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The Funniest Movies About Politics

Updated December 18, 2020 8.1k votes 1.1k voters 53.5k views62 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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    Released1964

    Directed byStanley Kubrick

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    Idiocracy

    Maya Rudolph, Terry Crews

    Released2006

    Directed byMike Judge

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    Dave

    Kevin Kline, Sigourney Weaver

    Released1993

    Directed byIvan Reitman

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    Team America: World Police

    Matt Stone, Trey Parker

    Released2004

    Directed byTrey Parker

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    #165 of 1,141 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time#673 of 1,506 The Most Rewatchable Movies

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    Duck Soup

    Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx

    Released1933

    Directed byLeo McCarey

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    Wag the Dog

    Kirsten Dunst, Robert De Niro

    Released1997

    Directed byBarry Levinson

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    Election

    Reese Witherspoon, Matthew Broderick

    Released1999

    Directed byAlexander Payne

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    The American President

    Annette Bening, Michael J. Fox

    Released1995

    Directed byRob Reiner

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    My Fellow Americans

    Lauren Bacall, Dan Aykroyd

    Released1996

    Directed byPeter Segal

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    The Great Dictator

    Charlie Chaplin, Paulette Goddard

    Released1940

    Directed byCharlie Chaplin

    More The Great Dictator 

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    The Campaign

    Will Ferrell, John Goodman

    Released2012

    Directed byJay Roach

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    Black Sheep

    Julie Benz, Gary Busey

    Released1996

    Directed byPenelope Spheeris

    More Black Sheep 

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    The Interview

    Eminem, James Franco

    Released2014

    Directed byEvan Goldberg, Seth Rogen, Peter Frizalone

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    In the Loop

    James Gandolfini, Anna Chlumsky

    Released2009

    Directed byArmando Iannucci

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    The Death of Stalin

    Steve Buscemi, Simon Russell Beale

    Released2018

    Directed byArmando Iannucci

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    #29 of 100 The Best British Comedy Movies#23 of 169 The Best New Comedy Movies Of The Last Few Years

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    Being There

    Shirley MacLaine, Peter Sellers

    Released1979

    Directed byHal Ashby

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    Bulworth

    Halle Berry, Sarah Silverman

    Released1998

    Directed byWarren Beatty

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    #90 of 334 The Best Political Films Ever Made#30 of 37 The Best Movies About Interracial Couples

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    Canadian Bacon

    Dan Aykroyd, John Candy

    Released1995

    Directed byMichael Moore

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    South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut

    George Clooney, Minnie Driver

    Released1999

    Directed byTrey Parker

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    #186 of 537 The Best Animated Films Ever#27 of 117 The Best Movies Based on TV Shows

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    The Mouse That Roared

    Peter Sellers, Jean Seberg

    Released1959

    Directed byJack Arnold

    More The Mouse That Roared 

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    Beavis and Butt-head Do America

    Demi Moore, Bruce Willis

    Released1996

    Directed byMike deSeve, Mike Judge, Brian Mulroney, Yvette Kaplan

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    The Candidate

    Robert Redford, Natalie Wood

    Released1972

    Directed byMichael Ritchie

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    Released1966

    Directed byNorman Jewison

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    Dick

    Kirsten Dunst, Will Ferrell

    Released1999

    Directed byAndrew Fleming

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    All the President's Men

    Richard Nixon, Dustin Hoffman

    Released1976

    Directed byAlan J. Pakula

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