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Top 5 movies about US presidents

This Presidents’ Day weekend, you might be tempted to venture out and see a few new movies. Or your thoughts might turn to how Hollywood has portrayed US presidents. Monitor film critic Peter Rainer shows how its handling of America’s chief executives does – and doesn’t – mirror the treatment they get from the public.

This Presidents’ Day, our team thought it would be fun to invite Monitor film critic Peter Rainer to share his thoughts on the best presidential movies. He admits that the genre can be a bit dull at times. However, if you look beyond the drama, occasional inaccuracies, and irreverence, these films become “an invaluable indicator of our national aspirations.”

Take a few minutes to watch this video, in which Peter outlines his favorite presidential movies. 

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