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Political Movies

Capitol Hill Or Hollywood? Take This Quiz And See If You Can Spot The Real Politicians

The Huffington Post | Sara Bondioli | Posted 07.04.2014 | Politics

Hollywood has done a good job of making its politicians look like the real thing. Martin Sheen had a presidential aura as Jed Bartlet in "The West Win...

Lincoln: A Timeless Tale of Fighting Inequity

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 01.09.2013 | Entertainment
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

Why does Lincoln never get dated? Why can his story be told again and again, and never seem to wear out its welcome? I think it has something to do with how visceral our needs are for equality -- equity in opportunity, justice and dignity.

Movies and Politics: Truth in Fiction

John W. Whitehead | Posted 12.24.2012 | Entertainment
John W. Whitehead

By way of television, politics has become a form of entertainment, dominated by money and profit, imagery and spin, hype and personality. So maybe it's time to turn off the tube and pop in a DVD.

When Movies Meet Politics

Mel England | Posted 11.05.2012 | Entertainment
Mel England

Ron and Laura Take Back America was born. A sort of modern day All in the Family, Ron and Laura are surrounded by all the things they are trying to take America back from -- African-Americans, undocumented immigrants, Muslim-Americans, gays....

WATCH: Celebs Who Played The Prez

Posted 12.29.2011 | Entertainment

In "The Ides of March," which hits theaters today, George Clooney plays Pennsylvania Governor Mike Morris, who is gunning for the Democratic president...

5 Political Films Worth Seeing

Delia Lloyd | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Delia Lloyd

Since it's Oscar season -- and that always gets me thinking about the movies I like -- I thought I'd share with you five political movies worth seeing:

Inside Lee Atwater

Jake Whitney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jake Whitney

If Boogie Man: The Lee Atwater Story paints an accurate portrait of Atwater's psyche, it was certainly tragic for Lee as a human being.

The 5 Best Political Films for a Dose of Sanity

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Sirota

I tend to use films as a vehicle for escapism. That's quintessentially American: As the Baltimore Sun reports, in five of the past seven recessions, box office sales have jumped.