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, political, suspense, suspenseful and tense films and TV shows about / with political conspiracy, conspiracy, state affairs, dishonesty, politics, murder, political corruption, assassination, corruption and investigation 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: State of Play (2009), The Pelican Brief (1993), The Manchurian Candidate (1962), The Manchurian Candidate (2004), JFK (1991), All the President's Men (1976), The Ghost Writer (2010), Conspiracy Theory (1997), Recount (2008), Shadow Conspiracy (1997).

List of political conspiracy movies

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: suspense, tense, suspenseful, twists and turns, political ...
Plot: political conspiracy, journalism, conspiracy, politics, newspaper, corruption, reporter, assassination, spy, crimes, investigation, assassin ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: washington d.c., usa
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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, suspense, tense, exciting, clever ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: political conspiracy, investigation, state affairs, politics, conspiracy, fbi, murder, political corruption, lawyer, secret service, corruption, courtroom ...
Time: 90s, future, 20th century
Place: new orleans, washington d.c., new york
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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, political, thought provoking, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: conspiracy, cold war, political conspiracy, brainwashing, korean war, senator, manipulation, assassin, communism, spy, political intrigue, nightmare ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1952
Place: north korea, korea, new york, usa, ussr ...
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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: suspense, clever, tense, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: conspiracy, gulf war, political conspiracy, brainwashing, mind control, sniper, senator, surveillance, political corruption, assassination, paranoia, assassin ...
Time: 20th century, future, year 1991
Place: usa, washington d.c., new york
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JFK (1991)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 189 min.
Story: New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison discovers there's more to the Kennedy assassination than the official story.
Style: political, suspense, enigmatic, tense, thought provoking ...
Plot: political conspiracy, investigation, president, kennedy assassination, assassination, gay slur, conspiracy, legal, cia, assassination of president, politics, fighting the system ...
Time: 60s, year 1963, 20th century
Place: new orleans, washington d.c., austin texas, dallas texas, vietnam ...
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All the President's Men (1976)
Genre: 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, realistic, cerebral, thought provoking, factual ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: journalism, politics, newspaper, political conspiracy, white house, investigation, political corruption, conspiracy, journalist, political intrigue, investigative journalism, media ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1973, year 1972
Place: washington d.c., usa, miami, florida
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The Ghost Writer (2010)
Genre: Crime, 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, suspense, serious, tricky ...
Plot: writers, political conspiracy, politics, investigation, betrayal, mystery, cia, writer's life, secrets, spy, suspicion, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, london, massachusetts, england, usa ...
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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: tense, suspenseful, suspense, twists and turns, psychological ...
Plot: conspiracy, political conspiracy, cia, surveillance, paranoia, chase, manhunt, obsession, spy, murder, taxi driver, fbi ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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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, political, factual, talky, intense ...
Plot: political conspiracy, politics, presidential election, election, political corruption, justice, president, republican, campaign, democrat, americana, state affairs ...
Time: 21st century, year 2000
Place: usa, florida, texas, california, new jersey ...
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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: suspense, exciting, serious, suspenseful, melancholic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: political conspiracy, conspiracy, betrayal, on the run, assassination, corruption, politics, political corruption, crimes, intrigue, witnessing a crime, life turned upside down ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, 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: political, realistic, disturbing, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: political conspiracy, conspiracy, assassination, kennedy assassination, government corruption, witnessing a crime, crimes, uncover truth, political corruption, dedicated lawyer, state affairs, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: yale university
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Enemy of the State (1998)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Hotshot Washington lawyer, Robert Dean becomes a victim of high-tech identity theft when a hacker slips an incriminating video into his pocket. Soon, a rogue National Security agent sets out to recover the tape – and destroy Dean.
Style: tense, clever, suspense, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: surveillance, conspiracy, political conspiracy, fighting the system, uncover truth, espionage, satellite, cia, manhunt, intelligence, lawyer, on the run ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: washington d.c., maryland, baltimore, usa, north america
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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: neo noir, suspenseful, twists and turns, disturbing, intense ...
Plot: conspiracy, political conspiracy, serial killer, surveillance, assassination, crimes, conspiracy theory, investigation, murder, politics, hitman, whodunit ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, california, pennsylvania
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Most Wanted (1997)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Sgt. James Dunn, who is wrongly accused of assassination of the officer he had a row with, is saved from death row and recruited for top-secret special operations squad led by Lt. Col Grant Casey. Their mission is to neutralize criminals who had ...
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: political conspiracy, frame up, on the run, chase, manhunt, assassination, death row, false accusation, investigation, crimes, betrayal, government agency ...
Time: 90s
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Three Days of the Condor (1975)
Genre: Crime, 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, atmospheric, suspense, exciting, twists and turns ...
Plot: espionage, cia, conspiracy, fighting the system, political conspiracy, manhunt, christmas, uncover truth, who to trust, life turned upside down, spy, surveillance ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, langley virginia, middle east, usa, manhattan new york city ...
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The Cost of Deception (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Hungary
Duration: 125 min.
Story: When a young, ambitious market researcher finds out her boss is involved in the leaking of a scandalous Prime Minister speech, she decides to investigate the case to gain a position among the big-shots. Based on actual events.
Style: political, captivating, realistic, suspense, serious ...
Plot: political conspiracy, radicalism, vandalism, political scandal, democracy, police violence, street fight, political leader, propaganda, scandal, henchman, obscenity ...
Time: 21st century, year 2006, 2000s
Place: hungary, budapest, central europe, europe
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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, political, emotional, talky, disturbing ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: dictatorship, politics, political conspiracy, military coup, conspiracy, military, missing person, corruption, character study, journalist, political intrigue, violence ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: chile, south america, latin america, iraq, argentina ...
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24 (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: 24 is an American television series produced for the Fox network and syndicated worldwide, starring Kiefer Sutherland as Counter Terrorist Unit agent Jack Bauer. Each 24-episode season covers 24 hours in the life of Bauer, using the real time method ...
Style: twists and turns, exciting, serious, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, terrorist plot, terrorist, government agency, secret service, special agents, political conspiracy, race against time, double agent, assassination of president, assassination attempt, revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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Secret State (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 42 min.
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: serious, twists and turns, tense, realistic, clever ...
Plot: political conspiracy, politics, conspiracy, investigation, political intrigue, uncover truth, life is a bitch, corporate crimes, dishonesty, state affairs, crimes, corporate crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, united kingdom, britain, iran
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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: political, realistic, talky, humorous, cynical ...
Plot: politics, political corruption, satire, cia, election, journalism, political conspiracy, conspiracy, secret service, presidential election, war, election campaign ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: albania, washington d.c., latin america, iraq, middle east ...
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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, sexual, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: roman empire, ancient rome, historical character, ancient history, emperor, warrior, intrigue, power struggle, incest, betrayal, rivalry, julius caesar ...
Time: 1st century b.c., 1st century, ancient times
Place: rome italy, italy, egypt, ancient greece, europe ...
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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, captivating, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: sultan, palace intrigue, intrigue, power struggle, political intrigue, royal family, love and romance, couple relations, state affairs, political unrest, political conspiracy, military ...
Time: 16th century
Place: ottoman empire, istanbul turkey, turkey, constantinople, europe
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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, blackmail, u.s. president, husband wife relationship, escape attempt, surgeon, moral dilemma, family in danger, confined, treason ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Project Blue Book (2019)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: A chronicle of the true top secret U.S. Air Force-sponsored investigations into UFO-related phenomena in the 1950s and ’60s, known as “Project Blue Book.”
Style: enigmatic, captivating, exciting, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Plot: ufo, alien, special agents, space and aliens, alien abduction, physicist, alien contact, scientific research, paranormal activity, political conspiracy, alien encounter, explorer ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: usa
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Ekaterina (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Russia
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: The life of the Russian Empress Ekaterina II (Catherine the Great), a German born princess who came to Russia as bride for the young Peter III, chosen by his aunt Elisabeth, and who, once she came into power, transformed the Russian empire.
Style: captivating, suspenseful, lyrical, romantic, touching ...
Plot: russian empire, royal family, palace intrigue, russian history, empress, royal court, coup d'etat, imperial russia, loveless marriage, political conspiracy, nobility, nobleman ...
Time: 18th century
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
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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: disturbing, atmospheric, suspenseful, twists and turns, psychological ...
Plot: politics, conspiracy, corruption, investigation, reporter, murder, assassination, political conspiracy, media, political corruption, journalism, senator ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: seattle, los angeles, latin america, washington state, usa
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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, suspenseful, serious, intense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, espionage, terrorism, secret agents, conspiracy, surveillance, terrorist, spy, murder, race against time, sniper, undercover ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2013, 2010s, year 2003 ...
Place: russia, london, new york, afghanistan, big ben london ...
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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: suspense, tense, exciting, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, iraq war, cia, swat team, military, pow, spy, gulf war, deception, army, soldier, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2003, 2000s
Place: iraq, middle east, baghdad iraq, israel
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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, suspense, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: secret service, fbi, terrorist, agent, president, white house, lone hero, manhunt, justice, false accusation, political conspiracy, chase ...
Time: contemporary, future, 2010s, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., west virginia, virginia, north carolina, usa
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No (2012)
Genre: Drama, History
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: political, sentimental, psychological, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: dictatorship, campaign, fighting the system, underdog, advertising, political conspiracy, oppression, idealism, rebellion, against the odds, democracy, advertising agency ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1988
Place: chile, latin america, santiago chile, south america
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