Movies and TV shows like Hacks

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Hacks (2021)
 8.2
 12K
Hacks (2021)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Explore a dark mentorship that forms between Deborah Vance, a legendary Las Vegas comedian, and an entitled, outcast 25-year-old.
Style: sincere, humorous, captivating
Plot: comedian, mentor, mentor protege relationship, female protagonist, female comedian, stand up comedian, outcast, coworker, social outcast, society, glory, social misfits, price of fame, co worker co worker relationship, desire for fame, social relations
Place: las vegas

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, captivating, sincere and realistic films and TV series with plots about friendship, society, social relations, youth, workplace, friends and coworker mostly in Comedy, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Hacks: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (2017), Nina (2015), Late Night (2019), Flack (2019), Party Down (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 57 min.
TV show
Story: It’s 1958 Manhattan and Miriam “Midge” Maisel has everything she’s ever wanted - the perfect husband, kids, and Upper West Side apartment. But when her life suddenly takes a turn and Midge must start over, she discovers a previously unknown ...
Style: witty, feel good, captivating, atmospheric, uplifting ...
Plot: comedian, female protagonist, jewish family, divorce, career, husband wife relationship, judaism, stand up comedian, breakup, female comedian, lifestyle change, coping ...
Time: 1950s, 50s
Place: manhattan new york city, manhattan, new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.0
 89
Nina (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
Story: At the age of 39, Nina finds herself a trainee nurse under the orders of Léo, a 15-year-younger "girl" with a difficult temperament, and Dr. Proust, who likes to scare her ... Not easy ! Especially for all, Nina is the wife of the boss, ...
Style: medical drama, captivating, disturbing, sincere
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57%
 6.5
 34K
Late Night (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A legendary late-night talk show host's world is turned upside down when she hires her only female staff writer. Originally intended to smooth over diversity concerns, her decision has unexpectedly hilarious consequences as the two women ...
Style: humorous, sincere, entertaining, feel good, captivating
Plot: cheating wife, workplace romance, ratings, adultery, talk show, female friendship, friendship between women, talk show host, infidelity, co worker co worker relationship, female protagonist, husband wife relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.2
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Flack (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Robyn, the sharp and witty publicity maven, is an expert at her craft but a complete self-saboteur when it comes to her personal life. Robyn’s work as a crisis PR strategist is fast-paced and unpredictable, as she counsels high-profile ...
Style: captivating, sincere, disturbing, psychological, humorous
Plot: sex scandal, female boss, female protagonist, rivalry, artists and showbiz, ambition, moral dilemma, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, society, friendship, disorder, adaptation ...
Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 8.2
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Party Down (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Party Down is an American comedy television series that follows a Los Angeles, California, catering team for the titular company. The sextet of aspiring Hollywood actors and writers, as well as drifting lost souls, work small-time catering gigs ...
Style: sitcom, witty, humorous, not serious, cynical ...
Plot: actor, comedian, party, ambition, desire for fame, workplace, friendship, workplace situations, partners, coworker, team, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.5
 7K
Crashing (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: A standup comic discovers that his wife is unfaithful, leading him to reevaluate his life amidst the New York City comedy scene.
Style: light, not serious, funny, humorous, semi autobiographical
Plot: stand-up comedian, stand up comedian, starting over, new life, adultery, friends, absurd humor, performance, joke, comedian
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.8
 13K
Better Things (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Sam Fox is a single, working actor with no filter trying to raise her three daughters – Max, Frankie and Duke – in Los Angeles. She is mom, dad, referee and the cops.
Style: light, sincere, humorous, touching, uplifting ...
Plot: single mother, parent child relationship, female protagonist, single parent, mother daughter relationship, family relations, family values, family life, motherhood, mischievous children, parents and children, movie actress ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
We Are the Wave (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: A mysterious classmate leads four idealistic teens in a revolt against a rising tide of nationalistic fervor, but their movement takes a dark turn.
Style: psychological, captivating
Plot: propaganda, teenager, society, social problems, rebelliousness, teenage life, white trash, social outcast, showdown, rebel, outcast, social misfits ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 7.2
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Bonding (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
TV show
Story: A New York City grad student moonlighting as a dominatrix enlists her gay BFF from high school to be her assistant.
Style: sex comedy, feel good, entertaining, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: dominatrix, pervert, gay best friend, relationship problems, female protagonist, bdsm, love affair, friendship, gay, love, love and romance, friends ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 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 ⇓
39%
 7.5
 42
KMM (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Style: disturbing, captivating, sincere, humorous
Plot: private investigator, investigation, investigator, crime solving, private detective, detective agency, amateur detective, coworker, employer employee relationship, crime investigation, forensics, cold case ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Less Than Kind (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Less Than Kind is a Canadian television comedy-drama series that stars Jesse Camacho as Sheldon Blecher, a teenager growing up in a loving but dysfunctional Jewish family in Winnipeg. The show's cast also includes Maury Chaykin and Wendel ...
Style: humorous, sitcom, captivating, feel good, light ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, coming of age, family life, teenage life, family business, parents and children, jewish family, misfit, society, disorder, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 8.3
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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 ⇓
38%
Dear White People (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: At a predominantly white Ivy League college, a diverse group of students navigate various forms of racial and other types of discrimination.
Style: sincere, captivating, humorous, disturbing, psychological
Audience: teens
Plot: college, social justice, racism, racial issues, young adult, racial tension, youth, life philosophy, love and romance, friendship, friends, society ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Gentlemen of Wolgyesu Tailor Shop (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: South Korea
TV show
Story: Depicts the trials and tribulations of four men who work at Laurel Tree Tailor Shop.
Style: sincere, humorous, disturbing, captivating
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Social Distance (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
TV show
Story: Shot in isolation, this tragicomic anthology series features both dark and funny takes on how people strive to stay connected while staying apart.
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Plot: social problems, social isolation, isolation, society, social relations, connection, satire, social satire, social issues, long distance relationship, human
Time: 2020s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.9
 347
True Law (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: True Law is a Polish legal drama television series directed by Maciej Migas and featuring Agnieszka Dygant as the title character, Agata Przybysz. It premiered on TVN on 4 March 2012. The plot is set in Warsaw.
Style: captivating, humorous, entertaining
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Defenders (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Defenders is a drama about two colorful Las Vegas defense attorneys who go all-in when it comes to representing their clients. Nick and Pete are the local go-to guys with an eclectic client list who are still looking to hit their own jackpot.
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, suspense, exciting ...
Plot: lawyer, jury, workplace, courtroom, courtroom drama, hopes, lawyers and clients, law firm, coworker, society, partners, judge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.0
 2K
B Positive (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Faced with finding a kidney donor, newly divorced dad Drew is at the end of his rope when he runs into Gina, a rough-around-the edges woman from his past who volunteers her own. Together they form an unlikely bond and begin a journey that will ...
Style: sincere, humorous, captivating
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Copy (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
TV show
Story: Mesh Kilbourne is a tenacious, ambitious student journalist whose quest for the truth outweighs social niceties, friendships, and protocol. When he stumbles on a possible cheating scandal involving his editor in chief, he begins sniffing out the ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, captivating
Plot: intrigue, college, journalism, social relations, dishonesty, youth, college life, media, scandal, christian, newspaper, religious ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
I'm Dying Up Here (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Set in LA’s celebrated, infamous stand-up comedy scene of the 1970s, this series delves into the inspired and damaged psyches that inhabit the hilarious, but complex business of making an audience laugh.
Style: humorous, tragicomedy, sitcom, funny
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Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.8
 4K
Loudermilk (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Sam Loudermilk is a recovering alcoholic and substance abuse counselor with an extremely bad attitude about, well, everything. He is unapologetically uncensored, and manages to piss off everyone in his life. Although he has his drinking under ...
Style: sincere, light, feel good, humorous
Plot: recovering alcoholic, recovery, dysfunctional relationship, abstinence, counselor, support group, alcohol abuse, coworker relationship, lifestyle, social relations, family problems
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.8
 481
Starved (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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: humorous, sitcom, light, entertaining, captivating ...
Plot: eating disorder, support group, friendship, lifestyle, misfit, dishonesty, society, stock broker, dark humor, mental illness, obsession, physical appearance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Movie in collections
 7.1
 5K
LA to Vegas (2018)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: An ensemble workplace comedy about a group of underdogs trying to find their place in the world, set on the Friday night flight from LAX to Vegas and the returning flight on Sunday, who all share the same goal: to come back a winner in the casino of ...
Style: feel good, light, sincere, captivating, humorous ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: stewardess, airline, flight attendant, airplane, love, rivalry, hopes, adventure, friendship, workplace situations, adaptation, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.6
 3K
Bonus Family (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: A new couple, their exes and their children navigate the emotional challenges and tricky logistics of blended family life in this Swedish dramedy.
Style: sincere, entertaining, captivating, humorous
Audience: teens, boys' night, chick flick
Plot: male female relationship, family relations, love and romance, love, family, friendship, parents and children, adventure, life philosophy, society, youth, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary
Place: eastern europe, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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 ⇓
33%
 7.3
 1K
My Shy Boss (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 70 min.
TV show
Story: The isolated life of an extreme introvert is thrown out of order when his company hires a new employee: a cheery extrovert who's not all she seems.
Style: humorous, captivating, entertaining, sincere
Plot: introvert, boss, shyness, romance, workplace, shy man, co worker co worker relationship, employer employee relationship, coworker, male female relationship, workplace situations, secret identity ...
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Important Things with Demetri Martin (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
TV show
Story: Important Things with Demetri Martin is a sketch-variety show that aired on Comedy Central starring comedian Demetri Martin. Each episode examined a single theme, the "important thing", such as timing, power, control and money. All ...
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, not serious, clever ...
Plot: comedian, musician, singer, artists and showbiz, society, actor, talented, social relations, counterculture, social satire, monologue, pop culture ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Jerry Before Seinfeld (2017)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 62 min.
Story: Jerry Seinfeld returns to the club that gave him his start in the 1970s, mixing iconic jokes with stories from his childhood and early days in comedy.
Style: sincere, light, entertaining, captivating, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: stand up comedian, comedian, childhood home, career, youth, rivalry, friendship, club, storytelling, society, stand up, stand up special ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Freaks and Geeks (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: High school mathlete Lindsay Weir rebels and begins hanging out with a crowd of burnouts (the "freaks"), while her brother Sam Weir navigates a different part of the social universe with his nerdy friends (the "geeks").
Style: humorous, semi serious, retro, captivating, light ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: weed, nerd, teenage life, high school, friendship, social misfits, social relations, teacher, slacker, cheerleader, suburbs, teacher student relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981, year 1980
Place: detroit, usa, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%