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 serious, realistic, clever, suspenseful, tense and interesting films and TV shows about / with political corruption, corruption, state affairs, dishonesty, storytelling, mentor, greed, dialogue, politics and betrayal plots mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres shot in USA, Germany, UK and other countries.

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TOP 10 movies tagged as political corruption: V for Vendetta (2005), House of Cards (2013), Brigada (2002), The Bank Job (2008), The Campaign (2012), Power (1986), American Hustle (2013), Ashes of Paradise (1997), Tycoon: A New Russian (2002), Harlock: Space Pirate (2013).
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Brigada (2002)
Action, Crime, Drama
750 min.
The Bank Job (2008)
Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
UK, USA, Australia
111 min.
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Mile 22 (2018)
Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
94 min.
Loro 1 (2018)
Biography, Drama
Italy, France
104 min.

List of political corruption movies

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: futuristic, captivating, stylized, serious, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: revolution, fighting the system, mysterious character, rebellion, vigilantism, vengeance, future dystopia, society, life is a bitch, freedom, disguise, political corruption ...
Time: future, 2020s
Place: england, london, europe, britain, big ben london
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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, clever, witty, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: political intrigue, manipulations, politics, state affairs, blind ambition, political corruption, intrigue, lobbyist, white house, postmodernism, drugs/alcohol, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c., u.s. capitol building
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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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: gang, criminal heroes, mafia, buddies, crimes, russian, crime, gangsters, organized crime, murder, characters in danger, political corruption ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: russia, moscow russia
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The Bank Job (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, 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, suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, political corruption, bank robbery, police corruption, robbery, walkie talkie, car dealer, infidelity, railway station, jackhammer, subway, strip club ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1971
Place: england, london, bahamas, europe, caribbean ...
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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, absurd, witty, ironic ...
Plot: politics, farce, congressman, election campaign, political corruption, uninhibited rivalry, campaign, ambition, media, rivalry, debate, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa
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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, talky, cynical, realistic, clever
Plot: political corruption, politics, head of state, journalism, legal action, manipulations, rise to the top, uncover truth, idealism, media satire, political intrigue, campaign ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
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American Hustle (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
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: tense, intense, suspense, cynical, clever ...
Plot: cons and scams, partners in crime, fbi, political corruption, mayor, criminal heroes, partners, organized crime, deception, manipulation, romancing partners, working undercover ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, year 1978
Place: new jersey, usa, atlantic city new jersey
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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, serious, rough, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: murder, political corruption, politics, multiple perspectives, suspicion, suicide, revenge, judge, intrigue, crime, legal investigation, sibling relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: argentina, latin america
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Tycoon: A New Russian (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Russia, France, Germany
Duration: 128 min.
Story: During the Gorbachev years, Platon Makovski and his four buddies are university students who jump on the private capitalism movement. Fast-forward 20 years, Platon finds himself the richest man in Russia, having sacrificed his friends to get to the ...
Style: cynical, serious, clever, biting, realistic ...
Plot: rise to the top, betrayal, political corruption, fighting the system, politics, crimes, dishonesty, society, crime, blind ambition, rise and fall, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia
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Harlock: Space Pirate (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Space Pirate Captain Harlock and his fearless crew face off against the space invaders who seek to conquer the planet Earth.
Style: futuristic, epic, exciting, tense, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: pirate, space travel, spacecraft, battles, space wars, escapades, outer space, rebelliousness, rebellion, idealism, hopes, rivalry ...
Time: future
Place: japan, battleship, tokyo
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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: emotional, serious, realistic, captivating, biting ...
Plot: politics, mistress, blackmail, political corruption, corruption, manipulation, scandal, governor, journalist, ambition, dishonesty, rise and fall ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, 1950s
Place: louisiana, usa, new orleans, new jersey
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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, atmospheric, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: mafia, political corruption, politics, murder, photographer, blackmail, crime, head of state, diva, crimes, dishonesty, state affairs ...
Time: 21st century, year 1992, year 1991, 1990s, year 1993
Place: italy, europe, rome italy, palermo italy, moscow russia ...
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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: investigation, politics, journalism, newspaper, political corruption, president, journalist, newspaper man, political conspiracy, political intrigue, white house, republican ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, washington d.c., mcdonald's restaurant
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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: suspense, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: secret service, corruption, political corruption, neo noir, white house, secret service agent, rape, assassination, crime, one last job, painting, witnessing a crime ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: washington d.c., usa
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Spy Game (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA, 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, serious, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, spy, espionage, rescue, government agency, secret agents, cold war, race against time, political corruption, woman in danger, chases and races, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s
Place: china, berlin germany, hong kong, saigon, cyprus ...
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They Call Me Mister Tibbs! (1970)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A police detective's investigation of a prostitute's murder points to his best friend.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, atmospheric, tense ...
Plot: political corruption, prostitute, murder, police investigation, self defense, crime, clergy, mystery, domestic disturbance, false accusation, family in crisis, who done it ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: san francisco, usa
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City Hall (1996)
Genre: Drama
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: talky, tense, serious, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: investigation, corruption, political corruption, police, idealism, mayor, drug dealer, uncover truth, urban, undercover, presidential election, undercover agent ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, new orleans ...
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A Good Man in Africa (1994)
Genre: Comedy
Country: South Africa, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Morgan Leafy is a secretary to the British High Commissioner to an Africa nation. Leafy is a man that makes himself useful to his boss, the snobbish Arthur Fanshawe, who has no clue about what's going on around him, but who wants to use his ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, captivating, satirical ...
Plot: political corruption, golf, infidelity, politics, cons and scams, political intrigue, nothing goes right, dishonesty, society, state affairs, ego clash, rebelliousness ...
Time: 90s
Place: africa, london
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Capricorn One (1977)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: In order to protect the reputation of the American space program, a team of scientists stages a phony Mars landing. Willingly participating in the deception are a trio of well-meaning astronauts, who become liabilities when their space capsule is ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense, futuristic ...
Plot: nasa, astronaut, helicopter, uncover truth, conspiracy, desert, society, political corruption, whistleblower, investigative reporter, escape, spacecraft ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, future
Place: texas
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Generation P (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Russia, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A chronicle of Russia's transition from communism to capitalism.
Style: offbeat, humorous, semi serious, surreal, biting ...
Plot: politics, state affairs, political corruption, murder, heavy metal, postmodernism, rise to the top, drugs/alcohol, ambition, dishonesty, prodigy, manipulations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: russia
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The Girl Who Played with Fire (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Germany
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Mikael Blomkvist, publisher of Millennium magazine, has made his living exposing the crooked and corrupt practices of establishment Swedish figures. So when a young journalist approaches him with a meticulously researched thesis about sex ...
Style: twists and turns, serious, tense, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: investigation, journalist, hacker, murder, arson, friendship, rape, secret service, on the run, dishonesty, crime, false accusation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: sweden, europe, scandinavia, stockholm sweden
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Killer Elite (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Based on a shocking true story, Killer Elite pits two of the world’s most elite operatives—Danny, an ex-special ops agent and Hunter, his longtime mentor—against the cunning leader of a secret military society. Covering the globe from ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, spy, rescue, secret service, mentor, hostage, secret society, violence, chase, desert, assassination, ex military ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1980
Place: england, london, middle east, mexico, europe ...
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Edge of Darkness (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: As a seasoned homicide detective, Thomas Craven has seen the bleakest side of humanity. But nothing prepares him for the toughest investigation of his life: the search for his only daughter Emma's killer. Now, he is on a personal mission to ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: uncover truth, murder, vengeance, investigation, corporate crimes, violence, dishonesty, law enforcement, fighting the system, political corruption, riddles and clues, corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa
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The Borgias (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, Hungary, Ireland, Canada
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Set in 15th century Italy at the height of the Renaissance, The Borgias chronicles the corrupt rise of patriarch Rodrigo Borgia to the papacy, where he proceeds to commit every sin in the book to amass and retain power, influence and enormous wealth ...
Style: serious, captivating, clever, epic, sexual ...
Plot: clergy, intrigue, siblings relations, historical character, sin, rivalry, ruler, manipulations, secret, brother sister incest, priest, state affairs ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
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The Hunt for Red October (1990)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A new Soviet nuclear missile sub (a Boomer) heading out on her maiden voyage that is being tracked by a Los Angeles class American submarine suddenly goes silent and "disappears". This focuses the attention of both U.S. Intelligence and ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cold war, navy, submarine, underwater, cia, politics, spy, defection, against the rules, mind game, political intrigue, russian ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, russia, soviet union, atlantic ocean, iceland ...
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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, political satire, election campaign, senator, insurance, election, media satire, drugs/alcohol, campaign ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, america, united states ...
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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: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, investigation, neo noir, police, political corruption, crime, police investigation, mystery, tough law enforcer, fighting crime, celebrity, prostitute ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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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: suspenseful, tense, sexy, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: kgb, murder, army investigation, neo noir, political corruption, military, cold war, u.s. navy, mystery, race against time, love triangle, danger ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: pentagon, usa, washington d.c., manila philippines
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Z (1969)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: France, Algeria
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Repression is the rule of the day in this film that skewers Greek governance of the 1960s. Z, a leftist rabble rouser, is killed in what appears to be a traffic accident. But given the political climate, the death of such a prominent activist raises ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: assassination, military, politics, courtroom drama, political corruption, rally, police, government, cia, journalism, photojournalist, liberal ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: greece, europe
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True Colors (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Two law school friends find themselves at odds when one becomes a Justice Department lawyer and the other goes into politics.
Style: clever, serious, realistic, captivating, tense ...
Plot: politics, political corruption, betrayal, friendship, college, blind ambition, vengeance, political intrigue, campaign, dishonesty, rivalry, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, virginia, new jersey, california
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