Presidential candidate movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant presidential candidate movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out political, entertaining, realistic, humorous, captivating and suspense films and TV shows about / with presidential candidate, politics, president, election, politician, political campaign, presidential election, corruption, political candidate and mentor plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Thriller genres shot in USA, Canada, France and other countries.
presidential candidate
presidential candidate movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as presidential candidate: Game Change (2012), Bombshell (2019), Our Brand Is Crisis (2015), All the Way (2016), The Last Debate (2000), Vote for Juan (2019), Man of the Year (2006), Welcome Back Mr. President (2019), Diary of a Future President (2020), The Rat Pack (1998).

List of presidential candidate movies

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, political, intense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: politics, campaign, american politics, presidential election, election, betrayal, idealism, propaganda, secrets, greed, world politics, republican party ...
Time: 70s, contemporary, 2000s, year 2007, year 2008 ...
Place: usa, alaska, new jersey, california, washington d.c. ...
Is relevant ?
Bombshell (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Based on the real scandal, BOMBSHELL is a revealing look inside the most powerful and controversial media empire of all time; and the explosive story of the women who brought down the infamous man who created it.
Style: uplifting, sad, political, motivational, feminist film ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: sexual harassment, scandal, feminism, propaganda, pervert, conservative, abuse of power, husband wife relationship, mother daughter relationship, accusation, women, breaking the fourth wall ...
Time: 2010s, contemporary, 2000s, year 2016, year 2006
Place: manhattan new york city, cleveland ohio, new york
Is relevant ?
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, tricky, satirical, clever, inspirational ...
Audience: kids
Plot: conspiracy, election, idealism, manipulation, business, propaganda, world politics, political campaign, presidential campaign, politician, presidential candidate, rivals ...
Time: year 2002
Place: south america, new jersey, california, latin america, new orleans ...
Is relevant ?
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: tense, factual, realistic, talky, intense ...
Plot: civil rights movement, racism, politics, president, usa president, propaganda, assassination, ethnic conflict, secret service, civil war, eccentricity, presidential election ...
Time: 60s, year 1963
Place: texas, new jersey, california, usa, america ...
Is relevant ?
The Last Debate (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Four members of the media are chosen as moderator and panel for the single televised debate of presidential candidates one week before the election. These four use the debate forum as never before, resulting in what critics call a hijacking of the ...
Style: captivating, disturbing, tense
Plot: media manipulation, political scandal, presidential candidate, political unrest, debate, election, political campaign, political intrigue, media coverage, politics, presidential election, political activism ...
Is relevant ?
Vote for Juan (2019)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Spain
TV show
Story: Set in the world of Spanish politics, Vota Juan revolves around the character of Juan Carrasco (Javier Cámara), an uninspiring Minister of Agriculture who, after finding his political ambitions awoken by a series of chance political events, decides ...
Style: captivating, political, humorous, light, entertaining
Plot: politics, political intrigue, presidential candidate, political humor, political activism, political campaign, political leader, political unrest, political manipulation, presidential campaign, political satire, political candidate ...
Is relevant ?
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, political, stylized, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: politics, conspiracy theory, presidential election, twists and turns, world politics, adaptation, comedian, media, campaign, state affairs, head of state, against the odds ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
Is relevant ?
Welcome Back Mr. President (2019)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Peppino, a provincial librarian who became the accidental President of Italy, is now a father and has returned to a peaceful, happy life as a woodsman. That is, until his wife Janis decides to return to politics. Peppino is forced to abandon his ...
Style: feel good, captivating, funny, entertaining, light ...
Plot: president, politics, politician, prime minister, political satire, satire, political campaign, humour, presidential candidate
Is relevant ?
Diary of a Future President (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Told from the narration of her diary, 12-year-old Cuban-American Elena navigates the ups and downs of middle school and begins her journey to become the future president of the United States.
Style: captivating, humorous, entertaining
Audience: family outing
Plot: president, teenager, follow your dream, father daughter relationship, ambition, politician, politics, dream, mother daughter relationship, family relations, escapades, presidential candidate ...
Time: future
Is relevant ?
The Rat Pack (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: After a brief flash-forward to Frank Sinatra as an old man, saying "I miss my guys," the movie's main narrative begins during high points in the solo careers of the Rat Pack: Dean Martin has become a big success despite the breakup of ...
Style: serious, realistic, talky, sentimental
Plot: mafia, racism, kennedy family, usa president, music, hollywood, wiretap, presidential candidate, nightclub, friendship, interracial relations, showbiz ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century
Place: las vegas
Is relevant ?
Primary Colors (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA, France, Germany, Japan
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: political, cynical, thought provoking, intense, talky ...
Plot: politics, scandal, adultery, presidential election, usa president, media, head of state, supportive spouse, rise to the top, state affairs, couple relations, satire ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 70s
Place: washington d.c., new york, california, new hampshire
Is relevant ?
The Purge: Election Year (2016)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Two years after choosing not to kill the man who killed his son, former police sergeant Leo Barnes has become head of security for Senator Charlene Roan, the front runner in the next Presidential election due to her vow to eliminate the Purge. On ...
Style: brutal, suspense, intense, psychological, bloody ...
Audience: teens
Plot: distopia, murder, politics, election, survival, social decay, class differences, fighting the system, gunfight, death, revenge, brutality ...
Time: near future
Place: washington d.c., florida
Is relevant ?
Related movie lists
George Wallace (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 178 min.
TV show
Story: George Wallace is a 1997 television film starring Gary Sinise as George Wallace, the former Governor of Alabama. It was directed by John Frankenheimer, who won an Emmy award for it; Sinise and Mare Winningham also won Emmies for their performances. ...
Style: political, captivating, tense, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: politics, assassination attempt, intrigue, usa history, president, campaign, civil rights, racism, governor, civil liberties, political candidate, segregation ...
Time: 60s, year 1965, year 1963, year 1972, 50s ...
Place: alabama, georgia, usa, america
Is relevant ?
I Go Pogo (1980)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Pogo Possum is finagled into running for President of the United States in this stop motion animated film.
Style: claymation
Plot: porcupine, friendship, photographer, campaign, fishing boat, carnival, cave, political satire, campaigning, frog, mole, alligator ...
Is relevant ?
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, political, factual, talky, intense ...
Plot: political conspiracy, president, presidential election, political corruption, election, politics, justice, republican, democrat, campaign, americana, state affairs ...
Time: 21st century, year 2000
Place: usa, florida, texas, new jersey, california ...
Is relevant ?
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, dark, talky, political, thought provoking ...
Plot: politics, political intrigue, election, campaign, lobbyist, presidential campaign, political corruption, corruption, assassination, justice, twists and turns, intern ...
Time: contemporary, 70s, future, 21st century
Place: usa, ohio, california, cincinnati ohio
Is relevant ?
Icon (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 190 min.
Story: A former US Operative, who lived in Russia in his earlier years and had been married there with a child, comes out of retirement to face down a former enemy, now running as a candidate for President in modern Russia. Working with a Russian ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: politics, espionage, race against time, uncover truth, special agents, presidential election, government agency, secret agents, fighting the system, heroes, escapades, state affairs ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia, moscow russia
Is relevant ?
All the President's Men (1976)
Genre: 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: political, realistic, thought provoking, cerebral, factual ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: journalism, newspaper, political conspiracy, politics, investigation, white house, political corruption, conspiracy, journalist, president, investigative journalism, political intrigue ...
Time: 70s, year 1973, year 1972, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., usa, miami, florida
Is relevant ?
Long Shot (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA, Canada, Colombia
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Fred Flarsky is a gifted and free-spirited journalist who has a knack for getting into trouble. Charlotte Field is one of the most influential women in the world -- a smart, sophisticated and accomplished politician. When Fred unexpectedly runs into ...
Style: light, entertaining, feel good, political, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: journalist, friendship, couples, love and romance, couple relations, politics, fall in love, love, diplomat, rivalry, love affair, romantic relationship ...
Place: new york
Is relevant ?
Crime Diaries: The Candidate (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: In 1994, Mexican presidential candidate Luis Donaldo Colosio's assassination sends his dying widow racing to uncover who did it.
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: assassination, murder investigation, leadership, ambition, idealism, rise to the top, organized crime, politics, fighting the system, following a dream, betrayal, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Is relevant ?
The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The Manchurian Candidate is a political thriller from American director John Frankenheimer. An American soldier is brainwashed into being a killer for the communist Russians during the Korean War.
Style: suspense, political, tense, thought provoking, psychological ...
Plot: conspiracy, cold war, political conspiracy, brainwashing, korean war, senator, manipulation, assassin, political intrigue, spy, politics, assassination ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1952
Place: north korea, korea, new york, usa, ussr ...
Is relevant ?
Killer Condom (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The plot takes place in New York, and in the present. In a Hotel called "Quicky" a professor blackmails a student of his into having sex with him. But when the professor puts on a condom, the carnivorous condom bites off his penis and ...
Style: sexy, parody, humorous, absurd, surreal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sexual relations, investigation, dark humor, adult humor, sex scene, looking for sex, gay, deadly creature, nothing goes right, monster, lgbt, creature feature ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
Is relevant ?
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, light, feel good, entertaining, captivating
Plot: presidential campaign, french president, politics, family relations, government, election, husband wife relationship, president, society, rivalry, presidential election, writers ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: paris france, france
Is relevant ?
Related movie lists
Conventioneers (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: At the 2004 Republican Nation Convention, love blooms between a Republican delegate and a Democrat protesting the event.
Style: realistic, semi serious, witty, humorous, political ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: opposites attract, politics, democrat, love affair, idealism, introspection, moral dilemma, rise to the top, love and romance, romance, dishonesty, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, texas, manhattan new york city, connecticut, madison square garden manhattan new york city
Is relevant ?
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 campaign, politician, election campaign, political campaign, election, political candidate, campaign, politics, campaigning, political satire, presidential election ...
Is relevant ?
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, one man show, political comedy
Plot: korean war, u.s. president, usa president, nuclear bomb, piano, u.s. congress, congress, first lady, conference, politics, political campaign, performer ...
Time: 1940s, year 1948, 50s
Place: seattle, hiroshima japan, washington d.c., chicago illinois, japan ...
Is relevant ?
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, emotional, serious, suspense
Plot: politics, u.s. president, husband wife relationship, society, john f. kennedy, vice president, civil rights, assassination, u.s. congress, intrigue, u.s. vice president, u.s. senator ...
Time: year 1960, 60s, year 1962, year 1965, year 1961 ...
Place: washington d.c., dallas texas, west virginia, wyoming, georgia ...
Is relevant ?
Tales from the Hood (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A strange funeral director tells four strange tales of horror with an African American focus to three drug dealers he traps in his place of business.
Style: atmospheric, disturbing, scary, bleak, psychological ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: mortician, afterlife, child abuse, murder, funeral home, evil doll, supernatural, hip hop, brutality, drugs, nightmare comes true, mysterious character ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, southern california
Is relevant ?
Shoot 'Em Up (2007)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A man named Mr. Smith delivers a woman's baby during a shootout, and is then called upon to protect the newborn from the army of gunmen.
Style: bloody, sexy, exciting, entertaining, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, corruption, dark humor, breast feeding, violent, heavy metal culture, senator, machismo, mexican standoff, rescue, home invasion, lone hero ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
Lupin III: Farewell to Nostradamus (1995)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A simple diamond heist leads Lupin into the machinations of a bizarre cult. The cult is based around the prophecies of Nostradamus, and they kidnap Julia, the daughter of Douglas, a wealthy American who is seeking the presidency, along with ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, exciting, humorous, stylized
Audience: teens
Plot: rescue, skyscraper, heist, kidnapping, samurai, apache, sect, partners, gang, terrorism, escapades, crime gone awry ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, japan, brazil
Is relevant ?