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, entertaining and suspenseful films and TV shows about / with mentor, storytelling, dialogue, runaway, corruption, catastrophe, politics, betrayal, murder and destiny plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Comedy genres shot in USA, France, Germany 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), Scandal (2012), Bones (2005), The Invasion (2007), Enemy of the State (1998), The West Wing (1999), Nixon (1995), Minority Report (2002), Get on the Bus (1996), First Monday in October (1981).

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, teens, girls' night
Plot: secret service, terrorism, president, one man army, white house, terrorist attack, hostage, secret agents, daring rescue, nuclear threat, save the day, tough heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: washington d.c., usa, north korea, pentagon, north america
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 7.8
 72K
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: serious, clever, stylized, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: workplace situations, white house, relationship vs career, president, politician, teamwork, lawyer, media, democrat, senator, coworker, politics ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., usa
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 7.9
 154K
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, intellectual, suspenseful, realistic, semi serious
Plot: forensics, partners against crime, crime investigation, police investigation, fbi, partners, riddles and clues, special agents, murder investigation, law enforcement, teamwork, scientist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: washington d.c., usa
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 5.9
 78K
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, epidemic, invasion, hysteria, alien invasion, sleeping, child in peril, psychiatrist, quarantine, survival ...
Time: contemporary, future
Place: washington d.c., usa, russia
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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, fighting the system, uncover truth, conspiracy, intelligence, satellite, manhunt, witnessing a crime, wiretap, mexican standoff, privacy, political conspiracy ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., usa, baltimore, north america
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 8.9
 73K
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, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: election, politics, political intrigue, politician, white house, teamwork, government official, liberal, democrat, workplace, head of state, workplace situations ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 90s
Place: washington d.c., usa
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 7.1
 31K
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, touching, sincere ...
Plot: political corruption, vietnam war, politics, government, campaign, rise and fall, usa president, historical figure, life is a bitch, presidential election, ambition, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s ...
Place: washington d.c., usa, china, california, texas
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 7.7
 540K
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, exciting, suspense, cerebral ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, cyberpunk, murder, foreknowledge, precognition, frame up, psychic, law enforcer, police investigation, graphic violence, perfect crime, fugitives ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., usa
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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, uplifting, realistic, touching, serious ...
Plot: racism, bus, politics, gang, on the road, friendship, injustice, family relations, rich and poor, human nature, self discovery, hopes ...
Time: 90s
Place: washington d.c., los angeles, usa, california, south central los angeles ...
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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: supreme court, battle of the sexes, judiciary, legal, workplace romance, courtroom drama, politics, romance, unlikely couple, fighting the system, rivalry, idealism ...
Time: 80s
Place: washington d.c., usa, new jersey
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 7.2
 31K
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 news, tv show, media, workplace situations, unlikely couple, love and romance, workplace ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 60s
Place: washington d.c., usa
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 8.0
 72K
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, realistic, semi serious, political ...
Plot: comedy of errors, politics, president, innocence, lawyer, white house, secret service, businessman, fish out of water, satire, stupidity, professor ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., usa
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 6.7
 54K
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, usa president, crimes, assassination, crimes of passion, state affairs, witnessing a crime, uncover truth, dishonesty, corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: washington d.c., usa
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Cory in the House (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
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, light ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: teenager, white house, family relations, family life, u.s. president, lifestyle, teenage life, coming of age, parents and children, president, father son relationship, chef ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: washington d.c., usa
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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, tense, rough, serious, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental institution, blackout, security guard, survival, confinement indoors, psychopath, isolation, friendship, confined, escapades, trapped, insanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1989
Place: washington d.c., usa, washington state
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 6.5
 4K
Love Field (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Dallas housewife Lurene Hallett's life revolves around the doings of Jacqueline Kennedy. She is devastated when President Kennedy is shot a few hours after she sees him arrive in Dallas. Despite her husband Ray's prohibition, she decides ...
Style: touching, feel good, sincere, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: interracial relations, chase, race against time, on the run, self discovery, bus, racism, bittersweet, romance, kennedy assassination, interracial romance, road trip ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1963, year 1968, 70s
Place: washington d.c., texas, usa, dallas texas, california
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 7.1
 2K
The District (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: The District is a television police drama which aired on CBS from October 7, 2000 to May 1, 2004. The show followed the work and personal life of the chief of Washington, D.C.'s Police Department.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, factual
Plot: fighting crime, leadership, crimes, honest law enforcer, mayor, workplace situations, price of justice, boss and employee, police investigation, police, power relations, office ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., usa
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xXx: State of the Union (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Ice Cube stars as Darius Stone, a thrill-seeking troublemaker whose criminal record and extreme sports obsession make him the perfect candidate to be the newest XXX agent. He must save the U.S. government from a deadly conspiracy led by five-star ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: espionage, heroes, coup d'etat, undercover, daring rescue, secret agents, heroic mission, government agency, save the day, rivalry, race against time, political conspiracy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: washington d.c., usa, virginia, pentagon
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 6.6
 135K
The Recruit (2003)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Switzerland
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A brilliant CIA trainee must prove his worth at the Farm, the agency's secret training grounds, where he learns to watch his back and trust no one.
Style: surprise ending, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: cia, spy, double agent, basic training, surveillance, recruit, mole, hotshot hero, recruitment, espionage, betrayal, traitor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., boston, usa, miami, langley virginia ...
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Point of No Return (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Hardened criminal Maggie Hayward's consistent violence, even in police custody, ends in the execution chamber. However, top-secret US government agent 'Bob' arranges a staged death, so Maggie can be elaborately trained as a phantom ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: female killer, hitman, lethal injection, murder, espionage, death sentence, female spy, undercover, government agency, life is a bitch, rivalry, addiction ...
Time: future, 90s
Place: washington d.c., california, new orleans, usa, italy ...
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 6.1
 31K
Murder at 1600 (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A secretary is found dead in a White House bathroom during an international crisis, and Detective Harlan Regis is in charge of the investigation. Despite resistance from the Secret Service, Regis partners with agent Nina Chance. As political ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, rough, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: secret service, conspiracy, politics, white house, investigation, murder, crimes, love affair, state affairs, dishonesty, president, corruption ...
Time: 90s
Place: washington d.c., usa, asia, korea, north korea
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Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After Elle Woods, the eternally perky, fashionably adventurous, famously blonde Harvard Law grad gets fired by her law firm because of her opposition to animal testing, she takes her fight to Washington. As an aide for Congresswoman Victoria Rudd, ...
Style: humorous, not serious, satirical, entertaining, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: fashion, fish out of water, blonde, ambition, chihuahua, politics, beauty salon, legal, lawyer, animal testing, rivalry, fighting the system ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: washington d.c., boston, usa, harvard university, los angeles
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Gardens of Stone (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A sergeant must deal with his desires to save the lives of young soldiers being sent to Vietnam. Continuously denied the chance to teach the soldiers about his experiences, he settles for trying to help the son of an old army buddy.
Style: realistic, bleak, serious, touching, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, military, military life, war, life is a bitch, wartime life, anti war, vietnam veteran, self esteem, casualty of war, funeral ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1968
Place: washington d.c., vietnam, usa, iraq
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 6.2
 20K
Dick (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Canada, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Comedy about two high school girls who wander off during a class trip to the White House and meet President Richard Nixon. They become the official dog walkers for Nixon's dog Checkers, and become his secret advisors during the Watergate ...
Style: humorous, not serious, light, entertaining, clever ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: politics, goofy hero, teenage life, journalism, workplace intrigue, farce, dishonesty, high school, investigation, friendship, white house, whistleblower ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., usa
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 6.9
 24K
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: thought provoking, clever, serious, sincere, talky ...
Plot: politics, sexism, vice president, idealism, election, political intrigue, campaign, society, dishonesty, state affairs, sex scandal, head of state ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: washington d.c., usa, virginia, ohio, california
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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: realistic, thought provoking, clever, suspense, humorous ...
Plot: cia, congress, politics, cold war, womanizer, deception, politician, congressman, political intrigue, state affairs, law enforcement, muslim ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980, year 1988, year 1987 ...
Place: afghanistan, washington d.c., usa, texas, jerusalem ...
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Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: After the cataclysmic events in New York with The Avengers, Steve Rogers, aka Captain America is living quietly in Washington, D.C. and trying to adjust to the modern world. But when a S.H.I.E.L.D. colleague comes under attack, Steve becomes ...
Style: heroic, exciting, psychotronic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, mission, good versus evil, superhuman powers, one against many, soldier, adventure, warrior, super soldier, hi-tech, heroic mission, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future, 2010s
Place: washington d.c., usa, new jersey
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Beavis and Butt-Head Do America (1996)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Mike Judge's slacker duo, Beavis and Butt-Head, wake to discover their TV has been stolen. Their search for a new one takes them on a clueless adventure across America where they manage to accidentally become America's most wanted.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, witty, adult animation ...
Audience: teens
Plot: road trip, on the road, president, obsessive quest, nothing goes right, odd couple, theft, dark humor, cross country, casino, escapades, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: las vegas, washington d.c., texas, usa, new jersey
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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: realistic, serious, captivating, factual, tense ...
Plot: political conspiracy, politics, political intrigue, journalism, investigation, newspaper, political corruption, president, white house, cover up, wiretap, fighting the system ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1973, year 1972
Place: washington d.c., usa, miami, florida
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Advise & Consent (1962)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A Senate investigation into the President's newly-nominated Secretary of State gives light to a secret from the past, which may not only ruin the candidate, but the President's character as well.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, clever, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: senator, politician, secret past, secretary of state, usa president, courtroom drama, legal investigation, idealism, journalism, fighting the system, political corruption, power relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1930s, 70s
Place: washington d.c., usa, manhattan new york city, new york
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