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Running Mates (2000)
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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: humorous, realistic, semi serious, political, suspense, biting
Plot: campaign, rise to the top, fighting the system, ambition, lifestyle, love affair, society, political intrigue, head of state, workplace, democrat, legal, election, election campaign, campaigning, politics, intrigue, legal action, love and romance, couples, media, dishonesty, hopes, state affairs, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, washington d.c., michigan

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, humorous and suspense films with plots about politics, society, state affairs, satire, campaign, media and dishonesty mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Running Mates: Power (1986), Grassroots (2012), The Seduction of Joe Tynan (1979), Spinning Boris (2003), Primary Colors (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, political ...
Plot: politics, political corruption, cover up, manipulation, political intrigue, campaign, state affairs, fighting the system, society, legal, ambition, media ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york, washington d.c.
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95%
 5.3
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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, semi serious, realistic, humorous, political ...
Plot: ambition, satire, politics, unemployment, friends, society, against the odds, campaign, political campaign, election campaign, campaigning, underdog ...
Time: 21st century
Place: seattle, usa, washington d.c.
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83%
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, political ...
Plot: politics, political corruption, betrayal, dishonesty, state affairs, fighting the system, relationship vs career, congress, legal, workplace, moral dilemma, workplace romance ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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, political, humorous, witty ...
Plot: politics, ambition, idealism, head of state, leadership, rise to the top, political unrest, political conspiracy, political intrigue, culture clash, rebellion, society ...
Time: year 1996, contemporary, 90s
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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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: political, cynical, thought provoking, intense, talky ...
Plot: politics, scandal, adultery, presidential election, usa president, media, head of state, supportive spouse, rise to the top, state affairs, couple relations, satire ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 70s
Place: washington d.c., new york, california, new hampshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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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: suspense, biting, cynical, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: racism, satire, farce, head of state, politics, fighting the system, rebellion, media, obsessive quest, workplace, prodigy, society ...
Time: 70s
Place: maryland, baltimore, usa
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69%
Man of the Year (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The irreverent host of a political satire talk show decides to run for president and expose corruption in Washington. His stunt goes further than he expects when he actually wins the election, but a software engineer suspects that a computer glitch ...
Style: humorous, political, stylized, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: politics, conspiracy theory, presidential election, twists and turns, world politics, adaptation, comedian, media, campaign, state affairs, head of state, against the odds ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Obama Effect (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A serious health scare ignites John Thomas, an insurance salesman in his 50s, to take a closer look at his life. Motivated by a misguided obsession with getting Barack Obama elected, John takes an overwhelming involvement in the Presidential ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, sentimental
Plot: family relations, couples, unfulfillment, society, parents and children, couple relations, politics, satire, campaign, midlife crisis, americana, u.s. president ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 7.6
 4K
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: realistic, serious, cynical, political, rough ...
Plot: politics, political intrigue, election, election campaign, corrupt politician, ambition, rivalry, rise to the top, state affairs, media, head of state, opponent ...
Time: 60s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.0
 15K
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: political, witty, cynical, talky, humorous ...
Plot: political satire, election campaign, politics, satire, manipulation, political campaign, journalism, conservative, republican, senator, conspiracy, ambition ...
Time: 90s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, new york, nicaragua
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.1
 85K
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: political, realistic, talky, humorous, suspense ...
Plot: politics, political corruption, journalism, cia, conspiracy, election, satire, secret service, political conspiracy, war, senator, election campaign ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., albania, latin america, middle east, iraq ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Welcome to Sajjanpur (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Mahadev (Shreyas Talpade) is an unemployed graduate with a Bachelor of Arts from Satna college, who is forced to make a living writing letters for the uneducated people of his village. His real ambition is to become a novel writer. Through his ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, touching
Plot: politics, dishonesty, ambition, love and romance, couples, social relations, campaign, hopes, couple relations, parents and children, rebelliousness, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.7
 193
Conventioneers (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: At the 2004 Republican Nation Convention, love blooms between a Republican delegate and a Democrat protesting the event.
Style: realistic, semi serious, witty, humorous, political ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: opposites attract, politics, democrat, love affair, idealism, introspection, moral dilemma, rise to the top, love and romance, romance, dishonesty, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, texas, manhattan new york city, connecticut, madison square garden manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, political ...
Plot: journalism, manipulation, media, political intrigue, media satire, political corruption, corrupt politician, campaign, dishonesty, state affairs, blackmail, governor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.9
 882
Tanner '88 (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 353 min.
TV show
Story: In 1988, renegade filmmaker Robert Altman and Pulitzer Prize–winning Doonesbury cartoonist Garry Trudeau created a presidential candidate, ran him alongside the other hopefuls during the primary season, and presented their media campaign as a ...
Style: suspense, semi serious, realistic, cynical, biting ...
Plot: politics, political satire, satire, election, usa politics, journalism, ambition, head of state, dishonesty, media, state affairs, society ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.2
 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: witty, semi serious, realistic, cynical, suspense ...
Plot: politics, ambition, political corruption, private vs public, satire, campaign, society, americana, dishonesty, political intrigue, state affairs, intrigue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 4.9
 502
Livin' Large! (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A young black reporter begins to lose his identity.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: ambition, interracial relations, artists and showbiz, love and romance, journalism, society, media, rise to the top, workplace, politics, self discovery, showbiz ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.5
 293
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: cynical, serious, realistic, clever, political ...
Plot: politics, lobbyist, campaign, realism, rivalry, workplace, state affairs, dishonesty, ambition, workplace intrigue, political satire, fictional reality show ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 6.1
 9K
The Details (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When a family of raccoons discover worms living underneath the sod in Jeff and Nealy's backyard, this pest problem begins a darkly comic and wild chain reaction of domestic tension, infidelity and murder.
Style: semi serious, cynical, humorous, funny, realistic ...
Plot: murder, infidelity, raccoon, lifestyle, life turned upside down, family problems, dishonesty, society, crumbling marriage, under the surface, dark humor, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: semi serious, realistic, cynical, witty, humorous ...
Plot: satire, rise to the top, ambition, desire for fame, workplace situations, workplace romance, actor's life, rising to stardom, workplace, best friends, love and romance, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.6
 824
Good Fences (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Set in the 1970s, Tom Spader is an attorney who is determined to end what he has dubbed "the colored man's losing streak." When his winning of a high-profile case thrusts him into the limelight, he decides to moves his wife and their ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, witty, humorous, suspense ...
Plot: racism, family relations, ambition, against the odds, lifestyle, rise to the top, social differences, culture clash, dysfunctional family, racial prejudice, couples, law firm ...
Time: 70s
Place: connecticut, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.4
 20K
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: political, funny, humorous, entertaining, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: politics, usa president, farce, presidential election, stereotypes, state affairs, ambition, head of state, republican, fish out of water, satire, brother brother relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., chicago illinois, nashville tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: suspense, realistic, semi serious, cynical, biting ...
Plot: satire, journalism, politics, illegal immigration, civil war, translator, gang violence, fighting the system, society, dishonesty, immigrants, rebellion ...
Time: future, 2000s
Place: idaho, pakistan, middle east, usa, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 5.0
 476
See Arnold Run (2005)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This biographical docu-drama alternates between two parallel threads in the life of Arnold Schwarzenegger: his formative early years as the repeat winner of the Mr. Olympia body-building championship; and his modern foray into the world of politics, ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: campaign, politics, rise and fall, athlete's life, actor's life, leadership, ambition, rise to the top, relationship vs career, showbiz, filmmaking, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, austria, san diego california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.0
 852
Beeswax (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A marvelous new film from Andrew Bujalski, one of the brightest stars in indie film, Beeswax revolves around the personal and professional entanglements of twin sisters Jeannie and Lauren – played by extraordinary newcomers Tilly and Maggie ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating, psychological, mumblecore ...
Plot: disability, twins, family relations, rivalry, love affair, legal action, legal, friendship, sister sister relationship, hopes, workplace, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa, kenya, austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.1
 2K
The Terrace (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Drama about the difficulties of a group of people trying to change their lives. A group of people gathers in a terrace in Rome . Some are friends, some know each other and others just meet for the first time. All are intellectual and belong to the ...
Style: suspense, non-linear, biting, talky, cynical ...
Plot: television, politics, communist, member of parliament, screenwriter, satire, couples, friends, dishonesty, state affairs, unfulfillment, society ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: rome italy, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.8
 26K
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: political, humorous, witty, thought provoking, satirical ...
Plot: politics, political satire, hip hop, political corruption, liberal, fighting the system, senator, insurance, interracial romance, election, satire, romance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, los angeles, usa, america, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Crooked E: The Unshredded Truth About Enron (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Brian Cruver, an ambitious 26-year-old lands a job at Enron. As he assimilates to the company's get-rich-quick mantra, spending sprees and wild corporate "gatherings" become the norm. But when Enron files for bankruptcy, Cruver ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, political, suspense ...
Plot: corporate crime, uncover truth, fighting the system, rise to the top, ambition, rise and fall, whistleblower, power relations, workplace romance, boss and employee, rich and poor, workplace situations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The American President (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Widowed U.S. president Andrew Shepherd, one of the world's most powerful men, can have anything he wants -- and what he covets most is Sydney Ellen Wade, a Washington lobbyist. But Shepherd's attempts at courting her spark wild rumors and ...
Style: political, romantic, touching, witty, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: politics, romance, president, love story, fall in love, love, world politics, single father, widower, white house, liberal, republican ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.3
 21K
Irresistible (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A Democratic political consultant helps a retired Marine colonel run for mayor in a small, conservative Wisconsin town.
Style: twist ending, political, parody, humorous, ironic ...
Plot: election campaign, american politics, political campaign, political satire, mayor, small town, usa politics, politics, political candidate, campaigning, debate, politician ...
Time: contemporary, year 2016
Place: wisconsin, usa, washington d.c., new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%