To make a great thriller, you need to set up a truly suspenseful struggle between good vs. evil. But short of traveling to Middle-earth, where can you find such a battle? In politics, of course. As long as they've been making films, directors have turned to the world of powerful public officials to give us mystery, intrigue, mudslinging, and the occasional assassination. Now that's entertainment!

Unlike real-life politics, however, the movies manage to get closer to resolving the world's troubles before the credits roll. Whether they're ultra serious or deliciously satirical, these are a baker's dozen that get our vote.
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