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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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, ambition, dishonesty, society and senator mostly in Drama, Thriller and Romance genres. Some movies like The West Wing: The Newsroom (2012), House of Cards (2013), Commander in Chief (2005), Political Animals (2012), The American President (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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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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: captivating, clever, witty, tense, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c., u.s. capitol building
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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, realistic, talky, sincere ...
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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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: talky, clever, 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.
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The American President
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: clever, witty, touching, semi serious, romantic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: romance, politics, president, white house, idealism, love, political, world politics, head of state, love story, single father, social differences ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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, rough, serious, tense, realistic ...
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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 ...
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The Ides of March
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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
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    User:   33%
 
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, president, white house, cia, teenager, politics ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1963
Place: usa, washington d.c., cuba
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System:   34%
    User:   36%
 
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
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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, realistic, touching, biting
Plot: coming of age, politics, innocence lost, suburbs, campaign, teenage life, state affairs, youth, friends, friendship, congress, security guard ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, washington d.c., u.s. capitol building
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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: serious, talky, realistic, stylized, thought provoking
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Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, cuba
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System:   33%
    User:   32%
 
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Power
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Style: clever, talky, serious, realistic, stylized ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
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True Colors
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Style: clever, serious, realistic, captivating, tense ...
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Time: 20th century, 90s
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City Hall
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The accidental shooting of a boy in New York leads to an investigation by the Deputy Mayor, and unexpectedly far-reaching consequences.
Style: talky, tense, serious, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: investigation, corruption, political corruption, idealism, police, politics, conspiracy, mafia, political, murder, uncover truth, urban ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new orleans, new jersey, harlem manhattan new york city ...
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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
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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 ...
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Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: new york, usa
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Ragtime
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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, realistic, captivating, talky ...
Audience: kids
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Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1910s, 1930s, 18th century
Place: harlem, usa, new york, london, manhattan new york city ...
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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: touching, serious, realistic, emotional, 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, death of father, family drama ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, pasadena california
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The Best Man
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, clever, realistic, witty, biting ...
Plot: politics, head of state, political intrigue, campaign, dishonesty, state affairs, election campaign, gays and lesbians, crumbling marriage, rise to the top, political corruption, ambition ...
Time: 60s
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Shadrach
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In 1935, 99-year-old former slave Shadrach asks to be buried on the soil where he was born to slavery, and that land is owned by the large Dabney family, consisting of Vernon, Trixie and their seven children, and to bury a black man on that land is ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: slavery, segregation, americana, family life, children, crumbling marriage, death, depression, slave, poverty, friendship, adaptation ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: virginia, alabama, usa
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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, 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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LBJ: The Early Years
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: LBJ: The Early Years was a television movie that appeared on the NBC network in February 1987, depicting the life of former President of the United States Lyndon B. Johnson from 1934 until 1973. Actor Randy Quaid won a Golden Globe award for his ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: head of state, rise to the top, ambition, politics, state affairs, campaign, media, usa president, cold war, u.s. president, president, senator ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, year 1966 ...
Place: america, texas, usa
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System:   25%
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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, talky, serious, 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
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System:   25%
    User:   24%
 
Forget Me Never
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Diane McGowin was employed as an administrative assistant for a group of attorneys in private practice. She found herself forgetting things, especially losing short term memory. She suspected that something was wrong and went to the doctor. After ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic
Plot: college, terminal illness, life is a bitch, couples, politics, aging, memory loss, legal action, couple relations, friendship, mental illness, relationship vs career ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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System:   25%
    User:   21%
 
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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:   24%
    User:   28%
 

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Monday Mornings
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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: serious, sincere, realistic, emotional, touching
Plot: hospital, doctors and patients, workplace situations, workplace, power relations, doctor, nurse, surgery, chief of staff, workaholic, supportive coworker, intern ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: oregon, usa
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Killing Kennedy
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Drama documentary based on Bill O'Reilly's and Martin Dugard's 2012 non-fiction book "Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot". It follows the parallel lives of John F. Kennedy and Lee Harvey Oswald from the winter 1959-1960 to ...
Style: serious, stylized, realistic, captivating, tense ...
Plot: americana, head of state, assassination, hitman, couple relations, politics, kennedy assassination, deadly, state affairs, white house, democrat, administration ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1963, year 1962, 1960s
Place: usa, dallas texas, russia, washington d.c., texas
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System:   24%
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