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, tense, suspense, serious, talky and captivating films and TV shows about / with american politics, politics, state affairs, political, president, u.s. president, mentor, politician, white house and husband wife relationship plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Biography genres shot in USA, Australia, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as american politics: Game Change (2012), The West Wing (1999), That's My Bush! (2001), K Street (2003), Killing Kennedy (2013), Truth (2015), The Irishman (2019), Irresistible (2020), Alpha House (2013), Our Cartoon President (2018).

List of american politics movies

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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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, talky, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: politics, political intrigue, politician, election, white house, teamwork, democrat, liberal, government official, workplace situations, head of state, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 90s
Place: washington d.c., usa
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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: sitcom, humorous, not serious, realistic, offbeat
Plot: politics, parody, satire, white house, goofy hero, head of state, state affairs, couple relations, media, political leader, u.s. president, political satire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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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: realistic, serious, clever, cynical, talky ...
Plot: politics, lobbyist, dishonesty, realism, campaign, workplace intrigue, state affairs, ambition, workplace, rivalry, fictional reality show, political satire ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., usa
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Killing Kennedy (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, 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: tense, realistic, serious, stylized, captivating ...
Plot: politics, assassination, kennedy assassination, head of state, couple relations, deadly, state affairs, assassination of president, american politics, brother brother relationship, husband wife relationship, white house ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1963, 1960s, year 1962
Place: usa, washington d.c., texas, russia, dallas texas
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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, witty, humorous, political comedy
Plot: politics, parody, media, political conspiracy, political intrigue, goofy hero, disorder, fighting the system, family life, campaign, head of state, state affairs ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: washington d.c.
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Truth (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: As a renowned producer and close associate of Dan Rather, Mary Mapes believes she’s broken the biggest story of the 2004 election: revelations of a sitting U.S. President’s military service. But when allegations come pouring in, sources change ...
Style: based on true events, suspense, factual, twists and turns, intense ...
Plot: tv reporter, politics, political scandal, presidential election, american politics, election, ends with biographical notes, fired from the job, husband wife relationship, justice, twists & turns, conspiracy theory ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century
Place: texas, new york
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The Irishman (2019)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 209 min.
Story: A mob hit man recalls his possible involvement with the slaying of Jimmy Hoffa.
Style: exciting, tense, captivating, thought provoking, epic
Plot: mafia, life, hitman, organized crime, labor union, high society, italian mafia, father daughter relationship, arrest, bribery, prison, murder ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 50s, 1950s, 1960s ...
Place: philadelphia, pennsylvania, chicago illinois, florida, cuba ...
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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, twists and turns
Plot: american politics, election campaign, political satire, mayor, small town, democrat, fund raising, politician, plot twist, fundraiser, set up, veteran ...
Place: wisconsin
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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, suspenseful, tense, captivating, rough ...
Plot: politics, politician, senator, u.s. senator, political satire, american politics, danger, world politics, mentor, satire
Place: washington d.c.
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Our Cartoon President (2018)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: A hilarious look into the Trump presidency, animation style. Starring two-dimensional avatars of Donald Trump and his merry band of insiders and family members, this cutting-edge comedy presents the truish adventures of Trump, his confidants and bon ...
Style: topical humor, humorous, entertaining, funny, based on true events ...
Plot: parody, political satire, white house, absurd humor, usa president, workplace situations, family relations, jerk, american politics, ratings, usa politics, political humor ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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Frost/Nixon (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: For three years after being forced from office, Nixon remained silent. But in summer 1977, the steely, cunning former commander-in-chief agreed to sit for one all-inclusive interview to confront the questions of his time in office and the Watergate ...
Style: clever, tense, psychological, sincere, tricky ...
Plot: journalism, president, reporter, politics, tv show, loneliness, scandal, power struggle, lie, mind game, uncover truth, secret ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1974, year 1977
Place: usa, california, australia, new york, washington d.c. ...
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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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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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Protocol (1984)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Sweet, unsophisticated Sunny is working as a cocktail waitress. She saves a visiting dignitary and as a reward she gets a top-office job in the Washington beehive. She has to fight against a devious protocol officer but with her charms, she saves ...
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious, political comedy ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: politics, assassination attempt, fish out of water, power relations, strong female presence, silly humor, dishonesty, disorder, looking for love, political intrigue, culture clash, media satire ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., usa, middle east
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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: melancholic, psychological, bleak, rough, captivating
Plot: surrogate mother, rape, violence against women, slavery, infertility, protest, sexism, kidnapping, society, totalitarianism, belief, torture ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future, 2010s
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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, realistic, sincere, talky, serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, love triangle, graduation, infidelity, young adult, looking for love, adolescence vs adulthood, couple relations, buddies, ambition, secret admirer, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, washington d.c., new jersey
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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: thought provoking, realistic, touching, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: politics, political corruption, government, vietnam war, campaign, rise and fall, historical figure, life is a bitch, presidential election, ambition, political conspiracy, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s ...
Place: washington d.c., china, usa, california, texas
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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 ...
Style: realistic, captivating, cynical, humorous, psychological ...
Plot: u.s. president, political campaign, vice president, iraq war, war on terror, politician, intrigue, political leader, u.s. congress, u.s. constitution, tragic event, money ...
Time: year 2001, year 1968, september 11 2001, year 1973, 21st century ...
Place: washington d.c., usa, america, wyoming, cambodia ...
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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 ...
Style: captivating, suspenseful, tense, suspense
Plot: intelligence agency, intelligence, politics, intrigue, spy mission, top secret, spy, satellite, cia, political, television, agent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, adelaide south australia, 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: tense, suspenseful, psychological, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: conspiracy, political thriller, political conspiracy, cold war, brainwashing, election, communism, uncover truth, nervous breakdown, nightmare, senator, strangulation ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: new york, korea, usa, china, north korea ...
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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, tense, captivating, twists and turns, suspenseful
Plot: counter terrorism, usa president, politics, terrorism, president, marriage, first lady, investigation, crimes, danger, catastrophe, explosion ...
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: realistic, suspenseful, tense, dark humor, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: political conspiracy, assassination, hitman, investigation, conspiracy, satire, assassination of president, danger, assassination attempt, amateur detective, undercover, on the run ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, 50s, year 1958 ...
Place: new york, havana cuba, philadelphia
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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, disturbing, tense, captivating
Plot: fbi, scandal, cover-up, politics, whistleblower, white house, secret, husband wife relationship, congressional hearing, lie, marriage, baby ...
Time: year 1974, 70s
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, disturbing, thought provoking, serious, clever ...
Plot: politics, journalism, nudity (full frontal - brief), violence, vietnam war, hippie, vandalism, tv news, culture clash, fighting the system, racism, urban ghetto ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1968
Place: chicago illinois, west virginia, usa, washington d.c., america ...
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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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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: realistic, suspenseful, tense, suspense, serious
Plot: assassination, conspiracy, kennedy assassination, investigation, dishonesty, political conspiracy, deadly, murder, state affairs, society, conspiracy theory, kennedy family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1963
Place: dallas texas, texas, usa, america
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Dick (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Canada, France
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: humorous, not serious, light, entertaining, clever ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: politics, goofy hero, teenage life, workplace intrigue, journalism, farce, dishonesty, high school, investigation, friendship, whistleblower, political corruption ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., usa
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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: realistic, thought provoking, clever, suspense, humorous ...
Plot: cia, congress, politics, cold war, womanizer, politician, deception, muslim, danger, law enforcement, political intrigue, state affairs ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980, 1990s, 90s
Place: afghanistan, washington d.c., usa, texas, cairo egypt ...
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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: witty, humorous, thought provoking, satirical, clever ...
Plot: politics, liberal, hip hop, political satire, political corruption, senator, interracial romance, insurance, romance, americana, fighting the system, society ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, washington d.c., united states ...
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