Top 10 Election Movies


We know, we know. It’s been a really long election year. But if you’re anything like us, you can’t get enough of watching democracy in action. Curl up on the couch this holiday season and binge watch some of our favorite election and voting rights movies. From drama to comedy, we’ve got you covered:

1. Selma 
This historical drama chronicles the 1965 Selma to Montgomery Alabama voting rights marches lead by civil rights icon Martin Luther King, Jr.


2.  The Ides of March
A political dram a starring George Clooney, The Ides of March is about a scandal during a contested presidential primary.

3. Election
This black comedy-drama starring Reese Witherspoon is about a high school student’s battle for class president.


4. Suffragette
Set in 1912, Suffragette chronicles the stories of women fighting for the right to vote in the United Kingdom.


5. The Campaign
This political satire comedy starring the hilarious Will Ferrell is about the Congressional race for a fictional 14th District in North Carolina.

6. Milk
This 2008 film is based on the life of gay rights activist and politician Harvey Milk. Milk was the first gay person to be elected to public office in California, serving on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.


7. Black Sheep
Starring Chris Farley and David Spade, Black Sheep is a comedy about a candidate’s race for Governor of Washington. Farley plays the candidate’s embarrassing younger brother.

8. Our Brand is Crisis 
Starring Sandra Bullock, this comedy drama is a fictionalized account of American political strategists working for a candidate in the 2002 Bolivian presidential election.


9. Napoleon Dynamite
This 2004 comedy revolves around the socially-awkward Napoleon Dynamite, a high school student from Idaho. Napoleon helps his friend Pedro run for class president.


10. Primary Colors
Primary Colors is a fictional account of Bill Clinton’s 1992 presidential campaign.

Did we leave out any of your favorites? Let us know in the comments below.

One thought on “Top 10 Election Movies

  1. Natalie Marrujo January 4, 2017 / 12:46 pm

    I already saw Napoleon Dynamite too many times.

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