Daily Circuit quiz: Political movies

On Thursday at 11, we’ll be talking about the best political movies of all time.

Here’s a quiz to whet your appetite:

–Stephanie Curtis, social media host

  • Sarah S

    No one else seemed to like it, but I loved Lions for Lambs – Robert Redford and Meryl Streep and politics? Yes please! Makes Tom Cruise bearable!

  • Nancy Jo Hambleton

    Politics and elections can be sooo depressing! Two of my favorite movies that poke fun at the political processes are “Dave” (starring Kevin Kline and Sigorny Weaver – aboutr a replacement president that’s better than the real one) and “Idiocracy” (a futuristic mockery of many current trends – the president and leader is a pro wrestler!). Hilarious!.

  • David

    “Dave” is a 1993 political comedy-drama film starring Kevin Kline and Sigourney Weaver, Frank Langella, Kevin Dunn, Ving Rhames, and Ben Kingsley. Funny and encouraging.

  • Dedee

    One of my favorites was Dave. Also, a spoof on Watergate called Dick. During an election year we all need a laugh.

  • Susan Tietjen

    I am currently reading Ben Bradlee’s “A Good Life.” His account of Watergate and the making of the movie “All the President’s Men” is quite interesting. Yes, he comments that the Post’s work inspired many people to become journalists.

  • Karen

    My favorite political movie is Lions for Lambs, the 2007 movie starring Robert Redford, Meryl Streep and Tom Cruise. It makes the case for informed decision making, the need for responsible journalism, and living your values.

  • Emily Galusha

    The BBC series House of Cards, with Ian Richardson – the bleakest view of politics almost ever produced. Chilling and superb.

  • Susan Tietjen

    Although not elections and politics centered, I found “The Good Shepard” a fascinating and disturbing look into the foundations of the CIA.

    I also enjoyed “Dave” and “Election.”

  • Stephanie


    Netflix is remaking House of Cards. Starring Kevin Spacey. Produced (and partially directed) by David Fincher.

  • https://sites.google.com/site/thekavespace/home/about C. David Kearsley

    As a child of the Cold War, my favorite political films are characterized by films like “Doctor Strangelove”, the original “Manchurian Candidate”, “Thirteen Days”, and the documentary “Vietnam: A History”.

  • Sally

    The Adjustment Bureau (based on the Philip K. Dick short story, “Adjustment Team”) is a unique political movie with Matt Damon, Emily Blunt, Anthony Mackie, John Slattery, Michael Kelly, and Terence Stamp.

    And the ending of “Limitless” (a great movie) with Bradley Cooper, Abbie Cornish, and Robert De Niro. “Limitless” is 2011 thriller film directed by Neil Burger and is based on the 2001 novel The Dark Fields by Alan Glynn.

    All politicians (and people) need to manifest their own destiny with or without other coincidence control workers or NZT-48. All things work together for good and for those of us who can … may we each be our own governor/presiding entity and live in harmony and peace with one another (free from aversion or attatchment to those near or far).

  • the List!

    The Candidate

    Seven Days in May

    Three Days of the Condor

    The Enemy Within

    Dr. Strangelove

    Fail Safe

    State of the Union

    Wag the Dog

    The Best Man

    Primary Colors

    All the President’s Men

    The American President

    Duck Soup



    The Contender

    The State Within

    A Face in the Crowd

    Being There


    Lions for Lambs

    The Fog of War

    The War Room

    The Great McGinty

    Advise and Consent

  • stephanie

    MEA CULPA: Laurence Harvey was Lithuanian, raised in South Africa. Not English.

  • George

    As long as “1984” is reflective of a dystopian past.