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One of the best things about Criterion is the wide range of types of films and themes expressed in their vast collection, and many of them deal with strong political points, some even opposing. And we're here to celebrate them today. Besides, it's an election year so the timing seems about right.
The penultimate political thriller!
Watch Jack Lemmon's political views change before your very eyes!
Great, real depiction of the land grabs of the early West
This film is anything but subtle when it comes to it's message and the connections it draws, but that's kind of the appeal as well
The coal miners strike, and strike, and strike and but may never get their God given rights...
Sort of along the same lines
As is this
Politics and morality in war are spelled out by a master
You wouldn't believe how little the political game has changed over the years...
Ernesto Che is kind of a big deal for almost any liberal movement you find today. It's almost getting annoying...still, a great man.
The Campaign...only this one is funny AND smart
The people behind the candidate are honestly much more interesting.
The tragic yet inspiring documentary of an amazing man, and the first openly gay politician. This documentary is beautiful and moving and features some great interviews with those close to Harvey. The Gus van Sant film with Sean Penn is pretty good
Covering all the "hot button issues" from Immigration...
...to the War on Drugs
Unfortunately, WWII wasn't this funny...
...it was, sadly, more like this..
...even though we made it look likes this...
Behind all the foul and disturbing imagery is tale of fascism that leaves a lasting mark
Same with this, just socialism
Three (technically two...) grand stories about an ill fated rise to power
Three cheers for corruption! Hip-hip...!
One of the most shockingly real films ever made. So very cool.
Alex Cox's first wild view of 80s American politics as an outsider look in with a sharp wit. One of the original endings included Otto joining the Sandinista revolution but even he found that too heavy handed
The height of America's political turmoil in the past century.
American Fascists in Spain
JFK before, during, and after