My Movies: Political Persons

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1. A Perfect Candidate (1996)

105 min | Documentary

7.3
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The filmmakers follow Oliver North's unsuccessful 1994 bid for a Virginia Senate seat, focusing on North's campaign strategist, Mark Goodin, and a Washington Post reporter. Mudslinging ... See full summary »

Directors: R.J. Cutler, David Van Taylor | Stars: Don Baker, Mark Goodin, Mark Merritt, Peter Baker

Votes: 254 | Gross: $0.05M

2. Primary (1960)

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary

7.2
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Cinéma vérité feature that follows presidential hopefuls John F. Kennedy and Hubert H. Humphrey during the 1960 Wisconsin primary.

Director: Robert Drew | Stars: Robert Drew, Hubert H. Humphrey, Muriel Buck Humphrey, Joseph Julian

Votes: 826

3. The Big Buy: Tom DeLay's Stolen Congress (2006)

75 min | Documentary

6.8
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34 Metascore

A look at the criminal investigation of Texas Congressman Tom DeLay on campaign fund-raising charges and his efforts to redraw the state's Congressional districts.

Directors: Mark Birnbaum, Jim Schermbeck | Stars: Tom DeLay, Jacqueline Blankenship, Beverly Carter, Paul Burka

Votes: 112

4. The True Story of Charlie Wilson (2007 TV Movie)

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Stars: Frank V. Gaide, Michelle McClory, Melanie Morgan, Rene Napoli

Votes: 71

5. David Frost Interviews Richard Nixon (1977 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary, History

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Originally broadcast in May of 1977, this series of interviews between Sir David Frost and U.S. President Richard Nixon, delves into the various controversies of Nixon's presidency, ... See full summary »

Director: Jorn H. Winther | Stars: David Frost, Richard Nixon

Votes: 355

6. Milk (I) (2008)

R | 128 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.6
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84 Metascore

The story of Harvey Milk, and his struggles as an American gay activist who fought for gay rights and became California's first openly gay elected official.

Director: Gus Van Sant | Stars: Sean Penn, Josh Brolin, Emile Hirsch, Diego Luna

Votes: 146,674 | Gross: $31.84M

7. John Adams (2008– )

TV-14 | 71 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.6
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The life of one of the USA's Founding Fathers, its second President, and his role in the nation's first 50 years.

Stars: Paul Giamatti, Laura Linney, John Dossett, Stephen Dillane

Votes: 22,464

8. An Unreasonable Man (2006)

Not Rated | 122 min | Documentary, Biography

7.9
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75 Metascore

A look at the career of consumer advocate Ralph Nader from wannabe presidential candidate to public pariah.

Directors: Henriette Mantel, Steve Skrovan | Stars: Ralph Nader, Pat Buchanan, Howard Zinn, Eric Alterman

Votes: 1,581 | Gross: $0.18M

9. Bush's Brain (2004)

PG-13 | 80 min | Documentary

6.8
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48 Metascore

An examination of political consultant Karl Rove's influence on George W. Bush's candidacy.

Directors: Joseph Mealey, Michael Shoob | Stars: Cathy Bonner, Bruce Buchanan, Max Cleland, Shirley Cuff

Votes: 884 | Gross: $0.01M

10. The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers (2009)

92 min | Documentary

7.8
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75 Metascore

"The Most Dangerous Man in America" is the story of what happens when a former Pentagon insider, armed only with his conscience, steadfast determination, and a file cabinet full of ... See full summary »

Directors: Judith Ehrlich, Rick Goldsmith | Stars: Peter Arnett, Ben Bagdikian, Ann Beeson, John Dean

Votes: 2,037 | Gross: $0.45M

In 1971, Daniel Ellsberg shook America to its foundations when he smuggled a top-secret Pentagon study to the New York Times that showed how five Presidents consistently lied to the American people about the Vietnam War that was killing millions and tearing America apart. The Pentagon Papers was really the first chapter of Watergate, the trigger that drove Richard Nixon to take the law into his own hands.

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11. Casino Jack and the United States of Money (2010)

R | 118 min | Documentary

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68 Metascore

A probing investigation into the lies, greed and corruption surrounding D.C. super-lobbyist Jack Abramoff and his cronies.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: Jack Abramoff, Tom DeLay, William Branner, Melanie Sloan

Votes: 1,438 | Gross: $0.18M

12. Casino Jack (2010)

R | 108 min | Biography, Comedy, Crime

6.2
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51 Metascore

A hot shot Washington DC lobbyist and his protégé go down hard as their schemes to peddle influence lead to corruption and murder.

Director: George Hickenlooper | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Barry Pepper, Jon Lovitz, Ruth Marshall

Votes: 15,536 | Gross: $1.04M

13. Clinton (2012 TV Movie)

240 min | Documentary, Biography

7.4
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The political history of Bill Clinton including his two terms as President of the United States.

Director: Barak Goodman | Stars: Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Campbell Scott, Zoë Wanamaker

Votes: 64

14. California State of Mind: The Legacy of Pat Brown (2011)

Documentary, Biography

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CALIFORNIA STATE OF MIND tells the story of how one man rose against seemingly insurmountable obstacles and shaped the future of modern California. Rather than lionizing Brown as "the ... See full summary »

Director: Sascha Rice | Stars: Tom Brokaw, Jerry Brown, Willie Brown, Warren Christopher

Votes: 20

15. Lincoln (2012)

PG-13 | 150 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.4
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86 Metascore

As the War continues to rage, America's president struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield as he fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to emancipate the slaves.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, David Strathairn, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Votes: 213,353 | Gross: $182.21M

16. Koch (2012)

Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary, Biography, History

6.3
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71 Metascore

A documentary on Ed Koch, the mayor of New York City from 1978 to 1989.

Director: Neil Barsky | Stars: Ed Koch, Michael Bloomberg, Calvin O. Butts III, Carl McCall

Votes: 280 | Gross: $0.34M

17. The World According to Dick Cheney (2013)

Documentary

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Directors: R.J. Cutler, Greg Finton | Stars: Dick Cheney, Lynne Cheney, Dennis Haysbert, Ron Suskind

Votes: 417

18. Fall to Grace (2013)

TV-14 | 48 min | Documentary

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Emmy(R)-winning filmmaker Alexandra Pelosi ('Journeys With George') explores scandalized former New Jersey governor Jim McGreevey's new life as a spiritual advisor to female prison inmates and a soon-to-be ordained Episcopalian priest.

Director: Alexandra Pelosi | Star: Jim McGreevey

Votes: 80

19. Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013)

PG-13 | 141 min | Biography, Drama, History

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60 Metascore

A chronicle of Nelson Mandela's life journey from his childhood in a rural village through to his inauguration as the first democratically elected president of South Africa.

Director: Justin Chadwick | Stars: Idris Elba, Naomie Harris, Terry Pheto, Robert Hobbs

Votes: 23,313 | Gross: $8.32M

20. Cesar Chavez (2014)

PG-13 | 102 min | Biography, Drama

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51 Metascore

A biography of the civil-rights activist and labor organizer Cesar Chavez.

Director: Diego Luna | Stars: Michael Peña, America Ferrera, Rosario Dawson, John Malkovich

Votes: 2,752 | Gross: $5.55M

21. JFK: A President Betrayed (2013)

90 min | Documentary, Drama, History

7.6
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Narrated by Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman, "JFK: A President Betrayed" uncovers new evidence that reveals how JFK embarked on secret back channel peace efforts with Nikita Khrushchev ... See full summary »

Director: Cory Taylor | Stars: Alex Akalovsky, Günter Bischof, Andrea Cousins, Candis Cousins

Votes: 147

22. The Unknown Known (2013)

PG-13 | 103 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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69 Metascore

Former United States Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld, discusses his career in Washington D.C. from his days as a congressman in the early 1960s to planning the invasion of Iraq in 2003.

Director: Errol Morris | Stars: Donald Rumsfeld, Errol Morris

Votes: 3,329 | Gross: $0.28M

23. Anita (II) (2013)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary, History

6.5
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68 Metascore

A profile of Anita Hill, the African-American lawyer who challenged Clarence Thomas' nomination to the US Supreme Court and thus exposed the problem of sexual harassment to the world.

Director: Freida Lee Mock

Votes: 334

24. The Trials of Henry Kissinger (2002)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary

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72 Metascore

A film about the war crimes of the American diplomat, Henry Kissinger.

Director: Eugene Jarecki | Stars: Brian Cox, Henry Kissinger, Anna Chennault, Amy Goodman

Votes: 1,816 | Gross: $0.52M

25. The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara (2003)

PG-13 | 107 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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87 Metascore

The story of America as seen through the eyes of the former Secretary of Defense under President John F. Kennedy and President Lyndon Johnson, Robert McNamara.

Director: Errol Morris | Stars: Robert McNamara, John F. Kennedy, Fidel Castro, Richard Nixon

Votes: 20,473 | Gross: $4.19M

26. The Roosevelts: An Intimate History (2014– )

Documentary, Biography, History

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A documentary that weaves together the stories of Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, three members of one of the most prominent and influential families in American politics.

Stars: Meryl Streep, Edward Herrmann, George Will, Doris Kearns Goodwin

Votes: 1,342

27. Nixon (1995)

R | 192 min | Biography, Drama, History

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66 Metascore

A biographical story of former U.S. President Richard Milhous Nixon, from his days as a young boy, to his eventual Presidency, which ended in shame.

Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Joan Allen, Powers Boothe, Ed Harris

Votes: 25,596 | Gross: $13.56M

28. All the Way (2016 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 132 min | Biography, Drama, History

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Lyndon Johnson becomes the President of the United States in the chaotic aftermath of John F. Kennedy's assassination and spends his first year in office fighting to pass the Civil Rights Act.

Director: Jay Roach | Stars: Bryan Cranston, Anthony Mackie, Melissa Leo, Frank Langella

Votes: 10,419

29. Weiner (2016)

R | 96 min | Documentary

7.6
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84 Metascore

An examination of disgraced New York Congressman Anthony Weiner's mayoral campaign and today's political landscape.

Directors: Josh Kriegman, Elyse Steinberg | Stars: Anthony Weiner, Huma Abedin, Jordan Zain Weiner, Barbara Morgan

Votes: 7,947 | Gross: $1.61M