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
Plot: dysfunctional family, siblings relations, bankruptcy, parents and children, parenthood, uptight character, lifestyle change, responsibility, workplace problem, nothing goes right, family relations, lawyer, father son relationship, identity crisis, prison, sexual humor, disorder, workplace, arrest, 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 witty films and TV series with plots about sitcom, family relations, parents and children, siblings relations, disorder, family life and couples mostly in Comedy, Family and Romance genres. Some movies like Arrested Development: Community (2009), The Office (2005), Modern Family (2009), Everybody Loves Raymond (1996), Frasier (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 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: witty, talky, humorous, stylized, situational comedy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: student life, sitcom, friends, college life, social relations, lifestyle change, odd, hardcase students, college, friendship, uptight character, mishap ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: colorado, usa, campus
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100%
 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, realistic, talky, humorous, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: office, sitcom, job, obnoxious boss, workplace situations, salesman, promotion, love and romance, team, career, goofy hero, social awkwardness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, realistic, cynical, not serious
Plot: family life, parents and children, gay relationship, generation gap, everyday life, marriage, couple relations, sister sister relationship, sitcom, adoption, family values, step parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, southern california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: not serious, humorous, feel good, realistic
Plot: overbearing parent, sitcom, parents and children, family life, family values, eccentric family, family tradition, in-laws, marital problem, siblings relations, couple relations, brother brother relationship ...
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, witty, situational comedy, bad taste humour, realistic ...
Plot: bar, slacker, sitcom, buddies, nothing goes right, misfit, alcohol, stupidity, family relations, drunkenness, family problems, dysfunctional family ...
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: not serious, witty, talky, humorous, feel good ...
Plot: radio, psychiatrist, living with parents, dog, sitcom, psychiatry, father son relationship, doctor, radio show, verbal byplay, sibling relationship, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 21st century, 2000s
Place: seattle, usa, washington state, manchester england, manchester ...
⇓ 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: feel good, humorous, not serious, realistic, offbeat
Plot: everyday life, siblings relations, parents and children, family life, family relations, teenage boy, adolescence, family values, marriage, parenthood, couple relations, childhood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: feel good, realistic, witty, humorous, not serious
Plot: sitcom, family, overbearing parent, christianity, disorder, eccentric family, family life, family values, couples, everyday life, working class, supportive parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 1.7
 2K
Fred (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Story: Fred, a boy with a freakishly high voice, goes on many crazy adventures.
Style: not serious, offbeat, humorous, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: family problems, disorder, swimming, dysfunctional family, parents and children, nothing goes right, family relations, youth, bully, neglect, rabies, youtube ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, kindergarten
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: humorous, light, feel good, not serious, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dysfunctional family, sitcom, struggle, family problems, family life, parents and children, working class, misfit, promiscuous daughter, stupidity, neighbor, marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s, 1990s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 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: not serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: family business, family life, sitcom, hardware store, workplace, working class, disorder, workplace situations, nothing goes right, parents and children, unsupportive coworkers, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: humorous, not serious, realistic
Plot: family business, law firm, parents and children, death in the family, family problems, family life, eccentric family, workplace, siblings relations, workplace situations, sitcom, legal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 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, semi serious, touching
Plot: family life, single parent, couple relations, family relations, adolescence, marital problem, social relations, responsibility, parenthood, parents and children, siblings relations, family drama ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 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: not serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: living with parents, sitcom, parents and children, overbearing, nagging and grouching, family relations, nothing goes right, dysfunctional family, disorder, family problems, eccentric family, divorce ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: realistic, not serious, humorous, captivating, light ...
Plot: family relations, parents and children, eccentric family, sitcom, family, couple relations, siblings relations, doctors and patients, therapy, power relations, doctor, family disapproval ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 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: humorous, realistic, not serious
Plot: sitcom, family life, parents and children, housewife, couples, siblings relations, irresponsible, husband wife relationship, parenting, family relations, in-laws, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 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, not serious, sentimental, humorous
Plot: nanny, family relations, single mother, single parent, lifestyle, siblings relations, sibling relationship, interracial friendship, mother daughter relationship, uncle niece relationship, youth, sitcom ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: cynical, humorous, witty, biting, not serious ...
Plot: sitcom, siblings relations, gays and lesbians, goofy hero, antisocial behavior, music, disorder, family relations, friends, self involved, irresponsible, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 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: talky, humorous, realistic, not serious
Plot: dysfunctional family, sitcom, politics, white house, couple relations, teenage life, state affairs, parents and children, head of state, family problems, family relations, usa president ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: sentimental, realistic, not serious, humorous
Plot: dysfunctional family, christmas, family gatherings, siblings relations, meaningful kiss, family relations, family reunited, dysfunctional character, couple relations, parents and children, nothing goes right, family tradition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 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, light, captivating, feel good ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: suburban life, teenage life, youth, everyday life, social relations, family relations, fish out of water, parents and children, lifestyle, misfit, high school life, single parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 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, sentimental, realistic, not serious, captivating ...
Plot: babies and infants, family life, sitcom, living with parents, parenthood, responsibility, eccentric family, immature, twentysomething life, lifestyle, lifestyle change, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 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: surreal, humorous, witty, offbeat, not serious ...
Plot: sitcom, workplace situations, workplace, salesman, workplace problem, uptight character, friendship, odd couple, store, best friends, owner, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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, feel good, sincere ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: black family, dysfunctional family, couple relations, parents and children, working class, family relations, family life, family problems, eccentric family, siblings relations, family gatherings, father daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: connecticut, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 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: realistic, humorous, not serious, feel good, light
Plot: parents and children, couples, relationship vs career, couple relations, sitcom, child birth, friends, family relations, coping, husband wife relationship, parenthood, babies and infants ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 8.2
 105K
30 Rock (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: 30 Rock is an American television comedy series that ran on NBC from October 11, 2006, to January 31, 2013, and was created by Tina Fey. The series, which is loosely based on Fey's experiences as head writer for Saturday Night Live, takes place ...
Style: witty, not serious, humorous, topical humor, cynical ...
Plot: sitcom, friendship, parody, writing, tv show, actor, showbiz, employer employee relationship, female protagonist, nothing goes right, boss and employee, workplace situations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.8
 16K
Just Shoot Me! (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Just Shoot Me! is an American television sitcom that aired for seven seasons on NBC from March 4, 1997, to August 16, 2003, with 148 episodes produced. The show was created by Steven Levitan, the show's executive producer.
Style: realistic, not serious, humorous, cynical, witty ...
Plot: sitcom, fashion, journalism, office, workplace, parents and children, secretary, roommate, lifestyle, journal, family relations, workplace situations ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 90s, 2000s ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Better With You (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Better with You is an American romantic sitcom TV show starring Joanna Garcia Swisher and Jennifer Finnigan. The series aired on Wednesdays at 8:30 pm Eastern/7:30 pm Central on ABC and ran from September 22, 2010 to May 11, 2011. The series was ...
Style: feel good, realistic, not serious, witty, humorous
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: pregnancy, lifestyle, couples, family life, family relations, sitcom, parents and children, love and romance, couple relations, romance, love affair, siblings relations
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: not serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, eccentric family, disorder, family problems, family relations, family gatherings, parents and children, nothing goes right, siblings relations, house, basketball, pot smoking ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: sentimental, realistic, not serious, humorous
Plot: sitcom, siblings relations, suburbs, family gatherings, golden years, suburban life, elderly, parents and children, eccentric family, aging, family relations, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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