Political corruption movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant political corruption movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense, clever and interesting films and TV shows about / with political corruption, state affairs, dishonesty, corruption, politics, murder, conspiracy, mentor, manipulation and greed plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as political corruption: V for Vendetta (2005), The Bank Job (2008), Power (1986), House of Cards (2013), Borgia (2011), Scandal (1989), Il Divo (2008), Brigada (2002), Bulworth (1998), Absolute Power (1997).

List of political corruption movies

 8.2
 1.0M
V for Vendetta (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 132 min.
Story: In a world in which Great Britain has become a fascist state, a masked vigilante known only as 'V' conducts guerrilla warfare against the oppressive British government. When 'V' rescues a young woman from the secret police, he ...
Style: captivating, futuristic, stylized, intense, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: fighting the system, revolution, vengeance, freedom, future dystopia, rebellion, anti hero, distopia, society, vigilantism, life is a bitch, anti heroes ...
Time: future, 2020s
Place: england, london, europe, britain, big ben london
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 7.2
 171K
The Bank Job (2008)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Australia
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Terry is a small-time car dealer trying to leave his shady past behind and start a family. Martine is a beautiful model from Terry's old neighbourhood who knows that Terry is no angel. When Martine proposes a foolproof plan to rob a bank, Terry ...
Style: tense, rough, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, bank robbery, political corruption, murder, blackmail, mafia, extortion, crime, crimes, crime gone awry, unlikely criminals, proposal ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971
Place: london, england, europe, bahamas, caribbean ...
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 5.7
 3K
Power (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Pete St. John is a powerful and successful political consultant, with clients spread around the country. When his long-time friend and client Ohio senator Sam Hastings decides to quit politics, he is rapidly drafted to help with the campaign of the ...
Style: serious, realistic, cynical, clever, talky
Plot: political corruption, politics, manipulation, state affairs, society, fighting the system, manipulations, campaign, political intrigue, ambition, dishonesty, legal ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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 8.7
 456K
House of Cards (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 51 min.
Story: Set in present day Washington, D.C., House of Cards is the story of Frank Underwood, a ruthless and cunning politician, and his wife Claire who will stop at nothing to conquer everything. This wicked political drama penetrates the shadowy world of ...
Style: serious, cynical, captivating, tense, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: politics, manipulations, political intrigue, state affairs, manipulation, lobbyist, political corruption, intrigue, blind ambition, media, white house, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c., u.s. capitol building
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 7.8
 6K
Borgia (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France, Germany, Italy, Czech Republic
Duration: 52 min.
Story: Borgia is a French-German-Czech historical drama television series created by Tom Fontana. The show recounts the Borgia family's rise to power and subsequent domination of the Papal States during the Renaissance. Borgia debuted in Italy via ...
Style: realistic, captivating, rough, epic, ambiguous ending ...
Plot: political intrigue, historical character, clergy, church, power struggle, politics, political corruption, european history, ambition, rivalry, political unrest, corrupted ruler ...
Time: middle ages, 1400s, 16th century, 1500s, renaissance ...
Place: italy, rome italy, europe, florence italy, spain ...
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 6.5
 5K
Scandal (1989)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: An English bon-vivant osteopath is enchanted with a young exotic dancer and invites her to live with him. He serves as friend and mentor, and through his contacts and parties she and her friend meet and date members of the Conservative Party. ...
Style: realistic, serious, intense, based on true events, psychological ...
Plot: sex scandal, political corruption, politics, betrayal, social decay, social differences, rise and fall, society, dishonesty, couples, prostitute, scandal ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: england, europe, london, california
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 7.3
 16K
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: disturbing, suspenseful, serious, controversial, political ...
Plot: political corruption, mafia, murder, prime minister, italian history, blackmail, photographer, state affairs, politics, crimes, head of state, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, 70s, 90s, 80s, 1990s ...
Place: italy, europe, soviet union, rome italy, sicily ...
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 8.4
 9K
Brigada (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 750 min.
Story: Brigada, also known as Law of the Lawless, is a Russian 15-episode crime mini-series that debuted in 2002. It became very popular, but received mixed reviews due to accusations in aestheticization of violence. The miniseries follows the story of ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Plot: crimes, criminal heroes, organized crime, mafia, gang, gangsters, crime boss, buddies, russian, murder, crime, mob boss ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: russia, moscow russia
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 6.8
 24K
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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 6.7
 49K
Absolute Power (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A master thief coincidentally is robbing a house where a murder in which the President of The United States is involved occurs in front of his eyes. He is forced to run yet may hold evidence that could convict the President. A political thriller ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: secret service, political corruption, family relations, crimes, assassination, crime, state affairs, witnessing a crime, uncover truth, deadly, dishonesty, corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: washington d.c., usa
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Ashes of Paradise (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Argentina
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A judge falls from the roof of the Federal Courthouse. A woman is murdered. Between them and the three sons of the judge there is a connection that will be investigated by a woman judge who is determined to discover the truth.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, rough, psychological, serious ...
Plot: politics, political corruption, murder, intrigue, suicide, revenge, judge, suspicion, multiple perspectives, state affairs, crimes, legal investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: argentina, latin america
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My Fellow Americans (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: They used to run the country. Now they're running for their lives! Two on-the-lam former Presidents of the United States. Framed in a scandal by the current President and pursued by armed agents, the two squabbling political foes plunge into a ...
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic, political comedy ...
Plot: politics, political corruption, assassination attempt, white house, assassination, disorder, buddies, odd couple, journalism, state affairs, head of state, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, west virginia, ohio, washington d.c.
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Elite Squad: The Enemy Within (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Brazil
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After a bloody invasion of the BOPE in the High-Security Penitentiary Bangu 1 in Rio de Janeiro to control a rebellion of interns, the Lieutenant-Colonel Roberto Nascimento and the second in command Captain André Matias are accused by the Human ...
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: corruption, reformatory, politics, political corruption, fighting the system, police corruption, torture, jail, organized crime, penitentiary, criminal, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, latin america, south america
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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: realistic, captivating, serious, factual, tense ...
Plot: politics, political conspiracy, journalism, investigation, newspaper, political corruption, president, political intrigue, political thriller, white house, cover up, wiretap ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1972
Place: washington d.c., usa, united states
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All the King's Men (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The story of an idealist's rise to power in the world of Louisiana politics and the corruption that leads to his ultimate downfall. Based on the1946 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel written by Robert Penn Warren.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, emotional, intense ...
Plot: politics, manipulation, blackmail, mistress, political corruption, ambition, journalist, fighting the system, scandal, governor, rise to the top, state affairs ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 1950s, 50s
Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa, new orleans, new jersey
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 6.8
 48K
Dave (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Bill Mitchell is the philandering and distant President of the United States. Dave Kovic is a sweet-natured and caring Temp Agency operator, who by a staggering coincidence looks exactly like the President. As such, when Mitchell wants to escape an ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, witty, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: u.s. president, lookalikes, politics, coma, secret service, political corruption, president, congress, conspiracy, romance, head of state, white house ...
Time: 90s, twentieth century, 1990s, 20th century, year 1993
Place: usa, washington d.c., california
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 7.2
 441K
American Hustle (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, China
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A con man, Irving Rosenfeld, along with his seductive partner Sydney Prosser, is forced to work for a wild FBI agent, Richie DiMaso, who pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia.
Style: twists and turns, tense, semi serious, intense, suspense ...
Plot: cons and scams, fbi, partners in crime, mayor, political corruption, criminal heroes, partners, crimes, deception, romancing partners, organized crime, working undercover ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, year 1978
Place: new jersey, usa, new york, atlantic city new jersey
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 7.2
 78K
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: talky, humorous, realistic, thought provoking, suspense ...
Plot: political conspiracy, presidential election, political corruption, satire, election, cia, senator, election campaign, politics, war, journalism, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: albania, washington d.c., usa, latin america, iraq ...
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Atlas Shrugged: Part I (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A powerful railroad executive, Dagny Taggart, struggles to keep her business alive while society is crumbling around her. Based on the 1957 novel by Ayn Rand.
Style: thought provoking, serious, captivating, stylized, futuristic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: political corruption, politics, idealism, human spirit, totalitarianism, workplace, civil rights, corporate world, high society, fighting the system, ambition, hopes ...
Time: future, year 2017, year 2016
Place: usa, colorado, new york, russia
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Mulholland Falls (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In 1950s Los Angeles, a special crime squad of the LAPD investigates the murder of a young woman.
Style: tense, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police investigation, investigation, political corruption, police, crimes, mystery, partners against crime, dishonesty, neo noir, tough law enforcer, fighting crime ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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 6.2
 19K
City Hall (1996)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The accidental shooting of a boy in New York leads to an investigation by the Deputy Mayor, and unexpectedly far-reaching consequences.
Style: tense, realistic, thought provoking, suspense, talky ...
Plot: investigation, political corruption, conspiracy, police, mayor, crimes, uncover truth, society, corruption, murder, mafia, idealism ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, harlem ...
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 7.1
 35K
No Way Out (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Navy Lt. Tom Farrell meets a young woman, Susan Atwell , and they share a passionate fling. Farrell then finds out that his superior, Defense Secretary David Brice, is also romantically involved with Atwell. When the young woman turns up dead, ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, tense, sexy, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: murder, military, political corruption, love triangle, army investigation, danger, neo noir, kgb, mystery, crimes, mysterious character, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., pentagon, usa, manila philippines
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The Bankers of God: The Calvi Affair (2002)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A reconstruction of the bankruptcy of the Banco Ambrosiano bank and its liaisons with the Vatican and the Masonry through its president Roberto Calvi, notoriously found dead under the Blackfriars Bridge in London in June 1982.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, fighting the system, political corruption, politics, conspiracy, bank, mafia, uncover truth, gangsters, clergy, crimes, crime ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, london, palermo italy, switzerland, new york ...
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 7.1
 143K
Spy Game (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Japan, France
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Veteran spy Nathan Muir is on the verge of retiring from the CIA when he learns that his one-time protégé and close friend, Tom Bishop, is a political prisoner sentenced to die in Beijing. Although their friendship has been marred by bad blood and ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, suspense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, spy, espionage, working undercover, rescue, mentor, undercover, bribery, race against time, government agency, secret agents, political corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, 1990s
Place: china, berlin germany, cyprus, saigon, shanghai china ...
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The Pelican Brief (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Two Supreme Court Justices have been assassinated. One lone law student has stumbled upon the truth. An investigative journalist wants her story. Everybody else wants her dead.
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, captivating, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: political conspiracy, state affairs, crime, murder, political corruption, politics, crimes, fighting the system, supreme court, woman in danger, professor, investigation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new orleans, new york, washington d.c.
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The Art of Losing (2004)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Colombia, Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A body is discovered impaled on a stake near a scenic lake near Bogota. A journalist try to find what happened. With a friend, they set about to find the cause of the crime and uncover an intricate real estate fraud involving corrupt politicians, ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, psychological, tense ...
Plot: nudist, political corruption, investigation, life is a bitch, partners against crime, murder, social decay, journalism, media, partners, dishonesty, state affairs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: colombia, latin america
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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, biting ...
Plot: political corruption, betrayal, fighting the system, state affairs, dishonesty, relationship vs career, congress, legal, workplace, love affair, workplace romance, workplace situations ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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 4.3
 269
Cause of Death (2001)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A deputy-district attorney, assigned to investigate the murder of the mayor's cousin, finds himself falling for the victim's wife.
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, political corruption, who done it, love affair, dangerous attraction, dishonesty, danger, femme fatale, law enforcement, rivalry, murder investigation, trial ...
Time: 90s
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Rabbit on the Moon (2004)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Mexico, UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Though around them a criminal world seethes, Julie and Antonio are a young and loving couple with a new baby and a solid, white-collar sense of stability. But when a loose social connection suddenly ties them to a major political assassination, the ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: assassination, political corruption, assassination attempt, uncover truth, life turned upside down, fighting the system, life is a bitch, politics, political conspiracy, frame up, deadly, love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico city, mexico, london
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 8.0
 139K
JFK (1991)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 189 min.
Story: New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison discovers there's more to the Kennedy assassination than the official story.
Style: thought provoking, serious, captivating, controversial, disturbing ...
Plot: political conspiracy, kennedy assassination, president, investigation, cia, assassination, gay slur, fighting the system, evidence, political corruption, district attorney, government ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1963
Place: new orleans, texas, vietnam, cuba, washington d.c.
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