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, tense and clever films and TV shows about / with political intrigue, state affairs, politics, dishonesty, betrayal, rivalry, society, royal family, murder and conspiracy plots mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as political intrigue: Game of Thrones (2011), House of Cards (2013), The Three Musketeers (2011), The Ides of March (2011), Elizabeth (1998), Magnificent Century (2011), Versailles (2015), Borgia (2011), I, Claudius (1976), Wolf Hall (2015).

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, betrayal, incest, political intrigue, politics, adventure, king, palaces castles and temples, royal family, killings, rivalry ...
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, captivating, tense, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manipulations, politics, political intrigue, political corruption, state affairs, lobbyist, blind ambition, intrigue, white house, dishonesty, power relations, media ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c., u.s. capitol building
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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: teens, boys' night
Plot: duel, adventure, danger, political intrigue, buddies, partners, heroic mission, escapades, daring rescue, royal family, uninhibited rivalry, musketeer ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s, 18th century
Place: france, europe, paris france, english channel, england
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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, tense, realistic, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: politics, political intrigue, election, campaign, loyalty, intern, presidential campaign, political corruption, morality, state affairs, ambition, senator ...
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: stylized, epic, realistic, factual, serious ...
Plot: queen, historical character, royal court, political intrigue, queen elizabeth i, politics, rise to the top, british history, treason, royal family, head of state, historical figure ...
Time: 16th century, 18th century
Place: england, europe, scotland, rome italy, paris france ...
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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, realistic, emotional, dramatic ...
Plot: royal family, love and romance, intrigue, couple relations, political unrest, state affairs, political intrigue, power struggle, battles, war, sultan, palace intrigue ...
Time: 16th century
Place: ottoman empire, turkey, istanbul turkey
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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, political intrigue, palaces castles and temples, royal family, rivalry, ambition, infidelity, king, rise to the top, state affairs, betrayal ...
Time: 17th century
Place: france, versailles
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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: realistic, serious, rough, gloomy, captivating ...
Plot: political intrigue, clergy, church, rivalry, political unrest, politics, ambition, political corruption, power struggle, historical character, sex addict, family in crisis ...
Time: middle ages, 15th century, 1400s, 16th century, renaissance ...
Place: italy, europe, rome italy, naples italy, france ...
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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, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: roman empire, emperor, political intrigue, power struggle, ambition, betrayal, ancient, intrigue, rivalry, family feud, prophecy, murder ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: italy, europe
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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: serious, stylized, captivating, suspense, factual ...
Plot: rise to the top, political intrigue, ambition, manipulations, state affairs, royal family, dishonesty, blind ambition, society, politics, betrayal, aristocrat ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: england, europe
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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, realistic, serious, captivating, colourful ...
Plot: queen, throne, royal family, british history, queen elizabeth i, execution, political intrigue, period piece, politics, head of state, catholicism, palace intrigue ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, renaissance, 1500s, 18th century ...
Place: england, spain, europe, scotland, virginia ...
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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: clever, stylized, serious, talky, captivating ...
Plot: politics, mayor, political intrigue, corruption, boss, journalist, ambition, dementia, marriage, scheme, career, election ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, illinois, chicago illinois
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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: stylized, suspenseful, realistic, bleak, serious ...
Plot: countess, manipulations, dishonesty, legend, political intrigue, healing power, palaces castles and temples, state affairs, intrigue, ambition, monk, surrealism ...
Time: 17th century, 16th century
Place: hungary, europe
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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: romantic, suspenseful, captivating, semi serious
Plot: time travel, political intrigue, romance, supernatural ability, military officer, friendship, medicine, betrayal, murder, king, magic, court intrigue ...
Time: 14th century
Place: korea
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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: captivating, talky, clever, serious, realistic ...
Plot: rebelliousness, betrayal, rivalry, intrigue, revolution, dishonesty, political unrest, state affairs, society, torture, civil war, battlefield ...
Time: 17th century
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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, epic, stylized, classic literature ...
Plot: royal family, king, prince, queen, power struggle, political intrigue, betrayal, battles, rivalry, throne, heir heiress, ruler ...
Time: 15th century
Place: england, 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: realistic, humorous, dark humor, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: political intrigue, workplace intrigue, state affairs, chaos, society, workplace situations, u.s. navy, danger, partners, multiple storylines, fighter pilot, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, pakistan
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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, queen, love affair, love triangle, aristocracy, king, royal court, tragic love, marriage, revolution, rebellion, politics ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s, 1770s, 1920s
Place: europe, denmark, copenhagen denmark, copenhagen, england ...
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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, tense, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: israeli palestinian conflict, political unrest, powerful corporation, family relations, state affairs, secret service, undercover, espionage, muslim, political intrigue, mistrust, who to trust ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, england, israel, usa, palestinian authority ...
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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, political intrigue, escapades, state affairs, love and romance, politics, british empire, british military, marriage proposal, rivalry, strong female character, head of state ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20th century, 1890s, year 1915
Place: middle east, persia, jordan, tehran iran, england ...
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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: serious, suspenseful, captivating, tense, thought provoking
Plot: alternate reality, espionage, betrayal, intrigue, dishonesty, political intrigue, disorder, rivalry, working undercover, fascism, against humanity, state affairs ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: usa, japan, new york, cuba, san francisco
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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: realistic, clever, thought provoking, humorous, factual ...
Plot: cia, congress, politics, cold war, politician, deception, womanizer, muslim, political intrigue, law enforcement, danger, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1980, 1990s
Place: afghanistan, usa, texas, washington d.c., middle east ...
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Day of the Falcon (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Italy, Qatar, Tunisia
Duration: 130 min.
Story: On the Arabian Peninsula in the 1930s, two warring leaders come face to face. The victorious Nesib, Emir of Hobeika, lays down his peace terms to rival Amar, Sultan of Salmaah. The two men agree that neither can lay claim to the area of no man’s ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, exciting, stylized ...
Plot: muslim, desert, tribe, political intrigue, parents and children, political unrest, royal family, head of state, family relations, state affairs, manipulations, conservative ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: middle east
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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, realistic, suspenseful, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cold war, navy, submarine, spy, cia, politics, underwater, russian, defection, nuclear threat, political intrigue, against the rules ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, russia, soviet union, washington d.c., atlantic ocean ...
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The Legend of Zorro (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Romance, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Having spent the last 10 years fighting injustice and cruelty, Alejandro de la Vega is now facing his greatest challenge: his loving wife Elena has thrown him out of the house! Elena has filed for divorce and found comfort in the arms of Count ...
Style: exciting, realistic, semi serious, sexy, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sword fight, folk hero, heroic mission, adventure, political intrigue, old west, rescue, danger, parents and children, legends and myths, family relations, spy ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: california, mexico, latin america, los angeles, usa ...
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 6.5
 2K
Flashpoint (1984)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two Texas border guards find a jeep buried for 20 years in the desert, with a skeleton, a scoped rifle, and a box with $800,000 in cash. They decide to keep the money, but quietly check up on the info they find. Soon the Feds are running all over ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, police detective, mystery, tough law enforcer, partners against crime, witnessing a crime, political conspiracy, danger, government agency, reluctant partners, state affairs, political intrigue ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1963
Place: texas, usa
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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, forbidden love, queen of england, british royal family, state affairs, head of state, throne, royal family, political intrigue, political unrest, intrigue, treason ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: england, europe, london
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Christopher Columbus (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, USA, France, West Germany
Duration: 360 min.
Story: The epic mini-series tells the story of the legendary Italian-born explorer Diego de Geona Taino, later known as Christopher Columbus, from his birth in c.1450 Genoa, Italy, to his young adult years as an expert sailor and navigator who, with money ...
Style: serious, exciting, captivating, realistic, factual ...
Plot: expedition, adventure, adventurer, ocean or sea, ambition, political intrigue, tragic hero, new world, discovery, father son relationship, inventions and discoveries, map ...
Time: 15th century
Place: spain, portugal, europe, africa, atlantic ocean ...
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 6.7
 238K
Robin Hood (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 140 min.
Story: When soldier Robin happens upon the dying Robert of Loxley, he promises to return the man's sword to his family in Nottingham. There, he assumes Robert's identity; romances his widow, Marion; and draws the ire of the town's sheriff ...
Style: epic, exciting, captivating, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: knight, folk hero, love and romance, adventure, robin hood, hopes, archer, rivalry, political intrigue, sword fight, betrayal, army ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century, 19th century
Place: england, europe, france, london
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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, journalism, politics, corruption, cover up, conspiracy, political corruption, crimes, state affairs, political thriller, media ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, europe, manchester
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