15 Political (and Romantic) Comedies To Stream

Are you a pundit wannabe, but does regular politics seem too dull or just agitating? Why not sit back and relax with some of the best political comedies from the last decades! We’ve found 15 of the best ones – Watch trailers for all of them here.

Esbjörn Guwallius |

The American President (1995)

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

The American President (1995)

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 suddenly the most intelligent people.

Idiocracy (2006)

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

Dave (1993)

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

Dave (1993)

Dave gets hired to stand in for the president. While he’s on the job, the actual 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 babysitter.

Long Shot (2019)

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

First Daughter (2004)

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

First Daughter (2004)

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

The Dictator (2012)

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

The Dictator (2012)

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 gets revealed as a serial womanizer.

Running Mates (2000)

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

My Fellow Americans (1996)

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

My Fellow Americans (1996)

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

Welcome to Mooseport (2004)

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

Welcome to Mooseport (2004)

A retired U.S. president returns to his hometown, Mooseport in Maine, and runs 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.

Chasing Liberty (2004)

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.

Running Mates (1992)

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.

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.

Irresistible (2020)

Democratic political consultant Gary Zimmer helps a retired Marine colonel run for mayor in a small, conservative U.S. town. Written and directed by Jon Stewart from “The Daily Show”.

Irresistible (2020)

Democratic political consultant Gary Zimmer helps a retired Marine colonel run for mayor in a small, conservative U.S. town. Written and directed by Jon Stewart from “The Daily Show”.

The Distinguished Gentleman (1992)

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

The Distinguished Gentleman (1992)

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.

Bulworth (1998)

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

A collaboration with Filmanic

This collection has been curated in collaboration with Filmanic.com and is also published there.

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