edge of collapse, it's going to ...
Style: cynical, semi serious, realistic, tragicomedy, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: nurse, addiction, hospital, drugs/alcohol, doctors and patients, friendship, workplace situations, drug abuse, staff, conflict, against the rules, dark humor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Starter Wife (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 276 min.
TV show
Story: The events of one woman's life following her divorce after years of marriage to a Hollywood studio executive. Based on the best-selling novel by Gigi Levangie Grazer.
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic, sentimental
Plot: satire, midlife crisis, self discovery, one more chance, ex couple relations, couples, ambition, love and romance, starting over, husband wife relationship, marriage, divorce ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.5
 636
Whoopi (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Whoopi was an American situation comedy, starring Whoopi Goldberg. The series revolved around the events and people at her hotel, the Lamont Hotel, in New York City. The show aired on Tuesdays from September 9, 2003, on NBC to April 20, 2004.
Style: sitcom, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: hotel, starting over, workplace, culture clash, boss and employee, workplace situations, society, racial stereotype, interracial relations, siblings relations, racism, indoor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.4
 8K
About a Boy (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Will Freeman lives a charmed existence as the ultimate man-child. After writing a hit song, he was granted a life of free time, free love and freedom from financial woes. He's single, unemployed and loving it. So imagine his surprise when ...
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: womanizer, lifestyle change, dysfunctional family, single parent, dating, friendship, family problems, parents and children, teaching the ways of the world, odd couple, thirtysomething life, character change ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Easy to Assemble (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
TV show
Story: Easy to Assemble is a Webseries created by and starring Illeana Douglas, and sponsored by furniture store IKEA. Douglas plays a fictional version of herself trying to quit acting and work a "real job" at the IKEA in Burbank, CA. She soon ...
Style: cynical, humorous, realistic, not serious, offbeat
Plot: showbiz, lifestyle, starting over, workplace, best friends, artists and showbiz, hopes, workplace situations, unsupportive friend, actor's life, disorder, fish out of water ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Boston Public (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Boston Public is an American drama television series created by David E. Kelley and broadcast on Fox. It centered on Winslow High School, a fictional public high school located in Boston, Massachusetts. The show was named for the real public school ...
Style: humorous, sincere, sentimental, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: high school, teachers and students, teacher student relationship, teacher, everyday life, rivalry, youth, teenage life, society, social problems, idealism, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Obama Effect (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A serious health scare ignites John Thomas, an insurance salesman in his 50s, to take a closer look at his life. Motivated by a misguided obsession with getting Barack Obama elected, John takes an overwhelming involvement in the Presidential ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, sentimental, humorous
Plot: unfulfillment, society, couple relations, parents and children, family relations, couples, politics, satire, campaign, midlife crisis, americana, presidential campaign ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Life After Fat (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
TV show
Story: Life After Fat is a comedy-drama web series filmed in New York City, focusing on Maddie, a 24 year old thrift store employee who loses 90 lbs over the course of a year. For the first time in her life, she feels noticed, and attractive, which ends up ...
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, semi serious, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: self discovery, physical appearance, city life, feminism, weight loss, self esteem, women, introspection, fat woman, urban, twentysomething life, strong female presence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Isn't It Delicious (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When Joan Weldon discovers she is dying of lung cancer, she sets out to reconcile her dysfunctional relationships with her three children, her husband, and along the way, her former best friend. The family's destructive ways are offset by messy ...
Style: touching, sincere, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: self discovery, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family relations, family problems, life is a bitch, terminal illness, family life, bittersweet, one night stand, husband wife relationship, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.1
 21K
Hung (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Desperate times call for desperate measures and Ray Drecker's situation couldn't be much tougher. The former high school sports legend turned middle-aged high school basketball coach is divorced and struggling to provide for his kids when ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sexual, satirical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: middle aged, sexual relations, gigolo, family life, lifestyle, lifestyle change, family relations, strong sexual content, family problems, talented, new job, financial problem ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, detroit, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Movie in collections
 8.3
 244K
Scrubs (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: In the unreal world of Sacred Heart Hospital, John "J.D" Dorian learns the ways of medicine, friendship and life.
Style: sitcom, witty, humorous, sincere, surreal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: doctor, friendship, doctors and patients, mentor, workplace situations, hospital, workplace romance, love and romance, roommate, nurse, interracial relations, medical student ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.1
 2K
Sassy Pants (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Desperate to get out from under her overprotective mother, a home-schooled teen runs off to live with her dad, and forms a bond with his much-younger boyfriend.
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, teenage girl, parents and children, eccentric family, job seeking, disorder, coming of age, workplace, follow your dream, hopes, older man younger man relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.0
 655
My Generation (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A documentary crew follows the stories of nine classmates during their high school years in Austin, Texas, and then revisits them ten years later to examine how far they have come.
Style: serious, humorous, realistic, sincere, sentimental
Plot: high school, friendship, youth, lifestyle, self fulfillment, friends, adulthood, hopes, teenage life, childhood sweetheart, social relations, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.6
 11K
Baskets (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Chip Baskets wants to follow his dream of being a French clown—however, reality keeps interfering. Saddled with financial difficulties and facing an impenetrable language barrier, he moves back home to Bakersfield with high hopes. There, he is ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, sitcom, ironic ...
Plot: clown, follow your dream, hopes, misfit, goofy hero, sibling relationship, sarcasm, rivalry, friendship, fall in love, family relations, brother brother relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
How to Live with Your Parents (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Polly is a single mom who has recently divorced. The transition hasn't been easy for her, especially in this economy. So, like a lot of young people living in this new reality, she and her daughter, Natalie, have moved back home with her ...
Style: sitcom, realistic, humorous, not serious
Plot: single mother, parents and children, family life, starting over, single parent, hopes, family relations, eccentric family, living with parents, family, silly humor, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Movie in collections
 6.9
 85
Leap Year (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
TV show
Story: After being laid-off from their corporate day jobs, Aaron, Bryn, Derek, Olivia and Jack compete to get their businesses off the ground when a mystery benefactor promises to invest $500,000 in one of their startups.
Style: humorous, captivating, light, inspirational, semi serious ...
Plot: ambition, money raising, workplace, boss and employee, computers and web, power relations, buddies, programmer, rise to the top, society, rivalry, workplace situations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.1
 20K
Royal Pains (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: A young E.R. doctor who, after being wrongly blamed for a patient's death, moves to the Hamptons and becomes the reluctant "doctor for hire" to the rich and famous. When the attractive administrator of the local hospital asks him to ...
Style: sexy, semi serious, medical drama, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: doctor, doctors, doctors and patients, family relations, high society, starting over, career, millionaire, health situation, mogul, flirting, upscale ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 8.2
 33K
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: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Trouble with Bliss (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: 35-year-old Morris Bliss (Michael C. Hall) is clamped in the jaws of New York City inertia: he wants to travel but has no money; he needs a job but has no prospects; he still shares an apartment with his widowed father; and the premature death of ...
Style: realistic, humorous, touching, semi serious, sincere
Audience: date night
Plot: disorder, couples, dull life, self discovery, thirtysomething life, lifestyle, family relations, unfulfillment, life turned upside down, coming of age, unlikely couple, older man younger woman relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.9
 3K
Bent (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Bent is an American romantic comedy television series that ran on NBC from March 21 to April 4, 2012. The series was created by Tad Quill and stars Amanda Peet as a recently divorced lawyer and David Walton as the irresponsible general contractor ...
Style: humorous, sitcom, light, feel good, captivating ...
Plot: opposites attract, romance, starting over, single parent, couples, hopes, parents and children, family relations, womanizer, single mother, strong female presence, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 8.0
 10K
Outnumbered (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Partly-improvised sitcom looking at the trials and tribulations of bringing up three young children - a regal five-year-old girl with a talent for interrogation, a seven-year-old boy who could fib for Britain and an 11-year-old who is gearing up for ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching ...
Plot: parents and children, couples, everyday life, couple relations, family life, parenthood, youth, family relations, precocious child, parenting, responsibility, boss ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.4
 752
Scoundrels (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A family of small-time criminals try to go straight after the father is sent to prison.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, feel good, light
Plot: single parent, petty criminal, juvenile delinquency, going straight, family life, family relations, crimes, pretense, parents and children, business venture, dishonesty, code ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%