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, clever, suspense, humorous and interesting films and TV shows about / with runaway, mentor, storytelling, dialogue, catastrophe, corruption, politics, betrayal, culture clash and state affairs plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Thriller genres shot in USA, France, UK 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), Bones (2005), Nixon (1995), Minority Report (2002), Get on the Bus (1996), First Monday in October (1981), Broadcast News (1987), Being There (1979), Absolute Power (1997), Scandal (2012).

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: exciting, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: terrorism, secret service, president, terrorist attack, white house, one man army, hostage, nuclear threat, daring rescue, secret agents, danger, save the day ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., usa, north korea, pentagon
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 7.8
 137K
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, riddles and clues, partners against crime, fbi, police investigation, special agents, search, crime investigation, expert, teamwork, killings, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: washington d.c., usa, united states
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 7.1
 28K
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, disturbing ...
Plot: vietnam war, politics, political corruption, government, campaign, rise and fall, historical figure, life is a bitch, presidential election, ambition, political conspiracy, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s ...
Place: washington d.c., usa, china, california, texas
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 7.6
 502K
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, interesting, suspenseful, suspense, tense ...
Plot: future dystopia, cyberpunk, foreknowledge, murder, frame up, psychic, precognition, crime, police investigation, law enforcer, graphic violence, neo noir ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., usa
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Get on the Bus (1996)
Genre: 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, self discovery, human nature, rich and poor ...
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: legal, supreme court, battle of the sexes, judiciary, romance, rivalry, fighting the system, workplace romance, courtroom drama, unlikely couple, politics, idealism ...
Time: 80s
Place: washington d.c., usa, new jersey
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 7.2
 26K
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, couples, love and romance, unlikely couple, workplace, workplace situations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1960s, 60s
Place: washington d.c., usa
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 8.0
 65K
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, secret service, white house, innocence, lawyer, businessman, fish out of water, satire, professor, stupidity ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., usa
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 6.7
 50K
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, deadly, dishonesty, corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: washington d.c., usa
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 7.7
 66K
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, stylized, clever, twists and turns, bleak ...
Plot: workplace situations, white house, lawyer, president, political thriller, media, relationship vs career, senator, politics, secret, ambition, teamwork ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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, rough, tense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental institution, blackout, security guard, survival, confinement indoors, psychopath, confined, escapades, danger, deadly, isolation, friendship ...
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, uplifting, serious, realistic ...
Plot: interracial relations, chase, self discovery, on the run, race against time, racism, bus, bittersweet, romance, kennedy assassination, road trip, graphic violence ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1968, year 1963 ...
Place: washington d.c., texas, usa, dallas texas, california
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The Werewolf of Washington (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After being unknowingly inflicted with the bite of a werewolf while on a visit to Europe, White House press secretary Jack Whittier (Dean Stockwell) begins to turn into a deadly beast by night, terrorizing Washington D.C. and presenting a very ...
Style: suspenseful, offbeat, humorous, scary, semi serious ...
Plot: racism, werewolf, society, mad scientist, state affairs, danger, deadly, imaginary, dangerous animal, moon, injustice, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: washington d.c., europe, hungary
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 7.1
 1K
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: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, factual
Plot: fighting crime, honest law enforcer, mayor, workplace situations, price of justice, leadership, crimes, boss and employee, police investigation, police, urban, office ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 90s, contemporary
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: rough, suspenseful, serious, ridiculous, idiotic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: espionage, heroes, coup d'etat, secret agents, undercover, daring rescue, heroic mission, political conspiracy, government agency, save the day, danger, race against time ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: washington d.c., usa, pentagon, virginia, u.s. capitol building
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 7.2
 78K
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: talky, humorous, realistic, thought provoking, suspense ...
Plot: political conspiracy, presidential election, political corruption, satire, election, cia, senator, election campaign, politics, war, journalism, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: albania, washington d.c., usa, latin america, iraq ...
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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, idiotic, satirical, entertaining ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: fashion, fish out of water, blonde, ambition, chihuahua, politics, beauty salon, rivalry, workplace situations, fighting the system, adaptation, pink ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: washington d.c., boston, usa, los angeles, u.s. capitol building ...
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 7.4
 54K
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: cynical, humorous, semi serious, satirical, witty ...
Plot: intern, politics, new job, profanity, farce, war, state affairs, workplace, political unrest, media, satire, un ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., england, london, usa, europe ...
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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, emotional, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, military, military life, war, wartime life, life is a bitch, anti war, vietnam veteran, self esteem, casualty of war, war veteran ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1968
Place: washington d.c., vietnam, usa, iraq
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 6.1
 18K
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, teenage life, goofy hero, 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
 23K
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, political intrigue, election, state affairs, campaign, society, dishonesty, 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, deception, politician, womanizer, muslim, law enforcement, state affairs, danger, political intrigue ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, 90s, year 1980
Place: afghanistan, washington d.c., usa, texas, cairo egypt ...
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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: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, entertaining, futuristic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, good versus evil, adventure, political thriller, rivalry, danger, betrayal, friendship, disguise, soldier, mission, gadget ...
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, dark humor, not serious, realistic, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: road trip, on the road, president, obsessive quest, odd couple, nothing goes right, mafia, theft, 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: 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: politics, political conspiracy, journalism, investigation, newspaper, political corruption, president, political intrigue, political thriller, white house, cover up, wiretap ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1972
Place: washington d.c., usa, united states
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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, contemplative ...
Plot: senator, politics, politician, blackmail, poker game, secret past, paperboy, senate, secretary of state, legal investigation, courtroom drama, idealism ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 1930s, 70s
Place: washington d.c., usa, manhattan new york city, manhattan, new york city, new york
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Unnatural History (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, History, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Teenager Henry Griffin acquired many skills through years of travelling the world with his anthropologist parents. Sent to live with his uncle and cousin in Washington DC, and with the help of his cousin Jasper and friend Maggie, he must now use ...
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, feel good, suspenseful ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: high school, mystery, adventure, friendship, teenage life, danger, escapades, teenage hero, supernatural, anthropologist, artifact, teenager ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., usa
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 6.5
 3K
227 (1985)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: 227 is an American situation comedy that originally aired on NBC from September 14, 1985, until May 6, 1990. The series stars Marla Gibbs as a sharp-tongued, inner-city resident gossip and housewife, Mary Jenkins. It was produced by Embassy ...
Style: sitcom, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, apartment, neighbor, family life, eccentric family, friendship, best friends, workplace, family, lifestyle, society, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: washington d.c., usa
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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, manhunt, satellite, intelligence, mexican standoff, privacy, secret hideout, life is a bitch, evidence ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: washington d.c., baltimore, usa
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 5.9
 74K
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, invasion, hysteria, alien invasion, sleeping, child in peril, quarantine, survival ...
Time: contemporary, future
Place: washington d.c., usa, russia
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