A list of all the best political thriller movies ever made, many of which are streaming on Netflix and Amazon Prime. To see which of your favorites are currently streaming along with other great dramas, check out The Best Dramas on Amazon Prime and the The Best Drama Films on Netflix Instant.
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These are the top films in the political thriller genre, meaning that each and every one of these is a movie with at least a single element of the political thriller genre in it. Be it the motifs of the political thriller genre or just some of the most common archetypes.
These are definitely all of the political thrillers out there, including some of the worst and best recent political thrillers and some are a great example of a good American political thriller. Though political thrillers are often about America, there are a few fun foreign political thrillers on here too.
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Whether you're at home and want to watch these political thriller movies on DVD, streaming Blu-ray or streaming, or if you're seeing them in theatres for the first time, this is a list of good political thriller movies that can be helpful in either situation to see where they all stack up. So from the latest, to the greatest political thriller movies, here is the full political thriller movies list, ordered from best to worst.
53Robert Redford, Faye Dunaway
Directed by: Sydney PollackThree Days of the Condor is a 1975 American political thriller film directed by Sydney Pollack... more
43Frank Sinatra, Angela Lansbury
Directed by: John FrankenheimerThe Manchurian Candidate is a 1962 American Cold War suspense thriller directed by John... more
30Willem Dafoe, Gene Hackman
Directed by: Alan ParkerMississippi Burning is a 1988 American thriller film directed by Alan Parker and written by... more
36Derek Jacobi, Edward Fox
Directed by: Fred ZinnemannThe Day of the Jackal is a 1973 Anglo-French thriller film directed by Fred Zinnemann and... more
21Clint Eastwood, John Malkovich
Directed by: Wolfgang PetersenIn the Line of Fire is a 1993 American action thriller film directed by Wolfgang Petersen, and... more
65Alec Baldwin, Sean Connery
Directed by: John McTiernanThe Hunt for Red October is a 1990 American submarine spy-thriller film directed by John... more
30Harrison Ford, Samuel L. Jackson
Directed by: Phillip NoycePatriot Games is a 1992 action-suspense film directed by Phillip Noyce and based on Tom... more
66Ulrich Tukur, Ulrich Mühe
Directed by: Florian Henckel von DonnersmarckThe Lives of Others is a 2006 German drama film, marking the feature film debut of filmmaker... more
39Brad Pitt, Robert Redford
Directed by: Tony ScottSpy Game is a 2001 American spy film directed by Tony Scott and starring Robert Redford and... more
35Harrison Ford, Willem Dafoe
Directed by: Phillip NoyceClear and Present Danger is a 1994 spy action thriller film directed by Phillip Noyce, based... more
41Julia Roberts, Denzel Washington
Directed by: Alan J. PakulaThe Pelican Brief is a 1993 legal thriller based on the novel of the same name by John... more
76Tom Hardy, Benedict Cumberbatch
Directed by: Tomas AlfredsonTinker Tailor Soldier Spy is a 2011 espionage film directed by Tomas Alfredson. The screenplay... more
41Daniel Craig, Eric Bana
Directed by: Steven SpielbergMunich is a 2005 historical drama and political thriller film based on Operation Wrath of God,... more
54Will Smith, Jack Black
Directed by: Tony ScottEnemy of the State is a 1998 American spy-thriller about a group of rogue U.S. National... more
64Natalie Portman, John Hurt
Directed by: James McTeigueV for Vendetta is a 2006 American political thriller film directed by James McTeigue and... more
49George Clooney, Matt Damon
Directed by: Stephen GaghanSyriana is a 2005 geopolitical thriller film written and directed by Stephen Gaghan, and... more
24Jean-Louis Trintignant, Yves Montand
Directed by: Costa-GavrasZ is a 1969 Algerian French language political thriller directed by Costa-Gavras, with a... more
40Rachel McAdams, Ben Affleck
Directed by: Kevin MacdonaldState of Play is a 2009 political thriller film. It is an adaptation of the six-part British... more
33Kevin Costner, Bruce Greenwood
Directed by: Roger DonaldsonThirteen Days is a 2000 American historical drama-thriller film directed by Roger Donaldson... more
38Pierce Brosnan, Ewan McGregor
Directed by: Roman PolanskiThe Ghost Writer is 2010 thriller film written by Robert Harris and Roman Polanski and... more
20Ingrid Bergman, Cary Grant
Directed by: Alfred HitchcockNotorious is a 1946 American spy thriller film directed and produced by Alfred Hitchcock,... more
24Warren Beatty, Paula Prentiss
Directed by: Alan J. PakulaThe Parallax View is a 1974 American political thriller film directed and produced by Alan J.... more
14Jack Lemmon, Sissy Spacek
Directed by: Costa-GavrasMissing is a 1982 American drama film directed by Costa-Gavras, starring Jack Lemmon, Sissy... more
27Ben Affleck, Morgan Freeman
Directed by: Phil Alden RobinsonThe Sum of All Fears is a 2002 American action political thriller film directed by Phil Alden... more
21Laurence Olivier, Gregory Peck
Directed by: Franklin J. SchaffnerThe Boys from Brazil is a 1978 British-American thriller film directed by Franklin J.... more