Political Satireby BramOh | created - 12 Jan 2013 | updated - 12 Nov 2014 | Public
Some entries have admittedly marginal political content. I've kept those near the bottom of the list.
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1. The Thick of It (2005–2012)
TV-MA | 29 min | Comedy
Set in the corridors of power and spin, the Minister for Social Affairs, is continually harassed by Number 10's policy enforcer and dependent on his not-so-reliable team of civil servants.
3. In the Loop (2009)
Not Rated | 106 min | Comedy
A political satire about a group of skeptical American and British operatives attempting to prevent a war between two countries.
Votes: 52,311 | Gross: $2.38M
4. The Colbert Report (2005–2015)
TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show
Satirical newscaster Stephen Colbert provides humorous commentary on the big issues going on in the United States and the rest of the world, with his larger-than-life ego and overly-patriotic spirit along with him every step of the way.
5. The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (1996– )
TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show
Providing comedy/news in the tradition of TV Nation and SNL's Weekend Update, Comedy Central's Daily Show reports on the foibles and of the real world with a satirical edge. In addition to ... See full summary »
6. Yes Minister (1980–1984)
TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy
The Right Honorable James Hacker has landed the plum job of Cabinet Minister to the Department of Administration. At last he is in a position of power and can carry out some long-needed reforms, or so he thinks.
11. The New Statesman (1987–1994)
70 min | Comedy
The ultra right-wing Alan B'Stard, the most selfish, greedy, dishonest, sadistic and sociopathic Conservative MP of them all, plots to achieve his meglomaniacal ambitions.
14. The Distinguished Gentleman (1992)
R | 112 min | Comedy, Crime
A conman discovers during a "job" that US Congress is where the money is. "Name recognition" gets him elected. Will he develop a conscience?
Votes: 14,587 | Gross: $46.67M
15. My Fellow Americans (1996)
PG-13 | 101 min | Adventure, Comedy
Two former U. S. Presidents, hated rivals, join forces to expose the current, corrupt President at the risk of their lives.
Votes: 13,653 | Gross: $22.29M
16. Spin City (1996–2002)
TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy
Mike Flaherty, the Deputy Mayor of New York City, and his team of half-wits must constantly save the Mayor from embarrassment and the media. Mike is later succeeded by Charlie Crawford.
20. Hail to the Chief (1985– )
30 min | Comedy
Julia Mansfield is the first woman to be elected President of the United States. In addition to dealing with the threat of nuclear war with the Soviet Union, spies in the cabinet, and ... See full summary »
23. D.C. Follies (1987–1989)
30 min | Comedy
Set in a Washington, D.C. bar, Fred Willard was the bartender, and the patrons were all Krofft puppets, including former U.S. Presidents Reagan, Carter, Ford, and Nixon, and news reporters Dan Rather and Ted Koppel.
27. The Day Today (1994– )
30 min | Comedy
A spoof of the British style of news broadcasting - including ridiculous stories, patronising vox pops, offensively hard-hitting research and a sports presenter clearly struggling for metaphors.
30. Bulworth (1998)
R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A suicidally disillusioned liberal politician puts a contract out on himself and takes the opportunity to be bluntly honest with his voters by affecting the rhythms and speech of hip-hop music and culture.
Votes: 24,022 | Gross: $26.53M
31. Black Sheep (1996)
PG-13 | 87 min | Comedy
A gubernatorial candidate hires a wormy special assistant whose only job is to make sure the candidate's well-meaning but incompetent brother doesn't ruin the election.
Votes: 34,945 | Gross: $32.38M