The Fix’s best political movies ever, 2013 edition

April 8, 2013

When we re-posted our 2010 list of the best political movies ever, we got lots and lots of responses about what wasn't included. With three years having passed since we first made our list, it made sense (to us at least) to use this chance to update it.


"Game Change" makes our updated list of best political movies ever.

Below is a compilation of our original list, movies we missed the first time around and movies that have come out since we first put the list together.  "Game Change", "Lincoln" and "The Ides of March" all make the list this time around. So do "A Face in the Crowd", "Meet John Doe" and "The Great McGinty".

A reminder: Every movie on the list comes from a reader suggestion.

The Fix's best political movies
Absolute Power
Advise and Consent
All the King's Men
All the President's Men
The American President
Being There
The Best Man
Blaze
Bob Roberts
Boogie Man: The Lee Atwater Story
Bulworth
The Candidate
Charlie Wilson's War
City of Hope
The Contender
Dave
Dick
The Distinguished Gentleman
Dr. Strangelove
Duck Soup
Election
A Face in the Crowd
Frost/Nixon
Game Change
The Great McGinty
The Ides of March
In the Loop
Journeys with George
The Last Hurrah
Lincoln
The Man who Shot Liberty Valance
The Manchurian Candidate
Meet John Doe
Mr. Smith Goes To Washington
My Fellow Americans
Nashville
Nixon
O Brother, Where Art Thou
Our Brand Is Crisis
A Perfect Candidate
Power
Primary
Primary Colors
Recount
Secret Honor
The Seduction of Joe Tynan
Seven Days in May
State of the Union
Street Fight
Taking on the Kennedys
Thirteen Days
Thank you for Smoking
True Colors
Truman
Vote for Me
Wag the Dog
The War Room

Chris Cillizza writes “The Fix,” a politics blog for the Washington Post. He also covers the White House.
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Chris Cillizza · April 8, 2013