Movies like Bob Roberts

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Bob Roberts (1992)
 7.0
 12K
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 filmmakers follow his campaign, Robbins gives needle-sharp insight into the way candidates manipulate the media.
Style: clever, witty, cynical, semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat, political comedy, satirical, talky ...
Plot: assassination attempt, politics, political satire, election campaign, political campaign, senate, filmmaking, conservative, journalism, senator, head of state, folk music, media manipulation, hidden truth, rise to the top, cons and scams, media satire, campaign, ambition, dishonesty, media, society, state affairs, propaganda, manipulations ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: pennsylvania, usa

Most similar movies to Bob Roberts

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, clever, witty and humorous films with plots about politics, corruption, dialogue, mentor, culture clash, greed and storytelling mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Bob Roberts: Wag the Dog (1997), The Candidate (1972), Primary Colors (1998), Bulworth (1998), Running Mates (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.1
 74K
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: clever, talky, witty, realistic, cynical ...
Plot: political conspiracy, presidential election, election campaign, rape, cia, senator, political corruption, politics, gulf war, war, white house, election ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: albania, washington d.c., usa, latin america, iraq ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: talky, cynical, clever, realistic, witty ...
Plot: politics, campaign, idealism, election, realism, ambition, media, state affairs, rise to the top, americana, hopes, society ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, san diego california, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 6.7
 26K
Primary Colors (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, France, Germany, Japan, USA
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: clever, semi serious, cynical, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: politics, scandal, extramarital affair, presidential election, media, head of state, supportive spouse, usa president, george w. bush, white house, rise to the top, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 6.8
 24K
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: clever, witty, semi serious, humorous, biting ...
Plot: politics, liberal, hip hop, political corruption, campaign, election campaign, political satire, senator, insurance, election, media satire, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, america, united states ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Movie in collections
 5.8
 590
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: semi serious, humorous, biting, realistic
Plot: politics, campaign, idealism, couple relations, love affair, fighting the system, ambition, dishonesty, love and romance, media, society, state affairs ...
Time: 90s
Place: michigan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 5.7
 2K
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: cynical, talky, serious, clever, realistic
Plot: political corruption, politics, head of state, journalism, legal action, manipulations, rise to the top, uncover truth, idealism, media satire, political intrigue, campaign ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.4
 17K
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: humorous, semi serious, clever, realistic, witty ...
Plot: election campaign, presidential election, rescue, politics, bail bondsman, head of state, white house, campaign, black people, usa president, fish out of water, ambition ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Thank You for Smoking (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Nick Naylor is a charismatic spin-doctor for Big Tobacco who'll fight to protect America's right to smoke -- even if it kills him -- while still remaining a role model for his 12-year old son. When he incurs the wrath of a senator bent on ...
Style: witty, humorous, cynical, entertaining, clever ...
Plot: lobbyist, marketing, advertising, morality, lie, tobacco, journalism, lung cancer, capitalism, reporter, society, social satire ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, japan, north carolina, vermont, u.s. capitol building ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Movie in collections
 6.7
 967
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: humorous, talky, semi serious, realistic, witty ...
Plot: politics, head of state, rise to the top, idealism, culture clash, media satire, political conspiracy, political intrigue, political unrest, campaign, fighting the system, media ...
Time: contemporary, year 1996, 1990s
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: semi serious, humorous, futuristic, realistic, dark humor ...
Plot: politics, journalism, white house, illegal immigration, civil war, terrorism, translator, immigrants, betrayal, chaos and mayhem, culture clash, media satire ...
Time: future, 2000s
Place: idaho, middle east, usa, pakistan, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Distinguished Gentleman (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A Florida con man uses the passing of the long time Congressman from his district who he just happens to share a name with, to get elected to his version of paradise, Congress, where the money flows from lobbyists. But soon he learns the nature of ...
Style: humorous, clever, semi serious, realistic, witty ...
Plot: politics, greed, lobbyist, head of state, comedy of errors, rise to the top, political corruption, falling in love, bribery, cons and scams, vengeance, campaign ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: florida, usa, washington d.c., latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.1
 118K
The Campaign (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Two rival politicians compete to win an election to represent their small North Carolina congressional district in the United States House of Representatives.
Style: humorous, satirical, absurd, witty, ironic ...
Plot: politics, farce, congressman, election campaign, political corruption, uninhibited rivalry, parody, campaign, ambition, media, rivalry, debate ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.3
 991
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: semi serious, clever, humorous, realistic, witty ...
Plot: against the odds, drugs/alcohol, campaign, ambition, society, underdog, politics, unemployment, media, friends, political campaign, election campaign ...
Time: 21st century
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.3
 23K
Celebrity (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The career and personal life of writer Lee are at a standstill, so he divorces his bashful wife, Robin, and dives into a new job as an entertainment journalist. His assignments take him to the swankiest corners of Manhattan, but as he jumps from one ...
Style: cynical, humorous, semi serious, clever, witty ...
Plot: filmmaking, desire for fame, urban, celebrity culture, reporter, spectacle, ambition, artists and showbiz, media satire, showbiz, love and romance, media ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, atlantic city new jersey, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Cradle Will Rock (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A true story of politics and art in the 1930s USA, centered around a leftist musical drama and attempts to stop its production.
Style: talky, clever, serious, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: ventriloquist, politics, artist, communism, congress, actor's life, celebrity culture, injustice, artists and showbiz, society, rich and poor, racism ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.1
 17K
Swing Vote (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In a remarkable turn of events, the result of the presidential election comes down to one man's vote.
Style: humorous, semi serious, satirical, touching, entertaining ...
Plot: presidential election, politics, parents and children, small town, election, campaign, usa president, state affairs, father daughter relationship, media, political campaign, single father ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: new mexico, usa, albuquerque new mexico, mcdonald's restaurant, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.9
 15K
Canadian Bacon (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Canadian Bacon is the only fictitious film from Director Michael Moore. This comedy is about an American president who decides to go to war to bring the public’s opinion of him up during election time. Canadian Bacon is actor John Candy’s last ...
Style: witty, humorous, talky, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: politics, political conspiracy, political corruption, dishonesty, farce, disorder, white house, head of state, culture clash, cold war, society, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, canada, iraq, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.7
 956
The New Age (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Peter and Katherine Witner are Southern California super-yuppies with great jobs but no center to their lives. When they both lose their jobs and begin marital infidelities, their solution is to start their own business together. In order to find ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, semi serious, cynical, realistic ...
Plot: yuppie, crumbling marriage, starting over, self discovery, couple relations, filmmaking, society, breakup, rise and fall, infidelity, love and romance, family problems ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Movie in collections
 7.0
 7K
Citizen Ruth (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: "Citizen Ruth" is the story of Ruth Stoops, a woman who nobody even noticed -- until she got pregnant. Now, everyone wants a piece of her. The film is a comedy about one woman caught in the ultimate tug-of-war: a clash of wild, noisy, ...
Style: clever, semi serious, witty, biting, cynical ...
Plot: abortion, pregnancy, judge, addiction, politics, siege, drug abuse, social misfits, moral dilemma, drugs/alcohol, drug addict, culture clash ...
Time: 90s
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.6
 49K
The Player (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A Hollywood studio executive is being sent death threats by a writer whose script he rejected - but which one?
Style: clever, cynical, witty, talky, semi serious ...
Plot: hollywood, blackmail, murder, screenwriter, death threat, police investigation, filmmaking, agent, enemy, protagonist as suspect, rise to the top, mistaken identity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, pasadena california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Clockwatchers (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The relationship between four female temps all working for the same credit company is threatened with the arrival of a new hire, who lands a permanent position one of the women was vying for.
Style: humorous, dark humor, semi serious, clever, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: office, friendship, workplace, eating disorder, boss and employee, couple relations, workplace situations, investigation, siblings relations, heist, fighting the system, politics ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, semi serious, sincere, realistic, satirical ...
Plot: politics, presidential election, campaign, media, election, drugs/alcohol, head of state, comedian, usa president, against the odds, state affairs, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.8
 8K
SubUrbia (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A group of suburban teenagers try to support each other through the difficult task of becoming adults.
Style: talky, realistic, semi serious, clever, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, racism, buddies, self discovery, interracial relations, teenage life, twentysomething life, coming of age, society, youth, friends, human nature ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: texas, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.2
 16K
Casino Jack (2010)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Based on a true story, a hot shot Washington DC lobbyist and his protégé go down hard as their schemes to peddle influence lead to corruption and murder.
Style: cynical, clever, semi serious, witty, realistic ...
Plot: politics, lobbyist, political corruption, rise and fall, cons and scams, crime, ambition, dishonesty, investigation, manipulations, native americans, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c., texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: clever, witty, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: white house, president, politics, widower, romance, fall in love, lobbyist, chief of staff, liberal, senator, head of state, social differences ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.1
 4K
Silver City (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The discovery of a corpse threatens to unravel a bumbling local politician's campaign for governor of Colorado.
Style: clever, talky, semi serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: private detective, politics, campaign, fishing, political campaign, investigation, murder mystery, lobbyist, love affair, political corruption, republican, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colorado, usa, denver colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: After his mistress runs over a young teen, a Wall Street hotshot sees his life unravel in the spotlight, and attracting the interest of a down and out reporter.
Style: humorous, semi serious, cynical, dark humor, witty ...
Plot: journalist, courtroom, politics, society, interracial relations, legal action, media, crimes, redemption, hit and run, yuppie, coma ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, clever, talky, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: actor's life, workplace romance, celebrity culture, media satire, showbiz, workplace situations, filmmaking, love and romance, media, artists and showbiz, gender, workplace ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.6
 2K
All the Rage (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A rich cross-section of urban USA find their lives changed when their fates collide at gunpoint.
Style: clever, realistic, semi serious, dark humor, humorous ...
Plot: obsession, crumbling marriage, store, suburbs, handgun, suburban life, gays and lesbians, society, unfulfillment, family problems, crimes of passion, lawyer ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Watermelon Man (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Jeff Gerber, an insurance agent, lives in a typical suburban neighborhood. He is also both racist and a fitness freak. But Jeff's bigoted world of taunting and harassing black people on and off the job is turned upside down when his skin ...
Style: humorous, biting, serious, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: racism, switching roles, bus, interracial relations, restaurant, culture clash, americana, suburbs, society, doctors and patients, friendship, discrimination ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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