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Thanks to Patreon subscriber Paul Royar, we have a very special Election Week present for you: our picks for the very best political movies ever made! Of course, “political” can mean a lot of things: films about the machinations of doing politics, or about the lives of politicians, or about important political questions of the day. Find out how each of us tackled the tricky business of answering the question, “what is a political movie”.

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Rob

The American President
The Distinguished Gentleman (1992)
Primary Colors (1998)
The Ides of March (2011)
Street Fight (2005)

Carrie

Hotel Rwanda (2004)
Snowpiercer (2013)
Outrage (2009)
District 9
BlacKkKlansman (2018)

Tim

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
Z (1969)
Primary (1960)
In the Loop (2009)
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)