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The Minister and Me (1976)
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The Minister and Me (1976)
Original name: El ministro y yo
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Mateo Melgarejo (played by Mario Moreno "Cantinflas") is a notary public and scribe for the illiterate people of Santo Domingo, a neighborhood north of Mexico City's Zócalo. A squatter friend asks for his help in negotiating with the land census bureau to regularize a land title. After a great deal of frustration with the government bureaucracy, he writes a letter to the cabinet minister, earning an audience with him. The minister hires Melgarejo to reform the bureau, and the appointee proceeds to lecture the officials on their duties in a democratic society. At the end, he gives up the post, returning to Santo Domingo to help its poor residents.
Style: humorous, suspense, realistic, semi serious, biting
Plot: car race, office, corruption, car accident, secretary, bureaucrat, friendship, deaf, government, clerk, ethics, minister, fighting the system, discrimination, society, disorder, farce, workplace, state affairs, workplace situations, deaf child, deafness, urban
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: mexico

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and suspense films with plots about society, disorder, satire, workplace, workplace situations, farce and friendship mostly in Comedy, Drama and Family genres. Some movies like The Minister and Me: Your Excellency (1967), The Little Priest (1964), 2 Francs, 40 Pesetas (2014), Red Light Revolution (2010), Intrepido: A Lonely Hero (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: suspense, realistic, semi serious, biting, cynical ...
Plot: politics, satire, corruption, power struggle, true love, humanism, diplomacy, ideology, military coup, ambassador, dishonesty, society ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Little Priest (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: Mexico
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The young priest Father Sebastián (played by Cantinflas) is assigned to a parish in San Jeronimo el Alto, where he is not welcomed by the community, particularly the resident priest Father Damián (played by Ángel Garasa). The newcomer gradually ...
Style: not serious, realistic, humorous, feel good
Plot: baptism, card playing, sermon, bribery, organ, priest, catholic church, disorder, religions or cults, social relations, family, clergy ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
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2 Francs, 40 Pesetas (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Madrid, 1974. Six years have passed since Martin and his family have returned to Spain from Switzerland. A visit to their adopted country will bring complications.
Style: semi serious, humorous, light, feel good, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, friendship, parents and children, culture clash, disorder, farce, homecoming, love affair, nothing goes right, couples, friends, family life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: switzerland
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Red Light Revolution (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia, China
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A luckless Beijinger opens an adult shop to make ends meet, sparking a sexual revolution in his conservative neighborhood.
Style: realistic, not serious, humorous
Plot: society, rebellion, fighting the system, family relations, life is a bitch, workplace, against the rules, workplace situations, farce, parents and children, store, silly humor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china, asia, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Intrepido: A Lonely Hero (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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Duration: 104 min.
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Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching, light ...
Plot: family relations, parents and children, fall in love, bittersweet, workplace situations, love and romance, society, workplace, urban
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
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White Collar Blues (1975)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Based on Paolo Villaggio's books "Fantozzi" and "Il secondo, tragico Fantozzi", which are popular in Italy, this film tells the story of an unfortunate accountant's life over the course of one year, shown in a variety ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, cult film
Plot: office, nothing goes right, disorder, farce, workplace, goofy hero, power relations, boss and employee, workplace situations, down on your luck, new year's eve, bad luck ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Mutiny on the Buses (1972)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Bus driver Stan Butler agrees to marry Suzy, much to the anguish of Mum, her son-in-law, Arthur, and daughter Olive. How, they wonder, will they ever manage without Stan's money coming in? Then Arthur is sacked, and Stan agrees to delay the ...
Style: suspense, sexy, cynical, biting, realistic ...
Plot: bus, working class, lechery, strike, rivalry, society, dishonesty, ego clash, workplace, disorder, couples, cons and scams ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: britain, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Gueros (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Set amidst the 1999 student strikes in Mexico City, this coming-of-age tale finds two brothers venturing through the city in a sentimental search for an aging legendary musician. Shot in black-and-white, Güeros brims with youthful exuberance.
Style: road movie, humorous, captivating, light, realistic ...
Plot: coming of age, on the road, friendship, family relations, youth, disorder, escapades, brother brother relationship, boy, siblings relations, buddies, friends ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Paradise (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Carmen and Alfredo live a happy, quiet life in the suburbs surrounded by friends and family. After Alfredo receives a promotion, the two move away to Mexico City where they immediately feel the social pressure of being overweight in a bustling ...
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, sincere, semi serious ...
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The Pope's Toilet (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Uruguay, Brazil, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A small South American village is in a flurry over the Pope's 1988 visit.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, captivating, touching ...
Plot: pope, smuggling, dishonesty, escapades, village life, farce, cons and scams, disorder, bicycle, poverty, drifter, anarchist ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: uruguay, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: realistic, semi serious, humorous, suspense, biting
Plot: life turned upside down, life is a bitch, fighting the system, injustice, society, wrongfully committed, satire, loss of job, husband wife relationship, taxi driver, mental institution, disorder ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Either Way (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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Duration: 84 min.
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Style: humorous, atmospheric, captivating, psychological, semi serious ...
Plot: friendship, workplace, friends, workplace situations, buddies, couples, adventure, bittersweet, painting
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: iceland
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, political, suspense ...
Plot: campaign, rise to the top, ambition, fighting the system, lifestyle, love affair, political intrigue, democrat, workplace, society, head of state, legal ...
Time: 90s
Place: michigan, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Some Kind of a Nut (1969)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A New York City bank teller becomes a media celebrity when he refuses to comply with his employer's demands that he shave his beard. Directed by Garson Kanin, this 1969 comedy stars Dick Van Dyke, Angie Dickinson, Rosemary Forsyth, Zohra ...
Style: suspense, semi serious, realistic, biting, humorous
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
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Duration: 123 min.
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Amazing Grace (1974)
Genre: Comedy
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Duration: 99 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Mother, Jugs & Speed (1976)
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Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
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