Movies and TV shows like Scandal

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Scandal (2012)
 7.8
 62K
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 their clients, but it becomes apparent that these "gladiators in suits," who specialize in fixing the lives of other people, have trouble fixing those closest at hand -- their own.
Style: serious, stylized, clever, twists and turns, bleak, realistic
Plot: white house, workplace situations, media, president, relationship vs career, secret, lawyer, senator, politics, ambition, political thriller, workplace, career, strong female character, democrat, power of media, staff, politician, boss, teamwork, coworker, young woman, gladiator, murder, hacker ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.

Most similar movies to Scandal

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, clever and talky films and TV series with plots about workplace, workplace situations, ambition, power relations, dishonesty, politics and state affairs mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Scandal: How to Get Away with Murder (2014), Madam Secretary (2014), Suits (2011), Being Mary Jane (2013), Revenge (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
How to Get Away with Murder (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: A sexy, suspense-driven legal thriller about a group of ambitious law students and their brilliant, mysterious criminal defense professor. They become entangled in a murder plot and will shake the entire university and change the course of their ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating, bleak
Plot: murder, hotshot lawyer, legal, crimes, teachers and students, manipulations, law student, court case, defense attorney, lgbt, college, murder mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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: serious, realistic
Plot: politics, relationship vs career, politician, secretary of state, workplace situations, chief of staff, diplomacy, state affairs, workplace, workplace intrigue, power relations, president ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 8.6
 309K
Suits (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: While running from a drug deal gone bad, Mike Ross, a brilliant young college-dropout, slips into a job interview with one of New York City's best legal closers, Harvey Specter. Tired of cookie-cutter law school grads, Harvey takes a gamble by ...
Style: witty, captivating, talky, serious, stylized ...
Audience: date night, family outing, boys' night
Plot: prodigy, hotshot lawyer, boss and employee, lawyer, mentor, legal, success, impostor, rivalry, deal, blackmail, rivals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Being Mary Jane (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Mary Jane Paul is a one-woman-show: a successful TV news anchor, and an entirely self-sufficient powerhouse who remains devoted to a family that doesn't share her motivation. Intense drama and unforgettable moments unfold as Mary Jane juggles ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: relationship vs career, ambition, tv news, black woman, workplace situations, workplace, family relations, anchor, family values, producer, african american woman, woman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.9
 105K
Revenge (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: When Emily Thorne moves to the Hamptons, everyone wonders about the new girl, but she knows everything about them, including what they did to her family. Years ago, they took everything from her. Now, one by one, she's going to make them pay.
Style: captivating, serious, twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: chick flick
Plot: hidden identity, high society, vengeance, haunted by the past, pretense, crimes, undercover, family secret, young people, secret, millionaire, deception ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 8.6
 92K
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: witty, biting, talky, realistic, clever ...
Plot: journalist, politics, news, journalism, tv news, media, ethics, intelligence, verbal byplay, idealism, tv show, workplace situations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 8.7
 53K
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 ...
Style: clever, talky, serious, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: politics, white house, political intrigue, politician, election, state affairs, democrat, liberal, secretary, government official, chief of staff, administration ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 8.3
 60K
The Good Wife (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: The Good Wife is a legal drama starring Emmy Award winner Julianna Margulies as a wife and mother who boldly assumes full responsibility for her family and re-enters the workforce after her husband's very public sex and political corruption ...
Style: captivating, serious, sincere, touching, realistic ...
Plot: dedicated lawyer, legal, crumbling marriage, politics, rape, courtroom, infidelity, legal investigation, law firm, corruption, district attorney, justice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Movie in collections
 8.9
 408K
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, clever, captivating, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manipulations, political intrigue, politics, state affairs, political corruption, blind ambition, intrigue, lobbyist, white house, postmodernism, drugs/alcohol, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c., u.s. capitol building
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: serious, talky, clever, realistic, captivating
Plot: politics, divorce, president, reporter, white house, state affairs, family relations, journalism, parents and children, ambition, media, private vs public ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, realistic, tense, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: cia, politics, national security, usa president, state affairs, workplace situations, white house, female protagonist, dead son, spies, death, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.4
 22K
House of Lies (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
Story: Charming, fast talking Marty Kaan and his crack team of management consultants know how to play the corporate game better than anyone, by using every dirty trick in the book to woo powerful CEOs and close huge deals. In the board rooms, barrooms, ...
Style: cynical, realistic, clever, talky, dark humor ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: greed, workplace situations, drugs/alcohol, coworker relationship, power relations, strong sexual content, workplace, dishonesty, powerful corporation, ambition, ambitious, hotshot hero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: serious, clever, realistic, sincere, talky ...
Plot: politics, white house, head of state, female politician, president, usa president, rise to the top, feminism, workplace intrigue, idealism, workplace situations, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: clever, talky, realistic, tense, serious ...
Plot: politics, political intrigue, campaign, presidential campaign, intern, election, political corruption, loyalty, idealism, innocence lost, corruption, morality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ohio, usa, cincinnati ohio, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.1
 104K
Margin Call (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A thriller that revolves around the key people at an investment bank over a 24-hour period during the early stages of the financial crisis.
Style: clever, serious, captivating, realistic, tense ...
Plot: greed, stock market, workplace situations, capitalism, wall street, millionaire, bankruptcy, layoff, workplace, financial problem, financial crisis, downsizing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 8.5
 14K
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: clever, serious, talky, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: politics, politician, journalist, marriage, media coverage, head of state, leader, journalism, democracy, parliament, government, political intrigue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, europe, scandinavia, copenhagen denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 8.0
 100K
Lie to Me (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: The world's leading deception researcher, Dr. Cal Lightman, studies facial expression, body language and tone of voice to determine when a person is lying and why, which helps law enforcement and government agencies uncover the truth. But his ...
Style: clever, serious, suspenseful, realistic, psychological
Plot: investigation, uncover truth, riddles and clues, human nature, talented, team, deception, crimes, research, dishonesty, workplace situations, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 8.6
 171K
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, clever, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: family problems, womanizer, workplace, advertising agency, ambition, career, office, advertising, sexism, workplace intrigue, cigarette smoking, urban ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 8.1
 26K
Damages (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Damages is an American legal thriller television series created by the writing and production trio of Daniel Zelman and brothers Glenn and Todd A. Kessler. The plot revolves around the brilliant, ruthless lawyer Patty Hewes and her protégée, ...
Style: clever, serious, gloomy, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: lawyer, hotshot lawyer, trial, murder, legal action, mystery, legal investigation, manipulations, cons and scams, crimes, dishonesty, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.5
 2K
The Divide (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: The Divide is a 2014 legal drama that aired on WE tv. The first season consisted of eight hour-long episodes. It premiered on July 16, 2014. On October 30, 2014, the series was canceled by WE-tv.
Style: serious, realistic, tense
Plot: legal investigation, courtroom, legal, lawyer, blind ambition, moral dilemma, courtroom drama, ambition, crimes, misplaced guilt, lawyers and clients, district attorney ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, philadelphia, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The third installment of the “Law & Order” franchise takes viewers deep into the minds of its criminals while following the intense psychological approaches the Major Case Squad uses to solve its crimes.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, clever, tense
Plot: law and order, murder investigation, crime, murder, workplace situations, mind game, deadly, partners, power relations, judiciary, prosecutor, lawyer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 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: talky, serious, rough, tense, realistic ...
Plot: politics, political intrigue, mayor, dementia, ambition, boss, journalist, corruption, blind ambition, marriage, career, scheme ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Halt and Catch Fire (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Set in the early 1980s, and about a fictional visionary, an engineer and a prodigy whose innovations confronts the corporate behemoths of the time. Their personal and professional partnership will be challenged by greed and ego while charting the ...
Style: realistic, clever, serious, captivating, melancholic
Plot: programmer, computers and web, workplace situations, laptop, supportive spouse, blind ambition, partners, ego clash, relationship vs career, dishonesty, rivalry, computer system ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, texas, dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Raising the Bar (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Story: The lives and cases of young lawyers who work on opposite sides - the public defender's office and the district attorney's office - as well as those who sit in judgment on their cases.
Style: clever, serious, realistic, stylized, tense
Plot: courtroom drama, courtroom, district attorney, legal action, lawyer, legal, workplace, friends, dedicated lawyer, idealism, friendship, relationship vs career ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.3
 241
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: clever, talky, serious, realistic, witty ...
Plot: politics, lobbyist, workplace situations, office, realism, dishonesty, workplace, workplace intrigue, campaign, ambition, media, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.1
 13K
Body of Proof (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Body of Proof is an American medical drama television series that ran on ABC from March 29, 2011 to May 28, 2013 and starred Dana Delany as medical examiner Dr. Megan Hunt. The series was created by Chris Murphey and produced by ABC Studios. The ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating, motivational ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: forensics, bodies, investigation, relationship vs career, ambitious, law enforcement, prodigy, suspicion, crimes, workplace situations, unconventional method, coworker ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Parallax View (1974)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An ambitious reporter, investigating a senator's assassination, realizes witnesses to the shooting are systematically dying and discovers a multi-million dollar corporation which serves as a front for the recruitment of political assassins.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, stylized, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: assassination, politics, senator, corruption, investigation, murder, neo noir, reporter, political conspiracy, political corruption, assassination attempt, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, seattle, usa, seattle washington, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Made in Jersey (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
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: serious, talky, captivating, realistic
Plot: law firm, workplace situations, legal, lawyer, urban, workplace, ambition, unsupportive coworkers, lawsuit, jury, italian american
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.4
 550
The Agency (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Agency is a CBS television drama that followed the inner-workings of the CIA. The series was created by Michael Frost Beckner and was executive produced by Michael Frost Beckner, Shaun Cassidy Productions and Radiant Productions in association ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, terrorist, cia, espionage, terrorism, government agency, secret agents, national security, working undercover, workplace situations, danger, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Dirty Sexy Money (2007)
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, serious, talky, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: lawyer, dysfunctional family, eccentric family, dishonesty, family problems, family relations, power relations, dedicated lawyer, master and servant, intrigue, uncover truth, unfulfilled love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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