Movies like Bob Roberts

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Bob Roberts (1992)
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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: witty, cynical, humorous, political comedy, talky, offbeat, realistic, semi serious, clever, cult film ...
Plot: political satire, republican, election campaign, politics, assassination attempt, political campaign, senator, conservative, manipulation, journalism, manipulations, ambition, society, satire, head of state, filmmaking, gulf war, folk singer, senate, friendship, wall street, racism, blind character, campaign, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, new york, nicaragua

Most similar movies to Bob Roberts

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, clever, suspense and witty films with plots about politics, satire, corruption, society, state affairs, manipulation and media mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Bob Roberts: The Candidate (1972), Primary Colors (1998), Power (1986), Bulworth (1998), Grassroots (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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
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 6.7
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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
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92%
 5.7
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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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83%
 6.8
 26K
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: witty, humorous, thought provoking, satirical, clever ...
Plot: politics, liberal, hip hop, political satire, political corruption, senator, interracial romance, insurance, romance, americana, fighting the system, society ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, los angeles, usa, south central los angeles, america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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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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73%
 5.7
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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: 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
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68%
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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, realistic, witty, semi serious, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: presidential election, election campaign, politics, state affairs, ambition, fish out of water, republican, head of state, satire, white house, usa president, rescue ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., nashville tennessee, chicago illinois
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63%
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
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60%
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 5.9
 17K
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: humorous, talky, semi serious, satirical, political comedy ...
Plot: political conspiracy, politics, white house, satire, dishonesty, political satire, cold war, farce, head of state, culture clash, state affairs, nothing goes right ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, canada, united states, iraq, california
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53%
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: biting, cynical, realistic, semi serious, suspense ...
Plot: journalism, politics, white house, translator, terrorism, satire, militia, civil war, illegal immigration, political unrest, chaos and mayhem, media satire ...
Time: future, 2000s
Place: idaho, middle east, usa, pakistan, washington d.c. ...
⇓ 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, suspense ...
Plot: lobbyist, satire, business, marketing, advertising, social satire, cigarette smoking, capitalism, tobacco, cigarette, reporter, lie ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., usa, vermont, north carolina, japan ...
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48%
 6.1
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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, parody, funny, twists and turns ...
Plot: politics, congressman, farce, election campaign, political corruption, profanity, uninhibited rivalry, debate, campaign, ambition, media, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa
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46%
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, twists and turns ...
Plot: politics, presidential election, media, campaign, state affairs, head of state, couples, against the odds, love and romance, comedian, satire, conspiracy theory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.3
 26K
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: witty, cynical, stylized, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: filmmaking, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, ambition, showbiz, celebrity culture, lifestyle, spectacle, satire, writing, film within a film, ex wife ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city, atlantic city new jersey ...
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43%
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: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic, cynical ...
Plot: satire, rise to the top, ambition, desire for fame, filmmaking, workplace romance, workplace situations, workplace, rising to stardom, lifestyle, actor's life, best friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
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43%
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: touching, witty, realistic, semi serious, political ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: president, politics, fall in love, liberal, widower, romance, white house, democrat, conservative, republican, senator, chief of staff ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.3
 16K
Irresistible (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A Democratic political consultant helps a retired Marine colonel run for mayor in a small, conservative Wisconsin town.
Style: twist ending, political, twists and turns, parody, absurd ...
Plot: mayor, election campaign, political satire, usa politics, small town, politician, veteran, democrat, political campaign, american politics, election, politics ...
Time: contemporary, year 2016
Place: usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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, serious, disturbing, realistic, entertaining ...
Plot: artist, congress, politics, communism, injustice, racism, rich and poor, celebrity culture, actor's life, society, power relations, ventriloquist ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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: cynical, humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: satire, dark humor, self discovery, society, crumbling marriage, filmmaking, breakup, family problems, couple relations, infidelity, rise and fall, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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40%
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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: witty, semi serious, humorous, melancholic, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: abortion, politics, addiction, drug abuse, moral dilemma, culture clash, pregnancy, satire, drugs/alcohol, unwanted pregnancy, youth, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: vietnam
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39%
 6.1
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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: politics, political campaign, presidential election, election, small town, parents and children, state affairs, single father, father daughter relationship, campaign, media, u.s. president ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: new mexico, usa, albuquerque new mexico, california, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: realistic, political comedy, clever, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: lobbyist, politics, terminal illness, greed, political corruption, dishonesty, rise to the top, human spirit, fall in love, cons and scams, switching roles, comedy of errors ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: washington d.c., florida, usa, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 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 ⇓
38%
 7.1
 82K
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 ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.2
 17K
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: witty, semi serious, factual, satirical, colourful ...
Plot: politics, profanity, crimes, crime, cons and scams, manipulation, native americans, lobbyist, lifestyle, investigation, dishonesty, manipulations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.0
 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: suspenseful, clever, thought provoking, satirical, stylized ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, politics, campaign, political corruption, murder mystery, society, dishonesty, political intrigue, love affair, immigrants, election ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colorado, usa, denver colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.5
 58K
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: talky, suspense, clever, psychological, semi serious ...
Plot: hollywood, murder, blackmail, filmmaking, police investigation, false accusation, protagonist as suspect, satire, plan gone awry, artists and showbiz, movie business, film within a film ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, pasadena california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer (1970)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 100 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: witty, humorous, clever, suspense, not serious ...
Plot: politics, satire, political corruption, society, state affairs, manipulations, media, head of state, dishonesty, ambition, rise to the top, disorder ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.2
 94K
Election (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A high school teacher's personal life becomes complicated as he works with students during the school elections.
Style: cynical, witty, humorous, semi serious, suspense ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: jealousy, teacher, satire, high school, election, infidelity, teachers and students, teenage life, society, lifestyle, campaign, americana ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: nebraska, new york, washington d.c., usa, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%