Movies and TV shows like Orange Is the New Black

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Orange Is the New Black (2013)
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Orange Is the New Black (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 59 min.
Story: A crime she committed in her youthful past sends Piper Chapman to a women's prison, where she trades her comfortable New York life for one of unexpected camaraderie and conflict in an eccentric group of fellow inmates.
Style: clever, realistic, humorous, cynical, melancholic, offbeat, semi serious, witty
Audience: girls' night
Plot: prison life, prison, life turned upside down, lesbian, lesbian relationship, drugs/alcohol, gender, fish out of water, women in prison, abuse, confined, perversion, russian, warden, strong female character, smuggling, violence, misfit, latinos, mad, officer, drug addict, discrimination, murder, misogyny ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york state, new york

Most similar movies to Orange Is the New Black

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and witty films and TV series with plots about crimes, friendship, crime, friends, disorder, misfit and lifestyle mostly in Drama, Comedy and Crime genres. Some movies like Orange Is the New Black: Wentworth Prison (2013), The L Word (2004), Prisoner: Cell Block H (1979), Oz (1997), Madea Goes to Jail (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Wentworth Prison (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Bea Smith is locked up while awaiting trial for the attempted murder of her husband and must learn how life works in prison. A modern adaptation and sequel of the iconic Prisoner series.
Style: rough, serious, tense, bleak, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: prison, prison life, life is a bitch, crime, lesbian, protest, sadism, women in prison, survival, warden, power struggle, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
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97%
 7.6
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The L Word (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 50 min.
Story: A group of lesbian friends struggle with romance and careers in Los Angeles.
Style: sexual, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lesbian, coming out, gays and lesbians, lesbian relationship, seduction, infidelity, love triangle, tennis, cafe, strong sexual content, couple relations, lgbt ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
Prisoner: Cell Block H (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Prisoner is an Australian soap opera that is set in the Wentworth Detention Centre, a fictional women's prison. In the United States and United Kingdom it was billed as Prisoner: Cell Block H, and in Canada as Caged Women. The series was ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: prison, prison life, strong sexual content, leadership, cult, uninhibited rivalry, women in prison, feminism, crime, confined, crimes, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.7
 78K
Oz (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: The daily lives of prisoners in Emerald City, an experimental unit of the Oswald Maximum Security Prison where ingroups - Muslims, Latinos, Italians, Aryans - stick close to their mutual friends and terrorizes their mutual enemies.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, rough, surreal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison life, confined, prison, strong sexual content, rapist, rape, racism, misfit, gang, life is a bitch, fish out of water, violence spree ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 2000s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Madea Goes to Jail (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: At long last, Madea returns to the big screen in TYLER PERRY'S MADEA GOES TO JAIL. This time America's favorite irreverent, pistol-packin' grandmomma is raising hell behind bars and lobbying for her freedom...Hallelujer!
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, adaptation directed by original author
Plot: golden years, drugs/alcohol, farce, prison, prison life, crime, criminal, fish out of water, elderly, disorder, goofy hero, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 8.3
 89K
Orphan Black (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 44 min.
Story: A streetwise hustler is pulled into a compelling conspiracy after witnessing the suicide of a girl who looks just like her.
Style: mind bending, suspenseful, serious, exciting, twists and turns
Plot: uncover truth, top secret, boyfriend, family relations, shooting, killings, cloning, experiment, supernatural, characters in danger, young woman, secret ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 7.5
 71K
Felon (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A family man convicted of killing an intruder must cope with life afterward in the violent penal system.
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, prison life, fist fighting, murder, crime, life turned upside down, prison riot, tear gas, court, tattoo, fight, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.4
 22K
House of Lies (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
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, realistic, clever, talky, dark humor ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: greed, workplace situations, drugs/alcohol, coworker relationship, power relations, strong sexual content, workplace, dishonesty, powerful corporation, ambition, ambitious, hotshot hero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Crims (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Straight-laced Luke inadvertently finds himself sentenced to two years in Young Offender Institution Sunnybank View after becoming a bank robber’s getaway driver, along with the bank robber in question, his girlfriend’s brother and so-called ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: prison, prison life, confined, young adult, youth, disorder, juvenile delinquency, unlikely criminals, fish out of water, crimes, misfit, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.2
 888
Anyone But Me (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Story: Anyone But Me is a live-action, web television drama that first aired in 2008. The show is in serial short-format webisodes, each lasting between six and fifteen minutes, following the lives of a group of teenagers in New York City and Westchester ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, emotional, sexual ...
Plot: lesbian, youth, gays and lesbians, parents and children, teenage life, gender, love and romance, couples, family relations, friends, lifestyle, gay student ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 8.3
 160K
Californication (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
Story: A self-loathing, alcoholic writer attempts to repair his damaged relationships with his daughter and her mother while combating sex addiction, a budding drug problem, and the seeming inability to avoid making bad decisions.
Style: sexy, dark humor, humorous, witty, cynical ...
Plot: womanizer, lust, sexual relations, writer's life, strong sexual content, addiction, lifestyle, drugs/alcohol, family life, sexual activity, family problems, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.9
 441
Starved (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Starved is an FX Network television situation comedy that aired for one season of seven episodes in 2005. The series was about four friends who each suffer from eating disorders, who met at a "shame-based" support group called Belt ...
Style: offbeat, semi serious, witty, dark humor, realistic ...
Plot: eating disorder, support group, sitcom, obsession, friendship, mental disorders, cooking and food, thirtysomething life, hopes, friends, social misfits, singleness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.9
 8K
The Riches (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: A family of crooks assume the identity of an upper-middle-class suburban clan in the Deep South.
Style: clever, serious, offbeat, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: irish, thief, hidden identity, starting over, dysfunctional family, outlaw, impostor, suburbs, couple relations, parents and children, culture clash, cons and scams ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 8.0
 22K
Lilyhammer (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Norway, USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Frank Tagliano (Steven Van Zandt), is a former member of the New York mob. After testifying in a trial in the United States, Tagliano is relocated to Lillehammer in Norway through the FBI's witness protection program. Frank Tagliano was ...
Style: dark humor, witty, talky, stylized, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: culture clash, starting over, mafia, small town, lifestyle change, fish out of water, gangsters, crimes, business venture, criminal heroes, snitch, blackmail ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.9
 3K
Rake (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Keegan Deane's staggering lack of discretion and inability to self-censor land him the law cases that nobody else will touch. He always tries to do the right thing, but at the same time struggles to save himself from the many self-destructive ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, cynical
Plot: courtroom, legal, parents and children, family relations, dedicated lawyer, intrigue, lawyer, courtroom drama, power relations, hotshot lawyer, against the rules, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Better Call Saul (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
Story: Six years before Saul Goodman meets Walter White. We meet him when the man who will become Saul Goodman is known as Jimmy McGill, a small-time lawyer searching for his destiny, and, more immediately, hustling to make ends meet. Working alongside, ...
Style: realistic, dark humor, stylized, witty, captivating ...
Plot: workplace situations, dishonesty, lawyer, family relations, moral dilemma, hotshot lawyer, drugs/alcohol, brother brother relationship, cons and scams, legal, private investigator, lawyer client relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2002
Place: new mexico, usa, albuquerque new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: When a woman is rescued from a doomsday cult and lands in New York City, she must navigate a world she didn’t think even existed anymore.
Style: humorous, light, entertaining, sincere, not serious ...
Plot: fish out of water, sitcom, hopes, misfit, strong female lead, cult, bunker, nanny, abduction, new job, song and dance, rich woman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Small Apartments (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When a clumsy deadbeat accidentally kills his landlord, he must do everything in his power to hide the body, only to find that the distractions of lust, the death of his beloved brother, and a crew of misfit characters force him on a journey where a ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, dark humor, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: murder, social misfits, drugs/alcohol, misfit, crime, disorder, goofy hero, nothing goes right, crimes, deadly, guru, daydreamer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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 5.2
 1K
K-11 (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Raymond Saxx Jr., a powerful record producer, wakes from a drug-induced blackout to find himself locked up and classified "K-11." Plunged into a nightmarish world ruled by a transsexual diva named Mousey, Raymond is truly a fish out of ...
Style: psychological, bleak, serious, realistic, rough ...
Plot: prison life, prison, transsexual, fish out of water, confined, gender, gays and lesbians, hopes, misfit, power relations, violence, rape
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.4
 9K
Backstrom (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Detective Lieutenant Everett Backstrom is a man with no filter. After a five-year exile to the traffic division for offensive behavior, he has returned from disgrace to lead Portland's newly minted S.C.U. Tasked with navigating the city's ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, cynical
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, drugs/alcohol, police investigation, police detective, crimes, law enforcement, workplace situations, workplace, gay friend, police procedural, french accent
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.6
 5K
Mad Dogs (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Mad Dogs is a British black comedy and psychological thriller television series created by Cris Cole that began airing on Sky1 on 10 February 2011. It is produced by Left Bank Pictures, and co-produced by Palma Pictures. The series stars John Simm, ...
Style: atmospheric, twists and turns, dark humor, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, drugs/alcohol, friends, nothing goes right, crimes, reunion, murder, unlikely criminals, disorder, weekend, right and wrong, millionaire ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.3
 59K
Girls (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
Story: The assorted humiliations, disasters and rare triumphs of four very different twenty-something girls: Hannah, an aspiring writer; Marnie, an art gallery assistant and cousins Jessa and Shoshanna.
Style: semi serious, clever, realistic, humorous, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: aspiring writer, female friendship, roommate, dating, strong sexual content, best friends, city life, friendship, young woman, adolescence, new yorker, young adult ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.9
 52K
iZombie (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: A medical student who becomes a zombie joins a Coroner's Office in order to gain access to the brains she must reluctantly eat so that she can maintain her humanity. But every brain she eats, she also inherits their memories and must now solve ...
Style: cynical, suspenseful, semi serious, witty, surreal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, supernatural ability, hidden identity, supernatural, female protagonist, coroner, law enforcement, partners against crime, fighting crime, disorder, crime investigation, verbal byplay ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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Cashmere Mafia (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Cashmere Mafia is an American television comedy-drama which ran on ABC from January 6, 2008 to February 20, 2008. The series was created by Kevin Wade, who also served as executive producer alongside Darren Star, Gail Katz, Jeff Rake and Michael ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, stylized, sexy
Audience: girls' night
Plot: architect, best friends, feminism, female friendship, career woman, urban, friendship, workplace situations, ambition, gender, workplace, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.1
 426
Exes & Ohs (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Story: Exes & Ohs is an American and Canadian cable TV series that was launched on Logo on October 8, 2007, and Showcase in Canada. The show centres around the dating life of Jennifer, a lesbian documentary filmmaker with a vivid fantasy life and a ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, sexual, realistic, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lesbian, gays and lesbians, couple relations, romance, friend, looking for love, artists and showbiz, gender, lifestyle, love and romance, couples, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 4.3
 3K
Jailbait (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A gritty coming of age thriller about a young girl sent to juvenile prison for the murder of her abusive step father. The film follows Anna Nix's journey into the dark world of an all girls jail where she discovers complex relationships, drugs, ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, rough, bleak ...
Plot: prison, prison life, women in prison, teenage life, confined, survival, murder, juvenile delinquency, crime, youth, life is a bitch, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 8.4
 39K
Boston Legal (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Boston Legal is an American legal dramedy created by David E. Kelley and produced in association with 20th Century Fox Television for ABC. The series aired from October 3, 2004, to December 8, 2008. Boston Legal is a spin-off of long-running Kelley ...
Style: clever, semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty ...
Plot: courtroom drama, law firm, lawyer, ethics, hotshot lawyer, legal action, legal, friendship, partners, society, workplace, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 8.6
 69K
Louie (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
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: talky, humorous, witty, dark humor, clever ...
Plot: single parent, sitcom, midlife crisis, urban, performer's life, city life, family relations, comedian, jazz, single father, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.8
 42K
Down by Law (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, West Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A disc jockey, a pimp and an Italian tourist escape from jail in New Orleans.
Style: atmospheric, surreal, stylized, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: prison, pimp, social misfits, fight, escape, prostitute, jazz, on the road, on the run, convict, friendship, chases and races ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 8.0
 95K
Weeds (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
Story: Weeds is an American dark comedy-drama series created by Jenji Kohan. The central character is Nancy Botwin, a widowed mother of two boys who begins selling cannabis to support her family after her husband dies suddenly of a heart attack. Over the ...
Style: witty, humorous, dark humor, cynical, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: drug dealing, dysfunctional family, drug dealer, family life, single mother, stoners, single parent, drugs/alcohol, marijuana, unlikely criminals, eccentric family, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
11%
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