POLITICAL DRAMAS AND DOCUMENTARIES

Once upon a time, I used to escape from reality watching movies about everything but politics… until I watched Gandhi. Don’t get me wrong, I love almost all the film genres (with the exception of Horror movies which still make me laugh) and I recognize that each has its value, but I also realize that we could learn a lot from political dramas and documentaries.

Here are some of my favorites. Any you would recommend?

  • All the Way (2016). Bryan Cranston
  • Nixon (1995). Anthony Hopkins
  • Show Me a Hero (2015). Oscar Isaac
  • Fair Game (2010). Naomi Watts
  • NO (2012). Gael Garcia Bernal
  • Missing (1982). Jack Lemmon
  • Before Night Falls (2000). Javier Bardem
  • A Woman Called Golda (1982). Ingrid Bergman
  • Bordertown (2007). Jennifer Lopez
  • Silkwood (1983). Meryl Streep
  • The Lady (2011). Michelle Yeoh
  • Salvador (1986). James Woods
  • Thirteen Days (2000). Kevin Costner
  • Fidel (2002). Victor Hugo Martin
  • Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House (2017). Liam Neeson
  • Brubaker (1980). Robert Redford
  • The Ugly American (1963). Marlon Brando
  • Norma Rae (1979). Sally Field
  • Zero Dark Thirty (2012). Jessica Chastain
  • The Imitation Game (2014). Benedict Cumberbatch
  • Malcom X (1992). Denzel Washington
  • Patton (1970). George C. Scott
  • Walkout (2006). Alexa Pena Vega
  • The China Syndrome (1979). Jane Fonda
  • Burn! (1969). Marlon Brando
  • Guilty by Suspicion (1991). Robert De Niro
  • All the President’s Men (1976). Robert Redford
  • The Candidate (1972). Robert Redford
  • Kill the Messenger (2014). Jeremy Renner
  • Che! (1969). Omar Sharif
  • The Lost City (2005). Andy Garcia
  • Gandhi (1982). Ben Kingsley
  • Bridge of Spies (2015). Tom Hanks
  • JFK (1991). Kevin Costner
  • Trumbo (2015). Bryan Cranston
  • Selma (2014). David Oyelowo
  • The Inner Circle (1991). Tom Hulce
  • Snowden (2016). Joseph Gordon-Levitt
  • Animal Farm (1999) Kelsy Grammer
  • Argo (2015).Ben Affleck
  • Battle in Seattle (2007). Charlize Theron
  • Cesar Chavez (2014). Michael Peña
  • A Twelve Year Night (2018).Antonio De La Torre
  • Steal This Movie (2000).Vincent D’Onofrio
  • The Good Sheperd (2006). Matt Damon

DOCUMENTARIES

  • The U.S vs. John Lennon (2006)
  • Capitalism: A Love Story (2009)
  • The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara (2003)
  • Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)
  • Fahrenheit 11/9 (2018)
  • Where to Invade Next (2015)
  • Active Measures (2018)
  • The Brainwashing of My Dad (2015)
  • Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise (2016)
  • The Vietnam War (2017)
  • The Untold History of the United States (2012)
  • The Panama Deception (1992)
  • You’ve Been Trumped (2011)
  • The Final Year (2017)
  • Hearts and Minds (1974)
  • Citizen Clark… A Life of Principle (2018)
  • Knock Down the House (2019)
  • When Banana Ruled (2017)
  • VICE Special Report: A House Divided (2016).
  • Fists of Freedom: The Story of the ’68 Summer Games (1999).
  • Standing Army (2010).
  • Time for Ilhan (2018).
  • Drugs as Weapons Against Us (2018).
  • True Justice (2019).
  • Cruel and Unusual (2017).