Movies like Water 1985

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Water (1985)
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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 hotbed of political and economic chaos.
Style: humorous, semi serious, surreal, light, entertaining, clever, suspense, realistic, witty, cynical ...
Plot: politics, disorder, farce, dishonesty, satire, island, destiny, leadership, society, fish out of water, political corruption, political satire, misfit, rise to the top, self discovery, chaos, down on your luck, nothing goes right, political unrest, state affairs, chaos and mayhem, british empire, rebel, caribbean sea, colony
Time: 80s
Place: caribbean, west indies, atlantic ocean

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and suspense films with plots about satire, society, politics, state affairs, dishonesty, disorder and political corruption mostly in Comedy, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Water: Welcome Mr. President! (2013), Your Excellency (1967), Tanner '88 (1988), Head of State (2003), The Curse (1975). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Welcome Mr. President! (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In a small mountain village lives a man with a challenging name, Giuseppe Garibaldi (one of Italy's "fathers of the fatherland"), but everybody call him with the nickname Peppino. Love fishing, the company of friends, the library ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, satirical, entertaining ...
Plot: politics, state affairs, dishonesty, disorder, farce, fish out of water, political satire, politician, president, satire, silly humor, political intrigue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: cynical, biting, realistic, semi serious, suspense ...
Plot: politics, satire, corruption, true love, humanism, power struggle, ideology, military coup, ambassador, humble, disorder, dishonesty ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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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: cynical, biting, semi serious, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: politics, election, satire, idealism, parents and children, americana, political conspiracy, fish out of water, self discovery, political corruption, media satire, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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: realistic, not serious, suspense, cynical, biting ...
Plot: politics, satire, manipulation, society, media, dishonesty, state affairs, rise to the top, head of state, ambition, nudity (full frontal - brief), disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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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, realistic, semi serious, witty, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: presidential election, election campaign, usa president, politics, state affairs, ambition, fish out of water, head of state, republican, satire, white house, rescue ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., chicago illinois, nashville tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.7
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The Curse (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Senegal
Duration: 123 min.
Story: It is the dawn of Senegal's independence from France, but as the citizens celebrate in the streets we soon become aware that only the faces have changed. White money still controls the government. One official, Aboucader Beye, known by the ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, suspense, cynical, biting ...
Plot: satire, wedding, political satire, polygamy, impotence, dishonesty, nothing goes right, society, couple relations, sexual relations, curses spells and rituals, political corruption ...
Time: 70s
Place: africa, senegal
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
A Wonderful World (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A fairy tale about the political and socioeconomic realities of Mexico.
Style: humorous, captivating, social, disturbing, semi serious ...
Plot: satire, society, rich and poor, social decay, mistaken identity, politics, political conspiracy, disorder, suicide, liberal, leadership, political corruption ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
My Fellow Americans (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: They used to run the country. Now they're running for their lives! Two on-the-lam former Presidents of the United States. Framed in a scandal by the current President and pursued by armed agents, the two squabbling political foes plunge into a ...
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic, entertaining ...
Plot: politics, political corruption, assassination attempt, assassination, buddies, odd couple, disorder, white house, head of state, state affairs, goofy hero, journalism ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, washington d.c., west virginia, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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, witty ...
Plot: political conspiracy, politics, white house, satire, dishonesty, political satire, cold war, farce, head of state, culture clash, nothing goes right, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, canada, iraq, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Whoops Apocalypse (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a small British owned island in the Caribbean is invaded and the world's most dangerous terrorist kidnaps a member of the Royal family, the countdown to World War 3 begins. If anyone can prevent the oncoming apocalypse it's the ...
Style: biting, suspense, realistic, not serious, humorous ...
Plot: satire, chaos, silly humor, nudity (full frontal - brief), island, chaos and mayhem, society, politics, state affairs, head of state, terrorism, world war two ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, england, caribbean, britain, ussr ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, suspense, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: journalism, politics, white house, translator, terrorism, satire, illegal immigration, militia, civil war, campaign, weakness, chaos ...
Time: future, 2000s
Place: idaho, middle east, usa, pakistan, san antonio texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.2
 650
Homeland (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Morocco, Belgium
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Farid, a young 26-year-old Frenchman, must travel to Algeria to save his father's house. While discovering this country in which he had never before set foot, he succumbs to the charms of a host of astonishing characters whose humour and ...
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious
Plot: fish out of water, self discovery, society, win over, immigrants, disorder, misfit, lawyer
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, algeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: realistic, humorous, semi serious, clever, biting ...
Plot: politics, twins, campaign, switching roles, disorder, hidden identity, dishonesty, state affairs, old love, political party, political rally, cover up ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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: cynical, witty, semi serious, realistic, biting ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Last Days of Switzerland (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Switzerland, Germany, Austria
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A naive girl's love for Switzerland is put to the test in this satiric comedy. Irina (Yelena Panova) is a woman from Russia who all her life has always been fascinated by Switzerland and longs to live there some day, though her notion of Swiss ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, witty, sexy ...
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Time: 90s
Place: switzerland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Color of the Chameleon (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: Bulgaria
Duration: 111 min.
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Style: realistic, semi serious, cynical, humorous, suspense ...
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Place: bulgaria
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, semi serious ...
Plot: politics, ambition, idealism, head of state, leadership, rise to the top, political unrest, political intrigue, culture clash, political conspiracy, rebellion, society ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, year 1996
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⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.7
 29K
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, presidential election, scandal, usa president, media, extramarital affair, head of state, couple relations, supportive spouse, rise to the top, state affairs, satire ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 70s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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The Witness (1969)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: Hungary
Duration: 105 min.
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Style: realistic, semi serious, suspense, cynical, biting ...
Plot: satire, socialism, dark humor, fascist, minister, execution, political satire, cemetery, amusement park, pig, flood, absurdism ...
Time: 50s
Place: hungary, budapest, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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: realistic, humorous, witty, semi serious, suspense ...
Plot: ambition, satire, unemployment, politics, against the odds, society, friends, campaign, political campaign, election campaign, campaigning, underdog ...
Time: 21st century
Place: seattle, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.4
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Hyenas (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Senegal, France, Switzerland, UK, Netherlands, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: After being kicked out of her African village three decades earlier for getting pregnant out of wedlock, Linguere (Ami Diakhate) has returned home. While Linguere has done well for herself, her home village has fallen on hard economic times. Intent ...
Style: suspense, semi serious, realistic, cynical, biting ...
Plot: african, satire, politics, pregnancy, infidelity, village life, vengeance, rich and poor, village, ambition, society, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: africa, senegal
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.9
 601
Leo the Last (1970)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Prince Leo, last in the line of rulers of a long-deposed monarchy on continental Europe and jaded with the frenetic search for kicks with the European jet-set, returns to his father's London town house for rest.
Style: suspense, biting, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: satire, culture clash, urban ghetto life, down on your luck, fish out of water, social decay, graphic violence, urban ghetto, injustice, disorder, estate, society ...
Time: 60s
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.6
 475
Stella Street (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Michael Caine, Robert De Niro, Jack Nicholson and Roger Moore all live on a quiet street in Surbiton and Mick Jagger and Keith Richards run their corner shop - who knew?
Style: semi serious, witty, humorous, realistic, clever ...
Plot: misfit, fish out of water, disorder, satire, lifestyle, tv show, culture clash, showbiz, social decay, society, unfulfillment, nothing goes right ...
Time: 21st century
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Movie in collections
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The Falling (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Natha a poor farmer from Peepli village in the heart of rural India is about to lose his plot of land due to an unpaid bank loan. A quick fix to the problem is the a government program that aids the families of indebted farmers who have committed ...
Style: semi serious, suspenseful, light, entertaining, psychological ...
Plot: media circus, media, satire, society, nothing goes right, dark humor, media hype, farmer, debt, suicide attempt, bureaucracy, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Career of Nikos Dyzma (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Poland
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Nikos is a master of funeral ceremonies (that's undertaker to you and me) who doesn't expect much from life. After drunkenly insulting a diplomat at a party, weird things begin to happen for Nikos. The news that a mysterious stranger ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, entertaining, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: lifestyle, rise to the top, ambition, farce, fish out of water, life turned upside down, overnight success, political intrigue, state affairs, disorder, career, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
James' Journey to Jerusalem (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 87 min.
Story: During his journey to Jerusalem young James learns the meaning of being Israeli.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, semi serious, humorous, suspense ...
Plot: wisdom of life, friendship, fish out of water, culture clash, racism, social differences, immigrants, boss and employee, teaching the ways of the world, society, satire, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.5
 317
Ultrachrist! (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: What would Jesus do if he returned to Earth and discovered he could no longer relate to the youth of today?
Style: semi serious, humorous, witty, captivating, biting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: fish out of water, satire, religions or cults, heroes, clergy, society, destiny, disorder, vampire, superhero, antichrist, messiah ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
A Good Man in Africa (1994)
Genre: Comedy
Country: South Africa, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Morgan Leafy is a secretary to the British High Commissioner to an Africa nation. Leafy is a man that makes himself useful to his boss, the snobbish Arthur Fanshawe, who has no clue about what's going on around him, but who wants to use his ...
Style: humorous, captivating, realistic, semi serious, sexy ...
Plot: political corruption, golf, politics, disorder, revolution, couples, infidelity, cons and scams, down on your luck, culture clash, rebelliousness, political intrigue ...
Time: 90s
Place: africa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.1
 2K
The Terrace (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Drama about the difficulties of a group of people trying to change their lives. A group of people gathers in a terrace in Rome . Some are friends, some know each other and others just meet for the first time. All are intellectual and belong to the ...
Style: talky, cynical, biting, suspense, semi serious ...
Plot: politics, couples, friends, dishonesty, state affairs, unfulfillment, society, artists and showbiz, satire, love affair, infidelity, political intrigue ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: rome italy, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.3
 802
Doors of Glory (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A young man joins a team of experimented door-to-door salesmen, who teach him how to sell an expensive encyclopedia to modest homes that have no use for it.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, captivating, talky ...
Plot: workplace, rise to the top, fish out of water, leadership, misfit, family relations, on the road, boss and employee, disorder, small town, salesman, a.i. ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%