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 on Wikipedia
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Directed by: Steven ZaillianAll the King's Men is a 2006 film adaptation of the 1946 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel All the... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Rob ReinerThe American President is a 1995 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Rob Reiner... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Rod LurieThe Contender is a 2000 political drama film written and directed by Rod Lurie. It stars Gary... more on Wikipedia
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Directed by: Frank PiersonTruman is a 1995 HBO movie based on David McCullough's Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Truman.... more on Wikipedia
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Directed by: Wolfgang PetersenIn the Line of Fire is a 1993 American action thriller film directed by Wolfgang Petersen, and... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Jay RoachRecount is a 2008 television film about the 2000 United States presidential election. The... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Stephen FrearsThe Queen is a 2006 British historical drama film depicting the British Royal Family's... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Lee DanielsThe Butler is a 2013 American historical drama film directed and produced by Lee Daniels and... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: John FrankenheimerThe Manchurian Candidate is a 1962 American Cold War suspense thriller directed by John... more on Wikipedia
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