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Tanner on Tanner (2004)
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Tanner on Tanner (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Tanner on Tanner is a follow up to celebrated filmmaker Robert Altman and DOONESBURY cartoonist Gary Trudeau's political satire TANNER '88, a mockumentary following a fictional democratic presidential candidate (Michael Murphy) on his campaign trail. This sequel, TANNER ON TANNER, finds Tanner's daughter, Alex (Cynthia Nixon, SEX AND THE CITY), producing a new documentary about her father's failed presidential bid. Shot partly during the 2004 Democratic National Convention, TANNER ON TANNER boasts many cameos by familiar politicians, political commentators, and celebrities who make appearances or share their views. Featured are Madeleine Albright, Steve Buscemi, Howard Dean, Al Franken, Janeane Garofalo, Alexandra Kerry, Chris Matthews, and Martin Scorsese.
Style: humorous, biting, realistic, cynical, witty, semi serious
Plot: sexual relations, politics, fighting the system, parents and children, journalism, rebellion, political conspiracy, artists and showbiz, moral dilemma, manhunt, society, campaign, dishonesty, filmmaking, media, lifestyle, head of state, state affairs, undercover, workplace, government agency, celebrity culture, media satire, election, u.s. president
Time: contemporary, 21st century

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, biting and witty films and TV series with plots about media, media satire, workplace, politics, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture and society mostly in Comedy genres. Some movies like Tanner on Tanner: LateLine (1998), Dead Ringers (2002), Blunt Talk (2015), The Rick Mercer Report (2004), Wanda at Large (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Tanner '88 (1988)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 353 min.
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: cynical, witty, humorous, semi serious, clever ...
Plot: politics, election, head of state, realism, fighting the system, fish out of water, media satire, state affairs, parents and children, family relations, ambition, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
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LateLine (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: LateLine is an American TV sitcom that ran on NBC from March 17, 1998, through March 16, 1999. Due to an abrupt cancellation, there were seven unaired episodes. Created by John Markus and Al Franken, LateLine depicted the behind-the-scenes ...
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Time: 90s
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 7.6
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Dead Ringers (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Dead Ringers is a United Kingdom radio and television comedy impressions show broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and later BBC Two. The programme was devised by producer Bill Dare and developed with Jon Holmes, Andy Hurst and Simon Blackwell. It starred Jon ...
Style: clever, not serious, humorous, biting, realistic ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Blunt Talk (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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Style: cynical, witty, realistic, biting, humorous ...
Plot: workplace, media, workplace situations, artists and showbiz, media satire, tv show, journalism, talk show host
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
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46%
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The Rick Mercer Report (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 30 min.
Story: A weekly helping of topical satire, funny takes on the week's top stories and Canada-wide adventures.
Style: witty, talky, realistic, biting, semi serious ...
Plot: journalism, politics, media satire, celebrity culture, state affairs, studio, society, media, social satire, celebrity, pop culture, guest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, cross country
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44%
 5.6
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Wanda at Large (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Wanda at Large is an American sitcom that ran for two seasons on the Fox network in 2003. The series was created by and stars comedian Wanda Sykes.
Style: cynical, witty, realistic, biting, semi serious ...
Plot: politics, siblings relations, family relations, social relations, single parent, workplace, tv show, relationship vs career, artists and showbiz, media, singleness, black family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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43%
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Actor Michael Madsen turns the tables on notorious paparazzo, Billy Dant, by hiring a trio of documentary filmmakers to chronicle Dant's life, loves, and troubles.
Style: biting, realistic, witty, cynical, talky ...
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After Lately (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
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Style: realistic, biting, not serious, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: disorder, anchor, backstage, late night, tv show, producer, showbiz, network, media, workplace, media satire, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 22 min.
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Time: 90s
Place: canada
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Absolute Power (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 29 min.
Story: Stephen Fry and John Bird star as spin doctors Charles Prentiss and Martin McCabe as they bring the popular and satirical Radio 4 comedy Absolute Power to BBC Two. Stephen as Prentiss and John as McCabe are an unscrupulous pair who run the blue chip ...
Style: cynical, witty, talky, biting, realistic ...
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Amazing Grace (1974)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
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Style: realistic, biting, offbeat, cynical, humorous ...
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Time: 70s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 5.8
 89
DAG (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
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33%
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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Country: Canada
Duration: 22 min.
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30%
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30%
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Country: USA
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Country: USA
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29%
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Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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29%
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27%
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Country: USA
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26%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
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⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 8.3
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Country: USA
Duration: 25 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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25%