Movies and TV shows like What's Happening!!

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What's Happening!! (1976)
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What's Happening!! (1976)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: What's Happening!! is an American television sitcom that aired on ABC from August 5, 1976 to April 28, 1979. The show premiered as a summer series. With good ratings and reviews, and after the failure of several other shows on the network, What's Happening!! returned in November 1976 as a weekly series. It remained a regular show until 1979; ratings were modest. What's Happening!! was loosely based on the motion picture Cooley High, also written by Eric Monte.
Style: sitcom, humorous, feel good, realistic, not serious
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: coming of age, teenage life, youth, friends, family relations, partners, buddies, single parent, disorder, nothing goes right, friendship between men, working class, male friendship, teenager, african american, mother, school life, brother sister relationship, waitress, high school, divorced divorcee, diner, boy with glasses, brat, urban setting
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, sitcom and not serious films and TV series with plots about friends, youth, family relations, teenage life, buddies, lifestyle and disorder mostly in Comedy, Drama and Family genres. Some movies like What's Happening!!: Clueless (1996), The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990), The Inbetweeners (2012), Sanford and Son (1972), One on One (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Clueless (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Clueless is a television series spun off from the 1995 teen film of the same name. The series originally premiered on ABC on September 20, 1996 as a part of the TGIF lineup during its first season. The show then spent its last two seasons on UPN ...
Style: sitcom, realistic, semi serious, humorous, feel good
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen comedy
Plot: high school, best friends, lifestyle, youth, shopping mall, family relations, friends, shopping, fashion, shallowness, teenage life, high school life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: beverly hills, los angeles, usa, california
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The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
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Story: The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is an American television sitcom that originally aired on NBC from September 10, 1990, to May 20, 1996. The show stars Will Smith as a fictionalized version of himself, a street-smart teenager from West Philadelphia who ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, witty, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: family relations, teenage life, culture clash, black family, fish out of water, african american, youth, misfit, siblings relations, verbal byplay, eccentric family, social differences ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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The Inbetweeners (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: A group of teenagers navigating high school and charging into adulthood the way everyone does... by taking one step forward and three steps back.
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, light ...
Audience: teen comedy, teens
Plot: high school, high school student, lifestyle, teenage life, social relations, friendship between men, male friendship, looking for sex, youth, coming of age, battle of the sexes, buddies ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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81%
Bucket & Skinner's Epic Adventures (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
TV show
Story: Bucket and Skinner are best friends trying to navigate the minefield of high school politics, while surfing everyday and living the California dream.
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, sitcom, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: family, high school life, beach, lifestyle, siblings relations, teenage life, disorder, buddies, mischievous children, youth, best friends, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
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Sanford and Son (1972)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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Story: Sanford and Son is an American sitcom, based on the BBC's Steptoe and Son, that ran on the NBC television network from January 14, 1972, to March 25, 1977. Known for its edgy racial humor, running gags and catch phrases, the series was adapted ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, not serious, talky, sincere ...
Plot: family business, working class, parents and children, family life, friendship, generation gap, workplace, single parent, partners, living with parents, odd couple, reluctant partners ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, south central los angeles
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One on One (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: One on One is an American sitcom that aired on the now-defunct UPN from September 3, 2001 to May 15, 2006. The series stars Flex Alexander as a single sportscaster, who becomes a full-time dad when his ex-wife decides to accept a job out of the ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parents and children, family relations, coming of age, single parent, disorder, mischievous children, high school, high school life, singleness, basketball, best friends, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, baltimore
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76%
Archie Bunker's Place (1979)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Archie Bunker's Place is an American sitcom originally broadcast on the CBS network, conceived in 1979 as a spin-off and continuation of All in the Family. While not as popular as its predecessor, the show maintained a large enough audience to ...
Style: sitcom, clever, humorous, witty, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: bar, workplace situations, working class, satire, family relations, disorder, friends, friendship, eccentric family, family life, workplace, partners ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
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I Hate My Teenage Daughter (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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Story: I Hate My Teenage Daughter is an American sitcom that ran on Fox from November 30, 2011 to March 20, 2012. It aired at the 9:30 pm /8:30 pm timeslot after The X Factor. The series stars Jaime Pressly and Katie Finneran. On May 10, 2012, Fox canceled ...
Style: realistic, humorous, not serious, sitcom
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: single parent, friendship, teenage life, parents and children, parent child relationship, bullying, bully, mother daughter relationship, school, family relations, best friends, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Moesha (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Moesha was an American sitcom series that aired on the UPN network from January 23, 1996 to May 14, 2001. The series stars R&B singer Brandy Norwood as Moesha Mitchell, a high school student living with her family in the Leimert Park ...
Style: sitcom, realistic, semi serious, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, teens
Plot: family relations, lifestyle, teenage life, family life, eccentric family, verbal byplay, parents and children, friends, best friends, youth, family, blended family ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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70%
The Jamie Foxx Show (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The Jamie Foxx Show is an American television sitcom that aired on the WB Network from August 28, 1996 to January 14, 2001. The series stars Jamie Foxx, Garcelle Beauvais, Christopher B. Duncan, Ellia English, and Garrett Morris.
Style: sitcom, humorous, not serious, realistic
Plot: hotel, family business, performer's life, artists and showbiz, love and romance, ambition, desire for fame, workplace romance, wooing, workplace situations, workplace, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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Idiotsitter (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: When wild child Gene is put under house arrest in her family's mansion, her parents hire buttoned-up nanny Billie to look after her. Trapped in each other’s company, the two strike up an unlikely friendship and cause all sorts of trouble. ...
Style: not serious, realistic, sitcom, melancholic, feel good ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: house arrest, nothing goes right, estate, disorder, silly humor, strong female presence, hung over, drugs/alcohol, nanny, rich
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
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Partners (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Allen Braddock and Marcus Jackson are two attorneys with very different views on the law. After getting fired from his father's prestigious firm for employing questionable tactics, Allen is forced to team up with Marcus, a self-made man always ...
Style: humorous, sitcom, feel good, captivating, light ...
Plot: friends, lawyer, partners, buddies, family relations, legal, love and romance, society, odd couple, silly humor, buddy cop
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa
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Alice (1976)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Alice is an American sitcom television series that ran from August 31, 1976 to March 19, 1985 on CBS. The series is based on the 1974 film Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore. The show stars Linda Lavin in the title role, a widow who moves with her ...
Style: sitcom, witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: workplace, diner, single mother, single parent, hopes, best friends, starting over, parents and children, workplace situations, friendship, strong female presence, friends ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: arizona, usa, phoenix arizona
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Pauly (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Pauly, a.k.a. The Pauly Shore Show, was a comedy television series on FOX in 1997, starring Pauly Shore. It was cancelled after five episodes, leaving two episodes unaired.
Style: sitcom, humorous, not serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: uninvited guest, family life, couple relations, parents and children, lifestyle, family relations, disorder, couples, parent getting married, life turned upside down, thirtysomething life, silly humor ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
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Off Centre (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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Story: Off Centre is an American sitcom that aired on The WB network from October 14, 2001 to October 31, 2002. Created by Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz, and Danny Zuker, the series was heavily promoted as "from the guys who brought you American Pie".
Style: sitcom, humorous, not serious, realistic, sexy
Plot: lifestyle, youth, adolescence vs adulthood, womanizer, buddies, male friendship, friendship between men, hip hop culture, twentysomething life, friends, indoor, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Three's Company (1976)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Three's Company is an American sitcom that aired from March 15, 1977, to September 18, 1984, on ABC. It is based on the British sitcom, Man About the House. The story revolves around three single roommates: Janet Wood, Chrissy Snow and Jack ...
Style: sitcom, not serious, realistic, feel good, sentimental ...
Plot: friendship, comedy of errors, farce, secretary, chef, roommate, singleness, indoor, friends, platonic, pretense, sexual tension ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, santa monica california, southern california, los angeles
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67%
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The Exes (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: A sitcom about three divorced men sharing an apartment across the hall from their female divorce attorney, who is also their landlord.
Style: sitcom, humorous, realistic, not serious, feel good
Plot: looking for love, looking for sex, couples, buddies, landlord tenant relationship, hopes, starting over, singleness, disorder, roommate, blacks and whites, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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66%
The Odd Couple (1970)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The Odd Couple is a television situation comedy broadcast from September 24, 1970 to March 7, 1975 on ABC. It stars Tony Randall as Felix Unger and Jack Klugman as Oscar Madison, and was the first of several developed by Garry Marshall for Paramount ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, feel good, witty, not serious ...
Plot: odd couple, screwball, separated, slacker, partners, buddies, workplace, unlikely partners, lifestyle, love and romance, friends, freak ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Two of a Kind (1998)
Genre: Comedy
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: sitcom, touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: family relations, family, twin sister, twins, single parent, single father, disorder, siblings relations, mischievous children, friends, nanny, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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Are We There Yet? (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Are We There Yet? opens where the popular film of the same name left off, with Nick and Suzanne newly married. After six months, their family is beginning to show growing pains, from the complexities of life as newlyweds to weathering the storm of ...
Style: sitcom, feel good, humorous, realistic, not serious
Plot: parents and children, family relations, couple relations, family life, ex athlete, newlyweds, blended family, black family, couples, youth, family, based on movie
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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64%
Working Stiffs (1979)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Working Stiffs is a short-lived 1979 American television series which starred James Belushi and Michael Keaton as brothers Ernie and Mike O'Rourke. The pair were janitors who aspired to work their way up in the field of business. The brothers ...
Style: sitcom, witty, offbeat, humorous, realistic
Plot: janitor, workplace situations, workplace, partners, buddies, silly humor, farce, office, siblings relations, disorder, friends, fashion ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Raising Dad (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Raising Dad is an American television series that aired on the WB from September 2001 until May 2002. The series starred Bob Saget, Kat Dennings, Brie Larson, Riley Smith, Beau Wirick, and Jerry Adler, and was produced by Albion Productions in ...
Style: sitcom, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: family outing
Plot: family, parents and children, youth, siblings relations, teenage life, family life, living with parents, indoor, high school life, coming of age, single parent, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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63%
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All of Us (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: All of Us is an American sitcom that premiered on the now-defunct UPN network in the United States on September 16, 2003, where it aired for its first three seasons. On October 1, 2006, the show moved to The CW, a new network formed by the merger of ...
Style: sitcom, touching, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: family relations, divorce, reporter, family life, parents and children, couple relations, buddies, friends, couples, family
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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The Steve Harvey Show (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The Steve Harvey Show is an American sitcom that aired for six seasons from August 25, 1996 to February 17, 2002 on The WB Television Network. It was created by Winifred Hervey and directed by Stan Lathan.
Style: sitcom, talky, not serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: high school, friends, boss, shallowness, r&b, teachers and students, self discovery, fish out of water, teenage love, teenage life, interracial relations, high school life ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
House Party: Tonight's the Night (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A pair of high school rappers have two major goals - make music and get hot girls. The best way to get both is to throw the biggest and best house party ever! The night of the party, one of the boys is grounded by his parents, so it's up to his ...
Style: not serious, humorous, feel good, light, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: nothing goes right, friends, buddies, youth, disorder, teenage life, hip hop, profanity, sexual content, silly humor, drugs/alcohol, girl
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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62%
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Glory Daze (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
TV show
Story: Glory Daze is an American comedy-drama television series. The one-hour series revolves around a group of college freshmen who pledge a fraternity in 1986. The series aired from November 16, 2010, to January 18, 2011 on TBS. On February 24, 2011, ...
Style: realistic, not serious, humorous, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college, young adult, student life, buddies, friends, young people, college life, teenage life, social relations, youth, father son relationship, party ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: wisconsin, usa, indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Dorm Life (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
TV show
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, feel good, light
Audience: teens
Plot: college, friends, slacker, college life, campus, disorder, social relations, student life, buddies, youth, dormitory, prank ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
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Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Follows the counselors and campers on their first day at Camp Firewood in the summer of 1981.
Style: feel good, humorous, sentimental, not serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, camp, rivalry, camp counselor, parody, friends, youth, summer camp, friendship, buddies, silly humor, counselor ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981
Place: usa, maine
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Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 21 min.
TV show
Story: Zach hires a camera crew to film him throughout his daily life as a part of his quest to become an over-night celebrity - even though he possesses no real talent. From Zach's attempts to become a celebrity chef or a ring-tone recording artist ...
Style: sitcom, not serious, humorous, feel good, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: fame, desire for fame, teenage life, everyday life, immature, self involved, american dream, youth, shallowness, fast talker, ambition, videotaping ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston
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61%
Raised by Wolves (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Set on a Wolverhampton council estate, Raised By Wolves is modern day reimagining of the childhood of Caitlin Moran and her brothers and sisters. Single-mum Della lives in a three bedroom council house with Germaine, Aretha, Yoko, Mariah, Wyatt and ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, sitcom
Audience: teens
Plot: family relations, eccentric family, family life, youth, teenage life, single parent, single mother, estate, strong female presence, profanity, siblings relations, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england
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