If you are tired of the news but still want to get your political fix, why not turn to the many portrayals of politics on the big screen? Sometimes, movies help us escape the real world, while other times, they may help us make sense of it. Here are 10 of the best movies, from all-time classics to underrated gems, that capture various aspects of the political process. Some of them are fabulously absurd, while others are alarmingly real.
For even more viewing options, check out our list of 12 political documentaries.
This article has been updated with new information about streaming and availability.