Most Popular "Political Drama" Titles
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3. Lincoln (2012)
PG-13 | 150 min | Biography, Drama, History
As the Civil 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.
Votes: 198,091 | Gross: $182.20M
4. The King's Speech (2010)
R | 118 min | Biography, Drama, History
The story of King George VI of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, his impromptu ascension to the throne and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch become worthy of it.
Votes: 506,032 | Gross: $138.80M
6. All the President's Men (1976)
PG | 138 min | Biography, Drama, History
7. Malcolm X (1992)
PG-13 | 202 min | Biography, Drama, History
Biographical epic of the controversial and influential Black Nationalist leader, from his early life and career as a small-time gangster, to his ministry as a member of the Nation of Islam.
Votes: 64,139 | Gross: $48.17M
8. Mississippi Burning (1988)
R | 128 min | Crime, Drama, History
Two FBI agents with wildly different styles arrive in Mississippi to investigate the disappearance of some civil rights activists.
Votes: 65,889 | Gross: $34.60M
10. 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: 43,162 | Gross: $65.00M
11. The Queen (2006)
PG-13 | 103 min | Biography, Drama
Votes: 85,608 | Gross: $56.44M
13. Frost/Nixon (2008)
R | 122 min | Drama
A dramatic retelling of the post-Watergate television interviews between British talk-show host David Frost and former president Richard Nixon.
Votes: 88,839 | Gross: $18.59M
15. All the King's Men (2006)
PG-13 | 128 min | Drama, Thriller
Based on the Robert Penn Warren novel. The life of populist Southerner Willie Stark, a political creature loosely based on Governor Huey Long of Louisiana.
Votes: 20,795 | Gross: $7.22M
16. Ghosts of Mississippi (1996)
PG-13 | 130 min | Drama, History
A Mississippi district attorney and the widow of Medgar Evers struggle to finally bring a white racist to justice for the 1963 murder of the civil rights leader.
Votes: 8,560 | Gross: $13.05M
17. 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.
18. 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: 24,069 | Gross: $13.56M
19. 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: 20,483 | Gross: $17.80M
21. Battle in Seattle (2007)
R | 98 min | Action, Drama
Activists arrive in Seattle, Washington en masse to protest a meeting of the World Trade Organization. Riots and chaos ensue as demonstrators successfully stop the WTO meetings.
Votes: 12,795 | Gross: $0.22M
22. An American Affair (2008)
R | 93 min | Drama
In 1963, during the swirl of glamour and intrigue that turned President John F. Kennedy's Washington into Camelot, a lonely 13-year-old Catholic school boy comes of age.
25. No God, No Master (2013)
PG-13 | 94 min | Crime, Drama, History
When a series of package bombs show up on the doorsteps of prominent politicians and businessmen in the summer of 1919, U.S. Bureau of Investigation Agent William Flynn (Strathairn) is ... See full summary »
Votes: 587 | Gross: $0.01M
26. The Pallisers (1974 TV Mini-Series)
50 min | Drama
Follows the novels of Anthony Trollope. Beginning with the forced Marriage of Susan Hampshire's character, Glencora, the lives of the friends and children of this couple are the subject of ... See full summary »
29. Truman (1995 TV Movie)
PG | 135 min | Biography, Drama
Biographical account of America's President for the latter part of WWII. Shows Truman's rise from small-town nobody to leader of the USA, his decision to use the Atomic Bomb against Japan, ... See full summary »
30. Masters of Science Fiction (2007 TV Mini-Series)
42 min | Drama, Sci-Fi
A series adapting science-fiction stories by well-known authors into 60 minute episodes, introduced by renowned physicist Stephen Hawking. Stories filmed included those of science fiction ... See full summary »
32. Salt of the Earth (1954)
94 min | Drama, History
Mexican workers at a Zinc mine call a general strike. It is only through the solidarity of the workers, and importantly the indomitable resolve of their wives, mothers and daughters, that they eventually triumph.
33. I as in Icarus (1979)
120 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
After the recently re-elected President of a fictitious state has been assassinated, one of the members of the investigation committee refuses to sign the final report and is given the task... See full summary »
36. Hanna K. (1983)
R | 111 min | Drama
An Israeli lawyer is defending a Palestinian charged by The Military Court System in the Israeli-Occupied Territories. It's a tough case because of a strong political background.
37. Washington: Behind Closed Doors (1977 TV Mini-Series)
750 min | Drama
The story of a power-hungry U.S. President, and the men he surrounds himself with in order to keep his hold on power. Based on John Ehrlichman's book about the Nixon administration.
39. Trade Routes (2007)
101 min | Drama, Thriller
Trade Routes A political thriller exploring the ineptitude of U.S. Intelligence and cynicism of the global "democracy business." Set against an Eastern European election, multiple story ... See full summary »
40. Syota ng bayan (2001)
105 min | Drama, Romance
Syota ng Bayan is Tanya Marquez (Priscilla Almeda), a starlet who quits showbiz and goes back to her hometown. Upon knowing that a cement factory is causing a lot of havoc in the ... See full summary »
41. One Man's War (1991 TV Movie)
PG-13 | 100 min | Drama
Based on true events: a Paraguayan doctor and his family seek justice for his son, who was tortured to death by the dictatorial regime of Alfredo Stroessner.
44. Kronprinsessan (2006 TV Mini-Series)
232 min | Drama
Right before Christmas Charlotte Ekeblad (Rapaport) is given an offer she hardly can refuse, to become a minister in the Swedish Parliament. As minister of environment she is put in a ... See full summary »
45. Die Frau vom Checkpoint Charlie (2007 TV Movie)
180 min | Drama
Based on a true story, Miguel Alexandre's two-part drama focuses on a East German woman and the fight for her children. Spring 1982: Sara Bender, living with her daughters Silvia and Sabine... See full summary »
46. Days of Betrayal (1973)
227 min | Drama, History, War
This feature film based on the events of 1938 is a chronicle of the futile efforts of the Czechoslovak president Edvard Benes (Jirí Pleskot), politicians and ordinary citizens, to save the ... See full summary »