Most Popular "Political Intrigue" Titles
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1. The Expanse (2015– )
TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
A police detective in the asteroid belt, the first officer of an interplanetary ice freighter and an earth-bound United Nations executive slowly discover a vast conspiracy that threatens the Earth's rebellious colony on the asteroid belt.
2. Versailles (2015– )
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.
PG-13 | 140 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Three years into the Clone Wars, the Jedi rescue Palpatine from Count Dooku. As Obi-Wan pursues a new threat, Anakin acts as a double agent between the Jedi Council and Palpatine and is lured into a sinister plan to rule the galaxy.
Votes: 547,370 | Gross: $380.26M
5. The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)
Approved | 120 min | Drama, Thriller
A family vacationing in Morocco accidentally stumble on to an assassination plot and the conspirators are determined to prevent them from interfering.
6. Elizabeth (1998)
R | 124 min | Biography, Drama, History
A film of the early years of the reign of Elizabeth I of England and her difficult task of learning what is necessary to be a monarch.
Votes: 78,142 | Gross: $30.01M
7. All the President's Men (1976)
PG | 138 min | Biography, Drama, History
8. Borgia (2011– )
52 min | Biography, Drama, History
It was the age of Da Vinci and Michelangelo, of enlightened creativity and unparalleled intellectual achievement. But it was also the age of Machievelli, of rampant lawlessness, incessant ... See full summary »
9. Cleopatra (1963)
Approved | 192 min | Biography, Drama, History
Historical epic. The triumphs and tragedy of the Egyptian queen, Cleopatra.
Votes: 22,583 | Gross: $57.75M
11. Anonymous (I) (2011)
PG-13 | 130 min | Drama, History, Thriller
The theory that it was in fact Edward De Vere, Earl of Oxford, who penned Shakespeare's plays. Set against the backdrop of the succession of Queen Elizabeth I and the Essex rebellion against her.
Votes: 35,284 | Gross: $4.46M
13. The Lion in Winter (1968)
PG | 134 min | Biography, Drama, History
1183 AD: King Henry II's three sons all want to inherit the throne, but he won't commit to a choice. They and his wife variously plot to force him.
Votes: 23,843 | Gross: $0.02M
14. HyperNormalisation (2016)
166 min | Documentary
Adam Curtis explains how, at a time of confusing and inexplicable world events, politicians and the people they represent have retreated in to a damaging over-simplified version of what is happening.
16. Eye of the Needle (1981)
R | 112 min | Romance, Thriller, War
A ruthless German spy, trying to get out of Britain with vital information about D-Day, must spend time with a young woman and her crippled husband.
17. Queen Margot (1994)
R | 159 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
Young Queen Margot finds herself trapped in an arranged marriage amidst a religious war between Catholics and Protestants. She hopes to escape with a new lover, but finds herself imprisoned by her powerful and ruthless family.
Votes: 13,969 | Gross: $2.02M
18. Lady Jane (1986)
PG-13 | 136 min | Biography, Drama, History
The death of King Henry VIII throws his kingdom into chaos because of succession disputes. His weak son Edward, is on his deathbed. Anxious to keep England true to the Reformation, a ... See full summary »
Votes: 5,238 | Gross: $0.28M
19. Missing (1982)
PG | 122 min | Biography, Drama, History
When an idealistic writer disappears during the Right Wing military coup in 1973 Chile, his wife and American businessman father try to find him.
20. Skammerens datter (2015)
96 min | Adventure, Fantasy
The Shamer's daughter, Dina, has unwillingly inherited her mother's supernatural ability. She can look straight into the soul of other people, making them feel ashamed of themselves. When ... See full summary »
Not Rated | 110 min | Biography, Drama
The story of Italian politician Giulio Andreotti, who has served as Prime Minister of Italy seven times since the restoration of democracy in 1946.
Votes: 12,293 | Gross: $0.24M
22. Topaz (1969)
M | 143 min | Drama, Thriller
A French intelligence agent becomes embroiled in the Cold War politics first with uncovering the events leading up to the 1962 Cuban Missle Crisis, and then back to France to break up an international Russian spy ring.
24. Catherine the Great (1996 TV Movie)
100 min | Biography, Drama, History
Trapped in a loveless arranged marriage to the immature future Czar, a young German Princess proves a skillful political infighter and rises to become Catherine the Great.
25. Arabesque (1966)
Unrated | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
Story of international intrigue involving a university professor, an Arab prime minister, a ruthless businessman, a beautiful spy, and hieroglyphics.
26. The Warlords (2007)
R | 126 min | Action, Drama, History
It's a heroic tale of three blood brothers and their struggle in the midst of war and political upheaval. It is based on "The Assassination of Ma," a Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) story about ... See full summary »
Votes: 23,365 | Gross: $0.13M
27. Wiedzmin 2: Zabójcy królów (2011 Video Game)
M | Action, Adventure, Drama
Geralt must track down a mysterious kingslayer, who appears to have the powers of a witcher. Perhaps he was been employed by the leaders of a non-human rebellion - or perhaps there is more to this mystery.
28. Sabotage (1936)
Approved | 76 min | Thriller
A Scotland Yard undercover detective is on the trail of a saboteur who is part of a plot to set off a bomb in London. But when the detective's cover is blown, the plot begins to unravel.
29. An American Affair (2008)
R | 93 min | Drama
In 1963, during the swirl of glamour and intrigue that turned President John F. Kennedy's Washington into Camelot, a lonely 13-year-old Catholic school boy comes of age.
30. To Kill a King (2003)
102 min | Biography, Drama, History
A recounting of the relationship between General Fairfax and Oliver Cromwell, as they try to cope with the consequences of deposing King Charles I.
32. In the Time of the Butterflies (2001 TV Movie)
PG-13 | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
In the Time of the Butterflies is inspired by the true story of the three Mirabal sisters who, in 1960, were murdered for their part in an underground plot to overthrow the government.
35. The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939)
Approved | 106 min | Biography, Drama, History
A depiction of the love/hate relationship between Queen Elizabeth I and Robert Devereux, the Earl of Essex.
36. Year of the Gun (1991)
R | 111 min | Action, Romance, Thriller
David Raybourne is an American journalist covering political news in Italy during the 1970's. He is evolved with the Red Brigades when trying to help a friend (Alison King), who ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,925 | Gross: $1.18M
38. Rasputin and the Empress (1932)
Passed | 121 min | Biography, Drama, History
A prince plots to kill the mad monk Rasputin for the good of the czar, the czarina and Russia.
39. Reign of Terror (1949)
Approved | 89 min | History, Romance, Thriller
Robespierrre, a powerful figure in the French revolution, is desperately looking for his black book, a death list of those marked for the guillotine.
40. Rosa Luxemburg (1986)
122 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
After years of political agitation, Rosa Luxemburg, Karl Liebknecht, and Leo Jogiches form a revolutionary German party, the Spartacists.
42. Quelques jours en septembre (2006)
116 min | Drama, Thriller
September the 1st, 2001. Elliot, an American C.I.A. agent holding top secret information on the immediate future of the world, disappears. His sole aim was to meet his daughter Orlando, ... See full summary »
43. The Secret Adversary (1983 TV Movie)
PG | 115 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama
After two old friends accidentally meet and resolve to become investigators for hire, they quickly become embroiled in a missing treaty and a Bolshevik conspiracy.
44. I... comme Icare (1979)
120 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
After the recently re-elected President of a fictitious state has been assassinated, one of the members of the investigation committee refuses to sign the final report and is given the task... See full summary »
46. Mary of Scotland (1936)
Approved | 123 min | Biography, Drama, History
The recently widowed Mary Stuart returns to Scotland to reclaim her throne but is opposed by her half-brother and her own Scottish lords.
47. Washington: Behind Closed Doors (1977– )
750 min | Drama
The story of a power-hungry U.S. President, and the men he surrounds himself with in order to keep his hold on power. Based on John Ehrlichman's book about the Nixon administration.
48. Cornered (1945)
Approved | 102 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller
Canadian flyer Laurence Gerard finds that his wife has been murdered by a French collaborator. His quest for justice leads him to Switzerland and Argentina.
49. The Rise of Louis XIV (1966 TV Movie)
G | 90 min | Biography, History
1661: Cardinal Mazarin dies. In the power vacuum, the young Louis asserts his intention to govern as well as rule. Mazarin's fiscal advisor, Colbert, warns against Fouquet, the Surintendant... See full summary »