Political scandal movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant political scandal movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, suspense, twists and turns, political and intense films and TV shows about / with political scandal, politics, politician, state affairs, corruption, scandal, conspiracy, chase, death and storytelling plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Comedy genres shot in USA, Germany, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as political scandal: Truth (2015), Suite Dreams (2006), Veep (2012), An American Daughter (2000), King's Game (2004), The Last Debate (2000), And the Winner Is... (2009), Choose Connor (2007), Der Fall Barschel (2015), All the President's Men (1976).

List of political scandal movies

 6.8
 19K
Truth (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: As a renowned producer and close associate of Dan Rather, Mary Mapes believes she’s broken the biggest story of the 2004 election: revelations of a sitting U.S. President’s military service. But when allegations come pouring in, sources change ...
Style: based on true events, suspense, factual, twists and turns, intense ...
Plot: tv reporter, american politics, politics, political scandal, presidential election, ends with biographical notes, husband wife relationship, election, fired from the job, justice, twists & turns, conspiracy theory ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century
Place: texas, new york
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 7.1
 1K
Suite Dreams (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Set in a five star Tokyo hotel on New Year's Eve, the film follows the misadventures of various hotel staff and guests in the run-up to midnight. The plot involves numerous characters, the different problems or situations they face in the ...
Style: captivating, humorous, semi serious, light
Plot: new year's eve, hotel, mistress, call girl, politician, political scandal, husband wife relationship, prostitute, speech, argument, maid, professor ...
Time: contemporary
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 8.3
 46K
Veep (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
TV show
Story: A look into American politics, revolving around former Senator Selina Meyer who finds being Vice President of the United States is nothing like she expected and everything everyone ever warned her about.
Style: sitcom, witty, clever, humorous, not serious ...
Plot: politics, mishap, vice president, political satire, politician, workplace situations, boss and employee, satire, boss, senator, government official, administration ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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An American Daughter (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A Senator's daughter seems to have a lock on a nomination as the US Surgeon General, until a background check reveals she once neglected to return a jury-duty notice. Then she makes a mistake in comments about her homemaker mother that leaves ...
Style: sincere, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: ambition, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, senator, adultery, political scandal, press conference, interview, internet, dance, female doctor, best friend ...
Place: washington d.c.
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 7.3
 4K
King's Game (2004)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Starting a new job as a political journalist at a leading newspaper, Ulrik Torp witnesses a brutal struggle for power in the Midparty's ranks -- a struggle that coincides with the charismatic party leader's involvement in a near fatal car ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, realistic, serious, political
Plot: politics, political thriller, politician, journalist, conspiracy, parliament, dishonesty, state affairs, campaign, political scandal, death, head of state ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, copenhagen, europe, copenhagen denmark
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The Last Debate (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Four members of the media are chosen as moderator and panel for the single televised debate of presidential candidates one week before the election. These four use the debate forum as never before, resulting in what critics call a hijacking of the ...
Plot: media manipulation, political scandal, presidential candidate
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And the Winner Is... (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Comedy - The hypocrisy lurking behind politics and small-town life is revealed in this sharp, hilarious satire that finds Centerville shaking up its mayoral election by forcing the candidates to participate in an "Election Pageant." Seven ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: satire, politics, americana, ambition, rise to the top, campaign, transvestism, social differences, social decay, gender bending, rivalry, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 6.3
 289
Choose Connor (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Fifteen-year-old Owen Norris is at the top of his graduating middle-school class, and wants to know how the world works. He has no friends, spends almost all of his time studying, and has an almost nonexistent relationship with his white-collar ...
Style: clever, touching, realistic, serious, biting ...
Plot: campaign, teenage boy, politics, teenage life, friendship, state affairs, youth, congress, interview, lie, political scandal, teenage crush ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, u.s. capitol building, washington d.c.
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Der Fall Barschel (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, twists and turns, psychological, disturbing, suspense
Plot: mysterious death, german politics, german history, investigative journalism, crooked politician, conspiracy, husband wife relationship, corrupt politician, marital problem, female reporter, political scandal, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 1990s, year 1987
Place: west germany, berlin germany, hamburg germany, beirut lebanon, geneva switzerland ...
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All the President's Men (1976)
Genre: Biography, 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: realistic, captivating, serious, factual, tense ...
Plot: politics, political conspiracy, journalism, investigation, newspaper, political corruption, president, political intrigue, political thriller, cover up, white house, wiretap ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1972
Place: washington d.c., usa, united states
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 5.1
 10K
Boss (2013)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Disowned by his father as a boy, Surya is taken in by a crime boss. When his brother Shiv is wrongly imprisoned, his father pleads for Surya's help.
Style: stylized, humorous, exciting, sexy, semi serious ...
Plot: crimes, graphic violence, bollywood, escapades, good versus evil, rivalry, criminal's revenge, one man army, danger, criminal heroes, hotshot hero, sibling relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, india, delhi
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 8.4
 19K
Babylon Berlin (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Colognian commissioner Gereon Rath moves to Berlin, the epicenter of political and social changes in the Golden Twenties.
Style: atmospheric, captivating, social realism
Plot: neo noir, police investigation, social problems, national socialism, political intrigue, political scandal, conspiracy, adaptation, espionage, communism, communist party, german ...
Time: pre world war two, 1920s, year 1929
Place: berlin germany, germany
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 7.2
 11K
Paa (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 133 min.
Story: He suffers from a progeria like syndrome. Mentally he is 13 but physically he looks 5 times older. In spite of his condition, Auro is a very happy boy. He lives with his mother Vidya, who is a gynaecologist. Amol is young, progressive politician. He ...
Style: serious, touching, emotional, uplifting
Audience: girls' night
Plot: school, father son relationship, disability, human nature, child illness, aging, youth, hopes, family relations, family life, supportive parent, bollywood ...
Time: contemporary
Place: india, asia
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Sweet Lorraine (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The double life of Methodist minister's wife catches up to her, as her husband campaigns for Mayor in a small New Jersey town.
Plot: boxing, political scandal, political candidate
Place: new jersey
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 5.2
 1K
Knife Fight (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A political strategist juggling three clients questions whether or not to take the high road as the ugly side of his work begins to haunt him.
Style: witty, semi serious, cynical, realistic, biting ...
Plot: politics, ambition, society, political corruption, dishonesty, private vs public, campaign, americana, political intrigue, satire, state affairs, blind ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa
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Thrill of the Kill (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Haunted by her sister's suspicious death, Kelly Holden enlists the help of murder-mystery novelist Graydon Jennings to help solve the crime. Together they discover that Kelly's sibling was living quite the double life -- sleeping with a ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, twists and turns, surprise ending
Plot: investigation, uncover truth, mystery, who done it, murder, woman in danger, danger, crimes, dishonesty, obsession, deadly, false identity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: vermont, usa
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 6.3
 192
Gry uliczne (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Poland
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Two energetic TV reporters investigate the 1977 murder of a student who was a prominent member of the anti-communist opposition.
Plot: murder investigation, politics, witness, politician, corrupt politician, news reporter, sex scene, fistfight, female full frontal nudity, big breasts, video cassette, communism ...
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White House Madness (1975)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: The Nixon Administration falls apart in a farcical manner in the time of the Watergate Scandal.
Style: political comedy, political
Plot: politics, satire, farce, american politics, dog, white house, checkers, republican, republican party, president, scandal, watergate ...
Time: 70s
Place: washington d.c.
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Un eroe borghese (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, France, Belgium
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An intriguing look at a sinister web of power,linking politics and the mafia in modern day Italy.
Plot: finance, trial, death threat, politics, police, death, murder, mafia, political scandal, corporation, power, business ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, milan italy, italy, sicily
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You Got Trumped: The First 100 Days (2016)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, USA, Canada
TV show
Story: This insane comedy series examines President Donald Trump's first 100 days in office.
Style: political
Plot: media, masturbation, wrestling, rich man, political scandal, servant, gun, racism, misogyny, president, spanking, presidential election ...
Place: china, mexico, washington d.c.
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The Best Laid Plans (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 266 min.
TV show
Story: Disillusioned with the grinding cynicism of Canadian federal politics, speechwriter Daniel Addison finally has enough when he catches his girlfriend going down on his politician boss. Unfortunately, the party's chief political wonk strongarms ...
Plot: politics, bondage, election, engineer, retirement home, social media, english class, canadian stereotype, political party, politician, political satire, election campaign ...
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Shadow of Doubt (1998)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An attorney (Melanie Griffith) uncovers a political conspiracy in the brutal killing of a wealthy young woman.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, rough, mind bending, tense ...
Plot: politics, courtroom, murder, state affairs, legal action, law enforcement, protagonist as suspect, dishonesty, dedicated lawyer, mystery, legal, danger ...
Time: 90s
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 6.5
 5K
Scandal (1989)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: An English bon-vivant osteopath is enchanted with a young exotic dancer and invites her to live with him. He serves as friend and mentor, and through his contacts and parties she and her friend meet and date members of the Conservative Party. ...
Style: realistic, serious, intense, based on true events, psychological ...
Plot: sex scandal, political corruption, politics, betrayal, social differences, social decay, rise and fall, society, dishonesty, couples, prostitute, scandal ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: england, europe, london, california
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Colour It Yellow (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 167 min.
Story: A young idealistic English filmmaker, Sue, arrives in India to make a film on Indian revolutionaries Bhagat Singh, Chandrashekhar Azad and their contemporaries and their fight for freedom from the British Raj. Owing to a lack of funds, she recruits ...
Style: serious, feel good, sincere, exciting, realistic ...
Plot: rebelliousness, politics, patriotism, bollywood, state affairs, society, filmmaker, artist, courage, singing, watching a movie, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, new delhi, delhi, london
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Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 229 min.
Story: A former Prohibition-era Jewish gangster returns to the Lower East Side of Manhattan over thirty years later, where he once again must confront the ghosts and regrets of his old life.
Style: epic, melancholic, atmospheric, rough, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, rape, corruption, crimes, friendship, criminal heroes, gangster, torture, murder, prohibition, rise and fall ...
Time: 60s, 1930s, 1920s, 30s, 1960s ...
Place: new york, usa, miami
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 5.9
 75K
The Invasion (2007)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Washington, D.C. psychologist Carol Bennell and her colleague Dr. Ben Driscoll are the only two people on Earth who are aware of an epidemic running rampant through the city. They discover an alien virus aboard a crashed space shuttle that ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, intense, psychological ...
Plot: virus, save the world, alien, danger, psychiatrist, invasion, hysteria, alien invasion, sleeping, child in peril, quarantine, survival ...
Time: contemporary, future
Place: washington d.c., usa, russia
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 5.5
 18K
Head of State (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When a presidential candidate dies unexpectedly in the middle of the campaign, the Democratic party unexpectedly picks a Washington, D.C. alderman, Mays Gilliam (Rock) as his replacement .
Style: humorous, realistic, witty, semi serious, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: presidential election, election campaign, politics, state affairs, ambition, republican, fish out of water, head of state, satire, white house, rescue, bail bondsman ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., nashville tennessee, chicago illinois
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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, serious, captivating, tricky ...
Plot: investigation, writer's life, state affairs, political conspiracy, betrayal, cia, suspicion, writers, war crime, uncover truth, who to trust, assistant ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new england, massachusetts, usa, london, washington d.c. ...
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 7.7
 104K
Frost/Nixon (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: For three years after being forced from office, Nixon remained silent. But in summer 1977, the steely, cunning former commander-in-chief agreed to sit for one all-inclusive interview to confront the questions of his time in office and the Watergate ...
Style: clever, tense, psychological, sincere, tricky ...
Plot: journalism, president, reporter, politics, loneliness, tv show, scandal, power struggle, lie, mind game, uncover truth, secret ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1974, year 1977
Place: usa, california, washington d.c., sydney australia, australia ...
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 6.9
 23K
The Contender (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Political thriller about Laine Hanson's nomination and confirmation as Vice President. An allegation that she was involved in a sexual orgy at the age of 19 is leaked to the press. As pressure mounts on Laine, she's torn between fighting ...
Style: thought provoking, clever, serious, sincere, talky ...
Plot: politics, sexism, vice president, idealism, political intrigue, election, state affairs, campaign, society, dishonesty, sex scandal, head of state ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: washington d.c., usa, ohio, virginia, california
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