Political election movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant political election movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, political, captivating, serious, inspirational and tense films and TV shows about / with political election, politics, dialogue, suspense, corruption, gun, betrayal, society, violence and flashback plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, Brazil and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as political election: The Purge: Election Year (2016), State of Siege (1972), All the President's Men (1976), Elizabeth (1998), Free State of Jones (2016), RoboCop (2014), The Irishman (2019), The Well Beloved One (2010), The King's Speech (2010), Borgen: Power & Glory (2010).

List of political election movies

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, intense, psychological, bloody, slasher ...
Audience: teens
Plot: distopia, murder, politics, suspense, survival, election, revenge, vengeance, social decay, class differences, fighting the system, gunfight ...
Time: near future
Place: washington d.c., florida
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Elite Squad 2: The Enemy Within (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Brazil
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After a bloody invasion of the BOPE in the High-Security Penitentiary Bangu 1 in Rio de Janeiro to control a rebellion of interns, the Lieutenant-Colonel Roberto Nascimento and the second in command Captain André Matias are accused by the Human ...
Style: tense, political, realistic, unusual plot structure, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, corruption, politics, gangsters, police corruption, political corruption, favela, gunfight, swat team, poverty, police investigation, justice ...
Time: 21st century
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, latin america, south america
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The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A senator, who became famous for killing a notorious outlaw, returns for the funeral of an old friend and tells the truth about his deed.
Style: atmospheric, serious, gloomy, meditative, scenic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: politics, lawyer, suspense, small town, cowboy, criminal, old west, justice, senator, robbery, success, society ...
Time: 19th century
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State of Siege (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Like most of Costa-Gavras' political thrillers, the French State of Siege is based on a true story. The incident dramatized herein is the kidnapping of a U.S. official somewhere in Latin America. The director's sympathies clearly lie with ...
Style: political, social, captivating, talky, tense ...
Plot: politics, torture, martial law, kidnapping, spy, political intrigue, curfew, political election, fictional history, rebellion, protest, prison ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: latin america, france, uruguay, santiago chile, south america
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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, serious, thought provoking, cerebral ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: journalism, politics, investigation, newspaper, political conspiracy, conspiracy, political corruption, white house, american politics, journalist, president, media ...
Time: 70s, year 1972, year 1973, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., usa, miami, florida
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Race for Your Life, Charlie Brown (1977)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: The Peanuts gang, including Snoopy and Woodstock, have gone off to summer camp. After a few days of the usual summer-camp activities, they all take part in a rafting race. Battling treacherous rapids, wild animals, and bullies from a rival camp, the ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good
Audience: kids, preschoolers
Plot: summer camp, river, political election, camp, holiday, superhero, wilderness, friendship, cartoon dog, children, pets, escapades ...
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Elizabeth (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The story of the ascension to the throne and the early reign of Queen Elizabeth the First, the endless attempts by her council to marry her off, the Catholic hatred of her and her romance with Lord Robert Dudley.
Style: factual, realistic, stylized, political, epic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: queen, british history, queen elizabeth i, tudors, historical character, politics, head of state, british royal family, royal court, royal family, throne, political intrigue ...
Time: 16th century, 19th century, victorian era, middle ages, 18th century
Place: england, london, scotland, spain, europe ...
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Free State of Jones (2016)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War, Western
Country: USA, China
Duration: 139 min.
Story: In 1863, Mississippi farmer Newt Knight serves as a medic for the Confederate Army. Opposed to slavery, Knight would rather help the wounded than fight the Union. After his nephew dies in battle, Newt returns home to Jones County to safeguard his ...
Style: thought provoking, factual, intense, sexy, captivating ...
Plot: american civil war, slavery, civil war, justice, u.s. civil war, racism, rebellion, revolution, wartime, vengeance, society, courage ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 60s, 1920s, year 1865 ...
Place: mississippi, louisiana
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RoboCop (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In RoboCop, the year is 2028 and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the center of robot technology. Overseas, their drones have been used by the military for years, but have been forbidden for law enforcement in America. Now OmniCorp wants ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, intense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: cyborgs, police, robot, androids and robots, distopia, graphic violence, cyberpunk, haunted by the past, superhuman powers, technology, corruption, tough law enforcer ...
Time: future, near future, 2020s, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa, china, washington d.c., pentagon ...
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The Irishman (2019)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 209 min.
Story: A mob hit man recalls his possible involvement with the slaying of Jimmy Hoffa.
Style: captivating, exciting, tense, inspirational, thought provoking ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: mafia, organized crime, italian mafia, labor union, murder, gangsters, killer as protagonist, high society, prison, arrest, hitman, old man ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 20th century ...
Place: ireland, chicago illinois, philadelphia, pennsylvania, cuba ...
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The Well Beloved One (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Brazil
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Based on the homonymous work of Dias Gomes , The Well Beloved tells the story of the mayor Paraguassu Odorico, whose primary goal in his administration in the city of Sucupira is the inauguration of a cemetery. One side is supported by the sisters ...
Style: humorous, light, feel good, captivating, realistic
Plot: journalism, social relations, political intrigue, politics, rivalry, farce, media, small town, dishonesty, town mayor, political election, family relations ...
Time: 20th century
Place: brazil
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The King's Speech (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The King's Speech tells the story of the man who became King George VI, the father of Queen Elizabeth II. After his brother abdicates, George ('Bertie') reluctantly assumes the throne. Plagued by a dreaded stutter and considered unfit ...
Style: inspirational, sincere, uplifting, dramatic, realistic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: british royal family, world war two, royal family, british history, stuttering, disability, unlikely friendships, politics, british monarchy, king of england, historical character, friendship ...
Time: 1930s, pre world war two, 50s, 20th century, 1940s ...
Place: england, britain, london, united kingdom, europe ...
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Borgen: Power & Glory (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 58 min.
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Story: Borgen is a drama series about the fight for political power – and about the personal sacrifices and consequences this has for those involved on and behind the political stage. The central figure is the 40-year old political leader Birgitte ...
Style: political, serious, tense, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: politics, leader, journalism, marriage, journalist, politician, media coverage, prime minister, state affairs, ambition, power struggle, family life ...
Time: 21st century
Place: denmark, europe, copenhagen, greenland, scandinavia
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Puncture (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A David and Goliath law drama about a drug-addicted lawyer who takes on a health supply corporation while battling his own personal demons.
Style: thought provoking, suspenseful, realistic, serious, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: addiction, drug abuse, lawyer, drugs, lawsuit, aids, courtroom drama, law firm, life & death, twists and turns, suspense, courtroom ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1995, year 1999, year 1998
Place: washington d.c., usa, houston texas
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The Student (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Roque starts University in Buenos Aires but he is not particularly interested in attending classes or working towards a degree. Instead, he dedicates his time to one of the many groups vying for control of the university, motivated less by grand ...
Plot: teacher student romance, university, betrayal, sex, student, male female relationship, political election, religion, female nudity, politics, manipulation, teacher student sex ...
Place: argentina
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Trash (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Brazil, Germany
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Set in Brazil, three kids who make a discovery in a garbage dump soon find themselves running from the cops and trying to right a terrible wrong.
Style: emotional, captivating, intense, touching, road movie ...
Audience: kids
Plot: poverty, children, slum, police corruption, mischievous children, friends, coming of age, young heroes, corruption, garbage, teenager, youth ...
Time: 21st century
Place: rio de janeiro, latin america, brazil
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Reaching for the Moon (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Brazil
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In 1951 New York poet Elizabeth Bishop travels to Rio de Janeiro to visit Mary, a college friend. The shy Elizabeth is overwhelmed by Brazilian sensuality. She is the antithesis to Mary’s dashing partner, architect Lota de Macedo Soares. Although ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, captivating, inspirational ...
Plot: lesbian, lesbian couple, lesbian love, writer's life, love and romance, love, lgbt, american abroad, writers, lgbtq, couples, couple relations ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, year 1951
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america, new york
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Wild Tales (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: Argentina, Spain, France, UK
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Six short stories that explore the extremities of human behavior involving people in distress.
Style: psychological, tense, twist ending, cynical, biting ...
Plot: dark humor, multiple storylines, suspense, human nature, revenge, fighting the system, corruption, destiny, vengeance, wedding party, violence, twists and turns ...
Time: 21st century
Place: argentina, south america, latin america
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Getulio (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Brazil, Portugal
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The movie depicts the political crisis that led to the suicide of president Getúlio Vargas, in the 19 days that preceded August 24, 1954. The crisis began with the attempted assassination of journalist and politician Carlos Lacerda in August 5, ...
Style: stylized, captivating, serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: politics, head of state, investigation, life is a bitch, state affairs, assassination attempt, political intrigue, political conspiracy, downfall, dishonesty, journalism, society ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro
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The Bélier Family (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The whole Bélier family is deaf, except for sixteen year old Paula who is the important translator in her parents' day to day life especially when it comes to matters concerning the family farm. When her music teacher discovers she has a ...
Style: touching, suspenseful, semi serious, emotional, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, family outing
Plot: sign language, coming of age, deaf, teenage girl, teenager, teacher, moral dilemma, follow your dream, teenage life, audition, family life, deafness ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: france, australia, paris france
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The Perfect Dictatorship (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 143 min.
Story: TV MX, the most powerful Mexican Television Corporation, discloses a scandalous story involving Governor Carmelo Vargas in serious crimes and illicit business. Governor Vargas worried about his political future, decides to clean his image and ...
Style: cynical, semi serious, humorous, realistic, political ...
Plot: manipulation, journalism, media, media satire, political intrigue, political corruption, corrupt politician, campaign, dishonesty, state affairs, blackmail, governor ...
Time: 21st century
Place: latin america, mexico
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Darkest Hour (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: UK, USA, China
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A thrilling and inspiring true story begins on the eve of World War II as, within days of becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchill must face one of his most turbulent and defining trials: exploring a negotiated peace treaty with ...
Style: political, serious, realistic, inspirational, harsh ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: world war two, british history, prime minister, winston churchill, politics, leadership, choice, decision, british prime minister, british politics, leader, british empire ...
Time: year 1940, 1940s
Place: england, united kingdom, dunkirk, britain, london ...
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The Favourite (2018)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In early 18th century England, a frail Queen Anne occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah governs the country in her stead. When a new servant Abigail arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah.
Style: factual, art house, intellectual, funny, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: lesbian, lgbt, rivalry, british history, queen, aristocracy, power struggle, fight for supremacy, female rivalry, intrigue, british aristocracy, violence ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, victorian era
Place: britain, england
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The Party (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Denmark
Duration: 71 min.
Story: Various individuals think they’re coming together for a party in a private home, but a series of revelations results in a huge crisis that throws their belief systems – and their values – into total disarray.
Style: humorous, psychological, disturbing, captivating, philosophical ...
Plot: party, secret, extramarital affair, infidelity, politician, insult, friend, celebration, karma, lesbian, anger, doctor ...
Place: england, london
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The Summit (2017)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Argentina, France, Spain
Duration: 114 min.
Story: At a Latin American Presidents’ Summit in Chile where the region’s alliances and geopolitical strategies are shaped, Hernán Blanco, the president of Argentina, lives a political and family drama. Through his son in law, he’s implicated in a ...
Style: art house, political
Plot: suspense, political election, snow, lawyer, politics, hypnosis, father daughter relationship, hotel, president, political corruption, personal assistant, journalist ...
Place: south america, latin america
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Enola Holmes (2020)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: While searching for her missing mother, intrepid teen Enola Holmes uses her sleuthing skills to outsmart big brother Sherlock and help a runaway lord.
Style: feminist film, romantic, funny, exciting, mysterious ...
Audience: teens, kids, chick flick, family outing, teen drama
Plot: sherlock holmes, victorian england, strong female lead, amateur detective, female detective, runaway teen, feminism, female protagonist, runaway, teenage protagonist, private detective, fight ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, edwardian era, future
Place: london, england, scotland yard
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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: suspenseful, tense, captivating
Plot: spy, undercover agent, suspense, political campaign, dictatorship, political corruption, top secret, operation, undercover, government official, secret mission, military ...
Time: year 1993, 90s, 2000s, year 1998, 20th century
Place: south korea, north korea, beijing china, korea, china ...
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Thunder Force (2021)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In a world where supervillains are commonplace, two estranged childhood best friends reunite after one devises a treatment that gives them powers to protect their city.
Style: funny, light, humorous, feel good, entertaining ...
Plot: superhero, interracial friendship, superhero team, mother daughter relationship, female protagonist, overweight woman, old friend, power, women, teamwork, heroes, friend ...
Place: chicago illinois
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Mank (2020)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: 1930s Hollywood is reevaluated through the eyes of scathing social critic and alcoholic screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz as he races to finish the screenplay of Citizen Kane.
Style: emotional, inspirational, sentimental, intense, art film ...
Plot: screenwriter, hollywood, alcoholic, wealth, writers, movie business, filmmaking, politics, loneliness, friendship, film producer, great depression ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, year 1937, year 1942, year 1940 ...
Place: los angeles, mojave desert, california, usa
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Don't Look Up (2021)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Two low-level astronomers, upon discovering that a meteor will strike the Earth in six months, go on a media tour to try to warn the world but find an unreceptive and unbelieving populace.
Style: entertaining, feel good, funny, thought provoking, apocalyptic ...
Audience: date night, kids
Plot: disaster, asteroid, end of the world, meteorite, space, social satire, chaos, save the world, astronaut, apocalypse, politics, natural disaster ...
Time: future, year 1994, 2020s, distant future, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., usa, north america, america, michigan ...
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