American politics movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant american politics movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, talky, tense, dramatic and interesting films and TV shows about / with american politics, politics, state affairs, president, political, u.s. president, mentor, dialogue, paranoia and white house plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Thriller genres shot in USA, Canada, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as american politics: Alpha House (2013), All the President's Men (1976), Nixon (1995), Game Change (2012), Charlie Wilson's War (2007), The West Wing (1999), Seven Days in May (1964), Recount (2008), The Candidate (1972), Thirteen Days (2000).

List of american politics movies

Alpha House (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Four Republican senators share the same D.C. house rental, and face re-election battles, looming indictments, and parties -- all with a sense of humor.
Style: exciting, tense, captivating, rough, sentimental ...
Plot: politics, politician, senator, u.s. senator, political satire, american politics, danger, mentor, world politics
Place: 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: talky, suspenseful, realistic, clever, captivating ...
Plot: politics, investigation, journalism, newspaper, political corruption, journalist, president, newspaper man, political conspiracy, political intrigue, white house, republican ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1972
Place: usa, washington d.c., mcdonald's restaurant
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Nixon (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 192 min.
Story: An all-star cast powers this epic look at American President Richard M. Nixon, a man carrying the fate of the world on his shoulders while battling the self-destructive demands within. Spanning his troubled boyhood in California to the shocking ...
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, touching, disturbing ...
Plot: politics, government, political corruption, rise and fall, vietnam war, historical figure, usa president, campaign, presidential election, life is a bitch, ambition, political conspiracy ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 60s, 70s, 20th century ...
Place: washington d.c., china, california, texas
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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, clever, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: politics, campaign, republican party, presidential election, republican, election, conservative, stupidity, state affairs, americana, ambition, media ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2008, year 2007
Place: usa, alaska, russia, new hampshire, south carolina ...
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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: clever, realistic, thought provoking, humorous, factual ...
Plot: cia, congress, politics, cold war, womanizer, politician, deception, political intrigue, muslim, drugs/alcohol, law enforcement, political unrest ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s, year 1980
Place: afghanistan, usa, texas, washington d.c., middle east ...
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You Got Trumped: The First 100 Days (2016)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, USA, Canada
Story: This insane comedy series examines President Donald Trump's first 100 days in office.
Plot: american politics, trophy wife, government, sex scene, political satire, political, republican party, white house, president, american history, bigotry, presidential election ...
Place: mexico, china
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The West Wing (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: The West Wing provides a glimpse into presidential politics in the nation's capital as it tells the stories of the members of a fictional presidential administration. These interesting characters have humor and dedication that touches the heart ...
Style: clever, serious, talky, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: politics, white house, political intrigue, politician, election, state affairs, democrat, liberal, secretary, government official, chief of staff, administration ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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Seven Days in May (1964)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A U.S. Army general alerts the president of a planned military coup against him.
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: cold war, u.s. air force, white house, politics, conspiracy, secret service, political thriller, kidnapping, desert, coup, revolution, chief of staff ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, future
Place: pentagon, russia, texas, latin america, california
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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, captivating, serious, stylized, sincere ...
Plot: politics, political conspiracy, presidential election, government, campaign, political corruption, election, democrat, republican, head of state, politician, society ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, florida, texas, washington d.c., new jersey ...
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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: talky, cynical, clever, realistic, witty ...
Plot: politics, campaign, idealism, election, realism, ambition, media, state affairs, rise to the top, americana, hopes, society ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, san diego california, latin america
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Thirteen Days (2000)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Dramatisation of the Cuban Missile Crisis, the nuclear standoff with the USSR sparked by the discovery by the Americans of missle bases established on the Soviet allied island of Cuba. Shown from the perspective of the US President, John F Kennedy, ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, thought provoking, disturbing ...
Plot: politics, cold war, white house, military, president, nuclear threat, head of state, leadership, atomic bomb, usa president, threat, race against time ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1962
Place: usa, cuba, soviet union, washington d.c., manhattan new york city ...
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The Handmaid's Tale (2017)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Set in a dystopian future, a woman is forced to live as a concubine under a fundamentalist theocratic dictatorship. A TV adaptation of Margaret Atwood's novel.
Style: captivating, psychological, bleak, melancholic, rough
Plot: society, protest, belief, slavery, soldier, infertility, surrogate mother, torture, alternate world, kidnapping, violence against women, lesbian ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s, near future
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That's My Bush! (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: That's My Bush! is an American comedy television series that aired on Comedy Central from April 4 to May 23, 2001. Created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone, best known for also creating South Park, the series centers on the fictitious personal ...
Style: humorous, not serious, offbeat, realistic
Plot: sitcom, politics, parody, white house, goofy hero, head of state, usa president, state affairs, disorder, couple relations, media, maid ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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St. Elmo's Fire (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Seven friends - Alec, Billy, Jules, Kevin, Kirby, Leslie and Wendy - are trying to navigate through life and their friendships following college graduation. Alec, who aspires to political life, has just shown his true colors by changing his ...
Style: sentimental, serious, sincere, realistic, talky ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, secret admirer, love triangle, infidelity, ambition, graduation, buddies, innocence lost, urban, romance, introspection, couple relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, washington d.c., new jersey
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K Street (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: K Street is a 2003 HBO television series about lobbyists and politicians in Washington, D.C. It was named for a street that is home to many lobbying and legal firms.
Style: clever, serious, talky, witty, realistic ...
Plot: politics, lobbyist, workplace situations, office, dishonesty, realism, workplace, workplace intrigue, campaign, ambition, media, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Vice (2018)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: George W. Bush picks Dick Cheney, the CEO of Halliburton Co., to be his Republican running mate in the 2000 presidential election. No stranger to politics, Cheney's impressive résumé includes stints as White House chief of staff, House ...
Plot: iraq war, september 11 2001, white house, war on terror, vice president, u.s. vice president, hit by a car, hospital, heart attack, u.s. government, political leader, politics ...
Time: year 1963
Place: washington d.c., wyoming, pentagon
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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, spy mission, political, intelligence, cia, intrigue, agent, spy, top secret, satellite, espionage, secret agent ...
Place: south australia, australia, adelaide south australia
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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: suspenseful, clever, tense, psychological, serious ...
Plot: cold war, conspiracy, brainwashing, election, uncover truth, political conspiracy, communism, senator, cards, strangulation, nervous breakdown, nightmare ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: new york, usa, north korea, china, manhattan new york city ...
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Designated Survivor (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Tom Kirkman, a low-level cabinet member is suddenly appointed President of the United States after a catastrophic attack during the State of the Union kills everyone above him in the Presidential line of succession.
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, twists and turns, suspenseful
Plot: politics, terrorism, usa president, counter terrorism, president, crimes, danger, investigation, marriage, first lady, fbi, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s
Place: washington d.c., usa
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Winter Kills (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: 19 years after President Timothy Keegan was assassinated, his brother Nick discovers a dying man claiming to have been the gunman. While trying to avoid his wealthy and domineering father's attempts to control his actions, Nick follows the ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, dark humor ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination of president, assassination, investigation, political conspiracy, fighting the system, politics, mystery, amateur detective, government agency, assassination attempt, legal investigation, on the run ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1960, 1960s, 1950s ...
Place: havana cuba
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Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The story of Mark Felt, who under the name "Deep Throat" helped journalists Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein uncover the Watergate scandal in 1974.
Style: based on true events
Plot: cover-up, usa president, fbi, scandal, whistleblower, mother daughter relationship, commune, politics, ends with biographical notes, congressional hearing, telephone, secret ...
Time: year 1974
Place: washington d.c.
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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, clever, serious, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: journalism, violence, politics, tv news, vietnam war, vandalism, hippie, culture clash, political unrest, racism, injustice, urban ghetto ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1968
Place: usa, west virginia, washington d.c., america, illinois ...
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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, sincere, realistic, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: racism, campaign, assassination attempt, civil rights, dedicated lawyer, head of state, interracial relations, discrimination, injustice, politics, ambition, legal ...
Time: 60s, year 1963, year 1965, year 1972, 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, realistic, tense, suspense
Plot: assassination, politics, conspiracy, paranoia, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, society, state affairs, investigation, murder, political conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1963
Place: dallas texas, usa, texas, america
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Dick (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Canada, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Comedy about two high school girls who wander off during a class trip to the White House and meet President Richard Nixon. They become the official dog walkers for Nixon's dog Checkers, and become his secret advisors during the Watergate ...
Style: clever, humorous, not serious, witty, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, politics, vietnam war, friendship, farce, political corruption, white house, whistleblower, drugs/alcohol, head of state, political conspiracy, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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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: clever, witty, semi serious, humorous, biting ...
Plot: politics, liberal, hip hop, political corruption, campaign, election campaign, political satire, senator, insurance, election, media satire, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, america, united states ...
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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: not serious, humorous, witty, political comedy
Plot: parody, politics, media, anti heroes, goofy hero, head of state, political conspiracy, political intrigue, campaign, fighting the system, nothing goes right, family life ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: washington d.c.
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Killing Kennedy (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Drama documentary based on Bill O'Reilly's and Martin Dugard's 2012 non-fiction book "Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot". It follows the parallel lives of John F. Kennedy and Lee Harvey Oswald from the winter 1959-1960 to ...
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, captivating, tense ...
Plot: kennedy assassination, assassination, hitman, politics, white house, americana, head of state, couple relations, deadly, state affairs, democrat, administration ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1963, year 1962
Place: usa, texas, russia, dallas texas, washington d.c.
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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: serious, sincere, realistic, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: politics, head of state, rise to the top, usa president, ambition, state affairs, campaign, media, u.s. senator, democrat, political candidate, vice president ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, year 1965 ...
Place: washington d.c., dallas texas, texas, usa, america
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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: semi serious, humorous, witty, realistic, biting
Audience: girls' night
Plot: politics, opposites attract, anti war, democrat, head of state, romance, college, fighting the system, idealism, innocence lost, love affair, americana ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, connecticut, madison square garden manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, texas
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