These Movies Perfectly Captured The Political Climate Of Each Decade

They say art imitates life, and that’s just as true for art on the big screen as for art on a canvas. Many filmmakers are inspired by the day’s political climate and create incredible films that reveal what the country was going through during a specific moment in time. Whether the Cold War, the Lewinsky scandal, or the post-Watergate environment, these films give viewers the aggregate mood of the political society of the 1940s through 1990s…

All The President’s Men Detailed The Watergate Scandal


The 1976 film All The President’s Men centers on two journalists from the Washington Post who investigate the Watergate scandal, which leads to the end of Richard Nixon’s presidency. Based on the 1974 nonfiction book of the same name, the film stars Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman. The film was met with critical acclaim and praised for highlighting free press as well as what pointing out what happens when power goes unchecked. In real life, Nixon tried to cover up events that occurred when the Democratic National Committee (DNC) headquarters were broken into in 1972. He resigned in 1974 to avoid impeachment.