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Comedies about politics find the humor in real-life situations, regardless of party affiliations. The top political comedy movies feature cutting satire inspired by politicians from all over the world. This is a list of the funniest movies about politics including everything from Team America: World Police to The American President to Wag the Dog.

What films will you find on this list of the best funny politics movies? In Idiocracy, President Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho (Terry Crews) rallies the American people with his bombastic speeches. Luke Wilson and Maya Rudolph co-star in this Mike Judge favorite. The Dictator is another funny movie about global politics. In the Loop is a hilarious political film directed by Armando Iannucci, the creator of the hit TV show Veep. Other good films featured here include Bulworth, Black Sheep, and Head of State.

Do you have a favorite funny movie about politics? Give the best films a thumbs up and please add any great features that are missing.

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Dr. Strangelove or: How I Lear... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Politics
James Earl Jones, Peter Sellers, George C. Scott Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, more commonly known as Dr. Strangelove, is a 1964 political satire black comedy film that satirizes fears of a nuclear ...more

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Idiocracy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Politics
Maya Rudolph, Terry Crews, Scarface Idiocracy is a 2006 American satirical science fiction comedy film directed by Mike Judge and starring Luke Wilson, Maya Rudolph, Dax Shepard, and Terry Crews. The film tells the story of two ...more

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Wag the Dog is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Politics
Kirsten Dunst, Robert De Niro, Dustin Hoffman Wag the Dog is a 1997 black comedy film produced and directed by Barry Levinson. The screenplay by Hilary Henkin and David Mamet was loosely adapted from Larry Beinhart's novel American Hero. ...more

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Dave is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About 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

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Duck Soup is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Politics
vmstewart22 added Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Zeppo Marx Duck Soup is a 1933 Marx Brothers anarchic comedy film written by Bert Kalmar and Harry Ruby, with additional dialogue by Arthur Sheekman and Nat Perrin, and directed by Leo McCarey. First ...more

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The Great Dictator is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Politics
Siersha 2 added Charlie Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Billy Gilbert The Great Dictator is a 1940 American satirical political comedy-drama film starring, written, produced, scored, and directed by Charlie Chaplin, following the tradition of many of his other ...more

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Team America: World Police is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Politics
Matt Stone, Trey Parker, Maurice LaMarche Team America: World Police is a 2004 American satirical action comedy film written by Trey Parker, Matt Stone, and Pam Brady and directed by Parker, all of whom are also known for the popular ...more

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The American President is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About 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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My Fellow Americans is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Politics
Lauren Bacall, Dan Aykroyd, Jack Lemmon My Fellow Americans is a 1996 American comedy film starring Jack Lemmon and James Garner as feuding ex-presidents. Dan Aykroyd, Lauren Bacall, Esther Rolle, John Heard, Wilford Brimley, Bradley ...more

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Election is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About 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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Black Sheep is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Politics
Julie Benz, Gary Busey, David Spade Black Sheep is a 1996 comedy film directed by Penelope Spheeris, written by Fred Wolf and starring Chris Farley and David Spade. The film portrays a political contest in which a candidate for ...more

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The Campaign is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Politics
Will Ferrell, John Goodman, Dan Aykroyd The Campaign is a 2012 American political comedy film starring Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis as two North Carolinians vying for a seat in Congress. The screenplay was written by Shawn ...more

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The Candidate is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Politics
Robert Redford, Natalie Wood, Peter Boyle The Candidate is a 1972 American satirical comedy-drama film starring Robert Redford and Peter Boyle, and directed by Michael Ritchie. The screenplay, which examines the various facets and ...more

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The Interview is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Politics
Eminem, James Franco, Seth Rogen The Interview is a 2014 American political satire comedy film directed by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg in their second directorial work, following This Is the End. The screenplay by Dan Sterling ...more

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The Death of Stalin (2017, Bus... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Politics
Siersha 2 added The Death of Stalin (2017, Buscemi, Isaacs, Palin)

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Charlie Wilson's War is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Politics
Siersha 2 added Julia Roberts, Amy Adams, Tom Hanks Charlie Wilson's War is a 2007 American biographical comedy-drama film, recounting the true story of U.S. Congressman Charlie Wilson who partnered with CIA operative Gust Avrakotos to launch ...more

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Dick is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Politics
Kirsten Dunst, Will Ferrell, Ryan Reynolds Dick is a 1999 American comedy film directed by Andrew Fleming from a script he wrote with Sheryl Longin. It is a parody retelling the events of the Watergate scandal which ended the presidency ...more

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Beavis and Butt-head Do Americ... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Politics
Demi Moore, Bruce Willis, David Letterman Beavis and Butt-head Do America is a 1996 American animated road comedy film, based on the TV series Beavis and Butt-head. It was produced by Paramount Pictures in association with Geffen ...more

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South Park: Bigger, Longer & U... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Politics
Siersha 2 added George Clooney, Minnie Driver, Isaac Hayes South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut is a 1999 American adult animated satirical musical comedy film based on the animated television series South Park, and produced, co-written by and ...more

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The Distinguished Gentleman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Politics
Eddie Murphy, James Garner, Charles S. Dutton The Distinguished Gentleman is a comedy starring Eddie Murphy. The film was directed by Jonathan Lynn. In addition to Murphy, the film stars Lane Smith, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Joe Don Baker, James ...more

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The Dictator is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Politics
Megan Fox, Anna Faris, Edward Norton The Dictator is a 2012 American comedy film co-written by and starring Sacha Baron Cohen as his fourth feature film in a leading role. The film is directed by Larry Charles, who previously ...more

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Bulworth is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Politics
Halle Berry, Sarah Silverman, Warren Beatty Bulworth is a 1998 American political comedy film co-written, co-produced, directed by, and starring Warren Beatty. It co-stars Halle Berry, Oliver Platt, Don Cheadle, Paul Sorvino, Jack Warden, ...more

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Being There is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Politics
Siersha 2 added Shirley MacLaine, Peter Sellers, Jack Warden Being There is a 1979 American comedy-drama film directed by Hal Ashby. Adapted from the 1970 novella by Jerzy Kosinski, the screenplay was written by Kosinski and the uncredited Robert C. ...more

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In the Loop is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Politics
James Gandolfini, Anna Chlumsky, Peter Capaldi In the Loop is a 2009 British satirical black comedy directed by Armando Iannucci as a spin-off from the BBC Television series The Thick of It. The film satirizes Anglo-American politics in the ...more

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Burn After Reading is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Politics
Siersha 2 added Brad Pitt, George Clooney, John Malkovich Burn After Reading is a 2008 black comedy film written, produced, edited and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. The film stars George Clooney, John Malkovich, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton, and ...more