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The Secret Diary of Desmond Pfeiffer
Genre: Comedy, History
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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Tanner '88
Comedy
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353 min.
 8.0
The New Statesman
Comedy
UK
25 min.
 7.9
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, 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, History and Drama genres. Some movies like The Secret Diary of Desmond Pfeiffer: Yes, Prime Minister (1986), Yes Minister (1980), DAG (2000), Amazing Grace (1974), Spin City (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Yes, Prime Minister
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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 ...
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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, semi serious, clever, realistic, humorous ...
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Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, europe
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 5.6
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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: semi serious, humorous, 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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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, realistic, offbeat, biting ...
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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 ...
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The Assassination Bureau
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
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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: semi serious, humorous, dark humor, realistic, suspenseful ...
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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, realistic, feel good, satirical ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: fish out of water, politics, assassin, romance, state affairs, head of state, odd couple, assassination attempt, fight scenes, transformation, assassination, fantasy world ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   64%
    User:   56%
 
 8.0
 667
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: semi serious, clever, realistic, humorous, 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
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System:   63%
    User:   55%
 
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: farce, americana, head of state, rise to the top, looking for sex, campaign, media, society, state affairs, politics, assassination attempt, leadership ...
Time: 70s
Place: america
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System:   60%
    User:   48%
 
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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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 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: not serious, humorous, talky, realistic
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    User:   66%
 
Carlota Joaquina, Princess of Brazil
Genre: Comedy, History
Country: Brazil
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Story: A hot blooded Spanish princess plots to conquer her enemies and become queen.
Style: semi serious, offbeat, realistic, humorous, captivating
Plot: blind ambition, strong sexual content, royal family, ambition, state affairs, head of state, intrigue, leadership, rise and fall, forbidden love, love and romance, rivalry ...
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Foreign Body
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Time: 80s
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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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, touching
Plot: sitcom, family business, drugs/alcohol, workplace situations, workplace, friends, urban, social relations, buddies, barbershop, immigrants, politics ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa
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    User:   54%
 
Royal Canadian Air Farce
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 22 min.
Story: A comedy sketch show focusing on Canadian events and affairs.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, witty, offbeat ...
Plot: politics, celebrity culture, media satire, society, head of state, journalism, media, state affairs, new year, lifestyle, political satire, fake news report ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada
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    User:   51%
 
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: not serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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System:   56%
    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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good
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
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System:   55%
    User:   48%
 
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Ferdinando and Carolina
Genre: Comedy, History
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: On his death bed in the 1820s, King Ferdinando I of Naples tries to escape the ghosts of his bloody kingship by remembering his younger days, when he was allowed to go hunting and have fun, and inventing love games. Then he was obliged to marry Mary ...
Style: epic, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: betrayal, manipulations, couple relations, forbidden love, romance, infidelity, tragic love, true love, midlife crisis, royal family, dishonesty, love and romance ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: austria, italy, naples italy
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System:   54%
    User:   64%
 
 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: humorous, talky, semi serious, realistic, witty ...
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:   54%
    User:   64%
 
The Madness of King George
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: King George III's erratic behaviour leads to a plot in Parliament to have him declared insane and removed from the throne.
Style: talky, witty, clever, semi serious, dramatic ...
Plot: politics, mentally unstable, period piece, psychiatry, insanity, revolution, mental illness, doctors, british, royal court, political unrest, slavery ...
Time: 18th century, victorian england, 19th century, 1780s
Place: england, europe, london
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System:   51%
    User:   54%
 
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, clever, witty ...
Plot: politics, legal action, workplace romance, media satire, suburbs, suburban life, tv show, workplace intrigue, sitcom, british humour, workplace situations, campaign ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: england, europe, northern england, yorkshire
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System:   51%
    User:   56%
 
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, realistic, clever, witty ...
Plot: politics, workplace intrigue, state affairs, workplace, boss and employee, rivalry, power relations, un, chief of staff, administration, language, shoes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: france, paris france
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System:   48%
    User:   43%
 
Drunk History
Genre: Comedy, History
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Historical reenactments from A-list talent as told by inebriated storytellers. A unique take on the familiar and less familiar people and events from America’s great past as great moments in history are retold with unforgettable results.
Style: not serious, humorous, offbeat, realistic, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: americana, state affairs, alcohol abuse, disorder, american history, drunk, legislation, cultural icon, interview, guest, pop culture, absurd humor ...
Time: 1940s
Place: usa
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System:   47%
    User:   56%
 
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Royal Flash
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Cowardly rogue Harry Flashman's (Malcolm McDowell) schemes to gain entry to the royal circles of 19th-century Europe go nowhere until he meets a pair of devious nobles with their own agenda. At their urging, Flashman agrees to re-create himself ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat, stylized
Plot: soldier, farce, intrigue, escapades, adventure, sword fight, military, adventurer, betrayal, battle, military life, political intrigue ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s, 1800s
Place: europe
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System:   47%
    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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching, feel good
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: music band, forbidden love, family, friendship, parents and children, romance, siblings relations, cinderella story, campaign, fall in love, americana, family life ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: south dakota, usa
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System:   43%
    User:   40%
 
 6.4
 297
Bolivar Is Me
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History
Country: Colombia, France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Santiago Miranda¸ an actor representing Bolivar in a television series¸ leaves furious recording because it disagrees with the scripts they oblige die Bolívar¸ against the wall. Between the lucidity and the madness¸ Miranda really acts as a ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, captivating, biting
Plot: actor's life, artists and showbiz, state affairs, obsessive quest, politics, political unrest, revolution, parody, delusion, obsession, irony, actor
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colombia, latin america
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System:   42%
    User:   35%
 
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, realistic, feel good, 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:   42%
    User:   36%
 

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The American Way
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 ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, biting ...
Plot: airplane, idealism, on the road, anti war, radio show, campaign, fighting the system, politics, vietnam veteran, media, rebellion, society ...
Time: 80s
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System:   42%
    User:   45%
 
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Genre: Comedy, History, War
Country: Italy, Spain, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Elba island, 1814. Martino is a young teacher, idealist and strongly anti Napoleon, in love with the beautiful and noble Baroness Emily. The young man finds himself serving as librarian to the Great Emperor in exile, whom he deeply hates, yet soon ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: head of state, island, reluctant partners, writer's life, power relations, ego clash, leadership, revolution, politics, state affairs, social relations, napoleon bonaparte ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century
Place: france
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System:   40%
    User:   41%
 
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