Politics movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant politics movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, talky, clever, dramatic and interesting films and TV shows about / with politics, state affairs, politician, corruption, idealism, society, ambition, election, president and senator plots mostly in Drama, History and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as politics: House of Cards (2013), Game of Thrones (2011), Reign (2013), The West Wing (1999), Recount (2008), Milk (2008), Lions for Lambs (2007), The Iron Lady (2011), Boss (2011), Political Animals (2012).

List of politics movies

 8.8
 425K
House of Cards (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 51 min.
Story: Set in present day Washington, D.C., House of Cards is the story of Frank Underwood, a ruthless and cunning politician, and his wife Claire who will stop at nothing to conquer everything. This wicked political drama penetrates the shadowy world of ...
Style: serious, captivating, tense, witty, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: politics, manipulations, political intrigue, state affairs, political corruption, lobbyist, blind ambition, intrigue, white house, power relations, dishonesty, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c., u.s. capitol building
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 9.4
 1.6M
Game of Thrones (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 57 min.
Story: Seven noble families fight for control of the mythical land of Westeros. Friction between the houses leads to full-scale war. All while a very ancient evil awakens in the farthest north. Amidst the war, a neglected military order of misfits, the ...
Style: atmospheric, captivating, twists and turns, sexual, epic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: dragon, intrigue, betrayal, incest, king, adventure, political intrigue, politics, royal family, killings, dwarf, palaces castles and temples ...
Time: middle ages, 2010s
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 7.5
 39K
Reign (2013)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Mary, Queen of Scots, faces political and sexual intrigue in the treacherous world of the French court.
Style: sexy, serious, stylized, tense, realistic ...
Plot: queen, royal family, intrigue, royal court, aristocracy, love triangle, rivalry, palaces castles and temples, state affairs, politics, female protagonist, power struggle ...
Time: 16th century
Place: france, scotland, europe
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 8.7
 55K
The West Wing (1999)
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: clever, talky, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: politics, political intrigue, election, politician, white house, teamwork, democrat, government official, liberal, workplace, head of state, workplace situations ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 90s, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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 7.4
 11K
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, captivating, serious, factual, intense ...
Plot: politics, political conspiracy, election, presidential election, democrat, republican, campaign, political corruption, americana, state affairs, dishonesty, media ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, florida, texas, washington d.c., new jersey ...
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 7.6
 155K
Milk (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The story of California's first openly gay elected official, Harvey Milk, who became an outspoken agent for change, seeking equal rights and opportunities for all. His great love for the city and its people brought him backing from young and ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, touching, serious, sincere ...
Plot: gay, gays and lesbians, discrimination, politics, politician, homosexual, election, protest, mayor, civil rights, murder, morality ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973, year 1976, year 1977 ...
Place: san francisco, california, usa, oklahoma, minnesota ...
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Lions for Lambs (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Three stories told simultaneous in ninety minutes of real time: a Republican Senator who's a presidential hopeful gives an hour-long interview to a skeptical television reporter, detailing a strategy for victory in Afghanistan; two special ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: politics, terrorist, war, propaganda, state affairs, idealism, conservative, behind enemy lines, society, soldier, hopes, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: afghanistan, usa, california, iran, washington d.c. ...
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 6.4
 95K
The Iron Lady (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A look at the life of Margaret Thatcher, the former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, with a focus on the price she paid for power.
Style: touching, thought provoking, factual, talky, realistic ...
Plot: politics, prime minister, leadership, political leader, female politician, golden years, feminism, alzheimer's disease, stubbornness, multiple time frames, husband wife relationship, life & death ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 80s, 21st century, 20th century ...
Place: england, argentina, london, europe
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 8.1
 16K
Boss (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 56 min.
Story: Boss is an American political drama television serial created by Farhad Safinia. The series stars Kelsey Grammer as Tom Kane, the mayor of Chicago, who has recently been diagnosed with dementia with Lewy bodies, a degenerative neurological disorder.
Style: rough, gloomy, serious, clever, cynical ...
Plot: politics, mayor, political intrigue, boss, ambition, corruption, journalist, marriage, scheme, career, dementia, assistant ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois
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Political Animals (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 360 min.
Story: Political Animals is a six-part miniseries. Elaine Barrish's husband Bud was a popular President of the United States during the 1990s despite his extramarital affairs. After leaving the White House, Elaine Barrish was elected Governor of ...
Style: realistic, serious, talky, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: politics, president, reporter, divorce, family relations, private vs public, white house, state affairs, parents and children, government official, media, female politician ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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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: talky, tense, realistic, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: politics, political intrigue, election, campaign, loyalty, intern, presidential campaign, political corruption, morality, senator, power struggle, media ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ohio, usa, cincinnati ohio, california
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 7.4
 20K
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, serious, realistic, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: politics, campaign, election, presidential election, republican, conservative, republican party, ambition, americana, state affairs, government official, media ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2007, 2000s, year 2008
Place: usa, alaska, russia, england, washington d.c. ...
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 6.8
 52K
Rendition (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: When an Egyptian terrorism suspect "disappears" on a flight from Africa to Washington DC, his American wife and a CIA analyst find themselves caught up in a struggle to secure his release from a secret detention facility somewhere outside ...
Style: serious, rough, disturbing, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: politics, cia, terrorism, kidnapping, state affairs, government agency, undercover, senator, war on terror, police brutality, surveillance, moral dilemma ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, usa, washington d.c., cape town south africa, chicago illinois ...
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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, realistic, emotional, intense ...
Plot: politics, blackmail, mistress, political corruption, manipulation, journalist, scandal, governor, rise to the top, state affairs, fighting the system, corruption ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s, 1950s
Place: louisiana, usa, new orleans, new jersey
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 7.0
 40K
Bobby (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In 1968 the lives of a retired doorman, hotel manager, lounge singer, busboy, beautician and others intersect in the wake of Robert F. Kennedy's assassination at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles.
Style: realistic, captivating, intense, light, melancholic ...
Plot: politics, hotel, senator, corruption, racial slur, reporter, state affairs, dishonesty, power relations, assassination, anti war, campaign ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1968
Place: los angeles, california, usa, vietnam, texas
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Madam Secretary (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Former CIA agent Elizabeth Faulkner McCord is suddenly thrust into the position of US Secretary of State where she must quickly learn to drive international diplomacy, wrangle office politics and balance a complex family life.
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: politics, relationship vs career, chief of staff, politician, secretary of state, workplace situations, u.s. president, workplace, power relations, workplace intrigue, state affairs, diplomacy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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The Last Supper (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A group of idealistic, but frustrated, liberals succumb to the temptation of murdering rightwing pundits for their political beliefs.
Style: dark humor, witty, tense, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: politics, murder, sexism, death, hypocrisy, crime, culture clash, liberal, unlikely criminals, society, racism, racist ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, iowa
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 8.1
 62K
The Tudors (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Ireland, Canada, USA, UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Tudors is a history-based drama series following the young, vibrant King Henry VIII, a competitive and lustful monarch who navigates the intrigues of the English court and the human heart with equal vigor and justifiable suspicion.
Style: stylized, captivating, serious, sexual, realistic ...
Plot: royal family, queen, intrigue, betrayal, love triangle, royal court, couple relations, king, power struggle, historical character, womanizer, throne ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s, renaissance
Place: england, europe
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 7.7
 3K
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: serious, realistic, cynical, social realism, rough ...
Plot: politics, election campaign, rivalry, political intrigue, ambition, rise to the top, corrupt politician, head of state, opponent, power relations, state affairs, media ...
Time: 60s
Place: los angeles
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 8.2
 35K
Veep (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
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: not serious, clever, witty, cynical, political comedy ...
Plot: politics, vice president, sitcom, state affairs, political satire, assistant, reporter, administration, workplace situations, mishap, media coverage, verbal byplay ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Hands Over the City (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
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, fighting the system, dishonesty, manipulations, state affairs, bribery, lie, corruption ...
Time: 21st century, 40s, 1960s
Place: italy, europe, naples italy, southern italy
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The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Czech Republic
Duration: 158 min.
Story: In 1429 a teenage girl from a remote French village stood before her King with a message she claimed came from God; that she would defeat the world's greatest army and liberate her country from its political and religious turmoil. Following her ...
Style: epic, factual, captivating, rough, serious ...
Plot: politics, joan of arc, battles, war, burned alive, heroic mission, siege, courage, betrayal, rape, heroine, murder ...
Time: 15th century, 1400s
Place: france, england, europe, new orleans
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 5.7
 2K
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, clever, cynical, talky
Plot: political corruption, politics, state affairs, manipulations, society, campaign, fighting the system, political intrigue, dishonesty, journalism, media, legal ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
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 7.7
 7K
The Kennedys (2011)
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: realistic, talky, thought provoking, serious, stylized
Plot: politics, white house, kennedy family, tragic event, president, cold war, ambition, liberal, historical character, patriotism, family relations, leader ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1963, 1960s
Place: usa, cuba
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 6.7
 20K
Starter for 10 (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In 1985, against the backdrop of Thatcherism, Brian Jackson enrolls in the University of Bristol, a scholarship boy from seaside Essex with a love of knowledge for its own sake and a childhood spent watching "University Challenge," a ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, touching, witty ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: politics, party, marijuana, coming of age, social differences, university, student, buddies, youth, couple relations, love and romance, working class ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe, india
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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: cynical, talky, realistic, witty, biting ...
Plot: politics, campaign, election, idealism, ambition, media, rise to the top, state affairs, hopes, americana, liberal, realism ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, san diego california, latin america
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 6.8
 24K
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: clever, biting, humorous, witty, realistic ...
Plot: politics, liberal, hip hop, political corruption, campaign, senator, election, insurance, election campaign, political satire, culture clash, fighting the system ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, south central los angeles, united states ...
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The Special Relationship (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A dramatisation that follows Tony Blair's journey from political understudy waiting in the wings of the world arena to accomplished prime minister standing confidently in the spotlight of centre stage. It is a story about relationships, between ...
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, thought provoking, tricky ...
Plot: politics, friends, media sensation, leadership, chief of staff, couples, head of state, political intrigue, election, democrat, intern, state affairs ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: london, europe, england, usa, new jersey ...
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 7.0
 22K
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: talky, realistic, clever, thought provoking, sincere ...
Plot: politics, sexism, vice president, idealism, white house, election, hopes, state affairs, political intrigue, chief of staff, strong sexual content, head of state ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: washington d.c., usa, ohio, virginia, california
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 7.6
 26K
Jodhaa Akbar (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 213 min.
Story: Jodhaa Akbar is a sixteenth century love story about a marriage of alliance that gave birth to true love between a great Mughal Emperor, Akbar and a Rajput princess, Jodhaa.
Style: epic, captivating, serious, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: true love, love and romance, royal family, culture clash, royal court, emperor, ruler, politics, dishonesty, bollywood, win over, princess ...
Time: 16th century
Place: india, asia
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