Movies and TV shows like Borgen

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Borgen (2010)
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Borgen (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 58 min.
TV show
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: political, tense, serious, captivating, realistic, intellectual, clever, talky, political drama
Plot: politics, leader, marriage, journalist, media coverage, politician, prime minister, family life, ambition, power struggle, state affairs, journalism, election, political intrigue, head of state, ambitious, tv show, liberal, democrat, government official, workplace situations, parliament, female politician, tv news, lawyer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, europe, greenland, copenhagen, scandinavia, copenhagen denmark

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Most similar movies to Borgen

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and political films and TV series with plots about politics, state affairs, politician, ambition, workplace, workplace situations and family relations mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Borgen: House of Cards (2013), The West Wing (1999), The Newsroom (2012), Political Animals (2012), Boss (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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House of Cards (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 51 min.
TV show
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, political ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: politics, political intrigue, political corruption, state affairs, manipulation, lobbyist, intrigue, strategy, breaking the fourth wall, blind ambition, u.s. congress, morality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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The West Wing (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
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, political, realistic, serious ...
Plot: politics, white house, political intrigue, politician, election, government official, teamwork, president, american politics, chief of staff, liberal, democrat ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 90s
Place: washington d.c., usa
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 8.6
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The Newsroom (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
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: clever, realistic, sincere, political, serious ...
Plot: journalism, journalist, tv news, ethics, politics, intelligence, news, against the rules, ambitious, power of media, rebellion, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Political Animals (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 360 min.
TV show
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, political, suspense ...
Plot: politics, private vs public, family relations, president, divorce, reporter, state affairs, white house, media, parents and children, government official, lgbt ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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Boss (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 56 min.
TV show
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, captivating, clever, political ...
Plot: politics, mayor, political intrigue, ambition, boss, career, mental illness, morality, life is a bitch, dishonesty, power struggle, ambitious ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, illinois, usa
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The Politician's Husband (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
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, serious, tense, political ...
Plot: politics, betrayal, relationship vs career, political intrigue, family, ambition, blind ambition, state affairs, couples, husband wife relationship, career woman, british politics ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
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100%
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Scandal (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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, clever, twists and turns, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: lawyer, white house, relationship vs career, workplace situations, teamwork, politician, president, senator, media, coworker, ambition, democrat ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., usa
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 7.5
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Press (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 360 min.
TV show
Story: The lives of the editors and journalists working at a left-leaning broadsheet and a populist tabloid.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, psychological, captivating, political
Plot: journalism, newspaper editor, newspaper reporter, relationship vs career, uncover truth, ambition, workplace situations, investigative journalism, workplace, media, boss, voodoo ...
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100%
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Tyrant (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The story of an unassuming American family drawn into the workings of a turbulent Middle Eastern nation. Bassam "Barry" Al Fayeed, the younger son of the dictator of a war-torn nation, ends a self-imposed 20-year exile to return to his ...
Style: captivating, tense, stylized, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: dictatorship, state affairs, homecoming, totalitarianism, ruler, political unrest, family relations, parents and children, gay son, secret, exile, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 755
Spin (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
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, serious, captivating, realistic, political ...
Plot: politics, rivalry, political intrigue, campaign, head of state, ambition, media, rise to the top, workplace situations, presidential campaign, french politics, political conflict ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
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45%
 8.0
 10K
The Hour (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: atmospheric, serious, stylized, realistic, tense
Plot: journalism, espionage, reporter, workplace romance, uncover truth, ambition, workplace, investigation, love triangle, workplace situations, career, media coverage ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
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42%
 6.4
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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: serious, realistic, touching, captivating
Plot: royal family, politics, love and romance, head of state, society, private vs public, family relations, disagreement, couples, royal court, forbidden love, political intrigue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: holland, europe, south africa, africa, london ...
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100%
The Astronaut Wives Club (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
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: serious, captivating, realistic, psychological
Plot: astronaut, relationship vs career, family relations, nasa, ambition, best friends, couples, parents and children, strong female presence, space program, outer space, women ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.1
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Politics (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Portraying the events that have taken place in Polish politics in recent years. A 4 episode TV version of a movie with the same title.
Style: captivating, thought provoking, political
Plot: politician, politics, government, political party, political leader, political intrigue, political propaganda, government official, intrigue, political candidate, political conspiracy, corrupt politician ...
Place: poland
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100%
Commander in Chief (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: serious, realistic, clever, sincere, political ...
Plot: white house, female politician, politics, head of state, rise to the top, government official, sexism, society, workplace, idealism, workplace situations, americana ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.1
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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, political ...
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.7
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The Minister (2011)
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: realistic, tense, sincere, psychological, serious ...
Plot: politics, workplace, workplace situations, state affairs, disagreement, political intrigue, boss and employee, prime minister, politician, french politics, fatal accident, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, europe, paris france
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35%
 7.5
 7K
The Kennedys (2011)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 346 min.
TV show
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: political, thought provoking, talky, realistic, serious ...
Plot: president, politics, kennedy family, white house, historical character, tragic event, cold war, patriotism, liberal, family relations, ambition, civil rights ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, year 1963
Place: usa, washington d.c., cuba
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34%
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 8.5
 14K
House of Cards (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 226 min.
TV show
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, political, realistic, serious ...
Plot: political intrigue, state affairs, politics, journalist, reporter, manipulation, power struggle, deception, intrigue, dishonesty, political corruption, coworker ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, london, europe
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17%
 7.6
 3K
The Legacy (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
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, conflict, family history, family life, siblings relations, parents and children, estate, half sister, family home, inheritance, family secret, heir ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Prisoners' Wives (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: emotional, realistic, touching, serious, psychological ...
Plot: prison, couples, social relations, family relations, parents and children, housewife, crimes, female protagonist, coping, bbc, imprisonment, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.6
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Proof (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, Denmark
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The discovery of a connection between a small-time thief's murder and the death of a crooked accountant, peeks the interest of investigative reporter Terry Corcoran. Further digging leads him into a sordid scandal involving human trafficking, ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: investigation, undercover, uncover truth, journalism, workplace, crimes, fighting crime, legal, media, power relations, price of justice, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, dark, political, thought provoking ...
Plot: politics, political intrigue, election, campaign, lobbyist, presidential campaign, political corruption, corruption, justice, assassination, intern, loyalty ...
Time: contemporary, future, 70s, 21st century
Place: usa, ohio, california, cincinnati ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 7.5
 3K
The Slap (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 354 min.
TV show
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, emotional, captivating, biting ...
Plot: introspection, family relations, couples, family life, couple relations, parents and children, adulthood, friendship, suburbs, society, marital problem, australian aboriginal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.2
 4K
Satisfaction (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
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: realistic, serious, tense, captivating, erotic ...
Plot: husband wife relationship, family problems, marriage, dysfunctional marriage, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, couple relations, male escort, infidelity, adultery, under the surface, marital problem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Made in Jersey (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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: lawyer, law firm, lawsuit, workplace, workplace situations, legal, ambition, jury, rivalry, society, strong female presence, unsupportive coworkers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.1
 4K
The Slap (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
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, couples, family relations, friendship, infidelity, domestic violence, suburbs, parents and children, family in crisis, dishonesty, couple relations, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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32%
 7.5
 2K
1992 (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
TV show
Story: Set in Rome, Milan and different Italian cities, the TV series offers a thrilling story following six people whose lives are intertwined with the rapidly changing political landscape in the early 1990s, during which Italy was gripped by the Clean ...
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, psychological, political ...
Plot: politics, investigation, politician, corruption, state affairs, law enforcement, revolution, italian history, rebellion, crisis, parliament, government corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1992
Place: italy, rome italy, milan italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.5
 196
First Monday (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: serious, realistic, captivating, sincere, gloomy
Plot: supreme court, legal, power relations, lawsuit, workplace, legal action, workplace situations, politics, courtroom, life is a bitch, judiciary, liberal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.1
 663
Lucky 7 (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
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: serious, touching, realistic, captivating
Plot: lottery, family relations, workplace, working class, couple relations, parents and children, society, change of luck, lottery winner, gas station, bittersweet, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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31%