films The Best Political Thriller Movies  

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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

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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.  

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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.

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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.

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The Lives of Others Ulrich Tukur, Ulrich Mühe, Martina Gedeck

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Three Days of the Condor Robert Redford, Faye Dunaway, Max von Sydow

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Seven Days in May Kirk Douglas, Ava Gardner, Burt Lancaster

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The Manchurian Candidate Frank Sinatra, Angela Lansbury, Janet Leigh

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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Tom Hardy, Benedict Cumberbatch, Gary Oldman

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Syriana George Clooney, Matt Damon, Amanda Peet

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The Day of the Jackal Derek Jacobi, Edward Fox, Donald Sinden

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Enemy of the State Will Smith, Jack Black, Gene Hackman

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Munich Daniel Craig, Eric Bana, Geoffrey Rush

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Mississippi Burning Willem Dafoe, Gene Hackman, Frances McDormand

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The Hunt for Red October Alec Baldwin, Sean Connery, Tim Curry

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Thirteen Days Kevin Costner, Bruce Greenwood, Chip Esten

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V for Vendetta Natalie Portman, John Hurt, Hugo Weaving

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The Pelican Brief Julia Roberts, Denzel Washington, John Lithgow

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Spy Game Brad Pitt, Robert Redford, Charlotte Rampling

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State of Play Rachel McAdams, Ben Affleck, Russell Crowe

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Fail Safe Henry Fonda, Walter Matthau, Larry Hagman

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The Parallax View Warren Beatty, Paula Prentiss, Hume Cronyn

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The Ghost Writer Pierce Brosnan, Ewan McGregor, Kim Cattrall

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Z Jean-Louis Trintignant, Yves Montand, Jacques Perrin

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Clear and Present Danger Harrison Ford, Willem Dafoe, James Earl Jones

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The Constant Gardener Rachel Weisz, Ralph Fiennes, Bill Nighy

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Notorious Ingrid Bergman, Cary Grant, Alfred Hitchcock

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In the Line of Fire Clint Eastwood, John Malkovich, Rene Russo

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Patriot Games Harrison Ford, Samuel L. Jackson, James Earl Jones

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Missing Jack Lemmon, Sissy Spacek, Melanie Mayron

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The Ipcress File Michael Caine, Sue Lloyd, Gordon Jackson

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Michael Collins Julia Roberts, Liam Neeson, Alan Rickman

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The Odessa File Jon Voight, Derek Jacobi, Maximilian Schell

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Salvador James Woods, Jim Belushi, Cynthia Gibb

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The Interpreter Nicole Kidman, Sean Penn, Catherine Keener

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The International Naomi Watts, Clive Owen, Ben Whishaw

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Absolute Power Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Ed Harris

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Foreign Correspondent Alfred Hitchcock, George Sanders, Joel McCrea

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Body of Lies Leonardo DiCaprio, Russell Crowe, Mark Strong

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The Baader Meinhof Complex Alexandra Lara, Bruno Ganz, Nadja Uhl

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Funeral in Berlin Michael Caine, Marthe Keller, Oskar Homolka

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A Most Wanted Man Rachel McAdams, Willem Dafoe, Robin Wright

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The Boys from Brazil Laurence Olivier, Gregory Peck, Steve Guttenberg

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Gorky Park William Hurt, Lee Marvin, Brian Dennehy

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Our Man in Havana Maureen O'Hara, Alec Guinness, Burl Ives

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The Sum of All Fears Ben Affleck, Morgan Freeman, Liev Schreiber

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Vantage Point Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Dennis Quaid

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Shooter Mark Wahlberg, Kate Mara, Rhona Mitra

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The Kremlin Letter Orson Welles, Max von Sydow, George Sanders

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Blow Out John Travolta, John Lithgow, Dennis Franz

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Mercury Rising Bruce Willis, Alec Baldwin, Kim Dickens

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White Nights Helen Mirren, Isabella Rossellini, Gregory Hines

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The Quiet American Audie Murphy, Michael Redgrave, Bruce Cabot

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Hoffa Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, Tim Burton