Movies and TV shows like Scandal

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Scandal (2012)
 7.7
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Scandal (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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, realistic, bleak
Plot: workplace situations, lawyer, president, white house, political thriller, politician, teamwork, media, relationship vs career, senator, democrat, politics, secret, ambition, coworker, investigator, team, slick, expert, hotshot, young woman, boss, staff, workplace, outsmarting ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., usa

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Most similar movies to Scandal

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, clever and tense films and TV series with plots about workplace, workplace situations, power relations, ambition, politics, coworker and state affairs mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Scandal: Madam Secretary (2014), How to Get Away with Murder (2014), Suits (2011), House of Cards (2013), Revenge (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Madam Secretary (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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, chief of staff, u.s. president, relationship vs career, workplace intrigue, politician, secretary of state, workplace situations, president, female protagonist, power relations, state affairs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
How to Get Away with Murder (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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, teachers and students, murder mystery, legal, crimes, court case, lawyer, defense attorney, manipulations, law student, courtroom ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.5
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Suits (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
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: lawyer, hotshot lawyer, law firm, mentor, prodigy, ambitious, success, mastermind, deal, workplace situations, ambition, rivals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.7
 467K
House of Cards (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 51 min.
TV show
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, witty, cynical, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: politics, manipulations, manipulation, political intrigue, state affairs, lobbyist, political corruption, intrigue, blind ambition, media, white house, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c., u.s. capitol building
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.8
 113K
Revenge (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
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: twists and turns, captivating, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: chick flick
Plot: high society, strong female character, vengeance, pretense, hidden identity, rivalry, undercover, enemy, haunted by the past, scheme, crimes, upscale ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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86%
 8.3
 68K
The Good Wife (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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: serious, captivating, touching, sincere, clever ...
Plot: workplace situations, dedicated lawyer, legal investigation, lawyers and clients, self discovery, legal, law firm, court, lawyer, crumbling marriage, district attorney, corruption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
State of Affairs (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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, national security, spies, workplace situations, state affairs, dead son, white house, female protagonist, spy, death, usa president ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Political Animals (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 360 min.
TV show
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, captivating ...
Plot: politics, president, family relations, reporter, divorce, white house, private vs public, state affairs, media, parents and children, government official, female politician ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 8.3
 77K
Ray Donovan (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, tense, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: power relations, crimes, hollywood, identity crisis, family relations, intrigue, family secret, family problems, blackmail, teamwork, fbi, businessman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Being Mary Jane (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: realistic, sincere, serious
Plot: relationship vs career, ambition, workplace, family values, family relations, producer, workplace situations, female protagonist, television, strong female presence, anchor, tv news ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.3
 8K
Fairly Legal (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 41 min.
TV show
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, sentimental, touching, sincere, realistic
Plot: boss and employee, law firm, female lawyer, family relations, starting over, introspection, workplace situations, parents and children, death of parent, workplace, power relations, career change ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Dirty Sexy Money (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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, serious, talky, sexy, stylized ...
Plot: lawyer, dysfunctional family, wealthy family, eccentric family, family life, dedicated lawyer, lifestyle, family problems, master and servant, mogul, heir heiress, loss of parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 111K
Lie to Me (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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, psychological, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: riddles and clues, deception, investigation, uncover truth, crime investigation, human nature, crimes, talented, expert, outsmarting, interrogation, fbi ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 8.1
 17K
Boss (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 56 min.
TV show
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: rough, serious, captivating, clever, realistic ...
Plot: politics, mayor, political intrigue, career, ambition, boss, mental illness, dementia, life is a bitch, dishonesty, power struggle, ambitious ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 24K
House of Lies (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
TV show
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, semi serious, suspense, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: greed, hotshot hero, casual sex, power relations, workplace situations, hotshot, drugs/alcohol, powerful corporation, ethics, flirting, profanity, satire ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 8.8
 65K
The West Wing (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
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, sincere ...
Plot: politics, white house, political intrigue, politician, election, teamwork, democrat, liberal, government official, workplace situations, workplace, head of state ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
 7.7
 32K
Law & Order (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: law and order, crime investigation, legal, lawyer, evidence, police, homicide detective, courtroom, police investigation, murder, coworker, punishment ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 80s ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Commander in Chief (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, clever, serious, realistic, talky ...
Plot: white house, female politician, politics, head of state, president, rise to the top, idealism, workplace situations, government official, sexism, workplace intrigue, americana ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: suspenseful, clever, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: law and order, prosecutor, murder investigation, deadly, crimes, partners, murder, workplace situations, power relations, mind game, crime, judiciary ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: suspense, talky, tense, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: political intrigue, politics, election, lobbyist, campaign, intern, loyalty, presidential campaign, political corruption, talented, power struggle, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: ohio, usa, cincinnati ohio, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.5
 2K
The Divide (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
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: tense, realistic, serious, captivating, contemplative
Plot: legal investigation, moral dilemma, crimes, district attorney, courtroom, lawyers and clients, legal, lawyer, murder, planting evidence, blind ambition, misplaced guilt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, philadelphia, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.1
 117K
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, captivating, realistic, clever, thought provoking ...
Plot: stock market, financial crisis, corporate crimes, wall street, greed, millionaire, businessman, workplace situations, financial problem, investments, stock market crash, bankruptcy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 8.5
 20K
The Fortress (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 58 min.
TV show
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: serious, tense, captivating, realistic, clever ...
Plot: politics, leader, politician, marriage, media coverage, journalist, power struggle, state affairs, ambition, family life, journalism, head of state ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, europe, copenhagen denmark, greenland, copenhagen ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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The Newsroom (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
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: realistic, sincere, clever, serious, semi serious ...
Plot: journalist, politics, news, journalism, intelligence, tv news, ethics, against the rules, workplace, rebellion, ambitious, power of media ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
13%
Raising the Bar (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
TV show
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: serious, realistic, tense, clever, stylized
Plot: courtroom drama, courtroom, district attorney, friends, friendship, relationship vs career, workplace, classmates, legal action, law firm, legal, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.5
 680
Spin (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
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: tense, serious, realistic, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: politics, rivalry, campaign, political intrigue, head of state, workplace situations, media, ambition, rise to the top, blind ambition, state affairs, workplace
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Monday Mornings (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
TV show
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: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, touching ...
Plot: hospital, doctor, surgery, doctors and patients, patient, intern, treatment, staff, workplace, workplace situations, boss, medicine ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 8.0
 9K
The Hour (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, atmospheric, stylized, realistic, tense
Plot: reporter, workplace romance, uncover truth, ambition, workplace, love triangle, investigation, media coverage, career, rivalry, boss, workplace situations ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Prime Suspect (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Prime Suspect is an American police procedural television drama series that premiered on NBC on September 22, 2011. It stars Maria Bello as Detective Jane Timoney. The series is a "re-imagining" of the original British series Prime ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: policewoman, homicide detective, police detective, police investigation, investigator, crime, law enforcement, police station, sexism, crimes, deadly, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.4
 254
K Street (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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, cynical, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: lobbyist, politics, realism, campaign, rivalry, dishonesty, workplace, ambition, state affairs, workplace intrigue, political satire, fictional reality show ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%