Leadership movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant leadership movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, captivating, exciting, stylized and epic films and TV shows about / with leadership, rivalry, heroes, state affairs, politics, betrayal, mentor, adventure, ambition and storytelling plots mostly in Drama, History and Adventure genres shot in USA, UK, India and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as leadership: The 100 (2014), The Originals (2013), Lost (2004), Braveheart (1995), The Iron Lady (2011), Spartacus (2004), The Transformers (1984), Gandhi (1982), The Prince of Egypt (1998), Alpha and Omega (2010).
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Lost (2004)
Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
USA
44 min.
 8.4
Braveheart (1995)
Biography, Drama, History, War
USA
178 min.
 8.4
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The Terror (2018)
Adventure, Drama, History, Horror, Thriller
USA
60 min.
 8.1
12 Strong (2018)
Action, Drama, History, War
USA
130 min.
 6.6

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 7.8
 161K
The 100 (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Based on the books by Kass Morgan, this show takes place 100 years in the future, when the Earth has been abandoned due to radioactivity. The last surviving humans live on an ark orbiting the planet — but the ark won't last forever. So the ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, futuristic, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, leadership, danger, space station, young heroes, rivalry, betrayal, rebellion, against the rules, youth, vestiges of humanity, fate of humanity ...
Time: future
Place: usa
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 8.3
 99K
The Originals (2013)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: A spin-off from The Vampire Diaries and set in New Orleans, The Originals centers on the Mikaelson siblings, otherwise known as the world's original vampires: Klaus, Elijah, and Rebekah. Now Klaus must take down his protégé, Marcel, who is ...
Style: tense, exciting, captivating, gloomy, stylized ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: vampire, witch, supernatural, werewolf, immortality, love and romance, magical, supernatural romance, family relations, rivalry, secret, dangerous attraction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, usa
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Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: After an abrupt and violent encounter with a French warship inflicts severe damage upon his ship, a captain of the British Royal Navy begins a chase over two oceans to capture or destroy the enemy, though he must weigh his commitment to duty and ...
Style: exciting, serious, tense, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: ship, leadership, navy, battles, adventure, uninhibited rivalry, escapades, rivalry, human spirit, heroic mission, officers and cadets, military ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1800s
Place: brazil, europe, england, battleship, france
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 8.4
 438K
Lost (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Stripped of everything, the survivors of a horrific plane crash must work together to stay alive. But the island holds many secrets.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, exciting, emotional, mind bending ...
Plot: island, survival, adventure, destiny, danger, leadership, death, lost, human nature, air disaster, mysterious character, confined ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 8.4
 858K
Braveheart (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 178 min.
Story: Enraged at the slaughter of Murron, his new bride and childhood love, Scottish warrior William Wallace slays a platoon of the local English lord's soldiers. This leads the village to revolt and, eventually, the entire country to rise up against ...
Style: rough, epic, exciting, factual, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: freedom, tragic hero, courage, battles, heroes, war, leadership, vengeance, master warrior, warrior, idealism, legend ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: scotland, england, scottish highlands, europe, edinburgh scotland
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 6.4
 93K
The Iron Lady (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A look at the life of Margaret Thatcher, the former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, with a focus on the price she paid for power.
Style: touching, thought provoking, factual, serious, sincere ...
Plot: politics, leadership, female politician, prime minister, political leader, golden years, feminism, alzheimer's disease, husband wife relationship, stubbornness, multiple time frames, life & death ...
Time: contemporary, 70s, 80s, 90s, 20th century ...
Place: england, argentina, london, europe
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 6.8
 5K
Spartacus (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 174 min.
Story: Sentenced to spend out the rest of his adult life laboring in the harsh deserts of Egypt, the Thracian slave Spartacus gets a new lease on life when he is purchased by the obese owner of a Roman gladiator school. Moved by the defiance of an ...
Style: epic, serious, emotional, atmospheric, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: roman empire, adventure, slavery, leadership, heroes, rebellion, tragic hero, human spirit, dishonesty, righting the wronged, rise and fall, master warrior ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world, 1st century b.c.
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The Transformers (1984)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Japan, South Korea
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The Transformers is the first animated television series in the Transformers franchise. The series depicts a war among giant robots that can transform into vehicles and other objects.
Style: exciting, stylized, suspenseful, humorous, captivating ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing, teens
Plot: androids and robots, space travel, alien encounter, good versus evil, save the world, evil alien, adventure, leadership, danger, chaos, heroic mission, future dystopia ...
Time: 80s, 2000s, future, 20th century, 21st century
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 8.1
 201K
Gandhi (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, India, USA
Duration: 191 min.
Story: In the early years of the 20th century, Mohandas K. Gandhi, a British-trained lawyer, forsakes all worldly possessions to take up the cause of Indian independence. Faced with armed resistance from the British government, Gandhi adopts a policy of ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: leadership, protest, human spirit, muslim, idealism, freedom, price of justice, politics, independence, hindu, heroic mission, british empire ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 20s, 30s, 40s ...
Place: india, england, asia, new delhi, south africa ...
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The Prince of Egypt (1998)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: This is the extraordinary tale of two brothers named Moses and Ramses, one born of royal blood, and one an orphan with a secret past. Growing up the best of friends, they share a strong bond of free-spirited youth and good-natured rivalry. But the ...
Style: stylized, exciting, epic, captivating, uplifting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: slavery, adventure, family, leadership, heroes, hopes, folk hero, heroic mission, family relations, king, freedom, prince ...
Time: ancient history
Place: egypt, north africa
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Alpha and Omega (2010)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA, India, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two young wolves at opposite ends of their pack's social order are thrown together into a foreign land and need each other to return home, but love complicates everything.
Style: touching, witty, feel good, humorous, exciting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: forbidden love, family, animal life, on the road, wolf, getting home, opposites attract, unlikely couple, road trip, friends, reluctant partners, leadership ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, idaho, canada
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Iron & Blood: The Legend of Taras Bulba (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Russia, Ukraine, Poland
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Set in the 16th century, this is a story about Ukraine's Cossack warriors and their campaign to defend their lands from the advancing Polish armies.
Style: epic, serious, realistic, exciting, stylized ...
Plot: rebelliousness, heroes, political unrest, battles, cossack, parent child relationship, parents and children, leadership, state affairs, family relations, father son relationship, battle ...
Time: 16th century
Place: ukraine, poland, europe
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 6.2
 1K
The Borgia (2006)
Genre: Biography, History
Country: Spain
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A portrait of the bloody dynasty that spawned a pope, Alexander VI, as well as the role model for Machiavelli's "The Prince," his son Cesare Borgia, and a legend of femme duplicity, daughter Lucrezia Borgia.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: royal family, betrayal, rivalry, society, state affairs, leadership, ambition, dishonesty, clergy, uninhibited rivalry, downfall, political unrest ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century
Place: italy
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 6.2
 19K
Below (2002)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In the dark silence of the sea during World War II, the submarine U.S.S. Tiger Shark prowls on what should be a routine rescue mission. But for the shell-shocked crew, trapped together in the sub's narrow corridors and constricted spaces, this ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, scary, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ghost, underwater, navy, isolation, leadership, supernatural, submarine, gory, survival, uncover truth, danger, war ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: germany
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The Last Samurai (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, New Zealand, Japan
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Nathan Algren is an American hired to instruct the Japanese army in the ways of modern warfare, which finds him learning to respect the samurai and the honorable principles that rule them. Pressed to destroy the samurai's way of life in the ...
Style: serious, exciting, stylized, captivating, epic ...
Plot: samurai, self discovery, friendship, courage, battles, warrior, war, emperor, leader, master warrior, dignity, swords and armor ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1800s
Place: japan, asia, pacific ocean, tokyo
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 5.6
 12K
Cadet Kelly (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Hyperactive teenager Kelly is enrolled into a military school when her new stepfather becomes the Commandant. At first she has problems fitting in and taking orders until she tries out for the drill team.
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, light, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: teenage life, fish out of water, military school, military base, teaching the ways of the world, youth, parents and children, contests and competitions, leadership, ambition, misfit, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
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 5.3
 21K
Stomp the Yard (2007)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: After the death of his younger brother, a troubled 19-year-old street dancer from Los Angeles is able to bypass juvenile hall by enrolling in the historically black, Truth University in Atlanta, Georgia. But his efforts to get an education and woo ...
Style: captivating, touching, exciting, inspirational, serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: hip hop, rivalry, dancer's life, ambition, contests and competitions, breakdance, dancing, music, leadership, teenage love, romance, university ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, atlanta georgia
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 7.4
 20K
Last Resort (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Last Resort is an American military drama television series. When the crew of the U.S. Navy Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine, the USS Colorado, pick up a U.S. Navy SEAL team off Pakistan's coast, the Colorado receives an order to launch ...
Style: serious, captivating, tense, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, military, island, navy, moral dilemma, leadership, captain, government conspiracy, heroes, power relations, survival, nuclear threat ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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The Scorpion King (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In ancient Egypt, peasant Mathayus is hired to exact revenge on the powerful Memnon and the sorceress Cassandra, who are ready to overtake Balthazar's village. Amid betrayals, thieves, abductions and more, Mathayus strives to bring justice to ...
Style: exciting, entertaining, tense, humorous, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: master warrior, adventure, desert, heroic mission, good versus evil, uninhibited rivalry, danger, destiny, leadership, woman in danger, sword fight, betrayal ...
Time: ancient history
Place: egypt, africa, middle east
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 7.4
 122K
Darkest Hour (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A thrilling and inspiring true story begins on the eve of World War II as, within days of becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchill must face one of his most turbulent and defining trials: exploring a negotiated peace treaty with ...
Style: based on true events, suspense, serious, realistic, harsh
Plot: british history, prime minister, world war two, leader, politics, leadership, period piece, wartime, danger, secretary, husband wife relationship, dictator ...
Time: 1940s, year 1940
Place: england, france, europe
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 7.1
 54K
Conquest 1453 (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Turkey
Duration: 162 min.
Story: After the death of his father Murat II, Mehmet II ascends to the Ottoman throne. After braving internal and external enemies, he decides to complete what he was destined to do: Conquer Constantinople.
Style: tense, epic, stylized, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: emperor, rise to the top, leadership, conquering, prophet, sultan, arena, muslim, death, political corruption, ambition, heroes ...
Time: 15th century, middle ages
Place: ottoman empire, istanbul turkey, middle east, turkey
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 8.2
 39K
The Message (1976)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Lebanon, Libya, Kuwait, Morocco, UK
Duration: 177 min.
Story: Handsomely-mounted historical epic concerns the birth of the Islamic faith and the story of the prophet Mohammed.
Style: epic, serious, captivating, exciting, rough
Plot: religions or cults, muslim, desert, leadership, adventure, society, war, arab, islam, exile, fighting the system, hopes ...
Time: ancient history, middle ages
Place: middle east
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 8.6
 24K
John Adams (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 71 min.
Story: The life of one of the USA's Founding Fathers, its second President, and his role in the nation's first 50 years.
Style: atmospheric, epic, serious, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: president, leadership, american history, politics, trial, lawyer, marriage, head of state, independence, americana, state affairs, supportive spouse ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 19th century, 1770s
Place: usa, massachusetts, england, pennsylvania, france
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Lord of the Flies (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Stranded on an island, a group of schoolboys degenerate into savagery.
Style: psychological, rough, captivating, scenic, brutal ...
Plot: island, survival, adventure, human nature, isolation, coming of age, social relations, cruelty, leadership, literature, innocence lost, death ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
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 7.4
 222K
Lincoln (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, India
Duration: 150 min.
Story: A revealing drama that focuses on the 16th President's tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish ...
Style: epic, captivating, factual, suspense, tense ...
Plot: american civil war, racism, head of state, idealism, president, human spirit, politics, speech, cultural conflict, slavery, white house, battlefield ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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Mongol: The Rise of Genghis Khan (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Russia, Germany, Kazakhstan
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The story recounts the early life of Genghis Khan, a slave who went on to conquer half the world in the 11th century.
Style: epic, stylized, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: conquering, monk, slavery, leadership, battle, tribe, arranged marriage, king, escape, blind ambition, destiny, childhood ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: mongolia, asia, china, dungeon
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The 300 Spartans (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Essentially true story of how Spartan king Leonidas led an extremely small army of Greek Soldiers (300 of his personal body guards from Sparta) to hold off an invading Persian army now thought to have numbered 250,000.
Style: epic, serious, exciting, rough, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, heroes, heroic mission, adventure, master warrior, leadership, battles, against the odds, chaos and mayhem, danger, chaos, war ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1960s
Place: greece, ancient greece, europe, egypt
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 8.9
 13K
I, Claudius (1976)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 650 min.
Story: Tracing the lives of several Roman emperors, this is an epic of ruthless ambition, shocking debauchery and murderous intrigue set in one of history's most fascinating eras. Bearing witness to the saga is Claudius, whose stutter and limp have ...
Style: epic, clever, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: roman empire, political intrigue, betrayal, intrigue, emperor, ancient, power struggle, head of state, ambition, leadership, incest, ancient rome ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: italy, europe
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Hornblower: Mutiny (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 240 min.
Story: The Hornblower series is based on C.S. Forester's classic maritime adventures - the story of one young man's struggle to become a leader of men. Set against the back drop of the 18th century Anglo-French wars, the bloodiest time in British ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: ship, leadership, mutiny, napoleonic wars, navy, adventure, rebelliousness, military life, ocean or sea, heroes, war, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1800s
Place: jamaica, battleship, seaport, west indies
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 7.2
 356
Margaret (2009)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A detailed and compelling portrait of one of the most formidable characters in British politics as she faces her final days in power. The year is 1990 and Margaret Thatcher's support within the government is wavering - her hold on the ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: politics, leadership, prime minister, state affairs, female politician, head of state, downfall, life is a bitch, king of england
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s
Place: england, britain
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