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, captivating, biting, suspense, realistic, semi serious
Plot: politics, satire, kidnapping, society, dishonesty, disorder, hidden identity, state affairs, switching roles, civil war, politician, dictator, freedom, propaganda, pope, palace, impostor, catholic, spanish civil war, political satire, entrapment, controversy, storekeeper, shopkeeper
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: spain, madrid

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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, disorder, politics, state affairs, dishonesty and farce mostly in Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like Wait for Me in Heaven: Welcome Mr. President! (2013), Puckoon (2002), Mohamed Dubois (2013), The Last Days of Switzerland (1999), Calls Controlled (1991). 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, light, realistic
Plot: politics, farce, disorder, state affairs, dishonesty, fish out of water, political satire, politician, satire, small town, president
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy
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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, witty, humorous, realistic, not serious ...
Plot: politics, satire, manipulations, dishonesty, political corruption, media satire, disorder, nudity (full frontal - brief), manipulation, state affairs, society, ambition ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: england
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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: humorous, semi serious, captivating, offbeat, suspense ...
Plot: comedy of errors, life turned upside down, satire, disorder, social relations, politics, society, cons and scams, political unrest, village life, village, border ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: ireland
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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, realistic, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: hidden identity, interracial relations, social differences, fish out of water, disorder, society, love and romance, dishonesty, fall in love, fake identity, girlfriend, hospital ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
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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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, clever ...
Plot: dishonesty, prostitute, social decay, injustice, workplace, state affairs, politics, immigrants, satire, friendship, love and romance, romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: switzerland, europe
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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: humorous, suspense, biting, dark humor, semi serious ...
Plot: society, government agency, state affairs, working class, working undercover, moral dilemma, labor union, anti hero, anti heroes, heroes, undercover, politics ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: poland
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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, political comedy, satirical ...
Plot: politics, white house, satire, dishonesty, political conspiracy, cold war, farce, head of state, culture clash, state affairs, nothing goes right, conspiracy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, canada, united states, iraq, california
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51%
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: humorous, realistic, semi serious, clever, suspense ...
Plot: politics, twins, switching roles, campaign, disorder, hidden identity, state affairs, dishonesty, old love, political rally, impostor, political party ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, france
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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: witty, humorous, clever, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: hotel, satire, convention, media satire, political corruption, wedding, couples, campaign, cooking and food, sexual relations, americana, politics ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: florida, tennessee
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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, realistic, humorous
Plot: adult humor, satire, profanity, politics, artists and showbiz, state affairs, stand up comedian, political satire, political humor, anger, comedian
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit
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49%
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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: realistic, semi serious, humorous, captivating
Audience: date night
Plot: tv show, fall in love, dishonesty, media, unlikely couple, couples, disorder, love and romance, romance, aspiring actor, ladykiller, relationships ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe
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44%
Dying Beyond Their Means (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Spain
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Isaki Lacuesta presents a social satire in which five common or garden citizens, from a country pretty much identical to our own, see their lives ripped apart by the economic crisis. With nothing more to lose, they come up with a crazy plan to save ...
Style: humorous, not serious, entertaining, light, realistic ...
Plot: mental illness, satire, rivalry, social decay, society, disorder, comedy of manners, mental institution, social misfits, anti hero, anti heroes, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
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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, satirical ...
Plot: political corruption, golf, politics, infidelity, cons and scams, state affairs, ego clash, dishonesty, nothing goes right, society, revolution, disorder ...
Time: 90s
Place: africa, london
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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, light, captivating, feel good, not serious ...
Plot: family life, mayor, life turned upside down, parents and children, disorder, politics, state affairs, small town, small town life, social relations, society, family relations ...
Time: 20th century
Place: turkey, middle east
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A Private Function (1984)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Life isn't easy in 1947 Yorkshire, where strict post-war rationing is putting the squeeze on the townspeople. But when a working-class couple discover that the town's wealthy elite has been secretly fattening up an illegal pig for their ...
Style: humorous, clever, biting, suspense, semi serious ...
Plot: satire, pig, village, countryside, small town, working class, social differences, disorder, black market, couples, social relations, couple relations ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1947, 1930s ...
Place: england, europe, yorkshire, northern england
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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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: society, politics, political prisoner, dictator, escape, isolation, abduction, rebelliousness, drive away, kidnapping, military dictatorship, prisoner of war camp ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: italy, latin america, chile
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Open Season (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When the television ratings machines suddenly malfunction, public television suddenly, but mistakenly, soars to #1 in this humorous satire.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, suspense, biting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: satire, media, society, ratings, disorder, showbiz, tv show, workplace situations, boss and employee, media satire, ambition, rise to the top ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: london, australia
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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, sexy, sexual
Plot: artists and showbiz, society, state affairs, fascism, hotel, comedian, against humanity, homecoming, stalinism, holocaust, best friend, nazi germany
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 40s
Place: germany, russia
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Shout Out (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Spain
Duration: 101 min.
Story: TV host Miranda Vega heads a variety talk-show format. Confronted with plummeting ratings, she is forced to try a different approach that brings singing hookers, drug addicts, and other no-talents into the studio. Miranda feuds with lesbian actress ...
Style: humorous, clever, realistic, not serious, suspense ...
Plot: workplace situations, media satire, showbiz, tv show, chaos and mayhem, parody, artists and showbiz, workplace, gays and lesbians, media, satire, chaos ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: spain, madrid
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Justi&Cia (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 80 min.
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: murderous pair, unlikely criminals, disorder, life is a bitch, nothing to lose, crimes, vigilantism, society, social decay, satire, escapades, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain
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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: humorous, clever, witty, biting, suspense ...
Plot: satire, island, nudity (full frontal - brief), chaos, terrorism, chaos and mayhem, politics, head of state, danger, society, state affairs, silly humor ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, england, caribbean, britain, soviet union ...
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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, humorous, suspense, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: politics, satire, humanism, military coup, ideology, true love, power struggle, corruption, speech, ambassador, police corruption, comedy of errors ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: latin america
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Some Kind of a Nut (1969)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A New York City bank teller becomes a media celebrity when he refuses to comply with his employer's demands that he shave his beard. Directed by Garson Kanin, this 1969 comedy stars Dick Van Dyke, Angie Dickinson, Rosemary Forsyth, Zohra ...
Style: biting, suspense, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: bank teller, bee sting, beard, nothing goes right, dishonesty, supportive spouse, workplace, misfit, rebellion, fighting the system, anti hero, obnoxious boss ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york
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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: realistic, humorous, witty, semi serious, biting ...
Plot: politics, un, state affairs, workplace, workplace intrigue, power relations, chief of staff, administration, rivalry, boss and employee, international relations, satire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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My New Gun (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Debbie and Gerald's lives drastically change after they get a gun. Their mysterious neighbor, Skippy, becomes an important and transforming figure in their lives.
Style: realistic, biting, clever, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: satire, suburbs, neighbor, gun, criminal heroes, unsupportive spouse, suburban life, unfulfillment, down on your luck, crumbling marriage, twentysomething life, infidelity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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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, cynical, biting, suspense ...
Plot: racism, satire, farce, prodigy, workplace, fighting the system, obsessive quest, heroic mission, interracial relations, political corruption, discrimination, social decay ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, baltimore
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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: humorous, witty, semi serious, captivating, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: fish out of water, satire, destiny, heroes, clergy, society, religions or cults, disorder, superhero, vampire, antichrist, messiah ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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Bill Maher... But I'm Not Wrong (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: In front of a live audience at the Raleigh Memorial Auditorium at the Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts in Raleigh, North Carolina, the Emmy-nominated host of Real Time with Bill Maher performs an all-new hour of stand-up comedy.  ...
Style: live comedy, semi serious, humorous, witty, cynical ...
Plot: politics, comedian, artists and showbiz, democrat, state affairs, political satire, live performance, adult humor, joke, live audience, society, liberal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, north carolina
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34%
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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, witty, semi serious, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: presidential election, election campaign, politics, state affairs, ambition, fish out of water, republican, head of state, satire, white house, rescue, bail bondsman ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., nashville tennessee, chicago illinois
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I Want to Go Home (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Joey Wellman, an American cartoonist from Cleveland now largely forgotten at home, visits France with his partner Lena to attend an exhibition in Paris about the comic strip (bande dessinée) which features his work. He also hopes to be reconciled ...
Style: humorous, witty, offbeat, clever, suspense ...
Plot: satire, culture clash, estrangement, disorder, fish out of water, parents and children, communication problem, family relations, performer's life, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, society ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: france, paris france, europe
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