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The Best Man (1964)
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The Best Man (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The other party is in disarray. Five men vie for the party nomination for president. No one has a majority as the first ballot closes and the front-runners begin to decide how badly they want the job.
Style: serious, realistic, cynical, rough, clever, biting, suspense, witty, contemplative
Plot: politics, election campaign, political intrigue, ambition, rise to the top, rivalry, corrupt politician, media, head of state, state affairs, power relations, opponent, election, social realism, satire, campaign, political corruption, dishonesty, gays and lesbians, crumbling marriage, liberal, presidential election, hotel, cancer, brutality ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: los angeles

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, clever and suspense films with plots about politics, state affairs, campaign, media, ambition, society and dishonesty mostly in Drama, Comedy and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Best Man: Advise & Consent (1962), Power (1986), Knife Fight (2012), Running Mates (2000), AFR (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Advise & Consent (1962)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A Senate investigation into the President's newly-nominated Secretary of State gives light to a secret from the past, which may not only ruin the candidate, but the President's character as well.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, clever, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: senator, politics, paperboy, senate, secretary of state, politician, poker game, secret past, blackmail, courtroom drama, legal investigation, idealism ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1930s, 70s
Place: washington d.c., usa, manhattan new york city, new york
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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, cynical, clever, talky
Plot: politics, political corruption, state affairs, fighting the system, society, manipulation, campaign, political intrigue, legal, ambition, media, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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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: cynical, witty, semi serious, realistic, biting ...
Plot: politics, ambition, political intrigue, satire, private vs public, campaign, dishonesty, society, americana, political corruption, state affairs, media ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, san francisco
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64%
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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: realistic, semi serious, humorous, biting, suspense ...
Plot: campaign, politics, rise to the top, ambition, fighting the system, lifestyle, love affair, political intrigue, workplace, society, head of state, democrat ...
Time: 90s
Place: washington d.c., usa, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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AFR (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Danmarks statsminister Anders Fogh Rasmussen er blevet myrdet. Den hovedmistænkte er statsministerens homoseksuelle elsker Emil. I tiden efter mordet møder vi en lang række af verdens politikere og magtfulde mennesker, fra Kofi Annan til Pia ...
Style: cynical, serious, clever, thought provoking, biting ...
Plot: campaign, assassination, state affairs, dishonesty, society, crimes, politics, satire, artists and showbiz, media, life is a bitch, head of state ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark
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54%
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Coalition (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Political drama about the rise of Nick Clegg and the Liberal Democrats during the 2010 election. After the election failed to produce an outright winner, Clegg was catapulted into an unaccustomed position of influence and was the recipient of ...
Style: serious, captivating, atmospheric, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: politics, campaign, state affairs, political intrigue, rivalry, rise to the top, ambition, parliament, politician, election, society, negotiation ...
Time: 21st century, year 2010, contemporary
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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, election, campaign, u.s. senator, idealism, rise to the top, americana, state affairs, democrat, liberal, republican, satire ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, san diego california, san francisco, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Ides of March (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Dirty tricks stand to soil an ambitious young press spokesman's idealism in a cutthroat presidential campaign where 'victory' is relative.
Style: talky, suspense, tense, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: politics, political intrigue, campaign, lobbyist, election, intern, loyalty, presidential campaign, political corruption, ambition, state affairs, media ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: ohio, usa, cincinnati ohio, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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LBJ: The Early Years (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: LBJ: The Early Years was a television movie that appeared on the NBC network in February 1987, depicting the life of former President of the United States Lyndon B. Johnson from 1934 until 1973. Actor Randy Quaid won a Golden Globe award for his ...
Style: realistic, captivating, sincere, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: politics, head of state, campaign, state affairs, rise to the top, ambition, media, usa president, democratic party, senate, political candidate, first lady ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1940s, 1930s, year 1965 ...
Place: texas, usa, america, washington d.c., dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: politics, scandal, presidential election, media, extramarital affair, head of state, usa president, supportive spouse, rise to the top, state affairs, couple relations, satire ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 70s
Place: new hampshire, california, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.5
 725
Spin (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
Story: The President of the French Republic, visiting Saint-Etienne in the Loire, in a striking plant dies, victim of a bomb attack. The political world is agitated: early presidential elections to be held within the next thirty-five days. There is no ...
Style: tense, serious, captivating, realistic, clever ...
Plot: politics, rivalry, political intrigue, campaign, head of state, ambition, media, rise to the top, workplace situations, blind ambition, state affairs, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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True Colors (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Two law school friends find themselves at odds when one becomes a Justice Department lawyer and the other goes into politics.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, talky, intense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: politics, political corruption, legal action, college, friendship, betrayal, manipulation, society, political intrigue, campaign, dishonesty, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, washington d.c., virginia, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.4
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Choose Connor (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Fifteen-year-old Owen Norris is at the top of his graduating middle-school class, and wants to know how the world works. He has no friends, spends almost all of his time studying, and has an almost nonexistent relationship with his white-collar ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, clever, suspense ...
Plot: campaign, politics, state affairs, youth, teenage life, friendship, congress, political scandal, secret life, lie, election, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Seduction of Joe Tynan (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Respected liberal Senator Joe Tynan is asked to to lead the opposition to a Supreme Court appointment. It means losing an old friend and fudging principles to make the necessary deals, as well as further straining his already part-time family life. ...
Style: realistic, serious, clever, suspenseful, biting ...
Plot: political corruption, betrayal, relationship vs career, dishonesty, state affairs, fighting the system, congress, infidelity, couple relations, moral dilemma, workplace situations, workplace romance ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.4
 13K
Recount (2008)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A chronicle of the weeks after the 2000 U.S. presidential election and the subsequent recounts in Florida.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, factual, intense ...
Plot: political conspiracy, politics, election, presidential election, republican, campaign, democrat, political corruption, americana, state affairs, dishonesty, historical character ...
Time: 21st century, year 2000
Place: usa, florida, texas, washington d.c., new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Big Brass Ring (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Blake Pellarin is on the campaign trail to become president of the United States. While making a stop in St. Louis, a chance encounter brings his past back to haunt him.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological
Plot: head of state, state affairs, dishonesty, media, journalism, politics, gays and lesbians, campaign, haunted by the past, political corruption, media satire, political conspiracy ...
Time: 90s
Place: missouri, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.7
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The Minister (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Transport Minister Bertrand Saint-Jean is awoken in the middle of the night by his head of staff. A bus has gone off the road into a gully. He has no choice but to go to the scene of the accident. Thus begins the odyssey of a politician in a world ...
Style: sincere, psychological, realistic, tense, stylized ...
Plot: politics, workplace, workplace situations, state affairs, disagreement, political intrigue, boss and employee, prime minister, politician, rivalry, nudity (full frontal - brief), power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Entranced Earth (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Eldorado, a fictitious country in Latin America, is sparkling with the internal struggle for political power. In the eye of this social convulsion, the jaded journalist Paulo Martins opposes two equally corrupt political candidates: a pseudopopulist ...
Style: suspense, non-linear, realistic, serious, biting ...
Plot: political corruption, idealism, politics, graphic violence, political unrest, media, writer's life, dishonesty, state affairs, society, journalism, life is a bitch ...
Place: latin america, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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The Deal (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It is approaching an election in the UK when the leader of the Labour party, John Smith, suffers another in a line of heart attacks and dies. With the leadership campaign about to start the clear choice appears to be Gordon Brown, a stanch Scotsman. ...
Style: clever, serious, realistic, thought provoking, talky ...
Plot: politics, ambition, leadership, rise to the top, friendship, betrayal, political intrigue, state affairs, dishonesty, political corruption, campaign, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 80s
Place: england, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Final Curtain (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The Final Curtain is a British film from 2002 directed by Patrick Harkins and starring Peter O'Toole. It tells the story of J. J. Curtis, ageing gameshow host played by O'Toole, who hires novelist Jonathan Stitch (Adrian Lester) to pen his ...
Style: serious, witty, realistic, clever, biting ...
Plot: rivalry, media, blind ambition, contests and competitions, ambition, showbiz, tv show, artists and showbiz, workplace, dark humor, couples, satire ...
Time: 70s, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, talky, humorous, witty ...
Plot: politics, ambition, head of state, leadership, rise to the top, idealism, political unrest, campaign, rebellion, society, fighting the system, political intrigue ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, year 1996
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Smoking Room (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The Spanish branch of an American company is obliged to enforce the ban on smoking in their offices. From now on, those who want to smoke during working hours must do so in the street. Ramirez, one of the employees of this small office composed ...
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic, cynical ...
Plot: office, politics, workplace, boss and employee, introspection, workplace situations, gender, state affairs, campaign, power relations, obnoxious boss, lobbyist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Jackie, Ethel, Joan: The Women of Camelot (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 163 min.
Story: They were more than Washington wives. They were part of an American dream known as Camelot. With strength and cunning they upheld their public image by concealing their private truths. Jackie, Ethel and Joan had little choice. They were Kennedy ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, talky, contemplative
Plot: kennedy family, politics, rise to the top, introspection, family tradition, ambition, state affairs, society, crumbling marriage, head of state, americana, family life ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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The Perfect Dictatorship (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 143 min.
Story: TV MX, the most powerful Mexican Television Corporation, discloses a scandalous story involving Governor Carmelo Vargas in serious crimes and illicit business. Governor Vargas worried about his political future, decides to clean his image and ...
Style: cynical, semi serious, humorous, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: manipulation, media, television, media satire, political intrigue, political corruption, journalism, campaign, dishonesty, state affairs, corrupt politician, blackmail ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Poster Boy (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: With the help of a hot, slightly older new acquaintance (Noseworthy), the closeted son (Newton) of a conservative U.S. Senator (Lerner) puts a shocking spin on his dad's re-election campaign.
Style: realistic, semi serious, captivating
Plot: coming out, politics, college, republican, campaign, love and romance, parents and children, sexual relations, election, political campaign, gay interest, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The System Within (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Tony "Wise" Good, is an internationally famous model. He fought his way out of the inner city and rocketed straight to the top. He had it all... The career, the trophy wife, fame, fortune and all the luxuries that come with success. But ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: rise and fall, rise to the top, rivalry, ambition, lifestyle, betrayal, dishonesty, fashion model, husband wife relationship, contests and competitions, nightmare comes true, fashion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Tycoon: A New Russian (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Russia, France, Germany
Duration: 123 min.
Story: During the Gorbachev years, Platon Makovski and his four buddies are university students who jump on the private capitalism movement. Fast-forward 20 years, Platon finds himself the richest man in Russia, having sacrificed his friends to get to the ...
Style: serious, clever, cynical, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: rise to the top, political corruption, betrayal, society, fighting the system, crimes, politics, dishonesty, rise and fall, campaign, blind ambition, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.4
 289
K Street (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: K Street is a 2003 HBO television series about lobbyists and politicians in Washington, D.C. It was named for a street that is home to many lobbying and legal firms.
Style: serious, realistic, cynical, clever, suspense ...
Plot: politics, lobbyist, rivalry, workplace, state affairs, dishonesty, ambition, campaign, realism, workplace intrigue, political satire, fictional reality show ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.0
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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, talky, semi serious ...
Plot: political satire, election campaign, republican, politics, assassination attempt, political campaign, senator, conservative, manipulation, journalism, ambition, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, nicaragua, new york
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31%
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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, humorous, witty, semi serious, suspense ...
Plot: ambition, satire, unemployment, politics, against the odds, society, friends, campaign, political campaign, election campaign, campaigning, underdog ...
Time: 21st century
Place: seattle, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%