Bureaucracy movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant bureaucracy movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, suspense, thought provoking, serious, humorous and political films and TV shows about / with bureaucracy, society, politics, satire, family relations, bureaucrat, death, lawyer, corruption and friendship plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Crime genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
bureaucracy movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as bureaucracy: Brazil (1985), I, Daniel Blake (2016), Damned (2016), Citizen X (1995), Why (1971), The Twelve Tasks of Asterix (1976), Leviathan (2014), The Castle (1997), Witch's Court (2017), Bureaucracy (2009).

List of bureaucracy movies

Brazil (1985)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Low-level bureaucrat Sam Lowry escapes the monotony of his day-to-day life through a recurring daydream of himself as a virtuous hero saving a beautiful damsel. Investigating a case that led to the wrongful arrest and eventual death of an innocent ...
Style: surreal, psychological, disturbing, thought provoking, mind bending ...
Plot: distopia, fighting the system, surveillance, cyberpunk, dream, christmas, bureaucracy, surrealism, twists and turns, dystopic future, mistaken identity, wrongful arrest ...
Time: future, year 1984
Place: england, brazil, london, britain, europe
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I, Daniel Blake (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France, Belgium
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A middle aged carpenter, who requires state welfare after injuring himself, is joined by a single mother in a similar scenario.
Style: disturbing, compassionate, touching, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: poverty, working class, carpenter, bureaucracy, single mother, homeless, friendship, immigrants, self discovery, heart attack, social services, prostitution ...
Time: 2010s
Place: britain, england, united kingdom, northern england
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Damned (2016)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Comedy set in the social services department of a local authority. Social workers Rose and Al swim against the tide of bureaucracy, deal with the absurdities of life and try to navigate their equally trying professional and personal lives.
Style: satirical, entertaining, thought provoking, captivating, humorous
Plot: bureaucracy, workplace, social services, social worker, life, social satire, satire, workplace situations, employer employee relationship, workplace humor, co worker co worker relationship, coworker ...
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Citizen X (1995)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, Hungary
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Based on the true story of a Russian serial killer who, over many years, claimed victim to over 50 people. His victims were mostly under the age of 17. In what was then a communists state, the police investigations were hampered by bureaucracy, ...
Style: suspense, tense, suspenseful, intense, factual ...
Plot: serial killer, communism, investigation, police investigation, murder, forensics, crimes, corpse, bureaucracy, execution, sexual sadism, psychiatrist ...
Time: 1930s, year 1990, year 1983, year 1986, year 1987 ...
Place: russia, california, ussr
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Why (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Giuseppe Di Noi, an Italian surveyor living in Switzerland, gets arrested at the border while going back to Italy with his family for a vacation. But can someone tell the man WHY?
Plot: bureaucracy, prison, police officer, injustice, innocence, victimization, satire, legal, jail cell, mental institution, prisoner, mental breakdown ...
Time: 60s
Place: italy, stockholm sweden
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The Twelve Tasks of Asterix (1976)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: France, UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Asterix and Obelix depart on an adventure to complete twelve impossible tasks to prove to Caesar that they are as strong as the Gods. You'll roar with laughter as they outwit, outrun, and generally outrage the very people who are trying to ...
Style: not serious, exciting, humorous
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: ancient rome, challenge, beast, dog, bureaucracy, mythology, roman empire, village, superhero, time travel, potion, cave ...
Time: 1st century b.c., 1st century
Place: rome italy, ancient greece, france, europe, italy
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Leviathan (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 140 min.
Story: In a Russian coastal town, Kolya is forced to fight the corrupt mayor when he is told that his house will be demolished. He recruits a lawyer friend to help, but the man's arrival brings further misfortune for Kolya and his family.
Style: thought provoking, bleak, depressing, atmospheric, meditative ...
Plot: lawyer, adultery, corruption, infidelity, alcoholic, small town, alcohol abuse, justice, courtroom, drunk, unhappy wife, corrupt mayor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: russia
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The Castle (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Austria, Germany, France
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Michael Haneke's adaptation of Franz Kafka's unfinished novel Das Schloss. K arrives in a remote village a stranger. In attempting to establish himself there, he enters the nightmarish world of the castle bureaucracy.
Style: mind bending, allegory, surreal, realistic, serious ...
Plot: mysticism, existentialism, bureaucracy, village, distopia, village life, uninvited guest, social relations, life is a bitch, society, winter, snow ...
Place: austria, europe, germany
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Witch's Court (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: South Korea
TV show
Story: Ma Yi-Deum has worked as a prosecutor for 7 years. She sometimes resorts to drastic methods to win cases. One day, Ma Yi-Deum is transferred to a special division dealing only with sex crimes.
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, disturbing, suspense
Plot: feminism, bureaucracy, partners, escapades, partners against crime, track down, friends, who done it, law enforcement, assistant district attorney, crimes, attorney general ...
Time: 21st century
Place: korea
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Bureaucracy (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Crime Thriller starring Jack Robinson, David Simon, Kaitlyn Black
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, slasher
Plot: murder, unlikely criminals, crimes, workplace, obnoxious boss, workplace situations, boss and employee, police detective, bureaucracy, post office, pet bird, office party ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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A Respectable Family (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Arash is an Iranian academic who lives in the West. He returns to Iran to teach in Shiraz, a city far from Tehran where his mother lives. Drawn into a series of domestic and financial dramas, he faces a country that is now alien to him. Following ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sincere, social ...
Plot: homecoming, haunted by the past, estrangement, family problems, life is a bitch, society, dysfunctional family, wartime life, death in the family, freedom, bureaucracy, assassination ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 80s, year 1981 ...
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran
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Holy Lola (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The story of a young couple, Pierre and Geraldine, and their desire for a child, which leads them on a journey of initiation to Cambodia. On their difficult and transformative adventure, they must contend with obstructive authorities and the ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: adoption, family relations, interracial adoption, orphan, bribery, society, babies and infants, couple relations, politics, adoptive mother, bureaucracy, adoptive father ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: cambodia
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Catch-22 (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Set in Italy during World War II, the series follows the story of the incomparable, artful dodger Yossarian, a bombardier for the U.S. Air Force, who is furious because thousands of people he has never met are trying to kill him. But his real ...
Style: thought provoking, exciting, captivating, humorous, surprise ending ...
Plot: world war two, aviator, war, u.s. air force, air raid, frustration, transformation, bureaucracy, society, friendship, escapades, desertion ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1944
Place: southern italy, mediterranean sea
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Worth (2020)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Kenneth Feinberg, a powerful D.C. lawyer appointed Special Master of the 9/11 Fund, fights off the cynicism, bureaucracy, and politics associated with administering government funds and, in doing so, discovers what life is worth.
Style: disturbing, suspense, tense, captivating
Plot: lawyer, congress, victim, terrorist, deal, attack, tragedy, fighting the system, bureaucracy, bureaucrat, lawyer client relationship, political intrigue ...
Time: 2000s, september 11 2001, year 2001
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Trying (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: All Nikki and Jason want is a baby—the one thing they can’t have. So they decide to adopt. With their dysfunctional friends, screwball families, and chaotic lives, will the adoption panel agree that they’re ready to be parents?
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, light, sitcom ...
Plot: infertility, parenthood, family life, parenting, new life, children, husband wife relationship, bureaucracy, responsibility, parents and children, irresponsible, adoption ...
Place: europe, england
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Where Am I Going? (2016)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Checco is 39 and lived his entire life with his parents. He loves his job where he does nothing the whole day, until something happens that will change his behavior and his life forever...
Style: feel good, humorous, entertaining, light, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: civil servant, mama's boy, public service, workplace, working conditions, couple relations, job, cultural difference, workplace situations, society, adventure, adaptation ...
Time: 2010s
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Land (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, Netherlands, Mexico, Qatar
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The Yellow Eagle family are Native American and live on the Prairie Wolf Indian Reservation. News reaches them that Floyd, the youngest son of the family, has died during military service in Afghanistan. The waiting begins to get his body back to ...
Style: depressing, disturbing, rough, brutal, suspense ...
Plot: native american, death, death of brother, death of son, indian reservation, army, hospital, alcoholic, dog, farm, loss of brother, loss of son ...
Time: 20th century
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Running Wild (2017)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Stella Davis is a widow who saves her ranch by working with convicts to rehabilitate a herd of wild horses that wandered on to her property. Stella must fight prejudice, greed, bureaucracy and vanity (including her own) to finally understand that ...
Style: captivating, sentimental, touching, lyrical, scenic ...
Plot: ranch, wild animal, wild horse, rancher, widow, convict, horse ranch, racehorse, prisoner, fighting the system, animal lover, confined ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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The Falling (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Natha a poor farmer from Peepli village in the heart of rural India is about to lose his plot of land due to an unpaid bank loan. A quick fix to the problem is the a government program that aids the families of indebted farmers who have committed ...
Style: semi serious, suspenseful, light, psychological, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: media circus, farmer, satire, media, society, nothing goes right, dark humor, media hype, suicide attempt, bureaucracy, social injustice, farming ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
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Colour It Yellow (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 167 min.
Story: A young idealistic English filmmaker, Sue, arrives in India to make a film on Indian revolutionaries Bhagat Singh, Chandrashekhar Azad and their contemporaries and their fight for freedom from the British Raj. Owing to a lack of funds, she recruits ...
Style: inspirational, serious, sincere, exciting, social ...
Plot: politics, sikh, rebelliousness, patriotism, courage, state affairs, society, coming of age, filmmaker, friends, dancing, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, new delhi, asia, london, delhi
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OMG: Oh My God! (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: India
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A shopkeeper takes God to court when his shop is destroyed by an earthquake.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, funny, melancholic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: satire, down on your luck, against the odds, religions or cults, supernatural, hopes, righting the wronged, social relations, legal action, earthquake, priest, judge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india
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Death of a Bureaucrat (1966)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Cuba
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A young man attempts to fight the system in an entertaining account of bureaucracy amok and the tyranny of red tape.
Style: experimental
Plot: lawyer, anarchist, satire, bureaucracy, social satire, funeral, grave, nightmare, death, cemetery, bureaucrat, exhumation ...
Place: cuba
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Visions of Europe (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, UK
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Twenty-five films from twenty-five European countries by twenty-five European directors.
Style: captivating, humorous, disturbing, anthology
Plot: european union, immigration, children, social issues, lifestyle, society, social problems, social differences, bureaucracy, environmental, compilation, essay ...
Place: europe
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J. Edgar (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: As the face of law enforcement in America for almost 50 years, J. Edgar Hoover was feared and admired, reviled and revered. But behind closed doors, he held secrets that would have destroyed his image, his career and his life.
Style: factual, melancholic, compassionate, political, thought provoking ...
Plot: gay, fbi, corruption, surveillance, investigation, homosexual, crimes, ambition, notoriety, politics, gangsters, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 1920s, 60s, 1940s, 1930s, 50s ...
Place: usa, washington d.c., new jersey
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Yes Minister (1980)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 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, political, realistic, witty, clever ...
Plot: british politics, minister, government official, workplace situations, satire, british government, politician, secretary, power relations, boss and employee, state affairs, politics ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: england, europe, united kingdom
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Les Milles (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: France, Germany, Poland
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In the beginning of the Second World War, Germans, Austrians and persons without nationality living in France are sent to the concentration camp of Les Milles by France government. Commander Charles Perrochon is the responsible for this camp and he ...
Plot: world war two, bureaucracy, female reporter, army, refugee, soccer fan, architect, jewish, football player, train conductor, concentration camp, painter ...
Time: 1940s
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Sexmission (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Poland
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Two scientists are chosen as guinea pigs for a time experiment: they are placed in hibernation and should be brought back to life after three years. In the meantime, however, the World War III breaks out and life have been wiped out of the surface ...
Style: sexual, sexy, futuristic, sex comedy, psychological ...
Plot: post apocalypse, polish, matriarchy, tribe, society, friendship, friendship between men, sex, blonde, future dystopia, surrealism, satire ...
Time: future, near future, year 1984, 21st century, year 1999 ...
Place: poland
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Kafka (1991)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Kafka, an insurance worker gets embroiled in an underground group after a co-worker is murdered. The underground group is responsible for bombings all over town, attempting to thwart a secret organization that controls the major events in society. ...
Style: surreal, cerebral, philosophical, psychological, stylized ...
Plot: writers, conspiracy, art, distopia, murder, paranoia, surrealism, insanity, death, worker, life & death, betrayal ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1919, 18th century
Place: central europe, prague
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John Q (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: John Quincy Archibald is a father and husband whose son is diagnosed with an enlarged heart and then finds out he cannot receive a transplant because HMO insurance will not cover it. Therefore, he decides to take a hospital full of patients hostage ...
Style: suspense, emotional, inspirational, thought provoking, sincere ...
Plot: hostage, twists and turns, hospital, injustice, kidnapping, organ donation, fighting the system, father son relationship, financial problem, crimes, society, parent child relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, illinois
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That Girl in Yellow Boots (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An Anglo-Indian woman works in a seedy Mumbai massage parlor while trying to find her long-lost father.
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, tense
Plot: accidental incest, father daughter relationship, father daughter reunion, search for father, mother daughter relationship, police corruption, illegal immigrant, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, illegal alien, family relations, parents and children, estrangement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, mumbai india, asia
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