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Commander in Chief (2005)
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Commander in Chief (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: sincere, clever, serious, realistic, talky, political drama
Plot: white house, female politician, politics, president, head of state, rise to the top, workplace intrigue, society, sexism, idealism, workplace, americana, government official, workplace situations, legal, rivalry, power, marriage, feminism, responsibility, gender, senator, staff, strong female presence, conservative ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, clever and captivating films and TV series with plots about workplace, workplace situations, power relations, politics, state affairs, society and ambition mostly in Drama, Thriller and Comedy genres. Some movies like Commander in Chief: The West Wing (1999), Madam Secretary (2014), Political Animals (2012), The Newsroom (2012), Spin (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The West Wing (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
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, sincere ...
Plot: politics, white house, political intrigue, politician, election, teamwork, democrat, liberal, government official, workplace situations, workplace, head of state ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., usa
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Madam Secretary (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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: realistic, serious
Plot: politics, chief of staff, u.s. president, relationship vs career, workplace intrigue, politician, secretary of state, workplace situations, president, female protagonist, power relations, state affairs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., usa
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Political Animals (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 360 min.
TV show
Story: Political Animals is a six-part miniseries. Elaine Barrish's husband Bud was a popular President of the United States during the 1990s despite his extramarital affairs. After leaving the White House, Elaine Barrish was elected Governor of ...
Style: realistic, serious, talky, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: politics, president, family relations, reporter, divorce, white house, private vs public, state affairs, media, parents and children, government official, female politician ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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The Newsroom (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
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: realistic, sincere, clever, serious, semi serious ...
Plot: journalist, politics, news, journalism, intelligence, tv news, ethics, against the rules, workplace, rebellion, ambitious, power of media ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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Spin (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
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: tense, serious, realistic, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: politics, rivalry, campaign, political intrigue, head of state, workplace situations, media, ambition, rise to the top, blind ambition, state affairs, workplace
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
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Made in Jersey (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: A young working-class woman who uses her street smarts to compete among her pedigreed Manhattan colleagues at a prestigious New York law firm.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, talky
Plot: law firm, lawyer, workplace, lawsuit, workplace situations, ambition, legal, jury, rivalry, society, unsupportive coworkers, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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Body & Soul (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 48 min.
TV show
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Style: sentimental, sincere, serious, realistic
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K Street (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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.
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Plot: lobbyist, politics, realism, campaign, rivalry, dishonesty, workplace, ambition, state affairs, workplace intrigue, political satire, fictional reality show ...
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Place: washington d.c., usa
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First Monday (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A newcomer to the Supreme Court finds himself a pivotal force on an often deadlocked bench, frequently at odds over hot-button cases in this earnest but brief legal drama.
Style: sincere, captivating, realistic, serious, gloomy
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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State of Affairs (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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 ...
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Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, cynical, clever, talky
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Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Everyone has secrets and Olivia Pope has dedicated her life to protecting and defending the public images of the elite by keeping those secrets under wraps. Pope and her team are at the top of their game when it comes to getting the job done for ...
Style: serious, stylized, clever, twists and turns, realistic ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., usa
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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Style: realistic, clever, captivating, psychological, sincere ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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Country: USA
Duration: 51 min.
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Duration: 540 min.
TV show
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Duration: 60 min.
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Country: Denmark
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TV show
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Country: USA
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The Seduction of Joe Tynan (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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Country: UK
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TV show
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
TV show
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Style: serious, realistic, tense, clever, stylized
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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The Contender (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 126 min.
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Time: 20th century, 90s
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L.A. Law (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: L.A. Law is an American television legal drama series that ran for eight seasons on NBC from September 15, 1986, to May 19, 1994. Created by Steven Bochco and Terry Louise Fisher, it contained many of Bochco's trademark features including a ...
Style: realistic, stylized, clever, serious
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Holby City (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
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The House of Eliott (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
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