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Nerdist News: Top 5 Movie Presidents

Happy Presidents’ Day, friends!

Yes, it’s that magical day of the year again, where we can all take a brief respite from the work week to reminisce on some of our fair nation’s greatest leaders… or, in the case of today’s episode, some of film history’s greatest presidents! To celebrate Presidents’ Day, we here at Nerdist News are counting down the Top 5 greatest Commanders in Chief ever committed to celluloid.

Did we leave off your favorite movie president? Tell us who and why they deserved a spot in the comments below!

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  1. Ross says:

    Oh, you children. On the serious/realistically inspiring list, Fredric March’s President Jordan Lyman in “Seven Days In May” knocks those guys into a cocked hat.

  2. rhinobaby says:

    Jed Bartlet will always be #1 for me, but I also have a soft spot for Dave.

  3. Todd says:

    Sorry, Pullman’s got to go. His speech, while rousing, was totally overshadowed by…umm…Randy Quaid? Seriously, no one outdone by Randy Quaid should make this list. Give his spot to either Michael Douglas if you want serious or Jack Nicholson for the comedic.

  4. Anthony says:

    I nominate the vampire slaying Lincoln (Benjamin Walker?) onto your list.

  5. Bowieskid says:

    President Jackson Evans (Jeff Bridges) in The Contender FTW.

    Honorable TV Show mention to Presidents to Bartlet (TWW) and Roslin (BStarG)

  6. Andrew says:

    Andrew Shepherd (Michael Douglas) from the American President is a politician we could actually aspire to. Also, though only pretending to be President, Dave Kovic (Kevin Kline) did a better job than the actual president.

  7. Ethan says:

    Jack Nicholson from Mars Attacks?