15 Political Comedies To Stream Before You Vote

On November 3, the U.S. Election Day 2020 is finally here. If you’re done with pundits and polls, why not sit back and relax with some of the best political comedies from the last decades?

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The American President (1995)

Widowed U.S. president Andrew Shepherd falls for Washington lobbyist Sydney Ellen Wade. Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin.

Widowed U.S. president Andrew Shepherd falls for Washington lobbyist Sydney Ellen Wade. Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin.

Idiocracy (2006)

The Pentagon picks the most average Americans it can find and sends them to the future. In the year 2505, they’re the smartest people.

The Pentagon picks the most average Americans it can find and sends them to the future. In the year 2505, they’re the smartest people.

Dave (1993)

Dave is hired to stand in for the president. While he’s on the job the real president suffers a severe stroke. Now Dave’s stuck in the role.

Dave is hired to stand in for the president. While he’s on the job the real president suffers a severe stroke. Now Dave’s stuck in the role.

Long Shot (2019)

Journalist Fred Flarsky gets hired as speechwriter by presidential hopeful Charlotte Field – his childhood crush and baby sitter.

Journalist Fred Flarsky gets hired as speechwriter by presidential hopeful Charlotte Field – his childhood crush and baby sitter.

First Daughter (2004)

Samantha, the daughter of the U.S. president, falls in love with the undercover agent that’s assigned to look after her at collage.

Samantha, the daughter of the U.S. president, falls in love with the undercover agent that’s assigned to look after her at collage.

The Dictator (2012)

A dictator risks his life to ensure that democracy never comes to the country he so lovingly oppresses.

A dictator risks his life to ensure that democracy never comes to the country he so lovingly oppresses.

Running Mates (2000)

A governor running for president is revealed as a serial womanizer.

A governor running for president is revealed as a serial womanizer.

My Fellow Americans (1996)

Two former U.S. presidents is framed in a scandal by the current president.

Two former U.S. presidents is framed in a scandal by the current president.

Welcome to Mooseport (2004)

A retired U.S. president returns to his hometown of Mooseport, Maine and decides to run for mayor against another local candidate.

A retired U.S. president returns to his hometown of Mooseport, Maine and decides to run for mayor against another local candidate.

Chasing Liberty (2004)

The U.S. president’s daughter escapes from her entourage of Secret Service agents while traveling in Europe.

The U.S. president’s daughter escapes from her entourage of Secret Service agents while traveling in Europe.

Running Mates (1992)

The wife of a U.S. senator running for president has some hidden secrets exposed by his political enemies.

The wife of a U.S. senator running for president has some hidden secrets exposed by his political enemies.

Dick (1999)

Two girls wander off during a tour of the White House and meet president Nixon. They end up becoming his secret advisors during Watergate.

Two girls wander off during a tour of the White House and meet president Nixon. They end up becoming his secret advisors during Watergate.

Irresistible (2020)

Democratic political consultant Gary Zimmer helps a retired Marine colonel run for mayor in a small, conservative U.S. town.

Democratic political consultant Gary Zimmer helps a retired Marine colonel run for mayor in a small, conservative U.S. town.

The Distinguished Gentleman (1992)

A Florida con man manages to get elected to Congress, where the money flows from lobbyists.

A Florida con man manages to get elected to Congress, where the money flows from lobbyists.

Bulworth (1998)

A disillusioned politician puts out a contract on himself and takes the opportunity to be bluntly honest with his voters.

A disillusioned politician puts out a contract on himself and takes the opportunity to be bluntly honest with his voters.

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