Movies and TV shows like I Am Betty, the Ugly Girl

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I Am Betty, the Ugly Girl (1999)
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I Am Betty, the Ugly Girl (1999)
Original name: Yo soy Betty, la fea
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Colombia
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Yo soy Betty, la fea is a telenovela filmed in Colombia, written by Fernando Gaitán and produced from October 25, 1999 to May 8, 2001 by the Colombian network RCN. More than a dozen versions of the telenovela have been made in other countries. In the United States, both the comedy-drama hit Ugly Betty and Televisa program La Fea Más Bella are based on the Colombian soap opera. Betty, la Fea re-aired on Spanish-language U.S. network TeleFutura in January 2009. Eight years after the telenovela's original run, the highly anticipated return of the original version of Yo Soy Betty, La Fea delivered impressive ratings for the network, attracting over one million viewers, more than half a million of which were adults aged 18–49. In addition, the premiere episode doubled and in some cases nearly tripled its prior audience among all key demographics. Due to the success of re-runs aired in the United States, in June 2009, Yo soy Betty, la fea re-aired in México on Canal de las Estrellas. Betty, la Fea is arguably the most successful telenovela of all time and one of the most popular television shows in the world. It is the first telenovela to have been remade worldwide and has been regarded as bringing the telenovela to new levels of success.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, witty
Audience: girls' night
Plot: boss and employee, fashion, model, womanizer, workplace romance, love and romance, ambition, workplace intrigue, new job, workplace, obnoxious boss, workplace situations, secretary, misfit, physical appearance, rivalry, fish out of water, journal, homosexual, media, opposites attract, disorder, strong female presence, power relations, girl with glasses ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary
Place: colombia

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Most similar movies to I Am Betty, the Ugly Girl

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and feel good films and TV series with plots about workplace, love and romance, boss and employee, workplace situations, workplace romance, power relations and couples mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like I Am Betty, the Ugly Girl: Ugly Betty (2006), Not Born Beautiful (2005), The Prettiest Ugly Girl (2006), Betty en NY (2019), Pedro el escamoso (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Ugly Betty (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Smart but wholesome Betty embraces her unique appearance and independent attitude in the cutthroat world of New York fashion. With the help of her proud yet far-from-glamorous family from Queens, Betty will continue to have big dreams and deal with ...
Style: not serious, realistic, humorous, sitcom, offbeat ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: workplace, fashion, boss and employee, power relations, lifestyle, obnoxious boss, fish out of water, workplace intrigue, workplace situations, workplace romance, model, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Not Born Beautiful (2005)
Genre: Romance
Country: Russia
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Katya, a plain-looking girl, works as a secretary at the company Zimaletto, a manufacturer of uniforms and wedding dresses. No man has paid attention to her yet, but she doesn't allow her looks to keep her from dreaming about love and happiness.
Style: romantic, realistic, entertaining, semi serious
Plot: character change, love and romance, career, contests and competitions, friends, lifestyle change, fish out of water, physical appearance, love story, outcast, boss and employee, personality change ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Prettiest Ugly Girl (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: La Fea Más Bella is a Mexican telenovela produced by Televisa. It is the second Mexican version of the popular Colombian telenovela: Betty la fea. La Fea más Bella stars popular actress/singer/comedian Angélica Vale and actor/singer Jaime Camil, ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, feel good, exciting ...
Plot: opposites attract, physical appearance, workplace, fashion, workplace situations, dishonesty, obnoxious boss, rivalry, workplace romance, workplace intrigue, disorder, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.7
 477
Betty en NY (2019)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Betty is a young Latina in New York who, rejected in multiple jobs, accepts one below her qualifications in the fashion industry. Amid the glamor and business, the war between the pretty and the ugly, Betty grows and faces the biggest challenge of ...
Style: realistic, romantic, semi serious, entertaining
Plot: fashion industry, fish out of water, career, lifestyle change, fashion, physical appearance, personality change, workplace situations, workplace problem, new job, contests and competitions, city life ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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Pedro el escamoso (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Colombia
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Pedro el escamoso is a popular telenovela filmed in Colombia and produced by the Colombian network, Caracol TV. This novela is about a cheesy but charming macho man who lives in a small town in Colombia. He moves to the city to find his fortune and ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good
Plot: fish out of water, love triangle, workplace romance, changing lives, romance, eccentric family, boss and employee, workplace, workplace intrigue, womanizer, fall in love, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: colombia, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.7
 305K
The Proposal (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When she learns she's in danger of losing her visa status and being deported, overbearing book editor Margaret Tate forces her put-upon assistant, Andrew Paxton, to marry her.
Style: feel good, romantic, light, funny, witty ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night, teens
Plot: opposites attract, love and romance, unlikely couple, boss and employee, workplace romance, initially antagonists, happy ending, fake marriage, love story, marriage of convenience, relationships, employer employee relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: alaska, usa, new york, canada, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Pink Lemonade (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Ever have one of those nights where nothing seems to be going right? Ever have a job that made you ponder "this place would be fun if it didn't suck so much"? Welcome to food-service hell. Natalie, the waitress, is on the verge of a ...
Style: feel good, humorous, clever, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: workplace romance, love and romance, couples, workplace situations, romance, workplace, betrayal, obnoxious boss, cooking and food, boss and employee, heist, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
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The Impostor (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
TV show
Story: La Impostora, is a Spanish-language telenovela presumably to be produced by United States-based television network Telemundo Studios, Miami.
Style: emotional, realistic, sentimental, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: workplace intrigue, rivalry, hidden identity, boss and employee, romance, dishonesty, fall in love, family relations, uncover truth, family business, power relations, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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My Heart is Yours (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Mexico
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Fernando Lascurain is a wealthy businessman and recent widower, attempting to raise his seven unruly children. He seeks the assistance of a new nanny. He hires and falls in love with Ana Leal, a struggling exotic dancer who tries to hide her double ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, sentimental, semi serious ...
Plot: love triangle, social differences, life turned upside down, fall in love, parents and children, workplace situations, single parent, love and romance, disorder, youth, nanny, boss and employee ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.0
 75
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, realistic ...
Plot: ambition, money raising, boss and employee, workplace, power relations, buddies, computers and web, programmer, rise to the top, rivalry, society, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Lucky in Love (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When Mira's April Fool's Day tricks materialize, she finds herself promoted to the perfect job, dating the perfect man and living in the perfect home. Mira's newly upgraded life even involves working with her CEO and her good friend, ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, melancholic, exciting ...
Plot: love and romance, workplace, looking for love, strong female presence, boss and employee, switching roles, rise to the top, workplace romance, drinking alcohol, drinking, ambition, prank ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Porque el amor manda (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Porque el Amor Manda is a 2012 Mexican telenovela produced by Juan Osorio for Televisa. It is a remake of the Colombian telenovela El secretario, produced by Juan Andrés Flórez in 2011. Fernando Colunga and Blanca Soto star as the protagonists ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, sentimental, realistic, light ...
Plot: fish out of water, romance, love and romance, power relations, fall in love, unlikely couple, top executive, couples, workplace romance, unsupportive coworkers, disorder, workplace intrigue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
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Cuts (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Cuts is an American sitcom that aired on the UPN network from February 14, 2005, to May 11, 2006, and is a spin-off of another UPN series, One on One. The show was canceled along with many other shows when the UPN and WB networks merged to form The ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, funny, realistic
Plot: prodigy, workplace, ambition, family business, rivalry, lifestyle, couples, looking for love, workplace romance, boss and employee, uninhibited rivalry, workplace situations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: baltimore
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
William and Mary (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 48 min.
TV show
Story: William and Mary is an ITV romantic comedy drama set in London, England, starring Martin Clunes as William Shawcross, an undertaker, and Julie Graham as Mary Gilcrest, a midwife. Its title refers to its two principal characters and is a cultural ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: unlikely couple, battle of the sexes, opposites attract, fall in love, young lovers, workplace, youth, looking for love, workplace situations, romance, lifestyle, midwife ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Office Romance. Our time (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Russia
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Anatoli Yefremovich Novoseltsev works in a ratings company, whose director is an unattractive and bossy woman. An old friend of his, Yuri Grigorievich Samokhvalov, who gets appointed assistant director, wants to make Novoseltsev the manager but ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, touching, funny ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: workplace romance, boss and employee, fall in love, strong female lead, relationship vs career, single father, unlikely couple, love affair, female executive, office romance, female boss, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.9
 268
Manchild (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Stockbroker Terry, art expert Patrick, orthodontist James and decking supremo Gary have been friends since their schooldays. Now, having all reached the age of 50, they are intent on reliving the freedom of their youth, buying hip new clothes and ...
Style: semi serious, witty, humorous, realistic
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: midlife crisis, workplace romance, lifestyle, friendship, introspection, boss and employee, looking for love, family relations, best friends, buddies, workplace, reunion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 4.6
 625
Intern (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young, underappreciated intern at the ultra-hip magazine Skirt must learn to deal with kissy-face phoniness, model tantrums and bulimic editors, while trying to steal the heart of a dashing British art director from the grips of a supermodel.
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: fashion, fashion model, workplace, ambition, lifestyle, rise to the top, love triangle, looking for love, fall in love, romance, unlikely couple, opposites attract ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.0
 752
The Deep End (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Deep End is an American television series created by David Hemingson and produced by 20th Century Fox Television for the ABC television network. Starring Mehcad Brooks, Matt Long, Tina Majorino, Clancy Brown, and Billy Zane, the show follows ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, captivating, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: law firm, corporate world, lawsuit, lawyer, rivalry, lawyers and clients, workplace, lifestyle, power relations, legal, ambition, boss and employee ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Your Pretty Face Is Going to Hell (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 11 min.
TV show
Story: A live-action workplace comedy about Gary, an associate demon, as he attempts to capture souls on earth in order to climb the corporate ladder of the underworld. Gary hopes to advance in Hell, but he may be too stupid, lazy and kind-hearted to ...
Style: humorous, not serious, surreal, offbeat
Audience: teens
Plot: workplace, hell, demon, ambition, boss and employee, power relations, promotion, disorder, intern, workplace situations, rivalry, workplace intrigue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Far from Las Vegas (2001)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: Denmark
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Langt fra Las Vegas is a Danish sit-com, which was first aired on the Danish TV channel TV2 Zulu. It revolved around life at a newly started TV morning show, Jump Start, and focused on the life of the main character, Casper. Langt fra Las Vegas ...
Style: sitcom, semi serious, humorous, realistic, parody
Plot: journalism, tv show, media satire, workplace situations, partners, workplace, workplace romance, chief, male female relationship, masturbation, architect, self defense ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
As Time Goes By (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Two lovers are reunited after decades apart following a mutual misunderstanding.
Style: sitcom, sentimental, humorous, uplifting, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: elderly, secretary, psychiatrist, boss and employee, fall in love, love affair, power relations, old love, couples, love and romance, romance, unlikely couple ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 1950s, 21st century, 2000s ...
Place: england, europe, kenya, los angeles, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.6
 101
Money Time (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Israel
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, touching
Plot: love affair, love triangle, ambition, athlete and trainer, rivalry, tragic love, vengeance, infidelity, love and romance, betrayal, athlete's life, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Kevin from Work (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 21 min.
TV show
Story: A workplace comedy centered on Kevin, a young man who declares his unrequited love for his coworker Audrey in a letter, believing he’ll never see her again after he accepts a job overseas. But when the opportunity falls through and Kevin is forced ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, light ...
Plot: love and romance, co worker co worker relationship, workplace situations, workplace romance, workplace, office, office romance, unrequited love, friendship between men, workplace humor, coworker relationship, male friendship
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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The Cleaning Lady (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Brazil
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: A Diarista was a Brazilian sitcom directed by José Alvarenga Jr. and written by Aloísio de Abreu and Bruno Mazzeo. The series premiered on April 13, 2004 at 11:00 PM and was aired from 2004 to 2007 on Tuesday nights on Rede Globo.
Style: sitcom, humorous, captivating, light, entertaining ...
Plot: cleaning lady, everyday life, working class, boss and employee, friends, workplace, workplace situations, obnoxious boss, disorder, rivalry, best friends, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Twenty Twelve (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Twenty Twelve is a BBC television comedy series written and directed by John Morton. Starring Hugh Bonneville, Jessica Hynes and Amelia Bullmore, the programme is a spoof on-location documentary following the organisation of the 2012 Summer Olympics ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, semi serious, realistic, talky
Plot: satire, workplace situations, power relations, secretary, nothing goes right, boss and employee, disorder, team, olympics, british humour, loner, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Real Blonde (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An aspiring actor and his girlfriend handle life's frustrations, while his friend seeks fulfillment with a blonde.
Style: humorous, satirical, light, melancholic, clever ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: satire, sexual dysfunction, actor's life, showbiz, romance, artists and showbiz, workplace situations, lifestyle, workplace, fashion, unsuccessful, waiter ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, manhattan, new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Love in a Puff (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Jimmy is a mild mannered advertising executive in his twenties. While smoking in an alley packed with booming loudmouth co-workers and sharing explicit gossips and horror stories, he befriends a misfit cosmetics salesgirl Cherie who also likes to ...
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, lifestyle, love and romance, workplace, rules and policies, workplace romance, wooing, misfit, couples, makeup artist, advertising, social misfits ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 4.8
 11K
Labor Pains (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A young woman pretends to be pregnant in order to avoid being fired from her job. When that gets her a bunch of special treatment by everyone involved in her life, she tries to keep up the lie for nine months.
Style: humorous, romantic, funny, light, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: workplace romance, make believe, pretense, dishonesty, manipulations, love and romance, boss and employee, manipulation, faked pregnancy, office romance, job promotion, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.5
 12K
Outsourced (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Outsourced is an American television sitcom set in an Indian workplace. It is based on the John Jeffcoat film of the same name and adapted by Robert Borden of George Lopez and Universal Media Studios for NBC. The series originally ran from September ...
Style: realistic, sitcom, humorous, not serious, light ...
Plot: office, workplace, workplace problem, corporate world, workplace situations, society, love and romance, social differences, culture clash, boss and employee, staff, boss ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, mumbai india
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.5
 484
Life on Top (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Based on a novel by Clara Darling, about a college grad who heads to a big city looking for work and discovers her older sister, who's been living there for years, is a model.
Style: humorous, captivating, emotional, entertaining, feel good ...
Plot: friendship, city life, fashion, college graduate, couples, family relations, looking for love, lifestyle, sexual relations, model, love and romance, fashion model ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%