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7 Great Political Comedies to Help Take The Edge Off Election Day

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Election Day is stressful. No matter which side you fall on, Democrat, Republican or that guy who wants to legalize pot, this 2012 Election has been one for the books. It’s a race that will come down to the wire as the nation shows how split it is ideologically. And for anyone with emotional investment in either candidate, there will be some grey hairs gained before it’s all said and done. As a born-and-raised Ohioan, my thoughts are with the pummeled masses in my home state. Friends and family who have all had their lives shaken up with an onslaught of campaign ads and robocalls. As someone who lived through two elections as an adult living in Ohio, I can vouch that it’s torture.

So this list is for you, my dearest friends and relatives in Ohio. A list of 7 movies you can watch today that are political and enjoyable. Because it’s Election Day and we should celebrate our democracy by doing our civic duty. But we also should be able to relax and have a little bit of fun. So download one (or more) of these to your iPad to watch while you’re waiting in line for hours just to get to the polls.

Wag the Dog (1997)

Dr. Strangelove (1964)

Election (1999)

Duck Soup (1933)

Thank You For Smoking (2006)

Bullworth (1998)

Dave (1993)

What are you watching this Election Day?

Neil Miller is the Founder and Publisher of Film School Rejects. For almost a decade, he has been talking movies on television, the radio, and the Internet.

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