Female Professionals The Best Movies About Women In Politics  

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List Rules Vote up your favorite films with women political leaders.

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.

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 movie with women in politics and don't forget to add anything that's missing!

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Game Change is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies About Women In Politics
Julianne Moore, Woody Harrelson, Ed Harris
Game 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
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24: Redemption is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies About Women In Politics
Kiefer Sutherland, Jon Voight, Robert Carlyle
24 is a television film based on the series 24.
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Long Shot is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies About Women In Politics
Seth Rogen, Charlize Theron, O'Shea Jackson Jr.
Long 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
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Election is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies About Women In Politics
Reese Witherspoon, Matthew Broderick, Chris Klein
Election is a 1999 American comedy film directed and written by Alexander Payne and adapted by him and Jim Taylor from Tom Perrotta's 1998 novel of the same title. The plot revolves around a ...more
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The Iron Lady is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies About Women In Politics
Meryl Streep, Jim Broadbent, Iain Glen
The Iron Lady is a 2011 drama and biography film written by Abi Morgan and directed by Phyllida Lloyd.
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Independence Day - Resurgence is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies About Women In Politics
Liam Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman
Independence 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
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Hunter Killer is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies About Women In Politics
Gerard Butler, Gary Oldman, Common
Hunter 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
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Les Patterson Saves the World is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies About Women In Politics
Joan Rivers, Barry Humphries, Pamela Stephenson
Les 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.
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Justice League: Gods and Monst... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies About Women In Politics
Benjamin Bratt, Michael C. Hall, Tamara Taylor
Justice 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
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The Contender is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies About Women In Politics
Gary Oldman, Jeff Bridges, Christian Slater
The 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
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Kisses for My President is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies About Women In Politics
Eli Wallach, Fred MacMurray, Polly Bergen
Kisses 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
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A Woman Called Golda is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies About Women In Politics
Ingrid Bergman, Leonard Nimoy, Ned Beatty
A 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
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Beyond Borders is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies About Women In Politics
Lan1 added Angelina Jolie, Clive Owen, Teri Polo
Beyond Borders is a 2003 romantic-drama film about aid workers, directed by Martin Campbell and starring Angelina Jolie and Clive Owen. The original music score was composed by James Horner. ...more
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Miss Sloane is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies About Women In Politics
Jessica Chastain, Mark Strong, Gugu Mbatha-Raw
Miss 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
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The Post is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies About Women In Politics
Lan1 added Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Sarah Paulson
The Post is a 2017 American historical period drama film directed by Steven Spielberg. The country's first female newspaper publisher, Kay Graham (Meryl Streep) of The Washington Post, and its ...more
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Truth is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies About Women In Politics
Lan1 added Cate Blanchett, Robert Redford, Topher Grace
Truth is a 2015 American political docudrama film directed by James Vanderbilt, based on the memoir by Mary Mapes. Newsroom drama detailing the 2004 CBS 60 Minutes report investigating ...more
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The American President is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies About Women In Politics
Annette Bening, Michael J. Fox, Michael Douglas
The 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
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Air Force One is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies About Women In Politics
Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman, Glenn Close
Air 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
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Project Moonbase is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies About Women In Politics
Hayden Rorke, Donna Martell, Larry Johns
Project 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
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Dave is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies About Women In Politics
Kevin Kline, Sigourney Weaver, Frank Langella
Dave 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