Movies act as an excellent medium through which political expressions and issues can be brought in front of the audience. Thus, political figures and dramas occupy a major place on the box office in order to influence the minds of viewers worldwide. Check out some of the best political movies ever that elicited an intense response from their audiences.
The Candidate (1972)
Starring Robert Redford as a young lawyer, this movie is all about the principles that this lawyer adopts to run his political campaign. However, a transition in his ideals and principles occurs later when party manipulations begin. The movie was one of the greatest and featured two real-life politicians in cameo roles.
All the President’s Men (1976)
The movie revolves about the famous Watergate scandal. It shows the paranoia at the scandal time and unveils in interesting sequences. Two reporters go about discovering the reasons of cancellation of the term for President Nixon.
The Queen (2006)
This British political drama centers on the death of Lady Diana and the events that happened before and after her death. The focus is on the Queen living under several kinds of pressures and public opinions. The film is more of a positive take at the happenings.
Charlie Wilson’s War (2007)
It is a classic political movie starring Tom Hanks in the leading role of Wilson, a Texas congressional representative. Wilson went into a forged partnership with a CIA operative in order to enable a significant operation of the military at the time of Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. The movie cleverly handles several complexities in the story.
The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
The story of this film was about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. A brainwashed war prisoner did it. However, the film was pulled off from theaters when John Kennedy was actually assassinated after a year of the movie’s release. This political drama left a deep impact in the minds of viewers.
It is an appealing political movie starring Kevin Kline and Sigourney Weaver. The story is about a White House aide that was made a replacement of the comatose president. He had strange resemblance to the real president. However, the dramatic turns comes when this replacement becomes more popular among people and with the first lady. The events are covered quite impressively.
Several political films have made a solid effect on people’s minds. Some of these have taken to great heights, such as The Queen and The Candidate.