Americans are voting and at the same time China is going through its own political transition, i thought it would be the best time to round-up the most successful election-themed films of all time. Ranking are made based on worldwide gross totals.
1. In the Line of Fire (1993): $177 million – Secret Service agent Frank Horrigan (Clint Eastwood) is haunted by the reality that JFK was assassinated under his watch. John Malkovich acted as assassin Mitch Leary. In the Line of Firet was nominated for Academy Award in Best Actor in a Supporting Role (John Malkovich), Best Film Editing (Anne V. Coates) and Best Writing Screenplay (Jeff Maguire) category.
2. The American President (1995): $107.9 million – The American President is the story of a president Andrew Shepherd (Michael Douglas) and attractive environmental lobbyist Sydney Ellen Wade (Annette Bening) who fall in love.
3. The Manchurian Candidate (2004): $96.1 million – starring Denzel Washington as Bennett Marco and Meryl Streep, is the story of a vice presidential nominee haunted by his past as a soldier during the Gulf War based on the 1959 novel by Richard Condon.
4. The Campaign (2012): $93.7 million – starring Will Ferrell (Democratic Congressman Cam Brady ) and Zach Galifianakis (Marty Huggins), is about two ridiculous congressional candidates and their shenanigans as they campaign for office.
5. The Ides of March (2011): $76 million – story of a presidential campaign and an idealistic staffer who gets caught up in dirty politics, starring George Clooney, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Ryan Gosling directed by George Clooney.
6. All the President’s Men (1976): $70.6 million – starred Dustin Hoffman and Robert Redford
7. Wag the Dog (1997): $64.3 million – starring Dustin Hoffman and Robert De Niro
8. Milk (2008): $54.6 million – starring Sean Penn
9. Primary Colors (1998): $52.1 million – starring John Travolta and Kathy Bates
10. The Distinguished Gentleman (1992): $46.7 million – starring Eddie Murphy
11. Napoleon Dynamite (2004): $46.1 million
12. Man of the Year (2006): $41.2 million – starring Robin Williams and Lewis Black
13. Head of State (2003): $38.6 million – starring Chris Rock and Bernic Mac
14. Black Sheep (1996): $32.4 million – starring Chris Farley and David Spade
15. Bulworth (1998): $29.2 million – starring Halle Berry
16. Speechless (1994): $20.7 million – starring Michael Keaton, Geena Davis, and Christopher Reeve
17. Swing Vote (2008): $17.6 million – starring Kevin Costner and Kelsey Grammar
18. Election (1999): 14.9 million – starring Reese Witherspoon and Matthew Broderick
19. Welcome to Mooseport (2004): $14.6 million – Starring Ray Romano and Gene Hackman
20. Nixon (1995): $13.7 million – Starring Anthony Hopkins