Political comedy movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant political comedy movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out political comedy, humorous, realistic, clever, political and witty films and TV shows about / with politics, satire, state affairs, political satire, catastrophe, president, storytelling, dialogue, mentor and culture clash plots mostly in Comedy, Drama and Adventure genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as political comedy: Black Sheep (1996), Veep (2012), Bob Roberts (1992), Ambassadors (2013), W. (2008), My Fellow Americans (1996), Canadian Bacon (1995), Bananas (1971), The Distinguished Gentleman (1992), The Death of Stalin (2017).

List of political comedy movies

 6.3
 37K
Black Sheep (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When dignified Albert Donnelly runs for Governor, his team moves to keep his slow-witted and klutzy younger brother, Mike, out of the eye of the media. To baby-sit Mike, the campaign assigns sarcastic Steve, who gets the experience of a lifetime ...
Style: humorous, political comedy, idiotic, light, feel good ...
Plot: political satire, friends, partners, parents and children, political conspiracy, political campaign, political candidate, alcohol abuse, campaign, sarcasm, nitrous oxide, hidden camera ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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 8.3
 46K
Veep (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
TV show
Story: A look into American politics, revolving around former Senator Selina Meyer who finds being Vice President of the United States is nothing like she expected and everything everyone ever warned her about.
Style: sitcom, witty, clever, humorous, not serious ...
Plot: politics, mishap, vice president, political satire, politician, workplace situations, boss and employee, satire, boss, senator, government official, administration ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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 7.0
 13K
Bob Roberts (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Mock documentary about an upstart candidate for the U.S. Senate written and directed by actor Tim Robbins. Bob Roberts is a folksinger with a difference: He offers tunes that protest welfare chiselers, liberal whining, and the like. As the ...
Style: witty, cynical, humorous, political comedy, talky ...
Plot: political satire, republican, election campaign, politics, assassination attempt, political campaign, senator, conservative, manipulation, journalism, manipulations, ambition ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, nicaragua, new york
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 7.5
 1K
Ambassadors (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
TV show
Story: The adventures and politics of a British ambassador to a fictitious Asian country called Tajbekistan.
Style: humorous, political comedy, light, feel good, captivating ...
Plot: politics, satire, secretary, translator, workplace situations, state affairs, workplace, ambassador, dictatorship, tourist, political humor, misadventure ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east
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 6.3
 46K
W. (2008)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: USA, Australia, Hong Kong, Switzerland, China
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Whether you love him or hate him, there is no question that George W. Bush is one of the most controversial public figures in recent memory. W takes viewers through Bush’s eventful life -- his struggles and triumphs, how he found both his wife and ...
Style: sincere, cynical, political comedy, factual, contemplative ...
Plot: politics, americana, election, patriotism, rise to the top, president, leadership, parents and children, iraq war, society, head of state, doubts and hesitations ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 60s, 70s, 21st century ...
Place: texas, usa, washington d.c., yale university, iraq ...
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My Fellow Americans (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: They used to run the country. Now they're running for their lives! Two on-the-lam former Presidents of the United States. Framed in a scandal by the current President and pursued by armed agents, the two squabbling political foes plunge into a ...
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic, political comedy ...
Plot: politics, political corruption, assassination attempt, assassination, disorder, buddies, odd couple, white house, dishonesty, deadly, goofy hero, state affairs ...
Time: 90s
Place: washington d.c., west virginia, ohio, usa
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 6.0
 16K
Canadian Bacon (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Canadian Bacon is the only fictitious film from Director Michael Moore. This comedy is about an American president who decides to go to war to bring the public’s opinion of him up during election time. Canadian Bacon is actor John Candy’s last ...
Style: humorous, talky, semi serious, satirical, political comedy ...
Plot: political conspiracy, politics, white house, satire, dishonesty, political satire, cold war, farce, head of state, culture clash, state affairs, nothing goes right ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, canada, united states, iraq, california
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 7.0
 34K
Bananas (1971)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: When a bumbling New Yorker is dumped by his activist girlfriend, he travels to a tiny Latin American nation and becomes involved in its latest rebellion.
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, political comedy, talky ...
Plot: dictatorship, rebellion, politics, fish out of water, loser, satire, rise to the top, misfit, revolution, political activism, political satire, cia ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: latin america, new york
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The Brady Bunch in the White House (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Mike Brady becomes the President of the United States, and names Carol as his V.P..
Style: not serious, witty, humorous, political comedy, political
Plot: politics, media, parody, goofy hero, political conspiracy, political intrigue, state affairs, fighting the system, rise to the top, fish out of water, family life, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: washington d.c.
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The Distinguished Gentleman (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A Florida con man uses the passing of the long time Congressman from his district who he just happens to share a name with, to get elected to his version of paradise, Congress, where the money flows from lobbyists. But soon he learns the nature of ...
Style: realistic, political comedy, clever, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: lobbyist, politics, terminal illness, greed, political corruption, rise to the top, dishonesty, human spirit, fall in love, comedy of errors, cons and scams, switching roles ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: washington d.c., usa, florida, latin america
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The Death of Stalin (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History
Country: UK, France, Belgium, Canada, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When tyrannical dictator Joseph Stalin dies in 1953, his parasitic cronies square off in a frantic power struggle to become the next Soviet leader. Among the contenders are the dweebish Georgy Malenkov, the wily Nikita Khrushchev and Lavrenti Beria ...
Style: banned film, satirical, political comedy
Plot: josef stalin, political satire, socialism, military, death, chaos, repression, power struggle, funeral, dictator, satire, political intrigue ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, year 1953, year 1956, year 1949 ...
Place: soviet union, ussr, russia, siberia, moscow russia
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 6.6
 146K
Idiocracy (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: To test its top-secret Human Hibernation Project, the Pentagon picks the most average Americans it can find - an Army private and a prostitute - and sends them to the year 2505 after a series of freak events. But when they arrive, they find a ...
Style: thought provoking, humorous, not serious, offbeat, absurd ...
Plot: stupidity, future dystopia, evolution, satire, society, social decay, dimwit, sent to the future, army, distopia, life turned upside down, hibernation ...
Time: future, year 2005
Place: washington d.c., usa
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 7.2
 79K
Wag the Dog (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: During the final weeks of a presidential race, the President is accused of sexual misconduct. To distract the public until the election, the President's adviser hires a Hollywood producer to help him stage a fake war.
Style: talky, humorous, realistic, thought provoking, suspense ...
Plot: political conspiracy, satire, presidential election, cia, political corruption, election, senator, election campaign, politics, journalism, cons and scams, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: albania, washington d.c., usa, latin america, iraq ...
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Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After the insane General Jack D. Ripper initiates a nuclear strike on the Soviet Union, a war room full of politicians, generals and a Russian diplomat all frantically try to stop the nuclear strike.
Style: cult film, offbeat, suspense, cynical, humorous ...
Plot: cold war, nuclear, military, satire, nuclear holocaust, paranoia, anti war, president, military base, weirdo, catastrophe, pilot ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1942, 1960s
Place: pentagon, russia, soviet union
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The New Statesman (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: The New Statesman is a British sitcom of the late 1980s and early 1990s satirising the Conservative government of the time. It was written by Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran at the request of, and as a starring vehicle for, its principal actor, Rik ...
Style: sitcom, surreal, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: politics, satire, suburban life, tv show, workplace romance, media satire, suburbs, workplace situations, state affairs, media, legal action, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: yorkshire, england, europe, northern england, london
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Death Becomes Her (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Madeline is married to Ernest, who was once arch-rival Helen's fiance. After recovering from a mental breakdown, Helen vows to kill Madeline and steal back Ernest. Unfortunately for everyone, the introduction of a magic potion causes things to ...
Style: dark humor, gothic, humorous, satirical, cynical ...
Plot: afterlife, immortality, love triangle, rivalry, obsession, couple relations, supernatural, death, vengeance, magic, zombie, jealousy ...
Time: 90s, 2020s, 1990s, 80s, 70s ...
Place: beverly hills, usa, california, los angeles
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 7.4
 12K
The Falling (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Natha a poor farmer from Peepli village in the heart of rural India is about to lose his plot of land due to an unpaid bank loan. A quick fix to the problem is the a government program that aids the families of indebted farmers who have committed ...
Style: semi serious, dark humor, suspenseful, light, entertaining ...
Plot: media circus, satire, media, society, nothing goes right, media hype, farmer, debt, suicide attempt, bureaucracy, down on your luck, media satire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
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 6.1
 125K
The Campaign (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Two rival politicians compete to win an election to represent their small North Carolina congressional district in the United States House of Representatives.
Style: humorous, satirical, funny, twists and turns, witty ...
Plot: politics, congressman, farce, election campaign, political corruption, profanity, uninhibited rivalry, media, ambition, debate, campaign, parody ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa
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Saturday Night Live (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: A late-night live television sketch comedy and variety show created by Lorne Michaels. The show's comedy sketches, which parody contemporary culture and politics, are performed by a large and varying cast of repertory and newer cast members. ...
Style: not serious, humorous, witty, talky, topical humor ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, singer, musician, politics, actor, cross dressing, comedian, performance, celebrity culture, friends, artists and showbiz, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, 20th century, 80s, 70s ...
Place: usa, new york, america
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 5.7
 249
Wanda at Large (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Wanda at Large is an American sitcom that ran for two seasons on the Fox network in 2003. The series was created by and stars comedian Wanda Sykes.
Style: humorous, captivating, feel good, light, realistic ...
Plot: politics, family relations, relationship vs career, tv show, single parent, workplace, media, social relations, female protagonist, civil rights, satire, stand up comedian ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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Head of State (2016)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Armenia
Story: Grigor is an eccentric young man with every prerequisite to become a great journalist, but he avoids responsibility and blames his every problem on others, circumstances and the Government. But everything changes when he wakes up as the President of ...
Style: political comedy
Plot: president, demonstration, armenian, politics
Place: yerevan, georgia (former ussr), caucasus, armenia
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The Beach Party at the Threshold of Hell (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Based on the concept of "New America" in the year 2097, two decades after a nuclear apocalypse, Tex Kennedy, two robotic ex-secret service agents, and a female cannibal journey to find a famously dangerous area known as the "Threshold ...
Style: humorous, futuristic, dark humor, semi serious, political comedy
Plot: politics, survival, satire, save the world, escapades, race against time, chaos, society, danger, future dystopia, apocalypse, androids and robots ...
Time: future
Place: florida, usa
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Juan of the Dead (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Spain, Cuba
Duration: 92 min.
Story: While Havana is full of zombies hungry for human flesh, official media reported that the disturbances are caused by dissidents paid by the United States. Panic seizes all until Juan comes to the rescue: he discovers he can kill the undead destroying ...
Style: dark humor, exciting, scary, humorous, not serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie apocalypse, zombie, chaos, survival, cannibalism, anti hero, business venture, heroes, anti heroes, plague, supernatural, deadly ...
Place: cuba
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 5.5
 18K
Head of State (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When a presidential candidate dies unexpectedly in the middle of the campaign, the Democratic party unexpectedly picks a Washington, D.C. alderman, Mays Gilliam (Rock) as his replacement .
Style: humorous, realistic, witty, semi serious, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: presidential election, election campaign, politics, state affairs, ambition, republican, fish out of water, head of state, satire, white house, rescue, bail bondsman ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., nashville tennessee, chicago illinois
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 5.3
 10K
First Kid (1996)
Genre: Family, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Some say that to be the leader of a country is one of the loneliest jobs in the world. But being the child of a world leader can be doubly so. Constantly surrounded by security officers, restricted in movements and having almost every waking moment ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, touching, realistic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: white house, bodyguard, friendship, family, fish out of water, mischievous children, secret agent, secret agents, usa president, shopping mall, boxing, president ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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 6.1
 19K
Dick (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Canada, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Comedy about two high school girls who wander off during a class trip to the White House and meet President Richard Nixon. They become the official dog walkers for Nixon's dog Checkers, and become his secret advisors during the Watergate ...
Style: humorous, not serious, light, entertaining, clever ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: politics, teenage life, goofy hero, journalism, workplace intrigue, farce, dishonesty, high school, investigation, friendship, white house, whistleblower ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., usa
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 6.8
 49K
Dave (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Bill Mitchell is the philandering and distant President of the United States. Dave Kovic is a sweet-natured and caring Temp Agency operator, who by a staggering coincidence looks exactly like the President. As such, when Mitchell wants to escape an ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, witty, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: u.s. president, lookalikes, politics, secret service, political corruption, president, congress, coma, conspiracy, romance, head of state, white house ...
Time: 90s, twentieth century, 1990s, 20th century, year 1993
Place: usa, washington d.c., california
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 6.8
 25K
Bulworth (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A suicidally disillusioned liberal politician puts a contract out on himself and takes the opportunity to be bluntly honest with his voters by affecting the rhythms and speech of hip-hop music and culture.
Style: witty, humorous, thought provoking, satirical, clever ...
Plot: politics, liberal, hip hop, political satire, political corruption, senator, interracial romance, insurance, romance, americana, fighting the system, society ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, washington d.c., united states ...
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 6.0
 4K
Blaze (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: This movie tells the story of the latter years of Earl Long, a flamboyant governor of Louisiana. The aging Earl, an unapologetic habitue of strip joints, falls in love with young stripper Blaze Starr. When Earl and Blaze move in together, ...
Style: sexy, realistic, serious, political comedy, political ...
Plot: politics, stripper, opposites attract, forbidden love, civil rights, governor, romance, love and romance, couples, campaign, injustice, media ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa, latin america, new jersey ...
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The American President (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Widowed U.S. president Andrew Shepherd, one of the world's most powerful men, can have anything he wants -- and what he covets most is Sydney Ellen Wade, a Washington lobbyist. But Shepherd's attempts at courting her spark wild rumors and ...
Style: touching, witty, realistic, semi serious, political ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: president, politics, fall in love, liberal, widower, romance, democrat, republican, conservative, white house, senator, chief of staff ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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