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Ahead Of Super Tuesday, We Talk Best Political Films

Sean Penn in
Sean Penn in "Milk"
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Political movies. At their best, they breathe emotion into complex historical situations, providing a glimpse into the rarefied lives of powerful and mysterious figures. 

And at their worst, they’re full of obvious prosthetics, misrepresentations and inaccuracies. 

With Super Tuesday on the horizon, we want to pay homage to the cream of the crop. Whether you loved Sean Penn’s performance as Harvey Milk in “Milk,” or think “The Manchurian Candidate” is a modern classic, we want to hear from you. 

What are your favorite political films? What did they get wrong and what did they get right? What about them appeals to you? Call us at 866-893-5722.


Claudia Puig, film critic for KPCC and president of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA); she tweets @ClaudiaPuig

Tim Cogshell, film critic for KPCC, Alt-Film Guide and; he tweets @CinemaInMind

Angie Han, KPCC film critic and deputy entertainment editor at Mashable; she tweets @ajhan