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Hyenas (1992)
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Hyenas (1992)
Original name: Ramatou
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Switzerland, France, Senegal, UK, Netherlands, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: After being kicked out of her African village three decades earlier for getting pregnant out of wedlock, Linguere (Ami Diakhate) has returned home. While Linguere has done well for herself, her home village has fallen on hard economic times. Intent on punishing Dramaan (Mansour Diouf), the man who fathered her child but refused to own up to the act, Linguere makes a proposal: She will help the town financially, if the locals agree to execute Dramaan.
Style: humorous, clever, biting, suspense, realistic, cynical, witty, semi serious
Plot: african, politics, satire, village, prostitute, vengeance, pregnancy, rich and poor, betrayal, injustice, life is a bitch, love and romance, ambition, infidelity, village life, society, couples, dishonesty, rise to the top, materialism, unfulfillment, social relations, economics, wealth, corruption ...
Time: 90s
Place: senegal, africa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and biting films with plots about satire, society, dishonesty, couples, disorder, couple relations and love and romance mostly in Comedy, Drama and Adventure genres. Some movies like Hyenas: Smoking/No Smoking (1993), The Priest's Children (2013), The Terrace (1980), Primary Colors (1998), The Last Days of Switzerland (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Tree, the Mayor and the Mediatheque (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The socialist mayor of a small village in France dreams of building an arts center but he runs up against some opposition.
Style: witty, humorous, clever, suspense, semi serious ...
Plot: satire, social relations, couples, small town, small town life, society, politics, opposites attract, castle, environmental, social issues, journalism ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe
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Smoking/No Smoking (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Italy, Switzerland
Duration: 298 min.
Story: "Smoking" and "No Smoking" are two segments of the film which are based on closely connected plays. The original plays covered eight separate stories, which have been pared down to three each for these movies. At a certain point ...
Style: clever, humorous, offbeat, biting, realistic ...
Plot: destiny, human nature, road not taken, infidelity, village, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, satire, couples, couple relations, relationships, multiple storylines ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england
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The Priest's Children (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Don Fabijan is a young priest who comes to serve on an unnamed small island in the Adriatic. In order to help increase birth rate on the island, he decides to pierce condoms before they are sold. He therefore teams up with the newsagent Petar and ...
Style: realistic, suspense, humorous, semi serious, tragicomedy ...
Plot: satire, pregnancy, priest, clergy, unwanted pregnancy, village life, religions or cults, mediterranean, disorder, social relations, cons and scams, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: croatia
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86%
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The Terrace (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Drama about the difficulties of a group of people trying to change their lives. A group of people gathers in a terrace in Rome . Some are friends, some know each other and others just meet for the first time. All are intellectual and belong to the ...
Style: witty, humorous, clever, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: politics, satire, friends, couples, infidelity, love affair, political intrigue, society, dishonesty, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, state affairs ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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 ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 70s
Place: new hampshire, california, new york
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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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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
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61%
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The Curse (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Senegal
Duration: 123 min.
Story: It is the dawn of Senegal's independence from France, but as the citizens celebrate in the streets we soon become aware that only the faces have changed. White money still controls the government. One official, Aboucader Beye, known by the ...
Style: clever, humorous, witty, suspense, dark humor ...
Plot: satire, wedding, political satire, polygamy, impotence, disorder, sexual dysfunction, disability, imperialism, couples, dishonesty, nothing goes right ...
Time: 70s
Place: africa, senegal
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Welcome to Sajjanpur (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Mahadev (Shreyas Talpade) is an unemployed graduate with a Bachelor of Arts from Satna college, who is forced to make a living writing letters for the uneducated people of his village. His real ambition is to become a novel writer. Through his ...
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic
Plot: politics, dishonesty, ambition, love and romance, campaign, couples, social relations, rebelliousness, parents and children, couple relations, small town, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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The New Age (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Peter and Katherine Witner are Southern California super-yuppies with great jobs but no center to their lives. When they both lose their jobs and begin marital infidelities, their solution is to start their own business together. In order to find ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, cynical, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: satire, self discovery, filmmaking, crumbling marriage, society, love and romance, starting over, lifestyle, couple relations, infidelity, rise and fall, family problems ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Trial and Error (1962)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After nearly 40 years of waiting for his big chance, Wilfred Morgenhall (Sellers) is given the case of defending Herbert Fowle (Attenborough) who is accused of murdering his wife (Beryl Reid). Despite Fowle's insistence of guilt, Moregenhall ...
Style: humorous, witty, clever, cynical, realistic ...
Plot: murder, disorder, power relations, crimes, fighting the system, society, legal investigation, dedicated lawyer, injustice, courtroom, righting the wronged, uncover truth ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, europe
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Scorchers (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Bayou La Teche, Louisiana sizzles as the Cajun town celebrates the wedding of Splendid and Dolan. The trouble comes on the wedding night when Splendid is determined to maintain her innocence. On the other side of town Splendids' cousin has her ...
Style: humorous, sexual, clever, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: wedding, prostitute, love affair, couples, family relations, strong sexual content, romance, sexual relations, infidelity, family gatherings, family life, couple relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Leo the Last (1970)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Prince Leo, last in the line of rulers of a long-deposed monarchy on continental Europe and jaded with the frenetic search for kicks with the European jet-set, returns to his father's London town house for rest.
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Plot: satire, culture clash, misfit, society, prostitute, life is a bitch, fish out of water, down on your luck, social decay, urban ghetto life, graphic violence, disorder ...
Time: 60s
Place: london, england
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The Vagina Monologues (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: This controversial work, created and performed by Eve Ensler, debuted off-off-Broadway in 1996 and soon rode a wave of national acclaim. Now, the intimacy of Ensler's original show has been lovingly brought to the screen. Capturing her unique ...
Style: semi serious, thought provoking, contemplative, suspense, witty ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
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My New Gun (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Debbie and Gerald's lives drastically change after they get a gun. Their mysterious neighbor, Skippy, becomes an important and transforming figure in their lives.
Style: semi serious, cynical, realistic, offbeat, dark humor ...
Plot: satire, suburbs, neighbor, gun, betrayal, society, unfulfillment, infidelity, couples, social decay, family problems, down on your luck ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Lisa Picard Is Famous (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A documentarian decides to follow the career of New York actress Lisa Picard, believing she is on the brink of fame. Instead, he bears witness to Lisa's continued, humorous, struggles as an actress, as well as the conflict that arises when ...
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic, cynical ...
Plot: satire, ambition, desire for fame, rise to the top, workplace romance, workplace situations, filmmaking, lifestyle, rising to stardom, actor's life, love and romance, workplace ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Gooische Vrouwen (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Gooische Vrouwen (Vipers Nest) is based on a very popular Dutch TV series and can be described as a Dutch variation of Sex and the City and Desperate Housewives. The film tells the story of four girlfriends who live in the bourgeois area ‘t Gooi, ...
Style: semi serious, touching, witty, humorous, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, love and romance, couple relations, dishonesty, lifestyle, love affair, family relations, family problems, unfulfillment, social relations, couples, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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The 92 Minutes of Mr. Baum (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Balding advertising executive Mr. Baum spends more time on a new ad campaign for purple sunglasses than he does with his own family. But suddenly he is forced to reexamine his life after a doctor tells him that he has an 'aggressive' brain ...
Style: contemplative, semi serious, realistic, humorous, clever ...
Plot: family life, terminal illness, introspection, family relations, dull life, race against time, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, dealing with death, satire
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Very Well, Thank You (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The tough lives of two ordinary individuals: Alex, an accountant and his wife Béatrice, a taxi driver.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, suspense, biting
Plot: life is a bitch, fighting the system, life turned upside down, injustice, society, wrongfully committed, satire, loss of job, husband wife relationship, mental institution, taxi driver, rebellion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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41%
Seduced and Abandoned (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The film presents the tale of Agnese Ascalone, daughter of prominent miner Vincenzo Ascalone, and takes place in a small town in Sicily. Agnese is seduced by her sister Matilde's fiance, and has a tryst with him for which she confesses and ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, neorealism, cynical, biting ...
Plot: satire, pregnancy, seduction, family relations, family tradition, family feud, family problems, neo realism, dishonesty, unwanted pregnancy, infidelity, parents and children ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: sicily, europe, italy, southern italy, sicily italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Boudu (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: date night
Plot: fish out of water, love triangle, rich and poor, couples, social relations, couple relations, love and romance, infidelity, misfit, social differences, disorder, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Story of Qiu Ju (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The Story of Qiu Ju is a 1992 Chinese comedy-drama film. The film was directed by Zhang Yimou and, as in many of his films, stars Gong Li in the title role. The screenplay is an adaption of Chen Yuanbin's novella The Wan Family's Lawsuit. ...
Style: realistic, clever, touching, sincere, serious ...
Plot: pregnancy, peasant, countryside, politics, revolution, satire, misfit, hopes, society, state affairs, rebellion, fighting the system ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: china, asia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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
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She Hate Me (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Fired from his job, a former executive turns to impregnating wealthy lesbians for profit.
Style: suspense, realistic, humorous, semi serious, sexy ...
Plot: workplace, workplace situations, investigation, couple relations, rise and fall, couples, dishonesty, downfall, false accusation, workplace intrigue, unemployment, down on your luck ...
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37%
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Next Door (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Matt and Karen have inconsiderate neighbours whose lawn sprinkler drowns their flowers. A feud errupts and a series of tit-for-tat actions develop and escalate.
Style: humorous, clever, offbeat, witty, suspense ...
Plot: prank, neighbor, feud, human nature, road not taken, suburbs, murder, disorder, couples, family relations, farce, satire ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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37%
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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37%
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Celebrity (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The career and personal life of writer Lee are at a standstill, so he divorces his bashful wife, Robin, and dives into a new job as an entertainment journalist. His assignments take him to the swankiest corners of Manhattan, but as he jumps from one ...
Style: witty, cynical, stylized, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: filmmaking, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, ambition, celebrity culture, showbiz, lifestyle, spectacle, satire, writing, film within a film, ex wife ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, greenwich village manhattan new york city, atlantic city new jersey, manhattan new york city
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36%
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Water (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Michael Caine stars as Baxter Thwaites, the laid-back Governor of the sleepy British colony of Cascara. But when American oil drillers accidentally strike a gusher of ultra-delicious mineral water, the forgotten Caribbean out-post becomes a global ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, surreal, entertaining, light ...
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Time: 80s
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36%
Dinner at Eight (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A wry, insightful comedy of manners in which somewhat dizzy society matron Millicent Jordan arranges a dinner party to honor some visiting aristocrat while remaining oblivious to her husband's health and financial problems as well as her ...
Style: clever, humorous, witty, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: nothing goes right, dishonesty, romance, love and romance, intrigue, rivalry, disorder, bad attitude, couples, couple relations, doctor, dinner party ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, new york
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36%