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, politics, male female relationship, mistress, politician, french, corruption, sarcasm, speaker, satire, temptation, election, liar, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, high school, assistant, socialist, fired from the job, high school teacher, cynicism, corrupt politician, school class, naivete ...
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, student, teacher, society, male female relationship and money mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like The Factotum: Property Is No Longer a Theft (1973), We Have a Pope (2011), Another Life (1992), Taiwan Canasta (1985), Bianca (1984). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: eulogy, butcher, allergy, religion, thief, theft, capitalism, tax evasion, black pantyhose, dog attack, breaking the fourth wall, satire ...
Place: italy, rome 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, clever, witty, humorous ...
Plot: identity crisis, human nature, religion, self discovery, clergy, introspection, self involved, self fulfillment, lifestyle, catholic church, vatican, catholicism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, rome italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
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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: love triangle, beach, loneliness, lovesick, urban setting, beating, dentist, slum, unrequited love, russian, roommate, love ...
Place: rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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 537
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: art gallery, architect, revolutionary, corruption, construction, exhibition, male female relationship, satire, arrest, irony, older man younger woman relationship, artist ...
Place: belgrade, yugoslavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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Bianca (1984)
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, bleak, humorous, semi serious, sentimental ...
Plot: serial killer, deadly, crimes, misfit, police investigation, high school, mathematics, mental illness, split personality, cult, murderer, unhappiness ...
Time: 80s
Place: rome italy, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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: realistic, captivating, humorous, psychological, semi serious
Plot: satire, politics, hopes, state affairs, society, memory loss, humiliation, bar, baby, flashback, singer, egoist ...
Time: 80s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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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.
Audience: student film
Plot: beer, restaurant, bar, friendship, lie, male female relationship, student, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, liar, drifter, loan, money problems ...
Place: helsinki finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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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: carabinieri, election, mafia, kidnapping, gun
Time: 1990s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Movie in collections
 7.0
 3K
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, election, hopes, babies and infants, working class, lifestyle, society, youth, parents and children, family relations, redemption, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1995, year 1994, year 1996
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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, prime minister, nightmare, arrest, satire, politics, prison, memoir, iraq war, hospital, political satire ...
Time: year 2010
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.1
 4K
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: semi serious, clever, humorous, realistic
Plot: lawsuit, high school, satire, high school teacher, power relations, boss and employee, teachers and students, hopes, love and romance, haunted by the past, profanity, workplace ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, lie, money, imaginary friend, businessman, czech, pimp, twenty something, male female relationship, prostitution, stabbing ...
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 347
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, employer employee relationship, politics, male female relationship, buddy, war zone, friend, food, friendship, economics, money ...
Time: 1990s
Place: italy, croatia, hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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 250
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, parent, false accusation, classroom, tv show, teacher student relationship, high school teacher, drawing, teenage girl, teenager, teenage boy, teacher ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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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 ...
Plot: shepherd, duel, monster, dream, semi autobiographical, critic, film within a film, housewife, oedipus complex, filmmaking, screenwriter, dance ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: money, friend, dating, friendship, teenage girl, teenage boy, flash forward, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, thief, theft, male female relationship, tomato ...
Place: rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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, depressing, philosophical, dark humor ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, teacher, loss of child, parents and children, moral dilemma, grief, teenage boy, masturbation, fake suicide, loneliness, life & death, family drama ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.8
 1K
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: semi serious, witty, humorous, clever, talky ...
Plot: politics, cuckolded husband, friends, friendship, infidelity, australian, party, media satire, satire, dysfunctional family, unfulfillment, nightlife ...
Time: 60s, year 1967, year 1969, 1960s
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.8
 28
Bajland (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 90 min.
Plot: presidential election, presidential campaign, poster, apartment, assistant, press conference, psychiatrist, inheritance, candidate, election, politics, politician ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 9.0
 3K
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: communist, social satire, political party, politician, lawyer, brawl, retirement, political satire, leftist, satire, marxist, marriage ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.7
 4K
The Caiman (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A skewering of Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, disturbing, surreal ...
Plot: filmmaking, politics, bribery, relationship vs career, crumbling marriage, artists and showbiz, state affairs, head of state, political intrigue, showbiz, ambition, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 70s, 21st century, 20th century
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, realistic, thought provoking, cynical, talky ...
Plot: politics, campaign, election, idealism, rise to the top, americana, state affairs, liberal, republican, democrat, satire, u.s. senator ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, san diego california, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, clever, semi serious, biting
Plot: politics, twins, switching roles, campaign, hidden identity, dishonesty, disorder, state affairs, political party, politician, political rally, impostor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: evil man, post world war two, marital problem, father daughter relationship, politics, sex, large family, anarchism, idealism, irony, pregnancy, riot ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Teacher of the Year (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Surrounded by the eccentric faculty of Truman High School, Mitch Carter wins the California Teacher of the Year award and immediately receives a tempting offer that may force him to leave his job.
Plot: talking to the camera, high school student, student, teacher, female student, high school boy, conversation, robotics, looking at the camera, high school teacher, teacher student relationship, pregnant ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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, literature, school, teacher student relationship, teenage boy, teenage love, school principal, classroom, student, teaching the ways of the world, joke, cake ...
Place: paris france, versailles
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.7
 2K
The Tenants (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A satirical comedy about the oddball inhabitants of a Tehran apartment building and their landlord.
Plot: persian, sibling relationship, construction worker, government official, kurd, husband wife relationship, pratfall, landlord, marital problem, controversy, apartment building, urban setting ...
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, humorous, semi serious, realistic, biting ...
Plot: media, media satire, political intrigue, political corruption, journalism, manipulations, state affairs, campaign, dishonesty, corrupt politician, manipulation, blackmail ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Thank You for Smoking (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Nick Naylor is a charismatic spin-doctor for Big Tobacco who'll fight to protect America's right to smoke -- even if it kills him -- while still remaining a role model for his 12-year old son. When he incurs the wrath of a senator bent on ...
Style: witty, humorous, cynical, entertaining, realistic ...
Plot: lobbyist, marketing, satire, advertising, morality, reporter, business, social satire, lie, tobacco, lung cancer, capitalism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, vermont, japan, u.s. capitol building, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
A Self-Made Hero (1996)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Set in France at the end of World War II Albert Dehousse finds out his father wasn't a war hero and his mother is a collaborator.
Style: humorous, semi serious, biting, realistic
Plot: satire, war, switching roles, friendship, couples, dishonesty, hidden identity, anti hero, french resistance, liar, dead father, widow ...
Time: 1940s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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