Great Movies About Presidents

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Great Movies About Presidents

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JFK (1991)

JFK
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Oliver Stone, starring Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman, Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau
Rated R

JFK is a 1991 American mystery and political thriller written by Oliver Stone, directed by Stone and starring Kevin Costner. The film chronicles the investigation into the assassination of John F. Kennedy and the events leading up to it. The film follows New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison as he uncovers evidence that suggests links between the assassination, the FBI, the CIA, and the military-industrial complex. Through his investigation, Garrison discovers a conspiracy, and attempts to bring the conspirators to justice. The film features an all-star cast including Joe Pesci, Tommy Lee Jones, Gary Oldman, Kevin Bacon, and Sissy Spacek.

Fail Safe (1964)

Fail Safe
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Sidney Lumet, starring Henry Fonda, Walter Matthau, Fritz Weaver, Dan O'Herlihy
Rated Approved

Fail Safe is a 1964 American Cold War thriller film directed by Sidney Lumet and starring Henry Fonda, Walter Matthau, Dan O'Herlihy, and Frank Overton. Set in New York City during the Cold War, the film tells the story of an accidental nuclear attack on Moscow by American bombers, and the efforts of a United States Air Force general to avert a full-scale retaliatory strike. A race against time ensues as the President of the United States and Soviet Premier attempt to recall bombers before they cause a nuclear Armageddon. Filled with tension, suspense, and moral dilemmas, Fail Safe is a gripping Cold War movie.

Frost/Nixon (2008)

Frost/Nixon
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Ron Howard, starring Frank Langella, Michael Sheen, Kevin Bacon, Sam Rockwell
Rated R

Frost/Nixon is a dramatic retelling of the legendary encounter between British talk show host David Frost and former President Richard Nixon in 1977. After the Watergate scandal, Nixon agreed to an unprecedented series of televised interviews with Frost. As the candid conversations unfold, both men are forced to confront uncomfortable truths and ultimately reach an understanding that would shape the rest of their lives. The film stars Frank Langella as Nixon and Michael Sheen as Frost, with supporting performances from Kevin Bacon, Oliver Platt, and Sam Rockwell. Together they depict a riveting examination of power, ambition, and the media.

Young Mr. Lincoln (1939)

Young Mr. Lincoln
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From John Ford, starring Henry Fonda, Alice Brady, Marjorie Weaver, Arleen Whelan
Rated Passed

Young Mr. Lincoln follows the early life of one of America's most beloved presidents, Abraham Lincoln. Set in the 1800s, the film follows Lincoln from his days as a young Illinois lawyer to his eventual appointment as the 16th President of the United States. The film focuses on Lincoln's defense of two brothers who are accused of murder. His deep-rooted sense of justice and morality guide his handling of the case. Along the way, he faces immense challenges as he attempts to uphold justice, protect the innocent, and expose the truth. This classic film, directed by John Ford, celebrates the life of an American icon and shines a light on the power of justice and equality.

The War Room (1993)

The War Room
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Chris Hegedus, D.A. Pennebaker, starring James Carville, George Stephanopoulos, Heather Beckel, Paul Begala
Rated PG

Lincoln (2012)

Lincoln
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Steven Spielberg, starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, David Strathairn, Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Rated PG-13

Thirteen Days (2000)

Thirteen Days
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Roger Donaldson, starring Kevin Costner, Bruce Greenwood, Shawn Driscoll, Drake Cook
Rated PG-13

Amistad (1997)

Amistad
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Steven Spielberg, starring Djimon Hounsou, Matthew McConaughey, Anthony Hopkins, Morgan Freeman
Rated R

Vice (2018)

Vice
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Adam McKay, starring Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Steve Carell, Sam Rockwell
Rated R

The Butler (2013)

The Butler
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Lee Daniels, starring Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, John Cusack, Jane Fonda
Rated PG-13

Jimmy Carter Man from Plains (2007)

Jimmy Carter Man from Plains
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Jonathan Demme, starring Jimmy Carter, Rosalynn Carter, Lillian Carter, Elizabeth Hayes
Rated PG

Nixon (1995)

Nixon
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Oliver Stone, starring Anthony Hopkins, Joan Allen, Powers Boothe, Ed Harris
Rated R

The Ides of March (2011)

The Ides of March
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From George Clooney, starring Paul Giamatti, George Clooney, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ryan Gosling
Rated R

Dave (1993)

Dave
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Ivan Reitman, starring Kevin Kline, Sigourney Weaver, Frank Langella, Kevin Dunn
Rated PG-13

The Contender (2000)

The Contender
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Rod Lurie, starring Joan Allen, Gary Oldman, Jeff Bridges, Christian Slater
Rated R

The American President (1995)

The American President
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Rob Reiner, starring Michael Douglas, Annette Bening, Martin Sheen, Michael J. Fox
Rated PG-13

Primary Colors (1998)

Primary Colors
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Mike Nichols, starring John Travolta, Emma Thompson, Kathy Bates, Larry Hagman
Rated R

Jackie (2016)

Jackie
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Pablo Larraín, starring Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, Greta Gerwig, Billy Crudup
Rated R

Olympus Has Fallen (2013)

Olympus Has Fallen
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Antoine Fuqua, starring Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett
Rated R

White House Down (2013)

White House Down
★★★★
★★★★
2.5 out of 4 stars

From Roland Emmerich, starring Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jason Clarke
Rated PG-13

 



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