Political Thrillers That Will Thrill You (Politically)!

Politics aren't necessarily the subject we turn to for escapism, but sometimes that's just what they are. Movies that deal in conspiracies and covert operations, where the whole world (or at least a government or two) are at stack can simplify our hang ups about the way the world runs, and mine those anxieties for tension and entertainment. Here's a list of some of my favorite political thrillers!

  • Foreign Correspondent
  • Ministry of Fear
  • The Man Who Knew Too Much
  • The Manchurian Candidate
  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
  • Torn Curtain
  • Wild in the Streets
  • Burn!
  • Three Days of the Condor
  • All the President's Men
  • The Hunt for Red October
  • Patriot Games
  • In the Line of Fire
  • Clear and Present Danger
  • Fatherland
  • Harrison Bergeron
  • Nick of Time
  • Richard III
  • Enemy of the State
  • The Contender
  • Thirteen Days
  • The Tailor of Panama
  • The Sum of All Fears
  • Battle Royale II: Requiem
  • Spartan
  • Munich
  • The Lives of Others
  • Shooter
  • Vantage Point
  • The International
  • Fair Game
  • The Devil's Double
  • Coriolanus
  • Operation Avalanche
  • The Purge: Election Year
  • The Post
  • Slay the Dragon
  • The Platform
  • The Hunt