Movies and TV shows like Favorite Son

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Favorite Son (1988)
 7.3
 210
Favorite Son (1988)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 255 min.
TV show
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 pre-Seinfeld Jason Alexander. The miniseries was adapted from the 1987 novel of the same written by Steve Sohmer, who also wrote the teleplay.
Style: political thriller
Plot: political conspiracy, u.s. senator, conspiracy, usa politics, fbi, sex scene, politics, nun, president, usa president, election, u.s. president, senator, campaigning, political campaign, presidential election, presidential campaign, election campaign, u.s. vice president, vice president, garter, lingerie

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Most similar movies to Favorite Son

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and political thriller films and TV series with plots about conspiracy, politics, political conspiracy, spy, murder, danger and state affairs mostly in Thriller, Action and Drama genres. Some movies like Favorite Son: Designated Survivor (2016), Land of the Free (1998), Under Siege (1986), Executive Power (1997), Shadow Conspiracy (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Designated Survivor (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Tom Kirkman, a low-level cabinet member is suddenly appointed President of the United States after a catastrophic attack during the State of the Union kills everyone above him in the Presidential line of succession.
Style: exciting, political, tense, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: adult
Plot: usa president, counter terrorism, politics, investigation, terrorism, spy, marriage, first lady, president, twists and turns, catastrophe, fbi ...
Time: 2010s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Land of the Free (1998)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A politician's campaign manager (Speakman) discovers that the candidate (Shatner) is a front for a military organization plotting a political overthrow of the government. In trying to expose the candidate's right-wing activities, he puts ...
Style: serious, realistic, political thriller
Plot: political conspiracy, conspiracy, car chase, terrorism, terrorist plot, election campaign, terrorist group, corrupt politician, campaign, political corruption, workplace situations, idealism ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.0
 270
Under Siege (1986)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Terrorists launch an attack against the USA. Their first strike is by a suicide squad that detonates a truckload of explosives at an army base in Washington DC. FBI probes indicate that the attack is by Arab terrorists led by Iranians. Subsequent ...
Style: political thriller
Plot: terrorist attack, civil rights, president, senator, bombing, fbi, u.s. army, army, terrorist plot, racial prejudice, cia, u.s. military ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Executive Power (1997)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: While protecting the U.S. President, Secret Service agent Nick Sager helps him to dispose of the body of a young girl, who accidentally died during an adulterous encounter. Some time later, a few weeks before the elections, the disillusioned ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, political thriller
Audience: boys' night
Plot: political conspiracy, torture, usa president, political corruption, conspiracy, extramarital affair, cover-up, campaign, political intrigue, murder, who done it, politics ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Shadow Conspiracy (1997)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Bobby Bishop (Sheen) is a special assistant to the President of the United States. Accidentally, he meets his friend professor Pochenko on the street. Pochenko has time to tell Bishop about some conspiracy in the White House but then immediately ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, political, ridiculous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: political conspiracy, conspiracy, suspense, betrayal, assassination, on the run, corruption, politics, political corruption, witnessing a crime, intrigue, political intrigue ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Loyal Opposition (1998)
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: treason, female protagonist, bomb, airplane, politics, general, mutiny, rabbit, u.s. president, vice president, senator, countdown ...
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.7
 672
OP Center (1995)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
TV show
Story: Paul Hood is the newly appointed director of the OP Center, a special agency gathering a wide variety of experts monitoring international crisis. On his first day on the job, nuclear missiles are stolen from the former Soviet Union by terrorists. ...
Plot: spy, computer, computer cracker, arrest, gunfight, colonel, race against time, u.s. president, hidden camera, mercenary, satellite, pizza ...
Time: 90s
Place: washington d.c., istanbul turkey, ukraine, zurich switzerland, pentagon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Madam Secretary (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
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, political
Plot: politics, chief of staff, relationship vs career, u.s. president, workplace intrigue, politician, usa politics, government, secretary of state, workplace situations, president, state affairs ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 3.5
 482
Armed (2018)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A former U.S. marshal discovers that all of the survivors of his old unit are experiencing the same symptoms simultaneously and there may be a larger conspiracy at hand.
Plot: political conspiracy, forest, conspiracy, female nudity, drinking alcohol, bathtub, swimming pool, shooting, female full frontal nudity
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.0
 9K
Crisis (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: When Washington's most powerful players are pulled into an international conspiracy, an unlikely puppeteer will bring everyone from CEOs to The President of the United States to their knees by threatening the things they hold most dear.
Style: exciting, tense, serious, suspenseful, political ...
Plot: secret service, hostage, secret service agent, conspiracy, investigation, kidnapping, fbi, special agents, hostage situation, twists and turns, parents and children, confined ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Olympus Has Fallen (2013)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: When the White House (Secret Service Code: "Olympus") is captured by a terrorist mastermind and the President is kidnapped, disgraced former Presidential guard Mike Banning finds himself trapped within the building. As the national ...
Style: exciting, rough, serious, intense, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, manly, boys' night
Plot: terrorism, secret service, white house, president, hostage, terrorist attack, one man army, daring rescue, politics, betrayal, bodyguard, u.s. president ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., usa, north korea, pentagon, north america
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Angel Has Fallen (2019)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Secret Service Agent Mike Banning is framed for the attempted assassination of the President and must evade his own agency and the FBI as he tries to uncover the real threat.
Style: exciting, tense, humorous, intense, captivating ...
Audience: manly
Plot: secret service, fbi, terrorist, agent, president, lone hero, secret service agent, white house, justice, gunfight, false accusation, chase ...
Time: future, 2010s, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., virginia, usa, north carolina, west virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.8
 6K
King (2011)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The movie opens with a scene of a bank robbery in progress. The actions of the robbers during the gateway is photographed by Ashwin (Jeeva). After a chase, the injured Ashwin loses his camera to the robbers but managed to retrieve the memory card. ...
Style: political, political thriller
Plot: terrorist, assassination, political campaign, political corruption, terrorism, election, journalism, journalist, politician, election campaign, bomb, murder ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Enemy of the State (1998)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Hotshot Washington lawyer, Robert Dean becomes a victim of high-tech identity theft when a hacker slips an incriminating video into his pocket. Soon, a rogue National Security agent sets out to recover the tape – and destroy Dean.
Style: clever, tense, suspenseful, political, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: conspiracy, surveillance, suspense, espionage, political conspiracy, cia, uncover truth, investigation, politics, on the run, twists and turns, intelligence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: washington d.c., baltimore, maryland, usa, north america
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Terminal List (2022)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: Navy SEAL Commander James Reece turns to vengeance as he investigates the mysterious forces behind the murder of his entire platoon. Free from the military’s command structure, Reece applies the lessons he’s learned from nearly two decades of ...
Style: thrilling, dark, neo noir
Plot: soldier, political conspiracy, war veteran, vengeance, government conspiracy, revenge, supernatural, mental health, criminal, warrior, violence, murder ...
Time: future, 2020s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
London Has Fallen (2016)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Bulgaria
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In London for the Prime Minister's funeral, Mike Banning discovers a plot to assassinate all the attending world leaders.
Style: exciting, intense, serious, psychotronic, clever ...
Audience: boys' night, manly, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: terrorism, terrorist, secret service, president, conspiracy, terrorist attack, save the day, graphic violence, secret agents, assassination, head of state, world politics ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: england, london, egypt, scotland, tower bridge london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.4
 75K
The Siege (1998)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The secret US abduction of a suspected terrorist leads to a wave of terrorist attacks in New York that lead to the declaration of martial law.
Style: intense, political, exciting, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, adult
Plot: terrorism, cia, martial law, lone hero, suspense, fbi, conspiracy theory, military, spy, siege, civil rights, working undercover ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, israel, middle east, brooklyn new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.9
 762
The Next Man (1976)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Khalil is an Arab diplomat who wants to not only make peace with Israel, but admit the Jewish state as a member of OPEC. This instantly makes him a target for a series of ingeniously conceived assassination attempts, most of which he foils with the ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, diplomacy, assassination attempt, peaceful mission, idealism, state affairs, undercover, heroes, rivalry, secret agents, politics, against the rules ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, israel, london, nice france, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 3.6
 477
Decommissioned (2016)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: When an ex-CIA agent discovers his family have been kidnapped he sets out to rescue them, only to discover they are being held hostage and won't be released unless he carries out a mission to assassinate the President. He must use his advanced ...
Style: captivating, suspenseful, tense
Plot: assassination of president, frame up, political conspiracy, battles, conspiracy, suspense, assassination plot, special agents, scapegoat, fight, ex cia agent, cia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.1
 6K
End Game (2006)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Alex Thomas was the man in charge of protecting the president but, when the time came to fulfill his duties, everything just went wrong. His conscience haunted by a bullet and his devotion to his country stronger than ever, Alex teams with seasoned ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, political ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: conspiracy, investigation, assassination, journalist, police, secret service, political conspiracy, car chase, spy, haunted by the past, political intrigue, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.7
 804
The Grid (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 266 min.
TV show
Story: A team of American and British counter-terrorists are tasked with stopping a terrorist cell who's operating on a global level.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, fbi, murder, investigation, save the day, rivalry, rebellion, undercover, race against time, political conspiracy, political unrest, politics ...
Time: 21st century
Place: england, europe, london, africa, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Dead On: Relentless II (1992)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Detective Sam Dietz is paired with a shady FBI agent to track down another serial killer terrorizing Los Angeles.
Style: slasher, serious, realistic, scary, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, police corruption, law enforcement, master criminal, track down, rivalry, dishonesty, espionage, partners against crime, reluctant partners, mind game, police investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Assassination File (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An ex-FBI agent gradually uncovers the nature of a conspiracy behind the death of a black presidential candidate
Plot: conspiracy, fbi agent, female agent, senator, presidential candidate, fbi, female protagonist, murder, betrayal, assassination, car bomb, videotaping
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Designated Survivor: 60 Days (2019)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 70 min.
TV show
Story: An explosion at the National Assembly kills everyone in the cabinet, leaving Park Mu-jin, the Minister of Environment, to become the next president. Park Mu-jin is a scientist-turned-politician who has no ambitions in politics, but as the acting ...
Style: captivating, suspenseful, tense, political, political thriller
Plot: politics, president, terrorist attack, conspiracy, survivor, justice, family relations, catastrophe, investigation, terrorism, twists and turns, counter terrorism ...
Place: south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
On Dangerous Ground (1996)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK, Luxembourg
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Vusi Madlazi returns to the South African village he left as a young boy (he was organizing against apartheid, and left in fear of his life) to bury his father. He meets up with his brother Ernest, who tells him their other brother Stephen ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, spy, terrorism, graphic violence, conspiracy, dishonesty, working undercover, tough heroes, secret agents, race against time, politics, soldier ...
Time: 90s
Place: china, england, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.8
 115K
Patriot Games (1992)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: When CIA Analyst Jack Ryan interferes with an IRA assassination, a renegade faction targets Jack and his family as revenge.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, political, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, adult
Plot: terrorism, spy, assassination, terrorist, cia, revenge, ira, suspense, violence, hitman, espionage, irish republican army ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, london, washington d.c., new england, scotland yard ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: captivating, tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: military, uncover truth, twists and turns, corporate crime, graphic violence, left to die, dishonesty, spy, family relations, society, state affairs, feminist ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.4
 13K
Legends (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Working for the FBI's Deep Cover Operations division, Martin Odum can transform himself into a different person -- whether it's an assignment as a Serbian extremist, a corrupt Chicago police officer, a British special forces colonel, or a ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic, gloomy
Audience: boys' night
Plot: twists and turns, fbi, government agency, secret identity, special agents, swat team, spy, espionage, mysterious character, state affairs, betrayal, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.4
 9K
Secret City (2016)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 49 min.
TV show
Story: Beneath the placid facade of Canberra, amidst rising tension between China and America, senior political journalist Harriet Dunkley uncovers a secret city of interlocked conspiracies, putting innocent lives in danger including her own.
Style: captivating, suspenseful, serious, political thriller
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: spy, journalist, politics, conspiracy, betrayal, self sacrifice, death, murder, infidelity, twists and turns, suspense, political conspiracy ...
Time: 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.1
 339K
Shooter (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A marksman living in exile is coaxed back into action after learning of a plot to kill the president. Ultimately double-crossed and framed for the attempt, he goes on the run to track the real killer and find out who exactly set him up, and why.
Style: intense, exciting, serious, realistic, political ...
Audience: manly, boys' night
Plot: sniper, conspiracy, corruption, fbi, military, one man army, revenge, swat team, cover up, assassination, false accusation, on the run ...
Time: 21st century
Place: virginia, iraq, philadelphia, boston, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%