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The Best Political Movies on CBS All Access

Finding a good Political movie 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 of all time streaming on CBS All Access.

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1. District 9

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7.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo90%
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91/100
Released: 2009Rated: R
Science-Fiction, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Thirty years ago, aliens arrive on Earth. Not to conquer or give aid, but to find refuge from their dying planet. Separated from humans in a South African area called District 9, the aliens are managed by Multi-National United, which is unconcerned with the aliens' welfare but will do anything to master their advanced technology. When a company field agent contracts a mysterious virus that begins to alter his DNA, there is only one place he can hide: District 9.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & CBS All Access) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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2. Crash

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7.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo74%
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88/100
Released: 2004Rated: R
Drama, Mystery

What it's about: Los Angeles citizens with vastly separate lives collide in interweaving stories of race, loss and redemption.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix, CBS All Access & Tribeca Short List), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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3. Star Trek: First Contact

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo93%
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86/100
Released: 1996Rated: PG-13
Science-Fiction, Action & Adventure

What it's about: The Borg, a relentless race of cyborgs, are on a direct course for Earth. Violating orders to stay away from the battle, Captain Picard and the crew of the newly-commissioned USS Enterprise E pursue the Borg back in time to prevent the invaders from changing Federation history and assimilating the galaxy.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Sony Crackle, PopcornFlix & Tubi), stream on a subscription service (CBS All Access), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (IFC) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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4. Inside Job

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8.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo98%
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85/100
Released: 2010Rated: PG-13
Documentary, Crime

What it's about: A film that exposes the shocking truth behind the economic crisis of 2008. The global financial meltdown, at a cost of over $20 trillion, resulted in millions of people losing their homes and jobs. Through extensive research and interviews with major financial insiders, politicians and journalists, Inside Job traces the rise of a rogue industry and unveils the corrosive relationships which have corrupted politics, regulation and academia.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (CBS All Access) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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5. GoldenEye

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo78%
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85/100
Released: 1995Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Thriller

What it's about: James Bond must unmask the mysterious head of the Janus Syndicate and prevent the leader from utilizing the GoldenEye weapons system to inflict devastating revenge on Britain.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & CBS All Access) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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6. From Russia with Love

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7.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo95%
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85/100
Released: 1963Rated: PG
Action & Adventure, Thriller

What it's about: Agent 007 is back in the second installment of the James Bond series, this time battling a secret crime organization known as SPECTRE. Russians Rosa Klebb and Kronsteen are out to snatch a decoding device known as the Lektor, using the ravishing Tatiana to lure Bond into helping them. Bond willingly travels to meet Tatiana in Istanbul, where he must rely on his wits to escape with his life in a series of deadly encounters with the enemy

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (CBS All Access) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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7. Ghost

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo73%
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82/100
Released: 1990Rated: PG-13
Fantasy, Romance

What it's about: Sam Wheat is a banker, Molly Jensen is an artist, and the two are madly in love. However, when Sam is murdered by his friend and corrupt business partner Carl Bruner over a shady business deal, he is left to roam the earth as a powerless spirit. When he learns of Carl's betrayal, Sam must seek the help of psychic Oda Mae Brown to set things right and protect Molly from Carl and his goons.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (IMDb TV), stream on a popular subscription service (Showtime, CBS All Access & fuboTV), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime & Epix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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8. The Ides of March

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7.1/10
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80/100
Released: 2011Rated: R
Drama, Thriller

What it's about: Dirty tricks stand to soil an ambitious young press spokesman's idealism in a cutthroat presidential campaign where 'victory' is relative.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Sony Crackle), stream on a subscription service (CBS All Access) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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9. The Ghost Writer

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7.2/10
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80/100
Released: 2010Rated: PG-13
Drama, Thriller

What it's about: A writer stumbles upon a long-hidden secret when he agrees to help former British Prime Minister Adam Lang complete his memoirs on a remote island after the politician's assistant drowns in a mysterious accident.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi & Vudu), stream on a subscription service (CBS All Access & Tribeca Short List), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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10. Patriot Games

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6.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo72%
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79/100
Released: 1992Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: When CIA Analyst Jack Ryan interferes with an IRA assassination, a renegade faction targets Jack and his family as revenge.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (IMDb TV), stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & CBS All Access) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play, Prime Video & 4 others).

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11. On Her Majesty's Secret Service

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6.7/10
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78/100
Released: 1969Rated: PG
Action & Adventure, Thriller

What it's about: James Bond tracks his archnemesis, Ernst Blofeld, to a mountaintop retreat where he is training an army of beautiful, lethal women. Along the way, Bond falls for Italian contessa Tracy Draco, and marries her in order to get closer to Blofeld.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (CBS All Access) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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12. The Manchurian Candidate

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6.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo80%
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77/100
Released: 2004Rated: R
Drama, Mystery

What it's about: Years after his squad was ambushed during the Gulf War, Major Ben Marco finds himself having terrible nightmares. He begins to doubt that his fellow squad-mate Sergeant Raymond Shaw, now a vice-presidential candidate, is the hero he remembers him being. As Marco's doubts deepen, Shaw's political power grows, and, when Marco finds a mysterious implant embedded in his back, the memory of what really happened begins to return.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO & CBS All Access), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (HBO) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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13. The American President

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6.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo91%
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77/100
Released: 1995Rated: PG-13
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: 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 decimate his approval ratings.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (CBS All Access) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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14. Amistad

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7.3/10
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76/100
Released: 1997Rated: R
Drama, History

What it's about: In 1839, the slave ship Amistad set sail from Cuba to America. During the long trip, Cinque leads the slaves in an unprecedented uprising. They are then held prisoner in Connecticut, and their release becomes the subject of heated debate. Freed slave Theodore Joadson wants Cinque and the others exonerated and recruits property lawyer Roger Baldwin to help his case. Eventually, John Quincy Adams also becomes an ally.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Starz & CBS All Access), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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15. For Your Eyes Only

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6.8/10
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75/100
Released: 1981Rated: PG
Action & Adventure, Thriller

What it's about: A British spy ship has sunk and on board was a hi-tech encryption device. James Bond is sent to find the device that holds British launching instructions before the enemy Soviets get to it first.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (CBS All Access) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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16. Tomorrow Never Dies

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6.5/10
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75/100
Released: 1997Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Thriller

What it's about: A deranged media mogul is staging international incidents to pit the world’s superpowers against each other. Now 007 must take on this evil mastermind in an adrenaline-charged battle to end his reign of terror and prevent global pandemonium.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & CBS All Access) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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17. Once Upon a Time in Mexico

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6.4/10
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73/100
Released: 2003Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Thriller

What it's about: Hitman "El Mariachi" becomes involved in international espionage involving a psychotic CIA agent and a corrupt Mexican general.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Starz & CBS All Access), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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18. Dick

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6.1/10
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65/100
Released: 1999Rated: PG-13
Comedy

What it's about: Two high school girls 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 scandal.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Sony Crackle), stream on a subscription service (CBS All Access) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Prime Video & Vudu).

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19. Resident Evil: Damnation

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61/100
Released: 2012Rated: R
Animation, Action & Adventure

What it's about: U.S. federal agent Leon S. Kennedy sneaks into the "East Slavic Republic" to verify rumors that Bio-Organic Weapons (BOWs) are being used in the country's civil war, which the U.S. and Russia are making preparations to jointly intervene in. Right after his infiltration, the U.S. government orders him to leave immediately. Determined to uncover the truth, Leon ignores the order and enters the battlefield to end the chain of tragedies caused by the BOWs.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Sony Crackle), stream on a subscription service (CBS All Access) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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20. Star Trek V: The Final Frontier

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5.5/10
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60/100
Released: 1989Rated: PG
Science-Fiction, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Capt. Kirk and his crew must deal with Mr. Spock's half brother who kidnaps three diplomats and hijacks the Enterprise in his obsessive search for God.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Hulu & CBS All Access), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix & IFC) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).