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What To Watch If You Love 'Madam Secretary'

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List RulesVote up the films and television series that you know other fans of 'Madam Secretary' will love.

Madam Secretary is a political drama that garnered the love and affection of hordes of fans thanks to its depiction of a successful woman dedicating her life to making the world a better place, but if you’ve finished watching the series, there’s no need for despair. There are plenty of movies and TV shows to watch if you like Madam Secretary and we’ve compiled the best ones for you right here!

TV shows similar to Madam Secretary often feature strong female characters and politics. If you’re looking for more political drama, House of Cards is sure to fill the void. The Emmy-winning Netflix show stars Robin Wright as the ambitious wife of a congressman who is looking to make a name for herself. And if you think there aren’t also some good movies like Madam Secretary, then think again, because we’ve found quite a few that are sure to tickle the fancies of even the hardest-to-please fans. Take Long Shot, for instance. This movie is basically Madam Secretary if it were a romantic comedy featuring the Secretary of State (Charlize Theron) and a journalist (Seth Rogen), and is a great choice for any political comedy fan.

But you don’t have to take our word for it - some of Madam Secretary’s biggest fans have chimed in and cast their votes for the best movies and TV shows like Madam Secretary, and once you’ve watched, you can cast your votes too!

So what are your favorite movies and TV series like Madam Secretary? Vote your favorite programs up to the top of the list.

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  • The West Wing
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    The West Wing is an American serial political drama television series created by Aaron Sorkin that was originally broadcast on NBC from September 22, 1999, to May 14, 2006. The series is set primarily in the West Wing of the White House, where the Oval Office and offices of presidential senior staff are located, during the fictional Democratic administration of Josiah Bartlet. The West Wing was produced by Warner Bros. Television. For the first four seasons, there were three executive producers: Aaron Sorkin; Thomas Schlamme; and John Wells. After Sorkin left the series, Wells assumed the role of head writer, with later executive producers being directors Alex Graves and Christopher... more on Wikipedia
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  • Designated Survivor
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    Designated Survivor (ABC, 2016; Netflix, 2019) is an American political conspiracy drama television series. On the night of the State of the Union address, an incident claims the lives of the President and all members of his Cabinet except for U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Tom Kirkman, who has been named the designated survivor. Kirkman is immediately sworn in as President, unaware that the attack is just the beginning of what is to come.... more on Wikipedia
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  • The Good Wife (CBS, 2009) is an American television legal and political drama created by Robert King and Michelle King. 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.... more on Wikipedia
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  • The Newsroom
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    The Newsroom is an American television political drama series created and principally written by Aaron Sorkin that premiered on HBO on June 24, 2012, and concluded on December 14, 2014, consisting of 25 episodes over three seasons. The series chronicles the behind-the-scenes events at the fictional Atlantis Cable News channel. It features an ensemble cast including Jeff Daniels as anchor Will McAvoy, who, together with his staff, sets out to put on a news show "in the face of corporate and commercial obstacles and their own personal entanglements". Other cast members include Emily Mortimer, John Gallagher, Jr., Alison Pill, Thomas Sadoski, Dev Patel, Olivia Munn and Sam Waterston. Sorkin,... more on Wikipedia
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