This list contains information on the best political drama movies, ranked from best to worst by user votes. The best political drama films come in many forms. Some good political dramas take place in the White House while other good political drama movies are set all around the world. Many of the best political drama movies have won awards.
What films will you find on this top political drama movies list? Frost/Nixon has to be near the top. This Ron Howard film examined the Watergate scandal through a series of interviews with David Frost (played by Michael Sheen) and Richard Nixon (Frank Langella). The 2008 movie was nominated for a total of five Academy Awards. All the President's Men is another good political drama.
Daniel Day Lewis disappeared into the role of the 16th President of the United States when he played the title character in Lincoln. Other good political drama movies featured on this list include Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, JFK, and The Queen.
Do you have a favorite political drama movie? Vote the best films up to the top of this list, then check out our list of the best political movies.
Directed by: Alan J. PakulaAll the President's Men is a 1976 American political thriller film directed by Alan J. Pakula.... more
Directed by: Steven SpielbergLincoln is a 2012 American epic historical drama film directed by Steven Spielberg, starring... more
Directed by: Roger DonaldsonThirteen Days is a 2000 American historical drama-thriller film directed by Roger Donaldson... more
Directed by: James McTeigueV for Vendetta is a 2006 American political thriller film directed by James McTeigue and... more
Directed by: Frank CapraMr. Smith Goes to Washington is a 1939 American political comedy-drama film, starring James... more
Directed by: George ClooneyThe Ides of March is a 2011 American political drama film directed by George Clooney from a... more
Directed by: Rob ReinerThe American President is a 1995 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Rob Reiner... more
Directed by: Oliver StoneNixon is a 1995 American biographical film directed by Oliver Stone for Cinergi Pictures that... more
Directed by: John MaddenMiss Sloane is a 2016 French-American political thriller film directed by John Madden. In the... more
Directed by: Stephen FrearsThe Queen is a 2006 British historical drama film depicting the British Royal Family's... more
Directed by: Ron HowardFrost/Nixon is a 2008 British-American historical drama film based on the 2006 play of the... more
Directed by: Barry LevinsonWag the Dog is a 1997 black comedy film produced and directed by Barry Levinson. The... more
Directed by: Gus Van SantMilk is a 2008 American biographical film based on the life of gay rights activist and... more
Directed by: Oliver StoneJFK is a 1991 American historical legal-conspiracy thriller film directed by Oliver Stone. It... more
Directed by: Wolfgang PetersenIn the Line of Fire is a 1993 American action thriller film directed by Wolfgang Petersen, and... more
Directed by: Steven SpielbergBridge of Spies is a 2015 historical drama legal thriller film directed by Steven Spielberg.... more
Directed by: John FrankenheimerThe Manchurian Candidate is a 1962 American Cold War suspense thriller directed by John... more
Directed by: Rod LurieThe Contender is a 2000 political drama film written and directed by Rod Lurie. It stars Gary... more
Directed by: Lee DanielsThe Butler is a 2013 American historical drama film directed and produced by Lee Daniels and... more
Directed by: Mike NicholsCharlie Wilson's War is a 2007 American biographical comedy-drama film, recounting the true... more
Directed by: George ClooneyGood Night, and Good Luck. is a 2005 American drama film directed by George Clooney and... more
Directed by: Steven SpielbergMunich is a 2005 historical drama and political thriller film based on Operation Wrath of God,... more
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Directed by: Martin SpottlAcross the Line is a 2000 American drama film directed by Martin Spottl and starring Brad... more
Directed by: Kathryn BigelowZero Dark Thirty is a 2012 American war thriller film directed by Kathryn Bigelow. A chronicle... more
Directed by: Herbert RossTrue Colors is an American drama film written by Kevin Wade and directed by Herbert Ross. The... more