Political movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant political movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious, dramatic and suspense films and TV shows about / with political, politics, murder, mentor, runaway, dialogue, violence, storytelling, betrayal and assassination plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
political movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as political: Munich (2005), Kill the Messenger (2014), Love and Death (1975), The Cuckoo (2002), Viper Club (2018), The Last King of Scotland (2006), Shock and Awe (2017), Tears of the Sun (2003), Chi-Raq (2015), Race (2016).

List of political movies

Munich (2005)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: France, Canada, USA
Duration: 164 min.
Story: During the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, eleven Israeli athletes are taken hostage and murdered by a Palestinian terrorist group known as Black September. In retaliation, the Israeli government recruits a group of Mossad agents to track down and ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, tense, factual, based on true events ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, assassination, politics, revenge, terrorism, murder, jewish, vengeance, secret agents, morality, justice, paranoia ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1972
Place: middle east, europe, israel, lebanon, germany ...
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Kill the Messenger (2014)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A reporter becomes the target of a vicious smear campaign that drives him to the point of suicide after he exposes the CIA's role in arming Contra rebels in Nicaragua and importing cocaine into California. Based on the true story of journalist ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, thought provoking, clever, disturbing ...
Plot: journalism, drug dealing, investigation, uncover truth, police corruption, government agency, life turned upside down, state affairs, conspiracy, media, life is a bitch, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: california, nicaragua, los angeles, usa, latin america ...
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Love and Death (1975)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Set in 19th-century Russia, Allen is a cowardly serf drafted into the Napoleonic war, who would rather write poetry and obsess over his beautiful but pretentious cousin. Allen's cowardice serves him well when he hides in a cannon and is shot ...
Style: intellectual, humorous, witty, surreal, not serious ...
Plot: duel, execution, war, love and romance, nothing goes right, parody, goofy hero, couple relations, military, comedy of errors, disorder, fall in love ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s, 1930s
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
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The Cuckoo (2002)
Genre: Drama, War, Comedy
Country: Russia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: September of 1944, a few days before Finland went out of the Second World War. A chained to a rock Finnish sniper-kamikadze Veikko managed to set himself free. Ivan, a captain of the Soviet Army, arrested by the Front Secret Police ...
Style: touching, atmospheric, thought provoking, sincere, tense ...
Plot: war, understanding, russian, culture clash, love triangle, wilderness, confined, life is a bitch, anti war, military, wartime life, hostility ...
Time: 40s, 20th century
Place: finland, russia, germany
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Viper Club (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: ER nurse Helen Sterling struggles to free her grown son, a journalist captured by terrorists in the Middle East. After hitting walls with the FBI and State agencies, she discovers a clandestine community of journalists, advocates, and ...
Style: brutal, emotional, tense, realistic
Plot: political thriller, war crime, mother love, mother, political, human spirit, fighting the system, against the odds, loss of son, war, captivity, military ...
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The Last King of Scotland (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Young Scottish doctor, Nicholas Garrigan decides it's time for an adventure after he finishes his formal education, so he decides to try his luck in Uganda, and arrives during the downfall of President Obote. General Idi Amin comes to power and ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, brutal, factual ...
Plot: dictatorship, doctor, politics, corruption, torture, against humanity, blacks and whites, attempted murder, head of state, assistant, atrocity, polygamy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: uganda, africa, scotland
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Shock and Awe (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A group of journalists covering George Bush's planned invasion of Iraq in 2003 are skeptical of the presidents claim that Saddam Hussein has "weapons of mass destruction."
Style: tense, factual, suspenseful, suspense, brutal
Audience: boys' night
Plot: iraq war, reporter, conspiracy, expose, newspaper, investigative journalism, journalist, heroic mission, violent, political, politics, propaganda ...
Time: 2000s
Place: iraq, pentagon
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Tears of the Sun (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Navy SEAL Lieutenant A.K. Waters and his elite squadron of tactical specialists are forced to choose between their duty and their humanity, between following orders by ignoring the conflict that surrounds them, or finding the courage to follow their ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, soldier, moral dilemma, war crime, daring rescue, danger, rescue, war, rebel, genocide, u.s. army, army ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nigeria, africa, iraq, hawaii
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Chi-Raq (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A modern day adaptation of the ancient Greek play Lysistrata by Aristophanes, set against the backdrop of gang violence in Chicago.
Style: satirical, melancholic, stylized, talky, bad ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: violence, redemption, death, gunfight, gangster, murder, women, adaptation, dysfunctional family, justice, political, caught having sex ...
Place: chicago illinois, iraq
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Race (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada, Germany, France
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Based on the incredible true story of Jesse Owens, the legendary athletic superstar whose quest to become the greatest track and field athlete in history thrusts him onto the world stage of the 1936 Olympics, where he faces off against Adolf ...
Style: factual, exciting, captivating, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: kids
Plot: racism, african american, track and field, nazi germany, historical figure, sport, olympics, nazi, racial prejudice, athlete, running, politics ...
Time: 1930s
Place: berlin germany, germany
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Amistad (1997)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: In 1839, the slave ship Amistad set sail from Cuba to America. During the long trip, Cinque leads the slaves in an unprecedented uprising. They are then held prisoner in Connecticut, and their release becomes the subject of heated debate. Freed ...
Style: touching, emotional, uplifting, captivating, serious ...
Plot: slavery, rebellion, slave trade, dignity, mutiny, idealism, interracial relations, dishonesty, righting the wronged, freedom, social injustice, humanity ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1830s, 1840s
Place: cuba, usa, africa, spain, england
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Bodyguard (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A troubled war veteran is assigned to protect a controversial politician who may be the target of a terror plot.
Style: exciting, suspense, disturbing, romantic
Plot: terrorism, bodyguard, security, politics, veteran, family, stalking, politician, assassination, minister, army, pride and honor ...
Place: middle east
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Advise & Consent (1962)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A Senate investigation into the President's newly-nominated Secretary of State gives light to a secret from the past, which may not only ruin the candidate, but the President's character as well.
Style: realistic, clever, disturbing, thought provoking, sincere ...
Plot: senator, politics, senate, blackmail, secret past, poker game, secretary of state, politician, courtroom drama, legal investigation, idealism, journalism ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 1930s
Place: washington d.c., usa, manhattan, new york city, manhattan new york city
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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: dramatic, factual, intense, melancholic, interesting ...
Plot: politics, usa president, political, president, racism, democrat, vice president, u.s. senator, election campaign, campaigning, american politics, racial ...
Time: 1960s, year 1963
Place: texas, america, usa, vietnam, dallas texas ...
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Medium Cool (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: John Cassellis is the toughtest TV-news-reporter around. He becomes an expert in reporting about violence in the ghetto and racial tensions. But he discovers that his network helps the FBI by letting them look at his tapes to find suspects. When he ...
Style: cynical, disturbing, realistic, clever, serious ...
Plot: politics, journalism, violence, vandalism, hippie, vietnam war, tv news, culture clash, racism, state affairs, fighting the system, political unrest ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1968
Place: usa, west virginia, chicago illinois, illinois, washington d.c. ...
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Miss Sloane (2016)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: An ambitious lobbyist faces off against the powerful gun lobby in an attempt to pass gun control legislation.
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense, clever, absurd ...
Plot: lobbyist, determination, investigation, lawyer, empowerment, female protagonist, prison, senator, brainwashing, courtroom, legislation, debate ...
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The Big Short (2015)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The men who made millions from a global economic meltdown.
Style: tense, intellectual, suspense, realistic, interesting ...
Plot: loan, finance, money, corruption, economic crisis, bank, wall street, risk, morality, economics, expose, analysis ...
Time: 2000s, year 2008, year 2007
Place: las vegas, manhattan new york city, california
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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, suspenseful, rough, psychological ...
Plot: obsession, lone wolves, social decay, crimes, violence spree, alienation, character study, deadly, depression, taxi, loner, nightlife ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city, vietnam
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Pine Gap (2018)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 360 min.
Story: A team of talented Australian and American intelligence analysts work together to ensure global stability in one of the world's most important and secretive joint intelligence facilities... Pine Gap. But the relationship between the Australian ...
Plot: intelligence agency, political, spy mission, satellite, television, agent, spy, top secret, espionage, secret agent, intrigue, cia ...
Place: south australia, australia, adelaide south australia
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The Hornet (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Italy, Bulgaria
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A love story between a Serbian girl and young Albanian set against the background of current Balkanic conflict.
Plot: blood, police inspector, sex, bare breasts, police, violence, love, erotica, irony, hidden identity, political, erotic thriller ...
Place: kosovo
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Open Doors (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Tommaso Scalia is a man who commits three murders: he killed his superior who sacked him, he kills the man who replaced him, and he kills his own wife. He wants a quick trial and an early execution, but an earnest, principled assistant judge looks ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, thought provoking, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: courtroom drama, courtroom, state affairs, legal action, unemployment, scapegoat, law enforcement, death row, society, politics, crime, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1937, 1930s
Place: italy, palermo italy
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Death Wish (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After his wife is murdered by street punks, a pacifistic New York City architect becomes a one-man vigilante squad, prowling the streets for would-be muggers after dark.
Style: disturbing, realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: architect, vigilantism, vengeance, murder, vigilante, police, liberal, taxi, fight, crime, society, urban ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, chicago illinois, tucson arizona, honolulu hawaii ...
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The Red Captain (2016)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Three years after the fall of the Berlin Wall; six months before the split of Czechoslovakia. Despite all warnings, a young homicide detective sets on investigating a convoluted case that involves Catholic clerical elite and high-ranked agents of ...
Plot: hospital, vomiting, chainsaw, explosion, coffin, strangulation, cemetery, priest, handcuffs, prosecutor, vacation, swimming pool ...
Time: year 1992, 1990s
Place: central europe
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The Wild Geese (1978)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Switzerland, UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A British multinational company seeks to overthrow a vicious dictator in central Africa. It hires a band of (largely aged) mercenaries in London and sends them in to save the virtuous but imprisoned opposition leader who is also critically ill and ...
Style: exciting, realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mercenary, betrayal, military, soldier, rescue, racism, aging, kidnapping, adventure, war, vengeance, good versus evil ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: africa, england, london, zimbabwe, europe ...
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The Mole (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Poland, France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Pawel, a Polish man in his early 30s, makes a living with his father Zygmunt importing second-hand clothing from the North of France to Southern Poland. On his way back from one of regular "business trips", Pawel is shocked to discover his ...
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, serious
Plot: mole, hospital, murder, trial, car set on fire, winter, beach, parking lot, digging, snow, dog, clothes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, poland, europe
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Katherine (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A harrowing look at the 60s and early 70s through the eyes of Katherine Alman, a wealthy debutante who slowly, but inexorably spirals down into a fight for the causes that shook a nation, leading a path to the underground life. Written by Miguel Cane
Style: realistic, disturbing, psychological, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: revolution, rebellion, politics, teenage life, state affairs, life is a bitch, militant, society, political unrest, fighting the system, explosion, friendship between women ...
Time: 60s, year 1966, 1960s, year 1972, year 1970 ...
Place: peru, san francisco, guatemala
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George Wallace (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 178 min.
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: captivating, tense, thought provoking, serious, sincere ...
Plot: civil rights, assassination attempt, campaign, racism, assassination, rise to the top, interracial relations, dedicated lawyer, state affairs, discrimination, conservative, injustice ...
Time: 60s, year 1972, year 1963, year 1965, 1960s ...
Place: alabama, usa, georgia, campus, america
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Interview with the Assassin (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Out of work TV cameraman Ron Kobelski is approached by his formerly reclusive neighbor Walter Ohlinger. Ohlinger claims that he was the mysterious "second gunman" that shot and killed President Kennedy. Ohlinger has kept quiet all these ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic, suspense
Plot: assassination, politics, conspiracy, paranoia, investigation, political conspiracy, society, americana, murder, dishonesty, deadly, state affairs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1963
Place: dallas texas, usa, texas, america
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I as in Icarus (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The film's plot is based on the Kennedy assassination and subsequent investigation. The film begins with the assassination of President Marc Jarry, who is about to be inaugurated for a second six-year term of office. Henri Volney, state ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, serious, realistic, political drama
Plot: political conspiracy, assassination, investigation, conspiracy, fighting the system, dishonesty, legal, rebellion, dedicated lawyer, uncover truth, crimes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: yale university
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The Brady Bunch in the White House (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Mike Brady becomes the President of the United States, and names Carol as his V.P..
Style: witty, humorous, not serious, political comedy
Plot: media, parody, politics, fighting the system, family life, disorder, campaign, lottery, misfit, political conspiracy, head of state, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: washington d.c.
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