Most Popular Political Boss Movies and TV Shows
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1. Motherless Brooklyn (2019)
R | 144 min | Crime, Drama
In 1950s New York, a lonely private detective afflicted with Tourette's Syndrome ventures to solve the murder of his mentor and only friend.
2. Citizen Kane (1941)
PG | 119 min | Drama, Mystery
Following the death of publishing tycoon, Charles Foster Kane, reporters scramble to uncover the meaning of his final utterance; 'Rosebud'.
Votes: 371,947 | Gross: $1.59M
3. City Hall (1996)
R | 111 min | Drama, Thriller
The accidental shooting of a boy in New York leads to an investigation by the Deputy Mayor, and unexpectedly far-reaching consequences.
Votes: 18,667 | Gross: $20.20M
4. Sweet Bird of Youth (1962)
Approved | 120 min | Drama
Drifter Chance Wayne returns to his hometown after many years of trying to make it in the movies. Arriving with him is a faded film star he picked up along the way, Alexandra Del Lago. ... See full summary »
5. The Glass Key (1942)
Not Rated | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
A crooked politician finds himself being accused of murder by a gangster from whom he refused help during a re-election campaign.
6. Flamingo Road (1949)
Approved | 94 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Romance
A small town corrupt sheriff manipulates local candidates to the state legislature but he eventually comes into conflict with a visiting carnival dancer.
Votes: 2,133 | Gross: $2.26M
8. The Great Man Votes (1939)
Passed | 72 min | Drama
In 1923, Gregory Vance, a widower with two children, is a former scholar who has turned from book-to-bottle. He works, slightly, as a night-watchman and his children, who know him for what ... See full summary »
12. A Man Betrayed (1941)
Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A small-town attorney comes to the city to investigate the murder of a friend and falls in love with the daughter of the crime ring he hopes to expose.
14. Lawyer Man (1932)
Passed | 72 min | Drama, Romance
Idealistic attorney Anton Adam makes headlines when he successfully prosecutes a prominent New York racketeer named Gilmurry. Adam's sudden renown attracts the attention of high-profile ... See full summary »
16. The 9th Guest (1934)
Passed | 65 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
Eight strangers are invited to spend the night in a penthouse apartment. After being wined and dined, a voice on the radio informs them that they will be murdered unless they manage to outwit the ninth guest: Death.
17. Man from God's Country (1958)
Passed | 72 min | Western
Dan Beattie gives up his lawman job to move further west and rejoin his old war buddy Curt Warren in the town of Sundown. At first mistaken for a railroad agent by Beau Santee, a Sundown ... See full summary »
18. The Glass Key (1935)
Approved | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Ed Beaumont is the personal friend, advisor and bodyguard to Paul Madvig, the political boss of a large city. When a mysterious murder is committed---the son of a Madvig political opponent-... See full summary »
19. The Renegade Ranger (1938)
Approved | 59 min | Western
Texas Ranger Jack Steele is assigned to bring in former ranch owner Judith Alvarez, now the leader of a gang who is waging war against the crooked government officials who cheated the ... See full summary »
20. What Every Woman Knows (1934)
Passed | 89 min | Comedy
The story takes place in Scotland, where plain Maggie Wylie's family, fearing she may become a spinster, finances young John Shand's studies in return for his agreement to marry her in five... See full summary »
21. A Night of Adventure (1944)
Passed | 65 min | Crime, Mystery, Romance
A wealthy lawyer begins to suspect that his inattention to his wife has resulted in her taking on a lover. It turns out that he's right, but her lover also has a lover--and when HIS ... See full summary »
22. The County Chairman (1935)
Passed | 80 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Based on George Ade's play which, in part, was based on an incident in a 1902 election in Wyoming, with women's-right-to-vote playing a large role. Here, Jim Hackler, local party-boss in a ... See full summary »
23. The Italian (1915)
Passed | 78 min | Drama
An immigrant leaves his sweetheart in Italy to find a better life across the sea in the grimy slums of New York. They are eventually reunited and marry. But life in New York is hard and ... See full summary »
24. Whirlpool (1934)
Approved | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
Carnie owner Buck Rankin marries local girl Helen and plans to go straight, but after a brawl ends up with a twenty-year sentence for manslaughter. When a pregnant Helen vows to wait for ... See full summary »
25. Prairie Law (1940)
Passed | 59 min | Action, Drama, Music
Judge Curry is selling Austin's land to nesters and his men are rustling his cattle to provide beef. When the Sheriff accuses butcher Gore of possessing stolen beef, Gore kills him. Curry ... See full summary »
26. Washington Merry-Go-Round (1932)
TV-G | 79 min | Drama
Button Gwinett Brown is a freshman congressman on a mission to rid Washington of corruption. He quickly runs afoul of the powerful Senator Norton, while falling for the granddaughter of the... See full summary »
27. Man of the People (1937)
Passed | 81 min | Drama, Romance
Jack Moreno is an attorney with an office in the neighborhood he grew up in. All he wants is to help his friends and neighbors. But he has to do business with the mob in order to make a living.
28. Lauro Puñales (1969)
Not Rated | 87 min | Adventure, Drama, War
A dagger-throwing revolutionary suffers the consequences of defying the corrupt political boss and municipal president of his town.
33. The No-Good Guy (1916)
50 min | Comedy
Jimmy Coghlan has developed such a notorious reputation for spending money, drinking and going to parties that his uncle and guardian, political boss "Big" Malone, insists that he settle ... See full summary »
34. Go Straight (1921)
50 min | Drama
When minister Keith Rollins comes to a backwoods community in Kentucky, he discovers that lawless and political elements are against him and threaten his position with the congregation. His... See full summary »
35. The Prince of Avenue A (1920)
50 min | Drama
Barry O'Connor, son of Patrick O'Connor, plumber and political power, is called to the residence of William Tompkins whom he is to "put over" in the coming election.
37. Why Women Sin (1920)
60 min | Drama
So engrossed by his desire to be elected governor, Philip Pemberton neglects his wife Dorothy. Horton, a political boss opposes Pemberton's candidacy and conspires to prevent his election. ... See full summary »
39. Stepping Along (1926)
Passed | 70 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Johnny Rooney is a fast-stepping young politician and Molly Taylor is an even faster-stepping showgirl in "George White's Scandals" in a tale of New York City's theatrical and political life during prohibition and the jazz-age.