Movies like Power 1986

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Power (1986)
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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 man destined to succeed him, unknown and mysterious businessman Jerome Cade...
Style: serious, realistic, clever, cynical, talky
Plot: politics, political corruption, fighting the system, manipulations, political intrigue, manipulation, campaign, society, state affairs, journalism, ambition, legal, dishonesty, media, power, political satire, cover up, legal action, rebellion, rise to the top, idealism, head of state, uncover truth, cons and scams, media satire ...
Time: 80s
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 suspense films with plots about state affairs, politics, society, dishonesty, political corruption, campaign and media mostly in Drama, Comedy and Biography genres. Some movies like Power: House of Cards (2013), True Colors (1991), Knife Fight (2012), The Seduction of Joe Tynan (1979), Running Mates (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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House of Cards (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 51 min.
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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, manipulation, state affairs, 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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True Colors (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Two law school friends find themselves at odds when one becomes a Justice Department lawyer and the other goes into politics.
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, talky, intense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: politics, political corruption, legal action, college, friendship, betrayal, manipulation, society, political intrigue, rivalry, dishonesty, manipulations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, virginia, washington d.c., new jersey, california
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72%
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Knife Fight (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A political strategist juggling three clients questions whether or not to take the high road as the ugly side of his work begins to haunt him.
Style: cynical, realistic, witty, semi serious, talky ...
Plot: politics, ambition, society, campaign, political corruption, private vs public, political intrigue, americana, dishonesty, satire, state affairs, hotshot hero ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa
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71%
The Seduction of Joe Tynan (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Respected liberal Senator Joe Tynan is asked to to lead the opposition to a Supreme Court appointment. It means losing an old friend and fudging principles to make the necessary deals, as well as further straining his already part-time family life. ...
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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70%
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Running Mates (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A governor running for President gets revealed to be a serial philanderer.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, suspense, biting ...
Plot: campaign, politics, fighting the system, rise to the top, lifestyle, ambition, democrat, political intrigue, love affair, society, head of state, workplace ...
Time: 90s
Place: washington d.c., usa, michigan
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65%
 7.6
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The Best Man (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The other party is in disarray. Five men vie for the party nomination for president. No one has a majority as the first ballot closes and the front-runners begin to decide how badly they want the job.
Style: serious, realistic, cynical, social realism, rough ...
Plot: politics, election campaign, political intrigue, rivalry, rise to the top, ambition, corrupt politician, head of state, state affairs, media, opponent, power relations ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: los angeles
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63%
 7.0
 13K
Bob Roberts (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Mock documentary about an upstart candidate for the U.S. Senate written and directed by actor Tim Robbins. Bob Roberts is a folksinger with a difference: He offers tunes that protest welfare chiselers, liberal whining, and the like. As the ...
Style: witty, cynical, humorous, political comedy, talky ...
Plot: republican, political satire, politics, assassination attempt, election campaign, political campaign, conservative, senator, manipulation, journalism, society, manipulations ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, nicaragua, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Spinning Boris (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Russian political elite hires American consultants to help with President Yeltsin's re-election campaign when his approval rating is down to single digits.
Style: clever, realistic, talky, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: politics, ambition, rise to the top, head of state, leadership, idealism, political unrest, culture clash, political conspiracy, political intrigue, rebellion, fighting the system ...
Time: contemporary, year 1996, 1990s, 90s
Place: russia, moscow russia
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54%
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 7.4
 12K
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, captivating, serious, factual, intense ...
Plot: political conspiracy, politics, election, presidential election, democrat, campaign, republican, political corruption, state affairs, dishonesty, americana, legal action ...
Time: 21st century, year 2000
Place: usa, florida, texas, washington d.c., new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.0
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The Deal (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It is approaching an election in the UK when the leader of the Labour party, John Smith, suffers another in a line of heart attacks and dies. With the leadership campaign about to start the clear choice appears to be Gordon Brown, a stanch Scotsman. ...
Style: clever, serious, realistic, talky, thought provoking ...
Plot: politics, rise to the top, ambition, leadership, political corruption, dishonesty, campaign, state affairs, political intrigue, betrayal, society, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, 90s, 80s
Place: england, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Big Brass Ring (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Blake Pellarin is on the campaign trail to become president of the United States. While making a stop in St. Louis, a chance encounter brings his past back to haunt him.
Style: psychological, realistic, serious
Plot: head of state, gays and lesbians, media, haunted by the past, political corruption, political conspiracy, media satire, campaign, dishonesty, state affairs, journalism, politics ...
Time: 90s
Place: missouri, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.2
 147
The Man Inside (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Gunter Wallraff is a journalist seeking to expose the unethical journalism practiced by The Standard, a very popular and powerful German newspaper. He goes undercover, using forged identity papers and at great personal risk, to join their staff. ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, disturbing, sincere, serious ...
Plot: undercover, society, media, hidden identity, political corruption, working undercover, political conspiracy, journalism, ambition, legal, rise to the top, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.2
 461
AFR (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Danmarks statsminister Anders Fogh Rasmussen er blevet myrdet. Den hovedmistænkte er statsministerens homoseksuelle elsker Emil. I tiden efter mordet møder vi en lang række af verdens politikere og magtfulde mennesker, fra Kofi Annan til Pia ...
Style: clever, serious, cynical, thought provoking, biting ...
Plot: state affairs, dishonesty, politics, assassination, crimes, society, campaign, satire, deadly, artists and showbiz, media, head of state ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.6
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Daniel (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The fictionalized story of Daniel, the son of Paul and Rochelle Isaacson, who were executed as Soviet spies in the 1950s. As a graduate student in New York in the 1960s, Daniel is involved in the antiwar protest movement and contrasts his ...
Style: realistic, psychological, sincere, serious, contemplative
Plot: espionage, uncover truth, racism, injustice, politics, undercover, betrayal, state affairs, false accusation, life is a bitch, dishonesty, legal ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: usa, new york, asia, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.2
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Wag the Dog (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: During the final weeks of a presidential race, the President is accused of sexual misconduct. To distract the public until the election, the President's adviser hires a Hollywood producer to help him stage a fake war.
Style: talky, humorous, realistic, thought provoking, suspense ...
Plot: political conspiracy, presidential election, political corruption, satire, election, cia, senator, election campaign, politics, war, journalism, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: albania, washington d.c., usa, latin america, iraq ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Citizen Verdict (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Marty Rockman, the notorious producer of the hit reality-TV show "So Sue Me", has a brand new concept: "Citizen Verdict". Each week a real criminal case will be tried before the American people, but this time they're also ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: tv show, courtroom drama, dishonesty, legal investigation, crimes, jury, law enforcement, legal, life is a bitch, rebellion, state affairs, fighting the system ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, florida
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49%
 7.0
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The Candidate (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Bill McKay is a candidate for the U.S. Senate from California. He has no hope of winning, so he is willing to tweak the establishment.
Style: witty, thought provoking, realistic, cynical, talky ...
Plot: politics, campaign, election, idealism, rise to the top, americana, republican, democrat, liberal, state affairs, satire, u.s. senator ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, san diego california, san francisco, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Ides of March (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Dirty tricks stand to soil an ambitious young press spokesman's idealism in a cutthroat presidential campaign where 'victory' is relative.
Style: suspense, talky, tense, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: political intrigue, politics, election, campaign, loyalty, intern, presidential campaign, political corruption, ambition, state affairs, media, power struggle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: ohio, usa, cincinnati ohio, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 7.2
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Boycott (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: This made-for-TV movie dramatizes the historic boycott of public buses in the 1950s, led by civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, talky
Plot: interracial relations, racism, fighting the system, rebellion, human spirit, social differences, discrimination, society, politics, journalism, hopes, leadership ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Advise & Consent (1962)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A Senate investigation into the President's newly-nominated Secretary of State gives light to a secret from the past, which may not only ruin the candidate, but the President's character as well.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, clever, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: senator, politics, politician, blackmail, poker game, secret past, paperboy, senate, secretary of state, legal investigation, courtroom drama, idealism ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 1930s, 70s
Place: washington d.c., usa, manhattan new york city, manhattan, new york city, new york
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46%
Tycoon: A New Russian (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Russia, France, Germany
Duration: 128 min.
Story: During the Gorbachev years, Platon Makovski and his four buddies are university students who jump on the private capitalism movement. Fast-forward 20 years, Platon finds himself the richest man in Russia, having sacrificed his friends to get to the ...
Style: serious, cynical, suspenseful, realistic, biting ...
Plot: rise to the top, betrayal, crimes, fighting the system, society, dishonesty, politics, rise and fall, life is a bitch, deadly, ambition, political corruption ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Hands Over the City (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Rod Steiger is ferocious as a scheming land developer in Francesco Rosi’s Hands over the City, a blistering work of social realism and the winner of the 1963 Venice Film Festival Golden Lion. This expose of the politically driven real-estate ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, tense, serious, clever
Plot: politics, election, investigation, political corruption, crimes, manipulation, dishonesty, fighting the system, manipulations, state affairs, bribery, lie ...
Time: 40s, 21st century, 1940s, 1960s, 60s
Place: italy, europe, southern italy, naples italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 445
The F Word (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A frustrated radio DJ takes to the streets of Manhattan during the Republican National Convention after the FCC has slapped his station with $1 million in indecency fines, and popular radio personality Joe Pace (Josh Hamilton) isn't going down ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, disturbing
Plot: politics, radio dj, rebellion, fighting the system, republican, injustice, idealism, hopes, state affairs, chaos, americana, free speech ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Entranced Earth (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Eldorado, a fictitious country in Latin America, is sparkling with the internal struggle for political power. In the eye of this social convulsion, the jaded journalist Paulo Martins opposes two equally corrupt political candidates: a pseudopopulist ...
Style: non-linear, serious, realistic, contemplative, suspense ...
Plot: political corruption, idealism, politics, religions or cults, liberal, campaign, election, political unrest, injustice, graphic violence, journalism, hopes ...
Place: latin america, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.4
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No (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile, France, Mexico, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In 1988, Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet, due to international pressure, is forced to call a plebiscite on his presidency. The country will vote ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ to Pinochet extending his rule for another eight years. Opposition ...
Style: captivating, sincere, psychological, sentimental, atmospheric ...
Plot: campaign, political conspiracy, oppression, advertising agency, fighting the system, dictatorship, democracy, rebellion, against the odds, underdog, protest, ambition ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1988, 70s
Place: chile, latin america, santiago chile, santiago de chile, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.2
 580
Afterburn (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Based on a true story, one woman takes on the U.S. military and General Dynamics; maker of the F-16, thought to be the very best tactical fighter in the world. Air Force Captain Theodore T. Harduvel was one of the best F-16 pilots the U.S. had to ...
Style: captivating, disturbing, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: state affairs, law enforcement, heroes, dishonesty, hopes, politics, uncover truth, military, rivalry, investigation, fighting the system, danger ...
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42%
The Perfect Dictatorship (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 143 min.
Story: TV MX, the most powerful Mexican Television Corporation, discloses a scandalous story involving Governor Carmelo Vargas in serious crimes and illicit business. Governor Vargas worried about his political future, decides to clean his image and ...
Style: cynical, humorous, semi serious, realistic, biting ...
Plot: manipulation, media, media satire, political intrigue, political corruption, manipulations, journalism, campaign, dishonesty, state affairs, corrupt politician, blackmail ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
All the President's Men (1976)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: In the run-up to the 1972 elections, Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward covers what seems to be a minor break-in at the Democratic Party National headquarters. He is surprised to find top lawyers already on the defense case, and the discovery of ...
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, factual, tense ...
Plot: politics, political conspiracy, journalism, investigation, newspaper, political corruption, president, political intrigue, political thriller, white house, cover up, wiretap ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1972
Place: washington d.c., usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Fidel & Che (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 151 min.
Story: Fidel Castro rises to power in Cuba.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, sincere
Plot: revolution, rebellion, idealism, rebelliousness, ambition, politics, rise and fall, fighting the system, political corruption, racism, political unrest, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century
Place: cuba, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Coalition (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Story: Political drama about the rise of Nick Clegg and the Liberal Democrats during the 2010 election. After the election failed to produce an outright winner, Clegg was catapulted into an unaccustomed position of influence and was the recipient of ...
Style: captivating, serious, atmospheric, psychological, thought provoking ...
Plot: politics, campaign, rivalry, state affairs, political intrigue, ambition, rise to the top, election, politician, parliament, society, telephone conversation ...
Time: 21st century, year 2010, contemporary
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%