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What to Watch If You Love The Office 

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Updated June 14, 2019 2.4k votes 582 voters 13.5k views 32 items

Wondering what to watch after The Office? This list of recommendations has you covered. Given its critical acclaim and cult following, it's natural to crave some quirky slice of life humor after binging The Office. Luckily, there are many The Office similar shows and movies out there that will let you step back, relax, and laugh a little at the ups and downs of daily life. 


What movies and TV shows will you find here? If you're looking for shows like The Office, there are many eccentric mockumentary series.  Parks and Recreation  – featuring confessional scenes and 9-to-5 humor – has an all-star cast including Amy Poehler, Aziz Ansari, and Nick Offerman. Modern Family is another good show for fans of The Office, as it also presents itself as a documentary covering the lives of an eclectic cast of characters. When it comes to movies like The Office, it doesn't get much better than Mike Judge's Office Space. Other good films and shows for Office fans include Horrible Bosses, Community, Clerksand Arrested Development.

What movie or TV shows do you think are the best? Give your favorites a thumbs up and feel free to add anything you think is missing. 

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Parks and Recreation is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list What to Watch If You Love The Office
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Parks and Recreation is an American television sitcom starring Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope, a perky, mid-level bureaucrat in the parks department of Pawnee, a fictional town in Indiana. Created by Greg Daniels and Michael Schur, the series aired on NBC from April 9, 2009 to February 24, 2015 for 125 episodes over seven seasons. It uses the same filming style used in The Office, with the same implication of a documentary crew filming everyone. The ensemble and supporting cast features Rashida Jones, Aziz Ansari, Nick Offerman, Aubrey Plaza, Paul Schneider, Chris Pratt, Adam Scott, Rob Lowe, Jim O'Heir, Retta, and Billy Eichner, who became a main cast member during the final season. The ...more on Wikipedia

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Brooklyn Nine-Nine is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list What to Watch If You Love The Office
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Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Fox, NBC 2013) is an American police television sitcom 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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Arrested Development is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list What to Watch If You Love The Office
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Arrested Development is an American television sitcom created by Mitchell Hurwitz, which originally aired on Fox for three seasons from November 2, 2003 to February 10, 2006. A fourth season of 15 episodes was released on Netflix on May 26, 2013. The show follows the fictitious Bluth family, a formerly wealthy and habitually dysfunctional family. It is presented in a continuous format, incorporating handheld camera work, narration, archival photos, and historical footage. Ron Howard serves as an executive producer and the series' uncredited narrator. Set in Newport Beach, California, Arrested Development was filmed primarily in Culver City and Marina del Rey. Since its debut in 2003, the ...more on Wikipedia

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Modern Family is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list What to Watch If You Love The Office
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Modern Family is an American television sitcom that premiered on ABC on September 23, 2009, which follows the lives of Jay Pritchett and his family, all of whom live in suburban Los Angeles. Pritchett's family includes his second wife, his stepson, and infant son, as well as his two adult children and their spouses and children. Christopher Lloyd and Steven Levitan conceived the series while sharing stories of their own "modern families". The series is presented in mockumentary style, with the fictional characters frequently talking directly into the camera. The series premiered on September 23, 2009 and was watched by 12.6 million viewers. Early on, it was named as a key holder for the 62nd ...more on Wikipedia

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