Movies and TV shows like Arrested Development

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Arrested Development (2003)
 8.7
 280K
Arrested Development (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
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, humorous, surreal, not serious, clever, realistic, cynical, offbeat, sitcom
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, disorder, siblings relations, bankruptcy, adolescence, weirdo, rivals, immature, irresponsible, silly humor, teenage life, parents and children, parenthood, uptight character, lifestyle change, workplace problem, nothing goes right, single father, stupidity, sibling rivalry, family life, satire, family problems, family business ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, not serious and sitcom films and TV series with plots about family relations, parents and children, eccentric family, family life, disorder, siblings relations and silly humor mostly in Comedy, Sci-Fi and Family genres. Some movies like Arrested Development: Community (2009), The Office (2005), Better Off Ted (2009), Frasier (1993), Everybody Loves Raymond (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
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: sitcom, witty, humorous, realistic, situational comedy ...
Plot: bar, slacker, misfit, buddies, nothing goes right, family relations, alcohol, stupidity, bad taste humour, drunkenness, family problems, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
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100%
 8.5
 224K
Community (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
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: witty, not serious, odd, sitcom, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college life, friends, friendship, lifestyle change, student life, hardcase students, social relations, geek, college, uptight character, silly humor, crush ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa, colorado
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73%
 8.9
 430K
The Office (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: The everyday lives of office employees in the Scranton, Pennsylvania branch of the fictional Dunder Mifflin Paper Company.
Style: not serious, sitcom, talky, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: office, workplace, love affair, satire, employer employee relationship, job, salesman, obnoxious boss, workplace situations, promotion, love and romance, workplace problem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: pennsylvania, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 8.2
 25K
Better Off Ted (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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: humorous, witty, not serious, sitcom, offbeat ...
Plot: workplace, research, boss, office, workplace situations, corporate world, success, team, coworker, experiment, satire, ethics ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 8.1
 75K
Frasier (1993)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
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, humorous, witty, talky ...
Plot: radio, psychiatrist, living with parents, father son relationship, doctor, radio show, dog, verbal byplay, psychiatry, sibling relationship, love and romance, siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s, 1990s, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa, manchester england, washington state, seattle washington ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Everybody Loves Raymond (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
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, humorous, feel good, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: overbearing parent, parents and children, family life, family values, family tradition, marital problem, in-laws, eccentric family, siblings relations, couple relations, brother brother relationship, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, 20th century, contemporary, 2000s ...
Place: new york, usa, long island
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50%
 7.6
 46K
The Middle (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
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: feel good, not serious, realistic, humorous, offbeat ...
Plot: siblings relations, everyday life, family values, family life, family relations, parents and children, adolescence, family, couple relations, teenage boy, childhood, marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.0
 5K
The Millers (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
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, nothing goes right, family relations, family problems, parents and children, disorder, dysfunctional family, divorce, divorced parents, overbearing, silly humor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Movie in collections
 5.4
 610
Family Tools (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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, humorous, light, feel good, captivating ...
Plot: family business, family life, hardware store, nothing goes right, workplace, working class, workplace situations, disorder, parents and children, silly humor, society, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Working the Engels (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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: not serious, humorous, sitcom, captivating, realistic
Plot: family business, law firm, eccentric family, parents and children, workplace, legal, workplace situations, family life, life turned upside down, family problems, family relations, silly humor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Grounded for Life (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
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, witty, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: family, overbearing parent, family values, eccentric family, parents and children, everyday life, society, siblings relations, teenage life, youth, nothing goes right, christianity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, 2000s, 90s ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Sarah Silverman Program. (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
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: humorous, witty, not serious, cynical, sitcom ...
Plot: antisocial behavior, family relations, silly humor, irresponsible, friends, self involved, gays and lesbians, sexual joke, stand up comedian, comedian, satire, interracial relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Married with Children (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
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, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dysfunctional family, family life, family relations, family problems, struggle, parents and children, working class, misfit, promiscuous daughter, dog, neighbor, marriage ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 8.0
 35K
Raising Hope (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
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: not serious, sitcom, humorous, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: babies and infants, family life, living with parents, eccentric family, youth, disorder, responsibility, parents and children, parenthood, immature, lifestyle change, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.5
 9K
My Family (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
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, mad ...
Plot: dentist, family relations, dysfunctional family, eccentric family, disorder, christmas, family problems, living with parents, parents and children, workplace, husband wife relationship, mother daughter relationship ...
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.6
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Big Family (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Brazil
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: A Grande Família is a Brazilian television comedy, and is one of the most watched primetime shows. The show airs on the Globo Network, and tells the story of a typical lower middle-class family living in a suburb neighborhood of Rio de ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, not serious, realistic, absurd
Plot: family relations, family life, eccentric family, parents and children, couple relations, siblings relations, couples, silly humor, dysfunctional family, brazilian
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Cleaver Family Reunion (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Members of a dysfunctional family settle their differences after a series of misadventures during their summer reunion
Style: humorous, light, feel good, captivating, not serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, nothing goes right, family problems, parents and children, eccentric family, siblings relations, disorder, reunion, family relations, family gatherings, silly humor, dog ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.8
 4K
1600 Penn (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
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, light, feel good, captivating ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, politics, parents and children, white house, couple relations, head of state, family problems, silly humor, state affairs, family relations, husband wife relationship, usa president ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Movie in collections
 6.5
 155
Crumbs (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Crumbs is an American television sitcom starring Fred Savage and Jane Curtin that ran on ABC from January 12, 2006 to February 7, 2006. It also starred William Devane, Maggie Lawson and Eddie McClintock. The show's slogan is "The normal ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, realistic, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, family problems, parents and children, family business, restaurant, hometown, loss of son, mother son relationship, loss of sibling, gays and lesbians, mental illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Meet the Browns (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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: family relations, aging, family life, parents and children, family gatherings, elderly, eccentric family, social relations, couples, siblings relations, cliche, golden years ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
A Moody Christmas (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Australia
TV show
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: humorous, captivating, entertaining, feel good, light ...
Plot: christmas, eccentric family, family relations, family tradition, family problems, parents and children, family gatherings, family life, dysfunctional family, disorder, nothing goes right, homecoming ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Growing Up Fisher (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: It's not every family that's brought closer together by divorce, but then again, the Fishers are anything but typical.
Style: sitcom, humorous, captivating, light, feel good ...
Plot: family values, disability, family life, parents and children, siblings relations, eccentric family, self discovery, family relations, supportive parent, silly humor, divorce, blind character ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.6
 5K
Ben and Kate (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
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, not serious, humorous, sentimental, sitcom
Plot: family relations, nanny, single mother, lifestyle, single parent, siblings relations, sibling relationship, interracial friendship, mother daughter relationship, uncle niece relationship, youth, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Movie in collections
 4.5
 451
Saint George (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Saint George is an American television pilot that is in development for FX. The show was created by George Lopez, sitcom veteran Matt Williams and David McFadzean. It will be the comedian's first starring role in a sitcom since his ABC show, ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, not serious, realistic
Plot: culture clash, family relations, silly humor, family life, parents and children, social differences, society, father son relationship, ex husband ex wife relationship, mexican, cousin cousin relationship, mexican american ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.2
 31K
Suburgatory (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
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, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: suburban life, teenage life, suburbs, youth, everyday life, family relations, social relations, fish out of water, parents and children, lifestyle, misfit, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 8.2
 31K
Parenthood (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, responsibility, family relations, single parent, adolescence, marital problem, couple relations, parents and children, siblings relations, social relations, parenthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 8.5
 76K
Schitt's Creek (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Formerly filthy rich video store magnate Johnny Rose, his soap star wife Moira, and their two kids, über-hipster son David and socialite daughter Alexis, suddenly find themselves broke and forced to live in Schitt's Creek, a small depressing ...
Style: humorous, not serious, sitcom, ironic, situational comedy ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, family outing
Plot: family relations, small town, eccentric family, parents and children, life turned upside down, couple relations, brother sister relationship, class differences, motel, riches to rags, bankruptcy, silly humor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.1
 20K
Black-ish (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: A family man struggles to gain a sense of cultural identity while raising his kids in a predominantly white, upper-middle-class neighborhood.
Style: sitcom, humorous, not serious, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: family relations, parents and children, african american, family life, family, society, disorder, social differences, fish out of water, social relations, racial issues, teenage boy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
How to Live with Your Parents (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Polly is a single mom who has recently divorced. The transition hasn't been easy for her, especially in this economy. So, like a lot of young people living in this new reality, she and her daughter, Natalie, have moved back home with her ...
Style: sitcom, realistic, humorous, not serious
Plot: single mother, starting over, parents and children, family life, eccentric family, family relations, single parent, hopes, living with parents, family, silly humor, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.0
 7K
Yes, Dear (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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: parenting, family life, parents and children, housewife, couples, irresponsible, siblings relations, husband wife relationship, couple relations, in-laws, family relations, family
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%