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The Best Political Thriller Movies

List Criteria: Vote for your personal favorite political thriller films, regardless of how popular or successful they were at the box office.

A list of all the best political thriller movies ever made, many of which are streaming on Netflix and Amazon Prime. To see which of your favorites are currently streaming along with other great dramas, check out The Best Dramas on Amazon Prime and the The Best Drama Films on Netflix Instant

This political thriller movie list can be sorted by cast, year, director, and more. This list of political thriller films also contains political thriller movie titles that can be clicked on for more information about the film. This political thriller films list can also be copied to start your own. This list, though, contains the best political thriller movies of all time, as voted on by fans of the films This political thriller movie list can be sorted by alphabetically, by director, by year and more, but is currently ordered from best to worst. What's your favorite item on this list? Upvote it and a few more you like to see your opinions impact the order.

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These are the top films in the political thriller genre, meaning that each and every one of these is a movie with at least a single element of the political thriller genre in it. Be it the motifs of the political thriller genre or just some of the most common archetypes.

These are definitely all of the political thrillers out there, including some of the worst and best recent political thrillers and some are a great example of a good American political thriller. Though political thrillers are often about America, there are a few fun foreign political thrillers on here too.  

List includes choices like Category 7: The End of the World and The Deal so that if you care about this subject, you can vote on at least one thing. If we missed any political thriller movies on this list, please add them to the list yourself, as this is an open list which means you can add any movies whenever you like (choices are subject to moderation). The films on this list cover the most famous political thriller movies of all time and are voted on by people who really care about political thriller movie lists.
 
You can find the release information for any of the films listed below. It's often available in the data set, so you can even find the cast of some of these by clicking on the names of the political thriller movies. List includes photos and political thriller movie trailers next to the names of the movies.

These movies, like The Odessa File and The Little Drummer Girl include images when available.

Whether you're at home and want to watch these political thriller movies on DVD, streaming Blu-ray or streaming, or if you're seeing them in theatres for the first time, this is a list of good political thriller movies that can be helpful in either situation to see where they all stack up. So from the latest, to the greatest political thriller movies, here is the full political thriller movies list, ordered from best to worst.


Plenty of well-known directors have been associated with Political thriller films, including Steven Spielberg and Roman Polanski.

The Best Political Thriller Movies Films
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    Ulrich Tukur, Ulrich Mühe, Martina Gedeck

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    Alec Baldwin, Sean Connery, Tim Curry

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    Tom Hardy, Benedict Cumberbatch, Gary Oldman

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    Robert Redford, Faye Dunaway, Max von Sydow

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    George Clooney, Matt Damon, Amanda Peet

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    Frank Sinatra, Angela Lansbury, Janet Leigh

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    Harrison Ford, Willem Dafoe, James Earl Jones

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    Derek Jacobi, Edward Fox, Donald Sinden

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    Julia Roberts, Denzel Washington, John Lithgow

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    Willem Dafoe, Gene Hackman, Frances McDormand

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    Will Smith, Jack Black, Gene Hackman

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    Rachel Weisz, Ralph Fiennes, Bill Nighy

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    Daniel Craig, Eric Bana, Geoffrey Rush

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    Harrison Ford, Samuel L. Jackson, James Earl Jones

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    Kevin Costner, Bruce Greenwood, Chip Esten

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    Warren Beatty, Paula Prentiss, Hume Cronyn

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    Michael Caine, Sue Lloyd, Gordon Jackson

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    Brad Pitt, Robert Redford, Charlotte Rampling

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    James Woods, Jim Belushi, Cynthia Gibb

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    Ingrid Bergman, Cary Grant, Alfred Hitchcock

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    Pierce Brosnan, Ewan McGregor, Kim Cattrall

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    Henry Fonda, Walter Matthau, Larry Hagman

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    Alfred Hitchcock, George Sanders, Joel McCrea

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    Jon Voight, Derek Jacobi, Maximilian Schell

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    Julia Roberts, Liam Neeson, Alan Rickman

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    Nicole Kidman, Sean Penn, Catherine Keener

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    Clint Eastwood, John Malkovich, Rene Russo Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Rachel McAdams, Willem Dafoe, Robin Wright Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Kirk Douglas, Ava Gardner, Burt Lancaster

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    Mark Wahlberg, Kate Mara, Rhona Mitra

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    Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Ed Harris

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    Laurence Olivier, Gregory Peck, Steve Guttenberg

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    Naomi Watts, Clive Owen, Ben Whishaw

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    Jack Lemmon, Sissy Spacek, Melanie Mayron Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Michael Caine, Marthe Keller, Oskar Homolka

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    Tom Cruise, Kenneth Branagh, Eddie Izzard

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    Maureen O'Hara, Alec Guinness, Burl Ives

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    John Travolta, John Lithgow, Dennis Franz Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    William Hurt, Lee Marvin, Brian Dennehy

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    Ben Affleck, Morgan Freeman, Liev Schreiber

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    Marlon Brando, Susan Sarandon, Donald Sutherland

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    Orson Welles, Max von Sydow, George Sanders

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    Helen Mirren, Isabella Rossellini, Gregory Hines

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    John Hurt, Dennis Hopper, Burt Lancaster

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    Audie Murphy, Michael Redgrave, Bruce Cabot

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    Michael Caine, John Gielgud, Barry Foster

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