'Lincoln' (2012) – The Steven Spielberg historical drama "Lincoln" looks at the 16th president in the days leading up to the passing of the 13th Amendment banning slavery.
'Zero Dark Thirty' (2012) – This gripping film tracks the events that led to the 2011 killing of Osama bin Laden by U.S. Navy SEALs.
'Argo' (2012) – Ben Affleck directed and starred in "Argo," a story about a covert CIA operation to rescue Americans during the Iran hostage crisis in 1979.
'Mr. Smith Goes to Washington' (1939) – Actor Jimmy Stewart played Jefferson Smith in director Frank Capra's 1939 film "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington," in which he portrays an honest man thrust into the political limelight.
'All The President's Men' (1976) – Robert Redford, left, and Dustin Hoffman, right, played the young Washington Post reporters who brought down Richard Nixon in the 1976 film "All The President's Men."
'The Manchurian Candidate' (1962) – It was the height of the Cold War when the 1962 psychological thriller "The Manchurian Candidate" debuted, exploiting paranoia over secret communists and secret communist plots.
'JFK' (1991) – Kevin Costner, center, plays District Attorney Jim Garrison, who investigates the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, in the 1991 Oliver Stone film "JFK."
'Nixon' (1995) – Anthony Hopkins and Joan Allen played Richard and Pat Nixon in the 1995 biopic "Nixon."
'Malcolm X' (1992) – Denzel Washington starred as the iconic civil rights leader in the 1992 film "Malcolm X," which studied the troubled racial history of America.
'Bowling for Columbine' (2002) – Director Michael Moore won an Oscar for Best Documentary for his 2002 movie "Bowling for Columbine," which dealt with guns in America after the tragic shooting.
'Syriana' (2005) – George Clooney is Bob Barnes in the 2005 politically charged drama "Syriana," which focuses around the issues of Mideast oil, power and intrigue.
'Milk' (2008) – Sean Penn won the Best Actor statue for his 2008 portrayal of the gay-rights hero in "Milk."
'Frost/Nixon' (2008) – Frank Langella played Richard Nixon in the 2008 film "Frost/Nixon."