Political campaign movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant political campaign movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out political, realistic, humorous, entertaining, suspense and interesting films and TV shows about / with political campaign, politics, election, election campaign, politician, runaway, political candidate, mentor, campaign and dialogue plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Thriller genres shot in USA, Canada, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as political campaign: Irresistible (2020), The Family (2016), The Politician (2019), Bob Roberts (1992), Vice (2018), Swing Vote (2008), The Adjustment Bureau (2011), The Candidate (1972), Licorice Pizza (2021), The Purge: Election Year (2016).

List of political campaign movies

 6.2
 19K
Irresistible (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A Democratic political consultant helps a retired Marine colonel run for mayor in a small, conservative Wisconsin town.
Style: twist ending, political, twists and turns, parody, absurd ...
Plot: election campaign, american politics, political satire, political campaign, mayor, small town, election, politics, campaigning, debate, political candidate, democrat ...
Time: contemporary, year 2016
Place: wisconsin, usa, washington d.c., new york
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 7.4
 5K
The Family (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: This thriller follows the return of a politician’s young son who was presumed dead after disappearing over a decade earlier. As the mysterious young man is welcomed back into his family, suspicions emerge — is he really who he says he is?
Style: twists and turns, serious, suspenseful, rough, bleak ...
Plot: missing child, lie, secret, kidnapping, teenager, suspicion, politics, political campaign, parents and children, small town, loneliness, neighbor ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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 7.5
 22K
The Politician (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Payton has known since childhood that he's going to be president. First he'll have to navigate the most treacherous political landscape: high school.
Style: entertaining, humorous, light, exciting, thought provoking ...
Plot: political intrigue, politics, gay, teenager, political campaign, class differences, wealth, stupidity, intrigue, interracial sex, press conference, debate ...
Place: california, new york state, new york
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 7.0
 15K
Bob Roberts (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Mock documentary about an upstart candidate for the U.S. Senate written and directed by actor Tim Robbins. Bob Roberts is a folksinger with a difference: He offers tunes that protest welfare chiselers, liberal whining, and the like. As the ...
Style: witty, cynical, political, talky, humorous ...
Plot: political satire, election campaign, politics, satire, political campaign, manipulation, conservative, journalism, republican, senator, conspiracy, ambition ...
Time: 90s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, nicaragua, new york
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 7.2
 145K
Vice (2018)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: George W. Bush picks Dick Cheney, the CEO of Halliburton Co., to be his Republican running mate in the 2000 presidential election. No stranger to politics, Cheney's impressive résumé includes stints as White House chief of staff, House ...
Style: political, captivating, realistic, psychological, cynical ...
Plot: iraq war, u.s. vice president, u.s. president, war on terror, u.s. government, usa politics, political campaign, vice president, hospital, heart attack, al qaeda, republican party ...
Time: september 11 2001, year 1963, 70s, 80s, year 1980 ...
Place: washington d.c., usa, cambodia, wyoming, america ...
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 6.1
 19K
Swing Vote (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In a remarkable turn of events, the result of the presidential election comes down to one man's vote.
Style: humorous, satirical, touching, political, light ...
Plot: father daughter relationship, presidential election, politics, election, single father, small town, political campaign, idealism, state affairs, parents and children, media, campaign ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: new mexico, usa, california, mexico, albuquerque new mexico
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The Adjustment Bureau (2011)
Genre: Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A man glimpses the future Fate has planned for him – and chooses to fight for his own destiny. Battling the powerful Adjustment Bureau across, under and through the streets of New York, he risks his destined greatness to be with the only woman ...
Style: mind bending, twists and turns, suspense, romantic, thought provoking ...
Audience: chick flick, date night
Plot: destiny, alternate reality, changing the past or future, fall in love, forbidden love, mind control, power of love, fictional reality, true love, love story, teleportation, angel ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city
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 7.0
 11K
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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 7.2
 93K
Licorice Pizza (2021)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Set in the San Fernando Valley in the 1970s, the film follows a high school student who is also a successful child actor.
Style: captivating, funny, entertaining, weird
Audience: teens
Plot: actor, jewish, coming of age, teenage boy, teenager, wrongful arrest, political campaign, age difference, young love, closeted homosexual, running, sister sister relationship ...
Time: year 1973, 70s, year 1939
Place: los angeles, california, pasadena california, new york
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The Purge: Election Year (2016)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Two years after choosing not to kill the man who killed his son, former police sergeant Leo Barnes has become head of security for Senator Charlene Roan, the front runner in the next Presidential election due to her vow to eliminate the Purge. On ...
Style: brutal, suspense, intense, bloody, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: distopia, survival, murder, politics, violence, class differences, election, gunfight, social decay, death, fighting the system, revenge ...
Time: near future
Place: washington d.c., florida
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 6.2
 41K
Black Sheep (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When dignified Albert Donnelly runs for Governor, his team moves to keep his slow-witted and klutzy younger brother, Mike, out of the eye of the media. To baby-sit Mike, the campaign assigns sarcastic Steve, who gets the experience of a lifetime ...
Style: humorous, funny, light, political, harsh ...
Plot: political satire, political campaign, sarcasm, corruption, friends, political conspiracy, parents and children, partners, politics, road trip, political candidate, brothers ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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 5.9
 2K
Blue State (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: BLUE STATE is a romantic comedy about a disgruntled Democrat who actually follows through on a drunken campaign promise to move to Canada if George "Dubya" Bush gets re-elected.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, witty
Plot: vietnam war, political campaign, brother brother relationship, politics, culture clash, self discovery, political unrest, media, state affairs, starting over, democrat, older woman younger man relationship ...
Time: year 2004
Place: usa, canada, ohio, san francisco, washington state ...
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The Spy Gone North (2018)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 137 min.
Story: In 1993, former military officer Suk-young Park is recruited as a spy by South Korea's National Intelligence Service, and given the code name "Black Venus". He is then sent to infiltrate a group of high-ranking North Korean officials ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, tense, captivating
Plot: spy, undercover agent, dictatorship, political campaign, political corruption, undercover, top secret, operation, secret mission, military, disguise, government official ...
Time: year 1993, 90s, 2000s, year 1998, 20th century
Place: north korea, south korea, beijing china, china, korea ...
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Our Brand Is Crisis (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A feature film based on the documentary "Our Brand Is Crisis", which focuses on the use of American political campaign strategies in South America.
Style: political, satirical, tricky, clever, inspirational ...
Audience: kids
Plot: election, idealism, conspiracy, manipulation, business, world politics, propaganda, political campaign, presidential campaign, politician, presidential candidate, rivals ...
Time: year 2002
Place: south america, bolivia, new jersey, california, new orleans ...
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 7.8
 6K
King (2011)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The movie opens with a scene of a bank robbery in progress. The actions of the robbers during the gateway is photographed by Ashwin (Jeeva). After a chase, the injured Ashwin loses his camera to the robbers but managed to retrieve the memory card. ...
Style: political, political thriller
Plot: terrorist, assassination, political corruption, political campaign, election, terrorism, politician, journalist, journalism, election campaign, bomb, murder ...
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This Is Our Land (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Pauline, a devoted and generous home help nurse, raises her two children alone, while also looking after her father, a former steelworker. Taking advantage of her popularity, the directors of an extremist political party suggest she become their ...
Plot: extremism, skiing, political campaign, racism, french politics, father daughter relationship, dance class, single mother, election campaign, boxing, nurse, political candidate ...
Time: 2010s
Place: france
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Welcome to Mooseport (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A US president (Gene Hackman) who has retired after two terms in office returns to his hometown of Mooseport, Maine and decides to run for Mayor against another local candidate (Ray Romano).
Style: humorous, feel good, political, romantic, light ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: small town, politics, romance, president, secret service, adaptation, love triangle, couples, state affairs, love and romance, americana, campaign ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maine, usa, las vegas, new england
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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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Blue Sunshine (1977)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: At a party, someone goes insane and murders three women. Falsely accused of the brutal killings, Jerry is on the run. More bizarre killings continue with alarming frequency all over town. Trying to clear his name, Jerry discovers the shocking ...
Style: disturbing, surreal, macabre, mind bending, psychedelic ...
Plot: lsd, election campaign, political campaign, politician, zombie, ex husband ex wife relationship, bald woman, immolation, diploma, shopping mall, parrot, hair loss ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles
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 6.5
 1K
Graves (2016)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Former two-term President Richard Graves embarks on a Don Quixote-like quest to right the wrongs of his administration and reclaim his legacy 25 years after leaving the White House. His enlightenment takes place just as his wife Margaret Graves ...
Style: humorous, captivating, light, entertaining, erotic ...
Plot: politics, political campaign, u.s. president, husband wife relationship, politician, first lady, love interest, epiphany, regret, activist, aging, election ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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 8.2
 812K
Taxi Driver (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A mentally unstable Vietnam War veteran works as a night-time taxi driver in New York City where the perceived decadence and sleaze feeds his urge for violent action, attempting to save a preadolescent prostitute in the process.
Style: psychological, bleak, neo noir, cerebral, disturbing ...
Plot: loner, character study, vigilante, loneliness, lone wolves, obsession, psychology, social decay, alienation, taxi driver, vigilantism, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1975
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa, vietnam, harlem
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 5.3
 1K
Grassroots (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Grant Cogswell, a liberal music critic decides to run for city council against a popular black incumbent and is assisted by a reporter who recently lost his job. Initially given no chance, things turn dark when Cogswell makes it into the general ...
Style: realistic, humorous, witty, semi serious, political ...
Plot: ambition, satire, unemployment, politics, against the odds, society, friends, campaign, political campaign, election campaign, campaigning, underdog ...
Time: 21st century
Place: washington d.c., seattle, usa
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 6.0
 1K
Poster Boy (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: With the help of a hot, slightly older new acquaintance (Noseworthy), the closeted son (Newton) of a conservative U.S. Senator (Lerner) puts a shocking spin on his dad's re-election campaign.
Style: realistic, semi serious, captivating
Plot: gay, coming out, politics, college, love and romance, republican, campaign, parents and children, lgbt, sexual relations, political campaign, election ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, north carolina
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 6.2
 752
Pretty Rosebud (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Drama - A career woman stuck in an unhappy marriage struggles to find happiness. - Chuti Tiu, Kipp Shiotani, Dana Lee
Style: touching, sincere, serious, tense, realistic ...
Plot: culture clash, crumbling marriage, couple relations, unsupportive spouse, interracial sex, sexual content, infidelity, immigrants, society, misfit, couples, rebellion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 7.0
 302
Reg (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In June 2003, Reg Keys and his wife Sally return to their home in the Welsh countryside. As they switch on the TV to hear six military policemen have been murdered in Iraq, two men arrive bearing the terrible news that their son, Tom, was among them.
Style: political, suspense, suspenseful, touching, rough ...
Plot: husband wife relationship, marital problem, military police, prime minister, father son relationship, political campaign, election, family relations, mother son relationship, depression, iraq war, war criminal ...
Time: 2000s, year 2005, year 2003
Place: england, london
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 7.3
 14K
All the Way (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Lyndon B. Johnson's amazing 11-month journey from taking office after JFK's assassination, through the fight to pass the 1964 Civil Rights Act and his own presidential campaign, culminating on the night LBJ is actually elected to the ...
Style: political, realistic, factual, tense, intense ...
Plot: civil rights movement, racism, politics, usa president, propaganda, racial issues, ethnic conflict, assassination, civil war, secret service, eccentricity, presidential election ...
Time: 60s, year 1963
Place: texas, california, new jersey, america, usa ...
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 5.5
 60
Mad Women (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: A mother of three daughters (one died at the age of three) commits a crime of conscience and becomes radicalized in prison; she turns into an idealist run amok, determined to change her little corner of the world for the better. Her middle daughter, ...
Style: captivating, disturbing, rough, psychological
Plot: incestuous relationship, lesbian incest, jail, lesbian relationship, memory, incest, illness, husband wife relationship, delusion, political campaign, fictional city, politics ...
Place: new york
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Waking the Dead (2000)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A congressional candidate questions his sanity after seeing the love of his life, presumed dead, suddenly emerge.
Style: emotional, sexy, twists and turns, intense, stylized ...
Plot: politics, supernatural, death, ghost, obsession, romance, election, character study, politician, state affairs, haunted by the past, female nudity ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, year 1973
Place: usa, chile, vietnam, canada, manhattan new york city ...
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Maid in Manhattan (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Marisa Ventura is a struggling single mom who works at a posh Manhattan hotel and dreams of a better life for her and her young son. One fateful day, hotel guest and senatorial candidate Christopher Marshall meets Marisa and mistakes her for a ...
Style: romantic, light, sentimental, fairy tale, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens, date night
Plot: love and romance, love story, romance, fall in love, cinderella story, opposites attract, hotel, class differences, single mother, social differences, rags to riches, mistaken identity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, san francisco, hawaii, new jersey ...
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The Distinguished Gentleman (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A Florida con man uses the passing of the long time Congressman from his district who he just happens to share a name with, to get elected to his version of paradise, Congress, where the money flows from lobbyists. But soon he learns the nature of ...
Style: realistic, political, humorous, clever, feel good ...
Plot: greed, lobbyist, politics, political corruption, terminal illness, cancer, redemption, dishonesty, rise to the top, human spirit, bribery, switching roles ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: washington d.c., latin america, usa, florida
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