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The Best Political Movies on Cinemax

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 Cinemax.

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1. The Shape of Water

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7.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo92%
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85/100
Released: 2017Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: An other-worldly story, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962, where a mute janitor working at a lab falls in love with an amphibious man being held captive there and devises a plan to help him escape.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Cinemax), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Cinemax) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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2. In the Name of the Father

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8.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo94%
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85/100
Released: 1993Rated: R
Biography, Drama

What it's about: A small time thief from Belfast, Gerry Conlon, is falsely implicated in the IRA bombing of a pub that kills several people while he is in London. He and his four friends are coerced by British police into confessing their guilt. Gerry's father and other relatives in London are also implicated in the crime. He spends fifteen years in prison with his father trying to prove his innocence.

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

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3. Darkest Hour

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7.4/10
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84/100
Released: 2017Rated: PG-13
Biography, Drama

What it's about: A thrilling and inspiring true story begins on the eve of World War II as, within days of becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchill must face one of his most turbulent and defining trials: exploring a negotiated peace treaty with Nazi Germany, or standing firm to fight for the ideals, liberty and freedom of a nation. As the unstoppable Nazi forces roll across Western Europe and the threat of invasion is imminent, and with an unprepared public, a skeptical King, and his own party plotting against him, Churchill must withstand his darkest hour, rally a nation, and attempt to change the course of world history.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Cinemax), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Cinemax) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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4. The Post

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7.2/10
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82/100
Released: 2017Rated: PG-13
Biography, Drama

What it's about: A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country's first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between journalist and government. Inspired by true events.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Cinemax) & rent or buy from $4.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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5. Les Misérables

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7.6/10
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82/100
Released: 2012Rated: PG-13
Drama, Musical

What it's about: An adaptation of the successful stage musical based on Victor Hugo's classic novel set in 19th-century France, in which a paroled prisoner named Jean Valjean seeks redemption.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Cinemax), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Cinemax) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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6. Thirteen Days

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7.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo83%
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79/100
Released: 2000Rated: PG-13
Drama, History

What it's about: The story of the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962—the nuclear standoff with the USSR sparked by the discovery by the Americans of missile bases established on the Soviet-allied island of Cuba.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (HBO & Cinemax) & rent or buy from $12.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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7. The Adjustment Bureau

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7.0/10
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79/100
Released: 2011Rated: PG-13
Romance, Science-Fiction

What it's about: A man glimpses the future Fate has planned for him – and chooses to fight for his own destiny. Battling the powerful Adjustment Bureau across, under and through the streets of New York, he risks his destined greatness to be with the only woman he's ever loved.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Cinemax), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Cinemax) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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8. Midnight Special

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6.6/10
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76/100
Released: 2016Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: A father and son go on the run after the dad learns his child possesses special powers.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Cinemax), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Cinemax) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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9. The Parallax View

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7.1/10
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74/100
Released: 1974Rated: R
Thriller, Crime

What it's about: An ambitious reporter, investigating a senator's assassination, realizes witnesses to the shooting are systematically dying and discovers a multi-million dollar corporation which serves as a front for the recruitment of political assassins.

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

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10. The Hudsucker Proxy

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7.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo56%
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73/100
Released: 1994Rated: PG
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: A naive business graduate is installed as president of a manufacturing company as part of a stock scam.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Cinemax) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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11. The Day After Tomorrow

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6.4/10
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72/100
Released: 2004Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Science-Fiction

What it's about: After years of increases in the greenhouse effect, havoc is wreaked globally in the form of catastrophic hurricanes, tornadoes, tidal waves, floods and the beginning of a new Ice Age. Paleoclimatologist, Jack Hall tries to warn the world while also shepherding to safety his son, trapped in New York after the city is overwhelmed by the start of the new big freeze.

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

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12. Prince of the City

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7.5/10
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69/100
Released: 1981Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: New York City detective Daniel Ciello agrees to help the United States Department of Justice help eliminate corruption in the police department, as long as he will not have to turn in any close friends. In doing so, Ciello uncovers a conspiracy within the force to smuggle drugs to street informants

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Cinemax), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Cinemax) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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13. Evita

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6.3/10
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67/100
Released: 1996Rated: PG-13
Musical, Biography

What it's about: The hit musical based on the life of Evita Duarte, a B-movie Argentinian actress who eventually became the wife of Argentinian president and dictator Juan Perón, and the most beloved and hated woman in Argentina.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Cinemax) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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14. Unlawful Entry

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6.3/10
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63/100
Released: 1992Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: After a break-in at their house, a couple gets help from one of the cops that answered their call. He helps them install the security system, and begins dropping by on short notice and unofficial patrol, and spends a lot of time discussing the couple's problems with the wife. The husband begins wondering if they're getting too much help.

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

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15. Traffik

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6.0/10
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63/100
Released: 2018Rated: R
Thriller, Horror

What it's about: A couple off for a romantic weekend in the mountains are accosted by a biker gang. Alone in the mountains, Brea and John must defend themselves against the gang, who will stop at nothing to protect their secrets.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Cinemax) & rent or buy from $6.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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16. Someone Like You...

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6.1/10
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60/100
Released: 2001Rated: PG-13
Comedy, Romance

What it's about: Jane Goodale has everything going for her. She's a producer on a popular daytime talk show, and is in a hot romance with the show's dashing executive producer Ray. But when the relationship goes terribly awry, Jane begins an extensive study of the male animal, including her womanizing roommate Eddie. Jane puts her studies and romantic misadventure to use as a pseudonymous sex columnist -- and becomes a sensation.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Cinemax), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Cinemax) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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17. The Condemned

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6.0/10
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56/100
Released: 2007Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Thriller

What it's about: Jack Conrad is awaiting the death penalty in a corrupt Central American prison. He is "purchased" by a wealthy television producer and taken to a desolate island where he must fight to the death against nine other condemned killers from all corners of the world, with freedom going to the sole survivor.

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

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18. The Skulls

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5.6/10
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54/100
Released: 2000Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: A senior at an ivy league college, who depends on scholarships and working on the side, gets accepted into the secret society The Skulls. He hopes it betters chances at Harvard but The Skulls is not what he thought and comes at a price.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Cinemax), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Cinemax) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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19. Volunteers

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5.5/10
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54/100
Released: 1985Rated: R
Comedy

What it's about: Lawrence is a rich kid with a bad accent and a large debt. After his father refuses to help him out, Lawrence escapes his angry debtors by jumping on a Peace Corp flight to Southeast Asia, where he is assigned to build a bridge for the local villagers with American-As-Apple-Pie WSU Grad Tom Tuttle and the beautiful and down-to earth Beth Wexler.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Cinemax), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Cinemax) & rent or buy from $7.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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20. Bad Company

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5.6/10
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53/100
Released: 2002Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Comedy

What it's about: When a Harvard-educated CIA agent is killed during an operation, the secret agency recruits his twin brother.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Showtime), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime & Cinemax) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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21. First Daughter

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5.0/10
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48/100
Released: 2004Rated: PG
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: Samantha MacKenzie, the daughter of the president of the United States, arrives at college with a group of Secret Service agents. Samantha, however, resents their presence and decides she wants to attend school just like a normal student. Her father agrees to recall the agents but secretly assigns James, an undercover agent, to pose as a student. They fall in love, but their romance is jeopardized when Samantha learns James' true identity.

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