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1. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)

PG | 95 min | Comedy

8.5
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96 Metascore

An insane general triggers a path to nuclear holocaust that a war room full of politicians and generals frantically try to stop.

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden, Keenan Wynn

Votes: 362,919

2. Idiocracy (2006)

R | 84 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.6
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66 Metascore

Private Joe Bauers, the definition of "average American", is selected by the Pentagon to be the guinea pig for a top-secret hibernation program. Forgotten, he awakes five centuries in the future. He discovers a society so incredibly dumbed down that he's easily the most intelligent person alive.

Director: Mike Judge | Stars: Luke Wilson, Maya Rudolph, Dax Shepard, Terry Crews

Votes: 114,813 | Gross: $0.44M

3. The American President (1995)

PG-13 | 114 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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67 Metascore

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.

Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Michael Douglas, Annette Bening, Martin Sheen, Michael J. Fox

Votes: 44,508 | Gross: $65.00M

4. Being There (1979)

PG | 130 min | Comedy, Drama

8.0
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A simple, sheltered gardener becomes an unlikely trusted advisor to a powerful businessman and an insider in Washington politics.

Director: Hal Ashby | Stars: Peter Sellers, Shirley MacLaine, Melvyn Douglas, Jack Warden

Votes: 54,013

5. Wag the Dog (1997)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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73 Metascore

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.

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Robert De Niro, Anne Heche, Denis Leary

Votes: 69,712 | Gross: $43.02M

6. Dave (1993)

PG-13 | 110 min | Comedy, Romance

6.8
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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.

Director: Ivan Reitman | Stars: Kevin Kline, Sigourney Weaver, Frank Langella, Kevin Dunn

Votes: 42,190 | Gross: $63.27M

7. Dick (1999)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy

6.1
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65 Metascore

Two girls wander away from a White House tour and meet President Nixon.

Director: Andrew Fleming | Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Michelle Williams, Dan Hedaya, Will Ferrell

Votes: 16,439 | Gross: $6.24M

8. Primary Colors (1998)

R | 143 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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70 Metascore

A man joins the political campaign of a smooth-operator candidate for president of the USA.

Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: John Travolta, Emma Thompson, Kathy Bates, Larry Hagman

Votes: 24,570 | Gross: $38.97M

9. Postal (2007)

R | 100 min | Action, Comedy, Thriller

4.5
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22 Metascore

In the ironically named city of Paradise, a recently laid-off loser teams up with his cult-leading uncle to steal a peculiar bounty of riches from their local amusement park; somehow, the recently arrived Taliban have a similar focus, but a far more sinister intent.

Director: Uwe Boll | Stars: Dave Foley, Verne Troyer, Zack Ward, Chris Coppola

Votes: 20,537

10. My Fellow Americans (1996)

PG-13 | 101 min | Adventure, Comedy

6.5
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Two former U. S. Presidents, hated rivals, join forces to expose the current, corrupt President at the risk of their lives.

Director: Peter Segal | Stars: Jack Lemmon, James Garner, Dan Aykroyd, John Heard

Votes: 12,620 | Gross: $22.29M

11. That's My Bush! (2001– )

30 min | Comedy

7.5
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Somewhat dim President George W. Bush's White House more closely resembles the set of a sitcom than real life, down to the laugh track.

Stars: Timothy Bottoms, Carrie Quinn Dolin, Kurt Fuller, Marcia Wallace

Votes: 1,707

12. DAG (2000–2001)

30 min | Comedy

5.8
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Secret Service agent Jerome Daggett was head of the Presidential Protection Detail's elite A-team, until he jumped in the wrong direction when an assassin opened fire on the President. ... See full summary »

Stars: David Alan Grier, Stephen Dunham, Mel Jackson, Lauren Tom

Votes: 71

13. Call Me Bwana (1963)

93 min | Comedy

5.3
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A returning moon capsule with vital information goes off course and lands in Africa where the little-known Ekele tribesmen find it. Washington orders the great African Authority Matthew ... See full summary »

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Bob Hope, Anita Ekberg, Edie Adams, Lionel Jeffries

Votes: 584

14. First Family (1980)

R | 97 min | Comedy

4.1
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Bob Newhart stars as President Manfred Link in this zany, wonderfully cast comedy from veteran funnyman Buck Henry (Heaven Can Wait, The Graduate).

Director: Buck Henry | Stars: Bob Newhart, Gilda Radner, Madeline Kahn, Richard Benjamin

Votes: 481

15. Mr. President (1987–1988)

30 min | Comedy

7.0
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Short lived Fox sitcom based inside the White House. George C. Scott stars as a fictitious president facing First Family problems when his wife unexpectedly runs away.

Stars: George C. Scott, Maddie Corman, Andre Gower, Conrad Bain

Votes: 35

16. Hail to the Chief (1985– )

30 min | Comedy

7.5
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Julia Mansfield is the first woman to be elected President of the United States. In addition to dealing with the threat of nuclear war with the Soviet Union, spies in the cabinet, and ... See full summary »

Stars: Patty Duke, Ted Bessell, Quinn Cummings, Ricky Paull Goldin

Votes: 40

17. Ang tanging ina n'yong lahat (2008)

105 min | Comedy

5.9
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An unstoppable mother of twelve children gets a job at the presidential palace and ends up in the public eye after unwittingly saving the president's life. She gets thrust onto the national... See full summary »

Director: Wenn V. Deramas | Stars: Ai-Ai de las Alas, Eugene Domingo, Shaina Magdayao, Carlo Aquino

Votes: 57

18. A Political Cartoon (1974)

22 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.9
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Two guys run a cartoon character for President.

Directors: Joseph Adamson, Jim Morrow | Stars: Mel Blanc, Alex Krakower, Liam Smith, Joseph Adamson

Votes: 21

19. The War Against Terror: The Musical (2004)

15 min | Comedy, Short, Music

5.2
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This mock-documentary follows the cast and crew of 'The War Against Terror: The Musical!' as they struggle towards the opening night.

Director: Chris Lightwing | Stars: Jamie Bower, Michael Jeffries, Elliot Hill, Daniel Higley

Votes: 56

20. Chilly Beach: The Canadian President (2008)

90 min | Animation

5.7
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When the United States finally conquers Canada by "asking nicely," Dale is thrown into the job of American presidency thanks to the machinations of the shadowy Hangelberg Group. However, ... See full summary »

Director: Jon Izen | Stars: Steve Ashton, Todd Peterson, Robert Smith, Mary Lawliss

Votes: 15

21. Saturday Night Live (1975– )
Episode: Dana Carvey/The Wallflowers (2000)

TV-14 | 90 min | Comedy, Music

5.8
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Dana Carvey's third time hosting. Sketches include: Third Presidential Debate, Dana Carvey Monologue, Magic Mouth, Delicious Dish, Church Chat, Father and Son Go Hunting, Weekend Update ... See full summary »

Directors: Beth McCarthy-Miller, Adam McKay | Stars: Jimmy Fallon, Will Ferrell, Ana Gasteyer, Darrell Hammond

Votes: 41