Political candidate movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant political candidate movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, suspense, serious, captivating, clever and humorous films and TV shows about / with political candidate, politics, political campaign, election campaign, politician, election, state affairs, campaign, corruption and chase plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Crime genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as political candidate: Black Sheep (1996), Behind Bedroom Doors (2003), The Seduction of Joe Tynan (1979), Milk (2008), The Campaign (2012), The Growing Pains Movie (2000), The Good Mistress (2014), Colosio (2012), Almost Christmas (2016), The 39 Steps (2008).

List of political candidate movies

 6.3
 36K
Black Sheep (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When dignified Albert Donnelly runs for Governor, his team moves to keep his slow-witted and klutzy younger brother, Mike, out of the eye of the media. To baby-sit Mike, the campaign assigns sarcastic Steve, who gets the experience of a lifetime ...
Style: humorous, political comedy, idiotic, light, feel good ...
Plot: political satire, friends, parents and children, partners, political conspiracy, political candidate, political campaign, campaign, alcohol abuse, sarcasm, hidden camera, duo ...
Time: 90s
Place: washington d.c., usa
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Behind Bedroom Doors (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: New-girl-in-town Abby is already dating two guys--one's a doctor, the other is running for district attorney. She also has some dirt on both of them---but when they find that she may potentially blackmail them, Abby discovers just how important ...
Style: semi serious, suspenseful, realistic, sexploitation film, erotic ...
Plot: love triangle, love and romance, couple relations, dishonesty, couples, femme fatale, political candidate, blackmail, gender, legal, gays and lesbians, shaved labia ...
Time: contemporary
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The Seduction of Joe Tynan (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Respected liberal Senator Joe Tynan is asked to to lead the opposition to a Supreme Court appointment. It means losing an old friend and fudging principles to make the necessary deals, as well as further straining his already part-time family life. ...
Style: realistic, serious, clever, suspenseful, cynical ...
Plot: political corruption, betrayal, state affairs, relationship vs career, fighting the system, dishonesty, congress, moral dilemma, workplace, legal, infidelity, workplace romance ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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 7.5
 162K
Milk (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The story of California's first openly gay elected official, Harvey Milk, who became an outspoken agent for change, seeking equal rights and opportunities for all. His great love for the city and its people brought him backing from young and ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, touching, serious, sincere ...
Plot: gay, gays and lesbians, discrimination, homosexual, politician, civil rights, election, protest, mayor, politics, gay slur, murder ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973, year 1975, year 1970 ...
Place: san francisco, california, usa, oklahoma, new york ...
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 6.1
 123K
The Campaign (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Two rival politicians compete to win an election to represent their small North Carolina congressional district in the United States House of Representatives.
Style: humorous, satirical, funny, twists and turns, witty ...
Plot: politics, congressman, farce, election campaign, political corruption, profanity, uninhibited rivalry, debate, campaign, ambition, media, parody ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa
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The Growing Pains Movie (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: "The Growing Pains Movie" is the first of two reunion movies based on the sitcom "Growing Pains". When the Seaver family reunites in Washington, D.C., to celebrate Jason (Alan Thicke) and Maggie's (Joanna Kerns) 30th ...
Plot: election campaign, political candidate, politics, political campaign, campaigning
Place: washington d.c.
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The Good Mistress (2014)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A woman's one-night stand turns out to be her friend's husband, and a local political candidate.
Style: serious, psychological, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: crimes, murder, mystery, alcohol abuse, addiction, legal, investigation, suspicion of murder, rivalry, danger, political candidate, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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 7.3
 1K
Colosio (2012)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Mexico, Spain, France, Colombia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: It's 1994 in Mexico, the nation was witnessing a turbulent year since its beginnings. An indigenous rebellion shakes the country. Three months later, the ruling party's presidential candidate is brutally murdered during a rally in Tijuana. ...
Style: suspense, based on true events
Plot: lookalikes, murder, politics, political candidate, secret
Time: 1990s, 90s
Place: mexico
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Almost Christmas (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, China
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A dysfunctional family gathers together for their first Christmas since their mom died.
Style: feel good, light, sincere, captivating
Plot: family, dysfunctional family, family relations, christmas, parents and children, love, adaptation, society, friendship, youth, escapades, hopes ...
Time: year 2015
Place: atlanta georgia
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 6.4
 2K
The 39 Steps (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Richard Hannay, a mining engineer on holiday from the African colonies, finds London socialite life terribly dull. Yet it's more than he bargained for when secret agent, Scudder, bursts into his room and entrusts him with a coded notebook, ...
Style: exciting, clever, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: on the run, uncover truth, espionage, undercover, political conspiracy, dishonesty, danger, betrayal, false accusation, heroes, state affairs, agent as target ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, scotland, london
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Motherless Brooklyn (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Lionel Essrog, a private detective living with Tourette syndrome, ventures to solve the murder of his mentor and best friend — a mystery that carries him from the gin-soaked jazz clubs of Harlem to the slums of Brooklyn to the gilded halls of New ...
Style: enigmatic, suspense, captivating, melancholic
Plot: private detective, murder investigation, brooklyn new york city, tourette's syndrome, conspiracy, murder, corruption, politics, abuse of power, organized crime, social injustice, investigation ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: harlem, harlem manhattan new york city, new york
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 5.4
 204
Deadly Target (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A Chinese gangster in Los Angeles escapes on the eve of his deportation to Hong Kong. A martial-arts master detective and his ragtag team get caught up in the action as they track down this ruthless killer.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, martial arts, gangsters, rivalry, tough heroes, vengeance, heroes, chases and races, crime, crimes, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, asia, usa, hong kong
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Sicilia! Sicilia! (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 163 min.
Story: Giuseppe Tornatore traces three generations of a Sicilian family in in the Sicilian town of Bagheria (known as Baarìa in the local Sicilian dialect), from the 1930s to the 1980s, to tell the story of the loves, dreams and delusions of an unusual ...
Style: sincere, atmospheric, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: fascism, social differences, family relations, politics, small town, election, world war two, communism, hopes, love and romance, injustice, state affairs ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 60s, 50s, 70s ...
Place: sicily, italy, europe, sicily italy
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 6.9
 82K
Widows (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Set in contemporary Chicago, amidst a time of turmoil, four women with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands' criminal activities take fate into their own hands and conspire to forge a future on their own terms.
Style: suspense, exciting, tense, bleak, twists and turns ...
Plot: violence, domestic violence, murder of husband, criminal, brutality, pursuit, female criminal, girl gang, danger, debt, murder, widow ...
Time: 2010s
Place: chicago illinois
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 5.1
 463
Loafer (1996)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Romance, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 160 min.
Story: Ravi Kumar is clearly the black sheep of the Kumar family, and has been so for years. He is unemployed, uncouth, and gets into fist fights and trouble all the time. And then a man is killed, and the evidence points towards Ravi, he gets arrested. ...
Plot: revenge, murder, violence, escape, police, gangster, father hits son, man wrapped in a towel, press conference, bathing, marketplace, hiding under a bed ...
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The Bélier Family (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The whole Bélier family is deaf, except for sixteen year old Paula who is the important translator in her parents' day to day life especially when it comes to matters concerning the family farm. When her music teacher discovers she has a ...
Style: touching, semi serious, emotional, humorous, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sign language, teenage girl, singing, deafness, teenage life, follow your dream, family, moral dilemma, family life, hopes, adolescence vs adulthood, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, paris france, australia
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Beyond the Lights (2014)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Noni Jean is a hot new rising star. But not all is what it seems, and the pressure causes Noni to nearly fall apart - until she meets Kaz Nicol, a promising young cop and aspiring politician who's been assigned to her detail. Can Kaz's ...
Style: sentimental, melancholic, romantic, emotional, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: pop star, mother daughter relationship, music, showbiz, musician's life, relationship vs career, ambition, fall in love, unlikely couple, domineering mother, police officer, suicide attempt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, mexico, new jersey
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 7.0
 13K
Bob Roberts (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Mock documentary about an upstart candidate for the U.S. Senate written and directed by actor Tim Robbins. Bob Roberts is a folksinger with a difference: He offers tunes that protest welfare chiselers, liberal whining, and the like. As the ...
Style: witty, cynical, humorous, political comedy, talky ...
Plot: republican, political satire, politics, assassination attempt, political campaign, election campaign, senator, conservative, manipulation, journalism, society, ambition ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, nicaragua, new york
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 5.3
 1K
Grassroots (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Grant Cogswell, a liberal music critic decides to run for city council against a popular black incumbent and is assisted by a reporter who recently lost his job. Initially given no chance, things turn dark when Cogswell makes it into the general ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, witty, realistic, biting ...
Plot: ambition, satire, campaign, friends, society, unemployment, politics, against the odds, election campaign, political campaign, campaigning, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 21st century
Place: washington d.c., usa, seattle
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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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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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 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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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: serious, tense, thought provoking, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: civil rights, campaign, racism, assassination attempt, politics, ambition, rebellion, conservative, assassination, society, dedicated lawyer, life is a bitch ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 1960s, 1950s, year 1965 ...
Place: alabama, usa, georgia, america
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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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 7.2
 59K
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, destiny, coma, supernatural, neo noir, changing the past or future, heroes, investigation, serial killer, murder, a vision ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, future
Place: usa, new hampshire, maine
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LBJ: The Early Years (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: LBJ: The Early Years was a television movie that appeared on the NBC network in February 1987, depicting the life of former President of the United States Lyndon B. Johnson from 1934 until 1973. Actor Randy Quaid won a Golden Globe award for his ...
Style: contemplative, sincere, thought provoking, captivating, serious ...
Plot: politics, media, state affairs, rise to the top, head of state, campaign, ambition, kennedy family, american, senator, cold war, u.s. president ...
Time: 60s, 30s, 50s, 1930s, 1940s ...
Place: texas, dallas texas, washington d.c., usa, america
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 5.5
 30
Enak (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland, France, Germany
Duration: 81 min.
Story: The astronaut Charles Enak refuses to come back to Earth after completing a mission in orbit. While he also refuses to give any explanation for his behaviour, the world enters its biggest crisis since the Cold War. As journalists try to find out ...
Plot: assassination attempt, film within a film, mistress, pregnancy, scar, astronaut, archive footage, breaking the fourth wall, political candidate, eavesdropping, wiretap, hypodermic needle ...
Place: usa, poland
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Jack Reed: Death and Vengeance (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Jack Reed is investigating a mass murder that occurred in a cemetery in broad daylight. Most individuals at the cemetery and the victims are Russian immigrants and they either fear or don't trust the police, because they have complaining about ...
Style: suspense
Plot: mass murder, political candidate, attorney, murder investigation, investigation, death, politician, murder
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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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