Today is President’s Day. President’s Day is an important day because it is the time for us to remember and reflect back on our country’s prominent leaders. There are a number of great movies and television shows for you to watch to commemorate this day. Check down below to see what I have in store for you:
- The West Wing (1999 to 2006)
The West Wing is a television show that ran from between the years of 1999 to 2006. There were seven seasons of this television show. Martin Sheen played the President of the United States… a man named Josiah “Jed” Bartlett.
The West Wing was a fast-paced, quick-talking television show that showcased different issues that may rise-up during someone’s time in-office. The television show was smart and dealt with many complicated modern events. It is a great show to start to watch on President’s Day. I highly recommend it.
2. The American President (1995)
The American President is the next movie that I would like to suggest for you to watch today. The American President stars Michael Douglas and Annette Bening.
Michael Douglas plays Andrew Shepard who is the President of the United States of America. Annette Bening plays Sydney Ellen Wade. Sydney Ellen Wade is a political lobbyist who the president views as a love interest.
In this movie, Andrew Shepard is a widow. His wife died during his campaign to be president. Shepard feels it is time to start to date despite that fact that he is in office.
Enter Sydney Ellen Wade. Sydney Ellen Wade is a smart and a resourceful political lobbyist that Andrew Shepard notices immediately. Shepard decides to pursue her despite the news and the paparazzi that always have something to say.
This is a great movie to watch. There is both parts politics and love in this movie. Sydney Ellen Wade is a smart and a confident woman. She is the type of woman that a president would surely be interested to date seriously.
Check-out this film if you want to watch a romantic movie with a touch of pomp-and-circumstance.
3. Dave (1993)
Dave is a great comedy movie. Dave is about a man named Dave who looks exactly like the President of the Untied States. The President of the Untied States is a man named Bill Mitchell. One night he has a heart-attack. The president is placed in a coma. The president’s advisors decide to hide that fact. They turn to Dave. They ask him if he can impersonate the president while he rests somewhere unknown.
Dave is kind-hearted, honest, and real. He is a step-up from the old president. He wants to help Americans everywhere. He wants to change the status-quo. But what happens when the old President Bill Mitchell wakes-up from his coma?
This movie is a great oldie with a lot of heart. I think you should watch this film as soon as you have a chance to do so.
4. Jackie (2016)
Jackie is a somber look at a strong and brave woman named Jacqueline Kennedy. John F. Kennedy is the 35th President of the United States of America. Jacqueline Kennedy was the wife of John F. Kennedy, otherwise known as The First Lady of the United States of America.
This movie is about Jacqueline Kennedy during the first days that her husband was the president. It also follows Jacqueline Kennedy during her husband’s assassination and also the following days after that tragic event.
Jackie is a touching film about The First Lady’s strength and tenacity at a difficult time for her and for everyone in America. It is a haunting film that will follow you around for days after you watch it.
5. Thirteen Days (2001)
Thirteen Days is a film that is about John F. Kennedy at a momentous time of his presidency. John F. Kennedy is informed that a set of missile are placed in Cuba. The missiles are sent there by Russia. The missiles long-range capabilities are able to reach Washington, D.C. despite the missiles’ distance from the capital of America. It is John F. Kennedy’s job to de-escalate the situation… and to save America from a possible nuclear war with Russia.
Thirteen Days is a snapshot of John F. Kennedy’s presidency during the Cuban Missile Crisis. It shows his political acumen and negotiation skills while under-fire. It shows how he and his brother, Robert F. Kennedy, work together to end the Cuban Missile Crisis without any America casualties.
Thirteen Days is a highly political movie that I think people can enjoy if they want to get into the heart of politics as-it-is in Washington, D.C. It is a picture of a fast-paced world where anything can happen… and where things usually do.
I hope you enjoy President’s Day with your friends and with your family. It is the time to sit-back and to relax while you watch one of these great films.
Have a good one.