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1. Designated Survivor (2016–2019)

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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A low-level Cabinet member becomes President of the United States after a catastrophic attack kills everyone above him in the line of succession.

Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Adan Canto, Italia Ricci, Kal Penn

Votes: 64,305

2. Mars Attacks! (1996)

PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.3
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52 Metascore

Earth is invaded by Martians with unbeatable weapons and a cruel sense of humor.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Pierce Brosnan, Sarah Jessica Parker, Annette Bening

Votes: 198,326 | Gross: $37.77M

3. White House Down (2013)

PG-13 | 131 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.4
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52 Metascore

While on a tour of the White House with his young daughter, a Capitol policeman springs into action to save his child and protect the president from a heavily armed group of paramilitary invaders.

Director: Roland Emmerich | Stars: Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jason Clarke

Votes: 193,539 | Gross: $73.10M

4. Independence Day (1996)

PG-13 | 145 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.0
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59 Metascore

The aliens are coming and their goal is to invade and destroy Earth. Fighting superior technology, mankind's best weapon is the will to survive.

Director: Roland Emmerich | Stars: Will Smith, Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum, Mary McDonnell

Votes: 499,762 | Gross: $306.17M

5. Pixels (2015)

PG-13 | 105 min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi

5.6
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27 Metascore

When aliens misinterpret video feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war, they attack the Earth in the form of the video games.

Director: Chris Columbus | Stars: Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan, Peter Dinklage

Votes: 121,289 | Gross: $78.75M

6. Air Force One (1997)

R | 124 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.5
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61 Metascore

Communist Radicals hijack Air Force One with The U.S. President and his family on board. The Vice President negotiates from Washington D.C., while the President, a Veteran, fights to rescue the hostages on board.

Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman, Glenn Close, Wendy Crewson

Votes: 168,774 | Gross: $172.96M

7. Chasing Liberty (2004)

PG-13 | 111 min | Comedy, Romance

6.1
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46 Metascore

Anna wants to be like other girls her age (18): date a guy etc. but she's the US president's daughter and always guarded. In Prague he breaks his promise of only 2 agents following her to a concert and she runs away with Ben to see Europe.

Director: Andy Cadiff | Stars: Mandy Moore, Matthew Goode, Mark Harmon, Stark Sands

Votes: 34,547 | Gross: $12.19M

8. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012)

R | 105 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

5.9
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42 Metascore

Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, discovers vampires are planning to take over the United States. He makes it his mission to eliminate them.

Director: Timur Bekmambetov | Stars: Benjamin Walker, Rufus Sewell, Dominic Cooper, Anthony Mackie

Votes: 143,701 | Gross: $37.52M

9. John Adams (2008)

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

8.5
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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: 25,434

10. The Jackal (1997)

R | 124 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.4
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36 Metascore

An imprisoned I.R.A. fighter is freed to help stop a brutal, seemingly "faceless" assassin from completing his next job.

Director: Michael Caton-Jones | Stars: Bruce Willis, Richard Gere, Sidney Poitier, Diane Venora

Votes: 100,379 | Gross: $54.93M

11. Being There (1979)

PG | 130 min | Comedy, Drama

8.0
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84 Metascore

A simpleminded, 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: 60,941 | Gross: $30.18M

12. Jackie (V) (2016)

R | 100 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.7
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81 Metascore

Following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy fights through grief and trauma to regain her faith, console her children, and define her husband's historic legacy.

Director: Pablo Larraín | Stars: Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, Greta Gerwig, Billy Crudup

Votes: 66,853 | Gross: $13.96M

13. W. (I) (2008)

PG-13 | 129 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.3
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56 Metascore

A chronicle of the life and Presidency of George W. Bush.

Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Banks, Ioan Gruffudd, Colin Hanks

Votes: 44,636 | Gross: $25.53M

14. First Daughter (2004)

PG | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.0
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31 Metascore

The daughter of the U.S. President heads off to college where she falls for a graduate student with a secret.

Director: Forest Whitaker | Stars: Katie Holmes, Marc Blucas, Michael Keaton, Amerie

Votes: 20,011 | Gross: $9.06M

15. The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear (1991)

PG-13 | 85 min | Comedy, Crime

6.9
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65 Metascore

Lieutenant Frank Drebin discovers that his ex-girlfriend's new beau is involved in a plot to kidnap a scientist who advocates solar energy.

Director: David Zucker | Stars: Leslie Nielsen, Priscilla Presley, George Kennedy, O.J. Simpson

Votes: 97,426 | Gross: $86.93M

16. LBJ (2016)

R | 98 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.5
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54 Metascore

Lyndon B. Johnson aligns himself with John F. Kennedy, rises to the Presidency, and deals with the civil rights struggles of the 1960s.

Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Woody Harrelson, Michael Stahl-David, Richard Jenkins, Jennifer Jason Leigh

Votes: 4,590 | Gross: $2.47M

17. Dave (1993)

PG-13 | 110 min | Comedy, Romance

6.8
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76 Metascore

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: 46,211 | Gross: $63.27M

18. Nixon (1995)

R | 192 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.1
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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: 27,193 | Gross: $13.56M

19. The Sentinel (2006)

PG-13 | 108 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.1
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49 Metascore

A Secret Service agent is framed as the mole in an assassination attempt on the President. He must clear his name and foil another assassination attempt while on the run from a Secret Service Protective Intelligence Division agent.

Director: Clark Johnson | Stars: Michael Douglas, Kiefer Sutherland, Kim Basinger, Eva Longoria

Votes: 46,087 | Gross: $36.28M

20. All the Way (2016 TV Movie)

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

7.3
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Lyndon Baines 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: 11,965

21. Graves (I) (2016– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy

6.5
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Former President Richard Graves has the epiphany, twenty years after leaving office, that his policies have damaged the country for decades. This, as his wife, the former First Lady, has political ambitions of her own.

Stars: Nick Nolte, Skylar Astin, Heléne Yorke, Chris Lowell

Votes: 944

22. Spartan (2004)

R | 106 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.5
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60 Metascore

The investigation into a kidnapping of the daughter of a high-ranking US government official.

Director: David Mamet | Stars: Val Kilmer, Derek Luke, William H. Macy, Tia Texada

Votes: 28,395 | Gross: $4.43M

23. Most Wanted (1997)

R | 99 min | Action, Thriller

5.6
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A Marine on death row is recruited by a shadowy U.S. military officer as part of a top-secret ops team, then gets framed for murder when the team and its officer set him up as the fall guy for the assassination of the First Lady.

Director: David Hogan | Stars: Keenen Ivory Wayans, Jon Voight, Robert Kotecki, Rick Cramer

Votes: 5,388 | Gross: $6.32M

24. Killing Lincoln (2013 TV Movie)

Unrated | 92 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.7
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Based on The New York Times best-selling novel, Killing Lincoln is the suspenseful, eye-opening story of the events surrounding the assassination of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln.

Director: Adrian Moat | Stars: Tom Hanks, Regen Wilson, Billy Campbell, Jesse Johnson

Votes: 2,008

25. Man of the Year (2006)

PG-13 | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.2
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39 Metascore

A comedian who hosts a news satire program decides to run for president, and a computerized voting machine malfunction gets him elected.

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Robin Williams, Laura Linney, Lewis Black, Christopher Walken

Votes: 30,603 | Gross: $37.44M

26. Political Animals (2012)

TV-14 | 360 min | Drama

7.7
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A divorced, former First Lady, is currently serving as the Secretary of State. She deals with State Department issues, while trying to keep her family together.

Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Carla Gugino, James Wolk, Sebastian Stan

Votes: 5,680

27. Fail-Safe (1964)

Not Rated | 112 min | Drama, Thriller

8.0
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75 Metascore

American planes are sent to deliver a nuclear attack on Moscow, but it's a mistake due to an electrical malfunction. Can all-out war be averted?

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Henry Fonda, Walter Matthau, Fritz Weaver, Dan O'Herlihy

Votes: 17,809

28. End Game (2006)

R | 93 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.1
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A secret Service agent and a news reporter investigate the conspiracy behind the assassination of the President.

Director: Andy Cheng | Stars: Cuba Gooding Jr., Angie Harmon, James Woods, Patrick Fabian

Votes: 4,929

29. Assassination (1987)

PG-13 | 88 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

5.2
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A presidential bodyguard is assigned to protect an objecting first lady, as repeated attempts are made on her life.

Director: Peter R. Hunt | Stars: Charles Bronson, Jill Ireland, Stephen Elliott, Jan Gan Boyd

Votes: 2,654 | Gross: $6.08M

30. First Kid (1996)

PG | 101 min | Family, Comedy

5.2
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A former boxer turned Secret Service agent is assigned to protect the President's son, who seems determined to make life difficult for his new protector.

Director: David Mickey Evans | Stars: Sinbad, Brock Pierce, Blake Boyd, Timothy Busfield

Votes: 9,469 | Gross: $26.46M

31. Guarding Tess (1994)

PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Drama

6.2
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46 Metascore

A former U.S. First Lady wants a particular Secret Service agent to head her bodyguard detail, even though he can't stand her.

Director: Hugh Wilson | Stars: Shirley MacLaine, Nicolas Cage, Austin Pendleton, Edward Albert

Votes: 14,693 | Gross: $27.05M

32. Welcome to Mooseport (2004)

PG-13 | 110 min | Comedy, Romance

5.2
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33 Metascore

A US president who has retired after two terms in office returns to his hometown of Mooseport, Maine and decides to run for Mayor against another local candidate.

Director: Donald Petrie | Stars: Gene Hackman, Ray Romano, Maura Tierney, Marcia Gay Harden

Votes: 11,714 | Gross: $14.47M

33. Killing Kennedy (2013 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 87 min | Drama, Thriller

6.0
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Based on Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard's best seller comes this shocking thriller starring Rob Lowe and Ginnifer Goodwin. As John F. Kennedy (Lowe) rises to become U.S. president, a ... See full summary »

Director: Nelson McCormick | Stars: Rob Lowe, Will Rothhaar, Jack Noseworthy, Casey Siemaszko

Votes: 3,274

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

TV-14 | 795 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.8
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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: 1,819

35. American Dreamz (2006)

PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Music

5.4
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45 Metascore

The new season of "American Dreamz," the wildly popular television singing contest, has captured the country's attention, as the competition looks to be between a young Midwestern gal (Moore) and a showtunes-loving young man from Orange County (Golzari). Recently awakened President Staton (Quaid) even wants in on the craze, as he signs up for the potential explosive season finale.

Director: Paul Weitz | Stars: Hugh Grant, Dennis Quaid, Mandy Moore, Willem Dafoe

Votes: 23,751 | Gross: $7.19M

36. The Special Relationship (2010 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 93 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.7
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A dramatization that traces former UK prime minister Tony Blair's relationships with Bill Clinton and George W. Bush.

Director: Richard Loncraine | Stars: Michael Sheen, Demetri Goritsas, Adam Godley, Marc Rioufol

Votes: 4,061

37. Path to War (2002 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 165 min | Biography, Drama, War

7.3
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In the mid-1960s, President Johnson and his foreign-policy team debate the decision to withdraw from or escalate the war in Vietnam.

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Michael Gambon, Donald Sutherland, Alec Baldwin, Bruce McGill

Votes: 2,883

38. Southside with You (2016)

PG-13 | 84 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.4
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74 Metascore

The film chronicles the summer 1989 afternoon when the future President of the United States, Barack Obama, wooed his future First Lady, Michelle Obama, on a first date across Chicago's South Side.

Director: Richard Tanne | Stars: Tika Sumpter, Parker Sawyers, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Phillip Edward Van Lear

Votes: 7,327 | Gross: $6.30M

39. Love Field (1992)

PG-13 | 105 min | Drama

6.6
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When a woman enrout to JFK's funeral befriends a black man's daughter, they experience numerous revelations and hardships.

Director: Jonathan Kaplan | Stars: Michelle Pfeiffer, Dennis Haysbert, Stephanie McFadden, Brian Kerwin

Votes: 3,389 | Gross: $1.95M

40. Dear Eleanor (2016)

PG-13 | 89 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.0
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Two teenage girls travel across the U.S. in 1962, during the chaos of the Cuban missile crisis, in search of Eleanor Roosevelt.

Director: Kevin Connolly | Stars: Liana Liberato, Isabelle Fuhrman, Josh Lucas, Luke Wilson

Votes: 1,535

41. The Brady Bunch in the White House (2002 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 88 min | Comedy, Family

3.4
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Mike Brady becomes the President of the United States, and names Carol as his V.P..

Director: Neal Israel | Stars: Shelley Long, Gary Cole, Chad Doreck, Autumn Reeser

Votes: 834

42. Irrefutable Proof That Michelle Obama Is a Man (2014 Video)

24 min | Documentary, Short

6.9
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Conspiracy theory video intended to prove the true gender of the First Lady of The United States.

Votes: 15

43. FDR: American Badass! (2012)

R | 93 min | Action, Comedy

5.5
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An outrageous, over-the-top spoof, FDR: American Badass is the untold true story of our country's greatest monster-hunting president!

Director: Garrett Brawith | Stars: Barry Bostwick, Lin Shaye, Bruce McGill, Ray Wise

Votes: 1,741

44. Warm Springs (2005 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 121 min | Biography, Drama

7.5
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The stirring true story of Franklin D. Roosevelt's battle with polio in 1921.

Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Cynthia Nixon, David Paymer, Tim Blake Nelson

Votes: 2,472

45. Truman (1995 TV Movie)

PG | 135 min | Biography, Drama

7.1
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Though considered unqualified, Harry S. Truman becomes the 33rd president following the April 1945 death of Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Director: Frank Pierson | Stars: Gary Sinise, Diana Scarwid, Richard Dysart, Colm Feore

Votes: 2,086

46. That's My Bush! (2001)

30 min | Comedy

7.4
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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: 1,825

47. Bertie and Elizabeth (2002 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 99 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.2
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A chronicle of the life of George VI, who was forced to become King following the abdication of his brother Edward VIII, and his relationship with his wife, Elizabeth.

Director: Giles Foster | Stars: James Wilby, Alan Bates, Eileen Atkins, Dolly Wells

Votes: 524

48. The Greek Tycoon (1978)

R | 107 min | Drama

5.4
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The life of the Greek tycoon Aristotelis Onassis.

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Jacqueline Bisset, Raf Vallone, Edward Albert

Votes: 1,042

49. The President's Man (2000 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 90 min | Action, Thriller

4.8
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A U.S. president's highly classified secret agent must find a fearless replacement to take over his extremely dangerous military missions.

Directors: Eric Norris, Michael Preece | Stars: Chuck Norris, Dylan Neal, Jennifer Tung, Soon-Tek Oh

Votes: 1,875

50. DAG (2000–2001)

30 min | Comedy

5.8
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Following an embarrassing blunder, the President's top secret service agent is reassigned to the First Lady and has to contend with her eccentric staff.

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

Votes: 89



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