In my opinion, there are two reasons to celebrate this Monday's President's Day holiday. One, of course, is that it's a three-day weekend, and the other is that there are so many great movies whose stories revolve around U.S. presidents. Hence, I'm devoting this week's themed Movie Night to some of my favorite presidential movies.
The American President
Michael Douglas makes for a solid, dependable, and intelligent U.S. President in this film about romance, Oval Office-style. Douglas plays President Andrew Shepherd, the most powerful man in the world. When he asks the smart, lovely lobbyist Sydney Ellen Wade (Annette Benning) out on a date, tongues start wagging, and the President's approval ratings plummet. It's situations like these that test a President, and the choices made can turn a good President into... a great one. (Cheesiness fully intended).
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