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The Fortress (2010)
 8.5
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The Fortress (2010)
Original name: Borgen
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 Nyborg, who through her idealism and huge effort secures her party a landslide victory and thus faces the biggest challenge of her life: how most effectively to use the newly won seats, and how far she is willing to go in order to gain as much influence as possible. Privately, Birgitte leads a happy family life with her husband and two children. She is a woman with a burning commitment, a big heart and little time. Will she be able to be a successful and professional top politician and stay true to herself at the same time?
Style: tense, serious, captivating, realistic, clever, talky, political drama
Plot: politics, leader, politician, marriage, media coverage, journalist, family life, ambition, power struggle, state affairs, journalism, political intrigue, ambitious, election, tv show, head of state, liberal, democrat, government official, workplace situations, prime minister, family relations, couple relations, secret, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, europe, copenhagen, copenhagen denmark, scandinavia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and tense films and TV series with plots about politics, family relations, state affairs, ambition, politician, couples and parents and children mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Fortress: House of Cards (2013), The West Wing (1999), Boss (2011), The Newsroom (2012), The Politician's Husband (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.7
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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, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: politics, manipulations, political intrigue, state affairs, lobbyist, manipulation, 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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100%
 8.8
 59K
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, serious, realistic ...
Plot: politics, political intrigue, election, politician, white house, teamwork, democrat, liberal, government official, head of state, workplace situations, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 90s, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., usa
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100%
 8.1
 17K
Boss (2011)
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: serious, rough, clever, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: political intrigue, politics, mayor, career, ambition, boss, mental illness, dementia, power struggle, election, life is a bitch, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.6
 100K
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, power of media, ambitious, workplace, rebellion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Politician's Husband (2013)
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: realistic, captivating, tense, serious, psychological ...
Plot: politics, betrayal, political intrigue, relationship vs career, ambition, family, couples, state affairs, blind ambition, husband wife relationship, career woman, politician ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
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42%
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, president, family relations, reporter, divorce, state affairs, private vs public, white house, media, parents and children, government official, female politician ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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41%
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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, realistic, serious, captivating, clever ...
Plot: rivalry, politics, political intrigue, head of state, campaign, rise to the top, workplace situations, media, ambition, state affairs, blind ambition, workplace
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
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41%
 8.0
 9K
The Hour (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A behind-the-scenes drama and espionage thriller in Cold War-era England that centers on a journalist, a producer, and an anchorman for an investigative news programme.
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, stylized, tense
Plot: reporter, workplace romance, uncover truth, ambition, love triangle, workplace, tv show, investigation, rivalry, journalism, media coverage, career ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: england, europe
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37%
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 7.2
 215
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: serious, captivating, atmospheric, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: politics, campaign, state affairs, rivalry, political intrigue, ambition, rise to the top, parliament, politician, election, society, tunnel ...
Time: 21st century, year 2010, contemporary
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 ...
Style: sincere, realistic, clever, serious, talky ...
Plot: female politician, politics, white house, president, head of state, rise to the top, idealism, americana, sexism, government official, society, responsibility ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., usa
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31%
 7.6
 7K
The Kennedys (2011)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 346 min.
Story: The story of the most fabled political family in American history, told in a manner similar to The Godfather: a manipulative, egocentric father determined to live out his own ambitions through his sons, who in turn spent their lives dancing to his ...
Style: thought provoking, talky, realistic, serious, controversial ...
Plot: white house, kennedy family, president, politics, historical character, tragic event, cold war, ambition, patriotism, family relations, liberal, civil rights ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1963, 1960s
Place: usa, washington d.c., cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.7
 3K
The Legacy (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 55 min.
Story: The death of a matriarch brings forgotten secrets out into the open and causes a prolonged battle for the family inheritance.
Style: serious, touching, emotional, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, siblings relations, parents and children, family life, conflict, estate, bohemian life, heir, family secret, family secrets, family history, class differences ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 8.4
 13K
House of Cards (1990)
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: tense, witty, realistic, clever, serious ...
Plot: politics, political intrigue, journalist, reporter, intrigue, deception, dishonesty, power struggle, manipulations, state affairs, manipulation, media ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
14%
Prisoners' Wives (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Behind every prisoner, there's a wife, girlfriend or mother doing time on the outside. For some it's a nightmare, for others a liberation. Prisoners' Wives - it's time to tell their stories.
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, touching, psychological ...
Plot: prison, couples, family relations, coping, crimes, parents and children, housewife, female protagonist, strong female presence, social relations, couple relations
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, media, ambition, senator, state affairs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: ohio, usa, cincinnati ohio, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.4
 308
Majesty (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 100 min.
Story: One hour before the State Opening of Parliament, something very unusual happens. The Prime Minister appears and demands an adjustment to the Queen's speech. The speech concerns aid to Africa. Even with all the pressure around the State Opening, ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: politics, royal family, political intrigue, head of state, couples, parents and children, love and romance, forbidden love, royal court, disagreement, society, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: holland, europe, netherlands, london, south africa ...
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27%
 7.6
 2K
The Slap (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 354 min.
Story: The Slap is a bold, provocative television drama series that forensically examines the mores and morality of contemporary middleclass life. Based on Christos Tsiolkas’ bestselling novel, this 8–part drama serial traces the shattering ...
Style: realistic, psychological, captivating, emotional, serious ...
Plot: marital problem, introspection, parents and children, couple relations, family relations, couples, family life, adulthood, society, friendship, suburbs, birthday ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.2
 4K
Satisfaction (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: A provocative drama that explores modern marriage at its midpoint. Through the lens of one couple, Neil Truman and his wife, Grace, this series answers the question, “What do you do when having it all is not enough?” by delving into their ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: crumbling marriage, family problems, couple relations, dishonesty, marriage, infidelity, under the surface, husband wife relationship, adultery, dysfunctional marriage, female nudity, male escort ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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, talky, captivating, serious
Plot: law firm, lawyer, workplace, lawsuit, jury, legal, workplace situations, ambition, rivalry, society, urban, unsupportive coworkers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.7
 66K
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, lawyer, political thriller, white house, media, president, relationship vs career, senator, politics, secret, ambition, teamwork ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Astronaut Wives Club (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Based on the book by Lily Koppel, this 10 episode limited series tells the story of the women who were key players behind some of the biggest events in American history. As America’s astronauts were launched on death-defying missions, Life ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, psychological
Plot: astronaut, relationship vs career, family relations, couples, best friends, ambition, nasa, strong female presence, parents and children, space program, female bonding, workplace ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1950s, 50s, 1960s
Place: usa
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26%
 6.0
 3K
The Slap (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: A family drama that explodes from one small incident where a man slaps another couple's misbehaving child. This seemingly minor domestic dispute pulls the family apart, exposes long-held secrets, and ignites a lawsuit that challenges the core ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, psychological, captivating
Plot: family problems, family relations, couples, domestic violence, friendship, infidelity, suburbs, parents and children, family in crisis, couple relations, dishonesty, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.1
 2K
Silent Heart (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The prestigious Danish filmmaker Bille August, winner of an Academy Award and two Palme d'Or in Cannes, returns with a highly personal drama. Three generations of a family gather over a weekend. The sisters Sanne and Heidi have accepted their ...
Style: touching, serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy
Plot: terminal illness, family relations, life is a bitch, family problems, family life, siblings relations, parents and children, couple relations, family gatherings, couples, euthanasia, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.0
 631
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: touching, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: lottery, family relations, working class, workplace, parents and children, couple relations, change of luck, society, bittersweet, workplace situations, siblings relations, gas station ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Final Cut (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 206 min.
Story: Approaching his 65th birthday, Prime Minister Frances Urquhart begins to see the end of his career. Not that he has the intention of resigning anytime soon. He does however hope to establish a legacy, one for the history books and one to provide his ...
Style: suspense, clever, serious, biting, realistic ...
Plot: politics, prime minister, golden years, state affairs, cons and scams, ambition, haunted by the past, political corruption, society, dishonesty, head of state, political thriller ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.4
 137
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, captivating, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: supreme court, legal, workplace, lawsuit, legal action, workplace situations, power relations, life is a bitch, politics, courtroom, judiciary, liberal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Dicte - Crime Reporter (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden, Germany, Norway
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Newly divorced journalist returns to her hometown to restart her life and work through her past.
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Plot: investigation, journalism, family relations, media, crimes, single parent, police investigation, danger, dishonesty, disorder, strong female presence, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.6
 8K
Kuzey Guney (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Kuzey Güney is a spin-off Turkish television drama series of 1976 American television miniseries Rich Man, Poor Man. The scenarists are Ece Yörenç and Melek Gençoğlu. The series stars Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ as Kuzey Tekinoğlu, a restless son of ...
Style: captivating, serious, emotional, realistic, surprise ending ...
Plot: family relations, love, love triangle, siblings relations, love and romance, brother brother relationship, husband wife relationship, mother daughter relationship, secret, marriage, wedding, kiss ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Someone You Love (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Someone You Love is a story about world famous singer-songwriter Thomas Jacob who lives in Los Angeles. He is a successful man with a lot of burned bridges. After years abroad Thomas travels back to Denmark to record a new album. There his estranged ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, touching
Plot: bittersweet, family relations, disorder, parents and children, musician's life, artists and showbiz, single parent, homecoming, grandfather grandson relationship, direction and purpose, life turned upside down, introspection ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.6
 163
Charlie (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Ireland
Story: The political and personal life of Charlie Haughey during his time in office.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: political leader, ambition, rise and fall, rivalry, state affairs, political intrigue, head of state, politics, unfulfillment, politician
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%