Political cover up movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant political cover up movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, political, clever, suspense and interesting films and TV shows about / with political cover up, conspiracy, politics, corruption, political corruption, cover up, political conspiracy, dishonesty, state affairs and runaway plots mostly in Thriller, Drama and Crime genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as political cover up: Enemy of the State (1998), All the President's Men (1976), Z (1969), Three Days of the Condor (1975), Dick (1999), Primal Fear (1996), Shadow Conspiracy (1997), Churchill's Secret (2016), Velvet Goldmine (1998), No Way Out (1987).

List of political cover up movies

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: clever, tense, suspense, suspenseful, political ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: surveillance, conspiracy, espionage, cia, political conspiracy, uncover truth, politics, intelligence, investigation, fighting the system, satellite, on the run ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: washington d.c., baltimore, maryland, usa, north america
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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, thought provoking, cerebral, factual ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: journalism, newspaper, political conspiracy, politics, investigation, white house, political corruption, conspiracy, journalist, president, investigative journalism, political intrigue ...
Time: 70s, year 1973, year 1972, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., usa, miami, florida
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 8.2
 29K
Z (1969)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Algeria
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Repression is the rule of the day in this film that skewers Greek governance of the 1960s. Z, a leftist rabble rouser, is killed in what appears to be a traffic accident. But given the political climate, the death of such a prominent activist raises ...
Style: political, tense, thought provoking, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: conspiracy, politics, military, assassination, police, government, murder investigation, political corruption, violence, politician, martyr, political cover up ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century
Place: greece, france, europe
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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, suspense, atmospheric, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: conspiracy, espionage, cia, fighting the system, political conspiracy, twists and turns, uncover truth, life turned upside down, who to trust, spy, manhunt, surveillance ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, langley virginia, middle east, usa, manhattan new york city ...
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 6.2
 20K
Dick (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Canada, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Comedy about two high school girls who wander off during a class trip to the White House and meet President Richard Nixon. They become the official dog walkers for Nixon's dog Checkers, and become his secret advisors during the Watergate ...
Style: humorous, political, light, entertaining, not serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: friendship, teenage girl, high school, politics, marijuana, farce, cheerleading, secrets, stupidity, workplace, coming of age, goofy hero ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., usa
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 7.7
 219K
Primal Fear (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: An arrogant, high-powered attorney takes on the case of a poor altar boy found running away from the scene of the grisly murder of the bishop who has taken him in. The case gets a lot more complex when the accused reveals that there may or may not ...
Style: twist ending, psychological, surprise ending, neo noir, tense ...
Plot: twists and turns, plot twist, court, mental illness, lawyer, murder, legal investigation, corruption, courtroom drama, psychology, split personality, courtroom ...
Time: future, 90s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa
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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, political ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: political conspiracy, conspiracy, betrayal, assassination, on the run, corruption, politics, political corruption, crimes, intrigue, witnessing a crime, life turned upside down ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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Churchill's Secret (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: British Prime Minister Winston Churchill suffers from a stroke in the summer of 1953 that's kept a secret from the rest of the world.
Style: disturbing, atmospheric, captivating, emotional
Plot: winston churchill, stroke, nurse, husband wife relationship, secret, historical figure, rehabilitation, politician, family problems, parents and children, british politics, world war one ...
Time: year 1953, 50s
Place: united kingdom, london
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Velvet Goldmine (1998)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Almost a decade has elapsed since Bowiesque glam-rock superstar Brian Slade escaped the spotlight of the London scene. Now, investigative journalist Arthur Stuart is on assignment to uncover the truth behind the enigmatic Slade. Stuart, himself ...
Style: surreal, erotic, sexy, stylized, sexual ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: male nudity, music, homosexuality, gay, homosexual, rock and roll, rock, lgbtq, recovering drug addict, homoeroticism, rock band, musician ...
Time: 70s, 19th century, 20th century, 80s, year 1984
Place: britain, europe, england, dublin ireland, new york ...
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 7.1
 41K
No Way Out (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Navy Lt. Tom Farrell meets a young woman, Susan Atwell , and they share a passionate fling. Farrell then finds out that his superior, Defense Secretary David Brice, is also romantically involved with Atwell. When the young woman turns up dead, ...
Style: suspenseful, neo noir, suspense, psychological, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: murder, twists and turns, love triangle, conspiracy, political corruption, spy, mystery, cold war, espionage, military, crimes, plot twist ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., pentagon, usa, manila philippines
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 4.5
 263
Killer Image (1992)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When Max Oliver learns his photographer brother has been killed, he suspects it was no random murder. And when he finds his brothers' last photos of a powerful senator and a prostitute, Max gets a clear picture of a deadly political cover-up. ...
Plot: senator, roller coaster, photographer, murder, woman with a gun, erotica, brother brother relationship, political cover up, death of protagonist, villain played by lead actor, erotic thriller
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The General's Daughter (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 116 min.
Story: When the body of Army Capt. Elizabeth Campbell is found on a Georgia military base, two investigators, Warrant Officers Paul Brenner and Sara Sunhill, are ordered to solve her murder. What they uncover is anything but clear-cut. Unseemly details ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense, intense, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: murder, army investigation, rape, military, army, betrayal, mystery, twists and turns, conspiracy, gang rape, nudity (full frontal - brief), investigation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: georgia
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 7.4
 54K
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, suspense, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: political conspiracy, conspiracy, serial killer, surveillance, murder, assassination, crimes, murder mystery, conspiracy theory, investigation, politics, hitman ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, philadelphia, pennsylvania
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 6.8
 287
Fatal News (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 177 min.
Story: The Barschel case is one of the most important political scandals in recent German history. Not least because it has remained unsolved. Countless speculations and conspiracy theories have grown up to the present day to the dramatic death of the ...
Style: feel good, psychological, disturbing, suspense, erotic
Plot: german politics, mysterious death, investigative journalism, crooked politician, conspiracy, political scandal, political intrigue, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, female reporter, corrupt politician, marital problem ...
Time: 80s, 90s, year 1987
Place: west germany, berlin germany, zurich switzerland, geneva switzerland, hamburg germany ...
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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, suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological, political ...
Plot: politics, conspiracy, corruption, reporter, murder, investigation, journalism, media, senator, twists and turns, political conspiracy, political corruption ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: seattle, los angeles, latin america, washington state, usa
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Executive Action (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Rogue intelligence agents, right-wing politicians, greedy capitalists, and free-lance assassins plot and carry out the JFK assassination in this speculative agitprop.
Style: political, disturbing, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: conspiracy, assassination, cia, murder, corruption, police officer, sniper, assassin, anti capitalism, political conspiracy, frame up, politics ...
Time: year 1963
Place: dallas texas
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 5.5
 2K
Ruby (1992)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: UK, Japan, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Fact and fiction are combined in this story about Jack Ruby and a stripper, Candy Cane, and how they become involved in a conspiracy to kill J.F.K.
Style: neo noir, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: gangsters, spy, nightclub, mafia, corruption, italian mafia, john f. kennedy, political conspiracy, political corruption, conspiracy, assassination, striptease ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1963
Place: chicago illinois, usa, texas
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The Werewolf of Washington (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After being unknowingly inflicted with the bite of a werewolf while on a visit to Europe, White House press secretary Jack Whittier (Dean Stockwell) begins to turn into a deadly beast by night, terrorizing Washington D.C. and presenting a very ...
Style: political, scary, semi serious, humorous, suspenseful ...
Plot: werewolf, paranormal, wolf, usa president, racism, disorder, moon, injustice, laboratory, curses spells and rituals, parents and children, love affair ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: washington d.c., europe, hungary
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 7.1
 85K
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, suspense ...
Plot: politics, political corruption, journalism, cia, conspiracy, election, satire, secret service, political conspiracy, war, senator, election campaign ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., albania, latin america, middle east, iraq ...
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 5.7
 3K
Power (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Pete St. John is a powerful and successful political consultant, with clients spread around the country. When his long-time friend and client Ohio senator Sam Hastings decides to quit politics, he is rapidly drafted to help with the campaign of the ...
Style: realistic, serious, cynical, clever, political ...
Plot: politics, political corruption, cover up, manipulation, political intrigue, campaign, state affairs, fighting the system, society, legal, ambition, media ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york, washington d.c.
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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, psychological, political, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: conspiracy, gulf war, political conspiracy, brainwashing, mind control, sniper, senator, assassination, political corruption, surveillance, paranoia, assassin ...
Time: 20th century, future, year 1991
Place: usa, washington d.c., new york
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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: suspense, atmospheric, serious, captivating, political ...
Plot: writers, twists and turns, political conspiracy, politics, investigation, mystery, writer's life, betrayal, secrets, spy, suspicion, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, london, massachusetts, england, usa ...
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Executive Power (1997)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: While protecting the U.S. President, Secret Service agent Nick Sager helps him to dispose of the body of a young girl, who accidentally died during an adulterous encounter. Some time later, a few weeks before the elections, the disillusioned ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, political thriller
Audience: boys' night
Plot: political conspiracy, torture, usa president, conspiracy, political corruption, extramarital affair, cover-up, campaign, legal investigation, undercover, uncover truth, betrayal ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
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 6.9
 54K
Dave (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Bill Mitchell is the philandering and distant President of the United States. Dave Kovic is a sweet-natured and caring Temp Agency operator, who by a staggering coincidence looks exactly like the President. As such, when Mitchell wants to escape an ...
Style: feel good, political, humorous, witty, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: u.s. president, politics, political corruption, president, lookalikes, romance, conspiracy, congress, head of state, americana, state affairs, couples ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1993
Place: usa, washington d.c., california
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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, psychological, exciting ...
Plot: conspiracy, political conspiracy, surveillance, cia, paranoia, manhunt, chase, mind control, obsession, spy, murder, conspiracy theory ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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Clear and Present Danger (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: CIA Analyst Jack Ryan is drawn into an illegal war fought by the US government against a Colombian drug cartel.
Style: suspense, exciting, suspenseful, political, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, cia, conspiracy, espionage, sniper, politics, president, ambush, drug cartel, assassination, drugs, violence ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: colombia, usa, washington d.c., latin america, panama ...
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 6.2
 21K
City Hall (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The accidental shooting of a boy in New York leads to an investigation by the Deputy Mayor, and unexpectedly far-reaching consequences.
Style: tense, political, suspense, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: investigation, crimes, police, political corruption, corruption, murder, mafia, mayor, society, uncover truth, lawyer, conspiracy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, new orleans, new jersey, usa, brooklyn new york city ...
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 8.2
 327K
Chinatown (1974)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Private eye Jake Gittes lives off of the murky moral climate of sunbaked, pre-World War II Southern California. Hired by a beautiful socialite to investigate her husband's extra-marital affair, Gittes is swept into a maelstrom of double ...
Style: neo noir, suspense, twist ending, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, corruption, femme fatale, rape, twists and turns, police, crimes, murder, conspiracy, father daughter incest, surveillance ...
Time: 20th century, year 1937, 1930s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, america, pacific ocean ...
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 5.9
 17K
Canadian Bacon (1995)
Genre: Action, 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, political, satirical, light, talky ...
Audience: kids
Plot: satire, political satire, conspiracy, politics, president, cold war, farce, culture clash, political conspiracy, dishonesty, world politics, head of state ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, canada, california, washington d.c., iraq
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 6.7
 56K
Absolute Power (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A master thief coincidentally is robbing a house where a murder in which the President of The United States is involved occurs in front of his eyes. He is forced to run yet may hold evidence that could convict the President. A political thriller ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, tense, intense, serious ...
Plot: secret service, crimes, murder mystery, political corruption, political conspiracy, assassination, justice, usa president, politics, witnessing a crime, conspiracy, white house ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: washington d.c., usa
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