Movies and TV shows like Madam Secretary

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Madam Secretary (2014)
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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, workplace, state affairs, power relations, diplomacy, woman, white house, government, strong female presence, international crisis, usa politics, political conflict
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., usa

Most similar movies to Madam Secretary

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and clever films and TV series with plots about workplace situations, workplace, politics, power relations, state affairs, ambition and strong female presence mostly in Drama, Thriller and Comedy genres. Some movies like Madam Secretary: Scandal (2012), The West Wing (1999), State of Affairs (2014), Commander in Chief (2005), The Newsroom (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: serious, stylized, clever, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: workplace situations, lawyer, president, white house, political thriller, politician, teamwork, media, relationship vs career, democrat, senator, politics ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., usa
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 8.8
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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
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100%
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 ⇓
50%
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 ⇓
100%
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 8.6
 105K
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 ⇓
75%
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%
 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 ⇓
50%
 6.5
 54
Presidio Med (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Presidio Med is an American medical drama that aired on CBS from September 2002, to January 2003. The series centers on a San Francisco hospital. It was created by John Wells and Lydia Woodward, who also created ER.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching, medical drama
Audience: girls' night
Plot: hospital, doctor, public health, workplace, doctors and patients, clinic, workplace romance, love and romance, relationship vs career, love affair, disagreement, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Movie in collections
 2.7
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Body & Soul (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 48 min.
TV show
Story: Dr. Rachel Griffen returns from the Far East, planning on incorporating alternative medicine with traditional practices. Her mentor Dr. Isaac Braun is skeptical and administrator Quinten Bremmer outright hostile. Oz is the ever cheerful orderly.
Style: sentimental, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: hospital, workplace, doctors and patients, culture clash, power relations, society, workplace intrigue, female doctor, doctor, mortician, chief of staff, workplace situations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.9
 1K
Three Rivers (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Three Rivers is an American television medical drama that debuted on CBS on October 4, 2009, starring Alex O'Loughlin in the role of an infamous transplant surgeon in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. On November 30, 2009, after just eight episodes of ...
Style: emotional, sincere, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: transplant, hospital, doctor, moral dilemma, human nature, workplace situations, doctors and patients, surgery, dealing with death, race against time, change of heart, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pittsburgh, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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 ⇓
31%
The Politician's Husband (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: Aiden Hoynes is a senior cabinet minister who has always put his career before family, with the support of Freya, his devoted wife and mother to their two young children. But when Freya's own political career takes off and threatens to ...
Style: captivating, realistic, tense, serious, psychological ...
Plot: politics, betrayal, relationship vs career, political intrigue, ambition, family, couples, blind ambition, state affairs, husband wife relationship, career woman, politician ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.5
 137
First Monday (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A newcomer to the Supreme Court finds himself a pivotal force on an often deadlocked bench, frequently at odds over hot-button cases in this earnest but brief legal drama.
Style: sincere, captivating, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: supreme court, legal, power relations, lawsuit, workplace, legal action, workplace situations, life is a bitch, politics, courtroom, judiciary, liberal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.3
 1K
Trust Me (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The series revolves around Rothman, Greene, and Moore, a fictional advertising firm. The storylines center on the difficulties of securing accounts and the characters' personal lives.
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: workplace, advertising, workplace intrigue, relationship vs career, friendship, partners, advertising agency, ambition, promotion, boss and employee, workaholic, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.1
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Hawthorne (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Hawthorne is an hour-long medical drama on the TNT television network starring Jada Pinkett Smith and Michael Vartan. It premiered on June 16, 2009. On Thursday, September 16, 2010, it was announced that Hawthorne has been renewed for a third and ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: hospital, nurse, african american woman, doctors and patients, workplace, single parent, family relations, workplace situations, friendship, female protagonist, coworker relationship, male female relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 ⇓
29%
Made in Jersey (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: A young working-class woman who uses her street smarts to compete among her pedigreed Manhattan colleagues at a prestigious New York law firm.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, talky
Plot: law firm, lawyer, workplace, lawsuit, workplace situations, ambition, legal, jury, rivalry, society, unsupportive coworkers, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 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 ⇓
29%
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 7.4
 306
The $treet (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The $treet is an American television drama series that aired on Fox in 2000. 11 episodes were produced and 6 aired in the U.S. The series was about a small brokerage house called Belmont Stevens located in New York and the lives of its employees. ...
Style: thought provoking, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: wall street, rise to the top, ambition, stock broker, corporate crimes, workplace, power relations, thirtysomething life, blind ambition, teaching the ways of the world, uninhibited rivalry, workplace situations ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Backstairs at the White House (1979)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 540 min.
TV show
Story: Behind the scenes at the White House during eight administrations, as told by the people who work there.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: politics, white house, interracial relations, workplace situations, state affairs, society, head of state, hopes, master and servant, human spirit, campaign, power relations ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 1940s, 40s, 20s ...
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Washington: Behind Closed Doors (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 750 min.
TV show
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, president, political corruption, oval office, telephone call, political leader, government corruption, politician, government, u.s. president, political intrigue, american politics ...
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 ⇓
28%
Strong Medicine (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The lives of staff in the womens' health clinic of a fictitious hospital in Philadelphia.
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: hospital, clinic, workplace, workplace situations, doctors and patients, boss and employee, lifesaver, family relations, lifestyle, feminism, parents and children, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.2
 4K
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
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.8
 414
3 lbs. (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
TV show
Story: 3 lbs is a drama that aired on CBS from November 14 to 28, 2006, replacing the cancelled series Smith. The show itself was then canceled three weeks later due to poor ratings. The title refers to the fact that the average human brain weighs ...
Style: medical drama, realistic, captivating, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: hospital, partners, doctors and patients, reluctant partners, workplace, power relations, doctor, neurosurgeon, friendship, rivalry, workplace situations, surgeon ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.7
 3K
The Minister (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Transport Minister Bertrand Saint-Jean is awoken in the middle of the night by his head of staff. A bus has gone off the road into a gully. He has no choice but to go to the scene of the accident. Thus begins the odyssey of a politician in a world ...
Style: tense, sincere, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Plot: politics, workplace, workplace situations, political intrigue, boss and employee, disagreement, state affairs, prime minister, politician, rivalry, profanity, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.7
 4K
Black Box (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Catherine Black is a world-famous neurologist at the state-of-the-art medical institution known as "The Cube". Catherine is brilliant, beautiful, and at the top of her game, though she's hiding a secret of her own: she's bipolar. ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: mental illness, treatment, mental disorders, workplace, mental disorder, family relations, couples, workplace situations, surgery, therapy, couple relations, neurosurgeon ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 ⇓
27%
 8.1
 125
MDs (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Medicine could be a lucrative business if it weren't for all those sick people. So goes the motto of the mega-sized, mega-frugal HMO that runs Mission General Hospital in San Francisco, where two renegade doctors bend the rules and find the ...
Style: humorous, serious, realistic, medical drama
Plot: hospital, doctor, workplace, doctors and patients, workplace situations, fighting the system, medicine, buddies, boss and employee, power relations, working the system, medical ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Seduction of Joe Tynan (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Respected liberal Senator Joe Tynan is asked to to lead the opposition to a Supreme Court appointment. It means losing an old friend and fudging principles to make the necessary deals, as well as further straining his already part-time family life. ...
Style: realistic, serious, clever, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: political corruption, betrayal, state affairs, dishonesty, fighting the system, relationship vs career, workplace, legal, congress, moral dilemma, infidelity, couple relations ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%