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Top 25 political movies to watch.  From satires and thrillers to comedies and cartoons, check out our roundup of the 25 best movies about politics.

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)

An inexperienced man fills an opening in the U.S. Senate but quickly his plans crumble.

Dave (1993)

The U.S. president is in a coma...and a lookalike is there to replace him.

All the King’
s Men 

The rise and fall of a corrupt politician.

The Candidate 

An unlikely politician with no hope of winning does.

The War Room 

A special inside look at Bill Clinton's 1992 presidential campaign.

All the President’s Men

Starring Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman. One of the best detective stories on the big screen!

Wag the Dog 

The president gets involved in a sex scandal with an underage girl and teams up with a producer in Hollywood to create an imaginary war to distract the nation.

The Manchurian Candidate 

A former POW is brainwashed into becoming a political assassin.

Dr. Strangelove 

A British-American dark comedy film that satirizes the nuclear scare.


An epic look at the final four months of Lincoln's life.

Charlie Wilson’s War

A drama following Texas congressman Charlie Wilson's dealings in Afghanistan, where he worked to assist rebels in their war with the Soviets...not knowing the long-reaching effects.

Fahrenheit 451

A remarkable story about a fireman whose duty it is to burn every literature but becomes a fugitive for reading.

Gandhi (1982)

The leader of India's non-violent, non-cooperative independence movement.

Being There

A simple gardener becomes the trusted adviser to a powerful businessman and an insider in Washington politics.

In the Name of the Father

The powerful true story of the Guildford Four, four people falsely convicted of the 1974 IRA's Guildford pub bombings.


A political story of gay rights that resonates on to today.


An intense story of Nixon’s days as a young boy to his presidency.


Though it’s about high school politics, those sometimes can be just as dirty.

The Great McGinty

A must-see political satire comedy!

The Man

James Earl Jones plays the first black president.


Ben Affleck leads the rescue of six U.S. diplomats from the Iran hostage crisis of 1979-198

The Contender

Secrets of her past haunt a woman running for vice presidency.


A coming-of-age tale of a young Iranian girl during the Islamic Revolution.

Advise and Consent

An investigation into the President's newly nominated Secretary of State.

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

Starring James Stewart and John Wayne. A senator becomes famous for killing an infamous outlaw.

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From satires and thrillers to comedies and cartoons, check out our roundup of the 25 best movies about politics.
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