A LIST OF 150 FILMS ABOUT OR INVOLVING THE PERSON, OFFICE, OR FAMILIES OF THE U.S. PRESIDENT, IN FACT AND FICTIONby tooner349 | created - 17 Jun 2016 | updated - 18 Jun 2016 | Public
The First 40 Films are works of Fiction. Films 41 through 43 are Documentaries, and Films from Film 44 on have at least a speculative basis in fact.
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1. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012)
R | 105 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror
Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, discovers vampires are planning to take over the United States. He makes it his mission to eliminate them.
Votes: 145,296 | Gross: $37.52M
2. Absolute Power (1997)
R | 121 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Career thief Luther Whitney (Clint Eastwood) witnesses a horrific crime involving U.S. President Alan Richmond (Gene Hackman).
Votes: 47,764 | Gross: $50.01M
3. Advise & Consent (1962)
Not Rated | 139 min | Drama, Thriller
Senate investigation into the President's newly nominated Secretary of State, gives light to a secret from the past, which may not only ruin the candidate, but the President's character as well.
4. Air Force One (1997)
R | 124 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
Communist Radicals hijack Air Force One with The U.S. President and his family on board. The Vice President negotiates from Washington D.C., while the President, a Veteran, fights to rescue the hostages on board.
Votes: 171,710 | Gross: $172.96M
5. The American President (1995)
PG-13 | 114 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A widowed U.S. President running for reelection and an environmental lobbyist fall in love. It's all above-board, but "politics is perception," and sparks fly anyway.
Votes: 49,353 | Gross: $65.00M
9. The Contender (2000)
R | 126 min | Drama, Thriller
Senator Laine Hanson is a contender for U.S. Vice President, but information and disinformation about her past surfaces that threatens to derail her confirmation.
Votes: 22,168 | Gross: $17.87M
10. Countdown to Looking Glass (1984 TV Movie)
90 min | Drama
Dramatic doomsday scenario in which the Cold War fully escalates. The story is told through a live news report that follows the apocalyptic world-ending nuclear exchange between the U.S.A. and the U.S.S.R.
12. Fail-Safe (1964)
Not Rated | 112 min | Drama, Thriller
American planes are sent to deliver a nuclear attack on Moscow, but it's a mistake due to an electrical malfunction. Can all-out war be averted?
14. Dave (1993)
PG-13 | 110 min | Comedy, Romance
To avoid a potentially explosive scandal when the U.S. President goes into a coma, an affable temp agency owner with an uncanny resemblance is put in his place.
Votes: 46,843 | Gross: $63.27M
16. First Family (1980)
R | 97 min | Comedy
Bob Newhart stars as President Manfred Link in this zany, wonderfully cast comedy from veteran funnyman Buck Henry (Heaven Can Wait, The Graduate).
Votes: 547 | Gross: $15.20M
17. Guarding Tess (1994)
PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Drama
A former U.S. First Lady wants a particular Secret Service agent to head her bodyguard detail, even though he can't stand her.
Votes: 14,907 | Gross: $27.05M
18. Head of State (2003)
PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy
When a presidential candidate dies unexpectedly in the middle of the campaign, Washington, D.C. alderman, Mays Gilliam is unexpectedly picked as his replacement.
Votes: 17,493 | Gross: $37.79M
19. Independence Day (1996)
PG-13 | 145 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
The aliens are coming and their goal is to invade and destroy Earth. Fighting superior technology, mankind's best weapon is the will to survive.
Votes: 507,407 | Gross: $306.17M
20. In the Line of Fire (1993)
R | 128 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Secret Service agent Frank Horrigan (Clint Eastwood) couldn't save Kennedy, but he's determined not to let a clever assassin take out this president.
Votes: 87,489 | Gross: $102.31M
21. The Man (1972)
G | 93 min | Drama
An African-American senator becomes the designated survivor of a tragic accident that kills the President of the United States. Now the first black President, he attempts to end the bigotry and divide standing in his way.
23. Murder at 1600 (1997)
R | 107 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A young woman is murdered in the White House. Homicide detective Regis/W.Snipes investigates while Secret Service works against him. He's assigned agent Chance/D.Lane. She eventually cooperates after a man's framed.
Votes: 27,430 | Gross: $25.83M
24. My Fellow Americans (1996)
PG-13 | 101 min | Adventure, Comedy
Two former U. S. Presidents, hated rivals, join forces to expose the current, corrupt President at the risk of their lives.
Votes: 13,651 | Gross: $22.29M
25. Olympus Has Fallen (2013)
R | 119 min | Action, Thriller
Disgraced Secret Service agent Mike Banning finds himself trapped inside the White House in the wake of a terrorist attack and works with national security to rescue the President from his kidnappers.
Votes: 245,529 | Gross: $98.93M
26. The President's Mistress (1978 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 83 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
When Ben Morton investigates the mysterious death of his beautiful sister, he is unaware that he is opening up a web of political intrigue and deception involving the President of the United States.
27. The President's Plane Is Missing (1973 TV Movie)
100 min | Drama
An incompetent Vice President is in control of the government after the President's plane mysteriously disappears with him on board.
28. Red Dawn (1984)
PG-13 | 114 min | Action, Drama
It is the dawn of World War III. In mid-western America, a group of teenagers band together to defend their town, and their country, from invading Soviet forces.
Votes: 48,752 | Gross: $38.38M
30. The Sentinel (2006)
PG-13 | 108 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
A Secret Service agent is framed as the mole in an assassination attempt on the President. He must clear his name and foil another assassination attempt while on the run from a Secret Service Protective Intelligence Division agent.
Votes: 46,497 | Gross: $36.28M
31. Seven Days in May (1964)
Approved | 118 min | Drama, Thriller
United States military leaders plot to overthrow the President because he supports a nuclear disarmament treaty and they fear a Soviet sneak attack.
32. Special Bulletin (1983 TV Movie)
103 min | Drama
A TV reporter and cameraman are taken hostage on a tugboat while covering a workers strike. The demands of the hostage-takers are to collect all the nuclear detonators in the Charleston, SC... See full summary »
33. The Sum of All Fears (2002)
PG-13 | 124 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
C.I.A. analyst Jack Ryan must stop the plans of a Neo-Nazi faction that threatens to induce a catastrophic conflict between the United States and Russia's newly elected President by detonating a nuclear weapon at a football game in Baltimore, Maryland.
Votes: 98,891 | Gross: $118.91M
35. Twilight's Last Gleaming (1977)
R | 146 min | Drama, Thriller
An imprisoned rogue USAF general with a secret personal agenda, escapes the brig and takes over an ICBM silo, threatening to start WW3.
37. Wag the Dog (1997)
R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama
Shortly before an election, a spin-doctor and a Hollywood producer join efforts to fabricate a war in order to cover up a Presidential sex scandal.
Votes: 75,973 | Gross: $43.02M
38. Welcome to Mooseport (2004)
PG-13 | 110 min | Comedy, Romance
A US president who has retired after two terms in office returns to his hometown of Mooseport, Maine and decides to run for Mayor against another local candidate.
Votes: 11,848 | Gross: $14.47M
39. White House Down (2013)
PG-13 | 131 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
While on a tour of the White House with his young daughter, a Capitol policeman springs into action to save his child and protect the president from a heavily armed group of paramilitary invaders.
Votes: 197,490 | Gross: $73.10M
40. World War III (1982)
200 min | Drama, Thriller
In 1987, Soviet paratroopers drop into Alaska to sabotage the oil pipeline in retaliation against a United States grain embargo. A skirmish occurs at a pumping station, lightly defended by ... See full summary »
45. George Washington II: The Forging of a Nation (1986 TV Movie)
190 min | Biography, Drama, History