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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, social realism, compassionate, tv series pilot
Audience: family outing
Plot: cia, politics, national security, spies, workplace situations, usa president, state affairs, dead son, white house, female protagonist, spy, death, strong female presence, workplace, president, u.s. president, oval office, chief of staff, american abroad
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, tense and suspenseful films and TV series with plots about state affairs, politics, dishonesty, crimes, workplace situations, danger and workplace mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like State of Affairs: Homeland (2011), Madam Secretary (2014), Scandal (2012), American Odyssey (2015), Covert Affairs (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.3
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Homeland (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
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Story: CIA officer Carrie Mathison is tops in her field despite being bipolar, which makes her volatile and unpredictable. With the help of her long-time mentor Saul Berenson, Carrie fearlessly risks everything, including her personal well-being and even ...
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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: serious, realistic
Plot: politics, chief of staff, u.s. president, relationship vs career, workplace intrigue, politician, secretary of state, workplace situations, president, female protagonist, state affairs, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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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 ...
Style: political thriller, serious, stylized, clever, twists and turns ...
Plot: white house, lawyer, workplace situations, politician, relationship vs career, president, teamwork, democrat, media, senator, coworker, politics ...
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Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
American Odyssey (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: In this "Traffic"-like action drama, an international conspiracy explodes when three strangers' lives unexpectedly collide - a female soldier, a corporate lawyer and a political activist.
Style: twists and turns, captivating, tense, realistic, serious ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Covert Affairs (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A young CIA operative, Annie Walker, is mysteriously summoned to headquarters for duty as a field operative. While Annie believes she's been promoted for her exceptional linguistic skills, there may be something or someone from her past that ...
Style: serious, exciting, captivating, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, virginia, langley virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
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Agent X (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Hidden from the view of the public - and even from the President - there is a top secret agent who is trained and ready to serve, deployed only at the careful discretion of the Vice President.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret agents, heroic mission, politics, undercover, state affairs, heroes, vice president, spy, strong female presence, secret agent, daughter
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Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
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E-Ring (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: E-Ring is an American television military drama, created by Ken Robinson and David McKenna and executive produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, that premiered on NBC on September 21, 2005. The title of the show refers to the structure of The Pentagon, which ...
Style: captivating, rough, suspenseful, disturbing, serious ...
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Place: pentagon, washington d.c.
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100%
 7.7
 920
The Agency (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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 ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.4
 4K
The Code (2014)
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Country: Australia
Duration: 54 min.
TV show
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Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 3.9
 433
Days of Terror (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
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Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Political Animals (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 360 min.
TV show
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Style: realistic, serious, talky, suspense, clever ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.5
 692
Spin (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: John Ellis, a disillusioned suburban ER doctor, who finds his existence transformed when he intervenes in a drive-by shooting, saving a young boy's life and killing one of his attackers. When he learns the boy is still marked for death he finds ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 8.8
 67K
The West Wing (1999)
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Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
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Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 7.5
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The Assets (2014)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 8.7
 474K
House of Cards (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 51 min.
TV show
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Style: serious, cynical, witty, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
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Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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: realistic, tense, serious, captivating, contemplative
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30%
 7.2
 4K
Allegiance (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Alex O'Connor, a young idealistic CIA analyst specializing in Russian affairs, learns a shocking secret and his close-knit, affluent family is about to be split apart when it's revealed that his parents, Mark and Katya, are covert Russian ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.5
 714
Undeniable (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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Style: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful
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⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 6.8
 1K
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TV show
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Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful
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⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.7
 14
Compulsions (2009)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
TV show
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Style: serious, rough, psychological, tense, realistic
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 2.9
 133
Good Chemistry (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After picking up an alluring woman,Toby, a gifted chemist slumming as a high school teacher, is kidnapped by her violent boyfriend and ordered to use his skills to create methamphetamine for a group of drug traffickers. When Toby refuses, his ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, kidnapping, deadly, drug abuse, crimes, danger, on the run, dishonesty, drug dealing, cons and scams, frame up, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.6
 2K
Hostages (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Israel
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: The night before a high profile operation on the PM, the surgeon due to perform the procedure is surprised at her family home by four masked men. The gang quickly take control of her and her family and order her to kill the PM.
Style: tense, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, political conspiracy, treason, crimes, danger, moral dilemma, dishonesty, parents and children, confined, family in danger, abduction, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.2
 388
Final Recourse (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A wealthy high powered woman suffers a horrible tragedy after which she descends into substance abuse,turning her back on her family. She later discovers that someone close to her may be behind her subsequent abduction and kidnapping.
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Berlin Station (2016)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A contemporary spy series that follows Daniel Miller, an undercover agent at the CIA station in Berlin, Germany.
Style: suspense, tense, exciting, twists and turns
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.8
 850
Hidden (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 57 min.
TV show
Story: When a mysterious lawyer Gina Hawkes turns up asking Harry to find a missing alibi witness for her client he agrees to take on the job but is unwittingly drawn into investigating the death of his brother 20 years ago. Harry quickly finds himself ...
Style: tense, twists and turns, captivating, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: crimes, haunted by the past, conspiracy, lawyer, lawyers and clients, legal, who to trust, political conspiracy, investigation, murder, politics, uncover truth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%