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The Color of the Chameleon (2012)
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The Color of the Chameleon (2012)
Original name: Цветът на Хамелеона
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: Bulgaria
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In Emil Christov's über-stylish spy-movie pastiche, a charismatic schemer in an authoritarian police state, fired from his job as a secret-police informant, conjures up his own imaginary spy network and builds up an archive that he turns against his former masters. (TIFF)
Style: humorous, dark humor, realistic, cynical, semi serious, biting, suspense
Plot: snitch, politics, fighting the system, satire, society, dishonesty, government agency, state affairs, cons and scams, secret police, sting operation, communism, informant, police station, police informant, con artists, masturbation
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: bulgaria

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, humorous and suspense films with plots about satire, society, dishonesty, politics, state affairs, media and disorder mostly in Comedy, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Color of the Chameleon: Shut Up and Shoot! (2006), A Wonderful World (2006), Boppin' at the Glue Factory (2009), Hits (2014), Your Excellency (1967). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Shut Up and Shoot! (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A movie producer hatches a scheme to have an actor (Silvio Pollio) kill his fellow filmmakers.
Style: realistic, cynical, dark humor, suspense, humorous ...
Plot: murder, satire, actor's life, dishonesty, deadly, artists and showbiz, politics, crimes, filmmaking, showbiz, cons and scams, hollywood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california
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A Wonderful World (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A fairy tale about the political and socioeconomic realities of Mexico.
Style: humorous, social, disturbing, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: satire, rich and poor, society, mistaken identity, social decay, politics, political conspiracy, disorder, suicide, sleeping, celebrity culture, liberal ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: mexico, latin america
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Boppin' at the Glue Factory (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A junkie nurse rules the night shift at a convalescent hospital.
Style: humorous, semi serious, cynical, dark humor, realistic
Plot: satire, workplace, drug abuse, addiction, workplace situations, dishonesty, against the rules, life is a bitch, cons and scams, retirement home, retirement home life, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Hits (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A talentless teen will do anything to get on TV's "The Voice." Meanwhile, her father, a municipal worker, creates an uproar when a video of his rants at City Hall goes viral.
Style: cynical, dark humor, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: fame, talent, society, celebrity culture, media satire, delusion, teenager, computers and web, viral video, small town, youtube, media ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Your Excellency (1967)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Lopitos, who is horribly inefficient but quick-witted, is invited (because of the current ambassador's superstition about 13 sitting down to a meal) to a banquet attended by the ambassadors of both superpowers. After the news of a series of ...
Style: offbeat, humorous, suspense, biting, cynical ...
Plot: politics, satire, power struggle, corruption, humanism, true love, military coup, ideology, ambassador, speech, police corruption, comedy of errors ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Two Hundred Thousand Dirty (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Welcome to the monotonous, oppressive modern American byproduct of suburban sprawl: the urban strip-mall. Native to this environment and products of outdated pop culture are Rob (Mark Greenfield) and Manny (Coolio), the unsuccessful, unrefined and ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, cynical, dark humor, biting ...
Plot: satire, murder, workplace situations, working class, crimes, dishonesty, workplace, cons and scams, down on your luck, loser, store, sedative ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Priest's Children (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Don Fabijan is a young priest who comes to serve on an unnamed small island in the Adriatic. In order to help increase birth rate on the island, he decides to pierce condoms before they are sold. He therefore teams up with the newsagent Petar and ...
Style: realistic, suspense, humorous, semi serious, tragicomedy ...
Plot: satire, pregnancy, priest, clergy, unwanted pregnancy, village life, religions or cults, mediterranean, disorder, social relations, cons and scams, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: croatia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, semi serious, humorous, realistic, biting ...
Plot: manipulation, media, political intrigue, media satire, political corruption, manipulations, journalism, campaign, state affairs, dishonesty, corrupt politician, blackmail ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Knife Fight (2012)
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Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A political strategist juggling three clients questions whether or not to take the high road as the ugly side of his work begins to haunt him.
Style: witty, semi serious, cynical, realistic, biting ...
Plot: politics, ambition, society, political corruption, dishonesty, private vs public, campaign, americana, political intrigue, satire, state affairs, blind ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Very Well, Thank You (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The tough lives of two ordinary individuals: Alex, an accountant and his wife Béatrice, a taxi driver.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, suspense, biting
Plot: life is a bitch, fighting the system, life turned upside down, injustice, society, wrongfully committed, satire, loss of job, husband wife relationship, mental institution, taxi driver, rebellion ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Personal Tailor (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: China
Duration: 118 min.
Story: From the director of Back to 1942, Feng Xiaogang, comes PERSONAL TAILOR, one of the most unique films you'll see in this upcoming holiday season. Imagine a team that will sacrifice themselves for your dream at any cost -- but only if that dream ...
Style: cynical, humorous, semi serious, stylized, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Carmina and Amen (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: humorous, semi serious, dark humor, realistic, melancholic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Drop Dead Gorgeous (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An aspiring model, Cynthia, becomes the focus of a documentary when she is chosen as the face for the world's biggest fashion designer, Claudio. Cynthia accidentally overdoses and with deadlines looming they decide to use her corpse to continue ...
Style: humorous, dark humor, semi serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: fashion, cons and scams, dishonesty, fashion industry, nudity (full frontal - brief), photographer, satire, death, corpse, drug overdose, drugs/alcohol, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
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Duration: 95 min.
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Style: humorous, clever, thought provoking, biting, talky ...
Plot: politics, revolution, new wave, lifestyle, rebellion, youth, crimes, deadly, society, fighting the system, satire, university ...
Time: 60s
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 95 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 96 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
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Water (1985)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Obama Effect (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A serious health scare ignites John Thomas, an insurance salesman in his 50s, to take a closer look at his life. Motivated by a misguided obsession with getting Barack Obama elected, John takes an overwhelming involvement in the Presidential ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, sentimental, humorous
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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The Second Civil War (1997)
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Duration: 97 min.
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Style: semi serious, realistic, suspense, cynical, dark humor ...
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Wild Tales (2014)
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Duration: 122 min.
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Style: tense, psychological, dark humor, cynical, biting ...
Plot: twists & turns, human nature, wedding party, vengeance, revenge, unlikely criminals, fighting the system, violence, corruption, multiple storylines, destiny, farce ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
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Duration: 116 min.
Story: A dark comedy centering on the lives of a Neapolitan based family whose father, a fish merchant, is so infatuated with the reality TV show "Grande Fratello" (the Italian version of "Big Brother") he starts living his life as if ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, cynical, dark humor, thought provoking ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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The Terrace (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Drama about the difficulties of a group of people trying to change their lives. A group of people gathers in a terrace in Rome . Some are friends, some know each other and others just meet for the first time. All are intellectual and belong to the ...
Style: witty, humorous, clever, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: politics, satire, friends, couples, infidelity, love affair, political intrigue, society, dishonesty, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, state affairs ...
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Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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God Is on Air (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Two Spanish pan-handlers soon find themselves in over their heads when they stumble upon an opportunity to redeem themselves and perhaps the entire planet. The world appears to suffer from rampant poverty, violence and spiritual desperation and the ...
Style: dark humor, clever, cynical, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: social decay, crimes, buddies, dishonesty, tv show, friendship, society, injustice, criminal heroes, cons and scams, rising to stardom, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Running Mates (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Last Days of Switzerland (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Switzerland, Germany, Austria
Duration: 108 min.
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Time: 90s
Place: switzerland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%