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The Kingdom of Diamonds (1980)
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The Kingdom of Diamonds (1980)
Original name: হীরক রাজার দেশে
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The musician duo of Goopi Gayin and Bagha Bayin make a comeback in this sequel, where they are invited to the court of the Hirak Raja (Diamond King), for their musical skills. They have to perform at the kingdom's Jubilee Celebrations. But coming to the kingdom, they use their natural goodness and curiosity to find out that all is not well in the kingdom. There is exploitation of poor farmers and diamond-miners. There are sycophant courtiers and ruthless armies. And there is a mad scientist with this Brain-washing machine. With the help of an upright school-master, Goopi and Bagha set out to correct the evils... with the help of their ghost-given skills, fast thinking and an impish sense of humour.
Style: humorous, thought provoking, offbeat, biting, suspense, witty, semi serious
Plot: distopia, heroes, injustice, anti hero, imaginary kingdom, satire, mad scientist, royal court, society, political unrest, escapades, state affairs, anti heroes, save the day, righting the wronged, musician, king, teacher, scientist, tiger, kingdom, tyrant, diamond, greed, villain turns good ...
Place: india

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out semi serious, humorous, realistic and suspense films with plots about society, satire, politics, state affairs, disorder, life is a bitch and political unrest mostly in Drama, Comedy and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Kingdom of Diamonds: The Color of the Chameleon (2012), The Stranger (1991), The Witness (1969), A Wonderful World (2006), The Falling (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Color of the Chameleon (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: Bulgaria
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In Emil Christov's über-stylish spy-movie pastiche, a charismatic schemer in an authoritarian police state, fired from his job as a secret-police informant, conjures up his own imaginary spy network and builds up an archive that he turns ...
Style: humorous, dark humor, cynical, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: snitch, satire, politics, fighting the system, dishonesty, state affairs, cons and scams, society, government agency, secret police, sting operation, informant ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: bulgaria
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The Stranger (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: India, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A well-off Indian family is paid an unexpected, and rather unwanted, visit by a man claiming to be the woman's long lost uncle. The initial suspicion with which they greet the man slowly dissolves as he regales them with stories of his travels, ...
Style: semi serious, thought provoking, contemplative
Plot: family relations, hidden identity, society, parents and children, couple relations, friendship, family life, fish out of water, human nature, introspection, uninvited guest, disorder ...
Time: 90s
Place: india, asia
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86%
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The Witness (1969)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: Hungary
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Known as the best satire about communism, banned for over a decade in Hungary. 'The Witness' has become a cult classic, well received by critics and general audiences when it was finally released outside of Hungary. 'The Witness' ...
Style: dark humor, cult film, suspense, witty, clever ...
Plot: satire, socialism, fascist, amusement park, pig, political satire, ice cream, flood, secret door, minister, cemetery, absurdism ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: hungary, budapest, europe, budapest hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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, suspense ...
Plot: satire, rich and poor, mistaken identity, social decay, society, politics, political conspiracy, disorder, suicide, sleeping, leadership, immigrants ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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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: dark humor, suspenseful, light, entertaining, psychological ...
Plot: media circus, satire, media, society, nothing goes right, media hype, farmer, bureaucracy, suicide attempt, family relations, disorder, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
The Middleman (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 131 min.
Story: A bright and idealistic young graduate steels himself for a dog-eat-dog world, only to flounder in a job market packed with thousands of other hopefuls. When he eventually decides to start his own business as a middle-man, he discovers that the ...
Style: clever, witty, biting, tense, realistic ...
Plot: unemployment, unfulfillment, betrayal, life is a bitch, youth, social misfits, downfall, society, college graduate, injustice, down on your luck, marketplace ...
Time: 70s
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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Sono tornato (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Mussolini reappears in Rome 72 years after his death, finding a Country still full of problems like racism and hate for politicians. Misguised for an actor, he sides with a young filmmaker and starts traveling along Italy to reconquer it.
Style: dark humor, thought provoking, disturbing
Plot: satire, society, anti semitism, state affairs, tyrant, dictator, farce, italian fascism, fascism, lie, compassion, best friend ...
Place: italy, europe
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70%
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The Comedy (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Indifferent to the notion of inheriting his father's estate, a restless, aging New Yorker passes time with his friends in games of mock sincerity, irreverence, and recreational cruelty towards those around them.
Style: thought provoking, cynical, realistic, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: introspection, estrangement, social decay, human nature, satire, shallowness, society, dull life, life is a bitch, father
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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70%
The Vagina Monologues (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: This controversial work, created and performed by Eve Ensler, debuted off-off-Broadway in 1996 and soon rode a wave of national acclaim. Now, the intimacy of Ensler's original show has been lovingly brought to the screen. Capturing her unique ...
Style: semi serious, thought provoking, contemplative, suspense, witty ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sexual dysfunction, gender, society, introspection, feminism, couples, satire, artists and showbiz, battle of the sexes, strong female presence, performer's life, sexual relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Very Well, Thank You (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The tough lives of two ordinary individuals: Alex, an accountant and his wife Béatrice, a taxi driver.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, suspense, biting
Plot: fighting the system, life is a bitch, life turned upside down, injustice, society, wrongfully committed, satire, husband wife relationship, loss of job, mental institution, taxi driver, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
The Tree, the Mayor and the Mediatheque (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The socialist mayor of a small village in France dreams of building an arts center but he runs up against some opposition.
Style: witty, humorous, clever, suspense, biting ...
Plot: satire, small town, small town life, society, politics, opposites attract, couples, social relations, cow, farm, writing, architect ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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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: witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: satire, ambition, unemployment, campaign, society, politics, against the odds, friends, election campaign, political campaign, campaigning, profanity ...
Time: 21st century
Place: washington d.c., seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Khrustalyov, My Car! (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Russia, France
Duration: 147 min.
Story: Military doctor General Klenski is arrested in Stalin's Russia in 1953 during an anti-Semitic political campaign accused of being a participant in so-called "doctors' plot".
Style: dark humor, semi serious, realistic, offbeat, clever ...
Plot: train, hospital, kgb, injustice, downfall, head of state, gang, politics, on the run, state affairs, riddles and clues, twins ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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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: offbeat, witty, humorous, suspense, semi serious ...
Plot: satire, culture clash, society, graphic violence, prostitute, life is a bitch, misfit, urban ghetto life, fish out of water, down on your luck, social decay, injustice ...
Time: 60s
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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 276
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.0
 983
Childstar (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Childstar is about an egotistical 12-year-old named Taylor Brandon Burns who has skyrocketed to fame at that young age. His relationship with his driver, Rick, takes a turn when Taylor confides in him about the problems of celebrity and the fears of ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, light, thought provoking ...
Plot: actor's life, fame, lifestyle, coming of age, filmmaking, showbiz, parents and children, satire, family relations, celebrity culture, youth, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 10K
Balkan Spy (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Balkanski špijun is a 1984 Yugoslav comedy/drama. Ilija Čvorović, a former Stalinist who spent several years in a prison on Goli otok, is contacted by the police to routinely answer questions about his tenant, Petar Markov Jakovljević, a ...
Style: humorous, disturbing, dark humor, thought provoking, semi serious ...
Plot: espionage, satire, josef stalin, paranoia, politics, dishonesty, amateur detective, state affairs, social relations, society, political unrest, false accusation ...
Time: 50s
Place: former yugoslavia, europe, belgrade
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Personal Tailor (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: China
Duration: 118 min.
Story: From the director of Back to 1942, Feng Xiaogang, comes PERSONAL TAILOR, one of the most unique films you'll see in this upcoming holiday season. Imagine a team that will sacrifice themselves for your dream at any cost -- but only if that dream ...
Style: cynical, humorous, stylized, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: follow your dream, satire, dream come true, social differences, artists and showbiz, hopes, filmmaking, society, media, company
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Hawks and the Sparrows (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Italy
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A man and his son take an allegorical stroll through life with a talking bird that spouts social and political philosophy.
Style: offbeat, clever, witty, humorous, cynical ...
Plot: satire, politics, on the road, crow, mythology, hawk, idealism, parents and children, state affairs, society, clergy, monk ...
Time: 60s
Place: italy, rome italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Chess Players (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History
Country: India
Duration: 129 min.
Story: It is the year 1856. Nawab Wajid Ali Shah is the king of Awadh, one of the last independent kingdoms of India. The British colonialists, intent on controlling this rich land, have sent general Outram on a secret mission to clear the way for an ...
Style: contemplative, serious, realistic
Plot: chess, political unrest, social differences, political corruption, obsession, political intrigue, couple relations, betrayal, ruler, politics, heroes, society ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
People in Places (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 79 min.
Story: This kaleidoscopic film weaves together approximately 20 fragmented scenarios that offer a view of contemporary Spain, drawing conclusions about the persistence of the human condition, strangeness, and the chaos within relationships. Starring Raul ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, sincere, clever ...
Plot: human nature
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 4K
Hi, Mom! (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Vietnam vet John Rubin returns to New York and rents a rundown flat in Greenwhich Village. It is in this flat that he begins to film, 'Peeping Tom' style, the people in the apartment across the street. His obsession with making films leads ...
Style: offbeat, witty, humorous, suspense, cynical ...
Plot: pornography, opposites attract, couples, filmmaking, media satire, village, terrorism, celebrity culture, political unrest, obsession, state affairs, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: new york, vietnam, usa, asia, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Movie in collections
 7.5
 838
Hyenas (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Switzerland, France, Senegal, 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: humorous, witty, clever, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: african, politics, satire, infidelity, rich and poor, society, unfulfillment, dishonesty, prostitute, ambition, rise to the top, pregnancy ...
Time: 90s
Place: senegal, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.8
 636
Next Door (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Matt and Karen have inconsiderate neighbours whose lawn sprinkler drowns their flowers. A feud errupts and a series of tit-for-tat actions develop and escalate.
Style: humorous, witty, offbeat, clever, semi serious ...
Plot: prank, feud, neighbor, suburban life, murder, human nature, eccentric family, road not taken, suburbs, disorder, family relations, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Auntie Danielle (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Tatie Danielle is a black comedy about a widow who is intent on ruining the lives of her great-nephew and his wife. Tsilla Chelton plays the title character, who mourns the death of her husband by tormenting everyone she meets. Eventually, she moves ...
Style: humorous, offbeat, witty, clever, semi serious ...
Plot: elderly, parents and children, suburbs, family life, master and servant, society, golden years, eccentric family, suburban life, family problems, uninvited guest, family relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: greece, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
James' Journey to Jerusalem (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 91 min.
Story: During his journey to Jerusalem young James learns the meaning of being Israeli.
Style: realistic, humorous, thought provoking, semi serious, clever ...
Plot: friendship, change of luck, fish out of water, culture clash, society, racism, misfit, boss and employee, immigrants, social differences, teaching the ways of the world, satire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Kabul Express (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: India
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Five people - two Indian journalists, an American journalist, an Afghan guide and a Pakistani soldier who takes them all hostage - are taken on a 48-hour journey into Afghanistan in a jeep called the Kabul Express, a special and unlikely bond ...
Style: suspenseful, humorous, semi serious, realistic, tragic ending
Plot: hostage, kidnapping, journalist, fugitives, politics, heroes, state affairs, escapades, political unrest, terrorism, on the road, danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: afghanistan, india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.4
 909
Sallah (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Sallah Shabati, the patriarch of the big family recently arrived to Israel from Yemen, tries to make money and get better housing, in a country that can barely provide for its own and is in the midst of absorbing hundreds of thousands of Jewish ...
Style: humorous, suspense, biting, semi serious, realistic
Plot: satire, immigrants, family relations, family life, society, fighting the system, rebellion, jewish, refugee camp, hebrew, poor, father ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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