Movies and TV shows like Scandal

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Scandal (2012)
 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 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, president, workplace situations, secret, media, lawyer, relationship vs career, senator, politics, ambition, teamwork, coworker, young woman, politician, boss, staff, workplace, democrat, power of media, political thriller, career, strong female character, hacker, gladiator, murder ...
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 captivating films and TV series with plots about workplace, workplace situations, power relations, coworker, ambition, ambitious and dishonesty mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Scandal: How to Get Away with Murder (2014), Suits (2011), Madam Secretary (2014), Being Mary Jane (2013), House of Cards (2013). 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, crimes, legal, teachers and students, manipulations, law student, court case, defense attorney, college, lgbt, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 8.6
 321K
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, boys' night, family outing
Plot: prodigy, hotshot lawyer, boss and employee, lawyer, mentor, legal, success, law firm, rivalry, rivals, blackmail, deal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 ⇓
80%
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, family values, producer, workplace, workplace situations, family relations, anchor, ambition, tv news, african american woman, woman, female protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 8.8
 425K
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 107K
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: vengeance, high society, undercover, hidden identity, haunted by the past, pretense, crimes, secret, family secret, young people, scheme, deception ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 8.3
 62K
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, touching, realistic, clever ...
Plot: dedicated lawyer, legal, lawyer, legal investigation, trial, crumbling marriage, corruption, courtroom, law firm, district attorney, politics, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 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 ⇓
67%
Movie in collections
 7.4
 8K
Fairly Legal (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 41 min.
Story: Kate Reed is a firm believer that justice can always be found--even if it's not always in the courtroom. Once a lawyer at her family's esteemed San Francisco firm, Kate's frustration with the legal system led her to a new career as a ...
Style: serious, touching, sentimental, sincere, realistic
Plot: law firm, family relations, workplace, career change, loss of parent, starting over, lawyer, power relations, workplace situations, boss and employee, parents and children, female lawyer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 23K
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, clever, realistic, dark humor, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: greed, power relations, workplace situations, powerful corporation, drugs/alcohol, dishonesty, ambitious, workplace, coworker relationship, hotshot hero, deal, casual sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 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 ...
Style: clever, serious, sincere, stylized, talky ...
Plot: politics, white house, election, politician, political intrigue, government official, democrat, liberal, secretary, state affairs, secret, administration ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
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 ⇓
50%
 8.0
 103K
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, talented, riddles and clues, deception, human nature, research, team, crimes, dishonesty, interrogation, workplace situations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 ⇓
39%
 7.1
 14K
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, witty ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, boys' night
Plot: forensics, bodies, investigation, relationship vs career, ambitious, law enforcement, coworker, prodigy, suspicion, unconventional method, crimes, surgery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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.
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 ⇓
35%
 8.3
 68K
Ray Donovan (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Set in the sprawling mecca of the rich and famous, Ray Donovan does the dirty work for LA's top power players, and makes their problems disappear. His father's unexpected release from prison sets off a chain of events that shakes the ...
Style: serious, clever, captivating, tense, realistic ...
Plot: crimes, blackmail, power relations, family problems, identity crisis, hollywood, businessman, family secret, teamwork, intrigue, millionaire, cover up ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.1
 106K
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: serious, realistic, clever, talky, captivating ...
Plot: greed, stock market, powerful corporation, workplace situations, bankruptcy, wall street, international crisis, capitalism, corporate crimes, boss and employee, financial crisis, layoff ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 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 ⇓
27%
 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 ⇓
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: rough, clever, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: lawyer, hotshot lawyer, powerful corporation, trial, dishonesty, workplace, corporate crimes, legal investigation, power relations, manipulations, legal action, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 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 ⇓
25%
Movie in collections
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, workplace situations, supportive spouse, computers and web, relationship vs career, rivalry, ego clash, partners, computer system, dishonesty, laptop, financial problem ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, texas, dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.7
 29K
Law & Order (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Law & Order is an American police procedural and legal drama television series, created by Dick Wolf and part of the Law & Order franchise. It originally aired on NBC and, in syndication, on various cable networks. Law & Order premiered ...
Style: realistic, tense, clever, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: crime investigation, lawyer, evidence, law and order, police, legal, courtroom, police investigation, murder, homicide detective, rivalry, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 90s, 21st century, 80s ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 9.3
 240K
The Wire (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 59 min.
Story: Told from the points of view of both the Baltimore homicide and narcotics detectives and their targets, the series captures a universe in which the national war on drugs has become a permanent, self-sustaining bureaucracy, and distinctions between ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, clever, serious, cynical ...
Plot: drug dealing, police detective, police investigation, drug lord, lesbian, wiretap, working undercover, crime, urban ghetto life, life is a bitch, surveillance, corruption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: baltimore, maryland, seaport, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 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: realistic, tense, serious
Plot: ambition, moral dilemma, courtroom drama, courtroom, legal, district attorney, lawyers and clients, crimes, blind ambition, blacks and whites, misplaced guilt, confrontation with superior ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: philadelphia, pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, clever, tense, realistic
Plot: law and order, murder investigation, murder, mind game, crime, workplace situations, power relations, deadly, partners, judiciary, prosecutor, judge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, 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: realistic, talky, serious, stylized, sexual ...
Plot: lawyer, dysfunctional family, family life, eccentric family, family problems, dedicated lawyer, mogul, workplace situations, master and servant, heir heiress, loss of parent, wealthy family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 8.0
 9K
The Hour (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A behind-the-scenes drama and espionage thriller in Cold War-era England that centers on a journalist, a producer, and an anchorman for an investigative news programme.
Style: serious, stylized, atmospheric, tense, realistic
Plot: reporter, investigation, sexism, tv show, workplace, media coverage, unfulfillment, coworker, challenge, network, backstage, career ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%