Presidential election movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant presidential election movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, interesting, political, talky, suspense and clever films and TV shows about / with presidential election, politics, brutality, state affairs, president, corruption, dialogue, runaway, election and storytelling plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Biography genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as presidential election: Wag the Dog (1997), Swing Vote (2008), Primary Colors (1998), Game Change (2012), Recount (2008), Man of the Year (2006), Head of State (2003), Where the Buffalo Roam (1980), Nixon (1995), Truth (2015).

List of presidential election movies

 7.2
 79K
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, satire, presidential election, cia, political corruption, election, senator, election campaign, politics, journalism, cons and scams, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: albania, washington d.c., usa, latin america, iraq ...
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 6.1
 18K
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, semi serious, satirical, touching, entertaining ...
Plot: politics, political campaign, presidential election, election, small town, parents and children, state affairs, single father, father daughter relationship, campaign, media, u.s. president ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: new mexico, usa, albuquerque new mexico, mexico, california
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 6.6
 27K
Primary Colors (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA, France, Germany, Japan
Duration: 143 min.
Story: In this adaptation of the best-selling roman à clef about Bill Clinton's 1992 run for the White House, the young and gifted Henry Burton is tapped to oversee the presidential campaign of Governor Jack Stanton. Burton is pulled into the ...
Style: thought provoking, semi serious, cynical, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: politics, presidential election, scandal, media, extramarital affair, head of state, couple relations, supportive spouse, rise to the top, state affairs, satire, adultery ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 70s
Place: new hampshire, california, new york
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 7.4
 21K
Game Change (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Based on the book by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin, Game Change focuses on the Republican run of the 2008 Presidential election, when candidate John McCain picks a relative unknown, Alaskan governor Sarah Palin, to be his running mate. As the ...
Style: talky, serious, realistic, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: politics, campaign, election, presidential election, conservative, republican, republican party, american politics, americana, state affairs, ambition, media ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2007, year 2008, 2000s ...
Place: usa, washington d.c., alaska, new hampshire, south korea ...
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 7.4
 12K
Recount (2008)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A chronicle of the weeks after the 2000 U.S. presidential election and the subsequent recounts in Florida.
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, factual, intense ...
Plot: political conspiracy, politics, election, presidential election, democrat, campaign, republican, political corruption, state affairs, dishonesty, americana, legal action ...
Time: 21st century, year 2000
Place: usa, florida, texas, washington d.c., new jersey ...
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Man of the Year (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The irreverent host of a political satire talk show decides to run for president and expose corruption in Washington. His stunt goes further than he expects when he actually wins the election, but a software engineer suspects that a computer glitch ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, sincere, realistic, twists and turns ...
Plot: politics, presidential election, media, campaign, state affairs, head of state, couples, against the odds, love and romance, comedian, satire, conspiracy theory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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 5.5
 18K
Head of State (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When a presidential candidate dies unexpectedly in the middle of the campaign, the Democratic party unexpectedly picks a Washington, D.C. alderman, Mays Gilliam (Rock) as his replacement .
Style: humorous, realistic, witty, semi serious, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: presidential election, election campaign, politics, state affairs, ambition, fish out of water, republican, head of state, satire, white house, rescue, bail bondsman ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., chicago illinois, nashville tennessee
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Where the Buffalo Roam (1980)
Genre: Biography, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Semi-biographical film based on the experiences of gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson.
Style: humorous, talky, light, captivating, road movie ...
Plot: gonzo, journalism, writing, hitchhiker, drug use, presidential election, drug abuse, media, buddies, disorder, on the road, courtroom ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, 1960s, year 1968 ...
Place: usa, los angeles, san francisco, las vegas
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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: vietnam war, politics, political corruption, government, rise and fall, campaign, historical figure, life is a bitch, presidential election, ambition, brother brother relationship, political conspiracy ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 1920s, 1930s ...
Place: washington d.c., china, usa, california, texas
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 6.8
 19K
Truth (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: As a renowned producer and close associate of Dan Rather, Mary Mapes believes she’s broken the biggest story of the 2004 election: revelations of a sitting U.S. President’s military service. But when allegations come pouring in, sources change ...
Style: based on true events, suspense, factual, twists and turns, intense ...
Plot: tv reporter, american politics, politics, political scandal, presidential election, fired from the job, election, ends with biographical notes, husband wife relationship, justice, twists & turns, conspiracy theory ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century
Place: texas, new york
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 6.2
 2K
The Conquest (2011)
Genre: Biography
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A look at French president Nicolas Sarkozy's rise to power.
Style: realistic, sincere, thought provoking, captivating, serious ...
Plot: politics, parliament, political party, ambition, head of state, political intrigue, rise to the top, state affairs, society, social differences, media sensation, private vs public ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2007, year 2004, 2000s
Place: france, europe
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 8.3
 45K
Veep (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
TV show
Story: A look into American politics, revolving around former Senator Selina Meyer who finds being Vice President of the United States is nothing like she expected and everything everyone ever warned her about.
Style: sitcom, witty, clever, humorous, not serious ...
Plot: politics, mishap, vice president, political satire, politician, satire, workplace situations, boss and employee, ambitious, reporter, administration, boss ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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 5.8
 31
Bajland (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jan Rydel is a contender for the office of the President of the Republic of Poland. He is in conflict with TV journalists, and when he finally gets on the air, he sits with his back to the camera. However, its ratings are high.
Style: captivating, humorous, serious, realistic
Plot: presidential campaign, presidential election, politician, politics, candidate, inheritance, election, press conference, argument, last will and testament, withdrawal, assistant ...
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 7.3
 13K
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, factual, realistic, tense, intense ...
Plot: politics, racial issues, racism, civil rights movement, presidential election, civil rights, prejudice, kennedy assassination, u.s. vice president, political campaign, u.s. senator, presidential candidate ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, year 1963
Place: texas, usa, vietnam, america, dallas texas ...
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 5.8
 856
Icon (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 166 min.
Story: A former US Operative, who lived in Russia in his earlier years and had been married there with a child, comes out of retirement to face down a former enemy, now running as a candidate for President in modern Russia. Working with a Russian ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, politics, conspiracy, espionage, special agents, race against time, uncover truth, chases and races, government agency, heroes, danger, secret agents ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia, moscow russia
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 7.6
 7K
The Kennedys (2011)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 346 min.
TV show
Story: The story of the most fabled political family in American history, told in a manner similar to The Godfather: a manipulative, egocentric father determined to live out his own ambitions through his sons, who in turn spent their lives dancing to his ...
Style: thought provoking, talky, realistic, serious, stylized ...
Plot: president, white house, kennedy family, politics, historical character, tragic event, cold war, family relations, patriotism, liberal, ambition, leader ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1963, 1960s
Place: usa, washington d.c., cuba
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 5.9
 91K
Iron Sky (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Finland, Germany, Australia, France, Norway, Belgium, Denmark, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In the last moments of World War II, a secret Nazi space program evaded destruction by fleeing to the Dark Side of the Moon. During 70 years of utter secrecy, the Nazis construct a gigantic space fortress with a massive armada of flying saucers.
Style: futuristic, humorous, not serious, stylized, absurd ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: invasion, nazism, ufo, moon, steampunk, outer space, alternate reality, flying saucer, nuclear explosion, astronaut, space travel, swastika ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, new york, washington d.c., germany
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I as in Icarus (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The film's plot is based on the Kennedy assassination and subsequent investigation. The film begins with the assassination of President Marc Jarry, who is about to be inaugurated for a second six-year term of office. Henri Volney, state ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, realistic, serious, political ...
Plot: political conspiracy, assassination, conspiracy, kennedy assassination, government corruption, investigation, crimes, witnessing a crime, uncover truth, political corruption, dedicated lawyer, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: yale university
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The Girlfriend Experience (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Chelsea is an in-demand call girl whose $2,000 an hour price tag allows her to live in New York's lap of luxury. Besides her beauty and sexual skill, Chelsea offers her clients companionship and conversation, or, as she dubs it, "the ...
Style: erotic, sexy, melancholic, meditative, sexual ...
Plot: prostitute, escort, sexual relations, workplace, social relations, couple relations, workplace situations, call girl, economic crisis, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, presidential election, sex scene ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, las vegas, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
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 6.4
 11K
Shampoo (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: George Roundy is a Beverly Hills hairstylist whose uncontrolled libido stands between him and his ambitions. He wants the security of a relationship. He wants to be a hairdressing "star" and open his own salon. But the fact that he beds ...
Style: sex comedy, sexual, sexy, witty, biting ...
Plot: love triangle, nudity (full frontal - brief), hippie, loan, election, womanizer, hairdresser, presidential election, satire, politics, infidelity, looking for sex ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1968, 70s
Place: los angeles, beverly hills, california, usa, egypt
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 7.1
 2K
Truman (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Biographical account of America's President for the latter part of WWII. Shows Truman's rise from small-town nobody to leader of the USA, his decision to use the Atomic Bomb against Japan, and subsequent election as the US' post-war ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, sincere, political drama
Plot: world war two, world war one, soldier, politics, white house, presidential election, society, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, rebellion, military, rise and fall ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: usa, japan, missouri, asia
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The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band (1968)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Musical, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The Bower Family Band petitions the Democratic National Committee to sing a Grover Cleveland rally song at the 1888 convention, but decide instead to move to the Dakota territory on the urging of a suitor to their eldest daughter. There, Grampa ...
Style: touching, humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: family relations, politics, presidential election, state affairs, campaign, democrat, couples, friends, family life, couple relations, eccentric family, americana ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: south dakota, usa
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 7.1
 10K
The Hater (2020)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Poland
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A duplicitous young man finds success in the dark world of social media smear tactics — but his virtual vitriol soon has violent real-life consequences.
Plot: public relations, social media, manipulation, sponsor, virtual world, presidential election, fake news report, revenge, moral dilemma, advertising agency, defamation, hi-tech ...
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Servant of the People (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Ukraine
TV show
Story: Modest and humble teacher Vasily is caught on camera raging over the miserable situation in his country. When a pupil posts the video on Youtube, it becomes a viral sensation. Everybody loves Vasily’s outrage and people start gathering money for a ...
Style: captivating, thought provoking, humorous, uplifting, light
Audience: family outing
Plot: politics, ridicule, political satire, parliament, greed, money, power, president, escapades, justice, corruption, family ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ukraine
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Borat Subsequent Moviefilm (2020)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: 14 years after making a film about his journey across the USA, Borat risks life and limb when he returns to the United States with his young daughter, and reveals more about the culture, the COVID-19 pandemic, and the political elections.
Plot: mockery, disguise, prank, satire, social satire, hidden camera, presidential election, blonde, machine gun, amazon, cell, thigh ...
Place: kazakhstan, texas, new york, manhattan new york city, xian
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 7.6
 3K
The Best Man (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The other party is in disarray. Five men vie for the party nomination for president. No one has a majority as the first ballot closes and the front-runners begin to decide how badly they want the job.
Style: serious, realistic, cynical, rough, social realism ...
Plot: politics, election campaign, political intrigue, rise to the top, rivalry, ambition, corrupt politician, state affairs, head of state, media, opponent, power relations ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: los angeles
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 6.2
 19K
City Hall (1996)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The accidental shooting of a boy in New York leads to an investigation by the Deputy Mayor, and unexpectedly far-reaching consequences.
Style: tense, realistic, thought provoking, suspense, talky ...
Plot: investigation, political corruption, conspiracy, police, mayor, crimes, uncover truth, society, corruption, murder, mafia, idealism ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city, harlem ...
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Michael Collins (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Ireland, USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Michael Collins plays a crucial role in the establishment of the Irish Free State in the 1920s, but becomes vilified by those hoping to create a completely independent Irish republic.
Style: captivating, serious, epic, brutal, harsh ...
Plot: fighting the system, politics, civil war, fight, irish, treason, secret service, war, ira, leadership, political unrest, state affairs ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 20s, 20th century, 70s
Place: ireland, england, europe, london, liverpool ...
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 7.4
 44K
Blow Out (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Jack Terry is a master sound recordist who works on grade-B horror movies. Late one evening, he is recording sounds for use in his movies when he hears something unexpected through his sound equipment and records it. Curiosity gets the better of him ...
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, psycho film, serious, captivating ...
Plot: political conspiracy, conspiracy, assassination, neo noir, politics, crimes, amateur detective, witnessing a crime, state affairs, hitman, anti hero, life turned upside down ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: pennsylvania, philadelphia, california
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Hot Shots! Part Deux (1993)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Topper Harley is found to be working as an odd-job-man in a monastery. The CIA want him to lead a rescue mission into Iraq, to rescue the last rescue team, who went in to rescue the last rescue team who... who went in to rescue hostages left behind ...
Style: humorous, not serious, witty, exciting, absurd ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: parody, saddam hussein, rescue, hostage, battles, military life, heroic mission, danger, daring rescue, military, hostages, dishonesty ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
Place: iraq, middle east, washington d.c., thailand, asia ...
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