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1. Weiner (2016)

R | 96 min | Documentary

7.6
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An examination of disgraced New York Congressman Anthony Weiner's mayoral campaign and today's political landscape.

Directors: Josh Kriegman, Elyse Steinberg | Stars: Anthony Weiner, Huma Abedin, Jordan Zain Weiner, Barbara Morgan

Votes: 9,182 | Gross: $1.61M

2. Warm Springs (2005 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 121 min | Biography, Drama

7.5
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The stirring true story of Franklin D. Roosevelt's battle with polio in 1921.

Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Cynthia Nixon, David Paymer, Tim Blake Nelson

Votes: 2,490

3. Sunrise at Campobello (1960)

Not Rated | 144 min | Biography, Drama

7.0
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In 1921, unsuccessful vice-presidential candidate Franklin D. Roosevelt contracts poliomyelitis and, with the help of his wife Anna Eleanor Roosevelt and close friend Louis Howe, battles his newfound disability.

Director: Vincent J. Donehue | Stars: Ralph Bellamy, Greer Garson, Hume Cronyn, Jean Hagen

Votes: 1,005

4. Give 'em Hell, Harry! (1975)

PG | 104 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.2
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One man show about the presidency of Harry S Truman.

Directors: Steve Binder, Peter H. Hunt | Star: James Whitmore

Votes: 410 | Gross: $11.00M

5. LBJ: The Early Years (1987 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 155 min | Drama

7.2
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This made-for-TV film chronicles the years 1934 through 1963, tracing the beginnings of Johnson's public career, chronicling his reputation for down-and-dirty politicking, and following his progress.

Director: Peter Werner | Stars: Randy Quaid, Patti LuPone, Morgan Brittany, Pat Hingle

Votes: 232

6. By the People: The Election of Barack Obama (2009)

116 min | Documentary

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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.

Directors: Amy Rice, Alicia Sams | Stars: Barack Obama, Neil Abercrombie, Dick Armey, David Axelrod

Votes: 956

7. Pray the Devil Back to Hell (2008)

Unrated | 72 min | Documentary

7.7
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78 Metascore

A group of women rise up to peace to Liberia and help bring to power the country's first female head of state.

Director: Gini Reticker | Stars: Janet Johnson Bryant, Etweda Cooper, Vaiba Flomo, Leymah Gbowee

Votes: 469 | Gross: $0.08M

8. Johnny, We Hardly Knew Ye (1977 TV Movie)

100 min | Biography, Drama

5.9
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Based on the best-selling book, this movie focuses on John F. Kennedy's first run for a congressional seat in 1946.

Director: Gilbert Cates | Stars: Tom Berenger, Joseph Bova, Kevin Conway, Paddy Croft

Votes: 24

9. Planet America (2012– )

29 min | Talk-Show

6.6
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The Chaser's Chas Licciardello and the ABC's John Barron set out to discover the real America - its politics and its people - with US and Australian experts coming along for the ride.

Stars: John Barron, Chas Licciardello, Jack Abramoff, Helen Andrews

Votes: 26

10. Tonsler Park (2017)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary

5.6
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Tonsler Park (2017) observes, in black and white 16mm, the democratic process in action, at Charlottesville, Virginia voting precincts, over the course of Election Day, November 8, 2016.

Director: Kevin Jerome Everson | Stars: Sally Barbour, Shaquita Morton, Deborah Tyler, Shaka Syndor

Votes: 37

11. FDR: That Man in the White House (1982 TV Movie)

90 min

7.8
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A television version of Dore Schary's one-man play about FDR, with its original star.

Director: Gerald Krell | Star: Robert Vaughn

Votes: 28

12. Counting on Democracy: The Untold Story of 175,000 Missing Votes in the 2000 Presidential Election (2002)

Not Rated | 57 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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Director: Danny Schechter | Stars: Al Gore, George W. Bush, Jeb Bush, Ossie Davis

13. Creating a Candidate (2012 Video)

8 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

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Director: John Werner | Stars: Dana Bash, Joe Biden, Gloria Borger, Bill Clinton

14. The Fight for the White House (2008 Video)

Not Rated | 496 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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Stars: George Bush, George W. Bush, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton

15. Recount Democracy (2004)

Not Rated | 77 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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Forget the hanging chads and butterfly ballots. The Presidential 2000 election is still a mystery to most Americans. What actually happened with the 180,000 uncounted Florida votes that ... See full summary »

Director: Danny Schechter | Stars: Al Gore, George W. Bush

16. The Reagan Years (1992 Video)

22 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

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Director: Phil Dusenberry | Stars: Bob Cain, Nancy Reagan, Ronald Reagan

17. A Moment in History: The Inauguration of Barack Obama (2009 Video)

Not Rated | 150 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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Stars: Barack Obama, Beyoncé, George W. Bush, Laura Bush

18. The Official Inaugural Celebration (2010 Video)

Not Rated | 206 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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The historical "We Are One" 2-disc collector's DVD set is the only inaugural release to be endorsed by the Presidential Inaugural Committee. It features the opening ceremony for the 56th ... See full summary »

Stars: Barack Obama, Beyoncé, Jill Biden, Joe Biden

19. The Great Presidential Debates (2015 Video)

G | 420 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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Stars: George Bush, George W. Bush, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton

20. Robert Drew in His Own Words (2016 Video)

34 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

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Stars: Robert Drew, Jill Drew, Jacqueline Kennedy, John F. Kennedy

21. Made in Chicago: The Making of Barack Obama (2008 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 52 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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Directors: Perrine Dutreil, Roxanne Frias | Stars: Barack Obama, Douglas Baird, John Bouman, John Bouman

22. Barack Obama: Who Is This Guy? (2008 Video)

65 min | Documentary, Action, Biography

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Director: Maria Arita Howard | Stars: Barack Obama, Blair Underwood, Graham Allison, John Bouman

23. Obama: All Access (2009 Video)

Not Rated | 240 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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Stars: Barack Obama, Steven Croft, David Axelrod, Jill Biden

Votes: 5

24. The War Room: Stanley Greenberg (2012 Video)

11 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

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Stars: Stanley Greenberg, Bill Clinton, James Carville, Chelsea Clinton

25. The Inauguration of Barack Obama (2010)

15 min | Short

5.4
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The following short film is an account of two proud Americans who wanted to witness history in the making. It entails four days of Inaugural events, which includes photographs and video ... See full summary »

Stars: Barack Obama, Lisa Vertullo

Votes: 5

26. Politics as Usual: The Clintons (2016 Video)

46 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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The Clintons are nothing if not the ultimate survivors. Nearly two decades after they burst on to the national stage, they are still dominating it, with Hillary mounting an extraordinary ... See full summary »

Stars: Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton

27. Determination: The Clintons (2016 Video)

Not Rated | 48 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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Watch the entire story of The Clintons - One of the most Powerful Couples in Politics for the last few decades.

Stars: Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton

28. Five Day Bicycle Race (2011 Video)

60 min | Documentary, Comedy, History

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An irreverent and insightful look at the 1976 Democratic National Convention in New York City, produced by an ad hoc group of documentarians from around the country. It covers everything ... See full summary »

Stars: Jimmy Carter, Bella Abzug, Jerry Brown, Rosalynn Carter

29. Franklin Delano Roosevelt: President of the 20th Century (2006 Video)

G | 45 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

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Star: Franklin D. Roosevelt

30. Hillary: A Woman on the Edge (2016 Video)

PG-13 | 53 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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No politician, woman or man, has been as frequently attacked as Hillary Clinton. In her 40-year career, both right-wing and liberal media have been critical of her, passing on even the ... See full summary »

Director: William Karel | Stars: Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton

Votes: 33

31. Barack Obama: The Power of Hope (2009 Video)

Not Rated | Documentary, Biography, History

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Stars: Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton

32. Hillary or Trump: I Changed My Mind (2016 Video)

Not Rated | 53 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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Jim Kitty tells us who he was going to vote for and why he has changed his mind.

Stars: Jim Kitty, Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump

33. 2009 Inaugural Collection: Presidential Inauguration - Barack Obama (2009 Video)

173 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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Stars: Barack Obama, Elizabeth Alexander, Jill Biden, Joe Biden

34. Michelle Obama: First Lady of Style (2012 Video)

23 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

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As Michelle Obama dutifully followed her husband on the campaign trail, she began making headlines of her own with her impeccable style. Mixing bold colours and clean lines with funky ... See full summary »

Stars: Michelle Obama, Barack Obama

Votes: 5

35. The 2009 Inaugural Parade in Honor of Barack Obama the 44th President of the United States (2009 Video)

Not Rated | 110 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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Commemorative DVD of the complete 2009 Inaugural Parade as it passes before the First Family's reviewing stand in front of the White House. Every band, drill team, equestrian and military ... See full summary »

Stars: Barack Obama, Trumbull Golden Eagle Marching Band, Jill Biden, Joe Biden

36. Robert Drew & Associates at the Museum of Tolerance (2016 Video)

27 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

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Director: Tony Silver | Stars: Robert Drew, Richard Leacock, Albert Maysles, D.A. Pennebaker

37. Yes We Can! The Barack Obama Story (2009 Video)

Not Rated | 66 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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Stars: Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Brian Williams

38. The JFK-Nixon Presidential Debates 1960 (2011 Video)

G | 76 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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Stars: John F. Kennedy, Richard Nixon

39. I Am Barack: This Is My Story (2015 Video)

52 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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The race to decide the Democratic candidate for the 2008 elections was, by anyone's standards, a stirring moment in history. For the first time, an African American was running against a ... See full summary »

Stars: Barack Obama, Michelle Obama

40. Game Change: The Phenomenon (2012 Video)

5 min | Documentary, Short

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Stars: Dana Bash, Gary Goetzman, Mark Halperin, John Heilemann

41. President of the United States: Too Much Power? (1973)

25 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

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Star: Hubert H. Humphrey

42. Making the War Room (2012 Video)

56 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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Stars: James Carville, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, R.J. Cutler

43. The Making of 'By the People: The Election of Barack Obama' (2010 Video)

Not Rated | 15 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

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Directors: David Sampliner, David Sampliner, David Sampliner | Stars: David Axelrod, Stuart Blumberg, Robert Gibbs, Bill Migliore

44. Debating Our Destiny: Presidential Debate Moments That Shaped History (2012 Video)

123 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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Jim Lehrer's never-before-released extended interviews with nearly every vice presidential candidate between 1976 and 2004.

Stars: John Anderson, George Bush, George W. Bush, Jimmy Carter

45. This Is Our Moment: Election Night 2008 (2009 Video)

43 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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Director: Jon Sall | Stars: Barack Obama, Carol Marin, Richard Roeper, Mary Mitchell

46. Richard Nixon Reflects: A Revealing Video Memoir (1989 Video)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

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Stars: Morton Kondracke, Richard Nixon, Peter Thomas

47. Obama: Hope & History (2009 Video)

94 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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Director: Jon Sall | Stars: Barack Obama, Elizabeth Alexander, Jill Biden, Joe Biden

48. Sharon Malone and Eric Holder (2016 Video)

26 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

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Stars: Sharon Malone, Eric Holder, James Hood, Robert F. Kennedy

49. The Making of the President: The 1960s (2011 Video)

Not Rated | 313 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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Stars: Richard Basehart, William Conrad, Barry Goldwater, Hubert H. Humphrey

50. Nightline: Barack Obama Elected 44th President (2009 Video)

22 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

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Stars: Barack Obama, Terry Moran, George Stephanopoulos, Cynthia McFadden



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