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List Rules Vote up the most hilarious comedies about politics and politicians.

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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Duck Soup is listed (or ranked) 4 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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Dave is listed (or ranked) 5 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 coma, an affable temp agency owner (Kevin ...more

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Team America: World Police is listed (or ranked) 6 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 Great Dictator is listed (or ranked) 7 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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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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Election is listed (or ranked) 9 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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My Fellow Americans is listed (or ranked) 10 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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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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Beavis and Butt-head Do Americ... is listed (or ranked) 14 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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Charlie Wilson's War is listed (or ranked) 15 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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The Interview is listed (or ranked) 16 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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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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The Death of Stalin (2017, Bus... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Politics
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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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Mars Attacks! is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Politics
Siersha 2 added Natalie Portman, Jack Nicholson, Sarah Jessica Parker Mars Attacks! is a 1996 American comic science fiction film directed by Tim Burton and written by Jonathan Gems. Based on the cult trading card series of the same name, the film features an ...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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Being There is listed (or ranked) 25 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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Bananas is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Politics
Sylvester Stallone, Woody Allen, Danny DeVito Bananas is a 1971 American comedy film directed by Woody Allen and starring Allen, Louise Lasser, and Carlos Montalban. Written by Allen and Mickey Rose, the film is about a bumbling New Yorker ...more

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Canadian Bacon is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Politics
Halsinchronicle added Dan Aykroyd, John Candy, Michael Moore Canadian Bacon is a 1995 comedy film which satirizes Canada–United States relations along the Canada–United States border written, directed, and produced by Michael Moore. It was screened in the ...more

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Burn After Reading is listed (or ranked) 28 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

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Man of the Year is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Politics
Ron Rozycki added Robin Williams, Christopher Walken, Jeff Goldblum Man of the Year is a 2006 political comedy-drama film directed and written by Barry Levinson and starring Robin Williams. The film also features Christopher Walken, Laura Linney, Lewis Black, ...more

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Moon over Parador is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Politics
Siersha 2 added Dana Delany, Richard Dreyfuss, Jonathan Winters Moon over Parador is a 1988 romantic comedy film, starring Richard Dreyfuss, Raúl Juliá and Sonia Braga. It is a remake of the 1939 film The Magnificent Fraud, based on the ...more

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The Mouse That Roared is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Politics
Siersha 2 added Peter Sellers, Jean Seberg, William Hartnell The Mouse That Roared is a 1959 comedy film written by Roger MacDougall and Stanley Mann directed by Jack Arnold. "The Mouse That Roared was made into a 1959 film starring Peter Sellers in ...more

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The Russians Are Coming, the R... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Politics
Siersha 2 added Carl Reiner, Alan Arkin, Eva Marie Saint The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming is a 1966 American comedy film directed by Norman Jewison. It is based on the Nathaniel Benchley novel The Off-Islanders, and was adapted for the ...more

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Swing Vote is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Politics
Kevin Costner, Kelsey Grammer, Willie Nelson Swing Vote is a 2008 comedy-drama film about an entire U.S. presidential election determined by the vote of one man. It was directed by Joshua Michael Stern and starred Kevin Costner, Paula ...more

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Welcome to Mooseport is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Politics
Gene Hackman, Fred Savage, Ray Romano Welcome to Mooseport is a 2004 American comedy film directed by Donald Petrie and starring Ray Romano, in his first full-length live-action film, and Gene Hackman. It was filmed in Jackson's ...more

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Head of State is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Politics
Chris Rock, Tracy Morgan, Bernie Mac Head of State is a 2003 comedy film directed, written by, and starring Chris Rock and co-starring Bernie Mac. It marked the directorial debut of Rock, who had previously worked as a writer, ...more

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Will Ferrell: You're Welcome, ... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Politics
Siersha 2 added Will Ferrell, Pia Glenn, Michael Delaney Will Ferrell: You're Welcome, America: A Final Night with George W. Bush is a 2009 comedy film written by Will Ferrell and directed by Marty Callner.

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The Lego Movie is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Politics
Siersha 2 added Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks The Lego Movie is a 2014 3D computer-animated adventure comedy film directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. An ordinary Lego minifigure (Chris Pratt) who finds himself being the only one ...more

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Bob Roberts is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Politics
Susan Sarandon, Jack Black, Helen Hunt Bob Roberts is a 1992 satirical mockumentary film written, directed by and starring Tim Robbins. It tells the rise of Bob Roberts, a right-wing politician who is a candidate for an upcoming ...more

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Primary Colors is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Politics
StaceyPittsinger added John Travolta, Emma Thompson, Bill Maher Primary Colors is a 1998 drama film based on the novel Primary Colors: A Novel of Politics, a roman à clef about Bill Clinton's first presidential campaign in 1992, which originally had ...more

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Meet John Doe is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Politics
Siersha 2 added Barbara Stanwyck, Gary Cooper, Walter Brennan Meet John Doe is a 1941 American comedy drama film directed and produced by Frank Capra, and starring Gary Cooper and Barbara Stanwyck. The film is about a "grassroots" political ...more

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Protocol is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Politics
Siersha 2 added Goldie Hawn, Ed Begley, Jr. Protocol is a 1984 comedy film starring Goldie Hawn and Chris Sarandon. The screenplay was by Buck Henry and it was directed by Herbert Ross. Hawn plays a Washington, D.C., cocktail waitress who ...more

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Game Change is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Politics
jaina added 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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Citizen Ruth is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Politics
Siersha 2 added Burt Reynolds, Kelly Preston, Alicia Witt Citizen Ruth is a 1996 comedy film written by Jim Taylor and Alexander Payne. The film is the directorial debut of Payne. It stars Laura Dern in the title role of a poor, irresponsible and ...more

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The Oath is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Politics
Ike Barinholtz, Tiffany Haddish, John Cho The Oath is a 2018 American comedy film directed by Ike Barinholtz. In a politically divided America, a man (Barinholtz) struggles to make it through the Thanksgiving holiday without destroying ...more

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Borat: Cultural Learnings of A... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Politics
Siersha 2 added Pamela Anderson, Sacha Baron Cohen, Alan Keyes Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan is a 2006 British-American mockumentary comedy film. The film was written and produced by British comedian ...more

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Hail, Caesar! is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Politics
Siersha 2 added Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Alden Ehrenreich Hail, Caesar! is a 2016 comedy film directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. A Hollywood fixer (Josh Brolin) in the 1950s works to keep the studio's stars in line, which includes a pregnant actress ...more

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State of the Union is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Politics
Siersha 2 added State of the Union Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn

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Nashville is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Politics
Siersha 2 added Jeff Goldblum, Lily Tomlin, Julie Christie Nashville is a 1975 American musical drama film directed by Robert Altman. A winner of numerous awards and selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry, Nashville is ...more

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Children of the Revolution is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Politics
Siersha 2 added Sam Neill, Geoffrey Rush, Rachel Griffiths Children of the Revolution is a 1996 Australian historic comedy film, depicting Joseph Stalin and his son's somewhat deterministic path into The Revolution in modern day Australia. It stars Judy ...more

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The Great McGinty is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Politics
Siersha 2 added William Demarest, Brian Donlevy, Akim Tamiroff The Great McGinty is a 1940 political satire comedy film written and directed by Preston Sturges, starring Brian Donlevy and Akim Tamiroff and featuring William Demarest and Muriel Angelus. It ...more