Movies like Wait for Me in Heaven

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Wait for Me in Heaven (1988)
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Wait for Me in Heaven (1988)
Original name: Espérame en el cielo
Genre: Comedy
Country: Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Pepe Soriano plays a Madrid shopkeeper who is kidnapped by henchmen of Franco in this political comedy. After his kidnapping, he is forced to become the dictator's double for many official ceremonies. Due to his long and unexplained absence, Pepe's wife believes her husband has been abducted and killed, so she tries to reach her husband through spiritualism. After Pepe surprises her with a nocturnal visit, he tells her he will touch his ear to signal it is he and not Franco in public appearances.
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, realistic, biting
Plot: politics, hidden identity, state affairs, switching roles, kidnapping, dishonesty, society, disorder, civil war, politician, dictator, freedom, propaganda, pope, palace, catholic, spanish civil war, political satire, controversy, entrapment, shopkeeper
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: spain, madrid

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and biting films with plots about society, politics, disorder, state affairs, dishonesty, love and romance and couples mostly in Comedy, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like Wait for Me in Heaven: Welcome Mr. President! (2013), Calls Controlled (1991), The Anonymous Queen (1992), Sleepless in Madrid (1998), Puckoon (2002). 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, realistic
Plot: politics, farce, dishonesty, state affairs, disorder, fish out of water, politician, small town, president, political satire
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy
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95%
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: clever, not serious, biting, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: politics, head of state, rise to the top, media satire, political corruption, ambition, dishonesty, media, society, state affairs, manipulations, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: england
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90%
Calls Controlled (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Poland
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Brilliantly funny comedy finds humor in what was otherwise a terrifying time, the outbreak of Martial Law in Poland in 1981.
Style: semi serious, dark humor, humorous, realistic, biting
Plot: working class, working undercover, society, anti heroes, government agency, moral dilemma, politics, heroes, state affairs, undercover, labor union, propaganda ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
The Anonymous Queen (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Spain
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Anna Luz, a married woman, rethinks her life when she receives the visit of a stranger who claims to be her neighbor from the floor below. His arrival coincides with the entry of a series of extravagant characters who, as in a dream, invade his ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat, sexual
Plot: farce, nothing goes right, disorder, sexual relations, couples, shower, gun
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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Sleepless in Madrid (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Spain
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Eva, Alba y Juan are the protagonist of the story. Eva gives birth to Marina, Alba has just been left by her boyfriend. And Juan is happily married. Their paths intersect one night and their lifes will change forever.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat, touching
Plot: drugs/alcohol, romance, couples, babies and infants, introspection, love and romance, unfulfillment, insomnia, male nudity, pubic hair, female nudity
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: madrid, spain
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69%
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Puckoon (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Ireland, UK, Germany
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Spike Milligan's book about the divided Irish village of Puckoon comes to the big screen.
Style: semi serious, humorous, biting, realistic, offbeat
Plot: village life, society, village, comedy of errors, social relations, disorder, cons and scams, political unrest, life turned upside down, politics, coffin, corpse ...
Time: 20s, 20th century
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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HealtH (1980)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: HealtH is set at a health food convention at a Florida luxury hotel, where a powerful political organization is deciding on a new president.
Style: semi serious, clever, humorous, realistic, witty ...
Plot: hotel, media satire, campaign, fighting the system, politics, americana, media, state affairs, sexual relations, political corruption, cooking and food, society ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: florida, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Foreign Body (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Banerjee stars as Ram Das, a jobless Indian man who, tired of life in Calcutta, steals money from his father in order to afford a passage to Britain and while there, falls in love with a white woman.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: fake doctor, unemployment, politics, romance, indian lead, head of state, switching roles, heist, bus, dishonesty, love and romance, society ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, asia, europe, india, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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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, talky, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: politics, political conspiracy, political corruption, dishonesty, farce, disorder, white house, head of state, culture clash, cold war, society, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, canada, iraq, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.0
 1K
Hotel Lux (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany, Liechtenstein, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In 1938 Hans Zeisig, an apolitical comedian, impersonator and cabaret actor, flees with a Russian passport (instead of American, which he would have preferred) from Nazi-Berlin, and finds himself in the legendary Hotel Lux, the 'lost ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sexual
Plot: homecoming, fascism, against humanity, hotel, society, state affairs, artists and showbiz, comedian, best friend, nazi germany, holocaust, stalinism
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: germany, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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 417
Mohamed Dubois (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Arnaud Dubois may be the heir to a bank, but he prefers to call himself Mohamed. Having fallen out with his father, he turns his back on the family residence. On his travels, he meets Mustafa, who introduces him to his sister Sabrina. Having fallen ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, biting, realistic
Plot: fish out of water, hidden identity, fall in love, interracial relations, social differences, dishonesty, love and romance, society, disorder, girlfriend, identity, fake identity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Government Woman (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Turkey
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Xate is an ordinary woman from Midyat with eight children in tow. The only thing that sets her apart is her husband's job as Mayor of Midyat. Until, that is, an extraordinary day changes her life - and the lives of everyone else in Midyat. For ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic
Plot: small town life, society, small town, family relations, disorder, parents and children, life turned upside down, politics, family life, state affairs, social relations, mayor
Time: 20th century
Place: middle east, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Say I Do (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Spain
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An unlikely couple fake a relationship to win a TV game show prize. Wannabe actress Estrella dreams of becoming a hostess on a romance reality-TV show presented by Amador Rosales. Meanwhile, movie usher and film buff Victor, who hates such reality ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: unlikely couple, fall in love, romance, ladykiller, love and romance, tv show, dishonesty, media, couples, disorder, injury, angel ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: not serious, humorous, clever, realistic, witty ...
Plot: head of state, society, state affairs, terrorism, island, chaos and mayhem, politics, danger, chaos, end of the world, apocalypse, terrorist ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, usa, caribbean, soviet union, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Protocol (1984)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Sweet, unsophisticated Sunny is working as a cocktail waitress. She saves a visiting dignitary and as a reward she gets a top-office job in the Washington beehive. She has to fight against a devious protocol officer but with her charms, she saves ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, satirical ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: politics, fish out of water, state affairs, romance, head of state, odd couple, assassination attempt, rescue, rise to the top, looking for love, social differences, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, semi serious, captivating, realistic, satirical ...
Plot: political corruption, golf, infidelity, politics, cons and scams, political intrigue, nothing goes right, dishonesty, society, state affairs, ego clash, rebelliousness ...
Time: 90s
Place: africa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, clever, humorous, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: immigrants, prostitute, politics, dishonesty, society, social decay, injustice, misfit, state affairs, workplace, lifestyle, folklore ...
Time: 90s
Place: switzerland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
That's Carry On! (1977)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Celebrating twenty years of classic Carry On films, two of the films’ best-loved stars, Kenneth Williams and Barbara Windsor return to Pinewood film studios to unwrap some rib-tickling moments from the series. From the original, military mayhem of ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: intrigue, royal family, dishonesty, rivalry, disorder
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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I Am Self Sufficient (1976)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Michele Apicella lives in Rome, in an apartment paid for by his father. Abandoned by his wife and his son Andrea, he occupies his time acting in an experimental theater company under the artistic direction of his friend Fabio.
Style: clever, semi serious, realistic, humorous, surreal
Plot: politics, actor's life, cause and meaning, artists and showbiz, society, direction and purpose, loneliness, theater, communism, stage play, critic, unrequited love
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 150
Sixten (1994)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Sweden
Duration: 78 min.
Story: 13 year old Sixten really wants his father to meet someone he can marry. Without telling his father, he and his friends write an ad for the personal sections.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching
Plot: single parent, coming of age, love and romance, youth, hidden identity, looking for love, teenage love, mistaken identity, teenage life, dishonesty, family relations, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.3
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Nowhere (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, Spain, Argentina
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In a country (alluded to be Chile) under dictatorship, a police night raid comes up with a few usual anti-regime suspects. They are sent to a camp in the middle of nowhere. Their friends on the outside start to plan their escape.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: kidnapping, politics, society, drive away, isolation, escape, political prisoner, foreigner, dictator, military dictatorship, army, dictatorship
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: italy, latin america, chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Excuse Me Darling, But Lucas Loved Me (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Country: Spain
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Until Lucas appeared in their lives, Dani, Carlos and Toni had a quiet life with no major concerns. They shared almost everything: the house, housework, dogs, his homosexual tendencies and debts. It was these that forced them to rent one of the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, cynical, dark humor, realistic
Plot: homosexuality, murder mystery, comedy of errors, gays and lesbians, murder, who done it, crime, crimes, gender, love triangle, nothing goes right, police investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: spain, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Happy Hooker Goes to Washington (1977)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The world's most famous madame is called to Washington to testify before Congress.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sexual, sexy
Plot: media coverage, sexual fantasy, limousine, prostitution, sex, american flag, on the road, prostitute, strong sexual content, legal action, politics, society ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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One Day in Europe (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany, Spain
Duration: 95 min.
Story: One day in Europe shows stories set in four European countries. All of them involve thievery in some way or the other. The protagonists are strangers in the respective country. For none of them their stay turns out as planned.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, touching
Plot: fish out of water, city life, soccer, travel, performer's life, culture clash, artists and showbiz, urban, crimes, dishonesty, misfit, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, russia, spain, turkey, istanbul turkey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The French Minister (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Alexandre Taillard de Vorms is a force to be reckoned with. With his silver mane and tanned, athletic body, he stalks the world stage as Minister of Foreign Affairs for France, waging his own war backed up by the holy trinity of diplomatic concepts: ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, clever, realistic, witty ...
Plot: politics, workplace intrigue, state affairs, workplace, boss and employee, rivalry, power relations, un, chief of staff, administration, shoes, language ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.8
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Sidetracked (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Spain
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A rural couple in crisis, who have a brother and sister with urban problems, and all of them trying to find a solution.
Style: semi serious, humorous, biting, realistic
Plot: hopes, unfulfillment, countryside, married couple, group of friends, fashion designer, family, couples, journalism, starting over, couple relations, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Stark Raving Black (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Blustery funnyman Lewis Black hits the stage for his Comedy Central special, which finds the comic using his wry observational humor to skewer everything from Washington politicians and the tanking economy to cellphones and getting old.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: adult humor, politics, artists and showbiz, state affairs, political satire, stand up comedian, comedian, anger
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Sins of a Nearly Decent Girl (1975)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Spain
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A very enthusiastic girl kills her boyfriend, a carabinieri, after a long love session. She will suffer during the rest of the film to hide the body.
Style: semi serious, humorous, dark humor, sentimental, realistic
Plot: nothing goes right, disorder, small town, clergy, parents and children, siblings relations, eccentric family, family in crisis, society, family problems, family relations, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
A Woman in the Rain (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Spain
Duration: 89 min.
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love affair, destiny, road not taken, romance, fall in love, love and romance, couples, parallel world, rain, multiple outcomes
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, madrid, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: semi serious, clever, realistic, humorous, biting
Plot: politics, twins, switching roles, self discovery, hidden identity, campaign, dishonesty, state affairs, disorder, rally, power of media, old love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%