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Your Excellency (1967)
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Your Excellency (1967)
Original name: Su Excelencia
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 coups d'état in Los Cocos arrives throughout the meal, Lopitos becomes the official ambassador. At a summit of world leaders, the representatives of the two world superpowers court the allegiances of third-world diplomats to tilt the balance of global power in their favor. The last diplomat to remain unaligned, Lopitos instead harangues the superpowers for infringing on the rights of developing countries to self determination, talking to them with his point of view as a citizen not as ambassador because he arranged his demise as ambassador one day before his speech.
Style: humorous, offbeat, biting, suspense, realistic, cynical, semi serious
Plot: politics, satire, true love, corruption, power struggle, humanism, speech, ambassador, ideology, military coup, political intrigue, rebellion, political conspiracy, police corruption, intrigue, society, political corruption, dishonesty, humble, disorder, rivalry, fish out of water, comedy of errors, anti capitalism, state affairs ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: latin america

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspense, biting and humorous films with plots about satire, society, politics, state affairs, dishonesty, political corruption and disorder mostly in Comedy, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Your Excellency: The Minister and Me (1976), A Wonderful World (2006), The Perfect Dictatorship (2014), Water (1985), Tanner '88 (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Minister and Me (1976)
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 ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, suspense, biting
Plot: secretary, office, corruption, car accident, car race, bureaucrat, workplace, society, fighting the system, disorder, state affairs, discrimination ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: mexico
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A Wonderful World (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A fairy tale about the political and socioeconomic realities of Mexico.
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Plot: satire, rich and poor, society, mistaken identity, social decay, politics, political conspiracy, disorder, suicide, sleeping, celebrity culture, liberal ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: mexico, latin america
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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, biting ...
Plot: manipulation, media, political intrigue, media satire, political corruption, manipulations, journalism, campaign, state affairs, dishonesty, corrupt politician, blackmail ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
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Water (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Michael Caine stars as Baxter Thwaites, the laid-back Governor of the sleepy British colony of Cascara. But when American oil drillers accidentally strike a gusher of ultra-delicious mineral water, the forgotten Caribbean out-post becomes a global ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, surreal, entertaining, light ...
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Time: 80s
Place: caribbean, atlantic ocean, west indies
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Tanner '88 (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 353 min.
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Style: witty, humorous, clever, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: politics, election, satire, self discovery, media satire, parents and children, fish out of water, family relations, disorder, campaign, network, realism ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Color of the Chameleon (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: Bulgaria
Duration: 111 min.
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Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, cynical, dark humor ...
Plot: snitch, satire, fighting the system, politics, dishonesty, government agency, cons and scams, society, state affairs, secret police, informant, sting operation ...
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Duration: 150 min.
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Style: witty, humorous, clever, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: politics, satire, friends, couples, infidelity, love affair, political intrigue, society, dishonesty, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, state affairs ...
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The Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer (1970)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Fresh-faced young Michael Rimmer worms his way into an opinion poll company and is soon running the place. He uses this as a springboard to get into politics and in the mini-skirted flared-trousered world of 1970 Britain starts to rise through the ...
Style: clever, witty, humorous, suspense, realistic ...
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Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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La chinoise (1967)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A small group of French students are studying Mao, trying to find out their position in the world and how to change the world to a Maoistic community using terrorism.
Style: humorous, clever, thought provoking, biting, talky ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Witness (1969)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: Hungary
Duration: 105 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
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Style: semi serious, realistic, suspense, cynical, dark humor ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 99 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 97 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Country: Switzerland, France, Senegal, UK, Netherlands, Italy
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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44%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Story: A group of students are spending the summer vacation at a university camp studying the science of linguistics. One of the camp directors, Jaroslaw, is a young professor who prefers the straightforward, intimate approach to students. He is opposed in ...
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42%
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41%
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40%
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40%