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Discussion: Movies with a Political Message

Posted: August 16, 2009

What is your favorite political film? Why?

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  • Vince Tichy

    My favorite political film has to be “Z.”
    I saw it when it first appeared in theatres and it has stayed with me. Dramatic. Powerful.
    Whenever I discuss films with anyone who has seen it, no matter how long ago, they generally agree that it is the best film they have ever seen.

  • BenInBrooklyn

    All The President’s Men is a classic. Even though you know what’s going to happen, its tension-filled and keeps you on the edge of your seat.

  • David Cisek

    Mine is His Girl Friday. I serves up as comedy gender politics, political corruption and media sell-out, against a backdrop of unemployment and personal desperation for a lack of meaning. Moments of stillness amid the frenzy, highlight the subversion of values: even gestures of human decency (much less love) don’t stand a chance. It’s an eye and ear full of bitter but hilarious satire. And Cary Grant and Rosiland Russell are brilliant.