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, suspense, clever, interesting and talky films and TV shows about / with political corruption, corruption, state affairs, politics, dishonesty, conspiracy, greed, manipulation, murder and betrayal plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres shot in USA, Germany, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as political corruption: Tycoon: A New Russian (2002), Nixon (1995), V for Vendetta (2005), The Bank Job (2008), Power (1986), House of Cards (2013), All the President's Men (1976), House Arrest (2018), Borgia (2011), Scandal (1989).

List of political corruption movies

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: clever, serious, cynical, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: rise to the top, political corruption, betrayal, crimes, society, fighting the system, dishonesty, politics, rise and fall, life is a bitch, blind ambition, state affairs ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia
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 7.1
 29K
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, serious, sincere, disturbing ...
Plot: political corruption, vietnam war, politics, government, rise and fall, campaign, historical figure, life is a bitch, presidential election, ambition, political conspiracy, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 1920s, 1930s ...
Place: washington d.c., china, usa, california, texas
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 8.1
 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: futuristic, captivating, intense, stylized, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: revolution, fighting the system, vengeance, anti hero, distopia, freedom, rebellion, future dystopia, vigilantism, society, mysterious character, dark hero ...
Time: future, 2020s
Place: england, london, europe, big ben london, britain
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 7.2
 175K
The Bank Job (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, 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: realistic, serious, clever, cynical, talky
Plot: political corruption, politics, manipulation, campaign, society, state affairs, manipulations, fighting the system, political intrigue, ambition, dishonesty, media ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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 8.7
 471K
House of Cards (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 51 min.
TV show
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, witty, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: politics, manipulations, political intrigue, manipulation, state affairs, lobbyist, political corruption, intrigue, blind ambition, media, white house, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, 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: political thriller, realistic, captivating, serious, factual ...
Plot: politics, political conspiracy, journalism, investigation, newspaper, political corruption, president, political intrigue, white house, cover up, wiretap, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1972
Place: usa, washington d.c., united states
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 7.9
 993
House Arrest (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Family, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 70 min.
TV show
Story: The current mayor of Sineozersk, Arkadiy Anikeev, is caught by police for bribes on a large scale. By the court decision, he placed under house arrest at the place of registration. His wife, who is a owner of all of their property on documents, left ...
Style: funny, captivating, entertaining, sincere, twists and turns ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night
Plot: government official, abuse of power, house arrest, mayor, political corruption, political satire, childhood friend, childhood friends, fighting the system, politics, workplace situations, corruption ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia
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 7.8
 6K
Borgia (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France, Germany, Italy, Czech Republic
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
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: captivating, realistic, rough, family saga, surprise ending ...
Plot: historical character, clergy, political intrigue, church, european history, power struggle, politics, political corruption, ambition, rivalry, political unrest, dishonesty ...
Time: middle ages, 1400s, 16th century, renaissance, 1500s ...
Place: rome italy, italy, naples italy, europe, florence italy ...
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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, sentimental ...
Plot: sex scandal, political corruption, politics, betrayal, social decay, social differences, rise and fall, dishonesty, society, 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, italian history, prime minister, blackmail, photographer, state affairs, politics, head of state, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, 80s, 70s, 90s, 1990s ...
Place: italy, europe, vatican, moscow russia, sicily ...
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 8.4
 10K
Brigada (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
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, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: mafia, organized crime, crimes, criminal heroes, russian mafia, gang, russian, mob boss, crime boss, gangsters, murder, crime ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: russia, moscow russia
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 6.8
 25K
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: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, los angeles, usa, south central los angeles, america ...
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 6.7
 51K
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, witnessing a crime, state affairs, uncover truth, dishonesty, deadly, usa president ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: washington d.c., usa
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 6.7
 851
Marie (1985)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A single mother takes a job with the government where she is confronted with corruption.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, talky, thought provoking
Plot: political corruption, fighting the system, politics, corruption, idealism, woman in danger, office, workplace intrigue, price of justice, uncover truth, power relations, graphic violence ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: tennessee, nashville tennessee
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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: political corruption, murder, politics, intrigue, revenge, judge, suicide, multiple perspectives, suspicion, vengeance, siblings relations, parents and children ...
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, assassination, disorder, buddies, odd couple, white house, state affairs, dishonesty, journalism, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, washington d.c., west virginia, ohio
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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, politics, political corruption, police corruption, torture, jail, organized crime, criminal, penitentiary, crime, crimes, reformatory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, latin america, south america
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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: serious, captivating, emotional, realistic, intense ...
Plot: politics, manipulation, blackmail, mistress, fighting the system, political corruption, ambition, journalist, governor, scandal, rise to the top, state affairs ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa, new orleans, new jersey
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 6.8
 50K
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, secret service, political corruption, president, congress, coma, conspiracy, romance, head of state, white house ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1993, twentieth century, 1990s
Place: usa, washington d.c., california
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 7.2
 455K
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, crimes, political corruption, partners, criminal heroes, deception, romancing partners, organized crime, working undercover ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, year 1978
Place: new jersey, usa, atlantic city new jersey, new york
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 7.1
 80K
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, politics, satire, presidential election, cia, political corruption, election, senator, election campaign, journalism, cons and scams, dishonesty ...
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, society, workplace, civil rights, corporate world, high society, ambition, hopes ...
Time: future, year 2016, year 2017
Place: usa, new york, colorado, 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, neo noir, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police investigation, investigation, political corruption, police, crimes, mystery, partners against crime, dishonesty, fighting crime, tough law enforcer, law enforcement ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
Is relevant ?
 6.2
 20K
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, brooklyn new york city, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
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 7.1
 36K
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, twists and turns, neo noir, tense, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: murder, love triangle, danger, mystery, military, political corruption, kgb, army investigation, crimes, mysterious character, dangerous attraction, cold war ...
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, suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fighting the system, political corruption, politics, conspiracy, bank, mafia, investigation, uncover truth, crimes, gangsters, manipulations, clergy ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, london, palermo italy, new york, vatican ...
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 7.1
 148K
Spy Game (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Japan, France, UK
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, mentor, working undercover, rescue, undercover, bribery, political corruption, government agency, danger, secret agents ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, 1990s
Place: china, langley virginia, middle east, germany, hong kong ...
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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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Federal Police - No One is Above the Law (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: suspenseful, suspense, captivating, touching, tense ...
Plot: political corruption, police, government corruption, politics, organized crime, investigation, justice, judge, prison, election campaign, arrest, legal ...
Place: brazil, switzerland
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