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The Man
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When the President and Speaker of the House are killed in a building collapse, and the Vice-President declines the office due to age and ill-health, Senate President pro tempore Douglas Dilman (James Earl Jones) suddenly becomes the first black man to occupy the Oval Office. The events from that day to the next election when he must decide if he will actually run challenge his skills as a politician and leader.
Plot: vice president, u.s. vice president, political candidate, president, u.s. president
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House of Cards
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USA
51 min.
 8.9
Political Animals
Drama
USA
360 min.
 7.8
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, talky and tense films with plots about u.s. president, president, politics, vice president, u.s. vice president, white house and oval office mostly in Drama, Thriller and Biography genres. Some movies like The Man: LBJ: The Early Years (1987), The West Wing (1999), Political Animals (2012), DC 9/11: Time of Crisis (2003), Loyal Opposition (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, senator, president ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, year 1966 ...
Place: texas, usa, america
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System:   95%
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 8.7
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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 ...
Style: serious, talky, clever, realistic, witty ...
Plot: politics, white house, head of state, idealism, political intrigue, americana, state affairs, workplace, couple relations, politician, workplace situations, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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System:   85%
    User:   76%
 
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: clever, talky, 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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System:   67%
    User:   74%
 
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DC 9/11: Time of Crisis
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: This is the story of the days directly after 9/11, and the president's whereabouts. Scheduled to air shortly before the second anniversary of the September 11 attacks, DC 9/11 takes an inside look at the Bush Administration, beginning with the ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, thought provoking, sincere ...
Plot: leadership, terrorism, hijacking, politics, americana, danger, society, state affairs, government agency, head of state, political conspiracy, confined ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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System:   65%
    User:   78%
 
Loyal Opposition
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: When a terrorist surfaces, the Chairman of the Joint Chief urges the President for military response. However, the President prefers to try negotiating. So, the General takes the President prisoner and launches an offensive of his own. And the Vice ...
Plot: white house, senator, president, vice president, rabbit, nuclear bomb, u.s. vice president, countdown, treason, female protagonist, held at gunpoint, hostage ...
Place: washington d.c.
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System:   64%
    User:   56%
 
 7.2
 2K
Truman
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Biographical account of America's President for the latter part of WWII. Shows Truman's rise from small-town nobody to leader of the USA, his decision to use the Atomic Bomb against Japan, and subsequent election as the US' post-war ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, captivating, political drama
Plot: head of state, soldier, rise and fall, human spirit, idealism, political corruption, presidential election, political unrest, politics, injustice, campaign, fighting the system ...
Time: 1950s
Place: asia, missouri, usa, japan
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System:   63%
    User:   58%
 
 7.3
 11K
All the Way
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Lyndon B. Johnson's amazing 11-month journey from taking office after JFK's assassination, through the fight to pass the 1964 Civil Rights Act and his own presidential campaign, culminating on the night LBJ is actually elected to the ...
Style: dramatic, factual, intense, melancholic, interesting ...
Plot: politics, political, president, racism, race issues, assassination, assassin, mentor, corruption, surveillance, conspiracy, courage ...
Time: 1960s
Place: new jersey, california, vietnam, texas, usa ...
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System:   63%
    User:   64%
 
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The President's Plane Is Missing
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When the President's plane mysteriously disappears with him on board, it is left to the seemingly weak Vice President to try and advert a nuclear exchange with the Chinese.
Plot: conspiracy, cold war, u.s. president, secretary of state, vice president, u.s. vice president, airplane accident, airplane
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System:   61%
    User:   61%
 
 8.9
 408K
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
Plot: politics, political intrigue, political corruption, blind ambition, manipulations, state affairs, dishonesty, power relations, postmodernism, drugs/alcohol, u.s. congress, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c., u.s. capitol building
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System:   60%
    User:   69%
 
The Day Reagan Was Shot
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The Day Reagan Was Shot is a 2001 film made for television directed by Cyrus Nowrasteh. The film stars Richard Dreyfuss as Alexander Haig and Richard Crenna as Ronald Reagan.
Style: semi serious, disturbing, realistic, biting
Plot: head of state, assassination attempt, chaos and mayhem, political conspiracy, political corruption, americana, media, state affairs, politics, assassination, road not taken, campaign ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
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System:   59%
    User:   68%
 
Eleanor and Franklin
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 203 min.
Story: The story of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, from early youth to his election as President of the United States, as told from Eleanor's point of view.
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, captivating, political drama
Plot: state affairs, couples, romance, family relations, head of state, couple relations, politics, forbidden love, parents and children, usa president, democrat, redemption ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 30s, 20th century, 1920s ...
Place: boston, usa, new york
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System:   59%
    User:   64%
 
 6.0
 26
Prince Jack
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A dramatic look at the inner workings of the Kennedy administration.
Plot: kennedy family, attorney general, political, politician, politics, cold war, bathtub, prince, racism, american south, assassination, cia ...
Time: 1960s
Place: usa, texas, america, dallas texas, washington d.c.
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System:   57%
    User:   47%
 
 7.0
 22K
The Contender
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, idealism, president, conspiracy, morality, adultery, assassination, world politics, political, strong sexual content, head of state, white house ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, california, virginia, ohio, washington d.c.
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System:   55%
    User:   51%
 
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Give 'em Hell, Harry!
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: One man show about the presidency of Harry S Truman.
Style: one man show, political comedy
Plot: presidential candidate, union, first lady, presidential election, white house, congressman, senate, u.s. congress, presidential campaign, communism, korean war, live audience ...
Time: 1950s, 1940s
Place: japan, america, missouri, seattle washington, usa ...
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System:   54%
    User:   58%
 
 6.4
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LBJ
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story of U.S. President Lyndon Baines Johnson from his young days in West Texas to the White House.
Plot: flash forward, hospital, telephone, telephone call, drinking, drink, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, 13 year old, kiss on the cheek, elevator, cigarette smoking ...
Time: 1960s, year 1962, year 1961, year 1968, year 1965 ...
Place: texas, georgia, washington d.c., west virginia, wyoming ...
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System:   53%
    User:   58%
 
 6.5
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Deterrence
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The President of the United States must deal with an international military crisis while confined to a Colorado diner during a freak snowstorm.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, talky, surprise ending ...
Plot: politics, president, nuclear war, nuclear bomb, leadership, secret service, world politics, end of the world, weapons, conspiracy, political unrest, political ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century, year 2008, near future ...
Place: iraq, colorado, usa, middle east, korea
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System:   51%
    User:   54%
 
 4.2
 516
First Family
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The president (Bob Newhart) and his boozing wife (Madeline Kahn) go to Africa to bargain for their abducted daughter's (Gilda Radner) return.
Style: not serious, humorous, offbeat, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: head of state, parody, eccentric family, state affairs, looking for sex, alcohol abuse, politics, kidnapping, family life, disorder, u.s. president, president ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa
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System:   49%
    User:   55%
 
 7.3
 152
Favorite Son
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 172 min.
Story: Favorite Son is a miniseries about political intrigue that aired on NBC in 1988 a week before that year's presidential election. It starred Harry Hamlin, Linda Kozlowski, James Whitmore, Robert Loggia, John Mahoney, Ronny Cox, and a ...
Plot: u.s. senator, conspiracy, u.s. president, sex scene, political thriller, nun, fbi, lingerie, election campaign, political campaign, presidential campaign, presidential election ...
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System:   48%
    User:   55%
 
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Advise & Consent
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A Senate investigation into the President's newly-nominated Secretary of State gives light to a secret from the past, which may not only ruin the candidate, but the President's character as well.
Style: realistic, clever, serious, sincere, dramatic ...
Plot: politics, idealism, journalism, political corruption, fighting the system, political, president, world politics, dedicated lawyer, senator, secrets, conspiracy ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1930s, 1960s
Place: usa, washington d.c., manhattan, new york city, manhattan new york city
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System:   48%
    User:   52%
 
The Obama Effect
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A serious health scare ignites John Thomas, an insurance salesman in his 50s, to take a closer look at his life. Motivated by a misguided obsession with getting Barack Obama elected, John takes an overwhelming involvement in the Presidential ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental
Plot: couple relations, parents and children, americana, midlife crisis, campaign, society, unfulfillment, couples, family relations, u.s. president, political satire, president ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   45%
 
 5.4
 17K
Head of State
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When a presidential candidate dies unexpectedly in the middle of the campaign, the Democratic party unexpectedly picks a Washington, D.C. alderman, Mays Gilliam (Rock) as his replacement .
Style: humorous, clever, semi serious, funny, realistic ...
Plot: politics, hip hop, president, head of state, white house, corruption, campaign, fish out of water, political, stereotypes, ambition, parody ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois, washington d.c.
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System:   47%
    User:   56%
 
The Brady Bunch in the White House
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Mike Brady becomes the President of the United States, and names Carol as his V.P..
Style: not serious, humorous, witty, political comedy
Plot: anti heroes, parody, goofy hero, head of state, political conspiracy, political intrigue, campaign, politics, fighting the system, nothing goes right, family life, media ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
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System:   44%
    User:   52%
 
The Kidnapping of the President
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A South American quasi-revolutionary/guerilla/terrorist and a misled, admiring girl compatriot manage to kidnap the U.S. President during a diplomatic visit to Toronto. With a nondescript armored truck, crudely yet somehow elaborately rigged with ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, head of state, hostages, special agents, terrorism, chases and races, politics, confined, danger, state affairs, secret agents, race against time ...
Time: 70s
Place: canada, south america
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System:   43%
    User:   42%
 
 6.8
 44K
Dave
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Bill Mitchell is the philandering and distant President of the United States. Dave Kovic is a sweet-natured and caring Temp Agency operator, who by a staggering coincidence looks exactly like the President. As such, when Mitchell wants to escape an ...
Style: humorous, witty, touching, clever, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: politics, romance, secret service, political corruption, white house, conspiracy, president, corruption, world politics, head of state, coma, political ...
Time: 90s, year 1993, 20th century, twentieth century, 1990s
Place: usa, california, washington d.c.
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System:   42%
    User:   42%
 
 7.3
 49K
Thirteen Days
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Dramatisation of the Cuban Missile Crisis, the nuclear standoff with the USSR sparked by the discovery by the Americans of missle bases established on the Soviet allied island of Cuba. Shown from the perspective of the US President, John F Kennedy, ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, tense, factual ...
Plot: politics, cold war, president, military, nuclear, white house, head of state, political, world politics, nuclear war, conspiracy, assassination ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1962
Place: cuba, usa, boston, russia, manhattan new york city ...
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System:   42%
    User:   43%
 
 8.4
 413K
Prison Break
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Due to a political conspiracy, an innocent man is sent to death row and his only hope is his brother, who makes it his mission to deliberately get himself sent to the same prison in order to break the both of them out, from the inside out.
Style: suspenseful, tense, exciting, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: escape, fugitives, prison, brother, manhunt, fighting the system, wrongful imprisonment, death sentence, prison life, confined, on the run, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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System:   41%
    User:   45%
 
My Fellow Americans
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: They used to run the country. Now they're running for their lives! Two on-the-lam former Presidents of the United States. Framed in a scandal by the current President and pursued by armed agents, the two squabbling political foes plunge into a ...
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic, funny ...
Plot: politics, assassination, president, secret service, political corruption, conspiracy, homeless, corruption, white house, on the road, political, head of state ...
Time: 90s
Place: west virginia, washington d.c., usa, ohio
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System:   41%
    User:   48%
 
 6.7
 62K
Jackie
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Chile, France, USA, Hong Kong, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An account of the days of First Lady, Jacqueline Kennedy, in the immediate aftermath of John F. Kennedy's assassination in 1963.
Style: dramatic, melancholic, emotional, talky, sad ...
Plot: assassination, president, death, assassin, hospital, period piece, widow, first lady, character study, kennedy assassination, american history, life & death ...
Time: 1960s, year 1963
Place: california, usa, texas, america, dallas texas ...
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System:   39%
    User:   43%
 

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Robert Kennedy & His Times
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 309 min.
Story: A personal portrait of one of the most controversial men of this century and the turbulent times in which he lived. An entire era, including the fight for civil rights, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the American entry into Vietnam, and the eventual ...
Plot: kennedy family, politics, campaign, president, u.s. president
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System:   38%
    User:   40%
 
Washington: Behind Closed Doors
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, u.s. president, government, political leader, white house, president, government corruption, political corruption, american politics, oval office, political intrigue, telephone call ...
Place: washington d.c.
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System:   37%
    User:   36%
 
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