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, humorous, clever, talky and interesting films and TV shows about / with presidential campaign, politics, election, president, political campaign, presidential election, politician, u.s. president, political and media 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), Our Brand Is Crisis (2015), Game Change (2012), Recount (2008), Nashville (1975), Vice (2018), Too Big to Fail (2011), The Obama Effect (2012).

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, intern, loyalty, presidential campaign, political corruption, power struggle, talented, state affairs, media ...
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, thought provoking, captivating, sentimental
Plot: politician, scandal, politics, senator, presidential campaign, affair, reputation, homosexual, society, rivalry, media, gender ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
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, captivating, feel good, light
Plot: politics, presidential campaign, government, family relations, election, husband wife relationship, president, first lady, rivalry, society, housewife, lottery ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: france, paris france
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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: satirical, tricky, clever, harsh, light ...
Audience: kids
Plot: political campaign, presidential campaign, rivals, politician, election, presidential candidate, debate, sabotage, humiliation, political, conspiracy, world politics ...
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, conservative, republican, republican party, american politics, ambition, americana, state affairs, government official ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2008, year 2007 ...
Place: usa, washington d.c., alaska, philadelphia, south carolina ...
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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, serious, captivating, factual, intense ...
Plot: political conspiracy, politics, election, presidential election, republican, democrat, campaign, political corruption, americana, state affairs, dishonesty, media ...
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, americana, campaign, sexual content, profanity, society ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: tennessee, nashville tennessee, usa, california
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 7.2
 111K
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, cynical, humorous, psychological ...
Plot: u.s. president, political campaign, vice president, iraq war, war on terror, politician, intrigue, political leader, u.s. congress, u.s. constitution, tragic event, money ...
Time: year 2001, year 1968, september 11 2001, year 1973, 21st century ...
Place: washington d.c., usa, america, wyoming, cambodia ...
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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, senator, state affairs, race against time, social problems, society, corporate world, stock broker ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2008
Place: washington d.c., new york, usa, middle east, california
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The Obama Effect (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A serious health scare ignites John Thomas, an insurance salesman in his 50s, to take a closer look at his life. Motivated by a misguided obsession with getting Barack Obama elected, John takes an overwhelming involvement in the Presidential ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental
Plot: midlife crisis, couples, parents and children, unfulfillment, couple relations, americana, campaign, family relations, society, political satire, democracy, political candidate ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012
Place: usa
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 7.3
 168
Favorite Son (1988)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 172 min.
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, usa politics, election, politics, fbi, vice president, garter, senator, u.s. president, political thriller, sex scene ...
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 5.6
 599
Running Mates (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A governor running for President gets revealed to be a serial philanderer.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, biting, suspense
Plot: idealism, campaign, politics, ambition, lifestyle, fighting the system, rise to the top, democrat, political intrigue, society, workplace, love affair ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, michigan, washington d.c.
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 5.8
 28
Bajland (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 90 min.
Plot: assistant, poster, argument, presidential election, press conference, presidential campaign, psychiatrist, candidate, last will and testament, inheritance, apartment, politician ...
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 5.5
 295
Running Mates (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A story of longtime love finally coming to fruition, former captain of the high school football team Ed Harris meets up with his high school crush Diane Keaton years after high school. He is a successful U.S. senator running for president and ...
Plot: satire, presidential election, campaign, political campaign, engagement, political satire, scandal, senator, presidential candidate, presidential campaign, election, politician ...
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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, one man show
Plot: watergate, spouse, movie actor, winston churchill, impersonation, retirement, labor, play, general, american, ku klux klan, american politics ...
Time: 50s, year 1948, 1940s, 1950s
Place: america, missouri, usa, seattle, chicago illinois ...
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 5.0
 196
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: politician, women's rights, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, witness, controversy, filmmaker, family relations, mallet, sex, politics, male female relationship, improv ...
Place: new york
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 7.6
 97
The One (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Argentina
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Andrés Bilbao just wants to be the new associate in the Nevares Sosa law firm. Mariana just wants to clear her father's mysterious death. But they never guessed what was coming.
Plot: tv interview, flash forward, autism, assassination plot, mysterious death, district attorney, maid, art gallery, seeing the future, fake kidnapping, abbey, presidential campaign ...
Place: patagonia
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 7.3
 13K
All the Way (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Lyndon B. Johnson's amazing 11-month journey from taking office after JFK's assassination, through the fight to pass the 1964 Civil Rights Act and his own presidential campaign, culminating on the night LBJ is actually elected to the ...
Style: factual, realistic, tense, intense, talky ...
Plot: politics, racial issues, political, racism, civil rights movement, prejudice, civil rights, presidential election, kennedy assassination, activism, political campaign, racial tension ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, year 1963
Place: texas, usa, america, vietnam, dallas texas ...
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 6.5
 5K
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: emotional, realistic, serious, suspense
Plot: political, politics, kennedy assassination, husband wife relationship, assassination, civil rights, vice president, u.s. congress, president, society, debate, baby boy ...
Time: year 1960, 1960s, 60s, year 1961, year 1965 ...
Place: washington d.c., texas, wyoming, west virginia, georgia ...
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Undecided: The Movie (2016)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A camera crew follows two "undecided" voters along the actual campaign trail, and no Presidential candidate - on either side of the aisle - is spared.
Plot: politics, presidential campaign, political campaign
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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, rough, social realism ...
Plot: politics, election campaign, political intrigue, ambition, rise to the top, rivalry, corrupt politician, power relations, media, head of state, state affairs, opponent ...
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: suspense, offbeat, semi serious, realistic, biting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: politics, satire, congress, teenage life, musician's life, political unrest, rally, fighting the system, ambition, suburban life, stoners, rebelliousness ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: washington d.c., los angeles, 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, contemplative, talky
Plot: kennedy family, politics, rise to the top, introspection, society, americana, relationship vs career, ambition, family tradition, family life, crumbling marriage, head of state ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 70s
Place: usa, texas
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The Names of Love (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Bahia Benmahmoud, a free-spirited young woman, has a particular way of seeing political engagement, as she doesn't hesitate to sleep with those who don't agree with her to convert them to her cause - which is a lot of people, as all ...
Style: melancholic, talky, captivating, sincere, sweet ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: politics, idealism, social activist, society, romance, lifestyle, casual sex, seduction, political activist, painting, sex, storytelling ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2002, 2000s
Place: france, paris france, algeria, berlin germany
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 5.9
 90K
Iron Sky (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Finland, Germany, Australia, France, Norway, Belgium, Denmark, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In the last moments of World War II, a secret Nazi space program evaded destruction by fleeing to the Dark Side of the Moon. During 70 years of utter secrecy, the Nazis construct a gigantic space fortress with a massive armada of flying saucers.
Style: futuristic, stylized, light, clever, tricky ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: invasion, nazism, moon, ufo, outer space, fantasy world, space travel, steampunk, space station, chaos and mayhem, astronaut, deadly weapon ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, washington d.c., new york, germany
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Wrong Is Right (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Political double-talk, dirty tricks, hidden microphones, spy satellites, bugging the Oval Office and a nuclear bomb for sale are all ingredients in this swift, funny and frightening look at the possibilities in today's political arenas. Sean ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, suspenseful, cynical, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination, terrorism, politics, satire, political satire, revolution, rebellion, undercover, danger, investigation, espionage, crimes ...
Time: 80s, near future
Place: new york, texas, manhattan new york city, north africa, u.s. capitol building
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 7.2
 77K
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, election campaign, cia, senator, politics, war, journalism, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: albania, washington d.c., usa, latin america, iraq ...
Is relevant ?
 6.1
 17K
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, campaign, media, 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, Mexico
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, tense, bleak, captivating, serious ...
Plot: jungle, danger, survival, dynamite, oil company, existentialism, bandit, dangerous mission, rope bridge, terrorist, against the odds, deadly ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: nicaragua, latin america, central america, paris france, jerusalem ...
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 6.6
 27K
Primary Colors (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, France, Germany, Japan, USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: In this adaptation of the best-selling roman à clef about Bill Clinton's 1992 run for the White House, the young and gifted Henry Burton is tapped to oversee the presidential campaign of Governor Jack Stanton. Burton is pulled into the ...
Style: thought provoking, semi serious, cynical, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: politics, scandal, presidential election, media, extramarital affair, head of state, rise to the top, couple relations, state affairs, supportive spouse, satire, adultery ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 70s
Place: new hampshire, california, new york
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