Movies and TV shows like Arrested Development

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Arrested Development (2003)
 8.8
 260K
Arrested Development (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: The story of a wealthy family that lost everything, and the one son who had no choice but to keep them all together.
Style: witty, surreal, not serious, humorous, clever, realistic, cynical, offbeat, sitcom
Plot: dysfunctional family, siblings relations, bankruptcy, parents and children, parenthood, uptight character, responsibility, lifestyle change, workplace problem, nothing goes right, family relations, lawyer, father son relationship, identity crisis, prison, sexual humor, disorder, arrest, workplace, jewish, accident, deception, doctor, young kid, sexual identity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: usa

Most similar movies to Arrested Development

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, not serious, realistic and sitcom films and TV series with plots about family relations, parents and children, family life, disorder, eccentric family, couples and siblings relations mostly in Comedy, Romance and Family genres. Some movies like Arrested Development: The Office (2005), Modern Family (2009), Community (2009), Everybody Loves Raymond (1996), Frasier (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.8
 311K
The Office (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: The everyday lives of office employees in the Scranton, Pennsylvania branch of the fictional Dunder Mifflin Paper Company.
Style: not serious, sitcom, realistic, talky, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: office, job, obnoxious boss, workplace situations, salesman, promotion, love and romance, team, career, social awkwardness, intern, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 8.4
 317K
Modern Family (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: The Pritchett-Dunphy-Tucker clan is a wonderfully large and blended family. They give us an honest and often hilarious look into the sometimes warm, sometimes twisted, embrace of the modern family.
Style: humorous, sitcom, realistic, cynical, not serious
Plot: family life, parents and children, everyday life, generation gap, marriage, couple relations, sister sister relationship, adoption, parenthood, step parent, blended family, adolescence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, southern california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.5
 177K
Community (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Follow the lives of a group of students at what is possibly the world’s worst community college in the fictional locale of Greendale, Colorado.
Style: sitcom, witty, not serious, talky, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: student life, college life, friends, odd, social relations, lifestyle change, hardcase students, friendship, college, uptight character, mishap, geek ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Everybody Loves Raymond (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Everybody Loves Raymond is an American television sitcom starring Ray Romano, Patricia Heaton, Brad Garrett, Doris Roberts, and Peter Boyle. It originally ran on CBS from September 13, 1996, to May 16, 2005. Many of the situations from the show are ...
Style: sitcom, not serious, feel good, humorous, realistic
Plot: overbearing parent, parents and children, family life, family values, family tradition, in-laws, eccentric family, siblings relations, couple relations, marital problem, brother brother relationship, housewife ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 90s, contemporary, 2000s ...
Place: new york, usa, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Four egocentric friends who run a neighborhood Irish pub in Philadelphia try to find their way through the adult world of work and relationships. Unfortunately, their warped views and precarious judgments often lead them to trouble, creating a ...
Style: humorous, sitcom, witty, situational comedy, bad taste humour ...
Plot: bar, slacker, buddies, nothing goes right, misfit, alcohol, stupidity, family relations, drunkenness, family problems, dysfunctional family, irish ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 8.0
 68K
Frasier (1993)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: After many years spent at the “Cheers” bar, Frasier moves back home to Seattle to work as a radio psychiatrist after his policeman father gets shot in the hip on duty.
Style: sitcom, not serious, witty, talky, humorous ...
Plot: radio, psychiatrist, living with parents, dog, father son relationship, psychiatry, radio show, doctor, verbal byplay, sibling relationship, looking for love, family life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s, 1990s, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa, washington state, manchester england, seattle washington ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 24K
Better Off Ted (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Better Off Ted is an American satirical situation comedy series, created by Victor Fresco, who also served as the show's Executive Producer. The series ran on the ABC network from March 18, 2009 to January 26, 2010. Better Off Ted focuses on ...
Style: witty, humorous, not serious, sitcom, offbeat ...
Plot: workplace, boss, research, office, workplace situations, corporate world, experiment, coworker, success, team, ethics, technology gone awry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 42K
The Middle (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: The daily mishaps of a married woman and her semi-dysfunctional family and their attempts to survive life in general in the city of Orson, Indiana.
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: siblings relations, everyday life, parents and children, family values, family life, family relations, teenage boy, marriage, parenthood, adolescence, couple relations, childhood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Grounded for Life (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Right out of high school, Sean Finnerty got his girlfriend Claudia pregnant. Now she’s his wife, and at just 32, he’s somehow found himself with 14-year-old daughter Lily, two little boys, and a constant struggle between his need to be ...
Style: sitcom, feel good, humorous, witty, realistic ...
Plot: family, overbearing parent, family values, everyday life, parents and children, eccentric family, nothing goes right, teenage life, siblings relations, youth, society, christianity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.9
 5K
The Millers (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: A divorced reporter, looking forward to the single life, finds his parents' marital problems derail his plans.
Style: sitcom, humorous, not serious, realistic
Plot: living with parents, eccentric family, family relations, nothing goes right, parents and children, dysfunctional family, disorder, family problems, divorce, nagging and grouching, divorced parents, overbearing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 1.7
 2K
Fred (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Story: Fred, a boy with a freakishly high voice, goes on many crazy adventures.
Style: humorous, offbeat, realistic, not serious
Audience: teens
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, family problems, disorder, swimming, youth, parents and children, nothing goes right, neglect, screaming, animal, kindergarten ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Married with Children (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Married... with Children is an American sitcom that aired for 11 seasons. It featured a dysfunctional family living in a fictional Chicago, Illinois, suburb. The show, notable for being the first prime-time television series to air on Fox, ran from ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, light, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dysfunctional family, family life, family problems, struggle, parents and children, misfit, working class, promiscuous daughter, marriage, dog, neighbor, stupidity ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.5
 8K
My Family (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: My Family is a British sitcom created and initially co-written by Fred Barron, which was produced by DLT Entertainment and Rude Boy Productions, and broadcast by BBC One for eleven series between 2000 and 2011, with Christmas specials broadcast from ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, witty, cynical
Plot: dentist, dysfunctional family, eccentric family, disorder, christmas, workplace, family problems, living with parents, family relations, parents and children, husband wife relationship, mother daughter relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.3
 600
Family Tools (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Family Tools is an American sitcom that ran on ABC from May 1 to July 10, 2013, and aired on Wednesdays at 8:30 pm ET. The series, created by Bobby Bowman, is produced by Mark Gordon, ABC Studios and ITV Studios America. It is based on the British ...
Style: sitcom, realistic, humorous, not serious
Plot: family business, family life, hardware store, working class, workplace situations, unsupportive coworkers, failed attempt, family relations, workplace, disorder, parents and children, nothing goes right ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.9
 9K
Lucky Louie (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Lucky Louie is an American television sitcom created by Louis C.K., which aired on HBO for one season in 2006. In addition to being the creator, writer and executive producer of the series, C.K. starred as the eponymous Louie, a part-time mechanic. ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, witty, not serious, gloomy ...
Plot: financial problem, nothing goes right, parenthood, family life, family problems, parents and children, couple relations, frustration, ordinary person, down on your luck, working class, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Meet the Browns (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns is an American sitcom created and produced by playwright, director, and producer Tyler Perry. The show revolves around a senior family living under one roof in Decatur, Georgia led by patriarch Mr. Brown and his ...
Style: sitcom, sentimental, not serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: aging, family life, family gatherings, parents and children, family relations, social relations, elderly, couples, eccentric family, siblings relations, cliche, golden years ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Working the Engels (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 30 min.
Story: A family are forced to band together to keep their heads above water when their father and breadwinner passes away, leaving them all in a mountain of debt.
Style: realistic, not serious, humorous, sitcom
Plot: law firm, family business, legal, siblings relations, eccentric family, death in the family, parents and children, workplace, family relations, workplace situations, family life, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 8.2
 29K
Parenthood (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: realistic, humorous, touching, semi serious
Plot: family life, family drama, single parent, family relations, adolescence, couple relations, marital problem, responsibility, siblings relations, parents and children, parenthood, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Out of Practice (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Out of Practice is an American situation comedy that was produced by Paramount Network Television and originally broadcast on sister company CBS from September 19, 2005 to March 29, 2006. With producers Joe Keenan and Christopher Lloyd at the helm, ...
Style: sitcom, realistic, not serious, humorous, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, eccentric family, parents and children, family, therapy, siblings relations, doctors and patients, couple relations, power relations, doctor, family disapproval, spouse leaving ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.9
 6K
Yes, Dear (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: A comedy about two young couples and their outrageously contrasting views on parenting. Greg and Kim Warner struggle on a daily basis to become perfect at the job. Kim is a neurotic, stay-at-home mother, and although her husband, Greg, is a success ...
Style: sitcom, realistic, humorous, not serious
Plot: family life, parents and children, housewife, couples, siblings relations, irresponsible, husband wife relationship, parenting, family relations, in-laws, couple relations, family
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 8.0
 34K
Raising Hope (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: James "Jimmy" Chance is a clueless 24-year-old who impregnates a serial killer during a one-night-stand. Earning custody of his daughter after the mother is sentenced to death, Jimmy relies on his oddball but well-intentioned family for ...
Style: humorous, sitcom, not serious, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: babies and infants, parenthood, family life, living with parents, responsibility, eccentric family, immature, twentysomething life, lifestyle, lifestyle change, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.7
 4K
1600 Penn (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: 1600 Penn is an American single camera television comedy series about a dysfunctional family living in the White House. The series stars Jenna Elfman, Bill Pullman and Josh Gad. Gad, along with Jason Winer and Jon Lovett jointly created the central ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, talky, not serious, realistic
Plot: dysfunctional family, politics, white house, family relations, family problems, parents and children, teenage life, head of state, couple relations, state affairs, stepmother stepson relationship, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.6
 5K
Ben and Kate (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Ben and Kate are a pair of odd-couple siblings - one, a responsible single mom; the other, an exuberant dreamer - who reunite to help raise Kate's daughter.
Style: realistic, sentimental, not serious, humorous, sitcom
Plot: nanny, family relations, single mother, siblings relations, lifestyle, single parent, sibling relationship, interracial friendship, mother daughter relationship, uncle niece relationship, youth, goodhearted ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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The Sarah Silverman Program. (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: The Sarah Silverman Program is an American television series, which ran from February 1, 2007 to April 15, 2010 on Comedy Central starring comedian and actress Sarah Silverman, who created the series with Dan Harmon and Rob Schrab. The Sarah ...
Style: sitcom, witty, humorous, cynical, not serious ...
Plot: antisocial behavior, friends, irresponsible, family relations, self involved, misfit, homosexual, disorder, goofy hero, music, gays and lesbians, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
A Moody Christmas (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Australia
Story: Focused on the lovable, yet seasonally dysfunctional Moody family, A Moody Christmas is set against the backdrop of the one occasion that can bring out the best (and the worst) in people … Christmas Day.
Style: not serious, sitcom, sentimental, realistic, humorous
Plot: dysfunctional family, christmas, siblings relations, family gatherings, dysfunctional character, family reunited, meaningful kiss, family relations, nothing goes right, couple relations, disorder, family tradition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.2
 29K
Suburgatory (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Single father George Altman is doing his best to raise his sixteen-year-old daughter Tessa in the big city. When he discovers a box of condoms in her bedroom, though, he decides the time has come to move her to a more wholesome and nurturing ...
Style: not serious, realistic, sitcom, light, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: suburban life, teenage life, family relations, social relations, fish out of water, everyday life, youth, parents and children, single parent, high school life, misfit, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 8.5
 50K
Black Books (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Black Books centres around the foul tempered and wildly eccentric bookshop owner Bernard Black. Bernard’s devotion to the twin pleasures of drunkenness and wilful antagonism deepens and enriches both his life and that of Manny, his assistant. ...
Style: sitcom, surreal, humorous, witty, offbeat ...
Plot: best friends, workplace problem, workplace situations, uptight character, salesman, workplace, store, odd couple, friendship, irish, disorder, nihilism ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
My Wife and Kids (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: My Wife and Kids is an American television family sitcom that ran on ABC from March 28, 2001 until May 17, 2005. Produced by Touchstone Television, it starred Damon Wayans and Tisha Campbell-Martin, and centers on the character of Michael Kyle, a ...
Style: not serious, humorous, witty, sitcom, feel good ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: black family, dysfunctional family, parents and children, couple relations, family problems, eccentric family, siblings relations, family gatherings, working class, family life, family relations, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: connecticut, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The War at Home (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The War at Home is an American sitcom created by Rob Lotterstein that ran from September 11, 2005 to April 22, 2007 on Fox. It follows the antics of a largely dysfunctional Long Island family. The show lasted for two full seasons but was not renewed ...
Style: sitcom, witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: family, parents and children, eccentric family, teenage life, family values, youth, couple relations, siblings relations, adolescence vs adulthood, family relations, rebellious daughter, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, long island, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.5
 9K
Up All Night (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: An irreverent look at parenthood through the point of view of an acerbic working mother, along with her stay-at-home husband and opinionated parents.
Style: sitcom, realistic, not serious, humorous, feel good ...
Plot: parents and children, couples, relationship vs career, couple relations, family relations, coping, friends, child birth, parenthood, husband wife relationship, babies and infants, self involved ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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