Political intrigue movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant political intrigue movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, captivating, stylized, clever and tense films and TV shows about / with political intrigue, state affairs, politics, dishonesty, betrayal, rivalry, intrigue, society, royal family and political unrest plots mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as political intrigue: Game of Thrones (2011), House of Cards (2013), Magnificent Century (2011), The Ides of March (2011), Elizabeth (1998), The Three Musketeers (2011), Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007), Wolf Hall (2015), Borgia (2011), Boss (2011).

List of political intrigue movies

 9.5
 1.4M
Game of Thrones (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 57 min.
Story: Seven noble families fight for control of the mythical land of Westeros. Friction between the houses leads to full-scale war. All while a very ancient evil awakens in the farthest north. Amidst the war, a neglected military order of misfits, the ...
Style: atmospheric, captivating, sexual, epic, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, boys' night
Plot: intrigue, dragon, incest, betrayal, political intrigue, palaces castles and temples, politics, royal family, adventure, king, killings, political unrest ...
Time: middle ages, 2010s
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 8.8
 425K
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, captivating, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manipulations, political intrigue, politics, state affairs, political corruption, blind ambition, lobbyist, intrigue, white house, postmodernism, drugs/alcohol, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, u.s. capitol building, washington d.c.
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Magnificent Century (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Turkey
Duration: 90 min.
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, serious, emotional, realistic, based on true events ...
Plot: royal family, love and romance, intrigue, political unrest, political intrigue, couple relations, power struggle, state affairs, war, battles, military, sultan ...
Time: 16th century
Place: ottoman empire, turkey, istanbul turkey
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The Ides of March (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Dirty tricks stand to soil an ambitious young press spokesman's idealism in a cutthroat presidential campaign where 'victory' is relative.
Style: talky, realistic, tense, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: politics, political intrigue, campaign, election, presidential campaign, intern, loyalty, political corruption, ambition, state affairs, morality, media ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ohio, usa, cincinnati ohio, california
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 7.5
 85K
Elizabeth (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The story of the ascension to the throne and the early reign of Queen Elizabeth the First, the endless attempts by her council to marry her off, the Catholic hatred of her and her romance with Lord Robert Dudley.
Style: epic, stylized, realistic, factual, serious ...
Plot: queen, historical character, political intrigue, queen elizabeth i, british history, rise to the top, head of state, politics, royal court, royal family, historical figure, treason ...
Time: 16th century, 18th century
Place: england, europe, scotland, paris france, rome italy ...
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The Three Musketeers (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Romance
Country: USA, Germany, France, UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The hot-headed young D'Artagnan along with three former legendary but now down on their luck Musketeers must unite and defeat a beautiful double agent and her villainous employer from seizing the French throne and engulfing Europe in war.
Style: exciting, semi serious, stylized, humorous, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: duel, adventure, danger, buddies, political intrigue, heroic mission, escapades, partners, daring rescue, musketeer, royal family, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s, 18th century
Place: france, europe, english channel, england, paris france
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Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When Queen Elizabeth's reign is threatened by ruthless familial betrayal and Spain's invading army, she and her shrewd adviser must act to safeguard to the lives of her people.
Style: epic, serious, realistic, captivating, colourful ...
Plot: queen, british history, royal family, queen elizabeth i, throne, period piece, political intrigue, head of state, catholicism, palace intrigue, politics, execution ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, renaissance, 1500s, 18th century ...
Place: england, spain, europe, scotland, virginia ...
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 8.1
 8K
Wolf Hall (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 360 min.
Story: England in the 1520s is a heartbeat from disaster. If the King dies without a male heir, the country could be destroyed by civil war. Henry VIII wants to annul his marriage of twenty years and marry Anne Boleyn. The Pope and most of Europe oppose ...
Style: stylized, serious, captivating, factual, suspense ...
Plot: rise to the top, political intrigue, ambition, state affairs, manipulations, royal family, society, betrayal, blind ambition, politics, dishonesty, aristocrat ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: england, europe
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 7.8
 5K
Borgia (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France, Germany, Italy, Czech Republic
Duration: 52 min.
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: serious, captivating, gloomy, realistic, rough ...
Plot: political intrigue, clergy, church, political corruption, ambition, politics, rivalry, political unrest, power struggle, historical character, crime, blind ambition ...
Time: middle ages, renaissance, 16th century, 15th century, 1400s ...
Place: italy, europe, rome italy, spain, france ...
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 8.1
 16K
Boss (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 56 min.
Story: Boss is an American political drama television serial created by Farhad Safinia. The series stars Kelsey Grammer as Tom Kane, the mayor of Chicago, who has recently been diagnosed with dementia with Lewy bodies, a degenerative neurological disorder.
Style: talky, rough, serious, tense, realistic ...
Plot: politics, political intrigue, mayor, dementia, ambition, boss, journalist, corruption, blind ambition, marriage, career, scheme ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois
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 8.8
 14K
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, emperor, betrayal, intrigue, ambition, ancient, power struggle, head of state, ancient rome, murder, manipulation ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: italy, europe
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Bathory: Countess of Blood (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Fantasy, History
Country: Slovakia, Hungary, Czech Republic, UK, France
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Bathory is based on the legends surrounding the life and deeds of Countess Elizabeth Bathory known as the greatest murderess in the history of mankind. Contrary to popular belief, Elizabeth Bathory was a modern Renaissance woman who ultimately fell ...
Style: realistic, stylized, suspenseful, bleak, serious ...
Plot: manipulations, countess, dishonesty, legend, political intrigue, palaces castles and temples, state affairs, healing power, ambition, intrigue, torture, surrealism ...
Time: 17th century, 16th century
Place: hungary, europe
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 7.8
 12K
The Brink (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Three top U.S. government and military officials scramble to prevent World War 3 from happening amidst the chaos of a geopolitical crisis.
Style: humorous, realistic, dark humor, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: political intrigue, workplace intrigue, state affairs, chaos, society, workplace situations, danger, fighter pilot, u.s. navy, escapades, diplomat, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, pakistan
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 7.9
 10K
Versailles (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 52 min.
Story: The story of a young Louis XIV on his journey to become the most powerful monarch in Europe, from his battles with the fronde through his development into the Sun King. Historical and fictional characters guide us in a world of betrayal and ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, stylized
Plot: royal court, intrigue, royal family, palaces castles and temples, political intrigue, ambition, rivalry, king, dishonesty, infidelity, state affairs, betrayal ...
Time: 17th century
Place: france, versailles
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To Kill a King (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A recounting of the relationship between General Fairfax and Oliver Cromwell, as they try to cope with the consequences of deposing King Charles I.
Style: talky, captivating, serious, clever, realistic ...
Plot: betrayal, intrigue, civil war, rebelliousness, torture, rivalry, political unrest, dishonesty, state affairs, revolution, battlefield, society ...
Time: 17th century
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Charlie Wilson's War (2007)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The true story of Texas congressman Charlie Wilson's covert dealings in Afghanistan, where his efforts to assist rebels in their war with the Soviets had some unforeseen and long-reaching effects.
Style: clever, realistic, thought provoking, humorous, factual ...
Plot: cia, congress, politics, cold war, womanizer, politician, deception, political intrigue, muslim, drugs/alcohol, law enforcement, political unrest ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s, year 1980
Place: afghanistan, usa, texas, washington d.c., middle east ...
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The Hollow Crown (2012)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The Hollow Crown is a series of British television films featuring William Shakespeare's History Plays. The first Season is an adaptation of Shakespeare's second historical tetralogy, the Henriad: Richard II, Henry IV, Part I and Henry ...
Style: serious, captivating, stylized, epic, classic literature ...
Plot: royal family, king, prince, political intrigue, betrayal, queen, power struggle, battles, state affairs, shakespeare, royal court, politics ...
Time: 15th century
Place: england, europe
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 7.6
 41K
A Royal Affair (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Denmark, Sweden, Czech Republic, Germany
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A young queen falls in love with her physician, and they start a revolution that changes their nation forever.
Style: stylized, realistic, captivating, factual, suspense ...
Audience: date night
Plot: royal family, love affair, queen, love triangle, aristocracy, royal court, tragic love, king, revolution, politics, marriage, secret love ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s, 1770s, 1920s
Place: europe, denmark, copenhagen, copenhagen denmark, england ...
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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, submarine, navy, underwater, cia, politics, spy, defection, against the rules, political intrigue, russian, nuclear threat ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, russia, soviet union, atlantic ocean, iceland ...
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The Honourable Woman (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Nessa Stein, the daughter of a Zionist arms procurer who as a child witnessed his assassination. Now an adult, Nessa inherits her father's company and changes course from supplying arms to laying data cabling networks between Israel and the ...
Style: serious, captivating, suspenseful, tense, realistic ...
Plot: israeli palestinian conflict, political unrest, state affairs, espionage, political intrigue, powerful corporation, undercover, family relations, mistrust, secret service, muslim, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, england, israel, palestinian authority, usa ...
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Queen of the Desert (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A chronicle of Gertrude Bell's life, a traveler, writer, archaeologist, explorer, cartographer, and political attaché for the British Empire at the dawn of the twentieth century.
Style: stylized, serious, captivating, exciting, sincere ...
Plot: adventurer, escapades, politics, political intrigue, state affairs, love and romance, british empire, british military, rivalry, marriage proposal, strong female character, head of state ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20th century, year 1915, 1890s
Place: middle east, persia, tehran iran, jordan, cairo egypt ...
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The Man in the High Castle (2015)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Based on Philip K. Dick's award-winning novel, The Man in the High Castle explores what it would be like if the Allied Powers had lost WWII, and Japan and Germany ruled the United States.
Style: suspenseful, serious, captivating, tense, thought provoking
Plot: alternate reality, espionage, secret identity, betrayal, intrigue, working undercover, dishonesty, resistance, political intrigue, rivalry, disorder, secret agents ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: usa, japan, cuba, san francisco, new york
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State of Play (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 57 min.
Story: A thriller set in London, in which a politician's life becomes increasingly complex as his research assistant is found dead on the London Underground and, in a seemingly unrelated incident, a teenage pickpocket is shot dead.
Style: realistic, tense, twists and turns, serious, suspense ...
Plot: murder, journalist, conspiracy, journalism, politics, corruption, cover up, political corruption, political thriller, manipulations, crime, state affairs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe, manchester
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The Virgin Queen (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 237 min.
Story: The Virgin Queen explores the full sweep of Elizabeth's life: from her days of fear as a potential victim of her sister's terror; through her great love affair with Robert Dudley; into her years of triumph over the Armada; and finally her ...
Style: serious, sincere, factual, touching, realistic
Plot: queen elizabeth i, queen of england, forbidden love, british royal family, head of state, palace intrigue, state affairs, intrigue, throne, political conspiracy, political intrigue, political unrest ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: england, europe, london
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Legend of the Galactic Heroes (1988)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
Story: For decades, the Galactic Empire has been locked in an interstellar war with the Free Planets Alliance, a conflict that involves thousands of spaceships and millions of soldiers on both sides. Two new commanders enter the conflict with great hopes: ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, serious, exciting, epic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: political intrigue, outer space, space opera, ambition, uninhibited rivalry, distant planet, utopia, spacecraft, space wars, politics, heroes, military ...
Time: future
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 8.7
 55K
The West Wing (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: The West Wing provides a glimpse into presidential politics in the nation's capital as it tells the stories of the members of a fictional presidential administration. These interesting characters have humor and dedication that touches the heart ...
Style: clever, serious, talky, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: politics, white house, political intrigue, politician, election, state affairs, democrat, liberal, secretary, government official, chief of staff, administration ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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 8.1
 2K
Faith (2012)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, History, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Faith is a 2012 South Korean fusion fantasy-historical-medical television series broadcast by SBS from August 13 to October 30, 2012 on Mondays and Tuesdays at 21:55 for 24 episodes. It is about a modern-day plastic surgeon who gets kidnapped and ...
Style: captivating, romantic, semi serious, suspenseful
Plot: time travel, romance, political intrigue, friendship, supernatural ability, medicine, military officer, betrayal, magic, surgeon, court intrigue, king ...
Time: 14th century
Place: korea
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Magnificent Century: Kösem (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Turkey
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Anastasia a young Greek woman in Ahmed I's harem takes on the name 'Kosem' (leader, pioneer). In a world of men, she rules of the Ottoman Empire through her sons and grandson.
Style: based on true events, realistic, captivating, emotional, stylized
Plot: royal family, palace intrigue, female protagonist, sultan, power struggle, strongman, destiny, strong female character, intrigue, strong female lead, rise to the top, bossy woman ...
Time: 17th century
Place: ottoman empire, turkey, istanbul turkey
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 8.4
 11K
Babylon Berlin (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Colognian commissioner Gereon Rath moves to Berlin, the epicenter of political and social changes in the Golden Twenties.
Style: atmospheric, captivating, social realism, national socialism
Plot: neo noir, political scandal, police investigation, political intrigue, social problems, adaptation, communist party, communism, espionage, police, secretary, organized crime ...
Time: pre world war two, 1920s
Place: berlin germany, germany
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 8.2
 4K
City Hunter (2011)
Genre: Action, Romance, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
Story: City Hunter is a 2011 South Korean television drama series starring Lee Min-ho, Park Min-young, Lee Joon-hyuk, Kim Sang-joong, Kim Sang-ho, Hwang Sun-hee, Goo Ha-ra, Chun Ho-jin and Lee Kwang-soo. It premiered on May 25, 2011 on SBS and finished ...
Style: exciting, tense, twists and turns, surprise ending, romantic
Plot: secret identity, masked hero, revenge, corruption, crime fighter, female bodyguard, father son relationship, romance, tragic villain, false accusation, political intrigue, teacher ...
Place: korea
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