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The Secret Diary of Desmond Pfeiffer
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The Secret Diary of Desmond Pfeiffer is an American sitcom that aired on UPN in 1998. Before it was even debuted, the series set off a storm of controversy because of a perceived light-hearted take on the issue of American slavery.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: head of state, american civil war, politics, sitcom, boss and employee, state affairs, political intrigue
Time: 19th century
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Yes Minister
Comedy
UK
30 min.
 8.6
Tanner '88
Comedy
USA
353 min.
 8.0
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and witty films and TV series with plots about state affairs, politics, head of state, society, dishonesty, media and campaign mostly in Comedy, Drama and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Secret Diary of Desmond Pfeiffer: DAG (2000), Yes, Prime Minister (1986), Yes Minister (1980), Amazing Grace (1974), Protocol (1984). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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DAG
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: DAG is an American sitcom that aired from November 2000 to May 2001 on NBC. It was named after its star, David Alan Grier, who stars as United States Secret Service agent Jerome Daggett. Daggett's name, in turn, is a back-formation. The show ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: sitcom, head of state, special agents, fish out of water, state affairs, government agency, political conspiracy, teenage life, campaign, media, undercover, disorder ...
Time: 90s
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System:   95%
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Yes, Prime Minister
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: James Hacker MP the Government's bumbling minister for Administrative Affairs is propelled along the corridors of power to the very pinnacle of politics - No. 10. Could this have possibly have been managed by his trusted Permanent Private ...
Style: talky, clever, not serious, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: sitcom, politics, head of state, political intrigue, workplace situations, dishonesty, state affairs, british humour, prime minister, boss and employee, power relations, workplace ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe
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System:   93%
    User:   100%
 
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Yes Minister
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Set principally in the private office of a British Cabinet minister in the Department of Administrative Affairs in Whitehall, Yes Minister follows the ministerial career of The Rt Hon Jim Hacker MP, played by Paul Eddington. His various struggles to ...
Style: talky, clever, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: sitcom, politics, political intrigue, workplace situations, state affairs, power relations, workplace, british humour, politician, manipulations, boss and employee, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, europe
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System:   91%
    User:   74%
 
 5.8
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Amazing Grace
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, semi serious, offbeat, realistic, biting ...
Plot: head of state, fighting the system, politics, rise to the top, interracial relations, discrimination, political conspiracy, political corruption, political intrigue, racism, social decay, campaign ...
Time: 70s
Place: baltimore, usa
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System:   87%
    User:   88%
 
 5.4
 4K
Protocol
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Sweet, unsophisticated Sunny is working as a cocktail waitress. She saves a visiting dignitary and as a reward she gets a top-office job in the Washington beehive. She has to fight against a devious protocol officer but with her charms, she saves ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, satirical ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: fish out of water, politics, assassin, state affairs, romance, head of state, odd couple, assassination attempt, fight scenes, transformation, assassination, fantasy world ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, middle east
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System:   77%
    User:   84%
 
 7.3
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Spin City
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Spin City is a smart, sophisticated sitcom about the behind-the-scenes workings of City Hall in the biggest city in America. Workaholic Mike Flaherty is the Deputy Mayor of New York City, serving as Mayor Randall Winston's key strategist and ...
Style: talky, humorous, not serious, witty, realistic ...
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Time: 90s, 20th century, 21st century, 2000s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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    User:   89%
 
Tanner on Tanner
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
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, semi serious, witty, realistic, biting ...
Plot: fighting the system, politics, government agency, head of state, journalism, media satire, political conspiracy, filmmaking, campaign, artists and showbiz, media, state affairs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   69%
    User:   75%
 
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 659
Tanner '88
Genre: Comedy
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: clever, semi serious, humorous, realistic, witty ...
Plot: politics, head of state, idealism, political corruption, campaign, fighting the system, americana, media, society, state affairs, journalism, self discovery ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   68%
    User:   75%
 
The Assassination Bureau
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The Assassination Bureau has existed for decades (perhaps centuries) until Diana Rigg begins to investigate it. The high moral standing of the Bureau (only killing those who deserve it) is called into question by her. She puts out a contract for the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, dark humor, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: politics, government agency, crime, head of state, assassination, secret agents, assassination attempt, espionage, race against time, political conspiracy, political intrigue, chase ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 19th century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   65%
    User:   75%
 
Linda Lovelace for President
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An intentionally campy film designed to capitalize on Linda Lovelace's sudden fame following "Deep Throat", this film centers around Linda's fictional grass roots campaign to run for president. Touring the country with a rag-tag ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: americana, farce, head of state, rise to the top, looking for sex, campaign, media, society, state affairs, politics, assassination attempt, leadership ...
Time: 70s
Place: america
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   64%
    User:   59%
 
 5.7
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1600 Penn
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: 1600 Penn is an American single camera television comedy series about a dysfunctional family living in the White House. The series stars Jenna Elfman, Bill Pullman and Josh Gad. Gad, along with Jason Winer and Jon Lovett jointly created the central ...
Style: talky, humorous, not serious, realistic
Plot: white house, sitcom, dysfunctional family, head of state, parents and children, family relations, politics, couple relations, teenage life, state affairs, family problems, usa president ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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System:   64%
    User:   61%
 
Kisses for My President
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: When the women of America join together on election day and elect a Leslie McCloud as the US President, things get a little awkward. Especially for her husband Thad McCloud. He, as First Husband, must take over the job as The First Lady, in the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic
Plot: head of state, politics, state affairs, couples, battle of the sexes, feminism, couple relations, pregnancy, workplace situations, family life, family relations, disorder ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   70%
 
 6.2
 230
Barbershop
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Calvin Palmer is the owner of a barbershop on the Southside of Chicago. Reluctantly inheriting the neighborhood establishment and popular hangout from his father, he juggles his responsibilities to his clients, his family, and his community as a ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, touching
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   55%
 
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Running Mates
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
Plot: politics, couple relations, love affair, campaign, fighting the system, ambition, dishonesty, love and romance, media, idealism, society, state affairs ...
Time: 90s
Place: michigan, usa
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System:   62%
    User:   74%
 
That's My Bush!
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: That's My Bush! is an American comedy television series that aired on Comedy Central from April 4 to May 23, 2001. Created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone, best known for also creating South Park, the series centers on the fictitious personal ...
Style: humorous, not serious, offbeat, realistic
Plot: sitcom, politics, parody, goofy hero, head of state, state affairs, disorder, couple relations, media, usa president, white house, maid ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   60%
    User:   58%
 
 6.7
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Spinning Boris
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: talky, humorous, semi serious, witty, realistic ...
Plot: head of state, rise to the top, idealism, culture clash, media satire, political conspiracy, political intrigue, politics, political unrest, campaign, fighting the system, media ...
Time: contemporary, year 1996, 1990s
Place: russia, moscow russia
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System:   60%
    User:   51%
 
The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Musical, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The Bower Family Band petitions the Democratic National Committee to sing a Grover Cleveland rally song at the 1888 convention, but decide instead to move to the Dakota territory on the urging of a suitor to their eldest daughter. There, Grampa ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, realistic, feel good
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: music band, family, forbidden love, friendship, parents and children, siblings relations, romance, cinderella story, campaign, fall in love, americana, family life ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: south dakota, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   61%
 
 8.2
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Veep
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
Story: A look into American politics, revolving around former Senator Selina Meyer who finds being Vice President of the United States is nothing like she expected and everything everyone ever warned her about.
Style: not serious, humorous, talky, clever, realistic ...
Plot: politics, sitcom, verbal byplay, state affairs, boss and employee, workplace situations, workplace, power relations, vice president, political satire, politician, loyalty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   54%
 
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Royal Canadian Air Farce
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 22 min.
Story: A comedy sketch show focusing on Canadian events and affairs.
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: politics, celebrity culture, media satire, society, head of state, journalism, media, state affairs, new year, lifestyle, live broadcast, live audience ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   47%
 
 6.0
 219
Foreign Body
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Banerjee stars as Ram Das, a jobless Indian man who, tired of life in Calcutta, steals money from his father in order to afford a passage to Britain and while there, falls in love with a white woman.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: unemployment, romance, politics, head of state, switching roles, heist, bus, dishonesty, fake doctor, love and romance, society, state affairs ...
Time: 80s
Place: asia, england, europe, india, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   42%
 
The New Statesman
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
Story: The New Statesman is a British sitcom of the late 1980s and early 1990s satirising the Conservative government of the time. It was written by Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran at the request of, and as a starring vehicle for, its principal actor, Rik ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, clever, realistic, witty ...
Plot: politics, legal action, workplace romance, media satire, suburbs, suburban life, tv show, workplace intrigue, sitcom, workplace situations, campaign, media ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: england, europe, northern england, yorkshire
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System:   48%
    User:   51%
 
 5.9
 15K
Canadian Bacon
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
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, satirical, witty ...
Plot: politics, farce, cold war, culture clash, president, conspiracy, head of state, political conspiracy, corruption, sarcasm, political, military ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada, usa, iraq, california
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System:   45%
    User:   53%
 
 7.4
 879
Roc Live
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Roc is an American comedy-drama television series which ran on Fox from August 1991 to May 1994. The series stars Charles S. Dutton as Baltimore garbage collector Roc Emerson and Ella Joyce as his wife Eleanor.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: sitcom, politics, family life, society, black family, social issues, working class, collector, network, scavenger, live broadcast, african american
Time: 90s
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   47%
 
The French Minister
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: humorous, semi serious, clever, realistic, witty ...
Plot: politics, workplace intrigue, state affairs, workplace, boss and employee, rivalry, power relations, un, chief of staff, administration, fictitious country, shoes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: france, paris france
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System:   43%
    User:   44%
 
 5.4
 17K
Head of State
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, clever, semi serious, funny, witty ...
Plot: politics, hip hop, president, head of state, white house, corruption, campaign, fish out of water, political, stereotypes, ambition, parody ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois, washington d.c.
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System:   43%
    User:   38%
 
The Prisoner of Zenda
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Anthony Hope's classic tale gets a decidedly 'un-classic' treatment at the hands of Peter Sellers. Following the story somewhat, friends of the new King Rudolph of Ruritania fear for his life, and switch him with a look-a-like London ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, exciting
Audience: family outing
Plot: kidnapping, adventure, head of state, hidden identity, misfit partners, romance, switching roles, political intrigue, escapades, sword fight, state affairs, disorder ...
Time: 70s
Place: england, europe, london
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System:   41%
    User:   38%
 
 7.9
 1K
Norm
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The Norm Show is an American television sitcom that ran from 1999 through 2001 on the ABC television network.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: sitcom, boss and employee, friendship, workplace situations, workplace, friends, power relations, parole officer, working the system, hockey, social worker, crime and punishment ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   32%
 
The George Carlin Show
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The George Carlin Show is an American sitcom that aired on the Fox network from January 1994 to July 1995. It was created jointly by veteran TV producer Sam Simon and the show's namesake, comedian George Carlin.
Style: humorous, semi serious, talky, clever, realistic ...
Plot: buddies, sitcom, city life, taxi, urban, bar, society, state affairs, workplace, friends, lifestyle, laughter ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
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System:   39%
    User:   36%
 

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Conventioneers
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, semi serious, witty, realistic, biting
Audience: girls' night
Plot: romance, head of state, fighting the system, college, politics, idealism, innocence lost, love affair, americana, cinderella story, political unrest, campaign ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, connecticut, madison square garden manhattan new york city, texas, manhattan new york city
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System:   38%
    User:   35%
 
Stark Raving Black
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Blustery funnyman Lewis Black hits the stage for his Comedy Central special, which finds the comic using his wry observational humor to skewer everything from Washington politicians and the tanking economy to cellphones and getting old.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: politics, artists and showbiz, state affairs, adult humor, political satire, comedian, stand up comedian, anger
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit
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System:   37%
    User:   39%
 
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