Movies and TV shows like Commander in Chief

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Commander in Chief (2005)
 6.8
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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: sincere, clever, serious, realistic, talky, political drama
Plot: politics, white house, president, head of state, female politician, feminism, workplace intrigue, legal, society, gender, rise to the top, sexism, senator, staff, idealism, rivalry, workplace, responsibility, conservative, americana, government official, chief of staff, untimely death, state affairs, workplace situations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.

Most similar movies to Commander in Chief

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, clever and captivating films and TV series with plots about politics, workplace situations, workplace, state affairs, power relations, ambition and u.s. president 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), Spin (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, serious, sincere, stylized, talky ...
Plot: politics, white house, election, politician, political intrigue, government official, democrat, liberal, secretary, state affairs, secret, administration ...
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.
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, clever ...
Plot: politics, president, divorce, reporter, private vs public, state affairs, family relations, white house, media, parents and children, government official, female politician ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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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, captivating, tense, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manipulations, politics, political intrigue, political corruption, state affairs, lobbyist, blind ambition, intrigue, white house, dishonesty, power relations, media ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c., u.s. capitol building
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73%
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: realistic, serious
Plot: politics, relationship vs career, chief of staff, politician, secretary of state, workplace situations, workplace intrigue, power relations, state affairs, workplace, diplomacy, female protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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35%
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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, suspenseful, captivating, tense ...
Plot: blind ambition, rise to the top, workplace situations, workplace, campaign, state affairs, head of state, media, rivalry, ambition, politics, political intrigue
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
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58%
 6.4
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K Street (2003)
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: cynical, talky, witty, serious, clever ...
Plot: lobbyist, politics, office, ambition, state affairs, workplace situations, workplace intrigue, workplace, rivalry, society, dishonesty, realism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, tense, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: cia, politics, state affairs, national security, workplace situations, usa president, dead son, white house, female protagonist, death, spies, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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57%
 8.6
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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: talky, cynical, biting, realistic, clever ...
Plot: journalist, politics, news, ethics, media, journalism, tv news, intelligence, conservative, confrontation, senator, team ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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50%
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 2.8
 48
Body & Soul (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 48 min.
Story: Dr. Rachel Griffen returns from the Far East, planning on incorporating alternative medicine with traditional practices. Her mentor Dr. Isaac Braun is skeptical and administrator Quinten Bremmer outright hostile. Oz is the ever cheerful orderly.
Style: sentimental, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: hospital, mortician, society, workplace intrigue, power relations, doctors and patients, workplace situations, workplace, chief of staff, culture clash, female doctor, doctor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Dirty Sexy Money (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: The Darling family's obscene wealth and enormous power makes them easy targets for their rivals, enemies, and the tabloids. Patriarch Tripp uses his money and influence to shield his five adult children from the prying eyes of the world. As ...
Style: realistic, talky, serious, stylized, sexual ...
Plot: lawyer, dysfunctional family, family life, eccentric family, family problems, dedicated lawyer, mogul, workplace situations, master and servant, heir heiress, loss of parent, wealthy family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.5
 123
First Monday (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: gloomy, captivating, realistic, sincere, serious
Plot: supreme court, power relations, legal action, legal, lawsuit, workplace, workplace situations, life is a bitch, politics, courtroom, court, conservative ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.8
 63K
Scandal (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
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, bleak ...
Plot: white house, president, workplace situations, secret, media, lawyer, relationship vs career, senator, politics, ambition, teamwork, coworker ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.7
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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: talky, cynical, realistic, serious, clever
Plot: political corruption, politics, head of state, dishonesty, state affairs, legal action, manipulations, cons and scams, media satire, fighting the system, political intrigue, ambition ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
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44%
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.
Style: realistic, touching, uplifting, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: white house, politics, workplace situations, campaign, society, human spirit, head of state, power relations, state affairs, interracial relations, hopes, master and servant ...
Time: 1910s, 30s, 50s, 20s, 40s ...
Place: usa
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 6.3
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Outlaw (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: realistic, sincere, serious, clever
Plot: courtroom, law firm, courtroom drama, society, power relations, dedicated lawyer, price of justice, legal action, lawyers and clients, district attorney, workplace, legal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
LBJ: The Early Years (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: LBJ: The Early Years was a television movie that appeared on the NBC network in February 1987, depicting the life of former President of the United States Lyndon B. Johnson from 1934 until 1973. Actor Randy Quaid won a Golden Globe award for his ...
Style: captivating, thought provoking, serious, sincere, realistic
Plot: politics, head of state, campaign, media, state affairs, rise to the top, ambition, usa president, political candidate, democrat, american politics, kennedy family ...
Time: 30s, 50s, 60s, 40s, year 1967 ...
Place: dallas texas, america, usa, texas, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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The Defenders (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Defenders is an American courtroom drama series that ran on CBS from 1961–1965. It starred E. G. Marshall and Robert Reed as father-and-son defense attorneys who specialized in legally complex cases, with defendants such as neo-Nazis, ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, thought provoking, talky ...
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, lawyer, lawyers and clients, workplace situations, parents and children, workplace, defense attorney, family relations, legal, society, parent child relationship ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.3
 344
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: captivating, talky, emotional, serious, clever ...
Plot: american civil war, politics, assassination, society, leadership, human spirit, couples, head of state, republican, idealism, state affairs, couple relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Strong Medicine (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The lives of staff in the womens' health clinic of a fictitious hospital in Philadelphia.
Style: touching, serious, emotional, sincere, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: hospital, social differences, lifestyle, gender, workaholic, abortion, workplace situations, urban, moral dilemma, society, feminism, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: medical school, usa, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Politician's Husband (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Aiden Hoynes is a senior cabinet minister who has always put his career before family, with the support of Freya, his devoted wife and mother to their two young children. But when Freya's own political career takes off and threatens to ...
Style: serious, clever, tense, talky, captivating ...
Plot: politics, betrayal, politician, blind ambition, state affairs, political intrigue, couples, dishonesty, ambition, couple relations, family relations, manipulations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, politician, political corruption, american politics, government corruption, government, oval office, political intrigue, telephone call, white house, political leader, president ...
Place: washington d.c.
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37%
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The Fortress (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 58 min.
Story: Borgen is a drama series about the fight for political power – and about the personal sacrifices and consequences this has for those involved on and behind the political stage. The central figure is the 40-year old political leader Birgitte ...
Style: talky, captivating, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: politics, politician, journalist, marriage, media coverage, leader, secret, journalism, media, ratings, leadership, government official ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, europe, scandinavia, copenhagen denmark
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36%
Monday Mornings (2013)
Genre: Drama
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: serious, emotional, sincere, touching, realistic
Plot: hospital, surgery, nurse, doctor, staff, workplace, chief of staff, workaholic, intern, patient, responsibility, accident ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Made in Jersey (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
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: captivating, talky, realistic, serious
Plot: law firm, legal, jury, urban, ambition, workplace, lawsuit, unsupportive coworkers, workplace situations, lawyer, italian american
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
An American Affair (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In the early 1960s, teenager Adam Stafford (Cameron Bright) becomes obsessed with his new neighbor, Catherine Caswell (Gretchen Mol), a divorcée and free spirit. Stafford spies on Caswell as she meets with strange men, and, despite the warnings of ...
Style: realistic, gloomy, sentimental, serious, sincere ...
Plot: coming of age, cia, president, white house, lsd, politics, murder, teenager, love and romance, friends, unlikely couple, young heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1963, 1960s
Place: usa, washington d.c., cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 8.0
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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: captivating, thought provoking, realistic, serious, sincere
Plot: vietnam war, white house, politics, election, civil rights, assassination, kennedy family, rise to the top, state affairs, fight for supremacy, administration, ambition ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.8
 1K
Holby City (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Drama series about life on the wards of Holby City Hospital, following the highs and lows of the staff and patients.
Style: realistic, sincere, touching, captivating, serious ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: hospital, doctor, doctors and patients, intern, cure, workplace situations, workplace intrigue, rivalry, workplace romance, surgery, nurse, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.3
 344
LAX (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: LAX is a television drama set at the Los Angeles International Airport and draws its name from the airport's IATA airport code, "LAX". On May 17, 2004 NBC announced that they had picked up the pilot to series. This show was not ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: airport, workplace, rivalry, workplace romance, partners, sexism, passenger, ambition, power relations, unlikely partners, workplace situations, workaholic ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.5
 3K
Queen Sugar (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The series follows the life of two sisters, Nova Bordelon and Charley Bordelon, who, with her teenage son Micah moves to the heart of Louisiana to claim an inheritance from her recently departed father - an 800-acre sugarcane farm.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, sincere, sentimental
Plot: farm, family drama, sugarcane, power relations, parents and children, family relations, life turned upside down, society, single parent, social relations, interracial relations, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 8.5
 692
I'll Fly Away (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: I'll Fly Away is an American drama television series set during the late 1950s and early 1960s, in an unspecified Southern U.S. state. It aired on NBC from 1991 to 1993 and starred Regina Taylor as Lilly Harper, a black housekeeper for the ...
Style: realistic, feel good, thought provoking, sincere, serious
Plot: district attorney, civil rights, housekeeper, social activist, hopes, civil action, politically correct, interracial relations, righting the wronged, fighting the system, state affairs, politics ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%