Best Movies Made on American Presidents/Politicians

Best Movies

America is blessed to have some exceptional leaders who made the nation great every time they embraced their leadership roles. They have worked to make sure that America and the American people progressed throughout the world. Also, their struggle to restore peace throughout the world has been one of the major roles while they held offices. Of course, there are downsides to everything and everyone in the world, but it is a good idea to look for the good in the circumstances we have today.

The American movie industry is full of amazing movie characters where different stars like Denzel Washington, Morgan Freeman, Harrison Ford, and others played the roles of American Presidents. It i one of the toughest jobs to create such movies and characters for a movie. You need to recreate the entire era and an environment for the movie and perform the role of President of The United States. You can watch your favorite stars perform as American Presidents and other personalities from history using Spectrum TV Channels. Spectrum Double Play offers the best Internet, Cable TV, and Home Phone services offered at an affordable rate. You can have a look at some amazing movies including some of the following movies for the Fourth of July:

Nixon

Cast: Anthony Hopkins, E.G. Marshall, Ed Harris, Bob Hoskins, David Paymer,  Joan Allen, Paul Sorvino, David Hyde Pierce, Mary Steenburgen, J.T. Walsh, James Woods, Brian Bedford, Edward Herrmann, Kevin Dunn, Annabeth Gish, Fyvush Finkel, Larry Hagman, Tom Bower, Robert Beltran, Saul Rubinek, John Cunningham, Madeline Kahn, Tony Goldwyn, John C. McGinley, John Diehl, Dan Hedaya, Tony Lo Bianco, and others.

Genre: Biography, History, Drama

The movie is set in the 1970s when the White House Plumbers broke into The Watergate and got arrested. After eighteen months in the year 1973, the Chief of Staff, Alexander Haig who was appointed by Richard Nixon brings audio tapes for him to listen to. Both of them discuss the Watergate scandal and the chaos caused by the situation. They discuss the death of J. Edgar Hoover after which Nixon uses profanity as they discuss John Dean and the others involved in Watergate. When Haig leaves, Nixon asks Haig why is he not given a pistol and dies like an honorable soldier. The movie is more of a series of flashback tapes of Nixon that triggers different memories and come across memories of his early life and the rise and fall of Nixon’s political career and health issues. The movie ends with Nixon’s resignation and his walk out towards the Marine One

IMDb Rating: 7.1

Frost/Nixon

Cast: Jim Meskimen, Geoffrey Blake, Clint Howard, Gabriel Jarret, Rance Howard, Kevin Bacon, Michael Sheen, Sam Rockwell, Patty McCormack, Matthew Macfadyen, Oliver Platt, Toby Jones, Kate Jennings Grant, Frank Langella, Andy Milder, Rebecca Hall, and others

Genre: History, Biography, Drama

The movie is based on a 2006 play and is set in the year 1972 after the Watergate scandal and the subsequent resignation of Nixon in the year 1974. Nixon’s departure in the Marine One was witnessed by 400 million people throughout the world on television. The British journalist David Frost was one of the people who recorded a talk show in Australia and decided to interview Nixon. Irving Lazar believes that the interview will be an opportunity for Nixon to make his reputation better and increase his profits. The movie reveals some amazing facts about Nixon and his career. The movie ends with a textual epilogue that stated that the interview was a success and that Nixon never escaped controversy until he died in the year 1994 because of a heart attack.

IMDb Rating: 7.7

JFK

Cast: Kevin Costner, Jack Lemmon, Donald Sutherland, Jo Anderson, Ed Asner, Bob Gunton, John Candy, Tomas Milian, Pruitt Taylor Vince, John Larroquette, Kevin Bacon, Tommy Lee Jones, Tony Plana, Ellen McElduff, Vincent D’Onofrio, Dale Dye, Frank Whaley, Jim Garrison, Lolita Davidovich, Wayne Knight, Willem Oltmans, Brian Doyle-Murray, Gary Grubbs, John Candy, Tomas Milian, Sally Kirkland, and others

Genre: Drama, History, Thriller

The movie is set in the year 1961 when the outgoing President Dwight D. Eisenhower wards about the creation of the “military-industrial complex” during his farewell address. John F. Kennedy succeeded him as the President of The United States of America. During his time, he had two major historic events of American history including the Bay of Pigs Invasion and the Cuban Missile Crisis until he was assassinated in the Dealey Plaza in the year 1963. His suspected assassin named Lee Harvey Oswald is arrested for the murder of a police officer. The movie is one of the best political thrillers of all time and a depiction of the JFK conspiracy.

IMDb Rating: 8.0

Lincoln

Cast: Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, Peter McRobbie, Michael Stuhlbarg, Carlos Thompson, Bill Camp

Gulliver McGrath, Gloria Reuben, Jeremy Strong, David Costabile,  Walton Goggins, David Warshofsky, Tim Blake Nelson, Stephen Spinella, Colman Domingo, David Oyelowo, Tommy Lee, John Hawkes,

Lukas Haas, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, James Spader, Boris McGiver, Hal Holbrook, Jackie Earle Haley, and others

Genre: History, Drama, Biography

The movie is set in the year 1865 when President Abraham Lincoln was expecting the Civil War to end soon and the defeat of the Confederate States. He was also concerned that the court might discard his 1863 Emancipation Proclamation after the war and the slave states might defeat the Thirteenth Amendment. It is important for him to pass the amendment beforehand so that there is no possibility of any freed slaves being enslaved again. The Radical Republicans had a thought that the amendment will not get through and will be defeated, as it needed the support of different Democratic Congressmen to pass. Dozens of Democrats were acting like lame ducks after they lost the re-election in the year 1864. Lincoln’s advisors believed that he should give time to things so that the new Republican-heavy Congress comes into existence. Lincoln remains firm on his belief about having the amendment in place before the war concludes and the southern states are re-admitted.

The movie is an epic story of Lincoln’s life and political career showing his efforts toward the progress and advancement of the American people.

IMDb Rating: 7.3

Conclusion

The Fourth of July is near and people celebrate the Independence Day of the United States of America with extreme respect and patriotism. On this day, if you want to have a closer look at the History of our beloved nation, you can learn something from the books or watch one of these amazing movies. You can also enjoy these all-time favorites with your family and friends and get them some information on the foundation of the country by the Forefathers.

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