The Best Political Thriller Movies Films

The Best Political Thriller Movies

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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.

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    The Lives of Others is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Political Thriller Movies

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

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    Three Days of the Condor is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Political Thriller Movies

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

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    The Hunt for Red October is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Political Thriller Movies

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

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    State of Play is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Political Thriller Movies

    State of Play Rachel McAdams, Ben Affleck, Russell Crowe

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    The Manchurian Candidate is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Political Thriller Movies

    The Manchurian Candidate Frank Sinatra, Angela Lansbury, Janet Leigh

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    Syriana is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Political Thriller Movies

    Syriana George Clooney, Matt Damon, Amanda Peet

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    Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Political Thriller Movies

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

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    Mississippi Burning is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Political Thriller Movies

    Mississippi Burning Willem Dafoe, Gene Hackman, Frances McDormand

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    Clear and Present Danger is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Political Thriller Movies

    Harrison Ford, Willem Dafoe, James Earl Jones

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    The Pelican Brief is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Political Thriller Movies

    The Pelican Brief Julia Roberts, Denzel Washington, John Lithgow

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    V for Vendetta is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Political Thriller Movies

    V for Vendetta Natalie Portman, John Hurt, Hugo Weaving

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    The Day of the Jackal is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Political Thriller Movies

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

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    The Parallax View is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Political Thriller Movies

    The Parallax View Warren Beatty, Paula Prentiss, Hume Cronyn

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    Spy Game is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Political Thriller Movies

    Spy Game Brad Pitt, Robert Redford, Charlotte Rampling

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    The Ghost Writer is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Political Thriller Movies

    The Ghost Writer Pierce Brosnan, Ewan McGregor, Kim Cattrall

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    Thirteen Days is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Political Thriller Movies

    Thirteen Days Kevin Costner, Bruce Greenwood, Chip Esten

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    Fail Safe is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Political Thriller Movies

    Fail Safe Henry Fonda, Walter Matthau, Larry Hagman

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    Patriot Games is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Political Thriller Movies

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

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    The Constant Gardener is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Political Thriller Movies

    The Constant Gardener Rachel Weisz, Ralph Fiennes, Bill Nighy

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    Enemy of the State is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Political Thriller Movies

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

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    Munich is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Political Thriller Movies

    Munich Daniel Craig, Eric Bana, Geoffrey Rush

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    Z is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Political Thriller Movies

    Z Jean-Louis Trintignant, Yves Montand, Jacques Perrin

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    Salvador is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Political Thriller Movies

    Salvador James Woods, Jim Belushi, Cynthia Gibb

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    Notorious is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Political Thriller Movies

    Notorious Ingrid Bergman, Cary Grant, Alfred Hitchcock

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    The Ipcress File is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Political Thriller Movies

    Michael Caine, Sue Lloyd, Gordon Jackson

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    Seven Days in May is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Political Thriller Movies

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

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    The Interpreter is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Political Thriller Movies

    The Interpreter Nicole Kidman, Sean Penn, Catherine Keener

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    In the Line of Fire is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Political Thriller Movies

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

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    Absolute Power is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Political Thriller Movies

    Absolute Power Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Ed Harris

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    Michael Collins is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Political Thriller Movies

    Julia Roberts, Liam Neeson, Alan Rickman

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    The Baader Meinhof Complex is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Political Thriller Movies

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

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    The Odessa File is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Political Thriller Movies

    The Odessa File Jon Voight, Derek Jacobi, Maximilian Schell

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    Shooter is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Political Thriller Movies

    Shooter Mark Wahlberg, Kate Mara, Rhona Mitra

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    Rachel McAdams, Willem Dafoe, Robin Wright

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    Missing is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Political Thriller Movies

    Jack Lemmon, Sissy Spacek, Melanie Mayron

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    Foreign Correspondent is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Political Thriller Movies

    Alfred Hitchcock, George Sanders, Joel McCrea

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    The International is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Political Thriller Movies

    The International Naomi Watts, Clive Owen, Ben Whishaw

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    Blow Out is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Political Thriller Movies

    Blow Out John Travolta, John Lithgow, Dennis Franz

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    The Boys from Brazil is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Political Thriller Movies

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

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    Gorky Park is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Political Thriller Movies

    William Hurt, Lee Marvin, Brian Dennehy

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    Our Man in Havana is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Political Thriller Movies

    Maureen O'Hara, Alec Guinness, Burl Ives

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    Funeral in Berlin is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Political Thriller Movies

    Michael Caine, Marthe Keller, Oskar Homolka

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    The Sum of All Fears is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Political Thriller Movies

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

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    Valkyrie is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Political Thriller Movies

    Valkyrie Tom Cruise, Kenneth Branagh, Eddie Izzard

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    The Kremlin Letter is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Political Thriller Movies

    Orson Welles, Max von Sydow, George Sanders

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    Body of Lies is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Political Thriller Movies

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    Body of Lies Leonardo DiCaprio, Russell Crowe, Mark Strong

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    A Dry White Season is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Political Thriller Movies

    Marlon Brando, Susan Sarandon, Donald Sutherland

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    Vantage Point is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Political Thriller Movies

    Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Dennis Quaid

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    Four Days in September is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Political Thriller Movies

    Alan Arkin, Fisher Stevens, Fernanda Montenegro

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    Red Corner is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Political Thriller Movies

    Red Corner Richard Gere, Bai Ling, Bradley Whitford

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