Movies You Should Watch If You Like the Candidate (1972)

Movies like The Candidate (1972).

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Bulworth (1998)

Starring: Warren Beatty, Halle Berry, Kimberly Deauna Adams, Vinny Argiro
Duration: 1h 48mins
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance

Jay Bulworth, a Democratic U. S. Senator from California, faces a primary challenge from a fiery young populist.
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Power (1986)

Starring: Richard Gere, Julie Christie, Gene Hackman, Kate Capshaw
Duration: 1h 51mins
Genres: Drama

Pete St.
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Bob Roberts (1992)

Starring: Tim Robbins, Giancarlo Esposito, Alan Rickman, Ray Wise
Duration: 1h 42mins
Genres: Comedy, Drama

Bob Roberts takes place in Pennsylvania in 1990.
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Tanner '88 (1988)

Starring: Michael Murphy, Pamela Reed, Daniel Jenkins, Matt Malloy
Duration: 5h 53mins
Genres: Comedy, Drama

A behind-the-scenes look at a former Michigan U. S. Representative's campaign as he vies for his party's Presidential nomination.
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Primary Colors (1998)

Starring: John Travolta, Emma Thompson, Kathy Bates, Larry Hagman
Duration: 2h 23mins
Genres: Comedy, Drama

Young political idealist, and grandson of civil rights leader, Henry Burton, is recruited to join the campaign of Jack Stanton, a charismatic Southern governor who is trying to win the Democratic Party nomination for President of the United States.
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Wag the Dog (1997)

Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Robert De Niro, Anne Heche, Woody Harrelson
Duration: 1h 37mins
Genres: Comedy, Drama

The president is caught making advances on an underage girl inside the Oval Office, less than two weeks before the election.
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Grassroots (2012)

Starring: Jason Biggs, Joel David Moore, Lauren Ambrose, Cobie Smulders
Duration: 1h 38mins
Genres: Comedy, Drama

The film tells the story of Phil Campbell (Jason Biggs), a journalist who has just lost his job and gets roped into leading Grant Cogswell's political campaign.
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Man of the Year (2006)

Starring: Robin Williams, Laura Linney, Lewis Black, Christopher Walken
Duration: 1h 55mins
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance

Tom Dobbs is host of a satirical news program, tapping into public frustrations with divisive, special interest-driven politics.
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All the President's Men (1976)

Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford, Jack Warden, Martin Balsam
Duration: 2h 18mins
Genres: Biography, Drama, History

On June 17, 1972, security guard Frank Wills at the Watergate complex finds a door's bolt taped over so that it will not lock.
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Game Change (2012)

Starring: Ed Harris, Julianne Moore, Woody Harrelson, Peter MacNicol
Duration: 1h 58mins
Genres: Biography, Drama, History

Game Change is a 2012 American HBO political drama film based on events of the 2008 United States presidential election campaign of John McCain, directed by Jay Roach and written by Danny Strong, based on the 2010 book of the same name documenting the campaign by political journalists Mark Halperin and John Heilemann.
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The Ides of March (2011)

Starring: Paul Giamatti, George Clooney, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ryan Gosling
Duration: 1h 41mins
Genres: Drama, Thriller

Stephen Meyers is the junior campaign manager for Governor of Pennsylvania Mike Morris, who is competing against Arkansas Senator Ted Pullman in the Democratic presidential primary.
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Spinning Boris (2003)

Starring: Jeff Goldblum, Anthony LaPaglia, Liev Schreiber, Boris Lee Krutonog
Duration: 1h 52mins
Genres: Comedy, Drama

Spinning Boris is a 2003 American comedy film directed by Roger Spottiswoode and starring Jeff Goldblum, Anthony LaPaglia and Liev Schreiber.
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Nashville (1975)

Starring: Keith Carradine, Karen Black, Ronee Blakley, Shelley Duvall
Duration: 2h 40mins
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Music

Nashville is a 1975 American satirical musical ensemble comedy-drama film directed by Robert Altman.
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Silver City (2004)

Starring: Chris Cooper, Thora Birch, Maria Bello, Billy Zane
Duration: 2h 8mins
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Mystery

Richard "Dicky" Pilager, the dim-witted scion of a powerful political dynasty, is running for Governor of Colorado.
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True Colors (1991)

Starring: John Cusack, James Spader, Imogen Stubbs, Mandy Patinkin
Duration: 1h 51mins
Genres: Drama

Peter Burton (Cusack) and best friend Tim Garrity (Spader) nervously await the results of Peter's congressional election.
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Head of State (2003)

Starring: Chris Rock, Bernie Mac, Lynn Whitfield, Dylan Baker
Duration: 1h 35mins
Genres: Comedy

Mays Gilliam is the alderman for the 9th Ward in Washington, D. C.
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The Contender (2000)

Starring: Joan Allen, Gary Oldman, Jeff Bridges, Christian Slater
Duration: 2h 6mins
Genres: Drama, Thriller

Second-term Democratic U. S. President Jackson Evans must select a new Vice President following the sudden death of his vice president, Troy Ellard.
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Knife Fight (2012)

Starring: Rob Lowe, Jamie Chung, Julie Bowen, Richard Schiff
Duration: 1h 40mins
Genres: Drama

Knife Fight is a 2012 American political thriller film starring Rob Lowe, Carrie-Anne Moss, Jamie Chung, Richard Schiff, Amanda Crew, Julie Bowen and Ryan Alosio.
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Thank You for Smoking (2005)

Starring: Aaron Eckhart, Cameron Bright, Maria Bello, Joan Lunden
Duration: 1h 32mins
Genres: Comedy, Drama

Nick Naylor is a handsome, smooth-talking tobacco spokesman who attempts to influence the act of people in daily life and the vice-president of a tobacco lobby called the "Academy of Tobacco Studies", which has been researching whether smoking tobacco causes lung diseases or not.
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Health (1980)

Starring: Carol Burnett, Glenda Jackson, James Garner, Lauren Bacall
Duration: 1h 45mins
Genres: Comedy

HealtH (also known as Health and H. E. A. L. T. H. ) is a 1980 American ensemble comedy film, the fifteenth feature project from director Robert Altman.
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