Movies and TV shows like The West Wing

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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 while the politics that they discuss touch on everyday life.
Style: talky, clever, serious, witty, realistic, stylized, sincere
Plot: politics, white house, head of state, idealism, political intrigue, americana, state affairs, workplace, couple relations, politician, workplace situations, hopes, couples, family relations, usa president, democrat, liberal, election, secretary, government official, chief of staff, administration, republican, government facility, congress ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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Political Animals
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360 min.
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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 talky films and TV series with plots about politics, state affairs, politician, senator, president, society and corruption mostly in Drama, History and Thriller genres. Some movies like The West Wing: House of Cards (2013), The Newsroom (2012), Commander in Chief (2005), Boss (2011), The Ides of March (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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 ...
Style: clever, dark humor, talky, serious, witty ...
Plot: politics, political corruption, blind ambition, postmodernism, drugs/alcohol, intrigue, manipulations, political intrigue, vice president, state affairs, ambition, journalism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, u.s. capitol building, washington d.c.
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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
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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.
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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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The Ides of March
Genre: Drama, Thriller
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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
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The American President
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
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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: clever, witty, touching, semi serious, romantic ...
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Political Animals
Genre: Drama
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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
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The Kennedys
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: talky, serious, stylized, realistic, thought provoking
Plot: politics, head of state, white house, parents and children, siblings relations, americana, family life, kennedy family, state affairs, infidelity, family relations, leadership ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, cuba
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    User:   36%
 
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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:   33%
    User:   37%
 
 7.5
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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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    User:   36%
 
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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
Place: miami, florida, usa, california
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System:   32%
    User:   29%
 
An American Affair
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: serious, gloomy, realistic, sincere, clever ...
Plot: unlikely couple, intrigue, forbidden love, coming of age, love affair, love and romance, lsd, white house, president, cia, teenager, politics ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1963, 1960s
Place: usa, washington d.c., cuba
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System:   32%
    User:   28%
 
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Scandal
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, twists and turns, clever, bleak ...
Plot: white house, strong female character, politics, president, lawyer, relationship vs career, political thriller, workplace situations, media, gladiator, murder, secret ...
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Ragtime
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Duration: 155 min.
Story: A young black pianist becomes embroiled in the lives of an upper-class white family set among the racial tensions, infidelity, violence, and other nostalgic events in early 1900s New York City.
Style: clever, serious, captivating, realistic, talky ...
Audience: kids
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Veep
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
Story: A look into American politics, revolving around former Senator Selina Meyer who finds being Vice President of the United States is nothing like she expected and everything everyone ever warned her about.
Style: not serious, humorous, talky, clever, realistic ...
Plot: politics, sitcom, verbal byplay, state affairs, boss and employee, workplace situations, workplace, power relations, vice president, political satire, politician, loyalty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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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, workplace situations, white house, state affairs, workplace, workplace intrigue, secretary of state, politician, power relations, diplomacy, government ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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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, captivating, realistic, 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
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System:   30%
    User:   31%
 
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The Contender
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: talky, realistic, clever, suspense, thought provoking ...
Plot: politics, idealism, president, conspiracy, morality, adultery, assassination, world politics, political, head of state, strong sexual content, white house ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, california, ohio, virginia, washington d.c.
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System:   30%
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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:   30%
    User:   31%
 
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Game Change
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, clever, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: politics, campaign, political, world politics, president, corruption, propaganda, state affairs, idealism, greed, honest, journalism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2007, year 2008
Place: alaska, usa, california, new jersey, south carolina ...
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System:   30%
    User:   100%
 
The Candidate
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: talky, cynical, clever, realistic, witty ...
Plot: politics, idealism, corruption, president, world politics, political, realism, campaign, lawyer, manipulation, political corruption, greed ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, latin america, san diego california
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System:   30%
    User:   33%
 
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:   30%
    User:   33%
 
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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
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System:   29%
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Short Term 12
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Grace, a compassionate young supervisor at a foster care facility, works with her boyfriend and colleague, Mason, to help at-risk teens. But when a new charge dredges up memories of her own troubled past, Grace's tough exterior begins eroding.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, serious, heartbreaking ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: depression, adolescence, mentor, teenager, storytelling, incest, child abuse, friendship, hospital, workplace romance, childhood, children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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System:   29%
    User:   32%
 
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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: cynical, talky, serious, clever, realistic
Plot: politics, head of state, journalism, legal action, political corruption, manipulations, rise to the top, uncover truth, idealism, media satire, political intrigue, campaign ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
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System:   28%
    User:   25%
 
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Lincoln
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, India
Duration: 150 min.
Story: A revealing drama that focuses on the 16th President's tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish ...
Style: epic, talky, realistic, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: american civil war, politics, war, idealism, slavery, civil war, president, courage, freedom, assassination, head of state, white house ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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System:   28%
    User:   24%
 
Brothers & Sisters
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: serious, touching, emotional, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: parents and children, siblings relations, family life, couples, family relations, family business, couple relations, death in the family, love and romance, family problems, family drama, death of father ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, pasadena california
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System:   28%
    User:   30%
 
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Lincoln
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 188 min.
Story: After arriving in Washington in 1861 after his election, Abraham Lincoln struggles with personal and political problems during his Presidency. Originally titled "Lincoln", the name of this miniseries was changed to "Gore Vidal's ...
Style: talky, clever, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: head of state, american civil war, leadership, idealism, society, assassination, state affairs, politics, rise to the top, human spirit, couple relations, ambition ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa
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System:   28%
    User:   28%
 

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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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System:   28%
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Good Night, and Good Luck.
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, France, UK, Japan
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The story of journalist, Edward R Murrow's stand against Senator McCarthy's anti-communist witch-hunts in the early 1950s.
Style: talky, realistic, clever, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: journalism, politics, idealism, fighting the system, communism, paranoia, tv show, censorship, propaganda, television, freedom, cold war ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: california, new york, usa, pentagon, wisconsin ...
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System:   27%
    User:   29%
 
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