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The Best Political Campaign Movies  

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A list of the best political campaign movies ever made, ranked by movie fans with film trailers when available. This political campaign movie list is ordered by popularity, so only the greatest movies about political campaign are at the top of the list. If there are any great movies about political campaign you believe we missed, please feel free to add them to the list yourself. The films on this list are the most famous political campaign movies of all time, so use it to find some movies that you haven't seen already. Click on these political campaign movie titles for more information about the films.

List is made up of items like The Candidate and The War Room.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best political campaign movies?" and "What is the greatest political campaign movie of all time?"

Various bits of information are included with these popular political campaign movies, such as who directed them, when they were released and who starred in the films. Whether you're watching these political campaign movies on DVD, Blu-ray or streaming, these good political campaign movies can be enjoyed no matter what.
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Robert Redford, Natalie Wood, Peter Boyle
The Candidate is a 1972 American satirical comedy-drama film starring Robert Redford and Peter Boyle, and directed by Michael Ritchie. The screenplay, which examines the various facets and ...more
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John Travolta, Emma Thompson, Bill Maher
Primary Colors is a 1998 drama film based on the novel Primary Colors: A Novel of Politics, a roman à clef about Bill Clinton's first presidential campaign in 1992, which originally had ...more
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Lee Kirby added Reese Witherspoon, Matthew Broderick, Chris Klein
Election is a 1999 American comedy film directed and written by Alexander Payne and adapted by him and Jim Taylor from Tom Perrotta's 1998 novel of the same title. The plot revolves around a ...more
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Lee Kirby added Will Ferrell, John Goodman, Dan Aykroyd
The Campaign is a 2012 American political satire comedy film directed by Jay Roach. An incumbent Representative (Will Ferrell) embroiled in personal scandal faces a no-holds-barred challenge ...more
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Lee Kirby added Kirsten Dunst, Robert De Niro, Dustin Hoffman
Wag the Dog is a 1997 black comedy film produced and directed by Barry Levinson. The screenplay by Hilary Henkin and David Mamet was loosely adapted from Larry Beinhart's novel American Hero. ...more
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Lee Kirby added Susan Sarandon, Jack Black, Helen Hunt
Bob Roberts is a 1992 satirical mockumentary film written, directed by and starring Tim Robbins. It tells the rise of Bob Roberts, a right-wing politician who is a candidate for an upcoming ...more
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Lee Kirby added George Clooney, Evan Rachel Wood, Ryan Gosling
The Ides of March is a 2011 American political drama film directed by George Clooney from a screenplay written by Clooney, along with Grant Heslov and Beau Willimon. The film is an adaptation of ...more
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Lee Kirby added The Best Man Inés Sastre, Diego Abatantuono, Valeria D'Obici
The Best Man is a 1998 Italian comedy film written and directed by Pupi Avati. It was entered into the 48th Berlin International Film Festival.
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Lee Kirby added Halle Berry, Sarah Silverman, Warren Beatty
Bulworth is a 1998 American political comedy film co-written, co-produced, directed by, and starring Warren Beatty. It co-stars Halle Berry, Oliver Platt, Don Cheadle, Paul Sorvino, Jack Warden, ...more
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The War Room is a 1993 American documentary film about Bill Clinton's campaign for President of the United States during the 1992 presidential election. It is frequently cited as one of the ...more