THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE (1962)

A vast conspiracy is set to bring down the government, and only Frank Sinatra can stop it.

WAG THE DOG (1997)

This political satire remains hilarious, but these days can’t quite escape its basic 1990s-ness.

BORN YESTERDAY (1950)

The only movie I’ve ever seen where the guy likes the girl more after she puts on glasses.

ELECTION (1999)

A biting satire about a high school election that understands America better than any movie actually about national politics.

BEING THERE (1979)

If he acts like a rich white dude and talks like a rich white dude, does it matter if he has no idea what he’s doing?