Hollywood goes to Washingtonby Incandescencias | created - 07 Nov 2018 | updated - 1 month ago | Public
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1. The Birth of a Nation (1915)
TV-PG | 195 min | Drama, History, War
The Stoneman family finds its friendship with the Camerons affected by the Civil War, both fighting in opposite armies. The development of the war in their lives plays through to Lincoln's assassination and the birth of the Ku Klux Klan.
Votes: 21,082 | Gross: $10.00M
2. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
Not Rated | 129 min | Comedy, Drama
A naive man is appointed to fill a vacancy in the United States Senate. His plans promptly collide with political corruption, but he doesn't back down.
Votes: 101,043 | Gross: $9.60M
3. Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1940)
Approved | 110 min | Biography, Drama, History
Humble Abraham Lincoln gains the respect of his Illinois neighbors, growing in stature and respect until he is elected President in 1860 and departs for Washington.
4. State of the Union (1948)
Approved | 124 min | Comedy, Drama
An industrialist is urged to run for President, but this requires uncomfortable compromises on both political and marital levels.
5. All the King's Men (1949)
Approved | 110 min | Drama, Film-Noir
The rise and fall of a corrupt politician, who makes his friends richer and retains power by dint of a populist appeal.
A fictionalized version of the story of Louisiana’s governor Huey Long.
6. The Last Hurrah (1958)
Approved | 121 min | Comedy, Drama
Frank Skeffington is an old Irish-American political boss, running for re-election as mayor of a U.S. town for the last time.
A fictionalized version of the Curley administration in Boston.
7. Advise & Consent (1962)
Not Rated | 139 min | Drama, Thriller
Senate investigation into the President's newly nominated Secretary of State, gives light to a secret from the past, which may not only ruin the candidate, but the President's character as well.
PG | 95 min | Comedy
An insane general triggers a path to nuclear holocaust that a War Room full of politicians and generals frantically tries to stop.
Votes: 427,449 | Gross: $0.28M
10. The Best Man (1964)
Approved | 102 min | Drama
The 2 front runners for their party's presidential nomination, one principled and the other ruthless, vie for the former President's endorsement.
The characters are based on Adlai Stevenson and Richard Nixon.
11. Seven Days in May (1964)
Approved | 118 min | Drama, Thriller
United States military leaders plot to overthrow the President because he supports a nuclear disarmament treaty and they fear a Soviet sneak attack.
12. Fail-Safe (1964)
Not Rated | 112 min | Drama, Thriller
American planes are sent to deliver a nuclear attack on Moscow, but it's a mistake due to an electrical malfunction. Can all-out war be averted?
14. Executive Action (1973)
PG | 91 min | Crime, Drama, History
Rogue intelligence agents, right-wing politicians, greedy capitalists, and free-lance assassins plot and carry out the JFK assassination in this speculative agitprop.
15. The Parallax View (1974)
R | 102 min | Drama, Thriller
An ambitious reporter gets in way-over-his-head trouble while investigating a senator's assassination which leads to a vast conspiracy involving a multinational corporation behind every event in the world's headlines.
16. All the President's Men (1976)
PG | 138 min | Biography, Drama, History
Votes: 95,906 | Gross: $70.60M
17. The Seduction of Joe Tynan (1979)
R | 108 min | Drama
Respected liberal Senator Joe Tynan is asked to lead the opposition to a Supreme Court appointment. It means losing an old friend and fudging principles to make the necessary deals, as well... See full summary »
18. Being There (1979)
PG | 130 min | Comedy, Drama
A simpleminded, sheltered gardener becomes an unlikely trusted advisor to a powerful businessman and an insider in Washington politics.
Votes: 62,138 | Gross: $30.18M
20. Dave (1993)
PG-13 | 110 min | Comedy, Romance
To avoid a potentially explosive scandal when the U.S. President goes into a coma, an affable temp agency owner with an uncanny resemblance is put in his place.
Votes: 46,844 | Gross: $63.27M
21. The American President (1995)
PG-13 | 114 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A widowed U.S. President running for reelection and an environmental lobbyist fall in love. It's all above-board, but "politics is perception," and sparks fly anyway.
Votes: 49,356 | Gross: $65.00M
22. Nixon (1995)
R | 192 min | Biography, Drama, History
A biographical story of former U.S. President Richard Milhous Nixon, from his days as a young boy, to his eventual Presidency, which ended in shame.
Votes: 27,564 | Gross: $13.56M
23. The Contender (2000)
R | 126 min | Drama, Thriller
Senator Laine Hanson is a contender for U.S. Vice President, but information and disinformation about her past surfaces that threatens to derail her confirmation.
Votes: 22,169 | Gross: $17.87M
25. The Ides of March (2011)
R | 101 min | Drama, Thriller
An idealistic staffer for a new presidential candidate gets a crash course on dirty politics during his stint on the campaign trail.
Votes: 209,849 | Gross: $40.96M
26. Election (1999)
R | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A high school teacher's personal life becomes complicated as he works with students during the school elections, particularly with an obsessive overachiever determined to become student body president.
Votes: 85,220 | Gross: $14.88M
28. Bulworth (1998)
R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A suicidally disillusioned liberal politician puts a contract out on himself and takes the opportunity to be bluntly honest with his voters by affecting the rhythms and speech of hip-hop music and culture.
Votes: 24,022 | Gross: $26.53M