Election movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant election movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, political, suspense, clever, serious and interesting films and TV shows about / with election, politics, corruption, politician, state affairs, storytelling, runaway, dialogue, catastrophe and mentor plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Thriller genres shot in USA, France, Hong Kong and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as election: The Ides of March (2011), The Candidate (1972), The West Wing (1999), Newton (2017), The Purge: Election Year (2016), Election (1999), Wag the Dog (1997), Election (2005), In the Line of Fire (1993), Swing Vote (2008).

List of election movies

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: suspense, dark, talky, political, thought provoking ...
Plot: politics, political intrigue, election, campaign, lobbyist, presidential campaign, political corruption, corruption, assassination, justice, twists and turns, intern ...
Time: contemporary, 70s, future, 21st century
Place: usa, ohio, california, cincinnati ohio
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 7.0
 11K
The Candidate (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Bill McKay is a candidate for the U.S. Senate from California. He has no hope of winning, so he is willing to tweak the establishment.
Style: political, thought provoking, witty, realistic, cynical ...
Plot: politics, election, father son relationship, idealism, political campaign, american politics, political rally, satire, u.s. senator, campaign, political corruption, manipulation ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, latin america, usa, san diego california, san francisco
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 8.9
 76K
The West Wing (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
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: clever, political, talky, realistic, serious ...
Plot: politics, politician, election, political intrigue, american politics, white house, government official, president, teamwork, chief of staff, liberal, democrat ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, 90s
Place: washington d.c., usa
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 7.6
 20K
Newton (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A government clerk on election duty in a conflict-ridden jungle of Central India tries his best to conduct free and fair voting despite the apathy of security forces and the looming fear of guerrilla attacks by communist rebels.
Style: captivating, suspense, disturbing, realistic, feel good
Plot: election, rebel, communist, duty, chase, conversation, honesty, lie, murder, coming of age, jungle, office ...
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The Purge: Election Year (2016)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Two years after choosing not to kill the man who killed his son, former police sergeant Leo Barnes has become head of security for Senator Charlene Roan, the front runner in the next Presidential election due to her vow to eliminate the Purge. On ...
Style: brutal, suspense, intense, psychological, bloody ...
Audience: teens
Plot: distopia, murder, politics, election, survival, social decay, class differences, fighting the system, gunfight, death, revenge, brutality ...
Time: near future
Place: washington d.c., florida
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 7.3
 98K
Election (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A high school teacher's personal life becomes complicated as he works with students during the school elections.
Style: political, witty, humorous, realistic, funny ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: high school, teacher, election, jealousy, teenager, politics, satire, teenage girl, coming of age, cheerleading, school, teachers and students ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., nebraska, california, new york, manhattan new york city ...
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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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 7.1
 10K
Election (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A drama-thriller centered on a democratic election within an organized crime society.
Style: suspense, captivating, rough, suspenseful, bloody ...
Plot: election, organized crime, gangsters, crimes, ego clash, rise to the top, rivalry, ambition, rules and policies, uninhibited rivalry, temperamental, elimination ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: china, hong kong, asia
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In the Line of Fire (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Veteran Secret Service agent Frank Horrigan is a man haunted by his failure to save President Kennedy while serving protection detail in Dallas. Thirty years later, a man calling himself "Booth" threatens the life of the current President, ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, exciting, political, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret service, obsession, election, gunfight, assassination of president, assassination attempt, conspiracy, terrorism, espionage, bodyguard, stalking, undercover ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., california, los angeles, usa, phoenix arizona ...
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 6.1
 19K
Swing Vote (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In a remarkable turn of events, the result of the presidential election comes down to one man's vote.
Style: humorous, political, touching, satirical, light ...
Plot: politics, election, presidential election, small town, single father, idealism, political campaign, state affairs, parents and children, media, campaign, working class ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: new mexico, usa, california, albuquerque new mexico, mexico
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Napoleon Dynamite (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A listless and alienated teenager decides to help his new friend win the class presidency in their small western high school, while he must deal with his bizarre family life back home.
Style: funny, humorous, feel good, talky, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, teenager, high school, friendship, election, adolescence, high school life, bullying, teenage life, goofy hero, social misfits, eccentric family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: idaho, usa, utah, mexico
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Hands Over the City (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Rod Steiger is ferocious as a scheming land developer in Francesco Rosi’s Hands over the City, a blistering work of social realism and the winner of the 1963 Venice Film Festival Golden Lion. This expose of the politically driven real-estate ...
Style: realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious, clever ...
Plot: politics, election, investigation, political corruption, crimes, state affairs, fighting the system, dishonesty, bribery, manipulation, corruption, lie ...
Time: 1940s, 21st century, 60s
Place: italy, europe, southern italy, naples italy
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Waking the Dead (2000)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A congressional candidate questions his sanity after seeing the love of his life, presumed dead, suddenly emerge.
Style: emotional, sexy, intense, stylized, captivating ...
Plot: politics, supernatural, death, ghost, obsession, romance, election, character study, politician, twists and turns, state affairs, haunted by the past ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973, 80s
Place: usa, chile, minneapolis minnesota, harvard university, new york ...
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 7.3
 13K
Recount (2008)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A chronicle of the weeks after the 2000 U.S. presidential election and the subsequent recounts in Florida.
Style: realistic, political, factual, talky, intense ...
Plot: political conspiracy, president, presidential election, political corruption, election, politics, justice, republican, democrat, campaign, americana, state affairs ...
Time: 21st century, year 2000
Place: usa, florida, texas, new jersey, california ...
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The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The Manchurian Candidate is a political thriller from American director John Frankenheimer. An American soldier is brainwashed into being a killer for the communist Russians during the Korean War.
Style: suspense, political, tense, thought provoking, psychological ...
Plot: conspiracy, cold war, political conspiracy, brainwashing, korean war, senator, manipulation, assassin, political intrigue, spy, politics, assassination ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1952
Place: north korea, korea, new york, usa, ussr ...
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Our Brand Is Crisis (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A feature film based on the documentary "Our Brand Is Crisis", which focuses on the use of American political campaign strategies in South America.
Style: political, tricky, satirical, clever, inspirational ...
Audience: kids
Plot: conspiracy, election, idealism, manipulation, business, propaganda, world politics, political campaign, presidential campaign, politician, presidential candidate, rivals ...
Time: year 2002
Place: south america, new jersey, california, latin america, new orleans ...
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 7.6
 4K
The Best Man (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The other party is in disarray. Five men vie for the party nomination for president. No one has a majority as the first ballot closes and the front-runners begin to decide how badly they want the job.
Style: realistic, serious, cynical, political, rough ...
Plot: politics, political intrigue, election, election campaign, corrupt politician, ambition, rivalry, rise to the top, state affairs, media, head of state, opponent ...
Time: 60s
Place: los angeles
Is relevant ?
 6.8
 26K
Bulworth (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A suicidally disillusioned liberal politician puts a contract out on himself and takes the opportunity to be bluntly honest with his voters by affecting the rhythms and speech of hip-hop music and culture.
Style: political, humorous, witty, thought provoking, satirical ...
Plot: politics, political satire, hip hop, political corruption, liberal, fighting the system, senator, insurance, interracial romance, election, satire, romance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, los angeles, usa, america, washington d.c. ...
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 6.1
 132K
The Campaign (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Two rival politicians compete to win an election to represent their small North Carolina congressional district in the United States House of Representatives.
Style: parody, funny, humorous, political, satirical ...
Plot: congressman, politics, farce, satire, election campaign, election, mentor, political corruption, twists and turns, stereotypes, sarcasm, campaigning ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa
Is relevant ?
 7.3
 6K
Election 2 (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 93 min.
Story: As election time nears, current Triad chairman Lok (Simon Yam) faces competition from his godsons. At the same time, Jimmy (Louis Koo) looks to increase his business relations with mainland China.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, captivating ...
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, crimes, election, ambition, rivalry, henchman, criminal heroes, dishonesty, rules and policies, crime boss, mafia ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china, hong kong, asia
Is relevant ?
 7.0
 11K
The Lady (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: France, UK, Thailand
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The film is about the life of Aung San Suu Kyi (Yeoh) who spent more than a decade under house arrest. David Thewlis portrays Suu Kyi's husband, Dr. Michael Aris. Rebecca Frayn began working on the project after she and her husband, producer ...
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, sincere, feminist film ...
Plot: politics, election, military dictatorship, human spirit, resistance, leadership, idealism, tragic love, social activist, selflessness, political unrest, social problems ...
Time: 1940s, 80s, 20th century, year 1998, year 1947 ...
Place: burma, asia, oxford university
Is relevant ?
 6.3
 49K
W. (2008)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: USA, Australia, Hong Kong, Switzerland, China
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Whether you love him or hate him, there is no question that George W. Bush is one of the most controversial public figures in recent memory. W takes viewers through Bush’s eventful life -- his struggles and triumphs, how he found both his wife and ...
Style: political, factual, cynical, sincere, sexy ...
Plot: politics, president, oil, ambition, election, americana, patriotism, rise to the top, leadership, parents and children, gulf war, doubts and hesitations ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 90s, 60s, 20th century ...
Place: washington d.c., texas, iraq, middle east, california ...
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Ghost Shark 2: Urban Jaws (2015)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 70 min.
Story: When Ghost Shark returns to terrorize Auckland, Mayor Broody calls in an expert ghost shark hunter to protect the citizens and finally defeat the creature.
Style: psychotronic, scary, suspense, suspenseful
Plot: shark, mayor, election, ghost, conspiracy, animal attack, save the day, sea, monster, sea monster, killer animal, drowning ...
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Nayak: The Real Hero (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 187 min.
Story: TV reporter Shivajirao gets a chance to be the Chief Minister of Maharashtra for a day, after being challenged by incumbent Chief Minister Balraj Chauhan. After his successful one-day stint, he attempts to get back to his normal life, but it is not ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, emotional, political ...
Plot: politics, election, attempted murder, love and romance, ambition, rise to the top, intrigue, fall in love, political activism, society, dishonesty, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, india
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Ali G Indahouse (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, UK, Germany
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Ali G unwittingly becomes a pawn in the evil Chancellor's plot to overthrow the Prime Minister of Great Britain. However, instead of bringing the Prime Minister down, Ali is embraced by the nation as the voice of youth and 'realness', ...
Style: funny, humorous, entertaining, satirical, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: farce, hip hop, satire, hip hop culture, culture clash, silly humor, violence, stupidity, gang, prime minister, catastrophe, sarcasm ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe, south central los angeles
Is relevant ?
 6.1
 81K
Broken City (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In a broken city rife with injustice, ex-cop Billy Taggart seeks redemption and revenge after being double-crossed and then framed by its most powerful figure, the mayor. Billy's relentless pursuit of justice, matched only by his streetwise ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, neo noir, political, tense ...
Plot: private detective, conspiracy, investigation, twists and turns, infidelity, betrayal, politics, political corruption, crimes, mayor, lawyer, surveillance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: usa, new york, new orleans, new jersey, brooklyn new york city ...
Is relevant ?
 7.4
 22K
Game Change (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Based on the book by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin, Game Change focuses on the Republican run of the 2008 Presidential election, when candidate John McCain picks a relative unknown, Alaskan governor Sarah Palin, to be his running mate. As the ...
Style: talky, political, intense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: politics, campaign, american politics, presidential election, election, betrayal, idealism, propaganda, secrets, greed, world politics, republican party ...
Time: 70s, contemporary, 2000s, year 2007, year 2008 ...
Place: usa, alaska, new jersey, california, washington d.c. ...
Is relevant ?
 6.9
 2K
The King (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Born in a poor family, Tae-su learns that the power is the most important thing in life and decides to become a prosecutor, the biggest symbol of power in the 90’s. After entering the most prestigious law school, experiencing democratic resistance ...
Plot: prosecutor, gangsters, politics, election, friendship, fight, murder, corruption, bribery, lawyer, politician, crimes ...
Place: busan, south korea
Is relevant ?
 6.9
 8K
Baaria (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 163 min.
Story: Giuseppe Tornatore traces three generations of a Sicilian family in in the Sicilian town of Bagheria (known as Baarìa in the local Sicilian dialect), from the 1930s to the 1980s, to tell the story of the loves, dreams and delusions of an unusual ...
Style: atmospheric, sincere, semi serious, realistic, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: politics, family relations, fascism, world war two, social differences, family life, small town, communism, election, mafia, small town life, hopes ...
Time: 1940s, 60s, 70s, 50s, 1930s ...
Place: sicily, italy, europe
Is relevant ?
 8.4
 28K
The Killing (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Germany
Duration: 57 min.
TV show
Story: The Killing is a Danish police procedural set in the Copenhagen main police department and revolves around Detective Inspector Sarah Lund and her team, with each season series following a different murder case day-by-day and a one-hour episode ...
Style: psychological, gloomy, tense, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: mystery, murder, policewoman, homicide detective, whodunit, murder mystery, police investigation, who done it, murder investigation, murderer, serial killer, police detective ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, europe, copenhagen, scandinavia, eastern europe ...
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