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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
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb 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 the cold war fears of a ...more

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Idiocracy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Politics
Idiocracy 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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Dave is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Politics
Dave Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sigourney Weaver, Jay Leno Dave is a 1993 comedy film directed by Ivan Reitman, written by Gary Ross, and starring Kevin Kline and Sigourney Weaver. Frank Langella, Kevin Dunn, Ving Rhames, and Ben Kingsley appear in ...more

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Wag the Dog is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Politics
Wag the Dog 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) 5 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Politics
vmstewart22 added Duck Soup 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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Team America: World Police is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Politics
Team America: World Police 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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My Fellow Americans is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Politics
My Fellow Americans 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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The American President is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Politics
The American President 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
Election 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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The Campaign is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Politics
The Campaign 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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Black Sheep is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Politics
Black Sheep 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 Great Dictator is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Politics
Siersha 2 added The Great Dictator 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 Candidate is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Politics
The Candidate 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
The Interview 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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Charlie Wilson's War is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Politics
Siersha 2 added Charlie Wilson's War 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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Beavis and Butt-head Do Americ... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Politics
Beavis and Butt-head Do America 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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The Dictator is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Politics
The Dictator 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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The Mouse That Roared is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Politics
Siersha 2 added The Mouse That Roared 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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Dick is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Politics
Dick 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 Distinguished Gentleman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Politics
The Distinguished Gentleman 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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Moon over Parador is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Politics
Siersha 2 added Moon over Parador 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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Bananas is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Politics
Bananas 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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Primary Colors is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Politics
StaceyPittsinger added Primary Colors 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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The Russians Are Coming, the R... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Politics
Siersha 2 added The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming 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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Being There is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Politics
Siersha 2 added Being There 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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Swing Vote is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Politics
Swing Vote 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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Bulworth is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Politics
Bulworth 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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Burn After Reading is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Politics
Siersha 2 added Burn After Reading 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 Man of the Year 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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Will Ferrell: You're Welcome, ... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Politics
Siersha 2 added Will Ferrell: You're Welcome, America: A Final Night with George W. Bush 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) 31 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Politics
Welcome to Mooseport 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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Citizen Ruth is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Politics
Siersha 2 added Citizen Ruth 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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South Park: Bigger, Longer & U... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Politics
Siersha 2 added South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut 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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Hail, Caesar! is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Politics
Siersha 2 added Hail, Caesar! George Clooney, Ralph Fiennes, Tilda Swinton Hail, Caesar! is an upcoming comedy film directed, written, produced, and edited by Joel and Ethan Coen. The film is set to star Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Channing Tatum, Tilda Swinton, and ...more

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Children of the Revolution is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Politics
Siersha 2 added Children of the Revolution 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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Bob Roberts is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Politics
Bob Roberts 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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Canadian Bacon is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Politics
Halsinchronicle added Canadian Bacon 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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In the Loop is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Politics
In the Loop 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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Game Change is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Politics
jaina added Game Change 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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Nashville is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Politics
Siersha 2 added Nashville 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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Mars Attacks! is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Politics
Siersha 2 added Mars Attacks! 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 Death of Stalin (2017, Bus... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Politics

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Head of State is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Politics
Head of State 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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All The Way (2016, Cranston) is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Politics

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A King in New York is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Politics
Siersha 2 added A King in New York Charlie Chaplin, Sid James, Phil Brown A King in New York is a 1957 British comedy film directed by and starring Charlie Chaplin in his last leading role, which co-stars, among others, his young son Michael. The film presents a ...more

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Meet John Doe is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Politics
Siersha 2 added Meet John Doe 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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Borat: Cultural Learnings of A... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Politics
Siersha 2 added Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan 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) 48 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Politics
Siersha 2 added The Lego Movie Morgan Freeman, Elizabeth Banks, Alison Brie Lego: The Piece of Resistance is a 2014 animation, action and comedy film written and directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller.

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State of the Union (1948, Spen... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Politics

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Protocol is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Politics
Siersha 2 added Protocol 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