Movies like Primary Colors

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Primary Colors (1998)
 6.6
 27K
Primary Colors (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, France, Germany, Japan, USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: In this adaptation of the best-selling roman à clef about Bill Clinton's 1992 run for the White House, the young and gifted Henry Burton is tapped to oversee the presidential campaign of Governor Jack Stanton. Burton is pulled into the politician's colorful world and looks on as Stanton -- who has a wandering eye that could be his downfall -- contends with his ambitious wife, Susan, and an outspoken adviser, Richard Jemmons.
Style: thought provoking, semi serious, cynical, humorous, realistic, intense, talky, witty, clever, suspense ...
Plot: politics, scandal, presidential election, media, extramarital affair, head of state, couple relations, rise to the top, state affairs, supportive spouse, satire, adultery, presidential candidate, usa president, white house, family relations, love and romance, ambition, infidelity, couples, campaign, dishonesty, debate, media satire, president ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 70s
Place: new hampshire, california, new york

Most similar movies to Primary Colors

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, clever, humorous and suspense films with plots about satire, politics, corruption, society, dishonesty, storytelling and media mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Primary Colors: Wag the Dog (1997), The Candidate (1972), Bob Roberts (1992), Running Mates (2000), Man of the Year (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.2
 77K
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: talky, humorous, realistic, thought provoking, suspense ...
Plot: political conspiracy, presidential election, political corruption, satire, election, election campaign, cia, senator, politics, war, journalism, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: albania, washington d.c., usa, latin america, iraq ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, liberal, republican, democrat, state affairs, satire, u.s. senator ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, san francisco, san diego california, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.0
 13K
Bob Roberts (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Mock documentary about an upstart candidate for the U.S. Senate written and directed by actor Tim Robbins. Bob Roberts is a folksinger with a difference: He offers tunes that protest welfare chiselers, liberal whining, and the like. As the ...
Style: witty, cynical, humorous, political comedy, talky ...
Plot: republican, political satire, politics, assassination attempt, political campaign, election campaign, senator, conservative, manipulation, journalism, society, ambition ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, nicaragua, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 5.6
 599
Running Mates (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A governor running for President gets revealed to be a serial philanderer.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, biting, suspense
Plot: idealism, campaign, politics, ambition, lifestyle, fighting the system, rise to the top, democrat, political intrigue, society, workplace, love affair ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, michigan, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Man of the Year (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The irreverent host of a political satire talk show decides to run for president and expose corruption in Washington. His stunt goes further than he expects when he actually wins the election, but a software engineer suspects that a computer glitch ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, sincere, realistic, twists and turns ...
Plot: politics, presidential election, media, campaign, state affairs, head of state, couples, against the odds, love and romance, comedian, satire, conspiracy theory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 5.5
 18K
Head of State (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When a presidential candidate dies unexpectedly in the middle of the campaign, the Democratic party unexpectedly picks a Washington, D.C. alderman, Mays Gilliam (Rock) as his replacement .
Style: humorous, realistic, witty, semi serious, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: presidential election, election campaign, politics, state affairs, ambition, republican, fish out of water, head of state, satire, white house, bail bondsman, rescue ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., chicago illinois, nashville tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Spinning Boris (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Russian political elite hires American consultants to help with President Yeltsin's re-election campaign when his approval rating is down to single digits.
Style: clever, realistic, semi serious, talky, humorous ...
Plot: politics, ambition, idealism, leadership, head of state, rise to the top, political unrest, political conspiracy, political intrigue, fighting the system, culture clash, society ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 1990s, year 1996
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Our Brand Is Crisis (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A feature film based on the documentary "Our Brand Is Crisis", which focuses on the use of American political campaign strategies in South America.
Style: satirical, tricky, clever, harsh, light ...
Audience: kids
Plot: political campaign, presidential campaign, rivals, politician, election, presidential candidate, debate, sabotage, humiliation, political, conspiracy, world politics ...
Time: year 2002
Place: bolivia, south america, california, latin america, new orleans ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.8
 24K
Bulworth (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A suicidally disillusioned liberal politician puts a contract out on himself and takes the opportunity to be bluntly honest with his voters by affecting the rhythms and speech of hip-hop music and culture.
Style: witty, humorous, thought provoking, satirical, clever ...
Plot: politics, liberal, hip hop, political satire, political corruption, senator, interracial romance, insurance, romance, americana, fighting the system, society ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, washington d.c., united states ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.0
 16K
Canadian Bacon (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Canadian Bacon is the only fictitious film from Director Michael Moore. This comedy is about an American president who decides to go to war to bring the public’s opinion of him up during election time. Canadian Bacon is actor John Candy’s last ...
Style: humorous, talky, semi serious, political comedy, satirical ...
Plot: politics, white house, satire, dishonesty, political conspiracy, cold war, farce, head of state, culture clash, nothing goes right, state affairs, conspiracy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, canada, united states, iraq, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: manipulation, media, media satire, political intrigue, political corruption, manipulations, journalism, campaign, dishonesty, state affairs, corrupt politician, blackmail ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.1
 17K
Swing Vote (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In a remarkable turn of events, the result of the presidential election comes down to one man's vote.
Style: humorous, semi serious, satirical, touching, entertaining ...
Plot: politics, political campaign, presidential election, election, small town, parents and children, state affairs, single father, father daughter relationship, campaign, media, u.s. president ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: new mexico, usa, albuquerque new mexico, mexico, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.3
 1K
Grassroots (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Grant Cogswell, a liberal music critic decides to run for city council against a popular black incumbent and is assisted by a reporter who recently lost his job. Initially given no chance, things turn dark when Cogswell makes it into the general ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, witty, realistic, biting ...
Plot: ambition, satire, campaign, friends, society, unemployment, politics, against the odds, election campaign, political campaign, campaigning, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 21st century
Place: washington d.c., usa, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.6
 1K
The New Age (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Peter and Katherine Witner are Southern California super-yuppies with great jobs but no center to their lives. When they both lose their jobs and begin marital infidelities, their solution is to start their own business together. In order to find ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, cynical, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: satire, self discovery, filmmaking, society, crumbling marriage, family problems, love and romance, couple relations, breakup, infidelity, rise and fall, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Late Shift (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: David Letterman vies with Jay Leno and his manager to succeed Johnny Carson, retiring from "The Tonight Show."
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, talky, clever ...
Plot: rivalry, showbiz, tv show, media, artists and showbiz, contests and competitions, ambition, late night, media satire, television show, talk show host, comedian ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1991, year 1992, 1990s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.3
 24K
Celebrity (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The career and personal life of writer Lee are at a standstill, so he divorces his bashful wife, Robin, and dives into a new job as an entertainment journalist. His assignments take him to the swankiest corners of Manhattan, but as he jumps from one ...
Style: witty, cynical, stylized, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: filmmaking, ambition, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, showbiz, lifestyle, spectacle, satire, writing, film within a film, ex wife ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.9
 729
Tanner '88 (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 353 min.
Story: In 1988, renegade filmmaker Robert Altman and Pulitzer Prize–winning Doonesbury cartoonist Garry Trudeau created a presidential candidate, ran him alongside the other hopefuls during the primary season, and presented their media campaign as a ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, biting, suspense, witty ...
Plot: politics, satire, election, parents and children, state affairs, network, society, ambition, campaign, idealism, americana, self discovery ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An ophthalmologist's mistress threatens to reveal their affair to his wife, while a married documentary filmmaker is infatuated by another woman.
Style: thought provoking, talky, cynical, witty, humorous ...
Plot: murder, mistress, adultery, professor, infidelity, blackmail, crime, crimes, loveless marriage, couple relations, human nature, moral dilemma ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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The Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer (1970)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Fresh-faced young Michael Rimmer worms his way into an opinion poll company and is soon running the place. He uses this as a springboard to get into politics and in the mini-skirted flared-trousered world of 1970 Britain starts to rise through the ...
Style: not serious, biting, realistic, witty, clever ...
Plot: politics, satire, manipulation, head of state, rise to the top, state affairs, manipulations, media satire, nudity (full frontal - brief), media, society, political corruption ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.7
 3K
Power (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Pete St. John is a powerful and successful political consultant, with clients spread around the country. When his long-time friend and client Ohio senator Sam Hastings decides to quit politics, he is rapidly drafted to help with the campaign of the ...
Style: realistic, serious, cynical, clever, talky
Plot: political corruption, politics, manipulation, campaign, society, state affairs, manipulations, political intrigue, fighting the system, dishonesty, legal, journalism ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.7
 23K
Nashville (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 160 min.
Story: This movie tells the intersecting stories of various people connected to the music business in Nashville. Barbara Jean is the reigning queen of Nashville but is near collapse. Linnea and Delbert Reese have a shaky marriage and 2 deaf children. Opal ...
Style: talky, biting, suspense, clever, realistic ...
Plot: satire, politics, multiple storylines, rally, country music, candidate, music, americana, campaign, sexual content, profanity, society ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: tennessee, nashville tennessee, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.7
 20K
State and Main (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A Hollywood Film unit invades a small Vermont town leading to wholesale abandonment of values and virtue. A smart, warm and funny movie - and not just for movie buffs. Tagline: When a film crew came to Waterford, Vermont - They Shot First And Asked ...
Style: talky, humorous, realistic, feel good, funny ...
Audience: date night
Plot: small town, film within a film, amateur theater, filmmaking, americana, small town life, lifestyle, love and romance, movie business, showbiz, disorder, nothing goes right ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new england, vermont, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.6
 3K
The Best Man (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The other party is in disarray. Five men vie for the party nomination for president. No one has a majority as the first ballot closes and the front-runners begin to decide how badly they want the job.
Style: serious, realistic, cynical, rough, social realism ...
Plot: politics, election campaign, political intrigue, ambition, rise to the top, rivalry, corrupt politician, power relations, media, head of state, state affairs, opponent ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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The Decline of the American Empire (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Four very different Montreal university teachers gather at a rambling country house to prepare a dinner. Remy (married), Claude (a homosexual), Pierre (involved with a girlfriend) and Alain (a bachelor) discuss sex, the female body and their affairs ...
Style: witty, talky, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: infidelity, s&m, battle of the sexes, couples, couple relations, love and romance, dishonesty, human nature, radical, friendship, weekend, satire ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada, montreal, montreal quebec, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 8.0
 64K
Being There (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: West Germany, USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A simple-minded gardener named Chance has spent all his life in the Washington D.C. house of an old man. When the man dies, Chance is put out on the street with no knowledge of the world except what he has learned from television.
Style: witty, thought provoking, semi serious, realistic, meditative ...
Plot: comedy of errors, politics, president, lawyer, secret service, innocence, white house, businessman, fish out of water, satire, professor, mistaken identity ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.3
 11K
Shampoo (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: George Roundy is a Beverly Hills hairstylist whose uncontrolled libido stands between him and his ambitions. He wants the security of a relationship. He wants to be a hairdressing "star" and open his own salon. But the fact that he beds ...
Style: sexual, sexy, witty, biting, suspense ...
Plot: love triangle, nudity (full frontal - brief), election, hippie, loan, womanizer, hairdresser, presidential election, satire, politics, infidelity, hollywood ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1968, 70s
Place: los angeles, beverly hills, california, usa, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Second Civil War (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When a planeload of Pakistani orphans are shipped to his state for permanent relocation, the governor of Idaho (Beau Bridges, who won an Emmy) defies the president (Phil Hartman) and closes the state's border. News Net Television, a cable news ...
Style: cynical, humorous, witty, semi serious, dark humor ...
Plot: journalism, politics, white house, translator, terrorism, satire, militia, illegal immigration, civil war, culture clash, manipulation, misfit ...
Time: future, 2000s
Place: idaho, usa, middle east, pakistan, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.2
 88K
Election (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A high school teacher's personal life becomes complicated as he works with students during the school elections.
Style: cynical, witty, humorous, semi serious, biting ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: satire, jealousy, teacher, high school, election, party, infidelity, teachers and students, lifestyle, teenage life, society, campaign ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: nebraska, washington d.c., new york, usa, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.4
 813
Hyenas (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Switzerland, France, Senegal, UK, Netherlands, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: After being kicked out of her African village three decades earlier for getting pregnant out of wedlock, Linguere (Ami Diakhate) has returned home. While Linguere has done well for herself, her home village has fallen on hard economic times. Intent ...
Style: semi serious, suspense, cynical, clever, witty ...
Plot: african, satire, politics, rich and poor, life is a bitch, materialism, society, couples, dishonesty, village, pregnancy, rise to the top ...
Time: 90s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Daytrippers (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Eliza D'Amico thinks her marriage to Louis is going great, until she finds a mysterious love note to her husband. Concerned, she goes to her mother for advice. Eliza, her parents, her sister Jo and Jo's boyfriend all pile into a station ...
Style: witty, talky, humorous, clever, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, adultery, on the road, brawl, drunkenness, rooftop, chance meeting, suburbs, infidelity, couples, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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