Friday, October 28, 2011

Top 5 Political Movies

Films dealing with politicians and government in one form or another.  No films dealing with legal proceedings or cases that are inherently political (In the Name of the Father is out).  No films dealing with espionage (sorry The Quiet American, Three Days of the Condor and Marathon Man).  No war movies (even though they are inherently political).  Films such as Team America: World Police are out.  I’m torn on films about political violence/uprisings.  Films such as The Wind That Shakes the Barley, Bloody Sunday, Battle of Algiers… so I’m going to include them.

The list is dominated by Robert Redford.

Top 5:
Next 5:
  • All the President’s Men
  • Bloody Sunday
  • Milk
  • The Candidate
  • Manchurian Candidate (Original) 
Honorable Mentions:
  • Good Night, and Good Luck
  • Hunger
  • Wag the Dog
  • Frost/Nixon
  • Outside the Law
  • JFK
  • Parallax View

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