Best Presidential Films by Presidentby z_ingle | created - 05 May 2016 | updated - 7 months ago | Public
The best film about each president. At least those that have a film about them.
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1. The Real George Washington (2008 TV Movie)
46 min | Documentary, Biography, History
Archaeologists excavate George Washington's childhood home and analyze items found there, while historians analyze the paradoxes of Washington as an impulsive tactician, honest spymaster, prudent suitor and liberty-loving slave owner.
American Experience (1988– )
TV-G | 85 min | Documentary, Biography, History
Dolley Madison lived through the two wars that established the U.S., was friends with the first 12 Presidents, and watched America evolve from a struggling young republic to the first modern democracy in the world.
5. Amistad (1997)
R | 155 min | Drama, History
In 1839, the revolt of Mende captives aboard a Spanish owned ship causes a major controversy in the United States when the ship is captured off the coast of Long Island. The courts must decide whether the Mende are slaves or legally free.
Votes: 67,166 | Gross: $44.18M
7. Lincoln (2012)
PG-13 | 150 min | Biography, Drama, History
As the American Civil War continues to rage, America's president struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield as he fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to emancipate the slaves.
Votes: 232,633 | Gross: $182.21M
10. The Roosevelts: An Intimate History (2014– )
TV-14 | 795 min | Documentary, Biography, History
A documentary that weaves together the stories of Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, three members of one of the most prominent and influential families in American politics.
Since we never got that Scorsese/DiCaprio biopic...
11. Woodrow Wilson and the Birth of the American Century (2002 TV Movie)
A documentary about the intellectual pacifist progressive President Woodrow Wilson, showing his place in history as the president who oversaw America's transformation into a singular global... See full summary »
12. Landslide: A Portrait of President Herbert Hoover (2009 TV Movie)
TV-G | 58 min | Documentary
This one-hour documentary explores the facts and fictions behind the presidency of Herbert Hoover including The Great Depression and its lasting impact on government.
15. Ike: Countdown to D-Day (2004 TV Movie)
PG | 89 min | Drama, History, War
A dramatization of the 90 days leading up to Operation Overlord, the Allied invasion of Normandy, and how General Dwight Eisenhower, against all odds, brilliantly orchestrated the most important military maneuver in modern history.
17. LBJ (2016)
R | 98 min | Biography, Drama, History
Lyndon B. Johnson aligns himself with John F. Kennedy, rises to the Presidency, and deals with the civil rights struggles of the 1960s.
Votes: 4,826 | Gross: $2.47M
18. Nixon (1995)
R | 192 min | Biography, Drama, History
A biographical story of former U.S. President Richard Milhous Nixon, from his days as a young boy, to his eventual Presidency, which ended in shame.
Votes: 27,392 | Gross: $13.56M
19. Jimmy Carter Man from Plains (2007)
PG | 125 min | Documentary, Biography, History
A chronicle of the former president's tour recent for his book "Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid."
Votes: 800 | Gross: $0.11M
21. Primary Colors (1998)
R | 143 min | Comedy, Drama
A man joins the political campaign of a smooth-operator candidate for president of the USA.
Votes: 26,396 | Gross: $38.97M
If you count it as a Clinton film. If not, The War Room.
22. Vice (I) (2018)
R | 132 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
The story of Dick Cheney, an unassuming bureaucratic Washington insider, who quietly wielded immense power as Vice President to George W. Bush, reshaping the country and the globe in ways that we still feel today.
Votes: 92,580 | Gross: $47.84M
23. By the People: The Election of Barack Obama (2009)
116 min | Documentary
Nearly a year before Barack Obama announced his candidacy for the presidency, two filmmakers began to roll cameras on the young senator. Over the next 19 months, across the USA, the daily events of the presidential campaign are chronicled.
24. Donald Trump's The Art of the Deal: The Movie (2016 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 50 min | Comedy
Funny or Die presents a satirical rendition of Donald Trump's 1987 best selling business book, The Art of the Deal.