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The American Ruling Class (2005)
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The American Ruling Class (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: This inventive, mildly fictionalized documentary follows noted editor Lewis Lapham as he introduces two Ivy League graduates to America's elite in an effort to examine the role of class and moneyed privilege in American democracy. With stops at the Pentagon, posh Manhattan parties and more, Lapham encounters luminaries -- including James Baker III and Walter Cronkite -- who each share their perspectives on America's ruling class.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, cynical, semi serious, clever, biting, suspense, witty
Plot: satire, politics, ambition, moral dilemma, lifestyle, rise to the top, idealism, social decay, injustice, society, americana, state affairs, economics, college, media, elite
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, suspense and biting films with plots about satire, society, politics, state affairs, media, ambition and lifestyle mostly in Comedy, Drama and Music genres. Some movies like The American Ruling Class: And the Winner Is... (2009), The Last Days of Switzerland (1999), Amazing Grace (1974), The Comedy (2012), Nashville (1975). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
And the Winner Is... (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Comedy - The hypocrisy lurking behind politics and small-town life is revealed in this sharp, hilarious satire that finds Centerville shaking up its mayoral election by forcing the candidates to participate in an "Election Pageant." Seven ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: satire, politics, americana, ambition, rise to the top, campaign, transvestism, social differences, social decay, gender bending, rivalry, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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95%
The Last Days of Switzerland (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Switzerland, Germany, Austria
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A naive girl's love for Switzerland is put to the test in this satiric comedy. Irina (Yelena Panova) is a woman from Russia who all her life has always been fascinated by Switzerland and longs to live there some day, though her notion of Swiss ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, clever ...
Plot: prostitute, dishonesty, injustice, social decay, state affairs, immigrants, politics, workplace, satire, love and romance, friendship, romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: switzerland, europe
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Amazing Grace (1974)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Amazing Grace is a 1974 light comedy featuring black comedienne Moms Mabley as a widow who tries to influence the local mayoral election in Baltimore, Maryland, after she discovers that a black candidate is being used by the incumbent mayor to ...
Style: humorous, offbeat, biting, cynical, suspense ...
Plot: racism, farce, satire, campaign, injustice, ambition, underdog, heroic mission, interracial relations, political corruption, discrimination, social decay ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, baltimore
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73%
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The Comedy (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Indifferent to the notion of inheriting his father's estate, a restless, aging New Yorker passes time with his friends in games of mock sincerity, irreverence, and recreational cruelty towards those around them.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, cynical, humorous, psychological ...
Plot: introspection, estrangement, social decay, human nature, satire, shallowness, society, dull life, life is a bitch, father
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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The Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer (1970)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Fresh-faced young Michael Rimmer worms his way into an opinion poll company and is soon running the place. He uses this as a springboard to get into politics and in the mini-skirted flared-trousered world of 1970 Britain starts to rise through the ...
Style: clever, witty, humorous, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: politics, satire, manipulation, society, state affairs, dishonesty, ambition, media, rise to the top, head of state, manipulations, disorder ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: england
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71%
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Nashville (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 160 min.
Story: This movie tells the intersecting stories of various people connected to the music business in Nashville. Barbara Jean is the reigning queen of Nashville but is near collapse. Linnea and Delbert Reese have a shaky marriage and 2 deaf children. Opal ...
Style: talky, biting, suspense, clever, serious ...
Plot: satire, politics, multiple storylines, rally, candidate, country music, music, profanity, sexual content, americana, social decay, showbiz ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: tennessee, nashville tennessee, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Conventioneers (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: At the 2004 Republican Nation Convention, love blooms between a Republican delegate and a Democrat protesting the event.
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: opposites attract, politics, democrat, introspection, love affair, idealism, moral dilemma, campaign, couples, injustice, fighting the system, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, connecticut, madison square garden manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Bill Maher... But I'm Not Wrong (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: In front of a live audience at the Raleigh Memorial Auditorium at the Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts in Raleigh, North Carolina, the Emmy-nominated host of Real Time with Bill Maher performs an all-new hour of stand-up comedy.  ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, cynical, witty ...
Plot: politics, comedian, artists and showbiz, democrat, society, state affairs, live performance, political satire, adult humor, joke, live audience, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Tanner on Tanner (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
TV show
Story: Tanner on Tanner is a follow up to celebrated filmmaker Robert Altman and DOONESBURY cartoonist Gary Trudeau's political satire TANNER '88, a mockumentary following a fictional democratic presidential candidate (Michael Murphy) on his ...
Style: humorous, witty, cynical, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: satire, moral dilemma, manhunt, undercover, fighting the system, dishonesty, lifestyle, rebellion, society, politics, campaign, political conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Cult of Sincerity (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A New York hipster sets out on a a quest to create the most sincere T-shirt ever.
Style: semi serious, cynical, talky, humorous, witty ...
Plot: self discovery, friendship, society, friends, dull life, ambition, youth, lifestyle, hopes, unfulfillment, farce, twentysomething life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Bill Maher: Victory Begins at Home (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Maher addresses contemporary political, social and cultural topics -- Iraq, President Bush and the so called Axis of Evil. The opinionated Maher said about Victory Begins at Home: "We've heard everything about the War on Terrorism except ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, cynical, witty, live comedy ...
Plot: adult humor, comedian, society, politics, joke, broadway, stand up comedian, live audience, absurd humor, parody, profanity, political satire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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The Candidate (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Bill McKay is a candidate for the U.S. Senate from California. He has no hope of winning, so he is willing to tweak the establishment.
Style: witty, thought provoking, realistic, cynical, talky ...
Plot: politics, election, campaign, idealism, rise to the top, americana, democrat, liberal, republican, state affairs, satire, u.s. senator ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, san francisco, san diego california, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.7
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HealtH (1980)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: HealtH is set at a health food convention at a Florida luxury hotel, where a powerful political organization is deciding on a new president.
Style: witty, humorous, clever, cynical, biting ...
Plot: hotel, satire, convention, media, politics, wedding, couples, cooking and food, campaign, state affairs, fighting the system, society ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: florida, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.3
 1K
Grassroots (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Grant Cogswell, a liberal music critic decides to run for city council against a popular black incumbent and is assisted by a reporter who recently lost his job. Initially given no chance, things turn dark when Cogswell makes it into the general ...
Style: semi serious, witty, realistic, humorous, suspense ...
Plot: satire, ambition, friends, unemployment, politics, campaign, against the odds, society, election campaign, political campaign, campaigning, profanity ...
Time: 21st century
Place: washington d.c., usa, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Down and Out with the Dolls (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The raunchy, spunky tale of the rise and fall of an all-girl rock band from Portland, Oregon.
Style: witty, humorous, realistic, semi serious, suspense ...
Plot: punk, buddies, partners, ambition, music band, artists and showbiz, friendship, showbiz, lifestyle, rise and fall, best friends, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
American Dreamz (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The new season of "American Dreamz," the wildly popular television singing contest, has captured the country's attention, as the competition looks to be between a young Midwestern gal (Moore) and a showtunes-loving young man from ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, light, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: music, desire for fame, white house, terrorism, contests and competitions, rising to stardom, disorder, tv show, satire, head of state, musician's life, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, ohio, new york, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Stella Street (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Michael Caine, Robert De Niro, Jack Nicholson and Roger Moore all live on a quiet street in Surbiton and Mick Jagger and Keith Richards run their corner shop - who knew?
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic, clever ...
Plot: misfit, fish out of water, disorder, satire, showbiz, culture clash, social decay, tv show, lifestyle, suburbs, celebrity culture, suburban life ...
Time: 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.6
 607
Running Mates (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A governor running for President gets revealed to be a serial philanderer.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, suspense, biting ...
Plot: campaign, politics, fighting the system, ambition, rise to the top, lifestyle, democrat, political intrigue, love affair, head of state, workplace, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: washington d.c., michigan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Bill Maher: I'm Swiss (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Political comedy about the Government (domestic and foreign policies), the president, the public's own ignorance and faults, and so forth. He also makes some hilarious detours in his own renditions of rap lyrics read out in proper, coherent ...
Style: realistic, witty, dark humor, humorous, talky ...
Plot: democrat, artists and showbiz, state affairs, joke, stand up comedian, satire, live audience, drugs, politics, election, comedian, military ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, iraq, switzerland, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Career of Nikos Dyzma (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Poland
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Nikos is a master of funeral ceremonies (that's undertaker to you and me) who doesn't expect much from life. After drunkenly insulting a diplomat at a party, weird things begin to happen for Nikos. The news that a mysterious stranger ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, entertaining, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: ambition, rise to the top, lifestyle, farce, disorder, overnight success, life turned upside down, political intrigue, state affairs, fish out of water, career, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: poland
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Never Been Thawed (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A hilarious mockumentary about the delicious hobby of frozen food collecting and Christian rock band, The Christers. The film follows the Mesa Frozen Entree Enthusiast's Club as they plan their first Frozen Entree Enthusiasts Convention.
Style: humorous, witty, cynical, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: ambition, rise to the top, lifestyle, friendship, disorder, misfit, desire for fame, rivalry, nothing goes right, ego clash, partners, satire ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 2.9
 5K
Marci X (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A Jewish-American Princess is forced to take control of a hard-core hip-hop record label and tries to rein the one of the label's most controversial rappers.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, controversial, witty ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: hip hop, interracial relations, unlikely couple, love and romance, lifestyle, opposites attract, artists and showbiz, tv show, media, music, showbiz, fish out of water ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Knife Fight (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A political strategist juggling three clients questions whether or not to take the high road as the ugly side of his work begins to haunt him.
Style: witty, semi serious, cynical, realistic, biting ...
Plot: politics, ambition, society, political corruption, dishonesty, private vs public, campaign, americana, political intrigue, satire, state affairs, blind ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Will Ferrell stars in a stand-up comedy as George W. Bush in this take on the former President of the United States. After playing George W. Bush on Saturday Night Live for many years, funny man Will Ferrell brings his impression to Broadway to send ...
Style: humorous, talky, not serious, realistic, topical humor ...
Plot: politics, parody, patriotism, election, state affairs, white house, george w. bush, satire, greed, family drama, americana, leadership ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s, 70s
Place: usa, poland, texas, new jersey, middle east ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Thick of It (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 29 min.
TV show
Story: Set in the corridors of power and spin, the Minister for Social Affairs is continually harassed by Number 10's policy enforcer and dependent on his not-so-reliable team of civil servants.
Style: sitcom, semi serious, cynical, humorous, witty ...
Plot: politics, satire, state affairs, workplace, workplace situations, political intrigue, government official, politician, society, political satire, stupidity, british humour ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Dead Ringers (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Dead Ringers is a United Kingdom radio and television comedy impressions show broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and later BBC Two. The programme was devised by producer Bill Dare and developed with Jon Holmes, Andy Hurst and Simon Blackwell. It starred Jon ...
Style: humorous, witty, talky, cynical, not serious ...
Plot: satire, media satire, state affairs, society, politics, artists and showbiz, comedy team, joke, parody, celebrity culture, media, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Wild in the Streets (1968)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Max Flatow is a precocious, social miscreant who has a way with home-made explosives. When he tires of these, he runs away from home only to emerge seven years later as Max Frost, the world's most popular entertainer. When Congressman John ...
Style: biting, cynical, semi serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: politics, satire, congress, suburban life, teenage life, political unrest, rebelliousness, suburbs, rock, drug abuse, campaign, rally ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: los angeles, u.s. capitol building, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Stark Raving Black (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Blustery funnyman Lewis Black hits the stage for his Comedy Central special, which finds the comic using his wry observational humor to skewer everything from Washington politicians and the tanking economy to cellphones and getting old.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: adult humor, satire, state affairs, politics, artists and showbiz, stand up comedian, political satire, anger, political humor, profanity, comedian
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.6
 27K
Primary Colors (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA, France, Germany, Japan
Duration: 143 min.
Story: In this adaptation of the best-selling roman à clef about Bill Clinton's 1992 run for the White House, the young and gifted Henry Burton is tapped to oversee the presidential campaign of Governor Jack Stanton. Burton is pulled into the ...
Style: thought provoking, semi serious, cynical, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: politics, presidential election, scandal, media, extramarital affair, head of state, couple relations, supportive spouse, rise to the top, state affairs, satire, adultery ...
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39%
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The Love Guide (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A comedy about a woman who saves her chicken farm and her family by agreeing to be the subject of a "reality show" with a celebrity Hollywood weight loss expert. Both women change and discover the true meaning of success (Imdb.com)
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, offbeat ...
Plot: lifestyle, farm, reality tv, life turned upside down, manipulation, manipulations, culture clash, family in crisis, tv show, ambition, disorder, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%