Movies like The Last Debate

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The Last Debate (2000)
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The Last Debate (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Four members of the media are chosen as moderator and panel for the single televised debate of presidential candidates one week before the election. These four use the debate forum as never before, resulting in what critics call a hijacking of the electoral process.
Plot: media manipulation, political scandal, presidential candidate

Most similar movies to The Last Debate

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and touching films with plots about family relations, society, life is a bitch, dishonesty, husband wife relationship, couples and friendship mostly in Drama, Comedy and Sport genres. Some movies like The Last Debate: Breathing Lessons (1994), Sweet Lorraine (2015), Brotherhood of Murder (1999), Decoration Day (1990), Mister Buddwing (1966). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Breathing Lessons (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A married couple review their lives and renew their love for one another while driving to a friend's funeral.
Style: road movie
Plot: television, diner, old age, car radio, reunion, reconciliation, one day, funeral, waitress
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Sweet Lorraine (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The double life of Methodist minister's wife catches up to her, as her husband campaigns for Mayor in a small New Jersey town.
Plot: boxing, political scandal, political candidate
Place: new jersey
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Brotherhood of Murder (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Set against the backdrop of the true story of the largest cash robbery in the history of the USA.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: murder, racism, going straight, hostages, law enforcement, crimes, life is a bitch, criminal heroes, injustice, working undercover, police corruption, down on your luck ...
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Decoration Day (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A cantankerous widower (Garner) who is virtually living the life of a recluse is forced to rejoin his community when his Godchild (Skaggs) gets in trouble and a childhood friend (Cobbs), a black tenant farmer, refuses to belatedly accept a ...
Style: sentimental, sincere, emotional, touching, serious ...
Plot: world war two, golden years, interracial relations, human nature, friendship, introspection, couples, family relations, friends, hopes, society, opposites attract ...
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Mister Buddwing (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An amnesiac wanders the streets of Manhattan, trying to solve the mystery of who he is.
Style: suspenseful, gloomy, serious, realistic
Plot: amnesia, memory loss, couple relations, uncover truth, riddles and clues, mystery, danger, life is a bitch, mysterious character, chases and races, couples, disorder ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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75%
An American Daughter (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A Senator's daughter seems to have a lock on a nomination as the US Surgeon General, until a background check reveals she once neglected to return a jury-duty notice. Then she makes a mistake in comments about her homemaker mother that leaves ...
Style: sincere, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: ambition, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, senator, adultery, political scandal, press conference, interview, internet, dance, female doctor, best friend ...
Place: washington d.c.
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70%
Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A sexually repressed woman's husband is having an affair with her sister. The arrival of a visitor with a rather unusual fetish changes everything.
Style: sexy, sexual, talky, witty, psychological ...
Plot: voyeurism, infidelity, sexuality, videotaping, therapist, yuppie, drifter, interview, sexual obsession, siblings relations, sexual relations, couple relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
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Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A vulnerable teenager with a deep perception of the world and no idea how to live in it.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, talky, touching ...
Plot: coming of age, teenage life, dysfunctional family, family problems, adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children, teaching the ways of the world, siblings relations, family relations, brother sister relationship, father son relationship, teenage boy ...
Place: new york, washington d.c.
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Politics (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Portraying the events that have taken place in Polish politics in recent years.
Plot: politics, gay, gay romance, power, government corruption, corruption, politician, political corruption, priest, church, media manipulation, government
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A Raisin in the Sun (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Dreams can make a life worth living, but they can also be dashed by bad decisions. This is the crossroads whare the Younger family find themselves when their father passes away and leaves them with $10,000 in life insurance money. Should they buy a ...
Style: emotional, sincere, sentimental, touching, serious ...
Plot: racism, family relations, discrimination, injustice, couple relations, parents and children, social differences, rich and poor, follow your dream, single parent, interracial relations, racial discrimination ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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My Name Is Bill W. (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Bill W. (James Woods), a successful stock broker whose life falls apart after the stock crash of the 20's and how he comes to grips with his alcoholism. Along with a fellow alcoholic (James Garner) he forms a support ...
Style: realistic, touching, sincere, thought provoking, uplifting ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, support group, self discovery, drug abuse, against the odds, human spirit, friendship, hopes, rehabilitation, family problems, coping, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: usa
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52%
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Voices (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A story about real life early 20th century British composer and music critic Philip Arnold Heseltine.
Plot: classical music
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Rescuers: Stories of Courage: Two Women (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The film is divided into two segments, both set in Europe during WWII.
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Without Warning: The James Brady Story (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In 1981, during the assassination attempt on then President Ronald Reagan, White House Press Secretary James Brady was shot and left paralyzed.
Plot: handicap, assassination, obstacle
Time: 80s
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The Woman Who Loved Elvis (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Drama - It's 1982, and Midwestern housewife Joyce Jackson (Roseanne) is obsessed with Elvis Presley; she's even used the King of Rock and Roll's inspiration to turn her house into a wacky shrine. Convinced Presley's still alive, ...
Style: realistic, serious
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Time: 80s, year 1982
Place: iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Juvenile Delinquents -- New World Order (2020)
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Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Broken teens trying to claim something their parents failed to provide - A Future and Purpose.
Style: dark
Plot: teenager, vengeance, gang, justice, vigilante, blood, abuse, revenge
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A scarred, unattractive young woman is conned into helping with a robbery of her employer. As a result, she is sent to prison, gets plastic surgery, and returns to seek revenge on those who wronged her.
Plot: plastic surgery, prison, revenge, slasher
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The Sure Hand of God (2004)
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: factual
Plot: policewoman, model, murder, female killer
Time: 80s
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
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Style: gloomy, psychological, emotional, realistic, serious
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
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Country: USA
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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Style: rough, realistic, serious
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Place: new orleans, usa
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Thursday's Child (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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The Ditchdigger's Daughters (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
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Untamed Love (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
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Summer Heat (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The young wife of a tobacco farmer falls in love with their handsome hired hand.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: deadly, murderous pair, romance, crimes, dishonesty, looking for love, love affair, infidelity, destructive relationship, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence, love and romance ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: usa, north carolina
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27%
Leona Helmsley: The Queen of Mean (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Spanning years of both Harry and Leona Helmsley's cutthroat control of their eponymonous empire, this made-for-TV movie chronicles both the high and low points of the couple's life together.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, cynical
Plot: manipulations, unfulfillment, rise and fall, ambition, dishonesty, crimes, blind ambition, manipulation, cons and scams, couple relations, couples, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 50s, 80s
Place: new york, usa
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Knife Fight (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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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 ...
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Place: san francisco, usa
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