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List of All Political Drama Movies

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Updated April 20, 2020 16.6k views 1,529 items
A list of all the best political drama movies ever made, many of which are streaming on Netflix and Amazon Prime. This political drama movie list can be sorted by cast, year, director and more. This list of political drama films also contains political drama movie titles that can be clicked on for more information about the film. This political drama films list can also be copied to start your own.

Plenty of well-known directors have been associated with Political drama films, including Clint Eastwood and George Clooney.

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Citizen Kane is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of All Political Drama Movies
Dir. by Orson Welles (1941), starring Orson Welles, Alan Ladd & Agnes Moorehead

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Gangs of New York is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of All Political Drama Movies
Dir. by Martin Scorsese (2002), starring Cameron Diaz, Leonardo DiCaprio & Liam Neeson

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Glory is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of All Political Drama Movies
Dir. by Edward Zwick (1989), starring Morgan Freeman, Denzel Washington & Matthew Broderick

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Dir. by Steven Spielberg (2005), starring Daniel Craig, Eric Bana & Geoffrey Rush

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Rocky IV is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of All Political Drama Movies
Dir. by Sylvester Stallone (1985), starring Sylvester Stallone, James Brown & Mr. T

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Dir. by Spike Lee (1992), starring Denzel Washington, Al Sharpton & Nelson Mandela

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Dir. by Steven Soderbergh (2000), starring Salma Hayek, Catherine Zeta-Jones & Michael Douglas

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Dir. by Oliver Stone (1995), starring Anthony Hopkins, James Woods & Ed Harris

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Dir. by Shekhar Kapur (1998), starring Cate Blanchett, Daniel Craig & Lily Allen

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Dir. by Michael Mann (1999), starring Al Pacino, Russell Crowe & Christopher Plummer

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Dir. by Robert De Niro (2006), starring Angelina Jolie, Robert De Niro & Alec Baldwin

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Dir. by Bernardo Bertolucci (1987), starring Peter O'Toole, Joan Chen & Vivian Wu

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Dir. by Edward Zwick (2006), starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Connelly & Michael Sheen

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Dir. by Frank Capra (1939), starring James Stewart, Claude Rains & Jean Arthur

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All the President's Men ... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of All Political Drama Movies
Dir. by Alan J. Pakula (1976), starring Richard Nixon, Dustin Hoffman & Robert Redford

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Dir. by Mike Nichols (2007), starring Julia Roberts, Amy Adams & Tom Hanks

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Dir. by Emilio Estevez (2006), starring Lindsay Lohan, Demi Moore & Sharon Stone
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Dir. by Wolfgang Petersen (1997), starring Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman & Glenn Close

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Dir. by Anthony Harvey (1968), starring Anthony Hopkins, Katharine Hepburn & Peter O'Toole

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Dir. by Warren Beatty (1981), starring Jack Nicholson, Diane Keaton & Gene Hackman

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Dir. by Barry Levinson (1997), starring Kirsten Dunst, Robert De Niro & Dustin Hoffman

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Dir. by John Frankenheimer (1962), starring Frank Sinatra, Angela Lansbury & Janet Leigh

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Dir. by Bryan Singer (2008), starring Tom Cruise, Kenneth Branagh & Eddie Izzard

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Dir. by Tim Robbins (1992), starring Susan Sarandon, Jack Black & Helen Hunt

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#452 of 493 The Funniest '90s Movies #30 of 54 The Funniest Movies About Politics #96 of 321 The Best Political Films Ever Made

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Dir. by Terry George (2004), starring Nick Nolte, Joaquin Phoenix & Don Cheadle

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