Political Movies

Political Movies
List of the best movies about politics selected by visitors to our site: Irresistible, Oslo, City Day, State of Affairs, Gasland, Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe, Atlas Shrugged: Part II, Lethal Kittens, The Perfect Dictatorship, Professor Marston and the Wonder Women.

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

Irresistible (2020)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersFarmers, Veterans, Old men, Political strategists, Mayor
PlotPolitical, Elections
PlaceAircraft, USA, Small cities
StyleTwisted plot

A Democratic political consultant helps a retired Marine colonel run for mayor in a small, conservative Wisconsin town.

Oslo (2021)
PlotPolitical
PlaceNorway

The true story of negotiations between implacable enemies — the secret back-channel talks, unlikely friendships and quiet heroics of a small but committed group of Israelis, Palestinians and one Norwegian couple that led to the 1993 Oslo Peace Accords.

City Day (2021)
Mark
Genrecomedy
CountryRussia
CharactersOfficials
PlotPolitical
PlaceRussia, Small cities

The crazy comedy "City Day" tells about one day in the life of the inhabitants of the provincial Lyubyakino. Celebrating the City Day, people did not notice that the president himself had planned the working trip through the town. Sudden news plunges everyone into shock and creates chaos: the mayor, the district police officer, the priest and other heroes from this place, lost in the outback, forgotten by God and progress, must, in the shortest possible time, bring the city, actively celebrating, as the last time, into a decent look, in a hurry to mask the problems from the view from the guarded cortege and to depict that this is a place of high culture of everyday life.

State of Affairs (2014)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrethriller, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersCIA, Spy, Presidential
PlotDeath, Political
PlaceThe White House, USA
StyleAction, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

Each day the President is faced with dozens of life and death decisions, and to prioritize the biggest international crises facing the country, one top CIA analyst - Charleston Tucker - assembles the President's Daily Briefing.This list of the most vital security issues facing the nation brings with it moral and political judgment calls for Charleston and her trusted group of brilliant analysts at the agency. Aside from the political minefields she has to walk, Charlie has a close personal relationship with the President because she was once engaged to her son before a tragic terrorist attack took his life. Charlie survived that attack and is now determined to bring the perpetrators to justice.Navigating a complex personal life and a pressure-cooker profession is, of course, a challenge, and Charlie sometimes engages in boundary-pushing behavior to avoid facing her grief. But when the clock strikes 2 a.m., she is all about her job - protecting her nation, serving her president and still trying to get to the bottom of her fiancé's murder that will reveal itself as a shocking mystery.

Gasland (2010)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genredocumentary
CountryUSA
Duration01:46
PlotWater, Political
PlaceUSA
StyleMakes me think, Serious

It is happening all across America-rural landowners wake up one day to find a lucrative offer from an energy company wanting to lease their property. Reason? The company hopes to tap into a reservoir dubbed the "Saudi Arabia of natural gas." Halliburton developed a way to get the gas out of the ground-a hydraulic drilling process called "fracking"-and suddenly America finds itself on the precipice of becoming an energy superpower.

Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe (2016)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryAustria, Germany, France
Duration01:44
CharactersJews, Writers
PlotOn real events, Time travel, Death, Political
PlaceUSA, New York
StyleExciting, Soulful, Fascinating, Makes me think, Touching

Before Dawn charts the years of exile in the life of famous Jewish Austrian writer Stefan Zweig, his inner struggle for the "right attitude" towards the events in war torn Europe and his search for a new home.

Atlas Shrugged: Part II (2012)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genrefantastic, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:51
PlotPolitical, Uprising
PlaceUSA
TimeFuture
StyleExciting, Twisted plot, By books, Philosophical, Fascinating

The global economy is on the brink of collapse. Brilliant creators, from artists to industrialists, continue to mysteriously disappear. Unemployment has risen to 24%. Gas is now $42 per gallon. Dagny Taggart, Vice President in Charge of Operations for Taggart Transcontinental, has discovered what may very well be the answer to the mounting energy crisis - found abandoned amongst ruins, a miraculous motor that could seemingly power the World. But, the motor is dead... there is no one left to decipher its secret... and, someone is watching. It’s a race against the clock to find the inventor and stop the destroyer before the motor of the World is stopped for good. A motor that would power the World. A World whose motor would be stopped. Who is John Galt?

Lethal Kittens (2020)
Markimdb: 8
Genrecomedy
CountryUkraine, USA, Canada
PlotWar, On real events, Fight, Political
StyleAction, Patriotic, Serious

In 2014 Russia’s hybrid war against Ukraine turns hot. An engineer, actor, soccer coach and florist volunteer to fight on the front line. Unaware of the pivotal role they will play in the war, they discover the meaning of true leadership.

The Perfect Dictatorship (2014)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryMexico
CharactersMafia, Presidential, Celebrities
PlotOn real events, Political, Elections, Power, Blackmail
PlaceMexico

TV MX, the most powerful Mexican Television Corporation, discloses a scandalous story involving Governor Carmelo Vargas in serious crimes and illicit business. Governor Vargas worried about his political future, decides to clean his image and negotiates a billionaire secret agreement with the owners of the TV Corporation. Carlos Rojo, an ambitious young news producer, and Ricardo Diaz, TV network star reporter, are responsible for making a dirty campaign to change the image the public has of the corrupt Governor and make him, at any cost, a political star and a great presidential candidate. Mexican Television believes that democracy is a farce and has already placed one President... Will they do it again?

Professor Marston and the Wonder Women (2017)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:29
CharactersLesbians, Psychologists, Criminals, Lovers
PlotOn real events, Money, Friendship, Cancer, Political
PlaceAircraft
TimeHalloween
StylePsychological problems

The unconventional life of Dr. William Marston, the Harvard psychologist and inventor who helped invent the modern lie detector test and created Wonder Woman in 1941.

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The Report (2019)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrethriller, drama, crime, biography, history
CountryUSA
CharactersCIA, Journalists, Psychologists
PlotOn real events, Investigation, Political, Computers, Justice
StylePsychological problems, Philosophical

The story of Daniel Jones, lead investigator for the US Senate’s sweeping study into the CIA's Detention and Interrogation Program, which was found to be brutal, immoral and ineffective. With the truth at stake, Jones battled tirelessly to make public what many in power sought to keep hidden.

The Untold History Of The United States (2012)
Markimdb: 8.5
Genredocumentary, military, history
CountryUSA
CharactersPresidential
PlotPolitical, Freedom
PlaceUSA, Wall Street
TimeCold War
StyleFascinating, Smart, Makes me think, Serious

Oliver Stone documentary charted the post-WW2 history of the United States.

Goliath (2016)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:56
CharactersLawyers, Losers
PlotRevenge, Investigation, Political, Fate, Justice
PlaceOffice
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Heavy, Tense, Disturbing

Once a powerful lawyer, Billy McBride is now burned out and washed up, spending more time in a bar than a courtroom. When he reluctantly agrees to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit against the biggest client of Cooperman & McBride, the massive law firm he helped create, Billy and his ragtag team uncover a vast and deadly conspiracy, pitting them all in a life or death trial against the ultimate Goliath.

Page Eight (2011)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genreaction, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:39
CharactersSpy, Journalists
PlotPolitical, Conspiracies, Blackmail, Funeral
PlaceEngland, London, Country houses
StyleExciting, Psychological problems, Action, Fascinating, Serious

Johnny is a long-serving MI5 officer. His boss dies suddenly, leaving behind an inexplicable file which threatens the stability of the organisation.

Jîn (2013)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama
CountryTurkey, Germany
Duration02:02
PlotPolitical
StyleSerious

A bitter conflict has raged between guerrillas and the army in Turkey's Kurdish regions for over 30 years. Large expanses have now become war zones. Countless young people have lost their lives to the conflict. This dangerous but incredibly beautiful mountainous country is home to 17-year-old Jîn. But she is no longer safe since she secretly stole away from a group of rebels with whom she was fighting. Now she wanders the picturesque landscape alone, caught between two fronts. All of a sudden, the sound of gunfire and explosions rend the air above the untouched natural scenery. Attack is threatened from all sides. Desperate to find peace, Jîn decides to escape to another part of the country – an impossible plan, since the military is omnipresent and there are road blocks everywhere. As a Kurd without identity papers she risks arrest at every turn. In addition, as a woman with no family to shield her, many men will see her as fair game. But her courage is unbroken.

Bridge of Spies (2015)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, drama, history
CountryUSA, Germany, India
Duration02:39
CharactersCIA, Spy, Scouts, Lawyers, Judge
PlotOn real events, Political, Justice
PlaceUSSR, USA
TimeCold War
StyleTense, Serious, Disturbing

During the Cold War, the Soviet Union captures U.S. pilot Francis Gary Powers after shooting down his U-2 spy plane. Sentenced to 10 years in prison, Powers' only hope is New York lawyer James Donovan, recruited by a CIA operative to negotiate his release. Donovan boards a plane to Berlin, hoping to win the young man's freedom through a prisoner exchange. If all goes well, the Russians would get Rudolf Abel, the convicted spy who Donovan defended in court.

438 Days (2019)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller, drama
CountrySweden
CharactersPartners
PlotInvestigation, Political
PlacePrison
StylePsychological problems, Action, Heavy, Tense, Makes me think

On the eve of June 28th, 2011 Swedish journalists Martin Schibbye and Johan Persson put everything at stake by illegally crossing the border from Somalia into Ethiopia. After months of research, planning and failed attempts, they were finally on their way to report on how the ruthless hunt for oil effected the population of the isolated and conflict-ridden Ogaden region. Five days later they lay wounded in the desert sand, shot and captured by the Ethiopian army. But when their initial reportage died, another story began. A story about lawlessness, propaganda and global politics. After a Kafkaesque trial they were sentenced to eleven years in prison for terrorism. And they were far from alone. Their cellmates were journalists, writers and politicians persecuted for not bowing down to dictatorship. Their reportage about oil was transformed into a story about ink, and their daily lives turned into a fight for survival inside the notorious Kality prison in Addis Ababa.

Default (2018)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama, history
CountrySouth Korea
CharactersPoor
PlotMoney, Friendship, Death, Political, Cheating
PlaceKorea
StyleAction, Smart, Tense, Intellectual, Serious

Only one week left until South Korea will go under sovereign default. Han Shi-Hyun is a leader of the monetary policy team at the Bank of Korea. and is assigned to a crisis team.

Aarakshan (2011)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genredrama
CountryIndia
Duration02:44
CharactersTeachers
PlotPolitical
PlaceIndia

The decision by India's supreme court to establish caste-based reservations for jobs in education causes conflict between a teacher and his mentor.

Smoke & Mirrors (2016)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrethriller, biography
CountrySpain
Duration01:30
CharactersSpy, Terrorists, Thieves, Scammers, Lawyers
PlotOn real events, Wedding, Money, Weapon, Political
PlacePrison, Aircraft, France
StyleAction, Heavy, Touching

A tale of cheats and impostors, taking its inspiration from true facts and from one of the most intriguing characters of recent decades: the spy Francisco Paesa.




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