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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: female politician, politics, white house, president, head of state, rise to the top, workplace intrigue, society, sexism, idealism, workplace, responsibility, americana, government official, workplace situations, legal, rivalry, power, marriage, feminism, 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 realistic, serious, clever and captivating films and TV series with plots about workplace, workplace situations, power relations, politics, society, state affairs and ambition mostly in Drama, Thriller and Comedy genres. Some movies like Commander in Chief: The West Wing (1999), Madam Secretary (2014), The Newsroom (2012), Political Animals (2012), House of Cards (2013). 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, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Plot: politics, white house, political intrigue, politician, election, teamwork, liberal, government official, democrat, 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.
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, relationship vs career, workplace intrigue, politician, u.s. president, secretary of state, workplace situations, female protagonist, president, state affairs, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., usa
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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: realistic, sincere, clever, serious, semi serious ...
Plot: journalist, politics, news, journalism, intelligence, tv news, ethics, against the rules, workplace, rebellion, power of media, ambitious ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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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, family relations, president, divorce, reporter, private vs public, white house, state affairs, media, government official, parents and children, 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: politics, manipulations, political intrigue, state affairs, manipulation, lobbyist, political corruption, intrigue, blind ambition, media, white house, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c., u.s. capitol building
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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: tense, serious, realistic, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: rivalry, politics, campaign, head of state, political intrigue, rise to the top, ambition, media, workplace situations, state affairs, workplace, blind ambition
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
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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: realistic, captivating, talky, serious
Plot: law firm, lawyer, lawsuit, workplace, ambition, workplace situations, legal, jury, rivalry, society, urban, unsupportive coworkers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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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, workplace, doctors and patients, workplace intrigue, power relations, society, culture clash, doctor, female doctor, mortician, chief of staff, workplace situations ...
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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: clever, cynical, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Plot: lobbyist, politics, campaign, realism, state affairs, rivalry, workplace, dishonesty, ambition, workplace intrigue, political satire, fictional reality show ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., usa
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 136
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: sincere, realistic, serious, captivating, gloomy
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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, realistic, cynical, clever, talky
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Time: 80s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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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: workplace situations, white house, lawyer, president, political thriller, media, relationship vs career, senator, politics, secret, ambition, teamwork ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., usa
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Outlaw (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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Style: realistic, clever, psychological, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: law firm, legal, courtroom, lawyers and clients, hotshot lawyer, legal action, workplace, dedicated lawyer, courtroom drama, society, jury, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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State of Affairs (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: cia, politics, national security, spies, workplace situations, state affairs, dead son, white house, female protagonist, spy, death, usa president ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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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: sincere, touching, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, philadelphia
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The $treet (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The $treet is an American television drama series that aired on Fox in 2000. 11 episodes were produced and 6 aired in the U.S. The series was about a small brokerage house called Belmont Stevens located in New York and the lives of its employees. ...
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Plot: wall street, ambition, rise to the top, stock broker, workplace, workplace intrigue, americana, teaching the ways of the world, uninhibited rivalry, relationship vs career, workplace situations, boss and employee ...
Time: 90s
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, touching ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
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An American Affair (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
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Style: sentimental, sincere, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: politics, president, lsd, fall in love, friendship, couples, romance, state affairs, society, head of state, forbidden love, cia ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1963
Place: washington d.c., usa, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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LAX (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, captivating, psychological
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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The Fortress (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 58 min.
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Style: tense, serious, realistic, captivating, talky ...
Plot: politics, leader, politician, marriage, media coverage, journalist, power struggle, family life, ambition, state affairs, ambitious, liberal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, europe, copenhagen, copenhagen denmark, scandinavia
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28%
The Seduction of Joe Tynan (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, clever, suspenseful, biting ...
Plot: political corruption, betrayal, fighting the system, state affairs, dishonesty, relationship vs career, congress, legal, workplace, love affair, workplace romance, workplace situations ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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26%
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: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: politics, white house, workplace situations, master and servant, state affairs, society, hopes, head of state, interracial relations, human spirit, power relations, campaign ...
Time: 1940s, 1920s, 1930s, 40s, 20s ...
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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26%
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Silk (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Silk is a British television drama series produced by the BBC and first shown in 2011. Written by Peter Moffat, the series follows a set of barristers, and what they do to attain the rank of Queen's Counsel, known as "taking silk."
Style: serious, clever, realistic, captivating
Plot: hotshot lawyer, lawyer, ambition, courtroom drama, rivalry, workplace intrigue, courtroom, lawyers and clients, uninhibited rivalry, workplace, success, legal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
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26%
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Raising the Bar (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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Style: serious, tense, clever, realistic, stylized
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.9
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The Contender (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 126 min.
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Style: thought provoking, clever, serious, sincere, talky ...
Plot: politics, sexism, vice president, idealism, political intrigue, election, state affairs, campaign, society, dishonesty, sex scandal, head of state ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: washington d.c., usa, ohio, virginia, california
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25%
 5.8
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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: sincere, touching, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: hospital, doctor, doctors and patients, intern, cure, workplace situations, workplace intrigue, rivalry, workplace romance, surgery, nurse, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
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24%
 7.0
 4K
L.A. Law (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
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
Plot: legal action, law firm, courtroom drama, legal, lawsuit, lawyer, workplace situations, office, hypocrisy, dedicated lawyer, womanizer, workplace ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.3
 369
Philly (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Philly is an American television series created by Steven Bochco that focused on criminal defense attorney Kathleen Maguire. It lasted a full season and was canceled due to low ratings. The final episode was advertised heavily as the series finale, ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: legal, courtroom drama, lawyers and clients, dedicated lawyer, legal action, reluctant partners, workplace situations, lawsuit, power relations, law firm, single mother, courtroom ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
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24%
 5.0
 630
Lucky 7 (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: What would you do if you won the lottery? How would it change your life? Follow a group of seven gas station employees in Queens, New York, who have been chipping into a lottery pool for years, never thinking they'd actually win. They need to ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, captivating
Plot: lottery, family relations, couple relations, working class, parents and children, workplace, society, change of luck, bittersweet, workplace situations, life turned upside down, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The House of Eliott (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: The House of Eliott is a British television series produced and broadcast by the BBC in three series between 1991 and 1994. The series starred Stella Gonet and Louise Lombard as two sisters in 1920s London who establish a dressmaking business and ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, captivating
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Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: england, london
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