Movies like Bob Roberts

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Bob Roberts (1992)
 7.0
 13K
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, humorous, offbeat, realistic, semi serious, political comedy, satirical, talky ...
Plot: assassination attempt, politics, filmmaking, senator, conservative, political satire, election campaign, political campaign, senate, journalism, friendship, wall street, racism, blind character, manipulations, ambition, campaign, society, dishonesty, media, rise to the top, head of state, hysteria, liberal, state affairs ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, nicaragua

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, society, state affairs, media, culture clash, corruption and dialogue mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Bob Roberts: Wag the Dog (1997), The Candidate (1972), Primary Colors (1998), Bulworth (1998), Power (1986). 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: talky, realistic, cynical, humorous, thought provoking ...
Plot: political corruption, political conspiracy, presidential election, election, election campaign, senator, cia, politics, war, journalism, cons and scams, state affairs ...
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: cynical, talky, realistic, witty, biting ...
Plot: politics, campaign, election, idealism, media, ambition, state affairs, rise to the top, hopes, americana, liberal, democrat ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, san diego california, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 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: semi serious, cynical, humorous, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: politics, scandal, presidential election, media, extramarital affair, head of state, usa president, couple relations, supportive spouse, rise to the top, state affairs, adultery ...
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, biting, humorous, witty, thought provoking ...
Plot: politics, liberal, hip hop, political corruption, campaign, senator, election, insurance, election campaign, political satire, culture clash, fighting the system ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, south central los angeles, united states ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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 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, clever, cynical, talky, realistic
Plot: political corruption, politics, legal action, cons and scams, rise to the top, uncover truth, state affairs, ambition, society, manipulations, media satire, legal ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 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: biting, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: politics, idealism, campaign, fighting the system, love affair, head of state, dishonesty, political intrigue, rise to the top, couple relations, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 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: witty, humorous, semi serious, clever, talky ...
Plot: politics, state affairs, culture clash, media satire, rise to the top, idealism, ambition, society, political conspiracy, political unrest, dishonesty, head of state ...
Time: contemporary, 1990s, year 1996
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: dark humor, cynical, futuristic, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: journalism, politics, white house, terrorism, translator, civil war, illegal immigration, disorder, dishonesty, fighting the system, racism, culture clash ...
Time: future, 2000s
Place: idaho, pakistan, usa, middle east, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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, clever, biting, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: bail bondsman, rescue, presidential election, election campaign, politics, state affairs, couples, disorder, dishonesty, head of state, fish out of water, ambition ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.3
 995
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, biting, humorous, clever, witty ...
Plot: friends, ambition, politics, unemployment, media, underdog, campaign, society, drugs/alcohol, against the odds, election campaign, campaigning ...
Time: 21st century
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, advertising, marketing, morality, reporter, lie, tobacco, lung cancer, capitalism, journalism, society, social satire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., japan, vermont, north carolina ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 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: humorous, talky, semi serious, political comedy, satirical ...
Plot: politics, white house, dishonesty, political conspiracy, cold war, farce, head of state, culture clash, state affairs, nothing goes right, conspiracy, president ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, canada, iraq, california
⇓ 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, ambition, media, campaign, debate, parody, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: politics, lobbyist, political corruption, rise to the top, terminal illness, dishonesty, human spirit, greed, switching roles, comedy of errors, cons and scams, head of state ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: usa, florida, washington d.c., latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 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: witty, cynical, stylized, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: filmmaking, ambition, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, showbiz, lifestyle, spectacle, writing, greed, loneliness, justice ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, atlantic city new jersey, greenwich village manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, realistic, sincere, satirical ...
Plot: politics, presidential election, media, campaign, usa president, state affairs, head of state, couples, against the odds, love and romance, comedian, conspiracy theory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, disturbing, serious, realistic, entertaining ...
Plot: artist, communism, congress, politics, injustice, celebrity culture, racism, society, actor's life, power relations, rich and poor, art ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: president, politics, fall in love, liberal, widower, romance, popularity, conservative, republican, democrat, white house, senator ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Movie in collections
 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: politics, presidential election, election, small town, state affairs, parents and children, father daughter relationship, media, campaign, usa president, political campaign, u.s. president ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: new mexico, usa, albuquerque new mexico, mcdonald's restaurant, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 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, cynical, humorous, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: yuppie, crumbling marriage, society, filmmaking, self discovery, starting over, infidelity, love and romance, couple relations, lifestyle, rise and fall, breakup ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.4
 243
K Street (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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: talky, cynical, realistic, biting, serious ...
Plot: lobbyist, politics, rivalry, realism, dishonesty, office, ambition, society, workplace, state affairs, workplace situations, workplace intrigue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, humorous, witty, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: politics, media satire, state affairs, rise to the top, society, ambition, manipulations, head of state, disorder, political corruption, dishonesty, media ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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, realistic, biting, semi serious ...
Plot: private detective, politics, investigation, campaign, lobbyist, fishing, political campaign, political corruption, immigrants, murder mystery, society, media ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colorado, usa, denver colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Movie in collections
 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: clever, witty, cynical, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: politics, lobbyist, political corruption, native americans, senator, bribery, unfulfillment, state affairs, cons and scams, crimes, crime, manipulations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: offbeat, sexual, clever, humorous, witty ...
Plot: best friends, workplace, filmmaking, workplace romance, media, showbiz, love and romance, celebrity culture, rising to stardom, workplace situations, media satire, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.1
 17K
Dick (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Canada, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Comedy about two high school girls who wander off during a class trip to the White House and meet President Richard Nixon. They become the official dog walkers for Nixon's dog Checkers, and become his secret advisors during the Watergate ...
Style: clever, humorous, witty, realistic, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: politics, high school, friendship, white house, vietnam war, political corruption, whistleblower, political conspiracy, farce, fighting the system, head of state, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: cynical, offbeat, witty, semi serious, clever ...
Plot: politics, congress, suburban life, celebrity culture, golden years, state affairs, suburbs, rebellion, juvenile delinquency, campaign, rock, media ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: u.s. capitol building, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 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: cynical, biting, witty, clever, realistic ...
Plot: abortion, pregnancy, politics, siege, judge, addiction, drug abuse, culture clash, society, unwanted pregnancy, going straight, youth ...
Time: 90s
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 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, cynical, semi serious, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, racism, self discovery, friends, lifestyle, alcohol abuse, showbiz, society, human nature, introspection, buddies, teenage life ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, texas, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 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: cynical, semi serious, witty, humorous, biting ...
Plot: pornography, filmmaking, danger, opposites attract, terrorism, politics, obsession, voyeurism, media satire, goofy hero, babies and infants, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: asia, new york, usa, vietnam, greenwich village manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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