Entertainment The Best Political Drama Movies On Netflix  

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Do you like your dramas with a dash of politics? These are the best political drama movies on Netflix Instant, taking you from closed door meetings in Washington DC to the corridors of power in Apartheid-era South Africa. This list of Netflix political dramas covers both the lives of famous politicians as well as the profound effects governmental actions have on ordinary people all over the world.

At least one of these political drama movies streaming on Netflix does both. Inspired by a true story, Lee Daniels' The Butler stars Forest Whitaker as a White House butler who witnessed history during his 34 years serving in the Oval Office. Across the pond, meanwhile, Meryl Streep plays former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in the political biopic The Iron Lady.

Those are modern examples, but the best political dramas on Netflix also include classics like Young Mr. Lincoln, one of the finest and most insightful films about Abraham Lincoln ever made.

Your votes determine just which film is on top of this list of Netflix political drama movies, so vote up the best dramas about politics and downvote the ones that are worse than civics class. If we missed any great streaming political dramas, add them, and if you're a political scientist, rerank this Netflix list to create your own authoritative version.
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Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field
Lincoln is a 2012 American epic historical drama film directed by Steven Spielberg, starring Daniel Day-Lewis as United States President Abraham Lincoln and Sally Field as Mary Todd Lincoln. The ...more

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James Franco, Sean Penn, Josh Brolin
Milk is a 2008 American biographical film based on the life of gay rights activist and politician Harvey Milk, who was the first openly gay person to be elected to public office in California, ...more

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Mitt is a 2014 documentary and biographical family-drama film written and directed by Greg Whiteley.

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The Runner is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Political Drama Movies On Netflix
The Runner Nicolas Cage, Connie Nielsen, Peter Fonda
The Runner is a 2015 American political drama film directed by Austin Stark. In the aftermath of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, an idealistic politician (Nicolas ...more

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Barry is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Political Drama Movies On Netflix

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Milada is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Political Drama Movies On Netflix
Milada Klára Issová, Hanna Schygulla, Karel Dobrý

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Christopher Lee, Jeremy Irons, Mélanie Laurent
Night Train to Lisbon is a 2013 drama film directed by Bille August and starring Jeremy Irons. Based on the novel Night Train to Lisbon by Pascal Mercier and written by Greg Latter and Ulrich ...more