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2 Live Poll: Which Election or Campaign Movie Earns Your Vote?

Which Election or Campaign Movie Earns Your Vote?

Best Fictional
Election or Campaign Movie?
Which fictional political election/campaign* movie most earns your vote?

See the partial list of fictional election or campaign movies here: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls045554431/
Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/BAJyz7areFY/

Best True Story Election or Campaign Movie?
Which true story political election/campaign* movie most earns your vote?

See the partial list of true-story election or campaign movies here: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls045779377/
Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/YKHwufQppgE/

SUGGESTIONS WELCOME, *movies can encompass any campaign aspect from groundwork, campaign, convention, election, or post-election for any candidate from dog-catcher to president or be a solitary issue-centric campaign in any country

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HONORABLE MENTIONS Category:Films about elections - Wikipedia
(* some of these movies may make final poll list, depending on a mix of factors)

Solitary Issue-Centric Campaigns


The Purge: Election Year 2016 | Movie 6.0 (75,335)*
Pro-Purge vs. Anti-Purge Campaign

Thank You for Smoking 2005 | Movie 7.6 (203,491)
Cigarette Packaging Skull & Crossbones POISON Warning Campaign: Pro-Smoking (Academy of Tobacco Studies*) vs. Anti-Smoking (Senator Finistirre) *part of MOD squad coalition

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington 1939 | Movie 8.2 (94,622)
Graft & Corruption Campaign: Pro-Dam/Anti-Boys Camp (Taylor Political Machine) vs. Anti-Dam/Pro-Boys Camp (Smith's Boy Rangers)

Dick 1999 | Movie 6.1 (17,109)
Committee to Reelect the President (CReeP) Activities/Cover-Up

Highly Rated, Classic Election Movies (but not currently popular)

The Manchurian Candidate 1962 | Movie 8.0 (66,472)*

All the King's Men 1949 | Movie 7.5 (11,513)* 

Meet John Doe 1941 | Movie 7.7 (10,591)*

The Great McGinty 1940 | Movie 7.5 (2,874)*

The Best Man
1964 | Movie 7.7 (2,636)*

The Last Hurrah 1958 | Movie 7.4 (2,450)*

State of the Union 1948 | Movie 7.3 (2,992)*

The Shoes of the Fisherman 1968 | Movie 7.2 (2,978)*

The Dark Horse 1932 | Movie 7.2 (852)

Popular Movies with Election as Plot Point

Idiocracy 2006 | Movie 6.6 (127,471)

Brewster's Millions 1985 | Movie 6.5 (32,028)
 
Being There 1979 | Movie 8.0 (58,745) 

Nashville 1975 | Movie 7.8 (20,364) 

Annie 2014 | Movie 5.3 (30,197)

Canadian Bacon 1995 | Movie 5.9 (14,733)

We Have a Pope 2011 | Movie 6.7 (12,003)

The Distinguished Gentleman 1992 | Movie 5.9 (13,822)

Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace 1999 | Movie 6.5 (631,026)

Broken City 2013 | Movie 6.2 (70,356)

Angels & Demons 2009 | Movie 6.7 (245,116)

Definitely, Maybe 2008 | Movie 7.2 (142,435)*

Bulworth 1998 | Movie 6.8 (23,442)*

The Dead Zone 1983 | Movie 7.2 (52,539)*

The Adjustment Bureau 2011 | Movie 7.1 (222,155)*

In the Line of Fire 1993 | Movie 7.2 (82,453) * 

The American President 1995 | Movie 6.8 (47,141)*

Taxi Driver 1976 | Movie 8.3 (610,953)*

Election 2005 | Movie 7.1 (8,424)*

Newton 2017 | Movie 7.8 (10,626)*

Fictional Movies with Lower Vote Totals (under 5,000 IMDb votes)

Tanner '88 1988 | TV Miniseries 8.0 (672)

True Colors 1991 | Movie 6.3 (4,400)

Speechless 1994 | Movie 5.7 (4,457)

Silver City 2004 | Movie 6.1 (3,630)

Power 1986 | Movie 5.7 (2,421)

Knife Fight 2012 | Movie 5.1 (1,245)

Hangar 18 1980 | Movie 5.3 (1,890)

Grassroots 2012 | Movie 5.3 (991)

Spinning Boris 2003 | Movie 6.7 (971)
 
Running Mates 2000 | TV Movie 5.7 (589)

Tales from the Hood 2 2018 | Video 4.4 (773) "The Sacrifice" segment

The Conclave 2006 | Movie 6.5 (444) 

The Mayor 2016 | Movie 6.2 (264)

Margaret 2009 | TV Movie 7.2 (358)

Running Mates 1992 | TV Movie 5.6 (288)

Left Right and Centre 1959 | Movie 6.3 (204)

Man with a Plan 1996 | Movie 7.2 (122)

Opposites Attract 1990 | TV Movie 5.8 (34)

True Story Documentaries

Weiner 2016 | Movie 7.6 (8,711)

Merchants of Doubt 2014 | Movie 7.7 (3,243)

The War Room 1993 | Movie 7.4 (3,415)

The Last Party 2000 | TV Movie ()

Last Party 2000 2001 | Movie 6.2 (612)

True Story Biographical Movies Lower Vote Totals (under 5,000 IMDb votes)

See Arnold Run 2005 | TV Movie 5.0 (432) 

Coalition 2015 | TV Movie 7.2 (187)

Jack 2013 | TV Movie 6.8 (95)

Trudeau 2002 | TV Movie 6.7 (402)

Margaret Thatcher: The Long Walk to Finchley  2008 | TV Movie 7.1 (370)

The Jesse Ventura Story 1999 | TV Movie 4.2 (256)

The Young Mr. Pitt 1942 | Movie 6.7 (167)

A Single Woman 2008 | Movie 6.1 (49)

Untitled Lee Atwater Project | Movie

Bernie
| Movie

Kaunda | Movie

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Hi Urb,

If you'd like the "true story" poll to go live, could you delete "STILL ADDING/DELETING ANSWER OPTIONS, SUGGESTIONS WELCOME?" and also options 5, 21, and 22 since they haven't been released? You could add several of the movies you have listed above: they may not have as many votes but they might very well get some votes in the poll and some people like to find out about movies from polls. Also, a few of the documentaries have a fairly good number of votes. 

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I initially didn't feel the true story split of this poll suggestion was as ready as the fictional side. I put some additional work into it and it should be good to go now. I added a recap for each answer that details the campaign/election connection for each movie. I thought these movies had a clear connection to the topic, but it may not be obvious to some poll takers. Also, some movies have a broader scope with the campaign/election period only being one aspect. I didn't feel comfortable adding movies with under 500 votes or mixing in documentaries with biographies. So, I didn't add any titles leaving it at about twenty options. I did do a fair amount of research to ferret out prospective "true-story" campaign/election movies, but was hoping for some suggestions to round out the list. I deleted as requested the "STILL ADDING/DELETING ANSWER OPTIONS, SUGGESTIONS WELCOME?" banner and also the upcoming options that haven't been released, as I thought this half would be viable in a future election cycle or when another true-story related movie made it timely.

The Pope
(2018) Drama | Post-production
A biographical drama about Pope Francis, the 266th Pope and his papal election.
Director: Fernando Meirelles | Stars: Juan Minujín, Anthony Hopkins, Jonathan Pryce, Matthew T. Reynolds

Reagan
(I) Biography, Drama | Pre-production
A biographical drama of Ronald Reagan, from his childhood to his time in the oval office.
Director: Sean McNamara | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Jon Voight, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Robert Davi
 
Roosevelt Biography, Drama, History | Announced
A biographical drama about President Theodore Roosevelt.
Director: Martin Scorsese | Star: Leonardo DiCaprio

Untitled Ulysses S. Grant Project Drama, War | Announced
A biographical drama about President Ulysses S. Grant 
Director: Steven Spielberg | Star: Leonardo DiCaprio

Untitled Lee Atwater Project | Biography, Drama, History | Announced
A biographical drama about political strategist Lee Atwater, who crafted winning Presidential campaigns for Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush.
Producer: Adam McKay

P.S.
In retrospect, I did add these two lower voted election-themed movies that were well watched TV movies in their respective countries. They may well be popular choices with British and Canadian poll takers.

Coalition (2015 TV Movie) | Drama 7.2 Votes: 187
Movie details the formation of a coalition government between the Conservatives and Liberal Democrat parties following the 2010 United Kingdom general election after neither secured enough votes to form a majority government.
Trudeau
(2002 TV Movie) | Biography, Drama 6.7 Votes: 402
Movies is a biographical account of Canada's controversial and flamboyant Prime Minister, Pierre Elliot Trudeau. It details his political career up to the patriation of the Canadian Constitution. A prequel, Trudeau II: Maverick in the Making (2005) focuses on Pierre Trudeau's political career in Quebec before he came to Ottawa.

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Don't boo. Vote!

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They say it could be the most important poll in our lifetimes!

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Congratulations urbanemovies on your 233rd live poll! As of 8-Nov-2018 8:33 PM Pacific your polls have 402,416 or more votes, for an average of 1,727 votes per poll.

Best True Story Election or Campaign Movie?
7052nd Live Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/YKHwufQppgE/
Seen: http://www.imdb.com/seen/ls045779377/

This is the 3,154th Title poll. Such polls have a total of 7,602,072 votes for an average of 2,410 votes per poll.
Total Number of Votes			16,334,045
Projected Date of 20 Million Votes	14-Mar-2020
Days Until 20 Million Votes		491
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Congratulations urbanemovies on your 234th live poll! As of 8-Nov-2018 8:33 PM Pacific your polls have 402,644 or more votes, for an average of 1,721 votes per poll.

Best Fictional Election or Campaign Movie?
7053rd Live Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/BAJyz7areFY/
Seen:
http://www.imdb.com/seen/ls045554431/

This is the 3,155th Title poll. Such polls have a total of 7,602,300 votes for an average of 2,410 votes per poll.
Total Number of Votes			16,334,045
Projected Date of 20 Million Votes	14-Mar-2020
Days Until 20 Million Votes		491
This is the list of urbanemovies' polls as of 1-Nov-2018:

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IMDb Polls - Descending Order of Votes http://mypollwatch.blogspot.com/2013/12/imdb-polls-descending-order-of-votes.html

Summary Statistics http://mypollwatch.blogspot.com/2016/05/summary-statistics.html

Key Threads - IMDb Poll FAQs Index https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/faq-key-threads-imdb-poll-faqs-index

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