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List Rules Political biopics. Vote up the best biopics about politicians and political figures.

There are many biopics that look at the lives of politicians and other political figures. But what are the best political biopic movies? This list includes titles such as All the President’s Men, The King’s Speech, Charlie Wilson’s War, and The Queen. The films on this list have been ranked by men and women as the best political biopics.

Movies have the ability to make us feel. They make us want to believe, be inspired, and live vicariously through the stories we see on screen. It is for this reason we often feel an emotional connection to films. Politics affects our lives in a variety of ways, so it is natural that filmmakers are drawn to stories about the lives of those who run the world.

Political biopics have told the story of Queen Elizabeth, John Kennedy, Bill Clinton, and George Patton and with a peek into the lives of these individuals, we can hopefully understand their motives, and thus their politics, all that much better. These movies vary in their genre but they are all equally fascinating.

Vote up the greatest political biopic movies ever made below or add one you think is great that isn't already on the list.

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Milk James Franco, Sean Penn, Josh Brolin - Harvey Milk

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All the President's Men Richard Nixon, Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford - Woodward and Bernstein

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JFK Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman, Kevin Bacon - Kennedy

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Gandhi Daniel Day-Lewis, Ben Kingsley, Martin Sheen - mahatma gandhi

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Frost/Nixon Kevin Bacon, Sam Rockwell, Michael Sheen - Richard Nixon

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Downfall Alexandra Lara, Bruno Ganz, Thomas Kretschmann - Adolf Hitler

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Malcolm X Denzel Washington, Al Sharpton, Nelson Mandela - Malcolm X

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Patton George C. Scott, Karl Malden, Paul Frees - George S. Patton

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The King's Speech Helena Bonham Carter, Colin Firth, Guy Pearce -  King George VI

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The Last King of Scotland Kerry Washington, Gillian Anderson, James McAvoy

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The Queen Helen Mirren, Michael Sheen, James Cromwell - Queen Elizabeth

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Primary Colors John Travolta, Emma Thompson, Bill Maher - Bill Clinton

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The Iron Lady Meryl Streep, Jim Broadbent, Iain Glen - Margaret Thatcher

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Nixon Anthony Hopkins, James Woods, Ed Harris - Richard Nixon

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The Ides of March George Clooney, Evan Rachel Wood, Ryan Gosling - Howard Dean

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Charlie Wilson's War Julia Roberts, Amy Adams, Tom Hanks - Charlie Wilson

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Elizabeth Cate Blanchett, Daniel Craig, Lily Allen - Elizabeth I of England

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Lumumba Eriq Ebouaney, Maka Kotto, Alex Descas

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Invictus Morgan Freeman, Matt Damon, Langley Kirkwood - t Nelson Mandel

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W Elizabeth Banks, Thandie Newton, Josh Brolin - George W. Bush

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The Last Emperor Peter O'Toole, Joan Chen, Vivian Wu -  Pu Yi

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Mandela Danny Glover, Alfre Woodard, Julian Glover - Nelson Mandela

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Cry Freedom Denzel Washington, Kevin Kline, Julian Glover - Steve Biko

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Napoléon Antonin Artaud, Albert Dieudonné, Gina Manès - Napoleon

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Marie Antoinette Kirsten Dunst, Tom Hardy, Rose Byrne - Marie Antoinette

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Queen Margot Jeanne Moreau, Louis de Funès, Daniel Ceccaldi - Queen Margot

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Hyde Park on Hudson Bill Murray, Laura Linney, Olivia Williams - Franklin D. Roosevelt

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Juarez Bette Davis, Claude Rains, Paul Muni - King Maximillion Van Hapsburg

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Ivan the Terrible Nikolai Cherkasov, Lyudmila Tselikovskaya, Serafima Birman -  Ivan IV

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Evita Madonna, Antonio Banderas, Billie Piper - Eva Peron