WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley counts down the greatest movies about the American political system.
Jason Fraley, WTOP film critic
WASHINGTON – Election Day is just four days away. And while “The West Wing” (1999- 2006) is the undisputed champ of political television, the silver screen is a much harder call.
What is the greatest American political movie of all time?
I suppose you could argue that all films are political in that they each project a certain world view, whether it’s “Ben-Hur” (1959), “To Kill a Mockingbird” (1962) or “Philadelphia” (1993).
Our mission is to count down the best movies about the American political system itself. Thus films must meet several criteria:
The votes are cast, the ballots are counted, and no hanging chads are in sight.
Without further ado, here are the Top 25 American Political Movies of All Time.
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