Movies and TV shows set in washington d.c.

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in washington d.c. ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, suspense, clever, thought provoking and talky films and TV shows about / with politics, mentor, storytelling, corruption, state affairs, runaway, president, catastrophe, dialogue and death plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Comedy genres shot in USA, France, Canada and other countries.
washington d.c.
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washington d.c. movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as washington d.c.: Olympus Has Fallen (2013), Asylum Blackout (2011), The Invasion (2007), Judicial Indiscretion (2007), Days of Terror (2006), State of Play (2009), Nixon (1995), Minority Report (2002), MacGruber (2010), Get on the Bus (1996).

List of movies set in washington d.c.

Olympus Has Fallen (2013)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: When the White House (Secret Service Code: "Olympus") is captured by a terrorist mastermind and the President is kidnapped, disgraced former Presidential guard Mike Banning finds himself trapped within the building. As the national ...
Style: rough, exciting, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: secret service, terrorism, president, one man army, white house, terrorist attack, hostage, daring rescue, danger, nuclear threat, secret agents, save the day ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: washington d.c., usa, north korea, pentagon
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Asylum Blackout (2011)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, France, Belgium
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A group of cooks at an asylum for the criminally insane get locked in with the inmates during a massive thunderstorm
Style: suspenseful, rough, tense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental institution, blackout, security guard, survival, confinement indoors, psychopath, escapades, confined, deadly, danger, isolation, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1989
Place: washington d.c., usa, washington state
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 5.9
 75K
The Invasion (2007)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Washington, D.C. psychologist Carol Bennell and her colleague Dr. Ben Driscoll are the only two people on Earth who are aware of an epidemic running rampant through the city. They discover an alien virus aboard a crashed space shuttle that ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, intense, psychological ...
Plot: virus, save the world, alien, danger, psychiatrist, epidemic, invasion, hysteria, alien invasion, sleeping, child in peril, quarantine ...
Time: contemporary, future
Place: washington d.c., usa, russia
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Judicial Indiscretion (2007)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Monica Barrett, a successful Federal judge, learns she is on the President's shortlist to fill the new vacant spot on the Supreme Court. When her lover turns out to be a male prostitute, Monica's life is shattered by blackmail and sexual ...
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, suspense, serious ...
Plot: psychopath, political intrigue, crimes, danger, blackmail, scandal, senator, rivalry, strong female presence, dishonesty, state affairs, rapist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., usa
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 3.9
 432
Days of Terror (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In the midst of a personal crisis, junior senator Maggie Davidson (Holly) ascertains that she's the subject of a terrorist plot.
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: save the day, political conspiracy, crimes, danger, undercover, politics, terrorism, rivalry, dishonesty, state affairs, murder, assassination ...
Time: contemporary
Place: washington d.c., usa
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 7.1
 142K
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: political thriller, tense, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: political conspiracy, murder, politics, gunfight, journalism, newspaper, corruption, journalist, congress, assassin, politician, reporter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: washington d.c., usa
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 7.1
 29K
Nixon (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 192 min.
Story: An all-star cast powers this epic look at American President Richard M. Nixon, a man carrying the fate of the world on his shoulders while battling the self-destructive demands within. Spanning his troubled boyhood in California to the shocking ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, sincere, disturbing ...
Plot: political corruption, vietnam war, politics, government, rise and fall, campaign, historical figure, life is a bitch, presidential election, ambition, political conspiracy, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 1920s, 1930s ...
Place: washington d.c., china, usa, california, texas
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 7.6
 515K
Minority Report (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: John Anderton is a top 'Precrime' cop in the late-21st century, when technology can predict crimes before they're committed. But Anderton becomes the quarry when another investigator targets him for a murder charge.
Style: futuristic, neo noir, interesting, suspense, exciting ...
Plot: future dystopia, cyberpunk, foreknowledge, murder, frame up, precognition, psychic, crime, police investigation, law enforcer, graphic violence, crimes ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., usa
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 5.5
 43K
MacGruber (2010)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ex-special operative MacGruber (Forte) is called back into action to take down his archenemy, Dieter Von Cunth (Kilmer), who's in possession of a nuclear warhead and bent on destroying Washington, DC.
Style: humorous, not serious, parody, absurd, funny ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: undercover, hotshot hero, escapades, danger, chases and races, uninhibited rivalry, heroic mission, save the world, good versus evil, nuclear threat, presumed dead, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: washington d.c., usa, las vegas, ecuador, moscow russia ...
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Get on the Bus (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Get On the Bus follows several Black men on a cross country bus trip to the Million Man March. On the bus are an eclectic set of characters including a laid off aircraft worker, a former Gang Banger, a Hollywood actor, a cop who is of mixed racial ...
Style: thought provoking, touching, realistic, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: racism, bus, politics, gang, on the road, friendship, hopes, injustice, family relations, human nature, rich and poor, self discovery ...
Time: 90s
Place: washington d.c., los angeles, usa, california, tennessee ...
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First Monday in October (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: For the first time in history a woman is appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court, where she becomes a friendly rival to a liberal associate.
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, light, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: legal, supreme court, battle of the sexes, judiciary, romance, rivalry, fighting the system, courtroom drama, workplace romance, unlikely couple, politics, idealism ...
Time: 80s
Place: washington d.c., usa, new jersey
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 7.2
 28K
Broadcast News (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Basket-case network news producer Jane Craig falls for new reporter Tom Grunnick, a pretty boy who represents the trend towards entertainment news she despises. Aaron Altman, a talented but plain correspondent, carries an unrequited torch for Jane. ...
Style: realistic, talky, sentimental, semi serious, romantic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, journalism, workaholic, workplace romance, romance, tv show, media, love and romance, unlikely couple, workplace, couples, workplace situations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1960s, 60s
Place: washington d.c., usa
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 8.0
 67K
Being There (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: West Germany, 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: witty, thought provoking, semi serious, realistic, political ...
Plot: comedy of errors, politics, president, white house, innocence, secret service, lawyer, businessman, fish out of water, satire, mistaken identity, stupidity ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., usa
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 6.7
 51K
Absolute Power (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A master thief coincidentally is robbing a house where a murder in which the President of The United States is involved occurs in front of his eyes. He is forced to run yet may hold evidence that could convict the President. A political thriller ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: secret service, political corruption, family relations, crimes, assassination, crime, witnessing a crime, state affairs, uncover truth, dishonesty, deadly, usa president ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: washington d.c., usa
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Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A look at the life of Cecil Gaines who served eight presidents as the White House's head butler from 1952 to 1986, and had a unique front-row seat as political and racial history was made.
Style: emotional, touching, serious, uplifting, thought provoking ...
Plot: civil rights, butler, u.s. president, white house, blacks and whites, racism, injustice, historical character, prejudice, president, segregation, racial discrimination ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 50s, 60s, 20th century ...
Place: washington d.c., usa, birmingham alabama, united states, nashville tennessee ...
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 5.8
 4K
1600 Penn (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: 1600 Penn is an American single camera television comedy series about a dysfunctional family living in the White House. The series stars Jenna Elfman, Bill Pullman and Josh Gad. Gad, along with Jason Winer and Jon Lovett jointly created the central ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, light, feel good, captivating ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, politics, parents and children, white house, couple relations, head of state, family problems, silly humor, state affairs, family relations, husband wife relationship, usa president ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., usa
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Cory in the House (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Cory in the House is an American television sitcom, which aired on the Disney Channel from January 12, 2007 to September 13, 2008 and was a spin-off from the Disney show That's So Raven. The show focuses on Cory Baxter, who moved from San ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, feel good, not serious, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: teenager, family relations, white house, family life, u.s. president, teenage life, lifestyle, coming of age, parents and children, chef, father son relationship, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: washington d.c., usa
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 7.7
 68K
Scandal (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Everyone has secrets and Olivia Pope has dedicated her life to protecting and defending the public images of the elite by keeping those secrets under wraps. Pope and her team are at the top of their game when it comes to getting the job done for ...
Style: political thriller, serious, stylized, clever, twists and turns ...
Plot: white house, lawyer, workplace situations, politician, relationship vs career, president, teamwork, democrat, media, senator, coworker, politics ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., usa
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White House Down (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Capitol Policeman John Cale has just been denied his dream job with the Secret Service of protecting President James Sawyer. Not wanting to let down his little girl with the news, he takes her on a tour of the White House, when the complex is ...
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: white house, president, secret service, conspiracy, terrorism, nuclear threat, save the day, siege, hostage, treason, security guard, head of state ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, washington d.c., paris france, pentagon, middle east
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 7.8
 142K
Bones (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 40 min.
TV show
Story: Dr. Temperance Brennan and her colleagues at the Jeffersonian's Medico-Legal Lab assist Special Agent Seeley Booth with murder investigations when the remains are so badly decomposed, burned or destroyed that the standard identification ...
Style: witty, suspenseful, intellectual, realistic, semi serious
Plot: forensics, partners against crime, riddles and clues, crime investigation, fbi, partners, police investigation, murder investigation, police detective, special agents, search, scientist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: washington d.c., usa, united states
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Enemy of the State (1998)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Hotshot Washington lawyer, Robert Dean becomes a victim of high-tech identity theft when a hacker slips an incriminating video into his pocket. Soon, a rogue National Security agent sets out to recover the tape – and destroy Dean.
Style: tense, clever, exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: surveillance, uncover truth, fighting the system, conspiracy, intelligence, manhunt, satellite, mexican standoff, privacy, espionage, secret hideout, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: washington d.c., usa, baltimore
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 8.8
 66K
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, talky, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: politics, white house, political intrigue, election, politician, teamwork, government official, liberal, democrat, workplace situations, workplace, head of state ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., usa
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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, psychological, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: terrorist, politics, war on terror, propaganda, conservative, state affairs, war, behind enemy lines, hopes, society, danger, soldier ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: afghanistan, washington d.c., usa, iran, california ...
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He Loves Me (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When Laura begins to suspect her husband is cheating on her, she is devastated by his infidelity, despite having a torrid affair of her own. While she desperately tries to save her marriage, Laura's mysterious past begins to emerge, making her ...
Style: psychological, emotional, atmospheric, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, family relations, love affair, couples, family problems, crimes, midlife crisis, suburban life, memory loss, manipulation, stalking, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., seattle
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 5.7
 250
Wanda at Large (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Wanda at Large is an American sitcom that ran for two seasons on the Fox network in 2003. The series was created by and stars comedian Wanda Sykes.
Style: humorous, captivating, light, feel good, suspense ...
Plot: politics, family relations, single parent, relationship vs career, tv show, social relations, media, workplace, civil rights, satire, female protagonist, stand up comedian ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., usa
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An American Affair (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In the early 1960s, teenager Adam Stafford (Cameron Bright) becomes obsessed with his new neighbor, Catherine Caswell (Gretchen Mol), a divorcée and free spirit. Stafford spies on Caswell as she meets with strange men, and, despite the warnings of ...
Style: sincere, sentimental, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: politics, lsd, couples, fall in love, friendship, romance, forbidden love, head of state, state affairs, society, cia, conspiracy ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1963, 1960s
Place: usa, washington d.c., cuba
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 7.3
 248K
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: emotional, epic, captivating, factual, political ...
Plot: idealism, american civil war, president, racism, civil war, politics, historical character, head of state, slavery, leadership, political unrest, senator ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, year 1865
Place: usa, washington d.c., california
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Life of a King (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Life of a King is the true story of one man's mission to give inner city kids of Washington DC something he never had - a future. After being incarcerated for eighteen years, Eugene Brown established the Big Chair Chess Club to get kids off the ...
Style: uplifting, sincere, rough, touching, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dedicated educator, chess, changing lives, rebellion, ambition, teenage life, society, redemption, teachers and students, contests and competitions, gain trust, bad attitude ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., usa
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Commander in Chief (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Commander in Chief is an American drama television series that focused on the fictional administration and family of Mackenzie Allen, the first female President of the United States, who ascends to the post from the Vice Presidency after the death ...
Style: sincere, clever, serious, realistic, talky ...
Plot: white house, female politician, politics, head of state, rise to the top, president, americana, workplace situations, society, workplace, workplace intrigue, idealism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., usa
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Clear and Present Danger (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 141 min.
Story: CIA Analyst Jack Ryan is drawn into an illegal war fought by the US government against a Colombian drug cartel.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, cia, ambush, conspiracy, sniper, politics, espionage, mercenary, helicopter, president, assassination, rescue ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: colombia, usa, washington d.c., langley virginia, venezuela ...
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