Scandal movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant scandal movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, captivating, disturbing, sexy and thought provoking films and TV shows about / with scandal, husband wife relationship, politics, dishonesty, lawyer, drinking alcohol, corruption, drinking, mentor and society plots mostly in Drama, Biography and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
scandal movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as scandal: The Front Runner (2018), Chappaquiddick (2017), Primary Colors (1998), The Trial (2014), Savage Grace (2007), Frost/Nixon (2008), Michael Clayton (2007), All the King's Men (2006), Restless Virgins (2013), Scandal: 15 Minutes of Fame (2001).

List of scandal movies

The Front Runner (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Gary Hart, former Senator of Colorado, becomes the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1987. Hart's intelligence, charisma and idealism makes him popular with young voters, leaving him with a seemingly clear path to the ...
Style: psychological, captivating, thought provoking, sentimental
Plot: scandal, politician, senator, politics, presidential campaign, affair, reputation, homosexual, society, rivalry, media, gender ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, colorado
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Chappaquiddick (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, Sweden
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Ted Kennedy's life and political career become derailed in the aftermath of a fatal car accident in 1969 that claims the life of a young campaign strategist, Mary Jo Kopechne.
Style: based on true events, captivating, tense, rough
Plot: scandal, kennedy family, car accident, senator, investigation, politics, promise, lawyer, doctor, husband wife relationship, trust, lie ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1960, year 1980, year 1969 ...
Place: massachusetts
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Primary Colors (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA, France, Germany, Japan
Duration: 143 min.
Story: In this adaptation of the best-selling roman à clef about Bill Clinton's 1992 run for the White House, the young and gifted Henry Burton is tapped to oversee the presidential campaign of Governor Jack Stanton. Burton is pulled into the ...
Style: thought provoking, semi serious, cynical, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: politics, presidential election, scandal, media, extramarital affair, head of state, couple relations, supportive spouse, rise to the top, state affairs, satire, adultery ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 70s
Place: new hampshire, california, new york
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The Trial (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Philippines
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A mentally-challenged guy was put into trial after allegedly raping his teacher. And as Amanda, Julian, and Ronald try to mount a convincing defense, they discover soon that they're all connected in more ways than just the case.
Plot: scandal, court, rape, mentally challenged, trial, teacher student romance, case
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Savage Grace (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Spain, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: This examination of a famous scandal from the 1970s explores the relationship between Barbara Baekeland and her only son, Antony. Barbara, a lonely social climber unhappily married to the wealthy but remote plastics heir Brooks Baekeland, dotes on ...
Style: disturbing, serious, sincere, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: incest, mother son incest, adultery, murder, family relations, sexual relations, gays and lesbians, scandal, socialite, love, gay, family problems ...
Time: 1940s, 60s, 70s, 50s, 40s ...
Place: europe, london, new york, england, usa ...
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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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Michael Clayton (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A law firm brings in its 'fixer' to remedy the situation after a lawyer has a breakdown while representing a chemical company that he knows is guilty in a multi-billion dollar class action suit.
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, disturbing, twists and turns ...
Plot: lawyer, law firm, legal, murder, lawsuit, divorce, guilt, cover up, scandal, crimes, corruption, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, milwaukee wisconsin, manhattan new york city, california
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All the King's Men (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The story of an idealist's rise to power in the world of Louisiana politics and the corruption that leads to his ultimate downfall. Based on the1946 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel written by Robert Penn Warren.
Style: serious, captivating, emotional, realistic, intense ...
Plot: politics, manipulation, blackmail, mistress, political corruption, ambition, journalist, fighting the system, scandal, governor, rise to the top, state affairs ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 50s, 1950s
Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa, new orleans, new jersey
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Restless Virgins (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A sex scandal that shook Massachusetts prep school, Milton Academy in 2004-05 school year.
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: high school, scandal, preparatory school, youth, social relations, high school life, teenage life, friendship, sexual content, couples, family relations, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new england
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Scandal: 15 Minutes of Fame (2001)
Genre: Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Three women, an asping actress, a reporter, and a lawyer, hatch a scheme to enrich each other. The actress will fake a sexual harassment charge against a politician and get a lot of publicity, the reporter will get the scoop, and the lawyer will get ...
Style: sexploitation film, sexy
Plot: reporter, lawyer, scam, scandal, politician, sexual harassment, false accusation, sexploitation, erotica, scheme, sex, actress ...
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Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The story of Mark Felt, who under the name "Deep Throat" helped journalists Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein uncover the Watergate scandal in 1974.
Style: based on true events, captivating, disturbing, tense
Plot: fbi, scandal, cover-up, politics, white house, husband wife relationship, whistleblower, secret, marriage, baby, lie, congressional hearing ...
Time: year 1974, 70s
Place: washington d.c.
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The Perfect Patient (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Belgium
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A true and captivating story about the biggest legal scandal in Swedish history, the story about the reporter who questioned an entire legal system. Hannes Råstam was dedicated to proving the innocence of Thomas Quick and unmask the legal chaos ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, suspense, captivating, atmospheric ...
Plot: scandal, psychopath, murder, injustice, journalist, serial killer, false accusation, investigation, terminal illness, redemption, acquittal, crimes ...
Place: scandinavia, eastern europe, sweden
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Code Breakers (2005)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In 1951, a cheating scandal rocks West Point academy, as 83 cadets -- including the son of the school's football coach (Glenn) -- are implicated and ultimately dismissed.
Plot: scandal, cheating, coach, american football, student athlete, honor
Time: 50s, 1950s
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Absolute Power (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 29 min.
TV show
Story: Stephen Fry and John Bird star as spin doctors Charles Prentiss and Martin McCabe as they bring the popular and satirical Radio 4 comedy Absolute Power to BBC Two. Stephen as Prentiss and John as McCabe are an unscrupulous pair who run the blue chip ...
Style: sitcom, witty, humorous, cynical, semi serious ...
Plot: media, manipulation, workplace, satire, celebrity, manipulations, celebrity culture, workplace situations, showbiz, media satire, cover up, campaign ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, london
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The Royals (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Drama about a fictional British Royal family set in modern day London, who inhabit a world of opulence and regal tradition that caters to any and every desire, but one that also comes with a price tag of duty, destiny and intense public scrutiny.
Style: sentimental, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: royal family, state affairs, prince, forbidden love, monarchy, love and romance, couple relations, palaces castles and temples, king, paparazzi, scandal, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
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The O'Briens (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: Ireland, USA, UK
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Two years after the death of his beloved wife, Pat O'Brien (Tommy O’Neil) summons his children back to their homestead in the west of Ireland. Fionn (Liam McMahon) travels from New York, Gareth (Emmett Hughes) from London, and daughter Una ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, sincere, captivating, humorous
Plot: family relations, family gatherings, family secret, scandal, children, love triangle, death of mother, family reunited, father son relationship, secret, rejection, family home ...
Place: ireland, new york, london
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Zipper (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Sam Ellis is a man on the rise — a hot-shot federal prosecutor on the cusp of a bright political future. But what was meant to be a one-time experience with an escort turns into a growing addiction — a new demon threatening to destroy his life, ...
Style: sexy, psychological, captivating, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: escort, obsession, addiction, ambition, rise to the top, state affairs, dishonesty, prostitute, family problems, politics, scandal, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Bombshell (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Based on the real scandal, BOMBSHELL is a revealing look inside the most powerful and controversial media empire of all time; and the explosive story of the women who brought down the infamous man who created it.
Style: twists and turns, uplifting, sad, philosophical, based on true events ...
Plot: sexual harassment, tv news, pervert, scandal, female protagonist, presidential candidate, social network, paparazzi, fired from the job, politics, tv reporter, death threat ...
Time: 2010s, year 2016
Place: cleveland ohio, new york, manhattan new york city
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Paterno (2018)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: After becoming the winningest coach in college football history, Joe Paterno is embroiled in Penn State's Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal, challenging his legacy and forcing him to face questions of institutional failure regarding the ...
Style: suspense, disturbing, sexploitation film, based on true events, non-linear
Plot: pedophile, scandal, investigation, conspiracy, expose, teenager, evidence, husband wife relationship, media, cover up, regret, fired from the job ...
Time: year 2011, year 2001
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Disobedience (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A woman learns about the death of her father. She returns to her Orthodox Jewish home and falls in love with her best childhood friend who is now married to her cousin.
Style: melancholic, sincere, depressing, ambiguous ending
Audience: chick flick
Plot: lesbian, female nudity, lesbian love, lgbt, lesbian sex, forbidden love, lesbian relationship, childhood friends, lesbian romance, orthodox jew, cheating wife, childhood friend ...
Place: london
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Mysteries of Lisbon (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Portugal, France
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Follows a jealous countess, a wealthy businessman, and a young orphaned boy across Portugal, France, Italy and Brazil where they connect with a variety of mysterious individuals.
Style: gothic, serious, captivating, bleak, epic
Plot: love triangle, forbidden love, countess, scandal, intrigue, revenge, murder, romantic triangle, doomed love, aristocracy, high society, nobleman ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1800s
Place: lisbon portugal
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People I Know (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A New York press agent must scramble when his major client becomes embroiled in a huge scandal.
Style: cynical, bleak, enigmatic, intellectual, stylized ...
Plot: murder, politics, conspiracy, witnessing a crime, society, crimes, political corruption, showbiz, intrigue, drugs/alcohol, investigation, hotel ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, california
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Eight Men Out (1988)
Genre: Drama, History, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The great Chicago White Sox team of 1919 is the saddest team to ever win a pennent. The team is bitter at their penny pincher owner, Charles Comiskey, and at their own teammates. Gamblers take advantage of this opportunity to offer some players $ to ...
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, factual, talky ...
Plot: baseball, sport, friendship, americana, major league, sport team, ambition, contests and competitions, society, historical figure, hopes, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 1920s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, boston, california
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Call Me: The Rise and Fall of Heidi Fleiss (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The story of Heidi Fleiss, known as "The Hollywood Madam", who was the daughter of a prominent Los Angeles doctor and eventually became a prostitute for a well-known Los Angeles madam. She took over her boss' operation and soon was ...
Style: captivating, thought provoking, serious, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: prostitute, rise and fall, hollywood, escort service, lifestyle, ambition, destructive relationship, society, artists and showbiz, crimes, drug abuse, sexual relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
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The Boys of St. Vincent (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The true story of boys being sexually abused at their orphanage ran by a religious community in Newfoundland.
Style: realistic, disturbing, rough, bleak, thought provoking ...
Plot: pedophilia, man boy relationship, child molestation, homosexual rape, catholic priest, underage sex, orphanage, rape of a minor, sexual abuse, pedophile, catholicism, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s
Place: canada, london, newfoundland
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The Last of Robin Hood (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Errol Flynn, the swashbuckling Hollywood star and notorious ladies man, flouted convention all his life, but never more brazenly than in his last years when, swimming in vodka and unwilling to face his mortality, he undertook a liaison with an ...
Style: disturbing, touching, realistic, serious, sexy ...
Plot: movie star, womanizer, sexual abuse, hollywood, actor's life, forbidden love, love affair, love and romance, teenage life, showbiz, youth, life is a bitch ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 2010, year 1965, year 1960 ...
Place: new york, los angeles, usa, manhattan new york city, cuba ...
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Conspiracy of Silence (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a priest commits suicide and two trainees are expelled from a seminary, a journalist starts to investigate the Vatican’s silence on broken vows of celibacy. A thriller examining the internal conflicts in the modern Catholic church.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, realistic, serious, based on true events ...
Plot: church, suicide, celibacy, fighting the system, uncover truth, crimes, clergy, priest, society, dishonesty, gay, crisis of conscience ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland
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Timeless Love (2010)
Genre: Drama, Family, Horror, Romance, Thriller
Country: Mexico
TV show
Story: Renata, a spirited woman, is treated cruelly by her mother and sister. Falling in love with Jerónimo changes her life for the better, but his misguided quest to avenge his brother's death jeopardizes their relationship.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, captivating
Plot: family relations, fall in love, vengeance, couple relations, rivalry, love and romance, dishonesty, couples, mistaken identity, scandal, manipulation, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city
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The Invisible Woman (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In 1857, at the height of his fame and fortune, novelist and social critic Charles Dickens meets and falls in love with teenage stage actress Nelly Ternan. As she becomes the focus of his heart and mind, as well as his muse, painful secrecy is the ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: writer's life, love affair, forbidden love, older man younger woman relationship, introspection, couple relations, infidelity, couples, romance, charles dickens, celebrity, scandal ...
Time: victorian, victorian era, 19th century, 1850s
Place: london, england, europe
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Phil Spector (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A drama centered on the relationship between Phil Spector and defense attorney Linda Kenney Baden while the music business legend was on trial for the murder of Lana Clarkson.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, controversial, based on true events
Plot: showbiz, legal, courtroom, courtroom drama, lawyers and clients, artists and showbiz, scandal, murder, prosecution, violence against women, husband wife relationship, suicide ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1949, year 2003, year 1963 ...
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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