Top 10 Political Movies.

Via Waylon Lewis
on Aug 2, 2008
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Best Political Films.

I’m a political junkie. I love that All-American save-the-world if-you-don’t-compromise-too-much public service stuff but if you don’t-compromise-enough-you-won’t-get-a-chance to save-the-world stuff, too…the ego and glory, that tedium and horserace, that idealism mixed with gritty reality. What are your favorite political films of all time? Here are mine—videos:

Face in the Crowd. Unbelievable.

Street Fight:

Click here for War Room, a ground-breaking, ugly yet insider documentary on Bill Clinton’s race in 1992.

And, of course, Dr. Strangelove has got to be on any Top Political Films list. And though it’s not a movie, more of an epic, West Wing has to be on any list. Now get you to or your local indie video station.

Extra Credit.

Bonus. Another list:


About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


4 Responses to “Top 10 Political Movies.”

  1. elephantjournal says:

    Oh, duh, right! I'll add it in when we get two more suggestions.

  2. Carolyn says:

    "The Seduction of Joe Tynan" … excellent political movie with Alan Alda and Meryl Streep.