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 political, realistic, suspense, dramatic, complex and interesting films and TV shows about / with politics, corruption, storytelling, mentor, dialogue, idealism, president, betrayal, state affairs and greed plots mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
political movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as political: Miss Sloane (2016), The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020), The Coldest Game (2019), The Cost of Deception (2021), Kill the Messenger (2014), Lincoln (2012), Our Brand Is Crisis (2015), Munich (2005), The American President (1995), Il Divo (2008).

List of political movies

Miss Sloane (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France, Canada, USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: An ambitious lobbyist faces off against the powerful gun lobby in an attempt to pass gun control legislation.
Style: political, clever, suspense, tense, intellectual ...
Plot: lobbyist, career woman, female protagonist, determination, lawyer, politics, strong female character, world politics, courtroom, fighting the system, business, obsession ...
Time: 21st century
Place: washington d.c., michigan, new hampshire, new jersey, chicago illinois ...
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The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, India
Duration: 129 min.
Story: What was intended to be a peaceful protest at the 1968 Democratic National Convention turned into a violent clash with police and the National Guard. The organizers of the protest — including Abbie Hoffman, Jerry Rubin, Tom Hayden and Bobby Seale ...
Style: political, factual, suspense, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: courtroom drama, riot, activist, jury, political protest, hippie, court, injustice, political activism, protest, political persecution, courtroom ...
Time: 60s, year 1969, year 1968, year 1994
Place: chicago illinois, mississippi, oakland california, washington d.c., ohio ...
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The Coldest Game (2019)
Genre: History, Sport, Thriller
Country: Poland, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: During 1962's Cuban missile crisis, a troubled math genius finds himself drafted to play in a U.S.-Soviet chess match -- and a deadly game of espionage.
Style: political, realistic, clever, suspense, tricky ...
Plot: cold war, chess, espionage, spy, contests and competitions, american, competition, state affairs, international crisis, crisis, fear, rivalry ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: warsaw poland, ussr, usa
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The Cost of Deception (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Hungary
Duration: 125 min.
Story: When a young, ambitious market researcher finds out her boss is involved in the leaking of a scandalous Prime Minister speech, she decides to investigate the case to gain a position among the big-shots. Based on actual events.
Style: political, captivating, realistic, suspense, serious ...
Plot: political conspiracy, radicalism, vandalism, political scandal, democracy, police violence, street fight, political leader, propaganda, scandal, henchman, obscenity ...
Time: 21st century, year 2006, 2000s
Place: hungary, budapest, central europe, europe
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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: political, tense, suspenseful, thought provoking, clever ...
Plot: journalism, conspiracy, reporter, journalist, drug smuggling, media manipulation, politics, u.s. government, investigation, cia, investigative reporter, conspiracy theory ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, year 1996
Place: california, los angeles, iran, usa, nicaragua ...
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Lincoln (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, India
Duration: 150 min.
Story: A revealing drama that focuses on the 16th President's tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish ...
Style: political, epic, thought provoking, emotional, factual ...
Plot: american civil war, idealism, civil war, president, politics, american history, war, racism, head of state, leadership, courage, freedom ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, victorian era, year 1865
Place: washington d.c., usa, california
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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, inspirational ...
Audience: kids
Plot: election, idealism, conspiracy, manipulation, business, world politics, propaganda, political campaign, presidential campaign, politician, presidential candidate, rivals ...
Time: year 2002
Place: south america, bolivia, new jersey, california, new orleans ...
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Munich (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, France
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: political, suspenseful, tense, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, espionage, mossad, vengeance, spy, politics, revenge, assassination, jewish, murder, secret agents, terrorist ...
Time: 70s, year 1972, 20th century
Place: middle east, israel, beirut lebanon, europe, palestine ...
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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: political, romantic, touching, witty, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: president, politics, romance, love story, white house, fall in love, world politics, single father, widower, liberal, republican, conservative ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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Il Divo (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The narration spans the period since the seventh election of Andreotti as Prime Minister of Italy in 1992, until the trial in which he was accused of collusion with the Mafia.
Style: political, disturbing, enigmatic, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: political corruption, politics, mafia, italian history, assassination, corruption, prime minister, murder, state affairs, idealism, photographer, blackmail ...
Time: 21st century, 70s, 80s, year 1991, year 1992 ...
Place: italy, europe, rome italy, ussr, palermo italy ...
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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: political, suspense, harsh, brutal, factual ...
Plot: dictatorship, genocide, dictator, politics, doctor, torture, corruption, against humanity, attempted murder, polygamy, atrocity, blacks and whites ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: africa, uganda, scotland
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Amistad (1997)
Genre: Biography, 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: political, touching, emotional, epic, compassionate ...
Plot: slavery, slave trade, rebellion, ship, idealism, lawyer, social injustice, freedom, courtroom, culture clash, legal, tragedy ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 18th century, 1840s, 1830s
Place: africa, cuba, england, washington d.c., massachusetts ...
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Che: Part Two (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Spain, France, USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: After the Cuban Revolution, Che is at the height of his fame and power. Then he disappears, re-emerging incognito in Bolivia, where he organizes a small group of Cuban comrades and Bolivian recruits to start the great Latin American Revolution. ...
Style: political, inspirational, epic, talky, suspense ...
Plot: revolution, communism, idealism, sacrifice, leadership, character study, visceral, dictatorship, hopes, folk hero, state affairs, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1967, year 1966
Place: bolivia, cuba, latin america, south america
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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: political, realistic, factual, tense, intense ...
Plot: civil rights movement, racism, politics, usa president, propaganda, racial issues, ethnic conflict, assassination, civil war, secret service, eccentricity, presidential election ...
Time: 60s, year 1963
Place: texas, california, new jersey, america, usa ...
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Being There (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A simple-minded gardener named Chance has spent all his life in the Washington D.C. house of an old man. When the man dies, Chance is put out on the street with no knowledge of the world except what he has learned from television.
Style: thought provoking, political, witty, philosophical, surreal ...
Plot: politics, comedy of errors, satire, lawyer, impotence, president, gardener, innocence, secret service, terminal illness, television, eviction ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., north carolina, usa
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Dheepan (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Dheepan is a Sri Lankan Tamil warrior who flees to France and ends up working as a caretaker outside Paris.
Style: political, bleak, disturbing, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: brutality, immigrants, survival, violent, culture clash, character study, greed, orphan, gangsters, illegal immigration, sexual abuse, ethnic conflict ...
Time: 2010s
Place: france, paris france, middle east, sri lanka
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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: political, funny, humorous, entertaining, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: usa president, politics, farce, presidential election, stereotypes, state affairs, ambition, head of state, republican, fish out of water, white house, satire ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., chicago illinois, nashville tennessee
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The Kennedys (2011)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 346 min.
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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: political, thought provoking, talky, realistic, serious ...
Plot: president, politics, kennedy family, white house, historical character, tragic event, cold war, patriotism, liberal, family relations, ambition, civil rights ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, year 1963
Place: usa, washington d.c., cuba
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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, serious, realistic, emotional, suspense
Plot: politics, husband wife relationship, kennedy assassination, society, u.s. president, john f. kennedy, president, u.s. vice president, u.s. senator, black maid, vice president, civil rights ...
Time: year 1960, 60s, year 1963, year 1968, year 1965 ...
Place: washington d.c., wyoming, west virginia, dallas texas, georgia ...
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JFK (1991)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 189 min.
Story: New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison discovers there's more to the Kennedy assassination than the official story.
Style: political, suspense, enigmatic, tense, thought provoking ...
Plot: political conspiracy, investigation, president, kennedy assassination, assassination, gay slur, conspiracy, legal, cia, assassination of president, politics, fighting the system ...
Time: 60s, year 1963, 20th century
Place: new orleans, washington d.c., austin texas, dallas texas, vietnam ...
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Hyde Park on Hudson (2012)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The story of the love affair between FDR and his distant cousin Margaret Stuckley, centered around the weekend in 1939 when the King and Queen of the United Kingdom visited upstate New York.
Style: political, factual, witty, captivating, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: president, cousin cousin relationship, king of england, queen, disability, king, state affairs, family relations, love affair, polio, royalty, world war two ...
Time: 1930s, year 1939, 20th century
Place: usa, england, new jersey, new york state, new york ...
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War Machine (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A rock star general bent on winning the “impossible” war in Afghanistan takes us inside the complex machinery of modern war. Inspired by the true story of General Stanley McChrystal.
Style: political, satirical, intense, humorous, stylized ...
Plot: satire, military, world politics, politics, underdog, justice, war, civil war, conspiracy, soldier, depression, wartime ...
Place: afghanistan, vietnam, middle east, iraq
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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, dark, political, thought provoking ...
Plot: politics, political intrigue, election, campaign, lobbyist, presidential campaign, political corruption, corruption, justice, assassination, intern, loyalty ...
Time: contemporary, future, 70s, 21st century
Place: usa, ohio, california, cincinnati ohio
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Invictus (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Newly elected President Nelson Mandela knows his nation remains racially and economically divided in the wake of apartheid. Believing he can bring his people together through the universal language of sport, Mandela rallies South Africa's rugby ...
Style: inspirational, uplifting, political, feel good, touching ...
Plot: human spirit, racism, sport, rugby, president, apartheid, idealism, leadership, politics, historical character, underdog, rugby player ...
Time: 90s, year 1995, 20th century
Place: south africa, africa, johannesburg south africa, new jersey, cape town south africa ...
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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: political, thought provoking, realistic, clever, cerebral ...
Plot: politics, courtroom drama, gay bar, corruption, political conspiracy, political intrigue, political corruption, idealism, senator, fighting the system, journalism, legal investigation ...
Time: 70s, 1930s, 60s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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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, cerebral, thought provoking, factual ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: journalism, politics, newspaper, political conspiracy, white house, investigation, political corruption, conspiracy, journalist, political intrigue, investigative journalism, media ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1973, year 1972
Place: washington d.c., usa, miami, florida
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Breaker Morant (1980)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 107 min.
Story: During the Boer War, three Australian lieutenants are on trial for shooting Boer prisoners. Though they acted under orders, they are being used as scapegoats by the General Staff, who hopes to distance themselves from the irregular practices of the ...
Style: political, tense, thought provoking, witty, factual ...
Plot: courtroom, lawyer, politics, war, military, legal, anti war, murder, court, military life, tragedy, australian ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 90s
Place: south africa, australia, africa, england, south australia
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Charlie Wilson's War (2007)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The true story of Texas congressman Charlie Wilson's covert dealings in Afghanistan, where his efforts to assist rebels in their war with the Soviets had some unforeseen and long-reaching effects.
Style: political, thought provoking, realistic, clever, factual ...
Plot: cia, cold war, politics, womanizer, stripper, arms dealer, party, congressman, muslim, congress, satire, refugee camp ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980, 90s, year 1988 ...
Place: afghanistan, washington d.c., texas, pakistan, usa ...
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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, u.s. president ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 70s
Place: new york, washington d.c., california, new hampshire
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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: political, realistic, talky, humorous, cynical ...
Plot: politics, political corruption, satire, cia, election, journalism, political conspiracy, conspiracy, secret service, presidential election, war, election campaign ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: albania, washington d.c., latin america, iraq, middle east ...
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