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, society, political intrigue, manipulation, campaign, state affairs, journalism, legal, media, ambition, dishonesty, power, political satire, cover up, legal action, rise to the top, rebellion, head of state, idealism, uncover truth, cons and scams, media satire, conspiracy ...
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, suspense and clever films with plots about state affairs, politics, dishonesty, society, political corruption, campaign and media mostly in Drama, Comedy and Thriller genres. Some movies like Power: House of Cards (2013), Wag the Dog (1997), True Colors (1991), Knife Fight (2012), The Seduction of Joe Tynan (1979). 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, clever, cynical, witty, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: politics, manipulation, political corruption, political intrigue, state affairs, lobbyist, intrigue, blind ambition, media, white house, strategy, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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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 corruption, political conspiracy, satire, politics, presidential election, cia, election, election campaign, senator, journalism, cons and scams, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: albania, washington d.c., usa, latin america, iraq ...
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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, campaign, dishonesty, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, washington d.c., virginia, new jersey, california
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70%
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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, witty, semi serious, realistic, biting ...
Plot: politics, ambition, political intrigue, satire, private vs public, campaign, dishonesty, society, americana, political corruption, state affairs, media ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, san francisco
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70%
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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, relationship vs career, dishonesty, state affairs, fighting the system, congress, infidelity, couple relations, moral dilemma, workplace situations, workplace romance ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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69%
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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: realistic, semi serious, humorous, biting, suspense ...
Plot: campaign, politics, rise to the top, ambition, fighting the system, lifestyle, love affair, political intrigue, democrat, workplace, society, head of state ...
Time: 90s
Place: washington d.c., usa, michigan
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63%
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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: realistic, serious, cynical, rough, biting ...
Plot: politics, election campaign, political intrigue, ambition, rivalry, rise to the top, corrupt politician, state affairs, media, head of state, opponent, power relations ...
Time: 60s
Place: los angeles
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62%
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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, talky, semi serious ...
Plot: political satire, election campaign, republican, politics, assassination attempt, political campaign, senator, conservative, manipulation, journalism, ambition, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, nicaragua, new york
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53%
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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, humorous, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: politics, ambition, idealism, head of state, leadership, rise to the top, political unrest, political intrigue, culture clash, political conspiracy, rebellion, society ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, year 1996
Place: russia, moscow russia
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52%
 7.3
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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, factual, intense ...
Plot: political conspiracy, politics, election, presidential election, republican, campaign, democrat, political corruption, state affairs, dishonesty, americana, media ...
Time: 21st century, year 2000
Place: usa, florida, texas, washington d.c., new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: realistic, serious, psychological
Plot: campaign, haunted by the past, political corruption, media satire, political conspiracy, head of state, state affairs, dishonesty, media, journalism, politics, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 90s
Place: missouri, usa
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51%
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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, thought provoking, talky ...
Plot: politics, ambition, leadership, rise to the top, friendship, betrayal, political intrigue, state affairs, dishonesty, political corruption, campaign, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 80s
Place: england, britain
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51%
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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: serious, realistic, thought provoking, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: undercover, society, dishonesty, hidden identity, journalism, ambition, state affairs, rise to the top, rebellion, life is a bitch, legal, media ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: europe, germany
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50%
 5.2
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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: serious, cynical, clever, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: assassination, state affairs, dishonesty, society, crimes, politics, campaign, satire, artists and showbiz, media, life is a bitch, head of state ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark
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48%
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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, serious, sincere, contemplative
Plot: espionage, betrayal, politics, undercover, state affairs, injustice, uncover truth, racism, dishonesty, legal, life is a bitch, fighting the system ...
Time: 50s, 60s
Place: usa, new york, asia, vietnam
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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, election, campaign, u.s. senator, idealism, rise to the top, americana, state affairs, democrat, liberal, republican, satire ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, san diego california, san francisco, latin america
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48%
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: serious, disturbing, realistic, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: jury, courtroom drama, tv show, dishonesty, crimes, legal investigation, power relations, courtroom, life is a bitch, state affairs, fighting the system, rebellion ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, florida
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47%
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: talky, suspense, tense, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: political intrigue, politics, election, campaign, lobbyist, intern, loyalty, presidential campaign, political corruption, ambition, state affairs, media ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: ohio, usa, cincinnati ohio, california
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Tycoon: A New Russian (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Russia, France, Germany
Duration: 123 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, clever, cynical, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: rise to the top, political corruption, betrayal, society, fighting the system, crimes, politics, dishonesty, rise and fall, campaign, blind ambition, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia
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45%
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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, captivating, realistic, disturbing
Plot: politics, radio dj, fighting the system, rebellion, republican, injustice, hopes, idealism, chaos, state affairs, americana, protest ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
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43%
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: realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious, clever
Plot: politics, election, investigation, political corruption, crimes, state affairs, fighting the system, dishonesty, manipulation, bribery, lie, expose ...
Time: 21st century, 1940s, 60s
Place: italy, europe, naples italy, southern italy
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43%
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, disturbing ...
Plot: senator, politician, secret past, secretary of state, usa president, courtroom drama, legal investigation, idealism, journalism, fighting the system, political corruption, power relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1930s, 70s
Place: washington d.c., usa, manhattan new york city, new york
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42%
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: suspense, biting, thought provoking, cynical, surreal ...
Plot: political corruption, idealism, politics, graphic violence, injustice, liberal, campaign, election, religions or cults, political unrest, media, writer's life ...
Place: latin america, brazil
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42%
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All the President's Men (1976)
Genre: 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, serious, captivating, factual, tense ...
Plot: political conspiracy, politics, political intrigue, journalism, investigation, newspaper, political corruption, president, white house, cover up, wiretap, fighting the system ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1973, year 1972
Place: washington d.c., usa, miami, florida
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40%
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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, thought provoking, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: aviation, heroes, dishonesty, politics, law enforcement, hopes, state affairs, righting the wronged, military, legal, rivalry, uncover truth ...
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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, semi serious, humorous, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: manipulation, media, media satire, political intrigue, political corruption, journalism, dishonesty, state affairs, campaign, corrupt politician, blackmail, governor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Coalition (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 74 min.
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: serious, captivating, atmospheric, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: politics, campaign, state affairs, political intrigue, rivalry, rise to the top, ambition, parliament, politician, election, society, negotiation ...
Time: 21st century, year 2010, contemporary
Place: england, london
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40%
The Pentagon Papers (2003)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: This compelling political drama is based on the true story of high-ranking Pentagon official Daniel Ellsberg, who, during the Nixon era, strove to preserve American democracy by leaking top-secret documents to the New York Times and Washington Post. ...
Style: serious, sincere, disturbing, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: politics, whistleblower, vietnam war, dishonesty, uncover truth, head of state, soldier, fighting the system, state affairs, military, introspection, political corruption ...
Place: asia, usa, vietnam, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
All the King's Men (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The story of an idealist's rise to power in the world of Louisiana politics and the corruption that leads to his ultimate downfall. Based on the1946 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel written by Robert Penn Warren.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, emotional, intense ...
Plot: manipulation, politics, blackmail, mistress, fighting the system, political corruption, ambition, journalist, scandal, governor, state affairs, rise to the top ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 50s
Place: louisiana, usa, new orleans, southern usa, new jersey
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39%
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Primary Colors (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA, France, Germany, Japan
Duration: 143 min.
Story: In this adaptation of the best-selling roman à clef about Bill Clinton's 1992 run for the White House, the young and gifted Henry Burton is tapped to oversee the presidential campaign of Governor Jack Stanton. Burton is pulled into the ...
Style: thought provoking, semi serious, cynical, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: politics, presidential election, scandal, usa president, media, extramarital affair, head of state, couple relations, supportive spouse, rise to the top, state affairs, satire ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 70s
Place: new hampshire, california, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%