Movies and TV shows like House of Cards

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House of Cards
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 greed, sex and corruption in modern D.C. House of Cards is an adaptation of a previous BBC miniseries of the same name, which is based on the novel by Michael Dobbs.
Style: clever, dark humor, talky, serious, witty, realistic, cynical, stylized, captivating, tense ...
Plot: politics, political corruption, postmodernism, blind ambition, drugs/alcohol, intrigue, manipulations, political intrigue, vice president, state affairs, ambition, journalism, manipulation, dishonesty, rise to the top, couple relations, usa president, revenge, white house, workplace intrigue, workplace situations, media, president, politician, journalist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, u.s. capitol building, washington d.c.
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House of Cards
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44 min.
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, clever and talky films and TV series with plots about dishonesty, ambition, politics, state affairs, politician, corruption and workplace mostly in Drama, Crime and Comedy genres. Some movies like House of Cards: Boss (2011), The Fortress (2010), The West Wing (1999), The Newsroom (2012), The Ides of March (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Boss
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 56 min.
Story: Boss is an American political drama television serial created by Farhad Safinia. The series stars Kelsey Grammer as Tom Kane, the mayor of Chicago, who has recently been diagnosed with dementia with Lewy bodies, a degenerative neurological disorder.
Style: talky, serious, rough, tense, realistic ...
Plot: politics, mayor, blind ambition, political corruption, urban, ambition, political intrigue, dementia, boss and employee, mental illness, boss, terminal illness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois
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 8.5
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The Fortress
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: clever, serious, talky, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: politics, head of state, journalism, politician, political intrigue, relationship vs career, state affairs, leadership, couple relations, parents and children, family life, tv show ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, europe, scandinavia, copenhagen denmark
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House of Cards
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 226 min.
Story: Francis Urquhart is the chief whip of the Conservative party. When Margaret Thatcher resigns as leader, he remains neutral and after a general election where the conservatives are returned with a reduced majority, he fully expects the new Prime ...
Style: clever, serious, dark humor, witty, realistic ...
Plot: blind ambition, intrigue, journalism, manipulations, political intrigue, politics, ambition, dishonesty, media, state affairs, political corruption, cocaine ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe, london
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    User:   100%
 
 8.7
 53K
The West Wing
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: talky, clever, serious, witty, realistic ...
Plot: politics, white house, head of state, idealism, political intrigue, americana, state affairs, workplace, couple relations, politician, workplace situations, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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The Newsroom
Genre: Drama
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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: witty, serious, biting, talky, realistic ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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    User:   48%
 
The Ides of March
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: clever, talky, tense, realistic, serious ...
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Ray Donovan
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Set in the sprawling mecca of the rich and famous, Ray Donovan does the dirty work for LA's top power players, and makes their problems disappear. His father's unexpected release from prison sets off a chain of events that shakes the ...
Style: captivating, serious, tense, realistic, clever ...
Plot: drugs/alcohol, siblings relations, crime, dysfunctional family, hollywood, haunted by the past, crimes, family problems, family relations, intrigue, boxing, ex convict ...
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    User:   80%
 
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Mad Men
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 47 min.
Story: Mad Men is set in the 1960s, initially at the fictional Sterling Cooper advertising agency on Madison Avenue in New York City, and later at the newly created firm, Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce, located nearby in the Time-Life Building, at 1271 ...
Style: clever, serious, stylized, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: advertising, workplace, workplace intrigue, workplace situations, urban, americana, office, ambition, family problems, power relations, society, advertising agency ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   67%
 
Political Animals
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: talky, clever, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: politics, white house, state affairs, family relations, journalism, parents and children, ambition, media, divorce, president, reporter, private vs public ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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System:   38%
    User:   38%
 
Commander in Chief
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 ...
Style: clever, serious, talky, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: politics, white house, head of state, rise to the top, feminism, workplace intrigue, idealism, female politician, workplace situations, workplace, society, state affairs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   30%
 
Boardwalk Empire
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: Boardwalk Empire is a period drama focusing on Enoch "Nucky" Thompson (based on the historical Enoch L. Johnson), a political figure who rose to prominence and controlled Atlantic City, New Jersey, during the Prohibition period of the ...
Style: stylized, serious, captivating, realistic, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime, drugs/alcohol, strong sexual content, intrigue, criminal heroes, crimes, dishonesty, betrayal, prohibition, political corruption, ambition ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: new jersey, usa, atlantic city new jersey, chicago illinois
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System:   31%
    User:   100%
 
Dirty Sexy Money
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: talky, serious, sexual, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: eccentric family, lawyer, dishonesty, legal, family problems, family relations, power relations, dedicated lawyer, dysfunctional family, master and servant, intrigue, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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System:   31%
    User:   34%
 
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House of Lies
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
Story: Charming, fast talking Marty Kaan and his crack team of management consultants know how to play the corporate game better than anyone, by using every dirty trick in the book to woo powerful CEOs and close huge deals. In the board rooms, barrooms, ...
Style: cynical, talky, semi serious, clever, realistic ...
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    User:   35%
 
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True Colors
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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: clever, serious, captivating, realistic, tense ...
Plot: betrayal, friendship, politics, political corruption, vengeance, corruption, revenge, unlikely friendships, world politics, mentor, blind ambition, justice ...
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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: cynical, talky, serious, clever, realistic
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    User:   26%
 
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Nip/Tuck
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Hotshot plastic surgeons Dr. Sean McNamara and Dr. Christian Troy experience full-blown midlife crises as they confront career, family and romance problems.
Style: sexual, serious, disturbing, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: womanizer, strong sexual content, battle of the sexes, boss and employee, clinic, sexual relations, plastic surgeon, plastic surgery, couple relations, physical appearance, friendship, suburbs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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System:   28%
    User:   100%
 
The Seduction of Joe Tynan
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: clever, serious, cynical, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: betrayal, crumbling marriage, introspection, moral dilemma, self discovery, political corruption, couple relations, workplace romance, dishonesty, legal, society, state affairs ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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System:   28%
    User:   31%
 
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: As the global economy teeters on the brink of disaster, a young Wall Street trader partners with disgraced former Wall Street corporate raider Gordon Gekko on a two tiered mission: To alert the financial community to the coming doom, and to find out ...
Style: stylized, serious, captivating, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: betrayal, vengeance, mentor, greed, money, business, capitalism, father daughter relationship, revenge, corruption, ambition, manipulation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2001, year 2008, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, california, tower bridge london, zurich switzerland ...
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System:   27%
    User:   23%
 
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The Sopranos
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: The Sopranos is an American television drama created by David Chase. The series revolves around the New Jersey-based Italian-American mobster Tony Soprano and the difficulties he faces as he tries to balance the conflicting requirements of his home ...
Style: talky, gloomy, serious, dark humor, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, psychiatrist, gangsters, drugs/alcohol, crime, organized crime, introspection, strong sexual content, violence, suburbs, midlife crisis, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century, 2000s ...
Place: new jersey, usa
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System:   26%
    User:   27%
 
Advise & Consent
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: realistic, clever, sincere, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: politics, idealism, journalism, political corruption, fighting the system, political, president, world politics, dedicated lawyer, senator, secrets, conspiracy ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1930s, 1960s
Place: usa, washington d.c., manhattan, new york city, manhattan new york city
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System:   26%
    User:   24%
 
 6.5
 282
Choose Connor
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Fifteen-year-old Owen Norris is at the top of his graduating middle-school class, and wants to know how the world works. He has no friends, spends almost all of his time studying, and has an almost nonexistent relationship with his white-collar ...
Style: clever, serious, touching, realistic, biting
Plot: coming of age, politics, suburbs, innocence lost, campaign, teenage life, state affairs, youth, friends, friendship, congress, political party ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, u.s. capitol building, washington d.c.
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System:   26%
    User:   28%
 
 6.7
 2K
The Minister
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Transport Minister Bertrand Saint-Jean is awoken in the middle of the night by his head of staff. A bus has gone off the road into a gully. He has no choice but to go to the scene of the accident. Thus begins the odyssey of a politician in a world ...
Style: talky, clever, serious, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: political intrigue, politics, state affairs, power relations, boss and employee, workplace situations, rivalry, workplace, chief of staff, disagreement, erotic dream, french politics ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   26%
    User:   100%
 
L.A. Confidential
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Three detectives in the corrupt and brutal L.A. police force of the 1950s use differing methods to uncover a conspiracy behind the shotgun slayings of the patrons at an all-night diner.
Style: clever, talky, tense, cynical, suspenseful ...
Plot: crime, murder, corruption, police corruption, mystery, police investigation, organized crime, gunfight, fighting the system, police, violence, neo noir ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, 1930s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   25%
    User:   26%
 
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K Street
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: talky, clever, serious, witty, realistic ...
Plot: politics, workplace situations, office, dishonesty, realism, workplace, workplace intrigue, campaign, ambition, media, rivalry, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   25%
    User:   24%
 
Sweet Bird of Youth
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Gigolo and drifter, Chance Wayne, returns to his home town as the accompaniment of a faded movie star, Alexandra Del Lago, whom he hopes to use to help him break into the movies. Chance runs into trouble when he finds his ex-girlfriend, the daughter ...
Style: talky, emotional, clever, psychological, serious ...
Plot: hollywood, betrayal, hotel, politics, adultery, actor's life, drinking, revenge, censorship, corruption, unlikely couple, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1930s, 1960s
Place: florida, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   25%
    User:   24%
 
 8.6
 304K
Suits
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: While running from a drug deal gone bad, Mike Ross, a brilliant young college-dropout, slips into a job interview with one of New York City's best legal closers, Harvey Specter. Tired of cookie-cutter law school grads, Harvey takes a gamble by ...
Style: captivating, witty, talky, stylized, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing, date night
Plot: lawyer, boss and employee, legal, impostor, hotshot lawyer, rivalry, success, judiciary, mastermind, prodigy, workplace romance, deal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   25%
    User:   25%
 
Thank You for Smoking
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Nick Naylor is a charismatic spin-doctor for Big Tobacco who'll fight to protect America's right to smoke -- even if it kills him -- while still remaining a role model for his 12-year old son. When he incurs the wrath of a senator bent on ...
Style: clever, witty, humorous, cynical, semi serious ...
Plot: journalism, politics, morality, business, cancer, drinking, lobbyist, death, hollywood, sarcasm, corruption, political ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, u.s. capitol building, north carolina, vermont ...
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System:   25%
    User:   27%
 
The Wolf of Wall Street
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: A New York stockbroker refuses to cooperate in a large securities fraud case involving corruption on Wall Street, corporate banking world and mob infiltration. Based on Jordan Belfort's autobiography.
Style: realistic, clever, cynical, biting, dramatic ...
Plot: stock broker, money, stock market, rise and fall, corruption, motivational speaker, wall street, greed, ambition, sex, corporate crimes, drug addiction ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1987, year 1983
Place: new york, usa, geneva switzerland, mediterranean sea, las vegas ...
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System:   24%
    User:   83%
 

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The Wire
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 59 min.
Story: Told from the points of view of both the Baltimore homicide and narcotics detectives and their targets, the series captures a universe in which the national war on drugs has become a permanent, self-sustaining bureaucracy, and distinctions between ...
Style: clever, serious, talky, rough, realistic ...
Plot: drug dealing, crime, realism, police detective, fighting crime, drugs/alcohol, police investigation, police station, urban ghetto, police, law enforcement, surveillance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: baltimore, maryland, usa, seaport
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System:   24%
    User:   23%
 
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Recount
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, tense, factual ...
Plot: politics, political corruption, court, fighting the system, political, head of state, corruption, justice, president, manipulation, idealism, world politics ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, texas, new jersey, california, florida ...
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System:   23%
    User:   27%
 
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