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, witty, sitcom, offbeat, queer cinema
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: workplace, fashion, lifestyle, power relations, model, couples, workplace romance, workplace intrigue, fish out of water, obnoxious boss, workplace situations, boss and employee, fashion model, women, lgbt, gay, strong female lead, teenage girl, journalism, nerd, woman, makeover, ugly duckling, lgbtq, young adult ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa

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Most similar movies to Ugly Betty

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, sitcom and semi serious films and TV series with plots about love and romance, couples, workplace situations, women, lifestyle, friends and workplace mostly in Comedy, Romance and Drama 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: humorous, feel good, semi serious, light, realistic ...
Plot: physical appearance, fashion, workplace, workplace situations, obnoxious boss, dishonesty, rivalry, couples, disorder, workplace intrigue, workplace romance, opposites attract ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, mexico
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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: romantic, funny, realistic, feel good, witty ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: fashion, women, city life, workplace intrigue, fashion industry, workplace situations, journalism, career woman, strong female character, relationship vs career, ambitious woman, designer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006, 2000s
Place: new york, new jersey, usa, manhattan new york city, boston ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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, humorous, witty
Audience: girls' night
Plot: boss and employee, fashion, workplace romance, ambition, workplace, love and romance, obnoxious boss, workplace intrigue, new job, workplace situations, misfit, women ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary
Place: colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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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, sitcom, feel good ...
Plot: workplace, media, journalism, friendship, tv show, workplace romance, workplace situations, power relations, artists and showbiz, battle of the sexes, lifestyle, boss and employee ...
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, sitcom, humorous, not serious ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, date night
Plot: opposites attract, workplace romance, narcissism, social media, social differences, fall in love, society, twentysomething life, marketing, workplace situations, hopes, workplace humor ...
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, sincere, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: ambitious woman, female protagonist, relationship vs career, friendship, lifestyle, love and romance, workplace, female friendship, gender, best friends, ambition, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Desperate Housewives (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Desperate Housewives is an American television comedy-drama-mystery series created by Marc Cherry and produced by ABC Studios and Cherry Productions. It aired Sundays at 9 P.M. Eastern/8 P.M. Central, on ABC from October 3, 2004, until May 13, 2012. ...
Style: witty, humorous, sexy, sexual, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: housewife, suburban life, neighbor, female friendship, social relations, family life, friends, lifestyle, investigation, family relations, couple relations, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, witty, realistic ...
Plot: workplace situations, power relations, siblings relations, family business, boss and employee, store, fish out of water, misfit, physical appearance, workplace, workplace humor, blonde ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ 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: sexy, semi serious, humorous, realistic, talky
Plot: rivalry, friends, family life, ambition, workplace intrigue, thirtysomething life, best friends, couples, family relations, city life, workplace situations, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.1
 8K
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: sitcom, humorous, light, feel good, captivating ...
Plot: buddies, workplace, lifestyle, photographer, couples, friendship, dating, magazine, love and romance, tv show, dumped, thirtysomething life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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, humorous, realistic, not serious, cynical ...
Plot: sexy woman, journalism, workplace, office, parents and children, family relations, secretary, journal, roommate, lifestyle, workplace situations, photographer ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, contemporary, 2000s, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
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 10K
Jane by Design (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Jane by Design is an American comedy-drama television series on ABC Family. The series followed the life of Jane Quimby, a teenager who had to be mistaken for an adult to finally get her fashion dream job and work with a world-famous designer, Gray ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic, light
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: fashion, designer, teenage life, workplace, double life, coworker, lifestyle, teenage girl, popularity, female protagonist, working woman, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, gay husband, couples, homosexual, couple relations, divorce, marriage, father daughter relationship, women, lgbtq, dating ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Sex and the City (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Based on the bestselling book by Candace Bushnell, Sex and the City tells the story of four best friends, all single and in their late thirties, as they pursue their careers and talk about their sex lives, all while trying to survive the New York ...
Style: sitcom, sexual, sentimental, stylized, witty ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: female friendship, sexual intercourse, looking for love, couple relations, everyday life, up and down relationship, friendship, sex, looking for sex, sexual attraction, love, friends ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, 20th century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, feel good, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: doctor, medical, hospital, medicine, workplace, workplace romance, love and romance, intern, lifestyle, workplace situations, treatment, surgery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.2
 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: sitcom, humorous, not serious, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: architect, friendship, partners, lifestyle, workplace situations, workplace, gay, gay friend, love triangle, love and romance, gays and lesbians, business partner ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 1K
Noah's Arc (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
TV show
Story: Noah's Arc is an American cable television dramedy. The series, which predominantly features gay black and Latino characters, focused on many socially relevant issues, including same sex dating, same-sex marriage, same-sex parenthood, HIV and ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, sincere, sitcom ...
Plot: gay, gay african american, friendship, gay couple, boyfriend, dating, everyday life, lifestyle, looking for love, gay culture, lgbt, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 8.5
 430K
Modern Family (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
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: sitcom, humorous, funny, realistic, epic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gay, family relations, generation gap, everyday life, adolescence, family life, parents and children, eccentric family, mother daughter relationship, couple relations, blended family, marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: california, southern california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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The Nanny (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Fran, fresh out of her job as a bridal consultant in her boyfriend’s shop, first appears on the doorstep of Broadway producer Maxwell Sheffield peddling cosmetics, and quickly stumbled upon the opportunity to become The Nanny for his three ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, not serious, witty, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: nanny, family relations, female protagonist, butler, unlikely couple, children, fish out of water, fall in love, eligible bachelor, workplace, love and romance, society ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.3
 56K
Will & Grace (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Will Truman and Grace Adler are best friends living in New York, and when Grace's engagement falls apart, she moves in with Will. Together, along with their friends, they go through the trials of dating, sex, relationships and their careers, ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, realistic, feel good, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: gay, roommate, friendship, lawyer, dating, supportive friend, best friends, love and romance, best friend, gay friend, gay straight relations, lgbtq ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 2010s ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.3
 15K
Faking It (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 21 min.
TV show
Story: A romantic comedy about two best friends who love each other -- in slightly different ways. After numerous failed attempts to become popular, the girls are mistakenly outed as lesbians, which launches them to instant celebrity status. Seduced by ...
Style: realistic, humorous, sitcom, light, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: lesbian, lgbt, high school life, high school, youth, popularity, teenage life, lesbian relationship, best friends, friends, gossip and rumors, shyness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: austin texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.5
 175K
Gossip Girl (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Gossip Girl is an American teen drama television series based on the book series of the same name written by Cecily von Ziegesar. The series, created by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, originally ran on The CW for six seasons from September 19, ...
Style: romantic, witty, stylized, talky, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, teen drama
Plot: high school, popularity, gossip and rumors, friends, teenage love, high school life, lifestyle, youth, love triangle, adolescence, betrayal, school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Not Born Beautiful (2005)
Genre: Romance
Country: Russia
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Katya, a plain-looking girl, works as a secretary at the company Zimaletto, a manufacturer of uniforms and wedding dresses. No man has paid attention to her yet, but she doesn't allow her looks to keep her from dreaming about love and happiness.
Style: romantic, semi serious, entertaining, realistic
Plot: character change, career, friends, rich snob, love and romance, fish out of water, physical appearance, personality change, outcast, lifestyle change, boss and employee, contests and competitions ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
14%
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United States of Tara (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: United States of Tara is an American television comedy-drama created by Diablo Cody, which began airing on Showtime in 2009. The series follows the life of Tara, a suburban housewife and mother coping with dissociative identity disorder.
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic, sitcom ...
Plot: mental illness, split personality, dissociative identity disorder, dysfunctional family, gay, housewife, self discovery, jealousy, family relations, eccentric family, lgbt, introspection ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.1
 6K
Ellen (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Ellen is an American television sitcom that aired on the ABC network from March 29, 1994 to July 22, 1998, consisting of 109 episodes. The title role of Ellen Morgan, played by stand-up comedian Ellen DeGeneres, was a neurotic bookstore owner in her ...
Style: sitcom, realistic, semi serious, talky, witty ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lesbian, lgbt, bookstore, lgbtq, coming out, friendship, gays and lesbians, gender, workplace, lifestyle, best friends, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 8.0
 16K
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: sitcom, semi serious, humorous, realistic, witty ...
Plot: radio, workplace, producer, employer employee relationship, boss and employee, friendship, power relations, workplace intrigue, workplace situations, office, ceo, boss ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, contemporary, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 8.9
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Friends (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: The misadventures of a group of friends as they navigate the pitfalls of work, life and love in Manhattan.
Style: sitcom, humorous, feel good, not serious, witty ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: friendship, best friends, looking for love, love and romance, everyday life, best friend, couple relations, group of friends, family relations, roommate, friend, friends ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, 20th century, 2000s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.3
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Popular (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Brooke McQueen, a popular cheerleader at Jacqueline Kennedy High School, and Sam McPherson, the editor of the school paper, are polar opposites. When their single parents unexpectedly meet and get engaged, Brooke and Sam have to deal with their new ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, emotional, witty, humorous ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids, teen drama
Plot: popularity, high school, peer pressure, high school life, homosexual, step siblings, cheerleader, rise to the top, youth, misfit, leadership, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 21st century, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Carrie Diaries (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Before she was a fashion icon, before her column in the New York Star, before Mr. Big, Carrie Bradshaw was an innocent 16-year-old girl living in suburban Connecticut.
Style: exciting, captivating, semi serious, humorous, erotic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: high school, youth, high school life, teenage girl, prom, friends, teenage life, boyfriend, first sex, first love, teenage boy, high school hunk ...
Time: 20th century, year 1984, 80s
Place: new york, connecticut, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Mindy Project (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Obstetrician/gynecologist Mindy Lahiri tries to balance her personal and professional life, surrounded by quirky co-workers in a small medical practice in New York City.
Style: sitcom, humorous, not serious, sincere, feel good ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: workplace romance, stupidity, workplace situations, supportive friend, looking for love, singleness, career, thirtysomething life, flirting, social awkwardness, hospital, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%