Movies like Wild in the Streets

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Wild in the Streets (1968)
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Wild in the Streets (1968)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Max Flatow is a precocious, social miscreant who has a way with home-made explosives. When he tires of these, he runs away from home only to emerge seven years later as Max Frost, the world's most popular entertainer. When Congressman John Fergus uses Frost as a political ploy to gain the youth vote in his run for the Senate, Frost wills himself into the system, gaining new rights for the young. Eventually, Frost runs for the presidency.
Style: humorous, clever, offbeat, biting, suspense, realistic, cynical, witty, semi serious, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: politics, satire, congress, teenage life, gangsters, drug abuse, youth, rock, fighting the system, rally, ambition, rebellion, suburbs, stoners, juvenile delinquency, campaign, society, musician's life, media, political unrest, rebelliousness, rise to the top, suburban life, culture clash, state affairs ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: los angeles, washington d.c.

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Most similar movies to Wild in the Streets

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, witty, humorous and semi serious films with plots about satire, media, ambition, politics, media satire, society and runaway mostly in Comedy, Drama and Music genres. Some movies like Wild in the Streets: Spinning Boris (2003), Nashville (1975), Grassroots (2012), Bob Roberts (1992), The Second Civil War (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, semi serious, talky, humorous ...
Plot: politics, ambition, head of state, leadership, rise to the top, idealism, political unrest, political intrigue, political conspiracy, culture clash, campaign, fighting the system ...
Time: contemporary, year 1996, 90s, 1990s
Place: russia, moscow russia
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Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Corrine Burns retreats far into plans for her band, The Fabulous Stains, after her mother's death.
Style: offbeat, humorous, witty, clever, cynical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: drug abuse, punk, punk rock, lifestyle, desire for fame, music band, music, youth, rising to stardom, artists and showbiz, musician's life, rebellion ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, pennsylvania
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93%
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Nashville (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 160 min.
Story: This movie tells the intersecting stories of various people connected to the music business in Nashville. Barbara Jean is the reigning queen of Nashville but is near collapse. Linnea and Delbert Reese have a shaky marriage and 2 deaf children. Opal ...
Style: talky, biting, suspense, clever, realistic ...
Plot: satire, politics, multiple storylines, candidate, country music, music, rally, americana, social decay, showbiz, country, media satire ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: tennessee, nashville tennessee, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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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, witty, semi serious, humorous, suspense ...
Plot: satire, ambition, campaign, friends, unemployment, politics, against the odds, society, election campaign, political campaign, campaigning, profanity ...
Time: 21st century
Place: washington d.c., usa, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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Bob Roberts (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Mock documentary about an upstart candidate for the U.S. Senate written and directed by actor Tim Robbins. Bob Roberts is a folksinger with a difference: He offers tunes that protest welfare chiselers, liberal whining, and the like. As the ...
Style: witty, cynical, humorous, political comedy, talky ...
Plot: political satire, republican, election campaign, politics, assassination attempt, political campaign, senator, conservative, manipulation, journalism, society, ambition ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, nicaragua, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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, realistic, semi serious, suspense ...
Plot: journalism, politics, white house, translator, terrorism, satire, militia, civil war, illegal immigration, political unrest, chaos and mayhem, media satire ...
Time: future, 2000s
Place: idaho, middle east, usa, pakistan, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.3
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FM (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Q-SKY is the #1 radio station in Los Angeles mainly because of the music they play; running the station the way they want to, it has made them a ratings success.
Style: offbeat, humorous, witty, suspense, semi serious ...
Plot: satire, radio, radio station, late for work, radio show, rock, workplace situations, workplace romance, rebellion, love and romance, media satire, siblings relations ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
The American Ruling Class (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: This inventive, mildly fictionalized documentary follows noted editor Lewis Lapham as he introduces two Ivy League graduates to America's elite in an effort to examine the role of class and moneyed privilege in American democracy. With stops at ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, cynical, thought provoking, biting ...
Plot: satire, politics, moral dilemma, social decay, rise to the top, ambition, lifestyle, idealism, americana, injustice, society, state affairs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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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, scandal, presidential election, media, extramarital affair, head of state, usa president, state affairs, supportive spouse, rise to the top, couple relations, satire ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 70s
Place: new hampshire, california, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 5.7
 650
Running Mates (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A governor running for President gets revealed to be a serial philanderer.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, biting, suspense ...
Plot: campaign, politics, fighting the system, ambition, lifestyle, rise to the top, democrat, political intrigue, love affair, workplace, head of state, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: washington d.c., usa, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.1
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Wag the Dog (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: During the final weeks of a presidential race, the President is accused of sexual misconduct. To distract the public until the election, the President's adviser hires a Hollywood producer to help him stage a fake war.
Style: talky, humorous, realistic, thought provoking, suspense ...
Plot: political conspiracy, politics, satire, presidential election, cia, political corruption, election, senator, election campaign, journalism, cons and scams, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: albania, washington d.c., usa, latin america, iraq ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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The Candidate (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Bill McKay is a candidate for the U.S. Senate from California. He has no hope of winning, so he is willing to tweak the establishment.
Style: witty, thought provoking, realistic, cynical, talky ...
Plot: politics, campaign, election, u.s. senator, idealism, rise to the top, americana, republican, liberal, democrat, state affairs, satire ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, san francisco, san diego california, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.0
 8K
Citizen Ruth (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: "Citizen Ruth" is the story of Ruth Stoops, a woman who nobody even noticed -- until she got pregnant. Now, everyone wants a piece of her. The film is a comedy about one woman caught in the ultimate tug-of-war: a clash of wild, noisy, ...
Style: witty, semi serious, humorous, melancholic, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: abortion, politics, addiction, drug abuse, moral dilemma, culture clash, pregnancy, satire, drugs/alcohol, unwanted pregnancy, youth, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A hip and happenin' all girl rock group head to LA to claim lead-singer Kelly's inheritance and make it (and make it) in LA. Soon the girls fall into a morass of drugs and deceit as their recording success soars. It takes several tragedies ...
Style: cult film, sexy, psychotronic, sexual, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: satire, abortion, pregnancy, hollywood, drug abuse, music, pets, gays and lesbians, artists and showbiz, music band, rise to the top, transvestism ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Blast-Off Girls (1967)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Sleazy music promoter Boojie Baker convinces a pop band to come work for him. He arranges play dates, publicity, record contracts, and the band's loyalty by getting his hired girls to exercise their feminine charms on all who stand in his way. ...
Style: witty, humorous, offbeat, cynical, biting ...
Plot: marijuana, rock band, garage band, exploitation, dishonesty, rise to the top, ambition, desire for fame, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, disorder, friends ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Taking Off (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Unable to deal with her parents, Jeannie Tyne runs away from home. Larry and Lyne Tyne search for her, and in the process meet other people whose children ran away. With their children gone, the parents are now free to rediscover/enjoy life.
Style: witty, humorous, clever, offbeat, biting ...
Plot: missing child, anti establishment, pot smoking, marijuana, missing daughter, couples, family problems, family relations, drugs/alcohol, estrangement, profanity, satire ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.6
 11K
Bamboozled (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: TV producer Pierre Delacroix (Damon Wayans) becomes frustrated when network brass reject his sitcom idea. Hoping to get fired, Delacroix pitches the worst idea he can think of: a minstrel show. The network not only airs it, but it incredibly becomes ...
Style: thought provoking, humorous, semi serious, witty, contemplative ...
Plot: racism, overnight success, rise and fall, society, showbiz, media satire, tv show, satire, artists and showbiz, ambition, censorship, audition ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city, alabama, iowa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Masked and Anonymous (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Western
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Amidst unrest, organizers put on a benefit concert.
Style: semi serious, witty, humorous, cynical, lyrical ...
Plot: concert, revolution, journalist, ambition, lifestyle, desire for fame, rebelliousness, promotion, artists and showbiz, musician's life, politics, music ...
Time: contemporary
Place: latin america, new orleans, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Bulworth (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A suicidally disillusioned liberal politician puts a contract out on himself and takes the opportunity to be bluntly honest with his voters by affecting the rhythms and speech of hip-hop music and culture.
Style: witty, humorous, thought provoking, satirical, clever ...
Plot: politics, liberal, hip hop, political satire, political corruption, senator, interracial romance, insurance, romance, americana, fighting the system, society ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, los angeles, usa, south central los angeles, america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
That Thing You Do! (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A Pennsylvania band scores a hit in 1964 and rides the star-making machinery as long as it can, with lots of help from its manager.
Style: humorous, sentimental, sincere, light, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: showbiz, recording studio, music, music band, drummer, ambition, rising to stardom, friendship, celebrity culture, fame, musician's life, rise and fall ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: pennsylvania, usa, pittsburgh, illinois, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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2gether (2000)
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Music
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A movie that spoofs boy bands like N*Sync, New Kids on the Block, Backstreet Boys, etc. It's the boy band version of Spinal Tap!
Style: parody, not serious, feel good, humorous, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: music industry, music, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, music band, showbiz, celebrity culture, partners, rise to the top, performer's life, rising to stardom, desire for fame ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Lisa Picard Is Famous (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A documentarian decides to follow the career of New York actress Lisa Picard, believing she is on the brink of fame. Instead, he bears witness to Lisa's continued, humorous, struggles as an actress, as well as the conflict that arises when ...
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic, cynical ...
Plot: satire, rise to the top, ambition, desire for fame, filmmaking, workplace romance, workplace situations, workplace, rising to stardom, lifestyle, actor's life, best friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 1K
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: semi serious, cynical, realistic, witty, talky ...
Plot: politics, ambition, private vs public, dishonesty, campaign, americana, political intrigue, society, political corruption, satire, state affairs, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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The Boat That Rocked (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: UK, France, Germany
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The Boat that Rocked is an ensemble comedy, where the romance is between the young people of the 60s, and pop music. It's about a band of DJs that captivate Britain, playing the music that defines a generation and standing up to a government ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, realistic, semi serious, feel good ...
Plot: rock, hippie, radio, rebelliousness, ship, friendship, rebellion, weirdo, marijuana, radio dj, music, dj ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: britain, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.7
 3K
Power (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Pete St. John is a powerful and successful political consultant, with clients spread around the country. When his long-time friend and client Ohio senator Sam Hastings decides to quit politics, he is rapidly drafted to help with the campaign of the ...
Style: realistic, serious, clever, cynical, talky
Plot: political corruption, politics, society, state affairs, manipulations, fighting the system, manipulation, campaign, political intrigue, ambition, dishonesty, media ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.7
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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, clever, offbeat, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: prank, neighbor, feud, society, starting over, contests and competitions, lifestyle, deadly, couples, family relations, dark humor, disorder ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Pump Up the Volume (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Mark Hunter is an intelligent but shy teenager who has just moved to suburban Arizona from New York. Unbeknownst to his parents and peers, at 10pm each school night Mark takes to the shortwave radio in his basement and transforms into pirate DJ ...
Style: realistic, witty, offbeat, gloomy, captivating ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night, teen comedy
Plot: radio, rebellion, boss, radio dj, suburbs, high school, suicide, misfit, confession, anti conformity, repression, teenager ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: arizona, usa, phoenix arizona, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 5K
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: suspense, semi serious, realistic, offbeat, humorous ...
Plot: voyeurism, pornography, terrorism, political unrest, village life, media satire, celebrity culture, obsession, village, couples, filmmaking, manipulation ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, asia, usa, vietnam, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
American Dreamz (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The new season of "American Dreamz," the wildly popular television singing contest, has captured the country's attention, as the competition looks to be between a young Midwestern gal (Moore) and a showtunes-loving young man from ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, light, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: agent, desire for fame, white house, terrorism, contests and competitions, rising to stardom, disorder, tv show, satire, ambition, head of state, musician's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, ohio, manhattan new york city, new york, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Archie's Final Project (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A teen coming-of-age romantic dramedy about a media-obsessed geek and the most beautiful and twisted girl in school.
Style: touching, realistic, humorous, witty, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: suicide, obsession, hopes, media, teenage love, high school, high school life, misfit, introspection, love and romance, filmmaking, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%