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The 20 Highest-Grossing Election Themed Movies

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After a very long campaign season, Election Day is finally upon us. As millions of Americans line up at the polls to vote for their favorite candidate, we thought it would be appropriate to round-up the most successful election-themed films of all time.

While most of the films on the list focus on presidential campaigns, others center around senatorial, congressional, or local campaigns.

The following 20 films have been ranking according to worldwide gross totals, unless otherwise noted.

Nixon (1995): $13.7 million*

This film tells the story of the life of President Nixon, played by Anthony Hopkins. It was nominated for four Oscars.  

*Ranked according to U.S. box office totals because worldwide totals not available.



Welcome to Mooseport (2004): $14.6 million

Starring Ray Romano and Gene Hackman, "Welcome to Mooseport" tells the story of a former president who decides to run for mayor in his hometown of Mooseport, Maine.



Election (1999): 14.9 million*

This movie, starring Reese Witherspoon and Matthew Broderick, tells the story of a high school student's complicated campaign for student body president.

*Ranked according to U.S. box office totals because worldwide totals not available.



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