Series about politics

by kezze | created - 03 Apr 2012 | updated - 3 weeks ago | Public

List of political thriller/drama series. This is an international listing: I have mentioned the country where the series takes place.

This list only covers series where the story evolves around the political system, and not all series in which political systems play a role.

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1. The West Wing (1999–2006)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama

8.8
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Inside the lives of staffers in the West Wing of the White House.

Stars: Martin Sheen, Rob Lowe, Allison Janney, John Spencer

Votes: 51,011

United States (President)

9/10

2. State of Play (2003– )

TV-14 | 57 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.5
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A thriller set in London, in which a politician's life becomes increasingly complex as his research assistant is found dead on the London Underground and, in a seemingly unrelated incident, a teenage pickpocket is shot dead.

Stars: John Simm, Kelly Macdonald, Bill Nighy, Philip Glenister

Votes: 8,020

United Kingdom / England

8/10

3. Veep (2012– )

TV-MA | 28 min | Comedy

8.2
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Former Senator Selina Meyer finds that being Vice President of the United States is nothing like she hoped and everything that everyone ever warned her about.

Stars: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Tony Hale, Anna Chlumsky, Reid Scott

Votes: 31,943

United States (Vice President). Based on "The Thick of It"

8/10 (After 4th season)

4. Political Animals (2012– )

TV-14 | 360 min | Drama

7.8
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A divorced, former First Lady, is currently serving as the Secretary of State. She deals with State Department issues, while trying to keep her family together.

Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Carla Gugino, James Wolk, Sebastian Stan

Votes: 5,438

United States (Secretary of State)

7/10

5. Kronprinsessan (2006)

232 min | Drama

6.5
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Right before Christmas Charlotte Ekeblad (Rapaport) is given an offer she hardly can refuse, to become a minister in the Swedish Parliament. As minister of environment she is put in a ... See full summary »

Stars: Lars Hemingstam, Alexandra Rapaport, Ulf Friberg, Kenneth Milldoff

Votes: 165

Sweden (Based on novel that takes place in Denmark)

6/10

6. Kungamordet (2008)

230 min | Drama

6.8
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Stars: Sven Ahlström, Adel Ahmad, Morgan Alling, Mikael Alsberg

Votes: 157

Sweden (Based on novel that takes place in Denmark)

7/10

7. Drottningoffret (2010–2011)

176 min | Drama

6.8
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Stars: Suzanne Reuter, Alexandra Rapaport, Sven Ahlström, Annika Hallin

Votes: 80

Sweden (Based on novel that takes place in Denmark)

7/10

8. The Kennedys (2011– )

TV-14 | 346 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.7
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The triumphs and tragedies of the most popular political family in American history.

Stars: Greg Kinnear, Barry Pepper, Katie Holmes, Tom Wilkinson

Votes: 6,431

United States (quasi-historical)

6/10

9. Yes Minister (1980–1984)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy

8.6
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The Right Honorable James Hacker has landed the plum job of Cabinet Minister to the Department of Administration. At last he is in a position of power and can carry out some long-needed reforms - or so he thinks.

Stars: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, Diana Hoddinott

Votes: 9,155

United Kingdom / England

7/10

10. Yes, Prime Minister (1986–1987)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.6
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James Hacker was propelled along the corridors of power to the very pinnacle of politics - No. 10.

Stars: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, Diana Hoddinott

Votes: 6,707

United Kingdom / England

7/10

11. Borgen (2010–2013)

TV-14 | 58 min | Drama

8.5
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A political drama about a prime minister's rise to power, and how power changes a prime minister.

Stars: Sidse Babett Knudsen, Birgitte Hjort Sørensen, Emil Poulsen, Freja Riemann

Votes: 13,514

Denmark (The Folketing (parliament) with the Prime Minister as the protagonist)

7/10

12. L'état de Grace (2006– )

52 min | Comedy, Drama

5.9
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Stars: Anne Consigny, Frédéric Pierrot, Zinedine Soualem, Yves Jacques

Votes: 26

France: President

13. G.B.H. (1991– )

567 min | Drama

8.7
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Michael Murray is an ambitious and charismatic politician, Jim Nelson is a much loved headmaster of a local school for disturbed children. When the paths of these two men cross, things are ... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Lindsay, Michael Palin, Dearbhla Molloy, Alan Igbon

Votes: 547

United Kingdom / England

14. House of Cards (1990)

TV-14 | 226 min | Drama

8.6
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The schemes of a ruthlessly ambitious British politician who will stop at nothing to get to the top.

Stars: Ian Richardson, Susannah Harker, Miles Anderson, Alphonsia Emmanuel

Votes: 10,396

United Kingdom: Chief whip Followed by To Play The King

7/10

15. The New Statesman (1987–1992)

70 min | Comedy

7.9
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In a parody of 1980s Conservatism, Rik Mayall is Alan B'Stard MP, the most machiavellian Tory of them all.

Stars: Rik Mayall, Michael Troughton, Marsha Fitzalan, Terence Alexander

Votes: 1,861

United Kingdom / England

16. The Thick of It (2005–2012)

TV-MA | 29 min | Comedy

8.7
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Set in the corridors of power and spin, the Minister for Social Affairs, is continually harassed by Number 10's policy enforcer and dependent on his not-so-reliable team of civil servants.

Stars: Chris Addison, James Smith, Peter Capaldi, Joanna Scanlan

Votes: 15,178

United Kingdom / England

7/10 (after 1st season)

17. Boss (2011–2012)

TV-MA | 56 min | Crime, Drama

8.1
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Mayor Tom Kane, diagnosed with a dementia disorder, struggles to keep his grip on power in Chicago.

Stars: Kelsey Grammer, Connie Nielsen, Hannah Ware, Jeff Hephner

Votes: 16,049

United States: Chicago (Local politics)

7/10

18. Tanner '88 (1988– )

Not Rated | 353 min | Comedy

8.0
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A behind-the-scenes look at a former Michigan U.S. Representative's campaign as he vies for his party's Presidential nomination.

Stars: Michael Murphy, Pamela Reed, Daniel Jenkins, Matt Malloy

Votes: 650

United States

19. The State Within (2006)

360 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.9
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After a plane explodes over Washington D.C. panic begins to envelop the British embassy, and its ambassador to the U.S. Mark Brydon finds himself caught up in a potentially damaging diplomatic incident.

Stars: Jason Isaacs, Ben Daniels, Eva Birthistle, Neil Pearson

Votes: 2,051

United Kingdom (Ambassador to the United States)

20. Quentin Durgens, M.P. (1966–1971)

60 min

7.6
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Stars: Jean Cavall, Eric Grouix, Suzanne Lévesque, Gordon Pinsent

Votes: 11

Canada

21. The Politician's Wife (1995– )

185 min | Drama

7.9
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A woman's life is turned upside down when it is revealed that her husband, a member of the British Parliament, has been having an affair with a former prostitute.

Stars: Juliet Stevenson, Trevor Eve, Anton Lesser, Ian Bannen

Votes: 432

United Kingdom / England

22. Party Animals (2007– )

Drama

7.7
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Follows the lives of several young adults whose lives intertwine with their jobs in the Parliment of the United Kingdom.

Stars: Andrew Buchan, Shelley Conn, Andrea Riseborough, Matt Smith

Votes: 452

United Kingdom / England

23. Not My Department (1987– )

30 min

6.9
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Stars: Babs Hopkinson, Lynette Louise, Geraint Wyn Davies, Harry Ditson

Votes: 7

Canada (Yes minister-remake)

24. No Job for a Lady (1990–1992)

30 min | Comedy

7.0
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Jean Price is the idealistic, newly-elected Labour Party Member of Parliament for a deprived inner-city constituency. She must try to balance her work with her family life, learn the ways of the House and try to keep her principles.

Stars: Penelope Keith, Mark Kingston, Garfield Morgan, Paul Young

Votes: 60

United Kingdom / England

25. Ekipa (2007– )

60 min | Drama

7.3
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Stars: Katarzyna Herman, Rafal Mackowiak, Marcin Perchuc, Krzysztof Stroinski

Votes: 174

Poland

26. Kariera Nikodema Dyzmy (1980– )

50 min | Comedy

8.3
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An unemployed man goes to Warsaw to look for a job. By accident he gets into the high society circles and starts a spectacular career.

Stars: Roman Wilhelmi, Bronislaw Pawlik, Hanna Balinska, Barbara Burska

Votes: 224

Poland

27. Dan for Mayor (2010– )

30 min | Comedy

4.4
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A man named Dan who doesn't know anything about politics decides to run for mayor of his city; Shenanigans ensue.

Stars: Fred Ewanuick, Mary Ashton, Paul Bates, Benjamin Ayres

Votes: 500

Canada (Local government)

28. Embassy (1990–1992)

50 min | Drama

6.7
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A soap opera set in the Australian embassy to Ragaan, an imaginary South East Asian country.

Stars: Alan Fletcher, Nicki Wendt, Joseph Spano, Frankie J. Holden

Votes: 20

Australia (Embassy in Asia)

29. Grass Roots (2000–2003)

50 min | Comedy

8.2
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The series is set around the fictional Arcadia Waters Council near Sydney, and was primarily a satirical look at the machinations of local government.

Stars: Geoff Morrell, Zoe Carides, John Clayton, Rhondda Findleton

Votes: 68

Australia (Local government)

30. Hail to the Chief (1985– )

30 min | Comedy

7.5
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Julia Mansfield is the first woman to be elected President of the United States. In addition to dealing with the threat of nuclear war with the Soviet Union, spies in the cabinet, and ... See full summary »

Stars: Patty Duke, Ted Bessell, Quinn Cummings, Ricky Paull Goldin

Votes: 41

United States

31. He's the Mayor (1986– )

30 min | Comedy

6.0
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A new young mayor takes over when the previous office holder is ousted for being a criminal. Today it would be a fantasy show.

Stars: Kevin Hooks, Al Fann, David Graf, Wesley Thompson

Votes: 16

United States (Local government)

32. Spin City (1996–2002)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy

7.3
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In this sitcom, Charlie, who takes Mike Flaherty's place in later years, is the Deputy Mayor of New York City, and his team of half-wits must constantly save the Mayor from embarrassment and the media.

Stars: Michael J. Fox, Charlie Sheen, Heather Locklear, Richard Kind

Votes: 23,138

United States: New York City

4/10 (I have only watched a few episodes)

33. The Hollowmen (2008)

27 min | Comedy, Drama

8.3
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Mockumentary that follows the daily situations in which the staff from the Australian Prime Minister find themselves.

Stars: Lachy Hulme, David James, Neil Melville, Rob Sitch

Votes: 500

Australia

34. In Opposition (1989– )

30 min

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Stars: Damir Andrei, Jennifer Dale, Lawrence Dane, Peter Keleghan

Canada

35. Lefties (2006– )

60 min | Documentary

6.8
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Votes: 9

United Kingdom (Documentary series)

36. Tory! Tory! Tory! (2006– )

60 min | Documentary

7.9
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The history of the people and ideas that formed Thatcherism, charting the events and the effects of 'Margaret Thatcher''s years in power.

Stars: Haydn Gwynne, Simon Jenkins, Shirley Williams, Michael Dobbs

Votes: 18

United Kingdom (Documentary series)

37. Mister Sterling (2003– )

60 min | Drama, Romance

8.1
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The scandal-free son of a former Governor of California is appointed to be Senator, whereupon it's discovered he's an independent. Modern day Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

Stars: Josh Brolin, Audra McDonald, William Russ, David Norona

Votes: 128

United States (Senate)

38. Miliband of Brothers (2010 TV Movie)

48 min | Documentary, Drama

6.9
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Charting the rise of the Milliband brother, from their left-wing upbringing to their University days, using dramatized scenes and interviews with people who knew them.

Director: Richard Curson Smith | Stars: Samantha Morton, Henry Lloyd-Hughes, Ben Lloyd-Hughes, Katherine Kanter

Votes: 9

United Kingdom (Documentary series)

39. Commander in Chief (2005–2006)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama

6.8
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MacKenzie Allen becomes the first woman American president after she ascends to the job following the death of president Teddy Bridges.

Stars: Geena Davis, Donald Sutherland, Harry Lennix, Kyle Secor

Votes: 3,082

United States: President

40. Change (2008– )

Drama

7.9
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Stars: Takuya Kimura, Eri Fukatsu, Akira Terao, Rosa Katô

Votes: 173

Japan

41. The Bold Ones: The Senator (1970–1971)

60 min | Drama

8.0
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Hays Stowe is a new senator who comes to Washington DC with his wife Erin and daughter Norma. He arrives full of optimism that being on the side of justice can help him change things for ... See full summary »

Stars: Hal Holbrook, Michael Tolan, Kate Hawley, Sharon Acker

Votes: 51

United States: Senate

42. The Amazing Mrs Pritchard (2006– )

60 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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The story follows Mrs Ros Pritchard, a successful manager of a supermarket. When a couple of politicians make a spectacle of themselves outside her shop, Ros decides to stand for election ... See full summary »

Stars: Jane Horrocks, Steven Mackintosh, Jodhi May, Jemma McKenzie-Brown

Votes: 434

United Kingdom

43. K Street (2003– )

30 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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A semi-improvised lobbyist satire.

Stars: Mary McCormack, John Slattery, Roger Guenveur Smith, James Carville

Votes: 231

United States (Lobbyists)

44. Benson (1979–1986)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

7.1
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Jessica Tate's sharp-tongued former butler, Benson DuBois, moves up in the world, becoming first the governor's "director of household affairs," then the state's budget director, then lieutenant governor and candidate for the executive mansion.

Stars: Robert Guillaume, James Noble, Inga Swenson, Missy Gold

Votes: 2,276

United States (Head of Household Affairs for a Governor)

45. Absolute Power (2003– )

29 min | Comedy

8.2
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The inner workings of a successful PR firm - lying for a living.

Stars: Stephen Fry, John Bird, James Lance, Zoe Telford

Votes: 827

United Kingdom / England (Public relations company)

46. John Adams (2008– )

TV-14 | 71 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.6
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The life of one of the USA's Founding Fathers, its second President, and his role in the nation's first 50 years.

Stars: Paul Giamatti, Laura Linney, John Dossett, Stephen Dillane

Votes: 22,827

United States (historical)

8/10

47. Kennedy (1983)

282 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.0
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Biography of the 1961-1963 Presidency of John F. Kennedy.

Stars: John Shea, E.G. Marshall, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Andrew Rayden

Votes: 444

United States (historical)

48. Parks and Recreation (2009–2015)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

8.6
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The absurd antics of an Indiana town's public officials as they pursue sundry projects to make their city a better place.

Stars: Amy Poehler, Jim O'Heir, Nick Offerman, Chris Pratt

Votes: 151,337

United States: Indiana (Local government)

7/10 (After 5th season)

49. Kanzleramt (2005– )

45 min | Drama

6.7
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Stars: Claudia Michelsen, Isabel Hindersin, Karoline Teska, Markus Boysen

Votes: 21

Germany (Chancellor/Bundeskanzler)

50. The Wire (2002–2008)

TV-MA | 59 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

9.3
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Baltimore drug scene, seen through the eyes of drug dealers and law enforcement.

Stars: Dominic West, Lance Reddick, Sonja Sohn, Wendell Pierce

Votes: 221,551

United States: Baltimore (Season 3 focuses on politics)

7/10 (Season 3)

51. The Final Cut (1995)

206 min | Drama

8.2
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Francis Urquhart is too experienced a politician not to know that everything must end, even his long career as British prime minister. In order to secure his retirement and establish ... See full summary »

Stars: Ian Richardson, Diane Fletcher, Paul Freeman, Isla Blair

Votes: 2,762

United Kingdom: Prime Minister

7/10

52. To Play the King (1993)

218 min | Drama

8.5
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Francis Urquhart, the unscrupulous but cunning Conservative Prime Minister, has his survival threatened by a liberal monarch and an upcoming General Election.

Stars: Ian Richardson, Michael Kitchen, Kitty Aldridge, Colin Jeavons

Votes: 3,295

United Kingdom: Prime Minister Preceded by House of Cards (1990). Followed by The Final Cut.

7/10

53. A Very British Coup (1988– )

148 min | Drama

8.4
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Harry Perkins, steel worker and trade unionist from Sheffield, becomes Prime Minister of the UK by a landslide, partly because of corruption and public disillusionment with the Conservative... See full summary »

Stars: Ray McAnally, Marjorie Yates, Geoffrey Beevers, Hugh Martin

Votes: 656

United Kingdom / England (Prime Minister)

54. Our Friends in the North (1996– )

623 min | Drama

8.7
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A nine part series depicting the varying fortunes of four friends, Nicky, Geordie, Mary, and Tosker, from the optimistic times of 1964 to the uncertainties of 1995. Taking nine pivotal ... See full summary »

Stars: Christopher Eccleston, Mark Strong, Gina McKee, Daniel Craig

Votes: 1,268

England: Newcastle (Local government)

55. The Running Mate (2007– )

Drama

7.7
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Set in Kerry, Ireland, the series is about a candidate for political office who forms an alliance with an unlikely partner when his campaign is not going according to plan.

Stars: Denis Conway, Don Wycherley, Eamonn Hunt, Linda Bhreathnach

Votes: 7

Ireland

56. The Civil War (1990)

TV-14 | 680 min | Documentary, History, War

9.2
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A comprehensive survey of the American Civil War.

Stars: David McCullough, Sam Waterston, Julie Harris, Jason Robards

Votes: 8,591

United States (Historical)

57. The Newsroom (2012–2014)

TV-MA | 55 min | Drama

8.6
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A newsroom undergoes some changes in its workings and morals as a new team is brought in, bringing unexpected results for its existing news anchor.

Stars: Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, John Gallagher Jr., Alison Pill

Votes: 89,857

United States (News TV station). The station Atlantis Cable News (ACN) is based in New York.

8/10 (After 2nd season)

58. House of Cards (2013– )

TV-MA | 51 min | Drama

8.9
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A Congressman works with his equally conniving wife to exact revenge on the people who betrayed him.

Stars: Kevin Spacey, Michel Gill, Robin Wright, Kate Mara

Votes: 392,769

United States: Senate (majority whip) in 1st season. Loosely based on the British series House of Cards (1990).

8/10 (After 2nd season)

59. Danes for Bush (2004)

28 min | Documentary

7.0
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Travel documentary portraying Mads Cortzen and Jacob Boeschou, two long time admirers of the United States and supporters of President George W. Bush who now strive to convince Americans to vote for the Republican President.

Stars: Mads Brügger, Jakob S. Boeskov

Votes: 43

United States (Presidential election 2004, mockumentary)

7/10

60. Yes We Canberra! (2010)

26 min | Comedy

8.1
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The Chaser boys take on Australia's 2010 election.

Stars: Andrew Hansen, Chas Licciardello, Julian Morrow, Craig Reucassel

Votes: 47

Australia (Satire)

61. The Chaser Decides (2004–2007)

30 min | Comedy

8.3
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Stars: Andrew Hansen, Dominic Knight, Chas Licciardello, Julian Morrow

Votes: 116

Australia (Satire)

62. Top of the Hill (1989– )

60 min | Drama

7.0
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Thomas Bell's father is a congressman but poor health forces him to resign, so Thomas decides to run for his father's vacated position and wins. Now he looks at things in black and white ... See full summary »

Stars: William Katt, Jordan Baker, Tony Edwards, Vincent Guastaferro

Votes: 11

United States: House of Representatives.

63. Kommissionen (2005)

86 min | Drama

6.3
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What if terrorist attack hit Stockholm? The city in flames. Thousands injured blocking the hospital. Will there be more attacks?

Stars: Loa Falkman, Katarina Ewerlöf, Chatarina Larsson, Göran Gillinger

Votes: 148

Sweden: Terrorism commission.

6/10

64. Stump! (2012– )

Short, Comedy

8.2
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Imagine that the next president of the United States is chosen on a reality TV show. The contestants will undergo bi-partisanship, personal contests, and grueling challenges. The winner ... See full summary »

Stars: Kendra Munger, Jeff Ahern, Nadia Ahern, Rhys Ahern

Votes: 17

United States: Game show for presidential candidates

2/10 (I did not finish watching this)

65. The Tudors (2007–2010)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.1
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A dramatic series about the reign and marriages of King Henry VIII.

Stars: Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Henry Cavill, Anthony Brophy, James Frain

Votes: 57,533

England: Henry VIII (King)

66. Rome (2005–2007)

TV-MA | 90 min | Action, Drama, History

8.8
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A down-to-earth account of the lives of both illustrious and ordinary Romans set in the last days of the Roman Republic.

Stars: Kevin McKidd, Ray Stevenson, Polly Walker, Kerry Condon

Votes: 129,908

Roman Empire

67. Nancy Astor (1982– )

55 min | Biography, Drama

8.0
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Virginia-born Lady Astor is the first woman to sit in Parliament. Her outspokenness in unpopular causes leaves her open to heartbreak, public and private.

Stars: Lisa Harrow, Lise Hilboldt, James Fox, Dan O'Herlihy

Votes: 37

England: Parliament (Nancy Astor)

68. Blind Ambition (1979– )

480 min | Biography, Drama

7.6
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Television series docu-drama traces the career of John Dean, special counsel of president Nixon.

Stars: Martin Sheen, Michael Callan, William Daniels, Clifford David

Votes: 109

United States: White House Counsel (John Dean, Nixon Administration)

69. Ved kongens bord (2005– )

360 min | Drama, Thriller

5.7
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Stars: Lasse Kolsrud, Lasse Lindtner, Gisken Armand, Nils Ole Oftebro

Votes: 25

Norway

70. Snakes & Ladders (2004– )

60 min | Drama

6.8
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Shannon Jennings, fresh out of university, finds herself immersed in the political backrooms of Ottawa in her new job as executive assistant to a federal Cabinet Minister.

Stars: Amy Price-Francis, Jeremy Akerman, Robert Bockstael, Kim Dunn

Votes: 17

Canada (Executive assistant to a federal Cabinet Minister)

71. Presidentit (2005–2006)

30 min | Drama, History

8.2
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Stars: Ari Ylä-Anttila, Pertti Sveholm, Antti Litja, Lasse Pöysti

Votes: 20

Finland

72. Let's Go Nagatacho (2001– )

Drama

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Stars: Tôru Emori, Issa Hentona, Mitsuru Hirata, Sô Hirosawa

Japan

73. Hideyoshi (1996– )

Action, Adventure, Drama

6.6
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A dramatized biography of the second of Japan's three legendary leaders. Rising from obscurity, Hideyoshi served under the command of Oda Nobunaga. With an extrodinary combination of ... See full summary »

Stars: Beat Kiyoshi, Ryû Manatsu, Hidekazu Nagae, Rô Naruse

Votes: 8

Japan (Toyotomi Hideyoshi)

74. Gottwald (1986– )

514 min | Drama

2.8
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Stars: Jirí Stepnicka, Jaroslav Moucka, Jirina Svorcová, Ivan Vyskocil

Votes: 9

Czechoslovakia: Prime Minister/President (Klement Gottwald)

75. Elizabeth I (2005– )

TV-MA | 223 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.1
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Miniseries about the the public and private lives of the later years of Queen Elizabeth I.

Stars: Helen Mirren, Hugh Dancy, Toby Jones, Patrick Malahide

Votes: 5,571

England

76. Putin, Russia and the West (2011)

60 min | Documentary

8.0
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Putin, Russia and the West is a four-part British documentary television series first shown in January and February 2012 on BBC Two about the relationship between Vladimir Putin's Russia ... See full synopsis »

Stars: Rupert Graves, Sergei Ivanov, Sergei Prikhodko, Condoleezza Rice

Votes: 289

Russia: President/Prime Minister (Putin). Documentary series.

8/10

77. Washington: Behind Closed Doors (1977– )

750 min | Drama

8.2
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The story of a power-hungry U.S. President, and the men, with whom he surrounds himself, in order to keep his hold on power. Based on John Ehrlichman's book about the Nixon administration.

Stars: Cliff Robertson, Jason Robards, Stefanie Powers, Robert Vaughn

Votes: 152

United States: President (Based on Nixon administration)

78. Lincoln (1974– )

Biography, Drama, History

8.3
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The life of Abraham Lincoln is told in episodic parts.

Stars: Hal Holbrook, Sada Thompson, Michael Cristofer, James Carroll Jordan

Votes: 54

United States: President (Abraham Lincoln)

79. Capitol (1982–1987)

30 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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This daytime serial dramatized the power struggles and personal machinations between two feuding political families the wealthy Cleggs and middle-class McCandlesses. Storylines developed ... See full summary »

Stars: Miranda Wilson, Bill Beyers, Jeff Chamberlain, Constance Towers

Votes: 84

United States

80. Lincoln (1988– )

188 min | Drama

7.3
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After arriving in Washington in 1861 after his election, Abraham Lincoln struggles with personal and political problems during his Presidency.

Stars: Richard Mulligan, Deborah Adair, Tom Brennan, Gregory Cooke

Votes: 337

United States: President (Abraham Lincoln)

81. The Powers That Be (1992–1993)

30 min | Comedy

8.3
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William Powers is a clueless senator whose career is actually run by his manipulative wife Margaret, his smart chief of staff (and mistress) Jordan, and his political aide Bradley. At home,... See full summary »

Stars: John Forsythe, Holland Taylor, Eve Gordon, Peter MacNicol

Votes: 285

United States: Senator

82. That's My Bush! (2001)

30 min | Comedy

7.4
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Somewhat dim President George W. Bush's White House more closely resembles the set of a sitcom than real life, down to the laugh track.

Stars: Timothy Bottoms, Carrie Quinn Dolin, Kurt Fuller, Marcia Wallace

Votes: 1,767

United States: President (George Walker Bush)

5/10

83. Grandpa Goes to Washington (1978–1979)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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A crusty down-to-earth professor with no previous political experience is elected to the U.S. Senate.

Stars: Patti Deutsch, Jack Albertson, Larry Linville, Sue Ane Langdon

Votes: 9

United States: Senate

84. The Dismissal (1983)

90 min | Drama, History

8.5
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The drama surrounding the dismissal of Mr. Gough Whitlam as the Labor Prime Minister of Australia - on 11 November, 1975 - by the then Governor-General of Australia, Sir John Kerr - and the... See full summary »

Stars: Max Phipps, John Stanton, Bill Hunter, John Meillon

Votes: 153

Australia: Prime Minister (Gough Whitlam)

85. The First Churchills (1969– )

50 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.4
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The television dramatization of the lives of John Churchill, the first Duke of Marlborough and his wife Sarah.

Stars: John Neville, Susan Hampshire, John Standing, Robert Robinson

Votes: 171

England (John Churchill)

86. De unges forbund (1986– )

Comedy, Drama

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Stars: Sven Nordin, Henki Kolstad, Espen Skjønberg, Knut Wigert

Norway

87. Bunker, le cirque (2002– )

Comedy, Drama

7.0
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Puissances de l'ombre, hommes de paille, luttes féroces, manipulations et têtes sacrifiées à l'autel du pouvoir: telles sont les principales forces en présence de Bunker, dont le centre ... See full summary »

Stars: Paul Ahmarani, Laurent Allaire, Louise Bombardier, Raymond Bouchard

Votes: 51

Canada: Government of Quebec.

88. 1600 Penn (2012–2013)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy

5.7
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President Gilcrest and his trophy wife are living in the White House, with their overachieving daughter sidetracked by pregnancy, a couch potato hopeless son, a genius young son, and an odd middle school girl.

Stars: Josh Gad, Jenna Elfman, Martha MacIsaac, André Holland

Votes: 3,608

United States: President, first lady and their family.

5/10

89. Scandal (2012– )

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Thriller

7.8
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A former White House Communications Director starts her own crisis management firm only to realize her clients are not the only ones with secrets.

Stars: Kerry Washington, Katie Lowes, Guillermo Díaz, Joshua Malina

Votes: 59,381

United States: Former White House communications director

5/10 (After 6th season)

90. Alpha House (2013– )

TV-MA | 25 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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Four Republican senators share the same D.C. house rental, and face re-election battles, looming indictments, and parties -- all with a sense of humor.

Stars: John Goodman, Clark Johnson, Matt Malloy, Mark Consuelos

Votes: 3,741

United States: 4 senators.

5/10 (After 2nd season)

91. The Good Wife (2009–2016)

TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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Alicia has been a good wife to her husband, a former state's attorney. After a very humiliating sex and corruption scandal, he is behind bars. She must now provide for her family and returns to work as a litigator in a law firm.

Stars: Julianna Margulies, Chris Noth, Josh Charles, Matt Czuchry

Votes: 57,478

United States: Chicago. The story evolves about the wife of a State's Attorney.

7/10

92. The White Queen (2013)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.8
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Three different, yet equally relentless women vie for the throne in 15th Century England.

Stars: Aneurin Barnard, Rebecca Ferguson, Amanda Hale, Faye Marsay

Votes: 18,263

England: Royal family (15th century)

93. Jack & Bobby (2004–2005)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

8.0
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The early life of Bobby McCallister, a progressive President of the United States from 2041 to 2049, is explored.

Stars: Christine Lahti, Matt Long, Logan Lerman, Jessica Paré

Votes: 1,954

United States: President (Faux documentary from 2049)

94. Il giovane Mussolini (1993– )

R | 114 min | Biography, Drama, History

5.6
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The story starts at the point in Benito Mussolini's life when, at the age of nineteen, he gave up being a schoolmaster, left his home town of Forli and, as a guest worker on a building-site... See full summary »

Stars: Antonio Banderas, Toni Bertorelli, Valentina Lainati, Franco Mescolini

Votes: 173

Italy: Prime Minister (Benito Mussolini)

95. Partiets mand (2014– )

Comedy

6.2
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Stars: Jesper Asholt, Jens Andersen, Rasmus Bruun, Paprika Steen

Votes: 26

Denmark: (The Folketing (parliament) with a substitute MP as the protagonist)

5/10

96. I, Claudius (1976)

Not Rated | 669 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.9
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The history of the Roman Empire as experienced by one of its rulers.

Stars: Derek Jacobi, John Hurt, Siân Phillips, Brian Blessed

Votes: 12,821

Roman Empire: Claudius

97. House of Saddam (2008– )

TV-MA | 232 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.6
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A mini-series that explores the inner workings of Saddam Hussein's family and his relationship with his closest advisers.

Stars: Igal Naor, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Makram Khoury, Philip Arditti

Votes: 3,188

Iraq: Saddam Hussein

98. Valg i kommunen (2013– )

23 min | Comedy

7.4
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Stars: Ole Dupont, Susanne Hacke, Petrine Agger, Ferdinand Glad Bach

Votes: 10

Denmark: Local politics

Sequel to Jul i Kommunen.

99. Jul i kommunen (2012)

9 min | Comedy, Drama

6.8
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Stars: Lars Ranthe, Troels Malling Thaarup, Mathilde Norholt, Brian Lykke

Votes: 25

Denmark: Local politics (Christmas show, 24 episodes)

Prequel to Valg i Kommunen.

5/10. The final 5 episodes were the best.

100. Madam Secretary (2014– )

TV-PG | 45 min | Drama

7.6
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A political drama which looks into the life of the Secretary of State as she tries to balance work with family.

Stars: Téa Leoni, Tim Daly, Patina Miller, Geoffrey Arend

Votes: 14,756

USA: Secretary of State.

7/10 (after 3rd season)