Political Movies

Looking for a way to get your kids interested in the political process? These movies should do the trick -- whether they rely on suspense, humor, or romance, all of them make politics and government seem awfully entertaining.

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Every American should watch this once a year.
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(Release Year: 1972)
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Outstanding, inspirational story of Honest Abe's early days.
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(Release Year: 1939)
Superb Woodward and Bernstein Watergate story.
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(Release Year: 1976)
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Pleasant comedy for older kids and up.
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(Release Year: 1998)
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Brilliant biopic engages, educates, and inspires.
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(Release Year: 1982)
Witty, wise, and idealized political romance.
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(Release Year: 1995)
Compelling political drama won't engage most kids.
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(Release Year: 2005)
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Streep is riveting in well-acted but underwhelming biopic.
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(Release Year: 2011)
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Outstanding drama about revered leader's political genius.
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(Release Year: 2012)
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Funny, scatalogical movie about President Nixon.
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(Release Year: 1999)
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Talky, play-based political drama sheds light on history.
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(Release Year: 2008)
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Superb film about Cuban missile crisis, best for older kids.
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(Release Year: 2000)
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Complex account of 2008 economic collapse; lots of language.
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(Release Year: 2012)
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Dense psychodrama of much-disliked U.S. president.
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(Release Year: 1995)
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Dark high school comedy is best for older teens.
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(Release Year: 1999)
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Entertaining, creepily resonant political comedy.
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(Release Year: 1997)
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Comedic superstars aim their raunchy satire at politics.
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(Release Year: 2012)

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