Movies and TV shows like About a Boy

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About a Boy (2014)
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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 Fiona, a needy single mom and her oddly charming 11-year-old son, Marcus, move in next door and disrupt his perfect world. When Marcus begins dropping by his home unannounced, Will's not so sure about being a kid's new best friend, until, of course, Will discovers that women find single dads irresistible. That changes everything and a deal is struck: Marcus will pretend to be Will's son and, in return, Marcus is allowed to chill at Will's house. Before he realizes it, Will starts to enjoy the visits and even finds himself looking out for the kid. In fact, this newfound friendship may very well teach him a thing or two that he never imagined possible - about himself and caring for others.
Style: humorous, touching, feel good, sentimental, realistic, semi serious, sitcom
Audience: date night
Plot: womanizer, lifestyle change, dysfunctional family, single parent, friendship, parents and children, family problems, dating, teaching the ways of the world, odd couple, character change, thirtysomething life, neighbor, youth, hopes, elementary school, introspection, divorced divorcee, power relations, age difference, irresponsible, single mother, musician, singleness, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and sitcom films and TV series with plots about family relations, couples, friends, love and romance, friendship, parents and children and lifestyle mostly in Comedy, Romance and Drama genres. Some movies like About a Boy: Hart of Dixie (2011), Bent (2012), Parenthood (2010), 100 Questions (2010), Married (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Hart of Dixie (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: New Yorker Zoe Hart has it all figured out - after graduating top of her class from medical school, she'll follow in her father's footsteps and become a cardio-thoracic surgeon. But when her dreams fall apart, Zoe decides to work at a ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, light, romantic, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: small town, small town life, female doctor, lifestyle change, young woman, social relations, lifestyle, doctor, doctors and patients, newcomer, neighbor, fish out of water ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alabama, usa, southern usa
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 7.1
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About a Boy (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA, France, Germany
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Will Freeman is a hip Londoner who one day realizes that his friends are all involved with the responsibilities of married life and that leaves him alone in the cold. Passing himself off as a single father, he starts to meet a string of single mums, ...
Style: feel good, romantic, sentimental, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, kids, teens
Plot: single parent, mentor, friendship, singleness, dysfunctional family, single father, coming of age, womanizer, dating, family relations, father son relationship, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe, britain, united kingdom
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50%
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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
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40%
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 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
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37%
 5.6
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100 Questions (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
TV show
Story: 100 Questions is an American situation comedy series which premiered on NBC on May 27, 2010. In May 2009 the network announced that the show would debut midseason in March 2010 on Tuesday nights at 9:30 pm, after NBC's coverage of the 2010 ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, sincere, feel good, not serious ...
Plot: looking for love, romance, couples, couple relations, friends, dating, buddies, city life, introspection, friendship, indoor, battle of the sexes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Tyler Perry's If Loving You Is Wrong (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Follow the relationships of a group of husbands and wives that live and love on the same street. While the neighbors come from very different backgrounds, their lives are similar – raising children, dealing with exes, worrying about money and ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic, captivating
Audience: girls' night
Plot: starting over, love and romance, family relations, friendship, looking for love, couples, parents and children, couple relations, family problems, marriage, relationships, family life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.1
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Married (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Married is a half hour comedy about being miserably in love. Russ and Lina Bowman can barely remember what life was like before kids, debt, and suburbia rained on their romance -- but every once in a while, in between the arguments about their ...
Style: humorous, light, feel good, captivating, not serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: marriage, couple relations, couples, family life, parents and children, family relations, friendship, love and romance, save the day, best friends, friends, battle of the sexes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Notes from the Underbelly (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Notes from the Underbelly is an American sitcom that debuted on ABC as a midseason replacement. The series is based upon the novel of the same name by Risa Green, and is produced by Eric and Kim Tannenbaum for Warner Bros. Television. The title is a ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, captivating, light, entertaining ...
Plot: pregnancy, friendship, family life, couple relations, friends, couples, family relations, babies and infants, youth, parents and children, expectant father, pregnant woman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Windfall (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Windfall is a serial drama television series about a group of people in an unnamed small city who win almost $400,000,000 in a lottvery.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, captivating
Plot: lottery, marital problem, single parent, disorder, family relations, couple relations, couples, teenage life, youth, love and romance, family problems, life turned upside down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Still Standing (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: After 18 years of marriage, high school sweethearts Bill and Judy Miller still make each other laugh and try to keep their marriage intact, even when their family pulls them in different directions. Since Bill has a far more immature approach to ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, sentimental, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: lifestyle, parents and children, eccentric family, family life, single parent, youth, childhood sweetheart, family problems, reunion, tv show, working class, high school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.1
 8K
Men at Work (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Men at Work is an American comedy series that airs on TBS. The series was created by Breckin Meyer and stars Danny Masterson, Michael Cassidy, Adam Busch, James Lesure and Meredith Hagner. The series premiered on May 24, 2012 at 10 pm. TBS second ...
Style: humorous, sitcom, feel good, light, captivating ...
Plot: buddies, workplace, lifestyle, photographer, couples, friendship, magazine, dating, love and romance, dumped, singleness, journal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.6
 14K
Reba (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: After her dentist husband of 20 years leaves her for his dental hygienist, Reba Hart's seemingly perfect world is turned upside down.​
Style: sitcom, humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: single mother, dentist, family life, teenage life, parents and children, youth, save the day, family problems, couples, pregnancy, crumbling marriage, divorced parents ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 8.0
 160K
That '70s Show (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Crank up the 8-track and flash back to a time when platform shoes and puka shells were all the rage in this hilarious retro-sitcom. For Eric, Kelso, Jackie, Hyde, Donna and Fez, a group of high school teens who spend most of their time hanging out ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, sentimental, realistic, not serious ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: friendship, family relations, teenage love, group of friends, parents and children, couple relations, generation gap, adolescence vs adulthood, americana, first love, drugs/alcohol, cannabis ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.0
 42K
Joey (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Joey is an American sitcom, a spin-off from Friends, which stars Matt LeBlanc reprising his role as Joey Tribbiani. It premiered on the NBC television network, on September 9, 2004, in the former time slot of its parent series, Thursday nights at ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, realistic, light, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: womanizer, hollywood, uncle nephew relationship, aspiring actor, singleness, family relations, lifestyle, actor's life, friendship, thirtysomething life, misfit, fish out of water ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
How to Be a Gentleman (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: How to Be a Gentleman, inspired by the book of the same name, is a comedy about the unlikely friendship between a traditional, refined writer and an unrefined personal trainer. Andrew Carlson (David Hornsby) is an etiquette columnist whose devotion ...
Style: humorous, sitcom, light, captivating, feel good ...
Plot: friendship, odd couple, newspaper columnist, teaching the ways of the world, power relations, buddies, thirtysomething life, columnist, friends, school
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Romantically Challenged (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Romantically Challenged is a comedy television series, which ran on ABC from April 19, 2010 to May 17, 2010. It is set in Pittsburgh and created by Ricky Blitt, who is also the show's head writer. The show stars Alyssa Milano. ABC officially ...
Style: not serious, realistic, humorous, feel good, sitcom
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, fall in love, buddies, family relations, couple relations, love and romance, lifestyle, manhood, romance, couples, wannabe, single parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pennsylvania, usa, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.3
 3K
Marry Me (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Six years ago, Annie and Jake bonded over their mutual love of nachos and they've been inseparable ever since. Now, after returning from a romantic two-week island vacation, Jake’s all set to pop the question. Before he can ask, though, Annie ...
Style: humorous, sitcom, light, feel good, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, couple relations, engagement, marriage engagement, friends, family relations, everyday life, couples, love and romance, thirtysomething life, group of friends, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The New Adventures of Old Christine (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Single working mom Christine Campbell has just learned that her ex is dating a much younger woman with the same first name. To avoid any confusion, the new girlfriend is dubbed New Christine, which leaves her with the unfortunate nickname Old ...
Style: sitcom, touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Audience: girls' night
Plot: parents separation, ex couple relations, family relations, lifestyle, friendship, single parent, singleness, parents and children, owner, thirtysomething life, couples, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Let's Be Friends (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Claude Mendelbaum est un informaticien trentenaire, célibataire, timide, hypocondriaque et transparent. Depuis Vicky, sa dernière histoire d'amour, il a du mal à remonter la pente. Son travail dans une grande tour de la Défense, peu propice ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, touching, semi serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, looking for love, odd couple, obsessive quest, self discovery, teaching the ways of the world, power relations, love and romance, buddies, singleness, support group, womanizer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Life As We Know It (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: See life through the eyes of Dino, Ben, and Jonathan -- three teens experiencing the joys and pains of growing up. Although different in many ways, these guys have one main thing in common -- women. Together, their attitudes about women are ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, melancholic, light ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage love, high school, teenage life, masturbation, teachers and students, infidelity, adolescence vs adulthood, friends, looking for sex, love and romance, family relations, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 8.1
 18K
Gavin & Stacey (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 29 min.
TV show
Story: Gavin is an ordinary boy from Billericay, Essex. Stacey is an ordinary girl from Barry Island, South Wales. They’ve spoken on the phone every day at work for months but they’ve never actually met… until now.
Style: sitcom, sentimental, feel good, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: couple relations, family relations, friendship, family life, romance, lifestyle, buddies, couples, honeymoon, boyfriend, british humour, twentysomething life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Gary Unmarried (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Gary Unmarried is an American sitcom created by Ed Yeager, which ran on CBS from September 24, 2008 to March 17, 2010. The series focuses on a recently divorced couple sharing custody of their kids while starting new relationships. The show was ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, realistic, semi serious, witty ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: dating, divorced parents, breakup, family problems, parents and children, single parent, starting over, couple relations, ex couple relations, couples, overbearing parent, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Rules of Engagement (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Rules of Engagement is a comedy about the different phases of male/female relationships, as seen through the eyes of a newly engaged couple, Adam and Jennifer, a long-time married pair, Jeff and Audrey, and a single guy on the prowl, Russell. As ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, not serious, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: lifestyle, friendship, couple relations, marriage, couples, love and romance, wooing, dating, group of friends, singleness, engaged, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 7.5
 8K
Togetherness (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Four adults nearing 40, living under the same roof, struggle to keep their relationships and their individual dreams alive.
Style: humorous, sitcom, mumblecore, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: couple relations, relationship vs career, buddies, ambition, couples, friendship, follow your dream, hopes, love and romance, family relations, best friends, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.4
 556
Get Real (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: teen drama
Plot: gay, gay lead character, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family, family relations, youth, love and romance, siblings relations, high school, brother brother relationship, gay teenager ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, san francisco, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.0
 805
My Princess (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 65 min.
TV show
Story: My Princess is a 2011 South Korean romantic comedy television series, starring Kim Tae-hee, Song Seung-hun, Park Ye-jin, and Ryu Soo-young. It aired on MBC from January 5 to February 24, 2011 on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 21:55 for 16 episodes.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, sentimental, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: heir, romance, high society, life turned upside down, heir heiress, cinderella story, power relations, state affairs, teaching the ways of the world, royal family, twentysomething life, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Middle of Nowhere (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The film follows Grace, a young woman whose irresponsible mother blows her college fund on her younger sister's beauty pageant campaign.
Style: sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: coming of age, teenage love, friendship, ambition, fall in love, teenage life, rebellion, youth, drug dealing, opposites attract, family problems, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 ⇓
28%
 7.6
 8K
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: sincere, humorous, sentimental, realistic, tragicomedy ...
Plot: self discovery, starting over, workplace situations, midlife crisis, coping, optimism, sanity, coworker, ex couple relations, family relations, mental disorder, mental disorders ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Bread, My Sweet (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Dominic works round the clock: nights making biscotti for his family's bakery in a working-class Italian neighborhood in Pittsburgh, then days downtown where he's a specialist in firing people at a company that negotiates mergers. ...
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: terminal illness, romance, best friends, fall in love, looking for love, unfulfilled love, family life, family problems, dream come true, couples, parents and children, human nature ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%