Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Top Political Thrillers


Here's a list of "political thriller" movies  as ranked by various groups.

Movietone: (1) All the President's Men, (2) Frost/Nixon, (3) Dr. Strangelove, (4) Fail-Safe, (5) The Manchurian Candidate, (6) All the King's Men, (7) Wag the Dog, (8) The Parallax View, (9) Z , (10) The Day of the Jackal, (11) The Dead Zone, (12) Three Days of the Condor,  and (13)Syriana

Flickchart: (1) Notorious, (2) The Lives of Others, (3) The Manchurian Candidate, (4) The Ghost Writer, (5) Munich, (6) The Hunt for Red October, (7) The Man Who Knew Too Much, (8) Blow Out, (9) JFK, (10) Three Days of the Condor, (11) In the Line of Fire, (12) Mississippi Burning, (13) State of Play, (14) The Day of the Jackal, (15) Enemy of the State, (16) The Constant Gardener, (17) Z, (18)The Crying Game, (19) Patriot Games and (20) Thirteen Days.

Amazon: (1) Frost/Nixon, (2) All the President's Men, (3) The Contender, (4) Syriana, (5) The Battle of Algiers, (6) Taxi to the Dark Side, (7) Wag the Dog,  (8) K Street, (9) Putney Swope, (10) Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

Screen Junkies: (1) All the King's Men, (2) The Manchurian Candidate, (3) Fail-Safe, (4) Taxi-Driver,   (5) All the President's Men, (6) Conspiracy Theory, (7) Enemy of the State, (8) The Interpreter, (9) Syriana, and (10) JFK.

I wouldn't include Frost/Nixon, All the President's Men, Wag the Dog, The Contender, Mississippi Burning or Mr. Smith Goes to Washington on the list.  These are all political dramas.  I would include the newly released Ides of March in the political drama category as well.  I'm not sure how Taxi Driver made the list.

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