Movies and TV shows like The West Wing

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The West Wing (1999)
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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 while the politics that they discuss touch on everyday life.
Style: clever, talky, sincere, serious, realistic, contemplative, stylized, political drama, witty
Plot: politics, white house, political intrigue, politician, election, teamwork, liberal, democrat, government official, head of state, workplace, workplace situations, chief of staff, idealism, american politics, president, secretary, government, political conflict, team, loyalty, senator, media coverage, confrontation, rivals ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, 20th century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., usa

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Most similar movies to The West Wing

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, clever and suspense films and TV series with plots about politics, state affairs, politician, ambition, president, media and political intrigue mostly in Drama, Thriller and History genres. Some movies like The West Wing: The Newsroom (2012), Madam Secretary (2014), Commander in Chief (2005), House of Cards (2013), The Fortress (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: realistic, sincere, clever, serious, semi serious ...
Plot: journalist, politics, news, journalism, intelligence, tv news, ethics, against the rules, workplace, rebellion, ambitious, power of media ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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Madam Secretary (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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: realistic, serious
Plot: politics, chief of staff, u.s. president, relationship vs career, workplace intrigue, politician, secretary of state, workplace situations, president, female protagonist, power relations, state affairs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., usa
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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: sincere, clever, serious, realistic, talky ...
Plot: white house, female politician, politics, head of state, president, rise to the top, idealism, workplace situations, government official, sexism, workplace intrigue, americana ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., usa
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100%
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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, witty, cynical, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: politics, manipulations, manipulation, political intrigue, state affairs, lobbyist, 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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The Fortress (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 ...
Style: serious, tense, captivating, realistic, clever ...
Plot: politics, leader, politician, marriage, media coverage, journalist, power struggle, state affairs, ambition, family life, journalism, head of state ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, europe, copenhagen denmark, greenland, copenhagen ...
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100%
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, lobbyist, campaign, intern, loyalty, presidential campaign, political corruption, talented, power struggle, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: ohio, usa, cincinnati ohio, california
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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, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: politics, president, family relations, reporter, divorce, white house, private vs public, state affairs, media, parents and children, government official, female politician ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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34%
Washington: Behind Closed Doors (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 750 min.
TV show
Story: The story of a power-hungry U.S. President, and the men he surrounds himself with in order to keep his hold on power. Based on John Ehrlichman's book about the Nixon administration.
Style: political drama
Plot: politics, president, political corruption, oval office, telephone call, political leader, government corruption, politician, government, u.s. president, political intrigue, american politics ...
Place: washington d.c.
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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, stylized, clever, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: workplace situations, lawyer, president, white house, political thriller, politician, teamwork, media, relationship vs career, democrat, senator, politics ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., usa
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16%
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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: thought provoking, talky, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: president, white house, kennedy family, politics, historical character, tragic event, cold war, family relations, liberal, patriotism, ambition, civil rights ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1963
Place: usa, washington d.c., cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.4
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Game Change (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Based on the book by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin, Game Change focuses on the Republican run of the 2008 Presidential election, when candidate John McCain picks a relative unknown, Alaskan governor Sarah Palin, to be his running mate. As the ...
Style: talky, serious, realistic, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: politics, campaign, election, presidential election, conservative, republican, republican party, american politics, state affairs, ambition, americana, government official ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2007, year 2008 ...
Place: usa, washington d.c., alaska, pennsylvania, florida ...
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100%
Brothers & Sisters (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Brothers & Sisters is an American television drama series that centers on the Walker family and their lives in Pasadena, California. The series premiered on ABC on September 24, 2006, and aired its final episode on May 8, 2011. It aired, for its ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sincere, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family drama, family relations, family business, mistress, parents and children, siblings relations, couple relations, family life, love and romance, jealousy, parenthood, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, september 11 2001
Place: california, los angeles, usa, pasadena california
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100%
The American President (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Widowed U.S. president Andrew Shepherd, one of the world's most powerful men, can have anything he wants -- and what he covets most is Sydney Ellen Wade, a Washington lobbyist. But Shepherd's attempts at courting her spark wild rumors and ...
Style: touching, witty, realistic, semi serious, political ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: president, politics, fall in love, liberal, widower, romance, democrat, republican, conservative, white house, senator, chief of staff ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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K Street (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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: clever, cynical, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: lobbyist, politics, realism, campaign, rivalry, dishonesty, workplace, ambition, state affairs, workplace intrigue, political satire, fictional reality show ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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The Contender (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Political thriller about Laine Hanson's nomination and confirmation as Vice President. An allegation that she was involved in a sexual orgy at the age of 19 is leaked to the press. As pressure mounts on Laine, she's torn between fighting ...
Style: thought provoking, clever, serious, sincere, talky ...
Plot: politics, sexism, vice president, idealism, political intrigue, election, state affairs, campaign, society, dishonesty, sex scandal, head of state ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: washington d.c., usa, ohio, virginia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.5
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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, realistic, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: politics, rivalry, campaign, political intrigue, head of state, workplace situations, media, ambition, rise to the top, blind ambition, state affairs, workplace
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: captivating, realistic, tense, serious, psychological ...
Plot: politics, betrayal, relationship vs career, political intrigue, ambition, family, couples, blind ambition, state affairs, husband wife relationship, career woman, politician ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.4
 12K
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, captivating, serious, factual, intense ...
Plot: political conspiracy, politics, election, presidential election, democrat, campaign, republican, political corruption, dishonesty, state affairs, americana, media ...
Time: 21st century, year 2000
Place: usa, florida, texas, washington d.c., new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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, suspense ...
Plot: political corruption, betrayal, state affairs, dishonesty, fighting the system, relationship vs career, workplace, legal, congress, moral dilemma, infidelity, couple relations ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
State of Affairs (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Each day the President is faced with dozens of life and death decisions, and to prioritize the biggest international crises facing the country, one top CIA analyst - Charleston Tucker - assembles the President's Daily Briefing. This list of ...
Style: serious, tense, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: cia, politics, national security, spies, workplace situations, state affairs, dead son, white house, female protagonist, spy, death, usa president ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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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: sincere, captivating, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: supreme court, legal, power relations, lawsuit, workplace, legal action, workplace situations, life is a bitch, politics, courtroom, judiciary, liberal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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26%
 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: tense, sincere, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Plot: politics, workplace, workplace situations, political intrigue, boss and employee, disagreement, state affairs, prime minister, politician, rivalry, profanity, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.7
 3K
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 ...
Style: realistic, serious, cynical, clever, talky
Plot: political corruption, politics, manipulation, society, fighting the system, state affairs, manipulations, campaign, political intrigue, ambition, legal, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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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, idealism, rise to the top, americana, democrat, liberal, republican, state affairs, satire, u.s. senator ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, san francisco, san diego california, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Monday Mornings (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
TV show
Story: Monday Mornings was an American medical drama television series that ran on TNT from February 4 to April 8, 2013 and aired Mondays after Dallas. It is based on a novel of the same name by Sanjay Gupta. In May 2012, TNT placed a ten-episode order for ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, touching ...
Plot: hospital, doctor, surgery, doctors and patients, patient, intern, treatment, staff, workplace, workplace situations, boss, medicine ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.2
 1K
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: witty, semi serious, cynical, realistic, biting ...
Plot: politics, ambition, society, political corruption, dishonesty, private vs public, campaign, americana, political intrigue, satire, state affairs, blind ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
An American Affair (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In the early 1960s, teenager Adam Stafford (Cameron Bright) becomes obsessed with his new neighbor, Catherine Caswell (Gretchen Mol), a divorcée and free spirit. Stafford spies on Caswell as she meets with strange men, and, despite the warnings of ...
Style: sentimental, sincere, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: lsd, politics, fall in love, friendship, couples, romance, head of state, state affairs, society, forbidden love, cia, conspiracy ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1963, 1960s
Place: washington d.c., usa, cuba
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25%
 7.6
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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: serious, realistic, cynical, rough, social realism ...
Plot: politics, election campaign, political intrigue, rise to the top, rivalry, ambition, corrupt politician, power relations, opponent, state affairs, head of state, media ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: los angeles
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24%
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Black Box (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Catherine Black is a world-famous neurologist at the state-of-the-art medical institution known as "The Cube". Catherine is brilliant, beautiful, and at the top of her game, though she's hiding a secret of her own: she's bipolar. ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: mental illness, treatment, mental disorders, workplace, mental disorder, family relations, couples, workplace situations, surgery, therapy, couple relations, neurosurgeon ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Choose Connor (2007)
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, touching, realistic, serious, biting ...
Plot: campaign, teenage boy, politics, teenage life, friendship, state affairs, youth, congress, interview, lie, political scandal, teenage crush ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, u.s. capitol building, washington d.c.
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24%