While we still have not had a female president of the United States, we have had quite a few movies about women in politics. These movies feature female presidents, female senators, lobbyists, fixers and first ladies. Some are real, like Game Change, which covers the vice presidential run of Sarah Palin, and some couldn't be farther from reality, such as the 1964 comedy Kisses For My President. But all of these movies have ladies in politics.
Any list of the greatest women in politics movies is going to face some tough choices. The tough, cynical realism of Mrs. Sloane, or the relaxed, goofy vibe of Dave? Glen Close's Vice President in Air Force One, or Meryl Streep's Oscar-winning portrayal of Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady?
So vote up your favorite movies with women in politics and help them get closer to the top of the list. You can also add any movie that should be on this list. Then check back for new and recent movies with women in political positions like Long Shot.
Directed by: Jay Roach
Governer of Alaska: Sarah PalinGame Change is a 2012 American HBO political drama film based on events of the 2008 United States presidential election campaign, directed by Jay Roach and written by Danny Strong, based on the ...more
Directed by: Jon Cassar
President-elect: Allison Taylor24 is a television film based on the series 24.
Directed by: Rod Lurie
Senator/Vice Presidential Nominee: Laine Billings HansonThe Contender is a 2000 political drama film written and directed by Rod Lurie. It stars Gary Oldman, Joan Allen, Jeff Bridges and Christian Slater. The film focuses on a fictional United States ...more
Directed by: Jonathan Levine
Secretary of State: Charlotte FieldLong Shot is a 2019 American comedy film directed by Jonathan Levine. Fred Flarsky (Seth Rogen), an unemployed journalist, battered by his own misfortune and self-destructive ways, courts his ...more
Directed by: Donovan Marsh
President: Ilene DoverHunter Killer is a 2018 American action thriller film directed by Donovan Marsh, based on the novel Firing Point by Don Keith & George Wallace. An untested American submarine captain (Gerard ...more
Directed by: Phyllida Lloyd
Prime Minister: Margaret ThatcherThe Iron Lady is a 2011 drama and biography film written by Abi Morgan and directed by Phyllida Lloyd.
Directed by: Roland Emmerich
President: Elizabeth LanfordIndependence Day: Resurgence is a 2016 American science fiction action disaster film directed by Roland Emmerich and written by Emmerich, Dean Devlin, Nicolas Wright, James A. Woods and James ...more
Directed by: George T. Miller
President: Joan RiversLes Patterson Saves the World is a 1987 Australian comedy film starring Barry Humphries as his famous stage creations Sir Les Patterson and Dame Edna Everage.
Directed by: Sam Liu
President: Amanda WallerJustice League: Gods and Monsters is a 2015 animated superhero film directed by Sam Liu. In an alternate universe, the Justice League—Batman (Dr. Kirk Langstrom), Wonder Woman (Bekka), and ...more
Directed by: Curtis Bernhardt
President: Leslie McCloudKisses for My President is a 1964 comedy film directed by Curtis Bernhardt, starring Fred MacMurray and Polly Bergen. Leslie McCloud makes history when she is elected the first female President ...more
Directed by: John Madden
Lobbyist: Madeline ‘Elizabeth’ SloaneMiss Sloane is a 2016 French-American political thriller film directed by John Madden. In the high-stakes world of political power-brokers, Elizabeth Sloane (Jessica Chastain) is the most sought ...more
Directed by: Alan Gibson
Prime Minister: Golda MeirA Woman Called Golda is a 1982 American made-for-television film biopic of Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir. Made by Paramount Television and directed by Alan Gibson, the film stars Ingrid ...more
Directed by: Ivan Reitman
First Lady: Ellen MitchellDave is a 1993 American political comedy film directed by Ivan Reitman. To avoid a potentially explosive scandal when the U.S. President goes into a deep sleep, an affable temp agency owner ...more
Directed by: Richard Talmadge
Madame PresidentProject Moonbase is a 1953 black-and-white science fiction film directed by Richard Talmadge. The film is based on a story by Robert A. Heinlein, who shares screenwriting credit. Mystery Science ...more
Directed by: Wolfgang Petersen
Vice President: Kathryn BennettAir Force One is a 1997 American political action thriller film written by Andrew W. Marlowe and directed and co-produced by Wolfgang Petersen. It is about a group of Russian terrorists that ...more
Directed by: Rob Reiner
Lobbyist: Sydney Ellen WadeThe American President is a 1995 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Rob Reiner and written by Aaron Sorkin. The film stars Michael Douglas, Annette Bening, Martin Sheen, Michael J. ...more