Movies and TV shows like The West Wing

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The West Wing (1999)
 8.7
 55K
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 while the politics that they discuss touch on everyday life.
Style: clever, sincere, serious, realistic, stylized, talky, witty
Plot: politics, white house, politician, election, political intrigue, secretary, liberal, democrat, government official, secret, team, loyalty, teamwork, senator, media coverage, confrontation, chief of staff, rivals, state affairs, administration, struggle, couple relations, president, african american, investigator ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, contemporary, 20th century
Place: usa, washington d.c.

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, ambition, politician, president, senator and u.s. president mostly in Drama, History and Thriller genres. Some movies like The West Wing: House of Cards (2013), Commander in Chief (2005), The Newsroom (2012), Madam Secretary (2014), Scandal (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manipulations, politics, political intrigue, political corruption, state affairs, lobbyist, blind ambition, intrigue, white house, dishonesty, power relations, media ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c., u.s. capitol building
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100%
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, serious, clever, talky, realistic ...
Plot: politics, white house, head of state, president, female politician, responsibility, untimely death, chief of staff, government official, workplace, staff, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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74%
 8.6
 95K
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: talky, cynical, biting, realistic, clever ...
Plot: journalist, politics, news, ethics, media, journalism, tv news, intelligence, conservative, confrontation, senator, team ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Madam Secretary (2014)
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: realistic, serious
Plot: politics, relationship vs career, chief of staff, politician, secretary of state, workplace situations, workplace intrigue, power relations, state affairs, workplace, diplomacy, female protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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 7.8
 63K
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: white house, president, workplace situations, secret, media, lawyer, relationship vs career, senator, politics, ambition, teamwork, coworker ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, divorce, reporter, private vs public, state affairs, family relations, white house, media, parents and children, government official, female politician ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 8.1
 16K
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: clever, stylized, serious, talky, captivating ...
Plot: politics, mayor, political intrigue, corruption, boss, journalist, ambition, dementia, marriage, scheme, career, election ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, illinois, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.7
 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: stylized, serious, talky, thought provoking, realistic
Plot: politics, white house, tragic event, infidelity, cold war, kennedy family, democrat, leader, loss of son, family life, government official, couples ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: usa, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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, clever, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: white house, president, politics, liberal, lobbyist, senator, chief of staff, widower, fall in love, romance, popularity, staff ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 8.5
 15K
The Fortress (2010)
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: talky, captivating, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: politics, politician, journalist, marriage, media coverage, leader, secret, journalism, media, ratings, leadership, government official ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, europe, scandinavia, copenhagen denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: talky, tense, realistic, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: politics, political intrigue, election, campaign, loyalty, intern, presidential campaign, political corruption, morality, state affairs, ambition, senator ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ohio, usa, cincinnati ohio, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.4
 20K
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, clever, realistic, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: politics, campaign, election, stupidity, republican, conservative, presidential election, republican party, administration, ambitious, government official, patriotism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2007, year 2008
Place: usa, alaska, iraq, florida, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: serious, clever, tense, talky, captivating ...
Plot: politics, betrayal, politician, blind ambition, state affairs, political intrigue, couples, dishonesty, ambition, couple relations, family relations, manipulations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.4
 11K
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, stylized, sincere, serious, captivating ...
Plot: politics, political conspiracy, campaign, election, republican, democrat, government, presidential election, political corruption, fighting the system, chief of staff, head of state ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, florida, texas, washington d.c., new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Washington: Behind Closed Doors (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 750 min.
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, politician, political corruption, american politics, government corruption, government, oval office, political intrigue, telephone call, white house, political leader, president ...
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
State of Affairs (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
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, state affairs, national security, workplace situations, usa president, dead son, white house, female protagonist, death, spies, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: cynical, talky, realistic, witty, biting ...
Plot: politics, campaign, election, idealism, hopes, rise to the top, democrat, society, republican, americana, liberal, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, san diego california, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.0
 22K
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: talky, realistic, clever, suspense, serious ...
Plot: politics, sexism, vice president, u.s. president, idealism, white house, society, republican, political intrigue, strong sexual content, head of state, chief of staff ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., usa, virginia, ohio, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 7.5
 579
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: serious, clever, suspenseful, captivating, tense ...
Plot: blind ambition, rise to the top, workplace situations, workplace, campaign, state affairs, head of state, media, rivalry, ambition, politics, political intrigue
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Special Relationship (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A dramatisation that follows Tony Blair's journey from political understudy waiting in the wings of the world arena to accomplished prime minister standing confidently in the spotlight of centre stage. It is a story about relationships, between ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, thought provoking, tricky ...
Plot: politics, media circus, liberal, couple relations, administration, friends, media sensation, state affairs, election, intern, senator, democrat ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: london, england, usa, europe, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.4
 243
K Street (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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: cynical, talky, witty, serious, clever ...
Plot: lobbyist, politics, office, ambition, state affairs, workplace situations, workplace intrigue, workplace, rivalry, society, dishonesty, realism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.7
 3K
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: clever, witty, serious, biting, realistic ...
Plot: politics, election campaign, media, rivalry, rise to the top, gays and lesbians, power relations, crumbling marriage, state affairs, ambition, political intrigue, political corruption ...
Time: 60s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.1
 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: realistic, biting, witty, semi serious, cynical ...
Plot: ambition, politics, dishonesty, political intrigue, political corruption, society, media, americana, campaign, drugs/alcohol, blind ambition, hotshot hero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Movie in collections
 8.0
 461
Kennedy (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 282 min.
Story: Biography of the 1961-1963 presidency of John F. Kennedy
Style: captivating, thought provoking, realistic, serious, sincere
Plot: vietnam war, white house, politics, election, civil rights, assassination, kennedy family, rise to the top, state affairs, fight for supremacy, administration, ambition ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Monday Mornings (2013)
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, emotional, sincere, touching, realistic
Plot: hospital, surgery, nurse, doctor, staff, workplace, chief of staff, workaholic, intern, patient, responsibility, accident ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.3
 344
Lincoln (1988)
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: captivating, talky, emotional, serious, clever ...
Plot: american civil war, politics, assassination, society, leadership, human spirit, couples, head of state, republican, idealism, state affairs, couple relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
LBJ: The Early Years (1987)
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: captivating, thought provoking, serious, sincere, realistic
Plot: politics, head of state, campaign, media, state affairs, rise to the top, ambition, usa president, political candidate, democrat, american politics, kennedy family ...
Time: 30s, 50s, 60s, 40s, year 1967 ...
Place: dallas texas, america, usa, texas, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 8.6
 177K
Mad Men (2007)
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: atmospheric, serious, stylized, captivating, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: family problems, womanizer, workplace, advertising, ambition, career, advertising agency, sexism, office, cigarette smoking, crumbling marriage, boss and employee ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.6
 284
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: touching, realistic, biting, clever, serious
Plot: politics, coming of age, campaign, friends, youth, teenage life, suburbs, innocence lost, congress, friendship, state affairs, restaurant ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, washington d.c., u.s. capitol building
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Brothers & Sisters (2006)
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, sincere, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family business, mistress, siblings relations, parents and children, family relations, couple relations, love and romance, family life, parenthood, jealousy, family drama, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa, pasadena california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%