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The Dictator (2012)
Comedy

The Dictator (2012)

The Republic of Wadiya is ruled by an eccentric and oppressive leader named Hafez Aladeen. Aladeen is summoned to New York to a UN assembly to address concerns about his country's nuclear weapons program, but the trip goes awry.

Themes:abortion, racism, military, funeral, torture, kidnapping
Mood:satire
Locations:israel, hotel
Characters:sexist, photographer, boy, doctor, masturbation
Period:2010s, 1970s
Story:dictator, oil, unshaved armpit, nuclear weapons, camel riding, oil industry collusion, arab slur, arab stereotype, street riot, mother dies in childbirth, toppling a statue, abortion joke, statue of liberty new york city, reading a newspaper, assassination attempt, polaroid camera, apple computer, public urination, helicopter tour, looking at oneself in a mirror

Team America: World Police (2004)
Action, Comedy

Team America: World Police (2004)

The North American counter-terrorism force Team America attacks a group of terrorists in Paris. Later, the leader of the organization, Spottswoode, invites the famous Broadway actor Gary Johnston to join his world police and work undercover in Cairo, infiltrating a terrorist organization in the hope they will disclose their plan of destroying the world. Team America destroy the cell of terrorists, but then the Panama Canal is attacked by the criminals as a payback. Gary feels responsible for the death of many innocents and leaves the counter-terrorism organization. When the leader of North Korea, Kim Jong Il, joins a group of pacifist actors and actresses with the intention of using weapons of massive destruction, Team America tries to avoid the destruction of the world. (Read More)

Themes:military, torture
Mood:satire
Story:arab stereotype, dictator, statue of liberty new york city, political satire, reference to september 11 2001, reference to kim jong il, negative asian stereotype, weapon of mass destruction, war on terrorism, times square manhattan new york city, united nations, defecation, arab, burned alive, missile, puppet, terrorist, gay slur, f word, manhattan new york city

The Interview (2014)
Comedy

The Interview (2014)

In the action-comedy The Interview, Dave Skylark (James Franco) and his producer Aaron Rapoport (Seth Rogen) run the popular celebrity tabloid TV show "Skylark Tonight." When they discover that North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un is a fan of the show, they land an interview with him in an attempt to legitimize themselves as journalists. As Dave and Aaron prepare to travel to Pyongyang, their plans change when the CIA recruits them, perhaps the two least-qualified men imaginable, to assassinate Kim Jong-un. (Read More)

Story:assassination attempt, reference to gandalf the character, reference to osama bin laden, defecation, dictator, goat, burned alive, missile, eyeglasses, general, statue, binoculars, gay slur, f word, undressing, watching tv, slow motion scene, shot in the head, face slap, helicopter

The Lobster (2015)
Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sci-fi

The Lobster (2015)

A love story set in a dystopian near future where single people are arrested and transferred to a creepy hotel. There they are obliged to find a matching mate in 45 days. If they fail, they are transformed into an animal and released into the woods.

Themes:torture
Locations:hotel
Characters:doctor, masturbation
Story:suicide threat, looking out a window, camel, briefs, eyeglasses, speech, falling in love, prologue, apology, f word, dead body, bed, sunglasses, lie, shooting, undressing, slow motion scene, face slap, underwear, photograph

Pineapple Express (2008) is one of the best movies like The Dictator (2012)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Pineapple Express (2008)

Lazy court-process clerk and stoner Dale Denton has only one reason to visit his equally lazy dealer Saul Silver: to purchase weed, specifically, a rare new strain called Pineapple Express. But when Dale becomes the only witness to a murder by a crooked cop and the city's most dangerous drug lord, he panics and dumps his roach of Pineapple Express at the scene. Dale now has another reason to visit Saul: to find out if the weed is so rare that it can be traced back to him--and it is. As Dale and Saul run for their lives, they quickly discover that they're not suffering from weed-fueled paranoia: incredibly, the bad guys really are hot on their trail and trying to figure out the fastest way to kill them both. All aboard the Pineapple Express. (Read More)

Themes:military, kidnapping
Characters:doctor
Story:man in underwear, man on fire, herpes, breaking down a door, banana, liar, prologue, flash forward, tied to a chair, internet, f word, dead body, lie, shooting, punched in the face, slow motion scene, shot in the head, face slap, underwear, corpse

The Wolf Of Wall Street (2013)
Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama

The Wolf Of Wall Street (2013)

Jordan Belfort is a Long Island penny stockbroker who served 22 months in prison for defrauding investors in a massive 1990s securities scam that involved widespread corruption on Wall Street and in the corporate banking world, including shoe designer Steve Madden. This is why The Wolf Of Wall Street (2013) is one of the best movies like The Dictator (2012). (Read More)

Mood:satire
Characters:masturbation
Story:reading a newspaper, public urination, looking at oneself in a mirror, imitating fellatio, reference to popeye, reference to aids, n word, male male kiss, raised middle finger, boxer shorts, brooklyn new york city, eyeglasses, cousin cousin relationship, apology, newspaper, gay slur, f word, manhattan new york city, reference to god, sunglasses

Central Intelligence (2016)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Central Intelligence (2016)

Calvin Joyner was voted in high school the guy most likely to succeed. 20 years later he's an accountant. As his high school reunion approaches, he tries to make contact with his old schoolmates. And someone named Bob Stone contacts him. He says that he was known as Robbie Weirdicht in school. Calvin remembers that he was picked on, as a matter of fact after an extremely nasty prank he left school. They agree to meet and Calvin is surprised by how much he has changed. Bob asks Calvin to help him out. He says yes and the next thing he knows some men burst into his home. They're CIA, the one in charge is looking for Stone, she says he's a rogue agent. When they can't find Bob they leave. Later he approaches Calvin telling him, he is not a rogue agent, he's trying to find a person known as the Black Badger who is planning to sell some information that in the wrong hands can be disastrous. so he needs Calvin's help to stop him. Calvin's not sure whom he should believe. (Read More)

Themes:torture, kidnapping
Period:2010s
Story:assassination attempt, looking at oneself in a mirror, raised middle finger, banana, impostor, walkie talkie, prologue, binoculars, flash forward, bridge, terrorist, sunglasses, undressing, punched in the face, slow motion scene, face slap, motorcycle, helicopter, pregnancy, cell phone

This Is The End (2013)
Comedy, Fantasy

This Is The End (2013)

All 'Jay Baruchel' (qv) expected coming to LA was a fun time with 'Seth Rogen' (qv) with all the wild partying to have both by themselves and at 'James Franco' (qv)'s housewarming party. Suddenly, the Rapture hits and the Biblical Apocalypse has begun. Now, Jay and Seth are desperately sheltering in James' house for rescue along with a few other friends. Together, they must band together to attempt to survive the end of the world, only for Jay to find that they are all too dumb and superficial to do it until they discover the only way out. (Read More)

Mood:satire
Characters:masturbation
Story:male rape, reference to george clooney, reference to lindsay lohan, drinking urine, actress playing herself, raised middle finger, burned alive, severed head, gay slur, f word, reference to god, punched in the face, slow motion scene, face slap, urination, helicopter, cell phone, fire, rape, death

Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) is one of the best movies like The Dictator (2012)
Action, Adventure, Comedy

Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)

After the Kingsman headquarters are blown up by a psychotic criminal named Poppy Adams. The surviving agents find their way to an allied secret organisation based in Kentucky, named Statesman. The two agencies must now work together in order to save the world and take down the so called 'Golden Circle'. (Read More)

Themes:torture, kidnapping
Mood:satire
Period:2010s
Story:statue of liberty new york city, assassination attempt, looking at oneself in a mirror, raised middle finger, culture clash, walkie talkie, missile, eyeglasses, general, statue, tied to a chair, f word, bed, sunglasses, watching tv, computer, punched in the face, slow motion scene, shot in the head, helicopter

War Dogs (2016)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, War

War Dogs (2016)

Two friends in their early 20s (Hill and Teller) living in Miami Beach during the Iraq War exploit a little-known government initiative that allows small businesses to bid on U.S. Military contracts. Starting small, they begin raking in big money and are living the high life. But the pair gets in over their heads when they land a 300 million dollar deal to arm the Afghan Military - a deal that puts them in business with some very shady people, not the least of which turns out to be the U.S. Government. Based on true events. (Read More)

Themes:military, funeral, torture, kidnapping
Locations:hotel
Story:reference to saddam hussein, childbirth, internet, bridge, f word, dead body, sunglasses, lie, camera, punched in the face, slow motion scene, urination, motorcycle, helicopter, pregnancy, cell phone, fire, photograph, interview, flashback

Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Romance, Thriller

Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)

John and Jane Smith are a normal married couple, living a normal life in a normal suburb, working normal jobs...well, if you can call secretly being assassins "normal". But neither Jane nor John knows about their spouse's secret, until they are surprised to find each other as targets! But on their quest to kill each other, they learn a lot more about each other than they ever did in five (or six) years of marriage. This is why Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005) is one of the best movies like The Dictator (2012). (Read More)

Locations:hotel
Characters:boy
Story:assassination attempt, man on fire, following someone, brooklyn new york city, missile, eyeglasses, binoculars, execution, assassination, apology, newspaper, manhattan new york city, bed, sunglasses, lie, shooting, watching tv, computer, punched in the face, face slap

Almost Famous (2000)
Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Music

Almost Famous (2000)

William Miller is a 15-year-old kid hired by Rolling Stone magazine to tour with and write about Stillwater, an up and coming rock band. This wonderfully witty coming-of-age film follows William as he falls face first to confront life, love, and lingo.

Locations:hotel
Characters:boy
Period:1970s
Story:egotism, groupie, male virgin, raised middle finger, briefs, overalls, prologue, scantily clad female, f word, undressing, camera, watching tv, urination, underwear, lesbian kiss, new york city, photograph, kiss, interview

Borat: Cultural Learnings Of America For Make Benefit Glorious Nation Of Kazakhstan (2006) is one of the best movies like The Dictator (2012)
Comedy

Borat: Cultural Learnings Of America For Make Benefit Glorious Nation Of Kazakhstan (2006)

Borat Sagdiyev is a TV reporter of a popular show in Kazakhstan as Kazakhstan's sixth most famous man and a leading journalist. He is sent from his home to America by his government to make a documentary about American society and culture. Borat takes a course in New York City to understand American humor. While watching Baywatch on TV, Borat discovers how beautiful their women are in the form of C. J. Parker, who was played by actress Pamela Anderson who hails from Malibu, California. He decides to go on a cross-country road trip to California in a quest to make her his wife and take her back to his country. On his journey Borat and his producer encounter a country full of strange and wonderful Americans, real people in real chaotic situations with hysterical consequences. (Read More)

Themes:abortion
Mood:satire
Locations:hotel
Characters:masturbation
Story:abortion joke, public urination, 911 joke, breast milk, times square manhattan new york city, misogyny, feminist, anti semitism, stupidity, culture clash, fish out of water, feminism, hairy chest, terrorist, manhattan new york city, reference to god, watching tv, urination, underwear, rape

Spy (2015)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Spy (2015)

Susan Cooper is an unassuming, deskbound CIA analyst, and the unsung hero behind the Agency's most dangerous missions. But when her partner falls off the grid and another top agent is compromised, she volunteers to go deep undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent a global crisis. (Read More)

Themes:kidnapping
Locations:hotel
Story:assassination attempt, reference to al qaeda, raised middle finger, fish out of water, feminism, tied to a chair, f word, dead body, punched in the face, slow motion scene, shot in the head, motorcycle, helicopter, corpse, cell phone, photograph, murder, death, violence, fight

Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)

Peter is a composer and a likable sad sack who's devastated when his girlfriend of five years, Sarah Marshall, the star of a cheesy CSI-style crime show, dumps him. He weeps, he rails, he mopes. Finally, his step-brother Brian suggests Hawaii, so Peter heads for a resort on Oahu where, as he's checking in, he sees Sarah and her new beau, Aldous, a polymorphously perverse English rocker. The weeping and moping start again, until Peter is rescued by Rachel, a thoughtful hotel clerk who invites him to a luau and to hang out. Although he constantly runs into Sarah and Aldous, Peter starts to come alive again. Will Sarah realize what she's lost, and what about Rachel? (Read More)

Mood:satire
Locations:hotel
Characters:photographer, doctor, masturbation
Story:herpes, broken heart, banana, scene during end credits, puppet, scantily clad female, apology, bed, sunglasses, lie, camera, watching tv, computer, punched in the face, face slap, urination, mirror, underwear, cell phone, shower

Three Kings (1999)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, War

Three Kings (1999)

A small group of adventurous American soldiers in Iraq at the end of the Gulf War are determined to steal a huge cache of gold reputed to be hidden somewhere near their desert base. Finding a map they believe will take them to the gold, they embark on a journey that leads to unexpected discoveries, enabling them to rise to a heroic challenge that drastically changes their lives. This is why Three Kings (1999) is one of the best movies like The Dictator (2012). (Read More)

Themes:military, torture
Mood:satire
Story:political satire, oil, boxer shorts, culture clash, execution, severed head, f word, undressing, slow motion scene, shot in the head, urination, helicopter, underwear, corpse, cell phone, violence, death, fight, murder

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) is one of the best movies like The Dictator (2012)
Adventure, Comedy, Drama

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL recounts the adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune -- all against the back-drop of a suddenly and dramatically changing Continent. (Read More)

Themes:racism, funeral
Locations:hotel
Characters:boy
Story:reading a newspaper, fictional country, saving a life, being followed, following someone, eyeglasses, statue, binoculars, flash forward, coffin, severed head, newspaper, gay slur, f word, dead body, punched in the face, face slap, motorcycle, corpse, photograph

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)
Comedy, Crime, Mystery

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)

A petty thief posing as an actor is brought to Los Angeles for an unlikely audition and finds himself in the middle of a murder investigation along with his high school dream girl and a detective who's been training him for his upcoming role...

Themes:funeral, torture, kidnapping
Mood:satire
Locations:hotel
Story:times square manhattan new york city, prologue, scantily clad female, coffin, bridge, gay slur, manhattan new york city, dead body, lie, shooting, undressing, watching tv, punched in the face, shot in the head, urination, underwear, corpse, cell phone, new york city, murder

Ghostbusters (2016)
Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Ghostbusters (2016)

Locations:hotel
Period:2010s
Story:portrait painting, times square manhattan new york city, cheering crowd, raised middle finger, walkie talkie, feminism, scene during end credits, manhattan new york city, punched in the face, slow motion scene, face slap, motorcycle, cell phone, fire, new york city, photograph, african american, flashback, fight

Red 2 (2013)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Red 2 (2013)

Retired CIA agent Frank Moses is in love with Sarah Ross and enjoying their normal life. Out of the blue, Marvin Boggs meets Frank in the supermarket and tells that Wikileaks has released the information that they had participated and know the whereabouts of the Nightshade, a portable nuclear weapon that was smuggled in pieces and hidden in Russia. Now the top agents in the world are under contract to seek them out to discover where Nightshade is. The trio travels to Paris and teams-up with the Russian Katja to track down the former Russian Agent 'The Frog' to get more information about the operation. They learn that the brilliant inventor Dr. Edward Bailey might know where the weapon is. They discover that Bailey has been interned in an asylum in London by the MI-6 for thirty-two years and the British Victoria joins the team. They rescue Bailey and find that the nuclear device is hidden in the Kremlin. Soon the dangerous South Korean Han joins the group expecting to retrieve the weapon. But dangerous killer Jack Horton is hunting Frank down and will not stop until he recovers the nuclear bomb. (Read More)

Themes:military, funeral, torture, kidnapping
Locations:hotel
Story:assassination attempt, reference to fidel castro, weapon of mass destruction, general, tied to a chair, bridge, terrorist, punched in the face, slow motion scene, shot in the head, face slap, motorcycle, helicopter, cell phone, photograph, murder, fight, death, violence, gun

The Watch (2012) is one of the best movies like The Dictator (2012)
Action, Comedy, Sci-fi

The Watch (2012)

In Glenview, Ohio, Evan is the manager of the Costco department store and married to Abby. When the Costco night watchman, Antonio Guzman, is mysteriously murdered, Evan organizes The Neighborhood Watch, a watch team with his suburban neighbors Bob, Franklin and Jamarcus to protect the neighborhood and find the killer of Antonio. Soon they discover that the murderer is an alien that is preparing to invade Earth, and they become the last hope of mankind on Earth. This is why The Watch (2012) is one of the best movies like The Dictator (2012). (Read More)

Characters:masturbation
Period:2010s
Story:reference to justin bieber, raised middle finger, impostor, walkie talkie, severed head, f word, sunglasses, punched in the face, slow motion scene, shot in the head, face slap, urination, corpse, cell phone, photograph, two word title, murder, death, violence, fight

Pain & Gain (2013)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama

Pain & Gain (2013)

Based on the true story of Daniel Lugo ('Mark Wahlberg (I)' (qv)) a Miami bodybuilder who wants to live the American dream. He would like to have the money that other people have. So he enlists the help of fellow bodybuilder Adrian Doorbal ('Anthony Mackie' (qv)) and ex-convict, Christian bodybuilder Paul Doyle ('Dwayne Johnson (I)' (qv)). Their kidnapping and extortion scheme goes terribly wrong since they have muscles for brains and they're left to haphazardly try to hold onto the elusive American dream. (Read More)

Themes:torture, kidnapping
Mood:satire
Characters:photographer, doctor, masturbation
Story:looking at oneself in a mirror, comedic sex scene, pull ups, breast milk, lying, raised middle finger, stupidity, tied to a chair, gay slur, f word, sunglasses, punched in the face, slow motion scene, urination, helicopter, corpse, cell phone, fire, photograph, murder

The Brothers Grimm (2005)
Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Thriller

The Brothers Grimm (2005)

Folklore collectors and con artists, Jake and Will Grimm, travel from village to village pretending to protect townsfolk from enchanted creatures and performing exorcisms. They are put to the test, however, when they encounter a real magical curse in a haunted forest with real magical beings, requiring genuine courage. (Read More)

Themes:military, torture, kidnapping
Characters:boy
Story:palace, street life, goat, general, prologue, flash forward, severed head, bed, shot in the head, mirror, underwear, corpse, fire, gun, violence, fight, death, kiss, murder, flashback

2 Guns (2013)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

2 Guns (2013)

Robert Trench, an undercover DEA agent, takes advantage of gunman Michael Stigman's idea to rob a bank to bust him and a mob boss. However, it proves too successful with much more money seized than anticipated with Trench's forces not stopping the getaway. Complicating things still more, Stigman turns out to be a Naval Intelligence agent who shoots Trench and takes the money. The interservice debacle suddenly finds Trench and Stigman in a bloody web of corrupt clandestine rivalries as they are hunted, blackmailed and isolated for the money on both sides of the law. Now, the fugitives must work together to find a way out of this situation with no one to turn to but themselves. (Read More)

Themes:military, torture, kidnapping
Locations:hotel
Period:2010s
Story:assassination attempt, goat, severed head, tied to a chair, dead body, sunglasses, shooting, punched in the face, slow motion scene, shot in the head, urination, mirror, helicopter, corpse, cell phone, fire, two word title, death, murder, flashback

The Man From U.n.c.l.e. (2015) is one of the best movies like The Dictator (2012)
Action, Adventure, Comedy

The Man From U.n.c.l.e. (2015)

In the 1960s with the Cold War in play, CIA agent Napoleon Solo successfully helps Gaby Teller defect to West Germany despite the intimidating opposition of KGB agent Illya Kuryakin. Later, all three unexpectedly find themselves working together in a joint mission to stop a private criminal organization from using Gaby's father's scientific expertise to construct their own nuclear bomb. Through clenched teeth and stylish poise, all three must find a way to cooperate for the sake of world peace, even as they each pursue their own agendas. (Read More)

Themes:torture, kidnapping
Locations:hotel
Story:nuclear scientist, zip line, uranium, being followed, following someone, culture clash, walkie talkie, missile, binoculars, tied to a chair, bridge, terrorist, shooting, watching tv, punched in the face, slow motion scene, shot in the head, face slap, urination, motorcycle

Thank You For Smoking (2005)
Comedy, Drama

Thank You For Smoking (2005)

The chief spokesperson and lobbyist Nick Naylor is the Vice-President of the Academy of Tobacco Studies. He is talented in speaking and spins argument to defend the cigarette industry in the most difficult situations. His best friends are Polly Bailey that works in the Moderation Council in alcohol business, and Bobby Jay Bliss of the gun business own advisory group SAFETY. They frequently meet each other in a bar and they self-entitle the Mod Squad a.k.a. Merchants of Death, disputing which industry has killed more people. Nick's greatest enemy is Vermont's Senator Ortolan Finistirre, who defends in the Senate the use a skull and crossed bones in the cigarette packs. Nick's son Joey Naylor lives with his mother, and has the chance to know his father in a business trip. When the ambitious reporter Heather Holloway betrays Nick disclosing confidences he had in bed with her, his life turns upside-down. But Nick is good in what he does for the mortgage. This is why Thank You For Smoking (2005) is one of the best movies like The Dictator (2012). (Read More)

Themes:funeral, kidnapping
Mood:satire
Locations:hotel
Characters:boy, doctor
Story:political satire, reference to captain hook, reference to fidel castro, arab, liar, coffin, newspaper, f word, bed, reference to god, lie, undressing, watching tv, computer, slow motion scene, underwear, pregnancy, cell phone, photograph, death

The Nice Guys (2016)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Nice Guys (2016)

Set against the backdrop of 1977 Los Angeles, The Nice Guys opens when single father and licensed PI Holland March (Gosling) is hired to investigate the apparent suicide of famous porn star Misty Mountains. As the trail leads him to track down a girl named Amelia (Qualley), he encounters less licensed and less hands-off private eye Jackson Healey (Russell Crowe) and his brass knuckles, both hired by the young hippie. However, the situation takes a turn for the worse when Amelia vanishes and it becomes apparent that March wasn't the only party interested. As both men are forced to team up, they'll have to take on a world filled with eccentric goons, strippers dressed as mermaids and even a possible government conspiracy. (Read More)

Themes:torture
Locations:hotel
Period:1970s
Story:assassination attempt, misogyny, stupidity, following someone, walkie talkie, overalls, protest, prologue, flash forward, gay slur, f word, sunglasses, watching tv, punched in the face, shot in the head, motorcycle, corpse, fire, lesbian kiss, african american

Kick-ass 2 (2013)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Kick-ass 2 (2013)

After Kick-Ass' insane bravery inspires a new wave of self-made masked crusaders, led by the badass Colonel Stars and Stripes, our hero joins them on patrol. When these amateur superheroes are hunted down by Red Mist -- reborn as The Mother F%&*^r -- only the blade-wielding Hit Girl can prevent their annihilation. When we last saw junior assassin Hit Girl and young vigilante Kick-Ass, they were trying to live as normal teenagers Mindy and Dave. With graduation looming and uncertain what to do, Dave decides to start the world's first superhero team with Mindy. Unfortunately, when Mindy is busted for sneaking out as Hit Girl, she's forced to retire-leaving her to navigate the terrifying world of high-school mean girls on her own. With no one left to turn to, Dave joins forces with Justice Forever, run by a born-again ex-mobster named Colonel Stars and Stripes. Just as they start to make a real difference on the streets, the world's first super villain, The Mother F%&*^r, assembles his own evil league and puts a plan in motion to make Kick-Ass and Hit Girl pay for what they did to his dad. But there's only one problem with his scheme: If you mess with one member of Justice Forever, you mess with them all. (Read More)

Themes:funeral, torture, kidnapping
Mood:satire
Characters:masturbation
Story:reference to justin bieber, defecation, colonel, severed head, internet, gay slur, f word, punched in the face, slow motion scene, shot in the head, face slap, motorcycle, corpse, cell phone, new york city, photograph, father son relationship, violence, death, murder

The A-team (2010) is one of the best movies like The Dictator (2012)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

The A-team (2010)

Four American soldiers who are in Iraq are sent on a mission to recover plates for printing 100 dollar bills that were used to print a billion dollars. After doing the job and returning to the base their commanding officer is killed in an explosion and the plates are stolen by another operative. They would be court martialed and sent to different prisons. 6 months later, the leader, Hannibal Smith is visited by a CIA spook who tells him he knows where the man who took the plates is and wants him and his men to recover it. So he helps him escape and he breaks out the others and they go after the plates. But after doing it, they discover that the spook might not be ok. And a military intelligence officer who was involved with one of them is pursuing them. (Read More)

Themes:military, funeral, torture, kidnapping
Locations:hotel
Period:2010s
Story:raised middle finger, impostor, colonel, missile, general, hairy chest, sunglasses, punched in the face, slow motion scene, shot in the head, face slap, motorcycle, helicopter, cell phone, flashback, death, violence, murder, fight

Knight And Day (2010)
Action, Comedy, Romance

Knight And Day (2010)

June has a garage in Boston. At an airport heading home, a man bumps into her a few times and tries to keep her off the plane. He's under FBI surveillance; they wonder if he and she are working together, so they let both on a flight full of armed men wanting to arrest the stranger. He's Roy, he shoots his way out of trouble and tells her she's in danger. She's home the next day, miraculously, when agents pick her up; Roy saves her again, and a transcontinental chase ensues with Roy convincing her that he's the good guy, protecting an energy source that a rogue agent wants to sell on the black market. Can she trust Roy, and will trust matter when the bullets start flying? (Read More)

Themes:kidnapping
Locations:hotel
Story:brooklyn new york city, missile, tied to a chair, bridge, f word, sunglasses, computer, punched in the face, shot in the head, motorcycle, helicopter, corpse, cell phone, new york city, photograph, violence, fight, kiss, murder, death

The Green Hornet (2011)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Green Hornet (2011)

Playboy Britt Reid (Seth Rogen) becomes the new publisher of Los Angeles' "The Daily Sentinel" after the sudden death of his father. Britt's party life is about to change when he and his driver and kung fu expert, Kato (Jay Chou), stop a robbery. With the help of Kato, Britt starts a new career of fighting crime as the masked superhero "The Green Hornet". This is why The Green Hornet (2011) is one of the best movies like The Dictator (2012). (Read More)

Themes:funeral, torture
Story:spoiled brat, raised middle finger, missile, statue, coffin, internet, newspaper, punched in the face, slow motion scene, shot in the head, face slap, helicopter, corpse, father son relationship, violence, murder, fight, flashback, death, gun

Bruno (2009)
Comedy

Bruno (2009)

Bruno is a gay Austrian fashion guru. He has his own fashion based television show, Funkyzeit, the most popular German-language show of its kind outside of Germany. After he disgraces himself in front of his Funkyzeit fan base, he is ruined in German speaking Europe. He decides that in his quest for worldwide fame, he will move to Los Angeles and reinvent himself. Accompanying him to the US is Lutz, his former assistant's assistant. Lutz is the only person left in his circle that still believes in Bruno's greatness. Bruno goes through one reinvention of himself after another, ultimately straying to areas far removed from his own self. Perhaps when Bruno finds an activity that he truly does love, he will also find that uber-fame he so desperately desires. (Read More)

Themes:military
Mood:satire
Story:arab stereotype, abortion joke, wardrobe malfunction, vespa, sexual promiscuity, fish out of water, scene during end credits, terrorist, gay slur, f word, motorcycle, interview, kiss

Hot Fuzz (2007) is one of the best movies like The Dictator (2012)
Action, Comedy

Hot Fuzz (2007)

Top London cop, PC Nicholas Angel is good. Too good. And to stop the rest of his team looking bad, he is reassigned to the quiet town of Sandford. He is paired with Danny Butterman, who endlessly questions him on the action lifestyle. Everything seems quiet for Angel, until two actors are found decapitated. It is called an accident, but Angel isn't going to accept that, especially when more and more people turn up dead. Angel and Danny clash with everyone, whilst trying to uncover the truth behind the mystery of the apparent "accidents". (Read More)

Locations:hotel
Characters:boy, doctor
Story:shoplifter, breaking down a door, interpreter, shoplifting, culture clash, fish out of water, walkie talkie, prologue, flash forward, severed head, apology, f word, dead body, sunglasses, camera, slow motion scene, urination, helicopter, corpse, cell phone

Now You See Me 2 (2016)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Now You See Me 2 (2016)

One year after outwitting the FBI and winning the public's adulation with their Robin Hood-style magic spectacles, The Four Horsemen resurface for a comeback performance in hopes of exposing the unethical practices of a tech magnate. The man behind their vanishing act is none other than Walter Mabry, a tech prodigy who threatens the Horsemen into pulling off their most impossible heist yet. Their only hope is to perform one last unprecedented stunt to clear their names and reveal the mastermind behind it all. (Read More)

Themes:kidnapping
Period:2010s
Story:cheering crowd, banana, impostor, walkie talkie, prologue, flash forward, bridge, sunglasses, punched in the face, slow motion scene, motorcycle, cell phone, fire, new york city, photograph, father son relationship, fight, flashback

The Spectacular Now (2013)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

The Spectacular Now (2013)

Sutter Keely lives in the now. It's a good place for him. A high school senior, charming and self-possessed, he's the life of the party, loves his job at a men's clothing store, and has no plans for the future. A budding alcoholic, he's never far from his supersized, whiskey-fortified thirst-master cup. But after being dumped by his girlfriend, Sutter gets drunk and wakes up on a lawn with Aimee Finecky hovering over him. She's different: the "nice girl" who reads science fiction and doesn't have a boyfriend. While Aimee has dreams of a future, Sutter lives in the impressive delusion of a spectacular now, yet somehow, they're drawn together. (Read More)

Story:black american, falling in love, prologue, flash forward, apology, f word, reference to god, sunglasses, lie, computer, slow motion scene, cell phone, shower, african american, father son relationship, kiss, flashback

Paul (2011)
Adventure, Comedy, Sci-fi

Paul (2011)

Two sci-fi geeks take a pilgrimage to America's UFO heartland. While there, they accidentally meet an alien who brings them on an insane road trip that alters their universe forever. For the past 60 years, an alien named Paul (voiced by 'Seth Rogen' (qv)) has been hanging out at a top-secret military base. When he discovers he's been taken prisoner, the space-traveling smart ass decides to escape the compound and hop on the first vehicle out of town - a rented RV containing Earthlings Graeme Willy ('Simon Pegg' (qv)) and Clive Gollings ('Nick Frost (I)' (qv)). Chased by federal agents and the fanatical father of a young woman that they accidentally kidnap, Graeme and Clive hatch a fumbling escape plan to return Paul to his mother ship. And as two nerds struggle to help, one little green man might just take his fellow outcasts from misfits to intergalactic heroes. This is why Paul (2011) is one of the best movies like The Dictator (2012). (Read More)

Themes:military, kidnapping
Locations:hotel
Story:raised middle finger, shoplifting, fish out of water, walkie talkie, eyeglasses, scene during end credits, bridge, gay slur, f word, sunglasses, camera, punched in the face, shot in the head, face slap, urination, helicopter, photograph, flashback, fight, gun

Easy A (2010) is one of the best movies like The Dictator (2012)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Easy A (2010)

After a little white lie about losing her virginity gets out, a clean cut high school girl sees her life paralleling Hester Prynne's in "The Scarlet Letter," which she is currently studying in school - until she decides to use the rumor mill to advance her social and financial standing.

Mood:satire
Characters:boy
Period:2010s
Story:lie, comedic sex scene, vespa, one night stand, demonstration, closeted homosexual, liar, protest, scantily clad female, gay slur, reference to god, sunglasses, watching tv, slow motion scene, face slap, mirror, cell phone, shower, photograph, father son relationship

Deadpool (2016)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Romance, Sci-fi

Deadpool (2016)

This is the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life. (Read More)

Themes:torture, kidnapping
Mood:satire
Characters:doctor, masturbation
Period:2010s
Story:polaroid camera, reference to gandalf the character, wardrobe malfunction, following someone, burned alive, severed head, gay slur, f word, sunglasses, punched in the face, slow motion scene, shot in the head, urination, motorcycle, helicopter, corpse, cell phone, fire, new york city, photograph

Accepted (2006)
Comedy

Accepted (2006)

After being rejected from every college he applied, Bartleby Gaines decided to create a fictitious university, South Harmon Institute of Technology, with his friends, to fool their parents. But when their deception works too well and every other college rejects starts to apply to his school, B. must find a way to give the education and future his students and friends deserves, including his own, while trying to win the heart of the girl next door. (Read More)

Characters:photographer, boy, masturbation
Story:apple computer, electro shock, black american, binoculars, camera, computer, mirror, motorcycle, cell phone, african american, father son relationship

Rush Hour 3 (2007)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Rush Hour 3 (2007)

After an attempted assassination on Ambassador Han, Inspector Lee and Detective Carter are back in action as they head to Paris to protect a French woman with knowledge of the Triads' secret leaders. Lee also holds secret meetings with a United Nations authority, but his personal struggles with a Chinese criminal mastermind named Kenji, which reveals that it's Lee's long-lost...brother. But their race will take them across the city, from the depths of the Paris underground to the breathtaking heights of the Eiffel Tower, as they fight to outrun the world's most deadly criminals and save the day. (Read More)

Themes:kidnapping
Locations:hotel
Story:assassination attempt, united nations, speech, assassination, scantily clad female, tied to a chair, punched in the face, face slap, motorcycle, african american, fight, violence, murder, death

The Invention Of Lying (2009) is one of the best movies like The Dictator (2012)
Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

The Invention Of Lying (2009)

It's a world where everyone tells the truth - and just about anything they're thinking. Mark Bellison is a screenwriter, about to be fired. He's short and chunky with a flat nose - a genetic setup that means he won't get to first base with Anna, the woman he loves. At a bank, on the spur of the moment he blurts out a fib, with eye-popping results. Then, when his mother's on her deathbed, frightened of the eternal void awaiting her, Mark invents fiction. The hospital staff overhear his description of Heaven, believe every word, and tell others. Soon Mark is a prophet, his first inventive screenplay makes him rich, and he's basically a good guy. But will that be enough for Anna? This is why The Invention Of Lying (2009) is one of the best movies like The Dictator (2012). (Read More)

Mood:satire
Characters:boy, doctor, masturbation
Story:lying, eyeglasses, general, flash forward, apology, bridge, newspaper, gay slur, bed, reference to god, lie, undressing, watching tv, computer, pregnancy, cell phone, father son relationship, flashback, kiss, death

Pixels (2015)
Action, Comedy, Family, Sci-fi

Pixels (2015)

Sam Brenner, Will Cooper, Ludlow Lamonsoff, and Eddie "The Fire Blaster" Plant all played classic arcade video games as teenagers. But now they have to use their skills to try to save the world from aliens. The aliens watched video feeds that they thought was a declaration of war. So they send down the classic arcade games to destroy earth. They also get help from a military specialist. They have three lives and if all three get used then earth will be destroyed, and every time they lose a live the aliens take someone's life. Who will win, us or the aliens? It's an all-out battle to save our planet and everyone on it. (Read More)

Themes:military, kidnapping
Mood:satire
Characters:boy
Period:2010s
Story:new york city skyline, playing a video game, male virgin, colonel, general, protest, prologue, flash forward, fire, sunglasses, slow motion scene, motorcycle, helicopter, cell phone, new york city, kiss, flashback

Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Thriller

Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014)

A young man named Eggsy whose father died when he was a young boy, is dealing with living with the creep his mother is with now, who mistreats her and him. He goes out and does something to one of the creep's friends. He gets arrested and he calls a number a man gave him around the time his father died, to call if he needs help. A man named Harry approaches him and tells him he's the one who helped him. He tells him that he knew his father. When the man Eggsy slighted wants some payback, Harry takes care of him and his companions single handed. Harry then tells Eggsy that he's part of a secret organization called the Kingsman and his father was also part of it. He died trying to make the world safe. Harry offers Eggsy the opportunity to be a Kingsman and he takes it. He undergoes a grueling training course. Harry is looking into the demise of another Kingsman and the trail leads him to tech billionaire named Valentine aka V who is also curious about the group following him, the Kingsman. (Read More)

Themes:torture, kidnapping
Characters:boy
Story:culture clash, burned alive, missile, riot, hairy chest, scene during end credits, tied to a chair, terrorist, gay slur, f word, punched in the face, slow motion scene, shot in the head, corpse, cell phone, photograph, african american, flashback, gun, violence

Don Jon (2013)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Don Jon (2013)

Jon Martello objectifies everything in his life: his apartment, his car, his family, his church, and, of course, women. His buddies even call him Don Jon because of his ability to pull "10s" every weekend without fail. Yet even the finest flings don't compare to the transcendent bliss he achieves alone in front of the computer watching pornography. Dissatisfied, he embarks on a journey to find a more gratifying sex life, but ends up learning larger lessons of life and love through relationships with two very different women. (Read More)

Characters:masturbation
Story:pull ups, one night stand, gay slur, f word, lie, watching tv, computer, slow motion scene, mirror, father son relationship, two word title, flashback, fight, kiss

Seven Psychopaths (2012) is one of the best movies like The Dictator (2012)
Comedy, Crime

Seven Psychopaths (2012)

A struggling screenwriter ('Colin Farrell (I)' (qv)) inadvertently becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his friends ('Christopher Walken' (qv) and 'Sam Rockwell' (qv)) kidnap a gangster's ('Woody Harrelson' (qv)) beloved Shih Tzu.

Themes:kidnapping
Story:n word, burned alive, scene during end credits, severed head, gay slur, punched in the face, slow motion scene, shot in the head, mirror, corpse, violence, death, murder, flashback

The Kids Are All Right (2010)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

The Kids Are All Right (2010)

Nic and Jules are in a long term, committed, loving but by no means perfect same-sex relationship. Nic, a physician, needs to wield what she believes is control, whereas Jules, under that control, is less self-assured. During their relationship, Jules has floundered in her "nine to five" life, sometimes trying to start a business - always unsuccessfully - or being the stay-at-home mom. She is currently trying to start a landscape design business. They have two teen-aged children, Joni (conceived by Nic) and Laser (by Jules). Although not exact replicas, each offspring does more closely resemble his/her biological mother in temperament. Joni and Laser are also half-siblings, having the same unknown sperm donor father. Shortly after Joni's eighteenth birthday and shortly before she plans to leave the house and head off to college, Laser, only fifteen and underage to do so, pleads with her to try and contact their sperm donor father. Somewhat reluctantly, she does. He is late thirty-something Paul, a co-op farmer and restaurateur. Despite his seemingly successful businesses, Paul has always shirked responsibility, most specifically in his personal life. After Joni and Laser meet with Paul, Nic and Jules learn what their children have done and, although they don't want Paul infiltrating their lives, want to meet him - especially as Joni and Laser seem to want to maintain some sort of relationship with him. As Paul's relationship with the entire family grows (which includes his hiring Jules to design and construct his backyard), they have an effect on what he wants in life. In turn, he affects their family dynamic as well as each person's relationships outside of it. This is why The Kids Are All Right (2010) is one of the best movies like The Dictator (2012). (Read More)

Characters:doctor
Story:rubbing noses, eyeglasses, black american, hairy chest, apology, gay slur, f word, bed, sunglasses, undressing, watching tv, computer, punched in the face, face slap, urination, motorcycle, cell phone, shower, lesbian kiss, photograph

Garden State (2004)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Garden State (2004)

Andrew Largeman is a semi-successful television actor who plays a intellectually disabled quarterback. His somewhat controlling and psychiatrist father has led Andrew ("Large") to believe that his mother's wheelchair bound life was his fault. Andrew decides to lay off the drugs that his father and his doctor made him believe that he needed, and began to see life for what it is. He began to feel the pain he had longed for, and began to have a genuine relationship with a girl who had some problems of her own. (Read More)

Themes:funeral, kidnapping
Locations:hotel
Characters:doctor
Story:reference to dick cheney, briefs, black american, cousin cousin relationship, liar, coffin, bed, reference to god, lie, watching tv, slow motion scene, motorcycle, underwear, african american, father son relationship, gun, kiss, death

Role Models (2008)
Comedy

Role Models (2008)

Danny and Wheeler, well into their 30s, lack something: Danny feels stuck; he's sour and has driven away his terrific girlfriend. Wheeler chases any skirt he sees for empty sex. When they get in a fight with a tow-truck driver, they choose community service over jail and are assigned to be big brothers - Danny to Augie, a geek who loves to LARP (Live Action Role Play), and Wheeler to Ronnie, a pint-size foul-mouthed kid. After a rocky start, things start to go well until both Danny and Wheeler make big mistakes. Can the two men figure out how to change enough to be role models to the boys? (Read More)

Story:talking to oneself, one night stand, eyeglasses, scene during end credits, statue, prologue, apology, computer, face slap, urination, mirror, cell phone, father son relationship, fight

Step Brothers (2008) is one of the best movies like The Dictator (2012)
Comedy

Step Brothers (2008)

Brennan Huff and Dale Doback are both about 40 when Brennan's mom and Dale's dad marry. The sons still live with the parents so they must now share a room. Initial antipathy threatens the household's peace and the parents' relationship. Dad lays down the law: both slackers have a week to find a job. Out of the job search and their love of music comes a pact that leads to friendship but more domestic disarray compounded by the boys' sleepwalking. Hovering nearby are Brennan's successful brother and his lonely wife: the brother wants to help sell his step-father's house, the wife wants Dale's attention, and the newlyweds want to retire and sail the seven seas. Can harmony come from the discord? (Read More)

Characters:doctor, masturbation
Story:male rape, catering service, scene during end credits, flash forward, f word, sunglasses, watching tv, punched in the face, slow motion scene, urination, helicopter, underwear, cell phone, photograph, father son relationship, violence, flashback, kiss, fight

Get Him To The Greek (2010)
Comedy, Music

Get Him To The Greek (2010)

English rock star Aldous Snow relapses into drugs and booze after a break up and a disastrous record. In L.A., Aaron Green works for a record company stuck in recession. Aaron's boss gives him a career making task - to bring Aldous from London to L.A. for a concert in 72 hours. That day, Aaron's girlfriend Daphne tells him she wants to finish her medical residency in Seattle. Aaron's sure this ends their relationship. In London, things aren't much better: Aldous delays their departure several times, plies Aaron with vices, and alternates between bad behavior and trenchant observations. Can Aaron moderate Aldous's substance abuse and get him to the Greek? What about Daphne? (Read More)

Characters:doctor, masturbation
Story:male rape, comedic sex scene, groupie, black american, scantily clad female, f word, slow motion scene, cell phone, new york city, african american, father son relationship, kiss

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