Movies like The Second Civil War

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The Second Civil War (1997)
 6.8
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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, realistic, cynical, witty, semi serious
Plot: politics, journalism, white house, terrorism, translator, civil war, illegal immigration, misfit, racism, betrayal, fighting the system, manipulations, rebellion, campaign, society, dishonesty, chaos and mayhem, media, chaos, political unrest, immigrants, disorder, culture clash, weakness, media satire ...
Time: future, 2000s
Place: idaho, middle east, pakistan, usa, 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, dishonesty and culture clash mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like The Second Civil War: Wag the Dog (1997), Spinning Boris (2003), Bob Roberts (1992), Hi, Mom! (1970), Primary Colors (1998). 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: talky, realistic, cynical, humorous, thought provoking ...
Plot: political corruption, political conspiracy, presidential election, election, cia, senator, election campaign, politics, war, journalism, cons and scams, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: albania, washington d.c., usa, latin america, iraq ...
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95%
 6.7
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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: witty, humorous, clever, semi serious, talky ...
Plot: politics, rebellion, idealism, campaign, state affairs, media satire, ambition, society, political conspiracy, culture clash, assassination, media ...
Time: contemporary, year 1996, 1990s
Place: russia, moscow russia
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86%
 7.0
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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, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: assassination attempt, politics, senator, conservative, filmmaking, election campaign, political satire, political campaign, senate, journalism, cons and scams, hysteria ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, nicaragua
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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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, biting, realistic, cynical, humorous ...
Plot: pornography, opposites attract, filmmaking, media satire, manipulations, babies and infants, state affairs, celebrity culture, goofy hero, village life, artists and showbiz, couples ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, usa, new york, asia, greenwich village manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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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: semi serious, cynical, humorous, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: politics, scandal, presidential election, media, extramarital affair, head of state, usa president, state affairs, rise to the top, couple relations, supportive spouse, adultery ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 5.8
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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, legal action, state affairs, couple relations, rise to the top, workplace, media, lifestyle, society, hopes ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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: realistic, humorous, semi serious, witty, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, assassination, politics, political satire, revolution, investigation, state affairs, special agents, media satire, crimes, secret agents, chases and races ...
Time: 80s, near future
Place: north africa, u.s. capitol building, manhattan new york city, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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, biting, realistic, humorous, semi serious
Plot: media, political corruption, journalism, campaign, political intrigue, dishonesty, manipulations, media satire, state affairs, tv station, corrupt politician, tv news ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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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, clever ...
Plot: lobbyist, advertising, marketing, morality, reporter, tobacco, lie, capitalism, lung cancer, journalism, society, social satire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., u.s. capitol building, vermont, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.7
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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: talky, cynical, realistic, serious, clever
Plot: political corruption, politics, media satire, legal action, state affairs, uncover truth, ambition, political intrigue, fighting the system, rise to the top, manipulations, cons and scams ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: cynical, talky, realistic, witty, biting ...
Plot: politics, campaign, election, idealism, republican, society, hopes, rise to the top, state affairs, liberal, americana, democrat ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, san diego california, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.3
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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: semi serious, clever, witty, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: media, underdog, drugs/alcohol, friends, politics, ambition, unemployment, campaign, society, against the odds, political campaign, campaigning ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, realistic, biting, offbeat ...
Plot: american civil war, racism, politics, slavery, civil war, white house, cold war, political unrest, state affairs, interracial relations, discrimination, injustice ...
Time: 1930s
Place: canada, mexico, japan, south america, washington d.c. ...
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52%
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: cynical, biting, realistic, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: politics, congress, fighting the system, gangsters, political unrest, musician's life, ambition, suburban life, celebrity culture, state affairs, rise to the top, golden years ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: u.s. capitol building, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, biting, realistic, cynical, humorous ...
Plot: politics, ideology, military coup, speech, ambassador, humanism, power struggle, true love, corruption, humble, disorder, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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: cynical, humorous, clever, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: politics, political corruption, society, destiny, chaos, down on your luck, rise to the top, nothing goes right, chaos and mayhem, state affairs, misfit, political unrest ...
Time: 80s
Place: caribbean, atlantic ocean
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47%
 5.9
 179
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: realistic, biting, offbeat, cynical, semi serious ...
Plot: racism, political corruption, society, political conspiracy, heroic mission, interracial relations, obsessive quest, social decay, dishonesty, going straight, fighting the system, head of state ...
Time: 70s
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: battle of the sexes, supreme court, judiciary, judge, unlikely couple, romance, legal action, state affairs, dedicated lawyer, politics, legal, hotshot lawyer ...
Time: 80s
Place: washington d.c., usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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, semi serious, realistic, offbeat
Plot: looking for love, dishonesty, buddies, americana, voyeurism, politics, media, anti war, innocence lost, society, friends, state affairs ...
Time: 60s
Place: vietnam, new york, asia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: not serious, witty, humorous, clever, biting ...
Plot: politics, dishonesty, society, political corruption, media, ambition, disorder, head of state, rise to the top, state affairs, manipulations, media satire ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: england
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39%
Watermelon Man (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Jeff Gerber, an insurance agent, lives in a typical suburban neighborhood. He is also both racist and a fitness freak. But Jeff's bigoted world of taunting and harassing black people on and off the job is turned upside down when his skin ...
Style: disturbing, biting, humorous, cynical, realistic ...
Plot: racism, culture clash, discrimination, restaurant, friendship, social decay, suburbs, political unrest, fighting the system, bus, americana, injustice ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, new jersey
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38%
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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, clever, realistic, biting, witty ...
Plot: bail bondsman, rescue, election campaign, presidential election, politics, change of heart, disorder, head of state, dishonesty, couples, state affairs, ambition ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, clever, realistic, light ...
Plot: fashion, homelessness, farce, family relations, save the day, parents and children, family life, disorder, family problems, society, social differences, real estate ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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, biting, humorous, witty, realistic ...
Plot: politics, liberal, hip hop, political corruption, senator, campaign, election, insurance, election campaign, political satire, culture clash, fighting the system ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, united states, south central los angeles ...
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37%
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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: witty, humorous, realistic, talky, semi serious ...
Plot: politics, political conspiracy, political corruption, white house, dishonesty, disorder, cold war, farce, culture clash, society, nothing goes right, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, canada, iraq, california
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37%
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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: cynical, realistic, biting, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: small town, computers and web, celebrity culture, media satire, society, media, delusion, fame, talent, teenager, viral video, courtroom ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: touching, clever, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: small town, politics, culture clash, fugitives, village life, love and romance, miraculous event, hopes, fighting the system, small town life, journalism, liberal ...
Time: 80s
Place: new mexico, usa, mexico, texas, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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, cynical, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: politics, innocence, secret service, dying, comedy of errors, white house, eviction, newspaper, lawyer, funeral, autism, impotence ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, cynical, witty, semi serious, dark humor ...
Plot: politics, journalist, society, courtroom, media, interracial relations, legal action, crimes, coma, yuppie, hit and run, redemption ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Livin' Large! (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A young black reporter begins to lose his identity.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: ambition, workplace situations, rise to the top, artists and showbiz, love and romance, showbiz, society, self discovery, workplace, journalism, media, love affair ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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