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Spinning Boris (2003)
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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: clever, realistic, humorous, witty, talky, semi serious
Plot: politics, ambition, rise to the top, idealism, head of state, leadership, political unrest, fighting the system, political intrigue, rebellion, political conspiracy, campaign, society, culture clash, dishonesty, assassination, satire, media, state affairs, media satire, dog, sniper, airplane, money, hotel ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 1990s, year 1996
Place: russia, moscow russia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, suspense and witty films with plots about politics, state affairs, media, society, campaign, satire and dishonesty mostly in Comedy, Drama and Biography genres. Some movies like Spinning Boris: Running Mates (2000), Power (1986), Primary Colors (1998), The Candidate (1972), Grassroots (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, suspense, biting ...
Plot: campaign, politics, fighting the system, ambition, lifestyle, rise to the top, democrat, political intrigue, love affair, workplace, head of state, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, michigan, washington d.c.
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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: realistic, serious, clever, cynical, talky
Plot: political corruption, politics, manipulation, campaign, society, state affairs, manipulations, fighting the system, political intrigue, ambition, dishonesty, media ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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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, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: politics, scandal, presidential election, media, extramarital affair, head of state, usa president, rise to the top, state affairs, supportive spouse, couple relations, satire ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 70s
Place: new hampshire, california, new york
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78%
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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, liberal, democrat, state affairs, satire, u.s. senator ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, san francisco, san diego california, latin america
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73%
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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, witty, realistic, humorous, biting ...
Plot: satire, ambition, campaign, friends, unemployment, politics, against the odds, society, election campaign, political campaign, campaigning, underdog ...
Time: 21st century
Place: seattle, usa, washington d.c.
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73%
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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, cynical, biting ...
Plot: politics, election, satire, self discovery, media satire, parents and children, fish out of water, campaign, realism, disorder, network, family relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
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70%
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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: witty, realistic, cynical, semi serious, suspense ...
Plot: politics, ambition, private vs public, dishonesty, campaign, americana, political intrigue, society, political corruption, satire, state affairs, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, san francisco
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70%
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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: witty, cynical, humorous, political comedy, talky ...
Plot: political satire, republican, election campaign, politics, assassination attempt, political campaign, senator, conservative, manipulation, journalism, society, ambition ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, new york, nicaragua
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69%
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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 ...
Style: biting, cynical, futuristic, humorous, witty ...
Plot: journalism, politics, white house, translator, satire, terrorism, civil war, illegal immigration, militia, rebellion, misfit, immigrants ...
Time: future, 2000s
Place: idaho, middle east, usa, pakistan, san antonio texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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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, humorous, realistic, thought provoking, suspense ...
Plot: political conspiracy, politics, satire, presidential election, cia, political corruption, election, election campaign, senator, journalism, cons and scams, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: albania, washington d.c., usa, latin america, iraq ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.0
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See Arnold Run (2005)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This biographical docu-drama alternates between two parallel threads in the life of Arnold Schwarzenegger: his formative early years as the repeat winner of the Mr. Olympia body-building championship; and his modern foray into the world of politics, ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: campaign, politics, showbiz, relationship vs career, actor's life, leadership, rise to the top, rise and fall, athlete's life, ambition, hollywood, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, austria, los angeles, san diego california
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61%
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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, biting ...
Plot: racism, campaign, injustice, farce, satire, ambition, underdog, heroic mission, interracial relations, political corruption, discrimination, social decay ...
Time: 70s
Place: baltimore, usa
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60%
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The Deal (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It is approaching an election in the UK when the leader of the Labour party, John Smith, suffers another in a line of heart attacks and dies. With the leadership campaign about to start the clear choice appears to be Gordon Brown, a stanch Scotsman. ...
Style: clever, realistic, serious, talky, sincere ...
Plot: politics, leadership, rise to the top, ambition, society, political intrigue, betrayal, friendship, state affairs, political corruption, dishonesty, campaign ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s, 90s, 80s
Place: england, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Rider Named Death (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In pre-Soviet Russia, Boris Savinkov leads a terrorist faction of Socialist-Revolutionary Party members responsible for the deaths of governors and ministers.
Style: serious, thought provoking, captivating, clever, contemplative ...
Plot: assassination, assassination attempt, terrorism, politics, state affairs, political corruption, rebelliousness, political unrest, revolution, tragic hero, deadly, head of state ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: biting, cynical, realistic, semi serious, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: politics, satire, congress, culture clash, suburban life, teenage life, political unrest, rebelliousness, suburbs, rock, drug abuse, campaign ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: los angeles, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, political intrigue, media satire, political corruption, manipulations, journalism, state affairs, dishonesty, campaign, corrupt politician, blackmail ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Barbarians at the Gate (1993)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A television movie based upon the book by Bryan Burrough and John Helyar, about the leveraged buyout (LBO) of RJR Nabisco.
Style: realistic, suspense, talky, witty, humorous ...
Plot: wall street, satire, dinner party, dishonesty, workplace, fighting the system, rivalry, ambition, workplace situations, uninhibited rivalry, boss and employee, rebellion ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, atlanta georgia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 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, americana, romance, fighting the system, society ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, los angeles, usa, beverly hills, south central los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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The Best Man (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The other party is in disarray. Five men vie for the party nomination for president. No one has a majority as the first ballot closes and the front-runners begin to decide how badly they want the job.
Style: serious, realistic, cynical, rough, social realism ...
Plot: politics, election campaign, political intrigue, rise to the top, rivalry, ambition, corrupt politician, opponent, power relations, state affairs, media, head of state ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Nashville (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 160 min.
Story: This movie tells the intersecting stories of various people connected to the music business in Nashville. Barbara Jean is the reigning queen of Nashville but is near collapse. Linnea and Delbert Reese have a shaky marriage and 2 deaf children. Opal ...
Style: talky, biting, suspense, clever, realistic ...
Plot: satire, politics, multiple storylines, candidate, country music, music, rally, americana, social decay, showbiz, country, media satire ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: tennessee, nashville tennessee, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, fighting the system, undercover, manhunt, moral dilemma, campaign, state affairs, journalism, rebellion, lifestyle, politics, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.9
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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: 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 ⇓
52%
 5.9
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Blue State (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: BLUE STATE is a romantic comedy about a disgruntled Democrat who actually follows through on a drunken campaign promise to move to Canada if George "Dubya" Bush gets re-elected.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty
Plot: vietnam war, politics, political unrest, culture clash, self discovery, democrat, state affairs, media, starting over, political campaign, on the road, brother brother relationship ...
Time: year 2004
Place: canada, usa, san francisco, ohio, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Secret Ballot (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Iran, Italy, Canada, Switzerland
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A female election agent and a gun-toting soldier try to collect votes among the local islanders with mixed success.
Style: surreal, humorous, realistic, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: desert, politics, satire, citizenship, political unrest, campaign, state affairs, soldier, odd couple, heroes, island, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: iran, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer (1970)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 100 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, biting, cynical ...
Plot: politics, satire, media, head of state, dishonesty, ambition, rise to the top, nudity (full frontal - brief), manipulation, media satire, political corruption, disorder ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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: politics, political campaign, presidential election, election, small town, parents and children, state affairs, single father, father daughter relationship, media, campaign, u.s. president ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: new mexico, usa, albuquerque new mexico, california, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, advertising, business, social satire, tobacco, cigarette smoking, capitalism, cigarette, reporter, lie ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., usa, north carolina, vermont, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.8
 192
Conventioneers (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: At the 2004 Republican Nation Convention, love blooms between a Republican delegate and a Democrat protesting the event.
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic, biting ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: opposites attract, politics, democrat, introspection, love affair, idealism, moral dilemma, couples, campaign, injustice, fighting the system, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, connecticut, manhattan new york city, texas, madison square garden manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Uranus (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After World War II, a small French village struggles to put the war behind as the controlling Communist Party tries to flush out Petain loyalists. The local bar owner, a simple man who likes to write poetry, who only wants to be left alone to do his ...
Style: suspense, biting, realistic, serious, clever ...
Plot: world war two, village, political unrest, rebelliousness, small town, innocence lost, wartime life, uncover truth, survival, village life, satire, small town life ...
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Distinguished Gentleman (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A Florida con man uses the passing of the long time Congressman from his district who he just happens to share a name with, to get elected to his version of paradise, Congress, where the money flows from lobbyists. But soon he learns the nature of ...
Style: realistic, political comedy, clever, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: lobbyist, politics, terminal illness, greed, political corruption, dishonesty, rise to the top, human spirit, fall in love, cons and scams, switching roles, comedy of errors ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: washington d.c., florida, usa, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%