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2010s Political Drama Movies

Public list by WPS with 69 movies or TV shows/series

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Camp X-Ray(2014)

R
| 1h 57min | Drama
3.4/5 (with 458 votes)

A young woman joins the military to be part of something bigger than herself and her small-town roots. Instead, she ends up as a new guard at Guantanamo Bay, where her mission is far from black and white. Surrounded by hostile jihadists and aggressive squadmates, she strikes up an unusual friendship with one of the detainees.

Bridge of Spies(2015)

PG-13
| 2h 21min | Thriller, Drama
3.6/5 (with 3,118 votes)

During the Cold War, the Soviet Union captures U.S. pilot Francis Gary Powers after shooting down his U-2 spy plane. Sentenced to 10 years in prison, Powers' only hope is New York lawyer James Donovan, recruited by a CIA operative to negotiate his release. Donovan boards a plane to Berlin, hoping to win the young man's freedom through a prisoner exchange. If all goes well, the Russians would get Rudolf Abel, the convicted spy who Donovan defended in court.

Miss Sloane(2016)

R
| 2h 12min | Thriller, Drama
3.7/5 (with 777 votes)

An ambitious lobbyist faces off against the powerful gun lobby in an attempt to pass gun control legislation.

Lincoln(2012)

PG-13
| 2h 29min | History, Drama
3.4/5 (with 1,695 votes)

The revealing story of the 16th US President's tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish slavery. With the moral courage and fierce determination to succeed, his choices during this critical moment will change the fate of generations to come.

The Ides of March(2011)

R
| 1h 41min | Drama
3.3/5 (with 1,140 votes)

Dirty tricks stand to soil an ambitious young press spokesman's idealism in a cutthroat presidential campaign where 'victory' is relative.

A Taxi Driver(2017)

2h 18min | Action, Drama, History
4.0/5 (with 380 votes)

May, 1980. Man-seob is a taxi driver in Seoul who lives from hand to mouth, raising his young daughter alone. One day, he hears that there is a foreigner who will pay big money for a drive down to Gwangju city. Not knowing that he’s a German journalist with a hidden agenda, Man-seob takes the job.

The Butler(2013)

PG-13
| 2h 12min | Drama
3.7/5 (with 1,331 votes)

A look at the life of Cecil Gaines who served eight presidents as the White House's head butler from 1952 to 1986, and had a unique front-row seat as political and racial history was made.

Thank You for Your Service(2017)

R
| 1h 49min | Drama, War
3.3/5 (with 148 votes)

A group of U.S. soldiers returning from Iraq struggle to integrate back into family and civilian life, while living with the memory of a war that threatens to destroy them long after they've left the battlefield.

Suffragette(2015)

PG-13
| 1h 46min | Drama, History
3.6/5 (with 741 votes)

Based on true events about the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement who were forced underground to evade the State.

Masquerade(2012)

2h 11min | Drama, History
3.9/5 (with 63 votes)

Though it places his own life in danger, a look-alike commoner secretly takes the place of a poisoned king to save his country from falling into chaos.

Free State of Jones(2016)

R
| 2h 20min | Action, Drama, History, War
3.4/5 (with 654 votes)

In 1863, Mississippi farmer Newt Knight serves as a medic for the Confederate Army. Opposed to slavery, Knight would rather help the wounded than fight the Union. After his nephew dies in battle, Newt returns home to Jones County to safeguard his family but is soon branded an outlaw deserter. Forced to flee, he finds refuge with a group of runaway slaves hiding out in the swamps. Forging an alliance with the slaves and other farmers, Knight leads a rebellion that would forever change history.

Chappaquiddick(2018)

PG-13
| 1h 47min | History, Drama, Thriller
3.0/5 (with 119 votes)

Ted Kennedy's life and political career become derailed in the aftermath of a fatal car accident in 1969 that claims the life of a young campaign strategist, Mary Jo Kopechne.

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The Front Runner(2018)

R
| 1h 53min | Drama, History
3.0/5 (with 153 votes)

Gary Hart, former Senator of Colorado, becomes the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1987. Hart's intelligence, charisma and idealism makes him popular with young voters, leaving him with a seemingly clear path to the White House. All that comes crashing down when allegations of an extramarital affair surface in the media, forcing the candidate to address a scandal that threatens to derail his campaign and personal life.

Mr. Jones(2019)

1h 59min | Thriller, Drama, History
3.4/5 (with 140 votes)

In 1933, Welsh journalist Gareth Jones travels to Ukraine, where he experiences the horrors of a famine. Everywhere he goes he meets henchmen of the Soviet secret service who are determined to prevent news about the catastrophe from getting out. Stalin’s forced collectivisation of agriculture has resulted in misery and ruin—the policy is tantamount to mass murder.

Game Change(2012)

NR
| 1h 58min | TV Movie, Drama, Comedy
3.5/5 (with 131 votes)

During the Republican run of the 2008 Presidential election, candidate John McCain picks a relative unknown, Alaskan governor Sarah Palin, to be his running mate. As the campaign kicks into high gear, her lack of experience, in both political and media savvy, becomes a drain upon McCain and his strategists.

Too Big to Fail(2011)

NR
| 1h 37min | Drama, TV Movie
3.6/5 (with 93 votes)

An intimate look at the epochal financial crisis of 2008 and the powerful men and women who decided the fate of the world's economy in a matter of a few weeks.

Truth(2015)

R
| 2h 5min | Drama
3.3/5 (with 215 votes)

As a renowned producer and close associate of Dan Rather, Mary Mapes believes she’s broken the biggest story of the 2004 election: revelations of a sitting U.S. President’s military service. But when allegations come pouring in, sources change their stories, document authenticity is questioned, and the casualties begin to mount.

All the Way(2016)

2h 12min | Drama, History, TV Movie
3.3/5 (with 119 votes)

Lyndon B. Johnson's amazing 11-month journey from taking office after JFK's assassination, through the fight to pass the 1964 Civil Rights Act and his own presidential campaign, culminating on the night LBJ is actually elected to the office – no longer the 'accidental President.'.

The Report(2019)

R
| 1h 58min | Thriller, Drama
3.5/5 (with 428 votes)

The story of Daniel Jones, lead investigator for the US Senate’s sweeping study into the CIA's Detention and Interrogation Program, which was found to be brutal, immoral and ineffective. With the truth at stake, Jones battled tirelessly to make public what many in power sought to keep hidden.

Parkland(2013)

PG-13
| 1h 34min | History, Drama
3.1/5 (with 157 votes)

November 22nd, 1963 was a day that changed the world forever — when young American President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. This film follows, almost in real time, a handful of individuals forced to make split-second decisions after an event that would change their lives and forever alter the world’s landscape.

Atlas Shrugged: Part I(2011)

PG-13
| 1h 37min | Drama, Thriller, Science Fiction, Mystery
2.7/5 (with 81 votes)

A powerful railroad executive, Dagny Taggart, struggles to keep her business alive while society is crumbling around her. Based on the 1957 novel by Ayn Rand.

Rosewater(2014)

R
| 1h 43min | Drama
3.3/5 (with 81 votes)

In 2009, Iranian Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari was covering Iran's volatile elections for Newsweek. One of the few reporters living in the country with access to US media, he made an appearance on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, in a taped interview with comedian Jason Jones. The interview was intended as satire, but if the Tehran authorities got the joke they didn't like it - and it would quickly came back to haunt Bahari when he was rousted from his family home and thrown into prison.

Shanghai(2010)

R
| 1h 45min | Drama, Thriller, Mystery, Crime
3.0/5 (with 74 votes)

An American man returns to a corrupt, Japanese-occupied Shanghai four months before Pearl Harbor and discovers his friend has been killed. While he unravels the mysteries of the death, he falls in love and discovers a much larger secret that his own government is hiding.

The Minister(2011)

1h 55min | Drama
3.2/5 (with 57 votes)

Transport Minister Bertrand Saint-Jean is awoken in the middle of the night by his head of staff. A bus has gone off the road into a gully. He has no choice but to go to the scene of the accident. Thus begins the odyssey of a politician in a world that is increasingly more complex and hostile.

Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas(2013)

NR
| 2h 2min | Drama, History
3.0/5 (with 86 votes)

In the 16th century in the Cévennes, a horse dealer by the name of Michael Kohlhaas leads a happy and prosperous family life. When a lord treats him unjustly, this pious, upstanding man raises an army and puts the country to fire and sword in order to have his rights restored.

Sarkar(2018)

2h 44min | Action, Drama
3.0/5 (with 26 votes)

NRI corporate Sundar Ramasamy comes to India to vote, only to learn that his vote has already been cast. While he reclaims his right legally, it also sets in motion a chain of events that eventually lead to him entering the political fray, trying to change the system.

Rebellion(2011)

2h 16min | Drama, Action, History
3.3/5 (with 41 votes)

April 1988, Ouvéa Island, New Caledonia. 30 gendarmes are taken hostage by a group of Kanak freedom fighters. 300 soldiers are sent from France to re-establish order. 2 men confront each other: Philippe Legorjus, chief of the terrorist squad, and Alphonse Dianou, head of the kidnappers. Through their shared values, they will attempt to make discussion triumph. But, in the middle of a presidential election, when the stakes are political, order isn't always dictated by morality. A violent and troubling epic that marks the return of Mathieu Kassovitz in front and behind the camera.

The Mayor(2017)

2h 10min | Drama
3.3/5 (with 15 votes)

For the first time in Korean history, the mayor of Seoul attempts a third term in office, with his entire campaign team ready to soil their hands.

Directed by Park In-je - With Choi Min-sik

LBJ(2017)

R
| 1h 38min | Drama, History
3.2/5 (with 65 votes)

The story of U.S. President Lyndon Baines Johnson from his young days in West Texas to the White House.

Walesa: Man of Hope(2013)

2h 7min | Drama
2.9/5 (with 27 votes)

How was it possible that a single man influenced contemporary world so significantly? This film is an attempt to capture the phenomenon of a common man’s metamorphosis into a charismatic leader — an attempt to see how a Gdansk shipyard electrician fighting for workers’ rights awakened a hidden desire for freedom in millions of people.

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