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: student, teacher, money, writers, politics, male female relationship, mistress, politician, french, lie, corruption, sarcasm, speaker, satire, temptation, election, liar, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, high school, assistant, socialist, fired from the job, irony, high school teacher, cynicism ...
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 satire, politics, society, nudity (full frontal - brief), male female relationship, female nudity and student mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like The Factotum: Vesna Goes Fast (1996), We Have a Pope (2011), April (1998), Property Is No Longer a Theft (1973), Long Live Freedom (2013). 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: prostitute, emigration, letter, prostitution, knife, construction worker, tourist, lie, liar, innocence, imaginary friend, businessman ...
Place: italy
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95%
 6.7
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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, witty, clever ...
Plot: identity crisis, catholicism, human nature, religion, self discovery, clergy, introspection, self involved, self fulfillment, society, lifestyle, catholic church ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: vatican, rome italy, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 6.9
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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: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: politics, election, autobiography, fatherhood, working class, couples, family relations, society, babies and infants, hopes, state affairs, youth ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1994, year 1997 ...
Place: rome italy, italy, europe, london, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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: bank clerk, female nudity, symbolism, black pantyhose, corruption, capitalism, actor, wealth, sex, eulogy, talking to the camera, economics ...
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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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: humorous, realistic, semi serious, clever, suspense ...
Plot: politics, twins, campaign, switching roles, state affairs, dishonesty, hidden identity, disorder, old love, political rally, political party, impostor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 6.9
 533
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.
Audience: student film
Plot: aspiring writer, bar, love, restaurant, friendship, lie, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, liar, loan, writers, male female relationship, deception ...
Place: helsinki finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.8
 389
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: surprise ending
Plot: fired from the job, bull, cattle, war zone, buddy, friendship, railway station, farm, employer employee relationship, calf, money, friend ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
Place: italy, hungary, croatia
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.4
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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: mafia, kidnapping, election, carabinieri, gun, bandit, voting
Time: 1990s, 90s
Place: italy, southern italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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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: criminal, love triangle, loneliness, beach, lovesick, beating, slum, roommate, russian, irony, love, unrequited love ...
Place: rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, realistic, semi serious, psychological, humorous
Plot: politics, satire, state affairs, hopes, society, memory loss, materialism, proletarian, egoist, fan, catholic, communism ...
Time: 80s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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: humorous, sincere, clever, semi serious, realistic
Plot: church, idealism, innocence lost, village life, small town, culture clash, village, clergy, society, religions or cults, social relations, family problems ...
Time: 80s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.4
 3K
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: humorous, sentimental, bleak, psychological, semi serious ...
Plot: serial killer, psychoanalysis, investigation, dark humor, mathematics, crimes, split personality, deadly, police investigation, misfit, high school, cult ...
Time: 80s
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.5
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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, game show, mogul, construction, exhibition, corruption, pornography, idealism, older man younger woman relationship, infidelity ...
Place: former yugoslavia, yugoslavia, belgrade
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: clever, melancholic, philosophical, thought provoking, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, teacher, loss of child, parents and children, moral dilemma, writers, grief, teenage boy, masturbation, fake suicide, loneliness, life & death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: politician, trial, court, satire, nightmare, politics, political satire, arrest, ghost writer, hospital, prime minister, fictional biography ...
Time: year 2010
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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, filmmaker, stream of consciousness, psychology, psychoanalysis, song, film within a film, dance, critic, screenwriter, housewife, shepherd ...
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56%
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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, biting, talky ...
Plot: politics, couples, friends, satire, infidelity, love affair, political intrigue, artists and showbiz, society, dishonesty, unfulfillment, state affairs ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.7
 5K
The Caiman (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A skewering of Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.
Style: sincere, disturbing, realistic, serious, surreal ...
Plot: filmmaking, politics, bribery, film within a film, relationship vs career, showbiz, political intrigue, ambition, crumbling marriage, state affairs, head of state, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 70s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 7.1
 273
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, school, high school teacher, drawing, journalist, photographer, female nudity, tv show, false accusation, parent, teacher, parents ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.8
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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: humorous, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: presidential campaign, inheritance, candidate, politics, politician, presidential election, election, press conference, argument, last will and testament, apartment, poster ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: teenage boy, terminal illness, theft, friendship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, working class, teenage girl, crate, sex, prostitute, thief, brother brother relationship ...
Place: rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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: talky, humorous, witty, clever, semi serious ...
Plot: cuckolded husband, politics, friends, friendship, suburbs, infidelity, australian, party, alcohol abuse, dysfunctional family, suburban life, media satire ...
Time: 60s, year 1967, 1960s, 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: clever, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: lawsuit, high school, satire, profanity, nudity (full frontal - brief), high school teacher, school teacher, high school life, teachers and students, idealism, haunted by the past, boss and employee ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Roma (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A virtually plotless, gaudy, impressionistic portrait of Rome through the eyes of one of its most famous citizens.
Style: atmospheric, non-linear, stylized, art house, colourful ...
Plot: fashion, society, lifestyle, satire, memory, illegal prostitution, traffic jam, filmmaking, bohemian life, performer's life, clergy, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1930s, 1920s, 20s ...
Place: rome italy, italy, europe, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Head Of The Family (1967)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A man is delighted to hear that his wife is pregnant and he begins to prepare for the wonders of fatherhood. As time progresses along, the family grows larger with each successive child and the father feels his importance in the family has been ...
Plot: father daughter relationship, politics, idealism, father son relationship, breast feeding, children, sex, riot, anarchist, marital problem, irony, evil man ...
Time: post world war two
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.0
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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: witty, thought provoking, realistic, cynical, talky ...
Plot: politics, campaign, election, idealism, rise to the top, americana, republican, liberal, democrat, state affairs, satire, u.s. senator ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, san francisco, san diego california, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Sandesham (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 138 min.
Story: After his retirement, Raghavan Nair (Thilakan) is back at his home. His long cherished dream to spend his retired life along with his family is thwarted after seeing his two sons brawling each other over their political differences.
Style: cult film
Plot: brother vs brother, social satire, communist, politician, lawyer, political party, brother brother relationship, cigarette smoking, marxist, brawl, marriage, leftist ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Listen Up Philip (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Greece
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Anger rages in Philip as he awaits the publication of his second novel. He feels pushed out of his adopted home city by the constant crowds and noise, a deteriorating relationship with his photographer girlfriend Ashley, and his own indifference to ...
Style: psychological, sincere, stylized, atmospheric, surreal ...
Plot: writer's life, narcissist, couples, dull life, sarcasm, loneliness, writing, arrogance, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, cynicism, writer's block, self pity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, new york state, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.2
 639
The Passion (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: To avoid being sued, a film director reluctantly agrees to set up and direct the Good Friday celebrations in a small Tuscan town.
Style: semi serious, humorous, light, captivating, feel good ...
Plot: society, celebrity culture, disorder, lifestyle, religions or cults, nothing goes right, celebration, artists and showbiz, down on your luck, director, religion
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.7
 1K
The Teacher (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Teacher in the most prestigious highschool in the country, François enjoys the life he’s always known, in the intellectual and bourgeois society of Paris. Trapped in a situation where he’s forced to accept a job in a school of a tough ...
Style: humorous, sincere, captivating, touching
Plot: teacher, school, literature, teacher student relationship, teenage love, teenage boy, school principal, student, classroom, teaching the ways of the world, joke, party ...
Place: paris france, versailles
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%