Head of state movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant head of state movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, captivating, sincere, intense and clever films and TV shows about / with head of state, state affairs, politics, society, betrayal, destiny, husband wife relationship, president, marriage and mentor plots mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
Save
this
list

to
head of state
 295
head of state movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as head of state: The Young Victoria (2009), Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007), King Ralph (1991), Lincoln (2012), Elizabeth (1998), The Last King of Scotland (2006), John Adams (2008), The King's Speech (2010), Downfall (2004), The Queen (2006).
The list contains the best films ordered by rating. Click "View All" to show all items.
Elizabeth
Biography, Drama, History
UK
124 min.
 7.5
Lincoln
Biography, Drama, History, War
USA, India
150 min.
 7.4
The list contains the new films ordered by year. Click "View All" to show all items.
Presidentti
Drama
Finland
511 min.
 6.6
London Has Fallen
Action, Thriller
UK, Bulgaria, USA
99 min.
 5.9

List of head of state movies

The Young Victoria
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: From Academy Award® winners Graham King and Martin Scorsese, along with the makers of Gosford Park and The Departed, comes the story of Queen Victoria’s early rise to power. From an object of a royal power-struggle to her romantic courtship and ...
Style: realistic, factual, romantic, dramatic, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: royal family, queen victoria, queen of england, head of state, husband wife relationship, couple relations, royal court, rise to the top, marriage, destiny, politics, state affairs ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 18th century, 1820s, 1840s ...
Place: buckingham palace, london, england, europe, belgium
Is relevant ?
Elizabeth: The Golden Age
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, colourful, serious, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: queen elizabeth i, queen, head of state, female protagonist, british history, catholicism, palace intrigue, politics, destiny, british, political conspiracy, women ...
Time: 16th century, 18th century, 1930s, 1920s, middle ages ...
Place: england, spain, scotland, europe, london ...
Is relevant ?
 5.2
 14K
King Ralph
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: As the only relative to take over the Royal throne, a down on his luck American slob must learn the ways of the English.
Style: humorous, feel good, funny, satirical, not serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: fish out of water, goofy hero, head of state, royal family, culture clash, king, fall in love, rise to the top, rich and poor, betrayal, romance, family ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: england, las vegas, europe, london, usa ...
Is relevant ?
 7.4
 222K
Lincoln
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, India
Duration: 150 min.
Story: A revealing drama that focuses on the 16th President's tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish ...
Style: factual, captivating, epic, suspense, tense ...
Plot: american civil war, historical character, politics, head of state, period piece, righting the wronged, speech, assassination, idealism, human spirit, slavery, moral dilemma ...
Time: 1860s, 19th century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
Is relevant ?
 7.5
 83K
Elizabeth
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: factual, epic, stylized, realistic, serious ...
Plot: queen elizabeth i, politics, rise to the top, political intrigue, british, historical figure, historical character, rebellion, queen, head of state, british royal family, british history ...
Time: 16th century, 18th century
Place: england, scotland, europe, spain, london ...
Is relevant ?
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: President Lincoln's mother is killed by a supernatural creature, which fuels his passion to crush vampires and their slave-owning helpers.
Style: exciting, stylized, scary, gothic, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, vampire, vampire hunter, supernatural, immortality, blood, revenge, brutality, lone hero, secret identity, slavery, transformation ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, u.s. capitol building, indiana
Is relevant ?
The Last King of Scotland
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Young Scottish doctor, Nicholas Garrigan decides it's time for an adventure after he finishes his formal education, so he decides to try his luck in Uganda, and arrives during the downfall of President Obote. General Idi Amin comes to power and ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, dramatic, brutal ...
Plot: politics, corruption, insanity, torture, genocide, paranoia, violence, murder, hospital, betrayal, doctor, head of state ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: africa, scotland, uganda
Is relevant ?
 8.6
 24K
John Adams
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 71 min.
Story: The life of one of the USA's Founding Fathers, its second President, and his role in the nation's first 50 years.
Style: epic, atmospheric, serious, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: head of state, president, leadership, politics, americana, state affairs, supportive spouse, american history, human spirit, idealism, couple relations, true love ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1790s, 1770s
Place: usa, england, massachusetts, france, pennsylvania
Is relevant ?
The King's Speech
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA, Australia
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The King's Speech tells the story of the man who became King George VI, the father of Queen Elizabeth II. After his brother abdicates, George ('Bertie') reluctantly assumes the throne. Plagued by a dreaded stutter and considered unfit ...
Style: realistic, talky, inspirational, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: historical character, disability, friendship, stuttering, british royal family, happy ending, against the odds, doctors and patients, strong female character, doctor patient relationship, destiny, family ...
Time: 1930s, pre world war two, 20th century, 30s, 40s ...
Place: england, britain, europe, london, scotland ...
Is relevant ?
 8.2
 292K
Downfall
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Germany, Austria, Italy
Duration: 156 min.
Story: In April of 1945, Germany stands at the brink of defeat with the Russian Army closing in from the east and the Allied Expeditionary Force attacking from the west. In Berlin, capital of the Third Reich, Adolf Hitler proclaims that Germany will still ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, realistic, psychological, serious ...
Plot: war, suicide, german, nazi, fascism, brutality, violence, insanity, betrayal, drinking, death, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1945, 1940s, year 1942
Place: germany, europe, poland, berlin germany, frankfurt germany ...
Is relevant ?
 7.3
 95K
The Queen
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA, France, Italy
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The Queen is an intimate behind the scenes glimpse at the interaction between HM Elizabeth II and Prime Minister Tony Blair during their struggle, following the death of Diana, to reach a compromise between what was a private tragedy for the Royal ...
Style: talky, realistic, serious, sincere, dramatic ...
Plot: politics, death, royal family, british, head of state, paparazzi, queen, tragedy, family, political, life & death, society ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: england, europe, london, scotland, buckingham palace ...
Is relevant ?
 8.6
 37K
Black-Adder II
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 176 min.
Story: Sixty years after the demise of Prince Edmund Plantagenet, Queen Elizabeth I, who's as insane as her ancestors, is England's current leader. Seductive, easy-to-impress, spoiled, and always seeking a husband, "Queenie" has a ...
Style: humorous, not serious, dark humor, witty, alternative comedy
Plot: head of state, royal family, royal court, state affairs, master and servant, politics, society, queen, aristocracy, heir heiress, prince, stupidity ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: england, europe
Is relevant ?
 8.7
 53K
The West Wing
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: serious, talky, clever, realistic, witty ...
Plot: politics, white house, head of state, idealism, political intrigue, americana, state affairs, workplace, couple relations, politician, workplace situations, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
Is relevant ?
 6.6
 136K
Vantage Point
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The attempted assassination of the American President is told and re-told from several different perspectives.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, surprise ending, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination, terrorism, secret service, chase, president, betrayal, conspiracy, car chase, murder, kidnapping, head of state, corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, europe
Is relevant ?
 7.4
 137K
Invictus
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Newly elected President Nelson Mandela knows his nation remains racially and economically divided in the wake of apartheid. Believing he can bring his people together through the universal language of sport, Mandela rallies South Africa's rugby ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: president, racism, idealism, prejudice, underdog, head of state, politics, world politics, mentor, segregation, leadership, political ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: south africa, africa, new jersey
Is relevant ?
 7.7
 7K
The Kennedys
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 346 min.
Story: The story of the most fabled political family in American history, told in a manner similar to The Godfather: a manipulative, egocentric father determined to live out his own ambitions through his sons, who in turn spent their lives dancing to his ...
Style: serious, talky, realistic, stylized, thought provoking
Plot: politics, head of state, white house, parents and children, siblings relations, americana, family life, kennedy family, state affairs, infidelity, family relations, leadership ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, cuba
Is relevant ?
 8.5
 14K
The Fortress
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 58 min.
Story: Borgen is a drama series about the fight for political power – and about the personal sacrifices and consequences this has for those involved on and behind the political stage. The central figure is the 40-year old political leader Birgitte ...
Style: clever, serious, talky, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: politics, head of state, journalism, politician, political intrigue, relationship vs career, state affairs, leadership, couple relations, parents and children, family life, tv show ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, europe, scandinavia, copenhagen denmark
Is relevant ?
 8.1
 6K
Elizabeth I
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 223 min.
Story: HBO miniseries about the the public and private lives of the later years of Queen Elizabeth I.
Style: epic, stylized, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: royal family, head of state, uninhibited rivalry, romance, royal court, love and romance, state affairs, couples, queen elizabeth i, palace intrigue, queen of england, tragic hero ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, europe, dungeon, spain, scotland ...
Is relevant ?
The World Wars
Genre: Documentary, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 270 min.
Story: The World Wars tells the story of three decades of war told through the eyes of various men who were its key players: Roosevelt, Hitler, Patton, Mussolini, Churchill, Tojo, DeGaulle and MacArthur. The documentary examines the two wars as one ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: war, head of state, soldier, reenactment, military, state affairs, leadership, battles, politics, nazi, totalitarianism, infantrymen ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 20s, 30s, 40s
Place: europe, usa
Is relevant ?
Agent of Influence
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: This story of espionage and counter-espionage is based on the novel by Ian Adams. Suspicious circumstances surrounded the mysterious death of a Canadian diplomat. At the height of The Cold War in October 1964, John Watkins, Canada's former ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: head of state, espionage, dishonesty, heroes, rebellion, state affairs, undercover, secret agent, cia, spy, cold war
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, russia
Is relevant ?
An Ordinary Execution
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: During the last days of Stalin's reign, a doctor (Marina Hands) tries to go unnoticed in a society of mutual dread where a neighbour or colleague might "denounce" you to the authorities at any moment.But tales of her healing touch ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: head of state, moral dilemma, doctors and patients, society, power relations, mentally unstable, innocence lost, couple relations, life is a bitch, state affairs, couples, kgb ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: russia, soviet union, ussr
Is relevant ?
LBJ: The Early Years
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: LBJ: The Early Years was a television movie that appeared on the NBC network in February 1987, depicting the life of former President of the United States Lyndon B. Johnson from 1934 until 1973. Actor Randy Quaid won a Golden Globe award for his ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: head of state, rise to the top, ambition, politics, state affairs, campaign, media, usa president, cold war, u.s. president, senator, president ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, year 1966 ...
Place: texas, usa, america
Is relevant ?
 4.8
 387
First Shot
Genre: Action
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: No one knows why the army base was blown up until the President gets shot there during the memorial service for those killed, but he wasn't the only target.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, exciting
Plot: head of state, special agents, assassination attempt, save the day, terrorism, danger, state affairs, undercover, government agency, secret agents, race against time, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Is relevant ?
 7.2
 611
The President
Genre: Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: At 73, France's ex-president, Emile Beaufort, faces declining health, but he still plays a vigorous role behind the scenes as a philosopher and, potentially, as a power broker. In particular, his relationship with Philippe Chalamont comes into ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, captivating
Plot: head of state, political intrigue, politics, state affairs, assassination attempt, battles, bachelor, democracy, member of parliament, parliament, anti semitic slur, memoir ...
Time: 60s, 1950s
Place: france
Is relevant ?
 8.1
 2K
Jinnah
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: UK, Pakistan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Biography of Mohammed Ali Jinnah, the founder of modern Pakistan is told through flashbacks as his soul tries to find eternal rest. The flashbacks start in 1947 as Jinnah pleads for a separate nation from the Muslim regime, infuriating Lord ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, disturbing
Plot: political unrest, gory, head of state, war, leadership, human spirit, society, state affairs, muslim, intrigue, rise to the top, politics ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1947
Place: pakistan, india
Is relevant ?
The Day Reagan Was Shot
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The Day Reagan Was Shot is a 2001 film made for television directed by Cyrus Nowrasteh. The film stars Richard Dreyfuss as Alexander Haig and Richard Crenna as Ronald Reagan.
Style: semi serious, disturbing, realistic, biting
Plot: head of state, assassination attempt, chaos and mayhem, political conspiracy, political corruption, americana, media, state affairs, politics, assassination, road not taken, campaign ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
 7.4
 2K
Secret Honor
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In this speculative one-man drama, we see former President Richard Milhous Nixon alone in his study, dictating his thoughts into a tape recorder. His only company are a four-screen closed-circuit TV setup, the portraits on the walls, a bottle of ...
Style: talky, semi serious, enigmatic, dark, realistic ...
Plot: politics, head of state, political, paranoid, rise and fall, paranoia, dark hero, drinking, runaway, secrets, violent, corruption ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
Is relevant ?
 8.2
 1K
Storm
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 133 min.
Story: J.K. is a hotel Manager in a scenic location in India. One day he gallantly comes to the rescue of a drunk daughter, Aarti, of a politician, and chooses to be discrete about it. When she recovers, she and he fall in love; get married in a small ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, banned film
Plot: head of state, hotel, campaign, politics, love and romance, state affairs, tragic hero, writer's life, leadership, rescue, rise to the top, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: india
Is relevant ?
The Book of Esther
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Ester becomes King Xerxes’ queen, her Cousin Mordecai and that despicable Haman engage in a dangerous game of intrigue for control of the young Persian King Xerxes.
Style: epic, bleak, semi serious, realistic, based on the bible ...
Plot: head of state, genocide, royal family, state affairs, betrayal, anti semitism, manipulations, self discovery, destiny, heroic mission, woman in danger, gospel ...
Time: ancient history
Place: persia
Is relevant ?
 7.8
 149
Charlie
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Ireland
Story: The political and personal life of Charlie Haughey during his time in office.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: head of state, rise and fall, politics, ambition, state affairs, political intrigue, political leader, rivalry, unfulfillment, politician
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: ireland
Is relevant ?

TOP 5 movies for each similar tag

president
president movies
Scandal 2012
7.8
Servant of the People 2015
7.3
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter 2012
5.9
The 33 2015
6.9
24: Live Another Day 2014
8.4
View all
u.s. president
u.s. president movies
The Event 2010
7.0
Drunk History 2013
7.8
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb 1964
8.4
Elvis & Nixon 2016
6.4
Olympus Has Fallen 2013
6.5
View all
state affairs
state affairs movies
State of Affairs 2014
6.4
The Young Victoria 2009
7.3
Magnificent Century 2011
6.6
Marie Antoinette 2006
6.4
The King's Speech 2010
8.0
View all
political intrigue
political intrigue movies
Elizabeth 1998
7.5
Game of Thrones 2011
9.5
Bathory: Countess of Blood 2008
5.9
The Brink 2015
7.8
House of Cards 2013
8.9
View all
white house
white house movies
Scandal 2012
7.8
State of Affairs 2014
6.4
Lincoln 2012
7.4
House of Cards 2013
8.9
XIII: The Series 2011
6.7
View all
prime minister
prime minister movies
Darkest Hour 2017
7.4
The Iron Lady 2011
6.4
The Crown 2016
8.7
Victoria 2016
8.2
Godzilla Resurgence 2016
6.7
View all
campaign
campaign movies
Police Academy 1984
6.7
Jaguar 1996
5.9
No 2012
7.4
Game Change 2012
7.4
Promised Land 2012
6.6
View all
royal family
royal family movies
The Young Victoria 2009
7.3
Anastasia 1997
7.1
Reign 2013
7.5
Marie Antoinette 2006
6.4
Victoria 2016
8.2
View all