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Knife Fight (2012)
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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: realistic, cynical, witty, semi serious, biting, suspense, talky
Plot: politics, ambition, political intrigue, satire, campaign, society, political corruption, dishonesty, americana, private vs public, state affairs, hotshot hero, blind ambition, media, scoop, drugs/alcohol, sexual content, shrewd, political scandal, red panties, panties
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, san francisco

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspense, clever and biting films with plots about politics, state affairs, campaign, society, media, dishonesty and satire mostly in Drama, Comedy and Biography genres. Some movies like Knife Fight: Power (1986), Grassroots (2012), AFR (2007), The Best Man (1964), Wag the Dog (1997). 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, clever, cynical, talky
Plot: political corruption, politics, society, state affairs, manipulations, fighting the system, manipulation, campaign, political intrigue, ambition, dishonesty, media ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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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, witty, semi serious, humorous, suspense ...
Plot: satire, ambition, campaign, friends, unemployment, politics, against the odds, society, election campaign, political campaign, campaigning, profanity ...
Time: 21st century
Place: washington d.c., usa, seattle
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72%
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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: clever, serious, cynical, thought provoking, biting ...
Plot: state affairs, politics, dishonesty, assassination, crimes, society, campaign, satire, deadly, life is a bitch, gays and lesbians, media ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark
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67%
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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, social realism ...
Plot: politics, election campaign, political intrigue, rise to the top, rivalry, ambition, corrupt politician, opponent, power relations, state affairs, media, head of state ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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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: talky, humorous, realistic, thought provoking, suspense ...
Plot: political conspiracy, politics, satire, presidential election, cia, political corruption, election, senator, election campaign, journalism, cons and scams, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: albania, washington d.c., usa, latin america, iraq ...
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100%
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, humorous, semi serious, realistic, biting ...
Plot: manipulation, media, political intrigue, media satire, political corruption, manipulations, journalism, state affairs, dishonesty, campaign, corrupt politician, blackmail ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
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55%
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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: witty, semi serious, humorous, realistic, clever ...
Plot: workplace, boss and employee, politics, office, obnoxious boss, introspection, state affairs, workplace situations, campaign, gender, power relations, lobbyist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
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55%
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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, captivating, serious, talky, intense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: politics, political corruption, legal action, college, friendship, betrayal, manipulation, society, political intrigue, dishonesty, manipulations, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, virginia, washington d.c., new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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, talky, sincere ...
Plot: politics, rise to the top, leadership, ambition, society, friendship, campaign, political intrigue, dishonesty, betrayal, state affairs, political corruption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s, 90s, 80s
Place: england, britain
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53%
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, semi serious, talky, humorous ...
Plot: politics, ambition, head of state, leadership, rise to the top, idealism, political unrest, political intrigue, political conspiracy, culture clash, campaign, fighting the system ...
Time: contemporary, year 1996, 90s, 1990s
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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: witty, humorous, clever, suspense, cynical ...
Plot: politics, election, satire, state affairs, ambition, head of state, journalism, campaign, realism, disorder, network, family relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.7
 650
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, semi serious, realistic, biting, suspense ...
Plot: campaign, politics, fighting the system, ambition, lifestyle, rise to the top, democrat, political intrigue, love affair, workplace, head of state, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: washington d.c., usa, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.0
 11K
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, campaign, election, u.s. senator, idealism, rise to the top, americana, republican, liberal, democrat, state affairs, satire ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, san francisco, san diego california, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: political thriller, suspense, talky, tense, realistic ...
Plot: politics, political intrigue, campaign, election, lobbyist, loyalty, intern, presidential campaign, political corruption, senator, power struggle, talented ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: ohio, usa, cincinnati ohio, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Live! (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A mockumentary following an ambitious TV network executive trying to produce a controversial reality show where contestants play Russian Roulette
Style: witty, semi serious, contemplative, humorous, clever ...
Plot: russian roulette, rivalry, artists and showbiz, ambition, filmmaking, showbiz, tv show, human nature, extreme sport, ratings, profanity, satire ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.2
 251
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: captivating, serious, atmospheric, psychological, clever ...
Plot: politics, campaign, political intrigue, state affairs, rivalry, rise to the top, ambition, politician, parliament, election, society, telephone conversation ...
Time: 21st century, year 2010, contemporary
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Dancing in September (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A black female TV producer struggles in Hollywood.
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: lifestyle, tv show, americana, friendship, media satire, love and romance, ambition, artists and showbiz, unlikely couple, workplace romance, hollywood, journalism ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, cynical ...
Plot: political corruption, betrayal, fighting the system, dishonesty, state affairs, relationship vs career, legal, workplace, congress, moral dilemma, infidelity, couple relations ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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: clever, serious, cynical, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: rise to the top, political corruption, betrayal, crimes, society, fighting the system, dishonesty, politics, rise and fall, life is a bitch, blind ambition, state affairs ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: politics, scandal, presidential election, media, extramarital affair, head of state, usa president, state affairs, supportive spouse, rise to the top, couple relations, satire ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 70s
Place: new hampshire, california, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.4
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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, captivating, serious, factual, intense ...
Plot: political conspiracy, politics, election, presidential election, republican, campaign, democrat, political corruption, state affairs, dishonesty, americana, legal action ...
Time: 21st century, year 2000
Place: usa, florida, texas, washington d.c., new jersey ...
⇓ 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: witty, serious, realistic, clever, suspense ...
Plot: rivalry, tv show, showbiz, blind ambition, contests and competitions, ambition, media, dark humor, drugs/alcohol, satire, uninhibited rivalry, couples ...
Time: 70s, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 4.7
 598
Drop Squad (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Controversial film about an underground organization that kidnaps and 'deprograms' African Americans who sell out or deny their cultural heritage. Spike Lee is the Executive Producer.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, biting, suspense
Plot: satire, advertising, social activism, society, missing person, prison life, moral dilemma, corporate crimes, prison, life is a bitch, rebellion, state affairs ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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, sentimental, humorous
Plot: unfulfillment, society, couple relations, parents and children, family relations, couples, politics, satire, campaign, midlife crisis, americana, presidential campaign ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.5
 468
The F Word (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A frustrated radio DJ takes to the streets of Manhattan during the Republican National Convention after the FCC has slapped his station with $1 million in indecency fines, and popular radio personality Joe Pace (Josh Hamilton) isn't going down ...
Style: serious, disturbing, captivating, realistic
Plot: politics, radio dj, fighting the system, rebellion, republican, injustice, idealism, hopes, americana, state affairs, chaos, free speech ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.0
 593
King Kelly (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Kelly strips – her best friend Jordan captures the event on her mobile phone. Kelly’s name is well known among the visitors of (in)appropriate online portals. The two teenagers digitally record anything and everything that crosses their paths ...
Style: realistic, psychological, captivating, tense, suspense ...
Plot: desire for fame, strong sexual content, on the road, nightlife, lifestyle, ambition, computers and web, profanity, satire, best friends, crime gone awry, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.4
 286
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: clever, cynical, serious, realistic, witty ...
Plot: lobbyist, politics, campaign, realism, workplace, ambition, rivalry, state affairs, dishonesty, workplace intrigue, political satire, fictional reality show ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: media, gays and lesbians, state affairs, political corruption, media satire, political conspiracy, haunted by the past, campaign, dishonesty, journalism, politics, head of state ...
Time: 90s
Place: missouri, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Color of the Chameleon (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: Bulgaria
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In Emil Christov's über-stylish spy-movie pastiche, a charismatic schemer in an authoritarian police state, fired from his job as a secret-police informant, conjures up his own imaginary spy network and builds up an archive that he turns ...
Style: humorous, cynical, semi serious, realistic, biting ...
Plot: snitch, satire, fighting the system, politics, dishonesty, government agency, dark humor, cons and scams, society, state affairs, secret police, sting operation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: bulgaria
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Day Reagan Was Shot (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The Day Reagan Was Shot is a 2001 film made for television directed by Cyrus Nowrasteh. The film stars Richard Dreyfuss as Alexander Haig and Richard Crenna as Ronald Reagan.
Style: realistic, suspense, disturbing, semi serious, tense ...
Plot: white house, politics, assassination attempt, assassination, political conspiracy, americana, dishonesty, head of state, political corruption, road not taken, campaign, deadly ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%