Movies and TV shows like Ugly Betty

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Ugly Betty (2006)
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Ugly Betty (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Smart but wholesome Betty embraces her unique appearance and independent attitude in the cutthroat world of New York fashion. With the help of her proud yet far-from-glamorous family from Queens, Betty will continue to have big dreams and deal with any obstacle in her own unique style.
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, sitcom, offbeat, witty
Audience: girls' night
Plot: workplace, fashion, boss and employee, lifestyle, power relations, model, workplace intrigue, workplace romance, couples, fish out of water, obnoxious boss, workplace situations, fashion model, misfit, womanizer, homosexual, love and romance, feminism, ambition, physical appearance, new job, secretary, media, respect, gender ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, sitcom and not serious films and TV series with plots about workplace, workplace situations, boss and employee, couples, power relations, love and romance and lifestyle mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Ugly Betty: The Prettiest Ugly Girl (2006), The Devil Wears Prada (2006), I Am Betty, the Ugly Girl (1999), Back to You (2007), Selfie (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Prettiest Ugly Girl (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: La Fea Más Bella is a Mexican telenovela produced by Televisa. It is the second Mexican version of the popular Colombian telenovela: Betty la fea. La Fea más Bella stars popular actress/singer/comedian Angélica Vale and actor/singer Jaime Camil, ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, feel good, light ...
Plot: opposites attract, physical appearance, workplace, fashion, workplace situations, dishonesty, obnoxious boss, rivalry, workplace romance, workplace intrigue, disorder, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
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The Devil Wears Prada (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The Devil Wears Prada is about a young journalist who moves to New York to work in the fashion industry. Her boss however is extremely demanding and cruel and won’t let her succeed if she doesn’t fit into the high class elegant look of their ...
Style: witty, realistic, romantic, clever, twists and turns ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: fashion, career woman, strong female character, city life, women, workplace situations, boss and employee, workplace intrigue, employer employee relationship, journalism, journalist, fish out of water ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2006
Place: new york, paris france, usa, manhattan new york city, boston ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
I Am Betty, the Ugly Girl (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Colombia
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Yo soy Betty, la fea is a telenovela filmed in Colombia, written by Fernando Gaitán and produced from October 25, 1999 to May 8, 2001 by the Colombian network RCN. More than a dozen versions of the telenovela have been made in other countries. In ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, witty, humorous
Audience: girls' night
Plot: boss and employee, workplace romance, fashion, ambition, workplace intrigue, workplace, workplace situations, new job, love and romance, obnoxious boss, model, secretary ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary
Place: colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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Back to You (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Back to You is an American situation comedy series, which aired on Fox from September 19, 2007 to May 14, 2008. The creators and executive producers were Christopher Lloyd and Steven Levitan, and the director was James Burrows. The series starred ...
Style: realistic, not serious, humorous, feel good, light ...
Plot: media, workplace, journalism, workplace situations, friendship, workplace romance, tv show, boss and employee, power relations, lifestyle, battle of the sexes, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pittsburgh, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Selfie (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: After being the subject of an embarrassing viral video, a self-involved 20-something enlists the help of a marketing expert to revamp her image in the real world.
Style: feel good, light, humorous, sitcom, not serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: opposites attract, narcissism, workplace romance, social differences, hopes, society, fall in love, social media, workplace situations, marketing, twentysomething life, power relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Cashmere Mafia (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Cashmere Mafia is an American television comedy-drama which ran on ABC from January 6, 2008 to February 20, 2008. The series was created by Kevin Wade, who also served as executive producer alongside Darren Star, Gail Katz, Jeff Rake and Michael ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, sexy, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: ambitious woman, relationship vs career, friendship, lifestyle, love and romance, workplace, workplace situations, couple relations, best friends, gender, ambition, city life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Proposal (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When she learns she's in danger of losing her visa status and being deported, overbearing book editor Margaret Tate forces her put-upon assistant, Andrew Paxton, to marry her.
Style: feel good, romantic, light, funny, witty ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night, teens
Plot: opposites attract, unlikely couple, love and romance, boss and employee, workplace romance, initially antagonists, fake marriage, marriage of convenience, happy ending, love story, relationships, employer employee relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: alaska, usa, new york, canada, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Lipstick Jungle (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Lipstick Jungle is an American comedy-drama television series created by DeAnn Heline and Eileen Heisler for NBC Universal Television Studio. The hour-long series was based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Candace Bushnell, who also ...
Style: talky, sexy, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: rivalry, friends, ambition, family life, career woman, workplace intrigue, thirtysomething life, family relations, workplace situations, best friends, couples, city life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Men at Work (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Men at Work is an American comedy series that airs on TBS. The series was created by Breckin Meyer and stars Danny Masterson, Michael Cassidy, Adam Busch, James Lesure and Meredith Hagner. The series premiered on May 24, 2012 at 10 pm. TBS second ...
Style: humorous, sitcom, feel good, light, captivating ...
Plot: buddies, workplace, lifestyle, photographer, couples, friendship, magazine, dating, love and romance, dumped, singleness, journal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Just Shoot Me! (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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: sitcom, realistic, not serious, humorous, witty ...
Plot: fashion, journalism, office, workplace, parents and children, lifestyle, journal, roommate, secretary, family relations, workplace situations, model ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, 20th century, contemporary, 2000s ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
16%
 6.0
 2K
Stacked (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Stacked is an American television sitcom that premiered on Fox on April 13, 2005. On May 18, 2006, Stacked was canceled, leaving five episodes unaired in the United States. The last episode aired on January 11, 2006. The five unaired episodes have ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, not serious, realistic, witty ...
Plot: workplace situations, power relations, workplace, misfit, physical appearance, siblings relations, family business, boss and employee, store, fish out of water, bookstore, blonde ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 15K
NewsRadio (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: NewsRadio is an American television situation comedy that aired on NBC from 1995 to 1999. The series was created by executive producer Paul Simms, and was filmed in front of a studio audience at CBS Studio Center and Sunset Gower Studios. The ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, witty, realistic, sitcom ...
Plot: radio, workplace, producer, boss and employee, radio show, friendship, power relations, workplace situations, workplace intrigue, office, boss, employer employee relationship ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, 20th century, contemporary, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.5
 636
Whoopi (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Whoopi was an American situation comedy, starring Whoopi Goldberg. The series revolved around the events and people at her hotel, the Lamont Hotel, in New York City. The show aired on Tuesdays from September 9, 2003, on NBC to April 20, 2004.
Style: sitcom, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: hotel, starting over, workplace, culture clash, boss and employee, workplace situations, society, racial stereotype, interracial relations, siblings relations, racism, indoor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.4
 4K
Partners (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
TV show
Story: Partners is an American comedy series that aired on CBS from September 24 to November 12, 2012, on Monday nights at 8:30 pm, following the sitcom How I Met Your Mother. The series was created by Will & Grace creators Max Mutchnick and David ...
Style: humorous, not serious, sitcom, feel good, realistic
Plot: architect, friendship, partners, workplace situations, lifestyle, workplace, gay friend, friendship between men, male friendship, business partner, love triangle, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Emily Owens M.D. (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Emily Owens, M.D. is an American medical drama television series created by Jennie Snyder Urman. It was picked up by The CW on May 11, 2012, It premiered on The CW on October 16, 2012, and aired on Tuesdays at 9:00 pm Eastern/8:00 pm Central. On ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, sincere, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: hospital, doctor, workplace, workplace romance, love and romance, medical, lifestyle, intern, workplace situations, doctors and patients, treatment, surgery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Happily Divorced (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Happily Divorced is an American sitcom created by Fran Drescher and Peter Marc Jacobson. Inspired by their experiences, the series, which became TV Land's third original scripted series following Hot in Cleveland and Retired at 35, ran from ...
Style: sitcom, not serious, humorous, talky, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love and romance, lifestyle, couple relations, couples, homosexual, lgbt, divorce, father daughter relationship, marriage, ex husband ex wife relationship, dating, loud ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 3K
Falling Up (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A nursing student forced to quit school for family reasons winds up taking a job as a doorman in an elite apartment building in New York City, where he sparks to one of his residents.
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Audience: date night
Plot: opposites attract, student life, buddies, romance, workplace, fall in love, love and romance, rich and poor, concierge, workplace situations, boss and employee, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Private Practice (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Having left behind Seattle Grace Hospital, renowned surgeon Addison Forbes Montgomery moves to Los Angeles for sunnier weather and happier possibilities. She reunites with her friends from medical school, joining them at their chic, co-op, Oceanside ...
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous, offbeat ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: doctor, psychiatrist, treatment, friendship, hospital, workplace, romance, surgery, best friends, doctors and patients, parenthood, lovers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, santa monica california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Spin City (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Spin City is a smart, sophisticated sitcom about the behind-the-scenes workings of City Hall in the biggest city in America. Workaholic Mike Flaherty is the Deputy Mayor of New York City, serving as Mayor Randall Winston's key strategist and ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, entertaining, feel good, light ...
Plot: mayor, politics, staff, campaign, workplace situations, political intrigue, boss and employee, media, workplace, disorder, secretary, right hand man ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 2000s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Get Well Soon (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After having a nervous breakdown, a popular talk-show host confronts his ex-girlfriend who is dating a cross-dresser.
Style: talky, semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty ...
Plot: romance, opposites attract, gender, fish out of water, disorder, lifestyle, media, true love, nervous breakdown, media satire, gays and lesbians, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 8K
Togetherness (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Four adults nearing 40, living under the same roof, struggle to keep their relationships and their individual dreams alive.
Style: humorous, sitcom, mumblecore, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: couple relations, relationship vs career, buddies, ambition, couples, friendship, follow your dream, hopes, love and romance, family relations, best friends, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.4
 2K
The Loop (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
TV show
Story: The Loop is an American sitcom that ran from March 15, 2006 to July 1, 2007 on Fox. The show starred Bret Harrison as Sam Sullivan, a young professional trying to balance the needs of his social life with the pressures of working at the corporate ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, not serious, light, mad ...
Plot: workplace, friends, lifestyle, obnoxious boss, boss and employee, workplace situations, slacker, sexual harassment, airline, twentysomething life, friendship, boss ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.9
 85
Leap Year (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
TV show
Story: After being laid-off from their corporate day jobs, Aaron, Bryn, Derek, Olivia and Jack compete to get their businesses off the ground when a mystery benefactor promises to invest $500,000 in one of their startups.
Style: humorous, captivating, light, inspirational, semi serious ...
Plot: ambition, money raising, workplace, boss and employee, computers and web, power relations, buddies, programmer, rise to the top, society, rivalry, workplace situations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Taxi (1978)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Louie De Palma is a cantankerous, acerbic taxi dispatcher in New York City. He tries to maintain order over a collection of varied and strange characters who drive for him. As he bullies and insults them from the safety of his “cage,” they form ...
Style: sitcom, witty, humorous, talky, not serious ...
Plot: taxi driver, workplace, immigrants, workplace situations, obnoxious boss, boss and employee, city life, friendship, mechanic, stereotype, group of friends, driver ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.3
 5K
My Boys (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: My Boys is an American television sitcom that debuted on November 28, 2006, on TBS. The show deals with a female sports columnist in Chicago, Illinois and the men in her life including her brother and her best friend. The show was canceled by TBS on ...
Style: sitcom, realistic, humorous, semi serious, witty
Audience: girls' night
Plot: singleness, looking for love, journalism, columnist, best friends, newspaper, media, lifestyle, couples, buddies, ex couple relations, twentysomething life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Sean Saves the World (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Sean Saves the World is an upcoming American television series starring Sean Hayes. The multi-camera comedy is expected to air on NBC as part of the 2013–14 American television season. The series is set to premiere on October 3, 2013, and will air ...
Style: humorous, realistic, sitcom, not serious, feel good ...
Plot: family relations, single parent, single father, boss and employee, gay, workplace situations, workplace, power relations, gender, parents and children, gay parent, grandmother granddaughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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HAPPYish (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Thom Payne is a 44 year-old man whose world is thrown into disarray when his 25 year-old "wunderkind" boss arrives, saying things like "digital," "social" and "viral." Is he in need of a ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, cynical, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: midlife crisis, workplace, workplace situations, boss and employee, unfulfillment, self discovery, happiness, introspection, love, couples, society, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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The Office (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The Office is a British sitcom television series that was first broadcast in the United Kingdom on BBC Two on 9 July 2001. Created, written, and directed by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, the programme is about the day-to-day lives of office ...
Style: humorous, sitcom, realistic, not serious, feel good ...
Plot: office, employer employee relationship, boss, workplace, everyday life, coworker, boss and employee, job, workplace problem, goofy hero, disorder, frustration ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Real Blonde (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An aspiring actor and his girlfriend handle life's frustrations, while his friend seeks fulfillment with a blonde.
Style: humorous, satirical, light, melancholic, clever ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: satire, sexual dysfunction, showbiz, actor's life, romance, artists and showbiz, workplace situations, lifestyle, workplace, fashion, unsuccessful, waiter ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 8.5
 141K
The IT Crowd (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: UK Comedy series about two I.T. nerds and their clueless female manager, who work in the basement of a very successful company. When they are called on for help, they are never treated with any respect at all.
Style: sitcom, witty, humorous, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: computer genius, geek, office, nerd, misfit, boss and employee, workplace situations, workplace, lifestyle, teamwork, career, popularity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%