In celebration of the release of Independence Day: Resurgence and Elvis & Nixon, I figured I’d do a list of My Top Ten Presidents In Movies. Which is a bit stupid since I’ve not seen either of these movies. 😉 I had planned to go to the Independence Day sequel on Tuesday & then do this list but, after the REALLY BAD reviews for it, I decided I couldn’t be bothered. So I watched an equally bad movie at home instead! (San Andreas… Hilarious!)
Anyway, I’ll shut up & just get on with the list. It’s a mix of real & fictional presidents. As always, they’re only on the list if I’ve actually seen the movie. So here are My Top Ten Movie Presidents (roughly ranked according to how much I like the character. kind of. sort of.):
10. Edward Herrmann as Franklin D. Roosevelt in Annie (1982)
9. James Adomian as George W. Bush in Harold & Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay
8. Will Forte as Abraham Lincoln in The Lego Movie
7. Jack Nicholson as President James Dale in Mars Attacks!
6. Terry Crews as President Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho in Idiocracy
5. Peter Sellers as President Merkin Muffley in Dr. Strangelove
4. Donald Pleasence as the President of the United States in Escape From New York
3. Morgan Freeman as President Tom Beck in Deep Impact
2. Robin Williams as Theodore Roosevelt in the Night At The Museum movies
1. Robert V. Barron as Abraham Lincoln in Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure
The presidents in…
The Simpsons Movie
Air Force One
Back To The Future Part II
Beavis & Butt-Head Do America
A Few I’ve Not Seen:
Elvis & Nixon
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
The American President
Olympus & London Has Fallen
great list. what pres is in BTTF2?
You should see The Contender, Jeff Bridges is a great President there too
Ronald Reagan in the 80’s Cafe thingy. ; ) Maybe someday! Decent stars in that but not a genre I love…
Ok. Guess reagan can slip by… 😉
You should watch Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, that film is so fun. I love that you got Lego Movie in on this list!
I HAD to include The Lego Movie – such a great film! : ) I’m definitely curious about Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. I’ll check it out at some point! Does look fun. : )
Bill & Ted!! Yessssssssssssssssss!!!
Bill & Ted should top ALL lists!!! ; )
Great list! It’s a shame the Independence Day sequel is getting such bad reviews. Guess I’ll just have to keep waiting for Star Trek. 😉
Thanks! : ) I know – I was actually kind of excited for the Independence Day sequel. Oh well. I may still watch it at some point with really low expectations. I have to admit that the Star Trek Beyond trailer hasn’t blown me away but I’m sure I’ll watch that one anyway. : )
Presidents in both Independence Day and Air Force one for me. They were truly kick-ass.
I do need to re-watch Air Force One someday as I don’t remember it well. But I do love Harrison Ford! : ) They were both a bit “America, f*%k yeah!”. Lol
You can’t have a film about President kicking ass and not have it be “America F*** yeah!”
Ha! Very true. ; )
Fantastic idea for a list. Air Force One, Independence day and Dave for me. I love the originality and thoroughness of these posts. I’d forgotten Mars Attacks completely.
Thanks! Hubby MAY have come up with this one. ; ) lol. He does like to contribute to the top ten list ideas! I need to re-watch Air Force One & Dave – I did like them at the time. Jack was one of the first I thought of. Love Jack! : )
Your h sounds awesome
He has his moments ; )
I’ll add a favorite: Henry Fonda in Fail Safe
Okay! Hmm. I’ve not seen that. Or heard of it. I guess I better go look it up. ; ) I’m not sure I’ve even seen a Henry Fonda movie. (Should I admit that?? Lol). I’ll look him up too! : )
Merkin Muffley is the most presidential name ever. Love that movie.
It is! I wish we had a president actually named that. Oh man there’d be some great memes! ; )
I love the list, but how on earth did Harrison Ford in Air Force One not make the cut?! I’d vote for him in a heartbeat. I do love Dave, and Robin Williams as Roosevelt too.
I do love Harrison Ford! Have to admit I barely remember that movie now, though. May re-watch it someday then change my mind! ; ) Need to re-watch Dave as well. LOVE Williams in the Night at the Museum movies. His final scene in the third one is so bittersweet.
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So glad to see President Camacho on this list. Also do NOT watch Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter.
Lol. That’s funny – I think someone else told me TO watch Vampire Hunter. ; ) Idiocracy is a seriously underrated film. I keep meaning to re-watch that one! Seemed far-fetched but is becoming more & more accurate…