Movies and TV shows like House of Cards

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House of Cards (2013)
 8.9
 408K
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: captivating, clever, witty, tense, talky, dark humor, serious, realistic, cynical, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: politics, political intrigue, political corruption, blind ambition, manipulations, state affairs, dishonesty, power relations, postmodernism, drugs/alcohol, u.s. congress, couple relations, white house, media, gossip and rumors, blackmail, intrigue, vice president, ambition, journalism, manipulation, rise to the top, usa president, revenge, workplace intrigue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, u.s. capitol building, washington d.c.

Most similar movies to House of Cards

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, workplace situations, workplace and ambitious mostly in Drama, Crime and Comedy genres. Some movies like House of Cards: Boss (2011), The Fortress (2010), Ray Donovan (2013), The West Wing (1999), Mad Men (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 8.1
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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, rough, serious, 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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System:   95%
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 8.5
 14K
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, realistic, captivating ...
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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System:   77%
    User:   100%
 
 8.6
 11K
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: serious, clever, dark humor, realistic, witty ...
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   66%
    User:   100%
 
 8.3
 62K
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, tense, clever, serious, realistic ...
Plot: power relations, family secret, millionaire, teamwork, dysfunctional family, family problems, intrigue, parents and children, identity crisis, cover up, drugs/alcohol, hollywood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   80%
 
 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: serious, talky, clever, realistic, witty ...
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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System:   49%
    User:   100%
 
 8.6
 171K
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: atmospheric, serious, stylized, captivating, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ambition, family problems, advertising agency, career, workplace, workplace intrigue, womanizer, crumbling marriage, boss and employee, sexism, urban, adultery ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   67%
 
 8.6
 92K
The Newsroom
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: witty, serious, biting, talky, realistic ...
Plot: journalism, politics, verbal byplay, idealism, news, tv show, workplace situations, media, americana, tv news, ethics, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   46%
 
 8.4
 47K
Billions
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A complex drama about power politics in the world of New York high finance. Shrewd, savvy U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades and the brilliant, ambitious hedge fund king Bobby "Axe" Axelrod are on an explosive collision course, with each using ...
Style: entertaining, captivating, suspense, twists and turns, thought provoking
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: rivalry, friendship, money, stock exchange, district attorney, corruption, ambition, mentor, family relations, life philosophy, investor, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   100%
 
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 ...
Plot: politics, political corruption, idealism, corruption, innocence lost, morality, political intrigue, world politics, political, twists & turns, campaign, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ohio, usa, california, cincinnati ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   100%
 
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: clever, talky, serious, realistic, captivating
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.
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   44%
 
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, realistic, sincere, talky ...
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:   32%
 
The Politician's Husband
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, talky, tense, realistic, clever ...
Plot: politics, betrayal, couple relations, political intrigue, relationship vs career, ambition, couples, politician, blind ambition, manipulations, dishonesty, state affairs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   41%
 
 6.3
 4K
True Colors
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: clever, serious, realistic, captivating, tense ...
Plot: betrayal, friendship, politics, political corruption, vengeance, corruption, revenge, unlikely friendships, world politics, mentor, blind ambition, justice ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new jersey, california, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   30%
 
 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, realistic, stylized ...
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:   33%
    User:   100%
 
 7.9
 11K
UnREAL
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Set against the backdrop of a hit dating competition show, "UnREAL" is led by Rachel, a young staffer whose sole job is to manipulate her relationships with and among the contestants to get the vital dramatic and outrageous footage the ...
Style: twists and turns, entertaining, captivating, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: workplace intrigue, competition, showbiz, tv show, dishonesty, media, media satire, workplace situations, reality tv, eligible bachelor, manipulations, estate ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   27%
 
 5.7
 2K
Power
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, serious, realistic, clever
Plot: political corruption, politics, head of state, journalism, legal action, manipulations, rise to the top, uncover truth, idealism, media satire, political intrigue, campaign ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   35%
 
 7.5
 11K
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, serious, captivating, 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, florida, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   31%
    User:   32%
 
 7.4
 22K
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, realistic, clever, talky, dark humor ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: workplace situations, hotshot lawyer, power relations, drugs/alcohol, greed, dishonesty, coworker relationship, powerful corporation, ambitious, strong sexual content, ambition, casual sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   31%
    User:   31%
 
 8.6
 309K
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: date night, family outing, boys' night
Plot: lawyer, boss and employee, legal, impostor, hotshot lawyer, rivalry, success, judiciary, mastermind, prodigy, workplace romance, blackmail ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   31%
    User:   27%
 
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: sexual, serious, talky, 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   30%
    User:   29%
 
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, realistic, cynical, 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.
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   29%
    User:   29%
 
 8.4
 953K
American Beauty
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Lester Burnham, a depressed suburban father in a mid-life crisis, decides to turn his hectic life around after developing an infatuation with his daughter's attractive friend.
Style: dramatic, realistic, melancholic, cynical, cerebral ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: midlife crisis, parenthood, parent child relationship, dysfunctional family, coming of age, depression, loneliness, family problems, life philosophy, obsession, teenage life, existentialism ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   29%
    User:   32%
 
 7.1
 104K
Margin Call
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A thriller that revolves around the key people at an investment bank over a 24-hour period during the early stages of the financial crisis.
Style: clever, realistic, serious, tense, cerebral ...
Plot: capitalism, greed, workplace, corruption, money, workplace situations, business, wall street, dishonesty, financial crisis, conspiracy, mentor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   29%
    User:   25%
 
 8.4
 9K
Kingdom
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: A raw family drama set against the world of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) in Venice, California. Alvey Kulina owns Navy St. MMA with the help of his girlfriend Lisa Prince. He is willing to go through extraordinary means to make sure his fighters are ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, captivating, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mixed martial arts, athlete's life, gym, sibling relationship, competition, family problems, drugs/alcohol, parents and children, ambition, brutality, contests and competitions, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   28%
    User:   26%
 
The United States of Leland
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A withdrawn young man, Leland Fitzgerald is imprisoned for the murder of a mentally disabled boy, who also happened to be the brother of his girlfriend, Becky. As the community struggles to deal with the killing, Pearl Madison, a teacher at the ...
Style: bleak, talky, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: prison, dysfunctional family, murder, teacher, addiction, depression, death, coming of age, violence, mentor, relationships, writer's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: phoenix arizona, italy, california, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   28%
    User:   33%
 
 7.7
 50K
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, realistic, disturbing, 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
Place: miami, florida, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   27%
    User:   100%
 
 7.4
 21K
No
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: realistic, sincere, serious, dramatic, captivating ...
Plot: campaign, underdog, idealism, fighting the system, political unrest, dictatorship, politics, political, censorship, oppression, corruption, runaway ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: latin america, chile, santiago de chile, santiago chile, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   27%
    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, corporate crimes, drug addiction, hotshot ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1987, year 1983
Place: new york, usa, geneva switzerland, manhattan new york city, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   27%
    User:   83%
 
Madam Secretary
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: serious, realistic
Plot: politics, relationship vs career, white house, workplace situations, state affairs, workplace, workplace intrigue, politician, secretary of state, power relations, diplomacy, government ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   27%
    User:   23%
 
 8.0
 30K
The Affair
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Affair explores the emotional effects of an extramarital relationship between Noah Solloway and Alison Lockhart after the two meet in the resort town of Montauk in Long Island. Noah is a New York City schoolteacher with one novel published (book ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, emotional, clever ...
Plot: infidelity, crumbling marriage, couple relations, parents and children, family problems, haunted by the past, adultery, husband wife relationship, dishonesty, love affair, life turned upside down, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   26%
    User:   27%
 
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