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List of All Political Drama Movies

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Updated June 19, 2020 16.6k views 1,530 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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#16 of 377 The 50+ Best War Movies Ever Made, Ranked #37 of 628 The Best Black Movies Ever Made, Rankedlisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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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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#315 of 481 The Greatest Movies for Guys #86 of 522 The Greatest Movies Of The 1980s, Ranked #777 of 922 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films

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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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#26 of 203 The Best Drug Movies of All Time #106 of 109 The Best Movies Based on TV Showslisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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

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#332 of 675 The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars #56 of 313 The Best Political Films Ever Made #33 of 46 35+ Great Political Movies Based on True Stories

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

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#269 of 553 The Greatest Epic Movies Ever Made #350 of 693 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Madelisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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

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#30 of 50 The Best Oscar-Nominated Movies of the '90s #18 of 46 35+ Great Political Movies Based on True Stories #16 of 20 Great Movies About Non-Violent Crimes

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

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#22 of 74 The Greatest Movies About CIA Agents & Operatives #18 of 50 The Best Good Movies #117 of 313 The Best Political Films Ever Made

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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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#158 of 628 The Best Black Movies Ever Made, Ranked #264 of 553 The Greatest Epic Movies Ever Made #683 of 1,646 The Most Rewatchable Movies

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

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#804 of 1,646 The Most Rewatchable Movies #24 of 81 The Most Patriotic Movies of All Timelisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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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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#1,497 of 1,646 The Most Rewatchable Movies #506 of 693 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made #29 of 55 The Funniest Movies About Politics

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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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#134 of 481 The Greatest Movies for Guys #21 of 406 The Greatest Disaster Movies of All Timelisted on The 50 Highest Grossing '90s Movies, Ranked

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

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#190 of 553 The Greatest Epic Movies Ever Made #34 of 84 The Best Movies Based on Playslisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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

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#267 of 315 Movies with the Best Soundtracks #41 of 313 The Best Political Films Ever Madelisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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

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#537 of 922 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films #320 of 373 The Funniest '90s Movies #5 of 55 The Funniest Movies About Politics

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

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#66 of 239 The Best Psychological Thrillers of All Time #298 of 481 The Greatest Movies for Guys #289 of 553 The Greatest Epic Movies Ever Made

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

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#72 of 377 The 50+ Best War Movies Ever Made, Ranked #61 of 214 The Greatest World War II Movies of All Time #284 of 553 The Greatest Epic Movies Ever Made

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

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#30 of 55 The Funniest Movies About Politics #93 of 313 The Best Political Films Ever Made #119 of 134 The Best Directorial Debuts of Famous Actors

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

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