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What to Watch If You Love 'Parks And Recreation' 

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Updated April 17, 2020 713 votes 79 voters 44 items

List Rules Vote up the films and series you know other fans of Parks and Recreation will love. Please don’t vote if you haven’t seen Parks and Recreation.

Parks and Recreation is a workplace comedy that garnered the love and affection of hordes of fans, but if you’ve finished watching the series, there’s no need for despair. There are plenty of movies and TV shows to watch if you like Parks and Recreation, and we’ve compiled the best ones right here for you, in this list!

TV shows similar to Parks and Recreation often feature hilarious ensemble casts and outrageous storylines, and if you’re looking for more cringe comedy, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia is sure to fill the void. This show features four friends who own a bar and isn't afraid to push comedic boundaries. And if you think there aren’t also some good movies like Parks and Recreation, then think again, because we’ve found quite a few that are sure to tickle the fancies of even the hardest-to-please fans. Take Office Space, for instance. This movie has the same irreverent attitude toward work and a charming and lovable cast, and is a great choice for any Parks and Rec fans.

But you don’t have to take our word for it - some of Parks and Recreation’s biggest fans have chimed in and cast their votes for the best movies and TV shows like Parks and Rec, and once you’ve watched, you can cast your votes too!

So, what are your favorite Parks and Recreation-esque movies and TV shows? Vote the best projects up to the top of this list.

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30 Rock is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list What to Watch If You Love 'Parks And Recreation'
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If you're looking for a workplace comedy to binge after Parks and Recreation, this series has the writing chops to back up it's legacy. 

30 Rock (NBC, 2006) is an American satirical sitcom television series created by Tina Fey. Head writer Liz Lemon (Fey) tries to run her sketch comedy show, while dealing with an arrogant boss (Alec Baldwin), an unpredictable movie star (Tracy Jordan), and an insecure actress (Jane Krakowski). ...more on Wikipedia

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The Office is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list What to Watch If You Love 'Parks And Recreation'
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If you loved Parks and Recreation's mockumentary format, you'll love this series that popularized the style in the United States.

The Office (NBC, 2005) is an American mockumentary sitcom television series developed by Greg Daniels, based on the 2001 British series. Led by manager Michael Scott (Steve Carell), the office of Dunder Mifflin Scranton Branch experiences adventures, romances, and mishaps. ...more on Wikipedia

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Brooklyn Nine-Nine is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list What to Watch If You Love 'Parks And Recreation'
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Former Parks and Recreation showrunner Michael Schur brings a police precinct to life with this wholesome workplace comedy.  

Brooklyn Nine-Nine (NBC, 2013) is an American police procedural comedy television series created by Dan Goor and Michael Schur. Jake Peralta (Andy Samberg), an immature but talented NYPD detective in Brooklyn's 99th Precinct, comes into immediate conflict with his new commanding officer, the serious and stern Captain Ray Holt (Andre Braugher). ...more on Wikipedia

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It's Always Sunny in Phi... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list What to Watch If You Love 'Parks And Recreation'
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This series is a great pick for fans of Parks and Recreation that want to experience a comedy that is just as funny but lacks all all of the wholesomeness they've grown accustom to. 

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (FXX, 2005) is an American television sitcom created by Rob McElhenney. A group of five depraved underachievers: twins Dennis Reynolds (Glenn Howerton) and Deandra "Sweet Dee" Reynolds (Kaitlin Olson), their friends Charlie Kelly (Charlie Day) and Ronald "Mac" McDonald (Rob McElhenney), and Frank Reynolds (Danny DeVito), attempt to manage an Irish Pub in South Philadelphia. ...more on Wikipedia

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