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Top Political Satire Movies

23 August 2009

Political satire has a long and often hilarious tradition particularly in Britain and the States.

In The Loop which is out to own and rent on DVD from the 24th August, brings these two super-powers together in a plot by the President of the United States and the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom to launch a war in the Middle East.

The film is obviously making a serious point about Anglo-American politics in the 21st century but giving the audience plenty of laughs in the process!

There have been several brilliant political satire films over the last half decade, however what are the best one's? Here we countdown the top five. 



Swing Vote

Bud Johnson (Kevin Costner), an apathetic, beer-slinging, lovable loser, is coasting through a life that has passed him by. The one bright spot is his precocious, over-achieving 12-year-old daughter Molly. She takes care of both of them, until one mischievous moment on Election Day, when she accidentally sets off a chain of events which culminates in the election coming down to one vote... her dad's. more film info ...

Fahrenheit 9/11

Fahreheit 9/11 is Academy Award-winning filmmaker Michael Moore's searing examination of the Bush administration's actions in the wake of the tragic events of 9/11. With his characteristic humor and dogged commitment to uncovering the facts, Moore considers the presidency of George W. Bush and where it has led us. more film info ...

Team America: World Police

Directed by South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, Team America: World Police is a tongue-in-cheek but nonetheless politically biting send up of the CGI-laden, big-budget action movies that have taken an almost exclusive hold over mainstream box offices. more film info ...

Wag The Dog

Robert DeNiro stars as a Washington spinmaster who needs a war to distract the public's attention from a sex scandal involving the President. Dustin Hoffman received an Academy Award nomination for his role in this biting political satire. more film info ...

Dr Strangelove 

Dr Strangelove is producer/director Stanley Kubrick's brilliant, satirical, provocative black comedy/fantasy regarding doomsday and Cold War politics that features an accidental, inadvertent, pre-emptive nuclear attack. more film info ...


In The Loop on DVD 24th August

Britain and America; friends and allies as far back as anyone can remember. Both the US President and UK Prime Minister fancy a war but not everyone agrees - including US Assistant Secretary for Diplomacy, US Army General (James Gandolfini) and a floundering British Minister Simon Foster (Tom Hollander). When Foster accidentally announces on national TV that ‘war is unforeseeable,' the British government is sent into a spiral of chaos and spin propagated by verbosely aggressive Director of Communications, Malcom Tucker (Peter Capaldi). Foster attempts to neutralise his ‘unforeseeable' comment by telling the British public to prepare to ‘climb the mountain of conflict' but soon finds himself bundled off to Washington on a fact-finder.  There he becomes both a pawn for the secret war committee and a poster-boy for the General and the Assistant Secretary for Diplomacy's anti-war campaign.

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