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Arrested Development (2003)
 8.7
 300K
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, sitcom, offbeat
Audience: teens
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, disorder, siblings relations, bankruptcy, adolescence, weirdo, rivals, silly humor, immature, irresponsible, parents and children, teenage life, lifestyle change, workplace problem, uptight character, nothing goes right, single father, sibling rivalry, stupidity, family life, family problems, family business, satire, eccentric family ...
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, sitcom and not serious films and TV series with plots about family relations, parents and children, eccentric family, family life, dysfunctional family, disorder and siblings relations mostly in Comedy, Family and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like Arrested Development: The Office (2005), Community (2009), Better Off Ted (2009), Frasier (1993), The Millers (2013). 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, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slacker, misfit, buddies, nothing goes right, family relations, stupidity, pub, drunkenness, bad taste humour, family problems, dysfunctional family, irish ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
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 9.0
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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: talky, not serious, realistic, sitcom, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: office, salesman, job, popularity, workplace, workplace situations, love and romance, promotion, bully, love affair, rivals, staff ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: pennsylvania, new york, usa
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75%
 8.5
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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, sitcom, not serious, humorous, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college life, geek, friends, hardcase students, student life, lifestyle change, social relations, college, friendship, uptight character, immature, crush ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa, colorado
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 8.2
 26K
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: witty, humorous, not serious, sitcom, talky ...
Plot: workplace, boss, research, office, workplace situations, corporate world, coworker, success, experiment, team, satire, ethics ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, witty, humorous, talky ...
Plot: radio, psychiatrist, living with parents, dog, father son relationship, doctor, verbal byplay, psychiatry, sibling relationship, uptight character, love and romance, siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 21st century, 2000s
Place: seattle, usa, washington state, manchester
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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, disorder, family problems, parents and children, dysfunctional family, divorce, divorced parents, silly humor, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, virginia
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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, captivating, feel good ...
Plot: family business, family life, workplace situations, working class, workplace, nothing goes right, silly humor, disorder, parents and children, society, father son relationship, failed attempt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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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, life turned upside down, family problems, family relations, workplace, legal, family life, workplace situations, silly humor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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, cynical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dysfunctional family, family life, family relations, promiscuous daughter, family problems, struggle, parents and children, misfit, working class, marriage, dog, stupidity ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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: not serious, humorous, realistic, witty, cynical ...
Plot: dentist, family relations, disorder, eccentric family, dysfunctional family, family problems, christmas, living with parents, workplace, parents and children, husband wife relationship, father son relationship ...
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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, eccentric family, family life, parents and children, siblings relations, couple relations, silly humor, couples, dysfunctional family, brazilian
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, not serious, feel good, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: overbearing parent, parents and children, family values, family life, family tradition, marital problem, couple relations, eccentric family, siblings relations, in-laws, brother brother relationship, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, 20th century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, long island
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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: boys' night, teens
Plot: dysfunctional family, parents and children, siblings relations, eccentric family, family problems, nothing goes right, disorder, silly humor, family gatherings, family relations, black cast, family reunited ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, texas
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28%
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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, feel good, light ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: suburban life, suburbs, teenage life, neighbor neighbor relationship, youth, family relations, everyday life, parents and children, single parent, social relations, fish out of water, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, new york
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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, semi serious, realistic, humorous, offbeat
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, family problems, parents and children, family business, restaurant, hometown, loss of son, mother son relationship, gays and lesbians, loss of sibling, eccentric family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, connecticut
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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, captivating, feel good ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, politics, parents and children, white house, family problems, head of state, couple relations, family relations, state affairs, silly humor, husband wife relationship, usa president ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, family relations, eccentric family, family tradition, parents and children, family problems, family life, family gatherings, dysfunctional family, nothing goes right, disorder, homecoming ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, humorous, realistic, not serious
Plot: family relations, aging, parents and children, family life, family gatherings, eccentric family, siblings relations, social relations, couples, elderly, golden years, suburbs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: usa, georgia
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27%
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The Middle (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Family
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, humorous, not serious, realistic, sitcom ...
Plot: siblings relations, adolescence, family values, everyday life, family life, family relations, parents and children, family, parenthood, couple relations, teenage girl, childhood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, usa
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27%
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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: nanny, family relations, 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 ⇓
27%
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, family life, disability, parents and children, siblings relations, eccentric family, self discovery, supportive parent, family relations, silly humor, divorce, blind character ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.2
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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 ...
Audience: teens
Plot: family relations, parents and children, african american, family life, family, social differences, disorder, society, fish out of water, social relations, black family, racial issues ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, not serious, humorous
Plot: single mother, starting over, family life, parents and children, family relations, hopes, single parent, eccentric family, living with parents, family, strong female presence, silly humor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Big Time in Hollywood, Fl (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Follows two delusional brothers, who are self-proclaimed filmmakers, as they are kicked out of their parent's house and end up on an epic cinematic journey.
Style: realistic, humorous, sitcom, not serious
Audience: teens
Plot: goofy hero, social misfits, adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children, disorder, family relations, siblings relations, sibling relationship, lie, brother brother relationship, filmmaker
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 8.2
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Meanwhile... (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
TV show
Story: A colorful and off-beat sketch comedy series combining nostalgic elements of television with modern, slightly offensive, characters and situations. Performances by MEANWHILE, a diverse sketch comedy troupe based in Los Angeles.
Style: sexy, realistic, not serious, surreal, humorous ...
Plot: silly humor, gay, homosexual, friendship, stereotypes, absurdism, sexual humor, family relations, cross dressing, profanity, fake commercial
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Trophy Wife (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The third time's the charm, they say, and reformed party girl Kate is hoping that's true when she becomes the third wife of a slightly older man, Pete. They fell into each others' arms (literally) at a karaoke bar, and flash forward a ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, not serious, realistic, light ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: parents and children, youth, fish out of water, overbearing parent, family relations, mischievous children, couple relations, disorder, family, blonde, blended family, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
My Wife and Kids (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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, family relations, parents and children, couple relations, dysfunctional family, family problems, family life, family gatherings, siblings relations, working class, eccentric family, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: connecticut, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.9
 10K
Lucky Louie (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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, not serious, witty, realistic ...
Plot: financial problem, parenthood, nothing goes right, family problems, parents and children, family life, couple relations, ordinary person, frustration, society, down on your luck, working class ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is an American television sitcom that originally aired on NBC from September 10, 1990, to May 20, 1996. The show stars Will Smith as a fictionalized version of himself, a street-smart teenager from West Philadelphia who ...
Style: sitcom, witty, humorous, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: family relations, black family, culture clash, hip hop, fish out of water, teenage life, african american, youth, misfit, eccentric family, siblings relations, social differences ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.7
 334
Raising Dad (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Raising Dad is an American television series that aired on the WB from September 2001 until May 2002. The series starred Bob Saget, Kat Dennings, Brie Larson, Riley Smith, Beau Wirick, and Jerry Adler, and was produced by Albion Productions in ...
Style: sitcom, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Audience: family outing
Plot: family, parents and children, youth, teenage life, siblings relations, family life, living with parents, coming of age, single parent, family relations, social relations, high school life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%