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Diplomacy in popular culture: Films

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2. The Diplomat (II)

Thriller | Announced

Junior diplomat Brent Forbes is thrown into a violent conspiracy when his daughter witnesses the murder of the US Ambassador to Ireland and forces stop at nothing to make sure she never testifies.

3. False Witness (2009 TV Movie)

190 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A British diplomat is arrested on charges of working with Russian mafia. After death threats to his wife, they are taken into protective custody. Then the MI6 shows up with a new piece of the puzzle.

Director: Peter Andrikidis | Stars: Dougray Scott, Rachael Blake, Jeremy Lindsay Taylor, Richard Roxburgh

Votes: 501

6. NewsRadio (1995–1999)
Episode: French Diplomacy (1997)

22 min | Comedy, Romance

Lisa mistakingly believes she's been dumped by Dave, which Andrea finds out about and leads to an investigation of the relationship. Andrea deludes herself into thinking she and Lisa and ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Cherones | Stars: Dave Foley, Stephen Root, Andy Dick, Maura Tierney

Votes: 82

7. Call Me Madam (1953)

Approved | 114 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

Washington hostess Sally Adams becomes a Truman-era US ambassador to a European grand duchy.

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Ethel Merman, Donald O'Connor, Vera-Ellen, George Sanders

Votes: 968

8. The Teahouse of the August Moon (1956)

Approved | 123 min | Comedy

In post-WWII Japan, an American captain is brought in to help build a school, but the locals want a teahouse instead.

Director: Daniel Mann | Stars: Marlon Brando, Glenn Ford, Machiko Kyô, Eddie Albert

Votes: 2,757

9. Call Her Madam (1998 Video)

55 min | Documentary

In 1950, Irving Berlin, the renowned American composer, wrote "Call Me Madam", a musical inspired by the flamboyant Perle Mesta and her stay in Luxembourg. In the '40s Perle Mesta was ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Lesch

10. 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: 23,257

11. Longines Chronoscope (1951–1955)

15 min | History, News

A talk show which aired from 11:00PM to 11:15PM.

Stars: William Bradford Huie, Larry LeSueur, Henry Hazlitt, Frank Knight

12. Foyle's War (2002–2015)
Episode: Fifty Ships (2003)

TV-14 | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

After Foyle is a guest at a friend's home at a dinner for an important American diplomat, a suicide victim and German agent both are discovered near the house.

Director: Giles Foster | Stars: Honeysuckle Weeks, Rebecca Johnson, Steven O'Donnell, Marlene Sidaway

Votes: 412

13. The Missiles of October (1974 TV Movie)

150 min | Drama, History, Thriller

In October 1962, the Kennedy administration struggles to contain the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Director: Anthony Page | Stars: William Devane, Ralph Bellamy, Howard Da Silva, James Hong

Votes: 843

14. Fortunes of War (1987)

407 min | Drama, War

Guy Pringle and his new wife, Harriet, are members of the English community in Bucharest, Rumania on the eve of World War II. After the war begins, they cross paths with diplomats, literary... See full summary »

Stars: Emma Thompson, Kenneth Branagh, Charles Kay, Mark Drewry

Votes: 568

15. 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: 2,078

16. The Trials of Henry Kissinger (2002)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary

72 Metascore

A film about the war crimes of the American diplomat, Henry Kissinger.

Director: Eugene Jarecki | Stars: Brian Cox, Henry Kissinger, Anna Chennault, Amy Goodman

Votes: 1,835 | Gross: $0.52M

17. The Constant Gardener (2005)

R | 129 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

82 Metascore

A widower is determined to get to the bottom of a potentially explosive secret involving his wife's murder, big business, and corporate corruption.

Director: Fernando Meirelles | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Rachel Weisz, Danny Huston, Hubert Koundé

Votes: 120,666 | Gross: $33.58M

18. World War Two: Behind Closed Doors (2008– )

300 min | Documentary, History, War

A story showing the 3 allied leader's, Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin's actions and relationships behind the scenes during World War 2. It isn't as friendly as it seems. Shows how close ... See full summary »

Stars: Aleksey Petrenko, Bob Gunton, Paul Humpoletz, Samuel West

Votes: 429

19. Diplomatix (1985 TV Short)

32 min | Short, Comedy

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Director: Kent Nilssen | Stars: Peter Cook, Trond Kirkvaag, Knut Lystad, Lars Mjøen

Votes: 189

20. Paris 1919: Un traité pour la paix (2009 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary, Drama, History

A film about the Paris Peace Conference that negotiated the end of World War I with the Versailles Treaty.

Director: Paul Cowan | Stars: David Lowe, Paul Bandey, Yan Brian, Jean-Gabriel Nordmann

Votes: 111

21. Thirteen Days (2000)

PG-13 | 145 min | Drama, History, Thriller

67 Metascore

In October 1962, the Kennedy administration struggles to contain the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Director: Roger Donaldson | Stars: Kevin Costner, Bruce Greenwood, Shawn Driscoll, Drake Cook

Votes: 48,854 | Gross: $34.59M

22. The Ambassador (1998– )

50 min | Drama

Harriet Smith (Pauline Collins), the new British ambassador to Ireland, desperately wants to make her mark in this historically difficult posting and try to put the tragic murder of her ... See full summary »

Stars: Pauline Collins, Denis Lawson, Owen Roe, Tom Connolly

Votes: 84

23. The Mouse That Roared (1959)

Approved | 83 min | Comedy

An impoverished backward nation declares a war on the United States of America, hoping to lose, but things don't go according to plan.

Director: Jack Arnold | Stars: Peter Sellers, Jean Seberg, William Hartnell, David Kossoff

Votes: 7,287

24. The Lady (2011)

R | 132 min | Biography, Drama, History

43 Metascore

The story of Aung San Suu Kyi as she becomes the core of Burma's democracy movement, and her relationship with her husband, writer Michael Aris.

Director: Luc Besson | Stars: Michelle Yeoh, David Thewlis, Jonathan Raggett, Jonathan Woodhouse

Votes: 9,442 | Gross: $0.36M

25. The Littlest Diplomat (1937)

19 min | Adventure, Drama, Musical

Young Sybil visits her grandfather, a British Colonel stationed at a garrison in India, and she helps negotiate a diplomatic truce between him and the local natives.

Director: Bobby Connolly | Stars: Sybil Jason, Lumsden Hare, Charles Austin, Sidney Bracey

Votes: 118

26. Der Diplomat (1994)

80 min | Documentary, Biography

The film is a documentary with biographical touch about the life of Stephan Hessel, a German diplomat during World War II and also son of the real persons who served as models for ... See full summary »

Directors: Manfred Flügge, Hans-Helmut Grotjahn, Antje Starost | Star: Stéphane Hessel