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1. LBJ (2016)

R | 98 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.5
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54 Metascore

Lyndon B. Johnson aligns himself with John F. Kennedy, rises to the Presidency, and deals with the civil rights struggles of the 1960s.

Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Woody Harrelson, Michael Stahl-David, Richard Jenkins, Jennifer Jason Leigh

Votes: 4,989 | Gross: $2.47M

2. Get Me Roger Stone (2017)

TV-14 | 92 min | Documentary, Biography

7.4
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75 Metascore

A documentary exploring the life and career of notorious Republican dirty trickster and longtime Trump adviser, Roger Stone, who helped create the real estate mogul's political career.

Directors: Dylan Bank, Daniel DiMauro, Morgan Pehme | Stars: Roger Stone, Donald Trump, Paul Manafort, Jeffrey Toobin

Votes: 5,774

3. The War Room (1993)

PG | 96 min | Documentary, History

7.4
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A documentary of the Bill Clinton 1992 presidential campaign and the organization who ran it.

Directors: Chris Hegedus, D.A. Pennebaker | Stars: James Carville, George Stephanopoulos, Heather Beckel, Paul Begala

Votes: 3,623 | Gross: $0.90M

4. Choose Connor (2007)

Unrated | 109 min | Drama

6.3
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46 Metascore

Idealistic 15-year old Owen gets the chance of a lifetime to be the youth spokesman for U.S. Senate Candidate Lawrence Connor, only to be exploited in a fierce campaign of TV and radio ads,... See full summary »

Director: Lucas Elliot Eberl | Stars: Darin Cooper, Chris Marquette, Alex D. Linz, James Runcorn

Votes: 288 | Gross: $0.01M

5. Running Mates (2000 TV Movie)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

5.5
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Governor James Reynolds Pryce is campaigning to win the presidential nomination.

Director: Ron Lagomarsino | Stars: Tom Selleck, Laura Linney, Nancy Travis, Teri Hatcher

Votes: 597

6. Robert Kennedy and His Times (1985)

309 min | Drama

7.4
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A personal portrait of one of the most controversial men of this century and the turbulent times in which he lived. An entire era, including the fight for civil rights, the Cuban Missile ... See full summary »

Stars: Jordan Charney, John Ericson, Danna Hansen, Mimi Kennedy

Votes: 106

7. Primary (1960)

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary

7.1
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Cinéma vérité feature that follows presidential hopefuls John F. Kennedy and Hubert H. Humphrey during the 1960 Wisconsin primary.

Director: Robert Drew | Stars: Robert Drew, Hubert H. Humphrey, Muriel Buck Humphrey, Joseph Julian

Votes: 1,008

8. Running Mates (1992 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 92 min | Comedy, Romance

5.5
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In this political satire, a Senator running for President is involved in some controversies when his political enemies expose some hidden secrets about his new wife, a successful author of children's books.

Director: Michael Lindsay-Hogg | Stars: Diane Keaton, Ed Harris, Ed Begley Jr., Ben Masters

Votes: 292

9. Journeys with George (2002)

TV-PG | 79 min | Documentary

6.8
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48 Metascore

A documentary about George W. Bush's 2000 campaign for the White House.

Directors: Alexandra Pelosi, Aaron Lubarsky | Stars: George W. Bush, R.G. Ratcliffe, Wayne Slater, Richard Wolffe

Votes: 611

10. A Perfect Candidate (1996)

105 min | Documentary

7.2
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The filmmakers follow Oliver North's unsuccessful 1994 bid for a Virginia Senate seat, focusing on North's campaign strategist, Mark Goodin, and a Washington Post reporter. Mudslinging ... See full summary »

Directors: R.J. Cutler, David Van Taylor | Stars: Don Baker, Mark Goodin, Mark Merritt, Peter Baker

Votes: 255 | Gross: $0.05M

11. Citizen Shane (2004)

Not Rated | 59 min | Documentary

7.2
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Adult businesses in Lowndes County, Mississippi (the "Buckle of the Bible Belt") are being unfairly harassed by local law enforcement. Record label owner Shane Ballard, 22, plans to change ... See full summary »

Director: Ron Tibbett | Stars: Shane Ballard, Aaron Dunn, Charles Manson, Warren Dearman

Votes: 62

12. Feed (1992)

Not Rated | 76 min | Documentary

5.7
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This is a documentary about the 1992 New Hampshire primaries. It includes much footage of candidates as they meet people, and just before they go "on-air".

Directors: Kevin Rafferty, James Ridgeway | Stars: Jacques Barzaghi, Jerry Brown, Pat Buchanan, George Bush

Votes: 164

13. Spin (1995)

57 min | Documentary

7.9
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Pirated satellite feeds revealing U.S. media personalities' contemptuous plans for their viewers come full circle in Spin. TV out-takes appropriated from network satellite feeds unravel the... See full summary »

Director: Brian Springer | Stars: Larry Agran, Jim Bakker, Bill Beutel, Tom Brokaw

Votes: 464

14. Taking on the Kennedys (1996 TV Movie)

52 min | Documentary

7.8
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What would it be like to run against one of the most powerful political families in America? Enter the backrooms of American politics as a doctor named Kevin Vigilante takes on the Kennedys... See full summary »

Director: Joshua Seftel | Stars: Tom Kemp, Patrick Joseph Kennedy II, John Kennedy Jr., Caroline Kennedy

Votes: 36

15. Diary of a Political Tourist (2004 TV Movie)

82 min | Documentary

4.9
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Documentary chronicling the 2004 Democratic Presidential candidates.

Director: Alexandra Pelosi | Stars: Alexandra Pelosi, John Kerry, Howard Dean, Richard Gephardt

Votes: 104

16. Robert F. Kennedy: A Memoir (1998 TV Movie)

Documentary, Biography

7.7
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Directors: Steven Manuel, Jack Newfield, Charles C. Stuart | Stars: Robert F. Kennedy, Harry Belafonte, Jimmy Breslin, Robert A. Caro

Votes: 13

17. The Mad World of Donald Trump (2016 TV Movie)

47 min | Documentary, Biography

5.4
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Channel 4's former Washington correspondent Matt Frei examines the colourful and at times mad world of presidential hopeful Donald Trump, who has risen to prominence in the current campaign by courting controversy.

Director: Richard Sanders | Stars: Matt Frei, Jeb Bush, Ann Coulter, Michael D'Antonio

Votes: 59

18. Bill's Run (2004)

53 min | Documentary

6.8
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Director: Richard Kassebaum | Star: Bill Kassebaum

Votes: 8

19. Hey Democrats (2008 Video)

5 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Jon Raymond

20. Brothers & Sisters (2006–2011)
Episode: Compromises (2008)

TV-PG | 43 min | Drama

8.1
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Robert McCallister is fighting for the Republican presidential nomination, and the pressure is getting to him. Sarah gets her divorce papers. Kevin takes her out to a gay bar where he hopes to impress Scotty's friends.

Director: David Paymer | Stars: Dave Annable, Maxwell Perry Cotton, Kerris Dorsey, Sally Field

Votes: 79

21. Brothers & Sisters (2006–2011)
Episode: Separation Anxiety (2008)

TV-PG | 44 min | Drama

7.8
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Robert loses the final round of primaries and the chance to be president. Three months later, he and Kitty are getting help to try and have a baby, Isaac asks Nora to move to Washington with him, and Rebecca learns more about her father.

Director: Gloria Muzio | Stars: Dave Annable, Maxwell Perry Cotton, Kerris Dorsey, Sally Field

Votes: 75

22. Tricky Dick (2019)
Episode: The Will to Win (2019)

Not Rated | Documentary, Biography, History

8.5
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From modest beginnings in California, Richard Milhous Nixon rises to become a young star of the Republican Party -- first as a Congressman, then a Senator, then Vice President, and finally the nominee for President in 1960.

Director: Mary Robertson | Stars: Richard Nixon, Walter Cronkite, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Helen Gahagan

Votes: 12

23. CNN Presents (1993– )
Episode: True Believers: Life Inside the Dean Campaign (2004)

55 min | Documentary

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Former Vermont Governor Howard Dean looked to be the front-runner in the Democratic primaries during the 2004 presidential campaign. His grass-roots campaign raised more than $42 million, ... See full summary »

Stars: Jonathan Alter, Paul Blank, Wolf Blitzer, Aaron Brown



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