The Best Political Movies and TV Shows on AcornTV
Finding a good Political movie and TV show to watch can be hard, so we've ranked the best ones and included where to watch them. Check out our list of the best Political movies and TV shows of all time streaming on AcornTV.
1. Secret State
What it's about: Secret State explores the relationship between a democratically elected government, big business and the banks.
Where to Watch: 4 episodes (100%) are available to watch free online (Tubi & Peacock). 4 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (AcornTV).
2. Janet King
What it's about: Senior Prosecutor Janet King returns from maternity leave to confront a high-profile murder, and a conspiracy which will have shocking ramifications throughout the judicial system.
Where to Watch: 25 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Hoopla & AcornTV). 24 episodes (96%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).
What it's about: Monarchy is a Channel 4 British TV series, 2004-2006, by British academic David Starkey, charting the political and ideological history of the English monarchy from the Saxon period to modern times. The show also aired on PBS stations throughout the United States, courtesy of PBS-member station WNET. In Australia, all four seasons were broadcast on ABC1 from May 2005 onwards.
Where to Watch: 16 episodes (94%) are available to stream on a subscription service (AcornTV & Xive TV). 16 episodes (94%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 3 services (Google Play, Prime Video & YouTube).
4. The Politician's Wife
What it's about: The Politician's Wife is a British television political drama written by Paula Milne, broadcast on Channel 4 in 1995 and starring Trevor Eve and Juliet Stevenson. The story centres around high-flying politician Duncan Matlock, Families Minister for the UK Government, who becomes embroiled in tabloid scandal as it is discovered that he has been having an affair with a former escort turned parliamentary researcher. Duncan's wife Flora becomes the focus of media attention as her reactions to the revelations are played out. Initially she plays out the part of the loyal wife, but as an aide of her husband feeds her details about the affair and various other political scandals that could be made to happen. She begins to sabotage her husband's integrity and reputation through a campaign of leaks and misinformation to the press and British Conservative Party stalwarts. After a series of increasingly sensational and damaging stories in the press, her husband is forced to resign in humiliation. The last episode closes with the results of the by-election being announced on TV. Flora Matlock wins with the support of her party whilst her husband is exiled to a minor post in Belgium.
Where to Watch: 3 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (AcornTV). 3 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 3 services (Google Play, Prime Video & YouTube).
5. Birds of a Feather
What it's about: Birds of a Feather is a British sitcom that was broadcast on BBC One from 1989 until 1998 and on ITV from 2013. Starring Pauline Quirke, Linda Robson and Lesley Joseph, it was created by Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran, who also wrote some of the episodes along with many other writers. The first episode sees sisters Tracey Stubbs and Sharon Theodopolopodos brought together when their husbands are sent to prison for armed robbery. Sharon, who lived in an Edmonton council flat, moves into Tracey's expensive house in Chigwell, Essex. Their next-door neighbour, and later friend, Dorien Green is a middle-aged married woman who is constantly having affairs with younger men. In the later series the location is changed to Hainault. The series ended on Christmas Eve 1998 after a 9-year-run.On 3 March 2009, the The Mirror reported that the classic sitcom was set for a return reporting that Lesley Joseph, Pauline Quirke and Linda Robson have all been asked by the team behind the sitcom to make another series. Quirke was reported as saying that they were up for the challenge if the writers came up with good ideas. After this speculation of a return in early 2009 nothing more was said. However, in July 2012 Lesley Joseph hinted that Birds of a Feather could return for another series following a successful stage tour.
Where to Watch: 26 episodes (20%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Hoopla & AcornTV). 16 episodes (13%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).
6. The Spy Who Went Into the Cold
What it's about: A documentary about Kim Philby, a British member of MI6 who was in reality a spy and defected to the U.S.S.R.
Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, AcornTV & Xive TV).