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Top 10 Political Movies Of All Time Till 2022

Top 10 Political Movies Of All Time Till 2022

Politics has always been one of the most discussed topics in the world. This is for good reason as it has a major impact on the lives of the people living in a specific country or region. Movies have long been a great medium to showcase different political situations, ideologies, and events while also providing a great source of entertainment. Thus, it comes as no surprise that political movies have long been popular among moviegoers. In this article, we will be taking a look at the top 10 political movies of all time that have been released till 2022.

1. The Comey Rule

This adaptation of James Comey's memoir A Higher Loyalty, about his time as the FBI Director, is the basis of a miniseries. Brandon Gleeson is the first actor to ever portray President Donald Trump dramatically, not including Alec Baldwin's Saturday Night Live portrayal. Jeff Daniels stars as Comey, with additional famous actors like Holly Hunter and Kingsley Ben-Adir. 

2. Agents of Chaos

Alex Gibney's two-part documentary on HBO, exploring what happened prior to the 2016 presidential election, particularly in relation to potential Russian involvement and other forms of influence that may have been present.

3. Hillary

Hillary Clinton states that she can stir strong reactions in the trailer for Hulu's documentary series "Hillary". The four-part series gives an inside look into her 2016 campaign for president, and also includes interviews of President Bill Clinton and her daughter, Chelsea.

4. Wag the Dog, 1997

In Barry Levinson's cynical and comic portrayal of a political consultant (Robert De Niro) who works with a Hollywood producer to conceal a presidential sex scandal, manipulating the media's perception of the story matters more than the facts.

5. The Manchurian Candidate, 1962

This classic movie starring Frank Sinatra, Angela Lansbury, and Janet Leigh combines McCarthyism and Cold War fear to explore why a mind-controlled military veteran is attempting to murder the president. If you prefer more modern political themes, there is also a 2004 remake starring Denzel Washington and Meryl Streep to enjoy.

6. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, 1939

Frank Capra and Jimmy Stewart deepen their close bond with this humorous film about the shady dealings in Washington D.C. Stewart plays an innocent Boy Scout chosen by a dishonest governor for the Senate. His iconic oration, seen in the movie, is a memorable moment in cinema.

7. Lee Daniels’ The Butler, 2013

Though politics are not the focus of Lee Daniels's acclaimed biopic about Cecil Gaines, the White House butler who worked for eight presidents over a period of 30 years, Cecil is given a great vantage point to witness history unfold. Additionally, Oprah's portrayal of Cecil's wife, Gloria, is remarkable.

8. Primary Colors, 1998

John Travolta portrays Jack Stanton, an aspiring president whose path to the Oval Office is filled with scandals, deceit, and sweet tea, through his Southern allure. Mike Nichols' adaptation of Joe Klein's novel, observed through the eyes of a reluctant campaign worker, is reminiscent of the events of Bill Clinton's presidential bid in 1992.

9. All the President’s Men, 1976

At one point, two Washington Post journalists had a significant finding. As Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, the investigative reporters who uncovered the specifics of the Watergate scandal, Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman depict what resulted in President Nixon enduring an unhappy ending.

10. The American President, 1995

Rob Reiner's direction coupled with Aaron Sorkin's screenplay, driven by Michael Douglas and Annette Bening's experienced performances, takes viewers on an emotional journey of heart and state. Upscale, original, and delightful, it gives viewers a renewed appreciation for older democratic ideals.