Wednesday, November 3, 2010

[f.g.i.] Presents: The 10 Best Movies About Elections

1. "Milk"
Sean Penn's portrayal of the openly gay San Francisco City Supervisor Harvey Milk is nothing short of perfect. Watch the superb, award-winning documentary "The Times Of Harvey Milk" to get yourself interested.

2. "Charlie Wilson's War"
Tom Hanks plays the charismatic Texas congressman who gets involved with Afghanistan to fight the Soviets. A movie that's sure to keep you interested and entertained.

3. "Nixon"
Anthony Hopkins plays the aggressive Republican whose presidency ended in shame and embarassment. A great look into the life of the former president.

4. "Election"
Ok, so it's a high school election, but a great movie nonetheless. Reese Witherspoon is the perfect choice for the ambitious class kiss-ass. I can actually picture her being that annoying in real life.

5. "W."
A glimpse into the world of perhaps the most-hated president in U.S. history, George W. Bush. Josh Brolin and James Cromwell mesh well together as the father-and-son duo from Texas.

6. "Wag The Dog"
When the president is caught in a sex scandal, Robert De Niro and Dustin Hoffman join forces to "create" a war to deter the American people from finding out.

7. "All The King's Men" (Remake)
This time, Anthony Hopkins and Sean Penn share the screen in a film about a political Southerner based on the life of Governor Huey Long of Louisiana.

8. "Black Sheep"
Comedy gold! Chris Farley and David Spade star in this movie about a political candidate who hires an assistant to ensure that his fat, stupid brother doesn't ruin the election campaign.

9. "Man of The Year"
Robin Williams plays a talk-show-host-turned-presidental-candidate. But the voting system is found to be rigged by the company that makes the ballot-counters. It's heartfelt and funny.

10. "The American President"
Ok, it's not really about an election, but it's a great romance. Michael Douglas is the widowed president who falls in love with a lobbyist.

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