Movies and TV shows like State of Affairs

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State of Affairs (2014)
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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 the most vital security issues facing the nation brings with it moral and political judgment calls for Charleston and her trusted group of brilliant analysts at the agency. Aside from the political minefields she has to walk, Charlie has a close personal relationship with the President because she was once engaged to her son before a tragic terrorist attack took his life. Charlie survived that attack and is now determined to bring the perpetrators to justice. Navigating a complex personal life and a pressure-cooker profession is, of course, a challenge, and Charlie sometimes engages in boundary-pushing behavior to avoid facing her grief. But when the clock strikes 2 a.m., she is all about her job - protecting her nation, serving her president and still trying to get to the bottom of her fiancé's murder that will reveal itself as a shocking mystery.
Style: serious, tense, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, compassionate, political, tv series pilot
Audience: family outing
Plot: cia, spy, dead son, national security, politics, workplace situations, usa president, white house, female protagonist, death, social realism, military, oval office, strong female presence, workplace, president, u.s. president, american abroad, chief of staff, state affairs, spies
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.

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Madam Secretary (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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Duration: 43 min.
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Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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Duration: 60 min.
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TV show
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TV show
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TV show
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TV show
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TV show
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TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.6
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TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 7.3
 6K
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⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.8
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TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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