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Head of State (2003)
 5.4
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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: political, funny, humorous, entertaining, light, absurd, realistic, witty, semi serious, parody ...
Audience: teens
Plot: politics, usa president, farce, presidential election, stereotypes, ambition, state affairs, head of state, fish out of water, republican, satire, brother brother relationship, election campaign, hip hop, president, corruption, election, catastrophe, gangsters, god, violence, family, writers, lone hero, black cast ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., chicago illinois, nashville tennessee

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Man of the Year (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The irreverent host of a political satire talk show decides to run for president and expose corruption in Washington. His stunt goes further than he expects when he actually wins the election, but a software engineer suspects that a computer glitch ...
Style: humorous, political, stylized, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: politics, conspiracy theory, presidential election, twists and turns, world politics, adaptation, comedian, media, campaign, state affairs, head of state, against the odds ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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The Distinguished Gentleman (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A Florida con man uses the passing of the long time Congressman from his district who he just happens to share a name with, to get elected to his version of paradise, Congress, where the money flows from lobbyists. But soon he learns the nature of ...
Style: political, realistic, humorous, clever, feel good ...
Plot: greed, politics, political corruption, cancer, redemption, lobbyist, dishonesty, rise to the top, human spirit, bribery, switching roles, head of state ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: washington d.c., latin america, florida, usa
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Ali G Indahouse (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, UK, Germany
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Ali G unwittingly becomes a pawn in the evil Chancellor's plot to overthrow the Prime Minister of Great Britain. However, instead of bringing the Prime Minister down, Ali is embraced by the nation as the voice of youth and 'realness', ...
Style: funny, humorous, entertaining, satirical, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: farce, hip hop, satire, hip hop culture, culture clash, silly humor, violence, stupidity, gang, prime minister, catastrophe, sarcasm ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe, south central los angeles
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Dave (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Bill Mitchell is the philandering and distant President of the United States. Dave Kovic is a sweet-natured and caring Temp Agency operator, who by a staggering coincidence looks exactly like the President. As such, when Mitchell wants to escape an ...
Style: feel good, political, humorous, witty, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: u.s. president, politics, political corruption, president, lookalikes, romance, conspiracy, congress, head of state, americana, state affairs, couples ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1993
Place: usa, washington d.c., california
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The Dictator (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The heroic story of a dictator who risks his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed.
Style: funny, parody, humorous, entertaining, political ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s, year 1973, 2010s ...
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When dignified Albert Donnelly runs for Governor, his team moves to keep his slow-witted and klutzy younger brother, Mike, out of the eye of the media. To baby-sit Mike, the campaign assigns sarcastic Steve, who gets the experience of a lifetime ...
Style: humorous, funny, light, political, thought provoking ...
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CB4 (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Music
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Duration: 89 min.
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Style: funny, humorous, sexy, satirical, parody ...
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Time: 90s
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Genre: Comedy
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 95 min.
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Time: 90s
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Down to Earth (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Germany, Canada, Australia, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: After dying before his time, an aspiring comic gets a second shot at life... by being reincarnated as a wealthy but un-likable businessman.
Style: funny, humorous, absurd, melancholic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: reincarnation, afterlife, redemption, mistaken identity, disorder, fish out of water, couple relations, fall in love, supernatural, gangsters, back from the dead, romance ...
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Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: To improve its relations with Muslim countries, the United States government sends comedian Albert Brooks to south Asia to write a report on what makes followers of Islam laugh.
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Plot: culture clash, politics, satire, sarcasm, farce, nothing goes right, society, actor's life, stand up comedian, islam, family, paranoia ...
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My Fellow Americans (1996)
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Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: They used to run the country. Now they're running for their lives! Two on-the-lam former Presidents of the United States. Framed in a scandal by the current President and pursued by armed agents, the two squabbling political foes plunge into a ...
Style: humorous, witty, political, light, entertaining ...
Plot: political corruption, politics, assassination, satire, unlikely friendships, conspiracy theory, happy ending, betrayal, buddies, odd couple, disorder, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s
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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, political, satirical, light, talky ...
Audience: kids
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Grown Ups 2 (2013)
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Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
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Duration: 94 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Aspiring actor and hot-dog stand employee Bobby Taylor catches the ire of his grandmother for auditioning for a role in the regrettably titled exploitation film "Jivetime Jimmy's Revenge." When Tinseltown Studios casts Taylor in the ...
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Country: USA
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Country: USA
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Will Ferrell: You're Welcome America - A Final Night with George W. Bush (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
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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 ...
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Country: USA
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Krippendorf's Tribe (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
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37%
The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: humorous, entertaining, intense, light, not serious ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Welcome to Mooseport (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 110 min.
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37%