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, hidden truth, media manipulation, folk music, 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, humorous and semi serious films with plots about politics, society, media, state affairs, dialogue, ambition and mentor mostly in Comedy, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Bob Roberts: Wag the Dog (1997), Bulworth (1998), The Candidate (1972), Primary Colors (1998), Running Mates (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.1
 73K
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: election campaign, political conspiracy, cia, rape, senator, presidential election, political corruption, politics, gulf war, war, election, white house ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: albania, washington d.c., usa, latin america, iraq ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.8
 23K
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, political satire, election campaign, senator, insurance, election, media satire, drugs/alcohol, campaign ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, america, united states ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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 ⇓
84%
 6.7
 25K
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, presidential election, extramarital affair, media, head of state, supportive spouse, white house, george w. bush, usa president, rise to the top, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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 5.7
 588
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
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 ⇓
70%
 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: serious, talky, cynical, realistic, clever
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 ⇓
64%
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: futuristic, humorous, semi serious, witty, dark humor ...
Plot: politics, journalism, white house, civil war, illegal immigration, terrorism, translator, immigrants, betrayal, chaos and mayhem, culture clash, media satire ...
Time: future, 2000s
Place: idaho, middle east, usa, pakistan, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 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: semi serious, talky, humorous, 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 ⇓
59%
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 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: presidential election, election campaign, white house, rescue, politics, bail bondsman, head of state, campaign, black people, usa president, fish out of water, ambition ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 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: clever, semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty ...
Plot: drugs/alcohol, against the odds, campaign, ambition, society, underdog, politics, unemployment, media, friends, election campaign, political candidate ...
Time: 21st century
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: clever, witty, humorous, cynical, semi serious ...
Plot: lobbyist, politics, morality, cigarette smoking, tobacco, health, advertising, marketing, capitalism, lung cancer, father son relationship, lie ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c., north carolina, vermont, u.s. capitol building ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Wild in the Streets (1968)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Max Flatow is a precocious, social miscreant who has a way with home-made explosives. When he tires of these, he runs away from home only to emerge seven years later as Max Frost, the world's most popular entertainer. When Congressman John ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, witty, biting ...
Plot: politics, congress, suburbs, juvenile delinquency, rock, rise to the top, political satire, rebellious youth, rebelliousness, campaign, ambition, rebellion ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: washington d.c., u.s. capitol building
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, talky, clever, 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 ⇓
43%
 6.3
 22K
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, semi serious, humorous, 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, greenwich village manhattan new york city, atlantic city new jersey, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 ⇓
39%
 6.2
 4K
Hi, Mom! (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Vietnam vet John Rubin returns to New York and rents a rundown flat in Greenwhich Village. It is in this flat that he begins to film, 'Peeping Tom' style, the people in the apartment across the street. His obsession with making films leads ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, offbeat ...
Plot: pornography, politics, terrorism, peeping tom, black panthers, obsession, artists and showbiz, village, babies and infants, goofy hero, manipulations, opposites attract ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: asia, usa, vietnam, new york, greenwich village manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.4
 405
Cannes Man (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Film producer Sy Lerner makes a bet with a fellow film executive that he can turn any nobody into a star at the Cannes Film Festival. A New York cab driver who is visiting the festival is chosen as the test subject to settle the bet and Sy uses his ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, clever, offbeat ...
Plot: parody, filmmaking, farce, actor's life, desire for fame, movie business, celebrity culture, showbiz, artists and showbiz, rise to the top, cons and scams, media satire ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, france, usa, new york, beverly hills ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 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 ⇓
37%
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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: not serious, clever, realistic, biting, humorous ...
Plot: politics, head of state, rise to the top, media satire, political corruption, ambition, dishonesty, media, society, state affairs, manipulations, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 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: addiction, pregnancy, abortion, judge, politics, siege, drug abuse, social misfits, moral dilemma, drugs/alcohol, culture clash, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.7
 3K
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, clever, realistic, witty, biting ...
Plot: politics, election campaign, head of state, political intrigue, presidential election, campaign, dishonesty, state affairs, gays and lesbians, crumbling marriage, rise to the top, political corruption ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.4
 31K
Smoke (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany, Japan, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Writer Paul Benjamin is nearly hit by a bus when he leaves Auggie Wren's smoke shop. Stranger Rashid Cole saves his life, and soon middle-aged Paul tells homeless Rashid that he wouldn't mind a short-term housemate. Still grieving over ...
Style: dark humor, touching, clever, semi serious, sentimental ...
Plot: friendship, smoking, abortion, christmas, human nature, urban, cigarette, redemption, parents and children, store, artists and showbiz, friends ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1990
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.7
 923
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, clever, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: yuppie, surrealism, crumbling marriage, starting over, couple relations, breakup, unfulfillment, couples, rise and fall, self discovery, infidelity, unemployment ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.6
 12K
The Paper (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Henry Hackett is the editor of a New York City tabloid. He is a workaholic who loves his job, but the long hours and low pay are leading to discontent. Also, publisher Bernie White faces financial straits, and has hatchetman Alicia Clark, ...
Style: talky, clever, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: journalism, media, murder, columnist, workaholic, workplace, media satire, research, success, relationship vs career, workplace situations, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.6
 48K
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, death threat, screenwriter, 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 ⇓
33%
 5.0
 395
Livin' Large! (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A young black reporter begins to lose his identity.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: rise to the top, farce, love affair, rich and poor, media, workplace, journalism, human spirit, self discovery, interracial relations, media satire, showbiz ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.1
 116K
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, campaign, ambition, media, rivalry, debate, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.9
 15K
Canadian Bacon (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
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, semi serious, talky, realistic ...
Plot: politics, dishonesty, disorder, political conspiracy, political corruption, farce, white house, head of state, culture clash, cold war, society, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, canada, iraq, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 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, crime, cons and scams, ambition, dishonesty, investigation, manipulations, native americans, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c., texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.1
 16K
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, realistic, satirical, dramatic ...
Plot: politics, presidential election, election, parents and children, small town, campaign, usa president, disorder, single parent, working class, media, society ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: new mexico, usa, mcdonald's restaurant, albuquerque new mexico, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%