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The Funniest Comedy Movies About Politics  

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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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In the Loop is listed (or ranked) 26 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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Mars Attacks! is listed (or ranked) 27 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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The Distinguished Gentleman is listed (or ranked) 28 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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Canadian Bacon is listed (or ranked) 29 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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Bulworth is listed (or ranked) 30 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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Bananas is listed (or ranked) 31 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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All the President's Men is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Politics
JTom added Richard Nixon, Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford
All the President's Men is a 1976 American political thriller film directed by Alan J. Pakula. The screenplay by William Goldman is based on the 1974 non-fiction book of the same name by Carl ...more
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Burn After Reading is listed (or ranked) 33 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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Head of State is listed (or ranked) 34 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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Long Shot is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About 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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Swing Vote is listed (or ranked) 36 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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Will Ferrell: You're Welcome, ... is listed (or ranked) 37 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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Welcome to Mooseport is listed (or ranked) 38 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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Bob Roberts is listed (or ranked) 39 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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Borat: Cultural Learnings of A... is listed (or ranked) 40 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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The Lego Movie is listed (or ranked) 41 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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Mister America is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Politics
Tim Heidecker, Gregg Turkington, Curtis Webster
Mister America is a 2019 American comedy film directed by Eric Notarnicola, based on the video series On Cinema at the Cinema. Tim Heidecker plays a fictionalized version of himself as he sets ...more
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Meet John Doe is listed (or ranked) 43 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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Game Change is listed (or ranked) 44 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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Hail, Caesar! is listed (or ranked) 45 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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Protocol is listed (or ranked) 46 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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Nashville is listed (or ranked) 47 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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Primary Colors is listed (or ranked) 48 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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Citizen Ruth is listed (or ranked) 49 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) 50 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