Top 10 Classic President Movies

Today is President’s Day, and what better way to celebrate then to watch a movie about a real or fictitious president. Here’s my 10 favorite. 

10. King’s Row


Starring Ann Sheridan, Robert Cummings, and Ronald Reagan

No president’s list would be complete without a movie Ronald Reagan starred in. This was considered his best.

9. Dave


Starring Kevin Kline

When the president has a stroke a goes into a coma, a regular guy is hired to impersonate him without anyone’s knowledge. The guy, Dave, becomes a better president than the real president because he puts the country ahead of himself.

8. A Man Called Peter


Starring Richard Todd and Jean Peters

True Story of Peter Marshall who became pastor of  “the church of presidents” and Chaplin of the US Senate. Let’s just say he wasn’t politically correct.

7. Abe Lincoln In Illinois


Starring Raymond Massey

A lot of movies have been made about Lincoln’s life. This is the best one.

6. The Crossing


Starring Jeff Daniels

George Washington crosses the Delaware. This made for TV movie is the best George Washington movie around.

5. 1776


Starring William Daniels

A musical about the founding of our nation. The main characters are John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson. Two of these men later become President which makes this a presidential movie. Most of it is funny, but be prepared to have a lump in your throat at the end.

4. Fail Safe


Starring Henry Fonda and Walter Matthau

Chilling movie about the difficult choices a president would make if there were a nuclear attack.

3. The President’s Analyst


Starring James Coburn

This is the funniest president movie ever made.

2. Independence Day


Starring Will Smith, Will Pullman, Jeff Goldblum

A great classic even if it’s not that old. Who will ever forget the speech President Whitfield made before the battle?

1. Air Force One


Starring Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman, & Glen Close

All right. This movie isn’t that old. But it’s still a classic in my book and the best president movie ever made.

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About Tamera Kraft

Tamera Kraft has been a children’s pastor for over 20 years. She is the leader of a ministry called Revival Fire For Kids where she mentors other children’s leaders, teaches workshops, and is a children’s ministry consultant and children’s evangelist. She is also a writer and has curriculum published including Kid Konnection 5: Kids Entering the Presence of God published by Pathway Press. She is a recipient of the 2007 National Children’s Leaders Association Shepherd’s Cup for lifetime achievement in children’s ministry.

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