Movies like The Swissmakers

If you like "The Swissmakers" you are looking for humorous, clever and realistic movies about / with immigrants, politics, immigration, surveillance, bureaucracy, misfit and society themes of Comedy genre shot in Switzerland.
Find your next favorite and similar movies in two steps: 1. Identify all themes of interest from this film (block below). 2. Look for them in the presented list.
The Swissmakers (1978)
 7.2
 1K
The Swissmakers (1978)
Original name: Die Schweizermacher
Genre: Comedy
Country: Switzerland
Duration: 107 min.
Story: This romantic drama follows two policemen whose job is to investigate the lives of foreigners who have applied for Swiss citizenship. Among the applicants they must screen are a French psychiatrist and his wife, and a ballet dancer. The married couple are quickly accepted, but the dancer's life offers some objections. However, since the younger policeman has fallen in love with her, there is a chance that she, too, will win Swiss citizenship.
Style: humorous, clever, realistic, semi serious
Plot: immigrants, politics, immigration, surveillance, bureaucracy, misfit, society, culture clash, citizenship, police, german, forbidden love, racism, dancer, satire, flirting, flower shop, saxophonist, civil servant, irony, police officer, xenophobia, bureaucrat, factory worker, italian immigrant ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: switzerland

Movie in categories

Most similar movies to The Swissmakers

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and suspense films with plots about society, immigrants, disorder, satire, culture clash, misfit and politics mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like The Swissmakers: The Last Days of Switzerland (1999), Bread and Chocolate (1974), Crossing Borders (2006), I Am Self Sufficient (1976), Cassette Love (1981). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 ⇓
95%
Bread and Chocolate (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Italian immigrant tries to become a member of Swiss society but fails as a waiter and even as a chicken plucker. He then becomes involved with shady wealthy character and tries to hide his Italian identity. He refuses to give up no matter how awful ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, reflective, melancholic ...
Plot: immigrants, bittersweet, culture clash, friends, rich and poor, down on your luck, human nature, fish out of water, unemployment, disorder, snobbism, injustice ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: switzerland, europe, italy, australia, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Crossing Borders (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Spain 1960, the dawn of the country's economic development. Industrial "reorganization" means that many workers have lost their jobs and are forced to emigrate. Martin is one of them. Martin, his wife Pilar and their son Pablito live ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, humorous
Plot: emigration, misery, culture clash, social relations, society, workplace, family problems, politics, working class, family relations, job seeking, unemployment ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: switzerland, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
I Am Self Sufficient (1976)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Michele Apicella lives in Rome, in an apartment paid for by his father. Abandoned by his wife and his son Andrea, he occupies his time acting in an experimental theater company under the artistic direction of his friend Fabio.
Style: semi serious, realistic, experimental, clever, humorous ...
Plot: politics, society, artists and showbiz, actor's life, cause and meaning, direction and purpose, years of lead, stage play, theater, unrequited love, loneliness, communism ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Movie in collections
misfit movies
3578
realistic movies
27997
society movies
9735
70s movies
70s
4199
Cassette Love (1981)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Switzerland
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A comedy directed by Rolf Lyssy.
Plot: swiss, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, video cassette, male female relationship, satire, citizenship, video tape, wedding, bride and groom, marriage, foreigner, husband wife relationship
Place: switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.1
 485
Room to Rent (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ali is a young Egyptian screenwriter determined to succeed in London, where he has been a student. He loves the artistic and political freedom, the colours, the music, the individualism. But he has little money, his student visa is about to expire ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sexy, offbeat ...
Plot: unlikely couple, immigrants, down on your luck, society, writer's life, reincarnation, nightclub, culture clash, disorder, couples, gays and lesbians, gender ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: london, england, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Russian Disco (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Russendisko is the story of Wladimir, Andrej and Mischa. Three young Russian friends, who move from Moscow to Berlin in a lucky wave of emigration right after the fall of the Berlin wall. They take their chance looking for a better life and find ...
Style: humorous, touching, feel good, captivating, light ...
Plot: friendship, immigrants, society, misfit, adventure, rivalry, intrigue, friends, love and romance, berlin wall, dancer, cultural difference ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1990
Place: germany, berlin germany, russia, ussr, central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.6
 34
Win Win (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Switzerland, Belgium
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A Swiss mayor and a Chinese watchmaker living in the Jura decide to organize the semi-finals of Miss China in Switzerland.
Style: realistic, not serious, humorous, biting, suspense
Plot: ambition, society, campaign, culture clash, contests and competitions, beauty pageant, interracial friendship, chinese, disorder, interracial relations, media, mayor
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Movie in collections
Heaven Before I Die (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Jacob's feet are so turned out that he walks like Charlie Chaplin. He is different because of that and decides to emigrate from Palestine to Canada, where "everyone is equal". There everybody treats him kindly, and a thief ...
Style: offbeat, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: criminal heroes, farce, friendship, self discovery, heist, crimes, immigrants, misfit, society, love and romance, disability, oracle ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.1
 206
Masala (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An Indian-Canadian heroin addict becomes involved in the lives of his mother's family, watched over by the god Krishna.
Style: semi serious, clever, humorous, witty, emotional ...
Plot: society, life is a bitch, misfit, immigrants, drug dealing, dark humor, family relations, injustice, kids in trouble, urban ghetto, terrorism, down on your luck ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
James' Journey to Jerusalem (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 91 min.
Story: During his journey to Jerusalem young James learns the meaning of being Israeli.
Style: thought provoking, humorous, semi serious, realistic, clever ...
Plot: wisdom of life, friendship, change of luck, fish out of water, culture clash, boss and employee, society, misfit, immigrants, racism, social differences, satire ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.7
 694
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 ⇓
38%
 5.9
 444
Stella Street (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Michael Caine, Robert De Niro, Jack Nicholson and Roger Moore all live on a quiet street in Surbiton and Mick Jagger and Keith Richards run their corner shop - who knew?
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic, clever ...
Plot: disorder, fish out of water, misfit, satire, showbiz, culture clash, social decay, tv show, lifestyle, suburbs, celebrity culture, suburban life ...
Time: 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Postmark Paradise (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The Dirty Shame is the only bar in the small town of Paradise, Michigan. A burnt out, chain-smoking fortyish bar maid is the only waitress at The Dirty Shame. A group of local red necks conspiring to bring a mail order bride to their Midwest town ...
Style: touching, humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, fish out of water, starting over, society, culture clash, couple relations, couples, love and romance, romance, immigrants, husband wife relationship, mail order bride ...
Time: 90s
Place: ukraine, michigan, usa, kiev ukraine
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.1
 415
Hello, Goodbye (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Israel, Italy
Duration: 99 min.
Story: French film icons Gérard Depardieu and Fanny Ardant star in this romantic comedy about a Parisian couple in their fifties who share a comfortable life, a beautiful home, a posh country club and a midlife crisis. Following a dream vacation to Israel ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, feel good, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: rabbi, culture clash, fish out of water, midlife crisis, society, nothing goes right, religions or cults, disorder, romance, husband wife relationship, unfulfillment, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, france, middle east, europe, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 ⇓
33%
Nothing to Declare (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 108 min.
Story: During the elimination of the Belgian/French border in the 90s, a Belgian customs officer is forced to team up with one of his French counterparts.
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic, funny ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: culture clash, reluctant partners, customs officer, snobbism, unsupportive coworkers, society, politics, partners, frontier town, comedy duo, european union, coworker relationship ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 1990s, 20th century, year 1986 ...
Place: belgium, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Kumail Nanjiani: Beta Male (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: In his debut stand-up special, Kumail Nanjiani talks about all the things that terrify him completely.
Style: humorous, sincere, not serious, realistic
Plot: society, culture clash, immigrants, fish out of water, performer's life, grownups, childhood flashback, childhood trauma, pakistani, stand up comedian, childhood memory, theater ...
Time: 21st century, 80s, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, pakistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Movie in collections
racism movies
1776
dancer movies
2233
satire movies
3253
 6.0
 3K
Dr. Cabbie (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada, India
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An unemployed doctor turned cab driver becomes a local hero when he converts his taxi into a mobile clinic. Dr. CABBIE is the heart warming journey of a young Indian Doctor who immigrates to Canada with the selfless ambition of healing others while ...
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: fish out of water, doctor, hopes, follow your dream, workplace, disorder, workplace situations, interracial relations, misfit, buddies, love and romance, immigrants ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
When Pigs Have Wings (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After a tempest, fishermen do not find only fish in their nets. That is what happens to Jafaar, a poor fisherman who lives poorly in Gaza. And what he hauls in is really upsetting: imagine that, a pig! An unclean animal judged impure not only by the ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, biting, suspense
Plot: disorder, society, culture clash, suicide, misfit, nothing goes right, social misfits, down on your luck, working class, injustice, fishing boat, artificial insemination ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: palestinian authority, middle east, palestine
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.9
 342
Puckoon (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Ireland, UK, Germany
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Spike Milligan's book about the divided Irish village of Puckoon comes to the big screen.
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: comedy of errors, life turned upside down, satire, social relations, disorder, society, politics, cons and scams, political unrest, village life, village, border ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Queen of Hearts (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Eddie Luca is the youngest son in a family of Italian immigrants who has moved to London. Beginning from nowhere, they open a cafe in an Italian neighbourhood. One day their father loses the cafe, the home and his wedding ring by gambling.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, feel good, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: cafe, graphic violence, coming of age, love and romance, immigrants, youth, society, family relations, couples, family problems, profanity, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.2
 611
Homeland (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France, Morocco, Belgium
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Farid, a young 26-year-old Frenchman, must travel to Algeria to save his father's house. While discovering this country in which he had never before set foot, he succumbs to the charms of a host of astonishing characters whose humour and ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching
Plot: self discovery, fish out of water, win over, immigrants, society, disorder, misfit, lawyer
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: algeria, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Movie in collections
Stripper: Natasha Kizmet (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: It's Borat with Boobs! A hottie from Uzbekistan fends off perverts and porn stars, spins with strippers and finds the American dream.
Style: offbeat, sexual, humorous, sexy, semi serious ...
Plot: immigrants, society, gender, battle of the sexes, female nudity, priest, breast implant, stripper
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 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, satirical, political comedy ...
Plot: political conspiracy, politics, white house, satire, dishonesty, political satire, cold war, farce, head of state, culture clash, state affairs, nothing goes right ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, canada, united states, iraq, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.9
 68
Gringolandia (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Chile
Duration: 20 min.
TV show
Story: Web series that follows Peter, a Chilean immigrant struggling to succeed in New York City.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, light
Plot: immigrants, follow your dream, life turned upside down, ambition, society, social misfits
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: To improve its relations with Muslim countries, the United States government sends comedian Albert Brooks to south Asia to write a report on what makes followers of Islam laugh.
Style: witty, humorous, funny, parody, satirical ...
Plot: culture clash, nothing goes right, politics, society, actor's life, satire, islam, stand up comedian, sarcasm, farce, frame up, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary
Place: india, middle east, asia, new delhi, pakistan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
I Want to Go Home (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Joey Wellman, an American cartoonist from Cleveland now largely forgotten at home, visits France with his partner Lena to attend an exhibition in Paris about the comic strip (bande dessinée) which features his work. He also hopes to be reconciled ...
Style: humorous, offbeat, witty, clever, suspense ...
Plot: satire, culture clash, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, society, communication problem, disorder, estrangement, family relations, performer's life, fish out of water, parents and children ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Stark Raving Black (2009)
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, realistic, semi serious
Plot: adult humor, satire, state affairs, politics, artists and showbiz, stand up comedian, political satire, profanity, political humor, anger, comedian
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Nothing Personal (1980)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Environmentally concerned lawyer Abigail Adams works with Professor Roger Keller in his effort to protect baby seals from slaughter.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: idealism, couples, power relations, rebellion, battle of the sexes, dedicated lawyer, romance, legal action, fighting the system, legal, society, lawyer ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%