2, 6, 7, 9, 11, and 12 don't even belong on the list. Although not a movie, one must never discount FU. but would stop short of calling it a 'comedy'. the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC. :D. Bob Roberts seems like a remake of Face in the Crowd. This culminated in a lengthy animated orgy involving just about all of the film’s characters, most of whom were based on crude racial … A severely underrated film starring big names such as Alan Alda and the late, great John Candy and directed by Michael Moore -- his only film movie that's not a documentary. Even with big-name stars like Jack Lemmon, James Garner and Dan Aykroyd, this political comedy about the accessions of candidates to the U.S. presidency flew relatively under the radar. Forums  |  Journals |  Store Long believed to be based on the political rise of Bill Clinton to the U.S. presidency, Primary Colors  is actually one of John Travolta's more underrated films. Only saw the last 45 minutes last night. A documentary can be amusing. 2. Presidential impersonator Dave Kovic (Kevin Kline) pulls off the ploy quite well and learns a lot about himself, and what's right for the American people. Travolta, who stars as Jack Stanton, the Governor of Arkansas running for president is ruthlessly endearing. 1. While the movie isn't great from top to bottom, it's not a waste of time and offers plenty of laughs. A fun little fictional play on the Watergate scandal.   |-- General Discussion This list may not reflect recent changes (). Following Borat, Sacha Baron Cohen was back at it again in 2012, when he came out with another political satire movie… Beatty's Jay Bulworth is a California senator who has become burned out on politics, or we think, and even running from an assassin. Click The Great Dictator (1940) Forum Categories Didn't see "comedy." Political comedy is everywhere these days, from The Colbert Report, to SNL skits, to political ads on YouTube. We're talking high school student body elections. While there was plenty of dysfunction among the political higher-ups of Pawnee, we just could not get enough and grew to love them over the years. Perhaps it was a little too far-fetched for network television, but many think nothing in Washington should be taken seriously -- at least most of the time. Many might not remember this under-the-radar Robbins cult classic from 1992, but it's worth celebrating because Roberts is one character that fans of the film love to hate. Sadly, something that I'm told often. This Tim Robbins-led mockumentary about a conniving, conservative, folk singer running for the United States senate. Of course, the highlight remains Slim Pickens' Major T. J. He grew up in the far south suburbs of Chicago, 20 minutes from the Mascot Hall of Fame in Whiting, Ind. :cry: I used to work at a video store, and whenever someone would ask what our scariest movie was, a co-worker of mine always recommended that one. But, like DePalma's "Redacted," it speaks to the moment. the bulk of the movies you picked are from the last 20 years. For sheer twists, turns, stakes and nail-biting drama, nothing at the movies this year has been able to compete with the 2016 Election. ...aside from a few, say, Bob Roberts, comes to mind immediately, they play it safe w/the "moderate" approach because those making such movies realize the mindset of the demographic they're selling their product to. Which, obviously, from a political sense could be damaging to one's public image. Think again, that's not a crazy idea. Satirical political comedy that focuses on the four main British political parties in the run up to the 2015 General Election. He said that if she watched the Marx Brothers, she would say that she really liked Margaret Dumont, but what are those other guys supposed to be doing? "King" Kong riding that bomb into oblivion. (Well, "Sicko" sort of takes a comedian's approach.). And I noticed somebody mention Idiocracy, that would be a good choice. I would consuder it a political comedy. One of the great movies of all time. A great comedy from when there were still plenty on network TV. page. And, from what we hear, their portrayals are spot-on for the D.C. political sect. Here are the top five political …   |-- Latest Breaking News State of the Union, The Farmer's Daughter, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, and The Mouse That Roared.   |-- Political Videos And for the UK, Left, Right and Centre, and I'm All Right Jack. Parks and Rec spanned quite a bit of the Pawnee political scene, from Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) and Ron Swanson (Nick Offerman) running the parks department (and eventually a high-up state position) to the quirky mayor of the small town. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) 1. While some critics see the show, and particularly Platt's Payton Hobart as a little pretentious, it's fun to see this talented and versatile performer in a starring role that he richly deserves. Jeff Mezydlo has written about sports and entertainment online and for print for more than 25 years. Each of the Movies are political satire and worth of laughing. Columbia Pictures Television; Columbia TriStar Television; Sony Pictures Television, This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google, Long's relationship with a stripper named Blaze, Extraterrestrial bugs terrorizing the political scene, United States and Canada possibly going to war, dysfunctional governmental intricacies of the Cold War, Washington, D.C. alderman who finds himself reluctantly thrown into the presidential race, Falcons WR Julio Jones ruled out against Buccaneers, The 'MLB RBI league leaders since 2000' quiz, Report: Rays sign Michael Wacha to one-year, $3M deal, Brees to start vs. Chiefs, Saints believe he's fully healthy, Kawhi on West lawsuit: Nobody coaxed me into joining Clippers, Jon Gruden takes blame for Raiders' OT loss to Chargers, Chargers' Herbert: 'Pretty crazy' to face Raiders' Mariota, NBA investigating Clippers, Jerry West over Kawhi recruitment.  |  Discussion Every political comedy fan knows or should know “In the Loop” (2009), which was the feature film debut of Scottish director Armando Iannucci. In case the daily news cycle isn't enough for you, feel free to catch up on some of the best political dramas created for the small screen. looks eerily similar to the Bush Plan for Iraq, "You're a brave man. Political comedy, she argues, can foster a sense of shared ideals. Kirsten Dunst and Michelle Williams star in this 1999 comedy as two teenagers who find themselves hilariously caught up in the infamous political scandal that would ultimately take down President Richard Nixon. As we will see often on this list, dark, political satire will be somewhat of a running theme.  |  Donate, About DU Stewart takes an over-the-top, sitcom-level, insult-laden approach to the dynamic … board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules Johnson's goal is to make money off lobbyists, but he learns a few lessons along the way -- good and bad. Eddie Murphy stars as Thomas Jefferson Johnson, a con man from Florida who works his way into the United States Congress. PG | 95 min | Comedy Ben Platt stars in this Netflix hit as an ambitious teenager with dreams of the becoming the President of the United States. Start with movies, and look first at Sausage Party, the 2016 animated comedy that was structured just like a Pixar film, except that it was R-rated and crossed all sorts of lines of propriety and taste. While there has always been questions about how accurate - or even true - this 1989 film is, the gist is Long's relationship with a stripper named Blaze. Starring the great Tony Shalhoub and Mary Elizabeth Winstead, the show lasted only one season on CBS in 2016. We're talking about local politics within Pawnee, Ind.   |-- Ask the Administrators Critics Consensus: Mister America misses a number of its targets, but fans of Tim Heidecker's unique brand of comedy will find moments worth savoring in this dry political satire. However, co-stars Richard Kind, Alan Ruck and Michael Boatman were nearly as special. The late Bernie Mac, who stars as the brother and running mate of Rock's character, tends to often still some scenes. No offense to Charlie Sheen, but this ABC super hit was at its best with Michael J. What do you think of Ruling Class? by Ivan Reitman (1993), starring Kevin Kline, Sigourney Weaver & Frank Langella. Here's a look at some of the more notable such films. Or a deluded, pro wrestler-esque president in Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho (Terry Crews). Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) Simply magnificent. Politics and comedy go well together -- whether on film, television or via our favorite streaming device. Sound like a real-life politician somebody might now? Synopsis: A freshman filmmaker follows Tim Heidecker during the final month of his campaign for district attorney. For those who have never seen it, Dave is a fun watch that actually makes more sense in today's climate. Get the latest news and rumors, customized to your favorite sports and teams. And does anyone remember Americathon? "Dick" is the awesomest movie ever. However, cook Gretchen Kraus (Inga Swenson) often stole plenty of scenes. A Florida con man uses the passing of the long time Congressman from his district who he just happens to share a name with, to get elected to his version of paradise, Congress, where the money flows from lobbyists. We have picked the top 5 best Political Comedy movies that you have to watch. Top 12 Political Comedy Movies By Daniel Kurtzman, About.com 1. LLC, Edited on Mon May-25-09 03:20 PM by EFerrari. “Irresistible” is a light political comedy written and directed by Jon Stewart. Great movie. Emailed daily. ... but this political comedy is funny enough to make it worth the time to watch. 2. Running alongside the hoary tradition of the political drama is the rich vein of political comedies, treating Washington, or its local equivalents, as ripe for mockery and abuse. Remember, not everything is what it appears to be on the surface. These 150 movies will take you to college (Animal House), past some fan favorites (Step Brothers, Super Troopers), and all around the globe (Kung Fu Hustle, Amelie). The Funniest Movies About Politics. Jon Stewart’s political comedy Irresistible is telling the wrong truths for the moment. voter machine fraud, and cover ups! Go and break through the lines.   |-- Places But soon he learns the nature of the game and decides to fight back the only way he knows how, with a con. Gilbert Gottfried was talking about Jean Domenion (spelling?   |-- General Discussion: Presidency And remember, while you're out there risking your life and limb through shot and shell, we'll be in be in here thinking what a sucker you are.". Citizen Kane (1941)   |-- Topic Forums Fox's role as Deputy Mayor of New York Mike Flaherty revived his career and made him a household name in Hollywood once again. It had me fairly gripped, as I remember. Viewing presidents, senators, generals, and political operatives with a barbed sense of good humor, these films treat politics with the appropriate … The show lasted an impressive seven seasons and Guillaume won an Emmy Award in 1985 for his starring role. Movies like Capra’s “Mr. Good example of how even the people involved can have little control over it all. TV culture, big media, commercialism, consumerism, corporatism, militarism... if these aren't politics, what is? Italian political comedy films‎ (1 C, 6 P) S South Korean political comedy films‎ (1 P) Pages in category "Political comedy films" The following 4 pages are in this category, out of 4 total. Fox in the starring spot. Always free! Latest political Movies: Check out the list of all latest political movies released in 2020 along with trailers and reviews. This list may not reflect recent changes . Not candidate for the list, but in the running for prescient musings on culture, economy, politics, and mass marketing. The former “The Daily Show” TV host sets his movie in … Edited on Tue May-26-09 07:14 PM by Lydia Leftcoast. Directed by the legendary Stanley Kubrick, this dark comedy takes viewers into the dysfunctional governmental intricacies of the Cold War. This was just a lot of good fun. eval(ez_write_tag([[970,250],'democraticunderground_com-medrectangle-1','ezslot_4',177,'0','0']));report this ad The Candidate .and failsafe aren't either. Stars: Jimmy Akingbola, Theo Barklem-Biggs, Trevor Cooper, Hugh Dennis. It's not one of Murphy's best films, but good enough to keep our interest and draw a sufficient amount of laughs. Zoey Deutch also shines a budding environmental activist. TiVoing it. Photo: Daniel McFadden, Focus Features. TV culture, big media, commercialism, consumerism, corporatism, militarism, etc?   |-- The DU Lounge by Stanley Kubrick (1964), starring James Earl Jones, Peter Sellers & ... Idiocracy. From her chief of staff Amy (Anna Chlumsky) to the doofish Jonah (Timothy Simons), the laughs are pretty much non-stop. A fictional account of the buoyant Louisiana governor Earl Long (Paul Newman). Pages in category "Political films" The following 5 pages are in this category, out of 5 total. At least, that’s the case in Barry Levinson’s dark absurdist comedy about a political fixer (Robert De Niro) in cahoots with a Hollywood producer (Dustin Hoffman) to cover up a presidential sex scandal. Here’s another notable theatrical release to hit PVOD due to COVID-19: Focus Features’ Jon Stewart-directed political comedy Irresistible. Especially a documentary about clowns. Edited on Mon May-25-09 03:33 PM by RUMMYisFROSTED. It's funny that when this Mike Judge cult classic came out in 2006, we thought a dystopian U.S. was not possible. should see The Distinguished Gentleman before they open a textbook. There’s no minimum review count for this list. This was just a lot of good fun. 8. We opened it up to movies of yesteryear, which typically don’t get as many reviews as their modern comedy … Bulworth, with Warren Beatty in the starring role, is one of the better films within this particular genre. ..... And why are "Sicko" and "Fahrenheit 9/11" listed as comedies? Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) An insane general starts a process to nuclear holocaust that a war room of politicians and generals frantically try to stop. Political Comedy (30) Racism (30) American Politics (29) Based On Novel (29) Female Nudity (29) Gross Out Comedy (29) Late Night (29) Conspiracy (28) Man Wears Eyeglasses (28) Political Campaign (28) The White House (28) Actress Playing Multiple Roles (27) Bare Chested Male (27) F Word (27) Friendship (27) Gun (27) … © 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, This doesn't seem like a non-plausible idea to put a look-a-like into the role of president when the real one is unable to do the job. but can we pigeonhole it as just 'political' when it mercilessly attacks every major aspect of American society? Rosewater. Chris Rock stars in this early 2000s film as a Washington, D.C. alderman who finds himself reluctantly thrown into the presidential race. Dir.   |-- Archives Like most Rock films, the laughs can be hit or miss at times, but it's more than a serviceable film in terms of political comedies. Here Murphy plays a con man who decides to run for a … All while drawing plenty of laughs. Except for the documentaries, which don't belong at all. They were documentaries with hearty doses of humor, but I don't think of them as "comedy movies.". After eight years of breaking into directing, he created another political satire – “The Death of Stalin.” This holds a special place for me because it was the last movie I watched with my dad before he died. Steve Carell stars in Jon Stewart’s political comedy “Irresistible,” which is available on demand beginning Friday, June 26. Laura Linney and Chris Walken are great in it also! There are likely many who have not seen this film, which stars Luke Wilson, but it's quite entertaining and worth the time to enjoy. Passed | 129 min | Comedy, Drama 8. Yes, those are great and truthful comedies. The Distinguished Gentleman might be the last movie you would shout out if you were ever on Family Feud and "Eddie Murphy movies" was a category, but it's still a fun comedy with Eddie bringing the cool factor that made him a huge star in the '80s. The idea of the United States and Canada possibly going to war is quite comical, much like this entire film that should have been more celebrated more than it was upon release in 1995. Robert Guillaume played the sarcastic butler on that series, then got his own show when Benson went on to run the household for a widowed governor and his daughter in the late 1970s into the '80s. The film received lukewarm reviews, but Lemmon and Garner are solid in their roles -- as should be expected from two legendary actors. If one is talking about American political films, I like Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, The Farmer's Daughter and The Best Man. But of course, "there's no fighting in the war room." Edited on Mon May-25-09 05:53 PM by Mike 03. ), who took over Saturday Night Live in 1980. Goldie Hawn earned a lot of work during the 1980s, especially in the early portion of the decade. opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent Essential / Must-see / Genre-defying: political movies: The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) The Battle of Algiers (La Battaglia di Algeri) (1966) All The President’s Men (1976) The Manchurian Candidate (1962) JFK (1991) A spin-off of the randy ABC sitcom Soap. Big Forums But the intensity is no less greater -- at least for overachiever Tracy Flick (Reese Witherspoon). Political Comedy (13) U.s. President (13) Corruption (12) Title Spoken By Character (12) American President (11) Helicopter (11) Dog (10) Husband Wife Relationship (10) Political Corruption (10) Airplane (9) Black Comedy (9) New York City (9) Parody (9) Presidential Candidate (9) Presidential Election (9) Secret Service (9) African … Political comedy television shows are a good way to help us to laugh at the things that we otherwise find disturbing. However, Kathy Bates and Billy Bob Thornton shine in supporting roles.  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy. And it's not just Julia Louis-Dreyfus as the hilariously and incompetently ruthless vice president Selina Meyer, but the rest of the main cast is just so much fun -- or rather dysfunctional. And yet they team up to upset a crooked current POTUS.. You mean, besides the Russell Crowe character being such a magnificent asshole? Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the … All the President's Men (1976) Dir. Votes: 165 We’re still a week away from election day, and we’ve already worn out a mouse and got carpal tunnel syndrome from refreshing FiveThirtyEight, so gripping has the battle been … It's not one of Hawn's most notable films, but if we don't take it seriously, it's quite fun to watch and good enough to make this list. Dave. In this 1984 movie, Hawn plays Sunny Davis, a waitress who ends up thwarting the assassination attempt of a foreign diplomat. The only electioneering that's done in movie is that of sexual and social politics. Of course, the East Coasters aren’t treated too kindly, either. Political Conspiracy (6) Presidential Election (6) Press Conference (6) U.s. Edited on Wed May-27-09 07:48 AM by OmmmSweetOmmm, General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010), http://politicalhumor.about.com/od/fahrenheit911/tp/aatpfilms.htm, http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0053084/plotsummary. Extraterrestrial bugs terrorizing the political scene -- and others -- in Washington, D.C. Peter Sellers plays multiple roles, mostly to perfection. Got a message for Democratic Underground? I didn't know that. Ever!   |-- Editorials & Other Articles Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb. Peruse the full list of the 100 Best Movies on Netflix or dig into the 10 Best Political Movies on Netflix below: 10. Starring the great … Edited on Tue May-26-09 10:35 PM by aikoaiko, State of the Union has Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn as a presidential candidate and his wife, who although billed as Republicans, are far more liberal than any of today's Democrats, while taking in all the serious commentary. Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators. 8. Another classic from Alexander Payne, this is a dark comedy that also stars Matthew Broderick and Chris Klein, is brilliantly done to the point that the flaws of each character are pronounced, but in the a human way that should be relatable to most. It received mixed reviews from critics, and a bitter and heated contract … Extraterrestrial bugs terrorizing the political scene -- and others -- in Washington, D.C. But, it does make for a rather comical film. None of the other films ont the list deserve to be on the list with Dr. Strangelove. I know it sounds absurd, but step back and really look at that film, from beginning to end. The Marx Brothers’ 1933 slapstick political comedy “Duck Soup” was a box-office bomb. 4. Some of the chosen films definitely aren't comedies. here to send us a message. He’s also the proud father of 11-year-old Matthew, aka “Bobby Bruin,” mascot of St. Robert Bellarmine School in Chicago. Home PG | 138 min | Biography, Drama,... 3. PG | 95 min | Comedy My Forums, Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com Nix "Dick" and "Wag the Dog" which are totally forgettable.   |-- DU Groups Important Notices: By participating on this discussion Thanks. 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