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The Second Civil War (1997)
 6.7
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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 program that makes hay by reporting on political scandals, quickly spins the racist act into an overnight media sensation, creating a divide in national opinion over the issue.
Style: humorous, dark humor, offbeat, biting, futuristic, suspense, realistic, cynical, witty, semi serious
Plot: politics, journalism, white house, terrorism, translator, satire, civil war, militia, illegal immigration, misfit, racism, betrayal, fighting the system, manipulations, rebellion, manipulation, campaign, society, dishonesty, chaos and mayhem, media, chaos, political unrest, immigrants, disorder ...
Time: future, 2000s
Place: idaho, middle east, usa, pakistan, new york, texas, los angeles ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, humorous and biting films with plots about politics, state affairs, satire, society, media, dishonesty and campaign mostly in Comedy, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Second Civil War: The Perfect Dictatorship (2014), Spinning Boris (2003), Bob Roberts (1992), Wrong Is Right (1982), Grassroots (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, talky, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: politics, ambition, rise to the top, head of state, leadership, idealism, political unrest, culture clash, political conspiracy, political intrigue, rebellion, fighting the system ...
Time: contemporary, year 1996, 1990s, 90s
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 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, election campaign, political campaign, conservative, senator, manipulation, journalism, society, manipulations ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, nicaragua, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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: witty, humorous, suspenseful, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, politics, assassination, satire, political satire, political conspiracy, media satire, farce, rebelliousness, political corruption, fighting the system, investigation ...
Time: 80s, near future
Place: new york, u.s. capitol building, north africa, san antonio texas, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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 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: witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: satire, ambition, unemployment, campaign, society, politics, against the odds, friends, election campaign, political campaign, campaigning, profanity ...
Time: 21st century
Place: washington d.c., seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 6.6
 27K
Primary Colors (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA, France, Germany, Japan
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 ...
Style: thought provoking, semi serious, cynical, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: politics, presidential election, scandal, media, extramarital affair, head of state, couple relations, supportive spouse, rise to the top, state affairs, satire, adultery ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 70s
Place: new hampshire, california, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 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: serious, realistic, cynical, clever, talky
Plot: political corruption, politics, manipulation, state affairs, society, fighting the system, manipulations, campaign, political intrigue, ambition, dishonesty, legal ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 7.8
 753
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, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: politics, election, satire, self discovery, media satire, parents and children, fish out of water, family relations, realism, campaign, disorder, network ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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 6.2
 4K
Hi, Mom! (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Vietnam vet John Rubin returns to New York and rents a rundown flat in Greenwhich Village. It is in this flat that he begins to film, 'Peeping Tom' style, the people in the apartment across the street. His obsession with making films leads ...
Style: offbeat, witty, humorous, cynical, biting ...
Plot: voyeurism, pornography, opposites attract, couples, filmmaking, media satire, village, village life, terrorism, political unrest, obsession, celebrity culture ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, vietnam, asia, usa, greenwich village manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.6
 606
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, suspense, biting ...
Plot: campaign, politics, fighting the system, rise to the top, lifestyle, ambition, democrat, political intrigue, love affair, society, head of state, workplace ...
Time: 90s
Place: washington d.c., usa, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Thank You for Smoking (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Nick Naylor is a charismatic spin-doctor for Big Tobacco who'll fight to protect America's right to smoke -- even if it kills him -- while still remaining a role model for his 12-year old son. When he incurs the wrath of a senator bent on ...
Style: witty, humorous, cynical, entertaining, suspense ...
Plot: lobbyist, satire, marketing, social satire, advertising, reporter, tobacco, lie, lung cancer, capitalism, journalism, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., usa, vermont, north carolina, u.s. capitol building ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Through the eyes of a British "documentary", this film takes a satirically humorous, and sometimes frightening, look at the history of an America where the South won the Civil War.
Style: clever, educational film, satirical, disturbing, humorous ...
Plot: american civil war, racism, politics, interracial relations, journalism, society, injustice, discrimination, political unrest, alternate reality, slavery, civil war ...
Time: year 1912, 1930s
Place: canada, san francisco, new york, south africa, montreal quebec ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.0
 10K
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, republican, democrat, liberal, state affairs, satire, u.s. senator ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, san diego california, san francisco, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Your Excellency (1967)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Lopitos, who is horribly inefficient but quick-witted, is invited (because of the current ambassador's superstition about 13 sitting down to a meal) to a banquet attended by the ambassadors of both superpowers. After the news of a series of ...
Style: offbeat, humorous, suspense, biting, cynical ...
Plot: politics, satire, humanism, military coup, ideology, true love, speech, corruption, power struggle, ambassador, society, rebellion ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.1
 1K
Knife Fight (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A political strategist juggling three clients questions whether or not to take the high road as the ugly side of his work begins to haunt him.
Style: cynical, realistic, witty, semi serious, talky ...
Plot: politics, ambition, society, campaign, political corruption, private vs public, political intrigue, americana, dishonesty, satire, state affairs, hotshot hero ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, moral dilemma, manhunt, undercover, fighting the system, journalism, state affairs, rebellion, society, politics, dishonesty, political conspiracy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.2
 2K
Water (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Michael Caine stars as Baxter Thwaites, the laid-back Governor of the sleepy British colony of Cascara. But when American oil drillers accidentally strike a gusher of ultra-delicious mineral water, the forgotten Caribbean out-post becomes a global ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, surreal, entertaining, light ...
Plot: politics, disorder, farce, dishonesty, satire, island, fish out of water, destiny, political corruption, leadership, society, political satire ...
Time: 80s
Place: caribbean, atlantic ocean, west indies
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.8
 2K
Hits (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A talentless teen will do anything to get on TV's "The Voice." Meanwhile, her father, a municipal worker, creates an uproar when a video of his rants at City Hall goes viral.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, dark humor, cynical ...
Plot: fame, talent, media satire, celebrity culture, society, teenager, delusion, computers and web, viral video, small town, youtube, media ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Wild in the Streets (1968)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Max Flatow is a precocious, social miscreant who has a way with home-made explosives. When he tires of these, he runs away from home only to emerge seven years later as Max Frost, the world's most popular entertainer. When Congressman John ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, clever, humorous, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: politics, satire, congress, suburban life, teenage life, political unrest, rebelliousness, suburbs, rock, drug abuse, rally, stoners ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: los angeles, washington d.c., u.s. capitol building
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.8
 25K
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 ⇓
44%
 5.7
 3K
Greetings (1968)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: An offbeat, episodic film about three friends, Paul, a shy love-seeker, Lloyd, a vibrant conspiracy nut, and Jon, an aspiring filmmaker and peeping tom. The film satirizes free-love, the Kennedy assassination, Vietnam, and amateur film-making.
Style: humorous, offbeat, realistic, semi serious
Plot: satire, film within a film, society, looking for sex, looking for love, anti war, innocence lost, americana, voyeurism, buddies, partners, state affairs ...
Time: 60s
Place: vietnam, new york, usa, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Color of the Chameleon (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: Bulgaria
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In Emil Christov's über-stylish spy-movie pastiche, a charismatic schemer in an authoritarian police state, fired from his job as a secret-police informant, conjures up his own imaginary spy network and builds up an archive that he turns ...
Style: humorous, dark humor, cynical, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: snitch, fighting the system, politics, satire, society, dishonesty, government agency, state affairs, cons and scams, secret police, sting operation, informant ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: bulgaria
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 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, fish out of water, republican, head of state, satire, white house, rescue, bail bondsman ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., nashville tennessee, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 6.0
 195
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, realistic, semi serious, cynical ...
Plot: racism, satire, farce, injustice, campaign, prodigy, workplace, heroic mission, interracial relations, political corruption, discrimination, social decay ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, baltimore
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Fish in a Barrel (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: 6 gun wielding people are trapped in a NY loft with $4 million in stolen diamonds.
Style: humorous, cynical, semi serious, suspense, twists and turns ...
Plot: crime gone awry, heist, rivalry, betrayal, law enforcement, dishonesty, crimes, criminal's revenge, disorder, alcohol abuse, brother brother relationship, thief ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 8.0
 65K
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, realistic, semi serious, political ...
Plot: comedy of errors, politics, president, secret service, white house, innocence, lawyer, businessman, fish out of water, satire, professor, stupidity ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.2
 78K
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, cia, senator, election campaign, politics, war, journalism, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: albania, washington d.c., usa, latin america, iraq ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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: clever, witty, humorous, suspense, cynical ...
Plot: politics, satire, society, state affairs, manipulations, dishonesty, political corruption, media satire, disorder, ambition, rise to the top, head of state ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Long Live Freedom (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The elections are approaching and the largest opposition party in the country do not look good. Its leader, Enrico Oliveri can not stand the pressure and disappears. Fearing a scandal, the eminence grise of the party had brought into play the twin ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, clever, suspense ...
Plot: politics, twins, campaign, switching roles, state affairs, dishonesty, hidden identity, disorder, old love, political rally, political party, impostor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, suspense ...
Plot: airplane, vietnam veteran, politics, danger, escapades, military, media, prank, state affairs, journalism, fighting the system, anti heroes ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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