Movies like The Factotum

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The Factotum (1991)
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The Factotum (1991)
Original name: Il portaborse
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Cesare Botero (Nanni Moretti), a young and corrupted minister, hires a new spokesman, honest and polite high school professor Luciano Sandulli (Silvio Orlando).
Plot: television, political corruption, money, teacher, student, writers, politics, mistress, corruption, politician, lie, election, speaker, male female relationship, liar, temptation, high school, french, assistant, satire, socialist, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, voting, political party, fired from the job ...
Place: rome italy

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and clever films with plots about politics, satire, society, state affairs, election, money and politician mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like The Factotum: Vesna Goes Fast (1996), Bianca (1983), We Have a Pope (2011), Property Is No Longer a Theft (1973), April (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Vesna Goes Fast (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Vesna, a Czech girl, arrives in Italy without money and, because of poverty, is forced into prostitution.
Plot: construction worker, migration, hopelessness, unhappy ending, street prostitution, imaginary friend, money, lie, naivete, immigrants, twenty something, prostitution ...
Place: italy
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Bianca (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Michele is a mathematics professor who just started a new job in a school with some peculiar teaching methods. After a woman in his neighborhood is murdered, Michele meets beautiful colleague Bianca, and a relationship begins between the two. Where ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, sentimental, psychological, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: female nudity, investigation, psychoanalysis, professor, girl, serial killer, high school, mental illness, cult, split personality, crimes, police investigation ...
Time: 80s
Place: rome italy, italy
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95%
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We Have a Pope (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The newly elected Pope suffers a panic attack just as he is about to greet the faithful who have gathered to see him. His advisors, unable to convince him he is the right man for the job, call on a renowned therapist who also happens to be an ...
Style: psychological, realistic, humorous, clever, witty ...
Plot: cardinal the priest, identity crisis, religion, catholicism, human nature, self discovery, introspection, self involved, self fulfillment, lifestyle, society, pope ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: vatican, rome italy, europe, italy
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93%
Property Is No Longer a Theft (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A lowly bank clerk, literally allergic to money and revolted by its nefarious influence on humanity, launches a campaign of harassment against a wealthy butcher, stealing small, insignificant items— but never money—from the man. The victim uses ...
Plot: anarchist, erotica, years of lead, nudity (full frontal - brief), male female relationship, satire, breaking the fourth wall, money, police, economics, death, capitalism ...
Place: rome italy, italy
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84%
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April (1998)
Genre: Biography, Comedy
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Nanni Moretti takes a comic look at the ebbs and flows of his life as he becomes a father for the first time. He struggles with distractions while trying to make a documentary of the Italian national elections.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: politics, autobiography, fatherhood, television, election, election campaign, hopes, youth, lifestyle, society, babies and infants, state affairs ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1996, year 1997, year 1994 ...
Place: rome italy, italy, europe, london, venice
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81%
Long Live Freedom (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The elections are approaching and the largest opposition party in the country do not look good. Its leader, Enrico Oliveri can not stand the pressure and disappears. Fearing a scandal, the eminence grise of the party had brought into play the twin ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, clever, suspense ...
Plot: politics, twins, campaign, switching roles, disorder, hidden identity, dishonesty, state affairs, political rally, cover up, politician, impostor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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The Liar (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Finland, West Germany
Duration: 53 min.
Story: Talkative, hyperactive young drifter Ville Alfa goes around Helsinki, basically trying to borrow money from friends and strangers by means of an incessant delivery of quirky and snappy quasi-intellectual lines and fabricated excuses.
Style: student film
Plot: aspiring writer, drifter, loan, bum, money problems, student, friendship, restaurant, beer, selfishness, lie, love ...
Place: helsinki finland
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74%
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The Caiman (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A skewering of Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, disturbing, surreal ...
Plot: filmmaking, politics, bribery, relationship vs career, artists and showbiz, crumbling marriage, state affairs, ambition, head of state, political intrigue, showbiz, bankruptcy ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: italy, europe
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70%
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The Perfect Dictatorship (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 143 min.
Story: TV MX, the most powerful Mexican Television Corporation, discloses a scandalous story involving Governor Carmelo Vargas in serious crimes and illicit business. Governor Vargas worried about his political future, decides to clean his image and ...
Style: cynical, semi serious, humorous, realistic, political ...
Plot: manipulation, media, media satire, political intrigue, political corruption, journalism, corrupt politician, campaign, dishonesty, state affairs, blackmail, governor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
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69%
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Another Life (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Saverio, a dentist, comes out as naive as usual while he falls in love with Alia, a russian immigrant he met in Rome. He must now deal with issues a guy like him would never have thought to come across.
Plot: roommate, love, russian, unrequited love, beach, irony, slum, lovesick, loneliness, dentist, criminal, love triangle ...
Place: rome italy
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68%
The Mass Is Ended (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Onetime campus radical Nanni Moretti renounces his past to become a priest. Returning to his home village, Moretti is appalled at the lack of religious reverence amongst the townsfolk. Unable to communicate with any of his old friends, who've ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, clever, sincere, humorous
Plot: church, society, clergy, dark humor, solace, religions or cults, social relations, family problems, village, idealism, small town life, village life ...
Time: 80s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Irresistible (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A Democratic political consultant helps a retired Marine colonel run for mayor in a small, conservative Wisconsin town.
Style: twist ending, political, twists and turns, parody, absurd ...
Plot: election campaign, american politics, political satire, political campaign, mayor, small town, election, politics, campaigning, debate, political candidate, democrat ...
Time: contemporary, year 2016
Place: wisconsin, usa, washington d.c., new york
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65%
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Taiwan Canasta (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Once one of the leaders of the 1968 protests, Sasa Belopoljanski is now an out-of-work architect who makes "movers" for living, some funny little mediapan mobiles which nobody takes seriously but him. Dreaming about the honest world free ...
Plot: revolutionary, architect, art gallery, mogul, construction, corruption, nonconformity, 40 year old, family relations, satire, male female relationship, party ...
Place: belgrade, former yugoslavia
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64%
Red Wood Pigeon (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Michele is the leader of the Italian communist party and a professional water polo player. On this day he's just lost his memory following a (very stupid) car accident. So he has to discover the intricacies of his life again, and he does so ...
Style: captivating, semi serious, realistic, humorous, psychological
Plot: memory loss, swimming, television, surrealism, satire, politics, political satire, character study, mother son relationship, identity crisis, state affairs, hopes ...
Time: 80s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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The Bull (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Franco, after being fired from his job decides, as compensation for the damage, to steal a bull from his former company.
Style: road movie, surprise ending
Plot: bull, unemployment, fired from the job, economic crisis, balkan war, wagon train, breeding, farm hand, countryside, family relations, animals, hopes ...
Time: 90s
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59%
World's Greatest Dad (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In the wake of a freak accident, Lance suffers the worst tragedy and the greatest opportunity of his life. He is suddenly faced with the possibility of fame, fortune and popularity, if he can only live with the knowledge of how he got there.
Style: melancholic, thought provoking, clever, dark, depressing ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Sud (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A bunch of hopeless unemployed occupy a polling place during general election in Italy to protest and report the mafia affairs of Mr. Cannavacciuolo. He is candidate and is setting up a fraud to be elected anyway. Lucia, his daughter, is taken as ...
Plot: election day, hostage situation, kidnapping, mafia, carabinieri, election, voting, bandit, gun
Time: 90s
Place: southern italy, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Sweet Dreams (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Michele Apicella is a young film and theater director, who lives his troubles as an artist. In Italy reach the Eighties, and Michele, who was contestant in the Sixties, now finds himself in a new era full of crisis of values and ignorance. So ...
Style: semi autobiographical
Plot: filmmaking, television, housewife, psychology, screenwriter, critic, school, teacher, filmmaker, surrealism, monster, cinema ...
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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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: suspense, realistic, semi serious, cynical, biting ...
Plot: politics, satire, corruption, true love, humanism, power struggle, ambassador, ideology, military coup, dishonesty, society, state affairs ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Trial of Tony Blair (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Biting political satire starring Robert Lindsay as a beleaguered Tony Blair, who stubbornly refuses to see the danger he faces from a Special Tribunal on Iraq that has been set up to investigate war crimes
Plot: politics, politician, court, prime minister, satire, hospital, nightmare, arrest, ghost writer, prison, fictional biography, iraq war ...
Time: year 2010
Place: london
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55%
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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: political, thought provoking, witty, realistic, cynical ...
Plot: politics, election, father son relationship, idealism, political campaign, political rally, satire, u.s. senator, campaign, manipulation, political corruption, honest ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, latin america, usa, san diego california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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: non-linear, suspense, talky, cynical, biting ...
Plot: member of parliament, communist, screenwriter, television, politics, satire, dishonesty, state affairs, unfulfillment, society, artists and showbiz, couples ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: rome italy, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Bajland (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jan Rydel is a contender for the office of the President of the Republic of Poland. He is in conflict with TV journalists, and when he finally gets on the air, he sits with his back to the camera. However, its ratings are high.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, humorous
Plot: presidential campaign, inheritance, candidate, election, politics, politician, presidential election, last will and testament, argument, press conference, psychiatrist, assistant ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Tit for Tat (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Professor Herceg struggling with difficulties, it is not easy to determine how students conveyed knowledge, and even harder to avoid the hatred of the disciples, and sympathy for the students. Arrival of television in school, a poll about the new ...
Plot: high school, boss, teacher, student, photographer, school, parents, high school teacher, teenage girl, teenage boy, female nudity, false accusation ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
In the Thick of It (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 93 min.
Story: This optimistic Italian slice-of-life drama chronicles a typical day in the lives of teenagers living in the grim suburbs of Rome. The story is set in the suburb of Tuscolano which is located near the Cinecitta studios and concerns a group of ...
Plot: friendship, money, friend, brother brother relationship, dating, con artists, suburbs, family relations, male female relationship, terminal illness, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, flash forward ...
Place: rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Don's Party (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Don's Party stars John Hargreaves as Don Henderson, a schoolteacher living with his wife, Kath (Jeanie Drynan), in 1969. Out of boredom, he invites a small group of friends to celebrate a predicted Australian Labor Party (ALP) election victory, ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, talky, clever, witty ...
Plot: politics, friends, female nudity, friendship between men, married couple, husband wife conflict, conservative, socialist, election, exploitation, friendship, infidelity ...
Time: 60s, year 1967, year 1969
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Teachers (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A teacher tries to overcome his frustration teaching a high-school that seems to be full of flunkies.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, clever
Plot: high school, lawsuit, satire, teacher, high school teacher, school teacher, education, nude girl, abortion clinic, voyeur, blonde, voyeurism ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Wag the Dog (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: During the final weeks of a presidential race, the President is accused of sexual misconduct. To distract the public until the election, the President's adviser hires a Hollywood producer to help him stage a fake war.
Style: political, realistic, talky, humorous, cynical ...
Plot: politics, political corruption, satire, cia, election, journalism, political conspiracy, conspiracy, secret service, presidential election, war, election campaign ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: albania, washington d.c., latin america, iraq, middle east ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Hands Over the City (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Rod Steiger is ferocious as a scheming land developer in Francesco Rosi’s Hands over the City, a blistering work of social realism and the winner of the 1963 Venice Film Festival Golden Lion. This expose of the politically driven real-estate ...
Style: realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious, clever ...
Plot: politics, election, investigation, political corruption, crimes, state affairs, fighting the system, dishonesty, bribery, manipulation, lie, expose ...
Time: 1940s, 21st century, 60s
Place: italy, europe, southern italy, naples italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
We Need Your Vote (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Arnaud, a 25-year-old man, enters the campaign team of a candidate for the French presidential election as assistant to the Director of communication. While discovering the techniques, intricacies and rivalries of the electoral campaign, he will ...
Plot: caught having sex, campaign, nudity (full frontal - brief), sex scene, lack of privacy, older woman younger man relationship, visit, letter, older woman younger man sex, politics, abuse of power, male objectification ...
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41%