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Commander in Chief (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Commander in Chief is an American drama television series that focused on the fictional administration and family of Mackenzie Allen, the first female President of the United States, who ascends to the post from the Vice Presidency after the death of the sitting President from a sudden cerebral aneurysm. The series began broadcasting on ABC on Tuesday, September 27, 2005, at 9 p.m. Eastern Time, although most countries outside North America began screening the series in mid-2006. The show was #1 on Tuesday nights until FOX's American Idol started in January. The show was also the #1 new show of the season until CBS' Criminal Minds surpassed it. Its major competitor in the 9:00 p.m. timeslot was FOX's House, which aired after American Idol. The series was created by American director Rod Lurie, director of the films The Contender and Deterrence and may have been inspired by The West Wing, a popular political drama on rival NBC. The network replaced Lurie with Steven Bochco as show runner, but declining ratings brought about a hiatus, a timeslot change and ultimately cancellation.
Style: clever, serious, talky, sincere, realistic, political drama
Plot: politics, white house, head of state, female politician, president, usa president, rise to the top, feminism, workplace intrigue, idealism, workplace situations, workplace, society, state affairs, americana, gender, legal, rivalry, chief of staff, sexism, conservative, senator, untimely death, staff, responsibility ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, clever and talky films and TV series with plots about politics, state affairs, ambition, u.s. president, workplace situations, politician and workplace mostly in Drama, History and Thriller genres. Some movies like Commander in Chief: The West Wing (1999), Political Animals (2012), House of Cards (2013), Madam Secretary (2014), The Newsroom (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The West Wing (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: The West Wing provides a glimpse into presidential politics in the nation's capital as it tells the stories of the members of a fictional presidential administration. These interesting characters have humor and dedication that touches the heart ...
Style: clever, talky, serious, realistic, witty ...
Plot: politics, white house, political intrigue, politician, election, state affairs, chief of staff, administration, senator, media coverage, confrontation, loyalty ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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Political Animals (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 360 min.
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Style: clever, talky, serious, realistic, captivating
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House of Cards (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 51 min.
Story: Set in present day Washington, D.C., House of Cards is the story of Frank Underwood, a ruthless and cunning politician, and his wife Claire who will stop at nothing to conquer everything. This wicked political drama penetrates the shadowy world of ...
Style: serious, cynical, clever, witty, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
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Place: usa, washington d.c., u.s. capitol building
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Madam Secretary (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Former CIA agent Elizabeth Faulkner McCord is suddenly thrust into the position of US Secretary of State where she must quickly learn to drive international diplomacy, wrangle office politics and balance a complex family life.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: relationship vs career, politics, secretary of state, politician, workplace situations, chief of staff, diplomacy, state affairs, workplace, workplace intrigue, power relations, u.s. president ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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The Newsroom (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: A behind-the-scenes look at the people who make a nightly cable-news program. Focusing on a network anchor, his new executive producer, the newsroom staff and their boss, the series tracks their quixotic mission to do the news well in the face of ...
Style: witty, serious, biting, talky, realistic ...
Plot: politics, news, journalism, intelligence, tv news, media, ethics, journalist, verbal byplay, idealism, tv show, workplace situations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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State of Affairs (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Each day the President is faced with dozens of life and death decisions, and to prioritize the biggest international crises facing the country, one top CIA analyst - Charleston Tucker - assembles the President's Daily Briefing. This list of ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful, suspense ...
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: K Street is a 2003 HBO television series about lobbyists and politicians in Washington, D.C. It was named for a street that is home to many lobbying and legal firms.
Style: serious, clever, talky, realistic, witty ...
Plot: politics, lobbyist, workplace situations, office, realism, dishonesty, workplace, workplace intrigue, campaign, ambition, media, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Backstairs at the White House (1979)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 540 min.
Story: Behind the scenes at the White House during eight administrations, as told by the people who work there.
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Plot: white house, politics, head of state, master and servant, society, state affairs, power relations, human spirit, interracial relations, workplace situations, campaign, hopes ...
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Spin (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 52 min.
Story: The President of the French Republic, visiting Saint-Etienne in the Loire, in a striking plant dies, victim of a bomb attack. The political world is agitated: early presidential elections to be held within the next thirty-five days. There is no ...
Style: serious, clever, realistic, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: head of state, blind ambition, political intrigue, campaign, politics, state affairs, rise to the top, workplace situations, ambition, media, rivalry, workplace
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Duration: 43 min.
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Power (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Pete St. John is a powerful and successful political consultant, with clients spread around the country. When his long-time friend and client Ohio senator Sam Hastings decides to quit politics, he is rapidly drafted to help with the campaign of the ...
Style: serious, talky, cynical, realistic, clever
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Time: 80s
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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Style: serious, sincere, realistic, gloomy, captivating
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Country: UK
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Style: serious, tense, talky, realistic, clever ...
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Country: Denmark
Duration: 58 min.
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Body & Soul (2002)
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The Contender (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 126 min.
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Style: talky, realistic, suspense, serious, thought provoking ...
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An American Affair (2008)
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Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
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Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, sincere, clever ...
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Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1963
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LBJ: The Early Years (1987)
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Country: USA
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Style: serious, realistic, sincere, captivating, thought provoking
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Lincoln (1988)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 188 min.
Story: After arriving in Washington in 1861 after his election, Abraham Lincoln struggles with personal and political problems during his Presidency. Originally titled "Lincoln", the name of this miniseries was changed to "Gore Vidal's ...
Style: serious, talky, clever, realistic, emotional ...
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Outlaw (2010)
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Country: USA
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Story: Outlaw is an American television series that was aired on the NBC network. The one-hour courtroom drama stars Jimmy Smits as a Supreme Court Justice who resigns from the bench and returns to private practice in an elite law firm where Claire Sax, ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, clever
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Kennedy (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 282 min.
Story: Biography of the 1961-1963 presidency of John F. Kennedy
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, thought provoking, captivating
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Country: USA
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Made in Jersey (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
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Style: serious, captivating, talky, realistic
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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The Best Man (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
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Style: serious, clever, realistic, witty, biting ...
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Time: 60s
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Washington: Behind Closed Doors (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 750 min.
Story: The story of a power-hungry U.S. President, and the men he surrounds himself with in order to keep his hold on power. Based on John Ehrlichman's book about the Nixon administration.
Style: political drama
Plot: politics, u.s. president, government, political intrigue, political corruption, oval office, government corruption, american politics, white house, political leader, president, telephone call ...
Place: washington d.c.
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30%
Monday Mornings (2013)
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Country: USA
Story: Monday Mornings was an American medical drama television series that ran on TNT from February 4 to April 8, 2013 and aired Mondays after Dallas. It is based on a novel of the same name by Sanjay Gupta. In May 2012, TNT placed a ten-episode order for ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, emotional, touching
Plot: hospital, doctor, nurse, surgery, doctors and patients, workplace situations, workplace, power relations, chief of staff, workaholic, supportive coworker, intern ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: oregon, usa
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 11K
Recount (2008)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A chronicle of the weeks after the 2000 U.S. presidential election and the subsequent recounts in Florida.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, stylized, sincere ...
Plot: politics, political conspiracy, presidential election, government, campaign, political corruption, election, democrat, republican, head of state, politician, society ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, florida, texas, washington d.c., new jersey ...
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29%
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I'll Fly Away (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, sincere, thought provoking, feel good
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Time: 1950s, 50s, 60s, 1960s
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