Watch Trailer
House of Cards (2013-)
Season 3 Teaser - "White House Portrait" | 00:30
Watch Trailer

House of Cards (2013– )

TV Series  |  TV-MA  |   |  Drama
9.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 9.0/10 from 234,997 users  
Reviews: 258 user | 94 critic

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

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

on Amazon Instant Video

Family Entertainment Guide

Check out IMDb's comprehensive Family Entertainment Guide for recommendations for movies and TV series for every age and every viewing platform.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 44 titles
created 07 Feb 2013
 
a list of 35 titles
created 17 Nov 2013
 
a list of 29 titles
created 14 Dec 2013
 
a list of 42 titles
created 18 May 2014
 

Related Items

Search for "House of Cards" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: House of Cards (2013– )

House of Cards (2013– ) on IMDb 9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of House of Cards.

User Polls

Episodes

Seasons


Years



4   3   2   1  
2016   2015   2014   2013  
Top 250 TV #26 | Won 2 Golden Globes. Another 13 wins & 99 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.5/10 X  

A chemistry teacher diagnosed with a terminal lung cancer teams up with his former student to cook and sell crystal meth.

Stars: Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn
Sherlock (TV Series 2010)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.3/10 X  

A modern update finds the famous sleuth and his doctor partner solving crime in 21st century London.

Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Rupert Graves
Game of Thrones (TV Series 2011)
Adventure | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.5/10 X  

Several noble families fight for control of the mythical land of Westeros.

Stars: Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington
Homeland (TV Series 2011)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

When Marine Nicolas Brody is hailed as a hero after he returns home from eight years of captivity in Iraq, intelligence officer Carrie Mathison is the only one who suspects that he may have been "turned".

Stars: Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin, Rupert Friend
Dexter (2006–2013)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  

A Miami police forensics expert moonlights as a serial killer of criminals whom he believes have escaped justice.

Stars: Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, David Zayas
True Detective (TV Series 2014)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.2/10 X  

An anthology series in which police investigations unearth the personal and professional secrets of those involved, both within and outside the law.

Stars: Vince Vaughn, Colin Farrell, Rachel McAdams
Better Call Saul (TV Series 2015)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  

The trials and tribulations of criminal lawyer, Saul Goodman, in the time leading up to establishing his strip-mall law office in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Stars: Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, Rhea Seehorn
Fargo (TV Series 2014)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9/10 X  

The all new "true crime" case of Fargo's new chapter travels back to 1979 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and Luverne, Minnesota, where a young State Police Officer investigates a case involving a local crime gang and a major Mob syndicate.

Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman, Allison Tolman
The Walking Dead (TV Series 2010)
Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

Sheriff's Deputy Rick Grimes leads a group of survivors in a world overrun by zombies.

Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies
The Wire (2002–2008)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.4/10 X  

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

Stars: Dominic West, Lance Reddick, Sonja Sohn
Mad Men (2007–2015)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

A drama about one of New York's most prestigious ad agencies at the beginning of the 1960s, focusing on one of the firm's most mysterious but extremely talented ad executives, Donald Draper.

Stars: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser
The Sopranos (1999–2007)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.2/10 X  

New Jersey mob boss, Tony Soprano, deals with personal and professional issues in his home and business life.

Stars: James Gandolfini, Lorraine Bracco, Edie Falco
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Francis Underwood (40 episodes, 2013-2016)
...
 Claire Underwood (40 episodes, 2013-2016)
...
 Doug Stamper (39 episodes, 2013-2016)
...
 Edward Meechum (32 episodes, 2013-2015)
...
 Remy Danton (27 episodes, 2013-2015)
...
 President Garrett Walker (22 episodes, 2013-2014)
...
 Jackie Sharp (20 episodes, 2014-2015)
...
 Seth Grayson (20 episodes, 2014-2015)
...
 Rachel Posner / ... (19 episodes, 2013-2015)
...
 Linda Vasquez (18 episodes, 2013-2014)
...
 Christina Gallagher (17 episodes, 2013-2014)
...
 Gavin Orsay (17 episodes, 2014-2015)
Edit

Storyline

Majority House Whip Francis Underwood takes you on a long journey as he exacts his vengeance on those he feels wronged him - that is, his own cabinet members including the President of the United States himself. Dashing, cunning, methodical and vicious, Frank Underwood along with his equally manipulative yet ambiguous wife, Claire take Washington by storm through climbing the hierarchical ladder to power in this Americanized recreation of the BBC series of the same name. Written by Jacob Oberfrank

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

|

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1 February 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

House of Cards - Gli intrighi del potere  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Lead characters in British and American versions share the same first name, Francis. While the American surname Underwood has a similar meaning to the British protagonist Urquhart's surname, which has been translated from Gaelic as "near the thicket." See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Francis Underwood: There are two kinds of pain. The sort of pain that makes you strong, or useless pain. The sort of pain that's only suffering. I have no patience for useless things.
[strangles dog]
See more »

Connections

Remake of House of Cards (1990) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Pioneering Perfection
2 February 2013 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

I firmly believe that one of the major aspects of what makes House of Cards so good is the ability to watch all the episodes back-to-back with no commercials or programming schedules to get in the way. This small but hugely significant idea will be an industry game changer and I am certain that this is just the beginning

To me, the biggest advantage that this idea contributes to House of Cards is that it frees up significant time during episodes because it makes things like flashbacks or repeats of events almost completely redundant. There's simply no need for them because everything is so fresh in your mind, which leaves all that extra time for more story, more action, more conspiracy, more drama, more of the stuff that viewers really want to see. However it must be said that it does take a few episodes to get used to this, and you have to be really switched on and completely focused to ensure you don't miss a beat, because you really will pay a price if you do because what's said is never repeated, only referenced further down the track

As for the show itself, I can't sum it up any better than by saying it's incredibly good to watch. The one aspect of the show I enjoy the most is the monologue, or removal of the fourth wall, between the viewer and Underwood. It's an incredibly effective method of storytelling as well as the expression of emotion or opinion, and Kevin Spacey does a superb job at pulling it off, along with every other aspect of his complex and intriguing character.

The quality of writing, directing, and storytelling is as good as you'll ever see on the best shows in the world right now. Underwood has a massive ship to steer, and it is fascinating watching how he does it, through manipulation, blackmail, greed and determination. Each and every character has a critical role to play - there's no characters you could cast aside as being irrelevant or unnecessary to the story. That is a very difficult feat to achieve, and House of Cards easily passes that test

If you're going to pioneer something, like Netflix have with how viewers can watch House of Cards, you have to do it well. Everything has to be perfect, otherwise it will flop. A top quality show in House of Cards coupled with the worlds best internet streaming service is a very very good place to start. Netflix and the House of Cards team deserve a huge round of applause for daring to go places where no one has gone before. The $100 million gamble has definitely paid off, and I cannot wait for more

Needless to say, House of Cards earns a 10/10 rating, and an absolute must-watch from me


467 of 513 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
I hope Doug Stamper burns in hell sfdyoung-1
Am I the only one who loves Claire? BridgitteP
What if Frank was played by Tom Hanks? elberfeld-844-499609
which american president is the closest resemblance to Frank? omar-zw
Claire definitely running for PREZ!! mannyx-1
I hate Frank from the botom of my heart user-840-931683
Discuss House of Cards (2013) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page