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The Second Civil War (1997)
 6.8
 2K
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, futuristic, semi serious, dark humor, realistic, witty, biting, offbeat, cynical
Plot: politics, journalism, white house, civil war, illegal immigration, 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.

Most similar movies to The Second Civil War

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), Hi, Mom! (1970), Bob Roberts (1992), Running Mates (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.1
 74K
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: political conspiracy, presidential election, election campaign, rape, cia, senator, political corruption, politics, gulf war, war, white house, election ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: albania, washington d.c., usa, latin america, iraq ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 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: humorous, talky, semi serious, 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 ⇓
87%
 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, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 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, election campaign, political campaign, senate, filmmaking, conservative, journalism, senator, head of state, hidden truth ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Movie in collections
 5.8
 590
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: semi serious, humorous, biting, realistic
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 ⇓
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: politics, political satire, assassination, terrorism, fighting the system, farce, government agency, secret agents, special agents, espionage, investigation, journalism ...
Time: 80s, near future
Place: u.s. capitol building, north africa, manhattan new york city, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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, marketing, advertising, morality, lie, tobacco, journalism, lung cancer, capitalism, reporter, society, social satire ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, japan, north carolina, vermont, u.s. capitol building ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, biting, cynical
Plot: media, media satire, political corruption, corrupt politician, tv station, dishonesty, state affairs, journalism, manipulations, political intrigue, campaign, fame ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Movie in collections
 6.7
 26K
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, extramarital affair, presidential election, media, head of state, supportive spouse, usa president, george w. bush, white house, rise to the top, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 ⇓
59%
 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: semi serious, clever, humorous, realistic, witty ...
Plot: against the odds, drugs/alcohol, campaign, ambition, society, underdog, politics, unemployment, media, friends, political campaign, election campaign ...
Time: 21st century
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, japan, montreal, south africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, witty, realistic, biting ...
Plot: politics, congress, rock, juvenile delinquency, suburbs, rise to the top, rebellious youth, political satire, rebelliousness, campaign, ambition, rebellion ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: u.s. capitol building, washington d.c.
⇓ 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, offbeat, realistic, biting ...
Plot: politics, military coup, speech, ideology, true love, ambassador, humanism, power struggle, corruption, comedy of errors, political conspiracy, political intrigue ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 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: cynical, talky, serious, clever, realistic
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 ⇓
49%
 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: semi serious, humorous, witty, realistic, cynical ...
Plot: politics, farce, island, chaos and mayhem, political unrest, british empire, colony, rebel, nothing goes right, fish out of water, society, state affairs ...
Time: 80s
Place: caribbean, atlantic ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.8
 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, semi serious, offbeat, realistic
Plot: buddies, innocence lost, politics, americana, media, looking for love, looking for sex, anti war, voyeurism, filmmaking, dishonesty, partners ...
Time: 60s
Place: vietnam, new york, asia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: homelessness, fashion, 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 ⇓
42%
Movie in collections
 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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat, biting ...
Plot: racism, head of state, fighting the system, politics, rise to the top, interracial relations, discrimination, political conspiracy, political corruption, political intrigue, social decay, campaign ...
Time: 70s
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 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, semi serious, dark humor, realistic, biting ...
Plot: small town, media satire, media, viral video, delusion, fame, talent, teenager, celebrity culture, computers and web, society, courtroom ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, dark humor, witty ...
Plot: journalist, courtroom, politics, society, interracial relations, legal action, media, crimes, redemption, hit and run, yuppie, coma ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: supreme court, judge, 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 ⇓
40%
 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: election campaign, presidential election, rescue, politics, bail bondsman, head of state, white house, campaign, black people, usa president, fish out of water, ambition ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Movie in collections
 8.0
 60K
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, lawyer ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.8
 24K
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, campaign, election campaign, political satire, senator, insurance, election, media satire, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, america, united states ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.1
 17K
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, satirical, touching, entertaining ...
Plot: presidential election, politics, parents and children, small town, election, campaign, usa president, state affairs, father daughter relationship, media, political campaign, single father ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: new mexico, usa, albuquerque new mexico, mcdonald's restaurant, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: humorous, biting, serious, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: racism, switching roles, bus, interracial relations, restaurant, culture clash, americana, suburbs, society, doctors and patients, friendship, discrimination ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.0
 407
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: ambition, farce, rise to the top, love affair, rich and poor, media, workplace, journalism, human spirit, self discovery, interracial relations, media satire ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, twists and turns, semi serious, realistic, clever ...
Plot: criminal's revenge, crime gone awry, heist, crime, crimes, dishonesty, betrayal, contests and competitions, alcohol abuse, deadly, law enforcement, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
American Loser (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A dramatic comedy about a self-induced attention-deficit disordered, learning disabled, Tourette's syndrome suffering, balance impaired, ex-alcoholic young man from the Upper East Side of Manhattan and the gold-digging girl who inspires him to ...
Style: tragicomedy, humorous, semi serious, realistic, dark humor ...
Plot: alcoholic, social misfits, goofy hero, misfit, twentysomething life, love and romance, disorder, couples, support group, lifestyle, boat, sailing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%