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The Thick of It (2005)
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The Thick of It (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 29 min.
TV show
Story: Set in the corridors of power and spin, the Minister for Social Affairs is continually harassed by Number 10's policy enforcer and dependent on his not-so-reliable team of civil servants.
Style: sitcom, humorous, cynical, semi serious, witty, clever, biting, suspense, realistic, talky
Plot: politics, satire, state affairs, workplace, politician, political intrigue, society, government official, workplace situations, political satire, stupidity, british humour, coworker, boss, media, mishap, staff, media coverage, power relations, british politics, government, british government, political humor
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: england, london, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, sitcom and witty films and TV series with plots about satire, workplace, workplace situations, politics, media, state affairs and british humour mostly in Comedy genres. Some movies like The Thick of It: Yes Minister (1980), Veep (2012), Yes, Prime Minister (1986), In the Loop (2009), Utopia (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Yes Minister (1980)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Set principally in the private office of a British Cabinet minister in the Department of Administrative Affairs in Whitehall, Yes Minister follows the ministerial career of The Rt Hon Jim Hacker MP, played by Paul Eddington. His various struggles to ...
Style: sitcom, clever, humorous, witty, suspense ...
Plot: satire, politics, secretary, british politics, politician, minister, workplace situations, dimwit, government official, dishonesty, state affairs, manipulations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: england, europe, united kingdom
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Veep (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
TV show
Story: A look into American politics, revolving around former Senator Selina Meyer who finds being Vice President of the United States is nothing like she expected and everything everyone ever warned her about.
Style: sitcom, witty, clever, humorous, not serious ...
Plot: politics, mishap, vice president, political satire, politician, ambitious woman, satire, ambitious, administration, boss and employee, workplace situations, government official ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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Yes, Prime Minister (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: James Hacker MP the Government's bumbling minister for Administrative Affairs is propelled along the corridors of power to the very pinnacle of politics - No. 10. Could this have possibly have been managed by his trusted Permanent Private ...
Style: sitcom, witty, clever, humorous, suspense ...
Plot: satire, politics, british prime minister, prime minister, government, power relations, secretary, dimwit, state affairs, dishonesty, workplace, head of state ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, united kingdom
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In the Loop (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The US President and the UK Prime Minister are looking to launch a war in the Middle East. The plot follows government officials and advisers in their behind-the-scenes efforts either to promote the war or prevent it. Spinal Tap meets Strangelove. A ...
Style: cynical, humorous, semi serious, satirical, witty ...
Plot: intern, politics, new job, profanity, farce, workplace, state affairs, political unrest, media, satire, un, war ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., england, london, europe, usa ...
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Utopia (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Australia
Duration: 27 min.
TV show
Story: Set inside the offices of the "Nation Building Authority", a newly created government organisation responsible for overseeing major infrastructure projects, Utopia explores that moment when bureaucracy and grand dreams collide. It's a ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, semi serious, realistic, biting ...
Plot: political satire, workplace, disorder, workplace situations, office, workplace humor, bureaucracy, satire, politics, government agency, incompetence
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
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Jeeves and Wooster (1990)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: Jeeves and Wooster is a British comedy-drama series adapted by Clive Exton from P.G. Wodehouse's "Jeeves" stories. The series was a collaboration between Brian Eastman of Picture Partnership Productions and Granada Television. It ...
Style: witty, humorous, clever, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: butler, servant, master and servant, boss and employee, aristocracy, rich and poor, valet, domestic servant, society, power relations, mishap, unfulfillment ...
Time: 30s, 1930s, 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: england, london, usa, europe
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The New Statesman (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 70 min.
TV show
Story: The New Statesman is a British sitcom of the late 1980s and early 1990s satirising the Conservative government of the time. It was written by Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran at the request of, and as a starring vehicle for, its principal actor, Rik ...
Style: sitcom, surreal, clever, humorous, witty ...
Plot: politics, satire, greed, legal action, state affairs, media, society, rivalry, workplace romance, tv show, suburbs, workplace intrigue ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: yorkshire, england, europe, northern england, london
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Absolute Power (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 29 min.
TV show
Story: Stephen Fry and John Bird star as spin doctors Charles Prentiss and Martin McCabe as they bring the popular and satirical Radio 4 comedy Absolute Power to BBC Two. Stephen as Prentiss and John as McCabe are an unscrupulous pair who run the blue chip ...
Style: sitcom, witty, humorous, semi serious, cynical ...
Plot: media, manipulation, workplace, satire, celebrity, celebrity culture, workplace situations, showbiz, media satire, manipulations, campaign, cover up ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, london
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Twenty Twelve (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Twenty Twelve is a BBC television comedy series written and directed by John Morton. Starring Hugh Bonneville, Jessica Hynes and Amelia Bullmore, the programme is a spoof on-location documentary following the organisation of the 2012 Summer Olympics ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, semi serious, realistic, talky
Plot: satire, workplace situations, power relations, secretary, nothing goes right, boss and employee, disorder, team, olympics, british humour, workplace, loner ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
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Dead Ringers (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Dead Ringers is a United Kingdom radio and television comedy impressions show broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and later BBC Two. The programme was devised by producer Bill Dare and developed with Jon Holmes, Andy Hurst and Simon Blackwell. It starred Jon ...
Style: humorous, witty, not serious, cynical, talky ...
Plot: satire, media satire, society, politics, state affairs, artists and showbiz, joke, comedy team, media, celebrity culture, disorder, british humour ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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The Brink (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Three top U.S. government and military officials scramble to prevent World War 3 from happening amidst the chaos of a geopolitical crisis.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: diplomat, chaos, workplace intrigue, political intrigue, state affairs, society, workplace situations, dark humor, military, danger, partners, multiple storylines ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, pakistan
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W1A (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The follow-up to 'Twenty Twelve' as Ian Fletcher takes up the position of 'Head of Values' at the BBC. His task is to clarify, define, or re-define the core purpose of the BBC across all its functions and to position it ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, semi serious, light, feel good ...
Plot: workplace situations, workplace, satire, disorder, nothing goes right, intern, television, british humour, bbc, unsupportive coworkers, supportive coworker, new job ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
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Spin City (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Spin City is a smart, sophisticated sitcom about the behind-the-scenes workings of City Hall in the biggest city in America. Workaholic Mike Flaherty is the Deputy Mayor of New York City, serving as Mayor Randall Winston's key strategist and ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, entertaining, feel good, light ...
Plot: mayor, politics, staff, campaign, workplace situations, political intrigue, boss and employee, media, workplace, disorder, secretary, right hand man ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 2000s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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Tanner on Tanner (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
TV show
Story: Tanner on Tanner is a follow up to celebrated filmmaker Robert Altman and DOONESBURY cartoonist Gary Trudeau's political satire TANNER '88, a mockumentary following a fictional democratic presidential candidate (Michael Murphy) on his ...
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, cynical, biting ...
Plot: satire, moral dilemma, fighting the system, undercover, manhunt, society, politics, lifestyle, rebellion, journalism, dishonesty, political conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Early Doors (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: A sitcom set in a small pub in Manchester, “The Grapes”, where daily life is bound up in the issues of love, loneliness, and blocked urinals. Regular drinkers Joe and Duffy pass the time with landlord Ken and his police officer cronies.
Style: sitcom, humorous, semi serious, realistic, talky
Plot: everyday life, society, workplace, buddies, working class, workplace situations, old friend, bar, indoor, slacker, owner, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: northern england, england, europe
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Charlie Brooker's Weekly Wipe (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
TV show
Story: Charlie Brooker's Weekly Wipe is a British television review programme created and presented by Charlie Brooker. It is the most recent addition to Brooker's Wipe series, and the first to be broadcast in HD. The programme is an amalgam of ...
Style: realistic, humorous, talky, suspense, clever ...
Plot: media circus, media satire, tv show, satire, archive footage, media, ratings, power of media, advertising, dark humor, society, politically correct
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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Drop the Dead Donkey (1990)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
TV show
Story: Drop the Dead Donkey is a situation comedy that first aired on Channel 4 in the United Kingdom between 1990 and 1998. It is set in the offices of “GlobeLink News”, a fictional TV news company. Recorded close to transmission, it made use of ...
Style: sitcom, realistic, witty, not serious, humorous ...
Plot: satire, boss, media, lesbian, reporter, workplace, workplace situations, ratings, anchor, advertising, media satire, tv show ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
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LateLine (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: LateLine is an American TV sitcom that ran on NBC from March 17, 1998, through March 16, 1999. Due to an abrupt cancellation, there were seven unaired episodes. Created by John Markus and Al Franken, LateLine depicted the behind-the-scenes ...
Style: sitcom, semi serious, clever, cynical, offbeat ...
Plot: workplace romance, journalism, satire, disorder, politics, workplace intrigue, campaign, media, showbiz, rise to the top, anchor, couples ...
Time: 90s
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Neues aus der Anstalt (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Neues aus der Anstalt is a political cabaret program on German television station ZDF, hosted by Urban Priol and Frank-Markus Barwasser, who replaced Georg Schramm. Broadcast monthly since 2007, it usually features three guest cabaret artists in ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, contemplative
Plot: politics, satire, state affairs, doctors and patients, power relations, clinic, political satire, elevator, german politics, stand up comedian, voice imitation, political protest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
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Parks and Recreation (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Hilarious ensemble comedy that follows Leslie Knope, a mid-level bureaucrat in the Parks and Recreation Department of Pawnee, Indiana, and her tireless efforts to make her quintessentially American town just a little bit more fun.
Style: sitcom, humorous, talky, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: political satire, employer employee relationship, office, politics, election, female protagonist, small town life, workplace situations, workaholic, boss and employee, office romance, supportive coworker ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indiana, usa
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Mid Morning Matters with Alan Partridge (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
TV show
Story: Famous DJ Alan Partridge gives us an insight into what happens behind the microphone at North Norfolk digital radio.
Style: clever, humorous, not serious, realistic, witty ...
Plot: radio show, workplace, goofy hero, media, artists and showbiz, disorder, workplace situations, recording studio, radio station
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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Less Than Perfect (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Claude Casey moved up in the secretarial world of television news, from temp to the anchor's desk. After her boss hires her full time, Claude realizes she may be in over her head in this world of assistants fighting to get ahead. But Claude is ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, realistic, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: journalism, friendship, workplace situations, power relations, workplace, media, best friends, love and romance, tv show, workplace intrigue, colleague, anchor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Getting On (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Darkly comic series about life on a hospital ward and a nursing team who have to get on with the job despite challenges thrown up by the modern NHS.
Style: sitcom, humorous, not serious, realistic, witty ...
Plot: hospital, satire, elderly, nurse, workplace situations, doctors and patients, friendship, friends, retirement home life, workplace, getting along, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england
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Nathan Barley (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 26 min.
TV show
Story: Nathan Barley is a Channel 4 sitcom written by Charlie Brooker and Chris Morris, starring Nicholas Burns, Julian Barratt, Charlie Condou and Claire Keelan. The series of six weekly episodes began broadcasting on 11 February 2005 on Channel 4. ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, parody, not serious, suspense ...
Plot: media satire, lifestyle, goofy hero, disorder, stupidity, journalist, satire, media, british humour, radio dj, journal, designer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: london, england, europe
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The Ron James Show (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: The Ron James Show is a Canadian television comedy show, which debuted on CBC Television on September 25, 2009. Starring comedian Ron James, the show intersperses filmed and stage sketches with clips of James performing his stand-up routine. One of ...
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, not serious, suspense ...
Plot: satire, politics, society, state affairs, artists and showbiz, guest, monologue, actor playing himself, stereotypes, pop culture, stereotype, social satire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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That's My Bush! (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: That's My Bush! is an American comedy television series that aired on Comedy Central from April 4 to May 23, 2001. Created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone, best known for also creating South Park, the series centers on the fictitious personal ...
Style: parody, sitcom, humorous, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: politics, satire, white house, goofy hero, head of state, couple relations, state affairs, media, political leader, political satire, u.s. president, government ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Saxondale (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Steve Coogan plays Tommy Saxondale: an ex-roadie with anger management issues and a pest-control business. Tommy is a little arrogant, a little egotistical and feels the world owes him more respect than it typically shows him. He has an assistant ...
Style: sitcom, witty, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: suburbs, midlife crisis, workplace, self involved, dull life, unsuccessful, workplace situations, middle class, ex husband ex wife relationship, british humour, unfulfillment, disgruntled ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: england, europe
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Andy Richter Controls the Universe (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Fanciful series about an aspiring writer who imagines alternative life scenarios while working for a big company.
Style: sitcom, humorous, witty, cynical, semi serious ...
Plot: writer's life, lifestyle, best friends, dull life, workplace situations, workplace, boss and employee, love and romance, supportive coworker, office, power relations, hapless ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois
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The Rick Mercer Report (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: A weekly helping of topical satire, funny takes on the week's top stories and Canada-wide adventures.
Style: humorous, witty, live comedy, parody, semi serious ...
Plot: journalism, politics, media satire, state affairs, society, celebrity culture, social satire, stand up comedian, live performance, political satire, celebrity, satire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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Asylum (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: After a year in the El Rican embassy under the threat of extradition to America, Dan is bored, depressed and has little hope of getting out - his only chance is to push his case in an interview with the Guardian. The embassy staff are struggling to ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, sitcom, touching ...
Plot: politics, misfit partners, media, odd couple, misfit, confined, workplace, disorder, embassy, computers and web, state affairs, whistleblower
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
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