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The Funniest 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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Dr. Strangelove or: How ... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest Movies About Politics
James Earl Jones, Peter Sellers, George C. Scott

Released: 1964

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

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 fears of a nuclear ...more

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Dave is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest Movies About Politics
Kevin Kline, Sigourney Weaver, Frank Langella

Released: 1993

Directed by: Ivan Reitman

Dave is a 1993 American political comedy film directed by Ivan Reitman. To avoid a potentially explosive scandal when the U.S. President goes into a deep sleep, an affable temp agency owner ...more

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Idiocracy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest Movies About Politics
Maya Rudolph, Terry Crews, Scarface

Released: 2006

Directed by: Mike Judge

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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Team America: World Poli... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest Movies About Politics
Matt Stone, Trey Parker, Maurice LaMarche

Released: 2004

Directed by: Trey Parker

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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Wag the Dog is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest Movies About Politics
Kirsten Dunst, Robert De Niro, Dustin Hoffman

Released: 1997

Directed by: Barry Levinson

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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The American President ... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest Movies About Politics
Annette Bening, Michael J. Fox, Michael Douglas

Released: 1995

Directed by: Rob Reiner

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) 7 on the list The Funniest Movies About Politics
Reese Witherspoon, Matthew Broderick, Chris Klein

Released: 1999

Directed by: Alexander Payne

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 Interview is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest Movies About Politics
Eminem, James Franco, Seth Rogen

Released: 2014

Directed by: Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen, Peter Frizalone

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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The Campaign is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest Movies About Politics
Will Ferrell, John Goodman, Dan Aykroyd

Released: 2012

Directed by: Jay Roach

The Campaign is a 2012 American political satire comedy film directed by Jay Roach. An incumbent Representative (Will Ferrell) embroiled in personal scandal faces a no-holds-barred challenge ...more
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Duck Soup is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest Movies About Politics
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Released: 1933

Directed by: Leo McCarey

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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My Fellow Americans is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest Movies About Politics
Lauren Bacall, Dan Aykroyd, Jack Lemmon

Released: 1996

Directed by: Peter Segal

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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Black Sheep is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest Movies About Politics
Julie Benz, Gary Busey, David Spade

Released: 1996

Directed by: Penelope Spheeris

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 Dictator is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest Movies About Politics
Megan Fox, Anna Faris, Edward Norton

Released: 2012

Directed by: Larry Charles

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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Beavis and Butt-head Do ... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest Movies About Politics
Demi Moore, Bruce Willis, David Letterman

Released: 1996

Directed by: Mike deSeve, Mike Judge, Brian Mulroney, Yvette Kaplan

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 Candidate is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest Movies About Politics
Robert Redford, Natalie Wood, Peter Boyle

Released: 1972

Directed by: Michael Ritchie

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 Great Dictator is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest Movies About Politics
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Released: 1940

Directed by: Charlie Chaplin

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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South Park: Bigger, Long... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest Movies About Politics
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Released: 1999

Directed by: Trey Parker

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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Bananas is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest Movies About Politics
Sylvester Stallone, Woody Allen, Danny DeVito

Released: 1971

Directed by: Woody Allen

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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Dick is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest Movies About Politics
Kirsten Dunst, Will Ferrell, Ryan Reynolds

Released: 1999

Directed by: Andrew Fleming

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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In the Loop is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest Movies About Politics
James Gandolfini, Anna Chlumsky, Peter Capaldi

Released: 2009

Directed by: Armando Iannucci

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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Bulworth is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest Movies About Politics
Halle Berry, Sarah Silverman, Warren Beatty

Released: 1998

Directed by: 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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The Distinguished Gentle... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest Movies About Politics
Eddie Murphy, James Garner, Charles S. Dutton

Released: 1992

Directed by: Jonathan Lynn

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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The Death of Stalin (201... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest Movies About Politics
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Being There is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest Movies About Politics
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Released: 1979

Directed by: Hal Ashby

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The Russians Are Coming,... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest Movies About Politics
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Released: 1966

Directed by: Norman Jewison

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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