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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: futuristic, humorous, semi serious, dark humor, witty, realistic, biting, offbeat, cynical
Plot: politics, journalism, white house, illegal immigration, civil war, terrorism, translator, immigrants, betrayal, chaos and mayhem, culture clash, media satire, political unrest, campaign, fighting the system, dishonesty, media, society, state affairs, manipulations, racism, misfit, rebellion, chaos, disorder ...
Time: future, 2000s
Place: idaho, middle east, usa, pakistan, texas, washington d.c.

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and clever films with plots about politics, society, state affairs, media, corruption, culture clash and storytelling mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like The Second Civil War: Wag the Dog (1997), Bob Roberts (1992), Spinning Boris (2003), Running Mates (2000), Hi, Mom! (1970). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: clever, talky, witty, realistic, cynical ...
Plot: election campaign, political conspiracy, cia, rape, senator, presidential election, political corruption, politics, gulf war, war, election, white house ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: albania, washington d.c., usa, latin america, iraq ...
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 7.0
 12K
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: clever, witty, cynical, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: assassination attempt, politics, political satire, political campaign, election campaign, senate, filmmaking, conservative, journalism, senator, head of state, folk music ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 6.7
 967
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: semi serious, talky, humorous, realistic, witty ...
Plot: politics, head of state, rise to the top, idealism, culture clash, media satire, political conspiracy, political intrigue, political unrest, campaign, fighting the system, media ...
Time: contemporary, year 1996, 1990s
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 5.7
 588
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
Plot: politics, campaign, idealism, couple relations, love affair, fighting the system, ambition, dishonesty, love and romance, media, society, state affairs ...
Time: 90s
Place: michigan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, offbeat ...
Plot: pornography, politics, terrorism, peeping tom, black panthers, obsession, artists and showbiz, village, babies and infants, goofy hero, manipulations, opposites attract ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: asia, usa, vietnam, new york, greenwich village manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, suspenseful, dark humor ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: politics, political satire, assassination, terrorism, farce, fighting the system, government agency, secret agents, special agents, espionage, investigation, journalism ...
Time: 80s, near future
Place: manhattan new york city, texas, north africa, u.s. capitol building
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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: clever, witty, humorous, cynical, semi serious ...
Plot: lobbyist, politics, morality, cigarette smoking, tobacco, health, advertising, marketing, capitalism, lung cancer, father son relationship, lie ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c., north carolina, vermont, u.s. capitol building ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.7
 25K
Primary Colors (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, France, Germany, Japan, USA
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: clever, semi serious, cynical, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: politics, scandal, presidential election, extramarital affair, media, head of state, supportive spouse, white house, george w. bush, usa president, rise to the top, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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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, humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: american civil war, racism, slavery, civil war, politics, white house, cold war, head of state, journalism, interracial relations, political unrest, injustice ...
Time: 1930s
Place: canada, mexico, medical school, montreal, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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: talky, cynical, clever, realistic, witty ...
Plot: politics, campaign, idealism, election, realism, ambition, media, state affairs, rise to the top, americana, hopes, society ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, san diego california, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, witty, biting ...
Plot: politics, congress, suburbs, juvenile delinquency, rock, rise to the top, political satire, rebellious youth, rebelliousness, campaign, ambition, rebellion ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: washington d.c., u.s. capitol building
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.9
 15K
Canadian Bacon (1995)
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: witty, humorous, semi serious, talky, realistic ...
Plot: politics, dishonesty, disorder, political conspiracy, political corruption, farce, white house, head of state, culture clash, cold war, society, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, canada, iraq, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.3
 991
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: clever, semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty ...
Plot: drugs/alcohol, against the odds, campaign, ambition, society, underdog, politics, unemployment, media, friends, election campaign, political candidate ...
Time: 21st century
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: semi serious, humorous, biting, realistic, cynical
Plot: media, media satire, political corruption, tv station, corrupt politician, dishonesty, state affairs, journalism, manipulations, political intrigue, campaign, tv news ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 8.0
 58K
Being There (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, West Germany
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: clever, witty, semi serious, cynical, realistic ...
Plot: politics, comedy of errors, impotence, autism, eviction, white house, secret service, newspaper, funeral, dying, innocence, businessman ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat, biting ...
Plot: politics, humanism, true love, ideology, military coup, power struggle, ambassador, speech, corruption, comedy of errors, political conspiracy, political intrigue ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.8
 23K
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: clever, witty, semi serious, humorous, biting ...
Plot: politics, liberal, hip hop, political corruption, political satire, election campaign, senator, insurance, election, media satire, drugs/alcohol, campaign ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, america, united states ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.4
 17K
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, semi serious, clever, realistic, witty ...
Plot: presidential election, election campaign, white house, rescue, politics, bail bondsman, head of state, campaign, black people, usa president, fish out of water, ambition ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 5.7
 2K
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, talky, cynical, realistic, clever
Plot: political corruption, politics, head of state, journalism, legal action, manipulations, rise to the top, uncover truth, idealism, media satire, political intrigue, campaign ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Where the Heart Is (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A wealthy businessman shows his young adult kids how tough life can be.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, clever, light ...
Plot: fashion, homelessness, farce, parents and children, social differences, real estate, family life, family relations, save the day, society, family problems, disorder ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.6
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The Paper (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Henry Hackett is the editor of a New York City tabloid. He is a workaholic who loves his job, but the long hours and low pay are leading to discontent. Also, publisher Bernie White faces financial straits, and has hatchetman Alicia Clark, ...
Style: talky, clever, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: journalism, media, murder, columnist, workaholic, workplace, media satire, research, success, relationship vs career, workplace situations, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The American President (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Widowed U.S. president Andrew Shepherd, one of the world's most powerful men, can have anything he wants -- and what he covets most is Sydney Ellen Wade, a Washington lobbyist. But Shepherd's attempts at courting her spark wild rumors and ...
Style: clever, witty, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: white house, president, politics, fall in love, widower, romance, lobbyist, chief of staff, liberal, senator, head of state, social differences ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.0
 395
Livin' Large! (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A young black reporter begins to lose his identity.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: rise to the top, farce, love affair, rich and poor, media, workplace, journalism, human spirit, self discovery, interracial relations, media satire, showbiz ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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First Monday in October (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: For the first time in history a woman is appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court, where she becomes a friendly rival to a liberal associate.
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: judge, supreme court, judiciary, battle of the sexes, dedicated lawyer, hotshot lawyer, romance, unlikely couple, legal action, opposites attract, workplace romance, gender ...
Time: 80s
Place: washington d.c., usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.2
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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, realistic, witty, cynical ...
Plot: politics, island, chaos and mayhem, farce, political unrest, british empire, rebel, colony, nothing goes right, fish out of water, society, state affairs ...
Time: 80s
Place: caribbean, atlantic ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.0
 7K
Citizen Ruth (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: "Citizen Ruth" is the story of Ruth Stoops, a woman who nobody even noticed -- until she got pregnant. Now, everyone wants a piece of her. The film is a comedy about one woman caught in the ultimate tug-of-war: a clash of wild, noisy, ...
Style: clever, semi serious, witty, biting, cynical ...
Plot: addiction, pregnancy, abortion, judge, politics, siege, drug abuse, social misfits, moral dilemma, drugs/alcohol, culture clash, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.5
 50K
In the Loop (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The US President and the UK Prime Minister are looking to launch a war in the Middle East. The plot follows government officials and advisers in their behind-the-scenes efforts either to promote the war or prevent it. Spinal Tap meets Strangelove. A ...
Style: cynical, biting, talky, realistic, clever ...
Plot: politics, intern, farce, war, politician, white house, new job, gay slur, political intrigue, political satire, state affairs, manipulations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., london, europe, usa, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.1
 16K
Swing Vote (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In a remarkable turn of events, the result of the presidential election comes down to one man's vote.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, satirical, dramatic ...
Plot: politics, presidential election, election, parents and children, small town, campaign, usa president, disorder, single parent, working class, media, society ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: new mexico, usa, mcdonald's restaurant, albuquerque new mexico, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Milagro Beanfield War (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In Milagro, a small town in the American Southwest, Ladd Devine plans to build a major new resort development. While activist Ruby Archuleta and lawyer/newspaper editor Charlie Bloom realize that this will result in the eventual displacement of the ...
Style: realistic, touching, humorous, semi serious, clever ...
Plot: small town, politics, hopes, culture clash, love and romance, village, society, social relations, fugitives, journalism, miraculous event, small town life ...
Time: 80s
Place: new mexico, usa, mexico, texas, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: After his mistress runs over a young teen, a Wall Street hotshot sees his life unravel in the spotlight, and attracting the interest of a down and out reporter.
Style: humorous, semi serious, cynical, clever, dark humor ...
Plot: journalist, courtroom, society, politics, hit and run, yuppie, coma, legal action, interracial relations, bad luck, success, black people ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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