As we reach the conclusion of a particularly grizzly campaign for the U.S presidency, the eyes of the world are on American politics more so now than ever before. The 2016 election turned up a result none of us expected, and the following four years have been eventful to say the least. The result in November will have enormous ramifications in the U.S and across the world.
U.S politics in 2020 has become crazier than fiction, but until the current administration is immortalised on the big screen, there are loads of great depictions of political figures real and imaginary in cinema. From presidents and power players to low level dreamers and schemers, the wild world of Washington and beyond has proven fertile ground for great films.
Some of these movies will give viewers a great crash course in American history and politics; others are flights of fancy, stretching the truth if not ignoring it altogether.
Either way, the world of politics, which can seem stuffy and serious, has been a fascinating topic for many filmmakers, and these movies weave sordid tales of power used and abused.