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1. The Ides of March (2011)
R | 101 min | Drama, Thriller
An idealistic staffer for a new presidential candidate gets a crash course on dirty politics during his stint on the campaign trail.
Votes: 200,486 | Gross: $40.96M
2. Street Fight (2005)
Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary
This documentary follows the 2002 mayoral campaign in Newark, New Jersey in which a City Councilman, Cory Booker, attempted to unseat longtime mayor Sharpe James.
4. Bob Roberts (1992)
R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama
A right-wing folk singer becomes a corrupt politician and runs a crooked election campaign. Only one independent muck-raking reporter is trying to stop him.
Votes: 12,149 | Gross: $4.48M
5. The French Minister (2013)
Not Rated | 113 min | Comedy
Alexandre Taillard de Vorms is tall and impressive, a man with style, attractive to women. He also happens to be the Minister of Foreign Affairs for the land of enlightenment: France. With ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,703 | Gross: $0.00M
7. Advise & Consent (1962)
Not Rated | 139 min | Drama, Thriller
Senate investigation into the President's newly nominated Secretary of State, gives light to a secret from the past, which may not only ruin the candidate, but the President's character as well.
9. The American President (1995)
PG-13 | 114 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Comedy-drama about a widowed U.S. President and a lobbyist who fall in love. It's all above-board, but "politics is perception", and sparks fly anyway.
Votes: 45,777 | Gross: $65.00M
10. Being There (1979)
PG | 130 min | Comedy, Drama
A simple, sheltered gardener becomes an unlikely trusted advisor to a powerful businessman and an insider in Washington politics.
Votes: 56,457 | Gross: $30.18M
11. The Best Man (1964)
Approved | 102 min | Drama
The two front runners for their party's presidential nomination, one principled and the other ruthless, vie for the former President's endorsement.
12. Blaze (1989)
R | 120 min | Biography, Drama
A middle-aged Louisiana governor falls in love with a young stripper, which jeopardizes his political career and the radical policies which have made him a controversial figure.
Votes: 3,167 | Gross: $19.13M
13. Boogie Man: The Lee Atwater Story (2008)
Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, Biography
The Murrow, Polk, and IDA Award-winning documentary Boogie Man is about Lee Atwater, a blues-playing rogue whose rise from the South to Chairman of the GOP made him a political rock star. ... See full summary »
Votes: 580 | Gross: $0.06M
14. The Distinguished Gentleman (1992)
R | 112 min | Comedy, Crime
A Florida con man uses the passing of the long time Congressman from his district who he just happens to share a name with, to get elected to his version of paradise, Congress, where the ... See full summary »
Votes: 13,338 | Gross: $46.67M
15. Bulworth (1998)
R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A suicidally disillusioned liberal politician puts a contract out on himself and takes the opportunity to be bluntly honest with his voters by affecting the rhythms and speech of hip-hop music and culture.
Votes: 23,046 | Gross: $26.53M
16. The Contender (2000)
R | 126 min | Drama, Thriller
Senator Laine Hanson is a contender for US Vice President, but information and disinformation about her past surfaces that threatens to de-rail her confirmation.
Votes: 21,329 | Gross: $17.87M
17. Dave (1993)
PG-13 | 110 min | Comedy, Romance
To avoid a potentially explosive scandal when the U.S. President goes into a coma, an affable temp agency owner with an uncanny resemblance is put in his place.
Votes: 43,237 | Gross: $63.27M
18. Wag the Dog (1997)
R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama
Shortly before an election, a spin-doctor and a Hollywood producer join efforts to fabricate a war in order to cover up a Presidential sex scandal.
Votes: 71,473 | Gross: $43.02M
19. In the Loop (2009)
Not Rated | 106 min | Comedy
A political satire about a group of skeptical American and British operatives attempting to prevent a war between two countries.
Votes: 47,748 | Gross: $2.38M
20. Frost/Nixon (2008)
R | 122 min | Biography, Drama
A dramatic retelling of the post-Watergate television interviews between British talk-show host David Frost and former president Richard Nixon.
Votes: 93,176 | Gross: $18.59M
21. Election (1999)
R | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A high school teacher's personal life becomes complicated as he works with students during the school elections, particularly with an obsessive overachiever determined to become student body president.
Votes: 78,775 | Gross: $14.88M
22. Duck Soup (1933)
Not Rated | 68 min | Comedy, Musical, War
Rufus T. Firefly is named president/dictator of bankrupt Freedonia and declares war on neighboring Sylvania over the love of wealthy Mrs. Teasdale.
24. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
Not Rated | 123 min | Drama, Western
A senator, who became famous for killing a notorious outlaw, returns for the funeral of an old friend and tells the truth about his deed.
25. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
Not Rated | 129 min | Comedy, Drama
A naive man is appointed to fill a vacancy in the United States Senate. His plans promptly collide with political corruption, but he doesn't back down.
Votes: 86,450 | Gross: $9.60M
26. My Fellow Americans (1996)
PG-13 | 101 min | Adventure, Comedy
Two former U. S. Presidents, hated rivals, join forces to expose the current, corrupt President at the risk of their lives.
Votes: 12,951 | Gross: $22.29M
27. Nashville (1975)
R | 160 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
Over the course of a few hectic days, numerous interrelated people prepare for a political convention as secrets and lies are surfaced and revealed.
Votes: 19,465 | Gross: $9.98M
28. Nixon (1995)
R | 192 min | Biography, Drama, History
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.
Votes: 25,682 | Gross: $13.56M
29. O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
PG-13 | 107 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime
In the deep south during the 1930s, three escaped convicts search for hidden treasure while a relentless lawman pursues them.
Votes: 245,748 | Gross: $45.51M
31. A Perfect Candidate (1996)
105 min | Documentary
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 »
Votes: 254 | Gross: $0.05M
35. Seven Days in May (1964)
Approved | 118 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller
United States military leaders plot to overthrow the President because he supports a nuclear disarmament treaty and they fear a Soviet sneak attack.
36. State of the Union (1948)
Approved | 124 min | Comedy, Drama
An industrialist is urged to run for President, but this requires uncomfortable compromises on both political and marital levels.
37. Taking on the Kennedys (1996 TV Movie)
52 min | Documentary
What would it be like to run against one of the most powerful political families in America? Enter the backrooms of American politics as a doctor named Kevin Vigilante takes on the Kennedys... See full summary »
38. Thirteen Days (2000)
PG-13 | 145 min | Drama, History, Thriller
A dramatization and a fictionalized account of the Kennedy administration's struggle to contain the Cuban Missile Crisis in October 1962.
Votes: 48,254 | Gross: $34.59M
39. Thank You for Smoking (2005)
R | 92 min | Comedy, Drama
Satirical comedy follows the machinations of Big Tobacco's chief spokesman, Nick Naylor, who spins on behalf of cigarettes while trying to remain a role model for his twelve-year-old son.
Votes: 199,957 | Gross: $24.79M
45. The Presidents' Gatekeepers (2013 TV Movie)
170 min | Documentary
Featuring exclusive interviews with all 20 living White House chiefs of staff. Spanning 50 years and nine administrations, it is an unprecedented series that pulls back the curtain on the inner workings of the Oval Office.
46. The Ghost Writer (2010)
PG-13 | 128 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A ghost writer, hired to complete the memoirs of a former British Prime Minister, uncovers secrets that put his own life in jeopardy.
Votes: 141,746 | Gross: $15.54M
49. Z (1969)
PG | 127 min | Crime, Drama, History
Following the murder of a prominent leftist, an investigator tries to uncover the truth while government officials attempt to cover up their roles.
Votes: 19,648 | Gross: $0.08M