Instant Video Spotlight: Movies With A Presidential Twist


What better time than election season to enjoy some movies about politics in the United States?

The American President (rated PG-13, 4/5 stars, currently priced at $2.99 to rent, $9.99 to buy, and currently FREE to view for Amazon Prime members) – From Amazon:

The world’s most powerful man has met his match! Michael Douglas is the widower President wooing environmental lobbyist Annette Bening in this romantic hit by Rob Reiner.


Dave (rated PG-13, 4.5/5 stars, currently priced at $2.99 to rent, $9.99 to buy) – From Amazon:

Kevin Kline and Sigourney Weaver star in the critically acclaimed comedy about an ordinary guy named Dave who is asked to double forthe president of the United States.


Air Force One (rated R, 4/5 stars, currently priced at $2.99 to rent, $9.99 to buy) – From Amazon:

Harrison Ford and Gary Oldman star in Wolfgang Petersen’s thriller about the hijacking of Air ForceOne with the First Family on board.


All The President’s Men (rated R, 4.5/5 stars, currently priced at $2.99 to rent, $9.49 to buy) – From Amazon:

Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman play Woodward and Bernstein, the intrepid newspaper reporters who broke open the Watergate scandaland toppled a President.


JFK (rated R, 4.5/5 stars, currently priced at $2.99 to rent, $9.99 to buy) – From Amazon:

An Academy Award-winning docudrama chronicling New Orleans district attorney Jim Garrison’s investigation into the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.


Mr. Smith Goes To Washington (not rated, but could be considered a ‘G’, 5/5 stars, currently priced at $9.99 to buy) – From Amazon:

James Stewart takes on the powers-that-be in our nation’s capitol in Frank Capra’s timeless classic. Nominated for eleven 1939 Oscars(r), including best picture.


Will Ferrell: You’re Welcome, America – A Final Night With George W. Bush (not rated but consider it TV-14, no reviews yet, currently priced at $14.99 to buy) – From  Amazon:

It’s time for change in America–but not without a few parting words from former President George W Bush. Here’s your chance to discover the man behind the myth as HBO presents Will Ferrell in a performance of his heralded one-man Broadway show.


Jefferson In Paris (rated PG-13, 3/5 stars, currently priced at $1.99 to rent, $9.99 to buy) – From Amazon:

Chronicles the time that Thomas Jefferson spent as the American Ambassador to France (1784-1789). These were significant years for him in his public and personal life, and fateful ones for France, where the revolution was about to break out.


John Adams (rated TV-14, 4/5 stars, currently priced at $3.99 per episode or $22.99 to buy all seven episodes in the miniseries) – From IMDB:

The life of one of the USA’s Founding Fathers, its second President, and his role in the nation’s first 50 years.

 

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