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

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and biting films with plots about politics, society, state affairs, disorder, dishonesty, farce and couples mostly in Comedy, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like Wait for Me in Heaven: Welcome Mr. President! (2013), Calls Controlled (1991), Canadian Bacon (1995), Foreign Body (1986), 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: realistic, humorous, semi serious
Plot: politics, state affairs, farce, disorder, dishonesty, political satire, fish out of water, small town, politician, president
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
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, humorous, witty, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: politics, media satire, state affairs, rise to the top, society, ambition, manipulations, head of state, disorder, political corruption, dishonesty, media ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
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: dark humor, humorous, semi serious, realistic, biting
Plot: moral dilemma, society, politics, government agency, heroes, undercover, working class, labor union, state affairs, working undercover, anti heroes, martial law ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 5.9
 15K
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, dishonesty, political conspiracy, cold war, farce, head of state, culture clash, state affairs, nothing goes right, conspiracy, president ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, canada, iraq, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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 6.1
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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: realistic, humorous, semi serious
Plot: fake doctor, politics, society, unemployment, heist, head of state, disorder, couples, dishonesty, bus, romance, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, asia, india, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.9
 333
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: biting, realistic, humorous, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: politics, social relations, village life, cons and scams, life turned upside down, comedy of errors, village, political unrest, disorder, society, small town, coffin ...
Time: 20th century, 20s
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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: offbeat, sexual, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: farce, nothing goes right, sexual relations, couples, disorder, shower, gun
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.8
 611
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: cynical, biting, realistic, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: hotel, cooking and food, couples, fighting the system, political corruption, society, politics, media satire, state affairs, media, campaign, americana ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: florida, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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, witty, realistic, biting ...
Plot: dishonesty, prostitute, politics, injustice, immigrants, state affairs, workplace, social decay, love and romance, friendship, romance, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s
Place: switzerland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.0
 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: society, social differences, dishonesty, disorder, interracial relations, fall in love, love and romance, hidden identity, fish out of water, restaurant, fake identity, swimming pool ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: realistic, humorous, not serious
Plot: politics, small town, mayor, disorder, small town life, family life, social relations, family relations, state affairs, life turned upside down, parents and children, society
Time: 20th century
Place: turkey, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, revolution, disorder, rebelliousness, society, ego clash, culture clash, state affairs, down on your luck, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s
Place: africa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 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, sexual, realistic
Plot: homecoming, against humanity, artists and showbiz, state affairs, fascism, society, hotel, comedian, stalinism, holocaust, nazi germany, best friend
Time: 40s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s, 1940s
Place: germany, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: offbeat, touching, realistic, humorous, semi serious
Plot: couples, introspection, insomnia, drugs/alcohol, unfulfillment, babies and infants, romance, love and romance, female nudity, pubic hair, male nudity
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: spain, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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
Audience: date night
Plot: dishonesty, disorder, couples, tv show, love and romance, fall in love, romance, unlikely couple, media, ladykiller, hotel, wig ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: witty, clever, not serious, humorous, biting ...
Plot: society, head of state, danger, island, chaos and mayhem, state affairs, terrorism, chaos, politics, united states of america, task force, ransom ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, caribbean, usa, soviet union, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: touching, feel good, realistic, humorous, semi serious
Plot: artists and showbiz, performer's life, communication problem, city life, crimes, culture clash, fish out of water, dishonesty, disorder, urban, lifestyle, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, turkey, russia, germany, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: semi serious, humorous, clever, realistic, surreal
Plot: politics, direction and purpose, cause and meaning, artists and showbiz, actor's life, society, loneliness, communism, theater, stage play, unrequited love, critic
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Movie in collections
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 4K
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, political comedy ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: politics, fish out of water, assassination attempt, rise to the top, teaching the ways of the world, state affairs, media satire, love and romance, culture clash, power relations, romance, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, washington d.c., middle east
⇓ 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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sexy, sexual
Plot: sexual fantasy, limousine, media coverage, american flag, sex, prostitution, media, legal action, state affairs, prostitute, politics, scapegoat ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: clever, semi serious, humorous, realistic, biting
Plot: politics, hidden identity, twins, self discovery, campaign, disorder, old love, rally, dishonesty, power of media, switching roles, state affairs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: realistic, semi serious, humorous, exciting
Plot: intrigue, royal family, dishonesty, disorder, rivalry
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Nothing to Declare (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: During the elimination of the Belgian/French border in the 90s, a Belgian customs officer is forced to team up with one of his French counterparts.
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic, light ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: culture clash, reluctant partners, society, partners, politics, unsupportive coworkers, snobbism, frontier town, customs officer, comedy duo, colleague colleague relationship, unlikely relationship ...
Time: 1990s, 80s, 90s, 20th century, year 1993 ...
Place: europe, france, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Movie in collections
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 529
First Family (1980)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The president (Bob Newhart) and his boozing wife (Madeline Kahn) go to Africa to bargain for their abducted daughter's (Gilda Radner) return.
Style: realistic, offbeat, exciting, cynical, humorous ...
Plot: politics, state affairs, looking for sex, alcohol abuse, kidnapping, parody, head of state, disorder, family life, eccentric family, u.s. vice president, president ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: witty, semi serious, humorous, clever, realistic ...
Plot: politics, un, power relations, state affairs, administration, workplace intrigue, boss and employee, rivalry, workplace, chief of staff, journalist, betrayal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Qualunquemente (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Corrupt and sleazy entrepreneur Cetto La Qualunque comes back to Italy and "jumps into politics" lest his law-abiding opponent, Giovanni De Santis, is elected as mayor.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, funny, sexy
Plot: politics, political satire, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, campaign, farce, state affairs, media, political
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: cynical, semi serious, humorous, dark humor, realistic
Plot: murder mystery, homosexuality, love triangle, disorder, deadly, dishonesty, friends, murder, gays and lesbians, crime, comedy of errors, gender ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: spain, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.3
 187
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
Plot: drive away, society, kidnapping, politics, escape, military dictatorship, foreigner, army, isolation, political prisoner, dictatorship, dictator
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: latin america, italy, chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
True Identity (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In order to escape from the mob, an African-American man must disguise himself as a white man.
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, witty
Plot: hitman, crimes, gangsters, switching roles, cons and scams, crime, murder, opposites attract, on the run, hidden identity, mistaken identity, interracial relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.8
 1K
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, realistic, biting
Plot: unfulfillment, couple relations, journalism, media, midlife crisis, friendship, society, starting over, couples, friends, hopes, family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%