Presidents’ Day 2020 has arrived, and if you’re planning on spending the day off watching Netflix, why not binge on some great films about Presidents? The streaming service has several great options in all kinds of genres that deal with both the legacies of real US presidents and hopefuls, as well as some fake POTUS characters as well.
Here are the best presidential movies to watch on Netflix for Presidents’ Day this year.
Starring: Devon Terell, Anya Taylor-Joy, Jason Mitchell
A young Barack Obama forges his identity while dealing with race, divergent cultures and ordinary life as a New York City college student.
“The Great Hack” (2019)
Explore how a data company named Cambridge Analytica came to symbolize the dark side of social media in the wake of the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
“How To Win The U.S. Presidency” (2016)
This whimsical look at rough-and-tumble American politics examines the influence of money, religion and even Ancient Rome on presidential campaigns.
“JFK: The Making Of A President” (2017)
Explore how John F. Kennedy’s worldview was influenced by his younger years when he endured poor health, family tragedy and a demanding father.
Starring: Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, James Spader
Director Steven Spielberg takes on the towering legacy of Abraham Lincoln, focusing on his stewardship of the Union during the Civil War.
“Meet The Trumps: From Immigrant to President” (2017)
Learn about Donald Trump’s family history, including his immigrant grandfather’s gold-rush enterprises and his dad’s development of a property empire.
The real Mitt Romney is revealed in this documentary that goes beyond the sound bites with unprecedented access to his 2012 presidential campaign.
“Olympus Has Fallen” (2013)
Starring: Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman, Dylan McDermott, Angela Bassett, Melissa Leo, Ashley Judd
When ruthless terrorists seize the White House, one man is the last line of defense.
“Vantage Point” (2008)
Starring: Dennis Quaid, Forest Whitaker, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver
Witnesses with different points of view try to unravel an assassination attempt on the U.S. President.