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What to Watch If You Love This Is Us 

Updated March 27, 2019 176 votes 55 voters 1.5k views 20 items

List Rules Vote up the family drama films and series that give you This Is Us vibes.

If you're looking for TV shows and movies like This Is Us, this list can help. Wondering what to watch after finishing up with the latest season of This Is Us? Check out some of these similar shows and movies you can watch and see what you think.

When it comes to finding a recommended television show like This Is Us, there are plenty of amazing shows involving life, troubled relationships, loss, and other hardships This Is Us is known for. If you've watched it, you know a box of tissues is necessary, which is why you will find similar solace in series like Parenthood and Six Feet Under.

Fortunately, movies have never shied away from trying to make their audiences care and cry at the same time, which is why fans of This Is Us will likely enjoy watching movies such as Definitely, Maybe or even Boyhood, which tracks the real-time adolescence into adulthood of its principal actor across more than a decade of filming.

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Parenthood is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list What to Watch If You Love This Is Us
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Parenthood is an American television drama series developed by Jason Katims and produced by Imagine Television and Universal Television for NBC. The show tells of the Braverman clan which consists of an older couple, their four children and their families. One of the grandchildren depicted has Asperger syndrome which has gained attention throughout the press. Loosely based on the 1989 film of the same title, the series is the second adaptation of the film to air on television preceded by the 1990–91 TV series, which also aired on NBC. Following on the heels of the critically acclaimed TV series Friday Night Lights, Katims approached Ron Howard and Brian Grazer with the idea of creating an ...more on Wikipedia

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Definitely, Maybe is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list What to Watch If You Love This Is Us
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Definitely, Maybe is a 2008 American romantic comedy-drama film written and directed by Adam Brooks, and starring Ryan Reynolds, Isla Fisher, Rachel Weisz, Elizabeth Banks, Abigail Breslin and Kevin Kline. Set in New York City during the 1990s, the film is about a political consultant who tries to help his eleven-year-old daughter understand his impending divorce by telling her the story of his past romantic relationships and how he ended up marrying her mother. ...more on Wikipedia

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Friday Night Lights is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list What to Watch If You Love This Is Us
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Friday Night Lights is an American drama television series about a high school football team in the fictional town of Dillon, Texas. It was developed by Peter Berg, and executive produced by Brian Grazer, David Nevins, Sarah Aubrey, and Jason Katims, based on the 1990 nonfiction book and 2004 film of the same name. The series' primary setting, Dillon, is a small, close-knit community in rural Texas. Particular focus is given to team coach Eric Taylor and his family, Tami and Julie. The show uses this small town backdrop to address many issues facing contemporary American culture, including family values, school funding, racism, drugs, abortion, and lack of economic opportunities. Produced by ...more on Wikipedia

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Moonlight is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list What to Watch If You Love This Is Us
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Moonlight is a 2016 American coming-of-age drama film directed by Barry Jenkins, based on Tarell Alvin McCraney's unpublished semi-autobiographical play. A chronicle of the childhood, adolescence and burgeoning adulthood of a young, African-American, gay man growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami. ...more on Wikipedia

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