Top Ten Films About the Presidency
An impression goes all the way to the White House.
9. State of the Union
As candidate Grant Matthews, Spencer Tracy delivers a powerful line that is later paraphrased by future President Ronald Reagan during the 1980 election.
8. The Manchurian Candidate
The ’63 version stars Frank Sinatra as a brainwashed intelligence officer, the ’04 version stars Denzel Washington in the same role and both are worth a watch.
7. Ides of March
Good movie about politics at its worst.
6. Fail Safe
Cold War era thriller about a President stuck between a rock and a hard place and flying nuclear bombs.
Nuanced conspiracy theory on the assasination of the 35th President.
4. Primary Colors
A Clinton-esque candidate doing all sorts of Clinton-esque things.
A tale of son v father from the ‘Merica of recent history.
This film from 2000 is a pre-cursor to our present 24 hour news culture, which was just coming into its own at the time. In this case the spin is spun upon the alleged past of a Vice-Presidential nominee.
1. All the President’s Men