Adult games: 20 series about politics and the struggle for power

The actions of politicians are always in the spotlight of the press, and the life of big shots is often accompanied by scandals and intrigues. That’s just the struggle for influence and power is hidden behind a dense veil, where few manage to look. But cinema provides such an opportunity, and we have collected for you the most interesting series about politics: from comedies and realistic dramas to famously twisted thrillers.

Green Mayor (2021)

The novelty of the movie will tell about the difficult elections in the Russian outback. A guy expelled from the capital’s university returns to his native provincial town and is horrified by what he sees. The once flourishing region is more like a garbage dump due to emissions from a local factory, and the situation is approaching an environmental disaster. Together with his friends, Kirill organizes the “green” movement, nominating his own candidate in the upcoming mayoral elections.

What do you think, is it worth filming a sequel, and what should be in it?

Genre:
Comedy, drama

Actors:
Ilya Malanin, Philip Ershov, Vasily Kopeikin …

Country:
Russia

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.4

Age restrictions:
18+


Slippery Road (2020)

The list of the best new series includes a drama about the charismatic politician Peter Lawrence, played by British actor Hugh Laurie. An ambitious minister represents the conservative party, but one day juicy details of the personal life of a high-ranking official appear in the media. Peter is not embarrassed by the publication of scandalous facts, since nothing can stop him on his way to the top of the political Olympus.

Original title:
Roadkill

Genre:
Thriller, drama

Actors:
Hugh Laurie, Helen McCrory, Olivia Winall …

Country:
United Kingdom

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.2, IMDb – 6.8

Age restrictions:
16+


The Last Minister (2020)

Due to a ridiculous typo, Yevgeny Tikhomirov becomes the mayor of the small Russian town of Malaya Pyshma, which he later accidentally burns to the ground. The higher ranks became interested in the personality of the politician – and they appointed the former head to the post of head of the Ministry of Planning. The goal of the conspirators is to destroy the departmental unit, and Tikhomirov is ideal for the role of the executor of such a mission.

Genre:
Comedy

Actors:
Jan Tsapnik, Olga Sutulova, Nelli Uvarova …

Country:
Russia

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.3, IMDb – 6.9

Age restrictions:
18+


The Loudest Voice (2019)

The highly rated American political series is based on the true life of Fox News CEO Roger Ailes. The episodes touch upon life-changing moments in an official’s career, from working for Donald Trump’s team to scandalous allegations of sexual harassment. The series will reveal the secrets behind the scenes of television – the most powerful weapon for manipulating people’s minds.

Original title:
The Loudest Voice

Genre:
Drama, biography

Actors:
Russell Crowe, Sienna Miller, Seth MacFarlane, Naomi Watts…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.4, IMDb – 7.9

Age restrictions:
16+


Politician (2019 – 2020)

Young Peyton dreams of becoming the President of the United States since childhood, but first plans to win elections at school . The struggle for high positions within the walls of an educational institution is no different from real political games. Violence reigns in the election campaign, and candidates are ready for any meanness for the sake of the coveted position. Peyton sees the ferocious school romp as a rehearsal for the upcoming assault on the Senate and the White House.

Original title:
The Politician

Genre:
Comedy

Actors:
Ben Platt, Zoey Deutch, Lucy Boynton, Gwyneth Paltrow …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.6, IMDb – 7.5

Age restrictions:
16+


Mindless (2016)

A foreign comedy series about power and politics is worth watching for fans of black humor . Laurel Healy is keen on making documentary films but loses funding for a new project. The father agrees to help financially on the condition that the daughter will work for several months at the headquarters of her senator brother. A few days later, Laurel makes a shocking discovery about the introduction of alien insects into the heads of politicians, so she is forced to try on the role of a real detective.

Original title:
BrainDead

Genre:
Horror, fantasy, thriller, drama, comedy

Actors:
Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Daniel Pino, Aaron Tveit …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.3, IMDb – 8.1

Age restrictions:
18+


Crown (2016 – 2020)

In 1947, the young Princess Elizabeth is going to marry the Danish Prince Philip, who is crazy about his chosen one. The beginning of the story resembles a fairy tale, when lovers are destined to live happily ever after. However, over Elizabeth, in addition to the marriage crown, hangs the weight of the crown, like the sword of Damocles. The princess will have to make a number of fateful political decisions, which later turned her into the most revered monarch.

Original title:
The Crown

Genre:
Drama, history, biography

Actors:
Claire Foy, Olivia Colman, Imelda Staunton …

Country:
United Kingdom

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 8.3, IMDb – 8.6

Age restrictions:
18+


Latest candidate (2016 – 2019)

The plot of one of the best series about politics begins with a monstrous terrorist attack in the Capitol. A powerful explosion takes the lives of the President of the United States and his deputies, so the Secretary of Urban Development, Tom Kirkman, is temporarily appointed to the post of head of state. The politician has no idea how to govern the country, and the thundering explosion becomes the first link in the chain of tragic events.

Original title:
Designated Survivor

Genre:
Action, thriller, drama, detective

Actors:
Kiefer Sutherland, Adan Canto, Italia Ricci …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.7, IMDb – 7.5

Age restrictions:
16+


Servant of the people (2015 – 2019)

In a conversation with a colleague, teacher Vasily Goloborodko spoke sharply about the leadership of the country, and the students managed to film the fiery speech. The scandalous video quickly became viral, and the people considered the future president of Ukraine in the teacher. Vasily manages to win the elections, and the man sincerely believes in a happy future for the state. However, turning wild dreams into reality turns out to be much more difficult.

Genre:
Comedy

Actors:
Vladimir Zelensky, Stanislav Boklan, Natalya Sumskaya …

Country:
Ukraine

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.9, IMDb – 6.8

Age restrictions:
12+


Secretary of State (2014 – 2019)

Top series about politics continues the story of former CIA analyst Elizabeth McCord. The woman left a high position in a secret unit, lectures to university students and just enjoys life. After the sudden death of the Secretary of State of the United States, Elizabeth is offered to take his place – and in the first working days, McCord manages to make serious and influential enemies.

Original title:
Madam Secretary

Genre:
Drama

Actors:
Tea Leoni, Tim Daly, Erich Bergen …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.4, IMDb – 7.6

Age restrictions:
16+


House of Cards (2013 – 2018)

Ambitious congressman Frank Underwood is ready to make his way to the top of his political career by any means. The next goal of the official is the position of Secretary of State, but the President of America at the last moment changes the preliminary decision. Frank is refused, the coveted post goes to another – and Underwood begins to develop a cruel revenge plan .

Original title:
House of Cards

Genre:
Drama

Actors:
Robin Wright, Michael Kelly, Kevin Spacey …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 8.3, IMDb – 8.7

Age restrictions:
18+


Politician Woman’s Husband (2013)

A short British series will be appreciated by fans of films about political intrigues. Everyone considers Freya Gardner and Aiden Hoynes the perfect couple, but a woman constantly has to balance between responsible work and household chores. An autistic son is in the care of his parents and requires special attention. The life of the spouses changes when Aiden speaks with loud criticism of the opponent, but none of the comrades-in-arms dares to hold his colleague. The man turns out to be out of politics, and Freya gets the coveted position.

Original title:
The Politician’s Husband

Genre:
Drama

Actors:
David Tennant, Emily Watson, Jack Shepard …

Country:
United Kingdom

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.6, IMDb – 7.2

Age restrictions:
16+


Vice President (2012 – 2019)

Selina Mayer made the dream of many ambitious women about a career in politics a reality by taking a high public office. However, the position of vice president becomes a heavy burden when Selina realizes the responsibility for words and actions. A woman has to control every phrase and action, daily walking along the razor’s edge. While Mayer understands the intricacies of the political game, any undertaking turns into a problem for her.

Original title:
Veep

Genre:
Comedy

Actors:
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Anna Chlumsky, Tony Hale …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.4, IMDb – 8.3

Age limit:
16+


Scandal (2012 – 2018)

Thanks to its high rating, the provocative American thriller hit the top political TV series. Olivia Pope has worked for a long time in the press service of the American president, so she is fluent in the intricacies of the behind-the-scenes game. A woman opens her own agency to help powerful people get out of scandalous situations before they become the protagonists of screaming headlines.

Original title:
Scandal

Genre:
Thriller, drama

Actors:
Kerry Washington, Darby Stanchfield, Katie Lowes …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.6, IMDb – 7.7

Age restrictions:
16+


Politicians (2012)

The wife of the ex-president of America, Elaine Barrish, no longer intends to remain in the shadow of an influential husband, so she begins her own political career. A woman wins the gubernatorial election, after which she aims for the post of head of the United States. Elaine fails, but becomes secretary of state, and the new position turns into a series of serious tests.

Original title:
Political Animals

Genre:
Drama

Actors:
Sigourney Weaver, Carla Gugino, James Wolf…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.3, IMDb – 7.7

Age restrictions:
16+


Boss (2011 – 2012)

Thomas Kane has been the mayor of Chicago for a long time, keeping power in his hands thanks to the support of local businessmen. Entrepreneurs provide their favorite with high ratings, so the man is sure of a political triumph in the upcoming elections. However, the news of a fatal illness destroys the ambitious plans of Thomas. On one side of the scale is a high position, and on the other – his own life.

Original Title :
Boss

Genre:
Drama, Crime

Actors:
Kelsey Grammer, Connie Nielsen, Hannah Ware…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.9, IMDb – 8.1

Age Limits :
16+


The Kennedy clan (2011)

The legendary 35th President of America has written one of the brightest chapters in the history of the United States. The mini-series tells about the famous family, which settled in the White House for a long time, never gave up and did not succumb to difficulties. A series of tragic events makes one think about the veracity of the existence of a family curse that haunts the powerful Kennedy clan.

Original title:
The Kennedys

Genre:
Drama, romance, history

Actors:
Greg Kinnear, Barry Pepper, Katie Holmes, Tom Wilkinson…

Country:
Canada, USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.5, IMDb – 7.6

Age restrictions:
16+


Government (2010 – 2013)

Birgitte Nyborg has been leading the Moderate Party for many years, so she decides to run for the post of Prime Minister of Denmark. The woman does not believe in her own victory, but gets the coveted position thanks to the scandalous compromising evidence published against her opponents. Together with the authorities, Birgitte receives colossal responsibility for making decisions on which the fate of the country and its citizens depends.

Original title:
Borgen

Genre:
Drama

Actors:
Sidse Babett Knudsen, Birgitta Jort Sorensen, Freya Riemann …

Country:
Denmark

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.9, IMDb – 8.5

Age restrictions:
16+


The thick of things (2005 – 2012)

After the forced resignation of Lawton, the post of Minister for Social Affairs is taken by Hugh Abbott. The man soon understands the reason for the dismissal of his predecessor, as the flighty director of communications Malcolm Tucker is trying to manage all the employees. Aggression often goes beyond the permissible, and one day backstage intrigues reach their climax.

Original title:
The Thick of It

Genre:
Comedy

Actors:
Chris Addison, James Smith, Peter Capaldi …

Country:
United Kingdom

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 8.0, IMDb – 8.7

Age limit:
16+


West Wing (1999 – 2006)

A fascinating series will lift the veil of secrecy over the everyday life of the American president and White House staff. Key moments, daily work, difficult relations with the press, ups and downs – the plot sometimes resembles an intricate detective story. The consideration of important decisions, as a rule, is based on proven political technologies, but sometimes it is necessary to be guided by personal experience in order to strengthen the position of the United States in the world.

Original title:
The West Wing

Genre:
Drama

Actors:
Allison Janney, John Spencer, Bradley Whitford …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.7, IMDb – 8.8

Age limit:
16+


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Jared Lambert/ author of the article

I’ve been writing about movies, TV shows and anime for over 3 years, and you may have seen my reviews on Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic.

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