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The Funniest Movies About Politics

Updated November 3, 2020 7.9k votes 1.1k voters 50.7k 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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  • 1
    Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

    Released1964

    Directed byStanley Kubrick

  • 2
    Idiocracy
    276
    123

    Idiocracy

    Maya Rudolph, Terry Crews

    Released2006

    Directed byMike Judge

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  • 3
    Dave
    187
    105

    Dave

    Kevin Kline, Sigourney Weaver

    Released1993

    Directed byIvan Reitman

  • 4
    Team America: World Police
    201
    153

    Team America: World Police

    Matt Stone, Trey Parker

    Released2004

    Directed byTrey Parker

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  • 5
    Wag the Dog
    180
    116

    Wag the Dog

    Kirsten Dunst, Robert De Niro

    Released1997

    Directed byBarry Levinson

  • 6
    Duck Soup
    161
    65

    Duck Soup

    Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx

    Released1933

    Directed byLeo McCarey

  • 7
    Election
    137
    96

    Election

    Reese Witherspoon, Matthew Broderick

    Released1999

    Directed byAlexander Payne

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  • 8
    The American President
    129
    115

    The American President

    Annette Bening, Michael J. Fox

    Released1995

    Directed byRob Reiner

  • 9
    The Great Dictator
    152
    37

    The Great Dictator

    Charlie Chaplin, Paulette Goddard

    Released1940

    Directed byCharlie Chaplin

  • 10
    My Fellow Americans
    121
    88

    My Fellow Americans

    Lauren Bacall, Dan Aykroyd

    Released1996

    Directed byPeter Segal

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  • 11
    The Campaign
    127
    125

    The Campaign

    Will Ferrell, John Goodman

    Released2012

    Directed byJay Roach

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  • 12
    Being There
    88
    29

    Being There

    Shirley MacLaine, Peter Sellers

    Released1979

    Directed byHal Ashby

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  • 13
    In the Loop
    81
    75

    In the Loop

    James Gandolfini, Anna Chlumsky

    Released2009

    Directed byArmando Iannucci

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  • 14
    The Interview
    142
    155

    The Interview

    Eminem, James Franco

    Released2014

    Directed byEvan Goldberg, Seth Rogen, Peter Frizalone

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  • 15
    The Death of Stalin (2017, Buscemi, Isaacs, Palin)
    88
    37

    The Death of Stalin (2017, Buscemi, Isaacs, Palin)

  • 16
    Black Sheep
    107
    104

    Black Sheep

    Julie Benz, Gary Busey

    Released1996

    Directed byPenelope Spheeris

  • 17
    The Mouse That Roared
    64
    25

    The Mouse That Roared

    Peter Sellers, Jean Seberg

    Released1959

    Directed byJack Arnold

  • 18
    Beavis and Butt-head Do America
    111
    120

    Beavis and Butt-head Do America

    Demi Moore, Bruce Willis

    Released1996

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

  • 19
    The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming

    Released1966

    Directed byNorman Jewison

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  • 20
    South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut
    87
    73

    South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut

    George Clooney, Minnie Driver

    Released1999

    Directed byTrey Parker

  • 21
    Canadian Bacon
    39
    29

    Canadian Bacon

    Dan Aykroyd, John Candy

    Released1995

    Directed byMichael Moore

  • 22
    Dick
    73
    74

    Dick

    Kirsten Dunst, Will Ferrell

    Released1999

    Directed byAndrew Fleming

  • 23
    Charlie Wilson's War
    70
    44

    Charlie Wilson's War

    Julia Roberts, Amy Adams

    Released2007

    Directed byMike Nichols

  • 24
    Bulworth
    83
    87

    Bulworth

    Halle Berry, Sarah Silverman

    Released1998

    Directed byWarren Beatty

  • 25
    Meet John Doe
    40
    19

    Meet John Doe

    Barbara Stanwyck, Gary Cooper

    Released1941

    Directed byFrank Capra

    More Meet John Doe 

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