Presidential campaign movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant presidential campaign movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, suspense, political, clever, humorous and serious films and TV shows about / with presidential campaign, politics, media, runaway, politician, president, political campaign, society, campaign and state affairs plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Biography genres shot in USA, France, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as presidential campaign: The Ides of March (2011), The Front Runner (2018), The Magic Tuche (2018), Bajland (2000), Our Brand Is Crisis (2015), Game Change (2012), Recount (2008), Nashville (1975), Vice (2018), Too Big to Fail (2011).

List of presidential campaign movies

The Ides of March (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Dirty tricks stand to soil an ambitious young press spokesman's idealism in a cutthroat presidential campaign where 'victory' is relative.
Style: suspense, talky, tense, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: political intrigue, politics, election, campaign, loyalty, intern, presidential campaign, political corruption, ambition, state affairs, media, power struggle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: ohio, usa, cincinnati ohio, california
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The Front Runner (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Gary Hart, former Senator of Colorado, becomes the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1987. Hart's intelligence, charisma and idealism makes him popular with young voters, leaving him with a seemingly clear path to the ...
Style: psychological, sentimental, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: politician, scandal, politics, senator, presidential campaign, affair, reputation, society, homosexual, rivalry, media, gender ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, colorado
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The Magic Tuche (2018)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After a groundbreaking presidential election, Jeff Tuche becomes the new President of France and moves in the Elysee with his family to govern the country.
Style: humorous, entertaining, light, captivating, feel good
Plot: politics, presidential campaign, family relations, election, government, husband wife relationship, president, first lady, society, rivalry, housewife, political candidate ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: paris france, france
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 5.8
 30
Bajland (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 90 min.
Style: captivating, humorous, serious, realistic
Plot: presidential campaign, inheritance, candidate, politics, politician, presidential election, election, press conference, argument, last will and testament, apartment, poster ...
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Our Brand Is Crisis (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A feature film based on the documentary "Our Brand Is Crisis", which focuses on the use of American political campaign strategies in South America.
Style: political, satirical, tricky, clever, harsh ...
Audience: kids
Plot: political campaign, presidential campaign, rivals, presidential candidate, politician, election, debate, humiliation, sabotage, conspiracy, world politics, dialogue ...
Time: year 2002
Place: bolivia, south america, california, latin america, new orleans ...
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 7.4
 21K
Game Change (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Based on the book by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin, Game Change focuses on the Republican run of the 2008 Presidential election, when candidate John McCain picks a relative unknown, Alaskan governor Sarah Palin, to be his running mate. As the ...
Style: talky, realistic, serious, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: politics, campaign, election, presidential election, republican, conservative, republican party, american politics, ambition, state affairs, americana, government official ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2008, year 2007 ...
Place: usa, washington d.c., alaska, philadelphia, pennsylvania ...
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 7.4
 12K
Recount (2008)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A chronicle of the weeks after the 2000 U.S. presidential election and the subsequent recounts in Florida.
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, factual, intense ...
Plot: political conspiracy, politics, election, presidential election, democrat, campaign, republican, political corruption, state affairs, dishonesty, americana, legal action ...
Time: 21st century, year 2000
Place: usa, florida, texas, washington d.c., new jersey ...
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 7.7
 23K
Nashville (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 160 min.
Story: This movie tells the intersecting stories of various people connected to the music business in Nashville. Barbara Jean is the reigning queen of Nashville but is near collapse. Linnea and Delbert Reese have a shaky marriage and 2 deaf children. Opal ...
Style: talky, biting, suspense, clever, realistic ...
Plot: satire, politics, multiple storylines, rally, country music, candidate, music, showbiz, country, social decay, couple relations, americana ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: tennessee, nashville tennessee, usa, california
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 7.2
 116K
Vice (2018)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: George W. Bush picks Dick Cheney, the CEO of Halliburton Co., to be his Republican running mate in the 2000 presidential election. No stranger to politics, Cheney's impressive résumé includes stints as White House chief of staff, House ...
Style: realistic, captivating, humorous, psychological, cynical ...
Plot: u.s. president, political campaign, vice president, iraq war, war on terror, politician, political leader, u.s. constitution, u.s. congress, intrigue, marketing, money ...
Time: year 1968, 2010s, september 11 2001, 80s, 70s ...
Place: washington d.c., usa, wyoming, united states, america ...
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Too Big to Fail (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Based on the bestselling book by Andrew Ross Sorkin, 'Too Big to Fail' offers an intimate look at the epochal financial crisis of 2008 and the powerful men and women who decided the fate of the world's economy in a matter of a few ...
Style: thought provoking, tense, sincere, factual, suspenseful ...
Plot: financial crisis, wall street, bankruptcy, politics, moral dilemma, society, race against time, social problems, state affairs, corporate world, senator, stock broker ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2008
Place: washington d.c., new york, usa, middle east, california
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 7.3
 171
Favorite Son (1988)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 172 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 ...
Plot: u.s. senator, conspiracy, presidential campaign, presidential election, lingerie, political campaign, politics, election, u.s. vice president, fbi, sex scene, nun ...
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Give 'em Hell, Harry! (1975)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: One man show about the presidency of Harry S Truman.
Style: political comedy, political, one man show
Plot: communism, newspaper headline, korean war, nuclear bomb, presidential campaign, politician, senate, u.s. congress, bomb, union, scandal, first lady ...
Time: year 1948, 50s, 1940s, 1950s
Place: washington state, korea, japan, minnesota, israel ...
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 5.0
 202
Maidstone (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Over a booze-fueled, increasingly hectic five-day shoot in East Hampton, Norman Mailer and his cast and crew spontaneously unloaded onto film the lurid and loony chronicle of U.S. presidential candidate and filmmaker Norman T. Kingsley debating and ...
Style: cinema verite
Plot: flashback, sexism, actor, civil rights, blood, male prostitute, british, politician, tv host, mccarthyism, male female relationship, mallet ...
Place: new york
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 6.5
 6K
LBJ (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
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.
Style: political, realistic, serious, emotional, suspense
Plot: politics, kennedy assassination, husband wife relationship, vice president, civil rights, assassination, u.s. congress, president, society, telephone call, waiter, grief ...
Time: year 1960, 1960s, 60s, year 1968, year 1959 ...
Place: washington d.c., georgia, dallas texas, wyoming, west virginia ...
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 7.6
 3K
The Best Man (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The other party is in disarray. Five men vie for the party nomination for president. No one has a majority as the first ballot closes and the front-runners begin to decide how badly they want the job.
Style: serious, realistic, cynical, social realism, rough ...
Plot: politics, election campaign, political intrigue, rivalry, rise to the top, ambition, corrupt politician, head of state, state affairs, media, opponent, power relations ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: los angeles
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Wild in the Streets (1968)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Max Flatow is a precocious, social miscreant who has a way with home-made explosives. When he tires of these, he runs away from home only to emerge seven years later as Max Frost, the world's most popular entertainer. When Congressman John ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, clever, humorous, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: politics, satire, congress, suburban life, teenage life, political unrest, rebelliousness, suburbs, rock, drug abuse, rally, stoners ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: los angeles, washington d.c., u.s. capitol building
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Jackie, Ethel, Joan: The Women of Camelot (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 163 min.
Story: They were more than Washington wives. They were part of an American dream known as Camelot. With strength and cunning they upheld their public image by concealing their private truths. Jackie, Ethel and Joan had little choice. They were Kennedy ...
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, talky, contemplative
Plot: kennedy family, politics, rise to the top, introspection, relationship vs career, americana, family life, family tradition, ambition, crumbling marriage, head of state, society ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, texas
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 7.2
 78K
Wag the Dog (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: During the final weeks of a presidential race, the President is accused of sexual misconduct. To distract the public until the election, the President's adviser hires a Hollywood producer to help him stage a fake war.
Style: talky, humorous, realistic, thought provoking, suspense ...
Plot: political conspiracy, presidential election, political corruption, satire, election, cia, senator, election campaign, politics, war, journalism, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: albania, washington d.c., usa, latin america, iraq ...
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 6.1
 18K
Swing Vote (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In a remarkable turn of events, the result of the presidential election comes down to one man's vote.
Style: humorous, semi serious, satirical, touching, entertaining ...
Plot: politics, political campaign, presidential election, election, small town, parents and children, state affairs, single father, father daughter relationship, media, campaign, u.s. president ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: new mexico, usa, albuquerque new mexico, mexico, california
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 7.7
 17K
Sorcerer (1977)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Four criminals from different parts of the globe, all hiding from their pasts in the same remote South American town, agree to risk their lives transporting gallons of unstable nitroglycerin across dangerous jungle.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: jungle, survival, danger, oil company, dynamite, dangerous mission, rope bridge, existentialism, bandit, terrorist, chases and races, deadly ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: nicaragua, jerusalem, new jersey, paris france, central america ...
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Man of the Year (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The irreverent host of a political satire talk show decides to run for president and expose corruption in Washington. His stunt goes further than he expects when he actually wins the election, but a software engineer suspects that a computer glitch ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, sincere, realistic, twists and turns ...
Plot: politics, presidential election, media, campaign, state affairs, head of state, against the odds, couples, love and romance, comedian, satire, conspiracy theory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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 5.5
 18K
Head of State (2003)
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, realistic, witty, semi serious, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: presidential election, election campaign, politics, state affairs, ambition, fish out of water, republican, head of state, satire, white house, rescue, bail bondsman ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., nashville tennessee, chicago illinois
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 5.1
 21K
First Daughter (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Samantha MacKenzie, the daughter of the president of the United States, arrives at college with a group of Secret Service agents. Samantha, however, resents their presence and decides she wants to attend school just like a normal student. Her father ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, sweet, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: college life, unlikely couple, college, fall in love, student life, white house, secret agents, youth, love and romance, friendship, first lady, daughter ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, washington d.c., san francisco
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Definitely, Maybe (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When Will decides to tell his daughter the story of how he met her mother, he discovers that a second look at the past might also give him a second chance at the future.
Style: romantic, sentimental, sweet, emotional, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: father daughter relationship, divorce, single father, male female friendship, fall in love, free spirited, lovers, true love, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, storytelling, college, journalist ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 21st century, 20th century, year 1992 ...
Place: wisconsin, new york, usa, new york state, united states ...
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 7.0
 41K
Bobby (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In 1968 the lives of a retired doorman, hotel manager, lounge singer, busboy, beautician and others intersect in the wake of Robert F. Kennedy's assassination at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles.
Style: realistic, captivating, intense, light, melancholic ...
Plot: politics, hotel, senator, corruption, racial slur, reporter, state affairs, power relations, dishonesty, assassination, campaign, marriage ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1968
Place: los angeles, california, usa, vietnam, texas
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Barbarians at the Gate (1993)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A television movie based upon the book by Bryan Burrough and John Helyar, about the leveraged buyout (LBO) of RJR Nabisco.
Style: realistic, suspense, talky, witty, humorous ...
Plot: wall street, satire, dinner party, ambition, dishonesty, fighting the system, contests and competitions, misfit, boss and employee, uninhibited rivalry, workplace situations, rise to the top ...
Time: 80s
Place: manhattan new york city, new york, atlanta georgia, california
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All the President's Men (1976)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: In the run-up to the 1972 elections, Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward covers what seems to be a minor break-in at the Democratic Party National headquarters. He is surprised to find top lawyers already on the defense case, and the discovery of ...
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, factual, tense ...
Plot: politics, political conspiracy, journalism, investigation, newspaper, political corruption, president, political intrigue, political thriller, white house, cover up, wiretap ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1972
Place: washington d.c., usa, united states
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All the King's Men (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The story of an idealist's rise to power in the world of Louisiana politics and the corruption that leads to his ultimate downfall. Based on the1946 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel written by Robert Penn Warren.
Style: serious, captivating, emotional, realistic, intense ...
Plot: politics, manipulation, blackmail, mistress, political corruption, ambition, journalist, fighting the system, scandal, governor, rise to the top, state affairs ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 50s, 1950s
Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa, new orleans, new jersey
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Linda Lovelace for President (1975)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An intentionally campy film designed to capitalize on Linda Lovelace's sudden fame following "Deep Throat", this film centers around Linda's fictional grass roots campaign to run for president. Touring the country with a rag-tag ...
Style: offbeat, sexual, humorous, sexy, realistic ...
Plot: assassination attempt, state affairs, politics, media, head of state, rise to the top, society, gender, leadership, campaign, looking for sex, americana ...
Time: 70s
Place: america
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 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, realistic, serious, cynical, biting ...
Plot: politics, lobbyist, ambition, dishonesty, realism, campaign, workplace intrigue, state affairs, rivalry, workplace, political satire, fictional reality show ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., usa
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