Getting goosebumps from President Thomas J. Whitmore's speech in "Independence Day" is one thing. ("We will not go quietly into the night!" is a pretty powerful line, especially when about to face off with an alien race intent on over taking the planet.) But, some of the best on-screen commanders-in-chief have been based on our real-life leaders.

From Anthony Hopkins in "Nixon" and...Anthony Hopkins in "Amistad" to Daniel Day-Lewis as Honest Abe in the upcoming "Lincoln," we've collected the best Presidential movie portrayals, ever. Keep an eye out all this month for more presidential movie-related pieces tied to the 2012 election.

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