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1. The West Wing (1999–2006)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama

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

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

Votes: 57,141

2. House of Cards (2013–2018)

TV-MA | 51 min | Drama

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: 437,289

3. Scandal (2012–2018)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Thriller

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, Darby Stanchfield, Katie Lowes, Guillermo Díaz

Votes: 64,198

4. Borgen (2010–2013)

TV-14 | 58 min | Drama

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: 15,258

5. The Newsroom (2012–2014)

TV-MA | 55 min | Drama

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: 97,153

6. John Adams (2008)

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

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: 25,530

7. House of Cards (1990)

TV-14 | 226 min | Drama

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: 12,562

8. Yes Minister (1980–1984)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy

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: 11,048

9. Yes, Prime Minister (1986–1987)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

James Hacker was propelled along the corridors of power to the very pinnacle of politics - Number 10.

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

Votes: 8,396

10. Boss (2011–2012)

TV-MA | 56 min | Crime, Drama

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: 16,545

11. Veep (2012–2019)

TV-MA | 28 min | Comedy

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: 38,887

12. The Kennedys (2011)

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

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

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

Votes: 6,738

13. 1600 Penn (2012–2013)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy

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: 3,726

14. Alpha House (2013–2014)

TV-MA | 25 min | Comedy, Drama

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: 4,042

15. Madam Secretary (2014– )

TV-PG | 45 min | Drama

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: 17,918

16. The Good Wife (2009–2016)

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

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: 63,941

17. Political Animals (2012)

TV-14 | 360 min | Drama

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: 5,694

18. State of Affairs (2014–2015)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Thriller

A CIA officer plucked from the field to become the president's daily briefer, assuming responsibility for targeting America's most critical threats while navigating the unique lifestyle that comes with such a high-powered job.

Stars: Katherine Heigl, Alfre Woodard, Adam Kaufman, Sheila Vand

Votes: 5,598

19. The Honourable Woman (2014)

60 min | Drama, Thriller

Centers on Nessa Stein, a woman who inherits her father's arms business and finds herself in a international maelstrom as she continues to promote the reconciliation between Israelis and Palestinians.

Stars: Maggie Gyllenhaal, Stephen Rea, Lubna Azabal, Katherine Parkinson

Votes: 9,063

20. Spin (2012–2016)

Not Rated | 52 min | Drama

After the french president is killed by an assassin, a political intrigue about the following campaign begins. The best friend of the dead president and his spindoctor installs the ... See full summary »

Stars: Bruno Wolkowitch, Grégory Fitoussi, Philippe Magnan, Yves Pignot

Votes: 604

21. The Thick of It (2005–2012)

TV-MA | 29 min | Comedy

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: 17,951

22. The Brink (2015)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy

Top U.S. government and military scramble to prevent World War 3 from happening amidst the chaos of a geopolitical crisis.

Stars: Jack Black, Tim Robbins, Pablo Schreiber, Aasif Mandvi

Votes: 12,455

23. Parks and Recreation (2009–2015)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy

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: 182,467

24. Show Me a Hero (2015)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, History

Yonkers Mayor Nick Wasicsko takes office in 1987 and has to deal with the serious subject of the building of public housing in the white, middle class side of the town.

Stars: Oscar Isaac, Carla Quevedo, Peter Riegert, Natalie Paul

Votes: 8,425

25. K Street (2003– )

30 min | Comedy, Drama

A semi-improvised lobbyist satire.

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

Votes: 246

26. Versailles (2015–2018)

TV-MA | 52 min | Biography, Drama, History

In 1667, 28-year-old all-powerful king of France, Louis XIV, decides to build the greatest palace in the world - Versailles. But drained budget, affairs and political intrigues complicate things.

Stars: George Blagden, Alexander Vlahos, Tygh Runyan, Stuart Bowman

Votes: 11,441

27. Marseille (2016– )

41 min | Drama

A tale of power, corruption and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the French port city of Marseille.

Stars: Karen Strassman, Anne Yatco, Gérard Depardieu, Benoît Magimel

Votes: 4,008

28. Billions (2016– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama

U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades goes after hedge fund king Bobby "Axe" Axelrod in a battle between two powerful New York figures.

Stars: Paul Giamatti, Damian Lewis, Maggie Siff, Toby Leonard Moore

Votes: 58,571

29. The State Within (2006)

360 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

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: 2,170

30. State of Play (2003)

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

In London, a naive young politician becomes a suspect when his female assistant and mistress is killed in a suspicious accident. The politician's investigative journalist friend and his team uncover a government conspiracy.

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

Votes: 8,775

31. The Amazing Mrs Pritchard (2006– )

60 min | Comedy, Drama

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: 446

32. Grandpa Goes to Washington (1978–1979)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

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

Stars: Patti Deutsch, Sparky Marcus, Michele Tobin, Jack Albertson

Votes: 12

33. Benson (1979–1986)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

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: 2,512

34. That's My Bush! (2001)

30 min | Comedy

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: 1,825

35. Tanner on Tanner (2004– )

120 min | Comedy

"Everybody's Making Pictures," observes Martin Scorsese in this sly sequel to Robert Altman and Garry Trudeau's Emmy Award-winning satirical miniseries, Tanner '88. Sixteen years after Jack... See full synopsis »

Stars: Cynthia Nixon, Michael Murphy, Pamela Reed, Matt Malloy

Votes: 279

36. The First Family (2012– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

Centers on an African-American family in the White House.

Stars: Christopher B. Duncan, Kellita Smith, Jackée Harry, Khylin Rhambo

Votes: 307

37. The Alan Clark Diaries (2004– )

29 min | Comedy, Drama

Alan Clarke (Sir John Hurt) is the Member of Parliament for Plymouth Sutton, where he longs for a "proper" role as a Minister in Thatcher's government. When he gets the call, he joins the ... See full summary »

Stars: John Hurt, Jenny Agutter, Hugh Fraser, Nicholas Jones

Votes: 167

38. Graves (I) (2016– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy

Former President Richard Graves has the epiphany, twenty years after leaving office, that his policies have damaged the country for decades. This, as his wife, the former First Lady, has political ambitions of her own.

Stars: Nick Nolte, Skylar Astin, Heléne Yorke, Chris Lowell

Votes: 950

39. BrainDead (2016)

TV-14 | 44 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror

A government employee discovers that the cause of the tensions between the two political parties is a race of extraterrestrial insects eating the brains of the politicians.

Stars: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Danny Pino, Aaron Tveit, Tony Shalhoub

Votes: 9,333

40. Designated Survivor (2016–2019)

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

A low-level Cabinet member becomes President of the United States after a catastrophic attack kills everyone above him in the line of succession.

Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Adan Canto, Italia Ricci, Kal Penn

Votes: 65,110

41. 1992 (2015– )

Drama

Follows six people whose lives are intertwined with the rapidly changing political landscape of early 90's Italy.

Stars: Stefano Accorsi, Guido Caprino, Miriam Leone, Domenico Diele

Votes: 1,552

42. Baron noir (2016– )

55 min | Drama, Thriller

The story of a French president to be and one of his friends, the mayor of a small city in northern France.

Stars: Kad Merad, Anna Mouglalis, Astrid Whettnall, Hugo Becker

Votes: 692

43. 1993 (2017– )

Drama

Italian drama based in the turbulent political landscape of 1990s Italy.

Stars: Stefano Accorsi, Guido Caprino, Miriam Leone, Domenico Diele

Votes: 523



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