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The Best Movies About Women In Politics, Ranked by Votes  

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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 PresidentBut 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.

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Game Change is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies About Women In Politics, Ranked by Votes
Julianne Moore, Woody Harrelson, Ed Harris

Governer of Alaska: Sarah Palin

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, Ranked by Votes
Kiefer Sutherland, Jon Voight, Robert Carlyle

President-elect: Allison Taylor

24 is a television film based on the series 24.
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The Contender is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies About Women In Politics, Ranked by Votes
Gary Oldman, Jeff Bridges, Christian Slater

Senator/Vice Presidential Nominee: Laine Billings Hanson

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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Long Shot is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies About Women In Politics, Ranked by Votes
Seth Rogen, Charlize Theron, O'Shea Jackson Jr.

Secretary of State: Charlotte Field

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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Hunter Killer is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies About Women In Politics, Ranked by Votes
Gerard Butler, Gary Oldman, Common

President: Ilene Dover

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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The Iron Lady is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies About Women In Politics, Ranked by Votes
Meryl Streep, Jim Broadbent, Iain Glen

Prime Minister: Margaret Thatcher

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) 7 on the list The Best Movies About Women In Politics, Ranked by Votes
Liam Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman

President: Elizabeth Lanford

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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Les Patterson Saves the World is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies About Women In Politics, Ranked by Votes
Joan Rivers, Barry Humphries, Pamela Stephenson

President: Joan Rivers

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, Ranked by Votes
Benjamin Bratt, Michael C. Hall, Tamara Taylor

President: Amanda Waller

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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Air Force One is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies About Women In Politics, Ranked by Votes
Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman, Glenn Close

Vice President: Kathryn Bennett

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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Kisses for My President is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies About Women In Politics, Ranked by Votes
Eli Wallach, Fred MacMurray, Polly Bergen

President: Leslie McCloud

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, Ranked by Votes
Ingrid Bergman, Leonard Nimoy, Ned Beatty

Prime Minister: Golda Meir

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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Miss Sloane is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies About Women In Politics, Ranked by Votes
Jessica Chastain, Mark Strong, Gugu Mbatha-Raw

Lobbyist: Madeline ‘Elizabeth’ Sloane

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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Dave is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies About Women In Politics, Ranked by Votes
Kevin Kline, Sigourney Weaver, Frank Langella

First Lady: Ellen Mitchell

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
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Project Moonbase is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies About Women In Politics, Ranked by Votes
Hayden Rorke, Donna Martell, Larry Johns

Madame President

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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The American President is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies About Women In Politics, Ranked by Votes
Annette Bening, Michael J. Fox, Michael Douglas

Lobbyist: Sydney Ellen Wade

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