Movies and TV shows like Arrested Development

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Arrested Development (2003)
 8.9
 252K
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, 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, realistic, not serious and witty films and TV series with plots about sitcom, family relations, parents and children, siblings relations, disorder, couples and family life mostly in Comedy, Family and Romance genres. Some movies like Arrested Development: Community (2009), Everybody Loves Raymond (1996), Modern Family (2009), The Middle (2009), The Office (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.5
 172K
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, hardcase students, lifestyle change, odd, social relations, college, friendship, uptight character, mishap ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: colorado, usa, campus
⇓ 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: sitcom, overbearing parent, parents and children, family values, family life, family tradition, eccentric family, marital problem, in-laws, couple relations, siblings relations, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 90s, 2000s ...
Place: new york, usa, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.4
 308K
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, adoption, gay relationship, generation gap, everyday life, marriage, couple relations, sister sister relationship, sitcom, family values, step parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, southern california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.5
 41K
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: family relations, siblings relations, parents and children, family life, adolescence, parenthood, everyday life, marriage, family values, couple relations, teenage boy, childhood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 8.8
 286K
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, salesman, workplace situations, love and romance, promotion, career, team, social awkwardness, goofy hero ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: realistic, feel good, witty, humorous, not serious
Plot: sitcom, family, overbearing parent, christianity, irish, youth, everyday life, working class, couples, disorder, suburbs, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 2.2
 2K
Fred (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Story: Fred, a boy with a freakishly high voice, goes on many crazy adventures.
Style: offbeat, not serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: swimming, youth, family relations, dysfunctional family, nothing goes right, parents and children, family problems, disorder, rabies, alcoholic, neglect, bully ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, kindergarten
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Married with Children (1986)
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, realistic, cynical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dysfunctional family, sitcom, struggle, family life, family problems, parents and children, working class, misfit, promiscuous daughter, stupidity, marriage, dog ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 5.5
 598
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: humorous, not serious, realistic
Plot: family business, sitcom, family life, hardware store, workplace situations, failed attempt, parents and children, disorder, family relations, unsupportive coworkers, nothing goes right, working class ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 8.2
 28K
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: humorous, realistic, touching, semi serious
Plot: family life, single parent, marital problem, couple relations, adolescence, family relations, parents and children, siblings relations, social relations, responsibility, parenthood, family drama ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, siblings relations, life turned upside down, sitcom, legal, workplace, family relations, workplace situations, parents and children, family problems, family life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.0
 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: realistic, not serious, humorous
Plot: sitcom, living with parents, disorder, eccentric family, dysfunctional family, family relations, family problems, nagging and grouching, parents and children, overbearing, nothing goes right, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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: not serious, humorous, realistic, light, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, eccentric family, parents and children, sitcom, family, couple relations, doctors and patients, siblings relations, therapy, power relations, doctor, family disapproval ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, friends who hate each other, family relations, drunkenness, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 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, humorous, not serious
Plot: nanny, family relations, single mother, lifestyle, siblings relations, single parent, sibling relationship, interracial friendship, mother daughter relationship, uncle niece relationship, youth, irresponsible ...
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: humorous, not serious, witty, offbeat, cynical ...
Plot: sitcom, disorder, antisocial behavior, friends, family relations, self involved, misfit, irresponsible, siblings relations, goofy hero, music, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 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, realistic, not serious, humorous
Plot: dysfunctional family, sitcom, politics, white house, parents and children, couple relations, family relations, teenage life, head of state, family problems, state affairs, usa president ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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, parents and children, meaningful kiss, family reunited, sitcom, family relations, homecoming, siblings relations, nothing goes right, couple relations, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 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: realistic, not serious, light, feel good, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: suburban life, teenage life, social relations, family relations, everyday life, parents and children, youth, fish out of water, high school life, misfit, lifestyle, single parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 8.0
 33K
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, light ...
Plot: babies and infants, family life, sitcom, living with parents, parenthood, responsibility, eccentric family, immature, lifestyle, twentysomething life, lifestyle change, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, eccentric family, working class, family gatherings, siblings relations, family relations, family problems, family life, father daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: connecticut, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 8.5
 49K
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, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: sitcom, uptight character, workplace problem, salesman, friendship, workplace situations, odd couple, store, workplace, best friends, friends, irish ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ 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: not serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, light
Plot: parents and children, couples, couple relations, relationship vs career, sitcom, coping, child birth, family relations, friends, parenthood, husband wife relationship, babies and infants ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Movie in collections
 8.1
 66K
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, humorous, talky, feel good ...
Plot: psychiatrist, radio, living with parents, sitcom, dog, father son relationship, psychiatry, radio show, doctor, verbal byplay, sibling relationship, siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s, 1990s, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington, washington state, manchester ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 8.2
 103K
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: not serious, witty, humorous, topical humor, cynical ...
Plot: sitcom, friendship, parody, writing, actor, tv show, showbiz, employer employee relationship, female protagonist, nothing goes right, workplace situations, boss and employee ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
Story: The off-kilter, unscripted comic vision of Larry David, who plays himself in a parallel universe in which he can't seem to do anything right, and, by his standards, neither can anyone else.
Style: realistic, talky, cynical, offbeat, clever ...
Plot: sitcom, mishap, media satire, artists and showbiz, divorced divorcee, politically correct, social misfits, nothing goes right, celebrity culture, comedian, millionaire, neighbor ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ 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: humorous, not serious, witty, feel good, realistic
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: pregnancy, family life, love affair, couples, lifestyle, sitcom, family relations, romance, siblings relations, parents and children, love and romance, couple 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: realistic, not serious, humorous
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, disorder, family problems, eccentric family, siblings relations, nothing goes right, family gatherings, parents and children, family relations, interracial romance, alcoholic, black american ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
One Day at a Time (1975)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: One Day at a Time is an American situation comedy that aired on the CBS network from December 16, 1975, until May 28, 1984. It starred Bonnie Franklin as Ann Romano, a divorced mother who moves to Indianapolis with her two teenage daughters Julie ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, touching, sexual
Plot: sitcom, starting over, teenage life, family life, love and romance, parents and children, family relations, single parent, best friends, siblings relations, adolescence vs adulthood, thirtysomething life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.0
 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: realistic, humorous, not serious
Plot: sitcom, family relations, siblings relations, parents and children, couple relations, in-laws, irresponsible, couples, family life, housewife, family, parenting ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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