Movies like Amazing Grace 1974

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Amazing Grace (1974)
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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 further his own reelection efforts. Mabley appeared in the film, along with veteran actors Butterfly McQueen and Stepin Fetchit, only a year before her death at the age of 81. The film does not deal with the popular Christian hymn (with words by John Newton) but is a play on Mabley's character, who happens to be named Grace. It has been released on home video.
Style: humorous, offbeat, biting, suspense, realistic, cynical, semi serious
Plot: racism, politics, fighting the system, prodigy, injustice, interracial relations, ambition, political intrigue, rebellion, political conspiracy, satire, obsessive quest, discrimination, farce, campaign, society, political corruption, heroic mission, dishonesty, media, rise to the top, head of state, underdog, workplace, social decay ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, baltimore

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Most similar movies to Amazing Grace

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, farce and dishonesty mostly in Comedy, Drama and Music genres. Some movies like Amazing Grace: Running Mates (2000), Tanner on Tanner (2004), HealtH (1980), The Last Days of Switzerland (1999), Watermelon Man (1970). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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
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95%
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
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86%
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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81%
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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
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81%
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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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78%
Watermelon Man (1970)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Jeff Gerber, an insurance agent, lives in a typical suburban neighborhood. He is also both racist and a fitness freak. But Jeff's bigoted world of taunting and harassing black people on and off the job is turned upside down when his skin ...
Style: disturbing, suspense, biting, humorous, cynical ...
Plot: racism, switching roles, satire, culture clash, political unrest, doctors and patients, discrimination, interracial relations, americana, suburban life, social decay, friendship ...
Time: 60s, 70s
Place: england, new jersey
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73%
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 ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, cynical, thought provoking, biting ...
Plot: satire, politics, moral dilemma, social decay, rise to the top, ambition, lifestyle, idealism, americana, injustice, society, state affairs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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70%
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Head of State (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When a presidential candidate dies unexpectedly in the middle of the campaign, the Democratic party unexpectedly picks a Washington, D.C. alderman, Mays Gilliam (Rock) as his replacement .
Style: humorous, realistic, witty, semi serious, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: presidential election, election campaign, politics, state affairs, ambition, republican, fish out of water, head of state, satire, white house, rescue, bail bondsman ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., nashville tennessee, chicago illinois
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69%
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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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67%
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Canadian Bacon (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Canadian Bacon is the only fictitious film from Director Michael Moore. This comedy is about an American president who decides to go to war to bring the public’s opinion of him up during election time. Canadian Bacon is actor John Candy’s last ...
Style: humorous, talky, semi serious, satirical, political comedy ...
Plot: political conspiracy, politics, white house, satire, dishonesty, political satire, cold war, farce, head of state, culture clash, state affairs, nothing goes right ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, canada, united states, iraq, california
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65%
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Anarchy TV (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A group of anarchists use their public-access TV show to satirize the government until a right-wing preacher attempts to shut them down.
Style: witty, humorous, offbeat, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: satire, society, parents and children, tv show, friends, rebellion, fighting the system, clergy, media, activism, teenager, preacher ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
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65%
Spinning Boris (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Russian political elite hires American consultants to help with President Yeltsin's re-election campaign when his approval rating is down to single digits.
Style: clever, realistic, semi serious, talky, humorous ...
Plot: politics, ambition, leadership, rise to the top, head of state, idealism, political unrest, political intrigue, political conspiracy, culture clash, campaign, fighting the system ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, year 1996, 1990s
Place: russia, moscow russia
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61%
Some Kind of a Nut (1969)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A New York City bank teller becomes a media celebrity when he refuses to comply with his employer's demands that he shave his beard. Directed by Garson Kanin, this 1969 comedy stars Dick Van Dyke, Angie Dickinson, Rosemary Forsyth, Zohra ...
Style: suspense, biting, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: bank teller, beard, bee sting, anti heroes, rebellion, workplace, supportive spouse, fighting the system, obnoxious boss, society, dishonesty, nothing goes right ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york
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55%
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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53%
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Tanner '88 (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 353 min.
TV show
Story: In 1988, renegade filmmaker Robert Altman and Pulitzer Prize–winning Doonesbury cartoonist Garry Trudeau created a presidential candidate, ran him alongside the other hopefuls during the primary season, and presented their media campaign as a ...
Style: witty, humorous, clever, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: politics, election, satire, self discovery, media satire, parents and children, fish out of water, family relations, disorder, campaign, network, realism ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
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52%
Two Hundred Thousand Dirty (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Welcome to the monotonous, oppressive modern American byproduct of suburban sprawl: the urban strip-mall. Native to this environment and products of outdated pop culture are Rob (Mark Greenfield) and Manny (Coolio), the unsuccessful, unrefined and ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, cynical, dark humor, biting ...
Plot: satire, murder, workplace situations, working class, crimes, dishonesty, workplace, cons and scams, down on your luck, loser, store, sedative ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas
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50%
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The Campaign (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Two rival politicians compete to win an election to represent their small North Carolina congressional district in the United States House of Representatives.
Style: humorous, satirical, funny, twists and turns, witty ...
Plot: politics, congressman, farce, election campaign, political corruption, profanity, uninhibited rivalry, media, ambition, debate, campaign, parody ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa
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49%
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Open Season (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When the television ratings machines suddenly malfunction, public television suddenly, but mistakenly, soars to #1 in this humorous satire.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, suspense, biting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: satire, showbiz, ratings, disorder, society, workplace, ambition, blind ambition, media, rise to the top, workplace situations, media satire ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1930s
Place: london, australia
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48%
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Will Ferrell: You're Welcome America - A Final Night with George W Bush (2009)
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 ...
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47%
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Dick (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Canada, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Comedy about two high school girls who wander off during a class trip to the White House and meet President Richard Nixon. They become the official dog walkers for Nixon's dog Checkers, and become his secret advisors during the Watergate ...
Style: humorous, not serious, light, entertaining, clever ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: politics, teenage life, goofy hero, journalism, workplace intrigue, farce, dishonesty, high school, investigation, friendship, white house, whistleblower ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., usa
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47%
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First Family (1980)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The president (Bob Newhart) and his boozing wife (Madeline Kahn) go to Africa to bargain for their abducted daughter's (Gilda Radner) return.
Style: realistic, not serious, exciting, cynical, offbeat ...
Plot: politics, parody, head of state, state affairs, looking for sex, alcohol abuse, eccentric family, kidnapping, family life, disorder, satire, silly humor ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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46%
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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 ⇓
45%
Linda Lovelace for President (1975)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An intentionally campy film designed to capitalize on Linda Lovelace's sudden fame following "Deep Throat", this film centers around Linda's fictional grass roots campaign to run for president. Touring the country with a rag-tag ...
Style: sexual, humorous, offbeat, sexy, semi serious ...
Plot: assassination attempt, state affairs, rise to the top, politics, society, leadership, media, gender, head of state, campaign, media satire, farce ...
Time: 70s
Place: america
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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The Cookout (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When Todd Anderson signs a $30 million deal with his hometown team, the New Jersey Nets, he knows that his life is set for a big change. To keep things real, he decides to throw a barbeque at his place -- just like the ones his family used to have. ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, realistic, biting ...
Plot: rise to the top, ambition, social differences, family gatherings, family life, chaos and mayhem, sport team, disorder, family relations, social relations, society, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Your Excellency (1967)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Lopitos, who is horribly inefficient but quick-witted, is invited (because of the current ambassador's superstition about 13 sitting down to a meal) to a banquet attended by the ambassadors of both superpowers. After the news of a series of ...
Style: offbeat, humorous, suspense, biting, cynical ...
Plot: politics, satire, power struggle, corruption, humanism, true love, military coup, ideology, ambassador, speech, police corruption, comedy of errors ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Wheeler Dealers (1963)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Henry J. Tyroone leaves Texas, where his oil wells are drying up, and arrives in New York with a lot of oil money to play with in the stock market. He meets stock analyst Molly Thatcher, who tries to ignore the lavish attention he spends on her but ...
Style: witty, clever, humorous, biting, cynical ...
Plot: romance, wall street, farce, workplace, rise to the top, love and romance, disorder, ambition, special agents, workplace situations, fall in love, cons and scams ...
Time: 60s
Place: texas, new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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
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41%
 7.4
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In the Loop (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The US President and the UK Prime Minister are looking to launch a war in the Middle East. The plot follows government officials and advisers in their behind-the-scenes efforts either to promote the war or prevent it. Spinal Tap meets Strangelove. A ...
Style: cynical, humorous, semi serious, satirical, witty ...
Plot: intern, politics, new job, profanity, farce, state affairs, workplace, political unrest, media, satire, un, war ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., england, london, europe, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.2
 128
Foreplay (1975)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: A three-part omnibus centered around sex and its discontents.
Style: clever, witty, offbeat, humorous, sexual ...
Plot: kidnapping, couples, sexual relations, farce, artists and showbiz, writer's life, lifestyle, head of state, silly humor, parody, ransom, female nudity ...
Time: 70s
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 53 min.
Story: In her first-ever HBO solo special, Sarah Silverman takes the stage for an evening of adults-only stand-up comedy. Taped live in front of an intimate audience of 39 fans at Largo, a music and comedy club in Los Angeles, Sarah Silverman: We Are ...
Style: witty, humorous, realistic, not serious, cynical ...
Plot: satire, performer's life, society, artists and showbiz, democrat, republican, silly humor, strong female presence, stand up special, live audience, farce, sexual humor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%