Movies like The American Way

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The American Way (1986)
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The American Way (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A group of Vietnam vets disturbs television programs from a B-29 airplane. They want to sabotage Mrs Westinghouse's political campaign who is running for the Senate in support of US military involvement in South America. Mrs Westinghouse orders some nuclear missiles to be launched against the saboteurs, but they manage to avoid the impact and even succeed in exposing a big secret of hers.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, biting, suspense, cynical
Plot: airplane, vietnam veteran, military, politics, danger, escapades, on the road, terrorism, fighting the system, journalism, anti hero, anti war, radio show, media, rebelliousness, head of state, prank, state affairs, anti heroes, heroes, rebellion, campaign, society, idealism, airplane trip ...
Time: 80s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, realistic and witty films with plots about satire, society, state affairs, politics, media, fighting the system and dishonesty mostly in Comedy, Drama and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like The American Way: Tanner on Tanner (2004), Britannia Hospital (1982), The Second Civil War (1997), Spaced Out (2006), Running Mates (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Tanner on Tanner (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
TV show
Story: Tanner on Tanner is a follow up to celebrated filmmaker Robert Altman and DOONESBURY cartoonist Gary Trudeau's political satire TANNER '88, a mockumentary following a fictional democratic presidential candidate (Michael Murphy) on his ...
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, cynical, biting ...
Plot: satire, fighting the system, undercover, manhunt, moral dilemma, campaign, state affairs, journalism, rebellion, lifestyle, politics, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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95%
Britannia Hospital (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Britannia Hospital, an esteemed English institution, is marking its gala anniversary with a visit by the Queen Mother herself. But when investigative reporter Mick Travis arrives to cover the celebration, he finds the hospital under siege by ...
Style: suspense, witty, offbeat, humorous, clever ...
Plot: hospital, satire, nudity (full frontal - brief), mad scientist, fighting the system, journalism, nothing goes right, state affairs, society, doctors and patients, chaos and mayhem, chaos ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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: biting, cynical, suspense, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: politics, journalism, white house, translator, satire, terrorism, civil war, illegal immigration, militia, chaos and mayhem, media satire, racism ...
Time: future, 2000s
Place: idaho, middle east, usa, pakistan, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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Spaced Out (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The planet earth is in peril of impending doom, and maniacal destructive forces from outer space are closely at hand! Twisted, demented alien terrorists are single-handedly about to reap horrific havoc on earth and threaten life itself. Meanwhile, ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, exciting, offbeat ...
Plot: journalism, media, captivity, chaos and mayhem, abduction, disorder, save the planet, save the world, danger, heroes, benign alien, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, biting, suspense ...
Plot: campaign, politics, fighting the system, ambition, lifestyle, rise to the top, democrat, political intrigue, love affair, workplace, head of state, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, michigan, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Whoops Apocalypse (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a small British owned island in the Caribbean is invaded and the world's most dangerous terrorist kidnaps a member of the Royal family, the countdown to World War 3 begins. If anyone can prevent the oncoming apocalypse it's the ...
Style: humorous, clever, witty, suspense, biting ...
Plot: satire, chaos and mayhem, terrorism, island, state affairs, society, profanity, silly humor, nudity (full frontal - brief), chaos, head of state, politics ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, england, caribbean, britain, ussr ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Amazing Grace (1974)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Amazing Grace is a 1974 light comedy featuring black comedienne Moms Mabley as a widow who tries to influence the local mayoral election in Baltimore, Maryland, after she discovers that a black candidate is being used by the incumbent mayor to ...
Style: humorous, offbeat, biting, cynical, realistic ...
Plot: racism, farce, satire, ambition, underdog, workplace, media, heroic mission, interracial relations, political corruption, discrimination, social decay ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, baltimore
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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: witty, humorous, clever, suspense, cynical ...
Plot: politics, satire, state affairs, manipulations, media, head of state, dishonesty, ambition, rise to the top, disorder, nudity (full frontal - brief), manipulation ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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HealtH (1980)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: HealtH is set at a health food convention at a Florida luxury hotel, where a powerful political organization is deciding on a new president.
Style: witty, humorous, clever, cynical, biting ...
Plot: hotel, satire, convention, fighting the system, media, wedding, campaign, couples, cooking and food, politics, state affairs, society ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: florida, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Bill Maher... But I'm Not Wrong (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: In front of a live audience at the Raleigh Memorial Auditorium at the Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts in Raleigh, North Carolina, the Emmy-nominated host of Real Time with Bill Maher performs an all-new hour of stand-up comedy.  ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, cynical, witty ...
Plot: politics, comedian, artists and showbiz, democrat, society, state affairs, live performance, topical humor, political satire, adult humor, joke, live audience ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Beach Party at the Threshold of Hell (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Based on the concept of "New America" in the year 2097, two decades after a nuclear apocalypse, Tex Kennedy, two robotic ex-secret service agents, and a female cannibal journey to find a famously dangerous area known as the "Threshold ...
Style: humorous, futuristic, semi serious, political comedy
Plot: politics, satire, survival, save the world, society, apocalypse, future dystopia, race against time, danger, escapades, chaos, dark humor ...
Time: future
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Conventioneers (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: At the 2004 Republican Nation Convention, love blooms between a Republican delegate and a Democrat protesting the event.
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: opposites attract, politics, democrat, introspection, love affair, idealism, moral dilemma, couples, campaign, injustice, fighting the system, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, madison square garden manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, texas, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Last Days of Switzerland (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Switzerland, Germany, Austria
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A naive girl's love for Switzerland is put to the test in this satiric comedy. Irina (Yelena Panova) is a woman from Russia who all her life has always been fascinated by Switzerland and longs to live there some day, though her notion of Swiss ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, witty, clever ...
Plot: prostitute, dishonesty, injustice, social decay, state affairs, immigrants, politics, workplace, satire, love and romance, friendship, romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: switzerland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, head of state, leadership, rise to the top, idealism, political unrest, political intrigue, political conspiracy, culture clash, campaign, fighting the system ...
Time: contemporary, 1990s, year 1996, 90s
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Tanner '88 (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 353 min.
TV show
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: witty, humorous, clever, cynical, biting ...
Plot: politics, election, satire, self discovery, media satire, parents and children, fish out of water, campaign, realism, disorder, network, family relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Trail of the Screaming Forehead (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A small town infestation of crawling alien foreheads that begin attaching to people and taking them over collides with a scientist's experiments to extract foreheadazine and things go horribly horribly wrong.
Style: stylized, humorous, suspenseful, semi serious, offbeat ...
Plot: evil alien, space and aliens, supernatural, mad scientist, save the planet, danger, disorder, alien encounter, heroes, escapades, rivalry, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Bill Maher: I'm Swiss (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Political comedy about the Government (domestic and foreign policies), the president, the public's own ignorance and faults, and so forth. He also makes some hilarious detours in his own renditions of rap lyrics read out in proper, coherent ...
Style: witty, humorous, realistic, cynical, talky ...
Plot: democrat, artists and showbiz, dark humor, state affairs, joke, stand up comedian, satire, drugs, comedian, live audience, politics, election ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, iraq, canada, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Pentagon Wars (1998)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: From the director of “Made In America” and “The Money Pit” comes a hilarious look at one of the most expensive blunders in military history. Over 17 years and almost as many billion dollars have gone into devising the BFV (Bradley Fighting ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, disturbing, clever ...
Plot: u.s. army, gulf war, vietnam war, soldier, cold war, military, military life, danger, undercover, state affairs, workplace intrigue, government agency ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 70s, 1990s
Place: pentagon, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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The Monitors (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Earthlings chafe at the peace established by a benevolent alien race and set about to rebel.
Style: humorous, offbeat, semi serious, psychotronic
Plot: satire, alien, rebellion, propaganda, disorder, alien encounter, filmmaking, space and aliens, danger, politics, evil alien, state affairs ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Being Michael Madsen (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Actor Michael Madsen turns the tables on notorious paparazzo, Billy Dant, by hiring a trio of documentary filmmakers to chronicle Dant's life, loves, and troubles.
Style: cynical, witty, semi serious, humorous, suspense ...
Plot: satire, actor's life, showbiz, paparazzi, filmmaking, private vs public, false accusation, celebrity culture, society, vengeance, journalism, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Wrong Is Right (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Political double-talk, dirty tricks, hidden microphones, spy satellites, bugging the Oval Office and a nuclear bomb for sale are all ingredients in this swift, funny and frightening look at the possibilities in today's political arenas. Sean ...
Style: suspenseful, humorous, witty, cynical, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, satire, assassination, politics, political satire, political conspiracy, media satire, political corruption, farce, rebelliousness, crimes, secret agents ...
Time: 80s, near future
Place: manhattan new york city, texas, north africa, new york, san antonio texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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: humorous, semi serious, witty, realistic, biting ...
Plot: ambition, satire, against the odds, politics, unemployment, friends, campaign, society, election campaign, political campaign, campaigning, underdog ...
Time: 21st century
Place: seattle, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Morons from Outer Space (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The story begins on a small spaceship docking with a refueling station. On board are a group of four aliens, Bernard, Sandra, Desmond, and Julian. During a particularly tedious period of their stay at the station, the other three begin playing with ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, parody, cult film ...
Plot: outer space, disorder, misfit, space travel, heroic mission, mistaken identity, friendship, celebrity culture, ship, alien encounter, fish out of water, anti hero ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Loaf and Camouflage (1984)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Greece
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The film is the story of a group of soldiers, who, in the course of their compulsory military service in 1967 and 1968, before and during the military dictatorship in Greece, are assigned to the then recently founded Armed Forces Television. This TV ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, witty, offbeat, humorous ...
Plot: filmmaking, greek, military, soldier, satire, dictatorship, army, tv station, porn, fighting the system, state affairs, society ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 80s, year 1967
Place: greece, europe, athens, hellas, athens greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Anarchy TV (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A group of anarchists use their public-access TV show to satirize the government until a right-wing preacher attempts to shut them down.
Style: witty, humorous, offbeat, suspense, cynical ...
Plot: satire, friends, tv show, parents and children, society, media, clergy, fighting the system, rebellion, activism, teenager, preacher ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Lower Learning (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Barry Goldwater Elementary is on the brink of collapse: the lowest test scores in the state, teachers who are either drunk or having sex on school grounds, and a principal who extorts money from parents. It's up to Tom, the down-on-his-luck ...
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: school, against the odds, rebellion, ambition, dedicated educator, fighting the system, teachers and students, teenage life, high school life, idealism, satire, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Calls Controlled (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Poland
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Brilliantly funny comedy finds humor in what was otherwise a terrifying time, the outbreak of Martial Law in Poland in 1981.
Style: humorous, biting, suspense, semi serious, realistic
Plot: government agency, heroes, anti heroes, undercover, politics, society, dark humor, labor union, anti hero, state affairs, moral dilemma, working class ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The American Ruling Class (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: This inventive, mildly fictionalized documentary follows noted editor Lewis Lapham as he introduces two Ivy League graduates to America's elite in an effort to examine the role of class and moneyed privilege in American democracy. With stops at ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, cynical, thought provoking, biting ...
Plot: satire, politics, moral dilemma, social decay, rise to the top, ambition, lifestyle, idealism, americana, injustice, society, state affairs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The French Minister (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Alexandre Taillard de Vorms is a force to be reckoned with. With his silver mane and tanned, athletic body, he stalks the world stage as Minister of Foreign Affairs for France, waging his own war backed up by the holy trinity of diplomatic concepts: ...
Style: realistic, humorous, witty, semi serious, suspense ...
Plot: politics, un, workplace, state affairs, power relations, workplace intrigue, rivalry, boss and employee, administration, chief of staff, international relations, satire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Rendez-Vous of D?j?-Vu (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Hector meets Truquette on Bastille Day and becomes obsessed with seducing her. The plan is to get her to the seaside pronto. Pator is not complaining, especially if her friend Charlotte comes along for the ride. So off they go, down the country ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, captivating, offbeat
Plot: obsessive quest, on the road, society, friends, love and romance, escapades, love, absurd humor, political unrest, college graduate, legislation, politics ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%