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.
President-elect: Allison Taylor24 is a television film based on the series 24.
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
Prime Minister: Margaret ThatcherThe Iron Lady is a 2011 drama and biography film written by Abi Morgan and directed by Phyllida Lloyd.
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
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.
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
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