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 realistic, suspense, interesting, clever, thought provoking and political films and TV shows about / with presidential candidate, politics, corruption, runaway, dialogue, election, mentor, state affairs, politician and conspiracy plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Thriller genres shot in USA, Canada, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as presidential candidate: Long Shot (2019), Our Brand Is Crisis (2015), All the Way (2016), The Rat Pack (1998), Primary Colors (1998), Man of the Year (2006), The Manchurian Candidate (1962), Deep Cover (1992), Blow Out (1981), Bombshell (2019).

List of presidential candidate movies

 6.8
 90K
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: feel good, light, captivating, humorous, romantic ...
Plot: journalist, friendship, fall in love, politics, couples, couple relations, erection, diplomat, pantyhose, presidential candidate, love and romance, rivalry ...
Place: new york
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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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 7.3
 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: political, factual, realistic, tense, intense ...
Plot: politics, racial issues, racism, civil rights movement, presidential election, civil rights, prejudice, kennedy assassination, u.s. vice president, political campaign, u.s. senator, presidential candidate ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1963
Place: texas, usa, vietnam, america, dallas texas ...
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 6.7
 3K
The Rat Pack (1998)
Genre: 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: realistic, serious, talky, sentimental
Plot: racism, interracial relations, nightclub, friendship, showbiz, sailboat, presidential candidate, wiretap, kennedy family, friends, society, rise and fall ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, 1950s, 1960s
Place: las vegas
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 6.6
 27K
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: thought provoking, semi serious, cynical, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: politics, presidential election, scandal, media, extramarital affair, head of state, couple relations, supportive spouse, rise to the top, state affairs, satire, adultery ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 70s
Place: new hampshire, california, new york
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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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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: tense, suspenseful, psychological, surreal, thought provoking ...
Plot: conspiracy, political thriller, political conspiracy, cold war, brainwashing, election, communism, uncover truth, nightmare, nervous breakdown, strangulation, suicide ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: new york, korea, usa, washington d.c., china ...
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 6.9
 9K
Deep Cover (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The black policeman Russell Stevens applies for a special anti-drug squad which targets the highest boss of cocaine delivery to LA: the Colombian foreign minister's nephew. Russell works his way up from the bottom undercover, until he reaches ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, enigmatic, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: neo noir, murder, undercover, police investigation, gangsters, brutality, deadly, betrayal, organized crime, drug traffic, drug trafficking, racial slur ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1972, 70s, year 1992
Place: ohio, cleveland ohio, los angeles, california
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 7.4
 43K
Blow Out (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Jack Terry is a master sound recordist who works on grade-B horror movies. Late one evening, he is recording sounds for use in his movies when he hears something unexpected through his sound equipment and records it. Curiosity gets the better of him ...
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, psycho film, serious, captivating ...
Plot: political conspiracy, conspiracy, assassination, neo noir, politics, crimes, witnessing a crime, amateur detective, state affairs, hitman, life turned upside down, anti hero ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, pennsylvania, california
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 6.8
 76K
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: twists and turns, uplifting, sad, philosophical, based on true events
Plot: sexual harassment, scandal, social network, fired from the job, paranoia, fired from a job, tv news, left wing, sexy woman, lesbianism, ends with historical notes, female protagonist ...
Time: 2010s, year 2016
Place: manhattan new york city, new york, cleveland ohio
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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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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: serious, realistic, sincere, thought provoking, tense ...
Plot: campaign, civil rights, assassination attempt, racism, rise to the top, politics, legal, society, rebellion, discrimination, interracial relations, conservative ...
Time: 60s, year 1965, year 1963, year 1972, 1960s ...
Place: alabama, usa, georgia, america
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 5.9
 183
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: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: opposites attract, politics, democrat, introspection, love affair, idealism, moral dilemma, couples, injustice, campaign, fighting the system, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, texas, manhattan new york city, madison square garden manhattan new york city, connecticut
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 5.4
 300
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, election, scandal, campaign, political campaign, presidential campaign, senator, u.s. senator, political satire, campaigning, politics, presidential election ...
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 5.6
 606
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, suspense, biting ...
Plot: campaign, politics, fighting the system, rise to the top, lifestyle, ambition, democrat, political intrigue, love affair, society, head of state, workplace ...
Time: 90s
Place: washington d.c., usa, michigan
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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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 8.3
 710K
Taxi Driver (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A mentally unstable Vietnam War veteran works as a night-time taxi driver in New York City where the perceived decadence and sleaze feeds his urge for violent action, attempting to save a preadolescent prostitute in the process.
Style: bleak, disturbing, rough, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: social decay, loner, lone wolves, obsession, character study, vigilante, depression, paranoia, antisocial behavior, alienation, taxi driver, taxi ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1975
Place: new york, usa, united states, harlem, harlem manhattan new york city ...
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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: scary, bleak, disturbing, atmospheric, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mortician, murder, funeral home, child abuse, evil doll, afterlife, nightmare comes true, supernatural, mysterious character, brutality, drugs, storytelling ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, los angeles, southern california
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My Fellow Americans (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: They used to run the country. Now they're running for their lives! Two on-the-lam former Presidents of the United States. Framed in a scandal by the current President and pursued by armed agents, the two squabbling political foes plunge into a ...
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic, political comedy ...
Plot: politics, political corruption, assassination attempt, white house, assassination, disorder, buddies, odd couple, journalism, state affairs, head of state, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, washington d.c., west virginia, ohio
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The Final Countdown (1980)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In 1980, the US Navy's most powerful warship, the USS Nimitz, is caught in a storm during routine manoeuvres in the Pacific. Enveloped by a strange green light, the ship passes through a vortex and when they emerge, their communications have ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, military, world war two, adventure, race against time, heroic mission, war, airplane, military life, battles, seaport ...
Time: 1940s, 80s, 70s, 20th century, 40s ...
Place: pearl harbor, pacific ocean, hawaii, japan
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The Feminine Touch (1995)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jenny Baron (Paige Turco) is a beautiful investigative reporter swept into a deadly conspiracy that reaches to the highest levels of the government. When she is assigned to get the story of charismatic Presidential candidate Senator Ashton (George ...
Plot: tied up, female reporter, presidential candidate, secret agent, political intrigue, computer disc, conspiracy, secret agents, murder, attempted drowning, bathtub
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 7.2
 61K
The Dead Zone (1983)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Johnny Smith is a schoolteacher with his whole life ahead of him but, after leaving his fiancee's home one night, is involved in a car crash which leaves him in a coma for 5 years. When he wakes, he discovers he has an ability to see into the ...
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense, tense, psychological ...
Plot: supernatural ability, dark hero, coma, destiny, supernatural, neo noir, changing the past or future, a vision, heroes, investigation, serial killer, murder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, future
Place: usa, new hampshire, maine
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 5.8
 141K
Brüno (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Flamboyantly gay Austrian television reporter Bruno stirs up trouble with unsuspecting guests and large crowds through brutally frank interviews and painfully hilarious public displays of homosexuality.
Style: humorous, satirical, absurd, funny, controversial ...
Plot: fashion, fame, society, gay, gender, lifestyle, stereotypes, satire, misfit, social satire, gay slur, stereotype ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, europe, los angeles, vienna, austria ...
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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: fbi, fbi agent, car bomb, female agent, video tape, senator, assassination, presidential candidate, murder, female protagonist, betrayal, conspiracy
Place: washington d.c.
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The American President (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Widowed U.S. president Andrew Shepherd, one of the world's most powerful men, can have anything he wants -- and what he covets most is Sydney Ellen Wade, a Washington lobbyist. But Shepherd's attempts at courting her spark wild rumors and ...
Style: touching, witty, realistic, semi serious, political ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: president, politics, fall in love, liberal, widower, romance, democrat, republican, conservative, white house, chief of staff, senator ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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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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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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Lupin III: Alcatraz Connection (2001)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In San Fransico, California; Lupin and his gang attempt to find the where abouts of some Gold Bars in a sunken ship that's off coast of Alcatraz Island. But a so called group called the Society Seven want the gold bars for their own reasons. ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, humorous, stylized, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: heist, adventure, ambition, on the run, gang, race against time, escapades, treasure hunt, conspiracy, john f. kennedy, criminal heroes, crimes ...
Time: 2000s
Place: san francisco, usa, japan
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Chain of Command (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Secret Service agents must retrieve the briefcase allowing the President control of America's nuclear arsenal before massive destruction ensues.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, terrorism, working undercover, save the day, secret agents, adventure, rivalry, race against time, danger, deadly, state affairs, head of state ...
Time: 90s
Place: washington d.c., usa, china
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 7.6
 7K
The Kennedys (2011)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 346 min.
TV show
Story: The story of the most fabled political family in American history, told in a manner similar to The Godfather: a manipulative, egocentric father determined to live out his own ambitions through his sons, who in turn spent their lives dancing to his ...
Style: thought provoking, talky, realistic, serious, stylized ...
Plot: president, white house, kennedy family, politics, historical character, tragic event, cold war, family relations, liberal, patriotism, ambition, civil rights ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1963, 1960s
Place: usa, washington d.c., cuba
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