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, dramatic, interesting and clever films and TV shows about / with politics, state affairs, corruption, political, storytelling, greed, manipulation, idealism, mentor and president plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and History genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as politics: House of Cards (2013), Boss (2011), Game of Thrones (2011), The Day of the Jackal (1973), Political Animals (2012), The Iron Lady (2011), Recount (2008), Milk (2008), Madam Secretary (2014), Lions for Lambs (2007).

List of politics movies

 8.8
 448K
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, cynical, captivating, tense, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: politics, manipulations, political intrigue, state affairs, lobbyist, political corruption, intrigue, blind ambition, manipulation, white house, dishonesty, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, u.s. capitol building, washington d.c.
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 8.1
 17K
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, serious, captivating, clever, realistic ...
Plot: politics, political intrigue, mayor, career, ambition, boss, mental illness, government official, dementia, election, power struggle, morality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, illinois, usa
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 9.3
 1.7M
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: sexual, atmospheric, stylized, captivating, twists and turns ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, boys' night
Plot: intrigue, dragon, adventure, incest, king, political intrigue, betrayal, fantasy world, sex scene, royal family, killings, imaginary ...
Time: 2010s, middle ages
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The Day of the Jackal (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, France
Duration: 143 min.
Story: An international assassin known as ‘The Jackal’ is employed by disgruntled French generals to kill President Charles de Gaulle, with a dedicated gendarme on the assassin's trail.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, twists and turns ...
Plot: terrorism, politics, hitman, assassination attempt, assassination, serial killer, false identity, conspiracy, law enforcement, police, police investigation, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1963, 1960s
Place: france, europe, paris france, italy, big ben london
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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, talky, serious, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: politics, president, reporter, divorce, white house, family relations, private vs public, state affairs, government official, media, parents and children, female politician ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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 6.4
 99K
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, realistic, talky ...
Plot: politics, female politician, prime minister, leadership, political leader, golden years, alzheimer's disease, feminism, husband wife relationship, stubbornness, multiple time frames, life & death ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, 90s, 21st century ...
Place: england, argentina, london, europe
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 7.4
 12K
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, republican, democrat, campaign, political corruption, americana, state affairs, dishonesty, legal action ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, florida, texas, washington d.c., new jersey ...
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 7.5
 160K
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, homosexual, politician, civil rights, election, protest, mayor, murder, morality ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976, year 1975, year 1972 ...
Place: california, san francisco, usa, oklahoma, wisconsin ...
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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, chief of staff, relationship vs career, politician, u.s. president, workplace intrigue, diplomacy, secretary of state, workplace situations, female protagonist, president, state affairs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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Lions for Lambs (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, 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: terrorist, politics, war, propaganda, conservative, state affairs, idealism, behind enemy lines, soldier, danger, society, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: afghanistan, usa, washington d.c., california, iran ...
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 7.5
 205K
Munich (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: France, Canada, USA
Duration: 164 min.
Story: During the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, eleven Israeli athletes are taken hostage and murdered by a Palestinian terrorist group known as Black September. In retaliation, the Israeli government recruits a group of Mossad agents to track down and ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, rough, disturbing, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, espionage, politics, murder, mossad, assassination, jewish, terrorist, secret agents, vengeance, revenge, morality ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1972
Place: middle east, europe, israel, lebanon, germany ...
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 7.6
 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: thought provoking, talky, realistic, serious, controversial ...
Plot: politics, white house, kennedy family, president, historical character, tragic event, cold war, family relations, ambition, patriotism, liberal, civil rights ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1963, 1960s
Place: usa, cuba
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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: witty, humorous, thought provoking, satirical, clever ...
Plot: politics, liberal, interracial romance, political corruption, political satire, senator, insurance, americana, romance, fighting the system, society, media satire ...
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, intense, disturbing, tricky ...
Plot: politics, friends, head of state, political intrigue, world politics, unlikely friendships, greed, relationships, honest, manipulation, corruption, couple relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, london, europe, england, new jersey ...
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Death of a President (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A fictional investigative documentary looks back on the "assassination" of George W. Bush and attempts to answer the question of who committed the murder. Perhaps less morbid and disturbing to watch now than during Bush's presidency, ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, disturbing, satirical, controversial ...
Plot: terrorism, politics, assassination, false accusation, state affairs, danger, political conspiracy, sniper, dishonesty, secret service, investigation, president ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, near future, year 2007
Place: usa, iraq, middle east, syria, washington d.c. ...
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 8.1
 66K
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: queen, royal court, historical character, king, royal family, intrigue, love triangle, throne, betrayal, couple relations, power struggle, womanizer ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s, renaissance
Place: england, europe
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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: political intrigue, politics, election, campaign, intern, loyalty, presidential campaign, political corruption, morality, state affairs, media, ambition ...
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, realistic, serious, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: politics, campaign, election, presidential election, republican, conservative, republican party, american politics, americana, ambition, state affairs, government official ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2008, year 2007, 2000s
Place: usa, alaska, north korea, south korea, arizona ...
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All the President's Men (1976)
Genre: Biography, 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: realistic, captivating, serious, factual, tense ...
Plot: political conspiracy, politics, journalism, investigation, newspaper, political thriller, political corruption, president, political intrigue, white house, cover up, wiretap ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1972
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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 6.8
 53K
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: rough, serious, disturbing, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: terrorism, politics, cia, kidnapping, terrorist, government agency, undercover, state affairs, senator, police brutality, war on terror, surveillance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, usa, washington d.c., chicago illinois, cape town south africa ...
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 7.5
 41K
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, stylized, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: queen, royal court, royal family, aristocracy, love triangle, intrigue, female protagonist, state affairs, rivalry, palaces castles and temples, historical character, power struggle ...
Time: 16th century
Place: france, scotland, europe
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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: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, 1950s
Place: louisiana, usa, new orleans, new jersey
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 7.0
 41K
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, power relations, dishonesty, assassination, vietnam war, marriage ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1968
Place: california, los angeles, usa, vietnam, texas
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The Names of Love (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Bahia Benmahmoud, a free-spirited young woman, has a particular way of seeing political engagement, as she doesn't hesitate to sleep with those who don't agree with her to convert them to her cause - which is a lot of people, as all ...
Style: melancholic, talky, sincere, captivating, sweet ...
Audience: date night
Plot: politics, idealism, social activist, society, romance, lifestyle, casual sex, seduction, political activist, painting, sex, storytelling ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2002
Place: france, paris france, algeria
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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: witty, realistic, thought provoking, cynical, talky ...
Plot: politics, campaign, election, idealism, rise to the top, americana, state affairs, liberal, republican, democrat, satire, u.s. senator ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, san diego california, latin america
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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: suspenseful, disturbing, psychological, realistic, twists and turns ...
Plot: politics, political conspiracy, senator, investigation, corruption, murder, assassination, undercover, political corruption, reporter, media, political intrigue ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: seattle, usa, los angeles, seattle washington, united states ...
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The Politician's Husband (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Aiden Hoynes is a senior cabinet minister who has always put his career before family, with the support of Freya, his devoted wife and mother to their two young children. But when Freya's own political career takes off and threatens to ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, tense, psychological ...
Plot: politics, betrayal, political intrigue, relationship vs career, ambition, family, blind ambition, couples, state affairs, husband wife relationship, career woman, politician ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
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 5.5
 1K
The Shooter (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Denmark
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The five days when Copenhagen was held in a panic grip by an intelligent activist and former elite shooter, who takes to arms when a woman journalist writes about the government’s broken promises in an environmental question.
Style: serious, rough, captivating, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: politics, sniper, journalism, environmentalism, state affairs, society, media, reporter, crime
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, greenland
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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, satire, sexism, death, hypocrisy, crimes, crime, culture clash, liberal, unlikely criminals, society ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, iowa
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Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (1970)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A chief of detectives, homicide section, commits a murder and deliberately leaves clues to prove his own responsibility for the crime.
Style: bleak, tense, suspenseful, captivating, serious ...
Plot: politics, murder, police investigation, courtroom drama, crime, legal, deadly, legal investigation, police detective, dishonesty, law enforcement, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe
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