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8 great election flicks to get you through the current drama, plus one great remake. Download the Caavo TV & Movie Guides mobile app to add these selections to your own what-to-watchlist.
1. Election (1999): In this wickedly funny satire, a high-school teacher tries to thwart a ruthless overachiever who's running for class president.
2. All the President's Men (1976): Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein investigate a 1972 burglary at the Democratic National Committee headquarters.
3. The Manchurian Candidate (1962): POWs return from Korea to a heroes' welcome, but it appears that they have been brainwashed, and it takes its toll in different ways on each of them.
4. The Candidate (1972): An idealistic young lawyer is groomed to defeat a popular Republican senator, but as the underdog's changes improve, his truth-telling style becomes more and more managed.
5. Bulworth (1998): Writer-director-star Warren Beatty is a revelation as Jay Bulworth, a senator who's disenchanted with the political system and decides to speak the truth to his constituents.
6. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939): Frank Capra's Best Picture nominee about a wide-eyed patriotic bumpkin named Jefferson Smith.
7. Napolean Dynamite (2004): A rural high-school misfit, who lives with an equally odd family, helps his friend run for president.
8. Head of State (2003): Chris Rock directed, co-wrote and stars in this hilarious farce about an obscure politician whose campaign for president surprisingly gains momentum.
9. The Manchurian Candidate (2004): Denzel Washington and Meryl Streep star in Johnathan Demme's absorbing remake of the 1962 political thriller.
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