Political conspiracy movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant political conspiracy movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, tense, suspense, suspenseful and political films and TV shows about / with political conspiracy, conspiracy, dishonesty, state affairs, politics, murder, assassination, political corruption, corruption and runaway plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as political conspiracy: The Pelican Brief (1993), I as in Icarus (1979), The Manchurian Candidate (1962), All the President's Men (1976), JFK (1991), State of Play (2009), The Manchurian Candidate (2004), Recount (2008), Rome (2005), Conspiracy Theory (1997).

List of political conspiracy movies

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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I as in Icarus (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The film's plot is based on the Kennedy assassination and subsequent investigation. The film begins with the assassination of President Marc Jarry, who is about to be inaugurated for a second six-year term of office. Henri Volney, state ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, realistic, serious, political ...
Plot: political conspiracy, assassination, conspiracy, kennedy assassination, investigation, government corruption, crimes, witnessing a crime, political corruption, uncover truth, dedicated lawyer, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: yale university
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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, surreal, thought provoking ...
Plot: conspiracy, political thriller, political conspiracy, cold war, brainwashing, election, communism, uncover truth, nightmare, nervous breakdown, strangulation, suicide ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: new york, korea, usa, washington d.c., china ...
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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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 8.0
 140K
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, vietnam, cuba, texas, washington d.c.
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 7.1
 134K
State of Play (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Handsome, unflappable U.S. Congressman Stephen Collins is the future of his political party: an honorable appointee who serves as the chairman of a committee overseeing defense spending. All eyes are upon the rising star to be his party's ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, realistic ...
Plot: political conspiracy, murder, politics, newspaper, corruption, journalist, congress, reporter, investigative journalism, investigation, assassination, gunfight ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: washington d.c., usa
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The Manchurian Candidate (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: When his army unit was ambushed during the first Gulf War, Sergeant Raymond Shaw saved his fellow soldiers just as his commanding officer, then-Captain Ben Marco, was knocked unconscious. Brokering the incident for political capital, Shaw eventually ...
Style: tense, psychological, suspenseful, suspense, serious ...
Plot: political thriller, political conspiracy, conspiracy, gulf war, sniper, brainwashing, senator, mind control, hypnosis, assassination, state affairs, political intrigue ...
Time: 20th century
Place: usa, new york
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 7.4
 12K
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, factual, intense ...
Plot: political conspiracy, politics, election, presidential election, democrat, campaign, republican, political corruption, state affairs, dishonesty, americana, legal action ...
Time: 21st century, year 2000
Place: usa, florida, texas, washington d.c., new jersey ...
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 8.7
 152K
Rome (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
Story: A down-to-earth account of the lives of both illustrious and ordinary Romans set in the last days of the Roman Republic.
Style: epic, exciting, captivating, sexual, stylized ...
Plot: roman empire, historical character, emperor, warrior, incest, betrayal, intrigue, ancient rome, power struggle, rivalry, slavery, political conspiracy ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century b.c., 1st century
Place: rome italy, europe, egypt, italy
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Conspiracy Theory (1997)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A man obsessed with conspiracy theories becomes a target after one of his theories turns out to be true. Unfortunately, in order to save himself, he has to figure out which theory it is.
Style: suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, suspense, exciting ...
Plot: conspiracy, cia, chase, political conspiracy, taxi driver, obsession, paranoia, murder, manhunt, uncover truth, fbi, torture ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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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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 7.7
 18K
Missing (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Based on the real-life experiences of Ed Horman. A conservative American businessman travels to a South American country to investigate the sudden disappearance of his son after a right-wing military takeover. Accompanied by his son's wife he ...
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Plot: dictatorship, political conspiracy, military coup, missing person, politics, political intrigue, military, journalist, loss of son, corruption, uncover truth, patriotism ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: chile, latin america, south america, washington d.c., santiago chile ...
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The Parallax View (1974)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An ambitious reporter, investigating a senator's assassination, realizes witnesses to the shooting are systematically dying and discovers a multi-million dollar corporation which serves as a front for the recruitment of political assassins.
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, psychological, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: politics, political conspiracy, senator, investigation, corruption, murder, assassination, political corruption, undercover, reporter, political intrigue, state affairs ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: seattle, los angeles, usa, united states, seattle washington ...
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 7.4
 43K
Blow Out (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Jack Terry is a master sound recordist who works on grade-B horror movies. Late one evening, he is recording sounds for use in his movies when he hears something unexpected through his sound equipment and records it. Curiosity gets the better of him ...
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, psycho film, serious, captivating ...
Plot: political conspiracy, conspiracy, assassination, neo noir, politics, crimes, witnessing a crime, amateur detective, state affairs, hitman, life turned upside down, anti hero ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, pennsylvania, california
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The Ghost Writer (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Germany, UK
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A writer stumbles upon a long-hidden secret when he agrees to help former British Prime Minister Adam Lang complete his memoirs on a remote island after the politician's assistant drowns in a mysterious accident. In director Roman ...
Style: twists and turns, atmospheric, serious, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: betrayal, investigation, state affairs, writer's life, political conspiracy, suspicion, war crime, cia, uncover truth, secret, assistant, who to trust ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, massachusetts, usa, london, washington d.c. ...
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Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Russia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Jack Ryan, as a young covert CIA analyst, uncovers a Russian plot to crash the U.S. economy with a terrorist attack.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, espionage, secret agents, terrorism, conspiracy, sniper, undercover agent, surveillance, political conspiracy, undercover, murder, race against time ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, september 11 2001, 2010s ...
Place: russia, london, manhattan new york city, big ben london, pennsylvania ...
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 7.4
 23K
No (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile, France, Mexico, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In 1988, Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet, due to international pressure, is forced to call a plebiscite on his presidency. The country will vote ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ to Pinochet extending his rule for another eight years. Opposition ...
Style: captivating, sincere, psychological, sentimental, atmospheric ...
Plot: campaign, political conspiracy, oppression, advertising agency, fighting the system, dictatorship, democracy, rebellion, against the odds, underdog, protest, ambition ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1988, 70s
Place: chile, latin america, santiago chile, santiago de chile, south america
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Three Days of the Condor (1975)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A bookish CIA researcher finds all his co-workers dead, and must outwit those responsible until he figures out who he can really trust.
Style: tense, exciting, atmospheric, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: fighting the system, cia, manhunt, uncover truth, espionage, life turned upside down, who to trust, conspiracy, political conspiracy, state affairs, off the grid, political thriller ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, middle east, venezuela, langley virginia ...
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Shadow Conspiracy (1997)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Bobby Bishop (Sheen) is a special assistant to the President of the United States. Accidentally, he meets his friend professor Pochenko on the street. Pochenko has time to tell Bishop about some conspiracy in the White House but then immediately ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: political conspiracy, politics, political corruption, on the run, assassination, betrayal, witnessing a crime, intrigue, assassination attempt, crimes, conspiracy, political intrigue ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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 6.7
 10K
Hostages (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Hostages is an American drama television series that airs on CBS as part of the 2013–14 American television season. The series is based on a similar Israeli series created by Alon Aranya, Omri Givon, and Rotem Shamir which will premiere on October ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense
Plot: hostage, political conspiracy, surgery, surgeon, hostages, family in danger, moral dilemma, doctors and patients, family relations, treason, confined, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 6.8
 46K
Fair Game (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Wife and mother Valerie Plame (Naomi Watts) has a double life as a CIA operative, hiding her vocation from family and friends. Her husband, Joseph Wilson (Sean Penn), writes a controversial article in The New York Times, refuting stories about the ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, suspenseful, factual ...
Plot: cia, newspaper, political conspiracy, secret agents, fighting the system, state affairs, crumbling marriage, price of justice, relationship vs career, journalism, dishonesty, government agency ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1982, year 1993, year 1985 ...
Place: usa, iraq, washington d.c., africa, vienna ...
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Magnificent Century (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Turkey
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: Muhteşem Yüzyıl is a prime time historical Turkish television series. It was originally broadcast on Show TV and then transferred to Star TV. It is based on the life of Suleiman the Magnificent, the longest reigning Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, ...
Style: stylized, realistic, serious, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: royal family, sultan, intrigue, political intrigue, love and romance, state affairs, couple relations, power struggle, political unrest, palace intrigue, battles, political conspiracy ...
Time: 16th century
Place: ottoman empire, turkey, istanbul turkey, europe, constantinople
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 6.8
 128K
Green Zone (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK, France, Spain, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: During the U.S.-led occupation of Baghdad in 2003, Chief Warrant Officer Roy Miller and his team of Army inspectors were dispatched to find weapons of mass destruction believed to be stockpiled in the Iraqi desert. Rocketing from one booby-trapped ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, intense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, iraq war, cia, pow, swat team, army, patriotism, soldier, deception, investigation, uncover truth, political unrest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2003
Place: iraq, middle east, israel
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 7.6
 2K
Secret State (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
TV show
Story: A four-part conspiracy theory drama inspired by Chris Mullen's novel "A Very British Coup". When a devastating industrial accident results in deaths and raises safety questions about the US petrochemical company involved, PM Tom ...
Style: twists and turns, serious, realistic, clever, tense ...
Plot: politics, conspiracy, investigation, political conspiracy, life is a bitch, uncover truth, political intrigue, corporate crimes, dishonesty, state affairs, crimes, conspiracy theory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, britain, iran
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 6.0
 16K
Canadian Bacon (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Canadian Bacon is the only fictitious film from Director Michael Moore. This comedy is about an American president who decides to go to war to bring the public’s opinion of him up during election time. Canadian Bacon is actor John Candy’s last ...
Style: humorous, talky, semi serious, political comedy, satirical ...
Plot: politics, white house, satire, dishonesty, political conspiracy, cold war, farce, head of state, culture clash, state affairs, nothing goes right, conspiracy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, canada, united states, iraq, california
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 8.5
 97K
The Expanse (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A thriller set two hundred years in the future following the case of a missing young woman who brings a hardened detective and a rogue ship's captain together in a race across the solar system to expose the greatest conspiracy in human history.
Style: futuristic, captivating, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: outer space, space travel, spacecraft, human in outer space, space wars, investigation, conspiracy, space and aliens, space opera, alien life-form, space station, space exploration ...
Time: future, 23rd century
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 6.9
 5K
The Suspect (2013)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Dong-chul was the best special field agent in North Korea, but he’s abandoned by his government during a mission. While on the run, he looks for his wife and child, who were sold as slaves to China, only to discover their corpses. He soon finds ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, tense, suspense ...
Plot: political conspiracy, espionage, false accusation, hitman, assassination, intrigue, law enforcement, track down, betrayal, frame up, crimes, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, north korea
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Angel Has Fallen (2019)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Secret Service Agent Mike Banning is framed for the attempted assassination of the President and must evade his own agency and the FBI as he tries to uncover the real threat.
Style: exciting, tense, captivating, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: secret service, terrorist, lone hero, fbi, manhunt, agent, white house, false accusation, president, assassination plot, attempted murder, justice ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s
Place: washington d.c., north carolina, usa, virginia
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Nirvana in Fire (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Thriller
Country: China
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: During the great unrest of 4th-century China, war breaks out between the feudal Northern Wei and Southern Liang dynasties. General Lin Xie of Liang takes his only 17-year-old son, Lin Shu, into battle and successfully fights off the hostile Wei ...
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, suspense
Plot: justice, political intrigue, political conspiracy, loyalty, friendship, battle, battles, false identity, deception, betrayal, emperor, murder ...
Place: china, ancient china
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Six Flying Dragons (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: South Korea
TV show
Story: “Six Flying Dragons” is a Period drama depicts the ambitions and success stories of 6 people around Prince Lee Bang Won. This drama also depicts the ideological and political conflict between Prince Lee Bang Won and Jung Do Jeon who is the man ...
Style: exciting, tense, enigmatic, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: martial arts, palace intrigue, tragedy, betrayal, ambition, joseon dynasty, political conspiracy, treason, political corruption, royal family, political prisoner, political unrest ...
Time: 14th century
Place: korea
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