They say that you should not talk about politics or religion except when you are looking for scandal. The theory is proved in the film industry, where the most controversial films reflect hideous policy reality based on lies, blackmail and huge financial interests.
10. The Queen
We all understand that the movie The Queen is not a truthful description of the events that followed at Royal House after the death of Princess Diana. But subconsciously, we allowed the story changed to feed our curiosity on those days. It happens rarely that a film alters our perceptions of history, but The Queen is the kind of movie. Presenting in a diplomatic manner troubled relationship between Queen Elizabeth and Prime Minister Tony Blair, is impossible not to wonder how much imagination was put to beat in the intimate scenes of royal personages.
09. Frost / Nixon
The premise of the film is not a verbal confrontation between the two, but the role of television in politics. In a televised debate with JFK, Richard Nixon refused to wear makeup, saying that he is not gay. If all present in the studio were convinced that Nixon won the debate, things look completely different from TV audience saw a sweaty Nixon not trustworthy. That was when the politicians have realized how strong the influence of TV is.
In the summer of 1972, two Washington Post reporters, who otherwise could not work, go to the thread of a shocking story. Following a burglary at Watergate Hotel, to find that U.S. President’s people have put in tapped the opposition. And that’s not all. Reelection campaign funds are coming from suspicious sources. Editor promises publishing articles if they contain evidence handled so that the reporters enlists the help of an accounting Republican.
The King’s Speech follows the story of shy and sensible Albert Duke of York, who tried to escape a speech impediment that pursued him. Being crowned suddenly, he is forced to face Hitler. In fact, Duke was a simple picture of the Royal House and architect of the British military efforts during the Second World War was Winston Churchill, played exceptionally by Timothy Spall.
06. The Candidate
The lawyer Bill McKay (Robert Redford) is notable for the charisma and integrity, by Democratic Party machine and persuaded to run for Senate, but without having any real chance to win. Son of former governor agrees to enter in the race with one condition: that during the entire campaign to say only what he thinks, with no embellishment of any communications specialist.
Rewarded with an Oscar, Forest Whitaker creates a complex portrait and absolutely fascinating of Amin. He is the charismatic dictator, psychopath who ravaged his country and witness history, braves enough to stand up. The film not follows the historical truth, but do not try to masquerade as documentary.
04. Wag the Dog
De Niro plays Conrad Brean, the political advisor and the man responsible for winning the presidential election despite the sex scandal involving U.S. President. Conrad hires the producer Stanley Motts (Dustin Hoffman) to invent an imaginary war with Albania to distract U.S. citizens.
03. Inside Job
Greed is one thing that both Republicans and Democrats have in common. This is the depressing conclusion on which you get after watching a documentary about the collapse of Wall Street and complex economic catastrophe that followed. Laws change, government change, but the situation remains always the same: the rich get richer and the poor get poorer. Inside Job helps us understand how the system actually works. In the last 30-40 years, Wall Street firms have become incredibly profitable, and incredibly expensive political campaigns.
02. J. Edgar
The film directed by Clint Eastwood represents a complex Hollywood portrait of a strong man, but misunderstood. One of the most controversial modern politicians, J. Edgar Hoover was not afraid of blackmail and never resort to threats, meaning that information is power and that fear can lead to many opportunities. Although the director’s intention was for the public to empathize with the protagonist, carefully describing his inner turmoil, everyone is free to regard Hoover as a hero or as a manipulator.
01. Schindler’s List
Schindler’s List is a masterpiece with seven Oscars awarded, a shocking testimony inspired by real events that brings to the fore, Holocaust nightmare. Initially, Martin Scorsese was chosen to direct the film, but declined saying that production requires the attention of the Director of Jewish origin. So Steven Spielberg has proven choice in making a drama with touches of documentary recreates the dark period during the Second World War, when thousands of Hebrew in Krakow were imprisoned in concentration camps, to be executed.