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, temptation, election, liar, high school, assistant, socialist, cynicism, corrupt politician, school class, naivete, lie, fired from the job, controversy, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Place: rome italy

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Most similar movies to The Factotum

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and clever films with plots about politics, male female relationship, money, student, society, father son relationship and sex mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like The Factotum: Another Life (1992), Property Is No Longer a Theft (1973), We Have a Pope (2011), Bianca (1984), The Liar (1981). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: irony, love triangle, criminal, love, lovesick, beating, dentist, beach, roommate, russian, slum, loneliness ...
Place: rome italy
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95%
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: sex, politics, bare breasts, millionaire, money, economics, black pantyhose, butcher, eulogy, dog attack, talking to the camera, robbery ...
Place: italy, rome italy
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90%
 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, witty, humorous, clever ...
Plot: identity crisis, human nature, self discovery, clergy, introspection, self involved, lifestyle, self fulfillment, catholic church, catholicism, cardinal the priest, church ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, rome italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 7.5
 3K
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: sentimental, dark humor, realistic, humorous, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, deadly, split personality, misfit, mathematics, mental illness, crimes, high school, cult, police investigation, psychoanalyst, suspect ...
Time: 80s
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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 491
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: loan, money problems, drifter, liar, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, male female relationship, selfishness, love, student, bar, friendship, beer ...
Place: helsinki finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 6.4
 555
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, mafia, gun, kidnapping, election
Time: 1990s
Place: italy
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81%
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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, humorous, semi serious
Plot: politics, election, hopes, babies and infants, state affairs, family relations, working class, youth, family life, couples, redemption, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1994, year 1996, year 1995
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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: dark humor, offbeat, witty, clever, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, teacher, masturbation, rejection, student, lie, poetry, workplace, drugs/alcohol, workplace situations, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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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, businessman, tourist, male female relationship, prostitution, construction worker, tour bus, czech, stabbing, letter, pimp ...
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 7.4
 521
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, corruption, construction, exhibition, generation gap, blueprint, unemployment, nonconformity, male female relationship, artist, police ...
Place: belgrade, yugoslavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 7.0
 239
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, teacher, blackboard, photographer, drawing, parent, tv show, classroom, student, school, teacher student relationship, high school teacher ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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: dating, money, friend, street life, sex, prostitute, brother brother relationship, male female relationship, friendship, thief, theft, tomato ...
Place: rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.0
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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: monster, dream, duel, shepherd, stream of consciousness, psychology, housewife, oedipus complex, dance, screenwriter, film within a film, alternate reality ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.8
 341
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: bull, fired from the job, husband wife relationship, friend, cooking, employer employee relationship, politics, poverty, unemployment, theft, thief, journey ...
Time: 1990s
Place: croatia, italy, hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.7
 705
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 ...
Plot: student, teacher, school, literature, teenager, school principal, teenage love, joke, cake, teacher student relationship, party, kiss ...
Place: paris france, versailles
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 5.7
 26
Bajland (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 90 min.
Plot: apartment, press conference, presidential campaign, presidential election, assistant, poster, election, politician, candidate, psychiatrist, argument, inheritance ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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, psychological, semi serious, humorous
Plot: politics, society, memory loss, hopes, state affairs, boy, stream of consciousness, referee, fascist, psychoanalyst, underwear, car accident ...
Time: 80s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: marriage, anarchist, large family, marital problem, idealism, anarchism, breast feeding, post world war two, irony, student, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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, memoir, prime minister, political satire, politics, prison, iraq war, arrest, nightmare, hospital, ghost writer ...
Time: year 2010
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: high school student, man with glasses, office, high school boy, conversation, pregnant, discussion, robotics, high school, classroom, high school teacher, teacher student relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 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: realistic, talky, witty, semi serious, clever ...
Plot: politics, friends, infidelity, friendship, party, australian, cuckolded husband, suburbs, couples, buddies, nightlife, media ...
Time: 60s, year 1969, year 1967, 1960s
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, semi serious, clever, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: church, culture clash, village life, religions or cults, social relations, small town, idealism, clergy, innocence lost, family problems, small town life, solace ...
Time: 80s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, political rally, politician, impostor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 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, surreal, disturbing, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: politics, filmmaking, bribery, obsessive quest, state affairs, crumbling marriage, relationship vs career, bankruptcy, journalism, media, mogul, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 70s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 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: realistic, semi serious, humorous, clever
Plot: high school, lawsuit, high school teacher, dedicated educator, love and romance, boss and employee, power relations, haunted by the past, teachers and students, hopes, idealism, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, americana, rise to the top, state affairs, liberal, republican, democrat, u.s. senator, father son relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, san diego california, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.1
 3K
Golden Balls (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain, Italy, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Benito González is a flamboyant engineer in Melilla, with a brash and pushy personality. His dream is to build the tallest building ever in the region. After his girlfriend leaves him, he devotes himself entirely to his ambitions, deciding to let ...
Style: ironic, light, humorous, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: infidelity, prostitute, skyscraper, architect, construction, money, corruption, dream, paralysis, deception, disco, tragedy ...
Time: 90s
Place: africa, north africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 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.
Plot: social satire, communist, political party, politician, lawyer, brother brother relationship, political satire, brawl, argument, politics, cigarette smoking, marxist ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Sicilia! Sicilia! (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 163 min.
Story: Giuseppe Tornatore traces three generations of a Sicilian family in in the Sicilian town of Bagheria (known as Baarìa in the local Sicilian dialect), from the 1930s to the 1980s, to tell the story of the loves, dreams and delusions of an unusual ...
Style: sincere, atmospheric, semi serious, touching, realistic ...
Plot: fascism, social differences, politics, small town, election, communism, family relations, hopes, love and romance, state affairs, family life, small town life ...
Time: 30s, 50s, 20th century, 70s, 40s ...
Place: sicily, italy, europe, sicily italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Graceful Brute (1962)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A son hoards money stolen from the talent agency employing him, but his efforts are in vain when the money goes missing under odd circumstances.
Plot: mistress, eavesdropping, father son relationship, money, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, embezzlement, comedy of manners, tax evasion, living together, suicide, absurdism ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%