Political Movies

List of the best movies about politics selected by visitors to our site: The Ides of March, Wag the Dog, The Ghost Writer, The Secret Agent, It’s the Law, War Machine, Les Tuche 3, Brexit: The Uncivil War, Vice, Loro.

In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

The Ides of March (2011)
Markimdb: 7.1
PlotPolitical, Elections, Rivalry, Justice
TimeDark ones
StyleMakes me think, Action, Disturbing, Tense, Serious

Dirty tricks stand to soil an ambitious young press spokesman's idealism in a cutthroat presidential campaign where 'victory' is relative.

Wag the Dog (1997)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, drama
PlotWar, Political, Elections
PlaceThe White House
StyleMakes me think, Smart, Tense

During the final weeks of a presidential race, the President is accused of sexual misconduct. To distract the public until the election, the President's adviser hires a Hollywood producer to help him stage a fake war.

The Ghost Writer (2010)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryFrance, Germany, United Kingdom
CharactersSuperhero, Heroes
PlotAdventure, Political, Rivalry
PlaceJungle, Africa, New York
StyleFor men, Disturbing, Serious

A writer stumbles upon a long-hidden secret when he agrees to help former British Prime Minister Adam Lang complete his memoirs on a remote island after the politician's assistant drowns in a mysterious accident. In director Roman Polanski's tense drama, the author realizes that his discovery threatens some very powerful people who will do anything to ensure that certain episodes from Lang's past remain buried.

The Secret Agent (2016)
Markimdb: 5.9
CountryUnited Kingdom

London, 1886. Unbeknown to his loyal wife Winnie, Soho shopkeeper Verloc works as a secret agent for the Russian government. Angry that Britain harbours violent anarchists, the Russians coerce Verloc into planting a bomb that will provoke the authorities into cracking down on these extremists. Caught between the Russians and the British police, Verloc reluctantly draws his own family into a tragic terror plot.

It’s the Law (2017)
Markimdb: 6.4
PlotPolitical, Friendship, Adventure, Rivalry, Justice
StyleSoulful, Light, Fascinating, For men

A small Sicilian town elects a new, honest major but quickly learns that playing by the rules is not as easy as it seems

War Machine (2017)
Markimdb: 6
Genrecomedy, drama, military
CharactersSoldier, Journalists, Military, Presidential
PlotWar, Political, Depression, Hip Hop, Justice
PlaceAfghanistan, Iraq
StyleNetflix, Interesting

A rock star general bent on winning the “impossible” war in Afghanistan takes us inside the complex machinery of modern war. Inspired by the true story of General Stanley McChrystal.

Les Tuche 3 (2018)
Markimdb: 4.6
CharactersFamily, Cooks, Bodyguards, Writers, Housewives
PlotPolitical, Elections, Rivalry
PlaceTrains, France
StyleLight, Fascinating

After a groundbreaking presidential election, Jeff Tuche becomes the new President of France and moves in the Elysee with his family to govern the country.

Brexit: The Uncivil War (2019)
Markimdb: 7
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom
PlotOn real events, Political, Rivalry, Social Media
StyleSerious, Fascinating, Psychological problems

Political strategist Dominic Cummings leads a popular but controversial campaign to convince British voters to leave the European Union from 2015 up until the present day.

Vice (2018)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, drama, biography
CharactersHorses, Terrorists, CIA, Lawyers, Sisters
PlotOn real events, Political, Money, Power, Intrigue
PlaceUSA, Bunker, The White House
StyleFascinating, Psychological problems

George W. Bush picks Dick Cheney, the CEO of Halliburton Co., to be his Republican running mate in the 2000 presidential election. No stranger to politics, Cheney's impressive résumé includes stints as White House chief of staff, House Minority Whip and defense secretary. When Bush wins by a narrow margin, Cheney begins to use his newfound power to help reshape the country and the world.

Loro (2018)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, biography
CountryItaly, France
CharactersRich, Billionaires
PlotPolitical, Death, Money, Power, Rivalry
PlaceItaly, Yachts
StyleTouching, Serious, Atmospheric

Internationally released Director's Cut of "Loro 1" and "Loro 2", which were released separately as two movies in Italy. The film talks about the group of businessmen and politicians – the Loro (Them) from the title – who live and act near to media tycoon and politician Silvio Berlusconi in the years between 2006 and 2009.

The Hate U Give (2018)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, crime
PlotPolitical, Death, Weapon, Friendship, Justice
PlaceSchool, Ghetto, Party
StyleFascinating, Makes me think, Psychological problems

Raised in a poverty-stricken slum, a 16-year-old girl named Starr now attends a suburban prep school. After she witnesses a police officer shoot her unarmed best friend, she's torn between her two very different worlds as she tries to speak her truth.

The Best of Enemies (2019)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, biography, history
CharactersTeachers, Parents, Photographers, Partners, Jews
PlotOn real events, Political, Weapon, Baseball, Friendship
PlaceSchool, Court
StyleMakes me think, Soulful, Heavy, Disturbing, Tense

Centers on the unlikely relationship between Ann Atwater, an outspoken civil rights activist, and C.P. Ellis, a local Ku Klux Klan leader who reluctantly co-chaired a community summit, battling over the desegregation of schools in Durham, North Carolina during the racially-charged summer of 1971. The incredible events that unfolded would change Durham and the lives of Atwater and Ellis forever.

The Angel (2018)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrethriller, drama
CountryIsrael, USA

True story of Ashraf Marwan, who was President Nasser's son-in-law and special adviser and confidant to his successor Anwar Sadat - while simultaneously Israeli Intelligence's most precious asset of the 20th century. Based on NYT bestselling book 'The Angel: The Egyptian Spy Who Saved Israel' by Uri Bar-Joseph.

Mary Queen of Scots (2018)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersSisters, Kings, Strong women, Gay
PlotPolitical, Betrayal, Rivalry, Intrigue
PlaceEngland, Scotland
Time16th century
StyleFascinating, Depressive, Womens in main roles, Serious, By books

In 1561, Mary Stuart, widow of the King of France, returns to Scotland, reclaims her rightful throne and menaces the future of Queen Elizabeth I as ruler of England, because she has a legitimate claim to the English throne. Betrayals, rebellions, conspiracies and their own life choices imperil both Queens. They experience the bitter cost of power, until their tragic fate is finally fulfilled.

The Realm (2018)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrethriller, drama
CountrySpain, France
CharactersScammers, Journalists, Presidential
PlotPolitical, Death, Money, Cancer, Power
PlaceShips, Trains, Party, Beach, Spain
StyleAction, Tense, Fascinating, Psychological problems

Manuel is a crooked politician who enjoys the lifestyle that kickbacks afford. He eats at fancy restaurants, parties with his friends on yachts, and provides a very luxurious lifestyle for his family. Manuel brazenly bribes, extorts, and pays off anyone who threatens to expose the activities of his inner circle. When he is singled out to take the fall for a case of fraudulent government contracts, rather than admit to any wrongdoing, Manuel decides to sell out his whole party in an effort to avoid jail time. It's a decision that puts many lives at risk.

The Front Runner (2018)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUSA, Canada
PlotPolitical, Power, Elections, Rivalry, On real events
StyleSerious, Fascinating, Makes me think, Psychological problems, To cry

Gary Hart, former Senator of Colorado, becomes the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1987. Hart's intelligence, charisma and idealism makes him popular with young voters, leaving him with a seemingly clear path to the White House. All that comes crashing down when allegations of an extramarital affair surface in the media, forcing the candidate to address a scandal that threatens to derail his campaign and personal life.

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
Markimdb: 8.4
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
CharactersSuperhero, Terrorists, Police, Criminals, Tough guys
PlotLove, Fight, Political, Survival, Mystery
PlacePrison, USA, Mansions
StyleExciting, Depressive, Gloomy, DC, Disturbing

Following the death of District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman assumes responsibility for Dent's crimes to protect the late attorney's reputation and is subsequently hunted by the Gotham City Police Department. Eight years later, Batman encounters the mysterious Selina Kyle and the villainous Bane, a new terrorist leader who overwhelms Gotham's finest. The Dark Knight resurfaces to protect a city that has branded him an enemy.

Lest We Forget (1991)
Markimdb: 6.6

Contre l'Oubli (Against Oblivion) is a compilation of 30 French filmmakers, Alain Resnais and Jean Luc Godard among them, who use film to make a plea on behalf of a political prisoner. Jean Luc Godard and Anne Marie Mieville's film concerns the plight of Thomas Wanggai, West Papuan activist who has since died in prison. The short films were commissioned by Amnesty International.

I Love You Phillip Morris (2009)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, crime, biography
CountryFrance, USA
PlotPolitical, Betrayal

Steve Russell is a small-town cop. Bored with his bland lifestyle, Russell turns to fraud as a means of shaking things up. Before long, Russell's criminal antics have landed him behind bars, where he encounters the charismatic Phillip Morris. Smitten, Russell devotes his entire life to being with Morris regardless of the consequences.

LEGO Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles - Attack of the Jedi (2013)
Markimdb: 7.2
CountryUSA, Denmark, China
CharactersAliens, Astronauts
PlotAdventure, Political, Investigation, Intrigue
PlaceSpace, Spaceships

When his Sith Clone experiment fails, Darth Sidious decides to start his own academy where Sith warriors help train a group of unruly “Badawans.” When Yoda discovers the existence of the Sith Academy, he decides to launch an all-out attack on it.