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, political, dramatic, suspense, interesting and talky films and TV shows about / with politics, state affairs, corruption, idealism, greed, runaway, mentor, storytelling, dialogue and manipulation plots mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
politics movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as politics: House of Cards (2013), Frost/Nixon (2008), The Ides of March (2011), The Candidate (1972), The Iron Lady (2011), Seven Days in May (1964), Madam Secretary (2014), Bulworth (1998), In the Loop (2009), Thirteen Days (2000).

List of politics movies

House of Cards (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 51 min.
TV show
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, clever, cynical, witty, political ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: politics, political intrigue, political corruption, state affairs, manipulation, lobbyist, intrigue, strategy, breaking the fourth wall, blind ambition, u.s. congress, morality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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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, political, sincere, tense, tricky ...
Plot: journalism, politics, president, loneliness, reporter, scandal, power struggle, mind game, uncover truth, character study, lie, secret ...
Time: 70s, year 1977, year 1974, 20th century
Place: california, washington d.c., usa, manhattan new york city, sydney australia ...
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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: suspense, talky, dark, political, thought provoking ...
Plot: politics, political intrigue, election, campaign, lobbyist, presidential campaign, political corruption, corruption, justice, assassination, intern, loyalty ...
Time: contemporary, future, 70s, 21st century
Place: usa, ohio, california, cincinnati ohio
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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: political, thought provoking, witty, realistic, cynical ...
Plot: politics, election, father son relationship, idealism, political campaign, political rally, satire, u.s. senator, campaign, manipulation, political corruption, honest ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, latin america, usa, san diego california, san francisco
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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: political, touching, thought provoking, factual, inspirational ...
Plot: politics, prime minister, leadership, female politician, world politics, feminism, british prime minister, british politics, british history, alzheimer's disease, political leader, life & death ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, 90s, 21st century ...
Place: england, london, europe, argentina, united kingdom
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Seven Days in May (1964)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A U.S. Army general alerts the president of a planned military coup against him.
Style: political, suspenseful, tense, suspense, atmospheric ...
Plot: cold war, politics, conspiracy, white house, military, secret service, u.s. air force, espionage, betrayal, terrorism, race against time, revolution ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, future
Place: pentagon, latin america, austin texas, california, russia ...
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Madam Secretary (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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: serious, realistic, political
Plot: politics, chief of staff, relationship vs career, u.s. president, workplace intrigue, politician, government, president, secretary of state, workplace situations, diplomacy, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., usa
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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: witty, humorous, thought provoking, satirical, political ...
Plot: politics, political satire, hip hop, political corruption, senator, liberal, interracial romance, fighting the system, insurance, election, satire, romance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, america, usa, los angeles, washington d.c. ...
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In the Loop (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The US President and the UK Prime Minister are looking to launch a war in the Middle East. The plot follows government officials and advisers in their behind-the-scenes efforts either to promote the war or prevent it. Spinal Tap meets Strangelove. A ...
Style: satirical, cynical, humorous, political, semi serious ...
Plot: politics, satire, farce, foul language, intern, politician, war, british, new job, moral ambiguity, workplace, state affairs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., england, london, middle east, iraq ...
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Thirteen Days (2000)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Dramatisation of the Cuban Missile Crisis, the nuclear standoff with the USSR sparked by the discovery by the Americans of missle bases established on the Soviet allied island of Cuba. Shown from the perspective of the US President, John F Kennedy, ...
Style: political, tense, suspenseful, thought provoking, disturbing ...
Plot: cold war, politics, president, leadership, military, un, political intrigue, nuclear threat, white house, undercover, rivalry, state affairs ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1962
Place: cuba, boston, russia, the philippines, usa ...
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All the President's Men (1976)
Genre: 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: political, realistic, cerebral, thought provoking, factual ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: journalism, politics, newspaper, political conspiracy, white house, investigation, political corruption, conspiracy, journalist, political intrigue, investigative journalism, media ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1973, year 1972
Place: washington d.c., usa, miami, florida
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Being There (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A simple-minded gardener named Chance has spent all his life in the Washington D.C. house of an old man. When the man dies, Chance is put out on the street with no knowledge of the world except what he has learned from television.
Style: thought provoking, political, witty, philosophical, surreal ...
Plot: politics, comedy of errors, satire, lawyer, impotence, president, gardener, innocence, secret service, terminal illness, television, eviction ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., north carolina, usa
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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, political, intense, light, melancholic ...
Plot: politics, hotel, corruption, senator, assassination, relationships, brutality, racial slur, honest, redemption, reporter, state affairs ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1968
Place: california, los angeles, washington d.c., texas, usa ...
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Charlie Wilson's War (2007)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The true story of Texas congressman Charlie Wilson's covert dealings in Afghanistan, where his efforts to assist rebels in their war with the Soviets had some unforeseen and long-reaching effects.
Style: political, thought provoking, realistic, clever, factual ...
Plot: cia, cold war, politics, womanizer, stripper, arms dealer, party, congressman, muslim, congress, satire, refugee camp ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980, 90s, year 1988 ...
Place: afghanistan, washington d.c., texas, pakistan, usa ...
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Malcolm X (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 202 min.
Story: A tribute to the controversial black activist and leader of the struggle for black liberation. He hit bottom during his imprisonment in the '50s, he became a Black Muslim and then a leader in the Nation of Islam. His assassination in 1965 left ...
Style: inspirational, epic, political, factual, intense ...
Plot: racism, civil rights, african american, politics, civil rights movement, islam, black history, assassination, prison, muslim, police brutality, childhood ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 50s, 60s, 1920s ...
Place: usa, africa, harlem, new york, middle east ...
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Boss (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 56 min.
TV show
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: serious, rough, captivating, clever, political ...
Plot: politics, mayor, political intrigue, ambition, boss, career, mental illness, morality, life is a bitch, dishonesty, power struggle, ambitious ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, illinois, usa
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The Parallax View (1974)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An ambitious reporter, investigating a senator's assassination, realizes witnesses to the shooting are systematically dying and discovers a multi-million dollar corporation which serves as a front for the recruitment of political assassins.
Style: disturbing, atmospheric, suspenseful, twists and turns, psychological ...
Plot: politics, conspiracy, corruption, investigation, reporter, murder, assassination, political conspiracy, media, political corruption, journalism, senator ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: seattle, los angeles, latin america, washington state, usa
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Sophie Scholl: The Final Days (2005)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: True story of Germany's most famous anti-Nazi heroine brought to thrilling, dramatic life. Sophie Scholl stars Julia Jentsch in a luminous performance as the fearless activist of the underground student resistance group, The White Rose. Armed ...
Style: touching, sincere, suspenseful, tense, emotional ...
Plot: world war two, politics, nazi germany, resistance, nazism, death sentence, justice, german, idealism, lawyer, rebellion, fighting the system ...
Time: 1940s, year 1943, 20th century
Place: munich germany, germany, poland, east germany, berlin germany ...
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Milk (2008)
Genre: Biography, Crime, 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, sincere, touching, sad ...
Plot: gay, gays and lesbians, politics, homosexual, discrimination, homosexuality, civil rights, protest, lgbt, male homosexuality, murder, politician ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1977, year 1975, year 1972 ...
Place: san francisco, california, usa, florida, minnesota ...
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Lincoln (2012)
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: political, epic, thought provoking, emotional, factual ...
Plot: american civil war, idealism, civil war, president, politics, american history, war, racism, head of state, leadership, courage, freedom ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, victorian era, year 1865
Place: washington d.c., usa, california
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Miss Sloane (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France, Canada, USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: An ambitious lobbyist faces off against the powerful gun lobby in an attempt to pass gun control legislation.
Style: political, clever, suspense, tense, intellectual ...
Plot: lobbyist, career woman, female protagonist, determination, lawyer, politics, strong female character, world politics, courtroom, fighting the system, business, obsession ...
Time: 21st century
Place: washington d.c., michigan, new hampshire, new jersey, chicago illinois ...
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The King's Speech (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
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: inspirational, sincere, uplifting, dramatic, realistic ...
Plot: stuttering, british royal family, world war two, royal family, unlikely friendships, british history, disability, politics, historical character, friendship, king, king of england ...
Time: 1930s, pre world war two, 50s, 1940s, 20th century ...
Place: england, britain, london, europe, buckingham palace ...
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Game of Thrones (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 57 min.
TV show
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: epic, atmospheric, captivating, stylized, breathtaking ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens, boys' night
Plot: dragon, intrigue, incest, medieval, power struggle, political intrigue, fantasy world, conflict, king, vicious, throne, rivalry ...
Time: middle ages, 2010s
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The Baader Meinhof Complex (2008)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Germany, France, Czech Republic
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Der Baader Meinhof Komplex depicts the political turmoil in the period from 1967 to the bloody "Deutschen Herbst" in 1977. The movie approaches the events based on Stefan Aust's standard work on Die Rote Armee Fraktion (RAF). The ...
Style: intellectual, bleak, political, harsh, intense ...
Plot: terrorism, revolution, politics, bomb, anti war, journalist, prison, police brutality, brutality, idealism, protest, terrorist ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, year 1972, year 1976 ...
Place: germany, west berlin west germany, berlin germany, rome italy, stockholm sweden ...
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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: political, cynical, thought provoking, intense, talky ...
Plot: politics, scandal, adultery, presidential election, usa president, media, head of state, supportive spouse, rise to the top, state affairs, couple relations, u.s. president ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 70s
Place: new york, washington d.c., california, new hampshire
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Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, France, UK, Japan
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The story of journalist, Edward R Murrow's stand against Senator McCarthy's anti-communist witch-hunts in the early 1950s.
Style: political, disturbing, inspirational, factual, tense ...
Plot: politics, journalism, media, fighting the system, television, cold war, mccarthyism, propaganda, patriotism, society, workplace, state affairs ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, post world war two
Place: california, washington d.c., new york, usa, ussr ...
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Darkest Hour (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: UK, USA, China
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A thrilling and inspiring true story begins on the eve of World War II as, within days of becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchill must face one of his most turbulent and defining trials: exploring a negotiated peace treaty with ...
Style: political, serious, realistic, suspense, inspirational ...
Plot: world war two, british history, prime minister, politics, winston churchill, leader, british empire, leadership, decision, choice, british prime minister, british politics ...
Time: 1940s, year 1940
Place: england, dunkirk, united kingdom, britain, london ...
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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, cynical ...
Plot: politics, political corruption, satire, cia, election, journalism, political conspiracy, conspiracy, secret service, presidential election, war, election campaign ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: albania, washington d.c., latin america, iraq, middle east ...
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The Other Boleyn Girl (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A sumptuous and sensual tale of intrigue, romance and betrayal set against the backdrop of a defining moment in European history: two beautiful sisters, Anne and Mary Boleyn, driven by their family's blind ambition, compete for the love of the ...
Style: sexy, romantic, stylized, sexual, atmospheric ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: royal court, love triangle, royal family, king, queen, intrigue, siblings relations, marriage, seduction, betrayal, aristocracy, medieval ...
Time: 16th century, 19th century, 18th century
Place: england, rome italy, london, france, europe
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State of Play (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Handsome, unflappable U.S. Congressman Stephen Collins is the future of his political party: an honorable appointee who serves as the chairman of a committee overseeing defense spending. All eyes are upon the rising star to be his party's ...
Style: suspense, tense, suspenseful, twists and turns, political ...
Plot: political conspiracy, journalism, conspiracy, politics, newspaper, corruption, reporter, assassination, spy, crimes, investigation, assassin ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: washington d.c., usa
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