What is your favorite election-themed movie?

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    What is your favorite election-themed movie?

    See which movie boston.com staffers said was their favorite election flick, and tell us yours!
     
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    That was really feeble guys.  What about The Candidate?  Or Street Fight?  Or Bob Roberts?
     
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    The Candidate, The Seduction of Joe Tynan.
     
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    He's right.
    The Candidate, Seduction of Joe tynan and The Right Man with Henry Fonda
     
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    I'm betting "All the King's Men" got most of its votes due to being confused with "All the President's Men."
     
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    Wag the Dog, easily.
     
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    It is a real shame the The Last Hurrah didn't even make the top 10. And this is a Boston paper. The movie about one of Boston's best mayors.  The Last Hurrah had to be THE best.
     
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    It was a made for HBO movie, but "Recount" with Kevin Spacey was awesome.  It was about the 2000 Florida Presidential election controversey
     
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    A noteworthy mention is the Great NH run for US Senate of "Granny D" documented in the award winning film "Run Granny Run" now available at snagfilms.com
     
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    "Election"
     
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    No "The Last Hurrah"?  Even James Michael told Edwin O'Connor he liked the book...and I'm sure he would have liked Spencer Tracy playing him...

     
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    The Candidate.
     
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    Gore Vidal's "The Best Man" with Henry Fonda and Cliff Robertson.
    Robert Altman's "Nashville"
    Robert Altman's "Tanner on Tanner" and "Tanner 88" These were television series.
    Preston Sturges's "The Great McGinty"
     
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    The Last Hurrah.  Classic movie about a municipal election, based on James Michael Curley.
     
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    How about "Swing Vote" with Kevin Costner, Kelsey Grammer, and the late, great Dennis Hopper?  I thought this was a very underrated movie.
     
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    Primary Colors.
     
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    In Response to Re: What is your favorite election-themed movie?:
    [QUOTE]"Election"
    Posted by schmangell[/QUOTE]

    Another vote for Election
    HBO's Recount
    Wag the Dog
    Family Guy episode where Lois runs for mayor and school committee (dark)
    mr smith goes to washington - not election oriented but one of the best political movies
     
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    The Candidate and Wag the Dog
     
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    ...."The Best Man"....
     
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    "All the President's Men" was the best of all time?  You've got to be kidding.  You had to have read their book to follow it, otherwise you spent the entire movie saying "huh?" and "W-T-F is going on now?" .  Even if you did read the book or otherwise familar with all the subplots, it was still the most boring, uncompelling political movie ever made. 

    I did like 'Election' and would put that at number one at least as a placeholder while I thought about this some more.

    'Mr Smith' wasn't about an election.  It went on too long, and slightly ludicrious at times.  But it had a great ensemble cast, so it was ultimately a decent movie.
     
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    All the President's men was not about an election really. It was after an election.
     
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    I liked the last season of "Yes Minister". 

    "Yes Minister" was a very clever BBC show about the relationship between the politician who runs a ministry, his personal assistant (Personal Secretary), and his Chief of Staff (Private Secretary) - who actually runs everything. The Minister has to look like he's doing something and getting tangible results. The Private Secretary has to keep things running smoothly while keeping his Minister in the dark and away from the levers of power. The Personal Secretary has to keep both of his bosses happy or they'll destroy him. Its subject matter mocked British politics, but its lessons could be applied to any power structure.  

    James Hacker, The Minister For Miscellaneous Affairs, learns that his ministry will be eliminated in a burocratic reshuffle whether his party wins the next election or not.

    His Private Secretary Sir Humphrey Appleby, who has grown fond of Hacker, tries to use his pull to get Hacker a post somewhere in the new government. The solution that Appleby's lords and masters in the Civil Service come up with is to give Hacker a post that requires no experience or influence at all - that of Prime Minister. Appleby smoothly works behind the scenes to ensure Hacker's appointment by buying off his superiors and building support through his fellow Private Secretaries in the other Ministries.

    On election night, Hacker glumly ruminates on his political future to Appleby, to which Appleby cheerily responds, "Yes, Prime Minister", indicating Hacker's victory - and the beginning of the spin-off show "Yes, Prime Minister".   

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    Bernard [Startled by Sir Humphrey, who has just caught Bernard talking on the phone with Hacker behind Appleby's back]: Oh my GOD!
    Sir Humphrey Appleby [ssething with anger]: No, Bernard, it's just your boss!
     
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    Can Mr. & Mrs. Smith Still Get to Washington?
     

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