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What To Watch If You Love 'The West Wing'

May 14, 2020 479 votes 35 voters46 items

List RulesVote up the television series that you know other fans of 'The West Wing' will love.

If you just finished The West Wing and feel like it’s left a gaping hole in your life, there’s no need to despair. We’ve compiled this list of movies and TV shows similar to The West Wing that are sure to conjure up the same feelings of political intrigue that you had while watching your favorite episodes of The West Wing.  

With lots of options, including House of Cards, a show that gave life to The West Wing thanks to its political secrets, and even movies like Vice, a film about Vice President Dick Cheney, deciding what to watch after The West Wing will really just depend on your mood.  

This list of shows The West Wing is sorted by fans who’ve chimed in and voted for their fave movies and TV series that they think other The West Wing fans will also love, and the titles included are ordered by their votes.  So what are your favorite movies and TV series like The West Wing? Vote your favorite programs up to the top of the list.  

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