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What To Watch If You Love 'Better Things'

Updated May 26, 2020 392 votes 41 voters 1.6k views30 items

List RulesVote up the films and television series that you know other fans of 'Better Things' will love.

Wondering what to watch after Better Things? If the depressing vibe of the series has you hungry for more dark comedies, you're in luck! Since the public fascination with bleak dramedies is not ceasing any time soon, there are loads of other movies and TV shows like Better Things ready for you to start bingeing. 

If you’re on the hunt for movies and TV shows similar to Better Things, Fleabag is a great TV series about a free-spirited woman trying to piece her life together after a traumatic incident. SMILF is another great show, with a single mother trying to balance family and relationships.

For fans of Better Things looking for good movie recommendations, Tully is an excellent film that shows the struggles of motherhood. Other good movies and shows featured on this list include Catastrophe, Togetherness, and Casual

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  • Dead to Me
    Photo: Netflix

    If you're looking for another brutally funny comedy to stream, Dead to Me is the perfect choice for fans of Better Things.

    Dead to Me (Netflix, 2019) is an American dark comedy web television series created by Liz Feldman. After the murder of her husband, tightly wound widow, Jen (Christina Applegate) meets Judy (Linda Cardellini), a free spirit with a shocking secret, at a support group.... more on Wikipedia
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    This Way Up

    This Way Up
    Photo: Channel 4

    This dark comedy following a woman who hits rock bottom as she has a nervous breakdown is a great pick for fans of Better Things.

    This Way Up (Channel 4, 2019) is a British comedy-drama television series created by Aisling Bea. After suffering from a nervous breakdown, a young, single Irish Catholic teacher (Bea) tries to piece her life together, with the help of her protective older sister (Sharon Horgan).... more on Wikipedia
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    Fans of Better Things will love this brutally funny fourth-wall-breaking comedy series from Phoebe Waller-Bridge.

    Fleabag (BBC Three, 2016) is a British comedy series created by Phoebe Waller-Bridge, based on her 2013 one-woman show. A young woman (Waller-Bridge) tries to cope with life in London while struggling with a recent tragedy.... more on Wikipedia
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  • This comedy series about two friends who reconnect over an unconventional job prospect is a hilarious series to binge after finishing Better Things.

    Bonding (Netflix, 2019) is an American dark comedy television series created by Rightor Doyle. Tiff (Zoe Levin) and Peter (Brendan Scannel) are two best friends from high school who meet up in New York years later.... more on Wikipedia
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