Election campaign movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant election campaign movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, political, suspense, clever, humorous and entertaining films and TV shows about / with election campaign, politics, election, political campaign, politician, corruption, state affairs, runaway, political corruption and political candidate plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as election campaign: Bob Roberts (1992), Irresistible (2020), Wag the Dog (1997), The Best Man (1964), The Campaign (2012), The Growing Pains Movie (2000), At Risk (2010), State of Play (2009), Peruchazhi (2014), The Manchurian Candidate (1962).

List of election campaign movies

 7.0
 15K
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: political, witty, cynical, talky, humorous ...
Plot: political satire, election campaign, politics, satire, manipulation, political campaign, journalism, conservative, republican, senator, conspiracy, ambition ...
Time: 90s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, new york, nicaragua
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 6.3
 21K
Irresistible (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A Democratic political consultant helps a retired Marine colonel run for mayor in a small, conservative Wisconsin town.
Style: twist ending, political, parody, humorous, ironic ...
Plot: election campaign, american politics, political campaign, political satire, mayor, small town, usa politics, politics, political candidate, campaigning, debate, politician ...
Time: contemporary, year 2016
Place: wisconsin, usa, washington d.c., new york
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 7.1
 85K
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, suspense ...
Plot: politics, political corruption, journalism, cia, conspiracy, election, satire, secret service, political conspiracy, war, senator, election campaign ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., albania, latin america, middle east, iraq ...
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 7.6
 4K
The Best Man (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The other party is in disarray. Five men vie for the party nomination for president. No one has a majority as the first ballot closes and the front-runners begin to decide how badly they want the job.
Style: realistic, serious, cynical, political, rough ...
Plot: politics, political intrigue, election, election campaign, corrupt politician, ambition, rivalry, rise to the top, state affairs, media, head of state, opponent ...
Time: 60s
Place: los angeles
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 6.1
 132K
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: parody, funny, humorous, political, satirical ...
Plot: congressman, politics, farce, satire, election campaign, election, mentor, political corruption, twists and turns, stereotypes, sarcasm, campaigning ...
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.
TV show
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, political campaign, politics, campaigning, reunion
Place: washington d.c.
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 4.4
 546
At Risk (2010)
Genre: Crime, Mystery
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: "At Risk" introduces Win Garano (Sunjata), the rising star of the Massachusetts State Police, when D.A. Monique "Money" Lamont (MacDowell) sends him to Tennessee to investigate a cold case that took place more than 20 years ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: partners, police investigation, law enforcement, election campaign, murder, mystery, fighting crime, uncover truth, crimes, legal, legal investigation, who done it ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tennessee, massachusetts, boston, usa
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 7.1
 154K
State of Play (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Handsome, unflappable U.S. Congressman Stephen Collins is the future of his political party: an honorable appointee who serves as the chairman of a committee overseeing defense spending. All eyes are upon the rising star to be his party's ...
Style: suspense, political, tense, suspenseful, clever ...
Plot: journalism, political conspiracy, politics, conspiracy, newspaper, corruption, reporter, spy, assassination, crimes, twists and turns, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: washington d.c., usa
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 3.9
 873
Peruchazhi (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: India
Duration: 151 min.
Story: Jagannathan, a political advisor, is hired to help John, a politician in California. He employs various shrewd tactics to help John's party win the elections.
Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating, realistic, parody
Plot: political satire, election campaign, politics, rise to the top, advisor, proposal, widow, single mother, prostitute, indian lead, malayalam
Place: california
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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: 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 ...
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 7.3
 98K
Election (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A high school teacher's personal life becomes complicated as he works with students during the school elections.
Style: political, witty, humorous, realistic, funny ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: high school, teacher, election, jealousy, teenager, politics, satire, teenage girl, coming of age, cheerleading, school, teachers and students ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., nebraska, california, new york, manhattan new york city ...
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 7.0
 11K
The Candidate (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Bill McKay is a candidate for the U.S. Senate from California. He has no hope of winning, so he is willing to tweak the establishment.
Style: political, thought provoking, witty, realistic, cynical ...
Plot: politics, election, father son relationship, idealism, political campaign, american politics, political rally, satire, u.s. senator, campaign, political corruption, manipulation ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, latin america, usa, san diego california, san francisco
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Blue Sunshine (1977)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: At a party, someone goes insane and murders three women. Falsely accused of the brutal killings, Jerry is on the run. More bizarre killings continue with alarming frequency all over town. Trying to clear his name, Jerry discovers the shocking ...
Style: disturbing, surreal, mind bending, macabre, psychedelic ...
Plot: lsd, election campaign, political campaign, politician, zombie, murder, cult, virus, exploitation, mental disorder, immolation, diploma ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles
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 5.4
 20K
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, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: politics, usa president, farce, presidential election, stereotypes, state affairs, ambition, head of state, republican, fish out of water, satire, brother brother relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., chicago illinois, nashville tennessee
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 6.6
 423
Kingmaker (2022)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: South Korea
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Dreaming of changing the world, SEO Chang-dae takes part in KIM Woon-bum’s political campaign. To resist the current dictatorial ruling party, SEO adopts a very aggressive propaganda campaign, and it makes KIM become the strongest candidate in the ...
Style: suspense, captivating, tense, disturbing, political
Plot: politics, presidential campaign, election campaign, election, assassination, political intrigue, political unrest, political conspiracy, suspect, political campaign, intrigue, suspicion ...
Time: year 1961, year 1970, year 1988, 70s, 80s ...
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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: witty, semi serious, realistic, humorous, political ...
Plot: ambition, satire, politics, unemployment, friends, society, against the odds, campaign, political campaign, election campaign, campaigning, underdog ...
Time: 21st century
Place: seattle, usa, washington d.c.
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 5.7
 671
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: realistic, semi serious, humorous, political, suspense ...
Plot: campaign, rise to the top, ambition, fighting the system, lifestyle, love affair, political intrigue, democrat, workplace, society, head of state, legal ...
Time: 90s
Place: michigan, usa, washington d.c.
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 7.8
 6K
King (2011)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The movie opens with a scene of a bank robbery in progress. The actions of the robbers during the gateway is photographed by Ashwin (Jeeva). After a chase, the injured Ashwin loses his camera to the robbers but managed to retrieve the memory card. ...
Style: political, political thriller
Plot: terrorist, assassination, political corruption, political campaign, election, terrorism, politician, journalist, journalism, election campaign, bomb, deception ...
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 6.2
 3K
Scribe (2016)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Two years after a burn-out, Duval is still unemployed. Contacted by an enigmatic businessman, he is offered a simple and well-paid job: transcribing telephone tapping. Duval accepts financially without questioning the purpose of the organization ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, exciting, disturbing, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: espionage, wiretap, crimes, spy, unemployed, politics, election campaign, torture, french, election, alcoholic, new job ...
Time: 21st century
Place: france
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Operation Carwash: A Worldwide Corruption Scandal Made in Brazil (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Brazil
Duration: 107 min.
Story: 2013. During Operation Bidone, the Federal Police seized a truck loaded with palm heart, which contained 697 kg of cocaine. The investigation falls on the team assembled by Ivan Romano, based in Curitiba and composed by Beatriz, Júlio and Ítalo. ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, tense, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: political corruption, police, politics, government corruption, investigation, justice, organized crime, arrest, judge, prison, legal, election campaign ...
Place: brazil, switzerland
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 7.2
 14K
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 ...
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 6.8
 2K
Blue Eyes (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: High adrenaline Swedish political thriller from the creative talent behind Humans – An extreme right-wing party is heading towards its best election result when the chief of staff at the Justice Department disappears without a trace. Racism, ...
Style: realistic, tense, serious, suspenseful, political
Plot: terrorism, politics, intrigue, crimes, political conspiracy, election, mystery, state affairs, murder, corruption, government, power ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, eastern europe
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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, 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.
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 6.3
 2K
The Big Fix (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Moses Wine, Richard Dreyfuss, at home one night watching a football game that he bet on is contacted by an old flame back from his radical days in collage Lila, Susan Anspach. Lila wants Moses to work for a candidate for governor of California, ...
Style: witty, serious, realistic, suspenseful, clever ...
Plot: private detective, private investigator, investigation, politics, murder, mystery, law enforcement, crimes, state affairs, missing person, friendship, political activist ...
Time: 70s
Place: beverly hills, los angeles
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 6.3
 2K
The Conquest (2011)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A look at French president Nicolas Sarkozy's rise to power.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, sincere, captivating, serious ...
Plot: politics, parliament, political party, ambition, state affairs, society, rise to the top, political intrigue, private vs public, media sensation, leadership, social differences ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2007, year 2004, 2000s
Place: france, europe
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 6.8
 26K
Bulworth (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A suicidally disillusioned liberal politician puts a contract out on himself and takes the opportunity to be bluntly honest with his voters by affecting the rhythms and speech of hip-hop music and culture.
Style: political, humorous, witty, thought provoking, satirical ...
Plot: politics, political satire, hip hop, political corruption, liberal, fighting the system, senator, insurance, interracial romance, election, satire, romance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, los angeles, usa, america, washington d.c. ...
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 6.1
 3K
The Badge (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A sheriff begins an investigation into the death of a local transsexual after hearing that high ranking politicians may have been involved. Although he is homophobic, his investigation causes him to be rejected by others, forcing him to seek help ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, neo noir
Plot: transsexual, murder investigation, murder, gender, uncover truth, political corruption, investigation, mystery, fighting the system, politics, dishonesty, sheriff ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, louisiana, new orleans
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The MatchMaker (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Marcy, a worker in the reelection campaign of bumbling Senator John McGlory, is sent to Ireland on a quest to find the Irish ancestry of Sen. McGlory, to help him win the Irish vote. But when Marcy arrives in the small village of Ballinagra, she ...
Style: feel good, witty, humorous, touching, clever ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: love, irish, love and romance, romance, politics, small town, culture clash, small town life, dog, twists and turns, election campaign, culture ...
Time: 90s
Place: ireland, boston, europe, usa
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The Truth Beneath (2016)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After an extremely close national assembly race, Jong-chan wins the nomination of his party. He and his wife Yeon-hong are fully committed to the campaign and when their teenager daughter Min-jin goes missing, Jong-chan convinces Yeon-hong not to ...
Style: political, non-linear
Plot: twists and turns, crimes, police investigation, disappearance, revenge, election campaign, nudity (full frontal - brief), sex tape, hit and run, mother daughter relationship, sex in car, male nudity ...
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What a Girl Wants (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An American girl, Daphne, heads to Europe in search of the father she's never met. But instead of finding a British version of her bohemian mother, she learns the love of her mom's life is an uptight politician. The only problem now is ...
Style: feel good, humorous, romantic, sweet, light ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, family outing, girls' night, kids
Plot: teenage girl, father daughter relationship, cinderella story, social differences, daughter, teen romance, american abroad, fish out of water, hopes, love and romance, fall in love, teenager ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, london, europe, new york, usa ...
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