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The Best Political Drama Movies On Netflix

Updated November 12, 2020 218 votes 295 voters 48.7k views30 items

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

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 vote down the ones that are worse than civics class. You can also rerank this Netflix list of political dramas to create your own authoritative version.

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    The Iron Lady
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    The Iron Lady

    Meryl Streep, Jim Broadbent

    Released2011

    Directed byPhyllida Lloyd

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    Milada
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    Milada

    Klára Issová, Hanna Schygulla

    Directed byDavid Mrnka

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    Chappaquiddick
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    Chappaquiddick

    Jason Clarke, Kate Mara

    Released2018

    Directed byJohn Curran

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    The Runner
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    The Runner

    Nicolas Cage, Connie Nielsen

    Released2015

    Directed byAustin Stark

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    Barry
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    Barry

    Devon Terrell, Anya Taylor-Joy

    Released2016

    Directed byVikram Gandhi

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    The Most Hated Woman in America
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    The Most Hated Woman in America

    Melissa Leo, Peter Fonda

    Released2017

    Directed byTommy O'Haver

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    Frost/Nixon
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    Frost/Nixon

    Kevin Bacon, Sam Rockwell

    Released2008

    Directed byRon Howard

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    The Queen
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    The Queen

    Helen Mirren, Michael Sheen

    Released2006

    Directed byStephen Frears

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    Kill the Messenger
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    Kill the Messenger

    Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jeremy Renner

    Released2014

    Directed byMichael Cuesta

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    Suffragette
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    Suffragette

    Carey Mulligan, Brendan Gleeson

    Released2015

    Directed bySarah Gavrona

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    Beasts of No Nation
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    Beasts of No Nation

    Idris Elba, Abraham Attah

    Released2015

    Directed byCary Fukunaga

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    Secret in Their Eyes
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    Secret in Their Eyes

    Chiwetel Ejiofor, Nicole Kidman

    Released2015

    Directed byBilly Ray

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    Snowden
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    Snowden

    Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley

    Released2016

    Directed byOliver Stone

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    War Machine
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    War Machine

    Brad Pitt, Anthony Michael Hall

    Released2017

    Directed byDavid Michôd

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    Free State of Jones
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    Free State of Jones

    Matthew McConaughey, Gugu Mbatha-Raw

    Directed byGary Ross

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    Patriots Day
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    Patriots Day

    Mark Wahlberg, J. K. Simmons

    Directed byPeter Berg

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    The Foreigner
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    The Foreigner

    Jackie Chan, Pierce Brosnan

    Directed byMartin Campbell

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    Den of Thieves
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    Den of Thieves

    Gerard Butler, Curtis Jackson

    Released2018

    Directed byChristian Gudegast

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    The Angel
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    The Angel

    Marwan Kenzari, Toby Kebbell

    Released2018

    Directed byAriel Vromen

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    Extraction
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    Extraction

    Kellan Lutz, Bruce Willis

    Released2015

    Directed bySteven C. Miller

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    Kings
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    Kings

    Halle Berry, Daniel Craig

    Released2018

    Directed byDeniz Gamze Ergüven

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    Steel Rain
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    Steel Rain

    Jung Woo-sung, Kwak Do-won

    Released2017

    Directed byYang Woo-suk

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    The Two Popes
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    The Two Popes

    Jonathan Pryce, Anthony Hopkins

    Released2019

    Directed byFernando Meirelles

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    American Son
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    American Son

    Kerry Washington, Steven Pasquale

    Released2019

    Directed byKenny Leon

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    Miss Virginia
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    Miss Virginia

    Uzo Aduba, Matthew Modine

    Released2019

    Directed byR.J. Daniel Hanna

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