Account IconLogin|Sign Up
netflix
amazon_prime
hulu_plus
disney_plus
hbo
& more all in one place. Totally free to use!
Political
arrow
AllAction & AdventureAnimationBiographyComedyCrimeCultDocumentaryDramaFamilyFantasyFoodGame ShowHistoryHome & GardenHorrorLGBTQMusicalMysteryRealityRomanceScience-FictionStand-up & TalkThrillerTravelAbout AfricaAdaptationAlienAnimalBased on BooksBased On True StoryCarChristmasClassicComing of AgeDark ComedyDatingDoctorDogDrugEgyptEscapeFashionFeel-goodFemale DirectorFightingFriendshipFuturisticGhostGreeceHolidayKidnappingMatureMedievalMilitaryMusicPolicePoliticalPrisonPsychologyReligionRevengeRobotRomeRoyaltyScienceSerial KillerSpaceSportsSpySupernaturalSuspenseTeacherTime TravelVampireVideo GamesWarWorld War II
arrowarrow
Movies & TV Shows
arrow
Movies & TV ShowsMoviesTV Shows
Get recommendations and notifications when movies & shows come to your streaming services.
On
BritBox
arrow
Every Service
Every Service
Free Services
Free Services
Your Services
Your Services
Netflix
Netflix
Hulu
Hulu
Prime Video
Prime Video
Disney+
Disney+
HBO MAX
HBO MAX
HBO
HBO
fuboTV
fuboTV
Showtime
Showtime
Starz
Starz
CBS All Access
CBS All Access
Epix
Epix
Crunchyroll
Crunchyroll
Funimation
Funimation
AMC Premiere
AMC Premiere
Kanopy
Kanopy
The Criterion Channel
The Criterion Channel
BritBox
BritBox
DC Universe
DC Universe
Cinemax
Cinemax
Fandor
Fandor
AcornTV
AcornTV
BET+
BET+
Shudder
Shudder
YouTube Premium
YouTube Premium
A&E
A&E
AMC
AMC
FX
FX
FOX
FOX
NBC
NBC
USA
USA
Comedy Central
Comedy Central
BET
BET
Adult Swim
Adult Swim
Hallmark
Hallmark
NatGeo
NatGeo
TVLand
TVLand
Sundance
Sundance
Syfy
Syfy
TBS
TBS
TNT
TNT
MTV
MTV
IFC
IFC
BBC America
BBC America
TCM
TCM
Viceland
Viceland
arrowarrow
Want to Select more than one service? Add your services to your free Reelgood account to see everything you can watch!

The Best Political Movies and TV Shows on BritBox

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 BritBox.

VIEW: best
Have You Seen?
TV
backdrop
hbo_max
amazon_prime
britbox

1. The Thick of It

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
8.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo85%
Reelgood Logo
79/100
Year: 2005-2020Rated: TV-MASeasons: 4
Comedy

What it's about: Set in the corridors of power and spin, the Minister for Social Affairs is continually harassed by Number 10's policy enforcer and dependent on his not-so-reliable team of civil servants.

Where to Watch: 21 episodes (84%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & BritBox). 25 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play, Prime Video & 3 others).

Have You Seen?
TV
backdrop
britbox

2. Only Fools and Horses

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
8.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes LogoN/A
Reelgood Logo
73/100
Year: 1981-2020Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 9
Comedy

What it's about: The misadventures of two wheeler dealer brothers Del Boy and Rodney Trotter of “Trotters Independent Traders PLC” who scrape their living by selling dodgy goods believing that next year they will be millionaires.

Where to Watch: 47 episodes (87%) are available to stream on a subscription service (BritBox).

Have You Seen?
TV
backdrop
amazon_prime
hulu_plus
britbox

3. Blackadder

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
8.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes LogoN/A
Reelgood Logo
73/100
Year: 1983-2020Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 4
Comedy

What it's about: Through four series and a few specials, Edmund Blackadder and his greasy sidekick Baldrick conjure up cunning plans as Edmund tries to take advantage of desperate times. These situation tragedies had obvious parallels from the Dark Ages to Elizabethan times, the rule of mad George III, and The Great War.

Where to Watch: 24 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Hulu & BritBox). 24 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Prime Video & Vudu).

Have You Seen?
TV
backdrop
britbox

4. Yes Minister

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
8.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes LogoN/A
Reelgood Logo
70/100
Year: 1980-2020Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 3
Comedy

What it's about: Set principally in the private office of a British Cabinet minister in the Department of Administrative Affairs in Whitehall, Yes Minister follows the ministerial career of The Rt Hon Jim Hacker MP, played by Paul Eddington. His various struggles to formulate and enact legislation or effect departmental changes are opposed by the British Civil Service, in particular his Permanent Secretary, Sir Humphrey Appleby, played by Nigel Hawthorne. His Principal Private Secretary Bernard Woolley, played by Derek Fowlds, is usually caught between the two. The sequel, Yes, Prime Minister, continued with the same cast and followed the events of the premiership of Jim Hacker after his unexpected elevation to Number 10 upon the resignation of the previous PM.

Where to Watch: 21 episodes (91%) are available to stream on a subscription service (BritBox). 23 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

Have You Seen?
TV
backdrop
britbox

5. The Vicar of Dibley

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
8.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes LogoN/A
Reelgood Logo
67/100
Year: 1994-2020Rated: TV-14Seasons: 5
Comedy

What it's about: Reverend Granger is assigned as the Vicar of the rural parish of Dibley, but she is not quite what the villagers expected.

Where to Watch: 16 episodes (80%) are available to stream on a subscription service (BritBox).

Have You Seen?
TV
backdrop
britbox

6. Yes, Prime Minister

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
8.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes LogoN/A
Reelgood Logo
67/100
Year: 1986-2020Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 2
Comedy

What it's about: James Hacker MP the Government's bumbling minister for Administrative Affairs is propelled along the corridors of power to the very pinnacle of politics - No. 10. Could this have possibly have been managed by his trusted Permanent Private Secretary, the formidably political Sir Humphrey Appleby who must move to the “Top Job” in Downing Street to support him, together with his much put upon PPS Bernard Wolley.What could possibly go wrong?

Where to Watch: 16 episodes (94%) are available to stream on a subscription service (BritBox). 17 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

Have You Seen?
TV
backdrop
hulu_plus
britbox

7. Banished

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes LogoN/A
Reelgood Logo
64/100
Year: 2015-2020Rated: TV-MASeasons: 1
Drama, History

What it's about: At its heart, Banished is a story of survival. Though it is set in the stark historical reality of the founding of the penal colony in Australia in 1788 after the arrival of the First Fleet, it is not the story of Australia and how it came to be. Rather, it is a tale of love, faith, justice and morality played out on an epic scale in a confined community where the stakes are literally life and death.

Where to Watch: 11 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu & BritBox). 11 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

Have You Seen?
TV
backdrop
britbox

8. New Blood

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes LogoN/A
Reelgood Logo
60/100
Year: 2016-2020Rated: TV-14Seasons: 1
Crime, Mystery

What it's about: Two junior investigators come together against a new breed of criminal, the uber rich and powerful corporations, individuals and governments who hide behind legitimate facades.

Where to Watch: 7 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (BritBox).

Have You Seen?
TV
backdrop
britbox

9. Our Friends in the North

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
8.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes LogoN/A
Reelgood Logo
59/100
Year: 1996-2020Seasons: 1
Drama

What it's about: Examines the politics and change across Britain from the Sixties to the Nineties seen through the varying fortunes of four friends.

Where to Watch: 9 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (BritBox).

Have You Seen?
TV
backdrop
britbox

10. Elizabeth R

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
8.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes LogoN/A
Reelgood Logo
57/100
Year: 1971-2020Seasons: 1
Drama, Biography

What it's about: This historical mini-series documents the reign of Elizabeth I with each episode focusing on one dramatic period in the lengthy reign of the Virgin Queen, including her ascension to the throne, her various marital intrigues, her problems with her cousin Mary, Queen of Scots, and the threatened invasion of the Spanish Armada.

Where to Watch: 6 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (BritBox).

poster
britbox

11. Mo

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes LogoN/A
Reelgood Logo
54/100
Released: 2010
Biography, Drama

What it's about: A docudrama about the life of the former UK Secretary of state for Northern Ireland, Mo Mowlam.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (BritBox).

Have You Seen?
TV
backdrop
acorntv
britbox
xive

12. Monarchy

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
8.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes LogoN/A
Reelgood Logo
53/100
Year: 2004-2020Seasons: 4
Documentary, History

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, BritBox & Xive TV). 16 episodes (94%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

backdrop
britbox

13. Suffragettes, with Lucy Worsley

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
8.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo100%
Reelgood Logo
53/100
Released: 2018
Documentary, History

What it's about: The story of the struggle for the women's vote is much more than just the account of the exploits of Emmeline Pankhurst or the tragic fate of Emily Davidson. Lucy Worsley puts herself at the heart of the drama, alongside a group of astonishing young working class suffragettes who decided to go against every rule and expectation that British Edwardian society (1901-1910) had about them…

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (BritBox).

Have You Seen?
TV
backdrop
britbox

14. The Six Wives of Henry VIII

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
8.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes LogoN/A
Reelgood Logo
52/100
Year: 2001-2020Seasons: 1
Documentary, Drama

What it's about: Through dramatic reconstructions and his own passionate narration, Dr. David Starkey, the controversial Tudor historian, profiles the six women who married Henry Vlll.

Where to Watch: 6 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (BritBox). 6 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Prime Video & Vudu).

Have You Seen?
TV
backdrop
britbox

15. Damned

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes LogoN/A
Reelgood Logo
49/100
Year: 2016-2020Seasons: 2
Comedy

What it's about: Comedy set in the social services department of a local authority. Social workers Rose and Al swim against the tide of bureaucracy, deal with the absurdities of life and try to navigate their equally trying professional and personal lives.

Where to Watch: 12 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (BritBox).

Have You Seen?
TV
backdrop
britbox

16. Question Time

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
6.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes LogoN/A
Reelgood Logo
44/100
Year: 1979-2020Seasons: 45

What it's about: This topical debate series based on Any Questions? typically features politicians from at least the three major political parties as well as other public figures who answer pre-selected questions put to them by a carefully selected audience.

Where to Watch: 136 episodes (9%) are available to stream on a subscription service (BritBox).

poster
amazon_prime
britbox

17. Margaret

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes LogoN/A
Reelgood Logo
43/100
Released: 2009
Drama, History

What it's about: A detailed and compelling portrait of one of the most formidable characters in British politics as she faces her final days in power. The year is 1990 and Margaret Thatcher's support within the government is wavering - her hold on the premiership hangs in the balance. Then, long-serving politician Sir Geoffrey Howe resigns over Thatcher's attitude to Europe. His resignation speech sparks a chain of events that leads to the overthrow of Britain's first woman prime minister. This modern dramatic tragedy illustrates the strengths and fatal flaws of this iconic woman more clearly than ever before and reveals how the very aspects of her character that helped her secure power are the ones that ensured her downfall. Drama starring Lindsay Duncan.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & BritBox).

Have You Seen?
TV
backdrop
britbox

18. Newzoids

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
6.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes LogoN/A
Reelgood Logo
42/100
Year: 2015-2020Seasons: 2
Comedy, Animation

What it's about: Welcome to the world of Newzoids, a topical puppet animation sketch show poking fun at pop stars, politicians, sports faces and TV favourites, and depicting our most talked about famous faces in a way they have never been seen before.Imagine a world where David Cameron and Nick Clegg battle it out on Jeremy Kyle, where Ed Miliband joins Ant and Dec on I’m A Catastrophe…Get Me Out Of Here, and where Professor Brian Cox finds an extraordinary new planet in the solar system – Kim Kardashian’s backside.

Where to Watch: 6 episodes (50%) are available to stream on a subscription service (BritBox).