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Best Political Drama?

 
 
Kolyo
 
Reply Sat 22 Dec, 2012 02:44 pm
What are some of the best dramas ever set in the House and Senate?

I watched Lincoln and loved it. As a numbers guy and football nut, I loved the way they grinded out all those votes.

Also, Elizabeth Warren last month told me in an email that Mr. Smith goes to Washington was worth checking out just for the filibuster scene. Wink
She was right!

What are some others? I need my fix.
(House of Commons flicks in any country are fair game as well.)
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Roberta
 
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Reply Sat 22 Dec, 2012 05:00 pm
@Kolyo,
Yes, she was right. That scene is amazing.

You might also want to check out the Best Man (not a house/senate pic, but definitely political).

If I can think of anything else, I'll be back.
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jespah
 
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Reply Sat 22 Dec, 2012 05:43 pm
@Kolyo,
If you don't mind expanding to television, try The West Wing.
contrex
 
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Reply Sat 22 Dec, 2012 06:14 pm
@jespah,
Nothing beats Homeland in my opinion.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sat 22 Dec, 2012 08:02 pm
@Kolyo,
The Ides of March (2011) is a great behind the scenes political movie.

The British In the Loop (2009) is a blast to watch.
The Candidate (1972)
Z (1969)
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Kolyo
 
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Reply Sun 23 Dec, 2012 03:51 pm
@jespah,
Thanks, everyone! Smile

jespah wrote:

If you don't mind expanding to television, try The West Wing.


TV is fine, but isn't that show mostly "all Executive Branch, all the time"? I think I may check out Commander in Chief first because they have a big shot like Donald Sutherland playing the Speaker of the House.
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