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The Funniest Movies About Politics

Updated September 11, 2020 5.9k votes 910 voters 47.4k views55 items

List RulesVote up the most hilarious comedies about politics and politicians.

The best political comedies are hilarious films that include both political themes and satire in the same package. 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 movies 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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    Charlie Wilson's War is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Funniest Movies About Politics
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    Charlie Wilson's War

    Julia Roberts, Amy Adams

    Released2007

    Directed byMike Nichols

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    Mars Attacks! is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Funniest Movies About Politics
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    Mars Attacks!

    Natalie Portman, Jack Nicholson

    Released1996

    Directed byTim Burton

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    All the President's Men is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Funniest Movies About Politics
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    All the President's Men

    Richard Nixon, Dustin Hoffman

    Released1976

    Directed byAlan J. Pakula

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    The Distinguished Gentleman is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Funniest Movies About Politics
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    The Distinguished Gentleman

    Eddie Murphy, James Garner

    Released1992

    Directed byJonathan Lynn

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    Burn After Reading is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Funniest Movies About Politics
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    Burn After Reading

    Brad Pitt, George Clooney

    Released2008

    Directed byEthan Coen, Joel Coen

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    Bob Roberts is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Funniest Movies About Politics
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    Bob Roberts

    Susan Sarandon, Jack Black

    Released1992

    Directed byTim Robbins

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    Man of the Year is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Funniest Movies About Politics
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    Man of the Year

    Robin Williams, Christopher Walken

    Released2006

    Directed byBarry Levinson

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    Canadian Bacon is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Funniest Movies About Politics
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    Canadian Bacon

    Dan Aykroyd, John Candy

    Released1995

    Directed byMichael Moore

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    Head of State is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Funniest Movies About Politics
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    Head of State

    Chris Rock, Tracy Morgan

    Released2003

    Directed byChris Rock

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    Meet John Doe is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Funniest Movies About Politics
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    Meet John Doe

    Barbara Stanwyck, Gary Cooper

    Released1941

    Directed byFrank Capra

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    Irresistible is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Funniest Movies About Politics
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    Irresistible

    Chris Cooper, Mackenzie Davis

    Released2020

    Directed byJon Stewart

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    Swing Vote is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Funniest Movies About Politics
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    Swing Vote

    Kevin Costner, Kelsey Grammer

    Released2008

    Directed byJoshua Michael Stern

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    Borat: Cultural Learnings of A is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Funniest Movies About Politics

    Released2006

    Directed byLarry Charles

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    The Lego Movie is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Funniest Movies About Politics
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    The Lego Movie

    Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell

    Released2014

    Directed byPhil Lord, Christopher Miller

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    Long Shot is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Funniest Movies About Politics
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    Long Shot

    Seth Rogen, Charlize Theron

    Released2019

    Directed byJonathan Levine

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    Welcome to Mooseport is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Funniest Movies About Politics
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    Welcome to Mooseport

    Gene Hackman, Fred Savage

    Released2004

    Directed byDonald Petrie

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    Moon over Parador is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Funniest Movies About Politics
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    Moon over Parador

    Dana Delany, Richard Dreyfuss

    Released1988

    Directed byPaul Mazursky

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    Primary Colors is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Funniest Movies About Politics
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    Primary Colors

    John Travolta, Emma Thompson

    Released1998

    Directed byMike Nichols

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    Game Change is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Funniest Movies About Politics
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    Game Change

    Julianne Moore, Woody Harrelson

    Released2012

    Directed byJay Roach

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    First Kid is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Funniest Movies About Politics
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    First Kid

    Zachery Ty Bryan, Sinbad

    Released1996

    Directed byDavid M. Evans

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  • 46
    Will Ferrell: You're Welcome,  is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Funniest Movies About Politics

    Released2009

    Directed byMarty Callner

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    Nashville is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Funniest Movies About Politics
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    Nashville

    Jeff Goldblum, Lily Tomlin

    Released1975

    Directed byRobert Altman

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    Protocol is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Funniest Movies About Politics
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    Protocol

    Goldie Hawn, Ed Begley

    Released1984

    Directed byHerbert Ross

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    Hail, Caesar! is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Funniest Movies About Politics
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    Hail, Caesar!

    Josh Brolin, George Clooney

    Released2016

    Directed byEthan Coen, Joel Coen

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    Citizen Ruth is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Funniest Movies About Politics
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    Citizen Ruth

    Burt Reynolds, Kelly Preston

    Released1996

    Directed byAlexander Payne

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